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Ever watch one of those award shows on TV and wish you could score some of the awesome swag that the celebrities take home? Well, I’ve teamed up Bloggin’ Mamas & Hollywood Swag Bags to make that wish a reality.

How’s this for one fabulous giveaway?  One lucky winner will receive a Swag Bag that was given out to Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2014 Presenters and Nominees ($800 Value) + a $500 giftcard sponsored by The Children’s Place.  This prize is worth a whooping $1300 buckaroos!  You don’t want to miss your chance to win!

The giveaway starts 4/17/14 at 12:01am EST and ends 4/30/14 at 11:59pm EST. It is open to United States Residents 18 and over. Winner will be selected via random.org and notified via email within 48 hours after the drawing. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Winner’s name will be displayed via the Rafflecopter widget below.

Here is some of what you might find in your swag bag if you win:

  • Buddy Ball The Buddy Ball is a multi-functional toy that can go from a teddy bear into a ball in a matter of seconds. The soft plush also stores a variety of kid treasures inside. The company gifted the nominees with a variety of their bears named Max, Eva, Landry and Sam.
  • OPPOS A line of girls leggings featuring interchangeable legs. Short for opposites, OPPOS™ enables girls to mix and match the legs of their leggings for a different look every day of the month (and beyond).
  • Various pieces of AngieShel Design’s gorgeous handcrafted jewelry.
  • Ericka La Presle-Freer, creator of Starbars is added her gourmet organic super food bar in a delicious mint chocolate chip flavor.
  • The “Brain Bar” was included to help nominees get their “Think On”, particularly helpful during an acceptance speech.
  • Darby’s English Toffee is the finest toffee maker in Southern California. They have added their classic box for the nominees.
  • Author Jennifer Ormond gifted her precious book Baby’s Binky Box.
  • Oxylent Multivitamin Supplement Drink Oxygenates, hydrates, circulates and rejuvenates. Drink Oxylent Breathe Life.
  • SeaSnax, a favorite among celebrities, launched a new product “Chomperz” to all the recipients. Chomperz can be described similar to a chip, but with the low calories and nutrition of seaweed. SeaSnax are gluten free and all natural. Try Chomperz and you will be hooked.
  • Crave Naturals included three items from their product line, featuring the best selling Glide Thru Detangling Brush, Whiplash Eyelash Curler & Mirage Argan Oil.
  • Tat Patch takes your ripped, destroyed and distressed jeans to a new level. Tat Patches go on the inside, peeking out. Everyone received an assortment of cool designs.
  • DidiPopMusic supplied nominees with a collection of her smart and soulful music for kids.
  • Rusk Hair made sure the nominees’ hair was perfectly groomed with its entire line of products.
  • Nominees over the age of 21 enjoyed Tipsy Girl Wine Design Custom bedazzled wine glasses for the sophisticated oenophile.
  • Focal Instincts Photography is including a gift certificate for award winning photography.

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bearsDisneynature’s Bear hits theaters this Friday, April 18th.  It’s a heartwarming story that follows a mother brown bear, Sky, and her two cubs, Amber and Scout.

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of two mother bears as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bear families must work together to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—where mothers definitely know best and their cubs’ survival hinges on family togetherness


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This Friday, April 18th, Disneynature’s Bears hits theaters just in time for Earth Day. I had the opportunity to screen the movie on my recent Disney press trip and it is a must-see for all nature lovers!  Stay tuned for a review later this week.

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of two mother bears as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bear families must work together to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—where mothers definitely know best and their cubs’ survival hinges on family togetherness.

Inspired by the characters in Disneynature’s upcoming big-screen adventure “Bears,” Alex Woo designed a new pendant.  Available in sterling silver and 14K gold, the pendant measures 1” in diameter and features a mother bear and her cubs.

 10157313_10104799772519214_1269394483918249303_n“As a mother myself, I instantly bonded with the theme and story of Disneynature’s new film “Bears. I was really touched by the universal symbolism and significance of the relationship between mother and child. And in an effort to help preserve our national parks, I designed a special pendant that captures the true beauty and essence of American wildlife. The mother bear Sky watches over her twin cubs Amber and Scout while they look up to her for a shield and protection from the dangers of the wild. All mothers share a common bond of wanting to protect and nurture their child as best they can. So that was the story I wanted to tell through my design. The final element that I wanted to incorporate was the three snow-capped mountains at Katmai National Park that represent a different goal that Disneynature and the National Park Foundation hope to achieve: wildlife protection, habitat restoration, and conservation research. What is exciting about the National Park Foundation is that they are the gateway to everyone’s lives in experiencing nature; its goal is to connect people to the parks, protect them, and inspire people to learn more about them. I hope that you like it as much as I enjoyed designing it!”

During opening week (April 18-24, 2014) and Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to protect wildlife and wild places across America’s national park system.  The Disney Store will contribute $1 to the National Park Foundation for every BEARS plush purchased between now and 5/11/14. Get yours here and here.  

In continuation of the relationship Woo’s built with Disneynature and its conservation initiatives, this symbolic pendant design will benefit the National Park Foundation: 20 percent of proceeds will support the Foundation’s efforts to further conservation, preservation, and enjoyment of America’s national parks. 

To celebrate Earth Day and the opening of Dineynature’s Bears, Alex Woo and Disney are giving you a chance to win this beautiful necklace!

