Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Sunstar GUM Oral Care Products Miles of Smiles Sweepstakes

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Buy One Get One for $0.88 at Crazy 8!

   
Buy One Get One for $0.88 at Crazy 8! Sale ends on Sunday, April 20th

This is such a great deal!   Time to stock up on summer clothes!

Friday, April 18, 2014

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#Frozen, #StarWars, and other great character collections on Zulily

Don't miss out!!!  If you have a Star Wars, Minecraft, My Little Pony, Minion, Frozen, etc. fan, then head over to Zulily! Most Shared Characters Collection up to 45% off

zulily moms love to share their little ones' fave characters on social media, so we've picked the most popular ones to showcase in this personality-packed collection. With Minnie and Mickey, Yoda, Darth Vader, Doc McStuffins and more, these toys, apparel, accessories, wall art, books and handbags are primed and ready to make every day feel like a party.

Seriously look at these finds:


Frozen Fun Tapestry Blanket - $29.99
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Ice Sabers Paperback & Molds -$14.99
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#Maleficent - "The Legacy" Featurette + #MaleficentLaughSweeps

The new “Legacy” featurette, from  MALEFICENT, featuring a behind-the-scenes interview with Angelina Jolie, is now available.





Also, starting today, fans can enter for a chance to win a trip to the world premiere of the film in the Maleficent “Embrace Your Inner Evil” Sweepstakes. Fans can enter by recreating Maleficent’s laugh and posting the video to Instagram using #MaleficentLaughSweeps. Official Rules: http://di.sn/MaleficentLaugh.


"Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

 MALEFICENT releases in theaters everywhere on May 30th!
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#LaborDayMovie is out now on Digital Release @Influenster @ParamountMovies #sponsored

Disclosure: I got #LaborDayMovie from @ParamountMovies for hosting a viewing party! No other forms of compensation was received



"Labor Day" centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.

When we sat down to watch this movie, there were some skeptics among the group.   To be honest one or two really had no desire to see the movie.  I told them it was based on a book (which I had not read) and it was supposed to be a great movie.  Usually, I read the books before I see the movie, but with the viewing party turn around time, I opted for the movie first.

Get ready for a movie full of emotions, drama, romance and suspense.  At times you will be biting your nails!  Kate Winslet was wonderful in this film.  She was excellent as tormented, depressed mother who was struggling to take care of her son, let alone herself.  You actually connect with her in this film and feel her sorrow as you learn her back story.  After Winslet's character allows escaped convict Frank Chambers to come home with her and Henry the story really unfolds.

We learn so much more about Frank.  He is not just an escaped convict, but a man with a sorrowful past.  His child accidentally drowns in a bathtub and during an argument he accidentally kills his wife.  He doesn't seem to be a hardened criminal, but a man wanting a fresh start.  He could of caused harm to Adele and Henry, but instead helps around the house, fixes the car, cleans the gutters,  bakes a peach pie and teaches the Henry and the neighbor boy who is in a wheelchair  how to play baseball.  You honestly begin to root for Frank and Adele.

Henry is just a boy who adores his mother and longs for the father who although is in his life is basically absentee.  He narrates this story about the few happy days during Labor Day weekend, the days he would like to remember from an otherwise unhappy childhood.  You realize really what kind of effect those days with Frank had on him at the end of the film.

I really went into this movie not knowing what to expect.  Yet, it was a bit slow at times, but it was an extremely well written and acted film.  The ending is amazing and makes you believe in second chances, no matter if it is a year later or 25 years later!  Here are a couple of my favorite quotes:
"A better man would of stayed" -Henry's father to Henry about leaving his mother
"I am stronger than I look" - Adele to Frank after she learns he is a convict

Here are some pictures from the party.  I was not aware of the Peach Pie in the movie, or I would of made a pie, but we did have a cook-out to honor the Labor Day theme!
 
Image clip from movie!
some of the guest willing to get picture taken (son had jump in too.  LOL)

Purchase Labor Day Digital copy on Amazon for $12.99 or $14.99 for HD

Image clip from movie
Learn to make the pie that Josh Brolin made every day on the set of Labor Day for Kate Winslet and the cast, using author Joyce Maynard's family recipe!

Ingredients:
  • 3 pounds peaches
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Crisco vegetable shortening
  • 1 stick plus 1 tablespoon chilled butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup ice water
  • 2 tablespoons Minute tapioca (plus 2 additional tbsp to stir into peaches)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Directions:
  1. In a large bowl, combine the peaches, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Stir in 2 tbsp Minute Tapioca to help absorb juices.  Let stand, stirring occasionally.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, work in the shortening and 1 stick of butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the ice water over the flour mixture, stirring gently with a fork. Continue adding the water just until the dough holds together. Shape the dough into a ball and divide it into two discs, one slightly larger than the other.
  3. Place the smaller disc on a sheet of waxed paper, and use a lightly floured rolling pin to roll the dough into a 12-inch circle. If the dough sticks to the rolling pin, dust it lightly with more flour. Lay a 9- to 10-inch pie pan face down on top of the circle; flip the pan over and remove the paper. For the crust, on a sheet of waxed paper, roll out the other disc to form a 14-inch circle.  Do not roll the dough more than necessary.
  4. Sprinkle the tapioca on the bottom crust. Add the filling, mounding it in the center, and dot with 1 tablespoon butter. Lift the waxed paper with the remaining crust and flip it over the filling. Peel back waxed paper. Trim the edges of the crusts and pinch together the top and bottom crusts. Optional: Roll out the trimmings and cut into decorative shapes. Brush the pie with the egg, and arrange the shapes on the crust. Sprinkle with sugar. Poke fork holes or cut vents in the top crust. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Put pie plate on cookie sheet to catch drips.  Bake in 350 degree oven for about one hour.  Cool before serving.

