February 26, 2020

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Chocolate Hazelnut Stuffed Pancakes #Recipe

Chocolate Hazelnut Stuffed Pancakes

Ingredients
  • Hungry Jack Buttermilk Pancake Mix and water
  • 10 - 14 tbsp Nutella/Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • Pam Cooking Spray if you are not using a non-stick fry pan
Frozen Chocolate Hazelnut discs
  1. First up you will need to line a cookie sheet with either parchment paper or wax paper.   
  2. Add a spoonful of spread onto the cookie sheet and spread into a disc,
  3. Place tray in freezer until firm (30 minutes to an hour).  Do not remove from freezer until you are ready for them as they get sticky fast!
Pancakes
  1. Make the pancakes according to the Hungry Jack Buttermilk Pancake box.
  2. Spoon out a portion of pancake mixture into pan. 
  3. Quickly add frozen chocolate hazelnut disc in the middle of pancake mixture.
  4. Top the disc with a spoonful of pancake mixture
  5. When you the pancake bubbling at the edges it is time to flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
Serve warm and wait for the gooeyness to explode! No need to top with syrup! My son devoured this stack and was asking me to make more!

February 25, 2020

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Blue Velvet Whoopie Pies #Frozen2

 
In “Frozen 2,” the answer to why Elsa was born with magical powers is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she sets out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In the highly anticipated sequel, she must hope they are enough. 

In honor of the film, why not try a cool, blue treat that will make even Sven dance with you!
 
Blue Velvet Whoopie Pies
  • 1 box Signature Blue Velvet Cake Mix or if the Blue Velvet mixes are not in your area you can use a white cake mix and add blue food coloring
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/3 cup water

Filling:
1 stick of butter
2-3 cups powdered sugar
vanilla


Baking Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine cake mix, flour, eggs, vegetable oil and water in a large bowl. Mix until thoroughly blended.
  • Use a teaspoon and scoop batter onto cookie sheet. Put no more than 12-15 per sheet, as the batter will spread.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Let cool completely and set aside.
Beat together butter with one cup of powdered sugar.  Continue to add sugar till you get the flavor/consistency you desire.   I added a dash of vanilla as well.  Spread 1 teaspoon of frosting on the flat sides of half of the  whoopie pies and top with remaining pies.   If you do not want to make a filling, then pick up a jar of Duncan Hines instead!
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FROZEN 2 is out now! Check out these Family Fun Activities #Frozen2

Frozen 2 is available now on Digital 4K Ultra HD™, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD!

In support of the sisters' new adventure, check out these awesome activities:
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” has melted hearts around the world, becoming the No. 1 animated feature of all time. Just in time for Valentine’s Day,  the follow-up to 2013’s hit Oscar®-winning Best Animated Feature,“Frozen,” comes home, with a sing-along version and all-new extras.

“Frozen 2” bonus features include deleted scenes, deleted songs, Easter eggs, outtakes and a sing-along version with lyrics to the film’s forever-infectious songs. Extras invite viewers to go behind-the-scenes to hear personal, making-of stories from the “Frozen 2” cast and crew. Fans who bring the film home early on Digital will receive two exclusive extras: an interview with songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who won an Oscar® for Best Original Song (“Let It Go,” 2014) and wrote seven original songs for “Frozen 2,” and a deleted song titled “Unmeltable Me.”

In “Frozen 2,” the answer to why Elsa was born with magical powers is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she sets out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In the highly anticipated sequel, she must hope they are enough. From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—“Frozen 2” features the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad.

“Frozen 2” will be packaged several ways to ensure families get the most out of their at-home viewing experience. The film will first be made available on Digital in 4K Ultra HD™, HD and SD offerings on Feb 11 with two extra bonus exclusives. Additionally, a Digital bundle, which includes both “Frozen” and “Frozen 2,” will be made available for purchase in 4K Ultra HD™, HD and SD. Physical copies of the film will be available on Feb. 25 as a 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) and a single DVD.
 
Additionally, all-new toys inspired by the film’s finale featuring Queen Anna and Elsa the Snow Queen will hit retail shelves on February 22 timed to the in-home release.

