Friday, September 19, 2014

Little Caesars Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza - Review and Giveaway

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Little Caesars proudly introduces a large, soft pretzel crust, pepperoni pizza for just $6! Bringing two classic flavors, soft pretzel and pizza, together for a limited time. It has a flavorful, buttery, soft pretzel outer edge crust and is topped with creamy cheddar cheese sauce, a blend of 100% real cheese, and pepperoni. It's finished with a 4-cheese gourmet blend of Asiago, fontina, Parmesan, and white cheddar cheeses.

Hungry? Get to Little Caesars right now and try the new Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza for a limited time, for just $6! HOT-N-READY 4-8PM or order anytime!

Little Caesars, world's easiest way to pizza!




My family loves to get our grub on with Little Caesars pizza. It's one of our favorite pizza chains, both for taste and affordability. Last week we tried a couple Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizzas and it gave us another reason to like Little Caesars. I wouldn't necessarily say it tastes like pizza but it's tasty nonetheless. The golden soft pretzel crust is salted on the edges and the yellow cheese sauce is deliciously warm and creamy. Topped with cheeses and pepperoni, it's a new take on pizza that we all liked. The ingredients were fresh and the overall taste combination worked.


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One person will win a $15 Little Caesars gift card.

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Video Contest To Form The Real-Life BIG HERO 6

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XPRIZE has joined forces with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Disney Corporate Citizenship for today’s launch of a nationwide video contest designed to find the real-life counterparts to the animated heroes that will soon burst onto the big screen in “BIG HERO 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure from Disney opening November 7, 2014.

The DISNEY BIG HERO 6 – XPRIZE CHALLENGE invites young people between the ages of 8 and 17 to harness their creativity and come up with innovative ideas to tackle the world’s biggest challenges using science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics.

The six winners, the real-life “Big Hero 6,” will travel to Los Angeles to walk the red carpet at the film’s Hollywood premiere in early November, go behind the scenes and meet the creative minds at both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, join a special “Visioneering™” experience at XPRIZE headquarters, plus other prizes.

Video Submissions will be judged on innovation, creativity and presentation. Twenty (20) finalists will be selected based on the highest scores resulting from preliminary scoring by XPRIZE judges. In mid October, a panel of luminary S.T.E.A.M. expert judges will evaluate the twenty finalists’ submissions and six (6) winners will be selected through a combination of the expert judges’ scores and public voting results.

In addition to the trip to Los Angeles, the six winners will receive reimbursement for one (1) Contestant registration for FIRST® LEGO® League for the competition season 2014-2015 in the US or Canada, and a Special littleBits® NASA Space Kit and cloudBit™ Starter Kit.

The contest is open for submissions from September 17, 2014, to October 12, 2014. Participating kids will compete in two divisions: Junior Division (8-12 years of age), and Senior Division (13–17 years of age). All entrants must have prior consent from their parent or legal guardian in order to participate in the challenge. Registration details are available at xprizechallenge.org/bighero6.

The video submissions may involve a short story, sculpture, drawing, model, robot or whatever method best communicates the idea in the most creative way (please see Official Rules for further details, restrictions and limitations). They will be scored on how well they explain the problem, show their solution, and explain what they learned and the impact their idea would have on themselves and the world. The more creative and engaging their presentation is, the better their chance of winning.

HomeLogic - Natural Cleaning Products Review and Giveaway

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HomeLogic, a representation of products from Logic Product Group, offers natural and safe cleaning products for the home. Although I don't consider myself to be an expert of all things natural, I have been taking note of how I can live a life using products that are safer and more eco-friendly for my home and my body. HomeLogic uses only 100% plant and mineral-based ingredients.

I received a few products from the HomeLogic line and put them to the test in my home. I liked the idea of using cleaners that didn't contain chemicals, but I wondered if they actually worked. HomeLogic proves that you don't need strong chemicals to effectively and completely get rid of dirt, grease, and grime.

Natural HomeLogic Foaming Hand Soap - Citrus Grove is safe and gentle on the skin and leaves them smelling pleasant. One or two squirts from the pump is sufficient and it's effective in removing dirt and residue from hands.

I have a dog that inevitably leaves its mark everywhere. I have no intentions of guests walking into a house that smells of dog, and the Natural HomeLogic Odor Eliminator Spray - Citrus Grove helps eliminate that odor. The citrus grove scent is light and airy. I do wish the fragrance was a little more noticeable but it still mostly eliminates foul odors in my home.

Natural HomeLogic All Purpose Cleaner - Citrus Grove works wonderfully for wiping grime and residue from my countertops, sink, and stove. I use it often around my home to clean up messes and it leaves a light, airy scent.

The All Purpose Cleaner, Foaming Hand Soap, and Odor Elminator Spray are all clear in color and I'm pleased with how they work, without chemicals that could be damaging. All Natural HomeLogic products are Safe, Gluten Free, Vegan, 100% plant and mineral derived, and formulated for people with sensitive skin.

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One person will win two bottles of HomeLogic All Purpose Cleaner - Citrus Grove.

