Monday, December 31, 2012

Super Treasure Hunt Giveaway!

The Super Treasure Hunt Giveaway Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans
Super Treasure Hunt is a printable party game. It is easy to use, but can be complicated depending on the clues. You provide the clues, combination lock, and prize. The Super Treasure Hunt provides the ability to make the game, providing the directions and examples of clues. Each clue is turned into hieroglyphic codes, making it more exciting. The game is meant to be played for two hours and requires at least one reader. It is a great game for birthdays!Super Treasure Hunt Read more about it at Mommy Lesson Plan's Super Treasure Hunt product review. You can find Super Treasure Hunt on their web page, Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Marquee Jewelry Candle Giveaway

Marquee Jewelry Candle Flash Giveaway
Dec 27-28, 2012
Open to US

So many of my followers love these jewelry candles as much as I do! I am amazed at how many companies manufacture/sell these and was super pleased to learn about Marquee Jewelry Candles. Here is a chance for one of you to try one of your own, don't forget to enter because this great giveaway only lasts two days!

Strawberry Heaven Gem, Cinnamon Sensation, Caramel Cinnamon Latter... What do these flavors make you feel and imagine?

A party? A Holiday Season? A Special Occasion? A Birthday? Well, imagination can take us to many places. And with the candles like these, your occasion becomes a Marquee Event! And it's far from being occasional!
Monday, December 24, 2012


 From Miss Jackie's Views to all of my followers and their families, I hope you have the most wonderful holiday season! Thank you so much for your support of my blog! Look for some big changes in 2013, great things to come!
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Begin Again Toys Giveaway

The Begin Again Toys Giveaway Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans Lemonade Set Begin Again Toys makes their toys based on the beliefs of Benjamin Barlowe, a 20th century inventor. "Kids already have the best job in the world, to play. It's full time work and the way they play shapes the way they grow. The toy box is the child's first tool box. Toys are meant to inspire kids to draw, build, explore, tell stories, play games, and ultimately save the day." - Benjamin Barlowe, Inventor and Science Digest, 1959. All of their toys require no electricity or batteries. They run on a child's imagination. One lucky winner will receive a Lemonade Set, like the one reviewed by Mommy Lesson Plans. You can find Begin Again Toys on their website, Facebook, and Twitter.
This event would not become possible without the participation of these amazing co-hosts: Giveaway Gator , Couponing with Integrity, Mommy Lesson Plans, Pea of Sweetness and Meg’s Daily Bytes, Reviews and other Online Distractions
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Zoya's Spring 2013 Collection

Zoya Lovely Beauty is a lovely state of mind Lovely, just LOVELY! Spring is awash in six soft and lovely new Zoya nail polish shades including three dewy metallics and three fresh blooms of cream. Poetic in nature, this collection is sure to capture the beauty of the season like no other....

 Zoya Lovely – SPRING 2013 

Piaf (ZP652) - Fresh Forsythia Yellow Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Fashion Designer Zang Toi)

 GeiGei (ZP651) - Blushing Cherry Blossom Pink Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13).

 Julie (ZP650) - Soft Wisteria Purple Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13).

 Blu (ZP653) - Lucky Hyacinth Blue Cream - Full Coverage Neely (ZP655) - Earliest Spring Green Cream - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13).

 Jacqueline (ZP654) - Perfect Magnolia Nude Cream - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13)

 Shipping January 01, 2013 Ultra long-wearing, nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - all formulas are completely free of harmful industrial chemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects. Zoya Lovely $8 (US) Follow the Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments Blog and stay tuned on Twitter (@Zoyanailpolish) and Facebook for release date updates.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Disney's Oz The Great And Powerful

Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful wizard but into a better man as well.

“Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth, with a screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final). Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Philip Steuer and Josh Donen are serving as executive producers. “Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out!

YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE! GET THE SILLIES OUT! Tour at Benedum Center for 2 Performances

The sillies are crazy little creatures that live inside of us and need to be shaken out! DJ Lance Rock and everyone’s favorite cast of colorful characters are calling all fans in Cincinnati to get ready to jump, shake and shimmy them out at the new live tour Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: Get the Sillies Out!. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: Get The Sillies Out! tour will visit more than 50 cities across the U.S. in 2013.  Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! is touring in support of their first national beverage launch, a new line of toys, a new line of kids sportswear and a DVD/ CD collectors' edition.

For a complete list of tour dates, cities and show times, and a preview of the show, visit 

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

The List

Some of the names are contemporary and some are traditional and a few are unique:








Thursday, December 13, 2012

Maggie Bag Giveaway

Tote of Many Colors
I love to review eco-friendly products, but, when I signed up for this review, I wasn't sure what to expect when my Maggie Bag arrived. You see, most Maggie Bags are made from re-purposed seat belts. You should have seen my face with I took this gorgeous bag out of the package. I was simply amazed. It's so hard to believe it was made from re-purposed seat belts.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Smart Lab Toys Giveaway

The Smart Lab Toys Giveaway Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans Smart Lab Toys makes educational toys that are the equivalent of hiding veggies in your food. Kids don't realize they're learning because they are having so much fun. Their product line includes science, arts, and craft kits. Each item has a book to enhance the hand's on experience. Smart Lab Toys will be offering a Weird and Wacky Contraption Lab, as reviewed by Mommy Lesson Plans.

NYX Makeup Giveaway

Nyx Flash Giveaway
Special thanks to our sponsor BLUE SCANDAL
Blue Scandal is your one stop shop for the best breed of cosmetics, makeup tools and fragrances. Their objective is to provide fun, savvy, chic, scrumptious, sweet,extra-ordinary, stupendous makeup tools and fragrances. Diva Fabulosa has teamed up with some really fabulous bloggers and to bring you this NYX Be Fierce Pallette to one lucky reader!
Recreate tons of penetrating runway looks using the Be Fierce kit on your personal runway! Deepen your features with 25 jewel tone eye shadows that range from matte to shimmer, emphasize your cheeks with 3 glowing blushes and top your look off with 7 sensual lip glosses to choose from. Flaunt your fierce look and conquer the world!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hearthsong Giveaway

The Hearthsong Giveaway Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans Hearthsong has been around for twenty-five years. They have toys that you would not necessarily find in your average toy store. Their product line is designed to inspire children to create, imagine, and just play.
    Photobucket Hearthsong is being incredibly generous with me by offering one lucky reader the choice between the Spinning Seesaw, as reviewed by Mommy Lesson Plans or a $50 gift card. You can find HearthSong on their website, Facebook , Twitter & Pinterest . This event would not become possible without the participation of these amazing co-hosts: Giveaway Gator , Couponing with Integrity, and Pea of Sweetness.
    This giveaway is open to entrant 18 years of age or older, except where prohibited by law. US residents only. No purchase is necessary to enter. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. To qualify to win, you must complete, at minimum, one entry on the Promo Simple form. The winner will be randomly chosen by Promo Simple. Winners will be notified by email from Mommy Lesson Plans. Winners will have 72 hours to respond or risk forfeiting their prize. Prize may re-awarded solely by the Sponsor’s discretion. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. This blog may not be held liable for Sponsors who do not fulfill prize shipments. Mommy Lesson Plans was not compensated for this post. I reserve the right to publicly publish winners’ names. By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.
Sunday, December 9, 2012

Big Boss Oil Less Deep Fryer Review

                                                            Photo Credit: Emson Inc

Emson has been manufacturing innovative products since 1946. I was given the opportunity to review one of their new products, the Big Boss Oil-Less Deep Fryer. This product uses a combination of convection, infrared light, and halogen to quickly and efficiently cook foods. The Big Boss is like a combination of a stove, deep fryer, and oven all in one product.
Thursday, December 6, 2012

Adirondack Authority Cape Cod Chair Giveaway

Adirondack Authority  carries a wide selection of high quality outdoor furniture. They offer everything from gliders to garden planters and even kids furniture made from several types of wood. Here is more information about Adirondack Authority directly from the company:  Adirondack Authority is an outdoor furniture store that specializes in the adirondack style  furniture.  We offer high quality furniture that can be used in residential or commercial settings.  Our furniture is made from a wide range of materials and production styles.  You can follow Adirondack Authority on FACEBOOK and TWITTER for product news, special deals and giveaways.

