The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: September 2016

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Teleflora honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Pink Grace bouquet + GIVEAWAY!


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Teleflora is honoring it with the beautiful Pink Grace Bouquet. that delivers a stunning floral bouquet arrangement and also donates 15% of the purchase price from each sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, not only in the month of October, but all year-round.



Research conducted at Harvard University “demonstrates flowers in the home make a positive impact on lives finding that people are more likely to feel happier and have more enthusiasm when flowers are in their home living environment.” That is so true because when I have flowers, it makes me feel so much better.


That's why I love the idea of a bouquet not only honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month but also one that is great to give to anyone in your life who might need a little pick me up. The Pink Grace bouquet features pink roses, pink spray roses, hot pink carnations and soft pink alstroemeria accented with assorted greenery all in a pink cube that makes it cute and happy!


I loved it. I always have the flowers delivered to my office since I am not at home during the day. The Floral Gallery in Wilmington always does such a beautiful job with the flowers. And I love them on my desk because my office needs a little pick me up. And I tell you, that I get so many compliments from my co-workers, volunteers and the donors who visit my office.

If you know of someone in your life that ight have been touched with breast cancer or just needs a little pick me up in October, consider a Pink Grace bouquet from Teleflora. If you want to win a $25 gift card to buy a bouquet, 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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Prep for the Holidays with the LG ProBake Double Oven at Best Buy! #ad @BestBuy @LGUS

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Not only is it beautiful because the leaves change colors but I love the cool crisp air. I love wearing sweaters and boots and, most of all, I love being able to enjoy the holidays with my family and friends.

During this time, I love baking and making Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner. On my holiday wish list this year is a new range/oven. One of my favorites is the new LG ProBake Double Oven available at Best Buy for our Prep for the Holiday campaign.

When I lived in Santa Fe, I had a wall double ovens and it was the most amazing thing during the holidays. But our kitchen in this house is a lot smaller and we cannot have a double oven. But I can if with the new LG Pro Bake Oven because it is all in one appliance.



It is also a convection oven that makes cooking a lot faster. The LG Pro is great because you can make the main meal below and then the side dishes above. Look at the wonderful large oven space it offers. I would feel like a professional chef with this oven! The LG range moved the heating element from the bottom of the oven to the back wall for optimal heat distribution. Enjoy consistent browning on top and bottom.



The other feature I love is that the LG’s ProBake Convection ranges feature LG’s EasyClean®, get a clean oven in just 10 minutes. 10 minutes? That is crazy! My current oven requires at least 3 to 4 hours to be clean and we always have to open the windows to let the chemical smell out.

I would love to have this range. Now only because of the double ovens but because of the ease of use and it looks beautiful as well.


It is available at Best Buy. Buy it there and you can receive the Kitchen Bundle Rebate through 10/29. You will receive a Visa Gift Card valued up to $400 with purchase of a 4 piece Kitchen Package. Or, receive 5x reward points with your Best Buy account on any ProBake Range purchase from 9/28 – 10/29. This can also be stacked with the kitchen bundle rebate mentioned above.

How can you beat that deal? With the holidays coming, this is something that you might need. I know what I am asking for Christmas!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Brunch with Banfi Wines! @BanfiWines #banfiwines

I am not a wine person per se because I really don't know what wine is good with what type of food.
But I do enjoy wine with my meals every once in a while. I especially enjoy sweet and sparkling wines.

Recently I received a bundle of wines and goodies from Banfi so I could enjoy the different type of wines they produce. I was thrilled because it allowed me to get a little creative and learn about in, thus, making my experience much more pleasurable.


When you realize that there is a "science" to win and its flavors, it is helpful. Choosing the right wine pairing is key. Banfi allowed me to do so and it really made the difference. I feel like I have had a mini education on wine and love it.

Here are just some examples of my wine pairing based on what I learned and what I felt would work together.

On Sundays, we like to have Brunch. It is the only day that we can sleep in and get a break. So I like making quiches and salad. With our quiche, I decided to pair the Bolla Sparkling Wine and Rose Regale. These mainly go with sweets or in other drinks but I felt I needed something light and sweet to cut through the heaviness of the bacon and cheese quiche. They were wonderful. Light, sparkling and sweet. Not everyone lies sweet wines but those are my favorite.


The next weekend, I made a beautiful caprese salad with fresh pesto made with the basil I grew. I also had fresh mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes. Because this is such a light dish, it held up well to a red wine. This Riunite Lambrusco is fizzy and fruity (YUM) and worked well with the strong pesto and freshness of the cheese and tomato!


I have to say that I loved these wines. I still have a few more to try and pair. I am making lots of notes in my Wine Tasting Notebook and hope to enjoy them all! If you are looking for some new wines to try, check out the large selection of wines Banfi Wines sells.

Remember to follow Banfi on Twitter or like on Facebook!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Marvel's Doctor Strange Featurette!!!

What can be better than a Marvel movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch? I am not sure there is anything better than that. When this movie opens, I will be first in line!!



