Stop in this weekend at your local Souplantation or Sweet Tomatoes and try their seasonal side dishes and desserts. Try their Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with apples, cranberries and walnuts or Sweet Potato Maple Cream Bake or Creamy Pumpkin Bisque or Warm Autumn Pumpkin Cobbler with Walnuts and Whipped Topping all new for the season. After you give them a try consider this, if you pre-order any 2 Savory Sides or Desserts to have for your Thanksgiving dinner you will receive a 2 pound bucket of house-made Chocolate Chip or Sugar Cookie dough when you pick up you order on Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Now this pre-order deal is only good if you dine in at one of the restaurants this weekend Nov 11-13, but hey here is a way to have a great meal without cooking and get some help with your Thanksgiving dinner. Sounds like a winner either way. What could make this better you ask. Well how about some coupons? Just click on the link and print your coupons. Hope to see you there. I know I will be trying those yummy sounding dishes.
Dell Computer is giving 250 PC's to military men and women between now and Veterans Day November 11. They are also contributing a donation of $50,000 to the USO and another $50,000 to Mission Service.
Dell is asking for your help in this project. They would like you to nominate a military man or woman that needs help staying connected with their loved ones. Just go to Dell's Military Friends and Family page and nominate your special military person. Or if you are in the military you can nominate yourself.
Dell has also added some incentive for you to participate. They will give you a $50 off coupon towards a qualifying system purchase of $599 or over. Please take the time to nominate someone. Remember these military men and women are far away from their loved one and they are protecting you.
Disclaimer: I received nothing for this post. I received this information from Dell in an email and wanted to pass it on.
This fall in partnership with Universal Pictures, ZhuZhu Pets brings the magical Zhu-niverse to life in a 3-D stereoscopic animation. The feature-length film will star the four original ZhuZhu Pet characters - Pipsqueak, Mr Squiggles, NumNums and Chunk. Just watch the trailer to get an idea how cute this film will be.
The "Quest for Zhu" is an adventurous, heartwarming and heroic tale that of us Zhu-natics of all ages are sure to love. Keep you eyes open for "Quest for Zhu" debuting in the Fall of 2011 in a theater near you. I know I will.
Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post. However I will be entered into a drawing for a Zhu-niverse prize pack and DVD
First let me say that I am a die-hard old country music fan. That said I recently had the opportunity through the One2One Network to listen to Yanni's new Truth of Touch album. I have to say I really liked it. In several songs there was a subtle Spanish beat that I found my head bobbing along with. I did listen to Truth of Touch while I was working and found that it has a very calming non intrusive quality. All of the songs are easy listening and it is hard to pick a favorite, but I think I liked "Flash of Color" best. It is one of the one's that I though had the Spanish beat. Truth of Touch is available now at many of your favorite music stores. I give this album 2 thumbs up. Yanni explained this about the new material."I work with the rhythms in this album. There is a beautiful complexity in these rhythms, a new sound design. I think the melodic content is very strong and very memorable. I was having fun with this album and that's going to become apparent" On March 22 Yanni launched a 40-date tour across the US. Just click here to see if he is coming to a city near you. The tour will take him to theaters in major cities including Radio City Music Hall in New York City and the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now for the Texas shows in El Paso 5/17, Houston 5/19, Grand Prairie 5/20, McAllen 5/21 and San Antonio 5/22.
Disclaimer: I received a download version of Truth of Touch from the One2One Network to review and express my opinion about the album. I received no compensation for my views. I will be entered into a gift card giveaway for my participation.
How would you like to be able to hold on to a piece of your military loved one even if they are deployed? Yes really. Well with Military Handbags.com you can. It is a site that takes a set of fatigues and turns them into a handbag or accessory so you can literally keep a piece of your loved one close while they are so far away.
HOW DOES IT WORK 5 EASY STEPS
1.Browse through Our Handbags or Our Accessories to select a creation.
2.Customize and embellish your creation!
3.Mail your fatigues to xxxxxxxxxxxxx : We usually can make 2 handbags with one jacket or pant. If you order accessories with your handbags extra fatigues are not necessary.
Consult our "Celebrate End of Postage Fees" Section for shipping instruction!!!
