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HOSTESS INVITES FANS TO GIVE TWINKIES A MINION MAKEOVER!
Who doesn’t love a Minion?! My family and I are huge fans of Despicable Me 2, and cannot wait for it to come out on DVD! We’ll be buying some Twinkies to celebrate as well, because they look JUST like Minions, DUH!!!
Hostess and Universal Studios Celebrate the Despicable Me 2 release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with The Twinkie Minion Makeover Sweepstakes! The Limited Edition Minion Makeover Packaging hits shelves as the holiday season gets underway.
Hostess is inviting fans across the country to kick up their creativity and dress up their favorite golden, crème-filled treats and “Minion-ize” their Twinkies for the chance to win great prizes. Now through January 5, 2014, Hostess lovers can make the season a little brighter by visiting Hostess’ Facebook page and clicking here to download a collection of Minion accessories, and make their own Twinkie Minion. Fans can then upload pictures of their creations to enter to win a daily instant prize, which includes a Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray™ and special offers from Hostess, or the grand prize, which includes a Home Theater System, a collection of 30 Blu-rays and a year’s supply of Hostess treats.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Jif. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
I can’t count how many jars of Jif Peanut Butter we own. It’s a staple in my house, not just for making sandwiches (although the classic PB&J is our favorite)! Currently, Jif is running their Most Creative Sandwich Contest- having families across the US to create a unique sandwich recipe that includes at least two tablespoons of your favorite Jif products! Parents with kids ages 6-12 are able to submit their original sandwich recipe for a chance to win a $25,000 college fund and a trip to New York City! My 8 year-old daughter can get pretty creative in the kitchen, and she is super excited about this! It’s a great way for our family to connect and have a little bit of fun together.
Here’s a pic of one of the finalists from last year:
What could be better than going to a spa while you’re on vacation? Spa vacations are the ultimate form of relaxation, but if you’re unfamiliar with the area you’re vacationing you might have trouble finding the perfect spa for you and your particular needs. No matter where you are, there are a few basic rules you can stick to when it comes to finding a spa retreat.
Know What you Want
There are several different types of spas, including destination spas and health spas. Once you’ve read more about the different kinds of spas, you’ll be able to narrow down your decisions. Which spas cater to the types of services that you’re looking for? Are the spas relatively close to where you’re staying? Are they within your budget? Honestly answering these questions is the best way to find the perfect spa and not blow your entire vacation budget.
Where to Look
Your best bet is online where you can narrow down your search to find all the amenities and brands you’re looking for in one place. Livelovespa.com destination spa search lets you filter out spas that have exactly what you are looking for. Besides looking online, you can also ask the hotel concierge if they have any suggestions to make for guests who are on resort spa vacations. The spa you’re looking for might not be as widely advertised or easy to find as you might like, so you should always ask around. If the hotel has a display of brochures, you’ll want to check those as well to see if you can find any good prospects. If there’s an upscale part of town where you’re staying, that could also be a good starting point to start searching for spas.
What you Need to Know about Spas
Your decision to go to a spa while on vacation might be a spur of the moment decision. There are a few things that you should know before you go to a spa so that you can fully enjoy your experience.
In a traditional spa resort, you’ll most likely have to pay for your spa treatments individually rather than having them all included as a package. If you don’t plan on buying a spa treatment, there’s a chance that you might have to pay an entry fee. If you’re looking to get in some exercise and a workout at the spa, you’ll be better off looking for a destination spa as opposed to a spa resort. Even though spa resorts might have exercise classes, they might not have the variety or the pricing that you’re looking for. Families that are looking to spend time at a spa should try their luck at large spa resorts since they have a better variety of amenities and activities that are perfect for everyone.
If you’re checking out a hotel and they say that they have a spa, ask them just what kind of spa that they have. Ask how large the spa is, the activities and services that are offered and the amenities that they have. You never know when a so-called spa is nothing more than a hot tub or a room with a set of weights and one treadmill. Know what you’re getting into before you pay any money.
Resort spa vacations are the perfect getaway for groups, single travelers and families. Before you relax and enjoy yourself, do your due diligence so that you can fully enjoy yourself on your vacation and at the spa.
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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
My family and I love sharing “what’s good” moments around our dinner table every night. It’s tough to carve out the time to do it, but it’s important that we make time as a family to share what was good about our day. We take turns discussing the days events, being sure to really emphasize what we found good about the day. Sometimes we need a reminder of what’s good and that’s where Welch’s is encouraging us to do so! By sharing our moments on Instagram with @Welchs, @Welchs on Twitter, and Welch’s on Facebook using the hashtag #sharewhatsgood. Recently, I shared a photo of my daughter’s birthday on Instagram (@DomesticDebacle)- which I really consider “sharing my good moment”!
Welch’s believes in the magic of “kitchen table” moments, and has been helping families enjoy them for generations! In the time it takes to drink a glass of juice or share a sandwich, a special moment can happen. That’s why Welch’s just launched a new movement called “Share what’s good™” It’s all about sharing those special moments that occur each day with family, friends and loved ones – whether it’s at home or on the go. At Sharewhatsgood.com you’ll find a variety of great content from fun family ideas to delicious recipes. You can share photos of your every-day moments and see how others are doing the same.
Some details about the contest:
As part of the Share what’s good campaign, Welch’s has launched the “Share Your Moments” photo contest! From 9/16 to 10/25 upload a photo of your favorite family moment for a chance to win $5,000! While there is only one grand prize, everyone who enters will get a $1.50 coupon for Welch’s 100% Grape Juice – or $2.00 if you share the news. Visit Sharewhatsgood.com to enter.