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ROOM Book + $30 Gift Card Giveaway #ROOMmovie

by Paula on October 25, 2015

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ROOM Movie opens November 6

 

It’s movie season and another great movie that you need to know about is coming out soon!

 

ROOM book cover art

 

Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child under the most harrowing of circumstances.

 

ROOM movie opens November 6

 

ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson, SHORT TERM 12, TRAINWRECK).  Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life.   But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.  ROOM also stars three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® nominee William H. Macy.
 


At once a taut narrative of captivity and freedom, an imaginative trip into the wonders of childhood, and a profound portrait of a family’s bonds and fortitude, ROOM is a beautifully transcendent experience based on the award-winning global bestseller by Emma Donoghue. Director Lenny Abrahamson (FRANK) remains faithful to the novel while bringing Jack, Ma and their entirely singular world to heart-pounding and intensely cinematic life. ROOM demonstrates the triumphant power of familial love even in the darkest of circumstances, and is sure to take its place among the most emotionally affecting films to ever explore the bond between parents and children.
Connect with ROOM #ROOMmovie

 

Doesn’t ROOM sound amazing??? 

I’m ready to go see it now!  But first, how about a giveaway?  We’re giving away to one lucky reader a copy of ROOM (the novel) + a $30 gift card!  SWEET!

Here’s how you can win!

To enter, just leave a comment below telling us your favorite book of all time.  Could be one you read last week.  Could be one you read to your kids all the time.  Might even be one you read in school.  You tell us!  It’s that easy!

Optional entries (be sure to leave a separate comment for each action so you’ll get counted!!):

  • Blog about the giveaway and link back to us.  Be sure to comment here with the link to your post. (5 entries)
  • Add our button to your blogroll.  Be sure to comment here with a link to your blogroll. (5 entries)
  • Tweet “I want to #win a #ROOMmovie #prize and #giftcard http://ow.ly/TPdq3 from @RoomTheMovie & @TheTweenAndMe #giveaway”  May be done once per day.  Leave a comment here with the link. (1 entry)
  • May be done 10 times: leave a relevant comment on a non-giveaway post (be sure to leave a comment below telling which one (s) you did!) (1 entry per comment)

Giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older. ONLY comments left on this post will count as entries. All entries will be verified. Any that are not verifiable will be deleted. Giveaway ends Sunday, November 8, 2015, at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to reply to our e-mail. Please add thetweenandme (at) gmail (dot) com to your address book so you don’t miss our e-mail!  Each household is only eligible to win one ROOM Movie Prize via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.  Prizing provided by A24.

Disclosure: I was provided with a promotional product as a thank you for posting about this giveaway.

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Five Fabulous Friday Finds

by Paula on September 4, 2015

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With school just started back, I’m in the mood to get organized and streamlined.  My time is stretched and I need to make sure all of my systems are functioning the best that they can.

 

Organizing Essentials A Guide to Organizing Everything You Own from Sarah Titus

 

So, you know I love this post from Sarah Titus on Organizing Everything You Own!  It’s perfect for me!

 

Crockpot Paleo Minestrone Soup from Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom

 

I love using my slow cooker when time is tight and we need food FAST.  For a variety of reasons, I’m considering a Paleo diet.  I like this Crockpot Paleo Minestrone Soup recipe from Confessions of an Overworked Mom because it starts out Paleo, but you can easily add rice or pasta for family members that aren’t eating that way.  Win-win!

 

Extreme Chocolate Ice Cream - No Churn- from Wonky Wonderful

 

And if I’m going to go Paleo, maybe I need to make this oh-my-goodness-it-looks-amazing Extreme Chocolate Ice Cream from Wonky Wonderful before I start!  WOW!

 

 

Turn An Outdated Picture into Updated Art from Hawthorne & Main

 

With the changing seasons, I’ve been wanting to change things around.  Create some new art, work on a few projects (besides the aforementioned organizing that will take forever and probably never be completely finished), just take advantage of the *new* school year and make some things happen.  So this recycled art project–Turn An Outdated Picture into Updated Art– from Hawthorne & Main looks easy enough to finish quickly and make a big difference in our decor!

 

Astro Turf Coozies from Uncommon Designs

 

And I can’t forget my football peeps!  Check out these adorable Astro Turf Coozies from Uncommon Designs.  (I think I love them just a tad more because they have tiger paws on them!  EEP!  GO TIGERS!!)

