Saturday, October 25, 2014

Taylor Swift and Scholastic Partner Up to Talk to Kids About the Power of Reading #SharePossible



In support of October as National Bullying Prevention Month, Scholastic and global superstar Taylor Swift will present an exclusive video featuring an inspiring, personal conversation about how reading and writing can help kids “shake off” mean comments and open their world.

The 30-minute exclusive video will air on Scholastic.com beginning on October 29 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. You can register to watch this meaningful video here.   Taylor will also share the books that have most influenced her and a never before seen clip from behind the scenes at one of her recent music videos.


In a nod to her multi-week No. 1 international smash hit single, “Shake It Off,” Taylor will discuss how music helps her shake off the tough moments in life.  Following the video, students can enter Scholastic’s This is How I Shake it Off” writing contest* for the chance to win tickets and a meet-and-greet for two at an upcoming Taylor Swift concert, along with accompanying flights and accommodations. Additional prizes for runners up include a signed guitar and signed copies of Taylor’s new “1989” CD. Students in grades 3-8 attending a U.S. school can enter the contest by submitting a one-page creative essay or poem about how they shake off mean comments and hard times. More details, Official Rules and the contest entry form can be found at:  www.scholastic.com/taylorswift. *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter by December 11, 2014. Void where prohibited.  
 
Check out these free resources that address bullying, building resilience and fostering a love of reading in kids:


*For Teachers: Articles and tips about how to address bullying in classrooms, available at: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit/bullying-everything-you-need, as well as writing activities to get students in a creative spirit, available at: http://www.scholastic.com/taylorswift/pdfs/activities.pdf. 

*For Parents:  A guide to the sensitive issue of bullying, including lists of anti-bullying books for every age and expert advice available at: http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/collection/bullying-teasing/parent-guide-to-bullying.  

As part of Scholastic’s Open a World of Possible reading initiative, the company hopes to encourage conversations in classrooms, at home and online (with #SharePossible) so teachers, parents and children can share ideas and advice about simple ways to incorporate more reading busy lives.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Craftsy.com: FREE & Discounted Online Classes + Select Sewing Kits, Fabric, & Yarn Up to 70% Off!


Craftsy
 
Now through 10/24 at 11:59 MT,  check out Craftsy's Halloween Flash Sale where they are offering select Kits, Fabric, and Yarn up to 70% off! Save on Quilting and Embroidery supplies, Sewing Kits, Knitting supplies, and more!


And if you've been wanting to learn a new skill like sewing, photography, baking, knitting, drawing and more, check out all of the online classes being offered on Craftsy.com! Some of these online classes are being offered free or you can browse here to check the list of current discounted classes.

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Fun, Spooky and DIY Halloween Crafts


Boo! Halloween is just around the corner. Are you ready with all the cute costumes and spooky decorations to make Halloween all the more fun?!

To celebrate Halloween, Country Woman is inviting you to get creative and has put together a collection of fun, spooky DIY Halloween crafts  that you can make with your friends and your kids.  Most of these crafts are easy and yet, very fun to make!

 

Upcycled Jar Jack-o’-Lanterns: Jack-o’-lanterns are a Halloween staple, but you can’t hold onto a carved pumpkin for next year. It’s easy to transform old jars into glowing lanterns you can use year after year—and you can use them as either decorations or candy pails!  Full instructions here.



 
No-Sew Halloween Tote Bag: You can put plain canvas grocery bags or other tote bags to use to give your trick-or-treater a boo-tiful personalized treat bag. With just some felt, glue, and other fun craft supplies, you and your child can scare up this cute bag together, with no sewing required. Full instructions here.



 
Easy Glue Spider Webs: Prepping for a party or looking for new ways to decorate your front porch? You can add spookiness to your Halloween décor with lacy-looking glue spider webs that float in the air on monofilament thread. They come together in just a few minutes, and iridescent glitter or glow-in-the-dark powder give them a special pop. Full instructions here.
 


Simple Halloween Silhouettes: For instant Halloween atmosphere anywhere in the house, you can decorate with spooky silhouettes of classic Halloween characters. I find this seriously cute and spooky.. perfect for an entryway table or mantel display! For the full instructions, go here.

For more creepy crafts, spectacularly spooky décor and clever costumes, visit this page, or download the digital version of Country Woman on the iPad, Nook, Kindle or Google Play & Android.  

*Country Woman is the #1 Country Lifestyle Magazine published bi-monthly for women who live in or long for the country. Each issue features a large food section filled with mouth-watering, down-home recipes for today’s cooks, including winning recipes for the issue’s contest. There are also ideas for easy and frugal country decorating, casual entertaining, fun and appealing crafts, garden tips, lifestyle stories, health advice, puzzles, nostalgia and more.
 


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Trick or Treat at LEGO Stores on Halloween!



Have LEGO fans at home?  Well, on Halloween this year, take them trick-or-treating at the LEGO Store near you!

Just have your kiddos wear their Halloween costume to the LEGO Store on October 31 and they'll receive a special LEGO Halloween treat! Offer is valid only at the LEGO Store on October 31, 2014 while supplies last and quantities are limited. So plan your time well to make sure you get there early!



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Sunology: Why You Should Wear Sunscreen Everyday #HowTheSunSeesYou


Sunology recently invited me to watch this powerful video concerning sun protection. After watching this video, I vowed to myself never to skip SPF again!


Video producer Thomas Leveritt took to the Brooklyn streets and set up a camera with a special UV light and monitor, capturing men, women and children’s SHOCKED responses when they discover the damage to their skin. The worst part? It’s invisible to the naked eye.

Leveritt reminds us of the importance of daily sunscreen use, showcasing the imperative actions we must take to avert sun damage.


I'm a little weird about applying products on my (and my family's) skin and I know that many sunscreen brands are loaded with unnecessary chemicals that we don’t need. So it's great that the Environmental Working Group’s 2014 Sunscreen Guide is out to guide us consumers in the right direction - like, which sunscreen products are safe to use and offers the best sun protection.. urging us all to make sun safety as essential as seat belts.


The EWG sun protection guide also lists sunscreen products that they recommend to use and I'm glad that the Sunology brand (our favorite band of sunscreens) holds a level 1 ranking. I love that this brand is committed to offering broad-spectrum protection without the use of any man-made chemicals in their active ingredients. They also use inactive ingredients in their sun protection products that contain vitamins and antioxidants that supplement the skin's natural oils, thus promoting healthy, youthful skin. I am now an avid Sunology sunscreen user and I also love the fact that Sunology offers the highest SPF recommended by the FDA made with natural active ingredients (SPF 50). 

For more details about how Sunology protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, go to their website at: www.Sunology.com. Right now, they are offering FREE shipping with purchases of $25 or more. Plus, 10% of the sales they will make for the month of October will be donated to BRIGHT PINK in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: "I received sunscreen products from Sunology necessary to facilitate my review. All reviews and opinions expressed are 100% my own".

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking + Quick & Easy Chicken Enchiladas {Recipe}



Let's face it. For busy parents, spending hours in the kitchen after a long day can be unrealistic. So for me personally, anything that helps make my hectic daily schedule easier is of great value to me.  That’s why I'm thrilled about the Campbell Soup Company's new line of cooking innovation from its classic Condensed brand: the new Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking.


This new line of pourable, ready-to-use soups (which you can get in four flavors) are just what every busy parent need to create delicious, homemade meals in 30 minutes or less! Flavors include:

·         Savory Portobello Mushroom – Great for stroganoffs and skillet dishes
·         Creamy Herb & Garlic with Chicken Stock – Perfect for pot pies and casseroles
·         Sweet Onion – A savory addition to meatloaf and pork skillet dishes
·         Mexican Style Tomato – A south-of-the-border blend great for Mexican skillet dishes

What's neat, you can find great recipes on the back of each of these Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking carton, as well as at MealsIn30.com.

Here is a recipe for Easy Chicken Enchiladas -- my personal favorite.. and my husband and kids love these too!

 

What You'll Need

 
1 carton (14.5 ounces) Campbell's® Mexican Style Tomato Soup
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese (about 4 ounces)
8 flour tortillas or corn tortillas (6-inch), warmed
1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

 

How to Make It


1. Heat the oven to 350°F.  Stir 1/2 cup soup, the chicken and 1/2 cup cheese in a medium bowl.

2. Spoon about 1/4 cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla.  Roll up the tortillas around the filling and place seam-side down into an 11x8x2-inch baking dish.  Pour the remaining soup over the tortillas.  Cover the baking dish

3. Bake for 25 minutes or until the enchiladas are hot and bubbling.  Top with the remaining cheese.  Sprinkle with the cilantro, if desired.

For more Quick and Easy recipes like these and more, visit MealsIn30.com and check out select Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking tutorial videos on YouTube.com/CampbellsKitchen.

These new Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking are priced at $2.19 per 14.5 ounce carton and can be found in the soup aisle of grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide.  You can also get a coupon for $0.5o off any Campbell's Soups for Easy Cooking  for a limited time. 


