Free Movie Tickets To When The Game Stands Tall

We have more free movie tickets to share. These tickets are good for Seattle and Portland.

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The film is called WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL, a football movie about the journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL – Screening 08/07/14
Location: AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16
Link to Passes:
Code for Passes: GAMESTANDSSEA
Synopsis: The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.


WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL – Screening 08/07/14

Location: Regal Lloyd Center
Link to Passes:
Code for Passes: GAMESTANDSPDX
Synopsis: The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

Family Fun in New York Thanks to Frito-Lay & Skylanders #GoodFunForAll #AD

The kids and I are off to New York, we’re going to be spending a week there, a week and a day to be exact. The kids have been entered into a modeling and acting competition and have been practicing and preparing for MONTHS. So it’s finally time, and as a family, when it’s over, we’re going to tour New York. I’m not entirely sure what we’re going to do but we’re going to have a very fun family activity thanks to Frito-Lay and Skylanders®. I’m thinking we’re either going to go to the Bronx Zoo or see the Statue of Liberty and we’re going to have fun photo adventures with the Skylanders character that is being sent to our hotel directly. We are super excited.

In June, fans 13 and older were asked to vote for their favorite character to help select the winning hero to be featured in the upcoming Skylanders® Trap Team™ game, slated for release in North America on October 5,2014. Voting closed on June 13, 2014 and the winner will be revealed later this year. You can pre-order Skylanders® Trap Team™ by visiting


While we wait for the winner to be revealed, Frito-Lay is offer two new exciting Skylanders® promotions. Now through September 5, you have the chance to win 1 Fire Bone Hot Dog figure for every 15 minutes of the promotion. Yes, you heard that right! For every 15 minutes during the promotion, a fan will win the exclusive toy! All you have to do is download a free app called Blippar. Using this app on your smart phone or tablet- scan the back of a specially marked Skylanders® Frito-Lay Variety Pack and enter for a chance to win.

That’s not all, you can also enter the Frito-Lay Skylanders® Game Truck sweepstakes until August 15! Simply use the free Blippar mobile app and scan the Skylanders® character on a Frito-Lay Skylanders® in-store display. More info at

Download the app for each device:

iPhone download

Android download


So run out and get your specially-marked Frito-Lay Classic Mix and Flavor Mix 20-count variety packs and use the Blippar app to scan the back of either of these packs with for a chance to win a Hot Dog Fire Bone figure. And after you participate in either of the promotions, you’ll receive a coupon for $5-off  Skylanders® SWAP ForceTM Starter Packs and a $1-off coupon for Skylanders® SWAP Force™ Single Toy. Supplies of these coupons are limited, so enter to receive them before they’re gone! You can also enjoy really fun Skylanders® content for you and your family when you use the app to scan the Skylanders® character on the Frito-Lay Skylanders® in-store displays!

Enter to Win:

Two (2) Frito-Lay Multipacks (Skylanders® Branded), one (1) Exclusive Fire Bone Hot Dog, one (1) Skylanders® backpack, 1 Skylanders® lunch bag, provided by Frito-Lay(Estimated $50 value)

To Enter:

Tell me what your favorite activity to do together as a family is?

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This is a sponsored post by Frito-Lay. All opinions are 100% my own.

Pear Quinoa Muffins With Truvia Baking Blend

I am a Truvia Brand ambassador and compensated for my time, opinions are always my own.

Substituting Truvia in the place of sugar in recipes is a great place to start. Truvia baking blend is designed for easy, at-home baking, and is a blend of Truvia® natural sweetener and sugar. Truvia® Baking Blend provides sugar-like taste and texture in recipes, but with 75% fewer calories and twice the amount of sweetness than sugar. Truvia® Baking Blend is available at retail stores nationwide in a 1.5 pound bag with a closeable, easy-to-use pour spout. I love how easy it is to store and pour.


Whole Wheat Apple Pear Muffins


2 eggs
1 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cinnamon applesauce 
4 cups diced unpeeled pears
3/4 cup quinoa
3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup Truvia Baking Blend
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1 teaspoon ground cloves 
1 teaspoon ground allspice


1 Whisk together eggs, milk, and apple sauce until completely blended.
2 Stir in diced fruit.
3 Combine remaining ingredients in separate bowl.
4 Add dry to wet ingredients and stir just until blended.
5 Let batter sit for 15-20 minutes
6 Divide batter into greased muffin cups and bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown on top.

Then Enjoy!

After School Snacking with Miles & Zoe #AfterSchoolSnacks #CollectiveBias #Shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.


