Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Freschetta® Pizza The Strength of 1™ Make a Difference for Breast Cancer

The makers of Freschetta® pizza knows that Every ONE of us has the power to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. This is a disease that has touched so many families they want to help make a difference. Freschetta®  wants to inspire everyone to realize they can make a difference in some way - big or small - and fight the good fight against breast cancer.

Through the final days of October, 2012, the makers of Freschetta® pizza are helping to promote breast cancer awareness through their new The Strength of 1™ campaign, which includes sponsoring Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support to high-risk individuals. What a terrific cause!  The mission of this The Strength of 1™ initiative is to inspire everyone to realize they can make a difference in some way in the fight against breast cancer.

  • Take The Pledge - Join other women and take the pledge to show you have The Strength of 1™ power within you. You can do so at www.facebook.com/freschettapizza

  • Consider sharing a story about how someone has made a difference; take The Strength of 1™ pledge on Facebook; or help spread the word on Twitter. 

You can also support The Strength of 1™ Thunderclap. To do so, visit www.thunderclap.it, click on Explore Thunderclaps, and choose "Cause" in the drop-down menu to find The Strength of 1™ Thunderclap. Click on the "Support with Twitter" or "Support with Facebook" button to help further spread the word about this The Strength of 1™ mission.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Annie's Slice of Happiness Tour = free pizza and activities! #sliceofhappiness

I just received the big scoop, er slice I mean....on Annie's Slice of Happiness Tour!   I am so lucky to be part of MomsMeet (www.greenmomsmeet.com) because they gave me the info so I could share it with you!  Annie's is kicking off their Slice of Happiness Tour in the San Francisco Bay Area on September 29 to celebrate the launch of their Rising Crust Pizza. Through mid-November, Annie's mobile pizza kitchen and organic garden will travel 6,000 miles to 11 cities nationwide, offering yummy samples of all three Rising Crust Pizza varieties to hungry visitors and that includes the grownups as well as the kids. 

The tour stops will also have tons of fun activities for the whole family. I bet the kids will love getting a chance to dig into Annie's Truck Farm, a mobile garden that grows organic herbs and vegetables like the ones found on Annie’s pizzas.

Did you know that Annie’s is the first rising crust pizza made with organic ingredients and natural meat toppings?  I didn't even realize that and I think of myself as Ms. Organic!  It’s available in three classic flavors kids and adults love including Uncured Pepperoni, Four Cheese and BBQ Recipe Chicken. They ALL sound delicious to me!

In addition to pre-arranged stops at family-friendly events like farmers markets, youth sporting events, and parks, Annie’s will be making special “detour” stops along the way as requested by Annie’s fans. If you are interested in vying for your very own “detour” event you can submit their request at www.anniespizzatour.com.

Your family and friends can also take interactive family photos with Bernie, Annie’s mascot and Rabbit of Approval, and have a chance to win prizes, pizza coupons or an appearance on Annie’s “Slice of Happiness Tour” website.  Fans can show their support by using the hashtag #sliceofhappiness on Twitter or Instagram. You can even check Annie's out on Facebook.

Slice of Happiness Tour Schedule

Locations to be announced online at anniespizzatour.com closer to event dates.

Sept. 29-30 San Francisco Bay Area
Oct. 5-7 Denver, CO
Oct. 10 Des Moines, IA
Oct. 12-13 Chicago, IL
Oct. 16-17 Cincinnati, OH
Oct. 20-21, 23 New York, NY
Oct. 24-25 New Haven, CT
Oct. 27-28 Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 31, Nov. 2 Atlanta, GA
Nov. 3-4 Nashville, TN
Nov. 7-8 Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 14-16 San Francisco Bay Area

Disclaimer: I am blogging about this product without compensation from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetSM blogger,
I agreed to review this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.


Friday, September 14, 2012

J Brand-Top Designer Trends for 2012 Like Leather and Suede

Build your wardrobe with Fall's top designer trend from J Brand. The collection incorporates key pieces made from leather and suede in a variety of colors and combinations. From a fitted motorcycle jacket to J Brand's classic super skinny silhouette, play up your sophisticated style with this season's luxe essential.

J Brand's super skinny in 100% lambskin leather redefines luxury. Complete your look with this Fall must-have, available in striking, seasonal colors.

With the edge of leather and the ease of a jean, the mid-rise Minx with pieced zip, gives way to downtown denim style.

Crafted with the modern patchwork of J Brand's always fashionable Beatnik jean, this update below adds edge to the popular pant with sexy leather piecing.

J Brand elevates the design of its popular super skinny jean  by switching it up with suede. The style is constructed of a luscious suede that looks just as good as it feels.<

The Aiah in black is a gorgeous shrunken Italian leather jacket with side pockets, and cuff zipper hardware.

Here's a video of all the top picks from J Brand for fall 2012:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Betty Crocker Cereal Muffin Mix Coupon

Are you ready to re-mix your morning meal routine? The delicious flavors of Cocoa Puffs™, Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, and Reese´s Puffs™ are making their way out of the bowl and into the oven with new Betty Crocker® Cereal Muffin Mixes! Whether your family is gathering around the breakfast table or simply grabbing a bite on-the-go, new Betty Crocker Cereal Muffin Mixes will provide a tasty and convenient way to jump start your day!

