Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends review and giveaway

Honey punches of oats is always trying to find new ways to make you smile.  Now they have combined two very different ingredients to make a tropical paradise in your mouth.  Just picture mouth watering fresh mango flavored flakes combined with real coconut shaving and coconut flavored granola clusters with the Honey bunches of Oates cereal you already love.  I always say opposites attract and they do.     

Here are some facts about Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blend (per serving):
  • 9 essential vitamins and minerals including 60% daily value from iron
  • 10 grams Whole Grain
  • 6 grams sugar
  • Heart healthy with 0 grams trans fat , 0 grams saturated far,  0 mg cholesterol 
  • Only 120 calories

You can also try all Honey Bunches of Oats delicious flavors:
  • Honey Roasted 
  •  Almonds
  •  Strawberries
  •  Cinnamon Bunches
  •  Vanilla Bunches
  •  Pecan Bunches
  •  Raisin Medley
  •  Fruit Blends Banana Berry
  •  Fruit Blends Peach Raspberry 
  • New Tropical Blend Mango and Coconut
  • New Greek Honey Crunch 

Here is what I think:

As many of you know, my family loves cereal.  We eat cereal for breakfast almost every morning and sometimes for a snack.  We are also picky about our cereals.  

I have to admit I was a little skeptical about the pairing of Mango and Coconut, but somehow it works. There is just a hint of Coconut and since it is shaved and not shredded the texture is more pleasing to those in my family that are not fans of coconut.   The Mango flavored flakes add the sweetness and crunch I desperately need in the morning.  

I was surprised I really liked this cereal and my kids did too.  Don't take my word for it go out and try it for  yourself. 

Go ahead and try a box of Honey Bunches of Oats today. 

Now here an even bigger smile for you:

Purex, Honey Bunches of Oats, and Outrigger Hotels and Resorts are joining forces to send one lucky winner on a tropical paradise vacation to Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach with The 2013 Tropical Trio Sweepstakes!*

Now what you been waiting for...
This giveaway will have three winner.
CLOSED the winners are 1Porkchop, Jessamine, Denise K.

    Your Prize Pack will contain: 
    • (1) Coupon for one box of Honey Bunches of Oats.

Here is how you enter:  
  •  Follow me on Google and leave a comment stating you are following me.

Additional entrees:
RULES: Maximum of 8 entries per person. The giveaway will end on March 7th at midnight.  I will randomly pick a winner at on march 8th.  I will notify the winner by e-mail and posted winners first name or user name on my blog.  The winner with have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen.  You must be 18 years or older and a US resident to enter.  

Disclosure:  The giveaway, prize pack and information were provided by Post through Purexinsider.  I received a sample of a product to review.  All opinions expressed her are my own and were not swayed by receiving products.  Coupon will be sent sending US mail and I am not held responsible of lost mail. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Children's Mucinex® Multi-Symptom Cold

My daughter has home sick with a nasty cold for the past few day.  She sleep all day and night and up off and on coughing.  She was miserable and all she wanted was her mommy.  I knew she needed some help with her cough and chest congestion, so I gave her a dose of Children's Mucinex® Multi-Symptom Cold and it worked.  She was up and smiling in no time.  She is feeling much better now.  If your little one needs some help with their symptoms try Children's Mucinex.  

Click here to receive $2 off Childrens Mucinex® Multi-Symptom Cold

Disclosure: I  received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360  and Children' s Mucinex.  Thanks to Children' s Mucinex for my free sample.  All options expressed her are my own.

Friday, February 15, 2013

My Hotel Transylvania Monster Bowl Party

I was so excited to invite friends over to watch the New Movie Hotel Transylvania.

About the Movie: 
The bases for the movie is Dracula owns a lavish five-stake resort, a place where monsters and their families can safely vacation,  without humans to bother them. One weekend a year, Dracula invites Frankenstein, the bride of  Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and other monster to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem, but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

The New Movie Hotel Transylvania is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Hotel Transylvania's star-studded cast includes ADAM SANDLER as the voice of Dracula, SELENA GOMEZ as Mavis, KEVIN JAMES as a clumsy and lovable Frankenstein, CEELO GREEN as the musically talented Mummy, and ANDY SAMBERG as the hotel’s human intruder, Jonathan. Plus many more!

My Party: 
Now I tried to throw an awesome party in honor of the New Movie Hotel Transylvania coming out on DVD, but it was hard to compete with Mavis' 118th birthday bash party.  I am no Drac, and I did not have the help of a party planner as he did, but I did  the best I could.  I think it could be cool to have a monster band like she did at her party, but where would I put them?  I did have some dancing mummies or should I say mommies at my party just like Mavis birthday party.  And what a cute idea of a theme on travel around the world.  I think I want that as my theme on my next birthday.

As you know the party starts with the food.  So I planned for my party with monster in mind.  I made a Scream Cheese Dip for my guest to try.  It was so good we all had to scream (see above photo).  I also made some Green Sludge Punch for my little ghouls.  It was a great combination of sour and sweet.
I also had some cup cakes, rice krispies treats, and theater flavored popcorn.  Some of my friends brought some pizza and brownies to share.  Yum!

