The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray Giveaway

I am a HUGE Lord of the Rings fan! I love the first three movies and I was so excited when The Hobbit trilogy came out. I was able to see the first two movies but once the third one came out I was 9 months pregnant and I was not going to last through a 2 and a half hour movie without going to the bathroom 20 times, so we had to wait until it came out on Blu-ray. Now it has and I’m so excited to see it!! Here is a little bit about The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies:

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpieceThe Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

Special Features on the Blu-Ray combo pack include: 

• New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth Part 3
• Recruiting the Five Armies
• Completing Middle-earth: A Six-Part Saga
• Completing Middle-earth: A Seventeen-Year Journey
• The Last Goodbye: Behind the Scenes
• Music Video
• Trailers

Check out the app below and take the quiz to find out if you have the bravery it takes to journey through Middle Earth! Also, mouse over the Interactive Map to learn fun facts about Middle-Earth. Watch the official trailer & click the box art to bring the film home today!


One of my readers will win their very own The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray of their very own. You can watch the action over and over again. This is open to US and Canada residents. Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Blu-ray The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Disclosure: This giveaway is brought to you by Partners Hub. I did not receive any compensation for posting this giveaway. All opinions are my own. 

GB Travel Safe Sweepstakes (Win a $500 Babies “R” Us Gift Card!)

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GB Asana35


To celebrate the release of the new GB Asana35 AP car seat, GB is hosting a GB Travel Safe Sweepstakes where you will have the chance to win a $500 Babies “R” Us gift card! The GB Asana35 AP  has a unique 3-way Firm Fit System to help your baby stay safe and secure. Babies are expensive so this sweepstakes can help you out by winning gift cards or some really cool GB gear like the new Asana35 AP car seat or the GB Zuzu stroller.

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To enter the giveaway just fill out the app above or you can go to the sweepstakes website. One grand prize winner will receive a $500 Babies “R” Us gift card. Second place will receive the car seat and stroller while third place will receive a car seat. There will also be 3 weekly winners that will receive a $100 or $50 Babies “R” Us gift card. So make sure to enter every week! Come back and let us know if you are a big winner!!

Get Clean and Smooth Hands with Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap #Giveaway

Disclosure: “Dial provided me with a sample of Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub hand soap in exchange for a product review. All opinions are my own.”

dial sugar cane husk hand soap

As a Purex Insider, I was able to try out the new Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub hand soap for myself. This was just released in February 2015 as part of Dial’s new luxury Boutique Collection that includes three other pretty and yummy scents. The soaps help moisturize your skin as well as get your hands squeaky clean. I was excited to put this new soap to the test.

With it being Spring time now (yay!!) I am starting to get my garden ready and it gets my hands really dirty, even though I wear my gardening gloves all the time. I loved using this soap when I was ready to clean up. It has tiny micro-scrubbers to really help get your hands clean and exfoliate your skin at the same time. Not only did my hands get clean but my skin actually felt soft and smooth after each use. You can definitely feel the micro-scrubbers working but they feel gentle and not harsh on my skin.

dial sugar cane husk hand soap

I love the look of the new bottles, they have a modern feel to them and they look great on my bathroom and kitchen sinks. I also like that in the Boutique Collection, each scent is a different color so you can match the bottles to your decor. I do love the scent of the Sugar Cane Husk Scrub. It is slightly sweet but not overpowering. I thought it would be more of a vanilla scent but it was just a slight hint of sweet and creamy that was very nice.


Overall, I think that the Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub hand soap is lovely and I plan on using it daily. This is a great way to keep your hands clean and looking younger since it exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time. It is by a brand that I trust and it is very affordable. Now, 2 of my readers will have a chance to win a coupon for their very own Dial hand soap! This giveaway is open to US residents only. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

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Since becoming a mom, I have become a huge fan of photo gifts. It is just something that comes with the territory I guess. You have a baby and they grow so fast so you want to capture as many adorable moments as you can. When I saw the photo blankets at, I just knew that it would be perfect for all of the photos of my little girl. I was able to receive a 50 x 60 photo blanket and I absolutely love it! doesn’t just carry photo blankets but a wide variety of photo gifts like: canvases, cards, wrapping paper, calenders, and so much more. They have 2 different blankets to choose from; fleece and velveteen. The velveteen has a thicker plush while the fleece gives a much more sharper image. Not only can you customize the blankets with your own photos but you can choose from different borders, backgrounds, fonts, effects, and more. You can fit up to 100 photos on the 50 x 60 size. I love the size of the blanket. I am pretty tall and this covers me up completely when I lay out on the sofa.

