Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Clickcast Widget and DVD Giveaway

The classic Cinderella story is back again with Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song.   This brand-new musical DVD from Warner Home Entertainment, hits the stores September 6th.  It can also be purchased in Blue Ray and Digital formats.

About the Film (from Wikipedia):

Over-worked, harried and terrified of being put back in foster care, 17-year-old Katie Gibbs (Lucy Hale) does her stepmother and step-siblings' bidding without complaining. Vocally gifted, Katie feels particularly upset when forced to lay down singing tracks so that her untalented stepsister, Bev van Ravensway, can hopefully win a recording contract from Massive Records--whose company President, Harvey Morgan, is scouting for new spectacular talent at a talent showcase for the Performing Arts Department at a prestigious private school.

To get ready for the release, check out their new widget below.  The Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Clickcast Widget is full of fun activities that you and your kids can enjoy together.  Widget activities include:

Write Your Own Cinderella Story! Take our interactive quiz and make your own musical fairytale come true!

Lip Sync Music Video Contest! Film a short YouTube video to the sounds of Lucy Hale’s song “Run This Town.” Dress up! Be creative!

Achieve Your Dreams PDF! Download “Top 10 Ways to Stand Bright” and write your own goals!

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song! Sneak a peek of the Cinderella Story Three trailer!

Stars of the Movie! Check out Lucy Hale take the quiz and Freddie Stroma and the gang lip sync along to the song!

This Widget has been brought to you in part by the Confidence Coalition.  The Confidence Coalition is a National organization that is geared towards promoting self-esteem and confidence among girls and women. This movie send subtle messages to its viewers that it is okay to be yourself and to have the confidence to follow your dreams.

Thanks to PartnersHub and Confidence Coalition, one lucky reader of Between the Lines will win their own copy of Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song.  You can also pre-order it now at: A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song

To Enter:  Play around with the Widget and tell me yours or your child's favorite part.  Please leave your email address so that I can contact you in case you are the winner. 

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This giveaway will end on September 5 @10p.m Eastern
Giveaway open to US only.  Winner will be chosen randomly. An email notification will be sent to the email address provided by the winner. The winner must respond within 48 hours. Failure to do so will result in being disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: . The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own. I received no compensation in exchange for this post Prizes are mailed out by the distributor and Between the Lines cannot be held accountable for prizes not sent.

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First Day Of School

Friday, August 26, 2011

My Little Tangled Fan

Keurig Travel Brewer Giveaway from One Cup Connection

Keurig Coffee Makers are all the craze these days.  With the individual K-Cups you can brew your favorite cup every time.  One Cup Connection is a company that knows their Coffee.  They sell the top of the line Keurig Brewers at a competitive price. 

The Keurig B130 Travel K-Cup Coffee Maker was designed specifically for travel. Its step-by-step pictorial instructions allow anyone to operate the machine with ease. Its styling, shape and size (just ten inches deep, seven inches wide and fourteen inches high with its lid is fully open) allows it to be positioned nearly anywhere. Buy a Keurig B130 Travel single coffee maker and enjoy gourmet k-cups.  For those of you with limited counter space or for those of you who are always on the go, this brewer would be perfect for you.
One Cup Connection offers a great variety of K-Cups for you to try.  Not only do they offer a great selection of coffee, but they also offer various teas and even hot cocoa cups.  

For those of you who already have a Keurig Brewer, One Cup Connection is offering a great promotion. If you buy 4 boxes of K-Cups, get one box FREE + Free Shipping. Just use the Coupon code: KCUP5.  For those of you that haven't had the pleasure to try a Keurig Brewer, One Cup Connection is offering one lucky reader the chance to win their very own Keurig Travel Coffee Maker (suggested retail: $99.95).  To go along with your new Coffee Maker, One Cup Connection is also sending the winner a box of 24 K-Cups (suggested retail: $12.99).

**IMPORTANT ~  I'm not sure what is going on with the Rafflecopter code, but if you are on my main page, it is showing entries for another giveaway.   To make sure that you are entering the correct giveaway, please click on the post title to get away from the main page.  Sorry for the confusion.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Reel Steel starring Hugh Jackman

Are there any Hugh Jackman fans out there?  Well you won't want to miss his newest film coming to theaters October 7th, Reel Steel.

About the Film:
A action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.  

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Looking For Some Extra Spending Money?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am always trying to find ways to save a little extra here and there.   Spending money where you don't need to takes away from other things you may want to do, liking splurging on a vacation or buying that new pair of shoes you've been eyeing.  I could never give up my cell phone, who knows when and where you may need to call a friend, but I have been searching for a way to cut costs.

