Life is like a sandcastle something beautiful here for awhile & then gone, but the impression it makes on others can last forever.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Phase 4 Films Rock Star & My Friend Bernard

Rock Star was a super cute cartoon. Who would think a bunch of worms could be so entertaining and fun. Exactly what all the other insects thought in this movie. Always being put down for being worms, one worm (Barry) decided he is not just going with the worms regular job making compost. After discovering a disco record in his dad's box of old items, he gets the boogie fever.

He puts together a group of worms and gets a little help from a management worm and they begin to work together and sound in key. They are steady sabotaged by a beetle who wants fame & fortune for himself. They must also keep safe from the fisherman's hook.

Rock Star was a really cute cartoon, my five year and I enjoyed watching it together. Nice video quality and a good story line. Featuring the voice of Glee’s Jane Lynch.

My Friend Bernard caught my 3 year old's eye and he was so quiet watching it. So scared the boy name Same loses his stuff animal to a dog. Sam is quite scared of everything. He gets the chance to travels to new adventures in a teacup thanks to a magical necklace. Sam meets Bernard, a Polar Bear who isn’t afraid of anything. Bernard helps Sam lose his fears.

Hurry and get to a Redboxes today August 31 is the last day to rent there. The movies will be available in Walmart to purchase. 

Disclosure: Sponsor sent films and some snacks for us to give our honest feed back on these films. No other compensation was received.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Giveaway Linky Thursday 8/30/2012

Thanks for stopping by Giveaway Linky Thursday list your giveaways and enter some Stop by Night Owl Mama to link up your giveaways too.

9/12 Betty Crocker Prize Pack, Cereal muffins, Apron, Tumbler, Spoon, Therm O Snack
9/11 $10 Walmart or Amazon GC

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sweepstakes John Deere Monster Treads

My boys have always been John Deere fans and TOMY Toys have the new John Deere Monster Treads Line. The Monster Treads has LED lights and makes sounds. The wheel are movable, which make it look like the rubber monster treads bend and shift into action. At first I thought oh no my boys had broken the wheels and so did my husband but, they actually just look off balance cause they move. One of the sounds it make reminds me more of a an alarm clock than a tractor. My boys loves the sounds and the lights. 

Monster Treads are available in tractor and gator styles, each off-road vehicle features three function lights ‘n sound action with LED lights. Other features include all terrain steering and super bouncy tires. SRP $8.99 to $10.99. The John Deere Monster Treads are available at Toys R Us and Walmart. 

Thanks to TOMY one winner will receive both John Deere Monster Treads & the giveaway is open to US and Canada.

Disclosure: Sponsor provide a product for my family to use and giveaway prize. All opinions are mine own and other views may be different from that of my own. Life Is A SandCastle is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disaster Can Strike: Is Your Home Prepared?

With a tropical storm coming my mom and I was talking about the solar lights I'd purchased for the front porch. She was saying it may be wise to get more and bring them in if the lights go out. A better option than candles around the children. That what I did last year lighting pumpkins and paper ghost lanterns, we saved batteries, money, safer for the kids.

I then got this email from UL and had to share and refresh our home preparedness plan for an emergency.

In many areas across the country, this time of year can bring fierce storms and high winds, including hurricanes with winds in excess of 110mph. That's why UL, a global safety organization, has created the UL Home Safety Planning Guide to help keep your family safe. Ask yourself these questions:

What items should I keep in an emergency kit to protect my family if we're stranded?
Where should my family meet if we're not together during a disaster?
Who will be my family's emergency contact to call if we're separated?

Click to find out

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sweepstakes #MilkUnleashed Prize Pack

I look for cool ideas to pack my son's lunch box on days he doesn't like the cafeteria food at school. I'm interested in Milk Unleashed the single-serving shelf safe milk.

It’s back to school time which means car pools, soccer practice, recitals and maybe a little time for mom thrown in for good measure. Having an on-the-go lifestyle can be challenging to say the least and Milk Unleashed is here to help! With handy single-serving shelf safe milk there’s no need to ever run out! You can take it anywhere at anytime! Milk Unleashed goes wherever your family goes, whether it’s a lunchbox, a cooler, purse or a diaper bag!

