Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Eversave: Perfection in 5 Mineral Makeup $16 + Free Shipping!


This new Eversave will be perfect for any female on your Christmas list or to just treat yourself without having to splurge!


We can't guarantee that this year's holiday will be flawless, but we can give you the gift of flawless skin with today's Save. Pay $16 for a Perfection in 5 Mineral Makeup Kit from Smoky Mountain Minerals. The Perfection in 5 Mineral Makeup Kit includes everything you need to go from panicked to perfect in five minutes flat:

Mineral foundation (your choice of shade)
Matching mineral concealer
Be Flawless veil
Vision blush
Joy blush
Multi-tasking concealer
Halo Glow
Warmth
Baby Kabuki brush
Instruction card

Since these minerals are chemical- and preservative-free, you can enjoy a flawless look without clogging pores or irritating your skin. Free shipping is included! New members can get this deal for just $13.

Value of this kit is $34.95 with Eversave you can get it for $16 + free shipping that is a 54% savings!!

Hurry up before they are all gone save is good until December 9, 2011 11:59 PM



***Disclosure - No compensation was received. I am an Eversave Affiliate.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

KMart's Madres Y Comadres



Kmart's Madres Y Comadres is a great Youtube-dedicated campaign focused on the challenges Latina moms face in raising their children here in the U.S.

They have just released their new set of holiday videos and I am so happy to be able to share them with all my readers.





Sofia Vergara's new collection, Sofia by Sofia Vergara sold exclusively at Kmart was also included in the videos which just goes to show the versatility of the collection!


Madres Y Comadres Holiday Trailer


Desperate Comadres (With English Subtitles)


Silent Night (With English Subtitles)


Santa Claus & His Friends (With English Subtitles)


***Disclosure - Informational post only. No compensation was received.

Disney's Beauty & the Beast 3D




Walt Disney Animation Studios’ magical classic “Beauty and the Beast” returns to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™, introducing a whole new generation to the Disney classic with stunning new 3D imagery. The film captures the fantastic journey of Belle (voice of Paige O’Hara), a bright and beautiful young woman who’s taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff—a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, among others—and ultimately learns to see beneath the Beast’s exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince.

Featuring unforgettable music by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, and an enormously talented vocal ensemble, “Beauty and the Beast” was the first animated feature to receive a Best Picture nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST returns to theatres for the first time in 3D on January 13, 2012!




·The film was nominated for six Academy Awards®, winning Oscars® for Best Song, by the renowned Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, and Best Original Score (Menken).

·“Beauty and the Beast” was the first animated feature to cross the $100 million plateau in its initial release.

•Alan Menken has been nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 15 times with seven wins. Prior to his death in 1991, Howard Ashman received six Oscar® nominations with two wins.

•Three years after the film’s debut, “Beauty and the Beast” hit Broadway. The musical opened at the Palace Theatre and ran in New York for 5,464 performances between 1994 and 2007, becoming the eighth-longest running production. It has played in 13 countries and 115 cities and continues to enchant audiences worldwide.


Check out the newly released trailer below and be sure to LIKE Beauty & the Beast on Facebook






***Disclosure - Informational post only. No compensation was received.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday with CoverGirl

CoverGirl is thrilled to finally unveil its newest product lineup for 2012!

These beauty products won’t be available in stores till January 2012, however, in honor of Cyber Monday, P&G is launching them on Facebook today by offering an exclusive online Pre-Sale with Free Shipping!






2012 Products (so far):

o -Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation

o -Blast FlipStick LipColor

o -LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara

o -LineBlast 24 Hour Eyeliner



Hurry before it's too late head on over to CoverGirl Facebook!!

Make sure you LIKE CoverGirl on Facebook

And FOLLOW CoverGirl on Twitter


***Disclosure - Informational post only. No compensation received.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Boogie Wipes Review & Giveaway


Now that I am expecting my second child after 10 years there are so many new products out there that I am learning about. Boogie Wipes being one of them. I was sent some products to review and I have to say these are the best thing that have happened to stuffy noses!

I know as a mom we use baby wipes for just about everything but the regular baby wipe does not compare to the Boogie Wipes. Regualr wipes do not contain saline that gently helps remove mucus caused by the common cold and allergies.


