Monday, April 27, 2015

Coming to Theaters: Hot Pursuit! Celebrate with This Giveaway for a $25 Visa Gift Card and Tote, Plus Enter the #HotMamas Sweepstakes for a Trip to Hollywood!

Warner Bros. Pictures
In theaters May 8, 2015

About the film:
An uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofía Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, John Carroll Lynch, Rob Kazinsky, Richard T. Jones
Directed by: Anne Fletcher
Rated PG-13

Watch the trailer!

HOT PURSUIT #HotMamas Sweepstakes

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara are in #HotPursuit of some #HotMamas! Being a mom is the most challenging, wonderful role in the world. To show appreciation to mothers everywhere, HOT PURSUIT is giving all moms in need of relaxation the chance to win a trip to Hollywood! To enter, simply take a photo with your mom or a loved one and post it on social media and be sure to include #HotMamas and No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Subject to Official Rules.

Visit all the HOT PURSUIT websites - #HotPursuit
Follow on Twitter, Instagram & Google+
Like Hot Pursuit on Facebook


One (1) winner receives:
- $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
- Hot Pursuit Tote bag

Prize pack value, $40
Open to US mailing addresses only
Prizing courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.
Ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 5, 2015.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Looking for Bloggers for the Mother's Day Giveaway Hop!

Mother's Day Giveaway Hop 
May 1st - May 15th, 2015
Hosted By Social Exposure PR
FREE Participation + Co-Host Spots Available

Plus,  Win a $25 Amazon GC or PayPal Cash for participating & promoting the event! 

PRIZE REQUIREMENTS:Each blogger is responsible for their own prize fulfillment and shipment. 

Each blogger will be required to host a giveaway with a minimum value of $20. You may fulfill your own prize or work with a sponsor of your choice. Each blogger will be responsible for creating their own giveaway widget, as well. The HTML with the post information and linky will be provided and ready for you to insert your giveaway information and widget.

You may offer any prize of your choice so long as it is family-friendly and is female/mom-related. This can be gift sets, gift cards, PayPal Cash, cookware, beauty supplies (please no supplements), fitness equipment, décor, electronics (though no phone cases, covers or glass protectors, please).

This event will have both bloggers and Co-Hosts participating. There are 10 Co-Host positions and no max to how many bloggers can participate. The more the merrier so that you all receive more exposure!

Co-Host Positions are $10 each and include a link to your blog in the HTML post and are listed at the top of the linky. Add your blog link to the linky below & complete the co-host form HERE

HTML will be sent out no later than April 28th, 2015, to allow at least 2 days to get it posted. 

Each post needs to be scheduled to go live at 12:00 AM EST on May 1
, 2015.  (11pm CST on April 30th) NO SOONER and NO LATER or else ,when the post goes live, readers won’t be able to visit all the links on the linky if your post is too early or too late. 

You must submit your giveaway URL on the signup form no later than April 29th
, 2015. You can create your URL without publishing it. Simply start a new post, grab the URL and then save the post for later. If you do not submit a link or the link is broken, you may be removed from the HTML without notice, although we will try to reach out to you if there is an error in the link.

PROMOTING THE EVENT:You must promote the event on your social media at least 3 times per week. If you do not expect to be able to post on time or promote 3 times a week, please do not sign up. These are two important factors to ensure that everyone gets the most exposure possible for their blogs and sponsors. 

a $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash!

You are NOT required to post the announcement, but it is greatly appreciated to help promote the event for more signups, especially since we are on a short turnaround time with under a week to get everyone signed up! Remember, the more signups we have, the more traffic we will each receive!!! 

So, as a kind gesture for everyone who decides to share information about this event by sharing it on their blog, Social Exposure PR is giving away a $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD or $25 PAYPAL CASH to the blogger who refers the most participants. 

ANNOUNCEMENT HTML can be found HERE. It already includes the LINKY for the signups, but the other codes are available if needed. When someone adds their link and signs up via your blog, it will show on the InLinkz dashboard the site that the entry came from. The participant with the most entries wins! 

Thanks for joining in! 

To participate in The 2015 Mother’s  Day Giveaway Hop, please  Add your BLOG URL to the LINKY below

CO-HOSTS: Please add your URL to the linky below and then, complete this CO-HOST FORM.