4.Relax while our team cuts, sews and hand finishes each handbag, here in the USA, with the utmost attention to details, care and passion. Our goal is to ship it within three weeks.
5.Enjoy while supporting a GREAT cause! (this information is taken directly from their site)
I received nothing for this post. I just think it is a fabulous site that is doing what it can to help us keep our service men and women close to our hearts.I would also like to thank all of the service men and women for putting their lives on the line so I can live my life in freedom.
At one time I would have rather starved than eat yogurt. I'm not really sure why but I wanted nothing to do with yogurt. Then I broke done and tried it. Boy was I wrong about not liking it. It tasted nothing like I expected. There were lots of flavors and for the most part they all tasted really good. Now that I am older I have to be more careful about making sure I get the vitamins I need. I have found a great tasting source for these vitamins with newly reformulated Yoplait Original style Yogurt. With 50 percent of the Daily Value of calcium in a convenient 6 ounce cup, Yoplait Original provides me with an easy and delicious way to get the calcium I need. That same 6 ounce cup also has 50 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin D, which helps with the absorption of calcium. In an effort to further educate women about the importance of maintaining strong, healthy bones through an active lifestyle and a diet rich in calcium, Yoplait is partnering with TV host and celebrity mom Nancy O'Dell on a One Million Cup Giveaway. Visit Yoplait on Facebook to sign up for your free cup and make a personal commitment to meeting your calcium needs each day. You can also enjoy daily calcium tips from Registered Dietitian Katherine Brooking and healthy lifestyle advice from Nancy O'Dell while you are there. Yoplait Original Style is available in the 6oz cup, 4-cup packs and the easy-to-store 8-cup fridge packs in 23 delicious flavors including Strawberry, French Vanilla, Blackberry Pomegranate and my personal favorite Harvest Peach. Click here to get a printable coupon for $0.75 off your purchase of 4 Yoplait Original yoguart cups. OK now for the giveaway Yoplait through MyBlogSpark was kind enough to give me a Yoplait Original yogurt gift pack that includes a VIP* coupon for a free sample of Yoplait Original yogurt, a duffel bag, a speed rope, a water bottle and a sport towel. They have also made an identical gift pack available for one of my very lucky readers. Pretty cool right?
*This coupon offer for Yoplait yogurt is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota and Tennessee.
Mandatory entry As a busy Mom tell me what are your biggest challenges to getting enough calcium in your diet. Extra entries 1) Follow Yoplait on Facebook 2) Follow Yoplait on Twitter 3) Follow my blog as a Google Friend. This counts even if you already are a follower. 4) Follow Me on Twitter 5) Tweet this giveaway using #myblogspark and @Yoplaityogurt. Can be done daily. Just leave a link to your tweet in your comment
This giveaway will end at 11:59PM on Friday 3/25/2001. Any comment that does not have a contact email address in it will be disqualified. The winner will be drawn using Random.org and will have 48 hours to contact me. A new winner will be drawn if there is no response in the required time. Good luck to everyone.
Disclosure: Other than the gift pack and coupon mentioned in this post, I received no compensation for this review. All of the opinions are mine. Your experience may differ.
Growing up we never had Progresso soup. I tried it about 3 years ago and was immediately hooked. I love the home made flavor and the large pieces of veggies and meat. I buy it and take it to work so I have something warm and yummy to eat for lunch. Progresso has 40 delicious flavors with 100 calories or less so it fits right in with that New Years resolution we all make to loose weight and eat healthier.
With this in mind Progresso is excited to announce the return of the "Souper You Debut" contest. From January 3rd through March 16th we can visit Progresso on Facebook to enter the contest. By submitting a 200 or less word essay telling Progresso why you love their 100 calorie or less soups and why you deserve a chance to win a trip to New York. You do need to submit a photo of yourself that visually reinforces the theme of your essay. Not one but three grand prize winners will be awarded a trip to New York City from May 20th-22nd. The prize includes roundtrip airfare, 2 night stay in a NYC hotel, a full makeover, a guided wardrobe shopping spree with a personal consultation at a New York department store and $1000 in spending money. Pretty sweet.
