Showing posts from May 20, 2012

June 5 Brings Burn Notice and White Collar Home

I have personally never seen either of these shows, but my brother loves them...  We normally enjoy the same shows... ( Not sure if that is a good or bad thing, as I am 10 years older) so I figured I would give these a try!

“BURNNOTICE”Season 5and“WHITECOLLAR” Season 3 Feel the Heat on DVD June 5
Temperatures rise when USA Network’s hit shows “BURNNOTICE”Season 5and“WHITECOLLAR” Season 3 explode on DVD June 5th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Take home two of TV’s sexiest special agents and experience the action, adventure and danger all over again with never-before-seen footage and special features.

“BURNNOTICE” The Season 5 DVD is loaded with exclusive content including an extended episode, deleted scenes, a gag reeland a thrilling featurette on the villains of “BURNNOTICE.” Fans will celebrate the best of the “worst,” by exploring the “BURNNOTICE” bad guys and get unique insights from the actors who play them along with a snarky rebuttal on their deeds from “BURNNOTICE” st…

Sesame Workshop’s newest resiliency initiative Little Children, Big Challenges

I received an email and wanted to share:

Sesame Workshop’s newest resiliency initiative Little Children, Big Challenges. This bilingual, multimedia outreach initiative is for military, veteran, and general public families with young children, to help increase self-awareness, boost self-esteem, and help children persevere through changes. The project will debuted this week with a new anthem, “What We Are” 

Little Children Big Challenges is designed to: Proactively help children build resilience factors that they can draw on during day-to-day transitions (such as beating the bedtime blues, trying new things, learning from mistakes, making new friends, accepting not being able to do what others can, resolving problems between friends) and challenging situations (such as sibling rivalry, bullying, relocation, divorce, and incarceration) Encourage parents, caregivers, and educators to use positive routines to help foster young children’s resilience on a daily b…

The Klampie Mystery

Broxton has a new book we have been reading...  The Klampie Mystery.
This is a cute little story and I am so glad that we had the chance to read it...
This story follows a little girl named Samantha on her family vacation. For their Christmas break, Samantha and her family go to visit her Aunt and Uncle in Australia... (That right there was pretty cool to me, I would LOVE to go to Australia!)
To get ready for their vacation, Samantha's dad bought her a cute little stuffed Koala that "clamps" on to things.. That was how she ended up naming it Klampie!  So, as they head to Australia, Klampie is clamped to her bag...   She doesn't take her bag everywhere with her, but of course she remembers it when it is time to go...   Once they are on the plane heading back to the states... KLAMPIE comes to life!
WHAT?  How did that happen?
Looks like you will have to read the book to figure out the mystery!!!!!

As I said, it is a cute book and we have enjoyed reading it!
I loved the &qu…

Snuggle Up with @CuddleCovers

When do you start your Christmas shopping? I used to try and start towards the end of summer, that way I could be totally finished by December 1st.   Last year did not work out so well, so I am hoping this year is an improvement...

The reason I ask is I have found a great MUST HAVE for this years list!!!! Cuddle Covers!!! They are super cute and really functional!!! It is a Pillowcase cover that is an adorable stuffed animal!!!!
They have several animals that is sure to make kids of all ages smile!   You can pick between a Bear, Cat, Dog, Lion, Dinosaur or Unicorn!
Now, I don't know about you.. but cars can get pretty packed when you head on a trip...  They need that special stuffed animal... they need their pillow for the ride...
Well, not anymore! Just give them their Cuddle Cover and they are ready to go!!!  Yet another two in one that makes this mama smile!
The Cuddle Cover site sells pillows to go in there, or you can just use your own.. Whichever works best for your situatio…

Help Your Clothes (and Closet) With @MyClothingHelpr

Okay, lets get a bit personal here..  Do you wear your clothes more than one time before you wash them? I will be honest... I do.  Like church..  We get up, get dressed, go to church, come home and change. So, I will wear those pants a few more times before I wash them.   I will also wear a shirt that I wore for just a bit again before washing them..   ESPECIALLY clothes that have to be dry cleaned.  No, I am not being nasty or lazy...  I am being normal.  At least, normal in my mind.

I was talking to a friend of mine and she says she does like 4 loads of laundry PER day.. EVERY day.
Her house consists of her, her husband and 2 small children.  She told me that her (and her husband) will wear something for just a bit.. change and then put on another outfit.  One example was that he comes home from work.. changes... then needs to go to the store.. changes again... then once he is home... changes again... What? There is no way that you are that dirty that you need to change 3 or 4 time…

Are You a Fan of Steak? AF

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend.  I am linking up with Kailani..

My Question this week...  Do you eat steak?   If so... How do you like it cooked  and  do you use any steak sauce?

