Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - A Dream Come True

Sorry I've missed the last two Wednesdays...we were in Disney last week, and honestly, I didn't know what day it was (that sure was nice!).  The week before I was frantically trying to get everything done so we could leave for Disney!

This picture was taken on Wednesday at Akershus in Epcot.  They have dining with the Princesses, and it was a blast.  Brynnleigh was in Princess heaven, and O was enjoying checking out and talking to all the Princesses himself.

I promise a longer post with LOTS of pictures soon....

But until then, Brynnleigh and Belle.....

Sorry...this is a cell phone picture of a picture so the quality is not the best.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Jack the Giant Slayer Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet) Giveaway

Warner Bros. is proud to announce the arrival of Jack the Giant Slayer released on DVD & Blu-ray on June 18!

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them and rescue the princess!

The question is... are you courageous enough to rescue the princess? Are you brave like Jack? Take the quiz to find out!

You have the power! Control the moving GIFs and power the action in the movie with a swipe of your mouse! The Giant Soundboard lets you compose your own mashup of sounds from Jack The Giant Slayer, which your kids will enjoy for hours! Test your bravery and take the How Brave Are You? QUIZ to see if you are as brave as our hero Jack.

Why you will love the Jack the Giant Slayer Blog App:

Control the Action! - Move your mouse across the GIFS and take control of action-packed scenes from Jack the Giant Slayer. YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF THE ACTION!
How Brave Are You? QUIZ - Are you brave like Jack? Do beanstalks and "giant" challenges make you afraid or courageous? Take the quiz to find out!
Giant Soundboard - Jack the Giant Slayer is filled with epic giant stomps, sword slashes and thunderous sounds! Play with official sound effects from the movie and compose your own "giant hit song"!

About Jack the Giant Slayer: Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend... and gets the chance to become a legend himself! Directed by Brian Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns)

Starring: Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy), Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Moulin Rouge!), and Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones).
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Disclosure:The BOAT is teaming up with Warner Bros. to offer this giveaway.  The information in this post is courtesy of Warner Bros. in promotion of the release of the Jack the Giant Slayer Blog App.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Youth Perfect Spa Pillow Case Set Review and Giveaway

Sleep, it's one of those important things that I tend to neglect.  But now, with my new YouthPerfect Spa Pillow Case set, I am excited to sleep!  I never knew that I could get face wrinkles just from laying my face on a regular pillow case every single night!  This YouthPerfect Spa Pillow Case is designed to help fight those wrinkles. 

"When sleeping on a regular pillowcase, facial skin can bunch to form creases – also known as sleep lines – overnight. As skin ages, it also becomes less resilient and these lines can start to create permanent wrinkles. With the YouthPerfect Spa Pillowcase, pressure points on skin are diminished for a restful, crease-free sleep."

So, maybe my lack of sleep isn't so bad after all?  (Yeah I know, it's worse for me....it was worth a shot right?)

“According to the American Academy of Dermatology, resting your face on a regular pillow every night leads to wrinkles. To prevent this, many experts recommend sleeping on your back – not the most natural or comfortable position for many of us,” said Dr. Stan Batiste, M.D., president and CEO of YouthPerfect. “The YouthPerfect Spa Pillowcase Is an ultra-soft, luxurious pillowcase designed to promote restful sleep in any position. Its frictionless and high-quality engineered material blend protects the skin against forming creases that can lead to permanent wrinkling.”

As soon as I felt the pillow case, I was ready to try it out.  It is so soft and silky on one side, and a soft cotton side on the other.  I will be using the soft and silky side, at least during these hot summer months.  There's nothing better than that cool silky feeling on a hot night!

The kit includes 2 pillow cases (so I guess you could share with your significant other....or keep a spare for yourself!), 3 spa scents (Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Vanilla), 36 Aromatherapy Diffusion Strips, and a Soothing cool eye mask!  (Retails for $19.95 plus S&H)

There is a pocket inside the pillow case specifically for your aromatherapy diffusion strip.  Also, there is a button so your pillow case stays closed through the night - no more escaping pillows!! ; )  These are standard pillow cases, but they do also offer Queen and King sized cases as well.

My favorite scent is the lavender, but I bet the eucalyptus will be great when I have a cold or am stuffed up!

The Soothing Gel Eye Mask is WONDERFUL!!  It's so relaxing....and is also a great prop when playing super hero's with the kids!!  Hey, if I can de-stress and entertain 2 kiddos at the same time, I am a super hero right?

You can purchase these sets online HERE and anyone who orders now can add a third matching pillow case for an additional $9.95!

And since I'm a super hero, how about a chance to win one of these sets for yourself?  Just fill out the super easy rafflecopter entry below....
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Core Value Student

Owen was selected as the Core Value Student for the Month of April (we don't find out until May). Only one person per class is selected - there are 24 kids in his class! 

They must have known I was a blogger - since they placed his picture right by the sign!

The Chesterfield County Core Values of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Accountability are important at Winterpock.  
Each month our teachers select a student from their classroom that best follows these values in their behavior at school.  Students selected are honored each month at a Core Values Breakfast sponsored by our PTA.  At the breakfast, each student is recognized with a certificate and a reading by the principal which states why the student was selected for this honor.  We have a bulletin board in the front hall which contains the pictures of our Core Value Students for the current month and why they were selected. 
We are proud of all of our Winterpock students who have earned this honor.
Owen was sooo excited for his awards ceremony which was May 17th.  The night before he picked out his outfit - saying he wanted to look Pimp!  This is what he picked out....

He was determined to wear this outfit just the way it was.  Luckily after a great night's sleep, we were able to compromise and switch to khaki shorts.  We did keep the too small tie and the flame belt!  Hey, he may only get this award once, might as well let him live it up.

The next morning he could not hold back his excitement...we all loaded up and headed to school at 7:45 am!!  His Missy, Papa, and PawPaw met him there.  (MeeMaw had to get Todd ready for group, or she would have been there too, she hates having to miss this events).

It was a pretty simple process - they announced each award winner by class, and then read what the teacher wrote about that student.  The student received an award, and a printed copy of what their teacher wrote.

Owen was the third kid called up, he didn't even wait for them to say his whole name before he ran up front (FYI - he didn't have to run far, he wanted to sit at the front table!).

After he received his award we waited (and attempted to hold his sister back from running on the stage) for the rest of the recipients to receive their awards.  Afterwards they had a quick breakfast for the kids to eat before class started (donuts, pound cake, fruit, and bagels).

I can't believe how grown up my little man looks in all these pictures!!


I don't think this is part of the Core Values, but O is one heck of a good photo bomber!!  I hate that this is so blurry, but he waited until the very last minute!!

As soon as the bell rang for the kids to walk to class O was ready to go...he started seeing his car rider friends walk in and he was ready to socialize.  We had to literally hold him back to get a picture of him, his certificate, and his grandparents.


Then of course B wanted a picture too...

These last three pictures were taken extremely fast (can you tell?) - O was ready to GO and of course B wanted to do everything that O did!

Owen, we are so proud of you and everything you have accomplished in your first year of "big kid school".  We can only hope that it continues in the future.  You are leaving your sister with some big shoes to fill when she starts school!!