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...]

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...]

I’m In Love With My Peanuts Backpack! @happyhannas #ilovemyhannas #BTS @Snoopy #Ad

    Two years ago, I took a trip to San Francisco and I realized what a godsend having my backpack as part of my carry-on luggage ended up being.  Since that trip, I have started to carry a backpack to work every single day and I find that it helps me to stay organized as well as allows me to always have everything that I need with me.     At the same time, I consider myself to be pretty fashion savvy so not just any run of the mill backpack will do when it comes to coordinating with my outfits.  There are certain things to take into consideration such as the fact that my favorite color is red and that I like wearing things that are unique and that nobody else is wearing.  That is why I immediately fell in love with the Peanuts backpack from Hanna Andersson.     Snoopy and the entire Peanuts Gang have joined up with their special edition designs in heavy duty kid's backpacks that are built to organize and carry everything kids and … [Read more...]

All The Cool Guys Wear Snoopy Gear! #Giveaway @Snoopy #Partner

    My son loves wearing shorts and T-Shirts.  I think he would wear them all year long if my husband and I allowed him to.  Lately, I have noticed that he has been wearing mostly graphic tees and refuses to let me buy him anything else when we go clothes shopping.  Hubby is thrilled because he says our son takes after him in his fashion preferences.     Although I feel like Charlie Brown when he says "Good grief!" I respect his right to express himself, even through the clothes that he wears.  Now that it is summer, he is loving tees featuring Snoopy and the gang.  If my son is wearing Snoopy gear, it is definitely cool!     Whether Snoopy is "dancin' in the streets," chilling on his doghouse, or displaying his very unique style, he's certainly the Joe Coolest. And Charlie Brown's zigzag has never looked more straight-up fashion forward!  I can definitely tell you that all the hip people are wearing Snoopy gear according to my Tween!     I am offering three readers of Tough Cookie … [Read more...]

Get Ready For Summertime With The Peanuts Gang! #PeanutsAtTarget @Snoopy @Target #Giveaway #Ad

    Now that we are in the month of June, the countdown is on until the end of school here in New York City!  Most other states are already on summer vacation but ours does not begin until the end of June so my sons and I are eagerly awaiting the moment when we can enjoy lazy summer nights and fun outdoor summer activities.  Unfortunately, Hubby won't be on vacation at the same time as we are but I'm sure he will find some time to slip away and have some fun with us on our adventures.     This summer, we plan on enjoying some fun with our new Peanuts Products exclusively from Target.  There is no better feeling than enjoying a beautiful summer day enjoying the sun at the pool or beach with our buddies from Peanuts.  This year, they are celebrating their 65th anniversary!  It is so wonderful that my boys can now enjoy a timeless classic that I, myself enjoyed with my siblings as a young girl.     Even more exciting is the fact that, this fall, Peanuts will be releasing their … [Read more...]

Spring Into Spring With Fun Brain Teasers Starring The Peanuts Gang! @Snoopy #Giveaway #Ad

    Believe me, nobody is more excited about the beginning of spring than I am.  I feel like I spent the entire winter shoveling, buying salt for the sidewalk, and digging my car out of snowdrifts after the weather we had here in New York City.  Aside from all the frustrated adults, I know the kids have all been suffering from cabin fever due to not being able to go outside and play the entire season.  Thank goodness that madness is finally over and we can see some better weather and sunny days in the horizon.     Spring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate the change of the seasons than with the Peanuts gang!  Your family can finally celebrate the end of cold weather with a perfect Peanuts springtime package.  This might not apply to my Floridian and Californian readers since I have been keeping up with their beautiful weather pics the whole winter in fits of jealousy. This celebratory basket includes a variety of treats to help you adjust to the recently warm weather—and … [Read more...]

Meet Lee Mendelson, The Man Behind Charlie Brown Special! #CBXmas @Snoopy #Giveaway #Partner

      As the holidays have drawn to a close, we all have treasured memories that we will carry with us forever of stolen moments with sweethearts and time well-spent with family and friends.  Although next year's holidays seem quite far away, we all know how quickly they always creep up on us so many start planning early.  I have many friends who begin to purchase presents well in advance and hide them throughout the house all year long.     Before the holidays ended, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Lee Mendelson, who is the Executive Producer of the legendary Charlie Brown Christmas Special.  I'm sure most of you consider this televised event to be a staple of your family's holiday season.  I, myself can recall sitting around our family's television set as a kid and watching the special together.  Being a Peanuts Brand Ambassador has allowed me to get a unique glimpse behind the special and to interview many of the people who contributed to its … [Read more...]