Saturday, October 1, 2011

Silent Saturday

Fall is here! Time for pumpkins, apples, and beautiful leaves!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Real Steel starring Hugh Jackman

The Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman opens in just one week.  I, for one, cannot not wait to check it out. How about you?   Will you be there October 7, on opening night?  Here is a little preview to get you ready. 

NeoStrata Review

The NeoStrata Company creates and sells dermatology approved skin care products from Neostrata, Exuviance, Coverblend, and Neoceuticals. Without animal testing, Dr.Eugene Van Scott and Dr. Ruey Yu have produced “the dermatology developed skin care collections recommended and highly regarded by skin care experts around the world”. They sell various collections that meet the needs of everyone‘s specific skin type.
I was lucky enough to have had a chance to review a great products. Exuviance Intensive Eye Treatment Pads Firm and hydrate the eye area while stimulating cell renewal and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles with Lactobionic Acid and Pro-Vitamins A, C and E.  I cannot express enough how sensitive my skin is. Even on my legs, I am very limited to the type of lotion I use. Therefore, even though it said it was going to soothe, I was a little hesitant. 

However, I am happy to report that it worked wonders! I have been using it for two weeks and the puffiness and lines around my eyes have noticeably diminished.  When using the pads, I received a nice cooling sensation that felt great after a long day at work.   There was a bit of tingling, but that was to be expected.  Here's what NeoStrata says about their product:

Exuviance Intensive Eye Treatment Pads firm and hydrate the delicate skin around the eye area. These single-use pads contain concentrated ingredients to provide maximum anti-aging benefits in a gentle formulation. Lactobionic Acid (10%) hydrates while it stimulates cell renewal and supports the dermal matrix, firming the skin and minimizing the appearance of fine lines. Pre-packaged in sets of two, our Intensive Eye Treatment pads are the perfect way to refresh, replenish and revitalize your eyes after a long day. Dermatologist and allergy tested. For all skin types.

You can buy your own Exuviance Intensive Eye Treatment Pads for $38 a box.  And with all orders over $75 you will get free shipping and free samples.  You can also keep up with the latest products and deals by following NeoStrata on Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

For the Love of Monkey Bars

Like every child, recess was my favorite subject in elementary school.  What's not to love?  You get to socialize, play, and actually move around.  You could usually find me on the Monkey bars or the horizontal bar doing gymnastic moves.  As a kids, I was always flipping on twirling somewhere, and during recess, the bars were the place to be.  What was your favorite thing to do during recess?  

Now as a teacher and mom, I know that recess is not just all fun and games.  It is an important part of the day where our kids get to learn to socialize with their peers, get much needed exercise, and grab some much needed fresh air.   I am very thankful that at our school they have kept daily recess as well as offering PE twice a week instead of one.  Have you all heard about Rally For Recess?  Danimals is working hard to get our children active and healthy. I was so shocked that to hear that so many schools were eliminating recess time..  And you could help your school win a Brand New $20,000 Playground!

How can you help your school win?   From now through February 8, 2012 whenever you purchase Danimal’s products, you will be able to find codes on the packaging. Collect the codes from the packaging and then sign up online and enter in all of your codes. You can also send your codes in by mail if it is easier for you or your school. Throughout the contest you can visit to check out the Leader boards and play fun games.  Is your school winning? 

Disclosure:  I received no compensation for this post, just helping to spread the word. 

Paul McCartney's Ocean's Kingdom Giveaway

Everyone has heard of Paul McCartney, but you have never heard him like this. Mr. McCartney has left the Rock and Pop music behind for a bit to take on a new project.  The result is the magical Ocean's Kingdom.   Ocean’s Kingdom is the first time Paul has written an original orchestral score or any kind of music for dance and is the result of a collaboration between Paul and New York City Ballet’s Master in Chief Peter Martins, who have worked together to present the world premiere of a new ballet for the company’s 2011/2012 season this September.  Watch the video below to get a look into the creative process behind the development of Ocean's Kingdom.

Though the work is Paul’s first ballet, he approached the project in the same way he writes all other music, driven by his heart rather than his head and inspired by feeling rather than specific technical knowledge. While this may have been another new turn for his staggeringly varied career to take, Paul knew it had to be influenced by his own personal experience and that he needed to create a story the audience would find equally compelling and moving. To summarize his latest project McCartney says, “What was interesting was writing music that meant something expressively rather than just writing a song.  Trying to write something that expressed an emotion – so you have fear, love, anger, sadness to play with and I found that exciting and challenging.”  Don't just take his word for it.  Listen to the Ocean's Kingdom trailer below.

Love what you hear?  The premiere of the ballet Ocean’s Kingdom will take place at NYCB’s Fall Gala on Thursday 22nd September 2011 while the release of the orchestral score will follow on October 4th, available digitally, on CD and on vinyl.  It was recorded in June in London. You can pre-order your own copy today.  I also have one copy to giveaway to one lucky reader. Please just follow the instruction below.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me at betweenthelines-kam at hotmail dot com. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Laughter and Confusion

I wish this wasn't real.  What was this man thinking???

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I hope this one is fake too.  Why...just why??

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Watch the whole video.  This boy is trying to be tough, but it doesn't work out well.  The chicken won!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

iPad 2 Giveaway New Bonus Entries!

