The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: April 2016

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Finding Dory Activity Sheets!

Hey all, here are some great activity sheets from Finding Dory! Finding Dory will be in theatres on June 17th!! These are great for the kids! Just click and print!












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Visit Disney/Pixar on Tumblr: http://disneypixar.tumblr.com  

Visit the official FINDING DORY website here: https://disney.com/findingdory 

FINDING DORY swims in theatres everywhere on June 17th!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

World Vision Catalog Handmade Baby Bib Giveaway!

If there is one organization I love working with it's World Vision. I truly believe in what World Vision does to support communities and individuals out of long-term poverty. World Vision helps communities mobilize to take ownership of long-term projects that support clean water, health care, agriculture, education and income generation. By partnering with those in need to build lasting solutions that address their challenges.



While the world is vast-- global population exceeds 7 billion people across thousands of diverse ethnic, religious and linguistic groups--the Internet is transforming how we connect to each other, making it easier than ever to embrace global citizenship from an early age. In honor of Mother's Day, World Vision has some wonderful tips for parents to teach their children to become global citizens.

  • Turn story time into a teachable moment: Learning about other countries and cultures can happen during daily activities. Choose children’s books that accurately portray other cultures or focus on historical events for afternoon or bedtime reading. After finishing the book, parents can talk to children about what they learned and how the lives of the characters in the book differ from their own.
  • Make the facts digestible for young minds: Young children may have a difficult time comprehending abstract statistics about inequality around the world. Create a math activity at home to make this information more relatable. Use beads or buttons to count out how many children are in the child’s class, and then remove items based on global averages for clean water access or hunger statistics. According to World Vision’s 2015 Food Assistance Report, 1 in 6 children – more than 1.4 million kids - are dangerously underweight because they lack access to adequate food and nutritional assistance. For a classroom of 24, remove 4 beads to represent these children.

  • Experiment at home: Ask children to put themselves in another person’s shoes by conducting experiments at home. For example, create a family menu budgeting $1.25 a day per family member. Give children $1.25 during the next grocery store trip - the amount of money that 1.3 billion people worldwide live on each day, according to World Vision - and let them shop and price compare themselves. Afterwards, talk about the types of foods they couldn’t purchase and what kinds of foods the menu is limited to: Were you able to purchase fresh fruits or vegetables? Is the meal limited to rice or pasta? What kind of protein could you afford to buy?

  • Sponsor a child: Get children involved directly in providing a “hand up” to communities in need around the world by sponsoring a child as a family through World Vision. Involve children in the process of choosing a boy or girl to sponsor; ask them to write cards and draw pictures for the sponsored child, and talk to them regularly about how the sponsorship donation is helping provide equal opportunities for boys and girls, clean water, bed nets, job training for parents, and much more – including the freedom to simply be a child.
Sponsoring a child through World Vision is a great way to help out. Child sponsorship through World Vision allows for a one-on-one relationship with a sponsored child, while pooling gifts from sponsors who support children within the same community to provide long-term resources for lasting change.


So check out World Vision and check out the catalog because if you do not want to sponsor a child, you can help out by buying a goat or chicken in some one's name. I know I do this every holiday season. Instead of a gift I make a gift in honor of my friends.



And thanks to the World Vision, I have a great giveaway. I have a Handmade Baby Bib from the World Vision Gift Catalog as a symbol of the value of teaching children to be global citizens from the youngest age. Every bib is handmade by artisans in Bali using only sustainable materials and recycled fabrics. These Fair Trade artisans utilize the traditions of Balinese craftsmanship while honoring nature with the smallest carbon footprint possible.

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.

Purex® plus Clorox 2® Stain Fighting Detergent

The Purex band provided me with a sample of Purex® plus Clorox 2® in exchange for a product review. Opinions are 100% my own.




Purex is my favorite laundry detergent. I use it because it works. It works on my dirty laundry. It takes out stains and leaves my laundry smelling fresh and clean. I also love using Purex Crystals to make my laundry smell even fresher.


When I was asked to try the new Purex® plus Clorox 2®, I was thrilled. During this time of year, hubby is always in the garden. When he comes in, his jeans are filthy. His socks are brown and I have to try and get the stains out. There are some that are set in but I try to at least get the fresh stains out.


Why I love Purex® plus Clorox 2® is that it combines Purex with the power of Clorox. It is formulated to remove the toughest stains from clothes. Purex® plus Clorox 2® works on 100 stains. It is safe with colors and it is bleach free. It comes in two fragrances: Sunny Linen and Original Fresh.


