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Experience the Pucker Power® of Lemonhead candies (giveaway ends 9/27/14)

 

Box of Lemonheads

Yesterday I wrote a post about the Candy Club monthly candy subscription service. The review package I was sent contained and assortment of sour candies.

I used to love sour candies when I was younger. I guess my taste buds have changed over the years because I find sour candies that I used to enjoy a bit too sour for me.

My husband and my kids on the other hand LOVE sour candies. Next to gum it’s my kid’s favorite type of candy (my husband would probably choose chocolate over a sour candy but sour candy would be his second choice).

My husband keeps a large bag of Lemonhead candy in his wardrobe. He usually has a small baggie full of Lemonheads in his lunch box. Aside from the fact that he loves Lemondheads he says sometimes he likes to have a hard candy to suck on and Lemonheads are his hard candy of choice.

My kids are always dipping their hands into his Lemonhead bag. They too love Lemonheads and like to take a few to school with them to suck on in class.

Lemonheads are made by Ferrara. Ferrara has been making candy for 100+ years (since 1908 to be exact). Even though so much time has past Ferrara still holds the same creativity and innovation at heart today as they did in the company’s early years.

Ferrara are also the #1 non-chocolate candy manufacturers in the United States.

There is some new news in the world of Lemonhead candy. The iconic sweet and sour candy has been tantalizing taste buds for over 50+ years (since 1962). The brad wants to bring this famous candy to a new generation.

This year Lemonhead has come out with new packaging and a new logo. Not only does it give the candy a fresher, updated look, the brand also introduced new products to their candy line.

New Lemonheads

Lemonhead candy still has it’s infamous Pucker Power®, but now they have introduced new flavors including Apple, Cherry, Grape, Orange and Lemon. There are also Chewy Lemonhead and Lemonhead Gummies.

Lemonhead sent my family an awesome package filled with classic Lemonhead candy as well as the new product line.

My favorite is the Chewy Lemonhead variety package that includes the new flavors (cherry, grape, apple, lemon…). I also really like the Lemonhead gummies which also come in a variety of flavors in each package.

My kids really like the Grapehead flavor candies. I think that was both of their favorite new flavor.

My husband’s eyes grew as big as saucers when he saw the assortment of Lemondhead candies we received, including his favorite classic Lemonhead.

I like that that brand is staying true to it’s roots but at the same time offering fans new and exciting products.

The new Lemonhead products are available at retailers nationwide.

You can visit the brand online at www.Lemonhead.com. Also check out the brand’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/Lemonhead) for more information. The brand is also on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram (links are found on the brand’s website).

Lemonheads

Lemonhead would love to give a lucky reader a nice assortment of Lemonhead products packaged in a Lemonhead branded drawstring tote bag (my daughter uses the bag for her gym class). Thank you Lemonhead!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on September 27, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you’d like to win this prize package and/or what new Lemonhead product you would like to try?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 


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Beloved moments from The Fault in Our Stars (ends 9/27/14)

 

TFIOS

 

One of this year’s most popular films, The Fault in Our Stars, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 16, 2014. I know a lot of people who are very anxious to get a copy of this film.

I have not seen the film (yet) but I am looking forward to it. I have heard so many good things about the film, as well as to keep a box of tissues near by.

My daughter read the book and really wanted to see the film when it was still in theaters but plans with her friends never worked out. I offered to go see it with her but the idea of being seen at the mall with a parent is apparently totally “uncool” for teenagers. LOL!

The Fault in Our Stars has been called “the greatest romance story of this decade”. It features brilliant performances from Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as the modern day star-crossed lovers.

As an Ambassador for the film, The Fault in Our Stars, along with other ambassadors, were asked to create a list of the top ten moments from the film that we’d like to relieve. Since I didn’t see the film I couldn’t come up with any.

Check out what the other film ambassadors came up with.

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After reading this list I am even more excited to finally have the opportunity to see the film.

Did you see the film? Or did you read the book by the same name? If so, what favorite moments you would like to relive? Comment with your favorite or favorites for your chance to win a the Little Infinities Extended Edition Blu-ray of The Fault In Our Stars

This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only and will end on September 27, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what is your favorite moment or moments from the film (or book) that you would love to relieve? If you haven’t seen the film or read the book please comment on why you’d like to win a copy of the film?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

 

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Dolphin Tale 2 in theaters September 12, 2014 (giveaway ends 9/20/14)

 

Dolphin Tale 2

Swimming into theaters on September 12, 2014 is the sequel to the delightful family film Dolphin Tale, appropriately titled Dolphin Tale 2.

