Friday, January 31, 2014

That Awkward Moment - #Giveaway #awkwardmomentmovie

 To celebrate the release of the new fox movie THAT AWKWARD MOMENT starring Zac Efron, Michael B Jordan and Miles Teller. The film hits theaters nationwide today, January 31! 

 Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan star in the R-rated comedy, THAT AWKWARD MOMENT, about three best friends who find themselves where  we’ve all been – at that confusing "moment" in every dating relationship when you have to decide "So…where is this going?"  Written and Directed by Tom Gormican, THAT AWKWARD MOMENT co-stars Imogen Poots and Jessica Lucas.

Disney's FROZEN Sing-Along in theaters today!!! #DisneyFrozen

DO YOU WANNA SING ALONG? -- More than 2,000 theaters nationwide are staged to showcase the all-new sing-along version of Disney’s Oscar®-nominated, Golden Globe®-winning big-screen adventure "Frozen," beginning this Friday, January 3st!   Check out the video below for a sneak peek of the fun. On-screen lyrics and a magical bouncing snowflake will accompany select showings; moviegoers can check local listings for showtimes and theaters. 

Disney's Frozen - "Let It Go" Sing-Along Version
Will you be singing along with Frozen this weekend?

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SONIC and Scholastic partnered to bring great books for kids in SONIC’s Wacky Pack children’s meals #Giveaway

 We love SONIC for the food, now love them for the great books your kids will get in each of SONIC’s Wacky Pack children’s meals! SONIC and Scholastic Have Paired Up to Offer Books to Children and Promote Reading. From January 20 through February 17, 2014, SONIC’s Wacky Pack children’s meals will each include one of four limited-edition Scholastic books.

Lucky for me my daughter is like me and she loves to read and I want to make sure she keep up with her love of reading. When I had the chance to check out some of the electronic Scholastic, she was so excited. I have to say these books were colorful and filled with great pictures. My daughter loved reading them, and keeping with her love of reading is so very important to me.  I am sure your children will love these kid friendly books as well .

Free Birds Turkeys Predict the Super Bowl Outcome!! And a pizza party coming soon #FreeBirdsPizzaParty @FHEInsiders

This morning, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Modell’s Sporting Goods partnered for a FREE BIRDS Super Bowl Turkey Race on the streets of New York City in the midst of the polar vortex. Former Denver Broncos Safety John Lynch and current Minnesota Vikings Tight End Kyle Rudolph served as official “coaches” for the racing turkeys, Jake and Reggie - our favorite feathered friends from Free Birds! In the end, Reggie, coached by Kyle Rudolph, sealed the victory for the Seattle Seahawks becoming the first turkey prognosticator in Super Bowl history!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Getting to hold the Captain America shield, is this really happening? Pictures and an Interview with Russell Bobbitt (property master) for Captain America: The Winter Soldier #CaptainAmerica

***Disclosure: I attended The #IronMan3Event . My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney . Pictures provided by Disney. All opinions are 100% mine. *** 

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 this trip was much more than just for Iron Man 3. I had the chance to be on the set of the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier!!! Well what is the surprise, you ask? I finally can share it with you all! Well I got to hold the shield too! I was able to take a picture with the shield, yes the real Captain American shield! The shield is so well known everyone loves the shield, right?

My daughter is a big fan of the shield too…..

Sure we all love the iconic shield!  And I got to hold it, but I also got to see a set for the first time in my life it was wonderful.   Being on set was amazing, the actors really work hard, and there is a lot to do to make a movie great, one thing is great props. Before we had the privilege of holding the shield, one of the greatest props of all time; we got to learn a bit more about the shield, from the man who made the shield, Russell Bobbitt

Russell Bobbitt, is a property master, he has made props for many movies, including Iron Man, Thor, and of course Captain America. Here is some of our chat with Russell, a great guy with a very cool job. Here are some behind the scenes looks from the making of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. 

