Tuesday, April 30, 2013

One Kings Lane $15 Credit for New Members!!



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Sign up to be a Media Insiders Panelist and choose to be entered into two Sweepstakes: option 1 is a discounted wireless phone plan, and option 2 is being entered for various sweepstakes. 

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Monday, April 29, 2013

American Girl Bitty Twins + Book Set Giveaway Ends 5~13


Welcome to the American Girl Bitty Twins Spring Giveaway

Organized by Mom to Bed by 8 & co-hosted by Iowa Mom.

Down South Savings has teamed up with some of your favorite bloggers to bring you this adorable event!

The on-the-go Bitty Twins offer so many ways to mix and match! Choose skin tone, hair color, and gender to create your favorite pair. They come with full outfits, hair for styling, and a special book. Add to the fun with accessories and Dress Like Your Doll clothing. These 15-inch dolls are for ages 3 and up.

One lucky winner will receive an American Girl Bitty Twins + Book Set!

Even better we are giving you the opportunity to select boy-girl, 2 girls or 2 boys. You also get to select skin and hair shade of each.
Giveaway ends May 13th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below.
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Down South Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Iron Man 3 - Clip "Air Force One Rescue"

IRON MAN 3 releases in theaters on May 3rd!




“Like” IRON MAN 3 on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ironman
“Follow” IRON MAN 3 on Twitter: @Iron_Man
Visit the website: http://marvel.com/ironman3



YouCopia CoffeeStack Review


I recently had the opportunity to work with YouCopia and review their Coffee Stack


Make Your Morning Simple

The CoffeeStack is a perfect solution for organizing 40 K-Cups out of sight in your kitchen cabinet. Less than six inches wide, the CoffeeStack drawers lower to resting position, so you can easily see and select your coffee of choice.

Features of the CoffeeStack:

Organizes 40 K-Cups
Fits standard cabinets, measures 5.3 W x 9.3 H x 10.9 L inches
Black and silver colors complement any kitchen decor
Non-skid feet hold unit securely in place
No assembly required, units are stackable


My K-Cups were truly scattered about in my kitchen. I had some in boxes, some on the counter, and others just wherever I could find a place to stick them. The CoffeeStack has really made a huge difference in my kitchen life! I was able to get all of my K-Cups organized and in one handy place. I love opening my CoffeeStack and seeing the different variety's of coffee to choose from in the morning. No more digging around! I am LOVING my CoffeeStack and wonder now how I made it so long without one! Highly recommend it to anyone who has a need for organizing but just not sure where to start!

YouCopia also has other Stacks to choose from including the BakeStack, perfect for the baker in you! All of their stacks are "stackable" so stock up! 

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Disclosure: I receive sample(s) for purpose of testing and review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. 
I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

Wholesome Sweeteners Review

Wholesome Sweeteners, formed in 2001, is the nation’s leading provider of sustainable, environmentally and ethically responsible, great tasting sweeteners in the USA. The sweeteners are Organic, Fairtrade Certified, Non-GMO Verified, highest quality sugars, syrups, and honeys, all made from nature’s best resources.

I received this very generous box of sweet organic goodies to review. 


I have substituted many of my regular items using these organic products and the taste is so much better, not to mention better for you! I tried one of the recipes they had posted on their site for the Peanut Butter Cookies and they were a huge hit in our home. We put what was left in the microwave for the night and we awoke to a plate of crumbs! The kids really enjoyed them! Wholesome Sweeteners products are available to purchase locally in these stores. If you've always wanted to test the waters of organic eating, this is the place to start. The possibilities are endless! 

An interesting fact about this company is that they are the first Fair Trade AND Organic honey product in the United States. I encourage you to read this very interesting article on their blog: Is Your Honey Even Honey?

Connect with Wholesome Sweeteners via

While you're there, be sure to check this out!

Disclosure: I receive sample(s) from for purpose of testing and review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. 
I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

Eat Smart Kitchen Scale Review

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I recently had the opportunity to work with Eat Smart Products  and review their kitchen scale. I have never owned a kitchen scale so I was super exited to try this one out! I received the EatSmart™ Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale to base my review. 




The EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale is an economically priced multifunction home scale, perfect for everyday tasks from weighing food or ingredients to calculating postage. Along with our Precision Pro, you will also receive a FREE Calorie Factors Book making it easy to achieve goals such as portion control and calorie counting.

Features
Compact Design and Easy Two-Button Operation
Tare Feature; Subtract the weight of any plate or container
4 Measurement Modes: Grams / Ounces / Kilograms / Pounds
Max Weight: 11 pounds / 5 kilograms
Graduation: .05 oz / 1 gram
3 minute Auto-Turnoff
Includes 2 AAA batteries

It's ideal for any kitchen. It doesn't take much space and can be stored almost anywhere.  many recipes I use call for an ingredient in lbs vs cups because I cook on bulk to feed a large family. This scale made my life so much easier in the kitchen! Since I buy in bulk, many times different family members will request a different item. If I'm having meatloaf, one son always requests Manwich. With the Eat Smart scale I can simply weigh out a pound of meat from my bulk package and make his Manwich without having to guess and end up with too much or too little meat. 

Overall, I give this a scale two thumbs up! Highly recommend it to anyone that cooks! Especially if you cook in bulk like I do!

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and follow the Eat Smart Blog!

Buy It! Right now you can snag the scale I reviewed for only $25! 
Also, be sure to check out their EatSmart Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale

Disclosure: I receive sample(s) from for purpose of testing and review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. 
I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 





Sunday, April 28, 2013

Comment Starter $100 Giveaway! Ends 5~6


Welcome to the Comment Starter Giveaway!


Down South Savings has teamed up with some of your favorite bloggers to bring you this extra special giveaway! There are no pages to "like" or "follow". As bloggers we like to have conversations with our readers....this is just a way to get the conversation started. I look forward to hearing from you!

One lucky reader will receive their choice of $100 via paypal or a $100 Amazon eGift Code!

Giveaway ends May 6th at 11:59pm, open to worldwide, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Down South Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Monsters University - Trailer!


“Like” MONSTERS UNIVERSITY on Facebook: http://facebook.com/PixarMonstersUniversity

"Follow" Disney/Pixar on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DisneyPixar


MONSTERS UNIVERSITY releases in theaters on June 21st!



Friday, April 26, 2013

Indigo Wild Review


 
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Indigo Wild has been producing all-natural products infused with good karma for the body and home since 1996, including the wildly popular Zum line. Never tested on animals, the Zum line includes numerous all-natural products and blends: Zum Body lotions, Zum Bar natural soaps, Zum Glow soy wax candles, Zum Rub body salves, Zum Mist aromatherapy sprays, baby products, dog products, Zum Clean laundry soaps, household cleaning products and more.

Need some Zum?

Free Blogger Opp! iPad with Retina Display 16GB


New Free Event
Hosted by: Mom Powered Media
Prize: iPad with Retina Display 16GB
The event dates: May 14th – June 4th
Open World Wide
Blogger Prize: Top referral will receive a free co-host spot.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dooney & Bourke Mini Purse Giveaway!

Dooney & Bourke Mini Purse Giveaway!!





Welcome to the Dooney & Bourke Mini Purse Giveaway!! Hosted by Miss Priss 
Down South Savings is pleased to be a part of this awesome giveaway! 


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Photo Ready Giveaway Event Ends 5~14

Welcome to the Photo Ready Giveaway Event

Down South Savings has teamed up with some of your favorite bloggers to bring you this awesome event organized by: Mom Powered Media. 

Please take a moment to say hello to our sponsor: Giveaway Booster

Have a giveaway? Great! Now, how do you get the word out about your giveaway? Of course you want to reach more than just your audience right?!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Little Miss Pepper Designs Mother's Day Giveaway! Ends 5~11

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Down South Savings has teamed up with some of your favorite bloggers to bring you this special Mothers Day Giveaway Event!

Mother's Day is right around the corner and that means it's time to start thinking about what to get the special mom in your life. I don't know about you, but I don't know a single woman that doesn't love a nice piece of jewelry, especially one that is personalized just for her. Well, thanks to Little Miss Pepper Designs and Life With Two Boys, one lucky mom is going to win not one piece of jewelry, but a custom jewelry prize pack just in time for Mother's Day!

Bellini Fabulous Finds $150 Gift Code Giveaway Ends 5~7

Welcome to the Bellini Fabulous Finds Mother's Day Giveaway

I have teamed up with many of your favorite Mom Powered Media bloggers to bring you this special event made possible by Bellini Fabulous Finds.

Bellini Fabulous Finds offers really unique finds each month! If you are looking for the perfect unique gift for a wonderful mom this Mother's Day Bellini Fabulous Finds has done all the work of searching for you. Each month their awesome team works hard to search all over to find the the hottest new mom and baby items! If if you see what you want make sure to grab it before all new finds are featured!
From unique decor items to the perfect baby gifts, you can find it at Bellini's Fabulous Finds.

One lucky winner will receive a $150 Gift Code to Bellini's Fabulous Finds !!

AquaChef Review

I have always been big on cooking. I have a large family so I make rather large meals on a daily basis. I recently had the opportunity to work with AquaChef and review their Smart Cooker. The recipe possibilities are endless! It's basically set it and forget it. I liked the AquaChef because my food wasn't dry like a conventional oven can sometimes make it. It was packed full of flavor and overall delicious.

Features of the AquaChef Smart Cooker Include: 

Simple one-touch operation for precise temperature control
Unique design forces the food to remain submerged for faster cooking
Doesn’t suffer from water loss
Energy efficient appliance
Won't smell or heat up the house like an ordinary oven
Keeps food at the perfect finished temperature until you're ready to serve


The secret of the AquaChef is that air never touches your food. By sealing your food air-tight, your food retains 100% of the moisture, flavor, and nutrients. Your food cooks in its own natural juices, evenly at a precise temperature all the way through. Meaning from edge to edge your food will cook perfectly. And since the AquaChef transfers heat better than ordinary air ovens, your food will cook faster, more efficient, and perfectly every time.

They have many different recipes to view on their Cooking With Mel blog. Cooking with Mel is a GourmetCookingOnline exclusive production, featuring excellent, fun and easy cooking videos, and sous vide AquaChef instructional demonstrations. Melissa will make every recipe one you can remember and reproduce with fantastic results on your own, or for your friends and family.

So if you're looking for a kitchen appliance that lets you have your convenience and still have the great flavor, AquaChef is the way to go! Highly recommend this to all of my readers!

Disclosure: I receive sample(s) from for purpose of testing and review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. 
I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Magellan eXplorist GC GPS Giveaway Ends 5~13


Down South Savings has teamed up with a few of your favorite bloggers to bring you this awesome event! 

Welcome to the Magellan eXplorist GC GPS Giveaway.

Rare and exclusive event organized by Mom to Bed by 8, author of Geocaching Etiquette with permission from Magellan.

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is the 21st century treasure hunt that kids and families can enjoy together. For more information please visit www.geocaching.com.

The eXplorist GC

The Magellan eXplorist GC GPS provides a user-friendly experience that helps a novice geocacher discover the world of high-tech treasure hunting, and sophisticated features to give an experienced seeker an advantage in the field. The lightweight outdoor handheld GPS, with a 2.2-inch color daylight-readable screen, is pre-loaded with 999 of the most popular geocaches in the world, and is capable of holding 10,000 downloaded geocaches. For the first time, users can customize their eXplorist GC GPS with National Geographic TOPO! maps or DigitalGlobe satellite imagery. Magellan has also enhanced the eXplorist GC main screen with a new, easy-to-use menu of features to give users an intuitive presentation of options for navigating through geocaches, waypoints, maps and other tools.

One lucky winner will receive a Magellan eXplorist GC GPS!

Giveaway ends May 13th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Down South Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Box Tops For Education

General Mills

Click the link above to join today and find even more ways to earn cash for your school online!




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$100 Lowe's Gift Card Giveaway!

We are giving away a $100 Lowes Gift Card this week! It is in honor of a new book, Start, by Jon Acuff that was just released. Everyone I know who has read it, has loved it! 





