Thursday, July 28, 2016

"Ice Age: Collision Course" Is Now in Theaters! Enter the Wonder Scrat-astrophic Adventure Sweepstakes ~ Plus, a Giveaway for a $50 Visa Gift Card & More!

ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE – Now In Theaters

Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

Director: Michael Thurmeier
Co-Director: Galen Tan Chu
Producer: Lori Forte
Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Adam Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Wanda Sykes, Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Strahan, Melissa Rauch, Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Ice Age: Collision Course is now in theaters everywhere.
Click here to get your tickets today! 

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ENTER THE WONDER SCRAT-ASTROPHIC ADVENTURE SWEEPSTAKES


Don’t miss your chance to enter the Wonder Scrat-astrophic Adventure Sweepstakes, the promotion ends July 31! Click here to enter for your chance to win a trip to Los Angeles, CA and experience a Scrat-astrophic Adventure.

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GIVEAWAY
One (1) winner from SUSAN HEIM ON PARENTING will receive:
• Ten (10) coupons redeemable for one Wonder Bread product (loaf, buns, rolls)
Ice Age back to school kit including a lunch bag, stationary set & more (shown above)
• $50 Visa gift card for an ‘out of this world’ experience at the movies with your family

Prizing courtesy of Fox and Wonder Bread.
Giveaway open to US mailing addresses only.

Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM ET on Friday, August 12, 2016.
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Disclosure: I will receive a prize pack as a thank-you for sharing this information and hosting this giveaway.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Oh! The Places You’ll Go! Back to School Giveaway Hop: Enter to Win "I Love You Just Because," by Donna Keith and an Amazon Gift Card!

Welcome to the Oh! The Places You’ll Go! Back to School Giveaway Hop hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island! I hope you’ll enter my giveaway for the wonderful prizes below and then hop around to the other blogs participating in this event for the chance to win more great prizes! For my giveaway, I am offering:


I Love You Just Because, by Donna Keith

About the book: Through adorable, cuddly art and fun rhyming text, I Love You Just Because will help little ones understand their parents’ love for them and that it doesn’t have to be earned. With playful artwork and the same friendly bear family you already know and love from Donna Keith’s first two books – I Love You All the Same and I Love You Even When – the sweet story of this book will touch you and your family and will remind you that family members love each other … just because.

My thoughts: This is a beautiful board book with a soft cover that makes a wonderful gift for a special child or grandchild. It depicts a family of bears who are very different. Mama and Papa Bear are the parents of a polar bear, a panda and a brown bear! Polar asks his grandparents, “Is it okay that I don’t look like you?” And Grandpa reassures him, “I love you just because you’re you!” Panda wonders if she’s loved because she’s smaller than the others and eats bamboo, and Polar worries that he isn’t as good as the others because he can’t climb trees. In all cases, their parents and grandparents let them know they are perfect just the way they are! This book is especially ideal for families with adopted children, but it will help all children understand that they are special and loved for their own unique qualities.

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GIVEAWAY


One lucky winner will receive a copy of I Love You Just Because, by Donna Keith, plus a $5 Amazon gift card! This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada only, and ends at 11:59 PM ET on August 10, 2016. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Nine Lives: In Theaters on August 5th! Celebrate with This Giveaway for a $25 Visa Gift Card, T-shirt and More!

NINE LIVES
EuropaCorp
In Theaters August 5

I am so excited to see this movie! It has great stars -- Christopher Walken, Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner -- and a cat -- my favorite animal! Nine Lives promises to be funny and touching, a wonderful movie to watch with the whole family. Read on to learn more about the movie, watch a video, and enter to win some awesome prizes!

About the film
Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a daredevil billionaire at the top of his game. His eponymous company FireBrand is nearing completion on its greatest achievement to date -- the tallest skyscraper in the northern hemisphere. But Tom’s workaholic lifestyle has disconnected him from his family, particularly his beautiful wife Lara (Jennifer Garner) and his adoring daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman).

