Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween from Skylander Frightful Fiesta! @Activision

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Halloween is for Skylanders too! As a matter of fact, several Halloweens ago, the legendary Pumpkin Pixies challenged Fiesta 2and his mariachi band to a duel of music in the Land of the Undead. The Pixies began with a bone chilling tune, but Fiesta immediately followed with a spooky song of his own. On and on they played, each song more haunting than the one before it...and soon, the entire pumpkin patch was dancing! 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Love being a Woman in a Man's World! @Lubrigyn #GetIntimate

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Women have made huge strides over the years to overcome sterotypes and other opinions that society has formed that not only try to define us as women, but also hold us to a certain frame of mind. Women of today aren't content to sit back and have decisions made for them, aren't content to be confined only to certain roles in life, and certainly not content to just "accept" the way thing are in life.

Celebrate #Halloween Inside Out Style! @DisneyPixar #InsideOut

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Who's ready for Halloween? Disney Pixar's INSIDE OUT wants to celebrate with YOU! We have a "boo-tiful" photo gallery of what they on being this year and would love to see what ou will be as well! Extra candy corn points if you're dressed as characters from INSIDE OUT!

Download Inside Out Recipes

Additionallly, as you attend or prepare your Halloween parties we have these awesome recipes that will really call for a party in your mouth! INSIDE OUT arrives on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack and On-Demand November 3rd!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Last Great Colorado Ski Town ~ Crested Butte, Colorado

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Vacationers looking for an off-the-beaten-path Colorado getaway with all the frills of a major resort should head to Crested Butte, an historic town tucked away in the Colorado Rockies Elk Mountain Range. With its affordable accommodations, gourmet restaurants, cozy pubs and eclectic shops, Crested Butte attracts a devoted legion of repeat visitors year round! Crested Butte Lodging and Property Management Inc. offers a large selection of quality lodging in Mt. Crested Butte. Choose from studio condominiums to four bedroom condominiums in prime locations including ski-in / ski-out or walking distance to the slopes.

At Crested Butte Lodging and Property Management, they understand the quality of lodging can make or break your vacation. They have carefully evaluated and inspected each property and have categorized the accommodations to further help you make your lodging selection. Come to Crested Butte, Colorado to relax and have fun ~ not hassle with your accommodations. This will be a vacation you will never forget!

Enjoy a Tea Moment with Libre Tea Glasses! @USFG @LibreTea

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Looking to lead a healthy, active life and inspire your family and friends? To start, enjoy a tea moment anywhere ~ anytime ~ with the stylish and convenient solution for teas, herbs and fruit infusions on-the-go!

The Libre tea glass is a pretty and practical choice for convenient leaf tea on-the-go. Its removable filter keeps all the leaves or bag in the glass and away from your mouth and is great for fruits or soothing herbal elixirs. It's super easy to create your own flavorful beverage and enjoy relaxing herbal teas to wind down after a long day. 

Win a Kindle ~ Perfect for Reading! #Giveaway

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Welcome to the Kindle Giveaway hosted by Jenns Blah Blah Blog and sponsored by her friends at where one lucky person will win a Kindle, with a 6” Glare-Free Touchscreen Display and Wi-Fi. This device is awesome and great for those of us who love to read. Traditional books are great but downloading a new book so easily and reading it from your device is so convenient and affordable. 

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Welcome to the Monthly Coach Handbag Fan Appreciation #Giveaway!

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Yay! It's here again ~ the Coach Handbag Fan Appreciation Giveaway. One AWESOME reader will win a fabulous designer handbag and will be able to say it was FREE! How cool is that?

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!  

Celebrate with Spirits ? Day of the Dead Recipes & Party Tips from Sauza Tequila‏

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If you're looking to celebrate the Day of the Dead with spirits (the cocktail kind!), Sauza Tequila has created some festive drink recipes and compiled a few party tips to help you pull of the perfect Dia de los Muertos bash! Get your soiree started with a toast to the living and the dead. Margaritas inspired by the holiday, like the Moonlit Margarita, Marigold Margarita, Sugar Skull Margarita and Catrina's Classic Margarita, will all have those on the other side wishing they could come back for a little sip!

