Friday, February 28, 2014

Check out these great products from the new line from Disney, The Pirate Fairy #piratefairybloggers

  As most of you all know I was very fortunate to get away from the snowy wonderland that Philadelphia turned out to be this winter, with a sunny trip to LA. During the trip I was shown so many wonderful Disney sites, movies, how things are done and much more.  I will be sharing so many great Disney facts, photos and great movie information with you all very soon. First I would like to share some of the great products from the new line from Disney's The Pirate Fairy. 
Photo courtesy of Meredith from Suburban Coupon Mom

The line of products were presented on a lovely summer afternoon, on the Disney Toon Studio’s Zen Garden.  Imagine working for a company that provided a Zen Garden, to relax and enjoy you lunch and soak up some sunshine, that would be a dream.. Ok back to the great products that were introduced to us in this lovely garden.
The new products are all from The Pirate Fairy, coming to dvd 4/1/14. If you have a little girl in your life, she is going to adore this movie, I will share my review with you all soon. Your little girl is also going to love these super cute dolls and dresses and accessories. Select dolls are available at the Disney Store, and others are available at a toy store near you.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS™ twitter party, please join us! #SweetSwaps

Disclosure: This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

Easy lifestyle changes that can lead to big  results over time. It’s the perfect way to start a new year! Experts recommend women consume no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day, yet the average American eats 22 teaspoons daily!  Most of us vastly underestimate the amount of sugar we eat because the sweet stuff is hiding in some of our favorite foods and beverages, like vanilla lattes, fruit flavored yogurt, salad dressing and cereal. Once we realize where the sugar is hiding, we can come up with ways to eliminate the excess sugar from our diets!

Let your imagination soar with Playmobile #Giveaway

 Are you a fan of Playmobile? The great play sets that let your imagination soar. I grew up on these great sets, and love to share my love of Playmobile with my daughter. If your children love to imagine, explore and come up with great play sets with amazing characters, you are going to love Playmobile too. Here is a little more information about Playmobile from the website:
For more than 35 years, PLAYMOBIL® has been inspiring children to create their own adventures and let their imagination soar. Magnificent, one-of-a-kind themes that stimulate imagination and creativity have earned PLAYMOBIL® numerous international awards. With PLAYMOBIL®, children can explore new concepts about the world, process what they see and stimulate their imagination. The play sets are fun, improve manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination and develop spatial relation skills, initiative as well as socialization skills.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Walt Disney Studios announces Disney Movies Anywhere

 My daughter loves the Incredible's and you can get that for free, when you sign up now~! This would be a great option for travelers like us, a movie in an instant? Well this is now possible with Disney!


I am a huge fan of body wash, for me using a good body wash keeps my skin soft and feeling great.  With the harsh winter we have had here in the northeast and my skin is feeling it! I have been looking for some new body products to help nourish my skin and just make it feel better. I came across a new line of products from Aveeno, the positively nourishing collection. If you are like me and ready to get your soft skin back you are going to love this collection. Here is a little more information about Aveeno Positively Nourishing Collection from the website:

Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch set for mid-season return, march 15!

My daughter and I are huge fans of Sabrina the teenage witch, I grew up watching the live action show and loved it. My daughter and I are just loving the animated version, and cannot wait until the new shows coming in March! Here is a little more information about this fun show, from the press release:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Check out these great MUPPETS MOST WANTED Activity Sheets #MuppetsMostWantedevent #MuppetsMostWanted

Are you as excited as I am to see The Muppets Most Wanted? Well you are going to love these cute activites, here are some great activity sheets including how to draw The Beaker (one of my favorite Muppets) , sending a postcard from Kermit and a really cool door hanger all on behalf of Disney’s MUPPETS MOST WANTED, opening in theatres next month!

Lice Prevention Products gotchacovered™ a must for kids #Giveaway

If your child is in school, you may have encountered the dreaded four letter word L-I-C-E!  I have a suggestion of a line of products that will help with lice prevention. gotchacovered™ is here to help you, here is a little information about gotchacovered™ from the website: 

Use gotchacovered™ hair care products and surface spray for maximum protection against head lice and other insects. Mild and safe enough to use daily. Natural, gentle prevention instead of harsh treatments: Bath Time: gotchacovered’s™ Shampoo and gotchacovered’s™ Conditioner as the first line of defense against lice and other insects. 

