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October 30 is Mega Mobile Swag Bucks Day

Have you heard about the new Swagbucks mobile app on iOS and Android? Well did you know that this app is your ticket to bonus SBs or even a $100 Best Buy gift card?

Join in on Mega mobile Swag Bucks Day tomorrow, Oct 30. From noon to 5pm PT, Swagbucks will give you 10 bonus SBs for your mobile search wins. All you have to do is tweet a screenshot of your mobile search win with your swagname and#MmSBD. It's a quick and easy way to earn even more SB on the go.

Once you have the Swagbucks app on your mobile device, you're also automatically entered to win a $100 Best Buy gift card -- one of twenty they're awarding. The contest is for US Swagbucks members only, but a new winner is announced every weekday until Nov 15th. Don't have the app yet? It's free, so search for Swagbucks in the iTunes or Google Play store. Then get ready to earn Swag Bucks on the go AND get a chance to win $100 towards the latest electronics just in time for the holidays.

Still haven't sign…

Everybody's Brother by @CeeLoGreen Book Review

He inspires awe with his colorful costumes and helps ordinary people find a Voice. With vocals so effective (in fact, they're almost otherworldly), he turned a four-letter word into a global phenomenon. Without a doubt, CeeLo Green is a superhero of soul-and every superhero has an original story.

This story begins in The Dirty South, where South Atlanta's native son transformed himself into the Abominable SHOWman. Along the way, innocence was lost; farther down the path, his parents passed on. Yet he still found family at the Dungeon with the likes of Goodie Mob, Outkast, L.A. Reid, and Lauryn Hill. Then one day he teamed up with Danger Mouse and everything went "Crazy."

Everybody's Brother is the untold story of CeeLo Green's rise from the streets of Atlanta to the top of the charts-a story so cool, so complex that his brother-from-another-mother, Big Gipp, couldn't help but chime in. Now CeeLo gives his fans what they've been waiting for: an all-acc…

Find the Perfect Dress at Dress First

The invitations to the holiday parties are flowing in and I am in the market for that PERFECT dress.  I have two requirements, it must reflect my style and secondly, it must be affordable.  Hey, with three growing boys and a little old lady, this fab momma doesn't have cash to waste on a fancy-schmancy gown I'll probably wear one or two times.  I need fashion on a budget.

Fortunately, that's where Dress First comes in.  Dress First offers cocktail dresses, stylish evening dresses and gowns at a price that meets my budget.  Plus, if you're in the market for a prom, homecoming, wedding dress or any dress for that special occasion, Dress First is worth visiting.  

Check out this Oscar worthy evening gown.  The one shoulder, princess silhouette is absolutely gorgeous, isn't it?  The embellishments on the shoulder and waist only accentuate the beauty of this delicate, chiffon gown.

Don't like the color?  Well, Dress First offers this dress in 28, that's right twen…

Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff

Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff is available now in North America. Based on the top-rated Emmy Award-winning hit series, Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff brings outrageous fun and adventure to the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U™ system, Wii™ system, Nintendo DS™ hand-held system and Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system.

Majesco will also release Agent P Doofendash, a unique Phineas and Ferb smartphone and tablet game, later this fall. Featuring Agent P and the top agents of the O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym), our teal-toned hero must save the Tri-State Area once again from the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

POWER THOUGHTS DEVOTIONAL by Joyce Meyer Book Review

Based on Joyce Meyer's New York Times bestseller Power Thoughts, this devotional includes 365 opportunities to tap into God's power in your daily life by thinking and speaking His way. The POWER THOUGHTS DEVOTIONAL will provide you with life-changing declarations of truth, directly from God's Word, to think and speak over your life every day of the year.

Proverbs 18:21 says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue." Simply put, words are containers for power--positive or negative, creative or destructive. Therefore, it is imperative that you learn to think and speak on purpose, using the life-giving wisdom in God's Word. When you do, your life will never be the same!

Adventure Bible Handbook A Wild Ride Through the Bible Review

Book Description

A fun and exciting journey through the Bible told in comic book style for kids ages 9-12. Companion to the bestselling Adventure Bible.

Kids (ages 9-12) and parents who love the bestselling Adventure Bible and want a fun and engaging supplement to their biblical study need look no further. The Adventure Bible Handbook leads tween boys and girls across the Holy Land and back in time on an entertaining, educational, and inspirational quest to find their missing father.

