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Xbox Holiday Bundle Giveaway Event

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Xbox 360 250GB Kinect Holiday Console Bundle Includes:
Xbox 360 250GB Console
3 Month LIVE card
Kinect Sensor
Kinect Adventures
Kinect Carnival

We have a XBox Kinect and use it for exercise and entertainment. One thing I love is that you don't have to worry about batteries for controller, kids breaking the controller or trying to move the buttons to play (you just use your body). This would surely be a great family gift.

One lucky reader will receive a Xbox 360 250GB Kinect Holiday Console Bundle!

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Giveaway ends December 19th at 11:59pm, open worldwide {residents outside of the US will receive cash equivalent of $339}, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!


Nate the Elf on the Shelf Adventure's 2012

It is that time of year again when our Christmas Elf returns to life. This is our second year with our Elf On The Shelf, Nate. The kids are already asking when he comes back. I wanted to post a story about all the trouble our elf gets into every night. It is so fun finding Nate the Elf in morning and seeing what he has gotten into.

Nate's first night back and he is already getting into stuff. Here is what we found this morning.
He was putting labels on our bottle waters that said Melted Snowman, he is such a joker. I can't wait till see what happens this month.

Melted Snowman

After our first night we have already had a crisis. My youngest son decided he wanted to pick Nate up and if you have a Elf you know you can't touch him or he loses his magic. Luckily Santa knows everything and was really quick to deliver a letter and some Magic Dust that should put Nate back to work tonight. 
I plan on posted each day with all of Nate's great adventures so be sure to check back.
A little mischievous Elf

My Recipe for Olive Gardens Chicken Gnocchi Soup

My whole family loves the Chicken Gnocchi Soup from Olive Garden so I thought I would try to make it at home. 
It actually turned out REALLY GOOD. I thought I would share it with you in case you would like to try.

2 Cans Tyson Chicken
2 Cans Cream of Celery Soup
1 Can Chicken Broth
1 Stick Melted Butter
1 cup shredded carrots
1 package frozen chopped spinach, drained
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped cooked onion (or 1 tbsp dried onion) 
2 cups milk
1 cup half N half
1 package of Gnocchi (cooked according to package)
Salt and Pepper

I cooked mine in the crock pot and what I did was add the chicken, soup, broth, butter, carrots, spinach, garlic, dried onions, milk and half n half let that cook for about an hour. Cook the gnocchi according to package then add to crock pot with salt and pepper, let cook about another hour.
Serve hot with rolls or breadsticks.


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Good Luck!


Breaking Dawn 2 Review

The long awaiting last installment of the Twilight Saga is HERE. I went to see it on opening night, like all the others. 
Breaking Dawn 2 is all I thought it would be plus some. 

After the birth of Bella and Edward's daughter the family learns having a immortal child is against "vampire law" and the Volturi will be coming for her. They have a plan to prove that their child is not immortal but half human half vampire by collecting witnesses. Even though they have no plan to fight they still know that it is a chance that could happen so they get a small army of vampires and wolves to help protect their daughter Renesmee. The final battle was EPIC.

I don't want to spoil the movie for anyone but if you have read the books you will be surprised with this movie. All the other movies have kept true to the books very well but this one has a surprise plot that will leave you wondering "what just happened!"

I have been a fan of Twilight from the very beginning. I read the books and then the movies come out and I fell in love with them too.  I am sad that it is over.


Free Blogger Event - Xbox Holiday Bundle Giveaway

Xbox Holiday Bundle Giveaway Event

Prize Package includes: Xbox 360 S Console, 250GB Hard Drive, Kinect Sensor, Wireless Controller, 3 month Xbox Live Gold Membership, Kinect Adventures and Carnival Games: Monkey See Monkey Do
Event dates: 11/28 - 12/19
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Disney's Brave on DVD

Disney Pixar has done it again, I was able to sit down and watch the movie Brave the other day and was so happy this movie was a hit.

The setting of the movie is in Scotland. It is about a free-spirited teenager named Merida who in my opinion is a want to be tom boy. After told she is to marry one of her father's allied clans first born sons she cuts the family tapestry in anger, runs off into the woods and encounters will-o-the-wisp. They guide her through the woods to a witch who after some bargaining, agrees to give Merida a spell to change her mother; in the form of a cake.

Merida returns to the castle and gives her mother the cake which does not work as she thought. In a panic Merida and her Mom have to find the witch, solve the riddle all within the deadline in order to change her mother back.

I thought this movie had a great lesson about swallow your pride and listening to others. It is truly a great family movie.


Magic School Bus DVD Giveaway

Scholastic Magic School Bus is one of the needed resources for all homeschoolers (or any student). These shows are fun and educational. As a homeschool mom I am always looking for way to sneak something educational in. We have always loved watching Magic School Bus when it is on TV. My kids (even my youngest) would sit and watch these over and over. They learned about the human body, recycling, weather and many more science subjects.
There is a total of 52 episodes in the The Complete Series DVD set which also includes a parents guide, tips for viewing and other ideas.

A Nation of Moms is giving away a Magic School Bus: Field Trip Fun and Games 3Pack on their site. If you are looking for way to sneak in some science here it is. Just click the picture below to enter.
A Nation of Moms


Melissa & Doug Trunki Giveaway

I love Melissa & Doug toys, they are educational AND durable. These toys are made from quality materials and will stand up through many years of play. 

