Reviews, giveaways and memes - Jumpin Beans

7.2.14

Time for a #FreeBirdsDVD #Giveaway and a Few Activities

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As promised, I am back with a Free Birds Giveaway for you!!!
But - I did want to share a few things about turkeys that I had NO CLUE about until I read the sheet:




Who said Turkey season was over? From the Academy Award®-Winning producer of Shrek* comes a hilarious animated adventure about two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who travel back in time in order to keep their species off the Thanksgiving menu. Featuring an all-star voice cast, including Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler, Free Birds is loaded with laughs and stuffed with fun for the whole family!

*  Turkeys need to be trained to eat. In order for turkeys to reach their biggest size, they must be taught to eat small meals throughout the day, instead of their natural routine of consistently gorging themselves on food.
*  A turkey’s snood (red thing attached to the beak) serves no functional purpose.
*  A turkey’s gobble can be heard from a mile away. Talk about a loud mouth!
*  Young turkeys are called “poults.”
*  Turkeys were domesticated by Native Americans in pre-Columbian Mexico,
more than 500 years ago. They arrived in Spain in 1519 and quickly spread to the rest of Europe.
*  Turkeys prefer to sleep in trees. They do this as a way of avoiding predators in the wild.
*  Female turkeys (hens) do not gobble. Instead, they communicate through low-chirps and clicking noises.
*  Wild turkeys can fly. They are actually quite fast, reaching speeds as fast as 55mph.
*  Turkeys can blush. This usually takes place when they are frightened, agitated, excited, or ill. And here we thought they were just bashful!

*  A turkey’s stomach has a container called the gizzard. It contains small stones the turkey has swallowed which help aid with breaking down food for digestion, since the birds do not have teeth.








































Now - on to the giveaway!!!!



Let's Talk Turkey- #FreeBirdsDVD

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With the new release of Free Birds, I get to share a few new fun things with you!!!
Stay tuned for a giveaway... 


Free Birds
From the Academy Award®-Winning producer of Shrek* comes a hilarious animated adventure about two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who travel back in time in order to keep their species off the Thanksgiving menu. Featuring an all-star voice cast, including Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler, Free Birds is loaded with laughs and stuffed with fun for the whole family!

 Former Denver Broncos Safety John Lynch and current Minnesota Vikings Tight End Kyle Rudolph served as official “coaches” for the racing turkeys, Jake and Reggie - our favorite feathered friends from Free Birds!  In the end, Reggie, coached by Kyle Rudolph, sealed the victory for the Seattle Seahawks becoming the first turkey prognosticator in Super Bowl history!

God's Love for You is SO Much More than "Just" A Bible Storybook

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 If you are looking for a one of a kid gift, look at one of the latest books we have received :  God's Love For You.   I have to admit, I was not really sure what to expect, with it being a "Bible Storybook" with stories from around the world, but I was excited to see what was behind that brightly colored cover!

As soon as I opened the hardcover, I knew I was in for something new... 

The first two opening pages had pictures of people from around the world... 
Then, you get to the Contents section and see that it too is divided up on the Old Testament and the New Testament.    There is then a letter to Parents and then the stories start.
I absolutely LOVE that the stories are written so that kids of all ages can understand (the target age is 2-10 years old.)  Not only do you get the story - Up first? "God's Wonderful Creation Plan" based on Genesis 1...  You also get beautifully illustrated artwork to accompany the story.
As the pages turn, we have additional stories...
Part two is "God Made People to be Like Him"  but then it is followed with a personal story from Albania "God Created Me With Love" and then we have a bit of "Did You Know" with photos and tid-bits of information.
I personally thought this was awesome and took this book above the basic "Bible Storybook" that I have seen in book stores.  I am so glad that Broxton now has this to add to his library...  Not only for the stories from the Bible, but also for the stories around the world!!!!


Synopsis from their website:
This Bible storybook is beautifully illustrated by Martina Peluso in bright, whimsical displays. Carolyn Larsen, author of The Little Girl’s Bible Storybook, assisted writing the Bible stories. World Vision® CEO Richard Stearns and his wife, Reneé, present stories about children they’ve met through World Vision, what life is like in their corner of the world, and how God is working through their lives. Also features fun facts about each child’s home country.
Proceeds of this book will be donated to World Vision.

Start a Great Kids Library with @thepoodletales (9 Books Available So Far!)

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It is no secret - I love books.  I just might be the last one holding out with hard copy books, but I will do it as long as I can...  I just love the feel of them... and the memories of them too!  Whenever my mom gives me a book, she writes a message in them for me and I love them... We get a good amount of books and I love being able to share such a wide variety of topics with him...  
The latest book we were sent?  


