Apr 1, 2015

Enter the Buddig Fun in the Sun Getaway Sweepstakes!

Are you already planning your summer vacation? How would you like to go on that vacation absolutely FREE? 

Tell Buddig where your dream destination is and they could make it become a reality. All you have to do for your chance to win is enter the Buddig Fun in the Sun Getaway Sweepstakes now thru April 30th, 2015.

*Open to US residents 18 years and older.  See official rules HERE.  

Mar 31, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Blu-Ray DVD Giveaway + Fun Interactive App! Ends (4/12)

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies has arrived on Blu-Ray and I'm giving you a chance to win your very own copy!
* This prize has been provided by Warner Home Video.

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Interactive App
• Are you Brave like Bilbo? Take the quiz to find out if you have the bravery it takes to journey through Middle Earth! 
• Mouse over the Interactive Map to learn fun facts about Middle-Earth. 
• Watch the official trailer & click the box art to bring the film home today!

Special Behind The Scenes Look At New Zealand

Are you ready to win your very own copy yet?  

All you have to do is enter below!!!

Mar 26, 2015

Spring Guide to Texas Bluebonnet Trails 2015!

Nothing says “Welcome Spring” like the appearance of the majestic Bluebonnet in Texas. Soon fields and roadsides will be dotted with this beautiful state flower and it will be time to snap those traditional family pictures. Bluebonnets usually begin to show up in early March but are known to peak around the third week in April. Ahh….I can smell the bluebonnets now!

There are many places in the great state of Texas where you can spot bluebonnets in all their glory but here is a little fact.... they don’t bloom all over Texas. Actually you will find the bluebonnet in only about 35% of the state.

To help you on your hunt to find the perfect bluebonnet trail, I have gathered a list of locations for you to check out along with a few tips to help keep our bluebonnets save and beautiful.

Bluebonnet Season Etiquette:
You are encouraged to take photos among the bluebonnets but there is proper etiquette to be followed. First, don’t trample the flowers. You want to get in among the flowers and snap that beautiful photo but don’t run around and trample the delicate flowers. If they die in this manner, they will not go to seed thus failing to return next year.  Although not against the law to pick (shhh…don’t tell the kids!) it also prevents the flower from being able to go to seed and return for it’s annual visit.

Where to Go…...
Ennis Bluebonnet Trails – April 1st – 30th
Ennis is located southeast of Dallas in Ellis County and has been designated by the State Legislature as the "Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail" as well as the "Official Bluebonnet City of Texas".  Ennis is home to the oldest bluebonnet trails in the state.  You will be delighted with over 40 miles of mapped trails to discover. Gas up the car and head to Ennis with this Bluebonnet Trail Map.

Austin may be best known for keeping things "Weird" but it is also a city that plays host to some of the prettiest bluebonnet landscapes around. HERE you will find a guide to the best places to see Bluebonnets in the Austin area. 
Texas Hill Country 
Probably one of the most popular areas to find an abundance of bluebonnets along scenic highways and byways is the Texas Hill Country.  Get a map to find the most popular areas in the Hill Country HERE.  
Washington County 
Brenham, Independence, Chappell Hill, and  Washington on the Brazos State Park are all located within Washington county. Here are links to help you find the best bluebonnet sightings in these areas. 

Brenham Bluebonnets (p.s. enjoy some famous Blue Bell ice-cream while your there!)

Chappell Hill ~  51st Annual Bluebonnet Festival (April 11th - 12th)

Washington On The Brazos ~ Area information. 

Mar 20, 2015

Win FREE Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Driscoll's Berries!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries!  Those could just possibly be the sweetest three words ever spoken! My family has a true love for Driscoll's Berries of all kinds but when they are covered in chocolate, well that takes our love to a whole new level!

Now you have the opportunity to try and win  Driscoll's Chocolate Covered Strawberries of your own. All you have to do is ENTER the Sweepstakes from March 16th - May 11th (once per day) and you could take away these great prizes.....

~ $100 in Chocolate
~ All-in-One Double Broiler
~ 10 piece Dipping Set
~ FREE Berries for a Year!

~ $100 in Driscoll's Berries

See official rules for more information.

Mar 14, 2015

MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival VIP Getaway Package ~ Enter To Win!

One of Fort Worth's the most exciting events that draws thousands of visitors every year is the MAIN ST. Arts Festival. For 2015 it will take place April 9-12. During this four day celebration you will have the opportunity to see thousands of fine artists, dancers, performance artists, musicians, exhibitors, and even food vendors. 

What I love about this event is it is family friendly with arts and crafts areas geared toward all ages. Oh, and don't forget, admission is FREE!! Of course you will want to bring your wallet because you are almost sure to find something you can't live without. 

You can even register now to win a Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival VIP Getaway Package from the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau that includes..... 

~  Two Nights at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel for Friday, 4/10/15 - Sunday,4/12/15. (Some restrictions may apply)
~ VIP Skybox Passes for 2 for Friday night and Saturday night: includes 2 free drinks each evening as well as a full buffet dinner hosted by Capital Grille.
~ $50 food and beverage coupons.
~ Two free commemorative Main St. Arts Festival t-shirts.
~ $50 of Art Purchase Gift Certificates, good for any art purchase at any participating artist.

~ $50 Gift Certificate to Cantina Laredo Fort Worth
~ $100 Shopping Gift Card

Enter HERE now thru April 1st 2015.  Good Luck! 

Mar 13, 2015

Flinstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack Giveaway!

While growing up I can remember many Saturday's in front of the tv with my sister watching the Flinstones. Now as a parent I get to share this cartoon with my boys as the Flinstones and WWE have teamed up to bring us Stone Age Smackdown! (Enter to win a copy for yourself at the bottom of this post!)

The family can even get involved interact with the Flinstones and WWE Stone Age Smackdown App!


 Youl LOVE this fun app that will allow you to......
~ Take a quiz to find out which Flinstones and WWE Stone Age Smackdown Star YOU are.
~  Download the fun activities - and do them together as a family while you watch the film at home.
~ Watch the official trailer and click the box art to bring the film home today.

About The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown

When Fred loses his family's vacation money, he hatches one of his hair brained plans to get it back. It's a sports entertainment spectacle that involves throwing his best bud, Barney into the wrestling ring with the likes of John Cenastone (John Cena), Rey Mysteriopal (Rey Mysterio) and even The Undertaker, with Fred himself as event promoter! The crowds roar, the "clams" are pouring in from ticket sales and even Mr. McMagma (Vince McMahon) is taking notice of all the hoopla. Including all-star appearances from The Boulder Twins (Brie and Nikki Bella) Marble Henry (Mark Henry) and Daniel Bry-Rock (Daniel Bryan), it's time to get the whole family together for hard-hitting, side-splitting laughs from the most epic event in all of prehistory!
Own it on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and Digital HD 3/10

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) The Flintstones and WWE: Stoneage Smackdown Blu-Ray Combo Pack 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.

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2015 Granbury Texas Independence Day Celebration ~ (March 21st-22nd)

This week here in Texas we had a brief visit from a beloved stranger...the SUN! After what has seemed like an eternity of cold ugly weather I was happy to see signs that Spring is upon us. Spring just makes me happy honestly. It's the time of year where everything starts to come alive and families can return to a little outdoor fun!

With a forecast of spring-like weather for the upcoming weeks it will be a perfect time to plan a trip to the Historic town of Granbury for the 2015 Independence Day Celebration, March 21st - 22nd.

Due to inclement weather, the Granbury Independence Day Celebration had to be re-scheduled but now it is set to be bigger and better than ever! There will be plenty to do and see during this 2-day event. Catch Bull Riding and Mutton Bustin' on the lakefront beach or enjoy live entertainment on the stage at the square.

One of the highlights of the Granbury Independence Day Celebration is the huge birthday cake celebrating General Granbury's birthday. Grab a piece of cake (served from 10-11am) on the square and settle in to watch the parade that follows. This is sure to be a day of family fun with something for everyone! Check out the full schedule of events HERE.

For directions or lodging information visit http://granburysquare.com/general-granburys-birthday-festival/.