Monday, August 20, 2012

#WIN Juno Lucina Signature Pendant (ARV $ 499) ~ Open to Us Only ~ Ends September 10th~!!

Juno Lucina has been the symbol of childbirth for over 1000 years. She is the Roman goddess of childbirth and she protects mothers and their newborn babies. This pendant resembles Juno Lucina's hands that are cradling and protecting the heads of both the mother and child. Check out their NEW website for more symbolic gifts, the story behind them, and a discount code! These make great "push presents" for the new mom in your life.
GIVEAWAY: one lucky winner will get the Juno Lucina Signature Pendant! This gorgeous piece is 14K white or yellow gold and has a total 1/5 carat weight with natural diamonds. Retail price is $499. Please use the form below to enter--there are no mandatory entries so do as many or as few as you'd like. Ends September 10th.  Open to USA only~!!  

Thanks to Emily at Baby Dickey for organizing this giveaway! You can read her personal review of the Juno Lucina pendant on her website.

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Friday, August 17, 2012


MONSTERS, INC. (In Disney Digital 3D™)
Release Date: December 19, 2012

Genre: Animation/Comedy/Adventure
Voice Talent: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Frank Oz, Bonnie Hunt
Director: Pete Docter
Co-Directors: Lee Unkrich, David Silverman
Producer: Darla K. Anderson
Executive Producers: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
Original Story by: Pete Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon, Ralph Eggleston
Screenplay by: Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gerson
Music by: Randy Newman

Monsters, Inc.,” one of Disney•Pixar’s most beloved and visually imaginative feature films ever, returns to the big screen to delight a whole new generation of audiences and fans alike, this time in stunning 3D. The now-classic Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure “Monsters, Inc.” is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children—and at Monsters, Inc., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources. Believed by monsters to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis. But when a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. So pals Mike and Sulley plot to rectify the mistake and return Boo to her home. But when the trio encounters an unexpected series of complications, they become embroiled in a cover-up catapulting them into a mystery beyond their wildest dreams.

Directed by Oscar®-winner Pete Docter (“Up”) and produced by Oscar nominee Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), “Monsters, Inc.” is in theatres—again—December 19, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theatres.

· “Monsters, Inc.,” originally released on November 2, 2001, was the highest grossing animated film at the global box office in 2001.
· “Monsters, Inc.” and director Pete Docter were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in the first year that category was established. The film was also Oscar nominated for Best Original Score and Best Sound Editing.

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Release Date: November 9, 2012 (Toronto), November 16, 2012 (Wide)

Genre: Drama
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, David Strathairn, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Director: Steven Spielberg

"Lincoln" focuses on the last four months of the president's life and the political strategizing he undertook at the close of the Civil War to ensure that slavery would be forever outlawed. “Our movie is really about a working leader who must make tough decisions and get things done in the face of overwhelming opposition,” Spielberg says.

Lincoln” is a DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, Participant Media production opening in limited release November 9, expanding November 16, 2012.

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Release Date: November 2, 2012

Genre: Animation
Voice Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch
Director: Rich Moore
Producer: Clark Spencer

Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, video-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph,” the story of an arcade game Bad Guy determined to prove he can be a Good Guy.

Wreck-It Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer). Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes… so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch), Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan—win a medal—but soon wrecks everything, and accidently unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman), a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it’s “Game Over” for the entire arcade?

Wreck-It Ralph,” an action-packed, visually stunning CG comedy set in contrasting worlds that are like nothing ever before seen on the big screen, is produced by Clark Spencer (“Lilo & Stitch,” “Bolt”). Taking fun and games to a whole new level, the film smashes into theatres Nov. 2, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D® in select theatres.

In addition, a groundbreaking new animated short will make its theatrical debut in front of “Wreck It Ralph.” First-time director John Kahrs showcases a minimalist black-and-white style with “Paperman,” an innovative animated short about a lonely young man in mid-century New York City who relies on his heart, imagination, a stack of papers—and a little luck—to change his destiny and win the girl of his dreams.

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Release date: October 5, 2012

Genre: Animated comedy
Release date: October 5, 2012
Voice Cast: Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell
Director: Tim Burton
Producers: Tim Burton, Allison Abbate
Executive Producer: Don Hahn
Screenplay by: John August
Based on an original idea by: Tim Burton

From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.

When Tim Burton originally conceived the idea for “Frankenweenie,” he envisioned it as a full-length, stop-motion animated film. Due to budget constraints, he instead directed it as a live-action short, released in 1984.
Over 200 puppets and sets were created for the film.
Several of the character names—Victor, Elsa Van Helsing, Edgar “E” Gore and Mr. Burgermeister— were inspired by classic horror films.

