Sunday, September 29, 2013

@PowerMyLearning is one of the best sites I have seen for free educational game compilations

I absolutely LOVED that this site PowerMyLearning is free!!

Not only do a lot of sites have high membership dues, or "free trials" which you soon forget you even subscribed for.... That is, until you get the non-refundable 19.99 charge on your debit card bill.. Yeaaahh- y'all know what I am talking about, don't you? 

As I was saying, not only is it 100% free, and free is a GOOD thing--  but in addition: lot of sites worry me, because of the Ads on sidebars which could have viruses and/or tracking cookies, not to mention things inappropriate for children, at times. Even the best of sites like Disney and Nick have these. 

Bottom line: You don't know a sites safety without sitting hours researching  Even if you do, you'd have to sit on top of an eight year old the entire time they were on the computer to make sure they don't stray that mouse clicker to questionable sites. Now, this may sound bad- but let us have a moment of honesty here: a lot of the times I let my daughter on the computer to get her out of my hair and get stuff done.. and neither of those feats can be accomplished if I have to monitor her every click on the computer.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Bring Home More Episodes of Disney Junior’s Popular TV Show “Sofia the First” on Disney DVD NOW

~SOFIA the First: Ready To Be A Princess!~
This Fairytale DVD Includes 5 Fun-Filled Episodes from the TV Series, including a special appearance by Princess Jasmine, Plus a Complimentary Exclusive Sofia Doll Dress Up Kit!

                                My little girls (yes, even my 8 year old!) LOVE Sofia the First! This cute Disney cartoon is appropriate for young ones and the characteprs are friendly and oh so sweet! You can't help but fall in love with Sofia and instantly like her helpful friends Clover & Mia. I know that your little Princess will like these fun loving friends and DVD too! This DVD was especially cute, since it came with a small cardboard dress up set. It wasn't what I was expecting, but my kids had a lot of fun playing with it. They played with it for hours and had a lot of fun changing the "dolls" clothes. My 3 year old was especially entranced by the dress up set and begged to watch the DVD over and over the first week it was here! Disney Junior always puts out great television shows for Toddler and small kids, and this is no exception.   Linda Larkin's role as Jasmine was impressive and the voice talent on this show is on point! I have to admit, I don't mind sitting down to watch this one with the girls, and most of the shows they like: I cannot say that for!!  :))   Your favorite little princess-in-training returns for more music, majesty and magical fun, so get ready to have a ball with Sofia the First! Becoming royalty overnight is every girl’s dream, and Sofia is eager to prove she can be a true princess. Visit an enchanted circus, meet a pet dragon and soar through desert skies with Sofia and Amber on a magic carpet ride!  But when their high-flying adventure veers off course, it’s special guest Princess Jasmine to the rescue with inspiring advice about trying new things, staying strong and trusting yourself. Sparkling with extraordinary song unforgettable characters and thrilling surprises, Ready to Be A Princess opens the door to a whole new world of kindness, helping others and being the best you can be!

Clip: A Brand New Friend

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Daregal Gourmet #herbs make everything better! Easy & delicious #win sampler frm @1caseycolette #giveaway #recipe 10/15

_I received a sampler of Daregal Gourmet fresh frozen herbs to review as a part of a Blog Friendly PR campaign. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received._

 I recently received the opportunity to review 4 boxes of fresh frozen herbs in the mail. I love to cook, and am usually out of spices, other than salt and pepper. I can't seem to keep garlic. And I use a lot of basil, as it is my favorite herb to cook with. It goes great in just about any dinner meal. I also love love LOVE cilantro, but rarely buy it because I can only ever find it fresh. I am not big on freezing herbs in ice cube trays, although I know you can, it seems like a waste of time and space in my freezer. I buy fresh herbs with the intent to cook with them, only later to find them forgotten about and withered up in the produce drawer of my fridge. I mean well- don't judge me.  I suppose I could grow them, but I don't really have a green thumb. I do have a basil plant, but only because it is hard to kill, and comes back every year! But have you ever heard of FRESH frozen herbs? Simple to use yet the flavor is astounding. AND you never have to see them spoil!! Convinced that Daregal Gourmet will change your views about herbs.

