One Mom's Moxie: January 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012



 Each Monday in January a great group of bloggers have gotten together to give you the chance to win $15.00 cash- enter on Monday, have your cash by Tuesday! Sweet! Simple Entry via Rafflecopter. 


Living with My Folks

This guest post from Werner Rogers

As much as I enjoyed the amenities of living with my parents, I really wanted to live by myself while I was still in college. My parents made the suggestion that before I go off and do so I should really think hard about the cost of having my own place. My parents do pay my tuition and give me a little spending money but I also work part-time and made (what I thought) was enough to pay rent. I guess I never really considered all the other expenses that go into where you live. My dad helped me figure out the costs beyond rent like cable, internet, Electric Rates, insurance etc. Plus you have to buy all the items you need for housekeeping including furniture. I had no idea that paying rent was just the tip of the iceberg. After estimating all of the expenses that would go into living on my own I realized maybe it wasn’t such a great idea. I never realized how good I had it here at home with dear old mom and dad.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Blogger Opportunity - Diamond Candles

Diamond Candles is looking for some bloggers to sign up for a Review and Giveaway Opportunity from them. You can find the info HERE.

The House of Mouse Review and Giveaway

I have had this love for Etsy for quite some time now. I like all the different pieces of jewelry that can be found and all the different collectibles that are available. There are so many choices it really is a great place to shop to find some of those one of a kind pieces.
This last December I was looking through the different stores. I like to put in random words to bring up neat items. I decided to look up mice since my mom has collected mice for what seems like forever to me. I was surprised at how many stores on Etsy sell mice oriented items. The one store that caught my eye the most was The House of Mouse.  Even if you d not collect mice or have a love of mice at all, you will find these pieces to be just adorable. These are not a toy, they are collectibles and not suitable for children under the age of 14.
Anna and Naomi are the owners of this great store and were so kind to send me "Hippy Mouse" to love as my own. And I do love her so! I tried to take pictures of my own but they do not compare with the professional pictures that The House of Mouse has of Hippy Mouse. Here she is:
These mice are handmade and hand sewn. There is a lot of love and care put into each piece. The House of Mouse also offers some hedgehogs and moles. There are so many characters, I wish I could put a picture of every single one! I know you will absolutely love any mouse you pick from The House of Mouse! I wanted to share one more on my page because with graduations coming up in a few months what perfect gift but a Graduation Mouse with a gift certificate! 
There are so many ways to share these gorgeous mice! You can find The House of Mouse on Facebook and Twitter. They also have a great blog called Life, Craftiness and Everything Else where they hold monthly giveaways!  The House of Mouse owners Anna and Naomi have generously offered the chance for one of my readers to win a mouse!! The mouse will be randomly chosen by The House of Mouse. 

*Disclosure: Please note that I received product in order to conduct a review. No other monetary compensation was provided. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Social Media Boost 1/27-1/31

How would you like a chance to win some PayPal cash each week? I have teamed up with a great group of bloggers and we only plan on growing each week. The giveaway starts each Friday at 12:01 am EST and runs until Tuesday at 12:01 am EST. The winner will be notified on Tuesday and have 48 hours to confirm and then we start all over again! Each week you will have a new task to perform.

This week’s task: Follow on Twitter 

This week’s prize: $30 PayPal Cash

EdenFantasys Come Join the Eden Cooks Club!

Warning: This post may have some adult content not suitable for children, I just want to make that clear from the beginning. Thank you!

While browsing through EdenFantasys Community I found the link to the Eden Cooks Club! I was surprised to see so many great recipes! Now I know some people are not comfortable shopping around on a "adult" website but this site is not all about "adult things". There are plenty of other clubs that EdenFantasys has to offer. You can join the community to see for yourself. 

I did want to share one recipe that I found on the site that I thought many of you might enjoy trying to make. They are called Whoppers Cookies. I would post the entire recipe here on my page but it's much easier to just give you the link to the recipe. A member named Peggi came up with this very yummy sounding cookie recipe. I might have to make them myself! So here is the link to the Whoppers Cookies. If you make them please post a picture of them on my Facebook wall and let me know how much you liked them.

I can't wait to see more wonderful recipes come from the Eden Cooks Club. I am not big on cooking but if the right recipe comes along then I might get the courage to try to make it. So for all you cooks or bakers that love to share your recipes or like trying others I suggest joining the Eden Cooks Club!  