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FINDING NEMO (In Disney Digital 3D™)
Release Date: September 14, 2012

Genre: Animation/Comedy/Adventure
Voice Talent: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Joe Ranft, Geoffrey Rush, Andrew Stanton, Elizabeth Perkins
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Co-Directed by: Lee Unkrich
Produced by: Graham Walters
Executive Produced by: John Lasseter
Original Story by: Andrew Stanton
Screenplay by: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds
Music by: Thomas Newman

Academy Award®-winning film “Finding Nemo” returns to the big screen for the first time ever in thrilling Disney Digital 3D™. In this stunning underwater adventure teeming with memorable comedic characters and heartfelt emotion, “Finding Nemo” follows the momentous journey of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) and his young son Nemo (voiced by Alexander Gould). When the two are unexpectedly separated in the Great Barrier Reef, Nemo is carried far from his ocean home and deposited in a fish tank in a dentist’s office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son––who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.

A new Disney•Pixar short, “Partysaurus Rex,” will make a splash in theatres this fall in front of “Finding Nemo.” The short, directed by Pixar veteran animator Mark Walsh and produced by Kim Adams, gives a starring role to Rex and also features Buzz, Woody and the rest of the “Toy Story” gang.

Finding Nemo” won the 2003 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature, and was nominated for Original Screenplay, Original Score and Sound Editing. The film was also nominated for a Golden Globe® Award for Best Motion Picture–Comedy or Musical.
At the time of its release, “Finding Nemo” was the highest grossing G-rated movie of all time. It remains the fifth highest grossing animated film worldwide.  In 2008, the American Film Institute named “Finding Nemo” among the top 10 greatest animated films ever made.

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Baby Party #Giveaway ~ Open Worldwide ~ Ends September 10th~!!

This event is hosted by Pregnancy Forum and Joys Of Life

Joys Of Life has teamed up with many of her amazing blogger friends to bring you and awesome event where you can have a chance to win fabulous prizes!

What a wonderfully sweet deal this would be to win~!!  And open worldwide to boot...WOW~!!!

Prizes are:
Britax B-Agile Baby Stroller
Bedding 10 Piece Crib Set
Clear Blue Digital Ovulation Tests



We have made a little change. There will be only ONE winner who will swag all the 3 prizes. Great? Why, yes!

Thank you to all my co-hosts without whom the event and the prizes would not have been possible.

The event was supposed to start as of August 12th. We had to push the event start date a little forward due to my poor health.

This event is open world-wide. You must be 18+ to enter the giveaway. Once the event is over, a winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be contacted via email and will be asked to follow all the instructions required as well as to the mandatory requirement to comment on the winner announcement post to confirm they have been shipped the prize and they can comment back once their prizes have arrived. Failing to follow the instructions may cause the delay of prize. The winner is required to answer the email within 48 hours - no reply from the winner then another winner will be chosen at random. So, keep out an eye on your emails and check your spams too once the event is over.

Allow the rafflecopter below to load. Make sure you complete all the entries to maximize your chances to win! 

Good luck everyone !

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

#FREE Blogger Opportunity ~ Glass Hand Bag #Giveaway Sign~Ups~!!

Glass Hang bags have these unique Light Up Luxury Handbags that are currently a "Hot" Ticket. These bags range up to $900 ea.

This awesome giveaway will take place Sept 1st - Oct 1st. This giveaway will be open Worldwide~!!

The Owner of this company has offered to sponsor this giveaway with a winners choice. Which means the winner can pick out their bag of choice. This giveaway will also be a giveaway hop which means 2 other amazing hosts will be giving away a Glass Handbag on their websites. Which is a win win and tons of new followers for all.

If you are interested in hosting this giveaway please follow the few rules that are asked of you.

1. You will receive one free Facebook link in exchange for your help in promoting this giveaway.

2. Bloggers must have at least a 1000 fans on Facebook to participate.

3. The sign ups will end on August 30th.

4. You may purchase additional links at $2

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#WIN Nexus 7 Tablet (8GB) ~ Open to Canada & Us ~ Ends September 6th~!!

Mom Powered Media proudly presents the Nexus 7 Giveaway!

Nexus 7 Tablet
  • Thin, light and portable the Nexus 7 was built to bring you the best of Google in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand.
  • With a stunning 7" display the Nexus 7 brings your entertainment to life in stunning clarity on a vibrant 1280-by-800 high-resolution display protected by scratch resistant Corning glass.
  • With over one million pixels in your hand, text is sharper, HD movies are more vivid and gameplay is smooth and dynamic.
  • Less charging, more doing With over 9 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing or 10 hours of e-reading and up to 300 hours of stand-by time, Nexus 7 is designed to go the distance. Whether you measure battery life in chapters read, levels completed, movies watched or minutes of backseat silence, you can spend less time charging and more time doing.
  • Designed with gaming in mind Nexus 7 was designed with gaming in mind. With heart pounding quad-core performance and sensors like a gyroscope and accelerometer - do a barrel roll then tilt, touch and tap your way to the top of the leaderboards while exploring over 600,000 apps and games available on Google Play.
  • Quad-core performance Nexus 7 was built by ASUS and comes with a NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor, meaning everything is faster - pages load quickly, gameplay is smooth and responsive, and running multiple apps is a breeze. A 12-core GPU delivers rich and immersive graphics while patented 4-PLUS-1(tm) CPU design gives you processing power when you need it, and battery saving efficiency when you don't.
  • The world's most popular platform Nexus 7 is powered by Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, the latest version of the world's most popular mobile platform. With smarter notifications, beautiful new widgets and home screen customization that's as easy as drag-and-drop - Android is faster and more intuitive than ever.

One lucky winner will receive a Nexus 7 Tablet (8GB).

Giveaway ends September 6th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

#WIN Back to Preschool #Giveaway Blast ~ 5 Winners ~ Open to Us Only ~ Ends August 25th~!!


Back to school is right around the corner for many children. There is excitement in the air!
But this excitement can be lost on the younger child(ren) in the family. 
This Giveaway has been put together with those older toddlers and preschoolers in mind. 
Do you have a young child in your family who would like some great art supplies, games and an educational DVD? Would you like some learning activities to work on with your child? Well read on to see what you could

Tots and Me along with my co-host Baby Costcutters and a bunch of great bloggers are excited to bring you this great giveaway.

First of all there are going to be 
5 winners!!

The Grand Prize Pack is worth $368 and includes all these great prizes:
Crayon Rocks has graciously supplied a 16 Count Bag of the winners choice.

  Feel and Find
For Small Hands is donating a 3D Feel and Find Wooden Game.

You can read my review of Rock 'N Learn's Dance with the Animals here, and their brand new DVD Sight Words 2 here.

Rock 'N Learn is letting the winner choose which DVD or CD they would like.
Additionally, you can head over right now and use this coupon code JQ7711 for 25% off DVD's or CD's on the Rock 'N Learn Site.

Sticky Mosaics
The Orb Factory will give the winner their own My First Picture Maker.

Blue Orange games is graciously supplying both Tell Tale Fairy Tales and the Wooden Game CooCoo the Rocking Clown.
Blue Orange Games CooCoo The Rocking Clown Game

Early Expert Spanish is offering a 1 full year subscription of their interactive Spanish.

Endless Games is supplying the winner with their very own A Bee C Matching Game.

Teach My is offering the winner their choice of All-In-One Kit.
You can choose from Teach My Baby, Teach My Toddler or Teach My Preschooler.

There are so many great personalized gifts to choose from and the winner will get a $40 Gift Card to go shopping at

The Creativity Institute has offered this same set to the winner.

Learner's Lane has offered to give the winner a copy of the book and the CD with the music and rhymes from the book.

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I have not yet received the Doodle Roll due to some unforeseen circumstances. I will review it as soon as I can.
But you can check out their site to learn a bit about them. I have heard they have a new product out, which is the item I was going to be receiving for review and giveaway.
Doodle Roll is supplying one of their new Doodle Roll Products. is offering a 1 month free preview of
I will be doing a review of soon.
My girls have used it for a year and a half and they love it.

Additionally these wonderful bloggers have donated some great prizes to the Grand Prize Pack

Leetle Baby has donated School House Rock Earth DVD
Mommy Bear Media has donated a $10 Gift Code to

Additionally I would like to extend my thanks to the following bloggers for helping to supply a $25 Gift Card 
(store to be determined)

But that's not all! Some of these great sponsors have offered to supply additional items toward a 2nd Place Prize Pack.
Crayon Rocks is offering a 8 count bag of Crayon Rocks.
The Orb Factory is offering Magnetic Mosaics Metal Jr. 
Blue Orange is offering Spot It! Jr
Doodle Roll is offering another new Doodle Roll
Teach My is offering a single Teach My Preschooler Kit.
Learner's Lane is offering an additional copy of What Children Need to Learn to Read.
Early Expert is offering an additional 1 yr subscription. is offering another 1 month free preview.