*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: "This is a sponsored post written by me for Campbell's Kitchen.  I received promotional products necessary to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own".

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Flu Shots for the Whole Family at CVS MinuteClinic


With the flu season now in full swing, it's important to remind ourselves to take preventative measures to maintain healthy habits and protect ourselves and others from getting influenza (the flu). The  flu is a respiratory  infection  caused by a virus that can develop very quickly. With flu, you always have a fever and usually includes common symptoms such as headache,  sore throat, dry cough, stuffy or runny nose.

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses is to take the a yearly flu vaccine.

Here are some facts and myths about the flu and what you can do to protect yourself and others from getting infected with this seasonal virus:

How serious is the flu? Certain people are at greater risk for complications with the flu, including seniors, young children, pregnant women and those with certain health conditions like asthma or diabetes. A misdiagnosed flu can lead to complications, so if you are unsure if it’s the flu or a cold, see your doctor or MinuteClinic practitioner.

When is “flu season?” The timing, severity and length of the annual flu season varies from one season to another, but outbreaks can begin as early as October, and tends to peak around January or later.

For how long is it contagious? The flu can be passed on even before someone realizes they’re sick, since most healthy adults can infect others 1 day before and up to 5-­‐7 days after becoming sick. Children or those with weakened immune systems, that period is even longer.

Did you know there are several options available for flu shots? Here are some:
  • Regular seasonal flu shot
  • Intradermal shot for those who might be squeamish about needles (approved for adults 18-­‐64; this may or may not be covered by insurance)
  • High dose vaccination for customers 65 years and older (provides an elevated level of antigens, which can create a stronger immune response in senior

Flu Vaccination: Myth Busting! 

Myth #1:  I only need to be vaccinated once.  A new flu vaccine is developed each year to fight the strains that are most likely to be prevalent for the season, so it’s important to get your flu shot each year. 

Myth #2:  People start getting sick once cold weather hits, so it’s too early to get my shot. The CDC recommends to get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine becomes available, ideally by October (outbreaks can happen before Halloween!). It takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop in your body to provide protection, so it’s not too soon. 

Myth #3:  I’ve heard you can get sick from a flu shot.  It’s actually impossible, since the vaccine is made from an inactivated (dead!) virus, so it cannot give you the flu. If you get flu-­‐like symptoms after getting your flu shot, it’s likely that you were exposed to the flu after you got vaccinated but before the vaccine took effect, which can be up to two weeks. (The only real side effect of the flu vaccine might be soreness or redness where the shot was administered!)


Flu Prevention:

How can I protect myself and my family? Vaccination is the first line of defense against the flu. Eating right, exercising and getting plenty of rest can also help, but the single most effective way to avoid getting the flu to get a seasonal flu shot!

Who should get the shot? Since getting a seasonal flu vaccine is the single most effective way to prevent getting the flu, the CDC recommends that anyone ages six months or older be vaccinated, including those who were vaccinated last season. 

Try some of these daily tips to keep healthy and help to prevent cold and flu:
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often, especially after you cough or sneeze.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze, and discard of the tissue in the trash. Sneeze into your sleeve if a tissue is not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, as germs can spread easily that way.
  • Avoid contact with those who are sick. Flu is thought to be mainly spread from person-­‐to-­‐person contact (coughing and sneezing doesn’t help!).
  • If you’re sick, stay home from school or work to keep others from getting infected. 

     
And if you're close to a CVS MinuteClinic, it's great to know that they offer flu vaccinations for patients 18 months and older.  Note that if you have a child between 6 and 18 months, they should receive their vaccination from a pediatrician.

As far as health insurance coverage, most health insurance plans including Medicare Part B, typically cover the full cost of a flu shot, and MinuteClinic accepts most insurance, as well as cash payments.

And as an added bonus, you will receive a 20% off CVS/pharmacy Shopping pass when you get a flu shot at CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic

To learn more about the flu, visit www.cdc.gov/flu. MinuteClinic also has great information on flu shots, including their full vaccination offerings on this page.

*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: "This is a sponsored post written by me for CVS MinuteClinic.  I was provided a flu shot voucher and a promotional product to thank me for my time in facilitating this post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own".

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

ToysRUs: FREE LEGO Bat Signal Event Today (10/18)



Head's up for LEGO fans! If you have a Toys”R”Us near you, head on over there TODAY, 10/18, from 12-2PM for a fun and FREE LEGO Bat Signal mini building event! Kids ages 9 and up will be able to build and take home their free LEGO craft. Plus, you'll get a FREE LEGO Bricktober set with your construction purchase of $75 or more! A new set will is being offered each week through November 1st.

