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!

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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 Pathé 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

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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

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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 Café.
 Ready to make a memory? Then dance at the Enchanted Ball or throw a Café 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 Café 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!

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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

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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...



Treat that special mom to a gift she will love YooToo Bra

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Right after I had my boys I was so uncomfortable in my own body! Not to mention that my clothing decided to be turn coats and betray!  Well okay maybe they didn't decided to stop fitting and squeeze me in places they didn't before, but it sure felt that way lol
My undergarments were the worst.  They just didn't sit right and they were not at all convenient for my new mama body.
I wish I would have a YooToo Bra during those early months.  
It would have been great to have a bra designed for my changed body.  A bra that made breast feeding easy and a bra that was comfortable and stylish!!
YOOTOO Comfort, Style & Fit for Moms - Because you matter, too. Yootoo… because pregnancy and motherhood isn’t just about your baby, it's about “you too.” 

 UGrow technology was perfect for the number one problem in nursing bras that moms face: finding a comfortable fit. Designed with you in mind using premium materials for maximum comfort. All pregnant and nursing moms deserve comfortable, stylish, great fitting clothes too. 
They are made of quality material that moves naturally with your body.
Plus they come in several colors!  Making sure to meet all your fashion needs.  The design is perfect for nursing mothers.  Since you can just unclip the front you no longer need to take off the entire strap!
To learn more please see my link below:
YouToo Bra

Fuzzy Flyers a cute Gift for little ones

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Put down your screens and let Fuzzy Flyers provide the entertainment with hilarious phrases, challenging games, and social interaction!
Lets face it parents we live in a world of technology.  Now technology has millions of pros, but it also comes with several cons.  I know as a mom or two tech loving little boys it can be tough to get them to put down their games sometimes and do something physical.  Thankfully their social skills have not yet suffered, but I do know when friends come over they always just try to plop down in front of a TV to play a game.
I wish playing outside was their first choice, sadly I feel like I am always forcing them to go outdoors.

Over the years I have learned that having fun outdoor stuff is always a plus to get them more willingly to go outside.  We have a trampoline, a swim set, club house, bikes and so much more!  And we just added a Fuzzy Flyer.....
What is a Fuzzy Flyer you may ask!?
Well it is Smart reactions to your actions... Intelligent sensors inside the lovable characters recognize movement, and the toys respond with silly sayings!
Right now there is Coco the dog and Chirpie the bird!  Each with their own games

Dance Party • Do the Coco dance! Keep the song playing by doing the right dance moves as Coco barks them out. See if you can keep up in fast mode. Coco's Games
 Bark Attack • Roll Coco into a room with your target. When it stops moving, Coco spews loud, annoying barks until it's picked up!

Egg Toss • Throw Chirpie to your teammate and catch it softly so you don't "break its egg". Every time you catch Chirpie without it breaking, take a step back.  
 Sky Bird • Keep Chirpie in the air to cool it down. If Chirpie gets "too hot", you lose. Careful, it will "heat up" quickly in your hands. Pass levels of increasing difficultly, and go for the high score!

NO matter which Fuzzy Flyer you are playing with you are sure to have lots of fun.  Not to mention it gets little ones up and moving!
Fuzzy Flyers

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

BestChoiceproducts Best Choice Products Wooden Outback Cabin Dog House Pet Shelter

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All my pups are indoor pups.  To me they are family and I would never think of letting them live outside.  Sometimes though they do need to be outdoors.  To go bathroom, to play, when I mop the floors or in the summer sometimes they just lay on the porch with me.  It is never a long period of time, but this year I am having Thanksgiving at my house and even though I am super excited to have my family and friends over I know I need to put my pups outside when everyone eats.  They tend to beg for food and when begging doesn't work they just take it.
I am a fatty so having some food stolen from my hand never bothered me, but not everyone loves my pups and I can see it causing some issues.
Now I already have 2 dog houses outside, for the most part my dogs just like to run around them or sit on top of them as they play.  Loki is an instigator and will jump on-top of the house after he made on of my other pups mad.  The thing about the two house I have now is they are big and my little Emma who is older gets tired of Rufus and Loki's constant play.  Which is why I have been looking for a house just for her.
So on days like Thanksgiving when they need to spend more time outdoors then I like, she will have a place to curl up without having to worry about the other 2 getting on her nerves
That is why I got her the

