Saturday, July 30, 2016

Keep Cool this Summer with MISSION Athletecare EnduraCool Instant Cooling Gear line

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
I am not a fan of summer.  I am always over heated and on top of being over heated myself my kiddos are the same way.  I hate when I am hot and gross feeling and at the same time have to deal with them being hot and gross feeling too.  We are def. a family of whiners :)

Thanks to MISSION athletecare EnduraCool line we can now all stay cool even in this horrible heat!!
With temperatures continuing to rise, many parents may be looking for easy and innovative ways to help their children and families beat the heat this summer. MISSION Athletecare’s EnduraCool towel may be just what they are looking for. When the towel is soaked in water, wrung out and snapped, the instant cooling technology is activated to chill the fabric’s surface temperature by up to 30 degrees. The user can then place the towel around their neck and the fabric will keep them cool, comfortable and dry. The towel comes in a variety of colors and patterns to suit everyone’s taste. It is perfect to put in your child’s camp or sports bag and is fun to use! In addition to the towel, MISSION Athletecare has an entire line of EnduraCool Instant Cooling Gear and Accessories – specifically designed to keep you and your family cool. The line includes a full range of instant cooling Hats, Skull Caps, Headbands, Sleeves and more – all designed to enhance performance and recovery. 

So that all sounds cool (Yes pun intended lol) in writing, but the question is does it work? YES YES IT DOES!!
I was impressed how cool the towel got and how long it stayed cool.  I work in an office and at the same place my hubby works in the warehouse.  It was great for my small AC'ed office area and also for him out in the hot warehouse.  
NO matter what you are using it for it is sure to keep you cool and feeling refreshed :)
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NCircle's July offerings

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  ALl opinions are my own.

We all want our kiddos to watch quality TV.  Yes my boys watch TV there is times when I just need to get stuff done and letting them watch an hour of TV is the best and easiest choice :)
When I do park them in front of the TV though I don't want to be worried about what they are going to be exposed too.  That is why I have a lot of DVD's stuff I already watched and it has my approval.  Don't get me wrong there is several shows on TV I let them watch just because  I already know they are quality shows, but there is always that certain time a day when there is just no good choices on live TV
NCircle entertainment always offers quality shows that I feel safe letting my boys watch.
And there two new releases have both of my boys cheering 

Join junior dinosaur expert Trek Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs into the real world dinobuster edition!  When his friends come over, Trek tells them the story of a haunted house, which turns out to not have host but instead has dinosaurs!  Who ya gonna call?  Dinobusters!!!!!

No nonsense Summer style

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
Summer comes but once a year.... Now its here, now its here..... bringing lots of HEAT, BUGS, HIGH ELECTRIC BILLS FROM MY NON STOP AC AND HORRIBLE EATING HABITS SINCE I DONT WANT TO TURN ON THE OVEN.

Okay so maybe that isn't how the song goes lol, but you know on Game of Thrones how everyone dreads Winter coming, that is how I feel about summer. I hate it I HATE IT!!
Only 2 good things come from summer that is cooking out on the grill and having my boys home with me.  Besides that summer stink.  Thanks to No nonsense's summer styles though at least I can be grumpy in style!
No nonsense has a variety of patterned denim and cotton leggings that can easily match all your favorite tops and accessories to help upgrade your summer look – from playful polka dots to whimsical paisley, and bold brocade to fierce leopard.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Back to School FIVE STAR style

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review all opinions are my own.
This will be Quinn's first year of big kid school.  He is all pumped and can't wait for recess, art class, music and eating in a cafe with all his buddies.
Brandon Jr on the other hand is going to 3rd grade and whenever I bring up school he all but screams "I aint ever going back!! NOT EVER!!"  Yes we have entered that dreaded school is not cool stage :(
This mama isn't liking it!!

The one thing though he is still excited about is the bag to school shopping.  I mean come on who doesn't like getting cool new things?!?!?!
One thing we have to get right each year is the backpack!  I will never forget last year when I tried to give him one with character on it.  I was informed that in 2nd grade only cool backpacks will do...... Umm yeah I carried a I Love Barbie bag until 4th grade the only reason I got rid of it was because my dog chewed it!

