5/23/2011

$25 Publix Gift Card Winner



Great Deals on Great Meals: Publix $25 Gift Card Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Danielle of FL. $25 Publix Gift Card

Thank you all for participating in this contest.

~GAhome2mom
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Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs often reviews products that have been provided for free. Winner logo created by Connected2Christ(Erin Lowmaster).Thank you.

5/14/2011

BUGS by Mister G

BUGS by Mister G 

"With this new record, Mister G manages to capture the energy and engagement
of his wildly popular live shows."
-- Bill Childs, Spare the Rock on WRSI and Kindiefest co-founder

“Mister G
peels the onion on standard kiddie fare to craft hilarious, sensitive and enduring tales that have a sneaky way of adding pep in steps and smiles on faces.”
-- Jeff Bogle, Out with the Kids


 
Bugs - Mister G CD SRP $15


Mister G Offers a Summery Mix of New Tunes for Kids and Families
BUGS
Available May 24, 2011
Indie Rocker Turned Kindie Rocker Captivates Children with His Irresistible Story-Songs. Two Bilingual Songs Feature Rani Arbo.
Summer Family Concert Tour Dates Announced.
other Massachusetts Based Artist Wears Many Hats – Musically, Thematically, Linguistically … and Literally
Northampton, MA – Mister G bursts onto the national family music scene with his adventurous second CD release, BUGS. Featuring 13 original songs, BUGS will be available just in time for summer road trips and cookouts on May 24th from Coil RecordsVisit http://www.mistergsongs.com/ for information.
Mister G is Ben Gundersheimer, a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter/producer who spent 20 years as a rock frontman and solo artist before transitioning to making family music. The first student to garner a songwriting scholarship to Berklee College of Music, who has won 10 ASCAP awards, Ben toured internationally before going back to school to earn a Masters degree in elementary education.

As a teaching artist, Mister G brings his innovative educational programs to schools, museums and performing arts centers. As a performing artist, Mister G has appeared with Dan Zanes and other kindie stars including Lunch Money, Brady Rymer and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. Since his 2009 release Pizza for Breakfast, Mister G has written dozens of new songs, 13 of which are presented on this new CD.
Featuring musical styles that bounce engagingly from bluegrass to bossa nova, ska to folk and rock, the song themes vary from world travels to a shark in the bathtub to annoying siblings and “Pam the Pug” sitting on a rug. Every song inspires listeners to sing, dance and laugh, perfect elements for family time together. “Gonna Take My Hat” is a unique traveling tune that refers to Mister G’s habit of covering his pate with a different chapeau as he travels around the globe: “I’m gonna take my hat wherever I go,” he sings as he travels to “New York, Paris, London, Home” and various other destinations. “Grilled Cheese” is a ska–beat ode to Mister G’s favorite lunch treat.
The title track, “Bugs,” has instantly become a fan favorite at Mister G concerts. “Kids go crazy for it, screaming their heads off at the idea of bugs on them, and laughing at the thought of bugs crawling on me," laughs Mister G. The summery zydeco inflected song invites children to become bugs themselves and reminds us that “every bug you see has a million sisters and brothers.”
“I love the pure energy and dynamic back-and-forth of performing for kids,” says Mister G. “There’s such honesty in the reaction from the audience, and I love how kids are so uninhibited as they respond to the music and lyrics.” For this release, Mister G enlisted longtime friends and collaborators Doug Derryberry (Bruce Hornsby’s guitarist), Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega’s bassist) and Steve Gaboury (Cyndi Lauper’s keyboardist).
BUGS also includes two bilingual Spanish-English songs (featuring backup vocals from award-winning string band leader Rani Arbo). Listeners may laugh at the mysterious smile of “Cocodrilo” (Crocodile) and learn the Spanish words for “warning” and “danger.” The second Spanish-English track, “Vamos a la Playa,” is a lovely, melodic ballad that transports listeners to a balmy beach. Recently, the bilingual Mister G brought his songs to children in Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia. Due to the enthusiastic international response, he’s already recording a Spanish language future release.

A bonus track on BUGS is a youthful arrangement of the Elton John hit “Benny and the Jets,” performed by the 9-year old Mister G in his Philadelphia living room. 

Anne Beresford, an artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries in Boston and New York, created the striking BUGS cover art. The CD artwork also includes a gallery of young fan drawings of Mister G wearing his various hats.
 
BUGS will be available at a suggested retail price of $15 (9.99 digital) at various online retailers including Amazon.com, CDBaby, iTunes and more. Mister G will be touring up and down the East Coast this spring and summer to celebrate the release of Bugs. For more information, visit Mister G's website.
Details about BUGS
Label: Coil Records
Release: May 24, 2011
SRP: $15
More Info: http://www.mistergsongs.com/


Selected Mister G Concerts
May 14 Hilltown Spring Festival  Cummington, MA
May 22 Sunnyside Benefit, Flywheel, Easthampton, MA
June 5 Merrryall Center for the Performing Arts, New Milford, CT
June 17 Celebrate  Kingston, South Kingston, RI
June 26 The Clark Art Institute Family Day, Williamstown, MA
June 29 The Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg, MD
July 6  Little Tots Show, Gainesville, VA
July 7 Baker Park, Frederick, MD
July 10 The Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA
July 17 The Green River Festival, Greenfield, MA


My Thoughts

Don't ya just love kids music? Mister G does a great job of making BUGS a fun way to bond with your child. My daughter can not sit still when I pop the CD into the computer. Jumping, dancing and singing with your child while listening to BUGS by Mister G gets a thumbs up from the Carter family.  Cocodrilo(Crocodile) and Vamos a la Playa are two bilingual songs included on this CD. WARNING: Keep an eye out for more Spanish language songs to be released in the future from Mister G.

