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Sunday, November 30, 2014

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Sunday Scoop - What happening this week or coming up soon


Purchase Trenton Thunder Tickets and Do a Good Deed at the Same Time

For every Trenton Thunder Season Ticket, Pic-A-Plan, and Mini Plan purchased between now and December 19, the Thunder will donate tickets for families in the Holiday Gift Outreach Program run by the Children's Home Society giving them the opportunity to attend a 2015 Trenton Thunder game. For more information go to  Trenton Thunder News.


What: Historic Houses of Fairmont Park Holiday Tours

Where: Philadelphia, PA

When: December 3- 30

Who: All ages

Six of Philadelphia's historic mansions will be open to visitors. Each house will be decorated in a different theme. Learn about the history, architecture, and holiday decorations of each house. You will also get a special recipe card at each house that is only available during the holiday tours. Tour as many as you like for $5.00 per person per house. Children 12 and under are admitted free. No reservations  are necessary. Free parking is available at all houses. If you go on Saturday December 6, 2014 between 10 and 4, you can take the free Fairmont Holly Trolley. The trolley will be making stops at all the historic mansions. Get on and off the trolley and visit as many houses as you like. There will also be special programs at each of the houses on that date. You will still have to pay the $5.00 fee to get into each house, however.  If it snows on December 6, the Fairmont Holly Trolley will run on December 14, 2014.  For more information  about the Historic Houses of Fairmont Park including individual house hours and themes or for more information about the Fairmont Holly Trolley including what special programs will be available go to http://parkcharms.com/.

Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saturday Special - Organize Your Child's Artwork With Artkive

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Funny Friday - I'll Have What You're Having

Me -

When I was little, we went to lunch with my great grandmother. She gave me some of her fruit. The whole rest of the meal,  I kept pointing to her plate, and I only wanted to eat what was on her plate.

Mom -

When Aurella was little, she always wanted a taste of my food even we were eating exactly the same thing.


We welcome you to share your funny stories with us. Tune in Monday for another Talking Topic.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Love Note

Me- The Love Note, wow! The Love Note was mostly good. My favorite character in the show was Jessie, the main character's imaginary friend, Airy. She was just such a great actress! She was so animated. I love the way she over-exaggerated all her emotions. There was something about Jessie that bothered me. The character of Brittany was a typical mean girl except that later you learn there is a reason for her meanness. I love the mean music that played every time she came on. The bookworms played their parts very well, and they were very believable as nerds. The girls who played the mean girl's entourage were good too. The music was good but only one song was really memorable, and I can only remember one line from that song. The songs were entertaining though. There was one about detention and one about lunch, for example. There was another about a love note. There was one that was a duet between Jessie and her imaginary friend. That was the best song in the show. There was one that the lunch lady sang about mean people. It was sad. It seems like there should have been romance in the show, and they seemed to be heading that way. However, nothing ever happened with that. I was disappointed because I love romance. The story started out great and had so much potential. I didn't like the end though. There were too many lose ends that didn't get wrapped up. It was good that the show dealt with the important subject of bullying. However, the way they dealt with it in the end was unrealistic. Over all, it was a decent show.
Mom- There was a lot to like about The Love Note. Bethany McNeill was suitably sweet and innocent as the bullied Jessie. Courtney Rada was ebullient and childlike as Jessie's only and imaginary friend. Katie Mebane personified the typical mean popular girl. I love the evil theme music that played every time she entered. The bookworms and the mean kids were all well cast and suited their roles well. The songs were for the most part enjoyable including songs about a food fight and about a boy and a girl wanting to approach and talk to each other but not really sure how. I like the show's ultimate message that you should put yourself in the other person's shoes. However, I don't think that is always so easy to get people to do. The other message of the show is that all people have worth, we need to show people that they have worth to us. The Love Note of the title is not a note to a boy from a girl or vice versa. It is a note from a mother to her child. Jessie's mother hand packs her daughter's lunch every day and leaves her a love note in it. The bully, Brittany's parents neither pack her lunch nor leave her love notes. The authors seem to imply that Jesse knows she is loved  and that she is able to get past being bullied  because of that and because Brittany does know that she is loved she is a bully. However, I don't think things are always so simple or else there would be a lot less teen suicide and bullying. A lot of kids who are bullied have very loving families, but that doesn't take away all of the outside of the family pressures. Also, not all kids who bully come from homes where they are not shown love. However,  I do agree that we need to show people (kids in particular) that we love and cherish them as is suggested on the show's web-site. Also, I think that anything that shines a light on the problem of bullying and at least attempts to deal with the issue in anyway is worthwhile and that is why this show is important and worth seeing. 