I don’t quite remember being as young as Miles and Zoe are now. I have a few memories and one of them was that I was at my grandmother’s house after school and I was always hungry. She loved to take care of me and would put on cartoons and make me a great snack. Being a stay at home mom I’m able to make snacks for my kids after school all by myself; not that I always have time to cook, because I don’t. Sometimes I just need something quick and easy and satisfying to them.

Bagel Bites After School Snacks

With Walmart, Bagel Bites and Delimex after school snacks are as easy as can be. Bagel Bites and Delimex are great options as a quick and easy after school snack for kids of all ages with a focus on real and high quality ingredients. Bagel Bites are made with real cheese and homemade sauce with 0g trans fat.

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I headed to my local Walmart to purchase Bagel Bites and Delimex (found in the freezer section) to have something ready for the kids in time for after camp. School is just around the corner, but for now we are still in summer camp. I’m a Stay at Home Mom that works so I need that time during the day and Walmart, Bagel Bites and Delimex save me all kinds of time and give me a snack that I love to eat myself.

taquitosThe Delimex taquitos were often dinner when my mom and I would have movie nights. So they bring back fond memories, and these smiles on the kids faces sure do make me really happy too.

zoe enjoyingMiles enjoying


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Bagel Bites and  Delimex

    Use the Hashtags: #AfterSchoolSnacks #CollectiveBias #Shop

And find great recipes at like these Taco Bites. YUM!


Join Us July 31St #BalanceShapeUp Twitter Chat 3pm EST #Spon With Balance Bars

I received samples to participate in the Balance Shape Up challenge, the opinions are my own.

Balance Bars are full of protein and a great snack or meal replacement while you are working out. I went to Walmart to get some Balance Bars for my trip that I’m going on this week. It’s nice to have food in my purse when I have no idea when the next meal will be. I wanted to get the Cookie Dough flavor because everyone has been saying just how good it is, I couldn’t find it at my Walmart, but I did find Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Peanut. So I purchased those to flavors and filled up my purse.


The challenge is for me to eat healthier and have fun this summer shaping up. I wasn’t able to start at the same time they did, but that’s the best thing about changing your habits. You can change them at any time. All you have to do is make a difference and the Balance Bar Facebook page has lots of tips to get you started.


So follow along on Balance Bar’s Facebook for fun Summer Shape Up workouts and healthy living tips!  You should also follow along with #BalanceShapeUp and @BalanceBar to ask personal trainer Holly Del Rosso any of your summer fitness and nutrition questions and join us for the twitter party on the 31st at 3PM EST.

We’ll be checking in on the twitter party and look forward to chatting and getting back into shape. I was doing really well and then went on vacation, now we’re back and the scale was very unkind to me this morning. SO I’m dedicated to getting back on track and Balance Bar Shape Up Challenge is just the way to do it.

Free Movie Tickets to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #TMNTmovie

We have free tickets to The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and we’re giving them away here. This is for the screening in Seattle. The movie releases everywhere August 8th.


Location: Lincoln Square Cinemas

Link to Passes:

Code for Passes: W07ZN9

The city needs heroes.  Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians.  The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.


Summer Mornings with Netflix #StreamTeam

I’m a Netflix ambassador and receive a monthly service, all opinions are my own.

Zoe and Miles do not get to watch very much TV I keep them really busy. However, on Saturday mornings so that their dad and I can sleep in I will do downstaris and log them into Netflix. I love how they can each have their own login. If Zoe is awake first then they will watch some LEGO girls or some princess show, but if Miles is awake first it’s Power Rangers all morning. In fact, I had no idea they had so many different kinds of Power Rangers. I can’t believe they are still making Power Rangers. Power Rangers started when I was about their age.


Power Rangers is a long-running American entertainment and merchandising franchise built around a live action children’s television series featuring teams of costumed heroes. Produced first by Saban Entertainment, later by BVS Entertainment, and currently by SCG Power Rangers LLC, the television series takes much of its footage from the Japanese tokusatsu Super Sentai, produced by Toei Company.[2] Its first entry, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, debuted on August 28, 1993, and helped launch the Fox Kids programming block of the 1990s, during which it catapulted into popular culture along with a line of action figures and other toys by Bandai.[3]

It’s just one of those things you never expect that “your” kids will get into. At least that’s how it was for me. The three favorites they are watching on Netflix are, Power Rangers Mystic Force, Power Rangers Dino Thunder (which Zoe will protest every time yet she’s glued to the TV) and Power Rangers Samurai. I actually like watching the Mystic Force but the others I get tired of very quickly.