Four siblings travel with their archaeologist father to the Holy Land, where he is conducting an expedition in search of scientific truth. When he disappears, the children try to find him by joining an offbeat tour group organized by two zany guides whose mission, they eventually discover, is to lead kids on a fun, exciting, and life-changing quest for ultimate truth. Soon the group is visiting ancient cities, important geographical sites, and experiencing biblical times firsthand—traveling back in time with…

Green Giant "Raise a Giant" $25 Gift Card Giveaway #MyBlogSpark #Spons

Dear Mom and Dad, do YOU have what it takes to


Green Giant® knows it takes a lot more to raise a healthy child then just getting them to eat their vegetables. Kids these days live in a world that is bigger and scarier than the world we grew up in, and they need help and encouragement to navigate that world with confidence and pride. Unfortunately one of the hardest things kids have to deal with is bullying. When a child is bullied by a peer it can turn his or her life into a daily gauntlet of fear and anxiety. That’s why Green Giant® is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and We Day Minnesota to help parents Raise A Giant and put a stop to bullying in their community.


My son was a victim of bullying when he was in the 1st grade.  One of Los Tres Amigos suffered from a severe speech deficit when he was younger and there was one child who repeatedly teased my son.  Hubby and I followed all the proper channels when our child brought the teasing to our attention. …

All Is Lost Movie Ticket Giveaway #AllIsLost

Academy Award® winner Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost, an open-water thriller about one man’s battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

Continue reading to enter giveaway to win 2 movie tickets...

A Dinosaur Size Review and Giveaway from Craigmore Creations

For some reason, my children were fascinated with stories of dinosaurs when they were young.  Now, Los Tres Amigos enjoy sharing dinosaur tales with the Littlest One.  The Littlest One loves to go to the bookshelf and pull out the book of his choosing.  Couple a book with a character from the book and he's in Heaven.

Reading to my children has proven to be a wonderful means of fostering their love of reading much as my mom reading to me made me the voracious reader that I am today.  

Keep reading for info on how to enter this prize pack for your little one...

Bronx Zoo: Boo at the Zoo 2013

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition! Come visit THE Halloween destination for Metro New York families and one of New York’s favorite Halloween celebrations! Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo is a fun-filled, animal-themed, kid-friendly, not-so scary, Halloween experience. This celebration combines this fun holiday with the Bronx Zoo’s mission of connecting people to nature. October weekends at the zoo feature hay mazes, costume parades, musical theater, magic, and more. Don’t forget to embark on a trip back in time as you ride our Dinosaur Safari! 

Coming up this weekend (October 26 & 27) Goosebumps Most Wanted are on the loose…at the Bronx Zoo! Catch a chance at a FREE copy of Goosebumps Most Wanted: Dr. Maniac Will See You Now—after all, books make the best treats! After you’ve picked up your book, don’t forget to take a frightful Goosebumps photo. Presented by Scholastic from 11am – 4pm. 

Cinderella from the Broadway musical Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA recently appeared…

Have You Tried @McDonalds Mighty Wings Yet? Flash Giveaway

As a member of McDonald's Family Arches community, I often have the opportunity to learn of all things McDonald's. So when I was selected to receive coupons to try the new Mighty Wings, I just had to share them with the Three Boys and an Old Lady blog community.



Boo WAT-AAH! Halloween Gift Pack Giveaway

Just in time for Halloween, "WAT-AAH! BOO" just introduced a limited edition bottle to celebrate Halloween and to promote healthy hydration in support of the Partnership For A Healthier America's (PHA) initiative, whose honorary chair is the First Lady Michelle Obama. On the label, the brand's familiar character, the WAT-AAH! Boy, is portrayed mysteriously in silhouette and screaming, "BOO!" to surprise its audience. He is surrounded by familiar Halloween imagery such as a witch, ghost, haunted house, pumpkin and full moon, each drawn using simple graphic lines. In the spirit of the holiday, a fun and unexpected treatment of PHA's "Drink Up" logo is also featured; it defines the body of a black spider crawling up the web, which serves as a background for the entire scene.

