Sunday, December 15, 2019

Downton Abbey THE MOTION PICTURE

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I live a really simple life, my dad is one of my best friends.  Going for walks with my pup is one of my favorite activities and on Friday nights I am normally at home snuggled up on the couch with my kiddos watching a movie.  
A few years ago my dad and I would DVR Downton Abbey at my house and when the boys would go to sleep we would get out the snacks and watch Downton Abbey!  We laughed, we cried and we argued about what was going to happen next!  And then the show came to an end, my dad and I were heart broken.  At the beginning of the summer my dad called me and said/yelled "Did you hear there is going to be a Downton Abbey movie!!"  It gave us a reason to re-watch the entire series, we had to get ready for the movie.
Needless to say my dad and I were at one of the first showings at our local theather!  My dad was a bit nearvous at first there wasn't any men in the theater, but after a few minutes they started to trickle in (Yes my dad was worried about his reputation as a manly man lol!)  The movie was the perfect ending to an amazing journey.  My dad is convinced there is going to be another movie, but I feel it ended just right.
DOWNTON ABBEY

The global sensation hailed as “a grand, cinematic experience” (Mike Reyes, Cinemablend) welcomes fans back for a spectacular homecoming on Digital November 26, 2019 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on December 17, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Earning an “A” CinemaScore, the film, which is celebrated by critics as “a true love letter to the fans” (Catalina Combs, Black Girl Nerds), arrives just in time for the holiday season with a broad variety of bonus features, including exclusive conversations with the cast, deleted scenes and a series recap that whisks audiences away to a world of grandeur.
 

Based on Carnival Films’ Emmy® award-winning television series, the feature DOWNTON ABBEY sees the original cast return, alongside a host of newcomers. The incredible ensemble cast been applauded by critics as “funny and charming as ever” (Caroline Siede, The A.V. Club). The film chronicles the Crawley family one year after the conclusion of the series, as they prepare for the most important moment of their lives: an impending visit from the Royal Family. Join the glitz, glamour and spectacle as the special visit unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue on the fan-favorite family and its staff members. Lauded as “a delight” (Stephanie Zacharek, TIME), the film comes from the series screenwriter and producer Julian Fellowes, and producers Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge.

The motion picture will also be available in a Deluxe Limited Edition, featuring the Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Digital Code, presented in exclusive packaging along with a collectible photo book and recipe cards. Available only while supplies last, this special offering is the must-own gift for any Downton Abbey fan or to add to your own collection.
 
BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Cast Conversations – Exclusive roundtable interviews with the cast.
    • Upstairs Cast
    • Downstairs Cast
  • The Royal Visit – A look at how the royal visit proved to be an ambitious event both on and behind the camera.
  • True to the Twenties – Fans of DOWNTON ABBEY are charmed by the sheer grandeur of the aristocracy in the early 20th century. Learn how DOWNTON ABBEY maintains a reputation of being true to the time period.
  • Welcome to Downton Abbey – A behind-the-scenes look at the grandeur of Highclere Castle and how it serves as a cornerstone in the Downton Abbey franchise.
  • The Brilliance of Julian Fellowes – Writer Julian Fellowes has created a story and beloved characters that resonate with people across the world. This piece celebrates Julian’s brilliant creativity and reveals his approach to bringing Downton Abbey to the big screen.
  • Downton Abbey Series Recap* – Whether you’re new or just need a refresher, this series recap will catch you up on the story so far.
  • Feature Commentary with Director Michael Engler
*Available only on Blu-ray™ and iTunes

DOWNTON ABBEY will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
  • Blu-rayTM 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.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. 


Monday, December 9, 2019

Overcomer @overcomermovie #overcomermovie #FlyBy

I will received a dvd in exchange for making this post.

ON DIGITAL NOVEMBER 26 COMING TO BLU-RAY™ AND DVD DECEMBER 17
OVERCOMER is from the creators of the #1 box-office hit War Room. Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison (Kendrick) after he loses his basketball team and is challenged by the school’s principal, Olivia (Shirer), to coach a new sport he doesn’t know or like. As John questions his own worth, he dares to help the least likely runner take on the biggest race of the year. Filled with a powerful mix of faith, humor and heart, this inspirational story will have you on the edge of your seat.
I have seen several movies by the creators of OVERCOMER and I always walk away feeling empowered.  I have a feeling OVERCOMER is going to have the same affect especially since Overcomer is the #1 Inspirational Family Film of 2019 and has 98% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes!

