Thursday, January 31, 2013

#Disney #Superbowl Commercials to watch for #DisneyOz #LoneRanger #IronMan3

#DisneyOz posters#DisneyOz posters
So, Superbowl is coming up and it's that time of year where there's always a ton of commericials and rampant competition for which commercial triumphs over which. Just the other day when I was at the live taping of The View, they were discussing the racial ramifications of the new Volkswagen commercial. Serious things aside though, it's Friday, and we need to let loose. Here are some sure to be great commercials to watch for during this year's Superbowl. Besides the puppy commercials I so adore, I always enjoy my Disney goodies too!

A treat for Kitchen Enthusiasts US 02/12

It's time for another fun giveaway for my friends who love being in the kitchen. It's the RED HOT BLENDTEC GIVEAWAY sponsored by Blendtec Blenders. Thank you to My Vegan Gluten-Free Life for hosting and Coupons with Q, Mom Blog Society, My Old Coke County Home, The Saturday Evening Pot, Stay a Stay at Home Mom, Kids Cooking Activities, To Cook With Love, Bay Area Mommy for cohosting.

The #StarWars legacy continues with Episode VII! #movies #Disney

Dun dun...dun dun dun dun dun...dun dun dun dun dun...dundundundun...LOL, did you get it? Get it? Hahaha...Star Wars is coming back? Oh man, I remember the good old days when we watched several in a row during our Girl Guide days. I told the SO that the other night and he said, "Geek!" LOL, oh well, a classic like this is coming back. You may have heard recently that Disney has acquired Lucasfilm but here's more exciting news...J.J. Abrams will be directing Star Wars: Episode VII!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

#Dreamworks Studios' ventures into controversy -#WikiLeaks drama: The Fifth Estate

Have you heard of Dreamworks Studios' latest project, The Fifth Estate? The Fifth Estate is a WikiLeaks drama. For those of you who don't know, WikiLeaks is an online site that publishes top secret information, news leaks and more. It is a way for people to submit sources of information, while staying anonymous.
Dreamworks, The Fifth Estate, WikiLeaks movie

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

RoyalNote #Sweepstakes US/CAN 2/13 #MadameDealsEvents

How are your pockets feeling now that the holiday season is over? Empty? Ya, I know the feeling so here's some great news...Madame Deals Media has joined up with RoyalNote to bring you this awesome Giveaway! Enter to win 1 of 5 $50 Amazon Gift Cards!

Exclusive Pinkie Pie Party items! #MyLittlePony

Ah, I know so many of you who love My Little Pony! Did you know an exclusive My Little Pony DVD and products are about to make it to Wal-Mart? My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Pinkie Pie Party DVD is now exclusively in Wal-mart starting today! It includes the popular "Too Many Pinkie Pies" episode from Season 3.

Monday, January 28, 2013

pinkEpromise brings jewelry and love for friends US 2/1 #MissionGiveaway #PayItForward

Mission Giveaway
This week's mission giveaway shares a great company and cause. So many women are affected by breast cancer...honestly, it doesn't affect just women. When a loved one is diagnosed, everyone suffers. So, it's really heartwarming to see a company that developed out of these relationships. Read their story and you'll see that they came out stronger and with a mission to help others!

A new #Petsmart's Nature's Miracle Crate for #BabyPom! #pets #dogs

JR: I had a crate from the day Mommy first picked me up and I've been sharing with BabyPom as well. It's time he got his own crate. Luckily, PetSmart was kind enough to send us Nature's Miracle Advanced Pet Suite with Antimicrobial Product Protection. That sounds fancier than anything I ever had! It's super portable and easy to assemble and take apart. Mom had it done in about a minute. Mommy thinks they sent her Chance but secretly, I think it's for me!
Nature's Miracle Pet Suite Antimicrobial Protection

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Deep Dish Pies, not quite the kind with pepperoni #spon

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mrs. Smith's. All opinions are 100% mine.
That's right, Mrs. Smith has come out with a line of Signature Deep Dish Pies. They aren't the type I usually think of now, being a transplanted New Yorker. Now, when I think of pies, pizzas come to mind. It's definitely been awhile since I have had the opportunity to eat real dessert pies. Real dessert pies! They sound amazingly delish too!

