Sunday, March 30, 2014

NBC's American Dream Builders & Lowes Gift Card Giveaway

What if you could make your home into your Dream Home?

The American Dream Home is something everyone fantasizes about. Whether it’s a new closet, a larger family room, or simply a place to put all your stuff, there’s always something we want to change about where we live!

AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS – a new show on NBC airing on Sunday at 8/7c – and Lowe’s want to make your dream a reality.

Hosted by famed interior designer and best-selling author, Nate Berkus, AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS follows the nation’s top 12 designers and home builders as they compete to be crowned the Ultimate Dream Builder and take home a $250,000 cash prize. It’s the home competition that will change everything!

You can enter for a chance to win $100,000 in products and services from Lowe’s and a consultation with the winner of American Dream Builders at
Now to for all your favorite do-it-yourself projects, I'm also giving away a $50 gift card to Lowes, 

What would you use it for?  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter and tell me in the comments!

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Disclaimer: I received the opportunity to host this giveaway through my relationship with PartnersHub, no other compensation was received, all opinions are my own.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk Giveaway

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon fans can soar higher than ever before when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases on DVD the first part of the award-winning top-rated TV series, DreamWorks DRAGONS: DEFENDERS OF BERK. Available everywhere March 25, the DVD kicks off the franchise’s “Year of the Dragon” which will continue with the highly anticipated film sequel arriving in theaters this June as well as Dragon game apps, books and other fan experiences releasing throughout the year. The DVD of the 2013 Annie Award winner for Best Animated Television Production for Children is loaded with exciting bonus content for the whole family to enjoy and contains 10 epic adventures and four all-new dragons.

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Academy Award® nominated movie How to Train Your Dragon, DRAGONS: DEFENDERS OF BERK PART 1 follows Hiccup and his fellow dragon trainers as they battle to protect their island home. The young Vikings must put their dragon training skills to the test to defeat dangerous and surprising new enemies!

Defenders of Berk, and the previously released Riders of Berk, is a must-own for any Dragons fan to catch up before the summer event when How to Train Your Dragon 2 hits theatres June 13th!

Fans that purchase the DVD will also get a Digital HD UltraViolet™ code for the title and an offer for exclusive battle gear and one month’s free subscription to School of Dragons, the online game from JumpStart based on DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise. With cinema-like graphics and an immersive 3D world, it takes more than courage to train a dragon but brains as well. For more information, visit

Would you like to win a copy of your own? Just use the Rafflecopter below to enter!

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Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to receive an advance copy of Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1 for myself and one to giveaway as part of my relationship with Fox Home Entertainment Insiders. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Monday, March 24, 2014

High Country Tours - Snowmobiling in Summit County

Looking for something fun to do this Spring Break?  Or something different to do during your ski vacation?  F&B and I are so excited to check this out!

Get away from the crowds on a Colorado snowmobile vacation and create your own back country adventure.  Snowmobiling is an awesome winter sport that is the number one activity after skiing.

High Country Tours offers exciting tours that are both safe and informative, from beginner to advanced we offer rides for all experience levels. Our goal is to show you the beauty of Colorado's back country; our views are spectacular!

All tours enjoy complimentary hot beverages, along with the use of free snowsuits boots and helmets.

High Country Snowmobile Tours is even offering a new special this season! Spring Special good through April 30th, 2014. $10 off any 2 or 3 hour tour.

This post was written as a part of my ongoing relationship with US Family Guide.  Our family received a snowmobile tour in appreciation for this post, all opinions are my own.
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Walking With Dinosaurs DVD Giveaway

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and BBC Earth Films invite you to bring home Walking with Dinosaurs The Movie, an awe-inspiring adventure 70 million years in the making, now stomping in just in time for Easter.

Dino fans of all ages will be ‘herding” to get their own copy of Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie, releasing on Blu-ray™ and DVD March 25. Hailed by viewers for its explosive visual achievements, Walking With Dinosaurs is "Jurassic Park meets The Lion King” (The Today Show) and “…too good a visual treat to miss” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Experience the spectacular story that brings dinosaurs to life and the viewer back in time. Directed by Barry Cook (Mulan, Arthur Christmas) and Neil Nightingale (Meerkats: The Movie) and the writer behind the hit film Happy Feet, Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie features heart-warming performances from an incredible ensemble of Hollywood’s biggest stars including: John Leguizamo (Ice Age, Rio 2), Justin Long (Alvin and the Chipmunks, Dodgeball) and Karl Urban (Star Trek).

Tell me this preview of the Alphadon isn't awesome!  I cannot wait to see the whole thing!

Ben and I are especially excited at some of the extras we got for this movie!  Check out how to build your own "diorama" or some amazing dinosaur recipes (I'm seriously thinking about a dino party for Ben's birthday!)  We are also having a lot of fun with some new coloring sheets, as Ben likes dinos and I find coloring rather therapeutic (one, two, three, and four).

I'm also giving away a copy of Walking with Dinosaurs to one lucky reader!  Just use the Rafflecopter below to enter.

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Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to receive an advance copy of Walking with Dinosaurs for myself and one to giveaway as part of my relationship with Fox Home Entertainment Insiders. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Heart Healthy with Campbell's

How does your family stay heart healthy?  Do you run or walk together?  Play active games outdoors?  Wii Fit?  Cook good-for-you meals?

Health is foremost on people’s minds, keeping your family in tip top shape can be a challenge in these busy times. Campbell’s Soup wants you to “Address Your Heart” with Heart Healthy Tips, recipes and more!

Our family?  We love to ski in the winter!  We try to head out most weekends if possible.  When the weather is warmer, we do a weekly 5K club that runs or walks downtown, plus random hiking with the kids and the dog.  As a military guy, the husband gets plenty of daily exercise, while I opt for a 30 minute kick-boxing gym nearby.  We also *try* to eat healthier, which includes less eating out and more eating at home, since eating out is kind of our vice.  We're far from perfect, but I've noticed meal planning helps with the eating at home plan!

Visit to get heart-healthy tips, including 21 Campbell’s recipes that are certified by the AHA and product coupons, as well as for the latest Campbell’s recipes and offers.

Check out a few of amazing recipes for more heart-healthy inspiration from Campbells!  I'm excited to try some of these, especially the creamy turkey and veggie lasagna!

Creamy Turkey & Vegetable Lasagna

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Polenta Turkey Bake

Turkey Meatloaf

Pork Medallions with Spinach & Barley

Visit Campbells for more delicious recipes and money-saving coupons by clicking here.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Campbells.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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Friday, March 07, 2014

The Book Thief DVD Giveaway

Based on the beloved best-selling book comes an “extremely moving” (Leonard Maltin, Indiewire) story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. When her mother can no longer care for her, Liesel (Sophie NĂ©lisse) is adopted by a German couple (OSCAR® Winner Geoffrey Rush and OSCAR® Nominee Emily Watson).

Although she arrives illiterate, Liesel is encouraged to learn to read by her adoptive father. When the couple then takes in Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew hiding from Hitler’s army, Liesel befriends him. Ultimately, words and imagination provide the friends with an escape from the events unfolding around them in this extraordinary, acclaimed film directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey).

I read the book years ago and need to read it again so I can watch this!  There's also a great discussion guide, in case you do a family movie night or a book group viewing.

Speaking of that, want to win a copy of your own? Use the Rafflecopter below to enter!

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Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to receive an advance copy of The Book Thief for myself and one to giveaway as part of my relationship with Fox Home Entertainment Insiders. All opinions expressed are my own.
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