Sunday, March 31, 2013

Continuing on my #health spree with baked #seafood US 4/15

I'm always trying to eat healthier but I do love my seafood! Crab cakes, calmari, and all that delectable fun! Unfortunately, those aren't that healthy for me. My healthiest seafood ventures would be sashimi. I've always loved Gorton's Seafood though because of the abundance of flavor but now they've come out with 20 new seafood options with 200 calories or less per serving!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy #Easter! Fun #activities for you and your family!

A Monster in Paris
Happy Easter weekend! Are you enjoying time with your family? Could you use some fun activity sheets? I've got some fun clips and activities from A Monster in Paris, out on DVD on April 16th.

Sneak peek at the characters and voice cast of #DisneyPlanes

I just received the cutest Cars toys in the mail and I couldn't help but think of the upcoming Planes, from Disney! We're huge fans of Cars in this household and we can't wait until Planes comes out. The endearing story of a cropduster who would love to be a high-flying racer but just so happens to have a fear of heights.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Settling in for some sweet board #games for game night! #toys

Board game heaven for all is what Wonder Forge should call themselves. With an expansive line of games, you can't help but be pulled in.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Getting ready for a special day with #DRLean1 #cbias #SocialFabric

Those of you who know me, know I've tried countless fitness and weight loss products. I seem to be testing out a new one every month or so. They all work to a degree but I just can't seem to stick to them to see consistent effects. Yet, I still push myself to try them in my quest for fitness, good health, and a healthy body weight. Ya, I know, you all see me and think I'm crazy. I'll tell you this though. I look 20-25lbs lighter than what my real weight is. Surprised?

Blue Heart of Mars -Download the #book and a bonus! WW 4/14

The Book Blast this time features Blue Hearts of Mars by by Nicole Grotepas. It's all about forbidden love and secrets in a world of technology! Don't forget to enter to win a $50 Gift Card OR Paypal cash.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A trip to #IronMan3's premiere!? Quick turnaround! #DisneyOz

OMG, this could be the biggest thing yet! Even better than last time's Starbucks challenge for the #DisneyOz premiere! Have you heard yet? Marvel is doing a several day sweepstakes for you to enter to win a trip to the premiere of Iron Man 3 (in theaters May 3)!

Spring Fling with eShakti #fashion

Spring is officially here! Nothing says Spring like the growth of new greenery, the smell of flowers. How about on a dress?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sweet relish! Goodies and a Good Cause! #spon

Sweet Relish! I've found something sweet! You know, there are so many websites out there for shopping these days, it takes forever to look for everything. When I ask my SO what he thinks of stuff I picked, I'm forever flipping through tabs and windows to try and find each and every one. I have found the ultimate solution in the form of Sweet Relish.

#Tips to Improving your #Memory #LifesDHA

How's your memory for things? Me? I have selective memory. I have good memory for the most random things, things that I like. Or maybe that's the case for everyone. So, when I was invited to the "Train Your Brain" event with two-time USA Memory Challenge winner, Nelson Dellis, I was interested.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

#BabyPom and JR's Spring Wardrobe and #Disney Pups! #fashion

JR & BabyPom: You know, we live in the Big Apple, the fashion capital of the world so we have to be in on the newest and latest fashions, right?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Amazon #Instagram Blast #Sweepstakes Worldwide 3/31

amazon blast
Wow, it's already week 4 of 8 of these Amazon Blasts. Can you believe how quickly it's gone by? Together with my buddy at Makobi Scribe, the host of the blasts, we are bringing you this Amazon Instagram blast. We host one of these blasts each week! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for the blast here. If you are a reader, then good luck! The winner will wins an Amazon gift card for $100.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cooking with Ted Allen! #CookWithSpreads

Well, as some of you know, I was a very lucky lady last week because I got to cook with Ted Allen! And...the best part is, the cupcakes we made turned out perfectly. I didn't destroy anything. Why?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The beautiful things in life #WordlessWednesday #DisneyOz

This Wordless Wednesday, let us celebrate the beauty of life and nature. Flowers, birds, butterflies, and the like. The very simple but beautiful things that sustain our ecosystem and life sources.

Enter Ixeos, an alternate Earth WW 4/7

The Book Blast this time features Ixeos by Jennings Wright. I just took a peek at the synopsis and it sounds like a fun adventure! Read a bit about it and don't forget to enter to win a $50 Gift Card OR Paypal cash.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Feeling creative? Design your own tees! US 03/22 #MissionGiveaway #PayItForward

Mission Giveaway
Guess what? I've got a really cool review and giveaway coming up with WhoopTee shirts. WOS is going to be getting our own logo custom designed and printed on tees from WhoopTee for us and a few of our fans! In advance of that, check out this sweet Mission Giveaway where you and a friend will get to design two custom shirts of your own, each!

