Monday, August 27, 2012


THE OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE is a simple story of a loving friendship, a surprise birthday party and a BIG adventure...

It’s a beautiful day in Lovelyloveville. It’s Schluufy’s birthday and the Oogieloves (Goobie, Zoozie, and Toofie) along with their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, are organizing a party (Ssshh! It’s a secret).  Everything is going along just perfectly until J.Edgar trips and loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville - OH NO!!! 

The Oogieloves immediately take action and set out to find the magical balloons in time to save their friend’s party.  Along the way the they meet some very interesting characters indeed, including Dotty Rounder, Bobby Wobbly,  Milky Marvin, Rosalie Rosebud  and Lola and Lero Sombrero . 

Can these new friends help them recover the magical balloons and get back to the cottage in time to celebrate Schluufy’s surprise birthday?

Cast: Toni Braxton, Cloris Leachman, Christopher Lloyd, Chazz Palminteri, Cary Elwes and Jaime Pressly
Directed by: Matthew Diamond
Story by: Scott Stabile and Kenn Viselman
Written by: Scott Stabile
Produced by: Kenn Viselman
Original Songs by: Scott Stabile (lyrics) and Josh Gronneer
MPAA Rating: G

Theaters and showtimes are NOW available on and
Put in your zipcode and start planning for Oogust 29th TODAY!
THEATERS will be added on an ongoing basis through next week

 At opening day every child gets a fun wand that glows in the dark -- it really helps make the film more of a family musical event than a regular 'ole movie!

For more info on Oogieloves

Just in time for the opening of The Ooglieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure I have a giveaway for some great prizes, including a tent! Prize package is valued at more than $150!
Click the pic to enter! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure in theaters ends 8/29

Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure!

The story follows the Oogieloves - Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie - as they prepare for a surprise birthday party for their friend, Schluufy. When their guardian, J. Edgar, loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville, the Oogieloves take action. Along the way, they meet Rosalie Rosebud (Toni Braxton), Dottie Rounder (Cloris Leachman), Lola and Lero Sombrero (Jaime Pressly and Christopher Lloyd), Milky Marvin (Chazz Palminteri), and Bobby Wobbly (Cary Elwes). 

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure opens in theaters on Oogust 29th!

The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure, a film that reinvents the movie-going experience. This film – basically a movie and a live show rolled into one - is the first-of-its-kind interactive family musical that encourages the audience to get out of their seats, dance, and sing. Visual and auditory cues invite the audience to “move” the action along, allowing parents and kids to interact not only with the characters, but also with one another.
Giveaway~ one LUCKY winner of Dnbuster's Place will win a PRIZE Pack valued at more than $150!


Glitter Tattoos (2)
Stickers (2)
Beach Balls (2)

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disclosure~ The Oogieloves prize pack and information have been provided by Oogieloves.   No compensation was received.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Betty Crocker® Cereal Muffin Mixes ~ ends 9/1

Is your family cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs®? Do they crave Cinnamon Toast Crunch® and Reese’s® Puffs too?  Well then get ready to enjoy these flavors in a completely new and exciting way, out of the bowl and straight from the oven! New Betty Crocker® Cereal Muffin Mixes are inspired by Big G cereal favorites Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, and Reese’s Puffs, and are sure to be a fun way to re-mix your morning meal routine.

Whether your family is gathering around the table for breakfast or simply grabbing a bite on-the-go, new Betty Crocker Cereal Muffin Mixes will provide a tasty and convenient way to jumpstart your day. Can’t get enough of these mouthwatering muffins? download a printable coupon for $.80 off one package of any variety of Cereal Muffin Mix.
I have found them at Walmart for $2.88!

As a member of MyBlogSpark I get the chance to review and try new items! This Spark was a great tasting one! I received a box from Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark that had 3 muffin mixes, an apron, a mixing spoon and a mug.
As soon as the box arrived my kiddos just had to try the new muffins!
These are just amazing! 

So easy to make! 
3/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of oil
2 eggs
muffin mix

place the muffin in the pan and top with streusel 

bake 15 minutes and ENJOY!!

We started with the Reese's Puffs!

Oh my, Dont they look YUMMY!

They must have been good cuz I had to make another
The CoCoa Puffs were just as easy to make!
The kiddos gave these Puffs a 5 out of 5 for taste and ease to make!

For more info on Betty Crocker see
As a member of MyBlogSpark I can offer one of my readers a Kit of their own to try the Betty Crocker® Cereal Muffin Mixes!!!

The winner will receive~ 
  • Box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal muffins
  • Box of Cocoa Puffs cereal muffins
  • Box of Reese’s Puffs cereal muffins
  • Apron
  • Tumbler
  • Spoon
  • Therm O Snack
Giveaway ends 9/1. Winner will be picked via Rafflecopter!

disclosure~ I recieved the items listed above from Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark. Prizes are offered in exchange for my review and post. No other compension was given or recieved.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Make the most of Outdoor Living

If you’ve got a large family or like to entertain, creating a useable outdoor living area can make you really appreciate those warm summer days. A well-created outdoor living area can also help to bring families together, encouraging children to play outdoors, whilst parents can be involved from the comfort of their new space. If you’re renovating or building a new home, consider the needs of your growing family when developing a plan for your outdoor living area. This newly created space should be somewhere that your family can relax and enjoy a day together, so follow this simple guide for creating your families new favourite living area.