Check out the Milk Unleashed Blog App- for On-The-Go Games and tips to get your little ones enjoying more milk like smoothies & ideas for family time on the go. Tweet #MilkUnleashed

Thanks to the sponsor one reader US winner will win Milk Unleashed variety pack consisting of four shelf safe milks (white and chocolate). Milk will be chosen by random brands "Hershey’s, LaLa, Horizon and Organic Valley." Plus the variety pack will have a cow stress ball and information on shelf safe milk!

Take the Family On-The-Go Quiztacular.

 This post is time sensitive winner must respond back within 24 hours of email contact.

Disclosure: Sponsor provide a product for my family to use and giveaway prize. All opinions are mine own and other views may be different from that of my own. Life Is A SandCastle is not responsible for prize fulfillment.  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Do you rename your kids food?

Our little picky eater will eat gross sounding things. My 3yr son will eat eggs when we call them witch eggs. My son will eat Asparagus called "bull frog legs." Like green beans, when we call them frog legs. Anything gross sounding or looks gross he likes, we name all the food different names. It's a special treat for him if I mix green coloring in to food to look like slim or red food coloring in it for blood.

I know the they'll eat when they are ready but, I like family meals at the table. I remember that in order to get me to eat peas my mom called them wolves and I would eat them. Do you rename your food to get the little ones to eat?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Giveaway Linky Thursday 8/23/12

Thanks for stopping by Giveaway Linky Thursday list your giveaways and enter some Stop by Night Owl Mama to link up your giveaways too.

9/12 Betty Crocker Prize Pack, Cereal muffins, Apron, Tumbler, Spoon, Therm O Snack
9/11 $10 Walmart or Amazon GC

First Tooth Lost & National Tooth Fairy Day

Today is National Tooth Fairy Day! How perfect is it that my son lost his first tooth yesterday? The little bottom front right one, he was all smiles. I told him the Tooth fairy would be extra happy cause she would be making rounds on her holiday during the night.
Waking up he was fast to look under his pillow he found a tooth shaped pillow with his name on it & $10 cash. I won this cool pillow in April from SOS MOM and been waiting for this day:)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pillsbury Baguette Chips #MyBlogSpark

New Pillsbury Baguette Chips! These hearty chips are sliced from oven baked bread and topped with savory seasonings bringing flavors like Italian Cheese & Herb and Cheddar Sun-dried Tomato to gourmet snack chips.

Enjoy Pillsbury Baguette Chips alone, with your favorite dip, as a soup topping, or to add some crunch to your salad! With 130 calories per serving (21 baguette chips), and 50% less fat than regular potato chips*, Pillsbury Baguette Chips are delicious snack chips that you can feel good about eating! See for yourself by going to to download a printable coupon to save $0.75 off one package.

*Pillsbury Baguette Chips (5g fat per 29g serving); regular potato chips (11g fat per 29g serving). See nutrition information for sodium content.

Disclosure: Sharing information & coupon received from Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sweepstake #MyBlogSpark Betty Crocker Cereal Muffin Mixes

The first item they had to try was the Cocoa Puffs, not the cereal. It's the New Betty Crocker® Cereal Muffin Mixes and my boys loved helping in the kitchen after school today. We can't wait to try the Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Reese´s Puffs. Some yummy baked goodies for breakfast or snack time muffins. I personally can't wait to try the Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Betty Crocker Website:
Betty Crocker Facebook Page:
Betty Crocker Twitter Page:

Visit to download a printable coupon for $.80 off one package of any variety of Cereal Muffin Mix. One Lucky US winner will win the prize pack listed below and looks like first photo.

Box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal muffins
Box of Cocoa Puffs cereal muffins
Box of Reese´s Puffs cereal muffins
Therm O Snack

"Disclosure: The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark." a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sweepstakes #MyBlogSpark Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust Whole Grain

The Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain was simple to use. Just open and unroll!! Follow package prep and add your favorite toppings and you have a masterpiece. I was wondering how the whole wheat would taste and it kind of reminded me of lasagna crossed pizza. My boys and I had a great time working together to create dinner tonight and it turned out tasty.

