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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Heinz® Vinegar and PAAS® Easter Egg Dyeing Kits Easter Egg Decorator App and Make a Wish

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 12:00 AM 10 comments

My grandson turned nine today and I thought he wouldn't want to decorate eggs for Easter, but I was wrong. He still loves getting messy and creating what he calls weird Easter eggs. From the time he could walk and talk PAAS and Heinz Vinegar have been a family tradition in our house. 

This year Heinz Vinegar and PAAS Easter Egg Dyeing Kits have partnered to bring you the Easter Egg Decorator app, available both online via desktop or laptop computer and through the iTunes App Store. Now through March 31, when you decorate and share a virtual Easter egg with family and friends using the free app, Heinz and PAAS will donate $1, up to $25,000, to Make-A-Wish®.

We also decorated an online Easter egg to support Male-A-Wish. 

PAAS has seven new egg decorating kits, including Volcano Eggsplosion, a kit that uses melted crayon shavings to provide instant color and Touch of Velvet, a kit that uses double stick adhesives and flocking powder to create fun, fuzzy shapes on your Easter creations!

For the brightest, most vivid colors, add one tablet and three tablespoons of Heinz Distilled White Vinegar to a PAAS Color Cup or a one-cup container. Once the tablet has dissolved, add ½ cup water and stir gently. Also, to help keep hard-cooked eggs from cracking, add two tablespoons of Heinz Distilled White Vinegar per quart of water before placing the eggs in the pot. The shells will also peel off faster and easier when they’re done.

Here is a few of my grandson's creations.

PASS, Heinz Vinegar and Parenting with Purpose is giving 4 readers a free coupon for a bottle of Heinz Vinegar, all you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below.

Disclosure: I received a fabulous Easter basket featuring three of the brand new PAAS decorating kits, one set of coloring cups, a bottle of Heinz Vinegar for the brightest, most vivid colors, coupons, decorating tips, and information on Make-A-Wish from Child's Play. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

History Channel’s The Bible Companion Book Giveaway

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 12:00 AM 4 comments

From Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett comes The Bible — an epic 10-part miniseries retelling stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation. Breathtaking in scope and scale, The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation. This historic television event is sure to entertain and inspire the whole family!

Take the challenge and enter to win  a copy of one of the official The Bible companion books below to your winner! (Prize will be chosen randomly from the book titles below!)

• A Story of God and All of Us (HARDCOVER)
• A Story of God and All of Us (REFLECTIONS)
• A Story of God and All of Us (YOUNG READERS)

Enter on the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends 3/20. The prize will be sent via FedEx or UPS. No P.O. Boxes please.

Disclosure:  The History Channel supplied these materials me. No compensation was received.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance Review and Giveaway

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 9:17 AM 1 comments

Once again being a Purex Insider pays off!  I was pleasantly surprised when I received a full size bottle of new Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance.

I've always been a huge Purex fan and Purex has always been part of my laundry family. I was super excited to try a new scent and true to its name it smells wonderful and works miracles. 

With a nine year old boy in the house, stains and dirt are always a laundry hassle, but with new  Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance with Dirt Lift, I no longer have to worry about dirty, dingy clothes. 

 New Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance is now part of my Purex laundry collection.

New Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance is available in the liquid detergent aisle at your local Walmart, Target, Kroger, and other Purex retailers.

Experience the Enchantment Sweepstakes

One lucky winner will receive $1,000 and a year of FREE Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener, while 500 second place winners get to try this powerful, fresh detergent for FREE! Sign up below for your chance to win here!

Also, three lucky readers will win a free bottle of New Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance. Just enter on the Rafflecopter below. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

Disclosure: The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

As of July 1st No More Google Reader of GFC

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Boogie Wipes Review and Giveaway

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 8:29 AM 6 comments

Got boogies? If you have a little boy then you know all about boogers. From the time they discover their nose, they discover boogers. From the time my nine year old could walk his fingers never left his nose. I tried everything to keep him away but everything failed until I discovered Boogie Wipes.

Boogie Wipes are made with saline to dissolve boogies (mucus) caused by the common cold, allergies or otherwise booger-filled kid moments. Extra soft and scented in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol (for extra stuffy noses), Simply Unscented and Boogieberry, Boogie Wipes are recommended by Pediatricians as a gentle, effective alternative to a dry tissue.

When I got the opportunity to try Boogie Wipes, I have to admit I wasn't sure if nine year old Cameron would be receptive. I received two 30-count packs of Boogie Wipes in fresh and grape scent plus a few sample packs for on the go. Cameron loves anything grape, so I thought maybe Boogie Wipes would be a winner with my booger picking boy.