Give your celebration life with a few party tips for your Day of the Dead gathering. Friends and family will be so impressed with your set up that they may be inspired to do the same next year. 

Marigolds are said to guide the spirits back home and can be incorporated into your party decor to create a fun space or a festive floral crown for you as the hostess! Dress the part and paint your face to represent the iconic Sugar Skull. This can be so much fun and with so many different designs, you can let your imagination run wild! Sauza has created a quick how-to-video to give a little inspiration.

Inside Out #Halloween Activities & #Giveaway! #InsideOut #DisneyMoviesAnywhere

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As you get ready for treats ~ hopefully no tricks, we have some super fun and really "ghoul" activity sheets to share with you and your kids for Halloween. This spooky holiday is quickly creeping up just in time for Disney Pixar's INSIDE OUT, arriving on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack and On-Demand on November 3rd ~ and already available on Disney Movies Anywhere and Digital HD! Awesome!

When you purchase INSIDE OUT on Blu-ray, Digital HD or Disney Movies Anywhere, you also get the exclusive in-home animated short film, "Riley's First Date?" How cool is that? Pretty darn cool! Disney Movies Anywhere is a free, family-friendly cloud based digital movie service and one that my family just loves and uses all of the time!

Halo Master Chief Costume ~ Not only for Halloween!

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Do you have a gamer in the house? Chances are that most households these days have at least on game console, and at least one hard-core gamer. My two sons love video games and yes, we own more than one video game console in addition to numerous video games.

With all of that being said, an obvious choice for Halloween this year was a video game character costume, like this one ~ Halo Master Chief Costume from Wholesale Halloween Costumes. This character is extremely popular and is the main protagonist of the Halo video game series. John-117, better known as Master Chief, saves humanity time and time again from the evil alien Covenant Empire. This ultra-detailed jumpsuit is padded in the chest and arms to give my son a stout upper body, and is printed with full-color, battle-damaged Spartan armor. My sons both love wearing this highly detailed costume and playing the role of this super soldier along with all of their props and accessories including the awesome mask. Not only does my son plan to wear this costume for Halloween trick or treating but they both wear it around the house as they play and assume the role of this futuristic gladiator. I love that they have such vivid imaginations and not only play video games, but also jump off the electronics and have physical activity using video game costumes and cool accessories. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kabobs aren't just for grilling ~ Make Halloween Treats!

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Are you looking for a few unique last minute Halloween treats? I've been searching the Internet for some of the most creative, fun and yummy treats and found a slew of Halloween themed kabobs! 

Normally, I would have thought of making kabobs on the grill and loading the skewers with various meats and vegetables (sounds good!) but right now with the weather cooling down and the kids all hyped up for Halloween, I think a bit of the Halloween spirit is in order! Just so you know I haven't had the opportunity to make all of these and have certainly credited the authors for their yummy creations, but fully intend to test them out with the kiddos!

Spooktacular Sips & Halloween Tips from Skinnygirl Cocktails

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Has Halloween snuck up on you this year? There's nothing scarier this time of the year than zombies, witches, monsters and celebrating without a killer cocktail! 

Before some of us can indulge in tasty cocktails, we will be out and about with all of the little ghosts and goblins on a quest for candy. Trick or Treat is the name of the game for these little monsters ~ but let's hope for more treats than tricks! While Halloween is a super fun time of the year, safety is a huge concern, so we have a few ideas and tips for keeping everyone safe this Halloween night. 

Festive Activities from The Good Dinosaur! #Halloween #GoodDino

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Looking for a few Halloween activities for the kids? We have new activity sheets inspired by Disney Pixar's THE GOOD DINOSAUR including a Halloween Pumpkin Stencil, Coloring Sheets, Mazes, Connect-the-Dots and more! 

