Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I Won In November


I won a Seagate GoFlex Slim 320 GB USB 3.0 Performance External Hard Drive, STBE320100 (Black) on Born2Impress.




I won the Rubbermaid Bento Boxes from Networking Witches.

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I won a $50 Visa Gift Card from One2One Network.


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I won Pur Minerals Makeup from Shop With Me Mama.

The prizes mentioned in this post were received during the month of November. 

#HGG Review: Simple Luxury Superior Egyptian Cotton 600gsm 6 Piece Towel Set

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My husband has been complaining about our "towel situation" for a while. We've been using the same ones for a couple of years and I must admit that they are not nearly soft enough.  When I was asked if I would like to do a review for one of Wayfair's products, I thought it would be a great time to try out the Simple Luxury Superior Egyptian Cotton 600gsm 6 Piece Towel Set.  I received them the other day and could not believe how soft and thick these towels are.  I rubbed the washcloth against my face and instantly realized that my husband was right.  I know, it pains me to admit it too.  Our old towels need to go into the trash and I need to order more of the Simple Luxury towels.  I want to take a shower now just so I can feel the soft towel on my skin.  They are definitely luxurious.  I didn't even have to use a ton of fabric softener.  When you are searching for a new towel set, consider Simple Luxury Superior Egyptian Cotton, it gets two thumbs up!

I received these towels for free from Wayfair.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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· Complete entry form and play instant win game for the opportunity to win an Exergen TemporalScanner and the chance to win the 46 inch LCD HDTV.

· The lucky winner of the HDTV is then challenged to enter to win $100,000 by correctly predicting the score of the Christmas Day football game between Green Bay and Chicago.


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Switched at Birth: Volume One

From the studio that brought you “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” comes a groundbreaking new drama about the upheaval that two teen girls experience when they discover that they were accidentally switched at birth. Starring Lea Thompson (Back To The Future, “Caroline In The City”), Constance Marie (“George Lopez”), Vanessa Marano (“Gilmore Girls”), Katie Leclerc (“Veronica Mars”), D.W. Moffett (“Friday Night Lights”), and Lucas Grabeel (Disney Channel’s “High School Musical”).


Bay Kennish (Marano), a talented graffiti artist with an edgy streak, grew up in a wealthy family with happily married parents and an older brother. Daphne Vasquez (Leclerc), an athletic teenager who lost her hearing at an early age, grew up with a single mother in a working class neighborhood. When the girls’ worlds collide, family bonds are tested, new romances are sparked, and they start to learn that it’s who they are inside that matters, not where they grew up. Relive the girls’ journey and catch up before the premiere with “Switched At Birth: Volume 1.” Including all 10 episodes plus exclusive collectible iPod skins, this two-disc set is a must-own for every fan!



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Review: The Truly Awesome Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookie #imabzzagent


I don't know if I have shared this fact with you, but I am a chocoholic. I have a very powerful sweet tooth and when I get a craving, I have to listen. I have had trouble in the past finding cookies that were both delicious and easy on my wallet. Thankfully, I no longer have to worry about that. Kroger's Truly Awesome Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies are fabulous! Seriously! They have just the right amount of chocolate and melt in your mouth. The only thing I disliked about them was that they were a little harder than I would have liked. If you prefer your cookies soft and chewy, stick them in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. That's what I did and it worked beautifully. I talked to some of my family and friends about how great the Truly Awesome Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies are and was able to hand out some coupons so they can purchase a box of their own. Of course I had to keep some for myself and have already used them to make sure that I have some yummy sweets around for when I have a craving. All in all, these are some amazing little creations!



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#HGG Review & #Giveaway: Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series [Blu-ray]

The 6-disc set combines all 13 episodes of the new season from award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock, The Adventures of Tintin), along with the 2010 Holiday Special, A Christmas Carol, starring Harry Potter’s Michael Gambon, plus hours of bonus features.


The series follows the adventures of the Doctor, a mysterious traveler who journeys throughout all of time and space, picking up companions along the way. ©BAFTA nominee Matt Smith (the Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory) and Alex Kingston (River Song) are back when the Doctor faces his date with death and learns a lot more about the mysterious River Song.


Guest stars include Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Notting Hill), supermodel Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), James Corden (Gavin & Stacey,The History Boys), and David Walliams (Little Britain, Come Fly With Me). Catch a surprise appearance by NBC’s Meredith Vieira in the series finale as well as Michael Sheen (The Twilight Saga, Midnight in Paris), who voices a character in Neil Gaiman’s episode and Imelda Staunton (Cranford, Vera Drake), who voices a character in Tom MacRae’s episode. Executive producers are Piers Wenger (Upstairs Downstairs, Ashes to Ashes) and Beth Willis (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes).

