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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

A Timeless Classic Blossoms Into A Family Film Favorite
Rediscover the Mythical World of NARNIA
on Blu-ray and DVD on April 8th


Summary: Return to the magic and wonder of C.S. Lewis’ epic world in this third installment of the beloved The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy-adventure series when THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER sails into Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on April 8th. Imagination comes to life with stunning special effects that bring the vast oceans and sprawling landscapes to life.  The release comes just in time for Easter, making the family favorite a perfect gift for kids of all ages.
Precocious siblings Lucy (Georgie Henley, The Chronicles of Narnia series) and Edmund Pevensie (Skandar Heynes, The Chronicles of Narnia series), along with their cousin Eustace (Will Poulter, Son of Rambow), are swallowed into a painting and transported back to Narnia. They join King Caspian (Ben Barnes, Dorian Gray) and a noble mouse named Reepicheep in a quest to rescue noble lords who had been lost fighting evil on another island. Aboard the magnificent ship The Dawn Treader, the courageous voyagers travel to mysterious islands, confront mystical creatures, and reunite with the Great Lion Aslan on a mission that tests their characters to determine the fate of Narnia itself!
Academy Award®-nominee Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List) is featured as the voice of Aslan the Lion, Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible III) as the voice of Reepicheep the Mouse, and Academy Award®-winner Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) appears in a cameo as Jadis the White Witch.

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER be available on Blu-Ray and on DVD April 8th. Pre-book is February 23rd.

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Smart & Sexy Lingerie Review & Giveaway

#361 Pauline

Smart & Sexy is one of my top shop picks for sexy lingerie. They offer a large selection of garments to make you feel as beautiful as you look without breaking the bank along the way. For example take the unlined underwire bra in black & vixen crossdye. At just $15 I feel like a sexy momma and it holds everything in place as it should.
The unlined underwire bra offers full coverage and a center seam for cup stabilization which seems to part the chest at the exact place I prefer it. The black & vixen crossdye lace is absolutely gorgeous (even on the body as seen below). There is adjustable straps and a back closure for a more personalized fit. Even after many washes, this bra has held its shape and color.

Next is a basic but very beautiful lace black chemise which I would expect to pay in excess of around $38 at a leading lingerie retailer. At Smart & Sexy I can add this piece to my collection at home for just $15. This is one of the must have lingerie pieces for a woman such as myself. The color slims the body while the sitting silhouette and design hide misgivings while bring attention to parts we would like to be noticed by our partner. The chemise has adjustable straps and comes in sizes Small to XXLarge. 

“Smart & Sexy® is created and designed by Ariela-Alpha International, one of the largest privately held lingerie companies in the country, selling over 60 million garments a year under numerous national brands, for over 10 years.”
BUY IT: Purchase the unlined underwire bra and chemise in black both directly from http://www.smartandsexy.com/ for $15.00 each.
Win It:
One lucky Mom to Bed by 8 reader will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Smart & Sexy.
Here is how to enter:
Visit Smart & Sexy and tell me what you would spend your gift certificate on.
This is mandatory and must be completed for this and any other entries to be counted.
More entries by:
1. Like Smart & Sexy Lingerie on facebook (do leave your fb name in comment)
2. Share this giveaway on your facebook page (comment with url –share button at end of post)
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4. Follow Smart & Sexy on Twitter (do leave your twitter user name)
5. Tweet this (can be done 3x daily – must be at least 60 minutes apart)
#Win $50 Smart & Sexy Lingerie Gift Certificate from @SaSSocialClub at @momtobedby8 #Giveaway
6. Join the Smart & Sexy Social Club
7. Comment on any Mom to Bed by 8 Review (must be a current one listed on the right sidebar – 1x)
See here for Extra Entries and contest rules!
Giveaway ends April 27th at 11:59pm Central. Contest open to US residents.

