Thursday, December 29, 2016

150 Times Movies by Susan Granger

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

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

I was given products in this post to test and give my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.
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

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.
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!

 
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AwesomeBox

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.
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 💕

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hershey’s Share Your Merry Kissmas Sweepstakes

Disclaimer:  I was sending products as compensation for promoting the sweepstakes.  I was not paid to make this post!
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

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