Give it a try and get a printable coupon for $1.25 off one package of New Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain @

We had one monster pizza pie. What went on our Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain?
Bell Pepper
Hamburger Meat
Mild Cheese & Mozzarella Cheese

Pillsbury Website:
Pillsbury Facebook Page:
Pillsbury Twitter Page:

Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain  is available in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store. We also have a prize pack for one US readers.

VIP coupon for New Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain
$10 Visa gift card
Baking sheet
Oven mitt
Pizza cutter

 “Disclosure: The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark.” a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, August 17, 2012

LoveSac Bloggers Wanted

I'm sharing this free blogger event but, I'm certainly going to enter cause it would match my living room. You should participate too, just look at it!

Sponsored by LoveSac & hosted by Mom to Bed by 8

Prize: Four Cushion Chaise Sectional with Chocolate Rhinoplush Covers {RV$3,260}
The event dates: 9/10 - 10/1
Free Event ~ Sign-Up Here - LoveSac Event Bloggers Wanted

Thursday, August 16, 2012

$10 Color Sweepstakes

I haven't started an art school even though it looks like it. I love to stocking up on items during back to school sales. This supply of crayons are actually going to be part of the presents we are giving my son's classmates for Christmas. I've planned a head and I'm saving money:)

Want to win a $10 Gift Card to Walmart or Amazon, winner's choice to get started on Holiday shopping.

Disclosure: Sweepstakes is presented 100% percent by me:) Open to whom ever can use a Amazon or Walmart card.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop

Floors catches messes, germs, bacteria like "MRSA, Salmonella, Staph" and thats why I was so happy to try the Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop. I trust Hoover product for my floor care, already having a Hoover SteamVac with Spin Brush for my carpets, I know Hoover makes quality products and I wanted to put their power to work in my kitchen as well. A mom with two little boys, you know a mess is going to happen. My boys are indepentant and love to help in the kitchen and I know with the Hoover Steam Mop messes are no problem and I'm keeping my family safe. Mom has a secret cleaning weapon against germs!!
The Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop is so easy to use! Add the micro fiber pads, filling both removable water tank and solution tank your on your way to clean and disinfect floors. One thing you may be wondering when fill solution tanks, the little tube does not have to be submerged in the water. Once turned on the steam mop takes 30 second to produce steam and that's faster than boiling water:) If you just want steam leave out the solution and this can be done by adjust the solution control dial on the front. To adjust the stream of solution when pulling the trigger set the dial on the front. The head moves with the turn of the handle, it maneuvers very well. Pushing back in lock position to stand straight up on it's own.
The thing I enjoy about the Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop is the speed of using it and the easy clean up after using it. The micro pad are easy to attached and un-attach, when finished cleaning just step on the expose pad and pull free and toss in to the washing machine. This steam mop can clean multiple hard surfaces and refresh your carpet too. Cooling tray provided to set mop on while cooling and in storage.
Disclosure: “I received a sample of the Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.”

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Giveaway Linky Thursday 8/16/12

Thanks for stopping by Giveaway Linky Thursday list your giveaways and enter some Stop by Night Owl Mama to link up your giveaways too.

8/31 all mighty pacs Prize Pack
8/31 Dyson DC24 All Floors Lightweight Upright Vacuum
8/31 Heelys Skate Wheel Shoe
8/22 Xtrema Cookware 6 Piece FridgeX Round Cookware
8/22 Dinosaur Train Theme Fabric
8/22 Hunger Games Books & DVD
8/22 Diamond Cash Giveaway "Melter Gems, Warmer, $100 Visa GC

Xbox 360 Event- Bloggers Wanted

Xbox 360 & 3 Games Giveaway Event-Bloggers Wanted
Free Event

Hosted by: Mom Blog Society

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

all Mighty Pacs Sweepstakes #MyBlogSpark!

