Monday, April 30, 2012

And the winners are

Here are the winners..

Neutrogena® Naturals line ($40 value)


Martha Coleman said... 1

Awesome! I've been wondering about the new Natural line.

I'm following via GFC and Networked blogs.

Hollinsgirl7 (at) gmail (dot) com

April 4, 2012 2:42 PM



Waterpik #EcoFlow showerhead

rjos23 said... 10

I like them on facebook, rjos23/yahoo/com

April 10, 2012 7:21 AM



$30 value JOHNSON'S® prize pack

Blogging ExtraLite said... 28

4/13 Tweet

https://twitter.com/#!/corellana86/status/190878351676813313

corellana86@aol.com

April 13, 2012 2:06 PM



Pampers Limited Edition “USA” diapers and wipes

lilyk said... 63

I shared the Pampers page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/likwan/posts/367586993277987.

mslilyk@hotmail.com

April 30, 2012 7:23 AM

Congratulations!  You have 24 hours to claim your prize.  Thanks for entering.  Check out the other current giveaways.  More coming soon.

Egg, Ham & Cheese Brunch Nests

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients:
Brunch Nests
12slices white or wheat sandwich bread, crusts removed
3tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
6tablespoons diced ham
12tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
12large eggs
Chipotle Cream Sauce
1can (7.6 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® Media Crema
4tablespoons chipotle chiles in adobo sauce from a can
1/2teaspoon MAGG® Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon

Cilantro-Avocado Cream Sauce
1can (7.6 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® Media Crema
1medium avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced in big pieces
1/2bunch cilantro
1/2teaspoon MAGGI® Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon

Instructions:

For Brunch Nests
PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Lightly butter 12 standard-size muffin cups.
FLATTEN each bread slice with your hand. Carefully insert flattened bread slices into muffin cups so they fit snuggly. It’s ok if pieces of bread stick out, it will keep the egg from running over the edge. Brush melted butter over each bread cup.
ADD 1/2 tablespoon of diced ham and 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese to each bread cup. Crack one egg into each cup.
BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until egg is set (while baking, start making the cremas). Run a knife around edge of each bread cup to loosen. Serve each with about 1 tablespoon Chipotle Cream Sauce or Cilantro-Avocado Cream Sauce.
For Chipotle Cream Sauce

PLACE media crema, chiles and bouillon in blender; cover. Blend for about 30 seconds. Refrigerate any leftover Chipotle Cream Sauce in a tightly sealed container.
For Cilantro-Avocado Cream Sauce

PLACE media crema, avocado, cilantro and bouillon in blender; cover. Blend for about 30 seconds. Refrigerate any leftover Cilantro-Avocado Cream Sauce in a tightly sealed container.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Take A Load Off





Tide and Future Friendly have launched the Take A Load Off sweepstakes to encourage cold water washing. Make the promise to switch to washing in cold water on the Future Friendly Facebook page and you'll be entered to win a High Efficiency Washer and Dryer and a one-year supply of Tide Coldwater! You can enter once per day to increase your chances of winning. A new winner will be picked each week through May 13th.

Did you know that when doing laundry, heating water can account for up to 80 percent of the energy used per wash load in the U.S.? If one household switched to washing in cold for one year, they would save enough energy to watch TV for 1,363 hours! Making the switch to washing in cold is an easy change to make with Tide Coldwater, which is specially formulated to get clothes clean in cold water. 








Take A Load Off Sweepstakes info:
Dates: Now through May 13th
Direct link to sweepstakes entry: http://on.fb.me/Hflgt5
Entry info: Enter once per day to increase your chances of winning. A new winner will be picked each week through May 13th.
Prize: Maytag® Bravos XL® HE Top Load Washer and Dryer and a one year supply of Tide Coldwater!



 Take A Load Off the energy grid and the environment by washing clothes in cold water. 

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.  I am provided this information from the Take A Load Off sweepstakes via SheSpeaks.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Marvel’s The Avengers ~ OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE

OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:

Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes IronMan, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, NickFury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.



Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action andspectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The story is by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon and the screenplay is by Joss Whedon. The film releases May 4, 2012, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.


