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3.10.15

Christmastime with the Ninja Turtles!

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If you are like me, you  are already trying to think of Christmas gift idea's for your family.  One that would be perfect?  Cowabunga Christmas for the Ninja Turtle fan you know!   It is available October 13, and for under $10, it is great for many fans on your list!  


There is good and evil hiding in the shadows of New York City and the Turtles are ready to spread Christmas cheer to their allies, and fear in their enemies, in the new DVD Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Christmas! This Yuletide adventure includes three episodes from the classic 2003 series and is sure to make a perfect stocking stuffer for both the naughty and nice Turtles fans! Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Christmas! is available on DVD October 13, 2015 for the hot, bargain price of $9.99.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Christmas! Episodes:
The Christmas Aliens                  
The Way of Invisibility               
Fallen Angel                    

DVD Running Time: 65 minutes

Have Courage and Be Kind - #Cinderella Costumes!

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We recently watched Disney's Cinderella and I absolutely loved it.  The movie was great (maybe I don't remember much of the story, so I was hooked from the start.)  Another great thing I enjoyed about the movie?  Their costumes!   The dresses they wore were absolutely beautiful, well, minus the step sisters!  Check out this clip:

2.10.15

Complete First and Second Season of #TMNT

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Do you know someone that is a huge fan of the Ninja Turtles?  If you do, then I have the ULTIMATE Christmas or birthday gift for them!   Over 24 hours of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on DVD for them to enjoy!  You read that right, over 24 hours!   What am I talking about?  Just the Complete First and Second Seasons of the show!  Nicely put together in a set, ready for your gift giving needs!  The suggested retail price is $42.99!  Read below to see what all is included!  

Cowabunga, dude! The first two seasons of Nickelodeon's fan-favorite 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series are now available on DVD. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete First and Second Seasons contains all 52 episodes from the first two seasons of this action-packed series as well as hours of bonus features. With eight discs and over 24 hours of total turtley fun, fans can enjoy every Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo moment over and over again! Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete First and Second Seasons is available on DVD October 6 (a totally gift-able collection in time for the holidays!) for the suggested retail price of $42.99.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete First and Second Seasons includes the following episodes:

Season One
DISC 1 - Rise of the Turtles:                                                        
Rise of the Turtles                                              
Turtle Temper                           
New Friend, Old Enemy                                      
I Think His Name is Baxter Stockman                                      
Metal Head                                              
SPECIAL FEATURES:                                                    
"Making Of" Animatics                                                
 Theme Song: Karaoke Music Video                                                                                                             
DISC 2 - Enter Shredder:                                            
Monkey Brains                                        
Never Say Xever                                     
The Gauntlet                                           
Panic in the Sewers                                              
Mousers Attack!                                      
It Came From the Depths                                   
New Girl in Town                                                                    
SPECIAL FEATURES:                                                    
Animated Comic Books: (menu based)                            
Tales from the Turtle Lair, Part One                           
Tales from the Turtle Lair, Part Two                           
The Mutation of a Scene:                                               
New Girl in Town                                                                                             
DISC 3 - Ultimate Showdown - DISC 1:                                      
I, Monster                                               
The Alien Agenda                                               
The Pulverizer                                        
TCRI                                           
Cockroach Terminator                                        
Baxter's Gambit                                       
SPECIAL FEATURES:                                                    
The Mutation of a Scene:                                                
The Pulverizer                                                    
TCRI                                                       
Cockroach Terminator                                             
Baxter's Gambit                                                   
                            
