Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Watch movies anytime, anywhere with #Disney Movies Anywhere! #DMA

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Disney Movies Anywhere makes watching your favorite movies practically effortless and now with the new available platforms, it's even easier! 


Disney recently announced that the awesome app that allows users to watch their Disney movies online, Disney Movies Anywhere, has expanded so that movies are even more accessible. By teaming up with Amazon Video, Roku, Android TV and Microsoft (XBox 360) in addition to the platforms already available, movies can be streamed to practically any device that you own. Awesome!

I was invited to the Disney Studios in Burbank, California, for a press event and had the opportunity to talk with the team that has been working to bring us this amazing cloud-based video service with so many different providers. As a Disney Movies Anywhere user, I love that it's so convenient to now link my DMA account to other accounts, like Amazon Video. I have all of my movies in one location and they can be viewed on our phones, tablets, and now my son's XBox 360. It's super easy to browse, buy and view movies eligible Disney, Disney Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies and enjoy exclusive content and bonus features too.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Leatherface Photo-Opportunity at @FantomFest #SanAntonio

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A photo with Bob Elmore, as Leatherface is just one of the awesome things to do at 
Fantom Fest 2015 in San Antonio! Click HERE or on the photo above to purchase your ticket before they sell out! 

Also from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, guests include Teri McMinn and Ed Guinn...Awesome!

RL STINE’S MONSTERVILLE: CABINET OF SOULS on #DVD ~ #Giveaway!

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From the best-selling creator of the GooseBumps Franchise comes an all-new chilling adventure, available on DVD!


Dare to enter a mysterious realm where the cost of admission just might be your soul! When a traveling Hall of Horrors show arrives in the town of Danville, high school friends can't wait to get spooked. The monsters, zombies, and ghouls are ocmpletely life-like, and the villainous showman, Dr. Hysteria, and his enchanting assistant, Lilith, really know how to turn up the scares. But when Beth discovers a haunted cabinet backstage that traps the souls of their lost teens, it's up to the gang to stop the mayhem before they are trapped forever.

R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls debuted on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on September 29th, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. This new movie stars Dove Cameron (Descendants), Katherine McNamara (Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials), Ryan McCartan (Liv and Maddie) and Tiffany Espensen (Kirby Buckets)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Join Disneyland's 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration #Disneyland60

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Disneyland has held a very special place in the hearts of people everywhere for 60 years and since this year is the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration, the park has enhanced the magic for all of us dreamers in a big way. 


I was able to experience all of the Disney magic recently as I was invited to California with an amazing group of bloggers from all over the country. We had the best time at Disneyland , learned so much about the happiest place on earth and I honestly felt just like a kid again ~ but isn't that what Disneyland is all about?


From the moment we arrived at the park, I was in awe. I had visited Disneyworld in Florida several times but this trip to Disneyland was a first for me and something I can now cross off of my bucket-list (although I do plan to go back!) Disneyland is decorated not only for the Halloween season but also the 60th Anniversary as well. On every corner, light post, fence and building there is evidence of this amazing milestone in Disney history. The entire park looks spectacular, there isn't one spot in all of Disneyland that is lacking in colorful and festive decorations. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Tune in to Tyra Banks New Daytime Show "The FAB Life" on #ABC

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On a recent episode of the all-new daytime show, "The FAB Life," co-hosts Tyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen share their heartfelt stories about their struggles with starting a family. As this is something that speaks to many people from all over the world who have also struggled, many can relate to the struggles of those in the spotlight.


Be sure to tune in to "The FAB Life" on ABC for more from Tyra and Chrissy!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The History of Rave!

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Nowadays, rave is a term that is used for chaotic parties and life full of vices. However, it began as the underground movement for lovers of electronic music that wanted to dance and have a good time while listening to their favorite performers. Entire community of free minded people and DJ’s was formed around it, allowing people liberty that wasn’t present anywhere else. In time, electronic music grew to be one of the most popular genres and nowadays, entire shows with lasers, smokes, video beams and all sorts of special effect are created to facilitate these events. It became way of living that led to certain behavior, new types of clothes such as rave pants and fluorescent shirts as well as all night long, crazy dancing.

