Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturday Funnies

Gotta Love it!

epic fail photos - CLASSIC: Hiding FAIL
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Who do they think they are fooling??
epic fail photos - Idea WIN
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Just read and laugh!

epic fail photos - Inconvenience FAIL
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Weight Watcher by Conair Digital Scale Review and Giveaway

Whether you are trying a keep your New Year's resolution or just trying to maintain a healthy weight, you need to find a scale that you can trust.  I have had scales in the past that were inconsistent, and while some days it made me happy to see a lower weight, other days is was just plain frustrating.  Weight Watchers® by Conair™ Digital Scale Model WW58S
not only provides gentle motivation and inspiration, but is also consistently accurate. I have tried standing in numerous different positions on the scale and the weight is always the same. It is a definite keeper.

The Weight Watchers® by Conair™ Digital Scale Model WW58S comes with 15 reusable stickers that provide various messages to inspire you to stay strong and stick to your goal.  It even comes with a blank stick that you can fill in with your own message to yourself.  Change your stickers as often as you like and stick them anywhere on the glass surface.  

The scale itself has a glass top and is very slender.  It has a 1.5" digital display that shows your weight to the tenth of the pound.  The scale has a 400lb capacity and runs on one long-life AAA lithium battery that is included.  The scale also has a 10-year warranty.

Would you like your very own inspirational scale?  One lucky reader from Between the Lines will have the chance to try it out.  Simply enter on the Rafflecopter below!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Finding Nemo in 3-D

Finding Nemo is returning to the big screen for the first time in 3-D on September 14, 2012! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kisseo Cards: Review and Giveaway

Finding the perfect card to send someone can be stressful at times. Most of us are strapped for time these days and with so much going on, it's easy to let dates pass us by. How many times have you forgotten to pick up a birthday card or thank you card? Maybe you picked up the card, but then forgot to drop it in the mail. Kisseo is here to make things easier for you.

Kisseo is the global leader in eCards and greeting cards, with free eCards for every occasion, such as Birthday eCards, Love eCards, Thank You eCards, Easter eCards, and Christmas eCards. Available in 5 different languages. English eCards, German eCards, Spanish eCards, Italian eCards, and French eCards.

You can send Kisseo ecards via email and/or on Facebook, If you're on the go, download the Kisseo iPhone app and send cards from anywhere!

Kisseo connected me to their application on Facebook. It is so simple to send my Facebook friends ecards. You can easily spend a lot of time looking through all 5,000+ cards they have, trying to decide which of the cards is the perfect one. What's even better is they have reminders for birthdays in the app! It's so simple to use. All you have to do is click on the app, pick your card, then send it to your friend. Just a few clicks and your card is on its way!

Be sure to check out Kisseo on Facebook and sign up to follow them on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest Kisseo news and their new ecards.

You can send free ecards with limited options, but if you become a premium member (approx $24/year) you have access to all cards in all the categories and its advertisement free.

Kisseo is giving away a free 1-year premium subscription to one lucky reader of Between the Lines.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Win A LifeSpan Treadmill!!

Join the Vitalicious “Walk It Off in 7 Minutes” Facebook Sweepstakes and you could be on your way to a healthier you! grand prize winner will receive a LifeSpan TR 1200-DT Desktop Treadmill ($1,999 Retail Value).
Ten runners-up will receive a 48-pack of the new 50-calorie Fudgy Chocolate Mini VitaCakes ($48 Retail Value).  It takes just 7 minutes to walk off a Mini VitaCake!
Please go to to enter. The sweepstakes will run from January 19 through March 4, 2012.