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store

*Disclosure: Please note that I received a gift card in order to conduct a review. No other monetary compensation was provided. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.

Finding Nemo in 3D

This September 14, 2012, the DisneyPixar movie Finding Nemo will be re-released in theaters in 3D!! How cool is that?! Here are some pictures from the movie along with a short film clip. I can't wait to see Finding Nemo in 3D!!

You can go to the Finding Nemo Facebook page and "like" it to look out for more information!

Disclosure: The opinions provided are my own and not influenced by anyone else. I did not receive any financial compensation for this post.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Month Went By So Fast!!

So I realized I have been slacking in writing a post at least once a week just about me and life. Obviously I cannot share everything about my life, some things must be kept personal. There are so many things that have happened that I wish I could share with all of you but they are not for everyone to know about. So on that note I will move onto the things I can talk about!
First let me say thank you to all of you that have entered my Scentsy giveaway, it still has some time left but I never would have thought it would have gone as well as it has. For those that are interested in purchasing anything Scentsy PLEASE order from my online party! Here is the link: https://hannahvick.scentsy.us/Buy?partyId=69944342 and if for some reason that link doesn't work try this one and just scroll through the party list to One Mom's Moxie here: https://hannahvick.scentsy.us/Home. If I am able to get a good amount of orders I will hold another Scentsy giveaway! So make sure you pass my online party link around and help me so I can then do another giveaway :)
Ok and now onto some more great news! I have so many giveaways coming up that I want to make sure that everyone pays close attention to my postings and just to make sure you don't miss any giveaways you can sign up for my emails. I will share a couple of things with you. Within the next week I will be posting a review/giveaway for a Valentines Day basket, coloring items, diamond earrings, and many other items! Do you like how I snuck diamond earrings in there? You'll see what I am talking about :) I am also working on finding some more great items to review and giveaway. I absolutely love holding a giveaway. I have gotten some really sweet emails and comments, which I enjoy immensely.
And last but not least this is where I need your input. I would like to hold flash giveaways on my Facebook fan page, so I am willing to contact companies about sponsoring these flash giveaways. But here's what I need to know,  what would you like to win in a flash giveaway? I know everyone enjoys money, but not all companies like to do that, they prefer to give you their products to try. So what do you all like, want or need?? I can't wait to read what you all would like to win! Leave me a comment below, post it on my Facebook or send me a Tweet!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Valentine's Date Night Giveaway

Do you need a Romantic Date Night this Valentine's Day?

  Mom Blog Society, Mom Does Reviews and many other fabulous bloggers are excited to give you a chance to win dinner out, flowers and a movie!  

 Your day will begin with a delivery of a beautiful Valentine's Day Bouquet. Whatever you're hoping, dreaming or wanting for this special day, these flowers will start you on your way!
Next, grab your honey and head to your Neighborhood Applebees for dinner on us! Our bloggers are so fantastic, we have a $30 gift card, not $20! Don't think about the kids, jobs, dishes or dogs, just relax and have a fun night out!

 You will also win The Notebook, one of the most romantic "chick flicks" around. "Behind every great love is a great story. Two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love during one summer together, but are tragically forced apart. When they reunite 7 years later, their passionate romance is rekindled, forcing one of them to choose between true love and class order."

Enjoy your night!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Giveaway starts at 1201am Jan 24, 2012 and ends Feb 4, 2012. Open to US residents only. Good luck!

Calling All Bloggers - Take the Money and Run Sign Ups

Be part of the first Take the Money and Run Give Away Event!
Hosted by My Crafty Life
These events are an awesome way of gaining new followers and giving away a great prize to your readers!
Benefits in participating in this event:
  • Easy on the budget- at only $3 for a social media link- it's very affordable way to get your site out there!
  • It's monthly so it won't be too much work, only participate when you want.
  • You pick the link you want to advertise.
  • You are the sponsor. No worrying about sponsor's requirements.
  • New to giveaways? This is an easy way to get your feet wet! Most of the work is done for you.

How to participate:

I am hoping to get 25 participants so we can offer a $50 prize. Sign ups will end February 1st. Prize will depend on total number of participants. Please feel free to share this with other bloggers!

