Thursday, December 29, 2016

150 Times Movies by Susan Granger

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This is a choice collection of 150 movie reviews of classic and contemporary timeless movies by international syndicated film critic Susan Granger. It includes films from the earliest days to today, from the Russian film, "Battleship Potemkin" (1925) and "Gone With the Wind" (1939) to "Bridge of Spies" (2015) and "Zootopia" (2016). 150 TIMELESS MOVIES includes reviews reprinted from Granger’s popular website, www.susangranger.com, as well as more than two dozen new reviews of English and foreign film classics. There is an original introduction by Granger, who grew up in Hollywood; her father was director/producer S. Sylvan Simon, and, after his untimely death at 41 while filming "From Here to Eternity," her mother remarried and Susan’s step-father was MGM executive Armand Deutsch.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

THE RED SKELTON HOUR IN COLOR

Disclaimer I was given the DVD mentioned in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review

See Red Skelton like never before in this brand new dvd featuring The Red Skelton Hour in Color!
UNSEEN FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, TIME LIFE SERVES UP NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED EPISODES FROM ONE OF TV’S MOST LEGENDARY AND LONGEST-RUNNING VARIETY SHOWS THE RED SKELTON HOUR IN COLOR
 These Vintage Unreleased Shows From America’s Clown Prince Feature Skelton, His Host of Hilarious Characters (Clem Kadiddlehopper, Freddie the Freeloader) and Guest Stars Aplenty, Including John Wayne, Mickey Rooney, Tim Conway, Milton Berle, Phyllis Diller and more.

Red Skelton was a brilliant performer, a passionate patriot, and a master of simple, hilarious and classic comedy.Now, home audiences can be entertained by America’s Clown Prince any time with brilliant full-color episodes of The Red Skelton Hour, some of which have been unseen for over 50 years!

After purchasing an old movie studio and converting it for TV productions, Red was the first CBS host to begin taping his weekly programs in color. 

 And now, on January 3, Time Life brings viewers back to a simpler time with THE RED SKELTON HOUR IN COLOR, showcasing never-before-released shows as they were originally broadcast more than 50 years ago. One of the country’s most treasured comedians, Skelton kept TV audiences in stitches for 20 groundbreaking seasons on The Red Skelton Show.
The son of a circus clown, Red always had a twinkle in his eye and a spring in his step (often accompanied by a cowbell sound effect); his heart was pure gold, his jokes were silly and his gifts for physical comedy were unparalleled.And from his inimitable comic mind also came a memorable lineup of zany characters including the country bumpkin Clem Kadiddlehopper, the lovable hobo Freddie the Freeloader, Sheriff Deadeye and more.

The 3-disc collector’s set  features 12 never-before-released episodes, including best-loved sketches with Freddie the Freeloader joining a love-in with hippie Tim Conway; Sheriff Deadeye facing off with Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne); and Clem Kadiddlehopper being mistaken for a robot by mad scientists Boris Karloff and Vincent Price.

 The Red Skelton Hour in Color

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Last minute holiday gift for the young gamer in your life

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review
As you finish up your holiday shopping and realize you need just one more super special gift I hope you will check out my guide!!
I listed several items for everyone in the family and now I am super excited to list something for the little gamer in your family!
My boys are 6 and 9 and even though their dad lets them play those overly graphic games I like to stick to the more kid friendly games.  Sonic, Super Mario, Bomber Man, Disney Infinety ect
So it should come as no surprise I adore the 2 new games being offered by Nighthawk

Tumblestone (PS4, Wii U) Nighthawk’s Runbow Deluxe (Wii U)


First lets talk about Tumblestone

Competitive multiplayer: Tumblestone' s intense puzzle-solving action will turn playing "just a few more rounds" with friends into a late-night Tumble stone marathon
Local multiplayer: Up to four players on a single console
Online multiplayer: Play online against your friends or make new ones using Tumble stone' s ranked matchmaking system
Story mode: The 40+ hour story campaign will test your puzzle-solving prowess. Featuring 10+ game play modifiers, challenge puzzles, and boss battles

Arcade modes: Kick back and relax with the casual Marathon mode, scratch an intellectual itch with the Infinipuzzle mode, or get your blood pumping with the fast-paced Heartbeat mode

