Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday


Sunday

"The Madeline Movie: Lost In Paris" Giveaway

Starring Jason Alexander, Lauren Bacall, Christopher Plummer and Andrea Libman

IN STORES APRIL 13, 2010 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY




Inspired by the classic books that introduced us to a dozen delightful girls who live in an old house in Paris covered with vines, Madeline is now in her first animated feature, The Madeline Movie: Lost In Paris.

Sweet Madeline has always dreamed of a wonderful life with her family and when her Uncle Henri unexpectedly visits Miss Clavels Parisian boarding school, Madeline is whisked away on promises of the wonderful new life, and family.

Madeline soon learns that her new life isn't all that she had hoped as she finds herself in the a terrible scheme to take her away from school. She has to use courage and smarts to stay with the only family she has ever known.

Want to WIN your own copy of The Madeline Movie: Lost In Paris? One Oh My Baby reader will be randomly chosen. Leave your comment by April 21st, 11:59pm EST. Good Luck!

To Enter: (this is mandatory)
Leave me a comment telling me who this movie would be for.

Extra Entries: (leave each as a separate comment)
- Follow Oh My Baby (3 extra)
- Add an Oh My Baby button to your sidebar ( leave me the link)
- Help spread the word and blog about this giveaway (leave me the link)
- Enter any of my other giveaways (one entry per giveaway)

I received this movie free of charge for review on my blog. I was not compensated in any other way. The views and opinions are my own and were not influenced.

The "Real Food Project"


Celebrity chef Bobby Flay and actress/mom Lori Loughlin have teamed up with Hellmann's® and Best Foods® Mayonnaise to unveil the Real Food Project on Hellmanns.com, a comprehensive online resource offering tips and ideas on how to create real meals made with Real Food.

Because videos are great for multi-tasking moms, The Real Food Project features a series of entertaining how-to tutorials, hosted by Bobby Flay, to give us tools and techniques to prepare great-tasting, at-home meals for our families. Just by visiting www.Hellmanns.com, you can access a wide range of recipes, including sandwiches, entrees and side dishes, all designed to please picky palates. There are even chances to win great prizes like a kitchen essentials bundle, Bobby Flay Grill It and Hellmann's® and Best Foods® products by playing the "Wheel of Real" instant win game and entering the Real Food Sweepstakes

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

Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday

A Tasty Trick for April Fool's Day

Disney FamilyFun Magazine has a ton of great ideas to help you pull off some fun and tasty pranks on April 1st, known better as April Fool's Day.

Fakin' and Eggs



Ingredients

FOR THE EGGS:
· 3 tablespoons white chocolate chips
· 12 yellow M&MS

FOR THE FAKIN':

· 1 square caramel
· 1 Tootsie Roll Midgee

Instructions

1. For the eggs: Melt the white chocolate chips according to the package directions. Transfer the melted chocolate to a ziplock bag and snip off a corner.

2. Squeeze nickel-size portions of the chocolate onto a sheet of waxed paper, then gently press a yellow M&M, letter side down, into the center of each. Let the candies cool. Makes 12 eggs.

3. For the fakin': Remove the wrapping from a square caramel and a Tootsie Roll Midgee. Microwave the candies for 4 seconds to make them soft. Use your thumb and forefinger to slightly flatten each candy piece, then press them together.

4. Halve the candy, then stack and press the pieces into alternating layers.

5. Slice a 1/4-inch-wide piece from the stack. Pinch and stretch the piece lengthwise into a flat bacon strip, then cut it in half. Add ripples to each half by gently bending the edges. Makes 3 strips (6 pieces).

Fake Spaghetti and Malt balls



Recipe Here

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Recipe Here

Everything looks delicious and your family will be even happier when they realize it's all a sweet treat :) For more fun ideas check out Disney FamilyFun Magazine.

Monday

Marketing Monday

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It's that time again...Marketing Monday at Trendy Treehouse. Stop by and enter your blog, website, photography, anything you want to promote.

Friday

New Designs and Products at Oh My Baby

I've been really busy lately over at my store Oh My Baby, yes there's a store not just a blog. However, I've been forgetting to blog about my store here. I make and sell many different personalized baby gifts and am so excited about some new designs and products I'm coming out with. Over the next few weeks I'm going to feature these items and encourage you to stop by and check them out. You will be able to visit my store Oh My Baby or click on the right side of this blog under "Oh My Baby Store" for several direct links.


