Saturday, October 8, 2011

Silent Saturday

Picture Day at School

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Real Steel Starts Today (plus giveaway)

DreamWorks latest movie, Real Steel is in theaters everywhere today!  And to kick off its theatrical debut, we have some great prizes to give to one lucky reader.  “Real Steel” is an action drama about a former boxer (Hugh Jackman) who, against all odds,  gets one last shot at a comeback when he teams up with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) to build and train the perfect contender for the new high-tech sport of robot boxing.  Check out the newest Real Steel Trailer below!

Like what you see?  Want some great swag to go along with the new movie?  The winner of the Real Steel movie prize pack will receive:

- REAL STEEL t-shirt in adult  sizes of S, M, L, XL
- REAL STEEL bottle opener
- REAL STEEL stickers
- REAL STEEL temporary tattoos

To Enter: Simply leave me a comment telling me why you or a family member is excited to see the movie.
Bonus Entries - Complete as many task below as you like.  Leave a comment for each one you do.  Please include your email address so that I can contact you if you are the winner.
      ~ Become a Fan of the Real Steel on Facebook
      ~ Become a Fan of Between the Lines on Facebook
     ~  Follow Between the Lines via GFC or Email (one comment for each)
    ~   Follow Between the Lines on Twitter

This giveaway ends October 20 at 10 pm est.  It is open to residents of the US and Canada only.  The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is randomly selected.  

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post.  The prize will be fulfilled by the sponsor.  Between the Lines cannot be held responsible for prizes not mailed out.

Recipe Corner: Apple Crisp

My girls and I absolutely love this recipe.  My husband is not big on cooked fruits, but even he would love the crumbled topping.  Of course, the most time consuming part of this recipe is peeling and cutting the apples, but after that is done it is a very simple recipe that you will love.  So head out to the apple orchard and grab some delicious Granny Smith's and start baking!  And as always, if you have a recipe you'd like to share, please email me at betweenthelines-kam at hotmail dot com.  Enjoy!


  • 10 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the sliced apples in a 9x13 inch pan. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly over all.
  3. Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.
  4. Bake for about 45 minutes.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October Promotions from RL&A

