THOR: RAGNAROK Superpower of STEM Challenge!!!

I am very excited to share with you details about Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK – “Superpower of STEM Challenge” that recently began and goes until September 23rd. Girls ages 15-18, in grades 10-12, are encouraged to channel their superpower of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for a chance to win a trip to the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, an immersive three-day mentorship in New York City with Disney Imagineering, the opportunity to appear on Good Morning America, and more! Here is a video with Cate Blanchett (“Hela”) that has more information:

 

This program, supported by American Association for the Advancement of Science, Broadcom MASTERS, and Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young girls to use the superpower of STEM to help their family, community or the world be safer, healthier or happier. MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE invites girls nationwide, ages 15 -18 in grades 10 – 12 living in the 50 United States and D.C., to use the superpower of STEM to create an original Do-It-Yourself project that can be replicated by others.

Five finalists will be selected to come to Los Angeles and present their projects, in person, to a panel of experts and to attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK.  Each finalistwill receive: Two round-trip tickets to Southern California for the finalist and her parent or guardian, including scheduled meals, ground transportation to and from organized activities, hotel accommodations, from October 8 through October 11, 2017; the opportunity to be on the red carpet at the Premiere of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, $500 deposited into a high-yield savings account from Synchrony Bank; a tour of the Walt Disney Studiosin Burbank, California; and more.

About the Contest

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends at 6:00PM PT on September 23, 2017. Open only to girls between the ages of 15 and 18, in grades 10 – 12, as of August 23, 2017, who are legal residents and physically living in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Limit 1 entry per person. Winners must be able to travel on or about October 8, 2017 through October 11, 2017. See Official Rules at www.marvelstudiosstemchallenge.com for full eligibility and entry requirements, prize description, conditions, and limitations. Void where prohibited. The official contest sponsor is Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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THOR: RAGNAROK opens in theaters everywhere November 3rd!

 

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Front Door Decor for Fall under $100 with At Home

The cooler air, leaves falling from orange trees, no more three digit weather! Can you tell I adore Fall! It’s not only the best weather of the year but the gateway to all my favorite holidays. So obviously I embrace it to the fullest and there’s no better way to celebrate fall than to decorate!

Right now you can escape the last few weeks of this excruciating heat and get a sneak peek at the Fall season décor available in At Home stores across the US. At Home is the one-stop-shop to decorate your whole house – from an entire room makeover to smaller refreshes for every season, on any budget. I’ve professed my love for At Home to you guys on my Halloween post HERE and my dorm decor post HERE, and fall is certainly no exception, the stores are already full of gorgeous Autumn colors, pumpkin scents and a certain vibe that tells you winter is coming! (pun intended).

Check out how gorgeous my front door looks with these amazing finds from At Home. For under $100 I was able to spruce up my homes entrance and made it look inviting and welcoming. Just by adding this pieces to my front door and lighting a pumpkin spice candle, I swear it feels like 10 degrees less in here!

Here’s are the details and prices so you can recreate the front door decor:

This adorable and super durable pumpkin will stay with our family for many many holiday seasons to me. And at $14.99 is serious bargain!

This Welcome sign is so pretty and the picture doesn’t do it justice. Standing at 48 in, it’s the best way to welcome friends and family to your home this fall. $24.99.

Crown your door with this adorable wreath with all the fall favorites; acorns, berries and twigs. $19.99

And to tie it all together and fuel my addition for quatrefoil shapes. This door mat is super sturdy and I’m sure will resist all the rain and mud stains this season and beyond. $12.99

Go here to find an At home store near you! Check out their website and download the app, they offer insanely amazing deals every week and you’ll want to be the first one to know!

This post is part of a promotional program with MomSelect, I was compensated and/or given products for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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OshKosh B’gosh Style Up 4 School & Giveaway!

“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”

Hello August! Oh my! August! The year is halfway gone and the kiddos are about to go back to school. Is it just me, or the older you get the faster the years go by? Since my kiddos started going to school I feel like every year is shorter! And if I’m quite honest, the picking school clothes can be overwhelming for me, specially my little divas clothes. She is 7 going on 17, has an opinion about everything and is always 3 words from a meltdown.  As I’m pretty sure you can tell I need some help so I don’t loose my mind picking outfits that are comfortable, functional, school appropriate and DIVA approved!

Enter OshKosh, they have been around for ages and still offer an array of amazing quality clothing at great prices. But by far my favorite thing about OshKoshis that they set up their clothing in several outfits, so you don’t have to guess which top looks better with the shorts you fell in love with. They offer all the combinations and it’s super easy to pick out gorgeous outfits for the kids.

