Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas All Over Again Available on DVD, On Demand, and Digital HD December 13th!















One of my most favorite parts about the holidays is checking out classic holiday show, and movies, and looking out for new soon to be classics. We love to watch cartoons, sitcoms and full length movies. I don't know about you, but for us watching these fun holiday specials really put us into the holiday spirit. There is a new special that I am sure you and your family are going to love the new movie, Christmas All Over Again Available on DVD, On Demand, and Digital HD December 13th!

Sleigh bells will ring year-round when Christmas All Over Again arrives on DVD, On Demand, and Digital HD on December 13th from Lionsgate. Waking up to Christmas every morning may sound like a wonderful life, but what happens when there are no presents to wake up to? Earning the Dove Family Seal of approval, this heartwarming story brings new meaning to holiday cheer. Starring Sean Ryan Fox (TV’s “Henry Danger”), Amber Montana (TV’s “Haunted Hathaways”), Sean Ryan Fox (TV’s “Henry Danger”), Christy Carlson Romano (TV’s “Kim Possible”), and with Joey Lawrence (TV’s “Melissa & Joey”), the Christmas All Over Again DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Share your IndividualiTEA with the @TeaCouncil for a chance to win! #IndividualiTEA

For me after a long day at work there is nothing more relaxing than just kicking back and enjoying a warm cup of tea after a long day at work. There is just something so soothing about a warm cup of tea, my favorite being breakfast tea with a twist, a splash of lemon, orange or even milk. How do you enjoy your tea?  The Tea Council of the USA would love to know! 


The Tea Council of the USA is a non-profit association that was formed in 1950 as a joint partnership between tea packers, importers and allied industries within the United States, and the major tea producing countries. It functions as the promotional arm of the tea industry with a primary goal of increasing overall awareness of tea by providing information about its many positive attributes. One of the Council's primary objectives is the dissemination of key scientific findings about tea to the public. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Bleacher Creatures Are The Perfect Stocking Stuffers! A great @bcreaturetoys savings code! #ItsNotADoll


It is Black Friday! I am sure lots of you are up bright and early to get the best deals and pick up some amazing gifts. On your shopping adventures did you find all you needed for the holidays? Great gifts and great stocking stuffers? Well for me the stocking stuffers are always the hardest part to shop for, until now! Are you looking for a great stocking stuffer? Bleacher Creatures are the perfect stocking stuffers! And because it is Black Friday there is a special offer, more on that soon! 

Bleacher Creatures are the perfect way to bring the athletes and characters your family is passionate about to life. With realistic, recognizable designs and all of the cuddly, comfortable qualities of plush, Bleacher Creatures are the perfect way to Put Your Passion In Play.
Kids actively play with them and share in the passion, as they quickly become their favorite toys. Adults collect and proudly display them as a signifier of fan loyalty. People of all ages can’t help but smile in their presence.  We are honored to be partners of the NFL, NFLPA, MLB, MLBPA, NHL, NHLPA, NBA, MLS, Marvel, Warner Bros., WWE and Paramount.

Monday, November 21, 2016

A great gift for the whole family, The Andy Griffith Show: Christmas Special! #Giveaway


Do you love to watch classic TV Christmas specials? For my family and I that is one of the things we look forward to the most, for the holiday TV watching season. We love the holiday versions of our favorite shows. We catch them when we can, but it is not always easy to see some of your classic favorites on TV. Do you remember the classic episode of The Andy Griffith Show where they made the potent cucumbers? That Christmas special was one of my favorites, and now it is available on DVD!

Bring the heartwarming joy of Mayberry home with The Andy Griffith Show Christmas Special, featuring unedited versions of two episodes, both colorized and in black and white. In “The Christmas Story” local ‘Scrooge,’ Ben Weaver (Will Wright), manages to have harmless bootlegger Sam Muggins thrown into jail on Christmas, but the good folks of Mayberry have a unique plan of their own. Meanwhile, “The Pickle Story” follows Aunt Bee (Francis Bavier) as she decides to enter her homemade pickles in the annual county fair contest – only they taste like “kerosene cucumbers”! 

