Monday, December 27, 2010

P&G Buy 4, Save $4 Deal Going On Now....

Last night I headed to my local Kroger because there is a great deal going on!  Starting yesterday, you can head to your local Kroger grocery store (or Ralph's, Dillions, Smith's, Fry's, King Sooper's) and take advantage of the P&G Buy 4, Save $4 deal!  Before I shopped, I went onto and loaded digital coupons onto my Kroger Plus card, so I saved even more with the fabulous manufacturer's coupons!

This is what I purchased last night....

1 12 double roll package of Charmin, 8 rolls of Bounty, 2 Herbal Essence shampoo, 
1 large bottle of Dawn, 1 Old Spice deodorant and 2 packages of Duracell batteries

By loading the coupons on my Kroger Plus card, I saved...... drum roll please......

The P&G Buy 4, Save $4 deal is going on until January 12th, so you have plenty of time to stock up on this deal!  So, what are you waiting for?!  

BlogHer and Kroger is giving you a can to win!  Enter to win a $25 gift card to Kroger here!  

**All comments and opinions in this post are my own.  I did not receive any monetary compensation for this blog post.  I did receive a $25 Kroger gift card in order to purchase the P&G Buy 4, Save $4 deal in order to blog about it.  A big thanks to BlogHer and to Kroger for the gift card and for the opportunity to share this deal with friends.**

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Psst...want to save up to $46?

Hey! I just learned a clean little secret about Lowe’s.   They have quite the selection of cleaning products plus air and water filters to help keep your home spic and span inside and out. And they’re sending out up to $46 in savings so you can really clean up. Get your coupons before they’re gone! Go to

And while you're there, sign up with Vocalpoint!  They offer great coupons and reviewing opportunities!!!  

Monday, December 20, 2010

Chex Mix and Kroger- A Review and Giveaway

Thank you to all who entered the Chex Mix and Kroger giveaway!  I know it was a short giveaway, but I was hoping to get the ball rolling on the winner's gift pack so that maybe they could get it as close to Christmas as possible!  :o)

We had 17 entries for this giveaway and lucky no. 7 commenter won- Marci H- who plans to make Muddy fav!  :o)  Congrats to you!  An email has been sent and you have 48 hrs to reply/contact me with your information.

And don't forget to check out Kroger grocery stores for all your Chex mix supplies.... Chex cereals are at their lowest price at Krogers right now until Christmas!

Again, thank you to all who entered!  This is the last giveaway before Christmas, so Merry Christmas!!!  And also a huge thank you to Chex, Kroger and MyBlogSpark for providing this giveaway!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Winner of the Chex Mix Get-Together and Giveaway

A big thank you to all who entered the Chex Mix Get-Together and Giveaway!  The comments have been closed and the winner has been chosen (through  13 people entered and lucky commenter no. 4 was the winner- Cheryl, the Lucky Ladybug!

Cheryl is the lucky winner of the prize pack that includes a box of Chex cereal and some goodies that will help her create goodies in her kitchen!  Congrats Cheryl!  An email has been sent!

Cheryl has 48 hrs to contact me with her information and then I will have to pick a new winner!  :o)

Again, thank you to all who entered, MyBlogSpark and General Mills!  :o)  A Very Merry Christmas to everyone!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chex Mix and Kroger- A Review and Giveaway

***Giveaway has ended.  Winner has been chosen.**

If you know our family, you know we love Chex cereal and the mixes that it allows us to make.  A few of our favorites are the Muddy Buddies (also known as "trash" or Monkey munch or Puppy Chow) and the original Chex mix or what I grew up calling it, Nuts and Bolts.  A few weeks ago we tried the new Lemon Buddies mix and that was really good too!  And I know my husband would LOVE the new Ginger-Honey crunch mix.
We have already made one batch of Muddy Buddies this year and will probably make at least 2 more!  And the new Chex PB and Chocolate Blast mix looks AWESOME!  Chex mix is the best treat and an awesome gift!

