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31.12.13

Happy New Year and Thank You

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Thank you so much to all of my readers/followers.
Last year was pretty good and I am looking forward to a great year ahead!!!!
Also- 
Just wanted to send out a BIG THANK YOU to all that were part of my Christmas Gift Guide this year!!!!

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Rite Aid (some discount codes valid through January)









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Here is to a great new year ahead!!!!
From our house to yours... 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

The Wolverine - Hot Movie of 2013

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Hugh Jackman - Oh My!!!!
I saw him on Ellen a while back, promoting the newest movie, The Wolverine.  I did not give it much thought, until he was talking about how much physical work was put into it...  When you look at the front of the case, you know he wasn't sitting around eating candy bars every day!!!
So - it arrived just in time for me to be able to watch it with one of the boys...
We decided to make a movie night the other night and I tell you what, this is one ACTION PACKED movie.  I will say that I have no idea anything about wolverine, besides the fact that this character has been around for what seems like ages and all I knew about him was that he had knife type things coming out of his hands...  
Well, this was a great movie and I did not feel like I needed to watch all the other Wolverine movies to enjoy it, although I am pretty sure it might give more background.
The Wolverine did confuse me a bit, as I could not tell if some things were really happening, or if it was dreams, but the more you watch, the more you start to understand.

If you are looking for a movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat, full of action and adventure, this is a movie you will enjoy...   You don't even have to be a fan of the Marvel comics to enjoy it.
All Hugh Jackman fans will enjoy it as well, if you get what I am saying!!!

The Wolverine has Jackman returning to Japan and then the excitement starts... from the moment he is there, he is in full battle mode, not only for his well being, but for his safety in staying alive!  From ninjas to mutants... Maybe a few mutant ninjas as well... We get to enjoy hand to hand combat, samurai sword fighting and with the mutants a bit of weirdness as well!!!

I know you have money burning a hole in your pocket from the holidays...
Head on out and buy this one today!!!
I really see it being one that we will enjoy watching again and again!!!!

30.12.13

Forget Someone On Your List? Any Movie Buffs?

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I know some of you guys shop AFTER the holidays...
To catch more great deals... or to buy gifts that you don't already have... 
Or to give someone you might have forgotten to buy for. 
What I am saying is this...
Check out the movies available now to purchase!!!!

Dragons: Riders of the Berk Nightfury Giftset

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Take to the skies with DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk DVD gift set.  The Nightfury DVD case unfolds to become an exciting toy for kids.


Futurama: The Complete Series
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As vast and hilarious as the universe itself, behold the utterly complete collection of “Futurama,” the gravity-defying, Emmy® Award-winning animated series from “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening. Here you’ll find all 124 outrageous episodes, plus four feature-length epic adventures and enough DVD extras to last you until the next millennium.


Burn Notice: The Complete Series
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The complete series of Burn Notice is ready to be unwrapped! Find out who has been burned and why. Featuring all seven seasons, the “Burn Notice” box set combines thrilling espionage action and wry humor with intricate plot twists and gripping suspense, showcasing one of the smartest, sexiest shows on television!


X-Men: The Adamantium Collection 
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Get in the X-Men spirit with the recent release of The Wolverine and purchase this amazing box set! This collection includes X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class and The Wolverine. This perfect gift also comes with a Legacy Wolverine and the X-Men Bonus disc!
 
 
Fun stocking stuffers include:
 
Film: Grown -Ups
Predator 3D
The Wolverine
The Heat
The Internship
The East
The Way Way Back
Big 25th Anniversary
Heart of the Country
 
Film: Little Ones
Shrek The Musical
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
The Croods 
Turbo
Epic
Home Alone: The Holiday heist
Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Mysteries
 
TV:
Modern Family Season 4
American Horror Story: Asylum
Futurama Vol. 8
Homeland:Season 2
The Simpsons: Season 16
Vikings: Season 1
Sons of Anarchy: Season 5
Family Guy: Vol. 12

Digital Round Up for the Holidays

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If you are looking for a few good movies to watch over the last couple days of school break... 
Look at a few that I reviewed over the holidays:  

Mama's Family - Season 1 and 2


















Percy Jackson Goes Digital - Online Game Too #percyHeroes

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Guess what guys?
With so many things going Digital these days... 
You can now view Percy Jackson - Sea of Monsters on several digital platforms!!!
I am still learning all the digital things (yes, I guess I am really old school, as I love paper books and physical copies.. but I know many of y'all are ipad people and I wanted to share...)

