Monday, August 18, 2014

Justin And The Knights of Valor Review and Giveaway! 3 Winners!!


*Disclaimer- I received the mention Blu-ray/DVD for review purposes, this did not alter my opinion of the Blu-ray/DVD. All opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*

Get Ready To Train To Become A Knight in ARC-Entertainment's Newly released Movie: Justin And The Knights of Valor!! Available Now To Own on Bluray And DVD At a Retailer Near You!!


Young Justin dreams of following in his grandfather Sir Roland's footsteps and becoming one of the legendary Knights of Valor. Along his quest, he encounters a slew of quirky characters, including the beautiful Talia and handsome Sir Clorex, who try to teach Justin the skills he needs to become a mighty knight. Justin is put to the test when he is forced to face a power-hungry army of thugs, led by the mighty Sota, but soon learns that true strength comes from the heart. From Antonio Banderas comes this wonderfully animated adventure for the whole family, with an outstanding cast of voice talent that includes Freddie Highmore, Rupert Everett, Alfred Molina, and Saorise Ronan.



Studio: ARC-ENTERTAINMENT
Language: English
Rated: PG
Run Time: 96 Minutes

Check out a Sneak Peak of Justin and the Knights of Valor Below!


Our Thoughts:
My girls and I sat down to enjoy Justin and the Knights of Valor for our Family Movie Night. I have to say, this movie is super cute and has really great animated graphics! The story line was wonderful, it was about a boy following his dreams to become a knight. He had to prove to the other Knights he was capable and willing to do what it takes to become one of them!

I am a kid at heart, you can find me watching cartoons all the time, I guess that's what motherhood does too you. With that being said, I really liked the movie, and would watch it more than once! My girls loved it as well, the action kept them entertained and kept their attention. This is all around a great family movie!

Overall, we really enjoyed this movie, and was a great pick for our Movie Night. I would totally recommend Justin and the Knight of Valor for your child and/or loved ones!! This will make an excellent addition to your child's movie library!


BUY IT: You can purchase Justin and the Knights of Valor on Bluray and DVD. The Bluray retails for $24.99 and The DVD retails for $20.99 at a retailer near you or Online!


WIN IT: Thanks to the awesome folks over at ARC-ENTERTAINMENT, THREE lucky readers will win a DVD Copy of Justin and the Knights of Valor! How awesome is that?? Thanks ARC-ENTERTAINMENT!!

To enter, simply fill out some or all of the Rafflecopter form below. Remember, you have a better chance at winning, by doing most of the entries and coming back daily for the daily entries!! 

GOOD LUCK!!


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♥~ Giveaway ~♥
♥~ Rules ~♥

♥~Open to the US.
♥~All entries will be verified
♥~Winner will be notified by email, and has 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.
♥~Winners will be drawn from Random.org provided by Rafflecopter.
♥~Giveaway ends 9/1/2014 11:59 EST .


Truvia TruFan Lamonade Stand!! #Trufanstand

*Disclaimer- I am a member of Crowdtap and was sent a few items from Truvia for a Lemonade Stand and to Test out their products with others. All opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*

I was recently handpicked by Crowdtap and Truvia to host a neighborhood Lemonade Stand!!!

The object was to build a creative neighborhood lemonade stand and serve Sweet Treats and Delicious Lemonade using Truvia, to spread the word about the #SweetSwitch!!

But before I begin, Let me tell you a little bit about Truvia! Truvia is an all natural sweetener, and is made up of three natural components, Stevia leaf extract from the best tasting stevia plant, erythritol, a sugar alcohol found naturally in various fruits and natural flavors. It is also Gluten Free and safe for Type 2 Diabetes.

The Truvia Baking Blend is also made with three ingredients, erythritol, stevia extract and sugar.

Be sure to swing by their webpage and check out some of their delicious recipes!!!


Now onto my Lemonade Stand!!

