I’m On My Way To Tomorrowland #TomorrowLandEvent

I’m looking forward to only a few movies this year. One of them of course is the much anticipated Star Wars…right who isn’t. But at the top of my list right next to that movie is Tomorrowland. Why? Because the actors in it. It’s a family movie with some of my favs!!! And I’m lucky enough to be on my way to the press event. YES!

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I don’t have my official interview list but I did see that the official press junket includes:

  • George Clooney (“Frank Walker”)
  • Britt Robertson (“Casey Newton”)
  • Tim McGraw (“Ed Newton”)
  • Hugh Laurie (“David Nix”)
  • Raffey Cassidy (“Athena”)
  • Brad Bird (Director / Producer / Writer)
  • Damon Lindelof (Producer / Writer)
  • Jeff Jensen (Story By)

 

So the likelihood of me getting to interview George Cloony is pretty high. Watch this featurette and then if you have any questions you want me to ask the talent just let me know!

 

I’m hoping to get a glance at Hugh Laurie, just being honest here but it’s on my actor bucket list. This movie is going to be a ride into what the imagination can still bring to the table! So join me and my blogger friends as we bring you first hand into that world of imagination!

 

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TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!

Can a Lollipop Fight Cavities?

We received samples.

 

I can’t answer the question can a lollipop fight cavities. Only your dentist can answer that question but the idea does intrigue me. Also, I like the idea because my kids love to have candy and I LOVE to tell them no because it’s bad for their teeth. Sugar leads to sugar bugs that cause cavities and then we have to brush our teeth and we agrue. So now we brush teeth and then the kids can have a lollipop without having to brush right away. But you’re going to laugh, I won’t let them have one unless they brush first so now we don’t argue as much. It’s a win win if the company who sent me these special Loloz are accurate.

 

Seattle-based Andrew Clapp and his partner have launched Loloz, a revolutionary breakthrough in the world of dental health. Loloz is a lozenge or lollipop created to taste delicious like candy and help reduce the levels of bacteria known to cause cavities, gum disease and bad breath. 

A research team of microbiologists at the UCLA School of Dentistry took 7 years to develop the product containing Cavibloc, a patent-pending extract from a specific type of licorice root. Loloz is all-nautural, contains no sugar and is free of GMOs, synthetic additives, preservatives and food dyes.

How does it work? Enjoy two Loloz lollipops or lozenges for 10 consecutive days, 2 to 4 times per year alongside regular dental maintenance like brushing and flossing. The result? Save thousands on your next dental visit!

 

Do they taste good? Yes they do taste good. We received the orange flavor and they were gone quite quickly with all three of us eating them.

Buy Now & Save Surface Pro 3

I love my Surface, I think what I love most about it is the fact that I can sign documents with my pen. YES!! The hardest part of my work is getting documents signed and back to PR reps, so now that I can sign with my pen it’s saved me so much time and effort and money. I don’t have to print, scan back in and copy to my computer. HA!

Giving you the most natural writing experience on a tablet, Surface Pen6 is responsive and precise. Surface Pen feels like an actual pen, not a flimsy stylus. And with 256 levels of pressure sensitivity, it’s easy to draw, takes notes, or write music. It’s the digital writing experience you’ve dreamed about.

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Surface has always been about empowering people to get things done, and Surface 3 continues that mission – it’s stylish, portable and packs the full power of Windows and Office into the thinnest, lightest Surface yet. At a starting price of just $499…some packages are $150 off right now!…. it’s perfect for students who need a high-quality device at an accessible price and is available just in time for graduation.

Designed with students in mind with the (optional) Surface Pen and OneNote, Surface 3 makes taking digital notes in class or capturing online research for a paper easier. Students can also use the Pen to highlight and write over Office documents and PDF’s, and turn handwritten notes into text or record a lecture using the HD webcam. Plus, with great battery life, students can trek around campus all day without worrying about running out of juice or carrying bulky chargers.

Surface 3 is also a great travel device for working on the go or just relaxing with Netflix, playing games or reading a book on the Kindle app and the 10.8-inch high resolution display. And to make traveling with tech even easier, Surface 3 uses a micro USB charger and can remain in your bag while going through security at the airport. And if you ask my kids is great fun for playing games on.

