Friday, April 26, 2013

Best of Warner Bros 100 Film Mother's Day Giveaway & Blog App

Hey all!  I am so excited to bring you the Best of Warner Bros 100 Film Mother's Day Giveaway and the Blog App!

I think you are all going to be excited as well.  What is included? Glad you asked:

Best of WB 100 Film Collection 
100 movies including all 22 of Warner Bros. Library’s Best Picture™ winners on 55 discs presented in book style premium packaging. Plus two all-new documentaries: Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot and The Warner Bros. Lot Tour. With hours of commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more on select films. Also includes a limited edition 27” x 40” poster, plus a postcard series of Warner Bros. movie posters designed by legendary Bill Gold.

To enter, just post your replies (in the blog comment area) to what your answers would be to "My Perfect Mother's Day."  If you wish to copy and paste it in the comment area and fill blanks, please feel free. I am looking forward to reading your replies! It will be fun!

You are probably wondering what the prize is, well this is what excites me.  Our blog is going to be able to give away the Bet of Warner Bros. 100 Films and it has a value of, are ya ready?? It is worth: $597.92.  Seriously, you all! You must enter! This prize rocks! Oh, and it IS NOT a creative presentation, everyone who enters on our blog has a chance to win!

I want to make it easy for you all to copy and paste so here it is in plain text (just copy/paste) and fill in your answers.

Good morning, it’s your dream Mother’s Day! Anything can happen! 
Waking up after sleeping in, I’m greeted with a breakfast of ________________ (food).
I’m spending the morning relaxing while watching my all-time favorite musical ___________ (movie title). I remember watching it for the first time when I was ________ years old.
Of course, I can’t watch this movie without my favorite movie snack ___________ !
For lunch, my friends and I are taken to dine at ________________ (restaurant). Bouquets of _________ (flower) greet us on arrival.
On our way home, our car unexpectedly hits a time warp and we’re teleported back to the set of my favorite romance film!
I find myself playing the role of my favorite character ___________________ (character).
Suddenly, I’m hollywood’s next big star! I’m strutting down every red carpet and being invited to all the exclusive premieres... I’m even dating the cutest movie star __________ and our celebrity couple name is _________________.
Suddenly I wake up and find myself safely back in my bed. Looks like I must have dozed off and started dreaming!
This promotion is being delivered from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  Our many thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and PartnersHub for allowing us to participate in this fantastic promotion. Warner Bros. Home entertainment is responsible for shipment of prizes.  Please allow 6-8 weeks from the end of the promotion for your prize to be shipped. 

Open to residents of the United States who are 18+. Please, no PO Boxes as sponsor ships prize via UPS or FedEx. Giveaway will end on May 10, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. est. Winner will have 48 hours to reply to our winning email.

Disclaimer: Lollipops n' Ladybugs received absolutely no compensation or item for this post.  All words, except quoted text, are my own and not influenced by any outside source. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mustache Cookie Cutter Set Product Review and Giveaway

Do you love to make cookies? 

I do.  The little one and I have a fun, messy time, making cookies.  Normally, it is ingredients, mix and plop down on the cookie sheet to bake. 

We tried to make some using cookie cutters around Christmas time, but they didn't come out that well.

Then, when I signed onto Tomoson, I saw a chance to redeem myself using a cookie cutter set to make designs with cookies.  The company Fuzzy Ink has a product called Mustache Cookie Cutter Set and they were looking for peeps to do a product review for them. I applied and was chosen.  I was sent the 3-piece mustache cookie cutters (3 different designs) that measure around 4"W x 1.25-1.5", but the size will vary a little. These are also made of 11% stainless steel.

First, something cool for ya.  There is a recipe on the back of the package called "Whiskered Bliss" so you can make your cookies from scratch.  Us, we didn't.  I did use a prepacked mix where we just had to add a couple of ingredients to it. But, I did save the packaging so we could try the recipe down the road. 

I have to tell you, that I am sort of proud of myself with the way some of the cookies came out.  You can start drooling now because I am going to post a picture or maybe two of some chocolate chip cookies made with chocolate candy.  Yumm!

This is the end result for our cookies:

The first ones, I put to much dough in them, so they came out kind of thick. But, still yummy according to the little one and hubby.

 Second batch came out a little better.

This is one from the 3rd batch. And, the best one of the bunch I think.

Our thoughts:

These were super fun to make. Our little one loved to help me make these.  Not as much as she loved eating some of the finish product, but she still had fun. These are very easy to use. Good for smaller hands to press down in the cookie dough. They also clean up really quickly.

I did find a con or two.  They are really really flexible, so I think that they can be bent quite easily. I think that they would work better with sugar cookies or the like that don't have chunky pieces in them.  Also, I though the edges were a little sharp, not sharp where you might slice off a finger or even cut yourself, but if you have a little one helping you, you should definitely watch them while they are using these.

Overall, I loved them and so did the little one.  Can't wait to break them out again to make our next batch of cookies. By the way, that batch of cookies . . . GONE. Mustaches and all.

Are you interested in purchasing a set? Then you can head on over to Fuzzy Ink where you can purchase your own set and then have a baking good time.  Plus, $5 of each sale is donated to the  Movember Foundation. 