What Do I love?
I love that it is multi player.  My kiddos and I always have game challenges and even though it is fun to hand off the controller and try to beat each others high school I personally think it is better when you all play at once head to head.  So Tumblestone got a huge thumbs up from me for being multi player.  I also like the different levels and all the different ways to play.  I do like the multi player, but it is also nice that it can be played alone as well too.
I am a fan of puzzle/strategy games.  I don't want to brag but I am the undefeated champ at Risk in my family!  Tumblestone may not be as hard as risk, but it is def. a game that takes a little bit of strategy and planning
This game got 2 thumbs up for everyone in my house! 

Next up for the gamers in  your life is Runbow Deluxe

The Runbow Deluxe Edition includes the critically acclaimed Wii U party game with all the DLC. New DLC includes new levels, costumes/ characters, game modes and more! Runbow is a fast, frantic game for 1-9 players that will keep you running back for more. The world changes with each swipe of the background, so you'll have to stay on your toes as platforms and obstacles disappear. If you can't see something, it doesn't exist. Play with up to 9 friends locally or online. With hundreds of levels, dozens of costumes, and more indie guest characters than you can handle, you better get ready to Runbow!

So this game is a bit easier to play.  I personally like the TumbleStone Game better, but my little guys seems to like this one.  It has just enough violence to keep them interested!  I do think this is played better with 2 people, going solo can be a bit boring at times.
My youngest is 6 and sometimes me or his brother had to help him.  For the most part he was able to manage on his own (He never wins, but he does hold his own for a bit)
You can have up to 9 players and I think the more the better!!

Both games are a lot of fun and really have that vintage game feeling.  If you are out doing any last minute shopping you should check them both out!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Holiday gifts for the pups Wash'n Zip Pet Bed

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I love my job, but I hate having to leave my pets at home during the day.  Thankfully I have an awesome brother who takes care of them during the day :).  The still do spend sometime though in the hall (I have two baby gates up to keep them in the hallway during the day)  Even though the area is large and has all their toys, food and bedding I feel bad.  So this holiday I am getting them a bad new top of the line bed!  So those hours when mom is at work they can still be comfy, cozy and happy 

Never heard of a Wash'n Zip Pet bed before?
Well in case you didn't see the title the bed is washable!  You can completely unzip it and wash ever part of the bed!  I have 3 stinky pups so this is a huge plus for me.
They come in several sizes.


 Meaning you can get whichever size is perfect for your fur babies. I love that I can unzip it almost all the way! 3 sides open, making it possible to open up and cover a large area such as a car seat or even on the couch. 
The stitching is genius keeping all the stuffing in place so even after being washed it isn't lumpy.  The material is so soft and very cozy for my pups
 


TO learn more and see all the colors they offer check out my link below:

Storks arrives just in time for the holidays!!

Disclaimer:  i was given this dvd for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review all opinions are my own.
SYNOPSIS 

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet retail giant Cornerstore.com. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when the Baby Factory is accidentally activated on his watch, producing an adorable – and wholly unauthorized – baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop, in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world. 

My review
This movie is very touching and heartwarming.  I sat down with my kiddos to watch it, thinking it would only be fun for them.  I have to admit I think I liked it just as much as they did!!!  Do I think this movie is a classic??  No I don't I think it will be a hit for now, but easily forgotten in a few years.  But I do think it is worth watching, family members of all ages will enjoy it!
The characters are silly and lovable.  The plot even though predictable is cute and easy to follow, even for a younger viewer.
 


Friday, December 9, 2016

Sonic Underground: Sonic Christmas Blast GIVEAWAY

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My cousin Chris was my best friend growing up!  He had a great heart and always had something nice to say.  One of our favorite things to do was to play video games!  Donkey Kong, Crash Bandicoot, Mario and Sonic were just a few of our favorites!  I will never forget the happy dance we did the first time we conquered the entire Donkey Kong game.  My cousin has since passed away, and those childhood memories are all I have left of him.

