Friday, October 9, 2015

Get Your Halloween On! Are You Superstitious?

Get Your Halloween On! Seashore Sisters is hosting a contest for Halloween with great prizes! Superstitious describes a belief in chance or magic. We are giving you a chance and perhaps we will send some magic your way.

This is three parts, but it's easy and fun to enter. Answer the Movie Trivia Quiz Questions, share a fact or trivia about Halloween, and lastly tell us what your costume choice would be.

Part One (The Halloween Movie Trivia Quiz)

1. Which character killed people in their dreams?
A. Michael Myer
B. Freddy Krueger
C. Jason Voorhees
D. Predator

2. What movie had the line "do you like scary movies?"
A. Scream
B. I know what you did last summer
C. Halloween H2O
D. Wes Craven's New Nightmare

3. In what movie, if you watch a certain video you'll die in 7 days?
A. Wrong Turn
B. Poltergeist
C. The Ring
D. Scream

4. In the first 'Alien' movie, how did Ripley kill the alien?
A. Set it on Fire
B. Blew it out of the Airlock
C. Blew it up

5. In the movie Hocus Pocus, What does Mary substitute for a broom?
A. A Lacrosse Stick
B. A Tiki Torch
C. A Vacuum

Part Two – Name one trivia or fact about Halloween. (Suggestions: movies or music, traditions, superstitions.) The more details you include, the better.

Part Three – You are attending a Costume Party for Halloween. What would your costume choice be, who would you dress up as? (And tell us why if you like. We'd love to know.)

Enter for a chance to win one of these prizes: Fandango Movie Gift Card valued at $25.00 (two will be awarded), The Popcorn Factory: a Goblin Goodies Basket, a Giant Boo! Fun Pail, a Ghost Stories 2 Gallon 4-Flavor Popcorn Tin, and a Halloween Popcorn Balls Decorating Kit. Prizes are awarded at random.

Deadline to enter is 12 noon EST on Saturday, October 24th. Winners will be notified by end of day on the 24th. U.S. only for this one. Prizes will be distributed in time for Halloween.

Post on our blog or email (If you want to email your quiz answers and only share your fact/trivia and Halloween costume on our blog, that is perfectly acceptable.)

Enter and Have Fun!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Meet Lindsey Stirling! A Hip Hop Ballerina Violinist

Lindsey Stirling is a dancing, hip hop violinist and a self-made success story. The term “self-made artist” has never applied more than it does to Lindsey Stirling, who got started by taking a class on how to create a career on the web. With a personality so big in person and onstage, it is no wonder Lindsey’s career has gone beyond that of the average musician.

Q: Give us some background about yourself. 

Lindsey: Through my entire childhood, my family struggled financially, however I would not trade my humble childhood years for anything else. It was during these years that I learned that a pair of scissors and a bottle of paint could transform refrigerator boxes into a spaceship adventure to mars, that a tattered pink dress once put on could become a ball gown, and that eating a bowl of cereal on the living room floor with my dad was quality time. In spite of the many limitations that could have boxed me in, it was these years that taught me to dream big, work hard and enjoy the small simple moments of life. Since then, I have learned the violin, I started film school at BYU, I went on a Mormon Mission to NYC, finished school at BYU in recreational therapy and worked in rehab centers with troubled teens. I began to pursue a musical career when I went on Americas Got Talent in 2010. I was told by the judges and many other "professionals" in the music business that I was not marketable and that I'd never make it as a performer. That same little girl that made rockets out of boxes persevered and continues to dream big. Through youtube I have gained a million followers worldwide. I am now a touring musician and I am living my dream.

Q: You proved those judges wrong! How has YouTube affected your life?

Lindsey: Thank you! YouTube — holy cow! — I can do my career at my own pace. I didn’t have anybody to tell me I wasn’t ready, and I learned how to self-market and how to strategize.

Q: Does being a Mormon restrict your lifestyle and/or career?

Lindsey: I still follow the lifestyle of the Mormon Church. I try to go to church every Sunday even when I’m on tour. It’s not only my upbringing, but it helps me stay sane. It helps me remember my purpose and the overall picture of what is important to me and what makes me happy. People call it a restrictive lifestyle, but it keeps me very safe. At the same time, that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

Q: Your battle with Anorexia. Can you tell us about that?  
Lindsey: Like many women in our highly superficial society, I battled Anorexia, discovering my disorder while working with troubled girls. My fight with the eating disorder is the theme for the music video of my song Shatter Me.” I used a ballerina in a music box; she’s trapped in this perfect, porcelain shell, but it keeps her safe, it keeps her protected. Her porcelain skin is like a symbol of this rigid image of perfection… it can’t move, it can’t emote. That’s kind of how I felt. I became this person that I didn’t even know who I was because I was consumed with perfection. My world became cold, and grey, and still. I was so unhappy.
This was to depict my struggle in realizing it was worth it to fight to be free from that. I feel like I broke free from it and I’m so happy now as a result of that. I wanted this song to be a way to give hope to other people, that you can shatter the barriers that even you build around yourself.

