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Giveaway: The Price Is Right Live Stage Show at the Walton Arts Center

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When I was a little girl I thought the Bob Barker Beauties were awesome. They'd sashay around in heels and really nice makeup helping the contestants fulfill their dream of winning a sweet new ride or a vacuum. I loved the Barker Beauties!  Everyone loves a sweet polyester skirt suit!  I'd mimic Rod Roddy's voice, "come ooooooon dooooown," while sitting and watching "The Price Is Right" with my Grandma Mayfield. I think, almost, everyone has a memory about The Price Is Right. TPIRL_WHEEL

The Price Is Right is an iconic gameshow. From the font and name tags to Plinko, The Price Is Right has been seamlessly woven into the fabric of pop culture.

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Leave it to The Walton Art Center to be awesome enough to bring a live stage show version of The Price Is Right to Northwest Arkansas!! Seriously, you guys. The Walton Art Center ups our cool factor every year. The folks over at the Walton are partnering with me to giveaway TWO tickets to The Price Is Right Stage Show, Thursday May 16th, 2013.

Wanna win? Just enter in the Rafflecopter Widget below. Winner will be chosen May 13th, at 8 am! Good luck!

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“WANT TO PLAY? NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of US, 18 years or older. Residents of New York, Florida, Rhode Island and Puerto Rico ineligible to participate as contestants.  Ticket purchase will not increase your chances of being selected to play. To register for the chance to be a contestant, visit http://apps.absolutist.com/partners/pricelive/24/.  All registrations must be received by 12:00pm CMT on May 15, 2013.  Registration also available in the Walton Arts Center Main Lobby beginning three hours prior to show time.  For complete rules & regulations, including eligibility requirements, visit or call the venue box office. To enter theater to watch show, a ticket purchase is required. Appx: 60 prizes/show, ARV of all prizes: US$25,000.  Sponsored by Good Games Live, Inc.  Void where prohibited. Price is Right Live™ FremantleMedia Operations BV. © 2013 FremantleMedia North America. All Rights Reserved.”

* Walton Employees and Immediate family members are ineligible to win. Immediate family members include (per the producers definition): mother, father, spouse, children, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, step-parents, step-children, sister, brother, grandmother, grandfather, grandchildren, and any relative or other person residing in the employee’s place of residence.

 

 

 

A Father's View: Champions For Kids and RazorFest

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I am a very involved father. I don’t say that because there aren’t others dads out there just as in tuned with their kids as I am, because they are out there. The problem is our collective community still sees parenting as a female role and the father’s position as being one of provider and not hands on. There is  "Mother’s Day Out”, “Mommy and Me” classes, and the list goes on and on. Since there are not as many community supported ways for dads and their kids to get together in an organized way I am always on the lookout for opportunities to share space with my kids. Recently Champions for Kids, an organization our family has partnered with in the past, headed up RazorFest in conjunction with the University of Arkansas’ Red and White football game. My kids and I love the outdoors and frequently go on Sunday morning hikes and kick a soccer ball at our local park and RazorFest was a great opportunity to get out of the house on a Saturday and interact with other kids and families just like ours. Champions for Kids is an organization dedicated to helping the whole child from food to toothbrushes to school supplies. (Side note: shouldn’t it be teethbrushes? Just putting it out there.) Champions for Kids created a fun and intentional atmosphere for dads like me to have a place to take his kids for a fun and inviting morning and also a way to teach them about the needs of others. Isaiah plays a fun carnival game

 

Helping them understand that bringing an item with us to give to someone else because they don’t have enough takes it from the abstract to a real service project for our kids. Helping them to remember that it doesn’t take a lot or even something difficult to lend a helping hand to someone else is a great lesson to start out young with and allow for blossoming and growing as they get older.

 

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Wanna learn more about the simple service projects Champions For Kids creates? Check them out on Facebook , look for simple service project ideas at Champions For Kids, check out the RazorFest site and plan to attend next year, or Follow them on Twitter!

 

-Garrett

 

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and Champions For Kids #cbias #SocialFabric all opinions are my own.

Smart Chicken® From Harps: Sweet and Spicy Apricot Jalapeño Chicken Tenders

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I watched Food Inc. and I was ruined. My heart and my stomach and conscience wouldn't let me consume another bite of meat until I knew that what I was eating was well cared for. I'd drive by chicken trucks and wince at the poor featherless birds. I discovered our local co-op and I was able to return back to my meat eating ways. My co-op offered humanely cared for animal meat. The thing is, my co-op is 45 mins away. Which means I use Harp's to fill in the gaps between my bi-weekly grocery trips. Because we are so picky about the animal products we use (we want them to be organic, all natural, and well cared for) we can't always buy meat at Harp's. Thankfully Harp's started carrying beef from our neighbor who is a natural beef farmer. Harp's has all kinds of organic and natural hidden treasures! One treasure I recently discovered was Smart Chicken®.

I found Smart Chicken® and there was much rejoicing! We have options, people! I decided to partner up with Collective Bias® to try one of the recipes from the Smart Chicken® site. Check out my path to purchase HERE

This is what I came up with

 

 

Sweet and Spicy Apricot Jalapeño Chicken Tenders

Ingredients

  • Smart Chicken® Chicken Tenders
  • Greek Yogurt 1.5c.
  • Red Jalapeños 2tsp.
  • Organic Apricot Jam 3TBsp.
  • Organic Ketchup 4 TBsp.
  • Gorgonzola 1TBsp.
  • Scallions (for garnish)
  • Salt & Pepper To taste

 

Smart Chicken® Recipe

 

Method

  1. Combine yogurt, rehydrated jalapeños, jam, ketchup, salt and pepper into the food processor and combine until we incorporated.
  2. Place tenders into  a dish and allow the chicken to marinate (over night is best).
  3. Once the chicken has marinated place on a non-stick or greased baking sheet.
  4. Broil at 450 F until cooked through.
  5. Garnish with Gorgonzola and celery.
  6. ENJOY!

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Tenders

 

Check out Smart Chicken®'s Cafe Tecumseh to see their delicious recipes or get inspiration for your own!

Also check out Smart Chicken® on Facbook

 

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® #CBias #SocialFabric. All opinions are my own!