This was my first week trying the all mighty pacs, why did it take me so long? Why waste time measuring, when you can just drop a pack and go. These pre-measured doses of super concentrated detergent that help get out tough dirt and stains and leaves a fresh smell. all mighty pacs have active stain lifters to deliver the cleaning and stain removal benefits as regular all. As always follow safety procedures and follow storage suggestions.

all®mighty pacsTM coupon for $1 off the new all®mighty pacsTM Enter to win a cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line with Nickelodeon activities and entertainment. Please note that the contest will be ending August 23rd.

US winner Prize Pack all® mighty pacsTM gift pack will contain:

all® mighty pacsTM
One 24-count of all free clear mighty pacs
One 24-count of original mighty pacs
Reusable laundry Bag
Beach Towel for those mighty fun moments
Beach Ball for family fun

“Disclosure:  The information, products and additional all mighty pacs gift pack was provided by all® through MyBlogSpark.” a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, August 13, 2012

New Corvette Bedroom @thestep2company

Yes you have heard right, Step2 has a Corvette Bedroom Suite!

Corvette® Toddler to Twin Bed with Lights, Corvette® Dresser™ & Corvette® Storage Chest™! I know my sons would flip for this! What about your children what would they love for Christmas from Step2?

Have you signed up for Step2 Birthday Club for special offers, sales, new product details & coupon codes!

Disclosure:  All opinions are my own. Just Sharing

Fisher Price 10 for 10 S@LE

It that time at Fisher Price, A 10 for 10 deal!!

10 items......$10 each, while supplies last! Go check out the the SALE!   Use Code TENAUGUST at checkout, only August 13 & August 14.

Go Baby Go!™ Press & Crawl Turtle
Little People® Wheelies™ Play 'n Go Construction Site
GeoTrax®: Disney•Pixar Cars 2 Criss-Cross Track Pack
Little People® Splash ’n Scoop Bath Bar
Made by Me!™ Spin ’n Spiral Doodler™
Thomas & Friends™ Preschool Good Night Thomas
Loving Family™ Outdoor Barbeque
Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3 Big Roarin’ Rex
Rescue Heroes® Jake Justice™ & Motorcycle
Brilliant Basics™ Spray ’n Lights Bath Whale

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Woolite Insider @Crowdtap

As a mom to two boys, clothes get passed down to the youngest. So in order to get better looking dark hand me downs, Woolite® Extra Dark Care is saving money in the long run with not having to buy new clothes. Little boys seem to be the roughest on their jeans and especially the fading in the knee area. I can't stand my little one's clothes looking old and wore. I want them to look their best and will keep my dark's dark and long live your jeans.

I'm interested in preserving our clothes and so are other parents. While participating in an exclusive Woolite® Extra Dark Care sampling and vie to become America's Next Top Wooliteer and Crowdtap, I decided the best way to share 11 Woolite samples with families like mine. I handed the 10 samples out at a kids birthday party. Moms get a present and extend the life of their family jeans. This turned out very positive cause after the cake and ice cream spills, they could try the product right away:) "If they didn't already have Woolite at home."

I used one sample here and the last sample went to my mail lady. She is beyond awesome and brings mail to my door instead of blowing her horn like some. She knows I have little ones and she is considerate.

Disclosure: Samples of Woolite Extra Dark Care was sent to my family by Crowdtap as a Woolite Insider. I've shared samples with friend and family.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Giveaway Dyson DC24 All-Floors Lightweight Upright Vacuum

I know a Dyson right, we all want one. Years ago I won special Pink Dyson and we love it! I can tell you it is easy to empty with the press of a button. I'll be wishing everyone good luck on this one:)

Mom Powered Media proudly presents the Dyson DC24 Giveaway

Dyson "The Ball" DC24 Vacuum
Impress yourself with your beautiful floors when you use the Dyson DC24 All-Floors Lightweight Upright Vacuum. Ultra lightweight and compact makes vacuuming with this machine effortless. The Dyson "Ball" technology turns the vacuum on a dime with no loss of suction, combined with the patented Root Cyclone technology makes this one extreme powerhouse of clean.

