Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Why I will use Charmin this holiday season! #MC #TweetFromTheSeat {sponsored}


“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” 

2014 is on its way out the door friends.  I'm not sure where the year has gone to but I do  know the holidays are here and I will have a few holiday celebrations to attend. As I am sure is the case for many of you guys.  One of the things I always worry about when hosting a holiday party is a clogged toilet. Nothing puts a damper on a party like a clogged toilet. Charmin and Roto-Rooter have teamed up to ensure you that your plumbing will stay clog free even during the busiest of times (like the holidays).

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Here is a little story from Whiteheads Christmas Past.  Last Christmas Eve my entire family gathered at my parents home.  This is a holiday tradition for our family. Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Grandparents they were all there.  Last year my son who was four at the time went to visit the potty. Now sometimes four year old think they require a lot of toilet paper.  I mean A LOT like the whole entire roll. OOPS!  A four year old might not be as horrified by an overflowing toilet either. They might stand back and watch as the mess ensues with shocked delight as water runs onto the floor and makes a huge mess all of the once clean bathroom floor.  Oh the horror when I peak in the check on my little angel to see water and gobs of toilet paper everywhere with him standing front and center in his best dressed holiday outfit getting soaked.  I just stood there for several seconds with my mouth on the floor I do believe. Shock, Exasperation I'm not sure what it was .  I ran to the go to man when I have a problem "My Dad." 

I'm pretty sure he was as shocked by the scene as I.  Luckily for me Dad was discreet with the clean up and although I was hot in the face with embarrassment it wasn't as bad as it could have been.   Plus they have two bathrooms so the guest were able to use the other one while the clean up took place.  This year I'm planning ahead and we're using Charmin


Did You Know: 
  • More plumbers use Charmin toilet tissue than any other brand. 
  • If your toilet clogs from Charmin toilet tissue you can get your money back.
  • Charmin has partnered with Roto-Rooter America's largest provider of drain and plumbing services.  They want to remind customers of their clog free and septic safe guarantee.

Charmin has a variety of products for families.  Our families top choice to get the job done is the Ultra Soft Charmin bathroom tissue.  That's what you'll find in our bathroom this holiday season. 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

LG OLED is a fun family gift from @BestBuy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  

Are you looking for a new television or maybe a home theater this holiday season?  Now that I have discovered the LG OLED at Best Buy I can just imagine the entertaining we could do. We could have some amazingly fun parties with friends featured around our favorite movies, football and how about them kids shows. Something fun for the entire family!  I can just imagine memories in the making here. With the amazing images on the  LG OLED it is like being picked up and put into the picture.  It's like you are right there.  Amazing! Lg's latest technology is like nothing you've seen before.   

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What is OLED TV?
The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21" thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG's exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here :LGOLEDatBestbuy.com

LG  55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV
·         Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color - delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.
·         4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
·         Super thin design (consider how to show visually)
·         Find content faster with webOS 
A system available at Best Buy's everyday price of $3499.99 (save $500).  

Since it is #HintingSeason be sure and share all about the LG OLED with your family and friends.  What would be the first show you'd watch if you had the LG OLED at home? 

 photo LG_OLED_Infill_smallerfile2.jpg I am so impressed with the vivid colors and the images from the LG OLED. They just make me say Wow!  It is amazing to see where technology takes us. Your first kiss. A baby's first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG's latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you've ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

 photo HolidayTree2014a.jpg Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party on Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy

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Tuckaway Shores Resort a Hidden Gem of Florida's Space Coast #TuckawayShores

"I was provided with a complimentary stay at Tuckaway Shores Resort as part of a Media Trip. All opinions are my own. " 

Planning a weekend getaway or just ready to escape and relax for a bit?   Pack your bags and head to the little town of Indialantic, Florida.  You will find a classy little beach town with a little bit of hustle minus the bustle.  You will also find the very lovely Tuckaway Shores Resort.  Tuckaway Shores offers guest that authentic old Florida feel and so much more.


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The first thing I did when checking out my room was throw open the door to take in the view.  I love a good beach view.  The view of the Atlantic Ocean from my suite was breathtaking to say the least.  You can't get any closer than this.  Just steps away from the backdoor of my room to the beach.  I had a first floor room and could have spent my entire trip just relaxing on the patio with a good book and the sound of the waves.


