Archives for February 5, 2015

Hallmark wants to help you #PutYourHeartToPaper this Valentine’s Day! Special Valentine's Day Giveaway!

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day and what is my favorite thing about Valentine’s Day? CARDS! Although not just any cards. My favorite cards have always been Hallmark! So, I was quite excited when Hallmark asked bloggers if they would like to receive Valentine’s Day cards to review and feature. I didn’t hesitate and quickly replied. I love the cards that I received and was quickly able to decide which card would be perfect for each friend or loved one on my list. That is the greatest thing about Hallmark! There is always a card for everyone. There is no need to go from store to store to find the perfect card. One of my favorite collections is the Hallmark Sarah Jessica Parker collection. I was overly thrilled to see that there were three beautiful Valentine’s Day Cards from that collection.   I also found the perfect one for my best friend and for my husband.  (I’m not posting photos of them individually since they may see this post!)

Hallmark also has a great new website to check out for this upcoming holiday of love and friendship! it’s the #PutYourHeartToPaper website. As the name and theme suggests, the idea is to capture what you want to say to those you love in written form so they’ll have a tangible and long-lasting reminder of how you feel. Now, how cool is that?! Right now, the site has a series of videos that Hallmark shot with six couples (I loved watching these!)  and some tips for writing a love-letter. This website will make you smile!  Here’s one of the videos below:

We have teamed up with our friends at Hallmark for a Valentine’s Day Giveaway! You can win your own card collection of Valentine’s Cards from Hallmark! But, hurry! This is a quick giveaway! Deadline to enter is February 8th, 2015 at 10 am PST. To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favorite type of Valentine’s Day card! Is it funny? Is it serious? You tell us! One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org.

Self Disclosure: I received a Hallmark complimentary card pack to facilitate this feature. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

New Chuggington DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment New DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment, Featuring Free, Custom Activity Book with Stickers, Launches February 10 – Just in Time for Valentine’s Day! Giveaway Opportunity!

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HIGH-SPEED CHUGGINGTON FUN IS
COMING DOWN THE TRACKS WITH
‘TURBO CHARGED CHUGGER’

Fans and their families nationwide will honk their horns for high-speed adventure when “Turbo Charged Chugger,” an action-packed new ChuggingtonDVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment, pulls into retail nationwide on February 10, 2015. Featuring six turbo-charged episodes, plus a special free custom activity book with colorful stickers from Bendon Publishing, the latest traintasticChuggington” DVD is just the ticket for Valentine’s Day fun for preschoolers from coast to coast!

 

In “Turbo Charged Chugger,” (SRP $14.98), the trainees take their responsibilities to a whole new exciting level. Wilson and the Chug Patrollers attempt a daring bridge rescue, Brewster helps the Chuggineers build a new station, Koko tries to smash her Chug-A-Sonic record, the Speed Fleet competes in the Track Dash, and everyone learns how to use the Piggy-Back Wagon. With old friends and new, including Hanzo – Head of Speed Fleet, Fire Chugger Asher and Tunnel Runner Payce – riding along, young trainees at home will learn to work together, play fair and use good judgment as they take on new responsibilities of their own!

I received a sample DVD and my little nephew loved it! He loves all the action and the fun characters! This one is a Must-Have for young children!

 

Episodes:

  • “Special Rescue Team”
  • “Team Trainee”
  • “Record Breaker Koko”
  • “The Old Silver Mine Line”
  • “A Pat on the Paintwork”
  • “Top Secret Koko”

 

DVD Bonus Features:

  • Badge Quest Episode: “No Time to Waste”
  • Character Montages: Asher and Payce
  • Coloring and Activity Pages

 

Now in its fourth season on Disney Junior, “Chuggington” is a colorful and contemporary CGI-animated TV show from Ludorum that reinforces early social readiness skills. The series has become a global sensation since its debut in September 2008 in the U.K. The show has been licensed to more than 175 territories worldwide and has established ratings records in several key international markets, including the U.K., Germany, France and Australia. The series made its U.S. debut in January 2010.

In more exciting news, fans can catch their favorite trainees at Chuggington Live!, a live-action, musical children’s show, based on the popular TV series. CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure gives young fans and their families the opportunity to experience the train-tastic adventures of the Chuggington trainees, Wilson, Brewster and Koko. The tour is currently scheduled to play more than 50 cities throughout North America. The tour schedule and ticket information can be found at www.chuggingtonlive.com.

Also, click below for a  fun Valentine’s Day Chuggington-themed coloring sheet! 

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We have teamed up for a special Valentine’s Day Giveaway! To enter, leave a comment below telling us what your child’s favorite thing is about Valentine’s Day! One winner will win this action packed DVD! Deadline to enter is February 10th, 2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org.

Self Disclosure: I received a free DVD to facilitate this feature. Info and photo provided by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

 

 

Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother and 12 oz Frothing Pitcher in Stainless Steel, with Extra Whisk Attachment My favorite new Kitchen Gadget and a Kitchen Must-Have!

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I am really impressed with this product! I have never used a Milk Frother before so wasn’t sure what to quite expect. But, I simply really like making Lattes with this one! I find it impressive that it whips up in less than a minute. Actually, within less than 20 seconds! I also like that it froths soy milk, coconut milk and almond milk as well as whole milk. It also comes with a 12 oz Frothing Pitcher and an extra Whisk attachment.  It is also stylish but the best things are that it is sturdy and so easy to use! I also tried it for beating eggs and it works really well! I love that it is made of stainless steel and this really is my new favorite kitchen gadget! It’s a Kitchen Must-Have!

You can find this on Amazon.com. Ships from and sold by Moderna Housewares LLC.

Self Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for an unbiased review.