Disney's Frankenweenie 4-disc Blu-Ray Combo To Hit Stores on January 8th!

  I can't tell you how excited I am that Disney and Tim Burton's cinematic beauty Frankenweenie is coming to life on DVD + Blu-Ray soon! I'm a big Tim Burton fan (with the exception of one remade classic...) and have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Frankenweenie since the day it hit theaters. He's just too freakin' cute! Please enjoy the Frankenweenie trailer below and a little information from the press release. It's Alive!

"A must-add to any Tim Burton collection, the hilarious 3D stop-motion animated masterpiece is filled with quirky characters and unexpected twists. Boasting an electrifying variety of bonus materials, the 4-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) includes an all-new original short “Captain Sparky vs The Flying Saucers”; an exciting behind-the-scenes featurette with Tim Burton “Miniatures in Motion: Bringing ‘Frankenweenie’ to Life”; a showcase of the film’s touring exhibit, “‘Frankenweenie’ Touring Exhibit”; Tim Burton’s live-action short of the same name, and more.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack’s spectacular picture and sound enhances the tale of a boy who uses the power of science to bring his beloved dog back to life … and a whole town faces the unexpected and electrifying truth of what happens when monstrous experiments run wild!" 


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Goose Creek Candle Co. ~ American Heirloom Jar Candle {Holiday Gift Guide)

Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons of the year, no doubt about it. I love the leaves falling, the cooler, crisp air, the snow flurries, and the scent of baked goods filling the house. My only wish (besides wishing that these things came without storms, snow-ins, and a greater chance of car accidents) is that I might be able to keep the joy and warm feelings that these seasons bring with them all year 'round. 

The human sense of smell is a powerful thing. It can trigger distant memories and bring back powerful emotions related to those memories, which is why I (and so many others) keep scented candles going almost constantly! Goose Creek Candle Co. provides one of the best quality candles I've come across in my travels, the American Heirloom scented jar candle.

Freezing Homemade Hash Brown Potatoes {Tutorial}


  This year we over-bought potatoes for Thanksgiving. Majorly. I'm talking a whole 20 lb bag extra, just taking up space in the corner of my kitchen. The idea came to me to make and freeze my own hash browns to use up our potato surplus, and I've found that it's super easy! A bit time consuming, but an easy and cheap way to start good-for-you breakfasts during the week. Here's how I did it!

Thunderstruck Free-Throw Challenge + Blu-Ray Combo Combo Pack {Giveaway}

Get ready to be Thunderstruck! On December 4th, 2012 Warner Bros. releases Thunderstruck on DVD and Blu-Ray in stores nationwide! 

Guess What? Dear Diary, {Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway}

  Remember, back in the day, we used to play with Mad Libs and creative writing games of the such. I used to love those! Although they were fun, I don't think I'd consider them a learning experience. (Let's face it, they really didn't take too much thought.)  Guess What? Dear Diary, has taken the idea that kids like to write and create, and run with it! It's a young girl's best friend, in diary form. We may not have any pre-teen girls in our household, but I know exactly who I'll be gifting this little treasure to! 

Each diary comes with this adorable bobble-head pen, too!

Starlooks November Starbox {Holiday Gift Guide}

  Back when I lived in California I was a huge makeup buff. I had palettes and palettes of eye shadows, mascaras, liners, and lip glosses. I was/am big into the "goth" club scene, and makeup is second nature to most there. Since coming out to Maine (and having a kid) I've put beauty on the back burner. I haven't even thought about buying makeup in at least a year or so. So, needless to say, I was super stoked when the November Starbox from Starlooks showed up at my doorstep! Starbox is a subscription box that arrives monthly, each containing 3-4 full-size makeup items (and surprises!) for just $15, what a great gift for any makeup lover!

November's Starbox is the first of it's kind: Semi-customizable by choosing your skin tone (light, medium, or dark.) Included in this box was a 4-eyeshadow palette, a lip gloss and lipstick-in-one, and a mascara application tool. I received some gorgeous complimentary colors in mine!