To watch Joyce make an Apple Pie: http://curious.com/joycemaynard/joyce-maynards-homemade-apple-pie
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Cents of Style: 50% off Floral Accessories

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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The Nut Job is out on DVD now! Perfect family movie night film!


Be prepared for one squirrelly adventure in the action-packed comedy, The Nut Job, starring Will Arnett (Despicable Me, Ratatouille) as Surly, a mischievous squirrel on a mission to prove himself. The Nut Job comes to Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet as well as On Demand on April 15, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on DIGITAL HD one week early on April 8, 2014.

Surly (Arnett) is a mischievous squirrel with a mission: to find the tastiest nuts for winter. When he discovers a whole store filled with his favorite food, he plans a heist of nutrageous proportions. But the place turns out to be owned by ruthless bank robbers so it’s up to Surly and his furry friends to stop the nearby bank heist and save the town.

Showcasing an all-star cast including Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Whole Lotta Love), Liam Neeson (Non-Stop, The Grey), Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, The Ugly Truth), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Turbo), Jeff Dunham (Arguing With Myself, Spark of Insanity) and Gabriel Iglesias (Magic Mike, Hot & Fluffy), The Nut Job will prove “Enormously Entertaining” for the whole family (Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru)!

The animation in this film is amazing.   I love how you can see the hairs on the squirrels, so many details and precision is made in this film.  At first when we are introduced to Surly, I got the impression that he was a squirrel focused only on himself and what could make his life better.  But as the movie progressed, you really do see that friendship and staying true to your word is important to him.  In the end he becomes the hero of this film.  The crazy cast of squirrels, a dog, a rat, mole, a control freak raccoon and his minion the cardinal and other woodland creatures make this film hilarious.  I was  pleasantly surprised by this film and really enjoyed it.  The kids ADORED it and it is already loaded up into the portable DVD player for road tripping this weekend.  If you are looking for a great family film that the entire family will enjoy, then order The Nut Job on Amazon for $17.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35.



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Planes Fire & Rescue - Print & Play #DisneyPlanes


In celebration of the upcoming release of PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE we would like to share with you some fun activities for you and your family to enjoy.
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PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE opens in theaters on July 18, 2014!
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Air Wick’s New Familiar Favorites Collection – Featuring Cinnabon, Snuggle and Baby Magic Scents

Air Wick’s newest home fragrance collection is Familiar Favorites. Since there is nothing like fragrance to capture our favorite memories or make a house feel like a home, Air Wick has partnered with some of America’s favorite brands to create their new Familiar Favorites collection. With three new scents including the mouth-watering aroma of fresh Cinnabon cinnamon rolls, the smell of fresh laundry with Snuggle’s Fresh Linen fabric softener and Baby Magic, the unforgettable scent of a newborn baby, Air Wick is helping bring the most comforting scents home.
Snuggle® Fresh Linen - There’s nothing as soothing as the familiar smell of fresh laundry, especially when it has snuggly softness ™. Enjoy the unique blend of clean laundry, sunshine and pure white flowers for a truly fresh scent. Now, you can enjoy this fresh linen scent from Snuggle® in every room of your home.

Cinnabon® Classic Cinnamon Roll - Come home to the warm, comforting aroma of World Famous Cinnamon Rolls®. It’s the irresistible smell of freshly baked dough and one-of-a-kind cinnamon and cream cheese frosting that make Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls so unforgettable. Now, you can enjoy that sweet scent at home.

Baby Magic® Clean Baby - New moms describe the first few months with their baby as a shining moment in their lives and one of the most treasured bonds is formed while bathing them with Baby Magic®. Now, you can enjoy the clean baby scent with soft touches of baby powder and spring blossoms from Baby Magic® Clean Baby. 
I recently was sent a Baby Magic® Freshmatic Automatic Spray refill to try out.  Nothing beats the smell of  a new  baby.  The  scented oil warmer adds a long-lasting fragrance to any room in your home.  The new scent of Baby Magic is a great addition to the Air Wick family, it is perfect in any room, but mine is currently making the main bath smell fresh and clean.  Whether you baby is new or all grown up, this scent will bring on the memories!  I am totally in love with this scent and can not wait to look for the other two at the store.  
I also received Cinnabon® Classic Cinnamon Roll Freshmatic Automatic Spray refill.  I place it in the kitchen by the back door, so it would get its use when the kids and dog go in and out of the house.  Its time-released fragrance is subtle, but give you the confidence of knowing that your home is always welcoming and pleasurable for family and unexpected guests. It smells like I am always making cinnamon rolls.  It is divine!
 Air Wick’s Familiar Favorites collection is available in stores now, in their Air Wick Scented Oil and Freshmatic Automatic Spray refills for $5.99.
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