And that's our view. What do you think is a good way to deal with bullying?

Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The Love Note

What: The Love Note

Where: The Actor's Temple Theater
            339 West 47th Street
            New York, New York

When:  Now through December 21, 2014  Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
                                                                   Sundays at 10:00 AM

Who: Age 6 and up

Our view: The Love Note is an important musical in that it deals with the serious subject of bullying .  The acting is good. The singing is good. The songs are fun although not necessarily memorable. The problem with the show is that the ending is a little simplistic and doesn't seem real. Also, there are a lot of parts to the story that don't seem to fit together in the end. It is still a show worth seeing, however, especially for teens and tweens because whether they are the bullies or the bullied or just the bystanders, they will recognize themselves in this show. This show doesn't have all the answers. The problem of bullying has been around for much too long and is much to complex to solve in an hour and a half. However, it does focus attention on the subject and could easily serve as catalyst for a serious discussion of this very important topic. Therefore, it is an especially great show for schools and other youth groups to see. However, it is also a good show for parents and their kids to see together particularly if they are prepared to really talk about the important issues raised by this play. So if this show gets people talking about the issue of bullying and gets them thinking about what can be done about it, that is important and that is worthwhile in and of itself.
And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for more about The Love Note.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tips for Tuesday- Apps., Web-Sites and YouTube Channels: Covet Fashion and AIP Surveys

Me-Today I am recommending Covet Fashion. It's a really cool fashion game. You enter contests where you have to make a specific type outfit. You earn money for entering contests that you can use to buy new outfits from the store. When you win contests, you get a prize like a piece of clothing for free. It is so much fun to put together so many different outfits. It's really addicting.

Mom- Today I am recommending AIP Surveys. You won't necessarily get a lot of surveys from AIP. However, they do not send you a lot of surveys that you won't qualify for and their surveys generally do not take a lot of time. For more information go to http://us.aipsurveys.com/en/.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

Monday, November 24, 2014

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Monthly Mash-up for November, 2014: Me: Waiting/ Mom: Holiday Shopping

Me -My topic for this month is how much I hate to wait for things. Right now, I am waiting for June 8 because the final book in my favorite series is coming out. It is called Forever. It is by Chanda Hahn. It is part of the An Unfortunate Fairytale series. I am waiting for the holidays because I want presents, and I want to be off from school. I am waiting for my birthday because I am getting an iPhone, and I am also looking forward to having red velvet cake. We really don't eat red velvet cake that much except on my birthday because my father hasn't gotten over when I was 2, and I got my red velvet cake all over him.  However, it is one of my favorites. I always can't wait for Wednesdays because I love to watch Nashville. It is is so dramatic! I can't wait for all the couples I love on the show - Rayna and Deacon, Skyler and Gunnar, and Juliet and Avery to get back together. The only thing I can wait for and don't look forward to is getting up for school every weekday morning.