 

So that’s what my fall is looking like.  What do you have planned?

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Five Fabulous Friday Finds–Back to School Edition!

by Paula on August 21, 2015

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It’s the most… won – der – ful… tiiiiime… of the year….

Can’t you just hear all the parents singing as the children drag their heels through the school supplies aisle?

{for those of you too young to remember the commercial, enjoy!}

 




 

Here are some of our favorite Back to School posts from around the interwebs this year:

 

10 Tips for Amazing Back to School Photos from Glue Sticks and Gumdrops

 

First day of school, you gotta take pics!  Check out these great photo ideas from Glue Sticks and Gumdrops.

 

Tips to Reduce Stress in the Morning from Organized Island

 

Make your mornings as stress-free as possible with these tips from Organized Island.

 

5 Easy Ways to Make Healthy School Lunches from The Jenny Evolution

 

I love these 5 easy healthy lunch ideas from The Jenny Evolution.

 

Homemade Uncrustables from Shortcut Saver

 

And how about these delicious Homemade Uncrustables from Shortcut Saver?!?!

 

Back to School Lunch Box Jokes from Coupons Are Great

 

These printable lunch box jokes from Coupons Are Great! are adorable!!

 

Happy Back to School Time!!  😀

 

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Magic Castle Bounce House Giveaway

by Paula on May 18, 2015

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Welcome to the Magic Castle Bounce House Giveaway!

Sponsored by Blast Zone

Hosted by Kathy’s Savings

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This giveaway is for a Magic Castle Bounce House from Blast Zone.  It has a retail value of $399!  This is open to the U.S. only and it will run from 5/18-6/1.  Please check out Kathy’s Savings review on the Hydro Rush Inflatable Water Park.  Good luck to everyone!

Disclosure: Kathy’s Savings and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment.  US only.  Must be 18 or older.  Void where prohibited.  The giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media.  The winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn.

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Limeapple Girl’s Activewear Coming to Costco — and a Giveaway!!

by Paula on April 21, 2015

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Finding comfortable, age appropriate activewear for little girls is hard- well at least it used to be ’til Limeapple.  Limeapple is a lifestyle clothing brand that was designed to keep girls comfortable and in style after school, at the beach, during dance class, on weekends and more.  Cute clothes are essential for tweens…. but mommas want the clothes to be age appropriate.  And the clothes need to be quality!  Aren’t we all tired of spending money on clothes that come apart after the first wash?

UntitledThe Limeapple line includes a large variety of feminine, fun and stylish girls’ clothing in sizes 12 months to 14 available in bright colors and prints so your little girl can show off her bold personality.  All Limeapple active wear uses high-quality fabrics that are breathable, fast drying, moisture wicking, pilling resistant and designed to last.  They also feature flat seams, 4-way stretch, built in lining and iPod pockets.

Buy It: Their clothing can be purchased online at limeapple.com but for a limited only they have partnered up with Costco to design four active wear top and Capri legging sets (in sizes 6-14) that you can purchase from Costco for only $18.99.  Regular price for these sets is $43.00 so this is a total steal!  These active wear sets embody the same performance fabrics, details and quality as the normal line, but at a value exclusive to Costco.

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Limeapple Sport will be available at all Costco locations in the Western United States and online at www.costco.com with free shipping & handling till May 10, so make sure you grab a set (or two!) at this amazing price before they are gone!

UntitledWin It: Ten super lucky readers will each win a Limeapple activewear set.  Winner must be 18+ and a US resident.  Giveaway is open until May 5 at 11:59PM EST.

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A National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day???

by Paula on April 8, 2015

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YES!  There IS a National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!  It’s coming up on Sunday, April 12 and you need to get ready to celebrate.  How, you ask?

Well, you can make the basic, oldie-but-goodie with cheese, bread, and butter…. or you can opt for some of these phenomenal creations!!

 

 

Grilled Cheese collage completed

 

From the top:

Chicken Bacon Ranch Grilled Cheese Sandwich from What’s Cooking, Love?

Grilled Prosciutto, Mozzarella, and Pesto Mayo Sandwich from A Simple Pantry

Rosemary, Bacon, Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Flour on My Face

Strawberry, Brie, Chocolate and Walnut Grilled Sandwich from Confessions from An Overworked Mom

Grilled Cheese Roll-ups from A Mitten Full of Savings

 

Don’t they all look delicious?!?  My mouth is watering right now!