It is really good at showing how you stop living an ordinary life and get your passions "unstuck". The great thing is that it could be applied to nearly ANY passion. To enter, simply click on the "Answer a Question about START" in the box below and follow the directions. If you have a twitter account, you can even get an extra entry into the contest each day. Enter on the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck! 
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Good luck! Thanks so much to HHE for sponsoring this giveaway & post.

Down South Savings is NOT responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment




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All opinions expressed are solely from Down South Savings and were not and will not be influenced by any form of compensation. 
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Bisquick Newsletter



Great Recipes and coupons! Click the image above to get yours today!



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All opinions expressed are solely from Down South Savings and were not and will not be influenced by any form of compensation. 
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

OraMD Review and Giveaway



Trusted Health Products has had great success with OraMD over the last 12 years selling over a half million bottles. OraMD – an all-natural liquid toothpaste, mouth rinse and breath freshener - is endorsed by Dr. Tom McGuire, a world-renowned dentist and leading authority on preventive dentistry, and is also starting to be offered in holistic dental offices nationwide.

I recently had the opportunity to review OraMD's liquid toothpaste for myself and the results are amazing. The taste is a bit strong the first use but it's nothing unbearable or anything that would make me discontinue use. Oral Hygiene is very important in my home. Two of my four children are in braces and go see the Orthodontist once a month. If their teeth aren't clean, the braces come off with no discounts given. They too have started using the OraMD in place of their current brand and the Orthodontist was pleased with the results.  I recommend OraMD to anyone that uses a toothbrush! (except those with allergies as listed below)

Kiss the Cook Giveaway Event!


Kiss the Cook Event

Organized by: Mom Powered Media
Prize: Rachael Ray Cookware Prize Package
Event dates: 6/3 - 6/24
SIGN-UP HERE! and tell them April Wray referred you

Friday, April 19, 2013

#ad Makeup Through The Ages

Did you know that makeup is as old as civilization itself?  Check out this cool infographic for some interesting makeup facts!

History of Makeup:Cosmetics' Greatest Hits
Infographic provided byTEMPTU Airbrush Makeup Systems



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Win Shell Fuel for a year for you and 5 friends!

Click the image above to fill out the form and enter to win!





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All opinions expressed are solely from Down South Savings and were not and will not be influenced by any form of compensation. 
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mamas & Papas George Giraffe Giveaway Ends 5~3



Welcome to the Mamas & Papas Giveaway.
Down South Savings has teamed up with some of your favorite bloggers to bring you this event organized by Mom to Bed by 8. Be sure to check out all of the details and enter to win on the Rafflecopter form below!

Mamas & Papas Rocking Animal George Giraffe has three interactive modes of play: story time, song time and play time and will provide hours of fun for your little one. Each of these modes can be activated using the four interactive toys that are stored in his bag which attaches around his neck. Simply by holding the toys to his mouth, George Giraffe will tell you a different story, sing a song or play hide & seek.
George, the Mamas & Papas Rocking Animal encourages developmental skills such as speech, play, cognitive skills and more. He offers loads of plush rocking fun and learning along the way.

$100 Flash #Giveaway Ends 4~25

Welcome to the Comment Starter Giveaway!


I have teamed up with some of your favorite bloggers to bring you this awesome giveaway! Who couldn't use an extra $100 here at Mother's Day?!

This giveaway is special!!! There are no pages to "like" or "follow". As bloggers we like to have conversations with our readers....this is just a way to get the conversation started.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Identical Twins! Born 4/14/13

Our newest additions born 4/14/13

FINALLY! We have waited and waited. I just knew she was in labor 2 weeks ago and lost many nights of sleep thinking I heard "kids" outside. The time FINALLY came! Mama and Kids are doing great! Maple and Willow seem to like them and "Surprise" doesn't seem to care one way or the other! Next post will be of the 11 new baby chicks hatched out this morning!



