Saturday, February 28, 2015

Kid's Academy Apps Review - Three Updated Apps for your little ones! #FreeKidsApp #MomBuzz

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Educational Apps from Kids Academy Available on iTunes & Google Play Free for a limited time!

My have always enjoyed the Kids Academy apps and I'm super excited to bring tell you about all information on the new updates and hopefully introduce you to the company. It is never too early to start learning and Kids Academy has made it easy AND fun with these apps! My two young sons have had the best time playing with these learning apps and I've been comfortable with them on my iPad, just knowing that they are using safe apps that are actually teaching them and allowing them to have fun! Awesome!

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Preschool & Kindergarten Baby Books, Songs, and Early Reading Toddler Games

Great graphics and super cute characters! We have had this app a while, now they added Cinderella (which is my oldest daughter's favorite character) and Red Riding Hood which is another great classic!

Download this game for FREE on iTunes

Baymax Birthday Activities! #BigHero6

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Be the BIG HERO at your next Birthday Party with these super fun activities ~ guaranteed to upgrade your party!

Don't eat too much cake or Baymax will have to check and make sure you're feeling well!


Friday, February 27, 2015

6 Tips for Tackling a Shopping Trip with #Kids

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Heading out to the grocery store or on any shopping trip may seem like a simple task for most people, but for a mom with kids to take care of while going through the stores, a simple shopping trip can turn into a disaster very quickly.

With a little planning and preparation, anyone can tackle their most lengthy shopping trips with their kids successfully. Everyone can use these tips to spend less time shopping and more time with family. Here are six tips for tackling a shopping trip with kids.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rev your engines! Chuck & Friends are on DVD!

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If you have a little boy in the house, then you probably know all about Chuck and his friends! My little one is a big fan of Chuck and all of the other cool looking vehicles that are a part of this fun series. He was super excited when we received this DVD for review and couldn't wait to pop it into the DVD player...needless to say, it played more than once!

Chuck and his friends, Digger, Handy, Rowdy, Biggs, Boomer and Flip are back for more adventures, so get ready to throw fun into high gear! This DVD features 10 exciting episodes as well as a fun bonus sing-a-long. Awesome!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Do You Really Own That Photograph? Your Rights as an Artist

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While the concept of copyrights and authorship may seem fairly straightforward, statistics show that over 85% of photos used online are subject to copyright infringements. Wow!


That photo that you shot for your website might belong to someone else. This article focuses on the concept of "work for hire" which could rob you of your rights to your photos. Know your rights and don't let yourself be taken advantage of.

Bring home Into The Woods on March 24th! @IntoTheWoods

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From the director of "Chicago" and the producer of "Wicked" comes a modern twist on the beloved fairy tales you thought you knew! Iconic characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, find their fates intertwined with a humble baker and his wife, whose longing to have a child sends them on a quest to reverse a witch's curse. With an all-star cast, this spellbinding adventure is everything you could ever wish for!

Get social with Into the Woods on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top FAQ about Hormone Therapy #womenshealth

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Hormones play an important part in the functioning of the human body. When hormones are unbalanced, it can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms. Generally, hormones decrease around the age of menopause, but other conditions can also require the replacement of hormones artificially. Here are a number of questions that women often have about hormone replacement and its effects:

Are you ready to take the #Swagbucks Lucky 7 Birthday Challenge!!

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Are you ready??


Swagbucks turns 7 TODAY! Why does that matter? Well, it's only the BIGGEST day of the year for Swagbucks, a day that they want to give SB members tons of Swag Bucks and BONUSES! In fact, this year, for the first time ever, SB is giving away an exclusive bonus that's only available to people who join on the Lucky 7 Birthday Challenge. Wow!

Here's a Sneak-Peek at Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast ~ March 3, 2015! #Disney

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Are you ready for Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast? We're giving you a chance to see a couple of awesome clips just to get you excited about Tink and her friends!

Watch for Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast on March 3rd!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

John Paul Pet Products! ~ Pet Care with a Salon Pedigree! @JohnPaulPet #Giveaway

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I am the owner of four very active Chihuahuas, and actually, four brand new Chihuahua pups! I love them with all of my heart and try my best to take care of them properly and keep them groomed and  looking good. Because I live in the country, all four dogs love to spend a lot of time outside and with that comes dirt, mud, and anything else they can get into. I would never have thought that Chihuahuas would get so messy, but these four certainly do! 


All except one are short-haired and the other is the smallest and a long-haired Chihuahua. When he (Rambo) comes home after spending time outside, he is filthy and needs a bath much more often than the other three (Pudge, Minnie and Benny).

