6/27/2012

Wordless Wednesday: Striking a Pose

 Wordless Wednesday: Striking a Pose

One Day Before My 47th Birthday on June 24th :)
I know it says "Wordless Wednesday" but I have to give a few details. This is Ms Helana my three-year-old grandchild. (Autistic) She loves posing for pictures. I am wearing my nineteen-year-old daughters size 5 jeans. I have lost nearly 70 lbs in just over a a year and a half. I keep it off with watching my portions, exercising regularly and drinking plenty of water. :)

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6/23/2012

Pillsbury® Baguette Chips! Review & Contest



Looking for ways to spice up your snacking routines? Pillsbury knows just how you feel and wants to awaken your taste buds with their new Pillsbury® Baguette Chips! These hearty chips are sliced from oven baked bread and topped with savory seasonings bringing the unique and contemporary flavors of Italian Cheese & Herb and Cheddar Sun-dried Tomato to gourmet snack chips. The delicious flavors and perfect texture of these crispy chips can help you round out any recipe.


  • Enjoy Pillsbury Baguette Chips for a wide range of occasions: eat them alone, add a bit more flavor to your favorite dip, spice up soup, or add some crunch to your salad! 
  • With 130 calories per serving (21 baguette chips), and 50% less fat than regular potato chips*, Pillsbury Baguette Chips are delicious snack chips that you can feel good about eating
If that’s not enough to get your mouth watering, then check out these delicious chips for yourself.  To download a printable coupon for $0.75 off one package, you and your readers can visit http://bit.ly/PBCcoupon today!
*Pillsbury Baguette Chips (5g fat per 29g serving); regular potato chips (11g fat per 29g serving).  See nutrition information for sodium content.



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My Thoughts

The children and I really liked testing this new Pillsbury Baguette Chips from General Mills. The chips are very flavorful, crunchy and satisfying to eat. I noticed after a few days that the samples were nearly gone. I had to ask the family to save at least one of each Pillsbury Baguette Chip variety for me to test myself for this review.  Anyways, we were all very pleased with this snack option from General Mills.

Contest Time: Tell us How you plan to use the Pillsbury Baguette Chips to spice up your snacking routine! Remember to leave your name and email in the main comment.

Thanks to MyBlogSpark I can share with a LHD blog reader the following:
  • (3) Bags of Pillsbury Baguette Chips in Italian Cheese & Herb 
  • (3) Bags of Pillsbury Baguette Chips in Cheddar Sundried Tomato

Winner: Janet Fri 

This Pillsbury Baguette Chips contest begins Saturday, June 23, 2012 and ends Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at 11 PM EST. You must NOT supply a PO BOX. You must be a US resident.(address) The winner will be chosen at random and must comply with name, address and phone number to claim the prize within 48 hrs of notification. Thank you.  


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“Disclosure:  The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”

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6/16/2012

Hellmann's FOOD & WINE Classic


Hellmann's, along with Chef Tim Love, is offering food lovers everywhere an insider's look at one of the nation’s most celebrated food festivals – the 30th Annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.

The Classic is known as America's premier culinary event with three days of cooking demonstrations, tastings and panels with world-class chefs, Hellmann’s® wants to provide a virtual ticket of the festival to food lovers everywhere.  Each day @Hellmanns will be featuring new content from behind the scenes in Apsen.


In its bid to bring REAL to fans at the Classic and those at home, Hellmann’s® is creating a video series featuring Chef Love that will offer an exclusive insider’s look at many of the FOOD & WINE Classic’s famed events.  Designed to show home chefs how they can bring the delicious food enjoyed at the Classic to their own tables, Chef Love will share the secrets and essential ingredients that help make up some of America’s favorite dishes.
 


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Hellman's Facebook: http://facebook.com/hellmanns


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6/12/2012

MY FIRST COLLECTION, VOLUME 3 FEATURING CHICKEN LITTLE

chicken little

BOLD AND COLORFUL ADAPTATION OF PRESCHOOLERS’ FAVORITE STORIES ARE COLLECTED IN THE THIRD VOLUME OF THE AWARD-WINNING “MY FIRST COLLECTION” DVD SERIES!



MY FIRST COLLECTION, VOLUME 3

FEATURING CHICKEN LITTLE

Street Date: June 12, 2012
SRP: $24.95

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Following the first two installments in the MY FIRST COLLECTION DVD series from Scholastic Storybook Treasures™ – which captured acclaim and awards such as the prestigious Parents’ Choice Gold, the Creative Child Magazine 2011 DVD of the Year, a NAPPA Gold and The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award – comes another DVD set sure to thrill preschoolers and their families alike: MY FIRST COLLECTION, VOLUME 3 FEATURING CHICKEN LITTLE.  Featuring 12 delightful stories on three discs, the set includes three new stories never before released on DVD: “Chicken Little”, the perennial classic from the award-winning father and daughter team, Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley; “Scaredy Squirrel”, an hilarious adaption of Mélanie Watt’s first book in the five-book “Scaredy Squirrel” series and, “Katie Loves the Kittens”, about a puppy thrilled to have three kitten playmates.