Mom- My topic for this month is holiday shopping. I have a love/hate relationship with holiday shopping. I love buying things for my kids for the holidays. I like to surprise them with a mix of things they asked for and things they may not have specifically asked for but I know they'll love. My younger daughter is still at the age when she usually loves everything I get for her. With my older daughter, I never know. Sometimes, I think she will love something, and she doesn't even like it. I hate buying things for other people not because I don't like to get things for other people because I never know what to get them. Now, in our extended family we mostly shop for the kids anyway. Years ago, everybody bought presents for everybody. Then, we started doing a grab bag where each person got a present for one other person. Now, we haven't even bothered with that in years. I love that it makes things easier having less people to figure out what to buy for.  I hate that it makes the holidays just another time that was a lot more special when you were a kid like birthdays. We don't exchange birthday gifts in our family either. In fact, we barely exchange birthday cards (as in we sometimes send cards to each other we sometimes don't) although we do call each other on our birthdays. I hate shopping in the stores for the holidays. I can't stand the crowds, and I think that holiday shopping really brings out the worst in people rather than bringing out the holiday spirit in people. I don't even like to set foot in the stores from Thanksgiving until New Year's unless I have to. I love shopping on-line. It's quicker. It's easier. It's less stressful. I only don't like it if I have to pay shipping fees, but since I do most of my shopping through Amazon, and I have Amazon Prime that is not that much of a problem. In any case, love it or hate it, I am always glad when my holiday shopping is done.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Scoop 11/23/14 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon With a Special Ticket Giveaway

What: A Christmas Carol, the musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell

Where: The Players Theatre
            115 MacDougal Street
            New York, New York

When: November 30 -  December 30   Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 7:00 PM
                                                             Saturdays 3:00 PM
                                                             Sundays 11:00 AM
No shows December 25 & 26 
Additional Shows: Friday December 28     2:00 PM
                            Saturday December 29 1:00 PM
                            Sunday December 30    3:00 PM and 5:00 PM

Who: All ages (especially appropriate for ages 5 and up)

Fun workshops for kids one hour prior to Sunday 11:00 AM and 12/29 1:00 PM performances

This show was nominated for 2010 Innovative Theater Award for Best Musical

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 What: One Direction captured in wax

Where:  Madame Tussauds New York
             234 West 42nd Street
             New York, New York

When: Starting on Monday November 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Madame Tussauds wax figures of globally renowned British pop boy-band, One Direction, will make a holiday-spirited return to New York ! Dozens of anxious fans will be on site to officially welcome Harry, Niall, Zayn, Liam and Louis to the Big Apple for the holiday season. Back by popular demand, One Direction’s wax figures will sit amid an iconic wintery Central Park backdrop, and will don festive attire perfect for your holiday photos! After making their initial New York debut in July 2013, the figures’ return has topped the wish-lists of thousands of fans and visitors. Stop by to see them for a limited time only

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Guest Post - 5 Reasons Every Family Needs Live Theatre

The following is a guest post by Literally Alive Theater. The opinions expressed may not necessarily express the opinions of Says Me Says Mom. Says Me Says Mom was not finananically compensated for this post.
 
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  3. Live Music!  Many family musicals offer live music.  Our show have the pit in full view of the audience.  Inspire your
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  4. Interactive!  Take advantage of family workshops.  Literally Alive offer a family workshop before each performance
  5. Conversation starter!  Theatre gives you a great opportunity for post-performance conversation
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Tune in tomorrow for a the Sunday Scoop for more information about A Christmas Carol.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Funny Friday - Whose Birthday Is It Anyway?

 Me -

When I was little I told my Mom I was going to say Happy Birthday to my brother "You said Happy Birthday to him." she replied. "Yesterday was his birthday. It's not his birthday every day, you know."

"It's not?" I said.

Mom-

We had a whole bunch of family birthdays in a row. After that Melia seemed to want a birthday in the family every day. She would wake up in the morning and say. "Happy Birthday, Mommy!"

I would say "It's not my birthday."

She would say "I'm gonna say Happy Birthday to my brother."

I would say "His birthday passed."

Then, she would just keep naming different people in the family who's birthday she thought it could possibly be.