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Salt, Sun and Peace medicine for the soul at Tuckaway Shores Resort

I have never stayed on the first floor before when staying on the beach and I have to say I positively loved it here at Tuckaway. I felt as if I had my own little backyard to enjoy.  I could have spent my entire trip in that chair  Total relaxation!

More than a view:



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Being a smaller resort definitely has its perks.  It's easy to get to know your neighbors and make new friends .  Plus the customer service is amazing.  The staff really pays attention to you and your needs.  I had a cold and the lovely Suzanne checked on me several times to see if I needed anything special.  (just the thought touched my heart). Jacqui  the resort manager is one of the sweetest ladies ever. She is more than happy to help you make arrangements for travel plans, or just chat about the area.  I love that these two ladies are so passionate about the area and can be helpful and also teachers about the space coast! The Space Coast has a lot to offer.

Tuckaway Shores is also a part of the Superior Small Lodging Association.  The Superior Small Lodging Association has high standards for their members that helps ensure both quality and value.  Tuckaway Shores takes pride and care that their rooms are super clean and will pass the Small Lodging Standards. They have been award the white glove and prestigious awards.  I give them a thumbs up because my room was definitely spotless.

The suites at Tuckaway are 2 rooms with a full size kitchenette.  I love that you have a full working kitchen.  When I am traveling with my children I always look for this.  Having boys we can go through some food and snacks. This really helps with the vacation budget.  Speaking of budget a stay at Tuckaway Shores is very affordable. The price range is $125-$145 per night.

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Tuckaway Shores has a wide range of beach chairs and toys available for their guests use.  (really nice)  You might like to try out one of their amazing outdoor cookers "Big Green Egg" . We got to taste some really amazing dishes during our stay from local Eggheads.  You can smoke, bake everything on them it really is just to neat.   Tuckaway gives you everything you need to use the cooker you just buy your own food. There is a local market and also grocery store very close by.


If you get tired of the beach there is always the heated pool and plenty of seating for socializing with friends and family.  You can also visit some of the many Space Coast Attractions like the Brevard Zoo  where you will find a small zoo with  adventures like kayaking with giraffes and zip lining, Take the kids Kennedy Space Center and teach them all about our space history. Check out Port Canaveral and the new Exploration Tower.  The area is also known for its many wildlife refuges.  We enjoyed bird watching in the Viera Wetlands during our visit.  The Space Coast is also nesting ground for many sea turtles during the months of May - October 1.  Come during that time and perhaps take part in this amazing experience but do remember that it is against the law to touch or disturb them.  Don't forget to eat. There is some fine food to be had here like Rusty's Seafood and Oyster Bar and Sand On the Beach .

Check out our video of fun things to do on the space coast:




Now that you have heard and seen all about my trip I'm sure you'll want to go and visit yourself. We have a special promo from Tuckaway Shores for you. Now until December 15, 2015 book your stay at Tuckaway and receive  a  twenty (20%) percent discount just use promo Code: “Blog”.   The only exceptions or blackout dates are the months of Feb., March and holidays or special events.   

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PromotionalCodes.Com Black Friday Giveaway #12DaysOfGiveaways

Are  you going to be hitting the stores Black Friday trying to save a dollar or two over the holidays? Or maybe you'll stay at home and do some shopping online?  I'm not sure what I'll be doing but I savings is definitely the plan. One of the ways I choose to save is PromotionalCodes.com .  And they have a fun new promotion going on in the spirit of the holidays "12 Days of Giveaways".   12 Days of daily prizes what a great way to save on your holiday budget win the gift !  

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What do you need to know about the 12 days of Giveaways?  To begin with they start today November 24th and they will end on December 5th.  You can enter as often as you like (cool right).
Be sure and check your inboxes because the winners will be notified each day by email. You'll want to know if your that lucky winner! In addition to the 12 Days of Giveaway contest there is also a smaller social media giveaway called Jingle-All-The GIVEAWAY. By going to the landing page and following PromotionalCodes.com on their social media channels you will be entered to win 10 additional prizes valued at $100+

So head on over to check out the 12 Days of Christmas Here! 

Good Luck friends! 