Stay Feisty This Holiday Season With LuvMyBox {Holiday Gift Guide} ADULT

If you're a parent, you know how hard finding time and motivation for intimacy can be. Don't give up hope! LuvMyBox is here to help keep the passion alive!

My Friend Paris: My Twins' First Christmas {Holiday Gift Guide}

My munchkin-man is a huge fan of books already. Any and all books, but especially ones with colorful pictures and easy-to-read (and easy-to-point-to) words and print. We recently came across a great set of books perfect for preschool and grade school aged kids, written by a young teen, and Jace loves 'em! Please join us in welcoming the My Friend Paris book series to our home library.

Pretty Mommies Skincare: Redefining Healthy Skin {Giveaway} Ends 12/10

Pretty Mommies Safe Skincare for Pregnant and Nursing Moms

Did you know it's important to use safe skincare while pregnant and breastfeeding?

The Blogging Mamas Network and Pretty Mommies have come together to bring you important information about safe skincare during these special times AND to offer you a chance to win 1 of 4 sets of Pretty Mommies Skincare!

Pretty Mommies Skin Care is an all-natural, physician-based maternity skin care line that has raised the bar to become the new standard in safety and efficacy for pregnant and nursing women.

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DaddyScrubs: 12 Days of Gifts Galore {Giveaway Hop}

Welcome to the 12 Days of Gifts Galore Giveaway Hop, hosted by Tales From the Nursery and Mama's Baby Cupcakes. To make your holiday gift giving a little easier, each blogger has a special giveaway prepared. Enter one, enter them all for your chance to win some great prizes, just in time for the holidays!

Serial Access Mom has partnered with DaddyScrubs to bring you the perfect gift for any expectant father:

Enter the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win a set of DaddyScrubs in your choice of color and style! (RV $54.95)

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DaddyScrubs: The Ultimate Daddy Uniform {Holiday Gift Guide}

Expectant fathers have it harder than we women give them credit for. Let's face it, they have to deal with a screaming, in-pain woman (whom they love dearly) in a crowded hospital room, fighting for space and attention amongst doctors and health professionals. They usually end up being stuck at the hospital for days at a time, while the woman is in labor and delivers, often in dirty, uncomfortable clothes. (Think blue jeans, work shirt, etc.) Never fear, soon-to-be daddies! DaddyScrubs now has you covered!


Oransi Ionic Fridge Air Purifier: 2nd Annual Turkey Hunt {Giveaway Hop}

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Holiday Turkey Hunt Giveaway Hop hosted by The WiC Project! All of us have gathered together to show our thanks to our wonderful readers...with fabulous giveaways! Make sure you enter the Grand Prize Giveaway, a $120 Amazon Gift Card, then hop around to the other blogs to enter each giveaway for a chance to win great prizes! 

The grand prize is open to eligible US and Canada residents (excluding Quebec).

Serial Access Mom has partnered with Oransi to bring you something for your kitchen: the Ionic Fridge Air Purifier!

Enter the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win one for yourself!

Oransi Ionic Fridge Air Purifier {Holiday Gift Guide}

  Do you ever get a case of the "fridge-stinkies?" You know, when you leave some leftovers in there for a little too long and it starts to emit an ominous odor of decay? Yeah...it happens all too often. Unfortunately, things nearby tend to suck-up that odor, and let's face it, no one wants to bite into an apple that smells like death.

GlitzSee Motion-Activated Purse Light {Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway}

I've found a great little stocking stuffer idea for all the purse-fiends on your holiday shopping list...GlitzSee!

Mikarose $50 GC: Winning For Thanksgiving {Giveaway Hop}

  Welcome to the Winning For Thanksgiving Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC! We wanted to show our readers just how much we appreciate them, so we’ve gathered together and have some amazing prizes up for grabs. It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving has arrived and we will all be busy showing our thanks this week. This event will run from November 20-27th, which means you will have plenty of time to enter all of our giveaways. Good Luck & Happy Thanksgiving!

  Mikarose offers gorgeous dresses, tops, skirts, and accessories with modest beauty. They prove that you don't have to bare all to be beautiful! Serial Access Mom has partnered with Mikarose to bring you a $50 Gift Card! Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!