ROOM ~ Love Knows No Boundaries ~ #Giveaway #ROOMmovie

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Once in awhile there is a book or movie that is so emotional and touches my heart and soul. The story is so very moving and suspenseful with a story line that I can relate to in some way, whether big or small. The book, Room, is one of those story lines that touch my heart, although not because I've been in character's situation, but because I'm a mother...a woman...a human being. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Masquerade #Masks from Success Creations are stunning and unique! #Giveaway

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There are so many occasions throughout the year when dressing up can be fun including Mardi Gras and Halloween. With Halloween just around the corner and Mardi Gras only a few short months away, now is a great time to start the search for options.

I personally love a putting on an awesome mask, whether scary or intriguing and have recently discovered a company that offers the most amazing masks ~ Success Creations. This company specializes in designing the most gorgeous handmade masquerade masks as they work with a group of talented mask designers to bring their customers the most original, unique and high quality masquerade masks possible. Each of these wonderful masks are decorated by hand using the finest materials available and trust me, it shows! 

10 Facts about all of that Yummy #Halloween Candy!

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Candy isn't just for Halloween, however, there is just something a bit more exciting about candy during the Halloween season! With the fun, boogedy-woogedy holiday just around the corner, we want to give everyone some fun facts about all of your favorite candies. Did you know that it takes over 2 weeks to make a single jelly bean? Wow! That gives a new respect for those little guy! Without further ado...enjoy learning some tidbits about your favorite sweet treats!

The Force Awakens this Halloween with Darth Vadar! #TheForceAwakens

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Halloween is such a fun time not only for my kids, but also for me. My entire family loves the excitement of decorating with spooky and silly pumpkins and most of all helping each of the kids select the perfect costume.

In anticipation of the upcoming Star Wars movie this December, my oldest son chose a Darth Vadar costume. He has always been interested in science fiction and Star Wars so our home is filled with movies, toys and other Star Wars themed items and we are all looking forward to seeing the new movie and plan to be there on opening day, December 18th!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Experience Samsung Open House at @BestBuy #HeresToHome #ad

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Now is an excellent time to shop for new home appliances and there's no better place to experience your new appliances that at the Samsung Open House at Best Buy Stores and Pacific Kitchen and Home Stores inside Best Buy.

By visiting the Samsung Open House at Best Buy, you'll have the opportunity to actually see how the latest appliances work and look in a realistic home environment. These selection stores feature an innovative kitchen and laundry room with all new Samsung appliances including the Samsung Black Stainless 4-Door Flex and the Samsung Flex Duo Range, both amazing additions to any kitchen! Find a Samsung Open House near you on the convenient store locator link and then head over to see for yourself why you need Samsung appliances in your life!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Good, Clean Fun with Sands Alive! Glow!

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My oldest son is interested in so many things, but toy or activity that allows his mind and imagination to run wild is always a favorite. We received Sands Alive! Glow for review and since he had already seen a commercial for this kit, he knew right away that it was something for him!

The Sands Alive! Glow starter kit comes with the really cool sand, a large tray, UV Pen and UV Glasses. All of awesome tools that every kid wants ~ the UV Pen and UV Glasses are still a hit in our house! He actually feels like a real scientists when using these tools and as a Mom, I love that he's playing and learning at the same time.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Unleash the power of #Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection ~ @Amazon 12/8/15

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Unleash the power of MARVEL Cinematic Universe in this action packed 13 disc collector's set. This Marvel fan's dream collection features Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital Copy of each Phase 2 film, specially designed disc holders and exclusive Marvel memorabilia and is available from Amazon on December 8, 2015! Awesome!

Only super cool things come out of Marvel Comics so this collection is bound to be one of the coolest this year and just in time for the holiday gift giving season. With Marvel Ant-Man releasing on Blu-ray on December 8th, this marks the end of Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two. Fans can now celebrate with this limited edition, 13 disc collector's set and hold the greatest power in the cosmos in their hands ~ an orb containing one of hte legendary Infinity Stones! Plus Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and Digital Copies of all Phase 2 films, all in a specially designed collectible package by artist Matt Ferguson. 

