Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year's Superstitions and Traditions for Good Luck and Good Fortune!

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The New Year is finally here and for some it's time to celebrate while bringing in 2017. There are so many ways that people around the world show their excitement for the new year and along with the celebrate comes traditions.

My family hasn't really practiced too many New Year's traditions other than eating certain food on New Year's Day, fireworks and watching the "ball drop" at midnight. But this year I wanted to see what others around the globe are doing and not only what they do but also why. So other than partying the night away with friends and family and waking up the next day to eat and watch the numerous football games, here are a few interesting traditions that I discovered, most of them are to bring luck and good fortune for the coming year, and I can't argue with that!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

EZ Tofu Press Giveaway

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EZ Tofu Press Giveaway

The Christmas holiday is over but that doesn't mean you can't still received some really cool things for yourself, right? Enter to win this EZ Tofu Press and have the tofu you want anytime of the year!

Have you tried the EZ Tofu Press? Doesn't matter if you do a regular Meatless Monday, are a vegetarian or just like tofu. This will save you time a lot of hassle and have fewer messes as you try to drain the excess water from your tofu before cooking, baking or stir frying with it. With tofu the number of recipes is endless but if you want flavor in it you need to remove the water! Tired of stacking books? squeezing it with your hands? Squishing it between two plates? There is a much easier way!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

3DLIGHTFX ~ The Ultimate Night Light! #StarWars

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With all of the Star Wars excitement going on this year and in previous years, the 3D Darth Vader Lightsaber Deco Light is the truly the ultimate night light for adults or kids.

This 3D light looks awesome whether its on or off and it actually appears as if it's coming right out of the wall which is really cool! This isn't your typical night light or light saber either. It's a lot more durable than it looks and is easy to assemble. The lightsaber is battery operated which means no use of electricity and takes 3 AAA batteries. The 3DLIGHTFX is safe because it never gets hot or overheats ~ it stays completely cool to the touch as it uses LED bulbs. To complete the special effects, it includes a cracked wall sticker that gives it the perfect look for any Star Wars fan's room, game room, den or man cave.

If you're not a Star Wars fan (Whaaaatttt???) then 3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Lights are also available in other themes such as Disney Princess, sports, cars, sports and other comic book super heroes. Each one is amazing and would be a great addition to any room! You can find the 3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Lights at Target or

Disclosure: I received the above product for review, however, all opinions are entirely my own.

Gluten-free Holiday dishes that don't suck!

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Preparing a gluten-free holiday meal can be a bland hassel. How doyou make a creative, gluten-free option for your family without sacrificing great taste? 

Grainful is the first company to introduce the risotto-like texture of superfood steel cut oats in an easy to prepare, delicious Homestyle Cheddare Oats Meal Kit. This kit is perfect for family-style serving and contains 20 grams  of whole grain in each serving. 

My family and I had the opportunity to try the Grainful meal kits and to be honest, my kids had no idea that it was gluten-free. All that they knew is that it tasted great and asked if there was anymore. Awesome!

Grainful Meal Kits provide busy parents more time to give thanks and celebrate with the family with one less dish to worry about. In thirty minutes or less, Homestyle Cheddar Oats are ready to serve. The creamy comfort of real cheddar cheese and whole grain oats pairs well with broccoli and many other foods so you can use your creative culinary imagination! 

Ordering is easy too...simply order on with free shipping or visit the Grainful website. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

Be sure to connect with Grainful on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!

Disclosure: I received the above products for review, however, all opinions are entirely my own.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2016 is so last year...Bring in the New Year with Hornitos Tequila!

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The holiday season is here and the countdown to the end of the year is in motion. Along with the festive season comes a calendar full of holiday gatherings and office parties which means it's time to let loose and enjoy a drink or two with co-workers or friends and reward yourself for all of your hardwork over the past year. In addition to the usual office events, an end of the year New Year's Eve Party is always in order! 