Looking for a neat Christmas gift for a teacher or co-worker?  How about one of these mixes in a colorful tin or jar?!  So simple and yummy!  I know I would enjoy a Christmas treat that I didn't have to prepare!!!

And Kroger wants to help and has sweetened the season with a special offer, for 3 weeks, beginning December 2nd thru December 25th, they will offer their lowest price on Chex cereals!  What a sweet deal!

Chex and Kroger, through My Blog Spark, has offered for me to do a giveaway!  You will receive 2 boxes of Chex cereals as well as a $25 gift card to Kroger!  What an awesome way to help out during this busy baking and goody making!

So, here is how to enter:

1) Comment telling me what mix you plan on making this Holiday season.
2) Like Hyperactive Lu Reviews (on the sidebar) or Hyperactive Lu on Facebook.  

And thats it folks!  Since its so close to Christmas, this giveaway will be short!  We will choose the winner on Monday, December 20th.  :o)  Good luck!

**A big thank you to Chex, Kroger and MyBlogSpark for allowing me to do the review and giveaway.  I received no monetary gift for posting about this giveaway or review.  I did receive the same "gift pack" that I am giving away, which was 2 boxes of Chex cereal and a $25 gift card to Kroger**

Friday, December 10, 2010

Chex Mix Get-Together and Giveaway

**Comments have been closed and a winner has been chosen**  

My family and I are long time fans of Chex Mixes and the chex cereals!  For as long as I can remember my Grandmother has been making "nuts and bolts" or the original chex mix.  Shortly after moving to Georgia, my parents neighbor brought over some delicious Chex Mix (Muddy Buddies) and I was won over!  Ever since Hubbie and I have been married, we've been making Muddy Buddies every Christmas as one of our yearly treats!!!  

On Tuesday, we were blessed to have some new friends come to our house for lunch and a playdate!  I had just received our Chex Mix pack which included a box of Chex cereal, the recipe (available at your local Wal-Mart) for a new Chex Lemon Buddies mix and a few other goodies!  I decided to go ahead and make the new Chex mix for our guests.... not knowing if the kids would like it!  I don't know why I thought they wouldn't, because the mix was gobbled up by EVERYONE....including my 15 mo old!  They all seemed to love the mix!  My older boys continued to ask for more!  It was definitely a hit!

our lunch spread with the yummy new Chex treat

MyBlogSpark and General Mills has given me the opportunity to spread the love and giveaway the Chex Mix Party pack to a lucky reader!  The party pack includes a box of Rice Chex, a measuring cup set and a Chex Mix tote bag (which is really big and heavy duty).

To enter, leave a comment and tell me what your favorite Chex Mix is!  
You already know my favorites and I want to hear yours!  Giveaway ends in one week from today!  
I will announce the winner next Saturday, December 18th.  

Good luck! 

**Disclosure:  All opinions and words are my own.  I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post.  I received the Chex Mix party pack from MyBlogSpark through General Mills which included a box of Chex cereal, a tote, a bowl and spoon and the measuring cup set.  As well as a $10 visa gift card to purchase supplies for the Chex Mix that was served at our playdate.**

Winner of the Family Flick Movie Night Pack

Hey folks!  We have a winner!  

Winner of the Family Flick Movie Night Pack is JC from here.

JC, you have 48 hrs to email me at hyperactivelu at or I will need to choose another winner!  Thanks again to everyone who entered!  Quite a few more giveaways are coming up, so check back with us often!  

Monday, November 15, 2010

Family Flick Night Giveaway

**Contest is closed.  Winner will be announced later today. **

I don't know about you, but we love watching movies and who doesn't love a free visit to the movie theater?!  I was selected to be apart of MyBlogSpark and General Mills Family Flick Night Giveaway and its such an awesome thing, I can't wait to share with you!!  

We love General Mills products and we are huge fans of  the Cheerios varieties!!!  Cheerios with bananas and milk is a regular breakfast in our house!  