Ergonomic pen - UGLee Pen Review and Giveaway

For many years I have looked for the "right" pen. You know the pen that you just love and would hate to lose, the one that is the most beat up or is almost out of ink but you use it anyways?! I was in search of that pen. A comfort pen. I had seen an ad about the UGLee Pen and was curious, why would you call is UGLee? From what I could see it didn't look ugly, maybe different but definitely not ugly. So I went onto the website to find out.
UGLee Pen actually stands for, The Ultimate Grip Pen by Dr. James Lee. Not in that exact order but you get the picture. Dr. Lee wanted to find the ultimate pen just like myself, and with all the writing that comes along with being a doctor his hand would cramp up. He wanted to find a pen that would be ergonomic but would write easily. After his search came up empty he decided to take this a step further and started creating pens to try. After eight years of many failed attempts he finally had made his ultimate ergonomic pen.

So after reading all about the pen, I contacted Dr. Lee about reviewing the pen myself. He was more than happy to send me a pack to try for myself. And guess what?! The UGLee Pen is now my ultimate pen! No kidding. I have used my pen for a little while now and I absolutely love it! I wish I had a UGLee Pencil now too. The pen itself is very light, less than half an ounce. It also has a material around it that helps to keep grip while adding some soft padding for comfort and being ergonomic. I tend to press hard and that material around the pen is great. Then there is the ink. Finding a pen that will flow just right is more difficult than you would expect. Not with the UGLee Pen, the ink flows just great. I really do love my UGLee Pen!!  Dr. Lee has kindly offered one of my readers a chance to win a pack of UGLee Pens! Just enter in the Rafflecopter below for your chance, you'll be sorry if you miss this one!

*Disclosure: Please note that I received product in order to conduct a review. No other monetary compensation was provided. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.

SodaStream Review

I was given the opportunity to review the SodaStream. If you are not familiar with the SodaStream let me fill you in a little bit. The SodaStream is a machine that has the ability to carbonate water, no it doesn't have to be special bottled water, just straight tap water if you'd like. The machine itself is easy to put together. All you need to do is insert the CO2 bottle and that's it. Once that part is done you fill the soda bottle the SodaStream includes, with water to the fill line and press the button on top accordingly to add carbonation. Then you add the flavoring of your choice, then you drink! That's it! So simple and with clear directions!
I was in such a hurry to use my SodaStream when it got here. My children were too, but no one was as excited as my husband. He couldn't wait to make soda. Our first soda of choice was Root Beer because that is my favorite and that was what I wanted. It was ok, we decided to give it another try and the second around was better. I prefer my sodas to be very fizzy, I refuse to drink a soda that is even slightly flat.

We went on to try just about every flavor that was sent to us. Some we were not too fond of like the flavored waters and the diet sodas but others were so yummy. I really like Cranberry-Raspberry, which honestly I thought I would not like because I don't like the taste of cranberry but this flavor is good! My daughter that doesn't like sodas except for clear ones actually loved the Orange flavored soda.
The SodaStream has been not only fun but better for the environment. No more soda cans, two liter bottles or twenty ounce soda bottles. The cost of a SodaStream soda is cheaper then the cost of a soda bought at the store. It just makes more sense to use the SodaStream then to continue purchasing twelve packs or bottle of sodas. If you are interested in more information on a SodaStream or would like to purchase one you can do so on their website, SodaStreamUSA. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

*Disclosure: Please note that I received product in order to conduct a review. No other monetary compensation was provided. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mom Blog Society Flash Giveaway! 1/21

One Day Flash Giveaway! One Winner Takes All!! 
Don't Miss Your Chance To Win!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Social Media Boost 1/20-1/23

How would you like a chance to win some PayPal cash each week? I have teamed up with a great group of bloggers and we only plan on growing each week. The giveaway starts each Friday at 12:01 am EST and runs until Tuesday at 12:01 am EST.

The winner will be notified on Tuesday and have 48 hours to confirm and then we start all over again! Each week you will have a new task to perform… but after a 4 week rotation it will be easier since you will most likely already be following everyone already!

This week's task: Like all participating blogs Facebook pages.