Every time my kids and I play a vintage (it is so weird to call games I played as a kiddo vintage) game I think of him 

Now though video games are just the tip of the iceberg!  They have games, clothing, toys and even TV shows surrounding their favorites games!  When I saw there was a Sonic TV show I just knew I had to view it with my boys!
 
Santa Claus announces his retirement on television and the public is shocked! But it's Santa's replacement Robotropolis who has everyone worried. It seems Robotropolis has his own ideas and instead of giving boys and girls gifts Robotropolis would rather receive them. Join Sonic the Hedgehog in an adventure to rescue the spirit of Christmas and bring joy back to the world! 
 And today one super lucky Simply me reader has the chance to win a copy of this DVD for themsevles!

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

AwesomeBox

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My boys are best friends.  In addition to being brothers, they just really enjoy spending time together.  Now don't get me wrong sometimes they do fight, but for the most part they just get along

As a mom I love this, not only are they brothers, but they are also friends.  This year I really wanted to get them something special for Christmas.  Not really a toy since they will out grow that, I wanted to get them something that they will cherish years from now.

And that is when I remembered AwesomeBox,  A box of personalized cards.  They have the photos and words you want on them. 

And if you ever made an AwesomeBox before I am excited to tell you about their all new features
What’s New?
       10-card AwesomeBox for $19
       New, beautifully designed box.
     Add pictures from Instagram, Facebook, your phone or computer.
    Sequence your cards to tell a compelling story.
      Add music to your card to co-create a custom playlist.



This holiday season give the most meaningful gift possible, with something both fresh and heart-warming. 
AwesomeBox
AwesomeBox allows users to build a customized box of memories, stories and photos packaged into a one-of-a-kind printed gift. Group gifts with family or friends is easy with AwesomeBox! In fact, our favorite part about the AwesomeBox experience is how easy it is to get everyone involved in the gift giving process. I love AwesomeBox for celebrating someone special for Christmas.

It's so simple to create, and the memories last a lifetime. In three simple steps, you’ll have the perfect gift:
1.    Create private online webpage to honor your special someone.
2.    Invite friends and family to upload photos and heartfelt messages from around the world.
3.    AwesomeBox turns everything into a box of 10 to 100 colorful printed cards that they’ll pore over for years!
 
Create the most touching group gift that will be laughed and cried over for years! AwesomeBox is the perfect gift starting at $19 for a 10-card box.

And right now with my coupon code you can save 
25% 
use code
 HOLIDAYGIFT

Give them give them an AwesomeBox and show they just how much you truly care đź’•

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hershey’s Share Your Merry Kissmas Sweepstakes

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The Hershey Company is launching a photo sweepstakes on December 1st to celebrate the NEW four festive Hershey’s Kisses Kissmas Chocolates.

 WHAT: Hershey’s Share Your Merry Kissmas Sweepstakes

 HOW TO ENTER: Post a photo of your festive holiday creation on Instagram or Twitter using #KissmasSweepstakes. 

Note - the photo does not have to include Hershey’s Kisses. 

WHEN: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 PM Eastern Time on December 1, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on December 25, 2016.

 PRIZE: You’ll be entered for a chance to win a prize pack to help relax and keep warm this winter season, including a cozy throw blanket, festive mugs, Hershey’s Kisses Kissmas Collection and more. 

 OFFICIAL RULES: http://hersheykissmas.com/

Salonpas

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Monday I went to my boys school to help with the PTO shopping.  I had to stand for almost 7 hours.  At the time I didn't think anything of it, then I got home and I felt each and every single one of those hours!  Folding clothing Monday time was impossible and I spent most of the night curled up in a ball feeling sorry for my legs, hips and lower back.  I am getting older and not gracefully.  Worse yet is most pills make me nausea! So pain pills are a last resort for me.  That is okay though, because thanks to Salonpas taking those dreaded pills are a thing of the past!

Salonpas the new patch is convenient and versatile. It has three active ingredients to help with pain, camphor (3.1%), menthol (10%) and methyl salicylate (15%). They work together to provide temporary relief of minor aches and pains. The patch is only one of the items Salonpas offers. They have something for every ache and pain: Arthritis Pain Joint Pain Lower Back Pain Muscle Pain Neck & Shoulder Pain Sprain, Strain & Bruises.