Straight Talk is a cell phone provider that has everything you need .  My friends know that on my current plan, I run out of minutes and texts a few days before my month is up.  With Straight Talk's "All You Need Plan", you get 1,000 minutes, 1,000 texts and 30 MB of web data!   This is twice the amount of coverage I currently get, but it is a lot cheaper ($30).  And if you don't think that would be enough for you, they also offer an Unlimited Monthly service for only $45, and that includes calls, text, picture messaging, and web.

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I can think of a hundred things I spend my extra cash on.  How about you?  What would you buy with all the money you saved?  Grab a latte, put up your feet, and join the discussion.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vitalicious Review and Giveaway

Recently I was sent a big sampler box Vitalicious to review. When the box came I was so surprised to see what a huge variety was available from Vitalicious.  Vitalicious® Inc. is the market leader of innovative "vital and delicious" baked goods that promote a healthy lifestyle, without sacrificing taste. First to market with 100-calorie servings, Vitalicious® is leading the way to a holistic approach to maximize satisfaction with minimum calories, with products that are low fat and high in fiber and nutrients.They sell muffin tops, brownies, muffins, cakes, buns, and mixes.
Above is the picture of the yumminess that arrived at my door.  In the sampler box was :
4 Deep & Velvety VitaBrownies
2 Chocolate Mint VitaTops
2 Banana Nut VitaTops
2 Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTops
2 Deep Chocolate VitaTops
2 Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip VitaTops
2 Golden Corn VitaTops
2 CranBran VitaTops
2 Apple Crumb VitaTops
2 RaisinBran VitaTops
2 Pumpkin Spice New!

Since Vitalicious does not use any preservatives, I immediately stuck all my yummy new snacks into the freezer.  Whenever I was ready to try a new one, I simply microwave it for about 15 seconds or just let it thaw out for about 30 minutes.  The VitaTops are also good toasted after you have already thawed it out.  My favorites, by far, were the Banana Nut VitaTops and the Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip VitaTops.  And at only 100 calories per Top, I could easily stick to my diet.  They are also an excellent source of Fiber and protein, so they were also beneficial to helping me stick to my diet.   My younger daughter's favorite was the Golden Corn VitaTop.  She is in love with corn bread and this was no exception.  My oldest daughter enjoyed the Deep & Velvety  VitaBrownies.  Her two favorite things, nuts and chocolate.   Of course they weren't as sweet as typical muffin tops, but they are perfect for those trying to watch what they eat and who are craving a little sweetness.

You can your own Vitalicious products including their Vitalicious Super Sampler, 2-Ounce Units (Pack of 24) on their website, amazon, or your local grocery store.  Thanks to the generous folks at Vitalicious, one lucky reader of Between the Lines will also win their own Sampler Box.  Just follow the instructions below.

Monday, August 22, 2011

iPad 2 Giveaway!


My friend Janae over at Pink Dandy Chatter is hosting a iPad 2 giveaway sponsored by Moby!
You know you want an iPad 2, so head on over there and enter today!!!!

Apple iPad 2 MC769LL/A Tablet (16GB, Wifi, Black) NEWEST MODEL


I am not usually one who comments on another mother's parenting style, but there are somethings that have been going on lately with an acquaintance that have really been bothering me.  I don't want to go into too many details just because I don't was to give her identification away, but I want to make sure that I am not alone in my feelings.  There are hundreds of no-no's that we learn when we first become a parent (or hopefully even before).  We've all heard them before: cover your outlets, protect baby from sharp edges, put breakable items out of their reach, lock up your cleaning supplies, etc...  The list goes on and on and most are common sense things.

However, the one thing that I never though I'd have to advise a new mother against is not to leave your baby outside all alone.  I'm sure that this is never brought up in any parenting classes or books because who would actually leave their baby outside alone?   Well, due to recent personal experience with this acquaintance I will have to recommend this be added to future parenting classes.  It is so frustrating for me because as I come across this situation, i still don't feel that it is my place to say anything, but then at the same time I feel obligated to do something to protect this child. 

I also read an article recently that touched on a similar situation.  A mother left her child strapped to a stroller outside a restaurant while she went in for a bite to eat.  She was investigated and her excuse was, she's Swedish.  Apparently in Sweden it is common practice to leave your child outside the restaurant while you eat.  So with a difference in culture, who is right and who is wrong?   I'm guessing there isn't a correct answer to that question, but I will admit that it is hard not to judge.  We are all raised differently and although we may think that our way is best, others may not agree. 

So what would you do in my situation?  Would you say something to the mother next time the child is left outside unattended?  Or would you mind your own business and hope for the best?  Grab a latte, put up your feet, and join the discussion!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pink Dandy Sunday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pink Dandy Sunday Blog Hop!


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How does this blog hop work?

1. Make sure to follow Pink Dandy Chatter and Between The Lines so that we can follow you back!!

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4. Please follow at-least 2 blogs on the list that appeal to you

5. Your blog must be family friendly ONLY. Explicit sites will be removed from the list.