Friday, October 24, 2014

Nickelodeon Halloween Themed DVD Giveaway

Welcome to the Nickelodeon Halloween Themed DVD Roundup Giveaway

Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways 


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Sponsored by: Nickeloden

Take a haunting, hilarious dive into Bikini Bottom and enjoy some ghostly tunes!  In addition to the double-episode, “Ghoul Fools,” go on a treasure hunt, learn to tie nifty knots and board the Flying Dutchman to haunt the Seven Seas.             
Catalogue: 891564
DVD SRP: $12.99
Special Features:
• Behind the Scenes
• “Ghoul Fools” Animatic
• Yule Log
SpongeBob SquarePants Halloween
The Halloween celebrations in Bikkini Bottom are plentiful in this 10-episode collection, including 5 Halloween-themed episodes like “Frankendoodle” and “Squidward, The Unfriendly Ghost.”
Catalogue: 876904
DVD SRP: $14.99
 Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween Parade
Join Dora and her friends on exciting Halloween adventures in this four-episode DVD. In addition to the title episode, this DVD includes “Boo!,” “The Backpack Parade” and “Dora, la musico.”
Catalogue: 822374
DVD SRP: $12.99
 Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween
Dora invites fans for non-stop Halloween fun in this four-episode DVD.  Episodes include “Boo!,” “The Missing Piece,” “To The Monkey Bars,” and the “The Big Storm.”
Catalogue: 139424 (U.S.), 139426 (Canada)
DVD SRP: $16.99
 Yo Gabba Gabba!: Halloween!
Excitement abounds as the characters dress up in outrageous costumes and gather private stashes of candy. Through “The Fall Song,” “Halloween Party Song,” and “Trick or Treat Song” the characters learn what happens on Halloween, and just as important, the song “Too Much Candy” helps the characters to understand eating candy in moderation. The DVD contains 3 additional episodes.
Catalogue: 894084
DVD SRP: $9.99
Go, Diego, Go!: Diego’s Halloween!
Help Diego and Freddie the Fruit Bat save the llamas so they can deliver Halloween treats to all of the animals! This DVD includes “Freddie The Fruit Bat Saves Halloween,” “Diego and Dora Help Baby Monarch Get to the Festival,” “Alicia Saves the Crocodile!” and “Manatee’s Mermaid Rescue!”
Catalogue: 892204
DVD SRP: $9.99
Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win 6 Nickelodeon Halloween Themed DVD's. This is open to US and ends 10/31/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter.
Good Luck,  Thanks for entering!
Disclaimer: Please note that SaraLee's Deals Steals and Giveaways are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Do You Invite Drama Into Your Life

Drama queens and kings are everywhere. They try to disguise themselves, but we all know who they are eventually. I've discovered a few on my personal Facebook page. I read a post this morning that just sent me over the edge. It was riddled with profanity, graphic and totally inappropriate content.  The person who posted it believed they were giving advice to someone about a man. It was a reminder of why we parted ways years ago.  I've often wondered, what people are thinking when they write posts and how they believe the content is appropriate. Now I like to be entertained, but some things need to be said in private and sometimes your personal business needs to remain just that.    

Let me give you a few examples of inappropriate posts on my timeline:
  • Cussing baby's momma or daddy and than putting them on blast for all to see.  
  • Racist comments.  Now you know I'm the wrong person for this bullsh**.
  • Selfies of you in the bathroom wearing just a bra.  
  • Every post is about how poor of a job our President is doing.  
  • Postings where every other word is profanity, but you want to be treated like a lady.       
I'm grown and I've had my moments where I could have made a sailor look like a saint, but it was in the privacy of my home. I don't have a need to flaunt my bra in public and I'm not interested in seeing anyone else's either. Racist comments, but they claim they're not racist. They know they are a bigot, but yet they want me as a friend.  I keep people like this on my Friends List because I believe you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, ha.  

One thing that I have learned over the course of the years is that people who always have drama in their life either invite, create or associate with it.  For some reason they see themselves as the victim and they want you to leave a comment so you can join them in their pity party. No thank you.  None of us have a perfect a life, and at times we need to vent or share what we're going through, but if the majority of your posts are negative, you're probably a big cause of the problem.  

I love Facebook.  I believe it's a great way to connect and stay in contact with family and friends.  I love being able to see what's happening in everyone's life when it's convenient for me. I have deleted a few people because I simply couldn't take their negative posts.  Yep, I'm not opposed to using the delete button. For the most part, my experience using this social network has been a pleasant experience and I will continue to use this site, I just had to discuss my disgust when people misuse things.       

I've recently added my blog to Facebook, so please head over and like my Mother 2 Mother page, and thanks for listening.       


Monday, October 20, 2014

Blue Ridge Mountains Fall Foliage

Foliage is in its peak. These are pictures of an apple orchard and the Blue Ridge Mountains John Denver sang about. Yes, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River are in my backyard so to speak.  This scene is down the road from me.  I pass it when I'm headed to the grocery store. I decided to stop yesterday and snap a few pictures.  The mountains are boasting brilliant colors in the background and the apple trees are loaded with crisp, fresh apples.  What a life I live!    