 Check out this behind-the-scenes image of Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Co-Director Joe Russo and Property Master Russell Bobbitt with Chris holding the shield
Interview with Russell Bobbitt, property master for Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Q:  How do you design and come up with the making of the shield?
RUSSELL This is “Captain America 2” so I'm the first one to establish the, look of this thing.  In our movie we have four different looks because he goes into different scenarios, different missions.  And he, applies, different material -- Marvel materials that help make the shield stealth in different situations.  And so we have four different styles.  In theory in the Marvel lore, there’s one shield.
In this movie we have a couple surprises with the shield.  And it’ll appear that there are different shields.  But it’s only one shield.  That one shield I have to make 50 of them to accommodate all the different -- I have hard rubber, soft rubber, fiberglass, metal to depending on if there’s an insert on it I use a metal one ‘cause it looks the best. We were able to hold one of these great shields, we were given the hard rubber one to take a picture with, because of the weight, the metal one must have some heavy weight to it…

Here is a photo of the lucky bloggers who got to hang out on set, you can see me in the last row, listening intently to Russell tell us about the shield.

So why do they have to have so many kinds of shields on set? 

RUSSELL: We need so many is because we do different sort... you know, if he’s walking around and it’s on his back, I can put a really clean nice heavy one on him.  And when we photograph them from behind, it looks shiny and new like metal.  When he takes it off and starts fighting with it, obviously we can’t hit each other with metal shields or the boys won’t be able to play very long.  So, I make soft ones to accommodate this.  

This one that you’re gonna hold and play with it’s the hard rubber one. It’s the next to the best. I’m gonna give you this one because it’s lighter than the heavy, heavy metal one.
So here it is, my big picture! Me holding the real Captain America shield! This was so cool!
I was able to hold what not many outside of Hollywood gets to hold,  this amazing prop, a great photo opp that I will remember forever! I am am such a lucky gal! This is the hard rubber version of the shield Russell spoke about. It was not heavy as you would think, it was light and easy to maneuver. I felt like a superhero, so cool!  I am ready for action! 

Just looking at this great picture gets me even more excited to see the new movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I think this will be even better than the first movie.  I had to break out the DVD of the original Captain American movie, just to get even more excited!  And what did I see right away? 
 Yup, the shield! Just makes me so jazzed up to see the new movie!  There is  some more information I have to share with you all from the set, I can't share it as of yet... just make sure to stay tuned!

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER releases in theaters on April 4, 2014!
Are you looking forward to seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier?


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 .

Glysonna a drug-free sleep aid, and will help you get those ZZZ’s! #Giveaway

Do you have issues falling asleep, does it take a while to unwind and do you toss and turn? Well I would like to introduce you to a great natural sleep aid that will surely help you get those ZZZ'z you need. Glysonna Sleepceutical, here is a little more information about Glysonna from the website: 

 Introducing Glysonna Sleepceutical, the all-natural sleep aid that is good for sleep and good for you. Order now from Glysonna is first in Northwood BioNaturals’ line of Sleepceuticals which were created with the goal of inducing a healthy sleep free of the dangerous side-effects of prescription sleeping pills. The proprietary formula is comprised of 15 natural ingredients - vitamins, minerals, amino acids and plant-based nutrients - which synergistically support the natural sleep process. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

DreamWorks Pictures' NEED FOR SPEED Movie - New Behind-the-Scenes Featurette #NFSMovie

Speed + Action + Aaron Paul = a movie I want to see! Are you a fan of the classic video game Need for Speed? Are you like me and cannot wait for the newest Dreamworks release “Need for Speed”. This action packed movie stars Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul and looks like it is going to be full of edge of your seat action and great effects.

Enjoying the new GE Lighting’s new reveal® light bulbs replace yellow, dingy lighting with crisp, white light that makes colors and patterns pop! #Giveaway

 As new energy-efficiency standards are set to take place January 1, 2014, consumers can choose among GE reveal® halogen, CFL, and LED bulbs in addition to GE Lighting’s other energy-efficient options.
GE Lighting GE is proud to continue its long tradition of innovation in lighting and hopes you enjoy your new lighting experience with clean beautiful light of GE reveal® bulbs. For more information, please visit GE reveal®. If you are looking to make your room brighter and have the colors look real and crisp, not yellow and dingy, you are going to love the new GE lighting, here is a little more information about these new bulbs from the website:

Hershey's Valentine’s Day Collection sweet treats everyone will adore! #Giveaway

Being from Pennsylvania, Hershey is a staple here. Yes I have been lucky enough to visit Hershey PA. Chocolate Town USA is a great place to visit, you can smell the chocolate in the air, it is true and it  is magnificent, something you have to experience. We go at least once a year, I love it there, and you can’t beat the delicious chocolate.  