Q: What are your influences?

Lindsey: I definitely take a lot of influence from my classical background and throw it into my electronic style. I try to make it a big fusion of everything that I love, be it classical, be it electronic, be it rock, be it Celtic music. Sometimes my fans will say, "Lindsey's the best violinist in the world!" and I think, heavens no. There are so many violinists who can play far better than me, and I don't ever pretend to be the best violinist in the world and I definitely don't think I am. But I think that it's important for people to realize that I do what I love. I've found a way to make the violin something that kids can relate to, kids who maybe wouldn't normally be drawn to a classical violin. It doesn't mean that it's better or worse, but it's just different. I've never felt like things should be categorized. Just because you're a violinist doesn't mean that you have to play classical music; just because you're maybe shaped differently doesn't mean you can't be a dancer. I want to live my life in a way that boxes don't exist and boundaries don't have to be there. So I hope that people can see that through my music; it's about being fresh, being innovative, and making it fun.

Q: Violin is, of course, your main instrument. Have you ever had a desire to learn a different string instrument, or another instrument altogether?

Lindsey: Someday I want to learn piano.

Q: What Hobbies, sports or other interests do you have or want to try?

Lindsey: I love rock climbing, I think it would be fun do yoga, and I’d love to learn more about producing music.

You can find Lindsey on Facebook, her website, and on You Tube.

Comment here on my blog to be eligible to win an autographed copy of Lindsey's book "The Only Pirate at the Party" in Hardcover- being released on January 12, 2016.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Throwback Thursday! Do You Remember Dr. Seuss? Baby Love!

Throwback Thursday posts are a time to share nostalgia, a chance to look back on the past, and maybe nudge your memory, courtesy of Do You Remember. We post almost every Thursday and as often as possible, include prizes, contests or giveaways.

Do You Remember Dr. Seuss? He taught us to count different colors of fish and told us to eat a really weird dish.

This one is for the parents and parents-to-be, for your children or for yourself.  Baby Love!

Easy to enter! Take the Baby quiz. Name one Song with Baby in the title and one Movie with Baby in the title.  Optional but extra points if you do - Share your favorite Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen or Parenting tip, advice, funny story, recipe - anything at all! Enter by posting here and/or email

Part One: The Baby Quiz! (Multiple Choice)

01. Who was the original Gerber baby?
A. Shirley Temple

B. Ann Turner
C. Elizabeth Taylor

02. What color was used for boys in 1900's?
A. Blue
B. Pink
C. Yellow

03. How heavy was the heaviest baby ever born?
A. 15 pounds 5 ounces
B. 30 pounds
C. 21 pounds 4 ounces
D. 23 pounds 12 ounces
E. 17 pounds 2 ounces
F. 26 pounds 1 ounce

04. What is the greatest amount of children born to one woman?
A. 20
B. 42
C. 69

05. What is the first sense a baby develops?
A. hearing
B. taste
C. smell
D. touch

06. What is the average time it takes a man to change a diaper?
A. 30 seconds flat!
B. 3 minutes
C. 2 minutes 5 seconds
D. 1 minute 36 seconds

07. What are the 3 careers of the men in "3 Men and a Baby?"
A. Waiter, Actor, Mortgage Broker
B. Actor, Architect, Songwriter
C. Architect, Cartoonist, Actor
D. Cartoonist, Actor, Salesman

08. Babies are born without which body part?
A. Kneecaps
B. Elbows
C. Tailbone
D. Shoulder blades

09. Which of the following celebrities named their baby Phinnaeus?
A. Angelina Jolie
B. Julia Roberts
C. Courtney Cox
D. Barbra Walters

10. What percentage of babies actually arrive on their due date?
A. 80-81%
B. 24-25%
C. 3-4%

Part Two: Name a Song and Name a Movie that have "Baby" in the title (You can't use Baby Love by the Supremes though since I shared that one.)

Part Three: This is Optional -  Share your favorite Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen or Parenting tip, advice, funny story, favorite memory, a recipe - anything you want to share.

The Prizes:

Barnes & NobleDr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection includes The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, and Fox in Socks and a $50 gift card

Sephora $100 gift card

OshKosh B'gosh, and/or Carter's $100 gift card (can be used for either one)

 Babies "R" Us $100 gift card

American Girl - doll of your choice from their website and includes the Book and the Doll's Accessories, plus the Book Series Completion Pack

LEGO - $75 gift card

Bundled Gift Prize of Parents Magazine - one year subscription, plus an Amazon $50 gift card and a Target $50 gift card (gift cards courtesy of Gerber) 

Ralph Lauren - $100 gift card

JCPenney - $75 gift card

Starbucks -  $50 gift card and any one of your choice of either a 32 count Kcups pack, or one pound ground or one pound whole bean coffee

Winners will be chosen on Saturday, September 26th at 4 PM EST. Enter by 3 PM EST!
Again, post here and/or email us at to enter.


Good luck and just have fun!