Dyson "The Ball" DC24 All-Floors Lightweight Upright Vacuum Includes:
  • Bristle brush
  • Product manual
Product Features:
  • Clear hygienic dust collection bin - empty the bin with a push of a button
  • Lifetime washable HEPA filter - requires no maintenance and lasts for the life of the vacuum
  • Fingertip brush control - turn brushbar on and off at the touch of a button
  • Motorized brushbar - powerful bristles remove dirt and pet hair from carpets
  • On-board tool storage - brush, stair and crevice tools store right on your vacuum so they're always on hand
  • Reversible wand - for dual usage
  • On-board tool storage - brush, stair and crevice tools store right on your vacuum so they're always on hand
  • Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Many vacuums use filters to trap dirt, which can cause clogs and suction problems. But Dyson, maker of the world's first cyclonic bagless vacuum, features technology that uses centrifugal force to separate dirt out of the airflow, so the vacuum doesn't clog. Dyson proves no loss of suction using the IEC 60312 Cl 2.9 test standard. As the only vacuum to be certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and featuring Clean Exhaust Air, it's easy to see why Dyson is an excellent choice for all your floor surfaces.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Win Norwegian Cruise with all mighty pacs #MyBlogSpark!

all®mighty pacsTM coupon for $1 off the new all®mighty pacsTM Enter to win a cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line with Nickelodeon activities and entertainment. Please note that the contest will be ending August 23rd.

Disclosure: All® was provided to my family through MyBlogSpark.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Giveaway Linky Thursday 8/9/12

Thanks for stopping by Giveaway Linky Thursday list your giveaways and enter some Stop by Night Owl Mama to link up your giveaways too.

8/22 Diamond Cash Giveaway "Melter Gems, Warmer, $100 Visa GC
8/31 Heelys Skate Wheel Shoe
8/22 Dinosaur Train Theme Fabric
8/22 Hunger Games Books & DVD
8/12 Hot Dots Jr. Pen & Card Set
8/13 $50 GC for Simple Addictions Boutique
8/22 Xtrema Cookware 6 Piece FridgeX Round Cookware

Heelys Wheel Skate Shoe Giveaway & Review

Days before school stating we were debating what style of shoe my son would wear. He loves light up shoes, the color blue, and they had to have adjustable straps on top. Would you believe it, Heelys have just that shoe. Except these shoes have a double fun factor, they have wheels, well 2 wheels to be exact.

The shoe of my sons dreams is the Heelys X2 Bolt style, the bolts light up. They are trimmed in blue, black, silver, white. To tell the truth at his age of 5 years old I was scared of just one wheel skate but, thought he could balance better with the second skate. He is still catching the hang of them, but loves'em to pieces and shows them to everyone. He thought he could slide them on and skate like a pro but, has realized it takes practice and balance.

Noted: Each HX2 shoe has two removable wheels for better balance and control, making it an ideal choice for less experienced skaters. In addition, the HX2 models do not require as much leg strength, which allows younger users to lift their toes more easily and skate more comfortably. Like one-wheeled Heelys, the wheels in the HX2 models are completely removable. After wearers become more accustomed to skating, HX2 models can be converted into a regular pair of Heelys by removing one of the wheels. Pop out both wheels and the HX2 becomes a regular street shoe.

On the first day of school, he did not have the skates on them, we popped the wheel loose and add the heel plug. At the end of the school day when it's time to play we use the provided plug removal tool and exchange the plug and fit the skate wheels in to the bracket.

Heelys are the shoe that can be worn with or without the wheels. Heelys has adult sizes available too! Families can roll together:) The Heelys X2 is new for Fall Winter, also an athletic shoe, and a shoe made specifically for girls and a street shoe with improved outsoles.

Noted: Athletic shoes that are substantially lighter than traditional Heelys, making them ideal for students who play sports or have active lifestyles.  The new athletic design -- Swift -- was created with a compression molded EVA midsole, as opposed to the rubber cup sole with which Heelys are typically made. This allows the shoe to be incredibly lightweight, the lightest Heelys made.

"Lifestyles," was designed especially for females. It includes more fashion-forward colors and styles. Heelys has never designed a line just for girls/women. One of the new lifestyle designs is the Socialite

Customers can purchase them through Heelys' online shop, as well as through popular online retailers, such as Zappos and Amazon.  Thanks to Heelys one lucky US reader can win a pair of Heelys shoes of their choice.