We disclose we received an unlined underwire bra and chemise for the purpose of review. My opinions and writing are my own. Please view our disclosure policy if you have any questions. All winners are selected by random.org, notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected.
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Olivia 2-in-1 Transforming Playset Review and Giveaway

#36 Kerry

Big fan of Olivia the pig here; this started about five years ago with my daughter’s obsession with the books. At two the black, white and red contrasts along with the fun loving story line was enough to encourage her to ask for it nearly every night for a long, long time. So when the Olivia 2-in-1 Transforming Playset became available it was a must have for her.
“Go on real adventures when Olivia’s house magically turns into a Pirate ship! You’ll decorate her room and then sail the high seas!”
Includes:
·         Olivia Figure
·         2-in-1 Playset
·         Base
·         23 Accessories
·         Sticker Sheet
The house itself is very well crafted with two sides of fun. Simply open on one side to ride the waves as pirate Olivia and the close and reopen the second side to reveal her bedroom, kitchen and living room. The flip flop house is wondrous and the idea ingenious. It allows two modes of play to keep your child and mine entertained for some time.

The 23 accessories included were more than enough to keep both of my daughters entertained on many occasions. I do suggest additional Olivia figurines and figurine sets which tend to be the same great quality as the large pieces in this set. However a few pieces did not survive after several weeks of play, this includes the tree on the pirate side and the standup mirror for the bedroom size (which I think was stepped on at some point). The sticker add-ons were not my favorite but they were really an extra and not necessary for continued playtime.

Overall this is a nice playhouse. If you or your child is an Olivia fan, it is really a must have. As I mentioned we recently added additional Olivia sets to this collection. I do hope to continue seeing more and more Olivia toys as her character is simply magnificent.
BUY IT: Purchase the Olivia 2-in-1 Transforming Playset from Amazon.com, Target and other fine retailers.

Win It:
One lucky Mom to Bed by 8 reader will receive an Olivia 2-in-1 Transforming Playset.
Here is how to enter:
Visit Spin Master and tell me another product you would like to have.
This is mandatory and must be completed for this and any other entries to be counted.
More entries by:
1. Like Olivia on facebook (do leave your fb name in comment)
2. Share this giveaway on your facebook page (comment with url –share button at end of post)
3. Blog about this giveaway and link it back to here (comment 5x with url)
4. Follow Spin Master on Twitter (do leave your twitter user name)
5. Tweet this (can be done 3x daily – must be at least 60 minutes apart)
#Win the Olivia 2-in-1 Transforming Playset from @SpinMasterToys at @momtobedby8 #Giveaway
6. Comment on any Mom to Bed by 8 Review (must be a current one listed on the right sidebar – 1x)
See here for Extra Entries and contest rules!
Giveaway ends April 20th at 11:59pm Central. Contest open to US residents.

We disclose. Please view our disclosure policy if you have any questions. All winners are selected by random.org, notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected.
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Neat-Oh! ZipBin Doll House Bring-Along Backpack and Giveaway

#16 dailymom

I find that no matter if it is a short trip to grandma’s house or a long drive for vacation, we have to carry toys with us at all times. Perhaps this is because my children become bored easy or just do not like to sit still. So I am always on the lookout for on the go products such as the ZipBin Dollhouse Playpack.
“Keep your fantasy kingdom with you at all times with the ZipBin® Princess Bring-Along BackPack™! The castle walls invite you inside by unzipping into a beautiful courtyard. Unzip the BackPack to find a two story doll house with a slide that leads into a swimming pool! It’s the perfect way for a princess to travel with space for more! When it’s time for your kingdom to move, the castle zips up, capturing the toys inside for easy clean up! This play set includes 1 beautiful 4″ doll.”
My oldest daughter whom is nearly seven was happy to take this and make it her own. She is a huge fan of doll playtime and the thought of having a princess and castle in the shape of a backpack made her smile from ear to ear (mommy too). After a few weeks of travel and consistent play, we had added everything from ponies to army men to the castle and it is still one of the must take along toys in our home.
I as a parent I appreciate that the backpack is easy to clean; simply wipe and go. It is light weight and convenient to take along with us in the car and even on walks to the park. The design is eye appealing to young ladies and allows for multi-scenario playtime fun. Plus at under $20, it makes the ideal gift for any occasion.
BUY IT: Purchase the ZipBin Doll House Bring-Along Backpack directly from for $19.99.

