Friday, December 24, 2010

Win a Curvysta gift package the next 12 days before Christmas!

You can enter to win here.

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

MyBlogSpark: Chex Party Mix Giveaway

MyBlogSpark: Chex Party Mix Giveaway
For decades, savvy home cooks have been using crunchy Chex® cereal as the starting point for their family-favorite party mix recipes. Many Chex® Party Mix recipes can be made in the microwave in just 15 minutes and call for ingredients you already have in your pantry. From holiday gatherings to impromptu get-togethers, Chex® Party Mix provides a snack idea that will impress your guests in no time.

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:



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 sorridereand Si de’ Corsari il fulmine demonstrate his lyrical and dramatic gifts, as does the chosen aria from Un Ballo in Maschera, - Forse le soglia 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!

Viva Elvis The Album Review

I was given a download of this album to review. I have thoroughly enjoyed every track on the album. I love it! I listen to it at work and at home and in the car. I have always been an Elvis fan and this album does not disappoint.

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 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."

MSN Exclusive Video and Full Album Stream: The Making of Viva ELVIS – The Album and behind the scenes at Viva ELVIS by Cirque Du Soleil

Listen to Viva ELVIS and get a behind the scenes look at the making of the new album and the Cirque du Soleil show Has Launched!

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Wilson Phillips album, "Christmas in Harmony" Review & Giveaway



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.

  1. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
  2. Little Drummer Boy
  3. Warm Lovin’ Christmastime
  4. When A Child Is Born
  5. Christmastime
  6. Silent Night
  7. Santa Clause Is Coming to Town
  8. Silver Bells
  9. Sleigh Ride
  10. Joy
  11. Winter Wonderland
  12. The Christmas Song
  13. Our Prayer

Sony provided me with a copy of the CD to review.

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

Do What You Want Be What You Are Box Set: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates.

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!

You must be a blog follower to enter.

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!