Lands' End Cyber Monday 12 Hour Twitter Event #LandsEndHoliday

Celebrate Cyber Monday 2015 with Lands' End's 
Annual 12 Hours of Twitter Event #LandsEndHoliday

Join #LandsEndHoliday for Exclusive Hourly Offers and a Chance to Win
More Than 50 Lands' End Gift Cards

Yes, this is the real deal, Lands' End is celebrating Cyber Monday in the best way - with a 12 Hour Twitter Event!  You know my family LOVES our Lands' End. I know you do, too. So, join this super fun Cyber Monday event for great Giveaways of Lands' End Gift Cards and awesome links to great Holiday gifts. Here is the scoop. 

12 Hours of Twitter with Lands' End 
Lands' End is hosting the 6th Annual 12 Hours of Twitter. Want the best offers of the day? Join in every hour at the top of the hour and @LandsEndPR will tweet out amazing promotions. 

Follow @LandsEndPR on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. (EST) and join the event at #LandsEndHoliday 

12 Best Gifts Revealed, One Every Hour! 

Buy One to Give, Get One Free 

Join the Lands' End Twitter Event for exclusive offers and more chances to win! 

Participate in the event for a chance to win more than 50 Lands' End Gift Cards during 12 Hours of Twitter. 

Date: November 30, 2015 

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. EST 

Hashtag: #LandsEndHoliday 

Follow: @LandsEndPR 

Now, Thanks to Lands' End, Cyber Monday just got really exciting! It is that simple so join the fun. 

I'm Tweeting - Please Join me @CarolinaMama from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m. EST as we tweet "Wrap It Up - Gift Boxes!" Your Gift Bag can look this beautiful, too.  I love the red ribbon handles. Follow along, I'll see you there. Let's have a fabulous Cyber Monday.  Get ready to win a large Gift Card. Follow the links in my tweets to a great offer, Buy One to Give, Get One Free. 

See you on Twitter! 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lands' End. All opinions are my own. 

Butterball Thanksgiving Turkey GIVEAWAY #TBThanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a most wonderful time of year. Butterball makes Thanksgiving tasty and fun! My parents loved Thanksgiving and always made it a wonderful and full family time. It was always so fun to cook family favorite recipes! Butterball is Thanksgiving in our home! :)

We LOVE Butterball Turkeys.  I am SO excited to share another Thanksgiving Butterball Giveaway with you!  You, my readers will have an opportunity to WIN one of (2) Butterball Turkeys for Thanksgiving!

First, it is so important to share with you these amazing Butterball Turkey Roasting tips and video. Butterball's How To Roast a Turkey:

This year, Butterball is looking back and reflecting on the Holiday meals that Butterball has been helping make special for more the past 60 years. 

Butterball wants you to share your Thanksgiving “throwback” photos and revisit your best holiday memories. Butterball will also share throwback photos and memorable calls from over the years, debunk myths with today’s cooking methods and offer new twists on classic recipes with the help of Turkey Talk-Line experts, who can offer 30+ years’ worth of tips, recipes, how-to videos and more.

Enter to Win a $1,000 Visa Gift Card with Butterball© Celebrate #TBThanksgiving with Butterball! 

Enter to Win: (2) Butterball Turkey Certificates will be given to random Winners. Enter once for each step you complete - listed here below. Leave comment in comments. All the best! US Winners only. Contest Closes Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Noon EST. Winners must reply with email with mailing address within (3.5) hours of winning. 

1) Visit
2) Leave a Comment below
3) Tell us your favorite item to cook for Thanksgiving
4) Share this post on Twitter
5) Share this post on your Facebook
6) Visit Carolina Mama Facebook Page and leave a comment of your favorite Thanksgiving Dish! :)

BONUS: Share this post on Instagram.

Remember to Check out the Butterball site to ask ANYTHING you would like about Butterball Turkeys for your Thanksgiving and Holiday Celebrations.

Most of all, have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!  

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Butterball Turkey. All opinions are my own. 

NEW Food Lion Coupon Hub and Holiday Giveaway

The Food Lion Coupon Hub has new components that compliment the NEW Food Lion website!  This is all just in time for Thanksgiving Cooking, Christmas and Holiday Baking and Entertaining!  Check out the whole post because you WILL want to Enter to WIN our (2)- $50 gift card Giveaways! Details at the end of the post. 