Creating a Useable Space

Outdoor areas can often seem as though they were designed to look at, rather than to be used. Creating a useable space for your family will ensure that the area is frequently used, so that your hard work and efforts haven’t been wasted. An undercover area as well as an open backyard is the perfect combination for both entertaining and family life. Consider the placement of your outdoor area when building or renovating. If you entertain regularly, large bi-fold doors can help to open up the space, ensuring that the cook in the kitchen isn’t left out of the celebrations. If you’re choosing to build, talk to your builder about home and land packages that offer inclusions to enhance your outdoor living space. Aluminium bi-fold doors create a sleek finish, whilst timber framing is often the choice for creating a more welcoming feel. Whatever your final decision, be sure that your outdoor living area is both stylish and useable, as there’s no point in having a beautiful new area that can’t be enjoyed.

Consider Children & Pets

If you have children and pets, you should always consider whether or not your new area will be suitable for them too. For instance, if you have an elevated deck or balcony you must ensure that safety regulations are met and that you aren’t creating a dangerous environment for your children or pets. The different surfaces of your outdoor living area will also determine whether or not your kids and pets will enjoy this environment. Choosing to have a grassed area, in comparison to a rough pebble surface, will be more comfortable and inviting for both children and pets. If your children like to make mess, as most kids do, opt for a tiled undercover area, rather than timber hardwood panels. Tiled flooring is easy to clean and provides a durable surface – perfect for a family with playful children and pets. Creating a shaded play area for children is also a smart idea, as they won’t be restricted by the time of day for when they can play outside. Designing a useable outdoor living area can add a whole new dynamic to your home, creating the perfect area for families, entertaining and everyday living. This is a sponsored post.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Lock Up Safety For Students Headed Back-to-School and the Parents Who Want to Keep Them Safe with Master Lock

Master Lock is the world's largest manufacturer of padlocks and related security products providing innovative security solutions for home, automotive, campus, power sports, bike and storage security needs for consumers and industry alike. Master Lock Company LLC is an operating unit of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., a leading consumer brands company. Headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSEFBHS) is included in the S&P MidCap 400 Index. For more information about Master Lock,

Wow can you believe that the kiddos will start school in less than 2 weeks! They need to lock up everything from their bikes to their lockers thats where Master Lock Comes in! Master Lock can help you keep your items safe from others:) 
Master Lock Contest~
Beginning today through September 28, consumers can to participate in the "Master Combo Challenge" game for a chance to win gift cards, Master Lock products and more. The game asks participants to answer a variety of Master Lock and campus security trivia questions to earn sweepstakes entry points. All participants can then advance to the bonus level to play a timed lock animation game to earn additional points that garner sweepstakes entries. Sweepstakes winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries.
Consumers can also enter the promotion through the "#Lock in a Laptop" contest, for a chance to win a package that includes a laptop, printer, gift card and Master Lock products. The photo contest, #lockinalaptop, invites visitors to snap a creative shot of their Master Lock product, digitally edit it if desired and upload it to the website where others can vote for it, elevating its rank in the gallery. The contest winner will ultimately be determined through a review by a panel of judges.
Master Lock Vault - protecting the information students use online is just as important as securing valuables in a dorm room. The Master Lock Vault is a free digital safe deposit box offering convenient storage and industry leading security. Students can utilize the Vault to store and retrieve user names, passwords, lock combinations, account information, digital documents, and even program important reminder notifications with 24/7 access via smart phone app or website, available at
Locks can be purchased at a variety of retailers and e-tailers nationwide, with some models available through
For more information about the sweepstakes and contest, additional safety tips, and more product recommendations, visit the Master Lock website at or
About the Sweepstakes
. Making a purchase will not improve your chances of winning a prize. The contest and sweepstakes begin July 9, 2012 and end September 28, 2012. Must be a permanent lawful resident of the 50 United States, District of Columbia ("D.C.") or Canada, excluding Puerto Rico, other U.S. territories and Quebec. Must be 13 or older at time of entry (Maine residents must be 18 or older). Minors must obtain their parent's or legal guardian's permission before entering. Void where prohibited by law. Internet access required. Starting July 9, 2012, visit for the complete Official Rules (by which all entrants are bound) and for full entry/prize details.Sponsor: Master Lock Company LLC, 137 W. Forest Hill Avenue, Oak Creek, WI 53154.

Disclosure~I am sharing this post as a entry into a contest for a Master Lock back-to-school prize pack as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Fiber One® Nutty Clusters & Almonds! and Giveaway~ENDED

Fiber One® Nutty Clusters & Almonds! With the perfect combination of crunch and sweetness, this new cereal is a great (and tasty!) way to help get fiber you need.

  • Contains 11 grams of fiber (43% of the Daily Value), 23 grams of whole grain (at least 48 recommended daily), and 180 calories per serving
  • Chock full of delicious crunchy nut clusters, real sliced almonds and whole grain flakes

Find more info about FiberOne check out~ 

Fiber One Nutty Clusters and Almonds tastes great! 
The kiddos ate it up. 
I like that it contains fiber, whole grain and only has 180 calories per serving! 
We plan to incorporate Fiber One Nutty Clusters and Almonds into our diets! 

Giveaway~ one winner of Dnbusters Place will win 
  • (2) boxes of Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds cereal
  • ‘Nut’ Bowl & Spoon

Its easy to enter! Enter via the Raffle Copter Form below. Giveaway will end September 1st:)

Disclosure:  The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have all been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Big Fish Games~ Review

Big Fish Games

100% safe. No ads. No spam. 

Just great games for both PC and Mac!

I was given the opportunity to review Bejeweled 2 Deluxe by Big Fish Games

I downloaded the game to my computer and within minutes I was able to play. 

Big Fish Games is easy to navigate and use! 
There are 1,000's of games to choose from!

The titles offer a FREE version so that you can try the titles before you 
purchase the full version of the game.
You can play up to 1 hour of a game! 

There are many titles to choose from including 
and may more!!

Check out Big Fish Games

The world leader in downloadable games. A New Game Every Day!

disclosure~ i received a code for a free game download for this post.