Monday, August 24, 2015

Help Your Family Stay Well-Hydrated with DripDrop! #DrinkDripDrop

We’re an active family, and we spend a lot of time outdoors. Because we live in south Florida, where the humidity is high, we need to be especially careful that we stay well-hydrated and don’t suffer from overexposure to the heat. My boys are especially vulnerable because they spend even more time in the sun because of sports, scouting, and lawn mowing. So, I was very excited to hear about a product called DripDrop.

DripDrop is a fast-acting hydration powder in a convenient little pack that you just open and drop into an 8-ounce glass or bottle of water. Stir or shake it up, and you have a great-tasting drink! DripDrop is available in two flavors, lemon and berry, and it doesn’t contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. It also contains 2-3 times the electrolytes of sports drinks, but with less calories! My kids also think DripDrop tastes better than the sports drinks we’ve purchased.

As you can see, my son is really enjoying his lemon DripDrop after a hot afternoon of mowing the lawn. He said it tastes just like lemonade and he swallowed it right up! He has been especially vulnerable to heat in the past when he started vomiting after playing baseball in the hot sun, so we’re extremely careful now to be sure he is well-hydrated. I’m so glad that we have DripDrop to make sure that he stays healthy and hydrated while working and playing outdoors. Click here to find a store near you.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Back-to-School with Orkin: Take Orkin's Pest Prevention Pop Quiz and Enter the Giveaway for an Orkin Back-to-School Prize Pack! #LearnWithOrkin

It’s back-to-school time and class is in session … Orkin is back with Household Pests 101 – featuring some of Orkin’s scientific knowledge of pests. The Orkin Man is here to help you #LearnWithOrkin so you don’t get schooled by pest problems in your own home.

But back-to-school isn't just for the kids. Orkin knows that moms are on the go more than ever and wants to make sure you’re all set when driving the kids to soccer practice, racing to make it to school on time and just maybe getting a minute for yourself!

At Orkin, we use the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your needs. To learn more about our pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.

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Why you will LOVE Orkin’s “Household Pests 101” blog app:
• Class is in session! Orkin is back with Household Pests 101 – featuring some of Orkin’s scientific knowledge of pests. The Orkin Man is here to help you #LearnWithOrkin so you don’t get schooled by pest problems in your own home.
• Watch the “Bite Back at Mosquitoes” video, as well as the rest of Orkin’s How-To video series, to get the most up-to-date knowledge on dealing with those pesky home invaders.
• Download the “Protect Your Home” Checklist for valuable tips on keeping pests at bay.


One lucky winner will receive an Orkin Back-to-School Prize Pack, which includes (shown in photo at top of post):

One (1) Silver USB Portable Charger – We know you’re on the go from sun up to sun down, and you can’t afford not to be accessible. This emergency charger is small, sleek and can help your phone keep up with your busy lifestyle!

One (1) Double Wall Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Lid - Your car isn’t the only thing that needs fueling up in the morning … this stainless steel travel mug is a great way to ensure your morning coffee is always within arm’s reach.

One (1) Orkin “Protect Your Home” PDF Checklist - This handy checklist from the experts at Orkin will help you think like a pest in order to help protect your home from pests.

Each household is only eligible to win one (1) Back to School Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. Open to U.S. residents only. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. This giveaway ends on Sunday, September 13, 2015, at 11:59 PM EST. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure: The assets included within this message were delivered to me to promote Rollins Inc. I will receive an Orkin Prize Pack in appreciation.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (August 22, 2015)

Welcome to this week's Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! I'm happy to report that my twins had a great first week of middle school! I have a feeling that the homework will really kick in next week, but for now they're happy and having fun seeing old friends and meeting new friends. Let's celebrate heading back to school with some giveaways! I hope you'll enter some listed in my right sidebar and in the linky below. Check back daily to see what has been added. And if you're hosting a giveaway (or more) on your blog, please record it in the linky and tell your social media friends about this page. Thank you!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Two! Blog Tour and Giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

Two (1)

Two! by Tia Perkin

Two! is a funny little rhyming book about what it's like to spend a day with a toddler, from food eaten off the floor to a child running out the door!

