Play Snoopy Pop Game With Your Family! #SnoopyPop @PlaySnoopyPop #Giveaway #Ad

    My family loves to play games and have fun together.  These moments allow us to make precious memories with one another and provide opportunities for us to escape from our hectic weekly schedules involving school and work throughout the year.  Since we are also huge Peanuts fans, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to review Snoopy Pop, the all-new bubble shooter game featuring all of our favorite characters including Snoopy, Woodstock, and the rest of the gang.     Of course, my husband and sons learned how to play the game right away since they are gaming aficionados and often play games on their electronic devices.  I was a little worried that it would take me a long time to get the gist of how to play Snoopy Pop but is was surprisingly easy.     Basically, the premise of the game is that players have to help Snoopy and the rest of the beloved Peanuts characters rescue Woodstock and his flock of bird friends who have been trapped in bubbles.  The bubbles are color … [Read more...]

Celebrate Easter With The Peanuts Gang! @Snoopy #EasterBeagle #Giveaway #Ad

    It's so exciting to know that Easter is this Sunday.  Not only does it signal Spring, but it is also a time of renewal and an important holiday for many families.  This special time of the year also means that the Easter Beagle is hopping his way to your doorsteps! We have an awesome spring-inspired package to give away to one of you that includes:  Easter Beagle Porch Greeter: Guaranteed to give a warm welcome to any visitor. Motivational Peanuts Tin Sign: Springtime brings on feelings of hope, joy, and love; so, what better way to be reminded of that when passing by this special Peanuts tin sign! It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown Coloring Kit: A fun spring break activity that every kid can enjoy. Charlie Brown or Lucy FunkoPop!: An adorable, collectible vinyl figure that is the perfect addition to any Easter basket!*     The Easter Beagle made his television debut on April 9, 1974, when CBS first aired It’s the Easter … [Read more...]

Show Your Peanuts Side With Hanna Andersson! @happyhannas #PeanutsInsiders #Ad

    I'm sure I don't have to tell those of you who are long time followers of Tough Cookie Mommy how much we love Peanuts around here!  As a Peanuts Insider, I have the distinct pleasure of sharing amazing interviews and products bearing the entire Peanuts gang and logo.  Today I have some really exciting news for you guys, Hanna Andersson is offering all of us 15% off all merchandise today, March 16th only.*     I've shared my favorite Hanna Andersson Peanuts backpack here before and now I am really excited for you to shop there!  Hanna Andersson was founded in 1983 and is a leading premium children’s apparel and lifestyle brand.  It is known for its iconic, globally recognized products with superior quality, classic styling and unique designs that “let kids be kids.”  The company’s products are designed for babies, boys and girls, ages newborn to 12 years.     Hanna Andersson created these adorable matching PJs for the … [Read more...]

We Are Officially Into The Peanuts Holiday Season! #PeanutsInsiders #Giveaway @Snoopy #Ad

    How many renditions of “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and Vince Guaraldi’s famous “Linus & Lucy” have you heard so far this month?! Yes, we’re officially into holiday season—and that means it’s time for a giveaway full of fun Peanuts stocking stuffers. (Well, you might need a king-size stocking for a couple of these!) • Sure to be popular with your kids: Munch your way through the holidays, then savor the memories all year long with a collectible Peanuts popcorn tin...filled with three different flavors of popcorn, of course! • Celebrate the legacy of Charles Schulz through the eyes of some of the world’s world's best-known names in comics, children's books, comic strips, cartoons, and webcomics, including Matt Groening of The Simpsons and Raina Telgemeier (Smile). The book is called Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz from Boom! Studios. • Celebrate the beloved holiday classic with a Charlie Brown Christmas Coloring Kit—the perfect … [Read more...]

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! #PeanutsInsiders #Giveaway @Snoopy #Ad

    We’ve officially entered October, which means that every child in America is busy counting down to Halloween! In addition to the costumes and the candy, the most beloved Halloween tradition in America has to be the annual airing of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! And this year marks the 50th Anniversary of that beloved television special. (I know: Impossible to believe that Linus has been waiting for the Great Pumpkin for 50 years!)     I can still remember spreading a big, fuzzy blanket on the living room floor and laying with my siblings in anticipation of this Halloween special.  It was a tradition in our household to watch it every year on television when it aired!     So we have a special Halloween-themed giveaway this month, featuring all the charm, warmth, and delight of a Great Pumpkin night: First, put the spice in life with adorable Linus and Snoopy salt and pepper shakers from Hallmark. Then add color to your life with an … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]