And they are now helping to take on pain like never before with their  new, cost-effective solution for pain management  maximum strength, unscented Salonpas Lidocaine 4% Pain Relieving Gel-Patch!! (try saying that 5 times fast!!)

Now I am a bit biased on this company, I have been using them for a little over a year now and they are my go to pain management.   So I have nothing but great things to say about them.  This new unscented patch is pretty awesome though.  I wear them to bed sometimes and I am not the biggest fan over the scent getting into my sheets.  This new scentfree patch prevents that!
By putting the medicine right at the site of pain, bypassing the stomach and liver, Salonpas can use less medicine to deliver an effective dose. 

To learn more and see all they have to offer check out my link below:
Salonpas

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dutch Winter Wonderland DISCOUNT TICKETS!! #sale

My family LOVES Dutch Wonderland, during the summer it is one of our favorite amusements parks.  And thanks to their Fall and Winter promotions the park can now be enjoyed almost year round!

Wonder what Dutch Winter Wonderland is?
Celebrate the magic of the season at Dutch Winter Wonderland with rides, entertainment, and the Royal Light Show, a spectacular display of thousands of twinkling lights dancing to music! The Royal Light Show is a family favorite featuring thousands of dazzling lights synchronized to holiday tunes at the Celebration Theater. The pathways of Exploration Island will include over 20 lifelike dinosaurs dressed in seasonal garb. Guests are invited to  help Mrs. Clause and her Christmas elves plan this year’s Christmas Party. Be prepared to sing and dance with these friends who will turn this festive season upside down. Princess Brooke will deck the halls by sharing some of her favorite stories at Storytime Corner. Dutch Winter Wonderland also features meet & greets with Santa and holiday treats, such as hot chocolate and s’mores. 

And right now using my special code you can save!
use
 Promo code: simplymedwwblog17
at the link below:
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: EARTH'S LAST STAND

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Get ready for another epic adventure with our favorite Shelled friends in the T.M.N.T. all new DVD
Earth's Last Stand
Join LEO, RAPH, DONNIE AND MIKEY save New York  yet again!


The crime-fighting Turtles are back and ready to fight for their city in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Earth's Last Stand, available on DVD December 13, 2016. In this collection of seven season four episodes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles find themselves gathering the last bits of the Black Hole Generator to return to NYC and save the planet from the Triceratons. Along with old friends and new foes, the Turtles go on a wild ride to protect the city they know and love before it's changed forever! Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Earth's LastStand will be available on DVD, along with a Raphael zipper pull as a gift with purchase while supplies last, on December 13, 2016, for the suggested retail price of $14.99



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Earth's Last Stand contains the following episodes:
  • The Ever-Burning Fire - The team must overcome impossible odds to acquire the final Black Hole Generator piece.
  • Earth's Last Stand - As the team finally reaches Earth, Fugitoid reveals a horrible secret about his past.
  • City at War - When April graduates to full Kunoichi, she faces a deadly new enemy while the Turtles face the return of some old, dangerous foes.
  • Broken Foot - When Leo secretly allies himself with Karai, he gets himself into deeper danger than he could have realized.
  • The Insecta Trifecta - The team faces Stockman-Fly's new insect minions and Raph has to man up to overcome his fear of insects and lead the team.
  • Mutant Gangland - Don Vizioso's gang tracks the Turtles with a slew of Anti-Mutant weapons!
  • Bat in the Belfry - Mikey befriends two odd new superheroes, Wingnut and Screwloose!

Christmas All Over Again

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This is my favorite time of the year!  There is nothing like getting out my electric blanket, making a cup of hot chocolate and curling up with my kiddos on the couch to watch holiday movies!
Now there is some we watch every single year, Charlie Brown's Christmas special, Eloise at Christmas time, The Flintstones Christmas Carol, Rudolf, Frosty, the year without a Santa Claus and of course A Christmas Story!
Now those are the must watch movies each year, over the past several years we add a few each year.  And I am excited to announce this years first new title
Christmas All Over again

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Sleigh bells will ring year-round when Christmas All Over Again arrives on DVD, On Demand, and Digital HD on December 13 from Lionsgate. Waking up to Christmas every morning may sound like a wonderful life, but what happens when there are no presents to wake up to? Earning the Dove Family Seal of approval, this heartwarming story brings new meaning to holiday cheer. Starring Sean Ryan Fox (TV’s “Henry Danger”), Amber Montana (TV’s “Haunted Hathaways”), Sean Ryan Fox (TV’s “Henry Danger”), Christy Carlson Romano (TV’s “Kim Possible”), and with Joey Lawrence (TV’s “Melissa & Joey”)
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
It’s Christmas Eve, and teen Eddie (Sean Ryan Fox) hopes a sweet new pair of Breezy 3000 sneakers will catch the eye of neighbor girl Cindy (Amber Montana). But the next morning, the tree is empty — and every new day brings another Christmas without presents. To escape from this loop, Eddie turns to a mysterious shoe store owner (Joey Lawrence), who helps him understand that true joy doesn’t come tied up in a bow.
CAST
Sean Ryan Fox                                   TV’s “Henry Danger”
Amber Montana                                   TV’s “Haunted Hathaways”
Armani Jackson                                  The Last Witch Hunter, Cooties
Christy Carlson Romano                     TV’s “Kim Possible” and “Even Stevens”
with Joey Lawrence                             TV’s “Melissa & Joey” and “Blossom”
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
TV’s “Minuscule” Bonus Episodes 

Gift giving CBS style!

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this post
We all have a movie buff in our family or among our friends.  They are that person who seems to be watching a completely different show then us because they pick up on everything!!  In my family it happens to be my brother and I.  One time we were in a very heated debate over a Game of Thrones Episode when my sister walked in.  After 10 minutes she figured out we were talking about a TV show....  It ended with her calling us both idiots and instead of arguing over who John Snow's dad is we started to agree about what a jerk my sister is (JK I do love my little sister.... most days)

But Luke *Brother* and I really do like watching TV shows.  From new series to the more classic series. 
This year for the holiday CBS is releasing several of their classics!


Following the comedy extravaganza is a presentation of Mozart’s famed opera, “The Magic Flute,” on Saturday, December 3 at 12:55 p.m.local time. From the creative force behind Broadway's "The Lion King," Oscar®-winner Julie Taymor, this groundbreaking English-version presentation features awe-inspiring, larger-than-life puppetry and enchanting music, making it the perfect operatic introduction for kids and adults alike. 
 
The Doctor Who Christmas Special has long been a holiday tradition, and now for the second year in a row, Fathom Events and BBC Worldwide are bringing the Doctor back to the big screen for a special two-night event on Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29 at 7 p.m. local time. With an exclusive introduction and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the special, the Doctor will step into the TARDIS and face a thrilling new adventure.
 
Experience the timeless holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” performed by one of the world’s most prestigious ballet companies, the Bolshoi Ballet. Alongside BY Experience and PathĂ© Live, Fathom Events will bring ballet to the big screen on Sunday, December 18 at 12:55 p.m.local time, with a showing of the full-length performance live from the Bolshoi Theatre in 




The Lucy Show: The Complete Series

Description: After the death of her husband, Lucy Carmichael (Lucille Ball) and her friend, the recently divorced Vivian Bagley (Vivian Vance), move into a house together with their children. This classic TV series follows the adventures of Lucy as she grapples with the comic complications of life on her own.

Peanuts Double Feature: Snoopy, Come Home and A Boy Named Charlie Brown

Description: Join Charlie Brown and the rest of the delightful "Peanuts" gang in their smashing debut on the silver screen in the late Charles M. Schulz's first full-length animated features. Charlie Brown must prove he’s got what it takes when he competes in a national spelling bee championship. Plus, a shocking revelation is brought up from Snoopy’s past that leads him on a cross-country road trip. Filled with all the characters and charm that has made "Peanuts" the most popular comic strip in the world.


The Andy Griffith Show: Colorized Christmas Special

Description: Bring the heartwarming joy of Mayberry into your home with The Andy Griffith Show Christmas Special, as broadcast on CBS. Also included are unedited versions of the two episodes contained therein, both colorized and in black and white. In The Christmas Story, local ‘Scrooge’ Ben Weaver manages to have harmless bootlegger Sam Muggins thrown into jail on Christmas, but the good folks of Mayberry have a unique plan of their own. In The Pickle Story, Aunt Bee decides to enter her homemade pickles in the annual county fair contest – only they taste like “kerosene cucumbers!”