Also, if you have a baby born in 2014, you may also want to check out the Baby's First Halloween event at Babies R'Us today from 10am-11am.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Shutterfly: 10 FREE Personalized Cards (Just Pay Shipping)


Shutterfly Free Stuff

Happy to share a fantastic free offer from Shutterfly today! :)

Now through October 20th, you can score 10 FREE Personalized Greeting Cards at Shutterfly! Just enter the promo code GREETINGS at your checkout. You can choose from 6×8, 5×7, 5×5, or 4×8 flat, 5×7 folded, 5×7 trifold or 3/4 folded cards.  Offer is available for new and existing customers. Note that you’ll have to pay shipping which will vary based on your order. I tested this on (10) 5×7 cards and my shipping charge was $5.99. Still a great deal for high quality, personalized greeting cards to help me get a holiday head start!

I've ordered my greeting cards here in the past and I highly recommend them for great service and superb products!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What Makes You Feel Beautiful For?


"What makes you feel beautiful for?" 

That question is something that we all have a different answer for. I know it's a cliché, but I do believe that physical beauty is subjective and is something that is unique to each one of us. The reality is, I am imperfect. We all are. I can honestly say that although I try to be as presentable as possible when I go out, I won't always look chic, or have perfect, made up face and hair. Some days, I'm fine with just my hair gathered up in a ponytail with my comfiest jeans and shirt when I go out. Believe it or not, I feel perfectly fine with that.

Me in between my sister Lourdes on the left and my cousin Lucille on the right - who are both beautiful to me in the 'real' sense of the word! 

Now that I've become more mature as a mom, wife and as an individual, I realize that the power to feel beautiful comes from within me. To me, nothing warms my heart and makes me feel beautiful than a warm hug or a cheerful smile from either one of my little boys, or a surprise, tender kiss from my husband. Even our pet cat Oscar makes me feel beautiful whenever he stares at me and then suddenly jumps on me and lazily lays on my lap! :) 

True, I have my moments of weakness.. but who doesn't? Everyday, we're bombarded with images of perfectly svelte supermodel bodies, of what's the "latest" in fashion so we buy more stuff, or of how to avoid fashion faux pas (that God knows we all commit on a daily basis)... I mean, as busy moms who hardly ever have the time to go to the salon or shop for the latest "cool" clothes. I'm sure I'm not alone in my thoughts that busy moms (or any busy person no matter what her/his career is) face the same challenges. These things and more.. make us feel anxious or less confident about the way we look. Thus, feeling "not beautiful enough".

Enjoying the beautiful red rock mountains!  (Sedona, Arizona- February 2010)

But only when I've learned to stop and thought about what really matters to me - the love and affection of family, the loyalty of friends who mean a lot to me, or in those moments when I show kindness and compassion to someone and know that I made a difference in that person's life and vice versa, noticing the beautiful in simple things around me, gracefully accepting my own flaws and imperfections. To me, those are who and some of the things that inspire me to embrace my unique beauty and make me feel beautiful for.  So even when I don't look perfect in the outside, it's about how I feel in the inside. And I know that I'm beautiful, no matter how I look any day. I truly believe that it's very important to see the beauty in myself so I can inspire my own children to feel the same about themselves. 



That's why I was so excited to share Dollar General and Dove's partnership in helping us celebrate Real BeautyBoth brands believe that examples of unique beauty are all around us and deserve to be rewarded!  So for this reason, they are offering a nice deal on Dove and Vaseline products between now through 10/19! Just stop into your local Dollar General store to instantly save $2 when you spend $7 on any Dove or Vaseline products in-store! 

So, what makes you feel beautiful for? Do you also believe that beauty is a state of mind? Please share!

*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: "This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Global Influence Network for Dove and Dollar General.  I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own".

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*TODAY ONLY* Cute Two-Tone Infinity Scarves, Only $9.95 Each with FREE Shipping



Today's fab deal from Cents Of Style is a super cute Two-Tone Knit Infinity Scarf for only $9.95 which already includes FREE Shipping!


You can choose from five different colors – teal, pale pink, gray, green/yellow and pink. But hurry, this offer is valid TODAY ONLY (10/15/14) or while supplies last! These infinity scarves are perfect now that we're really starting to feel the cooler Fall air!

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What's Your Astrological Power Color?


Your color-coded horoscope

What's Your Astrological Power Color?
This is a TotalBeauty.com Makeup article
Even if you don't check your astrological horoscope daily, you know that your zodiac sign uncannily matches your personality. Bring out the best qualities of your sign with these power colors.

See the color that matches your zodiac sign.        

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