Monday, December 27, 2010

It's here

The time of year where we all groan & go "How are my pants not fitting any longer?"
Yep.
New Years will be here in a matter of 4 days
&
So will our resolutions.


As mine is every year, I want to lose weight.


This book is going to help me!

Here's a little over view (courtesy of One2One Network):
Cynthia Sass, the creator and co-author of the New York Times Bestselling Flat Belly Diet presents her new break-through, 30-day weight loss program Cinch! targeted to end overeating, leaving dieters feeling full and satisfied while enjoying the best food combinations to burn fat and boost metabolism.


The program starts with the 5-day Fast Forward plan that ends erratic eating by focusing on five simple foods—spinach, almonds, raspberries, eggs, and yogurt (or vegan-friendly alternatives)—eaten in a variety of combinations. These first 5 days promise up to 8 pounds of weight loss. Each of the five foods is low in calories yet loaded with nutrients and natural satiety-boosters, which allows you to “detox” from junk foods without feeling deprived.


The remaining 25 days of the program are packed with foods that offer maximum fat-burning, improving metabolism while unlocking the secret to the body’s satiety center with foods that the latest research shows turn on the body’s “I’m full” signal. As in Flat Belly Diet, all of the meals for the full 30-day program are created for you and are fully interchangeable. As an added feature, vegan and vegetarian options are covered so the plan can be adapted to fit any lifestyle.

So what do you think?
Sounds like something you are willing to give a try?
I am.
I mean, really, anything has got to help.
Considering my tush is starting to become the size of Canada.

So tell me, is weight loss on your resolution list this year?

*Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this promo. I was, however, entered into a drawing for a $25 g/c*

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winner! Winner! Dunkin Donuts Dinner!

The winner of the Dunkin donuts gift prize, per random.org is comment #10:



~Cyndi~ Donut me COOKIES!!! All of them, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodles...bring on an extra 5 pounds of body fat with that too!


So, Cyndi, come on down!
You are the winner.

Email me your address so you can get your prize!!!!

Congrats chica!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ho! Ho! The Dough! Dough!

Dunkin Donuts that is.


The holiday season is upon us.


So is the cold weather.


Soo.......


What better way to kick off the season than with a warm, fuzzy giveaway?
Sent to you by Dunkin Donuts!
Yes!


What do you get?
Take a gander (yes I know it's on its side, I can not, for the life of me, turn it the right way)
You will get 2 "10 for $10" coupon books (10 med hot coffees), 1 one pound of DD coffee & 2 of the new "in demand" fleece hats.

O yes!
Holla!

Of course, I am going to make you work for this!
That's right.

For the mandatory entry I want you to leave a comment with "Donut me" & your fav food this time of year.

Extra entries are:

One entry for following the bloggeroo! Leave me a comment letting me know.  If you already follow, leave me a comment telling me.

Tweet this contest & leave me the link in a comment.

Follow Meghan's Mindless Mutterings on Facebook.

So get to get.
The giveaway will end 12/14 @ 8pm est.

Merry Christmas!

*I was not compensated in anyway for this giveaway*

Friday, December 3, 2010

Norah Jones - "...Featuring" - Available Now

Norah Jones - "...Featuring" - Available Now

Saturday, November 27, 2010

And the first runner up...

is not able to complete her reign which means
She didn't contact me in the time given.
So.....the new first runner up is:

Renee

Send me your addy Renee & I'll get the coupons in the mail to ya!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ladies & Gentlement, We have a Winner!

The winner of the Marie Callender's Bakes Free Coupons is: 

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted the giveaway

And the first runner up is:
furygirl3132 said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/6066577686396928
Eloise


So, my dear, winners please email me your details (full name/address) & I will get your prizes out to you.

The winners have 48 hours to contact me.
If I do not hear from them, I will draw 2 more winners.

Caio!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Marie Callender's Review & Giveaway

Marie Callender's Bakes...sounds tasty, no?
Recently I was able to try 2 of them.
They are tauted as being more homestyle flavor and easy to make.

I chose two different ones, the Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese
&
Creamy chicken Alfredo w/ Sun Dried Tomatos.


Easy peasy to make.
You can pop them in the microwave and in under 15 minutes (including wait time) you will have a piping hot meal for 2 (or 1 if you are so inclined) or you can "bake" them in your oven in just under an hour.

