Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Freschetta's Rally For Real Pizza

Frozen pizza shouldn't simply taste better. It should be better. Freschetta®frozen pizzas are made with top-quality ingredients and taste-tested recipes, just to make sure your pizza will always deliver Fresch® flavor.

Coming from Chicago, Pizza is a very sacred thing in our family.  I am particularly picky about having fresh ingredients on my pizza.  I cringe when I order mushrooms and they are canned.  Gross.    How about when my kids order sausage, and it does not even look like sausage.  When I can I love homemade pizza but that is not realistic.  When I need to pull out the frozen pizza option, I want to know they have fresh ingredients and are minimally processed. This is why I Rally for Real Pizza.  Too many frozen pizzas on the market have unidentifiable ingredients I would never consider serving them to my family. 

Join the rally for bad pizza and join  Freschetta® on Facebook and add your photo to the Rally  By submitting a photo to the Rally Mosaic on Each week we will select 100 winners -- to each receive 5 Freschetta® Pizzas. On March 30, we will also select 10 winners - who will each receiveFreschetta® Pizza for a year!

Wow your kids and your oven will be happy.  

"I occasionally receive compensation in the form of products for posts. However, the opinions I share are solely my own." 

Monday, February 27, 2012

How do you search for the best Shopping deals?

How much time do you spend on the Internet searching for the best deal on things.  You can spend hours bookmarking websites with the items you are looking for.  I recently found, a new search engine to help find the best deals and unbiased product information.  You can search for items by product time, prices, brands, and colors to name a few.

For example I was looking for an automatic toothbrush and searched cheap toothbrushes and several different items from different websites come up as well as reader ratings.  Never even knew there was a toothbrush sanitizer available.

I was thinking of changing my color scheme in my bedroom was wondering can white cotton chenille be dyed.  Well when I searched this, came up with many different colors of chenille bedspreads at great prices.

I am on the decorations committee for our school's annual auction and it is a Tahitian theme this year.  I searched on for used tiki bars for sale.  Unfortunately they did not sell used ones, but gave me a lot of decorating ideas for our event.

I have loved searching on this website when I am shopping for the best deal.  They also have a phone/ipad application you can take along with you.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Introducing Frankenweenie---a new disney film

Look at the newest Disney Film scheduled to arrive in theatres Oct. 5th.  If you liked Alice in Wonderland, Tim Burton style you have to get excited about this one.

Like" FRANKENWEENIE on Facebook:

arrives in theatres everywhere on October 5th!


Genre:                                                  Animated comedy
Rating:                                                  TBD
U.S. Release date:                                October 5, 2012

Voice Cast:                                           Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell
Director:                                               Tim Burton
Producers:                                            Tim Burton, Allison Abbate
Executive Producer:                              Don Hahn
Screenplay by:                                      John August
Based on an original idea by:                 Tim Burton                   

From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.

In Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.


  • When Tim Burton originally conceived the idea for “Frankenweenie,” he envisioned it as a full-length, stop-motion animated film. Due to budget constraints, he instead directed it as a live-action short, released in 1984.
  • “Frankenweenie” follows in the footsteps of Tim Burton’s other stop-motion animated films “Corpse Bride” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”—both of which were nominated for Academy Awards®.
  • Over 200 puppets and sets were created for the film.
  • The voice cast includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder (“Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands”), Catherine O’Hara (“Beetlejuice,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”), Martin Short (“Mars Attacks!”) and Martin Landau (“Ed Wood,” Sleepy Hollow”).
  • Several of the character names—Victor, Elsa Van Helsing, Edgar “E” Gore and Mr. Burgemeister— were inspired by classic horror films.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ghirardelli Chocolate Square Review

I have had Ghiradelli Squares before and they were tasty but I have to say these were decadent.  I received a bag of the Milk and Truffle Squares from SheSpeaks and these did not last more than a day.  These cute little squares are always tempting but these were soo rich in flavor the made a perfect after dinner treat.

They are described by Ghiradelli  as "sumptous truffle filling inside our rich slow-melting milk and dark chocolate"

Although the serving size is three, you really only need one to satisify your chocolate craving.

