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Entries in contest (26)

Thursday
Jul282011

Things Remembered Holiday Photo Contest and Giveaway

You may have just started back to school shopping, but I'm already thinking about the holiday!

Things Remembered has a holiday photo contest going on RIGHT NOW on Facebook where someone will win $200 and their own, cherished photo will be featured in the Things Remembered holiday campaign!

I entered this photo:

This photo was taken during the Twofer's first holiday trip to New York City...a tradition that I had always enjoyed as a child. I was so happy when we finally took them to see The Tree and the angels. It's a childhood memory that now I can share with them.

What photo will you enter into the Things Remembered Contest?

It's easy to enter (took less than 1 minute) and really got me thinking about WHY I love that photo. I'd be thrilled to have Things Remember feature it.

You can enter too. Go to the Things Remembered Facebook page and fill out the entry form and upload a photo. Plus - entering the contest means you are also entered to win Here!

Win a Things Remembered SoHo Gunmetal Frame with Engraving from TwoferMom!

 

One lucky reader will win the frame above with the engraving of your choice so that you can frame your favorite holiday photo! This would make for a great gift (knock Grandma off the list?) but also a special keepsake.

Here's how to enter!

Required: Enter the Things Remembered Facebook contest and leave me a comment telling me you did and your Facebook name

Optional extra entry:  Post a link to this giveaway on Twitter, and / or your own blog and leave a comment with the URL to that blog post or twitter post

Giveaway open to US residents 18 and over and ends 8/3/11. Winner will be notified via email so be sure to include email in the comment form (not in the body).

Good luck and I hope you'll share the story of your photo with me here!

Janine

Disclosure: I received Things Remembered product as a thank you for promoting the contest and hosting a giveaway. All opinions are my own and this post was neither approved nor reviewed prior to being published.

Friday
Nov262010

Disney Tangled Review and Another Fun Giveaway (Update 12/14)

UPDATE: Winner is Lindsay / @middymorsel Congratulations!!

In Disney's new movie 'Tangled' Rapunzel's hair isn't the only thing that's messy.

Last weekend the Twofer and I were able to see a preview of the new Disney movie, 'Tangled' in 3D. We all know the story of Rapunzel and her being trapped in a tower with really, really, really long hair.

What I didn't know (and maybe this is the Disney effect) was the co-depent relationship she had with her mother - or really the woman she thinks is her mother but is really her captor. You see Rapunzel was stolen at birth by an old witch who wanted to remain young forever. Whenever the witch comes in contact with Rapunzel's hair, she gets a boost from a youth serum. Thus, Rapunzel is NEVER allowed outside of the tower for it's "Too Dangerous".

It take Rapunzel 18 long years to rebel and sneak outside when an outlaw, Flynn Rider, shows up at the tower and her 'mother' leaves on a 3-day trip.

Rapunzel makes us laugh with all of her firsts

From the very first time she smacks Flynn Rider with a frying pan to the first time her toes touch the grass, we giggle and smile as Rapunzel takes in the world around her. Flynn tried to get her to chance her mind about their 'deal' but Rapunzel, we learn has found her voice and is now very determined, smart and brave.

Enter to Win a Magical Glow Rapunzel Doll!

 

This Rapunzel doll from TollyTots (value $54.99) has hair that glows when it is brushed - just like Rapunzel did in 'Tangled'! This doll comes with a brush, mirror, shoes and a crown as well.

How to Enter

All you have to do is leave a comment telling who you plan to see the movie, 'Tangled' with! Or, if you saw it, what did you think?

Extra entries (leave a separate comment with URL link for each)

1) If you are on Twitter, post a link to this giveaway and include @Twincident in the post.

2) If you have a blog, including a link to this giveaway in a blog post.

Contest open to US residents 18 and over and ends Friday, December 10 at 11:59pm ET. Winner will be chosen using Random.org and announced within 5 days of contest closing date.

For more information on other Disney items from TollyTots and to find out where to purchase visit TollyTots.com

Can't wait to see what you thought of the movie!

Janine

Disclosure: I saw a preview of 'Tangled' as a guest of Disney and I received a Disney Tangled Magical Glow Rapunzel Doll from TollyTots to giveaway at no charge. All opinions are my own and this post was neither reviewed nor approved prior to being published.

Wednesday
Oct132010

Free Popcorn for National Popcorn Month

The Popcorn Factory wants to encourage you to celebrate Nationa Popcorn Month and they are giving away FREE POPCORN to 31,000 people!

I've reviewed a few Popcorn Factory products here and love the popcorn tins to have on hand during the holidays or to give as gifts.

To get a free Try Me Popcorn Trio which includes cheese, caramel, and jalapeno flavored popcorn, just visit The Popcorn Factory website . Shipping costs do apply ($5.99) but you'll also receive a $10 promo code to use on your next purchase...like a huge tin of your favorite flavor.

