Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday Funnies/Fails

Here are some more weekend funnies.  "Laughter is the best medicine!"

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Anyone for Carbon Dioxide filled "Helium" balloons?? :)

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Good thing they had a tow truck to move that heavy wheelchair!

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Ummm....well, this just speaks for itself!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Recipe Corner: Szechwan Shrimp

I am not a big fan of shrimp, but this recipe was a favorite of my husband’s. He eats this shrimp by the pound! If you like it spicy, add a little more red pepper! Do you have a mouthwatering recipe you would like to recommend? Shoot me an email at  and I can post it for all to enjoy!

• 4 tablespoons water
• 2 tablespoons ketchup
• 1 tablespoon soy sauce
• 2 teaspoons cornstarch
• 1 teaspoon honey
• 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 1/4 cup sliced green onions
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 12 ounces cooked shrimp, tails removed

1. In a bowl, stir together water, ketchup, soy sauce, cornstarch, honey, crushed red pepper, and ground ginger. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in green onions and garlic; cook 30 seconds. Stir in shrimp, and toss to coat with oil. Stir in sauce. Cook and stir until sauce is bubbly and thickened.

Thursday, February 16, 2012



Fantastic Facebook Giveaways & News!


"Love Your Hair with Conair" Facebook Giveaway

Who doesn’t love fabulous hair? From now through 2/17, we want to spread the hair love so enter for your chance to win one of five great hair prizes in the "Love Your Hair with Conair" Facebook giveaway! During the week of Valentine's Day (2/13-2/17), five randomly selected entrants will be selected to win a Conair hair styling appliance, a Conair brush, and a Travel Smart heart-shaped luggage lock! Visit for more details and to enter the giveaway.

“I Love My Udderly Smooth Skin” Facebook Sweeps

Love your skin again this winter with Udderly Smooth! Heal your dry spots with the power of the cow spots and enter the "I Love My Udderly Smooth Skin" Sweeps until February 24, 2012. Winners will be chosen randomly at 3 pm EST each day Monday, February 20 to Friday, February 24 to receive a 12 ounce jar of Udderly Smooth Body Cream and a $25 gift card to Walmart or CVS (winner’s choice)!  Enter now on the Udderly Smooth Facebook page  or here:
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Baby Anti Monkey Butt "Cutest Little Monkey" Photo Sweeps

Think your little monkey has cuteness cornered? Then enter the “Cutest Little Monkey" Photo Sweeps on the Anti Monkey Butt Facebook page until March 29 for a chance at great prizes, including a Babies R US shopping spree, fun monkey-themed baby gear and Baby Anti Monkey Butt product. Give your little monkey some tender loving derriere care with Baby Anti Monkey Butt Diaper Rash Powder and Cream, both boast the power of calamine for comfort and healing! Learn about the full line of Anti Monkey Butt products at Enter now for your chance to win one of seven prize packs randomly awarded each Thursday, February 16 – March 29, 2012, here:

WIN $1,500 Plus An Oral Care Prize Pack From The Natural Dentist in Woman's World!  

Register to win a "Brighten Your Smile" prize pack from The Natural Dentist in the Feb. 27th issue of Woman’s World magazine. Winner will receive a selection of their signature products including their popular Healthy Gums Antigingivitis Rinse. All their products contain no alcohol or artificial ingredients. Winner will also receive $1,500 to put toward the family dental bills!
Enter the Sweepstakes at:
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SpermCheck Fertility – Are You Committed to Conception?
Top fertility advocate, Pamela Madsen, recommends SpermCheck Fertility to take some of the guesswork out of conception. Now through Feb. 29th, enter the "Committed to Conception" Sweepstakes and one grand prize winner will win a private fertility coaching session with Pamela (by phone or online) and four runners up will win a copy of Pamela's Shameless Baby Making CD and a $50 retailer gift card to either Walgreens or CVS! Enter here!  
SpermCheck Fertility is the only FDA-approved, 98%- accurate home test that allows men to test their sperm count in the privacy of their own home. Learn more by joining us Facebook –

New Replens Facebook Page Launches with 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 THOUSANDS of free samples. Connect with Replens on Facebook to get your free sample now! Offer starts February 14, 2012 and runs while supplies last. 
We encourage you to "LIKE" the RL&A Facebook page ( and to follow us on Twitter ( to stay up to date on all client giveaways and promos!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

VeggieTales®: Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men Giveaway!

If you've been following my blog for awhile, you have read about the wonderful little guys from Veggie Tales.  We have followed Bob the tomato and Larry the Cucumber as they learned the true meaning of Christmas and Easter and now it is is time to join them and their friends as they learn about greed, rejection, and helping others in Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men.

