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Giveaway: Win A Teen Titans Go!: Appetite For Disruption Season Two Part One DVD, Three Winners (Ends 5/8)

Giveaway: Win A Teen Titans Go!: Appetite For Disruption Season Two Part One DVD, Three Winners (Ends 5/8)

Drugstore Divas received this DVD for review. Drugstore Divas is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

teen titans goIf you have the Cartoon Network, you’ve probably stumbled over the cartoon Teen Titans Go! It’s based on the DC Comics fictional superhero team, the Teen Titans.

There are five teen superheroes — Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire, and Beast Boy — who live on their own (without parents). The show debuted in 2003 and Teen Titans Go!: Appetite For Disruption Season Two Part One DVD just came out this month (part two will be out in August). Season Two Part One is 26 11-minute episodes split over two discs.

For a purist who knows the Teen Titans from comic books, this might not be for you. For children whose first introduction to these superheros is through Teen Titans Go, it’s different. These are a more anime, comedic version of the Teen Titans comics. It’s the same team, and, actually, the same voices as the old cartoon. But this franchise is supposed to stand alone. It’s not meant to be a continuation of the Teen Titans series. 

If you’re looking for an educational show, this is not it. One of the episodes, “Money Grandma” is named so because the Teen Titans call George Washington Money Grandma (because apparently, he looks like a woman on the back of the dollar bill. And since there aren’t any parents, there’s no one wise to explain that he is, in fact, a he). The show is fast paced, the animation is great, and the episodes … well, that depends on your age.

As an adult and/or parent, this show is kind of annoying. But this isn’t made for parents. It’s designed for young, new fans of DC Comics. It’s an entry point for them. So I had to ask my friend’s 7-year-old son Michael who is a huge superhero fan.

What do you like about Teen Titans Go? We asked him. He replied: “Beast Boy is my favorite because he changes into different animals.” I had to agree with that. Beast Boy is the green character (on the bottom right) and he does have the ability to shape-shift quickly, which amused even me. Michael had more reasons to like the Teen Titans. “Because Robin is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hilarious and he acts like grandma.” Oh, he doesn’t mean Money Grandma. He means his real grandma. “They beat bad guys up. (And) because they eat a lot of food.”

And this is where I’m laughing so hard because it’s such a funny thing to point out. They do eat a lot of junk food. Cyborg (bottom left on the cover) really, really likes pizza. No parents to tell him no, right? Actually, my friend said, “One positive as a mom is that Robin stresses it’s important to eat healthy and follow the rules.” So at leas they’re not completely running a muck. And, I mean, they can’t. They do have to defend Jump City.

But I’m not the only one laughing. Michael is too. I’m laughing because of him; he is because of Teen Titans Go. “They make me laugh,” he said. “I love everything about it.”

Think your kids will like this? You’re in luck. We are giving away three copies of Teen Titans Go!: Appetite For Disruption Season Two Part One DVD’s. That means three lucky winners. The giveaway starts now and ends at 11:59pm EST on May 8. The winners must be US residents who are 18 or older. The winners will be contacted via the email address left in the Rafflecopter and will have 24 hours to respond before another winner is selected.

Good luck.

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Amazon: Fossil Sydney Print Shopper Shoulder Bag Only $53.99

Amazon: Fossil Sydney Print Shopper Shoulder Bag Only $53.99

Need a new purse? This one is great!!

This Fossil Sydney Print Shopper Shoulder Bag is only $53.99. It’s usually $128 so this is a really good price. There’s also a black/floral Fossil purse via that link too, but that one is $96 — and not as cute in my opinion. But hey, maybe you need two bags for spring? This is really making me want to pick up a few purses to start spring.

Prices on Amazon are subject to change at any time, so be sure to review your total at checkout. For more Amazon deals, be sure to check out our Amazon deals link.

Oven-Roasted Carrots

Oven-Roasted Carrots

oven-roasted-carrotsPete makes juice using carrots, apples, and ginger all the time. He has it down to a science, really.

But sometimes, I like to have carrots in its purest form. I’ll peel carrots and just enjoy them that way, but never with dinner. At dinner, I have to dress them up a little bit. So now, I’ll make Pete’s Oven-Roasted Carrots recipe. He made them for me once and I liked them so much that I actually make them all the time now.

After you try this recipe once, you’ll be making them all the time too.

Oven-Roasted Carrots

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What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound carrots
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Italian seasoning

What You’ll Do:

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Pre-heat the oven to 400.

Chop the ends off the carrots, then slice them in half. You don’t need to peel these, which saves you a ton of time.

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Place them cut side down on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.

Bake for 35 minutes, until the carrots are tender.

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I served these with a kale baked ziti, but you can serve it with almost anything.

Oven-Roasted Carrots
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound carrots
  2. Salt
  3. Pepper
  4. Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400.
  2. Chop the ends off the carrots, then slice them in half. You don’t need to peel these, which saves you a ton of time.
  3. Place them cut side down on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, until the carrots are tender.
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Amazon: Wine Barrel Cork Cage Only $22.13 (Reg. $35.93)

Amazon: Wine Barrel Cork Cage Only $22.13 (Reg. $35.93)

wine-cork-barrelDo you collect wine corks?

You need this wine barrel cork cage. It’s just $22.13 on Amazon (reg. $35.93). If that’s not enough for you (or if you also know someone who collects these), you can pick up the wine barrel and bottle set for only $55.99.

If you’re looking for something to do with your wine corks, you can check out our wine cork table cards tutorial from A Bride On A Budget.

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Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Earn 125 Free Points (& New Kellogg’s Printable)

Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Earn 125 Free Points (& New Kellogg’s Printable)

Kellogg’s Family Rewards just put out a new free code, which is great. Any help to get to rewards quicker is appreciated over here.

Just head over to the Kellogg’s Family Rewards site and enter the code KFRTHANKYOUBONUS to get 100 points added to your account. Then, enter the code BLOGLOVINRKTREAT for another 25 points.

You can use these points for coupons, rewards like cereal bowls and tote bags, sweepstakes, and more. How many points do you have?

There are also new coupons you can print without using points below:

Thanks YDF.

Amazon: LEGO Education DUPLO Tubes Experiment Set Only $97.71 (Reg. $114.95)

Amazon: LEGO Education DUPLO Tubes Experiment Set Only $97.71 (Reg. $114.95)

legoWow.

The LEGO Education DUPLO Tubes Experiment Set is $97.71. It’s usually $114.95. It comes with 147 pieces!

A little about it from Amazon:

The LEGO Education147-piece DUPLO tubes experiment set includes tube-shaped elements to help children 18 months and older explore dimensions and shapes, using imagination and creativity, while developing fine motor skills. Tubes and round shapes encourage children to investigate input and output, cause and effect, and gravity in action.

Prices on Amazon are subject to change at any time, so be sure to review your total at checkout. For more Amazon deals, be sure to check out our Amazon deals link.