Anyways - check it out HERE.
I did think it was pretty cool you could RENT or BUY the digital version!!!
Also - there is a new ONLINE game - Quest of the Golden Fleece.
Check it out!!!!

29.12.13

Happy Holidays...

I am not sure about your house, but ours has been quite busy...
Between school being out, a surprise 80th birthday party for my Mema, Christmas and soon to be New Years Eve....   We have been busy with not a minute for anything but go - go - go...

I just wanted to say that we hope you and yours had a very Merry Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate)  and here is to a Very Happy New year!!!!



















I will be back to normal blogging soon, but for now, I am enjoying this time with family!
Hope you are as well!!!!

23.12.13

Nickelodeon Favorites for Your Favorites!!!

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Looking for a last minute  Christmas gift idea?
No worries...
Nickelodeon has you covered!!!
Just in time for the holidays...
Holiday Gifts from Nickelodeon!!!

You're in for action, adventure, fantasy, friendship, romance and rockin' tunes in the first-ever "Winx Club" CGI movie from Nickelodeon! It's graduation day at Alfea College for Fairies, but Bloom has something else on her mind. She's determined to find her birth parents - no matter what! With the help of her best friends - The Winx Club - Bloom and the girls go on a fantastical journey and travel to the devastated land of Domino where they must battle evil witches and their greatest fears in order to survive! Plus, this 2-disc set features 7 bonus "Winx Club" episodes from "Believix", for more than 4 hours of magic! Go on, Rock Your Wings with the "Winx Club".

Filled with original songs and exclusive extra scenes, this all-new Christmas special, available first on DVD, will become a holiday favorite for the whole family! When Swiper tries to swipe the Christmas Star from Dora's Nochebuena Party, he lands on Santa's naughty list. To get back on the nice list, Dora must help Swiper travel to the past, the present, and the future to discover the true spirit of Christmas. Will you help too.
Music Videos: "Jingle Bells" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", Behind-the-Scenes Featurette: "Young PeopleĆ¢€™s Chorus".

Emerging from their hidden lair in the sewers for the very first time, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are ready to explore the hostile streets of NYC. Join these four super dudes - Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo - as they face enemies more dangerous, and taste pizza more delicious, than anything they could have imagined.
6 Making-of Animatics, Theme Song: Karaoke Music Video.


18.12.13

Ariel - 2 New Adventures

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Hold on to your seats!!!
As a HUGE fan of The Little Mermaid (yes, in my thirties and I will still watch it like its the first time... )
I was so excited to hear that they had released a 2 movie collection of that lovable Mermaid!!!
In the 2 movie collection, we have The Little Mermaid Ariels Beginning... and then The Little Mermaid II Return to the Sea.
We watched the Ariels Beginning the other night...
I was in LOVE!!!!  We get to meet Ariel as just a little young mermaid.... and see her and her sisters.  We get to meet Ariels mom... and see Ariel meet Flounder for the first time!



We have not watched The Return to the Sea yet... but I am planning on watching it soon!
If it is anything near as cute as the first, it will be great!!!
Here is a clip from Return to the Sea:

Life is About Making Good Choices #Giveaway @imakegoodchoice

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Remember my fun day at Americas Mart? 
Here I am with yet another pretty awesome company to tell you about... 
(And I have a giveaway for you as well!) 
Make Good Choices is the company... and I love their slogan.
Don't we all need to make good choices?
Make Good Choices has several phrases and I love several. 
The ones that grab me : Make Good Choices- Support Our Troops - Be a Hero- Believe John 3:16

Awesome!!
They have mens, womens and kids shirts...
They have nook tablet covers, hats and even stickers... 
In a time where there is so much negativity, it is nice to see such a positive message!  
If you want to learn more, visit the Make Good Choices Website and read about the founder. 

