R.M. Palmer Introduces Spooktacular Halloween Treats! Giveaway Opportunity!

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R.M. Palmer is excited to introduce new treats for Halloween 2017.  These confections offer great taste, vibrant packaging, and frighteningly excellent value. Included in this year’s Halloween line are these spooktacular products:

 

Trick or Treat Mix: A NEW stand up bag that includes a mix of decorated Cookies & Crème Zombies joining Fudge Skulls, Decorated Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups and Double Crisp® Witches. Individually pouched, this mix is perfect for handing out to Trick or Treaters. 44 oz. bag – SRP: $10.00.

 

Twisted Pumpkins: Available in a NEW stand up bag that offers a fresh flavor mix of Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Spice. Available in two sizes: 12 oz. bag – SRP $3.00; 20 oz. bag – SRP: $5.00.

 

Decorated Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups: These decorated pumpkins are made with delicious creamy peanut butter in a rich chocolaty shell. Individually pouched and ideal for Trick or Treating. 15 oz. bag containing 20 cups – SRP: $3.00.

The Twisted Pumpkins are my absolute favorite! You just have to try them! I can’t choose which is my favorite of the two flavors! Caramel Apple or Pumpkin Spice! They are delicious! 

We have teamed up for a Halloween Giveaway! To enter, leave a comment below telling us which bag of candy you would like to try the most! (Did I say how much I love the Twisted Pumpkins?!) Deadline to enter is October 11th, 2017 at noon PST. U.S. Residents only, please. 

Check them out on Facebook too!

ABOUT R.M. PALMER COMPANY
R.M. Palmer Company has been crafting fun, seasonal chocolate novelties since 1948. Today, the R.M. Palmer Company is the 25th largest confectioner in North America and the 82nd largest confectioner in the world. (candyindustry.com). From its headquarters in West Reading, PA, Palmer’s 850 dedicated employees design, produce, package and ship more than 500 unique items to retail locations throughout North America – making Palmer one of America’s largest and most innovative confectioners.

Self Disclosure: I received free delicious samples to facilitate this post and giveaway. Images were also provided. 

 

GourmetGiftBaskets.com Launches National “15 & Me Selfie Search” Online Gifting Company Kicks Off 15th Birthday Countdown, Offering Consumers 17 Ways To Win

One of the top U.S. online gifting companies is celebrating its first 15 years of business in a fun, unique way, shining the spotlight on the countless customers who have contributed to this major milestone. At 11:15 a.m. (ET)today, “GourmetGiftBaskets.com‘s 15 & Me Selfie Search” will launch, offering more than $2,000 in prizes.
The $22 million ecommerce company, which provides hundreds of upscale gourmet gifting options, will turn 15 on November 15th. The selfie search invites everyone to join the countdown to this big birthday by posting selfies with the number 15 in them on the company’s Facebook or Instagram pages. All posts must be family-friendly and should contain the hashtag #GGBTurns15.
The “15” can appear on nearly anything — a cake, sign, house, T-shirt, or even printed on paper. Contestants can post as many different shots as they’d like, as well, since all posts count. All entrants will vie for one of 17 exciting prizes.
The contestant with the most creative entry will win first prize – a whopping $1,500 worth of upscale goodies! These could include elaborate gourmet baskets, towers, cookie cakes, and many more WOW-inspiring gifts.
The entrant with the highest number of posts will win second prize — a three-month membership in the Monthly Cheesecake Club, receiving a different cheesecake flavor each month.
Finally, 15 third-place winners will be chosen randomly to receive one-gallon tins of handcrafted gourmet popcorn, since GourmetGiftBaskets.com offers nearly 100 popcorn flavors from sweet to savory.
“As a company that’s all about life’s celebrations, we wanted to approach this major milestone by offering consumers something fun, different and rewarding,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jason Bergeron. “We can’t wait to see all of the selfies from our many loyal customers – and future ones, too.”
The search runs until 11:15 p.m. (ET) on November 15th. Soon afterward, winners will be announced and prizes will be distributed.
To enter, go to the special contest page, or follow instructions on the GourmetGiftBaskets.com Facebook or Instagram pages. Updates will be available on the contest page and social media channels as the selfie search gains national momentum.

Credit: GourmetGiftBaskets.com. No compensation was received to post. 

MY LITTLE PONY Giveaway

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A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win the following prize package: activity book, compact comb/mirror, temporary tattoos, ROE pass to see the film (good for 2), and a bag with a surprise pony inside! To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favorite My Little Pony character! (Lol..okay your child’s favorite!) Deadline to enter is September 27th, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected.  U.S. residents only, please.

