Saturday, March 31, 2012

Guylian Chocolates a great gift idea (and a Giveaway)


Are you looking for a great chocolate gift? Well mother's day is right around the corner I would like to suggest Guylian Chocolates, here is a little more information about the chocolates from the website:

Guy Foubert was a passionate Belgian Chocolatier making handmade chocolate truffles in  Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. In 1958, Guy and Liliane joined their names, both in marriage  and in their company name creating Chocolaterie Guylian; a small, artisanal chocolate maker. Today, Guylian crafts the finest authentic Belgian
chocolate truffles
, selling them to chocolate lovers in Belgium and in more  than 100 countries across the world.

Guylian Artisanal Belgian Chocolates provide the ultimate experience for chocolate lovers. Each luxurious
chocolate seashell is marbled with 100% pure, silky smooth milk, dark and white Belgian chocolate. Our irresistible seashell chocolates are filled with a rich, decadent, and luxuriously creamy chocolate truffle; the original handmade recipe of Guy & Liliane. Our signature truffle recipe is still made in small-batch copper kettles exclusively by Guylian's Master Chocolatiers in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.


I was able to try this wonderful chocolate last year, here is the link to my review of you would like to check that out. 


 Guylian Chocolates are generously offering one of Susan's Disney Family readers a chance to win
One winner (1) of the following products, One – 22 piece box of Guylian Artisanal Belgian Original Chocolate Truffles Two - 6 piece Original Chocolate Truffle Box Four - 2 piece Original Chocolate Truffle Box! WOW! To enter please let me know who would love this as a gift! 

Buy it:

Purchase your own at www.guylianbelgianchocolate.com or you can buy the chocolate near you just check out their local retailers search tool.

 Win it:

One winner (1) of the following products:
One – 22 piece box of Guylian Artisanal Belgian Original Chocolate Truffles 
Two - 6 piece Original Chocolate Truffle Box
Four - 2 piece Original Chocolate Truffle Box

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

$25 Regal Cinemas GC giveaway

 I am getting together with a group of blogs to bring you this great contest.


Click here to find the nearest Regal Cinema in your area. The gift card

- is honored, just like cash, at the box office or concessions.

- is welcome to be redeemed for advance ticket purchases - at the Theatre Box Office.

- cannot be redeemed online at REGmovies.com, CorporateBoxOffice.com or Fandango.com.

- cannot be redeemed for cash unless required by law.

- has no expiration date or dormancy fees.

- cannot be applied toward the purchase of Super Saver tickets (VIP, Premiere or Ultimate Movie Packs)

- redeemable at any Regal Entertainment Group location nationwide (Regal Cinemas, Edwards Theatres or United Artists Theatres).




Giveaway will accept entries until April 3. 18+, US only. Good luck!


Good luck!


Friday, March 30, 2012

We Bought a Zoo Blu-Ray & DVD April 3rd


If you are looking for a great family friendly movie, I have a gem for you! We Bought a Zoo, is a hearwarming movie that the whole family will love.



Featuring Family Friendly Audio Track The Whole Family Will Go Wild for this Heartwarming Adventure Starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson On Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download April 3

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) and starring Matt Damon (Contagion, True Grit), Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and Thomas Haden Church (Easy A, Sideways), WE BOUGHT A ZOO is a sweet-natured tale that you'll want to see with your kids (Liz Braun, Jam! Movies).

Benjamin Mee (Damon) is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young children.  Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city with a unique bonus feature: a zoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park, where dozens of animals reside under the care of head zookeeper Kelly Foster (Johansson) and her dedicated team. With no experience, limited time and a shoestring budget, Mee sets out with the support of his family and the local community to reopen the zoo. Now, Benjamin is no longer reporting an adventure story; he’s living it in his own backyard.

Featuring an incredible musical score composed by Jansi of the band Sigur , the WE BOUGHT A ZOO Blu-ray is loaded with over 2½ hours of special features including 20 deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, four behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentary with Director Cameron Crowe, star J.B. Smoove (The Sitter, Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Editor Mark Livolsi, and more. The film also features an English Family Friendly Audio Track that earned the Dove Seal of Approval.  The Blu-ray and DVD will be available for an average retail price of $24.99 and $19.99 respectively. Prebook is March 7.

WE BOUGHT A ZOO Blu-ray Combo Pack Special Features
  • Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy including theatrical film
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes 
 Our Take:


We Bought a Zoo is a movie that tugs on your heartstrings, Benjamin and his kids are very upset at the loss of their mother. Benjamin’s son is doing poorly in school and is expelled, and he has to move.. This are looking very bad for poor Benjamin and his family what is he going to do?? Well that is when the zoo fits in…

Of course being the big animal fan my daughter just loved the movie (I think we have a future vegetarian with my daughter) she just loved seeing all of the different animals. I have to say this is one of the better movies I have seen in a while, it is a cute story and I loved seeing the animals too.  I have to say I got chocked up and cried a bit during this movie, but it is not a sappy cry filled movie, it is funny and has a great story as well. I think  Matt Damon fit in well for the family man role, he did a great job, and I enjoy wating him as an actor. (and it does not hurt that he is not bad to look at).

So what happens to Benjamin and his family, how did the zoo work out? Well I will not spoil the movie for you, make sure to pick this movie up to find out.

This is a feel good family movie, that I would recommend. And this is out 4/3/12 just in time to pick this up for Easter! Make sure to pick up this cute family movie at a store near you.



Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a copy of the dvd to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Week 6 20 Second Fitness


Week 6

 
Well I made it! Yay me! I made it through the six weeks of 20 Second Fitness 


I am proud to say this is the first exercise class/routines that I have ever stuck with for the entire thing! I can’t believe I did it.

I only lost a few pounds through the six weeks, but actual pound loss is not all I was looking for with 20 Second Fitness, I wanted to look and feel better. I wanted to shrink down a bit and lose inches. Well I have to say 20 Second Fitness gave me what I really wanted, inches lost! I wanted something that would not take that much time away from my day, and this gave me my precious time back.

If you are looking for a workout routine, that will help you feel better about yourself, and look better 20 Second Fitness is for you. Remember swimsuit season is right around the corner, and it is coming up fast. I you would like to look better than ever in your swimsuit, you still have time to check out 20 Second Fitness, make sure to use the code below for Free shipping on your order.

20 Second fitness, is a challenge, but with any challenge, there are rewards and I just love what I accomplished.

I still think burpees are evil , burpees are when you jump down onto the floor, doing a something like a pushup, then jump back up again.  Ugh, those were the hardest part of any workout I have ever done.. Ever!

But overall I would recommend 20Second fitness, it is great for working mothers like me who just do not that kind of time to spend exercising, this is the program for you short intense workouts worked well for me.

I am going to go back to week 1 and keep with the program, I am hoping to fit in a great looking swimsuit this year!


                 Buy it:

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received 20 second fitness to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

pediped flex shoes, great for the spring! Review (And a Giveaway)


Taking care of your feet is so very important, and I want to make sure I have the best shoes for my daughter.  She is a very active girl that loves to play.  If you are looking for shoes for tiny babies to bigger girls and boys.  The pediped Originals line, have , flexible soles and are are recommended by pediatricians and podiatrists because they allow children to closely mimic barefoot walking. Shoes that are almost like being barefoot. I just wish I would have known about these great shoes when I was a child.

pediped® has become one of the fastest growing children’s footwear brands in the U.S. and offers more than 120 designs. pediped’s three footwear lines include:

  •  Originals® (soft soled shoes for children ages birth to 2), 
  •  Grip ‘n’ Go™ (soft rubber soled shoes for children 9 months to three years) 
  •  Flex® (rubber soled shoes for children 1-8 years).   

Plus pediped Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™, and Flex® have been officially recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) as being beneficial for children’s growing feet.

Here is some information about the Flex line:

pediped Flex® is the big step in the pediped footwear system and the ultimate shoe for confident walkers who have developed a solid, natural stride. Flex® combine everything you could want in a rubber soled shoe: high quality materials, soft and flexible soles, and adorable styles.