***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  

Friday, April 27, 2012

Skinnygirl™ Daily Vitamin Power Packet Review

Power Through Your Day with Skinnygirl™ Daily On-the-Go Vitamin Power Packets Flavor your water and enrich your body with four delicious flavors & functions – Energy & Alertness, Immunity, Stress Relief & Calm and Hair Skin Nails Busy moms know that life doesn’t slow down for self-maintenance. To stay healthy, on-the-go women need convenient and easy nutritional options.

For your dose of daily vitamins and electrolytes, reach for a Skinnygirl™ Daily Vitamin Power Packet in one of four tasty flavors, each with their own beneficial function: Energy & Alertness, Immunity, Stress Relief & Calm and Hair Skin Nails. Regardless of what the day may have in store for you, the single-serving packet will provide essential nutrition without slowing you down. Simply choose your desired health effect, add the packet to cold water and mix! +Energy & AlertnessFor days when extra energy feels unattainable, reach for

+Energy & Alertness to give you a boost of power. With Green Tea Extract and extra Vitamin B12 in a delicious Strawberry Lemonade flavor, Skinnygirls will be able to tackle the day while receiving their daily dose of vitamins and electrolytes.

+Immunity +Immunity’s 1,000mg of Vitamin C and Elderberry fruit extract will strengthen a Skinnygirl’s immune system when she can’t slow down, despite being under the weather. In a tangy Tangerine flavor, obtain a boost of health and be on the road to improved well-being.

+Stress Relief & Calm To relax during a stressful day, add a packet of +Stress Relief & Calm to water for a soothing effect. Perfect for at night or during a mid-day break, Chamomile and Rhodiola, in a delightful Blueberry Lemonade flavor, will calm your mind when you need it.

+Hair Skin Nails For the Skinnygirl who wants to achieve maximum health both inside and out, +Hair Skin Nails will contribute to stronger hair and nails and will brighten your complexion with Biotin. The sweet Wild Berry flavor will enrich your insides while benefitting your appearance.

+Variety Pack Reach for a variety pack when you never know what the day may hold. Whether you may need additional energy, a boost to your immune system, or a calming aid, the variety pack will benefit every Skinnygirl, no matter what.

A box of Skinnygirl™ Daily Vitamin Power Packets contains 30 on-the-go packets, each with 3g of vitamin powder. For more information and to purchase, visit skinnygirldaily.com.

ABOUT SKINNYGIRL™ DAILYSkinnygirl™ Daily was envisioned by Bethenny Frankel, chef and television personality, who has strived to make healthy food delicious and accessible. Inspired by her love for natural foods and a healthy body, she created the Skinnygirl™ Daily nutritional line of products to make health and wellness accessible and easy to women. Products currently include Skinnygirl™ Daily Cleanse & Restore, Skinnygirl™ Daily Weight Management & Energy and Skinnygirl On-the-Go Bars. The high-quality, natural products are designed for busy women of the 21st century who are committed to an active lifestyle and balanced diet. For more information, please visit skinnygirldaily.com.

My thoughts-I am running around everywhere doing something for someone, with the kids, after work, etc...  After having the baby I have really cleaned up my diet.  I had hear of SKINNYGIRL because of course I am a Bethenny fan, and watch her on tv.  She is always on the go like me, working on multiple projects and now she has the baby.  I like the variety pack with the different flavor.  You can't get bored.  And I like all the benefits.  So easy to use, I just dropped in my water bottle and i just keep right on going.  Like today, it has been very hectic.  I needed some stress relief.  The Blueberry Lemonade has helped me get through half of this day already.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Samples were provided for review.  These are my honest opinions.

Dirty Jobs Heavy Duty Complete Review

A new line of products including Dirty Jobs Heavy Duty Complete, has a higher concentration of oxygen powered enzymes that is tough on stains, but gentle on fabrics and surfaces than any other stain remover on the market. Everyone has a Mike Rowe + kids in their life that need cleaning up from their adventures… perfect for spring cleaning!