Ready for the Giveaway?
I will have 3 giveways each winner will win a shirt and a couple stickers!  
One is for a BLUE XL shirt
One is for a PINK Large shirt
One is for a WHITE Medium shirt
( * You can enter all 3 if you like.)
THE GIVEAWAY ITEMS:


CLOSE UP OF THE PRIZE!  

 One of the winners from the shirts will randomly be chosen as the winner of the Make Good Choices Book!!!

I love the book - the "make good choices" are simple, but awesome!!!



MEDIUM SHIRT : 

LARGE SHIRT :

XL SHIRT :

17.12.13

Percy Jackson and Project Linus #PercyHeroes

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Remember my post about Percy Jackson?  How I said I had a story to tell you...
Well here we go...
The other night, Broxton and I had an amazing time!!!

We were invited to the Georgia Aquarium to work with the release of the latest Percy Jackson Movie Blu-Ray / DVD  and team up with Project Linus and UPS!!!   What happened?
As I said, we went to the Aquarium... and Broxton was immediately mesmerized!!!
Getting a picture was like pulling teeth, he wanted to look the other way... Wonder why?!
Broxton on the "red carpet"  before the event started... 
Hello!!! Stephanie L. Schlund  (of Hunger Games: Catching Fire) was there!!!  Seems that she is really into giving back to charities and those that have an impact towards kids are near and dear to her heart!  

Of course, I had to get a picture of the celebrity star... and the star in my life!!!
She was so sweet and totally did not seem to mind getting her picture with him.  
We walked into the ballroom and it was awesome seeing how it was decorated.  Not only with the Percy Jackson theme, but it was nice to see a variety of the different blankets that are part of Project Linus.  
The awesome part of the evening was that although we were there for the movie release, we were also there to team up with a great charity!!!  They had several tables set up where you could work on a no-sew blanket.  (I was so thankful for the no-sew part, since I would have been totally lost!)   Broxton picked out the blue and white plaid that he wanted to make.  Of course, about 2 ties into it and he was out of there! * He noticed they had an area set up for the kids to watch the movie.  But, lucky for me... the beautiful bright plaid beside me later had Stephanie herself there working beside me to make one!
*** Side note, you all know I love celebrities... It was so awesome to see that she was just a nice and normal person.  We chatted a bit and she even made a comment about Broxton being cute!   I loved that she came and actually made a blanket, not just made an appearance!  


Fox and UPS treated us to a wide variety of foods for the night... from sliders to bags of goldfish... cute veggie cups to the BEST tomato soup I have ever had....

What better background could you ask for than to have Beluga whales swimming behind you?  

Of course I jumped up to snap a picture of Stephanie L. Schlund working on her blanket for Project Linus.  You know I wouldn't miss that!!
The desserts table - was a huge hit with Broxton!!!!  

They even had a table set up for kids to color or do word searches or other activities Percy Jackson related!   We did not see that until we were leaving, but Broxton was so into the movie, it did not matter!

If you are anything like me, you might be curious as to how all of this fit together... 
Well,  In the movie - Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters he is on a quest for the "golden fleece"  what better way to team up with a company to do good?  So - Fox worked with UPS and Project Linus for staff of UPS, FOX and local bloggers to make a sort of "golden fleece" of our own to give out..
If you are not familiar with Project Linus, they donate blankets to kids that need their own form of comfort... from losing a parent to being sick...   they really do help kids in need.  Speaking with one of the local chapter members, I learned that they have been there to give blankets out and have heard kids ask if it was something that was there's to keep... as they had never had something that belonged just to them... talk about heart breaking!!!

I love knowing that I was a part of making a kids day brighter... if only for a little while.
Percy Jackson is available now to own... Make sure to grab a copy today for your video library...  and while you're at it, visit Project Linus to learn more!!!!