This awesome set overflows with stunning Marvel memorabilia, including a gold foiled page from the book of Dark Elves, an ancient drawing from the Morag vault, Avengers and S.T.R.I.K.E. uniform patches, a replica of the Tony Stark tattoo from Iron Man 3 and so much more...perfect for the ultimate Marvel fan!

The Collector's Edition is available December 8th EXCLUSIVELY on Amazon!
(Pre-Order NOW!)

Get ready for some spooky, silly Halloween FUN with Disney Pixar's Inside Out!

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As we all get ready for treats and hopefully no tricks, we have these really "ghoul" activities sheets to share with our AWESOME readers in honor of Halloween!

Halloween will be here before we know it as it creeps up quickly every year, but this year we want to coordinate the upcoming release of Disney Pixar's Inside Out arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack and On-Demand November 3rd...just a couple days after the spooky holiday!

These super fun activity sheets include adorable and affordable Do-it-Yourself character costumes, Do-it-Yourself Bing Bong Candy Bags and signs for all of your Halloween festivities! Awesome! Let's get ready for Halloween this year with Inside Out!


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Transformer fans everywhere will appreciate not only the release of Transformers: Robots in Disguise, but also the introduction of STRONGARM! This AUTOBOT is a strong and fearless AUTOBOT who uses wit and skills to battle the DECPTICONS!

In this newly released movie, the new mission begins as BUMBLEBEE must step up to be the leader in the years after we left the AUTOBOTS in TRANSFORMERS PRIME. Summoned by OPTIMUS PRIME to save Earth from a new DECEPTICON threat, BUMBLEBEE puts his light-hearted mettle to the test after assembling a rough team of AUTOBOTS action heroes. The new leader must balance his job fighting off evil with being equal parts squad leader and coach to a rascally team that needs constant coaxing to learn how to work together. The results are comical when the cool rebel SIDESWIPE, elite guard cadet STRONGARM, bombastic dinobot GRIMLOCK and over excited mini-con FIXIT must balance keeping the team together with chasing and capturing their new enemies in each adventure filled episode.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

@Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Complete Series on #DVD

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Anyone with a miniature martial artist in the house will be super excited to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Complete Series, recently released on DVD. Both of my sons love to practice their martial art skills and shows like this one are a favorite! 

About the Series:
In this epic tale, Aang, a 12 year old boy wakes up after a century of suspended animation, only to find he is the sole survivor of a genocide that annihilated everyone he knew ~ the Air Nomads. With the Fire Nation pressing down on the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom, it falls on Aang to stop them, because not only is he a bender, which is a person born with the ability to bend his nation's elements but also the only person in the world with the ability to bend all four elements. However, Aang has only mastered airbending and must seek out masters to train him in the art of bending all elements in order to take down the cruel imperialist, Fire Lord Ozai.

Sound exciting? My sons thought it was really cool and loved the action packed Nickelodeon series. Below you can see how much is included...enough to keep anyone occupied for quite awhile!

Disney's Aladdin Diamond Edition ~ Early Concept Art Gallery

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Disney's Aladdin Diamond Edition was recently released for home entertainment and as excited as I was to be a part of this epic event, I am even more amazed every time I learn something new about the early concepts or the behind the scenes process of making this classic movie.

Take a look at the slide show below which gives us a glimpse into the early creative process and concepts of the animators at Disney. Each of the slides are not only stunning but also interesting as we see how the characters evolved from beginning to end. Awesome!

I can't even begin to tell everyone how much my family and I love this movie nor how many times we've watched it over the last few weeks. I would bet money that my kids and I know the script and songs word for word! If you haven't had a chance to buy this one, it is a definite must-have for any collection. Aladdin Diamond Edition is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have!
Disclosure: I received the above movie in exchange for an unbiased and honest review post. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Regular Show: The Movie on #DVD ~ @CartoonNetwork

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Cartoon Network's Regular Show: The Movie, the first full-length feature from the Emmy Award Winning series, has debuted on DVD! 

The highly anticipated epic adventure centers around Mordecai and Rigby who after accidentally creating a Timenado, have to go back in time and battle an evil volleyball coach, a talking space toilet and their high school selves, in order to save the universe...and their friendship.

