Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Popcorn Factory, 1-800-Baskets & Cheryl's Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to The Popcorn Factory we got their fun Spring Batik Popcorn Tin!

This traditional 3-Way combo of fresh popcorn came packed in a pretty Spring Batik design tin. Inside was a trio of all-natural Butter, robust Cheese and secret-recipe Caramel corn. My family really enjoyed sharing this on family night. All three flavors were fresh and really yummy! We like that you can also order a personalized photo label to add to the top on the tin for a unique gift. 

Thanks The Popcorn Factory for the delicious popcorn!
Thanks to 1-800-Baskets.com we got their Spring Godiva® Gourmet Gift Basket! 

Spring is shrugging off the sleepy winter season in favor of warmer weather and brighter days! Delicate blooms (and Godiva® desserts!) are flowering. This came wrapped so pretty with a cute purple bow. We love this great basket! It's filled with Godiva® Dark Truffle Heart Biscuits, Godiva® Chocolate Covered Raisins, Godiva® Solid White Chocolate Bar and much more. 

Thanks 1-800-Baskets.com for the fantastic chocolate filled basket!

Thanks to Cheryl's we got their Mothers Day Cookie Box-Frosted Flowers!

These came to our door wrapped in a pretty box. We were excited to open it to find buttercream frosted flower cut-outs cookies. These cookies not only look sweet but are so fresh and very yummy! We ate them up in no time and loved them. My boys and hubby said we should order some manly ones for Father's Day lol! 

Thanks Cheryl's for the awesome fresh baked cookies!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Today's Winners...

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Grand Prize Winner Oreck Pilot Vacuum...
House of Sarager


Savvy Rest pillow...
Hendy 


Gulliver's Travels DVD...

Amazing Grass prize pack...
HomemadeBaby


$50 gift card to The Pretty Peacock...
Jenny Martin


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Monday, April 25, 2011

1-800-Flowers.com Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to 1-800-Flowers.com I got one of their great Mother's Day products! They sent me a beautiful Nature's Springtime Azalea!

Azaleas are the royalty of the garden, and rule Spring with their signature blossoms. My stunning hot pink azalea plant came in a gorgeous white ceramic planter, complete with embossed bird and butterfly design.
  • Freshly potted hot pink azalea plant arrives budding and ready to bloom into abundant beauty
  • Stylish white ceramic planter features a striking embossed green butterfly and bird design; planter measures 4.75"H x 6.75"D.
  • Measures overall approximately 12-16"H
I was so excited when my package got here! It came well packaged and protected. I opened it very carefully to find my fabulous plant. I love how beautiful the Nature's Springtime Azalea is. It's starting to open up and looks amazing on my table! 

1-800-Flowers has perfect gifts for Mother's Day or any other day of the year! Thank you so very much 1-800-Flowers.com for the awesome products and customer service! 

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Shari's Berries Review and Giveaway...


 
 24 Hand-Dipped Strawberries

These incredible, mouthwatering creations are simply divine! Each succulent strawberry is hand-dipped and covered with nuts, coconut, chocolate chips, or additional swizzle. The end result is a heavenly combination of flavors. These came carefully hand-packed and delivered in an attractive gift box.

We took these with us to a family party and they were a huge hit! Everyone loved them and they didn't last long. We were impressed with how large and yummy they were. They looked so elegant and would make perfect Mother’s Day gifts

Thank you Shari's Berries for the awesome products and customer service!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

KNOCKOUT DVD Review and Giveaway...


PHASE 4 FILMS
ANNOUNCES THE BLU-RAY, DVD & VOD RELEASE OF
THE STEVE AUSTIN ACTION FAMILY FILM KNOCKOUT
ON APRIL 26, 2011

KNOCKOUT stars wrestler turned movie star Steve Austin (The ExpendablesDamageThe Longest Yard), a pop culture icon with a huge fan following from his vital role in the World Wrestling Entertainment arena.  The direct-to-DVD and VOD film brings Steve Austin back to the ring to train a rising boxing star, played by Daniel Magder (“Life with Derek”).

KNOCKOUT is an inspiring story in the vein of under-dog classics such asThe Karate Kid and Rocky

Outsider and new kid Matthew (Daniel Magder) desperately wants to join his high school’s boxing team, but resident bully and boxing champion Hector stands in his way. Facing constant torment, Matthew finds an unlikely ally in Dan (Steve Austin), the school’s janitor and one-time amateur boxer. Despite Matthew’s overprotective parents and unimposing size, Dan sees potential in him. Together, they train for the biggest boxing match of Matthew’s life and discover what it truly means to be a winner.