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Praise for the Book

"Tia does an awesome job in this book capturing the funny antics of a two-year-old and putting them on paper in a way that is funny for your child and even more funny for mom and dad!... If you want a cute book to read to your child(ren) and get a good laugh yourself (maybe cry a little because of your frustration? LOL!), this is a really cute one for the whole family. This book has made it to the frequently read shelf!"

"It's a book I don't mind having to read to my daughter over and over and over and over again. Every toddler's library should include this book. Well done!"

"Two! is ingenious. Ostensibly a child's board book, it looks like one, feels like one, and reads like one with its primary vocabulary and rhyme. And yet anyone who's been a parent or sibling of a two-year-old will recognize the characteristic behaviors, grimace at the memories of them all, and then smile. You can't help but smile, perhaps in relief that you did survive this year."

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Author Tia Perkin

Tia Perkin is a three-time Emmy-nominated graphic artist and Arizona native. She wrote this book for her now three-year-old twin sons. Two! is her first book.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials ~ In Theaters on September 18 ~ Watch the Trailer! #ScorchTrials

I am so excited about the upcoming second installment of the Maze Runner series: The Scorch Trials. The first movie was so good, but left a lot of loose ends, so I can’t wait to see how things are resolved (or not!) in the second movie. Read on to learn more about the movie, watch the trailer, and check out some photos from the film. And keep watching this site because I’ll be featuring an exciting movie-related giveaway soon!

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
20th Century Fox
In theaters September 18, 2015

About the movie:
Can you survive a day in the Scorch? Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials hits theaters September 18. In this next chapter of the epic Maze Runner saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, and Patricia Clarkson
Screenplay By: T.S. Nowlin, based upon the novel, The Scorch Trials, by James Dashner
Directed By: Wes Ball

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Enjoy these character posters!
Teresa and Thomas
Brenda and Harriet
Minho and Newt

Official Websites
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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Movie Review: "Far from the Madding Crowd" ~ Now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital!

Far from the Madding Crowd

About the Movie:
Carey Mulligan stars as a headstrong Victorian beauty in this sweeping romantic drama, based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy. Mulligan plays Bathsheba Everdene, an independent woman who attracts three different suitors: a sheep farmer (Matthias Schoenaerts); a dashing soldier (Tom Sturridge); and a prosperous, older bachelor (Michael Sheen). This timeless story of Bathsheba’s passions explores the nature of relationships, love and resilience.

My Thoughts:
I cannot compare this movie to the book because I haven’t read it, but the movie was just wonderful! The scenery was gorgeous, the acting was terrific, and the story was incredibly romantic. I loved Bathsheba’s independent spirit, considered quite a rare trait in a woman of the late 1800s. She was determined to run the farm she’d inherited by herself, without interference from a man. Because of her willingness to get dirty and work with her employees, she gained their respect and prosperity. But Bathsheba was woefully na├»ve when it came to men, having been raised as a lonely orphan. She didn’t know how to respond to the attentions of the three men vying for her hand. Although viewers could clearly see who she was meant to spend her life with, it took many mistakes on Bathsheba’s part before she figured it out. This historical masterpiece will stay in my thoughts for a long time, and I highly recommend it!

Blu-ray Special Features
• Deleted Scenes + Extended Ending
• Bathsheba Everdene
• The Suitors
• Adapting Far from the Madding Crowd
• The Look of Far from the Madding Crowd
• Gabriel Oak
• William Boldwood
• Sergeant Troy
• The Locations of Far from the Madding Crowd
• Thomas Vinterberg
• Theatrical Trailer

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this movie to facilitate my honest review, but all opinions are 100% my own. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link.