We also have Screening passes: http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/JKpFQ65677

 

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. I received a prize package to post. 

Share your #Fail photo and win BIG with MAM!

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Multiple little fingers crammed into the nose. Spontaneous, hysterical crying. Projectile spit-up all over the cute new outfit. What does your funniest #fail photo of your child(ren) look like? Share with MAM and they’ll select three winners to win a $100 prepaid card and a $100 pack of MAM goodies! Enter here: www.facebook.com/mambabyusa

 

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When’s My Birthday?

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NEW definitive birthday book for kids. Illustrated by Caldecott honoree and New York Times bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson, WHEN’S MY BIRTHDAY? is a boisterous celebration of everything that is wonderful about birthdays.
 
WHEN’S MY BIRTHDAY? has an updated concept that focuses on the idea of patience for youngsters who simply can’t wait for their next birthday, complimented by Christian’s energetic art that kids will relate to.
This is a delightful book for young children! They will love the illustrations and I highly recommend it!
Look for it on Amazon.com.
We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win a book! To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is September 16th, 2017 at noon PST. U.S. Residents only please.
Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book to participate in this book blog tour.

#NationalBabySafetyMonth Baby Safety Tips Campaign from MAM September is #NationalBabySafetyMonth Giveaway Opportunity!

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September is #NationalBabySafetyMonth, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). This month-long event increases consumer awareness of baby safety issues and the safe selection and use of baby products. For the past 40 years MAM’s top priority has been the development of products for the well-being, safety and health of babies that make life easier for parents and allow them to focus on the joy of family.

Below are some recommendations from MAM to help raise awareness of key things we can all do to protect our babies!

 

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  • Strap in for Safety.  Did you know that falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries in children ages 0 to 19? Daily about 8,000 children in the US visit the emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. This September, JPMA is focusing on strap safety! Safety belts and straps should always be used when available, whether it’s on the go, in the car, and even at home. Visit www.babysafetymonth.org to learn more about how to create a safe environment for your child!

 

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  • Always place baby to sleep on their backs.  A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that about 2 in 10 babies are placed to sleep in incorrect positions that greatly increase the risk of SIDS.

 

Babies should *always* be placed to sleep on their backs. Placing babies to sleep on their sides is just as dangerous as placing babies to sleep on their stomachs, since they are likely  to roll over on to their stomachs while sleeping.

 

 

  • Consider pacifier usage when placing baby down for sleep and remember that the pacifier may not be reinserted once baby falls asleep. Pacifier use is shown to reduce the risk of SIDS. MAM supports the AAP published guidelines for pacifier usage. Check them out here: http://bit.ly/AAPInfantSleepSafety

Read more here if you’re interested in more information about pacifiers and how they reduce the risk of SIDS:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/116/5/1245

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  • Before placing a pacifier in baby’s mouth, check to see if there is any damage or signs of weakness. Pull the nipple in all directions and throw away the pacifier at the first sign of damage or weakness. Pay extra attention to your child’s pacifier as teeth emerge, which can occur as early as 1 month. Be sure to replace your baby’s pacifier frequently – once a month or every two months.
  • Always monitor your baby’s body temperature. Your baby could be too hot if you notice sweating, damp hair, flushed cheeks, heat rash and rapid breathing.  One of the best ways to ensure your baby can regulate their body temperature while they’re asleep is to dress them in natural fibers like cotton, bamboo and merino.

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@ErgoPouch (pictured) is a great choice when it comes to correctly dressing your baby for sleep. The correct, tog (warmth)-rated swaddle or wearable sleep bag/suit will allow you to not use blankets, which can place babies at risk of SIDS. You can see the complete ergoPouch collection at www.ergopouch.com.

 

  • Ensure that your baby’s crib meets CPSC standards and that everything in your nursery is free of harmful chemicals and toxins. Check that the crib of your choice is not on the CPSC recall list, here: http://bit.ly/cpscCribRecalls. Just as important is ensuring that your baby’s crib is placed away from (1) windows, where drafts and sunlight can put your baby at risk, and (2) drapes/blinds, which are strangulation hazards.

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Our friends at @Micuna_Usa (pictured) offer a collection of safe, stylish cribs made of sustainable materials like solid Beech Wood. Check out their wide variety of cribs here:

http://www.micunausa.com/shop-products/

  • Place baby to sleep on a firm mattress covered by a fitted sheet that meets current safety standards. Remove ALL soft objects from the crib: bumper pads, blankets, pillows and stuffed toys. A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that almost 15% of babies are placed on non-recommended sleep surfaces each night while over 90% of babies have loose, soft objects in their cribs that pose suffocation risks. Please make sure to carefully check your baby’s sleep environment for these dangers to protect their safety.

