Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Original Christmas Classics DVD Box Set Giveaway

When I was a little girl, I loved to watch those classic TV Christmas movies with my dad. Our favorite is Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.

Enter below to win the bluray dvd box set of the movies and enjoy them with your kids too. Good Luck.

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All About the Mommies and a great team of bloggers are so excited to offer our readers a chance to win The Original Christmas Classics BluRay DVD Box Set! 

The cute and family-friendly box set contains four of the most beloved holiday TV specials of all time, including the Rankin/Bass classics “Frosty the Snowman,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and “Frosty Returns.”

Watching these iconic TV specials are part of the American holiday tradition, just like baking cookies or trimming the Christmas tree! The holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without them… This box set is valued at $44.95 MSRP.

The giveaway will run from November 13th at 12:01 am EST until November 27th at 11:59 pm EST. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States only, ages 18+.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Your Santa Story Personalized DVD Giveaway

This is a great holiday giveaway.   My daughter would probably listen to Santa before she would listen to me.  If  I got this customized dvd, I could get her to listen to me as Santa.  Enter below and have a chance to win your very own personalized Santa Story dvd.  Good Luck!

Your Santa Story Customized DVD Giveaway!

Your Santa Story is a customized and personalized family specific DVD that features and authentic Santa Clause with a full white beard and red suit. He will talk to each of your children by name and tell them whatever mom and dad choose. He can talk about achievements, their behavior or how much they are loved. You are even given an option for Santa to tell them about a "special" gift he has hidden somewhere for them to find, and then disclose the predetermined location.

The people behind Your Santa Story are a tiny team of determined Moms and Dads just like you and I that LOVE Christmas. They call their little company "Your Santa Story" for a reason. They didn't use the name "My Santa Story" because the story is not theirs, it's yours. Every family is different and therefore every family deserves their own story. This is "Your Santa Story."

You can learn more about Your Santa Story by checking out the 12 Things We Believe. Your Santa Story encourages everyone to share ideas, feedback, pictures, videos and stories with them on Facebook and Twitter

They are also giving away a Your Santa Story DVD every week on Facebook!


You have a chance to win your own Your Santa Story DVD right here!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Twilight Package Giveaway

Go to for your chance to win some Twilight goodies.  Yes, I'll admit that I am a Twilight mom (Team Edward).  That's why I had to share this giveaway with you that I came across.  Easy to enter through Facebook.  Good Luck!

Enter Here>>Twilight Giveaway
  • $400 dinner for 4
  • 4 passes Breaking Dawn Part 2
  • Twilight merchandise

Check out Bella and Edward's new house in the clip below.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mad Men Cookbook Giveaway

Are you a fan of AMC's hit series Mad Men?  If so, then this giveaway is for you.  Soon you could be making cocktails and meals that were featured on the show.  Get your martini ready and enter now.  Good Luck Everyone. 

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men brings you into the culinary world of Mad Men-era New York, just in time for the holiday season. This book, by veteran cookbook author Judy Gelman and writer Peter Zheutlin, includes more than 70 recipes for food and drink that were featured in episodes of Mad Men. You will find historical pictures of New York, as well as period details, commentary, and full color photos.

Some of the recipes are from famous New York hotels, bars, and restaurants like Sardi, Barbetta, and The Pierre Hotel and include full ingredient lists and preparation instructions. This cookbook is great for history buffs, Mad Men fans, and those interested in 1960s wining and dining.

Read Kara's full review at Kara's Deals and Steals.

This cookbook would make an awesome gift this Christmas for anyone into history, Mad Men, or the culinary arts. Learn more about the book here. You can also get three free recipes by becoming a Facebook fan. Purchase the cookbook at bookstores and online {currently $11.32 on Amazon}.

One lucky reader will have the chance to own the Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will end on 11/3. Please enter on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: Kara's Deals and Steals received a free copy of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook in exchange for a review. I was not compensated for this publication. Lil' Debi As Mama is not responsible for prize delivery. 


