Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tinkerbell and the Legend of the NeverBeast


Tinker Bell and Her Fairy Friends Return in a LEGENDARY New Adventure!
  
Disney 
TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND 
OF THE NEVERBEAST

The Myth Comes to Magical Life on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD,
 Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD & On-Demand March 3, 2015!

Synopsis: Return to Pixie Hollow for the heartwarming and humorous adventure “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast”! An ancient myth of a fabled creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature – massive and wondrous with glowing green eyes – is not welcome in Pixie Hollow – and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast, who they fear will destroy their home. Fawn, who sees a tender heart beneath his gruff exterior, must convince Tink and her fairy friends to risk everything to rescue the NeverBeast.




Our Thoughts:
My five year old daughter is a huge Tinkerbell fan! We have been following Tink in her adventures from the very beginning. We watched her become a fairy, find her talent, meet her sister, befriend a pirate.... and now.... help rescue a creature so big and fierce that he is feared by all of the other fairies.

While Tinkerbell is the big name in this film, Fawn is taking center stage. As an animal talent fairy who is able to see so much more than size and fangs. She has a truly endearing connection with the creature and befriends it in a way that other fairies can't understand. Tinkerbell is right by her side in becoming a true friend to Gruff, the NeverBeast. The entire film is filled with magic, excitement, great music, and special friends.


I love that this movie is filled with so many great themes. Perhaps the most evident is that we should not judge a book by it's cover. Taking the time to get to know someone is so important and will often open our eyes to a whole new level to the person (or creature) that we couldn't see at first. The fairies are such good friends to each other. They have each other's backs and trust each other's instincts. They are great role models for young girls!

This is a great movie for Family Movie Night! It is something the whole family can enjoy!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast

We are so excited for the new Tinkerbell movie to be released on 
Blu-ray, Digital HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 3rd!



To help your little ones get ready for the big day.....
here are some activity sheets.


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Celebrate National Fairy Day with I See Me!



Happy National Fairy Day! We are celebrating today by reading a very special and unique book that has quickly become my daughter's favorite. I See Me! creates beautiful personalized children's books that make unique gifts. We were lucky enough to get to check one of these books out in person and share our thoughts with you!



My daughter received Sweet Dreams, Fairy Personalized Book. She loves all things fairy, so I knew this book would be one that she would love. She is also just beginning to read, so when it arrived we asked her to read the title to us. When she got to her name she was so excited. But that was only the beginning.

As we sat down to read this sweet story she was so excited every time she heard her name. She was magically taken into a fairy world where she was going through the entire day as a fairy. She was hunting for other personalized pieces in pictures, like her name and the name of our town. But she got the most excited when we read the part about her and her two best friends. She was thrilled that her best friends were in the story with her and couldn't wait to tell them all about it.



This book is so special. Not only is a sweet story with great illustrations, but it is personalized just for her with people that are special to her right now. She can keep this book and treasure it for a very long time. And on the inside we were able to put a picture of her along with a special message from us to her. It's just the perfect keepsake!

I See Me! has tons of personalized books, so you are sure to find something for every special kid on your list. But they also offer so much more... like personalized lunchboxes, puzzles, coloring books, placemats, stickers, growth charts and more. Their selection is fantastic and everything is unique and special to the kid you are giving it to. I would highly recommend that you check out I See Me! and see all of the unique gifts they have to offer.

You will also want to be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest! This way you won't miss a sale or a new product. And you can sign up for e-mail's so that you will be sure you won't miss a promotion or update.

You can save $10 off orders $50 or more with coupon code FAIRY at checkout at ISeeMe.com. Any orders over $75 ship free (Continental US, Standard Delivery).

SWEEPSTAKES!
Want to win a copy? I See Me! is giving away $250 in Personalized Books in its READ ACROSS AMERICA Sweepstakes. Enter HERE starting on 2/15/15 by 3/31/15.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Disney's Into The Woods

BRING HOME DISNEY’S
INTO THE WOODS
ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DIGITAL HD AND
DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE (DMA) ON March 24, 2015


I am so excited for this to be released on DVD. I didn't get to catch it in the theater. 
Did any of you see it? What did you think?