I think if what I just said above applies to you too, then these herbs are perfect for you. Daregal Gourmet Amazon store is where I would recommend buying them, but then again I really love Amazon and buy a lot of stuff from there, it is only natural I would recommend it. I love that the herbs are so easy to open and buy and use. The box has a BUNCH of herbs in it, but still doesn't take up a lot of space in my freezer.. which is really tiny and forever tight on space anyway!

Daregal Gourmet herbs are available on and in the Northeast region at Stop n Shop, Giant Landover, & Shaws!
Here's several reasons why I just know you will also love these herbs as much as I do.

#SmilingItForward - Why are you SMILING IT FORWARD™? #ad

I’m SMILING IT FORWARD™ because… smiles are healthy and integral part of a persons life. Whether it be a child, a parent, or a grandparent, these moments are moment that we will cherish and have in our memories forever. Don't forget to capture these moments on film whenever possible!!!

What does it mean to you as a mom to see your child smile after they have been sick? (You know, that “feel better” smile that means they’re ready to run around again!) For me, it means no more worries of germs, doctor's visits or fevers. We all sleep a little better, and a well rested child and mother can contribute an all-over better feeling to any household!!

OVERVIEW :  The makers of TYLENOL® were so inspired by the “feel better” smiles shared
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To chew or not to chew: #dentalInsurance worries BITE! #docWellbee

Dental bills stink worse than morning breath. But avoiding the dentist because you fear the bill can backfire. Majorly. Why? Cavity Creep.

What is Cavity Creep? To put it simply, as dental decay progresses, the cost to repair the damage increases… dramatically.  A cavity won’t stay just a cavity for long. The cavity – or hole in your tooth – will continue to penetrate deeper and deeper into the tooth until it is properly treated. PLUS – because you avoided the dentist, your bill just ballooned from $195 for a small cavity and filling to a 4-figure expenditure to fix a major dental issue requiring a crown ($1,200), root canal ($2,000) or even a full tooth extraction and implant ($3,000+)!

Luckily, Doc Wellbee has the solution. Doc Wellbee ( is a dental plan to cure dental bills. They can help members reduce dental expenses up to 60%, plus earn rewards for practicing preventative care – like regular dental cleanings.  Better well care helps stop decay before it progresses into more serious and costly problem.  Unlike traditional dental insurance, there are no coverage limits, claims or waiting periods with Doc Wellbee. Our members pay their dentist directly and receive a substantial discount on virtually all procedures – even orthodontic and cosmetic.

Click the image about to be taken to the website!

Doc Wellbee is different because they focus on curing patents’ dental bills today – as well as in the future. Doc Wellbee knows that smarter oral care can help prevent need for costly treatments down the road. It’s why they REWARD  members to maintain regular cleanings and dental visits. Even the best brushing and flossing can’t prevent cavity creep … attacking plaque (and tarter) needs the help of a dentist too. It’s vital you catch and treat decay early – and the only way to do that is through regular check-ups, cleanings and x-rays.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

#PUBLIX: spend more, save less! #giveaway 10/11 #rafflecopter #spon #myBLOGspark

The information and prize pack have been provided by Publix® and Green Giant™ through MyBlogSpark.

I work with MyBlogSpark reviewing Publix all the time!  In exchange I get gift cards to purchase items at Publix, and share them with you in exchange for that, I post about sales and promotions they might be having.

I usually will pick Publix over any other grocery store & I really do love Publix because the store environment, the prices, the selections, the brands, the varieties of the brands, the produce, the seafood, and the organics. They have a lot of organics throughout the store, as well as a aisle dedicated to organic items.

 I usually am preferable to there because of their coupon policies and employees as well. Unfortunately, yesterday I had the worst experience I have ever had at a Publix. The manager, the girl in line behind me, and the coupons, it was all a recipe for disaster.

First : lets get the who, when, where, why and how details off the bat.

Who: The manager, the girl in line behind me, and the cashier.
What AND Where: Publix in Irondale.
When? Yesterday.
How and Why:  Well it's a long story..
But let me take a deep breath and start explaining what happened. I am known for my ability to take a long time to tell a story, to get off kilter and subject and ramble at times and beat around the bush, so please bear with me, pull up a chair - as this could take a minute.

