Sunday, November 30, 2014

Free Shipping at Southwest Beverages on Hot Cocoa and Coffee Through Monday!

Our friends at Southwest Beverages have a special Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale! Their Sippity® Hot Cocoa is delicious with gourmet flavors, and their Kemosabe coffee is amazing, too! Receive FREE SHIPPING on all Sippity® Hot Cocoa and Kemosabe® Coffee Single Serve Flavored Boxes purchased on their site from Thursday through Monday (December 1, 2014). (Mix and Match your favorite flavors -- minimum order 3 boxes.) No coupon code needed. Shop here:

Winners for the Week of November 23, 2014

Hoodie Bear, Sweater Bear or Funky Friend from Teddy Bears Personalized

Congratulations to the winners: Shelly E.L. and Janet L.!

Free 3-Month Membership to FarFaria

Congratulations to the winner: Leslie D.!

Little House on the Prairie: A Merry Ingalls Christmas (DVD/Digital)

Congratulations to the winner: Alissa E.!

Three FREE product coupons for TAZO Chai Tea

Congratulations to the winners: Melissa G.H., Danielle R., Shelly E.L., and Brandy O.!

The Three Dogateers (DVD)

Congratulations to the winner: Marilyn N.!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Watch the Movie Trailer for "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," Coming to Theaters on December 19th!

I love the Night at the Museum movies, so I’m really looking forward to the latest film in the series, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which debuts in theaters on December 19th!

20th Century Fox
In theaters December 19, 2014

About the film:
Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night at the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dick Van Dyke, Dan Stevens, Ricky Gervais, Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson, Mickey Rooney, and Rami Malek
Directed By: Shawn Levy
Screenplay By: Robert Ben Garant, David Guion, Michael Handelman, and Thomas Lennon
Produced By: Shawn Levy, Josh McLaglen, and Mary McLaglen

Watch the trailer!

And enjoy these photos from the film!

Official websites - #NightAtTheMuseum
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Like Night at the Museum on Facebook 
Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Google+ 
Subscribe on YouTube 

And stay tuned for an upcoming Night at the Museum giveaway!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (November 29, 2014)

Welcome to the post-Thanksgiving Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! I hope you enjoyed your day with family and friends. If you haven't worked off those extra pounds you gained at the Thanksgiving table by running from store to store on Black Friday, then just relax in your comfy chair and enter to win some prizes! Who knows, you may win something that can help you whittle down that Christmas list! Check out the giveaways I have listed in my right sidebar, as well as those in the linky below. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, please share it in the linky and tell all your Facebook and Twitter fans about this page. Cheers!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens ~ See the "Teaser" Trailer!

Honestly, there are a lot of movies I can easily wait to watch on DVD, but there's one movie coming up that I absolutely MUST see in theaters! I have loved the Star Wars movies ever since I saw the first one with my dad and sister when I was young, and I am SO excited to see the new one, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I just hope I can wait a whole year! Following is a teaser that gives a glimpse at what we can expect to see...

In 2007, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars, Parade magazine asked readers to submit their favorite memory of the first time they saw Star Wars at the movie theater. CLICK HERE to read the story I submitted, which they printed online.

Tiny Prints Black Friday Sitewide Sale: 30% Off Any Order + An Extra 10% Off (Through 11/30)!

Tiny Prints - Holiday Offer
Sitewide Sale: 30% Off Any Order + An Extra 10% Off!

When: 11/28 through 11/30
Promo Code: 1128DEAL
Click on the Banner Above to Order Your Personalized Holiday Cards & Gifts!

Offer expires 11/30/2014 (11:59 P.M. PT). Save 30% off any order plus an extra 10% off using the code 1128DEAL at checkout. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. Offer is not applicable to previously placed orders, shipping, taxes, rush processing charges, calendars, photo books, gift certificates, personalized postage stamps and Erin Condren weekly planners. This promotion code cannot be combined with other offers. Offer is only valid on and is not applicable on third party or partner websites. To prevent fraud or abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer or cancel any order.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

A very happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
Thank you for visiting my blog this year.
Have a wonderful day with loved ones! 

