Love, Juliebug: March 2014

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Most families I know have a family recipe for something. A lot of times it for something that is just a little bit off the wall and wacky. Many times those outside the family don't want to try it. I'm telling you this is not one of those recipes. Actually, growing up I wholeheartedly disliked this recipe. Now that I am a full-fledged adult, my taste buds have shifted. Thankfully. Otherwise, I'd still be missing out on all this yummy goodness. It is my pleasure to introduce you to my new family favorite...

This recipe is beyond easy. Seriously very simple. 

1 bag coleslaw mix (cabbage and carrots)
1 can pineapple tidbits
Green onions to taste

Coleslaw dressing:
1 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 c. sugar
2 T. vinegar (I like Apple Cider the best)
1 T. pineapple juice

Combine the coleslaw mix, green onions, and pineapple in a bowl, draining the pineapple juice and reserving a tablespoon of the juice for the dressing. Set aside.

Put the mayonnaise in a small bowl. Add the sugar to the top and do not stir. Add the vinegar on top of the sugar. Let it sit on the sugar until it is dissolved. Add the pineapple juice. Stir.

Mix the dressing with the salad and try not to eat the whole bowl full.

Have you discovered the awesomeness that is Crazy 8? When they moved into our mall there was a buzz around town. Right now you can get 40% off New Spring Styles at Crazy 8!  They have so many adorable items right now. Just look below for a sampling:

This baby girl dress is stunning. I love the pattern and the colors.

What baby boy wouldn't look adorable in this bold screenprinted shirt?

This has to be my favorite however. I wish I had a newborn girl to put in this cute ruffled onesie!

They have many other items in sizes from newborn to size 12. So head on over and see what you can find. :)

DVD Swoops in on March 25th with Never-Before-Seen Dragons and Exclusive Offers for The School of Dragons Online Game

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 4, 2014) – DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon fans can soar higher than ever before when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases on DVD the first part of the award-winning top-rated TV series, DreamWorks DRAGONS: DEFENDERS OF BERK. Available everywhere March 25, the DVD kicks off the franchise’s “Year of the Dragon” which will continue with the highly anticipated film sequel arriving in theaters this June as well as Dragon game apps, books and other fan experiences releasing throughout the year. The DVD of the 2013 Annie Award winner for Best Animated Television Production for Children is loaded with exciting bonus content for the whole family to enjoy and contains 10 epic adventures and four all-new dragons.

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Academy Award® nominated movie How to Train Your Dragon, DRAGONS: DEFENDERS OF BERK PART 1 follows Hiccup and his fellow dragon trainers as they battle to protect their island home. The young Vikings must put their dragon training skills to the test to defeat dangerous and surprising new enemies! The series features original voice talent from the film including Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse and will include, Zack Pearlman and more.

Defenders of Berk, and the previously released Riders of Berk, is a must-own for any Dragons fan to catch up before the summer event when How to Train Your Dragon 2 hits theatres June 13th! The DVD is jam-packed with special features that dive deeper into the exciting world of Dragons, including Dragon Tracker Part 3 featuring an in-depth look at the Screaming Death, Fireworm Queen, Flightmare and Skrill dragons; Evolution of Screaming Death, a featurette with visual effects supervisor David Jones who explains the history behind this interesting and scary dragon; and the “SuperFly” Dragon Mash-up music video. When it comes to action and excitement, the sky’s the limit in this high-flying animated TV series.

Fans that purchase the DVD will also get a Digital HD UltraViolet™ code for the title and an offer for exclusive battle gear and one month’s free subscription to School of Dragons, the online game from JumpStart based on DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise. With cinema-like graphics and an immersive 3D world, it takes more than courage to train a dragon but brains as well. For more information, visit

We are also giving away a 2 DVD set to one lucky reader! Enter below between 3/26 - 4/4, 2014.

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**Walk Alongside Dinosaurs and Bring the Journey Home this Easter**

Migrates to Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD March 25

LOS ANGELES (February 6, 2014) – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and BBC Earth Films invite you to bring home Walking with Dinosaurs The Movie, an awe-inspiring adventure 70 million years in the making, now stomping in just in time for Easter. 

