Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Ramsey's #DISNEYSIDE! @Home Party Celebration

Remember me announcing my arrival of my #DISNEYSIDE KIT. Well a beautiful day in Macon, Mississippi made for an awesome #DISNEYSIDE house party using the great goodies that came.  Some very famous Disney characters came to our party. We have Princess Jasmine, Jake (Jake and the Neverland pirates), and Princess Tiana rocked our Disney magic carpet. Princess Tiana looked especially fabulous in her tutu after arriving straight from the bayou. 

Mickey himself also gave a special appearance.  The kids loved wearing the character masks and having their picture taken. 

We had a wonderful table spread of goodies and good sweet treats. Mickey, Tigger, and Sally Carrera from Cars were our table mascots.  I had a hard time keeping people away from the table before the party.

I have to say that my favorite part of the party was the Disney Trivia. In our family currently, we have an age gap. We mostly have teenagers and adults 17 years or older and youth 10 years or younger.  So to make the Disney trivia game involve all ages, every adult or teenager had to partner with a youth that could speak. 

Nevermind my 19 month old who is enjoying being outdoors (green jacket and eating cookies). To answer the questions, the adults could not answer them.  They had to whisper the answer to their partner (child) and their partner could answer.  The first youth who talked and got it correctly got the points. No one knew before hand why they were choosing a child as their partner so no one had any strategy to this game. It was just the luck of the draw or the luck of you choosing the right partner.  As you can see from the pictures, this spin on the game made it more exciting and entertaining.  It made way for a lot of laughs.  We were not in Disneyland that day but we had a lot of laughs and the Disney came out in us. You can see the smiles on the faces. 

We also used the Disney marathon cheer cards to have a little fitness time in a version of Simon Says.  Instead of Simon, it was Mickey.  If Mickey cheer card said a particular exercise you did it.  If there was a command on the card and Mickey did not say it, you don't do it.  Because we didn't want the afternoon chilly weather to have the little ones with runny noses and coughs, we took the party inside.

I want to say a very special THANKYOU to all my family members who played a part in making this celebration fun. To my cousin Tiffany for the venue, aunts for helping with kids and decorations, and to my photography and decorating cousins; I really appreciate every one of you.  Hope to do this again soon!   We had a great time!

Disclosure:  I was selected to be a host of a #DisneySide @Home Celebration!  The opinions expressed here are my own. Thankyou to HP, Disney, American Tourister and all the participating brands included in my celebration kit.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Farewell Coffee-mate Brew Crew & Giveaway! Ends 3/1/14

Foto: Just got this in my mail today! Really going to miss being a part of the Brew crew!. Thank you for the mug, spoon and coupon (:I am a former member of the Coffee-mate Brew Crew:  Tears>>Sniff>>Sniff>>. I really enjoyed interacting with other Nestle Coffee-mate lovers and giving my opinions for the Coffee-mate brand.  I was always happy to get sneak peeks and he latest new offers before others.  But as I said a farewell to the social group, I still reminisce on some of the fun projects that were given as challenges for those of us in the social group/community.  I often wondered who came up with those challenges.  They were so creative!

 Have you tried the Girl Scout flavors?  Wow! I love the Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies and the Caramel Delites so I tried the coffee-mate flavors and they are heaven just like the cookies!

I received an awesome prize pack from the  Coffee-Mate Brew Crew saying their good-byes to me and in that prize pack was a coupon for a Free Nestle Coffee-mate product (liquid or powder and offer excludes Nestle Coffee-mate Natural Bliss) up to $3.99.  I am good on coffee-mate for a while (I stocked up) and this coupons expires 3/31/2014 so I am doing a giveaway for the free coupon and the other goodies are mines to keep (coffee-mate branded spoon and mug).  Winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen (because of the expiration date of coupon).