In case it wasn't obvious from all my movie and television posts, I'm addicted to a this form of entertainment.  I grew up in a house where 85% of the time science-fiction was the genre of choice.  Because of this fact, I knew that I needed to get my hands on Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series [Blu-ray].  Yes, I am huge a fan of Blu-ray, especially for movies and shows that have a lot going on.  I popped in the first disc while my husband was at work and was instantly sucked in.  I couldn't stop watching and all I kept thinking about was that I need the other seasons for my collection.  Wouldn't it be fun to watch them back-to-back?  As far as the acting goes, I was impressed.  The plot of each episode is so engrossing and it makes for a really fun viewing experience.  I definitely recommend going with the Blu-ray version, if possible. 





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Giveaway ends at 11:59 PT on Tuesday, December 6

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Beauty and the Beast 3D: In Theaters January 13th

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ magical classic “Beauty and the Beast” returns to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™, introducing a whole new generation to the Disney classic with stunning new 3D imagery. The film captures the fantastic journey of Belle (voice of Paige O’Hara), a bright and beautiful young woman who’s taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff—a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, among others—and ultimately learns to see beneath the Beast’s exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince.

Featuring unforgettable music by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, and an enormously talented vocal ensemble, “Beauty and the Beast” was the first animated feature to receive a Best Picture nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Planning The Future

I can remember being a little girl and planning my entire life using pictures I had cut out from my Mom's magazines.  I had a scrapbook dedicated to my wedding.  I had pictures of the dresses that I liked, what I wanted my bridesmaid to wear and even what invitation I would send.  I had another book that I dedicated to my future child.  In it, I had a list of names for boys and girls, my favorite furniture for the nursery and even what toys I would spoil my little one with.  I wish that I still had those books because it would be a lot of fun to see how much my taste has changed from then until now.

I will be receiving a product from Wayfair to review.

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I signed up for Hulu Plus recently because I noticed that they had some of my favorite shows on there and some that I have been wanting to check out.  I'm addicted to The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, Grey's Anatomy and more, which all have episodes on Hulu Plus.  You can sign up & get 2 weeks FREE by using my link: http://hulu.com/r/bkcdSw.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Enter To Win The Greatest Muppet Vacation EVER to Walt Disney World

Want to take your family on the Greatest Muppet Vacation EVER to Walt Disney World? “Like” Good Morning America for a chance to win. Click the Sweepstakes button on the left side of the GMA page. Enter now! While there, check out the Mahna Mahna app. http://bit.ly/vy0Byy

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Beauty & The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and Beauty & The Beast: Belle's Magical World


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Monday, November 21, 2011

Baby Stuff

When I found out that my sister was pregnant, I was so excited.  I still remember her calling me and asking if I was ready to be an aunt.  It was one of the happiest days of my life.  I couldn't believe that there was going to be a little baby in the family for me to spoil.  I immediately started doing research on different products and what features were most popular.  I had a blast looking at baby items like cribs, strollers and baby clothes.  Even though my nephew is four now, it seems like only yesterday I got to see his face for the first time. 

  
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

With the holidays right around the corner, I'm sure some lucky couples will be taking the next step in their relationship.  That's right, I'm talking about engagements.  Everyone knows that the ring is a big deal, especially to us women.  Even though the style is really important, it's also important to get a good deal.  You don't want to start off your marriage in debt and why do that when you can purchase a gorgeous ring while saving money.  Brilliance is an online retailer that allows you to do a Loose Diamond search so you can pick out the perfect shape and setting.  Plus, you can narrow down your search by choosing your own price range.  Pretty cool, huh?

This is a sponsored post.  Any opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Disney Pixar's The Brave

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.

Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The film takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.





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Quiz: Which Muppet Are You?




Question 1: What do your co-workers often find in your e-mails?

A) Hi ho! A simple and friendly greeting.

B) A joke. They may not need it, but they’re going to read it!

C) A demand, a self-flattering remark, and a reference to yourself in the third person.

D) LOTS!! OF CAPITAL!!! LETTERS! AND EXCLAMATION!! POINTS!!

E) An insult.



Question 2: It’s Friday night! What are you up to?

A) Getting together with friends. (Hoping, just this once, they don’t get too out of hand.)

B) Knock-knocking on the comedy club’s door.

C) Making a scene, with a paparazzi entourage.

D) DRUMS! ROCK AND ROLL!....BUNNIES!

E) In the balcony, hurling overripe produce.



Question 3: What brightens your day?

A) When you can get your friends to agree on something.

B) When someone laughs at your joke!

C) A mirror.