 We welcome you to share your funny stories with us. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Galli Theater

We were not financially compensated for this post. We received free tickets to Galli Theater's production of Rapunzel for review purposes. All opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
 Me - Galli Theater, wow! We went to see Rapunzel at Galli Theater's Fairytale Theater. It was adorable the way all the little kids were participating in the show. At one point the prince was blind and he was walking around asking all the little kids if they were Rapunzel. One little girl said, "I'm Rapunzel." When the prince asked if anyone wanted to escort him to the princess all the little girls got up and grabbed his arm and were leading him to Rapunzel. The actors were so good with the kids they found ways to incorporate all the little kids into the show while still staying  in character. I especially loved the character of the prince in the show. He had this amazing accent. I don't know if it was real or not, but I loved it. The theater itself was so cute. It is tiny, but it is perfect for little kids. They had these cute little chairs in the front row just for the kids. They were adorable. Both the kids and the chairs. I had as much fun watching the reactions to the show of the little kids at Galli Theater's Fairytale Theater as I did watching the show itself.
 Mom -  I was very impressed by Galli Theater's production of Rapunzel. Galli Theater doesn't have a big fancy theater. They have a tiny theater and a small stage. They don't have elaborate productions. Their sets kind of look like something you'd find in a high school production of a show. What Galli Theater does do well is cater to their audience, and their audience doesn't care about things like big stages and fancy sets. They don't even care that they are not seeing the Disney versions of fairy tales that they are probably used to and Galli Theater's fairy tales still end happily.The audience is made up of mostly of kids under 10. All they want to do is have a good time. Galli Theater certainly gives them that. Where else can kids get to give advice to a grown-ups, help a prince find his princess and dance on stage among other things. If you're a kid and you get to go to the theater and do all that, what is not to love? Not one child that I saw left that theater without a happy smile on his or her face. How often can you say that about a show or anything for that matter? Kudos to the talented actors who bring Galli Theater's fairytales to life. The actors appearing in the current production of  Rapunzel are Simon Geronimo as the husband/prince, Kristina Cloetingh as the wife/Rapunzel and Sarah Sutliff as Mother Goethel. No matter what their young audience says or does they never break character and they never stop making their audience feel welcome and feel a part of the show. If you're in the New York area or you're going to be in the New York area, and you have young children that you would to take to the theater, and you go see one of Galli Theater's Fairytale production, you won't regret it, and neither will your kids.
And that's our view.  What fairytale would you or your kids love to see on stage?

Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Where-To-Go Wednesday Galli Theater's Children's Fairytale Theater and Ticket Giveaway

We were not financially compensated for this post. We did receive tickets to Galli Theater's production of Rapunzel for review purposes. All opinion expressed here are our own based on our experience.
What: Galli Theater's Children's Fairytale Theater

Where: Glorida Maddox Theater
            151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor
            New York, New York

Who: All ages
Our view: Galli Theater is the cutest little theater we ever saw. It is especially perfect for children from ages 3-7 and/or children just being introduced to theater for the first time. The theater is small, intimate and cozy. It is as if a professional production were mounted in your backyard. The front row of the theater is reserved for kids, and it is filled with tiny seats just their size. Whereas calling out and audience participation is usually frowned upon, here it  is is actually encouraged. From start to finish young audience members are invited to be part of the production as the actors ask them questions during the course of the show and even at times encourage them to come up on stage. It helps that the stage is not raised making it safe and easy for young children to access easily.  All in all,  your kids will love Galli Theater. Shows run Saturday and Sundays at 2:00 PM. The current production of Rapunzel runs through November 30. Their next show Snow White runs throughout the month of December. They do have some productions that are meant for slightly older audiences. More about those in a future post. To find out more about Galli Theater or to order tickets go to http://www.gallitheaterny.com/welcome.html. You can also enter  below to win a family four (4) pack of tickets to a Galli Theater production.