I was provided a kit that included 4 pairs of Truvia sunglasses, Truvia Spoonable, Truvia Baking Blend, 10 Truvia Cups and a $10 Gift Card for supplies!!

First, I thought about how I wanted my stand to look and what colors to use. I decided to go with Green and White, since that is the main colors of Truvia. Second, I thought about how I would execute the stand, I mean I am super crafty, but when it comes to building anything, it would look like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


I decided to go with an old book shelf I didn't use anymore, figured it could be refurbished and be even "Greener"!! So, I traveled to my local Wal-Mart and purchased a few cans of spray paint, some fabric, Pitchers, lemons, a box of Truvia packets and a few other items. While I was checking out, I seen a pool noodle next to the register and thought that would be a great idea as my poles for the sides and even better the holes at the ends would be perfect for my curtains in my vision.


After spray painting the shelf and adding the poles, I decided to work on my cute side curtains. I cut out the pieces I needed and went to stitching.


My next project was to make a cute catchy sign. I again went with green and white to keep the color scheme all the same, how ever, I did cut two lemons out of construction paper and placed on my sign. It was ready to be put together!!


The next day, I decided to make all the sweet treats!! I made Brownies, Cookies, Pink Lemonade and Regular Lemonade. On each Brownie and Cookie, I individually wrapped each one and stuck a Packet of Truvia on each one, to give everyone a free sample to take home!!


To be honest, I have never used Truvia in any of my recipes before, so I was very skeptical at first! But I have to admit after trying the homemade brownies and homemade cookies, I am HOOKED!!! You can not even taste the difference at all!! Want to hear the best part?? You get 75% fewer calories per serving than sugar, by using Truvia!!!


Our Baking Blend combines Truvía® natural sweetener with sugar for use in our favorite recipes with 75% fewer calories than sugar. All without losing the texture or sweet taste you love.
 
 
 
Calories 5
Total Carbohydrate 2g
Total Fat 0g
Erythritol <1g
Sodium 0mg
Protein 0g
 
Our original Truvía® natural sweetener designed for use at home to spoon and sprinkle just the right amount of great-tasting, zero-calorie Truvía® natural sweetener.
 
 
 
Calories 0
Total Carbohydrate 3g
Total Fat 0g
Erythritol 3g
Sodium 0mg
Protein 0g

My Finished TRUFAN Lemonade Stand!


Everyone loved the idea of getting free sweets, by simply tweeting #TruFanStand!


We had a great turn out today, we had friends and neighbors that stopped by and even had a few neighbors we've never met even stop by for some awesome Lemonade and Sweet Treats!!


I had a lot of great feedback from all my visitors today! They really loved the treats and said they couldn't even taste the difference!!! A few even said they will definitely be using Truvia in their baking needs as well as in the Lemonades and Kool-aids!! Truvia was a huge success in my neighborhood!!

All the neighbor hood kids had a blast!! They loved the idea of having a Lemonade Stand, specially on this hot day!! They begged my sister and I to do it tomorrow as well!!





We even offered Drive thru service (lol) They drove by and asked for some Lemonade for their three kids in the back and them selves!!


If I could do this again, I definitely would! I thought it was awesome doing something fun for the neighbor's and the neighbor kids!! Not to many people these days, offer free snacks, (well around here lol) and it really made me feel great!!! Thanks so much Truvia and Crowdtap for helping make this possible!!!


To Learn More About Truvia, Visit their website at www.Truvia.com! You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

*Disclaimer- I am a member of Crowdtap and was sent a few items from Truvia for a Lemonade Stand and to Test out their products with others. All opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*

Friday, August 15, 2014

Shape Up and Stay Fit with Balance Bars!! PLUS a Shape Up Balance Bar Prize Pack Giveaway! #BalanceShapeUp

*Disclaimer - I received the mention product for review purposes and Balance Bar is sponsoring my giveaway.  In no way did this alter my opinion of their products.  All of my opinions are one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*


Even though summer is coming to an end, doesn't mean you should give up staying in shape! The wonderful and delightful tasting Balance Bars are here to help keep you motivated and staying in shape all year long!