SYNOPSIS:                        
Iconic characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, find their fates intertwined with a humble baker and his wife, whose longing to have a child sends them on a quest to reverse a witch’s (Streep) curse. With an all-star cast, this spellbinding adventure is everything you could ever wish for!

CAST:                                  
Meryl Streep as the Witch (The Devil Wears Prada, August: Osage County), Johnny Depp as the Wolf (The Lone Ranger, Sweeney Todd), Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife (Edge of Tomorrow, The Devil Wears Prada), James Corden as the Baker (Broadway’s One Man, Two Guvnors, The Three Musketeers, Gavin & Stacey), Anna Kendrick as Cinderella (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air), Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince (Star Trek Into Darkness, Jack Ryan), Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood (Broadway’s Annie), Daniel Huttlestone as Jack (Les Misérables), MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel (Brother’s Keeper, Broadway’s Next to Normal)

My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic: Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders

Available TODAY on DVD!

Everypony is unique! If you lived in Equestria, what would your CUTIE MARK be? The Cutie Mark Crusaders can help you find out! My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Adventures Of The Cutie Mark Crusaders is coming to DVD on February 24, 2015 in the U.S. and Canada from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.  Offered as a bonus feature is a fun new sing-along and coloring sheets!

In EQUESTRIA, obtaining a CUTIE MARK is an important coming-of-age moment for a young Pony. After all, Ponies acquire their CUTIE MARKS only after they discover a unique characteristic about themselves, setting them apart from all other Ponies. So when Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo and Apple Bloom meet, they instantly become friends and make it their mission to find their CUTIE MARKS! They are The Cutie Mark Crusaders!

My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Adventures Of The Cutie Mark Crusader episodes include The Cutie Mark Chronicles, The Cutie Pox, Flight To The Finish, Pinkie Pride, and Twilight Time.



My Thoughts:

I have a five year old fan of the My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic series. We try to catch these adorable ponies whenever we can on the Discovery Family channel, but we also keep a few favorites on standby on DVD just in case we feel the desire to visit Equestria when it's not on TV.

My Little Pony is one of those shows that I can sit down and enjoy with my daughter. It is filled with messages of friendship and helping one another. Each pony is very unique with their own personality, from the athletic Rainbow Dash to the fashionista Rarity. My daughter has a different favorite every week! I love how they all work together for the good of each other and their home.




I loved this DVD because it was fun and informative. I always wondered what the marks on each pony were and how they got them. The cutie marks sure are cute, but they also have meaning behind them. But those cutie marks don't define who the ponies are. What truly matters is on the inside - not the outside. This is a great addition to your DVD collection and a fun DVD to watch together!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Steve Carell Stars in the Hilarious Comedy that is perfect for the Entire Family! 
Disney’s
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE,
NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY     

Available on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, 
Disney Movies Anywhere and On-Demand – February 10th

** Inaugural Recipient of the Common Sense Seal **

Synopsis: Disney’s heartwarming comedy will have your entire family laughing out loud. Based on the best-selling book, it follows the exploits of Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life and wonders if bad things only happen to him.  But he discovers he’s not alone when his dad (Steve Carell), mom (Jennifer Garner) and family live through their own terrible – and hilarious – day. It will tickle everyone’s funny bone, and warm their hearts as they discover how even on rotten days, families can grow closer.


My Thoughts:
When this movie hit the theaters back in October I really wanted to go and see it. But... life with small kids usually means little time for the movies. So I was left to anxiously await it's arrival on DVD. It arrived on my door step on a Tuesday and my husband right away said, "lets have family movie night on Friday!" Argh... more waiting. But I am happy to say it was worth all the waiting I had to do!

I love when there is a good movie that the whole family can sit down and enjoy together. My daughter is almost 6, so she's just starting to be interested in movies that aren't cartoons. So this was a great movie to try with her to see if she could stay interested. We all loved it. We were laughing out loud and smiling at each other as we watched this loving family juggle life.... and pretty much fail at everything except supporting each other.