If you are not already a Social Influencer for Social Exposure PR, be sure to sign up HERE for our upcoming campaigns, including sponsored posts, review opportunities and monthly events like this one!

Escape to France with Limited Edition Softsoap Body Washes!

I am a daily user of body washes, so I was excited to have the opportunity to try Softsoap’s new limited edition scents: Provence Escape, Riviera Renewal, and French Macaron. Here’s a description of each:

Softsoap Provence Escape

Moisturize your skin while you retreat to the French countryside with the fresh scent of citrus and pear blossom, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth. This is the body wash I am using right now, and it smells soooooo good! Pears are among my favorite fruit, and I really love the scent of them. There’s a slight floral scent, too, which is just right (not overpowering).

Softsoap Riviera Renewal

Let your senses dance in the French Riviera with the fresh scent of delicate jasmine and blossom, while the moisturizing formula hydrates your skin, leaving it silky smooth. If you like florals, this is the perfect body wash for you. It smells like a fragrant flower garden, putting you in the mood for summer!

Softsoap French Macaron

Wrap yourself in the sweet scent of French vanilla and coconut while the moisture-rich formula leaves your skin feeling hydrated and smooth. I am a sucker for anything that smells like coconut, and this body wash smells like a wonderful day at the beach. I love it!

All three body washes, as you read above, are rich in moisture and will make your skin feel smooth, soft and fragrant. You can find all of these fragrances for a limited time at Walmart. Hurry and get them before they’re gone!

Disclosure: I was provided product samples by Colgate-Palmolive for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (April 25, 2015)

Welcome to the final Super Saturday Giveaway Linky for April ... where has this month gone? If you haven't gotten lucky yet this month and won any prizes, it's time to get hoppin' and enter some more giveaways! Be sure to check out those listed on my right sidebar, as well as those in the linky below. Check back daily as more are added all the time. If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, enter it into the linky and shout this page out to your social media fans/friends. Good luck!

A Spring Giveaway for Baby from MAM!

Good-bye winter and hello spring! In celebration of the arrival of sunnier days, MAM is showcasing its MAM Start Pacifiers and MAM Oral Care Rabbit! Read on to learn more about these terrific products and find out how to enter to win MAM products!

MAM Pacifiers

MAM’s cutting-edge pacifiers combine technological innovation and trendsetting design to help give babies a healthy start in life. Developed by leading pediatric dentists and developmental psychologists, MAM pacifiers provide maximum comfort and style for babies of all ages.

Clever design and lightweight materials make MAM pacifiers a pleasure to use. All MAM pacifiers feature an orthodontically correct nipple design that allows little ones to safely satisfy their sucking reflex while maintaining proper jaw and tooth alignment. MAM pacifiers feature an easy-to-grasp front knob and a curved shield for a comfortable fit that’s gentle on baby’s skin, thanks to generous air holes and MAM’s patented interior surface.

MAM pacifiers are available in an assortment of colors and design motifs, and come in two nipple options: patented anti-slip Silk Teat™ Silicone or Natural Latex. Like all MAM products, the brand’s pacifiers are BPA-free, PVC-free, lead-free and CPSIA-Compliant.

Suggested retail price: MAM Pacifiers, $7.49 for a pack of two

MAM Oral Care Rabbit 

Developed in conjunction with health practitioners and developmental psychologists, MAM’s innovative oral care collection helps maintain baby’s oral health from birth and beyond. Like all MAM products, the oral care collection is BPA-free, PVC-free, lead-free and CPSIA-compliant.

Designed to maintain baby’s oral hygiene before teeth arrive, the MAM Oral Care Rabbit gently removes plaque and bacteria from baby’s mouth. Mom’s fingers tuck into the rabbit’s super soft “ears” like a glove, allowing her to gently massage and clean baby’s gums. Regular use of the MAM Oral Care Rabbit also helps prepare baby for a regular tooth brushing routine at an early age.

Suggested retail price: $5.99.

