<![CDATA[Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3 - Home]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:35:57 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Melt Her heart With Howard's Jewelry Center $100 Amazon GC and 24K Gold Dipped Rose GIVEAWAY #Sponsored #ThisIsCle 2/29]]>Sun, 07 Feb 2016 21:31:17 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/melt-her-heart-with-howards-jewelry-center-100-amazon-gc-and-24k-gold-dipped-rose-giveaway-sponsored-thisiscle-229
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***Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Howard's Jewelry Center. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
I know today is SuperBowl Sunday. Everyone's gathering with family and friends, chowing down on wings, pizza, and other party favorites, and the excitement is high. All talk is about the big game, and which team will take this highest victory and win SuperBowl 50. 

Okay. I'm not even going to lie. The talk in MY home is all about the fact that my "other husband", Bruno Mars, will be making an appearance during the halftime show. We have no vested interest in the game itself, since our team didn't make it. As usual. It's okay. No condolences necessary. We're used to it here. 

Anyway, I hate to burst your bubble, but something else is coming up very, very soon. Something important....A once a year opportunity to spoil that special someone.....Yes! Valentine's Day is just around the corner, guys!

It's time to start thinking of Valentine's Day gifts, if you haven't already. (Hint, hint: Jewelry!)

If you're here in the Cleveland area like I am, there are loads of great businesses to shop for jewelry. My favorite is Howard's Jewelry Center. They have convenient locations, high quality jewelry, and of course, tons of experience in customer satisfaction. 

Check out 5 Reasons Clevelanders Should Choose Howard's for more about what makes this local chain so unique. I love Howard's because I get personal, expert attention, with a friendly, local feel. Oh, the prices are incredible, too! 

​Here are some fail-proof Valentine's Day jewelry ideas from Howard's.
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How gorgeous is this Certified like new 14 karat yellow gold diamond heart pendant? This beauty is available at the Mentor location, and features 1.25 ct tw. diamonds and  15.75" 14k yellow gold chain. 

Not your style? No problem! They have tons of other necklaces and pendants to choose from that are sure to make her squeal with delight! 

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This Diamond heart link bracelet, also available at the Mentor/Great Lakes Mall location, offers stunning 18K Gold and a whopping 1.25 ct tw in diamonds. You do know diamonds are a girl's best friend, right? 
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Or maybe this is the big day. Maybe you're thinking about popping the question on the most romantic day of the year. If so, congratulations! Marriage is a beautiful thing when you find your other half! 

Howard's Jewelry Center offers a wide selection of drool-worthy engagement rings and bridal sets. My favorite is the 14k white gold and platinum halo style diamond mounting, .63 ct tw. Center stone and matching band sold separately, so you can find the perfect stone for the perfect bride. How cool is that?! 

​There's still time to find the perfect gift to express your feelings this Valentine's Day. If you're in NE Ohio, I would definitely recommend checking out what Howard's Jewelry Centers have to offer. They have extensive experience and expertise, great prices, and they treat their customers like family. Plus, it's always a wonderful idea to support local businesses! 

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Connect With Howard's Jewelry Center :

You can check out all of the gorgeous jewelry Howard's Jewelry Center has to offer on their website. You can also visit one of their 4 Cleveland, OH area locations for even more selection! 

Also, be sure to check out Howard's Jewelry Center on Facebook to stay on top of their latest news, products, and promotions! 

Enter to WIN The Perfect Gift From Howard's :

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I'm thrilled to announce that one very lucky reader will receive a great gift from the generous folks at Howard's Jewelry Center! 

Howard's is giving one winner a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a 24K Hand-Dipped Rose. 

How cool is that?! 

Now, this is VERY important. Please read this completely before entering. 

