Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Battle for the Book



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Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Battle for the Book

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The munchkins love Jake and the Neverland Pirates and this adventure is no different!  They ask to watch it over and over and thoroughly enjoy it with each viewing. The bandana included was a huge score for the little pirates.  This is one you definitely want to add to your collection!

Join Jake and his friends as they battle Captain Hook to save Wendy’s storybook and the story of Peter Pan! Embark on a magical adventure with Jake and Captain Hook in JAKE AND THE NEVERLAND PIRATES: BATTLE FOR THE BOOK on Disney DVD January 6th! This DVD is value packed with four additional episodes and a FREE exclusive checker board bandana with gold coins fit for any aspiring young pirate!

Here’s some awesome Jake and the Neverland Pirates activity sheets!

Join Jake and His Friends as They Battle Captain Hook to Save Wendy’s Storybook and the Story of Peter Pan!




On Disney DVD on January 6th


This value-packed DVD includes the Battle for the Book! adventure plus 4 additional episodes, over two hours of fun! Plus FREE inside every DVD is an exclusive checker board bandana with gold coins, you can’t get anywhere else!


Synopsis:                                When Wendy’s special Storybook is stolen by Captain Hook, Jake and his mates go to London to help Peter Pan’s friend (from the classic movie Peter Pan).  The longer the book is out of Wendy’s hands, the more she and her brothers (John and Michael) forget about their past adventures on Never Land.  The battle for the book continues in Never Land, where Hook plans to destroy the book and its stories in the legendary Ring of Blue Fire.  It’s up to our young heroes to save Wendy’s Storybook and the Story of Peter Pan!

Talent:                                      Sean Ryan Fox (Life Tracker, East of Kensington) as Jake, Madison Pettis (Cory in the House, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and 3, The Game Plan) as Izzy, Jadon Sand (Frozen, Wreck it Ralph) as Cubby, David Arquette (Scream movies) as Skully, and Corey Burton (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Captain Hook

Executive Producer:       Rob LaDuca

Producer:                               Mark Seidenberg

Director:                                 Howy Parkins

Street Date:                           January 6, 2015 (Director Prebook: TBC; Dist. Prebook: 11/25/14)

Packaging:                              1-Disc DVD with free checker board bandana with gold coils packed inside

Run Time:                              Approx. 141-minutes

Rated:                                       TV-Y

Aspect ratio:                        1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)

Sound:                                      2.0 Dolby Digital

Languages/Subtitles:      English, French & Spanish

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This fun Dog Toy Giveaway is sponsored by Tuggo Dog Toy, LLC and hosted by Mom Does Reviews and her pet loving blogger pals!

About Tuggo Dog Toy, LLC
Tuggo Dog Toy, LLC is the parent company which markets and sells the patented Tuggo brand Water-Weighted Tug dog toy. This one-of-a-kind toy is the perfect solution for providing dogs with exercise, entertainment and mental stimulation. The company is headquartered in Hendersonville, TN. For more information, visit www.tuggodogtoy.com.
How does the Tuggo Work?

The Tuggo is a new one-of-a-kind dog toy that uses weight to provide tension for dogs.The design is a hard, hollow plastic ball with a rope going through the middle that can be pulled from either side providing the tug-of-war effect. Additionally, the Tuggo has a recessed screw cap allowing the ball to be filled with water. Adding water inside the ball makes the Tuggo have a sloshing sound when it is being played with. This keeps yourdog interested in the Tuggo for hours! When completely full of water, the Tuggo weighs approximately 20 pounds. This weight provides the tension that helps promote exercise and build muscle.  

Be sure to Mom Does Reviews full review HERE.


One lucky winner will get their own Tuggo Dog Toy!

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Win a $100 Maggie Bags Gift Card



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Maggie Bags is THE seatbelt bag company that has recycles seatbelt material to create gorgeous handbags that are also affordable! The amount of material they have stopped from going into landfills is staggering. What’s not to love about a gorgeous bag that has helped our environment?!
One lucky person will receive a $100 to spend on the Maggie Bags website so they too can have a gorgeous Maggie Bag!