Friday, September 25, 2015

VeggieTales In The House Season 2 Available TODAY On #Netflix!‏

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Have you heard? 
Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and all of your favorite Veggies are back in the all-new second season of the Emmy-nominated DreamWorks Animation orginal series, VEGGIETALES in the House ~ today exclusively on Netflix!


Every fun filled episode features life lessons and inspirational messages, and will have kids laughing out loud and singing along to brand new songs. These Veggies are always fresh - rooted in values and sprouting up fun! The Veggies meet new lovable friends like Callie Flower and Tina Celerina, adopt a pet puppy, invent a secret flavor of ice cream, sing silly new songs, see superheroes LarryBoy and Junior JetPack join forces and so much more!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Get Scary Good Pricing on Grave Busters at BuyCostumes!

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Are you ready for Halloween? If not, have no fear. There's still lots of time to assemble the perfect costume and accessories.



 Begin putting together costumes for the entire family and check out the Grave Buster section at BuyCostumes. They have some of the hottest costumes and accessories for the Halloween season and their prices are awesome! As an added treat, BuyCostumes is giving all of my readers a 15% discount on anything on their website! Awesome!


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4 Essential Areas Of Home Improvement You Need To Maintain

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A home is a reflection of its owner. It is enough to say that people who are in a better shape have more energy for chores, since they have more physical potential for keeping their homes in a maintained condition. However, in order not to disperse those cleaning efforts on too many things, the following four areas need to get special attention in home maintenance.



Guarding the yards

People who have both front and back yards can enjoy the view of the front lawn or barbecues in the back on weekend afternoons. The drawback of having two yards is the fact that they need constant maintenance. Due to the common abundance of plants in the front area, you have to prune your perennials, shrubs and trees every year (at different times; check this calendar) to keep it in a good shape. In addition, the paths that lead from the house to the street or back-yard sheds also require regular repairs.

Turn Up Any Tailgate Party with Tequila Cocktails from Hornitos!

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Tailgating season is officially upon us, which means it's definitely time to fire up the grill and mix up some tempting cocktails to keep your pre-graming crowd more than pleased. While the excitement of the big game is more than enough to get true fans going, nothing keeps them coming back more than a first string food spread and a well-made cocktail, of course!

We all know what tailgating is, but what about the origins of this get-together? It's believed that the first tailgate celebration occured around the start of the Civil War. Hoping to witness the first Battle of Bull Run, people traveled out from Washington DC to the areas around the battlefield and enjoyed a variety of food while cheering on their "team." Another early example would be the "Chuckwagon" which originated in Texas in 1866.  This was a ideal way to feed hungry travelers with the horse drawn carriage carrying not only the food but also a means to cooking it. With both examples, it's easy to see that tailgating has been around for many years and will continue to be a tradition for many years to come.

CAPTIVE ~ A True Story of Inspiration and Faith #FollowYourPurpose #FlyBy #Giveaway

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If you remember a story in 2005 about a woman being held hostage in her apartment overnight by an escaped prisoner, then this book and movie will surely peak your interest!


CAPTIVE is based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation. It's a thrilling drama about the spiritual collision of two broken lives. When Brian Nichols is on the run as an escaped prisoner, he is desperate to make contact with his newborn son. In desperation, he takes recovering meth addict, Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment. Ashley turns to Rick Warren's best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life and while reading aloud, she and her would be killer each face crossroads where despair and death intersect with hope.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Welcome to the Jungle ~ #Zootopia ~ In theaters March 4, 2016 from #Disney!

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The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together ~ a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam artist fox, Nick Wilde to solve the mystery. 

STAR WARS: The Force Awakens - New Facebook 360 Experience! #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

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Would you love to feel like you are actually"there" in the Star Wars universe?