OVERCOMER has runtime of approximately 119 minutes and is rated PG for some thematic elements.

 BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIALS ● The Heart of Overcomer: See how the heart of Overcomer is grounded in personal growth, faith and identity.
 ● Creating the Opening Drone Shot: See how the stunning opening drone shot of the film was realized with a lot of ingenuity and a well-organized crew. 
● Working with the Kendricks: Watch how Alex, Stephen and Shannon Kendrick found their path to filmmaking through authenticity and faith. 
● Looks Behind-the-Scenes of: Editing, Composing, Coloring and Sound Design
 ● “Enough” (Lyric Video) Featuring Koryn Hawthorne 
● Don’t Mess with the Editors: Check out what the editors of Overcomer created on the side for a little fun. BONUS FEATURES 
AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL
 ● Feature Audio Commentary with Director Alex Kendrick and Producer Stephen Kendrick 
● Bloopers & Outtakes 
● 10 Minutes of Additional Scenes with an introduction from the Kendrick Brothers.
 ● The Making of Overcomer: Learn about how the crew worked together with faith and prayer to create this incredible film.
 ● The Theme of Identity: In this piece the cast and crew discuss what the theme of identity means to them. 
● The Power of Forgiveness: Describes why forgiveness is such an important theme of this film. 
● “Overcomer” (Lip Sync Music Video) Featuring Mandisa
 ● Overcomer in 60 Seconds: a quick fun film recap. 
● Overcomer Resources Video: Learn more about accompanying resources to help you grow in faith.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Brooklyn Cloth

I was given products in this post for the propose of review.  I was not paid to write this review, all options are my own

My oldest son is now 12!  Where did the years go!!  His style has changed so much these past few years.  No longer is it okay for me to get him shirts with his favorite cartoon characters on them :(.  He wants to start dressing more grown up and to top it off he fits in men's small, where did my little boy go.  I have been looking for different stores that fit his new style and we both fell in love with Brooklyn cloth
Guys-- no matter their hobbies or interests, shopping is a pain for them, especially during the holiday season. But Brooklyn Cloth has done the work, choosing gifts for the guy in your life—that he hasn't already gone out and bought for himself. This Gifting season, it’s all about cozy, bold, bright graphics and comfortable Joggers. The Sherpa Collection, featuring an updated Denim Trucker jackets in both dark and light wash, Cozy Sherpa Hoodies, Updated 90s fleece jackets and hoodies introduced as Original Garment by Brooklyn Cloth will be on everyone’s list. The gift of the The Jogger, both in customer favorites (twill jogger) or newer styles (such as Cozy Knit Joggers, Heatsealed Cozy) is a no brainer and wont be returned.
My son personally was able to review
Ocean Sherpa Lined Cozy Knit Hoodie

 When it's cold outside we just love to throw on our Sherpa and be cozy! Sit and watch your favorite TV show or go out with friends you will want to grab this Sherpa lined Cozy Knit Hoodie to layer over your favorite shirt. 

Details include black Sherpa lining on the inside, front chest side pocket, 2 side pockets, full length zip front, attached hood and modern fit. 
100% Polyester Machine Wash

IT Chapter 2

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Come back and play when “IT Chapter Two” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club in a return to where it all began with “IT Chapter Two,” the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time.


SYNOPSIS

Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, people are disappearing again, so Mike (Isaiah Mustafa), the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for  all...putting them directly in the path of the shape-shifting clown that has become deadlier than ever.
 