Publix and MyBlog Spark sent me a 25$ Gift Card for use for their Flavor Excursion and Green Giant Veggie Chips event.

I was sent 4 bags of Green Giant Sweet Potato chips (Sea Salt and Bar B Q), and also two bags of the tortilla variety (which I much preferred) in the flavors of Ranch and Cheddar! Yummy!!! 
I love that these tasty chips are packed with 17g of WHOLE GRAIN! Yummy too as they are made with real vegetables! I much loved using them to eat the cups of Wholly Guac that the Guac Squad is forever sending me free VIP coupons for. A delicious pair they make, indeed!

Green Giant™ Veggie Snack Chips can be a smarter snack option because 
o Green Giant™ Veggie Snack Chips are made with real vegetables/Made with real sweet potatoes 
o With 17 grams of whole grain per serving (14g for Sweet Potato Chips, 18g for Ranch) 48 grams of whole grain recommended daily. 
o Green Giant Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips only: 40% less fat than regular potato chips Green Giant Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips only (6g per 28g serving) have 40 percent less fat than regular potato chips (10g per 28g serving). 

The food itself was not the problem. I decided to use the 25$ Gift Card they sent in addition to my own money to get a significant discount on my weekly grocery bill.

#FLASHgiveaway: Do You Have Balanced Skin? 10/3


Introducing Edimi: What pH Balanced Means for Skincare

KMR Communications is offering a reader giveaway. Here are the terms: One winner anywhere in the 50 United States will receive 2 products mentioned in the release below.  In order to be entered to win please place one comment stating desire to win which 2 products listed an also do not forget to leave an email address to contact you. 

This giveaway will end on 10/3 @ NOON Eastern!

Miami, FL (September 23, 2013) – How many of us know what “pH Balanced” really means? According to Dr. Michael Tick, biochemist, laboratory director for The Institute for Skin Sciences and the founder of Edimi, our body and skin require a balance between alkaline and acidity for optimum health. We have something called the acid mantle, which is our skin’s barrier. It keeps moisture in while defending itself from germs and toxins.

“When you have healthy skin, you know it. You can see it and feel it and your skincare products and makeup go on beautifully,” says Dr. Tick.  “You know if your skin is off scale when your skin is too acidic or alkaline - it will feel dry, prone to breakouts, sensitive and inflamed.  Skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, psoriasis and such others are caused by an imbalance of pH in the body.”

Introducing Edimi
Edimi is renowned for bringing advanced skincare and expertise to consumers through luxury spas and salons worldwide. Led by Dr. Tick, scientists have developed products with formulas combining well-being and technology for a positive transformation effect on body and mind.  Edimi continues to set the pace with innovative collections featuring herbs, botanical actives and certified organics.

“Healthy skin is achieved by eating a healthy diet and practicing proper skincare,” says Dr. Tick.  “Edimi's goal is to provide natural skincare solutions to common skincare issues.” 

Monday, September 16, 2013

@momsMeet members @GETunreal! Why you should use UNReal Candy this #halloween!! #ad #halloweenCandy!

 Whoever heard of Fair Trade candy? I guess we all have- or have heard of "diet" candy, and by that I mean lower sugar. But not only are they expensive and hard-to-find in store(unless online) AND most lower sugar candies have artificial sugars in them, which everyone knows (or should!) are harmful their-self.

 Unreal Candy is all these things, including being non-GMO and having no corn syrup, which is the biggest turn-on to me. I despise the corn syrup movement. I eat it in food, so it's sort-of hypocritical of me, but I try not to. Being all honest-- it's hard to avoid it, no?  It's in all our candy, and I'm not the type of mom to deprive my kids.

You can't control all of the other houses handing out candy this Halloween, but it starts with you. Let the movement start in your own home. Be sure to tell your friends and moms you know about UNREAL candy. The more that know: the better we all are. I wish more candy brands would take up the initiative to make their candy UNJUNKED as well.