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Larry The Cable Guy Jingle All the Way 2 DVD Giveaway and Holiday Printables #JingleInsiders

"As a Fox Home Entertainment Insider I will receive a copy of Larry the Cable Guy Jingle All the Way 2 on Blu-ray for review. All opinions about the film are my own. " 

The holiday season is here.  Things get so crazy around the holidays. You have parties and shopping and so much to do. Don't forget to enjoy some family time and relaxation to. A great way to chill and relax is movie night. Super easy to grab some popcorn and have some laughs on the couch.  And Guess what movie is going to be out just in time for this Holiday season... 

Git-R-Done This Holiday Season as Jingle All The Way 2 Arrives on
Blu-ray™ Combo, DVD and Digital HD™ December 2

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LOS ANGELES, CA (October 30, 2014) – Fill your stocking with a new holiday classic that will have the whole family laughing when Jingle All The Way 2 arrives on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and Digital HD December 2 from WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Comedy superstar Larry the Cable Guy and WWE Superstar Santino Marella bring laughs and holiday spirit to this second installment of the successful film franchise.
Two desperate dads compete in a no-holds-barred battle to be the best father and make this the best Christmas ever! Fun-loving, laid-back dad Larry (Larry the Cable Guy; Cars, Tooth Fairy 2) is having a bear of a time finding the perfect Christmas gift for his eight-year-old daughter, Noel. The season’s hottest toy, The Harrison Bear, is all sold out, and Noel’s new stepfather wants to keep it that way — so he can be the one to make her holiday wish come true. When Larry learns all Noel wants for Christmas is the bear, he’ll stop at nothing to make his little girl happy and get her the toy of her dreams…Co-starring WWE Superstar Santino Marella, Jingle All The Way 2 is heartwarming and hilarious fun for the whole family!
Jingle All The Way 2 is directed by Alex Zamm (Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts,The Tooth Fairy 2) and produced by Michael Luisi (Scooby-Doo! WrestleManiaMystery, Christmas Bounty, The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown) and Vicki Sotheran (The Sandlot 2The Sandlot: Heading Home).
The holiday cheer continues in the Blu-ray Combo and DVD bonus features including deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, a mock Public Service Announcement from Larry and Santino advising how you can stay safe while shopping this holiday plus a special Harrison the Bear TV commercial and an exclusive interview with the hottest toy of the season.

In the Jingle All the Way spirit we have some fun printable activity sheets for you also . 

MadLibs... do you guys remember madlibs? I use to love them way back many many moons ago.  Kids still do... that is pretty AWESOME right friends!  Print Your The Hunt to Find Harrison Bear Mad-Libs here. 

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And if Mad-Libs aren't enough to keep you busy we also have this Larry The Cable Guy Printable Christmas List.  Because lets face it we all need a Christmas List with Larry the Cable Guy at the top.  Don't you think?  Print Yours Here.

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Now for one more fun thing.  Who wants to win a copy of Larry the Cable Guy Jingle All the Way on Blu-Ray DVD?  Just fill out the easy entry form below for your chance to be our winner. Good Luck!  Remember (US entrants only please).



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Friday, November 21, 2014

Free Birds Blu-Ray DVD and Plushie Giveaway #FreeBirdsThanksgiving

 re-release... Free Birds!  Just in time for Thanksgiving !

This movie was one of my sons favorites this season.  He laughed and laughed and watched and watched Free Birds.  I was just telling my coworkers we needed to break it out for the kids today when I received a post about the re-release!   Of course hearing the news of the re-release I had to share with all of you.  We liked the movie so much I found that news just exciting as can be. AND one of our readers will receive their very own copy of Free Birds on Blu-Ray DVD with a Bonus Plush Toy too! Awesome Fox Home Entertainment! 
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From the Academy Award®-Winning producer of Shrek* comes a hilarious animated adventure about two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who travel back in time in order to keep their species off the Thanksgiving menu. Featuring an all-star voice cast, including Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler, Free Birds is loaded with laughs and stuffed with fun for the whole family! 

WIN: Fill out the rafflecopter entry for for a chance to be our winner. (US only) 
 
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  "As a Fox Home Entertainment Insider I received Free Birds blu-ray and Plushie for sharing. No other compensation was received for doing so. All opinions I share about the dvd are my own. Thanks" 
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Holiday Deals @TinyPrints


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All kinds of holiday deals at Tiny Prints.  It's that time of year!  November 20th thru the 26th You can Enjoy $50 off of your order of $150!  USE Promo Code : TPSAVE50

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