Anyway enough about me in my cool days lol.
So this year we are going for "cool", but as mom I also want something durable and functional. That is why I adore the all new Five Star® Expandable Backpack
Carry and manage all your textbooks, notebooks and other school supplies with a Five Star® Big Mouth Backpack
It opens extra wide to make it easier to stuff more in and find what you need quickly.

I mean really I couldn't get over all the stuff we could get inside.  3rd grade is when the start to bring home more then 1 book at a time so we need the extra room!

Not to mention it was such a pain last year trying to get science products and stuff inside his old small bag.  I have a feeling this year we wont have that issue!  These bags are HUGE!  

Here are some of the other great features

Dual zippers for easy open and close. 
Handle on the top to hang backpack in locker. 
Patent-pending main compartment opens wide to quickly and easily find supplies
 Padded front panel provides extra protection for tablets or other digital devices 
Super big main compartment can hold textbooks, binders, notebooks and more 
Interior pockets provide convenient storage for smaller items to keep pens, pencils and more easily accessible 
Side, exterior pocket is perfect for holding a water bottle 
Padded backpack back and straps provide better support when carrying heavy loads. 
Adjustable for comfort Backpack overall dimensions: 13" x 18" x 8"

Okay I know pretty impressive!  It looks cool, gets the job done and will last for years to come!  

Five Star wasn't done yet they also have Five Star Flex® 1" NOTE BINDER and yes you read that right Hybrid.  Think of you favorite old binder and make it even better with features you actually want!

 Flex is a useful product with unique features, providing the flexibility to act like a notebook and work like a binder. The Style cover with a geometric design folds back and the 3 rings keep your papers securely in place. With coated plastic covers and TechLock® rings, Five Star Flex is durable. 

I can't be the only one who had a binder spine snap and loose all my papers!  Do you know how much of pain that was to try and organize all my notes!  Plus the stiff binder never fit into my locker right.  I was always turning them trying to find room for all of them.  This one is flexible.  Never stiff and it moves natural the way you need it too.  The pull tab rings will never pinch you the way those horrible metal ones use too! 
Plus I don't know if you ever seen Five Stars paper (I swear by it) instead of "round" holes theirs are triangle!!  So much harder to tear, our little one never needs to worry about a stray wayward paper again

These are only 2 of the amazing products being offered by Five Star this year.  If you want to be like me and send your kiddos back to school with products they love and products that will last you so need to check out what Five Star is offering!

Brandon Jr may still dread going back to school, but his cool new binder and hip back pack are at least making it a bit better

Going from Stay at home mom to working mom

Disclaimer:  Some products in this post were given to me for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions mentioned are my own.
In 2006 I graduated high school, got a job, quit my job and got engaged.  By November 2007 I had my first baby and have been a stay at home mama for all those years.  In 2010 baby number 2 came along and just made our lives all the better.  Now Quinn is going to school and this mama decided to get a job.  One reason is I would like to be more financial secure and also I would be bored all day home alone with out my boys.  So after lets are crying and getting use to the idea of change I got a job.  Thankfully it is the same place my hubby works.  I went from being a stay at home mom to a working mom.
I wont lie the tradition was hard.  First off my kiddos had to get use to the idea of not having mom around all day.  And the go to my parents and my parent in-laws house during the day.  They do things a lot differently then I do.  It took my boys quite awhile to get use to that.  And we had an incident where one of my boy got hit as a punishment :(  This mama does not believe in hitting so that was a very rough situation  
My best advice for anyone making this change is you are going to hit bumps.  Be prepared to smooth somethings out and for lots of tears.  I cried, my boys cried and my pup is turning into a little terror!  He keeps ripping up pillows when I am gone.  Stay positive and get through it, change is tough on all parties!!!