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Buddies are coming back as Super Buddies #dogs #puppies #movies

Super Buddies, a new #Disney Buddies film
Some of my favorite star puppies are going to be back on the big screen soon! As super heroes!! Watch Rosebud, B-Dawg, Budderball, Buddha and Mudbud's newest adventure as caped crusaders! Yes, I'm talking about Disney's SUPER BUDDIES (directed by Robert Vince, written and produced by Robert Vince and Anna McRoberts) to be released August 27th on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cirque du Soleil takes you to new heights in Worlds Away

Cirque du Soleil is one of those shows that I've always wanted to watch. I don't know why but they're always sold out, aren't they? So, I was psyched when I received Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away to review and this viewing pack that gave me a glimpse into that world I've always wanted to see.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Amazon #Facebook Blast #Sweepstakes Worldwide 3/23

amazon blast
Ready for week 3 of 8? It's here! My friend at Makobi Scribe, some other bloggers and I are bringing you this Amazon Facebook blast. We host one of these blasts each week! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for the blast here. If you are a reader, then good luck! The winner will receive an Amazon gift card for $100.

Good luck!

Enter on the Giveaway Tools form below from Mar 15 11:59PM EST to Mar 23 11:59PM EST. Open Worldwide. Good luck! Please take the time to enter my other giveaways while you're here.

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Your choice of Concert Tickets! US 03/29

Music to me is a source of is happiness and relaxation. It can pick up my mood and wash away worries. So, I'm happy to join up with Blog with Mom and Adventures of My Family of 8 in this awesome concert ticket giveaway event!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Muddy 'Cado Shake #Recipe just in time for #StPatricksDay sweet tooth has been happily satisfied lately. I love ice cream but may have just found one that I can't resist eating!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

#Easter fun with Rise of the Guardians and downloadable activity sheets!

Just in time for Easter, Dreamwork's RISE OF THE GUARDIANS will be available in a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Pack with UltraViolet™ or single-disc DVD. Lucky me for receiving it early along with a fantastic viewing pack that gave us some chocolatey, Easter goodness! With each DVD Pack, you'll even find two colorful hopping toy eggs inspired by the ones seen in the film!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

#DisneyOz, #WreckItRalph, and more #Disney fun to get you through your week!

Oz The Great and Powerful makes #1 movie in the world
Getting you through the week with some Hump Day entertainment and fun! Have you watched Oz The Great and Powerful yet? You should because it's currently the #1 movie of the year! Have you seen the Mariah Carey's new music video for "Almost Home" yet? For your convenience, I've got it right here!

Being the bad guy or bad-a$$ in #WreckItRalph

#WreckItRalph Bad Guys
Are you the ultimate Wreck-It Ralph fan, did you test yourself with the Wreck-It Ralph quiz?  Maybe you're more suited to play the bad guy in #WreckItRalph. Create your own bad guy with these fun activities. Download the file by clicking the image below.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Ultimate #WreckItRalph fan? Put it to the test with this quiz!

One of my favorite parts of Wreck-It Ralph is the ending lines of the Bad Anon Meeting.
I am bad and that's good. I'll never good and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
Where do you find such adorable bad guys? Right? So loveable! See it for yourself in this Bad Guy Second Thoughts clip.

This #Frockstar sees the hard truths of girl #education in #GirlRising

Girl Rising Documentary Review
As a Karina Dresses Ambassador, this #frockstar is proud to have represented such a great company at the Girl Rising screening. Have you heard of this powerful documentary narrated by 9 renowned actresses (Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway, and more) before? It covers the stories of nine courageous girls from nine different countries around the world who stand up for the education of girls. As a feminist myself, I believe in equality of the sexes. There's nothing that excuses the right to education. Girls are just as important as boys and deserve a chance as well.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Glazed Banana Kreme Pies and a Kreme'y nice reminder

Have you seen the new Glazed Banana KREME® Pie in grocery stores by Krispy Kreme? I am not much of a banana cream pie person; usually I go for the apple cinnamon pies. LOL, so I wasn't sure what to expect.

Show your #IronMan3 inventing skills for a trip to California & #DisneyOz activities

Okay, the geek in me is totally loving this. Disney and Marvel have a wicked cool new contest going on. It's called IRON MAN 3: INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR. C'mon, it's cool, right? It's like you're making your own invention for the Stark Expo.

Friday, March 8, 2013

This #frockstar has your insider's look at this year's hottest toys! #toyfair #TFNY #TF13

This #Frockstar has your sneak peak at this year's hottest toys as seen at #TFNY
This #Frockstar went to play at the toy fair last month as you've seen from my Hasbro and Monsters U posts. Thousands of exhibitors attended from all over the world to show off all their new toys both completed and in the works for this upcoming year. Here's your sneak peek.

