Monthly Archives: October 2014

Rhyme to Read Giveaway Sponsored by Rhyme to Read Hosted by Pea of Sweetness Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Rhyme to Read - Reading App Giveaway

Rhyme to Read is a highly effective program for beginning readers. The program emphasizes word families (e.g., cat, rat, sat) which are color-coded to assist children in discriminating the different patterns. The only prerequisites are the recognition of letters and knowledge of consonant letter-sound connections. Rhyme to Read enables children to feel confident as they enter the world of reading.

Emilee at Pea of Sweetness uses Rhyme to Read with their three children – their preschooler just recently introduced to reading and their 6 and 8 year old who are both homeschooled in the 2nd grade level except in reading. Both have had struggles with reading due to their special needs. See what they thought in her Rhyme to Read reading app review.

Three winners will receive each receive the full version of Rhyme to Read for iOS (iPad). This giveaway begins on 10/22 at and ends on 11/5 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open worldwide ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.

Disclosure: Pea of Sweetness received complimentary product(s) or service(s) in exchange for an honest review. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.


Hard Rock Cafe Giveaway Sponsored by Hard Rock International Hosted by Pea of Sweetness Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Hard Rock Giveaway

Hard Rock International is rockin’ and rolling out a new band of cool characters to help make your little rock stars’ experience at Hard Rock Cafes® and Hard Rock Hotels® totally awesome!

The Hard Rock Roxtars®, Razzi™, Sir Kingston™, Styler™, Buddy Jr™, and Skiddley™ are hitting the scene and bringing along cool amenities for kids of all ages. Kids who dine at Hard Rock Cafe locations will be given the VIP treatment with Hard Rock Roxtars swag and new  healthy  menu options, such as Skiddley’s “Not-so-diddley” chicken breast and “Twisted ‘n tasty” cavatappi pasta.  Children who stay at select Hard Rock Hotel locations with their families can rock to their own rhythm, catch a live Hard Rock Roxtars performance or take part in musical learning activities!

To bring in the Roxstars’ Debut with a bang, Hard Rock Cafes nationwide will be looking for pint-sized rock star look-a-likes for their Halloween costume contest, “Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?” Head over to Pea of Sweetness for the full details and to see how they liked their visit to Hard Rock Cafe Houston!

Are you ready to win an awesome prize pack? One winner will receive a prize pack including: a themed guitar-shaped plate, a 6” plush Hard Rock Roxtars character, a Hard Rock adult t-shirt, an activity book, and a $50 Hard Rock gift card! This giveaway begins on 10/22 and ends on 11/5 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be notified via email (consider adding to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email.) and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.

Disclosure: Pea of Sweetness received complimentary products in exchange for an honest review. No additional compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.


~Glen Campbell I’ll Be Me~ A rare glimpse inside of The Rhinestone Cowboy’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease & 5 song EP soundtrack Giveaway

I was recently selected for an Exclusive Online Screening of a truly heart touching movie that I suggest anyone should see EVERYONE WATCH (not to be a “spoiler” but be sure you have a box of tissues in your lap). Although I don’t know anyone with Alzheimer’s disease, I do know first hand that loving someone battling a force you can’t control is heart-breaking…I am married to an “addict” so watching this movie was, well…very tough for me…but I’m truly GLAD I did & can’t wait to get it on DVD if it becomes available!!!  I feel that God gave me the opportunity for a reason.and Glen’s family showed me that I’m not alone. as other families battle life’s obstacles, sometimes worse than my/your own. Now a little about the movie:

From the producer of ‘Walk the Line’GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME:

an epic human drama about the undying bond between Glen & his wife, Kim, the strength of true love, and the power of song. As music legend Glen Campbell enters the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease, his family is giving the world a rare glimpse inside his battle with the disease.
~A true tale of how America’s greatest country star would not give up his music or his family, against all odds.~
In 2011, when Glen Campbell, aka The Rhinestone Cowboy, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he joined forces with his family to fight the biggest battle of his life. Glen and his wife, Kim, made history by going public with the diagnosis – the first time a major American celebrity would share this experience with the world. The Campbell family then embarked on a short “Goodbye Tour,” but the three-week engagement turned into an emotional and triumphant 151-show nationwide tour de force.  With joy and a tireless sense of humor, Glen and his family live each moment in the present while preparing for the future, all while playing their music to sold out venues on a star spangled voyage spanning the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl.
As a solo artist, Glen has recorded some of the most beloved songs of his generation including Gentle On My Mind, Galveston and Rhinestone Cowboy. He has been awarded five Grammy Awards and three Grammy Hall of Fame honors, seven Academy of Country Music awards, a Pioneer Award recognition, three American Music Awards, two Country Music Association Awards and three Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Glen Campbell has crossed the boundary between pop and country and transcended into a true musical icon. Glen Campbell’s musical and entertainment career, covering nearly five decades, is unmatched for its prolific breadth, popular appeal – and flat-out musical accomplishment and achievement. His guitar playing is legendary and can be heard on classic tracks from Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, to Frank Sinatra’s, Strangers in the Night.
On Feb 12, 2012 Glen performed on the Grammy Awards, to an audience of 39 million people, and was given the distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award.
***The film features those who know and love Glen, including Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Taylor Swift among many others. Rare vintage footage and extraordinary new performances of Glen’s most beloved hits immerse this moving cinematic account in the overwhelming talent of this humble family man.***
Watch Glen Campbell Faith Trailer

Now for your chance to win a 5 song EP soundtrack from the movie featuring Glen Campbell, Ashley Campbell, & The Band Perry…

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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The BETTER Electrical Outlet Cover Review + Giveaway Ends 10/14/14 @ 7pm EST


I’m a mom & I’m always worried about my kids…they are BOYS!, and “Boys will be Boys” (that’s a freebie fact, LOL). My boys are also 8 years apart in age (9 & 1): sometimes I wonder if I were temporarily insane…Because even though I had 8 years of “mom experience” with an ADHD/ODD boy, nothing he did prepared me for my 1 year old. Not to say 1 is better, smarter, more advanced, etc than the other but my older son never really “got into” or bothered anything he wasn’t suppose to. My 1 year old on the other hand is…well “Sneaky, silly, a prankster and extremely curious!!!”

Which is why I signed up to review The Coverplug …

I know kids learn a lot of skills by watching others but Riken (my 1 year old) will actually sit still and stare, like a college kid listening to their professor review for the final exam they have to Ace to pass the class, if he sees someone operating/fixing any object he is no ways old enough to use…and one of his favorite objects happens to be “power” cords. Of course I don’t let him play with them and I know about the possibility of strangulation for babies/toddlers and these type objects but Riken only wants to unplug or plug a cord in and move on. Therefore I try to eliminate using outlets he can access…

That’s where The Coverplug has proven to me to really be “The BETTER Electrical Outlet Cover”. As I said earlier Riken is curious and clever, yet the common outlet plug covers still reveal the outlet, just block the holes, and since Riken can see the receptacle through these he tries to pry them out.


The Coverplug comes in a package of 2 (two) and now I can now prevent him from tampering with the outlet at the end of his playpen and the rarely used outlet in the front hallway. Due to space issues I have no where else to put his playpen and thanks to The Coverplug he doesn’t know it’s there as The Coverplug covers the entire outlet and can even be painted to match and those features make the plug “outta sight, outta mind”…(it also keeps him from getting a new hair do he might not like)

So now Thanks to The Coverplug, it’s now “2 points for mama, 0 points for Riken”!

You can order today But you can also enter below to win

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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