Thursday, October 31, 2013

Magnificent Mike Wazowski Pumpkin! And fun activities!


Be amazed as one of Disneyland's pumpkin carvers brings Mike Wazowski to life out of a simple seasonal gourd in celebration of this week's release of MONSTERS UNIVERSITY!

Whip up a monstrously delicious Halloween feast with recipes below care of Mike, Sulley and the pledges over at OK, PNK and ROR! POP QUIZ! It's time for a Monsters University Quiz! How many eyes does Squishy have? What is the name of Mike Wazowski's Elementary school? These are just some of the questions you'll have to answer correctly to ace this test!
 Clip: Mike Wazowski Pumpkin Carving Time Lapse
                                 
Check out these fun Halloween activities too:

                       Download Spooky Halloween Activities





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Driven Coffee Great Coffee, Greater Purpose. #Giveaway



 Are you a coffee lover? Is a great cup of coffee a must to start or end your day? Well you are going to love this new coffee company that I was recently introduced to, Driven Coffee.  Here is a little more information about this great company from the website:
Great Coffee, Greater Purpose. What drives you? Driven Coffee is a new brand that offers consumers the world’s finest specialty grade coffees. Ranging from our light roast Breakfast Blend to our dark Italian Roast, our new line of unique blends and single origin coffees appeal to even the most refined palates. Driven Coffee makes a positive impact on the world by roasting and selling the finest specialty grade coffees and donating 10% of all sales to our partner causes.

Celebrate National Pizza Month With Classico Elevate Pizza Night #Giveaway



Did you know that October is National Pizza Month?  Well I have to admit I never knew this in the past but it is a cool idea, and I wanted to make something yummy to celebrate national pizza month this year and Elevate Pizza Night.  Classico pizza sauce makes making your pizza day easy and delicious.

We were sent three different Classico sauces:
  • CLASSICO Traditional Pizza Sauce
  • CLASSICO Fire Roasted Pizza Sauce
  • CLASSICO Creamy White Pizza Sauce (not available yet this will be in stores Spring 2014)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: PicturesOnGold.com “Build Your Own Locket” #Giveaway

 I love to wear jewelry, especially personalized jewelry. Picturesongold.com offers some of the most unique and nice personalized jewelry. Picturesongold.com sells a great variety of jewelry, and Silver Lockets that can be inscribed with dates, names or whatever saying you like, as well as a  laser engraved photo that you would like. Here is a little info about this great company from the website:



Little Mike/ Monsters University adorable pics and a clip!

In celebration of the release of MONSTERS UNIVERSITY on Blu-ray Combo Pack, revel in the monstrous cuteness of Little Mike with images and a clip! If you have not seen this movie as of yet, you are going to love little Mike he is adorable!!!

Streekers true temporary hair color with a difference.


Are you looking for a fun way to brighten up your hair color, be it for Halloween, a party or to cheer on your favorite team? What if I told you there was an easy way to temporarily color your hair with some fun bright colors, that will wash out in one shampoo? You are going to love Streekers true temporary hair color, here is a little more information about the company from the website:    


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dove® Clear Tone Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant #Giveaway



Are you looking for a deodorant that will keep you dry and smelling great? Well you are going to love Dove® Clear Tone Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant! Here is a little more information about these great new deodorants from the website:
Shaving can have harsh effects on delicate underarms causing skin to lose up to 50 percent more moisture, leading to dryness and inflammation. This, in turn, can lead to red and dark marks that 32 million U.S. women experience. Building on a heritage in skin care that dates back more than 50 years, Dove® introduces NEW Clear Tone Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant - the only deodorant in the U.S. designed to reduce red and dark marks and even skin tone.*

Good Humor - Reese's Halloween Ice Cream Peanut Butter Cups fun ice cream for Halloween




Are you a Reese’s fan? For me there is nothing better than the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. The sweetness of the chocolate and the salty sweet peanut butter are a match made in heaven. Did you know that Reese’s has a new way to enjoy the peanut butter and chocolate you love? Well there is a limited edition Good Humor's Reese's Halloween-themed Ice Cream Peanut Butter Cups are shaped like pumpkins and are filled with peanut butter ice cream with a Reese's peanut butter swirl. These delights are  dipped in a milk chocolate-flavored coating. Do I have your attention?