Scream Cheese Taco Dip Recipe
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. low fat cream cheese
1 (16 oz.) carton low fat sour cream or fat free Greek yogurt
1 can bean dip
1 pkg. low-salt taco seasoning mix
1 c. grated Cheddar cheese
Soften low fat cream cheese, then add low fat sour cream or Greek yogurt gradually mixing with mixer. Add bean dip and taco seasoning. Beat on low speed until well mixed. Put in casserole dish and top with Cheddar cheese. Cover the casserole and heat in oven at 325 degrees for 30-45 Minutes, until heated through. Serve with DORITOS or FRITOS.

While the kids were waiting for the movie to start they colored Valentine's day card of the monsters from the movie.  It reminded me of how Mavis and Johnny found their "Zing".

  When the movie started the kids were glued to the TV watching the movie. (see above photo)

After the movie was over we all posed for a group photo.  We have a few serious photos and some silly photos too.

Playing with different apps on my iPhone is so much fun.  I tried the Hotel Transylvania GoldRun App, and we loved it.  We all took pictures with different Hotel Transylvania cast members.  It was like they were all with us at our party.  We all really enjoyed it.

My kids are always grabbing my iPad to play games.  My friends and kids really liked playing Hotel T Monster Party App.  It lets you create your own monster, play a memory match game, explore the hotel, and more!

Check out HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA on the following Social Networks: 

Disclamer:  My guess and I receive a free private screening of Hotel Transylvania the movie courteous of Crowdtap and Sony Entertainment.  I also receive a party planning kit as downloadable content. However, all options expressed her are my own.     

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Purex Crystals for baby review and giveaway

 My Little Man is now a toddler, but I have to admit I sometime long for the time when he was a baby.  I miss the wonderful smell he had as a baby, like after a bath.  Now he  smells more like dirt and dried food.  Babies smell so good, don't they.  If you have ever wanted that fresh wonderful baby smell with out the baby, you will be glad to hear  Purex as capture baby smell in a bottle with Purex baby and now introducing Purex crystals for Baby.  It may be made specially for babies, but it is good for anyone that loves that baby fresh smell.   Purex crystals for Baby was designed with babies' gentle skin in mind, so you can add long-lasting freshness to you baby's laundry too! 

Purex baby is:
  • Gentle on baby's skin. 
  • Tough on baby's messes.
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Dye Free
  • Dermatologist-tested formula
  • Natural formatted
  • Safe for all Children's clothes (including Children's sleepwear)
  • bright, white clean with a gentle baby inspired fragrance

I use Purex Crystals, they are 92% natural crystals that infuse long-lasting freshness into the fabric fibers of clothing – without harming garments (like liquid softener products that use oils to soften).

Additionally, Purex baby Crystals work to create a continuous long-lasting baby scented freshness, eliminating that all-too-common odor that gets embedded in baby clothing.  I also love the smell of their new Purex baby scent; it leaves my clothes smelling like a baby after a bubble bath for weeks .  Purex baby Crystals come with a measuring cup and you add the crystals directly to the drum at the beginning of the cycle so you don't have to wait until you hear the rinse cycle (see direction).

Just like all of Purex’s current products their new baby scented Crystals has been formulated to work in both traditional and High Efficiency (HE) washers. Purex will work with both top and side loading washer machines.

 I highly recommend making the switch to Purex laundry detergent and Purex Crystals.  I know my family and I are glad we made the switch.

Now for what you have been waiting for....

The giveaway is for Three different (3) winners Close the winners are Amy, Donna and Billie

    Your Prize Pack will contain:

    (1) one coupon for a FREE 28 oz. bottle of new Purex crystlals for baby  (expires 12/31/2013)

Here is how you enter:  
  •  Follow me on Google and leave a comment stating you are following me.

  • Additional entrees: 
    • Share this Giveaway on your facebook page and leave a comment.
    • "Like" Nowamomof3's Facebook page and leave comment.   
    • follow Nowamomof3's Facebook page and leave comment.
    • Follow Nowamomof3 on Twitter and leave a comment
    • Leave a comment on any other story on my blog for one additional entree. 
RULES: Maximum of 7 entries per person. The giveaway will end on February 20th at midnight.  I will randomly pick a winner at on February 21st.  I will notify the winner by e-mail and posted winners first name or user name on my blog.  The winner with have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen.  You must be 18 years or older and a US resident to enter.  

Disclosure: Purex provided a free sample of their Purex crystals for Baby for me to review. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Campbells® Slow Kettle® Style Soups

Campbells® Slow Kettle® Style Soups:

Today for lunch I had a big bowl of Campbell Slow Kettle Style Braised Beef Stew Soup. It was not your typical soup. There were big chunks of braised beef, roasted potato, mushrooms, and carrots. It tasted so delicious, and hearty too. 

Click here to receive a $1 off coupon of Campbell Slow Kettle Style Soup. 

Disclaimer:  I received a free sample of Campbell Slow Kettle Style Braised Beef Stew Soup courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.