Phase 4 Films will release KNOCKOUT on April 26, 2011. The Blu-ray and DVD will be available at all major retailers.



KNOCKOUT Specifications:
Release Date: April 26, 2011
Genre: Action, Family
Run Time: 95 Minutes
Rating: PG
Sound: 5.1 Surround Sound
DVD Aspect Ratio: (16x9) Widescreen
Language: English
Bonus Features: Trailer, Digital Copy of Feature

We were excited to watch this movie! I knew it was going to be a great hit here at our house with all boys. Steve Austin is great in this movie. We like how he helps Mathew believe that he's a champion and he can win the fight. We felt bad for Dan (Steve Austin) when he looses his job but we were happy to see him show up for the final round to help Mathew finish the fight. This is a great movie to watch for family night. We all really enjoyed it!

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Barry Manilow CD Review and Giveaway...

DUETS  COLLECTION BY BARRY MANILOW
ALL-STAR DUET PARTNERS  BARBRA STREISAND, BETTE MIDLER, MEL TORMÉ, SARAH VAUGHAN, DIONNE WARWICK, SHEENA EASTON, REBA McENTIRE, KID CREOLE, THE ASSOCIATION, AND MORE
Available at both physical and digital retail outlets starting May 3, 2011, through Arista/Legacy            

Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning recording artist Barry Manilow has been proudly collaborating with the world’s greatest singers whenever possible.  His duet partners have included Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, Reba McEntire, Mel Tormé, Sarah Vaughan, Diane Schuur, Phyllis McGuire (of the McGuire Sisters), Sheena Easton, and many more.  He has also collaborated with pop groups like Kid Creole & the Coconuts and the Association.

For the first time, 15 of Barry’s most outstanding and memorable performances with an A-list of singers have been collected on DUETS. 

DUETS is a timely reminder of Barry Manilow’s successful residency at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas, with performance dates now extended into 2012. “I’m very proud of this album,” Manilow said recently.  “Recording each song was a thrill because these singers are so great, but listening to all of the cuts back to back was an overwhelming experience.  Getting the opportunity to sing with them was an honor.”

With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records).  His track record includes no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

I just got through listening to this CD and love it! I am excited it will be coming out soon so I can buy it for my sister who loves Barry Manilow also! I think it's so cool having the other singers featured on it as well. Thanks so much SONY ENTERTAINMENT! 

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Scentsy Review and Giveaway...


Thanks to Nicole with Scentsy I got to review a fun warmer and also some bars!

Check out this cute Piece by Piece warmer! Colorful jigsaw pieces playfully pop out from the puzzle adorning Piece by Piece, Scentsy’s newest Charitable Cause Warmer, designed to represent the mission of Autism Speaks™.

Solving the puzzle of Autism, piece by piece Scentsy will donate 100% of the net Proceeds from the sale of the warmer directly to Autism Speaks™
I love and collect all the fun holiday warmers. I picked the Liberty warmer and 3 fun bars to go with it! I love them all! I was excited that Scentsy just came out with some new warmers and scents! 

I love all the different Scentsy warmers and bars they have. Go visit Nicole and check out all the cool products! She is awesome to work with and makes sure you get your items safe and fast!

Why Scentsy? Scentsy is the Authentic Wickless Candle Company, founded on the simple idea of offering a safer alternative to traditional candles. 

Highly scented wickless candles, heated in decorative warmers where the wax is melted by the heat of a low-watt bulb, infuse a space with beautiful fragrance – without a flame. The concept is simple. The warmers are beautiful. The fragrances are unique.
 
Scentsy warmers are
SAFE to use around kids and pets. The wax is warmed by a low watt light bulb.  The exclusive Scentsy wax also has a melting point of just above normal body temperature so the melted wax will not burn. 

No Flame. No Wick. No Soot. No Worries.

I was very excited to get my package! Nicole sent me some fun samples and a adorable magnet. She really goes the extra mile with her customers to make sure they are happy. Thank you Nicole for the awesome products and customer service! 

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$50 gift card to the Happy Easter Store... 

Karen Greenberg 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Red Lobster Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Red Lobster my hubby and I had a great date night out for our birthdays! We were excited to go during their Lobsterfest that is going on right now. 

Red Lobster has recently debuted new lunch and dinner menu items, inspired by regional flavors throughout America -- New England Lobster Rolls, Maple-Glazed Salmon and Shrimp, and Pecan-Crusted Jumbo Shrimp, just to name a few. All their new dishes are under $20, so they’re a good value too!

First we were excited to meet the General Manager Michael Fiorello! He was awesome and told us about some of the new dishes they have out. We were impressed with his dedication to the company. He has worked there since he was a teenager and loves his job and it shows.

