Monday, October 20, 2014

Tomorrow Earth To Echo Hits Shelves Everywhere #EchoInsiders Blu-ray Combo GIVEAWAY #FHEInsiders

Earthly Adventures with Echo

We have yet to see this movie but cannot wait. It is like my kids generation ET. We love the trailer and loved watching the commercials when they were on.

Earth to Echo is beaming down to Blu-ray and DVD October 21st!

Earth to Echo is a tale told through the eyes of Tuck, Munch and Alex, a trio of pals who make an out-of-this-world discovery. The best friends venture out of their neighborhood to find the true meaning of friendship. After receiving signals on their phones, they meet Echo, a small, but amazingly energetic, alien trying to make his way back to his home planet. As they race to help their new friend, the boys will discover that little Echo has touched their hearts in unexpected ways and changed their lives forever. To prepare you for this adventurous, exciting and heart warming film, we have compiled a list of the best ways to spend time with your friends- outside and away from your cell phones!

  1. Pick Up Games

                There is nothing like starting a sports pickup game with all your neighborhood friends. Between sitting in class all day and coming home to do homework, a quick game, whether it is hockey, baseball, basketball or soccer, will let you use up some of that energy you’ve been storing! Not only this, but this is an awesome way to make new friends.

2.                   Bike Rides

With your parents permission of course, take a cruise around the neighborhood with your friends! Also, make sure you wear a helmet. You can use your imagination and make fun adventures out of your journey!

3.                   Hide N’ Seek

A neighborhood game of Hide N’ Seek is the ultimate outside activity. With permission from your parents, and of course, using the buddy system when it comes to hiding, Hide N’ Seek is sure to be an awesome time.

4.                   Backyard Campout

Ask your mom and dad to set up a backyard camp out for you and your friends! Start by setting up a tent and marking your territory with your sleeping bag! You can spend the night telling scary stories and eating S’mores!

5.                   Chalk

The most underrated outside activity has to be chalk! It is so much fun to create fun pictures and even games with all your friends. You can play hopscotch or tic-tac-toe or use your imagination to draw wonderful pictures!

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

Disclaimer: As a Fox Home Entertainment Insider I will also receive a complimentary DVD for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was received or offered.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Giveaway

Who couldn't use a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4! I am dying for one and you know I will be entering on another blog for the opportunity to hold one of these pretty babies. 

It has a great front and back camera for photos and video conferencing and the one of the best parts is that it has a 8 GB of onboard memory and includes a microSD card slot that allows you to add up to 32 GB. NICE!
Prize: 10.1"  Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (ARV $349.99)

The giveaway ends 11/4 at 11:59pm EST 
Open to US residents only.

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Getting To Know You - Just some questions

If you feel like playing along, just leave your answers to these questions in the comments. I would love to hear from you.

1. If you could have any magical power for only one hour, what would it be and why? One hour? Geez that’s not long at all.  I am not going to ask about healing powers or world peace…shit it’s only an hour..I am going to be selfish and wish for something for myself.

I would love the power to see the past. I want to see it as a movie. How my parents met. My mother giving birth to me. My first birthday. Meeting my husband for the first time. Experience my son and daughter’s birth again; the feelings not the surgery. Grab a big popcorn, and just sit and watch it unfold in front of my eyes.

2. You’ve won a pair of round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the world. Where would you go, with whom, and why? Well being that I am not clambering to jump on a plane anytime soon and this is only a question not a stressed decision. I am dying to take my kids to Disney. I know it’s not far and the question said anywhere in the world but I am a simple girl.

3. You are stranded in a library or bookstore for 24 hours. In what section do you spend the most time? Why? I would head over to the coffee section first and grab the biggest, baddest, “yes, I’ll have cream on that” specialty coffee and then I would head on over to the new releases. Why? Oh because while I can’t afford a nice new book right now but I love seeing what is out there.