D) NOISE!

E) Getting annoyed at bright days.



Question 4: How many Facebook friends do you have?

A) You like to hang out with your friends in person. You’re not so sure about this Facebook thing.

B) Well, if you count the guy who likes your weekly Funny Friday posts. (Kermit, is that you?)

C) They don’t have numbers that go that high, sweetie.

D) LOTS!

E) One. (Sits next to you.)



Question 5: What is your favorite color?

A) Swamp green

B) Custard Pie White

C) Pink is the perfect color. But gold and diamonds are close.

D) Any color, as long as it’s… LOUD!

E) Red. As in “after we watched that last act, we’re seeing red!”



Question 6: Which film is the diamond of your DVD collection?

A) Disney’s “The Muppets” (Even if You Say So Yourself)

B) “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To This Question”

C) “Breakfast (Lunch and Dinner) at Tiffany’s”

D) “Rock & Roll High School!”

E) What’s a DVD?



Question 7: If you could switch lives with anybody for one day, who would it be?

A) Prince William. What you would give for a kiss from Kate! (And great security from lurking pigs.)

B) Jason Segel. A funny man. People actually laugh at his jokes.

C) Yourself. (By the way, most A-list actresses pick you in response to this question.)

D) Keith Richards.

E) Don Rickles





Now count up all of your answers for each letter.



· If you got the most As, you’re KERMIT! You’re loyal, professional and humble. Your friends mean the world to you – even if they sometimes drive you crazy.

· If you got the most Bs, you’re FOZZIE BEAR! You live to make others laugh. Or chuckle. Or at least chortle and maybe smile a little.

· If you got the most Cs, you’re MISS PIGGY! You are self-confident A diva who is not afraid to shine. You enjoy being admired. Actually, you demand it!

· If you got the most Ds, you’re ANIMAL! You live for Rock & Roll, big loud parties and bigger louder drums. You’re also fond of bunny rabbits.

· If you got the most Es, you’re STATLER AND WALDORF, those two old hecklers in the balcony. You have strong opinions which you share at every opportunity.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Savings


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway: SPY KIDS: All the Time in the World on DVD

The action packed franchise is back…with the next generation of Spy Kids! Marissa Cortez Wilson (Jessica Alba) has it all: married to a famous spy-hunting television reporter (Joel McHale), with a new baby and intelligent twin step kids, Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook). When the maniacal Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) disrupts her domestic bliss—threatening to take over the planet—Marissa comes out of retirement as a top secret agent. With Armageddon quickly approaching, Rebecca and Cecil are thrust into action! With a little help from some familiar Spy Kids friends, Carmen (Alexa Vega), Juni (Daryl Sabara), their faithful dog Argonaut (Ricky Gervais) and some mind-blowing gadgets, they just may be able to save the world!

The SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD Blu-ray™ and DVD bonus features include an interview with director Robert Rodriguez; a “Spy Kids Passing the Torch” featurette; a “Spy Gadgets” clip; deleted scenes; and more! Note: Special features are subject to change.

Learn more about SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD at www.spykidsmovie.net



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Kidorable News


Hop on over to www.kidorable.com and use coupon code GRATEFUL2 at checkout to get free shipping on any order, big or small from November 27 through Sunday, December 4.  



PLUS, Kidorable is partnering with the Children’s Cancer Research Fund to help you support a great cause.  We will donate 100% of the proceeds from our Butterfly umbrellas on www.kidorable.com from Thanksgiving through Christmas, bringing kids health, hope and happiness by revolutionizing the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide.  (No coupon necessary)

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The Muppets Road Trip Game


In THE MUPPETS, Kermit joins Walter, Gary (Jason Segel), Mary (Amy Adams) and—eventually—the whole Muppet gang in the car for a trip of their own, as they endeavor to save Muppet Studios from evil oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper). So don’t despair. The Muppets can help keep kids busy and happy with…DISNEY’S “THE MUPPETS” ROAD TRIP GAME!!!

See if you can spot:

5 Kermit green cars
1 Person who looks like a relative of Gonzo’s
3 People who look like they just stepped off the Electric Mayhem Band bus
4 of Miss Piggy’s biggest fans. How can you tell? Easy, they could be

a) Singing to themselves

b) Fixing their hair in the mirror

c) Blowing kisses to you through the window

d) Blowing kisses to themselves in the mirror

2 Bumper stickers that are so funny, Fozzie Bear would add them to his act
4 People wearing suits they stole from Statler and Waldorf
3 Cars that are so patriotic, Sam the Eagle just might be driving them

Bonus:

Sing the chorus of “Mahna Mahna” or “Rainbow Connection” at a red light or while driving through a tunnel
Find a license plate from Smalltown, USA (or at least one that is red, white and blue)
Find the letters of Disney’s “The Muppets” in license plates

THE MUPPETS opens in theaters everywhere on November 23rd!