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

BrandX Viewing Party

As a member of Crowdtap, I got to host a party for the season 2 premiere of BrandX on the FX network.  BrandX is a weekly evening talk show hosted by Englishman, Russell Brand.  Russell's breakout in the U.S came in 2008 with his role in the comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall.  He is known for his wild fashion sense, thick accent and unfiltered perspective.

On BrandX, Russell gives his unfiltered refreshing views on pop culture, world politics and current events.  What makes this late night talk show different is Brand's interactions with the live audience. 

On Oct. 11th, I invited a few friends over for a viewing party of the new season.  To get in show mode and learn more about Russell, we watched some clips of the first season of BrandX.  We had fun talking about our own views of Russell's topics in the videos.  What do you think?  Is Mike Tyson a poet or just crazy?  Click on the picture below to view the video of Brand's take on Tyson.

BrandX video clip-Mike Tyson

Everyone seemed to enjoy the show and giving their own opinions on pop culture and such.  We really enjoyed Russell's interview with Ryan Hurst from Sons Of Anarchy (my favorite show).  My guests seemed to laugh the most during the last segment of the show.  This segment is called 'Community Service' where Russell tries to help an audience member with a problem.  I think he's the funniest when really talking with and using the audience members during the show.  

There were some mixed views on Brand's comedic style.  He is a fast talker with an accent, so you really have to pay attention to catch everything he is saying.   I had a good laugh at a couple of my friends doing their Russell Brand impersonations.  I wish I would have recorded them.   

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Every episode of BrandX is audience interactive.  You don't have to be a member of the live audience to participate in the show.  BrandX Social makes it easy to communicate live on your social networks during the show.  You can tweet, post, share, check-in, like and more all from one place.  Also get special downloads and clips.  It was easy to post some funny tweets from my guests while watching.  I particularly liked the one shown below.

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Are you a Russell Brand and BrandX fan?  Yes or no, please feel free to leave your view in the comments. I love to hear my readers opinions.

Crowdtap connects you with your favorite brands and rewards you with cool perks.  To learn more about Crowdtap visit their site here>>Where consumers and brands collaborate!    

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dark Shadows Giveaway

How would you like to win a Dark Shadows Blu-Ray + DVD combo pack?  Johnny as a vampire, you can't get much better than that.

Head over to Bella Savvy for all the details and enter to win.  Check out the new Dark Shadows app while you're there and have some fun.  Remember to enter by 10/15.

I also enjoyed the music in this movie.  Check out the soundtrack below.  Which song is your favorite in the movie?

01. Alice Cooper -- No More Mr. Nice Guy
02. Donovan -- Season Of The Witch
03. The Carpenters -- Top Of The World
04. Barry White -- You're The First, The Last, My Everything
05. Elton John -- Crocodile Rock
06. Curtis Mayfield -- Superfly
07. Robert John -- The Lion Sleeps Tonight
08. Percy Faith
09. Iggy & The Stooges -- I'm Sick Of You
10. The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Harry Potter Collection On Bluray Giveaway

I love all the Harry Potter movies and to own all of them is a must for any movie buff's dvd collection.  Here is your chance to win the complete series on bluray.  Goodluck to all wizards, muggles, mortals and such!!!

Mommy Bear Media is all about good, clean movies for kids and families! They carefully examine all movies and TV shows and only sell the best family-friendly movies. They also specialize in Christian movies and the best new movies on DVD and Blu-ray. Mommy Bear Media has partnered with Mom Powered Media to bring one super lucky reader the complete 8 Film Harry Potter Collection on Bluray!

This amazing 8 disk set includes:

  • Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
  • Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secret
  • Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
  • Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
  • Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

You can purchase the Complete Harry Potter Set on Bluray from Mommy Bear Media for 99.99. And you can win one right here! Mommy Bear Media has offered one super lucky reader their own set! Please make sure you read the Giveaway Rules before you enter! This giveaway is brought to you by Mommy Bear Media and Mom Powered Media. Lil' Debi As Mama is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Blogger Opp - Complete Series of Harry Potter

FREE blogger opportunity - Offer your readers a chance to win the fabulous Harry Potter series.   I personally, loved all the movies.

