Showing posts with label Sweepstakes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sweepstakes. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Join the #SummerOfMemories #Giveaway Campaign! #AscendingButterfly wants to 'pimp your summer'

It is officially Summa Time, Summa Time, Sum Sum Summa Time!

We want you out there making memories this summer and thought the most fun way to support you would be with a summer of giveaway fun that encourages making memories.

Today we are launching our Summer of Memories Giveaway Campaign - it's a giveaway promotion that will grow all summer!

Our first brand up is Tiny Prints and Shutterfly. Read more about my love for them HERE. They are offering YOUR choice of a $100 Gift Card to Tiny Prints or Shutterfly!

The giveaway page will be automatically updated with new giveaways so check the home-page of the blog to find out who the next giveaway brand will be! If the widget gets stuck, refresh your page and then hit the words "a Rafflecopter Giveaway" and follow the prompts to enter. (Unless noted, all giveaways end 09/01/2016 - check each giveaways launch page to double check!)

What is YOUR Favorite Summer Memory? (Yes it can be a past summer if you are still working on summer memories for this summer)

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FTC Disclosure: The Summer of Memories Giveaway Promotion is a Sponsored Promotion - products and compensation have been provided. Sponsors are responsible for prize fulfillment. Neither Ascending Butterfly nor contest sponsor(s) will be held responsible for lost or mis-directed mail. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure. All opinions are 100% my own!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I am putting my Pinky Up for the annual @WorldMarket #DoTheDownton Virtual Tea Party on Sunday,12/6, join me! RSVP!

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World Market Logo
Remember that 'Social Media Sandwich' I joined up with World Market for to serve up a day of Social Media Fun on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and more? Read more HERE if you forgot, well that event became an annual event and it's BAAAaaaCCCkk! :-)

If you are a fan of the show Downton Abbey, then this is going to be right up your alley! And if tea hits the spot for you on a cool winter day, then put that pinky up and get ready to join in the fun!

Photo Contest: (This is the HEART of what this fun day is all about! YOU!) 

Here's the 1,2,3:

What: #DoTheDownton Virtual Tea Party

When: 12/6/15


1. On December 6th make your favorite tea and put it in your prettiest tea cup!

2. Put up that pinky! Then take a sip, but don't forget to take a photo! A friend can take it for you or you can totally rock out with a tea drinking selfie!

3. Don't forget to upload it! -  Upload your photo on any of your social channels (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) showing off your best Tea Party Pose (pinky up please) and include the hashtag #DoTheDownton and tag @WorldMarket along with your photo - you can upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (or all three if you'd like, just don't forget to tag them with the hashtag)


30 Winners will each receive: - (1) $50 World Market Gift Card + (1) Exclusive Downton Abbey Tote Bag + (1) Exclusive Downton Abbey Tea Mug

These prizes will be drawn by Cost Plus World Market and winners will be notified directly by Cost Plus World Market!

#DoTheDownton Images
SECOND WAY TO PLAY: (oh no biggie, just a dream trip to London)

Do you want to win a Dream Trip to London literally fit for royalty?

Enter for a chance to win the Downton Abbey Sweepstakes here

Grand Prize Package:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Trip for 2 to London, England (including airfare + accommodations)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Private tour of Highclere Castle

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Downton Abbey Script (signed by the FULL cast)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - $1,000 World Market Gift Card

Three (3) First Prizes:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - $500 World Market Gift Card

These prizes will be awarded directly by Cost Plus World Market!

Twitter Party Join Us Graphic

THIRD WAY TO PLAY/ The TWITTER PARTY: (How about a 'Social Media Sandwich with that tea?) OK Butterflies, let's get TWEETIE with it! Let's get it trending, I want to see all my tweetie pies there! I am not a host this year, (so please be sure to follow all hosts, co-hosts and sponsor), but I am a Cost Plus World Market Ambassador and will be there showing my support!

