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365 Slow Cooker Suppers and Totally Together Planner giveaway!

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Stephanie O'Dea

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This contest is now over. Thank you to all who entered!!  More fun stuff is on the way. thank you for playing along!! — steph

The winners of this giveaway were randomly selected, and emails sent to:
Your 5 winners on “365 Slow Cooker Suppers and Totally Together Planner giveaway!” are:
1) joanne marion
2) MARSHA LUTHER
3) LeeAnn T
4) Davina Spafford Stuart
5) Dorothy Sparks

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Hello!!

 

We haven’t had a giveaway in pretty much forever and I wanted to get this page up and running with a giveaway in time for Mother’s Day.

I love Mother’s Day.

because I get a nap.

I’ve got a copy of my newest cookbook, 365 Slow Cooker Suppers and a copy of my household organizing planner, Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life for a lucky winner.

okay, five.

I’ll pick five winners and each of the winners will get both copies of the books.

Don’t tell Adam. He seems to think I’m supposed to be making money instead of giving it away…..

whatever…. it’s (almost) Mother’s Day!

:-)

the nitty-gritty:

leave a comment with a legitimate email address so I can contact you if you win.

The winner will receive the books directly from Amazon, so you’ll need to have a valid US mailing address.

if you’d like to tweet about this, you should!

if you’d like to pin this, you should!

if you’d like to follow me on facebook and tell me I’m wonderful (kidding. but only sort of. ;-) ), you should!

I’ll randomly pick the winners at the end of the month (that’s April 30th, 5pm pacific).

 

I’ve missed you, and am glad to be giving stuff away again! More to come…… make sure to sign up to get the inside scoop on future giveaways.

xoxo steph

Review and Giveaway! “Crazy About Chocolate” by Krystina Castella

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 by Lisa

"Crazy About Chocolate" by Krystina Castella.  YUM!  Enter to win a free copy at StephanieODea.com!  Giveaway runs 12/11/13 - 12/18/13.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you so much for all of your comments!  The winner has been chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Nita!

I knew I would love this book as soon as I heard the title and saw the cover.  “Crazy About Chocolate” by Krystina Castella is the perfect cookbook for that certified chocoholic in your life.

Krystina Castella is the author of “Crazy About Pies”, which I was lucky enough to review HERE.  Some of her other great books are “Crazy About Cakes”, “Crazy About Cookies”, “Pops!: Icy Treats for Everyone”, “Booze Cakes” and “A World of Cake”.

There are some awesome recipes in here!

  1. Hand-Dipped Salted Caramels
  2. Chocolate Fudge
  3. Ganache Truffles in Candy Dish
  4. Mocha Cappuccino Mousse
  5. Chocolate Layer Cake with Ganache
  6. Chocolate French Macarons
  7. Chocolate Fettuccini Pasta
  8. Black Forest Brownie Bites

YUM!

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 Ganache Truffles in Candy Dish

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Ganache

Krystina even explains how to prepare the perfectly decorated chocolate gift.  What a great idea for the holidays!

I need to tell you that this is not a gluten-free cookbook, however, many of the recipes can be made using gluten-free ingredients, just watch your labels!

You can purchase “Crazy About Chocolate” easily from Amazon.com and at bookstores near you!

I am happy to be able to offer one free copy for giveaway to one lucky reader!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, December 11, 2013) until Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

Thanks for checking in and good luck!

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have a suggestion for a product you’d like to see on our giveaway page, please let her know!

Review and Giveaway! DigiPals Carrier, Case and Cleaner for your Mobile Device

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 by Lisa

DigiPals Carrier, Case and Cleaner for your Mobile Device!  Enter to win one of these cute cases at StephanieODea.com!  Giveaway runs 12/10/13 - 12/16/13.

Monday, December 16, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your comments!

The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Trish!

Aren’t these little guys adorable?  They are DigiPals!  These cute microfiber cases keep your mobile device from getting scratched, while also giving your screen a good cleaning!

From the DigiPals website:

These cute mobile device companions feature a microfiber compartment fitted for most Smartphones, MP3 players and small point-and-a-shoot cameras on the market today.  While securely housed in the DigiPal with its zipper closure, users can clean their device’s screen by gently rubbing the DigiPal over the screen. The mobile device companions also feature an additional zippered compartment ideal for carrying essentials including school IDs, money, earbuds or lip balm. While designed with kids in mind, parents and teens will love cleaning and protecting their mobile electronics with these device companions, too.