Progresso through MyBlogSpark provided me with a wonderful gift pack that has a yoga mat, a water bottle, a set of aerobic bands, a sport headband and two sport wristbands to help me get a good start on my road to a healthier weight. They also provided another gift pack that includes everything I received plus a VIP coupon for a free can of Progresso soup to giveaway to one of my readers. Don't want to wait to win this giveaway to taste Progresso soup? Go to Progresso on Facebook and download a coupon for $1.00 off 4 cans.
Mandatory entry: Tell me how you would incorporate Progress Soup into your healthy living plan.
Mandatory entry must be made or any extra entries will be disqualified.
Extra Entries 1) Like Progresso on Facebook and leave a comment. 2) Follow my blog. If you are already a follower it still counts just leave a comment. 3) Follow me on Twitter. 4) Tweet about the giveaway. Can be done daily. Must leave link to tweet in comment. 5) Like me on Facebook and leave a comment.
This giveaway will start on Friday 2/11/11 at 12:00AM and end on Monday 2/28/11 at 11:59PM at which time a winner will be chosen using Random.org.
Disclaimer: I was provided the above mentioned gift pack by Progresso through MyBlogSpark. Any opinions and experiences expressed are my own and are in no way influenced by the receipt of the gift pack. Your experiences may vary.
We all love to sneak a peek at the gossip magazines while we wait in the line at the grocery store. Come on now fess up you know you do. Well Clorox is running a "Get the Dirt but Keep it Clean" sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for 2 to Hollywood, CA! Clorox is sharing quick clean-up tips on how to keep fashionable winter whites white, keep flowers fresh longer and how to host a Hollywood-style party.
Want to enjoy those beautiful roses that your sweetie is going to give you for Valentine's Day longer than a celebrity romance? Try this tip. Just add 1/4 teaspoon of Clorox Regular Bleach to each quart of cold water you put in the vase.
Oh no just dropped that chocolate truffle on your new white skirt. What a mess. Try this. Add 3/4 cup of Clorox regular Bleach to the hot water and detergent in your washing machine. It will help get that ugly chocolate stain out.
Want more tips from Clorox Regular Bleach and an opportunity to enter the "Get the Dirt, but Keep it Clean sweepstakes go to www.Clorox.com/GetTheDirt.
I received information from The Clorox Company at no cost to me through the One2One Network.
“THIS IS AMERICAN IDOL” CONTEST TO SEND ONE LUCKY WINNER TO HOLLYWOOD TO APPEAR ON STAGE WITH RYAN SEACREST
In celebration of its much-anticipated 10th season, AMERICAN IDOL will launch IDOL ACROSS AMERICA, a biodiesel-fueled mobile experience tour traveling to 16 cities across the U.S. over a four-week period beginning Wednesday, Jan. 19.
During the mobile tour, visitors who are U.S. residents 15 years of age or older will have the opportunity to record their own take on the “This is AMERICAN IDOL…” introduction made famous by Ryan Seacrest and be entered into a nationwide contest for a chance to win a trip to Hollywood to deliver the famous line on the IDOL stage alongside Ryan! See information below for eligibility, complete rules and more information.
As part of the tour, fans will also have the opportunity to participate in the “Be Your Own Idol” singing experience and pose for photos – which they can pick up online and then upload to their favorite social-networking sites – at the IDOL judges’ table alongside life-size standees of host Ryan Seacrest and judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.
In addition to viewing one-of-a-kind AMERICAN IDOL memorabilia – including framed platinum records, Ryan Seacrest’s suit, Carrie Underwood’s finale dress and David Cook’s guitar – and photos, fans can take a trip down memory lane by watching the special “Welcome Home” documentary that showcases all nine past IDOL winners.