One of the favorites that made it on the Terrific Twenty List is the Trunki Suitcase.

Enter below to win your own Trunki

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IMums Ipad Mini with Case and Apps FOURTEEN GIVEAWAYS

Imums along with a few wonderful sponsors are giving away a prize package including

  • A new Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi;
  • A Cygnett Workmate shock-absorbing iPad mini case;
  • A huge collection of apps to kickstart your iTunes library!                                                                                          

iMums is having TWELVE FOURTEEN Ipad giveaways so I thought you might want to increase your chances and enter all of them. So here is a list so you can go straight to them. I will list them as they are listed on IMums Blog.

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Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway

Yes, Christmas is coming up, are you ready?
If you are like me you never know what toys are "in style" well I have some help for you. Melissa  & Doug has a list of the Twenty Terrific Toys of 2012 to make it easy for you. They also have a giveaway EVERY day to give one of the Terrific Twenty Toys to at least one Facebook Fan.

I personally love Melissa & Doug, their toys are fun, educational and durable.  They are made from high quality material and great designs. I love that they have New "old" toys like wooden blocks and Push toys.
Wouldn't you love to get one for free?

For your chance to win one of the toys from the 2012 Terrific Twenty Toy List head over to Melissa & Doug Facebook Page.

Melissa & Doug has also offered a toy of my choice to giveaway right here on Daily Woman Blog so please stay tuned for a great giveaway.

Disclosure: I was offered a toy of my choice from the Terrific Twenty List from Melissa & Doug in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with Melissa & Doug products and is completely honest and objective.

LG Bigscreen Smart TV Giveaway

LG Smart Magic Bigscreen Giveaway Event

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Beauty and brains make magic together in this super-slim HDTV. Its edge-lit LED panel delivers a full HD picture with smooth images, even when watching fast-paced action movies. Smart TV technology brings the best Web-based entertainment content right into your living room over your home Wi-Fi network. Finally, make confusing controllers a thing of the past with the point-and-click convenience of the included Magic Remote — no sleight of hand necessary!

LG 42" Smart TV 1080p 120Hz Edge-Lit LED HDTV Features:

  • 1080p Full HD picture resolution
  • Edge-Lit LED design
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi adapter
  • Magic Remote
  • TruMotion 120Hz
  • Triple XD Engine
  • Picture Wizard II
  • Intelligent Sensor
  • Clear Voice II
  • HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) cable included
There isn't much I can say about winning a new TV because who wouldn't want to get this prize. I have heard alot about the Smart TV and I can tell you I would happy. 
Wouldn't this be a great surprise at Christmas!

One lucky reader will receive a LG 42" Smart 1080p Edge-Lit LED HDTV with Wi-Fi and Magic Remote!

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Giveaway ends November 26th at 11:59pm, open to Continental US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Special thank you to our lovely co-hosts: PR Mom Ambassador, Family Love & Other Stuff, The Crazy Nuts Mom and Zoes Printable Coupons.

 Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Daily Woman Blog is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.  

Free Blogger Opportunity $200 Cloth Diaper Stash

A FREE Blogger Event for $200 Cloth Diaper Stash Giveaway beginning on December 1st.  In return for adding your links to the giveaway we ask that you post on time and promote throughout the giveaway.
There are 2 options to join
1) You can get 2 links for posting the blogger sign-up.
2) You can get 3 links (Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest) by sending $5.00 (as a gift) to ice_princess@msn.com through Paypal.
This giveaway is open to US and Canada. 


Wreck-It Ralph Review

Wreck It Ralph opened in theaters this weekend and my family was lucky enough to get to go see it.

Wreck-It Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) stars as a arcade character name Wreck-It Ralph (or Ralph for short).
Ralph is the "bad guy" and does the same thing over and over again. He tries to destroy an apartment building in the game, only to have his efforts fixed by Fix-It Jr. (voiced by Jack McBrayer). At the end of the day Ralph goes to the junk yard just outside of the apartment building while Fix-It Jr. gets rewards for his hard work and efforts by the residents of the building. They are always celebrating him, but leave Ralph out in the cold – literally.

Ralph doesn’t want to be a bad guy anymore. He wants to be a hero so people will adore him just like they do Fix-It Jr. Ralph decides to take matters into his own hands. So he does something that arcade characters look down upon – he left his game to join another arcade game – Hero’s Duty. Ralph feels if he can get a metal there and take it back to the Fix-It Jr. game the game residents will treat him the same way they treat Fix-It Jr.

Instead of "Hero's Duty" he ends up in another video game called "Sugar Rush" where he meets a little girl named Vanellope van Schweetz, who also has the problem of feeling acceptance. She gets shunned by the residents of her game too because she is what they call a "glitch". If the people outside the video game find out it has a glitch they will pull the plug and everyone perish. Her plan to participate and win the Sugar Rush Race and prove herself could be compromised by King Candy.

I really enjoyed this movie, I thought it was fun and exciting plus it had a great message. This movie will be entertaining to both kids and adults. You will like seeing all the characters from the old arcade games like Pac-Man and Frogger.

More Information go the Disney.com/Wreck-It Ralph Facebook Page or Wreck-It Ralph Facebook Page.