Bonus Features (may vary by retailer)
        
Blu-ray & Digital:
  • Sing-Along Version of the Movie – Sing along with your favorite songs as you watch the movie.
  • Song Selection – Jump to your favorite musical moments, with on-screen lyrics. Songs include Oscar®-nominated “Into The Unknown,” “All Is Found,” “Some Things Never Change,” “When I Am Older,” “Lost in the Woods,” “Show Yourself,” and “The Next Right Thing”
  • Outtakes – Laugh along with the cast of “Frozen 2” as they record their lines, sing their songs and have fun in the recording booth.
  • Deleted Scenes – Check out a few scenes that never made the final cut.
    • Intro - Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck offer a glimpse into their filmmaking process with scenes that didn't make the final cut.
    • Prologue - A battle rages between Arendelle and the Northuldra while a mysterious figure challenges King Agnarr.
    • Secret Room - A secret room reveals even more of Anna and Elsa's past, including a shocking revelation about their mother.
    • Elsa’s Dream - Anna's playful glimpse into Elsa's dream takes a dark turn.
    • Hard Nokks - Kristoff reveals his true feelings about life in Arendelle when the Nokk won't take no for an answer.
    • A Place of Our Own - Elsa uses her magic to relieve Anna's lingering doubts about their parents' faith in her.
  • Deleted Songs – When it comes to “Frozen 2,” there can never be too much music. Hear some of the songs that got cut from the final film.
    • Intro - Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck revel in the chance to share a few songs that didn't make it into the final film.
    • “Home” - Anna savors every moment as she wanders through this kingdom she calls home.
    • “I Wanna Get This Right” - Kristoff wants everything to be perfect before he proposes, leaving Anna to wonder, “Will it ever be just right?”
  • The Spirits of “Frozen 2” – Cast and crew explore the Scandinavian and Nordic mythology that inspired the spirits inhabiting the enchanted forest of “Frozen 2.”
  • Did You Know??? – Olaf asks us the question “Did You Know” as we discover “Frozen 2” fun facts, Easter eggs and tidbits about the making of the film.
  • Scoring a Sequel – Composer Christophe Beck combines a 91-piece orchestra with 30 choral voices to create the compelling score for “Frozen 2.”
  • Gale Tests - They say you can't see the wind. Only its effects. Filmmakers give it a shot while creating the playful wind spirit, Gale.
    • Gale Test - A young girl and boy play tag in this fully animated effort to "give personality to something that's invisible."
    • Hand-Drawn Gale Test - A hand-drawn test to bring the precocious wind spirit to life.
  • Multi-Language Reel
    • “Into the Unknown” in 29 Languages - Hear Elsa's soaring call to adventure in 29 different languages
  • Music Videos - Weezer and Panic! at the Disco lend their voices to a few of the soaring melodies from “Frozen 2.”
    • “Into the Unkown" (Panic! at the Disco version) - Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie stars in their version of "Into The Unknown" from “Frozen 2.”
    • “Lost in the Woods” (Weezer version) - Weezer puts their spin on Kristoff's epic ballad, "Lost In the Woods."
Digital Exclusives:
  • Meet the Lopezes – Meet the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the incredible songs from “Frozen” and “Frozen 2.”
  • Deleted Song “Unmeltable Me” - An animatic version of Olaf's celebratory song about his newfound freedom.

“Frozen 2” Cast and Crew
Kristen Bell (“The Good Place,” “Veronica Mars”), Idina Menzel (Broadway’s “Rent” and “Wicked,” “Uncut Gems”), Josh Gad (Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon,” “Little Monsters”) and Jonathan Groff (Broadway’s “Spring Awakening” and “Hamilton,” “Mindhunter”) return to Arendelle as the voices of Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff, respectively. Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld,” “Mildred Pierce,” “The Wrestler”) joins the cast as Queen Iduna, Anna and Elsa’s mother, and Sterling K. Brown (“Waves,” “Black Panther,” “This Is Us,”) portrays Lieutenant Destin Mattias. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Frozen,” “Tarzan,” “Surfs Up”) and Jennifer Lee (Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer, writer/director “Frozen,” writer “Frozen” Broadway, screenwriter “A Wrinkle in Time”). Lee also wrote the screenplay. The film is produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Frozen,” “The Princess and the Frog”) and executive produced by Byron Howard (“Zootopia”). 
Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“Frozen” film/Broadway, Off-Broadway’s “In Transit”) and Robert Lopez (“Frozen” film/Broadway, Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”) wrote seven all-new original songs for the film, and Christophe Beck, who scored “Frozen,” composed the score.