Some of my favorite new designs are


Dog Face

Duck

One of my newest products is this adorable Neck Tie Onesie. I was so happy with the final product. Dear Hubby asked me to find fabric to match some of his real ties so the boys can match him ha!




The Neck Tie Onesie can be designed using any of our fabric choices.
Personalized Burp Cloth and Bib Matching Set


Personalized Hand Towels

Personalized Receiving Blanket



Personalized Baby Blanket - Fleece


Personalized Burp Cloth


If you want a certain color scheme or theme send me an email, I love custom orders!

Wednesday

Baby's First Phone Call Giveaway - 4 Winners!


Whether you're having your first child or fifth, things can be a little hectic and crazy, especially in the first few hours after delivery. With both of my kids, I remember just wanting to hold, snuggle and learn to feed my newborn babies. The last thing I wanted to do was get on phone and have to call 25 different people to announce their birth. Dear Hubby was in charge of the phone calls and he wasn't too thrilled about calling some of my friends that he didn't know very well. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a service that could make all of those phone calls for you? Then all of you would be able to enjoy the time with your newborn baby together.

Baby's First Phone Call is a new service aimed at expectant parents. Baby's First Phone Call is an automated call tree that allows new parents to notify friends and family of the arrival of their bundle of joy without the hassle of making dozens of individual phone calls, or leaving some friends and family to find out second- or third-hand.

Before the baby is born, parents set up their account and enter friends and family's names and numbers. After baby is born, the new parents make a single call recording a personal message with their big news and any information they would like to share such as hospital, room number, and baby's length and weight.

Baby's First Phone Call places calls to each of the phone numbers in the account. If the person answers the phone they hear the happy message. If they don't answer, the message is left on their voicemail or answering machine. In either case, there is an option for them to leave a return message that the new parents can pick up at their convenience.

How easy is that??

There are several call packages to choose from to accommodate the number of phone calls you would like to make. Here's some great news, FOUR (yes 4!) Oh My Baby readers will WIN a $50 gift certificate to Baby's First Phone Call. $50 will allow you to notify an unlimited number of friends of family members. I don't think it could get better then that.

At this time the 800-number is only available in the US and that it will only make calls to US area codes. It is expected that, as the service matures, North American capabilities will be added, possibly as soon as during 2010

To Enter: (this is mandatory)
Leave me a comment telling me someone you would call using Baby's First Phone Call service

For Extra Entries:
- Follow Baby's First Phone Call on Facebook
- Follow Baby's First Phone Call on Twitter
- Publicly follow Oh My Baby (3 extra)
- Add an Oh My Baby button to your sidebar (leave me the link)
- Help spread the word and blog about this giveaway (leave me the link)
- Enter any of my other giveaways

Four random Oh My Baby readers will be chosen and have 48 hours to respond. Leave your comment by April 7th, 11:59pm EST. Good luck!

I received a $75 gift certificate for this post. The views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Wordless Wednesday

Such a proud daddy!

Monday

Giveaway Ending Tonight


Make sure you leave your comments by 11:59 pm EST tonight for your chance to win a Mommy Mitten. Good Luck!!

Marketing Monday

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Friday

Duncan Hines Review & Giveaway




St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner! Bring a bit-o-luck to the kitchen this year with some easy and tasty dessert ideas from Duncan Hines.



CLOVER PATCH BROWNIES

Bring a bit-o-luck to the kitchen by creating these shamrock-covered Clover Patch Brownies using our Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix.
Ingredients:
• 1 pkg Duncan Hines® Family Style Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix
• 1 pkg pre-made marzipan or fondant
• green food coloring
• green toothpicks
Baking Instructions:
1. Bake brownies according to instructions on box. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut brownies into squares.
2. Meanwhile, knead green food coloring into marzipan or fondant until desired shade of green is achieved.
3. Form small (1-inch) 3-leaf and 4-leaf clover shapes out of fondant or marzipan. Be realistic and make a lot more 3-leaf clovers than 4-leaf clovers.
4. Stick clover shapes on top of green toothpicks.
5. Insert little bunches of clovers onto each brownie.