The beginning of the week I had a little car trouble and did not make it home in time to make what I was going to for dinner, so I heated up the Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese in the microwave.
I got out two bowls and put some in each for me & the Cheekers.

Cheeks ate it but didn't seem thrilled with it.
He is 4 and it definitely doesn't look like the boxed yellow mac & cheese so he was a bit apprehensive.
I chowed down.
It was good, creamy albeit spicey.
I was surprised by the spice to it.
Not overly spicey but a bit of a kick.

Tonight we did the Creamy Chicken Alfredo w/ Sun Dried Tomatoes.
Loved  it.
Bow tie pasta w/ veggies in a creamy sauce.
YuMmers!
Again, under 15 minutes and dinner was on the table.
For being a frozen meal it tasted totally homemade.
I actually felt good about serving it with all the veggies in it & believe you me, there were a lot.
Cheeks wouldn't eat it.
Said he didn't like it.

I would say this would be great for older kids to share with one another for lunch
or
For a quick mid-week meal for one or two.
Little kids may be taken aback by the spice or all the veggies or the fact that it probably doesn't look like what they are used to.

I noticed at my ShopRite they were on sale for $4.99.
Not a bad value.
Good to keep on hand for a last minute, quick meal.

Now the fun part.

I have 2 coupons for "FREE" Marie Callender's Bakes.
Yep.  Free.
I also have a few cent's off coupons to win as well.

So that means 2 winners.
Grand prizer gets the freebies, runner up gets the cents off.

Here is what you have to do:

Mandatory:
Leave me a comment saying "Bake me!"  Then maybe tell me what your favorite "baked" 'meal is.  Frozen or from scratch.

Extra entries.
One each.

Follow the ole bloggeroo, if you already follow leave me a comment telling me.
Post on twitter & leave me a link in the comments.

That's it.

So get!
Go out there & try to win.

Contest will be open til Monday, November 22 @ 8pm est.

*This review is in conjunction with The Motherhood. I was compensated for my review BUT all opinions are my own and that of my happy tummy*

Wanna get Tangled?

Trust me when I say you wanna get Tangled!
Cheeks, the Aunt Erin & I were fortunate enough to see a preview of this movie.
Can you say "My new fav!"
Even Cheeks was sitting on the edge of his seat.
And it was in 3D.   Holla!

Seriously, this is a great movie.
I see a Broadway show being made out of it.
The score is fantastic.

There is a little bit of everything in this movie.
Fun, romance, action, drama.
It's definitely geared towards children of both sexes.
Not to mention it's appeal for adults.

Here's a little synopsis:
Walt Disney Pictures presents “Tangled,” one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told. When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. In theaters this holiday season in Disney Digital 3D™, “Tangled” is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair.



Seriously, if you just want to lose yourself for 100 minutes this holiday season and have a good time, go see this movie.
You will not be disappointed.
You can meet Pascal & then you will understand why I fell in love with him.
So cute!

Tell me, what is on your movie to see list this season?
*I did not receive compensation for this movie.  I did get to see it for free but had to buy my own snacks for me & the Cheeks, $15.25 later I saw a terrific movie!*

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Drops Today!

This is a must for under your tree, in your stocking or around the menorah.

Break out a little Norah Jones and you have set the mood for relaxation, good music and great moods.
The woman can sing and is a classic jazz artist!
Love her!
Love this cd.

This cd spans most of Norah's career and features her with artists ranging from the Foo Fighters (love them!) to Willie Neslon (um, nice braids?).  She stands out on all of the songs.

Check out the tracks:
1. Love Me – The Little Willies

2. Virginia Moon – The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
3. Turn Them – Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones

4. Baby It's Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
5. Bull Rider – Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
6. Ruler Of My Heart – Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
7. The Best Part – El Madmo
8. Take Off Your Cool – OutKast featuring Norah Jones
9. Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
10. Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John – Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
12. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
13. Loretta – Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
14. Dear John – Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
15. Creepin' In – Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
16. Court & Spark – Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
17. More Than This – Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
18. Blue Bayou – Norah Jones featuring M. Ward


I, of course, listened in the mini van & even Cheeks was tapping his foot along with the music.
The cd is FABULOUS!!!!!!

Check out Norah's tour schedule here plus samples of the songs and other goodies!!

Norah Jones

Of course, don't forget to fan her on the ole Facebook.
I have, make sure you do!

Honestly, I really can't say enough about this cd and how much I love it.
It's definitely going into heavy rotation in my mini van.
That's right, I rock the mini van 10 cd changer.

So tell me, are you a fan of Norah's?

*This post is in conjunction with One to One Network.  While not compensated for my review, I did receive a cd to keep and have been entered into a contest for a gift card.  All opinions are my own*

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tangled

I'm going, are you?

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wilson Phillips: Christmas in Harmony

Believe it or not, today Nov 1st, is the unofficial start of the holiday season.
At least according the retail world.

Well what better way to kick it off than a review of some fun Christmas music.
I am a sucker for all of it.
I count down the days til our local radio station goes all Christmas.
It's true.
I am a geek.

One of my fav Christmas cd's is "Hey Santa" by the Wilson Sisters.

Well imagine my surprise when I found out that the Wilson Sisters got back with Chynna Phillips to give us a new Christmas album this by Wilson Phillips:
Christmas in Harmony


Talk about melodic voices.
This cd is a fun, holiday romp for everyone.

Check out the play list:

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day



Little Drummer Boy


Warm Lovin’ Christmastime


When A Child Is Born


Christmastime


Silent Night


Santa Clause Is Coming to Town


Silver Bells


Sleigh Ride


Joy


Winter Wonderland


The Christmas Song


Our Prayer



My favorite is Santa Claus is coming to Town.
Not only is it fun, it reminds my 4yo that Santa is always watchin.
Good disciplinary tactic this time of year.

You can here some of the music here:
Click me!

Wilson Phillips is going to perform their new Christmas single "I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday" on Good Morning America & The View.  Can't wait!

So if I were you, I'd definitely check this cd out.
It's worth it & will keep you in a constant happy mood this season.
I promise.  Tee hee.

Tell me what is your fav Christmas carol?

*Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review.  I was supplied the cd.  All opinions are my own, as a long time Wilson Phillips fan!*

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Holidays are a comin!!!

I don't mean to shock you
BUT
holidays are a comin!

Yep in less than two months Hannukah & Christmas will be here.
Are you prepared?
Me, not really but Im not sweatin it.

What is on my mind, is Christmas cards!
Since I have had Cheeks I tend to send photo cards.
I always enjoyed getting photo cards from people & seeing how their children have grown.
When I look for Christmas cards I always look for ones that I can put 3 individual photos on of each of the boys.
I leave Bobster & I off because I want my family & friends to enjoy the card, not burn it in a voodoo ritual.
Just sayin.

I tend to go to Shutterfly every year for my cards.
Why?
Check out some of the cute cards they have.
Go on:

This one is the one I sent last year.
Well it had my boys on it because to leave those kids on it would just be weird.

How fun is this card?
It's a foldable card.
Love it!

This year I am throwing around the idea of either sending Thanksgiving cards, you know, to avoid the rush.
Say like this
Or even Happy New Year cards because that ways it's unexpected & sort of like a bonus, keep the holidays going sort of thing!
Love this one.  I could include all the kids & even hide a pic of me & Bobster.

Of course, Shutterfly also has great ideas for photo gifts.
Like say a nifty calendar for the grandparents.
I totally love Shutterfly.  They always have the cutest cards and honestly, that's where I've ordered my cards from the last 3 years. 
I get a lot of compliments on my Christmas cards from the recipients so that is always great to hear.
So, if you are in the need to get some cards, make sure Shutterfly is the place you look first.
I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

*This post is sponsered by Shutterfly.  I was compensated with a code for free cards.  All opinions are my own.*

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Winner, Winner, Ooh That's a Zinner!

Zinner is a word.
I just made it up.


So are you all waiting with baited breath to see who won this:
Well thanks to Random.org the winner has been picked!


It is:
True Random Number Generator
Result:
27


Who is it you ask:


Rita from MegRyansMom who said:

Megryansmom and of course I already follow this blog

megryansmom@sbcglobal.net
October 20, 2010 9:40 AM

Well sister, following paid off.

Send me you address & last name...LOL

The winner has 48 hours to send me the info or I will pick a new winner.