Product Specifications
Product SKUs:          Digital = 4K UHD, HD, SD
                                         Physical = 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD+Blu-ray Feature+ +Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition                                              (Blu-ray Feature+DVD+Digital Code) & DVD
Feature Run Time:  Approximately 103 minutes
Rating:                           PG in U.S.
Aspect Ratio:              2.39:1
Audio:                            4K UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos, Spanish, French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, English 2.0
                                          Descriptive Audio
                                          Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish & French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
                                          DVD = English, Spanish & French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
                                         UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1                                            & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio 2.0 (some platforms)
                                         HD Digital = English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby                                                                                                 Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 (some platforms)
Subtitles:                     4K UHD Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish & French
                                         Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish & French
                                         DVD = English SDH, Spanish & French
                                         Digital: English SDH, French, Latin Spanish (some platforms)
Closed Captions:     English (DVD & Digital)
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PLAYMOBIL THE MOVIE Available on Digital and DVD March 3rd #PlaymobilMovie

From the writers of Disney’s Princess & The Frog and featuring a hilarious, all-star cast, PLAYMOBIL THE MOVIE takes families on an extraordinary adventure ride through a world of fantastical and mythic new lands. Based on the global, multi-billion-dollar toyline, PLAYMOBIL THE MOVIE will be arriving in the U.S. on Digital, DVD and On Demand March 3, 2020. Highlighting the importance of family and the reminder to live life to the fullest, this heart-warming family film will light up the imaginations of parents and children alike.

In Playmobil’s® animated action spectacular, PLAYMOBIL THE MOVIE, a top-secret organization has caused citizens from different lands to vanish into thin air. The dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter Franchise) must partner with smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan, (Being Frank, Hotel Transylvania 3) and Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), a smart, savvy civilian with her own secret agenda, to rescue them. Against unthinkable odds, the trio go on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds as they gather clues for their rescue mission. As they venture through the mythical world of Playmobil, their journey leads to unlikely friendships forming, and exhilarating challenges being overcome against all odds. Through their vibrant adventure, the team realizes that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself.

Showcasing an all-star voice cast, PLAYMOBIL THE MOVIE, stars Radcliffe, Gaffigan and Taylor-Joy alongside Kenan Thompson (The Grinch, “SNL) Grammy Award Winner Meghan Trainor and Grammy Award Nominee Adam Lambert. The delightful family friendly film includes an upbeat new soundtrack that’s sure to get stuck in your head, including the catchy hit ‘So Much World’. Don’t forget to grab your passport!



FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Bateman, Adam Lambert, Kenan Thompson, Meghan Trainor and Daniel Radcliffe
Line Producer: Jean-Bernard Marinot
Head of Story: Stephan Franck
Executive Music Supervisor: Budd Carr
Music By: Heitor Pereira
Edited By: Maurissa Horwitz
Executive Producers: Emmanuel Jacomet, Lino DiSalvo, Tito Ortiz, Greg Erb, & Jason Oremland, Bahman Naraghi, Dan Mintz, Stephan Franck, Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson
Produced by: Aton Soumache, Dimitri Rassam, Moritz Borman, Alexis Vonarb, Alex Von Maydell, Timothy Burrill, Bin Wu
Story by: Lino DiSalvo
Original Screenplay by: Blaise Hemingway and Greg Erb & Jacob Oremland
Directed by: Lino DiSalvo

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: March 3, 2020
Selection Number: 64209706
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG for action/peril and some language
Subtitles: English SDH, Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour, 39 minutes

February 24, 2020

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Amazon First Reads - #Free Book for Amazon Prime Members

Amazon Prime Members can request a free book each from Amazon First Reads!