LEPRECHAUN KEY LIME CAKE

Try your luck with our cool, creamy, refreshing Leprechaun Key Lime Cake. There's a splash of lemon-lime in every bite thanks to Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake Mix, lemon pudding, lime slices and Key lime juice.
Ingredients:
Cake:
• 1 pkg Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe® Lemon Supreme Cake Mix
• 1 (3.4 oz) pkg lemon instant pudding and pie filling
• 4 large eggs
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 1 cup water
• 1/4 cup Key lime juice
Glaze:
• 2 cups confectioners' sugar
• 1/3 cup Key lime juice
• 2 tbsp water
• 2 tbsp butter or margarine, melted
Garnish:
• additional confectioners' sugar, lime slices and fresh strawberry slices
Baking Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 10-inch Bundt or tube pan.
2. For cake, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, 3/4 cup water and 1/4 cup Key lime juice in large bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until moistened. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes.
3. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 25 minutes. Remove cake from pan onto cooling rack. Return cake to pan. Poke holes in top of warm cake with toothpick or long-tined fork.
4. For glaze, combine 2 cups confectioner's sugar, 1/3 cup Key lime juice, 2 tablespoons water and melted butter in medium bowl. Pour slowly over top of warm cake. Cool completely. Invert onto serving plate. Dust with additional confectioner's sugar. Garnish with lime slices and strawberry slices, if desired

I received a box of a Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe® Lemon Supreme Cake Mix and Duncan Hines® Family Style Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix to try these recipes for myself. The brownies were chewy and gooey, just the way we like them. The Key Lime Cake was delicious! The cake was so moist and just melted in your mouth. The glaze is a great alternative to the extra sweet frosting that covers most cakes. I have to admit though, I had a hard time finding key limes at my grocery store so I used regular limes. I'm not quiet sure if the two limes have a distinctly different flavors but it was delicious all the same. Both desserts were easy to prepare and are a nice change from just following the box directions. They were a hit in this house!

Want to try and make these desserts yourself?? One lucky Oh My Baby reader will win
1 box of Duncan Hines® Family Style Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix and 1 box of Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe® Lemon Supreme Cake Mix. Random winner will have 48 hours to respond. U.S. addresses only. Leave your comment by 11:59pm EST April 2nd.

To Enter:
Visit Duncan Hines and tell me another one of their delicious recipes you would like to try.

For Extra Entries:
- Follow Oh My Baby publicly (3 extra)
- Add an Oh My Baby button to your sidebar (leave me the link)
- Enter any of my other giveaways (one entry each)
- Help spread the word and blog about this giveaway (leave me the link)

I recieved these products free of charge for review on my blog. The views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Thursday

St Patrick's Day Crafts and Recipes

Disney Family Fun magazine has tons of great ideas to help you celebrate this fun green holiday. J's favorite color is green so you can only imagine how excited he is for this big day.


Wee Leprechaun: Make-your-own leprechaun! http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/wee-leprechaun-667671/

Make a Festive Bowl-er: Create leprechaun hats by painting and embellishing paper bowls. (p. 34)

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt: Follow fun all the way to a faux pot of gold. http://familyfun.go.com/playtime/st-patricks-day-scavenger-hunt-708446/

To Catch A Leprechaun: Three clever traps for taking a stand against St. Patrick's Day mischief: Leprechaun Hat Pit Trap, Rainbow Cage Drop, Tricky Trapdoor http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/to-catch-a-leprechaun-710897/



Green Stamp: Spread the luck o' the Irish this St. Patrick's Day with a homemade shamrock stamp. Use it to decorate paper place mats, coasters, tablecloths, or anything else your little leprechauns wish to dress in green. http://familyfun.go.com/st-patricks-day/st-patricks-day-crafts-recipes-gallery-848733/#Green%20Stamp;1

Recipes

St. Patty’s Day Platter: Use a colorful variety of fruits for a rainbow platter. Marshmallows can act as the cloud at the end of the rainbow, and bananas for the pot of gold! (p. 29)

Clover Cookies: For St. Patrick's Day (March 17), or any day you feel like you need a little extra luck, bake up a batch of these cheerful green shamrock cookies. Give some to your friends and classmates, so they will be lucky, too. http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/clover-cookies-687480/

Taste a Rainbow Cupcakes: Here's what little leprechauns look forward to on St. Patrick's Day: a magical snack that can add color to the grayest March afternoon. Pot of gold not included. http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/taste-a-rainbow-cupcakes-842128/