As you can see it is made for a smaller dog, the opening is small and the inside doesn't have much room.  Which is perfect on cold days it will be really cozy for Emma.  I like that it is up off the ground, this way I don't need to worry about water running into the house when it is raining.  Also I like that the roof lifts up on hinges.  
Even though the house is for Emma I have a feeling Loki is going to attempt to get in. So once he is stuck I have an easy way to get him back out!   This is also nice if I need to clean it out or put some type of bedding inside.
It was easy to put together, it did take two of us, but only because my hubby needed me to hold stuff up for him when he put the screws into place.  Everything is predrilled so it took the guess work out of where the screws go
The material is top quality and I can see this house lasting my pups a very long time.
The roof is made with real asphalt so it will stand up against the elements. 

Lets Travel! Put on those snow boots and grab your favorite travel essentials it is time to hit the road

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November 22 is my little guys 6th birthday!  Now I adore both of my boys, I love them equally so I am in no way cutting down my oldest when I say this........ BUT the kid wants everything my 9 year asks for something every single day!  My youngest on the other hand when I asks him what he wants he normally says nothing, or he will ask me to make some popcorn and have a movie marathon with him.  He even lets me pick the movie!  I love both my boys, but my youngest is a sweetheart.
That is why for his birthday I may have went a little overboard.  I am taking the family to Great Wolf Lodge!!  (Please note we took my oldest to see WWE live, he had an awesome bday too!!)

The 22nd is Tuesday and guess what folks.... IT IS SUPPOSE TO SNOW MONDAY!  My luck of course lol.  It is fine though I am not afraid to drive in the snow, but it does put a bit of a downer on the trip.  I may not mind driving in the snow, but I am in no way looking forward to it

So I have a feeling after 1 hour and 40 minutes (Which will now be longer because of the snow) of driving in bad weather I am going to need some pampering time on our little trip.
Which is why I am super excited to tell you about all the travel sized products I was recently sent

Youthful Brows: Ensure suppleness and shine to your brows no matter your location with neuBROW brow enhancing serum. It contains sweet almond protein which creates a protective layer, bringing softness and brilliance to the brow line. (at skinresearchlabs.com or Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s)
Must-Have, Mineral-Rich Mud: A holiday is a good opportunity to try out a new beauty look, but that means some hardworking skincare to ensure your complexion is up to par. The fango ESSENZIALI Wow Me Set, will allow you to treat any skin concern with this collection of masks created to moisturize, purify, calm and energize. (At Macy’s and Macys.com)


In-Flight Hair Repair: Look after your hair the gentle way, with The Mane Choice Ancient Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote Split-End Treatment Serum. This two ounce serum passes airline size requirements and will last for the full holiday. It contains some of the most rare and robust natural oils such as Kalahari Oil, Oleaster Oil, Mongongo Oil, and Baobab Oil to strengthen, repair and add remarkable shine! (At TheManeChoice.com)


On-the-Go Hydration: the jane iredale Hydration Spray Minis not only refresh and protect skin, but are also perfect for on-the-go touch-ups and pick-me-ups – much needed for long flights. (Sold separately at janeiredale.com)


So watch out Snow because nothing is keeping me from my night of pampering!  Well of course when I say night I mean hour, I don't see the boys letting me spend the whole night in our room!

Educational Insights and LEARNING RESOURCES Holiday offerings

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.
There are all kinds of toys out there.  Toys that make a mess, toys that take forever to build, toys that make our kiddos learn as they play, toys that promote imaginations, toys that can be played alone, toys that be played with together....  Big toys, small toys, square toys, round toys and the list goes on and on.
As a mom though my favorite toys are the ones that teach my kiddos as they learn, are fun and also promote my boys to use their imagination.
Educational Insights and LEARNING RESOURCES always meets the mark when it comes to those 3 things!  I am proud to tell you about 3 of the many toys they are offering this holiday season


GeoSafari Jr. My First Telescope Discover amazing, up-close lunar exploration with GeoSafari® Jr. My First Telescope! Little ones can explore the moon with this focus-free telescope, built specifically for little hands and growing minds. Perfect for STEM learning. The 10x magnification provides fantastic views of the moon, while keeping the field of vision wide, which is essential for young children’s understanding of magnified views.  