America’s dirtiest jobs have to get clean and My Dirty Jobs, LLC has found a way to clean the messiest disasters of carpet stains, laundry stains or general messes with a brand new line of household cleaning products that gets everything squeaky clean. Inspired by his own show, Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel, Mike Rowe became involved with MyDirty Jobs, LLC because of the effectiveness of the products are and the creators were open to a new way of marketing the products that appealed to him; they didn’t demonize dirt. The real message is whether it’s as a result of work or play, it’s okay to get dirty. After all, it washes off.





My thoughts-I took on a big job.  Check out our floors.  We had not noticed how dirty our floors really were until we used the Dirty Jobs cleaner.  The floor actually was a lighter color.  Since the floor was put in we had not noticed this is what clean really looks like.  Check out the two tones in the floor and how the dirt came up.  No heavy duty scrubbing, just a plain old mop and Dirty Jobs.  It worked for us, we took on the dirty job and we succeeded!! Yeah us!

coupon available now for in retail purchases (Walmart) for $2.25 off the Dirty Jobs Complete tub and another for $.60 off any product that can be printed out.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Sample was provided for review.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Burger King GC Giveaway***CLOSED

With an expanded menu that includes classic items, along with a wide range of exciting, new offerings, BURGER KING® is giving you even more reason to HAVE IT YOUR WAY®! Sure to appeal to WHOPPER® lovers, as well as those seeking more choices, the enhanced menu includes a variety of made-to-order Garden Fresh Salads, Snack Wraps, Real Fruit Smoothies, Frappés and Crispy Chicken Strips. Since 1954 BURGER KING® has been committed to offering great-tasting, fire-grilled food and the WHOPPER® Sandwich has been proved to be America’s Favorite Burger year after year. Over the past nine months, BURGER KING® has created and tested more than two dozen new products and they are committed to providing you with the products that are best-in-class and true to their heritage of great taste. Based on extensive consumer feedback, BURGER KING® is rounding out their menu to provide more choice and something for everyone! Visit the nearest participating BURGER KING® to try any one of these new options with your friends and family today!

New Garden Fresh Salads at BURGER KING® are made fresh daily with premium ingredients that can be topped with your choice of TENDERCRISP® or juicy TENDERGRILL® chicken.
Varieties include:
Chicken BLT Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with a three cheese blend, thick cut bacon, tomatoes and red onion, served with Ken’s® Avocado Ranch dressing
Chicken, Apple and Cranberry Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with crisp apples, dried cranberries, bleu cheese and Ken’s® Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with 100% romaine lettuce, tomatoes, shaved parmesan cheese, and home-style croutons

 New Snack Wraps at BURGER KING® provide quick, flavorful snacks for less than 400 calories each. Snack Wrap options include:
Honey Mustard Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap ~ A flour tortilla filled with crispy, marinated white meat chicken, a three-cheese blend, and a combination of spring mix, romaine and iceberg lettuce, all topped with Ken’s® Honey Mustard Dressing
Ranch Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap ~ A flour tortilla filled with crispy, marinated white meat chicken, a three-cheese blend, and a combination of spring mix, romaine and iceberg lettuce, all topped with Ken’s® Ranch Dressing

New Crispy Chicken Strips at BURGER KING® are made with white meat tenderloin chicken, marinated and lightly battered in seasoned home-style breading. The new Crispy Chicken Strips are perfect for dipping in one of eight BK® classic or bold new sauces and are available in 3 or 5 piece servings

New Real Fruit Smoothies at BURGER KING® are offered in 12, 16, and 20oz. servings, and are made fresh to order with real fruit, low-fat yogurt and juices blended together. Each smoothie provides a full serving of fruit and is offered in the following varieties: Tropical Mango Strawberry Banana

Rich and smooth Frappés at BURGER KING® are made to order and provide the perfect combination of sweet Mocha or Caramel flavors, a hint coffee and ice. Offered in 12, 16, and 20oz. servings, frappes are available in the following varieties:
Mocha Frappé ~ The perfect combination of sweet flavor, a hint of coffee and ice all topped with whipped topping and a swirl of fudge
Caramel Frappé ~ The perfect combination of sweet flavor, a hint of coffee and ice all topped with whipped topping and a swirl of caramel

*At participating restaurants, nutritionals available upon request*

My thoughts-BK has really redone their menu with way more options than previous available.  Now is it not only an option but a place where the entire family can go eat.  I can also keep my weight on track with the salads and grab a snack wrap for snack time.