DigiPals are fun and trendy animal designs kids will want to show off to all their friends. Our mobile device companions are the ideal accessory for protecting children’s devices in school bags, sports bags and purses, shielding phones and music players from kid’s hectic lives. DigiPals are machine washable to ensure users will continually be able to cuddle and clean their mobile device screens for years to come.

I love, love, love that DigiPals are machine washable!  I also love that there’s a zipper compartment to carry an I.D. and money.   I know that they are meant for kids, but I just may keep one of my samples for myself!  It would be perfect for when I go for a walk to the store!  ;-)

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DigiPals comes in four different animals, Penguin, Turtle, Monkey and Owl.  Check out this cute video!

 

You can purchase DigiPals easily on the DigiPalsUSA website.

 

I am happy to be able to giveaway one free DigiPal to one lucky reader!

 

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You can earn an additional entry by LIKING DIGIPALS ON FACEBOOK.

 

Please leave me an additional comment if you Like Digipals on FB so that I can count it!  Thanks!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Tuesday, December 10, 2013) until Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

 

Good luck everyone!!!

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Review and Giveaway! “We Love to Sew: 28 Pretty Things to Make” by Annabel Wrigley

Monday, December 9th, 2013 by Lisa

"We Love to Sew" by Annabel Wrigley would make a wonderful gift for the young sewer in your life! Enter to win a copy at StephanieODea.com.  Giveaway runs 12/9/13 - 12/16/13.

Monday, December 16, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thanks for all of your comments!  :-)

The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Sara L.!

If you are looking for a great book for that special young sewer in your life, I have just the book for you!

I am so excited about “We Love to Sew” by Annabel Wrigley!  I have been sewing since I was in my teens and my daughter joined sewing club at her school this year!  I can’t wait to give her this book and see what we can come up with!  :-)

The projects in this book are so cute!!!  The projects are rated “Easy Peasy”, “A Teeny Bit Challenging”, and “Take Your Time, Ask For Help”.    This book takes your young sewer from needle and thread sewing to machine stitching.  There is something for every skill level.

The instructions are detailed and easy to follow, with great photos that show every step.

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Cross-Body Handy Pouch

Aren’t they so adorable?  I want to run right out and buy some fabric!  :-)

You can check out Annabel Wrigley’s lovely blog, Little Pin Cushion Studio, for some more inspiration!!!

You can purchase “We Love to Sew” easily from Amazon.com!  It would make a lovely gift alone or together with some great fabric and some notions!

I am so excited to be able to offer a free copy of “We Love to Sew” to one lucky reader!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Little Pin Cushion Studio on Facebook
  2. Following Annabel Wrigley on Twitter
  3. Following Annabel Lowe Wrigley on Pinterest

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY ABOVE SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  THANKS!  :-)

 

This giveaway will run from today (Monday, December 9, 2013) until Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2 pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be notified by email!

Thanks so much and good luck everyone!!!

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

 

Review and Giveaway! “Everyday Classics” by Alexa Croft

Friday, December 6th, 2013 by Lisa

"Everyday Classics: 68 Tasty & Essential Recipes: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free and Soy-Free" by Alex Croft.  Enter to win this great cookbook by Lexie from LexiesKitchen.com!  Giveaway at StephanieODea.com runs 12/6/13 -

Friday, December 13, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your nice comments!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Courtney!

 

You may already know Alexa “Lexie” Croft from her great blog LexiesKitchen.com.   Lexie began developing recipes to help her toddler son, who had intestinal and neurological issues.  She learned that he had food allergies and sensitivities and so she decided to change his diet to help him heal.  What she came up with are delicious, healthy meals, perfect for anyone needing to eliminate certain foods from their diets.

In her new book, “Everyday Classics”, Lexie shares “68 Tasty & Essential Recipes” that are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and soy-free.   Her book is broken up into “Everyday Staples”, “Breakfast”, “Lunch & Dinner” and “Sweet Treats”, making it very easy to locate a recipe for any time of the day.

Along with the wonderful recipes are beautiful photos of every recipe!