Want to enjoy the classic cereal flavors you and your family love as mouthwateringmuffins? Visit
http://bit.ly/CMcoupon to download a printable coupon for $.80 off one package of any variety of Cereal Muffin Mix.

I wanted my blog readers and friends to also be able to take advantage of the discount as well! 

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

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Rusk W8less Plus Extra Strong Hold Shaping and Control Hairspray & Multi 12 in 1 Miracle W8less Leave-In Treatment Review & Free Offer!

I was thrilled to receive several Rusk products to use and review through People StyleWatch.  They must have known that my wavy and sometimes frizzy hair needed these new Rusk products so desperately with all the summer humidity!  

I received one Rusk W8less Multi 12 in 1 Miracle treatment and a W8less Plus Extra Strong Hold Shaping and Control Hairspray.   Rusk W8less Multi 12 in 1 Miracle treatment is a simple and easy to use leave in conditioning spray that helps to restore moisture balance back into your hair.  Rusk W8less Plus Extra Strong Hold Shaping and Control Hairspray is a soft, touchable spray that provides firm hold.  They both looked like a good fit for my challenging wavy-frizzy hair issues.

I first washed and conditioned my hair as I usually do. I put the Rusk Multi 12 in 1 Miracle W8less Leave-In Treament in my hair at this point.  It had a great scent and went on very easily. I dried my hair as usual and then used a bit of the Rusk W8less Strong Hold Shaping and Control Hair Spray.  It definitely helped to reduce the frizziness and kept the style going all day.  As an added benefit it made my hair look more shiny.  Rusk W8less is humidity resistant too so it is perfect for a long, long day or a night out on the town.  I have been using it regularly right after I wash my hair when it is damp.  It provides thermal protection too so I feel like it has been helping my hair when I use my hot brush or straightening iron.  It comes out smooth and sleek with a bit of a curl just like I like it.

Speaking of night out, I tried another trick that PEOPLE StyleWatch Beauty had recommended to me.  I knew I had a big night out in NYC with my husband for dinner and clubbing so I decided to try spraying the Rusk W8less Plus Extra Strong Hold Shaping and Control Hairspray on my hair while it was still wet. Yes, you heard correctly.  This approach offers you the opportunity to get your hair smooth and keep it smooth and humidity resistant from the inside out! Kind of crazy I know but it worked really well.  The heat activation actually gives your hair a real edge. 

Rusk W8less Strong Hold Shaping and Control Hair Spray is a versatile design tool for anyone who needs shape and hold.  I have been using it with good success especially during the past few weeks with all this mid-Atlantic humidity!  It  provides texture, luster and long lasting softness which I saw.  Rusk W8less Strong Hold Shaping provides a long-lasting medium hold that is easy to comb through too. 


Wow...visit SHAPE magazine September 2012 and turn to page 75. There is an offer for a free full sized bottle of Rusk MULTI 12 in 1. You can snap the tag or visit www.stylesource.com/W8less. Enter promo code FR12IN1. This is valid through 11/30/12. You only pay $6.95 shipping/handling.

Disclosure: Rusk and People StyleWatch provided me with free product in order to provide my opinions. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fiber One Chewy Bars Blog Contest and Review #MyBlogSpark

Are you a Mom who is looking to make the grade this school year? As in L-U-N-C-H!  Want to know how to get an A+ from your kids?  Get it with new Fiber One® Chewy bars in Chocolate and Strawberry PB&J varieties.  Both yummy varieties are  the perfect packable school snack to accompany your child to the classroom, playground, and beyond. Don't forget about those school trips too!  They even look yummy...complete with a peanut butter or chocolate-flavored bottom and yummy drizzle in every bite.  Mom and Dad can be sure that their kids are getting more than great taste from Fiber One Chewy bars

I love that these have zero high fructose corn syrup and they tastes super yummy too.  I have already included them in the first week of school lunches and I got an "A+!"

  • These 110 calories or less bars contain fiber* and calcium kids need , no high fructose corn syrup, and 8 grams or less of sugar
  • According to the results of a recent taste test**, kids prefer Fiber One Chewy Chocolate bars over Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
  • This fall, each box will feature the added bonus of Box Tops for Education coupons on-pack, making Fiber One Chewy bars an ideal snack for school-aged children
Combining the taste kids’ love with nutrients they need, Fiber One Chewy bars are a wholesome snack that the entire family will enjoy. To make it easier to stock up on Fiber One Chewy bars this back-to-school season, you can visit http://bit.ly/F1CLBTS to download a printable coupon for $.80 off the purchase of 1 box of Fiber One Chewy bars

* Contain 3.5g or less of total fat.
**Based upon independent taste tests, with kids aged 8-12, of Fiber One Chewy Chocolate versus Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars. Quaker is a registered trademark of the Quaker Oats Company. All trademarks property of their respective owners.

www.FiberOne.com |Also find Fiber One on:

  • (1) Box of Fiber One Chewy bars in Chocolate
  • (1) Box of the Fiber One Chewy bars in Strawberry PB&J
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch Tote
  • Sandwich Bag
  • Mini Lunch Notes 
  • Notebook Mate
 a Rafflecopter giveaway

“Disclosure:  The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have all been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”