Purex® plus Clorox 2® will removes stains like chocolate, blood, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce and grass stains. It worked on hubby's jeans that were stained with fresh dirt. These are his work jeans and are already stained but I wanted to ensure they do not get more stains. It worked. I just added a little detergent to the jeans before washing and then washed them. The stain came out and the jeans look so much cleaner.



Purex® plus Clorox 2® is a great product that I will be using from now on. I love detergent that also fights those tough stains. If you want to try Purex® plus Clorox 2® head to the store or you can win 2 coupons for Purex® plus Clorox 2® if you enter on the Rafflecopter widget 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, April 18, 2016

Teleflora's "One Tough Mother" campaign + Giveaway! #OneToughMother

Now that I am older, I always look back on how important my mom was in my life. I didn't always know it back then but now I know how much she did for me and my sister. I remember when I was very little, she took in sewing.

hen we were older, she worked factory jobs. She also cleaned apartments on the weekend to make extra money. And through all that, she made sure that me and my sister had everything we needed. She would go without things so that we could have new clothes for school or new shoes.

She was one tough mom because she protected us and loved regardless of the circumstances. So this Mother's Day, I celebrate and honor my mother. She was and is the rock in my life.



This year, you can also celebrate your mom with a Teleflora bouquet. I received the Love and Joy Bouquet. It is a beautiful arrangement filled with fragrant and bright spring flowers. It feature pink roses, pink carnations (that always remind me of my mom) and these flowers come in a gorgeous pink hummingbird vase.



These were delivered to my office because I missed them at the house. When they arrived, all my co-workers were truly jealous. They brightened up my whole office and make me smile every time I see them.


There are a variety of gorgeous Mother Day bouquets you can send to your mom or the at special someone. Each of these gorgeous Mother’s Day bouquets are professionally-arranged and hand-delivered by a local florist. My local florist, Eddie's Floral Galley did such a great job with my bouquet. I love Teleflora arrangements so much that when one of our loyal donors at work had an anniversary his past week, I went to Eddie's and ordered one of the Teleflora Anniversary arrangements for his 50th wedding anniversary!


Look at these beautiful arrangements you can begin ordering on April 18th. Mother's Day is around the corner so be prepared!

The perfect gift to celebrate mom and tickle her pink! This elegant bouquet is brimming with springtime’s finest colors, featuring hot pink roses, miniature pink carnations, huckleberry, lavender stems and lavender chrysanthemums all nestled within a gorgeous blooming flower and hummingbird vase, the ultimate symbol to show mom your appreciation and love.

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“WOW” mom with this stunning gift that exudes classic elegance; and dazzles and delights with fresh blooms full of luscious dark pink roses and fragrant lilies within a glorious sculpted lavender glass vase.

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Fill mom’s heart by honoring her timeless devotion with this charming 2-in-1 gift she will cherish. A luxurious mix of rich lavender roses and chrysanthemums, fragrant white lilies and eucalyptus is hand-delivered in a tall, rustic Provencal-style water pitcher (FDA-approved and food safe) that is perfect for mom’s springtime entertaining.
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Teleflora’s Butterfly Sunrise Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $49.95)
Playful and sweet just like mom, this brilliant bouquet of peach roses, yellow alstroemeria, and lavender chrysanthemums will make every mom’s heart flutter with happiness. This 2-in-1 gift also serves as a darling oversized keepsake mug (FDA-approved and food safe) adorned with dancing watercolor-hued butterflies for long-lasting enjoyment.

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Teleflora’s Painted Blossoms Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $39.95)
Surprise sisters, daughters, and new moms by showering her with a bright, joyful floral bouquet bursting with a lovely medley of orange roses, yellow alstroemeria, and brilliant pink carnations. Arrives professionally-arranged in this delicate pink ceramic cube vase with painted blossoms complement the fresh blooms of spring!
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So this Mother's Day, give Mom or grandmother or any other special lady in your life a wonderful Teleflora bouquet. Thanks to the wonderful peeps at Teleflora, I have a $75 code that you can use to make some one's Mother Day special. 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.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Nonni’s Turtle Pecan Biscotti Giveaway!



Did you know the April 14th is National Pecan Day? Well, it is. I have to say that I love pecans. I like eating them as is and especially love them in pecan pie. I am a pecan pie fiend. Pecans are delicious and the are also chalk full of antioxidants and healthy fat.


I love eating pecans and pecan pie but I can't do that everyday. But now I found a snack that I can have everyday: Nonni's Turtle Pecan Biscotti. It's a light, crunchy, guilt-free cookie perfect for indulging your sweet tooth.