After about a week of making Cameron use Boogie Wipes, he now leaves his finger out of his nose and reaches for Boogie Wipes without even being told. If you're a mom of a booger picking boy and want to make your house a booger-free zone pick up a pack of Boogie Wipes online, Target, Walmart, and Baby's R Us

NEW BOOGIE WIPES! New 45 count packs of FRESH scent Boogie Wipes are now available at Target stores nationwide! 90 count canisters are available now in most major retailers like Target, Walmart and BabiesRUs. And look for our newest product – Boogie Blasters – in a 12 count pack of Boogie Berry scented wipes, available at Walmart and Kroeger stores!  They also have a new 10 count pack (Fresh and Grape) available at most major retailers in the US and Canada!

COMING SOON! Cotton Candy scented Boogie Blasters.  Boogie Mist – saline mist with a twist!  Snot Your Average Kid contest winners to be featured on our 90 count Canisters, which will also include a 90 count Simply Unscented canister – coming Spring 2013!

TEACHER KITS: Perfect for classroom boogies!  This kit contains 2 – 90 count canisters (1 Grape, 1 Fresh), 2 – 30 count packs (Grape, Fresh), 1 classroom poster, 50 samples, and 50 Boogie coupons.  It is available, exclusively, for schools, daycares, and professional facilities.  For purchase information please visit: LittleBusyBodies.com .

One lucky reader will win  (2) packs of 30-count Boogie Wipes (fresh, grape, menthol, or unscented– combination varies) thanks to Boogie Wipes. To make your house a booger-free zone enter on the Rafflecopter below.Giveaway to readers in the US, Canada and Australia. No PO BOXES please.

Disclosure: I received Boogie Wipes products for this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's Family Movie Night with Horrid Henry and the Elliott Family

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 12:54 PM 0 comments

It's family movie night at the Elliott's and our selection is Horrid Henry.

Plot synopsis:

 When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework for the umpteenth time, he inadvertently sets off an unexpected and curious chain of events. He forms an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, wins a talent contest, and stands up to his ultimate nemesis. With each antic crazier than the last, Henry finds himself inexplicably trying to save the very school which he has always professed to hate!

The film stars the illustrious Anjelica Huston and newcomer, Theo Stevenson, as the title character. On March 12, 2013, the limited edition DVD, which features a non-toxic, upholstery-friendly “slime pack” for creating Horrid Henry-style mischief, will be available exclusively at Walmart stores in the U.S.
With a run time of 93 minutes, the movie is rated PG for some silly humor, and features a rocking soundtrack including Katy Perry, The Saturdays and LMFAO’s Party Rick Anthem and will be sure to get everyone on their feet dancing!

My grandson was excited when he found out he would get to watch Horrid Henry. He loves slime! We laughed so hard at the antics of Horrid Henry. This is a great movie for the entire family to watch together. My grandson was also thrilled with the goodies that came with the DVD. Of course his favorite was the green slime. He got a kick out of the buzzer, chattering teeth, and the water balloons too!

Our family gives Horrid Henry two thumbs up. Horrid Henry is a pee in your pants movie kids of all ages will love!

 Stop by Walmart and pick up your exclusive slime pack and have some slimy family fun!

Disclosure: I received a $25 Walmart GC, DVD, and assorted movie-themed gifts from Child's Play PR to facilitate this review.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Return to Nim's Island Premiering 3-15 On Hallmark Channel! Giveaway Ends 3/19

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 2:31 PM 5 comments

We’re proud to announce Return to Nim’s Island premiering on Hallmark Channel March 15th 2013 at 7/8C! 

Return to Nim’s Island, the sequel to Walden Media’s 2008 box office hit Nim’'s Island, picks up the story a few years later with 14-year-old Nim (Bindi Irwin) more determined than ever to protect her island and the animals that call it home. With ruthless resort developers and greedy wildlife poachers threatening the existence she loves, Nim realizes she and her animal pals can’t defend their home alone. To save her island, she is forced to combine forces with an outsider: Edmund, a runaway from the mainland. Only with his help does she stand a chance of stopping the villains from dismantling her world.

Return to Nim'’s Island marks the debut of Walden Family Theater, presented by Walmart and P&G.  The new destination for family entertainment, exclusively on Hallmark Channel.

PLUS! You can pick up your copy of Return to Nim’s Island on Blu-ray & DVD exclusively at Walmart Stores just 4 days after the premiere. 

Have some fun and Return to Nim's Island and win your own copy of  Return to Nim'’s Island Blu-ray Combo Pack! Enter on the Rafflecopter below.

 ALSO... Return to Nim’s Island star Bindi Irwin will be doing a Live Twitter Q&A on Saturday March 9th at 6pm EST/3pm PST! Let your audience know that this is their chance to connect with Bindi! Bindi will be collecting questions to answer on Saturday so start asking away, just remember to tag your question to Bindi with #nimsislandchat! 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I received information from PartnersHub Family to facilitate this giveaway.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Minute Rice Makes Family Mealtime Magic--#LoveEveryMinute

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 6:40 AM 3 comments
My family loves rice and being from the South there are so many easy, quick, and delicious dishes I can whip up to satisfy my hungry bunch. With Minute® Rice mealtime has become even more quick and easy. It's like creating a bowl of magic!