Get early access to editors' picks. Choose one FREE Kindle book each month and shop hardcovers for $9.99 or less.  There are eight choices each valued at $4.99 and all books are available in advance of their official March 1st release date.


These are the Free books to chose from for Prime Members ($1.99 for non-Primers): 
 

  • In an Instant by Suzanne Redfearn 
  • A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir by Jason Diakité  
  • This Terrible Beauty: A Novel by Katrin Schumann 
  • A Killer’s Wife (Desert Plains Book 1) by Victor Menthos 
  • The Silence by Daisy Pearce Hide Away (A Rachel Marin Thriller Book 1) by Jason Pinter
  • The Killing Fog (The Grave Kingdom Book 1) by Jeff Wheeler 
  • World So Wide Kindle Edition by Alison McGhee
First Reads is a program that offers customers early access to new Kindle books across popular genres from Amazon Publishing.  Every month customers may choose one of the books selected by our editors for $1.99. 

Joining is free with no purchase obligation. By joining, you receive a monthly e-mail announcing new Amazon First Reads picks. You can unsubscribe from the monthly e-mail at any time by visiting Amazon Local and Amazon Delivers E-mail Subscriptions in Your Account

February 22, 2020

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Personalized Kid's Night Lights on sale for $23.99 Shipped (Retail $40) #BabyYoda

Check out these super cute Personalized Kid's Night Lights on sale for $23.99 Shipped (Retail $40)!

Etchey's new personalized night lights are the must-have children's gift! These night lights are laser engraved into 1/8" thick acrylic so you never have to worry about peeling or fading away. Your night light comes with a wireless remote for fun and easy accessibility and can change up to 16 color options + brightness adjustments. There is also a setting option for a hands-free alternation of colors.

Shipping

Free. US only. Ships no later than Wed, Mar 4.

Product Details

  • Size (while on base): 5" W x 7-10" H
  • Material: Acrylic/Plastic
  • 16 Adjustable Color Settings
  • Wireless Remote Included
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Baby Yoda tees - $14.99 #BabyYoda #StarWars

Check out these cute Baby Yoda tees on sale for $14.99.  These are printed on our highest quality, Bella Canvas super soft unisex tees!  If you prefer a looser fit order your standard size or size down for a semi-fitted look.  

Shipping: $3.99 for the first item and $1.99 for each additional item. US only. Ships no later than Mon, Mar 9.
 
Sizing: 
  • Adult XS
  • Adult Small
  • Adult Medium
  • Adult Large
  • Adult XL
  • Adult 2XL
Fit and Details:    
  • Very flattering
  • Unisex fit tees 
  • Super soft tees
  • Poly/cotton blend
  • Printed/shipped in our studio in Oklahoma

February 19, 2020

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Digital 3/17 and Blu-ray 3/31

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams’ riveting, inspiring conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, electrified audiences around the globe, earning more than a billion dollars worldwide. Soon fans can complete their collections when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere on March 17, two weeks before it lands physically in 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on March 31.

Bonus material includes a feature-length, making-of documentary, which goes behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and explores the legacy of the Skywalker saga. Bonus features also dig into the film’s Pasaana desert scenes, including the thrilling landspeeder chase, and the ship in which Rey discovers family secrets as well as a new little droid named D-O. Plus, fans will hear from Warwick Davis, who reprises his role as Wicket the Ewok, as well as the creature effects team that created a record 584 creatures and droids for the film. Digital consumers will receive an exclusive feature highlighting legendary composer John Williams, who has scored every episode in the Skywalker saga.

Bonus features include*:
  • The Skywalker Legacy – The story lives forever in this feature-length documentary that charts the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
  • Pasaana Pursuit: Creating the Speeder Chase – Dive into the making of the movie’s epic landspeeder chase and discover how this spectacular sequence was brought to the screen.
  • Aliens in the Desert – See what it took to create the Pasaana desert scenes, from the sheer scale and complexity of the shoot to its colorful details.
  • D-O: Key to the Past – Explore the ship that connects Rey to the mystery of her missing parents and get to know the galaxy’s newest, irresistible droid.
  • Warwick & Son – Warwick Davis, who played Wicket in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, dons the Ewok costume once more; this time joined by his son Harrison.
  • Cast of Creatures – The team behind the film’s memorable creatures reveal the puppetry, makeup, prosthetics and digital magic that bring them to life!
Digital Exclusive:
  • The Maestro’s Finale – Composer John Williams reflects on his body of work for the Star Wars saga and shares insights on scoring Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.

The ninth and final episode in the Skywalker saga welcomed the return of original characters Luke Skywalker, General Leia Organa, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Emperor Palpatine and Lando Calrissian, along with the latest generation of heroes and villains, including Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, Maz, Rose, General Hux and Kylo Ren. Newcomers include Jannah, a new ally of the Resistance; Allegiant General Pryde of the First Order; and smuggler Zorii Bliss.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their at-home viewing experience. The Multiscreen Edition includes Blu-ray and a Digital copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K UHD Ultimate Collector’s Edition, including 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a Digital copy. 4K Ultra HD provides four times the resolution of HD paired with fully immersive picture and sound and Dolby Atmos audio, allowing viewers at home to practically feel the Force.

On March 31, coinciding with the physical release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, eight Star Wars films are being released on 4K UHD for the first time: Star Wars: The Phantom MenaceStar Wars: Attack of the ClonesStar Wars: Revenge of the SithStar Wars: A New HopeStar Wars: The Empire Strikes BackStar Wars: Return of the JediStar Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:
FEATURE RUN TIME: Approximately 142 min.
RATING: PG-13 in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF
ASPECT RATIO: 2.39:1          
AUDIO:
4K UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus
Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD = English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
HD Digital = English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
SD Digital = English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
SUBTITLES:
4K UHD Blu-ray = English SDH, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish and French
Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French
DVD = English SDH, Spanish and French
Digital = English SDH, French, Spanish (some platforms)

ABOUT STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Naomi Ackie (Jannah), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Richard E. Grant (General Pryde), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Keri Russell (Zorii Bliss), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), with Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine) and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian).

The film is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams and the story is by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio, based on characters created by George Lucas. Composer John Williams, who has scored every episode in the Skywalker saga since 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope, returns for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

ABOUT LUCASFILM LTD.
Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California. Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. ©2020 & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

MOVIES ANYWHERE (MA)
Movies Anywhere 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. Movies Anywhere brings together the movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), and Warner Bros. Participating digital retailers are iTunes. Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV and FandangoNOW. Movies Anywhere offers a library of over 7,500 digital movies, including new releases, and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can connect their Movies Anywhere account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies from the comfort of their living room and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices, Windows 10 and Xbox devices; and popular browsers. Consumers can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere.


ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
For over 95 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. The Walt Disney Studios encompasses a collection of respected film studios, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios. It is also home to Walt Disney Records, Hollywood Records, and Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of world-class stage shows.

 

February 18, 2020

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Contigo Water Bottle only $4.89

Head on over to Amazon and score a Contigo JKG100A01 Jackson Reusable Water Bottle, 24 oz, Greyed Jade on sale for $4.89!  Perfect for kids in sports, taking to the gym, work, etc.

  • Seal It In: Leak proof lid (when closed) for on the go activities
  • Carry On: Carry handle for easy transportation
  • Lend a Hand: Easy one handed drinking from this reusable water bottle with the push of a button
  • Big Mouth: Wide mouth ideal for chugging or adding ice cubes
  • Split Body: Split body design for ease of cleaning or adding ice cubes Clean Up: Top rack dishwasher safe lid and body
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Seal It In – Leak proof lid (when closed) for on the go activities
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Amazon First Reads - #Free Book for Amazon Prime Members

Amazon Prime Members can request a free book each from Amazon First Reads!