I am who I am...#TheBigShoutOut

I am who I am...

because of my parents...without you, I would've never learnt...
-to love others
-to be responsible
-to be caring
-to be ethical
-to be honorable
-to fight for what's right

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine's features on #Disney Junior featuring Doc McStuffins and Handy Manny

Disney Junior fans, I have some fun Valentine's Day news to share with you. There'll be Valentine's Day themed episodes of your favorite Doc McStuffins and Handy Manny shows.
Doc McStuffins, My Huggy Valentine

Friday, January 25, 2013

Finding My Faith? Regaining My Faith? #ChickenSoup

Chicken Soup
As of late, I've found myself kind of wandering without a purpose, without a direction. There are many things on my mind and I haven't had a good night's rest in a month. As things stand as they are, it's going to be like this for another couple of months. It's been difficult feeling unsettled but I've been trying my best to keep it bottled in as to not negatively impact those around me who are facing more stress.
Finding My Faith

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Reviva Labs with Newly Named Products for the better US 1/30 #skincare #beauty

Reviva Labs review
Reviva Labs isn't an unfamiliar brand to us here at WOS. Part of it's draw is definitely the fact that it's used at over 1200 professional skin care salons. Skin care is especially important during these winter months when it's particularly easy to get dried out. This time, we will be taking a look at two creams that have always been in their line just renamed. You tell me, do they live up to the name change? Oh and be sure to stick with us because this is a part of the New Year's Giveaway Hop so not only will you be able to enter to win the review products here, you can also visit the other blogs for other great giveaways!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Releasing my frustration and dealing with stress via #games #FarCryGold #spon

Far Cry 3
Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please visit to get your own copy of Far Cry 3, today's Gold Box Deal of the Day! I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.

Ah, it's been a stressful week. Our car got broken into, we had our car manual along with the registration and insurance in it and it's pretty leather cover stolen. Mmhmm, they stole a car manual and oh ya, our tire pressure gauge too. Yes, it was nice one too. You may think, why would they do that? We thought so too but apparently the manual itself for our car model is worth $100. *Jaw Drop* Yes, these idiots decided to break into our car, leave us a $500 deductible and several grand in damage to steal a car manual and a tire pressure gauge. Unbelievable, right? I need to unwind.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Target Shopping Spree courtesy of Coupon Chief US 1/25 #PayItForward #MissionGiveaway

Mission Giveaway
Ah, I know, we haven't posted a Mission Giveaway in awhile with the crazy holiday season but here's the newest one! How do you feel about coupons that help you save and may even help you earn a bit of cash? A neat concept, I think!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

#MyYesDress goes from Pork Chop Buns to Afternoon Tea at the #Macau Tower #Frockstar

Karina Dresses
When you visit Macau, there are a number of things you want to see and taste. One of these are the infamous pork chop buns. On one early, chilly morning, we did just that! Oh, but you can't just go to any have to go to the shop that started it all located near the Galaxy Hotel. There are several options of pork chop buns or pork chop on noodles. However, we were so early that morning that we only had two choices so we ordered both to test it out.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Steaming it up on dreary days with #DRAsianMeals #CBias

When it's gloomy and mopey outside, I really don't feel like cooking. All I want is something warm and quick. Where do I go? Well, it is New York so I'm definitely heading to my neighborhood's Duane Reade first.
Duane Reade

#KarinaNation believes in #Frockstars from Ages 18-80

Karina Dresses
Yes, it's true and we've proved it! Karina dresses are really built for women of all sizes and almost all ages. At Karina Dresses, they are very proud of being dresses for women from ages 18-80. Well, we put that to the test during my recent Hong Kong trip!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Make the most out of your #Frankenweenie movie night with this fun pack

Frankenweenie Activity Sheets
To celebrate the release of Frankenweenie on Blu-Ray and DVD, here are some bonus clips and a special activity pack to download. It'd make for a great family movie night!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Date night with #MyYesDress #Frockstar

Karina Dresses
I'm travelling so much lately so you know what's about to come...another fun filled #KarinaNation post with my favorite travelling buddy, Karina Dresses. We recently returned from a business trip in Minnesota. However, you know we can't just do all business so the SO and I decided we'd have a date night before all the customary business stuff.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New adventures and coloring sheets from the Littlest Pet Shop

The Littlest Pet Shop
This storyline is great. How cool would it be to be Blythe Baxter who moves into an apartment above The Littlest Pet Shop. Oh, I'd love to live by a pet shop although I may be there on a daily basis!

A Monster in Paris arrives soon on Blu-ray and DVD!

A Monster in Paris Movie
In one of my favorite cities in the world, a monster will be released on April 16th. Shout! Factory and EuropaCorp will release A Monster in Paris on DVD and Blu-Ray! The English voice cast includes Vanessa Paradis, Catherine O’Hara, Bob Balaban, Sean Lennon, Adam Goldberg, Jay Harrington, and Danny Huston.