a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this blog post. All my opinions expressed are my own!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Show Your Disney SideWe are into Disney.  What a statement but question is: Who isn't?  This was a perfect match of food, family, fun, and Disney.  I was selected to host a SHOW YOUR #DISNEYSIDE party for special selected guests.  Here is my party kit:





I received this awesome piece of luggage by American Tourister. This is considered my host gift and what a gift it is. American Tourister is the official sponsor luggage for Walt Disney World Resort & Disneyland. I love the lime green color. You should  check out their site for other awesome colors in the collection.  When I was getting a glimpse of everyone else party pack that came before mines, I was secretly wishing for my luggage to come in the purple color but I am still loving the lime green.  They are so cool!  But wait til you see what is packed in this awesome piece of luggage.     

I received Mickey cookie cutters, HP Photo card paper, Mickey and Minnie “So This is Love” lithographs, The Chew measuring cups, Craisins,  iPhone case, ESPN Red Bracelets, ESPN & run Disney bumper stickers, Donald Duck tattoos, Pluto stickers,  and Muppets Most Wanted pocket calendar, balloons, plates, napkins cupcake wrappers, and tablecloth for decorations.


The cookie cutters are all the rage.  After the party, any time you feel the Disney spirit hit you then you can whip out the cookie cutters and make an awesome treat.   I also used got some extra goodies for the Doc McStuffins, Monsters University, Sophia the first, and Jake and the Neverland Pirates fans that will be attending the party.


  I have an awesome idea for the Disney Run Marathon Cheer Cards. I want to do a version of "Simon Says" but instead we are doing "Mickey Says" in which the cards will have a written physical fittness activity on it  and if it begins with "Mickey Says" you do it. I am going to incorporate a lot of  "eat a lot of junkfood"  or "sit on couch all day" as activities that do not start with "Mickey Says"!  I have some other ideas to make other games fun and unique to my party.  So come back on Next Monday to see everything and how it went.

Disclosure: I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day from Fred's- FREE $5.00 SMARTBUCKS

Happy Valentines Day. A gift of $5 in smartbucks Use just like cash at fred's Super Dollar.

WWhat an awesome gesture from the Fred's company.  First it was a generous $10/25 coupon in my inbox, now this.  Thankyou Fred's. This is awesome.  It is so easy to redeem.  You just present your card and your balance come off.  I love this program. GO NOW AND CHECK YOUR CARD!

Monday, February 3, 2014

#CALORIECUTBACK....Join and Help Fight Obesity

Did you know that Americans take in an average of 100 calories more per day than they need?

Help fight obesity and spread the word about the  #CalorieCutback, an initiative from the Together Counts program to inspire active and healthy living. Don't just sit there—bust a move!                 
In 2010, the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation launched an effort to reduce obesity. The Foundation, along with Together Counts, is looking to families to help continue their efforts to reduce obesity - especially child obesity - by 2015. Help ignite the conversation and join the effort!

 In the fight against obesity, partners of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation helped reduce individual calorie consumption by 78/day. I’m doing my part by encouraging my kids to eat the rainbow this week. What can you do? http://bit.ly/1l6B72E

Disclosure: I am participating in this social media campaign via  One2One Network
Fun Projects. Cool Perks. Nice People. I have not been compensated for this sponsored post.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Everyone has their head in the game, even CHOBANI.......... #HOWMATTERS

Who's ready for  Super Bowl XLVIII, and the almighty Super Bowl commercials?  I know I am. .

CHOBANI has a great commercial airing on game day and you can take a peak here: http://bit.ly/HowMatters

Pssst.... It involves a bear- LOL! 


 @Chobani is kicking off its #HowMatters movement during the big game on Sunday. Go pro with protein and probiotics: http://bit.ly/HowMatters

Chobani's got good Greek yogurt game—0% preservatives, 0% artificial flavors, and 0% artificial sweeteners to make you feel like a goddess.


Disclosure: I am participating in this social media campaign via  One2One Network

Fun Projects. Cool Perks. Nice People. I have not been compensated for this sponsored post.