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February 13, 2020

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DOLITTLE arrives on Digital March 24, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 7, 2020

STRAIGHT FROM THEATERS AND YOURS TO KEEP, LOADED WITH NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN,
BEHIND-THE-SCENES SECRETS ON THE MAKING OF THE FILM,
CAST INTERVIEWS, AND MORE!  

ONLY AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL MARCH 24, 2020
4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD APRIL 7, 2020
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
 He’s not just a people person! Universal Pictures Home Entertainment reignites a classic character, as Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Endgame, Sherlock Holmes) stars in DOLITTLE, arriving on Digital March 24, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 7, 2020. Own the movie all the animals are talking about and go an epic journey with a hilarious always cold bear, an anxious gorilla, a lovable giraffe, a ferocious tiger, and more! Fly behind-the-scenes with Robert Downey Jr. and the star-studded cast to explore the wild world of DOLITTLE.
The adventurous tale is brought to life with an all-star cast that includes the voice talents of Academy® Award winner Emma Thompson (Last Christmas, Late Night), Academy® Award winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody, “Mr. Robot”), Selena Gomez (“Wizards of Waverly Place”), John Cena (“WWE”), and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and more. The film is directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) and produced by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey.
Robert Downey Jr. electrifies as the man who could talk to animals: DOLITTLE. After losing his wife, he hermits himself away behind the high wall of his manor but is forced to set sail on an epic adventure when the queen falls gravely ill. Helping Dolittle in search of a rare cure are his rambunctious animal friends—including Chee-Chee (Malek), an anxious, self-conscious gorilla; Dab-Dab (Octavia Spencer, The Help), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck; the bickering duo of cynical, neurotic ostrich Plimpton (Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick, “Silicon Valley”) and chilly-but-chill polar bear Yoshi (Cena); as well as a headstrong parrot named Polynesia (Thompson). Catch incredible bonus content that you can only see on the 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital release showcasing the making of the film and insight to all the cast. 

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL:
  • TALK TO THE ANIMALS – Dolittle is surrounded by a motley cast of characters. Take a peek at all the fun the cast had giving each of the animals their unique voice.
  • ROBERT DOWNEY JR. & HARRY: MENTOR AND MENTEE – Acting opposite a legendary actor like Robert Downey Jr. can be an intimidating experience, but Harry Collett handled it like a pro. See the unique bond the two actors formed on-set, and how Downey took the film’s young co-star under his wing.
  • BECOMING THE GOOD DOCTOR – See the process of how this team of talented artists brought this film to life, and how Robert Downey Jr. transformed into the iconic Dolittle. 
  • ANTONIO BANDERAS: PIRATE KING – Antonio Banderas discusses what attracted him to the project, his experiences working with Robert Downey Jr., and what he brought to the role of King Rassouli. 
  • THE WICKED DR. MÜDFLY – Who is the nefarious villain Dr. Blair Müdfly? Michael Sheen dives into his character's motivations for being Dolittle's foil.
  • A MOST UNUSUAL HOUSE – It takes a special home to accommodate humans and animals alike. Explore the unique rooms and modifications that allow Dolittle to house anyone or anything - big or small.

DOLITTLE will be available on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.
  • 4K Ultra HD™ is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
    • DOLITTLE 4K Ultra HD™ is available with HDR10+™, providing a premium HDR picture quality. HDR10+ transforms your movie watching experience with incredible brightness and contrast for each scene, delivering brighter brights and deepest darks.
  • Blu-ray™ 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. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.
FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Harry Collett, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard
Music By: Danny Elfman
Costume Designer: Jenny Beavan
Edited By: Craig Alpert
Production Designer: Dominic Watkins
Director of Photography: Guillermo Navarro
Executive Producers: Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Bradshaw, Zachary Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Susan Downey
Screen Story By: Thomas Sheperd
Screenplay By: Stephen Gaghan and Dan Gregor & Doug Mand
Directed By: Stephen Gaghan
TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD™:
Street Date: April 7, 2020
Selection Number: 61199933 (US) / 61210589 (CDN)
Layers: BD 100
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG for some action, rude humor and brief language
Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish
Video: 2160p UHD HDR10+ / HDR 10
Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Run Time: 01:41:15
TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: April 7, 2020
Selection Number: 61199838 (US) / 61199908 (CDN)
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG for some action, rude humor and brief language
Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish
Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Run Time: 01:41:15
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: April 7, 2020
Selection Number: 61199837 (US) / 61199907 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG for some action, rude humor and brief language
Languages/Subtitles: English, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 01:41:21
ABOUT UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT:
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television and Awesomeness.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