4K, BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

IT Chapter Two” 4K UHD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:
   Pennywise Lives Again!
      This Meeting of the Losers Club Has Officially Begun
·      Finding the Deadlights
      The Summers of IT: Chapter One, You’ll Float Too
 The Summers of IT: Chapter Two, IT Ends
Commentary with Director Andy Muschietti
 
IT Chapter Two” DVD Special Edition contains the following special features:
 Pennywise Lives Again!
      This Meeting of the Losers Club Has Officially Begun
     Finding the Deadlights
    The Summers of IT: Chapter One, You’ll Float Too
      The Summers of IT: Chapter Two, IT Ends

My review:
I'm not normally a scary movie watcher, but when I was little my cousin Chris would come over every weekend.  Our thing was to watch IT and then watch Grease (I know weird combo lol)   When the new IT released (was it 2 years ago?) I had to watch.  I was expecting to be let down, the old one was so good.  Thankfully that was not the case!!  The new IT was even better then the old and IT chapter 2 was the perfect finish.  So I do like there was several funny parts, Richie and Eddie scenes are the best!  I like that we flashback a lot to when the Loser Club was younger, it helps to support the character growth.  This is a long movie, but never once did I feel like it was to long.  The movie just flows.
I do have to admit I did not read the book so I cannot comment if the book to movie adaption was correct.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Christmas With Molang

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The magic of Christmas is all around! Join our best friends, Molang and Piu Piu, on their adventures during this idyllic season. It's the perfect time to build a snowman, go ice-skating with friends, find the most beautiful Christmas tree and of course, meet Santa! Merry Christmas from Molang and Piu Piu!

Such cute graphics, def. for younger kiddos.  My boys are 8 and 12 we ended up giving this DVD to my little cousin and she ADORED IT! 

Yellow Scope Science Kits

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Growing up I always wanted to be a teacher.  I wanted to stand in front of a class and make kids love learning as much as I did.  Over the years my dreams shifted a bit, I still work in a school teaching, I still get to pass on my passion for learning.  But my dream changed just a little and now I work with special needs kids.  Every day is an adventure, every day I have the chance to encourge someone.  Younger me would be proud :)  When I heard about Yellow Scope Science Kits I just knew I had to check it out!  Hands on learning in my personal opinion is the best kind of learning!  It gives kids a visual and shows them how things work    
Yellow Scope Science Kits
Science before sparkles! Yellow Scope Science Kits will appeal to all kids, even those who might not realize they love science. They are the only science kits out there designed for girls ages 8-12. Three exciting science kits are available that will provide hours of critical thinking while having fun! These include NEW Paper Chromatography: The Art & Science of Color, Foundation Chemistry: Beakers & Bubbles and Acids, Bases & pH Chemistry: Explore Your World. A gift subscription is available, too. 
I pesonally was able to review 
DNA & TRAITS FROM CODES TO CREATURES

Ever wonder what makes you, you? Explore the exciting world of DNA, traits, and genetics with this fun new biology kit. It's jammed-packed with high-quality lab equipment and a detailed 32-page lab notebook that outlines dozens of exciting DNA experiments and activities! 
Isolate DNA strands from fruit and your own cheek cells!
Survey friends and family to learn about quirky traits
Use "DNA codes" to create cute monsters with silly features!

Budding scientists will have a blast learning all about what makes them unique.
Designed for ages 8-12.
What's in the box?
lab notebook
safety goggles
chalkboard mat
100 ml bottles for solutions (2)
50 ml beakers (2)
mini measuring cups (2)
metal strainer
dropper pipette
stir stick
food coloring
toothpicks (5)
baggies (2)
mini flashlight
chalk
Think Like A Girl pencil
Survey of Traits notepad
monster body cards (12)
sticker sheet of monster eyes & mouth
enamel dots (72)
collectible DNA science pin



Chocolate Pizza Company

I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.
One of the highlights of my holidays is the food!  And I am lucky because I grew up with a grandmother whom made cakes and treats for a living!  Yes my grandmother's home was the place to be during the holidays.  Now up until recently I thought there was no dessert my nanny couldn't make....  That was until I found Chocolate Pizza 

Chocolate Pizza® combines everything you love about pizza with everything you love about chocolate, for a delicious gift idea that is sure to impress this holiday season… from grandparents, aunts and uncles to a favorite teacher. Imagine… gourmet milk or dark chocolate blended with English toffee that’s made in-house from a 100-year-old recipe. This decadent concoction is poured into a real pizza pan and topped by hand with a mouth-watering array of sweet and salty goodies, from nuts to peanut butter cups. Choose from dozens of creations – like the Drumstick Chocolate Pizza that pairs salty pretzel bites with savory nuts and gooey caramel or the Candy Avalanche Supreme that is piled high with sweet delights – or create a custom delight with a personal message and your favorite indulgences. Holiday gift baskets and goodies are available, too. Sealed in cellophane and served up in a genuine pizza box, a Chocolate Pizza will be the star of the holiday party. 
Do give the same old gift as last year!  Be the creative person who gifts a chocolate pizza :)