Monday, January 14, 2013

This #Frockstar films a shampoo commercial for #KarinaNation on The Peak in #HongKong

Karina Dresses
While I was in Hong Kong, I was solicited to film a commercial for #KarinaNation. Mmmhmm, this fashionista was in a shampoo commercial! I was wearing Karina Dresses' Penelope 3/4 Sleeve in Creme Brullee Puchi size XS and ready to go.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Striiving to maintain my 2013 #fitness resolutions #MillionSteps #BestBuy

Striiv Pedometer Review
I've tested out a few pedometers in my day and I usually get sick of items once they become somewhat tedious...which is why I always have a hard time maintaining my New Year's resolutions. Every year, there's a couple that are at the top of the list. Every year, I fail. LOL, one of them is definitely fitness and weight loss. With the dogs, it helps a little since that guarantees several walks a day but I think I've found myself a little extra incentive.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Big news! #Oscar nominations for some of my favorite #Disney films of 2012

Well well well, I can't say I wasn't expecting the majority of these. If you haven't heard yet, The Walt Disney Studios earned 17 Oscar nominations! Are you ready to see the list?

It's how cold and this #Frockstar still wants to travel in #MyYesDress?!

Karina Dresses
As some of you may have read last month, I finally had a rare opportunity to take a family vacation. It's been years since my brother was able to get some time off so it made this all the more special.

I usually stress over packing. I always worry about what to pack and if I've forgotten anything. It can take me anywhere from a full day to a couple days to pack. This time, I set a new record. It was the first time packing finished so quickly. My secret?

Friday, January 11, 2013

The return of Never Land is here! #PeterPan

Peter Pan
Okay, I'm so jealous of those of you living in the west coast! I would love to see Disney's Peter Pan at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood before it's Diamond Edition Blu-Ray Combo pack release on February 5th. Between January 11 to February 13, 2013, join in the exclusive screening of Peter Pan. They even have special events planned out.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Strange love for #Frankenweenie 3D and activity sheets!

Frankenweenie review
Ah, ever since I went to the red carpet premiere of Frankenweenie, I've wanted to get my hands on this! And I finally have, in 3D and BluRay! Did you go see it in theaters back in October? It's a heartwarming story about Victor Frankenstein and his dog, Sparky, in the town of New Holland. It's a story about the emotions one goes through when a loved pet passes and well, in Victor's case, he brings Sparky back to life through a science experiment!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

How to get rid of unwanted hair -#Tria Part 5

I'm nearing the end of my 6 month journey with Tria Laser. 5 months have quickly gone by in the blink of an eye. I'm still wondering where 2012 went. Of course, I'll find myself halfway through this year before I know it!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Coca Cola pays it forward in 2013! US 1/23 #CocaColaPIF #spon

My Coke Rewards Pay It Forward #CokePIF
Last year, WOS and our fans had a great time paying it forward and doing some good for the community. Let's start of the new year with the same attitude! Coca-Cola has started their second annual “Pay It Forward” program through My Coke Rewards and they'd love to hear about a young person that you would nominate and why. Nominate a youth aged 16-21 as of May 01, 2013 from now through March 2, 2013 to win 1 of 4 apprenticeship experiences under a celebrity history maker (business mogul Magic Johnson; chairman and CEO of BET Networks, Debra Lee; or hip hop artist and philanthropist, Common). Coca-Cola’s “Pay It Forward” program allows parents, relatives, mentors, friends and the community to support aspiring young people achieve their dreams. Having a hard time choosing just one? Well, you can nominate up to 5 youngsters and they can also nominate themselves. With each nomination, you are entered to win $5000 for yourself.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Hello 2013! What did you miss in 2012?

Happy New Years! I think I'm still in shock that we're already into 2013. Are you? 2012 seemed to go by way too quickly. I had so many plans for a 2012 wrap up post and it may still come...but for now, how are you coping? Are you still writing 2012 on your dates?

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Enter for your chance to head to the Emerald City! #DisneyOz

Oz, The Great and Powerful Travel Sweepstakes
We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz! Are you ready to go visit the Emerald City of Seattle, WA? Disney has rolled out a New Year's Road to Emerald City sweepstakes.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Stocking up on Active Wear from @OldNavy #stylecouncil #fashion #style

Old Navy's Active Wear Section
More fun at Old Navy for Style Council members! This time, for some of my favorite attire to be in...athletic clothes! I love my sweats, tanks, and sweaters! As usual, Old Navy sent me two coupons, one for me and one for my friend for one top and one bottom. How generous, right? As you know from last time, Krista from NYC Talon lives a fair distance away so I sent her one of the coupons. Are you excited to see our pics this time?