Sep 23, 2020

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Disclosure: Terms and conditions for the giveaway can be found above the giveaway form and in the giveaway form. Affiliate links are used in this post. You can read my full disclosure here.

Welcome to the TVStoreOnline.com Fall $50 Choice Giveaway!

1 Winner TVStoreOnline.com Fall $50 Choice

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.


Host is Michigan Saving and More

 

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This giveaway's Sponsor is:

TVStoreOnline.com


IT ALL STARTED WITH A DREAM TO PROVIDE EVERYONE NEAR OR FAR WITH ACCESS TO CULT CLASSIC MEMORABILIA WITH THE CLICK OF A BUTTON. THE LOVE OF POP CULTURE AND ALL OF ITS GENRES (TV, MOVIES, COMICS, MUSIC) HELPED SPROUT THIS DREAM. TV STORE ONLINE DEVELOPED FROM AN IDEA TO A REALITY STARTING IN 2004 OUT OF THEIR BASEMENT.

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1 Winner receives a TVStoreOnline.com Fall $50 Choice Giveaway



TVStoreOnline.com Fall $50 Giveaway - Choice of product

up to $50 RV

See review HERE.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstake is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/14/20. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 


The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Sponsors interested in joining our gift guides can see the information HERE.


Enter the giveaway by using the form below.
Good luck!
 

Sep 22, 2020

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Disclosure: Terms and conditions for the giveaway can be found above the giveaway. Affiliate links are used in this post. You can read my full disclosure here.

Winning Moves Fall Fun Giveaway


Welcome to the Winning Moves Fall Fun Giveaway!

3 Winners in the Winning Moves Fall Fun Giveaway

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.


Host is Michigan Saving and More

 


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This giveaway's Sponsor is:

WINNING MOVES GAMES

Winning Moves USA (WMUSA) is a leading maker of board games, card games, and puzzles. Since WMUSA's first year of operation in 1995, the company has forged a close relationship with one of the world's largest game companies, Hasbro, Inc., owner of Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley. WMUSA also has a great relationship with Seven Towns, Ltd. (the owners of the Rubik's brand). As a result, many long-lived Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley games & Rubik's puzzles are now marketed by WMUSA!


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3 Winners receive a Winning Moves Fall Fun Game Bundle

Winner 1 receives Pass the Pigs, Tile Up Scrabble, and Metallic Rubik's Cube - $77.40 RV

Winner 2 receives Pass the Pigs - Pig Party, Risk Europe, Rubik's Orbit - $72.85 RV

Winner 3 receives Pass the Pigs - Big Pigs, Rubik's Christmas Tree, Scattergories - $69.85 RV


The Prizes


Rubiks

RUBIKS CHRISTMAS TREE

See review HERE.


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Tile lock scrabble

LARGE PRINT TILE LOCK SCRABBLE

See review HERE.


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pass the pigs

PASS THE PIGS

See review HERE.


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pass the pigs big pigs

PASS THE PIGS BIG PIGS

See review HERE.


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pass the pigs pig party

Pass the Pigs - Pig Party

See review HERE.


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Risk Europe

RISK EUROPE

See review HERE.


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Rubiks

RUBIK’S ORBIT

See review HERE.


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rubiks

RUBIKS METALLIC

See review HERE.


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scattergories

Scattergories

See review HERE.


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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstake is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/13/20. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 


The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.


Sponsors interested in joining our gift guides can see the information HERE.


Enter the giveaway by using the form below.
Good luck!
 

Sep 11, 2020

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With the new Disney Live-Action Mulan movie recently coming out on Disney+ and with Halloween coming up. there are probably going to be a lot of kids wanting to dress up as Mulan for Halloween.



Which brings up the question: 


Can my non-Asian child go as Mulan for Halloween? 

Being half-Chinese, I have had others ask me for my thoughts, and have shared in private, but hesitated to make a post before because I thought being born in America, I do not have as much say as someone who was born and raised in China, and maybe I don't, but here are my thoughts as an Asian American:


In my opinion, YES! You and or your child can dress up as Mulan for Halloween, BUT make sure the costume is recognizable as the character, so buying an approved Disney costume (like the ones pictured above) is your best bet, but you can handmake your own too, there are plenty of amazing Disney cosplayers who do a great job. It's just important your costume is recognizable as Mulan, otherwise it crosses into cultural appropriation.


Cultural appropriation, according to Oxford is:  

"The unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of the customs, practices, ideas, etc. of one people or society by members of another and typically more dominant people or society."


Wearing a hanfu, qipao or cheongsam on Halloween is inappropriate. Being Chinese is not a costume. It is even worse when traditional Chinese attire is made "sexy" as Fawnia Soo-Hoo says perfectly:

"My big beef with the sexed up version of a qipao is that it perpetuates the stereotype that Chinese women are "exotic," subservient sluts. " - Fawnia Soo-Hoo (source)


 The "sexy" versions are NEVER okay. It is disrespectful and distasteful. 