Details for an afternoon of #DoTheDownton fun:

Date: 12/6/15

Hashtag: #DoTheDownton - This hashtag will be used on ALL channels so be sure to use this hashtag in all your tweets, status updates on facebook and google plus as well as instagram!

Times and Channels:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 9 am PST / 12 pm EST - Twitter: The party kicks off on twitter so don't forget to RSVP using the Rafflecopter RSVP Widget Below!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 1 pm PST / 4 pm EST - Facebook - The party will move to Facebook and there will be prize packs given away there too!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Instagram Takeover - Don't forget to post your Pinky Up! Photo!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST - Twitter Again: The party starts and ends on Twitter, the GRAND PRIZE is NOT to be missed!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Prize Packs: (3) $100 World Market Gift Card, Exclusive Downton Abbey Tote Bag, & Exlcusive Downton Abbey Teacup

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  Prize Packs: (2) $150 World Market Gift Card, Exclusive Downton Abbey Tote Bag, & Exlcusive Downton Abbey Teacup

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - GRAND PRIZE: (1) $250 World Market Gift Card, Exclusive Downton Abbey Tote Bag, & Exlcusive Downton Abbey Teacup


Please RSVP using the Rafflecopter Widget Below! Please remember to follow the sponsor, host and all co-hosts as per rafflecopter instructions, we need to be able to Direct Message you if you win!

Twitter RSVP Sign Up Graphic

RSVP using the Rafflecopter Widget, but if you are going to be there, I would love to know so please leave a comment here letting me know and your twitter handle too! Are you a Downtown Abbey Fan? Do you love World Market? (I have a room makeover I am going to share with you all soon with items I purchased from Cost Plus World Market!) Pinkies Up Butterflies!

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FTC Dislcosure: This is a Sponsored Post. The Twitter Party is being hosted in conjunction with Cost Plus World Market. All prizes are non-transferable with no cash redemptions, equivalents or substitutions except at Sponsor's Sole Discretion. Prize details and availability are subject to change and in the event that Sponsor is unable to provide a Winner with their Prize the Sponsor may elect to provide such Winner the approximate value of said prize in an alternate prize of comparable value. Prizes will be awarded via a random drawing and winners will be notified via Twitter's Direct Messaging System. All Winners must respond to the notification within 24 hours or an alternate winner will be selected. Party hosts and co-hosts are NOT responsible for shipment of prizing, shipping fees or insurance, prizes will be fulfilled by Cost Plus World Market. Sponsors or hosts are not responsible for lost, late or mis-directed mail. Winners are responsible for any taxes on prizes awarded. Odds of winning are based on the number of tweets, status updates and participants during each respective entry period. No Purchase Necessary. Prizes will be honored and shipped to winners ages 18 + who are United States Residents.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

#ad: Photos from the @worldmarket Press/Media Preview of #WorldMarketNYC + a #sweepstakes and MORE ways to win!

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Cost Plus World Market Logo
Remember on Monday when I told you about the upcoming opening of Cost Plus World Market's Newest Location in New York City? (Refresh your memory HERE!) By the way your feedback on that post was amazing and for those of you in cities where Cost Plus World Market doesn't have a 'brick and mortar' presence I am going to be sure to share your feedback with the 'powers that be' there - you never know when a location may pop up in a city near YOU!

On Tuesday, August 18th I got the chance to attend The Cost Plus World Market NYC Store Press/Media Preview event and it was a blast!

On Monday I shared a few of the publicity photos, which actually gave me a basis as to what I wanted to see up close and personal as well as taking some photos of the goings on at the Media Preview, so here is the opening in pictures, the first one shared is from my instagram feed:

Cost Plus World Market Press Media Preview Event for the New York City Store Grand Opening
This was taken from my phone to post to instagram!
It is definitely a 'power address' - 620 Sixth Avenue (Chelsea area between 18th and 19th Streets) is a bit like a mini-mall and there are a few other stores in that building, so you can call the building a one stop shop! I would have taken an exterior shot for you guys but there was a big construction awning outside the building that day.

