Saturday, September 10, 2011

Silent Saturday

My Soccer Girl
(sorry about the dark shots, not sure what was up with my camera)

Friday, September 9, 2011

New Winner

Congratulations to Sherry S.!   You are the winner of the Vitalicious Sample Box.  Sherry has 48 hours to accept her prize before another winner is randomly selected by Rafflecopter.   Thanks to everyone who entered and a huge thank you to Vitalicious for hosting a yummy giveaway!

Danimals Rally For Recess and Giveaway

Recess and yogurt are two of my daughters' favorite things.  So when I learned about Rally For Recess, I just had to share.  Read below to learn some interesting facts.

Schools nationwide are cutting recess time due to limited resources, which can impede on your children’s physical development.  In the past twenty years, children have lost an average of 8 hours of recess a week and some schools no longer provide play time for students.  According to the American Academy of Pediatricians, the lack of playtime is a national crisis leading to a growing epidemic; childhood obesity.

Government and public health agencies recommend children engage in at 60 minutes of mild to strenuous activity each day. iv To help rally moms and kids around this cause, Dannon® Danimals®, nutritious on-the-go dairy drinks and low-fat yogurts containing calcium for kids, is launching a national initiative called “Rally for Recess”.

“Rally for Recess” is designed to create healthy competition, pitting school against school! Five schools have the opportunity to win new playground equipment and an all-day recess celebration. Danimals is committed to childhood health and wellness, which starts with good nutrition and an active lifestyle. Through February 8, 2012 purchasers can find codes on Danimals packaging to enter and register. The top five schools in each of the categories with the most codes registered wins!

Hopefully you are as excited about this amazing opportunity and will share this information with your child's school.  And while you are at it, why not win your little one a branded soccer ball and branded drawstring bag to help them get even more exercise.

To Enter: Visit Rally for Recess and look around and tell me why you think this is a good program. Please leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win.

Bonus Entries: (please leave a separate comment for each entry)
~ Get your school signed up for Rally For Recess (3)
~ Follow Between the Lines via GFC, Facebook, or Twitter (2 entries each)

Giveaway ends September 23rd at 10 pm est.  Open to residence of the US only.  I was not compensated for this post, but wanted to share this promotion with my readers.  Danimals is sponsoring the giveaway and is responsible for distributing the prizes.  Between the Lines cannot be held accountable for prizes not sent.

Coco & Tini Review and Giveaway

There are very few bath and body products my youngest can use.  She has very sensitive skin and easily develops rashes from products with too many irritants.  When I learned about Coco & Tini's 100% Natural Products, I couldn't wait to give them a try.  Although these gentle products are targeted for the littler loves in your life, my five-year old loves them.  She says that they smell good and make her skin feel so smooth.  She also loved the little characters on the bottles.   She asks every day if she can have a sea horse bubble bath.   And because the products are so gentle on her skin, I can actually say yes! 

At Coco & Tini's, they believe products should be Natural, Pure, Simple, and Clean.  As parents, they wanted to ensure that we only used gentle cleansing agents and ingredients derived from natural sources in our hair and bath care products.  All Coco & Tini products contain only 100% natural-source ingredients.  We do not and will not use sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate, parabens, propylene glycol, artificial preservatives or artificial fragrances in any of our products.

Don't let the gentleness of the products fool you though.  They still do the work that is required of them.  After my little one decided to decorate herself with her Popsicle, the body wash and shampoo were put to the test.  All the stickiness was easily removed, as with any other shampoo and body wash.  You can buy your own Coco & Tini products on their website for $15.95 CAD per bottle.  On your first order, you can save 15% by using the code BabyBonus15.  And thanks to the generous people from Coco & Tini, one lucky reader is going to win the entire line of products to try at home!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

 Check out The New poster released for ReAl Steel!
Does that get you excited for its upcoming October 7th release?  I know my husband and I will be making a trip to the movie theater when it comes out!  Haven't heard of it yet?  Well read the short summary below:

A gritty, white-knuckle, 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 brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback. 