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Celebrate National Margarita Day...No Salt Needed! #Recipes

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This year we're showing you how to celebrate National Margarita Day (February 22, 2015), no salt necessary! Whether you like it frozen or on the rocks, this popular holiday is the perfect time to celebrate everyone's favorite tequila cocktail!

 

While Valentine's Day has passed and your roses are probably wilting, but there's always a reason for Chocolate. We're combining two of our fave things ~ margaritas and chocolate ~ for some chocolate-inspired recipes with a Sauza Tequila twist!

Make a few, share a few, but don't miss out on this special day to celebrate the Margarita!

MCFARLAND, USA ~ In theaters everywhere this Friday! #Disney

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Based on the 1987 true story, "McFarland USA" follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominately Latino high school, with whom they ultimately bond to build not only a championship cross-county team but an enduring legacy as well.

There’s more to the legend than you ever dreamed ~ #Cinderella in theaters March 13th! #Disney

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In less than one month, the new live-action Cinderella will hit theaters! Watch this classic fairy tale as it adds a new twist to the love story!



If you'd like to see more of the film and get some behind-the-scenes insight, read Oh My Disney interview with director, Kenneth Branagn about the first trailer for Cinderella.

How I gave my business a BOOST with Koozies! #TPromotional #advertising

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Do you have a small business that you would like to promote? I have a few solutions! I am an Independent Presenter for  Younique, and because this is my own business, I work very hard to not only make sales, gain new team members but also to promote my products and opportunities in order to spread the word and be more successful.

You could be Rockin' a NEW Coach Handbag! #Giveaway

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Welcome to the Monthly Coach Handbag Fan Appreciation Giveaway!

If you missed out on the Coach Handbag Giveaway last month, here's another opportunity to WIN one of these gorgeous handbags! Get your entries in and who knows...you could be the next AWESOME reader rocking a new Coach Handbag!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Where did my Sanity go? ~ Tales of an Insane #Mom! #Parenting

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Wordle: Being a Mom

I know my struggles are nothing new to any parent and I'm positive that I'm not alone when I feel like every ounce of sanity has left my body on any given day. After all...I'm a Mom!

I have four awesome children ages 21, 19, 9 and 5. Yes, there is a HUGE gap between my two girls and my two younger boys. People often ask me what I was thinking, but I honestly tell them that as crazy as it seems to "start over" with kids, I wouldn't change anything. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Introducing the SPORTS ARMBAND from LIMM! #iPhoneArmband

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If you exercise or run then you probably need the Sports Armband from Limm! Most of us never leave home without our cell phones and as I've been at the park running and walking, I've seen several runners actually holding their cell phone! 

Be Kind to Your Back with the @Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair! #fitness #wellness

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Like many people who work at home, I am sitting at my desk, or other table throughout most of the day. I actually need to remind myself to get up several times a day just to stretch and get my body moving! Not to mention that sitting in an ordinary office chair most of the day has a terrible effect on my back, my neck, my shoulders and my butt! I've tried several different office chairs over the years and none have really made much of a difference until now. 

I received the Balance Ball Chair from Gaiam for review and I was so excited to start using it! I've used a balance ball for years to exercise but never thought about a Balance Ball Chair. Awesome! Not only is the Balance Ball Chair really comfortable, but I absolutely love the fact that I can take short, but frequent breaks and get in some exercise and stretching without going too far from my work space. I obviously can't take pictures of myself doing this but take a look at the photo below to get an idea of what I'm talking about. The Gaiam website actually has several online resources for using the balance ball to work out. 

Try a Better Remedy for a Sore Throat ~ #GoGargle #homeremedy

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Have you ever had a sore throat and someone suggested you gargle with salt water? Most of us have used that home remedy at one time or another or suggested it to a friend or loved one. Gargling with salt water is an excellent way to clean bacteria from your throat and tonsil area and draw out the moisture from the swollen tissue, therefore relieving pain and preventing more bacteria growth.

Win ALL 6 Flavors from Natural Sins! #Giveaway

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Natural Sins is a small Costa Rican company which manufactures healthy snacks made from fruits and vegetables. There are only two ingredients in their yummy products...fresh fruit or veggies and cane sugar. That's it! As a mom, I know how tough it is to get your kids to eat healthy and especially when it comes to snacks, but with Natural Sins tasty snacks, I think the problem is solved!


Read my full review HERE!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Trips To The Edge ~ Tales of the Unexpected ~ Must Read Book!! #BookReview

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If you've never read a book written by Diane Wing, then you are certainly missing out on something not only captivating but stories that connect the modern world with the suspenseful sand spine-tingling supernatural situations. This is not the first of Diane's books that I've read, so when she offered a copy to me for review, I was completely intrigued.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Can your #Tattoo be covered up easily? Yes it can!

