Friday, May 11, 2012

New "Brave" Clip

My girls cannot wait for this movie to come out!!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Recipe Corner: Applesauce Muffins

Last week, my friends shared some applesauce muffins with my girls and they have been talking about it non-stop.  So after searching the internet,  I found this recipe on, but tweaked it a little for my own preference (whole wheat flour, splenda, etc..).  I hope you enjoy!


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, allspice and baking soda; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, applesauce and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to a wire rack.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Brave Trailer!

Brave - Trailer "Families Legend"

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mother's Day Tip From Sacred Rose Tea

Mother’s Day Idea

Mothers and Daughters will find the conversation and laughter flowing when they Celebrate Mother’s Day enjoying a festive tea day.

Sacred Rose® Organic Herbal Tea
Tea for Mother’s Day
Mother Earth Zest® - a refreshing blend of ginger, spearmint, fennel and sage which assists in bringing a sense of fullness and grounding to our lives. This blend aids digestion and helps us root to the earth. Healing to the Root Chakra.
Mother Earth Zest® rice Pudding Ingredients
2 cups cooked organic brown rice
1 ½ cups almond milk
2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups brewed Mother Earth Zest® Tea

Place the cooked rice, almond milk, maple syrup and Mother Earth Zest® Tea in a saucepan. Cover and bring almost to a boil. Reduce the flame to medium-low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until creamy. Remove the cover, and add the vanilla. Cover and simmer another 5 minutes.

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Monday, April 30, 2012

"New Year's Eve" DVD Giveaway

Warner Bros. Pictures is proud to announce the release of the hit romantic comedy New Year’s Eve on DVD and Blu Ray May 1st!  This all star comedy stars Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer,  Katherine Heigl, Sofia Vergara, Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Efron, Jon Bon Jovi, and Josh Duhamel!

April is a perfect time to think about all those resolutions you made that may have been placed on the backburner.  With the New Year’s Eve Resolution Reset Blog App you can double check and make sure you are on the right path to making your resolutions come true!

WHY You Will Love The New Year’s Eve Resolution Reset Blog App:
  • Take The Quiz!  Are you on your way to making the most out of 2012? Take this quiz and find out if you are a Resolution Renegade!?
  • Personal New Years Eve Tips! We want you to make your resolutions come true, so to help you achieve your goal we will get you some awesome tips to jump-start your resolution this year!
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Want to win your own copy?  Simply Enter the Rafflecopter form below!

Friday, April 27, 2012

A Mother's Day Giveaway from Sacred Rose Organic Tea

Sacred Rose® Organic Herbal Tea is a leading online purveyor of hand blended vibrational tisanes. Nourishing the bodymind with Sacred Herbs, their therapeutic attributes, tastes and aromas, is a gift from the enlightened ones and practiced in every spiritual tradition worldwide. Sacred Rose offers 8 distinctive herbal tea blends. Beloved, Dreamtime, Inner Peace, Clearing Tea, Soul of the Rose, Morning blossom, Mother Earth Zest and Matri. I was sent a sample of Matri and Beloved to try. Matri is a delicate blend of nettles, red raspberry, rose hips, alfalfa, dandelion, lemon and ginger that breathes women in birth in the most high and loving way. Beloved has a blend of damiana leaf, jasmine, hibiscus, hawthorn, pomegranate and wild cherry bark Matri was blended to breathe women in birth in the most high and loving way. Matri was created by Sacred Rose to inspire mothers to be unified with the higher consciousness of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual body systems. Why not treat your mother to the herbal blends of Matri this Mother's Day?!? Check out the beautiful packaging the tea comes shipped in. It is almost too pretty to open. And once you open it, look at all the herbal goodness on the inside. I love all kinds of teas, sweet tea, flavored teas, herbal teas... As much tea as I have had in my life, I have never tried loose leaf tea. So, I was not sure what to expect. It was very easy to do, all you need to do is infuse one teaspoon of your favorite blend into one cup of boiling water for 3-5 minutes. The longer you seep the more intense the flavor. The aroma of the tea filled my kitchen and the flavors had a nice twist to them. Depending on how sweet you like them you could go without or use your favorite sweetener. If you love herbal teas, then go check out Sacred Rose Tea online or you can check them out on Facebook Sacred Rose Organic Herbal Tea is going to give one lucky reader of Between the Lines the opportunity to win the Mother's Day tea.  

Win: Mother Earth ZestRegistered trademark symbol - a refreshing blend of ginger, spearmint, fennel and sage which assists in bringing a sense of fullness and grounding to our lives. This blend aids digestion and helps us root to the earth. Healing to the Root Chakra.(retail: $18)

Mandatory Entry:  Visit Sacred Rose Tea and leave a comment below stating something you love or would like to try.  Please remember to leave your email address so that we can contact you if you are the winner.