#DisneyOz whisks us down the yellow brick road to Emerald City

Disney Oz The Great and Powerful movie review, #DisneyOz
If I want to be brutally honest, let's start with this. Although I knew Oz The Great and Powerful would be a good movie, I didn't expect it to impress as much as Monsters University, Planes, and Iron Man 3. Yes, I know those aren't out yet but I already know they'll be epic!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Amazon #Pinterest Blast #Sweepstakes Worldwide 3/15

amazon blast
As promised, here's the 2nd of 8 weeks of Amazon Blasts! Together with my buddy at Makobi Scribe, this week is the Amazon Pinterest blast. We host one of these blasts each week! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for the blast here. If you are a reader, then good luck! The winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spring Fashionista is here! US/CAN 03/13 #FashionistaEvents #fashion

You've been waiting for it ever since the Fall Fashionista Event. It's Spring and it's time to bust out the newest and hottest fashion items. If you've been following along, you already know how much there is in terms of prizes on WOS and the other participating blogs. Each blog has a minimum $125 prize pack. However, WOS itself has over $540 in fashion-focused items for you to win. The current estimate is $26K+, yes, that is $26 000+ worth of prizes over the 110+ blogs.

Customized #jewelry for those invisible bonds US 03/13 #MadameDealsEvents

Almost like a prelude to our Spring Fashionista Event comes a beautiful, custom jewelry piece. Curious? Have you ever though of personalizing your kids or loved ones fingerprints and turning that into a necklace. It's somewhat an intimate and beautiful thing, as if they were constantly by your side. A constant symbol of the bond between you. That's what we're giving away!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

#Marvel's #IronMan3 exclusive new #trailer finally arrives

#IronMan3's new and exclusive trailer, Iron Man 3
Did anyone read the article on Yahoo the other day? About Robert Downey Jr's "irritation therapy" and filming up close for those suit scenes? LOL, even a super hero has their problems, right?

Monday, March 4, 2013

Being a student isn't easy US 03/08 #MissionGiveaway #PayItForward

Mission Giveaway
We've all been students; it's a painful and expensive process. I'm still paying off my student loans and in a way, I haven't even finished learning yet. I was terrible with textbooks. Most of mine are still in their shrink wrap, brand new. They all cost an arm and a leg. It's not easy being a student and it would've been so much nicer if I could've had some help.

My favorite #fairies and new DVD's coming soon!

Looks like a little fairy, by the name of the Fairy Hobmother, has dropped by to spread some cheer...To commemorate this, let's list my favorite fairies in no particular order.

Some sparkle and #bling with a touch of #hope #fashionistaevents #fashion

I do love my jewelry...those pretty things that sparkle and shine! I'm proud to present as a 2013 Spring Fashionista, my friend's shop, Jewels for Hope. Jewels for Hope create not only gorgeous items but the chance to pay it forward.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Amazon Twitter Blast #Sweepstakes Worldwide 03/07

amazon blast
As a thank you for all your support, I've invested a little in bringing you more great prizes over the span of 8 fun-filled weeks! Together with my buddy at Makobi Scribe, we are bringing you this Amazon Twitter blast. We host one of these blasts each week! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for the blast here. If you are a reader, then good luck! The winner will receive an Amazon gift card for $100.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

#Disney filled weekend! #WreckItRalph #DisneyOz #IronMan3

Ladies and gents, are you ready for a fun-packed #Disney weekend? #WreckItRalph 3D Blu-Ray combo pack (get your sneak peak here) comes out in just a few days on March 5th and I've got just the activities to keep you busy while you wait.

#Fashion for the bold and #dog lovers alike! #fashionistaevents #pets

You may have recently seen my CafePress Valentine's feature. I had ordered the most adorable and comfortable pair of couples pajamas! This is why I love CafePress though; there is just so much variety.

#WreckItRalph Smashes into my heart with the Ultimate Collector's Edition #Disney #movies

#WreckItRalph review
Bwahaha, with those clumsy, oversized, 8 bit hands, #WreckItRalph has managed to smash his way into my heart again. And implant "Sugar Rush, Sugar Rush" in a perpetual cycle in my head. I received my Ultimate Collector's Edition the other day and it's a magical collection that features the 3D Blu-Ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy all-in-one!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Casual chic while avoiding land mines #FashionFriday #fashionistaevents

Ah, so it's my debut with a full outfit post, just in time for Fashion Friday. What a day to do it on. The air was chilly but all I could focus on was how not to step on the duck sh*t. Ya, you heard me. We had the genius idea that this certain location would make a great backdrop for the pics. Tell me, did I choose right?

The moral of the story? Our hearts #Undefeated!

Undefeated Documentary #review
We're athletes and the SO is a sucker for "based on true story" movies, so when I saw Undefeated, I knew it was a documentary that we'd be interested in. Now available on Blu-Ray ($24.99) and DVD ($19.98), Undefeated is a 2011 Academy Award winning documentary that tellsthe true story of overcoming obstacles and realizing dreams.