Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • Advance Screening KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (Get free passes here!) – #Boston
      Summer is rough but I was still hoping to catch Kubo and the Two Strings but sadly I missed one screening and this one I’m away. If you’re lucky to be here and you’re local you should totally make your way down to see it.  Firstly it is free, secondly you see it before everyone else can, and the best reason of all is this looks like a really good...
    by at August 12th, 2016 at 05:08 pm
  • Advance Screening 20th Century Fox’s ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE (100 passes available) #Boston
      There are some movies which wane after the first release and it becomes hard to capture the original momentum. Not so with Ice Age! I have watched every over ferociously with my kids. I think I may actually own a DVD of each one too. This is why I’m excited for Ice Age: Collision Course but of course I have something to keep the whole family entertained...
    by at July 12th, 2016 at 09:07 am
  • ivivva Summer Festival hits Boston! #ivivva #ivivvasummerfestival #Boston #ad
    Lululemon is the icon when it comes to women’s active wear, so you can have high expectations from ivivva (the tween active wear) from them.  There are many ways that tweens and teens are becoming more adult like and frankly most of them don’t excite me, but the fitness and health one I can easily rally behind. Having 9 and 11 year old girls in my home this...
    by at June 13th, 2016 at 07:06 am
  • Gifts for guys from AT & T #ad
    I don’ know about you but I typically struggle with buying gifts for guys. Part of it may be attributed to the fact that I come from a family of 5 sisters and no brothers, or part of it could be because maybe the females in my life have been more vocal about their gift choices. I’m glad AT & T has some suggestions! Plantronics BackBeat PRO Wireless Noise...
    by at December 22nd, 2015 at 03:12 pm
  • Gifts for all, from big to small from AT & T! #ad
    One stop shop this holiday season at AT&T where anyone and everyone can be gifted. A few of my favorites are: The Ion Clipster Active I love that it is wireless and BlueTooth enables! The fact that it is waterproof means that it is safe around the kids (juice boxes anyone?). Speaking of kids, the metal clip makes it a cinch for kids to carry it around on backpacks,...
    by at December 22nd, 2015 at 03:12 pm
  • Minions on DVD Giveaway (9 copies)
      We all watched Despicable Me excitedly. Then we watched Despicable Me 2 and was glad to make the fun last longer. But we wanted more! We were fortunate because the guys at Universal Pictures kindly gave us Minions because we could not get enough of those yellow creatures. About the movie: The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions...
    by at December 15th, 2015 at 02:12 pm
  • If you want to believe what you are seeing, you may want to check your vision! #ad #VSP
    Disclosure: This is sponsored content created for VSP but all views are my own and are not associated with VSP. So VSP, the amazing vision care company, did this amazing survey VSP “Open Talk about Open Enrollment Poll”  about how people feel about open enrollment and I would love to share it with you. Why? Because it revealed funny but true results. Raise your...
    by at November 18th, 2015 at 02:11 pm
  • Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out Giveaway! 4 Copies up for grabs! #ad
    I’m a huge Pixar fan! Animation which manages to entertain adult and child alike. Inside Out hits the sweet spot for me for so many reasons like the female protagonist, the emotional roller coaster and of course the amazing cast (Poehler and Kaling kill it). More about the movie: Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside their head? Disney-Pixar’s...
    by at November 12th, 2015 at 09:11 am
  • Advance Screening of Columbia Pictures Goosebumps #GoosebumpsMovie #Boston #ad
        This Sunday is my birthday. It is also my husband’s birthday. Yeah, we like to keep it weird like that here. Well, we’re not the only one with a birthday coming up, so is R.L Stine. Well how about you get the presents for this fab occasion? I thought you would agree with that. If you are excited about the upcoming movie Goosebumps then we...
    by at October 8th, 2015 at 07:10 am
  • RECIPE: Spicy Shrimp on Skewers the Hood way! #ad #FastFamilyMeals @hphood
    By now you would know that I’m a Hood® Sour Cream ambassador and I’ve been excited to share with you my concoctions with Hood Sour Cream. Today I have for you one of my favorite recipes which also happens to be something you can whip up easily on a weeknight. Spicy Shrimp on skewers can be easily made for the oven or even cooked on the grill. A little tip...
    by at September 8th, 2015 at 07:09 am
  • Review: Black Point Inn in Maine! #ad
    Last year I visited Migis Lodge by Sebago Lake in Maine and the proof of how much I loved the place was plastered all over my walls in the form of photos. My husband has been arguing that it could easily replace Cancun as our favorite vacation spot (no, seriously!). So when I was invited to another resort managed by the same folks who run Migis, I said yes. With an impending...
    by at August 14th, 2015 at 11:08 am
  • There’s a new Hood Sour Cream Contest in town! #FastFamilyMeals #ad
    There’s so much fresh news in the air: I moved (yay for me) and I’m a Hood® Sour Cream ambassador (yay for us). I was stinky thrilled to work with Hood® Sour Cream (and for those wanting the lighter option there’s Hood® Light Sour Cream) for 3 reasons: I love food, I love recipes and I love local! I have so much more to share because my darlings...