 

Don’t forget to check out the  special sandwiches that we posted last year here.  However you celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day on April 12, ENJOY!!  :)

 

 

 

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! It’s Read Across America Day!

by Paula on March 2, 2015

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Read Across America Day An NEA Project

 

Could there be a more wonderful literary holiday to celebrate than Read Across America Day?  AND… it’s observed on Dr. Seuss’s birthday?!?  I don’t think so!

Ariel and I adore Dr. Seuss books, of which we have many, and one of our favorite musicals is Seussical.  The whimsy and creative writing style of Dr. Seuss has been a favorite of generations of children and there’s no better day to celebrate reading than on his birthday!

 

Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss

 

Join us today as we honor Dr. Seuss and Read Across America!

To find out more about Read Across America, check out the NEA’s site hereAngie at The Country Chic Cottage has a huge collection of resources that you might find helpful in plabnning your celebration.

And, as usual for us, it is All About Those Books  :)  :

 

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It’s National Banana Bread Day!

by Paula on February 23, 2015

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5 Yummy Banana Bread Recipes

 

Some folks believe that there are too many holidays.  I unequivocally disagree, especially when there are such delicious reasons to celebrate.

Here are five really good reasons to celebrate National Banana Bread Day:

 

Best Banana Bread from Your Cup of Cake

The Best Banana Bread from Your Cup of Cake

 

Blueberry Banana Bread from Baking Bites

Blueberry Banana Bread from Baking Bites

 

 

Banana Bread Doughnut Twists from Snappy Gourmet

Banana Bread Doughnut Twists from Snappy Gourmet

 

 

Peach Banana Bread from What's Cooking, Love

Peach Banana Bread from What’s Cooking, Love?

 

 

Blueberry Coconut Banana Bread from The Crumbly Cupcake

Blueberry Coconut Banana Bread from The Crumbly Cupcake

 

Hungry yet?  Yuuuummm!!

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Barbar Eco 8000 Blow Dryer Giveaway!

by Paula on February 14, 2015

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Welcome to the

BARBAR Professional Eco 8000 Blow Dryer Giveaway

Organized by Budget Earth

Sponsored by BARBAR

 

Looking for a quality hair dryer that will dry your hair easily and is better for the environment? IF so, we think you will love the BARBAR Professional ECO 8000 Blow Dryer. This hair dryer emits a mere 4.1 mG (standards emit 200 mG) and saves 40% more electricity than a standard hair dryer. Not only is it eco-friendly and safer, but it is powerful, producing heat and airflow that cuts drying time in half, giving you results you would expect from an expert. As well, it offers multiple heat and speed settings, including a cool shot release button. Along with being lightweight (only 1.3 lbs), it also includes air concentration nozzles for precision styling. To learn more, check out Budget Earth’s BARBAR Professional ECO 8000 Blow Dryer Review here!

Want to try this awesome hairdryer for yourself? We are excited to be working with BARBAR on this fantastic giveaway! One very lucky reader will win a BARBAR Professional ECO 8000 Blow Dryer ($150 value). To learn more, make sure to read the rules below and then enter through the Rafflecopter!

 

Step 1 – Thank Our Sponsor

This is totally optional and a nice way to thank our sponsor for the giveaway. They love seeing everyone so excited about their products and it encourages them to keep having awesome giveaways like this one.

 

Steps 2 – Enter the Giveaway

BARBAR Professional Eco 8000 Blow Dryer Giveaway

  • One lucky reader will win a BARBAR Professional ECO 8000 Blow Dryer ($150 value).
  • Open to US Only.
  • Winners will be chosen at random through Gleam via Random.org.
  • Sweepstakes ends March 1st at 11:59pm ET.
  • Winner will be notified via email.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
  • Budget Earth and associated bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Only one entrant per household.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Entering the giveaway form means you agree to terms above.
  • Good Luck!

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Disclosure: This blog did not receive compensation for this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest are in no way associated with this sweepstakes. Prize fulfillment will be handled by sponsor.

Would you like to have your products featured in a giveaway event? Want to increase your social media exposure? Contact susan.l.bewley@gmail.com to see how I can help YOUR company today!

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Valentines Day Desserts 2015

by Paula on February 9, 2015

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Valentines Day Dessert Ideas

 

Looking for some easy ways to treat your loved ones to a special Valentines Day?  We fell in love with these simple but stunning ideas from some of our favorite bloggers!  Enjoy!!

 

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