Friday, December 24, 2010
The prizes are amazing A dress, necklace, pair of earrings, headdress and mini handbag with a total value of over $100.00, along with a 5-notebook journal set from FOSSIL and a $25 American Express giftcard.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Whether you’re looking for sweet or salty, Chex® Party Mix has something to offer every taste bud, making it the perfect go-to snack for entertaining this holiday season. Four gluten-free varieties of Chex cereal help ensure that even party guests with gluten restrictions can enjoy Chex® Party Mix recipes like the NEW Chex Lemon Buddies! Remember Multi-Bran and Wheat Chex are not gluten-free.
Visit your local Walmart to find free recipe cards for Chex Lemon Buddies as well as the new Chex Apple Pie Snack Mix and Tex Chex® Party Mix recipes! The blend of flavors in the new homemade mixes will help you create irresistible new favorites and wow your crowd!
This is going to be a quick and easy giveaway.
The giveaway ends on December 23rd, 2010 at 7 PM EST.
General Mills provided me with the products pictured above and My Blog Spark provided me with the information.
In order to enter just leave a comment about your favorite chex mix recipe.
You must be a follower of my blog to enter.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I received a copy of this album to review. I loved this album from the first song until the last.
Here's the press release:
VITTORIO GRIGOLO: THE ITALIAN TENOR
DEBUT RELEASE ON SONY CLASSICAL
Available October 5, 2010
"…a charismatic performer with undeniable audience appeal" – The New York Times
Sony Classical proudly announces its debut release by the highly-acclaimed tenor Vittorio Grigolo. Hailed as one of the finest tenors in recent times, Grigolo’s recording of The Italian Tenor will be available on October 5 and features famous arias and lesser known discoveries. Also, on October 16, Grigolo makes his highly anticipated debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Rodolfo in La Bohème.
Grigolo purposely waited to record his first operatic solo album until he had something unique to communicate in the repertoire. According to Grigolo, “I chose arias representing the culture I come from.”
Born in Tuscany, Grigolo began his career as a young boy performing as a soloist in the celebrated Sistine Chapel Choir. His distinctive voice attracted the praise of the great Luciano Pavarotti when, at age thirteen, he starred alongside him as the Pastorello in Tosca at the Rome Opera. He went on to be the youngest tenor ever to debut at the legendary La Scala, Milan and has conquered many of the world’s great opera houses since, appearing with the finest artists and conductors of our day. Grigolo made his Chicago debut in 2008 starring in a tribute to Pavarotti in front of thousands at Grant Park. He made his Washington, D.C. debut in 2009 sharing the stage with Renée Fleming in a lauded production of Lucrezia Borgia conducted by Plácido Domingo. Recently, he triumphed in his debut at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in Massenet’s Manon.
The Italian Tenor presents arias from three great operatic composers - Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini. These include Donizetti's “Una furtiva lagrima” (L'Elisir d'Amore) which was made famous by Enrico Caruso, whose famous performance of the aria paved the way for the opera's return to the repertoire after years of neglect. Equally as beautiful is “Spirto gentil” (La Favorita) in which the lead character laments the loss of his love forever.
The recording also presents Grigolo as five Verdi characters. His selection begins with “Quando le sere al placido” from Luisa Miller and continues with “Ella mi fu rapita” and “Possente amore” from Rigoletto. Verdi’s early opera Il Corsaro is rarely performed on stage today, but the young tenor triumphed in the title role at the Zürich Opernhaus earlier this year and wanted to include it on the album. The arias “Tutto parea sorridere” and “Si de’ Corsari il fulmine” demonstrate his lyrical and dramatic gifts, as does the chosen aria from Un Ballo in Maschera, - “Forse le soglia attinse....ma se m'e forza perderti”. Following the cavatina “Ah si ben mio coll’essere”, Grigolo makes a rare venture into the spinto tenor repertoire with “Di quella pira” (Il Trovatore).
The Puccini selection features a seldom heard aria from the composer's first opera, Le Villi, “Ecco la casa...torna ai felici di”. Grigolo was drawn to the unusually dark, almost Wagnerian colors of the piece. “Donna non vidi mai” (Manon Lescaut), sung at the beginning of the opera as des Grieux falls in love with the young Manon, provides a clear contrast to the despair of Cavaradossi in “E lucevan le stelle” (Tosca) as the painter awaits his execution. The aria “Firenze è come un albero fiorito” from Puccini's only comic opera, Gianni Schicchi, foreshadows the melody of the celebrated “O mio babbino caro” in its central section. Of course, no survey of the Italian tenor repertoire would be complete without the most loved aria of them all - “Che gelida manina” (La Bohème).
The Italian Tenor was recorded in the Teatro, Regio di Parma, a venue particularly associated with Verdi. It was recorded with the resident orchestra and conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi, with whom Grigolo shares a personal musical connection and admires greatly. Grigolo makes special mention of Plácido Domingo for having offered him guidance and unwavering support throughout Grigolo’s career.
The sponsor Sony has agreed to send a copy of this album to one of my blog followers. In order to enter just make a comment about your favorite type of music. You must be a blog follower to enter.