I have a giveaway.   $25 BK® Crown Card*

How to enter:

1)   Like BURGER KING® on Facebook http://on.fb.me/BKFbook (1 entry)
2)  Follow BURGER KING® on Twitter http://bit.ly/BKTWT (1 entry)
3)  Tweet. (1 entry/per tweet/per day)

Win  $25 @BurgerKing gift card @independentmami #MyBlogSpark #giveaway 5/24 http://tinyurl.com/c2deo5w

“Disclosure:  The coupons, product information, and additional gift pack have been provided courtesy of Burger King Corporation through MyBlogSpark.

New Years DVD Giveaway

New Year’s Eve on DVD and Blu Ray May 1st! This all star comedy stars Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katherine Heigl, Sofia Vergara, Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Efron, Jon Bon Jovi, and Josh Duhamel!

I have a giveaway.  Win a copy of New Years Eve on DVD.  Here is how to enter:

1)  Take The Quiz! Are you on your way to making the most out of 2012? Take this quiz and find out if you are a Resolution Renegade!?  COme back and leave a comment with your quiz results. (1 entry)


2)  Personal New Years Eve Tips! We want you to make your resolutions come true, so to help you achieve your goal we will get you some awesome tips to jump-start your resolution this year!  COme back here and tell me which tip or tips you will use.  (1 entry)

3)  Tweet. (1 entry/per tweet/per day)  
 
Win New Years Eve DVD #ResolutionReset @independentmami #giveaway 5/10 http://tinyurl.com/7bdgnck


 
This giveaway ends 5/10/12 @ 8 am.  1 winner will be randomly selected.  You MUST leave your email in the comment.  The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  US only.  Good luck.
 
***Disclosure-No compensation was received.

And the winners are...Curvy Straws & Neutrogena Grapefruit


Big Curvy Straws
Adalia m said...
107
https://twitter.com/#!/Adalia080/status/189630756258197505

Neutrogena Grapefruit
daysi3317 said...
28
tweet https://twitter.com/#!/daysi3317/status/186297762407653379 daysi3317@hotmail.com

You have 24 hours to claim your prize.  Thanks for entering.

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS Giveaway***CLOSED



ITEMS FOR GIVEAWAY:

- MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS t-shirt in adult  sizes of S, M, L, XL
- MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS set of 6 buttons
- MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS one pair of limited edition 3D glasses

How to enter:
 
1)  Like” MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MarvelsTheAvengers  (1 entry)

2)  Follow MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#%21/avengers
 
 3)  Tweet.  (1 entry/per tweet/per day)

Win  @avengers prize pack @independentmami #giveaway 5/4 http://tinyurl.com/bn3tl3c

This giveaway ends 5/4/12 @ 8 am.  One winner will be randomly selected to pick their preferred adult t-shirt size and which character 3D glasses they’d like (sponsor will do their best to make everyone happy)  Please leave your email in the comment.  US only.  Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Good Luck.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.






Wreck-It Ralph coming in November


Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph.” Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Step Brothers”) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock”), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing andseeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy.  He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch, TV’s “Glee”) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman, “The Sarah Silverman Program”) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade.  Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?            

  “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits Review


In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It’s a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

GENRE
Animated Family Comedy

RELEASE DATE
In Theaters April 27, 2012

RATING DETAILS
This film has been rated PG by the MPAA for MILD ACTION, RUDE HUMOR AND SOME LANGUAGE. 

My thoughts-This movie was hilarious.  We were rolling laughing.  I do not recommend for infants or toddlers.  Baby Gia did not like the loudness and darkness of the movie.  But my 13 yr, my husband, and I had a good ole time watching these pirates and their adventures.  Our favorite character was the monkey "Mr BoBo".  

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  My family was invited to an advance screening of this movie.  These are my honest opinions.

Have a Heart Katy Family Fun Run

I wanted to invite you to the 2nd annual Have a Heart KATY Family Fun Run! 