This year Hornitos Tequila has come up with an awesome cocktail (New Year's Sparkler) that is certain to be a hit at any New Year's Ever celebration and another cocktail for the day after when the party is over (Spicy Maria.)

A Brand new Trailer for A CURE FOR WELLNESS #CureForWellness

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A brand new trailer for Gor Verbinski's upcoming film, A Cure For Wellness has been released and I'm really excited to share it with everyone!

About the Film:
An ambitious young executive (Dane DeHaan) is sent to an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center." He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. His sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all guests ther longer for the cure.

Accept the diagnosis. Take the Cure.

A CURE FOR WELLNESS hits theaters everywhere on February 17, 2017. Be sure to connect with this film on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Celebrate with @Netflix & DreamWorks Trollhunters with a fun #Recipe!

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TROLLHUNTERS premiers this Friday on Netflix! To celebrate we have a fun new
 Rock Candy recipe to share.

About Trollhunters:
From the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake, Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world ~ right after gym class. A must see viewing event for the entire family, DreamWorks Trollhunters will bring audiences from all ages around the globe into the rich and creative world of this all new Netflix original series, premiering worldwide on December 23rd! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Welcome to the Monthly Coach Handbag Giveaway!

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Jenns Blah Blah Blog and all her amazing blogging buddies have come together to give you a chance to win a designer handbag of your choice! 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 divas, Pink Ninja Media, Pink Ninja Blogger, Everything Mommyhood, Barefoot in Bluejeans, Mama’s Mission, Thrifty 4NSIC Gal, Budget Earth, Powered By Mom and all the other amazing bloggers who are helping promote this giveaway! Every single month we team up for this awesome giveaway for our readers! 

We want to say thank you for everything you do for us, every single day! We wouldn't be able to have these great blogs if we didn't have our amazing readership, the heart of it all. NOW, WHO'S READY FOR THE GIVEAWAY! Since Jenns Blah Blah Blog started doing her monthly handbag giveaway she has started a nice collection of handbags and has decided to expand by adding other designer handbags for one lucky winner to choose from each month. Once winner has been confirmed Jenn will email them images of all the handbag she has on hand. All handbags are brand new still in packaging some are in the included images, but there are also several others to choose from! YEPIE... 

The Coolest Holiday Destination is Ice Land at Moody Gardens! #Galveston #MGIceLand

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I've been to many fun destinations but never one like Ice Land at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas. Moody Gardens has taken the holiday season and ice sculptures to an entirely new level this year at Ice Land ~ the ultimate Caribbean Christmas!

Unique Personalized Gifts at an Affordable Price! #PhotoGiftTown #HolidayGifts

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I have to say that the Christmas holidays are not only my favorite time of the year but also the most stressful time of the year as well. I absolutely love the festive activities and decorations that go on for the month proceeding Christmas so I decorate inside and outside of my home. My joy comes from giving to those I care about and love and so when choosing a gift, I take extra care in my selections. A portion of my stress comes from thinking about what to choose and if the recipient will love it as much as I hope they will.

This year I found the something that my oldest daughter will really love and I love too. I had second thoughts about even giving these gifts to her and just maybe keeping them for myself! Photo Gift Town made the decision super easy. Gifts such as a Wood Photo Board, a Cuddle Bear with T-Shirt and an Oval Pendant, all with the photo of my choice turned out to be exactly what I was looking for and I can't wait to share them with my daughter on Christmas morning!

Catch A MONSTER CALLS in Los Angeles & New York December 23rd #MovieScreening #AMonsterCalls

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A visually spectacular and unabashedly emotional drama from director J.A. Bayona. 12 year old Conor is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother is ill and he has little in common with his impreious grandmother. His father has resettled thousands of miles away but then Conor happens to find a most unlikely ally when the Monster appears at his bedroom window one night. Ancient, whild and relentelss, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.

If you are in the New York or Los Angelas area, don't miss A Monster Calls on December 23rd 
and nationwide on January 6th!

Holiday Cards and Photo Books from @AdoramaPix @usfg

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When ordering holiday cards and photos, there are countless online sites to choose from but if you want quality results, then you choose the best! 

This year I was able to receive holiday photo cards from AdoramaPix and I'm more than happy with my finished product. The most difficult part of the entire process was choosing which template I wanted for my cards. After browsing through numerous choices I finally selected a cute snowflake theme and was even able to add my own graphics to make it a bit more personal and to fit my style. Once I knew what I wanted, it literally took minutes to finish and submit my order. Awesome!

Monday, December 19, 2016

It's Cold Outside, but my Beverage is Warm in my Tervis Insulated Tumbler!

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When searching for the perfect gifts around the holiday season, I always struggle with certain people on my list. It's not that these people are particularly difficult or picky, but maybe they already have the things they want or maybe I just want to get them something different but a gift that I know they will use more than just one time.

This year I was able to review insulated beverage products from Tervis and I couldn't be happier with the end result! I received a 24 ounce Real Tree Camo Deer Tumbler and a an insulated Stemless Wine Glass...Awesome!

Have some FUN this Christmas with Sun-Staches! #SunStaches

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Everyone is going to absolutely love these new glasses that I've recently discovered...Sun-Staches!

Sun-Staches are so much fun and can transform anyone into the life of a party and an instant success at any family or office gathering! Having a sense of humor is a must, especially while wearing your favorite Sun-Stach glasses.

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer for the Naughty or Nice ~ #GoodEarthTea

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Whether the tea lover in your life is naughty or nice, stuff their stockings with something delicous! Good Earth's Sweet and Spice herbal teas make a great gift.

Hitting the stores just in time for the holiday season, Good Earth, one of America's first herbal tea brands has expanced it's long-lasting and incredibly popluar Sweet and Spicy Tea with the introduction of Sweet and Spice Green. This tea is inspired by the unique fruit notes of the original blend and boasts natural sweet fruit notes of mango and grapefruit with spicy cinnamon and tangy lemongrass, creating a bold and suprising taste that is as unique as your favorite tea lover!

Readily available at any of your local retailers, Good Earth's Sweet and Spice Green is also available in organic and decaffeinated varieties and is perfectly sized for stuffing stockers. Combine it with a cute or cool mug and it instantly becomes a great gift for a teacher, Secret Santam, neighbor or collegue. 

Visit Good Earth for Sweet and Spicy Green and other yummy tea flavors and be sure to connect on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

A Fun Way to Satisfy your Sweet tooth this Holiday Season!

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Baking is one of those holiday traditions that can be shared with family and friends and so much fun that the kids love to be involved as well. In my home, we enjoy decorating holiday cookies for almost any occasion or holiday and this year we received a really neat holiday kit from Manischewitz.

The Chanukah Vanilla Cookie Decorating Kit and the Do-it-yourself Chanukah House Decorating Kit are both really easy and fun to do. the cookie decorating kit is so simple with four cookies and icing to decorate. There are even a few interesting patterns on the packaging so that you have options and can get a bit creative if you choose. The Chanukah House looked like it would give me a bit of trouble, but it turned out to be so easy to assemble and decorate. The instructions on the box are very easy to follow, so much that my kids were able to do it. Awesome!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

PUSS IN BOOTS Season 4 Premieres Tomorrow Exclusively on @Netflix!

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The world's greatest swordfighter is back with all-new action and adventure in season 4 of DREAMWORKS: The Adventures of Puss in Boots!

Puss continues his quest to defeat the evil Bloodwolf using the mythical Crown of Souls to direct his journey. he and the Senior Puss Squad embark on numerous fun filled magical adventures when they search for a family of witches, tussle with ogres, sky gods and Uil, all while tracking down the magical items needed to defeat the Bloodwolf. But when the Bloodwolf finally arrives, will "The One" fromthe Great Prophecy be there to stop him from destroying San Lorenzo? Tune in to find out on Netflix December 16th!

