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Star Wars, Cereal and a Giveaway!!! September 29, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 9:13 pm

Do you have a child that loves Star Wars?  I do!  My son is 12 years old and he loves anything Star Wars!!  So, when BlogSpark asked if I would be interested in participating in a promotion that involved Star Wars, I knew that my answer had to be, “Yes!!” 

STAR WARS THE COMPLETE SAGA came out on Blu-ray Disc September 16th.  This incredible collection unites all six Episodes together for the first time in stunning high definition with the purest digital sound in the galaxy. With over 40 hours of thrilling special features, including all-new content created exclusively for this release, you can journey deeper into the Star Wars universe and discover more than ever before. Feel the Force of STAR WARS The Complete Saga on Blu-ray this September!

In honor of the release, select General Mills Big G cereals have a limited edition Star Wars good versus evil image on their packaging, which when combined creates a full panoramic poster.

  • Exclusively at Walmart, look for specially marked boxes of Big G cereals, including Honey Nut Cheerios®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, and Lucky Charms®. Collect all three to create a Star Wars panoramic poster showcasing your favorite characters, like Darth VadarTM, Luke SkywalkerTM, Han SoloTM, Princess LeiaTM and more.
  • Marking the first time ever that the full Saga is available in one complete collection, the 9-disc STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA will be available on Blu-ray September 16th, courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

General Mills and Blogspark sent me three boxes of the cereal that had the poster images on the back along with a $25 WalMart gift card!  My son was so excited to see the Star Wars pictures and can’t wait until we finish the cereal so that he can put the poster together! 

(Sorry the glare is so bad!)

General Mills and Blogspark have also graciously offered to give away the same prize pack  to one of my readers!!  The winner will receive one box of Honey Nut Cheerios, one box of Lucky Charms and one box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch,  AND a $25 Walmart gift card!!  To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me which Star Wars character is your or your child’s favorite!  The giveaway will end on Friday, Oct.7 at 11:59pm.  The winner will be chosen by random.org and posted on Saturday, Oct. 8.  I will also notify the winner by email, so be sure to leave your contact info in your comment.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

“Disclosure: The cereal, gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”

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Entering A New Season September 21, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 8:22 pm

In the past couple of weeks, I have entered into a new season of  life.  Instead of having three children at home, I now only have two.  Instead of schooling three children, I now school two.  Instead of cooking enough food for five people, I now cook for four.  Instead of kissing three children good night, I am now down to two.  You see, my oldest child has left the nest.  She is attending a Christian gap year program in Pine Mountain, Ga. called Impact 360.  It has been really hard to let her go…much harder than any of us had anticipated.  I know that as parents, this is what we have been called to do; to raise up our children in the way they should go, and then let them go.  But….it sounds much easier than it really is!  It’s so hard not to dwell on how much we miss her.  On how our family unit, as we have known it for the last 18 years, will never be the same again.  On how there will be days that I won’t get to talk to her or know what she’s doing.

 Oh, it’s a good thing…it’s just hard!  Impact 360 is such an awesome program and we are so blessed that Katie was accepted as a student there.  We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is the place that the Lord has called her to for this time in her life.  We know that she is in a wonderful environment with people who really care about her.  We know that the Lord is going to do great things in and through Katie over these next nine months.  We know all these things, yet…it’s still hard. 

It was such a hard thing to leave her and come home without her.  I know that it is the natural course of things….but nothing about leaving my child felt natural.  A day or two after we dropped Katie off, the Lord was so good to remind me of something.  He reminded me that we did not leave Katie there alone, but with God her Father!  He is by far a greater parent, caregiver and protector than Greg and I could ever be!  She is in good hands!!  He goes before her and behind her and He hems her in all around!  He is her God and He’s got great things planned for her this year!!

So, if you are in the stage of life where your children are little and you feel like you never have a moment to yourself….remember this!  I know that people tell you all the time that if you blink, your children will be gone.  Well, it’s true.  I blinked (it sure doesn’t seem like 18 years ago!), and the first one is gone.  Not that it’s over…..not at all!  Just that it’s different now, and (I think) I can say…I’m ready!!

 

Weekend Preview September 16, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 7:12 pm

This weekend’s newspaper is scheduled to have two coupon inserts:

1 SmartSource

1 Red Plum