The second annual Have a Heart Katy is being held on Saturday, April 28 at Katy High School.  This year’s event is expected to double in size and will help benefit the American Heart Association.  The run was spearheaded last year, by then 15 year old Shaylee Ward to educate those around her about the prevention of heart disease and stroke.  Shaylee lost her father in 2004 to an undiagnosed heart condition and has been supporting the American Heart Association since she was in Second Grade at Hayes Elementary!    http://amha.convio.net/goto/haveaheartkaty 

This year, we even have a special feature – the AmeriHeart – a walk through, interactive heart display!  http://www.interactiveexhibits.com/

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Spreading the word.

Doritos Review and Giveaway***CLOSED***

Doritos is here to spice up your life after all the kids have gone to bed. In celebration of Doritos’ newest offering — Doritos Dinamita, a spicy, taquito-shaped snack reminiscent of popular Hispanic foods


My thoughts-OMG....Doritos finally got it.  These are so goooooddd.  We loved them.  I recommend them to everyone.  We have stocked up on these to keep around for our snacks.  

I have a giveaway~prize pack will include Doritos Dinamita, both Chile Limon and Nacho Picoso flavors, as well as a few other surprise goodies to help quench the zest! 

How to enter:

1)  Tell me which one you would really like to try., and are you going to share. (1 entry)

2)  Tweet. (1 entry/per day)

Win Doritos prize pack @independentmami #giveaway 5/1 http://tinyurl.com/c9e259j

This giveaway ends 5/1/2012 @ 8 am.  1 winner will be randomly selected.  US only.  Please leave your email in the comment.  The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Good Luck.  

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Samples were received for review.  These are my honest opinions.



 

Char Crust® Dry-rub Seasonings Review and Giveaway***CLOSED***


Whether preparing a family dinner or a party feast, professional chefs and home cooks alike are always looking for unique and simple ways to spice up their dishes. Char Crust ® dry-rub seasonings consist of premium herb blends, spices and other natural ingredients that can be simply rubbed onto the surface of uncooked meat or fish, or sprinkled over raw vegetables then broiled, baked, grilled, pan-seared, roasted, or sautéed.

Roasted Garlic Peppercorn features the robust flavor of roasted garlic and onions with the zing of peppercorns and a hint of Worcestershire and lavender. Its versatility has made it a best seller. It complements steaks, lamb, seafood, pork, poultry, and potatoes.

Ginger Teriyaki is a balance of sweet teriyaki, fragrant ginger, plus a tingly touch of wasabi that lends a new dimension and creates a modern teriyaki interpretation. It complements chicken, fish, and steak.

Amazin’ Cajun is a spicy-sweet blend of piquant cayenne pepper, onion, garlic, oregano and a mélange of other Mardi Gras flavors. It brings the sublime heat of New Orleans to catfish, chicken, shrimp, and even “dirty” rice.

All American Barbecue takes the best flavors of American barbecue and blends them into a tangy-sweet, slightly spicy rub. It has rich molasses from Memphis, tangy tomato from Kansas City, mustard, pepper and vinegar from the Carolinas, plus a wisp of smoke from Texas.

Char Crust® recipe idea:


Pan-Seared Tilapia
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: about 20 minutes
Ingredients:
Tilapia fillets -- about 6 oz per person
Char Crust® Amazin' Cajun -- about 1/2 Tbsp per fillet
A little oil, canola is good
A little butter (optional), at room temperature
Heat a cast iron pan on the stove until very hot. Season one side of the fish with Char Crust® Amazin' Cajun Dry Rub Seasoning, generously covering the surface. Drizzle a little oil all over the seasonings, using your fingers to rub in and distribute evenly. Seasonings will look moist and darken a bit. Place the fish, seasoned side down, into the pan. It should sizzle immediately, and you may get some smoke. Cook a few minutes until just cooked through. Transfer to plate with seasoned side up and place pat of butter on top.





My thoughts-I cooked some grilled chicken with the Amazin' Cajun.  It was really good.  I loved the seasoning.  It was really easy to use.  And my family all liked the taste.  I also sprinkled it on some veggies and grilled them too.

I have a giveaway.



