Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Winners~ Qwik Shower wipes and Piczzle picture puzzle!

Thanks to the sponsors Qwik Shower wipes and Piczzle Pixture puzzles for the prizes for the Giveaways~

Congrats to

Claudia from Oregon
She won the Qwik Wipes giveaway!
Sponsored by Tomoson.com

and

Heather from Ohio
She has won the Piczzle Picture puzzle
Sponsored by Tomoson.com

I also have a couple more giveaways that are still going that have very low entries that are ending soon
you can enter those HERE!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Healthy Chocolate! Drink Mayesa! Review and Giveaway!

Product Description
Can chocolate and good health go together? It sure can when you drink Mayesa! Made from organic cacao, and full of antioxidants along with Omega 3 & 6, this chocolate drink is also soy-free and dairy-free. The "Mint" flavor is also gluten-free. Mayesa is a healthy chocolate drink for children and adults alike. It’s rich, it’s delicious, and it’s Good for you!

For more information on Mayesa check out
MAYESA.COM
FACEBOOK
TWITTER

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I received 2 samples of the Mayesa Healthy Chocolate drink, Cacao Original and Cacao Mint. Organic, chocolate immunity boosting? I’ll eat it. In the case of Mayesa, I’ll drink it. Mayesa, pronounced “my-es-ah,” is a new drink made with organic cacao, hemp protein, and a variety of spices. The Cacao Original was Delicious. It has a much stronger coco taste than other chocolate drinks that you may be used to but I actually preferred it.  I didn't care for the mint. I like that you can drink it hot or chilled. Mayesa is just less than 200 calories per serving, a lovely afternoon pick-me-up or snack. More importantly, Mayesa is, as the company claims, an “indulgent” treat, and the taste supports that claim.

You can purchase them online at the Mayesa store HERE for $36 plus shipping for a case of 18.
Mayesa is available in stores in California, Arizona, Texas and Massachusetts!

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Win a 6-pack of 3 drinks of each flavor.(Cacao Original and Cacao Mint). To enter the giveaway please fill out the raffle copter entry form below. You must complete the mandatory entry first then the extra entries will be available to enter.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



Friday, November 25, 2011

La Cocina de HERSHEY’S® Party review and Giveaway!

Cookie exchanges are a longstanding tradition in the United States where the host and each of their guests bake and bring a batch of cookies, and then get together to trade and try each kind. After the horneando juntas, everyone will leave with new holiday memories and plenty of cookies to enjoy, share, and even give as gifts to others.
Invite your family and friends over for your own horneando juntas. Just before your guests are gathered, set the ambiance by baking an extra special batch with HERSHEY’S® KISSES® brand chocolates and HERSHEY’S® Cocoa to fill the house with the delicious scent of cookies fresh from the oven. Learn your closest friends’ family recipes from back home and introduce them to new ones!

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The kiddos and I had a cookie exchange party this past weekend! I let the kiddos mix and bake the cookies themselves! They had a great time in the kitchen and made some great tasting cookies!





Don't the kiddos look SO adorable in their Hershey's aprons! They make sugar cookies! We even gave our guests boxes and brown napkins to take their choice of cookies from the party home with them! A great time was had by all and there many chocolate faces all around! Our guests brought thier own cookies and treats and we exchanged recipes and cookies!
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Not sure what to make for your intercambio de galletas?
Try some of the great recipes from La Cocina de HERSHEY’S® including:
Florecitas de Chocolate KISSES®, delicious cookies topped with HERSHEY’S® KISSES® Chocolate
Bolitas Mágicas KISSES®, delicious cookies rolled in powdered sugar
Polvorones de Limón y Coco, for those who prefer lemon and coconut fruit flavors
Galletas de Chocolate HERSHEY’S® y Menta, for a hint of mint
Galletas de azúcar, a classic recipe
Cuernitos de HERSHEY’S® HUGS & KISSES®