        Starting in November, you can receive a free movie ticket when you purchase two specially marked packages of Big G cereals including Honey Nut Cheerios® (17 oz.), Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (17 oz.), Lucky Charms® (16 oz.), Trix® (14.8 oz) and Reese´s Puffs® cereal (18 oz.).

       After purchasing two participating cereals, visit to enter the unique code found inside each box of cereal and print your free Movie Cash certificate (good for one admission of up to a $12 value at participating theatres). To find a participating theater in your area, log onto

And because General Mills and MyBlogSpark is so awesome, they've allowed me to giveaway a prize pack to 1 lucky reader!  In the prize pack will be two boxes of specially marked packages of Big G cereals and movie cash certificates!!!  Score!!  Who wouldn't want to win this?!  And I'm making it super simple..... just comment here and tell me what your favorite General Mills cereals your family eats on a regular basis.  For extra entries post about it on 1)your blog  2)your Facebook page and/or 3)twitter.  Thats it!  Super simple!  So you can either enter once or four times!!!

The contest will end next Monday evening.  I will choose one winner using!  

Good luck!!

**A huge thank you to General Mills through MyBlogSpark for allowing me to host this giveaway.  I was given 2 boxes of Big G cereals and 4 movie cash certificates in return for this blog post.  All opinions are my own.  

Sunday, October 31, 2010

ecoSTORE review

Some time ago, I was asked by ecoSTORE USA to do a review on a few of their products.  They graciously gave me the option of picking a few items from their store to review!  I was in hog-heaven!  My girlfriend, Dana, had given me a few of their baby products at my baby shower and ever since then, I've been trying to figure out how to get these items into our budget!

ecoSTORE USA sells eco friendly products at an affordable price.  I love this part on ecoSTORE's website...

"The original customer base of ecostore NZ was comprised of mostly ‘Greenies’ and organic gardeners. However, it was not long before testimonials from other parents (many of whom were unaware of the benefits of eco-friendly products) began to pour in with wonderful news of their children's allergies and eczema clearing up. Many noted that any respiratory issues were healing, and many lingering chronic conditions were disappearing."  

I think that is one of the best things you can do for your children- giving them pure, wholesome ingredients- whether its for their tummies or for their skin!  So many studies come out on a weekly basis about the chemicals that are found in shampoo and make up and simple things like chapstick!  Its insane!

ecoSTORE USA does its best to keep their items at an affordable price.  Every time I've gone to their website to take a gander and figure out how to fit, what we need, in our budget, there has always been a coupon code, a freebie or a sale!  Something that makes it worth your while!  And I've found, that going to local organic/natural product stores have a very similar, if not higher price, than ordering off line.

One of the things that I picked, was the body wash for myself!  I figured that I've always researching or picking out items for the kids...why not get myself something?!  I thoroughly enjoyed using my body wash in the fresh and clean scent of Coconut/Vanilla.  I even used it as a shaving aid for my legs!  Now this, if you know me really well, know that this is a BIG deal!  I have such horrible skin issues...  we jokingly said, when I was growing up, that I needed to marry a dermatologist!  I have so many skin issues!  But anyway, using this while shaving didn't cause any irritation!  It was great!!!

I also picked out the laundry powder.  I really had a hard time figuring out what I was going to blog about with this one cause.....  its laundry detergent!  Whats to say!?  But in all honesty, it did clean my clothes!  The scent wasn't overpowering.  Not sure I would purchase it again, just because I know I can make my own for a tad bit cheaper, but thats just my opinion!!!  If you want something that you don't have to worry about the chemicals in it, then this is for you!

A big, big, BIG thank you to the ecoSTORE for allowing me to do this fun review!  I love their products and I know you will too!

*No monetary gift was given in exchange for this blog post.  I received the two items listed in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions in this blog post are mine.  

Monday, September 27, 2010

We're Debt Free! Giveaway

Hey bloggers!  Guess what?  We're having a giveaway over at the Hyperactive Lu Facebook page!  This contest is open to those who have Facebook and don't.