    by at August 11th, 2015 at 08:08 am
  • Review of Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa at Stowe in Vermont! #ad
    Travel is one of those things that guided me to move to the USA. I honestly believe if I was a millionaire I would spend all my money traveling. When I was approached to take a test run of the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa, we were in the midst of debating a home sale so it was welcome respite. Vermont is one of my favorite states hands down for their progressive...
    by at June 17th, 2015 at 07:06 am
  • Recipe: Vegetarian Pesto Pizza! #ad #PYREX100
    Everyone has their Pyrex story, so when Pyrex asked me to be a part of their campaign to celebrate their 100th year anniversary I was giddy.  If you want to see more goodness from the Pyrex 100 celebration check it out the Pyrex 100th anniversary page! I was honored to be asked but when they offered to pay me and send me products it, I felt guilty. I LOVE the brand and...
    by at June 12th, 2015 at 10:06 am
  • Advance Screening DreamWorks new movie Home (Passes available)
    Home is a movie my kids spied as a trailer while watching another months ago and my little one noted that it was close to her birthday so wanted it as her birthday surprise party. Don’t you love how excited kids get about their birthday? My favorite thing about this movie is the appeal to all kids about that time they felt like they did not fit in. Albeit it be an...
    by at March 17th, 2015 at 07:03 am
  • Alvin Ailey hits #Boston! Win 4 tickets!
    As far as I can remember I have been in awe of Alvin Ailey. And all of this just from blurbs and on television. The moves mesmerized and captivated me to literally jaw dropping moment. There is no doubt that talent oozes out from the performance. About Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street...
    by at March 16th, 2015 at 07:03 am
  • An open letter to my loves! All of them! #PutYourHeartToPaper
    The following is a post sponsored by Hallmark but all words are mine alone! To my dear husband Ramesh, I recall my mom saying that she felt bad for the guy that had to live up to my high standards and me telling her, the right guy would consider our relationship worth it. One of the things that made me fall in love with you, hard, was that you were looking to grow with...
    by at February 12th, 2015 at 11:02 am
  • Disney On Ice presents Frozen in Boston! (Giveaway)
    You would have to be living under a cave to have not heard about the movie Frozen. Even if you are one of the rare people who resist watching it (I can’t understand why), the Frozen euphoria that has swept the world would not go unnoticed. Since Frozen hit the circuit every facet of our life including cereal and sneakers you would have thought every avenue was exhausted?...
    by at February 10th, 2015 at 10:02 am
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 on DVD (Giveaway)
    How to train your dragon (the first one) has always been one of my favorite movies. There was so much heart and the part where he lost his leg left me in tears. It was difficult to imagine that How to Train Your Dragon 2 would improve on that. Or even just not disappoint. Raise your hand if you recall how many sequels bombed? Not only did How to Train Your Dragon 2 not...
    by at December 6th, 2014 at 09:12 am
  • Get passes to an Advance screening of Annie! #Boston (50 passes)
    Annie was a movie that we all grew up on.  It was a classic tearjerker that filled us hope and joy. That spunky red hair was iconic. Time for an update! I am so excited about this movie more so for the cast. The original was a tough act to beat and the producers and directors knew that had to have a stellar cast to grab our attention. ANNIE is being released by Columbia...
    by at December 4th, 2014 at 08:12 am
  • That time we slept in the Museum Of Science! #Boston
    I have done some pretty crazy things in life, thanks to the blog, and outside of it. Flying up in a chair with helium balloons for promotions with the movie UP, ziplining in Utah at a conference, cruising TWICE, Cancun (TWICE), Disneyworld (TWICE), Disneyland, and so much more,… but spending a night at a museum??? Well that is just a whole lot of goodness for 2 engineers...
    by at December 1st, 2014 at 09:12 pm
  • GameStop Cyber Monday Deals (Win $50 GameStop gift card)
    There are many people who love Black Friday, me I’m a Cyber Monday girl. Listening to the radio the top 2 categories for sought after items is technology followed closely behind by toys. GameStop gaming provides a marriage of both worlds and on cyber Monday it is heaven.   Here are some deals to look out for: GameStop is offering special Cyber Monday and...
    by at December 1st, 2014 at 04:12 pm
  • Instantly Framed: from phone to frame! (Discount code)
    Raise your hand if you take a million more photos with your smartphone! Now keep your hand up if you are consistent with printing and managing your pictures? I thought so! Just too many of you out there like me who are click happy but not so print happy. I don’t know about you but printing at home digs a hole in my wallet with ink and special paper costs. This frustration...
    by at November 23rd, 2014 at 03:11 pm
  • $300 Minted Holiday Cards Giveaway!