Here's the catch: While the Amazon Gift Card can be e-mailed/mailed to the winner, due to the delicate nature of the 24K Dipped Rose, it must be picked up in person from any of the following Howard's Jewelry Center locations:

Howard’s Jewelry Center Maple Heights
5250 Northfield Road
Maple Heights, Ohio 44137
(216) 475-0848

Howard’s jewelry Center Parma Heights
6333 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, Ohio 44130
(440) 843-6800

Howard’s Jewelry Center Mayfield Heights
5889 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
(440) 473-5626

Howard’s Jewelry Center Mentor/Great Lakes Mall
7850 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, Ohio 44060
(440) 951-5400

Simply enter on the Rafflecopter form below:
This giveaway is open to US  Residents 18+ until 12:00AM EST on February 29, 2016. No PO Boxes. PLEASE NOTE: While the Amazon Gift Card can be mailed/e-mailed, due to the delicate nature of the rose, it must be picked up at a NE Ohio Howard's Jewelry Center location. Winner will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram in any way. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy at newlycrunchymamaof3@gmail.com Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
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<![CDATA[Share Your Favorite Doggy Memory And Win a 6 Month Supply of Milo's Kitchen Snacks #Sponsored 2/22]]>Sun, 07 Feb 2016 19:12:07 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/share-your-favorite-doggy-memory-and-win-a-6-month-supply-of-milos-kitchen-snacks-sponsored-222
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my post. All information and product has been provided by the sponsor. All opinions are 100% honest, and have not been influenced in any way.***
Valentine's Day is coming up! Did you know that one in five Americans would rather spend it with their dog than a significant other? And it's no wonder why – they're loving, they're loyal, and you don't have to put on Spanx to go out with them. 
 
Milo's Kitchen – the makers of premium-quality, home-style dog treats – wants to celebrate all the furry soulmates out there this Valentine's Day by finding out your first doggy memories. When you met your pooch was it love at first lick or did you take it one paw at a time? Were you entranced by those puppy dog eyes or bowled over by that big, fluffy tail? 
 
Recall the moment you knew your dog was the one for the chance to win the ultimate Doggy Date Night Essentials Kit from Milo's Kitchen! Whether you've got a foodie Fido who savors his Steak Grillers or a 'meat and potatoes' kind of pooch who loves nothing more than some down-home Grilled Burger Bites and Sweet Potato Slices, Milo's Kitchen has the snacks to make an un-fur-gettable Valentine's Day for your pup.

Enter to WIN a 6 Month Supply Of Milo's Kitchen Snacks :

Now's your chance to reward your four-legged companion for all he does for you: Be sure to visit or ‘Like’ Milo’s Kitchen on Facebook. Then, enter using the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win a 6-Month supply of decadent and delicious Milo’s Kitchen snacks, proudly made in the USA!
 
...Because as the saying goes, 'Love means never having to say you ran out of dog treats.'
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This giveaway is open to US  Residents 18+ until 11:59PM EST on February 22, 2016. No PO Boxes. Winner will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram in any way. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy at newlycrunchymamaof3@gmail.com Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
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<![CDATA[Sleep Like A Pro With Advice from Morris The Cat Plus Happy Kitty Kit Giveaway #Sponsored 2/22]]>Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:31:16 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/sleep-like-a-pro-with-advice-from-morris-the-cat-plus-happy-kitty-kit-giveaway-sponsored-222If you ask me, there's one thing in the world that there's just too little of, and it's not love. I'm talking about.

S-L-E-E-P. I'm always trying to get more of it and make the most out of what little time I do get. 

So I had a thought... why not ask someone who's truly an expert on the subject; someone who spends more time snoozing than most of us spend at work? I'm talking, of course, about Morris the Cat. 

For those of you who don't know him – or who've let sleep deprivation cloud your memory – Morris is the iconic spokescat for 9Lives cat food and has starred in over 50 commercials. When he's not in front of the camera or chowing down on 9Lives, you can bet he's napping in his trailer, ahem carrying case.

He's taken time out of his busy schedule to answer some reader questions about the very im-purr-tant issue of sleep. What's more, he's offering fans the chance to win a Morris-shaped, human-sized plush bed AND a year's supply of 9Lives cat food. Just go to his Live Well & Prospurr website to enter.
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Dear Morris,
I've been experiencing difficulties with falling asleep, tossing and turning once my head hits the pillow. I don't get it because I feel tired all day at work; then I come home, brush my teeth, flip on the TV, and just... lie there. I'm hoping I can learn from the expert. Morris, what am I doing wrong?

