Sunday, September 21, 2014

Giveaway - Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween may be my favorite holiday. I love decorating, I love dressing up, I love taking my little guy trick-or-treating. If you love Halloween, too, here's a FUUUUN giveaway for ya! It is Halloween theme, and there are a ton of prizes decor, a gift card, movies, etc.

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Grand Prize Package: 9 Great Prizes

Let's Take a look at some of these great prizes:

Mark Feldstein and Associates,Inc.

Flameless LED Orange and White Spider Web Tea Lights 4-Pack in Gift Box
 Scatter these Orange & Black LED Tea Lights around any room during the Halloween season to brighten up the spooky festivities. Features a safe LED light source that flickers and glows like a traditional tea light – minus the hazards caused by an open flame or dripping wax. $25 Target Gift card allows you to sell you unused Gift Cards at the best prices
on the web or purchase them at terrific prices as well. Take it from a user of their 
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From chocolates and caramels and crave-inducing popcorn's and things that taste delicious in the night, our Haunted House gift box has it all. The ominous, house-shaped gift box and the roof-form lid just scream Halloween! …and we haven’t even gotten to the treats: Cheese Popcorn, Drizzled Caramel Corn, Monster Mash Jelly Belly® Mix, Googley Eyed Pumpkin Cookies, Milk Chocolate Malt Balls, Chocolate Swirl Cocoa Mix, Halloween Cremes and a Milk Chocolate Kettle Corn Caramel Cluster. Truly the perfect Halloween gift!

 Mill Creek Entertainment

 Cookie Jar Halloween DVD

It’s No Trick, Ten Halloween Treats For Kids of All Ages!
Ten spooktackular animated TV shows guaranteed to provide a ghoulishly good time for all kids!

Celebrate Halloween with “Mona the Vampire”, “Richard Scarry’, “Sabrina the Animated Series”, Archie’s Weird Mysteries and many other cartoon favorites all on one DVD. It’s sure to be a boo-rific time!

   I Know What You Did Last Summer (Blu-Ray)

Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar star with Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Johnny Galecki in this terrifying tale of a body that just won't stay dead. After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim's body into the sea. Exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave and he wants more than an apology.
   Flatliners (Blu-Ray)

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure.

  TV Guide Spotlight - TV's Spookiest  Halloween Episodes

Discover the buried treasures of TV’s Halloween hits! This ghoulishly good collection is packed with 13 eerie episodes from your favorite TV shows. These are the spooky specials that celebrated the magic and creativity of network TV. Filled with kooky characters and haunted hilarity this DVD collection is sure to be a boo-rific time!

 It's Halloween time and what a great way to keep your children's Trick or Treat
candies separate with their very own personal  Pumpkin Bag with their name
embroidered on each of them. This adorable 100% cotton will last for years as
your children collect their favorite treats. The handle design is sturdy made to 
handle just about all the goodies they can collect on their favorite night of treating
around the neighborhood. With the bad measuring 8 inches high and with a 7 inch
opening, the handle gives this Halloween candy collecting bag an extra 5 inches in
height You can choose any name you wish to be personalized on the front of each 
bag since the winner will receive two, one for each child.

Click Here To Visit the GiftsForYouNow Halloween Page to See more Great Items! 

Standard Concession Supply

Pumpkin Patch Family Harvest Inflatable

New for 2014...Pumpkin Patch Family Harvest Airblown Inflatable. Show off your fall and Harvest decorating this year with this adorable Pumpkin Patch Family. This family pumpkin inflatable is very large extending out 14 feet with two large and two smaller pumpkins. All these pumpkins features some large Harvest smiles and are ready to party and celebrate with you this autumn!

This Inflatable Halloween Decoration comes with an External fan, internal lights to create a glowing night-time display. Includes Fan, yard stakes, and tether ropes.

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Giveaway - BeginAgain Puzzle Prize Pack


My son LOVEs puzzles and I love toys made with all natural materials like these puzzles from BeginAgain Toys! Right now, you can WIN a really cute wooden puzzle prize pack. I especially like the chameleon one. It is just so cute and pretty, too!

