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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Smurfs The Lost Village New Cast and Character Movie Art Just Released #SmurfsMovie


Demi Lovato, American singer, songwriter and actress, voices the beloved character Smurfette in upcoming Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's new feature film Smurfs: The Lost Village. So, in this post I'm excited to share some of the movie's just-unveiled new cast and character art. The greatly anticipated movie, the next in the Smurfs motion picture dynasty, is scheduled for release April 7, 2017. 

Demi Lovato with Smurfette
Other voice talent in the cast include Ariel Winters (SmurfLily), Danny Puddi (Brainy), Ellie Kemper (SmurfBlossom), Jack McBrayer (Clumsy), Joe Manganiello (Hefty), Mandy Patinkin (Papa), Michelle Rogriguez (SmurbStorm), and Rainn Wilson (Gargamel).

Danny Puddi with Brainy

Mandy Patinkin with Papa
Stay up to date on all the news surrounding this animated picture by following the hashtag #SmurfsMovie. You can also keep connected by visiting the official Smurfs movie site as well as following the movie via FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Love Smurfs like I do? Take a walk down Hollywood Memory Lane with me recapping the day I joined Sony Pictures Animation for The Smurfs historic handprints in cement ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theater.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Twitter Party Calendar Feb 19 - Feb 25 Parties w/ Prizes Constant Updates

Twitter Parties

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

Master Twitter Party Calendar - Including USA & Canada

Here's how to find Twitter Parties offering great prizes. 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. Check back often 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, and Instagram parties with prizes, too.

Be the first to know when the latest MommyBlogExpert Twitter Party schedule goes live by subscribing to this blog and following MBE on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram. The majority of parties listed are for U.S. only, unless indicated otherwise. Look for new parties for Canada residents highlighted in pink.


Monday, February 20

Papa Murphys Law Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @papamurphys. Prizes: Giftcards. #PapaMurphysLaw Details

Tuesday, February 21

Splenda Naturals Twitter Party at Noon ET with @crowdtappers. Prizes: $750 in giftcards. #GoodbyeSugar30 RSVP

MT Book Chat Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @momtrends @bexlife and others. Prizes: FOUR (4) copies of You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life book, ONE (1) $50 Amazon giftcard. #MTBookChat #YH4M RSVP

Disney Kids Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @resourcefulmom. Prizes: FIVE (5) $25 Disney giftcards. #DisneyKids RSVP

Real Men Cook Chicken Sanderson Farms Twitter Party from 8 to 8:45 pm ET with @rickgriffin followed by 15 minute Facebook Live recap. Prizes: TWO (2) tailgate prize packages ARV $100. #SandersonFarms RSVP

Enjoy Life Foods Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @glutenaway. Prizes: TBA. #SweetFreely RSVP

Wednesday, February 22

BITE The Lip Pencil Instagram All-Day Contest from 9 am to 6 pm ET with Influenster, Prizes: FOUR (4) winners get makeup from BITE. #TheLipPencil RSVP

Need Green Chef Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @momsmeet. Prizes: THREE (3) winners get one week of Green Chef Family. #NeedGreenChef Details

Parents Choice Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @aboutamom @brettbmartin and others. Prizes: FIVE (5) $100 Walmart giftcards. #ParentsChoice RSVP

Payback Season Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @listen2lena @hrblockcanada. Prizes: TBA - Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes. #PaybackSeason Details

We Love Wipes Twitter Party at 4 pm ET with @welovewipes. Prizes: $25 Amazon giftcard. #WeLoveWipes RSVP

Thursday, February 23

Ski Moms Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @momtrends @luxurytravelmom. Prizes: $50 Amazon giftcard, other prizes. #SkiMoms RSVP

Spark Change Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @luvoinc. Prizes: TBA. #SparkChange RSVP

Capp the Night Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @hillsbroscapp @sarahscoop and others. Prizes: THREE (3) prize packs. #CappTheNight Details

Making the Switch FiosPhilly Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @theonlinemom @5cupcakes. Prizes: Amazon Echo Home Assistant. #FiosPhilly RSVP

Get Closer With Stork OTC Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @kbwhiskey @storkbyrinovum. Prizes: $50 VISA gift cards every 15 minutes, Grand Prize of Stork OTC Twin Pack + 3 First Response Ovulation Test Kits (3 months supply) + $50 VISA GC. #GetCloserWithStorkOTC No RSVP

Embrace Seekender Travel Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @hamptonbyhilton @kikarochamoda and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $25 giftcard, THREE (3) $100 cash giftcards, ONE (1) Grand Prize winner gets 3-night stay at a Hampton by Hilton of choice. #Seekender RSVP

Simply Sesame Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @soufflebombay @seemomclick and others. Prizes: $550 in prizes. #SimplySesame RSVP

Go Red Latino Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @ahanewjersey @toughcookiemom and others. Prizes: TBA. #GoRedLatino Details

Mompreneurs Conference Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @themompreneurtm. Prizes: $1500 in prizes TBA. #MOMPconf Details

Friday, February 24

Heart Health Twitter Party at 7 pm ET with @bestbuycanada @getquardio and others. Prizes: THREE (3) winners get a $250 Best Buy giftcard + either a QuardioArm Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, Withings Bluetooth Blood Pressure Monitor or iHealth BP7 Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor - Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes. #HeartHealth Details


Sunday, February 26

Coppola Cheers Twitter Party at 7 pm ET with @stacieinatlanta @kellystilwell. Prizes: TBA. #CoppolaCheers RSVP

Tuesday, February 28

Family Movie Night FiosNY Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @mistygirlph @theonlinemom. Prizes: Amazon Echo Personal Assistant. #FiosNY RSVP



About this Weekly Twitter Party List

Compiled by, Master Twitter Party Calendar is the most comprehensive, constantly updated 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.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Easy Chocolate Berry Bark Recipe With Healthy Strawberries Blueberries & Raspberries

Good Food

Here's the perfect Chocolate Berry Bark recipe for those chocolate fans like me who wouldn't mind amping up the nutrition in a sweet, easy and healthier DIY treat that both kids and us grownups will appreciate. This would be so good for Valentine's Day, but  would be equally amazing for so many other occasions, too -- whether making this for dessert for your family and friends, the kids, or for a gift for someone special.

But how in the world is it possible to make dark chocolate even a little bit more tasty, healthy and good for you? By adding more anti-oxidant ingredients such as Crunchies Freeze-Dried Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries, of course, that's how. So what are you waiting for? Get started making the recipe below and you'll be enjoying this heavenly Chocolate Berry Bark before you know it.

Chocolate Bark Recipe with Strawberries Blueberries Raspberries


Chocolate Berry Bark

Prep: 10 mins / Cook: 1 hour / Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
8 Servings

  • 1 16 oz bag dark chocolate chips, high quality for best result
  • 1/4 cup Crunchies Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Crunchies Raspberries
  • 1/4 cup Crunchies Blueberries
Chocolate Berry Bark is so simple to make

1. Prepare cookie sheet by lining with parchment or wax paper
2. Pour chocolate chips into saucepan and cook on very low heat while gently stirring constantly until just melted.
3. Remove from heat and slowly pour in center of prepared, paper lined cookie sheet.
4. Sprinkle on each of the three Crunchies fruit one at a time from large to small, starting with strawberries, then raspberries, then blueberries.
5. Store in a cool, dry place until completely hardened.
6. Break bark into pieces, serve and enjoy!

An Option: Add Crunchies Freeze-Dried Strawberries & Bananas
Save 30% on Crunchies Strawberries & Raspberries Thru 2/14/17

What Makes Crunchies Food Special
As a Southern California-based lifestyle blogger and mom, I could not be prouder that the maker of this delicious edible and healthy snack line is based locally in Westlake Village, California. Available nationwide both online and in stores like Sprouts. Not only are the convenient to buy -- their entire one ingredient per product lineup is Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten Free Certified, vegan, and kosher parve and halal with no added sugar or artificial coloring. 

A delicious anti-oxidant treat everyone will love
For more information on the brand, you're invited to visit or engage with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Crunchies always start with fresh-picked produce
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