Check out Denny's New $4 Breakfast Sandwiches #Giveaway

  Are you looking for a great place to get a delicious breakfast for your family? A great tasting meal that does not break the budget?  Well we have been fans of Denny’s for many years, quick affordable meals that are delicious.

Did you know that Denny’s has a new “Monthly Features” menu, a classic diner tradition. Each month during the year, select menu dishes will be highlighted to guests, including a variety of new Fit Fare® alternatives that allow guests to keep their New Year’s resolutions on track without compromising on taste, value or variety!
 Denny's has great $4 Breakfast Sandwiches. These sandwiches are budget-friendly bites packed with 100% flavor! We have the new Loaded Breakfast Sandwich and Fit Fare Breakfast Sandwich, all of which can be served with hash browns or alone for just $4.

“I Should Have Thought of That Before!” — Why Choose a Cruise?

With the end of winter finally in sight, you’ve no doubt popped your thinking cap on to come up with your next holiday destination. Well, how about a cruise? You’ve no doubt heard at least one of your friends, family or co-workers raving about their adventures on the ocean, so maybe it’s time you started to consider one too! Below are just a few reasons to think about joining the cruise club.

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Making of Frozen! #Frozenbluray

Go behind the scenes of Disney's Frozen with Josh Gad ('Olaf') and Jonathan Groff ('Kristoff')! These two have something to sing about in the bonus feature 'The Making of Frozen,' and we've got a sneak peek clip below!
As most you know, I was able to visit this very location! See all of the amazing decorations and frozen look of the building in this video.. Well that is really what the studios looked like. I can't wait to share some more info and pictures with you all very soon.

Make sure to check out this cute extra, I loved it!

 Disney's Frozen releases on Digital HD February 25th and Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On-Demand March 18th!

Buy it:
You can purcahse Frozen on BluRay on 3/18/14 in stores, but you can pre-purcahse on Amazon today!

What do you think of the Making of Frozen clip?


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DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Shermanmovie #giveaway #MrPeabody

 I have been compensated for this post, all opinion are my own.

My daughter has been looking forward to seeing this cute movie ever since we saw the trailer. She loves the idea of traveling in time, and checking out the world. She sees herself as a little scientist, so I can see, that she is going to love this movie!  To celebrate the DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman and the upcoming Home Depot Kids Workshops featuring an activity inspired by the film. Dreamworks is giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a cool, Mr. Peabody & Sherman  prize pack!

DreamWorks Animation
In Theaters March 7

Snyder's of Hanover great snacks the family will love! #Giveaway

 Do you love pretzels, how about flavored amazingly different pretzels and snacks? Well if you are a snack lover you will love this… I would like to introduce you all to Snyder's of Hanover, here is a little more information about the company from the website:
We attribute our growth to providing quality snack products at fair prices to our consumers. Our products are distributed nationwide using a combination of our store door distribution system with direct delivery to grocery stores, a distributor network, and a vending and foodservice sales division. We also have a strong international business with sales on every continent except Africa and Antarctica. 
From our humble beginnings ( in 1909) to our position today as the leader of the pretzel industry and a major player in the snack food industry, we celebrate the efforts and innovations of our predecessors and their families and eagerly anticipate many more years of pretzel pride as we continue to be America’s favorite pretzel.

The Book Thief BluRay DVD on March 11! #Giveaway

The Book Thief, looks like such a moving movie, that will be a tear jerker for me. I have seen previews of this great looking movie, and I can not wait to see this on dvd. Have you had the chance to see this? What did you think? Check out the great book guide below.
 Based on the beloved best-selling book comes an “extremely moving” (Leonard Maltin, Indiewire) story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany.  When her mother can no longer care for her, Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) is adopted by a German couple (OSCAR® Winner Geoffrey Rush* and OSCAR® Nominee Emily Watson**).

