Friday, April 18, 2014

Baby and Kids Expo and Giveaway

BABY & KIDS EXPO April 26th at COBO Center, 11a-5p. Tummys Tinys Tots & Tween Expo is Southeast Michigan’s (Metro Detroit Baby Expo Show) only expo dedicated to pregnancy, baby, toddlers and tweens. Tummys-Tween Expo is a unique, FUN, informational day & shopping experience for parents and children alike (with stroller friendly aisles). The event boasts a full day of products and services catering to expecting moms, infants, toddlers and the tween crowd.
Highlights of the expo:

The Kiddo Korner (a hands on interactive play area), face painting, bounce houses, craft tables, live performances and demos, Mommy Massage Chairs, photobooths, prizes and more! 

Meet and greet THREE of your favorite princesses from noon until 2p!
The first 350 guests will receive a swag bag
filled with fabuluxe gifts, samples and special offers from the expo sponsors and exhibitors. 
ARRIVE EARLY! Don’t MISS Out!
Tummys-Tween Expo is offering Mom Among Chaos fans a special discount - SAVE $2 per ADULT ticket by entering promo code CHAOS when ordering. Tickets available at: www.Tummys-TweenExpo.com/tickets
A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Vista Maria (vistamaria.org) Help us provide healing and hope to hundreds of children who have suffered the effects of abuse, neglect and trauma today. Order your expo tickets NOW and visit www.vistamaria.org
Tummys-Tween Expo also supports The Jordyn Doakes Foundation, Inc., supporting families who have children born with limb deficiencies.(www.thejordyndoakesfoundationinc.org)

Enter to WIN a family four pack of tickets to the Baby & Kids Expo (Tummys-TweenExpo.com) at COBO Center! Enter in the form below. Ends 4/22/14.
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The Michigan International Women’s Show and Ticket Giveaway

EAT, INSPIRE, & LOVE WITH REALITY SHOW STARS AT
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S SHOW 
The Michigan International Women’s Show brings Bravo’s reality series “The Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger, Food Network’s “Extreme Chef” Chef Jerome Brown and author, and empowerment speaker Sharon Frame to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, May 1 - 4.

“It’s an eclectic mixture of food, fashion and fun experiences that will appeal to women of all ages and interests,” said Beth Anderson, executive show manager of Southern Shows. “Be inspired and entertained with your mom, sister, daughter or girlfriend at fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, makeovers and shopping.”

Patti Stanger, from Bravo’s reality series “The Millionaire Matchmaker” and sponsored by Shoe Carnival, will tell about her experiences and the process of matching members according to their exact preferences and requirements for finding the perfect match (Friday).  

Chef Jerome Brown, as seen on Food Network’s “Extreme Chef” and ESPN’s “I’ve Got Skills,” will be demonstrating his southern cuisine with a gourmet twist from his new cookbook “Eat Like a Celebrity” and sharing his experiences as personal chef to Shaquille O’Neal, Nancy Kerrigan, Priscilla Presley and Colin Powell (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

Celebrity stylist Michael O’Rourke and creator of Rock Your Hair professional styling products will be demonstrating, advising and explaining his proprietary cutting system “Angles in Motion” with free haircuts.

Author and empowerment speaker Sharon Frame will teach simple and life-transforming strategies for success through the power of faith, focus and follow through during her interactive "back to the future" exercise of resetting thoughts, reframing self-image and stepping into a dream life.

Medical lifestyle talk show host, Dr. Parth Nandi, MD FACP, will share his insight, advice and expertise on how to live a happy, healthier and fuller life as seen on “Ask Dr. Nandi” television show known for well-being, compassion and a focus on medical topics.  

Inspiration Uncorked of Ferndale will encourage originality with information on their scarf decorating, wine glass painting, mosaics and jewelry making classes during their creative presentations.

Chef instructors, organizations and southern cooking radio host Chef Lisa Lofton Shively will prepare recipes and provide cooking tips in the Stonebridge Kitchen & Bath Cooking Theater. United Dairy Industry of Michigan registered dietitians will offer dairy recipes for children and adult diets.

Spring makeup trends and helpful cosmetic tips will be part of the makeovers offered by Macy’s beauty experts along with an array of new spring scents. 

Kroger Pavilion will feature ice cream tastings, makeovers from L’Oreal, cooking demonstrations, blood pressure screenings from the Kroger Pharmacy and women’s health and skin safety discussions from Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute community educators along with a raffle to benefit the Institute.

Fire Fighters’ charity fashion show will heat up the runway with modeling of their dress blues and bunker gear. Guardian Angel Animal Rescue will sponsor “Pawject Runway-Fido Fashion Show” featuring canine couture, essentials and adoption information.

Other features include Scavenger Hunt with gifts hidden throughout the show each day; special gifts to the first 100 show attendees each day; Friday’s Girls Night Out with free gifts and discounts for attendees entering after 5 p.m.; Sunday’s Mother & Daughters Day sponsored by United Dairy Industry of Michigan with an insulated tote given to the first 500 show attendees, gifts and prizes; and more than 400 exhibitors displaying cosmetics, fragrances, lingerie, purses, shoes, gifts, décor items, food, arts and crafts, clothing, fashion and accessories. 

“We’re celebrating Pink Friday, instead of Black Friday, with discounts, specials and doorbusters from vendors exhibiting pink balloons in their displays,” said Anderson. “And attendees will be able to win $20 in show bucks every 20 minutes during show hours everyday to spend at exhibitor displays.”

The 19th annual Michigan International Women’s Show is presented by The Detroit News and sponsored by Kroger, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and United Dairy Industry of Michigan. 
Suburban Collection Showplace is located at 46100 Grand River Avenue between Novi and Beck Road in Novi. 
Show hours are 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday. 
Admission is $10; youth 6 – 12 are $5 and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Online advance tickets are $8 online. Discount tickets are available at Kroger for $7. Group tickets for 4 or more are offered in advance online for $8. Thursday admission after 3 p.m. is $3. Happy Hours tickets after 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday are $5. On site parking is available for $5. 
For more information and exhibitor coupons, visit www.InternationalWomenShow.com 
or call (800) 849-0248.
Crystal & Stephanie (along with my daughters), had a great time at last year's show. We got tons of samples, freebies, & coupons. It is well worth planning a day or night out with friends.
Would you like the chance to win 2 tickets to the show? Enter in the form below. Ends 4/27/14.
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Do you like to shop, get free samples, and see celebrity guests? What are you most looking forward to? There will be Food, Fashion, Health, Beauty, and more.
*Disclosure: We were given free tickets. No other compensation was given. All opinions are 100% ours. Full policy here.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rabbids Toy Invasion and Giveaway

Get Ready for a Rabbids Invasion and Giveaway

The Rabbids Invasion has begun and just in time for the Easter holiday you can deliver the Easter Bunny on a more funny note. These crazy rabbits are not just for Easter and will make great gifts anytime of the year. These funny friends have lept off the screen and into the hearts of children and adults alike and you have a chance to win a Rabbids Invasion Prize Pack below.

My children are fans of the Rabbids. My son has a favorite Rabbids t shirt. He will be happy to get some new toys and maybe even share with his sisters.

Rabbids Invasion Toy Line and Giveaway

Every kid's favorite Rabbids are coming off the screen and into your home with the release of the Rabbids Invasion Toy Line. Based on the successful Rabbids video game franchise and Rabbids Invasion, the new 26-episode CG animated television series, which debuted in August and became a hit on Nickelodeon, McFarlane Toys will produce a full product line inspired by the hilarious, impulsive and pop-culture loving Rabbids. Â The complete Rabbids toy line will include customizable figures, plush and accessories in a variation of sizes and materials, as well as novelty toys with electronic light and sound. 
  Rabbids Sound and Action Figures 2-Packs 
 Each figure comes with play-action and assorted Rabbids sounds! Each figure has a hang clip that attaches to coats, zippers, backpacks, purses and much more, so you can take your Rabbids with you everywhere. Collect them all! Available at Walmart and Toys “R” Us. Ages 5+, SRP: $14.99
  • Chicken Surprise – Pull the chicken head back and hear it cluck, then release to shoot egg and hear the Rabbids silly laugh! Plunger Face – Pull plunger back and hear a Rabbid noise, then release to smack the Rabbid in the face and hear it yell!
  • The Driller – Spin this little guy by hand and listen to this Rabbid’s dizzying yells and screams! Starfish Friend – The Rabbid will speak when the starfish is pulled back. Then let it go and hear a …bwaaah!!!
Rabbids Invasion Plush
 Three unique and two variant, soft, squeezable, lovable, wacky plush Rabbids with multiple costumes and iconic facial expressions! Loco Libre Rabbid, White Rabbid, Super Bwaaah Plush are all 11-inches from feet to ears.  Available at Walmart and Toys “R” Us. Ages 5+, SRP $$12.99
  • Rabbids – These iconic Rabbids are curious creatures that have invaded earth; we don’t know where they came from or how they got here, but we do know this-- they’re here to play! Bwaaah!
  • Loco Libre Rabbid – Let’s get ready to Bwaaah! One of the mightiest wrestlers to ever walk the earth, Loco Libre Rabbid is ready to rumble and tumble his way into world supremacy!
  • Super Bwaaah – Quicker than a speeding skateboard, stronger than a flushing toilet, and able to jump shopping carts with a single fart! It’s a cow? It’s a plunger? It’s Super Bwaaah!!!
Rabbids Invasion Mini Figures
  • Rabbids Mini Figure  6-Pack -A deluxe boxed set that collects 6 of the Rabbids collectible mini figures. Displayed together in a box set, it’s easy to see these cute little guys are ready to invade, discover, conquer and BWAHHH their way into world domination.  MSRP: $19.99 Toys “R” Us Exclusive
  • Rabbids Mini Figure Blind Bag-Create your army of Rabbids!  Which wacky Rabbids figure will you get?  Maybe the rare high value mystery Rabbids figure?  The iconic collectible figures are fun to trade and swap with friends. Collect all 7 unique Rabbids figures.  Each figure sold separately.  MSRP: $2.99; Available at Walmart and Toys “R” Us.
Rabbids Plunger Sound Blaster 
Now you too can be part of the Rabbids Invasion with the Rabbids Plunger Sound Blaster! Command your wacky army of Rabbids with 15 unique Rabbids sounds: Bwaaah, burp, fart, flush, laugh, and scream your way into the unpredictable Rabbids world! Once you’ve mastered the Rabbids language, put the Plunger Sound Blaster into prank mode and play a joke on your unsuspecting friends! Available at Walmart and Toys “R” Us. Ages 5+, SRP: $14.99

Enter to win Rabbids Invasion Giveaway

Giveaway runs from 4/16 - 4/30/14 at 11:59 PM.
The Winner will be chosen at random and has 48 to reply from winning email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

Find more information online at McFarlane Toys/Rabbids Invasion

Make sure to Follow Rabbids on Facebook

Good2grow Product Review

  
I had the opportunity, thanks to #BzzAgent to check out good2grow fruit and veggie blends juice.  My daughters were so excited when the package arrived.  We received Disney princesses to put on the top.  The tops make the drinks spill proof, which makes them great for in the car.

My girls really liked the strawberry kiwi juice.  Here is what I liked about it:

* No added sugar

* No artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives

* 100% Vitamin C

* 1 combined serving of fruits and veggies

My girls are picky with their veggies, so this worked out great.  These are much healthier than juice pouches.

Are you wondering where can you get these?  They are available at the Kroger Co. Family of Stores.  I'm sure you will find them in the juice aisle.  I love Kroger!  It's my favorite place to shop.

Would I recommend these?  Yes, I sure would.  I thought for sure my girls being 7 and 11 would think they were for toddlers.  Just the opposite was true.  They loved the taste and drinking out of the tops.

Enter here to win a $500 birthday party for your child, plus good2grow character tops of your choice.

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.