Learn more at www.chocolatepizza.com

Friday, November 1, 2019

Zonderkidz holiday books for the family

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  
We are less than 2 months away from Christmas!!  I cannot believe it is that close.  One of the things my boys and I do during the holiday season is read Christmas stories, we have one huge book that talks all about traditions and who does what around the world, but after several nights my boys get bored with it.  Don't worry though thanks to ZonderKidz we are now upping our Christmas book collections!!  Check out all the great title below and the best part if they are books my kids can read, so now I am not the only one reading :)



In The Berenstain Bears Go Christmas Caroling, the whole Bear family is invited by the Bear Country Carolers for a round of Christmas Eve caroling. Join Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey as they venture out together in the snowy, cold night to travel from door to door singing Christmas classics.

 

A Christmas Gift for Santa, A Bedtime Book shows a different side of the Christmas story. When Santa Claus returns home after delivering Christmas presents to all the boys and girls, he wonders if he too will receive a gift.


 

From Grammy winner Michael W. Smith comes Merry Christmas, Nighty Night, a cute and cuddly padded board book in the familiar, soothing cadence of the Clement Moore classic poem “The Night Before Christmas” that tells the story of the Nighty Nights helping their friends Cole and Rose snuggle in for a silent night on Christmas Eve.


In this follow-up to the blockbuster hit Fiona the Hippo, based on the internet sensation from the Cincinnati Zoo, join Fiona and her loveable animal friends for a heartwarming holiday romp through the zoo in this fun and whimsical picture book.  This is the perfect Christmas read-aloud for fans of Fiona (and hippos!) everywhere who are looking for a book with a sweet holiday message of love for others.


In Mouse’s Christmas Gift, written by Mindy Baker and illustrated by Dow Phumiruk, one tiny church mouse must find a way to bring Christmas spirit to his little town when Parson gets sick and the usual Christmas Eve service is cancelled. Mouse never gives up hope as he prepares the nativity set and lights a small candle in the window to signal the villagers. Mouse’s small act of faith sparks a chain reaction of hope and love, demonstrating that even the smallest creature can make a big difference. This adorable book, with a cover adorned with foil and glitter, captures the spirit of Christmas and the joy of doing for others during the holiday season.
That night, on Christmas Eve, a small group of villagers gathered in front of the darkened church. Mouse peered out the window and his heart began to pound. They came!

DC Showcases Must-Have Books For Holiday Season

Disclaimer:  I was given products in the post below for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review
My family and I love watching movies.  We have movie night once a week and every night before bed my youngest son and I watch part of movie (he gets so mad when I push pause and tell him we have to wait until the next day to watch more)  But what you may not know, about my Quinn, is he is addicted to super hero movies.  I take all my movies out of their cases and put them into cd holders.  We had to get him his own cd holder because he has so many super hero movies!  With that being said 2 years ago I turned his world upside down when I informed him that all his movies were based off comics.  Since then we make biweekly visits to our local comic book shop!  They know us by name now.  Yes you read that correctly my kids beg me to take them book shopping 
I was recently offered a chance to review 2 comics, do you know how hard it was to pick 2!!!  I have a feeling it is only a matter of time though until we own them all.  
Dc is offering a lot of great comics for the holiday season.  And they have something for all ages.  My boys are not the most enthusiastic when it comes to reading, but when they get a new comic they cant read it fast enough.  As a long time comic book reader I love that I can share this with them.


The Moose Wonderful Time Of The Year, 1st Annual Animal Series Ornament

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If you have been a fan of my page for awhile you should know about two of my favorite traditions.  One of them is my Precious Moments tradition, every figurine I own has a story.  My kids love asking me over and over to tell them the story behind each of them.  My other favorite tradition is each year my family gets one new ornament for the tree.  Then as we decorate the tree each year it is like taking a stroll down memory lane with my boys.  I cherish both of these traditions and now thanks to Precious Moments I can combine them!  Yes you are reading correctly, Precious Moments offers holiday ornament!!