In the original film is based on the true story of a dolphin named Winter. She was rescued off the coast of Florida. Her tail was damaged after it was caught in a fisherman’s net and it had to be amputated. The amputation put a lot of stress on her spine due to the way she had to move around without a tale. Thankfully she was given a prosthetic tale which has enabled her to live a happy life.

If you haven’t seen the first film I would recommend checking it out.

The new film, Dolphin Tale 2, is also inspired by true events. This time it involves a baby dolphin named Hope. Hope was also rescued and brought to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium back in 2010.

Both Winter and Hope are played by the actual dolphins. I think that is pretty cool.

The film opens in theaters on September 12, 2014. Check with your local theater for show times. 

Here is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.

 

If you would like to learn more you can visit the official website, www.DolphinTale2.com. You can also “like” the film on Facebook and follow the film on Twitter (@DolphinTale). The official hashtags on social media is #DolphinTale2 and #WinterHasHope.

September 12th is also Homeschool Day. If you are a homeschooler (or know someone who is) you can check out the free curriculum for Dolphin Tale 2. You can check out the Dolphin Tale 2 curriculum here.

There is an official hashtag for Homeschool Day too – #HomeschoolDay2014.

This is a great homeschool resource in case you are interested – www.HhomeschoolMovieClub.com/Homeschool_Day.

Dolphin Tale 2 giveaway

I also have a giveaway for a lucky reader which consists of a Dolphin Tale 2 t-shirt and a pair of Dolphin Tale 2 sunglasses (no choice in color – sorry).

PLEASE NOTE – Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on September 20, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you’d like to win this prize package and/or if you plan on seeing the movie?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 

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Movie Review: Draft Day plus giveaway (ends 9/20/14)

 

Draft Day Blu-ray

It’s football season. Changes are football fans have already had their fill of the game with Thursday night football, football all day on Sunday and not one but TWO Monday night football games today (Sept. 8th). So far it looks like it’s going to be a great season. Not for all teams (my husband’s team especially) but the season just started so there is still time to turn things around.

My husband’s birthday is in April around the same time as the NFL draft. For his birthday every year he doesn’t ask for a gift but rather to be able to sit and watch the draft play out on television. How he can sit and watch it for hours at a time I’ll never know.

One day I hope to surprise him with passes to be at the draft in person. They hold it at Radio City Music Hall which is not too far away from where we live. That would be a dream come true.

To be honest, watching the draft can be dull, especially if you are not a die hard fan or have a vested interest in one of the players. At least that is how I looked at it until I saw the film Draft Day.

Draft Day stars Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Sam Elliot, Terry Crews, Frank Langella, Denis Leary and Sean Combs. This is an impressive all start cast.

What you see on television when you watch the NFL draft is nothing compared to the drama, wheeling and dealing that goes on behind the scenes in the “war room”.

Kevin Costner plays Sonny Weaver Jr., the General Manager of the Cleveland Browns. As the General Manager it’s his responsibility to pick the best players for his team. Since his team is in a “funk” it’s important that he makes some great picks for his team at the draft.

Sonny father recently passed away which only adds to his stress. To make things even more stressful his girlfriend Ali (Jennifer Garner) is pregnant.

How he doesn’t snap under all this pressure I’ll never know.

Draft Day Screen shot

I think I got whip lash when it came to all the wheeling and dealing to trade draft picks with other teams. After a while I got lost but my husband was almost mesmerized by the whole film. He “got it”.

I foolishly thought this film had another story line and that the draft stuff was secondary. That was not the case. This film is all about the draft and what goes on behind the scenes. Soap operas don’t have nothing on the NFL Draft! It’s crazy confusing and very stressful. Even I was getting a bit frazzled by the situation.

Don’t get me wrong, it was a good film, but I think you have to be really into football to appreciate the film as much as it should be. My husband loved it. He thought it was fantastic. I got lost and sort of gave up trying to keep up with things and just enjoyed the film “as is” without getting too deep in thought about it.

I think all the actors did a fantastic job. I was a bit surprised by Jennifer Garner in the role of Ali, but she made it work. I’m so used to seeing Jennifer in silly, light hearted films like 13 Going on 30 and The Odd Life of Timothy Green. I’m not used to seeing her in more serious roles.