Disney and Lucasfilm have are proud to debut an exclusive 360 experience from the upcoming movie STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. This innovatieve video experience brings fans inside the beloved universe for an even more amazing view.



To create 360 videos, a special set of cameras is used to record all 360 degrees of a scene simultaneously. This means that when the video is playing on Facebook, the viewer can choose which angle they want to see. Wow! On the web this can be done by dragging around the video with the curser and on mobile devices it can be done by dragging with a finger or simply by turning the device. Mobile users will be able to hold up their phone and the 360 video will follow as the device is turned. 
Speed across the Jakku desert from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this immersive 360 experience created exclusively for Facebook.
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In the future, imagine watching 360 videos of  a friends vacation to a small village in France or a festival in Brazil. With this technology you'll be able to look around and experience things as if you were actually there! Awesome!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be in theaters everywhere on December 18th!

Enter to win a Coach Handbag ~ Fan Appreciation! #Giveaway

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If you've never owned a Coach Handbag or maybe you have one and want another, then don't pass up this giveaway! On AWESOME person is going to win one of the gorgeous handbags below. That's right! Winner's Choice!

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Welcome to the Monthly Coach Handbag Fan Appreciation Giveaway!

Jenns Blah Blah Blog and all her amazing blogging buddies have come together to give you a chance to win a Coach Handbag! Before we get started I wanted to be sure and say thank you to the following bloggers, they are amazing and we love each and every one of them! This giveaway is hosted and sponsored by us (Jenns Blah Blah Blog), and co­hosted by  Just Free Stuff, Adventures of country divasPink Ninja Media, Pink Ninja Blogger, Everything Mommyhood, Barefoot in Bluejeans, Mama Mission, Thrifty 4NSIC Gal Bay Area Mommy, Budget Earth, Powered By Mom and all the other amazing bloggers who are helping promote this giveaway!  

Sunday, September 20, 2015

#Skylanders #SuperCharges are HERE! #Activision #VideoGame

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They're here!!


The highly anticipated launch of Skylanders SuperChargers, fro the #1 kids console franchise, hits the store shelves today! If you haven't purchased your starter kit and other Skylanders SuperCharger characters and vehicles, what are you waiting for?


This is an exciting time for all Skylanders fans as this new release takes this awesome video game to the next level with action packed racing, new characters and tons of new and innovative features.

Tell us which new Skylanders SuperChargers character or vehicle is your favorite in the comments below! 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

I'm hopping on a plane to LAX for a Disney Press Event! #Tomorrowlandbloggers #AladdinBloggers #Disneyland60

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I'm super excited to tell everyone that I was invited to Los Angeles for a Disney Press Event! Yap! This trip is to celebrate Disneyland's 60th Anniversary in addition to the release of Tomorrowland (in stores October 13th!) and Aladdin (out of the vault soon!) This Disney Press event is for Disney Dreamers and anyone who has a passion for all things Disney...so join me September 20th through September 22nd on this magic carpet ride! 

Friday, September 18, 2015

LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicals on #DVD #StarWars

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Your favorite Star Wars heroes are back in The New Yoda Chronicles featuring four complete episodes that unleash the lighter side of the force. In this newly released DVD, after headstrong Luke nearly delivers the good guys into Palpatine's clutches, Master Yoda and the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi unearth the Holocrons ~ last remnants of the secrets of the Jedi ~ to further Luke's training. But Darth Vader also seeks the Holocrons, and he'll stop at nothing to get to them first! Meanwhile, courageous superclone Jek-14 comes out of retirement to help bolster the Rebels. Share all the action packed thrills of these interlocking, intergalactic comic adventures, and enjoy a whole new universe of fun in LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' T-Machines #Giveaway

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for years and still going strong! My two  young sons consider the Turtles a few of their favorite super heroes and love the movies, clothes and toys. 
We received something new recently, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-Machines! This is an all new collection of die cast vehicles and playsets from Playmates Toys. My kids had (and are still having) a great time playing with the fast rolling vehicles and the playset. 