Here's some great news for my readers, right now Adirondack Authority is giving away a Trex Cape Cod Folding Adirondack Chair valued at $379.99!!! Wouldn't this beautiful chair look great on your deck or patio? I know I want two or three for my deck!  Make sure to enter and good luck!

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Soda Sparkle System Giveaway!

Are you looking for a way to provide your family with healthy drinks that taste good and are economical all while helping the environment? The Soda Sparkle is the perfect solution! This Home Soda Maker system is super compact so it doesn't clutter up your kitchen either. Information on Soda Sparkle from the company: 

With SodaSparkleTM home soda maker, turning tap water into easy-to-make carbonated soft drinks, sparkling water and non-alcoholic cocktails at home has never been so easy, healthy or affordable.
The SodaSparkle™ home soda maker kit includes a soda maker machine that is compact and portable for the whole family to use; with a wide range of fresh, natural and sugar-free flavors in easy to use single and family-sized servings.
Our soda making kit includes soda making machine, bottles and charger and soda syrup flavors. See our full soda sparkle product range. We currently offer a wide range of delicious and healthy home soda flavors that include Cola lemon, Orange, Pineapple, Apple, Lychee and more.
Soda Sparkle is also currently developing a new exotic range of sugar free soda syrups like Green tea, Pomegranate, Grape and Cranberry. The flavors you can create with Soda Sparkle are endless. For more ideas go to Sodasparkle Recipes.

Miss Jackie's Views has teamed up with some other great bloggers to give you an opportunity to win a twin bottle starter kit of your  own valued at $59.99!! This would make a great addition to any home or the perfect Christmas gift!!

Entry is easy in the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway ends midnight December 11, 2012. Open only to contiguous United States. Winner will be notified via email and has 24 hours to respond. Soda Sparkle is responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Fold & Go Trampoline Flash Giveaway


The Original Toy Company Fold & Go Trampoline Flash Giveaway!

Hot Mama Designs Jewelry


 If you are looking for a beautiful, unique jewelry gift for anyone on your Christmas list look no further than Hot Mama Designs!  They offer all sorts of gorgeous designs that can be personalized at very reasonable prices. But hurry, you must order before December 9th to ensure Christmas delivery!

Shannon Sunderland & Sahra Cahoon form the dynamic duo of Hot Mama Designs.  Hot Mama Designs rejoices in celebrating motherhood, family and the one-of-a-kind feeling of the handmade object. Their inspiring designs are created to tell stories and celebrate life. Celebrate Family ~ Celebrate Motherhood ~ Celebrate You!
We rejoice in the art of metalsmithing!  As artists we are intrigued by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which is (loosely translated) the beauty of things that are unpretentious and unconventional. In our mass-produced world, our jewelry celebrates the one-of-a-kind feeling of the handmade object.

You can follow Hot Mama Designs on FACEBOOK to learn about new products and specials.

Hot Mama Designs is generously offering my readers a special discount for the holidays! Miss Jackie's Views  Readers Get 20% any order of $100 or more.  Promo Code: mamalove226  #mamajewelry

Disclosure: I will receive a pair of pearl earrings from Hot Mama Designs in exchange for sharing this post, my opinions remain my own.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy Trunk Giveaway for kids

Miss Jackie's Views is pleased to bring yet another great giveaway for kids to my readers. This particular giveaway is actually a three month prize, how awesome is that?  I have teamed up with some great blogs to bring you the chance to win a special holiday prize:The Happy Trunk 3 Month Subscription  ($58.95 value)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Rubberkid Computer Game (free) and Anti-Bullying Campaign

Teach kids the evils of bullying with this FREE Flash (and PC!) game by bouncing insults back at the bullies who hurl them.
  • Launched: Nov 30, 2012
  • Funding ends: Dec 30, 2012
The Adventures of Rubberkid is a FREE Flash game to be distributed as far and wide as possible to help show how terrible bullying can be! The game will also be available for a "name your own price" on download to PC. That price can be anything from absolutely free to a million dollars if one wants; 100% of the proceeds will be used to promote the game and make more like it!