Boogie Wipes are great because they are hypoallergenic, alcohol free,they have a unique formula that moisturizes with added chamomile, vitamin E and aloe. They are gentle enough for all ages and lightly scented.

Boogie Wipes are available online at Boogie Wipes
or any of the retail stores:
Target
ToysRUs/BabiesRUs
Walgreens
Walmart
Rite Aid


Boogie Wipes comes in three scents
Simply Unscented
Grape
Menthol Scented

Boogie Wipes online also Boogie Bulk Program that is great for Doctor's offices, daycares, and schools.

Receive a 50 cent off coupon when you join the Boogie Bunch


The Giveaway
One lucky reader will receive (2) packs of 30 Boogie Wipes scent of choice.


To Enter

Follow me via GFC (mandatory)

Extra Entries


"Like" Boogie Wipes on Facebook (1 entry)

Follow Boogie Wipes on Twitter (1 entry)

Share this giveaway on your blog (3 entries)
Please leave link in comment

Tweet about this giveaway
Boogie Wipes #giveaway @JoAnnaEmma http://tinyurl.com/7r8nt3v (1 entry daily)




Giveaway ends December 9th at midnight. Winner will be chosen by Random.Org. I will notify winner via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize.




***Disclosure - I received Boogie Wipes for review. These are my honest opinions.

The Muppets Movie Review

The Muppets are back in theaters and are better than ever. My son and I had the opportunity to attend a screening this past weekend and I must say it was wonderful! I grew up with the Muppets and so has my son so we both enjoyed the movie although I think I enjoyed it just a tad bit more :) There was singing there was dancing this movie had it all! And most of all it had a cute green frog named Kermit.

The Muppets is out in theaters today so what are you waiting for get the family together and enjoy this holiday season with The Muppets!

Here are a few clips for you to enjoy...








Synopsis:
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos.

Rated:
PG

Disclosure - I received tickets to a special screening. These are my honest opinions.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Muppets Saga

With The Muppets hitting theaters tomorrow and all this talk about Twilight Breaking Dawn I thought these were just perfect and had to share!




***Disclosure - Informational post only. No compensation received.

Animal's Five Rules of Cool

In Disney’s THE MUPPETS (in theatres everywhere this Thanksgiving!) Animal is enrolled in an anger management class. But with help from the Muppets, he has achieved personal & artistic balance. Now, Animal helps you find your inner Animal with ANIMAL’S FIVE RULES OF COOL: A guide to life from Drummer, Rock Icon, Force of Nature and Anger Management Graduate!


· LIVE LOUD!!!! – Anything worth doing is worth doing at high-decibel. Whether it’s playing drums, singing, expressing your opinion or simply wearing a really loud sports coat, this is a surefire way to make sure the world knows who you are, where you are and in which direction you’re headed.

· EAT NOW! – There are those who believe it is important to “stay hungry” in life, to put off rewards and defer gratification. Animal is not one of those. He devours life—literally—which goes a long way towards explaining his mealtime nickname: the Appetite with Legs.

· FRIENDS! – Good friends watch your back, take care of you and always follow your beat. With his band mates in the Electric Mayhem, Animal has found kindred spirits. (Oh sure, sometimes they yank his chain, but that’s only to make sure he doesn’t miss the tour bus.)

· ROMANCE! – Animal is not much for subtlety when it comes to finding romance. His idea of flirtatious small talk usually consists of the phrase “WOMAN! WOMAN!” But it works…for him. As for you, may we suggest finding a slightly less assertive approach to finding love.

· NICE BUNNY! – Everyone needs a sense of security, a quiet space where they can find peace. For Animal, it’s time well spent with his bunny, whose name is “Nice Bunny.” For you, it can be anything from soaking in pond scum (Kermit) to wearing tapioca-filled tap shoes (Gonzo). Wherever you find it, embrace your bliss. Just don’t squeeze too hard.

To see Animal up close and rockin’, check out http://disney.go.com/muppets/portfolio/animal/videos.html.


