The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: June 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Zing Anything’s Citrus Zinger Review and Giveaway!!


With summer coming, I start drinking a lot more water than usual. But regular water can get really boring. The temptation to grab a soda or sweet drink grows but I still try to not because water is so much better for me.

One way I can drink a lot of water is by adding flavoring. There are times when I add lemon or lime. Sometimes I add flavored sweetener. But I prefer the natural stuff because it is just better for me. And lemon can help your immune system by offering an antioxidant boost. lemon water can be a natural energizer, aiding in digestion and detoxification, and alkalizing the body by balancing pH levels. It gives you a dose of Vitamin-C and potassium.


So when I was given the opportunity to review the Zing Anything’s Citrus Zinger I was excited. The Zing Anything’s Citrus Zinger is an active infusion water bottle. It comes with 3 attachments that includes a Citrus Press, a Kiwi Reamer and a Cucumber Slicer.


The attachments squeeze the fruit directly into the water. This extracts more nutrients and flavor than other passive infusing methods. Its unique design harnesses the power of fresh fruits and preserves their taste, aroma, hue, vitamins and minerals, making it easy to enjoy the hydrating properties of water and the nutritional benefits of all-natural ingredients.


I love my Citrus Zinger. It is easy to use. It also allows me to not only add citrus to my water but any fruit or veggie that can be used by the attachments. It is great. The Zinger is BPA/EA-free and easy to clean.

The Citrus Zinger is available online and at retailers nationwide for $15.99.The Infusion Set, which includes a Citrus Zinger with Citrus Press, Kiwi Reamer and Cucumber Slicer, is also available.

If you want a chance to win a Citrus Zinger then 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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The BFG Activity Sheets for Kids!!

The BFG opens on July 1!! This looks like an amazing movie especially for the kids!! I have some great activity sheets for you to print. These are great for the summer!










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THE BFG hits theaters everywhere on July 1st!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

White Tale Coffee Subscription Box Review and Giveaway!


If you have been a follower of my blog, you know I LOVE coffee. I am obsessed with it. I drink it every day. I drink it at home, at the office and whenever I can. It is my addiction.

I even go so far as to get my coffee beans from Costa Rica because I am a coffee snob. We are traveling to Costa Rica and I know I will bring back a suitcase full of coffee. Now Costa Rican coffee is my favorite but that is only because my parents live there and it is more readily accessible to me.  But I will drink coffee from anywhere.

That's why I love the idea of White Tale Coffee. White Tale Coffee is a coffee subscription service founded by coffee lovers/roasters from Columbia who work with farmers all over the world to bring you the finest responsibly sourced beans. They are committed to telling the story of the farmers that grew the coffee, the communities that are sustained through our sales, and the journey that beans make from coffee farm to coffee cup.


Those beans are then available to you at WhiteTaleCoffee.com. I love this subscription service. The idea of getting fresh coffee beans delivered to my house is my type of service. You also have the option of different roasts and sizes. You can choose between sample packs, 12 oz. bags or 5 lb. bags. You can choose a light, medium or dark roast. You can also choose whole beans or ground coffee.

You can also choose to get deliveries every week, every other week or every four weeks. The coffee comes from Costa Rica, Colombia, Ethopia, Kenya, Mexico, Guatemala and more. You can choose your own coffee or let the roasters choose for you.

I loved the coffee. The Guatemalan coffee was a revelation. It was robust and earthy. And the Ethiopian coffee was sweet and smooth. This is a great subscription service if you are a coffee lover. If you know a coffee lover, this would be a great gift!!

I have a Sampler Pack to give away to one lucky reader! Just 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.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Bakery On Main 4-4-8 Granola Bars Review and Giveaway!


Last year, my husband had a heart bypass. We have been eating a lot healthier now. Low salt and low fat are the new rules for eating. I have found tons of recipes for savory food but it's hard to find healthier food for desserts or snacks. So when I read about the Bakery on Main 4-4-8 Granola Bars, I wanted to try them because they are lower fat bars that my husband can have.

Bakery on Main is a natural foods market on Main Street in Glastonbury, Connecticut. The founder, Michael Smulders decided to create products that were good for his customer’s dietary needs. Eleven years later Bakery On Main has seven product lines and over 30 items.


The 4-4-8 Granola bars are made with an ideal combination of four grams of protein, four grams of fiber, and eight grams of sugar, these bars are certified gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified, and made in the USA with a clean ingredient list. The bars are also free of dairy, casein and refined sugar and low in sodium, trans fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. The product’s bakeshop delicious flavors include: Oats & Honey, Double Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chocolate, and Peanut Butter & Jelly.

I tried them and really liked them. The Double Chocolate are my favorites. When I gave one to my husband, he wasn't sure about them because he is still trying to get used to the new diet but he really liked them. And the Oat and Honey bars only have 2.5 grams of fat and that is perfect for him. The bars are delicious and satisfying. They are chewy and are the perfect evening snack or for a breakfast on the go. I took some to work to have as a mid-afternoon snack. They are much better than a bag of chips.


Bakery on Main offers other products as well. Besides the granola bars, they have muesli, granola, oatmeal, snacks, and more. Bakery On Main’s 4-4-8 Granola Bars are currently rolling out at natural food retailers across the country and online for an SRP of $4.99 per 6oz box.

If you are looking for a healthier snack or gluten-free items, check out Bakery on Main. If you want to win a four pack of the 4-4-8 granola bars, 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, June 24, 2016

The BFG prize pack giveaway!