The bags we got are the bulk bags, and I found them at my local Target, but it does come in individual bags too, and I have seen it at CVS. The picture at the bottom of this post shows all the store logos you might find it at. So if you have a sweet tooth like me, this would be good to have on hand, so go to one of your local stores and go look!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Win the HUB Halloween BASH by having best costume, #submitYOURentry #ad

The Hub Networka destination for kids and their families, will host the first “Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash,” to be broadcast on Saturday, October 26, 2013 on the cable channel.

The special will be hosted by Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”), along with Halloween expert Martha Stewart who will lead a panel of celebrity judges, and includes music performances and a nationwide costume competition where 50 semi-finalists from each state will head to Los Angeles to be a part of the two-hour star-studded event.

One lucky winner will win $25,000 and a walk-on role on the Hub Network’s Daytime Emmy® Award-winning series, “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.”

The “Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash” costume competition is open to all ages, including individuals or a maximum of five people per group submission.

Participants are encouraged to create eye-popping, hair-raising and spooky costumes within one of the following six categories:

Monday, September 9, 2013

On Sale at @kohls: @myfbm!!!

I love this brand: The Friendship Factory!  They have sent us numerous kits and my kids LOVE them. Today I want to share that they are excited to be part of the Kohls lineup now too! These are great to buy now and save later (for Christmas or Holidays) they make great birthday gifts for Teenagers, Pre-Teens and are a lot of fun to do with younger kids (like mine) too! Some of the kits are easier for younger children than others of course. The design of them is impressive- I've got to say. They have making girly statement fashion down to a science.

Check out this blog post.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Get My Friendship Bracelet Maker Traveler from your local Kohl’s store!
2. Pick your fav pattern from
3. Design your unforgettable friendship fashion statements!

Disclosure: I will receive a free kit for sharing this information. Regardless all opinions are my own.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Rewire your routine, help your throbbing temples AND your school with the Excedrin Back-to-School Contest

Does back to school give you a headache?  Rewiring your routine, Excedrin leads the way with not only a tough headache war won, but also a tough school year, since 5 lucky school will win 10,000 dollars in the name of saving your throbbing temples. Your each Excedrin purchase you enter a code: much like MyCokeRewards, or any kind of online code sweepstakes- and if you win, your school lucks up. And I mean BIG!!!
How generous of the company, since most schools have floundering budgets. ALSO: FREE ENTRY AVAILABLE. No purchase nessecary.

I do know getting back into the swing of waking up early- school buying things too, you need lunchboxes, school clothes- backpacks, classroom supplies. Not to mention the first day of school traffic; it can all be a REAL headache.
Did You Know?:

• According to a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin®, 69% of parents, who have at least one child in school this coming year, say they are excited for their child’s first day of school.  That doesn’t change the fact that 44% of parents also say they expect to get a headache during the back to school season. 

• According to a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin®, more than one-third of parents* cite getting themselves (41%) and their children (43%) back on a schedule at the top of the list of things that might cause their headaches during the back to school season. 

• In addition, more than one-third (35%) of parents* say shopping for school supplies might give them a headache.  With all the pencils, folders and notebooks, parents should remember to put Excedrin® on their back to school shopping list.   

• According to a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin®, a large majority of parents (85%) think their schools are in need of new or upgraded supplies such as pencils and paper and computers or software and gym/sporting equipment. And that’s because with every purchase of Excedrin®, parents can enter for a chance to win $10,000 for their child’s school.  

• To enter the “Help Your School Excel with Excedrin” sweepstakes and have the chance to be one of the five lucky winners, parents simply need to visit

* Parents that can name at least one thing that might cause a headache during the back to school season

Whether you love it or loathe it, back-to-school season is now back in full swing! From shopping for supplies to picking out the first day of school outfit, sometimes excitement can translate into nervous jitters – for both you and your child! In fact, a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin® showed 69% of parents said that they were excited for their child’s first day of school and 44% of parents also say they expect to get a headache during the back to school season! In addition, more than one-third (35%) of parents say shopping for school supplies is likely to give them a headache. So, when shopping for school supplies it is important to put Excedrin ® on your back to school shopping list too! Lastly, according to the recent survey by the makers of Excedrin®, a large majority of parents (85%) think their schools are in need of new or upgraded supplies such as pencils and paper and computers or software and gym/sporting equipment. And that’s because with every purchase of Excedrin®, parents can enter for a chance to win $10,000 for their child’s school.

