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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Master Twitter Party Calendar Feb 7 - Feb 13 Parties w/ Prizes - Continuous Updates


Twitter Parties



Constant Updates, Keep Checking Back + Sneak Peek at Future Weeks


Master Twitter Party Calendar - Including USA & Canada

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Get all the details in this free constantly updated Master Twitter Chat Party Calendar listing tons of family friendly parties including specifics on prizes you can win and links to RSVP and participate. Includes Twitter Parties in the U.S. and Canada. A brand new weekly Twitter Party Schedule is published every Sunday at 9 am ET.

Be sure to check back often during each week as new events are added on an ongoing basis -- often with new prize-winning opportunities added several times per day. You'll also get a sneak peek at Twitter parties coming up next week and in the month ahead. Now listing Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Blab parties with prizes too.


Be the first to know when the latest Mommy Blog Expert Twitter Party schedule goes live by following MBE on TwitterFacebookPinterestInstagramGoogle+ and/or subscribe now.

The majority of parties are for U.S. only, unless indicated otherwise. Look for highlights in pink for Twitter Parties where CANADA residents are eligible for prizes.


THIS WEEK

#mSpySaferInternet Twitter Party, 2/9/16 from 8-9 pm ET
Sunday, February 7

Avos in Space Twitter Party from Noon to 2 pm ET with @avosfrommexico @jylmomif and other others. Prizes: TBA. #AvosinSpace RSVP

Monday, February 8

Me and My Tea Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @bigelowtea @aleamilham and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard + Bigelow Tea prize pack, FIVE (5) $100 Walmart GCs + Bigelow Tea prize packs. #MeAndMyTea RSVP

East Made Easy Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @momcentral @bluedragonca. Prizes: EIGHT (8) $50 Amazon giftcards. #EastMadeEasy RSVP

Kikkoman Lunar New Year Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @kikkomankitchen @clever_network. Prizes: FIVE (5) $50 Amazon giftcards, ONE (1) $150 Amazon GC Grand Prize. #KikkomanCNY RSVP

Care Enough Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @seemomclick @shesaved. Prizes: SIX (6) prize packs including Hallmark Cards + $20 Hallmark Gold Crown giftcard. #CareEnough No RSVP, Details

Tuesday, February 9

MNY Looks to Love Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @maybelline @dawnchats and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Walmart GCs, TWO (2) Grand Prizes including $50 Walmart CG + MNY Looks to Love prize packs. #MNYLooksToLove RSVP 

Moms Love Kabrita Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @momsmeet @hellokabrita and others. Prizes: TEN (10) winners. #MomsLoveKabrita RSVP

What is Love Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @teleflora @somedayilllearn. Prizes: $850 in VISA giftcards + TEN (10) bouquets. #WhatIsLove RSVP

Halos Crafts Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @halosfun @somedayilllearn. Prizes: FOUR (4) $25 VISA GCs, TWO (2) $75 VISA GC and ONE (1) $125 VISA GC. #HalosCrafts RSVP

Safer Internet for Kids Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @5minutesformom @mspycom @mommyblogexpert @tidbitsofexperi @turningclockbac. Prizes: ONE (1) Early Bird Prize for RSVPing before the party including $100 Amazon giftcard + 1 year mSpy Premium subscription ARV $300. During party FOUR (4) prize packs including $50 Amazon GC + 3-month mSpy Premium subscription, ONE (1) Grand Prize $100 Amazon giftcard + 1 year mSpy Premium subscription ARV $300 Both US & Canada residents only eligible for prizes. #mSpySaferInternet RSVP

Save it Forward Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @saveca. Prizes: SIX (6) $50 VISA giftcards, NINE (9) WagJag $15 giftcards Canada residents only eligible for prizes. #SaveItForward RSVP

Egg Myths Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @burnbraefarms @sjconsulting_ca. Prizes: ONE (1) $250 Spa giftcard, TWO (2) iPad Minis, multiple Burnbrae Farms giftbaskets including $50 VISA GCs Canada residents only eligible for prizes.  #EggMyths RSVP

SDCV Day Valentine's Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @savings @debtfreespendin and others. Prizes: TWO (2) $25 Macy's giftcards + THREE (3) $50 Macy's GCs + ONE (1) $100 Macy's GC, ONE (1) $25 See's GC, ONE (1) $75 code to Teleflora, ONE (1) $100 Amazon GC, ONE (1) free night at Extended Stay America ARV $125. #SDCVDay RSVP