Battle of Chris Evans Vs Chris Hemsworth: Avengers Age of Ultron Interview #AvengersEvent

I’m having so much trouble finding a  place to begin to explain how amazing it was to be in the room with Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth. They were the last interview of the day for the mommy bloggers and it felt like they were never going to come in. We could hear them outside the door laughing and joking with each other and it felt like an eternity because we couldn’t wait for them to come in. In actuality it was more like only five minutes but hey there was anticipation guys, it was Chis Evans and Chris Hemsworth!!

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See, those eyes staring at me, oh yep we would have waited forever to interview them!

I’ve also been thinking who would win in a battle between Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, I mean Captain America and Thor? The most rugged man and the most sexy? I of course would pick Captain America but my daughter would pick Thor. I’ve always found Thor to be a little arrogant but I might be persuaded. Let’s make the decision at the end of the interview shall we?

First question:

What is your favorite battle scene from the movie?

CHRIS EVANS : In my favorite one I wasn’t even in, the Hulk Buster and the Hulk. I mean that’s my favorite one.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH : I haven’t seen that scene. I haven’t seen the movie. But from the trailer what looked cool was the kind of tie in shot between all of us. And at the very beginning of the film where it cuts from each of our individual fight. And it looks like it’s one big tracking shot. I mean, that kind of, that blew my mind as to how they even did that. Yeah.

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Ok, so they picked the same answer that’s no help! Let’s see what question two was.

Who was your favorite super hero as a child?

CHRIS HEMSWORTH : Superman was mine.

CHRIS EVANS : I grew up with –. I mean when you’re a kid you kind of like what you’re given to play with. So I had a Spiderman toy and so that was kind of my thing. I never really watched Spiderman comics but he was my guy. He was battling ninja turtles a lot.

With this question the winner has to be Chris Hemsworth because Superman is better than any ninja turtle but again this is still undecided because in my house ninja turtles are really popular. So who is winning right now? I think Hemsworth is ahead. The next question he answered with flying colors so he gets extra points.

Q : A little boy who is a victim of bullying. He has a question for you. He wants to know if you think it’s okay for a boy to have long hair?

CHRIS HEMSWORTH : To have long hair?

Q : Uh-huh, because you’re Thor.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH : Of course it is. God, yeah. Absolutely. My dad had long hair for years. In fact, was asked to play for a football team, invited down to a big league in Australian football. It was quite a big opportunity. And the coach said, yeah, cool but you’ve got to cut your hair because he had a ponytail. And he said no and walked away. And gave up that dream and did something else, honestly.

CHRIS EVANS : Wow.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH : And what was really kind of impressed me –. And he, I think part of him sort of says, I should have just cut my hair. But, you know, moral point and I think absolutely. God, why not? What is the issue there? And I think people who –, if anyone is narrow-minded enough to and limited in their thinking to think that that is an issue or you know, then they’ve got the problem. And you wait, in a few years’ time that kid will understand that that other kid has larger problems, you know?

CHRIS EVANS : Anytime I see a kid with long hair I’m like, that kid is so much cooler than anything I have ever was.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH : Girls love long hair so tell him that.

Finally the kicker that wins the battle of the Chris vs Chris is this last conversation.

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Q : Do you ever kind of go into character speak? God-speak every so often?

 

CHRIS HEMSWORTH : Just when things need to get done. No. Just when the lights go off, yeah. Honey.

CHRIS EVANS : Best answer ever. There’s no answer that is going to be better than that one ever. I was going to make a horrible joke about like putting the cap back on the toothpaste. That is so much better. Oh man, I’m not Thor. There it is. That’s the best answer of the day.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH : Honey, let’s bring the thunder. Too far? Too far?

CHRIS EVANS : Oh, Jesus.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH : Let’s make it rain in here.

CHRIS EVANS : That’s phenomenal. God. What’s Cap speak? Uh.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH : Let’s talk about this.

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Yep!!! and with that Thor has won me over. Sorry Cap, but I’m sure even you understand. Boy scout or a God? You can see Thor and Captain America battle it out in the movie Avengers Age of Ultron May 1st.

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Let’s Lose Weight Together #StartYourSmoothie Kura Giveaway

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I so desperately want to lose weight. All I’m doing is putting weight on and I think it’s my anti-depressant because even when I was exercising twice a day I was still putting weight on. The only difference is now that I’m so large I can see weight in my face and smile and I’m starting to get a little depressed. I’m going to lose weight and it’s starting with protein shakes and smoothies.