Rebecca’s 11th birthday is here, and she wants the gift she wants every year: a cat. Tom hates cats, but he is without a gift and time is running out. His GPS directs him to a mystical pet store brimming with odd and exotic cats where the store’s eccentric owner, Felix Perkins (Christopher Walken), presents him with a majestic tomcat named Mr. Fuzzypants.

En route to present his daughter with her dream pet, a bizarre turn of events finds Tom trapped inside the body of Mr. Fuzzypants. Adopted by his own family, he begins to experience what life is truly like for the family pet, and as a cat, Tom begins to see his family and his life through a new and unexpected perspective. Meanwhile, his family adjusts to life with an odd and stubborn cat, and his son David (Robbie Amell) steps up in ways Tom never expected.

If any hope exists of returning to his family as the husband and father they deserve, Tom will have to learn why he has been placed in this peculiar situation and the great lengths he must go to earn back his human existence.

Directed By: Barry Sonnenfeld
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Christopher Walken, Jennifer Garner, and Robbie Amell


Watch the “Who Needs a Litter Box” Clip!



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Head to the theater on August 5th to see Nine Lives!

GIVEAWAY
One (1) winner receives:
· $25 Visa gift card to see Nine Lives in theaters
· T-shirt, Cat Tie, Cat Ears & Cat Sunglasses

Open to US mailing addresses only. Prizing and samples courtesy of EuropaCorp. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, August 7, 2016.

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Disclosure: I will receive a prize pack as a thank-you for sharing this information.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (July 23, 2016)

I hope you're having a great summer! For those days when it's just a little too hot outside, come inside and enter some giveaways! Check out the terrific prizes up for grabs in the linky below, as well as on my right sidebar. Feel free to share this page with your friends on social media. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, we'd love for you to add it to the linky.







Celebrate Summertime with Softsoap’s New Limited Edition Body Washes

I love body washes because they always make my skin smell so good long after my shower. My favorite body washes are from Softsoap! I have so much fun discovering what new scents they’ve released and trying them out. Most of all, I love how smooth they go on, how refreshing they feel, and how pampered I feel after using them! This summer, Softsoap has introduced two new body washes that make me feel like I’ve spent a blissful day in the sunshine! They are…

Summer Breeze

with the refreshing scents of cucumber and melon

Surprisingly, these two scents together make a wonderful combination. I have more pep in my step when I use this fruity wash!

Coconut Splash

with the invigorating scent of coconut milk

I have to admit that I’m a coconut fanatic. Anything that smells like coconut makes me feel like I’m on vacation at a tropical resort, so I love this scent to help get me through a busy day!

Both of these body washes are moisturizing, and my skin feels soft and smooth after using them. I hope you’ll give them a try this summer. These special edition body washes from Softsoap can be found at Walmart until September 2016, so hurry to get them before they’re gone! Visit Softsoap at www.softsoap.com.




Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples from Colgate-Palmolive to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% my own.

3M Products from Shoplet for a More Comfortable Work Environment

I have two offices -- one at the library where I work four days a week, and another at home where I do freelance work and blogging. Needless to say, I spend a lot of time at a desk, typing on a computer, so it’s important that I be as comfortable as possible. That’s why I’m in love with several of the 3M products available at Shoplet!


Honestly, I never thought I needed a wrist rest with my mouse, but the minute I started using this product, my wrist was in heaven! I can’t imagine not having one now. It provides so much support for my wrist. It’s not rubbing against the rough surface of the mouse pad or desk anymore. It’s like resting my wrist on a pillow. I love, love, love it! In fact, I’m going to get a second one so I have one for both of my desks. I just can’t live without it.


If you read my thoughts above on the 3M Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest, I feel the same about this Gel Wrist Rest for Keyboards. I am a touch typist and was worried that this product would affect how I interact with the keys, but I haven’t had any problems whatsoever adjusting to having my wrist elevated while I type. And because my wrist is now straight instead of angled, it doesn’t get sore anymore after long typing sessions. It’s amazing!


I love that this Monitor Stand from 3M is adjustable because we all vary in height and the size of our screens. This stand allows users to put their monitor at eye level, and at a height that is most comfortable for viewing. You can easily adjust the height from 1.7” to 5.5” in increments of 1.25”. And it comes in a sleek black color and design that goes with any d├ęcor. If you like your monitor high, you can easily store desktop items under the stand.