You will find BUGS on Amazon.com, CDBaby, iTunes and more. Do not forget to try to catch a concert when he comes to your area.

Also, you can connect with  MISTER G on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter.



~GAhome2mom 
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Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received for free the BUGS by Mister G CD through Sugar Mountain PR/Beth Blenz-Clucas. The content posted was made available by Sugar Moutnain PR/Beth Blenz-Clucas. Thank you.

5/12/2011

Great Deals on Great Meals at Publix

 Great Deals on Great Meals

Bring the family together with a home cooked meal and a little help from the Great Deals on Great Meals event at your local Publix, where you can find simple meal solutions that will keep the faces around your dinner table, and your budget, smiling!


Beginning May 12th through May 29th, visit GreatDealsOnGreatMeals.com to download $10.80 in coupons* valid exclusively at Publix. 




Plus, from May 12th through May 29th, stop by your local Publix to start your savings with a recipe for an easy Pasta Night at home! Make your own PillsburyŽ Ready to Bake!TM cookies for dessert, and stock up on some of the other featured products like Yoplait Yogurt, Honey Nut Cheerios and Progresso Soup!

*Coupons are valid from May 9, 2011 through May 29, 2011.



My Thoughts

My family and I love buying cakes from the Publix bakery. We do not even wait for birthdays or special holidays. Did you see the Heart Cheesecake with Strawberries in this past weeks newspaper? Yummy! Anyways, I always enjoy browsing the sales each week from the Publix advertisement. I am amazed at the vast amount of Publix Brands available. When you go shopping this week do not forget to check the in-store display for this week's challenge.  And do not forget to take you coupons!


As part of the MyBlogSpark program, General Mills generously sent me a $25 Publix gift card to keep and I get to share another free $25 Publix gift card with one of Loving Heart Designs readers. 

Giveaway: Congratulations to Danielle. She is our gift card winner.


The "Great Deals on Great Meals" contest begins May 12th, 2011 and ends May 21st, 2011 at 11 PM EST. This contest is open to US only. The winner will be contacted by LHD and must reply with a valid address and phone number. The prize will be shipped by MyBlogSpark/General Mills. Please allow amply time for the prize to arrive. Thank you.

~GAhome2mom
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5/10/2011

What To Expect When Your Are Expecting

What to Expect When Your Expecting
Pregnancy and Parenting, every step of the way
www.whattoexpect.com


Heidi Murkoff is the best selling author of the popular book, "What to Expect When You're Expecting".  I first learned of her book when I was expecting our fifth child. My physician made it a practice to give out a complimentary copy to each expecting mother. I found her book to be both helpful and insightful.

Guess what? You can now visit  What To Expect  and learn about other books by Heidi Murkoff to help guide you through pregnancy and childbirth. Also, there are "What to Expect the First Year" and "What to Expect the Second Year". Check out the other books at www.whattoexpect.com . Several of her books are printed in Spanish as well.

What To Expect is more than an great author web site. You can join the community and become interactive with other moms. You can read articles, participate in the baby photo contests, shop and track your baby's growth.  Also, you can download free apps for fertility, pregnancy and much more.


For more information: Visit What To Expect and/or connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.


~GAhome2mom
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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

Disney Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides

Yo Ho, Yo Ho…..you know what that means! Captain Jack is back and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES sails into theaters everywhere on May 20th! Here is a brief synopsis of the fourth Pirates adventure:


In Theaters: May 20th 2011

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penélope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).


PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES
sails into theaters May 20th, 2011 in Disney Digital 3D™.




PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES trailer:
Click Here!



PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (In Disney Digital 3D™)WALT DISNEY PICTURES/JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS


Genre: Comedy-Adventure
Rating: PG-13
U.S. Release Date: May 20, 2011
Cast: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Kevin R. McNally,

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Sam Claflin and Geoffrey Rush
Director: Rob Marshall

Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
Executive Producers: Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, John DeLuca, Barry Waldman, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Screen Story and Screenplay by: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio
Based on characters created by: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert
Suggested by the novel by: Tim Powers


Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.
 
Fun Facts:

  • “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is the biggest movie to ever film at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, shooting more of the complex than any previous production. 
  • “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is the first film in the “Pirates” franchise to be shot in Disney Digital 3D™, and the first all live-action, epic outdoor adventure shot on Red 3D cameras.

For more information:
Visit the official website at: http://www.Disney.com/Pirates.

 
~GAhome2mom
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5/05/2011

CARS 2 (Disney*Pixar) “Agents on a Mission”

 CARS 2 (Disney*Pixar) “Agents on a Mission” tour coming to Atlanta May 22 and May 23!

 


 CARS 2 (Disney*Pixar) “Agents on a Mission” tour coming to Atlanta May 22 and May 23!
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Thank you,
~GAhome2mom
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