Win It:
One lucky Mom to Bed by 8 reader will receive a ZipBin Playpack of your choice.
Here is how to enter:
Visit Neat-Oh! and tell me another product you would like to have.
This is mandatory and must be completed for this and any other entries to be counted.
More entries by:
1. Like ZipBin on facebook (do leave your fb name in comment)
2. Share this giveaway on your facebook page (comment with url –share button at end of post)
3. Blog about this giveaway and link it back to here (comment 5x with url)
4. Follow Neat-Oh! on Twitter (do leave your twitter user name)
5. Tweet this (can be done 3x daily – must be at least 60 minutes apart)
#Win a Neat-Oh! ZipBin Playpack (Fun, Playtime Backpack) from @Neat_oh at @momtobedby8 #Giveaway
6. Comment on any Mom to Bed by 8 Review (must be a current one listed on the right sidebar – 1x)
See here for Extra Entries and contest rules!
Giveaway ends April 20th at 11:59pm Central. Contest open to US residents.

We disclose. Please view our disclosure policy if you have any questions. All winners are selected by random.org, notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected.
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Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Shopping Cart Review & Giveaway

#704 Tara

As a mom to four, I often have a tag along with me on weekend shopping trips. Until recently the kids would argue who would take a turn to go with mom and looking back now I can see why. It was all because of the kid size shopping carts. Almost immediately they would grab it and begin shopping right at my side placing fresh fruits and vegetables in their buggies. Now that we have the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Shopping Cart, I get asked less and less to go along.
The cart design itself mimics the fanciest ride along shopping carts I have ever seen in person. It has a sturdy plastic frame with plenty of room for their groceries and supplies. The wheels are actually connected to the coupe (car). They are very easy to push along and the wide base helps even the youngest user from tumbling over.As you can see below my youngest child even loves to walk along and play by putting items into and out of the cart basket.
The coupe can hold a doll or plush up to 12”. This allows my children to feel more like mommy during imaginative play. I have noticed that all three of my older children play well together in shopping mode and seme to really enjoy using the Cozy Coupe Shopping Cart. 

In the last seven years (as a parent), we have own three different child’s shopping carts; this one is by far the most durable and sturdy of them all. I would suggest it (and have done so) again and again.

BUY IT: Purchase the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Shopping Cart directly from http://www.littletikes.com/ for $34.99 with free shipping.
Win It:
One lucky Mom to Bed by 8 reader will receive a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Shopping Cart.
Here is how to enter:
Visit Little Tikes and tell me another product you would like to have..
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More entries by:
1. Like The Little Tikes Company on facebook (do leave your fb name in comment)
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#Win a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Shopping Cart from @LittleTikes at @momtobedby8 #Giveaway
6. Sign up for the Little Tikes Newsletter
7. Comment on any Mom to Bed by 8 Review (must be a current one listed on the right sidebar – 1x)
See here for Extra Entries and contest rules!
Giveaway ends April 27th at 11:59pm Central. Contest open to US residents.

We disclose – I received a Cozy Coupe Shopping Cart for the purpose of review. My opinions are my own. Please view our disclosure policy if you have any questions. All winners are selected by random.org, notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected.
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SEE "AFRICAN CATS," SAVE THE SAVANNA!