Disneynature’s BEARS releases in theaters on April 18, 2014!

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The pendant is available in different styles, which retail between $218-1098. These pendants will be available for purchase at alexwoo.com and other fine specialty stores.

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During my recent press trip with Disney and ABC, I had the unique opportunity to mingle with the Moms of ABC.  My blogger group and I joined several ABC actresses who are real-life moms (or play one on TV) for cocktails, food and mingling on the terrace of Walt Disney Animation Studios!  Hey, it’s a tough life – someone has to do it.

IMG_0005The list of actresses attending was phenomenal.  I was excited about the opportunity to meet actresses I have loved for decades as well as meet new ones and learn about their shows on ABC.

Here is the list of the wonderful actresses in attendance:

  • Wendi McLendon-Covey of THE GOLDBERGS
  • Amanda Fuller of LAST MAN STANDING
  • Ming-Na Wen of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Patricia Heaton of THE MIDDLE
  • Frankie Shaw of MIXOLOGY
  • Alexis Carra of MIXOLOGY
  • Toks Olagundoye of THE NEIGHBORS
  • Jami Gertz of THE NEIGHBORS
  • Malin Akerman of TROPHY WIFE

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If you have never visited the set of your favorite TV show, you must put it on your bucket list!  During my recent trip to L.A., I had the incredible opportunity to visit the set of Grey’s Anatomy.  I have to tell you, there is just something surreal about walking the set and meeting the cast of a show you watch each week.  I have SO many pictures to share with you and hopefully when you are done reading, you will be able to feels some of the magic I felt while on the set.

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Our set visit was hosted by none other than Jessica Capshaw, who plays the lovely Dr. Arizona Robbins on the show.  She took us to tour the set, including the Grey+Sloan Memorial Hospital and the set of Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) & Dr. Derek Shepard’s (Patrick Dempsey) dream home.  After the tour, we sat own with her, Sarah Drew (Dr. April Kepner), Props Master Angela Whiting and Costume Designer Mimi Melgaard.  We even had a surprise visit by Justin Chambers (Dr. Alex Karev) and Camilla Luddington (Dr. Josephine ‘Jo” Wilson). 
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened last weekend breaking box offices records.  If you haven’t seen it yet, put it on your to-do list.  You won’t be disappointed!

In our last post for Captain America Week here at Kate n’ Kaboodle, we are going out with a bang! An exclusive interview with Sebastian Stan, The Winter Soldier himself! 

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You know how when you find the CUTEST little outfit for your baby boy and you are just SO pleased because lets face it, baby boys get the short end of the fabulous wardrobe selection at pretty much every major clothing establishment. (Have you ever walked into say, Target and seen rack after rack of super cute baby girl clothing and then a couple of shirts with like, a boat on them for boys? argh!!)  Next you wind up seeing that cute outfit on every baby boy around because, well, it’s the one cute outfit available!  So annoying.  So, when Raya from Clever Birds contacted me about reviewing a couple of baby boy bodysuits I was like HECK YES… I mean I was very excited to be allowed the opportunity to test and review clothing from Clever Birds.  

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The designs I received are adorable.  One was sports themed and the other had a Giraffe.  The first thing I noticed when I took them out of the package was how soft they were.  SO SOFT!  The body suits are made of Cotton Micro Blend and also designed and printed in the USA.  I quickly chased down my 12 month old son and dressed him in the giraffe body suit.  I noticed right away how much I love the shaping around the leg.  A lot of onesies are really baggy at the leg area on my son but these fit so perfectly!  

IMG_2980[1]The quality seems really nice.  I love the fact that the designs are unique.  I browsed around their website quite a bit and found so many things I want to have.  Not only for my baby but for my 5 year old as well.BVY422A3PI_grande

I mean, look how cute!

Clever Birds sell a variety of products.  Bodysuits, Bibs, Burp Cloths, Blankets, Beanies, and Toddler Tee’s.  The products I received were 6-12 months.  The length (unsnapped) is 19″, Width 9″.  It fits my baby perfectly and he is almost 13 months.  Overall, I am so pleased I was able to try out these cute bodysuits from Clever Birds.  I can see how their products would make super cute and UNIQUE baby shower gifts that any mom would treasure.

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Some of Kinsley’s favorite bedtime stories are the the ones I make up as I go along.  Sure, she has many books she loves me to read over and over again – like our old taped together 1928 version of Millions of Cats – but in her eyes, I tell the best stories.  Talk about pressure!  It can be hard to think up stories off the top of your head, let alone step it up a notch each time!

Recently, we were introduced to Les Petit Merveilles line of Nighttime Shadow Puppets.  Created by Moulin Roty, a 40-year-old French toy company and distributed by Magic Forest, a toy importer from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the line of majestic puppet sets open a whole new world of storytelling!

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The Les Petit Merveilles line of Nighttime Shadow Puppets include four fun sets with different themes.  The 11 piece Paris Shadows set includes the Eiffel Tower, airplane, moon and sleepwalker. The 9-piece Castle Shadows include a dragon, a fairy, royalty and a witch! If dinos are more your style, the Dinosaur Shadows pack of 10 puppets feature a stegosaurus, brachiosaurus and more prehistoric shapes!  Much easier than hand puppets, these shadow puppets create an instant story with just a click of your flashlight. 
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