This week’s prize: $30 in PayPal Cash Good luck! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. You only need to enter on one blog and make sure to come back for your daily tweet!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

WLM & Friends Lazy Friday Flash Giveaway 1/20

The Sponsors:

Bamboo Bottle Review

When it comes to being "eco-friendly" I consider myself on my way, which means I am not quite where I want to be in the green living department. I would love to say I never use plastic water bottles or that I always have my reusable grocery bags but the truth is I do use those things and I feel guilty for it. My memory is horrible so I often forget to grab the reusable bags and I also tend to just grab a bottle of water. It really does bother me about the bottle water. I have tried some of those aluminum bottles but they made my water taste metallic. Then I tried the reusable plastic bottles but I didn't feel like they were very clean. So to figure out a solution I turned to the internet.

Imagine my surprise to find the Bamboo Bottle Company. No it's not a bottle made of bamboo. It is glass inside with bamboo surrounding around it. The bottom and top are made from BPA-free plastic. The bamboo used is grown to it's maximum potential at 90 feet in 9months, the glass bottle is made of 51% recycled glass, and the plastic is completely recyclable. The entire bottle is recyclable. I like that the bamboo bottle is easy to use and especially easy to clean. The bottle can be completely taken apart to clean the entire bottle with no problem. And the biggest issue of weird tasting water was gone because you're using glass, instead of aluminum or plastic, it makes a big difference in there not being any odd flavor in the water. Another great feature is since the bottle is glass you can put hot drinks in it. The only thing with the Bamboo Bottle is the weight, it's not exactly light but it's not super heavy either, but since it is a glass bottle there is going to be some weight to it. Overall, the Bamboo Bottle is awesome, plain and simple, there is no better reusable bottle around!

 If for some reason you break the glass or would just like another glass insert they are available on the website. You can visit the website to learn more about the bamboo bottle or to order a bamboo bottle. You can also find Bamboo Bottle Company on Facebook and also on Twitter.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Coupon Flash Giveaway


January 18 - 20 

Anybody want so coupons?  MyCouportiera has teams up with a group of for amazing blogger to give three lucky winners a pack of 10 Whole Coupon Inserts !!!!

What's The Prize?
.- Three Winners will each get a 10 pack of Whole Coupon Inserts

How Long will the Giveaway run?
- Wednesday January 1/18 at 12 midnight PST. to Saturday January 1/21 at 12 midnight PST. 

How to I enter?

Just follow the rules on the rafflecopter

When will you announce the winner?
On Monday 1/23 on the MyCouportiera Wall & a email will be sent to all the participating bloggers.

Ads to You Giveaway

Karma Media Presents:

Ads to You Giveaway hosted by Beauty Brite, Random Deals, Ever After PR, and Random Endeavors!  We have teamed up with a group of bloggers to offer one lucky reader free advertising!!
Win a featured blog post and premiere Sidebar button ad space for one month from each of the participating blogs!

This giveaway is open WW and will run Wednesday, 1/18 at 12:01 am and end on Saturday, 1/28 at 12:01 am.

Tru Kid Review and Giveaway

While searching for new skincare and bathing items for my six year old daughter to use I found the website TruKid. They carry all natural body care products for children, BPA and phthalate free! Not only are their ingredients certified organic and natural but they are also free of sls, paraben, petroleum and gluten. I really like that they make sure that their products are safe for just about any child. I looked forward to trying just about anything they had and was fortunate that they wanted me to review their Silly Shampoo and Dancing Hair Detangler!

Once the products came in I couldn't wait for my daughter's shower time. She was just as excited to try the Silly Shampoo all by herself. There was a great lather and no tears from her, which is important to me, her eyes seem unusually sensitive to shampoos. She was able to wash and rinse by herself with no traces of Silly Shampoo left in her hair. Because her hair tangles very easily, I used the Dancing Hair Detanlger afterwards. It worked pretty good and wasn't greasy or sticky, like some other detangler's we have tried in the past. The only thing I would have different is maybe a scent to the detangler, but that's a personal preference, I know there are plenty of mom's and children that would prefer that there be no scent at all. It was nice to know I was using something on my child that was safe and wasn't going to have any harmful chemicals.

Let me tell you a little bit more about TruKid products. There is Silly Shampoo, Cool Conditioner, Dancing Hair Detangler, Helping Hand Wash, Happy Face & Body Lotion, Bubbly Body Wash and Friendly Face Wash. They also offer sunscreen for babies (6 months and older), children and adults as well. Navigating through the TruKid website I actually learned some things that were impressive. I don't know many companies that would be willing to share all the ingredients in their products and then give you a glossary of what those ingredients actually are, but TruKid does that under What It Is. That's not all though they go even a step further to tell you what the ingredients do in What It Does! How cool is that?! There are other parts on their site that are really cool but I'll let you go take a look for yourself.