I am participating in the FREE Harry Potter The Complete Series giveaway event hosted by Mom Powered Media! One super lucky reader will win a BluRay boxed set of Harry Potter 1-7!

Cost: Free with announcement post or 3.00 with out.

Prize: Harry Potter The Complete Series on BluRay.

Giveaway Open to: US and Canada.

The event dates: September 19– October 13.

Free Link Option: Pinterest

Optional Paid Link Options: $2.00 for Facebook or Twitter

To sign up for this event click here.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Hunger Games Blu Ray Giveaway

Enter to win The Hunger Games on blu ray.  Ends Sept. 13th.

Easy Rafflecopter entries.  The more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Weeds Season 8 Premiere - Wow

The first episode of the new season of Showtime's Weeds was quite good. I was locked on for the whole episode anticipating each and every twist.

I don't want to spoil it for anyone that has not had a chance to watch it yet, but there are some great Andy moments.

I can't wait to see what happens to the Botwin gang in episode 2 on Sunday. What did you think of the season starter? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Would you give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down? Please comment below.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Wicked World (Weeds Season 8 Spot)

I am a big fan of the Showtime series Weeds.

The season 8 premiere is July 1st and it looks awesome.

Titled Wicked World can only mean we are going to see Nancy Botwin and the gang get into some exciting and crazy situations.

Watch the trailer - Weeds Season 8 spot - Wicked World and comment below.

Are you looking forward to the new season?  What is your favorite Weeds moment?

Don't forget to check in to Weeds on Get Glue for your limited time stickers.

If you're not a Get Glue member, you can join for free.

Just click on my check-in widget in the sidebar.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

A New Version Of Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood was one of my favorite classic childhood stories.  Therefore I was a little surprised when I watched Red, but I did actually like it.

Red is an animated short film, which presents a new version of the classic tale Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault.

This film tells the story only with it's images and sound. I found the film to be quite fascinating and interesting.  I did not really know what to think at first when viewing certain parts.  I think it's a very well done version, whether you like the interpretation or not.

Take just a few minutes and watch Red.  I would love to hear others opinions of the film, so please feel free to leave your comments.

RED from RED on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Are You Ready For The Oscars?

How do you watch the Oscars?  Do you have a big party, small casual gathering or just you and your ballot?  Everyone has their own way of celebrating Hollywood's  biggest night of the year.  At our house, it's just family and a couple close friends settled in front of the tube.

Have you made your winner predictions.  You can have some fun with your friends and see who gets the most right, and maybe even give a cool little prize to the winner.  If you haven't seen all the nominated movies, check out this article on Collider for movie info and Matt & Adam's picks.

 Matt and Adam Predict the Winners of the 84th Academy Awards

Print out your own ballots at Moviefone>>84th Academy Awards Printable ballot

For those of you who need some snack ideas for your Oscar guests, check out Liza's Oscar Party tips on San Diego Living. 
Liza has won the hearts of thousands -- from top food aficionados and industry moguls to politicians and celebrities the likes of Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Courtney Cox.

Here is a tasty cocktail recipe to spice up your gathering.

Watermelon Champagne Sangria

2 cups (500 mL) chopped seedless watermelon
1 seedless orange, peeled and broken into sections
2 bananas, peeled and sliced
1 cup (250 mL) seedless grapes, cut into halves
1 bottle (750 mL) dry champagne of choice
1. Toss the fruit together and divide among champagne glasses. Pour the champagne over ice and serve.

Hope this helps you enjoy the evening.
Comment below with your plans or tips for watching the Academy Awards.  Have fun and enjoy the show.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Death Of A Ghost Hunter

You can watch full length movies on YouTube Lionsgate has several full feature films on their channel.   These aren't your theater blockbusters, but still worthy of watching.  I watched Death Of A Ghost Hunter (2007) and found it pretty interesting.