All of the 3M products above, available at Shoplet, have vastly improved my work environment by helping me to be as comfortable as possible. The better I feel, the more productive I can be. I highly recommend them to anyone who spends significant amounts of time at a desk. Click on the product links above to purchase these items at Shoplet.

In addition to the products featured above, Shoplet has a huge selection of office supplies, cleaning supplies, and medical supplies. They even carry office furniture! In fact, they are the #1 e-tailer of business and office supplies. I hope you’ll stop by Shoplet today for all of your home, office and school supplies. You can also visit them through the following sites below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shoplet
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Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sundown Naturals Vitamins and Supplements Are Available in Delicious Gummies for Adults! #EnergizedNRested

Please note: The following blog was paid for by Sundown Naturals. The opinions expressed are based solely on the user’s own personal experience.

It’s important to make smart choices about what we put into our bodies. Obviously, that means eating healthy foods, not overindulging, and staying away from bad habits. Many of us take vitamins and supplements to compliment our healthy habits, but not all vitamins are the same. We should be sure that our vitamins and supplements come from a company with high standards, like Sundown Naturals. Their high-quality products are made in U.S. facilities where they employ researchers, nutritionists and other employees who enforce quality control. In addition, Sundown Naturals’ production facilities are independently audited throughout the production process by UL-Registrar LLC, a leading provider of quality assurance audits. Most of Sundown Naturals’ products are even gluten-free, dairy-free and have no artificial flavors.


I also like the wide variety of products they provide. Many people don’t like taking pills, but Sundown Naturals has many options to please all tastes. For example, many products are available in Gummy form! However, these Gummies aren’t for kids; they’re made just for adults. I received free bottles of the following Gummy products for review:

B12 Gummies – Chocolate & Coffee Flavored

To be honest, I wasn’t sure that I would like gummies in these flavors, but they were actually delicious! I take two gummies daily with a meal, and it’s almost like I’m having a little coffee or sweet with my meal! I also had B12 Gummies in assorted fruit flavors, and they were terrific, too. No need to dread swallowing a pill with these Gummies.

Melatonin Gummies – Strawberry

Occasionally, I have difficulty shutting down my thoughts so I can get a good night’s sleep, and that’s when I take two Melatonin Gummies in strawberry flavor. This bedtime treat is tasty and helps me to drift off to sleep. They’re a great choice for people experiencing occasional sleeplessness.

There are many other products from Sundown Naturals that are available in Gummy form, such as Cranberry Gummies, Vitamin C Gummies, Probiotic Gummies and Calcium Gummies. Visit sundownnaturals.com/gummies to see the full line of Gummy products for adults.

And here’s more good news: Sundown Naturals does their best to keep costs down by utilizing efficient manufacturing, packaging and delivery methods so they can pass the savings on to you! To add to your savings, click here for a coupon to save $1 on Sundown Naturals products.

Visit Sundown Naturals online to learn more about the company and all of the vitamins and supplements they provide. You can also follow them on the following social media sites.

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Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, and this post should not be considered medical advice. Always consult your doctor before using supplements, especially if you have a medical condition.

Disclosure: I received all of the above products I talk about for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Celebrate the Arrival of "Ice Age: Collision Course" on Friday with This Back-to-School Giveaway! #IceAge #CollisionCourse

ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE
20th Century Fox
In Theaters Friday

Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

Director: Michael Thurmeier
Co-Director: Galen Tan Chu
Producer: Lori Forte
Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Adam Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Wanda Sykes, Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Strahan, Melissa Rauch, Neil deGrasse Tyson

ENJOY THIS VIDEO: "Buck Is Back": Where there’s a Buck, there’s a way



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All heads on deck! Get your tickets to see Ice Age: Collision Course in 3D, in theaters Friday. http://fox.co/IceAgeTickets

Enjoy these photos of some of the Ice Age: Collision Course characters and the actors who voice them!