Don't miss Hugh Jackman in the Real Steel October 7th!

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Recipe Corner: Key Lime Martini (from

I originally posted this recipe a year ago after a fun night out with some friends, but after tasting some delicious Key Lime cookies, I thought of it again.  It is so good that I thought it was worth sharing again.  Enjoy!
If you read Friday’s post on P.F. Changs, I forgot to mention the greatest drink I’ve ever had. The Key Lime Pie Martini they served tasted exactly like a pie. It was creamy, smooth, and I absolutely loved it. This recipe is not as good, but still really yummy.   I have no idea what made P.F. Changs' different, but I'd love to find out. Give this recipe a shot, alter it a bit, or just go find me the real recipe! Enjoy! And don’t forget to contact me if you are interested in having your blog and your yummy recipe featured in a Fabulous Food Friday Post. Whether you bake it, sauté it, or just microwave it, send it in! Share your yummy food and you may find yourself with new visitors. Please email me directly if you are interested. ( )


• 1 graham cracker, crushed into fine crumbs
• 2 lime wedges
• 1 1/2 fluid ounces vanilla flavored vodka
• 1/2 fluid ounce melon liqueur (such as Midori®)
• 2 1/2 fluid ounces pineapple juice
• 1 dash almond flavored syrup
• 1 cup whipped cream
• 1 cup ice cubes


1. Spread the graham cracker crumbs onto a small, shallow plate. Moisten the rims of 2 martini glasses with the lime wedges; reserve the lime wedges. Dip the moistened glasses into the graham cracker crumbs and set aside. Reserve the lime wedges and remaining graham cracker crumbs to use as a garnish.
2. Pour the vodka, melon liqueur, pineapple juice, almond syrup, and whipped cream into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into the rimmed glasses. Place a lime wedge on the edge of each glass and sprinkle the cocktails with some of the reserved graham cracker crumbs to garnish.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sign up for the 25 Crazy Dayz Of Giveawayz & Earn a $20 Target Gift Card for each person you refer

Grand Prize: MacBook Air (11-inch, 128GB; ARV $1,199)
First Runner Up: iPad2 (16GB, with Wi-Fi +3G; ARV $629)
Second Runner Up: $250 VISA Gift Card
Other Prizes: $100 VISA Gift Cards will be given out to four (4) additional winners

 CouponCabin will ALSO be giving away the same awesome prizes to bloggers who participate in the giveaway hop:
The blogger who refers the most readers to the giveaway will win a MacBook Air
The blogger who refers the 2nd most readers to the giveaway will win an iPad2
The blogger who refers the 3rd most readers to the giveaway will win a $250 Visa Gift Card
Total Value of Prizes: $4,300!!

Not only will each blogger who joins be eligible for the Blogger Prizes, they will also receive one (1) $20 Target Gift Card for every blog they refer who registers to participate in the event. Please note you cannot refer yourself.

How to Participate:
To sign up fill out the form here and tell them Between the Lines referred  you and then prepare a post and start referring so you can earn a $20 Target GC for each referral ( $5 administrative fee via Paypal to


November 1 at 12:01 am EST to November 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be announced during a live event on Twitter on November 28th. Further details will follow at a later date.


Requirements for participating blogs:

  • Have a giveaway specifically for this event and cannot start before start time, or end before specified end time
  • Minimum prize/pack value of $25
  • Display the event button in your post so hoppers can easily identify it
  • Display the linky in your post to encourage hopping
  • Comply with proper disclosures, no entries that violate Facebook policies (i.e. requiring comments on walls), must follow FTC guidelines (no extras for making purchases, etc.)
  • Sign up for CouponCabin’s Blogger Email Newsletter. They will send you top coupons, promotion and giveaway announcements geared specifically for bloggers. There is no cost to joining their newsletter. By providing your email address at sign up, you will be automatically enrolled.