Our water-safe shoes are light-weight, eco-friendly, and able to handle dunks and splashes, so they still look great after a day at the pool or beach.

Machine Washable shoes can handle the playground and the washing machine, so they are easy to keep clean and smelling fresh.

Our eco-friendly material is made without any solvents during the manufacturing process, resulting in reduced carbon dioxide emission and less use of water and energy.

My Review:
I was very fortunate (or should I say my daughter was) to be able to review a great pair of  pediped’s - Flex Minnie – Raspberry from the spring/summer collection. And now that spring is here, it is a great time for these shoes. It is really starting to warm up here in the northeast, and we are looking forward to the nice spring/summer weather that will come soon.
 My daughter who is seven years old just loves these shoes, and they fit her feet well. The color is such a pretty pink and it really stands out.

These flex shoes are machine washable, and that is a wonderful thing! To be able to wash her shoes? Wow, that is a great bonus. My daughter can be hard on her shoes, she loves to play in the yard and run and just have fun. And this makes her shoes pretty grimy at times,  and having the option to be able to wash her shoes is great for me. The closed toe style will my daughters  feet comfortable and protected,  and the mesh on the shoes will keep her feet cool.





The shoes are well made, and I am sure they will stand up to all my daughter does in them. They are very flexable and I will be getting her another pair soon, she lives in these shoes. She wears them to play, wears them to school. Pretty much all the time, I would love to pick up another color for her.

I will surely be bringing these great shoes on our trip to Disney World this May, the shoes will be great to walk around the park. And for those who have been to Disney World before, you walk and walk and walk. It is quite the workout for the feet. I am sure my daughters feet will be comfortable, and stylish in her new pediped shoes.

There are so many great shoes on the pediped site, they have an Adventure Line of water safe shoes, washable shoes, sandals, mary janes, boat shoes for boys and more.  If you are looking for a pair of shoes for your little one, pedipeds are the shoes for you.

Make sure to sign up to become a pediped Insider on www.pediped.com to be the first to know on news of special promotions, new product introductions and more.

 I love that pediped also gives back, the pediped foundation established in 2010.  The foundation has donated nearly  $1,500,000 worth of products and monetary support to children. The company has donated $470,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, helping to grant of over 60 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. I love that your purchase will help a child, it just makes you feel good about buying from a company, pediped is trying to make a difference in the world for the better.

The generous folks at pediped are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a pair of pediped’s you can choose from boy or girl and the size. To enter please visit  www.pediped.com


Buy it:

You can purchase the Spring/Summer 2012 collection online at www.pediped.com.

Win it:

One winner will win a pair of girls or boys pediped shoes


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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a pair of shoes to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED- Review and fun coloring pages.

Are you looking for a great family movie that is fun and cute, and if you love to sing along you will just love Chipwrecked!


CHIPMUNKS AND CHIPETTES REUNITE FOR THE GREATEST ADVENTURE EVER

The Latest Installment of the Blockbuster Movie Franchise Cruises on to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download March 27
Also Available in an “Island Adventure” Edition with Additional Fun Features Including Sing-Alongs, Games and More!


Everyone’s favorite chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore, and their female companions, The Chipettes, have the time of their lives during a family vacation they’ll never forget in ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on March 27 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.The hilarious live-action comedy will also be available as an exciting “Island Adventure” edition on Blu-ray and 2-Disc DVD, filled with tons of fun for the whole family to enjoy just in time for Easter.



The Chipmunks, Chipettes and their caretaker Dave Sevelle (Jason Lee; “My Name is Earl”) embark on a trip of a lifetime aboard the Carnival Dream cruise ship.  Seeking fun and excitement, the Chipmunks turn the luxury cruise liner into their own personal playground.  But the ultimate vacation quickly becomes a disaster when the Chipmunks, Dave and Carnival cruise pelican mascot, who turns out to be the chipmunks’ old manager, Ian Hawke (David Cross; Megamind), accidentally fall overboard and find themselves ‘Chipwrecked’ on a remote island.  Stuck in an unfamiliar territory, the six furry castaways are separated from Dave and must figure out a way to survive on their own for the first time in their lives.


