Saturday, May 10, 2014

Eggland's Best "Your Best Recipe" Contest! For Kids Too! (Ends July31st) #yourbestrecipe #EBeggs

Calling all cooks! Eggland's Best (EB) has launched the second edition of the Eggland's Best "Your Best Recipe" Contest and will be awarding one lucky winner a $10,000 cash prize!

If you have an original recipe that your friends and family can't resist, Eggland's Best wants to hear about it! Whether you have a recipe for a savory frittata or a recipe for sweet and delicious pie, make sure to enter your recipe into one of the following categories:
  • Breakfast
  • Appetizer
  • Main Course
  • Dessert
You can enter up to two recipes in each category until July 31st.

The best recipe in each category will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize and the best recipe among the four category winners will receive the $10,000 Grand Prize! Official Contest Rules

Are your little chicks also creative in the kitchen? New this year is the Kid-friendly award, which recognizes recipes that get kids and adults cooking in the kitchen together. If your recipe meets the following criteria, make sure to check the "Kid-friendly" box on your entry form for the chance to win the $1,000 Kid-friendly cash prize:
  • Less than 10 total ingredients
  • No more than seven active steps in the preparation of your recipe (not including steps for oven pre-heating, or baking pan preparation)
  • A minimum of three steps in the preparation instructions that can be conducted safely by an unsupervised child between the ages of 4 and 12
  • Total recipe prep time should be less than 15 minutes (not including time for ingredients that need to be brought to room temperature, or any time required for pre-cooking or baking)

Following are key contest dates, but be sure to visit the Eggland's Best website to learn more!
  • Contest entry period begins Monday, May 5, 2014
  • Contest entry deadline is Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:59pm EST
  • Fan Favorite voting begins Monday, October 6, 2014
  • Fan Favorite voting ends Friday, October 31, 2014
  • Winner Announcements Wednesday, November 10, 2014

Disclosure: I didn't receive any compensation for sharing this giveaway with you from Eggland's Best. I simply wanted to share it with you, my followers!

Happy Mother's Day From Me and Hyland's! FREE App.! #Ad

Happy Mother’s Day!
It’s the month of Mother’s Day - a time when we always try to fully express our appreciation for our dear mothers. Being a mom is the mother of all jobs, requiring intuition, intelligence, selflessness, imagination, humor and countless other qualities. Hats off to all of you nurturing, loving women who are caring for your children every waking minute. May you feel the respect and support you deserve – especially from all of us at Hyland’s. Happy Mother’s Day!

Special Mother’s Day Gift from Mother’s Day
We have a special gift for you! In celebration of moms, we’ve partnered with Obaby, an app for telling beautiful baby stories with handcrafted artwork on photos. This special Mother’s Day Edition sponsored by Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets will be going free (normally $4.99) from 5/8/14 – 5/14/14. So, head on over to the App store on iTunes to download the Obaby app and start celebrating moms!

Parent to Parent
Now is the time for you make way for your children to do something wonderful for you! On Mother’s Day, allow them to take center stage to express how proud and thankful they are. Depending upon their ages and abilities, help them discover how they can give back to you. It’s ok to drop happy hints, by making a list of simple possible pleasures. They’ll make the choice based on that and it’s a guaranteed success! Suggest a foot massage, opening the curtains, taking a walk, making their beds, putting on a sock-puppet show. Whatever it is – it’s all about you – at least for a few minutes!

Healthy lifestyle
Speaking of Mother’s Day, we can’t help but talk about family meals. Going out for a meal is a typical way to celebrate. It can also be stressful. We’re grateful when we see the words ‘kids menu’ as an option. But when those portions are not available, it’s ok to ask for food with less salt, spice and sauce. Chefs should be told the portion is for a child and they can accommodate in the kitchen. Always ask for what you need at restaurants. You and your family are worth the extra few seconds of love and care!

