Rock The Vote With Peanuts! #PeanutsInsiders #Giveaway @Snoopy #Ad

    I'm sure many of you have been watching the presidential debates on television and following the election very closely.  In our home, it has definitely been a hot topic of conversation and my sons are also very curious about it and have been asking a lot of questions.  Although they are not old enough to vote, my husband and I think that it is important for them to get involved.  The Peanuts Rocks The Vote initiative is an interactive website designed to allow kids to have fun and to learn about the election process!     We love the Peanuts Rocks The Vote site because kids can learn about the different "candidates" and to read up on the issues that matter to each one.  Also, the website teaches kids a lot of academic vocabulary that has to do with the election.  As a Literacy Specialist, I'm all for expanding kids' vocabularies and increasing their knowledge about current events.     Many celebrities including Nikki … [Read more...]

Start The School Year Off Right! #PeanutsInsiders @Snoopy #Giveaway #Ad

    We’re in the thick of back-to-school season, and we have the perfect Peanuts giveaway to add fun and color to school days—in fact, these items are so cute you’ll want to eat them up!     First is the Thermos-brand lunchbox kit featuring a giggly Snoopy and Woodstock, and containing two separate compartments for crushproof lunches. The colorful screen-printed graphics will brighten up your child’s lunchtime, and it features a comfortable, padded carrying handle. The lunchbox is 100% PVA free and well-insulated to keep lunch fresh!     Jealous that your child gets the cute Peanuts lunchtime companion? Then keep the next one for yourself: the Tervis-brand Peanuts 16-ounce wrap tumbler with lid, featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Woodstock. Double-walled insulation helps keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold longer.     The tumbler includes a plastic lid for safe traveling and to help prevent spills when on the go, and is made from … [Read more...]

Peanuts Personalized Art Prints #PeanutsInsiders #Giveaway #Ad

    June is bustin’ out all over, as they say in Oklahoma! (the musical, not the state), and we’ve got all kinds of things to celebrate—including dads, grads, and the start of summer! So I have a special giveaway this month: a high-quality, customizable, and irresistible Peanuts art print from Art You Grew Up With LLC that can be personalized for the special person in your life (psst: this can also mean you!).     One lucky giveaway winner will receive a promotional code that can be used to select one art print—framed or unframed, your choice—which you can then customize with any name you like up to 11 characters long. And if you are in the Chicago area, you can order yours in the morning and pick it up that afternoon at Art You Grew Up With LLC’s shop in Macy’s State Street!     The art is printed on archival art paper, and can come with a white matte and frame if you choose. All prints are 5 inches by 5 inches unframed, or 8x8 when matted and framed, … [Read more...]

Love And Joy Is In The Air With Peanuts! #PeanutsInsiders #Giveaway #Ad

    I cannot believe that this school year is almost over.  We are currently planning for eighth grade graduation at the school where I teach.  It's going to be bittersweet saying goodbye to my students whom I have taught for the past two years.  It's a very exciting time for them as they prepare to embark on new adventures in high school in the Fall.     My boys are also wrapping up the school year.  Next year, my oldest will be graduating from the eighth grade and my younger one will be in the fifth grade.  It's amazing how quickly time passes and how wonderful it is to experience these milestones with them as their mother.       Another exciting event that is coming up is that my husband and I will be going away for the first romantic weekend without kids in over 13 years.  It has been difficult coordinating a getaway like this one over the years due to parenthood and, in the past two years, due to my younger son's … [Read more...]

Family Movie Night Featuring The Peanuts Movie! #ThePEANUTSSpring @Snoopy Ad

    This past weekend we were very excited to celebrate family movie night by watching The Peanuts Movie on Blu-ray and DVD.  It was the perfect opportunity to explore the themes of setting goals and dreaming big as well as enjoying Charlie Brown and the entire beloved Peanuts gang with both of our boys.  For a limited time, get a Snoopy Flying Ace plush toy with THE PEANUTS MOVIE DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD combo pack, making it the perfect gift for Easter baskets.     In THE PEANUTS MOVIE, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and all your favorite Peanuts gang characters appear in a brand-new feature film from the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of Ice Age.  As we have come to expect from Charlie Brown, he takes off on a heroic quest in his usual optimistic way, while his beagle pal Snoopy braves the skies to look for his arch nemesis, the Red Baron.  We were laughing at their antics the entire time they were embarking on … [Read more...]