McDonald’s and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Philadelphia Region, Inc. – the 2014 RMHC Scholarship Program! @McDPhilly #RMHCScholarships


McDonald’s and Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of the Philadelphia Region, Inc. – the 2014 RMHC Scholarship Program!


Now through January 21, 2014, high school seniors in the Greater Philadelphia Region have the chance to apply for one of our unique local scholarships.



Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of the Philadelphia Region with the support of the McDonald’s® Owner/Operators of the Greater Philadelphia Region are seeking qualified applicants from the Greater Philadelphia Region to apply for one of four scholarships:

Monster High™: 13 Wishes dvd just in time for Halloween




Is your little girl a fan of the Monsters High dolls and movies? There seem to be little pretty monsters everywhere these days. My daughter is a huge fan, who is set on collecting all of these little monsters. If your daughter is a fan like my daughter she is going to love the newest dvd release "Monster High™: 13 Wishes.". Here is a little more information about this great new dvd from the website:

Just in time for Halloween, Monster High™ unearths freaky-fab new monsters in the new movie "Monster High™: 13 Wishes." In partnership with Universal Pictures, the third feature-length film from Monster High™ brings to life the age-old adage of "Be scare-ful what you wish for." The film introduces new ghoul, Gigi Grant™, who comes to Monster High to grant the ghouls not three, but 13 wishes! Girls can play out their own fangtastic wishes with a line of themed dolls, toys and a video game available at retailers nationwide. The "Monster High™: 13 Wishes" DVD retails for $19.99. Visit MonsterHigh13Wishes.com for more information.

To help celebrate the release of the new DVD, Mattel is also releasing a new line of Monster High dolls that will feature favorite ghouls Frankie, Clawdeen, Draculaura and Howleeen, and some cool new characters as well. My daughter was very fortunate to be able to check out a screener for this great new dvd. When she found out that "Monster High™: 13 Wishes." Would soon arrive, she squealed with delight she was so very excited and just so happy! My daughter has been a monsters high fan for many years she just loves the idea of monsters that are fashionable and pretty.

 Yes my daughter is being a Monsters High character for Halloween, she is going as Rochelle the gargoyle. So needless to say my daughter adored this new movie, she loved that the monster got 13 wishes instead of 3. She came up with so many things my she would wish for including a mansion and lots of money, and more monster high dolls!! 
 Tired of being under her popular older sister’s shadow, Howleen Wolf™ stumbles upon an ancient genie lantern hidden deep within the attic of Monster High™. The genie is freed and grants Howleen not 3, but 13 wishes! Howleen soon discovers that each wish comes with a dark side. Join the ghouls of Monster High™ on an all-new movie adventure as they learn the age-old adage of “Be scare-ful what you wish for.”

She loved the new character Gigi Grant, a fun little genie with a little sinister side. Of course she had to run out and get Gigi, in fact she s had the Gigi doll months before the movie ever came out. So my daughter was really happy to see what this character was all about in the new movie. She seems super sweet… but she has a bit of a dark side, I will not run the show for you, so if you want to learn more make sure to pick up this new dvd.   Overall the dvd was good, I enjoyed it as well. My daughter watched this movie over and over again. So much so, I told her that she had to watch it again on her portable dvd player, and she did and watched it some more.
 With Halloween in just a few days! Fans are going to love the new Monster High 13 Wishes movie,  This is the third animated CG film in the Monster High DVD series. The dvd is available now. This would make a great Halloween gift, or if you are looking for some Christmas gifts like me? I always love to shop early, and this dvd would make a great gift or stocking stuffer for that special person on your holiday gift list this year.


Is the little girl in your life a Monsters High fan? Is she looking forward to seeing Monster High™: 13 Wishes?



Buy it:

You can purchase "Monster High™: 13 Wishes."  In stores or online at Amazon 

    
 






Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a screener 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 .



Monday, October 28, 2013

InvitationBox.com a great place for cards, and invites! #Giveaway


 Are you looking for a great place to get personalized cards and stationary, I would love to recommend InvitationBox.com. With the holidays right around the corner, it is time to start looking for your holiday cards, or holiday invitations. You are going to love the selection from InvitationBox.com here is some information about the company from the website:

When the envelope is opened, your invitation is the first indication a guest has about the event and the party details ahead. Make an impression on your guests with our unique, classic, sassy and modern party invitations, baby shower invitations, bridal shower invitations, and birthday invitations that really say something about your style and the type of event you're hosting. InvitationBox.com offers a vast selection of themed party invitations and special occasion invitations.