Nonni’s Turtle Pecan Biscotti are filled with the finest pecans available, blended with creamy caramel and dipped in gourmet milk chocolate to create a truly satisfying combination. The treats are made with real butter, whole eggs and wheat flour and are only 110 calories per serving!


I love these because I am trying to keep my snacks under 150 calories. The Nonni's Turtle Pecan Biscotti is perfect. It satisfies my sweet tooth and fills me up when I need a quick snack at work or at night. The biscotti is crispy and sweet. The chocolate is delicious and the pecans give it that nutty flavor I love.

These are really good. Be sure to check out this delicious flavor in its brand new packaging, now available on retail shelves nationwide. If you love biscotti, pecans and a touch of caramel, these are for you.

If you want to win some Nonni's Turtle Pecan Biscotti, then enter below! Remember to follow Nonni's on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.

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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, April 13, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Crafts and Recipes!!

Hey all, heck out these great crafts and recipes!! If you haven't seen the new Star Wars, do so, It is amazing!



Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out on Digital HD TODAY & Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Masterlock Sentry Safe Review and Giveaway!



You all know we love to travel. We try and travel as much as we can. ALong with traveling though, comes safety concerns.

Whether in the airport, a hotel room or just walking around a new location, I am always looking for ways to keep my items safe. I always make sure to use a bag that I can keep close to my body and it always has a zipper. I do not wear jewelry when walking around.

In my hotel room, I use the safe to store anything of value. If there is no safe, I take it with me or keep it in the car. But carrying around my tablet is a pain. I am not sure if that is that safe either.


That is what I love about my new Masterlock Sentry Safe. This small safe is great to travel with. It is the perfect size for jewelry, car keys, credit cards or a small tablet. Because it is is small, it fits right into your carry on bag. It comes with a cable that can be used to secure it to a fixed object. I love this because I can attach to something in my hotel room and it cannot be taken. It is the next best thing to a wall safe.


This is such a handy item. And I am taking it with me to Myrtle Beach later this month when we are taking a mini-vacation. It will be the perfect companion since we are staying in a non-traditional hotel room.



Here are some other tips from Masterlock to keep you and your valuables safe whe you travel:

Pack Smart and Secure – Avoid over-packing by checking the weather forecast for your destination in advance and packing accordingly. Also, keep your luggage protected with on-the-go security products such as TSA-accepted luggage locks like the Master Lock 4688D or the 4680DBLK. These affordable and reliable solutions keep your valuables protected whether you’re checking bags at the airport while en route to your destination, or upon arrival and storing valuables in your luggage in your hotel room. 
Prepare for the Unexpected – If you are traveling by car, have your vehicle examined beforehand and stock up on emergency supplies such as blankets, bottled water, snacks, flashlights and jumper cables. Ensure your tires have good tread, are properly inflated and make sure you can locate your spare. Be aware of road conditions before leaving the house and plan accordingly. 
Tap into Technology – With new apps geared toward travelers, getting to your destination and enjoying your surroundings upon arrival is easier than ever. There are apps that offer real-time travel advice personalized to your exact location, weather conditions and interests along with direction-related apps that offer tips on traffic, road conditions and construction. You can also securely store copies of travel documents, health records and passports through the Master Lock Vault app for convenient 24/7 access. 
Enjoy the Elements Worry-Free – For less than $30, portable safes like the SentrySafe Small Portable Combination Safe or Master Lock SafeSpace Portable Personal Safe offer peace of mind and keep your cell phone, money, keys, jewelry, credit cards and other small valuables locked and secure while you take a walk on the beach, dip into the pool or enjoy an adventure of any kind. The compact and versatile safes feature a durable cable, which can be wrapped securely around a fixed object or serve as a carrying handle. 
Limit Social Media – While it’s appealing to share details of your vacation via social networks, this could make you a target for cyber-savvy burglars. Publically posting the dates of your trip or sharing check-ins and photos tagging your location creates a security risk to your home. Instead of posting in real-time, capture moments and photos and share via one photo album or video once you return from your trip.

Another Masterlock product you need to check out is the TSA-accepted luggage lock that offers on-the-go security, featuring an easy-to-use combination lock that affixes to your luggage. It is affordable and reliable solution keeps your valuables protected whether you’re en route to your destination, such as checking your bags at the airport, or once you’ve arrived and your luggage is stored in your hotel room. The Master Lock TSA-accepted luggage lock is sold online at masterlock.com and at retailers nationwide. Suggested Retail Price: $10.



The Sentry Safe Small Portable Combination Safe suggested retail price is $25 and can usually be found online and at retailers nationwide.

If you would like a chance to win a Masterlock Sentry Safe then enter below on the Rafflecopter widget.


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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.