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30.5.15

Summertime Fun Activities with #BerryBestInShow #Giveaway

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When I was just a little girl, I absolutely LOVED Strawberry Shortcake!  I even had a doll that when you squeezed her tummy, she blew out air that smelled like strawberries!!  True story!!! I think I might have loved her more because of her red hair, but I don't know.  All I know is I love that a character from my childhood is still around today!  (Even if they have changed a bit over the years!)   Is your house a fan of Strawberry Shortcake?
Join Strawberry Shortcake and some new furry friends in these delightful “tails” about being yourself and encouraging others to do the same. During his road trip to find homes for his orphan puppies, Huckleberry Pie and his four-legged crew get stranded in Berry Bitty City. Luckily, Strawberry and her berry best pals decide to help out with the strays in “A Boy and His Dogs.” Blueberry Muffin and Huck become “Partners in Crime” when they try to write a mystery story together…with surprising results. And the fur is sure to fly when the girls try to help Huck start a dog shelter in “The Mystery of the Disappearing Dog Show.” It’s a howling good time with sweet doggy delights for everyone!
 
 
 
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Who doesn't love Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston?

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We have been so busy with family things lately, I do not know when I have had the time to watch a movie.  This year has been full of things going on (good and bad) and movies, while loved and enjoyed have been put on the back burner.  I have heard friends recommending some, so I thought I would share a few more popular titles.  Maybe you want to buy one, or at least rent it...  Check them out.  Let me know if you have seen them what you think about them!  I actually really want to watch both of these, as I am a fan of both Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston.  These are both on my must watch list for this summer! 
 
From the director of Dallas Buyers Club (Jean-Marc Vallée), WILD recounts the reckless behavior of Cheryl Strayed (Witherspoon), who makes a rash decision to embark on a challenging trek across the Pacific Crest Trail. With absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles all on her own — in what becomes an unforgettable journey of transformation and redemption that strengthens and ultimately heals her.
The WILD Blu-ray and DVD are packed with behind-the-scenes featurettes, an interactive trail map, audio commentary and deleted scenes, all designed to take audiences deeper into Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Strayed’s first-person memoir, “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” which recounts her hike along the PCT, which stretches from Mexico to Canada.
The release also includes a chance for fans to go behind-the-scenes in “The Real Location Is The Best Location,” which delves into the authentic shooting process at the Pacific Crest Trail – the actual location where Cheryl Strayed began her journey. In “The Real Cheryl Strayed,” audiences can learn about the woman who inspired it all. Book and movie fans will also receive a touching story extension in a collectible booklet from author Cheryl Strayed when they purchase the movie on Blu-ray.
 
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites audiences to be inspired as they take a raw and emotional journey with a woman trying to navigate her way through personal redemption. “JENNIFER ANISTON IS HEARTBREAKINGLY GOOD.” (– Pete Hammond, DEADLINE) as the star of this life-affirming, dark comedy as an “odd, funny, powerful central metaphor: a character that insists on charting a course in a world she refuses to look at.”¹ This beautiful exploration of the human condition and transformation arrives on Digital HD April 10 and Blu-ray, DVD and VOD April 21.   
CAKE takes us into the darkly funny world of Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston) who initiates a dubious relationship with a widower (Sam Worthington) while confronting fantastical hallucinations of his dead wife (Anna Kendrick). With her feisty housekeeper-cum-caretaker (Adriana Barraza) ever at her side, Claire searches for human connection and self-forgiveness in this tale of personal redemption.
Directed by Daniel Barnz, Jennifer Aniston’s performance in CAKE has been nominated for Golden Globe® Award, Critics’ Choice Award®, and Screen Actors Guild Award® in the “Best Actress” category. The Blu-ray and DVD special features dive deeper into the all-star cast and takes a closer look at the many layers of CAKE.
 

Summer Movie Nights

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Summer time means more time outside.  Family vacations and day trips.  Sometimes mom and / or dad might want a quiet night at home.  Make it a movie night with a couple releases that are still pretty popular.  (Maybe you have seen them and just want to watch again, I am not here to judge!)  I know some parents take portable DVD players to watch on road trips for the kiddo's, why not take it and make your trip more enjoyable too??
Check out a few must see movies:
 
First Up - The Best of Me - based on the book by Nicholas Sparks.  Enough said right there, but in case you need more information:

    Based on the #1 New York Times Best Seller from celebrated author Nicholas Sparks comes this tender, romantic drama about the timeless power of love. When former high school sweethearts Dawson and Amanda (James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan) meet at a loved one's funeral 20 years after tragedy separated them, their love is reignited. As they recall and relive the past, they come to a deeper understanding about the choices they've made. Also starring Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato, and featuring beautiful scenery along with music by Lady Antebellum, The Best of Me is a powerfully romantic story of love, hope and second chances.
For the Home Entertainment release, the “Tears of Joy” Edition Blu-ray and DVD will include an all-new storyline and “Storybook” Alternate Ending so Amanda and Dawson finally get that second chance at love. 

