Reviews, giveaways and memes - Jumpin Beans

4.1.14

Having a Blast with Angry Birds Go!!!!

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Back in October, I was able to review the Angry Bird Telepods for you guys... 
Broxton saw them online and was determined that he really NEEDED them and that he just had to have it. We were lucky to be able to review them and since then, we have slowly added to our collection of angry bird items.  To be honest, we have about 5 of the sets now and he loves adding and mixing to make the scenes for the birds to destroy... and those crazy piggies... Oh my... they are always doing something!!!!

I thought we were all set for Christmas gifts... until he spotted the Angry Birds Go!
 ANGRY BIRDS™ GO! TELEPODS™ PIG ROCK RACEWAY™ Set
(Age: 5+; Approximate Retail Price: $29.99; Available: Now)
Race head-to-head to topple the pirate pigs! Slingshot your kart through swinging obstacles and avoid the pigs to be the first to the finish line. Continue the racing action on your mobile device by using the included TELEPODS base to teleport your kart into the new ANGRY BIRDS™ GO! app. Set includes two karts featuring favorite ANGRY BIRDS™ characters, one of which is exclusive to this set. 

ANGRY BIRDS™ GO! JENGA® PIRATE PIG ATTACK™ GAME
(Age: 8+; Players: 1-2; Approximate Retail Price: $29.99, Available: Now)
Set sail as you battle pirate pigs in the new ANGRY BIRDSGO! JENGA PIRATE PIG ATTACK GAME. Race head to head against your rival to destroy the pirate ship! Slingshot your kart down the slope to capture the victory flag and take down the pirate pigs. Players can also unlock ANGRY BIRDS GO! in-app content with a special code in each pack.
 

Lucky for us, Santa must have heard Broxton's wishes... As he was able to unwrap one on Christmas morning!!!   He was so excited and I tell you, making that boy smile, well... it just melts my heart!!!
With the Angry Birds Go! Telepods, you get to have the angry birds on vehicles and the set includes a race track for even more speedy fun!!! 
If a tablet was a wish granted this Christmas - or even a smart phone- you need to check out Angry Birds Telepods... It is the neatest thing, that the camera reads the code and teleports the physical toy that is being played with into a digital adventure online!!!!
Broxton loves playing with his toys... and is always looking to add to his Telepod collection!!!
If you don't have a tablet / smart phone... you can just purchase the Angry Birds games, but no need to worry about the telepods....  Either way, you are sure to have a great time playing such a fun game!!!!

3.1.14

Percy Jackson FUN #percyheroes

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If you are planning a movie for the weekend...
One I recommend is Percy Jackson - Sea of Monsters.
We watched the other night and my 13 year old really got into it... Although, I admit I was a bit lost at times (But I was also multi-tasking, so that could have been it too, not sure) ...  Broxton watched too, but there are parts that I thought it was a bit too mature for him.
To gear up for you to watch this weekend, I wanted to share a few Activity Sheets for you to enjoy.
Just click on the image to enlarge/download.
ENJOY!!!!!!!





Thor - The Dark World Available February 25th

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While Broxton is a fan of the cartoon Marvel characters, I personally really enjoy the movies - very - much!!  I am happy to know that they will be releasing Thor - The Dark World on February 25th.  Yes, this will be needed to be added to our library as soon as it is released!!!! 
Check it out: 


Synopsis:            
    Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.  In the aftermath of Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness.  Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.


2.1.14

Have a Minute? #HopeforSteve

Hope that the new year has been treating you all great.
I have been thinking about many things lately and I felt that I needed to write this.
While I am sitting around wishing for the funds to take Marc and the boys on a memorable vacation...
A friend of mine has a much more meaningful wish and although I can not grant it, I can surely use my blog as a platform to try and help them achieve the wish.
I hope you will help me out...
If you have a blog, facebook, twitter... any social media way to share the story of Hope and Steve, I really would appreciate it.

Let me give you a quick run down...
Don't quote me on it, but this is pretty much it...