Extra Entries:

~ Like Sacred Rose on Facebook
~ Like Between the Lines on Facebook
~ Leave a comment on our Facebook page telling us your favorite kind of tea
~ Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link to your post (1 x Day)

Giveaway ends May 4th at 10pm est.
Giveaway open to residence of the US only.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be randomly selected. Prizes will be distributed by the sponsor.  Between the Lines cannot be held accountable for prizes not fulfilled. 

Disclaimer: The opinions and thoughts expressed are my own. I received a sample of Matri and Beloved Teas from Sacred Rose for my review, but I was not under any obligation to give a positive review.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

New Clips from The Avengers

The Avengers - Film Clip "Head Count"

The Avengers - Film Clip "Black Widow Interrogation"

The Avengers - Featurette "ASSEMBLE"

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MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS hits theaters everywhere on May 4th!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Clips from The Avengers

The Avengers - Film Clip "Loki Imprisoned"

The Avengers - Film Clip "Captain & Thor Battle"

The Avengers - Featurette "TENSION"

Check back tomorrow for more new clips from Marvel's The Avengers!

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Paparazzi Jewelry Review and Giveaway

Have you heard of Paparazzi Jewelry? If you have, then you know about all the great products they have! If not, you definitely need to check out our review. Paparazzi is a new direct sales jewelry company. They are based out of Utah, with only about 3000 consultants nationwide. They have everything from necklaces and earrings to bracelets and hair accessories.It is affordable for everyone! Everything is $5.00!!! How awesome is that?!

Our friend, Lisa Abercrombie, independent seller, invited us to check out their products. There is so much to choose from and when I got to attend an open house it was hard to decide what to pick out.

There is something for every personality. Even my two daughters found a bracelet and ring they liked. They even got themselves the cutest headband that is worn on a daily basis.

You fill up your basket with merchandise that is ready for purchase. When you attend an open house there is no ordering from catalogues or shipping fees. How cool is that when hosting party, you get to set up a jewelry boutique in your own house!

Lisa is offering one lucky reader of Between the Lines the following (see picture below) 2 necklaces, 2 bracelets, 3 pair of earrings (2 of them are with the necklaces), and a hair clip that also has a pin on the back so it can also be used on a hat, jacket, purse, scarf -- you name it. This giveaway would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift.

To Enter: Please visit her website and RECOMMEND the page Or go to her Facebook Page and LIKE it. Don't forget to leave us a comment to let us know which entry method you chose.  Please include your email address with your entries so that me can contact you if you are the winner.

Bonus Entries: 
     ~ Complete the other entry method listed above and leave a separate comment letting us know you completed it
     ~ Leave us a comment on our Facebook Page letting us know why you think $5 jewelry is an AWESOME idea!

Lisa is also offering a second giveaway if she hits 120 likes on her Facebook page. So, be sure to have your friends visit her page and like it.

And if you are interested in becoming an independent seller, Lisa would be happy to pass on any information. It's perfect for those of us that want to be a mom/wife first, but want/need to earn an income as well. More information can be found at Don't miss your opportunity!!!

Giveaway ends May 7th at 10 pm est.
Open to residence of the US only. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim the prize before another winner is randomly selected.

Disclaimer: The opinions and thoughts expressed are my own. I was able to pick out some jewelry for my review, but I was not under any obligation to give a positive review.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Learning Resources Review and Giveaway

Do your kids love learning as much as mine?  Do you have trouble finding toys and games that are educational, yet fun at the same time?   Learning resources "is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home. For more than 25 years, the company has been a trusted source for educators and parents for quality, award-winning educational products."  Just visit their easy to navigate website and you will be amazed at how many wonderful products that your child would be interested in and benefit from.
 For 2012, Learning Resources has released a huge variety of new educational toys.  Amongst them is the Primary Science Mix and Measure Set.  This set includes "chunky, colorful tools are contoured for little hands".  Amongst the tools are 3 self-standing spoons, 6 unique cup designs help children visualize quantities, a bowl with lid, and a scale.  While my girls would be just happy as can be measuring and pouring water for hours, I love that the kit comes with Activity Cards to guide children and their parents on various fun "experiments".

My girls, ages 5 and 7, were both instantly engaged with the set.  My five year old loves that she can now make her own bubble solution.  Like most kids, she manages to spill her fair share of store bought bubble solution and she is now excited that she can refill her bottles on her own.  My seven year old loves that she can now create her own slime and clay.  By creating the clay and leaving it white, she also gets the chance to paint her project when it dries.  This is a wonderful set for elementary kids and I would recommend it as a mother and a teacher.  My girls are learning fractions without even knowing it.