Sincerely,

Sleepless in San Fur-nando
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Dear Sleepless in San Fur-nando,
Your case, unfortunately, is not at all uncommon. When you're going all day long at the speed of a cheetah, it's no wonder your mind darts around like a red laser dot at bedtime. Luckily, as a cat, I spend up to 140 hours per week sleeping and I can tell you there is hope! For starters, I notice you mentioned turning on the TV before bed. Cats don't watch TV – this is partly because the majority of us can't speak English that well, but mostly because it interferes with our snooze time. Scientifically speaking, the 'glow' emitted by an electronic screen enters the brain and slows the release of melatonin, the hormone that helps us sleep. So next time you want to turn on the tube before bed, try counting sheep instead – or better yet, mice!

Kitty hugs,

Morris
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Dear Morris,
I'm a cat but as you know, even animals have 'spirit animals.' Mine is an owl – a night owl to be exact. I love to play "catch the speck of dust" or "chase your tail in the middle of the bed" into the wee hours of the morning. My humans have no idea what they're missing out on. They just lay there snoring and swat at me when I come too close. How can I make them see that daytime is lame, and the real party happens under stars (the stick-on, glow-in-the-dark kind)?


Yours truly,

Hyper Harry
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Dear Hyper Harry,
Sadly, this is a case you may not win. Humans need their sleep at night. You get to spend all day snoozing and they only get a few precious hours when the sun goes down. Your humans can, however, make sure that they understand why it is you're pouncing about and provide things to make nighttime more fun. For instance, your humans could consider getting a kitty condo or put out bags or boxes for you to explore. For extra credit, they can hide treats around the house so you can go on a midnight scavenger hunt. Or, if you're really lucky, they'll bring home a kitty best friend for you to play with whenever you please. Other cats might be up at night because they get hungry, in which case their humans could try an automatic food dispenser to provide small meals throughout the night. Remember, the more you let your humans sleep at night, the more energy they'll have to play with you during the day!


Kitty hugs,

Morris
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Dear Morris,
My cat and I are BFFs. We do everything together – play, eat, snuggle – we make a purrfect team. But in the bedroom, I prefer to have my space. My cat, on the other hand, thinks there's no better place to sleep than right on my head! Why does she do this? I'm not all that fun when I'm sleeping.

Warmly, 

Tired Tails
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Dear Tired Tails, 
You have been bestowed a great honor. As cats, we don't always wear our hearts on our paws, but one tell-tail sign we love and trust you is when we choose to make YOU our bed. Plus, you're warm. And getting our warmth from you helps us to conserve our own energy for more important things like eating. The rhythm of your breath also creates a calming effect and the curve of your face, stomach, or legs perfectly forms to our bodies. Basically, you're like a waterbed, heated blanket, and memory foam all in one! So the next time your cat goes to curl up on you, think of it as a compliment and drift off to sleep knowing you are loved... and you're very comfortable.
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Thank you, Morris the Cat, for your wonderful nighttime tips! For more info on Morris' mission to help cats and humans live well – including his initiative to donate one million 9Lives meals to rescue kitties – check out his Live Well & Prospurr website . And while you're there, enter to win the limited-edition, human-sized Morris the Cat plush bed along with a year's supply of 9Lives!

Enter to WIn a happy kitty kit:

I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive their very own Happy Kitty Kit, courtesy of Morris the Cat and 9Lives!

