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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Family Concert Series Ticket GIVEAWAY!

Yep, if you’re been keeping track, this is my THIRD Busch Gardens family giveaway in the past few weeks, and I’m not gonna lie, this one is sort of my favorite.

If you know anything about me (and you might not if it’s your first time here) it’s that I am OBSESSED with Disney. Not just the place, but the movies, and the shows. This means that I absolutely watch Disney Channel after my kids go to bed, and that is why this Kidsiderate Concert is so exciting- because the Teen Stars Live, an interactive entertainment show that includes fun pranks, crowd interaction, music, comedy, and encourages the audience to get up and have fun, stars actors from both Disney and Nickelodeon!

Calum Worthy, who plays “Dez” from the show Austin & Ally; Karan Brar, also known as ”Ravi” from Jessie; Trinitee Stokes, who plays “Judy” from KC Undercover; and Brec Bassinger, who stars as “Bella” from the show Bella and the Bulldogs will all be there, so if your kid is a fan of any of these shows (or all of them) this is the perfect fun concert to take them to!

There are 4 showtimes over two days:
May 20: 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
May 21: 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m


And here is what I’m giving away to one lucky family!

Four (4) Busch Gardens Williamsburg single-day tickets.
2. One (1) Parking pass
3. Reserved seating to Teen Stars Live on May 20 OR May 21
IF you don’t win, and you’re still interested in attending, no problem! The concert is free with general park admission. Make sure to arrive early and claim your free ticket at Guest Relations at the front of the park. They will distribute tickets on a first come, first serve basis until there are no tickets left. You can upgrade your seating to the reserved seating for a fee, otherwise, you’ll also want to make sure to get to the theater early to grab the best seats.

Now, onto the good stuff! HOW to enter: Leave a comment below and tell me which of these stars your kid would be the most excited to see?

Winner will be drawn THIS Thursday morning, May 18th, please keep a close eye on the email box associated with your entry (and make sure you register your comment with your email address) and respond ASAP (by Friday morning), or a new winner will need to be drawn.


Good luck!

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Holdin' Holden 36 Comments

KIDZ Bop Kids at Busch Gardens- WIN a Family 4 Pack of Tickets, a Meet & Greet & more!

Guess what? I’ve got yet ANOTHER Busch Gardens Williamsburg giveaway for all of you!

If you haven’t heard of Kidz Bop, you’ve probably been living under a rock. They are a group of talented kids who sing covers of the most popular songs on the radio. They are the #1 brand for kids music on the radio, and, I have to admit, pretty dang adorable.



I’ve got a little one who begged me all last season to go when they came to Busch Gardens because they listen to them in school when they have class celebrations and field days, but we just couldn’t make it happen. This is why I’m so excited to make it happen for one of you, and your little one/s!

They are coming to Busch Gardens Williamsburg THIS weekend, part of the Kidsiderate Concert Series– a concert series geared toward families with little kids (that won’t make your ears bleed–such fun acts they bring!)



Are your wee ones pumped yet?

Here’s what I’m giving away:

-A Family 4-pack of tickets to Busch Gardens Williamsburg

-1 Parking pass

-Reserved seating to KIDZ Bop Kids on May 13th (THIS Saturday!)

-A meet & greet with the KIDZ Bop Kids!


HOW do you enter to win? Leave me a comment below telling me what your little one’s FAVORITE KIDZ Bop song is!

The winner will be drawn THIS Thursday May 11th, so be sure to keep an eye on your e-mail because you will need to respond ASAP in order to get set up for this weekend!



Good luck!

Posted on May 9, 2017 by Holdin' Holden 29 Comments

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Family Prize Package FLASH GIVEAWAY

One of the reasons my family loves Busch Gardens SO much is because there are always new and fun things for all of us to do. From the rides, to the food, to the shows, we’re never bored, and this year, they’ve really kicked up the fun– especially for families!

Elmo Rocks is currently back in the Globe Theater for a limited time, InvadR, which has a low height requirement for the littles, just opened, AND, they’re about to kick off their Kidsiderate Concert Series with CHOO CHOO SOUL!

Don’t know who Choo Choo Soul is? Flip on Disney Jr. and they’re impossible to miss.

Choo Choo Soul is a hip-hop duo- Genevieve, the train conductor and her partner, Jeremy, a dancer and beat boxer dressed as a railroad engineer. They teach all kinds of lessons in a really fun and energetic way that gets kids up and moving. I swear I can hear “All Aboard the Choo Choo Train” in my sleep back when  my kids were obsessed with all things Disney Jr.

The giveaway I have for you today would have made my kids freak out a few years ago, so I’m hoping to pass that kind of joy along to one of you!

This FLASH giveaway begins and ENDS today, so make sure you enter and check your e-mail tonight!

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

1. Four (4) Busch Gardens Williamsburg single-day tickets.

2. One (1) Parking pass

3. Reserved seating to Choo Choo Soul on May 6

4. Meet and greet for Choo Choo Soul


SO, HOW DO YOU WIN? All you have to do is leave a comment below (make sure to comment with your email address- you don’t have to put it in the comment) and tell me your FAVORITE ride at Busch Gardens Williamsburg!