Week-end drives are a must for me during this time of year.  It requires me to unplug for a minute and it so worth it.  Seeing this kind of beauty warms my heart and gives me a new found appreciation for the beauty that I'm surrounded by. It is truly an incredible and breathtaking view that brings peace to my being.  I sat for a few minutes just absorbing all that was being offered to me.   

I also thought about all the people who were driving by and didn't notice the beauty that I was inhaling.  Oh how we take things for granted. We're always in a hurry and fail to stop and enjoy the small things in life. My daughter lives 10 minutes from Virginia Beach; however, they rarely go to the beach. They prefer to drive 5 hours to Myrtle Beach.  We're surrounded by these beautiful mountains, but we drive by them as if they don't exist.  Life is funny isn't it.  

We have another week to enjoy the foliage while it is in full peak, so stay tuned for more fall pictures.  What beauty are you surrounded by, but really don't appreciate or take for granted?  

Turn It Up Tuesday - Week 57

Welcome to Mother 2 Mother Blog and the 57th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays!!! We're so happy to have you here this week - and thanks for the amazing posts last week!
Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!
Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!


Danielle from The Frugal Navy Wife

Danielle is a Navy Wife and Stay at Home mom to 3 (soon to be 4) children age 5 & under! She has learned to save money on a set income & I want to teach you to save money for the things you WANT to spend it on and not what you HAVE to, like bills! The Frugal Navy Wife provides fellow military wives with recipes, DIY, deals, and money-saving tips, along with homeschooling tips.
Stop by and check out her's definitely a great read!
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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma's Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from 100lb Countdown | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Kae from Where's My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for October!

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Bernadyn from B is for... | Cathy from Three Kids and a Fish | Dorothy from ZzzonkOwl: All Things Etsy | Elina from Scrapbooks, Crafts, Cards, Oh My! | Shelly from The Domestic Heart | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Michelle from Failing Perfect | Sonya from Saving Everyday With Sonya K | Tina from The Happy Creations

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Here are the Featured posts from last week!

Jillian chose 10 Ways to Beat the Rainy Day Blues from Ten at the Table. "I chose this post because it's been pretty rainy around my area, and I'm always looking for new and fun things to do to spice up a boring, rainy day."
Meghan chose DIY Laundry Room Shelf from Latte Everyday. "This is an excellent idea for a wasted space above the washer and dryer. When we were looking at model homes at different communities, the laundry room was always immaculately staged. I always said I wanted my laundry room to look like one of those rooms, but who has the time and money to fix a laundry room up? Especially since it is a room that isn't used by anyone other than myself. I love this idea for storage and even decor. I am definitely going to be doing this!"
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Bernadyn chose Deciding What to Keep and What to Let Go from Normal Everyday Life. "I chose this because it made me realize that one day, my kids will also stop playing with toys in the tub and I'll actually be sad when there are not toys cluttering every space of the house! This was a bittersweet post that you can relate to as a parent. It makes me want to cherish these crazy, messy years with my two little ones even more."
Dorothy chose Random Parenting Fails, 2nd Edition from Ripped Jeans & Bifocals. "Every parent has small, random fails or even white lies that make them feel guilty, so it's always nice to be reassured that there are other parents making mistakes too :) This post was short and cute. I loved it."
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Sonya chose How You Can Become a Product Tester and Get Paid to Test Products at Home from Product Review Mom. "This post lists lots of companies that will pay you to test their products. This is a must read for anyone interested in learning ways of making money from home."
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Rhonda chose Skeletons In My Closet! from What Happens at Grandma's. "This post contains tons of Halloween crafts for kids that are unique and quite crafty. Did I mention spooky! Great way to spend time with the kids and get in the spirit of Halloween!"
Elina chose Glittered Fall Leaves DIY from Typically Simple. "This project stood out for me cause it shows you how to recreate those glittered leaves you find in the stores. These would be the perfect addition to any fall wreath or tablescape. And I can picture these as cute napkin rings or on placecards. The possibilities are endless."
Cathy chose Simple Homemade Caramel from Luv a Bargain. "Sherri has made delicious, creamy caramel using her crock pot! I pinned this amazing recipe to try! I am excited to dip an apple slice into this homemade caramel! Check out Sherri's easy and yummy way to make homemade caramel!"
Stacey also chose this post. "I have been wanting to try out making my own caramel, especially now with apple season in full swing! I am definitely going to give this one a try! Thank you so much for sharing!!"
Tina chose Funghetto velenoso * Little, poisonous mushroom from Caseperlatesta. "Super cute idea,great costume.A beautiful costume for all those DIY mommies out there!!!I love the hat!!"
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Natasha chose Things I Thought Before I Had Kids! from Leah Inspired. "Love this post! It's so true - I had so many thoughts before I had my son, now I know so much better. And the biggest thing is the TV - I was so insistent upon limiting TV use for my son, now I don't know what we would do without it! You've inspired me to write my own post about this very topic!"
The post with the most clicks is Red Red Wine Pacifica Polish I Swatch and First Impression #NOTW from Grow It Girl.
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