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22.10.11

Winner List

Everyone on this list has been notified...
I just realized that it actually never posted...
More winners coming soon!
Thanks for supporting my blog and don't forget to enter while you are here!!!!

Hallmark Get Carded :
Hollowsins

Barkley Secret Service Dog:
degood

Robby Wash Ball:
slehan

Country Bobs : (2 winners)
Sunflower Joy
blue65829

Paper Scissors Rock
Becca Ann

Glee Season 2:
ladyt64

FireFly Toothbrushes:
Janet W.

My Own Pet Balloon:
noreen

Furniture Fix:
Diane52

Betty Crocker:
Karen A.

Kidfresh:
Karenmed409
Jennireesa



#HolidayGiftGuide - Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

Ready for some THRILL POINTS?!
Then head on out and purchase Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer!

I have seen this advertised all over the television and I was ready to see how Judy Moody was going to score points for an amazing summer.... Since 2 of her best friends were out of town.

Well- She did alright, but not like you would expect!!!!

This really was a cute movie...
You know how summer vacation always seems so boring, unless you have cool things planned?
Judy Moody was prepared! She worked on a pretty cool score chart so that her and her 3 best friends would score "thrill points" and have an amazing summer...
Until - she learned that 2 of them were heading out of town for the summer...
Talk about a bummer summer!!!

Long story short, she works hard to change it into a race to see who can get the most thrill points and win, but she keeps falling short... As the preview for the movie shows, they go on a roller coaster ride (major thrill points if you don't hold on) but her friend ends up getting sick, all over her... Talk about LOSING points!!!
Top it off, her crazy Aunt Opal is in charge of watching her and we learn that she hasn't driven in over 10 years!!!!
Besides trying to earn major thrill points, Judy has other things going on....
She is in search of her teacher, Mr. Todd... on the last day of school, he promised a prize to whichever student found him over the summer...
AND, she has her little brother, Stink to deal with...
Stink is on a mission to find Bigfoot, so he's up for his own adventures!!!

As I said, this was a cute movie, but I will tell you, I got annoyed with Judy being so pouty!
Hey, her friend even called her a FUN SPONGE!
(I totally need to remember that one!)
There was a couple times when she would pout and then say she was staying in her room for the whole summer...
What happened to getting outside and having fun?!
Either way, Aunt Opal remembered what it was like to be a kid like that... and helped her to realize she was having fun... and could earn thrill points!!!!

I think this is a movie that the tweens in your life will love!
Even though it has a girl for the main character, I think boys will laugh at it as well!!!

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer was released on DVD on October 11, so it is ready to be purchased and wrapped up to go under the tree this season!!!

Synopsis:

The first film adaptation of the beloved children’s book series, JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER, by Megan McDonald with illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds, is a delightfully, laugh-out-loud hilarious treat for adventure-loving kids, tweens and adults.

Feisty, fearless Judy Moody (Jordana Beatty) is looking forward to the most super-duper, double-rare summer vacation ever. The trouble is, her parents are called out of town and her BFFs are going away with their own families. That leaves Judytrapped at home with her pesky brother Stink (Parris Mosteller) under the watchful eye of Aunt Opal (Heather Graham). But with a little playful planning - and a lot of imagination - Judy turns a snoresville summer into the way-not-boring adventure of a lifetime!

The JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER Blu-ray and DVD comes with a collectible Judy Moody Activity Book complete with extrathrilladelic games, puzzles, activities and more. Additionally, each Blu-ray and DVD is packed with never-before-seen bonus features including a behind the scenes cast vignette, “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Judy Moody”, an exclusive Camryn Summer Music Video, and much more.


The film stars newcomer Jordana Beatty (Superman Returns) as Judy Moody along with Heather Graham (The Hangover, “Scrubs”), Jaleel White (“Psych,” “Family Matters”), Preston Bailey (“Dexter”) and Parris Mosteller (“Worst Week”). John Schultz (Aliens in the Attic) directs from a screenplay by Megan McDonald and Kathy Waugh (Big and Small). Smokewood Entertainment’s Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness (Precious) produced the film with Bobbi Sue Luther and Andrew Sugarman serving as exe

cutive producers. The film was released theatrically by Relativity Media.

JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER is available as a 1-disc DVD or 3-disc Blu-ray Triple Play with Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy. ARP is $24.99 for Blu-ray Triple Play and $19.99 for DVD.

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

#HolidayGiftGuide - Mod Review



Growing up, I always took a camera with me...
Work. High School. College. Work.
Get the picture? Ha. Pun intended!

Anyways, as a mom, I try to keep my camera easy to grab AT ALL TIMES.
Meaning, always easy to grab!
The bad thing?
If it is in my purse, I worry about it getting scratched, or lost...
(I have a big purse!)
But, my camera did not come with a camera bag, so I can not just throw it in there and be done!
Now, I have a camera bag!

Have you heard of Mod?
They are just the cutest, coolest, most stylish place to shop if you love your camera!

As soon as I get the DSLR of my dreams, I am totally going to go nuts here!
They have super snazzy camera straps.
They even offer 3 different strap options:

  • Basic: Strap with fabric on top but no minky backing and faux leather ends. No quick release.
  • Classic: Basic strap with minky backing. No quick release.
  • Premium: Quick release, minky backing and genuine leather ends.

    If you are like me, you might want to invest in a cap saver!
    I have had my fair share of lens caps misplaced when I had an SLR camera, this would have been awesome back then!!!!

  • I was able to review their camera
    bags and I tell you...
    They would be great to use for two things...
    One : as WRAPPING when giving them their new camera.
    Two: to store their camera accessories in, or like me, just throw your little point and shoot in there and go!
    The bags have plenty of room and are really cute.
    Fun patterns on the outside and super soft minky fabric on the inside!!!
    They don't even have to be just for cameras!!!
    They are stylish enough to hold their own!



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    FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

    21.10.11

    Do you Endorse?

    I just read about Endorse on another blog and figured I would give it a try...
    It seems that you send in your receipts and then they send you a percentage of your purchase!

    They say they send you prepaid mailers...
    Then, you just stick your receipts in there and mail it back...

    I figure it can't hurt...
    So, I am going to give it a try!!!!

    Not to mention, the holidays are coming, so any extra money can't be a bad thing... Right?!

    You can endorse places like Target, Walmart, CVS , Publix, Kroger and more!!!!!

    ***** I really have no clue about this, as I just learned of it today... But, if it is something to help us all financially, I figured I just had to share!!!! *****

    #HolidayGiftGuide - Convenient Gadgets & Gifts Review



    If you are looking for a different kind of gift...
    I have a great gift idea for you...

    If you visit Convenient Gadgets and Gifts, you will find all different gift ideas!
    Head on over, you can search based on "gifts for her", "gifts for him", "couples gifts" and even by price!

    As a blogger, I am at my computer off and on throughout the day.
    Nothing is worse than sitting there with a chill...
    Well, now I don't have to worry about it!
    I have been able to review the USB Heated Shawl/Blanket!

    I love it!!!
    We were sent one in blue for review.
    I plugged it in and a little bit later, I could feel a bit of warmth.
    Now, personally, I wished it would have gotten hotter...
    (But, I said the same thing about our electric blanket... I have determined that I want it to possibly burn my skin or something, as I was wanting HEAT and Marc was saying it was on! But anyways, back to the blanket....)

    The USB heated blanket comes with 2 USB cords.
    1 cord for low warmth, 2 for a higher warmth.
    I also wish it was a bit bigger, but that is because I am greedy!
    Ha ha!!!
    It is a shawl/lap blanket and it is the perfect size, but once I felt the softness of the blanket, I wanted it to wrap up in!!!
    I plugged it in while I was at the computer and used it both ways.
    I really like that they have a button and loop on it for use as a shawl.
    (Surprisingly, the heat hits right in the upper part of my back, behind my neck and it in turn made my whole body warm!)
    Then, when I used it as a lap blanket, it was comfy, but as I said... I wanted it for all over, not just my lap! :)
    After I was finished at the computer, I placed it on Marc's feet (he ALWAYS has cold feet!) and he started with this huge grin talking about how nice and warm it felt!
    I guess we both won in that situation!!!!

    FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.


    Quick Little Recognition to Share

    You know how Broxton and I love reviewing DVD's of all the great shows?
    Well, Barney and Thomas both were recognized for being outstanding programming for children!
    Read the email I received here:

    Prestigious National Organization Parents’ Choice Honors DVDs From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment Featuring Barney,And Thomas & Friends

    Prestigious organization The Parents’ Choice Foundation recently honored new DVDs featuring, Barney and Thomas & Friends as outstanding programming for children.

    The DVDs distributed by Lionsgate and produced by HIT Entertainment, present entertaining content and rich characters that become lifelong friends to children, encouraging exploration of their imaginations and the world around them. Filled with gentle messages about life lessons, these imaginative programs help early learners grow in both heart and mind.

    The prestigious awards were assigned to various categories of award based on the level of recognition. DVDs receiving Parents’ Choice awards are:

    • Barney: A Big World Adventure – Parents’ Choice Approved
    • Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels –The Movie – Parents’ Choice Recommended

    Established in 1978, The Parents’ Choice Foundation is the nation's oldest nonprofit guide to quality children's media and toys. The Foundation’s purpose is to search out and recommend products that help kids grow imaginatively, physically, morally and mentally – fairly priced products that are fun, safe, safe and socially sound.

    For more information on these award-winning DVDs and other HIT Entertainment products, visit www.hitentertainment.com.

    About Parents’ Choice Awards Levels:

    The Parents' Choice Recommended Seal indicates that our committees found the product distinguished enough to give it a notch above our "Approval" rating. In other words, this commendation implies our approval and, even beyond that, our thorough recommendation for reasons of production, appeal and fulfillment of its clear intent.

    The Parents' Choice Approved Seals are given on the basis of the production, entertainment and human values they exemplify. A Parents' Choice Approved seal indicates a wholesome product that helps children enjoy developing physical, emotional, social or academic skills.


    You can read my reviews here:

    Barney Big World Adventure

    Thomas Day of the Diesels



    You can enter to win my CHRISTMAS DVD's:


    Barney A Very Merry Christmas ends Nov. 1


    Merry Christmas Thomas ends Nov. 11



    ***** I was not required to post this email, Just wanted to show you just how great these shows are!*****


    20.10.11

    @naturalhousepro #giveaway

    If you are anything like me...
    You hate to clean.

    Now, I want a clean house... but the cleaning just isn't FUN to me.
    I wish I could just wake up and it be perfect each and every day.

    I have found a product that can help me towards that goal..
    No, not a maid... Not a magic potion...
    Well, sort of like a magic potion!

    Have you heard of Natural House?
    It is pretty cool! Long story short... You know how you hear probiotics take care of the bad bacteria? Well, Natural House is a NATURAL cleaning line that keeps cleaning long after you stop!!!! Natural Household Cleaning Products! You read that right! With other cleaners, you clean and then with me, I rinse after cleaning to make sure no chemicals are left behind.
    With this, it is safe to clean and go...

    Here is the email to better explain it:

