Thursday, December 31, 2015

Welcome to the $250 Winners Pick It Gift Card #Giveaway

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$250 Gift Card Winners Choice Giveaway! 

Here she goes again...Jenn is giving one awesome reader a $250 giftcard! Awesome! If you don't enter, you can't win!

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Jenn's Blah Blah Blog and some of her favorite bloggers are celebrating, our readers with a Monthly Gift Card Giveaway! One SUPER Lucky Person will win a gift card of their choice valued up to $250! Yepie, perfect around the holidays!

Disney’s “Frozen” Holiday Gift Bundle #Giveaway

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Sponsored by Disney Giveaway by www.jennsblahblahblog.com Welcome to Disney’s “Frozen” Holiday Gift Bundle Giveaway Jenn’s Blah Blog has teamed up with Disney to bring one person a chance to win a Disney “Frozen” Holiday Gift Bundle. 

  
Little girls everywhere just adore the Frozen characters and love to dress up like any Disney princess, so this giveaway is sure to be a hit with your little one! Disney’s beloved “Frozen” continues to enchant families everywhere – with its magical snow-filled adventures, it’s destined to be a holiday classic for generations to come. This holiday season, Disney is passing on some of that magic to you with a giveaway of an Elsa Costume for Kids, size 5/6; an Elsa Costume Accessory Set, an Elsa Light-Up Want, an Elsa Tiara for Kids, and an Elsa Wig for Kids. This is quite a bundle for your young lady to experience the world of Frozen. To stay up to date with all the fun be sure to follow Jenn's Blah Blah Blog on Facebook. You will also want to follow our sponsor, Disney, on Facebook

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Feeling Bah Humbug? Ring in a New Year of Fun with #Sauza!‏ #NewYearsEve

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Let the countdown begin! With 2016 almost upon us, it's that time of the year when everyone resolves to make the New Year better than the last. And what can be better than having a great time with friends and family? This year, resolve to make time for fun, friends and Sauza Tequila! Whether you create a weekly "Margarita Monday" or grab happy hour cocktails on a Thirsty Thursday, it's so important to spend time with the people you care about the most. 


Speaking of New Year's resolutions, let's take a look at some resolution statistics. The top ten resolutions for 2015 were to lose weight, get organized, spend less, enjoy life, stay fit and healthy, learn something new, quit smoking, help others, fall in love and spend more time with family. Forty-five percent of Americans usually make New Year's resolutions, with only eight percent actually achieving their goal for the year.

Shaun The Sheep Movie ~ from Lionsgate Home Entertainment

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Meet Shaun! He's an adorable little sheep with really big dreams and lately, life on Mossy Bottom Farm has become a bit dull for him. Shaun takes the day off for some fun in the Big City and he gets  a lot more action than he bargained for. Now Shaun and his flock must use their wits to hatch a baaaa-rilliant plan to get back home in an adventure the entire family will absolutely love!



Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Essential Oils #Giveaway from Eiji Essentials!

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I absolutely LOVE using essential oils and love that this giveaway from Eiji Essentials will give one person a Complete Home Kit, filled with all of the essential oils you need to take care of your
 home and family...naturally!


This kit includes Calming, Immunity, Oregano, Lemongrass, Lavender, Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, Orange, Peppermint and Eucalyptus. 


Good Luck!

Dawn of the Croods Now Available on @Netflix‏ ~ #TheCroods #Giveaway

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If you haven't already watched Dawn of the Croods on Netflix, then you're missing out on
 something awesome! 

Photo: DreamWorks Animation
(DreamWorks Dawn of the Croods 2015 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.)
DreamWorks Animation Dawn of the Croods premiered on Netflix this past week and is funnier than ever. Eep, Grug, Thunk, Ugga, Sandy and Gran have taken the prehistoric Croodacious era by storm as they deal with modern day problems for the first time in history like school, slumber parties, elections and so much more! 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Bluebee Pals ~ Revolutionary Interactive Bluetooth Enabled Learning Companion!

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Kids are using technology just as much as adults are these days, so it only makes sense that they have access to technology that is fun and educational as well.