3 Additional Winners will also receive a 1 month Free Preview of
To enter this giveaway just complete the tasks in the Rafflecopter below. Please make sure you actually complete the task if you say that you do as I will be verifying. This giveaway will run until August 25th at 11:59 pm and is open to US residents 18 and over. 

#WIN Hyland's Baby Survival Kit ~ 10 Winners ~ Open to Us Only ~ Ends August 29th~!!

Welcome to Hyland’s Teething Survival Kit Giveaway!

Hosted By: Mommy and Baby Reviews and Emptynester Reviews
Cohosted by: Libby's Library, Spend With Pennies and My Vegan Gluten Free Life

Hylands Teething tablets have been around since 1903, they are a natural Homeopathic way to ease your babies pain while teething.

Ten Winners will each receive a supply of products for baby and caregivers to help them get through the sometimes stressful teething time.
Each package will contains:

  • 4 bottles of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets 135 count
  • 4 bottles of Hyland’s Calms Forté 50 count
  • A cute teething t-shirt for their little one from Hyland’s
    Each package is worth approximately $75
Hyland’s Teething Tablets
Sometimes it seems as if teething goes on forever, and it can be grim for mom, baby, and the entire family. Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets have made it easier for caregivers and babies for years. This homeopathic combination of natural ingredients relieves the restlessness, peevish whining and irritability that accompany infant teething. Hyland’s Teething Tablets are what parents turn to for a natural option that works! It’s uniquely formulated for safety, effectiveness and quality, and contains no synthetic ingredients, artificial flavors, dyes, or parabens. It works quickly to relieve irritability, redness, inflammation and discomfort on a child’s gums. And it’s always been benzocaine-free!
Hyland’s Calms Forté
This natural stress reliever helps mom, dad and caregivers get through the teething time, too!
It’s been safely helping minds and people rest for over 50 years.
· Relieves stress & relaxes with chamomile – one of four botanicals in Calms Forté that have long been used for soothing nerves and edginess.
· Wake up alert & refreshed – since it contains no sedatives, you won’t have any foggy, groggy “hangover” feeling in the morning.
· Gentle on the body & non-habit-forming – its homeopathic formula of all- natural ingredients works without sedatives or risk of dependency.
· Safe to use with other medicines – Calms Forté’s natural ingredients won’t interact with any other medication.
· Made in the U.S. & easy to find – look for it at pharmacies & drug

Contest is US Only and Winners will be verified that they are a fan of Hyland's on Facebook

Enter on the Rafflecopter below and Good luck!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

#HASBRO ~ The Amazing Spider~Man ~ Mega Blaster Web Shooter Product #Review

ARV $19.99
The Amazing Spider~Man Mega Blast Web Shooter

Imagine SPIDER~MAN adventures at a while new level with this incredible Mega Blaster Web Shooter set~!!

You'll be able to fire web fluid or water just like your favourite web~crawling hero when you pull on the glove and attach the Mega Blaster Web Shooter to it.

Evil doesn't stand a chance when you've got your Mega Blaster Web Shooter Set~!!

Web shooter comes with 1 can of web fluid, 1 refillable water cartridge and 1 glove.

Recommended for ages 5 and up, not suitable for younger children due to small parts that may cause a choking hazard.

It is quite simple to use, place your gloved hand into the web base holder and use your two middle fingers to trigger the shooter just like SPIDER~MAN does~!!

Please note that the web fluid is a pressurized container and adult supervision should be considered.  Please read the back panel on the cartridge before use.

It took me a while to get this review in place as all my children wanted to see it in action together, and with busy summer schedules it wasn't an easy feat...but we finally managed and boy oh boy, did they EVER have a pun

We loved how the web string came out like silly string and many giggles ensued as they chased each other around outside, blasting webs and water at each other.  I liked the fact that AFTER the web string was gone, they were able to use the other canister, fill it up with water and continue on their adventures.  

The string and water have a fair range, anywhere from 6 to 10 feet range.  

We found on the smaller children's hands, it didn't fit properly, but my 15 year old had no issues getting it to fit properly, and it is not adjustable to fit smaller hands.  The can of web fluid lasted maybe five or ten minutes and when I went to investigate the prices on refills, I promptly told my children to just use the water option.  Refill cans seem to be priced higher than the web shooter itself, which I found kind of odd.  I was thinking I was going to find them for 3 cannisters for $10.00 but the over $20 price tag for one can is a bit too much for this frugal mother.

However, the product was a huge hit and my kids agreed that they would have spent their own money on it~!!

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