One of my family's favorite mealtime rice dishes is rice, tomatoes, and smoked sausage. I love it because it only takes three ingredients to make a great meal. It's also a very economical meal for those families on a budget.

1 box 7 oz Minute Rice
1 13 oz package of beef smoked sausage
2 cans 14.5 oz diced garlic and onion tomatoes
salt to taste

Cook rice as directed, cut sausage into bite size pieces, microwave sausage about 2 minutes, add to cooked rice, drain tomatoes and add to rice-sausage mixture. Serves 4.

This yummy dish serves 4-8. What I like about this quick rice dish is it can be served the next day for lunch or dinner. It makes enough to serve 4-8 family members. 

You can make mealtime magic with this yummy dish or create something new with Minute® Rice by serving your family some yummy goodness that fills them up.

The great thing about this dish is you can change it to your family's taste. If your family doesn't like smoke sausage, you can substitute with your family's favorite meat or even go meatless. Add you favorite spices to boost the flavor if your family prefers their rice spicy.  Choose a different tomato flavor, add colorful bell peppers or your family's favorite. Whatever your choose the quick and easy rice dish is sure to please your hungry family.

Feel free to share this post or recipe on Twitter, FB, Google+, or Pinterest using #LoveEveryMinute. 

Minute® Rice is so quick and easy to prepare and is great pantry staple. When meal time seems like a hassle, Minute® Rice is a go-to ingredient your whole family will love and allows you to have more quality time doing what your want with your loved ones.

Leftover rotisserie chicken or veggies from a meal earlier in the week? Minute® Rice can easily be paired with some of your leftover ingredients to make a quick, easy and wholesome meal your whole family will love in just a matter of minutes.

Visit Minute Rice to create a great main meal or side dish for your next family get-together or potluck.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Rice.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

“Melissa & Doug Easter Shop and Giveaway”

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 6:18 PM 5 comments
Easter is right around the corner and Melissa & Doug is celebrating with a fantastic Easter Basket Giveaway on the Melissa & Doug Facebook page and blog!

Melissa & Doug is giving one lucky reader a chance to win $200 to spend toward toys in their Easter Shop!

So hop, hop, hop on over and enter to win! Let Melissa & Doug be your Easter Bunny this year...just click on the image above to enter.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

God’s Little Angel: Shine Your Light Devotional Review and Giveaway from Tommy Nelson

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 11:00 PM 29 comments

*Little girls can let their lights shine each day!
*Girls need to know that they can be bright, shining lights for God - and this new devotional by Sheila Walsh will teach them to do so by thanking God, learning His Word, telling others about Him and showing His love to everyone they meet.
*Fabulous features: Devotional format to help girls learn & apply Bible principles, adorable art from God’s Little Angel storybooks and a sparkling, glittery cover that girls will love

I'm a Tommy Nelson Mommy and each month I get the opportunity to review wonderful products and also get to give my readers a chance to win great products from Tommy Nelson. This month for the Easter season I chose God’s Little Angel: Shine Your Light Devotional by Sheila Walsh. The devotional is geared toward girls ages 4-7, but I chose this particular selection for my daughter. 

My daughter does not fall within the age range, but this book is a wonderful treasure filled with great devotionals, memory verses, and prayers any girl of any age can relate too. I also chose this book because my daughter is special needs. She's almost 34, but she relates to simple devotionals and bright colors. 

To learn more about God’s Little Angel: Shine Your Light Devotional by Sheila Walsh check out the Flipbook and sample 11 pages.


Little girls can let their lights shine each day!

Girls need to know that they can be bright, shining lights for God—and this new devotional by Sheila Walsh will teach them to do so by thanking God, learning His Word, telling others about Him, and showing His love to everyone they meet.
More than 50 devotions help girls see that God wants us to learn about Him and to put His Word in action.  Memory verses, prayers, “Shine Your Light” activities that focus on serving God each day, and devotional thoughts explore how little girls can be more like Jesus. With lots of sparkles and even more great biblical applications and encouragement, the Shine Your Light Devotional is sure to be a favorite part of a little girl's day.
Whether your little girl is 4 or 40, God’s Little Angel: Shine Your Light Devotional by Sheila Walsh is a God-send. This is a devotional your little girl will want to pass down to her little girl. 
 God’s Little Angel: Shine Your Light Devotional by Sheila Walsh  retails for $16.99 but you can win a copy to share with that special little girl in your life.  All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below.

Disclosure: As part of the Tommy Nelson Mommy Program I received a copy of 

God's Little Angel: Shine Your Light Devotional to review and keep. All opinions are my own. The giveaway is sponsored my Tommy Nelson. Parenting with Purpose is not responsible for lost or misdirected email or prize.


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