Reviews, giveaways and memes - Jumpin Beans

3.3.12

There's a New Juice In Town...@oldorchardjuice

Broxton loves juice.. and yes, he hates water!
To solve that problem, all of his juice is 25% juice and 75% water...
Unless we are at a friends house and she gives him treats... (She knows who she is!)

There are two main reasons I do this:
One - I want him to drink water.
Two - All that sugar in juice is just not that good... for anyone.

I am either drinking soda or water and actually told Marc the other day that we also need to get into the habit of drinking Juice from time to time..
We recently had the chance to try out a new juice:   Cranberry Naturals.

I am not a plain cranberry fan... I think it is because I drank it in the past and might have gotten burnt out on it..
But, I was eager to open up the Cranberry Grape and taste it.
Wow!
It was delicious!  I actually noticed that I was reaching for the Juice INSTEAD of the soda!
I asked Marc if he would please drink the Classic Cranberry, since he needs juice too!

I finished off the Cranberry Grape (with the help of Broxton) in just a couple days...
I then went to find the Classic Cranberry...
Come to find out, Marc had taken it with him and had actually been drinking it at work!!!
Score one for the home team!  Something besides soda!

He admitted that he had taken it and was actually really enjoying it.
I noticed that when we had the juice, I was more apt to drink it than the soda... and I also went for a small glass of it instead of trying to munch on snacks.
Now, I am not saying that this will happen to you, I am simply saying that in our case..
Different was good... and we loved it!

I have a couple coupons for free product...
Since I love you so, I am going to give two lucky readers a chance to win two coupons for free products.

Please check their store locator to make sure they are sold near you first.. Would hate for you to win and not be able to enjoy them!  


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2.3.12

Courageous: Are You JUST "Good Enough" Or Are You More Than That?

If you have not watched the movie, COURAGEOUS....
I think you need to go get it now.  Rent it, buy it, borrow it...  Whatever you have to do.

I knew that this movie was filmed in my hometown of Albany, Georgia...  Also, it was a great Christian family movie...  Talking about family.  What I did not know was just how awesome it was...

From the producers of Facing the Giants and Fireproof...
Another great movie:  Courageous

Not even 5 minutes in and I had tears in my eyes...
This movie is not "just a movie."  This is so much more...  It is a movie of Example.
I really hope that is you have not seen this movie that you make it a point to see it soon.



SYNOPSIS:
Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.
While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they're quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.
When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God ... and to their children?
Filled with action-packed police drama, COURAGEOUS is the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Viewers will once again find themselves laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children.
Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That's courageous.


 ***** This is not a paid or sponsored post... I just watched an AMAZING movie and think everyone else should watch it.  *****

What Does Your Keychain Say About You?


Sentimental gifts mean more to me than just something you can just grab at the store and sometimes show that no thought was put into the gift giving...
That being said, I was excited to see that I was going to have the chance to review an item from Wholesale Keychains.

We just had a big birthday celebration here...
You see, Marc's son just turned 16!
Yes... scary...  I know :)

We gave him Marc's old Mustang for his gift...
But, we wanted him to be able to open a present as well...
That was when the great idea of a Keychain came to mind!
I looked online to see if we could find a mustang keychain... and sure enough...


We were even able to engrave on the back!!!
I tried to get a picture for you, but I could not get a good one...
I loved the way it turned out and he was pretty happy when he opened it up!
Since it says "Happy 16th Birthday!  We Love You!"
I think he will always remember that special day!

We also were able to get something for Broxton's birthday!
He loves riding his "bike" around trying to be just like his daddy...
So, I found the Harley Davidson Keychain.

He uses it when he rides his bike and yep, now that he has his own key..
He is just like his daddy!
Of course, when Marc saw it...
He was really impressed and mentioned how he liked it...
I then pointed out that he doesn't have any keychains, as he is always saying that it will scratch his bike :)

After seeing the great work that Wholesale Keychains does with their products (and their engraving...)
I know that this is for sure a place to recommend...
I am thinking that a Digital Photo Keychain would make a great gift for the grandparents...
(Thinking Mothers Day/Fathers Day/ Grandparents Day gifts...)

