Friday, October 25, 2013

#MyBlogSpark Green Giant "Raise a Giant"

At Green Giant® we know it takes a lot more to raise a healthy child then just getting them to eat their vegetables. Kids these days live in a world that is bigger and scarier than the world we grew up in, and they need help and encouragement to navigate that world with confidence and pride.
Unfortunately one of the hardest things kids have to deal with is bullying. When a child is bullied by a peer it can turn his or her life into a daily gauntlet of fear and anxiety.

That’s why Green Giant® is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and We Day Minnesota to help parents Raise A Giant and put a stop to bullying in their community.
What Does it Mean To Be A Giant?
Being a giant isn’t about being the biggest or the best. Being a giant means standing up for others. It means lending a hand to those who are in trouble and speaking up for those who sometimes find it hard to speak up for themselves.

Studies show that an effective way to stop bullying is for kids to simply speak up and say, “That’s not okay” when they see bullying happening.

But asking kids to have the courage to stand up to bullying is a tall order and that’s why they need our help.
How Do You Raise A Giant?
We’re asking parents to write a letter to their kids telling them how special they are and encouraging them to be part of the bullying prevention solution by being a giant.
To get started parents can visit our community at and read the letters others have written.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Review - Systeme 41

I received a Rejuvenating Masque to sample. 

  A multi-action formula exfoliates while restoring radiance. Amazon White Clay decongests pores and lifts impurities while Olive Squalane helps your skin hold moisture and suppleness.
Uncover Your Youngest-Looking Skin Ever
  •  Amazon White Clay decongests pores and lifts impurities.
  •  Natural Pomegranate and Papain Enzymes gently remove superficial dead skin cells.
  •  Olive Squalane helps your skin hold moisture and suppleness.
  •  Probiotic Complex shields skin from harsh elements while supporting overall skin health.
  •  I want your “Bottom of the Jar” guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied for any reason — or no reason at all — simply return the unused portion for a full refund of every penny you paid — including shipping!
Please rush me my fresh supply of Rejuvenating Masque as indicated below. Select your order preference by checking the appropriate box.

I used this for a few weeks and I love it.  I feel like I look younger and more refreshed.  I am only 31 so I do not have many wrinkles but this masque has really helped with the appearance of my skin.  My husband even noticed that I look more rested.  

This sells for $29.95 on the website and is worth every penny.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Review - T. Taio

T. Taio

They sent me the

Exfoliating Bath & Shower Back Scrubber

which can be purchased for $3.99

I really liked this back scrubber.  This scrubber has comfortable grips and works great.  I felt like my back was cleaner than usual after I used this.  I can't believe how affordable it is.  I didn't know that it was such a low price until I checked this morning.  I will definitely continue to purchase this back scrubber, it's a wonderful product.

You can connect with T. Taio on FACEBOOK or TWITTER.

T. Taio sent me the exfoliating bath and shower back scrubber for me to review.  I was not paid for this review.

T.Taio also has other scrubbers and bath accessories available at similar prices.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Yoplait March is National Nutrition Month

Explore the many nourishing options that Yoplait has to offer - with varieties like Yoplait Light, Yoplait Original, Yoplait Fiber One, Yoplait Kids and Yoplait Delight Parfaits. Each product offers different benefits, and loads of variety, to make eating well a no-brainer. Here are five great ways to ‘get your snack on’ with Yoplait this March!
  1. Start spring off right with Yoplait Light’s Two Week Tune Up Plan – Replace breakfast and lunch with a cup of your favorite flavor of Yoplait Light, a whole grain and a piece of fruit and you could lose 5 pounds in two weeks. Go to for full diet details.
  2. Get more calcium with Yoplait Original style yogurt - Now with two times the calcium of the leading yogurt (50 percent of the Recommended Daily Value) in one convenient 6-ounce cup*, Yoplait Original style yogurt is committed to women’s health, offering a product that has even more of the calcium women need for strong, healthy bodies. Grab a free cup while supplies last during the Million Cup Giveaway on Yoplait on Facebook!
  3. Try the newest flavor from Yoplait Fiber One – Yoplait Fiber One’s new Blueberry flavor yogurt is packed with filling fiber, calcium, vitamins A and D, real fruit and the great taste of blueberries. With only 50 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat, this deliciously creamy yogurt won’t break your calorie bank.
  4. Stress less over snack time with Yoplait Kids yogurt – With a wholesome and fun snack like Yoplait Kids yogurt in the fridge, you can feel good about what your children are eating at snack time. Yoplait Kids provides an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, and has 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt**. With yummy flavors, and favorite friends like Dora and Lightning McQueen on the packages, Yoplait Kids is a hit with moms and children alike.
  5. End the day with a Delight Parfait from Yoplait – Even with two luscious layers providing a double shot of rich and creamy yogurt, these 100 calorie indulgences from Yoplait contain only 1.5 grams of fat per serving. Now available in two new flavors, Chocolate Éclair and Cherry Cheesecake, you can enjoy a dessert that’s 100 percent guilt-free.
*Leading yogurt has less than 25% Daily Value calcium per 6 oz.

