Hurry and get some Cheerios Cheer postcards while you can!

November 30, 2011 by  
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Well this time I do have a Cheerios giveaway to include with this review! However I am just making the deadline so I think I need to get strict with myself and write reviews the week we receive packages! Anyway of course my kids love their Cheerios and were excited to get a package with fun Cheerio stuff. Our package contained a box of Cheerios, an adorable ceramic Cheerio bowl with a spoon and a cereal dispenser that my kids think is so cool (like the hotel we stayed at had). I think the Cheerios Cheer campaign is a cute, easy way for kids to spread some cheer to the troops. Here is some info about it:

When our troops are called to serve, their families must rise to meet the challenges of service as well. To thank them, Cheerios and the USO have partnered in a postcard campaign that spreads Cheer directly to these honorable military families and supports USO programs. Here’s how it works:

    • During the months of October and November, 2011, specially-marked boxes of Cheerios cereal will feature Cheer postcards on the front of the box. Consumers can simply cut out the postcard from the Cheerios logo, write a message of thanks on the back, add a stamp and mail the pre-addressed card to the USO. The USO will deliver the Cheer card to military families across the country.
    • For each postcard received through November 2012, Cheerios will make a $1 donation to the USO to help fund programs that support military families.
  • To kick off the campaign, Cheerios has already donated $150,000 to the USO and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received from specially marked boxes now through November 30th, 2012.

Sending a “Cheer” postcard is a simple way to say thanks and lift the spirits of our country’s military families. So, take a moment out of your day to spread some Cheer and send a message of thanks!

Enter to WIN a prize pack that will contain: 1 Cheerios cereal bowl, 1 Cheerios cereal spoon, 1 cereal dispenser and 1 “Cheer” box of Cheerios (pictured below)

  • Leave me a comment letting me know if you have noticed the special Cheerios Cheer cereal boxes at your grocery store
  • Open to US mailing addresses only
  • Contest ends Sat Dec 3rd 2011 (winner will be contacted right away and I will need your shipping info by Mon Dec 5th)
  • Thanks for entering and good luck!


Disclosure: Cheerios cereal, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark

We LOVE General Mills cereal and Star Wars, put them together and its a happy breakfast in our house!

November 27, 2011 by  
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Unfortunately I am BAD! Although this is extra bad for me because I was too late with this review and missed the deadline for the giveaway that I was supposed to do. I had to still write about how the package that made my kids totally happy! General Mills and My Blog Spark sent us one box of each of the following cereals to form our own Star Wars panoramic poster: Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Lucky Charms AND a $25 Walmart gift card so I could go get some more cereal (because four kids eat a lot of it around here). Our boys are major Star Wars fans and the girls are on their way there (Jamie loves her hair in Princess Leia buns) so they all thought the limited edition General Mills cereals with Star Wars on the back were fun. Now if there were four boxes I’d have one per kid but Ben was happy to pose for the eating picture below! While the boys both eat honey nut cheerios 99% of mornings all of the kids were excited to try cinnamon toast crunch and of course it was like Saint Patrick’s Day early with the Lucky Charms the leprechaun brings us in March! I’m sorry I was late and didn’t get to share the great package we received with one of you but if you hurry you can get to Walmart and make your little Star Wars fans happy too!


This incredible collection unites all six Episodes together for the first time in stunning high definition with the purest digital sound in the galaxy. With over 40 hours of thrilling special features, including all-new content created exclusively for this release, you can journey deeper into the Star Wars universe and discover more than ever before. Feel the Force of STAR WARSThe Complete Saga on Blu-ray this September!In honor of the release, select General Mills Big G cereals have a limited edition Star Wars good versus evil image on their packaging, which when combined creates a full panoramic poster.

    • Exclusively at Walmart, look for specially marked boxes of Big G cereals, including Honey Nut Cheerios®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, and Lucky Charms®. Collect all three to create a Star Wars panoramic poster showcasing your favorite characters, like Darth Vadar™, Luke Skywalker™, Han Solo™, Princess Leia™ and more.
  • Marking the first time ever that the full Saga is available in one complete collection, the 9-disc STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA will be available on Blu-ray September 16th, courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

May the force be with you as you check out these Star Wars boxes at your local Walmart for a limited time only!


Disclosure: The cereal, gift card, and information  have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Try Minted holiday photo cards with a coupon code I am sharing

November 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured Review, Reviews

Last year was the first time (since we had kids) that I didn’t send out photo cards and it made me feel like a bah humbug! This year I have ordered my cards early and am all excited about them. Its easy to stress about getting the perfect “Christmas card picture” but having four kids has forced me to lighten up and sort of give up on that. Instead I opt for holiday cards with spots for four photos and just pick my favorite close up of each kid. Minted offered to send me holiday cards to review this year and they had tons of options! I found quite a few that I loved with four photos but there are lots of options from one big photo to a collage of many. I really had fun making my card and I was very happy that I could really customize their design. I looked through all of the Christmas cards and new years cards (many of which are great for a general holiday card) and chose the “Photo Booth New Years” card that I pictured first below but mine looks very different. I changed the background color to a pale green, changed the color of the text on some of the words so that I had 3 different colors, I changed the font size on our last name so that it didn’t overlap the bottom picture too much and I shifted the words “happiest of Holidays to you” so that the H didn’t block  the very close up pictures I selected in the top two photo spots. That may sound like a lot but the editing is super user friendly and I was able to make my nit-picky changes quickly and made the card exactly how I wanted it to be! I chose one sided flat cards but there are two sided options and folded cards that you can customize with more photos and text (for those of you who love to do holiday newsletters).  If you would like to check the holiday cards off your to do list early like I did, here is a coupon code so that you can get 15% off your order from Minted good through 11/28/11.  Code: READERS51