And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for more about the Galli Theater. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tips for Tuesday - Misc.: McDonalds and Chocolate Chex

Me - Today I am recommending McDonald's. They have good smoothies. They are really really fruity. I have only had the Strawberry Banana so far. I was going to have a different one, but I liked that one so much I had it again. Also, I love their cheeseburgers. They are really juicy. The bacon on the bacon cheeseburger is not too crispy and not too burnt. The fries are good too. They are salty. Some are crisp. Some are chewy. It's a good combination. I also like the chicken nuggets. They taste good with ketchup. I like the chocolate chip cookies. They are really soft and chewy. I usually prefer more crunchy cookies, but the McDonald cookies are really chocolatey. McDonald's is my second favorite fast food place, and I would highly recommend it.
Mom - Today I am recommending Chocolate Chex Cereal. If you like chocolate, you'll love this cereal. It is delicious! It tastes like hot chocolate, if it wasn't hot and if it came out of a box. It is that chocolatey. Either as a breakfast or as a snack, it is a great way to get your chocolate fix.

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And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

Monday, November 17, 2014

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The Best Time to Be a Kid and a Chance to Win a $1500.00 Gymboree Shopping Spree


Me - The best time to be a kid, wow! The holidays are a great time to be a a kid. I love exchanging presents with my family. When you're a kid you get more presents. Our family tradition is that my Mom writes the initials of all our presents on little pieces of paper and puts them in a container. Every night, we pick out a paper and that is our present for the night. After it gets dark, we light the candles and say the prayer with our Dad and our parents surprise us with the present we have picked out. Before we get our presents, we love to make up crazy things with the initials that we say our present is going to be like if the initials were "ab" we might say "annoying bear". That is fun, but not as fun as actually getting the real presents. I love our holiday traditions.
Mom - There are so many times when it is great to be a kid. One great time to be a kid is during the winter holidays. One of things that makes the holidays so special for kids is family traditions. One of our family traditions is taking New Year's videos. It is fun to see how how the kids have grown over the course of a year and hear how everyone's likes and dislikes have changed. Another tradition we have is sleeping around the fireplace in the living room on New Year's Eve. Other families have different traditions. Actor, Mario Lopez and his wife, Courtney like to bake pumpkin pie with their kids. Hear more about this Lopez Family tradition by clicking on this link Mario and Courtney Lopez video. I'm sure you and your family have traditions of your own. Gymboree wants to hear about those traditions. If you share your family traditions with Gymboree you can be featured in Gymboree's end-of-year video plus you'll  be entered for a chance to win a $2500.00 shopping spree at Gymboree. To enter just share your photos of how your family makes the holidays the best time to be a kid on Instagram or Twitter using #BestTimetoBeaKid #Contest. For official contest rules and to checkout all the fun go to this link.

And that's our view. When do you think is the best time to be a kid?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Special - Updating Your Bathroom

The following is a sponsored post. We received a new showerhead from Danze in exchange
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If your house is anything like ours, I am sure it can use some updating. Our house hasn't been updated in forever. One room that can particularly use updating is the bathroom. We have four bathrooms in our house, and they can all use updating. There are many different ways to update a bathroom. Here are just a few suggestions:
  • Get all new towels
  • Paint or put in new wallpaper
  • Put in a new vanity, sink, shower head, or bathroom faucets

If you are interested in putting in new bathroom faucets, Danze has a wide variety to choose from. Their bathroom faucets are both beautiful and functional. They have a faucet to fit just about every budget. Danze faucets come in a wide variety of different finishes including copper and several different types of chrome, nickel and bronze. They offer 14 different types of finishes in all. Danze has a style to fit just about every taste. They offer ten different bathroom faucet collections to choose from. They offer very traditional looking  faucets including the Cape Ann collection and the Brandywine collection both of which are pictured below.
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What: The York Theater Company Musicals in Mufti Series Production of
                                       My Favorite Year

Where: The Theatre at St. Peter's
            619 Lexington Avenue
            New York, New York

When: December 5-7

My Favorite Year:
Book by Joseph Dougherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the Motion Picture by Dennis Palumbo and Norman Steinber


photo credit: marfis75 via photopin cc

New Giveaway - Enter to Win an iPad Mini


iPad Mini Holiday Giveaway Event 11/16-12/14


Says Me Says Mom is happy to bring you this great opportunity to enter to win an iPad Mini for the holidays. This event is  sponsored and co-hosted by by MyPoshMedia.com | Poshonabudget.com | PlusSizePosh and Mel from FreebiesCodesCouponsAndDeals | Woman in the Man Cave | Deliciously Savvy |West Coast Mama