Only bloggers who are participating in CouponCabin’s 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz are eligible for the Blogger prizes (Macbook Air, iPad2 and VISA Gift Cards).
                                  The Blogger & Reader Prizes will be open to both US & Canada

New Winner

Congratulations to Jolly!  She is the winner of the A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song giveaway!  Jolly won with comment number 25, "follow Cinderella Story on FB".  Jolly has 48 hours to claim her prize or another winner will be randomly selected.   Thanks to everyone who entered and thanks for reading Between the Lines!

Calling All Bloggers: Fall Social Freebies Sign Up's

Calling all Bloggers!

Pink Dandy Chatter and Between The Lines are hosting our first annual Fall Social Freebies Giveaway Event. Together, we will be giving away an iPod Touch and possibly other goodies, depending on the number of blogs who participate.

So, what's in it for you? TONS of exposure for your blog and your social media networks.

Fellow blogger is the time to sign up for this amazing event! Sign up's are now available and will close on October 27th, 2011 at midnight MST. Entry fees starting at only $10 (please see the sign up form below).

Event Date: 
October 31st, 2011 at 12:01am MST through November 20th, 2011 at 11:59pm MST

Event Requirements: 

Payment to include your blog in the giveaway event must be received no later than October 26th, 2011 by noon MST. Otherwise, your blog will be removed from the list.

We do understand that emergencies arise, so, in the event that you cannot participate, you MUST let one of us know (and get a response back) by email no later than October 26th, 2011 by noon MST to receive a refund. Otherwise, your payment is non-refundable.

Blogs will be placed in the order in which payment is received.

You must display the Fall Social Freebies banner ad on your site from the time you register until the day the giveaway ends (November 20th, 2011)

You will be required to use the provided verbage highlighting the Fall Social Freebies giveaway post on your site several days prior to the giveaway start date and up until the giveaway ends. We will all have the same information on all of our sites, in order to promote the giveaway.

We will be using Rafflecopter as our required means of collecting entries. Everyone must display our Rafflecopter widget in their giveaway post during the specified event times.

Please do not start this giveaway event before start time or end before specified end time.

Please make sure to check your spam folders over the next several weeks to make sure you receive required emails from Kelly and Janae.

We hope you will join us for this fun and fabulous event too!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Top 5 Dad Friendly Rides at Walt Disney World

I'm not sure if any of you moms out there have noticed, but sometimes the Dads walking around the Disney Parks aren't that excited about going on It's A Small World or Prince Charming's Carousel.  Of course they go on them because their kids love it, but the excitement factor just isn't there.  They may be longing to ride Space Mountain or Expedition Everest over and over again, but it may be hard to enjoy without the kiddos by your side.  But never fear Disney Dads!  There are some awesome, must-not-be-missed rides that you can enjoy with your little ones. 

5. Mad Tea Party:  There is just something about spinning your child around until the laughter overtakes them that appeals to most Dads.   If your stomach can stand it, twirl it faster and faster until you can't see the cute little door mouse anymore.  If your stomach is a little weaker than your munchkin, spin it a little slower.  They'll never know it can really go faster.  And if you want to add a little more excited to your child's ride, head over to the tea cups first thing in the morning to take a spin with the Mad Hatter himself!  If you are lucky, Alice will be riding with him too.

4. Toy Story Mania:  What Dad could turn down a chance to play a life size video game?  This 4D interactive attraction combines good ole' fashion gaming with some addictive midway fun.  Parents and kids alike will enjoy joining their favorite Toy Story characters on this fast pace, fun ride.  Will you be able to beat your child's score?  Will you have the high score of the day?

3. Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin:  Much like Toy Story Mania, Buzz Lightyear's fast paced ride will thrill Dads and kids alike.  Jump aboard a space cruiser and help Buzz defeat the evil Zurg by zapping all the Z targets.  Be warned, this is a very addictive game/ride.   My husband rides it no less than 20 times per WDW visit.  He has mastered the game and has repeatedly received the highest possible score (unlike me who barely registers as a Space Cadet).