As goofy as the plot may sound, The Regular Show is a very popular animated series on Cartoon Network. My son is a huge fan and watches it religiously. The strange characters, Mordecai and Rigby are two slackers who work in a city park. This space adventure takes them on the most epic adventure with the job of their lives as the only ones who can stop the Timenado. My son thought this DVD was "awesome" and once again, I can claim the title of "Best Mom Ever" for making it possible for him to have it! Lol...he absolutely loves that we receive movies for review and I love that it makes him so happy! 

Impractical Jokers: The Complete Third Season on #DVD

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truTV's hit hidden camera series, Impractical Jokers, starring four lifetime friends who dare each other to do outrageous things is raising the stakes with three times the pressure, three times the awkwardness and three times the laughs.

This is one of my oldest daughter's favorite television series and she was so happy when I received this DVD for review. Even though she had seen these episodes, watching them again was just like the first time for her! All 32 episodes of the third season are included on this four-disc set in addition to bonus content, digital originals, episodic commentary and deleted scenes (which she LOVED!)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Consider San Antonio for your next Vacation! #EmilyMorgan #Travel #Gnomad #SanAntonio

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If you're looking for a really great vacation spot and either live in Texas or would love to visit the Lone Star State, then consider San Antonio for your next destination. My family and I have visited San Antonio several times as the city has so much to offer that even one visit won't be enough to see and do everything.

The very first thing to consider is a great hotel and my preference is The Emily Morgan Hotel - A DoubleTree by Hilton. The entire experience, from the time you drive up to valet, check-in to the luxurious guest rooms and check-out has always been one that leaves me wanting to stay at this particular hotel again and again. The staff is exceptional with each and every member going above and beyond for the guests. Although I've not experienced any problems with my stays, when inquiring about anything or speaking to the staff, my needs are always the first priority. My family and I feel very much at home at the Emily Morgan Hotel.

Create Spooky Family Traditions With Lionel Trains This Halloween‏

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Halloween is rapidly approaching, and while planning out costumes, trick-or-treat plans and stocking up on candy and other decorations, Lionel Trains wants to help you trick out your home a bit more with festive Halloween train sets and boxcars. 

Up your home's spook factor this year with Lionel's offerings that are the perfect addition to any train layouts that families may already have or stand alone for a unique and cool conversation piece. Lionel trains are not only a fun tradition for the entire family to set up and use but also add a bit of nostalgic and specialized theme to any room.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS & #ESPN’S “Monday Night Football” #TheForceAwakens #StarWars

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Who would have thought that Star Wars and ESPN's Monday Night Football would team up this season? Well, it's happened! Lucasfilm announced today that the trailer for the the movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will debut on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" on Monday, October 19th during half-time of the NFL game between the New York Giants and the Philidelphia Eagles in Philly. Awesome! 

To commence the countdown for the trailer launch, today Lucasfilm released the Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster worldwide. Following the trailer launch, tickets to the highly anticipated cinematic event will be on sale everywhere movie tickets are sold. 

In addition, the Walt Disney Company is providing unprecedented company-wide-on-air and social support (#TheForceAwakens) as well as tying in events and special activities for hte day of the trailer release! How cool is that???

About the Film
Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to the galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.

Follow Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters everywhere on December 18, 2015!

Enjoy a toast at the Connecticut Signature Cocktail Trail

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It's the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy a good beer or wine trail, and now, Mohegan Sun is giving cocktail lovers another reason to savor the fall season through the Connecticut Signature Cocktail Trail. This cocktail trail celebrates New England's thriving cocktail culture and the restaurants, bars and other destinations that embrace innovative mixology. 

From now until through the end of December, Mohegan Sun offers a trail within the Connecticut Cocktail Trail, with nine fall-themed beverages available at various locations throughout the resort. Not planning a trip to Connecticut this season? No worries ~ although there are numerous cocktail options to enjoy, we have selected a few delicious recipes below so that everyone can experience Mohegan Sun's signature cocktails at home or where ever you are!