 For my money chocolate doesn't get any better than Hershey’s and once you pair it with Reese’s peanut butter you have the perfect candy ever invented. Whopper’s, Milk Duds, Reese’s, Kit-Kat and Hersey’s bars my candy collection is candy nirvana. I was very fortunate to try out some of Hershey's new Valentine’s Day holiday goodies:


How to create outstanding bombshell eyes with the CoverGirl Bombshell Line and a $100 Wal-Mart GC #Giveaway

  I love makeup, it gives me a chance to dress up and feel better about myself, and I am always looking for new and better makeup items to make sure my morning makeup routine can be done fast, and still looks great.  I especially love to highlight and accentuate the eyes, there are just so many great things you can do to your eyes to make they pop and stand out.  Recently I was able to check out some great items from CoverGirl, great colors to make amazing bombshell eyes!
The new line includes: 
- COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume by LashBlast™ Mascara
- COVERGIRL Bombshell Shine Shadow by LashBlast
- COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner

Try a FREE 5 Week Trial of Reading Eggs, help your child learn to read #ReadingEggsUS AD

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 We've heard from the time we were children that reading is fundamental. Being literate is important, it's very important. Being able to read words is one thing being able to comprehend them is another. The challenge we have as parents is to be able to teach our children to not only read but to be able to understand and comprehend what those words are saying. In my family I read as often as possible, I have a collection of books that are as tall as I am in my ready to be read pile.

 My husband is proud of the fact that his reading and comprehension level were far above average and it's been that was from the time he was five, books are a big part of his life. So being able to read is a big part of our family and it's something we've passed along to our daughter. She has quite the collection of books and she's read all of them!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Check out Disney's MALEFICENT clip, with New Lana Del Rey Song #Maleficent

Did you get to see the Grammy’s the other day? Well the highlight for me was getting to see the new 90-second sneak peak of MALEFICENT! Did you see it, looks great doesn’t it? Well if you did not have the chance to see it, make sure to check it out below.
Award-winning, American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey has recorded a unique reimagining of the renowned fairy-tale tune from Disney’s classic animated film “Sleeping Beauty,” which will feature in the end credits of the upcoming Disney film.    Lana Del Rey’s “Once Upon a Dream” is free for a limited time, only on Google Play, Google’s online store offering digital music, movies, books, games and more. The song was made available as a free download today and will be available exclusively on Google Play through Monday, February 3rd [].

PEEPS & Company, great Valentine’s goodies a must for all peep lovers #Giveaway

Peeps, are the best marshmallow treat in my opinion, by far!  They are cute and delicious!  Peeps have been an Easter treat staple in our home for many years, but these days Peeps are so much more than just Easter treats, they are around all year long to enjoy. If you love Peeps you are going to love the new Peeps & Company festive holiday treat selections. Here is a little more information about the new Peep flavors and shapes from the website: 

 Strawberries, Cherries and Chocolate can always be improved with marshmallows! Valentine’s Day will be here and what better way to show your loved one that you care then with some adorable and fun PEEPS® marshmallow candies. Your Valentine’s heart will flutter since PEEPS® are low in calories, gluten-free and come in a variety of flavors. PEEPS® Valentine’s Day treats can serve as a token of affection for your loved ones or adorable accents to baked good for your sweetheart. Try one or all of the seasonal varieties and express your PEEPSONALITY®! 

PEEPS® Valentine’s offerings include:

Newman’s Own Organics #Giveaway

The Pitch List is so lucky to have the honor to work with great companies like
Newman’s Own Organics
Newman’s Own® Organics’ products meet all the requirements of the USDA’s National Organic Program. Ingredients have been grown on farms that have not used artificial fertilizers or pesticides for three years or more. The farms and processors have also met the USDA’s organic standards. The products are sold nationwide in a number of mainstream supermarkets, in stores featuring natural and health foods, as well as on a number of websites. The pet foods are sold in specialty pet stores and many other outlets.
Several of our members have been reviewing their great products.

Newman’s Own Organics is giving away one box of the same items our reviewers received!

See’s Candies a great Valentine’s day treat #Giveaway

 Are you looking for a  gift for that special Valentine on your holiday gift? Does your special person have a sweet tooth? Well I know I sure do. And not just any sweet is a great treat for Valentine’s Day, this day is special and so should the treat. I would like to introduce you all to See's Candies. I am sure most of you are already fans of this great company, but for those who are not as familiar here is some great information about the See’s Candies company from the website:

For over 90 years See’s Candies has been dedicated to making candy Mary See’s way. Only the finest, freshest ingredients are used in making each recipe. We add no preservatives to our candy. Ever. It’s quality you can taste in every piece. American made, famous for deliciousness, with the friendliest customer service—since 1921. 

Buffalo Wing Turns 50! #Giveaway and great recipies inside!

Do you just love to kick up your meals with some great sauces? Well we love it hot, and have been Fans of Franks’s hot sauce for years. To celebrate The Big Game  make sure to pick up some Frank’s Redhot, you can put that on anything!

The Buffalo Wing Turns 50!

Celebrate the Big Game with Frank’s RedHot!

Chester, NJ (January 2014) — 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Buffalo Wing – a momentous occasion sure to be celebrated by sports fans and foodies alike. First created in Buffalo, NY in 1964, the original recipe was as simple as combining Frank’s® RedHot® sauce and melted butter. As the history books tell it, wings were seen as a culinary cast-off at the time and Buffalo wing sauce was created in a pinch to stave off the hunger of some late night revelers stopping by a neighborhood tavern. But fifty years later, this secret sauce still exhibits a flavor profile that continues to take the country by storm. It’s one for the history books: the lowly Buffalo Wing catapulted from basic pub grub to menu mainstay, all across America.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Spice up you food with the Tonguespank Spice Company #Giveaway

 Are you looking for a great way to spice up your food? Unique spices that will lively up your meals, spices that are more of a condiment than the traditional spice? Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Well you are going to love the great spices from the Tonguespank Spice Company. Here is a little more information about these amazing spices from the website: 

Our focus is making more interesting versions of foods that everyone already uses. Why use crushed red pepper on your pizza when you could be using Smoky Bourbon Pepper Blend? Why use sea salt on your breakfast when you have Citrus Rum Sea Salt Blend? We've got more on the way! Bacon bits, cocktail bitters, all kinds of stuff--all in the pipeline! Tonguespank Spice Company is a Chicago based company specializing in adventurous and unusual taste blends. 

Free Birds coming to dvd 2/4/14 Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Turkeys and coloring sheets #Giveaway

Free Birds
From the Academy Award®-Winning producer of Shrek* comes a hilarious animated adventure about two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who travel back in time in order to keep their species off the Thanksgiving menu. Featuring an all-star voice cast, including Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler, Free Birds is loaded with laughs and stuffed with fun for the whole family!
Check out these great coloring sheets:
Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Turkeys

Get ready for Free Birds, coming to DVD and Blu-ray February 4th!

Who said Turkey season was over? From the Academy Award®-Winning producer of Shrek* comes a hilarious animated adventure about two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who travel back in time in order to keep their species off the Thanksgiving menu. Featuring an all-star voice cast, including Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler, Free Birds is loaded with laughs and stuffed with fun for the whole family!

 In anticipation of the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release, we’ve compiled a list of fun turkey facts so you can better understand the ins and outs of the Free Birds gang!

  1. Turkeys need to be trained to eat. In order for turkeys to reach their biggest size, they must be taught to eat small meals throughout the day, instead of their natural routine of consistently gorging themselves on food.
  2.  A turkey’s snood (red thing attached to the beak) serves no functional purpose.

  1. A turkey’s gobble can be heard from a mile away. Talk about a loud mouth!4. Young turkeys are called “poults.”

  Turkeys were domesticated by Native Americans in pre-Columbian Mexico,
more than 500 years ago. They arrived in Spain in 1519 and quickly spread to the rest of Europe.

  1. Turkeys prefer to sleep in trees. They do this as a way of avoiding predators in the wild.
  1. Female turkeys (hens) do not gobble. Instead, they communicate through low-chirps and clicking noises. 8. Wild turkeys can fly. They are actually quite fast, reaching speeds as fast as 55mph.
 9. Turkeys can blush. This usually takes place when they are frightened, agitated, excited, or ill. And here we thought they were just bashful!

  1. A turkey’s stomach has a container called the gizzard. It contains small stones the turkey has swallowed which help aid with breaking down food for digestion, since the birds do not have teeth.
 Check out Free Birds when it trots it way onto Blu-ray and DVD February 4th!

The generous folks at Fox, are giving one of Susan's Disney Family readers a chance to win a Blu-ray copy of Free Birds. Would you like to win? Please let me know, who would love this movie? There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.

  Buy it:
You can purchase Free Birds in store, and online at Amazon on 2/4/14

  Win it:
One winner will win a Blu-ray copy of Free Birds

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