Ray Romano as the voice of Manny

Queen Latifah as the voice of Ellie

Wanda Sykes as the voice of Granny

Nick Offerman as the voice of Gavin

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Mark your calendar! Ice Age: Collision Course arrives in theaters Friday! Let's celebrate with the following giveaway...

GIVEAWAY

One (1) winner receives:
· $25 Visa gift card to see Ice Age: Collision Course in theaters
· Back to School prize pack including a Notebook, Pen, Stationery Set & Lunch Bag

Open to US mailing addresses only
Prizing and samples courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, July 31, 2016.

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Disclosure: I will receive a prize pack as a thank-you for sharing this information.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Back-to-School Safety and Security Products from Master Lock #LSSS

My boys have ten weeks of summer vacation, and we're already past the halfway mark. I know I say this every year, but summer goes by way too quickly! It seems like no time at all before we’re starting to think about reading that required book, wondering which teachers my boys will have, and shopping for clothes and school supplies. When I was a kid, we shopped for pencils, folders and notebook paper. For today’s kids, the shopping list is much longer -- and more expensive. Graphing calculators, laptop computers, cell phones and tablets are practically a “must-have” these days in order to succeed in school.

The addition of these pricey items to my children’s backpacks means that we’re more concerned about theft. Fortunately, Master Lock has given a lot of thought to these security concerns and has designed products that perfectly fit students’ needs, whether they’re in first grade or grad school. Following are some tips and products to help ensure that students are able to keep their valuable school items properly stored and secured.

• It’s Called a “Locker” for a Reason: The purpose of lockers, whether at school or an athletic facility, is to keep valuable items safe and secure. But that security can be compromised without a trustworthy lock. Master Lock has several great options. For less than $15, the 1500iD Speed Dial™ Set-Your-Own Combination Lock (shown at left) is a sound choice, and it’s available in four fun colors (red, purple, blue and black) that kids love. This lock is also unique because it opens with a combination of directional movements, which may be easier for your child to remember than a series of numbers. However, if you’re still concerned that they’ll forget how to open the lock, pick up a Master Lock 4400D Indoor Bluetooth Padlock, which is operated by a Smartphone instead of a combination or physical key. Watch the video below to see how it works!


• Protect the Valuables in the Backpack: Kids’ backpacks contain more than books these days. They often include phones, tablets, calculators and money. It only takes a second for someone to reach inside and grab that beautiful new laptop your child got for his or her birthday. Thus, a backpack lock is strongly encouraged. Master Lock has several options to choose from. The Master Lock 1550DAST Backpack Lock (shown at right) comes in four colors so your child can easily identify his or her own backpack among the sea of bags in a classroom. My children have a Master Lock 1548DCM Set Your Own Combination Padlock, which allows them to set and reset their combination whenever they become concerned that someone has figured it out. Like the 1550DAST, this lock also comes in four colors to help your child personalize his or her bag.

• Keep It Safe on Campus: I’ve sent two boys off to college and have two more to go, so we’ve become quite familiar with the safety concerns on campus. For the first time, our kids are living on their own, with very little privacy in a dorm room or apartment. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that valuables are secure when not in use. We love the Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace (shown at left) because it keeps smaller valuables, such as cell phones, MP3 players, jewelry and identity cards, stored securely to safeguard against theft. It even includes a durable cable, so it can be wrapped around a fixed object or used as a carrying handle. And for the laptop, the SentrySafe PL048E Portable Laptop Safe is ideal. As you can see in the photo on the right below, our laptop fits perfectly in the safe, with room to spare for cords and other accessories. The bottom is even padded to help protect the computer. It also comes with a tethering cable to deter quick grabs.


Of course, keeping electronics and other valuables safe is important, but don’t forget to discuss personal safety with your children. Among other things, remind them to always walk in pairs, report any bullying they observe or experience, and never give out personal information online. Talk with your children about security, and be sure they know how to use the Master Lock products you provide for their safety.

For more back-to-school safety tips and products, visit the Master Lock website or connect with Master Lock via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or YouTube.



Disclaimer: As a member of the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad, I receive product samples and compensation to facilitate my blog posts. However, all opinions are 100% my own.