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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Celebrate the New Year with Wonderful Halos + Giveaway!

As you may know, Wonderful Halos are in season November through May. I do love Halos. Not only are they sweet, seedless and delicious but they are a healthy snack choice. This year, I have vowed to get healthier. I am not sure I will lose weight but I am making better choices.

With Halos, I can throw a few into my purse and take them to work. I leave them on my desk and when I get hungry, I grab one and eat it. I love them because they are in their own little self contained package. They are easy to peel and they satisfies my hunger.

Plus, Wonderful Halos mandarins deliver vitamin C and have about 50 calories each. I can have 2 or 3 and it makes a really healthy low calorie snack. Three Halos will definitely fill you up! And Halos are wonderful to cook with as well.

I love using them in salads and drinks. One of my friends actually made mandarin meringue and it was delicious. I also love using Halos in marinades and salad dressings. They are so versatile!!

So this New Year make a healthy choice and try Wonderful Halos!! I received this great Wonderful Halos New Year’s Gift Box and have an extra one for one lucky reader. The box includes crafting supplies, a 2017 magnetic calendar, a beautiful bowl and free coupons!!

If you want to win, enter below.

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Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Fun Facts about MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER RACERS premiering on Disney Junior January 15! #MickeyRacersEvent

Premiering this month on Disney Junior is Mickey and the Roadster Racers. Mickey and the Roadster Racers is an upcoming car-racing adventure show for preschoolers (and kids of any age) featuring Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy.

The show takes place in Hot Dog Hills where Mickey and the gang have a garage. In their free time, they race their personalized vehicles everywhere! They have fun adventures and teach kids about sportsmanship, friendship and teamwork!

Photo credit: Disney Junior

When on the Rogue One press event, we had the opportunity to interview Producers Rob LaDuca & Mark Seidenberg. We also saw an episode of Mickey and the Roadster Racers. It was an amazing show. Perfect for kids and even adults.

💥Rob and Mark met while producing Gummi Bears. later they worked on Tutenstein, Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

💥Mickey Mouse Clubhouse dealt with curriculum. Math to be specific. As their work on Jake and the Never Land Pirates evolved they focused more on stories. Stories soon led to social issues friendship, trust, sportsmanship and teamwork.

Photo credit: Disney Junior

💥Rob and Mark say an episode can take up to a year to finish. "That's from writing to designing to color to animating, building the CG world, and then doing post-production." There is also sound effects and music..

💥Every character in Mickey's and the Roadster Racers has their own special car. Mickey has a normal car that transforms into a classic American Roadster. Goofy has a car turns into bathtub. Minnie's car turns into a Bow because of her fashion sense. Daisy's car turns into a snapdragon. And Donald's car turns into a cabin cruiser that goes in and out of the water.

Photo credit: Disney Junior

💥Inspiration for the cars in Mickey and the Roadster Racers comes from Rob and Mark visiting Jay Leno's car collection. They say they took a tour of his car collection. After the tour, Rob and Mark asked Jay to be the Rae Announcer, Billy Beagle. Interesting fact: Jay comes to the recordings in a different car every time.

💥Besides Jay Leno, other celebrities in the sow are Tim Gunn as a travel critic. Gordon Ramsey as a chef who rescues the hot dog diner. Hoda Kotb plays Mrs. Sweetums who runs a candy factory. Jane Leeves is Queen Elizabeth. Hector Elizondo as Grandpa Beagle and Patton Oswalt plays Mr. McSnorter. Fred Willard plays Mr. Doozie a hotel manager. Jimmy Johnson and Jeff Gordon make appearances. And Danica Patrick plays Danni Sue!

Photo credit: Disney Junior

💥Bill Farmer who has been doing Goofy for over 30 years. Russi Taylor who does Minnie and Tress MacNeille who has been doing Daisy for 30 years.

💥Rob and Mark wanted to treat every character equally. Daisy is a mechanic and Minnie paints cars. All the characters are equal and all do work in the garage and all run races.

Photo credit: Disney Junior

💥Minnie and Daisy run a business called Happy Helpers as well!

💥Minnie's car is called Pink Thunder and Goofy's is called Turbo Tubster!

I loved the show. It was fun and funny.The show tries to teach kids important and valuable lessons while also making it fun! Rob and Mark were great to talk with a lot of fun. They are so talented and I am sure the kids will love Mickey and the Roadster Racers!

Get more information on Mickey and the Roadster Racers premiering January 15 on Disney Junior .
Mickey and the Roadster Racers will make its television debut in a simulcast SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 (9:00 and 9:25 a.m. EST), on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Two more episodes will premiere MONDAY, JANUARY 16 (9:00 and 9:25 a.m. EST), on Disney Channel. Episodes will also be available on the Disney Junior app and Disney Junior VOD beginning Sunday, January 15, and on iTunes beginning Monday, January 16.