The Poodle Tales - Book Nine - The Modeling Poo.
This is actually a really cute book and it is book number 9 in a 24 book series..
I thought it was a cute book and perfect for a little diva in your life!!!
In The Modeling Poo, we meet a girl poodle that has always had an eye for fashion... She sets up a fashion show (complete with matching accessories) and walks the red carpet for her friends...
One thing I did notice was that none of the characters have names, so that made it easy to read, instead of having to remember a bunch of different names, we could focus on the story!

I think that these are cute books.  Also, don't worry about them all being geared towards girls...
They also have Skateboarding Poodle, Ballerina Poodle, Poodle Derby and so much more! 
Make sure you head on over to see the books that are currently available and every 60 days a new book will be released!   This would be a great way to start a kids library!!!  

The Poodle Tales is really cool... make sure you head over and see all the activities that are available!
You can follow The Poodle Tales on Facebook and Twitter.

6.2.14

Alert, Alert!!! Lego Movie Event at Movie Tavern 2/8 #makingmemories

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If you have been around my little one lately, I am sure you know that THE LEGO MOVIE is being released February 7th... He has asked a MILLION times when the 7th is... and also if we are going... Yes, we are going... and he knows it!  He is getting a "mommy / son" date to see the movie and he is THRILLED!!!   
 I did want to tell you about a special even this Saturday... If you are near Roswell, you should check it out.  Especially if you have a lego fan!!!!

Who - You and Your Lego Fan(s)

What - LEGO EVENT, with complimentary face painting for the kids and they will also have the opportunity to win free movie prizes from the THE LEGO MOVIE. And the fun doesn’t stop there but parents can also come out and  meet Cindy Simmons from The Star 94 Morning Show and win Movie Tavern movie passes, shirts, and station prizes, etc.

When - Saturday February 8th, 11am - 1 pm

Where - Roswell, Ga - Movie Tavern at Sandy Plains Village
4651 Woodstock Rd Roswell, Ga 30075

Why - Because it will be AWESOME

5.2.14

The Pirate Fairy Release Date Gets Closer - April 1st

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Walt Disney Studios and Christian Siriano have teamed up to bring to life the newest addition to the world of Tinker Bell and Neverland in “The Pirate Fairy.”  Known for his whimsical and show-stopping designs, Siriano consulted with the filmmakers at Disneytoon Studios on Zarina’s pirate fairy costume.  Zarina, voiced by Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") is a dust-keeper fairy that falls in with a band of pirates, including a cabin boy named James, voiced by Tom Hiddleston ("The Avengers").   “The Pirate Fairy” sets sail on April 1, 2014.


Natasha Bedingfield is the "inner voice" of Zarina:

Enough Said (Review)

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Synopsis : 
James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Catherine Keener shine in this heartwarming comedy that A.O. Scott of The New York Times calls “a small miracle of a movie.”
Divorced mom Eva (Louis-Dreyfus) may be falling for Albert (Gandolfini), a sweet, funny, like-minded divorcé. But as their relationship blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Keener), who’s always complaining about her ex-husband. When Eva realizes that Albert is the target of Marianne’s rants, she begins to question her own perceptions about first impressions and second chances.


I really enjoyed this movie... I like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and I after seeing this, I am a fan of James Gandolfini... (So sad he passed and I am just learning of his works!)
I also really like the lady that played the best friend of Julia, as we started seeing her on television. Marc actually watched part of this movie with me and thought it was "pretty good."

With Enough Said, Julia's character is a masseuse and gets tangled up in falling in love and being friends with an ex... Just not the way you expect it to be!!!  Check it out today!!!  

4.2.14

Talk About Up CLOSE - @BigAppleCircus W/W #makingmemories

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I was recently informed of a circus that was headed our way...
It was the Big Apple Circus and it was literally "Under the Big Top."
I was excited to take Broxton, as I have decided that this year is going to be more about #MakingMemories. I thought he would have a great time and I wanted to learn more about this particular circus.
First up, I was VERY aggravated on the way there.
I went to their website and hit the link to get directions...  I followed them and ended up at the location... to find the parking lot closed and a professional sign (about the size of a poster board) telling me the ADDRESS of the circus location.  Granted, there was a printed map in there, but how was I as the driver with only a 4 year old, supposed to jump out on the ROAD to grab one, since the lot was closed off?
Luckily I remembered it said LOT A - so I headed back looking for any signage....
The city of Alpharetta had signs up for the lot, but there was NOTHING from the circus...
Needless to say, I was LIVID (and thankful we left WAY EARLY) and continued on my mission to find the location.    I was thinking that since it was IN a PARKING LOT, there would be no parking fee, but I stopped for cash anyways....  (Glad I did, it was $10... I do not think there is much left as far as free parking in Atlanta, so that wasn't really a surprise... Just wanted everyone to be aware before heading out. )

I will admit, I was in a foul mood, because of the directions and what not and I was really hoping my mood would change ... and quickly.
Luckily for me, we had a good parking spot (I think they were all good, since they don't allow for HUGE crowds each night.)    Then, we started heading to the Big Top...

