Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Newsboys - Way beyond myself

I am loving the new "Born Again" album from the Newsboys but I think this is my favorite song on the album. It reminds me that it is not about me and I can't do it with out God on my side. Check it out for yourself.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Giveaway Winners


I had two giveaways that ended yesterday.  The Madagascar  Prize Pack and the Sam's Club gift card.  The winners are:

Prize Pack- #25 Carolsue

Gift Card- #1  Mami2jcn

Congrats to both of you.  Winners were picked using Random.org.  I will e-mail both  winners and they have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  Thanks to all who entered.

Friday, August 27, 2010

"Beat the Heat" With Gatorade






With School starting up soon many athletes are spending time getting ready for their season. The summer heat can be very serious for athletes that are not prepared or properly hydrated.  Heat injuries account for the second highest but most preventable sports injury for kids.

To help keep athletes safe and performing their best during the hot summer months, Gatorade and the NFL created "Beat The Heat," an educational program focusing on the dangers of heat-related illness and the importance of taking the proper steps to reduce the chance of illness and injuries. For every unique download of the Heat Safety Kit, Gatorade will donate $1, up to $20,000, to Beat the Heat charities.



The past week my family took a trip to the Sleeping Bear Dunes and had fun climbing the dunes.  It was warm with the sun beating down on us and very exhausting.  Upon leaving we noticed the University of Michigan men's  soccer team getting ready to do drills climbing the dunes.  As a Mom my first thought was concern for the heat but I soon noticed that each athlete had his own Gatorade bottle with them and I  knew they were taking precautions to keep themselves hydrated.
With young kids moms play a key role in keeping their athletes safe, so Moms need to understand that young athletes may be at greater risk for heat-related illness and know the ways to prevent it.

Water isn’t enough. While very important, water alone does not hydrate and refuel as effectively as Gatorade.  Gatorade supplies the proper amount of fluid, electrolytes and carbohydrates to rapidly put back what your young athlete loses in sweat and provides energy to keep them going.  In drinking water, the brain may turn off the perception of thirst before the body’s overall fluid needs are met and stops the athlete from fully rehydrating.  The electrolytes in Gatorade help maintain the stimulus to drink so athletes drink enough to replenish and refuel .

Don't forget that equipment  can make a  big difference.  -Be sure your child wears light net-type jerseys, T-shirts and shorts, change sweat-soaked clothing, avoid wearing excess clothing, remove helmets when not playing and remember to stay hydrated.  Sports can be great fun but make sure your kids stay safe. If your kids are like mine they will be happy you gave them Gatorade.



Remember that you can help- download a free Gatorade Heat Safety Kit found at www.nfl.com/trainingcamp. For every unique download Gatorade will donate $1 to “Beat the Heat” charities up to $20,000.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Gatorade’s “Beat the Heat” campaign and received Gatorade samples to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Long Camping Adventure.

My family and I have been camping for the past 12 days.  It has been a fun adventure sleeping in a tent for such a long period of time.  In the end the tent was pitched but has served us well for many years.  I have to admit it was kind of nice having no computer or TV for such a long period of time.  Once I get myself organized and the laundry done I will  resume my normal blogging. 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Penguins of Madagascar Prize Pack Giveaway

My kids love to Watch Nickelodeon.  They would watch it all day long if I let them.  I am not crazy about most of the shows but I do enjoy watching The Penguins of Madagascar.  This summer The Nickelodeon's "Penguins of Madagascar" have joined up with General Mills to bring some penguin type fun to your breakfast table.

Inside specially marked boxes of General Mills cereals, you“ll "commence operations" with one of five characters from The Penguins of Madagascar; Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, Private or King Julien. Each participating cereal contains one character launcher with mission details outlined on the back of the box including:


Dive In, Soldier - Set an empty plastic cereal bowl on the table and try to pop your launcher into it. Wear a helmet or you“ll be squid bait.


Longest Propulsion Launcher - Challenge your troops to see who can launch their character the furthest. Go long or go back to the zoo.


Target Practice - Create a landing zone with a spoon and try to strategically drop your character into the sweet spot. Hit the target or go back to the drawing board.


Clear the Wall - Do you have enough projectile pop to push your launcher over the top of the box? Proceed launchin“ troops, earn those wings!

Each character is unique and has their own specific role, and together, they“re a team with lots of character. With five character launchers to collect, make a splash this summer and try to successfully complete all of their missions.



Thanks to MyBlogSpark I have a great prize pack to giveaway to one of my readers.  The prize includes one box of Trix cereal, a Penguins of Madagascar launcher and the new Penguins of Madagascar movie, The Penguins of Madagascar Operation: DVD Premier.  I have to tell you the DVD is great and I don't know who was more excited to see it my husband or my kids.  My kids were gone for a week when we received the DVD and my husband had a hard time waiting for them to get back home.

To enter to win leave a comment telling me your favorite "The Penguins of Madagascar"  character.

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General Mills and Nickelodeon provided me with a prize pack,  information, and additional prize pack to giveaway through MyBlogSpark.  All opinions are my own.  No other compensation was given.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

What happens when your kids clean the car.
 
 

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sam's Club Back to School Giveaway

The start of school is just around the corner.  Of course all summer long I continue to collect my Box Tops from our favorite General Mills items to send in with my kids to school.  I am the Box Top Coordinator for my daughter's school so I know the great things that can be done with the money the schools collect from Box Tops.  It is a great way you can help your school earn a little extra money.

For an easy solution, head over to your local Sam´s Club from Aug. 11 through Aug. 31 and earn more cash for your school. At the Sam´s Club Back-to-School event, you can get a head start on your collection and find 6 Box Tops on participating General Mills products. With your favorite Box Tops for Education brands at a great value, Sam´s Club is your one-stop destination for all your back-to-school supplies you need to send your kids off to school with confidence!  I hope to head off to Sam's next week to stock up on our favorite General Mills products.

In addition, Sam´s Club is giving you the opportunity to earn even more Box Tops when you upgrade to a "Plus Membership." From Aug. 6 - Aug. 13, or while supplies last, visit the Member Services Desk of your local Sam´s Club and upon payment for your Plus Membership, you will receive a certificate for 150 Bonus Box Tops! For more information on how you can take advantage of the Back-to-School event at Sam´s Club, visit www.samsclub.com today!

Thanks to MyBlogSpark  I have a $25 Sam's gift card to give away to one of my readers.  To enter leave me a comment letting me know on which General Mills product you would spend the gift card.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Breyers Smooth and Dreamy review and Giveaway





One of the our favorite things about summer is enjoying a ice cream treat with my family.  Of course going to the local ice cream shop would get very expensive so it is always nice to have tasty treats that we can indulge on from home.  Thanks to Mom Central we have been introduced to Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Ice Cream Bars and Sandwiches.  They have become a favorite of our family and are sure to be a regular on our grocery list.

Breyers  Smooth & Dreamy frozen treats come in six rich and creamy flavors, including Chocolate Caramel Brownie, Vanilla Caramel Chip, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Vanilla Fudge Brownie, and Triple Chocolate Chip.  With all these great flavors there is sure to be a favorite for everyone in your home. As an added bonus there are no artificial flavors or colors, 160 calories or less and 4-6g of fat per serving, and delicious mix-ins and swirls in  these bars and sandwiches.

Giveaway: Thanks to Mom Central I have 4 coupons to give away for a free Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Ice Cream bars or sandwiches. To enter to win visit Breyers and leave a comment telling me which frozen treat sounds best to you.

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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Breyers and received products necessary to facilitate my review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.