My daughter was so excited and kept finding outfits she loved, this doesn’t happen often. She found comfy leggings and stylist tunics that we’ll be able to mix and match so she has tons of new outfits for school. We found the most adorable leggins with unicorns and such vivid prints, the combinations are truly endless.

We also loved the color schemes for the start of school/fall the rich blues mixed with bright pinks and metallics. I’m sure my little diva will shine a little brighter this year because of these outfits, I didn’t have to brake the bank to get lots of outfit combinations and the best part is that most pieces can be mixed and match so I can let her choose her outfits without having to fight because she looks like a rainbow threw up on her. Oh glorious fuzzing free mornings! Can’t wait!

As if I wasn’t alrteady head over heels for OshKosh, I found out about their B’gosh Jeanius Campaign, which is an annual effort to support their customer’s local communities with donated clothing and school supply needs. Since then, they’ve partnered with DonorsChoose.org, Delivering Good, OshKoshMoms, families and friends to collect over $1.1 million and distribute more than 66,000 articles of clothing to impact the lives of over 260,000 students.

You can join their effort by donating a new pair of jeans in-store or making a cash contribution in-store or online HERE from July 25 through September 18. And, share your “shop to give style” on social media using #BgoshJeanius. Let’s share these gorgeous outfits while helping children in need!

Still can’t get enough OshkoshGo to your local OshKosh store to unlock a Snapchat Filter from 8/4-8/6! Then share all the fun! Go HERE to find an OshKosh store near you! And to make it even better you can use Coupon Code: OKBG3352 to get 20% off your purchase of $40 or more.

Now for the fun part! Enter the giveaway below for a change to win an OshKosh $50 gift card! Make sure you share with your friends and family!
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THOR: RAGNAROK – New Trailer and Poster!

In Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

THOR: RAGNAROK is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

Make sure to check out the new trailer here:

Like THOR: RAGNAROK on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thor/  
 
Follow THOR: RAGNAROK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thorofficial
 
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THOR: RAGNAROK opens in theaters everywhere November 3rd! 

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BLACK PANTHER – New Poster Now Available!

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. 

Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.


 
 If you haven't already make sure to check out the trailer below!

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BLACK PANTHER arrives in theatres everyone on February 16, 2018! 

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Save tons of money at Nordstrom Rack with Groupon! 

For those of you who have been reading my blog from the beginning you know I’m really really frugal. And although I don’t post exclusively about deals anymore, a good sale will always make my heart sing! 

Have you tried Groupon yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Groupon is so simple to use and is free. Whether you are looking for deals on your favorite resturant or you are looking to save money on your shopping trip, Groupon has you covered. I’ve made it a tradition to check on groupon before I go on any trip, do my nails or when I want to try something new. 
Groupon is offering you BIG savings right now on over 9,000 retailers! Thats over 70,000 coupons, promo codes and deals. Groupon offers a wide range of up to date, ready to use coupons and promo codes to many retailers you probably already shop at.

Here is how it works:

If you’re frugal and fabulous like me Nordstrom Rack is the best place to shop! They offer tons of designer items at a fraction of the price. Maybe one of these days I’ll tell you guys about my obsession with Mini Melissa shoes. Instead of going to the Nordstrom Rack site, simply go to the Groupon site first and grab the Nordstrom rack coupons and promo codes first. This allows you to double up on your savings. That’s it. You are ready to save some big bucks. Pretty easy right?

Check out some of the deals right now: 

  • Free shipping
  • Up to 80% off clearance
  • 60% off handbags
  • 65% off Marc Jacobs
  • 84% off mens sunglasses 
  • 40% off backpacks

What kind of deals will you find on the Groupon site for Nordstrom Rack? 

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Giveaway: Spider-Man Homecoming gift pack

Sponsored by Sony Pictures & Marvel

I’ve teamed up with Mrs. Kathy King to celebrate the theatrical release of Sony Pictures & Marvel new film SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING – In Theaters NOW.
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We are giving our fans 3 different ways to win 1 of 10 Spider-Man: Homecoming gift packs that includes a Tee shirt, movie poster and more.