TruKid has generously offered a Silly Shampoo and Dancing Hair Detangler to giveaway to one of my readers. It gets even better! If you purchase $35 worth of product you can use the code SILLYMOM to receive a Silly Shampoo for free! Only one (1) code per customer.

*Disclosure: Please note that I received product in order to conduct a review. No other monetary compensation was provided. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.

Fill the Fridge Giveaway

Welcome to the Fill the Fridge Giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a $100 grocery store gift card and $100 in coupons!

 To enter, follow each of the blogs on Google Plus. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on January 31st and is open to U.S. residents ages 18 or older.

 Good Luck!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Monday Money Madness Flash Giveaway 1/16

Welcome to the MONDAY MONEY MADNESS FLA$H GIVEAWAY! Each Monday in January a great group of bloggers have gotten together to give you the chance to win $15.00 cash- enter on Monday, have your cash by Tuesday! Sweet! Simple Entry via Rafflecopter. OPEN WORLDWIDE TO ANYONE WITH A PAYPAL ACCOUNT! Good Luck!! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Mom Blog Society Flash Giveaway! 1/16

Welcome To Our Daily Flash Giveaway!  The Daily Flash Giveaway is live from 9pm, EST (01/15) - 9pm, EST, (01/16). 
One Day & One Winner Takes All!! 

Calling All Bloggers! Free Giveaway Sign Ups!!

Free Giveaway Sign Ups! 

Beauty Brite is offering this AWESOME opportunity!!!

We'd love to have you join us in our Ads to You Giveaway! It's free to join, which includes 2 links! 

 As a participating blog, you are offering the winner a featured blog post and premiere sidebar button and ad space for one month! 

 This giveaway is limited to 25 blogs!

 Hopefully this will be a monthly event! Sign up for our FREE giveaway!

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$100 Amazon Twitter Blast

 Everyone loves Amazon Codes. Join Kobiso to win $100 to Amazon? Complete the entries in the Rafflecopter below. You can come back and do a few each day or do them all in one sitting! Good Luck!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Scentsy Review and Giveaway

Scentsy has been around for a few years now, but I had never tried the products or even been to a party. I believe if I was introduced to Scentsy years ago I would have been buying it and maybe even selling Scentsy by now. Finally I got my chance when Hannah Vick, a Scentsy Consultant, contacted me about reviewing some of their bars and warmers. I was excited but a little reluctant because I have children, and children around hot wax do not mix. When Mrs.Vick brought over the products and explained some things I felt more at ease to do this review.

Q: Is the hot wax safe around children?
A:Scentsy Bars in Scentsy warmers melt at 125 degrees Fahrenheit – the temperature of a typical paraffin cosmetic dip. It can be hot but it should not burn.

Q: What is a warmer?
A: The Scentsy candle warmer has no wick, uses no flame, and produces no soot. Instead of a flame, it uses a light bulb to slowly melt scented wax bars to maximize fragrance time. The warmers are made from high-quality porcelain or ceramic and come in a variety of styles and sizes to fit any d├ęcor. All warmers are guaranteed for life against defects. Sizes include Full-Size, Mid-Size, and Plug-In.

Q: What is a Scentsy Bar and where is it made?
A: Scentsy uses a custom, food-grade paraffin wax blend selected for its superior scent loading capability, melting point and firmness. The Scentsy wickless candle bars are small blocks of scented wax that come in eight break-apart sections. All Scentsy wax is manufactured at Scentsy’s headquarters in Meridian, Idaho, USA and in France.