Looking for a great stocking stuffer idea? Kids will love The Secret Life of Pets on DVD & Blu-ray 12/6/16! #SecretLifeofPets #Giveaway




Did you “Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?” well this holiday season, you will be able to get that answer to that very question with the release of the movie The Secret Life of Pets! This movie is coming to Digital HD on November 22, 2016 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand December 6, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Who here is a fan of pets? Well what do think your beloved pets do when you leave for work? Do they just lounge around and eat then lounge some more? Or are they digging into things and causing a ruckus? Well we may never know.. right? No! We will know now, with The Secret Lives of Pets! Go on a fun journey to see just all of the zany adventures that pets go on when you are not there. My family and I loved this movie, it was entertaining and so very funny. Kevin Hart, is hilarious!!! When the bunny gets scared and leaves deposits, I cracked up! We really liked all of the bonus items, the Mini Movies were great and we watched them again and again.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Hallmark’s Keepsake Ornament’s classic ornaments the whole family will love! #LoveHallmark #KeepsakeIt #Giveaway


The holidays are almost here! It is almost time to get together with the family and decorate! One of my most favorite family traditions is getting a new Hallmark ornament for our tree each year. My husband and I stared this tradition when we were married, since our wedding was in October it was prime ornament season, so we started off with a Hallmark “Just Married” ornament, followed up shortly by a “Our New Home” ornament and then before you knew it we were buying a  “Baby’s First Christmas” ornament. We add a new fun ornament to decorate and celebrate the season. Hallmark Keepsakes capture meaningful memories to celebrate this holiday season. With more than 400 new Keepsakes available this year, there’s something for everyone.

There are some great new ornaments this year and here are a few of my favorites from Hallmark: 
 Do you have a Frozen fan in your household? Disney’s huge smash hit is everywhere these days, from books to dolls to bedding Frozen is everywhere! Well here is an ornament for them! This Frozen musical ornament features our favorite characters, Olaf, Anna and Elsa! I am sure this would make a great addition to your tree, be sure to hang it on a lower branch because your little Frozen fan will be pressing it over and over to hear the music I am sure! 
Disney Frozen Anna and Elsa Build a Snowman Musical Ornament When little Anna can't sleep, she wakes sister Elsa and convinces her to build a snowman inside the palace. What fun they have together! This Keepsake Ornament celebrates the love of sisters strong enough to conquer any fear.
I loved the movie Finding Dory, it made me laugh and it made me cry. I cared for the characters and when that happens I just fall in love with the movie. I really felt for Dory, and my heart melted when I saw baby Dory. We saw this movie multiple times, yes I am just a big kid at heart but that is ok, it keeps me young. When I saw the new Finding Dory Ornament, I may have just squealed in excitement. This is an awesome addition to our tree, that brings me back to all I love about the movie.
Finding Dory Ornament (With Sound) Dory, everyone's favorite forgetful fish—and Nemo’s friend—makes a big splash in Finding Dory. Celebrate the return of the famous blue tang with this Keepsake Ornament featuring sounds from the new movie.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Check out the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story New Featurette Now Available!!! #RogueOne

There is less than a month to go for the highly anticipated movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! Are you ready? Excited? Do you have your tickets already?? Well you will be excited to see a new featurette, check it out below.
          

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. 
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.     
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyarrives in theaters everywhere on December 16th In RealD 3D and IMAX 3D!














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Want amazing authentic Indian food? Check your freezer section for Tandoor Chef #Giveaway


November is already here, December will be before you know it, and then it’ll be 2017! I know I want to do better for myself in 2017. I want to eat better drink more water and exercise more, I just want to treat myself better. I know we try do our best to eat better when the clock strikes midnight on January 1st, and I have found a way to eat better without sacrificing taste, with Tandoor Chef! Tandoor Chef has some yummy ways that we can do just that!

Tandoor Chef, uses only the finest Indian spices & flavors to make their authentic Indian food. From your freezer to the dinner table  in minutes! Tandoor Chef, produced by Deep Foods, is a second generation family owned and operated leading manufacturer of Indian cuisine. Tandoor Chef is committed to producing restaurant quality, all natural frozen Indian food. A quality innovation leader, Tandoor Chef provides exotic flavors and meal experiences rooted in convenience for the frozen food aisle.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Enjoy the holiday splendor at The Hotel Hershey, a luxurious get away! #HersheyPA #SweetestMoms



*** I received lodging and admission to the park for the subject matter contained in this post, all opinions are 100% my own*** 

Have you ever wanted to visit an award winning luxurious hotel? A hotel that is a Forbes Four Star Award recipient and the AAA Four-Diamond Award recipient, a first class hotel that teats you wonderfully and has the best accommodations? Well The Hotel Hershey is a hotel you and the family are going to adore.  This hotel is close to the park we all love, a park for all seasons Hersheypark. My family and I recently visited the Hotel Hershey to enjoy all of the holiday splendor and deluxe accommodations.
This hotel is magnificent, I have always dreamed of staying at The Hotel Hershey. It is the type of hotel that transports you to another place and time. Walking into the hotel it makes you feel like you are taking a walk back in time in the fabulous 30’s with all of their splendor, with the brightly lit lobby is filled with great shops, and Mediterranean designs. 




Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Just Dance 2017 a must for your holiday gift list! #JustDance2017

Are you and your kids fans of the Just Dance franchise? The first Just Dance was released in 2009 and these games have been a part of our gaming lifestyle ever since.  The newest and most electrifying version of Just Dance, Just Dance 2017 is in stores now. Just Dance 2017 is available on Wii, Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One!
The biggest music video game franchise of all time is back with Just Dance 2017! Dance your heart out to top 40 favorites such as Worth It by Fifth Harmony and Sorry by Justin Bieber. The whole family can get up and moving with the improved Just Dance Controller app, which allows you to play with up to 6 players at once. This year’s version also features an awesome new dance mode called Just Dance Machine, where players use their dance energy to power up a spaceship and send some stranded aliens back to their home planet! 
               
My daughter just can’t get enough of video games, she takes after her dad with her love of gaming. They enjoy all kinds of games and occasionally like the same game and play together. I love that they have this sweet bond over playing these games, it is nice to see them spend some quality time together just having a great time. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Visit the festive Hersheypark Christmas Candy Lane, & Hershey Sweet Lights select dates from Nov. 11 - Jan. 1 a must for the family! #HersheyPA #HersheyParkHappy #SweetestMoms


*** I received lodging and admission to the park for the subject matter contained in this post, all opinions are 100% my own*** 
Looking for a fun outing idea? Something the whole family will have fun at and will not break the bank? Well you all are going to love Hersheypark Christmas Candylane! This limited time holiday spectacular is the Hersheypark you know and love from your summer visits, but decorated to the max for the holidays. The folks at Hersheypark really go all out and this event gets better each year.


My family and I are huge fans of Hersheypark, and we try to get up every summer for a trip but a must for us is visiting Hersheypark Christmas Candy Lane each (for this there is no try there is just do… hmm I sound like Yoda..) year it is a family tradition and we look forward to it every year. There is just something special about the chill in the air, and the holiday sights and smells. This event really puts us in the holiday mood. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Magic Sketch™ Deluxe Kit by Boogie Board a great gift idea! #Giveaway


Are you looking for a fun gift idea? They type of gift that gets the kids to use their imagination and create and just have a great time. Well you are going to love the  Magic Sketch™ Deluxe Kit by Boogie Board! Magic Sketch, a fun new way for your kids to draw, play, and learn!  The flexible, LCD screen is transparent, allowing kids to trace with the provided stencils or from their own images!  Magic Sketch is from the makers of the hit product Boogie Board who are also the leaders in crystal display technology. 
With Magic Sketch your kids can create all kinds of amazing art and, unlike most tablets, the Magic Sketch is super kid proof!  They can drop it, toss it, even step on it -- it won’t break!  It’s completely water resistant, so if they have a spill, just wipe it off and keep going!  With the advanced internal electronics, you can clear the screen with just the push of a button! 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Enjoy all that Hershey’s Chocolate World has to offer, make your own chocolate bar, enjoy a chocolate tasting and so much more! #HersheyPA #SweetestMoms



*** I received lodging and admission to the park for the subject matter contained in this post, all opinions are 100% my own*** 


Can you believe that it is already mid-November? Time has just been flying by! Before you know it, it will be Thanksgiving and then Christmas, time will go by in a flash! We all seem to be out there shopping and getting ready for the holidays already. Why not take the time to get away for just a bit and enjoy some chocolate fun at Hershey’s Chocolate World? This fun place is located outside of Hersheypark and is tons of fun for the whole family. No you don’t have to visit Hersheypark when visiting Hershey's Chocolate World, this attraction/shop is its own experience entirely.  
We recently visited Chocolate World and it is better than ever! Chocolate World is now much more than just a store and a factory tour ride like it was when I was a little girl. Now it is a destination itself. With tons of fun activities and of course the tour and the great shopping is still there but now a visit to Chocolate World can be a full day event!
Chocolate world gives you a chance to experience the world of chocolate in ways you have never had. Have you ever wanted to make your own chocolate bar? You know, make it just the way you like it? Well at Chocolate World, you can make your own bar! To make your dream bar, you can choose the type of chocolate then you can choose up to 6 fillings for your bar. Your chocolate masterpiece would not be complete without a personally designed wrapper, would you like to add your name, or a special saying? Well you can, because this is your bar!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Amazing pictures, teaser trailer and poster from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in theaters March 17, 2017 #BeOurGuest #BeautyAndTheBeast


Here are some great new images from the highly anticipated new Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast have arrived!! This movie looks spectacular! And from the buzz it has been getting I am not the only one who is excited, from seeing this all over Facebook to this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly, Beauty and the Beast is everywhere, and people are loving it! 
The movie stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast the ensemble cast includes Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be released in theaters nationwide on March 17, 2017.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A fun made in the USA gift, a Deluxe Beauty Salon for your little fashionista!