Cartoon Network's Powerpuff Girls are taking over this Holiday Season! #HolidayGiftGuide

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The Powerpuff Girls are back and ready for the holidays with Cartoon Network! These three adorable girls with super powers, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup have been around for years and still delight kids to this day. Not only do they work to defend the city of Townsville, but also have normal issues that girls everywhere deal with such as going to school, sibling rivalries and even loose teeth! This year we are featuring several great gift ideas for holiday gift giving from Cartoon Network and the Powerpuff Girls!

Deluxe Flip To Action Playset

  • Save the world before hitting bedtime with the Deluxe Flip To Action Playset from Spin Master that magically transforms from The Powerpuff Girls' bedroom to their superheroe lab.
  • The playset comes with 2" Bubbles and Professor Utonium
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Ages 5+

Video Game Line-Up for the Holidays! #HolidayGiftGuide #Activision

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When it comes to gaming this holiday season, Activision has an excellent line-up for gamers of all ages! Video games are a bit hit in my home and an activity that my kids love to participate in as much as they can. Below are a few of our holiday favorites this year!

Skylanders Imaginators
This game has created the toys-to-life craze for years and this time has outdone anything presented to gamers before...the ability to create your very own Skylanders characters! Skylanders Imaginators empowers players to unleash their imaginations by giving them the freedom to create characters plus still use and play with characters from previous games. This game features Sensei toys and characters including this year's guest stars Crash Bandicoot, Dr. Neo Cortex and Kaos. Fans can also create on-the-go with the FREE Skylanders App for select iOS and Android devices. This app offers the same in-game character creation tools plus the option to bring creations to life as a t-shirt, 2D playable card, or a fully playable 3D printed Skylanders Imaginators toy! Awesome!

How does Christmas in 3D sound to you? #HolidaySpecs #ChristmasLights

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Christmas lights are the BEST! My kids and I have a slight obsession with holiday lights...I have tons of them displayed throughout my home, inside and outside and we love to drive around town at night and look at everyone else's Christmas light displays. 

A couple of years ago I discovered something that makes looking at Christmas lights even more fun ~ Holiday Specs 3D Glasses! These 3D glasses are awesome and add so much fun to our holiday light experience. They are so simple to use too. Simply put them on like regular glasses and look through the holographic lenses at any bright point of light and a holiday image appears as if by pure magic! Each pair is different and include images such as candy canes, stars, Santa Claus, snowflakes, gingerbread men, reindeer and even the words, Feliz Navidad! They are so much fun for the entire family!

These 3D glasses make excellent stocking stuffers or holiday party favors too...perfect for classroom gifts, neighbors, teachers or anyone who may appreciate some extra holiday fun! Holiday Specs are available in so many different options including plastic or paper glasses, each at an affordable price.

Visit the Holiday Specs website and order your 3D glasses for Christmas and be sure to connect with Holiday Specs on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube!

Disclosure: I received the above products for review, however, all opinions are entirely my own.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Get in Holiday Spirit with This Spirit Gift Guide #Cocktails #HolidayGiftGuide

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Nothing says holidays better than uniquely crafted cocktails. How else are you supposed to get through an overly crowded house full of family members and guests? Without alcohol, how else would your favorite uncle come up with those off-the-wall quotes that become an ongoing joke for the holidays to come? 

Don't just get any ole' spirit this year...its' the holiday season after all! Treat yourself and your guests to the carefully crafted spirits below so that everyone can enjoy themselves. This holiday cocktail gift guide may just be a holiday life saver! 

The Allaire Collection Privee super premium trio of vodka, rum and tequila are packaged in nautical themed crystal chalices that will make any cocktail taste better, while letting others now it's all about the luxury lifestyle. Produced with these deals, the trio of spirits are rooted in origins much like they consider themselves ~ held to the highest standards with the core foundation of Quality, Elegance and Uniqueness. If someone on your list has been extra good this yearm, gift them the full collection in a custom locking briefcase with 14K Gold Smith and Wesson handcuffs for a sweet price of $1000!

National Geographic Quadcopter Drone ~ #HolidayGifts #GiftIdeas

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Drones are super popular and are a great way to have fun and teach kids about flight, not to mention it's something that parents and children can do together!

This drone, the Quadcopter Drone from National Geographic, is fun, fast, easy to use and great for kids and kids at heart as well! It features 1 button controls for easy handling, and innovative remote which allows it to take off, land, return to the pilot and perform 360 degree flips with one simple push. Great for little hands! The Quadcopter Drone is also very durable so it can withstand a crash landing with no damage. It's ideal for first time and beginner drone operators like my two young sons and the National Geographic is a name that I've known forever and trust.

The Coolest most Unique Holiday T-Shirts from 21 Threads! #HolidayGifts

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This year my sons and I received some of the coolest holiday t-shirts that I've ever seen! I discovered an apparel company called 21 Threads a few weeks ago and absolutely loved their designs, especially for the holiday season.

The t-shirt above, Don't Stop Believing, is my shirt and it's one I couldn't resist...I'm a huge fan of the 80's band, Journey, so this design was absolutely perfect for me! Not only does it include something from Journey but Santa as well! Awesome! The t-shirt is a 3/4 length sleeve, 50/50 cotton and polyester and made with up to 5% recycled polyester from plastic bottles. It's super comfortable and the fit was perfect...too bad the holiday season will be over soon because I would really like to keep wearing it all year long! 

Send a Fresh Floral Christmas Bouquet for the Holidays @Teleflora #YouDelivered

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There's almost nothing more festive than decorating for the holidays and especially Christmas. I love transforming my home into a holiday haven from my Christmas tree to the strings of lights to the centerpiece on my dining table. 

Dolefully Sparkling Star Centerpiece

This year I received a stunning bouquet from Teleflora ~ The Sparkling Star Centerpiece. Yes, it's truly stunning! The elegant, etched mercury glass bowl sparkles with stars beneath beautiful, lush Christmas roses, miniature red carnations, white cushion spray chrysanthemums and winter greens. It's complete with glowing red candles and looks amazing as the focal point of my table display. I've received numerous compliments on not only my decorations, but specifically the Teleflora centerpiece. What an amazing holiday bouquet!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Mallard Hiking Boot from LUGZ! #LugzLifestyle #BuiltForTheStreets

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Hiking boots are just for hiking these days and the Mallard Men's Boots from Lugz are real proof in that statement. These boots are not only rugged enough to hike on uneven or rough surfaces but are also very stylishly designed.

I received the Mallard Hiking Boots for my nephew for review and he loves them! The boots are super comfortable with flexastride memory foam inside for the ultimate in luxury footwear. He is able to wear the boots all day and through many activities, including hiking, without any discomfort and at the end of the day, his feet feel great! The durable design is definitely ideal for outdoor activities with rugged rubber outsoles to ensure the ultimate in traction on any surface or trail. As for style, the Mallard Boots look great ~ very stylish and trendy enough for any age. Style and function are the perfect combination in this boot and provide even more reason to buy them for someone on your holiday gift giving list this holiday season. 


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Leo, Raph, Donnie and Mikey are back from space and ready to fight for their 
home in this new DVD!

The crime fighting Turtles are back and ready to fight for their city in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Earth's Last Stand which will be available for purchase this week! In this collection of seven Season Four episodes, the Turtles find themselves gathering the last bits of the Black Hole Generator to return to NYC and save the planet from the Triceratons. Along with old friends and new foes, the Turtles go on a wild ride to protect the city they know and love before it's changed forever. 

The Legend of Korra on DVD

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The spirit of the Avatar lives on in the complete series of The Legend of Korra on DVD. Viewers can relive every moment from all four books while watching this movie. From meeting Avatar Korra, a teenage girl from the Southern Water Tribe, in book one, to opening the spirit portal and entering a new age where spirits and mankind co-exist in books two and three, to embarking on a journey of self-discovery and restoring balance to the Earth Kingdom in book four, you definitely won't want to miss a second of air, earth, water and firebending in this complete collection.