I gave them to some of my kids friends and  one little girl said, "That is the best Chocolate I have ever had".   When I visit Chicago we definitely make a stop at the Ghiradelli store for a visit but if you can not get there or San Francisco you can find these chocolates at Walgreens, Target and World Cost Market.  They run about 4.99 for a 4.63 oz bag.

They would make a great Valentine's Day Present, Hostess Present or just a treat to keep in your desk.

Thank you SheSpeaks and Ghiradelli for this great sample.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cook up some treats for V-day with these betty crocker coupons

You still have a week to come up with those tasty treats for that special someone in your life.  Why not grab some of these coupons to help it along.

Also check on for great baking ideas with their simple but delicious mixes.
Happy Baking

o You can visit to download a printable *coupon for 85 cents off when you buy ONE BOX of Fun da-middles Cupcake Mix.

o Also, you can visit to download a
printable coupon for 75 cents off when you buy ONE POUCH of Betty
Crocker Molasses Cookie Mix.

I received this information and the coupon offer from Betty Crocker through

Saturday, February 4, 2012

$50 worth of Gourmet Chocolate

Wow we just tried this chocolate and will review on my other blog tomorrow but wanted to promote this opportunity tonight to start our chance to win.  Yes I get $50 and so does one of my readers.  Join today and let's hope we win.

Some things are "Simply Irresistable" and this Valentine's Day, award-winning Chuao Chocolatier is offering you the opportunity to share many delights with your readers.  As part of our Simply Irresistible Valentine's Day campaign, we're providing blogger across the country with several ways to make their readers happy.

Love Child bonbon (an aphrodisiac blend of a port wine drenched dried strawberry in a chocolate ganache) and Firecracker bonbon (guaranteed to blow your mind with chipotle caramel fudge, popping candy and sea salt in dark chocoloate), as well as our new Potato Chips in Chocolate bar.  
They are offering some Exclusive "blogger only" deals courtesy of Chuao Chocolatier:

Win a Trip for Two to San Diego! - This blogger-exclusive campaign beginning January 20 is offering your followers the chance to win a trip for two to San Diego where they will spend two nights at the glamorous La Jolla Shores Hotel, enjoy dinner at the beachfront THE SHORES restaurant, and attend a private wine and chocolate pairing event with Master Chef Michael Antonorsi of Chuao Chocolatier.  They will also have a chance to win one of 14 Limited Edition Sweetheart Boxes filled with 22 signature Chuao Chocolatier bonbons featuring delectable, aphrodisiac ingredients.  

20% OFF Coupon - We're offering a special blogger coupon code as part of the campaign.  Your readers can use the code "BLOGGER" and receive 20% off their entire purchase at from Jan 20 until Feb 14, 2012. - Simply Irresistible

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Not to late to get your Top Valentine's Day Gifts

Here we go again, you might be saying, but I could not resist with Valentine's Day

just around the corner....

Close to Home Reviews is a family orientated site, the following review is written 
to add some fun this Valentine's day to you and yours. All pictures and wording 
on this post are PG, BUT Please note the EdenFantasys links are not suitable to be viewed at work or if your children are close by. LIttle eyes might be lurking.

Please do not open the link if you are not 18 or older or are sensitive to not so
family orientated products.

Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away, what do you have for your loved one?
Want to surprise your partner with a fun new adult toy. 

Here is a list of Eden's Best Adult Toys of 2011.

A little nervous about buying a product like this? First most of the products 
come with reviews, which help you decided. Also, I purchased something recently
and the packaging is discreet I was not sure at first what the package was, but fortunately brought it upstairs and opened it away for the kids!

Make some effort to find the romance with your loved one with some fun products from EdenFantasys

I recently purchased this wonderful lip balm, smells wonderful and keeps lips soft

Make up a wonderful Bath for your loved one with these products.

Create ambience in the bedroom with candles

Check EdenFantasys out and see what you can find for you and your significant other.

They are also having a promotion the more you buy, the bigger the discount with Save the Date Savings,ends Feb.10th.

Starting at $30 you automatically save 15%. with CODE: LOVE15 
see the site for more deals and discounts. 

Disclosure: I was compensated by Eden Fantasys for the purpose of my honest review. All opinions are of my own, others may vary.