Win a $20 CVS Gift Card and GoGargle



Every year over 15 million people visit a doctor for a sore throat. This cold season, we encourage you to fight back with GoGargle! Do you remember Grandma telling you to gargle with salt water when you had a sore throat? Gargling with salt water is a time-tested remedy for sore throats due to the healing power of salt and its effect on inflamed or infected skin. And now there is a new, more convenient way to do it. GoGargle! tablets make treating your sore throat easy: just drop a
tablet in a glass of warm water, let it dissolve, then gargle your sore throat away! The special blend of salts reduces painful inflammation and bacteria in the back of your throat, while the aloe, chamomile, honey and zinc soothe and moisturize it. GoGargle! doesn’t just mask the pain, but works to provide long-lasting relief from the persistent soreness that seems never-ending.

Gargling with salt water is a time-tested remedy because it works, and now GoGargle! makes it tasty,
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This product is a must have during the cough/cold season.

Grandmas and health experts have been recommending salt water for years as a way to soothe sore throats and promote good health. Get in on the simple secret to a happy, healthy throat!

 The Giveaway

One winner is going to receive a package of GoGargle and a $20 CVS GC. This giveaway will end on  2/7/14  at 12:00am EST. Open to the US only. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply.

Thanks again to GoGargle for offering this fantastic prize.




The Paisley Hanger – My Favorite Online Boutique



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The Paisley Hanger

My Favorite Online Boutique


In college I had my favorite mall stores I used to love to shop in with my friends.  We always wanted to look cute and stay in style.  Now that I’m in my mid 30’s I still want to be in style, but my tastes have changed.  I can’t wear the same “cute clothes” that I used to and I’m not really ready to wear some of the older styles. I want clothes that are age appropriate but I still feel good and look good when I’m wearing them.


I was so excited to find the Paisley Hanger online!  It is an online boutique that has tops, dresses, skirts, accessories, and more!  I love that the clothes are cute (cute for a woman in her 30’s) and modest.  I also love the selection. They’re all very hip and in style.


I was visiting my family in Florida from Iowa this past Christmas and my sister was a little chilly. It was in the 70’s and she was cold, but I digress. Since I was in short sleeves and rather warm I offered her one of my jackets I brought down with me.


She immediately chose my Jade Accent Cardigan.  I had to ask for it back before I left too. It’s super comfy and has a great slimming effect.


I think the reason this boutique has such a great selection is the woman behind the boutique – Mandee.

I have always had a passion for fun, fashionable, trendy and affordable quality women’s clothing. As a mother, I think it goes without saying that we put our children first and ourselves last. Buying the “essentials” such as ball gloves, soccer cleats, LEGO’s, and everything else needed to raise 5 growing boys, I sometimes feel guilty when I look to purchase for myself (I am sure you mom’s can relate). And when I do take some mom time to go on a shopping adventure, I feel even more guilty when I look at the price tags on cute clothing.

So, to make a long story short, I came home one day and told my husband that I wanted to start an online store offering stylish women’s clothing without the price tags often found in box stores.

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I love the selection and I love the prices even more. It’s one of my favorite places to shop. Check it out, you will not be disappointed!

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Win a $50 GC to LTD Commodities


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The New Year is here and it is now time for the best football party of the season!  All month long, all roads lead to football, finger foods, and fun!  While everyone is getting ready for the Big Game next month, LTD brought to my attention several fantastic necessities every great host will need.

First, the lady of the house needs new serve-ware, especially new appetizer serving platters!  LTD offers several NFL Gameday options, as well as a traditional white that will be suitable for future events too!  The fantastic serving bowls below are 23oz ceramic bowls that are dishwasher and microwave safe!


My favorite serving set is the football field platter and football bowl (below).  I think I love this set the best because I can use it for any football event: college game day, rivalry weekend, and my boys’ sports themed birthday parties.


Platter set includes: Platter, 12″ x 8-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ and Dip bowl, 4 oz.

The man of the house will want a few things, just for him, too!  NFL Drink sets with eight cups and matching coasters will make him and his guests feel like the king of the castle.  What I am most impressed with is the price! You have to see it to believe it for yourself!  Take a guess and then hop over to check for yourself to see if you were right.  LTD has amazing prices that I cannot believe!  Go HERE now, go take a look and come right back.