Food Lion Video Tutorial for MVP Coupon Hub

Another awesome feature is that Customers can clip the coupon directly to their MVP card so there is no worry about the hassle of carrying paper coupons all around the store. Thank heavens for this update!! NO PAPER COUPONS!  Remember to check out the Coupon Hub Landing Page here.

The Coupon Portal is EASY to use. So look at my top favorite things about it: 

·         Ease of use
·         Option to add right to your card- no longer have to carry paper coupons throughout the store
·         Print option for those who prefer paper coupons

·         Variety of coupons

The process is easy! Simple and efficient! I LOVE seeing the coupons on line and having the option to make a Grocery List while saving coupons to my MVP. Talk about wireless! Here is a copy of one of our favorite coupons. The string Cheese coupons! Our boys helped shop and load coupons. It is super easy and it is fun! 

Food Lion Coupon Hub for MVP Cards

Food Lion has a Recipe Portal that allows you, the customer, to add items you don't have directly to your "Shopping List." Once items are on your shopping list, you can search the Coupon Hub for any coupons for the items.  This makes it really easy. 

I also like that I can look at the Weekly Advertiser of Coupons and search the SALE Items for Coupons, too!  We found Betty Crocker and Pillsbury coupons on sale items this week! Perfect with Thanksgiving so close! And I LOVE this recipe I found in the Recipe Portal! 

Chocolate Cake with Pecan Icing

Enter To Win: (2) Readers will WIN a $50 Food Lion GiftCard!  Here is how you enter.  Leave a Comment for EACH page you visit below. 

1) Visit the Coupon Hub - Coupon Hub         
2) Visit the Coupon Hub Landing Page - Coupon Hub Landing Page        
3) Visit the Video Tutorial by Food Lion: Video Tutorial

BONUS:  Visit my CarolinaMama FB Page and leave a comment if you have shopped Food Lion before to receive the BONUS entry. 

*Leave a comment below for each step completed and the BONUS. Contest closes November 18, 2015. Email must be provided within 24 hours. Only USA residents. 

All the best to everyone who enters! Let me know if you have questions. 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Food Lion. All opinions are my own. 

Scotties Launches 5th Annual Trees Rock Video Contest

We LOVE Scotties because Scotties LOVES trees! Scotties Plants 3 trees for every 1 they use! :) 

Scotties also does great things to support children and schools! Now, it is time for the start of 
The 2015/2016 Scotties Facial Tissues 5thAnnual TREES ROCK video contest!

The 2014/2015 Winner was from Greenville, NC!  Here is their video. 

The Scotties Campaign is open to students in grades 3-6. The Scotties Campaign provides environmental curriculum and tips about the many amazing things trees do in our community. The Scotties Tree Rock website is helpful to get you started.

Enter to Win:
 Students are encouraged to shoot a 1-3 minute video to tell Scotties why trees are so important. The grand prize winner (determined by a national vote) will receive $10,000 to use on a sustainable project at their school.

All videos are to be submitted by November 13, 2015 at The top 10 finalists will be announced in December 2015.  Then, the videos will go to a National Vote to determine the winner by early 2016. 

*Prize money will be awarded at a celebratory event in April / May of 2016.

Follow Scotties Socially:
Follow along using the hashtag #ScottiesTreesRock. Interact with Scotties on Facebook or Twitter

We LOVE all of the Green that Scotties has going on!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Scotties. All opinions are my own.  

Remington Ready with UV- Baked Ceramic Flat Iron Straightener

The new UV-Baked Ceramic Flat Iron Straightener.  Love this pretty little pink tool! It is simple to use and effective. Just take to hold the on button on for a few seconds. Then magic happens!  

Even after a full workout, my hair was easy to curl and flatten after working out because I used the Remington Ready UV - Ceramic Baked Flat Iron Straightener. 

Simply turn on the Flat Iron by holding a few seconds and then set the dial to the desired temperature. It has low settings for certain hair styles and it has a high setting for certain styles. I love how simple it is to use. 