Thanks!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Are you ready for a giveaway!??!!!

Who doesn't love giveaways?
Not me...love them. 'Specially when I win!


Who doesn't love donuts?
Not me...I could eat a dozen in one sitting. Yes, yes, I'm bragging.


Who doesn't love Halloween?
Not me...love the holiday. Where else do total strangers give you candy just for dressing up?


Who doesn't love coffee?
Me, I actually can't stand it BUT I hear Dunkin Donuts coffee is the bomb-diggity yo!


Now that brings me to my giveaway.
In honor of the Halloween holiday, the powers that be at Dunkin Donuts have generously supplied me with this:
What's that you ask?
I'm so glad you did.


This giveaway will be for:
2 Trick or Treat bags.
1 bag of Dunkin Donuts coffee
&
a $31 DD gift card to get your fill of donuts, coffee, munchkins, whatev strikes your fancy.


What do we have to do to win Meghan?
Again, so glad you asked.


Mandatory entry:
Leave me a comment telling me your favorite item @ Dunkin Donuts.
That's it.
EZ Peasy, cottage cheesey.


Now for the extra entries:
For one extra follow the blog & leave me a comment telling me so. If you already follow leave me a comment telling me that as well.


For another entry tweet about this giveaway, once a day & come back & leave me a comment with the link to the tweet. This is a once a day & for every day you do it, you get an entry.


That's it.


The giveaway is open til Oct 21st, this Thursday, at 8pm est.


What are you waiting for?
Go!
Enter!
Tweet!
Follow!


Let's win some coffee & donuts.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tease

Check back here.
Monday.
For a giveaway.

Let's just say it consists of something for the kids, something for you & something for everyone, if you choose to share.  All thanks from our favorite DD place.

Just sayin!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Kids Are All Right by Diana & Liz Welch with Amanda & Dan Welch

As you know I belong to an online book club.
From Left to Write is the name of the club.
Catchy eh?
I like it.

Anyway our lastest book is The Kids Are All Right by the Welch children.
It's a memoir.
What an awesome book.

As a background these children lost their father, mysteriously in a car accident, then the mother is diagnosed with cancer that eventually takes her from her children.  The book chronicles the individual memories of these children.

Thankfully my sister and I have not lost either of our parents.  I am curious to know her memories vs mine of our parents.  Especially because she is 13 years & 6 days younger than me. Not to mention, our parents divorced when I was 15 and she was 2.  She doesn't remember all of us living in one room together nor does she remember all of us living together at all.

I remember my dad bringing home the police car so my friends and I could see inside.  I remember taking a day every holiday season to go shopping with my mom (that Nana) & my Nana.  I especially liked when we went to Clover and at in their little restaurant.  I don't think my sister even remembers Clover. 

My sister and I have our own memories of doing stuff together, just us girls.  I am sure she will remember certain details that I may not or vice verses.

Could I ever write a memoir of our memories? Maybe.  Would it be as well written and thought provoking as The Kids Are All Right? Not sure but I'd give it a good try!

Tell me, what are you reading right now?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

VTech Voices: Downloadables!!!!

VTech has done it again!


They have created a page with 6, count em 6, downloadable stories for the VTech V.Reader.
The best part.....you can download them for FREE.
Go here:  Click me!


Oh that's right.
FREE!
And the saying goes: If it's free, it's for me. LOL


I have downloaded them & Cheeks is loving it.
He totally loves his V.Reader.
Thank God!
It keeps his interest and he loves to share the "new" thing he finds everytime he plays with it.


I am so glad I got to be a part of VTech Voices.
This is a dynomite company & one that if you have little ones you definetly wanna check em out!

Do you have a reader?
Do your children love it?

LMK.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Room by Emma Donoghue

This month my book club decided to read Room by Emma Donoghue.


Let me preface this post with:
OMG! This book is fantastic!


Beautifully written by Donoghue, it is heartbreaking, gut wrenching, joyful, suspensful and thrilling all at the same time.


Basically this is a story told by a newly five year old's perspective. He lives in an 11x11 room with his mother. They are prisoners of their capture.


This book captures what many must have thought about the Jaycee Duggard story.


I know that I would have done everything the mom does in this story. I may have lost my mind a time or two. Just being indoors in my own home with my energetic four year old is trying at times.