Baby’s First Big Game!  Wrap your little one in a cute baby blanket sporting your favorite team’s logo!  These blankets make adorable baby blankets or throws for the bigger kids to snuggle up with on the couch.


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For 50 years, LTD Commodities and abc distributing have been committed to selling top-quality merchandise at tremendous value prices. From [their] humble beginnings as small mail-order businesses, the LTD Family of Brands has grown to become one of the country’s premier catalog and online merchandisers. And [they] are proud to say [they] remain a family-run company focused on one premise: satisfy our customers with high-quality products at a great value.

LTD Commodities began as a family owned and operated business in 1963 and has grown into one of the nation’s premier catalog retailers. [They] are a trusted source of quality products at the lowest prices, where you save BIG every day.

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LTD Commodities has the best prices on so many fantastic NFL products you can splurge a little or splurge a lot and still not break the bank! Visit their website to see all of their Super Party Ideas for Football’s Big Game!


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WINNER! Sunset SAVOR The Central Coast Wins Nations Most Outstanding Food Event at 6th Annual TASTE Awards



WINNER! Sunset SAVOR The Central Coast Wins Nations Most Outstanding Food Event at 6th Annual TASTE Awards





LOS ANGELES, CA (Jan. 16, 2015) – Thursday night, Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast – one of the country’s premier wine and food events — devoured the competition at the prestigious 6th Annual Taste Awards, where Hollywood luminaries honor the world’s best achievements in food, fashion, home and lifestyle events as well as programs on television, film, online and radio.

After a red carpet strut and star-studded ceremony, the organizers of Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast were awarded “Outstanding Food Event,” a significant achievement for a five-year-old event.  Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast offers four-days of hands-on culinary activities in one of the most beautiful, undiscovered corners of California – located in San Luis Obispo County midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Event organizers for Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast are planning this year’s culinary spectacular scheduled for September 24-27, 2015 at the renowned Santa Margarita Ranch and throughout San Luis Obispo County. The event brings the pages of Sunset magazine to life, showcasing regional lifestyle tips and Central Coast winemakers, brew masters, chefs, and artisan food purveyors.

“The TASTYs” – informally known as the lifestyle entertainment industry’s version of  “Oscars” or “Grammy’s” of the lifestyle entertainment industry – were awarded at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater by celebrity presenters such as  Alie & Georgia (Cooking Channel), Bobby Bognar (History Channel), Chef Ashley James (PBS), Andres Izquieta (Esquire Network), Jolene Sugarbaker (YouTube) and  Michelle Harris (Alive and Well TV).  A panel of judges – a diverse and respected group of food and wine editors, writers and bloggers, chefs, fashion journalists, television producers and other experts — chose Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast among a field of top nationally renowned events in California, New York and Las Vegas.

“We are delighted and proud to be honored by the prestigious Taste Awards and appreciate the recognition for San Luis Obispo County as a leading destination for wine and food,” said Stacie Jacob, CEO of Visit San Luis Obispo County, which organizes the event with Sunset magazine, the premier guide to living in the west.  “When we created the event five years ago, we wanted to create a truly immersive wine and food experience that stood apart, but we never dreamed that in just a few years we’d become one of the nation’s signature wine and food events. Last year we earned the 2014 Fame Award for Best Epicurean Event, a great honor by culinary industry peers, and now with the TASTY we’re excited to know that our event as truly arrived with media and consumers.”

The economic impact for SAVOR and overall awareness that the event creates for local tourism reaffirms the event’s ongoing success and continues to display a robust impact on San Luis Obispo County. Throughout the 2014 event weekend 9,500 guests attended Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, reflecting a 10.3% decrease over 2013 due to a restructuring of events offered. The event charmed food and wine lovers from across California and the country with a total of 36% of attendees from out of San Luis Obispo County, including Los Angeles, the Bay Area, the Central Valley, 22 different states and Australia. This reflects a 0.5% increase from 2013. Revenues from the four-day event boosted the local economy by $4.48 million, trending closely with 2013. The total economic impact from attendee spending in region was $1.15 million. The public relations efforts for the event garnered over 300 million total media impressions with a publicity value of $46.9 million.