Welcome to our BeginAgain Toys Puzzle Giveaway
Sponsored by BeginAgain Toys
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“BeginAgain is a creative mix of old timey storytelling and responsibly crafted invention. It is our mission to tell stories through toys, to teach through play, and to invent in partner with the planet. Our company is fueled by the heroes we create and the partners we collaborate with along the way. At the BeginAgain workshop we believe our toys should provide play value without compromising planet value.”

BeginAgain brings educational and playtime together with their new wooden puzzles. These puzzles are great for your children to learn about numbers, letters and foods.

They use materials from Natural Rubber, Natural Cotton Fabrics, Harvested Woods, Wheat Starch Plastics and Bamboo when manufacturing their toys. So they are safe for your children ages 5 and up to play with.

One lucky reader has a chance to win all four of these wonderful puzzles.

Winner will receive:
Butterfly A to Z- Puzzle
Counting Chameleon- Puzzle
Number Snail- Puzzle
Alphabites A to Z- Puzzle
Giveaway is open to US residents only, 18+ to enter and ends on October 6th at 11:59pm est. Enter this giveaway by the Giveaway Tools below. Good Luck!
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Vegan Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

* This recipe contains links to If you buy anything after using my links, I may receive a small commission.

I made these cupcakes the other day when I was working on a review for re-usable baking cups and I finally got around to typing up the recipe on here. These are my easy, go to cupcakes, when I need to throw something fun together for a birthday or event. The chocolate cake is rich and moist. The frosting is creamy and indulgent. Best of all? No animal products need to be used to make these!

What You Need:
(for the cake)
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup hot water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut oil or some type of vegetable oil
1 tsp white or apple cider vinegar

(for the frosting)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup vegan butter
1/2 tsp of vanilla
2 tbsp soy, almond, or other milk

Makes 12 cupcakes

What You Do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.

Add the hot water (I like to nuke it to make it hot - it brings out the chocolate flavor of the cocoa), vanilla, oil, and vinegar

Pour into your cupcake cups in a muffin tin, or if you have re-usable baking cups, they can just stand on a cookie sheet, and bake for 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.

Transfer to a cooling rack.

Once cool, put your frosting into a baggie with a corner cut off, or a piping bag to do your frosting. Or I suppose you could just glob it on there. It is just going to get eaten, right?!

* make sure your dairy free butter and milk products are organic, to avoid GMO foods. It is great if it can all be organic, but those two specifically tend to contain GMOs if they are not organic.

15 minutes later, voila! Perfectly cooked through chocolate cupcakes. I loved how the molds provided a little rigidity to each cupcake as I used a fork to pull each one out to cool.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Our Visit to Jurassic Quest at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Our little boy is almost 3 years old and he is a dinosaur fanatic. He has dinosaur books, toys, watches movies and shows, plays apps and games, and knows 5 syllable proper names of creatures I never even knew existed. When we found out Jurassic Quest was coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds, we knew we would have to make the trip down there to see their life sized, dinosaurs in person.

Jurassic Quest is a traveling show of museum quality, realistic, and animatronic dinosaurs in displays that feature the enormous reptiles in naturalistic environments.

When we got in there the little guy was a little scared... he's not quite 3 years old and these dinos were HUGE and they were roaring, and moving!

But then he warmed up to the idea of looking around...

...and checking them out.

All the dinosaurs are very realistic with all the authentic details. Many of them move, roar, and even appear to breathe! It was fascinating to see the life sizes of some of these creatures that you read about and have no idea the sheer enormity or the small cuteness of some of them.

Each display has information on the different creatures, so you can learn their names, where they lived, and what they ate - if your kid doesn't already know all of this. Ok, it is for the adults, so we don't look stupid when are asked about the eating habits of the Edmontosaurs by our two year olds.

There are some of the old faves like the Stegosaurus...