DISC 4 - Ultimate Showdown - DISC 2:                                     
Enemy of My Enemy                                          
Karai's Vendetta                                      
The Pulverizer Returns!                                      
Parasitica                                    
Operation: Break Out                              
Showdown - Part 1 and Part 2                                         
SPECIAL FEATURES:                                                    
Animated Comic Books: (menu based)                            
Tales from the Turtle Lair, Part Three                        
Tales from the Turtle Lair, Part Four                         
Tales from the Turtle Lair, Part Five                           
Tales from the Turtle Lair, Part Six                                                        
Season Two
DISC 1 - Mutagen Mayhem:                                                   
The Mutation Situation                                       
Follow the Leader                                    
Invasion of the Squirrelanoids                                          
Mutagen Man Unleashed                                     
Mikey Gets Shellacne                             
Target: April O'Neil                                                                
SPECIAL FEATURES:
Mutation of a Scene: The Mutation Situation                     
Mutation of a Scene: Follow the Leader                            
Mutation of a Scene: Invasion of the Squirrelanoids         
Mutation of a Scene: Mutagen Man Unleashed                 
Mutation of a Scene: Mikey Gets Shellacne                       
Mutation of a Scene: Target: April O'Neil                          
Channel 6 News Special Report: Creatures of the Night                                                                                      
 DISC 2 - The Good, the Bad, and Casey Jones:                          
Slash and Destroy                                    
The Kraang Conspiracy                                  
The Good, The Bad, and Casey Jones                                      
Fungus Humungous                                      
Metalhead Rewired                                              
Of Rats and Men                                     
SPECIAL FEATURES:
Mutation of a Scene: Slash and Destroy                           
Mutation of a Scene: The Kraang Conspiracy                    
Mutation of a Scene: The Good, The Bad, and Casey Jones 
Mutation of a Scene: Fungus Humungous                         
Mutation of a Scene: Metalhead Rewired                          
Mutation of a Scene: Of Rats and Men                              
Meet Casey Jones                                                                                                                                         
DISC 3 - Showdown in Dimension X - DISC 1:                            
The Manhattan Project: Part 1                                       
The Manhattan Project: Part 2                                       
Mazes & Mutants                                    
The Lonely Mutation of Baxter Stockman                                 
Newtralized!                                            
The Wrath of Tiger Claw                                    
Pizza Face                                               
SPECIAL FEATURES (CONTENT in HD):                                    
Mutation of a Scene: The Manhattan Project             
Mutation of a Scene: Mazes & Mutants                      
Mutation of a Scene: The Lonely Mutation of Baxter Stockman        
Mutation of a Scene: Newtralized!                                    
Mutation of a Scene: The Wrath of Tiger Claw                   
Mutation of a Scene: Pizza Face                                      
           
DISC 4 - Showdown in Dimension X - DISC 2:                            
The Legend of the Kuro Kabuto                                      
Plan 10                                       
Vengeance is Mine                                               
A Chinatown Ghost Story                                    
Into Dimension X!                                              
The Invasion: Part 1                                           
The Invasion: Part 2                                           
SPECIAL FEATURES (CONTENT in HD):                                    
Mutation of a Scene: The Legend of the Kuro Kabuto         
Mutation of a Scene: Plan 10                                          
Mutation of a Scene: Vengeance is Mine                           
Mutation of a Scene: A Chinatown Ghost Story
Mutation of a Scene: Into Dimension X!                  
Mutation of a Scene: The Invasion                                   
Channel 6 News Special Report: Ooze-Gate 2014                                                                              

I'm Only a Girl, Not a Princess - #Cinderella

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Although I have  a son, I still love the classic Disney Stories.  I saw that they were releasing Cinderella and I was so excited to see it, but I did not have the heart to drag my son to the theaters to watch it with me. I was so excited when I was given the chance to review the Blu-Ray when it was released.   I started the movie while he was busy playing with his Army Men and Trains...  Something he heard caught his attention, so he started popping his head in from time to time to see what was going on.  Saying this to let you know that it might not be just a "princess story" and that kids of all ages could enjoy it.
One reason I wanted to see the movie was because, hello, it was Cinderella!
The other reason?  I really like Lily James on Downton Abbey, so I wanted to see how she was as Cinderella.  (It was a nice surprise to see the girl that plays Daisy from Downton Abbey as one of the evil stepsisters!  I had no clue, so it was awesome for me!)  