Rubberkid is just a regular kid who was sick of being bullied. To fight back, Rubberkid created a suit of rubber bands to bounce the insults bullies hurl right back at them!

The aim of the game is to show the player the consequences of bullying. Each level focuses on helping a particular child (or children). Once helped, the player gets to see more info about them... The most important being "What Would Have Been" if the bullies continued and "But Since You Helped", what they'll do with their life. This clearly demonstrates the terrifying results of bullying!
When the player begins, they enter their name and are presented with a printable certificate pledge as a reminder to not bully others and to speak up when others are bullied as well! The certificate is below, but will actually have their name across the top, and once printed the player will sign and date it themselves, making it a true pledge against bullying!

SISU Home Entertainment Launches Shalom Sesame DVD Club

SISU Home Entertainment, publisher and distributor of the award-winning, popular Shalom Sesame DVD series , announces a year-long Shalom Sesame DVD Club designed to give families a variety of discount purchasing plans to fit their specific needs . Lovable, furry Grover and celebrity host Anneliese van der Pol (That’s So Raven, Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast) travel to Israel to meet new people and learn new things in this 12-part DVD series co-produced by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, and Israel’s Channel HOP! Each 30-minute, live-action and animated DVD focuses on storylines drawn from Jewish cultural traditions, highlighting lessons on Hebrew letters and words, unique sites in Israel, and Jewish values.
Sunday, December 2, 2012

Zipz Shoes Giveaway

The Zipz Giveaway Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans The inventor of Zipz Shoes truly understands kids and the way they go through shoes. He has created a quality, durable shoe that meets the demands of a kid's wardrobe. The zippers allow the canvas tops and soles to be interchangeable. But, they are not just a fashion piece. The shoes are made from 8 inch canvas which is stronger than most popular brands on the market. The soles have traction. The insole is arched and cushioned for maximum health and comfort. To learn more, read Mommy Lesson Plans Zipz Shoes Review. You can find Zipz on their website, Facebook, Twitter, and Shoebuy. The winner will get 1 pair of their choice from their current look book. This event would not become possible without the participation of these amazing co-hosts: Giveaway Gator , Couponing with Integrity, and Pea of Sweetness.
This giveaway is open to entrant 18 years of age or older, except where prohibited by law. US residents only. No purchase is necessary to enter. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. To qualify to win, you must complete, at minimum, one entry on the Promo Simple form. The winner will be randomly chosen by Promo Simple. Winners will be notified by email from Mommy Lesson Plans. Winners will have 72 hours to respond or risk forfeiting their prize. Prize may re-awarded solely by the Sponsor’s discretion. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. This blog may not be held liable for Sponsors who do not fulfill prize shipments. Mommy Lesson Plans was not compensated for this post. I reserve the right to publicly publish winners’ names. By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Children's Giveaway - Four Prizes!

This is a great children's giveaway with four prizes and four separate winners! All of these great prizes would make a nice gift for the children on your Christmas list!

Each prize will have a separate winner, so there will be four winners. First prize is Build a Dream House. You can see my review HERE. Winner gets to chose from the Cruiser or Dream Machine. These are SO MUCH FUN!!!

Footmate System Giveaway

 One lucky winner will receive a Footmate System shipped to their home. Winner must be age 18 or older  and a resident of the Continental United States.
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Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.
Friday, November 30, 2012

Hillside Orchard Farms Gift Basket Flash Giveaway

Miss Jackie's Views is pleased to bring this opportunity to win a Hillside Orchard Farms gift basket to my readers! It is full of yummy items and would make a great gift for anyone on your list.