Would you like your own Primary Science Mix and Measure Set?  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New Clip from Disney's Chimpanzee

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CHIMPANZEE hits theaters everywhere on April 20th!  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kids Who Give: Sponsored by Farm Rich

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Farm Rich Kicks Off 2012 ‘Kids Who Give’ Contest, Featuring $10,000 Grand Prize

Don't underestimate the awesomeness of a kid. Farm Rich certainly doesn't. This month Farm Rich kicks off the third annual Kids Who Give contest, which celebrates young people making a positive impact in the world. To enter or learn more, visit

Open to youth aged 7-17 who reside in the U.S., the contest awards kids giving back to their communities through volunteer work. For 2012, Farm Rich will recognize quarterly winners as well as an annual grand-prize winner who will receive $10,000 for the charity of his or her choice.

A first-, second-, and third-place winner will be chosen each quarter to receive donations of $3,500, $1,500 and $1,000, respectively, for their chosen charities. Honorable mentions each quarter get a “Pat on the Back” gift card of $250. The grand-prize winner, chosen through a public online vote next January, will receive a gift of $10,000 to donate to a selected charity or charities. 

To enter, kids should go to and submit a 250- to 500-word essay explaining their volunteer work and how it has helped others. Entrants are also encouraged to include a creative representation of their story along with their entries. Contest rules, details and deadlines are included on the website.

Join the Kids Who Give conversations on Facebook or follow @kidswhogive on Twitter for contest updates. Video entries can also be viewed on YouTube at

“It's such an honor to recognize and celebrate these amazing kids, and we’re humbled to help them share their stories and experiences," says Jennifer Meetz, Director of Marketing for Farm Rich. "Our Kids Who Give entrants are an inspiration to us all."

Last year’s Kids Who Give honorees showed how kindness, determination and hard work can move mountains. They included:

§  Nathan Hickey of Monrovia, Calif., who formed Mountain Biking for Pablove to support kids with cancer.
§  Ricky Springer of McDonough, Ga., who started Racing for a Cause to educate others on the disorder eosinophillic colitis, which he suffers from himself.
§  Mariah Reynolds, a Cincinnati, Ohio, resident who’s been volunteering since she was 6 years old. Today, she’s behind three non-profits: Just One Heart, gLove One Another and Heal the Soul.
§  Rujul Zaparde from Plainsboro, N.J., founded Drinking Water for India, which raises money to build tube-wells in remote Indian villages.

About Farm Rich
Farm Rich created Kids Who Give in 2010 to honor youth who give back. The Farm Rich popular lineup of frozen snacks and appetizers is sold at grocery and club stores nationwide. More at

Monday, April 16, 2012



Try The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Rinse for Free -- Exclusive Facebook Rebate Offer
Are you seeing red when you floss, or noticing “pink in the sink” when you brush? Bleeding gums are one of the first signs of gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Rinse is clinically proven to help heal and prevent bleeding gums, and does so without alcohol, harsh chemicals, artificial sweeteners, dyes and preservatives. The best part? Now you can try it for FREE! Head over to The Natural Dentist Facebook page ( to fill out your printable rebate form. Fans can get a rebate on the full purchase price of The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Rinse at Walgreens or Rite Aid. Click on the rebate tab at the top of the page and fill out our submission form. Offer ends April 22nd.
Konsyl’s “WHOLE” Lotta Fiber Giveaway
Kick-start your healthy lifestyle and overall better health by adding psyllium fiber and healthier choices to your diet.  Now through April 13, 2012 Konsyl invites you to enter the Konsyl “WHOLE” Lotta Fiber Giveaway for a chance to win one of 10 prizes. Five (5) winners will be randomly selected to win a $200 gift card to Whole Foods. Plus, five (5) more winners will win their choice of Konsyl product (picked at the time of entry). Visit to enter by 4/13 and learn more about the giveaway.
New Replens Facebook Page Offers Big Product Sample Giveaway
It’s time to reconnect and rediscover today…and everyday…with Replens Long-Lasting Feminine Moisturizer. To celebrate the launch of the new Replens Facebook page, Replens is giving away free samples while supplies last. Connect with Replens on Facebook and sign up for your free sample now!  
Arnicare Feel Better Faster Sweeps and Video
If injuries are in your family’s nature then find relief from muscle pain and bruising in a medicine that works naturally with the body and enter the Arnicare Feel Better Faster Sweeps until April 20, 2012. You’ll have a chance at winning Arnicare and a $50 Walgreens gift card. Plus, watch their fun new video of a family battling human nature and answer the bonus question on the entry form for a chance at a bonus prize - an additional $100 Walgreens gift card! Join the Arnicare community  and learn more here
Facebook Milestone Upcoming Giveaways
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Arnicare Gel Review and Giveaway

About Arnicare Gel:

    Brought to you by Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, Arnicare Gel, made from Arnica montana, works naturally to ease muscle pain and stiffness due to minor injuries and overexertion. It also works to reduce swelling and discoloration of bruises. Arnica, a mountain plant from the daisy family, has been commonly used for centuries as a natural pain reliever and is recommended today by doctors, plastic surgeons and pharmacists—and used by professional athletes—worldwide.