“This prestigious award – and the continued creativity of our wine and food artisans – has permanently placed our region on the world’s culinary map, giving travelers more reasons to stop and stay in San Luis Obispo County as they head up and down California’s iconic coast,” said Jacob.  “It also inspires us to continue in our mission to herald the magnificent bounty of our beautiful region, exceeding expectations with new and unique flavors and experiences” said Jacob.  “We hope everyone join us later this year to discover what all the fuss is about. I promise you won’t be disappointed and neither will your taste buds.”

About Visit San Luis Obispo County

Visit San Luis Obispo County promotes San Luis Obispo County through advertising, marketing, public relations and group sales. Its membership base is comprised of over 500 tourism industry-related businesses including lodging properties, restaurants, wineries, golf courses and retail stores. Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast is produced and managed by Visit SLO County. For more information on Visit San Luis Obispo County, please visitwww.VisitSanLuisObispoCounty.com.

About Sunset

Sunset (www.sunset.com) is the leading lifestyle brand in the West. Through magazines and books, events and experiences, and digital and social media, Sunset covers the West’s best flavors, destinations, design trends, and innovations. Sunset engages and inspires an audience of over five million educated, active and affluent consumers every month through its five regional print editions—Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Southern California, Southwest and Mountain—as well as via all tablet devices and its website. In addition to its print and digital publication, Sunset showcases the region’s unique lifestyle and noteworthy destinations through its flagship events, established home programs, licensing partners, books and International Wine Competition. Sunset is produced by Time Inc., one of the largest media companies in the world.


Vacation Home Dreams within Reach



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Vacation Home Dreams within Reach


I grew up in FL and some how no matter where I live it will always be home. It’s also one of my favorite places to vacation.  It’s warm all year long and there is lots to do no matter what age group you fall into.

So if you’ve just retired or you’re just starting your family there’s no better time to consider a vacation home in Florida.  Florida is truly the perfect setting for everyday enjoyment and unforgettable family visits. With the help of a Carefree sales advisor, your visit will be planned at prime Florida destinations based on your interests and preferences. They will select properties that have everything you are looking for to preview during your personalized visit.

Special Offer: Your Passport to Paradise – You Stay We Pay!


Carefree is now offering my readers their very own passport to paradise!

The “Passport to Paradise” offer allows you to plan a 4-night stay vacation home visit at prime Florida destinations based on your interests and preferences. Carefree will select properties that have everything you are looking for (and more) to preview during your personalized visit to ensure it’s everything you dreamed it would be before you purchase.

If at the end of the visit, you do decide to buy a vacation home, your 4-night stay will be free and you will receive a $1,500 check within 15 days after the close of your new vacation home in Florida.
Thanks to Carefree RV Resorts, you are able to live the Carefree life you have always dreamed of at an affordable price!


Carefree RV Resorts offer you an experience of a lifetime – an affordable and fun way to own your own vacation home located near beautiful Florida beaches!*

Buying a vacation home in the south is within your reach. Carefree RV Resorts in Florida offer park model homes starting around 20K, with an additional annual lot rent. Not only are the RV Resorts located in desirable cities from Daytona Beach to Key West and popular vacation destinations throughout Florida, but they offer the RVing lifestyle without the RV. Instead of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase and maintain an RV, you could own your very own vacation home down south for a fraction of the cost.


From a wide-range of amenities, pet friendly communities, themed weekends activities like wine tastings, lifelong learning classes, and special interest groups, Carefree RV Resorts truly have something for everyone. With both family friendly and Age Qualified communities, you can find the premier RV Resort that best suits your needs and allows you to live the Carefree lifestyle you deserve!

*While the majority of communities are located in Florida, Carefree also has properties in Arizona, California, Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Ontario, Canada!

To learn more about the home sales or RV resort rentals, locate an ideal resort, and request a free quote or brochure!

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Paddington Comes to the Big Screen – Movie Review



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Paddington Comes to the Big Screen

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Paddington, the beloved children’s tale of a bear who finds a home with the Brown family, has received quite the update. The film which was adapted from the original books first published in 1958, hits screen today in true Paddington style. This adaptation brings all the same mischief that you remember to today’s children in a beautiful and entertaining story. 