Win an iPad Mini!-About this

Apple iPad mini 16GB with Wi-Fi gives you all the features of an iPad but in a slightly smaller form. With a 7.9-inch LED-backlit display and an A5 chip, the iPad mini 16GB delivers a beautiful screen with a fast and fluid performance. Featuring a 5MP iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording and FaceTime, you can snap pictures, take video and talk to loved ones on a platform that fits in the palm of your hand. The Apple iPad mini 16GB with Wi-Fi has ultrafast wireless that gives you access to high-speed cellular data networks around the world. With up to 10 hours of battery life, the iPad mini 16GB gives you the freedom to work anywhere, anytime. The grey or white Apple iPad mini even offers you all the amazing apps (over 275,000 apps on the App Store) that are made for iPad. So it's an iPad in every way and shape, in a slightly smaller form.

Apple iPad mini 16GB with Wi-Fi (Space Grey or White):
The Apple iPad mini with WiFi has a 7.9-inch LED-backlit display
A5 chip
5MP iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording
FaceTime camera
The Apple iPad mini with WiFi features up to 10 hours of battery life *
Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

This is open in US and CA and ends 12/14/14


Disclosure/Disclaimer: Says Me Says Mom or any other site associated with this event has in no way been compensated for the preceding information. This giveaway is valid where allowed by law, open to anyone in the United States or Canada who is over 18 years of age. One winner will be randomly selected on 12/15/14, notified via email, and will have until 12/17/14 to reply. If there is no reply another winner will be randomly selected.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates - Get 1 lb of Chocolate Free

 

 

Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each holiday season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting.

"It started when my aunt sent her pecan-rolls recipe," Mrs. Cavanaugh recalled. "I gave the recipe my own touch and started making the yummy specialties. Then I began dipping chocolates. Our friends and neighbors loved these treats, encouraging me to start a candy business. Finally, I decided it might be a good idea.'"

Her husband George and children Carla, Lorraine, Calvin, Colene and Genise rallied, helping Mrs. Cavanaugh fill demands for her homemade sweets.

...In 1972, the family moved to Utah, leaving good friends and their beloved cattle ranch.

"It was a difficult decision, especially for George," Mrs. Cavanaugh said. "He was excited about making our new venture, which we chose to call Mrs. Cavanaugh's Candies, a great success. We felt Utah was blessed with good chocolates and that we would enjoy - and could compete with - those who pride themselves on making excellent chocolates."

Millions of pounds of chocolates later, Mrs. Cavanaugh's candies have earned a reputation for unquestionable excellence. Ask chocolate aficionados. They will direct those seeking the best chocolates to the popular Mrs. Cavanaugh's Candies. 

Our readers receive Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates 
                               use promo code: usfamily2014 http://www.mrscavanaughs.com/

We will be featuring more about Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates in a future post.

Tune in tomorrow for a new feature The Sunday Scoop.

Dot Probe Style Alarm Thermometer Giveaway & 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

ThermoWorks DOT Thermometer Giveaway


Sponsor: Thermoworks

DOT is engineered to do one thing really well. Set your target temperature with the up or down buttons, insert the probe in your food, and DOT beeps when it gets there. Simple as that. Hit any button and the beeping stops. The display still flashes till your temperature drops below the setpoint. DOT uses any of the Pro-Series probes designed for our popular ChefAlarm. The included 4-inch probe reads temperatures up to 572°F with a cable that withstands 700°F for broiling or grilling. Designed for commercial food service, DOT beats houseware brands for intuitive usability and survivability.

Only two buttons to learn - Up and Down! No complicated programming, no flashing piggies, chickens or cows. Made for people who know what they're doing in the kitchen and who don't want to get bogged down in gadgetry or hemmed-in by someone else's "pre-programmed doneness". Set your own temperatures, faster than anything out there. When the alarm sounds, if you want you can add a few degrees just by tapping the Up button.