Now, you can literally straighten in just one pass with the Remington® UV-Baked Ceramic Straightener! The special 1” ceramic plates are infused with UV powder then baked under a UV light to create a strong surface with superior heat conductivity.

Best Features Include:
  • Baked Ceramic Technology
  • Tourmaline-Ceramic Plates
  • 430°F Heat
  • 30-Second Heat Up
  • Auto Shutoff
  • Digital Controls
  • Swivel Cord

Get More Information: You can learn more about the UV-Baked Ceramic Straightener here. 

Follow Remington Socially: 

Twitter: @RemingtonReady  
Instagram: RemingtonReady

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rayovac Power Bloggers, #RemingtonReady  and Spectrum Brands. All opinions are my own. 

Billy Graham: North Carolina's Favorite Son - A Remarkable Journey of Faith

"Billy Graham: North Carolina's Favorite Son - 
A Remarkable Journey of Faith"

"The Gospel is this "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Franklin Graham, at the NC Museum of History, Raleigh, NC
Exhibit Opening "Billy Graham: North Carolina's Favorite Son"
Photo: by CarolinaMama© 

That Jesus Christ is God in the form of human flesh, who comes out of heaven to save sinners from our sin. He died on the Cross in our place, to save us from our sins. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life." Jesus died for us. If anyone puts their faith and trust in Him, He will save them from their sins. For all. That is my father's message even today, the message of the gospel. " by Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham, President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association spoke at the press conference Introducing the NC Museum of History's Newest Exhibit: 

The life and story of a North Carolinian whom God has used to reach others for Christ.

It was endearing to hear Franklin Graham talk about his father, Billy Graham: 

Franklin Graham, President of BGEA
Photo: by CarolinaMama©

"On Saturday, November 7, Dad will take a bite out of every one of his Birthday Cakes. Last year, that was fifteen different cakes. He is doing well and doesn't have any ailments. His biggest issue is his hearing and his eye sight is not really good. When you are close, he knows who you are. His challenge is that he is 97 years of age.  

We are SO grateful that he is still with us today.  Dad has written latest and last book, "Where I Am" published this year at age 96 years. He misses Mother (Ruth Graham) very much.

This is going to give another generation the opportunity to see what God can do with your life, for any life that saying "yes" to Jesus Christ. An opportunity to see what God can do with a farm boy, that God can use to go around the world and preach the gospel. 

This Exhibit will give another generation an opportunity to see what God can do with saying Yes to Him with your life.  God can use a rural North Carolina boy.

"I am still convinced, only Christ can meet the deepest needs of our world and our hearts." 
Billy Graham 

On November, 6, 2015, the North Carolina Museum of History opens the exhibit, Billy Graham: North Carolina's Favorite Son - A Remarkable Journey of Faith. The 5,000 squad foot exhibit explores Billy Graham’s extraordinary life and a ministry that has spanned seven decades. The free exhibit, on view through July 10, 2016, is privately funded. It was developed and produced by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The exhibit title draws from the 2013 resolution passed by the N.C. General Assembly honoring the life of Graham’s wife, Ruth Bell Graham, and naming Billy Graham “North Carolina’s Favorite Son.” 

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Billy Graham celebrate's his 97th Birthday!  

The exhibit explores Billy Graham’s extraordinary life and a ministry that has spanned seven decades. The  exhibit is no admission fee, on view through July 10, 2016, is privately funded, developed and produced by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The exhibit title draws from the 2013 resolution passed by the N.C. General Assembly honoring the life of Graham’s wife, Ruth Bell Graham, and naming Billy Graham “North Carolina’s Favorite Son - A Remarkable Journey of Faith.” 

See full exhibit details at

Hope you get to visit soon! 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: I was invited to the Press Conference by the Billy Graham Evangelical Association. I was so happy to attend. All opinions are my own. 

Food Review: The 411 Italian Cafe Chapel Hill NC Restaurant

The lovely 411 West Italian Restaurant and Cafe in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a long standing culinary institution. We were invited to visit and share the 411 West experience. We loved the European exposure and the incredible Italian cuisine. 

