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Sunday, October 31, 2010

What Do You Want To Do With Your Kids?


Two books recently caught my eye, one is called 101 Things You Should Do Before Your Kids Leave Home, and the other book is 4 Things to Teach My Kids Before They Leave Home.

This got me thinking about creating my own list of things I want to do with my kids before they leave my home, even though, one of my kids has already gone off to college I still have many things I would like to do with my children. So, it's time I sit down and begin making my list and start doing it.


What about you what things do you want to do with your children or teach them before they leave home?


Do you have a list of the things you want to do with your kids?

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Psalms 27: the Mom's Version



by: Jeanie Cullip
24/7 MOMS Inspiration Editor

My Jesus is simple, my Jesus is as big as it is far from the East to the West, my Jesus never ceases

With Jesus I can be confident in all that I do

no need to be full of anxiety and worry about my life

Troubles will draw near, problems will arise and people that do not have me and my family in their best interest will show up

In time all will come to pass

I can stand strong

even tho all that is around me is falling apart

I can be still

when all that is around me is hurried and rushed

This one Thing I Do

Is to know my Jesus

This one Thing I Do

Is to sit at His feet and listen

At the foot of the cross is where I can escape from all the chaos and all the noise

At the foot of the cross is where I can slip away from the disorganization and clutter

Jesus lifts me up when others try to bring me down

When I am in relationship with my Jesus I can rejoice and be glad in Him

Read Psalms 27:1-6 on Bible Gateway.


Blessings & Giggles to you & yours,


Stay- at- Home Mommy & Writer

Jeanie Cullip is a happily married, stay-at-home mommy of 3 children of her own and 2 step-children. Finding joy, love & hope right in her own back yard and sharing it with her neighbors near and far. In love with Jesus, loves to giggle & loves to drink coffee. She is a freelance writer residing in Gig Harbor. Find out more at Cup of Joe with Jeanie for questions and comments please e-mail her at cupofjoewithjeanie@yahoo.com

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WIN - Families of Afghanistan DVD


Families of Afghanistan

Newest Title in the Award-Winning Families of the World Series.

Wins National Association of Parenting Publications Honors Award


The series – 25 titles and growing – enables future travelers to reach across the globe and visit other people and cultures, all from a child’s point of view. Always focusing on two children from differing households, one urban, one rural, and narrated by children, Families of the World DVDs invite viewers to follow two families’ daily routines, introducing both the similarities and differences that exist between them, as well as us.


In Families of Afghanistan, meet Zamora, 13, who lives in the country with her parents, three sisters, two brothers and two uncles. An early riser, Zamora has chores to complete before breakfast, including tending to the cows and chickens. She shows us how the homes in her village are built around a common courtyard to help protect them and their vegetable gardens from the elements. At meals, she often helps feed her uncle, who lost his arms and eyesight to a land mine. She attends religion class, where she studies the Koran, and performs her daily prayers (five times a day).


Twelve-year-old Madina lives in Kabul with her parents, two sisters, uncle and cousin. Unlike Zamora, who attends school in the afternoon, Madina’s classes are in the morning and include studies in math, science, language, history and sports. She also tutors another student twice a week in computers. After school and the midday meal she shares with her family, Madina helps with household chores like vacuuming and ironing, then enjoys an afternoon snowball fight before doing her homework, eating supper and playing games.


Families of the World is recommended for ages 5-11. Each DVD includes a free PDF Teacher’s Guide, which features the script, copy-ready maps, discussion and activity guides, recipes, glossaries and more.


WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Master Communications Inc are giving away a Families of Afghanistan DVD.

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Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: What are you most excited about tonight?

Riddle:
Q: Why do mummies make excellent spies?
A: They're good at keeping things under wraps.


(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Enter To WIN - The Trip Of A Lifetime

Have you been wondering what is Trisha's Dream trip of a lifetime? and what Trip might you WIN?

For 14 years I have dreamt of taking a trip to deliver shoe boxes to children - these are not ordinary shoe boxes these are boxes filled with a variety of items from toys to toiletries packed by people all across America and then shipped to children all over the world. From the first shoe box my children and I filled the passion began to grow to not only make it a family tradition of filling shoe boxes year after year but that someday I wanted to participate in distributing boxes to these children.