photo blanket 1 photo blanket 2

I chose to use 5 photos to put on my blanket so they would be large and colorful. I put my favorite pictures from my baby’s first year. I had her full name written across the top in a pretty purple font. I won’t show that in the pictures for privacy purposes, but it turned out great. I also picked a pretty blue background for the photos to lay on. I love how everything turned out. The pictures are very sharp and clear on the blanket. The fleece is super soft and this is the perfect blanket for the spring and summer since it isn’t too thick. photo blanket

I just love all the options that offers when it comes to creating your own photo blanket. It was very easy to upload all of my photos and put the whole thing together. It only took me around 10 minutes to create the blanket.  I think I received the blanket within a week and a half from the time I ordered it so it came pretty quickly. The best thing about this blanket is that it is machine washable! My daughter usually falls asleep on my lap while we watch TV and this is the blanket that we cuddle up in now. This  is something that I will cherish forever!

Check out and see everything that they have to offer. I was very impressed with the quality of their products and I think you will be too. They are being so kind to offer one of my readers the chance to win their own fleece photo blanket ($109.99 value)! If you would like to win one for yourself, just use the Rafflecopter form below. This is open to US residents only.

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Give Your Pup a Treat Every Month with BarkBox #Review

“I received product to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. No compensation was received.”Jan 2015 Bark Box

This winter has been hard on my 2 pooches. It seems like they have been cooped up in the house with a crawling toddler for far too long. I know they are ready for Spring so they can get out and run around all day. One good thing about this month is that they get to try out a new BarkBox to keep them busy for now. They got to try out  the BarkBox from January so it was a winter themed box. They were both so excited when it arrived!

For those of you that haven’t heard of BarkBox, it is a monthly subscription box full of dog goodies. You choose the size of your dog and which plan you would like: 1, 3, 6, or 12 month. The boxes arrive on the 15th of every month so it gives you and your dogs something fun to look forward to. My box included treats and toys for a medium sized dog. I have a medium and a small size dog so I figured they could share. My box included:

  • Puppy Love Wild Alaskan Salmon Jerky Treat
  • R2P Pet Monster
  • Etta Says Deer Chews
  • Dex and Penny Squeaky Icicle
  • Complete Natural Nutrition Off- Leash Stix

My dogs loved the treats! They pretty much devoured them once they got a hold of them. I gave Sadie the Deer Chew since there was only one and it was gone in under 3 minutes. They both had one of the Off-Leash Stix and they loved them as well. I liked that the treats were made of turkey and pumpkin and that they didn’t have a bad smell like some of the treats they have had before.

Jan BarkBox

The best part of the box was the toys. Sadie seemed to like the Icicle toy. She mostly carried it around instead of actually playing with it and it was a bit too big for Obi to get but he did try his hardest. The favorite was the Pet Monster. They played with it for a long time. Even Obi dragged it around the house. It did only last the first day before Sadie ripped it open and got the squeaker out of it. They still play with it all the time though.

Squeaky Icicle

The BarkBox was a hit in our house. I think it is a fun idea for all pet parents. I love getting packages in the mail and so do my dogs :) . You can check out BarkBox for more information and to check out what has been in past boxes. My dogs loved it and I know yours will too.

Adorable Baby & Toddler Easter Baskets

Adorable Easter Baskets for Babies & Toddlers-collage

Can you believe that Easter will be here in a few weeks? I am so ready for the Spring weather. This year will be my daughter’s second Easter. She wasn’t really old enough to really do much last year so I am hoping she will get to do some Easter egg hunting this year. I have been searching for an Easter basket that would be perfect for her and I have come across quite a few that I thought were just adorable and had to share. I love that now you can get most of them personalized. These are the baskets that I thought would be cute for babies and toddlers since they are more plush and just the right size. Check out the ones I loved below.