The playsets include a Garage and Lair Playset, Sewer Gas Station Playset and the TCRI Building Playset, which when put together make a cool Turtle city. Each set includes tunnels, lifts, ramps and other features so that kids can roll and battle their T-Machine vehicles. The sets also snap together to change it up a bit and make one large play environment.

SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS - Out This Sunday!‏

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Portal Masters...start your engines for Skylanders Chargers in stores this Sunday!

Skylander fans worldwide are gearing up for the launch of the newest Skylanders adventure, Skylanders SuperChargers. The number one kids console franchise is trailblazing the Toys for Life category by introducing vehicles to life ~ playable both within and outside of the game. Awesome! Players can explore Skylands via land, sea and sky in the adventure mode, co-op play and the newest addition, head to head racing! Additionally now players can take their Skylanders adventures with them for a true on the go experience via iPad and for the first time ever, with iPod, iPhone and Apple TV!



Thursday, September 17, 2015

Cinderella ~ Midnight is just the beginning! #Disney

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Do you believe in Magic?

 

Every little girls dream is to be Cinderella, including me when I was a child. She was so beautiful, elegant and all of her wishes and dreams came true when she found her Prince Charming. When I received this new version of Cinderella, I didn't even think about it being for my kids, it was for me! Of course my daughter immediately wanted it for herself as well and that's when I realized that Cinderella is truly the ultimate fairytale. 

This enchanting film is a beloved and empowering story told in such a new and beautiful way but yet tells the same story I remember as a child. When Ella's father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her stepsisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. She of course, did not know his true identity at the time. Eventually Ella becomes one with her pure heart when she meets the prince and dances away to a better life with glass shoes, and a little help from her fairy godmother, of course!

Toast to the first day of Fall with Sauza Tequila! #1stDayofFall

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As the sun sets a little earlier, the leaves begin to change colors and we become surrounded by pumpkin spice everything, it can only mean one thing ~ fall is here! Other than the designated date, do you know the signs of fall beginning? 


In some regions of North American the landscape begins to burst with vibrant colored leaves of red, yellow and orange shades. The leaves begin to fall off of the trees which may not be as exciting for the parents who rake the leaves as it is for the children who would rather jump into piles of leaves with friends. The temperatures start to drop as the nights get longer and everyone prepares for the winter months ahead. 

Whether you're planning to picnic amongst the fall foilage, pick pumpkins at the local pumpkin patch or host a bonfire or cool outdoor party for friends, a Pumpkin Spice Margarita or Autumn Cran-Orange Margarita will certainly feature the flavors of fall that you crave. So grab your cozy sweater and toast to the first day of fall on September 23rd with delicious seasonal cocktail recipes on behalf of Sauza Tequila, each with a combination of tempting ingredients and flavors to keep you cozy and warm this fall.

Say hello to Fall in a big way with Skinnygirl Cocktails #Recipes

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If you enjoy the warm weather months then saying good-by to summer may not be a high on your list, but instead of mourning the sunshine and warm days, get excited about the brand new season ~ Fall and all of the delicious Fall cocktails! 

Pack up the frozen margaritas and other slushy drinks and reach for something warm and cozy like these SkinnyGirl Cocktails featuring the yummy seasonal flavors of pumpkin and apple. They're perfect for tailgate parties, bonfires or a relaxing night by the fireplace or outside fire pit. 

A few simple ingredients can transform an uninspiring drink into a festive and seasonal beverage that will impress your friends and family members. As the breeze gets cooler, break out the scarves and boots, the sweaters and hoodies and watch the leaves change colors or light a fire to set your mood for autumn. 