 

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Oatmeal Cake

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Zuppa di Italiano

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Mug Chocolate Chip Cookie  (Mmmmm!)

More of the recipes in “Everyday Classics”:

  • No Dairy Nacho Cheese
  • No-Peanuts Butter
  • Gluten-Free Flour Blend
  • Pizza Crust
  • Scones
  • Sunday Pancakes
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
  • Loaded BBQ Potatoes
  • Teriyaki BBQ
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Spritz & Sugar Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Vanilla Cupcakes

I want to make so many of these recipes, starting with the Mug Cakes!!!  If you would like to see a sample of “Everyday Classics” on Lexie’s website HERE.

You can purchase “Everyday Classics” from Lexie’s Kitchen Store on Amazon.com.  This book would make a perfect gift for someone you love with food allergies, intestinal issues or neurological health challenges, such as Autism and ADHD.

I am so happy to be able to offer one free copy of “Everyday Classics” to one very lucky reader!

 

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Lexi’s Kitchen on Facebook
  2. Following Lexi’s Kitchen on Twitter
  3. Following Lexi’s Kitchen on Pinterest

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY ABOVE SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  Thanks!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Friday, December 6, 2013) until Friday, December 13, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be notified by email.

 

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to check out our giveaways!

Have a great weekend!

 

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

 

 

 

 

Review and Giveaway! The Lid Pocket Hands-Free Lid Holder for Slow Cookers

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by Lisa

Review and Giveaway!  The Lid Pocket Hands-Free Lid Holder for Slow Cookers!  Giveaway at StephanieODea.com runs 12/4/13 - 12/11/13.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your comments and entries!!!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Darlene S.!

Have you ever been cooking in your slow cooker, lifted the hot, drippy lid to stir or season your food, and not had a place to set the lid while you’re doing this?  It happens to me all the time.

Lid Pocket to the rescue!  This perfect little piece of plastic does a big, big job!

From the Lid Pocket website:

Product Description

  • Designed for use with slow cookers
  • Holds the slow cooker lid
  • Will accommodate most crock rims when the narrowest part of the rim is .75” or less
  • Fits 3-QT Round to 8-QT Oval Slow Cookers
  • BPA Free
  • Food and dishwasher safe
  • Built-in reservoir collects condensation
  • Stores inside the crock
  • Hands-Free solution when seasoning, stirring or serving
  • Fits the majority of slow cookers

 

They even have a nice little video on YouTube!

 

I couldn’t wait to try the Lid Pocket Hands-Free Lid Holder.  What a great idea!  It works perfectly!  I tried it while I was cooking some chili for dinner.

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I loved that when I set the lid in the Lid Pocket, it didn’t drip all over my countertop!

The Lid Pocket can be purchased easily on their website HERE.  This would make a great stocking stuffer for that slow cooker lover or could be paired with a slow cooker and a couple of Stephanie’s books for an awesome gift for that slow cooker newbie!  ;-)

I am so happy to be able to offer one free Lid Pocket to one very lucky reader!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Lid Pocket on Facebook.
  2. Following Lid Pocket on Twitter.
  3. Following Lid Pocket on Pinterest.

PLEASE LEAVE ONE COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  THANKS!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, December 4, 2013) until Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be notified by email.

Best of luck to all!!!

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Cyber Monday Giveaway!!! Enter to win ALL FOUR of Stephanie O’Dea’s Books!

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by Lisa

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Monday, December 8, 2013.  This giveaway is over.  Thank you so much for your overwhelming response!  You make both Stephanie and I very happy!  :-)

The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Teresa R.!  Happy Holidays and Enjoy!!!

It’s Cyber Monday!  If you are looking for some great books to give as gifts this year, don’t forget about Stephanie’s books!

The gift of  her “Make It Fast, Cook It Slow“,  “More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow” and her newest book, “365 Slow Cooker Suppers” would make that newlywed, busy mom or busy dad smile.   Stephanie’s slow-cooker recipes are so easy and delicious!    You won’t believe all the hot, comforting dinners you can make in your slow-cooker!

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Busy folks and those who are organizationally challenged (like me) will absolutely love “Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life“.  I personally, cannot live without this book!  Life is so much easier when you have a plan!  You can read my review of thi

s excellent book HERE.

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Please check out all four books HERE on Stephanie’s website.

