Family Entertainment Extravaganza Giveaway Hop

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Sep 162012
 

family entertainment hopWelcome to the Family Entertainment Extravaganza hosted by Tales From the Nursery and Callista’s Ramblings! Mia’s Musings is giving away a $25 gift card to Amazon-enter using the Rafflecopter form below this post. To enter for the Family Entertainment Extravaganza GRAND PRIZE of bundles of Nickelodeon dvds (open us/can), go to http://www.darcyandbrian.com/?p=13978.

Also, be sure to enter our giveaway for A Doc McStuffins DVD while you are here!!

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Sep 092012
 

On August 21st DOC MSCTUFFINS: FRIENDSHIP IS THE BEST MEDICINE was released to DVD and Digital Copy! Get ready to play doctor with Doc & friends as this DVD is packed with 5 Great Episodes with a fun Activity Booklet included! See below the post for your chance to win your very own copy!

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DISNEY JUNIOR’S NEWEST HIT ANIMATED TV SERIES "DOC MCSTUFFINS” was released for the very first time on DISNEY DVD & DIGITAL COPY, AUGUST 21

BURBANK, CA, June 1, 2012 – Disney Junior’s newest hit animated TV series geared to kids ages 2-7, “Doc McStuffins,” will be available for the first time ever on Disney DVD and Digital Copy, August 21, 2012. Sure to become a fan favorite with parents and kids alike, “Doc McStuffins: Friendship Is The Best Medicine” includes a DVD featuring five full length episodes, each consisting of two 11-minute stories, a Digital Copy of the episodes – perfect for kids to watch anytime, anywhere – and also comes packaged with Doc’s special Big Book of Boo-Boos with fun activities plus character and boo-boo bandage stickers.

The characters and themes featured in “Doc McStuffins” are all made to be relatable to young viewers and are designed to ease kids’ trepidations about everything from a doctor’s visit to removing a splinter. Many of the stories directly address the kinds of issues that parents face with their young children when it comes to good health, hygiene and trips to the doctor’s office. It’s the perfect series to have on-hand and add to your home entertainment collection.

The lovable characters in the series are voiced by Kiara Muhammad as Doc; Loretta Devine as Hallie; Lara Jill Miller as Lambie; Robbie Rist as Stuffy; Jess Harnell as Chilly; Jaden Betts as Donny McStuffins; Kim Brooks as Mom McStuffins; and Gary Anthony Williams as Dad McStuffins. The series’ theme song is performed by the star of Disney Channel’s hit series "A.N.T. Farm" and Hollywood Records recording artist, China Anne McClain. Created and executive-produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy® Award-winning Chris Nee (writer on "Little Bill" and producer of "Deadliest Catch: Crab Fishing in Alaska") and directed by Emmy® Award-winning Norton Virgien ("Rugrats"), "Doc McStuffins" is a production of Academy Award® nominated Brown Bag Films (Best Animated Short Film “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” in 2010) in association with Disney Channel. The Hollywood Health & Society division of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center serves as the series’ health and medical consultants, advising on basic health issues that are relevant to young kids and families.

EPISODES FEATURED ON THE DVD:

The DVD contains five full length episodes, each consisting of two 11-minute stories, that highlight some of Doc’s favorite toys.

· ENGINE NINE, FEELIN’ FINE! – Doc and her toys learn a lesson about dehydration after discovering that Donny’s toy fire engine has run out of water.

· THE RIGHT STUFF – Stuffy rips his tail and tries to hide it from Doc and the other toys and learns that anyone can get hurt – even brave dragons.

· CAUGHT BLUE-HANDED – When a mysterious rash of blue spots breaks out among some of the toys in the clinic, Doc traces the "Mystery Pox" back to Donny’s toy monster, Glo-Bo who had been finger-painting earlier in the day and forgot to wash his hands. Glo-Bo is voiced by Jim Belushi.

· TO SQUEAK, OR NOT TO SQUEAK – Doc helps a plastic toy duck get his voice back after his squeaker pops out.