A Powerful Combination of Oral Hygiene Products from @Colgate! #MyDaily #Giveaway

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Colgate has a powerful new team of products that are designed to not only whiten teeth but also help to repair early teeth and gum damage...sometimes before you even know it exists! Wow! I'm a long time Colgate fan and after using this new toothpaste for a couple of weeks, my mouth feels great and my teeth look awesome. Good oral hygiene is so important but taking preventative action is just as vital for me and my family.

Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste contains a multi-active formula that strengthens teeth by remineralizing weakened enamel and fighting plaque to keep gums healthy. This new addition to the Colgate family kills bacteria that causes gingivitis, protects against cavities while whitening teeth and freshening breath, so it's basically the "TOTAL" package!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

My Best Advice for Saving Money with Accessory Rescue‏

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There are a lot of things I love in life, but saving money is one of the things I love the most. There are so many different ways to do it, and I get a little thrill every time I manage to save even a few bucks. And an even bigger thrill when I save a big wad of cash! Some of the easiest ways to save money is by doing a little bit of DIY. Sometimes when something breaks, it's cheaper to replace it with a new product. But some of the time, especially with valuable items, fixing it up can help you avoid spending a lot of money. Often it isn't worth mending broken accessories, but if it's valuable then making repairs is worth it.

Repairing Diamond Jewelry

No one would throw away a piece of diamond jewelry just because it was broken. You would be throwing a lot of money down the drain. And replacing it would cost you even more. If you have something that has broken in some way, you can easily have it fixed. Taking your jewelry to a professional repair service is the best way to get damage sorted. You probably won't be able to do it yourself, unless you have specialist tools. But you can clean your diamond jewelry with some cleaning solution. Just make sure you use the right product for both the stone and metal of the piece.

Fixing a Watch

If you have an expensive watch, you don't want to put it away in a draw if it starts to show signs of wear. There are lots of ways that you can fix it, and you don't even need a professional service a lot of the time. One of the easiest things to do is to look at new watch bands and replace the current one. You can also put a new piece of glass on the front of the watch if it's scratched or cracked. If your watch stops working, don't assume the worst. It probably just needs a new battery, and having it replaced will hardly cost you anything at all.

The Weapons of Star Wars ~ Which is your favorite? #StarWars

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Calling all Star Wars fans! With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens just around the corner, it's time to get reacquainted with some of the Star Wars machinery. Everyone has their favorite weapon, whether it's a light saber, blaster or missile launcher. Let's face it they're all really cool and secretly you may wish you could buy a few of your own, right? Unfortunately, these amazing creations are only available in a galaxy far, far away, but we can dream!

The Weapons of Star Wars

This infographic was brought to you by Buddy Loans.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

An Amazing Tinted Moisturizing Sunscreen from Oz Naturals! #antiaging #skincare

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What do you think about when you hear the phrase, "anti-aging?" Usually those words are describing the effects of a great skin moisturizer or cream, right? Yes, but not always! 


I recently discovered a product from Oz Naturals that I absolutely adore ~ Oz Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen! As a person who is not comfortable to age gracefully, I do tend to seek out products that battle fine lines, wrinkles and any other thing that indicates my age but I've never used a tinted moisturizer until now. My skin is pretty dry so moisturizer is a must-have item in my collection and I of course use sunscreen to protect my skin from the harmful rays of the sun, especially when I'm going to be outside for a lengthy period of time. Foundation is a product that I don't wear on a daily basis, only because sometimes it feels heavy but the tinted moisturizer from Oz Naturals is so light that I barely know it's on my face. 

Disney's The #JungleBook ~ In Theaters April 2016

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The Jungle Book is an all-new live action epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who's been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he's ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther turned stern mentor Bagheera, and the free spirited bear Baloo. Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don't exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa, a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth talking King Louie, who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: FIRE

10 Extraordinary #Facts About Everyday Thing

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Did you know that you spend two weeks of your entire life waiting at traffic lights? Every day, we use, encounter or pass by things and don't realize there may be more to them than we think. I bet you don't know the whole story behind a fire hydrant...or the unique fact about the King of Hearts. Alright! I've said too much...Watch the video below for some never before heard facts!