For more info please check out HERSHEY’S® Kitchens on Facebook
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$1.00 off when you buy two (2) HERSHEY´S® KISSES® bags (7.5 oz or larger)

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Win your own Hershey's La Cocina party package so that you can host your own cookie exchange!
included in the prize pack ~
 
(1) bag of HERSHEY’S® KISSES® Chocolates
(1) can of HERSHEY’S® Cocoa
(1) $10 Visa Gift Card for the purchase of additional recipe ingredients
Apron
Mixing Bowl
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To enter please fill out the raffle copter form below. Mandatory entries must be completed first then the other entries with become available.
Thanks to MyBlogSpark for this great cookie exchange party package and the chance to give one away to one of my readers!



Tuesday, November 22, 2011

PAM Cooking Spray~ review

The new and improved PAM® formula has been shown to be 70% better at attacking baked on food vs. bargain cooking sprays. Not only will every meal be picture-perfect, but you’ll have more time to enjoy your food and spend less time soaking, scrubbing and cleaning in the kitchen. Put your toughest recipes to the test and watch as PAM® comes to the rescue! No matter what meal you’re cooking, PAM® helps you pull it off. Even better.


Check out more about Pam~
PAM® on Facebook
PAM® website
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As a member of Smiley360 I received~
•PAM® Cooking Spray – Full Value Voucher (1 full-size can of spray)
•Hunt’s Tomatoes – Full Value Voucher (1 can of tomatoes)
•Pyrex Glass Dish
•Spatula
•Recipes
•Step-by-step Guide for the Ultimate PAM® Challenge
•Smiley360 Sharing Guide





Pyrex and Pam work wonderful together! This mission was the best I have got to try! The Pam was wonderful and my dinners don't stick to the bottom of the Pyrex pan! I have since made enchiladas, lasagna and meat loaf in my Pyrex pan. The spatula allowed everything to come out and serve all the kiddos evenly.
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Thanks to Pyrex, Smiley360, Pam and hunts for the FREE items to try and review.

Snuggle Exhilarations White Lilac & Spring Flowers™


Experience an irresistible and refreshing burst of spring fragrance with Snuggle Exhilarations White Lilac & Spring Flowers™. A shower of precious white lilacs and blushing spring blossoms that bring your senses to life. Snuggle Exhilarations is a line of fabric softeners that not only makes your laundry soft and snuggly, but also makes it more uplifting with its cheerful and delightful fragrances. If you are seeking scent variety in fabric softeners and fragrances, you will love to exhilarate your senses with their newest fragrance - White Lilac and Spring Flowers™.

Check out Snuggle on Facebook

How to use~
Usage method depends on type of your washing machine.
Standard Machines - Add Snuggle® brand liquid fabric softener to your washer during the final rinse cycle or use an automatic dispenser for added convenience. To avoid spotting, do not pour Snuggle® directly onto clothes.
HE Machines - Before each load, add Snuggle® brand liquid fabric softener to the built-in fabric softener tray that is often placed to the right or left of the detergent tray.
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As a member of Smiley360 I received
•One (1) 32 ounce Snuggle Exhilarations White Lilac and Spring Flowers™ fabric softener
•The Snuggle Exhilarations White Lilac and Spring Flowers™ Information and Sharing Guide

 
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I have to admit this one was of the best smelling mission I have had the privilege to try! I washed our sheets and blankets more than a week ago and they still smell wonderful and fresh. White Lilac & Spring Flowers™ reminds me of spring time. Its refreshing and light. My towels were light and snuggly and great to touch! I give this product a 5 out of 5. It preforms well and the smell lingers:) Even the kiddos liked the smell and commented about how well their blankets felt and smelled.
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Special Thanks to Snuggle and Smiley360 for the FREE bottle to sample and try!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Qwik Shower wet wipes Review and Giveaway!OVER




Product Description :
QwikShower Gym Class Wipes have been a big hit on the Internet. Now, for a broader appeal, we've developed QwikShower Big Wet Wipes that will be available everywhere. Freshen up after a walk, a workout a bike ride or a fishing trip. Lunch after morning yoga is better after a QwikShower. These are individually wrapped 10x12 thick moist wipes with a fresh scent and cleaning power. Keep them in your purse, locker car and gym bag to use anytime. These are not little tiny pop up wipes! They're big and thick like a wash cloth.
 