My long time readers and family will know that Financial Peace University and Dave Ramsey have a special place in our hearts.  Because of the help that we love to give back.  Almost 5 years ago, my parents signed us up for FPU when we were at the lowest spot of our marriage- with each other, financially and spiritually.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University is a 13 week study that you attend at a local church or place in your community.   During the class you have a chance to connect with other attenders, answer some questions and watch a DVD of Dave Ramsey going through the financial steps that he believes will help you achieve financial freedom.

The lessons that we learned in FPU are very straight forward and common sense.  Nothing gimmicky here, but the steps that you follow "in the program" have helped us.  It gave us direction, some knowledge that if we had heard it before, seemed to "click" this time.

By following the FPU program, we were able to save up $1000 in our emergency fund, go from 2 incomes down to 1, pay off $50,000 PLUS two babies medical bills during birth, etc (our insurance is NOT that great!) and are now on our way to adding 3 mos of living expenses to our emergency fund!

Becoming debt free, to me, is one of the best things you can do for your children and marriage.  Its amazing to think about the arguments we USE to have about money or maybe DIDN'T have about money.  Now, that we're on the same page mentally about our financial future and goals, we just fall in snyc with one another.  Sure, we both love to SPEND money, but when you have a goal and that goal will help you get places, it maybe saying No to each other a little easier!!!

OK, so here's the giveaway, we will be giving away a Financial Peace course in celebration of our 100 fans at the Facebook page.  It works wonderfully that it also coincides with our getting out of debt!

If you DO have Facebook, go "like" us!  If you don't have Facebook, comment here on the blog that you do not waste your time are not on Facebook and would still like to enter!

The more people you suggest to the Facebook page, the more entries you have.  Just make sure to write on the Facebook wall how many people that you suggested ended up "liking" the page.  If you don't use Facebook, then suggest this giveaway to friends, family, anyone who might be interested and once they've entered (by commented or going on to Facebook) leave a comment and let me know!

Thats it!  Easy as pie!  We'll leave the contest up and running for 2 weeks!  That means on October 10th we'll choose a winner using!

We really do wish we could give everyone a free course to FPU.  We try to do these giveaways as often as we can afford.  And as always, if you do happen to win or go to an FPU, pass it on.  Give it to someone else that you know is having a rough time or to a young couple just starting off.  What a blessing this would have been for our marriage if we had taken this BEFORE we got married!  It would have saved us from countless mistakes during our first few years of marriage.

Good luck to all!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Winner of the Jump Start Wii Game!

Alright folks....its time to announce a winner of the Jump Start Wii game giveaway.  The winner is # 16 comment- Nellie the Great who said that her kiddos enjoy playing these games on the Wii.....

My young 'uns love playing Cooking with Momma...even our little dude Benjamin!!
 Another favorite is Lumberjacks.!  

A big congrats to Nellie!  And I appreciate everyone who entered this giveaway!  Deep down I wish I had a copy for each and every person who spent their valuable time to enter the giveaway!  

Also, I wanted to thank Jump Start again for allowing me to host such an awesome giveaway!!  :o)  

Monday, July 19, 2010

Jump Start Get Moving: Family Fitness Game Review and Giveaway

I was thrilled when Jennifer approached me about doing another review for JumpStart!  We love the products that we've gotten from Jump Start!  And this latest one has been a HIT!  Our family LOVES using our Wii and its been great to incorporate the Wii in our Friday "Family Nights"!  We started doing Family Nights around the beginning of December and over the last few months, we've been more consistent with our planning!  With Jump Start's newest Wii Game Get Moving Family Fitness, its given us the ability to allow our older children to safe and family friendly playing.

"Get Moving Family Fitness, JumpStart is making fitness fun too! Discover the ultimate family sports game with fitness expert and mom of 4, Brooke Burke. With more than 15 sports challenges in 11 exotic arenas, Get Moving is the fun, new way to keep your family active!" 

