Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blaze Pizza review and giveaway

Last week I went to a fun blogger event at Blaze Pizza in Royal Oak, MI. It was planned by Amber from Metro Detroit Mommy. Blaze Pizza is new to our area, opening last October. They also have a location in Novi and soon to be one in Kalamazoo. 
Fast-fire'd & build your own pizza are new to me. I decided to try a white top pizza (white cream sauce with mozzarella, applewood bacon, chopped garlic, oregano, arugula) & Caesar salad. Don't miss out on trying the signature dessert, s'more pie, and get it heated up in the oven. You can see the whole menu HERE. They even offer gluten-free dough and vegan options.

They have a topping bar just like you would see at a sandwich shop or a fast food mexican restaurant. They asked me if I wanted roasted or chopped garlic and if I wanted arugula lettuce on top after it was cooked. Then I requested oil on top. 
They cook all of the pizzas in a big oven dome which is heated to 600F-900F, so they do cook quickly. Even with all of us there, we were eating in record time. This makes it a great place to eat lunch or a quick dinner before heading to the movies.
I also tried the veggie pizza & a s'mores dessert pizza that they specially made for us. Everything was wonderful with a perfectly crisp crust & fresh toppings. The great thing about one of these pizzas is it's big enough to split with someone or you can have leftovers for yourself. It tastes just as good reheated in the oven the next day.
Another thing I like about this company is that almost all of its packaging is made in the USA from post-consumer recycled and/or sustainable materials.
The awesome team at Blaze Pizza gave us a blaze hat & reusable bag. My teen son has already claimed the hat.
I plan to take my family back. Half of my crew only like pepperoni & cheese pizza, but some of us like to try something new and different.
Would you like a chance to try a free #BlazePizza? Mom Among Chaos has free pizza coupons to giveaway to our followers. Enter in the form below. Ends 4/23/14
Tell us in the comments, How do you Blaze? What is your favorite type of pizza?
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*Disclosure: Mom Among Chaos was given free items to facilitate this review. No other compensation was given. Opinions are 100% our own. Full policy here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Zarbee’s Naturals Seasonal Relief Project

Try it! Get a free sample HEREOr you can buy a 10-ct. box of Zarbee's Seasonal Relief at CVSSave on a 10-ct box of Zarbee's Seasonal Relief at CVS.com. Enter promo code SEASONALRELIEF at checkout. Buy in store at CVS to get $7 in ExtraBucks® Rewards. It's like getting it for free! Pay $7.00 with ExtraCare® Card and get $7.00 in ExtraBucks Rewards. 
Zarbee’s Naturals’ Seasonal Relief is available over the counter at CVS and Target.

Then visit the Seasonal Relief Project website to share how Zarbee’s Naturals’ Seasonal Relief with Butterbur worked for you. For everyone who shares, the brand is donating to four causes that support exposure to and the protection of fresh air, including Fresh Air Fund,Children & Nature Network, and Moms Clean Air Force, and Healthy Child Healthy World.

Zarbee’s is a great solution for seasonal congestion. Zarbee’s Seasonal Relief helps to maintain an active outdoor lifestyle. Zarbee’s Naturals is made with natural Butterbur to help combat congestion. It's made from the extract of Butterbur, a plant used for centuries in Europe. Widely available in Europe, clinical studies have shown Butterbur to effectively combat congestion. And it won't make you jittery or drowsy. Zarbee’s Naturals is a Dietary Supplement. 
Zarbee’s Naturals Seasonal Relief is intended for children 12 years of age and above. 
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

I can't wait to try my free sample. I will keep you all updated on how well it worked for me and my family.
Get your own personalized natural relief tips here: http://www.seasonalrelief.com/natural-relief-tips
Do you have any other tips? Please share your tips and tricks for overcoming congestion in the comments.

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zarbee’s Naturals. I received a promotional item and a product sample as a thank you for participating. Read Mom Among Chaos' disclosure policy here.