About MAM
Founded in Vienna, Austria in 1976, MAM offers real solutions for real parenting with an award-winning range of smart and simple products. A global leader in the baby care category, MAM’s mission is to combine the best in technological innovation, medically sound function and contemporary design to provide innovative baby care products essential for a child’s early years. The MAM collection includes pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers, and oral care items. MAM is sold in over 30 countries and five continents. For more information about MAM products, please visit

Follow MAM:
Twitter: @MAMBABY


One lucky winner will receive a $30 Spring Gift Package of Assorted MAM Bottles and Pacifiers! (This would make a great gift if you can't use it yourself!) Open residents in the United States and Canada only. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Friday, May 8, 2015.

DVD Review & Giveaway: Grace of God #GraceofGodMovie

About the movie:
Having lost his faith many years ago, Detective Bill Broadly is called to investigate the disappearance of the local church’s collection plate. As he questions its various church members, rumors swirl as more congregants learn about the theft. When one unexpected church-goer confesses to stealing the funds, the confession resurrects Broadly’s views on God, and helps him see that through faith and belief, there really is rebirth and redemption.

Release date: March 24, 2015
99 Minutes / Genre: Family, Inspirational / Rating: NR

Watch the trailer:

My thoughts:
This movie raises a lot of questions about faith, but the one theme that struck me the most was people’s perceptions of Christians. The detective in Grace of God clearly felt that church-goers consider themselves “holier than thou” and better than those without faith. But as he got to know the people of the church, he realized that he had made some wrong assumptions. Every person he met was flawed in some way and clearly far from perfect. He realized that the church was made up of people just like him who were struggling with their lives and seeking to do better.

A couple of misconceptions need to be cleared up. The DVD bills John Ratzenberger (he played Cliff in the “Cheers” TV series) as the star of the show, but he has an extremely minor part and is not really involved in the storyline. Also, the subtitle of the film is “A Story of Easter Traditions,” but there is no mention of Easter in this movie, so look elsewhere if you’re seeking an Easter-themed film.

Overall, Grace of God presented an interesting story that will get people talking about perceptions of Christians and whether it’s ever okay to do something wrong for the right reasons.

Purchase at Walmart.


One winner will receive a DVD copy of Grace of God. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 1, 2015.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Submit Your #BabiesAndPets Special Story to Enter to Win a $100 MAM Gift Package and $100 Gift Card!

Your #BabiesAndPets special story could win a MAM gift package and a $100 Gift Card!‏

MAM is celebrating the special bond between babies and their pets! Does your little one have a special relationship with your family pet(s)?

Like the post on Facebook at @MAMUSA, share a cute story about them with a photo/video and don’t forget to add the hashtag ‪#‎BabiesAndPets to enter.

The authors of three favorite stories will win a $100 MAM product gift pack and a $100 gift card!

Enter at:
Official Rules:

Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on 4/30/2015.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Giveaway for the Essential Travel Bib from!

Travel can be challenging with babies, but fortunately there are companies like that carry products designed to make it a little easier. One such product is their Essential Travel Bib! I love all of the cute patterns.

Watch the video below to see the features of this unique product:

Features include:
• Unzip to reveal wipe-clean bib
• Handy catcher formed when bib is open
• Comes with loop to hang on your bag or stroller
• Adjustable neck strap
• Flexible soft-bite spoon
• Wipe clean, rinse or hand wash with mild detergent
• BPA-, Phthalates- and PVC-free

Visit to order the Essential Travel Bib and other unique items for baby from!


One lucky winner will receive an Essential Travel Bib from! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received no products or compensation for this post. The sponsor donated the item for this giveaway.

Introduce Children to Coins with Little Passports’ New World Coin Collection! #affiliate

Coins are such a cool thing for kids to collect. I still have a bag of coins that my grandfather collected from around the world, as well as coins that my dad gave me from his travels. My husband’s father loves to collect coins, and on a recent visit he spent hours going through coins with one of my boys. He showed him how to examine and preserve the coins, which was a great bonding experience for them.

So, I was excited to see that Little Passports has introduced a World Coin Collection to get kids started on collecting coins. My boys and I had so much fun going through the 20 real coins from around the world, and the kids didn’t even realize they were engaged in an educational activity! We talked about the countries that the coins were from, as well as the value of each coin in U.S. dollars. The kit also includes a:

• Handy storage pouch
• Magnifying glass
• 10-page booklet featuring fun coin activities and trivia.

