The Real Cost Of Tobacco – Why You Should #ShopTobaccoFree

This is a sponsored post by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. As always, opinions are 100% my own. When I was younger I remember seeing so many people around me smoke.  Growing up all I heard was “I need to quit smoking. They cost too darn much. If they keep raising the prices, I am going quit”. That was back when cigarettes were under $2 a pack. Unfortunately some  of those same people are still smoking and cigarettes are well over $7 a pack. Back than, everyone was not aware of the cost of tobacco. I am not just talking about the financial cost but the impact on your health. Tobacco is the only consumer product that kills when used as intended, tying in the real cost of tobacco – 480,000 lives and $289 Continue Reading »

Join Zazzle For 30 Days of Giveaways!

1stopmom was provided with a promotional gift for sharing this giveaway information. Zazzle is a marketplace where you can custom design nearly anything-from phone cases to watches. It is a place where you can really let your creative juices flow and customize products to fit your needs. From January 26, 2015 through February 21, 2015 join in on the fun during the 30 Days of Maker Giveaways Event. Each day a product will be featured from one of Zazzle’s special makers. Every day you can enter for a chance to win the daily Sweepstakes prize.  With each daily entry you will receive an email the following day for 30% off the previous day’s product.  Plus each day you enter, you’ll get an additional chance to win the Sweepstakes Grand Prize, Continue Reading »

Maya The Bee Movie Trailer

Shout! Factory Kids and Studio Movie Grill invite families and kids to discover the enchanting story of a little bee named Maya and join her on an exciting voyage of fantastical fun and self-discovery when “Maya the Bee Movie” debuts in select U.S. theaters for a limited engagement beginning March 8, 2015. “Maya is a little bee with a big heart. She dreams of an exciting life of freedom, fun and adventure – the world is simply far too interesting to stay inside a hive! Her funny attempts to fit in bring her into trouble with the Queen’s narrow-minded royal advisor, Buzzlina. With her best friend Willy, Maya buzzes out into the meadow on an exhilarating adventure of self-discovery.  While most bees believe that other insects should be feared, Maya can’t help but Continue Reading »

Lasagna Made Easy With Red Gold Giveaway

It is time for the 2nd Annual “Red Gold Simple Gourmet Lasagna Party”. Red Gold and Laura’s Lean Beef are hosting this party that runs from January 13 through February 3 on Facebook. Laura’s Lean Beef is a Kentucky based company that produces lean, natural beef from cattle that are humanely raised without hormones and fed a natural die of grass and grain.  And just like Red Gold they are a family run company. Red Gold will be giving away 750 aprons and 6 Gourmet Lasagna Party Prize Pack which includes: a Le Creuset Lasagna pan, Red Gold spatula, Garfield Toy, coupons and an apron. I have been making lasagna for my family for years and I know the first step to making a delicious pan of lasagna is having good base Continue Reading »

Saturday Sharing: Giveaways With Linky

I wanted a place to share giveaways that catch my eye in a somewhat organized manner. Something I can refer back to when needed. It also helps when someone wants to find various giveaways to enter. When family and friends want to enter giveaways, I just direct them here. So welcome to this week’s edition of Saturday Sharing. I like to enter giveaways and here is a list of my finds for the week. Thrifty Nifty Mommy: Ambajam Cuddle Blanket ends 1/25 Born 2 Impress: Super Big Boggle, Jenga Go and Throw and Twister Games end 1/22 My Fab Fit Forties: Dana Buchman Necklace and Earring set ends 1/19 Life With Boys: Simply Juice Prize Pack ends 1/12 Here We Go Again: Krusteaz Gluten Free Baking Set ends 1/14 Mommy’s Continue Reading »

Celebrate National Bubble Bath Day With Mr. Bubble!

Mr. Bubble has been around for over 50 years. I remember using it when I was younger and I carried on the bathtime tradition of having lots of bubbles with my own kids. They loved it as much as I did. The Mr. Bubbles product line has grown from just being a powdered formula to 3-in-1 body wash, shampoo and conditioner and fizzy bubble bombs. Today is National Bubble Bath Day and Mr. Bubble is celebrating all day. The #BubbleBathDay fun will be at the Mr. Bubble website and all of his social media sites. There will be a coloring contest, e-cards that can be personalized and all day product giveaways that include adult and kid sized t-shirts, a Mr. Bubble retro washcloth, Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath and other party favors. The giveaways Continue Reading »

Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Battle for the Book Activity Sheets

 When Wendy’s special Storybook is stolen by Captain Hook, Jake and his mates go to London to help Peter Pan’s friend (from the classic movie Peter Pan).  The longer the book is out of Wendy’s hands, the more she and her brothers (John and Michael) forget about their past adventures on Never Land.  The battle for the book continues in Never Land, where Hook plans to destroy the book and its stories in the legendary Ring of Blue Fire.  It’s up to our young heroes to save Wendy’s Storybook and the Story of Peter Pan! Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Battle for the Book is now available on DVD from Disney. Extend the fun for your kids with these activity sheets: