Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from June, 2014

The Officer Said My Three Boys 'Fit the Description'

Last week, while preparing dinner, my youngest son came up to me and said "Mommy, we were racially profiled today." My heart stopped.
I immediately called his older brothers into the kitchen to ask what happened. My oldest began "Mommy, well I don't think he raically profiled us". "Who", I questioned. "Oh, the cop who stopped us."
Cops? What? How? The boys were walking to church camp.  It's not even a 1/4 mile from our house.  Cops?  My kids?  OH MY GOD! My precious twin sons have been blessed with height. By the 5th grade they were nearly 6' tall despite being among the youngest in their class. I often joke "they're tall and thin like their mom". It always gets a smile given at 5'3" and ___ lbs., I'm neither tall nor thin. 
When I drop the kids off at school, the youngest is escorted across the crosswalk by a crossing guard and must walk while the older two are dropped off at the school some 100-125 ft…

The Legend of Korra – Book Two: Spirits arrives on Blu-ray and DVD TOMORROW

The Legend of Korra – Book Two: Spirits arrives on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow on July 1, 2014. Six months after the events of Book One, a new journey begins with exciting new characters, villains and adventures in which Korra learns the story of the very first Avatar. 

The series was voted as IGN’s Best TV Animated Series in 2012 and was the only animated series on the annual list of iTunes Best TV Shows of 2013. The Legend of Korra – Book Two: Spirits Blu-ray and DVD, created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, is available July 1, 2014, for the suggested retail price of $34.99 (Blu-ray) and $19.99 (DVD).

About The Legend of Korra – Book Two: Spirits:
From the creators of the beloved animated franchise Avatar: The Last Airbender comes The Legend of Korra. After ridding Republic City of Amon and his Equalist revolution, Korra is more confident and headstrong then ever – she is even able to enter the Avatar State at will. But when politic…

THE LEGEND OF KORRA – BOOK TWO: SPIRITS on Blu-Ray and DVD on July 1

The Legend of Korra – Book Two: Spirits arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on July 1, 2014. Six months after the events of Book One, a new journey begins with exciting new characters, villains and adventures in which Korra learns the story of the very first Avatar. 



The series was voted as IGN’s Best TV Animated Series in 2012 and was the only animated series on the annual list of iTunes Best TV Shows of 2013. The Legend of Korra – Book Two: Spirits Blu-ray and DVD, created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, is available July 1, 2014, for the suggested retail price of $34.99 (Blu-ray) and $19.99 (DVD).

About The Legend of Korra – Book Two: Spirits:
From the creators of the beloved animated franchise Avatar: The Last Airbender comes The Legend of Korra. After ridding Republic City of Amon and his Equalist revolution, Korra is more confident and headstrong then ever – she is even able to enter the Avatar State at will. But when political tensio…

GIVEAWAY: The Lego Movie Coming to Blu-Ray on June 17th #TheLegoMovie

This is a sponsored post
The instant family classic, The Lego Movie arrives on Blu-ray June 17th!


Check out the Everything is Awesome Blog App below and create a mini 6 second LEGO GIF Video! Feel free to get creative! Your videos instantly get posted to YouTube for everybody to enjoy!

YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSrJ1F17ad1WYmL95B7of1Q

About The Lego Movie
The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Chris Pratt (Moneyball) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (The Campaign) stars as the voice of his primary adversary,…

GIVEAWAY: Malt-O-Meals Taste the Savings

This is a sponsored post
Did you know Malt-O-Meal bagged cereals come in 28 delicious flavor varieties – something for every taste bud in the family? And, a recent taste test conducted on behalf of MOM Brands (Malt-O-Meal’s parent company) revealed that consumers preferred the taste of four Malt-O-Meal cereals over more expensive Post Cereals brands.