KURA SPRING GIVEAWAY

 

 

Smoothies are a wonderful way for kids (even picky eaters!) and parents to ensure they are eating enough fruits and veggies. However, no longer do parents have to choose between a non-nutritious, sugary smoothie (a milkshake in disguise!) or a protein supplement filled with hard- to-pronounce ingredients and a distinct vitamin and chalky taste disliked by kids. My kids love a good none chalky smoothie and as a mom I love drinking them and giving them something healthy as a snack. KURA_14005_Group

All-new KURA Smoothie powder (www.kuranutrition.com) offers 14 grams of pure, grass-fed, antibiotic-free New Zealand dairy protein, vitamins and minerals, great taste and ultimate convenience. Each serving offers:

· 14 grams of KURA¹s pure, bioavailable protein

· 100% RDA of Vitamin D, C B6, B12 and six other vitamins & minerals

· 26 essential vitamins and minerals

· 5 grams of fiber

· 5.4 grams or 4 times the Omega-3¹s found in a single serving of Salmon

· 4 billion CFU Active Probiotics

· Prebiotics

· GMO Free

· Gluten-Free

· No Added Sugar ­ only natural occurring lactose from milk

· No Preservatives

· No artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors

WE HAVE A DISCOUNT:

  • We would like to offer you discount codes for purchase on Amazon. They are:
    • Buy two, get 20% off: KURAST20 | Buy one, get 10% off: KURAST10
  • Kura is available on Amazon, at Sprouts and at Whole Foods (TX, AR, LA, OK).

Enter to Win:

· Cuisinart Smoothie Blender
· 3 16.9 oz bags of Kura Smoothie Powder (1 of each flavor)

· MSRP – $150!

To Enter:

Tell me which flavor you want to try most

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P&G Stock Up On Favorites at Walmart Giveaway

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I love to save money, if you haven’t ben reading the blog for very long then you wouldn’t know that. If you have then you know that I started this blog doing coupon giveaways and writing about saving money. So this post is a nice reminder to me that I still love to share really great deals with you guys.

From now – Thursday, April 30th, 2015 you can purchase your favorite P&G products with amazing savings at Walmart. I love stocking up with really great sales events like this one. In fact I did stock up with this one. I love P&G, we use so many of their products. I use Tide, Charmin Ultra, Bounty, Always just to name a few. And we’ve been fans of Pampers for quite a few years now too! I no longer need diapers but I love to get them for other people. The price of diapers adds up quickly and when you buy them to give to someone it just brightens their day. Really, it truly does you should do it some time.

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I also purchased a ton of toilet paper. We always need more toilet paper. Purchased the toilet paper and stored it under the bathroom counters.

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Here is a list of some of the great products you can stock up on!

 

· Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent

· Tide Simply Clean and Fresh Liquid Laundry Detergent

· Charmin Ultra Soft or Ultra Strong Toilet Paper

· Bounty Mega Roll Select-A-Size Paper Towels

· Luvs Super Absorbent Diapers

· Pampers Swaddlers Huge Pack

· Tampax Pearl Plastic, Super Absorbency

· Always Ultra Thin Long Super Unscented Pads

· Always Discreet Maximum Underwear

· Always Discreet Moderate Regular Length Pads

 

Here is a little insert from their current ad.

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So head on over to Walmart and start saving money.

Enter to Win:

$25 Walmart Gift Card

To Enter

Tell me what you will stock up on

Degrees From the Best Schools Are Now Available Online

Attending a Top Ranked University From Home: Degrees From the Best Schools Are Now Available Online

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Just a few years ago, many employers viewed online degree programs as less credible than traditional degrees. However, this false assumption has been eliminated. Today, the best universities around the world recognize the immense benefits of online programs for students and for shaping competitive academic institutions.

You can now earn an online degree from top-notch schools and make sure your investment in professional education pays off. Read on to learn more about the online opportunities for earning master’s degrees from top-ranked schools and programs.

Rankings for the Best Online Degree Programs in the U.S.

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In response to the growth of online education programs, U.S. News has developed a ranking system for evaluating which programs offer the best quality and value for online degrees. The ranking is a great tool for learning about and comparing undergraduate, graduate, and other professional degree programs available from online universities. For professionals looking to continue their education, the ranking evaluates master’s degrees in engineering and criminal justice, as well as a range of business programs, including MBA’s, finance, and accounting.

This year, U.S. News evaluated 1,200 online programs on their faculty, selectivity, reputation, and industry relevance. This means that only the best universities and programs can make it to the top. It also means that the face of online education has changed completely, as prestigious university ranking systems are now being applied to online programs. Opting for an online program no longer means sacrificing academic prestige.

