Giveaway: Alice Through the Looking Glass Digital HD Codes – 2 Winners! (Ends 11/11)


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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)

Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere Release Date: Tuesday, October 18th

Rating: PG

Run Time: 113 Minutes


In “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” the all-star cast from the 2010 blockbuster is back with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the heroine at the heart of the story. Sacha Baron Cohen joins the ensemble as Time, a magical being that is part human, part clock, and the late Alan Rickman—to whom the film is dedicated—is the voice of Absolem, the blue Monarch butterfly who metamorphosed from the blue caterpillar “Alice in Wonderland.”

Fascinating, in-depth bonus features invite in-home audiences to further explore the whimsical world of Underland. Three-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood reveals the creative process behind the film’s ornate costuming; P!nk provides on-set access during production of her “Just Like Fire” music video; Sacha Baron Cohen showcases his quirky new character, Time; and Director James Bobin offers insightful audio commentary and introduces five, never-before-seen deleted scenes.

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Giveaway: Brentwood Home Holistic Wellness Bundle – Value $139 (Ends 11/11)

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The Giveaway

You’d be surprised by how much some holistic self care can improve your mood and well being. I teamed up with the folks at Brentwood Home for this awesome giveaway, featuring some holistic wellness items for your home. These bedroom staples will help you calm your senses before you get to sleep, plus they’re all made with healthy, natural materials that are safe for you and your home. Read on to win!

What’s in the bundle?

Crystal Cove Meditation Pillow

Designed with guidance from one of LA’s top yoga instructors, Angela Kukhahn, this pillow will bring just enough height and support to your meditation practice, allowing the delicate curves of your spine to fall into place for extended periods of sitting. Best of all, it’s made with natural materials, including a fill of buckwheat hulls and an inner – liner made of all natural cotton. This pillow is great for meditators and yogis of all skill levels and styles, or simply sitting and relaxing.

Latex/Kapok Pillow

This Brentwood Home pillow combines the smoothness of silk with the fluffiness of cotton. It’s filled with silky – smooth kapok and all – natural latex ribbons that have a responsive feel. The cover is made of organic cotton, grown without toxic pesticides or fertilizers, so you can sleep safe and sound. This pillow will be the perfect fit for people who switch between multiple sleeping positions, because it molds to your neck and head no matter how you move.

Aromatherapy Candle

Aromatherapeutic scents soothe the mind and body, putting you in the perfect state of mind for a great night’s sleep. Brentwood Home’s candles are made using healthy materials like all natural soy wax and essential oils, and they smell delicious!

About Brentwood Home – Made in California

I’m a huge fan of shopping local and American-made, and Brentwood Home keeps their production process as close to their home in California as possible. They design everything in – house, source their materials as locally as they can, and handcraft products at their Los Angeles factory. I love that they work to support local business, and I love how much California inspires the actual design of their products. It’s clear in the neutral colors, modern design, and eco-friendly materials, plus almost everything is named after a West Coast staple or landmark. The Golden State has always been first in line when it comes to environmental regulation, implementing policies that are eventually followed by the rest of the country. Brentwood Home meets and exceeds these standards, using a combination of organic, nontoxic and natural materials in their healthy home products. Nothing says California living like being green!

If you would like a chance to win the following items mentioned above, use the Rafflecopter forms below to earn entries into this contest! All entries are optional! Giveaway ends 11/11. Open to U.S. Residents ages 18+.

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Frugal Fall Recipe: Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Salad

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.

Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Salad

Fall and football have arrived, and there is no better way to enjoy both than by cooking delicious and colorful meals for your family to enjoy. I wanted to get into the autumn spirit by cooking a hearty and colorful meal that complimented the cooler weather and fall colors. My family values time spent together at the dinner table, but we want delicious food that does not take a lot of time to cook. I went to my neighborhood Kroger to pick up a Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin, and I also picked up the ingredients to make a sweet potato salad. My husband and I worked together as he roasted the Smithfield pork tenderloin on the grill, and I whipped up the sweet potato salad.

My husband fired up his charcoal grill to a temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit, took the Smithfield Marinated Pork Tenderloin out of the package and placed it on the grill. Because the Smithfield Pork Tenderloin was pre-marinated, the preparation time was nonexistent! We chose the Roasted Garlic and Herb flavor marinade, but there are several other flavor options to choose from. Additionally, clean up was a snap! My husband did not have to concoct his own marinade, and all he had to do was open the package and place the pork tenderloin on the grill. In 30 minutes, we had perfectly seasoned and cooked pork tenderloin for our family to enjoy. We had Real Flavor, Real Fast! If you do not have a charcoal grill, then a propane grill or even a conventional oven will work just fine. Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork can be grilled, roasted, or slow cooked. Be sure to cook the Smithfield Marinated Pork Tenderloin so that it reaches an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the meat had reached 160 degrees Fahrenheit, my husband wrapped the pork tenderloin in foil for 10 minutes to let the meat cool before slicing.


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Meanwhile, I made sure I had the following ingredients for my sweet potato salad:

Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

  • 2 pounds (3 large) sweet potatoes
  • 1 small Vidalia onion
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • ¼ cup of mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons of orange juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

I peeled and cubed the sweet potatoes into one inch cubes, and then placed them on to boil for 15 minutes until they were tender. Then, I finely chopped the onion, bell pepper, and green onion, and set them aside. Next, I combined the mayonnaise, orange juice, chili powder, and cumin and whisked them together until they were well combined. After the sweet potatoes had cooled off for about 10 minutes I added the onion, bell pepper, green onions, and dressing, and stirred until all of the potato salad was well coated.

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We were able to make a delicious meal for our entire family in just 30 minutes! We were able to sit down, and have a great fall meal “family style”. The rich mahogany color of the pork tenderloin and the vibrant orange hue of the potato salad reminded me of the beautiful colors we will see this fall. The Smithfield Marinated Roasted Garlic and Herb Pork Tenderloin paired perfectly with savory sweet potato salad, and it tasted even better than it looked. This meal is also so versatile because it would be perfect for a weeknight meal or weekend family gathering. Additionally, this meal can be prepared ahead of time so that you could take it to a potluck gathering or to a football tailgate.

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