The BFG Giveaway

I know you have read The BFG. If you haven't then run out and buy it because it is a must read for all kids and adults. It's one of my favorite books. And now it is a movie and I cannot wait to see it.

To help celebrate the release of Disney's The BFG on July 1st, a group of bloggers have come together to bring you a Big Fat Giveaway (see what we did there?). There will be 18 winners total - yup, you read that right, EIGHTEEN! 15 winners will receive The BFG Paperback Book (ARV $5), 2 lucky readers will receive 3 Roald Dahl books (The BFG, Matilda, and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory - ARV $18), and 1 lucky reader will receive this $57 GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE:
About The BFG
The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. “I think it was kind of genius of Roald Dahl to be able to empower the children. It was very, very brave of him to introduce that combination of darkness and light which was so much Disney’s original signature in a lot of their earlier works like in ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Fantasia,’ ‘Snow White’ and ‘Cinderella,’ and being able to do scary, but also be redemptive at the same time and teach a lesson, an enduring lesson, to everyone, it was a wonderful thing for Dahl to have done, and it was one of the things that attracted me to want to direct this Dahl book,” says Spielberg.

The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.

Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Says Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Moana Trailer and Poster!

When I was at the D23 Expo last year, I saw the trailer to this movie and it was great. I cannot wait for this movie. I think it will be one of Disney's biggest hits.



Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements
and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. 







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MOANA arrives in theatres everywhere on November 23rd!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Making Those #tinymoments with your Baby a Tiny Bit Easier with AVEENO® + Giveaway!

I am not a mom but I know that the love between a mom and a baby is special. I have a few nieces who are new moms so I have been learning a lot from them. Luckily, I can also help them. I love giving them tips I have learned from Hispanic pediatrician Dr. Andrés Cotton. He has some great tips and I share the tips with them!

If you are a new mom or maybe an "auntie" like me, you will love his tips. Dr. Cotton's tips focus on how to establish baby rituals with the help of the AVEENO® Baby Collection #tinymoments- and enjoy maternity to the fullest!

Regulate the room temperature - Keep your baby's room warmer during the day and cooler at night. The optimal temperature for infant sleep is between 70 and 75◦F.

Use a dimmer - Lights is one way to regulate babies' body's internal clock. Plug your lamps into dimmer units and when the sun goes down in the evening, lower the lights-even if your baby isn't going right to bed.

Diaper Duty - Make sure you have everything you need nearby so you don't leave your baby unattended on the changing table (diapers, wipes, rash cream, etc.)

Do a quick spa treatment - Before bed, and after their bath with AVEENO® Baby Wash and Shampoo, give your child a 15-minute massage using slow strokes and moderate pressure using AVEENO® Baby Calming Comfort Lotion. This will help them fall asleep faster and longer. Bundle your baby up- Wrap your baby in a light blanket, this will help him calm down since this reminds them of the safe and comfortable space in the uterus.

Sing, Play, and Read with your baby - These activities stimulate the brain development and their intellectual abilities.

Sleepy Time - It is recommended that babies sleep with their parents until they are at least 5 months old. This will improve theirs and your quality of sleep, making your breastfeeding time much more comfortable.

Newborns - A newborn baby needs to feel the warmth and scent of their mother. That's why you shouldn't be afraid of 'spoiling" your baby by responding immediately to his crying. On the contrary, this will build a special bond between you and him,



I hope these tips help you! I also have a wonderful AVEENO® Baby Collection for one lucky reader. Just 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.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Zootopia Review + Giveaway!


Walt Disney Animation Studios’ (WDAS) comedy-adventure, “Zootopia” has broken records worldwide earning more than $900 million at the global box office to date. The best reviewed movie of 2016, critics and audiences around the world have fallen in love with the wonderfully innovative animal metropolis of “Zootopia” and the comedic chemistry of rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). It’s been called one of the best buddy cop comedies in years! Viewers will not only be able to enjoy the vibrant world of Zootopia and reunite with their favorite characters, but also discover more about the evolution of this extraordinary tale through in-depth bonus offerings. The runaway hit is available now via Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere.

Judy Hopps has a dream of being a police officer but everyone in her life tries to ell her that it is an impossible dream. That does not stop Judy as she follows her dream, goes to the Zootopia Police Academy and becomes a police officer. That also means she leaves her little town and heads to the big city: Zootopia. Zootopia is where all animals live together in peace. Judy is assigned to meter maid duty but that does not stop her from trying to stop crimes. During one attempt, she meets her match, Nick Wilde, a clever fox.


Judy takes on a case of a missing mammal and that when things get interesting ad she has to enlist the help of Nick. I won't get into details because you really need to watch the movie and I don't want to spoil it. But the story gets complicated and this Disney takes on some important issues about prejudice and not judging a book by its cover. It is done in a way that kids can understand. The movie is also filled with great jokes that will entertain adults.

I loved this movie. It was a tight story with great animation. I liked the message in the movie about friendship and learning how to get along with others who might be different than you. It was fun and there are some hilarious moments at the DMV and the spoof on "The Godfather" is brilliant. I definitely think it is great for kids but also adults. My husband who is not keen on animated films, really liked it and that is saying something!

Zootopia is available NOW on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere!!!

I have a digital download of the movie to giveaway to one lucky reader!! Just 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, June 10, 2016

Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass Bookmarks and Puzzle! #throughthelookingglass #aliceinwonderland

More fun stuff!!! Here are some printable bookmarks and a puzzle. With summer coming up, these are perfect! When we have guests with kids visiting, I love printing all these activity and coloring sheets to keep the kids busy. They are always a huge hit!! Enjoy!