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Monday, May 30, 2011

Spring Follower Giveaway Tour Is Coming!

                                   Spring Follower Giveaway Tour

Do you have an iPad2?

Not in your budget right now?

Would you like to win one?

What would you do with some extra cash?

Don't miss the Spring Follower Giveaway Tour!

You could win one of these amazing prizes!

Grand Prize: iPad 2

Second Prize: $500 Cash

Third Prize: $350 Cash

Fourth Prize: $150 Cash

It's easy to enter!

The Follower Giveaway Tour is a huge cash giveaway event hosted by Simply Stacie, Little Yayas, My Wee View and Kelly’s Lucky You.

Each quarter, the hosts and partnering bloggers contribute $50 towards a cash prize – the total prize is determined by the number of bloggers. This quarter, we’ve added a sponsor, Joe Shopping, who donated an iPad 2.

The first entry will be earned by following us with google friend connect and/or joining Joe Shopping. That's it - simple, easy, and "WOW", what a prize! Keep reading, there will be more opportunities to enter as the giveaway continues.

Start following the participating blogs today.

When the giveaway starts on June 6th, you'll have a headstart!

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bring Him Home~A Song For Sunday


This is a song that I’ve sung with our Box Elder Symphonic Choir. We’ve sung it in lots of patriotic concerts. I wanted to share it with you for Memorial Day. I like it best sung my Colm Wilkinson.

What a song. What a singer. From reverence and trust and faith, to passion, boldness, meekness, nostalgia and regret, pity,  courage,  the most utter desperation; to selfless love and through it all, the most exquisite and gentlest tenderness. Amazing. Colm Wilkinson has passion and incredible emotion in the way he does this song. He's begging God to help and offering himself up in exchange.

Bring Him Home Lyrics, from Les Miserables

(Valjean is standing over Marius at the barricade)

God on high
Hear my prayer
In my need
You have always been there
He is young
He's afraid
Let him rest
Heaven blessed.
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.

He's like the son I might have known
If God had granted me a son.
The summers die
One by one
How soon they fly
On and on
And I am old
And will be gone.

Bring him peace
Bring him joy
He is young
He is only a boy

You can take
You can give
Let him be
Let him live
If I die, let me die
Let him live
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Transformers: Beast Wars- Season One coming to DVD!


Who here remembers Trandformers: Beast Wars? This show came out in 1996 and is now celebrating it's 15 year anniversary by coming out on DVD on June 7, 2011.

Transformers:Beast Wars Season 1 will feature all 26 episodes and exciting new bonus content on a 4 DVD set.  The complete Transformers:Beast Wars Collectors Edition Box Set will also be available on June 7, 2011 and you can pre-order now! The box set will contain all 52 episodes with bonus content.

I had the privilege to review Transformers: Beast Wars Season. My hubby and Chauncey sat down to watch it, and they really enjoyed it. This is a really great family DVD set and is great for a rainy day inside like today.

Featuring All 26 Episodes and Exciting Bonus Content in a 4-DVD Set
Featuring 8-DVDs, All 52 Action-Packed Episodes, New Bonus Content,
Collectible 24-Page Comic Book and Much More!
When the descendants of the treacherous Decepticons — now known as PREDACONS — land on a mysterious planet in search of a powerful fuel known as Energon, it’s up to Optimus Primal and the heroic Maximals to stop them before they conquer the universe!
Bonus Features Include:
* Maximize! Creating A New Breed of TRANSFORMER
* Art gallery
* Original character models

~I received a product sample in order to write my review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed are mine.

Yo Gabba Gabba!: Circus DVD Review


Do your kids love Yo Gabba Gabba?   If you do then you’re in luck because on June 14, 2011 Nickelodeon will be releasing a new DVD called “Yo Gabba Gabba: Circus”. The DVD includes four episodes, including one that has never been seen before! Special guests featured in these episodes include Weird Al Yankovic, Sarah Silverman and Fred Armisen!

The little ones that I babysit really enjoyed watching this movie. It entertained them for quite a while.

Here are the episodes included on the DVD:


Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee and Plex help Al the Ringmaster (Weird Al Yankovic) make a circus in Gabba Land! Brobee learns to be a clown and everyone gets to perform. The episode also features Sarah Silverman.

Treasure Hunt:

Two special guests (Fred Armisen and Charlyne Yi) travel to Gabbaland to search for hidden treasure. As everyone joins in the search, they all do a special dance in the secret ice cave.


Brobee and friends go on a hot air balloon ride and meet new friend Sparkles.


All the Gabba characters learn different ways to have fun, learn to eat healthy portions and how to use their bodies to dance and make music.

My son like Yo Gabba Gabba because DJ Lance is fun and the characters are colorful.  I like Yo Gabba Gabba because it actually attempts to teach little kids lessons (like the importance of eating healthy in “Fun”).  But with my son, those lessons go right over his head for now.  He’s still little, though.  If your kids like Yo Gabba Gabba, check out this DVD.  It’s a nice one to have in your collection, especially if you’re a fan.

Yo Gabba Gabba!:  Circus is 96 minutes in length and it will be available online and at stores nationwide starting June 14th!

~I received a product sample in order to write my review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed are mine.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Heroes of Bikini Bottom DVD Review


SpongeBob swings into superhero mode with an all-new eight-episode DVD: SpongeBob SquarePants: Heroes of Bikini Bottom, including the special episode, “Back to the Past,” guest starring Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway and Batman’s Adam West and Burt Ward. A great addition to any SpongeBob collection, this DVD features animated shorts and a bonus episode of the hit Nickelodeon animated comedy series, T.U.F.F. Puppy.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Heroes of Bikini Bottom Episode Synopses:

“Back to the Past”
SpongeBob and Patrick travel back in time to see the young Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.

“The Bad Guy Club for Villains”
SpongeBob and Patrick watch Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy fight bad guys.

“Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful”
SpongeBob “helps” Squidward clean up the city of Bikini Bottom.

“A Pal for Gary”
SpongeBob brings Gary a pet that terrorizes him.

“Yours, Mine and Mine”
SpongeBob and Patrick buy a toy and have to learn how to share.

“Kracked Krabs”
SpongeBob goes with Mr. Krabs to the Cheapest Crab Convention.

“A Day Without Tears”
Squidward bets SpongeBob that he cannot go a day without crying.

“Summer Job”
Mrs. Puff has to work at the Krusty Krab during her summer break.

Ok, so you’re never to old to enjoy Spongebob! My kids, 15 and 13 sat down and watched it and yes, they were laughing and enjoying it! If you like Spongebob, this new DVD is a great one to add to your collection!

Spongebob Squarepants:  Heroes of Bikini Bottom runs for 88 minutes and will be available online and at stores nationwide starting on June 14th!

~I received a product sample in order to write my review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed are mine.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Joplin Missouri Aid Support


The employees at Gourmet Gift Baskets are determined to help Joplin in the wake of the tragedy on Monday.  In fact, we banded together to create a super-sized gift basket which will be delivered to relief workers today in Joplin Missouri.  image

I want to thank Gourmet Gift Baskets for sending along this information on how to help the people in Joplin Missouri. 

Below are some ways to help that you can pass along:

Food Bank Donations

American Red Cross