Tuesday, May 29, 2018

BIZ helping me to hide Life's dirty little secrets

I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
I have two little boys, ages 7 and 10.  My little boys play baseball, football, soccer and basketball.  

Now these are the sports they play for school, at home they're also convinced they are professional mud wrestlers and advent tree climbers.  Sticks and dirt are their tools of choice, and grass must be rolled around on.  Puddles cannot go unjumped in and if we are eating half the bottle of ketchup must be dumped on our food.

Needless to say their clothing is the thing of nightmares.

2 weekends ago I took Quinn to Gymboree to do some summer clothing shopping.  $100 later we had two huge bags of clothing and a very happy little boy.  The next day he had to go to my grandmothers, I had a ladies event at church.  My nanny and pappy planned to stay home and just hang out with him.  3 hours later I go down and realize my cousin's little boys were over as well...  And those $30 cute little cargo shorts I got him were now navy blue and mud colored!  My normal detergent can handle every day stains and odors.  This was no normal stain, this was the mother ship of stains!  It was so bad some mud even got under his pants and into his underwear!  So dear readers this is my dirty little secret, my kids are a hot mess! 

 If you see me at church or school you will think "oh wow her kids always look so put together and clean".  Trust me it is just an illusion, some days I think they compete with each other to see who can get the messiest.  
At this point I normally panic, but no need to fear... This mama is now fighting back with the power of BIZ!
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How ever you are currently washing you clothing, you need to stop, because they aren't really clean unless they are BIZ clean.

 It comes in a powder, liquid, pods and even pen form.  Whatever your laundry  needs are BIZ is there to save the day...  Well maybe not the day, but def. your laundry!!! 

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Spy Thriller RED SPARROW Now Available on Digital and Movies Anywhere

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review
The quickest way to get me interested in a movie is to tell me Jennifer Lawrence is in it.  I adored her in The Hunger Games, and I just feel like any role she plays she nails it.  Such was the case in her all new movie The Red Sparrow

Who can you trust? Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents a suspense-driven spy drama RED SPARROW available on Digital and Movies Anywhere today. In this international spy thriller, Academy Award® Winner Jennifer Lawrence is Dominika, a former ballerina forced to enter Sparrow School, a secret government program that thrusts her into a treacherous espionage game between Russia and the CIA. She emerges trained as a lethal agent, but is trapped in a world she desperately wants to escape. Red Sparrow "twists and turns until the shocking conclusion" (Andrew Freund, Dish Nation, FOX-TV) – you will not see coming. Director Francis Lawrence (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2) reunites with in this edge-of-your-seat spy thriller. RED SPARROW includes over 90 minutes of bonus material that takes you inside the making of the film, exploring real-life source material with the author, cast commentary, deleted scenes and much more. 

  • A New Cold War: Origination and Adaptation
  • Agents Provocateurs: The Ensemble Cast
  • Tradecraft: Visual Authenticity
  • Heart of the Tempest: On Location
  • Welcome to Sparrow School: Ballet and Stunts
  • A Puzzle of Need: Post-Production
  • Director Commentary by Francis Lawrence
  • 10 Deleted Scenes (With Optional Commentary by Francis Lawrence)
  • Movies Anywhere Digital Code 
   So here are a few of the things I love
Great story line -  I felt like I was kept on the edge of my seat the entire movie.  And everytime I thought I had something figured out there would be a new twist.  Not just some random twist, but a twist that made sense and enriched the story!
Great acting - I know it was just a movie, but I felt the actors/actresses really got into their role.  Nothing felt forced.
Characters -  So many of them had great story lines and even after the movie was over I felt myself wanting to know where they ended up.  They were all interesting and watching them interact is what made this a great movie

I do want to mention this movie is def. not for kids!  There is some parts that can be hard to stomach even for an adult.  But if you are into action packed movies, that keep you guessing this one is def. for you

Celebrate Mister Rogers' 50th Anniversary

Disclaimer I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own
I remember as a little girl the sound of Mister Rogers singing its a wonderful day in the neighborhood was enough to make me stop everything I was doing to run and watch.  I adored him as a child and his also kind/calm demeanor.  Mister Rogers understood kids and understood that even though we were small we had big feelings.  He never once shamed us for them, but instead helped us to understand them.

I don't know about you, but I am pretty excited about the 50th Anniversary DVD set being released by PBS.

 This special set of 32 memorable episodes and over 15 hours of content celebrates the 50th anniversary of the beloved Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the pioneering children’s television series from The Fred Rogers Company. Mister Rogers helps children learn the importance of being kind to others, appreciating what makes everyone unique, recycling and taking care of our planet, and much more in the classic series. The new release also includes a very special bonus episode – the series premiere, in original black-and-white! 
MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD: IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY COLLECTION” will be available on March 27, 2018 ($19.99 SRP). The four-disc collection has a total run time of 928 minutes. Episodes of the program are also available for digital download.
Through his popular daily TV visits, generations of young children have grown up with the kind and gentle Mister Rogers, who created a calm and safe place that welcomed all to his neighborhood. With real-life guests, adventurous field trips and charming make-believe segments, the iconic Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood encouraged kids ages 2-5 to learn about themselves and the world around them, speaking directly to the series’ young audience with his unique one-to-one affirmation of their self-worth. Celebrity guest stars have included: Tony BennettJulia Child, Margaret Hamilton, Michael KeatonYo-Yo MaWynton Marsalis, Rita Moreno, and Bill Nye.
Episodes featured on the DVD include:
Helping Children Know What to Expect at School
Creating with Friends is Different than Playing Alone
Play is the Work of Childhood
Respecting All Living Creatures
Opera Day
Ups and Downs of Friendship
Learning about Rules and Limits
Appreciating the People Who Came Before
Food and Love Go Hand in Hand
Music As a Way to Express Feelings
Families Come in Different Shapes and Sizes
Celebrating Big and Little Things
Lots of Different Things for Play and Pretending
Each Person is Unique – Yet We All Have Much in Common
Being Kind to Ourselves and Others
Nobody Knows What You’re Thinking Unless You Tell Them
Games Can Be Fun, But Not If You’re Left Out
Recycling and Other Ways to care for Our Planet
Learning to Take Care of Yourself
Trying on Different Roles
We All Have Art Inside of Us
Understanding Concepts of Up and Down
The Strength of Love – Even Through Angry Times
Appreciating our Uniqueness
Some Things Change…Some Things Stay the Same
Needing Help and Giving Help
Feeling Good About Who We Are
Encouraging Generosity and Gratitude
Strengths and Limitations, Abilities and Disabilities    
Wondering and Asking Questions
Enjoying Books and Recognizing Symbols
Valuing All Kinds of Art