DJ at Cost Plus World Market Press Media Preview Event for the New York City Store Grand Opening
DJ at Cost Plus World Market New York City Media/Press Preview Event
The official store Grand Opening begins TODAY (on Thursday, August 20th 2015 at 8:00 am). The first 100 customers through the doors from Thursday, August 20th through Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 will receive a re-usable canvas tote bag, NOTE: Each day 10 totes will contain a $50 World Market Gift Card (which can be used in store AND online at, but they will also be doing a scavenger hunt of sorts around the city for chances to win ADDITIONAL Cost Plus World Market Gift Cards!

And guess who already knows where they are going to be giving them out? If you guessed THIS butterfly you are CORRECT! So be sure to follow me (@Tracy_Iglesias) and World Market @worldmarket) on twitter as we will be tweeting out the clues as to where you can find the Cost Plus World Market Street Team around the city! All tweets will include the #WorldMarketNYC hashtag so be sure to follow all for hints so you can win a gift card! (This post ends with another way to win that will be fun for those of you who don't live in NYC to get a chance to win something too!)

There was a photo wall that contained the history of Cost Plus World Market in images which I thought was pretty awesome:

Photo Wall of Store History at Cost Plus World Market Press Media Preview Event for the New York City Store Grand Opening
I fell in LOVE with this sideboard:

Cost Plus World Market Double Shutter Doors Holbrook Sideboard
Cost Plus World Market Double Shutter Doors Holbrook Sideboard
Long time readers know I have thing for Buddha Art, so this little guy who looked ever so lonesome like he wanted me to take him home caught my eye:

Cost Plus World Market Buddha Statue
What is a party in NYC without an 'adult' beverage or two? This wine was great and I am going to have add this one to my wine collection:

SkyFall Vineyard Pinot Gris Columbia Valley 2013 (More Please!)
I fell in love with these for my bathroom, I need to find a cute tray and candle to go with it:
Cost Plus World Market Mediterranean Sea Potpourri
Cost Plus World Market Mediterranean Sea Potpourri

I love how their logo is etched into the wood, I saw this on the wall and had to nab a shot:

DISCOUNT: During Grand Opening Weekend Only shoppers will receive a 20% discount on all purchases made in the Chelsea Store! You can nab the coupon HERE!


Can't be in New York City for Grand Opening Weekend but would like a shot at a Gift Card too? No worries butterflies, I've got you covered! Check out the Cost Plus World Market 'Spruce Up Your Space' Sweepstakes! Grand Prize Package: a $5,000 World Market Shopping Spree PLUS a FREE room design with Decorist Celebrity Designer Kelli Ellis. Plus, THREE First Place Prizes who will receive a $1,000 World Market Gift Card PLUS a FREE room design with a Decorist Designer. But Hurry, this Sweepstakes ends 8/30 so get in your entry HERE.


Be sure to follow and use the #WorldMarketNYC hashtag to keep track of all the fab happenings and the special surprises around the city on 8/20

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Cost Plus World Market on FACEBOOK
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Follow Cost Plus World Market on  TWITTER
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Follow Cost Plus World Market on INSTAGRAM


My only cons are because of New York State Liquor license laws, the NY Chelsea store will NOT offer any wine, and since I can't order it online either, I am bummed I can't get their great selection to my door. They also won't be selling food at the Chelsea store, but their foods will be available at the Bed, Bath and Beyond store right next to them, so at least I can try those. I really loved getting a chance to see the online items up close. There were certain items I was going to discount based on the online descriptions, but seeing them in person changed my mind completely, there are a few storage and living space items that look so much 'richer' in person than they do online, and as for me and sofas, I need to give them a 'butt test' as in 'sit my butt on them and see if they are comfy' - and one of the daybeds which I would have never thought of, was so comfortable when I tested it that I am adding it to my wishlist and will purchase very soon.

