Sylvania – Incandescent Light Ban

With her red wagon in tow, 8-year old Jill uses her lighting smarts to talk some sense into her parents, who are still using (far too many) traditional incandescent light bulbs in their home. Watch the intervention go down to see how Jill helps her family save money, time and energy with the three alternative lighting choices available to them. Learn more about the lighting choices available to you at Sylvania.

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March 15, 2014 – 1:30 PM - | Posted in promotions | No Comments »

Snickers Movie Prize Pack Giveaway


Hunger pains! We’ve all had them, and it’s something that can make even the best of us feel like a raging maniac from time to time, let’s face it, You’re Not You When You’re Hungry! Once that sudden burst of hunger hits us, we can become Godzilla at times!
Check out the new Snickers commercial! Only SNICKERS – and its delicious blend of chocolate, peanuts, caramel and nougat – can provide #MONSTERSATISFACTION and tame the savage beast!

To celebrate the release of the new Snickers “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” commercial, Snickers wants to hear about your most satisfying movie experience. So tweet with the #MONSTERSATISFACTION hashtag about that incredible first date, or the first time you saw your favorite movie of all time on the big screen.

One lucky reader from my blog will win a Snickers Movie Prize Pack that includes a $15 Fandango gift card and 5 Snickers bars!
To enter, simply use the Giveaway Tools widget below, and make sure to do the mandatory entry for all of your entries to be valid!

This post is sponsored by Snickers Brand. Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Snickers Movie Prize Pack containing 5 Snickers Bars and 1 $15 Fandango Gift Card 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. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
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March 13, 2014 – 12:07 PM - | Posted in Giveaways | 145 Comments »

Monster Trucks, Not My Thing, Or Is It???


This past weekend, my family and I were invited to check out Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam at the Huntington Center in Toledo. Not really my thing honestly, but I figured why not, it would be fun for the girls. We’ll fun for my oldest daughter who was thrilled, my youngest, not so much, the girly girl didn’t want to show any excitement about heading to a monster truck show.


Truth be told, my daughters and hubby have been to a Monster Jam show before, I have not, and honestly never really had the 20140307_163653urge to go. How fun would it be to watch a bunch of monster trucks crashing, crushing cars, jumping hills. Not my idea of fun, or so I had once thought!

We had the fun opportunity to get right down and dirty with the monster trucks as we were invited to a special pizza party in the pit before the show. Adorned with tables, chairs, pizza, veggies, cookies and refreshments, along with goodies for the kiddos, we were on the floor, with two giant monster trucks (Grave Digger and Dragon’s Breath). My oldest daughter was in heaven! She fell instantly in love with Dragon’s Breath as she’s a big lover of dragons and reptiles. My youngest daughter sat at the table with her coat on. Not thrilled. Until a little later when we found this going on….


PicMonkey CollageYes, that’s her, miss girly girl getting down and dirty in the dirt, having the time of her life! Mingling with the other kids, making friends as they tried to dig to the ice under the dirt (or so they thought ice was under there). Once we all had something to eat, took some photos and played around in the dirt, we got to meet the Monster Jam drivers, and get autographs, it was such a fun time before the show and a great experience!

Time came pretty quickly as we left the pit and were off to find our seats, at this point I had asked my daughters if they had fun down in the pit, and to my surprise BOTH of them said yes, and I’ll be honest, I had quite the time myself! The show was about to start, ear plugs were put in our ears, and the trucks were right beneath us, once they started up, the diesel fumes were a nice touch (yuck) but we could bare with it as we tucked our noses under our shirts for a bit.

Seeing these HUGE monster trucks, crushing cars, flipping over (Grave Digger did this twice) and jumping hills was in fact FUN! I actually surprised myself and had a GREAT time! It’s not something you see everyday, not something you get to experience a lot, even the dirt bike tricks and motorcycles were a hit with us. My family and the others in attendance seemed to have a great time. It was quite the amazing event! Beyond the noise and the fumes, the merchandise was unbelievable, and although I never thought I’d be a Monster Jam fan myself, I almost bought myself a Grave Digger hat! Believe that!

Would I recommend checking out Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam when it comes to your city? Would I recommend checking it out once it comes back to Toledo? ABSOLUTELY!  

To find dates, and more information visit

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March 12, 2014 – 11:06 PM - | Posted in Reviews | No Comments »

Veronica Mars DVD Giveaway


Following a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign that ended on April 12, 2013, Veronica Mars was shot over 23 days during June-July 2013. It will be released in selected theaters nationwide on March 14th, 2014.

On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don’t seem right with how Logan’s case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.

See it In Theaters MARCH 14 or Pre-order on DIGITAL HD. For more information on the Veronica Mars Movie visit the website or follow @veronicamars on Twitter.

Check out the The Veronica Mars Blog App where you can have fun with Veronica Mars: Purity Test Marshmallow Super-fan Trivia – Think you know all there is to know about Neptune, California? Test your Veronica Mars knowledge with all 3 levels of super-fan trivia and find out if you are the ultimate Marshmallow!

Enter to win your own Veronica Mars DVD. All you have to do is enter via the Giveaway Tools widget below, make sure to do the mandatory entry for all of your entries to be valid.

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Veronica Mars DVD 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. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. **All prize packs will ship after the DVD release date ETA May 2014.
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March 12, 2014 – 9:34 PM - | Posted in Giveaways | 50 Comments »

Is It Time To Jump Into Schooling for your Dream Career?


A lot of my friends are heading back to school right now. With our kids getting older we’re able to take back our own time and do certified-nurses-assistantsomething we would love to do. I’ve even thought about going back myself, but for me, I’m just too busy right now and don’t think it’s the right time, or I’d have the focus I should. However, I do have a few friends that have gone back to school to be CNA’s or a nurse and they are loving it! It’s tough, but they’re getting through it.

A great place to get started if you are looking to become a Certified Nursing Assistant is to visit Visiting this website can help you get started on your journey by finding a class for you in your own area.

You can also take CNA classes online which can help you out by allowing you flexibility and the ability to take classes around your schedule. For those with kids I know this is a huge bonus!

FindCNAClasses can help you learn about the different programs and what you would be looking forward to learning, as well as telling you about the different schools available near you that you’re able to enroll in.

There’s always a need in the medical field, so if you were even thinking about being a CNA head over and take a look, even if you’re not ready just yet, when the time is right you’ll be a step ahead of yourself!

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February 22, 2014 – 12:38 PM - | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »
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