Char Crust® products  giveaway ~ set of four 4 oz boxes (retail price of $5.49 per box) 

How to enter:

1)  MANDATORY-Like Char-Crust on Facebook (1 entry)
2)  Leave a comment on their wall with what seasoning you would like to try and link it back to this giveaway. (1 entry, must leave facebook link in your comment)


This giveaway ends on May 1, 2012 @ 8 am.  The giveaway is open in the U.S. only.  1 winner will be randomly selected.  The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Please leave your email in your comment.  Good Luck.

DREAMWORKS PICTURES’ “PEOPLE LIKE US” AND SPRINKLES CUPCAKES CELEBRATE FAMILY


PEOPLE LIKE US


Events Launch on Brothers and Sisters Day, May 2nd

BURBANK, CALIF. (April 26, 2012) DreamWorks Pictures announced today that they are teaming up with Sprinkles Cupcakes to promote their film “People Like Us” with events at the ten Sprinkles Cupcakes stores around the country. The promotion will run from May 2-June 29, 2012, and is centered around five family-themed holidays: Brothers and Sisters Day (May 2), Mother’s Day (May13), Visit Your Relatives Day  (May 18), Father’s day (June 17) and National Forgiveness Day (June 26).

On the designated “People Like Us” holidays, Sprinkles Cupcakes in all ten locations will give out a free cupcake to each customer who comes in between the hours of 12 noon and 2 p.m. and says, “People Like Us.”  Any customer can vote online for the official “People Like Us” flavor and the winning cupcake will be announced the week of the film’s opening. Customers can also pick up punch cards in Sprinkles Cupcakes stores, redeemable on the selected ‘People Like Us” holidays for a free cupcake.  Follow the movie on Facebook.com/PeopleLikeUs for more details.

 “People Like Us”-branded coffee trucks or carts will be at various locations on Brothers and Sisters Day, May 2, to kick off the start of the promotion with free coffee. Visitors to facebook.com/PeopleLikeUs can take the Brothers and Sisters quiz and enter the “Celebrate Family” sweeps to win a trip to visit their family.

“People Like Us” is a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father's estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father's last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about this family—and re-examine his own life choices in the process.

The film also stars Olivia Wilde, Michael Hall D’Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass and Michelle Pfeiffer.

A DreamWorks Pictures presentation, “People Like Us” is directed by Alex Kurtzman, produced by Roberto Orci, Bobby Cohen and Clayton Townsend, and written by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jody Lambert.

The film releases in U.S. theaters on June 29, 2012, and is rated PG-13.

ABOUT SPRINKLES CUPCAKES

Sprinkles Cupcakes opened “the world’s first cupcake bakery” in Beverly Hills, as reported by the Food Network, and is credited by the Los Angeles Times as “the progenitor of the haute cupcake craze.”  Founded by Candace Nelson, judge on Food Network’s hit show “Cupcake Wars,” and husband Charles, Sprinkles has inspired long lines of devoted Hollywood stars and serious epicureans alike.   Baked fresh in small batches throughout the day, Sprinkles Cupcakes are handcrafted from the finest ingredients and contain no preservatives, trans fats or artificial flavors.  Sprinkles has 10 locations nationwide, a traveling Sprinklesmobile - the world’s first cupcake truck, and sells its cupcake mixes at over 250 Williams-Sonoma stores throughout the US and Canada.  In 2012, Sprinkles debuted the world’s first Cupcake ATM and continued its foray into classic American desserts with the launch of Sprinkles Ice Cream.  For additional information and a list of future locations, please visit www http://www.sprinkles.com.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Lucky One ~ Cuando Te Encontre

Check out my special invitation below....
I received a special invitation to the book reading of The Lucky One in Spanish ~ Cuando Te Encontre. I have never been to a book reading and did not know what to expect. Thanks to the ladies who were able to send me the invitation and put me on this list.
The evening started with us watching the trailer and then the book reading ~ Cuando Te Encontre. JoJo read a couple of pages from the book. I have not seen the movie but this movie was on my list to watch. And now is on my def list to watch. And for those that like to read, the book is a must read to. Read the book first and then go watch the movie.
Then we went to the question and answer part of the evening. Dr. Eva who is a therapist gave us answer to some of the most asked questions. Like is there a person for everyone? She explained the difference between Destiny and Faith. It was interesting to listen. In the end she said,"Sometimes we walk a certain path, but events happen in our life that make us reevaluate our lives."
I think at that point~I have reevaluated my life. Things have changed drastically in my life twice. 5 years ago I had the pleasure of meeting my husband. 4 months ago I had my beautiful baby girl who knows completes my world.
Mananas con JoJo
Durante su tercera misión en Irak, el soldado estadounidense Logan Thibault encuentra la fotografía de una joven sonriente medio enterrada en la arena del desierto. En la base, nadie la reclama y él acaba guardándola. De repente Logan empieza a tener suerte: gana en las partidas de póker, sobrevive a un ataque que mata a dos de sus compañeros? De vuelta a EEUU, Logan buscará a la mujer retratada, solo que no se espera a la persona fuerte pero vulnerable con la que se topa en Hampton, Carolina del Norte. La atracción que siente por ella le pilla desprevenido, así que acaba manteniendo la historia de la fotografía, su amuleto, como un secreto, un secreto que puede acabar destruyendo la maravillosa historia de amor que acaba de comenzar.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

And the Winner is....Alvin and the Chipmunks ~Skateboard

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Gutzy Gear

Gutzy Gear is a new and unique way for kids to express themselves by transforming a simple backpack into their own statement-making personality pack! The Gutzy Gear strap covers fit around just about any type of backpack, messenger bag, or rolling bag. But the creativity really begins with the super fun and totally custom line of patches called "Gutzies" that kids use to decorate their straps. Because they are removable with a simple tug, and require no sewing or ironing, Gutzies are meant to be swapped, traded, and shared between friends, for a custom look anytime that's as endless as your child's imagination.
Now that you have check out my boys with their Gutzy Gear, what do you think? They love the patches. It was hard for them to pick which ones they wanted so I think their moms will be making a trip to the store to get the rest of the patches for them. My boys ages range from 5-13, and they gave them a thumbs up!

If you make a Gutzy Gear purchase of another package of Gutzies (retail price of 3.99-5.99) and send Amy@bsmmedia.com either a copy of your receipt or a photograph of your child showing off your additional product you will receive an exclusive Gutzy Gear patch that is not available in stores. So basically if you add to your kids collection, we’ll add to it as well! Anyone wanting to take part in this promotion can email their picture or receipt to Amy@bsmmedia.com with the subject line “Gutzy Gear BOGO promotion”. Make sure you include your shipping address so that they know where to send your free Gutzy!

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And the winner is...Silk

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

MUPPETS NYC Family Ambassadors

The Muppets (Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and Pepe) here with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta, celebrate the announcement of the Muppets as New York City’s Family Ambassadors Photo credit: Julienne Schaer The Muppets Named New York City’s Family Ambassadors The Muppets were today named New York City Family Ambassadors by NYC & Company, New York City’s tourism and marketing organization. As part of the year-long collaboration, the Muppets will encourage family travel to New York by highlighting the best ways for families to experience and enjoy the many dining and shopping venues, cultural institutions, parks and attractions across the five boroughs. “I’ve loved New York ever since I arrived in New York harbor and saw that the Statue of Liberty is green. What a welcome! New York is a great place for families, frogs, pigs, bears and…uh, whatevers to visit. We can’t wait to show the world the best ways to hop around the city!” said Kermit the Frog, the world’s most famous amphibian.

Added Miss Piggy, “New York is the most fabulous city in the world. In fact, it’s almost as fabulous as moi. So don’t just sit there! Get ready world! You’re about to take the ultimate diva’s tour of moi’s favorite city! Lucky vous!” The Muppets will also encourage locals to explore different neighborhoods across New York City by highlighting family-friendly things to do, see, and visit. The Muppets will share their personal City preferences at www.nycgo.com/family where Miss Piggy will discuss shopping, Kermit will help visitors navigate the five boroughs, Swedish Chef will focus on cuisine and more.