​How cool is that?! 
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This giveaway is open to US  Residents 18+ until 11:59PM EST on February 22, 2016. No PO Boxes. Winner will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram in any way. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy at newlycrunchymamaof3@gmail.com Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
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<![CDATA[The Perfect Catch Valentine's Day Giveaway 2/15]]>Wed, 03 Feb 2016 03:09:48 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/the-perfect-catch-valentines-day-giveaway-215
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Welcome to the

The Perfect Catch Valentine's Day Giveaway

Organized by Budget Earth

Sponsored by Vital Essentials

Did you know fish is very healthy for dogs of all ages? Not only is it filled with omega-3 fatty acids, but a variety of other vitamins and minerals that are awesome for keeping your dog or cat healthy. Luckily, Vital Essentials has an awesome line of fish treats, including minnow, tuna, and even salmon for dogs and cats! As well, their grain-free, gluten-free treats are made using fresh, single sourced USDA animal proteins including beef, chicken, turkey, rabbit, and Alaskan salmon. These nutritious, all natural treats come in a resealable bag, making them super convenient for busy pet parents. To learn more, check out our Budget Earth's review here! Want your dog to try some of these treats for themselves? We are excited to be working with Vital Essentials on this awesome giveaway! One lucky dog owner and one lucky cat owner will win the following prize packs: Vital Treats for Dogs Prize Pack: Wild Alaskan Salmon Wild Alaskan Salmon Rings Vital Cat treats Prize Pack Minnows Yellowfin Tuna To learn more, make sure to read the rules below and then enter through the giveaway tool! [minnow advertisement] Perfect Catch Valentine's Day Giveaway
  • Two lucky reader will win a Vital Essentials treat prize pack (one for cats, one for dogs).
  • Open to US Only.
  • Winners will be chosen at random through Random.org.
  • Sweepstakes ends February 15th 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 is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter giveaway form.
  • Only one entrant per household.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Entering this giveaway means you agree to terms above.
  • Good Luck
Disclosure: This blog did not receive monetary compensation or product 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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<![CDATA[Power Rangers Time Force The Complete Series GIVEAWAY 2/22]]>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 20:16:52 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/power-rangers-time-force-the-complete-series-giveaway-222
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my post. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
My kiddos are very active. In fact, they think they're superheroes and act accordingly most days. They love zipping through the house, showing off their super-cool fighting moves. They wear their capes, and even make "Whoosh" noises. Chaotic? Sure. But it's also hilariously adorable. 

So when I learned that Power Rangers Time Force: The Complete Series was coming to DVD, I just knew my little ones would be thrilled! They might even learn some new moves to add to their arsenal of superhero tricks! 

On February 9, 2016, join the Power Rangers as they battle the evil Ransik when Shout! Factory releases Power Rangers Time Force: The Complete Series, a 5-DVD box set that contains all 40 episodes of the iconic show’s ninth season.

In the distant future, a team of Power Rangers known as the Power Rangers Time Force act as a time-traveling police force capturing and freezing criminal mutants. When the notorious criminal mastermind Ransik stages a daring escape, he fells the Red Time Force Ranger Alex and takes the entire cryogenic prison full of dangerous, incarcerated mutants back in time with him to the year 2001. There he seeks to unleash a new wave of crime against our modern world, helpless against his vastly superior technology. In pursuit of Ransik, Pink Ranger Jen – grieving fiancée of Alex – leads a team of Time Force officers back in time to apprehend the escaped criminals. In modern times they ally themselves with Alex’s distant ancestor, Wes, whose shared DNA with his future descendant allows him to take up the powers of the Red Time Force Ranger.
Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture series, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks. For over 20 years, the highly entertaining saga and fan favorite characters from Power Rangers have captivated children and adults alike and are beloved by legions of fans worldwide.

Be sure to grab your own copy wherever DVDs are sold on February 9, 2016!

Don't want to venture out into the cold? I don't blame you! You can also purchase this title on Amazon, from the warmth and comfort of your own home. 

enter to win :

I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive their very own copy of Power Rangers Time Force The Complete Series!