Bumbo Step Stool and Toilet Trainer Review and Giveaway

Kids grow so fast!  We recently celebrated "The Littlest One's " birthday and everyone including his big sis were on hand to celebrate.  Bumbo has been a Three Boys and an Old Lady fave for many years.  Bumbo offers safe, stylish and affordable products for babies and toddlers.  

We received the Bumbo Step Stool and Toilet Trainer for review.  

Dora the Explorer: Dora's Ice Skating Spectacular! DVD

Lace up because Dora is gliding back to stores with three new-to-DVD adventures in Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Ice Skating Spectacular!. Join Dora and Boots as they skate to the rescue of the Snow Princess, Snow Fairy, and all their Snowy Forest friends! Plus, enjoy two extra adventures as Dora catches a runaway train and races to rescue Boots with her puppy and Scooter. 

Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Ice Skating Spectacular! will be released on DVD on November 5, 2013 for the suggested retail price of $14.99. 

LEGO KidsFest Coming to a City Near You

Ready your building skills! 

The LEGO KidsFest, a nationally-traveling giant LEGO expo, is coming to a city near you! This interactive LEGO extravaganza brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in an activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests. 

Among the many LEGO attractions, families will find: 
LEGO Model Gallery: dozens of life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S. (in U.S. Markets only) 
Race Ramps: build your own custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family 
Construction Zones: creative free build, play and display areas 
LEGO DUPLO®: younger visitors can explore imagination through building 
LEGO Retail and KidsFest Marketplace: purchase LEGO and official KidsFest tour merc…

Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi: Into the Snow We Go! DVD Review

Celebrate this holiday season with Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi in Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi: Into the Snow We Go!

Join the Guppies for a festive special as they work together to share the joy of the holiday season with their neighbor, Mr. Grumpfish. As a holiday bonus, enjoy two special Team Umizoomi episodes! It’s going to be a fin-tastic holiday with Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi in these three holiday episodes! Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi: Into the Snow We Go! arrives on DVD on October 15, 2013 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi: Into the Snow We Go! Synopses: Bubble Guppies: Happy Holidays, Mr. Grumpfish! Everyone is getting ready for the holidays … everyone except Mr. Grumpfish. The Guppies do their festive best to show a grumpy neighbor the joy of the holiday season.

Team Umizoomi: A Sledding Snow Day The Team’s friend San…

Holiday Gifts from Nickelodeon On Sale Now

Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution have prepared the perfect holiday re-release for some of their most popular DVD releases. These merry gift sets are filled with plenty of activities including a 16-page coloring book, crayons, stickers and a poster. Children are guaranteed to be entertained for hours this season! These gift sets will be released on October 15, 2013 for the suggested retail price of $19.99 each.

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Christmas Carol Celebrate the past, present and future of Christmas with Dora in this holiday classic filled with original songs and exclusive extra scenes. Catalogue: 7913983 DVD Running Time: Approximately 52 minutes

SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s A SpongeBob Christmas Jingle the bells, put up some mistletoe and make a cup of cocoa with Nickelodeon’s first-ever full-length stop-animation special.

Inspired by the classic Rankin/Bass specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, th…

Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens, NIV Book Review

Many teens today feel uncertain about their world and are wondering about their future during this time of economic upheaval and spiritual confusion. Combine this with normal adolescent struggles, and today’s teens are trying to find solid ground. Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens provides a firm foundation with features that show God is unchanging. Teens will be reassured that they too can be unshaken and have hope for what the future holds.

Rock Solid TRUTHS-Examines Christian beliefs and explorations of other religions Rock Solid PRINCIPLES-Applies the Bible to daily choices and challenges Rock Solid PROMISES-Calls out God's promises, and what aren't. Rock Solid PLANS-Explores God's plans for the reader. Unshaken PEOPLE-Provides Biblical examples to overcome. Unshaken GOD: Points out God's never-changing attributes Reading plans Color maps Book introductions My Thoughts:  Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens is perfect for teens.  Written in easy to comprehe…

Warner Bros. Spook-Tacular Movie Giveaway

What is the best part about Halloween?
The pumpkin carving? The costumes? The free candy? All are amazing, but whether you are the bunch that loves dressing up and scaring the neighbors or you plan to stay-in, Warner Bros. has a line-up of Spook-Tacular Movies to get you in the holiday spirit. From classics like It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown & Scooby-Doo The Goblin King to Adventure Time – Jake the Dad, you can count on a spook-tacular selection that the entire family can enjoy!