Cheers to National Guacamole Day with Sauza Tequila! #Recipes

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Holy Guacamole! National Guacamole Day is September 16th and it's the ideal day to indulge in this green super food...the avocado! It's the holiday some of us wait for all year long so that we can show our true (green) colors with a great reason. If you thought Labor Day was the only fun holiday in September, think again! This amazing fresh fruit deserves to be celebrated as it's one fruit that has an unappealing outward appearance yet the inside is something we crave in our favorite dip...guacamole! 

Everyone considers guacamole the ultimate party snack but of course, there's is so much more to it than some realize. Avocados, the main ingredient in guacamole, is packed full with over twenty vitamins! Avocados can also be used as a substitute for butter in some baking recipes, they contain "good fats" that help to reduce cholesterol and are known to help fight cancer. Wow! 

The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden #BiggestStory #FlyBy #Giveaway

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The Bible is full of exciting and interesting stories that give us something to think about and maybe apply to our daily lives, but sometimes children don't quite understand nor are they able to connect those stories to God's plan and their lives. As a child, I was never able to understand therefore, didn't have much interest in reading the Bible. It all seemed so complicated.


The Biggest Story, by Kevin DeYoung leads kids and parents as well, on an exciting journey through the Bible. The way he tells each story is so clear and connects the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ's death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth. The way the book is put together actually seems like one big story rather than a bunch of little stories. I gave this book to my ten year old to read as he's very curious about all things and he has read through a couple of chapters so far. He's had a few questions but over all really finds the book interesting, especially the illustrations!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Bladder Leakage is no laughing matter, but I laugh anyway! #TryImpressa

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Having a great sense of humor is very important to me. I've always loved to laugh and have fun and if there's something preventing my from doing that, it certainly brings me down. My pregnancies along with the weight gain had weakened my muscles that are needed for bladder control and after having my youngest son I noticed the occasional accident. Ugh!


As time went on I tried to hide it, never talked about it and just dealt with it the best that I could. Then one day as I was watching one of my favorite reality shows on television, I realized it's not just me...I'm not alone! Kris Jenner, who is the matriarch of the Kardashian family, revealed that she suffers from incontinence. She was shown on camera, several times, dashing to the bathroom and sometimes not making in time. I think at first the storyline was considered funny as some of her children made fun of her but ultimately I only thought about how brave she was for exposing herself to the public. She let others know that even though she was a well known celebrity, she too peed her pants on occasion! My respect for her increased so much after that episode. Kris Jenner wasn't the only famous woman to talk about their lack of bladder control ~ Whoopie Goldberg, Fergie and even Katy Perry have struggled with leakage and some at a young age.

Are you prepared for Emergencies? #DLproducts

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There are countless types of emergency situations that could happen and lately I've been concerned that maybe I'm not prepared for even the most common type of emergency. A power outage can occur at any time of the year and although most of the time, power to your home is restored fairly quickly, there are those times that your power is out for an extended period of time. Do you have what you need to get through this frustrating and troublesome time? After a bit of research I've put together a list of items that should always be on-hand in every home in case of a power outage or black-out.


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Awesome photos are possible with your Smartphone!

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Do you take a lot of pictures with your cell phone? I do and sometimes they just aren't what I am looking for or expect when I look at the finished result. I often wonder if it's my lack of good amateur photography skills or is it the camera on my phone? 


I'm certainly not a professional photographer by any means and have no training but after realizing that if I had the right accessories my phone could take pictures that were so much more creative and intense. I recently tried the 3-in-1 Supreme Fisheye Lens and absolutely love it! Although it took me awhile to get the hang of using the lenses, it turns out to be a lot of fun and really easy. The clip-on detachable jelly lens is not only compatible with my smartphone but also with digital cameras. 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Ultron is Everywhere & Exclusive Avengers content now on Disney Movies Anywhere‏! #AgeofUltron

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Have you been waiting for the opportunity to watch Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron at home? Now you can watch it at home or on the go, with Disney Movies Anywhere!


