Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Spectacularly September $100 Giveaway

Disclosure: Mail4Rosey was not compensated to help promote this post and is not responsible for prize delivery.


School is back in session today here. I'll be surprising the fam. with a stop at the diner for breakfast on the way to school. It's rare that we do that, but today is a special occasion. I'm guessing there will be pancakes involved. ;)

I've also signed up with a group of others to help promote this post. One lucky winner walks away with $100.

They've kept the post short & sweet. :)  Good luck to all who enter.



We have partnered with Blogger Media Group,  CieraNitkowski.com, Miss Heart of the USA & Dothan Marketing Group to bring to you this Spectacularly September $100 Cash Giveaway! Enter to win below! The more tasks you complete, the more entries you receive! US entrants only.

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Congratulations to Colette whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Fab Kids outfit giveaway.

Monday, September 1, 2014

THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC

I wish I had some pretty pictures to go with this, but they weren't included in the press release, and though we can request them, a). it's a holiday so probably no one is in the office (I hope for their sake), and b). we'll have a house full of people today, so I won't be checking e-mail for approval.

The program airs 9/2 though, so I wanted to get this posted. It looks like it could be a really great show to watch for anyone who is curious about, or already loves the movie 'Frozen.' I love that it's Josh Gad hosting...Olaf is my absolute fave. :)




THE STORY OF FROZEN:
MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC

Hosted by Josh Gad, the Voice of Olaf

All-New Exclusive ABC Special Features Interviews with Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff,  Josh Gad as well as John Lasseter and the Frozen Filmmaking Team

AN UNPRECEDENTED BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE MAKING OF A MODERN MOVIE BASED ON A TIMELESS TALE, “THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC” PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 8:00-9:00 PM ET, WITH A LOOK TOWARD THE NEXT CHAPTER FOR ANNA, ELSA AND FRIENDS

FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF “BIG HERO 6,” WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS’ NEXT COMEDY ACTION ADVENTURE & MORE

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award®-winning film “Frozen,” now the biggest animated feature of all time.   A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” airs TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

            Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought “Frozen” to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer, artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter—the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big-screen animated musical.   Viewers will take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of the fictional kingdom of Arendelle  and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the film’s unforgettable look and feel.

            This special will also include some exciting announcements about the next chapter of “Frozen” and a never-before-seen preview of “Frozen” characters Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on an upcoming episode of ABC’s smash-hit “Once Upon a Time.”

The program will culminate in an exclusive sneak peek at the action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6,” currently in production at Walt Disney Animation Studios –under wraps until now – as the team prepares their next big-screen epic.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is hosted by star Josh Gad (voice of Olaf) and features interviews with “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell (voice of Anna) and Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa) as well as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer and “Frozen” executive producer John Lasseter, Academy Award®-winning filmmakers, including directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. This one-hour special will also feature exclusive insights and commentary from art director Mike Giaimo and talented artists from the art direction, animation and effects teams. The exclusive sneak peek of “Big Hero 6” is presented by the film’s directors, Don Hall and Chris Williams.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is produced by Lincoln Square Productions. Jeanmarie Condon is senior executive producer and Rudy Bednar is director of “The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic.”

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Last Weekend Before School



Big weekend for us here, with our youngest turning (7). He's starting to notice that his parties always consist of just family and kids who are like family (our friends' kids, not kids from school). He doesn't grouch about it, but he does mention  it... "Why don't my friends from school get to come?"  The timing of his big day, just before school starts, makes inviting school friends a challenge.




My daughter is a sophomore in high school this year. I don't have to ask how that happened (her growing up so fast) because I've already seen it with her brothers. One blink... or so they say, and that's true. She's not a big fan of school these days, but she is smart and very social too, so I think she'll be fine. :)




It rained and stormed all last night. I don't mind the rain, but I got a call at midnight to go pick hubby up from his last Fantasy Football draft (he always joins more than one). It was  pouring so hard I told him he'd have to wait. Finally at 1 am it lightened up enough for me to go out, but driving in bad weather always gets to me. And it reminded me of winter driving (you know, being extra alert and a little nervous at the wheel). They say it's going to be a harsh winter again this year. I hope 'they' are wrong because boy, I hate driving in the snow/ice/cold.




Speaking of winter (gah, why would I do that??!), it's about time to get snow tires on my car. I wish someone would come up with a year round tire...one great for winter cold and traction but not prone to wearing out in the warmer months. Wah, wah, I know. ;)




Last thing, and if there are any a/c experts out there, feel free to chip in advice: Hubby turned on the central air yesterday when he got home from work. He flipped it to auto like we always do and it wouldn't come on. -_-  The fan works fine, but not the auto setting. My big concern is the heat. That's how we run the central heat too, and with that winter I just mentioned too-fast approaching... well, you don't want to be without heat in the middle of winter in the state of Michigan. I also don't want a big a/c fix-it bill. *sigh* If I had to pick one thing to go, the central unit would not be it.




Last weekend here before school. Happy Sunday to ya', and happy long weekend. I fully intend to enjoy mine, and I hope you do too. :)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

voiceBoks Nominee



I just wanted to send out a big thank you to whomever it was that nominated Mail4Rosey as one of the '50 of the Best Review Blog Nominees Around the Globe' over at VoiceBoks (an awesome place to visit if you have not yet done so).

I really like doing the reviews, so I think it's awesome to have that nod. There are tons of my faves on the list, making it even cooler that I got the include. I don't know whether to vote for them, or vote for myself. ;)

Again, thank you to whomever took the time, and consideration to add me to the list.
Very Much appreciated!

                                                                                     -Rosey


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Congratulations to Kathleen whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the personalized Disney Tote.

Friday, August 29, 2014

MegaFan Sports Megafold Review and Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received a free product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

This is their insert example. You can write anything you want on it
They've put the child's name, year, & 'undefeated season' on theirs.

MegaFanSports has this really easy to make, custom insert megafold, that we really like! It's a fun way commemorate a special season, cheer on your child (that's how we'll be using ours), or even use as a keepsake.



The process is easy and very flexible. First you pick your sport, and the background you like from it. Then you select the layout pattern you want for your pictures, and you upload your photos (there are arrows to situate and size them).

The example that came in my kit is seen above.
You can have anything written that you like.
Choose your color, font, size, and placement easily with their very user-friendly software.

Then you select what writing you want on the megafold insert, the color you like for the letters, how big you want the writing to be, and where (and what direction) you want the writing to be placed. I didn't select any writing for mine (and you can do that too if you want), but you can see an example of how the writing looks in the example insert they sent me with my kit (above).

You pick your lanyard color. We chose black for ours (so it matches any outfit ;) ).

A lanyard (to conveniently wear it around your neck) is included, and you get to pick the color.

When it arrived, we set right to work on creating ours.
The first thing we did is carefully disengage the insert from its cardboard sheet.

The first thing we did when it arrived was get to work at putting it together (which really was a piece of cake). It was simple and literally took us under ten minutes to complete. Of course your children can help too, but if they're very young you'll want to help them with the perforation so it doesn't rip.

The whole sheet before creating the lanyard is in the background.
My megafold is on the left (it's in the plastic casing), their example is on the right.

Here's a picture of my little one with it, so you can get a good feel for the size.
See the lanyard conveniently holding it around his neck?

Now we're ready to cheer!

I think these would be great for individuals, families, or group projects/settings. You can learn more about MegaFan Sports by visiting their website. You can also visit them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

One lucky winner gets a pkg. of two to design and call their own. US entrants only.
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