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You LOVE your tattoo, but there may be situations when you would like to hide it, right? Maybe a new job interview or a wedding? I have a great solution...Younique!


With the use of a few awesome Younique products, you can cover up any tattoo and then simply wash off the products when you are ready to show off your ink!

Products needed:

Use Younique anytime you need a reliable, easy cover-up on any part of your body!

Visit my website HERE for these and more awesome products from Younique!


That Awkward Moment... ~ #VeryBadDay

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That awkward moment when _________________________
(Insert your awkward moment and comment below!)



Yup! We've all had those awkward moments and some definitely happen more than others, take Alexander for example. So, re-live your favorite awkward moments by having the ultimate family movie night with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day now available on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere and Blu-ray Combo Pack!

The Ultimate in Device Protection ~ #Amzer #Crusta Device Cases!

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I recently got an upgrade for my cell phone and since I had a new phone, I needed a really good phone case. Protection is certainly the most important factor when choosing a cell phone case. I can't tell you how many times my phone has been dropped, either by me or one of my kids and I can't afford to pay for costly repairs or a new phone due to an accident.


I had the opportunity to review an awesome cell phone case from Amzer Crusta recently and it came just in time for my new phone. The Amzer Crusta smartphone case is the world's first Tempered Glass Embedded Case. This one of a kind multi-layered smartphone case has four functional layers, all constructed of premium material. Each layer has a unique protective function and each function works collectively to provide the ultimate protection for your smartphone.

Attentions LEGO fans! LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes ~ #JusticeLeague vs. #BizarroLeague is HERE! #Giveaway

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Batman has officially joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman's clumsy ~ but well meaning clone ~ Bizarro! Bizarro's creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world's greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Poorly Written? Not really! #FiftyShades

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Grammarly: Fifty Shades of Grammar

This Infographic has been provided by grammarly.com/grammar-check



Enter for a chance to win IMAX® tickets to see Fifty Shades of Grey

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This Valentine's Day, whether it's a girls' night out or you have a Christian Grey of your very own, celebrate by seeing Fifty Shades of Grey in IMAX!


This is the much anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon and we are giving some Shades of Grey Swag to one AWESOME reader, including 2 tickets to see this movie in IMAX!


Entry is simple...comment below telling us if you are excited about seeing this in theaters and who you will take with you if you win! Winner will be chosen at random!

Must be 18 + or older; US residents only
Ends 2/18/15

Good Luck!

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Make the day unique with these fun and creative Valentine’s Day cards!

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Are you still looking for the right Valentine's Day cards? 
Why not Big Hero 6 or 101 Dalmatians!

Download Valentine's Day Cards

101 Dalmatians is now available on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere...Big Hero 6 is now available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, and on Blu-ray February 24th!

Get a better nights sleep with @Novosbed Pillows ~ #memoryfoam #pillow

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I can't tell you how many times I've had trouble falling asleep, how many nights that insomnia has gotten the best of me and how many times I've woken up in the morning with a stiff neck. Until recently I really never considered that the cause of all my discomfort and lack of sleep might be attributed to the pillow I was using. What a wake up call! 


I had the opportunity to review the Opus Pillow from Novosbed and right away was impressed. I'm in LOVE with memory foam and this pillow was a memory foam pillow. Score! If I can possibly get something made of memory foam to use, I don't even need to wonder at the comfort level, even my kid's shoes have memory foam inside!

Do You Have #Diabetes? Get It Under Control Naturally

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Diabetes is a problem that affects many people around the world, and while it may not seem like a serious problem to outsiders since so many people live with it, people who have it known it can be downright terrible. However, that doesn't mean that you have to be stuck with diabetes your whole life or at risk of the health problems that can come with diabetes.

In fact, many people with Type II Diabetes can actually reverse it, especially early on, by simply doing the right things diligently. Use this guide to help you do those right things if you have Type II Diabetes. You may not be able to reverse your condition in all cases, but that doesn't mean you can't live a healthier life.

Go from CUTE to OMG ~ Pink Fizz Beauty Essentials for Girls! #Cosmetics #PinkFizz

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Are you looking for last minute Valentine's Day gifts for your teen or tween girl? We've got you covered! Pink Fizz Beauty Essentials has the coolest, head-turning cosmetics for girls who love being strong, sassy, intelligent and independent girls! 


I received an awesome selection of cosmetics from Pink Fizz for review and after checking everything out, I wish I would have had these goodies when I was a young girl! Painting nails and putting on lip gloss and other make-up is a typically girly thing to do and makes you feel ultra feminine while giving girls confidence and self-esteem. I remember when my daughters were younger and they would get so excited when I allowed them to paint their nails...Pink Fizz Beauty Essentials would have been perfect for them! The nail polish includes a selection of awesome colors and there are nail art kits to add some "bling" to your nails! Awesome!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Flip, Dose, and Done ~ Purex Powershot Detergent! #Giveaway #PurexInsiders #PurexPowerShot

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I'm a long time fan and loyal Purex Detergent user, not only because the price if completely affordable, but also because I love that Purex keeps my clothes clean and fresh.