Okay so now that family life is getting back to normal and we are getting use to these new roles I as a woman had to get use to my new role in life.  Working in an office!!  I moved the stuff on my desk 10 times and keep finding my way via trial and error.  One thing I found to be huge stress reliever is having the right tools at my desk!!   Nothing is worse then having then midday crunch and have your pens or stapler not work right!
That is why I trust places like Shoplet!  They offer top of the office supplies, cleaning supplies, medical supplies and office furniture!  all the things I need to make my day run a little smoother.
Plus all of the stuff they have is affordable and a must have!
I personally was able to review stuff from their sanford line!

Check out the must have items below that have made this stay at home mama to working mama transition a whole lot easier! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

What Time is it?!?!?! La Crosse Technology knows :)

Disclaimer:  I was given the products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review all opinions are my own.
Several years ago McDonalds or BK were giving out Spongebob watches.  I remember in the commercial some annoying kid yelled what time is in and then whipped out his watch like some soft of super hero.  I of courser was young and thought this was great and kept doing it to my dad.  Over and over again.....  Needless to say I finally got put on a time out for being a pain in the butt.
 That being said now as an adult I realize just how important time is.  And yes that sorry above has no real relevance to my post.  I just titled it this post WHAT TIME IS IT and it so reminded me of that Spongebob watch.

I need to be on time.  We have church events, work, sports and appointments almost every single day.  If I over sleep or don't plan right it throws off the whole day.  I need a clock I can count on and La Crosse Technology offers just that!

First off their products are top of the line and do so much more then just tell time.
Such as the Atomic Projection Alarm Clock with IN Temperature Moon Phase and USB Charging

This clock tells me the time, date, day of the week, moon phase and even the temperature.  Not only that but it also projects the time onto my ceiling or wall depending on how I have it tilted and I can charge my phone in the back using the ubs plug in!

Be honest how many of you are giving you old fashion alarm clock the stink eye right now!
Wait it gets better.  I can choose just how bright I want the front of the clock, I can have it high low or off.  Meaning the light never keeps me awake.  Also it comes in color so it isn't just dull boring numbers on the front.
 And since I can choose where to project the time I never have to roll over in the dead of night trying to find the front of my clock to see what time it is.  I can even rotate the time just in case I want it displayed at a certain angle.
And because of some cool technology.  That this simple lady is not going to try and explain I only need to set it once!  If ever I loose power there is a single that will reset it to the proper time.  And it will also set it self during daylight saving times.

Yes this clock/alarm really is this cool!  I truly don't think I can ever go back to my old outdated alarm clock after using this one for just a few days :)

ANd this is just one of the many items that they offer

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Chuck E. Cheese’s and Payless great must have deals!

Disclaimer:  I was provide coupons to promote this deal.
My family is getting ready to hit the stores and start our back to school shopping.  Anyone can tell you this time can get stressful and expensive.  But don't get to upset!  Chuck E Cheese and Payless are here to help you save and unwind!

From July 17 until September 6, all Chuck E. Cheese’s customers will receive $10 off a $30 purchase at Payless and likewise, all Payless customers will receive two coupons for Chuck E. Cheese’s.

I don't know about you, but this mama is always looking for ways to save!!!

Endless Summer Play

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own. 

We so lost pwoer yesterday for a wicked storm that moved through my area!  The boys were bummed and so was I!  No AC and we were all stuck inside from the store.  To prevent boredom and me from going crazy I busted out some new toys that we have not yet played with!  All I have to say is you would have never guessed we were STUCK inside with all the fun that they had!  Today it is nice and I had to force them out the door, they wanted to stay inside and play with there new toys!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

My 5 year old is addicted..... TO PAW PATROL!

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
For Christmas this year I desperately tracked down all of the little Paw Patrol guys.  I made sure someone got Quinn the big Paw Patroller and I double checked (Okay I quadrupedal checked) that my brother got him the look out.  The reason is my Quinn ADORES Paw Patrol.  We can't go anywhere without with out his fluffy blanket and stuff Chase toy.  If it was up to him he would wear the same Paw Patrol shirt over and over again and he likes to pretend him and Loki are part of the Paw Patrol team.
It is a sweet show that promotes working together as a team and getting along.  I also promotes doing your best and helping others.  For me it teaches values I want my son to know.  So if he is going to fall in love with a show I am so okay with it being Paw Patrol! 
I am sure you know when I was asked to review the all new dvd Sports Day!  I couldn't say yes fast enough

The PAW Patrol pups know how to mix fun and responsibility in this new DVD, PAW Patrol: Sports Day!available on August 2! Everyone's favorite rescue pups are back in action in six exciting, sports-themed adventures and rescues. This DVD contains many adventures, including Ryder and Marshall forming a basketball team to help Mayor Goodway, Everest snowboarding to make a daring rescue and the Pups using their brand-new Air Patroller to find friends in need. There's no denying the Pups know how to be brave and have fun! Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, PAW Patrol: Sports Day! joins the rest of the PAW Patrol releases as the hottest preschool TV DVD franchise on the market, and will be available on DVD August 2 
PAW Patrol: Sports Day! includes the following episodes:
  • Pups Save a Basketball Game - Mayor Goodway needs a basketball team, so she calls Ryder and the PAW Patrol for help. The pups become the Adventure Bay All-Stars and they'll need everyone, including a reluctant Marshall, to pitch in and help win one for Adventure Bay.
  • Pup-Fu! - The PAW Patrol and the mischievous kittens from Mayor Humdinger's Kit-tastrophe Crew are both competing for their martial arts belts when they come across an ancient scroll that holds all the secrets. Mayor Humdinger steals the scroll and the PAW Patrol is called upon to find and return it back to Sensei Yumi.
  • Pups Save the Mayor's Race - It's the annual Mayor's Race and Mayor Goodway is determined to beat the cheating and devious Mayor Humdinger. Mayoral contestants need to row a boat, swim and run a foot race to the finish line. The pups need to help Mayor Goodway train for the race and clean up Mayor Humdingers' disasters.
  • Pups Save a Snowboard Competition - Jake and Everest are excited for the big Snowboard Competition, until they look outside and see the course is completely buried under a blanket of snow. The rescue pups help clear the course and rescue the Kit-tastrophe crew kittens who veer off-course and fall off a cliff. Everest uses her grappling hook to lower Ryder down the edge of the cliff and her snowboard jet pulls them back up to safety.
  • Pups Save the Soccer Game - When Mayor Humdinger challenges the Adventure Bay team to a soccer match, Ryder and the PAW Patrol are called in to play. The PAW Patrolplayers start strong but a series of mysterious mishaps jeopardize their team's victory. The pups must work as a team to overcome some dirty tricks by Mayor Humdinger and pull out a win.
  • Pups Take it to the Sky - The PAW Patrol takes to the sky in their all new Air Patroller airplane!  When an active volcano spews out hot lava and scatters a frightened monkey family, it's up to the PAW Patrol to gather them all and bring them back to safety.
PAW Patrol: Sports Day! Fast Facts:
Street Date: August 2, 2016
DVD Running Time: 92 minutes
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French and Spanish Dolby Stereo

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

It is not fun being Sick #SickJustGotReal

The Pfizer Pediatric Platform products and information have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.”

Through trial and error my kiddos and I have found a way to stay out of the line of germs... most of the time!  My boys still get sick and I am sure any mom out there knows that when your kiddos are sick you are stuck indoors and not getting much sleep.
When my boys are sick I am lucky to get 2 hours of uninterrupted sleep.  I have no way to make them better, but at least I can make them comfortable and make their symptoms not as bad.
And thanks to Pfizer Pediatric we are covered!!

Pfizer Pediatric wants to help you get prepared for the fevers, coughs, and colds coming your way this season, and Target has all of the Pfizer Pediatric products you need to fight against the “ick’s” and “ew’s” that bring your kids down. 

Time to look the sick monster and the I and face him head on!! There are solutions to help tackle even the ickiest of symptoms.

Information about Pfizer Pediatric Platform products available at Target:

Ease those aches and pains, while reducing a child’s fever fast with Children’s Advil®, a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.

Formulated just for kids, Children's Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack (Children’s Robitussin® Cough & Chest Congestion and Children’s Robitussin® Nighttime Cough) non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need.