I was recently selected to go shopping at my local Wal-Mart to pick up a few boxes Balance Bars, along with a few fun things as well! I was a little disappointed in our local Wal-Mart, they didn't offer a really huge selection of Balance Bars, But I did happen to find my favorite Cookie Dough ones!!! I also seen Peanut Butter too,
I have never tried the Peanut Butter Balance Bars yet, so I figured I would give them a try!!


Cookie Dough:

I really like the Cookie Dough Balance Bars, to me they taste just like cookie dough with a layer of chocolate surrounding it. The chunks of chocolate chips just gives it the right amount of sweetness, along with then thin coating of chocolate!! This personally (and the S'mores) are the two bars, I go straight for when purchasing Balance Bars.

Nutrition At A Glance:
Balanced 40-30-30 Nutrition
Low Glycemic Index (24)
210 Calories
15g Protein
23 Vitamins & Minerals
Excellent Source of Antioxidants

Peanut Butter:

I have never been a huge fan of Peanut Butter, but I am the type of girl that tries everything at lease once. I do have to admit, these are pretty freakin' good!!! The peanut butter wasn't too overwhelming as I was anticipating, it was actually a laid back sweet peanut butter taste. I am definitely will be buying more of these in my future purchases!!

Nutrtion At a Glance:
200 Calories
15g Protein
Balanced 40-30-30 Nutrition
Low Glycemic Index (28)
23 Vitamins & Minerals
Excellent Source of Antioxidants


I also got to pick up a few items that I have been really wanting too, which is a new Bike and some cute bed sheets!

 
I am in love with my Bike, its actually calm and peaceful strolling through the neighbor hood, not to mention, very great exercising! Specially after eating a Nutritional and Energizing Balance Bar!


Now, your probably wondering how bed sheets ties into the whole Stay in Shape, right? Well it kind of doesn't, but then again it does!! For the past five years, I have had my two girls sleeping with me, they never left my side, so I would hardly ever get a good night sleep and always had a cramped back. Anyways I just transitioned them to their very own bed, and now I have to say, I sleep great, no back pain, and the sheets, well they just make me feel like I am the queen of my bed. LOL!


Overall, I absolutely love the great tasting Balance Bars and I would totally recommend them too you, to help stay energized, help keep you in shape all year long and can't forget all the extras, like protein, Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidents!!

Balance Bar energy bars are a wonderful and nutritional snack that provides lasting energy throughout the day. Each bar is crafted using the 40-30-30 nutrition principle, 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein and 30% dietary fat. Each full size bar contains 210 calories or less, and has 23 vitamins and minerals!!

To learn more, visit www.Balance.com, you can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter!!




To learn more, visit www.Walmart.com, you can also connect with them On Facebook and Twitter!!




BUY IT: You can purchase the Cookie Dough and Peanut Butter Balance Bars Online at Wal-Mart for $5.36 or at a Wal-Mart near you!! Be sure to check out more of their great flavors too, like their Almond Brownie, Chocolate Raspberry, and even yummy S'mores! You can find other great tasting brands on The Balance Bar website too!!

WIN IT: Enter to win a Balance Bar Prize pack which includes a $10 Wal-Mart Gift Card and Balance Bars!! Thanks so much Balance Bars and Wal-Mart!!

To enter, simply fill out some or all of the Rafflecopter form below. Remember, you have a better chance at winning, by doing most of the entries and coming back daily for the daily entries!! 

GOOD LUCK!!


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♥~ Giveaway ~♥
♥~ Rules ~♥

♥~Open to the US.
♥~All entries will be verified
♥~Winner will be notified by email, and has 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.
♥~Winners will be drawn from Random.org provided by Rafflecopter.
♥~Giveaway ends 9/10/2014 11:59 EST .