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Holiday Gift Guide Idea: The Hangover Part II Exclusive Limited-Edition Collectors Set



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Review: The Littlest Angel on DVD

It’s a modern twist on the timeless tale of an Angel that discovers the greatest gifts in life are faith, friendship and doing the right thing. This new version of The Littlest Angel features wonderful animation and great vocal talent, including Ron Perlman (“Beauty and The Beast,” Tangled), and is sure to become a holiday favorite, much like the book it’s based on. The Littlest Angel is a motion picture that will put a smile on everyone’s face, and what better gift is there than that.

The Littliest Angel shows children what is really important in life.  It teaches valuable information about being a true friend, living you life right and having faith.  It's a really great movie and I wish that there were more like it. 


Buy it: The Littlest Angel on DVD







Print off some coloring pages for your kids.

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Giveaway: Frosty The Snowman’s Winter Wonderland on DVD


The all-new Frosty The Snowman website is a new destination providing family fun activities to enjoy throughout the holiday season. Kids and parents will find interactive games, downloads including color pages, wallpapers, and more fun activities inspired by the iconic Holiday character, Frosty The Snowman.

Frosty is one of my favorite Christmas characters and I would have been ecstatic as a kid if this website had been around! 




Frosty The Snowman invites to join the fun and check out at his all new Winter Wonderland website! http://bit.ly/WBFrosty
And Buy it on DVD http://bit.ly/DVD_Frosty


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The Pajama Program


The relentless recession has not been kind to the nation's children. One in five American children now live in poverty. Millions live in temporary housing, sleeping in their clothing because they don’t own pajamas. In today's devastating economy, as families suffer under the weight of joblessness, low wages and the housing crisis, it is the youngest members of American society who are most affected.

One woman is changing that, one child at a time.

Ten years ago, Genevieve Piturro left a thriving corporate career because of a fateful encounter with a little girl when she was volunteering at a Harlem homeless shelter who had never owned a pair of pajamas and slept in her clothes.

She started Pajama Program with her own money and then got friends and family to donate new PJs and books and soon it was national. A milestone was reached this year when the Pajama Program reached the one million mark to children in need across the country, helping them feel a little less lost and alone. Supported by thousands of volunteers nationwide -- from children to parents and grandparents – the much beloved serves children living in group homes and shelters. The non-profit has deep respect and support among celebrities as well, such as Oprah Winfrey, Caroline Kennedy, Meredith Vieira, Judy Colins and Whoopi Goldberg.


This year in celebration of a decade of giving, the national non-profit Pajama Program is issuing a Call To Action to the nation’s children and their families to hold Pajama Drives, Parties and Fundraising Events to help reach a goal of serving 500,000 children in need by year-end. In fact, in schools and communities nationwide, it is often children who work the hardest to gather as many donations as possible to help bring a smile and some comfort to their less fortunate peers. The Program has grown to 79 chapters in 42 states!

Even Suze Orman talked about the lessons we can teach our children in her best-selling book The Money Class, where she wrote, “A friend recently made her five-year-old’s birthday party into a pajama party, asking children to come in their PJs and to bring a new set of pajamas instead of a gift. The pajamas were donated to the Pajama Program, a charity that gives new pajamas and books to children in need in the U.S. I thought this was a great idea that created a real opportunity to teach small children about our obligation to help those less fortunate.”

Pajama Program’s mission becomes more urgent during the period it identifies as “Danger Season” when the thermostat dips and the harsh winter months settle in. October 1st is the start of Danger Season in New York and nationwide. Pajama Program works hard at this time of year to heighten the public’s awareness of the need to keep these at risk children in warm, clean nighttime clothing and with a bedtime book to allay their fears, and also ring in the Holidays!


This is a heartwarming and important story as so many children in NY are at risk and alone. You could come to their Manhattan office and attend the book reading, the children receiving and trying on their new PJs and interview founder Genevieve Pitturo, whose passion and dedication to children in need has made a real difference in these children's lives.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Sitter Red Band Game & Trailer

When the world's most irresponsible babysitter takes three of the world's worst kids on an unforgettable overnight adventure through the streets of New York City, it's anyone's guess who's going to make it home in one piece.  The Sitter is a new level of twisted and debauched hilarity from the director of Pineapple Express, starring Jonah Hill.


Spin the wheel to help Noah (Jonah Hill) find his girlfriend and get the Pedulla kids back home before their bedtime by playing the game here.

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