Primary Science™ Shining Stars Projector It’s a galaxy of stars in the palm of your hand! Young astronomers can explore early space science by beaming images of space onto any surface for a close-up view of stars, planets, and more! Just place the discs into the slot for quick and easy viewing. Features an easy-carry handle, automatic shut-off to conserve battery life, and a stand for projector mode. Includes 3 discs, with 8 images on each (24 images total). Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. Projector in stand measures 7"H.

And last but not least, they also have items for the older kiddos in your life
Nancy B's Science Club® Way to Grow™ Hydroponics Kit & Gardening Diary


Grow plants—without dirt! Sprout seeds, put them in the seed baskets, place seed baskets in the water-filled flasks, and watch your plants climb the trellis as they grow! The Gardening Diary includes hydroponics experiments and history, including information about the Aztecs’ amazing floating gardens!

They’re Learning!

Stimulates an interest in biology and botany
Offers opportunity for natural discoveries
Journaling activities encourage creativity


This easy-start hydroponics kit helps kids learn about plant life cycles and growth, and is complete with fun, engaging journal activities
Includes 2 seed baskets; 2 flasks with thermometers; and 2 trellises with rulers
22-Page activity journal
These are just 3 of the many items offered by Educational Insights and LEARNING RESOURCES!  To see all they have to offer check out my link below:
https://www.learningresources.com/

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

PBS Distribution AND Public Media Distribution Complete Series Box Sets Perfect for everyone on your Holiday shopping list

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of promoting them  I was not paid to write this post
I remember several year ago my hubby and I were in Barnes and Nobels,  I for the life of me couldn't find a new book series I wanted to start.
It is okay that happens to me a lot, getting in book ruts are kind of my thing.  No need to worry though whenever it happens I always get check out the movie section and start a new TV series.  I picked up several and after process of elimination decided on Downton Abbey I heard some pretty good things about them.  So home I went planning to watch an episode or two..... Several hours later I had pulled an all nighter and watched the entire season!  Before I went to bed I stuck in a rush order for season 2 and 3 (The only seasons out at that time)  and left my mom & dad a voicemail telling them I had a new show for them!  It is safe to say it was love at first view for me and Downton, but Downton just happened to be a gateway show.  I found myself watching all of PBS's series and even their mini events! Death comes to Pemberle was one of my favorites :)
PBS has great shows and something forever one, that is why it comes as no surprise to me that this holiday season they are offering some pretty epic gifts


MASTERPIECE: MR SELFRIDGE THE COMPLETE SERIES 

Created by Emmy® Award-winning writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones’ Diary), Mr. Selfridge brings to life the story of American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, the colorful and visionary founder of Selfridges, London’s lavish department store. Pioneering, reckless, and with an abundance of charm, Harry Selfridge created a theater of retail for early 1900s Londoners, where the latest topics or trends were showcased and traditions were challenged. 



“MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: INSPECTOR LEWIS THE COMPLETE SERIES”


 Inspired by the Inspector Morse novels by Colin Dexter, comes the long-running series Inspector Lewis. Inspector Robert Lewis (Kevin Whately) steps out of the shadow of his mentor, the inimitable Inspector Morse, in this highly-acclaimed series of intricate mysteries. Together with his brooding, inscrutable partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway (Laurence Fox), they take on the elite criminal underworld of Oxford, England, relying on Lewis’ instinct and Hathaway’s intellect to see past appearances and into the hearts of their upper-crust foes. All eight seasons of Oxford’s favorite detectives, Lewis and Hathaway are included in this complete series box set. 

 WILD KRATTS: A CREATURE CHRISTMAS


 In this special fun-filled holiday movie, the Wild Kratts crew is resting and relaxing as they get ready for the Wild Kratts Christmas party after a busy year filled with amazing creature adventures! It’s too bad their arch villains Donita Donata, Gaston Gourmand, and Zach Varmitech are about to spoil the fun. The sound of jingle bells is replaced by alarm bells as the team discovers that Donita, Gaston, and Zach are capturing baby animals from around the globe. With Christmas fast approaching, can Martin and Chris rescue their baby animal friends and return them to their homes in time for the holidays? 

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: DANIEL’S WINTER WONDERLAND


 This new DVD features four stories including “A Snowy Day,” “Daniel’s Winter Adventure,” “Neighborhood Nutcracker,” and “Baking Mistakes.” In the stories “Daniel’s Winter Adventure” and “Neighborhood Nutcracker,” Daniel discovers that when sledding, ice skating, or learning a dance for “The Nutcracker” ballet, “if something seems hard to do, try it a little bit at a time!” In addition to these grr-ific stories, kids can watch Daniel and Miss Elaina play snow astronauts in “A Snowy Day,” and Daniel and Prince Wednesday make cookies with Baker Aker in “Baking Mistakes.” 



DOWNTON ABBEY: THE COMPLETE LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET “DOWNTON ABBEY: THE COMPLETE LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET”


 is the perfect gift for Downton Abbey fans. All six seasons – 52 episodes – of the Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG® Award- winning program are offered. The set contains 13 hours of bonus content including 5 all new hours as well as exclusive collectible keepsakes that lovers of the series will cherish forever. This is the ultimate Downton Abbey box set and a must-have for every fan! 

The Beautiful Gold Keepsake Box Contains: 
 Working Downton Abbey pull-bell (the famous bells from the Downton Abbey open!) ready to hang on the wall or stand on a shelf. 
 Collectible set of six elegant cork-based coasters featuring the official Downton Abbey crest.
 The Costumes of Downton Abbey, an exclusive photo-filled booklet featuring a forward from executive producer Gareth Neame.
 Collectible hardcover book with 22 discs featuring all 52 episodes including each season finale Christmas special, video extras from each season, full color photography and favorite quotes from iconic characters. 


 AND BEING OFFERED BY
Public Media Distribution

Kate & Mim-Mim: A Christmas Wish

In the extended adventure “A Christmas Wish,” Kate and Mim-Mim with their friends in the fantasy world of Mimiloo use Tack’s letter launcher to send their Christmas wishes to Santa! When the letter launcher malfunctions, can Kate and Mim-Mim save Christmas?

In addition to this Christmas adventure, this DVD features two additional tales in which Kate and Mim-Mim go snow bowling, get stuck inside an ice cave, and try to find their friend Chilly in order to prevent the Winter Waterfalls from melting! These two stories are called “Snow Bowling” and “Chilly the Snowman.”

“Roald Dahl’s The BFG”

This DVD includes the digitally restored version of this classic animated film along with two special features – a Never-before-seen Roald Dahl Documentary and Before/After Restoration Video. The documentary features an interview with Roald Dahl in which he talks about several of the well-known books he has written including “The BFG,” “The Witches,” and “Matilda.”

If you’re not familiar with “The BFG” book or this film, Sophie, an orphan, is snatched from her bed by an awesome giant who whisks her away on a magical, thrilling, and funny adventure. Unlike scary giants such as the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, and the Bonecruncher, the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is a good giant who blows sweet dreams into the bedroom windows of children as they slumber. When Sophie learns that a monstrous crew of meanies is off to England to gobble up innocent boys and girls, she sets out to stop them once and for all, with the help of her new, rather large friend.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Pup-Peroni's exclusive Tail-Gate Treats #woofyeah

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.
Coming to the Miller household on a Sunday is risky!  If someones favorite team is losing you just never know what kind of insults are going be flying around!  The thing is my hubby makes some pretty amazing game day food and people seem to think the food is worth putting up with his poor loser temper!  
He makes wings, hotdog wraps, chili, bbq and this pretty awesome buffalo chicken dip.  He gets all kinds of chips, soda and even goes as far as to set it all up!
And he doesn't just do this for the people that come over, he dresses up my dog too!!  Now dear readers I am a Colts fan!  So you can imagine just how mad I get every Sunday when I come home from Church to find my baby wearing a Dallas jersey
Loki seems happy though to be part of the fun so I let it go!  Sadly though for Loki table food is a very rare thing for him.   So he doesn't get to enjoy  my hubby's cooking, that is okay though because thanks to Pup-Peroni's treats he can tailgate with all his human friends!
If you pups hangs out with you on game you so need to check out these treats for yourself....  Well okay for your fuzzy buddy, not for you