It was just like Christmas morning when I told my son that we could watch this newly released movie on our computer or other device. He was so excited and couldn't believe that it was possible...that's when I introduced him to Disney Movies Anywhere! Not only did I show him our available movies on my laptop, but we downloaded the app on his smartphone and he was able to watch Avengers: Age of Ultron on his favorite device, and whereever he wanted. He thought it was awesome! I too, love that my kids and I can watch our movies anywhere we go and aren't limited to watching the discs at home. We always have our devices with us and this is one more fun and useful activity for all of us!

Check out a clip from "Connecting the Universe," an exclusive feature that explores the epic network of intertwining story line in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, highlighting the intricate links between the worlds of the MCU charachters and their comic history. Enjoy!

Wings Over Houston Airshow #Giveaway

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Get ready to attend one of the most spectacular events to come to the Houston area...Wings Over Houston Airshow! Kids and adults will enjoy seeing the high-flying jets and hearing the rumbling of powerful engines as they show off their aviation skills and as a bonus, on awesome person will win a really cool aviation-themed prize pack! 

 Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by the Wings Over Houston Airshow and New Creative Media. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Homegate like a Champ this #Football Season! @hhgregg

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So,you don't have tickets to the big game? Not a problem! Even without being there, you can enjoy the game with friends, family, plenty of team spirit and a great selection of food and drinks at your own Homegate Party! The NFL season is ready for kick off so it's definitely time to start planning the first homegate party of the year. To get started there are a few must-haves for a successful get together.

The Menu
At a traditional tailgate party the food is a big part of the event just as it is for homegating. The key is to prepare easy to eat food like chips, dips, hot wings, and basically anything cooked on the grill!

Beverages
Beer. Yes, for a lot of football fans, having plenty of beer on ice is a homegate essential. For those that prefer something else, be sure to have soda, bottled water and maybe a pitcher or two of margaritas! Yum!

Team Spirit
Of course you will want to show your team spirit and there are some fun ways to do it. Wear your favorite team jersey, hat, jewelry or face paint in addition to decorating your home or yard. There is really no limit when it comes to supporting your team so use your imagination and host a party to remember.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Toolbox Hero - An Inside Look

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It doesn’t matter if you’re planning to move, remodel, or travel somewhere, a well-equipped toolbox is something everyone should have in their home. When the time comes to unclog your drain, hang a picture or a mirror on your wall, or replace the toilet paper holder, you will want to have everything you need at hand. Being a Toolbox Hero means being prepared for practically anything, and always having the right tool in your toolbox.


THE GOOD DINOSAUR ~ Coloring & Activity Sheets #GoodDino

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"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? 


Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. 

#SKYLANDERS Partners With Race Car Driver @MaxChilton! @IndyLights @SkylandersGame

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Start you engines Skylanders Fans! 


Skylanders SuperChargers will be lighting up the track this weekend with racing star Max Chilton! The race car driver has partnered with the #1 kids' console franchise for the season finale of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, part of the Mazda Road to Indy, happening on Saturday and Sunday in Monterey, California. Max's uniform and vehicle will feature Skylanders SuperChargers branding. Awesome!

The partnership takes Skylanders SuperChargers' latest innovation of vehicles to life ~ and revs up one of the games' newest features, racing. Chilton, a 24 year old former Formula 1 Driver and fan of the Skylanders franchise will blaze the tracks of Laguna Seca in a Skylander SuperCharged-themed race car on September 12 - 13, 2015.

Give the Gift of #Music from Casio ~ @CasioMusicGear

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Casio recently released a new digital piano that is so much more than just a keyboard, the CGP-700 actually stands for "Compact Grand Piano!" This sleek digital piano sounds just like a grand piano with state of the art technology that makes it ideal not only for music enthusiasts but also on a professional level as the CGP-700 boasts features and numerous functions that make it family-friendly and user friendly enough for schools, home or concerts.