Hillside Orchard Farms is the pride and joy of the Mitcham Family, they started out in the 1980's. Through hard work and dedication they now carry over 600 products in there store. Hillside Orchard Farms wants to share a gift basket of goodies with one lucky winner. There will be $50.00 worth of amazing products in this gift basket. Made from fresh fruit and vegetables, giving you the taste of being at grandma's house, without having to do all the work that goes into making some of these tasty treasure. So you get to kick back and enjoy the homemade pleasure you will find when you visit their site, I was drooling just reading some of what they had. Huge thanks to Hillside Orchard Farms for sponsoring this gift basket. And to all our wonderful hosts who are helping bring this giveaway to you. Must be 18+ to enter, Open to the US only. Giveaway Ends on Monday night 12/3 at 11:59 PM EST. Good Luck!!! Winner pick though they will be e-mail and have 24 hours to confirm, or a new winner will be drawn. a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: Miss Jackie's Views is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Lisa Berck B-Bag ($145. ARV) Giveaway

Welcome to the Rebellious Addiction Two Giveaway! I have teamed up with some great blogs to bring you the chance to win a special holiday prize:
Lisa Berck B-Bag ($145 value)
Rebellious Addiction Two brings the latest trends in clothing, jewelry, and accessories directly to you from the internationally renowned, Los Angeles fashion district. You will find hand-picked, unique, fun and fashionable womens clothing, denim & accessories.
This Lisa Berck B-Bag (Borello Black Lamb) is from the Lisa Dawn Collection. All genuine leathers embellished with sparkling, handset genuine Swarovski Crystals with metal rimsets, set on a hand cut and embroidered leather applique. Included is the signature heart crystal and a beautiful crossbody chain to complement your beautiful B Bag, as well as the signature red metallic leather B Bag zippered card wallet with ID window.
You can enter to win this awesome prize by using the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway  ends 12/4/12 at 11:59 PM EST and is open to the US only. Rebellious Addiction Two is responsible for prize fulfillment. 

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Save 15% on ColorTime Crafts

Since 1990, over 5 million children and adults have loved creating t-shirts, pillowcases, backpacks, tote bags, bandanas, and more for parties, slumber parties, and scout meetings with our permanent fabric markers. We have provided our customers the opportunity to entertain their guests with a creative activity that becomes a permanent keepsake. Also, we are a licensed vendor of the Girl Scouts of America. Check out our wholesale program, great for your organizations.



Screenwriter/Director Lee Joins Director Chris Buck at the Helm of WDAS’ 53rd Full-Length Animated Feature

BURBANK, Calif. (November 29, 2012) -- Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) taps Jennifer Lee to join Chris Buck at the helm of its 53rd full-length animated feature “Frozen,” which is slated for the big screen on Nov. 27, 2013. Lee, who has contributed to the film’s screenplay, is one of the screenplay writers of this year’s hit arcade-hopping adventure “Wreck-It Ralph.”

Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, “Frozen” is the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. 

“Frozen” producer Peter Del Vecho says the match-up is perfect. “Jenn has a real connection to the film and creates dynamic and relatable characters. Her sense of comedy, adventure and story structure paired with Chris Buck’s vast experience and incredible instincts create an ideal situation for this film.”
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fashion Playtes Giveaway

The Fashion Playtes Giveaway Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans
So many little girls play dress up and dream of being a fashion designer. Fashion Playtes is the place to make those dreams a reality. Girls can go on and create an avatar. They design virtual clothes for their model. Then, they can have the clothes they designed shipped to their home for a reasonable price. Furthermore, they can play games and enter contest with their virtual designs. Plus, share them with friends. Want to learn more? Visit Mommy Lesson Plans Fashion Playtes Review. You can find Fashion Playtes on their website, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. This event would not become possible without the participation of these amazing co-hosts: Giveaway Gator , Couponing with Integrity, and Pea of Sweetness.