The Press Preview was a blast and you may even spot me there for Grand Opening Weekend as well.

Have you ever shopped at Cost Plus World Market? What room in your home most needs a makeover? What items would you purchase if you won the "Spruce Up Your Space Sweepstakes"?

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FTC Disclosure: This is a compensated/sponsored post in conjunction with Cost Plus World Market, and all my opinions are 100% MY OWN. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Want to Win a 55" 4K ULTRA HD TV? Find out how with @BestBuy #UHDatBestBuy #Spon

I was lucky enough to get to preview a 4K Ultra HD TV last year at a Luxury Event for Press and have remained obsessed with them ever since (Too bad they couldn't get one of those in our gift bags right?).

Advantages to Upgrading to a 4K Ultra HDTV with Best Buy:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  Stunning Resolution! - FOUR times the picture resolution of Full HD 1080p. Increased pixels allows you to sit closer for a fully immersive experience, with lifelike and breath-taking quality and detail.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Improved Quality! - All around improved quality for movies and television shows! Sony has also introduced a 4K Ultra HD Media Player that comes loaded with free 4K content AND you can download more than 200 4K films! Learn more at

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Future Proof! - BestBuy sells 4K Ultra HDTV's with Advanced Technology, so when your unit needs to be updated, much like a computer a software update will be made available! By the way, Netflix has announced that House of Cards and Breaking Bad will be streamed in 4K, are YOU ready?

Learn more about 4K and find out how to WIN a 4K Ultra HDTV of your own from Best Buy:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Every Saturday from 11am-3pm (August 9th thru November 1st) participating stores are offering personal demonstrations, in store giveaways (including tickets and cord keepers) as well as a chance to enter to win a sweepstakes for a 55" 4K Ultra HD TV including installation and Geek Squad Protection for your new TV! (sweet prize right?) Check out for more information and to see if a store near you is participating.

My Take:

I love the Magnolia Home Theater Experience within Best Buy and since August is Audio Fest month, if you haven't already had a chance to check out a Magnolia Experience, this would be the ideal time to do so! Make an afternoon of it, get a 4K Ultra HD TV personal demonstration and check out Home Theater Sound Systems to go with your new TV. You get the chance to 'try' all the top competing brands before you buy, ask the experts any questions you may have so you get the best system for your home and experience no 'buyers remorse', what could be better than that?

Here are a few from Best Buy that are on my wishlist:

Press on the image above to purchase the Sony 79" 4K Ultra HD TV Smart 3D HDTV
Press on the image above to purchase the Samsung LED Curved 4K Ultra HD TV Smart 3D HDTV
Press on the image above to purchase the LG 79" 4K Ultra HD TV Smart 3D HDTV
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Butterflies, do you already own a 4K Ultra HD TV? If so, What is your favorite model?

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FTC DisclosureThis is a Sponsored Post in conjunction with Best Buy, I am a Best Buy Brand Ambassador and WOLF Blogger. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Ascending Butterfly does not claim medical expertise, before trying this or any other product featured on our pages please visit your physician. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Enter for a free product coupon for @Purex No Sort for Colors Laundry Detergent! + learn how to win 1K

Let's talk transfer - and no I'm not talking about a Bus Transfer or your morning commute, I'm talking Laundry. Ever get distracted while sorting and throw a red sock in with your whites by accident?

RUH ROH - That awkward moment when you turn your white underwear pink. Your favorite white dress shirt perhaps? Either way it's not pretty.

Transfer can be expensive my friends and our friends at Purex can help you prevent that from ever happening again.

Purex No Sort Laundry Detergent


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Purex® new Anti-Color Transfer Technology, traps loose dyes in the wash and does not let them settle onto other garments/fabrics.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - When your wash cycle finishes, the trapped dye is washed down the drain with the water, leaving your clothes clean and bright - Easy Peasy! (Just remember any garment that says 'dry clean only' should not be tossed in the wash!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Always forget to use the color protecting washer sheets? Now you don't have to worry!