So, when asked by Operation Christmas child to be one of their 2010 Bloggers and offer the opportunity for one mom to win a trip to actually distribute filled shoe boxes I was extcited to be part of sharing this contest with the 24/7 MOMS.

That's right you have an opportunity to enter a fun contest and possibly WIN a Trip of a lifetime.

How can you enter the contest? Operation Christmas Child is asking moms all across the country to submit videos sharing their own personal or family story of participating in Operation Christmas Child on ShoeTube.

ShoeTube is the Operation Christmas Child video submission contest website. Share your story there and inspire other shoe box packers in their participation in the world’s largest Christmas project.

This year, Samaritan’s Purse staff will choose three finalists, and supporters of Operation Christmas Child’s Facebook page will vote for their favorite video. The winner will travel with an Operation Christmas Child team in 2011 to distribute shoe box gifts to needy children.

Ready to submit your video first Click here to enter and be sure to read these guidelines.

I can't wait to See who wins My dream Trip of a Lifetime...now go grab your camera and get packing those shoe boxes.


* Trisha Novotny is one of the 2010 OCC bloggers and s part of the blogger panel, I will travel with Operation Christmas Child to the California Processing Center to prepare shoe box gifts for overseas shipment

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WIN - Gooseberry Patch Keepsake Cookbook


The Gooseberry Patch Keepsake Cookbook: Treasured heirloom recipes from our family to you is filled with over 150 classic family recipes. Friends and family of Gooseberry Patch passed down and compiled recipes that range from the most treasured family favorites such as Pot Roast and Bake Maple Ham to new contemporary meals- Nacho Grande Casserole and the Roast Veggie Panini. The cookbook is the perfect gift for any occasion, and includes photos, quotes from those who have submitted recipes, and tips detailing ways to arrange meals that give an extra-special touch.


Jo Ann Martin and Vickie Hutchins, co-founders of Gooseberry Patch, started their business based on mail order and later connected with fans through social media creating a following of tens of thousands on Facebook, YouTube, Gooseberry Patch~s blog and Twitter, later resulting in over 8 million cookbooks sold to date.


WIN: 24/7 MOMS and © Time Home Entertainment, Inc are giving away a Gooseberry Patch Keepsake Cookbook.

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Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: How will you be safe trick or treating on Halloween?

Riddle:
Q: Why didn't the skeleton dance at the party?
A: He had no body to dance with.


(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)

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Friday, October 29, 2010

WIN - Old El Paso Prize Pack

Dinnertime is a great time for catching up with your family, especially during the hustle and bustle of back-to-school season. Now that school is back in session, reward your family for their hard work and bring the dinner your family loves to the table with a fiesta - Old El Paso style!


If your family already loves tacos, why not put "family taco night" on the calendar at least once a month? With a variety of seasonings and other complementary products, Old El Paso offers everything you need for fun nights with the family.


To satisfy your Mexican style cravings, the Old El Paso line up of products includes chilies, dinner kits, dips and sides, enchilada sauce, refried beans, seasoning mixes, shells, taco sauce and salsa. The Old El Paso taco seasoning mix selection includes flavors like Burrito, Cheesy Taco, Chili, Fajita, Taco, Mild Taco and even a seasoning with 40% less sodium.


For a fun twist on taco night, be sure to try one of the delicious recipes below.

    • Old El Paso® taco shells, seasoning mix and taco sauce and battered fish fillets make quick work out of Mexican fare.

    • Having a Halloween party? Gather the kids and make spook-tacular tacos.

And to keep your family laughing at the dinner table, have some fun with El TacodorTM, the world´s only family taco night Game. With El Tacodor, your family can share a special night at home by challenging one another to quick fire trivia, wordplay and pantomime. Click Here today to download instructions, a score card, and a challenge sheet for even more fun on family taco night!

Visit Old El Paso for news and great tips, recipes and more. Take a minute to share family fiesta photos and videos from family taco nights on the El Tacodor Family Spotlight!

Click Here to download a printable coupon for $0.60 off any two Old El Paso products today!



WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Old El Paso are giving away an Old El Paso "family taco night" prize pack which includes a packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, a Cactus Chip & Dip Serving dish, a set of 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes and a $10 gift card to purchase your taco fixings.

Enter for your chance to win:

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*We received a complimentary Old El Paso prize pack for review. Coupon, information and prize pack for giveaway are all provided by Old El Paso through MyBlogSpark. No financial compensation was received.

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Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: At what age will you stop trick or treating on Halloween?

Riddle:
Q: Why did the ghost starch her sheet?
A: She wanted everyone to be scared stiff.


(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Win The Trip Of A Lifetime

Ask my kids and they will tell you I the mom have TWO dream trips that I have wanted to take and have been talking about for years - The first one is a Disney Cruise - an expensive vacation for a family 0f 7 and one that I could begin saving my pennies for and maybe this year I just will start saving for it.

The second dream trip is not necessarily one I can save my pennies for since its not available on any vacation website or at my local travel agents office. However, in the next few days I will be announcing an opportunity for YOU to WIN the trip of my dreams. That's right it is quite possible I could be sitting home while you live out my dream trip. So, stay tuned and be ready to get creative for a chance to WIN my dream trip of a lifetime.

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Gluten FREE Halloween Candy List


Living with two Gluten free kids in my house these days means I need to constantly be thinking ahead especially when it comes to celebrations, holiday's and special events whenever a variety of treats and sweets will be served.

With Halloween only days away I wasn't in need of a list of the what can my kid eat out of his Halloween candy bucket once her arrives home on October 31st.

Thankfully my girlfriend Lori went searching and surfing for the perfect list and found it over at Sure Foods Living blog - a HUGE list of both gluten free and allergen free candies my kiddos can eat.

Click here to get the Gluten Free 2010 Halloween Candy list.

Click here to get the Allergen Free 2010 Halloween Candy list.




http://surefoodsliving.com/2010/10/halloween-candy-list-gluten-free-allergen-free-status-2010/

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More Grocery/Everyday Shopping Tips


Amy Hannold, 247Moms Frugal Living Editor

Last week, we detailed the less-cutting, less-clutter, savvy ways to everyday couponing. Using filed inserts and our choice of a variety of coupon files, we can save money on everyday items.

Technology has certainly made couponing easier, and what's even more popular are "clipless" money-saving tools.

I have a mere "beginner" Blackberry, but to be "in the know", I'm in the process of becoming more "App" savvy.

Those with "smarter" phones or IPhones of that type can mobily find a great deal. Here are a few to check out:

To Answer the Question: Which Should I Buy?

"CompareMe" ($1.99): When you want to know exactly which box/bag of a product is the best buy, or do the math for an advertised discount- it's at your fingertips (via your iPhone). "Android" phone users can utilize "Unit Price Compare" (Free).

"Clipless Coupons":
Check with your favorite retailer for clipless coupons loaded onto your loyal shopper/store card.
Websites:
PGEsaver.com
Shortcuts.com
Cellfire.com
Chosen and loaded coupons will be deducted with required purchase from your grocery receipt before payment.
Clipless coupons cannot be doubled and can only be used once per product, for the store card you have loaded them to.

Scanning Product Bar Codes with Your Phone: Find a Sale, product Recall, Make Your Grocery List:
Want to Save on a Particular Item? Use your IPhone or Blackberry to scan a barcode using the "Shopper" app.

Texts! Does your favorite store have your number?
Stores such as Target will alert you monthly of exclusive discounts. Show the code to the cashier, and you're saving money on the spot! Target.com/mobile or text "COUPONS" to 827438. Visit retailer/dining/attraction websites for similar savings.

Twitter; Your "In" to Super Savings! Are you "following" your favorite places to spend money or time? "Search.twitter.com" is the link to connecting with "Tweets" which will save you money. Become your city's "Must Be Followed Shopper": Tweet those good deals you find to others!

While You're Out on the Shopping Trail, Increase Your Steps to Health! "iTreadmill", a .99 cent app for iPhone, will count your steps and give you audio encouragement as you reach your walking goals. "SportyPal" is a free app which transfers your mobile workout distance to a website for visualizing your new habit of excercise.