Which flavor will you get?

Janine

Disclosure: I received nothing but a press release announcing the free popcorn. I just thought this was a cool offer and wanted my besties (that's you guys) to hear it first!

Friday
Aug272010

Twofer Thumbs Up for Avocados!

Avocado is for Babies

The Twofer have always loved avocados. It was a great first-food for many reasons:

it's portable and doesn't need to be warmed

It's got lots of 'good' fat for brain development plus other healthy vitamins and minerals

I don't mind eating the leftovers (only 50 calories per ounce plus sodium and cholesterol free!)

It was also the very first 3-syllable word the girls could say at nearly 1 year of age. (I swear, ask Grandma! She was there!) They pronounced it: ah-bo-ba-doh

Avocado for Bigger Kids

As the girls have grown they continue to enjoy avocado in guacamole, in salad, and on sandwiches.

One of our family favorites is chicken salad with Old Bay Seasoning (very Maryland) and served with slices of tomato and avocado. The saltiness of Old Bay pairs beautifully with a creamy avocado and a juicy tomato.

image via jronaldlee on Flickr because this is better than any photo I can capture

Old Bay Seasoning isn't just for crabs you know. You can use it with steamed shrimp, on french fries, and in tuna salad too. Here's our recipe for chicken salad with Old Bay to be served with tomato and avocado:

1-2 cups of cooked chicken (boiled, leftover from the grill, rotisserie, or canned)

1/4 cup of chopped celery

1/4 cup of mayo (or to taste)

1 tsp of Old Bay

1/4 tsp pepper

1 hard boiled egg chopped (optional)

Check out the 'Big Hit' Avocado Contest

Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA) held a contest to find great game day recipes and award prizes! You can see the 'hometown' players, the MVP winner (who won $5,000) and get recipes for your next party at the Big Hit contest site.

For more blog posts about The Twofer and food visit:

Let's cut to the crust, shall we?

Caviar vs. Fish Sticks

The Mister's review of Ragu

Janine

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association. Mom Central also sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Monday
Jul122010

Because sometimes I'm 13 again

 

I may or may not have been known to sing Jonas Brothers songs to myself on occasion.

I may, or may not have been caught watching DTV shows (that's Disney TV, not digital TV) without a child in sight.

I may or may not have totally rocked a Demi Lovato song on Wii Sing It: Disney Sing It Pop Hits

And now I may or may not have agreed to write about the Teen Choice Awards and Invisalign Teen's "Straight to Stardom Sweepstakes" in the hopes of someone I know winning and bringing me along. 

Because, you know, sometimes I'm a 13 year old trapped in a 30-something, minivan driving body.

Win a VIP trip for 4 (3 including me) to the TEEN CHOICE 2010

Invisalign Teen has partnered with FOX as a sponsor for the TEEN CHOICE awards where fans ages 13-19 vote once a day for their favorite nominees for the annual awards. This year's ceremony, that I may or may not be watch, will air Monday, August 9th at 8:00pm.

Here are the details of the Straight to Stardom Sweepstakes according to the release:

Invisalign Teen is proud to be working with FOX as a sponsor of TEEN CHOICE 2010 and will be presenting the "Choice Smile Award" during the show. As an extension of its relationship, Invisalign Teen has launched the Straight to Stardom Sweepstakes with a grand prize VIP package for four to TEEN CHOICE 2010 in Los Angeles and other prizes. 

Invisalign Teen Straight to Stardom Sweepstakes
Invisalign Teen is hosting Straight to Stardom sweepstakes.  The winner will receive a VIP trip for 4 to the Teen Choice Awards 2010!

The grand prize includes:    

  • Trip for 4 to attend Teen Choice 2010, including air, hotel, and transportation     
  • 4 Post-Show VIP Party Tickets    
  • 2 Flip Cameras

Runner up prizes include:

  • iPad
  • Laptop computer
  • 3 iPod touch mobile digital devices
  • Authentic Teen Choice 2010 surfboard

Total Approximate Retail Value of all prizing is $10,000.00
Deadline to Enter: July 11, 2010


This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of all 50 United States (not including territories and possessions) and the District of Columbia. Entrants must be aged 14 and older for entry. You may enter ONLINE DAILY by visiting the Invisalign “Teen Choice 2010” Sweepstakes page at http://invisalignteen.com/teenchoice completing all information requested on the entry form and clicking on the “submit” button to complete the entry process. ALL ONLINE ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 PM (EDT) ON July 11, 2010.

Now I'm off to wrestle up some friends with teens to enter...

Janine

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post and I received a $25 gift card from Invisalign as a thank you for spreading the word about the sweepstakes. All opinions expressed here are my own and this post was neither reviewed nor approved prior to publishing.