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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Barney! & Giveaway

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It’s a Colossal Celebration of Imagination, Learning and Fun With All New

BARNEY®: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARNEY!


Put on your party hat as everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur Barney® and his playground friends gather to celebrate Barney’s super-dee-duper birthday celebration in the all-new Barney: Happy Birthday Barney! available on DVD, Digital and Video on Demand April 15, 2014 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.

Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney displays sharing, caring, imagination, dancing and learning on television, online and through live events, home entertainment, toys and publishing. Help Barney celebrate over 25 years of love and friendship with the Barney 25 Million Hugs campaign. Barney is inviting fans of all ages to help him reach his goal of sharing 25 million Barney hugs around the world through the site www.ShareBarneyHugs.com and via email, Facebook and Twitter.

When Barney’s birthday arrives, the kids throw him a special party with an extra special surprise: all of the people he loves! Riff™ worries that his homemade present isn’t good enough – until Barney explains that sharing a gift from the heart is the best gift of all. When it’s Layla’s birthday, Barney and Layla use their imaginations to explore more about her family heritage. Come along for all of the birthday fun and surprises with Barney and his friends!

Episodes include:

· “It’s Your Birthday, Barney!”

· “Caring”

·“The Magic Lamp”

DVD Bonus Features

· Baby Bop’s Tea Party Games

· Counting in the Garden Game

And check out this fun coloring sheet!


Buy It: You can purchase Happy Birthday Barney from Amazon.com

Win It: (1) Happy Birthday Barney DVD to a lucky winner!

Enter here for a chance to win:
(1) Happy Birthday Barney DVD

a Rafflecopter giveaway



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Fun Easter Candy & Recipes

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Moms love celebrating Easter traditions and planning family-friendly activities with the sweet treats that their family looks forward to every Easter. No Easter get together is complete without new and time-honored recipes. Add a little surprise to this year’s festivities with the Easter Brown Cupcake, Coconut Cookie Nests or Chocolate Chip Easter Baskets made with tasty treats from Nestle.



Easter is also about the opportunity to spend time with loved ones and making memories. Moms want to give their family and friends the very best without breaking their budget. With Nestle Seasonal candy, moms can bring a smile to their child’s face with an Easter basket filled with their favorite items such as the NestlĂ© Crunch Bunny or NERDS Bumpy Jelly Beans, WONKA Laffy Taffy, Butterfinger NestEggs and Crunch NestEggs.



Moms also enjoying planning Easter egg hunts and try to outsmart their little ones with the NEW! Hard2Find Egg Hunt™ Indoor Kit and NEW! Hard2Find Egg Hunt™ Outdoor Kit. Even the best egg hunter will be surprised to find the nature inspired camouflaged eggs to look like nature, while the indoor kit comes with fun and unique hiding spots!


My favorite item from Nestle was this Egg Hunt Indoor Kit. With the cold weather we will be having (and will have on Easter!), this is perfect for an Easter Egg Hunt INSIDE the house - we don't have to sacrifice Egg Hunt because of bad and cold weather!

Buy It: You can purchase all these Nestle products from your local retailer.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Relaunch of Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys Books & Giveaway

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I am sure if you think back to your favorite childhood books, your favorites may include Nancy Drew Diaries or Hardy Boys Adventures. I know I was OBSESSED with Nancy Drew Diaries and read every single one I could get my hands on!


If you are a fan like I am, then you will have to enter the great giveaway that Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet are offering below! During the month of April, the restaurants have partnered with Nancy Drew Diaries and Hardy Boys Adventures to celebrate the relaunch of the classic mystery book series. The books you may remember loving in your childhood can now be read with your own kids with a new look and suspenseful storylines. The books make wonderful additions to any child’s Easter basket.


PLUS, the restaurants are celebrating Easter in a big way this year! In addition to serving traditional Easter ham, delicious prime rib and special Easter desserts at dinner from Friday, April 18 to Sunday, April 20, the first 50 children each night will receive a surprise gift.