All in a great tasting grape flavor, Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough tackles a child’s most bothersome stuffy and runny noses, all while working to relieve cough.

*It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric Platform products and to use as directed

I am a mom.  And I get that it may be stressful to wake up and clean up after a sick child our biggest stressor is seeing them sick and feeling helpless to help them.  I lost sleep when my boys were sick because I couldn't quit worrying about them.  I am so that mom who is always at the doctors for every little ailment.  I cried over "Bad" colds and have made 3am trips to the store to get medicine.  We can make them better, but we can make them feel a little better.  We can treat the symptoms that make them feel icky.
Pfizer Pediatric is here to help!
To learn more please see my links below:
Sick Just Got Real

GERMS BE GONE!!! Thank you Purell #passthePURELL

Disclaimer:  i was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own

Last year I was sent a bunch of Purell products for review.  I loaded up both of my boys back pack and off to school I sent them.  I told them to use them before and after lunch, if they are going to blow their noses... ect.
It was the first time since Kindergarten that we were not sick every single week!!  

I get sinus infections at least 60% of the time I get colds.  Do you know how awesome it was to only get one sinus infection last year!!!  So I guess you know this mama is swearing by Purell products :)

PURELL kills 99.99% of germs that make us sick.  They are used by top leading hospitals.  (I know whenever I take my boys to the doctor the first thing he does is come into our room and use the Purell bottle hanging near the door.)  They are clinically proven to be effective in maintaining skin health.  And they are enhanced with emollients for a skin friendly formula that is gentle on hands.
PURELL offers, both wipes and hand sanitize.

  In both at home and travel friendly sizes.  
Because you know germs don't take a break!  They are everywhere.
Thiback-to-school season they are offering JELLY WRAP carriers. 

To learn more about Purell and see all their great products check out my link below:

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Shark® 2-in-1 Blast & Scrub Steam Pocket® Mop

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
My Loki was born in October of 2015.  This is his first summer and if I thought he was naughty indoors that has nothing on the way he acts outside!!  We got him a baby pool and since he is part lab you can bet he is in that water EVERY single day.  But he can't just cool off his paws he of course has to lay in it, roll in it and then jump out and roll in the dirt.  I mean come on lol

Which is fun he is a pup and as a life time dog owner I know they like to be messy.  The thing with Loki is he doesn't wait outside like my previous pups for me to wipe him off and get him ready to come back indoors.  The second he sees my door open he makes a v line for it and runs into the house.
Leaving mud and chaos is his wake.

My poor floors :(

It is okay though thanks to my love of Shark products I can more then handle the mess.  Now I already own several Shark products and I am excited to add the Shark 2 in 1 Blast and Scrub Steam Pocket Mop

Okay I so can resist...
LOOK Its a mop, its a steamer NO ITS BOTH!!  (Yes I so watched Superman this weekend)

So let me tell you more.
Forget about the mop and bucket or getting on your hands and knees to scrub floors. Use the Shark® 2-in-1 Blast & Scrub Steam Pocket® Mop to deep clean and sanitize* your sealed wood and hard floors. It also converts to a handheld steamer to tackle all of your above-floor messes. 

The Shark® 2-in-1 Blast & Scrub Steam Pocket® Mop is convenient, fast, and powerful. Its 3-setting Electronic Intelligent Steam Control provides full control for the right amount of steam needed, providing sanitization* on hard floors with no chemical residue. Use Lo for general dusting and Hi for more thorough cleaning. When using the handheld steamer the unit will automatically set itself in the ACCESSORY setting. And when you encounter a tough, stuck-on mess, push the Engage Scrubber/Head Release Button to release the mop head and feel the Blast & Scrub Technology delivering high-pressure concentrated steam combined with the onboard scrubber to clean stubborn stains. 
This is great for all my messes!!  Sometimes the boys spill stuff and don't tell me until the next day.  By then it is dry and so hard to get up.  Just a once over with the Shark 2 in 1 and tada is is so gone!