Sunday, April 14, 2013

Comfy Sack Giveaway Ends 5~8

What's big, comfy, and could be yours? A Comfy Sack of course! If you've ever seen or sat on a Comfy Sack in real life, you already know how awesome they are and you can just skip down to the bottom to enter to win one! If you haven't you've gotta read on- then enter to win one!

Down South Savings has teamed up with some of your favorite bloggers to bring you this awesome giveaway! Check out all of the great details and enter to win on the Rafflecopter Form below!

Comfy Sack bean bag chairs are available in multiple shapes and sizes. The sack and the lounger are two of the most popular. The main difference between the Lounger and Sack is the shape. The Sack is round and the Lounger is oval. Comfy Sack Facts, that Make Comfy Sacks the best bean bags ever:
  • All Comfy Sack covers are machine washable.
  • Shipping is always free to 48 states.
  • Each sack comes with a three year warranty on all seams and zippers on both the cover and liner.
  • 90% of orders are shipped 2-4 days so you get your sack fast!
The bean bag Lounger is perfect if your looking to use a bean bag chair in place of a couch. You can sit on it or lay on it lengthwise like a chaise. The most popular loungers are the 7.5 ft lounger and the 6 ft lounger, however smaller ones are perfect for teenagers bedrooms. Tina, of Baby Costcutters placed her lounger in her fourteen year old son’s room. He uses it to kick back and play video games on! You can read her full review by clicking here.  
 The bean bag Sack is the ultimate product for someone looking to add a comfy chair to their house! The sack creates the perfect little place to flop into after a long day. It's round shape creates an ultra comfortable 'pod' that you sink into for ultimate comfort. Skye, of Real Mom Reviews was sent a 5-foot sack that she used to replace her living rooms recliner! You can read her full review by clicking here.

Win It: Comfy Sacks has offered one super lucky reader a 5 ft lounger or 5 ft sack. Giveaway is open to US only and ends on 5/8/2013 at 11:59PM EST. Rules can be found here. Please email Real Mom Reviews with any questions. I was not compensated for this publication. Down South Savings is NOT responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Mystery Purse Giveaway Ends 4~15

Mystery Purse Giveaway!


Welcome to the Mystery Purse Giveaway!

Down South Savings has teamed up with some awesome bloggers to bring you this awesome giveaway!!!

Boxes are so passe!!! I have loaded up this gorgeous Black Leather Purse with tons of amazing goodies! All items are not pictured (well it is a Mystery! lol) and I love to add last minute goodies when packing it up to send to the winner.

This mystery purse and contents are worth well over $75.00!!

I am so excited to share this with you that I have teamed up with some of the most incredible bloggers! 

The giveaway ends on 4/15 at 11:59PM EST!

Only for US Residents age 18 or older! Enter on the Rafflecopter below! Good Luck!!!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Down South Savings is responsible for prize shipment


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Thursday, April 11, 2013

#ad York Photo Mother's Day Gift

 

 Get a $7 Custom Softcover Book when you register at York Photo and use code LOVEMOM at checkout. That’s a savings of $21.99 (76%)!

Order quantity limited to one book. Does not include shipping and handling. Does not include extra pages. Ordered Online. One time use. Cannot combine coupon codes. Offer for new customers only.



Down South Savings receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. Posts may also contain affiliate (marketing) links . 
All opinions expressed are solely from Down South Savings and were not and will not be influenced by any form of compensation. 
I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 
Please see the Disclosure Policy for complete details.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

DIY Key Chime

My Dad always had TONS of keys. Growing up I always knew when he was awake because I heard the keys on his side rattling. After he got sick he "retired" the keys into a nightstand beside his bed. When he passed December 3, 2012 and I brought the bedroom suit to my home, I found the stash of keys.

I cannot make myself trash anything that belonged to him so I knew they still had a use I just didn't know what that use was until my Sister showed me a picture of a wind chime someone made of nothing but keys. We did it a little differently as they had their keys tied on with string. I wanted something a little more durable so we opted for chain. I showed it to my husband and he went to work on it. My Dad did his porch in cedar and after it was complete he gave me some of the left over pieces. Luckily I held on to it because that made this Key-Chime a little more special.