The 10th season of AMERICAN IDOL kicks off with a two-night premiere Wednesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
IDOL ACROSS AMERICA launches at the following locations:
CITY DATE LOCATION Los Angeles, CA Wednesday, Jan. 19 10:00 AM-2:00 PM - Third Street Promenade / Santa Monica Los Angeles, CA Wednesday, Jan. 19 5:00-9:00 PM - LA Live / Downtown Los Angeles San Diego, CA Wednesday, Jan. 26 10:00 AM-2:00 PM - Seaport Village San Diego, CA Wednesday, Jan. 26 6:00 PM-9:00 PM - Gaslamp District CITY DATE San Diego, CA Wednesday, Jan. 26 Phoenix, AZ Friday, Jan. 28 Houston, TX Wednesday, Feb. 2 Dallas, TX Saturday, Feb. 5 Dallas, TX (Superbowl XLV) Sunday, Feb. 6 New Orleans, LA Tuesday, Feb. 8 Birmingham, AL Thursday, Feb. 10 Chicago, IL Sunday, Feb. 13 Nashville, TN Tuesday, Feb. 15 Atlanta, GA Thursday, Feb. 17 Charlotte, NC Friday, Feb. 18 Washington, D.C. Sunday, Feb. 20 Baltimore, MD Tuesday, Feb. 22 Philadelphia, PA Wednesday, Feb. 23 New York, NY Thursday, Feb. 24 New York, NY Friday, Feb. 25 Boston, MA Saturday, Feb. 26
Stay with americanidol.com to follow IDOL ACROSS AMERICA as it makes its way around the country and also for exclusive videos, interviews and photos, as well as special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news.
With over 200 online stores ranging from modern office furniture to cookware to a new bed for Fido CSN Stores has it all. When we were kids we used to get catalogs in the mail and we would spend hours searching for just the right thing to ask for. Now I spend that time online in the CSN stores doing the same thing. There are so many great items that are very reasonably priced it is hard to pick which one to get. I am worse than a kid in a candy store.
Well CSN wants my readers to have a chance to have their day in the "candy store". I have a $15 gift certificate to give one lucky reader.
To win just leave a comment telling me what you would choose from the CSN Stores. Make sure you leave you email address in the comment so I can let you know that you have won.
Want some more chances? 1) become a blog follower 2) tweet about the giveaway (can be done once daily leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet) 3) follow me on Twitter
This giveaway will start on Wednesday 1/26/2011 and end at 11:59 PM on Friday 2/4/2011. Good luck to everyone and happy shopping.
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. All statements are my own opinions. Yours may vary.
" CMT(Country Music TV) is going to premier it's first scripted series "Working Class" on Friday January 28 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT.
Through One2One Network I was able to watch a "sneak preview". I think this show is going to be a real winner. It is funny, has great stars and is a show you can let you youngest children watch without being afraid of what they may see or hear.
The new 12 episode, multi-camera series follows Carli Mitchell (Melissa Peterman), a single mom from a rough and tumble background, trying to give her three kids a better life by moving them to an upscale suburb. She quickly finds that making the transition to “the good life” is harder than she thought. She's unwittingly befriended by her cranky neighbor, Hank (Ed Asner), her only “career” prospect is a glorified deli job at the local grocery store, and the man she falls for not only already has a girlfriend – but he’s also her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian). With her ladies-man brother, Nick (Steve Kazee), to help her out (when he’s not acting like one of the kids himself), Carli faces the challenges of parenting, dating, and making friends in her new community by doing more with less, staying true to herself and approaching each day with a touch of working class.
The complete cast includes: Melissa Peterman – “Carli Mitchell” Ed Asner – “Hank Greziak,” Carli’s neighbor. Steve Kazee – “Nick Garrett,” Carli’s brother. Patrick Fabian – “Rob Parker,” Carli’s boss and love interest. Lachlan Buchahan – “Scott Mitchell,” Carli’s eldest son. Courtney Merritt – “Pam Mitchell,” Carli’s daughter. Cameron Castaneda – “Will Mitchell,” Carli’s youngest son.
The show also plans to feature multiple guest stars such as Reba, David Faustino, Kathy Kinney, Martin Mull, John Schneider, Ryan Stiles, Lesley Ann Warren and CMT's very own Evan Farmer from CMT Top 20 Countdown throughout the season.
Disclaimer I received a link to preview "Working Class" through my membership in the One@One Network. Other than being entered in a giveaway I received no compensation for my opinion.
Hi I am a sister, aunt, daughter and friend. I have not been lucky enough to have someone to share my life with but still I am doing OK. My fur baby is a golden named Amos who doesn't believe he is not human.