My Take:

Let's face it sorting Laundry can be a chore and a bore, having to worry less about a mixed load of laundry is a total time saver, and I LOVE saving time! (Gives me more time for blogging and tweeting!)


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I have a ton of WIN IT opportunities to share, Purex has tons of incentive going on right now to get you clicking, but you should totally start HERE - You can win $1,000 AND a Year's Supply of Purex No Sort Laundry Detergent. 100 Runners Up will win a a FREE bottle, how cool is that? I don't know about you, but with summer coming I sure could use an extra $1,000. (That would get me to the beach, and buy me quite a few tropical drinks to enjoy too!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - You can also enter to win $1,000 and a Year's Supply by signing up for the Purex Newsletter. 

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - But Wait, There's MORE: They are also running a Mom's Night Out Contest! One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Limo Service for the evening

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Dinner at a nice restaurant
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 6 Free Movie Tickets/Passes
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - $100 Bucks for Movie Snacks

PLUS - 10 runners up will win 4 free movie passes!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - And to get the party started I can offer 1 lucky butterfly a Free Product Coupon so you can try out Purex No Sort for yourself! Who Loves YOU Butterfly?

Enter using the Rafflecopter Form Below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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FTC Disclosure: I am a Member of the Purex Insiders Program. Purex has provided me with a product sample for editorial consideration, however all opinions expressed herein are 100% my own. The sponsor is fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the product. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor. Ascending Butterfly and our giveaway sponsors are not responsible for lost or mis-directed mail.

Friday, November 22, 2013

#ad: Is furthering your Education part of your 2014 Long Term Goals? Find out how to score a 10K Scholarship to do just that! #spon

#ad: This is a Sponsored Post on behalf of Scholarships 4 Moms

I for one have been in 2014 planning mode for awhile now. Both long and short term goals are swirling around my head. From personal to professional there are a myriad of goals I have set for myself and a new year is the ideal time to begin working on them.

I worked three part time jobs and had landed a few merit scholarships to cover my College Tuition. It wasn't easy, but I know the sacrifices I made to pursue to my degree were very much worth it. Post College was a whirlwind of work and I shelved my Master's Degree dream because I was on a career path that kept me very busy.

I want to go back. I want to pursue a Master's, and I'm sure I'm not alone. I'm probably busier now then I was right after College, but despite having way more on my plate, I am not going to let anything, including this lousy economy stand in my way. I have never let any obstacle stand in the way of something I really want for myself.

5 Tips for any Adult Considering Returning to College:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Choose a Degree that is PROFITABLE - Adults have less time to experiment and knowing which Degree is 'profitable' in the long run is going to be half the battle won!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - STEM initiatives (acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are not just for younger students! Educations focusing on the Technical and Scientific Fields are actually a bit easier to find Scholarships for. I am NOT saying it will be easy to land them, but there is a bigger need especially for women in these fields and there are scholarships out there geared to students who wish to pursue a scientific or technical career!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Exhaust all options as 2013 acceptance rates showed heightened School Selectivity. It's even harder for Adult returning students to compete for those Golden Acceptance Letters, you need to be creative and exhaust as many options as possible.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Consider Distance Learning. Who said the only way to get a Degree is to attend an actual campus? Your dining room table can be your study hall, with a Distance Learning Degree, College comes to YOU on your schedule whenever, wherever.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Start with what you already know - Sit with a counselor or academic advisor to find out how your real world experience may translate into credits toward your degree. Your experience and maturity is actually an ADVANTAGE not a dis-advantage!

$10,000 Scholarship 4 Moms Sweepstakes:

Exhausting every possible option for funding is just plain smart! How about the chance to win $10K to return to school?

Benefits of entering:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - No Essay to complete!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - No GPA Score Required to Participate!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Short Registration Form!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - $10,000 to put toward the start of your DREAMS!

Instead of asking Why? Ask Why Not?