Homeopathic Helper*
Have you appreciated how well homeopathic medicines have worked for your children? Have you tried any homeopathic medicines for yourself? Getting started with homeopathy can be pretty simple. Many companies, like Hyland's, make what are called "combination" homeopathic solutions for common illnesses. These combination medicines combine single ingredient medicines, such as allium cepa and zinc, which treat various symptoms of the illness. This combination of ingredients likely includes the best treatment for your symptoms and will help your body resolve it. So, check out the homeopathic medicines on store shelves and read through the ingredients to ensure the symptoms listed match the symptoms you experience and you're off to a great start. If you want to delve deeper, look for a naturopathic doctor or homeopath in your area and schedule a consultation. Our bodies are amazing things and it’s great to try a safe, effective and natural option for your health! The uses for our products are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Disney's "Millon Dollar Arm" Movie, Comes Out This Friday, 5/16! Two NEW Clips! #MillionDollarArm (Rated PG)

Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family. 

Check out the Trailer below:

Here's a Sneak Peak:

Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin
Director: Craig Gillespie
Producers: Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, Joe Roth
Executive Producers: Palak Patel, Kevin Halloran, Bill Simmons, Connor Schell
Written by: Tom McCarthy

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Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” Movie Trailer! Comes Out 10/10/2014 #VeryBadDay

Disney's "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" follows the exploits of
11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.

In theaters Oct. 10, 2014, Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”follows 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—and soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” was published in 1972, and was written by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Ray Cruz and inspired by Viorst’s sons Alexander, Anthony and Nicholas. With more than two million copies in print, it became an ALA Notable Children’s Book and won a George G. Stone Center Recognition of Merit, a Georgia Children’s Book Award, and distinction as a Reading Rainbow book. Viorst penned the sequels: “Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday” (1978) and “Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move” (1995). The 1972 book was first adapted to the small screen as a half-hour HBO animated musical in 1990 before Viorst collaborated with composers Charles Strouse (music) and Shelley Markham (musical score) for a 1998 stage musical at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Check out the Trailer Below: 

Genre: Family Comedy
Cast: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne

Director: Miguel Arteta
Producers: Shawn Levy, Lisa Henson, Dan Levine
Executive Producers: Philip Steuer, Jason Lust
Writer: Rob Lieber

Based on the novel by: Judith Viorst

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Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Saturday 5/10

$50 GC - U.S. - Hanging Off the Wire *RC

TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic Acid Serum - U.S. - Cassie's Ramblings *RC

The Other Typist - book (@11am CST) - U.S. - *GT 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Gecko Computer Monitor Program (10 winners) - U.S. - Cassie's Ramblings *RC

$25 GC for The Grandparent Gift Company - U.S. - Rock-A-Bye Parents *RC

$50 Publix GC - U.S. - The Rebel Chick *RC

Thomas & Friends stickers and a variety of tasty Buddy Fruits products - U.S. -Nanny to Mommy *RC

Rose Quartz Bracelet by Kalypso Creations - Worldwide - The Style Worthwhile *RC

Friday, May 9, 2014

Panera Bread - Bakers In Training (for kids 5 to 12 years old)! Only $20.00!

In this fun-filled culinary experience, we’ll outfit your child with their own baking hat and apron, then let them try their hand at the craft of bread making by stretching and scoring their very own French baguette to be baked and brought home. We'll spend some time talking about how hunger and food insecurity affects our community and what all of us can do to help. Then, after a behind-the-scenes tour of our bakery-cafe, your child will decorate their own sugar cookie with tips from our artisan baker. For questions, please contact

Class Registration
Click the link to register your child for one of our Bakers-in-Training classes. Classes are designed for children ages 5–12 and an accompanying adult to share in the experience. Registration is $20 per child, which includes a $5 donation to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign. After registering, we will contact you to finalize the details about your upcoming class. Please note classes will be offered Monday and Tuesday afternoons and select weekend dates. Please check neighboring bakery-cafes or check back for additional scheduled classes.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 5/9