I am so excited that Stephanie is offering one of each of her four books to one lucky giveaway winner!!!

To enter this great giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

 

You may garner extra entries by:

  1. Subscribing to Totally Together.
  2. Following @Stephanieodea on Twitter.
  3. Liking A Year of Slow Cooking on Facebook.

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH EXTRA ENTRY so that I can count you!!!  Thank you!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Monday, December 2, 2013) until Monday, December 9, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be contacted by email!

 

Good luck everyone!!!

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

 

Review and Giveaway! “The 21 Day Sugar Detox” by Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 by Lisa

The book everyone is talking about!  Enter to win a copy of "The 21 Day Sugar Detox" by Dian Sanfilippo, BS, NC!  Giveaway at StephanieODea.com runs 11/27/13 - 12/4/13.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your comments!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Lili!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

I’m very excited about today’s giveaway.  Everyone I know has been talking, tweeting and facebooking about this book!

At first, I thought that this probably wouldn’t be a good time to review “The 21 Day Sugar Detox”, by Diane Sanfilippo, with the holidays coming up and all of the yummy holiday food that goes along with this time of year.  Then I thought, what better time to review this book?  We will all know exactly what to do once the holidays are over!

Many people I know suffer from an addiction to sugar.  Full confessional: count me as one of those people.  I’ve been hooked on sugar and carbs ever since I can remember.  My biggest downfall is candy.  Even though I know it’s not good for me, I feel like I need to have something sweet during the day,  just to keep me going!

So, when I heard about “The 21 Day Sugar Detox”, I knew I had to check it out.

Does the name Diane Sanfilippo sound familiar to you?  Her first book, “Practical Paleo” is a 29-week New York Times Best Seller!  You can check out her website, Balanced Bites.

“The 21 Day Sugar Detox” has three different plans to help you lose your sugar cravings.  Each plan, or level, tell you what foods you should eat and what not to eat during your 21 day detox period.  You level is determined by taking a short quiz before you start the program.  Each level has it’s own meal plan with recipes for each of the 21 days.  There are even modifications for pescetarians, pregnant and nursing moms, those who are very active and need more carbohydrates, and modifications for those with autoimmune conditions.

The recipes look delicious!   There is definitely a lot of good things to eat on this plan.  Some of the recipes included are:

  • Pumpkin Pancakes with Vanilla Bean Coconut Butter
  • Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins
  • Mini Mexi-Meatloaves
  • Italian-Style Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Seafood & Chorizo Paella

 

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  There are even some “Non-Sweet Treats” like Vanilla Bean Coconut Freezer Pops, Banana Coconut Ice Cream and Apple Cinnamon Donuts!

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You can purchase “The 21 Day Sugar Detox” easily on Amazon.com!

I am happy to be able to giveaway one copy of “The 21 Day Sugar Detox” to one lucky reader!

 

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW. You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Balanced Bites on Facebook.
  2. Following Balanced Bites on Twitter.
  3. Following Balanced Bites on Pinterest.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  THANKS!  :-)

 

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, November 27, 2013) until Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be notified by email.

 

I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Happy Hanukkah!

~Lisa

A Double Review and Giveaway! ThermoWorks Super-Fast Thermapen & Smart Sizzors by AnySharp

Monday, November 25th, 2013 by Lisa

A Double Giveaway!  ThermoWorks Super-Fast Thermapen and Smart Sizzors!  Perfect Stocking Stuffers!!!  Enter to win both at StephanieODea.com!  Giveaway runs 11/25/13 - 12/2/13.

Monday, December 2, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thanks so much for all of your comments!  Can you believe it’s December already? 

The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Natalie!!!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Today I am pleased to be able to giveaway two great products that I think you will like!

First, the ThermoWorks Super-Fast Thermapen!

I have to tell you that I’ve never had good luck with food thermometers.  I’ve never had one that really works.  I’m also a little bit “gadget challenged”.  ;-) I’m so glad that I was sent the Thermapen to try!

This is my first digital thermometer and I love it!  It’s so easy to use.  No wondering if the needle is on 160 degrees or 165 degrees. The Thermapen is really Super-Fast too.  No waiting and waiting for the temperature to display.  This is important because you lose less oven heat when you don’t have to have the door open a long time while you’re taking the temperature of your roast!

The Thermapen comes in so many great colors!