Friday, February 21, 2014

Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY / Meet the Guardians! #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

 It is time to meet the guardians! Are you excited!? Well I have to admit I was not as familiar with this crew as I am with other Marvel super heroes but with the help of my daughter and her favorite Xbox game, Marvel Lego's I have gotten to know some of these great characters. They are all unique, and this is going to make a great movie, can't wait.  

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.

Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee on DVD 2/25 Activity Sheets & Clips

 Check out these great clips and fun activities from Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee on DVD 2/25!

Spring into action with BUMBLEBEE from Hasbro Studios’ Emmy® Award-winning series TRANSFORMERS PRIME!  Beloved by kids and legions of fans worldwide, BUMBLEBEE is a dedicated warrior and a scout who serves as part of the elite squad lead by OPTIMUS PRIME. Though he may be one of the smallest and youngest of the TRANSFORMERS, don’t let that fool you. Time and time again, this AUTOBOT proves that he has the bravery to fight for what is right and the tenacity to throw himself into action to battle against his opponents no matter where they appear.

Gudrun Sjödén colorful clothes in natural materials, a great addition toy your spring wardrobe #Giveaway

 Are you looking for a versatile clothing, that is convertible? The clothing from Gudrun Sjödén is comfortable and so very stylish a great combination that will work wonderful with your busy lifestyle. If you are a busy working mother like me, or if you are a say at home mom who has their days filled as well. The clothing from Gudrun Sjödén are pieces you will absolutely love! Here is more information about Gudrun Sjödén from the website:

Gudrun Sjödén’s business idea is to make colourful clothes and home textiles in natural materials with an emphasis on Scandinavian design. The fashion is designed to be functional and versatile so it can be mixed and matched in both the short and long term in looks to suit women of all ages, shapes and sizes. Gudrun Sjödén Design was founded in 1976. 
 Head Office is situated in Stockholm, Sweden. The company sells its collection through its own concept boutiques, catalogues and webshop mainly to customers in Scandinavia, central Europe, Germany and the UK. Sales total SEK 500 million and the company had 200 co-workers in 2011.

“I’m Not Paying That!” — How to get the Best Hotel Deals

Traveling with the family can be all sorts of adjectives; fun… stressful… magical… busy. There’s one adjective that parents both fear and begrudgingly understand: “expensive.” It seems as if the cost of a family vacation is rising by the day, but it doesn’t have to be that way, not if you know how to shop for them. Nowadays hotels are offering all sorts of discounts, and not just on budget accommodation either. You can get great discounts on top-quality hotels. Here’s how.

Health Mart Pharmacy Champions of Care Challenge @HealthMartPharmacy #HealthMartCares #ad

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

Across the USA, there are many kind folks that are constantly giving themselves for others. There are many caring people out there that are doing amazing things for others, not for recognition or fame.. Just for the love of helping others to live a more healthy happy life. 
 Sure they do it for the love, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to give them something for all of their work? Something that will keep them doing this great work for the community? To say thank you, our  independent Health Mart pharmacists are awarding $50,000 in  grants to community health non-profits to recognize them for  improving health and well-being in their communities.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tortle Products Launches in Babies R Us Nationwide!

 Tortle Products Launches in Babies R Us Nationwide

Denver, Colorado—(February 19, 2014) -- Tortle Products, manufacturer of the innovative Tortle beanie, launches in more than 340 Babies R Us stores nationwide. The Tortle is a cotton repositioning beanie that aids in the prevention and treatment of Flat Head Syndrome. The Tortle works by gently repositioning baby’s head while baby is laying on their back, sitting in a car seat, stroller, bouncer, swing or other baby gear that rests against baby’s head.  

A NIGHT OF NEED FOR SPEED, a fun night with the cast! #NFSmovie

  Aaron Paul, Scott Mescudi, and Director Scott Waugh introduced special advance screenings via live satellite of DreamWorks Pictures’ NEED FOR SPEED, in 100 theaters across North America. Aaron Paul and Scott Mescudi spoke to fans directly via Twitter chats from the theater in Burbank, CA.

Director Scott Waugh and stars Aaron Paul and Scott Mescudi recently returned from a national media tour where they met with fans at screenings across the country in markets including Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Dallas, and New York.