“We could not imagine better NYC Family Ambassadors than the lovable and enchanting Muppets,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. “Appealing to fans of all ages across the globe, the Muppets will highlight what they love about the five boroughs and illustrate why New York City is the perfect place for families to visit this year.”

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

JOHNSON'S® BABY CARES to Support Maternal and Baby Health



Actress, Singer and New Mom Hilary Duff Joins Campaign to Support First Initiative with Children's Humanitarian Organization Save the Children

As a way to ensure every baby has a healthy and happy start in life, JOHNSON'S® Baby announced today the launch of a new charitable platform, JOHNSON'S® BABY CARES. The program will support the healthy development of moms and babies while also addressing the basic care needs of families during crisis situations in the form of educational initiatives, product donations and financial assistance. Beginning with a partnership with global children's humanitarian organization Save the Children, the JOHNSON'S® BABY CARES campaign kicks off by leveraging the support of actress and new mom Hilary Duff to assemble "Care Kits" that will be distributed to families in times of natural disasters. Consumers are encouraged to support the charitable platform by visiting the JOHNSON'S® BABY CARES tab on the JOHNSON'S® Baby Facebook page.

"According to Save the Children, 90 percent of U.S. children live in areas at risk of natural disasters," said Ivy Brown, Marketing Director, Baby Care, JOHNSON'S®Baby and DESITIN®. "In addition, families worldwide are also impacted by various global natural disasters where mothers and babies are deprived of their most basic needs. We are launching this charitable platform to provide these mothers and caregivers with essential basic resources and simple tools that will lend support in times of unexpected crisis."

To assist families, the makers of JOHNSON'S® Baby products, alongside parent company Johnson & Johnson, are making a multi-year, multi-million dollar contribution to Save the Children that will help create and sustain key initiatives, including:

A donation and distribution of thousands of JOHNSON'S® Baby "Care Kits", providing families with baby care essentials immediately after a disaster. This commitment is an extension of the brand's existing product donation efforts aimed to meet baby care needs in the U.S. and around the world.
Funding that enables Save the Children programming, such as Child Friendly Spaces, which supplies moms and children with safe areas to recover, play and experience the joy of being together as a family following a disaster.
Vital training for health workers in developing countries through the "Helping Babies Breathe" program, which teaches basic techniques to prevent birth asphyxia, saving newborn lives.
"As a new mom, I am inspired by this worthy cause, which aims to give all moms a chance to not only experience the joy of a healthy baby, but also an opportunity to be together and have moments of normalcy during crisis situations," said Hilary Duff. "I appreciate the opportunity to join JOHNSON'S® Baby and Save the Children to offer a helping hand and make a difference."

Consumers can show their support of this campaign by purchasing any JOHNSON'S® Baby product between April 15 and June 10, 2012 and redeeming a $0.50 cent coupon at retail stores, in which $0.25 cents will be donated to Save the Children. Throughout the rest of the year JOHNSON'S® Baby will share additional ways consumers can get involved to help support Save the Children.

"As a brand that has been a trusted partner to families for more than 100 years, JOHNSON'S® Baby cares about providing pure, mild, and gentle products to moms and babies worldwide while remaining committed to the crucial issues surrounding maternal health and the well-being of babies," said Brown. "Mothers and babies are among the most vulnerable during times of crisis and we are proud to partner with Save the Children to help those in need."

"In times of crisis, children are always the most at risk," said Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save the Children. "The generous support of JOHNSON'S® Baby, and its parent company Johnson & Johnson, will help us to meet the needs of thousands of mothers and children, here in the U.S. and around the world."

About JOHNSON'S® Baby JOHNSON'S® Baby, a brand of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., has a long tradition of providing pure, mild, gentle and clinically-proven products formulated especially for babies. The most trusted name in baby care, the JOHNSON'S® Baby brand is rooted in science and has more than 100 years of leadership in the industry; every product undergoes clinical assessment to ensure it meets our rigorous standards. JOHNSON'S® Baby takes pride in continuing to create and supply parents and healthcare professionals with the best essentials and innovations in baby care. For more information about the brand and its product offerings, visit www.johnsonsbaby.com.

About Johnson & Johnson
Caring for the world, one person at a time...inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Our 118,000 employees at more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

About Save the Children Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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