Our waiter Arthur Muett was very knowledgeable of  everything on the menu. He suggested some great items for us to try and gave us fantastic service! Next time we go to Red Lobster we are definitely going to request him as our waiter. 

Between Michael and Arthur, they made us feel like VIP'S as they do with all their guests. Thank you so much for everything, you guys are amazing!

We started off with the Lobster Bisque which is back by popular demand. It was delicious! Then we tried the New England Lobster Rolls and also the new Hand-Battered Fish and Chips. Both of them were really yummy.

I ordered the Maine Lobster Tail they cooked over the oak wood fire topped with scampi butter. It was incredible! It also came with crab legs and shrimp scampi. My hubby ordered his favorite, steak and shrimp scampi. We have tried shrimp scampi a lot of places and Red Lobster's is the BEST!

We couldn't pass up some of their great desserts. Since we were stuffed, we ordered them to go. Which worked out great so we could share them with the kids. Thanks Red Lobster for the wonderful service and food! 
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Monday, April 18, 2011

ProFlowers Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to ProFlowers we got to review some of their great Mother's Day flowers! They sent us their beautiful 18 long stemmed roses!



18 fresh-cut, long-stemmed red roses 
With baby's breath and greenery
Measures approximately 20" tall.


There is no flower that expresses true love as timelessly and as perfectly as the long-stemmed red rose. ProFlowers red roses are always breath-taking and always guaranteed to last at least a week, ensuring your message of love endures.

We love these beautiful roses! They opened up so nicely. They are big, full and awesome! ProFlowers has the perfect fresh flowers for Mother's Day or any other day of the year!
ProFlowers has been connecting consumers with fresh-from-the-field flowers since 1998. It's no wonder that ProFlowers has led the industry in providing a 7 day freshness guarantee on each and every order.

ProFlowers started with a single farm in California, shipping just 500 rose bouquets for Valentine's Day. 10 years later, they serve more than 7 million customers with 185 fresh cut varieties from eight different countries around the world.


At each one of their farms, employees and experts nurture the flowers from bud to blossom, ensuring only the best-of-the-best get picked for your bouquet.


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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mayhem 3D XBOX 360 Game Review...

Since we have all boys we were really excited to review the Mayhem 3D XBOX 360 game! This game has been a HUGE hit here at our house. Our boys love racing games and are having a blast playing this. It came with 3D glasses and they think that is the coolest thing ever. They are having fun with the demolition derby mode because they like to crash into each other.

We like that this game has a lot of different challenges. One of our favorites is the Pit Pusher. You race against the clock to knock all of the targets into the pit. The other fun challenges are Duck Shoot, Rear Wrecker, and Part Collector. This game gets a thumbs up from everyone here at our house!

Start your engines! 

Time to crush or be crushed in the white-knuckle racing and car destruction game. Featuring a 3D gameplay option compatible with any TV and a graphic novel aesthetic, Mayhem boasts 20 levels in five arenas and four exciting game modes.

Up to eight users can brawl at a time or two local players can go head-to-head on a splitscreen. Drivers can choose from 120 different vehicles in six different classes and earn 'Mayhem Points' to unlock new levels by smashing into an opponent's vehicle resulting in a loss of parts or even explosions.
  • Diverse environments.
  • 4 gameplay modes.
  • Vehicle customization.
  • Drivers can earn boost from collecting parts knocked off other vehicles filling the boost meter to receive "Ramming Speed."
  • Bonus minigame challenges.
  • Optional 3D.
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Friday, April 15, 2011

HearthSong Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to HearthSong we got to review some of their absolutely darling kids toys! They sent us one of their Tea Party KitchensThanks Jackie for your help with this review!  
Isn't this the most darling play kitchen you have ever seen? I just love it--and so do my children. My daughter plays with it ALL the time. She is only 18 months and already can't get enough of it. My Three year old refuses to play with anything else. It has been a HUGE hit at our house.

This prettily painted wooden kitchen features a stove, shelf, plastic sink, and a row of tea cup hooks, plus a storage cabinet to keep things neat and tidy. There's even a little "window" so kids can enjoy the view as they "wash" dishes. 

The chunky knobs on the stove and sink were designed just for little hands and really work. Girls will also love to swivel the sink faucet from side to side-just like Mom does in her kitchen!

Compact size makes it a great way to cook up fun in any space, and it's also easy to clean - just use a damp cloth and mild soap.  Who doesn't love easy to clean?


HearthSong has loads of fantastic children's items. Check them all out! I love the quality and style of their darling wooden toys!  I could spend hours on their website- and get one of everything!

Thank you so very much HearthSong for the great products and awesome customer service!

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