Disclosure: Sponsor provide a product for my family to use and giveaway prize. All opinions are mine own and other views may be different from that of my own. Life Is A SandCastle is not responsible for prize fulfillment. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Diamond Cash Giveaway "Melter Gems, Warmer, Visa GC"

Melter Gems remind me of panning for gold and gems in the mountain. At least you know your getting some great scents and a ring is in every 22 oz package. Rings can range from $10 to $1000 value. Yep! I'd take my chances with the Melter Gems.

Soylicious premium soy bean wax candles and tart chunks are made from two types of American grown soybeans, with natural botanical oils added to give them vibrant colors and a creamy texture. Along with their soy soap, room sprays, and electric tart melters you are sure to find something to Satisfy your Senses! Soylicious products are backed by a 100% Satisfaction guarantee!

Soylicious provides a wide range of opportunities for their customers:
  1. Easy of online purchasing through
  2. Home parties, basket/binder party and online e-shows earning the hostess free products!
  3. Consultant opportunity: Low start up cost only .99 cents. No minimum purchase requirements. Reasonably priced products. Earn top commission and discounts from the start.

A ring in every 22 oz. package!
Worth $10 - $50 - $100 - $500 or even $1000
What are Melter Gems? They are crystals that have been colored and infused with high quality fragrance oil. You place about 1/4 cup in a Glazed or Glass top melter/warmer. They release fragrance much faster then waiting for wax to melt. Within just minutes your entire home will be filled with your favorite fragrance. Want to change fragrances, just pour out the Melter Gems in your melter, quick wipe with a paper towel, put in new fragrance.

One lucky winner will receive a Soylicious Full Size Warmer, 22oz package of Melter Gems and $100 Visa Gift Card.

Giveaway ends August 22nd at midnight eastern, open to US and Canadian residents only, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Life Is A SandCastle is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.  
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

1st Day of Kindergarten

I walked out of Kindergarten today holding only one little hand, the oldest stayed with my heart. I felt a heavy feeling walking out. He was like a fish in water, so happy:) I can't wait to find out how his day went.

Little brother needed a backpack and shirt just like his big brother. He is taking a nap as I type:0

The school traffic was out of control, there is only parking lot spaces for 1/4th of the kids that go there. Can't wait to see wait pickup looks like :(

Update: It was a great day at school for him, traffic was beyond horrible, and we are rolling with the flow.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Weekend Kindergarten, Fishing, Worms

I can't believe how nervous I feel. We go to meet my son's kindergarten teacher today. He was up at 6:00 this morning excited and we got some last minute errands to run. Today is also mom's long chemo treatment as well.

Yesterday, we got in a family fishing trip in the boat, the boys do better in the boat than on land fishing. Well it rained on us so we had to jump in the truck until the storm passed. We went back fishing and there was a very little mist of rain. We caught a few and my husband lost a big fish, which he said was my fault:)

I love to hear my son fishing, he says he's and expert fisherman, he's gonna caught his nanna a fish. The little one did great and kept wanting to play with the worms.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

@FarmRichSnacks Pinterest Contest Life's Funny Family Moments

Farm Rich is on Pinterest!!
In celebration, they are hosting "Life's Funny Family Moments" on Pinterest between now and September 3, 2012.

Grand Prize winner will win a  professional photo shoot for your family, $500 Gift Card, & your family photo feature.

10 winners will win a new digital camera valued at $100


Don't forget  and enter the #KidsWhoGive Contest by Sept. 30 for a chance to win great prizes for good causes!

Source: via Farm on Pinterest

Disclosure: Just sharing with friends, cause it's fun. Nothing received.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Giveaway Quilting Treasures Dinosaur Train Fabric

Get ready for Kindergarten Month with Quilting Treasures and Dinosaur Train. Hands on crafts using scissors for arts and crafts projects make children more comfortable using these and other tools in kindergarten.