Alexander and his family have a lot on their plates, just like many families. Dad is trying to get a job, mom is trying to be mom and a career woman, and the kids each have their own important agendas and activities that they want/need their parents for....birthdays, proms, plays! Oh, and then there's the baby... who turns green. Reason enough to watch the movie. I could not even contain my laughter when the oldest son took his driving test.

While they definitely go through a lot of.... misfortune..... on this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, they are always there for each other. They support and love each other 110% and it's such a heartwarming, fun movie to watch as a family. And with a cast like that... you can't go wrong! I would highly recommend it for your next movie night!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Pound Puppies: Puppy Love

Bring Home the Adventures TODAY - from Shout! Factory

Don’t miss the pup-tastic fun!  On February 3, 2015, join Lucky, Cookie, Niblet, Strudel and Squirt as they continue on their mission to find a person for every pup with the release of Pound Puppies: Puppy Love on DVD. Featuring five fun-filled adventures perfect for Valentine’s Day, this DVD collection is priced to own with an SRP of $12.99.

Every boy and girl should know the undying love of a puppy. That’s exactly what the Pound Puppies are for! "A pup for every person and a person for every pup!” That’s their motto and they mean it. Join the fearless leader, Lucky, and his crew — Niblet, Cookie, Squirt and Strudel — as they make it their mission to find homes for lonely dogs… and dogs for lonely humans!

Pound Puppies: Puppy Love comes complete with your very own printable valentine that you can share with your favorite pet or human!

Episodes Include:
Toyoshiko! Bark Friend Machine
McLeish Unleashed
The General
When Niblet Met Giblet
Rebound’s First Symphony

My Thoughts:
My 5 year old daughter is a huge Pound Puppies fan. This is a show that brings me back to my childhood, when I loved Pound Puppies. These puppies know what it means to be a friend and they have each other's backs in all the best ways. They work together and make magic happen when they find a person for every pup! I am happy that my daughter enjoys a show that represents such great qualities and lessons. She is learning to be a good friend and care for her friends. Plus, it helps that she loves puppies!

This DVD is full of lots of puppy fun. You can't beat the price for so many episodes of fun. We try to catch Pound Puppies on TV quite often, but if we miss it we now have some great episodes at our finger tips on this great DVD. The entire gang is lovable, but my daughter personally adores Cookie. I am partial to Lucky, as he seems to lead the gang and welcome every new pup to the pound. These episodes will allow you to really get to know the gang. Then come back and tell me who your favorite it!


* I received a free copy of this DVD in order to write an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Purex PowerShot

I am always so excited to introduce my readers to a new Purex product. I feel this way because I am a faithful user of their products and have yet to find one that I wouldn't use on my own loads of laundry. We all know the pains of doing laundry. We wash, we dry, we fold... then we turn around and there's more to be done. It's a challenge to fit in the time to do laundry on a regular basis when we need to be running here and there with our kids. Purex is always looking for ways to make doing laundry a little easier. This latest product has take it to a new level. Introducing... Purex PowerShot!

This image pretty much tells it all. The design of this bottle allows you to have the perfect dose of laundry detergent without having to measure. It makes it quick, easy, and mess-free! I made a little video to help introduce you to just how quick and easy this detergent is to use. Just flip - dose - done!




Here is a shot of the bottle up close when it's upside down. It is already refilling the powershot area for the next load!



I was fortunate enough to get to try this product first hand in the amazing Mountain Breeze scent. It is also available in the Natural Elements Linen and Lilies. I am excited to look for that one at my local retailer.

I am so excited to add this product to my Purex family. I love the mess-free feature as I am often getting drips all over my fingers, especially when I am rushing or I have a little one distracting me.




Purex is giving us so many ways to win! There is an amazing giveaway going on right now where you could win a new washer and dryer! Just click HERE to get your entries in!


Purex has also provided me with a coupon for one of my lucky readers to win! This coupon will get you a FREE bottle of Purex PowerShot, so you can give it a try, too!


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*The Purex Brand provided me with a sample of {urex PowerShot detergent in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

LifeBankUSA Peace of Mind Contest


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