This ornament, the 1st edition in the Annual Animal series features an adorable moose! With antler ornaments, a big red bow, and a red cardinal friend, this is a “moose-have” holiday decoration Your loved ones will be inspired to appreciate the cozy moments they share with friends and family each time they see this simply adorable ornament Give this Christmas gift to teachers, family members, friends, and collectors who adore unique collectible home décor. Adds a cozy touch of “Christmoose” spirit to mantels, dressers, and side tables Meticulously hand-sculpted of fine bisque porcelain and expertly hand-painted 
Approximately 3.25 inches high

He is so stinking cute!!  I have a country theme in my home and he fits right in!  I cannot wait to get out my tree this year so I can show him off :)

The cute moose is just one of several you can choose from.  Check out my link below to find more
The Moose Wonderful Time of the Year

Disney the Lion King Kids Chair

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Description & Details 
Disney The Lion King Delta Upholstered Chair 
Let them show off their wild side with The Lion King Upholstered Chair. Featuring colorful artwork of Simba, Timon and Pumbaa, a sturdy hardwood frame and plush padded seat, this cozy kids’ chair is designed to encourage “lion” around—making it the perfect seating choice for your pride and joy. Can you feel the love?


 About 
The Lion King: Disney’s epic coming of age saga follows Simba, the rightful heir to Pride Rock, as he transforms from an exiled cub to a young adult returning home to reclaim his place as king. Features 
RECOMMENDED USE: Ages 3+ | Holds up to 100 lbs.
 FOR LION KING FANS: Vibrant graphics of Simba, Timon and Pumbaa make it a must_have for fans of The Lion King DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Features a hardwood frame and padded seat | Meets or exceeds all safety standards set by the CPSC EASY TO CLEAN: Wipes easily clean with mild soap and water Product Details Main Material: Wood Assembly Required: Yes Product Care: Wipe clean See Less

My review 
So I myself did not sit in this chair, but my son did and he loves it! He uses it for playing games. For movies he says he can't really relax in it, so maybe not the most comfortable?? It is made durable so I don't need to worry about it falling apart. The material is also durable and easy to wipe down, we didn't have any spills as of yet, but when we do I think they will be easy to get rid of. And of course my little guy just can't get over the fact he has a chair that is just like mine, well okay my chair doesn't have a super color Lion King Simba on it, but it does have the same built!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Dreamworks Holiday collections

I was given products in this post for the purpose of review  I was not paid to write this review.
We are only 2 months ago I cannot wait!  Halloween is almost behind us so I can officially start pulling out the Christmas movies!  I get to add several to our collection this year

The Grinch (Illumination)

I saw this movie last year and my heart melted!  This is one of my favorite tellings of the Grinch.  It puts his story into a whole new point of view.  
The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbours in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realises there is one way to gain peace and quiet. With help from Max, the green grump hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos' holiday cheer once and for all.

Dreamworks Ultimate Holiday Collection

Featuring 9 DreamWorks holiday favorites together for the first time!
Trolls Holiday
Shrek the Halls
Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular
Merry Madagascar
Penguins of Madagascar in a Christmas Caper
Dragons Holiday: Gift of the Night Fury
Home for the Holidays
Rise of the Guardians

Synopsis: ‘Tis the season to bring the family together with the DreamWorks Ultimate Holiday Collection! Get into the holiday spirit with Shrek, Po, Hiccup, Toothless, Poppy and many more as they celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Featuring 9 festive stories with your favorite characters, this collection is perfect for everyone looking to add a little magic to their holidays.
I mean come on!  As the mom of a 8 and 11 year old this is like the ultimate must have collection!  My boys have been growing up with the characters for the past several years.  Now all of them our together with their holiday special.


VeggieTales The best Christmas Gift

Bob and Larry are preparing for their first Christmas show in Mr. Nezzer's theater and the show seems to be headed for disaster. Bob begins to wonder how to celebrate Christmas when everything is going wrong. It's when the Veggies go back to the very first Christmas, where times were tough and things didn't seem to be working out, that they all learn the promise of Christmas - God is with us. It's a timeless story of hope that every family will enjoy!

As I said Christmas is only 2 months ago, the titles above are a great way to get the entire family excited for the holidays!  Make a cup of hot chocolate curl up on the couch and let the holiday spirit work its magic!