Bluebee Pals are a fun, and educational tool for kids that allows them to be entertained and learn while having an adorable plush animal ~ the best of both worlds! Bluebee Pals sing, read, answer phone calls and even function as a wireless speaker phone. There isn't much that the Bluebee Pals can't do as they are easily connected to all APPS by pairing to any Apple or Android Device whether it be a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Framed Art for any Room, Style or Reason! @JustFramedArt

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There's nothing quite like a nicely decorated home, but what makes it even better is when you can decorate using your own distinct style. 


My oldest daughter definitely has her own style when it comes to decorating her apartment and I love it when I can find something that fits in with her decor perfectly. This year, I had the opportunity to once again review framed art from Fulcrum Gallery and chose a piece that she absolutely loves. FramedArt.com has such a wide variety of home decor to choose from with no two pieces being alike. Framed Art has over 175,000 prints available, so there is surely something for everyone and they are constantly bringing in new, talented artists, styles and artwork daily. Our selection was the May God Bless This Home print, by Stephanie Marrott. It turned out really great and she is super excited to hang it in her apartment!

Shelter From The Storm - How To Prepare For The Worst

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Regardless of where you live, a chance that floods, hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes will strike your area is always big. It only takes a day or two for one natural disaster to lead to the next and, before you come to your senses, the life as you know it exists no more. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do about it except being prepared beforehand. This means locating a suitable shelter, finding a way to deal with a power outage, purchasing emergency supplies and making a first aid kit. Here is how you can do these things and make sure you are ready for whatever comes your way.


Protect and Hide
Whichever natural disaster hits you, the most important thing is not to be out in the open. Do not roam the streets, do not wonder around the back yard and do not go far from your home. Being in a safe environment will help you a lot because you will feel less threatened when surrounded by your friends or family. But, not just any kind of environment will do. While people who do not plan ahead have no other choices than to hide in their basements or seek help at a neighbor’s house, others take these things more seriously and prepare a proper shelter. You can build a simple underground storm shelter on your own, seal it with a steel door and equip its interior with all the necessities you might need. This does take some time to make and can seem costly at first, but is also immeasurably important in case of a storm. 

W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery ~ Awesome Gift Ideas Any Time Of The Year! #GiftIdeas @WRCase

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When I think of buying a pocket knife for someone, there is one brand that comes to mind first and that's Case. Sure, you can buy a pocket knife almost anywhere but when you buy a Case Knife, you know that you're getting a quality made product that will not only last but also one that can be passed down from generation to generation. In fact, that is precisely how a lot of people come to have their first knife. 


Case is based in Bradford, Pennsylvania (my neck of the woods!), and offers a wide range of products from the traditional folding pocket knife to a fixed blade sporting knife and even limited production commemorative and collectibles. I also recently found out that there is a Case Museum located in Pennsylvania, so I've added it to my "bucket list." Next time I visit my home state, I fully plan to visit the Case Museum and check out the rich history of these products. I think it's pretty interesting that Case actually began in 1889 when the four Case Brothers began fashioning knives and selling them along a wagon trail in upstate New York. Just look at how far Case has come from then until now! Wow! 


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

#HolidaySpecs make the perfect gift any time of the year!

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Taking my kids to see the holiday lights is always one of the highlights of our Christmas vacation time and for the last couple of years we've been able to view the bright, shining lights with an advantage ~ the Holiday Specs Christmas 3D Glasses!


Sunday, December 20, 2015

BuppaLaPaloo ~ An interactive teddy bear that encourages children to love themselves! #BuppaBear

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I completely love technology and use it for my work and in my personal life, and certainly encourage my children to use it and learn things as well, but as a Mom, there are still times when I like them to put down the devices and be a kid ~ kind of like an old-fashioned kid who plays outside and with toys that aren't' electronic or interactive. In my opinion, a good mixture of both is beneficial and fun for everyone!


I've recently discovered one particular interactive toy that uses technology to help build self-esteem in our kids and teaches them strong, powerful, fun statements to reinforce just how special they really are. I'm also a lovey-dovey Mom, so hugs, kisses, and encouraging words are part of our daily lives and even so, one of my sons still has self-esteem issues. He still doubts himself and looks for reinforcement from me at times, which I gladly give to him, but this interactive teddy bear is simply one more outlet for him to hear positive words...words of love and encouragement. 