​How cool is that?! 
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This giveaway is open to US  Residents 18+ until 12:00AM EST on February 22, 2016. No PO Boxes. Winner will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram in any way. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy at newlycrunchymamaof3@gmail.com Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
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<![CDATA[RSVP for the Valentine's Day Twitter Party with Milo's Kitchen and Score Some Treats for Your Pup #DoggyDateNight #sponsored]]>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:56:28 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/rsvp-for-the-valentines-day-twitter-party-with-milos-kitchen-and-score-some-treats-for-your-pup-doggydatenight-sponsoredWith Valentine's Day just around the corner, love is in the air -- and pups can sniff it too!  That's why I've partnered with Big Heart Pet Brands (makers of Trouble's favorite dog foods, including Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Canine Carry Outs and Milo's Kitchen) to invite you to the first-ever #DoggyDateNight Twitter Party!
 
Come celebrate with other dog lovers, show off your best puppy pics, and get treated to lots of cool surprises. Just cuddle up with your furry soulmate and tag your tweets with #DoggyDateNight to join in the fun!
 
For those are you unfamiliar with Twitter Parties, they are really fun and oftentimes, huge, live chats on Twitter that use specific hashtags to connect participants to the conversation stream. 
In preparation for the #DoggyDateNight twitter paw-ty, I found some great doggy outing ideas at TheNosePrint.com, a site with tons of paw-some tips, tricks and advice for dog parents. (It's one of my go-to resources!)


  • How about a sweet treat? Here's a great roundup of DIY Valentines to make for your furry friend. (Bonus Treat: Make and share a photo of your DIY Valentine project at the Twitter Party and you could win a prize!)
 
With Valentine's Day coming up, this #DoggyDateNight couldn't have come at a better time. I'm excited to do something special for Trouble. Though I'm fairly certain her idea of a dream date is feasting on some Milo's Kitchen Steak Grillers. They are her favorite!
​Readers, which is your favorite Doggy Valentine DIY Project?  Tell me in the comments below.  Plus, share a photo of your homemade doggy valentine at the Twitter Party and you could win an awesome prize!
 
I can't wait to see you all at #DoggyDateNight on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 8-10 pm ET (5-7 pm PT). 
 
Please RSVP here to join the fun:  http://tweetvite.com/event/doggydatenight
 
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<![CDATA[LuminAid Light Up Your World Giveaway 2/16]]>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:53:35 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/luminaid-light-up-your-world-giveaway-216

Welcome to the LuminAid Light Up Your World Giveaway

Sponsored by LuminAid

Hosted by A Medic's World

  Light, we all need it. There are times we don't have it. Don't settle for that anymore with products that come from LuminAid. The company was featured on the television show Shark Tank on the ABC Network, and received an investment from Mark Cuban himself. The company makes portable, solar powered, rechargeable light sources that can be used in different situations like Camping, Hiking, Boating, Emergencies, Disasters and more. Imagine having something that is always ready to use, holds a charge, and convenient to have wherever you are. Keep you and your family ready for anything, or use these in the pool, a lake, where ever you are to illuminate the night sky so that you can feel safe, and secure. Check out the full review Tom did over at A Medic's World here. Tom over at A Medic's World has these in his emergency kits for home, and the one for his Nissan X-terra for when he goes on road trips, or traveling of any sort. Find out how you can buy your own by visiting Tom's review over at his site.

*** The Giveaway ***

Luminaid Portable Inflatable Solar Powered Lights - Check out the review and see how these can impact your life and the lives of others from around the world. Great for emergencies, camping, traveling, and so much more.

One Shark Tank LuminAid Bundle (ARV $75)

  • LuminAID PackLite 16 light and PackLite 12 light
  • LuminAID PackLite Spectra light
So what will you do with them when you win? What will you use them for? Will you gift them to someone else who might need them? If you want to get them as a gift, be sure to check out Tom's review and find out how you can get them. Open to residents 18 years and older in the US and Canada (void in Quebec). One entry per household except for daily entries like re-tweets. Winner will be selected and will have 24 hours to respond to winning email. Otherwise a new winner will be selected. A Medic's World, nor participating bloggers were compensated for this post. LuminAid is responsible for prize delivery. Welcome to the LuminAid Light Up Your World Giveaway
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<![CDATA[Experience The Chamomile Effect with Mad Hippie Advanced Skin Care Eye Cream #Sponsored]]>Sat, 30 Jan 2016 21:18:01 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/experience-the-chamomile-effect-with-mad-hippie-advanced-skin-care-eye-cream-sponsored
***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my post. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Does anyone else love natural skin care products as much as I do? I am a huge fan of products that are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, essential oils, and plant-based goodness. 