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Where to purchase~
Qwik Shower They cost $1 each or a package of 100 for $49.
 
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My Review~
These Qwik Shower wet wipes are awesome! They are great to carry in your purse or gym bag. They are great to wipe any kiddo down after a mess. They are great to refresh when you just don't have time to shower! They don't make you feel sticky like most wet wipes. I will be using them again because they are very handy to have around. You just never know when a kiddo is going to make a huge mess! We give them a 5 out of 5!
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Win it~One lucky ready will win a set of Qwik shower Wipes to try for themselves! Enter using the Raffle copter entry form below. Please enter the mandatory entry first then proceed to the extra entries.
 


Drink to your Health with TEAS' TEA green tea



Product Description


The tradition of "Drinking Tea" to maintain good health dates back to early Buddhist texts and Chinese manuals on healing herbs. Camellia Sinensis (the tea plant) is described as being a potent medicine to promote good health and longevity.

Drinking tea has been known to keep the mind alert and treat ailments ranging from the common cold to indigestion. With today's growing interest in holistic ways of health and wellness, the tea culture as a "slow" life enjoyment, and as healing remedy is on the rise.

An array of studies have shown correlations between green to and good cardio health & blood circulation, maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels, improvement of brain function, an aid in healthy weight maintenance and alleviation of obesity, a contributing factor to good oral health, immune system boost and more - a long list of positive health implications.

Green tea has potent antiviral and antibacterial properties. The tea polyphenols are strong antioxidants - catechin being the strongest property, and often referred to as EGCG. Research has shown that Catechins may help cancer and tumor prevention, along with preventing a multitude of aliments. Links to research studies below, where you can read more and come to your own conclusions.

To us here at TEAS' TEA and ITO EN, Drinking Right is as important of a message as Eating Right. TEAS' TEA is a authentically brewed and bottled green tea product range in three categories

1. UNSWEETENED
2. LOW CALORIE (lightly sweetened)
3. CLASSIC (sweetened).

TEAS' TEA is premium tea. Authentically brewed. GMO free. All-Natural with natural cane sugars. No artificial flavorings.

TEAS' TEA was selected by Whole Foods Market Wellness Club, an initiative by Whole Foods Market to pre-select products good for your health to help WFM shoppers make sound purchasing decisions for optimum wellness.
Read more here: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/story/2011-08-24/Whole-Foods-tests-Wellness-Clubs-for-healthier-eating/50125800/1

Research Resources:
Tea & Cardiovascular Health
Medicine Net: Health benefits of Tea http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=82252
Tea USA http://www.teausa.com/general/teaandhealth/204g.cfm

Tea & Cancer Prevention
Journal of the American College of Nutrition:
The Role of Tea on Human Health www.jacn.org/content/21/1/1.full.pdf
Tea USA http://www.teausa.com/general/teaandhealth/205g.cfm

Tea & Bone Health
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:
Tea drinking and bone mineral density  http://www.ajcn.org/content/71/4/1003.short
Tea USA  http://www.teausa.com/general/teaandhealth/202g.cfm

Tea & Oral Health
Perio: Go Green for Healthy Teeth and Gums http://www.perio.org/consumer/green-tea.htm
TEA USA http://www.teausa.com/general/teaandhealth/200g.cfm

http://www.itoen.com/  for more information
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Purchase TEAS' TEA HERE
coupons can be found HERE
Find out more info about TEAS' TEA
Facebook and Twitter
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I received 2 teas and a recyclable tote. They were light, clean and refreshing. The kiddos even tasted them and they liked them!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Piczzle – Your Unique Personal Photo Puzzle Review and Giveaway~OVER



Product Description ~
Piczzle Picture Puzzle service is an Internet-based retailing and manufacturing service of Custom Jigsaw Photo Puzzles. We strive to provide the best custom jigsaw puzzle service by creating a fun, dynamic and an interactive option for those who wish to capture precious life’s moments through a photo puzzle game – for themselves and for the ones they love.

