Shelly's Bits and Pieces: March 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Madison Reed Find My Color Pin It to Win It Contest

Disclosure: I will be compensated for posting about this contest, but I only post things I believe in and would enter myself!

You could win one of 5 $50 Amazon Gift cards by simply Pinning!  It is as simple as that!  Click on the link below to enter!!

Design Direct from the Markers Pin It to Win It Contest

Disclosure: I will be compensated for sharing this contest, however, I only post contests that I would be entering myself! DESIGN DIRECT FROM THE MARKERS Pin It to Win It Contest. You could win the GRAND PRIZE of a Corkigami Chair OR $500 Milkster Gift Card, or one of the Amazon Gift Cards they are giving away! Entering is easy! Just Pin It to Win It!

TideBuy Pin it to Win it Sweepstakes

Disclosure:  I will be compensated for sharing this sweepstakes.  I only post sweepstakes I would enter myself!

Very simple Pin It to Win It Sweepstakes from TideBuy #womensdresses.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cast Celebrate Disney's The Pirate Fairy World Premiere!

Disclosure:  This is a non-compensated post.  Just wanted to share!

Burbank, Calif. - World Premiere of "The Pirate Fairy" with film talent (L to R) Angela Bartys, Pamela Adlon, Tinker Bell, Mae Whitman, Carlos Ponce and Christina Hendricks.
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT HOSTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF DISNEYTOON STUDIOS ANIMATED ADVENTURE OF THE PIRATE FAIRY

March 22, 2014  Burbank, CA -  Tinker Bell fluttered onto the red carpet at the World Premiere of Disney's "The Pirate Fairy" at the Walt Disney Studios Lot.  She was joined by film talent Christina Hendricks (Zarina), Mae Whitman (Tinker Bell), Carlos Ponce (Bonito), Angela Bartys (Fawn), Pamela Adlon (Vidia), Kari Wahlgren (Sweetpea), Natasha Bedingfield (sung original song "Who I Am"),  Peggy Holmes (Director) and Jenni Magee Cook (Producer).  Special guests included Samantha Harris (Dancing with the Stars), Ali Landry (Criminal Minds), Eva Bella (Frozen), Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Modern Family),  Maitland Ward (Rules of Engagement), TV personality Daphne Wayans, August Maturo (Girl Meets World) and Chloe Noelle (True Blood). The premiere of DisneyToon Studios animated adventure “The Pirate Fairy,” is executive produced by Academy Award® winner John Lasseter.

The all-new swashbuckling film from the latest Tinker Bell adventure comes,  The Pirate Fairy, which follows a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy named Zarina who's captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When her wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her caption of their ship. Tinker Bell and her friends embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James, who'll soon be known as Captain Hook himself. With laughter, heart, magic and thrills, "The Pirate Fairy" sets sail April 1st on Blu-ray ™ and Digital HD.

Songwriter/Performer Natasha Bedingfield and guests attend the World Premiere of Disney's "The Pirate Fairy"     
TV personality Samantha Harris (L) and family attend the World Premiere of  Disney's "The Pirate Fairy" 


Saturday, March 22, 2014

American Dream Builders & $50 Lowes GC Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by American Dream Builders. I have not received any compensation for this publication.

The American Dream Home is something everyone fantasizes about. Whether it’s a new closet, a larger family room, or simply a place to put all your stuff, there’s always something we want to change about where we live!


AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS – a new show premiering on NBC March 23 at 8/7c – and Lowe’s want to make your dream a reality.

Hosted by famed interior designer and best-selling author, Nate Berkus, AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS follows the nation’s top 12 designers and home builders as they compete to be crowned the Ultimate Dream Builder and take home a $250,000 cash prize. It’s the home competition that will change everything!

 From the producers of Survivor and The Bachelor, don’t miss AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS, Sundays at 8/7c, only on NBC.

What if you could make your home into your Dream Home?