SEE “AFRICAN CATS,” SAVE THE SAVANNA
MISSION GOES VIRAL
Disneynature’s Collaboration with the African Wildlife Foundation to Help
Save the Savanna during “African Cats’” Opening Week Heats Up Online!
BURBANK, Calif. (April 4, 2011) – Disneynature’s plans to work with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to “Save the Savanna” have gone viral. 
As the April 22 opening of the awe-inspiring “African Cats” approaches, Disneynature is tapping into the true power of social media by building awareness of its “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” program. During the film’s opening week (April 22-28), a portion of the proceeds from that week’s ticket sales will be donated to AWF through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the African savanna.
A host of compelling and unique social initiatives allows participants to make a difference, giving them the power to pledge their intent to see the film, support the cause and spread the word to others.
Like Disneynature on Facebook:
By becoming a fan of Disneynature on Facebook, participants have the ability to interact with “African Cats” content daily. Furthermore, liking, commenting on and sharing the content with friends spreads the viral reach of the film’s message and philanthropic mission exponentially.
Pledge to see “African Cats” on Eventful:
http://eventful.com/africancats
Fans pledge to see “African Cats” opening week by logging onto http://eventful.com/africancats. Participants can watch how honoring that pledge can effectively save the savanna.  A real-time counter will show how many people have participated, and there will also be a graphical map representing the number of acres across the savanna that are being conserved based upon the number of pledges received. Upon arriving at the theater, fans can check in via their mobile device to win special prizes.  
Join the “African Cats” grassroots community and donate to the African Wildlife Foundation on Causes:
http://www.causes.com/africancats
Fans can join the “African Cats” grassroots community on Causes by signing the pledge to help Africa’s lions and other imperiled wildlife survive and thrive for generations to come.  Additionally, users are given the opportunity to enhance Disneynature’s commitment by donating directly to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) via the platform. 
Buy tickets through Disney Tickets Together, invite friends and Disneynature will double its donation:
Disney Tickets Together, Facebook’s first social ticketing application, allows fans to engage with the film by inviting friends to see “African Cats” and purchase tickets for local theaters without ever leaving Facebook. For all “African Cats” events created in Tickets Together, Disney will increase the donation to the Save the Savanna fund for every “Yes” RSVP that the events receive. The application launches during the week of April 18.
“African Cats,” which will be released in theaters worldwide, opens in North America on April 22, 2011.  Tickets for groups of 20 or more are available in the United States by calling 1-888-DISNEY6. 
ABOUT THE MOVIE
An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, “African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna.  Narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons.  Disneynature brings “The Lion King” to life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill (“Earth”).  An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into theatres on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.For more information about the movie and the “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” initiative, check out Disney.com/AfricanCats.
ABOUT “SEE ‘AFRICAN CATS,’ SAVE THE SAVANNA
During the film’s opening week (April 22-28), a portion of the proceeds from that week’s ticket sales will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to ensure the future of lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the vibrant African savanna. The AWF will be working to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu National Parks that is frequently used by a variety of wildlife.
“See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” continues Disneynature’s conservation efforts, which began with its first release, “Earth” (2009), for which three million trees were planted in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. “Oceans” (2010) audiences helped establish 40,000 acres of marine protected areas in The Bahamas, which contain miles of vital coral reef.
ABOUT EVENTFUL, INC.
Eventful is the leading digital media company connecting consumers with live entertainment, movies, and local events. More than 20 million people use Eventful to find out what’s happening and decide what to do. Eventful works with leading brands and entertainment properties to reach consumers and drive commerce through a unique and targeted blend of digital, social media, and direct marketing. Visit Eventful at http://eventful.com.
ABOUT CAUSES
Causes is the world’s largest platform for activism and philanthropy, empowering individuals to create grassroots communities called “causes” that take action on behalf of a specific issue or nonprofit organization. Since launching in 2007, Causes has brought together: 140 million users, over $30 million raised for over 25,000 nonprofits, and over 500,000 user-created causes.
ABOUT DISNEY’S TICKETS TOGETHER
Developed in 2010 for Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” Disney Tickets Together is the first social ticketing application that allows Disney Facebook fans to view movie times at their local cinemas, create viewing events, invite their friends and buy tickets. Tickets Together is an innovative and interactive destination that bridges the social experience of going to the movies with the capabilities of social networking.
ABOUT AWF
Founded in 1961, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is a leading conservation organization focused solely on the African continent. AWF’s programs and conservation strategies are based on sound science and designed to protect both the wild lands and wildlife of Africa and ensure a more sustainable future for Africa’s people. Since its inception AWF has protected endangered species and land, promoted public and private sector partnerships, created unique conservation tourism enterprises that benefit local African communities as a means to improve livelihoods, and trained hundreds of African nationals in conservation—all to ensure the survival of Africa’s unparalleled wildlife heritage. AWF is a non-profit organization currently operating in 14 countries across the continent. AWF is a registered 501(c)(3) in the United States. Visit www.awf.org.
ABOUT DISNEYNATURE
Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years, was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife subjects and stories with theatrical audiences. “Earth” (opening Earth Day 2009) was the first film to premiere domestically under the new label, and garnered a record-breaking opening weekend for a nature documentary. Its “Buy a Ticket, Plant a Tree” initiative led to the planting of 2.7 million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.  Hitting theaters on April 22, 2010, “Oceans” was the third highest grossing feature-length nature film in history. Its “See ‘Oceans,’ Save Oceans” initiative helped establish 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, preserving essential coral reefs.  Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1949 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. For more information about Disneynature, check out disneynature.com like us on Facebook: facebook.com/Disneynature, and follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Disneynature. For more information about the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, please visit Disney.com/conservation. 
Press Release provided by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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Karmin G3 Salon Pro White Hair Styling Iron Giveaway

