June 29, 2011

The Closer Season Six on DVD



















The Closer starring Kyra Sedgwick is a very interesting crime mystery show. I love to see shows with a strong leading lady character. If you haven't seen it, you really need to check it out. Pre-order your copy of The Closer: The Complete Sixth Season on DVD here today: http://bit.ly/kgqBLo !

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I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote The Closer Sixth Season on DVD.

June 22, 2011

Time Saving Tips for Busy Moms

Frequently I feel there are not enough hours in my day. I am sure all you moms can agree. We have to rush the kids to school, rush to practice, pack lunches, make sure homework is done, cook supper, etc. There are so many things to do! I made a list of time saving tips for busy moms.

1. Prepare food in advance
There are books about once a month or once a week cooking. You can get a lot of that info online also. You take a day to do all the preparation. Then delicious home prepared meals are in the freezer, and you just have to cook them when desired.

2. Have foods in storage
Stock up on non-perishable foods when they are on sale. Then you won't have to go to the store before you can cook supper. One of our faves is chicken and noodles. I get the noodles, canned chicken, and chicken broth when on sale. Then I always have a quick and easy meal ready to cook.

3. Pack lunches the night before
You can make a sandwich and keep it in the fridge. Go ahead and pack anything that doesn't have to stay cold such as potato chips and an apple. Then in the morning before school, you just have to put the sandwich in the lunchbox.

4. Set out clothes the night before
You can have the kids pick out their clothes or you can pick them out. Then you won't have to hear "Mom, where is my.....?" It seems my kids are always losing their shoes. If we find them the night before, we don't have to worry about it in the morning.

5. Have a master calender
I keep mine in a Franklin Planner. My sister has a calender on the wall where she uses a certain color for each person's activity. Many people keep their schedule on an iphone.

6. Shop when it is less crowded
I try to avoid shopping on the weekends because those are the busiest times. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are the best for me. Many people shop at night, but I am a little chicken to do that.

7. Refill prescriptions every 3 months
Most insurance companies will allow that, and usually it saves money. Refill all the prescriptions at the same time.

8. Gather your coupons before shopping
I always take my coupon carrier with me to the store. But I like to look at the ads and pull the coupons I need while I am still at home. That speeds up my shopping
time.

9. Purchase Christmas presents throughout the year
I buy things when they are on sale. Then I don't have a large amount of shopping to do at Christmas time when the stores are really busy.

10. Give the kids chores
They may complain, but it is good for them. They feel they are contributing to running the household, and it will save you time.

I hope these tips are helpful. Do you have any other tips? I would love to hear them. Starbucks is a sponsor of this post celebrating the launch of Starbucks for Android™.

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I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Starbucks blogging program, for a gift card worth $30. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

June 20, 2011

The Closer Season 6 on DVD



















Have you seen The Closer? It is a good show. If you missed any of the shows this season, you can get them on DVD. Pre-order your copy of The Closer. The Complete Sixth Season on DVD HERE today!

I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote The Closer Sixth Season on DVD.

June 19, 2011

Bnter



"Bnter.com (pronounced “banter”), a social network designed for capturing conversations, proves a modern way to save those precious moments and share them with family members, friends, and followers. Web- and app-based, Bnter.com can be accessed from your laptop, ipad, or smart phone. Simple to use, free and fun, Bnter.com offers an organized means of sharing those funny moments in a more visually appealing way than simply sharing them in your Facebook or Twitter stream."

On Merriam Webster dictionary the definition of BANTER is "to speak to or address in a witty and teasing manner." According to Wikipedia "Banter is non-serious conversation, usually between friends, which may rely on humour or in-jokes at the expense of those taking part. The purpose of banter may at first appear to be an offensive affront to the other person's face. However, people engaging in such a conversation are often signaling that they are comfortable enough in each others' company to be able to say such things without causing harm."

Bnter is for capturing snippets of a conversation. You can post from Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. Also, you can import conversations from Twitter and Facebook. They are quickly adding more places that participate. The posts are cute with little bubbles containing the words. It is easy to sign up - just create a username, a password, and your email address. You can find friends that are members.

Many people love to read jokes online. Bnter would especially appeal to teens and young adults. I think my kids would love it.
Check out Bnter - It's fun!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Bnter Campaign and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

June 12, 2011

Pretty Little Liars Bonus


















We are loving the Pretty Little Liars DVD set. I wanted to tell you about some bonus features on the DVD.

Pretty Little Liars Special Features

- Pretty Little Liars: Two Truths and a Lie
- It All Started with a Little Lie: Making Pretty Little Liars
- Little Secrets from the Set
- Deleted Scenes

I love learning about the secrets that aren't available on the tv show. Also, I really enjoy seeing the deleted scenes.

Order your copy of the Pretty Little Liars Season One on DVD here today: http://bit.ly/lRSTgB !



I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote Pretty Little Liars: The Complete First Season on DVD.

June 7, 2011

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June 6, 2011

Pretty Little Liars DVD



We received our Pretty Little Liars DVD and started watching it right away. We have seen the first few episodes. My teens love it! Even my son loves it. There is so much mystery and teen dynamics on the show. I am learning about the characters and their relationships.

I wanted to tell you a little about the characters.
Lucy Hale plays Aria Montgomery, who moves back to Rosewood with her parents and younger brother after a year in Iceland. She knows that her father is having an affair, but keeps it from her mother and brother. She is romantically involved with the new Rosewood English teacher.