Sample pages:

The World Coin Collection is only $19.95 at Little Passports. It makes a great gift! I hope you'll pick one up for the children in your life!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review. I am a Little Passports affiliate, and this post contains my affiliate link.

Hey Dude: The Complete Series Available on DVD at Walmart Only!

For the first time on DVD, Shout! Factory has released Hey Dude: The Complete Series, featuring all 65 episodes of the fan-favorite series.

About Hey Dude:
Come on down to the Bar None Ranch, where well-meaning owner Mr. Ernst (David Brisbin) tries his best to ride herd on his teenage staff, who always seem to be getting into some sort of scrape or other as they work and play on the range. Hey Dude stars Christine Taylor as lifeguard Melody, David Lascher as senior staff member Ted, Kelly Brown as horse trainer Brad, Joe Torres as the easygoing Danny, Debra Kalman as ranch hand Lucy and Josh Tygiel as Ernst’s son, Buddy. Hey Dude ran on Nickelodeon from 1989–1991 and has since become a cult sitcom favorite.

My thoughts:
My kids, age 11, had never seen this show before and have really been enjoying the series! As an adult, I’m having fun seeing young versions of grown-up stars like Christine Taylor, as well as walking down memory lane when I see the hairstyles and clothing from the early 90s. The show is filled with plenty of teenage angst and flirtations that never go out of style, and life on a dude ranch is something that every kid dreams of. Pick up a copy of this fun series for your family!

Hey Dude: The Complete Series is available exclusively at Walmart!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (April 18, 2015)

Welcome to the Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! I was just thinking about how quickly summer is coming. My boys have less than 7 weeks left of school, and then it will be on to summer and then middle school! It seems like just yesterday when I was looking at preschools. Let's celebrate the coming of summer by entering some giveaways! Be sure to check out those on my right sidebar, as well as the giveaways in the linky below. Come back every day to see what's been added! If you're hosting any giveaways on your blog or website, I hope you'll list them in the linky and then click the share buttons to let your cyber friends and fans know all about this page. Happy spring!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens ~ Teaser #2 Is Released, Plus New Star Wars Emojis on Twitter! #TheForceAwakens

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS will be in theaters December 18, 2015!
Check Out the Official Teaser #2 Below!

Celebrate the New Teaser on Twitter!

Starting today, Twitter users will have even more ways to express their excitement and celebrate their favorite pop-culture phenomenon with exclusive new Twitter #StarWarsEmojis. Twitter users who post hashtags representing key words associated with specific Star Wars character and legacy themes will see a small emoji-like icon embedded in their tweets. Tweet the following character hashtags to unlock the first three #StarWarsEmojis : #C3PO #Stormtrooper #BB8

Follow @StarWars on Twitter to get news & updates for #TheForceAwakens!

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Gianna the Great Book Tour: Giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

Gianna just wants to know about her ancestors, but she has to join an after-school history club (yuck!) to do it. Now, she's about to embark on a journey that will change everything she thinks she knows about her family.

add to goodreads

Copy of GIANNA THE GREAT - author bio pic
Author Becky Villareal

As a missionary’s kid, Becky grew up all over the state of Texas, learning that each person is special in the Lord’s eyes. As a twenty-year veteran teacher, she learned how to bring out those gifts in children. As a ten-year genealogist, she learned how wonderful finding out about the family background can be, especially when the knowledge is shared with others.

$25 Blog Tour giveaway

Blog Tour Giveaway
Enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash
Ends 4/30/15

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Watch the Trailer for the New Film "Hot Pursuit" Starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara! #HotPursuit

I’m a big fan of Reese Witherspoon, so I was really excited to hear that she has a new movie coming out called Hot Pursuit! Read on to learn more about the movie, watch the trailer, and stay tuned for a great giveaway in a couple of weeks!

Warner Bros. Pictures
In theaters May 8, 2015

About the film
An uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofía Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, John Carroll Lynch, Rob Kazinsky, Richard T. Jones
Directed by: Anne Fletcher
Rated PG-13

Watch the trailer!

And enjoy these photos from the film!

Visit all the HOT PURSUIT websites - #HotPursuit
Follow on Twitter, Instagram & Google+
Like Hot Pursuit on Facebook