Back in my working days, I had a young girl from Pennsylvania and her roommate start working for me.
They both we awesome, but I am going to focus on Hope for this post...
She has a heart of gold and really is a great person.
Fast forward to today... Long gone are the days of working together, but we still "keep in touch" through facebook.  During the past few years, she met a wonderful man...  Steve.  
They started dating....  and he was diagnosed with ALS. (AKA - Lou Gehrig's Disease)
He asked Hope to marry him (they had only been dating for like 6 months) and she said yes... 

I hate to say that I have yet to meet this wonderful man, but I will one day!!!
Just seeing their pictures and how happy they make one another...
They are good people.
(It doesn't hurt that he is a UGA BULLDOG Fan! Ha ha ha!)

***** All Photos taken from the Hope 4 Steve Facebook Page - with permission. *****

Hope and Steve on their wedding day:

The lovely couple on a benefit walk:


I believe this is Savannah.
Just look at how happy they always are!

You can purchase shirts and bracelets with proceeds going to help with medical expenses.  
Visit the HopeforSteve Website to donate.

Doing as much as they can... Not letting ALS take everything from them, they decided to travel and mark off their bucket list.  This is them in New York.

As I said, no matter what, they truly look so happy and are so in love.  Days in the hospital aren't wanted, but they make the most out of each day they are given together.

This pulls at my heart.  This sneak peek into their unconditional love makes me feel like I am watching a tender moment not really meant to be shared with the world.  

Hope for Steve.
Maybe it needs to be Hope for all of us...  


Like I said, maybe I can help to make their wish come true...
Steve and Hope have been working on a documentary to spread ALS awareness...
Steve's wish is to be able to see it completed before he passes...
They have started a KickStarter Site to try and make this possible...
Like I said, it doesn't have to be a monetary donation, but if you could spread the word, it would really mean so very much to me.

I am blessed to know them and get to see them on my facebook feed... I just think more people need an impact such as this in their life.  Could you imagine... Today - as I type this...  She is 29... He is 32... they have so much ahead of them... yet have already faced so much more than most their age will ever deal with.  



VISIT the Kickstarter Site.

Make sure to follow Hope For Steve -
Hopes Blog 

Facebook

New Year, New You!

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Image from Infusium23 site

I don't know about you, but my hair deals with more during the winter months than any other time of the year.  For the most part, my hair is just pulled back in a ponytail... wet or dry... no big deal to me...
Or, if I am going somewhere, I just get a shower and then go, letting my hair dry on its own... 
Well, it really is not the best to do that during the colder months, so I normally try and at least dry it... 
Also, with colder months = more social functions = flat ironing my hair.

If you remember, I mentioned before how I try and rotate what products I use on my hair.  I have heard that your hair can start to build up on the products, so for me... rotating makes it seem like it wouldn't.  Don't quote me on that, it is just a personal preference.  Either way, I have always been impressed with the Infusium23 line.  Since the first time I was sent some for review, I have been happy... and since we are in the colder months, I am using it again.
 
Image from Infusium23 site.

I love the smell... I love the feel of my hair.  I love the way it looks.
Infusium23 comes wiht the 1-2-3 steps... and I really like how the tops are all different to help you make sure you can see which one you are using. (I tell you, its the small things from time to time!)
Not sure what product to use?
Just click on the YOUR HAIR link.   For my hair, it is a bit DRY... 
Here is what they say: 

SOLUTION

Fortunately, the process of rehydrating dry hair is often much quicker than the time it took to dry out.
Don’t overdo your ’do. Take a break from heated appliances, over-styling and even touching. Hair is resilient but too much attention can take its toll.
Replenish parched locks. Use products designed for dry hair, like those in the Moisture Replenisher collection. Conditioner protects the edges of the cuticle to help prevent further damage, while leave-in treatments can help decrease damaging friction in wet and dry hair.
Head on over to Infusium23 to see what they say is a great solution for your hair care needs.  

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!!!!

DVD's:

















Products:









Rite Aid (some discount codes valid through January)









Kids Items:


















Visit:



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!!!!
 
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