The Second Holiday Giveaway of the Year from Teddy Bears Personalized! (US/CAN; 2 Winners)

We picked two lucky winners for our recent holiday giveaway from Teddy Bears Personalized, but we promised there would be a second one, and it has arrived! Teddy Bears Personalized is the perfect place to do your gift shopping. A personalized gift shows the person receiving it that you really care because you took the time to design a present that’s just perfect for him or her. These plush animals are great for children, sweethearts, parents, grandparents, best friends, new babies, teachers and just about everyone! Each includes a personalized card, and shipping is free within the United States (and only $6.99 in Canada). Check out some of the special gifts created by previous customers.

I highly recommend that you head over to to place an order for the special people in your life. Nobody can resist these cute and cuddly creations!


And now on to the giveaway ... two lucky people will win a personalized hoodie bear, sweater bear or funky friend (which includes lions, monkeys, giraffes and other animals) of their choice from Teddy Bears Personalized! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. Open to residents of the United States and Canada. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on December 19, 2014.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Graham Blanchard's Mom Mentors Weigh In: How Can We Raise Children Who Are More Thankful?

Cultivating gratitude in a child can be a long process. This month, Graham Blanchard’s Mom Mentors are sharing some creative strategies for your family to try!

I loved reading the very insightful answers shared by my fellow moms. I hope you'll be inspired by them, too! You can read them HERE. And feel free to share your ideas and advice for instilling thankfulness in our children in the comments section below!

Southwest Beverages’ Sippity Hot Cocoa Mixes & Kemosabe Coffees Provide "Comfort in a Cup" on Cold Winter Days! (GIVEAWAY)

Sippity instant hot chocolate and instant Kemosabe coffee
My kids have been crazy about hot chocolate lately. We may not get the full force of winter’s wrath here in south Florida, but we still enjoy some cooler temperatures and crave something warm to drink. To my kids, hot chocolate is a special treat! So, we were really excited to be given the opportunity to review Sippity Hot Chocolate Mixes from Southwest Beverages! Their instant hot chocolate mixes come in wonderful gourmet flavors: Chocolate, Chocolate Cinnamon, Chocolate Peppermint, Chocolate Marshmallow, Chocolate Raspberry, and Pumpkin Spice!

We all have our particular favorites. One of my twins loves the Chocolate Peppermint (a favorite of mine, too). The other one is especially fond of Chocolate Marshmallow. As for me, my new favorite is the Pumpkin Spice. One of my favorite ways to have it is to mix it in with my coffee to make a Pumpkin Spice latte. Delicious! And Sippity Hot Chocolate Mixes are so easy to make: just pour the mix into your cup and add hot water. My boys like to top theirs with marshmallows, too. And we can really taste a difference between Sippity Hot Chocolate Mixes and the generic brands we’ve been getting at the grocery stores. Sippity is much creamier and has a more full-bodied flavor. In a word, their hot cocoa is heavenly!

But if you prefer coffee over hot chocolate, Southwest Beverages has you covered, too, with their Kemosabe coffee! Kemosabe Gourmet Flavored Coffee is offered in six delicious flavors: mocha, chocolate cinnamon, chocolate hazelnut, crème butterscotch, chocolate Irish cream and French vanilla. I love their 10-pack box, which offers two envelopes each of the flavors above (except crème butterscotch). They are perfect for coffee-on-the-go. Take an envelope to work for a quick pick-me-up! My favorite variety is the chocolate Irish cream, but they have all been fantastic!

All of Southwest Beverages’ Sippity hot cocoa mixes and Kemosabe gourmet coffees are ready-to-serve, easily dissolvable, 99.9% caffeine- and 100% gluten-free and contain all the ingredients necessary for you to simply add water, microwave and then experience Comfort In A Cup®. Their Sippity Lite and Kemosabe Lite products offer the same great taste and full body aroma as their regular products but with less than 2 grams of sugar per serving.

Fundraising Program
For church, sports teams, schools, and any other organization that wants to raise money, Sippity and Kemosabe are high-quality products that people love. Southwest Beverages’ unique fundraising program requires no up-front costs and ordering is easy via email or online. CLICK HERE for more information!