Vista Lounge's Vista Bella which introduces Crown Royal to Sour Apple Pucker and Grand Marnier, served with a cinnamon sugar rim and an apple wedge.
  • 2/3 ounce Crown Royal
  • 1 - 2/3 ounce Apple Pucker Liquor
  • 2/3 ounce Grand Mariner
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 Apple Slice
Preparation: Pour ingredients into a shaker. Shake well. Rim a martini glass with cinnamon sugar and strain cocktail into martini glass. Garnish with a fresh apple slice wedge.

SolToro's Brown Sugar Maple Manhattan with muddled cherries and oranges, Jim Beam Maple brown sugar and bitters.
  • 2 ounces of Maple Whiskey (Jim Beam or Crown Royal work great!)
  • 2 - 3 Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 Small Orange Wedge
  • 2 - 3 Dashes of Bitters
  • 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar (be careful with brown sugar as it's easy to over do it, and drastically change the character of the cocktail)
  • Splash of water on top
Preparation: Muddle the cherries, oranges, brown sugar and bitters in a glass. Fill it with ice and pour in the whiskey. Give it a little shake and top it with a splash of cold water.

Tuscany's Fall Storm which combines Jameson Irish Whiskey and Hiram Walker Caramel Apple Liquor with a splash of ginger beer, garnished with lime.
  • 1 1/2 ounce Jameson
  • 1/2 ounce Carmel Apple Liquor
  • 3 ounce Ginger Beer
  • 1 Lime Slice
Preparation: Add all ingredients into a highball glass and garnish with lime.

Tuscan Fall Tini (from Todd English's Tuscany)
  • 2 ounces Bacardi Big Apple Rum
  • 1/2 ounce Caramel Apple Liquor
  • 1/2 ounce St. German
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 Apple Slice
Preparation: Add all ingredients into a shaker and shake with ice. Pour into a Martini glass with a sugared/cinnamon rim. Garnish with an apple slice.

No matter which tasty cocktail you choose (or try them all!) and whether or not you live the experience in on site, in Connecticut or at home, be sure to drink responsibly while enjoying the fall season!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Savour the Halloween Season with Festive Cocktails from Hornitos Tequila!

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What's the weather like in your part of the world? Even if the cooler temperatures haven't quite hit, you can still celebrate and embrace fall in many ways.

There are so many fun fall activities for everyone to enjoy, including tailgating, planning a spooky Halloween Party, carving pumpkins or a fun, low-key Fall Festival. No matter which activity sounds like a winner to you (maybe all of them!), there's always a reason to enjoy each season. I personally love the entire Halloween season and view it as a reason to dress up in a cool or scary costume, carve pumpkins with my kids and take them on a trick-or-treating expedition. The thrill of a haunted house and scary movies never gets old for me. I never consider this holiday to be anything but fun and thoroughly enjoy celebrating not only with my children, but also with friends and family. While the ability to show off individual creativity and imagination is even extremely interesting and makes for a great bonding time, I also love to learn about the history behind events and holidays, including the Halloween season. 

Fall Weather? Some of us are still HOT!

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I realize that in some sections of the country (and on a global level) the weather has changed significantly and it's pretty cold, but in Central Texas we are still in the midst of  the warmer weather and to be honest, the air conditioner is still needed.

I do try to limit how much I'm using my air conditioners but there are days when the heat is sweltering and rather than sit around and sweat, the air comes on! I'm also one of those people that can't sleep when it's too warm, and need it to not only be dark, but also fairly cool in the room

Friday, October 16, 2015

Tomorrowland Dreamers Wanted ~ My Little Dreamer #Quiz #TomorrowlandBloggers

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As a parent of four, I've been able to see just how different and unique each of my children are and how they all have very specific personalities traits in addition to a few mutual traits. Sometimes it simply amazes me!