Some key features in our new Wii game make it all the more exciting! You can design your own character to race and play, build customized routines for extra challenge, compete head to head or play solo, play underwater, on a farm, in Egypt or 8 other exotic locations, and access expert tips for more ways to stay healthy!

Some more quick facts:
- The game is in stores now!
- It will be sold for $29.99
- It's rated E for Everyone with Comic Mischief by the ESRB

We have definitely had fun with this one....  We each created our own character and had fun with that.  You get oodles of options from hair color, clothing, shoes... you name it!

Also, the activities that you get to pick are engaging.  The colors are bright and vivid!  And user friendly!  Even Peanut has been able to play and he is just barely 2.5 yrs old and has little to no experience playing on computer games or the Wii!

This game has definitely been a blessing to our family!  We have enjoyed it so much!  The kids ask for it by name!

Now, here comes the BEST part... a giveaway!  The fabulous people at Jump Start have made an extra copy of this great Wii game available for my readers!!!  How awesome!!!

Okay, so here it is... super easy to enter.... just leave a comment telling what kinds of Wii games your children enjoy!  Thats it!

For extra entries (1)  "Like" my blog page on Facebook- Hyperactive Lu
(2) Become a follower on my personal blog- Hyperactive Lu
(3) Become a follower on this blog- the review blog

If you do the extra entries, you must come back here and leave a separate comment for each entry.  If you do not, the extra entries will not be counted.  :o)  Sorry folks!!  Gotta keep it fair!  

Winner will be chosen next Monday evening!  Good luck!  

The super generous and fantastic people at Jump Start provided me a copy of the Jump Start Get Moving: Family Fitness game for me to review! 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

LikeWear Review and Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been notified.  Thanks to all who entered!  

When MomSelect asked for bloggers to review and participate in a giveaway with LikeWear, I was intrigued.  I had never heard of LikeWear, but it involved children's clothing, so I was hooked!  As a mother of 3 little boys, durable and fun children's clothing is a must for my children!   Once I was selected to participate, I was pleasantly surprised that the shirts were fun and I had a hard time picking out which designs I wanted!  

I chose the "Give Peas a Chance" with the Jolly Green Giant!  So cute!  

And, of course, Bubbie instantly picked these for him and his brother.....

"Big Boy Bike" is definitely their favorite!  

LikeWear is a modern day fusion of a high quality, casual boutique children's clothing line and a plan direct sales company.  We offer a flexible, fun way to have your own clothing "store" without the risk of carrying inventory.  Their fun, exclusive line of clothing and accessories is loved by kids- and only available through their team of independent LikeWear reps and a handful of leading boutique stores.  

With fun design features, family friendly and well-known brands like Lucky Charms, Tootsie Roll, Jr Mints, Dots, Honda motorcycles, the Pillsbury Doughboy and many others, it isn't hard to find something for everyone!

Also, if you're interesting in making some money, you should check out LikeWear's affiliate program.  You can earn 25% of everything sold at your "affiliate".

Now, here comes the best part, I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to LikeWear for you to pick out some fun stuff for your kids!  Just in time for back to school shopping too!

In order to enter this giveaway, just check out LikeWear's website and tell me what you'd pick out if you won!  If you want extra chances to win, blog/twitter/change your FB status telling others about this giveaway. Don't forget to come back and tell me what you've done with a link to it!

Its THAT easy!!!  And if you fall in love with the designs and can't wait until the giveaway ends, the fine folks at LikeWear have given me a coupon code to share.  Just enter HYPERACTIVELU for 25% off at the online store for the month!

*A big thank you to the fine folks at MomSelect and LikeWear.  I was given a $50 gift certificate to LikeWear in exchange for a review.  

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Winner of the RaceTrac $10 gift card

The winner is Dobbygirl!  

Congrats girl!  

Thanks to all who entered!  :o)

Come back tomorrow and check out another fun giveaway!  