 

Looking for a great, breathable crib mattress? Our friends at @Newton Baby (pictured) make Greenguard Gold Certified breathable, washable and recyclable crib mattresses that are specially designed for baby’s health, safety and comfort.  The innovative design allows air to flow freely for optimal breathability and temperature regulation.

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  • The SIDS institute says give your baby plenty of interactive tummy time.  This should never be in a bed, a good place for this is on the floor.  Never leave baby on their stomach unattended.  Play with baby as he/she does baby push-ups.

 

@Gathre offers a great selection of wipeable, waterproof bonded leather mats — functional pieces that appeal to the modern mom’s personal aesthetic.  Choose the perfect mat for playtime with baby at www.gathre.com!

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  • MAM pacifiers come in four sizes: newborn, 0-6, 6+ and 16+.

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Each size was developed with pediatric dentists and developmental psychologists to provide your baby with the ideal pacifier at each age and stage.
These sizes are recommendations for your baby’s maximum comfort and safety; if your baby likes a MAM pacifier that is not the ideal size for his or her age, not to worry! It is still safe to use as long as all other safety guidelines http://bit.ly/mampacifiersafety are followed.

 

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win a $30 MAM gift package of assorted items including their new Perfect Pacifiers and an ergoPouch ergoCocoon swaddle to sleep bag. Follow ergoPouch and MAM on Social Media! Leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is September 19th, 2017 at noon PST. U.S. Residents only, please!

ergoCocoon Swaddle Sleep Bag

The ergoCocoon ‘no origami’ baby swaddle sleep bags are designed to be both easy to use and difficult to escape from.

The simple zip up design will keep baby snug and securely swaddled without the need for complicated wrapping. Made from skin-friendly, breathable organic cotton for superior comfort, the ergoCocoon is acknowledged as ‘hip-healthy’ by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute for its ergonomically designed bell shaped bottom which provides extra leg room for healthy hips. For those bubs that like a little more freedom or are ready to transition out of a swaddle, the ergoCocoon has poppers in the armholes that can be used to convert from a swaddle to a sleeping bag. Tog rated for warmth, there is an ergoPouch swaddle to suit every season. For more information visit ergopouch.com.

Follow Ergopouch: FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube

 

ABOUT ERGOPOUCH:

Melbourne, Australia-based ergoPouch was founded in 2009 by Alina Sack.  As a mother, Sack drew on her own personal experiences of sleep deprivation to come up with innovative products designed to help babies and kids get a better night’s sleep.  The award-winning ergoPouch collection includes premium quality baby swaddles, sleeping bags and sleep suits available from birth to 6 years of age sizing.  All ergoPouch products are made with natural fibres including Organic Cotton, Bamboo and Merino.  ergoPouch products offer great functionality and versatility with swaddles that can easily transition to a sleeping bag, and sleep suits that convert from bags to suits with legs for easy use from bassinet to stroller.

For more information visit www.ergopouch.com.

 

 

About MAM

MAM combines technological innovation, medical function and contemporary design to develop superior baby care products that support a baby’s development from day one. Since MAM developed its first pacifier in Vienna in 1976, it has evolved to become a global authority on baby care product design and quality. Today MAM products are used by families in over 60 countries and on six continents. To find out more and view MAM’s baby care range of award-winning pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers, oral care items, coordinating accessories and gift sets visit www.mambaby.com.

 

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September 9th is California’s Birthday! Celebrate with Gaslamp Popcorn! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Celebrate with Gaslamp Popcorn by posting about how young the Golden State looks after 167 years (and more than a million Hollywood facelifts).

We have teamed up for a special Giveaway! One winner will win a Prize package of Gaslamp Popcorn! They have such delicious flavors, by the way! My favorite is the Malibu Mix! The Kettle Corn doesn’t last long in our house either! I love the recipe below and it is super easy to make!

To enter the giveaway…leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing about California and your favorite flavor of Gaslamp Popcorn! Deadline to enter is September 16th, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected. U.S. Residents only, please. 