Wednesday, February 10

Rethink Colour Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @johnfriedaus @sweeptight and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Target giftcard + product prize pack, FIVE (5) $100 Target GCs + product prize pack. #RethinkColour RSVP

VTech Capture the Moment Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @vtechphones @clever_network. Prizes: SIX (6) $50 giftcards, ONE (1) Grand Prize VM343 Baby Monitor ARV $199.99. #VTechBaby RSVP

Fireplace Mom Talk Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @dentistmel @hpba_ and other.
 Prizes: TWO (2) Firescreens ARV $200+. #FireplaceMomTalk RSVP

Make it Canadian Beef Twitter & Periscope Party at 8 pm ET with @lovecdnbeef. Prizes: TBA Canada residents only eligible for prizes. #MakeItCDNBeef No RSVP

Thursday, February 11

RF Cozy Spaces Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @raymourflanigan. Prizes: CafĂ© mug set, an pair of wine glasses, a wine tool set and a $100 Raymour & Flanigan gift card. #RFCozySpaces Details

Send Sweetness Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @iamthemaven @laughwithusblog and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Walmart GCs. #SendSweetness RSVP

Oscar Mayer Balanced Life Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @oscarmayer @clever_network.
 Prizes: SEVEN (7) VISA giftcards, ONE (1) $100 VISA GC. #OscarMayerNatural RSVP

Canadian Chicken Love Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @chickenfarmers @sjconsulting_ca.
Prizes: TBA Canada residents only eligible for prizes. #CDNChickenLove RSVP

Friday, February 12

Loving Your Smartphone Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @robynsworld @thetechdad @theonlinemom. Prizes: TBA. #VZWBuzz RSVP

WICV Day Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @winitcanadausa @thecouponnannie. Prizes: A diamond necklace and many other prizes - see RSVP link for complete prize details Canada residents only eligible for prizes.#WICVDay RSVP


NEXT WEEK

Friday, February 19

Health & Wellness Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @robynsworld @thetechdad @theonlinemom. Prizes: TBA. #VZWBuzz RSVP


COMING SOON

Sunday, February 21

Le French Book Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @beingthewriter @lefrenchbook.
 Prizes: eBook copies of the Winemaker Detective series and a complete set of print books of the whole series. #LeFrenchBook RSVP

Friday, February 26

Smartphone Tips & Tricks Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @robynsworld @thetechdad @theonlinemom. Prizes: TBA. #VZWBuzz RSVP



About this Weekly Twitter Party List

Compiled by MommyBlogExpert.com Master Twitter Party Calendar, the most comprehensive, constantly updated Free resource of its kind online. However keep in mind that each party is run by a different brand and/or hosts and MommyBlogExpert, unless specified otherwise, is not responsible for any dealings readers have with these events including, but not limited to, prizing of any party on the calendar.



For Brands


How to Add a Twitter Party

to the Calendar


Add an event to the Mommy Blog Expert Master Twitter Party Calendar FREE by emailing janis@janiselspas.com with "Twitter Party" in subject line including all details and links in the body of your message.



Hire MBE to Plan, Promote and/or

Host Your Twitter Party


Also available, for a nominal fee, to plan, promote, host, co-host or serve as a panelist for your own brand Twitter party. To inquire, email janis@janiselspas.com for information with "Twitter Party Consulting Query" in the subject line.



FTC Disclosure: 
MommyBlogExpert does attend some Twitter parties as a guest and also works as a consultant, host, co-host, and/or panelist for others. Except for the 2/9/16 #mSpySaferInternet Twitter Party, I am not receiving payment or compensation associated with any party on this calendar. See complete FTC disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

TOMS National Geographic Big Cats Collection Supports Endangered Giant Feline Species


Fashion




This is a sponsored post

#TOMSAnimalInitiative

This week was Big Cat Week on Nat Geo WILD with a full week of programming dedicated to big cats, including lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, panthers and more -- all of which are under threat as their habitats are diminished, mostly by man.