During the colder months, my skin tends to suffer. I end up with dry, irritated skin, and I just don't seem to have the level of brightness in my complexion that I'd like. 

During the winter, I love extra soothing ingredients like Ceramide, Argan Oil, and Chamomile. (Yes, folks! It's used for more than just tea!) Thankfully, I have a great skin care regimen that offers my skin some added, soothing protection, not only during the winter, but all year long!

One of my favorite products this season? Mad Hippie Eye Cream! Seriously, ladies, this cream is Ah-MAY-zing. I don't say that lightly, either! 
Not familiar with this product? Allow me to introduce you!

​Reduce, protect and breathe life back into your skin the powers of Chamomile, Vitamin C and more!
 
• Chamomile Extract – Provides thin protective shield, while naturally soothing and calming the skin.
 
• Vitamin K – Vitamin K naturally aids in the healing of varicose veins, age spots, dark circles around the eyes, skin discoloration, sun damage & scarring.
 
• Pomegranate - Potent antioxidant that is a high source of ellagic acid, a polyphenol that has been shown to inhibit the growth of skin cancer.  Believed to also mediate the effects of ultraviolet rays & skin discoloration.
 
• Vitamin C - Strengthens skin cells, while reducing the effects of free radical oxidation & preventing pigment discoloration.  Helps in the synthesis of collagen, while it works to protect skin against the sun.
I've been using Mad Hippie Eye Cream for a few weeks now. I have to admit, I'm very impressed. This cream is rich, yet lightweight, so it doesn't feel heavy or cakey on my skin. It has a light, herbal scent that isn't overwhelming, and this formula absorbs very rapidly into my skin. It leaves my skin soft and supple, without any funky residue.

I absolutely love how well Mad Hippie Eye Cream works, too! I have noticed that my eyes seem brighter, and I am looking a lot less tired. (Hey, I have 3 kids. I do not get nearly enough sleep!) I have found that my skin stays very soft as well, which in the winter time is no easy feat. 

I don't have any wrinkles around my eyes yet, so I can't really attest to how well the cream would reduce the appearance of lines or wrinkles, but I am definitely optimistic there. The combination of ingredients is known to moisturize and "plump" the skin, so I would definitely believe that this product could certainly make bags and wrinkles less apparent. 

Overall, I am definitely a fan of Mad Hippie Eye Cream. If Whole Foods wasn't so far away, I would hop in my car to pick up more of their products. Luckily, they're available online, too! 

If you'd like to see how amazing Chamomile is for the skin, definitely check out what Mad Hippie has to offer. I think you'll be as delighted as I am. 

Where To Purchase :

Price: $24.99, available at select Whole Foods markets and online via www.madhippie.com
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<![CDATA[MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: POP STAR MINNIE Arrives Just in Time for Valentine’s Day on Disney DVD February 2 #Sponsored]]>Sat, 30 Jan 2016 19:35:34 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/mickey-mouse-clubhouse-pop-star-minnie-arrives-just-in-time-for-valentines-day-on-disney-dvd-february-2-sponsored
​***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my post. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Love is in the air, everyone! Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Now in my home, we aren't really doing too much to celebrate this year. Dan and I decided to have a nice dinner at home with the kids rather than going out. After all, family is what love is all about right? 

Anyway, this year, we will be having a Family Movie Night along with our homecooked meal. Dan and I will watch some cheesy romantic comedy after the kids go to bed, but as a family, we will be watching "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Pop Star Minnie". This awesome new DVD will be available in stores on February 2, 2016. 
Synopsis:                                
Hop Aboard The Magical, Musical, Clubhouse Tour Bus!  Minnie’s dream of singing onstage is about to come true — until her Clubhouse back-up band pals discover that their musical instruments are gone! Now, the race is on to track them down and reach Melody Mountain by sunset. But, even if they find the missing instruments in time, should Minnie sing the blues, croon a country tune or boogie to a disco beat? It’s going to take help from YOU – plus a few Mouseketools – to get Minnie in the right groove to totally rock out! Bursting with fun, surprises, and four more exciting adventures, Pop Star Minnie is simply song-sational!
 
Voice Cast:                             
Bret Iwan as Mickey Mouse; Russi Taylor as Minnie Mouse; Bill Farmer as Goofy and Pluto; and Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck
 
Director:                                
Donovan Cook (Return to Never Land)
 
Executive Producer:        
Rob LaDuca (Jake and the Never Land Pirates)
 
Producer and Story Editor:        
Mark Seidenberg (Jake and the Never Land Pirates)

                                                      
Release Date:                       
February 2, 2016 

Packaging:                              
1-Disc DVD with exclusive FREE Inflatable Guitar
 
Episodes:                                 
Pop Star Minnie
Mickey’s Clubhouse Rocks
Minnie & Daisy’s Flower Shower
Minnie’s Mouseke-Calendar
Mickey’s Big Band Concert
 
Bonus:          
Minnie’s Bow Toons
Rooftop Repair
Alarm Clocked Out
 
Ratings:                                    TV-Y (US)
Aspect Ratio:                        1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)
Audio:                                       2.0 Dolby Digital
Languages:                             English, French & Spanish


We took a sneak peek at the movie, and it's really a ton of fun, especially for the music lovers in the home! My 6 year old, Sophie, is convinced she's going to be a singer and that she'll marry Bruno Mars, so this DVD is definitely right up her alley. 

We really enjoyed all of the fun stories that celebrate fun and friendship. The music was tons of fun, too, and our whole family was dancing along with Mickey, Minnie, and their pals. 

The kids also really loved the addition of a pink, inflatable guitar. This added to the fun, and was a lot more convincing than the "air guitar" we usually play! 

I'd definitely recommend checking out this DVD if you have budding pop stars in your family. It's chock-full of Disney fun that the whole family can enjoy together this Valentine's Day! 

You can purchase your own copy of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Pop Star Minnie on 2/2/16!
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<![CDATA[Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Is Coming To Blu-Ray February 2 Plus Free Activity Sheets #Sponsored ]]>Sat, 30 Jan 2016 19:17:29 GMThttp://www.newlycrunchymamaof3.com/home/snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarves-is-coming-to-blu-ray-february-2-plus-free-activity-sheets-sponsored
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my post. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
My kiddos absolutely love Disney movies. With so many wonderful stories to choose from, it's really hard to choose a favorite. My 5 year old, Xander, has a clear favorite, though. In fact, it's the film that started it all: "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves". He absolutely adores this movie, and even said it's better than video games. In my house, that's one heck of a statement to make! 

So when we learned that this classic DIsney tale was coming to Disney Blu-Ray as part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection, we were beyond excited! (Blu-Ray release will be on Feb. 2, but you can enjoy the Digital HD version NOW!)
Not only would we be able to enjoy this enchanted story in crystal clear, Blu-Ray format, we'd also be able to enjoy tons of never seen before extras! How cool is that!? 
Featuring In-Depth Brand New Bonus Material Including “In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Iconography,” “@DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess,” “The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Not Know About Snow White,” “Snow White in Seventy Seconds,” “Alternate
Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White” and Much More!

Check out the official trailer for this long-awaited release:
Forever enchanting and inspiring, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs embodies The Walt Disney Signature Collection’s legacy of animation.  In this epic story of love and friendship, the kind and beautiful princess Snow White wins the hearts of the Seven Dwarfs and triumphs over the evil plans of a wicked Queen.  Share the movie called “The Greatest Animated Film Of All Time," (American Film Institute) in High Definition Blu-ray and for the first time ever on Digital HD, with special features for the entire family!

