Wednesday, June 11, 2014

How To Train Your Dragon 2 in IMAX 3D

How To Train Your Dragon 2 is set to hit theatres in IMAX 3D on Friday June 13th. Have you seen the first How To Train Your Dragon. We have. And we own it. The kids love that movie and part 2 is supposed to be just as actioned pack as the first one.

"The IMAX 3D release will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®, creating a unique environment that will make audiences feel as though they are flying alongside heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless."

Toothless. The small black, rare, toothless dragon. I think that dragon is the cutest ever. What do you think? Who is your favorite character? 

For more information about How to Train Your Dragon 2, please visit DreamWorks Animation's official website.
For IMAX Theater locations and local showtimes click here

*Disclosure: This information has been provided by IMAX. All thoughts of and opinions are that of my own and not influenced in any way. The Momma blogger received no compensation for this post, however she was entered to win a gift pack.*

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Between the Lions: Paper Vowels

On April 15th PBS will be releasing Between the Lions: Paper Vowel on DVD.

Series Information: BETWEEN THE LIONS is designed to help kids ages 3 to 7 learn
to read. Unique among the hundreds of programs aimed at children, this puppet, animated, and live-action show is curriculum based – a lively, educational blend of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and other teaching methods for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students. Independent studies show that kids who regularly watch BETWEEN THE LIONS learn key reading skills faster than kids who don’t watch. (Taken from the Press Release).

Run Time on this DVD is about 125 minutes, contains 5 episodes, and has extras such as printable activities, coloring pages and practice sheets. 

What I love about Between the Lions is that it gets children excited about reading at a young age. The main characters are a lion family. The lion family is so cute and they do a great job and gaining and holding the children's attention. Look for this DVD on April 15th on  Between the Lions: Paper Vowels . You can also pre-order now on the same link. The DVD costs $9.99.

*Disclosure: The Momma Blogger may have received a screener copy of the above mentioned DVD. No other compensation was received. All opinions in the post are that of my own and not persuaded in any way.*

Glassic Water Bottles

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

What they have to say:
  • The Glasstic Glass Water Bottle is perfect for all of your favorite beverages for the following key reasons but are greatly preferred by Essential Oil and Alkaline Water drinkers due to the glass water bottle insert that contains their infused water products.  These users demand Glass!
  • Shatterproof: Designed with a glass insert on the inside of a durable plastic outer casing that helps protect from breakage while providing containment and shatter proofing even if the glass does break.  Our customers love that we offer glass insert replacements for the life of the product for just the cost of shipping.  This encourages reuse. Competitors don’t provide this safety or reusability!
  • Safe & Pure: contains a 16oz pure glass insert on the inside where your liquids are and a BPA Free Plastic outer shell around the glass to provide durability and containment.  No risk of bad chemicals leaching into your water or beverage.  For users of Essential Oils or Alkaline Water this is mandatory!
  • Clean: Product can be easily disassembled and cleaned manually or in the top rack of a dishwasher.  Essential oil users required this ability and we provided it. No more worrying if the plastic straw is full of bacteria or not...
  • Temperate: Double layered protection with a space between the glass and plastic which provides for total condensation protection and some additional insulation for your beverage.  Won’t make a mess on your wood table!
  • Easy to Use: Leak-proof flip cap lid to “drink on the go” and a safety lock to prevent  accidental opening & leakage.  Essential oil users love this because it is a far better solution than using a mason jar or less safe glass water bottle for their citrus based essential oils.
  • Portable: The easy to carry handle & protective casing makes it perfect for...Pools & Waterparks, Beaches & Lakes, The Golf Course & Other Sporting Events, Gyms & Yoga Studios, Schools
  • Essential oil users require a glass bottle that they can confidently carry their citrus essential oil infused waters with them everywhere they go...Glasstic delivers!
What I have to say: 

I love a lot of things about the Glassic water bottles. First thing I noticed about this water bottle was that this is a glass bottle and has an coating of plastic on top. This plastic protects it from breaking if dropped. Which I did. Just for review purposes, I dropped my very nice Glassic water bottle from about 4 feet up. Just let go and let it fall. The bottle did a little bounce but did not break. I am so glad when they said it was shatterproof they meant it. I would have been sad if my bottle would have shattered. Another bonus is the bottle doesn't sweat. Meaning that you can lay it on a surface that would usually leave a ring from a cup sweating and be fine.