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The Beatrix Girls Themed Birthday Party - Giveaway

I received products in exchange for this post as part of the Beatrix Girls VIP Blogger Program.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ. This post contains an embedded video.


The Beatrix Girls is a line of collectible pop-star dolls driven by original music. The Beatrix Girls' message is to empower and inspire young girls throughout the country through their music, fashion and goal-oriented lifestyle. The four band members of The Beatrix Girls includes Brayden, Ainsley, Lark, and Chantal. Kids can interact by collecting their music and joining their fan club.

The Beatrix Girls dolls are very highly stylized and uniquely designed to break the mold of 50 years of "me too" dolls. They are masterfully scuppted in a unique angular design style. Their proportions are differentiated with huge heads, lots of flowing hair, and very large expressive eyes.



The Beatrix Girls are an accomplished pop-star band with real music that young girls are sure to adore, and they just happen to be beautiful 12" dolls. They're young, they're real, they're spunky, and they're relatable to young girls. These 12" dolls not only interact in the real life-sized human world, but they also produce real music, real hits, and real sales.

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One person will win The Beatrix Girls Themed Birthday Party Kit that includes:
15 Beatrix Girls posters
15 Beatrix Girls stickers
15 Beatrix Girls Debut CD "Meet the Beatrix"
15 Beatrix Girls balloons
4 Beatrix Girls Dolls
Beatrix Girls Activity Book

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Snackeez - Review and Giveaway

I received product for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.


We've only got two hands and sometimes that's not enough. Snackeez is an all-in-one snacking solution that combines snacks and drinks into one cup, for a convenient solution. Merchandised as an "As Seen on TV" product, Snackeez has a bottom section that holds a cold beverage and a top section that holds a snack. A hole for the straw pokes through the top.

To use the Snackeez, remove the upper compartment and fill the lower portion of the cup with your drink. Fill the upper compartment with any kind of dry food snack and slip into place; put the straw through the hole. To drink, sip on the straw and the liquid will flow out. To eat the snack, flip plastic cover open and grab your munchies.


Available in four colors, I received the neon green Snackeez. It came with instructions that were easy to follow. All of the components are hard plastic, including the straw, so you can wash and reuse over and over again. Due to the separated compartment, the food never comes in contact with the liquid. Snackeez fits in most cupholders. You can fit several small (like peanuts and M&Ms) or a few larger snack bites (like strawberries and chips) in the food compartment portion of Snackeez. There were a couple occasions where the liquid did leak out a bit if the Snackeez was tipped over. I found that the kids were especially fond of Snackeez for the "cool" factor and the convenience.


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One person will win a Snackeez.

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High Performance Nutrition with Muscle Milk - #HormelFamily

I received product as part of the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger program. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.


Hormel Foods has announced the addition of Muscle Milk - a well-known protein brand - to its family of products. The Muscle Milk® brand is dedicated to helping athletes recover and rebuild muscle, helping them prepare for the next challenge.

Jason and I both play as referees on the local roller derby team. Three times a week we are involved in skills and drills that require a lot of energy. Protein-enhanced beverages work well for us when we need protein for our workouts. Muscle Milk contains no milk, just as the label indicates, but provides increased protein requirements. We liken Muscle Milk Ready-to-Drink in Vanilla Creme to the taste of a delicious vanilla milkshake. It helps nourish the body and tastes good.
Have you ever tried Muscle Milk or other protein-enhanced beverages?

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Playin' It Up the Scary Way

Yay, it's another Random Tuesday Thoughts with Stacy Uncorked. Link up your randomness at her blog.

me and hubby and friend

Showing my daughter just how scary her mommy can be!

Because even adults like to have some fun, we bought some el cheapo nylon Halloween masks at an Outlet Warehouse and donned them for some photos. It was ridiculous, and entertaining.
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Saturday was another home bout for our roller derby team. DRDC slaughtered the other team, 217 to 11. Next weekend I'll be changing referee positions and will be Outside Pack Ref. I'm seriously a ball of nerves over it. So far I've only ever been Inside Pack Ref and that's where I'm most comfortable. Time to suck it up, buttercup, and go outside my comfort zone.
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Sunday I went with my teen son, oldest daughter, and a friend to watch a live theatrical version of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Simply put, I was bored to tears. The acting was exceptional, I will give it that. But sitting through 2.5 hours of people yipping and yapping, without much action, really wasn't my thing.
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My mom was recently in the hospital again for a few days. Another bout of pneumonia. She's since been discharged but has several tests coming up this week. Doctors found masses on her lungs and need to check to make sure they're benign.

I lost my everlovin' mind Friday night. I couldn't handle hearing the words "lung masses". I lost a step-father and my biological father to cancer and that's the first thing that came to my mind. To say I had a meltdown is an understatement.

Now that the tears and fears are out of my system (for now) it's time to buck up and get her back to good health. If you're one to pray, I could use some. Thanks.

Tell me, what's your randomness for the week. Whatcha been up to?