Shop for these titles and many more at the CBS STORE

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Ultimate Women's Gift Guide

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Most women love to be pampered.  Okay well I think most women do, all the women in my life do!  I kind of think men like it to, who would turn down a nice relaxing massage or bubble bath?
But for me the pampering goes beyond that, I also like getting lotions, makeup and of course cute handbags!  So with so many companies out there it can be tough to narrow it down.  Well get ready readers, because the Simply Me Blog is about to narrow down that list and present to you the best of the season!

4 Channel 6-Axis Gyro Headless Remote Control Quadcopter FPV RC Drone W/ Wifi Camera For Real Time Video 2 Control Mode

Disclaimer:  I was given this product for free to write my review 

So I want to start off by saying I love the price of this Drone!  My son who is 9 wanted one for his birthday.  I didn't want something to high tech for him, so this one seemed perfect.  It was a bit smaller then I thought it would be.  That wasn't a huge deal it was the lack of instructions that bothered me!  It took us awhile to figure it out and the battery life wasn't all that long.  So we wasted pretty much the entire battery life just trying to get it going.  The drone is lightweight, great for easy lift off....  But makes me worry about how sturdy it is going to be.  As I said it is being flown by a 9year old!
The controls once figured out are easy to use also I like that it has first person view when in flight! 
So I do need to finish this review on a bad note....  After just a few flights it is braking :(  I really wanted to love this Drone, but even with the cheap price it needs to last longer than a week 

The Ultimate Women's Gift Guide

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Most women love to be pampered.  Okay well I think most women do, all the women in my life do!  I kind of think men like it to, who would turn down a nice relaxing massage or bubble bath?
But for me the pampering goes beyond that, I also like getting lotions, makeup and of course cute handbags!  So with so many companies out there it can be tough to narrow it down.  Well get ready readers, because the Simply Me Blog is about to narrow down that list and present to you the best of the season!

Holiday Specs

Disclaimer: I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review 

Christmas is magic.  We all know that, we all know that special feeling you get inside around the holidays.  That warm feeling when you know that you are going to get to spend extra time with your family.  
For me it stopped being about the gifts a long time ago and instead started to be about putting that look of awe on my kiddos face.  For a small period of time each year, the holiday magic and joy is everywhere!! 
Christmas is magic no matter what age you are.  

Last year we purchased Holiday Specs and the magic got even more real in the Miller household!

The "characters" aren't visible to the naked eye, only when you look at lights can you see them.  

Holiday Specs glasses have holographic lenses that are perfect for viewing all Christmas lights. 
Thanks to this special holographic lenses all you have to do is look at holiday lights (With your glasses of course) and tada you will see a fun image!  It can be snowmen, reindeer, Santa, snowflakes and even gingerbread men.  There are more, but these are the ones we were able to try.
It is so much fun seeing Christmas lights become 3D into hallmark Christmas icons.
The 3D Christmas Glasses are perfect for adults and children that love to have fun and can be given away at parties as party favors. If you want to bring a smile to the face of friends and family, give them a pair of  3D glasses and share the fun! 

And this year we were sent several paper Specs.  I love these because they can be handed out at holiday parties
I normally spend cookies to my boys school holiday parties.  I think I may do something really unique and send in these Holiday Specs for the kids to enjoy! 
I have a feeling these Specs are going to be a holiday tradition my family keeps for the years to come!  I pulled ours out for last year last night, and the smile it put on my boys face was truly magical! 


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Season’s Greetings Portal Masters!

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For the past several years Skylanders have made my kiddos Holiday Wish List.  From the games, toys and other stuff (Such as bedding) there isn't a holiday that goes by that at least 1 Skylander item isn't under my tree. 
And this year is no different!  My boys both have several items on their list!  So you can bet this mama is taken advantage of any black friday deals that she can!  Speaking of deals check out the ones being offered on Skylander Products

Skylanders Imaginators is kicking off this holiday season with some amazing Black Friday retail deals and the arrival of the all new, festive Sensei toy, Jingle Bell Chompy Mage. With discounted starter packs and a selection of new toys to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something for all of the Skylanders fans on your list this holiday season.
 