... and ones that I had to take a picture of the sign so I could remember it when when he asks me later.

The little guy liked it so much we had to walk through all the displays twice!

Then we got to meet a dinosaur that was walking around in the crowd.

After walking through the dinosaur displays, there are a bunch of other things to do, like ride dinosaurs,

dig for fossils,

bounce, slide, roll, and jump your way through the bouncy inflatable playground...

Many of the activities are an additional cost, or you can purchase VIP tickets, but you can find all that info on their website, under Ticket Info.

There is a science experiment station and a crafting station which are included in the regular ticket price.

Of course my little crafter had to spend some time crafting...

...and then he got eaten by a T-Rex, outside.

There are a ton of different food offerings outside and here at Del Mar Fairgrounds, they were allowed to sell beer :)

Jurassic Quest is a perfect event to enjoy with a dinosaur fan of any age - even the very little ones. Not only is it educational, but it transports you into a world that existed millions of years ago in a way that going to a musem and looking at bones, or reading a book and trying to imagine, does not. This is an experience not to miss if the dinosaurs happen to come to a city near you.

Check out all the information, see where they are going to be next and buy tickets, here.

* We received complimentary tickets to attend the Dinosaur Quest event but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Attn. Bloggers - Canon Rebel Giveaway Opp

Hey Blogger Friends! Do you want to join in on a giveaway for a Canon Rebel camera? I LOVE my Rebel and I think the winner will too! You can help us give one away for FREE if you post an announcement post like this one on your blog.

Here's the info:

Sponsored by Adventures of a Military Family of 8

Prize: Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera 
and all of the Thanksgiving Day trimmings!!!
ARV $700+
(Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens &
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens + 11pc Bundle 16GB Deluxe Accessory Kit
Dates: November 1-20, 2014
Sign ups end: October 30, 2014
Fee: Free & paid links available

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additional prize details:
  • This Kit includes 14 items all with USA Warranty and manufacturer’s supplied accessories
  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging – EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Zoom Lens –
    Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • 16 Gigabyte SDHC Secure Digital Memory Card – Focus Secure Digital USB Card Reader – Focus Universal Memory Card Wallet –
    Focus Pack of LCD Screen Protectors
  • Additional LP-E8 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Replacement Battery Pack – Focus Well Protective SLR Camera Gadget Bag with Pockets & Strap
  • Focus Full Size 59″ Tripod W/Case – Focus DVD Guide to Digital SLR Cameras – Focus 5pc Dlx Lens Care & Cleaning Kit –
    HDMI cable for HDTV connection – Focus TV Flashlight Remote – BONUS!! Free 25 Quality Prints
  • Disclosure: This giveaway is solely sponsored by Adventures of a Military Family of 8, any additional sponsors that join
  • will not be held responsible for prize fulfillment.

Friday, September 19, 2014

50% Off Mabel's Labels Pirate Sticky Labels

* If you use one of my links in the post to make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. I will thank ye!
Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! 

Do you need to label stuff for school, sports, or daycare? Today is a great day to buy from Mabel's Labels! They are offering 50% off Pirate Ship or Skull 'n' Crossbones Sticky Labels

These labels are dishwasher and microwave safe!

This promo is for TODAY ONLY and it is an excellent deal.

TOMORROW, 9/20, Mabel's Labels is offering 50% off Plane Sticky Labels for their second year of Talk Like a Pilot Day, created by Mabel's Labels. Don't miss your chance to shop these great offers!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Giveaway - Leawo Video Converter Pro

Welcome to Video Converter Pro Software Giveaway! Hosted by Giveaway Monkey and Sponsored by Leawo!

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LeawoSoftware, the leader in multimedia conversion solutions, brings the latest and the most user-friendly software there is to improve people's media life. One of there most popular software is the Video Converter Pro.

Combining with an all-round Video Converter and full-featured DVD Video Converter, Leawo Video Converter Pro is the best program for you to convert videos, audios and DVDs.

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