MorningStar Farms Veggie Food Products Review and Giveaway

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

DISCLOSURE:  I received a coupon for a free MorningStar Farms product to try and review from BzzAgent.  All opinions are my own.

Even though, I am totally a meat eater, I think it's a good idea to eat vegetarian every now and then.  It's healthier for you.  But, sometimes, you might get tired of just eating vegetables and still want the taste of meat in your food.  That's where MorningStar Farms comes in!

MorningStar Farms makes a line of meatless products including veggie burgers, veggie chicken nuggets, veggie meatballs, entrees and meal starters.  It allows you go have some of that meat flavor but still be eating vegetarian.

Hotel Transylvania Monster Valentine's Day Party

Sunday, February 10, 2013

DISCLOSURE:  I was chosen by to host a party to celebrate the release of Hotel Transylvania on DVD and Blu-ray.  All opinions are my own.

With the January 29 release of Hotel Transylvania on DVD and Blu-ray, I thought it would be a great excuse to have a party and have the kids and their friends over to watch the movie.  With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought a Monster Valentine theme would be perfect!

If you haven't seen it, Hotel Transylvania tells the story of Dracula and his daughter, Mavis.  To protect her from humans, he builds a hotel far from humans and it becomes a refuge for other monsters.  Before Mavis's big 118th birthday celebration, a human manages to find the hotel and he and Mavis fall in love.  Dracula has to learn that he can't protect his daughter forever.

To help me brainstorm ideas for the Monster Valentine's Party, I hit Pinterest and made a board of the ideas that I came across for the party: Hotel Transylvania Monster Valentine's Party Board.  I didn't get a chance to do everything, but my favorite was the Make Your Own Monster Valentine's Day cards idea from the Better In Bulk blog.

I cut out monster shapes out of patterned scrapbook paper and printed out Valentine's Day sayings for the kids to use to make their own Valentine's Day cards.  I bought googly eyes, foam stickers and colored cardstock for the kids to use.  The party kit from Crowdtap also included Hotel Transylvania themed Valentine's Day cards that I printed on cardstock for the kids to use if they didn't want to make their own.