Or, you can scroll a little ways down and you can enter on our blog to win your own set.

Yes, that is right! Fuzzy Ink has graciously donated a set to be given away to one of our blog readers. 

Disclaimer: I received absolutely no compensation for doing this product review.  However, I did receive a product, free of charge, so that I could do a proper review.  All words are my own and not influenced by any outside source.

Many thanks to Fuzzy Ink for allowing us to do the product review and have a giveaway for our readers.


Giveaway is open to residents of the US 18+ and will end on May 6, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email.  Lollipops n' Ladybugs is not responsible for shipping prize to the winner.  Prize will be shipped by sponsor.  Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your prize. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

NBC’s Share and Tell Blog App and Giveaway

What is NBC's Share and Tell?

Glad you asked.

Did you know that for every pound of new goods produced, 71 pounds of waste are generated during manufacturing? This Earth Week, NBCUniversal is partnering with the sharing site yerdle to help you minimize your impact on the planet by sharing your stuff. One person’s stuff is another person’s story!
Some more information about Share and Tell:

What is yerdle? 

Yerdle is the new mission-driven California Benefit corporation that’s out to help people share with their friends rather than buying things new. On yerdle, friends post items they're willing to give away or loan, search for items they're looking to get, and nab the things they want. Simple. 
 I don't know about all of you, but to me, this is an awesome idea.  We are really putting a serious hurting on our planet.  Every one of us is doing something to the planet that we shouldn't be doing, no matter how careful you are not to leave your footprints on her.

Yerdle sounds like a wonderful idea. Why not share things that you know longer need and is still useful, so it doesn't need to be taken to the dump.  Maybe one of your friends could use it.  Or, looking for something in particular but can't find one within your price range, but yet your friend has one that they are willing to give up because it is just taking up space.  So, instead of loading it in the truck to go to the landfill, they load it up and bring it to your place, for you.

Now, how cool is it that I am working with NBC Share and Tell and they are willing to giveaway a prize to one of my readers? I know, awesome, right? You can win a Green Universal Prize pack which consists of a canvas tote bag (made from recycled material) and two other items that the sponsor will choose for you. 

To enter, all you have to do is go to rafflecopter, do the mandatory entry (How Are You Green, eco quiz) and post your results as a blog comment and you are entered. 

Rules ~ Open to residents of the USA 18+.  No Post Offices Boxes are allowed as sponsor uses either UPS or FedEx to ship prizes. Ends May 2, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. and winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email with contact information.

Disclaimer: I received absolutely no compensation for this promotion.  All words, except quoted text, are my own and were not influenced by any outside source. All materials are provided by NBC's Share and Tell and prize pack will be shipped by sponsor.  Please note that it can take 4-6 weeks to receive your prize pack.

Many thanks to PartnersHub and NBC's Share and Tell for allowing me to tell you all about this program. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Chick-fil-A Leadercast Blog App Giveaway

I bet you saw that title and was asking yourself . . . .self,what is Chick-fil-A Leadercast?

Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leadership event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA to hundreds of locations around the world on May 10, 2013. Strengthen your leadership by simplifying your life. SIMPLY LEAD.

Full. Our lives are full of things that we think will grow our businesses and increase our influence. We are busy - and that may, unknowingly, be holding us back.  What if there was potential impact in simplifying our lives so our leadership could thrive? Leading in a complex world requires simplicity to cut through the clutter. Saying NO to what may seem good could help increase your capacity to live your life to the fullest. Join us at Chick-fil-A Leadercast
 as we learn to Simply Lead.

2013 Chick-fil-A Leadercast Promo from GiANT Impact on Vimeo.

The speakers for the Leadercast are going to be:
  • Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric
  • Andy Stanley, Best-selling leadership author and communicator
  • Mike Krzyzewski, Head men's basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA
  • John Maxwell, Best-selling author and leadership expert
  • Dr. Henry Cloud, Best-selling author and leadership consultant
  • LCDR Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie Act of Valor
  • Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, track & field
  • David Allen, Best-selling author of Getting Things Done and productivity expert
  • Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-2009), via exclusive Simply Lead video interview
To enter the giveaway, simply post your answer (as a blog comment) to the What’s Your Leadership Style Quiz? Then fill out rafflecopter and you are ready to go.

Prize pack includes:  Copy of John C. Maxwell’s new book: The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
- 1 Chick-fil-A Leadercast Exclusive Audio Download Card, which includes access to audio segments from past and present events and Chick-fil-A Digital offer cards for a free Chick-fil-A Sandwich Entrée of your choice. 

Rules ~ Open to residents of the USA 18+.  No Post Offices Boxes are allowed as sponsor uses either UPS or FedEx to ship prizes. Ends April 26, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. and winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email with contact information.

Disclaimer: I received absolutely no compensation for this promotion.  All words, except quoted text, are my own and were not influenced by any outside source. All materials are provided by Chick-fil-A and prize pack will be shipped by sponsor. 

I like to take this opportunity to thank PartnersHub and Chick-fil-A for asking us to participate in this promotion.