Voice Cast:                 
Adriana Caselotti (“The Wizard of Oz”) as Snow White
;Roy Atwell (“A Powder Romance”) as Doc; Stuart Buchanan (“Super-Speed”) as Huntsman; Lucille La Verne (“Abraham Lincoln”) as Queen/Witch; Moroni Olsen (“Notorious”) as Magic Mirror; Harry Stockwell (“Here Comes the Band”) as Prince; Eddie Collins (“Drums Along the Mohawk”) as Dopey; Pinto Colvig (“Mickey and the Beanstalk”) as Sleepy/Grumpy; Billy Gilbert (“The Great Dictator”) as Sneezy; Otis Harlan(“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) as Happy; and Scotty Mattraw (“In Old Chicago”) as Bashful.


Release Dates:           January 19, 2016 (Digital HD) & February 2, 2016 (Physical & Digital SD)
Product SKUs:             Disney Movies Anywhere, Digital HD & SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital)
 
Blu-ray & Digital* Bonus Features:          

In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs– For the first time ever, hear Walt himself talk about Snow White. 
 
Iconography – Explore how this film influences pop culture, art, and fashion.
                                   
@DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess – Modern day Disney artists discuss the design of Snow White and how it influenced the look of some of your favorite Disney characters.
 
The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Now Know About Snow White – Disney Channel star Sofia Carson reveals seven intriguing facts about Snow White.
 
Snow White in Seventy Seconds – Rap along with this hip reimagining of the story.
 
Alternate Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White – A never–before-seen story board sequence where the Prince meets SnowWhite.
 
*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer
                                   
And much more!
 
Ratings:                       G in US & Canada (bonus materials are not rated)
Feature Run Time:      Approximately 83 Minutes
Aspect Ratio:              1:33:1
Audio:                          Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital. DVD: English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital.
Languages:                  English, French and Spanish
Subtitles:                     English (ESL/SDH), French and Spanish
 
SOCIAL MEDIA:           https://www.facebook.com/DisneySnowWhite      
#SnowWhite
 
ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY SIGNATURE COLLECTION:
The Walt Disney Signature Collection includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. Each release will offer special features for every member of your family plus a unique digital experience.
 
About Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)
Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is an engaging and family-friendly cloud-based digital movie service that makes it simple to buy your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies once and watch them anywhere.  With DMA you can explore Disney’s library of over 450 eligible digital movies, discover hours of new and exclusive short-form content, and watch your digital movies from the comfort of the living room or across multiple mobile devices.  Using the free DMA apps and website, consumers can connect their DMA account with participating providers including iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Microsoft Movies and TV and Google Play and unlock access to your eligible movie collection across platforms and devices –  iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV/Airplay, Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Microsoft Movies and TV service on Windows and Microsoft Xbox devices, Android TV, Chromecast and the Roku platform.  In addition, you can redeem Digital Copy codes found in Disney, Pixar and Marvel Blu-rays and DVDs, as well as earn Disney Movie Rewards points with every digital purchase. 
 
ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!
 
WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS
Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, stretching from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's SnowWhite and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2013's Academy Award®-winning Frozen, (Best Animated Feature Film, 2013) the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio's timeless creations are CinderellaSleeping BeautyThe Jungle BookBeauty and the BeastThe Lion KingTangledand the Oscar®-winning Big Hero 6 (Best Animated Feature Film, 2014).

OUR THOUGHTS:
We really loved seeing the very first Disney princess in a new light. Everyone already knows the story, so I don't really have to say much about that. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is as fantastic as ever, of course!

It's the bonus features that make this release so special, in my opinion. We loved learning little known facts about the film, and we definitely really enjoyed the Snow White rap! My kids danced and giggled like crazy! 

I would definitely recommend grabbing your very own copy of this timeless classic. It's a must for every collection. Whether you want to feel nostalgic watching the movie, or you want to learn more about what happens behind the scenes, the Walt Disney Signature Collection doesn't disappoint! 

Download Activities
Remember to download your Digital HD copy today!

Or, of course, you can purchase the Blu-Ray wherever Disney movies are sold on February 2, 2016! 
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