Before you and the kids take the neighborhood by storm, get in the mood by sharing some spooky stories! Download copies of the Spook-Tacular Story Time PDF, fire up the flashlights, and gather in a circle..... this Halloween it's STORY TIME! Perfect for kids ages 7 to 73!
G I V E A W A Y Someone will win a copy of one of the following Spook-Tacular DVDs to award a lucky reader! (Prize will be chosen randomly from the titles below!) 
• Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Run for your Rife! 
• Regular …

Beauty Essentials: Compact Mirrors

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mont Bleu. All opinions are 100% mine. My purse is full of useful things.  Whether it's the mini sewing kit I keep for those last minute hems or a tube of my favorite lipstick or gloss, let my husband tell it, my purse is a giant bag of everything.  I keep eyeliner, mascara and my fave eyeshadows in my bag so I always have them on hand for that perfect touch up and I always have a compact mirror in my bag.   My compact mirrors are plain jane compared to some of the offerings on Compact Mirrors.net.  They're got tons of stylish compact mirrors.  Each of their compact mirrors is decorated with beautiful Swarovski crystals.  Your compact mirrors can be customized to YOUR liking.  For those divas who love to coordinate their accessories from head to toe, this would be a fashionista's dream.  A compact mirror would make a great thank you gift for your bridesmaids, your girls on Girls Night Out or a small token of appreciation…

LivingSocial Chicken Soup for the Soul Offer Extended

The LivingSocial Chicken Soup for the Soul Offer has been extended.


LivingSocial Package Details 
Chicken Soup for the Soul offers you a sneak preview of their new line of delicious comfort food in this exclusive offer, along with three of their bestselling books and fabulous gifts perfect for the holidays. Treat yourself or pick up several for hostess or holiday gifts. 

You’ll get: 

1 Chicken Soup for the Soul’s flagship, ready to serve, chicken noodle soup, rich with tender chunks of chicken 1 Signature classic chicken broth, for all your cooking needs 1 BBQ-style beef flavored broth for hearty stews and winter meals 1 Smooth and delicious turkey gravy – just in time for the holidays 1 Zesty pasta sauce bursting with imported Italian tomatoes and herbs 2 ebooks – Chicken Soup for the Soul bestsellers: Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition and Chicken Soup for the Soul Cookbook 1 audiobook of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive 1 fun word-puzzle book fi…

RETRO BABY Book Review

IT'S TIME TO GO BACK TO BABY BASICS WITH RETRO BABY!


What do we risk by overusing baby equipment and technology? What are the best ways to help little ones build a strong foundation for growth and development? I am working with The American Academy of Pediatrics to launch a new book, out this October. Titled Retro Baby (AAP, October 2013) and written by one of the country's most prominent and respected occupational therapists and child development specialists, Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, the book emphasizes the importance of one-on-one play with children in the early stages of life, good old-fashioned bonding and recommends over 100 OT-approved time-tested activities.

Incorporating the latest recommendations from the AAP, Zachry - also a professor of OT at The University of Tennessee Health and Science Center - bases the book on her over 20 years of experience and extensive research by her and other experts in the field. Retro Baby Covers how an infant's brain, body, motor …

Robert Griffin III Book Review @Booksneeze

Book Description:  RG3 explores the athletic prowess, faith, and leadership of the NFL’s hottest star.

Robert Griffin III is a world-class athlete, a Heisman Trophy winner, team captain of the Washington Redskins, and NFL Rookie of the Year. Just twenty-two years old, he has begun his ascent as a game-changing NFL quarterback and living testimony of Christian faith. RG3 goes deep into the pressures of the NFL to showcase this young superstar’s abilities, faith, and leadership.

How does RG3 maintain his competitive edge? How does he deal with the pressure of carrying a historic franchise on his shoulders? Can he take the NFL pounding, week in and week out? What is the likely outcome of his career if he remains a “running quarterback”? How does he balance on- and off-field commitments? What’s his character like? What role does his faith play in all this?

RG3 is a great football book that offers an in-depth look at practices, media appearances, off-field commitments, on-field exploits, and …

Pacific Rim Blu-Ray Giveaway #PacificRim

Go BIG or Go Extinct!