Piczzle's Cardboard Puzzles are made of outstanding materials, top craftsmanship and the highest print quality. They are constructed of a premium grade cardboard that has been laminated with a glossy finish. Our cardboard puzzles are precision press cut so that all pieces will be perfectly match one another and they are printed using an advanced digital printing technique that results in sharp, multicolored prints.
Piczzle Photo Puzzles are Fully Customized with 6 to 2,000 pieces. They are Cardboard or Wooden, rectangular, Heart-Shaped or Round Puzzles. They come in sizes Small to X-Giant. The prices are $6.99 to $399.99. They are made of Exceptional Quality, Top Printing Technology, Top Product Material, Top Graphic Design. Piczzle is Commitment to Excellence , Experienced Staff and they have Outstanding Customer Service!
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Why Make a Picture Puzzle?
We offer you an easy, convenient and fun way to:
Preserve your cherished memories for family, friends and yourselves;
Share your sentiments with friends and family through a thoughtful, personal and a fun visual communication experience;
Achieve joyful self-expression through creativity and by displaying your stories with photos and words.

For more information about Piczzles products and services check out ~
HOMEPAGE
FACEBOOK
YOUTUBE

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Buy Piczzle's Cardboard Puzzles~
It is easy to order a Piczzle Puzzle. Go to their home page HERE. Click on products. Decide what kind of puzzle you would like. They have several shapes from round, heart and rectangular puzzles. Once you ddecide what shape you would like you then click "start here". The next page is where you pick how many pieces you would like your puzzle to have. You can also add text to you puzzle on the same page. Click continue at the bottom of the page. The next page is where you see the personalized puzzle box and enter your shipping info. The next page you upload your picture. The final page is the confirmation page! It so easy to preserve and of your special memories in a puzzle!
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Review~I ordered a 30 piece customized jigsaw puzzle made of cardboard, rectangular shape of my daughter in her JROTC uniform!
 
She loved it!

She hurried up and opened it and put it together:)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
She first separated the edges from the center pieces
It didn't take her long at all to admire herself as a puzzle!
I like that the puzzle is a picture of a memory that will last a lifetime. The puzzle is made of thick quality cardboard that will last years to come. The pieces fit well together and the 30 piece puzzle was fun to put together! I think these are great gifts for anyone! These would make wonderful Christmas presents!
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Win it~Piczzle has generously offered offered one of my readers a 30 piece rectangle picture puzzle.  Winner may choose between a Small or a medium cardboard puzzle! To enter please fill in the raffle copter form below. The mandatory entry must be completed first them the extra entries will be available for entry.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



Monday, November 14, 2011

The Great UGLee Pen! Review and Giveaway~ended



Product Description



The UGLee Pen is a revolutionary ergonomic pen that is designed, created and used by a real physician. This Doctor-inspired grip pen is redefining the way people view pens and writing.
The UGLee Pen is good for everyone who writes (even just a grocery list), and is especially helpful to people who experience pain and discomfort when writing, for example those with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.,. It's also the best writing utensil for children who are learning to write and are developing fine motor skills, as well as helpful for special-needs children who find holding a pen or pencil properly difficult. And for high-school and college students who have to take copious notes, this pen helps keep hands and fingers from cramping.

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I received a pack of 3 UGLee Pens~ I luv these pens they are so comfortable to write with and easy to hold. These pens fell so great that I have lost 2 already to the kiddos! You knwo if the kids like them then they are great pens! When the ink runs out you can purchase ink refills in packs of 10 for $15.