Don't miss the amazing iPad 2 giveaway sponsored by Moby!  If you've already entered, I've added 2 bonus entries for the last few days of the contest.  Earn bonus entries by following Between the Lines on Facebook and Twitter!   Just visit the GIVEAWAY and enter today! 

Rally For Recess

Have you all heard about Rally For Recess?  Danimals is working hard to get our children active and healthy. I was so shocked that to hear that so many schools were eliminating recess time.  As a teacher, I know how important recess is for students to not only get some exercise and fresh air, but also to socialize and make their own choices.    I am very thankful that at our school they have kept daily recess as well as offering PE twice a week instead of one.  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. Best of Luck!

Disclosure:  I received no compensation for this post, just helping to spread the word. 

Recipe Corner: Breakfast Cookie

If you saw my post a few weeks back about Erin' Baker Breakfast Cookies, you know how much I loved them.  They reminded me of a recipe that I had originally discovered from a good friend of mine. I found another recipe that was similar and kind of fused the two together to get a cookie that suited my family best. Although these are “cookies”, they are great for breakfast or snack time because they are low fat, low sugar, and have lots of “good” stuff in it!  I hope you enjoy!


• 2 cups brown sugar (I use the Splenda mixture to make it healthier)
• 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
• 4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 1/4 cup canola oil
• 1/2 cup prune puree
• 2 tablespoons water
• 5 egg whites
• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 3/4 cup raisins
• 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
• 1/3 cup chopped dried cranberries (apricots work well too)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the brown sugar, oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in the center and pour in the canola oil, prune puree, water, egg whites and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Stir in the raisins, walnuts and apricots. Scoop cookies using an ice cream scoop, or roll into golf ball sized balls. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets and flatten to 1/2 tall with wet hands. These cookies do not flatten very much while baking.
3. In the preheated oven, bake 8 minutes for chewy cookies 10 to 12 minutes for dry cookies. Cookies will not get crisp. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Del Monte Cash For Classrooms Giveaway

Do you love Del Monte fruit?  Do you want to support your classroom as a parent or teacher?  Please read below to find out how Del Monte is supporting public school teachers across North America and how teachers can win $1000 for their classrooms. Don't forget to share this great information with your local schools and encourage them to enter. Then help them win by voting at  The voting starts today, Monday, September 26

In an effort to get school children across North America to make healthier eating choices, Del Monte Fresh Produce is now holding it’s second annual “Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms” online contest.

Register today at to win and vote for your favorite teachers.

Attention Teachers: 
·         Register to win $1,000 in cash for classrooms supplies and fresh fruit for healthy school snacks
·         Upload a short essay on how you plan to incorporate healthy eating messages into classrooms lesson plans
·         Add a photo to help you get noticed
·         Encourage your friends and family, via Facebook and Twitter, to vote for you everyday
·         Each Monday, for six consecutive weeks, the top ten teachers with the most votes will win
·         The top teacher each week with the most votes will also win a Del Monte Field Fresh Day, in which Del Monte Fresh Produce will treat your entire school to an afternoon of fresh fruit, games and prizes
·         “Like” Del Monte Fresh Produce on Facebook to win fresh fruit gift certificates on a weekly basis

Attention Parents:
·         Register to vote for your favorite teachers
·         Vote once per day for as many teachers as you like
·         Urge your friends and family to vote for your favorite teachers so they can win
·         Encourage your favorite teachers by posting comments on their profile
·         “Like” Del Monte Fresh Produce on Facebook to win fresh fruit gift certificates on a weekly basis

Start winning for your school and register today!
. Ten winners will be selected each Monday for six consecutive weeks beginning October 3, 2011. Winners are based solely on the number of votes they receive. Winning teachers will receive $750 in cash to purchase school supplies and $250 in Del Monte® fresh fruit coupons for classroom fresh snacks and to use in fruit educational activities. 

Become a fan of "Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms" on the Del Monte Fresh Produce Facebook and Twitter pages today to stay informed about contest news and Del Monte Fresh fruit giveaways.  

Doesn't that sound like a great promotion to support?   As a teacher and a parent, I encourage you to share this information with your local schools!  Any teacher/school would be lucky to win!!!  And as another thank you to our hard working teachers, Del Monte is offering three lucky educators the opportunity to win a $25 Gift Certificate Booklet good towards Del Monte fresh fruit.  Since these prizes are in support of teachers, you must be a teacher to win.  If you would like to enter on behalf of your child's teacher, you will just have to provide the school's mailing address if you are the winner.  Good Luck and thanks for spreading the word!

To enter: Please follow the instruction provided on the form below.  The first item is mandatory.  Once it is completed, you will have the opportunity to complete the bonus entries as well.  If you have any questions about how to enter, please email me at

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Congratulations to Aquariann!  You are the winner of the T.G.I Friday gift card!  Our winner has been contacted via email and has 48 hours to accept prize or another winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter.  Thanks to everyone who enter and a huge thank you to Fridays for including us in your promotion!

Congratulations to 409cope!  You are the winner of the Cocoa and Tini bath products!  Our winner has been contacted via email and has 48 hours to accept prize or another winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter.  Thanks to everyone who enter and a huge thank you to Cocoa & Tini  for including us in your promotion!

Congratulations to Jackie!  You are the winner of the Danimal Soccer ball and bag!  Our winner has been contacted via email and has 48 hours to accept prize or another winner will be randomly selected by Random  Thanks to everyone who enter and a huge thank you to Danimals  for including us in your promotion!

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.