Ashley Benson plays Hanna Marin, who has taken Alison's place as the most popular girl at Rosewood after Alison's disappearance. Hanna was chubby but became slimmer after Alison's disappearance. She may be involved with Sean.

Troian Bellisario plays Spencer Hastings who is an overachiever from a wealthy family. She has also stolen her sister's boyfriends on various occasions, including Ian Thomas and her ex fiancee Wren Kim.

Shay Mitchell plays Emily Fields who befriends Maya St. Germain. Emily realizes that she is a lesbian. She is currently facing moving to Texas to live with her father.

Sasha Pieterse portrays Alison DiLaurentis, the former leader of Rosewood's premiere clique. Ruling the group with an iron fist, the vicious but charismatic Alison had gone missing during a slumber party. Then 1 year later her body was found. But her disappearance is still unsolved.

Sound interesting? It is! Some of the info I listed was found online since I am new to the series. You need to check out this DVD. Order your copy of the Pretty Little Liars Season One on DVD here today: http://bit.ly/lRSTgB !

I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote Pretty Little Liars: The Complete First Season on DVD.

June 5, 2011

Infant's and Children’s Tylenol Improvements

I know how scary it can be when our little ones are sick. You want to help them to feel better, but you have to be careful to give just the right amount of medicine.

I wanted to tell you about some safety and convenience enhancements to both Infant's and Children’s TYLENOL® products.

Infants’ TYLENOL® will include SIMPLEMEASURE®, a new, enhanced bottle with a protective opening and push-in syringe designed to:
Provide even more accurate dosing and easier administration to infants
Allow for better control when dispensing with fewer spills
Further reduce the risk of children getting to the medicine in the bottle

There is a change in the concentration of the Infant's TYLENOL® products to help minimize medication errors. Infant's TYLENOL® will now have the same concentration of the active ingredient, acetaminophen, as Children’s TYLENOL®, which will standardize dosing across the products and age groups.(160 mg / 5 mL)

Children’s TYLENOL® will have a protective opening that will help make it more
difficult for a child to get to the medicine in the bottle.

The products will be available as early as this upcoming cold and flu season. There will be a time period when more than one concentration of infant’s acetaminophen products will be available. Always read and follow the dosing directions on the package that is being used.
Please visit Tylenol.com to learn more about TYLENOL® products and these changes.

Helpful Tips for Giving Medicines to Infants and Children
Remember the acronym "NURSE"

Never give adult medicines to children.
Use the measuring device (syringe, dropper, dosage cup) that comes with the medicine every time you use it. Don’t use kitchen spoons (teaspoons or tablespoons).
Read and follow instructions on the label. Never give more than the recommended dose and do not give the medication more frequently than recommended.
Store all medicines out of the reach of children. Immediately following use, always restore the child resistant cap and put the medicine back into a high and out of sight location.
Every child grows. Know the infant’s or child’s weight and/or age to help determine the appropriate dosage.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Tylenol and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

June 2, 2011

Keeping Your Family Safe on the Road

Hooray! It is summer break! Well, at least that is what the kids say. :) It is time for swimming, cookouts, and vacations. Have you made your plans for the summer? Many people drive to their vacation destinations. Although the price of gas is high, it is still a lot cheaper than flying especially if you have a large family.

10 Tips to Keep Your Family Safe on the Road

1. Keep the doors locked.
Kids have a habit of opening their doors. Keep them locked to prevent accidents. Also it helps prevent car-jacking. I have heard stories of someone just opening the passenger door and getting in the car while it was parked at a stop light. Look doors at least makes it more difficult.

2. Stay out of dangerous appearing areas.
Some things I look for are gang graffitti, many teens and young adults hanging around that look scary, and old buildings that are in poor repair. If I see that stuff I get out of there especially at night!

3. Stop frequently.
It is important to get of the car and walk around a little. It helps prevent road fatigue an theorhetically should decrease the risk of blood clots in the legs. When you have young kids that is not usually a problem because they want to stop a lot for "potty" breaks.

4. Keep your gas tank filled.
Many people recommend stopping at the gas station when your tank drops below 1/2 or at least before it gets to 1/4 full. You certainly don't want to run out of gas in an area you don't know.

5. Do any needed car maintenance before you leave.
Do you need to change the oil? Do the tires need to be rotated? Most places check the levels of the other car fluids when they change the oil.

6. Check the weather in the area.
For example, if there are storms predicted at your destination, you could stop somewhere else before you get there. Or perhaps you could delay the trip by a day.

7. Have a GPS or a map
It is much easier to travel with a GPS. I can get directions from On Star when I travel. If you don't have a GPS, at least bring a map.

8. Think you can ignore a chip in your windshield? Think again! The windshield provides up to 30% of your vehicles structural integrity, and a chip smaller than 6 inches (or the size of a dollar bill) can easily be repaired by filling it with a special resin.

9. A chip could turn into a crack at any time, often when you are least expecting it. Windshield repair is often a safe and economical alternative to a full windshield replacement.

10. Forget do-it-yourself repair kits. The resin could easily shrink or yellow, lowering the quality of the repair. Safelite AutoGlass uses a patented repair process… A vacuum is created over the damaged area and the resin penetrates and fills the finest micro-cracks. The technician pulls off the vacuum changer and the UV light hardens the resin. Safelite’s resin is proven to be the strongest and longest lasting on the market.

The last three tips are courtesy of Safelite who is a sponsor ofthis blogging program. These tips are important to keep your family safe while traveling on the road this summer. Now go and have fun!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Safelite blogging program, for a gift card worth $30. For more information on how you can participate, click here.