***Disclosure - Informational post only. No compensation was received.

Sequins are Sizzling this Holiday Season

Are you wondering what you are going to wear to all those holiday parties this season?
Well if you must include one item it must be sequins! They are everywhere this holiday season and you will look stunning no matter what item or items you decide to sizzle in sequins with!


As seen on the TODAY show, this holiday it’s all about getting “Sexier in Seconds” by layering sequins with existing wardrobe pieces. Hoda and Kathie Lee loved Baby Phat’s gold sequin jacket! Additional on-trend and affordable Baby Phat sequin styles are available now from $49-$79. Some of their items are shown below...






For these and many more sizzling sequins visit Baby Phat

***Disclosure - Informational post only. No compensation was received.

Thanksgiving with the Muppets

Kermit, Fozzie and of course Swedish Chef wanted to make sure you were ready for Thanksgiving with some fun printables and a Kermit cupcake recipe!









***Disclosure - Informational post only. No compensation was received.

CoverGirl Hits the AMA's Red Carpet

COVERGIRL spokesperson Taylor Swift won the biggest award of the night, Artist of the Year! She wore a Reem Acra dress and COVERGIRL’s NatureLuxe Silk Foundation for her popular soft natural look created by Lorrie Turk.



Taylor Swift’s look at the AMA’s by makeup artist, Lorrie Turk

· The American Music Awards Show itself was the inspiration for Taylor's look. I wanted to reflect the youthful, fun vibe of this event.
· With a foundation brush, I smoothed CoverGirl's Natureluxe Silk Foundation onto her skin followed by a dab of concealer on the inner corners of her eyes. I applied the concealer with the tip of my ring finger in a patting motion. CG TruBlend Minerals Blush in Shimmering Sands was used along the cheekbones to add highlight and color.
· With a dampened eyeshadow brush, I brushed on COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadow in Tapestry Taupe from her lash line to just above her crease and blended that in an up and outward motion. On the innermost corners of her eyes, I applied COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadow in Snow blossom with a small damp brush to brighten and highlight her eyes. I lined just the tops on her lash line with a very thin line using COVERGIRL LineExact Liquid Liner in Very Black. I finished her eyes by applying a couple of coats of COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara in Very Black to her upper and lower lashes.
· I applied COVERGIRL ShineBlast Lipgloss in Dazzle directly from the applicator wand and then put it in her purse for any possible touchups later in the evening.

In addition, COVERGIRL had the honor of teaming up with Katy Perry’s makeup artist, Jake Bailey, for her unique look. Katy, wearing Vivienne Westwood on the red carpet, was awarded a special AMA for having five #1 singles in 1 album. Congrats to both of these beautiful young talented ladies on behalf of COVERGIRL! Below you will find the details on how their glam looks were achieved using COVERGIRL’s latest along with official photos attached.


Katy Perry’s look at the AMA’s by makeup artist, Jake Bailey

· I wanted to do a sophisticated twist on the "classic Katy" look to complement the Vivienne Westwood couture dress. We went extra dramatic with the signature liquid liner and lashes and went for a coral (orangey) red as opposed to a classic red to pick up on some accents in the dress.
· I perfected her skin by buffing a liquid foundation onto her skin using a large kabuki brush and set it with a dusting of Guerlain's Les Viollettes loose powder. I warmed her complexion with a tawny blush from nars called "madly" and swirled a tiny bit of a coral shimmer blush called "orgasm"...also from Nars on the apples of her cheeks for a little extra glow.
· I elongated her eyes using a liquid liner marker from Le Metier. Then, I applied 2 sets of strip lashes and coated them with 2 coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast 24HR mascara (available in January!). This is an extra rich formula that lasts forever. I've been using this on all my clients for red carpets lately since I can’t always be with them for touch ups. I lined her lower lashline with COVERGIRL LiquilineBlast eyeliner in "violet voltage" I softened it by blending it out with a small shadow brush.
· I used a bright coral red, COVERGIRL LipPerfection lipcolor in "flame". This was the perfect color to pick up on the dresses coral accents and complemented her pink hair :) I had Katy apply the lipstick directly from the tube and I refined the edges using a small lipstick brush.


***Disclosure - Informational post only. No compensation received.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Eversave: Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Giveaway




Holidays are here and that means no school and vacation. What's a better way to spend it then taking the family out to the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.


