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The Movers - Imagination Movers

Since my daughter first started watching The Disney Channel as a toddler, she has LOVED watching the Imagination Movers.  They sing.  They dance.  They play instruments.  They solve problems.  As their motto says, they ““Reach high, think big, work hard, have fun!”  Grace loved the show.  I actually liked it too.  However, at some point we stopped seeing the Imagination Movers on The Disney Channel schedule.  We missed seeing the Movers’ solve their “idea emergencies”.  So, when Disney launched it’s new  24 hour a day Disney Junior Channel with the Imagination Movers in the line up – we were overjoyed!

Now, let me tell you why I like the Movers – Rich, Scott, Dave, and Smitty…. These four dads began meeting together after their children when to bed, writing songs and brainstorming about a children’s television show.  They started out performing in their hometown of New Orleans and now their reach is worldwide.   Movers’ songs are inspired by their kids at home (Rich has five children; Dave and Scott each have two.) Did you know Smitty’s day job used to be fire fighter and first responder?  Cool.  Right? In 2009, the Imagination Movers won a Daytime Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for outstanding original song in the children’s show/animation category. For more about the Movers, go HERE for a complete bio.  It is very interesting.

As you can see, I am a fan!  That is why when I was contacted asking my interest in reviewing and hosting a giveaway for the Imagination Movers CD/DVD “Rock- O- Matic” as well as get the word out about their live tour- I could not respond with a wholehearted YES! quick enough.

Imagination Movers CD/DVD

Next up for the Movers: Razor + Tie is releasing a brand-new Movers’ CD/DVD, titled Rock-O-Matic, — and new Disney Junior episodes will debut soon — as the band prepares to hit the road for a massive 2012 North American concert tour. Says Collins (Rich):  “Our goal is to make many kids’ first concert experience also one of their parents’ most memorable experiences. We hope everyone leaves needing a nap!”

I received the CD/DVD package in the mail and my daughter went CRAZY!  Grace is 5 years old and started Kindergarten this year.  So, I want you to know, the Movers’ are not just for your toddlers and pre-schoolers.  My kidnergartener watches the Imagination Movers, every morning, as your routine, before getting dressed for school.

Here is what the Imagination Movers website says about their new release, ROCK-O-MATIC:

Rock-O-Matic’ features the band’s most irresistible songs to date, including the anthemic title track — reminiscent of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” — as well as the dancehall party groove “Everybody Sing” and “Dear Old Dad,” a ska-inspired ode to fathers everywhere. The DVD features live-action and animated music videos as well as skits that recall old-school Movers comedy heroes like Monty Python and the Monkees as well as the type of high-energy hijinks the Movers are famous for on their own hit television series.

The CD is full of new songs which are also found on the DVD.  Also, this DVD is not just episodes of the Imagination Movers, as you would see them on Disney Junior.  It is all new skits, live action and animation, and songs – of course.  It’s the Movers’ in a new light.  Once my daughter realized it wasn’t the Movers’ just hanging out in their Warehouse, she really liked it.  I really can’t tell you how often we either listen to the CD, or actually watch the DVD on our way to school.   That is HIGH PRAISE for a 5 year old.  I enjoyed it all as well.  The Movers' a giveaway

The Tour is in progress!  Do not miss out on your tickets!  HERE is the link to the LIVE CONCERT TOUR DATES!!!  They are coming to our area of the Midwest and I hope to get tickets for us!

Would you like to win a Imagination Movers : ROCK-O-MATIC CD/ DVD package?  Razor and Tie is providing one reader their own copy of the ROCK-O-MATIC CD/DVD package!

Giveaway Rules:

You may receive FOUR (4) total entries to the giveaway:

1) Leave a comment on this post telling me what you think about the Imagination Movers.

2) Visit Imagination Movers on Facebook and become a fan. Then leave a comment below and tell me you did so.

3) Follow Imagination Movers on Twitter (@iMovers), and leave a comment telling me you did so.

4) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

This giveaway runs 9/12/2012 to 9/28/2012.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was given one copy of the Imagination Movers Rock-O-Matic CD/ DVD package and asked to review and host a giveaway.  However, the ideas, opinions and review are all my own. 


Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays

Our family loves to grill and I consider my husband the grill master.  Actually all our extended family thinks my hubby, Chris,  is the best at the grill as well.  He has spoiled me.  I no longer enjoy a steak at a steak house or restaurant as I prefer how Chris grills my steaks.  Spoiled?  Why yes I am.   But buying steaks can be expensive and we just don’t do it very often.  So, when I was approached to get the word out about Walmart’s new line of top quality USDA Choice steaks by creating the best summer BBQ on a budget possible I was quick to say yes.

USDA Choice label WalmartDid you know :

  • Customers across the country can now enjoy Walmart’s premium selection and wide assortment of top quality USDA Choice steak, including T-bone, NY Strip, Filet, Rib eye, and Top Sirloin, at a great price.
  • Walmart selects the best USDA Choice cuts, tender-ages the steak to perfection, and, as we do with all our steaks, makes sure it undergoes rigorous USDA inspections for quality and safety. In fact, only 1 in 5 steaks qualify for Walmart’s USDA Choice Premium Beef label.
  • Walmart is so confident that you’ll love our top quality USDA Choice steaks that we offer a 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee. If you aren’t fully satisfied, just bring back your receipt for your money back.