Dino fans of all ages will be ‘herding” to get their own copy of Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie, releasing on Blu-rayand DVD March 25.  Hailed by viewers for its explosive visual achievements, Walking With Dinosaurs is "Jurassic Park meets The Lion King” (The Today Show) and “…too good a visual treat to miss” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Experience the spectacular story that brings dinosaurs to life and the viewer back in time. Directed by Barry Cook (Mulan, Arthur Christmas) and Neil Nightingale (Meerkats: The Movie) and the writer behind the hit film Happy Feet, Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie features heart-warming performances from an incredible ensemble of Hollywood’s biggest stars including: John Leguizamo (Ice Age, Rio 2), Justin Long (Alvin and the Chipmunks, Dodgeball) and Karl Urban (Star Trek). 

Satisfy your omnivorous appetite with tons of interactive bonus content including:
·         “The Ultimate Dino Guide” where hatchlings of all ages will be immersed in their own personal journey to uncover the greatest secrets about their favorite dinos. 

·         Test your skill by learning a whole new language with “Match the Call,” and hear how Dinos communicated with their friends and foes.
·         “Interactive Map” takes the viewer on an interactive tour of where dinos roamed the earth, uncovering the same places people live today.
·         Become a dino expert as you watch the movie and follow along with the pop-up “Brainosaur Trivia Track”
Filmed with the latest in cutting edge 3D technology, Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie taps the masterminds behind visual hits like Avatar, using Cameron Pace Fusion 3D technology to fully immerse viewers while recruiting animation house, Animal Logic (The Matrix Trilogy, 300), to bring digital dino magic to life by creating photorealistic dinosaurs based on paleontological research from world experts retained by the BBC.
The gigantic voice talents of Justin Long (Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise) and John Leguizamo (Ice Age franchise) take you on a thrilling prehistoric journey the whole family will enjoy! In a time when dinosaurs rule the Earth, the smallest of the pack — a playful Pachyrhinosaurus named Patchi — embarks on the biggest adventure of his life. As he tries to find his place in a spectacular world filled with fun-loving friends and a few dangerous foes, Patchi will discover the courage he needs to become the leader of the herd...and a hero for the ages.

The film’s run time is approximately 87 minutes and is rated PG for creature action and peril, and mild, rude humor.

We have some fun printables for you to download!! Just click on the picture to go to the download page.

Don't forget to enter to win your very own copy of Walking With Dinosaurs on Blu-ray combo pack. (Btw, combo pack means Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy.) The giveaway runs 3/24/14 to 3/31/14 at 11:59 pm.


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Have I told you about my awesome J'Adore Vox Box? I got it a while back and have been loving the products in it! When you get the hot pink box with the word Influenster on it you can't help but smile. 

This is what I received and seriously, that bag of Hershey's Kisses is HUGE! 

Unfortunately, my husband and kiddo seemed to confiscate most of these little chocolate goodies. As always we love our Hershey's Kisses.

Red Rose is a new favorite. Their tea has such a good flavor but then I've been on a hot tea kick here in second winter. 

I love straightening my hair and this stuff rocks. I mean, it rocks. There's nothing better than having super straight hair with much less work.

I also received Vaseline lotion spray for Men. My hubby has really liked it so far. So there you have it, my J'Adore VoxBox! 

Disney's Frozen is one of the top movies of the year. If your kids haven't begged you to take them to see it when it was in theaters, I am sure they are asking for it! Frozen comes out on DVD on March 18th, but we are giving you the opportunity to win Frozen on Blu Ray Combo Pack as well as $20 in coupons from Kidfresh Healthy Frozen Kid's Meals. Jennifer with Life Of A Southern Mom had the opportunity to work with Kidfresh and get a sneak peak of Frozen! Head on over here to check out her review and what her boys thought of Frozen!

Product Description: Frozen is a fairy tale about overcoming obstacles and the power of true love. Princesses Anna and Elsa are sisters and the closest friends until one day Elsa discovers that she can no longer control her power to create ice and snow. Terrified for the safety of her sister and everyone around her, Elsa isolates herself and vows to never feel any sort of passionate emotion again in hopes of suppressing her powers. But when Elsa comes of age and is set to be crowned queen, she must open the gates of the palace and let in the public, not to mention her sister Anna. Things go horribly wrong and Anna pursues her sister into the mountains in an attempt to save Elsa and reverse the deep freeze that Elsa has inadvertently released on the kingdom of Arendelle. Along the way, Anna joins forces with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), an ice seller with a strangely close relationship with his reindeer Sven, and Olaf (Josh Gad), a goofy snowman whom she suddenly remembers from early childhood. In the end, Anna and Elsa discover that only by embracing their deepest feelings do they have a chance of saving themselves and the kingdom.