About the DVD:
In this Veggie-version of the classic tale, Larry the Cucumber stars as Robin Good, a fearless man who roves the town of Bethlingham with his band of merry men to help people by fundraising from the rich and giving to the poor!  But when a greedy Prince starts stealing the townspeople’s hams, donations are down and Robin’s friends take off and decide to give robbing from the rich a try. 

Feeling rejected, Robin thinks things can't get any worse, until he finds out that the ham-hoarding Prince has also captured his friends. Can Robin overcome his own hurt, rescue his friends and restore the townspeople's hope?  
A story of faith, strength, and friendship, this timeless tale will warm the hearts of children everywhere!

My girls and I haven't yet watched this fun looking DVD, but they have watched the above trailer and are ready to go to the store and buy their copy.  Big Entertainment will be releasing it on March 3rd at your local Christian bookstore and March 16th everywhere.  If your local store doesn't have VeggieTales®: Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Me for sale, you can visit their website to order your own copy.  While you are there, browse around at some of their other great DVD's or fun online games.  Your kids will fall in love instantly with these fun-loving characters.

One lucky reader of Between the Lines is going to win their very own copy of VeggieTales®: Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Me!
To Enter: Simply visit Veggie Tale's Website and leave me a FACEBOOK comment telling me which product that your kiddo would love to have!
Extras: (Remember each entry must have a separate comment and an email address is needed to contact winner.)
~ Like Veggie Tales on Facebook (2)
~ Follow Between the Lines on Facebook (2)
~Follow Between the Lines (2)
~ Subscribe to my email (2)
~Follow me on Twitter (2)
~Tweet this giveaway leaving me your link. (3x a day not back to back) (1 entry each)

This giveaway will end on February 29th @10p.m Eastern
*This giveaway is open to  US and Canada only.  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:  The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own. I received no compensation for my review but was under any obligation to give a positive review. Prizes are mailed out by the distributor and Between the Lines cannot be held accountable for prizes not sent.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Craft for Kids

Happy Valentines Day!  Are you searching for a cute little activity to do with your kiddos today?  My girls and I made some pretty Valentine wreaths that were simple and fun to make.  

Start With:
  • Red and pink construction paper
  • A paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • glitter or glitter glue
To begin, Cut a large hole in the paper plate.  This was hard for the girls to do, so I helped with this part.  Next, Cut out a lot of hearts from red and pink paper.  I showed my kids the trick to cutting out the hearts and they were able to do it for the most part.  We all pitched in.  If your child is younger, pre-cut the hearts before starting the activity.  After your hearts are cut, glue the hearts to the paper plate, overlapping a bit.  Next comes my girls' favorite part.  Decorating!  We used glitter glue, markers, and stamps.  I think in their mind, the more glitter the better.  That is why I chose the glitter.  It helps contain the mess a bit.  If you  can't glitter glue, you can use a glue stick and a glitter shaker.  It may be a bit messier, but the kids will have a blast.  Now their wreaths were by no means perfect, but they made it with love, so I wouldn't change a thing.

Monday, February 13, 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 Healthy Helpings MyPlate Activity Mat.  This activity mat helps children kinesthetically learn about healthy food choices and the new USDA MyPlate guidelines.  This great learning source features 48 photo based food cards and illustrated exercise cards.  The mat itself measures at 4.5’L x 4.5’H, so it is perfect for small group play or the whole class.
My girls love trying to stump each other.  They will choose a card for their sister and if they place the card on the wrong part of the plate, they have to choose an exercise card.

The exercise cards further promote a healthy lifestyle and show kids how easy it is to get daily exercise. This activity mat has many different ways to play and my girls love them all.  We have decided that we are going to donate it to our school to allow all the classes a chance to play.  Would you like a Healthy Helpings MyPlate Activity Mat?  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Movie Quote Trivia

Can you guess which movie this quote is from?  Bonus points for guessing the character!

"See, I'm dishonest. And a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It's the honest ones you need to watch out for, because you never know when they're going to do something incredibly... stupid."

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"Name's Barf. I'm a Mog, half man half dog. I'm my own best friend."

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Movie Quote Trivia

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"When I was your age I never chased a boy or called a boy or sat in a parked car with a boy."

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"Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while. "

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"I will not rest until I have you holding a Coke, wearing your own shoe, playing a Sega game--featuring you--while singing your own song in a new commercial--starring you--broadcast during the Superbowl in a game that you are winning, and I will not sleep until that happens. I'll give you fifteen minutes to call me back."

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"Men are incapable of growth, change and progress. For men self improvement ends at toilet training."

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Movie Quote Trivia

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"Since I've met you, I've nearly been incinerated, drowned, shot at and chopped into fish bait. We're caught in middle of something sinister here, my guess is Dad found out more he was looking for, and until I'm sure, I'm going to continue to do things the way I think they should be done."

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"When do I get my own flashy-little-memory-messier-upper-thing?"

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"I feel the need...the need for speed!"

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