 
Special Features
“Tears of Joy” New Storyline and “Storybook” Alternate Ending
Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray Only)
Along for the Ride
Nicholas Sparks Interviews: Michelle and James (Blu-ray Only)
Nicholas Sparks Interviews: Liana and Luke (Blu-ray Only)
Director’s Commentary by Michael Hoffman
Music Video: I Did – Lady Antebellum
Digital HD (Blu-ray Only)

Second title: Hector and the Search for Happiness:

    From the director of Serendipity and based on the acclaimed novel comes this funny, imaginative film with an all-star cast. By all appearances, Hector (Simon Pegg) has it all – a successful psychiatry practice, a comfortable home and a beautiful, loving girlfriend (Rosamund Pike). However, he’s frustrated that he can’t provide his patients with real happiness – or even define it for them. So, he decides to travel the world in search of the elusive emotion. From rural China to Africa and even to Los Angeles, Hector’s trek is as hilarious as it is enlightening in this richly satisfying comedy that also stars Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer and Stellan Skarsgård.
Special Features
Around the World with Simon Pegg
The Making of Hector and the Search for Happiness
Director Commentary by Peter Chelsom
 
 
Do you get to have many MOVIE NIGHTS during the summer?

29.5.15

Look what's here! #KidToKidDunwoody - Plus $25 giftcard #Giveaway #BringingHomeBaby

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Not that long ago, I was invited to a Grand Opening of a store that was new to me... It is called Kid to Kid and it is a resell shop.  Kid to Kid has several locations, but this was for the grand opening of the one in Dunwoody, Georgia.  If you follow me on Twitter, I shared with you the event, so you can't say you were not told about it.  Also, I even shared a few photos on Instagram as well. They had a guy there making Balloon things... I can't say balloon animals, because it was so much more.  He made an Ariel you would love as well as a Ninja Turtle and other amazing creations.  I was VERY impressed!   Anna and Elsa from Frozen were even there and to add to the excitement, they also had a DJ playing up beat music and offering giveaways throughout the festivities!  Needless to say, it was a great time and I can not tell you how many people were there, but they had a great turnout!!
 
Kid to Kid sells more than just clothes. They do have a great number of clothing items, but I was impressed with the "big toy" or "big ticket" items that were available for purchase. 

 
Kid to Kid has an end cap that is full of safety items that one might need to keep the home safe with a new explorer on the loose! 

While Kid to Kid is known as a "resell" shop, they do have several new items if that is more of what you are looking to purchase. 
 


A wide variety of styles and sizes awaits you at the shoe section of the store. (Also, please note the other larger items on the top shelf for sale.)

Since becoming a mom, Melissa and Doug has become a familiar name brand to us for their toys.  It was nice that they offer previously owned toys (that Broxton ended up having to buy) as well as new in packaging toys available as well. 
 
We really had a great time shopping there.  The date of the event, we still did not know if we were being blessed with a boy or a girl, so I did not know what to buy.  I still had a great time and walked out of there with gender neutral burp cloths, a toy for Broxton and then a few outfits for both a girl, as well as a boy!  In my opinion, the prices were great and the clothes looked to be of great quality to pass approval for them to sell.
Head on over to their site to see what they are buying, make a little extra money to spend while you are there! 

To share in the excitement of the Dunwoody, Georgia location opening...   and to kick off my baby event (Come back daily! More giveaways and reviews headed your way!)  I get to host a giveaway for 2 winners.  Each winner will win a $25 gift card to the Dunwoody location to do a little shopping of your own!  
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Team Umizoomi : Umi Space Heroes - Available June 2nd