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX ~ New Technology for your Little One! #smartwatchdx

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Things are so much different than they were when I was a kid ~ technology is everywhere and our little ones are just as tech-savvy as most adults. As much as my two young sons still love to play outside, they are just as interested in their electronic devices.


This year I received the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX for review and let me tell you, it's truly amazing! Not only does the new Kidizoom Smartwatch DX offer a higher performance than the original smartwatch, with better features including the internal memory, improved image quality and the sleek, stylish smartwatch is the ideal accessory for any fashion forward kid!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Cognac for the Holidays - Hennessy X.O "The Original"‏ #GiftIdea

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This year, Hennessy, the World's #1 Cognac, happens to be celebrating its 250th anniversary. Though you may know tat Hennessy is the world's most preferred Cognac, you may not know that they were the first to creaet an "Extra Old" Cognac, inventing the super premium X.O. category. 


To give a bit more background on its history, Hennessy X.O. "The Original" was developed in 1870 as a rich and complex new style of Cognac. Hennessy X.O.'s flavors of candied fruit and subtle and lightly spicy nose create a complete harmony , a mark of its power and roundess and a flavor that's perfect for the holidays. Its deep and powerful tasted is best enjoyed neat, on ice or with a splash of still or sparkling water. It's considered "The Original," the benchmark from which all "Extra Old" Cognacs are measured against. 

The iconic shape of the Hennessy X.O. bottle has remained unchanged since 1947. Encrusted with vine bundches that burst from the glass, its generous edges are slightly extended to emphasize the strength of this exemplary Cognac, which makes for a unique presentation (no wrapping required.) You can also engrave the X.O. bottle to add that "original" and "extra" special touch. 

Hennessy X.O. retails for $200 (750ML) and is sold at fine retailers nationwide. 

Family DVDs for Holiday Gift Giving! #GiftIdeas

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If your family is anything like mine, then movies are the ideal way to get the entire family to sit down together for an evening of togetherness. This year, Shout! Factory has released some awesome family oriented DVDs that would make great holiday gifts. 


Before Lady Gaga and Rihanna, America had a truly outrageous animated pop star in Jem from the memorable 80's pop culture series JEM and The Holograms. Best known for her iconic pink hari, star shaped werrings, musical numbers and 80s fashion. Jem knew how to rock her glamour, glitter, fashion and fame. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM WOWWEE! #GiftIdeas

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Are you ready for a few gift ideas that totally rock? This holiday season WowWee is ready to thrill kids and parents with new, exciting and innovative electronic toys.

As a leader in robotic and electronic entertainment toys, WowWee is a house favorite in my family. This year I had the awesome opportunity to receive a few of their new HOT tech toys so that I could share with my readers. Trust me, they are all amazing and perfect for stocking stuffers or holiday gift giving.


R.E.V. are Robotic Enhanced Vehicles that are app-enabled and built for speed and battle! REVs think and fight for themselves and are equipped with BeaconSense Technology, a proprietary indoor GPS system that enables them  to sense their surroundings and navigate accordingly. REVs are hardwired to outwit, outplay and outlast YOU, their human opponents. Each REV Starter Kit comes with two speically-equipped vehicles ~ simply download the FREE app onto an iOs or Android smart device and jump into the driver seat, while setting the second REV to Autonomous Mode. Square off against your REV opponent in multiple game modes like Chase and Evade and REV Campaign, but be warned...ARtificial Intelligence can be addictive!

Zippo Candle Lighters make awesome Stocking Stuffers! #GiftIdeas

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I'm a person that absolutely loves candles. I burn scented candles throughout the year not only for the refreshing aroma but they just make my home feel cozy and inviting. The only issue I have is lighting them once they have burned for a few hours, but now have a great solution ~ The Zippo Candle Lighter

The all-metal Zippo Candle Lighter is super easy to use and features a soft-touch ignition and adjustable flame dial. Not only is is highly functional but the candle lighter looks awesome too and is available in Candy Apple Red, Harvest Bronze, Brushed Chrome and Champagne. Now you can put down the matches and light holiday candles, birthday candles and more without burning your fingers. The Zippo Candle Lighter is refillable and comes with a 3-year warranty. Awesome!