I was surprised to see Sean Combs in the film. I never thought of him as an actor but he did really well in his role.

Football fan will enjoy the cameo appearances from actual NFL players like Deon Sanders, Jon Gruden and Ray Lewis.

The film comes with special features.

Blu-Ray Special Features:

  • “On The Clock: The Making of Draft Day” featurette – Cast interviews and a look behind the scenes in the making of this film.
  • “Welcome to Primetime” featurette – An interesting look into the real NFL draft.
  • Audio Commentary with Writers Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman – I never do commentary. I find it distracting.
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • Theatrical Trailer

DVD Special Features;

Audio Commentary with Writers Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman

Deleted Scenes

Here is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.

 

If you would like to learn more about this film check out DraftDayTheMovie.com. You can also find the film on Facebook, Twitter (@DraftDayMovie) and Instagram.

The film is rated PG-13 for language and sexual references.

One lucky reader will win Draft Day on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on September 20, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what your favorite NFL team is – OR – why you would like to win a copy of this film?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no ccompensation The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Back to school with Crayola (giveaway ends 9/20/14)

 

Girl drawing back to school

By now most kids have started off the new school year. Some children started back week’s ago. My children started last week..

My kids are in high school now. We never know what kind of supplies they need until they attend their first day of class. We always pick up the basics before school starts (lose leaf paper, pens, pencils, highlighters…). We have to wait for school to start before picking up binders and notebooks.

I miss the days when my kids went to elementary and middle school. We always received a supply list in the mail before school started so we could get all the supplies before school starts and be able to take advantage of the great sales.

One staple that was always on the supply list was Crayola crayons. I miss those days! There is nothing nicer then a brand new box of Crayola crayons. I still remember when I went to school and my mom would buy me a box of crayons as part of my school supplies. It was my favorite supply because I’ve always love to draw, doodle and color. I even love the smell of a fresh box of crayons and how all the tips are perfectly sharpened.

Sadly high school doesn’t require crayons, but they do request students have markers and colored pencils. Crayola makes markers and colored pencils so I am still able to buy Crayola products for my teenagers.

I recently went to Staples to stock up on some Crayola products. Some were for my kids (markers and colored pencils) and the other products I am donated to my job. I work in a childcare situation caring for children at our local courthouse. The children in our care are there for a variety of reasons in Family Court (divorce, custody, paternity, order of protection…). As you can image the children all love to color, so it’s always nice to have an ample amount of crayons on hand. The children also love to paint so I pick up some washable paints too.

I was a bit “iffy” about picking up markers. Markers can be so messy. However Crayola carries washable markers. As per my boss older children often request markers so I made sure to include those in my shopping trip.

Check out all the goodies I picked up.

Crayola

I picked up three packages of Crayola Colored Pencils. One was for my son (he needs it for school) and two for my job.

The Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers are new for this year. I picked up two packages – one is a bit thicker than the other. The all-new washability technology allows these markers to wash out of skin, clothing and painted walls. Ultra-Clean will allow teachers to wash off common classroom desks with ease.

In addition I picked up a larger set of washable markers and a package of Pip-Squeaks markers for little hands.

I purchased three boxes of Crayola Crayons for my job and a big box of 64 crayons for me. My husband and I love to color. I know that sounds strange but we find it relaxing. We especially love to color holiday related images. :-) We’re just big kids at heart.

The Crayola Visi-Max Dry Erase Markers are also new for this year. These are for our dry erase calender at work. These dry erase markers are designed to help maximize classroom visibility. They are also new for 2014. The Visi-Max Dry Erase Markers have improved color vibrancy, making them easier to read.

Lastly I picked up a couple of packages of Crayola Washable Watercolors paints. The kids love to paint but the paint we currently have in our room is not washable, there fore we rarely take it out (unless it’s an older child).

Crayola products are available at many retail locations across the country including grocery stores, drug stores, department stores, office supply stores and toy stores.

For more information about these and other Crayola products visit www.Crayola.com. You can also find the brand on the various social networking sites.

Crayola Logo

 

Crayola would like to give a lucky reader a $25 VISA gift card that you can use to pick up some Crayola products or other back to school supplies you might need. Thank you Crayola!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on September 20, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what your favorite Crayola product is?

For Extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I received a gift card to purchase Crayola products. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Protect your cellphone with Tech Armor (giveaway ends 9/18/14)

 

Smartphone

If you have a cellphone you NEED to protect it. Trust me, I speak from experience. Even if you think are you are being super duper careful with your phone accidents DO happen.

My entire family has cellphones – iPhones to be exact (4S, 5S and 5C). We all try and be very careful with our phones but we haven’t always been so lucky.

Our daughter once dropped her phone in the toilet. She had it on the bathroom sink (she had taken it out of her back pocket) and accidentally knocked it and it fell into the toilet. Ugh!

Most recently our daughter totally shattered her phone. Sadly it was entirely her fault.

Our daughter has an iPhone 5C and she NEVER put a case on it. We got her a case when we first bought the phone but she didn’t like it and never used it. Every day I would tell her to put the case on the phone and she always said she was careful and the phone would be fine.

It wasn’t.

One day at the local zoo she was playing around with my husband and went to grab the phone out of his hand and instead of grabbing it she hit it and the phone flew out of his hand and landed on the concrete.

Phone

Not only was the front of the phone shattered but she ended up breaking the camera on the phone too.

After spending nearly $200 to get it repaired we made sure her phone ALWAYS had a case on it.

As you know cellphones are expensive and getting them repaired can be very pricey too. You need to protect your investment.

If you are looking for great cellphone accessories to help protect you phone consider products from Tech Armor.

Tech Armor carries accessories for smartphones and tablets including screen protectors, chargers and cases. The company even offers a hassle free lifetime replacement warranty on their products. Not many companies offer that (I wish more did).

Tech Armor was kind enough to send me a wonderful assortment of Tech Armor products to review.

One product we were especially grateful to receive was the Premium Ballistic Glass Screen Protectors. I feel that if our daughter had one on her phone it might have helped to prevent it from shattering, or at least shattering a lot less then it did.

The screen protectors were the first products we had put on our phone. I feel better knowing that the screens have some protection against drops and scratches.

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The screen protectors were easy enough to apply. Sometimes they can be tricky if you don’t line everything up correctly but we didn’t encounter any problems.

My son has the Tech Armor RetinaShield Blue Light Filter Screen Protector for iPhone 5/5c/5s  on his iPhone 5S. He uses his phone a lot and in poor lighting (he’ll use it at night in his room with very little light in the room). I like that the screen not only protects his phone but also his eyes too.

When applying the screen protectors make sure the phone’s screen is cleaned well. Dust and dirt can prevent it from sticking properly.

The wall and car chargers were greatly appreciated. We can ever have too many of those. It’s always handy to have extra charges so you can charge your device when you are on the go. Now I’m able to charge my phone at work if needed rather then run down my charge until I have the chance to charge it in my car.

We received an assortment of Tech Armor EdgeProtect Grip Scratch-Resistant Bumper Cases. These are great cases. They are nit big and bulky some some protective cases can be. They are slim and easy to get on/off your phone for each cleaning. Sometimes dust and debris finds it’s way behind cellphone cases. I would recommend removing your case and cleaning the phone on a regular basis.

Some cases are difficult to get on/off quickly. The Tech Armor cases pop on/off in mere seconds. They are also available in fashionable colors that men and women (or teens) will enjoy. My husband had a nice bronze color case on his new iPhone 5S work phone thanks to Tech Armor, but now he has on a gray one. I don’t know when he changed it.

Sorry for the horrible photo - I had to take the photo with my cellphone.

Sorry for the horrible photo – I had to take the photo with my cellphone.

 

He has one of the more “heavy duty” cases on his personal phone and he did mention to me that he likes how slim and less bulky the Tech Armor case is.

Best of all these slim cases are very budget friendly. They are only $9.95 on the Tech Armor website. You can stock up on different colors and change your case when the mood strikes.

Tech Armor understands the importance of protecting your phone, that is why they offer consumers top of the line products for all your smartphone (and tablet) needs.

If you would like to learn more about Tech Armor visit www.TechArmor.com. You can also find the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. All the social media links are found on the bottom of their home page.

I’m very impressed with the products that I received to review. My family really enjoys them too. As a mom it feels good knowing my kids are protected from accidents, especially now that they are back to school.

Tech Armor has generously offered to give a lucky reader a huge prize package which includes;

This prize package has a $75 retail value. Thank you Tech Armor!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on September 18, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me which Tech Armor product mentioned above you are most interested in trying out.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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