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Let it stroll! Let it stroll! Let it stroll! Baby Cargo Stroller {Giveaway}

Welcome to the Let it stroll! Let it stroll! Let it stroll! giveaway event! In this event, one lucky momma will stroll away with a brand new Baby Cargo 200 Series stroller, what a great holiday gift for you and your little one! 

Treat: FREE Greeting Card on 11/19 and 11/20 Only!

 Get ready to check one box off your holiday checklist! Treat is offering our readers one FREE completely personalized greeting card on Monday 11/19 and Tuesday 11/20. Send a birthday card, wish someone special a Happy Thanksgiving, or just spread holiday cheer with a one-of-a-kind card created by you! Treat offers a plethora of gorgeous cards which you can personalize with messages, names, and photos, all with a free shipping option!

  Visit Treat today and enter code TREATBLOGR at checkout to receive this free card deal!

Very Bradley Handbag & Wallet {Group Giveaway}

Vera Bradley Mandy Handbag & Turn Lock Wallet Giveaway

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Vera Bradley Mandy Handbag

A recessed zipper closure opens to reveal our latest pocket-happy handbag. Six interior compartments and a front slip pocket promise to contain all you wish to carry, while double quilted handles and channel stitching offer a stylish touch. Measures 12" x 9¾" x 4¾" with 11" strap drop. - Vera Bradley

Mandy Handbag Viva la Vera

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Vera Bradley Turn Lock Wallet

Elegance doesn’t have to stop at handbags. For a high-style look from your clothes to your cash, this wallet is for you. Pair it with any favorite handbag style that incorporates silver hardware for a cohesive look. Unlock your style! Measures 7¾" x 4¾". - Vera Bradley

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The Vera Bradley Mandy Handbag and Turn Lock Wallet are both in the Viva la Vera pattern shown below.

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Mikarose: Reinventing Modesty {Holiday Gift Guide}

Finding a dress that showcases your best assets without showing your assets can be a challenge. Most modern fashions these days are designed with the idea that less is more, which  most definitely is not the case (at least in my humble opinion.) There's something to be said for a classy, classic dress that makes every woman look beautiful without baring more than she's comfortable with, which is why I've come to love Mikarose!

Girlfriends Forever {Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway}

  If you're looking for a gift for that cheeky best friend of yours, Girlfriends Forever is just the thing!

Step2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen {Group Giveaway}

Jace is starting to love "cooking" with mama...which pretty much consists of playing with bowls, spoons, and dry foods. Enter now for your chance to win a great play kitchen from Step2!

Welcome to the Step2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen Giveaway Event

Your sweet littles will love the realistic sounds of the burner and microwave. Plus this adorable little kitchen is 41" H and 26" W, so it won't take up half of your living room. Imaginations will flourish when inspired with this incredible new giveaway!

Fresh Accents Kitchen Product Features:
  • Stylish kitchen with "window" for imaginative play
  • Electronic features: microwave and stove top
  • Includes coffee pot with molded-in coffee maker
  • 30 piece accessory set included (accessories may vary)
  • Requires 4 "AA" and 2 "AAA" batteries (not included)
  • Minimal adult assembly required
Giveaway starts Nov 16th at 12:01 AM EST and ends Dec 2, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.
Open to the US only.
Must be at least 18 years old to enter and eligible to win.

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Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli {Recipe}

I've been trying to expand our list of acceptable dinner recipes that are liked by everyone. It's hard! I came across this recipe the other day and, being a huge fan of Chinese food, I decided to try my hand at it. The recipe comes to you courtesy of BS Recipes

Also many thanks to my cousin Kelsie for making this dish first and inspiring me to try it out!

I apologize in advance for the crummy photos...we lost our camera on the plane ride back from Los Angeles and I've been stuck using my old iphone ever since!

Finished product, over a bed of brown rice!

Go Green with ReUsies Snack and Sandwich Bags! {Review + Giveaway}

  This year, why not go a little greener with your stocking stuffers and gifts? ReUsies fabric sandwich and snack bags can help!

Give your cans a boob job with Boobzie! {Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway}

Meet the gals of Boobzie!