· BEN/ANNA SPLIT! – When Doc’s huggy monkey doll Ben loses the velcro patch that attaches him to his sister Anna, Doc glues it back on and tells him that he will have to stay in the clinic overnight while it dries.

· THAT’S JUST CLAW-FUL – Doc prescribes physical therapy for her crab bath toy Hermie after she reattaches one of his claws that has fallen off.

· THE RIP HEARD ROUND THE WORLD – While dancing with Lambie, Doc accidentally rips a hole in her fur.

· WALKIE-TALKIE TIME – Doc diagnoses a toy walkie-talkie with "Staticosis" and helps find his missing antenna so he can communicate clearly again.

· DARK KNIGHT – During a sleepover with all of her toys, Doc discovers that Sir Kirby is afraid of the dark and prescribes a night light to cure him of the "Dark Willies."

· HALLIE GETS AN EARFUL – When Hallie is having trouble hearing, Doc gives her a hearing test and realizes that she has extra cotton stuck in her ears.

About “Doc McStuffins”:

"Doc McStuffins" is an imaginative animated series about Doc McStuffins, a six-year-old girl who communicates with and heals stuffed animals and broken toys out of her backyard playhouse clinic. Assisting Doc with the day-to-day operations at the clinic are her much-loved friends: Stuffy, an overly proud dragon; Lambie, her cuddly best friend; Hallie, a jolly and caring hippo nurse; Squeakers, an alarmist squeaky toy fish; and Chilly, a snowman who spends a lot of time getting check-ups at the clinic. Whether it’s a case of loose stitching, low batteries or a blow-up toy who’s sprung a leak, Doc and her pals are always there to lend a helping hand, while imparting to young viewers the importance of taking care of oneself and others. Each episode features two 11-minute stories and an original song and showcases the hallmarks of great Disney storytelling – fantasy and wish fulfillment.

About The TV Series:

“Doc McStuffins” is an animated television series that airs daily on both the Disney Junior programming block on Disney Channel and the new 24-hour Disney Junior channel. It is cable’s #1 series among Kids 2-5, and 2012’s #1 preschool cable TV series in Total Viewers and Women 18-49.

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Rubbermaid LunchBlox Review

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Aug 302012
 

My son started kindergarten this year. Along with being in the big kid school comes taking his lunch to school. Yesterday was his first day to take his lunch because they were having something he does not like. I am pretty particular about what he takes to eat and also keeping cold things cold. It is also very important to have leak proof containers. Lucky for me, I received a LunchBlox™ Sandwich Kit from Rubbermaid to review. I just knew it would be perfect for his lunch. The boxes are air tight and have a great seal that does not leak.

Features of the kit are:

  • Modular containers snap together in to save space in your lunch bag
  • Kit includes specially designed Blue Ice™ pack that works with LunchBlox containers to keep lunches chilled on the go
  • Containers are perfectly portioned for lunch foods commonly carried away from home
  • Microwave-, dishwasher- and freezer-safe and BPA-free
  • The Sandwich Kit includes a sandwich container sized for regular and specialty breads, two snack containers (perfect for yogurt or nuts) and a snack container (perfect for fruits, vegetables and chips)

In my opinion, the kit is just the right size for a child’s or an adult’s lunch. I easily packed a sandwich, a bowl of fruit and some crackers in the kit.  The clincher for me is the added ice pack that snaps into place in between the containers. The blue ice keeps the food cold until lunch time. All-in-all, this product is a winner for me!

In addition to the LunchBlox™ Sandwich Kit, Rubbermaid also offers several additional sizes including the LunchBlox™ Salad Kit, LunchBlox™ Entrée Kit, and LunchBlox™ Containers. You can purchase the LunchBlox™ Sandwich Kit for $12.99 at retailers nationwide.

I received this product for review. No other compensation was received for this review.

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Aug 192012
 

Welcome to the Sizzling Summer Reads hosted by Literary Addicts. This Event takes place August 20 – Sept 2 Each blog participating will have a book related giveaway worth at least $10.
The Literary Addicts is also hosting a grand prize – Open Internationally!
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Here at Mia’s Musings, we will be giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate to be used on books and more at Amazon!