Monday, April 14, 2014

DISNEY’S MILLION DOLLAR ARM PITCHING CONTEST

A HOT ARM COULD LEAD TO A COOL MILLION!
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DISNEY’S MILLION DOLLAR ARM PITCHING CONTEST OFFERS A CHANCE TO WIN $1 MILLION


Contestants Can Test Their Fastball Skills at
Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif., ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida or
the Tribeca Family Festival in New York

Nine Finalists Will Advance to the Final Contest Held at
Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” World Premiere in Hollywood, California

Burbank, Calif.  (April 11, 2014) –Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm,” an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout.

Amateur baseball pitchers—male or female, who are legal United States residents at least 18 years of age or older—are invited to qualify to compete in the preliminary rounds of the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest at either Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, Disneyland® Resort in California or at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. The three contestants from each location who throw the fastest pitches will advance to the finals and have a chance to compete for a $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, California. Official rules are available on Disney.com’s “Million Dollar Arm” homepage at http://disney.com/PitchingContest.

Presented by SUBWAY® restaurants, the three qualifying events will take place on April 25 and 26, from 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at both Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif. and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® and on April 26 only, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day during the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. Contestants will throw three pitches, each tracked by a radar gun, in an attempt to throw the fastest pitch. All participants will receive tickets for themselves and a guest to see an advance screening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” at an AMC Theatres location later that evening.

Nine finalists chosen during these qualifying events will have a chance to compete for the $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm.” The top three eligible pitchers with the fastest pitches from each qualifying round location will be flown with his or her guest to the final contest, which will take place at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, Calif., on May 6.  Each of these finalists will throw three pitches on Hollywood Boulevard. Any eligible finalist who throws one 100 mph strike (out of three pitches) will become a potential winner of the $1 million grand prize.
The nine finalists and their guests will be VIPs at the film’s premiere along with stars, filmmakers, major league players, coaches, scouts and celebrities.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Subject to Official Rules available at event or at http://disney.com/PitchingContest.

ABOUT THE MOVIE
Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.
Directed by Craig Gillespie from a screenplay written by Tom McCarthy, Disney’s drama “Million Dollar Arm” stars Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton,Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell and Alan Arkin. The producers are Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray and Joe Roth. The executive producers are Palak Patel, Kevin Halloran, Bill Simmons and Connor Schell. The film will be release in the United States on May 16, 2014. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ruma Organics review and giveaway

I was given a jar of essential peppermint scented organic deodorant cream to try out. I love the mint scent. It really did keep me smelling fresh all day. The ingredients are organic corn starch, aluminum free sodium bicarbonate, and organic virgin coconut oil, with your choice of peppermint, lavender, or lemon essential oil. The essential oils have their own health benefits and also provide a light and pleasant scent. Learn more. To use it, you just scoop a bit out with your finger & rub into your underarm area. Unlike paraben-based stick deodorants that sit on the surface of your armpits and masks odor, Ruma Organics deodorant absorbs quickly into your skin and prevents odor from forming at all.

Other ways you might try using the cream include
  • A scrub for chapped, dry lips.
  • Toothpaste. For a natural whitening effect, use 2 or 3 times per week.
  • A facial scrub.
  • In place of shaving cream.
  • To sooth eczema and mosquito bites.
  • Foot scrub. To alleviate foot odor.
Ruma Organics Deodorant retails for $15.00 for a 4 ounce glass jar, enough to last approximately 2 months. I believe it will even last longer than that, because a regular stick deodorant is only 2.6 oz.

Another thing I like about this product is it's made by a local company based out of Sterling Heights, MI. Ruma Organics Deodorant is available to order online and also at these locations.

We are offering one lucky reader a free jar in their choice of scent. Enter in the form below. Ends 4/16/14.
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Disclosure: I was given this product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was given. Read our policy here.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pistons discount and Harlem Globetrotters giveaway


Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics
Sat 04/05/14
7:30 PM

(first 2,500 kids receive a Detroit Pistons Silicone slap watch)

Get your tickets here:
https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=pistons&o=26279158&g=1691
Use offer code = pistons




The Palace of Auburn Hills
Saturday Apr 19, 2014
7:00PM

Get your discounted tickets on Harlem Globetrotters lower level reserved seats, upper level seats and discounted magic passes, which is a 30 minute pregame activity on the court. 
Mail in the form above or fax to: 248-370-5964
Learn more about the Harlem Globetrotters show here: http://www.palacenet.com/events/detail/harlem-globetrotters-2

Join these email newsletters for once a week emails, with special discounts on Pistons games, PS&E events, including Disney shows, and partner offers, exclusive inside content from the team, and inside video content.
I belong to both clubs and they are always offering great giveaways to enter.
Future Pistons, for kids 14 and under
http://www.nba.com/pistons/fp_newsletter_signup.html

Playmakers, a club tailored for women
http://www.nba.com/pistons/pistons-playmakers-registration


Mom Among Chaos has a family 4 pack giveaway for one of our lucky readers to see the Harlem Globetrotters show on 4/19. Enter in the form below. Ends 4/15/14.

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Jewel Kade Handmade Necklace Giveaway

Welcome the Jewel Kade Giveaway!

Win a beautiful handmade necklace!

Hosted by: Savory Savings and Gloriously Green Gal

Co-hosted by: Monica’s Rants, Raves & Reviews

Sponsored by: Jilly Seely Jewel Kade Stylist

Jewel Kade Necklace Giveaway
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it is time to start thinking of quality gifts for that mom-figure in your life.  Jewel Kade offers an assortment of beautiful and handmade jewelry pieces ranging from necklaces to bracelets and even charms!  Jewel Kade independent stylist, Jill Seely, is graciously sponsoring this giveaway to help you start your Mother’s Day gift giving!  You can win the same beautiful necklace that Krista from Savory Savings recently had the chance to review
 
Would you like to win a Jewel Kade necklace?  Enter with the Giveaway Tools below!  This giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18 and older and will run from April 1 through April 14, 2014 at 11 PM CST.  All entries are optional and will be verified.  Winner will be emailed (consider adding  gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) and will have 48 hours to respond or prize is forfeited and a new winner will be selected.
Good Luck!
 
Krista from Gloriously Green Gal and Savory Savings received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Enter to win via Mom Among Chaos today!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

American Dream Builders Giveaway

The American Dream Home is something everyone fantasizes about. Whether it’s a new closet, a larger family room, or simply a place to put all your stuff, there’s always something we want to change about where we live!
What if you could make your home into your Dream Home?
AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS – a new show on NBC airing on Sunday at 8/7c – and Lowe’s want to make your dream a reality.
Hosted by famed interior designer and best-selling author, Nate Berkus, AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS follows the nation’s top 12 designers and home builders as they compete to be crowned the Ultimate Dream Builder and take home a $250,000 cash prize. It’s the home competition that will change everything!

From the producers of Survivor and The Bachelor, don’t miss AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS, Sundays at 8/7c, only on NBC.
You can enter for a chance to win $100,000 in products and services from Lowe’s and a consultation with the winner of American Dream Builders!
Enter for a chance to win your dream renovation at www.nbc.com/lowes.
You will have the opportunity to earn 5 bonus entries when you “Dream It Yourself”! Upload a photo and description of a home project you are working on and EARN 5 BONUS SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES.
Finally, follow the show on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win more prizes from American Dream Builders and Lowe’s!
- Get an extended look at American Dream Builders, the new makeover competition show hosted by Nate Berkus on NBC at 8/7c on Sundays. 
      - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj_cMuM_qTY 
• Dreaming Big 
      - American Dream Builders is bigger and better than any show out there. See what the show’s designers can accomplish in just one week! 
      - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8Z0c0MijJo
Enter the Mom Among Chaos $50 Lowe's gift card giveaway in the form below. Ends on 4/5/14.
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Each household is only eligible to win One (1) $50 Lowe's Gift Card via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Comment with your personal “Dream Home Makeover” idea, for an extra entry.