My Thoughts:

    As most of you know, I suffer from chronic pain.  What you may not know is that I am not a big fan of pumping my body full of medicine.  When I was asked to review Arnicare Gel, I was very interested to see if it would be able to touch the pain that only strong narcotics had been able to touch in the past.  Seeing that it was an all-natural homeopathic remedy, I decided to give it a shot. "With Arnicare, there’s no risk of overdose, no contraindications, no drug interactions, and no side effects when used as directed. This unscented homeopathic gel is quickly absorbed by the skin, it’s non-greasy and paraben-free, and it does not contain methyl salicylate or camphor—common ingredients found in many pain relief creams which can be toxic in large doses. These benefits make Arnicare Gel safe for the whole family."  I was extremely surprised at the relief I felt after using it on my knees.  It felt a little warm immediately after applying the gel and within ten minutes I felt both knees relax.  It is definitely something that I will keeping around the house.  I recommend trying this product on your everyday aches and pains, as well as those painful bumps and bruises.

One reader of Between the Lines will win their very own bottle to try it out.  For those of you who are ready to try it out now,  Arnicare Gel can be purchased at Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and Whole Foods, as well as independent pharmacies and health food stores for an SRP of $9.99.  Arnicare is also available in several other forms, including cream, ointment, and oral pellets and tablets. Don't forget to visit their website to snag your $1 off coupon before heading to the store.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vacation: Day Seven

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Birthday!!! (+giveaway) offers an extensive variety of gifts for every occasion.  Whether you are celebrating, congratulating, or wishing someone well, has the perfect handmade gift basket for you.  All of their food products contain award-winning and critically acclaimed ingredients.   With you will never struggle to find the perfect gift again. 

Gift baskets prices range from about $34 to around $250.   If you are looking for a gift within a specific price range,’s website is easy to navigate.  You can also search for gift baskets relating to a specific theme or celebration.  If you need a gift quickly, offers same day delivery on many of their unique baskets.   Thanks to, I am celebrating my birthday today with delicious BROWNIES!!!!!!

Thanks to Brian, from, I was able to review some delicious, mouth watering brownies from the Brownie Sampler Bakery Gift. This gift includes:

Includes 2 of Each Flavor:

· Belgian Chocolate Chunk
· White Chocolate Macadamia Blonde
· Butterscotch Blonde
· Cheesecake
· Peanut Butter
· Fudge Walnut

 I honestly can say that I genuinely surprised at how moist and delicious these brownies were.  I received one of each variety and shared it with my family.  These brownies were huge portions. Although they say they are 2 servings, we split them into four pieces and were still more than satisfied.  My absolute favorite was the Butterscotch Blonde.  The flavor, texture, and moisture were just perfect.  I may have hinted to my hubby that I wouldn't mind a few more for my birthday today. :)   My hubby's favorite was the Belgian Chocolate Chunk.  It was also very moist and had a great chocolate flavor.  My girls both liked the White Chocolate Macadamia Blonde the best.  I can't blame them.  It was absolutely delicious!

The generous people from have offered one lucky reader of Between the Lines a chance to win their very own Brownie Samples.  The winner will receive 6 full size brownies (one of each flavor).

Mandatory Entry:  Like Gourmet Gift Baskets on Facebook and come back here and leave a comment letting me know you’ve completed your submission.
This entry must be completed for additional entries to count.
Extras: (Remember each entry must have a separate comment and an email address is needed to contact winner.)
~Follow Between the Lines
~ Follow Between the Lines on Facebook  (leave FB name)
~ Leave a comment on our FB Page letting me know one of your favorite product they carry at        
~Follow me on Twitter(leave twitter name)
~ Follow on Twitter
~Tweet this giveaway leaving me your link. (3x a day not back to back) (1 entry each)
~Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link (10)

This giveaway will end on April 25th @10p.m Eastern
Giveaway open to US only (excluding Hawaii and Alaska).  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: I received a complimentary gift basket in exchange for my honest review. The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review. The prize will be sent out by the the sponsor and Between the Lines cannot be held accountable for Prizes not delivered.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Vacation: Day Six

Kite Festival

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Avengers!

How Cute are these little Avengers?

Don't miss Marvel's The Avengers coming to Theaters May 4th!

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Vacation: Day Five

Showing off her Hole In One

Showing off her Hole In One

Mini Golf in a volcano with Grams

Being scared of the volcano rumbling