Tech Meets Traditional: Casio's Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard, with 88 touch-sensitive keys, is based on the keyboard of a grand piano and provides an authentic playing experience. Because there are three sensors instead of the conventional two, key movements can be measured precisely.

Small But Mighty: The superior design and feel of the CGP-700 is compared to a standard grand piano, but is in a compact size ideal for the smallest rooms. It can also be used with or without the included stand, for easy portability.

Easy To Use: Casio's Color Touch Interface (CTI) is easy to navigate and has a color graphic touch display that provides access to every feature. This 5.3" high-resolution display is bright, clear and makes full use of a huge color palette to keep the use informed and in control.

Sound: The CGP-700 offers an amazing sample of a 9' concert grand piano, as well as hundreds of other built in sounds including guitars, basses, strings, brass, organs and more. Included are 550 different tones and 200 different rhythms, along with several music genres to choose from.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Incredible True Story ~ 90 Minutes in Heaven Book #Giveaway #HOPELIVES #FLYBY

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90 Minutes in Heaven is a book that is based on the inspiring best selling book that has sold 7 million copies. If you're interested in viewing the movie when it comes to theaters later this week, then you will definitely want to read the book. I had the opportunity to read and review this book and I can tell you that it is inspiring to me. I realize that not everyone has the same beliefs when it comes to the spiritual world, but after reading this amazing story, there is one thing that I believe to be true and it's that there is an after-life. By no means will I ever be that person to push my own personal beliefs on any other person, but when I feel strongly about something, I do feel compelled to let others know.

Enter to #win a $250 Visa Gift Card! #Giveaway

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gift card giveaway

Could you use $250 right about now? I bet you could and I know that I sure could! One awesome person is going to win a gift card valued at $250. Awesome! It's really simple to enter and only takes a few minutes, so what do you have to lose?

This giveaway is hosted by Jenns Blah Blah Blog and sponsored by her wonderful friends at Minute Maid who want parents to stop take a deep breathe and realize their doing better than they might think.  They also want to encourage others to tell friend, family and loved ones who they see doing an awesome job as a parent that they are doing a better job than they might think. To learn more about this awesome campaign head over to Jenns Blah Blah Blog and check out a post from her sister letting her know that she's doin' good here

One lucky person will win a $250 Visa Gift Card! Giveaway is open to US, must be 18 or older and enter before Oct 9th at 11:59pm EST. 

#Snuggle Launches #ShareABear Campaign on National Teddy Bear Day‏!

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Do you remember your first teddy bear and the joy and companionship that it brought to you as a child? The positive effects of teddy bears are well documented, providing people of all ages with a rare companionship that very few other things can match. This is particularly true in times of sickness or stress as the teddy bear can help comfort and give reassurance. At any age, holding a cuddly teddy bear can trigger a release of "feel good" hormones! No one understands this feeling better than Snuggle Bear, who has been softening laundry and hearts for over 30 years. Snuggle's mission to make the world a softer place is especially meaningful as we celebrate National Teddy Bear Day today!

"As one of the fastest growing brands in the fabric conditioning category, Snuggle is focused on making the world a softer place," said Bibie Wu, Vice President of Marketing for Snuggle. "So it's no surprise that SeptemBEAR is one of Snuggle's favorite times of the year. SeptemBEAR is a month to celebrate the special place teddy bears have in our hearts, and we are proud to celebrate with activities that capture the warm and snuggly spirit of the brand."

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Become a Part of the Disney Parks 2016 Moms Panel!‏

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Calling all Disney experts and savvy trip planners! Disney Parks Moms Panel is looking for you!


Do you know the prime spot for watching fireworks at the Magic Kingdom? Do your friends and family come to you for the inside scoop on the best breakfast Mickey has to offer? If you can answer "YES" to any of these questions, you could be the next member of the 2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel!