Monday, July 26, 2010

Revisiting the 80's

* If you haven't yet entered my Penguins of Madagascar DVD giveaway, click here! The contest will run through Wednesday*

Who would want to revisit the 80's you ask? Well I still like some of the music from then, and I did most of my growing up in the 80s, graduated highschool in '89, so I kind of like the 80s. Saturday I was on my way back to my moms and I sooo wanted to do something fun, but had no clue what to do.

I tried calling a few friends, but no one was home and just when I was about to give up for the evening I got a text from my friend Nancy inviting me to a bar for an old acquaintaces bday party. 80's style. The bar where it was , was having an 80's night , and they had even made drinks to help us remember those times. One was the Boy George ( which I was told was fruity!), and the other was the Madonna. I did one shot of the Madonna and it was GOOD!

Those who know me know I don't drink, but I had to try the Madonna shot because it sounded delish - it was cranberry juice, vodka and peach schnapps! YUM!

There were several people that came dressed up like they were stuck back in the 80's and we had soo much fun. There were several dressed as Madonna, a few from the group Poison, one or two that looked like the lead singer from Ratt, and many others. The bartender was even dressed like a contestant from the Nickolodean show Double Dare!

There was a lot of karaoke going on, and in between those songs, they played nothing but 80's music. We were waiting for someone to show up in parachute pants, but unfortunately no one did.

Nicole starts back to school in 3 weeks so this past weekend, while I was at the house Chris and I took her school shopping. We still have to get a few things, but for the most part she is set.

I have to go get ready for my day, will write more later! Hope eveyone has a great week:)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Penguins of Madagascar DVD Giveaway

*In the interest of full disclosure, I was provided with one box of Trix cereal, two penguin launchers and a Penguins of Madagascar DVD from General Mills, Nickelodean and My Blog Spark. I received no other compensation.*

Hi everyone! The other day while I was at home I received a package from My Blog Spark, who had teamed up with Nickelodean and General Mills to help launch the premiere Penguins of Madagascar DVD. Included with that were two penguin launchers, and a box of Trix cereal.
Even though Nicole is almost twelve, she had fun with the penguin launchers , while eating the cereal! She even found another launcher in the box of cereal, so now she has three, lol.
Since she is still enjoying her summer vacation, she was able to pop the DVD in too, which she enjoyed.

Currrently, inside specially marked boxes of General Mills cereals, you’ll “commence operations” with one of five characters from The Penguins of Madagascar; Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, Private or King Julien. Each participating cereal contains one character launcher with mission details outlined on the back of the box including:
Dive In, Soldier – Set an empty plastic cereal bowl on the table and try to pop your launcher into it. Wear a helmet or you’ll be squid bait.
Longest Propulsion Launcher – Challenge your troops to see who can launch their character the furthest. Go long or go back to the zoo.
Target Practice – Create a landing zone with a spoon and try to strategically drop your character into the sweet spot. Hit the target or go back to the drawing board.
Clear the Wall – Do you have enough projectile pop to push your launcher over the top of the box? Proceed launchin’ troops, earn those wings!

I also have another box of goodies to give away to one lucky reader! You will receive a box of Trix Cereal, penguin launchers and the Penguins of Madagascar DVD, which includes tons of fun extras, including a Rockin' music Video and sneakpeaks from Dreamworks Secret Headquarters!
It is a perfect way for your kids to spend a summer morning!

Mandatory Entry - tell me what your kids like to do during the summer in the mornings. Do they love to sleep in? do they pop out of bed ready for adventure?

( Please leave seperate comments for each entry!)

The following are good for one addition entry each

* if you follow my blog
* if you are my friend on Facebook

The contest will run today, through Midnight ( CST), Wednesday July 28th.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Wow, time is flying by way too fast. The school that Nicole attends goes back on August 16! So we are on the countdown for school supplies and uniforms. Hopefully my private life will be back on track by that time!

Nicole and I went to see Eclipse today and had a great time. Loved it by the way. Can't wait till Breaking Dawn comes out now. Also saw today on the previews that the last in the Harry Potter series will be coming out in two parts. The first one this coming November, the second in June of 2011. When I questioned this out loud, Nicole simply asked me if I wanted to sit through a 5 hr movie?

Ok, she has a good point, lol. My butt would go to sleep if I sat in a movie seat that long.

My mom and I didn't do much on the 4th, but we did eat hot dogs and watch a lot of good movies.

I hope everyone else had a great holiday week.

And PLEASE forgive me. I never did announce the winner of my $30 Kroger Gift Cards from My Blog Spark, General Mills and Kroger Food stores -

It is Christi, of Rant, Rave and Roll. congratulations, and I hope you try some new healthy General Mills products and have fun while eating healthy!

Hope to post again soon.
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