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Black Friday Offers start 11/24:

·         Skylanders Imaginators starter packs at $39.99, available at all major retailers
·         Senseis at $9.99, available at all major retailers
·         Skylanders Imaginators Portal Owners Pack at $25, available at Wal-Mart – the perfect gift idea for the Portal Master who already has portals from previousSkylanders games -- Skylanders® SuperChargers, Skylanders® Trap Team,Skylanders® SWAP Force™ or Skylanders® Giants. 
The Portal Owners Pack will be available exclusively to Wal-Mart shoppers for a limited time during the retailer’s Black Friday event which starts at 6 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving, November 24 (price valid through Friday).
   Items included in the Portal Owners Starter Pack:
      Skylanders® Imaginators Video Game
     1 Imaginite Creation Crystal – Fire Creation Crystal
    
1 Sticker Sheet
   Collection Poster featuring the complete set of Skylanders Imaginators Figures


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 Meet Jingle Bell Chompy Mage (on sale at major retailers on 11/25): Jingle Bell Chompy Mage is a specially designed toy that appears in the game outfitted in a holiday-inspired wardrobe.  He joins the lineup of Sensei Skylanders new to Skylanders Imaginators and is ready to teach the Skylanders some new fighting techniques and a classic Chompy holiday tradition – the White Chompy gift exchange!
 
 
Don’t forget…

          Tune in! Watch Eruptor take to the sky during the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! This marks Eruptor’s third flight above New York City, where he will be flashing his 25-foot smile to thousands of onlookers and fans at home. Be sure to tune in to NBC on November 24th at  9AM (all time zones).
 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Disney Magical World 2 for 3DS

Disclaimer:  I was given products  in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions  are my own.
I am a realistic mom.  My kids watch TV, play video games and eat sugar!!!  We get competitive when playing board games and no at the end of the game everyone is not always a winner.  Well since we spent time together and had fun we are all winners in some way....  But our games do have winners and losers.  I am not cutting down other mamas who do things differently than I do.  I am just stating this is how I am

And if it wasn't for our 3DS's our family would never leave the house.  Car rides are the worst for us.  I get car sick and I am horrible with directions.  So I need the car to be quiet.  My boys tend to fight in the car and kick the back of my seat.  I just can't have this so I started to let them bring their game systems along.  The first car ride was quiet.  Almost to quite I kept turning around to make sure they were both still alive lol  After 3 years though it has become the new norm.  And our once hectic car rides are now a thing of the past.

My boys adore their 3DS's and I am always on the look out for new kid friendly games.
My boys do have a small age difference so it can be tough to find one they both like, but once in awhile I do!!  Such was the case with the all new Disney Magical World 2

Live your dream life in Disney Magical World 2 alongside fan-favorite Disney characters! Adventure with Elsa and Olaf from Disney Frozen, dance with Disney Princesses, soar with Mickey in Magical Dream parades, and more, while snapping photos to share your memories. The magic is in your hands, so use your wand to solve a ghostly mystery along the way!

 Explore six different Disney-themed worlds from classics like Disney Frozen, Disney The Little Mermaid, and Walt Disney Lilo & Stitch. You can harvest a field with Winnie the Pooh, fish with Donald Duck, mine with the Seven Dwarves, explore ghost-filled dungeons for treasures, and more! 
On your journey, you’ll discover the magical town of Castleton, where you’ll live amongst classic Disney characters. Shop with Daisy, Minnie, and others to build and buy hundreds of Disney-themed items. You can customize amazing outfits and even decorate your dream home and CafĂ©.
 Ready to make a memory? Then dance at the Enchanted Ball or throw a CafĂ© Party with your new Disney friends!
 Live the life of your dreams on an adventure in the world of beloved Disney characters 
Discover more than 100 Disney characters! 
Explore 6 connected Disney-themed worlds from classics like Disney Frozen, Disney The Little Mermaid, and Walt Disney Lilo & Stitch
 Snap photos anytime to collect and share memories of your Disney life and adventure! 
Harvest a field with Winnie the Pooh, explore ghost filled dungeons for treasures, fish with Donald Duck, mine with the Seven Dwarves, and more to find materials to create thousands of amazing items! 
Invite Disney Princesses to the Enchanted Ball and dance with them Experience Magical Dreams—special parade-like Disney-inspired events
Customize your look from hundreds of Disney-themed outfits Decorate your dream home and CafĂ© with hundreds of different items and furniture 
Invite Disney friends to be part of your Café Party dance shows Celebrate birthdays and seasonal events with your Disney friends