The winner will be drawn at 8pm EST TONIGHT, make SURE you check your email and respond before the day is over so I can get you your tickets if you win. Good luck!

Posted on May 2, 2017 by Holdin' Holden 41 Comments

FlapJacked: A Delicious Review & GIVEAWAY!

Let’s be honest- most mornings when I wake up, the LAST thing I want to do is make my kids breakfast. I’m tired, I am not a morning person, and they can never seem to decide what they want and we end up bickering to the last second where I just toss cereal in a bowl and scoot them out the door so they aren’t late to school. That always leaves me feeling like they aren’t getting proper nutrition- and breakfast is IMPORTANT. I didn’t believe that when I was their age, but it’s the truth. I spend way too much time worrying about them being starving all day since, apparently, “snack time” only happened in schools back in the stone age when I was in school.

That’s why FlapJacked is my new morning BFF. And NO ONE is my morning BFF.


If you have never heard of FlapJacked, prepare yourself, because you’re going to thank me SO HARD. I’M NOT KIDDING! ARE YOU SITTING DOWN?

FlapJacked are protein-packed & fiber rich pancake & baking mixes that are naturally sweetened with fruits & veggies, fortified with whey protein isolate and pea protein. Each serving is about 200 calories and 20g of protein! Now, I know that was a lot of information I threw at you all at once, but here’s what I can tell you- they’re super good for you, made with no artificial sweeteners, GMO free, they keep you full for a LONG time and really help fuel you through your day- which is not just perfect for you, but for your kids.


That’s right, it’s not just pancake & baking mixes (in assorted delicious flavors) but MUFFINS! Muffins don’t inherently sound healthy, but these definitely are, even though they might not taste like it (because they’re so dang good!)

I was first introduced to FlapJacked at the MomsMeet WOW summit where I got to try a few samples and I was instantly in love. So much so that I grabbed my kids and said “YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS” and they decided to be super embarrassing by stealing extra samples. I absolutely jumped at the chance to work with such a great family company.

They sent us some mighty muffins and pancake mixes to really try for ourselves and put the kids to the test (at 7 and 9, you never really know how much they’re capable of until you give them a chance, and that can be scary).

Mighty Muffins (which are GMO free) are just as simple as a bowl of cereal and so much better.



You just pick your flavor (my personal fav is the maple pumpkin- OMG),



peel back the film, add water, stir,

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and then just pop it in the microwave for 35-55 seconds (depending on your micro’s wattage)



Last, but most certainly not least- ENJOY!

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BAM- a healthy, protein-packed, fiber filled, natural breakfast so easy, even my messy kids can make them! Oh, by the way, they also contain GanedenBC30 probiotics to support those immune systems- so you’re even more confident sending them off to germ-filled schools.

And let’s not forget the pancake & baking mixes, because they are SO YUMMY, and simple to make, too! Just add water!

We tried out the carrot spice mix

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One word: Awesome.

You don’t just have to make pancakes with them, though. You can substitute them in for banana bread, or donuts, or even pizza crust. The possibilities are endless, and they’re all good for you!

Choose from Pancake & Baking mixes in Banana Hazelnut, Carrot Spice, Buttermilk, & Cinnamon Apple. Mighty Muffins come in Peanut Butter, Double Chocolate, Maple Pumpkin, Cinnamon Apple, S’mores, & Chocolate Peanut Butter.


That’s right!


One lucky person will win:
A 24oz bag of the new Gluten-Free Pancake & Baking Mix
A mixed 12 pack of Mighty Muffins (6 flavors, 2 each)



Find out more about FlapJacked at Flackjacked.com

No, but seriously- enter to win below! And go get yourself some FlapJacked- your tummy (and your sanity) will thank you!





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Winner will be drawn on 11/23 at 12pm EST. Winner must respond to notification e-mail within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn.

Posted on November 16, 2016 by Holdin' Holden 23 Comments


I don’t have any more copies of KIDS ARE TURDS to give away, but with the book officially out for one week today, I want to keep the celebration going!

Courtesy of Vinyls by Vogel, one lucky person will win ALL of the following:


That’s a “Crotchfruit on Board” bumper sticker, an “I <3 My Crotchfruit” t-shirt, a KIDS ARE TURDS window decal, and a “Coffee Makes me Poop” travel mug! YAAAAAAS.

Enter to win using the widget below, and then grab a copy of KIDS ARE TURDS on Amazon! It’s just $10!

(If you live in VA, make sure you bring your ass to my book signing at Barnes & Noble in Newport News on May 7th at 2pm. WHEW that was a mouthful!)

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Giveaway ends Friday 4/15 at 8:45pm EST.You must complete at least one of the entry options to be entered- but other than that, everything is extra! You can tweet daily for extra points, share daily, etc.

If you DON’T win- all items are available to purchase through Vinyls by Vogel!

Posted on April 12, 2016 by Holdin' Holden 54 Comments