The Lone Ranger - Available December 17th

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A couple of days ago we watched The Lone Ranger.  
Talk about a great movie.  Honestly, I knew nothing about The Lone Ranger, prior to the buzz on this one... and let me be honest, I just wanted to see it because Johnny Depp was in it.  I told Marc that I thought Johnny Depp was an amazing actor, no matter what role he is in, he kills it... and for me, The Lone Ranger was no different.  
When it first started though, I was totally lost... 

I am not so sure what I thought about the flashback from the museum scene to the adventure that tells the story of The Lone Ranger... I know that there has to be symbolism in there some way or another, but it was lost on me...  
Besides that (and let me be clear, it was not confusing, as some flash back movies are, it was just a bit of wonder as to why it was made that way...)  I loved the movie.  I was able to get Marc to watch it with me and Broxton would cruise in from time to time... At times he looked like he was totally hooked into it, but then he would go to playing or something else... I will say that he seemed to watch at least 85% of the movie though, so that says something...   I think he might have watched more, but this movie seemed like it was super long.  

Are you familiar with The Lone Ranger? 
It was about a group of Texas Rangers... and an Indian Tribe.  
They have to learn to work together to get things accomplished, versus working independently, as they both seem to want so much more.
I enjoyed it and I am pretty sure that the boys will watch it while they are here... and once again, I will bet that Broxton will stop and watch from time to time again!
This would make an excellent gift for the movie lover on your list!!!

Looking for Branding? Look Into RGU Group

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Looking for a great personalized souvenir?  Maybe you own a business?  Maybe you want to buy these for a big event?  Well, when I was at Americas Mart, I learned of a pretty awesome company..
The RGU Group!  They make bulk items for companies.  (Think of like the animals from companies with their logo... Yes, this is them.. but the product isn't some cheap filler item!  It is a good quality product that you would buy individually in a store.)


Broxton now has a teddy bear that he absolutely LOVES...   It says I (heart) RGU!
I was rather impressed with the options...
They have several plush items, Broxtons teddy is from their ZOOVENIR line.
They also have a selection including alligators, frogs, lions, penguins, puppies and so much more!!!
The great thing is that once you make the hard decision of what animal you want to use, then you have 10 color options for the shirt!!!!  

RGU group makes more than just stuffed animals.  (Although they are so cute and cuddly!)
They also make itty bitty tees!
Want to know what is so awesome about that?
The can make the itty bitty tee to match the shirt that the animal is wearing in the zoovenir line!
How absolutely AWESOME is that?!

I am not sure how many you have to order, but this might be a great item to think about for your company... Or if you have a kid in a big school, maybe they could work about ordering these for the school?
Just an idea!
I just know that Broxton absolutely loves his teddy and he is actually in the car for road trips right now!!!

16.12.13

Percy Jackson - Available December 17th

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Boy, have I got a story to tell you... But not tonight...
I just wanted to let you know that Percy Jackson- Sea Of Monsters will be available to own tomorrow, December 17th.  Now, I have not seen this movie, but I do know that several friends with kids older than Broxton were talking about it being a great series of books/movies, so I am sure more people know about it.  Anyways - The story I want to tell you (but not tonight... maybe Wednesday?)  will tell you more... but, I can say this...  We had a great time tonight... and part of it was a showing of Percy Jackson.  I did not watch it, as I wanted to be able to watch from start to finish... But I know Broxton zoned in and watched while we were there.. and the seating area was covered with kids watching it...  and all seemed totally engrossed watching it.  Bottom line, head out and get it if you want to make smiles this holiday!  
Synopsis
The magical, mythical adventures of teenager Percy Jackson — son of the Greek god Poseidon — continue in this heroic, action-packed thrill ride!  Out to prove he’s not just a “one-quest wonder,” Percy and his demigod friends embark on an epic, cross-country journey into the treacherous Sea of Monsters, where they battle terrifying creatures, an army of zombies, and the ultimate evil. With time running out, Percy must find and bring home the fabled Golden Fleece, which has the power to save his world...and save us all!
 
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