"Your drink never looked so good"

What is Boobzie? They're only the coolest chicks around... literally! 

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook {Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway}

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men
"Ever wish you could mix an Old Fashioned cocktail just the way Don Draper likes it? Or prepare Oysters Rockefeller and a martini the way they did fifty years ago at one of Roger Sterling's favorite haunts, The Grand Central Oyster Bar? Ever wonder how Joan Harris manages to prepare a perfect crown roast in her tiny apartment kitchen? Or about the connection between Jackie Kennedy's 1962 White House tour and Betty Draper's Valentine's Day room service order?"

Bloggers Wanted: Step 2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen Event

Step2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen Event

Prize: Step2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen
Event date: Nov 16th, 2012 to Dec 2nd 2012

This is a Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED!

EdenFantasys Family-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

Sexy Christmas gifts from EdenFantasys - the sex toys shop you can trust!

 In light of my own Holiday Gift Guide, I'm partnering with the folks at EdenFantasys to bring you a very special Gift Guide with gifts for your family! While EdenFantasys carries a plethora of adult novelty products, they're not just limited to the 18+ crowd. There's something for everyone on your list.  Included are some great massage and sensual products to relax and unwind, make up to look your best, and even books! Enjoy!

Clear Rayz Light Therapy {Holiday Gift Guide}

  All throughout high school I suffered from pretty terrible acne. It might not have been so bad if I didn't have the really bad habit of picking and scratching at anything under the skin. (Seriously, I even have/had trouble with that stupid TB bubble immunization.) I ended up poking at just about every breakout I had, leading to pock-marked and somewhat scarred skin on my face, which sucks majorly. To this day I still have the occasional breakout, mostly around "that time of the month." Creams, lotions, and potions have had little to no effect on my breakouts, and I end up just weathering them out. Until now!

  Well, I should clarify. It's not so much that I'm fighting breakouts now, because I don't have any anymore thanks to Clear Rayz

GradSave: $10,000 Scholarship Sweepstakes!

  Right now you can enter to win a $10,000 scholarship for your kiddo (or grandkiddo, niece, etc) from GradSave.com! It's completely free to enter, no sign-ups involved. Just click on the $10,000 Scholarship Sweepstakes photo above and fill in your info to be entered!

  Do you have kids? Have you heard of GradSave? Well, you have now! It's my pleasure to introduce to you a wonderful FREE online program to start saving for your children's college education. Here's how GradSave works:

  • Sign-up for a FREE GradSave account and complete a profile for your child.
  • Contribute yourself and/or share your child's profile with friends and family.
  • Gift cards can be purchased for your child. Gift cards are redeemable online towards any 529 college savings plan.
  • Transfer your GradSave funds to your child's 529 college savings plan at any time!
  Saving is as easy as that! Encourage your friends and family to use GradSave to purchase a meaningful, lasting gift for your kiddo this Holiday season instead of a trinket or toy that won't last long, or cash that will just be spent the next day. GradSave is a gift that lasts a lifetime!

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Purchase a gift card for your favorite munchkin with this link to save $10 off your purchase!


Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by GradSave.com. My opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours.

Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream {Review}

  Do you ever have issues with joint, nerve, or musculoskeletal pain? Have you tried everything else, or jut want something natural to ease your soreness? You might want to give Noxicare a try.

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and {Giveaway}

  Attention, all shoppers! 

Melissa & Doug has just released the "Terrific Twenty" list with twenty of their hottest toys this season! On it are quality wooden toys and more that your child will love, with something for every age group!

Mohawk Home $100 Rug {Giveaway} Event

Welcome to the Mohawk Home Rug Giveaway Event!
This event is brought to you by 

The Prize: 5 x 8' Mohawk Rug $100.00 or less (Winner’s choice!)

The Event is being sponsored by Mohawk Home.

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Check out the Mohawk review over at Oh! My Heartsie!

Starts: Thursday, November 8th at 12:01 am

Ends: Thursday, November 29th at 11:59 pm

To enter follow the directions in the Rafflecopter.
This event is open Worldwide.
Be sure to follow all tasks!

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My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Serial Access Mom is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.