The question...
 What does your KeyChain Say about you?!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Disney Baby by @DailyRenewal

No matter if you are a first time mom or an experienced mom of more than one..
Chances are, you like names you can trust.  From baby products to items for the house.

When I saw that there was a product line called Disney Baby, I knew it would be great... I mean, it was associated with the Disney name, right?!


We were sent the Disney Baby Shampoo.

It was such a sweet and subtle smell!  
We have been using it and Broxton's hair is so clean and soft... 

Not to mention it smells great!  It is not an overpowering smell, but it does stay around for a bit... 
There is nothing sweeter than him climbing into my lap and me leaning to kiss his head, only to catch a whiff of his clean and fresh hair.  As I said, it is not overpowering and you can not smell it if he runs by, but you can smell it if you lean down to love on him... 


As we know, bath time is fun for him...
I am happy knowing that this not only smells good, but keeps him clean and happy!
Best part?  It's available at Wal-Mart! 

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1.3.12

This Baguette Looks Amazing!


We know I am not a cook...
But, I can share recipes that I get in emails :)
This is for those that are fans of TUNA.

Truth be told, I was not a TUNA fan, until a couple years ago...
Quite tasty!  
I really want to try the Baguette!!! (Minus the Olives!)
Thanks to Starkist Tuna for these ideas!


Tuna Florentine Soup
Serve with a crusty roll for a hearty lunch!
Description: Image of this recipe from lmali
2Created by: StarKist
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Ingredients:
1 pouch (6.4 oz.) StarKist® Albacore Tuna in Water
1 cup chopped onion
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 can (15 oz.) white beans (cannellini)
½ cup dry orzo (or other small pasta)
6 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
3 oz. Fresh spinach (about 2 cups)
2 Tbsp. prepared pesto

Directions:
  • Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat.  Add onion, carrots and celery and cook until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. 
  • Mix in white beans, orzo and chicken broth and cook for 7 -8 minutes or until pasta is tender. 
  • Stir in pesto and tuna.  Add spinach and stir until just wilted.
  • Serve with parmesan cheese as desired.
Recipe Benefits:
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Quick and Easy
  • Family Style
  • Low Calorie

Mediterranean Tuna Baguette
Perfect for your next tailgate
Description: Image of this recipe from lmali
Created by: StarKist
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 2+ hours (chill time
Servings: 6 - 8
Ingredients:
1 large loaf French bread
1 roasted red pepper, cut into strips
1 small tomato, sliced
Red Onion slices
Sliced Black Olives, brine cured
Artichoke Hearts, quartered
10 – 12 fresh basil leaves
Directions:
  • Slice French bread lengthwise in half.  Hallow out the inside of both halves, leaving about ¾ inch along the edges.
  • Line one side of the loaf with basil leaves and spread tuna over top. 
  • Place vegetables and olives over top the tuna in layers.  Top with the other side of the bread.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Cut in large slices (2 – 3 inches) to serve.
Recipe Benefits:
  • Heart Healthy
  • Family Style
  • Make Ahead
Zucchini Boats stuffed with Albacore and Fresh Vegetables
Light and fresh, the perfect way to use your garden zucchini!
Description: Image of this recipe from lmali
Created by: StarKist
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Ingredients:
2 large zucchini, sliced in half length-wise and hollowed out (insides of one, reserved)
¼ cup chopped carrots
½ red onion, chopped
1 red pepper, diced
1 can diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning, drained
½ cup cheddar cheese
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Dice the inside of one of the zucchini and place in a medium bowl.  Add tuna, carrots, onion, pepper, and tomatoes and mix well.
  • Place hollowed out zucchini in a large baking dish.  Place ¼ of tuna and vegetable mixture in each zucchini half to stuff it.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.  Top with 2 Tbsp. cheese and continue baking for 10 additional minutes until cheese has melted. 
Recipe Benefits:
  • Heart Healthy
  • Family Friendly


***** This is not a paid or sponsored post, I just wanted to share with you!*****

Two New Puzzle Books for Young Ones to Enjoy - From @abramsappleseed

Remember me telling you about reading the books to the kids the other day?
Well, another two books we were able to read were two new ones that are actually puzzle books!