Now if you want to wear a qipao or cheongsam, I feel that is totally fine, just not on Halloween and not as a costume.


So if not Halloween, you might be wondering when can I wear Chinese cultural attire? And is it okay for a non-Chinese person to wear traditional Chinese outfits?? 


My answer: You do not have to be Chinese to wear a hanfu, cheongsam, qipao, etc. You can wear them to any formal event such as a wedding or a gala, or more casual or inspired attire could even be worn to work. 


For example, Rachel Green in Friends wears a beautiful black floral cheongsam to her friend, Pheobe Buffay's, elegant bachelorette party:



Rachel also wore a black Chinese-inspired dress as a casual everyday dress in the season 2 episode 11:


I use Friends as a reference because I have seen each episode at least a dozen times and Rachel's Asian inspired outfits definitely stood out to me, and she wore them appropriately, so she is a great example of when you can wear traditional Chinese clothing without it crossing into cultural appropriation. 

Now, this is just one Asian American's opinion. I know there are others who would say if you aren't of that culture, you can't ever wear that attire, but personally, I feel this is taking it too far. There is nothing wrong with admiring and wanting to dress in another culture's clothing, but if you think you can only wear it as a costume on Halloween, then that's the problem.

Mulan is okay for Halloween because she is a fictional character and she has very distinct outfits. As long as it is obvious that you or your child is dressed as Mulan, then go for it! But dressing up in a qipao, cheongsam, hanfu, etc., that does not resemble Mulan at all and saying you are "Mulan" or worse claiming you are "Chinese" for Halloween, is not okay.

Race and cultures are not costumes. You can pretend to be Mulan. You can't pretend to be Chinese.





Sep 9, 2020

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Disclosure: Affiliate links are used in this post. You can read my full disclosure here. While this is not a sponsored post, I did receive Ocean’s Halo Pozole Broth for free in a giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Quick & Easy Pozole Recipe

I never even heard of Pozole until I got a container of Ocean's Halo Pozole Broth to try. The back of the container simply said to heat the broth to the desired temperature and basically add whatever you want, so I did some more research online to see what typically goes into Pozole, and then I made it my own!



Makes about 4-6 servings.
Time: ~15 - 30 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 container of Ocean’s Halo Pozole Broth (32oz)
  • 1lb boneless diced pork or pork stew meat
  • 1 small sweet or yellow onion
  • 1 bag frozen corn (~12oz cooked) or 1 can of corn (~15.25oz)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
  • 1 can beans (15oz) drained 
    • white kidney, red kidney, black, or whichever bean you like, can even mix beans
  • Pepper or hot sauce to taste
  • Shredded cheese and/or lettuce to taste

Feel free to adjust the amounts to your liking! The amounts are only there to give you an idea of what I used. 


Instructions:

Step 1: Chop/Dice onion


Step 2: Brown pork in a pan


Step 3: Add broth to a saucepan with onions, pork, corn, tomatoes, beans and cook on medium heat till the desired temperature


Step 4: Season with pepper or hot sauce to taste


Step 5: Top with cheese and/or lettuce and enjoy!



Vegan Option: Can be made vegan! Just leave out the pork and cheese!


Have you had Pozole? Let me know what you put in yours in the comments!




Sep 5, 2020

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Disclosure: Terms and conditions for the giveaway can be found below the giveaway form and in the giveaway form. Affiliate links are used in this post. You can read my full disclosure here.



Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy


Winner Will Receive a:  

PAW Patrol: Jet to the Rescue DVD! 



About the Prize!

PAW Patrol: Jet to the Rescue episodes: 
Jet to the Rescue 
Pups Save a High-Flying Skye 
Pups Save Skye 
Pups Save a Flying Kitty 
Pups Save an Ace 


PAW Patrol: Jet to the Rescue synopsis: 

Get ready to zoom back to Barkingburg with the pups in this all-new TV movie. When the scheming Duke of Flappington steals a powerful levitation gem from the royal castle, it’s up to the PAW Patrol to jet to the rescue before the town is lost forever. Then, join the PAW Patrol for even more high-flying adventures where they’ll save a stunt pilot, one of Mayor Humdinger’s kittens and even Skye when she breaks her wing flying to Jake’s Mountain.


PAW Patrol: Jet to the Rescue fast facts: 
Amazon Street Date: September 3, 2020 
National Street Date: September 8, 2020 
Running Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes 


Open to entrants from the United States only! Must be 18+ to enter.
Giveaway Dates ~ 9/5 9:00AM EST through 9/30 11:59PM EST


Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.