Are you still here?


Visit HERE and enter for your chance to win $10,000 to put toward your Degree! If you are a mom all I can say is this, aside from your children, your degree is the second biggest job with sacrifices you'll ever love and NEVER regret! Go for it! (I always say before any entering any competition, check out the Official Rules first!)


As a Career and Life Coach I can tell you that a Degree is a must! Hiring Managers in this economy can be way more selective, and if you don't have a degree (as a former recruiter) I can tell you a hiring manager is going to lean toward the candidate who has that Degree!

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FTC Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign brought to you by Scholarships 4 Moms and Mom Bloggers Club. All opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may visit our full giveaway and disclosure page for complete policy information.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Take me out to the ballgame - Check out my photos from the @Yankees Game and find out how to win a trip to #Florida! #SummerSequel

Kissimmee Summer Sequel

Alas butterflies, summer is winding down and Back-to-School is upon us again. (As a commuter in NYC I'm not looking forward to the teens back on the trains again, but that's a story for another day). 

Are you ready for summer to end? I for one, am NOT ready to let go of summer!

As you may remember I co-hosted the #SummerSequel Twitter Party (I saw a ton of butterflies on the party, so thanks so much for your support butterflies), Kiss News Wire, the team that is helping to drum attention to Kissimee, Florida as a fun vacation destination for families, hit baseball stadiums in addition to the twitter party to help draw attention to their super fun 'Summer Sequel Sweepstakes'.

The Grand Prize winner will win a 5 day/4 night vacation for FOUR to Kissimmee, Florida that includes accomodations at Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South, four 2-day theme park passes, dinner at Capone's Dinner & Show, an air boat ride at Ultimate Airboat Ride and a coach tour with Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida, and if that's not enough a Rental Car also! (Round trip economy air is also included for the winner and four guests!). There are two ways to enter, you can text KISS to 55155 or you can enter online at, and if you live in Atlanta the team will be at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia on August 31st. But hurry butterflies, the sweepstakes ends on September 9th!

The Kiss News Wire Team wanted to thank Ascending Butterfly for her help with the tweet up and twitter party and sent family Butterfly to a local baseball game. And no ordinary seats, but in the Delta Skybox at Yankee Stadium no less! Who could pass that up?

On August 20th, the home team pulled a double header and the Yankees swept a twin bill versus the Jays, it was a super exciting game to watch under the light of a beautiful full moon! (By the way Jayson Nix really did it big that night!)

Since this is Wordless Wednesday, I thought I'd share my pictures from the game:

Yankee Stadium, Yankees, Baseball Game

Yankee Stadium, Yankees, Baseball Game

Yankee Stadium, Yankees, Baseball Game

Yankee Stadium, Yankees, Baseball Game
Left: Mama Butterfly, Right: ME! Ascending Butterfly

Yankee Stadium, Yankees, Baseball Game
Left: Mama Butterfly, Center: Debi from the Blog, The Spring Mount 6 PackRight: ME! Ascending Butterfly

Yankee Stadium, Yankees, Baseball Game

Yankee Stadium, Yankees, Baseball Game

Yankee Stadium, Yankees, Baseball Game

Yankee Stadium, Yankees, Baseball Game
Left: Mama Butterfly, Center: Debi from the Blog, The Spring Mount 6 PackRight: ME! Ascending Butterfly

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies! Bloggers feel free to link us to your Photos leave the link as a comment to this post we'd love to see them and show you some support too! (NO Giveaway links please!)

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a Compensated Post however our Game Tickets were provided to us by Kiss News Wire. We have not been compensated to share our recap coverage of the game!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

{#Review + #Giveaway} I Took The Gorton's Seafood (@gortonsseafood ) Challenge & You Can Too!


Gortons Seafood Challenge, Gorton's Seafood

I am a seafood lover, and when I go on vacation it's my favorite part of being near the sea. I like tropical vacations, I guess it's from growing up in the North East where it's cold more months of the year than it is hot. For me a getaway means being by the Beach: palm trees, drinks served in coconuts and some kind of seafood = VACATION.