My Birdie and My Bunny are both by Jessie Ford and are great for little ones!


With My Birdie, each page has a sentence that focuses in on an area of the birdie... With the corresponding page being the puzzle piece of that area.  Once you remove all the puzzle pieces (only 4) you put them together to have a picture of your birdie!  


With the My Bunny book, each page tells you something that the bunny likes to do.  Yes, the opposite page on each of these shows the bunny enjoying what was just mentioned (as puzzle pieces) and once you put them together, you have a picture of the bunny you just read about!

We loved this one as well, as it was interactive and it was just as fun taking the pieces out and putting them back in as it was reading it! 
Broxton (and the kids in my little reading group that morning) were pretty excited that the book was able to turn into a puzzle for them to see at the end of the story!
Do I recommend it? 
For sure, it is small enough to fit in a diaper bag or pocket book!  (But not too small to be lost!)
To me, it also allowed for more one on one interaction than just reading as well!


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29.2.12

It's A Big World, Little Pig - On Sale March 6th

Let me start by saying that I literally Laughed Out Loud when I read that Little Pig was from New Pork City!  
That right there had me : it was just too funny!

We just finished reading the great story of It's A Big World, Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi.
The summary of the story is that Little Pig is an ice skater and she travels to Paris for the World Games.  
Yes, she is in a new place, with new faces... a bit scared... 
But, her family and friends gave her tons of support for her to go and try to reach her dreams! 
I absolutely LOVED that her friend said, " It's a big world, little pig, but remember that everyone smiles in the same language!"  I never really thought about it before, but that is such a true phrase that we can all use with all the different things we have to face!

Little Pig heads on over to Paris and yes, she meets new people... 
Although they are not from the USA, they all are able to help one another (which we should all work to do more often, especially in this day!)  and support one another for their dreams to do well in the games!


This is the second book in the Little Pig series by Kristi... 
I am excited to see where this continues, as I loved this one!

Poppy, the adorable, persistent, dreaming-big pig, has a new adventure in store for her: the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris! Poppy is nervous about meeting so many new people, in a new place. But, ever courageous and supported by her family (Emma, too!), Poppy embarks upon this exciting adventure head-on! Poppy begins to realize that although these animals look different, act different, and are from different places, they are all the same at heart. We all smile in the same language! Krist Yamaguchi is a household name: New York Times bestseller, Gold Medalist, correspondent for the Today Show during the 2010 Olympics, 2008 Dancing with the Stars winner, etc. Dream Big, Little Pig has garnered rave reviews, tremendous media attention, sold more than 15,000 copies through bookscan and debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestsellers list Kristi's modern content coupled with positive message makes this more than just another celebrity picture book. 

28.2.12

W/W Our Road to #smackdown

If you read my previous WWE Smackdown post...
You know that we are really excited that WWE Smackdown is headed to my hometown.
Broxton loves it and is always playing with his wrestlers...
So much that Santa brought him plenty of WWE toys this year...
(He is really wanting the CM Punk and Randy Orton figures, so we need to get them soon.)

Christmas Gift From Santa

Playing Christmas Morning....
Can you guess where his love of the WWE comes from?

This is Broxton at his big brothers house... Playing with all of his wrestlers!


Happy Wednesday All!!!  
Are any of you in or near South Georgia and planning on going to Smackdown?  
This Saturday, the 3rd of March in Albany, Georgia! (We will be there!)

A New Spin : Huff and Puff from @AbramsAppleseed


The other day, we spent the morning in the Emergency Room. (That is for another blog post...)

Anyways... When getting ready to head there, I grabbed a couple of the latest books that we received for review.  


I really thought it was just going to be a counting book with the classic story of the Three Little Pigs.  
We got to the ER and settled in to wait until Marc was called back.  

This ER has a childrens waiting area, so we went there, as one of Broxton's favorite shows was playing on the television.  But, once we were over there, we realized there was very little volume... 
So, mommy to the rescue... I pulled out our reading material.