My oldest daughter is one that does almost everything by the book, she follows rules, never wants to "rock the boat" and has a super creative mind. She's always been an over achiever from the start. On the other hand, she is very reserved, shy and tends to keep to herself a lot. She has never made friends easily but when she has a friend, they are friends forever. (Quiz result - The Professional)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

#Disney ~ Pixar's SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM - First Clip! #SanjaysSuperTeam #GoodDino

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See what happens when super worlds collide in this first clip from Sanjay's Super Team, the short playing in front of The Good Dinosaur, showing everywhere on Thanksgiving Day!

In Sanjay's Super Team, the new short film from Pixar Animation Studios, accomplished artist Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, first generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop culture comes into conflict with his father's traditions. Sanjay is absorbed in the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into the traditions of his Hindu practice. Tedium and reluctance quickly turn into an awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on a journey he never imagined, returning with a new perspective that they can both embrace.

Protect your Pet ~ Collar Safety Awareness Week ~ October 18-24, 2015 #Giveaway

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In light of the estimated 26, 000 collar strangulation incidents that occur to dogs each year, PetSafe brand is launching the first annual Collar Safety Awareness Week to help educate the public about the risks of strangulation and dangers of traditional dog collars.

This special week of awareness for pet safety coincides with National Animal Safety and Protection Month. While collars may be viewed as a form of protection and safety, they are actually responsible for thousands of preventable accidents every year. A survey of veterinarians, trainers and doggy daycares found that more than 50% have experienced a collar-related accident with a dog. Research also indicates that upwards of 26,000 collar strangulations occur every year, the majority of which happen when two dogs are "play biting" each other.

#Nickelodeon Magazine releases special #Halloween issue!‏

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Trick or Treat!

Nickelodeon Magazine's first holiday themed release is full of spooky silliness! The Halloween issue of Nickelodeon Magazine promises creepy comics, games and more and stars characters from your favorite Nickelodeon shows! Awesome!

This seasonal celebration is not just a fun filled read for all of your little ghouls and goblins, it's also a cool party favor or giveaway for parents looking for an alternative to giving candy. While Nickelodeon Magazine may be habit forming, the end result is a passion for reading. How's that for a cool trick?  Bring out the Halloween spirit in full force with  the interactive game, "Say What?!" as well as Sanjay and Craig cut-out masks so fans can dress as their totally rad favorite Nick characters for Halloween or just for fun!

There is also the October calender that highlights something special to celebrate every day of the month, such as National Moldy Cheese Day and Reptile Awareness Day. Happy Haunting!

The Nickelodeon Magazine is available in print at newsstands, bookstores and comic book stores everywhere or by subscription on the Papercutz website and also digitally on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Comixology and Zinio!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

All Hail King Julien ~ Twitter Party & Clip‏ @Netflix

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On Friday, October 16th, DreamWorks' Emmy Award winning series, All Hail King Julien returns to Netflix with a brand new season.

Featuring sixteen new episodes, audiences will enjoy even more misadventures with Julien, Maurice and Mort, along with fan favorite Henry Winkler as Uncle King Julien and special guest stars David Koechner, Diedrich Bader and Lance Henriksen. With fantastic new musical numbers, the latest diaper fashions, a dash of bromance and even more outrageous laughts, everyone's favorite lemur is ready to take his kingdom on the craziest adventures the jungles of Madagascar has ever seen!

Wanna have a royal conversation with King Julien? Tweet questions with #AskKingJulien and join the live conversations on Thursday, October 15th at 4:30 pm (PT). Fans who submit questions could win King Julien prizes! Awesome!

Premiere of #Suffragette ~ #FightsNotOver

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In celebration of the premiere of Suffragette and anticipation of the October 23rd, New York and Los Angeles release date, we have a special clip to share!

Suffragette is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women's right to vote ~ their jobs, homes, their children and even their lives. The stirring story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive, Emmerline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for her cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow Suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with authorities, who are shocked as the women's civil disobedience escalates and sparkes debate across the nation. 

It's Fan Appreciation Time ~ Coach Handbag #Giveaway!

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Welcome to the Monthly Coach Handbag Fan Appreciation Giveaway! Fan Appreciation is so important, after all, it's all about YOU! :)