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Win a $50 Groupon Voucher!

I was given a voucher to use a Groupon.com.au which I used to purchase a voucher to Barramundi Bar and Grill, which I have passed onto friends who have promised me food porn!

We all love the daily deal sites, right?

Groupon sent me a voucher code to use on their site to check out how easily I could spend money there. (While saving it, of course!) $49 for $138 in value? Hard to say no if you come across the right deal!

Just head over to Groupon and come back and let me know what you’d spend the voucher on (or alternatively what you wouldn’t!!). There’s meals, kitchenware, beauty deals, or of course you might wanna put it towards one of the travel deals!

Entries open to Australian residents only, and will be select at random using the WP plugin after midday, Wednesday May 16th. You can enter up to once a day so long as each entry is different.

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Yes, I cried in a sappy Disney cartoon – Tangled review and giveaway

Tangled

Okay, who was the silly girl who decided to watch Tangled with a glass of wine while home alone eating leftovers while contemplating the future and life?

Oh, that would be me, hey?

Yes, I’m not into the romantic in real life, I’m not waiting for a prince, or spunky villain, to sweep me off my feet (maybe that’s already happened?) to live happily ever after, or something. I’m a republican, I think that princes and princesses are a ridiculously outdated concept (seriously, the French had it right, off with their heads, or something, noone should have a birthright to rule over me, itjust doesn’t make sense). Yes, I know you might like a royal wedding, but doesn’t it just seem absurd to have “royalty”? *blinks*

We need to ditch the monarchy, so I can enjoy fairytale and princes and princesses as the mythical creatures they should. Rather than having them tell us what we can and cannot put on television, hey? ;)

Which I did with Tangled. Loved the MOTHER character, I’m sure she wasn’t all bad, I mean, wouldn’t you kidnap and keep someone in a tower for life if it meant eternal beauty for you?

The movie had me watching til the end, despite its predictability (hey, it’s Disney, I don’t want too many surprises!) and the scenes that might be a little scary if I was under 8 instead of 28. But I watched them, even without someone there to hold my hand *sniff*

To win a copy of Tangled, just comment below with something your mother knew best about. You can once a day so long and your answer is different each time. For a bonus entry, re-tweet or post to facebook and post an extra comment telling me you did so. Entries close Midnight May 8th. The winner will be selected at random Good luck! :)

(winners must have an Aussie postal address)

Tangled is out on DVD May 11

Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

Childhood Memories and Tron Legacy (+ Giveaway)

The original Tron film was released 2 weeks before I was born (I was born a month and a day after Prince William if you want a different reference point), so it wasn’t really a part of my childhood… unlike, say, Transformers which was one of the morning cartoons for me, along with Cities of Gold and the Wizard of Oz cartoon. So, watching an “updated” version wasn’t so traumatic with Tron…

(was anyone else freaked out as a child by Return to Oz?? I loved it, but it was freaky!)

So, watching Tron is unlike the fun of rewatching the original Transformers movie over Xmas… especially the moment of “Did he just say what I thought he said?”

*ahem*

Probably better on the big screen and in 3D, but a cute story with cheesy parts nonetheless! ;) I’m sure we’ll be on the grid one day, soon…. With those hot security chicks in white near the start!!!

If you want an actual review, see Leechboy’s work over at Stuff with Thing.

Competition

So, if you’d like to win a copy of Tron Legacy on DVD, just comment below with something that wasn’t *quite* how you remembered it from childhood… You can enter once per day, just leave a new memory in the comments!

For a second entry, please retweet, and comment here to tell me you have with you twitter ID!

Entries close midnight April 17, and the winner will be selected at random using random.org. Sorry, entries only open to those with Australian addresses.

Tron Legacy is out on DVD April 20.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

Gluten Free Apricot and Pecan Mini-Muffins (+ GIVEAWAY!)

What does one make when she has a box of gluten free self-raising flour, a bunch of pecans, and a year old tin of apricots in the cupboard?

Muffins

(Mini) Muffins! Yay!

Baking!
(of course just another excuse to get my apron on)

Based on this recipe, I subbed the bananas out for apricots, switched the flours for Melinda’s gluten free self-raising flour, and the milk for soy milk. Is anything sacred anymore? ;) (oh and I’m sure you cold swap out the egg for egg replacement if there’s an allergy or you wanted to go vegan!)

INGREDIENTS (this made 30 mini muffins)

Muffins

1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cups soy milk
1/3 cup light olive oil
3/4 cup mashed tinned apricot
1.5 cups gluten free self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup toasted pecans

METHOD

Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Lightly grease holes of a mini muffin pan.

Combine eggs, milk, olive oil and mashed fruit in a large bowl.

Combine flours, bicarbonate of soda, sugar and cinnamon in a second large bowl. Chop nuts coarsely. Add chopped nuts to the flour mixture.

Add apricot mixture to flour mixture and stir only until mixture is just combined. Divide among prepared muffin pans.

Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes or until muffins are lightly browned.

Muffins
(spoon licking goodness!)

Giveaway! Win a Pecan Fan Pack

Pecan Hamper

Win a pecan pack like the one above consisting of:

  • A Pecan Fan T-Shirt
  • Pecan recipes
  • Pecan oil
  • Pecan nuts

Leave a comment on this entry at littlelioness.net letting me know your favourite or most interesting muffin flavour combination. You can get a second entry by tweeting the link to this entry (just leave a second comment telling me your twitter name and that you’ve done that!)

Entries close midnight on Sunday 10th April (AEST). The winner will be selected at random using random.org n the following days, and contacted for their address via the email they leave with their comment. Sorry, Australian residents only.

Thanks to Melinda’s gluten free goodies for the self-raising flour and Porter Novelli and Pecan Fans for the pecans and giveaway pack! Check out Pecan Fan for more recipes.

WIN for Easter: The Purple Glitter Jesus Money Box

A came across the most amazing sight in the $2 bin at Borders over the weekend while deciding on a Soy Vanilla Latte. It was almost like it was meant to be. The only Purple Glitter Jesus Money Box I’ve ever seen.

Purple Glittle Jesus

I couldn’t NOT buy him. And now he could be yours.

OMG (pun intended) How Can I Win?!?
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