    The holidays are my favorite time of the year. Everyone is smiling, reflecting and loving. One of the favorite parts of the holidays is the receiving of holiday cards. Seeing everyone’s warm faces as they adorn our walls fills the air with love. It is why I take pride to make holiday cards each year. Truth be told Minted has spoiled me and I can’t bear to...
    by at November 20th, 2014 at 07:11 pm
  • Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy (Discount + Giveaway)
    I love that holiday seasons always have the magic of Disney on Ice. It is like a fabulous tradition each year. I love watching the spectacle on ice but honestly love watching the magic mirrored in my kids’ faces as they watch the show. What is up for the newest rendition of Disney on Ice? Experience a magical Disney fantasy live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with...
    by at November 13th, 2014 at 09:11 am
  • Get screening passes to see Penguins of Madagascar (50 available)! #Boston
    Penguins of Madagascar was a movie that had to have been made. I mean seriously guys, who has seen the Madagascar movies and did NOT feel that those penguins deserved a movie of their own? So much character and tales were itching to be told and it was crystal clear to me that these guys needed their own limelight. Well how about all of the limelight? They get to hog the...
    by at November 13th, 2014 at 08:11 am
  • Six Flags and Fright Fest! Win tickets!
    Recently Six Flags invited us over for a media day afternoon event. Six Flags New England is about a 2 hour drive so we debated the drive since Hubby was teaching Scratch programming classes that day but we knew our family always has tons of fun at Six Flags so we decided to go. We normally visit Six Flags during summer and love their water park but sadly missed it this...
    by at October 17th, 2014 at 09:10 am
  • Celebrate release of The Best Of Me movie and win flowers! #TheBestOfMe
    I’m all about feel good movies. I love a good drama and those that have a romantic element seal the deal. Nicholas Sparks has been kicking out this stuff successfully for a while and the latest movie rendition is The Best of Me. I have not seen it yet but am saving it to see on a date night. ProFlowers has teamed up with the release of the movie and created a special...
    by at October 9th, 2014 at 07:10 am
  • Great Wolf Lodge celebrates Halloween, Thanksgiving and Winter! (Win a stay)!
    Recently we were invited to a media event at Great Wolf Lodge New England and I was ecstatic because I had already spent a night during the Opening so I knew it was ten times more fabulous than those advertisements on TV can capture (even though they have been known to entrance any kid or adult alike).  We were going to be experiencing a myriad of seasonal celebrations...
    by at October 9th, 2014 at 07:10 am
  • Chobani hands out free breakfast #Boston October 6th to 8th (7:00-10:00am) #StopSadBreakfast #ad
    This is a sponsored post! We’re a yogurt family! I mean a HUGE yogurt family. We are big believers in the power of those live cultures in the yogurt and our fridge is NEVER without yogurt. Chobani told me about their plan to intercept people eating sad breakfasts, you know those heavy sugar laden ones that make you feel good at the time but yuck later?? yeah, those!...
    by at October 4th, 2014 at 07:10 am
  • Smart t-shirts for Tween girls at Gymboree!
    I have a few stores I love to frequent that appeal to how I like my girls to dress. Basically I like my kids to dress like, kids, as I see no need to fast forward growing up. Getting smart clothing for my girls reflecting their sense of style and smarts has not been easy so I am going to give a shout out to a few when I find them. These are just a few of the shirts I found...
    by at October 1st, 2014 at 10:10 am
  • Get screening passes to see Dolphin Tale 2 (100 available)! #Boston
    Dolphin Tale 2 has our family excited. Dolphin Tale had something for everyone in my family including my hard-to-please hubby who has a huge love for animals. For me having a special needs child I have a super soft spot for anyone in the face of adversity. The kid get caught up in the whole adventure of “will they” “won’t they”. Of course...
    by at August 27th, 2014 at 06:08 pm
  • Dragons Interactive Story App and a chance to win $50 iTunes gift card!
    A few months ago I scored a bargain and bought 2 iPad minis for my girls (which NEVER happens for Apple products). My hubby was reluctant about letting the girls have their own devices since we are extremely cautious about them being online, but I maintained they needed their own pace to creatively try new things. Plus, both my girls have been learning programming (Scratch...
    by at August 16th, 2014 at 07:08 am
  • 7 Reasons Migis Lodge (Sebago Lake, Maine) is perfect for a family vacation!
    I could tell you so many reasons why you should go to Migis Lodge at Sebago Lake Maine, but I thought is better that I show you. When I was invited on a media trip to Migis Lodge at Sebago Lake in Maine, I will admit to knowing nothing about it. Then I mentioned it to a friend and she was so excited and could not stop gushing about the place so I decided to check it out....
    by at July 25th, 2014 at 01:07 pm
  • 5 Reasons to watch Earth To Echo! (Giveaway)! #earthtoecho #Boston
    I know I wrote a post giving several readers screening passes (you lucky devils I could not make any of them so I paid and watched it on my own) but I said nothing on my thoughts about the movie Earth To Echo  because I had not yet seen it. Also you would recall they had a promotion with Code.org and any movie that promotes coding is a favorite as hubby and I were both...
    by at July 19th, 2014 at 05:07 am