HoodiePet inventors honored with Tagie Young Inventor of the Year Award

                              Seth Kempe, Alexia Kempe and Kevin Harrington

Seth & Alexia Kempe, the young inventors of the HoodiePet were honored on November 16th with the Tagie Award in the  Young Inventor of the Year category. From the Tagie website: "9-year old Seth and 7-year old Alexia Kempe loved cozying up to their baby sister’s fleece blanket and decided they wanted a hoodie made out of the same comfy material. But their idea didn’t end with the hoodie. They also wanted to have their favorite stuffed animal tag along, ready to play when they were. So what did they do? They invented and now self-produce HoodiePet – a line of snuggly fleece hoodies with attachable, interchangeable plush pets, each with its own personality, biography that helps kids learn more about the planet’s animal kingdom, and an online HoodiePet world (Seth’s idea!) where kids can let their imaginations run wild."

President Obama to visit the K'Nex Manufacturing Facility in Montgomery County, PA

K'Nex is one of the great sponsors here at Miss Jackie's Views so I am super excited to share with my readers that President Obama will be visiting K'Nex!

Tuesday morning, The White House released the following announcement:

On Friday, the President will travel to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania to continue making the public case for action by visiting a business that depends on middle class consumers during the holiday season, and could be impacted if taxes go up on 98 percent of Americans at the end of the year. President Obama will tour and deliver remarks at The Rodon Group manufacturing facility in Hatfield, PA.  The Rodon Group is the sole American manufacturer for K’NEX Brands, a construction toy company whose products include Tinkertoy, K’NEX Building Sets and Angry Bird Building Sets.  The Rodon Group and K’NEX Brands, both third-generation family businesses, employ over 150 people at their Hatfield facilities.

When asked for his reaction to the planned Presidential visit, Michael Araten, President and CEO of both companies, responded, "K'NEX Brands and The Rodon Group are honored that President Obama is touring our facility later this week. Since 1956, we have been committed to advanced American manufacturing, innovation and entrepreneurship. As a result, K'NEX is exported to over 40 countries around the world."

About The Rodon Group
The Rodon Group is an ISO 9001:2008 certified landfill-free, plastic injection molder. In business since 1956, The Rodon Group makes billions of parts each year in its 125,000 square foot facility. With over 105 injection molding presses, Rodon is one of the largest family-owned and operated plastic injection molders in the United States. Since 1992, Rodon has manufactured over 30 billion parts for the K'NEX building toy system, and is a subsidiary of K'NEX Brands, L.P. For more information, please visit

About K’NEX Brands
Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children. Winner of over 250 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX is America’s building toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.”  Since 1992, The Rodon Group, a subsidiary of K'NEX Brands, L.P., has manufactured over 31 billion parts for the K'NEX building toy system. For more information, please visit or

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America

Almost 150 years after the death of Abraham Lincoln, the fascination with our 16th President is stronger than ever. This November, Steven Spielberg brings us an outstanding feature film simply called Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on Lincoln’s final months in office as he pursues a course of action to end the Civil War, re-unite the country and abolish slavery. 

To accompany the movie, the film’s producers invited Harold Holzer, noted historian and the author of dozens of books on Lincoln and the Civil War-- who also served as a consultant on the movie--to write a new book especially for young readers that could become one of the official tie-ins to the movie. The result is --Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America, A Companion Book for Young Readers to the Steven Spielberg Film Lincoln (November 20, 2012; Newmarket Press for It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins; 9780062265098; $16.99; 224 pages; hardcover), by Harold Holzer.

Prompted by the focus of the Spielberg film, Holzer applied his clear, compelling writing style and deep knowledge of his subject to tell the Lincoln story through a new portal -- how Lincoln came to his views on slavery, and how he maneuvered to end it.  By so doing, he makes an important passage in American history come alive for readers of all ages.  