Disney Pin Trading

Pins, Pins, Pins.  No matter where you visit in Walt Disney World, you will be exposed to the whirlwind that is Pin Trading.  What is Pin Trading, you ask?   Pin Trading is one of the biggest crazes down in Disney World.  It is fun, interactive, and great for finding unique souvenirs.    By purchasing some Disney Pins and displaying them on a lanyard, you will opened yourself up to meeting new people and discovering a new hobby that you never knew you needed.  Trade with Cast Members or fellow visitors, like yourself.  And don’t forget to have fun!
Saving Money - Unfortunately, Pin Trading can get pretty expensive.   At Walt Disney World, most pins can be purchase for about $10-$15.  Some are more and a few are less.  You can also purchase sets for around $30-$40.  To make Pin Trading easier on the wallet, purchase your pins and lanyard from eBay prior to your trip.  Many bulk sellers list pins for as low as $1 each.  You don’t get to choose the pins you receive, but that just makes Pin Trading more fun.  Now you and your family can hunt the World for your favorite Character and Park pins.  We also purchased our lanyards on eBay for $1.50 each and we didn’t even pay shipping!
Following the Rules – As with everything in life, Pin Trading has a few easy rules to follow.  Only metal Disney pins with the ©Disney mark can be traded.  These pins also need to have a rubber Mickey Mouse back.  However, I have seen several exceptions to that rule at Disney Restaurants and stores.  In that case, you keep your back to use with your new pin and the cast member keeps your old pin minus the back.  Remember that you may only trade with each cast member twice, so make a good trade.  And watch out for those sharp points.  If not traded carefully, those cute pins might just get you.  It is always a good idea to put the back on your pin before handing it over.
Kids Only – In the Pin Trading world there are many cast members that will on trade with children ages 3-12.  At Walt Disney World, these cast members can be see with a green hip or neck lanyard.    I have also encountered a few cast members that push Disney Strollers covered in pins.  They also will only trade with children.  If you are a parent of young children, keep your eyes open for these cast members.  They usually have really cute pins!
Make Some Memories -   Once you get into Pin Trading you may realize that some pins are rarer than others.  You may feel the need to only trade for the more “valuable” pins, but in my opinion it is better to trade for what you love.  Disney pins are great reminders of what you and/or your children were most interested in that year.   Whether it is Fairies or Pirates, find your favorites and keep them as memories for years to come.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Stop, Take a Deep Breath, and Relax

Although motherhood is considered to be the most rewarding gift in life, it can also be one of the most stressful. Most women tend to neglect their own needs upon becoming mothers. While caring for another’s life, we tend to ignore the little warning signs our bodies give us until it too late. As a mother, I feel that it is important to not forget my own needs. I will be the first to admit it took me a long time to understand this, and even a longer time to implement it. However, now that I do remember to take care of myself from time to time, I am a calmer and more patient mother and wife.

Writing in a journal every day is an easy way to relax. By allowing yourself 10-15 minutes of alone time to write will do more than you think. Not only does this give you a moment to sit and breathe, but it also allows you to address your frustrations or joys of the day. I usually tend to write in that order because I finish on a good note and go back to my kids in a better mood.

I also find that daily exercise helps my stress level tremendously. The days I can’t manage to fit in a full workout, I run races with my kids or have an in-house dance party. Just getting your blood moving will help calm your body and decrease muscle tension. The days where my “old” body can’t get moving, the sluggish feeling really weighs me down. Singing is also a great way to release stress. Sing alone or even with your kids. When we sing together, it usually ends in laughter. And as the old saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine”.

The foods you eat can also have an effect on your stress level. I am always hearing mom’s say that they didn’t have time to eat or they just grabbed the quickest thing from the pantry. Not eating or eating too much sugary and fatty food can lower our energy level and add to our stress. I find that it is more beneficial for me to make a meal plan for a week at a time. Not only does this make daily life easier, but it also eliminates unnecessary trips to the grocery stores (which are stressful with kids).

There are so many little ways that we can make our lives less stressful. Go for a walk, get some sun, play a game, take a nap, go out with the girls, etc…. What do you do to keep your stress level in check? Grab a latte, put up your feet, and join the discussion!