You can enter for a chance to win $100,000 in products and services from Lowe’s and a consultation with the winner of American Dream Builders!

Enter for a chance to win your dream renovation at www.nbc.com/lowes.

**And starting March 23rd you will have the opportunity to earn 5 bonus entries when you “Dream It Yourself”! Upload a photo and description of a home project you are working on and EARN 5 BONUS SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES.**

 Finally, follow the show on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win more prizes from American Dream Builders and Lowe’s!

~GIVEAWAY~ 
Enter below to win a $50 Lowes Gift Card.

Giveaway ends April 1st at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. Each household is only eligible to win One (1) $50 Lowe’s Gift Card 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.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Scrabble with Power Tiles - Review and Giveaway

Disclosure:  We received a Scrabble game free of charge to facilitate our honest review and share information.  No monetary compensation was received.  All opinions are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.

One thing I inherited from my mama is my love of word games.  We would spend a lot of evenings sitting at the dining room table playing Scrabble.  She always challenged me to use longer words by adding prefixes and suffixes to words that had been played.  Although I know she could have beaten me when ever she wanted, she usually let me win.  The love of these word games just encouraged my love of reading and my desire to learn.  I have passed that love on to Kat.  She and I have crazy games that seem to go on for hours.  Chefy declines our invitation to play unless we allow him to use slang, and proper nouns.

Scrabble has recently given us more ways to play their classic word game by adding Power Tiles!  You can power up your game with Team Play and with Power Tiles, or you can play Scrabble the classic way.  It is your choice!

Did you know that there is a NATIONAL SCHOOL SCRABBLE PROGRAM?

About the program:  A SCRABBLE board game in the classroom? Of course! For years, teachers have known that SCRABBLE is a fun and innovative way for kids to develop vocabulary, spelling, math and spatial relation skills. So, Hasbro teamed up with teachers and the National SCRABBLE Association to create the National School SCRABBLE Program.

In 1992, School SCRABBLE became available nationwide. Now, more than a half million kids have SCRABBLE in over 20,000 classrooms nationwide using this program. And 95% of the teachers surveyed say the program is a good value and a solid, innovative new teaching tool.

CLICK HERE to register your School SCRABBLE Club with Hasbro to receive updates on School SCRABBLE and the 2014 National School SCRABBLE Tournament.
The 2014 National School SCRABBLE Tournament takes place April 26-27, 2014.  Teams (between grades 4-8) from the USA and Canada are invited to participate in the multi-day event that includes 8 rounds of competition and fun on-site events.  The entry fee is USD $100/team. The 2014 Champions will take home USD $10,000, plus the Champions Trophy and a great selection of Hasbro games.  Click here for more information.  

I think this is a very cool idea!  I wish there had been a school Scrabble program back when I was attending. My classmates and I would have loved it!  

Would you like to win a copy of Scrabble for your family?  Simply enter on the rafflecopter form below!

Against the Wild Review and Giveaway

Disclosure:  We received a copy of the DVD to facilitate our honest review.  No monetary compensation was received.  All opinions stated are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.

Families from coast-to-coast will come along on a breathtaking and uplifting wilderness adventure when Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes Against the Wild on DVD and digital download for the first time. The action-packed feature film tells the dramatic tale of two siblings and their Alaskan Malamute, who must make an emergency landing when their small plane has engine problems. They find themselves in a beautiful but potentially dangerous natural environment that they must overcome together. Written and directed by Richard Boddington, starring CJ Adams (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Dan in Real Life), Erin Pitt (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam and the upcoming American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight) and Natasha Henstridge (“She Spies,” The Whole Nine Yards) and co-starring John Tench (Tooth Fairy), the film makes its national retail and digital debut on March 11, 2014.