It’s An Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! @Snoopy #EasterBeagle #Giveaway Ad

    Spring is just around the corner, which means we’ll be seeing some beautiful flowers including daffodils, cherry blossoms—and the Easter Beagle! Yes, our favorite chameleon beagle will be happily hopping from yard to yard, beagle-ears flapping, delivering brightly colored Easter eggs from his Easter basket. Here are some fun facts about the history of the Easter Beagle: A Hopping Introduction Snoopy first appeared as “the Easter Bunny” on April 14, 1968, but Charles Schulz did not give the character the name “the Easter Beagle” until three years later. In that first 1968 strip, Linus was the only one to witness “the Easter Bunny” dancing around the front yard and hiding eggs in the bushes—Lucy was too busy watching television to notice. On Sunday, April 11, 1971, the Easter Beagle made his official comic-strip debut. Again, Linus was the first one to interact with him (although it’s Lucy who gets the Beagle kiss!). As with the Great Pumpkin, Linus is often … [Read more...]

It’s Springtime, Charlie Brown! #ThePEANUTSSpring #Giveaway #Ad

    Ever since I became a Peanuts Ambassador, I have had the pleasure of bringing you all some amazing giveaways as well as giving you access to a lot of the behind-the-scenes information around Peanuts over the years.  Now that it is spring, I am excited to announce that Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s THE PEANUTS MOVIEarrived on Digital HD Feb. 12 and its Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD is scheduled to debut on March 8, 2016.     Fans of all ages can now join in as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang appear as you’ve never seen them before in a brand-new feature film.  A whole new generation of viewers will now be able to enjoy Charlie Brown's never-ending optimism as well as Snoopy's sky adventures in search of the Red Baron.  It is just as perfect for family movie night as the Peanuts adventures have been over the years during our own childhoods.     With the Collector’s Edition … [Read more...]

Show Love With Peanuts This Valentine’s Day! @Snoopy #Giveaway #Ad

    It's almost Valentine's Day and we are all trying to figure out creative and romantic ways to demonstrate to our sweethearts how much we love them.  Not to mention looking forward to all the chocolate treats that we also get to indulge in just because it's a special holiday.  Many of you probably don't know that, over the years, Charles Schulz created dozens of Valentine’s Day-themed Peanuts comic strips.       Many of the strips revolve around Charlie Brown’s eagerness to receive valentines…only to be disappointed, every. single. time. In several of the strips, Charlie Brown watches longingly as Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse reading his stacks of valentines—while his own mailbox remains embarrassingly empty.     At other times, Charlie Brown’s stomach is in knots as he focuses on getting a valentine from the Little Red-Haired Girl or giving one to her, but he never quite manages to get up the nerve to approach her. … [Read more...]

Feel The Spirit Of The Season! ‪#‎SendCheer‬ @Teleflora @Snoopy‬ #Giveaway #Ad

    I've been really trying to get our house ready for the holidays and am definitely feeling the spirit of the season.  Along with putting up our Christmas tree, my husband hung a beautiful wreath on our front door this week.  I think he might even be getting excited about the holidays but he will never admit it.  The finishing touch was getting our Snoopy Cookie Jar from Teleflora.     The holidays are just around the corner, which means lots of entertaining with friends and family as well finding the perfect gifts for all of the special people in your life.  Inspired by Charlie Brown and Snoopy and perfect for decorating your home for the holidays, these arrangements allow you to enjoy gorgeous flowers creatively displayed in a mug or cookie jar that will be a family favorite for years.     This season, Teleflora joins “Chuck,” Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang in celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the most … [Read more...]

Snoopy And Belle Are Taking Paris Fashion By Storm! @Snoopy #PeanutsMovie #Giveaway #Ad

    Snoopy has always been known for his unique sense of style (think Joe Cool, the World War I Flying Ace, and the Easter Beagle), but even Snoopy can learn a thing or two from his fashionista sister, Belle!     That’s why the new fashion line, Snoopy and Belle in Fashion, has proved to be such an international phenomenon. Young fashion trendsetters from Paris to Milan to Tokyo are going crazy for the tees, dresses, leggings, and accessories that capture the wit, style, and magic of the world’s most beloved beagles.     To celebrate the exhibit’s opening in Paris at the end of September, I would love to tell you more about three of the creative geniuses behind the huge success of Snoopy and Belle in Fashion: MATT MURPHY - designed the exhibit, which had its premiere during New York Fashion Week last September. Matt launched his career with luxury handbags and leather goods, and has since expanded his scope to include interiors and other … [Read more...]