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Giveaway~ Enter the rafflecopter entry form below to win a pack of 3 valued at $19.99.




Sponsored by Tomoson.com

My Caring Cross ~ Review and Giveaway~ Ended



The Olivewood Cross~
Caring Crosses are individually carved from a single unique piece of beautifully grained olive wood pruned from the olive trees around Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus. Christians have been carving crosses like this for hundreds of years, originally for pilgrims and more recently tourists visiting the Holy Land. Each craftsman receives a fair price to support their family and Christian community. The Caring Cross is designed to fit comfortably into the palm of your hand as an aid to prayer or meditation. Ideal as your spiritual companion for easing children's fears, comforting worries and stresses of adults and focusing the prayer of the sick and elderly.

Our Mission is to help Christians in Bethlehem~
Issa is a Christian living on the outskirts of Bethlehem and has been carving crosses and religious items his whole life to support his wife and three children. Twenty years ago my mother met Issa on a visit to Bethlehem and began importing his olive wood handicrafts. With the decline in Bethlehem tourism, Issa and other Christian Artisans are struggling. Our aim is to support them by providing a market for olive wood crosses direct to Christians in America.
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These crosses are beautifully made!
To order your own there are some great discounts at this time!
1 cross is $8 ($5 plus $3 shipping)
2 crosses are $12 ($9 plus $3 shipping)
Mission Pack is 8 crosses at $40 ($32 plus $8 shipping)
Fundraising and Church packs are still $3 per cross plus shipping.
To order at these great prices above go here.
each cross will come with a beautiful velveteen gift bag.

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I received a beautiful Caring Cross with a velveteen gift bag. The cross is wonderfully made! The CaringCross is made from genuine olive wood in Bethlehem, the Holy Land. Designed specifically to fit within the contours of your hand they are perfect to hold during prayer or meditation. Caring Crosses make a wonderful gift to say "thanks" or "I care" to your pastors, priests, bible study groups, prayer groups or any family member or friend in need of a little boost in faith.
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Giveaway~ Caring Cross has offered one of my readers thier very own Comfort Cross and velveteen gift bag! To enter please fill out the rafflecopter entry form below!





I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sponsored by Tomoson.com

The Slice™ Safety Cutter - Great For Couponers!




Product Description
The Slice™ Safety Cutter is the most versatile tool you'll ever own. Features a finger-friendly microscopic ceramic blade that's quick, easy and a safe substitute for scissors. Perfect for scrap-booking, clipping recipes, coupons and news articles, removing shrink-wrap, opening CDs, DVDs, and plastic packaging, and more. Includes a built-in magnet and key-ring hole. The Slice Safety Cutter is easy to carry in your purse so you can easily cut coupons at the store, great for scrapbooks, safe for the kids to help you with.

- Ceramic blade lasts longer than steel
- Stays sharp and never rusts
- Built-in magnet and key-ring hole
- Finger-Friendly™ Design
- For left- and right-handers
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For more info about the Safety cutter or other Slice Inc products please check out their face book page~ http://www.facebook.com/SliceInc

The Safety Cutter is a great product!
You can purchase your own by clicking the box below for only $5.99



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The Safety cutter is great! I have used it to cut my weekly coupons. Its easy to carry in m purse or pocket and then bring out to use at anytime! the Safety slicer has a permanent place in my coupon box! Its so easy and safe to use that my kiddos used it to click some coupons and make some pages for their scrapbook! I recommend The Slice Safety cutter to anyone who does alot of cutting! It is easy to use and very handy!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Medieval Times ~ Dallas, Texas~ #MedievalTimes

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is North America’s longest running dinner attraction.
It invites guests to travel back to the 11th Century. On Friday, November 18, it rolled out of a completely new show – the company’s first since 2007 and an upgraded menu. While the show offers many new elements, some traditions remain. The live show will still feature two- and four-legged performers with a utensil-free meal serviced in a castle-inspired arena.
The Dallas Medieval Times Dinner &; Tournament is the First of the Medieval Times To roll out the new show and menu!

