Sunday, April 13, 2014

It'll make you want to finish each other's..... sandwiches! #Recipe #Giveaway

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Hope you got my little Frozen play on words there. Yes, yes, it's struck our house too we can't hide from "Let it Go" or any other catchy song that may or may not mention finishing each other's sandwiches.... but while we're thinking of sandwiches, what's a pretty important component to sandwiches? The bread, of course!

Roman Meal bread is is always baked fresh, locally with more many regional bakeries across the United States to delivering freshly baked bread to your local grocery store.
Roman Meal's whole grains are a good source for vitamin D, calcium, and fiber! Studies have shown whole grain intake may reduce the risk of heart disease, so it's wise to try to add in some whole grains to your diet. Good tasting bread is a great way to do this. 

But....bread isn't just for sandwiches, oh no. There a ton of great recipes that will help you get creative with Roman Meal bread!  I really wanted to make the Raspberry Hazelnut Toast Bites, but I didn't have everything I needed so I decided on the Chocolaty Whole Grain Cinnamon Toast Treats instead.


(Click the recipe to go to the recipe page)

Okay, so they might not be the healthiest treat, but a little whole grain into an indulgence at least boosts it up a bit, right? The kids loved these, and I preferred them without the chocolate. Either way they're tasty! 

Now, how about some contests? First, Roman Meal’s Baked Fresh Sweepstakes is going on through April 30th. One grand prizewinner will receive $2,500; several others will win free bread coupons! Be sure to sign up for the Roman Meal newsletter to keep up to date with future promotions as well!

Next contest.... easy peasy! All you have to do is leave a comment here on what your favorite way to eat/use bread is! I will select one commenter on April 18th to win Roman Meal bread coupon vouchers!*

So, how about it, what is your favorite way to use bread?



*Winner must have a continental US mailing address and be at least 18 years of age. Prize fulfillment by Mom Central Consulting. Winner must reply to email within 48 hours with required information. Winner will be drawn using random.org. Comment must include an email address or commenter must have email address accessible from the user-name. One comment per person.  


Thursday, April 10, 2014

LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN




LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN in theaters May 9
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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise.
 
Starring Lea Michele, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters and Patrick Stewart with new music by Bryan Adams
Directed by Daniel St. Pierre and Will Finn
Written by Based on the book “Dorothy of Oz” by Roger Stanton Baum
Screenplay by Randi Barnes and Adam Balsam
Produced by Bonnie Radford, Ryan Carroll and Roland Carroll

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Make it a Hoppy Easter with Oriental Trading!

I received product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

Easter has always been a fun holiday for me. I love the egg hunts and the feeling of Spring that comes along with it. One thing I didn't think about, though, is the cost! Holy smokes can it get pricey, especially with 8 kids!

Oriental Trading has some great deals to help make your Easter celebration fun- without breaking the bank! For about $75 I was able to get 12 baskets, 144 small plastic eggs, 72 pre-filled Jumbo eggs, 12 Easter basket bags, and an Easter Candy and Toy assortment (218 pieces)! 

That's less than $10 per child in our house....with extras for next year, or for donation! 

Oriental Trading has great catalogs full of stuff that is great for parties, get togethers, birthdays, crafts, weddings, holidays- there is just SO much available! It's great to go online and see everything they offer. 

Right now, you can get your Easter supplies shipped right to your door! They'll be there by Easter if you select ground shipping and place your order by April 10th, or if you're running a bit behind and can't order before the 10th you can select faster shipping in order for your order to make it before Easter. 

I was pretty happy with all of the supplies we received. The jumbo filled eggs each had a small toy (such as a necklace, yo-yo, ball on a string, or mini-finger skateboard) and a sticker inside. The 144 pastel eggs we received were pretty decent, although the "pastel pink" color was nearly white. The eggs were small, but I was happy that all but 3 of the eggs closed (and stayed closed). I filled those with the Easter Candy and Toy assortment. The assortment included Easter gliders (which were pretty nice, little kids would likely need help from an adult to assemble), sticky bunnies (hard to describe, they remind me of those slap hands from the 90's), flying bunnies, temporary tattoos, flying disks and of course some candy. The baskets we got were on the smaller side, but were great for about 6 eggs and a couple of the small toys. 

The biggest thing I wish were different was with the basket bags. I really wish some coordinating twist ties came with the bags. It's a small thing, but it means I need to make a trip for some ribbon or twist ties for the bags. 

How about you; what kinds of supplies do you need for Easter? Do you plan on having an egg hunt, Easter Baskets, both?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Gentle {Spring} Cleaning #DDDivas sponsored

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

From the sound of the rain on our roof I can tell that Spring is here. I am SO thankful, because that was probably the longest Winter I can remember, at least in my area. With Spring comes Spring cleaning... something that is always a lot of work but refreshing once completed. I'm always more apt to keep up with the cleaning once my whole house looks great (I want it to stay that way)!

Cleaning can be tough not only on your muscles, but on your skin, too. Simple things like gloves and lotion can help make cleaning a bit more gentle. This Swiffer mop really helps, too... no more buckets of water! 



When you think of cleaning you usually think of your home, right? Well, you can also think of those little baby bottoms. Whenever we change our babies, we need to clean them up, right? Well, how gentle is that clean?  With Pampers Sensitive cleaning can be a bit more Gentle. Pampers and Double Duty Divas has given me the chance to help give someone the gift of a "Gentle Clean". 

I pondered what I could do to make this happen. At first, I thought maybe a cleaning service...but $50 doesn't go all that far. Instead I've teamed up with a local parent resource center and given two moms a gift basket of Pampers Sensitive diapers and wipes! Gentle on the parent's pocketbooks and gentle on baby's tush! Perfect.

Pampers wants to give everyone a chance to get a gentle clean, so there's a great Twitter party on April 8th.

Twitter Party Information:
The Twitter Party will take place on Tuesday April 8th at 9pm EST. 
Please share this link and encourage your readers to join us and RSVP: http://twtvite.com/PampersGentleClean

To participate, follow your hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, and our sponsor @Pampers.

Twitter Party Prizes Include:
1 Box of Pampers Sensitive Wipes (448 ct) + $50 SpaFinder.com Gift Card
1 Box of Pampers Sensitive Wipes (448 ct) + $50 Car Cleaning Service Gift Card
1 Box of Pampers Sensitive Wipes (448 ct) + $100 Merry Maids Gift Card
1 Box of Pampers Sensitive Wipes (448 ct)
1 Box of Pampers Sensitive Wipes (448 ct) + Roomba Pet and Allergy (ARV $450)

GIVEAWAY!



Monday, March 31, 2014

RIO 2- #Givaway #Enter To #Win

I will receive the same prizepack as the winner in exchange for this promotion. 


RIO 2 hits theaters April 11!
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Blu and Jewel are back for an all new adventure in Rio 2!
The entire cast of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, RIO 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild, voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Oscar/Emmy/Tony-winner Rita Moreno, Grammy winner Bruno Mars, and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth.

Starring the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Will i am, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Mann, George Lopez, Rodrigo Santoro, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Natalie Morales, Kristin Chenoweth, and Jamie Foxx.

Enter below to have your chance to win a $25 Visa gift card and a great RIO 2 prizepack!



 
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