A gripping adventure for the whole family, Against the Wild (SRP $24.98) begins with siblings Zach (Adams) and Hannah (Pitt) traveling by seaplane with Chinook, their Alaskan Malamute, to visit their father (Ted Whittall of “Beauty & The Beast”) for the weekend. When their plane encounters engine trouble, the pilot is forced to make an emergency landing in the woods in the middle of nowhere. As they travel on foot to seek help, Zach, Hannah and their loyal companion come face-to-face with the challenges of the wilds – from wolves and grizzly bears to forest fires. Using all the wilderness skills they know – and with some help from Chinook, the siblings must work together to overcome each obstacle and conquer the ultimate goal – returning home again.

An exciting, fast-paced adventure with beautiful cinematography and a stirring musical score performed by a live 65-piece orchestra in Prague, Against the Wild will keep the whole family on the edge of their seat from start to finish.

DVD Special Features: Outtakes and the Music of Against the Wild.

Against the Wild has been approved for all ages by the Dove Foundation, which awarded the film with 5/5 Doves, and recommends it as “a terrific film for the entire family!.”

Our thoughts:  We loved the movie.  This kids and the dog are the stars of the movie for sure!  The movie shows you just how smart children really can be, and it proves that kids can do more things than we think they can.  Everyone learns a lesson in this movie, parents, kids and even the search team!  We love how smart Chinook is!  Everyone thinks he is a dumb dog, but he proves that he is a smart working dog!  We wholeheartedly recommend this movie for families to watch together.  It does provide good teaching opportunities!  

Would you like to win a DVD to share with your family?  Simply enter on the rafflecopter form below!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Veronica Mars DVD Giveaway

Disclosure:  This is a non compensated post!  Giveaway and all information provided by PartnersHub and VM.

HOW THE FILM GOT MADE:
The fans wanted more!  Following a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign that ended on April 12, 2013, Veronica Mars was shot over 23 days during June-July 2013. It was released in selected theaters nationwide on March 14th, 2014.
Take the Veronica Mars: Purity Test Marshmallow Super-fan Trivia - Think you know all there is to know about Neptune, California? Test your Veronica Mars knowledge with all 3 levels of super-fan trivia and find out if you are the ultimate Marshmallow!

ABOUT VERONICA MARS KF:
On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.
Director Rob Thomas' Top 10 Must See Episodes

We are giving one lucky reader A COPY OF THE VERONICA MARS DVD after it is released around May 2014!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Superior Source Vitamins Special Offer

Disclosure: I will be receiving product samples to review and giveaway.  No monetary compensation will be received.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Snickers #MONSTERSATISFACTION Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Snickers Brand. No compensation of any kind was received.

Who hasn’t felt like a rampaging menace at least once in their lives? Because let’s face it, You’re Not You When You’re Hungry! Even Godzilla is a regular, cool guy who can hang with his friends, just watch out for that sudden spell of hunger! Check it out in the new Snickers commercial! Only SNICKERS – and its delicious blend of chocolate, peanuts, caramel and nougat – can provide #MONSTERSATISFACTION and tame the savage beast!

To celebrate the release of the new Snickers “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” commercial, Snickers wants to hear about your most satisfying movie experience. So tweet with the #MONSTERSATISFACTION hashtag about that incredible first date, or the first time you saw your favorite movie of all time on the big screen.

Would you like to win a Snickers #MONSTERSATISFACTION movie prize pack?  One Shelly's Bits and Pieces reader will win a prize pack which includes: 5 Snickers Bars and 1 $15 Fandango Gift Card.  

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Snickers Movie Prize Pack containing 5 Snickers Bars and 1 $15 Fandango Gift Card 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.

Enter on the rafflecopter form below.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Shout Factory Kid's NOAH'S ARK on DVD Today - 3/11 Clips & Recipes

Disclosure:  No compensation of any type was received for this post.  Just wanted to share!

Noah is building a whale of a boat in order to save two of every species from a flood that will cover the entire world! As the rain begins to fall outside and animals line up two by two, it soon becomes clear that living together on a very cramped ship isn’t going to be easy!