There were times when I was reading this book that my heart raced and ached. I always had in the back of my mind what I would have done had this been me and my Cheeks. Not an easy thing to imagine. Something I hope is forever the unimaginable.


As we all know there are some pretty sick tickets in this world. Instead of focusing on the villian in this case, Donoghue focuses on the innocent victim. I could hear my little guy telling the story and I saw many similarities between my guy and "Jack."


While I can't relate personally to this story nor would I want to I can say this is one of my top 5 fav stories ever. I would say it's #2!!! Emma Donoghue is a fabulous story teller, her words express pain in a poetic way yet let you know the horror that really exists.


Thank you Emma for writing such a magnificent story.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Last Chance ~ Nominate Your School!

Hey all you parents of school aged children (including preschool) this is the last week to nominate your school to win a $50K grant.

Um, hello?! $50K can go a long way.

Clorox is sponsoring the contest so get to gettin & nominate your school!!!!
It takes just a few minutes & is so worth it.

Click here: Click me!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ah Ragu, I love you!

Raise your hand if you have picky eaters?
Seriously.
I'll wait.








Ok, I see you & you & Mary & Sally....why am I having flashbacks to Romper Room?


Anyway I have 3 boys, the youngest by far is the pickiest.
I can not, for the life of me, get vegetables into this child.
He will occasionally eat green beans but most times it's accompanied by gagging sounds.


What I can get into him is pasta.
Lots of it.
And now, thanks to Ragu I can get veggies into him as well.


Ragu Old World Style Traditional Sauce now has 2 full servings of vegetables in every half a cup.
Hello!
2 veggies = half a cup.
Score!


Ragu Old World Style Traditional Sauce now is thickier, tastier and the perfect component to pulling together a quick easy dinner.  I love to do quick easier dinners after a long work day.  So much easier. 


They also know have a facebook page:
Ragu Facebook
Go "like" them to get great recipes & possibly great offers...you never know!


First I want to know, what is your favorite Italian meal.
Leave me a comment. I will pick one person who comments to highlight on my blog at a later date!!


Ok!
Go!


**Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a RagĂș® prize package in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place**

Monday, September 13, 2010

School of Rock: Free Week!

School of Rock.
A kids dream really.

I know it's my 11 yo guitar players dream.

Do you know that
School of Rock is the national leader in music education? Music education if falling victim to budget cuts in our public schools. School of Rock is perfect for keeping music in your children's lives. They offer lessons in guitar, bass, vocals, drums and keyboards for kids ages 7 – 18.

The school's mission is to inspire kids to rock on stage and in life!

School of Rock's performance-based curriculum teaches kids to play rock music in a unique and interactive way. Professional musicians teach students of all levels, developing both their music skills and confidence. School of Rock operates 58 schools in 23 states.

They are currently offering one week free.
Oh, that's right.
FREE!
It includes on private lesson (30-45mins) & one Rock 101 class (90 mins).

Sign up here:
School of Rock Free Week & make sure to input the code: SORBLOG/MeghansMindlessMutterings to get in on the deal! Implement it in the questions/comment fields & the school will contact you. Please not you must use your free week by Oct 31, 2010.

You can find School of Rock on Twitter: click me.
&
Of course on Facebook: click me

So what are you waiting for.
Go check em out.

*Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I am entered into a contest to win a Yamaha guitar or a gift card. All opinions are mine, the step mommy of a guitar player!*

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Winner! Winner! McDonalds Dinner!

And the winner of the Clorox Power to a Bright Future Backpack giveaway is:

sahmadventures who said:

I nominated my son's school, Ritchie Elementary School. They have an indoor swimming pool where every spring the school has swimming lessons. I want this to be able to continue for many years to come!

So send me your full name & address so we can get your prize going.

Congratulations!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Clorox~Power a Bright Future (& have a little giveaway too)

What a great time of year for Clorox to be doing this!!!!
Back to school is upon us &
Clorox wants to celebrate.

I remember always wanting to go back to school. I was happy to get out but the draw of new school supplies & the great smell that comes with that always lured me back to wanting to go.

