Saturday, September 13, 2014

Schwan's Home Delivery

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If you're a parent, you know how chaotic things can get.  Usually in the morning, and after school I'm running around trying to get everything done like a chicken with my head cut off.  Schwan's home delivery helps you take a moment to breathe by saving you time and bringing food directly to your home.

I received a gift card to try out Schwan's.  I have used Schwan's service in the past and really enjoyed the food.  This time I decided I would try the southwest style lime chicken (pictured above), cotton candy push up ice cream, and the mini donuts (pictured below).
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The southwest style lime chicken was really good.  It was meant for two, but I pretty much pigged out and gobbled the whole thing.  It wasn't lacking in flavor and it was super easy to make.  The mini-donuts made my home smell fantastic.  It smelled just like a cider mill.  They sure didn't last long because I managed to get one and the rest someone else made disappear.  My girls both loved the push pops.  
         
                        

Would I recommend Schwan's Home Delivery?  Yes, I would! It's super easy to order online and have meals and food delivered right to your door step.  

Mom Among Chaos readers can learn more and take advantage of these great deals!

Some of the benefits of Schwan’s Home Service:
Simplified mealtimes with over 350 High-quality, affordable food choices
USDA Choice Meats
Grade A Vegetables
Wild-Caught Fish and Seafood
Delivered right to your door for your convenience
NO CONTRACTS
NO MINIMUM ORDERS
100% GUARANTEED
NO PAYMENT REQUIRED UNTIL DELIVERY
SCHWAN’S REWARDS POINTS (Save 5% on all future orders)
$5 off $25 Order – Code: JULIEN2
$10 off $50 Order – Code: JULIEN2
$15 off $75 Order – Code: JULIEN15

* Disclosure: Mom Among Chaos received a gift card in exchange for an honest review. Full policy here.


To visit Schwan's Home Service click here.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Miracle Marathon helps Beaumont Children’s Hospital

#MiracleMarathon 

Next week begins my 27 day journey to help sick and injured kids at Beaumont Children’s Hospital. This new event called Miracle Marathon encourages participants to complete a marathon by achieving forward motion of any kind, at your own pace, for 26 days. On Day 27, you complete 1.2 miles to complete your marathon, plus an extra mile—for the kids!

If you haven’t register yet it’s not too late to join my team!

Please join me and register for Team Mom Among Chaos TODAY! Join as a Miracle Maker to receive lots of fun items to keep you moving throughout the 27 days. Use my special code BEAUMONT10OFF to get a 10% discount off registration.


Thank for supporting more than 100,000 local sick and injured kids at Beaumont Children’s Hospital who are counting on our support! 


Our local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals treat thousands of kids each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay. These children are facing a variety of serious ailments, such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents.
I am on a mission to get out, get moving, and save kids' lives, and I need your help!

I have joined the Miracle Marathon journey, and throughout part of September and October I will not only be moving for 27.2 miles, but also raising funds for my Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

Please click on this link to SUPPORT ME and make a gift today. 100 percent of proceeds go to help sick or injured kids. All donations are tax-deductible and collected securely by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Since a traditional marathon is 26.2 miles, Miracle Marathon adds a special touch by adding one more mile "for the kids." Over the course of 27 days, we are going to complete one mile per day by walking, running, dancing, skipping or just moving to reach that goal. It's a marathon - plus an extra mile - for the kids!

I sincerely hope you will consider joining our team or donate to my Miracle Marathon journey.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Meet Batman at Oakland Mall


Get your tickets now for this fun Meet & Greet opportunity. We've been to a few of these character meeting events. My girls always have a fun time. I get a cute photo. The kids get freebies. Then we walk to Dairy Queen for the special ice cream cone.

TICKET INFORMATION
FREE for Giggle Gang members, who joined prior to Sept. 1st.
$3 (cash only) for a non-Giggle Gang member.
Limited tickets are available at the Information Center on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
All participants must have a ticket.
Meet & greet opportunity is guaranteed only to participants with a ticket.
Advanced tickets are recommended. Arrive early; event starts promptly.
Participants without tickets may meet Batman on a first come, first served basis, if time allows, after ticketed participants are served (standby).
Daycare Centers may reserve a time for a group of up to 12 children for a group flat rate of $10. Please reserve at least 2 days in advance.

FACE PAINTING
Tickets available at the event for $1 (cash only) donation to Operation Kid Equip. While supplies last.

GIVEAWAYS
Free Batmand wrist band & coloring page. While supplies last.

SWEET TREATS
$1.39 Superhero cones all day at Dairy Queen.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge Contest


THE BOXTROLLS CARDBOARD CHALLENGE CONTEST
will be taking place at Oakland Mall this Sunday, September 14, 2014.


THE BOXTROLLS have partnered with Imagination Foundation to host a Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge Contest this Sunday at Oakland Mall. Children will be building crafts inspired by the new movie THE BOXTROLLS and using cardboard boxes and recycled materials as their main source – just like the Boxtrolls themselves do in their amazing world. Participants will be entered to win a “What’s in the Box” themed prize pack at the event which includes a Xbox One Console & a Box pizza package from Buddy’s Pizza. Contestants who share their creations on Twitter or Instagram by tagging the hashtag #TheBoxtrollsCC are eligible to enter for the “Imagination Box” Grand Prize which includes an Applie iMac, an iPad Air, Microsoft Office, The Print Shop and Kid Pix Softwares, a $500 DisoveryStore.com gift card, and a $1000 Michaels Arts & Crafts gift card. Complete contest rules can be found at: 
www.focusfeatures.com/article/the_boxtrolls_cardboard_challenge.


“BOX” food donations will also be accepted throughout the day on behalf of Gleaners Community Food Bank

When: Sunday, September 14
1:00pm-4:00pm

Where: Oakland Mall – Center Court
412 W. 14 Mile Rd.
Troy, MI 48083

For more information, please visit:

http://www.oaklandmall.com/event/2145443106                     
                     

About the Imagination Foundation
The mission of the Imagination Foundation is to find, foster and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world to raise a new generation of innovators and problem solvers who have the tools they need to build the world they imagine. For more info, visit the Foundation at www.imagination.is, and to register your Cardboard Challenge event visit www.cardboardchallenge.com.

About The Boxtrolls
Being released nationwide by Focus Features on Friday, September 26thThe Boxtrolls (www.TheBoxtrolls.com) is the all-new family event movie from LAIKA, the creators ofCoraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning of Maleficent). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Based upon the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and is MPAA-rated PG.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Campus Book Rentals & Operation Smile


*Disclosure: Mom Among Chaos was given compensation for this review. Regardless all opinions are our own. Read our full policy here.
Mom Among Chaos wants to give a shout out to those entering college or returning to college.  You may or may not have heard about Campus Book Rentals.  If you haven't, well get ready to save some money.  You might have extra money to treat yourself instead of eating ramen noodles this week.

Here are some of the many perks of using Campus Book Rentals:

1.  You will save 40-90% off of bookstore prices.  You can skip heading to campus and waiting in long annoying lines to get your overpriced books.
2.  Free shipping both ways!  What a deal, since you have much better things to be doing!
3.  Feel free to highlight in the textbooks.  Yes, you may highlight everything in that pretty pink highlighter that you just purchased.
4.  Do you have an odd school schedule?  No worries. Campus Book Rentals is laid back and offers a flexible renting period.
5. Best of all, Campus Book Rentals donates to Operation Smile with each textbook rented.



What is Operation Smile?  Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that performs surgery on cleft lips and palates for low and middle income countries.  If you would like to learn more about Operation Smile or you would like to donate please click here.



Campus Book Rentals now offers a cool new service called RentBack.  RentBack is a new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own, to other students. This is awesome because it makes them 2-4 times more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options!  Isn't that a great idea?  I wish I could have done that while I was in college.

Now that you know all about these great services it's time to take advantage of these great offers!  You can save some $ and even make some money.  Both ways are a win-win!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend Giveaway


OPRAH WINFREY HEADLINES UNPRECEDENTED U.S. ARENA WEEKEND TOUR
“Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend”
AT THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS SEPT. 12-13

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Harpo Studios, O, The Oprah Magazine, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) bring “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend,” a transformational weekend featuring Oprah Winfrey and a team of special guests, sponsored by Olay and Toyota, to The Palace of Auburn Hills Sept. 12-13.

*Disclosure: Mom Among Chaos was given tickets for this giveaway. No other compensation was given. Read our full policy here.
Tickets for the weekend event, starting at $99, are for sale at Oprah.com/tour.


“All of my life I have wanted to lead people to an empathy space. To a gratitude space,” said Oprah Winfrey. “I want us all to fulfill our greatest potential. To find our calling, and summon the courage to live it.”

The tour stop will span two days. On Friday night, Oprah will take the stage, bringing her personal story and insights to life in a one of a kind intimate evening. Then on Saturday, Oprah will lead a day-long gathering of thousands with handpicked thought leaders and pop culture icons including Iyanla Vanzant, star of OWN’s hit series Iyanla Fix My Life, regular O Magazine contributor, best-selling author and spiritual life coach; best-selling author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert; and one of Time 100’s Most Influential people, Pastor Rob Bell. Additionally, world-renowned author and pioneer in mind-body medicine Deepak Chopra will take the stage in select cities.

For the weekend experience, Olay and Toyota sponsorships are natural fits. “When women feel their best beautiful, they feel stronger, more confident and empowered,” says Lela Coffey, Marketing Director of North American Beauty Care at Procter and Gamble. “Olay is excited to be partnering with ‘Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend’ to spread the message that women should never have to settle and help them put their best face forward – the best possible version of themselves every day.”

“At Toyota, we believe in inspiring our guests to go places they may never have imagined possible,” said Jack Hollis, vice president marketing, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “By partnering with ‘Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend’ on this exciting new tour, we hope to empower countless women from coast to coast to strive toward new levels of achievement.”

Join Oprah for a meditation on the timeless ritual of watching the sunrise.


Click here for More gifts from Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend.

In addition, VIP experience, concierge and gift bag opportunities will be available in each city depending on ticket level. For more information on the tour, please visit www.oprah.com/tour.

Mom Among Chaos is giving away 2 sets of Premium tickets to our followers. 

Enjoy the comfortable view of the stage as you settle into your Premium Seats, located on the lower level of the arena. You'll receive an Event Program to enhance your experience and will have the opportunity to shop the beautiful collection of items curated for this weekend.


Enter in the form below. Good Luck!
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Friday, September 5, 2014

LuguLake Bluetooth Portable Speaker Giveaway

LuguLake Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway!

Sponsored by: LuguLake

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: On the Scene with Mrs. King

LuguLake Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway September 5 - 19
Taking music on the go is so easy these days with smart phones, MP3 players and tablets - but often times, those tiny built in speakers are only good if you are alone. Want a group of people to hear something, or want to hear it over road noise in the car or a group of people talking and you are likely out of luck. Check out the portable bluetooth speaker from LuguLake that Krista from Savory Savings recently reviewed. This compact bluetooth speakers is easy to use and provides quality sound for a great price (check out the deals for them on Amazon - they would make excellent holiday gifts!)