As always, our friends at RL&A want to keep you in the loop on their latest client giveaways, events/promotions and blogger news!  Here are our October highlights for your consideration. 
Conair's Power of Pink Initiative
The power to channel your fabulous style into a great cause can literally be in the palm of your hand! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Conair invites you to curl (brush, straighten or blow-dry!) for the cure with the Conair "The Power of Pink" product collection.  Conair will donate a minimum of $100,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation based on the sale of products from the "The Power of Pink" collection. Donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation varies per product assortment: $0.30 - $1.00. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF; is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. Conair's "The Power of Pink" initiative, now in its 8th year, has raised over $741,000 to date. Products in the pink collection can be seen here   Visit for more information throughout the month.
Join the Conair Scales Twitter Party (Oct. 10)!
Mark you calendars for next week’s Conair Scales Twitter party, co-hosted by Conair Scales and Thrifty & Chic Mom! On Monday, October 10th, from 10-11 p.m. ET, join us to talk about the new scale features available to help you through your weight loss program. Learn about the newest products offerings in Weight Watchers by Conair scales line, and win great prizes including a Weight Watchers by Conair Glass Body Analysis Scale (Model WW78) and one grand prize winner gets a Weight Watchers Points Calculator, a Weight Watchers cookbook, as well as a Weight Watchers by Conair Glass Body Analysis Scale Model (WW78). Join the party by following @conairscales and @thriftychicmom and use the hashtag #conairscales on Twitter. And don't forget to connect with Conair Scales on Twitter
Softlips "Treat Tuesdays" Giveaway
October is all about trick or treating, and Softlips is more interested in the “TREAT!” Every Tuesday in October (10/4, 10/11, 10/18, and 10/25) at noon ET, 10 winners will be randomly selected to win a cute Softlips T-Shirt and two dual-packs of Softlips lip balms. It's a fabulous treat we're sure you'll love! Visit to enter. Sweepstakes ends on October 25.
New Educational Video: Dr. Jim Sears, Pediatrician and co-host of The Doctors, Discusses the New Acetaminophen Dosing Changes and Offers Great Tips for Helping the “Medicine” To Go Down
Acetaminophen is one of the most commonly used pain and fever relievers for infants and children and is safe and effective when used as directed. But recent changes to all infant's and children's over-the-counter liquid acetaminophen products that recently hit store shelves can be confusing for parents. And the changes are particularly important for the infants products, which have a new formulation and dosing mechanism. The new standard concentration liquid acetaminophen products for infants and children under age 2 will be 160 mg/5 ml.  But what does this mean for parents?
In this new educational video, Dr. Jim Sears, pediatrician and co-host of The Doctors, addresses the new, smart changes to the infant’s and children’s acetaminophen products along with a demonstration of the new dosing mechanisms.  Dr. Sears even provides a few tips for helping the “medicine” to go down. Something all parents can use!
Stay connected with PediaCare® and Little Remedies® for the latest info: 
Certain Dri “No Sweat Playoffs” Giveaway
It’s that time of the year again; MLB playoffs are upon us! Celebrating your favorite team will be no sweat this year with the Certain Dri “No Sweat Playoffs” Giveaway! Certain Dri, the all-star anti-perspirant, wants to keep you dry, confident and ready to party this postseason. Enter now until October 7, 2011 at for your chance to be a daily winner of the Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant of your choice (solid or roll-on) or the grand prize winner of a $100 gift card to and a Certain Dri prize pack. Click here to enter: or visit the Certain Dri Facebook page.
Cystex "Know Your Bladder Better" Giveaway
Knowledge is power, and Cystex invites you to get to know your bladder better with its latest Facebook giveaway.  Every day this week, one winner will receive a bottle of Cystex Liquid Cranberry Complex with Proantinox, along with a copy of "A Seat on the Aisle, Please: The Essential Guide to Urinary Tract Problems in Women," by Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D.  Enter at until October 7.
Help Conair Reach a Facebook Milestone for 50-Fan Giveaway!
Help Conair spread the hair love by helping the Conair Corp. Facebook page reach the 50,000 fan milestone.  When it does, the brand will announce their next giveaway for 50 winners! Share this with your friends and "LIKE" Conair at  
OXY Skin Care and Partner For Exciting Giveaway
Want to win your own iPad 2? How about an OXY Clinical Acne Solutions pack or iTunes gift card? OXY Skin Care is teaming up with for this AMAZING giveaway! Click on the link for the chance to win!! The grand prize winner gets the iPad 2 and OXY Clinical Acne Solutions Pack. Three runner-ups will win a $50 iTunes gift card and OXY Clinical Acne Solutions Pack. Enter through now through October 19th, 2011 at 12p.m. EST.
OCEAN Nasal Care Approaches 5K Fan Celebration
Experts say we're in the midst of the worst fall allergy season on record! Many allergists and pharmacists recommend an over-the-counter saline nasal spray and saline irrigation products like the OCEAN® products to help manage the nasal congestion that accompanies allergies. Help Ocean Nasal Care get to 5,000 fans and they will unlock a "Wave Your Fall Allergies Goodbye!" Giveaway!
Seeking Those With IBS or UC

We are looking for bloggers who have been diagnosed with IBS, Ulcerative Colitis or Ileal Pouchitis and would like to receive information about a medical food designated for the dietary management of these conditions.  If you are interested, please contact Nicole Egan at        
Need Reviewers for Konsyl Dietary Fiber Products
We’ve all heard about the digestive and other health benefits of having enough fiber, but in addition to helping promote regularity and good digestive health  adequate soluble fiber intake offers an abundance of health benefits, ranging from a reduced risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol, to reducing blood sugar absorption, thereby assisting in the management of Type-2 Diabetes. Fiber can also aid in weight loss by making you feel fuller longer.
Psyllium fiber, such as the fiber found in Konsyl Fiber Supplements, is a bulk-forming soluble fiber derived from the outer coating, or "husk" of the psyllium plant's seeds. Because psyllium does not come from wheat it is therefore gluten free and safe for celiac patients.