Comfort, a Perfect Fit & Giving Back is at the Heart of @Xpandasox!

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I've always considered tthe holidays a great time to give and receive cozy, comfortable socks. It may be something that was a family tradition when I was growing up but is one that I've kept up with my children. 


As I said above, not only do socks need to be cozy, (and pretty!) but very comfortable. Unfortunately, not all sock meet the criteria. If you happen to have wide calves, then you know the struggle with finding a comfy sock. Struggle no more! Xpandasox has the perfect solution! 

Sharing Family Traditions During the Holiday Season! #HolidayTraditions

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The holiday season is here and not only is a time for giving and receiving, but also for spending quality time with our family and friends. I think it's the perfect time of the year to bond, reconnect and create special traditions and memories with those we love the most.


My children and I have a few holiday traditions with the first one being decorating our Christmas tree on the day after Thanksgiving. We also love to scout out the best holiday lights and bake Christmas cookies. This year we did something new and fun ~ we made a Gingerbread House! This was something we had never attempted but found that we really enjoyed it and it looks great! 

Cool Gift Ideas for fans of Cartoon Network! #GiftGuide #GiftIdeas @CartoonNetwork

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This is the season for giving and for those who are Cartoon Network fans, we have a few awesome gift ideas. Cool gifts from the network's top shows including Adventure Time, Steven Universe and Regular Show are available and include something for everyone on your list, from the action figure collector to the avid reader to the adventure gamer. 


Adventure Time
The Peabody Award-winning animated series Adventure Time follows the every day adventures of unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, as they travel across the Land of Ooo and encounter its unique inhabitants. It's become a massive hit among fans of all ages and some highlights from this year's product line for holiday gift-giving are included below:


So, you think your money is SAFE at Chase Bank? Think again! #Fraud #IdentityTheft

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I don't normally use this blog to bash any company or person, but now feel compelled to publish an unjust situation. I hate to see anyone treated badly and especially when it's someone close to me. 

Although I am not a customer of Chase Bank, my brother is (WAS) for the last eight years and was very happy with the services until now. As of right now, Chase has officially "ended the relationship" between my brother and the bank. Are you wondering why? Keep reading...

A few weeks ago he attempted to withdraw money from an ATM machine, knowing that he had almost $4,000.00 in his account, but the transaction was denied. He immediately called the Chase customer service number and found out that his account had obviously been compromised and he was left overdrawn. Not only was this a huge surprise, but as you can imagine, panic and anger sets in when you know that you deposited money, haven't used it, yet your account is empty. 

After several phone calls, being disconnected, repeating his dilemma to countless Chase Bank employees, he finally got someone in the claims department who told him it would be a relatively simple process to have his claim processed and have his money credited back into his account. All he needed to do was sign an affidavit for Chase stating that he did not authorize the transactions. Speaking of transactions, here is a list of the fraudulent transactions that Chase Bank allowed:

1. 8 separate checks from a Los Angeles trucking company were deposited in his account. All were fraudulent. 

2. Someone "called" Chase Bank and used my brother's personal information to transfer all of his money into another account. Yes, over the telephone! 

3. The other account just happened to be an old account that belonged to him but had been closed. Debit card destroyed. Not used at all!

Now, after a few weeks of countless telephone calls, a so-called "investigation" by Chase Bank, visits to his local bank and unprofessional treatment by almost every Chase Bank employee that he's interacted with, his claim has been DENIED. Reason being is that they say he must have compromised his ATM card and PIN number ~ to someone in Chicago! 

He knows no one in Chicago, has never been to Chicago, has absolutely no connection the LA-based trucking company at all and has no access to the old account since it was closed quite some time ago. Have you ever had access to a closed account???