Be sure that you “LIKE” my pages on Facebook to get your entries for being a fan! Since Rafflecopter does not have enough room for the “LIKE” box, I put them up here to make it easier on ya.

 

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Let Your Kids Have Some Fun With Doc McStuffins

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Aug 152012
 

In anticipation of the upcoming release of DOC MCSTUFFINS:FRIENDSHIP IS THE BEST MEDICINE on DVD & Digital Copy August 21st, we have some fun downloads for the kids! Included are: 

  • FIRST AID CLINIC WORD SEARCH/SCRAMBLER
  • FIRST AID CLINIC/NURSE HAT CRAFT
  • HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN AT-HOME FIRST AID KIT

 

Just for you, we have also included the following "Flat-tail-itis" clip for you to watch:

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That’s A Victory, Save At Famous Footwear

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Aug 112012
 

This post brought to you by Famous Footwear. All opinions are 100% mine.

Get ready for Back to School savings at Famous Footwear! From August 8 through the 18th, you can print this amazing BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon to use on your purchase. This coupon will help you save money on your back to school expenses. With everything else you have to buy to get ready for school, it is noce to know you can save some money. At Famous Footwear, you can even join their rewards program for even more value. The rewards program is absolutely free to join. Rewards members will get 20% off of their purchase with the coupon. 

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Famous Footwear has a wide variety of fashionable footwear available for the whole family. The best part is that Famous Footwear offers the shoes at a price you can afford. If you can't find the style you like in your size, they can order it for you and have it sent directly to your home. You can also place orders online. One special thing about shopping online is the option to have your purchases delivered to your local store with absolutely no shipping charges! 

The Famous Footwear free rewards program also offers the opportunity to earn 1 point per dollar spent. You can redeem points for up to a $100 gift certificate per year. They also offer special savings and rewards through out the year. 

So, get ready for back to school shopping- print your coupon and head over to Famous Footwear to save on your shoe purchases. 

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Aug 062012
 

Are you a fan of Dr. Seuss? Caden and I were so excited to go see the Lorax when it was at the theater. His class was at school supposed to go as a field trip but when the rating was changed, the school was unable to take them. I decided I would take him one day when he was out of school. He absolutely loved the movie and laughed quite a bit. When we received our copy to review last week, he could not wait to watch it. We ended up watching it 3 times in a row and also watched the mini-movies that were included. We laughed and had so much fun. You can see the trailers of the mini-movies at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DXU1348PHg. It is definitely a must see movie.

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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax transports viewers into a fantastical landscape imagined by Dr. Seuss and vividly brought to life by Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team at Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me). Directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) from a screenplay adapted by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul (Despicable Me, HOP, Horton Hears a Who) from the 1971 children’s classic, the film is an imaginative journey that begins in the town of Thneedville, where a boy searches for the one thing he knows will win the heart of his dream girl. But in order find it, he must discover the story of the Lorax, the often grumpy but loveable protector of Truffula Valley, in an exciting adventure filled with comedy and heart that USA Today’s Claudia Puig calls, “The right blend of funny, silly, and sweet.”

DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX arrives on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (both sets featuring DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet™) on August 7, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment The DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack will also include three brand new mini-movies including:

  • Serenade – Two Bar-ba-loots — one love shy and the other suave and confident — battle for the heart of their would-be sweetheart with the help of a colorful cast of characters, including the Humming-Fish and Swomme-Swans.
  • Wagon-Ho – Two Bar-ba-loots take The Once-ler’s wagon on a ride they won’t soon forget.
  • Forces of Nature – Determined to scare The Once-ler out of Truffula Valley, The Lorax decides to create the illusion of ominous forces of nature.

I received a copy of The Lorax for review. No other compensation was received.

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Dr Seuss’ The Lorax Workshop At Home Depot!

