Monday, April 6, 2020

Check It Out: #TurboTaxTime Giveaway

Win a $50 Visa e-gift card from TurboTax!

In honor of tax time, is giving away ten $50 Visa e-gift cards from TurboTax. 
Giveaway ends on Thursday, April 9th at 11:59 PM PT.

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Check It Out: #SpringatKohls Giveaway

Win a $50 e-gift card from Kohl's.

To support the great sales happening at Kohl's, is giving away ten $50 e-gift cards from Kohl's!

Giveaway ends on Tuesday, April 7th at 11:59 PM PT

Also, enter this coupon code SPRINGTIME at Kohl's online checkout to get 20% discount on all orders. Coupon code expires April 11th at 11:59 PM PT.

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Hop into Easter with RedwoodVentures Edible Slime

If you want to make Easter extra egg-cellent this year, collect the most delicious and playful eggs in your Easter basket with Foodie Surprise’s new Candy Slime Eggs and Yolkies!

Foodie Surprise Candy Slime Egg: Open up the egg to find which edible candy slime and fun mix-ins you received! Each blind purchase comes with flavored slime and candy mix ins. Slime is available in flavors such as Yellow Orange, Pink Cotton, Red Strawberry, Green Apple, Purple Blueberry and Clear Fruitty. Mix-ins include edible glitter, star candy, crunchy candy and more. (Available at Amazon and Walmart, $2.99, Ages 6+)

MaKynzee with the "Milk" Yolkie character

Foodie Surprise Yolkies: Crack open the egg to find edible, candy slime (mimicking a raw egg; clear slime with a gummy candy yolk). Unscrew the bottom compartment of the egg to find your Yolkie collectible! Each original Yolkie character comes in a food themed costume which is interchangeable with the other Yolkie characters. 12 in total to collect! (Available at Amazon and Target, $4.99, Ages 6+)

edible candy slime from the Yolkie

edible slime and mix-ins from the Foodie Surprise Candy Slime Egg

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Monday, March 30, 2020

How We're Keeping Busy During Social Distancing

Bristol having a good ear day

Just like darn near everyone else, we're in sort of a lockdown.  The state of IL has ordered a "stay at home" mandate.  We can still go out, but not hang out.  All non-essential businesses have closed.  As a 9-1-1 Dispatcher, I'm considered an Essential Employee so I'm still doing the night shift.  As you can imagine, it's been slower than usual.  The weekend bar fights have ceased, so that's a plus! 

Jason and I have been keeping occupied working on a few projects around the home. 

Jason built me, my oldest daughter, and my sister easels so it's easier to work on our diamond art kits.  He has three more to build for other friends.

I've been working forever and a day on this diamond art kit.  

I repurposed this standing photo frame.  My mom purchased it for me over 15 years ago.  The frames got jank over time so I took them out and stapled twine to each section.  Then I hung pictures to the twine with miniature clothespins.

Our big project has involved ripping the carpet out of the office room and guest room.  We replaced it with vinyl wood.  It's so much prettier (and easier to clean).  If we keep in quarantine much longer, we're going to start on ripping the carpet out of the front room and replacing the flooring.

So, as you can see, we've been productive.  Training a pup has kept us busy too!  But, I have to admit, I'm ready to start hanging out with my homies again.  I'm getting socially needy.

How have you been keeping busy?  
How has the COVID-19 affected you?

Dylan's Candy Bar: 20% Off Easter Collection

Get a taste of everything spring with Dylan's Candy Bar Easter 2020 Collection featuring their Signature Tackle Box, Foiled Chocolate Bunnies, Baskets, and lots more. Their Easter Indulgence Gift Basket is all the essential Easter treats in one sweet package.

Receive 20% off the Easter Collection at  Use code SUGAR2020 to save through 4/12/20. Also, receive free shipping on orders over $25 every day.

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Final Winners for March

Photo by Ambreen Hasan on Unsplash

The winners of The Adventures of A.R.I: My Robot Friend DVD giveaway are:
#9, Jessica Peeling
#5, Monique S.
#44, lilyk
#14, Gina Ferrell
#15, Antoinette M.

The winner of the Creek Critters children's book giveaway is #21, Sandra Watts.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.  As always, there's no limit to how many giveaways you can win or how many you can enter.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Blu-ray Giveaway

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams’ riveting, inspiring conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, arrives on Digital March 17 and Blu-ray March 31. The in-home release comes with over two hours of bonus material, including a feature-length, making-of documentary and behind-the-scenes access to the cast and filmmakers who brought the epic scenes and characters to life!

Bonus material includes a feature-length, making-of documentary, which goes behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and explores the legacy of the Skywalker saga. Bonus features also dig into the film’s Pasaana desert scenes, including the thrilling landspeeder chase, and the ship in which Rey discovers family secrets as well as a new little droid named D-O. Plus, fans will hear from Warwick Davis, who reprises his role as Wicket the Ewok, as well as the creature effects team that created a record 584 creatures and droids for the film. Digital consumers will receive an exclusive feature highlighting legendary composer John Williams, who has scored every episode in the Skywalker saga.

Bonus features include*:
The Skywalker Legacy – The story lives forever in this feature-length documentary that charts the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Pasaana Pursuit: Creating the Speeder Chase – Dive into the making of the movie’s epic landspeeder chase and discover how this spectacular sequence was brought to the screen.
Aliens in the Desert – See what it took to create the Pasaana desert scenes, from the sheer scale and complexity of the shoot to its colorful details.
D-O: Key to the Past – Explore the ship that connects Rey to the mystery of her missing parents and get to know the galaxy’s newest, irresistible droid.
Warwick & Son – Warwick Davis, who played Wicket in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, dons the Ewok costume once more; this time joined by his son Harrison.
Cast of Creatures – The team behind the film’s memorable creatures reveal the puppetry, makeup, prosthetics and digital magic that bring them to life!
Digital Exclusive:
The Maestro’s Finale – Composer John Williams reflects on his body of work for the Star Wars saga and shares insights on scoring Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.

The ninth and final episode in the Skywalker saga welcomed the return of original characters Luke Skywalker, General Leia Organa, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Emperor Palpatine and Lando Calrissian, along with the latest generation of heroes and villains, including Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, Maz, Rose, General Hux and Kylo Ren. Newcomers include Jannah, a new ally of the Resistance; Allegiant General Pryde of the First Order; and smuggler Zorii Bliss.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their at-home viewing experience. The Multiscreen Edition includes Blu-ray and a Digital copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K UHD Ultimate Collector’s Edition, including 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a Digital copy. 4K Ultra HD provides four times the resolution of HD paired with fully immersive picture and sound and Dolby Atmos audio, allowing viewers at home to practically feel the Force.

On March 31, coinciding with the physical release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, eight Star Wars films are being released on 4K UHD for the first time: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

FEATURE RUN TIME: Approximately 142 min.

Win It!

One person will win Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Blu-ray.

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

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