Five Children's books (Flip Flap Farm, Minnie & Moo: Hooves of Fire, E-I-E-I-O How Old MacDonald Got His Farm, Cock-a-Doodle Oops! The Farmer’s Away! Baa! Neigh!) (@12noon) - U.S. - Smart Books for Smart Kids

Personalized Music CD & MP3s (2 winners) - U.S. - Dividing By Zero *GT

Celsius “On-The-Go” Stick Packets mix - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

When Calls the Heart: Lost & Found DVD - My Crafty Zoo *GT

Brown Blur - children's book (5 winners) - U.S. - Kids Blog *PS

Comfortable Socks & Underwear by Wearever - U.S. - What the Buzz is All About *Tom

Coupon for a Free box of Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets (3 winners) - U.S. - You Never Know What You're Gonna Get *RC

Bottle of Garcinia Cambogia 1600 MG Upgraded Strength 100% Pure and Premium from Life & Food Natural Vitamins and Supplements - U.S. - Cassie's Ramblings *RC

SLICES OF LIFE: A Food Writer Cooks Through Many a Conundrum - cookbook - U.S. - A Lucky Ladybug *GT

Having the Time of Your Life: Little Lessons to Live By - book - U.S. - Networking Witches *RC

A People’s History of the Peculiar: A Freak Show of Facts, Random Obsessions & Astounding Truths - book - Networking Witches *RC 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

$25 Outback Steakhouse GC (@10am CST) - US/CAN - Makobi Scribe *GT

Pampers Diapers (size 5 diapers), Pampers Wipes, $75 Target Gift Card for a Family Photo, Picture Frame, and a Baby Play Book (10am CST) - Giveaways 4 Mom *GT

Stokke MyCarrier Cool baby carrier (ARV $219.99) - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Three month Hulu Plus Gift Subscription (Prizing valued at $23.97) - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Coupon for a Free bottle of Wisk Deep Clean laundry soap - U.S. - Across the Avenue *RC

Cheryl lee md Sensitive Skin Care - Two products of your choice (up to a $100 value) - U.S. - Free Social 2011 *RC

Bottle of Keratin Hair Volumizer Dietary Supplement from NeoCell - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

Set of Michelin Premier A/S (4) Tires - U.S. - Mom Dot *RC

Designer Bathing Suit from Submarine (5 winners) - US/CAN - Daily Mom *RC

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Federal Government Issus Warning to States Who Opt Out of Common Core #StopCommonSore

For months my husband has been telling me that Common Core is run by the states, not by the government, not by our President. Well, he was wrong! The rumors about this have finally been put to rest, all because our government put forth a warning to states who opt out of Common Core.

Believe me now!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Thursday 5/8

Half Sheet of Jamberry Nail Wraps - U.S. - Sylvia Carreon - Jamberry Consultant *FB *RC

Dolls outfit up to $29.99 value (Select from either the 18” or 20” doll outfits) - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home - book - US/CAN - Ann About Town *RC

Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything - book - US/CAN - The Scarlett Thread

Online Martial Arts course for kids (4 winners (@7pm CST) - Worldwide - Rambling Giveaways *GT

MP3s & Personalized Music CD (2 winners) - U.S. - Dividing by Zero *GT

$50 GC for Thirty-One Gifts - U.S. - I'm Still Yo Mamma

Pair of SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks Headphones ($199.99 value) - U.S. - Keeping my Cents *RC 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

NewAir AB-1200 126 Can Beverage Cooler - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Brylane Home Flower Box With Trellis - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Nancy B’s Microscope - U.S. - Your Golden Ticket Blog *RC

Design your own Wuka by selecting 5 Wuka Squares and a Silicone Link in the color of your choice - U.S. - Your Golden Ticket Blog *RC

Variety pack Sampler (40 K-cups) of Brooklyn Beans Roastery Coffee - U.S. - Debras Random Rambles *RC

Mermaid Maternity Swimwear $75 GC - U.S. - Emily Reviews *GT

Three coupons for Free boxes of Purex Crystals dryer sheets - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews *RC