Medieval Times~ Dallas, Texas
The Show
Almost two years in the making, the new live production presents audience favorites such as live jousting, swordplay, horsemanship and falconry.
Guests are taken back in time and encouraged to cheer for one of six “Knights of the Realm” named after historic regions of medieval Spain.
In addition to a new story, the production includes new lighting, choreography and battle scenes, costumes, new horse dressage elements, and a new soundtrack custom created for Medieval Times and recorded in Kiev, Ukraine.
 
After the opening, guests will witness intricate battles that are precisely planned sequences that have been practiced daily. With authentic weaponry and enhanced armor, the new production presents non-stop action tied to the tempo of the music. And while there’s still a general theme of “good versus evil” throughout the show, guests will see much more of what they like most about the show – fights scenes that maintain the highest quality and safety standards.
 
The Horses
While almost all of the royal subjects at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament stand on their own two feet, the most celebrated members of the Kingdom are best known for their trot, gallop and canter. Pure Spanish Horses, Quarter Horses, Friesians and Menorcan – from the Mediterranean island for which it is named – complete the mix of horses at each of Medieval Times’ nine North American Castles.
The Music
When audiences experience the new show debuting on Friday, November 18, at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, they may sense a familiar note behind every clash of swords. Award-winning IMAX and feature film score composter Daniel May provides all of the dramatic musical elements that complete the Castle experience.
 
The Feast

Guests will even enjoy an upgraded menu for the utensil free meal during the new show.
The menu includes:
Tomato Bisque
Focaccia Bread with Olive Oil and Seasoning
Oven Roasted Chicken
Larger BBQ Spare Rib
Herb-Basted Potato Split into Two Quarters
Spiced Carrot
Braided Apple Strudel
Larger Beverage Servings and Coffee





Get Tickets
Guests can purchase tickets at the door, online at www.medievaltimes.com (check the website for a great deal on tickets at this time, you can take advantage of our Everyone Pays Kids Price promotion ($35.95 ++). There is also a deal online for a free Royalty upgrade!), or by calling 1-888-WE-JOUST.
For show times, visit www.medievaltimes.com 

Guests also can find Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament on Facebook and Twitter.
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My family and I attended The Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Dallas, Texas on Saturday November 5th. We attended the 5pm show. This was an awesome family experience! We also had Royalty Tickets which Included:  Admission to the Show, Four- Course Feast, Upgraded Seating, Knights Cheering Banner (we did have to pay for the banner $1), Commemorative Program, and Behind the Scenes DVD!

We arrived about 5 minutes before the show started cuz traffic in the DFW area was horrid! Being that we were so late and had 2 extra people that wanted to come with us my family was divided into 2 different seating areas. My family (2 of us) were given the Black and White area and the other members of my group (5 of them) were given the Blue seating area. I loved that we were separated into different groups. We each had our own knight to cheer for!

When we arrived we were escorted to the check in area, that is where we found out that we could not all be seated together.  We then entered the next area that took our tickets and then gave us our crowns and our seating number! The 2 of us received a black and white crown and the rest of the group were given blue crowns. We were then escorted to a thrown for our entry pics. The blue group had their picture taken then my group had our picture taken. The Blue group ended up purchasing their entry photo as a souvenir of their trip to Medieval times. It was a great value to remember the night for only $20. After our pictures we entered the arena and were seated very quickly in the 2nd row of the black and white section. The rest of my family was seated in the first row of the blue section. We waved at each other because we were not close enough to chat with them.

At our seat, waiting for us to arrive was our plate, bowl, cup, commemorative program and a take home DVD of behind the scene of the tournament. The show began with in minutes of being seated.
The meal started quickly with the presentation of the "Dragons blood" soup, otherwise known as Tomato Bisque was served along with our drinks. The drink choices were Pepsi, tea or coffee. When the drinks and soup had been served the server came back thru with Focaccia Bread with Olive Oil and Seasoning.
While were enjoying the start of our meal the show was already getting under way with the introduction of the 6 knights. The next presentation was The Royal Falconer! The falcon flew all around and above our heads. That was neat to watch!