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Since National Geographic, TOMS and non-profit causes supporting the well-being of wild animals are three of my favorite passions, I could not be more thrilled and humbled to tell readers the big news. TOMS Animal Initiative is partnering with National Geographic to support the organization's work through TOMS Big Cats Collection of shoes and fashion accessories.




Inspired by the regal big cats that benefit, the brand has teamed up with National Geographic in support of the non-profit's vast and ongoing protection, education and conservation programs around the world in Africa, Asia and North and South America. The TOMS Big Cats Collection, which was created to help build awareness of these noble efforts, features a stylish line of man-made fashion accessories for women, men and children including shoes, sunglasses and even a backpack. 

Jacob with proud Mom & Dad at Eagle Ceremony, MommyBlogExpert.com
Each TOMS design in the collection features elements which bring to mind the beautiful and amazing big cats that need our care and protection. I've been an animal advocate my entire life and have imparted that love of nature and the world's creatures to all my children. In fact, throughout this post you see my son Jacob who I'm proud to say became an Eagle Scout last year and who is now an East Coast university student modeling on behalf of TOMS Big Cats Collection. He's wearing the uber cool and preppy Nat Geo Men's Lion Paseos canvas lace-up oxfords which he tells me he loves because these shoes are so classic, well-made, comfortable and versatile, taking him from his formal Eagle ceremony to his casual college campus lifestyle with ease.


Stepping out into a new life as a university student, MommyBlogExpert.com
The shoe collection also includes the sleek Nat Geo Women's Jaguar Classics slip on shoe (pictured below), and several different boys and girls styles for kids and youth that mimic the adult big cat versions. So you can outfit your whole family in these shoes: mom, dad and all the kids, knowing you are doing your part to help support Big Cat education, protection and conservation efforts.



In the collection, there are also two absolutely gorgeous pairs of women's sunglasses inspired by leopards in the wild and a tailored, yet Safari rustic styled backpack to choose from. Available on the TOMS website, pieces in the collection range from $36 to $169.


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FTC Disclosure: I disclose am a National Geographic Blog Ambassador. I received the TOMS shoes featured to facilitate this review but did not receive any other compensation. Opinions here are my own. See complete FTC disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

Romantic Healthy Valentines Recipes Raspberry Cucumber Soup + Butternut Cheesecake


Good Food


Love is in the air and Valentine's Day is right around the corner. So what could be more romantic than a delicious heart-healthy and low cal but elegant dinner for two prepared at home? I can't wait to make these appetizer and dessert recipes by Chef Anthony Stuart, Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa for my husband. These look really good, so you might want to consider making them both for your own sweetie. Add your loved one's choice of a main dish with your favorite sides for an amazing and memorable meal together.

Recipes


Chilled Raspberry & Cucumber Soup
Appetizer

Ingredients
  • 3 cups fresh raspberries, washed
  • 1 cup seedless cucumber chopped
  • ¼ cup seedless cucumber finely diced for garnish
  • ¼ cup  apple juice concentrate
  • 3 cups water
Directions
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender (except finely diced cucumber) and blend
  • Chill and serve garnish with finely diced cucumber on top
Chef's note: Fresh basil or mint goes nicely with this dish



Crustless Butternut Squash Cheesecake

Dessert

Ingredients
  • 1 Grainfield's corn flakes
  • ¼ cup apple juice concentrate
  • 1 bar cream cheese, fat-free
  • ¼ cup cottage cheese
  • 1 pkg Silken Tofu or ½ cup skim milk
  • ½ cup roasted butternut squash, pureed
  • ½ cup Splenda
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla
  • ½ cup egg whites
Directions
  • Grind corn flakes in cuisenart until fine, mix with apple juice and layer in bottom of cake tin and bake for 3 minutes to set crust.
  • Mix cream cheese with tofu & cottage cheese in cuisenart until very smooth.  In large bowl mix egg whites, splenda, pureed butternut squash & vanilla with spoon (not whisk).  Add to cream cheese mixture and mix until smooth.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes in a hot water bath.

FTC Disclosure: Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa provided the recipes and images for this story. Opinions are my own and I am not receiving any payment associated with this post. See complete FTC disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Morris the Cat Advice on Getting a Good Night's Sleep + A Fun Giveaway for Cat Lovers


Pets


Guest Post

by Morris the Cat
Live Well & Prospurr
9Lives Brand Ambassador

#Prospurr

Continuing our uber popular guest cat post series, I'm pleased to be treating Mommy Blog Expert cat loving readers to more hilarious advice columns from Morris the Cat of 9Lives cat food fame.


