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Cars 2 Giveaway!

Um, so we’re just a little excited about the Cars 2 premiere. This will be the boys’ first real feature-length movie experience, and we have been talking about it for weeks! J has asked to watch the trailer several times, and they know that they’re going to get popcorn and lemonade, and maybe even candy. It’s going to be a big to-do, people!

Are y’all excited about Cars 2 in your house, too? If you need a little reminder of what’s coming June 24, check out this trailer:

When star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix, Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage!

Want more info on the movie?

Want even more fun? Click here to download a great pack of Cars 2 crafts, activities and printables to share with your kiddos!

Here’s the best part, though – one of you will win this Cars 2 prize pack, with:

  • CARS 2 t-shirt in a youth size (S, M, L, XL)
  • CARS 2 set of 3 bumper tickets
  • CARS 2 temporary tattoo sheet (2 per winner)
  • CARS 2 puzzle

Mandatory Entry: Comment below telling me your favorite Cars character!

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This giveaway will be open until the end of the day (midnight Central) Wednesday, June 29.

Note: I did not receive a product or compensation for writing this post.

Don’t forget, CARS 2 races into theatres everywhere in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D on June 24th!

Target Eco-Friendly Products for Earth Month

I wrote yesterday about Target’s Earth Month celebration – well, when I got home from work I had a bamboo bowl from Target waiting for me to review! This bowl is just one of the eco-friendly products Target is featuring for Earth Month.

I love bamboo products because they’re not only eco-friendly – they’re beautiful! I absolutely adore this bowl. I can imagine using it for salad or as a bread bowl, or even to serve as a centerpiece filled with fruit, etc. It retails for $17.00 at Target, and when you purchase it you can feel good knowing you’re buying something made from a sustainable material.

Here are some of the other product offerings that Target is featuring this month to help celebrate the Earth Month, along with the bamboo bowl. You can find these in-store or at their online EcoBoutique:

  • Clorox Greenworks Cleaning Products • Starting at $2.49 • Made from 95% naturally-derived ingredients and  never tested on animals, these products clean just as well as traditional cleaners. Available at Target stores and online
  • Tom’s of Maine Peppermint Toothpaste • $3.89 • Recyclable carton, free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives- also clinically proven to whiten teeth! Available at Target stores and online
  • Coca-Cola Desani Plantbottle • $3.99 (24-pack) • PlantBottle ™ packaging contains up to 30% plant-based materials and are 100%-recyclable. Available at Target stores and online
  • Proctor & Gamble – Tide Cold Water Free and Tide Coldwater • $10.99 • Switch to cold water and save up to 80% of energy* in every load. Tide Coldwater is specially formulated to clean in cold water. *By switching from warm/cold to cold/cold for all loads in a standard top-loading machine with an electric water heater set at 140º. Available at Target stores and online
  • General Electric Smart CFLs • $4.32-$6.00 • These “smart” bulbs turn bright as soon as you flip the switch, and can save up to 75% more energy, compared to standard incandescent. Available at Target stores and online
  • Bamboo bowl • $17.00 • Bamboo is not only a fast-growing renewable resource, it’s a stylish accessory for the kitchen or dining room. Available at Target stores and online

Note: I received a bamboo bowl from Target for review. I was not compensated monetarily for this post. Any opinions are honest and are my own.

Live Chat With Cindy Crawford

There’s a blog post title I never thought I’d be writing! :)

Today at 5:30 Eastern/4:30 Central Cindy Crawford will be doing a live chat via Facebook. She will answer questions about balancing family and career, finding time to stay active and fit, her favorite tips for a healthy diet and answering questions from you!

RSVP and submit a question here.