Parents will be treated to a Two Can Dine for $15.99 coupon (valid with two beverage purchases) that is redeemable from April 21 to May 2.

Buy It: You can find your local Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet on their website.

Win It: Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet is generously offering (1) Nancy Drew Diaries Curse of the Arctic Star book and (1) Hardy Boys Adventure Secret of the Red Star book, plus a family four pack of meal passes to Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet (The total value of each prize pack is $60.00)  to a lucky winner!



Enter here for a chance to win:
(1) Nancy Drew Diaries Curse of the Arctic Star book,
(1) Hardy Boys Adventure Secret of the Red Star book
PLUS
Family FOUR pack of meal passes to Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet 
(Worth $60.00!!!)



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Kamik Recyclable Kids Rain Boots

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This spring, you will definitely be needing rain boots as the Spring showers start and so will your kids! Since Earth Day is coming up, let me recommend a 100% recyclable children's rain boot that are not only eco-friendly but really cute and comfortable!

My son received the super durable and cute RAINDROPS kids boots from Kamik. He has needed a pair for awhile as he had outgrown his last pairs and had to hand them down to his sister! In previous rain storms, my daughter has gotten to have all the fun in the puddles...and I know my son was jealous!


So when I surprised him with this great new pair from Kamik, his eyes got so wide and he put them on away and didn't want to take them off! He also asks to wear them EVERY. TIME. we go outside and he says they are really comfortable!


I love them because they keep my son's feet dry, are easy to walk in and are really comfortable and cute on him! Plus, they are 100% recyclable and part of Kamik's Recycling Program!


Here are some other great features:

· Nylon lining for easy on & off

· Decorative side buckle

· Kamik comfort removable EVA insole

· Rubber outsole

· Made in Canada


My son LOVES the green color he owns now (his fave color!) but this boot is also available in Blue, Viola, Charcoal, Navy, Black, Eggplant and in Sizes: Kids 11-6!


So this Earth Day, celebrate Spring and our Earth by slipping on a comfy, waterproof, and RECYCLABLE pair of rain boots and stomp in some good ole' rain puddles!

Buy It: You can purchase the Kamik RAINDROPS boots for a Retail Price of $34.99 at many local and online retailers.



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Monday, April 14, 2014

Ian's Natural Foods

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If you have an allergy or eat a gluten-free diet, I highly recommend Ian's frozen entrees! I recently learned about them and tried some of their entrees and they are an instant hit! I especially love them because they are made without added hormones or antibiotics, use non-GMO expeller-pressed canola oil (high in monounsaturated fats or “good fats”) and are free from preservatives, artificial colors or artificial flavors!


Ian’s mission is to show that it IS possible to eat conveniently and healthily. Ian’s specializes in allergy-friendly and gluten-free frozen foods -- perfect for families who have children with food allergies or families who simply want to choose healthier options!

Plus, Ian's just debuted two new products this April that will show the world that gluten free doesn’t mean grain free.


The new Southwest Chicken Tenders and Smokin’ Sweet BBQ Nuggets are both made with gluten free, whole-grain brown rice breading and feature the Whole Grains Council stamp. In order to qualify for the Whole Grains Council stamp, a product must contain at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving, which is true of both new products.


Typically, gluten-free products are made with refined grains such as rice or tapioca flour, which equates to little or no nutritional benefit. However, whole grains provide added nutrition from vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients, which are otherwise lost in the refining process.

We also tried the:
  • Organic Chicken Nuggets
  • Chicken Patties
  • Pepperoni French Bread Pizza
  • Popcorn Turkey Hot Dogs

Our family favorite was the Organic Chicken Nuggets!

Ian’s delicious Organic Chicken Nuggets are made with organic, free range, vegetarian-fed, white meat chicken and crunchy organic panko breadcrumbs. They were easy to prepare and delicious to eat!

Buy It: You can purchase all Ian's products from Ian's online store.


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