Star Wars Weekends Disney World Solo trip #Starwarsweekend #Disney #Travel


After getting to ride Star Tours I headed over to the Sci-Fi for lunch, this place gets a bad wrap as far as food goes, the ambiance is top notch and is one of the best themed restaurants on property, but the one thing I hear from most people is the food is less than stellar. We've eaten here a few times and I've never had an issue with the food, I really don't get the dislike of the food. It's much better than people give it credit for. They were turning people away left and right because they didn't have reservations and were not able to get a seat. People need to do homework and know what's going on before they head to WDW, there is no excuse for not knowing what to do there are far too many resources on line to let you know what's going on and what you can do to make your trip better. 
After lunch I meandered around the park a little more and headed back to the Pop to pass out, after 12 hours plus in the Studio's I needed a rest! I passed out watching hockey, I don't remember much.....I was watching hockey and the next thing I know it's 6 something in the morning! 
A solid 9 hours of sleep recharged my batteries and I was headed back to the Studio's for more Star Wars fun. I had planned Saturday for doing the Star Wars themed shows that I was not able to do in past trips and knew most of my day would be devoted to waiting in lines but before my second great line adventure of the weekend I did manage to squeeze a couple of spins on Toy Story Midway Mania and a few flights on Star Tours. And I managed to get my picture taken with Darth Vader (I got to act like Vader was choking me, that was the popular pose for pictures with the Dark Lord). I also got my pic taken with Mace Windu and Shaak Ti who were questioning the odd markings on my arms (tattoo's) and were questioning if I was a bounty hunter since I have a tattoo of Boba Fett on my right arm, it was fun interacting with the characters trying to explain why I have the tattoo's I have to people who are acting like they don't know what a tattoo is.


More to come! Stay tuned!



Susan S. 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 .



Have you ever had a family member move to another country? If so, how was the transition for them?



Calgary is a lovely city that is located in the Provence of Alberta. For those of you not familiar with Calgary, its economy is booming and there are jobs aplenty.  If you need a great deal on Canadian mortgage rates make sure you shop around. Calgary's downtown district features  an  eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, public squares, and of course some great shopping. Calgary had a population of 988,193 this makes it the third-largest municipality in the country and largest in Alberta. (check out Wikipedia for more information)

Monsters University Bonus & Film Clips


 Monsters University releases tomorrow (10/29) on Blu-ray Combo Pack! Below are bonus and film clips for your review including deleted scenes, a behind the scenes gag creative session at Pixar as well as a closer look at designing the campus and key characters.


Mike & Sulley's Monstrous Halloween Activities!

Is your family ready for a monstrously good Halloween? Mike and Sulley want to make sure your home is fully monsterized with Sulley's Spooky Smoothie recipe, a Mike Wazowski pumpkin carving template, candy totes that are a scream to make and the spookiest window decorations on the block!

Monsters University releases on Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 29th!

                  Download Monstrous Halloween Activities

Marvel's THOR: THE DARK WORLD - LEGO® Thor and Loki Adventure Video #ThorDarkWorld #ThorDarkWorldEvent


 This Lego video is adorable! Be sure to check this out: 
            


Family Turbo Activities #TurboFastFun @FHEInsiders #Giveaway on dvd 11/12!


  I will be receiving a copy of Turbo for being a member of the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders. All opinions are my own.
Here are some fun Turbo activities that kids will love!




What motivates you to be healthy or get fit?


This is a sponsored post with the Niche Parent Network & Conference all opinions are 100% my own.



I have always struggled with weight ever since I was a little girl, I was always that chubby girl that never seemed to be able to lose weight.   I am at a point in my life where I have to learn to eat healthy, and drop some weight. I  am also a snacker and I know this will be the tough part to overcome in general.  I have been a bit of a yo-yo dieter all of my life on again and off again. I know this is not the healthiest way to live. There has to be something better out there? My family motivates me to get healthier, for them and myself. There are some options out there. Well there is surgery…  A tummy tuck was something I was always thinking of doing. It would help my clothes fit better and I think I would look nicer. The thing I am scared of most is scarring, I have quite a few scars already from various accidents and the like. And adding more scars to that list… ugh that scares me.  No that is not for me, I am more of a Natural weightloss  kind of girl, with getting healthy and losing weight this is something I can do on my own. I have tried a few Weight loss programs and some have worked for me. But what is would the most for me is exercising. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Kia Motors released an awesome video all about the "Evolution of the Modern Car!".