Tell me that this isn't cute?  I LOVED the signage...
This way to the BIG TOP!!!
 Once you get in, the first area is a fun one to be...
They have clowns walking around for the kids (and adults) to get a more personal feel....
They also had this Photo Op area that totally cracked me up:
Ring Master Broxton
 I was laughing so hard when we met this clown... Think his name was Ruby/Rudy...
Anyways, he was just walking around with this duck on a skateboard.. pulling it like he was "walking a dog" or something... We noticed and he stopped to talk to Broxton. He actually asked Broxton to walk his duck for him, because he was tired... and Broxton did... I was cracking up laughing and it was just too cute and funny to me!!!  He ended up staying there talking to Broxton for several minutes and it was such a fun time. Not rushed or anything, very relaxed!!!  We then walked around to see a few other clowns doing their acts... One actually had the plates spinning in the air on sticks.. and would let the kids hold the sticks.  As I said, so FUN and totally awesome!!!!
Broxton took the duck for a walk
The Big Apple Circus Set... This was called Luminocity   I loved the
"New York" setting.  One kid noted " I bet they sell LOTS of APPLE JUICE
since it is called BIG APPLE CIRCUS.   
The Ring Master for the show.
This is a 15 year old kid that juggles.  He was pretty awesome.
What I loved was that he juggled to the beat of the music!
This was pretty neat, although a bit slow...
But it was neat to see the strength these two had.
VERY IMPRESSIVE
They did have animals in the show...
There was an act with a group of dogs...
As well as an act with horses.  
This was pretty neat, to watch... but I will admit that it was my least favorite of the whole show.  
Leaving the BIG TOP.
We really had a great time and loved the different acts that they had.  I loved how personal it was... as there was really no bad seat in the whole place.  At one point, our row (and the one in front of us) all leaned back, as if we expected to be hit when the horses were running by... We were THATCLOSE!!!
It was AWESOME!!!!

If you have never been to see the BIG APPLE CIRCUS, I would highly recommend going...I see they are in Georgia for around 2 more weeks, but then they are headed north... Check them out while you can!!!

Make Valentines A Movie Night - February 11th New Releases

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With so much to do for Valentines Day...  
You can go out and spend a bunch of time and money, trying to go out to dinner and all that fancy stuff...
Or, you can make it special and more intimate by having a movie night at home (and maybe dinner another night when it isn't so hectic.)    Just in time for Valentines, there are several new movies that are being released on February 11th....
Head on out and grab one (or more) and make it a movie night!!!!



Showcasing a phenomenal cast including Rob Lowe as John F. Kennedy, Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald, Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald, and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie Kennedy, KILLING KENNEDY is based on The New York Times best-selling novel. The film traces the chilling events leading up to the gunshot heard around the world: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas in 1963. As John F. Kennedy (Lowe) rises to become U.S. president, a former Marine grows disillusioned with America. But when their paths ultimately cross, the course of history is changed forever in a chilling aftermath.

KILLING KENNEDY chronicles one of the most beloved United States Presidents, John F. Kennedy, and the shocking story of his assassination. The movie premiered on the National Geographic Channel and was seen by more than 3.4 million people, making it the most-watched broadcast in the network’s history. This epic journey is the second in a trilogy of books written by Bill O’Reilly and his researcher and partner Martin Dugard that have been adapted for the screen with National Geographic and Scott Free Productions. The first release in the trilogy was “Killing Lincoln,” a powerful display of the outrageous events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. The final instalment in the trilogy is “Killing Jesus,” which follows the events leading up to the crucifixion.

The KILLING KENNEDY Blu-ray™ and DVD are loaded with never-before-seen special features that go even deeper into the conspiracy that shook the nation including an extended feature; behind-the-scenes featurettes, as well as an exclusive interview with author Bill O’Reilly!


The Counselor- Synopsis
An all-star cast, featuring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Penélope Cruz, sizzles in this adrenaline-fueled thriller from visionary director Ridley Scott and Academy Award-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy.  A talented lawyer (Fassbender) known for doing the right thing for the wrong people decides to put his connections to the test by diving into a treacherous drug deal for some quick cash. But The Counselor soon learns that having it all could mean losing everything.

The Best Man Holiday - SYNOPSIS
Share the laughter, love and surprises as Harper (Taye Diggs), Lance (Morris Chestnut), Quentin (Terrence Howard), Jordan (Nia Long), Robyn (Sanaa Lathan), Mia (Monica Calhoun), Murch (Harold Perrineau), Candy (Regina Hall) and Shelby (Melissa De Sousa) all reunite for the first time in years. As they share their triumphs and tragedies,  these college friends soon discover how easy it is to reignite long-forgotten rivalries and romances—all while new discoveries are made and secrets are revealed. The Best Man Holiday is the comedy that critics are calling “a feel-good celebration” (James Verniere, Boston Herald).
 
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