**Yoplait kids has 9 grams of sugar per 3oz. the leading kids' yogurt has 13 grams of sugar per 3oz.

“Like” Yoplait on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and great opportunities to save on your favorite products from Yoplait yogurt.*** Don’t forget to ask your readers to become fans too!

***Coupon offers for Yoplait yogurt are not valid in all states.

I was provided with product information and the opportunity to win a Yoplait prize pack, courtesy of Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Purex Complete Crystals Softener Review & Giveaway

I am a Purex Insider. My first task was to review the Purex Complete Crystals softener. Prior to these crystals I used a liquid softener. I got the fresh spring waters scent to try in my laundry. I love how these smell. I use them every time I do a load of laundry. The scent is perfect, not too strong.


Introducing Purex® Complete Crystals SoftenerTM; a purer way to get laundry that smells clean and fresh for weeks. 92% natural, this product’s unique crystal form works differently than traditional oil-based softeners that coat fabrics with oily residue, because it infuses fibers with long-lasting fragrance. In addition, since you add it directly with your laundry, this means no more waiting for the rinse cycle, no messy residual gunk in your washing machine, and no more stains from spilling liquid fabric softener. HOW IT WORKS: CRYSTALS DISSOLVE INFUSING FABRICS WITH FRESHNESS
Laundry scent lovers will perk up as freshness is infused into clothes with this new fabric softener. Over time, traditional oil-based softeners coat fibers causing harmful oily residue to accumulate. Purex Complete Crystals Softeners penetrate fabrics to reduce fiber entanglement and smooth frayed fibers providing a naturally soft feel. Unlike other softeners, Crystals WILL:

  • •Preserve the flame retardant benefits of your children’s clothes
  • •Retain your athletic wear’s wicking ability which draws sweat away from your body
  • •Maintain your towels’ built-in ability to absorb water
  • •Keep your white clothing from yellowing and graying vs. using traditional softeners
I have 3 coupons to giveaway. Purex sent me the product to try and the coupons to giveaway. I will mail the coupons to the winners.

In order to enter I just need you to be a follower of my blog and click this here

After doing that just leave a comment and let me know that you did. You can enter this giveaway daily.

I will email the winner and they will have 72 hours to respond with their shipping information. The giveaway will end at 7pm on 3/7/11.

Random Integer Set Generator

Here are your sets:

  • Set 1: 9, 14, 43

Timestamp: 2011-03-09 19:08:58 UTC

I have emailed the winners.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011




AND 1,000,000th FAN



The official Facebook page for THE SOUND OF MUSIC has grown dramatically since it was launched just under a year ago, and this past weekend it welcomed its 1,000,000th fan! To celebrate this milestone, Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company joins forces with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and our sponsor-partners in Salzburg, Austria, to offer the ultimate Salzburg dream vacation sweepstakes for the ultimate SOUND OF MUSIC fan!

The official SOUND OF MUSIC Facebook page launched on March 26, 2010, adopting a fan-generated page about the beloved Broadway and Hollywood musical phenomenon. At the start, the page had 7,000 fans. Within two months of R&H administration, that fan base grew to well over 200,000 and by mid-November, shortly after the first Blu-ray edition of the movie was released, the page hit 750,000 fans.

