Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb

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Did you know that Blurb might give you $2,500 to read about your favorite person? All you have to do is make a book about a loved one filled with all sorts of kind words, creativity and insight, and if selected, you could win the grand prize! For every book you make (there are seven different categories, so seven different chances to win) you will receive a 30% discount on the printed product. Go to Blurb to check out the details of the contest to see what the categories are and when the entries are due. The 30% discount on My Favorite books will be applied at checkout when you use the promo code: MYFAVORITE. (And, even if you don't enter, you can still get 30% off on all My Favorite books or save 15% on all printed orders through April 30th!)

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Tiny Prints Sitewide Sale - 20% Off Everything ONE DAY ONLY

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Tiny Prints Sitewide Sale - 20% Off Everything
When: Now through 11:59pm PT April 15, 2013
Use Promo Code: APR20SW at checkout!

 Offer expires 4/15/14 at 11:59 pm (PT). Save 20% off using the code APR20SW at checkout. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. Offer is not applicable to previously placed orders, shipping, taxes, rush processing charges, or toward the purchase of Erin Condren weekly planners, gift certificates, calendars or photo books. This promotion code cannot be combined with other offers. Offer is only valid on Tinyprints.com and is not applicable on third party or partner websites. To prevent fraud or abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer or cancel any order.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

10% off at Label Daddy!

Label Daddy - The number one solution for labeling your belongings! Remember to label all the clothing, sports equipment and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, and other places. Label Daddy labels keep your belongings from getting lost or mixed up with others. These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels -- they're washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! . . . Pick from many colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. Our exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide. Save 10% on Label Daddy labels! - Save 10% on your entire Label Daddy order. Use code USFAMILY10 at checkout.

Disney's Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest.. Enter to win $1 Million! #MillionDollarArm



Contestants Can Test Their Fastball Skills at
Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif., ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida or
the Tribeca Family Festival in New York

Nine Finalists Will Advance to the Final Contest Held at
Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” World Premiere in Hollywood, California

Burbank, Calif.  (April 11, 2014) –Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm,” an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout.

Amateur baseball pitchers—male or female, who are legal United States residents at least 18 years of age or older—are invited to qualify to compete in the preliminary rounds of the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest at either Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, Disneyland®Resort in California or at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. The three contestants from each location who throw the fastest pitches will advance to the finals and have a chance to compete for a $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, California. Official rules are available on Disney.com’s “Million Dollar Arm” homepage at http://disney.com/pitchingcontest

Presented by SUBWAY® restaurants, the three qualifying events will take place on April 25 and 26, from 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at both Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif. and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® and on April 26 only, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day during the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. Contestants will throw three pitches, each tracked by a radar gun, in an attempt to throw the fastest pitch. All participants will receive tickets for themselves and a guest to see an advance screening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” at an AMC Theatres location later that evening.

Nine finalists chosen during these qualifying events will have a chance to compete for the $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm.” The top three eligible pitchers with the fastest pitches from each qualifying round location will be flown with his or her guest to the final contest, which will take place at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, Calif., on May 6.  Each of these finalists will throw three pitches on Hollywood Boulevard. Any eligible finalist who throws one 100 mph strike (out of three pitches) will become a potential winner of the $1 million grand prize.
The nine finalists and their guests will be VIPs at the film’s premiere along with stars, filmmakers, major league players, coaches, scouts and celebrities.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Subject to Official Rules available at event or at http://disney.com/pitchingcontest.

Start Growing With Gro-ables

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
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Gro-ables is a brand new product from Miracle-Gro – a pre-packaged seed pod that makes it incredibly easy to grow your own herbs and veggies from seed. It’s designed for the younger consumer, or people who are new to gardening but have always wanted to try growing their own food. The seed pods are designed to simplify the growing process so it’s not overwhelming or confusing. Focus should be on edible gardening – easily growing your own herbs or veggies in your own home/apartment, and turning those homegrown ingredients into homemade meals. 

Here's how Gro-ables and Sprout it work together:

Pop it in some soil

When it is time to plant, just loosen the soil, peel off the lid, and push in the Seed Pod® until the top of pod is even with the soil. That's it! They don't even need to be covered up. Set your planting date in Sprout it and you're good to go.
Just add water

Regular watering turns your seed pods into plants. Afraid you might forget? No worries, Sprout it will send your friendly reminders, just when you need them.
Watch it grow

Relax, it's easy! Sprout it will help you keep an eye on your plants and send helpful tips along the way. Download the Sprout app today!

There are 17 different varieties of Gro-ables including cherry tomatoes, pumpkins, and lettuce. 

For more information check out the video below!

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Disneynature #BEARS

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the 
mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska! 

Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”), and narrated by John C. Reilly, “Bears” arrives in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day.

Like Disneynature on Facebook: Facebook.com/Disneynature

Follow Disneynature on Twitter: Twitter.com/Disneynature

Visit the website: Disney.com/Bears

For more fun and printables check out their family press kit!

Disneynature’s BEARS opens in theaters everywhere on April 18th!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hop It Forward with Cost Plus World Market! #HopItForward

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Being an ambassador for Cost Plus World Market, I get to do so many cool things! The latest, an Easter recipe post and an opportunity to share with you an awesome new sweepstakes! 

For my recipe, I chose to do our family's favorite. Carrot Cake! Every year at Easter my kitchen is filled with delicious food such as Ham, Deviled eggs, homemade breads etc. But the one thing they all wait for is the dessert table. 

This year I've been playing around with the recipe a little and decided to do cupcakes instead of a cake. We decorated each cupcake with sprinkles and added picks to some and Easter candies to others. My recipe is a little in-depth but it is worth every single minute once you taste the deliciousness! 


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups grated carrots

1 large can of crushed pineapples
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts, optional


2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
16-ounces powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour pan of your choice. Line bottom of the pans with parchment paper or cupcake liners.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add eggs and vegetable oil. Using a hand mixer, blend until combined. Add carrots, pineapple and pecans, if using.

Pour into pans. Bake for approximately 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Remove from pans and allow to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:

Add all ingredients, except nuts, into a medium bowl and beat until fluffy using a hand mixer. Stir in the nuts if using. Spread frosting over cooled cake/cupcakes and enjoy!

I also picked up some new dinner plates to decorate my Easter table with this year. They sit nicely on my table and I don't have to worry about someone knocking them off thanks to the handy carrier that they sit in. They will also be great to use an everyday dinner plate so I came out really good on that deal! Cost Plus World Market has so many great items to choose from! Right now Cost Plus has an awesome sweepstakes going on for their fans as well!

Help us and Cost Plus World Market spread Random Acts of Hoppiness and enter for a chance to win a $2,000 World Market gift card and a Year’s supply of Divine Chocolates in their  #HopItForward Sweepstakes.  For more details and to enter: http://bit.ly/ORNEZy 

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