Three months of Netflix - U.S. - Spit up is the new black *RC

One winner will win Free frames of their choice. Basic, single-vision prescription lenses* are included. (Additional features, such as Progressive lenses, will be charged at their standard rate.)Three winners will win an exclusive 50% off coupon code good for any upcoming purchase at (4 winners) - U.S. - Eyeglass Factory Outlet *RC

Coupon for a Free Jamba Juice All Natural Smoothie Kit (3 winners) - U.S. - Two Savvy Sisters *RC

Any item of their choice from Agnes and Dora - U.S. - Missy Sue *RC

HollyBeth Organic's products (Basil Bergamot Handwash and Hand Lotion set) - U.S. - Tilly's Nest *RC

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

NEW Mother's Day "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" on Friday, May 9th, on the Disney Channel! (Sneak Peak)

Premiering Friday, May 9 at 8:30 a.m., ET/PT on Disney Channel
Mama Hook is back! In the episode titled "Where's Mama Hook?/Captain Hook's New Hobby," Hook and Jake join forces to find Mama Hook when she goes missing in Never Land. And then Mama Hook suggests her son find a hobby so everyone pitches in to help the cranky captain find the perfect pastime. Sharon Osbourne guest stars as Mama Hook. (Check out a preview below!)

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Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 5/7

Finding Mommy Bliss: Discovering Unexpected Joy in Everyday Moments - book (@8am CST) - U.S. - *GT

SmartyPants Vitamins - US/CAN - On The Spot with Lucy *RC

"Comfort of Fences" in choice of ebook or paperback copy - US/CAN - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Three Men's and three Women's FertilityBlend - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Doll Bedding - four piece, handmade bedding set for 18″ dolls by AvasDollRoom Etsy Shop (valued at $26) - Worldwide - Doll Diaries

The Legend of Three Trees DVD - U.S. - I Choose Joy *RC

The Original Loom Bloom - U.S. - Two Savvy Sisters *RC

Alone Yet Not Alone - book - U.S. - Daily Life Alone *RC 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Coupon for a Free bottle of Purex Crystals Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh (3 winners) - U.S. - Dividing by Zero *GT

Among Friends Baking Mixes - U.S. - From Downriver to Downright Country *GT

I See Me All-Star Personalized Children's book - U.S. - Sweet Tiny Blessings *RC

Bubble Bum travel booster car seat - U.S. - Eclectic Momsense *GT

Adidas for Women Body Spray in choice of scent - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Deodorant (ARV $14) - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

CHARM IT! Design-A-Charm gift set featuring 5 past winning charms of your choice - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Green Virgin Products (@7pm CST) - U.S. - Hiccups and Sunshine *GT

$50 Matilda Jane GC - U.S. - My Tales With Two *RC

TrueLipids True Therapy Creamide and Cream & TrueLipids Relieve & Protect Ointment - U.S. - Networking Witches *RC

Monday, May 5, 2014

I Challenge You To Step Away From Your Computers And Phones!

Watch the above video first please.

Now, get off of your phone or computer, and let me know what you see. What did you do? Who did you talk to? Was it another mother or father who was too busy on their phone to even notice you? Did they put down their phone, since you weren't playing with yours? What did you talk about?

I find that most places that I go, most everyone, including grandparents, are scanning their phones, checking email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I have seen whole families waiting in line at Disneyland, or sitting in restaurants messing with their phones, and not talking to one another.

Is this the future you want for your children? Is this what you want to teach them? We need to lead by example, and I am no saint. But this summer, I can tell you what. In the mornings, I will be spending time outside with my children, when it's not so hot and humid, we will be outside or at the zoo. I am not a huge on being outside when it's warm, but maybe, just maybe, spending time with my children is more important! Don't you think!

With today's society and public schools, we are about to miss out on the world around us. Our children won't even notice a sunset, or feel grass under their feet, because they will be too busy talking to people online, and not in person. What if you missed a chance to give someone who was upset a much needed hug? Maybe they were your future best friend or soul mate, and you missed the chance, all because, you were checking your email on your phone or laptop.