Trouble begins to brew when the animals begin to get hungry, a pair of stowaways plot to take over the ship, Dagnino the Tiger wants to replace the irresponsible Lion, Xiro, as king of the beasts, and Noah’s own family begins to squabble! One thing’s for sure – it won’t be smooth sailing on this trip. But with a little luck and a little faith, Noah will be able to deliver his floating zoo to safety!



Click Communications: BLOGGER BUTTONS &emdash; Noah's Ark - A Surprise In The Soup Clip Noah's Ark - The New Lion King Clip Noah's Ark – Trailer

Orkin Bed Bug Home Prevention Prize Pack Giveaway

Disclosure:  This giveaway is sponsored by Orkin.  I have not been compensated in any way for this post.

Bed bugs have been all over the news in the last few years.  There have been infestations in motels, dorms and lots of other places.  To be honest, bed bugs gross me out!  YUCK.  We all need to be informed about those nasty things, so I wanted to share this information from Orkin with you.

About Orkin Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have come back strong over the last decade, keeping more and more people from sleeping tight. Now is the time to take control with a smart action plan - before the bed bugs bite.

Bed bugs reproduce quickly, so it’s critical to detect and treat an infestation early. Take the “Don’t Let the Beg Bugs Bite” QUIZ and download the “5 Must-Know Facts” PDF for a few tips on how to spot a budding beg bug problem.

And if you suspect an infestation, be sure to contact your Orkin professional. who will inspect your home thoroughly and design a treatment that’s right for you.

Visit Orkin.com or call 877-412-6806 for a free estimate.



After you test your knowledge, you can enter the giveaway on the rafflecopter form below, for your chance to win 2 mattress Safe Pillowsafe protectors.



Please note:  Each household is only eligible to win Orkin Bed Bug Home Prevention Prize Pack (2 mattress Safe Pillowsafe protectors) 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.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

My Dog the Champion DVD Review and Giveaway

Disclosure:  We received a copy of the DVD to facilitate our honest review.  No monetary compensation was received.  All opinions are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.

We are a family of dog lovers and enjoy watching movies about them.  Recently, we reviewed My Dog the Champion and we really enjoyed it.  The movie did start a little slow for Chefy's taste, but it did pick up.  Kat and I agreed that the character Madison was a spoiled brat in the beginning.  I can understand how upset she was when her mom got deployed, but I wanted to smack her!  We were thankful that her grandfather was a stern man and didn't give in to everything Madison wanted!  As the movie progressed and Madison started bonding with Scout (her grandfather's working dog) and Eli (the boy down the road), she started caring more about others than just herself!  The movie had a wonderful lesson behind it!  I won't give any more details because I do not want to ruin it for you.

Here is what Anchor Bay says about the movie:  A moving and meaningful story for the whole family, My Dog the Champion (SRP $24.98) begins when Madison (Burge), a spoiled city teen, learns that her mother is being deployed to Afghanistan. She is suddenly forced to uproot to the country and live on her grandfather Billy’s (Henriksen) cattle ranch – in the middle of nowhere. Facing the hardships of farm life and her feelings of loneliness, she befriends Scout, the farm’s old and “useless” cattle dog. The new companions quickly form a special bond. And when the family farm becomes threatened, Madison, with some help from Eli (Linley), a teenage dog trainer, trains Scout to be an agility champion and together they compete with the hope of saving their home. Side by side, the determined duo proves the heart of a champion never dies. 

My Dog the Champion, a story of friendship, love, teamwork, and challenges, is a must-have release for families nationwide. The film is executive produced by Arthur E. Benjamin, the founder of the American Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that works to rescue and promote the health and well-being of dogs and other animals all across the world.   

Here is my favorite fact:   Scout, the movie’s starring dog, is herself a rescue!

My family and I think you would really enjoy this movie!  Would you like to win a copy of your own?  Simply enter on the rafflecopter form below!