 

Giveaway 1 : SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Facebook Live Event

Join Mrs. Kathy King on Monday July 7 (7/10) from 6:30 PM – 7 PM PST on Facebook Live for a night of Trivia and Prizes!!!
What is she giving away? 3 Spider-Man: Homecoming gift packs that includes a Tee shirt, movie poster and more.
How To Enter? Click HERE to RSVP

Giveaway 2 : SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Instagram Loop

Prize: 4 Winners Will Receive a Spider-Man: Homecoming gift packs that includes a Tee shirt, movie poster and more.
Giveaway starts 7/7 at 12 pm PST (3 pm EST)
Giveaway Ends: 7/17 11:59 pm P.S.T
How To Enter? Click HERE to ENTER

Giveaway 3 : SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Giveaway

Prize: 3 Spider-Man: Homecoming gift packs that includes a Tee shirt, movie poster and more.
Giveaway starts: 7/7 at 9 am PST (12 pm EST)
Giveaway Ends: 7/17 11:59 pm PST (2:59 am EST)
How To Enter? Simple fill out the form below:

Disclaimer: The Prize is being provided by Sony Pictures & Marvel and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Giveaway will end on 07/17/2017 at 11:59 pm PST. You will be contacted via email via a congratulation letter and have 24 hours to claim your prize. This Giveaway is open to USA . Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for prize shipment.

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No more running to urgent care for not so urgent visits!


When my now 11 year old was 15 months, he fell backwards in the living room and hit his head on the base board. I picked him up thinking it was just another fall, I put my hand behind the back of his head and it was wet, a little too wet. When I pulled my hand back it was completely red, full of blood. Obviously I panicked, first time mom, my tiny son barely a toddler. So I did the most logical thing to me at the moment… call 911. They were really fast, a nice perk of living in the city. When the police car, ambulance and EMT arrived I was beyond overwhelmed, seeing all the lights and emergency vehicles only reassured my suspicion my baby was in serious peril. After they examine his and dressed the wound, well not wound it turned out to be a tiny cut. But apparently the head bleeds, A LOT! The paramedic obviously trying really hard to not hate me or judge me for being ridiculous told me head injuries bleed a lot and if the same thing was to ever happen again to make sure to clean the wound to be able to assess size and depth.

Now why am I telling you this story? Accidents are scary and as a parent we are supposed to be strong and stay cool and collected. But that's easier said than done. If you're baby has a high fever, they were stung by a bee, they have a tummy ache or any other illness that simple can not wait for the morning when their doctors office open but it's not a true emergency. What do you do? Usually you call the on call nurse, who can't really help you much or just makes an appointment for the next day (as long as it's not a holiday or weekend) Not really anything to help you stay at ease. Or you can take them to the ER and pay a gazillion dollars, be in a room with God knows how many germs and viruses and doing all that with a very upset kid that's not feeling their best. Sounds awful doesn't it? Well, what if I told you there's a way to see a doctor from the comfort of your own home, no matter the time, day or reason.

Amwell is the nation’s largest telehealth company. What exactly does that mean? It means you can have access to an array of health care professionals from your own home. All their professionals are board-certified, licensed doctors, and they are ready to help you no matter the time, date or place. You can access Amwell from a desktop, tablet or on your phone. They are here to help, from minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness concerns, prescription refills, to chronic condition management. As a person with a chronic illness, I can’t tell you how important this is too me. Sometimes it takes days to hear back from my doctor for a simple question or a prescription refill. Amwell doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are dedicated to keeping you healthy, all from the comfort of your home.

I can't tell you how many times I wished I had a service like this. All the unnecessary ER trips, the expensive bills. How about the prescription you need while you're out of town and either ran out or left it at home? But the office is closed or it takes days for someone to get back to you. How about the all broken toes and fingers I've had in the last couple years? I know! I'm getting clumsier as I age. Do you know what they do to broken fingers and toes? Absolutely nothing! A splint and some ibuprofen, that's it! But I still had to pay the visits, exam and x-rays. Just to get a Popsicle stick and some bandages. With Amwellyou can do all of that from home.

Have you had a none urgent emergency? Have you ever regretted going to the ER?
Right now you can use code  MOMHELP18 to get 50% OFF 1 VISIT. VISIT COST IS $59 SO FINAL PRICE IS $29.50 EXPIRES ‪12/31/17‬.

Please note that you have to put your credit card information in to hold the appointment, then once you log back in for your appointment time you will be prompted to enter the promo code.
Make sure you follow Amwell on FacebookTwitterInstagram  and Pinterest.
Visit their Website to learn more! And download the App to make sure you always have a doctor at your fingertips!

 

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Amwell via Momtrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Amwell or Momtrends. 

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Snowballs (gluten, dairy and soy free)

The holidays are always so packed with yummy and endulgent foods and when you’re a mom is not always easy to say no to the kids. Especially if they are surrounded with candy and sweets at all the holiday parties. So I came up with this recipe that tricks my kiddos into thinking they are having candy when they are actually having dates! Yeap, dates! My kids eat dates and they love them! We call them snowballs, which is a nice holiday theme name but you can make these year round.

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