The sad thing about this situation, other than my brother losing his money, is that he isn't alone. After a little online research, I found that the exact situations have happened to Chase customers for the last few years and from all areas of the country. One big common denominator is that the fraud occurred in Chicago! Isn't it also strange that Chase Bank is based out of Chicago and that in 2014, they admitted to a breach in their system and the personal information for thousands of their customers was stolen? Yet, they claim no responsibility for any of the loss. They actually have indicated that he was at fault, he authorized someone to use his information and account so that he could defraud their bank and after advising him to open a new account, have now notified him that they are closing the account and ending their relationship with him after over 8 years of loyalty. 

If you are still not convinced, do your one online research and see for yourself. Chase Bank may be one of the largest banks, but also one of the most dishonest banks around. If you've had a bad experience with Chase Bank, I'd love to hear about it...comment below with your story. 


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Dawn of the Croods Coming to @Netflix on December 24th!

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In anticipation of DreamWorks Animation Dawn of the Croods premiering on Netflix next week, on December 24th, worldwide, we wanted to share these fun clips and images of history's favorite first family!


The world's first family is back and funnier than ever in this all-new original family sitcom. Eep, Grug, Thunk, Ugga, Sandy and Gran are taking the prehistoric Croodacious era by storm as they deal with modern-day problems for the first time ever in history like school, slumber parties, elections and more! Cast include Laraine Newman as Gran and One-Eyed Amber, Chris Parnell as Snoot and Ana Gasteyer as Meep.

The Boots are Back on @Netflix! #PussInBoots2

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The world's greatest swordfighter swings into action in an all-new original series, The Adventures of Puss in Boots Season 2, from DreamWorks Animation that is available only on Netflix!


Always ready for a good time and warm glass of milk, everyone's favorite kitty with swagger doesn't disappoint as Puss charms beautiful Dulcinea, a gleefully naive kitty with a heart of gold, and heroically defends his new friends after accidentally breaking a magical spell protecting them from thieving villains. The whole family will want to watch as Puss sets off to slay a dragon who instead becomes his pet, battles a mole king attacking his best friend Jack and races against the clock to restore the spell protecting the town of San Lorenzo. The boots are back!

The Downy Ball is a Great Stocking Stuffer Idea!

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Winter break is what every college student looks forward to during their Fall semester. Once it finally arrives, students have a month long vacation before starting school once again. It's also the time when home cooked meals and laundry are no longer their worry! Most of the time, Mom has you covered! With that in mind, Downy has the perfect stocking stuffer to help remind college kids that those luxuries won't last forever and to also make laundry day a bit easier. 


I'm not a college student, but as a Mom, I love the Downy Ball. It saves me time and worry when doing laundry. I can simply add the fabric softener toss it in the washer and push start. The Downy Ball takes care of the rest! Awesome! 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Very Merry Holiday Cocktails and Gifts‏ #HolidayEntertaining

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It's the most wonderful time of the year and whether you're preparing to entertain or searching for the perfect gift, Skinnygirl Cocktails has everything you need to get into the holiday spirit!


At your next holiday get-together, greet your guests with a seasonal signature drink. Party perfect cocktails like the Very Merry Mulled Wine, White Winter Cosmo, Holiday Cherry Cheer or Candy Cane Cocktail are a delicious way to get the celebration started and ensure that everyone has jolly time!

Enter to win a £ 150 House of Fraser Gift Card! #Giveaway

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Whether you're looking for a new outfit for yourself or a great gift for someone special, House of Fraser has you covered! This awesome shop is not only online but if you are located in the United Kingdom, you have the option to shop within the store for clothing, jewelry, toys or even home items. As a special holiday treat, we are sharing a giveaway for our readers to win an awesome gift card to help with your holiday shopping! 

Win £ 150 House Of Fraser Gift Card

Enjoy your Christmas with amazing clothes from House of Fraser!

This giveaway is being offered by Bargainfox.

Bring Home This Heroic Adventure on #Disney DVD February 23rd #TheLionGuard

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Continuing the epic storytelling of "The Lion King," join Simba and Nala's second-born club Kion, and his Lion Guard team as they embark on adventures together throughout the Pride Lands! Follow him as he assembles a group of unlikely heroes: Bunga the honey badger, Fuli the cheetah, Beshte the hippo and Ono the egret. Join them on a thrilling adventure as they use their unique abilities to defend the Pride Lands from predators and maintain balance within the Circle of Life. Bursting with humor, music, beloved characters and heart, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar is a must-own for the entire family. Bring home this heroic adventure on Disney DVD February 23rd! 