Keurig Special Edition Brewing System

Most of us can't start our morning without a nice hot cup of our favorite coffee or tea.  I honestly don't feel like my day has started until I have my mug in hand.  Now that the cold weather has slammed us so early in the season, my one cup has turned into multiple.  As I write in my chilly house every morning, I am so thankful for my new Keurig Special Edition Brewing System because I am not limited to a single flavor for the day.  I can quickly change my K-Cups and almost instantly get a fresh cup.  I also love that every member of the family can quickly grab a cup and are not limited to the same brew. 

Keurig offers a variety of brewers for the home and for the office.  Each brewer has a sleek design that will not only at time and convenience to your day, but also a bit of style to your counter top.   The Special Edition Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage in under one minute at the touch of a button. Featuring chrome accents and a blue, backlit LCD display, the Special Edition brewer allows you to program water temperature, set the digital clock and Auto On/Off. With the choice of three cup sizes, the Special Edition brewer offers a removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs.

I absolutely love my new Keurig.  I think I received it at just the right time because Fall is my favorite season and right now all the delicious Fall flavors are available.  Imagine drinking a hot cup of freshly made apple cider or Pumpkin Spice coffee....YUM!    Not what your looking for?  No worries.  They have over 200 varieties for you to choose from.  And with all orders over $45, they offer free shipping.  If you aren't sure what flavors will be your favorite, try a variety pack (your new Keurig Brewer will come with one too). And don't get too distracted by all the coffee that you forget about the Hot Chocolate.  My girls (and my husband and I) love the Cafe Escapes Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa.  So rich and creamy!

Love what you see?  Well keep up with all the latest information from Keurig by following them on Facebook and Twitter.  Watch for their great deals and new flavors.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I Need Your Help

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Recipe Corner: Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Continuing with my Autumn theme, today I am sharing a delicious Apple Oatmeal Cookie recipe.  I love apples and oatmeal cookies are my favorite, so why not put them together?  These cookies smell and taste wonderful.  They are very moist and will be a huge hit!  The glaze on top is completely optional, but oh so good.  Do you have a Fall Favorite that you would like to share on Between the Lines?  I would love to have you guest post, just shoot me an email at betweenthelines-kam at hotmail dot com.  Enjoy!


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 apple - peeled, cored and shredded
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together brown sugar and margarine until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Mix in the rest of the ingredients, except for powdered sugar and milk. Stir until well blended.
  5. Drop on cookie sheet and bake 9 to 12 minutes.
  6. Mix powdered sugar and milk in small bowl and drizzle over cooled cookies.

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Veggie Tales Review

I was introduced to Veggie Tales about nine years ago when my niece was born.  Even as an adult I was hooked on the fun, yet meaningful, stories presented by Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato.  When my children were born, I was introduced to more silliness of the Veggie Tale family, including their favorite Junior the Asparagus.  If your children have yet to meet this fun loving family, they have definitely been missing out.  Every Veggie Tale show, movie, or song teaches a valuable life lesson in a fun, unique way that children can understand. 

Big Idea, Inc. has just released all new Veggie Tale DVD's called, Larry Learns to Listen and Bob Lends a Helping Hand.  Both DVD's were an instant hit with my children and my nieces and nephews.  Just like previous Veggie Tale show, the silliness and singing keep children laughing while they are learning valuable lessons.

In Larry Learns to Listen, Larry finally receives the special video game he has been waiting for.  He is so excited that he forgets to read the directions.  His friends try to intervene and remind him how important the directions are, but he doesn't stop to listen.  When his game breaks down on him, Larry learns how important it is to stop and listen.  Along with our families and friends, God helps us through everyday situation, but if we don't stop long enough to listen, we may miss the help being given.

In Bob Lends a Helping Hand, children can learn along with Bob and Larry how even the smallest person can help someone out.  Their friend Joe's mom breaks her toe and has trouble with the chores.  Bob helps Larry and Joe understand that helping by helping around the house they can be superheros to Joe's mom. 

Buy your own copies of your favorite Veggie Tale DVD's today.  And Follow Veggie Tales on Facebook to keep up with all the silliness and upcoming DVD's and Promotions.