This is a very good story and a great addition to the Avatar series...the villains are interesting, the supporting characters are awesome and Korra is one character that you won't want to miss out on. She has a journey of learning what it means to be the Avatar of the whole world and after being sheltered during her entire life, this movie shows her struggles and her acheivements. Awesome!

Disclosure: I received the above DVD collection for review, however, all opinions are entirely my own.

Celebrate the Holiday Season with PAW Patrol: Pups Save Christmas on DVD!

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Unwrap a high-action adventure this holiday season with a collection from one of the hottest preschool series on TV, Paw Patrol: Pups Save Christmas!

The latest puppy collection features daring rescues with just the right amount of holiday cheer. Join Ryder, Chase, Everest and the rest of the gang as they embark on snow-filled adventures to help Santa save Christmas, rescue penguins and polar bears, and much, much more! Whether they're feeling festive, competitive or just plain silly, it's no secret that the pups are here to bring a little extra joy to this holiday season.


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Bring home some "ewe-ltide" cheer when the seven episode holiday special Shaun the Sheep: We Wish Ewe a Merry Christmas arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD, and On Demand. Everyone's favorite Aardman characters are back for the "baaa-lidays" with their signature laugh-out-loud comedy for the whole family to enjoy.

'Tis the season to be woolly with Shaun the Sheep and his farm yard buddies. Frolic with the flock as they decorate the farmhouse for the Farmer, watch Bitzer and Pidsley battle for a spot by the fire, join a massive snowball fight and much more in these seven hilarious episodes. 

What can you say about Shaun the Sheep other than this character is super cute and so funny. My kids have loved Shaun and his friends ever since we received the very first movie and continue to watch these characters even today. This movie is the ideal addition to your holiday movie collection and one that your entire family can watch together while enjoying some quality family time.

Disclosure: I received the above movie for review, however, all opinions are entirely my own.

Care Bears Cousins finally return home in Care Bears & Cousins: Take Heart ~ Volume 1

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There's exciting news in the land of Care-a-Lot! The Care Bear Cousins ~ Brave Heart Lion, Bright Heart Raccoon, Lotsa Heart Elephant, and Cozy Heart Penquin ~ have returned home. The Cousins make sure that the Share Cloud is always full of the Care Hearts that Care-a-Lot needs. When the Cousin's ship is stolen, the Care Bears and the Cousins use their caring skills to retrieve the ship, save the Share Cloud, collect the lost Care Hearts, and much more in these heartwarming adventures!

Who can deny how truly adorable the Care Bears really are? No matter who you are or your age, these cuddly creatures are too cute and irresistable! The Care Cousins are a happy addition to the Care Bear crew and the story is not only super cute but the messages that helping others is something that I value as a parent and a human being. It's so nice to know that your children are watching shows and movies that are entertaining and give valuable life lessons.

If the Care Bears and Cousins: Take Heart isn't on your list of gift giving ideas, be sure to add it! This movie is available on DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD from Lionsgate!

Disclosure: I received the above movie for review, however all opinions are entirely my own.

Jump into the action with Power Rangers Dino Charge: Hero on DVD!

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Join the Power Rangers on a quest for a new hero! Get set for dino-charged adventure and non-stop thrills as the Power Rangers discover their newest ally, the Purple Ranger! Awesome! But when the Purple Ranger decides to leave the team, it will take all of the Power Rangers' skills combined to battle the villanous Sledge ~ and find a new hero fit for the Purple Energem ~ in this action-packed collection that features the bonus episode, "Race to Rescue Christmas."

Power Rangers are awesome...there's no denying the attraction to these dynamic heroes. My kids have all been captivated by the Power Rangers and still to this day, my oldest daughter remembers how cool they were and watches the new and even old episodes with my younger children. It's great how characters from years ago can still be interesting to the younger kids along with the new and exciting characters that are introduced in recent episodes. 

This is an excellent choice for holiday gift giving and one that I'm proud to have added to our movie collection. Power Rangers Dino Charge: Hero is available on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD, and On Demand from Lionsgate! 