When you need to take care of above-floor messes, the Shark® 2-in-1 Blast & Scrub Steam Pocket® Mop converts to a versatile handheld steamer. Shark’s newest set of versatile above-floor accessories are designed for cleaning a variety of surfaces and emit a powerful flow of steam that aids in breaking down tough, stuck-on stains. The super-absorbent microfiber pads loosen, lift, and lock in dirt and grime. And while they’re tough on dirt, they’re gentle on your surfaces. 
Because you know Loki's rein of terror isn't over until he flops around on the couch a little bit!  I can even use the steamer there and loosen up some of that caked on dirt!!

The cleaning pad features the patented Shark® Steam Pocket® design, which includes 2 distinct sides for twice the cleaning in just one pad. Just flip the mop head over to experience both sides of the pad. The pad’s multi-layered, microfiber construction effectively lifts and removes dirt while sanitizing* your hard floors. The Shark® Pocket cleaning pad is also easy to remove and wash.

* Sanitize with Rectangle Mop Head only, not in Blast & Scrub Mode and not with above-floor accessories. Not for use on unsealed floors. See Owner’s Guide for instructions. 

  • Transforms into a powerful scrubber with concentrated Blast & Scrub Technology
  • 3-setting Electronic Intelligent Steam Control® provides the right amount of steam for dusting, mopping, or scrubbing while sanitizing* your floors
  • Converts into a handheld steamer for above-floor cleaning
  • Dual-sided Steam Pocket® cleaning pads clean twice the amount of surface with just one pad
  • Easy-fill extra-large water tank for long run time
  • Lightweight and durable construction with swivel steering for enhanced maneuverability

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Best Choice Products 3pc Rattan Patio Bistro Set Hand Woven Furniture

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review
We have a lot of cook outs in the summer.  I feel like I am always having family over.  For those times we need our big take up the whole yard table.  Which is great for me a table full of loved ones laughing and enjoying each others company is like a small slice of Heaven.

Here is the thing though, my hubby and I get up at 5:20am for work.  We get the boys up at about 6:10ish.
We normally eat a small breakfast together before we get them up and since it is warm outside even in the morning where I live we like to eat outside on the patio.

That big table that most of the time I love is now to big!  And it takes away the intimacy of eating a small quick meal with my hubby.
That is why I love my new 2 chair rattan bistro set!
It is small enough that my hubby and I can have a cozy meal together.
But big enough that we can fit our plates and even the morning paper (And Loki's tennis ball, breakfast isn't complete unless we play fetch with him :)!!)

Best Choice Products presents this brand new 3 Piece Outdoor Bistro Set. Create the perfect bistro area for your patio and small balcony today. Constructed from PE resin wicker and a powder-coated aluminum frame, this durable outdoor set is weather, UV, and fade resistant. 

It includes a round table and 2 chairs (250 lbs. capacity each) with woven diamond patterns for an eye-catching design. All 3 space-saving pieces smoothly fold for easy storage and portability. Ready right out of the box.

SPECIFICATIONS: 2 chair Dimensions :23"(L) x 20.25"(W) x 28"(H);Seat to Floor Height: 17"; Backrest: 20"(L) x 9"(W);Table: 26"(dia) x 1.5"(tabletop thickness) x 29"(H);Chair Weight:8.45 lbs (each);Table Weight:12.95 lbs;Chair Weight Limit:200 lbs;Material: PE Resin Wicker; Frame Material: Powder-coated aluminum;Wicker Color: Espresso (Brown);No assembly required
Amazon Link

Saturday, July 2, 2016

London Has Fallen

Disclaimer:  I was given a review copy of the DVD mentioned in this post.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All options are my own.
Gerard Butler....  Yes I am one of those people that see a movie coming out with my favorite actor and just have to see it!  Sometimes the movie is a complete flop, but hey at least I got to see my favorite actor in action.  Other times though the movie is a hit!!  And not just a ehhh that was a good movie, more along the lines of telling everyone I know YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE IT IS SO FREAKING AWESOME AND YOU LIFE WONT BE COMPLETE UNTIL YOU DO!