Great to have on-hand this summer for an affordable, delicious breakfast or a tasty snack on-the-go, Malt-O-Meal bagged cereals cost less, ounce-for-ounce, than leading boxed brands. Thanks to MOM Brands - America’s fastest growing cereal company - cereal lovers can enjoy great taste AND save money!  Now that the price of milk is expected to continue to rise, it's nice to save some money on cereal to kinda' balance things out.

Cereal is a go to snack in the Three Boys and an Old Lady household.  Snack?  Yes, snack.  Hunty, some dry cereal in a sandwich bag is a perfect traveling companion.  I also have a fab recipe for homemade cer…

Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Tasting Party

Last month some friends and I got together at our local Chick-fil-A to sample their latest menu addition (drum roll please):Grilled Chicken.  

This year, I grabbed Kimberly, Nichole and Tammy for this sampling event, oh and the youngest of Los Tres Amigos.  I love visiting our local Chick-fil-A.  It's almost as if we're visiting family.  Dale; his wife, Linda; PR rep, Mickey and the crew are like old friends.  We're always greeted with a friendly "Hello" and a great big smile.  

Our visit was pretty special despite constant interruptions.  I saw a couple of old friends I hadn't seen in months.  One was there with her kids just having dinner and the other was there with her kids attending a birthday party.  My kid saw a few of his classmates. Everyone knows Dale Linda and would stop by our table for a "high five" or a handshake. 

Then there was the birthday parties.  This location doesn't really host a lot of birthday parties but there was one sched…

HUGGIES® Diapers and Wipes at Costco

Even when baby’s out and about, feel free to relax just a little more knowing that HUGGIES® has you and your little one covered. From leaks to messes, HUGGIES® diapers are designed for every situation and HUGGIES® wipes can handle even those big messes. 

 HUGGIES® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers are more absorbent than regular Snug & Dry Diapers, and provide long-lasting leakage protection for your baby, day and night. Experience the unbeatable, all-around protection vs. Pampers Baby Dry*! 

 Experience HUGGIES® simplest formula ever with HUGGIES Natural Care® Plus Wipes. Thicker and more durable for any mess**, it’s no wonder they clean better than Pampers***. HUGGIES Natural Care® Plus Wipes with aloe & vitamin E, are hypoallergenic, fragrance free & alcohol free. Try HUGGIES® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and HUGGIES Natural Care® Plus Wipes, exclusively at Costco! 

HUGGIES® products, available only at Costco Wholesale and Costco.com 

HUGGIES® Diapers and Wipes at Costco

Be sure …

MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”—GUARDIANS OF GOOD Contest #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, Dolby® Laboratories and Visa Signature Join Forces to Find GUARDIANS OF GOOD— Real “Guardians of the Galaxy” Who Better Their Communities Through Service, Science or Innovation


SEEKING REAL “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, Dolby® Laboratories and Visa Signature are joining forces for a nationwide MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”—GUARDIANS OF GOOD contest in conjunction with the August 1, 2014 release of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

The Greatest Gifts for Grads at Best Buy #GreatestGrad

This is a sponsored post.

Graduation day is finally here!  Now they're packing up and preparing to move out and as graduates make this transition from their home to a whole new world, it's important we gift them with something to help get them started on their new journey.  Whether they're heading off to college or moving into their first apartment, Best Buy Gift Center has the latest gifts for the greatest grads. 


Here are just a few of my favorite gift ideas for grads:
Samsung 48" HDTV NW Electronics Stone Bake Pizza OvenFrigidaire 3.1 cu. ft. Compact RefrigeratorBeats by Dr. Dre Pill XL Portable SpeakerLG Stainless Steel Microwave OvenSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.1Keurig Elite Single Serve CoffeemakeriTunes Gift CardShark Professional Lightweight IronNinja Professional 24 oz. blender'Hoover Windtunnel 2 Rewind Upright VacuumHamilton Beach Set and Forget or Go 6-quart Slow CookerOster 4-slice Toaster OvenOne of my favorite gift ideas is the Oster 4-slice toaster oven,…

Planes Fire & Rescue - Print & Play #FireAndRescue

Dusty is headed out on an all-new adventure this summer in PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE and in celebration of this, here are a some fun activities for you and your family to enjoy while soaring through the sky or relaxing in your own backyard.


