Jul 092013

Thank you to Walden Family Theater for providing information and a giveaway. No compensation was received; all opinions are my own.

Space Warriors is the second film in the Walden Family Theater original lineup featuring great family entertainment. Walden Family Theater is part of the Walden Media group, the folks who brought us The Chronicles of Narnia (some of my favorite films), Charlotte’s Web (another fave), Holes, and more. Now Walden Family Theater is creating films for the whole family to enjoy together on Friday nights, exclusively on the Hallmark Channel.

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Feb 152013

Bubbles’ birthday party is next weekend and I’ve been working on our menu.  Most of the party ideas I found earlier were for sweets and decor; only one of them was for something to go with the meal.  And while Minnie Oreo pops and cupcakes sound delicious, I think our guests might also like something savory.  Appetizers, dips, and finger sandwiches all came to mind as they’re usually easy to throw together and people can graze while they talk and hang out.

My husband makes a great cheesy sausage dip that we often have for family gatherings and tailgating but I thought maybe for this party we’d have something just a bit different.  I don’t want to serve my guests anything I haven’t tried before, though, so for the last few days I’ve been cooking up small batches of dip to sample.  One that I found that I like is the Pleasing Pizza Dip submitted by Jennifer Crsip to Gooseberry Patch’s new cookbook Slow Cooking All Year ‘Round.

Slow Cooker Recipes: Pizza Dip from Gooseberry Patch's Slow Cooking All Year 'Round

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Feb 072013

Diamond Candles Giveaway

It’s the Forget Me Nots giveaway event hosted by MamaNYC!  Valentine’s Day is about giving tokens of your affection to those you love. But don’t forget about a little something for yourself – like the chance to win some great prizes.

Here at Views From the ‘Ville one person is going to win a prize within a prize.  The winner will be able to select their favorite scent of Diamond Candles.  The extra prize is that inside of each candle is a ring – potentially worth up to $5000!  You’ll be anxious to dig for the ring, I’m sure, but definitely give yourself time to let the candle burn naturally – their scents are SO good.

Giveaway closed.

What are you hoping to receive for Valentine’s Day?

Jan 102013

Gift Card Giveaway!

#JustJanuary Giveaway

It’s a new year and for a lot of you that means new resolutions and goals.  I thought it would be fun to participate in the Just January Giveaway Event so that I can give away some gift cards that will help you with some of those goals!  This giveaway event is hosted by GoingCrazy!! WannaGo??!! and Planet Weidknecht of Weidknecht Events Going Crazy.

My prize package includes:

  • $10 Grocery gift card for those healthy meals (your choice of Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods, or Trader Joe’s)
  • $10 Staples gift card so you can buy items to help you get organized (can select Walmart instead if you prefer)
  • $10 Amazon gift card so you can buy yourself a little something – one of your resolutions should always be for “me” time!

To enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  Giveaway closed.

Dec 132012

Win $50 In Amazon Gift Cards!

Win Amazon Gift Cards in the #HoppinHoliday Giveaway Event

The holidays have us all hoppin’ trying to finish our shopping, menu planning, events and more.  Maybe some Amazon gift cards would help soothe those frazzled nerves?  MamaNYC is hosting the Hoppin’ For the Holidays Giveaway Hop to bring you the chance to win these and other prizes.

Here at Views From the ‘Ville two winners will each win a $25 Amazon gift card ($50 total) courtesy of FamilyDen.  Giveaway closed.

What would you buy with your gift card if you win the giveaway?

This giveaway is sponsored solely by FamilyDen.