Now I am passing that on to my children.
My youngest, Cheekers, attends the best preschool EVER!
He goes to
Just Children in South Jersey.
I can not tell you the education he is getting & he is only in preschool.
Every teacher there is knowledgable & goes out of their way to make sure my son gets the individual attention he deserves. He learns & has fun!
Not to mention that school is uber-clean! It sort of shines when you walk in from the gleam of the floors. This I like!

Cheekers loves his teachers. Especially Miss Trish.
Miss Trish is currently in school to become an art teacher.
Not only does she look like Snow White, she has her disposition too!
Miss Trish is patience with all the children, has the most creative ideas and is always looking to expand her knowledge.
She definitely loves children & this is important when you work with kids!

I will be nominating
Just Children
&
Miss Trish for Clorox's Power a Bright Future grant program.

Let's take a look at why we need to nominate our schools for this great grant!

· Music, art and sports offer some of childhood’s most memorable experiences, but recently, budget cuts in schools nationwide mean many of these programs are being cut. We know these programs can be critical to a child’s educational experience, and can be just plain fun.

· Each year parents hold fundraisers to keep enrichment programs in schools. Now there’s another way to raise money for your child’s school: Power A Bright Future, created by the Clorox Company, will help brighten kids’ futures with school grants to help fund critical programs. Parents and teachers can help kids continue to learn and play by nominating their school programs for a Power A Bright Future grant from the Clorox Company.

· Since 1980, Clorox has donated $80 million to non-profit organizations and community programs with a focus on schools. This year, the company is awarding four grants, totaling $110,000, to help fund school programs that will brighten and enrich the lives of kids.

· There are multiple ways to participate and win. In addition to nominating your school and voting, participants have the chance to win a variety of daily prizes including supplies for your school and coupons for Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, Clorox® Regular-Bleach and Clorox2.

· As part of the Power A Bright Future grant program, Clorox is seeking nominations for school programs for a chance to win a $50,000 grand-prize grant or one of three $20,000 grants to help provide critically needed resources to school programs that enrich kids’ lives and create brighter futures. In November, four schools will be chosen to receive grants and the opportunity to impact the lives of children in their communities.

· For more than six generations, Clorox has been a trusted stain remover and disinfectant, ultimately helping to keep families healthier, cleaner and happier. Clorox wants to continue to celebrate these activities that help kids continue to learn, play and create. To nominate a new or existing school program, visit www.Clorox.com from August 12 to September 27, 2010 and choose the category that best represents your idea. The three categories include: Learn, Play or Create. Upload a photo and a short summary of how the grant would make a difference, for example:

o Learn: Education-focused programs (e.g. establishing a school recycling program)

o Play: Sports and exercise-focused programs (e.g. building a playground)

o Create: Arts-focused programs (e.g. funding an after-school music program)

· Nominators will receive exclusive Clorox classroom tools and the chance to win coupons for Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, Clorox® Regular-Bleach and other great prize packs daily.

· Once the nomination period has closed, we will leave the voting up to you. Between October 4 and November 1, be sure to vote for your favorite nominee. To encourage votes for their entries, nominators will receive a “Promote-it!” kit with tips on how to encourage votes, like sharing on Facebook and an e-mail for friends and family members.

· For official rules and to nominate a school program, visit
http://www.clorox.com/.
Now Clorox has been generous enough to offer my fine readers a gift in the form of a giveaway.
Here is what they are giving:

· Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
· Dr. Harley Rotbart’s book Germ Proof Your Kids
· Clorox Hand Sanitizer
· Tissues
· Fun stickers
· Crazy cutting scissors
· Markets/pencils/crayons

All in handy dandy backpack.

Here is what you have to do:

Mandatory:

Leave me a comment after you have nominated a teacher/school telling me who you nominated & why. Doesn't have to be long, just short & sweet.

Extra entries.

1. Become a follower. If you already are, just leave me a comment telling me so.

2. Follow me on Twitter (mkw70) & tweet about this giveaway. Leave me a comment with the link to your tweet & your twitter name.

That's it.

That's 3 chances to win & remember it's all for the schools & the children!

What are you all waiting for...go! get! schoo! Go do what you have to do & let me know.

Giveaway closes Sept 3 @ 8pm est.

*I was compensated for this post by The Motherhood & Clorox. All thoughts on schools & teachers are 100% my opinion and not a direct result of the compensation*