Feel like a Rock Star with Guitar Hero Live! #GuitarHeroLive #Activision

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Wanna feel like a Rock Star? Even if it's just for a little while, everyone can feel just like they are the stars in a rock and roll band with Guitar Hero Live. This concept combines the fun of a video game with the love for music in one awesome package, and just in time for holiday gift giving!


Guitar Here Live introduces a revolutionary new take on the music rhythm genre, delivering a console-quality experience on Apple TV with its two game modes: GH Live and GHTV. GH Live is a first person perspective, live-action experience, deliving the full emotional roller coaster of being on stage and performing in a real band in front of real crowds that dynamically react to how well you play. Wow! Players can take the stage and play in a small club or a huge outdoor stage ~ the choice is yours!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Two Winners ~ $250 in Electronics ~ #BadazoomWishToWin #Giveaway

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Badazoom $500 giveaway 

Could you use a few EXTRA GIFTS this holiday season? Of course you could! This giveaway is totally AWESOME and just begging for TWO AWESOME people to WIN! 

 Enter the Badazoom Wish to Win GIVEAWAY 
from Friday, Dec. 11th – Friday, Dec.18th (Close Time: 11:59 p.m. EST).

 Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog has teamed up with Badazoom.com to gift two lucky winners with up to $250 worth of electronics from their wishlist. Entering is easy just use the below giveaway widget. You'll only have one mandatory entry, the rest are EXTRA entries and you can even get some daily if you come back and tweet. Mandatory entry1) Register for free on badazoom.com and build a wishlist. Be sure to add multiple items. 2) Just make your list public and then click share it – don’t forget to add For the mandatory entry, you'll need to visit Badazoom.com and build a wish list. Be sure to add several things, make it public and be sure to add the hashtag #BadazoomWishToWin! To build your wish list click on the 1st entry on the giveaway widget! Good luck, and have fun!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

HooplaHa Celebrates the Holiday Season With Four Festive Original Videos

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Tis' the season to be jolly, right? What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a few jolly, festive videos! HooplaHa-Life with a Smile, a brand dedicated to inspiration and happiness, is embracing the Christmas season with four very, merry original videos featuring fun-filled holiday events and special moments.

December is here and that means it's time to decorate for the holidays. Check out this hysterical video of Christmas tree blunders and watch out for the ornaments!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Get in the Holiday "Spirit" with Festive Hornitos #Cocktail #Recipes‏ #PartyGames

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The holiday season has finally arrived and with this festive time of the year comes the opportunity to get together with friends and family. Family gatherings are usually filled with traditional fun, food and gifts, along with time spent bonding with those we care about the most, but what about those holiday parties that are designated as "adult-only" and those just for a group of friends? We have a few awesome ideas below to not only get your party started but also to keep it going.


No matter how many people are in attendance or what the age group consists of, these holiday party games are guaranteed to bring lots of holiday cheer to your guests. From ice breakers, guessing games to a bit of trivia, these games require almost no preparation and will set the tone for a party your guests won't soon forget! 

Need an ice breaker for guests that may not know each other well? Try this printable Christmas Who's Who' Game. This game can also be used for those gatherings with all age groups, maybe with a few question changes or using the same questions. How well do you know your favorite holiday movies? Everyone considers themselves an expert in this area, right? Use this fun printable to find out how much you really pay attention! 

This next game is definitely for adults only and is a super fun Christmas movie drinking game. All of our favorite movies such as Elf, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, Home Alone and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. This game is perfect for the delicious cocktail recipes below from Hornitos Tequila! So mix up a few of your favorite tequila cocktails and let the party begin! Enjoy!


Express Train
  • 1 part Hornitos Spiced Honey Tequila
  • 1 1/2 parts Hot Espresso
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into glass and garnish with a pinch of cinnamon.


Hornitos Tequila Toddy
  • 2 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila
  • 4 parts Hot Water
  • 1/4 part Honey
  • 1/4 part Agave
  • 1 piece Cinnamon
  • 2 Cloves
Preparation: Add all ingredients to a coffee cup or heatproof glass. Stir and let steep for one minute.