Anyway, this summer I’m very grateful to Netflix for letting me sleep in while my kids still choose to get up at the crack of dawn.

The Best 20 Sandwich Recipes Around

It’s summertime and sandwiches are a go to meal for us and they don’t have to be boring. We surfed the web and found these 20 amazing sandwich recipes and wanted to share them with you.

20 sandwich recipes

1. Gut Buster Fish Sandwich Recipe

2. Eggplant Parmesan Panini

3. Rosemary & Roasted Garlic Chicken Wrap

4. Bacon, Egg, Cheese and Avocado Sandwich

5. French Dips

6. Applebees Clubhouse Grille Sandwich Recipe

7. Chicken Salad Recipe with Grapes

8. Loaded Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich

9. Italian Sausage and Pepper Sandwich

10. Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches with Herb Ricotta

11. Southwest Chicken Sandwich

12. Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches From Scratch

13. Mock Fish Sandwich

14. Chickpea Burgers with Mango Chutney Honey Mustard

15. Turkey, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Mozzarella Panini Sandwich

16. Roasted Pepper & Meatball Sandwich

17. Turkey and Brie with Apricot

18. Roasted Garlic & Peppers Grilled Cheese Sandwich

19. Apple Cheddar And Pancetta Panini Recipe

20. YUMMY Cucumber Sandwiches

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer

Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon.  Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.  Now it’s going to be a MOVIE and here is the trailer:


Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. 

Joining Dornan and Johnson in the cast are Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian’s mother; Rita Ora as Mia, Christian’s sister; Max Martini as Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard; Callum Keith Rennie as Ray, Anastasia’s stepfather; Jennifer Ehle as Carla, Anastasia’s mother; and Dylan Neal as Bob, Carla’s husband.    

Fifty Shades of Grey is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E L James, the creator of the series.  The screenplay for the film is by Kelly Marcel.

Inside Planes Fire and Rescue’s Park Piston Peak

I actually got to visit Planes Fire & Rescue’s park. You know, when Disney makes a movie, they create a work place that represents the movie they are working on. Filmmakers knew that the backdrop for “Planes: Fire & Rescue” would have to be vast—the main characters can cover a lot of miles in a single scene—and they wanted it to be lush and scenic.


So, they reasoned, why not build our own national park? And it’s behind those doors.  They even created a map for us to use so we don’t get lost while we were inside Piston Peak National Park.

PF_131Piston Peak National Park comes with a host of landmarks—all designed for a world inhabited by assorted vehicles. “We added a lot of aircraft motifs,” says art director Toby Wilson. “We incorporated items like rotor blades and tail fins throughout the set.”

Of course, our Piston Peak National Park was a smaller version but does give you the idea of what the campgrounds and Ranger Station would look like. I just loved this interactive National Park learning station they created.


It included the Sights and Sounds


And a description of all the heroes in the forest. PF_130

And of course there was information on the local wildlife.



To raise the stakes, filmmakers decided on a valley environment that would prove challenging for the high-flying characters. Bigger than the Grand Canyon, Piston Peak measures 12 miles long and four miles wide. “It was hard to have a bad shot in the film,” says Dustin Mackay, previs/layout artist. “The landscape was beautiful and contained. It was a real treat from a cinematic point of view.”


Then the gift shop included post cards. You have to have post cards right?



Piston Peak is the park’s namesake. “We knew the name of the park would mean a piston motif—it’s the iconic shape of the park,” says Wilson.

• La Pariah was inspired by Yosemite’s El Capitan.

• Thunderbolt Bluffs pays homage to WWII Thunderbolt planes.

• Anchor Lake features an anchor-shaped island. “We wanted Piston Peak to be a national park for all vehicles,”  says Wilson. “It’s not just for planes. We pay tribute to all modes of transportation.”

• The Grand Fusel Lodge adopted the iconic shape from the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone, and took additional  cues for building materials from Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel. The Grand Fusel Lodge is loaded with  vehicle motifs.


— Each balcony is a helicopter-landing pad. 
— There are piston-shaped lanterns.
— The front deck overlooks Gasket Geyser. 
— The rugs inside the hotel feature piston and airplane shapes.
— The spa features a mitter curtain
—long strips of fabric that hang in automated car washes. 
— The chandeliers are wagon wheels with headlights.
— The fireplace features the grill of an automobile. 
— The steam-powered clock is shaped like a gear.

• Augerin Canyon was named for the danger it represented to the air attack team. “Auger in” means to crash a  plane into the ground—so it was an appropriate name for the box canyon-like formation that is nearly  impossible to navigate. “It serves as our obstacle course for the park,” says Wilson.