(Let me mention at this point, there were three other kids in that area, so I had a captivated audience as I started to read.)

We started with Huff and Puff first.  


As we know, there are three little pigs. 
First of all, we arrive to a pig building his house of straw... 

And then the words HUFF & PUFF.  There is a cut out in there for you to huff and puff and blow the house down... When you turn the page, sure enough... the pig is standing and the straw is scattered all down where you blew it down...
You continue through the book where you end up HUFFING and PUFFING... 
But guess what?! You just blew out the candles on the cake that the pigs baked!  


I loved that it was the same classic story, but with a new surprise ending!  
Of course, the kids loved it and the little girls that were there when I read it were smiling pretty big when they figured out what we had done!  

This is surely a great addition to add to your library!


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FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

There is No Denying It : @CiaoBellaGelato Review

Let's be honest here. 
We love food.  Marc and I surely do.  It is a love that his other boys have and yes, Broxton is included!!!!

We just had the chance to review an AMAZING product and let me just say it now... 
Wow!!!!
We were given the opportunity to review a couple products from the Ciao Bella line and it is love.  
Since I am always honest in my posts... 
I will tell you... I did not share the Sorbet.... With Marc.  I did share it with Broxton and it was amazing!  I can not wait to go back and try other flavors.  It was really RICH and very creamy... A big plus for Broxton and I.  Needless to say, it did not last long in our house.
Now, the Key Lime Gelato Squares...  Ummmmm...  I ended up not letting them be just for Marc :)  
They were for all of us...   Broxton had to help us every time we had one out! 
Marc and I have decided that it is now going to be a necessity in our house.  They were awesome!  

The only thing is that it is $3.99 for a 4 pack box.  That is a bit expensive when you have 4 boys that would want them all the time, so this is going to be a treat.   I was telling a friend about them the day I tried them... She has GOT to go and try them herself!  
I hate that they are not available near us... But then, that makes them not as tempting :)

Let me tell you just how good they are.
I opened it up and the creamy goodness of the gelato... It was calling me to inhale it!  Then the graham cracker squares... They were not hard, yet not mushy... They were a perfect balance of texture with the rest of the treat!  The tangy lime flavor mixes perfectly with the sweetness of the graham cracker that leaves your taste buds asking for more and more!  

We have decided that the freezer will have a designated space for these and that we will need to plan accordingly so that we buy in bulk when we are in that area.  
Why do I say that?  Because after we ate them, Marc immediately thought we should have more in stock!  
We did decide that we want to try another store near us that carries them.  Target was where we tried these out.  They only had a couple flavors of the sorbet and then just a few of the novelties.  
I know that after trying these, I have GOT to try the Chocolate Hazelnut Sorbet... and with summer coming up... We will for sure need to try their Blood Orange Sorbet Bars!  


Are you a fan of Key Lime Pie?  If so...
You have GOT TO TRY THESE OUT!!!!!!!!!!!
You will not be disappointed!


Please follow Ciao Bella Gelato  on Facebook and Twitter.  (Visit their site where you can get a coupon!)

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.






27.2.12

We LOVE Our New Game - Morphology Review

Marc is not normally one to play board games with me.
We have tried to play before and he is just not a fan of them at all.
That means for the most part, I don't play them.
When I try to play with the boys, they start cheating and fighting... To the point where I quit as I just can not take it anymore.

We received a game for review and I was eager to play it with the boys... but the last time we saw them, it was a bit to hectic to try and settle down for a board game.  So, Marc and I tried it ourselves.

Have you heard of Morphology?
It is a game for 4 players or more... but Marc and I really had a great time just the two of us.
We were laughing so hard and Broxton even tried to get in on the game as well!  You should have seen us.
Morphology is really a game to get your creative side going.  I know that this would have been a blast back in my single days!  Yes, we had times of us all getting together for different games... Sometimes it was before we went out... Sometimes it was AFTER we had been out and yet other times that was what we did all night INSTEAD of going out!