411 West, Chapel Hill, NC by CarolinaMama©

411 West just celebrated 25 years in Chapel Hill this past September.  We tasted and experienced why! The atmosphere of 411 West is really relaxed and casual. It can be dressy and celebrate occasions just as well. The lighting and the music were at just the right level to relax and enjoy the awesome meal.  We really loved the paintings on the walls.  Our server was top notch, his knowledge of the menu was extremely helpful in some of our decisions. We learned why 411 West was named "Best Italian Restaurant and Best Pasta in the Triangle!"

411 West is located on the West end of beautiful and bustling Franklin Street which is the heart of University of North Carolina. 

411 West Restaurant and Cafe photo by 411 West©

"411 West is a member of the Chapel Hill Restaurant Group, a Green Plus certified business, and recipient of the Sustainable Business of the Year award from the Foundation for a Sustainable Community."

This was an amazing meal, we decided we were vicariously in Italy! The atmosphere and food surely made us feel like it was true.  We started with the 411 West Warm Crab Dip and the Wood Grilled Shrimp.  

These appetizers were exceptional.  Our teen sons LOVED the Wood Grilled Shrimp.  These scrumptious appetizers could easily make a meal with couple of these other outstanding Piccoli Piatti (small plates).  So many great options to choose from at 411 West.

Next, we had to try the Kale Salad.  We both generally like kale, so this was a real treat to have a kale salad prepared so incredibly well with many ingredients we would normally not think of such as the reggiano cheese and fresh, grilled sweet peppers. This was the best Kale I have ever tried. It definitely made me want to up my Kale game! :) 

Next, it was time to make a decision on the Entree. The choices were all sounding delicious. Our boys even found themselves challenged at narrowing down the options. We poured over the menus, the server was very patient and informative of dishes we were not familiar with at 411 West. 

The Linguine was a great contender as 411 West makes their own handmade Pasta daily!  That says it all to me. Fresh Pasta cannot be beat. 

Then, I usually live on the edge and ask the server for a generous portion of freshly shredded Parmesan Cheese. This mades the dish. A little sharp flavor and it brings out the other flavors and blends them together

The meal was absolutely delicious.  We all tried a different amazing entrée.  One of our Tigers had one of his favorites, the Pizzette!  

He loves pizza ... teenage sons, this was perfect that he could have his own pizza fired in the wood burning oven, so delicious!

We also have a Classic Spaghetti fan in our family. He is happy with a great Marinara with some kick to it. And 411 West served up a unique marinara sauce for him. 

Our other Tiger had the Spaghetti Bolognese.  He said it was some of the best pasta he's ever had.  Take a closer look.... it was amazing! 

Everything made fresh from scratch that day, taking advantage of local North Carolina farms to have the freshest ingredients possible.  Absolutely Amazing!! 

My husband and I usually get 2 separate entrees to experience different flavors, but we really wanted to try our own Lemon Linguine Shrimp and Scallop Pasta.  

Lemon Linguine with Shrimp and Scallops, 411 West, Chapel Hill, NC
by CarolinaMama©

Freshly made pasta (daily) with shrimp, scallops, some other fresh vegetables like roasted garlic, this amazing combination being perfectly completed by being sautéed in white wine, lobster butter and clam broth.  This combination is one of the best pastas we have ever experienced.  

Millionaire Pie Peanut butter mousse pie on graham cracker crust, glazed with chocolate and served 
with whipped cream and chocolate sauce

....  the Millionaire Pie leaves you speechless. And wishing you had not chosen to share! lol 

Millionaire Pie at 411 West photo by CarolinaMama©

The desserts were quite delicious to wrap up our scrumptious meal.  We could not decide on one, so we got the Millionaire Pie and Chocolate Chess Pie.  As much as we typically go for the chocolate, the favorite was the Millionaire Pie with the combination of the peanut butter and chocolate. 

Chocolate Chess Pie Served with cookies 'n cream ice cream, fudge sauce and whipped cream

Chocolate Chess Pie, 411 West, photo by CarolinaMama©

411 West serves the Southern dish, Vanilla Creme Brulee Traditional baked custard with 
caramelized sugar topping

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Visit Chapel Hill and 411 West Restaurant and Cafe. All opinions are my own.