Then you wonder why both plastic and glass. If you infuse water or put a fluid in a plastic bottle that is bright in color, the color and oil absorb into the plastic. This is eliminated by the bottle being glass on the inside. Glass will not absorb essential oils. This is great for those who love to infuse their water.

The bottle also has a hook on the side of the lid that locks into the down position. This hook is great if you want to hook it to your bike or belt or whatever. Again, a very useful feature.

The bottle also has a locking lid. It locks with a slide lock. I love this feature because it means that lid only opens when you want that lid to open. Spill prevention for adults. When you do want it open it has a flip top lid. I love how brightly colored the lid is as well. Very vibrant.

The bottle has a decent size opening. It isn't too big and isn't too small. It seems like they thought of everything when the produced the Glassic Bottle.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Campbell's Heart Healthy

Sometimes it's easy forget to eat right and exercise and overall stay heart healthy especially if you're a busy parent. But it is very important to remember to be heart healthy and to eat right and get proper exercise so that we can stay healthy. I like to do yoga with my kids as part of our exercise. We don't even know the proper names of the poses. Some names were made up to appeal to children and other name poses we made up. But we have so much fun doing it anyways. And when the weather is nice it's so much fun to get outside and run around with the kids. Sometimes, in the evening it is nice to take leisurely walks. How do you stay active?

Eating right is an important part of being heart healthy as well. But I don't mean eating bland food that is tasteless. Today I am going to share with you five of my favorite tasty American Heart Association Certified Recipes, just click on each one to download:

Pizza Primavera with Cauliflower Crust

Tilapia & Vegetable Casserole

Turkey Meatloaf

Louisiana-Style Chicken, Sausage & Shrimp Skillet

Slow-Cooked Chicken & Butternut Squash

All of these recipes are delicious and if you use these money saving coupons it can be tasty for your pockets too! Please share your favorite heart healthy recipe and favorite way to stay heart healthy with us in a comment below. Maybe you can give myself or one of the other readers a great idea!

**Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Campbell Soup Company. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own and are not persuaded in any way.**

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

#OrkinBedBugs Prevention Prize Pack GIVEAWAY!

If you are like me just the thought of a bed bug makes your skin crawl. But education and proper prevention tips are the best way to help someone be educated should this problem arise in your home. 
Bed bugs have come back strong over the last decade, keeping more and more people from sleeping tight. Now is the time to take control with a smart action plan - before the bed bugs bite.
Bed bugs reproduce quickly, so it’s critical to detect and treat an infestation early. Take the “Don’t Let the Beg Bugs Bite” QUIZ and download the “5 Must-Know Facts” PDF for a few tips on how to spot a budding beg bug problem.
And if you suspect an infestation, be sure to contact your Orkin professional. who will inspect your home thoroughly and design a treatment that’s right for you.
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Each household is only eligible to win Orkin Bed Bug Home Prevention Prize Pack (2 mattress Safe Pillowsafe protectors) via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. If you entered on several blogs and you already won on another but get pulled as the winner here, please let me know you have won on another so that I can pull a new winner in a timely manner. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the easy rafflecopter form below:

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Shopping Planner for New Moms from ShopperIncite

Sign up today to receive your FREE Shopping Planner for New Moms from #ShopperIncite. This planner has some money saving coupons and a planner to keep your daily menu in order. The bottom of each page when you reach the meal planner has a tip for easier parenting or a recipe for a fast meal. Sign up to get your for free below:

Feel free to share this information with anyone that you think could use it. It only take a second to sign up using the form above. And remember it's FREE!

*Disclosure: I received a coupon book and gift card for sharing this information with you. All thoughts and opinions found in the blog post are that of my own and not persuaded in any way.*

Monday, March 3, 2014

Majestical Jewelry

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Majestical is a nice online shop that sells Fashion Jewelry. They sell earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. They have very pretty items. Majestical has a sale section that has quite a bit of jewelry to choose from. I was sent a pair of earrings for my review. They are called TORTOISE SHELL HOOP EARRINGS and are very affordable at $9 a pair. 



These earring as you can see by my photo are larger in diameter than a quarter. They have a nice weight to them but are not too heavy. They come packaged with a gift box and a satin-like draw string bag. These are one of those earring that are versatile as they can be worn with a variety of outfits in a variety of situations. 

They have big jewelry and small. They have casual jewelry to that jewelry that you would consider fancy. You will most likely find something you love when you shop on this site.

I also found out that when you sign up for their and receive $15 off your first order (next order) of $55 or more. (should pop up on your screen when you visit their site).