Cra-Z-Art - Nickelodeon Baby's 1st Easter Basket, 7

I love the ears and feet on this basket and I know that a baby would love to pull on them. This basket is under $15 and available at Kmart. It’s perfect for a little boy’s first Easter.

Cra-Z-Art – Nickelodeon Baby’s 1st Easter Basket, 7.


Disney - Mickey & Friends Plush Easter Basket - Minnie Mouse

My daughter loves Minnie Mouse so this caught my eye. If you don’t want to go the traditional route of a bunny or chick then you can get their favorite Disney character.

Disney – Mickey & Friends Plush Easter Basket – Minnie Mouse


Genius - My First Easter Basket - Baby Gund

This is adorable for both a boy or a girl. I love the little stuffed animals that come with it.

Genius – My First Easter Basket – Baby Gund


Personal Creations - Personalized Large Plush Bunny Basket - Personalized Easter Baskets

How adorable is this basket?! This one is my personal favorite and I will probably get this one for Aria. This will last her a long time instead of just while she is a toddler.

Personal Creations – Personalized Large Plush Bunny Basket – Personalized Easter Baskets


Disney - Frozen Plush Easter Basket with Disney Frozen Egg Set with Candy Inside Perfect for Easter

I know that little girls still love the Frozen movie so this will help make them happy. This basket includes an egg set filled with candy so this is a one stop shop.

Disney – Frozen Plush Easter Basket with Disney Frozen Egg Set with Candy Inside Perfect for Easter Egg Hunts and More


PTI group - Yoda Plush Easter Basket

I laughed when I saw this one but it is really perfect for your little Star Wars fan. Or in my case your big Star Wars fan, I can really see my fiance wanting this for himself and beating all the kids to the Easter eggs :) .

PTI group – Yoda Plush Easter Basket


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Get Silky Smooth Skin with New Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash #Review #Giveaway

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Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash

I recently became a new member of the Purex Insiders! For my first review for them I was sent the new Dial Miracle Oil body wash to try out for myself. I am a big fan of body wash over bar soap because I think it lasts a lot longer and you get more bang for your buck. I love trying out new beauty products so I was pretty excited to see how this body wash would stack up to the ones I have used in the past.

The first thing I noticed about the Dial Miracle Oil body wash was the smell. It is very nice and almost has a citrus smell to it. I can’t put my finger on exactly what it is but I like it. It isn’t a very flowery scent so it can be used by men as well as by women. I feel that this is more of a family body wash that everyone can use. It is infused with Caring Oils that are currently being used in hair care and cosmetics. Apparently this is a new trend that is supposed to form a rich lather and rinse off clean.

I liked that it did have a nice lather and the smell filled my bathroom when I took a shower. The soap rinsed off very nicely and I didn’t feel any residue on my skin. It felt silky smooth and, most importantly, clean. My skin has been really dry this winter but when I dried off I really noticed a difference in my skin. It was smooth and I didn’t need to apply any lotion when I was done. I noticed this after just the first wash!

Dial Miracle Oil Bodywash

I am very pleased with the new Dial Miracle Oil body wash. I like that it does what it says it will do and it is by a brand that is very affordable. I will keep using it for the following weeks to see if I notice anymore change in my skin. This is a great product to add to your skin care routine. To learn more about this new body wash you can go to or check them out on Facebook at

Now I have some coupons to giveaway! 2 lucky winners will get a coupon to try the new Dial Miracle Oil body wash out for themselves. This is open to US residents only. Just fill out the form below to enter.

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Crock pot Meatballs Recipe. Only 3 Ingredients!!

crockpot  meatballs

I love to cook but most of the time I just don’t have the time to cook from scratch and I need something quick. I found this recipe on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for a busy weeknight. I love this Crock pot Meatballs recipe because you only need 3 ingredients and you probably already have them in your fridge. These were so good and I made them for dinner and served them over a bed of rice. These would be great for parties and tailgating as well. Here is the super quick and easy recipe:


1 32 oz. bag of frozen meatballs ( I used homestyle)

1 jar of grape jelly

1 bottle of BBQ sauce ( I used Sweet Baby Ray’s)

Add all the ingredients in the crock pot and stir to coat the meatballs. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

You really can’t get much easier then that!