Q: What makes being a Scentsy Consultant so great?
A: With Scentsy, you have the freedom to set your own hours and the flexibility to determine your own goals, allowing you to expand the boundaries of how much you can earn. Whether you simply want to share Scentsy products with your family and friends or wish to build a successful team—you choose the path that’s right for you.
*All Q&A can be found on Scentsy.net
I was given four different scents to try with a full-size warmer and a plug-in warmer. I choose Cinnamon Bear, Silver Bells, Blueberry Cheesecake and Clean Breeze. I was so impressed and wished I would have been introduced to Scentsy years ago! I used the plug-in first in my bathroom, the aroma of Silver Bells filled the air in my bathroom, into my bedroom, down the hall and into my dining room. I absolutely love the scent of Silver Bells, it has a minty smell with a little bit of a sugary, caramel mixed in. I can say it is my favorite. I also tried the Blueberry Cheesecake in the large warmer in my bedroom. It literally smelled like a blueberry cheesecake, it made me a little hungry a few times! This scent was much stronger and it actually filled my entire house with it's aroma. The last one I tried was Cinnamon Bear, this is a very, very strong scent. It reminded me of Red Hots, but in a good way. I love the smell of cinnamon in the winter months so this was the perfect time to try it. I couldn't try the Clean Breeze, my mom is allergic to some perfume smells.
Scentsy offers a wide variety of warmers, plug-ins, bars, bricks, Scentsy Buddies, solid perfumes, and room sprays just to name a few. To get the full effect of what Scentsy has to offer I highly recommend visiting Hannah Vick's Scentsy Website to look around, find something you like and give it a try! Scentsy uses only high quality oils in the bars and bricks, therefor their scents last longer than the other guys. Not to name any names, but one store tries to sell bars that are nothing like Scentsy! Oh and a Scentsy bar lasts 120 hours only costs $5 and that's much longer and better than a medium jar candle!
I really enjoyed using Scentsy. I look forward to trying new scents and even holding a online party at some point. If you are interested in purchasing Scentsy, hosting a party or becoming a consultant please visit Hannah Vick's Scentsy Website. If you are serious about selling Scentsy you can contact Hannah Vick through her website, she will discuss all the benefits of selling Scentsy with you.

Mrs. Vick has graciously offered $25 worth of product with free shipping! All details of that transaction will be sent in an email to the winner.

 *Disclosure: Please note that I received product in order to conduct a review. No other monetary compensation was provided. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.

It's a Family Fun Night Giveaway - Jumanji Style Adventures Ahead!

Family Fun Night Jumanji Movie and Book Giveaway
This is a Family fun night giveaway filled with adventure for your family - a Jumanji DVD or Blu-Ray and an AUTOGRAPHED copy of the award-winning book! Mama Luvs Books, and several other amazing bloggers have worked together to bring you this giveaway, and we've put together not only a DVD, Blu-Ray Combo, and not only an AUTOGRAPHED copy of the award-winning Jumanji book, but also a $15 Amazon gift card just for you to personalize your family night with! This week's Family Fun Night Giveaway will score you an amazing book and movie set that your family can enjoy for years to come, but to win you have to work through your own adventure of sorts! Before you set off on your journey through the Rafflecopter waters of Destruction (cool name, right?), read a little more about just what you will receive if you survive the journey and are chosen as the victor! First, let's introduce a silent member of this adventure team, without him none of this would be possible! Author Chris Van Allsburg very generously donated an autographed copy of his book for one of you lucky folks to win! Feel free to like his Facebook Page in the RaffleCopter below to show your thanks. You can also check out the author's amazingly interactive site, or check out any one of his other award-winning books, like The Polar Express and Zathura. He's also a talented artist and sculptor, with his art winning awards and honors as well.

The Amazing and Terrifying Movie of Suspense ... Jumanji!

This is a rated PG movie filled with action and suspense, and it WILL terrify and enthrall you with the wonders of this amazing story!

Jumanji DVD & Blu-Ray Special Features

          • Ancient Diversions
          • Ancient Diversions: Severed Finger
          • Secret & Riddles Game
          • The Extreme Book of Nature
          • Jumanji Jungle Adventure: Virtual Board Game
          • Special Effects Commentary
          • Making Jumanji: The Realm of Imagination
          • Lions and Monkeys and Pods... Oh-My!
          • Production Design: Bringing Down the House
          • Storyboard Comparisons

Description of Jumanji:

From the Amazon.com description: "Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt star in this phenomenal adaptation of the award-winning children's book. When young Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported before the startled eyes of his friend, Sarah, into the untamed jungles of Jumanji! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting children. Now a grown man, Alan (Williams) reunites with Sarah (Hunt) and together with Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce) tries to outwit the game's powerful forces in this imaginative adventure that combines breathtaking special effects with an enchanting mixture of comedy, magic and thrills."