My answer...  I never liked steak, until I was pregnant with Broxton... Then, I realized I LOVED it..
I used to get it WELL and loved me some Heinz 57..
Now, I like it MED and I have realized that you don't need any steak sauce...  (but, if I had to pick.. I love Country Bobs and Heinz 57)

Decorate Without Making a Mark - @PhotoTrax #giveaway

I love photos and I love hanging them in my house...  If I could, I would have them everywhere, but Marc doesn't like the holes left in the walls...   While we are at it, I get annoyed having to take the frame down to change out the pictures, so they either stay that way forever... or they never get hung!!!!

When I was in college (Yes, mental note for another blog post) I lived in a dorm my first two years...  The walls were just cement.. (looked like painted cinder blocks, maybe they were?)  Any way, you could not hang anything on them... Of course, we wanted photos of family and friends, but you didn't want to take up valuable shelf space with frames... So, we improvised and just taped pictures up... or got that sticky putty stuff... Basically, it did not look that great, but it got the job done!

I am not sure what dorm life is like now.. But, if its anything like my days.. You will be excited to know of a new product that I get to share with you.  Have you heard of PhotoTr…

Sequel to Phantom of the Opera: @loveneverdies Available May 29th

Are you a Phantom Fan? When my mom and I went on our Mother / Daughter trip one year, our destination was New York..
I had been in college and my mom had never been... So, us two South Georgia Gals took off to the big city... 
(Mental note.. BLOG POST) Anyways, of course, one of the "must do" was go to a Broad Way Show..

One was Phantom.  It was PHENOMENAL. I loved it..
Not sure about my mom, but I know I did..
I now own Phantom on DVD, it was that good!!! So, when I heard that they were releasing "Love Never Dies" I knew it was one that I really would want to see...  Now, I get to!  Why?  Because on May 29th... It will be available on Blu Ray and DVD!!!!

SYNOPSIS: The ultimate love story continues in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spectacular musical LoveNeverDies, a sequel to the legendary “Phantom of the Opera.” From musical theater’s most captivating composer and featuring the new highly-acclaimed Australian production filmed in Melbourne, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LoveNeverDies arriv…


If you have kids and never seen Bob the Builder, you are missing out on a super cute show!
Bob and Wendy build things and the tractors that help them are just like kids... Getting into trouble and sometimes causing accidents...
We even took Broxton to see the  Bob the Builder exhibit when we were in Chattanooga!!
Not only do we get to enjoy the latest DVD with Bob and Wendy, we get to offer a giveaway for one of you to win a copy as well!!!!

BOB THE BUILDER: ADVENTURES BY THE SEAAvailable On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand May 22, 2012 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment                                           Street Date: 5/22/12                 DVD SRP:  $9.98
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Bob and his Can-Do Crew are making waves and having fun in five new, sea-themed adventures in construction in Bob the Builder™: Adventures by the Sea, sailing onto DVD, Digital Download and On Demand May 22, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. From facing fears, correcting mistakes, doing good work …

This Means War Released May 22

Date night tonight!!!!!
This Means War (with an ALL STAR CAST) was released yesterday, May 22. What does that mean? Head on out and purchase (or at least rent) it today!!!! The Synopsis is below:

They are the CIA’s best, trained for any situation…except one.  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment plays the ultimate spy game as two best friends fight for the right of one woman’s hand in THISMEANSWAR,coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download May 22.  Starring Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon* (Walk the Line), Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), the laugh-out-loud comedy gets even better on Blu-ray with three alternate endings that answer the question – what if she chose the other guy? The world's deadliest CIA operatives, FDR Foster (Pine) and Tuck (Hardy), are inseparable partners and best friends until they fall for the same woman (Witherspoon).  Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable ski…

A Few Finlandia Recipes To Try...

I was so excited to have the chance to review Finlandia Cheese... The recipes look amazing and I knew that as much as we all love cheese in this house, it was going to be nice to try a different kind.. Then, I was saddened... It is only at Harris Teeter (which we no longer have) and at Costco. I swore a friend of mine had a Costco card, so I was all set... only to find out that they didn't... they just went with a friend!  So.......... I am still on my mission to try this cheese with these recipes that I have added for you, but I can not tell you personally if they are as awesome as they sound...

Sublime Submarine Sandwich
Serves 4
¼ lb Ham, sliced ¼ lb Salami, sliced 8 slices Finlandia Swiss cheese 1 c lettuce, shredded 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 2 tsp dry oregano ¼ c extra virgin olive oil ¼ c red wine vinegar 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp granulated onion S & P French baguette
Create a marinade by combining the lettuce, tomato, onion, dry oregano, vinegar, garl…