It is easy to tell which steaks at Walmart are USDA Premium Beef – just look for the black tray packaging in the meat section.

On a recent shopping trip to Walmart I was able to purchase a USDA Choice package of two thick cut New York strips as well as a package of two thin cut rib eyes.   My 5 year old daughter loves steak as much as her parents, so I buy a thin cut for her.  I was excited to find the rib eyes were marked down that day! You may not be able to tell from the picture, but the yellow tag on the rib eye says $6.77!  Woo hoo!  I have often found the USDA Choice steaks are marked down.  If you are not looking for one particular cut, you can buy the marked down steak and keep the budget in line.   The marked down steak will say to use or freeze by a particular date which is usually that date.  I love to buy them and just stick them in the freezer until ready to grill.  I also bought fresh sweet corn on sale in the produce section and ingredients for a fresh salad.  Now we are ready for a summer steak BBQ on a budget!

We season our steaks with McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce and always keep these ingredients on hand for steaks and hamburgers.  You will see from the picture, my Montreal Steak seasoning is almost empty! We use it all the time.

Summer Steak BBQ on a Budget

My husband will shake the Montreal seasoning and Worcestershire sauce on both sides of each steak, then let them sit to marinade for about 30 minutes.  Then… off to the grill they go.

USDA Choice Premium Beef

We were very please with the flavor and quality of our steaks.  I have to be honest, we have stayed away from buying steaks at Walmart for several years.  We were just never satisfied with the quality.  Well….. that is no longer the case.  We will be buying our USDA Choice Premium Steaks at Walmart for now on… We already buy all our other groceries at Walmart due to the everyday low pricing guarantee.  Now we will be buying our steaks there as well!

I was provided with a $25 Walmart gift card to buy the steaks and other ingredients for our BBQ on a budget.  GUESS WHAT? One Tempt My Tummy Tuesday participant will also receive a a $25 Walmart gift card!!


To enter the $25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway for the Summer Steak BBQ on a Budget YOU MUST:

  • Participate in the Tempt My Tummy Tuesday recipe carnival this week by linking your recipe AND you must link back to this post.  Leave a comment telling me you linked up and linked back to this post.

For additional entries:

  • Mention this giveaway on Twitter.  You can say “A summer BBQ is better on a budget-$25 gift card giveaway @Blessedwgrace”.  You must leave a separate comment telling me about your tweet.
  • Mention the giveaway on Facebook and linking back to this post.  You must leave a separate comment telling me about your FB post.
  • Follow Blessed With Grace on Facebook and leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

I will close the giveaway on Monday, August 20th at 5pm.  The winner will be chosen by random.

Good luck and happy grilling!

Disclaimer: I was given a $25 Walmart gift card to purchase the USDA Choice steaks from Walmart.  However, my comments and opinions about the quality of the steaks are all mine.



How eMeals Helped Me {Giveaway}

April 24, 2012

I am so excited to share what I know about eMeals with my readers.  Are you familiar with this menu planning website?  eMeals is easy meals for frugal families.   My husband and I went through the Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, just ending it two weeks ago.  With this program, we began to look at […]

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Tempt My Tummy Tuesday….Your Best Thanksgiving Ever!

October 31, 2011

I am SO excited this week!  I am doing things a little different today.  I want to tell you about a wonderful eBook written by my dear friend Tara Ziegmont from Feels Like Home blog.  She has put together tips, hints, recipes and organizational planning to help you have Your Best Thanksgiving Ever! Whether you […]

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A Ravioli Reinvention… Spinach Ravioli Lasagna with Sweet Italian Sausage

August 12, 2011

I previously shared a new recipe I created for ravioli lasagna.  It was so easy I decided to make it again but with a new variation, using sweet Italian sausage.  I really enjoy using the Pasta Prima Organic Spinach and Cheese ravioli.  These products use the highest quality, 100% natural ingredients.   They are preservative free […]

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Olivia’s Crouton Company- Review and Giveaway

September 19, 2010

Before our move (one month ago), I was sent a case of Olivia’s Crouton Company products.  Of course with the move and unpacking, my use of these products and review were put on hold.  Well, I am PLEASED to say we finally dove into our case of crunchy, tasty goodness.    Olivia’s Crouton Company was started […]

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Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… Girard’s Dressings and a Giveaway

July 26, 2010

I am glad you are joining us for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, this week. Please be polite and follow the rules of a blog carnival, mentioning TMTT and linking back to this post from your blog post. Thanks. Disclaimer: I received the Girard’s Premium Dressings in return for a review and giveaway on my blog.  […]

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My Tea Shelf – Product Review

June 21, 2010

Disclaimer: I received this box of loose leaf tea free.  The opinions provided in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.  I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review. Are you a tea drinker?  I am not an expert of teas.  I rarely drink tea, or purchase specialty […]

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Planning for a new home and online shopping…

June 9, 2010

 You may remember our crazy six months.  Moving, moving, moving. We are currently in a rent house, and are in the process of buying a new home.  We close in two weeks! Woo hoo!  Buying a new house always makes me think about the possibilities for each room, space, wall.  You get the idea.  I […]

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Busy Mom’s Bible – A Review

February 28, 2010

I recently received, the Busy Mom’s Bible (NIV) from Zondervan Publishing. They are hosting a huge giveaway. To be entered in the giveaway, I was given, for free, this new bible – Busy Mom’s Bible, and asked to write a review and post it on my blog by March 26th. I will then be entered […]

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