Like DOCTOR STRANGE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoctorStrangeMovie

Follow DOCTOR STRANGE on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrStrange

Follow Marvel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marvel/  

Visit the official DOCTOR STRANGE website here: https://marvel.com/doctorstrange

DOCTOR STRANGE opens in theatres everywhere on November 4th!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Win Free Custom Tees – Weekly 2016 Drawing

  

RushOrderTees, the nation’s fastest t-shirt printer, is hosting a weekly sweepstakes where they will be giving away free custom apparel prizes each week through 2016.  Examples include free tees, hats, aprons, sweatshirts and more. 

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It’s easy and fast to enter, just click here or visit any of our blog pages to fill out the form in seconds.  Once you are entered once you are entered for all the weekly drawings. 

Winners are announced each week from our Facebook page, and we will send an email to the winners to remind them of their prizes that week. 

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Moana Official Trailer!

I cannot waitfor this movie! Thetrailer is amazing and I know this will be a huge hit! YAY! Check out the movie poster and the trailer!!


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 exactly 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 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”), produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i, “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.



Like MOANA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/disneymoana

Follow MOANA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneymoana

Follow Disney Animation on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/disneyanimation/

Visit Disney Animation on Tumblr: http://disneyanimation.tumblr.com/

Visit the official MOANA website here: http://movies.disney.com/moana

MOANA arrives in theatres everywhere on November 23rd!




Monday, September 19, 2016

Pampers Easy Ups make Underwear Training Easier + GIVEAWAY! #PampersEasyUps

This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Pampers Easy Ups. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.



Now that my Great nephews and nieces are getting older, I find that I am more involved in what is going on. I have learned so much about potty training and ow underwear training. What I learned is that it is hard work and parents have to dedicated to training the kids but Pampers® Easy Ups™ Training Underwear make it easier.

In a recent survey, Pampers found that nearly 100 percent (93%) of parents who use training pants for their child think it’s important for training pants to feel more like underwear and one third (34%) of parents wish their child’s training pants didn’t leak so often. While “potty training” is often the end goal that parents and children look forward to, Pampers wants to highlight and celebrate the milestone of little ones and their families moving from diapers to underwear, called “underwear training.”

The new and improved Pampers® Easy Ups™ Training Underwear is a product designed to help little ones and their families during their “Underwear Training” journey. They look, fit and feel like real underwear while providing the leak protection you’d expect from Pampers. With Pampers, you will know kids feel comfortable wearing Pampers Easy Ups and thus making it easier for them to graduating to real underwear.

The 360° Stretchy Waistband make the Pampers feel like real underwear and it allows the kids to pull them up and down easily. The Extra Absorb Channels™ distribute wetness evenly inside the core of the training underwear and provides leak protection. The Easy Ups also have easy tear sides to make it easy to pull them off, just in case.



Pampers® Easy Ups™ Training Underwear come in several varieties to make underwear training fun and familiar. Get them with Thomas the Engine™,  Dora the Explorer™ and the new Hello Kitty™ designs.  New Pampers Easy Ups are available nationwide in sizes 2T-3T, 3T-4T, and 4T-5T.

My niece tried the Pampers Easy Ups with her son. She told me they were really easy for him to pull up and down. She also mentioned that it made it a lot easier when she tried to transition him into real underwear but she is still trying. I am sure my mom would have loved to have these when I was just a baby.


Pampers is offering a coupon that you can print at home for $2 off 1 pack of new Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants. Help make the potty training process easy and more affordable with this high-value coupon. Here’s how to save: You can get the Pampers Easy Ups coupon. Just print, shop, and save – and keep an eye out for more Pampers coupons in the future!


For more information, visit www.pampers.com to learn more about Pampers products, join the Pampers Rewards program, and find ideas and information to help your baby get the most out of love, sleep and play.

I also have a great giveaway for one reader. I have a Pampers prize pack that includes a $50 AMEX Card, Pampers Easy Ups and Ilana Wile's book, "The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting"

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You can like Pampers on Facebook and follow on Twitter and subscribe on You Tube.


Monday, September 12, 2016

$25 gift card Giveaway!

Halloween is almost here so  I am giving away a $25 gift card, your choice!

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.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Win a Cottonelle Wanderlust Yoga Getaway!!


In honor of National Yoga Month, Cottonelle is hosting the Namast’ay Clean Sweepstakes, providing a chance to win a VIP-access trip to Wanderlust Miami. Prizes include two VIP tickets, $1,000 in spending and access to VIP bathrooms (stocked with Cottonelle, of course!).WOOHOO!

You need to enter this giveaway! Can you imagine a restful and relaxing trip to Miami? I know I am entering.

Research from the larger Cottonelle Go Commando commercial program suggests that nearly two in five people (38%) have gone commando for fitness. Whether you choose to or not, Cottonelle wants yogis to know that only CleanRipple Texture is designed to clean better so that you can go commando in confidence.

ENTER TODAY! The contest end September 15!