The three DVDs in MY FIRST COLLECTION VOLUME 3 – part of the line that supports early literacy skills for the pre- and early reader – also sports Scholastic’s innovative read-along function and features narrators such as Sean Hayes, John Lithgow and Randy Travis.  The discs are as follows:

Children will delight as a crazy-eyed chicken and all his panicked friends try to run away from a falling sky in CHICKEN LITTLE…AND MORE ZANY ANIMAL STORIES.  The lead story, from Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley, is a bold and colorful retelling of the beloved tale; it’s joined by three additional adaptations, all colorful and comical, including “The Great White Man Eating Shark”, “The Three-Legged Cat” and “Dooby Dooby Moo”, along with a bonus interview with the Caldecott-winning Emberleys!

In the lead story on KATIE LOVES THE KITTENS…AND MORE FUNNY STORIES, little dog Katie is so excited when Sara Ann brings home three little kittens that she can’t stop herself from howling and trying to run after them.  Don’t they know she just wants to play in John Himmelman’s adorable story?  Also featured on a single DVD are three more animated adaptations, including Mélanie Watt’s never-before-released “Scaredy Squirrel” (also seen on Cartoon Network), “The Cow Who Fell in a Canal” and “Roberto the Insect Architect”.  Bonus programming also features interviews with authors Mélanie Watt and John Himmelman, too!

Finally, young children will roar with laughter at Jules Pfeiffer’s “Bark, George”, a very silly story about a mother dog trying to teach her pup to bark.  BARK GEORGE…AND MORE DOGGIE TALES includes four “tails” on DVD, all featuring adorable doggies!  Aside from the title tale, included are “No Roses for Harry”, “Angus and the Ducks”, “Dot the Fire Dog” and a bonus story by Ezra Jack Keats, “Whistle for Willie”!

Aside from being part of the MY FIRST COLLECTION VOLUME 3 set, each of the single DVDs will also be available individually for $12.95srp.

For more information on this title or any other Scholastic Storybook Treasures release, visit www.newkideo.com.  Also, visit New Kideo, the online home for the DVD line, at their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/New-Kideo/169330949777241.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Type:  DVD/3 Discs
Catalog #:  NNVG268791
Running Time:  103 minutes + extras
Genre:  Kids’/Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo




My Thoughts

My youngest daughter said her favorite story from the My First Collection Volume 3 set is Katie Loves the Kittens. Wonder why Katie the dog is running and chasing after the three little kittens? This story teaches children about feelings. Be sure to check out all the wonderful stories in My First Collection Vol 3 featuring Chicken Little. By the way, I have always loved the Chicken Little story.

As I have mentioned in other reviews for Scholastic Storybook Treasures, I love the read-along feature and interviews. I love having quality educational entertainment for my child and grandchildren.

To learn more, please visit Scholastic Storybook Treasures at www.newkideo,com or on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/New-Kideo/169330949777241.


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6/06/2012

Wordless Wednesday: Playground

 Wordless Wednesday: Playground

Sunday with the Girls 06/03/2012


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6/03/2012

An Ordinary Housewife: Tropical Traditions Review and Giveaway!

An Ordinary Housewife: Tropical Traditions Review and Giveaway!:      I was recently offered the opportunity to try Extra Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions . I was really looking forward to it b...

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Susan's Disney Family: Lisabelle Swimwear Review (And a Giveaway)

Susan's Disney Family: Lisabelle Swimwear Review (And a Giveaway): Are you looking for a swimsuit for your daughter for the summer? Are you looking for a suit that is cute, and affordable? Well I woul...

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BABAR: THE CLASSIC SERIES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON







DISCOVER THE MAGICAL WORLD OF THE BELOVED ELEPHANT KING WITH THE ORIGINAL, ANIMATED SERIES ON DVD
FOR THE FIRST TIME AS A COMPLETE SEASON! 

BABAR: THE CLASSIC SERIES:
THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

Street Date: June 5, 2012
DVD SRP: $19.98 (2 discs)


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION




First appearing in Histoire de Babar, Jean de Brunhoff’s 1931 storybook classic based on a tale that his wife Cecile had invented for their children, Babar the Elephant has, for 80 years, captivated millions around the globe.  The story of the little elephant who leaves the jungle, visits a big city and returns to bring the benefits of civilization to his fellow elephants has been captured in a multitude of best-selling books (over 12 million sold worldwide, and more than 1000 titles in print) and several animated series, including “Classic Babar” which currently airs on NBC, Telemundo and Ion, as well as a new hit series, “Babar & the Adventures of Badou”, which airs daily on Disney Junior.


This June, Entertainment One invites families to discover the magical world of de Brunhoff’s elephant king with the debut DVD release of BABAR: THE CLASSIC SERIES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON. Hailing from the acclaimed, award-winning HBO Family series, these wonderfully animated stories – 13 episodes in all that are perfect for the whole family and never before available together as a complete season – follow Babar, his family and friends in Celesteville undertaking many challenges and adventures, all while teaching the most valuable lesson of all: despite life's challenges, great things are possible if one never gets discouraged.  As Babar says, “Long live happiness!” 



PROGRAM INFORMATION




Type: DVD/2 Discs 
Catalog #:  EOE-DV-7042
Running Time: 293 minutes
Genre:  TV/Animated/Kids
Aspect Ratio: 4x3 (1.33:1)
Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Language: English (w/ French and Spanish language options) 

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My Thoughts

The children and I loved reading the Classic Babar books by Jean de Brunhoff. I remember when the series first came to television. I am thrilled that my youngest daughter and grandchildren can now watch the first series on DVD. I hope you will introduce your child or grandchild to the Classic Series Babar : The Complete First Season too. 


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