This is that sort of game.
Let me try to explain it to you...
The game pieces are actually cute little frogs.  ( I love FAKE frogs, so that was already a plus for me!)
Then, you have to roll and see what number you get... The number depends upon what items you can use to make your project.  You draw a card and the word on the card is what you have to create.
It is like pictionary meets charades, but you can not draw/talk or act it out!
You have to CREATE it!!!
You can use the string, the plastic cubes, the wooden pegs, glass stones, or any of the objects (at least when you first start, you can...) Then, as the game progresses, you might have to create your word with your eyes closed or something else...

As I said, Marc and I played... and we were laughing so hard!  Some words left us with : " Just HOW are you supposed to do that!?"  to "Oh!  I should've guessed that one!"
The game says it is geared for 13 and older... but truthfully, I think that Marc's 11 year old would have a blast playing.  None of the words that we saw were to "mature" for him... The words are things like Canoe, bacon and eggs, and others like so!

I can not wait to play this again...

Marc was awesome at it... Any guesses what this was?
If you want me to tell you, let me know and I will tell you if you guessed correctly!  

As for mine... Not so well...
I was trying to do a BRAIN.  This was the last of my efforts... No, he never guessed it!

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George Clooney in the Descendants... Headed Our Way


Experience the Heartbreak and Humor When the
 Academy Award® and Golden Globe® Winner
Comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD March 13

From director Alexander Payne creator of the Oscar® winning Sideways comes one of the Best Pictures of the year, THE DESCENDANTS, featuring a stunning cast including Best Actor nominee George Clooney (Ides of March) and Shailene Woodley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) in her Golden Globe nominated and Independent Spirit Award winning role. Take home this wonderfully warm and witty film and go behind the scenes of THE DESCENDANTS with all-new exclusive content on Blu-ray Disc Combo Pack and DVD March 13 from Fox Searchlight and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Based on the best-selling novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings and set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki.  The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.
Nominated for five Academy Awards® and winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, THE DESCENDANTS is a must-have on Blu-ray and DVD.  The release is packed with must-see deleted scenes, behind the scenes extras and exclusive featurettes to bring you even further into the story.





I am very eager to see this!  I am a fan of George Clooney and to be honest with you.. There is something about him that really intrigues me.  Not sure what it is... Maybe because he is a celebrity that you do not hear about all the time... He is very much a well known name, but he is also very much to himself....
I have said since I saw the previews that I want to see this movie...

***** This is not a paid or sponsored post.  I just wanted to share.  I should receive a copy for reviewing purposes.  If I do, I will be sure to let you know what I think about this movie! *****

The Sitter - Being Released on March 20th

If you are on You Tube at all, you have seen the $h*+ people say video's...
Well, in time for the release of the new movie, The Sitter...
There is now a "$h*+ Sitters Say" Video...




I will say, it is like a more crude version of the "Adventures in Babysitting" movie from back in my day... I know that this is going to be a hit among the male and females in their teens / twenties...
(I am older, but I know I want to watch it, it looks hilarious!)




***** This is not a paid/ sponsored post... Just looks pretty funny!  
If I get to review it, I will for sure let you know! *****

Doc McStuffins on Disney Junior March 23


Okay, I don't know about you, but I want to see this!  It just looks cute... A little girl that talks with the toys (and they talk back to her?!)  Not to mention Big Jack and Little Jack!
Looks good!  



TY BURRELL ("MODERN FAMILY") GUEST STARS IN "DOC MCSTUFFINS,"
AN ANIMATED SERIES FOR KIDS AGE 2-7,
PREMIERING FRIDAY, MARCH 23 ON DISNEY JUNIOR

 Emmy Award-winning Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") guest stars in Disney Junior's "Doc McStuffins," an animated series that models good health, hygiene, compassion and nurturing for kids age 2-7. The series premieres FRIDAY, MARCH 23 on the popular Disney Junior block on Disney Channel (10:00-11:00 a.m., ET/PT) and the new 24-hour Disney Junior channel (4:00-5:00 p.m., ET/PT). The heartwarming stories, each featuring an original song, introduce a little girl named Doc who can talk to the stuffed animal and toy world -- and they talk to her too, especially when they need her help repairing a stitch or bandaging a boo-boo. Along the way, Doc and her friends Stuffy, Lambie, Hallie and Chilly impart helpful tips about self care and care for others, and chase away the worries over visiting the doctor.