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

RaceTrac Freefill Giveaway

If you have a RaceTrac convenience store near you, you are in for a treat!  From now until August 1st, RaceTrac is offering the new freefill cup while is available for $6.99 and entitles you to free refills from their impressive fountain.  

Since this was such a fabulous offer, I wanted to be apart of this!  From the wonderful friends at MomSelect and RaceTrac, I am giving away a $10 gift cards to RaceTrac.  You will have plenty of money for a freefill cup of your own and a tiny bit leftover for a snack or two!

If you'd like to enter this giveaway, leave a comment telling me your favorite cold and refreshing beverage to drink during the summer time!  I will pick a winner using in one week.

I was given a $10 gift card in return for this post by the fine folks at MomSelect and RaceTrac and also given the opportunity to give a gift card away.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Stacy's The Art of Summer Sweepstakes

I don't know about y'all but our family LOVES Stacy's Pita and Bagel chips!  We fell in love with Stacy's a while back when we received a coupon and coincidentally, Publix was having a Buy One Get  One Free sale going on!  We were able to "stock up" on Stacy's and can I say Yum-O!  I enjoy eating Stacy's for lunch with some yummy chicken salad!  And what is better during the summer than chicken salad?!  Hubbie enjoys Stacy's with hummus!  Bagel chips and hummus are his mid afternoon snack sometimes!  It is a healthy and delicious snack!  

Here are some fun facts about Stacy's

·      Stacy’s® Pita and Bagel Chips are twice baked, all natural, have no trans fats per serving and are incredibly versatile. 

·      By pairing Stacy’s® Pita and Bagel Chips with a healthier dip option like hummus it allows you to get a little extra nutrition into your snacking.

·      Stacy’s® Pita and Bagel Chips are the perfect snack when entertaining this summer – whether it’s before dinner, girlfriends’ night-in or your family’s next big occasion. 

·      For More FAQs: 

Starting today, Stacy's is having a contest called Stacy's The Art of Summer Sweepstakes and its really easy to enter!  Here are the details: 

·      Share your favorite healthy summer Stacy’s® snack! Submissions will be accepted as a photo of the snack, a photo of you and/or friends enjoying your snack, a written description, or a written recipe. 

·      Limit one entry per person and/or email address per day.

·      All entries need to be submitted on

·      Stacy’s® The Art of Summer Sweepstakes runs from 12:00:00 p.m. Central Time on June 14 to 11:59:59 p.m. CT on June 23

·      One winner will receive a one-year supply of Stacy’s® coupons (52 coupons total) each good for one (1) 8-ounce bag of Stacy's snacks up to $3.99 each; and a prize basket.  

·      Grand Prize Basket may include items such as, but not limited to: Candles, serving ware, plates, glasses, kabob set, picnic basket and/or a camcorder. Approximate Retail Value: $769.48. 

Its that easy!  And have a simple and YUMMY! recipe for you to try with Stacy's Bagel and Pita chips.  My friend made it when we were at her house for photo shoot/playdate and it is delicious!  Try this:  


  • 1 can white corn (drained)
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (drained)
  • 1 can black beans (drained)
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro…finely chopped
  • Mix everything together in a bowl and let chill for a couple hours.  This salsa will keep in refrigerator for a few days.

So, what are you waiting for?!  Grab a bag of Stacy's, get in your kitchen, mix up some yummy and healthy dip and invite some friends over for a delicious snack!  

Don't forget to enter your healthy recipe for a chance to win!  And good luck!  

A HUGE thank you to the fine folks from One2One Network, who are apart of Word of Mouth Marketing Association and they fully support the FTC guidelines regarding disclosure.  I received 2 bags of Stacy's Bagel and Pita chips in return for posting about this contest.  I did not receive any monetary payment for posting, but I was entered into a drawing for participating and have a chance to win a gift card.  

Sunday, June 13, 2010—Be Heard. Be Happy.