Disclosure: I received the above movie for review, however all opinions are entirely my own.

Friday, December 9, 2016

#Lego Star Wars Freemaker Season One on Blu-ray & DVD #StarWars

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Who's ready for some LEGO Star Wars fun and adventure? 

Taking place between THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI, this new LEGO Star Wars series follows a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from battle debris strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through and ancient artifact ~ the Kyber Saber ~ he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. The Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters and discover the strength of family.

This movie is perfect for the little ones and my young sons agree! They both love Star Wars as much as everyone else in the world does and it's so nice to have versions of the Star Wars movies available for kids too. LEGO Star Wars Freemaker Season One is super cute with a story that captivates my kids and keeps their attention throughout the entire movie. This movie would make a great gift or stocking stuffer this year for the holidays!

Disclosure: I received the above movie for review. However, all opinions are entirely my own. 

2017 Guinness World Records Book #HolidayGiftGuide #GWR2017

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Every year this is a book that my son gets for Christmas and it's definitely one of his favorite gifts. The 2017 Guinness World Records book is an annual book that is jam packed with all-new records  and filled with tons of facinating topics and information. He is in heaven when he receives it and sits for hours just pouring through the book over and over again.

Topics such as animals, the human body, sports, explorations, black holes, and even killer plants are included so not only does the reader remain interested and in awe but they are learning so much about the world that isn't in a school textbook or on television. I love that my son is expanding his interests and knowledge with this awesome book. 

Every year the Guinness World Records book is updated with fresh new records and information, so there's no worries that the same information will be included from year to's never boring! Two exclusive spreads in only the U.S. Edition feature amazing records from the X-Games and special 125th Anniversary of the NBA along with a few other surprises! Awesome!

Travel this Holiday Season with GetBeen #TravelApp #MobileApp

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Do you love to travel or just enjoy visiting new restaurants, clubs, hotels or shops in your own city? Of course you do! When you find a hot spot, why not save that information and share it with friends so that they can enjoy it too? 

With GetBeen, it's super easy to share your favorite places, check out reviews posted by people you know, explore the places in your city and search for new places to visit. This new app allows you to create a "kitchen cabinet" of trusted advisers to rely on for reviews and recommendations so you're not left wondering if it's worth your time or the drive. Easy!


  • An easy to navigate review section
  • Exclusive commentary only friends can view
  • An app-to-app platform to keep track of where you go, and import places you've been on Instagram and FourSquare
  • Customizable advice from Been based on searches and recommendation

GetBeen is an app available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices running on iOS 8.0 or later. Download on iTunes HERE and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Lever Toolcard ~ The perfect blend of Style and Function #HolidayGiftGuide

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The Toolcard by Lever Gear is one of those things that are a must-have on this year's Christmas list. Not only do I love this gadget for myself, but I can think of several people that would love one as well. Great stocking stuffers! 

I have to say that over the years I've seen similar items but none have had so many tools included nor have they been the quality that Lever Gear Toolcard has provided. With the Toolcard, I don't worry about being without something I may need in a pinch, because this handy little gem has 40 different tools included. Wow! 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Modern Twist on #Prohibition Era #Cocktails for Repeal Day

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December 5th marked 83 years since the repeal to Prohibition and to toast to the end of this era, Hornitos Tequila would like to share a couple of Prohibition-Style inspiried cocktails with us...each one puts a modern twist on the classic cocktail. Enjoy!

Tequila Bee's Knees (Twist on classic Bee's Knees)
  • 1 1/2 parts Hornitos Reposado Tequila
  • 3/4 part fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 part fresh cranberry juice
  • 1/2 part honey
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Lemon twist
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry and a lemon twist.

Maple Old Fashioned (Twist on classic Old Fashioned)
  • 2 parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
  • 1/4 part maple syrup
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel
  • Cinnamon stick
Preparation: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and stir. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange peel and cinnamon stick.