    Here's a little more info about why our all-natural cleaning products are superior to those currently on the market!
    • Our products use an eco-friendly cleaning method of probiotics that create a beneficial, odor eating ecosystem to naturally drive out and digest odors at their source.
    • Natural House's plant-based ingredients are eco-friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable to naturally fight the toughest problems you face in your house.
    • Our products, Sinky and Flushy even break down and digest fats, oil, grease, and solid waste to ensure your disposal, pipes, drain lines or septic tank run smoothly.
    • Our cleaners contain good probiotics which continue to scour, clean, consume odors, grime, grease, and germs, and they continue to do so until your next weekly treatment!
    • We earned the coveted Retailers’ Choice Award” at the 2011 National Hardware Show!
    So how exactly does probiotic household cleaners work?
    • The surfaces in your house are like a garden. If you don’t seed with good plants, weeds will grow. You have the same choice with your household surfaces: sanitize for a moment with harsh chemicals leaving your surface open to recontamination or seed with probiotics to continuously weed out the bad micro-organisms.
    • Traditional cleaners “clean” a surface for a moment in time; the second the rag is finished wiping the surface, that surface is almost instantly polluted once again with ambient dust, dirt, and micro-organisms.
    • Natural House probiotics creates mini-ecosystem on a microbial level that produces enzymes which break down odors, dirt, fats, oil, grease, food scraps, waste and toilet paper products on a continuous basis between applications. This creates a natural, clean, balanced environment that is safe for even the most sensitive members of yournatural house.
    • The action is in the foam! When using your Natural House products be sure and let it foam first to release the cleaning agents before going to the next step on the package directions.
    The short and skinny of it is this... our natural probiotic cleaners keep on cleaning long after you've stopped!




    First up, we tried Sinky.
    I put it in the garbage disposal side and it went right down... I was a bit curious as to if I did it right or wrong, as I could not see anything for results... I figured the next time, I would try it in the sink side. So, the following week, sink side it was. I was impressed! It was simple to use, no worry about cleaning products getting all over you... The foaming action (and nice clean smell) let me know that I made a better choice going this route and I was happy!

    Then, my least favorite job of all..
    The bathroom. We tried Flushy.
    I loved how it started bubbling up and foaming. NO, nothing crazy to cause alarm... Broxton was in awe of how that little packet did that and the blue color was just too cool to him!

    The final test was Trashy.
    I admit, I was spraying this on all the trashcans. I can not STAND to smell trash. So, I was eager to see what the smell would be. It was so subtle that I could barely tell... but I did smell a bit of a mentholy scent.

    Out of all the products, I think that Flushy was my favorite.
    I guess because I hate cleaning the bathroom the most (that is normally left for Marc) and seeing it foam up and smelling the cleanliness...

    I also like that you buy one little package of this and it is enough cleaner for a month!!
    Yes, you get 4 packages and you use it once a week. All for around $5 per package!

    You can purchase Natural House Products right off of their home page by clicking here.
    OR- you can purchase them through Amazon by clicking here.


    One lucky reader is going to win a months supply of all three products!!!

    Mandatory Entry:
    Tell me which product you most want to try.
    (Please leave email address if not visible in your profile.)

    Extra Entries:
    (Lots of ways to gain entries, just leave a SEPARATE comment forEACHentry.)
    Follow Jumpin Beans Blog, must be public - 1 entry
    Subscribe to Jumpin Beans by email, must be verified - 1 entry
    Follow Jumpin Beans on Twitter and/ or Facebook - 1 entry each
    Follow Natural House on Twitter and/or Facebook - 1 entry each
    You can tweet daily : 1 entry per day
    Enter to #win @naturalhousepro #giveaway @jumpinbeans09
    http://tinyurl.com/3hyjvlj ends 11/6

    Sponsoring company is responsible for shipment of prize. Jumpin Beans Blog will do everything available to ensure prize shipment is fulfilled, but can not be held responsible.

    Contest will end November 6 at midnight.
    Contest for US - residents 18 and older.
    Random.org will select the winner.
    Winner will have 72 hours to respond to winning email or a new winner will be selected.

    FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

    Rembrandt (UP TO 50% OFF) Flash Sale 10-22

    Are you a frequent Amazon Shopper?
    If you are, you might already be familiar with the Gold Box Deals.
    I, on the other hand, had no clue about it until just the other day!

    Long Story Short:
    Amazon. New Deals. Every Day. Great Prices!!!

    Because I have worked in hosting reviews for Rembrandt (LOVE IT) in the past, I was sent an email to let me know of their Amazon Gold Box Deal. October 22.
    That is THIS SATURDAY.

    For 24 hours only, the REMBRANDT® Whitening Collection will be featured on Amazon.com’s Gold Box site offering a discount of up to 50% off the items pictured!!!!


    REMBRANDT® Whitening Collection

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    REMBRANDT® Deeply White™

    toothpaste & rinse

    · Provides superior whitening to gently polish away surface stains and also safely whiten below the enamel to help remove deep stains where they start

    · Daily-use, deep whitening formula is expertly designed to whiten deeply and contains fluoride to actively restore and strengthen enamel

    REMBRANDT® 2 Hour Whitening Kit

    • Number one Pharmacist recommended over-the-counter whitening treatment
    • Clinically shown to visibly whiten teeth three shades in just one two-hour treatment
    • Contains the same enamel-safe ingredients used by dentists
    • COMFYTRAY™ applicators mold under hot water to form to teeth and make for an easy and comfortable application

    REMBRANDT® Whitening Strips

    · Clinically shown to visibly whiten teeth in just 5 days

    · Same enamel-safe ingredients dentists use

    · Unique FORM-FIT™ strips stay in place – no slipping and sliding

    REMBRANDT® Canker Sore

    · Gently whitens and is specially formulated for individuals prone to canker sores

    · Formulated with a unique blend of high-performing micro-polishing particles to cleanse and fluoride to restore and strengthen enamel

    · Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) FREE for gentle cleansing Improved mint flavor


    So- Head on over on 10-22 and stock up while you can get all of these products at these great prices!!!!


    ***** I was not required to post this, just thought that you might enjoy saving money! *****

    Healthy Halloween Alternative? Funky Monkey #Giveaway


    With Halloween ALMOST here...
    Don't you wish that you could fulfill your sweet tooth, without all the sugary candy?

    That is where Funky Monkey comes in!
    As soon as Broxton hears the word candy, he wants it...
    He gets that from Marc and I.
    No lying about that!

    But, I can just as easily satisfy that sweet craving with fruit as I can with anything else...
    Okay, not all the time, as some times you just have to have chocolate...
    But, normally I can!

    Why not keep Funky Monkey snacks on hand?
    Funky Monkey is freeze dried fruit that is just delicious!
    100 % Real Fruit, No sugar added, vegan, peanut free...

    For trick or treaters...
    Instead of dishing out all the candy, make it a sweet alternative?
    Granted, if we had a ton of trick or treaters, there would be no way to afford it, but if you just have a handful or two, you could do it...
    The great thing about Funky Monkey is that it is in small packages already, so you could just hand them a bag and go...

    You can pick up Funky Monkey at several local stores...
    Click here to find Funky Monkey near you.
    For us, we can run right up the street to Target.
    Or, you can order Funky Monkey online...

    We have had the chance to review several of their flavors and I have to say...
    Broxton and I just love the bananamon the best.
    I was really excited to try them all and I really haven't found one that I did not like...
    Although, I do not see myself buying the JiveALime (pineapple and lime)

    You can order mixed orders or pick a flavor and order that way!
    This also would be great to throw into a lunch box...

    One winner will win a few of the Funky Monkey Flavors to try for your house!

    Mandatory Entry:
    Visit Funky Monkey and tell me another flavor you would like to try.
    (Please leave email address if not visible in your profile.)

    Extra Entries:
    (Lots of ways to gain entries, just leave a SEPARATE comment forEACHentry.)
    Follow Jumpin Beans Blog, must be public - 1 entry
    Subscribe to Jumpin Beans by email, must be verified - 1 entry
    Follow Jumpin Beans on Twitter and/ or Facebook - 1 entry each
    Follow Funky Monkey on Twitter and/or Facebook - 1 entry each

    You can tweet daily : 1 entry per day
    Get Funky!!!! @FunkyMonkeySnck #giveaway @jumpinbeans09
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    Contest will end November 3 at midnight.
    Contest for US - residents 18 and older.
    Random.org will select the winner.
    Winner will have 72 hours to respond to winning email or a new winner will be selected.

    Sponsoring company is responsible for shipment of prize. Jumpin Beans Blog will do everything available to ensure prize shipment is fulfilled, but can not be held responsible.

    FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

     
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