Written and produced by husband and wife duo Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKEDfeatures a star-studded voice cast with Justin Long (Dodgeball) as Alvin, Mathew Gray Gubler (“Criminal Minds”) as Simon, Jesse McCartney (Horton Hears a Who!) as Theodore, Christina Applegate (“Up All Night) as Brittany, Anna Faris (What’s Your Number?) as Jeanette, and Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”) as Eleanor.

Alvin and the Chipmunks began as an American animated music group in 1958 that was developed by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. who created a one-of-a-kind singing trio consisting of three animated chipmunks, Alvin, Simon and Theodore.  Nearly six decades later, the franchise boasts an impressive collection of music albums, children’s books, video games, Television shows, Television specials, and animated and live-action feature films.  In addition,
Alvin and the Chipmunks has received several awards including five Grammy Awards®, two Kids Choice Awards®, and an American Music Awards®, among others, and continues to entertain families with a lovable characters as shown in its latest live-action film installment,ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED.


Showcasing a variety of popular songs from Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” to LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” fans can get munked with the Munk Music & Dance Machine special feature on the ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED Blu-ray and DVD.  Additional special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include sing-a-long music videos, behind-the-scenes featurettes, extended scenes, and more.  Fans can also enjoy an exciting Chipwrecked: Coloring with The Chipmunks App, featured exclusively on the Blu-ray Disc.  The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.98 respectively, and the two-disc Island Adventure edition will be available for $34.98.


Our Take:


I just loved the chipmunks when I was a little kid, it was a show that I just had to watch. They were so funny, and I loved to watch them get into all sorts of trouble.  When I was young they had some toys with the chipmunks, but it was not like today… This cute little guys (and gals) are everywhere, from movies to video games

I am so happy that they are popular again, and my daughter can enjoy the fun trio. But things have changed since I was little, now I see that they have added girls chipmunks! (see I am showing my age!) I love the addition of the cute girls, and my daughter of course loves them, she is a huge fan of Brittney! I recently spent some mommy – daughter time with my little girl, we watched Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked together, and I have to say we had a good time watching this cute movie.

My daughter loved when the Chipetts had the dance competition, it was too cute when they were dancing to Lady Gaga. They looked so cute in those little dresses, very stylish chipmunks if you ask me!

The sing along music videos were a cute extra, you have not lived until you have heard the chipmunks version of these popular songs!  I think it is still as funny as I found it as a kid.  So if you are looking for a great movie for the whole family, or an awesome Easter basket filler, make sure to pick this movie up.

Buy it:

You can purchase ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED in stores and online.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Zumba Fitness Rush for Kinect flash mob video

Check out this crazy flash mob video – they just had 2,000+ people storm Nokia Plaza with Zumba creator Beto and celebrity Zumba instructor Gina Grant and dance out some wild routines in celebration of the launch of the Zumba Fitness Rush video game.

here is the video





Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Kids Are Amazing FLASH Giveaway

I know my daughter just loves getting mail, and would love to win something like this!




Kids are amazing! I honestly believe that the best thing that ever happened to me was becoming a mom. Everyday they do or say something that either keeps me on my toes or makes me laugh uncontrollably. From the funny things they say and do to those funny little personalities. I am truly blessed to have my little comedians. This is Cheyenne and her audition to be the next KISS member!


Today we are going to give something away for the kids. All kids love getting mail, even if its just the weekly flyer from the supermarket. Well we want them to get super excited about getting something special just for them! We will even personally address it to them! Enter from March 30 - April 2, 2012!

Thank you to Africa's Blog, Kathleen's Blog Spot and Mommy and Baby Reviews and Giveaways for Sponsoring the giveaway. And a huge thank you to all of the blogs hosting the giveaway.


This is a great giveaway, just make sure to enter using the rafflecopter form below, thanks

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions, . No compensation was received. All opinions are my own. This is a unofficial fan site that is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or Disney theme parks.

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