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Penny Auctions Canada

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Penny Auctions Canada

Many people have heard of penny auctions. Today I will tell you about PennyAuctionsCanada. Basically, it's real simple to use you buy bid packs then use them to get items off the site. This site is based in Canada but they are also open to the United States. So you can register for free then buy bid packs. After you buy the bid packs you can win auctions on some really cool items. If you need to know more about Penny Auctions Canada please go here to read more. They also have Daily Deal Auctions, which is where you can find this bracelet. 

They also have several more just like this but in different styles and designs. This one is a popular item on Penny Auctions Canada.



Right now, Penny Auctions Canada would like to offer my readers, you, a special deal. Using promo code Tomoson25 at checkout to receive 25 free bids with a 25 bid pack purchase. Also new sign-ups are entitled to receive 5 free bids (no purchase necessary). All you have to do is create your free account with Penny Auctions Canada then send them an email at with your username. While your at it check out their Facebook page because they are always having some sort of giveaway going on. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. GIVEAWAY


What is iParent.TV? If your kids are awake, they’re probably on a smartphone, in front of a smart tv, downloading apps, or posting to social networks. And most likely you have no idea what they’re doing. iParent.TV will be a yearly, subscription-based website for teaching and informing parents on all things tech, mobile, devices, websites, and apps for kids so that you WILL know.

The Problem. Most parents don't have an inside track to tech or social media dangers, let alone how to safeguard their kids against them.

58% of 10-12 year old kids believe they know how to hide their online activities from their parents.

46% of them said they would change their online behavior if they knew their parents were paying attention.

Introducing iParent.TV - keeping parents ahead of the tech curve. We believe we have the opportunity to help parents understand, get involved and safeguard their children in the ever-evolving tech World. iParent.TV educates parents with all the latest trends via Websites - Social Media - Apps - Devices

The idea. It started with a group of dads who felt like their 9-year-olds knew more about tech than they did. They were right. But their idea will help change that forever for all parents. Once launched, iParent.TV will have 100s of videos and product reviews that are very current, cutting edge and trending, keeping parents who subscribe ahead of the tech curve.

How it will work? The iParent.TV website will be a subscription-based site costing $49 per year for parents to access all the videos, reviews, how-tos, and live chat support. It will be the largest site on the net helping parents understand what's safe and what’s not in the world of tech. - And we are offering it for only $29 on Indiegogo.

What you get? Articles, videos, reviews, tips, tools and expert advice on EVERYTHING like…
- Popular Apps
- Social Network Sites
- Major Websites
- Top Devices

Want to learn more:

Some interested facts:

*Disclosure: No money compensation was received for this post. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own and not persuaded in any way. The giveaway prize is being offer through a Partner's Hub sponsor and will not be shipped by myself.*
One lucky The Momma Blogger reader will win a one year subscription to ($49 value). Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Subscription to via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. (If you signed up to win on another blog and happen to win this one just let me know when you reply to the email that you have already won on another blog and I will draw a new winner.) Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Giveaway ends March 13th and is open to US and Canada. To enter use the easy rafflecopter form below.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Epica Muddler

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

The muddler  is best known as a bartender's tool because it was mainly used in bars to mix the fresh ingredients into the bar drinks. Today muddlers are used in everyday kitchen so that the cook can get the most out of their fresh herbs and some fruits. Some use a muddler in place of a  mortar and pestle. They use muddlers in place of a mortal and pestle for many reasons: takes up less space, cheaper, easier to clean, and in some cases a bit faster to use. How a muddler is used is if you have an ingredient that needs crushed, such as a fruit, herb or spice. A great example of a good muddler is The Epica Muddler. The Epica Muddler is very inexpensive at only $8.95. It has several features to make it a good muddler. It is fast to use and does it's job at crushing the ingredient to release the most flavor. It features a durable, heavy-duty, stainless steel, ergonomic handle. Because the handle is stainless steel it is stain resistant. The head of the muddle, which is made of nylon, has a gridded surface so that you achieve a finer mash with less work but because it is nylon it won't scratch your glass or other surface. It is dishwasher safe, although they recommend that you hand wash The Epica Muddler. Also you don't have to be strong or use a lot of force to use this muddler. Just apply a little bit of pressure to bring the best flavor out of whatever your crushes for your recipe.

Like I said at the beginning of the post, the muddle best known as a bartender's tool because it is commonly used in bars to make drinks such as mint juleps. But don't close your mind to the idea of using a muddler at home in your kitchen for making all sorts of yummy creations. Some ideas could be making drinks, dips, sauces and marinades. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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