#365 mrsking14

Today we are visiting Hairtools.ca to look for the best flat iron available. What we found was the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron, the Ultimate Hair Styling Tool. Whether you choose to curl, flip, straighten or add volume and body, the G3 is the only styling iron you will ever need.

The Karmin Salon Pro is perfect for both professional uses as well as at home with features such as flash quick heating, a tangle-free swivel cord and temperature settings for all hair types. Styling your hair is virtually effortless and results are smooth, silky, shiny hair.
This ultra glossy and super sleek styling iron is available in 3 distinguishing and enticing shades for you to choose the one that reveals your personal style.

Product Features:

1.      Ultra hard, mirror smooth Tourmaline Ceramic plate surfaces.
2.      Negative ions and infrared heat (removes static) for silky shiny hair.
3.      Ion field technology (seals in natural oils).
4.      Micro-porous technology (locks in moisture).
5.      Won’t damage hair like other straighteners.
6.      Straight-curl-flip-style.
7.      Unparalleled infrared heat for deep, long lasting straightness.
8.      Micro chip temperature control with infrared heat for flash quick heating.
9.      232°C (450°F) variable temperature control.
10.  Tangle-free 3 meter, 360° swivel cord.
The Karmin Salon Pro Includes:
·         Karmin G3 Salon Pro Styling Iron with 1″ Pure Tourmaline Ceramic Plates
·         Free Heat Mat/Carrying Case Combo worth $25
·         Instruction Manual
·         3 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

BUY IT: Purchase the Karmin G3 Salon Pro directly from HairTools.ca. Retail CA$295.00, currently on sale for CA$129.95.
Win It:
One lucky Mom to Bed by 8 reader will receive a Karmin G3 Salon Pro White Hair Styling Iron.
Here is how to enter:
“Like” Karmin Hair Tools on facebook. (include your fb user name in the comment below)
This is mandatory and must be completed for this and any other entries to be counted.
More entries by:
1. Visit HairTool.ca and tell me another product you would like to have.
2. Share this giveaway on your facebook page (comment with url)
3. Blog about this giveaway and link it back to here (comment 5x with url)
4. Tweet this (can be done 3x daily – must be at least 60 minutes apart)
Beauty at its best! ~ #Win a Karmin G3 Salon Pro White Hair Styling Iron (RV$129.95) at @momtobedby8 #Giveaway
5. Comment on any Mom to Bed by 8 Review (must be a current one listed on the right sidebar – 1x)
See here for Extra Entries and contest rules!
Giveaway ends April 26th at 11:59pm Central. Contest open to US and Canadian residents.

We disclose that HairTools.ca provided a product for giveaway. I received no compensation for this publication. Please view our disclosure policy if you have any questions. All winners are selected by random.org, notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected.
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