Renowned "ghost hunter", Carter Simms is paid to conduct a paranormal investigation of a supposedly haunted house. Along with a camera man, a reporter, and a spiritual advocate, she embarks on a three night journey into terror.

Check it out and let me know your thoughts.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

American Idol In Aspen

Tonight's episode of American Idol held auditions in Aspen.  Though cold in Aspen, there were a few contestants auditions sure to warm you right up.  There were a couple of shockers, a tearjerker and what the hell were you thinking.  Out of all the Aspen contestants, the following four were the ones that stood out for me.  There was some really great talent this evening.

Haley Smith - Country girl working three jobs.  Haley's got a very natural feel and some soul.  She's not afraid to show her own style in the music.  She comes off very comfortable when singing and she's just for real.


Richie Law - When I heard the voice that came out of that boy, I was initially dumbfounded.  If you just hear him sing, you would be expecting someone along the lines of Trace Adkins to be standing in front of you.  I am interested how far he can take that voice beyond country music and in other genres. A voice like that is a gift, not just a talent.

Shelby Tweten - The tearjerker tonight was Shelby's story and voice.  She has been diagnosed with bipoloar disorder and has suffered from depression.  Her focus on singing and the journey to Idol have helped to keep her on track and taking her meds.  Her story alone could bring tears to your eyes.  Then she began to sing,  and you couldn't help but feel the emotion of every note.  Shelby has a beautiful voice and cute look to take her all the way to the finals.

Angie Ziederman - This audition was the 2nd shocker audition for me tonight.  (Richie's being the other shocker)  I wasn't quite sure what to expect when Angie came out with her quirky style.  She started to sing Blue Moon and my first thought was, "2012 American Idol winner of the William Hung Award".  Somehow she got to sing a second song.  I couldn't believe it was the same girl.  I was in awe as I believe many others were also.  Angie really does have an amazing voice and fun personality that could take her far in this contest.

What did you think of tonight's episode and who were your Aspen picks?  Could be a great season with the talent I have been seeing.  As Ryan Seacrest says,  "See you next time on American Idol!"

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Being Human

I have become a huge fan of the series Being Human on the SyFy network.  I watched every episode of the first season and season 2 will be starting Jan. 16, 2012.  It's a little different than your usual show featuring supernatural characters.  The story is set around three main characters, all of which are inhuman, who live in a house together.  These three 20 something roomies try to help each other maintain and keep their double lives a secret from the outside world.  Though they are all inhuman, they want to try to keep some piece of humanity in their lives however small it might be.

A show with a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost is defintely off to a great beginning.  The first season got me hooked and I am anxiously awaiting season 2 to see in what direction they take these characters.  They are constantly threatened with exposure or persecution, pressure from other supernatural creatures, and with problems caused by their attempts to deal with their own natures.

Vampire - Aidan played by Sam Witwer (Smallville & Battlestar Gallatica)
Werewolf - Josh played by Sam Huntington (Cavemen & Superman Returns)
Ghost - Sally played by Meaghan Rath (The Assistants)

Now I am ashamed to admit it, but it wasn't until recently that I became aware that this show is a re-imagining of the acclaimed BBC original series Being Human. There are actually quite a few US shows that we have adopted from the BBC, but that's another post altogether. 

Anyway when I learned this, I went to my Sidereel acount and added it to my tracker so I could check it out.  I have finished the first season of the UK version and enjoyed it even more than the US version.  The plot and characters are basically the same, but I believe they dig deeper into each characters personal issues and situations. Last I heard, there will be a season 4 in 2012 with returning characters and also new ones.

Vampire - Mitchell played by Aidan Turner ( Hmmm and the Vampire's name in US version is Aidan...coincidence?)
Werewolf - George played by Russell Tovey
Ghost - Annie played by Lenora Crichlow