This is going to be a quick one, so enter by Friday December 17th, 2010 at 7 PM EST. I will use a random number generator to pick the winner and email the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to respond with mailing address and I will get that to the sponsor who will mail the CD to the winner.
Comment #9 wins, I just emailed you!
Check out the new video for "Suspicious Minds"!
The dazzling video for "Suspicious Minds," the first single from Viva ELVIS - The Album, debuts today on Elvis.com. Much like the album the song comes from, as well as the "every way fantastic" (Time magazine) Cirque de Soleil Vegas show the song is featured in, the sparkling video depicts what a Presley show would look and sound like today.
The track was recently hailed by USA Today as "a cross between a gospel hymn and 'Everlasting Love' before transforming into something like a U2 anthem."
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WILSON PHILLIPS IS BACK AND SPREADING XMAS CHEER
WITH NEW CD “CHRISTMAS IN HARMONY”
First Ever Christmas Album From Multi-Platinum Selling Pop Trio
13 New And Classic Holiday Songs Produced By Glen Ballard
One of the best selling female groups of all time, Wilson Phillips is back together with their first ever Christmas album - available this October 12, 2010 on Sony MASTERWORKS / DRW Entertainment. The award-winning trio consisting of Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips have recorded 13 holiday songs with their original music producer Glen Ballard, kicking-off the pop group’s overall return. Best known for co-writing Michael Jackson’s hit single Man in the Mirror and producing Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, Glen Ballard was also the main producer behind Wilson Phillips’ self-titled 1990 debut album, which sold over 10 million copies worldwide and included three #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 (“Hold On”, “Release Me”, and “You’re in Love”). At a different stage in all of their lives, the trio of Wilson Phillips is excited to finally be back together and musically share the joy, love and happiness of the holiday season not only with their families, but with their fans too. One of the most popular 90’s pop groups, Wilson Phillips have created a classic Holiday album filled with 13 Christmas songs including “Silver Bells”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Song” and many more. There are also a few newly written Christmas songs - “Joy” which the three ladies composed and “Christmastime” which Chynna and Glen Ballard wrote together. Wilson Phillips will perform their new single “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day” live on Good Morning America and The View.
One of the best selling female groups of all time, Wilson Phillips is back together with their first ever Christmas album - available this October 12, 2010 on Sony MASTERWORKS / DRW Entertainment. The award-winning trio consisting of Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips have recorded 13 holiday songs with their original music producer Glen Ballard, kicking-off the pop group’s overall return. Best known for co-writing Michael Jackson’s hit single Man in the Mirror and producing Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, Glen Ballard was also the main producer behind Wilson Phillips’ self-titled 1990 debut album, which sold over 10 million copies worldwide and included three #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 (“Hold On”, “Release Me”, and “You’re in Love”).
At a different stage in all of their lives, the trio of Wilson Phillips is excited to finally be back together and musically share the joy, love and happiness of the holiday season not only with their families, but with their fans too. One of the most popular 90’s pop groups, Wilson Phillips have created a classic Holiday album filled with 13 Christmas songs including “Silver Bells”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Song” and many more. There are also a few newly written Christmas songs - “Joy” which the three ladies composed and “Christmastime” which Chynna and Glen Ballard wrote together. Wilson Phillips will perform their new single “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day” live on Good Morning America and The View.
I really enjoyed this CD. I have been a Wilson Phillips fan since I was in elementary school. I love Christmas carols too! They do a wonderful job with the songs on this CD. My favorite is number 13 "Our Prayer". I listen to this CD on the way to and from work and around the house all the time.
Sony has agreed to provide one of my readers with a copy of this CD.
This will be a quick giveaway.
You must be a follower on my blog to enter.
Just leave a comment with your email address if it's not in your blogger profile.
The giveaway ends on 12/17/10 at 7 PM EST.
I will pick the winner with a random number generator and email the winner. They will have 72 hours to respond before I pick a different winner.
Congrats to comment #10 you will be notified by email to claim your win!
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Sony Music has authorized me to hold a giveaway for the
In order to enter I would like you to go to pop market, become a member (it's free) and look around and let me know what you think is the best deal.
Today (12/15/10) they have free shipping!
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You can also gain an entry by tweeting or posting about pop market on facebook. Just put the link to your tweet or facebook post in a seperate comment for an additional entry.
I will notify the winner via email and they will have 72 hours to respond with mailing address for the sponsor to send the prize.
Giveaway ends 12/23/10 at 7PM EST.
Please put your email in your comment if your email is not in your blogger profile.
Katybug, contact me via email, you are the winner!
Comment #2 you are the new winner, I did not have a way to contact Katybug.
I will email you now.
Thank you for participating!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
such popular Windham Hill artists as LIZ STORY, ALEX DE GRASSI, PHILIP AABERG and JIM BRICKMAN.
I am getting excited about Christmas and I really enjoyed listening to this CD. I will play it while we decorate the Christmas tree this year. I will also listen to it while we bake and cook for Christmas dinner. This is very lovely music.