But when there is no time for a getaway, or I'm nowhere near the beach, or just want seafood for dinner I have always turned to Gorton's Seafood, much like the commercials, I do trust the Gorton's Fisherman, it's what I grew up on when I was younger and the brand I still buy today.

When Gorton's put out the Seafood Challenge, I couldn't resist participating! Gorton's is encouraging families to eat seafood twice a week and they have a collection of recipes as well as 20 products that are 200 calories or less to help encourage a healthy diet!

Gortons, Gorton's Seafood, Grilled Salmon, Fish

There are numerous benefits to eating fish:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - They contain Omega-3 fatty acids (my personal fave, Salmon, is very high in Omega-3's)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Promote Heart Health

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Decrease Blood Pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol levels

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Improve Arthritis and Joint Pain

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Lessens symptoms of Depression

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Lessens symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Supports Eye Health

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Enhances Brain Growth and Development

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Aids Brain Growth in unborn babies, infants and kids

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Decreases the risks for certain Cancers (We have done quite a bit of Cancer related Coverage this week, if you missed our coverage, read HERE and HERE)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Reduces the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease

Try it in a RECIPE:

Part of the challenge was to try out a Gorton's Seafood under 200 Calories Product in a recipe, and I prepared one of my favorites: SHRIMP and SAUSAGE STUFFED MUSHROOMS:

Shrimp and Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
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But I substituted my recipe and instead of using the shrimp from the local fish market I used Gorton's Shrimp Scampi for an extra kick of flavor!


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 1 box of Gorton's Shrimp Scampi
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 1 Kielbasa or Andouille Sausage
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 1 medium yellow or red onion, diced
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 1 small green pepper, diced
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 1 tsp of diced Garlic
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 1tbsp balsamic vinegar
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 1tsp of AllSpice
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 1 box of Panko
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 1tbsp Mayo
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 1 tbsp Mustard


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Pan Fry Chopped/Diced Sausage until done, set aside

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Saute onion, pepper and garlic

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Add Chopped/Diced Shrimp

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - A bit before the shrimp are actually done, mix (Sausage, Shrimp, onion, Pepper Garlic) into a bowl, add Mayo, Mustard, worcestershire sauce and balsamic and mix together evenly, I prefer to mix in my Panko, but if you prefer the Panko on top and not mixed into the mixture then go ahead and spoon the mix into your preferred mushrooms (organic, portobello etc), if you prefer Panko mixed in like I do, all you need to do is sprinkle with a little four cheese mix (if you don't like cheese or don't wish to add cheese you can skip this step) and if you didn't mix in the panko, you would now put it on top of the mushrooms.

Serving Suggestion: You can plate them with sliced lemon as shown above. If you do not eat meat you can omit the sausage and just add extra veggies!

I also used the Gorton's Tilapia to make Fish Tacos, and those definitely went over well!

Gortons Tilapia Fish Tacos Plated

These can also be made with the Crunchy Breaded Tilapia Fillets for a bolder, crunchier taco!

Win It! - Our friends at Gorton's want you to take the Seafood Challenge too!


1 Lucky Ascending Butterfly will win a Gorton's Seafood Prize Pack which includes:
  • 5 full-value product coupons so you can sample several different 20 at 200 products
  • 1 Gorton's branded apron
  • 2 Gorton's branded oven mitts
  • 1 Gorton's branded spatula
Get Social/Save Money:

You can get social with Gorton's on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and right now you can also download a coupon for $1.00 off any two Gorton's items HERE! (app direct links on Facebook can sometimes be tricky so if the direct link didn't work for you just visit Gortons Seafood on Facebook, make sure you are signed in of course) and then you will see a blue banner on the top right that reads 'Download Coupon', press there and the app will launch where you can download/print the coupon.)

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