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Aug 032012
 

Wagon-Ho! Hitch up your wagons and head to THE HOME DEPOT this weekend with DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX!

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In celebration of the upcoming launch of DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX on Blu-ray and DVD, THE HOME DEPOT has teamed up with the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® and DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX for this Saturday’s Kids Workshop on August 4, 2012 from 9am-12pm.

At The Home Depot locations nationwide, the Kids Workshop will provide children with Lorax activity sheets, Lorax create-you-own mustache kits, and Lorax sticker sheets. Each store will also have one life-sized Lorax poster to affix to a wall so kids can have their picture taken with The Lorax that you can tweet to @The Lorax and @HomeDepot.

This month’s activity is "Build a Cork Bulletin Board."

• Kids will learn to build their very own cork bulletin board while learning tool safety
• Have fun, make friends and gain a sense of achievement and work ethic
• You can paint and add embellishments to your project while at the workshop


ABOUT THE HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP

• FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered the 1st Saturday of
every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride
and accomplishment.
• All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative
pin and certificate of achievement.

More information at:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/ContentView?pn=HT_WS_KidsWorkshops

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The Big Bang Theory: The Complete First and Second Season on Blu-Ray Combo Pack

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Jul 312012
 

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If you are a fan of The Big Bang Theory, then you have ultimately heard Sheldon’s detailed rules for the game "Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock". Have you ever played this with any of your friends? I, myself, have never played this version. I do remember playing the traditional rock, paper, scissors game when I was a child and I always chose rock. If you have played, what is your go-to symbol? Do you tweak the rules for any other traditional games?

Be sure to check out Complete First and Second Season of The Big Bang Theory at http://bit.ly/QYz0eW.

I have been hired by Warner Bros WBWord division to raise awareness for ‘The Big Bang Theory.’

Jul 292012
 

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Welcome to the Wish You Were Here Giveaway Hop! While thousands of bloggers flea to New York City for a blogging conference, we thought it would be a great idea to kickoff a giveaway for our readers (before we left)!  This event is hosted by BloggerPR and will run from July 30-August 6, 2012. Each giveaway prize is valued over $25.00, so you are bound to find something you love! Good luck and have fun!

Here at Mia’s Musings, we will be giving away an It Works! Ultimate Body Applicators worth $25!

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What is the Ultimate Body Applicator?

The Ultimate Body Applicator is a non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with a powerful, botanically-based formula to deliver maximum tightening, toning, and firming results when applied to the skin.
It continuously hydrates for firmer, smoother, more youthful-looking skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite and skin slackening. It also does a detox on your body. See results in 45 minutes.The results should last 2-6 months. You can use the applicator every 72 hours until desired results and it is recommended that you use the Defining Gel in between applicators to maintain. You can also use wraps to maintain results as well.

Does It Works! really work?

As a new user of It Works! products, I have had the chance to use one of the applicators. My initial measurements were:

  • 3” above belly button- 46.5 inches
  • At belly button- 49 inches
  • 3” below belly button-51 inches

Now, I just put the wrap on about 5 minutes ago. So, I have no idea how it is going to work. Right now, it feels tingly and cold on my skin. I will measure again when I take it off and again 72 hours later. So, if you really want to know my results, then check back with me. I will be posting them here on the blog and sharing them on Mia’s Musings Facebook page.

I do have several blogger friends that have used the wraps that have had wonderful results and I wanted to try them myself. As you know if you have been reading my blog, I have been dieting for quite some time. I was able to lose 32 pounds using Nutrisystem. I am hoping that the wraps tone and tighten the rest. LOL! I will keep you updated!

You can learn more about ItWorks! Ultimate Body Applicators by visiting my ItWorks! website. I am excited to be a distributor and if you are interested in learning more or purchasing a wrap, please contact me! I would love to help you. I sell individual wraps for $25 each OR you can sign up on my website to become a loyal customer and get 4 wraps for $59! You save $40 over buying the wraps individually.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. Then, when  you are through, be sure to visit all of the other blogs that are participating in the hop.

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