February 11, 2020

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Cake Mix Donuts - Perfect for Valentine's Day


Donuts are a yummy treat, but when you buy them at the store they are covered with thick frostings, sugar and usually deep fried.   To help  cut the sugar content and the deep fried aspect, I opted to make baked cake donuts that use flavored waters to help sweeten the donut and give it a light yummy flavor!

Prep time Cook time Total Time
10 mins 10-15 mins 20-25 mins

Yield: 2 dozen large donuts or 4 dozen mini donuts

  

Ingredients
  • 1 box  yellow cake mix (I used a store brand that was 18.2oz)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Aquaball flavored water of your choice (I used Berry Frost) or your favorite brand of flavored water
Glaze:
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • sprinkles (optional) 
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In your mixer, mix together the cake mix, egg, vegetable oil, and Aquaball water until completely mixed
      
  4. Pour batter into a zipper plastic bag and cut off small section of one corner. If you are making with kids it is easier for them to handle a lunch size bag, if not use a gallon bag. 
  5. Squeeze donut mixture into sprayed donut pan, filling each opening about a  ½ full.
     
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. Let donuts cool in pan  and  then remove place on a on wire rack (under  each rack place wax paper).

For the Glaze:
  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the melted butter, powdered sugar, and milk until  there are no more lumps
     
  2. Dip the the donuts about ½ way into the glaze.
     
  3. Place back on wire cooling rack.
  4. Top with fun sprinkles if you desire! 
  5. Let them sit on wire rack until glaze set
     

February 10, 2020

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Give the gift of pampering this Valentine's Day with Black Seaweed Peel Off Masks



This Valentine's day, why not give the gift of pampering! From the Welsh seaside comes a deep detox for beautiful skin – 7thHeaven’s new Black Seaweed Peel Off Mask.  This luxurious, mineral-infused skin treatment lifts away soil and grease to leave skin clear, healthy and glowing.  The marine mask harnesses the skin-caring qualities of chopped black laver seaweed harvested on the coastline of Wales together with crushed sea buckthorn berries and sea salt.   Pair the Black Seaweed Peel Off Mask with some candles, fuzzy robe, etc. and make it a nice Valentine pampering basket.


  • An ultra-deep cleansing formula straight from the sea
  • Provides weekly detox to cleanse skin of dirt and grease, helping it to better absorb skin care products like moisturizers and serums
  • Features chopped black laver seaweed from the coastline of Wales and crushed sea buckthorn berries
  • These are pressed together to make a luxurious black peel-off mask
  • Clears impurities that can cause blemishes and wrinkles, but won’t strip the skin
  • Comes in single-serve pouches; perfect for travel
  • Has a fresh, marine fragrance
  • To use:
    • Thoroughly cleanse skin using warm water only; leave wet
    • Apply mask
    • Relax for 15-20 minutes
    • Peel off gently and feel the difference
    • Apply weekly
  • MSRP $1.99 for a generous single-use .5 oz sachet
  • Made in the U.K.
  • Available for purchase at Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Harmon Discount, Ulta and Ulta.com
  • Cruelty-free, member of BUAV/Leaping Bunny and PETA


About 7th Heaven
7th Heaven is a line of face masks that are effective, inexpensive and loaded with natural ingredients.  Known for “wow” fragrances and innovative ingredients, 7th Heaven is a division of Montagne Jeunesse LTD., a UK-based company that has been in business for 30 years, making natural beauty products with a minimum impact on all forms of life.  The brand is sold in mass market and grocery outlets throughout the US including Walmart and Ulta Beauty. Products sell for under $3.  7th Heaven is a cruelty free company and member of BUAV/Leaping Bunny and PETA. 

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