I received 8 individual bags of Snikiddy Cheddar Baked Fries from to test out and to share! As soon as we got the box opened, the boys wanted to try them out! We let them open a bag to go with their sandwiches for lunch! I was impressed with the flavor.... not like national brand's cheddar chips and not "fake" tasting. The flavor wasn't over powering and I liked that the cheddar cheese didn't leave the boy's fingers orange. What I like most about Snikiddy is that these fries are all natural. Nothing to worry about when feeding your kiddos!

Check the website out and even print out a coupon!  

I received 8 bags of Snikiddy Cheddar Baked Fries from in exchange for telling my friends and family about this product. This post is my honest opinion on the product.  I received no monetary gift by posting.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Curious George LIVE!

My family and I had the privilege of going to Greenville, SC today to attend the opening day of Curious George LIVE!  When I was given the opportunity by Vee Corporation and the wonderful folks at U.S. Family Guide, I jumped at the chance because our boys watch Curious George on PBS Kids!

I was very impressed with the Bi-Lo Center, in Greenville, SC, where the event was held!  Everything was clean and there were so many kind event workers that were able to help us find our seats, etc.  Much better than our local event center!  Also, the seating that the center had roped off for the opening event, this morning, was quite close to the stage!  Even if you had gotten the "cheapest" tickets, you'd still be very close and the kids would still feel apart of the action!

This is the first live stage event for Curious George and it was definitely worth the trip!  Like I said, we are already fans of Curious George, but I thought the production was done wonderfully!  It reminded me a lot of the Thomas the Tank Engine LIVE event that we were able to attend last year.  The songs were catchy and beautifully sung.  The dancing and choreography kept the children engaged and attentive in the show!   During this production, Curious George is on a mission to help Chef Pisghetti save his restaurant!  I think most kids would definitely feel sorry for Chef Pisghetti, who was very upset during the production, but I looked over at my oldest, Bubbie and he was wiping his eyes!  My poor sensitive soul- was very sad for the Chef!  I assured him that the Curious George show ALWAYS has a happy ended and this wouldn't be any different.... and it didn't disappoint him!  Curious George saved the day!  And the ending was very cute!  Bubbie was so happy for the outcome!

This was such a blessing for our family and a huge thank you to U.S. Family Guide and Vee Corporation!  We had a wonderful experience attending this event and will have memories for a lifetime!

If you live close to Greenville, SC and would like to attend Curious George LIVE this weekend, check out the information below!  You won't be sorry!

What:  Curious George Live!
When:  Friday June 11 @ 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. (*Opening Night Discount)
      Saturday June 12 @ 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
      Sunday June 13 @ 1 p.m and 5 p.m.
Where: BI-LO Center
      650 North Academy Street
      Greenville, SC 29601
 Tickets: $13, $18 and $24. A limited number of $30 Gold Circle Seats and $50 Monkey Seats** are also available. *Opening Night, all seats (excluding Gold Circle and Monkey Seats) are $13. A facility fee of $1 will be added to all ticket prices. Additional fees and discounts may apply.  
              **Get the ultimate fan experience with Monkey Seats! Each $50 Monkey Seat includes a VIP seat to the show and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with Curious George. 
              To charge tickets by phone, please call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased online at or at the BI-LO Center box office. For information online, please visit Become a fan on Facebook!
If you don't live near Greenville, SC or would like to attend this event in another location, please visit the Curious George LIVE event website for other details. - America's Family Network

*I was given 6 tickets from the fine folks at Vee Corporation and U.S. Family Guide in exchange for a review of the event.  

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Meet the Divas! Win $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Not too long ago, I became a member of Double Duty Divas!  I have thoroughly enjoyed being apart of this group of women!  They have it all- Great Reviews! Great giveaways! Helpful Articles! And wonderful perks too!  

Double Duty Divas started when Bridgette, from Experimental Mommy and Cecelia, from Cool Baby Kid, joined forces to offer a great place for review bloggers to meet and support one another!  And I love it!  