Supplies:

Small Piece of Wood

Small "eye hooks" to hang the chain on ($1.00 at the Dollar Store)

Chain ($1.50 at the Dollar Store)

Keys

My husband cut the cedar to the size I wanted, sanded it, and put gloss paint on it. He then put 4 "eye hooks" on the bottom of the wood where the chain would hang. Attached a chain to each hook, and put a key into each hook of the chain. He then put an eye hook on each side to attach a rope to hang the Key Chime. It now hangs on my front porch and I couldn't be happier about the end result!

7 Day Flash $100 Giveaway! Ends 4~18

Mom to Bed by 8 welcomes you to the 7 Day Flash $100 Giveaway!


Down South Savings has teamed up with a few of your favorite bloggers to bring you this special giveaway organized by by: Mom to Bed by 8 and Baby Costcutters

One lucky reader will receive their choice of $100 via paypal or Amazon E-Code!

Giveaway ends April 18th at 11:59pm, open to worldwide, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Down South Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

MyPerfectGift.com $200 Mother’s Day Giveaway Ends 5~8


MyPerfectGift.com lets you buy the gift your loved ones really want.
Moms do love the special hand made gifts we get from our little ones but, be honest…..we really want a great Mother’s Day Gift!!! I always ask my husband to pick out my gift himself to make it extra special and of course he never does. His excuse: I just don't want you to NOT like it! If that's ever happened to you, this year let them know exactly what you want.

At MyPerfectGift.com you can create and share your FREE registry. Put lots of items on your wishlist and you’ll be surprised.

How to be Eligible to Win

Create a registry with at least 3 gifts or add to an existing registry. {sign-up with one click using your Facebook info} ~ When you sign up please use the letters “MPM” in the “Referred By” box.

One lucky winner will receive $200 in Visa Gift Cards!!

Organized by: Mom Powered Media
Giveaway ends May 8th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
Disclosure: To be eligible to win this giveaway you must create an account and add at least three items in your registry. If you already have a MyPerfectGift registry just add a gift to your existing registry to be eligible for this giveaway. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Down South Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. This event was organized by MomPoweredMedia please contact tina@babycostcutters.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Monday, April 8, 2013

It’s A Zoo Out There Event Ends 4~29

Welcome to the It’s A Zoo Out There Event

Bloggers coming together for a fundraiser event for Liam, read a bit about his story here: http://goo.gl/1if6U

Make sure to take a moment to visit our very special hosts: Mom to Bed by 8, Children Teaching Mama, MI Savings Mama, My UnEntitled Life, Simply Sherryl, Blog by Donna, Behavioral Child, Growing Up Bilingual, A Bird And A Bean, The Empowered Momma, Couponing for Freebies, Stay a Stay at Home Mom, Free N Clear, Barbara's beat, My Devotional Thoughts and Giveaway Bandit.

Down South Savings has teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers to bring you this extra special event! Please check out all of the info and enter to win on the form below!

The Zoo Park Bounce House and Ball Pit features a unique animal zoo theme, with animal graphics both inside and out, The bouncer has two slides, a bounce area, ball pit, and a ball hoop. The second slide leads from the Bounce area to the ball pit, giving the little ones with plenty of activities to stay busy for hours of fun.

One lucky winner will receive a Zoo Park Bouncer with Ball Pit!

Giveaway ends April 29th at 11:59pm, open worldwide, ages 18+. Winners outside of the US will receive a $350 Amazon E-Code instead. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below.
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Fagor America Tabletop Oven Review and Giveaway

Thanks to Fagor America for allowing me to review their Halogen Tabletop Oven free of charge for review on my blog.




I received my Halogen Tabletop Oven this morning via UPS and I already had a whole chicken waiting for the oven to arrive! Lucky for me the oven came with a recipe guide inside the user manual and there was a recipe there for Savory Roasted Chicken and I had all of the ingredients on hand so I gave it a shot. I will share the recipe at the end of the post but to get started I'll tell you a little more about the product.

