Monday, July 27, 2015

What's New This Week at Camp Explorer from Little Passports?

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This week with the Little Passports Blog -- Camp Explorer Week 3, you can watch your kids reach for the stars! Literally. Download their free constellation activity sheet and watch your child learn the names and shapes of six constellations! 

While you are on the Little Passports blog, find out what it is like to raise a Global Citizen in Pakistan from Little Passports' latest guest blogger, Zareen Rahman. Zareen is a stay at home mom and shares a typical day with her daughter in their home town of Lahore, Pakistan. 

Interested in more Little Passports blog posts? Search the Little Passports Blog.

And if you missed the Camp Explorer Series Weeks 1 and 2, you can view them here 
Little Passports Blog -- Camp Explorer Week 1
Little Passports Blog -- Camp Explorer Week 2

Friday, July 24, 2015

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (July 25, 2015)

Welcome to another Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! Let's close out the month of July by winning some prizes! Check out the giveaways listed in the linky below and on my right sidebar. Be sure to visit throughout the week as more are added. And if you're hosting a giveaway (or more), too, feel free to share it in the linky and let your fans and friends know about this page. Good luck!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (July 18, 2015)

It has been hot, hot, hot here in south Florida! If you're indoors enjoying the air conditioning like me, I hope you'll take the time to enter some giveaways! Check out those I've added to my right sidebar, as well as those in the linky below. Check back throughout the week as more are added. If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, please share it in the linky and tell your followers about this page. Stay cool!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

No More Beverage-Ruined Papers or Computers with Mighty Mug (GIVEAWAY)

Have you ever ruined your computer, keyboard or important documents by knocking over a drinking glass or coffee mug on your desk? Most likely, it’s happened to you at one point or another, and the results weren’t pretty! In my home office, I keep all of my beverages to the side of my desk on a bookshelf just to avoid the possibility of knocking them over. But I recently learned that I can once again keep my coffee and drinks close at hand thanks to Mighty Mug! Their drink containers can’t be knocked over thanks to Smartgrip technology.

Watch this brief video to see how the Mighty Mug works!

The Mighty Mug comes in several styles and colors, such as those featured below (more colors available):

I work at a library, so the results could be catastrophic if I ruined valuable books or computers by toppling over a beverage. But now I take a red stainless steel Mighty Mug to work in the morning, and I don’t have to worry about spilling it all over my desk. (It keeps my coffee deliciously warm all morning, too!) And I love the choice of colors so my mug is easily identified. I also want to get one of the Ice models for my afternoon refreshment. Mighty Mugs really work: They don’t tip over, but they’re easy to lift and drink. Just be sure to handwash them (no dishwasher) to retain the effectiveness of the Smartgrip technology.

Stop worrying about beverages on your desk and head over to to purchase some Mighty Mugs. They make great gifts for coworkers and friends, too. And they’re very reasonably priced from $17-$25.


One lucky winner chosen at random will receive a $30 gift card to purchase their very own Mighty Mug. The $30 gift card will cover one $19.99 mug and free US shipping. If the winner is outside of the US (or wants to purchase a more expensive mug), they'll need to cover the costs above $30. Entries will be collected through Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9pm EST.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review.

Get Relief from Sore Feet with Hydrofeet Premium Therapeutic Massaging Insoles! (GIVEAWAY)

When I was asked to review Hydrofeet Premium Therapeutic Massaging Insoles, I jumped at the chance because my job at the library often requires that I be on my feet for long periods. Many days, I come home with sore feet, and then I push my feet even more by heading out for a fitness walk. So, I really loved hearing that a product exists to help my feet better withstand heavy use and abuse.

So, how are Hydrofeet different from other shoe insoles? They’re filled with a vegetable-based, pharmaceutical-grade, FDA-approved glycerin, which provides 50 times the support of other mineral-based inserts. When you first use them, you immediately notice the difference. It feels like you’re walking on water, and you can feel the liquid inside move around as you walk. It’s a strange feeling at first, but you do get used to it, especially if you gradually increase the time that you use them. (Start with 1-2 hours a day and go up from there.) Once you’ve adjusted to wearing Hydrofeet, you’ll never want to be without them!