As a way to promote all of our blogs, Double Duty Divas is having a giveaway- Enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card by "Meeting the Divas."   Visit and subscribe to a Diva site (below) and comment back here telling us what you think of the site.  Leave a separate comment for each site.  Twenty-six (26) maximum entries per person.  U.S. Residents Only.  Expires 6/22/10.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

One eskimO Review

I was recently sent a new CD from the fine folks at One2One Network.  It is called One eskimO and I really enjoyed it!  I am all for trying new music and I was disappointed.  This cd is a wonderful mix of light pop, earthly/soulful and the type of music you normally hear in a coffee shop.  The first time I turned the CD on, I was working on the computer and it was a soothing background noise after a long, stressful day.  Definitely helped me unwind and de-stress!

To listen to some of their songs, go here.  My favorite was Astronaunt.  I really like the singer's voice, Kristian Leontiou.

Just in case you're interested, here are the tour dates:

Tour Dates

Jun 01     Toronto, ON              The Guvernment
Jun 03    New York, NY           The Beach at Governor’s Island
Jun 04     Boston, MA               House of Blues
Jun 05     Essex Junction, VT   Camplain Valley Expo
Jun 06     Hunter, NY                Mountain Jam Festival
Jun 08     Royal Oak, MI           Royal Oak Music Thtr
Jun 09     Grand Rapids, MI     Orbit Room
Jun 12     Memphis, TN            Minglewood Hall
Jun 13     Kansas City, MO       Crossroads
Aug 14    Denver, CO               Mile High Festival

A big thanks to One2One Network for sending me the CD.  I did not receive any monetary gift for the review of this CD and only received the CD.  I did, however, get entered into a drawing to win a gift card of monetary value.  

Monday, May 31, 2010

Read and Share: The Jesus Series Life and Miracles DVD Review

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I was given the opportunity to review The Jesus Series DVD Read and Share Bible by BookSneeze (formerly Thomas Nelson Book Review).  

Found on Thomas Nelson product page:  

Take a wonder-filled journey with Jesus and His disciples.
Animated straight from the pages of the popular Read and Share® Bible, The Jesus Series introduces children to the life of Christ. Unlike the 3-minute, bite-size story format of the Read and Share® DVD BibleVolumes 1-4, this DVD is an uninterrupted half-hour presentation of Jesus' ministry along the shores of Lake Galilee and the villages near Nazareth. Children will see Jesus call His disciples, feed 5,000 people, heal the sick, teach about God’s kingdom and introduce the Lord’s Supper.
This DVD completes The Jesus Series by presenting the life of Christ in a way that little ones can understand and build a solid foundation on.

I have been searching for an accurate Kid's Bible and thought that perhaps, if I got a DVD, the kids would take a bit more interest in the Bible stories and we could use it as a video for family movie night.  I knew Baby Bean and maybe Peanut wouldn't be ready for this, but its always nice to have something that the babies can grow into.  

We got this 30 min animated DVD on a cold, rainy afternoon and was a wonderful thing to watch while the kids ate their lunch.  Immediately, the boys were hooked!  Bubbie seemed very interested in the stories and even commented "Momma, I hear God's voice!" which made me chuckle to myself.  The stories seemed pretty accurate and walked through several New Testament stories, such as Jesus calling his disciples and feeding the 5,000.  Bubbie also remembered several of the other stories that he had learned about in Bible class or VBS last year.  Peanut kept saying "Momma, JESUS! JESUS!"  but that was about all he got from the DVD.

Not only is this a DVD for the whole family to enjoy, but it can also be put into your disc drive on your computer and you can print out coloring pages and other teaching aids that go along with the stories!  What a wonderful way to really bring the stories alive!  

I like having Biblically based DVD and shows for my children to watch and I feel very comfortable allowing my kids to watch this without me sitting in the same room.  The pictures are clear and colorful and I know this movie allowed the Bible to come alive for Bubbie in a small way!  

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