GIVEAWAY: Bet On Your Baby Luvs Coupon #BetOnYourBaby

Bet on Your Baby is back for its second season May 31st at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC!

Would you take YOUR baby into the baby dome? How do you think you and your baby would do on the show?


About Bet On Your Baby All parents think they know their baby well, but are they willing to bet on it? Find out when actress/comedienne and working mom Melissa Peterman, star of ABC Family's Baby Daddy hosts this adorable, hilarious and surprisingly suspenseful game show. Parents try to predict their toddler's next move in an effort to win money for their child's future education.


Airs Saturdays at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC starting May 31st.



The show is hilarious!


Get Social:
“Like” BOYB on Social Media!
Twitter: https://twitter.com/betonyourbabyFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BetOnYourBabyInstagram: http://instagram.com/abcbetonyourbabyWin it: One lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady blog reader will receive One (1) Pack of Three Luv's Coupons

* * * G I V E A W A Y * * *
Entry-Form


Disclosure: Many than…

Splurge vs. Save Campaign

This blogging mommy hardly ever pays full price.  Each season presents its on sets of challenges on how best to spend my money.  For example, Winter.  Winter means coats and jackets so I watch for savings on those items.  Summer?  Summer, well Summer means sundresses.  

My sundress splurge would send me straight to Nordstrom for this maxi dress I would love to have.  Look at the brightly colored, flowing fabric and those faux leather straps.  I mean it's only $450 oh and this includes free shipping. 


The Fashionista in me would oh so love to have this dress, but the Savings Diva said "Hunty, for $450, you can go to KMart and snag this AX Paris Women's Indian Paisley Green Maxi, a pair of shoes, go to Hobby Lobby and add a touch of leather to the straps, a weekend rental at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and 2 nights at the Hampton Inn."

I'm glad I listened to the Savings Diva deep inside and didn't break out the credit card this time.  I love my new shoes and dress and t…

Giveaway: NICKELODEON SUMMER DVD ROUND-UP

Celebrate the beginning of summer with eight new DVD titles from Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. Nickelodeon’s animated stars know how to have fun in the sun, so join favorite characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, the Bubble Guppies, and the PAW Patrol pups for some summertime adventures. Each of these DVDs are available at retailers now!


PAW Patrol (ALL-NEW AVAILABLE NOW)

Whenever there’s a problem, just yelp for help! The PAW Patrol pups are ready to save the day at home in their first-ever DVD, filled with 10 exhilarating adventures from the hit animated preschool series. Follow these six heroic rescue pups and a tech-savvy boy who work hard to show the people of Adventure Bay that “no job is too big, no pup is too small!”

Catalogue: 805434
DVD SRP: $14.99

Bubble Guppies: Sunny Days!
From the beach to the circus, to a night under the stars, join the Bubble Guppies as they swim into activities perfect for summer in these six swim-…

Introducing Princess Peach - A Super Mario Bros. Costume Review

Little ones love playing dress up and I love shopping for costumes from Costume Supercenter.  Of course we dress up on Halloween but I really love it when I go to the grocery store and see a kid in a costume on a "regular" day.  You've seen little ones walking around in a cape and galoshes.  ADORBS!!!  

Costume Supercenter offers so many costumes at prices my wallet loves and selection, WOW, there are tons of costumes and accessories to choose from.  Recently, I had the opportunity to review the Girls Deluxe Super Mario Princess Peach Costume.  From the moment I saw the costume online I knew it would be perfect for my friend's little princess.  She is a fan of the Super Mario video games and Princess Peach is one of her favorite characters.  As luck would have it, I was right.  The moment she saw the costume she immediately wanted to try it on and model.  


The costume fit perfectly!  The size chart on the website made it easy to find the perfect fit.  I admit whenever …