7th Annual Pork Rind Appreciation Day Contest NOW until Game Day + A Maria's Space #Giveaway

Right now through the “big game” on February 4, 2018, Gridiron Groovin’, the newest game that lets you create your own signature touchdown dance at PorkRindDay.com is offering a chance to win $2,500! 

Here's how to WIN big with Southern Recipe and Pork Rind Appreciation Day:

Play Gridiron Groovin' with NFL legend, Billy "White Shoes" Johnson as many times as you want at PorkRindDay.com

Each game win = 1 entry to win $2,500 and a year's supply of pork rinds from Southern Recipe.

One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. The prize includes one year’s supply of pork rinds, equivalent to 12 cases of Rudolph Family of Brands snacks and products and twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500). The total estimated value of this prize package is approximately $2,950.

Four (4) runners up prizes will include $500 and 6 cases of Rudolph Family of Brands snacks and products. The total estimated value of each runner up prize package is approximately $750.

How is that for a fantastic giveaway? I just played. Enter your email, pick a player and dance to win. It is easy and kinda fun.
We all have heard that pork is the other white meat so is Pork Rinds the other, other white meat? Whatever it is I have been a fan for years. I love it and I am not picky on the flavor. Love it all.

Have you ever tried a pork rind? It is a crispy, crunchy tasty snack that will make you want to put the bag down as quickly as you picked it up. I eat a whole snack size bag every single time in the blink of an eye. It is the perfect crunchy craving snack.

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered or received.

Super Blanky® The Blanket You Wear Is Available At Target @mysuperblanky

Just in time for the holidays kids can wrap themselves in a superhero blanket cape
This November, just in time for the holiday season, Target Stores across the country will carry, the new and patented Super Blanky®. Super Blanky® is created with an incredibly unique patented design that turns a blanket into a wearable superhero cape without the restriction of a neckband. The sleeves allow the wearer to play superhero or cozy up with the blanket wrapped safely around their shoulders. It’s like cuddling in a giant comfy, confidence cape.

Super Blanky® will be available with the following licensed characters: Batman®, Five Nights at Freddy’s®, Jurassic World®, Paw Patrol®, PJ Masks®, Trolls®, Despicable Me 3®, Emoji Nation® and My Little Pony®.

Jeffrey Franco, Executive Vice President of Product Development and Licensing, a 3rd generation family member, running the company said, “When we saw the Super Blanky we knew it was a winner.”  Franco sees this product as having key attributes that fit the categories the company looks for as it is innovative, a great vehicle for licenses, and proprietary with a strong patent. “The whole Franco Mfg. team is excited about the Target promotion and the future of Super Blanky,” Franco added.

The Super Blanky® with coordinating mask will be launching at Target store end caps nationwide, for $19.99 November 2017. To learn more about Super Blanky® visit superblanky.com, follow Super Blanky® at Facebook, keyword “My Super Blanky” or Twitter @mysuperblanky for updates. To purchase your own, visit your local Target Store or target.com.

The 411:

Adorable and soft and at a great price the Super Blanky is adorable and even kids at 12 and 14 want to wear one at least in my house. They fought over who would do this review.

We love that it comes with an easy to wear mask and that you wear the blanket by placing your arms in arm holes.  This is especially good for kids who are constantly kicking off their blanket like the kids in my preschool class. I am constantly putting their nap blankets around their shoulders while they sleep. 

We love that it also comes with a To: From tag on it. Perfect for gift giving. 

About Franco Manufacturing

Franco Manufacturing Co., Inc. was founded in 1952 by David E. Franco and his three sons.  Now in its third generation, the Company’s commitment to product innovation, quality and service continues to keep pace in a competitive marketplace.

Franco Manufacturing’s products include children’s and teen bedding, pillows, throws/blankets, window, rugs, bath and beach towels for many popular licensed properties.  Franco products can be found at major mass market retailers, specialty stores, department stores and on-line outlets. 



About Super Blanky®
Super Blanky® was created by Karen Bonnici, of Metro Detroit, MI when she wanted to create a special gift for her nieces and nephew in 2011. Initially Bonnici created a cape that was also a blanket with neckband but reworked the cape and patented her idea in 2012. The wearer simply puts their arms through the loops, which fold flat when not in use. The loops remove the need for any ties or neck fasteners, making the blanket turned cape cozy, comfortable and safe by reducing choking hazard. Bonnici who is a professional storyteller, musician, and mother of two children believes an imaginative child is a self-empowered child.  For more information visit superblanky.com.

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered. 

Dreamworks Spirit On Netflix and Spirit Riding Toys For This Holiday Season

I received this box last week and totally fan girled for about an hour.  My daughter just stared at me as I danced around the living room after opening the box. I was way more excited than she was. I am a huge fan of horses and my daughter and I watched Spirit on Netflix Season 1. We cannot wait to catch up. Where have we been? We missed Season 2 and now Season 3 is on. We will binge watch over Thanksgiving while the boys watch Football.   Spirit is a male horse (I will get it one day.  He is so pretty that I keep thinking he is a she. Lucky is a 12 year old girl.   If you love shows about friendship, trust and if you love horses you will love Spirit.

These photos are where I told her she could look but not touch until the weekend. Homework takes a ton of her time during the week. She was not thrilled.

We made an amazing unboxing video and then showed how Spirit really eats the carrots. Seriously, Spirits swallows the carrot down into his throat as you push it in. He makes crunchy noises then you open up a little compartment under his chest where you will find the eaten carrots and you can do it all over again.

I am so sad that it is gone. My phone crashed over the past two days and I cannot recover the video or get it from Dropbox or Google Drive. It is making me crazy. We will redo a video and throw it up soon so you guys can see it.

The set is perfect for fans of Spirit or fans of dolls and horses. We loved everything about this play set and think others will feel this way too. 





Spirit Riding Free – Spirit & Lucky Deluxe Feeding Set

The Spirit & Lucky Friendship Set, inspired by DreamWorks Animation Television's new series, Spirit Riding Free, is the ultimate horse and doll play experience! This dynamic set comes with a 11.5" Lucky doll featuring poseable arms and legs and a 14" Spirit horse featuring life-like movement and realistic horse sounds!  Lucky can feed Spirit carrots and Spirit will eat them. Just press the button on the back of Spirit to activate realistic mouth and jaw movement. Spirit can dip his head down when it's time to eat or drink just like a real horse! Lucky comes dressed in her signature outfit and special boots from the show. Lucky features poseable arms and legs that allow her to be moved into fun action poses! Lucky can also ride Spirit.  Ages 3+.

  • Press the button on Spirit's back to activate life-like mouth movement and horse sounds.
  • Spirit can eat the carrots.
  • Spirit features realistic horse sounds.
  • Lucky is posable and can ride Spirit.
  • Lucky comes dressed in removable signature outfit and her special boots.
  • Ages 3+.
What's Included
  • Spirit horse that really eats.
  • 11.5" Lucky Doll .
  • Accessories: bucket and four play carrots, one blanket and one Chapter book.

To Purchase:

Breyer Spirit Riding Free - Spirit Traditional Horse Model 

Spirit is the mustang star of DreamWorks’ Spirit Riding Free! Spirit is 1:9 in scale approximately 8.25” tall, and is shown standing proud and free. Breyer’s Traditional series portrait models are known for their beauty and true-to-life details, as well as their quality, durable construction. Breyer models are highly collectable, and perfect for hours of play! Each model is hand painted, so no two are exactly alike!


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Dreamworks Spirit Riding Free Breyer Spirit and Friends Paint Kit

We cannot wait to paint these horses . They are adorable! The kit includes Spirit, Boomerang, and Chica Linda.

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.

Hard Candy Eau de Parfums Are Sweet As Candy

Hard Candy, the wildly successful cosmetic brand sold exclusively at Walmart, reveals the launch of its signature fragrance and body mist!  The Hard Candy Eau De Parfum, is available in two refreshing new scents – Pink and Black - for women inspired by the energy and confidence of the edgy and flirtatious Hard Candy girl.  

A mood boosting blend of fresh fruits and elegant musks, the Hard Candy fragrances and mists unveil top notes of fruit, mid notes of floral and lower notes that embody sweet flavors. 

The 411:

My daughter and I love wearing fragrance. Depending on our mood it could be a body spray, light perfume, body butter, or essential oils. She loves being my "twin" and always wants to match our outfits (the same colors) and our fragrance so I tend to wear lighter things these days. Hard Candy is perfect for us. The are light, sweet and never overpowering. They are what I imagine young girls and young woman wearing. 

The bottles are really feminine and the cost is perfect for gift giving or treating yourself without guilt. At under $13 you get a beautiful scent in a pretty bottle.

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Look for this and so many other products on my Holiday Gift Guide.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered or received. 

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