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I will admit, most times, we have the TV on in the house.  We aren't really watching it, it is more of a background noise for us.  (Same goes for car rides too, but I think we do listen more in their.)  I don't mind when the TV is on and it is an educational type show.  Some shows Broxton watches are pure entertainment (and I don't get it) but when it is something like Team UmiZoomi, I am fine with it.  He learns, its cute and I like it!  Nothing better than seeing him playing with his toys and then hearing him yell out the answer to the math problems they are asking on the TV! 
Are you familiar with Team Umizoomi?  When the Space Hero episode came out on TV, he had me DVR it, so he could watch it when he got home from school. Now, he can watch it in his room and all is great again! 
Milli, Geo and Bot are zooming into an out-of-this-world adventure in this brand-new DVD, Team Umizoomi: Umi Space Heroes. When the moon is blown into four pieces by The Trouble Makers, it’s up to Team Umizoomi to embark on an intergalactic adventure and use their math and problem-solving skills to save the moon.  Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Team Umizoomi: Umi Space Heroes will be available on DVD on June 2, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $12.99.

28.5.15

Dora - For young and old ( 2 new DVDs available June 2nd)

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Some people might be familiar with Dora as the cute baby faced little girl that runs around with her little monkey friend singing about "backpacks" but did you know that Nickelodeon has taken this character and aged her to be hanging out with other friends going on adventures?  (I have not watched these episodes yet, just know they are out there)  Now, you can add to your Dora collection of both the classic little girl Dora or you can buy the tween aged Dora!  Perfect for kids of all ages! 
 Dora and her Explorer Girls are ready to take the stage in the Dora’s Explorer Girls: Our First Concert! DVD.  However, when their tickets get mixed up with charity donations for the show, Dora, Emma, Kate, Naiya and Alana must embark on a musical adventure through Puerto Verde to get their tickets back and make it to the show on time. International pop star Shakira guest stars and performs her original song “Todos Juntos.” Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Dora’s Explorer Girls: Our First Concert! arrives on DVD on June 2, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $12.99.

Nickelodeon’s enchanted special, Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves Fairytale Land, is coming exclusively to DVD before its TV premiere. In this extended magical adventure, Dora and Boots must travel deep into the Never-to-be-Seen-Again Forest to the Sparkling Lake in order to bring magic back to Fairytale Land. Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves Fairytale Land arrives on DVD on June 2, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $12.99

Bubble Guppies : The Puppy and the Ring - Out June 2nd

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Are you familiar with Bubble Guppies?  They are just too cute and I love when the TV is on and they come across the screen.  Not only are they cute to look at, they sing so much and as they sing songs, it teaches kids things, making learning fun!!! Check out the new DVD available June 2nd. 
The Bubble Guppies embark on four magical adventures in the all-new Bubble Guppies: The Puppy and the Ring DVD.  Join Molly, Gil and their puppy as they venture through the three magical realms of Bubbledom, a mythical land full of secrets and sorcery, where they’ll meet the spritely Flutterguppies, the fun-loving Snow Guppy and the mysterious Underguppy.  This DVD collection also features three additional adventure-filled episodes.  Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Bubble Guppies: The Puppy and the Ring will be available on DVD June 2, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

The Bubble Guppies: The Puppy and the Ring includes the following episodes:
  • The Puppy and the Ring – Bubbledom is in danger when the evil Night Wizard takes the Ring from the benevolent Sun King.  Join Molly and Gil as they race to return the Ring of the Sun to its rightful owner by sundown. It could be “night-night” for everyone until the end of time!
  • Sir Nonny the Nice! – Nonny is on a quest to become a real knight.  He has a shield and suit of armor, but does he have what it takes to win a knightly game of mini-golf? 
  • Bubble-Cadabra! – The Bubble Guppies discover magic when they stand in for a missing magician and attempt the world’s greatest trick–making an elephant disappear.
  • The Wizard of Oz-tralia!  – After Molly and Gil meet Bobby, a nature show host from Australia, they can't wait to learn all about Australian animals.  From marsupials to the amazing platypus, the Guppies can't get enough of the creatures Down Under.
 
 

26.5.15

Want to #win the Spongebob Triple Pack DVD? Enter the #Giveaway

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We watch plenty of television shows throughout the week, so I try not to add more to our collection of "must see shows."  We tried watching SpongeBob when he was younger (because the older brothers watched it) but I did not think it was age appropriate for him.  Then, it just became a show we don't watch. I know SpongeBob is a very popular show and Broxton wants to see the new SpongeBob movie, so bad he can't stand it.  I figured instead of adding this DVD to our collection that might never be watched, I would share it with you guys!  Yep, one reader will win the SpongeBob Triple Pack!!!  Read and enter below! 
Can’t wait for the DVD release of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water? Paramount Home Media Distribution and Nickelodeon have just the thing to make the time fly by! Take a trip back in time to some of SpongeBob’s most exciting adventures with SpongeBob SquarePants Triple Feature: SpongeBob Goes Prehistoric, Home Sweet Pineapple, Where’s Gary?  This three-disc DVD set, filled with over 4.5 hours of SpongeBob adventures, swims onto DVD on June 2, 2015.