Free Recipe eBook
Visit Southwest Beverages online to download their amazing eBook of food and beverage recipes the whole family will enjoy! You can even submit your own recipe here. Post your Sippity® creation (photo and recipe) on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram. Use the hashtag #sippitycreations and tag @SouthwestBeverages. Here’s one of my favorite Sippity recipes:

Sippity® Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

• 4 oz. almond milk and 4 oz. water
• 2.5 tablespoons of Sippity® Pumpkin Spice dry mix
• 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (can omit for a non-protein smoothie)
• 1/3 cup canned pumpkin (chilled)
• 5 ice cubes

1. Place liquid in the blender first.
2. Add powder ingredients.
3. Add chilled pumpkin.
4. Add ice.
5. Blend on low, then high until well blended.
6. Garnish with freshly grated cinnamon.
7. Insert a straw through the cinnamon stick and place in glass.

To support this family-owned and -operated business, please Like Southwest Beverages on Facebook and click the giveaway tab for monthly giveaways!

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One lucky winner will receive a prize pack of Sippity Hot Chocolate Mixes and Kemosabe Coffees from Southwest Beverages! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Winners for Mid-November 2014

Peanut Hottie: Hot Peanut Butter Drinks

Congratulations to the winner: Marti T.!

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength

Congratulations to the winners: Heather J., Debby C., and Willow M.!

Official Orkin #MouseInAHouse Cozy Fleece Winter Blanket

Congratulations to the winner: Tina R.!

Girl Scouts Friendship Doll

Congratulations to the winner: Kimberly!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (November 22, 2014)

It's Thanksgiving week! I hope you will be enjoying a fun food-filled feast with family and friends (how's that for alliteration?), and have a lot to be thankful for this year. Let's celebrate this wonderful holiday by entering some giveaways! You'll find a growing list of them on my right sidebar, as well as in the linky below, so don't forget to check back throughout the week as more are added. And if you're hosting some giveaways on your blog or website, feel free to share them with us in the linky and tell all your social media friends/fans about this page. Happy Thanksgiving!

"The Rabbit Ate My Homework," a Middle-Grade Novel by Rachel Elizabeth Cole: Book Spotlight and Paperback Giveaway (US/CAN)

The Rabbit Ate My Homework
by Rachel Elizabeth Cole
Genre: contemporary humorous middle-grade novel

Eleven-year-old Drew Montgomery has not, does not, and will not ever want a stupid old rabbit. All they do is sit in their cages, eat carrots, and poop. Then his annoying little sister blackmails him into hiding a bunny in his closet. She knows what really happened to his "stolen" bike, and she's threatening to tell. Now Drew's in a real jam. If his "No pets!" parents find the rabbit or, worse, his sister blabs the truth, he'll be grounded till grade seven for sure.

And if that's not enough trouble, two girls at school drag him into a prank war that goes from bad to worse -- and it's all the rabbit's fault. Plus, the weirdest girl in his class wants to be his science partner. If she tells him she wants to be his girlfriend, he just knows he's gonna die.

Drew must find a way to outwit the mean girls, wiggle out of the blackmail deal, and get rid of the rabbit before it destroys his bedroom and his life.

Goodreads page
Buy on Amazon

About the author:
Rachel Elizabeth Cole writes a mix of genres, from heartfelt to humorous -- but her favorite will always be middle grade fiction. Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines both online and in print, including Cahoots, Literary Mama, and Flashquake.

When she's not writing, Rachel works as a graphic designer specializing in book covers. She enjoys refurbishing old furniture rescued from thrift shops and garage sales, puttering in the garden despite her lack of green thumbs, carving down the local mountains on her snowboard, or shouting at the TV during Hockey Night in Canada. Her favorite season is autumn, she prefers tea to coffee, and wishes every morning began at ten a.m.

Born on Vancouver Island, she's had a life-long love affair with its rugged coasts and windswept beaches. Many of her stories are set there. She hopes to return to ‘the Island’ one day, but for now, even though she hates the rain, she lives just outside Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, their two sons, and two very spoiled house rabbits.

Visit her website:


One lucky winner will receive a print copy of The Rabbit Ate My Homework, by Rachel Elizabeth Cole. Open to residents of the US and Canada only. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 5, 2014.

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Disclosure: This post contains my Amazon affiliate link. The author is generously donating a book for this giveaway. I received no products or compensation.