Tuesday, February 14, 2012

winners! (finally)

A winner is you!

i have been remiss in announcing the winners of my giveaways, and, for that, i apologize.

kristin devine mueller was the winner of the disney on ice tickets giveaway...congratulations!

amber was the winner of the hair cuttery card...i hope you get a great hairdo, amber (and if you like your stylist, let me know!  i'm still trying to find one...)

the winner of the dulce de leche cheerios package is...
...kristin!  you'll have to give those bars a try and let me know if you like the recipe!

the winner of the ocean spray fruit snacks is...

...lili!  i don't know how you do it, but you sure are a winner!

edited to add: i realized last night that i needed to pick three more winners, but i didn't post them right away.  i apologize for that (i needed to get to bed!).  anyway, the other three winners are...


...mimi, kristin and wen-yi!  sorry about the confusion!

congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who came to play!  please come again...

photo by kyz

candyfavorites.com: a place to find all your favorite candy...

Candy Favorites

lately, i have been feeling like the candy aisle at the grocery store has been a little...lacking.  sometimes i have a hankering for a particular candy that i remember from growing up, but the store doesn't carry it.  other times, like at valentine's day, i want to get a particular candy for the kids (like pop rocks), but i don't even know where to begin looking for it.


tonight i discovered a new place to begin my search:  candyfavorites.com.  they have a wide range and assortment of candy from retro favorites (like pop rocks and boston bake beans) to standard favorites like licorice twists and candy bars, as well as novelty favorites, like edible bugs and pez dispensers!

you can go here to shop by theme, by color, by flavor, by holiday or by company.  you can also look here for cough drops, chewing gum, logo mints, or custom label candy. everything is sold in bulk, however, so if you have a particular favorite, you  might want to go in with some friends, unless you like having that much of one candy!  most orders over $59.95 qualify for free shipping, so at least you save a little cash in that regard.

this is a paid post about candyfavorites.com.  regardless, all thoughts and opinions expressed here are purely my own.




















Tuesday, February 7, 2012

anybody want to join me to paint the town "red"?

i'm so excited to be able to be a part of this event that benefits the american heart association: the second annual “girls night out –go red for women." 

attendees will have an opportunity to walk the red carpet, partake of cocktails and beverages from spicebox whisky, lulu b. cocktails and lulu b. wines.  guests will include stars of cbs radio such as nikki, showbiz shelly and rebecca ortiz from b96, and eddie & jobo from k-hits.

sassy moms in the city is asking attendees to bring a gently worn handbag or professional shoes to helps support dress for success, a not for profit dedicated to providing career development to low-income Chicagoland women.  even if you don't attend the event, feel free to drop off donations at alhambra restaurant from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on february 29. 

for vip tickets ($30), go online here, or email at sassymoms@metromeg.com or call 800-320-2289 ext. 1.

Friday, February 3, 2012

disney on ice helps us dare to dream...(review)

we took the kids to see disney on ice: dare to dream and we all loved it!

i think there was a small part of me that wondered if it was really worth the trip, the late night and the stress of dealing with traffic.  did the kids really enjoy it enough to make it all worth it?
we thoroughly enjoyed the show once again.  we love the stories and the songs, but the ice skating is truly remarkable.  and disney definitely performed some incredible skating magic:

who would have thought that cinderella's "coach and four" would make its way onto the ice? 

what about princess tiana and prince naveen turning into frogs right before our eyes?

mama odie sang at the top of her lungs accompanied by a full flamboyance of flamingoes...

maximus the horse managed to chase down flynn ryder, wearing four ice skates!

and flynn ryder and rapunzel took to the air by her "hair" for some truly breath-taking scarf acrobatics.

if you think that you have seen all that disney on ice has to offer, you definitely need to see this show.  i truly couldn't believe my eyes at all that was accomplished on the ice. 

remember, you can still get a discount on the show by entering the code: MOM, when you check out.  

i received complimentary tickets to the show as part of my involvement with the feld family entertainment group.  regardless, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are purely my own.

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