Earning a World-class Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration

Though the U.S. News ranking system has yet to include online health care degrees, this is an area where the world’s best universities are pushing forward to offer great online programs designed to respond to the needs of this growing and dynamic industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in health care administration are expected to grow by 23 percent. Furthermore, a recent Forbes article describing the best and worst master’s degree for jobs listed an MHA among the top 10 best degrees for job opportunities.

The University of Southern California is a world-renowned research university, which now offers the Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA) online. The USC Online MHA degree is ranked #1 in the U.S. and represents a great opportunity for health care professionals to make the most of their valuable time, while advancing in their careers by learning from industry and research leaders.

Online Programs Balance Family, Career, and High-quality Professional Education

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Health care professionals, especially, work long shifts, so finding the time to go back to school is difficult.  For parents, taking the time to attend a traditional university program means being away from the kids, increased child care expenses, and other complications that can prevent you from pursuing a professional degree. The rise of excellent online master’s programs is helping to change this.

With the incredible growth and superior quality of many online degree programs, working professionals, parents, returning students, and others with limited time and resources can earn professional degrees from the best universities without having to sacrifice their careers, family time, and economic resources.

Get #PanteneAtSams Good Hair Day Giveaway

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A good hair day for me starts on a day like today. I get up, I take a bath, wash it and dry it and if I’m really having a good day I’ll curl it. But today blow drying it is good enough. This is a picture of me with a good hair day. Look at it, all blond and blowing in the wind. I LOVE IT!image

When my hair looks good I feel good. When I feel good I smile when I smile people notice and I get compliments. So I have more confidence and it all started with a good hair day. I also love to color my hair and because I color it gets really dry on the ends. I want to wash it but I hat the color to fade.

I’m working with SheSpeaks and #PanteneAtSams to see how good a hair day I can get using Pantene Platinum Color Lock shampoo & conditioner.

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Pantene Platinum Color Lock shampoo & conditioner……….Color-treating hair leaves it weak and prone to damage, but the antioxidants in this system work from the hair’s core to help protect against fade-causing damage and protect color, all while providing a soft, radiant shine. With Nutri-Lock technology, this system works from the hair’s core to help provide color protection for up to six weeks (shampoo and conditioner system vs. non-conditioning shampoo).

 

I want you all to know that I’ve been using Pantene for a long time anyway. My kids are using it too but this will be my first time to try the Pantene Platinum Color Lock Shampoo & Conditioner. You can enter to win a $25 GC to Sams so that you can buy your own.

 

Enter to Win:

$25 Sam’s Club Gift Card

To Enter:

tell me what a good hair day is like to you

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Penguins are At Denny’s #DennysDiners

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I’m so happy that we’re working with Denny’s Diners again this year. Last year I loved visiting their headquarters and learning about all their new menu items. Did you know that they change their menu quarterly? I didn’t know that. Now I love to go in and find out what’s new on the menu.

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Last year I found out that I was the only one that had never had a pancake puppy so the first thing I did was share some with my kids. We went to our local Denny’s Diner at the very end of March to preview the new menu for kids and found out that they have a new partnership with DreamWorks Animation’s award-winning film and television franchises. While they were enjoying the new menu art and activities we shared some pancake puppies.

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The new menu is kicking off with Penguins of Madagascar.  My kids loved Penguins of Madagascar and really wanted one of the Penguins cups so I let them have one. I have a feeling that over the course of the next few months we will be getting one of each cup they have. Penguin Kids Cup

Other movies that will be featured this season are….Puss In Boots and Turbo FAST, in addition to many popular characters such as Shrek.  The colorful characters adorn Denny’s kids menu in a variety of interactive, themed puzzles and games to enjoy during mealtime. In addition, families will have access to a variety of fun family activities via the DreamWorks COLOR App along with an exciting selection of movie content, games and more.

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The DreamWorks COLOR app lets you reimagine your favorite DreamWorks characters and worlds your way. Guests color the DreamWorks characters featured on the Denny’s Kids Menu then use the DreamWorks COLOR App (www.dreamworkscolor.com) to bring their drawings to life. The characters literally jump off the menu in 3D! Guests can pose and take selfies with their characters, build and play in worlds they color and create. DreamWorks COLOR app encourages families to engage creatively with each other during mealtimes and provides a modern twist to a traditional diner activity.

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Visit Denny’s Diners regularly so you don’t miss anything new! #DenysDiners