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EmmyLou, age 5

Now I have loved Paddington since I was a little kid. It’s one of the first books I remember my mom reading to me. So you can imagine that I had pretty high standards to compete with going in. The mere thought of the movie not giving homage to my favorite bear was terrifying. Parents need not fear though, this movie not only does a fantastic job of portraying Paddington, but also adds humor for all ages. 

I can’t speak for children, as I am 17 years old…but I really think that kids will like this movie. The excitement in the theater was tangible as the kids in the seats next to me clutched their plush Paddington’s for dear life. The parents (and my mom who I took with me to the showing) seemed to enjoy it just as much as their children! I love when a children’s movie, like this one, speaks to all ages. 

The characters are what really flesh this movie out. Younger children will be watching for Paddington. Older kids and pre-teens will relate to Judy Brown, who as described by Paddington, suffers from a severe case of embarrassment. And parents will be able to have a laugh as they watch Mr. & Mrs. Brown scramble to figure out what to do with the mischievous house guest.  

All in all this movie is a faithful adaption of the books that everyone loved so much as kids. Heart warming and entertaining, Paddington is a film for the whole family. 

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Synopsis: From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you.” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

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Sync up your New Year’s resolution to stay on track #BetterMoments



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It’s hard to believe it’s already 2015!  As we start on our journey through 2015 here are a few ways to sync up your New Year’s resolutions so that you stay on track! All through December I heard people making their resolutions for the New Year. Unfortunately now in January I’m hearing a lot of people saying they have broken their resolutions.  The good news is they may be able to increase their chances of achieving their goals by just by using their smartphone or tablet to keep on track with their resolutions.

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Families are already relying on technology in their daily lives. U.S. Cellular is happy to help people leverage the available technology to enhance and simplify their lives so they can enjoy better moments with family and friends over the New Year and all year long.

Today’s technology and smartphones, such as the iPhone 6, offer a variety of apps and products to help keep users on track and increase the likelihood of sticking with any resolution throughout the year. In fact, recent survey findings by Prosper Mobile Insights indicate more than one in four U.S. smartphone or tablet owners plan to use their smart mobile device to help them keep on track with their resolutions.

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The Runtastic Six Pack app is great for those looking to lose weight or get in shape. This free app allows users to work out from home by creating custom work outs with a virtual personal trainer which will show users the proper way to do new exercises.  This is one that I really like. I live in a really small town and the closest gym is at least 20 miles away. I love that I can work out in my own home.

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The Runtastic Six Pack and its 50 workout videos can also be paired with the UP by Jawbonea fitness wristband. It can track what you eat, any activities throughout the day and your sleeping habits, then suggest small changes that will help you reach your goals. I’ve noticed that now that I am tracking what I put in my mouth it really makes me more aware. Because of that I am choosing healthier snacking options.

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Getting organized is another popular resolution, and we all know how hard it can be. The Any.Do app is an award winner that’s perfect for enhancing any to-do list. The app allows you to create lists of tasks that need to be completed and organize them by category and importance. You can set alarms and also easily sync your tasks from your mobile to your desktop to help stay on top of any to-do list, no matter where you are.  I am very excited to start using this one. I make all sorts of lists to help me get my work done.

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Many people resolve to see more of their family members throughout the year. The GroupMe app allows everyone in the family to stay in touch and make plans, no matter where in the country they are located. This app allows users to create several groups in which each member can share events, photos, videos and texts.  This would be a great app to use for party planning.

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Another one is the Check app. This free app allows users to link bills, bank accounts and credit cards. The app then notifies users of when a payment is coming up and even lets users set up automatic payments.

Those looking for help sticking with some of the most common New Year’s resolutions can use U.S. Cellular’s 4G LTE network, with speeds of up to 10 times faster than 3G to download some of these helpful apps onto their smartphones and tablets.

Thinking of getting your kids a cellphone? Here is a free Parent Child Agreement that really helps start that conversation.

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Win a VO5 Hair Essentials prize pack



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This great hair care giveaway is sponsored by Alberto VO5 and hosted by Mom Does Reviews and her beautiful blogger friends.