Luck of the Irish Cupcakes: It's not far to the gold at the end of this rainbow-topped Emerald Isle cupcake, just the thing for your lads and lasses on St. Patrick's Day. http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/st-patricks-day-recipe-rainbow-cupcake-dessert-recipe-685421/

Shamrock Cupcakes: It doesn't take the luck of the Irish to make these St. Patty's Day treats look so sweet -- just a clever baking technique. http://familyfun.go.com/st-patricks-day/st-patricks-day-crafts-recipes-gallery-848733/#Clover%20Cupcakes;14

St. Patrick’s Pot of Gold: Surprise your favorite little people on March 17th with these wee emerald pots filled with sweet, edible gold. http://familyfun.go.com/st-patricks-day/st-patricks-day-crafts-recipes-gallery-848733/#St.%20Patrick

Loooong Overdue Winner...

So sorry this is so late! We have now entered what I like to call Birthday Season. Starting February 25 through April 5 we celebrate both kids, dear hubby, his father, my sister in law and 7 friends birthdays. Yes, that is 13 birthdays and this year we are also throwing in a vacation, shower and wedding into the mix just for fun. Needless to say things have been crazy and I've been really behind.

So without further ado...

Congratulations to Jennifer!! I have sent you an email and you have 48 hours to respond.

Friday

Giveaway Ending Tonight

Today is your last chance to WIN a copy of Wow Wow Wubbzy Go for Gold DVD. Leave your comment by 11:59pm EST. Good Luck!

Wednesday

Free Cone Day!

Save the date!

March 23rd 2010 from 12-8PM.

Yes, it's that time of the year
again......Free Cone Day is just a few short weeks away! Come join the fun
at your local Ben & Jerry's scoop shop to not only enjoy the friendly, fun
atmosphere and savor a scoop of your favorite flavor but also donate to the
charity helping us help you!

Come Taste Our "NEW" 2010 Flavors

That's right "NEW" scrumptiously delicious flavors to dazzle your taste
buds!!! Featuring Peanut Brittle, Chocowlate Chip, and Milk & Cookies. Come
in today and ask for a free sample!!!

Wordless Wednesday

L's first taste of ice cream on his 1st Birthday.

Tuesday

Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey Review


Everyone’s Favorite Monkey is Back in the Fun-Filled Sequel
to the Hit Animated Movie! The all-new feature-length animated film will premiere on DVD on March 2, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.


CURIOUS GEORGE 2: FOLLOW THAT MONKEY

The world’s most beloved and inquisitive monkey is back in Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey, the fun-filled sequel to the hit animated movie. Join Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat as they set out on a madcap cross-country adventure to reunite Kayla, a homesick elephant, with her family. This unlikely trio faces all types of comic calamities and colorful characters and in the end, learn that with family, friends and determination, you can achieve anything. Featuring the voices of Tim Curry, Matt Lauer, Jamie Kennedy and Jerry Lewis, Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey, “proves that family, friends – and curiosity – are number one.”

J loves Curious George. He received his first Curious George book for his 2nd birthday and he has loved George ever since. When our copy of Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey arrived, J was thrilled. He recognized George right away and couldn't wait to watch it. Here we are 8 viewings later and he still wants to watch it again. He loves that most of the trip takes place on a train and is constantly calling me to watch the parts that make him laugh out loud.

Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey has Bonus Features that include

- Two Never Before Seen Bonus Shows from the all-new TV season! See the premiere episode 6 months before it airs!

- Curious George’s Cross Country Caper Game – It’s more fun than a barrel of you-know-what when George and Kayla go on the run with security specialist Marcus Wolfe hot on their trail! Exciting puzzles lead the way from New York to California so Kayla can visit her brother and sister. But be careful—a wrong answer could bring the Wolfe right to their door!

- Hold On, Here We Go – Exclusive Music Video

- Coloring Pages and Wallpapers

For additional information visit www.curiousgeorge.com or www.facebook.com/curiousgeorge

I received a copy of this movie free of charge for review on my blog. The views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

HINT Water Winners

Congratulations to

barbara.montyj and Jackie at 3littleones! I have sent you both emails. You have 48 hours to respond. Congrats!

Monday

Giveaway Ending Tonight

Today is the last day to enter my HINT water giveaway. Two random winners will be chosen and each receive 5 bottles of HINT water in their choice of flavors. Leave your comments by 11:59 pm. Good Luck!

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