Winter Mint
  • 1 1/4 parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
  • 1/2 part Lime Juice
  • 3/4 part Simple Syrup
  • Mint Leaves
Preparation: Muddle mint leaves in a glass and combine remainder of ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint leaves.


Mexican Mule Log
  • 1 part Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
  • 1/3 part Simple Syrup
  • 1/3 part Lemon Juice
  • Rosemary
  • Top with Ginger Beer
Preparation: Lightly muddle one rosemary sprig in a glass and combine remainder of ingredients except ginger beer in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the glass over fresh ice. Top with Ginger Beer  and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

K'NEX DUAL CROSS BUILDING SET #HolidayGiftGuide #GiftIdeas

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I have two little builders in my house, both with impressive imaginations and both that work wonders with their little hands. I've found that K'NEX building kits are just the ticket when it comes to finding a great gift for birthdays, or holidays as they can literally spend hours creating, building and having loads of fun with each kit.


K'NEX DOUBLE DOOM ROLLER COASTER BUILDING SET #HolidayGiftGuide #GiftIdeas

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Roller Coasters are the ultimate ride for all thrill seekers when visiting an amusement park. My kids are just like me, in that I love the thrill, the adrenaline, and that temporary frightening feeling right before going down a huge hill! Awesome!


K'NEX has put together a building kit for those little thrill seekers or engineers so that they can build their own roller coaster. This amazing kit includes 891 K'NEX pieces including classic rods, classic connectors, and track that are capable of building a coaster that is over 3 feet high! All of this along with motorized action, these two roller coasters  will go on a twisting and turning ride. What fun!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Ring In The Holidays With Timeless Christmas Classics on #DVD & Blu-ray!

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Do you remember when you were a kid and reindeer flew, snowmen spoke and Santa came to town every year? If you recall all of these wonderful things, then chances are that you also remember all of the Christmas Classics on television.

Happy Holidays from Skylanders SuperChargers!

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Skylanders SuperChargers are bringing a bit of holiday cheer to all us this year in these cool new videos below. SuperCharge your holiday with these high-octane Christmas Carols straight from our awesome friends in Skylands and tell us which one is your favorite!



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

12 Days of Sauza Holiday Margaritas!

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Holiday cheer is definitely in the air, festivities have begun and friends and family are starting to gather to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! 

In celebration of this joyous season, Sauza Tequila has created the "12 Days of Sauza Margaritas," a festive collection of a dozen delicious cocktail recipes, all inspired by favorite seasonal flavors and all ideal for serving pitcher-style at any holiday gathering.

The great thing about serving pitcher-style cocktails is that it helps to minimize the usual holiday entertaining stress, allowing the host or hostess to spend much less time in the kitchen and so much more time at the party. Prepped in advance, the "12 Days of Sauza Margaritas" are the key to being the ideal holiday host or hostess!

Grow your own Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Plant! #HolidayGiftGuide #Marvel

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Guardians of the Galaxy was an awesome movie and now it's possible to have Groot in your home!


The Guardians of the Galaxy Grow and Glow Groot is a light Groot plant that allows you to grow two different plants ~ with real sprout and vine seeds. As Groot grows and grows, he looks cooler and cooler and to top it off, Groot glows in the dark! Awesome!

This glowing plant is a great way to introduce kids into learning about plants and includes Groot in a pot, a bag of sprout seeds, a bag of vine seeds, a bag of growing medium and an educational poster with clear instructions. My ten-year-old loves science and thinks this kit is awesome. 

Enjoy Healthy Desserts with Coco Joy Coconut Oil, Milk and Water ~ #CocoJoy #Recipes

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The holidays are here and it's a time full of joy and good food to share with our friends and family. However, there are those situations that can be challenging when hosting a holiday gathering if your guests have dietary restrictions. To ensure that everyone has a great time, enjoys the festivities and has plenty to eat, Coco Joy, the first all-natural portfolio of coconut products, has whipped up some really delicious recipes with alternative ingredients that are just as tasty as those with traditional ingredients.