Quilting Treasures, has the cutest Dinosaur Train Material perfect for all fans. They also have different craft projects like the Dinosaur Train Pencil Case, fun nap mat & crayon roll, bigger projects. Check out all the Quilting Treasure projects and the great selection of other children fabrics, Thomas the Tank, Little Golden Books, Run Run Robots, Goodnight Moon, Mr and Mrs. Potato Head, Peanuts, Richard Scarry, Wizard Fun and much more!

Win 2.5 yards of Dinosaur Train themed fabric & 1/2 yard of coordinating fabric. Fabric will be randomly selected.

Disclosure: Sponsor provided information, pics, & prize. No compensation was received and Life Is A SandCastle is not responsible for prize shipment.

Support and follow Sponsors
Follow The Jim Henson Company:

Follow PBS Kids:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Feed Your Hunger Giveaway Books & DVD

Have you seen hunger games? Without ever reading the book I saw it advertise and thought there would be something to add to the list for my husband to watch. Now I think I'm going to watch it too, since I've heard how good it was.

Mom Powered Media, connecting with bloggers the super mom way!

Hunger Games Synopsis
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. 

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister’s place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she’s pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Big thank you to Mom Powered Media owners: Mom to Bed by 8, Powered By Mom and Real Mom Reviews for organizing this exciting, entertainment event.

Friday, August 3, 2012

@Kolcraft #JisJeep Twitter Party 8/7

 J is for Jeep Twitter Fitness Party!
Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the J is for Jeep Twitter Fitness Party on Tuesday, August 7 from 11 am until noon CST. No need to RSVP, just come to the party by following @Kolcraft on Twitter and using hastag #JisJeep and win a  J is for Jeep® Wrangler Sport Jogger for more details see Kolcraft.

A few of the MANY features:
iBaby sound system for music on the move
Air filled tires
Forward locking swivel wheel
Shock absorbing suspension
Reclining seat

Disclosure: Just sharing cause it's fun and friends should know:)

Diamond Cash Event Bloggers Wanted

Mark your calendar and make plans to join!

The Diamond Cash Event hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prizes: Soylicious Full Size Melters + Melter Gems and $100 Visa Gift Card

The event dates: 8/8 - 8/22

Sign-Up Here - Bloggers Wanted

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Giveaway Linky Thursday 8/2/12

Thanks for stopping by Giveaway Linky Thursday list your giveaways and enter some Stop by Night Owl Mama to link up your giveaways too.

8/12 Hot Dots Jr. Pen & Card Set
8/13 $50 GC for Simple Addictions Boutique
8/4 Zoobies Blanket Pet
8/22 Xtrema Cookware 6 Piece FridgeX Round Cookware

Phase 4 Films Smitty, Freddy Frogface, & DonkeyX

We got three movies from Phase 4 Films for the month of July, "yesterday." We began watching last night and again this morning. All three films can be found at Redbox locations, Walmart, Target, &

Smitty- I really enjoyed Smitty, a good life lesson movie about learning from mistakes, family,true heart & soul healthy movie. A kid that finds his way into trouble gets sent to live with his grandpa that has not been a part of his life for 13 years. Self centered until a little dog teaches him a lesson about love. My children would watch it here and there but, a little to mature for their ages of 3 & 5. Like I said, "I really enjoyed it."

CAST: Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Mimic), Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, 3:10 to Yuma, Ghost Rider), Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Why Did I Get Married Too?), Jason London (Dazed and Confused, Out Cold)
DonkeyX- A little donkey seeking acceptance from Nobel Steeds and a knight competing in a jousting tournament compete showing everyone their strengthens and team work. This one kept losing the kids, it didn't really hold their attention. The story line seems a little too complicated & strong worded for my 3 & 5 year old.

CAST: Steve Salazar , James Phillips , Joe Lewis

Freddy Frogface- Victor and his dog "Sausage" are having to deal with a bully, Freddy Frog Face. It's really gross how he got that nickname. Trying to get to the circus for a chance to perform in a talent show with sausage, Victor and his friend have to be clever and dress up. Victor likes to trick Freddy too, but who will win in the end?

CAST: Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Angels and Demons, The Candidate), Thure Lindhardt (Into the Wild, Angels and Demons)

Disclosure: Sponsor sent films and some snacks for us to give our honest feed back on these films. No other compensation was received.