When The Royal Falconer finished his brilliant show the meal continued. Next came the HALF chicken! Yes, it was a complete half chicken and tasted so good! It was hard trying to concentrate on the show while enjoying the food..lol ~ The meal itself was wonderful all the way to the dessert of the apple turnover!

If you are looking for a wonderful experience with your family Medieval Times is the place to go! From the time the show starts to the time the shows ends its non stop action and eating. Medieval Times was an action packed 2 hours of fun for the whole family!

I have loads of pictures posted on my Gather blog that shows just a glimpse of our wonderful adventure at Medieval time~ you can view them here
I have over a dozen videos posted on my Youtube account~ you can view them here
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Disclosure~ I received 4 adult tickets with Royalty Package in exchange for my review on the NEW Dinner and Tournament at the Dallas, Texas Medieval Times. Thank you so much to Mrs. Johnson from Medieval Times and B2B for the opportunity! Thank you so much Ladies~ This was a real night to remember for the Family and I!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Dr. Sears’ Zone™ Nutrition Shakes/shaker Review and Giveaway


What is the Zone Diet?
Surprisingly, it is not what you think. The Zone Diet is a way of life that helps you lose fat and increase wellness by reducing cellular inflammation. It's cellular inflammation that is the underlying cause of not only weight gain and the acceleration of chronic disease, but also the reason behind decreasing physical, emotional, and mental performance.
The Zone Diet was developed by Dr. Barry Sears, one of the world's leading authorities on the hormonal effects of food and their effect on cellular inflammation.
At Zone Labs they continue to create a number of unique dietary products that make it easier to follow the Zone Diet.
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I was lucky enough review Dr. Sears’ Zone™ Nutrition Shakes - Sample Pack and shaker.




Delicious Zone Shakes serve as a tasty meal replacement, a healthy pre-workout snack or post workout recovery drink. Made with our Controlled Release Nutrition™ technology to stabilize blood sugar and conserve calories throughout the day, helping you to burn stored body fat as your primary fuel source instead of storing incoming calories as fat. The Zone allows you to stay fuller on fewer calories. When mixed with 8 ounces of 2% milk, Zone shakes are 310 calories.

Dr. Sears’ Zone™ Shaker Cup - 16 ounces (500 ml)


The best way to mix your Zone Shakes and take them on the go. The slightly larger diameter enables quicker mixing and washes more easily than taller, thin mixing cups. There is also a removable grate on the inside that makes the shake slightly frothy while helping to ensure all of the Zone Shake mix blends perfectly with the milk. The opening at the top of the cover makes it easy to drink straight from the cup while preventing any accidental spills.
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I was so glad to be able to get the shaker with the samples. The shaker makes it so easy to prepare the meal replacement shakes. It is simply open the package and mix it with 8oz of 2% milk and shake. Each meal replacement shake is only 310 calories. The sample package of the meal replacement shakes came with 3 flavors. The flavors are Strawberries n' cream, French vanilla and Milk Chocolate. The best part about the meal replacement shakes are they taste GREAT! I also like that they are Made with our Controlled Release Nutrition™ technology to stabilize blood sugar and conserve calories throughout the day. Each meal replacement shake has 16g high-quality protein, 4g of fiber and are vitamin fortified! Each meal replacement shake full filled me for up to 4 hours so that i didn't nibble thruout the day cuz I wasn't hungry!
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Giveaway~ Dr Sears has offered 3 of my readers the same set that I got to review ~ The sample pack of the 3 great tasting flavors of meal replacement shakes and the shaker cup to try the Zone for themselves!
Here is what the winners will receive!