All this magic is at the tip of your fingers with Disney Magical World 2.  With so much to do it is like having several games in one!  Some of the activities are fun for my 9 year old and others are just the right speed for my 5 year old.

Perfect for all ages (And yes even I have gotten in on the fun!)
To learn more please check my link below:
Disney Magical World 2

Give her the gift of beauty with Simply Chickie!

I was given products in this post for the purpose of promoting.  I was not paid to write this post.
I love clothing!  I have several racks in my room and they are all complete filled.  That isn't counting my dresser and season bins I have filled around the room.  I just love dressing to impress and truthfully clothing does bring me joy!
So it should come as no surprise that when I find a new clothing store I get a bit excited!  And Simply Chickie just happens to be my new obsession.  How could they not be with their organic adult and baby clothing.
So just a little back story the creator of this wonder clothing line is a cancer survivor.  I mention this because that was the driving force in her clothing line.  She started to pay attention to not only what she put in her body, but also what she put on it.
Mostly though she wanted to make clothing she could feel good letting her little girl wear!  As a mom I can so get behind that!  I want to know the material touching my little ones skin is safe.

So how does one go about making organic clothing, you may ask.
Organic farming is a farming system that relies on natural inputs only. No synthetically produced pesticides or fertilizers are used. Beneficial insects are allowed to flourish to keep pest insects in check. Crop rotations with legumes help maintain fertility and soil microbiology. Weeds are controlled with precision tillage and the old fashioned hoe. The successful organic farm requires much more intensive and innovative management.

And the clothing is so cute!  When I was on the site I had such a hard time picking something!!  For adults there is tees, tanks, sweaters and even a dress.
For little ones there is onsies, rompers and a sweet little sweater.


I personally choose to review the long sleeve shirt! 
So you can see it is cute.  Now let me tell you how it feels.  I have this long sleeve shirt in my closet that I have had for years.  It is my favorite because it is worn in and is so soft.  This brand new shirt feels the same way!!  Do you know how many years it took me to get that worn in feeling?  And here is this shirt that arrives with that out of this world comfort.
So yup I am sure you know it moved right up to the front of the closet :)
This though is only one of the items offered on the site.

To see all they have to offer please check out my link below:
Simply Chickie Clothing

SUN-STACHES

I was given products in this post for the purpose of promoting.  I was not paid to write this post
Who says only kids have cool clothing?!!  Just because I am mom doesn't mean I can't be hip anymore.  I hate when I get a hate or something fun and everyone stares at me like I just lost my mind.  
Don't worry though their looks never stop me from wearing what I want.  And I have a feeling after they see my Sun-Staches they to are going to want to jump in the hip adult line

So here is the scoop
LOT of FUN! And both, ADULTS & KIDS can get in on the fun! You may have seen these guys on Shark Tank! They were on Season 6 and got a deal with Daymon Smith.
 Sun-Staches are a new, fun style of eyewear PERFECT for holidays or any occasion and are the answer to all your fashion follies. 
They're also perfect for tailgating, parties, playtime and gag gifts for you and you kids! Sun-Staches are made for adults and kids, too! 
 Their Holiday Sun-Staches will make you the life of this season’s parties! Pokemon Sun-Staches are absolutely PERFECT for playing the game with your friends! 
 They also have Disney, Marvel, DC Comics, Minions, tailgating, holidays and so much more!
 To see many of the awesome Sun-Staches styles, visit: http://sunstaches.com/ 
 Sun-Staches are also available at Target, Spencer’s, Hot Topic, Party City and other national retailers.

Okay so Sun-Staches are just one of those products that have to be seen to be appreciated!  SO without further ado...