Your little explorers will love walking through this living habitat with more than 1,500 exotic butterflies, not to mention some other exciting insects. And with three stories, there's plenty to see, including a 50-foot waterfall and tons of tropical plants. All natural beauty aside, your kids can interact with their surroundings and learn through games and quizzes perfect for youngsters.



Eversave is offering a great deal to save some money during this holiday season. You get two tickets for $8.00 that's a 50% savings. They are also allowing multiple buys so you can take the whole family!

One of my lucky readers will get the chance to win one of these saves!

To enter:

1. You must sign up for Eversave (mandatory)

2. Follow me via Google Friend Connect (mandatory)

Extra Entries:

Follow Eversave via Facebook

Follow Eversave via Twitter


Giveaway ends November 30 at midnight winner will be chosen through random.org. I will notify winner via email. Winner has 48 hours to claim.


***Disclosure: No compensation was received.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Jack & Jill Movie Review


Last night I had the privilege of attending the Jack & Jill movie screening with my family. I absolutely love Adam Sandler movies and this one is yet again better than the last. It was laugh out loud funny for the whole family my 10 year old tween kept talking about it all the way home. Me and my fiance enjoyed it so much we could not stop laughing there were times when I had tears of laughter! One of my other favorite actors, Al Pacino, played a part you don't see him playing too often which was a special treat :)

Jack & Jill is out in theatres today November 11 so take the whole family and enjoy!

SYNOPSIS


Jack and Jill is a comedy focusing on Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler), a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler). Jill’s neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down. Katie Holmes plays Erin, Jack’s wife.

RATING DETAILS


This film has been rated PG by the MPAA for CRUDE MATERIAL INCLUDING SUGGESTIVE REFERENCES, LANGUAGE AND COMIC VIOLENCE.


***Disclosure- No compensation was received. I received screening passes for me and my family to attend the special screening. These are my honest opinions.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Blogging for Blessings

So after much deliberation I have decided to change my blog name once and for all!
I have not purchased my domain since I have started blogging 3 years ago because I was never sure that's what I wanted. I will be renaming Blogging for Blessings sometime in the next week or so and I'm also currently working on redesigning the site as well. Thank you to all of my followers new and old. I will be having some giveaways and great reviews in the near future as well! Until my next post.... :)

Hellmann's® Turkey Challenge



With the holidays right around the corner, Hellmann's® is continuing their mission against mealtime monotony by encouraging moms to re-think their main dish meals and leftovers. And this time, they've enlisted the help of an expert on all things food, Chef Bobby Flay! Together, they are offering easy, delicious recipes, such as Turkey Casserole, that are great for the busy holiday season.

Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle to join the Hellmann's® Turkey Challenge each week at Hellmanns.com* as Turkey Casserole goes head-to-head with other tasty, juicy turkey recipes, like Bobby Flay's "Stuffing" Crusted Turkey Cutlet. All you have to do is cast your vote for your favorite to be entered into the sweepstakes for a chance to win one of four $250 grocery gift cards each week.** If there are more than 10,000 entries, the prize value doubles to a $500 grocery gift card! **


"Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Hellmann's® prize package in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place."

ALAMO RENT A CAR WANTS TO HELP YOU “GET THE GANG BACK TOGETHER” WITH DISNEY’S “THE MUPPETS”

Simply ‘Like’ the Alamo Facebook Page and Enter for a Chance to Win $5,000 Cash Towards a Dream Reunion with Friends

November 2011 (ST. LOUIS) – In the upcoming movie Disney’s “The Muppets,” Kermit the Frog sets out on a cross-country, around-the-world drive in hopes of getting the Muppets back together one more time. In celebration of the upcoming theatrical release of the movie, which opens nationwide on November 23, 2011, Alamo Rent A Car is launching the Alamo® Get The Gang Back Together Sweepstakes. One lucky winner will receive $5,000 cash towards a dream vacation to reunite with his or her own group of friends.