VO5 Salon Series™ professional shampoos, conditioners, hair styling and treatments are vita-rich with a unique blend of 11 lightweight, 100% natural vitamin oils and 5 Essential Vitamins.™ The powerful, frizz fighting mix fortifies and moisturizes hair for salon beautiful results from roots to ends™.

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Here are some fun hairstyles ideas from VO5 for your next night out- maybe Valentine’s Day?  Which one would suit you?
Looking for a vintage style that’s not hard to pull off? Try a classic 60’s Bardot ponytail. To achieve this elegant look simply comb and tease hair at the crown before pulling back. Finish with VO5’s Perfect Hold Styling Hairspray and your hair will stay perfect all night.
Want an effortlessly chic look that Blake Lively would envy? Loose curls are the way to go! Before curling, prep hair with VO5 Salon Series Anti-Frizz & Shine for frizz free waves. Finish with VO5’s Perfect Hold Styling Hairspray to set the curls for a night of dancing.

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Love braids and a classic bun? Why not combine them with VO5’s braided Top Knot. To detangle your hair, use VO5’s Simply Stunning Leave-In Conditioner. Grab your hairbrush and pull it back into a high ponytail and braid. Once braided wrap it around itself and pin it. Spray with VO5’s Salon Series Perfect Non-Aerosol Hairspray for a firm hold.

One lucky winner will receive a VO5 Hair Essentials prize pack!

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Point. Shoot. Savor. with the QuickFlics App



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I remember being in Kindergarten and performing in musical programs where we would invite our parents and grandparents to watch.  Back in the day if they wanted a “forever memory” they would record our performance to VHS and that meant lugging one back with the recorder and also hauling the video camera. It was huge and very heavy.  Thankfully those days are long behind us.

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Now, I can use my smart phone or tablet to record the munchkins and other memorable moments. I’m able to post them to my social media accounts and play them on my computer. Sometimes though it’s nice to be able to pop in a DVD and watch it on your TV.

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That is where the QuickFlics App comes in.

Your memories delivered.

QuickFlics is an app that gives you the most affordable way to get your photos and videos quickly and easily from your phone or tablet to your door!

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I just love this! You can take your videos from your phone or tablet and have them converted to a DVD.  You can watch them together and send the movies off to family and friends.  The process is so easy as well and you can do it all from your device.

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Right now all my readers can get their first DVD *FREE*! That’s right, all you have to do is use the code DonnaQF when you download the app. You will get your dvd free and only pay the $3.99 shipping!

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RSVP to the #BigGameTreats Twitter Party on 1/24



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RSVP to the #BigGameTreats Twitter Party on 1/24

Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about creative ways to show your team spirit with SNICKERS®, LifeSavers®, Skittles®, and Starburst®!  On Friday, January 23rd from 11am – 12 pm ET, please join us for the#BigGameTreats Twitter Party where we’ll be sharing tasty snack ideas for homegating, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

My hubby and I love watching football together. We also love throwing big football parties and having our friends over to watch the Big Game.  My favorite part of having others over is making all the food and appetizers.  I just saw an amazing recipe for a SNICKERS® cheesecake! I can’t wait to try it for out next get together. Join us for the #BigGameTreats Twitter Party and share your favorite home-gating recipes and party ideas.

RSVP to the #BigGameTreats Twitter Party on 1/24

Join me and RSVP for the #BigGameTreats Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

DATE: Friday, January 23, 2015

TIME: 11 am – 12 pm EST

EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 – $50 Walmart Gift Card

PRIZES: 5 – $100 Walmart Gift Cards

HOSTS: @AleaMilham@kellystilwell@donnahup@DiannaKennedy@thedomesticexec

RULES: #BigGameTreats Twitter Party Official Rules

RSVP & PARTY GRID: #BigGameTreats Twitter Party Page

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TIP:  How to join a Twitter Party – sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page!

TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page!

TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hashtag during the party to be eligible!

TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for chance to win!

TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that option checked when you RSVP for the party!

TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns – they are slower paced and easier to follow!

TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChats Twitter Party Calendar to find more fun parties to attend!

Find more helpful Twitter Party Tips on SoFabChats!

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