Best overall tip I'm keeping in mind this coming week? Spend a little of your gift budget on half-price (or less) costumes - they'll make great gifts for the little ones come Christmas. Google a "do-it-yourself" dress-up trunk ideas and create a great gift for winter days. School supplies at pennies on the dollar may still be found.

Think homemade holidays, playdates are great days to create colorful placemats and wrapping paper to be used for the holidays.

Have Fun!

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Deal of the Day - DealPop


DealPop is a social buying website that offers deals on local businesses around the US, each available to anyone for typically 48-72 hours at up to 70 percent off retail prices. DealPop USA offers nationwide deals on famous, interesting, and unique goods from U.S. local specialty brands that can be purchased and enjoyed by anyone and anywhere in the US. DealPop also has local social buying sites in Seattle, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Peninsula, which offer deals on the best places to eat, drink, and have fun in those specific regions. DealPop is a service of WhitePages, the go-to source for the most reliable U.S. contact information online with one-click access to over 200 million adults and more than 15 million businesses.


Click Here to sign up at DealPop's website.

SHOP: Click Here to visit DealPop's website and shop for your special deal. Use Code:Halloween15 to receive 15% off any DealPop deal: Valid 10/28-11/5

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and DealPop are giving away a $15 credit towards a DealPop deal. The winner will need to create an account at DealPop to have credit applied.

Enter for your chance to win:

1. Become a 24/7 MOMS Subscriber Enter your email address below then leave a comment that you subscribed along with your email address and comment “What nationwide deal from a local specialty brand would you like to see offered on DealPop USA?”

2. If you are already a subscriber just leave a comment that you are a subscriber along with your email address and comment “What nationwide deal from a local specialty brand would you like to see offered on DealPop USA?”

US entries only and one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on November 14, 2010.


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*We received a complimentary DealPop credit for review no financial compensation was received.

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Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: What candy are you most excited about receiving from Trick or Treating?

Riddle:
Q: Why did the game warden arrest the ghost?
A: He didn't have a haunting license.


(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

All Things Turkey - Thanksgiving Celebration Ideas

All Things TURKEY - Thanksgiving Celebration Ideas - With Trisha Novotny, Kathleen North and Valerie White

Click the screen/arrow below to watch the recorded

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Call To Order: Family Meeting Time


My children were about the ages of four, six and eight when we called our first family meeting - to bring order to our home. My husband often refers to me as the CFO (Chief Family Organizer) and just like any officer of a company I realized the importance of having team meetings to run a successful organization. So, it was time to call to order the first family meeting for the Novotny team.

Read my HOW to's of Family meetings article over at Sc Johnson Family Economics blog . Click here to read now.


*Each week Trisha Blogs on SC Johnson Family Economics website as a paid writer be sure to read her weekly articles

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The Candy Fairy A Halloween Tradition


What to do with the bucket load of candy your children will arrive home with this Halloween is a question many pf us parents face each year.

Maybe your child has allergies to various ingredients found in candies or possibly you just don't want your kids to live on a week long sugar high.

I recently heard of a great Idea if you are in need of the bucket load of candy disappearing in your home this Halloween.

The Candy Fairy - Who comes during the night to replace the sugary treats with a toy or money. Tell your children about the Candy fairy and the ask them to leave their buckets of candy out so that the Candy Fairy can do her magic of replacing the candy with her gifts.

There is even a book about such a fairy
All Hallows Eve: The Story of the Halloween Fairy by Lisa Sferlazza Johnson.

A pinch of modern fairy dust is sprinkled on Halloween traditions in this playful, ghoul- and goblin-free introduction to the holiday. Eve, a young fairy from the All Hallows pumpkin patch, loves candy but is unable to make it—she can only create toys with her magic. Eve determinedly practices her spells, hoping she’ll be able to magic up candy on her birthday, October 31st. During her dress-up birthday party, Eve’s finest attempts yield only candy-shaped toys—such as candy bar blocks, candy cane whistles, and squeaky toy cakes. As her frustration grows, her party guests save the day by visiting all the pumpkins in the patch and collecting candy to fulfill Eve’s wish. Overjoyed by their kindness, Eve gratefully offers the toys she created to her friends. A tale of friendship, cooperation, and self-acceptance, this story also provides health-conscious families and those with specific dietary concerns an alternative way to enjoy the holiday activities.