After a preface recounting his experience as a consultant with Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner, Holzer starts his newest Lincoln book on January 31, 1865 —less than three months before the president is assassinated—when he is anxiously awaiting word whether or not Congress will finally vote to pass the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.  Though the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier had authorized the army to liberate slaves in Confederate territory, only a Constitutional amendment passed by Congress and ratified by three-fourths of the states, would end it legally everywhere in the country.
Drawing from letters, speeches, memoirs, and documents by Lincoln and others, Holzer covers Lincoln’s boyhood, his moves from Kentucky to Indiana to Illinois, his work as a lawyer and congressman, his unsuccessful candidacies for the U.S. Senate and his victory in two Presidential elections, his arduous duties in the Civil War as Commander-in-Chief, his actions as President, and his relationships with family, political rivals, and associates.

Coffee Time Flash Giveaway!

Oh My Goodies has teamed up with 
Krazy Clippers , Miss Jackie's Views
and Frugal Washington Mommy
to bring you this 
Coffee Time Flash!
Who could use some Coffee time?
This flash is wonderful for just that.
One winner will win 
a Coffee mug from OneVessel
two 4 packs of k-cups from 
Green Mountain Coffee

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bulu Box Giveaway ($129. Value)

Miss Jackie's Views has teamed up with some awesome bloggers to introduce the Bulu Box and give one of you the opportunity to win a one year subscription to this amazing service!

About Our Sponsor

The Bulu Box is the perfect example of try before you buy. Every month you will get a box with samples to try, along with coupons and discount codes for full-size products. Bulu Box is The first vitamin and supplement nutrition sample box for women and men. Try 4 to 5 nutritional samples monthly before you buy and discover what works best for your body. Watch the video to learn more. Right now you can GET YOUR FIRST BOX FREE! All you do is sign up at Bulu box and use the code 1FREEBOX and your first month will be free. You can cancel anytime but you might want to stick around and check it out because I have heard that they have had some pretty worthwhile boxes!!  

Countdown to Christmas Giveaway!

Welcome to one of the Count down to Christmas Giveaway

This giveaway is sponsored by April Aakre an Avon Rep

Click HERE to shop the Avon website and support our sponsor.

They have some AWESOME gift ideas for EVERYONE on your list!

The Winner will receive THREE Super Cute Avon Decorations Valued at $30+

$200. Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Visa Gift Card Giveaway Spontuneous
Spontuneous the game where lyrics come to life! , Mom of One and Having Fun and a group of bloggers teamed up to bring you this awesome giveaway just in time for the holidays! Spontuneous is being generous and offering one lucky reader $200.
A Little about the Game: "Players take turns trying to think of a word that will stump the other players from being able to sing a 5-word portion of lyrics (from any song) that contains the given Trigger-word. If the 15-second timer expires and you have stumped everyone, then you must prove you know a song containing your own Trigger-Word or else your penalized. It will test your knowledge of lyrics and will forever change the way you listen to music. Once you play Spontuneous®, you'll be hooked, so let the party begin!" - Spontuneous
Spontuneous recently was awarded the Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA) Winner’s Seal of Approval and The National Parenting Center (TNPC) Holiday 2012 Seal of Approval. Along with these, they were awarded Creative Child Magazine's 2011 Game of Year and was Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Products Winner.
Why are we giving away a $200 Visa Gift Card and NOT the game?
Well here's the thing, Spontuneous could give you the game and you would be very happy with that. However, they wanted to be REALLY generous and help a family afford a little bit of their holiday shopping this year. (Although, I do believe you will be seeing a LOT of Spontuneous Games for giveaways soon.) Some bloggers participating in this promotion will be reviewing the game very shortly and hopefully having a giveaway with it for you all.
Another great thing?
Spontuneous is holding a Contest on their Facebook... Every week until they decide to stop. Prize? No one knows! But it is valued at $100! You might just want to enter. Make sure you remember to get your friends to vote up your entry and vote for yourself daily. It's fun trying to win!
Ready to Enter for the $200 Visa? Here's the Rules!
STARTS 11/27/2012 8PM EST ENDS 11/30/2012 11:59PM EST.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Greentoe Flash Giveaway