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This would make an excellent stocking stuffer for that hard-working cook in your family!  :-)

You can purchase the Super-Fast Thermapen and check out some neat videos on the ThermoWorks website!  You can also sign up for their email list!
Next, Smart Sizzors by AnySharp!

All I can say is that these are awesome!   These aren’t your aveSmart Sizzors can cut through the toughest materials, crack nuts, strip wire, crush garlic, open bottles, cut meat, cord fabric and even bone a chicken!

 

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I know exactly how I’m going to use my Smart Sizzors!  You know that crazy, annoying plastic that all of the Christmas gifts are packaged in?  Yup!  The Smart Sizzors will glide right through them!

I really like that these scissors have a nice, soft hand grip.  No cutting into your fingers.

AnySharp Smart Sizzors can be purchased online at the AnySharp Store or at a retailer near you HERE.

 

I’m happy to tell you that the nice folks at ThermoWorks and AnySharp are offering one free Thermapen and Smart Sizzors to one lucky reader!  That’s right, you will receive both products!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

This giveaway will run from today (Monday, November 25, 2013) until Monday, December 2, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be notified by email.

Thank you so much for checking in and I look forward to reading your comments!  :-)

~Lisa

 

Review and Giveaway! Shrek the Musical Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by Lisa

 

Enter to win a "Shrek the Musical" Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo Pack!  Giveaway at StephanieODea.com runs 11/20/13 - 11/27/13.

Wednesday, November 27, 2o13.  This giveaway is now over!  Thanks to all of you for your comments!  The 5 winners have been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Kathy M., Lu L., Cathi, Jen and Jennifer!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

I’m very happy to be able to bring you this review and giveaway today!

I was not fortunate enough to catch “Shrek The Musical” on Broadway or even when it came around to our local theatre, so I was glad to see that the musical production was coming out on DVD!

For those of you who haven’t seen the original “Shrek” movie, it’s about an ogre, a donkey, a prince and a fair maiden with a secret.  But the musical version is much, much more than that.  The musical is full of dancing, singing and fun, along with a great message.

I want to share the official press release with you!

LOS ANGELES, CA – The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks’ Shrek The Musical, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Called a “triumph of comic imagination” (Elysa Gardner, USA Today) that “never stints on spectacle or laughs” (David Rooney, Variety), Shrek The Musical received eight 2009 Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical, winning Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tim Hatley) and received a Grammy Award® nomination for Best Musical Show Album.

Featuring a fantasic score of 17 all-new songs, Shrek The Musical was filmed on stage to capture the magic of a Broadway performance and stars an amazing celebrated cast including Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek), Sutton Foster (Fiona), Daniel Breaker (Donkey), Christopher Sieber (Lord Farquaad), and John Tartaglia (Pinocchio). The film was shot live on Broadway with 10 cameras and directed by Michael Warren. Now you can bring the magic of Broadway to your home and get the best seat in the house when the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray and DVD arrives on October 15th!

Fans can join in on the performance with sing along Shrek-tastic songs on the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital HD or single-disc DVD. And the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ goes even deeper into the fairytale’s journey, taking viewers behind-the-scenes to see how the show became a smash hit that “will make your heart dance.” (Cindy Adams, The New York Post).

Shrek The Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.

The musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film and features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner, David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jason Moore. Shrek The Musical is produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd.

The DVD is unrated, however, I think if I were to rate it, I would give it a PG-13 rating.  While it’s ok for the entire family, some of the humor is a little on the “potty humor” side.  For example, the ogre is very, very gassy.  If you have a tween or teen, they will probably love it.  Most of the other adult-aimed jokes will probably go right over a younger viewer’s head.

I think the best part of the movie is the overall message that it is alright to be yourself!

We did have a little trouble loading the Blu-ray disc, which just could be an issue with our player (or operator error), but the DVD loaded just fine.  ;-)

“Shrek The Musical” is available almost everywhere right now!

The nice folks at DreamWorks sent me FIVE COPIES to giveaway to five lucky winners!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW!  That’s all!  Short and sweet!  :-)

*Please note that this giveaway is only available to those readers with a US mailing address.  Thanks for understanding!

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, November 20, 2013) until Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

The winners will be notified by email.

Have a great week and good luck everyone!

~Lisa