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Loud House IT GETS LOUDER!

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post in exchange for my honest review
I have most likely seen every The Loud House episode there is.  I feel like everytime I walk into a room my boys have it on.  Which I don't the Loud House kids make me feel me smile with their antics.  I love that each of the kiddos have different personalities!  Brandon Jr is 10 and at that stage where he is struggling with being himself but also fitting in.  I think the Loud family does an awesome job or show we are all different and special in our own way.  I don't know if that is what the creators of the show were going for but they did an awesome job of achieving it regardless. 
Okay less about me and my thoughts more about the Season 1 Volume two of The Loud House

The laughs are back this spring with the highly-anticipated release of The Loud House: It Gets Louder - Season 1, Volume 2 on DVD, which is following up last years' release of the first half of the season. This two-disc set comes out on DVD May 22 and contains the rest of the hilarious and heart-warming episodes from the show's inaugural season. Fans of this chaotic family comedy will see their favorite middle-child continue to navigate how to survive in a house of 10 sisters.
Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, The Loud House: It Gets Louder - Season 1, Volume 2 will be available on DVD May 22 for the suggested retail price of $13.99. 
 The Loud House: It Gets Louder - Season 1, Volume 2
contains the following episodes: 
  • Toads and Tiaras/Two Boys and a Baby
  • Cover Girls/Save the Date 
  • Attention Deficit/Out On A Limo
  • House Music/A Novel Idea
  • April Fools Rules/Cereal Offender
  • Lincoln Loud: Girl Guru/ /Come Sale Away
  • Roughin' It/ The Waiting Game
  • The Loudest Yard/Raw Deal
  • Dance, Dance Resolution/A Fair to Remember
  • One of the Boys/A Tattler's Tale
  • Funny Business/Snow Bored
  • The Price of Admission/One Flu Over the Loud House 
  • Study Muffin/Home-Spun
Street Date: May 22, 2018 
Running Time: 286 Minutes 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Mother's Day is almost here!

Disclaimer:  I was compensated for this post.
When I was little like most kids my mom walked a fine line between parent and friend.  She was my best friends some days and other days she would yell and ground me!  At the time I hated her for it, but because my mom choose to be my mom and not my friend I avoided a lot of mistakes and made mostly good choices with my life.  Now that I am a mother and adult my mom and are friends.  I can tell my mom anything and everything and since she spent so much time caring for me and loving me as a child I know she always has my best interested at heart.  And now as a mother I know that every time she had to yell at me it hurt her just as much as it did me. 

My mom really is a great person so on mother's day I go all out!  I haven't yet saved enough money to take her to Ireland, but that is my goal one day!  For now that I just make sure that for one day she feels like the Queen she is

So how do I do that:
Step one:  Cook her breakfast.  We don't live in the same house, so this normally involves me stopping some where on the way home from church to grab breakfast for everyone.  And I always make sure to clean up when everyone is done.
Step two:  I plan a trip that is just about her.  Now I'm not overly rich so we do something simple like golfing, bowling, going to see a movie.  Sometimes we even just go to our favorite walking spot and go for a walk.
Step 3:  Of course she needs a gift.  My kids always make her a gift.  Most of the time it is a drawling last year they painted rocks for her garden.  And I normally buy her something.  I'm a bit to old to do fingering paintings for my mom!  This year she is getting the 50 Shades movies.   She really enjoyed the book series, so when I saw they were releasing as a collection I knew she just had to have them!  Releasing just in time for Mother's Day, celebrate the journey to motherhood with Anastasia Steele when the Fifty Shades 3-Movie Collection Unrated Edition arrives on Blu-ray May 8, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Complete with hours of bonus content from each film to relive every moment.  Now I read the books, and I have to say I am a fan.  I know most people miss the base story line.  Christian Grey was a very abused little boy who watched his own mother die at the age of 4.  It left him scarred and bitter.  He was adopted by a very loving family, but do to a family friend preying on him as a child he has a very unhealthy bedroom life.  In his adult life the only type of human interaction he allows is the type he has full control over.  His relationships are loveless.  He doesn't really connect with anyone... Until Anastasia quite literally falls into his life.  Anastasia sees past the money, the over the top life style to the man Christian can be.  And she loves him enough to help him heal.  
Step 4:  I did breakfast, so one of my siblings will do lunch.  It is never as good as my breakfast... But they do try lol

Step 5:  And this is the most important, just let your mom know she is loved.  Lets face it all of us were tiny jerks at some point in time that gave our mothers endless headaches and most likely scared them billions of times with choices we made.  Yet they still love us!  So lets return that love and let them we appreciate it!