Anyway... I'm back with iconic 9Lives cat food spokescat Morris, giving advice to us lowly humans about how to sleep like a pro, and by that I mean, a cat. After all, they do sleep up to 140 hours a week – that's 3.5 times your typical 9-5.

To help on your quest to catch more Zzzs, Morris is also giving readers the chance to win a super-cool, human-sized bed in the shape of Morris himself... because who doesn't sleep better when snuggling up with a cat? Just go to his Live Well & Prospurr website to enter and check out his video with more sleeping tips.

Dear Morris,

I'm a cat but as you know, even animals have 'spirit animals.' Mine is an owl – a night owl to be exact. I love to play "catch the speck of dust" or "chase your tail in the middle of the bed" into the wee hours of the morning. My humans have no idea what they're missing out on. They just lay there snoring and swat at me when I come too close. How can I make them see that daytime is lame, and the real party happens under stars (the stick-on, glow-in-the-dark kind)?

Yours truly,
Hyper Harry


Dear Hyper Harry,

Sadly, this is a case you may not win. Humans need their sleep at night. You get to spend all day snoozing and they only get a few precious hours when the sun goes down. Your humans can, however, make sure that they understand why it is you're pouncing about and provide things to make nighttime more fun. For instance, your humans could consider getting a kitty condo or put out bags or boxes for you to explore. For extra credit, they can hide treats around the house so you can go on a midnight scavenger hunt. Or, if you're really lucky, they'll bring home a kitty best friend for you to play with whenever you please. Other cats might be up at night because they get hungry, in which case their humans could try an automatic food dispenser to provide small meals throughout the night. Remember, the more you let your humans sleep at night, the more energy they'll have to play with you during the day!

Kitty hugs,
Morris

Thanks for the pawesome nighttime tips, Morris! If you missed it, be sure to read Morris' most recent exclusive MBE cat advice column for more entertaining advice. Plus, don't forget to check back for the last installment of "Dear Morris," and in the meantime, check out his official website to see how you can live as well as a cat and enter the giveaway!

FTC Disclosure: Morris the Cat and 9Lives provided the inspiration, content and images for this story.  I am not receiving any payment associated with this post. See complete FTC disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Kids TV Safety Guide for Parents to Avoid TV Tip-over Injuries Super Bowl Sunday


Safety




While everyone is thinking about the Super Bowl this Sunday, there's something else that we all need to have in the forefront of our minds whether or not we have young kids ourselves. 



The sad reality is that too many children are being needlessly injured or worse by televisions that tip over. In fact, according to Safe Kids Worldwide and the Consumer Technology Association who brings the tech world CES every January, a child dies from a TV tipping over every three weeks here in the United States. 

It's a good thing these two organizations are marking National TV Safety Day on February 6 (the day before the big game when families will gather around their TV sets) with a public service campaign to educate the community. In addition to educating parents, caregivers and others about the importance of properly securing TVs, TV Safety Day also provides information about removing unwanted TVs from the home and recycling them through the Best Buy free electronics recycling program and others. 



Children younger than 5 years old are at the highest risk for accidents, with this age group accounting for the most TV tip-over injuries. Don't just consider TVs in the family or living room, either, because about 47 percent of TV and furniture topple incidents happen in a bedroom. In fact, I was shocked to learn as you will be that a recent study by CPSC estimates that a CRT TV can fall from an average-size dresser with an impact force of up to a whopping 12,000 pounds.



Top TV Safety Tips

1. Properly place your old TV. If you have a heavier, box-style TV, place it on a low, stable piece of furniture that is appropriate for the TV's size and weight.
2. Secure your flat-panel TV. Be sure your flat-panel TV is properly secured with a mount that has a safety certification by an independent laboratory such as UL, CSA or ETL
3. Recycle your TV. To find a location near your home that safely and responsibly recycles unwanted TVs, go to GreenerGadgets.org.

For more information about TV safety and how to protect your little ones visit SafeKids.

FTC Disclosure:  I am not receiving any payment associated with this post. See complete FTC disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.