 

Birthday Cake

gaslamp popcornPopcorn Recipe Ingredients:
6 cups Gaslamp Kettle Corn Popcorn
3/4 cup white chocolate, melted
1/8 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup white or yellow cake mix
1/4 cup sprinkles

Popcorn Recipe Directions:

Melt the chocolate in the microwave, using 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until it is fully melted. Add the vegetable shortening to the chocolate and stir until it is melted. Add the cake mix to the chocolate. Pour the coating onto the popcorn and coat evenly. Use 2 spoons and toss it almost like a salad. Pour the popcorn out onto cookie sheets to cool/harden. Sprinkle immediately with your choice of sprinkles. Wait until fully hardened and enjoy this festive popcorn recipe!

This sweet and colorful popcorn recipe has just the right amount of crunch that’s perfect for any party. And by using the best Kettle Corn Popcorn made in California, you’ll get a tasty gluten-free snack that’s just right for the whole family.

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Self Disclosure: I received free samples of Gaslamp popcorn to facilitate this post/giveaway. Recipe and images were also provided.

The Bazillions Carry Kids through the School Year! Rock-n-Roll Yearbook available now! Giveaway Opportunity!

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One of the most exciting – and anxious – times in a young person’s life is the start of the school year. This fall, The Bazillionsprovide young students with a soundtrack to carry them through the school year:  Rock-n-Roll Yearbook, available on August 25.

 

The Bazillions, known for their “pitch perfect twangy indie pop rock,” tight harmonies and tangentially educational songs and music videos, are a Parents’ Choice and NAPPA Award winning mom-and-pop indie band based in Minneapolis. Led by former teachers and current life partners Adam and Kristin Marshall, The Bazillions have released three previous award-winning albums:Rock-n-Roll Recess, Heads or Tales and On the Bright Side. Animated videos onThe Bazillions YouTube channel have generated more than 6 million views. Radio shows around the nation – including SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Radio Disney and 89.3 The Current – have been spinning their tunes since the band launched in 2010.

 

From the first hand-clappy track “Back to School,” the energy remains high on this new album. “New Pair of Shoes” expresses the joys of getting new gym shoes and being able to run faster than ever, and “That’s My Style” celebrates individuality. Learning opportunities arise with “Take Turns” to “Who What Where When Why” and “The Wide Open World of Adjectives.” Some songs are aspirational, like “You Could Be the One” and “Queen Ellen of Spelling Bee.” “More To Be Done” embraces the future and how children have an important voice in making the world a better place. Flights of fancy make a boring day better on “Just Another Monday.” And “Keep Your Identity Safe” is a poignant ballad about a superhero-style pact between friends as one of them moves away. The album ends with the exuberant “Summer’s Here.”

 

Appealing to adults, Rock-n-Roll Yearbook is chock-full of musical references, from The Fab Four to The Who, The Monkees and Elvis Costello to bossa nova master Antônio Carlos Jobim‎. Songwriter Adam Marshall grew up steeped in the bright harmonies and hooks of 60s bands like The Hollies and The Mamas and the Papas. His SiriusXM favorites list is topped by the Beatles channel. Kristin Marshall grew up infatuated with harmony. Her mother sang in a Sweet Adelines group, and she and her siblings often tried to mimic the harmonies together. Kristin and Adam met acting together on a theater tour. One day, Kristin started harmonizing with songs on Adam’s demo tape, and he realized that her voice made everything sound better. They formed the indie pop band The Humbugs and moved to the Twin Cities. As they both taught at Kenny Elementary School, they started writing and recording songs and formed The Bazillions, almost as a lark. The project took flight, and today The Bazillions perform hundreds of shows around the Twin Cities and beyond, and their videos have been viewed by kids on every continent. The Marshalls live and work in Minneapolis with their two children.

 

Teachers and parents write to The Bazillions every day to say how they learn from their songs and videos. They’re excited to share Rock-n-Roll Yearbook with fans. “It came together so naturally,” says Adam. “I was writing a bunch of new songs and realized that they corresponded with events during a school year.” Adds Kristin, “Our goal became to create a story where the listener can imagine a child, or themselves, going through the school year and all the events that they might experience. We are still so connected to school life through our teaching experiences and our own children. All of this inspired and informed these songs.”

 

The Bazillions are developing a downloadable “Rock-n-Roll Yearbook” for fans to track their progress through the coming school year, and they’ll be producing new animated videos.  Stay tuned through the school year at TheBazillions.com.

http://www.thebazillions.com/yearbook/

We have teamed up for a Back-to-School Giveaway! To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is September 5th, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected. U.S. Residents only.

Self Disclosure: I received a CD to facilitate this post. Infomation and image were provided courtesy of Sugar Mountain PR.