Burrell voices Big Jack, a nurturing Jack-in-the-Box, who takes his son Little Jack to get a check-up from Doc in the first story of the premiere episode titled "Out of the Box." In the second story, Doc helps her little brother Donny's toy race car recharge in "Rundown Race Car."

The series voice cast includes: Kiara Muhammad as Doc; Loretta Devine as Hallie; Lara Jill Miller as Lambie; Robbie Rist as Stuffy; Jess Harnell as Chilly; Jaden Betts as Donny McStuffins; Kim Brooks as Mom McStuffins; and Gary Anthony Williams as Dad McStuffins. The series' theme song is performed by the star of Disney Channel's hit series "A.N.T. Farm" and Hollywood Records recording artist, China Anne McClain.

An 11-minute preview episode will be available for download on iTunes on Monday, March 12. A full-length preview will be available on Disney Channel on Demand (SVOD) on Friday, March 16. A sneak peek will also be presented Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18 (8:45 a.m., ET/PT) during the Disney Junior block on Disney Channel and in primetime, Monday, March 19 (8:00 p.m.).

The premiere of "Doc McStuffins" on Friday, March 23 will be simulcast on Disney Channel's mobile providers Sprint TV and MobiTV and be available immediately thereafter on DisneyJunior.com and Disney Channel mobile VOD. The full episodes will also be available on iTunes and Xbox Live beginning Saturday, March 24.

In conjunction with the premiere on March 23, DisneyJunior.com will debut a "Doc McStuffins" supersite featuring an interactive clinic where kids can assist Doc in nurturing toys back to health, three new online games and "Doc McStuffins"-themed crafts. A "Doc McStuffins" character gallery and clips are currently available at www.DisneyJunior.com/Doc.

Created and executive-produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winning Chris Nee (writer on "Little Bill" and producer of "Deadliest Catch: Crab Fishing in Alaska") and directed by Emmy-winning Norton Virgien ("Rugrats"), "Doc McStuffins" is a production of Academy Award nominated Brown Bag Films in association with Disney Channel. The series carries a TV-Y parental guideline.

Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior’s series blend Disney’s unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills. Disney Junior launched in February 2011 with a daily programming block on Disney Channel. In its first year, Disney Junior posted the network's biggest yearly audience in the daypart in Total Viewers, Kids 2-5, Boys 2-5 and Women 18-49, increasing by double-digit margins among preschooler demographics over year-ago levels.

-------------- SIDE NOTE on  JAKE and the NEVERLAND PIRATES: -------------------

Disney Junior has ordered a third season of "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," its #1 series and cable TV's #1 series among Boys 2-5, bringing the episode tally to 100 thus far, it was announced today by Nancy Kanter, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide. The series revolves around a crew of kid pirates – leader Jake and pals Izzy and Cubby – and follows their Never Land adventures as they work to outwit two infamous characters, the one and only Captain Hook and Mister Smee, from Disney's classic "Peter Pan." The stories emphasize teamwork and feature original pirate rock music performed by Sharky and Bones of The Never Land Pirate Band.

The series airs daily during Disney Channel's Disney Junior programming block for kids age 2-7 and will have a major presence on the new 24-hour Disney Junior channel launching in the U.S. on Friday, March 23. The series stars Cameron Boyce as Jake; Madison Pettis as Izzy; Jonathan Morgan Heit as Cubby; David Arquette as Skully; Corey Burton as Captain Hook; Jeff Bennett as Mister Smee and Bones and Loren Hoskins as Sharky. Many of the key creative professionals behind Disney Junior's Emmy-nominated series, "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," are behind "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" including executive producer Rob LaDuca, producer/story editor Mark Seidenberg and director Howy Parkins. The series is produced by Disney Television Animation.