In Disney’s “The Muppets,” one of the film’s stars, Amy Adams, uses an Alamo-branded map of Los Angeles to find her way around the city. The Muppets also star in an Alamo television commercial promoting both the upcoming film and the Alamo Get The Gang Back Together Sweepstakes. An outtake video starring Fozzie Bear will appear on the Alamo Facebook page in conjunction with the sweepstakes.



“As the official rent a car of Walt Disney World® Resort and Disneyland® Resort, Alamo is thrilled to be a part of Disney’s 'The Muppets' movie,” said Susan Madigan, director for the Alamo Rent A Car brand. “In the movie, the characters embark on a journey to get their gang back together, so we’re excited to offer our fans the chance to win $5,000 towards a dream vacation to reconnect with their friends.”



Once Facebook users “Like” the Alamo Rent A Car page, they will have the opportunity to enter the sweepstakes as well as an instant-win game. To enter, fans can click the “Get The Gang Back Together” tab in the left column on the page. After registering for the grand prize, they can “Check Your Luggage” for a chance to receive instant-win prizes, including gas cards, free Alamo rentals, Muppets prize packs and more.



Alamo Facebook fans can enter the sweepstakes once per day, and members of Alamo Insiders can receive two entries per day. The simple process to become an Alamo Insider can be initiated on the Alamo Facebook page. Alamo Insiders who book through Alamo.com are guaranteed a 10 percent discount or more off retail rates.



The sweepstakes began on October 24, 2011, and will end on December 16, 2011. The grand-prize winner will be selected at random on or about December 19, 2011.



To participate in the contest, visit http://alamo-muppets.prizelogic.com/officialRules.pdf for complete contest rules.



About Alamo Rent A Car



Founded in 1974, Alamo Rent A Car is a value-oriented, internationally recognized brand serving the rental needs of airport leisure travelers. Alamo offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. In addition, Alamo customers in the U.S. are able to conveniently choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport.



Alamo is part of a global strategic alliance with Europcar, creating the world’s largest car rental network. Customers who book online receive Alamo’s best rates, and if they choose the “Prepay & Save” option when making their online reservation, they may receive an additional 10 percent discount.



St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings owns and operates the Alamo brand in North America. With annual revenues of $14.1billion and more than 70,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings also operates, through its regional subsidiaries, more than 1 million cars and trucks, making it the largest and most comprehensive car rental service provider in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet. For more information about Alamo, visit www.alamo.com. For more information about Enterprise Holdings’ environmental stewardship and long-term commitment to the sustainability of its business, visit www.enterpriseholdings.com/sustainability. This news release and other Alamo announcements are available at the Enterprise Holdings press room.

The Muppets – Alamo Rent A Car Commercial spot


The Muppets – Alamo Rent A Car Fozzie Bear Outtake


About Disney’s “The Muppets”



On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze Muppet Studios and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the studio, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With a screenplay by Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller, the film is directed by James Bobin. Featuring signature celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.



The film is rated PG by the MPAA.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received. Informational post only

Monday, November 7, 2011

Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour-Houston,TX




This past Saturday I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Taylor Swift thanks to Covergirl! Not only did we get to meet her but we were given tickets to attend her sold out concert at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX.

(Left to Right: Christy from BloggingExtraLite, Me, Alba from IndependentMami, and Elizabeth)


When we first arrived we were escorted to the Diamond Club backstage to meet Taylor Swift. There we waited in her VIP lounge that had personal items of hers including the famous Valentine Day Movie Bear as you can see below :)



There was a book to sign in and there was a yummy table full of snacks and drinks while we waited.




Once we got to where Taylor was it all happened so fast she gave us a hug and greeted us with a big smile thanking everyone for being there. She was so sweet and not to mention tall haha!!




After the photo we went by the Covergirl booths and checked out the free makeup sessions they were having. We also received a free full size Covergirl mascara just for waiting in line!




Once we were dolled up we got a snack and headed to our seats to enjoy the concert. We were so excited to see her perform we could hardly wait.


Soon enough she was rockin with her guitar onstage and the crowd was just going crazy. She couldn't believe how much energy and excitement 42,000 Houstonians had!



Thank you Covergirl for letting me be a part of this amazing night!


***Disclosure- I was invited as a guest by Covergirl, no compensation was received.

Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop!