Are you looking for some great Made in the USA toys for the kids this holiday season? Fun high quality plastic toys that are built to last and to be played with for years? Well you are going to love this company! I would like to introduce you all to American Plastic Toys! For those who are not familiar with this American company, here is a little more information about American Plastic Toys.

American Plastic Toys  makes affordable toys at an affordable price since 1962. They have a total of five facilities in Michigan and Mississippi. Their product line includes over 125 different items ranging from a simple sand pail to a play kitchen set. All of the plastic used to make the toys is purchased in the USA. They assemble 100% of the toys in their product line in the United States. Most of the components in their products are molded in our plants or purchased from US companies. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

2 great featurette clips from Disney's Moana! Moana arrives in theaters everywhere on November 23rd! #Moana


Excited for the release of Dianey's Moana? Well this movie is coming to theaters soon, but for now Moana filmmakers invite moviegoers to venture behind the scenes with “The Way to Moana.” Featuring commentary from filmmakers, voice talent, songwriters, and key advisers from the Pacific Islands, the new featurette dives into the research and collaboration that went into the film, helping to ensure the story celebrates the Pacific Island cultures that so deeply inspired it. 

Also available is a look at the stunning realization of the original song “We Know the Way.” Written and performed by Opetaia Foa‘i and Lin-Manuel Miranda, “We Know the Way” showcases the rich and vibrant voyaging life of Moana’s ancestors. Check out the clips below! Moana arrives in theaters everywhere on November 23rd!

"The Way to Moana” featurette  

 "We Know the Way” film clip  

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World 11/12-13 to discover Hershey’s desert decorating secrets! And a Fudgey Hershey Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Brownie, #Recipe!


Who here is a fan of chocolate? Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate you name it and we are fans of it here. And with the holidays coming up I see a lot more chocolate coming into our home. What are the holidays without various cookies and sweets filled with your chocolate favorites. Well these are a must in our home for the holidays. Did you know that Hershey’s Kitchens has all the chips you could ever want for your holiday baking needs? Yes they have a great selection of chips and even some fantastic recipes to get you inspired to make some amazing holiday goodies this year. 
I was inspired to make a decadent brownie with one of their newest chip flavors (just released in October of this year) Hershey’s Kitchens Sea Salt Caramel Baking Chips, these limited edition chips feature a creamy caramel mix of savory and sweet flavors with a hint of sea salt. I perused the Hershey’s Kitchens site and found a recipe I knew we would all love to try.


The Fudgey Special Dark Brownies Recipe I changed it up just a tad, and I added the new Hershey’s Kitchens Sea Salt Caramel Baking Chips instead of the Special Dark and viola Fudgey Hershey Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Brownies!

Fudgey Hershey Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Brownies

  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine , melted and divided
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Hershey’s Kitchens Sea Salt Caramel Baking Chips

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • 2. Stir together cocoa and baking soda in large bowl; stir in 1/3 cup butter. Add boiling water; stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 cup butter; stir until smooth. Add flour, vanilla and salt; blend completely. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan.
  • 3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost if desired. Cut into squares. Makes about 24 brownies.

These ooey-gooey treats were super easy to make and so very delicious. I have never made home made brownies before, boxed brownie don't really count.. or do they? I have been missing out, these real brownies were more rich and delicious than any I have ever had before. Check out the yummy recipe section of Hershey’s Kitchens for even more amazing treats.  Want to learn some Hershey’s decorating secrets?

If you live near Hershey’s Chocolate World, you can bring the family and discover Hershey dessert decorating secrets and experience Hershey’s Kitchens come to life with interactive activities with special celebrity host Kerri Pomarolli. You'll see some zany family challenges and receive sweet Hershey giveaways! November 12th & 13th. For more information visit Hershey Chocolate World events 
Date and Time
November 12: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8pm
November 13: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm.

Location
Hershey Chocolate World
251 Park Blvd. Hershey, PA 17033

I look forward to checking out this event when I am in Hershey next weekend. I will be tweeting and posting plenty of pictures on Instagram during this event, so if you cannot make it there you can follow along with me. Be sure to follow along with me on Twitter @Suelee1998 and on Instagram @TheSusanSimon

Stay social with Hershey’s Chocolate World and visit the website: https://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/
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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received chips and information about this event from Hershey.  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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