Go on an Adventure in Your Mind with Jumanji

This award-winning book is a classic adventure thriller that will delight the readers in your house, young and old. And as an amazing bonus, the author, Chris Van Allsburg, has sent us an autographed copy to give to one of our amazingly brave and enlightened adventurers! What an amazing opportunity to have something even more amazing to treasure, along with an amazing story! From the Amazon.com description of the book: "A 30th anniversary gift edition to celebrate the magic of Jumanji! Thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the game—Jumanji—with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on forever—and thirty years ago, with this same wonderment, readers found Jumanji, too. Since its original publication, Jumanji has been honored with many awards, including the Caldecott Medal, and in 1996, the surreal story was adapted to fit the big screen. This special anniversary edition of Jumanji contains a CD of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale.

Are you Ready to Begin your adventure to Score Jumanji?

It's not that hard, and you will probably survive it ... simply follow at least all the mandatory entries in the Rafflecopter below. And if you are a brave little adventurer ... you can complete extra entries to make your odds of survival (and winning!) even greater! Are you ready? Roll the dice ... er ... enter the Rafflecopter! And good luck!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mom Blog Society Flash Giveaway!

Mom Blog Society, One Mom's Moxie and many, many other bloggers have all come together to bring YOU some great prizes!!! ONE WINNER TAKES ALL!!! 

Whole Lotta Mama's 5K Fan Celebration Giveaway

Hey rockin fans! You guys are the only thing that keeps my giveaways and blog going! To thank you for all you do, I have complied a few other bloggers for some awesome prizes for you all to win! You must be a fan of mine, Whole Lotta Mama to receive the secret word. Go to http://facebook.com/wholelottamama and find the tab on the left that says Secret Word, click it and you will see it :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Save Mart Grocery Shopping and Fuel Rewards Shop #CBias #Collective Bias

I was given the opportunity to be a part of a shoppertunity for Social Fabric and Collective Bias. I was given the task to share my planning for a dinner and shopping experience with you all. My mom and I decided it would be the kids choice to pick our dinner, wouldn't you know they pick steaks! So what goes good with a steak but a baked potato.
So I wrote out our grocery list which included:
5 Steaks, 6 Baker Potatoes, Sour Cream, French Bread Loaf, Dutch Apple Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream.

So we started our shopping at Save Mart, which is our local supermarket right down the street. We had picked up most of our groceries when the most hilarious thing happened. I wasn't sure if I should share this but it's too funny not to. My 11year old is very curious, but she doesn't always think things through before she does them. There was a fake squishy egg toy with a hard plastic cover with a hole to feel the egg. Well she decided to feel the egg with her thumb and got it stuck. Panic set in for her, I couldn't help but laugh! Here's a picture:

It wasn't the cheap thin plastic that's easy to rip off, so fortunately I keep scissors in the car for coupons, so I was able to cut it off easily. After that little fiasco we got back to shopping. We finished by grabbing the vanilla ice cream. Once we reached the register I knew I needed to get my Save Mart Supermarkets Rewards Card out and ready! With this rewards card I am able to save 5 cents on each gallon of gas at the participating gas stations. Just from my shopping trips in January I have earned 30 cents off each gallon! That's pretty good!


Here's what I got for our meal.

Because it is such a simple meal all I needed to do was season the steaks with garlic salt and pepper, then stick them in the oven on broil and keep a close eye on them. I put the potatoes in the microwave to "bake", one good tip I learned was not to puncture the potatoes they cook better without holes poked in them. I opened a jar of sliced peaches and my daughter put butter and garlic salt on the french bread. Our meal was simple but not complete without dessert. I warmed the Dutch Apple Pie, you can warm store bought pies as long as they are still in the pie tin. Preheat your oven to about 300 degrees, then put the pie in for about 15 minutes. I suggest putting it on a cookie sheet and keep a close eye on the pie, you don't want it to cook just warm up. Then serve in bowls with scoops of vanilla ice cream! Here's my daughter making garlic french bread, she loves to help me with cooking.

We had a wonderful meal together. It's nice to have a meal with the family all together whenever it's possible. You can see more about my shopping trip here on my Google+ album, Save Mart Grocery/Fuel Rewards Shop.

*This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, all opinions are my own.*