SpongeBob SquarePants Triple Feature: SpongeBob Goes Prehistoric, Home Sweet Pineapple, Where’s Gary? includes:

Disc 1 – “SpongeBob Goes Prehistoric”
Episodes:
  • SpongeBob B.C. (Double-Length Episode)             
  • Nature Pants                     
  • Fools in April                    
  • I'm With Stupid                 
  • Patty Hype                       
  • Squid on Strike                  
  • The Great Snail Race                     
  • Plankton's Army   
  • Squilliam Returns    
              

    Disc 2 – “Home Sweet Pineapple”
    Episodes:
  • Home Sweet Pineapple                  
  • Band Geeks                       
  • Sandy, SpongeBob & the Worm                
  • Ripped Pants                     
  • Sandy's Rocket                  
  • Culture Shock                    
  • MuscleBob BuffPants                    
  • Employee of the Month 
               
    Disc 3 – “Where’s Gary?”
    Episodes:
  • Have You Seen This Snail? (2-Part Episode)                     
  • The Lost Mattress            
  • Krabs vs. Plankton            
  • Good Neighbor      
  • Skill Crane            
  • The Great Snail Race                  
 
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Kick Summer off with #MaxAndRuby with a brand new DVD

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With a little girl on the way, I am loving the fact that Broxton enjoys Max and Ruby from time to time.  He isn't a big fan, as it is a bit to young for him....  but he does enjoy watching and laughing when it comes on in the morning and I leave it on instead of turning it.  If you are not familiar with Max and Ruby, it is a brother/sister team that works together.  I hope by him seeing this show, he will be close with his sister when she is born, versus saying "she's a girl" and trying to distance himself! 
Having a brother or sister isn’t always easy, but Max & Ruby show the importance of working together, and resolving differences in respectful and supportive ways, in the brand new DVD, Max & Ruby: Sharing & Caring.  The DVD features 12 “tails,” each with an important lesson that helps preschoolers develop important social skills, including kindness and listening. Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media, Max & Ruby: Sharing & Caring will be available in the U.S. on June 2, 2015.
Max & Ruby: Sharing & Caring includes the following episodes:
  • Picture Perfect/ Detective Ruby/ Superbunny Saves the Cake
  • Max’s Ride/ Max on Guard/ Ruby’s Real Tea Party
  • The Bunny Who Cried Lobster/ Max and the Three Bears/ Little Ruby Hen
  • Ruby's Autograph/ A Toy for Baby Huffington/ Max's Big Dig

25.5.15

Whirl and Twirl with Dora - Available June 2nd

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I have mentioned before that we have enjoyed watching Dora from time to time. Broxton wants to learn Spanish and since I have not spoken Spanish at all since I had to take it in high-school, many years ago I have no knowledge in trying to help him.  Yes, I know a few words, such as how to count to ten and things like that, but after the basics, I am done.  When he can watch a show and learn, it makes both of us happy. This is going to be a great show to enjoy when our daughter is born, so I am excited that we are building our library. 
Join Dora as she prepares for a big gymnastics performance and dance recital in Dora the Explorer: Whirl and Twirl Collection.  The two-disc set includes the fun-filled “Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure” and “Dora’s Ballet Adventure.” Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Dora the Explorer: Whirl and Twirl Collection arrives on DVD on June 2, 2015.

Dora the Explorer: Whirl and Twirl Collection Includes:
DISC 1 
Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure – It's time for a fantastic gymnastics adventure with Dora! Dora receives a special rainbow ribbon and learns that she is going to start the big gymnastics show. When Swiper swipes her special ribbon, Dora and Boots go on a gymnastics-filled adventure to get it back.
    • Episodes Include:
      • Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure                
      • A Ribbon for Pinto                      
      • Swiper's Favorite Things   
   
DISC 2 –
Dora The Explorer: Dora’s Ballet Adventures – Dora can’t wait to perform in her big dance recital, but she needs to move and groove back to her dance school to find her ballet slippers first. 
    • Episodes Included:
      • Dora's Ballet Adventure                
      • Dora, La Músico               
      • The Super Silly Fiesta                    
      • Surprise
 
 
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