And there are plenty of medical benefits to using Hydrofeet. They provide arch support, better stability, shock absorption, improved blood circulation, and much more. And they’re anti-microbial-treated for odor and mildew resistance, which helps keep your feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter. You can also wash Hydrofeet in the washing machine on a weekly basis (air dry only).

Watch this enlightening video to find out why Hydrofeet insoless work and most other products don’t:

Hydrofeet come in multiple sizes (and can be trimmed slightly to fit), as well as narrow and extra-wide widths. They may seem a little pricey at $44.95, but they come with a three-year replacement guarantee if they’re found to be defective during normal use for three years, so you definitely get your money’s worth. And when you register for the warranty, you can get a second pair free (just pay $8.95 S/H).

I love Hydrofeet Premium Therapeutic Massaging Insoles, and have really noticed a difference in how my feet feel at the end of the day. I actually look forward to walking, and I’m not whining about my sore feet each night. I hope you’ll visit to learn more about Hydrofeet and pick up a pair or two!


One lucky winner will receive a pair of Hydrofeet Premium Therapeutic Massaging Insoles! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review.

Enjoy These Limited Edition Summer Body Washes from Softsoap!

Some scents just evoke the thought of summer: coconut, melon, garden fruits and vegetables… That’s why I love the new limited edition body washes from Softsoap! Each one makes me think of summertime when I use it. Check out these new scents:

Softsoap Fiji Waves
The refreshing scents of cucumber and melon will transport you to the blissful beaches of Fiji, while the moisture-rich formula leaves skin silky and smooth.

Softsoap Tahitian Glow
This moisture-infused formula will make your skin feel soft and sun-kissed, while the tropical scents of citrus and pineapple awaken your senses.

Softsoap Bali Bliss
This moisture-rich formula will leave skin radiant and smooth, while the invigorating scents of coconut and lime will transport you to the land of sand, surf and sun.

I’m currently using the Bali Bliss body wash, and I love how smooth and silky it is. My skin feels wonderful after using it. I have always been a huge fan of coconut scents, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it didn’t overpower the lime scent in Bali Bliss. Each scent is equally experienced and enjoyed. I’m going to miss this body wash when it’s gone!

Pamper yourself this summer with Softsoap’s newest limited edition summer body washes. Enjoy the scents of summer, plus smooth and moisture-rich skin! They’re available at Walmart until August 2015.

Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples from Colgate-Palmolive to facilitate my honest review.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Little Passports Camp Explorer: Recipe for Pan de Campo aka Cowboy Bread!

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This summer, Little Passports is posting an exciting Camp Explorer activity series on their blog! Check out their most recent post and learn how to make a great campfire recipe -- your very own Pan de Campo. Did you know that Pan de Campo is the official state bread of Texas? It is also referred to as cowboy bread! 

Read the full post and download the recipe on the Little Passports Blog -- Camp Explorer Week 1

Craving more recipes? Search the Little Passports Blog to find your favorites! 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Amazon Prime Members Can Enjoy Prime Day on July 15 with More Deals Than Black Friday ~ Join Today!

Join Amazon Prime today (if you're not already a member) and enjoy Prime Day, a one-day shopping event on July 15 with more deals than Black Friday! Prime members can shop exclusive deals from electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items and more. I love my Amazon Prime benefits, and I know you will, too!

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Sherlock Academy Book Tour: Giveaway for $50 PayPal Cash or a $50 Amazon or COSTCO Gift Card

Sherlock Academy
Sherlock Academy, by F.C. Shaw

Teachers in disguise, secret libraries, hollow books...

All these and more await eleven-year-old Rollie Wilson at the mysterious Sherlock Academy of Fine Sleuths.