I received the newest product from Purex for review, Purex Powershop Detergent. This new detergent is completely revolutionary product as the bottle design allows for no mess when pouring detergent. Awesome! This is the only bottle that measures the exact amount of detergent and is super easy to use. Purex Powershot takes all of the hassle and guess-work out of doing laundry.

Fall in Love with Clarence ~ Mystery Pinata for Valentine's Day!

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Along with the most lovey-dovey holiday of the year, comes the newest character on the Cartoon Network block ~ Clarence! 


Clarence: Mystery Pinata is now available on DVD and we have these super cute Valentine's Day cut-out cards for your kids to share with their friends and classmates.

Cartoon Network's Clarence: Mystery Pinata is now out on #DVD! @cartoonnetwork

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Are you ready for Clarence? Cartoon Network's Clarence: Mystery Pinata is now out on DVD!

This is one of those shows that is ideal for my 9 year old son...he's not really into the show that my younger son loves, but prefers a different type of story line these days. Clarence is one of the new shows on Cartoon Network that delivers positive messages with a definite does of fun and humor.

DISCOVER THE MAGIC AND POWER OF WORDS ~ #NICKELODEON’S #WALLYKAZAM!

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Discover the Magic and Power of words in the highly anticipated DVD debut of Nickelodeon's Preschool literacy series ~ WALLYKAZAM!


Do you have a little one at home that loves adventure and fun? I do and he loves to watch Wallykazam! Now Nickelodeon's hit show, Wallykazam! makes it's DVD debut on April 28, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day ~ #VeryBadDay

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Have you ever had a really bad day? I mean a REALLY bad day? 

 

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to laugh and am always in the mood for a great comedy. This movie is definitely a keeper...not only is it hilarious, but it features a few of my favorite actors like Jennifer Garner and Steve Carrel (he's awesome!) 

About the movie:
Disney's heartwarming comedy will have your entire family laughing out loud. Based on the best-selling book, it follows the exploits of Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life and wonders if bad things only happen to him. But he discovers he's not alone when his dad, mom and family live through their own terrible ~ and hilarious ~ day! It will tickle everyone's funny bone, and warm their hearts as they discover how even on rotten days, families can grow closer.

Stop and Smell the Roses....and #Candles from LoveSpoon Candles! #ValentinesDay #LoveSpoon

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There is rarely a time when I don't have scented candles in my home. I guess you could say I'm a "candle-junkie!" Somehow a candle makes a home feel cozy and warm...a place where you feel comfortable and at ease, well at least that's how they make me feel. 


I received a candle from LoveSpoon Candles for review a couple of weeks ago and what makes LoveSpoon stand out from the crowd is that their candles are 100% soy and have wood or eco-wicks made of cotton. Soy candles are extremely popular these days due to the fact that they are known to be clean burning without the release of chemicals like the traditional paraffin wax candles. So basically with LoveSpoon you get great smelling and eco-friendly candles! Awesome!

It's Mascara Challenge Time!! #MascaraChallenge #Guarantee

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It's Mascara Challenge Time!


No matter which brand you use, I'm asking you to take my 3D Mascara Challenge. Use Younique 3D Mascara for 1 week, and if you don't like it, return it. No questions asked!

Monday, February 9, 2015

@Snuggle_Bear invites people to #ShareASnug and Break the Record!

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Nothing captures the spirit of Valentine's Day like a HUG! 


A simple, yet deep display of affection of a hug carries none of the pressure of wining-and-dining or last minute gifts. Instead, this year, Snuggle is helping America get back to the most genuine and heartfelt of acts ~ The SNUG ~ like a hug but with more LOVE! 

Orkin is back with #BedBugFeud ~ Game & #Giveaway! #OrkinMan

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Don't let the Bed Bugs Bite!!!

Are there any Fifty Shades of Grey Fans out there???

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As we get ready for the much anticipated premier of the Fifty Shades of Grey, don't forget to mix up a few new cocktails to celebrate! Ana and Christian are coming to the big screen and Sauza Tequila has some drinks to toast to the first installment of the popular trilogy ~ no cable ties, masking tape or rope required!


Watch the complex relationship between college grad Anastasia Steele and young business mogul Christian Grey unfold, with a cocktail in hand. No matter what your hard or soft limits are, these cocktail recipes are delicious enough for everyone to agree upon! Enjoy!