Here are the tracks:
Sony Masterworks sent me a copy of this CD to review. They will also provide a copy to one of my readers. I will randomly select the winner.
In order to enter please leave a comment with your favorite Christmas song. Please leave your email in your comment unless it's visible on your profile.
I will accept entries until 11/04/10 at 7PM EST.
I will notify the winner via email and they will have 48 hours to respond with shipping information. Sony Masterworks will send the CD to the winner.
We have a winner! Comment #24!
I am emailing you now!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Since the dedication of Yellowstone as the world’s first national park in 1872, America’s parks have been visited by hundreds of millions of people who marveled at their beauty, found peace in their wildness and shared their experience with others.
However, these national treasures need care and support to help them flourish. Years of underfunding and environmental problems such as pollution and climate change are threatening our National Park system. To help preserve our national parks and ensure their existence for generations to come, join Nature Valley® and Patricia Shultz, internationally best-selling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and travel industry leader, to help support the National Parks Project. This year, the National Parks Project will focus on restorative work at Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Biscayne National Parks.
To get involved, simply purchase a box of specially marked Nature Valley Bars and mail in your wrappers to the address below:
National Parks Project
PO Box 450328
El Paso, TX 88545-0328
Nature Valley will not only recycle the wrappers, but will also contribute $0.10 to the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) for every wrapper received (up to $600,000 in total). To learn more about the National Parks Project and how you can make a difference, check out PreservetheParks.com today. And don’t forget to visit Nature Valley on Facebook or Nature Valley on Twitter to “Like” or “Follow” the brand. Facebook fans can enter to win a trip, as well as share photos and videos of their summer vacations. All of these sites will also feature updates on the restoration projects, as well as videos and pictures from “National Parks Project” volunteers.
There are many other ways you can enjoy the natural beauty and diverse wildlife of our national parks this summer while supporting the cause. The easiest thing you can do to support the national parks is to experience them for yourself and share them with your family – remembering as always to “take only pictures and leave your footprints.” So grab your backpack, your boots and some granola bars and go soak in the scenery.
My Blog Spark and Nature Valley provided me with this nice prize pack, the information, and they have also provided another one for me to hold a giveaway for my readers.
Would you like to win?
Become a follower of my blog and answer this question:
Share which National Park your family would most like to visit and why?
The giveaway will end on 8/14/10 at 8:00 PM EST.
I will use a randomizer to choose the winner and send them an email. Please leave your email in your comment if it's not in your profile.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Cascadian Farm's Mission
Preserving Our Planet for Future Generations to Come.
Cascadian Farm's Mission Story
The story of Cascadian Farm begins with the story of our founder, Gene Kahn. 38 years ago, Gene was an idealistic 24-year old grad-school dropout from Chicago, who just wanted to make a difference in the world. He recognized the delicate balance between nature and humans. Inspired by reading “Silent Green” and “Diet For A Small Planet”, Gene wanted to go back to the land and farm in a way that would not harm the natural beauty of the earth or her inhabitants. So he set out to farm organically on a little stretch of land next to the Skagit River in the Cascade Mountains of Washington.
Today Cascadian Farm has grown beyond our original farm and is recognized as a pioneer in converting conventional farms to organic. We were organic before “organic” was a trend, or even before it was certified by the USDA. From day one, we’ve farmed in a way that preserves the soil, and protects the rivers and streams around us. By working in harmony with the land, we offer products that balance the needs of the environment along with the needs of your nutrition.
Cascadian Farm also realizes that we can make a difference beyond just the food that we produce. That’s why we work with partners who share our mission and can help us make improvements to our products and processes. Together, with every bite of our delicious fruits, vegetables and whole grains, we can sustain the health of the earth for all living creatures today, tomorrow and for generations to come. Learn more about our farm!
MyBlogSpark sent me some Cascadian Farm products. The Cascadian Farm Fruit & Nut Granola Cereal and the Harvest Berry Chewy Granola Bars. We really enjoyed the cereal and the bars.
One of my blog readers will receive the Cascadian Farm Fruit & Nut Granola Cereal, Harvest Berry Chewy Granola Bars, a coupon for a FREE Cascadian product and a $10 Farmville card. The same prize pack that I received.
If you want to enter just leave a comment, you could tell me why living an organic lifestyle is important to you and your family? The giveaway ends on Monday July 26, 2010 at 8 PM EST.
You must leave an email in your comment if your profile doesn't show it.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I am able to offer a $25 gift card to my readers. To enter just leave a comment letting me know what you would like to get at BJ's. You can head over to to check it out.
For Extra entries you can become a follower and/or follow me on twitter . Just leave an extra comment for each entry you do.
The free trial membership, $25 gift card, information about BJ’s, and giveaway have all been provided by BJ’s Wholesale Club and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.
The giveaway starts now and will end on 1/13/10 @ 8 PM EST.
We have a winner, congrats! I'll email you now. Winner has 3 days to respond or I will pick another winner.
Thank you for participating.
I would stock up on drinks, soda, juice and crystal light.
January 5, 2010 5:32 PM