When Rollie and his best friend, Cecily, are invited to attend a school where children learn the art of detection just like the great Sherlock Holmes, they discover a strange burglary has been committed and a mystery is afoot. Determined to investigate, Rollie discovers that appearances can be deceiving, the truth can be hurtful, and friends sometimes turn into foes.

Does Rollie have what it takes to follow in Holmes’s footsteps? Can he use his skills to solve the mystery and save the school from an unknown villain?

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The letter arrived by courier during breakfast.

“Go on, Rollie, read it aloud to us.” Mrs. Wilson, his mother, nudged his shoulder.

Rollie stared at the letter in his hand, his brown eyes wide with excitement.

“Who would send him mail?” Edward, an older brother, snorted.

“I don’t even get mail and I have a girlfriend,” Stewart, Edward’s twin, added.

“Maybe that’s it!” Edward exclaimed, grinning his lopsided smile. “Got a secret girlfriend, Rollie? I’ll bet it’s Cecily Brighton!”

“I wish I’d get a letter,” Lucille, a younger sister, pouted.

“Me too!” Daphne, her twin, chimed.

“Find a boyfriend and you’ll get mail,” Edward quipped.

Stewart slapped a high-five with his twin. The two teens snickered and elbowed each other.

“Stop it, boys. Let Rollie read it aloud,” Mrs. Wilson scolded as she brushed Rollie’s sandy-blond hair with her fingers.

Rollie cleared a dry throat unnecessarily. In a high voice common to boys of eleven years, Rollie read the letter aloud. When he was finished, the entire Wilson family started talking at once with high-handed opinions, as was their custom.

“Whoever heard of the Sherlock Academy?”

“Why Tuesday?”

“It’s the first of the month.”

“I want a letter!”

“Me too!”

“Get a boyfriend.”

Amidst all the banter around the breakfast table, Rollie sat silently regarding his hash browns, the only food he ever ate for breakfast. His middle fluttered with butterflies.

Praise for Sherlock Academy

For anyone who's ever wanted to be Sherlock Holmes, this is your chance. --Adam Glendon Sidwell, bestselling author of Evertaster

My students love this book, and have asked for it again and again. It makes them feel as if they are in the story; they keep wanting to know what might happen next. Delightful story that invites anyone who loves mystery to dig in and figure it out! – Amazon Customer

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Sherlock Academy is now available in select Costcos throughout Utah, Idaho & Arizona. On your next trip, grab a copy! AND if you take a picture with the book and tag @FutureHousePub and @Costco on Twitter we’ll gift you a free Kindle version of the book!

Author F.C. Shaw

F.C. Shaw started writing stories when she was eight years old. She loves children's stories, Sherlock Holmes, and mysteries, so she had to write a book combining all three. She spends her afternoons writing for kids and her nights dreaming of new stories. She lives with her husband and two sons in a home they have ambitiously dubbed The Manor in California. When she's not plotting stories, she teaches visual arts in local schools and enjoys a good game of Scrabble.


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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery ~ Soundboard App, Craft Downloads and Blu-ray Combo Giveaway

About Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery

Get ready to Rock! Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang team up with the one and only KISS in this all-new, out-of-this-world adventure! We join the Gang at Kiss World -- the all-things-Kiss theme park -- as they investigate a series of strange hauntings. With help from KISS, they discover that the Crimson Witch has returned to summon The Destroyer from the alternate dimension of Kissteria, and the evil duos have a ghastly plan to destroy the earth! Can the Gang's cunning and KISS's power of rock save the day?! Tune in to this Rock and Roll Mystery for some thunderous, heavy FUN!

About the Scooby Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery Soundboard App

• Scooby Dooby Doooooo! Click around on the soundboard and trigger classic sounds from the Scooby-Doo series.
• Click the box art to bring the film home today!

Enjoy These Scooby Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery Craft Downloads


One lucky winner will receive a Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD with UltraViolet copy of Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Each household is only eligible to win one (1) Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery Blu-ray Combo Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please.

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