Welcome to the Greentoe Flash Giveaway! Miss Jackie's Views has teamed up with other awesome blogs to give all our readers the chance to win some special holiday prizes:
One winner will receive a
$50 gift card to the store of their choice!
Five winners will receive a $25 Greentoe discount code!
Greentoe lets you buy thousands of items at the price you want to pay. All you do is "name your price" for the product you want to buy - then greentoe will automatically check with their vast network of certified retailers to see who is willing to meet that price. The first retailer to agree to your price gets the sale. It's that easy!  Plus Greentoe is giving a special $10 discount code to anyone who enter this giveaway! Just sign up for a free account and use code THANKS to claim your discount.
You can enter to win a $50 Gift Card and 1 of 5 $25 Greentoe discount codes by using the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway  ends 11/26 at 11:59 PM EST and is open to the US only. Greentoe is responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Homemade Christmas Gift Idea - Cheesecake in a jar!

In The Kitchen - Mini Cheesecake Jars

                                                         Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Living

When I saw a recipe for mini cheesecakes jars featured in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living last year I knew I had to give it a try! Who doesn't love cheesecake? I made these mini cheesecakes for Christmas gifts and put pretty bows on the lids and gave them as gifts. The recipe is fairly easy to do and pretty much foolproof.

Free Shipping with Amazon Prime!

With Cyber Monday and all the great online deals just around the corner I thought I would share Amazon Prime with my readers. Many of the sponsors here at Miss Jackie's Views sell their products on Amazon too so you can take advantage of this great service from Amazon when you are checking out the products from my reviews!  Amazon Prime is easy to sign up for and it includes the following benefits:

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
  • No minimum order size
  • Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Videos
  • A Kindle book to borrow for free each month from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library
You can have all these benefits for the low cost of $79. a year! I have used Amazon Prime for three years, I do most of my Christmas shopping online. You can find out more and sign up HERE.

Amazon also has two other programs, Amazon Mom (for moms) and Amazon Student (for college students) which offer free shipping for six months. There is no cost to enroll in those  programs, you can check them out at the Amazon website.
Saturday, November 24, 2012

Chance to Win Big in the Mega Bloks®
Skylanders Giants

Want a chance to win some great Mega Bloks® Skylanders Giants™ toys for yourself and your family? Enter the Gem Quest contest on!
Come back each day for a new Skylanders Giants™ puzzle. For each puzzle you solve on the day its released, you earn a Gem. The more Gems you earn, the bigger the prizes you're eligible for! If you have a kid who loves Skylanders Giants™, team up and go for the Legendary Treasure!
Full rules and regulations available at

Funkoos Giveaway

The Funkoos Giveaway Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans Funkoos is a company that cares for babies as well as caring for the environment. They use organic cotton to avoid the pesticides that non-organic cotton is exposed to. They always use fair-trade work environments. Furthermore, they donate 1% of all of their profits to an organization that supports over 1500 environmental charities. Funkoos bodysuit Funkoos will allow one winner the option of an airplane bodysuit, as reviewed by Mommy Lesson Plans or a pink Girl's Rule bodysuit.
Friday, November 23, 2012

Lily Bug Pretend Makeup Giveaway

Celebrate With Us This Holiday Season!

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Ever walked in to discover something like this? finished make up We have tried pretend makeup but it has quickly been abandoned. Why? Because it LOOKS fake! The girls know the difference. Mine have since they were small. Lily Bug has an amazing line of pretend make up that will fool even the most savvy beauty diva! See for yourself, can you tell which is real? Can you tell which lipstick is pretend? Pretty amazing, right? How about on the pressed powders? Pressed powders. Which one is real? The entire line of Lily Bug Pretend Make Up is amazing. My girls have tricked their grandparents, friends and even me with its similarity to the real deal. lily bug eyeshadow lily bug eyeshadow[/caption] Lily Bug offers real cosmetic tools and brushes to accompany the kits. They really add appeal to the set and make it seem even more real. The Beauty Queen loves to comb her eyebrows and they both love the powder