My family has recently decided that we need to eat healthier and avoid some of the ingredients that we've used in the past for our recipes, but the big concern was taste. Fortunately, after trying several new dessert ideas using Coconut Water, Coconut Milk and Coconut Oil, we've found that we love using these products. The taste is awesome and my kids are very satisfied with our new twist on traditional dessert recipes. Check out the recipes below and give them a shot at your next holiday gathering!

Monday, December 7, 2015

The All-Weather Ladies Tallulah Boot from @Lugz #Giveaway

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I have lots of different shoes ranging from dress shoes, flats, athletic shoes and boots, but one type of footwear that I was missing was a durable and weather-proof pair of boots to wear outdoors. There are many times when I need a more sturdy type of boot that can withstand not only the rain but cold weather and is easy to clean due to the rural area that I live in and the fact that I'm a single mom, so any outside chores most likely fall into my hands.


I received the perfect pair of boots from Lugz recently, the Tallulah! These boots look very big and bulky, but that's not the case at all. They are much more lightweight than one might think and super comfortable to wear. Like I stated above, I've never owned a boot of this particular style, but I absolutely love them! They are cozy, very functional and even fashionable with the right clothing. I have no problem wearing them with my jeans and quilted flannel jacket on a cold and rainy day. The plush fur lining is so soft and the outside features a water resistant upper and reinforced rubber heel and toe for excellent traction and durability. I love having my own "work" boot so that when I'm outside bringing in wood for the fireplace or some other chore, my feet are comfortable, dry and protected.

LED Magnified Mirror from ToiletTree Products #HolidayGiftGuide @ToiletTreeProd

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A great make-up mirror is more than just a luxury, it's a necessity if you want to get your make-up on in the right light and walk out the door looking great! 


The LED Magnified Mirror from Toilet Tree Products is amazing! This 7x magnified mirror is a great addition to any make-up table and allows you to get a super close-up view of your skin to get the best look possible. My daughter and I recently stayed at an upscale hotel and a mirror similar to this one was in the room. Both of us absolutely love it and ever since that stay, she has wanted one of her own. This LED Magnified Mirror is very comparable to the expensive hotel version, therefore a perfect mirror for me or a great gift for her!

@Gnoments: Bringing the Magic Back into Relationships

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There's a new product on the scene this holiday season and it's one that is not only adorable but also is ready to help people remember the little things in a relationship.


Gnoments is a unique relationship-building tool that helps couples share and create special moments together while allowing both to use our beloved technology in the process. These super cute Gnomes, with their plush red hats, white hair and magnetic hands, give couples a tool to connect and add a bit of fun to their relationships by encouraging a playful interaction and thoughtfulness. These Gnomes can be used in various ways to create surprise and excitement for your loved one. If simplicity is what you cherish, use the Gnome's back pouch to hide a handwritten note, gift, or memento.


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dora and Friends: The Complete First Season available on #DVD December 8‏th @Nickelodeon

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Hola! It's time to join Dora and her friends on all of their original adventures with the DVD release of Dora and Friends: The Complete First Season. In this brand-new bilingual release of the entire first season, fans see their beloved Latina heroine living in the city, attending school and at the center of a group of friends who work together to give back to the community. Armed with a magical charm bracelet, trusty Map App, and the strength that comes from working with smart, funny, and supportive friends, Dora is always ready to save the day, solve problems, speak and teach Spanish while going on real life adventures!

Crab Pot Lighted Christmas Trees for Inside or Outside Holiday Decor! @CrabPotTrees

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Tis the season to decorate! I love this time of the year because I really enjoy not only decorating the inside of my home for Christmas but the outside as well. 


This year, I have a new addition to all of my many lights and other lighted Christmas decor...I have the Crab Pot Lighted Christmas Tree! Crab Pot Christmas Trees are remarkable, perfectly shaped trees that are pre-lit, fold flat for storage, sparkle from EVERY angle and are super easy to set up. It literally took me five minutes to get my tree set up and ready to enjoy. What also makes these holiday trees so unique and the must-have item of the season for home decor? Crab Pot Christmas Trees are made from extremely durable PVC Coated Crab Pot Wire which is able to withstand all the Mother Nature may throw at it this winter.