Starlooks Starbox a great makeup subscription service

 I love makeup, 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. What if I told you there was a company out there that you can subscribe to get box of  makeup each month.. Sounds great right? Here is a little information about Starlooks,  from the website:

  What is Starbox?  Starbox is a monthly subscription service that provides you with the opportunity to try the entire Starlooks, Pro-Quality Makeup Line at an exclusive, discounted price! Starlooks is dedicated to providing PRO-level products, terrific customer service, and affordable pricing. We take pride in our loyal customer base.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Check out the amazing trailer for Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!

This movie looks great, I am looking forward to seeing how Dave Bautista's try at acting vs. wrestling... He is great as a wrestler, and fits "the suit" (those Brady Bunch fans out there will get what I mean) of the character well. 

Dial® Vitamin Boost Body Wash #Giveaway

  As part of the Purex® Insiders community, I was given a complimentary bottle of Dial® Vitamin Boost Body Wash to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

I love to try new things, especially new skin care products. As a Purex Insider I was sent a bottle of the NEW Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash to review.  

NEW Dial® Vitamin Boost Body Wash gives your skin a daily boost of vitamins. The advanced formula contains a moisturizing Vitamin Complex, which helps draw moisture directly to your skin leaving your skin feeling so healthy and soft, people can't help but notice!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

So what is your Disney Side? How do you show it? #Disneyside

I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @home celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Over a cold and snowy weekend, a few of my friends and family and their children got together for a party on Saturday.  My friends and family just love get togethers, we are a tight knit bunch. 
 We had a Disney Side party! Well my little row home was brimming with people, kids and adults. I did not think I could fit that many people in my tiny house.   Try to imagine 11 adults and 10 kids in a 900 square foot house. Yes we were filled to the brim, but we all had an awesome time together.

Saving Money On Entertainment and Media

  You've probably noticed that movie prices aren't cheap these days. Taking my family of four to go see Frozen, for example, cost us $110: $20 each for the tickets, purchased ahead of time with all of the associated "convenience fees;" another $25 for movie snacks, and then we had to pay for parking. Each month when I look at my family's budget and our expense categories, "entertainment and media" is always significantly high -- usually on the level of around $1,000.

Find your Perfect of Jeans with Lee Jeans #Giveaway

Are you looking for a great pair of jeans? Well I have found the ultimate jeans that you will love! Lee jeans! Yes Lee jeans are back, and are stylish and fashionable as ever! Here is a little more information about Lee Jeans from the website:

Cover-alls. Cowboy jeans. The zip fly. We originated those. From 1889 to today, we continue to evolve casual apparel. See for yourself at Lee is all about bringing more fits, styles, finishes, features and choices than ever before to market. Lee Jeans is a leading international retailer and manufacturer of casual wear and work wear. Lee Mercantile Company was founded by Henry David Lee in 1889, when Lee opened his first garment factory in Salina, Kansas, producing dungarees and jackets. In 1913, the Union-All work jumpsuit was created, followed by the first-ever "Overall" in 1920 - laying the foundation for Lee's early growth.

Prepare for cold season with a Flu Fighting Arsenal with Calagenesis

Cold and flu season is now in full swing, and it is estimated that 5%-20% of Americans will catch the flu this year (  Are you ready to fight the statistics? Well I know I am, I do not want to get sick this year, and I am taking preventative measures to make sure the flu does not come my way, not this year.  I will prepare for the cold season with my flu fighting arsenal, Calagenesis. A squid based  supplement that will help fight off those germs. Here is a little more information about Calagenesis from the website:

Gulping orange juice and applying antibacterial hand gel isn’t the only way to protect against sickness. Take a proactive step by actually boosting your immune system. This season fight sickness with supplements; specifically supplements harnessing the natural antioxidant and immune supporting benefits of the sea. As seen with other healthy black foods, squid ink extract is being associated with potent immunity boosting properties. Calamari Ink’s Calagenesis, is the first ever supplement to incorporate cuttlefish extract in pill form. A month’s supply of Calagenesis can be purchased online for $59.99.

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.