Sunday, August 21, 2016

Denver Broncos Emmanuel Sanders plays #SKYLANDERS IMAGINATORS

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To celebrate the announcement of the new Skylanders Imaginators video game, Emmanuel Sanders, who is the wide receiver for the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos, took a break from training camp to play the awesome new video game with the newly announced playable Dr. Neo Cortex figure and Crash Bandicoot level called Thumpin' Wumpa Island! Awesome!

Photo Credit: Jim Bessette for Activision Publishing Inc.
Crash Bandicoot is the football star's favorite character from childhood, so he was super excited to be one of the very first to check out the Crash characters and level at his home in Colorado.

While playing the game, Emmanuel acted like a big kid, and in between laughs, mentioned that he can't wait to play the game this fall with his son, Princeton. Emmanuel also had a chance to design his own character and chose one with enormous muscles and an orange and blue color pattern. He was really impressed with the new Kaos toy and all of his powers and moves!

Photo Credit:Jim Bessette for Activision Publishing Inc.
Emmanuel said that Skylanders is so much fun and bringing toys and imaginations to life "is one of the coolest things that I've ever seen in video games and I LOVE video games!"

Dark Horse ~ A Dream That Became A Legend! #DVD

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Dark Horse is a story set in a former mining village in Wales and is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite "sport of kings" and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slapheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners, for whom he's become a source of inspiration and hope ~ he makes a remarkable recovery and returns to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Himalayan Salt Lamps ~ Beauty and Benefits! #himalayansalt

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I've had one Himalayan Salt Lamp in my home for the last few years and absolutely love it. Not only is a gorgeous and a great conversation piece, but the health benefits are unbeatable. My family suffers from seasonal allergies and in Texas, that could mean several times per year that we are sniffling, coughing and just miserable, but since having the salt lamp in my bedroom, I sleep like a baby at night no matter what season comes along.

I was so happy to receive another Himalayan Salt Lamp so that I could also place it in other areas of my home. In case you didn't know, salt lamps are all-natural air purifiers, made with pristine pink Himalayan salt crystals that help to clean and purify the air in any room of the home or office. I keep my lamps on at all times so that the air in my home is consistently purified and we are free of those pesky allergies and it works wonders!

Queen of Katwe ~ In Theaters September 30th #QueenOfKatwe

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"Queen of Katwe" is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende, a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona's natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she's inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family.

Disney's "Queen of Katwe" will open in theaters on September 23, 2016!

Monday, August 15, 2016

End of Summer Kids' TV on #DVD Roundup & #Giveaway!

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Well, the end of summer is almost here and the first day of school is just around the corner. It's the perfect time to gather a few of your children's favorite DVDs for afterschool or weekend enjoyment. What better way to unwind from the chaos of a busy week than with some fun and adorable characters from a group of Hasbro animated shows! 

My Little Pony ~ Friendship is Magic: Friends and Family: Twilight Sparkles returns with Applejack, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Spike to celebrate the magic of friendship and family. Come watch as Apple Bloom, Maud Pie, Bic Mac and others demonstrate that best friends can certainly be family and family can certainly be best friends!

DINOTRUX is having a birthday & we want you to help us celebrate! @Netflix

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Happy Birthday!

DINOTRUX is having its first birthday this weekend, and we want YOU to help us celebrate! Click the picture below for tons of fun printable activities to share with your kids and have a birthday party of your own to help DINOTRUX celebrate the big day.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

PETE’S DRAGON is finally opening in theatres everywhere tomorrow, August 12th! #PetesDragon

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The most magical movie of the year is finally almost here! Pete's Dragon opens in theatres everywhere tomorrow, August 12th!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Live Online Doctor Visits When You Need Them With Amwell #MomsLoveAmwell #ad

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This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and Amwell. 
All opinions are my own.

Let's face it, going to the doctor isn't fun, but then again, neither is getting sick and not feeling well, right? As a mom of four children, I've had more than my share of hours spent in a doctor's office waiting room or exam room not to mention sitting in an Emergency Room in the middle of the night with a sick child for what seems to be hours. But as a parent, those are the things we do when our loved ones are hurt or sick. 

Thanks to Amwell, parents now have the option to visit with a board-certified, licensed doctor, dietician or even psychologists online for immediate and live information and treatment ~ day or night. Another awesome feature is that Amwell can be used on a desktop computer or mobile device thanks to the convenient app. The app is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is dedicated to keeping families healthy all from the comforts of home! Awesome!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

#Skylanders Summer Games ~ Kid-Friendly Activities #RIO2016 #TrainingFor2020

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Calling all Skylanders families! Are you inspired for this year's summer games? Skylanders invites you to participate in a global campaign to get kids moving and #TrainFor202! Awesome!

We want you to share photos or short videos of your children training for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Here's the challenge...they have to incorporate a Skylander toy into their training. Easy right? For example, if they are doing a push-up, they have to go low enough for their nose to touch a Skylander stationed on the floor. If they're running a relay with siblings, they can hand off a Skylander instead of a baton. Like Skylanders Imaginators itself, the creative possibilities are endless! 

Spread Joy, Not Smears with Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens #BackToSchool #SpreadJoy

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To celebrate the upcoming back-to-school season, Paper Mate has partnered with Island Records Multi-Platinum selling singer, songwriter and international sensation, Shawn Mendes! "Spread Joy, Not Smears" is what he's excited about and he's spreading the word during his summer World Tour.

Now through December, fans will have the chance to join Shawn in spreading joy with new Paper mate InkJoy Gel Pens, available in 14 brilliant and vibrant colors with vivid gel ink that dries 3X faster for reduced smearing. Awesome! 

"The simple act of sharing a handwritten note can help spread joy and make a positive difference in someone's life. Shawn Mendes believes strongly in the power of the written word so the decision to partner with him for this program was easy," said Victor Misawa, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Writing and Creative Expression. "Shawn is a true advocate for spreading positivity through his lyrics and we are proud that he uses Paper mate InkJoy Gel Pens to inspire his songwriting."