I am honored to be a guest host for the Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop provided by Reflexions! Please see below for rules and how you can be the next guest host!






Welcome to  Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop. I'm very happy to have you here. A special welcome to all my first visitors. If you are already a part of this hop, I'm thanking you so much for your help in building Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop and making it a success. Come and Get Connected and stay Connected. With this hop, you will increase your strength, followers, readers and connect to other bloggers in which ever way you like.


This blog hop is for family friendly websites only.



Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Feet Two Screening (Houston)




HAPPY FEET TWO comes out in theatres November 18th. There is an advance screening on November 10th. If you would like to download some free passes head on over to Gofobo.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cars 2 is coming to Discovery Green, Houston TX!

DISNEY●PIXAR’S CARS 2 LIGHTNING MCQUEEN, BEST FRIEND MATER AND THE VERY SAVVY BRITISH SPY FINN MCMISSLE RACE INTO HOUSTON'S DISCOVERY GREEN®



WHAT: Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissle from Disney●Pixar
CARS 2 stop at Discovery Green®

WHO: Disney●Pixar CARS 2, State Farm, GES, KKHH-FM, KHMX-FM & Radio
Disney

WHERE: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010

WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2011 / 3:00 PM – 7:00PM


The public is invited to join KKHH-FM, KHMX-FM and Radio Disney as Lightning
McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissle race into Discovery Green®. Photo opportunities
will be available with life-sized replicas of Lighting McQueen, Mater and Finn
McMissile as well as taking in some special agent training missions and
thousands of promotional item giveaways provided by State Farm®. Various
“missions” will be available for families to participate in, such as the
“special agent search and find” station, “special agent memory testing” station
and an inflatable training course. A few lucky fans will even have the chance to
win copies of the DVD and Disney Store® shopping cards awarded by KKHH-FM,
KHMX-FM and Radio Disney.

About CARS 2
Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their
friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete
in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the
road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and
hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his
own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting
Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret
mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile and the stunning
rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell. Mater’s action packed journey leads him on an
explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends
and watched by the whole world. The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new
all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing
competitors.

DISNEY●PIXAR’S CARS 2 ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD, MOVIE DOWNLOAD AND 3D NOW!



***Disclosure no compensation was received for this post, informational only.

El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)



El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day in Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado , flowers, candy calaveras (skeletons and skulls), and parades.


It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2.


In order to celebrate, the families make altars and place ofrendas (offerings) of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempazuchitl (also spelled zempasuchil) and most importantly a photo of the departed soul is placed on the altar.


Death is laughed at in its face. Many euphemisms are used for death, La calaca (the skeleton), la pelona ("baldy"), la flaca ("skinny"), and la huesada ("boney"). There are refranes, sayings, and poems that are popular with day of the dead. These sayings are cliches and lose meaning when translated. For example "La muerte es flaca y no puede conmigo" means "Death is skinny/weak and she can't carry me." Calaveras (skulls) are decorated with bright colors with the name of the departed inscribed on the head. Children carrying yellow marigolds enjoy the processions to the cemetery. At the cemetery, music is played and dances are made to honor the spirits.


Since the Mexican Celebration El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), is today , I wanted to share this amazing Kermit the Frog coloring sheet on behalf of THE MUPPETS with you guys!


THE MUPPETS opens in theaters everywhere on November 23rd!


***Disclosure: No compensation was received, informational post only.

Wordless Wednesday



Me at 23 weeks 17 more to go! Can't wait to meet my baby girl!!

Cars 2 Is Coming to Pearland, TX!!

In addition to the Thursday, November 10th Discovery Green® stop the Cars 2 State Farm Tour is making in Houston, the tour will also be making a stop in Pearland on Wednesday, November 9th at the H-E-B Plus! parking lot.