Children get very little time to socialize in school anymore. It's not like it was when we were in school, it's way more different, and teachers are telling me this everyday. So, start today! Go make a difference in your own life, in your children's lives, and start paying attention to REAL people!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 5/6

$10 Amazon GC, Signed Copy of Urban Fantasy Novel "Exsanguinate," and Themed Swag - U.S. - Dividing by Zero *GT

Three month subscription to Netflix - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

"D is for Django" CD - US/CAN - Cherry Blossoms *RC

Bottle of Amoils Natural Healing Oils H-Rosacea Formula - U.S. - The Weight Chronicles *RC

$25 Visa GC - U.S. - The Life of a Home Mom *RC

Two Angel Boxes (a full size lotion bar, a bar of the Angelique soap with an angel charm around it, a bath salt, and a lip balm) - U.S. - Hanging Off the Wire *RC

Whistlefritz French DVD or CD - U.S. - Hanging Off the Wire *RC

Alone Yet Not Alone - book - U.S. - deanna time *RC

Seven (7) day CafeViva Challenge (2 winners) - U.S. - Debras Random Rambles *RC

Frito-Lay Spring Break Pack (Sony – DSC-H300 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera – Black, $50 Visa GC, Pack of Classic Mix multi-pack, 4 Frito-Lay branded cold drink holders, and 4 pairs of Frito-Lay branded sunglasses) - U.S. - MomGenerations

Bag full of Gluten Free Groceris and a $25 GC for Ultra Foods - U.S. - Your Gluten Free Kitchen Solution *RC  

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Sculpt Secret Facial Sculpting Serum (ARV $69) - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

One pair of SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks Headphones - U.S. - Pit Stop For Kids *RC

8x10 Easy Canvas Prints Print creation - U.S. - Building Our Story *RC

Black Cat Earrings from Slinky Links Jewelry - Worldwide - A Classic Notion *RC

Natural Calm and Kids Calm Supplements - U.S. - Emily Reviews *GT

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Monday 5/5 - Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Dr. Fischer Dead Sea Minerals Gift Set (@1pm CST) - U.S. - Giveaways 4 Mom *GT

Coupon for a Free bottle of Purex No Sort for Colors Detergent (3 winners) - U.S. - Dividing by Zero *GT

Dr. Tim Irwin’s new book, "Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything" - US/CAN - Juici Chic *RC

D.C. Akers Haven Series Books 1 & 2 (@11pm CST) - Worldwide - Naturally Crazy Moms *GT

2-cup raised ModaPet Bowl for Cats and small dogs - U.S. - Zee & Zoey's CC

Brooklyn Bean Coffee - U.S. - BrightBird *RC 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

2014 Topps Baseball Series 1 Value Box (retail value $19.99) - U.S. - Raising Three Savvy Ladies *RC

$25 store credit to Peppercorn Kids - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

$15 iTunes GC - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

BFast Breakfast Shakes - U.S. - Jenn's Review Blog *RC

$50 GC to HoneyBaked Ham and a $50 GC to Massage Envy - U.S. - Feels like home

Smart Money Smart Kids book - U.S. - Better in Bulk *RC

The Amazing Spider Man 2 Prize Pack - U.S. - mad hatter mom *RC

$30 in coupons from Stonyfield Organic - U.S. - It Keeps Getting Better *RC

Two goDog Toys - U.S. - Life With Beagle *RC

Three different flavors of Bitsy’s Brainfood Cereal (2 winners) - U.S. - Nicole's Nickels *GT

Tricksters Pillow Pets Bike Helmet - U.S. - Nicole's Nickels *GT

Little House on the Prairie - Season Two Deluxe Remastered Edition DVD Set - U.S. - Koupon Karen *GT

Tricksters Bike Helmet - U.S. - Koupon Karen *GT