***** This is not a paid/sponsored post... I just wanted to share, as it looks like a cute show!*****

Neuro and the Digitour Headed Your Way




The second annual DigiTour national tour is coming to a city near you!

Neuro is a proud sponsor of the DigiTour which is a large-scale music tour featuring some of the Internet’s most popular musicians and personalities including Dave Days, DeStorm, Ricky Ficarelli, Alex Goot, Asher Monroe, Nice Peter, and The Key of Awesome, who have a combined two billion views and 10 million subscribed fans.

The tour will be stopping in 17 major cities across the U.S. and each venue will feature a top YouTube star from each region as the opener.

Neuro is so excited to be a part of this year’s tour, that the drink company is offering a chance to win the ultimate 2012 DigiTour VIP Experience which includes roundtrip airfare for two from any of the 50 United States; Two-night stay in a luxury hotel; Car service to and from the airport; and Two VIP passes to the tech rehearsal, kickoff show and after-party of the 2012 DigiTour held in Los Angeles.

Consumers can enter by going to http://www.facebook.com/DrinkNeuro and filling out the entry form.

Neuro is available in your local 7-Eleven & Walgreens.

***** I did receive Neuro in the past for review.  I was not required to post this, but I just wanted to share.  *****

26.2.12

Immortals on DVD, Blu-Ray and in 3D, March 6th


I hate when I get confused in a movie.  We watched the movie,Immortals, last night and yep... I was lost.
Marc really enjoys movies like that, so I knew he would enjoy it.  I think that was the main reason I said yes to wanting to watch this... But the, I got lost.  Happens every time.
I tell you this, there was a good amount of blood in it, so if you are not one to watch that, this is not the movie for you... I did enjoy when I was watching... But just do not ask me to explain the movie to you.
I liked seeing Kellan Lutz (as soon as I saw him, I was like.. I know him... but from where.. thanks to IMDB I figured it out)  This movie has a great cast and the scenes were captivating.
Since I can not explain it to you, I will just leave you with the press release on it:
Would I recommend it?  If you like those types, yes... If you are looking for something different, yes...
If you have watched movies like this in the past and get lost (like me) then I would say no...


Featuring Alternate Beginning and Endings Visually-Striking Film Explodes on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD March 6

One brave warrior, touched by the gods, must overcome all odds to save mankind from a merciless and powerful tyrant when IMMORTALS comes to Blu-ray and DVD on March 6th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Directed by visionary filmmaker Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and written by Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides, the home entertainment release is chock-full of must-see bonus features including an alternate beginning, two alternate endings, deleted scenes and an amazing graphic novel, creating the ultimate viewing experience.  

From the producers of 300, Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari, and Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh,IMMORTALS explodes off the screen with action-packed battles, mythological adventure and an all-star cast including: Henry Cavill (Superman: Man of Steel), Luke Evans (Robin Hood), Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Stephen Dorff (Public Enemies), John Hurt (Hellboy) and Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2). In this epic tale of vengeance and destiny, power-mad King Hyperion (Rourke) threatens to destroy all of humanity on his maniacal quest to obtain the ultimate weapon – the legendary Epirus Bow that gives the power to unleash war on both Heaven and Earth.  But Theseus (Cavill), a heroic young villager chosen by the gods, rises up to stop Hyperion’s brutal rampage.  With supernatural help from the beautiful oracle Phaedra (Pinto), Theseus embraces his destiny and leads a fierce band of warriors in a desperate fight for the future of mankind.

IMMORTALS is available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 6th and was theatrically-released by Relativity Media on November 11, 2011.

SPECIAL FEATURES (Blu-ray plus Digital Copy):
·         Alternate Opening
-        Young Theseus
·         Two Alternate Endings
-        This Is Our Last Embrace
-        Theseus Kills Hyperion
·         Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes
-        It’s No Myth
-        Caravaggio Meets Fight Club: Tarsem’s Vision
·         Deleted Scenes
·         Immortals: Gods & Heroes (Graphic Novel)


SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD):
·         Deleted Scenes
·         Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes
-        It’s No Myth


Let me know if you watch it or if you plan to watch it!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.



 
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