The survey also indicated parents’ feelings that their children’s’ schools are in need of new or upgraded supplies such as pencils and paper, computers or software and gym or sporting equipment, which is why the makers of Excedrin launched the“Help Your School Excel with Excedrin” sweepstakes.
In the sweepstakes, five individuals will win $10,000 for their child’s school. For more information and to enter the sweepstakes, check out Excedrin’s Facebook page. The sweepstakes ends September 15.
Entering the “Help Your School Excel with Excedrin” sweepstakes is simple. Grab your chance to be one of five lucky winners, by visiting  Entry consists of some general information and entry of an Excedrin UPC code by September 15th, 2013.
"Disclosure: " This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Excedrin® and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Runs 8/15/13 at 9:00:00 AM CDT to 9/15/13 at 11:59:59 PM CDT. Must be 18+, a legal resident of the 50 U.S./D.C., & have a valid email address & Facebook account. See for rules. To enter for free, hand-print your full name, address, phone number, date of birth, email address, and name of school, and mail to: “Help Your School Excel With Excedrin® - Free to enter”, PO Box 11387 South Bend, IN 46634-0387, postmarked by 9/16/13 and received by 9/23/13. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

#DrZizmor #Win the advanced skincare set from @DrZizmor $250+ value #giveaway ends 10/3

Dr. Zizmor Skincare GIVEAWAY EVENT
hosted by:  AnaB Social | Sponsored by

Prize Details

There will be one prize awarded to one winner: Dr. Zizmor Advanced Skincare Set ($250+ ARV)

We all want healthy and vibrant skin, a clearer complexion, and to keep the signs of aging at bay. Every year women spend hundreds of dollars on finding the right skincare products. Today we want to share with you the skincare products available exclusively from Doctor Zizmor, an expert in cosmetic dermatology. 

Dr. Jonathan Zizmor is well known for his expertise in anti-aging procedures and has trained other physicians. His state of the art methods are perfect for those who want to look younger but do not want to risk costly surgical procedures. Jonathan has created his own line of skincare based on years of experience, the healthy, non-toxic ingredients are perfect for women seeking a beneficial and rejuvenating skin care routine with proven results.

Not only is Dr. Jonathan Zizmor a skin care expert, he has also written seven popular skin care books, including bestsellers like Dr. Zizmor's Skin Care Book and Dr. Zizmor's Guide To Clearer Skin. He has also been featured on television, radio, and in numerous publications such as The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Harper's Bazaar where he was recognized as one of the "Top Ten Doctors" in America. You can follow Dr. Zizmor on Facebook for skin care tips and news.

Dr. Zizmor's Clear Complexion Cleanser is a rich soap-free formulation designed to gently cleanse the skin without drying.  This gentle formula contains a rich blend of antioxidants and assists in minimizing free radical-induced skin damage while aiding the restoration of healthy looking skin. ($65.00 value).

Dr. Zizmor's Toner is formulated with a blend of antioxidants and citrus extract to gently cleanse and tone the skin.  It is designed to remove oil, debris from the skin surface while leaving behind a rich blend of skin enhancing antioxidants. ($85 value)

Dr. Zizmor's Elite Facial Creme (Ultra Light) is a moisture-enriched facial creme containing Vitamins A, C, and D, green tea extract and coenzymes to assist in minimizing free radical-induced skin damage. ($50.00 value)

Dr. Zizmor's Moisturizing Sunscreen helps to prevent sunburn and decrease the risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging caused by the sun.  ($50.00 value)

Purchase: You can only purchase this skincare set directly from Dr. Zizmor, these products are not available online.

Win It! Dr. Zizmor is sponsoring a giveaway for a skin care set of four products listed above worth over $250!

Special thanks to AnaB Social for hosting this giveaway. Huge thanks to and all the fabulous participating bloggers as well! Giveaway ends October 3rd at 11:59 pm, open to residents of US, ages 18+. See detailed terms and conditions on entry form. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below (see directions on how to enter here). Thank you!

Disclaimer: AnaB Social and all participating event bloggers are not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

#ad BUT #blurtITout #iLOVEcooking #cookbooks #homemadeFOOD!~

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