To enter to win, please enter via the raffle copter form below. If the entry method asks you to like or follow, please include your id to the site you liked or followed. All entries will be checked. If you are found to have cheated ALL entries will be deleted. If you tweet about the giveaway please leave the URL so i can verify that entry.
Good Luck!




disclosure~ I received 3 meal replacement shakes and a shaker in exchange for this review and giveaway from Dr Sears' Zone website.

Celebrate the "Greening" of Frito-Lay'​s Casa Grande Plant ~#fritolaygreen


 Frito-Lay is working to minimize its impact on the environment. As a member of the Frito-Lay fan program, I was among the first to learn about some exciting news: Frito-Lay’s manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona is 75% Near Net Zero! You may be wondering what ‘near net zero’ is… It means that the facility now operates mostly on renewable energy and recycled water while producing nearly zero waste.
At the Casa Grande plant, they’ve implemented technologies to recycle water, generate electricity and steam from renewable energy sources, achieved LEED certification and succeeded in sending nearly zero waste to the landfill. At all of thier facilities, they reuse thier shipping cartons up to six times before recycling them to help reduce waste.  All Frito-Lay manufacturing plants are striving to divert at least 99% of waste from landfills. Frito-Lay added 1,200+ fuel-efficient Sprinter vehicles to its fleet along with converting 650 sales cars to hybrid vehicles to help reduce emissions.
Now, they’re even using all electric route delivery trucks in some of our metropolitan markets.·        
For more than a decade, Frito-Lay North America has been committed to reducing the use of key major resources and the company’s overall environmental footprint, with the goal of:  reducing water use by 75%; natural gas by 50%; electricity by 45% and fuel by 50% - all by 2020.
The environmental sustainability milestones at the Casa Grande plant are certainly helping us make progress on these goals.         
Through the “Near Net Zero” project, Frito-Lay has gone further than any other U.S. food manufacturer in taking a production facility nearly “off the grid”.

I encourage you learn more about the Casa Grande plant and Frito-Lay’s groundbreaking sustainability efforts here
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Disclosure~ I recieved a Frito-Lay snack pack, including three favorite Frito-Lay snacks made at the plant: Lay’s Classic potato chips, Tostitos Restaurant Style with a Hint of Lime tortilla chips and a bag of SunChips snacks – along with a reusable Frito-Lay grocery bag made from recycled material. in exchange for my review to celebrate the “greening” of the Casa Grande plant!  

#MyBlogSpar​k: Spread the Warmth with Cinnabon

Cinnabon is looking for ways to warm the hearts of others this holiday season and needs your help to Spread the Warmth through its Random `Packs´ of Kindness contest.

Cinnabon wants you to share its ooey-gooey awesomeness with friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers, and then share your story online! From November 6th through January 7th, share any act of kindness to qualify for a chance to win prizes!

Simply photograph or video the reaction to a random act of kindness and submit it to the Cinnabon Facebook page for a chance to win free weekly Cinnapacks or a cash prize of $2,500 and a $2,500 donation to the charity of your choice.



For more contest rules and information on how you can help Spread the Warmth visit the Cinnabon Facebook page.
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This information was supplied by Cinnabon and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

#MyBlogSpar​k - Enter Pillsbury'​s Rookie Bake Off!

Grab your aprons and start your ovens! Pillsbury´s first-ever Rookie Bake-Off® Challenge has just begun!



The Rookie Bake-Off® Challenge consists of six weekly challenges, each providing you with a chance to win $500, 5 doable new recipes to vote on and use each week, and even inspiration from guest bloggers!


To enter for your chance to win each week, visit BakeOff.com to check out the weekly challenge and submit your entry!
Just keep in mind...


The whole shebang!
Submit a recipe, story, and photo.


A quick fix! Prep time in 30 minutes or less.


A lot for a little! Five ingredients, including at least one Pillsbury refrigerated dough product.


All that and more! Keep in mind creativity, consumer appeal, appearance, and include an inspiring story.


To find more information and contest rules, visit BakeOff.com.
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This info was provided to me from Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark