The Boxcar Children DVD {giveaway, too!}

 This post has been brought to you by Propeller Consulting, LLC.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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The boys love to have movie night and let's be honest, so do I!  The problem for me, however, is finding good, wholesome movies that are entertaining and hold the boys' attention.  I had always heard about "The Boxcar Children" book series but sadly, had never read the books.  But, I had an idea that "The Boxcar Children" animated movie would be  good one.  And I love the fact that it is rated G and endorsed by the Dove Foundation!

We had movie night and just as I had hoped….both D, who is 3 and the Captain, who is 5, ADORED this movie.  They watch it any chance they get.  It's fun, entertaining, and gives you the warm fuzzies.  It's just an honesty terrific family movie. 

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The storyline is this:  four orphaned siblings feel like they aren't wanted or loved.  They are on the run from a grandfather that they are scared of, but have never met.  They find an abandoned boxcar and make it their home.  I won't spoil the end for you, but it has a sweet, happy ending and it truly is heartwarming.  

Featuring an all-star cast of voice actors, including Academy Award Nominee Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), J.K. Simmons (Spiderman), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Joey King (Fargo), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight series), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie), this is the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner's best-selling classic!

"The Boxcar Children" is now available at Walmart!  Check out the classic books at The Boxcar Chidren website!

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Enter to win a copy of "The Boxcar Children" DVD!  Enter by leaving a comment telling me if you ever read these books as a child and/or why you want to win!  

Bonus entry:  Tweet about this giveaway using the hashtag #TheBoxcarChildren and tagging @CptFussybuckets in your tweet.  Leave me the permalink in the comments.

Good luck!!

 

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.  Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Win Two Tickets to the 2014 Bacon Bowl in Bentonville, Arkansas

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The second annual Bacon Bowl is coming to Bentonville, Arkansas on Saturday, September 13, from 9:00am until 12:00pm.  Teams consisting of chefs and amateur cooks will compete in Entrée and Dessert Divisions and test their culinary skills by creating innovative bacon creations featuring Arkansas’s own Petit Jean Meats bacon. Teams can choose to enter Entrée or Dessert divisions, or both, with Petit Jean Meats generously donating their mouthwatering bacon to all who compete.

Bacon Bowl attendees of all ages will vote for their favorite dishes in both divisions as well as the overall People’s Champion. And Local and nationally-known bacon enthusiasts, food writers and bloggers will determine who will represent the Bacon Bowl in the Bacon Division at the 2014 World Food Championships in Las Vegas where they’ll have the opportunity to win up to $60,000.

“Teams are traveling from throughout Arkansas and the region to compete in the Bacon Bowl with the goal of winning the grand prize trip to compete in the 2014 World Food Championships in Las Vegas. And we couldn’t be more excited to be part of the thriving culinary scene in Bentonville,” said event coordinator John McClure. “In addition to the Bacon Bowl, the nationally recognized Bentonville Farmers Market and world famous World Championship Squirrel Cook-off will be going on in downtown Bentonville too. We’re all working together to create a Saturday morning that people won’t soon forget.” 

Teams or individuals interested in competing should visit BaconBowl.net. Team registration is open until Friday, September 5. Space is limited.  There will be live music, Petit Jean Meats sampling, other foods and beverages, and much more. Tickets are $10 at the gate and advance tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the Bentonville Convention & Visitors Bureau. Please visit BaconBowl.net and the Bacon Bowl Facebook page for more details. 

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Petit Jean Meats is giving one lucky reader two free tickets to the Bacon Bowl!  Just leave a comment and let me know that you'd like to enter to win!  Winner will be chosen using random.org on August 29.  Giveaway closes at 11:59 on August 28.

>>>Bonus entry:  retweet this tweet!  Then leave a comment with your Twitter name, saying you retweeted!

Costco $50 Cash Card Giveaway + Get Huggies PLUS Diapers and Wipes Exclusively at Costco

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies® Brand. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating.  I am happy to be participating in the Huggies Costco Ambassador program.

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned how Costco is now offering an exclusive – Huggies Plus diapers and Natural Care Plus wipes.  So, while you're shopping at your local Costco, you can stock up on diapers and wipes that are high quality and in bulk, so you will be set for awhile!

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Costco Members – Click HERE to register for a FREE sample of the Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes. Hurry and register now, there will be a limited number of samples each day while supplies lasts, so try back tomorrow if you aren't able get a sample today! You must be Costco member to get a sample.  Limit 1 sample per household. 

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We are giving away a $50 Costco cash card!  Leave a comment for each entry.  Nothing is mandatory, just pick and choose what you would like to do.

  1. Leave a comment telling me what you love to purchase at Costco.
  2. Leave a meaningful comment on my Huggies post, then come back and say "I'm commented on the Huggies post!" in the comments below!
  3. Follow me on Facebook.
  4. Retweet this tweet and leave me your Twitter name in the comments below.
  5. Follow @Huggies on Twitter.

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Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Mom Central Consulting.  This contest is in no way affiliated with Facebook.  Winner will be chosen after 11:59 PM EST on 8/18/14 with random.org.

Win a Math Bot for Educational Fun this Summer!

This giveaway has been brought to you by The Learning Journey International.  All opinions are mine.

This is the Dads, Grads, & Everyone in Between Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.  It's the beginning of Summer and a time when we're celebrating Dads and Grads, but in this Hop we're not leaving anyone out! Hop around to all the bloggers participating in the linky at the bottom of this post to enter awesome giveaways worth at least $25.

I have teamed up with The Learning Journey International and we are giving away a Mathematics Bot!  Read all about this fabulous educational toy in my review.  Enter in the Raffecopter form below.  Good luck!

Win a Math Bot from The Learning Journey International!

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So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Dads & Grads participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway! US only, Ends 5/31

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Hello from Van’s Natural Foods! May is Celiac Awareness month and the perfect time to let our fans know about all the delicious gluten-free offerings from Van’s Natural foods. As you may know, we at Van’s pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of tasty, wholesome food choices – flavorful, simple, whole-grain snacks (including new multigrain chips and PB&J bars!) and a wide variety of whole-grain breakfast options – many of which are gluten-free. Our celiac-friendly snacks and breakfast offerings are made with gluten-free oats, brown rice and hearty whole grains like quinoa, amaranth and millet, with an emphasis on great taste. We’re committed to providing gluten-free offerings so delicious the whole family will enjoy them. But even with tasty packaged foods like Van’s, we know prepping and making your own food is still a big part of living without gluten. So, in celebration of Celiac Awareness Month, we’re offering fans a chance to win a KitchenAid stand mixer. To enter, just use the widget below, which will prompt you to opt into the Van’s e-Club. Van’s e-Club Members get access to exclusive content – news, nutrition advice, recipes and special offers – that isn’t available anywhere else. Membership is free and easy, so whether you’d like to be the first to know about new products or be first in line for promotions, just sign up and you’ll be all set as an official Van’s Fan. The fun doesn’t stop there – visit Van’s Facebook page before Monday, May 19th to sign up and receive a $1.50 coupon valid for any Van’s product. CA promo coupon 1

P.S. – Want to learn more about celiac disease and living gluten-free? Make sure to join our Facebook Q&A with registered dietitian and gluten-free expert, Silvana Nardone from Silvana’s Kitchen, on May 22 from 10-11 a.m. PT.

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Happy May! The KitchenAid Stand Mixer is valued at $229.99. This giveaway is open to US residents only, ages 18+ and runs through May 31, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST.

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This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment. For questions about this giveaway, which is hosted by the Green Moms Network, please contact Chrystal at Happy Mothering.

Life With Captain Fussybuckets was not compensated for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please contact Chrystal at Happy Mothering with questions about this giveaway or for help organizing one for your brand.

Organic California Oranges Giveaway

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Welcome to the California Oranges Giveaway Event, hosted by Happy Mothering. During this giveaway, we'll be giving away a gift box filled with goodies valued at approximately $100!

This gift box will include:

Certified Organic Oranges

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Balsamic(Tangerine)Persian Lime Olive Oil

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Orange Blossom Honey

HoneyOrange & Lemon Almonds

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About CaliforniaOranges.com

CaliforniaOranges.com was started in 1997 by the family who has farmed Pleasant Valley ranch since 1909! Their award winning, certified organic, California Navel & Valencia Oranges have come to be recognized by many as the World’s Most Delicious Oranges. Some of their organic citrus varieties are from the original plantings of the early 1900s! They have a long-standing history of providing award-winning citrus fruits and citrus inspired treats. They have a variety of amazing treats that would make a great gift for anyone, anytime! Be sure to stop by their website to check them out!

Enter the Giveaway

One lucky reader will win the package described above! Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway open to US residents only, ages 18+ and ends May 31, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. Good luck!

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The blog hosting this giveaway is not responsible for prize fulfillment. CaliforniaOranges.com will be fulfilling the prize. For questions about the giveaway, please contact Happy Mothering. Sample Disclosure To go under the Rafflecopter form. Life With Captain Fussybuckets was not compensated for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please contact Chrystal at Happy Mothering with questions about this giveaway or for help organizing one for your brand.

Win a Personal Skin Care Bundle From The Mommy’s Club {giveaway closed}

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The Lucky Leprechaun is here which means it's time for you to enter to win some great prizes!  Big thanks to Cheap Is The New Classy for organizing this event!  Here at Life With Captain Fussybuckets, you can win a great skin care package from Mommy's Club.  Mommy's Club products are all GMO free, BPA free, vegan, cruelty free, and made in the USA!  We've been using them in our house for a couple of months now and we really like them!  All the products are fantastic.  (Check out my Mommy's Club full review.)   The Personal Skin Care Bundle is packed with high quality, organic, non-toxic products for you and your family.  Included is: 

  • one Baby Shampoo
  • two Rash & Remedy Skin Relief
  • one Baby Lotion
  • two Perfect Touch Hand Sanitizers (1 oz)
  • two Perfect Touch Hand Sanitizers (4 oz)
  • one Baby Foaming Wash

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Finally! Sunglasses for Kids that are Durable and Stylish {giveway, too}

This sunglasses for kids post was brought to you by Paxley.  All opinions are mine.

Eyes are valuable, we all know that.  Kids' eyes are so delicate and they need to be protected.  When we introduced him to his first pair of sunglasses at the age of 1, they weren't comfortable and he hated them.  Well, sometimes he would wear them, but they were off soon, and likely thrown on the floor.  Most kids' sunglasses aren't constructed well and break easily.  We've been through countless pairs of sunglasses.

The folks at Paxley understand kids and the need for quality glasses and sunglasses.  They have conducted extensive research and come up with safe, health concious, and chic eyewear for our kids.  Paxley eyewear has age-appropriate dimensions and the most quality, child-safe materials.  

  • pinchless hinges
  • adjustable temples
  • BPA free
  • lead free

 

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Save Money on Delicious Water with a Home Water Filter

This home water filter post was brought to you by Aquasana.  All opinions are mine.

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Captain Fussybuckets and I are both, what I like to call, water snobs.  I really loathe the taste of tap water and as much as I hate to admit it, I would rather be a little bit thirsty than have to drink tap water and he is the same way.  For awhile, I would buy gallons of purified water at the grocery store.  Then I realized how horrible that is for the environment, especially if I don't recycle the plastic containers.  And really, who wants to lug those heavy jugs into the house and have to go to the store for water, if you don't have to?  Our refrigerator has a water filter, but we have had bad luck with replacement filters making the water taste…funky.

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Pink & Blue: Babies Are Due Giveaway – Thanks Mama and Teething Tots

To celebrate Baby Brother's arrival, I've joined the "Pink & Blue: Babies Are Due" Giveaway Hop hosted by Mommy's Favorite Things and Mama's Baby Cupcakes.  Michelle's baby girl was born this December, and Heather's baby boy set to arrive in January. This hop is focused on items you'd want/need for babies ages newborn to 6 months of age. Whether its bottles, blankets, toys, or clothes, I'm sure you'll enjoy what all the bloggers have to offer. After visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at what the other blogs have to offer! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner.

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Check out my Thanks Mama and Teething Tots reviews and enter to win a great prize from both awesome online stores in the Rafflecopter form below!

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Combi USA teamed up with Heather on a Shuttle Infant Car Seat review, and they've also offered a giveaway! One US winner will win a Shuttle Infant seat as seen in the button above, with their choice of colors (black, red, royal blue or teal) ENTER THE GRAND PRIZE HERE!!!



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