I know my daughter is a HUGE fan of this movie but as a grown up I've also found myself singing the great songs. It's wonderful to see a princess not really needing to be rescued by the prince. I also loved that there's no big scary bad guy.

**Giveaway Details**
March 18th – March 25th at 11:59PM EST
Open to US residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Prize: One lucky winner will win Disney Frozen Movie Night Package that includes Disney Frozen Blu-Ray Combo Pack, (5) FREE Kidfresh Coupons & ($5) $1 off Kidfresh Coupons. (Value $40)

**How to Enter**
Enter using the Entry Form below. By entering you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions listed on the Entry Form. All winning entries will be verified. Winner will receive an email from Jennifer at and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck and thanks for entering.

Disclosure: Love, Juliebug did not receive any compensation for promoting this event. Life Of A Southern Mom is responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed by, affiliated with, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any other social media platform. If you have any questions or would like to see your product on Life of a Southern Mom contact Jennifer at lifeofasouthernmom@gmail{dot}com.

With today being St. Patrick's Day I thought I'd share some info about the man behind the holiday. Saint Patrick was was a 5th-century Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. When he was about 16, he was captured from his home in Great Britain, and taken as a slave to Ireland, where he lived for six years before escaping and returning to his family. After becoming a cleric, he returned to northern and western Ireland. In later life, he served as an ordained bishop, but little is known about the places where he worked. By the seventh century, he had already come to be revered as the patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day is observed on 17 March, the date of his death. 

But, St. Patrick's Day is not only a day to remember Saint Patrick. It's also morphed into a day of fun about all things Irish from Shamrocks to Leprechauns. It is a fun holiday filled with many adorable crafts and snacks for kids as well. I thought I'd share my ten favorite ideas from Pinterest. Each photo is linked with its original page. Enjoy! 

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st. patricks day crafts for kids | Mums make lists ...: St Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids
St. Patrick's Day Snacks to Make With Your Kids - iVillage
Easy St. Patrick's Day Crafts For Kids - Sassy Dealz
St. Patrick's day snack
Shamrock Suncatchers St Patricks Day Craft for Kids
After school St. Patricks Day snack
Rainbow Craft - St. Patrick's Day Craft
St. Patrick's Day Snacks for Kids
St. Patrick's Day Craft
Great St. Patrick's Day Snack ideas for kids!
Whatever you do today, make it a fun one! Enjoy time with your loved ones and relish each moment.
As a member of Fox Home Entertainment Insiders there are definite perks. Case in point, getting a digital code for Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie on M-Go before it has even been released on DVD! By the way, March 25th is the official release date.

Have you heard of M-Go yet? It’s a new platform to watch films digitally, bringing you the very latest movie and TV releases to rent or own on demand with instant, high-quality video streaming across your favorite screens. I love the fact that you can usually watch a movie earlier in digital format and that it is very portable! My husband can bring a whole library of movies with him on his tablet.
Now, about Walking with Dinosaurs; dinosaurs have always fascinated the imagination of kids and my daughter is no different. The cool thing about this movie is that you learn while you are being entertained. Take a look at this clip to see for yourself.

Cute right? I love how it looks so real yet has the fun and whimsy of an animated feature.

Did you know? 

1. A stegosaurus was twice as heavy as a car, but had a brain only as big as a kitten? 

2. Dinosaurs were not alone! Alphadons were small mammals, similar to possums, that roamed the earth with dinos! 

3. Some believe that the Tyrannosaurus rex might have had feathers! 

4. Pachyrhinosaurus (the kind of dinosaur Patchi was) means “thick nose reptile”, probably named for the pad of bone it had on its face, instead of horns or a brow! 

5. Carnivores are believed to have lived to be about 30 years old, while herbivores lived even longer than that! 


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Holy moly, I was young here! This was taken in my Senior Year in High School. Most likely my best friend Steph was behind the camera here but I could be wrong on the count. It is hard to believe it has been twenty, yes twenty, years since I was in High School. And, as a side note, I hate that I thought I was fat in this photo. 

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