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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I'm an Ambassador of Kindness ~ A Million Words of Kindness Campaign #Cinderella #BeKind

On September 15, the Digital HD and Blu-ray™ release of Disney’s “Cinderella” will be available. To honor this event, Walt Disney Studios is proud to announce the “A Million Words of Kindness” Campaign. This campaign launched on August 15, 2015. Inspired by the spirit of Cinderella, this online initiative invites fans everywhere to pledge their commitment to be courageous and kind in the hopes of achieving “A Million Words of Kindness” in time for World Kindness Day on November 13th, 2015.

When I was in Los Angeles for the D23 Expo, we had a wonderful dinner at Carthay Circle where we were made "Ambassadors of Kindness." When I attended the Cinderella premiere earlier this year, I was loved the movie. I loved the message of being kind. In the film “Cinderella,” Ella is told by her mother, “Where there is kindness, there is goodness; and where there is goodness, there is magic.” 

It is similar to what my parents taught me when I was little. My mami always told me that I needed to treat everyone with kindness regardless of their station in life. She said even if people were not nice to me I should still try to be kind because it might change their attitude. 

I have tried to live up to her words but sometimes it is hard. But her words have helped me in my new job. I work at a homeless shelter and I sometimes have to deal with the our guests who come to seek help. I am always kind to them because I have no idea what their circumstances are. But there are times when a smile or a good morning, can change their day. Even a small gesture like sitting with them during lunch can make a difference. 

I know this because there are days when I am not happy and someone smiles at me or says a kind word and it changes my day completely. A little kindness goes a long way. Try it sometime. Just say hello to a stranger. Smile at someone. It can be magic. 

Besides being kind in your everyday life, you can submit words of courage and kindness at, using the hashtags #Cinderella and #bekind or the handle @Cinderellamovie. Your kind words will then appear on the site’s interactive “Kindness Wall.” I tried it and it was cool. 

Visit the “A Million Words of Kindness” Campaign and use your words to help make the world a kinder, more magical place and become an Ambassador of Kindness as well. 

Disclosure: I attended the #D23Expo and my expenses: flight, accommodations, transportation and some meals were be covered by Disney. All opinions, however, are 100% mine.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Orkin Household Pests 101 Back to School Pack Giveaway! #LearnWithOrkin

It’s back-to-school time and class is in session. Orkin is back with Household Pests 101 – featuring some of Orkin’s scientific knowledge of pests. The Orkin Man is here to help you #LearnWithOrkin so you don't get schooled by pest problems in your own home.

I know that it is impossible not to have pests in your home but with Orkin the chances are more likely you won't. Check out the Orkin "Household Pests 101" blog app for yourself and get some great information. Take the Pest Prevention Quiz by clicking on the image. Find out if you are up to the task of getting rid of pesky buggers!

While you are at it, click on the phone in the image above and watch the "Bite Back at Mosquitoes" YouTube video. It gives some great info on how to avoid having them in your home. Orkin helps you get rid of unwanted pests in your house.

I also have a great prize pack to giveaway. Look below.

The Orkin Back-To-School Prize Pack includes:

One (1) Silver USB Portable Charger – We know you’re on the go from sun up to sun down and you can't afford not to be accessible. This emergency charger is small, sleek and can help your phone keep up with your busy lifestyle!

One (1) Double Wall Stainless Steel Travel Mug w/ lid - Your car isn't the only thing that needs fueling up in the morning … this stainless steel travel mug is a great way to ensure your morning coffee is always within arm’s reach.

One (1) Orkin “Protect Your Home” PDF Checklist - This handy checklist from the experts at Orkin will help you think like a pest in order to help protect your home from pests.

If you want to win, just enter below on the Rafflecopter widget.

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At Orkin, we use the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your needs. To learn more about our pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.

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. Each household is only eligible to win Back to School Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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.