Kia Motors released an awesome video all about the "Evolution of the Modern Car!". Make sure to check out this fun video!
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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 .


Thursday, October 24, 2013

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER first look at the new trailer see it here! #CaptainAmerica



As most of you all know I was very fortunate to be able to attend the Iron Man 3 premiere event  this past April. I was able to walk the red carpet, see the great new movie first, and interview some awesome celebrities including a great Gwyneth Paltrow interview . But I have a secret…. I have been holding back on something we all got to do on this wondrous trip…. Are you curious?? Hmmm? Well here is the secret…..

I had the chance to be on the set of the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier!!! Yes I met Captain America, Mr. Chris Evans in the flesh! And I took a photo with him! No this was not a dream this really happened!!


I know you may have a bunch of questions about my on-set experience, but I can’t share all of the details as of yet.. I know, I know, you would like me to spill the beans, but be patient, I will be able to share soon enough.


But what I can share now is the NEW trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER this will be your first look, only the select bloggers from this trip have this great clip to show you! Are you excited? Well I sure am, after checking out this clip I am even more pumped to see this movie, check out this amazing trailer out for yourself.
                                 
And I will be able to share more pictures with you all from my experience soon!

  
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER releases in theaters on April 4, 2014!

 




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 .


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Play, Stay & Dine at Disney World & Save Up To $600

Play, Stay & Dine at Disney World & Save Up To $600

Booking Dates:
October 8 – December 31, 2013


Travel Dates:
For Stays most nights January 5 – March 5, 2014


Walt Disney World vacation packages are here for 2014 travel.  You can save $600* on your family vacation by booking this offer.  Here are the details:
Purchase this Walt Disney World Vacation now through Dec. 31, 2013 for stays most nights Jan. 5 – March 5, 2014 at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Save $600* (based on a family of four) on a 5-night, 6-day Plus Dining Disney Vacation Package at select Disney Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts. Or, save $400* (based on a family of four) on a 5-night, 6-day Disney World Vacation Package Plus Quick Service Dining at select Disney Value Resorts.

Happy Holidays!! It is time to start looking for holiday cards! You could win a $50 Shutterfly gift certificate #Giveaway

  Yes, yes I know it is not even Halloween yet! But have you been in the super stores and checked out the seasonal isles, if you have you would see yes the Christmas items are out already! Wow the time is just flying and the holiday will just fly by! Before you know it Halloween will be over, then Thanks Giving will be over, then here is Christmas! Would you like to be prepared now for your holiday cards. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monsters University, a great movie the whole family will love! On DVD 10/29/13



Are you looking for a great movie the whole family will love, if you liked Monsters Inc. you are going to love Monsters University! 
Rush to get Digital HD and Digital HD 3D Versions
Available for Purchase October 8, 2013
Celebrate MU’s Homecoming on Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand
on October 29, 2013.

Giving the ‘Gift of Sleep’ is Easy with new Pampers #Giveaway #Pampers



This is part of a sponsored promotion with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.



Pampers’ has unveiled their single largest product innovation rollout in the brand’s 50+ year history. The new Pampers products will begin capturing your  attention as they have already began to arrive on shelves at retail  locations across the country.  Are you excited? Well I know that I am. The new Pampers diapers are now three times drier than ordinary  diapers – uniquely meeting the needs of babies for unprecedented and superior overnight dryness and protection!
With overnight dryness in mind, Pampers offered me the opportunity to give the gift of sleep to a family in my community. So what should I purchase with the $100 certificate they sent to me? Hmm now this was a tough task, but it was for a great cause so I could not wait to gather some great items to donate to a local mom in need that could use the gift of sleep.  I could not wait to put together a great gift basket for that special mom and baby.

This Halloween, substitute with Balance Bars a healthy alternative to curb you and your kids sweet tooth. #Giveaway


It is almost Halloween, and you know what that means, candy candy candy everywhere! And if you are like me you are looking for something that is sweet but better for you. Well I have a great suggestion for you all, Balance Bars, great low calorie bars that you will love. Here is a little more information about Balance bars from the website: 

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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