2. Sorin':  There is nothing that can compare to the feeling you get the first time you go on Sorin' except maybe the squeals of delight coming from your children sitting next to you.  I don't want to give too much away, but Sorin' is so real with its panoramic views and multisensory effects, that you really feel like you are flying. Both my husband and my kids absolutely love it and must ride on it multiple times.  All I can say it, thank goodness for Fast Passes.

1. Test Track:  Test Track is one of Disney's fastest attractions and is enjoyed by kids and dads (and moms) alike.  Our youngest daughter was finally able to ride this at 40 inches last year and I've never seen her happier on a ride.  She loved the bumps and curves and like her Daddy, the wind in her face.  Test Track is a ride that will keep both dads and kids laughing and cheering for more.

   While the coasters may be more your speed, they are not really a family affair. What rides are your favorite to go on repeatedly with your kids?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Del Monte Cash For Classrooms Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered Del Monte's Teacher Monday giveaway.  Please share this great opportunity with your children's teachers and help them win $1000 for the classroom.   Congratulations to our Fresh Fruit Winners Amanda J, Mippy F, and Megan E.  Ladies, please respond to your email with 48 hours to claim your prize.  If anyone doesn't respond, a new winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter.   Let's also congratulate Lauren M.  She is the winner of our backpack of supplies.  Hopefully, the class she is going to share it with will be thrilled!   Thanks again to everyone who entered and a huge thank you to Del Monte for sponsoring another great giveaway. 

TGI Friday's $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Had a long week?  Looking for a fun girls' night out?  Well, head on over to T.G.I Fridays and be one of the first to try some of their newest food and drink options!  Fridays has some great deals going on for the Baltimore, Indianapolis, Chicago, and West Palm Beach areas. Check them out below!

Attention Baltimore area Friday's® fans! Head on over to your local Friday's® for a great offer of a Dinner and a Cold One for only $10.
Enjoy some of Friday's® delicious entrees including a drink of choice:
  • Indulgent Parmesan Crusted Chicken
  • Jack Daniels Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Balsamic Glazed Chicken Caesar
  • Mouth-watering Black Angus cheeseburger
This offer is available Sunday - Thursday only. For the full menus being offered, please visit: 

Attention Indianapolis area Friday's® fans! Head on over to your local Friday's® for a great offer of a Dinner and a Cold One for only $10.
Enjoy some of Friday's® delicious entrees including a drink of choice:
  • Indulgent Parmesan Crusted Chicken
  • Jack Daniels Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Balsamic Glazed Chicken Caesar
  • Mouth-watering Black Angus cheeseburger
This offer is available every night of the week! For the full menus being offered, please visit:

Attention Chicago area Friday's® fans! Head on over to your local Friday's® now to pick 2 items for only $10!
Enjoy two of Friday's® delicious specials (including appetizers, entrees, and desserts):
  • Spinach Florentine Flatbread
  • Savory Dragonfire Chicken
  • Pan-Seared Parmesan Flounder
  • Delicious Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
This offer is available every night of the week! For the full menu being offered, please visit:

Attention West Palm Beach area Friday's® fans! Head on over to your local Friday's® now to pick 2 items for only $10!
Enjoy two of Friday's® delicious specials (including appetizers, entrees, and desserts):
  • Spinach Florentine Flatbread
  • Savory Dragonfire Chicken
  • Pan-Seared Parmesan Flounder
  • Delicious Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
This offer is available every night of the week! For the full menu being offered, please visit:

Are you looking for a night out, but don't live in any of these areas?  No worries because there are Friday's all over the US and I have a $25 gift card to give one lucky reader!  Just follow the directions on the Rafflecopter form below.  Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have with the form.  Good Luck! 

Sunday, September 4, 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!!

2. To ensure that Pink Dandy Chatter will follow you back, you need to make sure and leave a comment (below on this post) saying that you are a new follower and also leave a link to your blog.

3. Add your blog name and the URL to one of your favorite posts on the Linky below.

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.