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4 DIY Halloween Treats

There’s nothing wrong with serving packaged mini-candies at Halloween, but there’s nothing special about them either. If you want to kick it up a notch this year, treat your friends, family and party guests to creative confections that you make yourself. These four DIY Halloween treats are easy and fun -- my kids love to assemble them almost as much as they love eating them!

Click Here to get my FREE DIY Halloween Treat recipes posted over at Ideas That Spark.

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DIY - Halloween Bucket Of Cookies

Looking for a FUN treat to deliver to friends and neighbors this Halloween? This weeks DIY MOMS from Tidy Mom is the perfect DIY gift.

Be sure to visit Tidy Mom and see her amazing blog.

A few weeks ago I told you that I was able to use an incredible farm to take senior pictures for two gorgeous fun girls!

I wanted to suck up to thank the family for letting me use their gorgeous property and hoping they will let me use it again!

They have three young children……so I thought what better way to thank mom and dad?………

FEED their kids with LOTS of sugar! lol

Think they’ll have me back?

Remember the Halloween Cookies I made? I made them to give to them, but wanted something cute to put them in.

So after wandering the aisles of Michaels one afternoon…..I came home with these……..

Halloween bucket supplies

and turned it into THIS!

Bucket of Halloween Cookies

I bagged up several of my Halloween Cookies, and then made some dipped pretzel rods.

I found Halloween colored Wilton Spooky Candy Melts and Halloween sprinkles for the pretzels and bagged them 5 to a bag.

You can visit this post to see how I dip pretzel rods using a piece of wax paper.—SO EASY!

Halloween Pretzels

I didn’t give them the cups…….we made them a few years ago.You can buy some cute Halloween plastic tumblers and put each child’s name on them with a paint pen- it even holds up thru the dishwasher.

The Halloween Bucket of Cookies & Pretzels was a BIG hit with the kids….and Mom & Dad!

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WIN - Shox Scooter

Shred Sled a company specializing in extreme sports products for children, is introducing the Shox Scooter, the first-ever active shock absorber scooter that allows riders to perform higher, faster, more awesome tricks! Unlike traditional scooters, the Shox Scooters’s supreme shocks increase a rider’s speed and air-time, making stunts bigger and better.


Great for beginners learning their very first “ollie”, or advanced riders landing those perfect “180’s”, the deck’s rough grip surface provides excellent foot control and traction while performing tricks.


The scooter’s comfortable, easy-to-grip black foam handles adjust to various heights, accommodating children of all sizes.


The Shox Scooter is built from lightweight aluminum, designed to increase speed and make traveling easier. The scooter conveniently folds in half, making storage quick and easy – perfect for moms and dads.


WIN:
24/7 MOMS and Shred Sled are giving away a Shox Scooter.

Enter for your chance to win:

1. Become a 24/7 MOMS Subscriber Enter your email address below then leave a comment that you subscribed along with your email address.

2. If you are already a subscriber just leave a comment that you are a subscriber along with your email address.

US entries only and one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on November 7, 2010.


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Update your Beauty Routine with TODAY's LIVE Chat

TODAY “Fall LIVE Beauty Video Chat Event”, sponsored by Wal-Mart and Prevention Magazine, TODAY at www.247moms.com 9:30amPT/12:30pmET

With the days getting shorter and the holidays approaching, it's time to update our beauty routine. Join the “Fall LIVE Beauty Video Chat Event” LIVE Webcast and chat sponsored by Wal-Mart and Prevention Magazine, Wednesday, October 27th, from 12:30 pm ET – 2:00 pm ET.

The experts will share the latest and most effective budget-friendly products, quick and easy makeup tips, and other anti-aging tricks you can do at home. Join in the converstion on Wednesday and tell them about your beauty dilemma, ask a question, and be entered to win some fabulous prizes!

Join the live chat Wednesday, October 27, 9:30amPT/12:30pmET! right here on www.247moms.com and chat with me as we hear about some great FALL Beauty tips.

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Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: What was your favorite Halloween costume yet?

Riddle:
Q: Who did Frankenstein take to the prom?
A: His ghoul friend.


(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jack-O'Lantern Pizza From Papa Murphy's


Start a NEW Halloween dinner tradition with Papa Murphy's Jack-O-Lantern pizza. Click here to find a location near you to order this years Halloween Pizza fun.


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Halloween Fortune Candies

Add a little fun to your Halloween treats with these fun make it your self Halloween fortune candies from Issa at the Home Executive blog.

Be sure to stop by The Home Executive Blog for more great ideas.

Halloween Fortune Candies

EHprint Print Free File: Halloween Fortune Candy Wrappers

Give your little critters a scare when they unwrap a candy this Halloween!

Make spooky fortune candies using store-bought candies and this free printable. Just print the file on any letter size paper, cut out the strips, glue the back side of each strip onto the back side of any colored paper (preferably black, orange or red) and wrap them on your existing candies. Super easy!

This printable carries all of these horrible fortunes:

*click the photo to enlarge*

Have a frightfully awesome Halloween!

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APP of the week - ZAPPOS


They did it! Zappos made an app. In this core shopping experience, you’ll be able to search, browse, read reviews, collect favorites AND buy really awesome products from an amazing brand selection. Their goal was to deliver a simple shopping experience on the coolest device on the street in eons, making use of iPad-specific features like gestures, portrait and landscape orientation, pinch and stretch finger action and more!

This app does its darndest to deliver that WOW service their customers have come to know and love, like free shipping and returns with no purchase minimum, a 365 day return policy and 24/7 customer support. Something else really cool… their app has a dedicated iPad customer support team! You’ll find the number inside.


To download the Zappos app for iPad, visit the Apple iTunes store.

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WIN - TInker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Nintendo DS Game

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue on Nintendo DS invites players to create their own fairy and fly into Fairy Camp and adventure through the English countryside and explore all new locations to find and grow the rare Rainbow Lily. Players will interact with Lizzy and team up with fairy friends to bring each of the six rare lilies to Fairy Camp. Along the way, fans will complete quests and take part in a wide variety of mini-games that will use specific fairy talents for arts and crafts, baking and decorating cookies and more. Connect to all the fun in Pixiehollow.com with new online connectivity features!


Key Features

Create and customize Fairy avatar and select fairy talents, facial features, hair style, outfits and accessories

Team up and play with all six fairies while working together to bring summer to the English Countryside

Compete in a wide variety of quests, time-based minigames, puzzles and crafts using different fairy talents and skills

Download fairy from PixieHollow.com to the English Countryside on the Nintendo DS

Send postcards from Fairy Camp to friends in PixieHollow.com

Upload gatherables from the English Countryside to PixieHollow.com


WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Disney Interactive Studios and giving away a Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Nintendo DS game.

Enter for your chance to win:

1. Become a 24/7 MOMS Subscriber Enter your email address below then leave a comment that you subscribed along with your email address.

2. If you are already a subscriber just leave a comment that you are a subscriber along with your email address.

US entries only and one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on November 7, 2010.


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*We received a complimentary Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Nintendo DS Game for review no financial compensation was received.

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Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: What is the scariest movie you ever seen? Did you like it?

Riddle:
Q: What kind of music do ghosts listen to?
A: Sheet music.


(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)

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Monday, October 25, 2010

All Things Turkey This Week ON 24/7 MOMS Live Webcast



"All Things Turkey" a Live Webcast filled with Thanksgiving ideas, stories and celebrations. This Tuesday night at 7pm PST/ 10pm EST or 9pm PST / 12am EST at www.247moms.com. ( TV on your computer)

This Week 24/7 MOMS Live Features:

-The REAL Thanksgiving story

- All Things Turkey - Treats, Celebrations and Thankful ideas.

- Real MOM Chat

-Fantastic giveaways

- All FREE FREE FREE


We go live every Tuesday night qt 7pm PST/ 10pm EST or 9pm PST / 12am EST at www.247moms.com

Put your kids to bed - Surf over to channel www.247moms.com on your computer and join us.

Join the chat to WIN prizes ( instructions are posted at www.247moms.com every Tuesday at 5pm PST)

Tweet, TXT, Facebook , invite all of your MOM friends to this weeks 24/7 MOMS Live Webcast.

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2 FUN Invasion of the Aliens Cupcakes

Awesome Alien Cupcakes
from : Betty Crocker

Ingredients

1 box (18.25 oz) Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food or yellow cake mix

Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
6 cups Kix® cereal
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 teaspoon orange neon gel or paste food color (from 2.7-oz tube)
48 gummy peach ring candies (from three 4.25-oz bags)
48 candy-coated chocolate candies

Black decorating gel (from 0.68-oz tube)
48 thin pretzel sticks
20 drops green food color
1 container (12 ounce) Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting

Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. Bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes, using water, oil and eggs. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper. In large bowl, place cereal.
  4. In 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows; stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in orange food color. Pour marshmallow mixture over cereal in bowl, stirring until well coated.
  5. For feet, place 2 gummy candies on cookie sheet. Spray inside of 1/4-cup measuring cup with cooking spray. For body, fill measuring cup with warm cereal mixture; place over feet, releasing cereal mixture and covering back half of feet. Repeat with remaining gummy candies and cereal mixture to make 24 aliens. Use 2 candy-coated chocolate candies for eyes and black decorating gel to make centers of eyes. Insert 2 pretzels for antennae.
  6. Stir green food color into frosting container; frost cupcakes with frosting. Place 1 alien on top of each cupcake; press gently to secure. Store uncovered at room temperature.


Toy Story Green Alien Cupcakes

from : Family Fun

A troop of alien squeeze-toys played an important role in Buzz and Woody's adventure. It's a piece of cake to invite these little green monsters to your child's Toy Story-themed party.

You'll need:

  • Cupcakes, baked from your favorite recipe
  • White frosting, store-bought or from your favorite recipe
  • Neon green food coloring
  • Mint-flavored chewable candies (found packaged in rolls)
  • Green apple sour belts
  • Green apple sour straws, cut into 2" pieces
  • Black decorator gel icing
  • Kitchen shears, or a small leaf shaped fondant cutter
Instructions:

1. First, mix up a batch of alien green icing by adding few drops of neon green food coloring to your favorite white icing.

2. Prepare your aliens' ears. Cut ears, shaped like teardrops, from green apple belts. A pair of kitchen shears works well, or use a small leaf shaped fondant cutter. You will need 2 ears for each cupcake.

Step 2

3. Frost cupcakes and insert a 2" sour straw antenna. Press your ears into the sides of the cupcake.

Step 3

4. Line up three mint-flavored, chewable candies as eyes, and dot with black gel icing for pupils.

5. Give your aliens an awed expression by drawing on a circle for a mouth with black gel icing.

Step 5


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For the past 16 years, leading game manufacturer, Gamewright, has been recognized for creating “Games for the Infinitely Imaginative.” This year marks a new milestone for the company, and it comes in the form of nine small dice. Rory’s Story Cubes®, a pocket-sized story generator based around nine iconic dice, has become Gamewright’s greatest first year product launch in company history. Gamewright has over 100,000 units of Rory’s Story Cubes® in the pipeline and retailers are reporting that it’s flying off store shelves.


How You Play

Rory’s Story Cubes is a pocket-sized story generator, providing hours of imaginative play for all ages. With Rory’s Story Cubes anyone can become a great storyteller and there are no wrong answers. Simply roll the cubes and let the pictures spark your imagination!


About the Game

There are infinite ways to play with Rory’s Story Cubes. You can play solitaire or with others. Here are some suggested uses: Party game or ice-breaker, Literacy development, Speaking & listening skills, Creative inspiration, Mental workout, Problem solving.


Details

1 or more players

Ages 8 and up

Contents: 9 story cubes

Rules of Play

Playing Time: about 15 minutes


Awards

Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Games of the Year

Major Fun Award

Parents’ Choice Gold

iParenting Media Award

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award

Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award


Kids Learn

Artistic Expression

Language &Vocabulary Development

Creativity & Imagination


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