Use DOT for Sous Vide, roasting, baking, grilling, smoking, breads, pastries, candy making, home brewing and lots more. The included 4" probe can be used for hundreds of things but versatility is expanded by four optional Pro-Series probes. If you're international or uber-scientific, change from Fahrenheit to Celsius using the On/Off button on the rear.

DOT is a professional tool designed for commercial use. Molded-in, splash-proof seals and commercial grade plastic body survive messy kitchen hands. Includes a tilt-out stand for counter use and strong magnets for metal surfaces. Pro-Series probes last much longer than houseware probes.

Prize: ThermoWorks DOT Thermometer (Choice of Black or White)

Dates: 11/15-11/29

Open to: US Residents 18+

Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!

Entry-Form

Disclosure: Says Me Says Mom was not compensated for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
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Gift Guide Button 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway!

Hosted by:
Xtreme Qpon
Rude Mommy
Giveaway Goddess
and
Mom Buzz Media

And a special thanks to our CoHosts:
Joyful Gifts by Julie, Mommy Makes Time, Keystrokes by Kimberly and Work Money Fun

The holiday season is all about giving, although the recieving part is pretty fun too! These wonderful sponsors below want you to have the opportunity to win a holiday gift! Whether you decide to give it away or keep it for yourself is totally up to you, but you can't win if you don't enter!

Prizes:

NutriBullet System or BabyBullet System ($79-$110 value)
Every Man Jack $50 Gift Card
Plasma Car ($64 value)
Ninja Turtles 3D Light FX ($42 value)
PersJewel
PinchMe Dough ($20 value)
$25 Amazon Gift Card (Sponsored by the bloggers!)

Read the product reviews here!

Giveaway is open to US Residents only.
Giveaway begins on 11/15 and will end at 11:59pm on 11/30!

Good Luck!


Disclaimer: Says Me Says Mom and the hosts/cohosts for this giveaway are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Prizes are to be fulfilled by the sposnor. Winners will be chosen and notified via email. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email or they will forefit their prize and a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associaled, administered or endorsed by Facebook and is Facebook compliant.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Blogger Opp - Family Game Night Giveaway

Blogger Opp ~ Family Game Night Giveaway with Winning Moves &; Deliciously Savvy! ($75 ARV)

Winning Moves logo
twister

Winning Moves Games sent Deliciously Savvy the classic retro edition of Twister and I am in LOVE! Seriously, this is one of my favorite games from my childhood and it is awesome family fun! You will be giggling , laughing and having a blast with your family because of this fabulous game! I actually got my daughter off of her video games with this and it was a BLAST! Enjoy!
Check Out Winning Moves HERE

1 LUCKY winner will receive a $75 Winning Moves Credit to pick out their own Family Game Night "Games of choice"!!! You can get so much fun out of this $75 Credit! Perfect For Christmas!

Sponsored By: Winning Moves Games


2 FREE Links with Announcement Post (or pay the $4 fee for 2 links without the announcement payable to mcushing7@hotmail.com) FREE links are Facebook (non mandatory follow or like), Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram


Co-Hosts ~ $7 for 5 links of your choice PLUS the 2 FREE links above (7 links total) and Co-hosts receive the co-host page linked to their blog PLUS mention of their blog on the giveaway and any extra follow and secret word pages) usually 2 per blog...... depends on # of sign ups, so the more you promote the sign ups, the more page views you receive.

Other Sign Up Options available on Sign Up Form!

Special Offer: The Blogger with the most sign ups / referrals will receive a FREE Co-Host spot on this giveaway .... so promote, promote, promote!!! Make sure you have them mention your Blog Name on Giveaway Sign Up Form so I know the blogger with the most referrals! If you pay for the co-host spot and end up the winner, you will be refunded:)


Sign Ups Close on 11/19

Giveaway Dates: 11/21 12 AM EST until 12/10

Giveaway Valid for US Residents ONLY and must be 18+ to enter

 PLEASE, say SAYS ME SAYS MOM referred you