Enjoy a BIG adventure this spring with the TINIEST of creatures in Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants! Giveaway Opportunity!


Good things come in small packages! That’s certainly the case with the adorable, animated feature Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants.  These endearing insects will be in theaters, On Demand, and on DVD May 26, 2015 from kaboom! Entertainment.


This epic adventure has the added twist of almost no dialogue – think Wall-E meets A Bug’s Life! These animated stars communicate solely via a synchronized soundtrack featuring music and sound effects to tell the tale of their journey. With the lone voice of Richard Dreyfuss as the narrator, Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants is the buzz worthy spring feature you won’t want to miss.

Younger children are sure to love this one! I would recommend for children ages 4-8.  As stated above, there is little dialogue and younger children are more likely to enjoy the sound effects and music. Also, a fun one to watch with the family!

Fun Facts About Minuscule

  • Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants is a 2013 France/Belgium animated film, co-written and directed by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo
  • The film has been a huge box office success worldwide: France, Poland, Korea, Czech Republic, Switzerland and MORE
  • Created by the same animated studio that produced Dragon Hunters
  • Feature is based off the TV show ‘Minuscule – The Private Life of Insects’
  • Series aired on the Disney Channel in the U.S.

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win the DVD! To enter, leave a comment below telling us what type of insect or small creature you or your child would want to be. I think I would have to be an Ocean creature but if I had to choose a bug or insect, I would be a lady bug or a butterfly. Deadline to enter is June 6th, 2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org. 

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. I did receive a free DVD to facilitate this post and will select winner for the giveaway. Thank you to kaboom! Entertainment

National Mom’s Nite Out A fun Pre-Mother's Day event!

I had the wonderful opportunity of hosting a National Mom’s Nite Out party earlier this month. It was leading up to Mother’s Day and was a lot of fun! There were only 6 of us (due to colds going around) but we still had so much fun. I loved the themed activities and recipes I received in my package and the MyPrintly Wine Glass Painting Craft Pack was my favorite!

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I received some wonderful party supplies such as playing cards from Bicycle Cards and goodies from Chex, Daily’s Cocktails,Cheez-It, Pepperidge Farm and more.  My friends and I enjoyed making margaritas, eating snacks and painting Wine glasses!

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The  Moms’ Night Out DVD was a hit too! Watching the DVD was how we ended the party.

Self Disclosure: Thank you to MyPrintly, Bicycle Playing Cards, Chex, and all other sponsors of National Mom’s Nite Out! Thank you MomSelect for this hosting opportunity.


Shutterfly for Pet Moms!! Special Mother's Day Giveaway for Pet Moms!

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I am a proud new Mom of a Puppy! Yes, now I really do understand that having a puppy is just like having a baby! Puppies and Dogs are quite different than cats and having a puppy is much more work than my experience with having a kitten or cat. But, just like having a child..it is the best feeling in the world! I truly believe that Pet Moms should also be honored on Mother’s Day. Shutterfly has such cute gift ideas, even though I guess they are just as much for your pet as they are for you. I had a blast personalizing a Pet Bowl, Pet Tag and Pet Placemat for my new addition to our family. My favorite Pet Bowl is the Puppy Love Pet Bowl. You can personalize with your Pet’s name, photo or monogram. I went with Bink’s name. He loves this bowl! I actually think he knows his name is on it! I love the choice of  pet tags too! You can choose a heart, a bone or even a circle. Of course, I had to choose a heart!

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They also have the coolest Pet Placemats. There is such a variety of styles to choose from. My favorite is the Photo Gallery Placemat. I chose a photo of Bink and added his name. It is really great quality and looks so just like the photo. It’s a real must have.  See all the Pet Accessories at Shutterfly !

We have teamed up for a special Mother’s Day Giveaway for our Pet Moms! One Mom will win a Pet Bowl of their choice. To enter, leave a comment below telling us if you have a pet dog or cat. Deadline to enter is May 12th, 2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature. Photo Credit: Shutterfly.

Get Lighter-Than-Air Lashes With New Big Bold Angel Lash Mascara From NYC New York Color! This one is a Beauty-Must-Have!

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Imagine Bold lashes as light as an angel’s wings!

I love the New Big Bold Angel Lash Mascara from NYC New York Color!  This breakthrough mascara delivers mega volume that’s as light as a feather. I love how this does not feel heavy on my lashes! It is made with natural Beeswax and Carnauba Wax and has a soft, silky texture. My lashes seem to be thicker and fuller and they last all day.

The secret is the groundbreaking fiber brush, with an exclusive peanut shape that plumps, curls and lifts lashes. This is my new favorite to-go-to Mascara! Available shade: Extra Black. Retail price is $4.99 and you can find at chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.  To find a retailer near you, please visit www.newyorkcolor.com.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this feature. Photo Credit: NYC New York Color.


Springtime Manicures and pedicures with Sally Hansen! Beautify Nails and Pamper Cuticles with Sally Hansen's 18K Gold Collection and Bring Fabric and Texture to Your Manicure with 3 New Sally Hansen Special Effects Collections.




Gold is one of the hottest ingredients in beauty, and not just because of its glamorous reputation. It’s one of the most talked-about ingredients in skin care thanks to its remarkable ability to stimulate collagen, boost elasticity, and increase firmness.  Now, Sally Hansen brings the unique benefits of this precious metal to nails with 18K Gold Nail Care. This luxe duo instantly treats and beautifies nails and cuticles in just one step, featuring formulas infused with real 18-karat gold that helps nourish, protect, and fortify. with 18K Gold Hardener and 18K Gold Cuticle Eraser, it’s easy to be the girl with the golden touch-and perfectly manicured nails and cuticles.

I received  samples of the 18K Gold Hardener and 18K Gold Cuticle Eraser and love them both! I love how the 18K Gold Hardener is easy to use and that it dries really quickly!  It can also be worn under and over nail color or by itself. The 18K Gold Cuticle Eraser is my new favorite! It reduces the appearance of rough cuticles. It is easy to use and leaves my feeling softer and hydrated. A real beauty-must-have!

Sally Hansen 18K Gold Hardener and 18K Gold Cuticle Eraser retail for $7.49 each and are available at chain drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.


I also received a sample of the New Sally Hansen Patent Gloss in such a pretty red shade. The Patent Gloss Nail Polish delivers the eye-catching allure of patent leather with a super shiny, slick finish. I love the color and shine. It is available in four shades: Chic, Moto, Slick and Vinyl. Great for date night!  Sally Hansen Special Effects Nail Polish retails for $9.99 and is available at chain drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature. Photo Credit: Sally Hansen.

GoodBelly Tastes good and is good for you!


GoodBelly Organic Tropical Green juice is packed with probiotics and good-for-you greens like spinach, alfalfa grass, spirulina, chlorella, oat grass and parsley – plus with the addition of tropical fruit like mango and banana it tastes absolutely delicious! Non-GMO, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan like all other GoodBelly beverages, Tropical Green is made with the well-researched probiotic strain, LP299V to give you the digestive helpers you need! Drink straight out of the carton, blend into your favorite smoothie for a festive morning treat, or save it for a next-day reboot. Let’s all raise a glass (or stein) and cheers to luck and GoodHealth with GoodBelly!

I received free coupons to try GoodBelly out for myself and I am really impressed! It is good for you, which I already knew but it also tastes good too! I was surprised how much I liked it! 

You can find their store locator here.

Self Disclosure: I received free coupons to try out GoodBelly. Photo Credit: GoodBelly.

Baskin-Robbins Celebrates 70 Years with Celebrate 31 Guests are invited to enjoy discounted $1.31 ice cream scoops and $3.31 Classic Two-Scoop Sundaes on Tuesday, March 31st at participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide

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Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, today announced the kick-off of a festive “Celebrate 31” promotion to help celebrate the brand’s 70th birthday throughout the year. On Tuesday, March 31st at participating Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide, guests can enjoy any 2.5 or 4 oz. scoop of ice cream in a cup or a cone for $1.31 per scoop and Baskin-Robbins’ Classic Two-Scoop Sundae for $3.31.* Additionally, Baskin-Robbins will offer other sweet frozen treat deals on each 31st of the month through the end of the year.


Guests can enjoy this special “Celebrate 31” deal on their favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors, including classics like Pralines ‘n Cream, Very Berry Strawberry, Rocky Road, Mint Chocolate Chip and World Class® Chocolate. Baskin-Robbins’ Classic Two-Scoop Sundae includes two scoops of a guest’s favorite ice cream topped with caramel, hot fudge or strawberry topping and finished with a dollop of whipped cream, nuts and a cherry.


“Since its founding in 1945, Baskin-Robbins has been all about flavor variety and innovation, so we’re excited to celebrate our 31-flavor heritage with guests through our ‘Celebrate 31’ promotion all year long,” said John Costello, President, Global Marketing and Innovation for Dunkin’ Brands. “This special promotion gives us an opportunity to celebrate our 70th birthday and thank our guests for their loyalty by offering special deals on our most popular ice cream flavors and frozen treats throughout the year.”


In addition, Baskin-Robbins is offering guests its Bunny Roll Cake and Flower Garden Cake this month, for the perfect addition to any spring-themed party. The Bunny Roll Cake is decorated with bunny ears and a cute cotton-tail, and the Flower Garden Cake features a colorful array of spring flowers. Both cakes can be customized to include any ice cream and cake flavor combination to fit guests’ spring time needs. The cakes are available at participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide and can be pre-ordered in-store or online through the brand’s online cake ordering website.


For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of ice cream flavors and frozen desserts, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BaskinRobbins), Twitter (www.twitter.com/BaskinRobbins) or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/baskinrobbins31).


* Offer valid on March 31st. Participation may vary. Sundae offer does not include Banana Royale, Banana Split, Brownie Sundae or Layered Sundaes. Scoop offer good on every size scoop. Waffle cones and toppings are extra. Cannot be combined with other offers. Plus applicable tax.

I know where my son and I will be on Tuesday!


About Baskin-Robbins

Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s 36th annual Franchise 500(r) ranking in 2014, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream and soft serve, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 7,500 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,200 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Photo Credit: Baskin Robbins. Review coming soon! Stay tuned!


A Sneaky Math extra for Pi Day (Math’s only holiday)

The media notes ‘Pi Day’ each year, but only mentions that it has something to do with circles, or that there may be a local pie(!)-eating contest.

Pi Day should be about Making Math Memorable with hands-on activities. Now you can prove Pi yourself in your own hands with your own Sneaky Pi Detector. Grab one free at: http://www.sneakymath.com – print it, cut it out, and wrap it around a cylindrical item to discover its diameter and circumference all via the magic of Pi.

See more free projects and how-to videos at SneakyMath.com and share the fun with your friends.

Sneaky Math is a project-based math book and the latest title in the Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things series. Recommended by the National Science Teachers Association, Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things is a nine book science education best-selling series featured in the Los Angeles Times, U.S. News & World Report and on CNN Headline News.

Credit: Cy Tymony, Author of Sneaky Math.