The Halogen Tabletop Oven has a 12 qt. capacity, cooks up to 50% faster and is up to 75% more energy efficient than a conventional oven. The powerful halogen heating and convection system circulates heated air evenly around oven. It has an easy-to-clean glass body with two stackable cooking racks (Racks may be used independently or simultaneously), simple to use dial for timer and temperature settings.


Included Accessories: 

•Two cooking racks; Upper & Lower.

•Tongs for lifting racks and foods from the oven.

•Stainless steel extender ring (adds an extra 5qt. capacity)

•Non-stick pan

This highly efficient and portable convection oven does the work of many appliances in one. A powerful internal fan circulates hot air to cook food uniformly and seal in natural juices for full flavor and aroma. I personally like the tabletop oven because it doesn't heat my home up like my conventional oven. I can still cook all of my favorite meals in the hot summer heat and enjoy the comfortable coolness of my home! The recipe possibilities are endless because this oven grills, bakes, broils, steams, and roasts! You can do anything from bake a cake to roast a chicken! 


The recipe I used was the Savory Roasted Chicken 


Serves: 4 
Cooking Time: 1 Hr 5 min.


INGREDIENTS
1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds)
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
2 whole lemons that have been poked all over with a fork


DIRECTIONS
Rinse the chicken inside and out under cold water, pat dry using a paper towel.
In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice with oil and melted butter until blended, then rub all over the chicken and under the skin of the chicken breast.
Rub the inside and outside of the chicken with seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and cayenne (you can season the chicken under the skin also if desired). Place the lemons inside the cavity. Using cotton string, tie the legs together tightly.
Place chicken on low rack in oven, breast side down. Bake for 35 minutes at 400°F. Turn chicken over so breast side is up. Top oven with extender ring and bake an additional 30 minutes or until the temperature of an instant read thermometer registers 165°F when inserted into the thickest part of a thigh.

Cover with foil and let sit for 15 minutes before slicing.

The end result.... Delicious


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MARVEL STUDIOS BEGINS PRODUCTION ON 2nd INSTALLMENT OF THE
ICONIC FRANCHISE “CAPTAIN AMERICA”

Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Commences Principal Photography
In Preparation for April 4, 2014 Film Release


BURBANK, Calif. (April 8, 2013) – Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studios’ release, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” production on the highly anticipated release, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has commenced in Los Angeles, Calif., with production also including locations in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington D.C. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (“Welcome to Collinwood”) from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The First Avenger”). Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release in the U.S. on April 4, 2014.

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.   

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Black Swan”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“The Hurt Locker,” “Million Dollar Baby”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “How I Met Your Mother”) as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo (“Zero Dark Thirty”) as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre (“Death Warrior”) as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Hunger Games”) as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp (“The Ring 2,” “Revenge”) as Agent 13 andMaximiliano Hern├índez (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Thor”) as Agent Jasper Sitwell.

Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Alan Fine, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The creative production team on the film includes director of photography Trent Opaloch (“Elysium,” “District 9”), production designer Peter Wenham (“21 Jump Street,” “Fast Five”), editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. (“Star Wars: Episode 7,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“The Hunger Games,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”).

Marvel Studios’ upcoming release schedule includes “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013, and “Thor: The Dark World” on November 8, 2013. The studio most recently produced the critically acclaimed “Marvel’s The Avengers,” which set the all-time, domestic 3-day weekend box office record at $207.4 million. The film, which shattered both domestic and international box office records, is Disney’s highest-grossing global and domestic release of all time and marks the studio’s fifth film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide.

In the summer of 2011, Marvel successfully launched two new franchises with “Thor,” starring Chris Hemsworth, and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” starring Chris Evans. Both films opened #1 at the box office and have grossed over $800 million worldwide combined. In 2010 “Iron Man 2,” starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury took the #1 spot in its first weekend with a domestic box office gross of $128.1 million.

In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk.”  “Iron Man,” in which Robert Downey Jr. originally dons the Super Hero’s powerful armor and stars alongside co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub and Gwyneth Paltrow, was released May 2, 2008, and was an immediate box office success. Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film brought in over $100 million in its opening weekend.  On June 13, 2008, Marvel released “The Incredible Hulk,” marking its second number one opener of that summer.



ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.





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