I really enjoyed the movie and I am sure you will too!  I can not wait to share this with Savannah when she gets older!   Make sure you add this to your gift list for someone (or yourself) this year!!!!
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.
Soon, she is forced to become their servant, disrespected, covered in ashes and spitefully renamed Cinderella. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her, and she continues to remain positive, determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.”
When Ella meets a dashing stranger in the woods, unaware that he is really the Prince (Richard Madden) and not merely Kit, an apprentice at the palace, she believes she has finally found a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the King (Derek Jacobi) summons all maidens in the kingdom to attend a royal ball at the palace, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her Stepmother forbids her to attend and callously destroys her dress.
Meanwhile, the calculating Grand Duke (Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd) devises a plan to thwart the Prince’s hopes of reuniting with Ella and enlists the support of the devious Stepmother. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand. Soon, a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin, a few mice and a magic wand, changes Cinderella’s life forever.



1.10.15

Go Undercover for a movie night with SPY #Giveaway #SpyInsiders

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If you are looking for a new movie to watch for movie night (note, not family movie) then you want to look at Spy starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne and Jude Law.  We were lucky enough to get to watch it for a Girls Night in not too long ago.  I will go ahead and warn you that the "theatrical version" still has plenty of profanity.  (There is also an "unedited version" that is available, if you choose to watch it.)    As soon as it started, we were cracking up laughing, you can pretty much expect it from Melissa McCarthy, so I was ready for it!   The movie is full of excitement (and laughs) from the start, so I do recommend adults watch it when you have a night free of the children, if you can look over the profanity!  I have a copy to give to one lucky reader, so make sure to enter on the rafflecopter form below!   

Synopsis: 



Queen of Comedy Melissa McCarthy “in her funniest movie yet” (Leonard Maltin, LeonardMaltin.com) embarks on the mission of a lifetime as secret agent Susan Cooper in SPY. The September 29th Blu-ray release will include two versions of the film - Theatrical and never-before-seen Unrated Cut.  The DVD will feature the Theatrical version.  Both the Theatrical version and Unrated Cut of Spy will also be available on Digital HD September 4th
McCarthy is armed and hilarious in this “outrageously entertaining” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) comedy hit from director Paul Feig (The Heat, Bridesmaids). Deskbound CIA analyst Susan Cooper is about to become the world’s newest — and unlikeliest — secret weapon. When her partner (Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Statham) is compromised, Susan volunteers to go deep undercover and bring down a deadly arms dealer. Loaded with wise-cracking action and adventure, SPY is a mission impossible to resist!


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30.9.15

There's Something Strange, In the Neighborhood #Ghostbusters Costume #Ad

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If you know my husband, you know his favorite holiday is Halloween.  As long as I have known him, that has been the ultimate for him.  He gets so excited when he is able to be off of work to take Broxton trick or treating and I know Broxton enjoys that time with his daddy.  This year, Broxton started early on what he wanted to be.  Thanks to Costume Supercenter, we had a great time looking at all the costumes that were available.  He had many choices, but not all were things that I thought was age appropriate, so it took a bit longer than we had planned.  
We looked at things that we thought would be cute for him to go for Halloween, not only trick or treating in the neighborhood, but also at the local church function and any other events that might be interesting to us.  I also wanted something that he could use for play time / dress up if he decided that was what he wanted to do.  As soon as the Ghostbusters Costume arrived, I knew we had made a great choice!   

There's something strange in the neighborhood, who YOU gonna call?
Ghostbusters!!!!  We had a great time playing in this already.  We went outside and took turns hiding and being the ghost.  At one point, he said.. okay mom, you're the buster, I am the ghost!   I could not stop laughing, but that was what we did.  Making memories, I tell you!  Good times!  

We looked at all of the Movie Halloween Costumes and ordered his costume.  As soon as it arrived, he had to try it on to show it off.  Lucky for him, my parents were in town, so he had an audience to check it out.  The outfit was a bit long (on the legs and the arms) but it fit elsewhere, so we were very happy.  Works for us for him to possibly grow into it as well.  The costume comes with an inflatable backpack and proton pack (aka weapon.)  Of course he was super happy with that, as many costumes make you have to order the additional things for a fee.  As I said, he was so excited with this choice and I can not wait to see him on Halloween.
 