And now…Fan # 1,000,000 + !

“We are thrilled by the success of our SOUND OF MUSIC page on Facebook,” says Ted Chapin, President of Rodgers & Hammerstein. “The stage musical and then the film have enjoyed tremendous success over the years, finding new fans in generation after generation. To know that Facebook has tapped into that world of passionate fans is very gratifying indeed.”

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Facebook page has become a “must” for SOUND OF MUSIC fans from all over the world. With about 600,000 of our fans coming from the USA and Canada, the remaining 400,000+ fans represent nearly every other country on earth.

On the SOUND OF MUSIC Facebook page fans are able to interact with the movie’s stars in special interview segments (such as a Q&A with Julie Andrews which brought a huge response); see “sneak-preview” moments (such as the first glimpse of the Blu-ray, and the historic family cast reunion on OPRAH); learn about stage productions happening all over the world (including the Salzburg premiere set for next October); and follow such off-beat SOUND OF MUSIC-inspired events as THE HILLS ARE ALIVE (BRO’s rock-band tribute); FRAULEIN MARIA (Doug Elkins’ modern dance piece); and SINGALONG SOUND OF MUSIC (the wildly popular interactive movie experience).

“This is one of the most enthusiastic and engaged audiences I have seen on Facebook,” says Dana Saltzman, Director of Marketing & Digital Media for Rodgers & Hammerstein. “Since we launched the page and began posting trivia, videos and information on productions, we have seen our post feedback go up over 1,000%, with well over 80,000,000 post views to date. Friendships have been formed across oceans by fans brought together through the musical, and amazing stories have been shared. One fan told us all about her boyfriend proposing to her on the Salzburg garden steps seen at the end of ‘Do-Re-Mi’ – and, for the record, she said ‘Yes’.”

…And speaking of Salzburg: to enter to win a vacation to Salzburg – where the story is set and the movie was filmed -- visit The contest includes airfare for two people; a four-night stay at a five star hotel; a tour of Salzburg; tickets to the opening of THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Salzburger Landestheater in October 2011, THE SOUND OF MUSIC 45th anniversary Collector’s Edition, and more.

For more information, visit

Also be sure to find R&H on Facebook at:, and learn more at our website,

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Publix Italian Days $25 Publix Gift Card Giveaway

From February 17th through March 2nd, visit your local Publix to take advantage of the great savings on some of your favorite General Mills brands such as Progresso, Green Giant, Pillsbury, Muir Glen and Totino’s, and save $5 when you purchase 20 participating products.

While visiting Italian Days at Publix, you can also enter the Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes, sponsored by General Mills, for a chance to win one of four grand prizes of $10,000 worth of free groceries or one of 200 $100 Publix gift cards being given as prizes.

There are three easy ways to enter for a chance to win the Sweepstakes. Enter via phone, mail or at – a convenient one-stop website, where you’ll also be able to download great coupon savings on some of your favorite General Mills brands and other great offers from Publix.

Here’s how it works:
  1. Click – Stay up to date with the latest General Mills promotions happening at Publix by visiting Once you’re registered and logged in, you can participate in any current promotions.

  2. Call – If you’d prefer to enter the sweepstakes and participate in other promotions via telephone, feel free to call the General Mills/Publix hotline, at 1.800.627.6059, and be sure to say that you want to enter the Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes. Please be sure to provide your complete contact information (Full name/address/zip code/phone #).

  3. Mail – If you prefer to participate via mail-in entry, print and mail your complete contact information (Full Name/address/zip code/phone #) to P.O. Box 43425 Atlanta, GA 30336 and be sure to write “Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes” on the outside of the envelope.
General Mills gave me one gift card to keep and one to giveaway, as part of the MyBlogSpark

If you would like to enter to win a $25 Publix gift card, please follow my blog and answer this question:

After purchasing your favorite products at the Publix Italian Days event, which special Italian meal would you like to prepare for your family?

The giveaway will end on 2/25/11 at 7 PM EST.


April said...

Baked manicotti with extra cheese and caesar salad and garlic bread.
april dot vrugtman at gmail dot com