Such was the case when Olympus Has Fallen first came out.  I remember I watched it alone on a Friday night and by Sunday I already have 10 other people watching it.  It was action packed, thrilling and had so many twists and plot turns that I never seen them coming.  It was Butler at his best.
To me though that was it.  I mean what could you do after that ending that would make the series better.

Oh how wrong I was because London Has Fallen is just as action packed, thrilling and post twisting as the first.  And again Butler wows me with his amazing skills!

In London Has Fallen, the stellar cast of Gerard Butler (300), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black), Sean O’Bryan (Vantage Point), and Morgan Freeman (Lucy) reprises their original roles from Olympus Has Fallen, joined by Alon Moni Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow), and Waleed F. Zuaiter (Homeland). Babak Najafi directs London Has Fallen.

When the British Prime Minster dies unexpectedly, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) knows it is his duty to prep with Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs (Angela Bassett) for them to accompany U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) to the state funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. With every powerful world leader set to attend, the funeral should be the most protected event on Earth. Yet within moments of arriving, heads of government are assassinated and Londonlandmarks are attacked. Asher, Banning, and Jacobs are ambushed and retreat amidst a hail of gunfire and explosives. The devastated British capital goes into lockdown. Banning will stop at nothing to secure Asher’s safe return home. Back at the White House, Vice President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) races against time brainstorming with top advisors in the Situation Room to get those trapped in London a lifeline of support and a way out. Outnumbered and outgunned, Banning reaches out for help to an English MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Failure is not an option as they attempt to stop the criminals from carrying out the final phase of their revenge plan.
  • The Making of London Has Fallen – An inside look at the massive undertaking of shooting such a large-scale film inLondon. Featuring interviews with cast and crew, this piece shows the unique challenges encountered on-set, director Babak Najafi’s process, and the cast’s inspiration for their characterizations.
  •             Guns, Knives & Explosives – Delve deeper into Gerard Butler’s iconic character of Mike Banning, and the extensive training and preparation the actor needed to play a Secret Service agent.       

The film will be available on Blu-ray with DIGITAL HD and UltraViolet and DVD.
  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

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Summer time for pets

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own,
I went to the beach last week and it was horrible!!  I spent the entire time missing my pups and wanting to be home with them.
We ended up leaving a day early and the 5 hour ride home was the worst!!  I honest to God checked the clock every 10 minutes :(
When I finally got home there was lots of crying from both my pups and I! 

I am a mama though and taking my boys on trips is part of being a mom.  When I know we have a trip coming up I spurge on my pups and get them lots of fun and yummy stuff for when I am gone (My puppy sitter AKA my brother thinks I spoil them)

If you are like me and want to get your pups/pets something special for when you are trips check out the items below:

For those walks the sitter has to take them you want the piece of mind knowing your pup wont break off the leash!  That is why you need a durable leach like the Kathy Ireland 4 foot green chevron leash
And did someone say play time check out all the fun toys below that are sure to keep pups and the sitter entertained for hours!!

I get that I have to spend time away during the summer, at least with these great products I get some peace of mind that my pups aren't missing me too much!!!  

Friday, July 1, 2016

2016 Random Holiday gift guide

Welcome to the Random portion of my Holiday Gift guide!  Here you will find the best kids gifts of 2016!  

A little explanation on how it works.  
Below you will see photos representing the company.  If you click the companies name under the photo, it will take you to their website.  If you click the area that says Click here to read my post, it will take you to my post.
Enjoy!  And happy shopping everyone.
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2016 Men's Holiday gift guide

Welcome to the Men's portion of my Holiday Gift guide!  Here you will find the best kids gifts of 2016!  

A little explanation on how it works.  
Below you will see photos representing the company.  If you click the companies name under the photo, it will take you to their website.  If you click the area that says Click here to read my post, it will take you to my post.
Enjoy!  And happy shopping everyone.
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2016 Kids Gift guide

Welcome to the Kids's portion of my Holiday Gift guide!  Here you will find the best kids gifts of 2016!  

A little explanation on how it works.  
Below you will see photos representing the company.  If you click the companies name under the photo, it will take you to their website.  If you click the area that says Click here to read my post, it will take you to my post.
Enjoy!  And happy shopping everyone.
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