DISNEY●PIXAR’S CARS 2 LIGHTNING MCQUEEN, BEST FRIEND MATER AND THE VERY SAVVY BRITISH SPY FINN MCMISSLE RACE INTO H-E-B Plus! in Pearland

WHAT: Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissle from Disney●Pixar CARS 2 stop at H-E-B Plus! in Pearland

WHO: Disney●Pixar CARS 2, State Farm, GES & H-E-B

WHERE: H-E-B Plus!, 2805 Business Center Drive, Pearland, TX 77584

WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 / 2:00 PM – 6:00PM



The public is invited to join Disney●Pixar CARS 2 and State Farm as Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissle race into H-E-B Plus! Photo opportunities will be available with life-sized replicas of Lighting McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile as well as taking in some special agent training missions and thousands of promotional item giveaways provided by State Farm®. Various “missions” will be available for families to participate in, such as the “special agent search and find” station, “special agent memory testing” station and an inflatable training course.

About CARS 2
Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile and the stunning rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell. Mater’s action packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.

ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD, MOVIE DOWNLOAD AND 3D NOVEMBER 1!

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Minnie's Bow-Toons

"Minnie's Bow-Toons," follows the adventures of Minnie Mouse and her good friend Daisy Duck as they run Minnie's Bow-Tique, a specialty shop stocked only with colorful bows and bowties. The series premieres with a new episode airing at 8:55 a.m., ET/PT each day during Minnie's birthday week, NOVEMBER 14 – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 on Disney Channel and DisneyJunior.com.



In honor of Minnie's birthday, Disney Junior will be airing a block-long marathon featuring the new shorts and Minnie-centric episodes of "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" on Minnie's actual birthday Friday, November 18 from 8:55 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET/PT, as well as the following day Saturday, November 19 from 6:30 – 9:00 a.m., ET/PT.

Go to DisneyJunior.com/Minnie to play Minnie-themed games and download new coloring pages, as well as see a special sneak-peek of the following day's episode before it premieres on air!


***Disclosure-No compensation was received. Informational post only.

Lumene Vitamin C+ Bright Skin Radiance Nectar Review


I recently had the opportunity to review the Lumene Vitamin C+ Bright Skin Radiance Nectar and after a little over a month I have noticed a wonderful difference in my skin. It has a wonderful radiant glow and I sure need it while being pregnant with all these extra hormones!


Lumene started the "berry trend" when they launched Vitamin C+ skincare products containing seed oil from arctic wild berries in 2001. Now, nice years later, Lumene continues to innovate with enhanced Vitamin C+ skincare products. Developed to provide women ages 25+ with optimal protection against the signs of aging, Lumene Vitamin C+ introduces two new items; Lumene Vitamin C+ Bright Skin Radiance Nectar and Lumene Vitamin C+ Pure Radiance 24 Hour Lotion.

Key Arctic Ingredients: Enhanced Berry Power
Grown wild and hand-picked in the peat lands and forests of the Arctic, one small cloudberry contains twice the vitamin C of an orange 10 times its size. Arctic cloudberry, also known as the "Nordic orange," is the cornerstone of the Vitamin C+ line, serving as the active ingredient that helps to prevent the first signs of aging.

Until now, Vitamin C+ products have only included the Arctic cloudberry seed oil; the new Vitamin C+ products also include the unique Arctic cloudberry nectar. The unique nectar has detoxifying properties to enhance the effect and help make the skin look brighter and more radiant. The Cloudberry seed oil contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants, carotenoids and phytosterol to protect skin from radical damage and enhance regeneration. The combination of the Cloudberry nectar and seed oil is now even more effective, with more than 90% natural ingredients and is Paraben=Free.

Use the Vitamin C+ Bright Skin Radiance Nectar and Pure Radiance 24 Hour Lotion together for optimal results. Consumer test groups found that:
-89% of women instantly experienced more radiant skin
-74% of women felt an immediate pore minimizing effect

Lumene Vitamin C+ Bright Skin Radiance Nectar
2011 Parents Award Winning Product

Beautiful radiance with nature's own active ingredients. Containing the unique
cloudberry nectar, this product supports the skin's fluid and micro-circulation,
gently exfoliates, minimizes pores, and makes the skin look smooth. The detox
properties of cloudberry nectar help to make the skin look brighter and more
radiant. The result: clear skin that glows vitality.

To Use: Apply to clean face before day or night cream.
Suggested Retail Price: $21.99 for 1.0 Fl. Oz.
Available: CVS Pharmacy and Ulta Stores



***Disclosure-I received this product to review. These are my honest opinions.