Pacific Rim directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim is an epic science fiction film set in the 2020s. Earth is at war with Kaijus; colossal monsters from an inter-dimensional gateway on the Pacific Ocean floor. Humanity unites to fight these huge monsters by creating the Jaegers: gigantic humanoid robots that are controlled by two pilots whose minds and memories are linked. The story takes place in the later days of the war, following Raleigh Becket, a former Jaeger pilot called out of retirement and paired up with newbie pilot Mako Mori in a final effort to defeat the Kaijus! Pacific Rim is released on Blu-ray and DVD Oct.15!

Check out the cool features of the Pacific Rim blog app featured below and check out the cool giveaway to celebrate the release of Pacific Rim on blu-ray:

Pacific Rim: CONTROLLABLE GIFs - Move and click your mouse across the GIFs to control the Giant Kaiju and Massive Jaegers! 
Pacific Rim SUPERFAN QUIZ - How do your movie smarts stack up?…

THOR: THE DARK WORLD 24 Hours Sweepstakes

Beginning at 9:00 am PST tomorrow morning, October 10th, for 24 hours ONLY, we will be launching a really exciting sweepstakes in anticipation of the release of Marvel's THOR: THE DARK WORLD! 

For those 24 hours only (9:00 am PST, Thursday 10/10, until 8:59 am PST Friday morning, 10/11), fans in the US and Canada have the chance to win one of two family vacations for 4 to the Disneyland Resort for the October 26th opening of Thor: Treasures of Asgard, the brand new experience coming to Disneyland! 

In addition to being one of the first people to see the experience, winners will also get 4-Day Park Tickets! All you have to do to enter is visit the THOR page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Thor) and answer the following question in the comments of the sweeps post: Who would you travel with if you had the chance to go to Asgard: #Thor or #Loki?

Full rules and details can be viewed on the THOR Facebook page.  Good luck!

 or 

Microsoft Office 2013 for Dummies Book Review

Microsoft Office is one of the most widely used software programs in the world and the "For Dummies" book series is one of the best how-to guides in the world, so when the two partner you're in for a treat.  No more accidentally "learning" a fab tip or trick, with Microsoft Office 2013 for Dummies book you'll have all the fab tips and tricks and have a handy dandy guide to help you remember how to do them.  My fave chapter was Chapter 19:  Ten Tips for Using Office 2013.  There was a great tip for reducing spam in Outlook by setting up a junk e-mail filter, creating a safe senders list and a blocked senders list.  As well as, tips for saving to the SkyDrive, plus the power of right-clicking your mouse.  Oh, the power of right clicking the mouse.  I would totally gift this to a college student or even the office administrative assistant or better yet, why not purchase a copy for the office.  Microsoft Office 2013 for Dummies is easy to read and so well or…

Hormel REV Wraps #BzzAgent Review

Three growing boys.  Three HUGE appetites.  My grocery bill has definitely grown as our sons have grown and now that school is back in session, every single day I'm greeted with "Mommy, I'm hungry".  We try to keep the fridge and pantry full of quick snacks to tide the boys over until dinner but their appetites are way beyond a sandwich.  Nowadays, they want a sandwich, some chips and a piece of fruit.  In other words, they want a whole 'nother meal. 


Hormel Pepperoni products are a staple in our home so when I saw Hormel REV Wraps in the deli aisle, I figured I'd love to try them.  Then came a BzzAgent opportunity and we had the opportunity to try them all.

Our Thoughts:  THEY LOVE 'EM.  Each Hormel REV Wrap is full of flavor and there are 8 varieties to choose from.  Over course the #4 Meat Lovers Pizza and the #1 Pepperoni Pizza were the top picks in our house.  The dense tortilla and healthy portion of meat and cheese make for a great snack.  I wasn…

Giveaway: Rufus and Ryan Go to Church Book Review and Giveaway

Rufus and Ryan Go To Church!
In Rufus and Ryan Go to Church!, four-year-old Ryan explains to his stuffed monkey, Rufus, what is happening as they attend church on Sunday morning. He lets Rufus know when it’s time to sing and to pray and to be quiet. Author Kathleen Bostrom brings a delightfully light touch to the text as she provides an introduction to an experience that most children are exposed to long before they understand why. And children everywhere will relate to the idea of explaining their surroundings to their favorite companions as they go about their daily activities.