Do you dress up for Halloween as a family, just the children or not at all? (My brother and his family normally try and do it together, we just dress up Broxton.)  What are your Halloween Costume plans this year?  

29.9.15

Hershey's Pudding Adds Fun to School Lunch! #ReadySetSnack #Ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ReadySetSnack #CollectiveBias

As soon as it gets close to back to school time, I immediately start trying to think of ways to make Broxton's lunch exciting.  One main problem we have?  He gets too excited at lunch and wants to talk more than eat.  He has let me know that sandwiches don't taste that great at school, but he loves them at home.  I try and mix it up so that he doesn't get bored with what I pack, but I will be honest, I try to stay away from sweets and what not. He tried to get me to pack him pieces of cake or cupcakes once Savannah was born and we had people spoiling us bringing treats all the time. Well, he was excited when he was surprised with a Hershey's Smores Pudding Cup in his lunch recently!   Have you tried them yet????
Can you see the Hershey's Pudding?  I had a hard time finding it because to be honest with you, I thought it would be with the other puddings and gelatin products.   You know, in the middle of the store where they have the dry pudding mixes?  Yeah, it is not there!   It was in the refrigerated section.  Ready made for me to enjoy as soon as I got home and you better believe it, I did enjoy this treat from childhood!  I am a huge pudding fan and I guess I forgot just how tasty it is! So yeah, it was in the cold section, can you spot it?? 
 
My store.

Another store with signage to grab your attention. (Photo credit, Angela)

In our store, they had the Hershey's Pudding Cups at the very top.  Since I was looking for it, I spotted it, so make sure you actually look and not just scan the shelf.  Our pudding was only $2.48 for 4 cups, so I grabbed a couple of each to let us really try it out!   Now, to get home and get to taste testing!   
As I got to the checkout, the cashier started talking about how they looked so good and she wanted to try them.  I admitted that we had not tried them out, but come on, Hershey's + Pudding???  It has to be heavenly!   (Guess I should have told her that the magazine, ALL YOU September / October issue has a coupon for $0.55 off.  )
 Artistic abilities were not given to me, so we have to make the best of the situation.  When Broxton came home from school, I had him a great after school snack!   Since it was the SMORES Pudding I was surprising him with, I gave him a side cup of little graham cracker cookies to enjoy with the pudding, if he wanted.  ( Bonus points for finding Star Wars shaped ones! )  As you can see, I had a smile drawn on there for him... and he quickly realized he could scoop up a little of the pudding on the cookie and make it into a smores sandwich!    
I have also decided that a great way to sneak my little notes in his lunch is to put them on the pudding cups at times.  I normally just write a little note on a napkin or a piece of paper for him, to find it on the pudding cup was a special treat for him that day!  

I have decided to try and mix things up around here... 
Since he has spelling words he has to learn each week, we will be doing a spelling word puzzle type with the pudding cups for one day of after school treats.  How does that work??
Get a pudding cup (at least one for the student, feel free to grab one for yourself too!)
Get the weeks spelling words list.

Locate a permanent marker of any color.
Make grids on the cup and write the words in each grid.  (or do it like I did  and write the words and then sort of make a circle around each word)
They have to read each word out to you and then they can spoon out and eat the pudding in that one section.  


One final thing I thought of was to surprise him with a silly face on them in the refrigerator some days for his treat.  I made this face and to be honest, each time I open the door, I get a smile on my face as well.  I think this will be fun for him, as he never knows what snack he is having each day.  If he opens and sees this, he knows what it will be!!!

Tell me, what fun and creative things can you do with your Hershey's Pudding cups?  I am going to see if daddy can draw a Darth Vader mask on one for him one day! You can check out Kraft.com for ideas on toppings and other craft ideas!  Stop over and let me know which one was your favorite.  Also, feel free to follow Kraft Foods on Facebook and / or Twitter


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