4. If you were to be on a reality TV show, which one would it be? Why would you be a good fit for that particular show? I could never do any because that would take me away from my babies but like I said since this is only a question and I am not making a life altering decision..I would be on Big Brother. Why, I don’t know…because I think the idea of going somewhere with no obligations sounds like heaven.

5. What did you most recently dream or daydream about? I don’t have time to dream. I sleep in 2 hour intervals. Daydream…I remember a time when I had time for that. If I did have time…I would daydream about sleeping. Ha…yeah that sounds right.

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy GIVEAWAY

As a Purex Insider I received a complimentary sample of Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Well Being!   Never heard of it? Well, check this out....NEW Purex® Crystals Aromatherapy is the latest Purex® Brand experience. The NEW Purex Crystals Aromatherapy scent infusions, and stimulate your life with peaceful bliss and boundless spirit with these soothing aromas! 

I am proud to introduce you to this amazing smelling product from our favorite Purex Crystals. 

I cannot wait to try all the other two but I can tell you we are loving Well Being. You can choose like my kids do based on color or choose based on your mood.

The three scents are called:

Well Being

These really are a laundry enhancer that will make your washer, dryer, clothes, drawers and closet have that fresh laundry scent.

FYI, these are so good that my daughter pours some in a little tiny cup and puts them in her room because she wants her room to smell like Well Being.

Enter the Giveaway below 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary sample as a Purex Insider. No monetary compensation was received.

Safe Kids and FedEx Halloween Safety Tips & A GIVEAWAY (5 GOODY BAGS)

Yesterday I wrote about FedEx and Safe Kids working together to ensure that our kids are safe and protected while trick or treating on Halloween. Now for more information and a GIVEAWAY.

Super Halloween Safety Tips
Top safety tips Safe Kids and FedEx recommend for parents:
  • Cross the street safely at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.  Walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Slow down and stay alert - watch out for cars that are turning or backing up and never dart out into the street or cross in between parked cars.
  • Costumes can be both creative and safe. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Masks can obstruct a child's vision, so choose non-toxic face paint and make-up whenever possible instead. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights in order to see better, as well as be seen by drivers.

Top safety tips Safe Kids and FedEx recommend for drivers:
  • Slow down in residential neighborhoods. Remember that popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Be especially alert and take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Reduce any distractions inside your car, such as talking on the phone or eating, so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

About Safe Kids Walk This Way
In 1999, Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx created the Safe Kids Walk This Way program in the United States to teach safe behaviors to motorists and child pedestrians and create safer, more walkable communities through education, awareness, research and actual physical improvements to the spaces where child pedestrians are most at risk.  As part of the FedEx commitment to learning about the issues that impact road safety, advancing safe driving practices and improving safety conditions in the communities in which FedEx operates, the Walk This Way program has made significant progress in accelerating child pedestrian safety, particularly among younger children. Over the past 13 years, the Walk This Way program has expanded to include Brazil, Canada, China, India, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines where it has educated more than 4 million children. 

For more tips on how to help kids become safer pedestrians on Halloween, as well as throughout the year, visit and visit our Facebook page at

Thanks to Safe Kids & Fed Ex my readers have the opportunity to win Trick Or Treating bags like the photo above.

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was received to host this giveaway. I will be receiving my own bags.

Stock Up Your Kindle With Some Free Reads


Catelyn Travis is a good girl who gets good grades in law school, doesn't date and never gets into trouble. But when a run of bad luck threatens to destroy everything she's worked for, she's forced to become Cat, phone sex goddess who fulfills the fantasies of her clients night after night. When she meets Ashton Davenport, bad boy biker billionaire, she knows to stay away. But when he calls her alter ego, Cat, she has no choice but to fall for the sexy stranger.

Now her life is spiraling out of control as she struggles to keep her two identities separate, but there's one person who knows her secret. And he'll stop at nothing to destroy her, just like he destroyed her parents. Threatened at every turn, her life crumbling around her, Catelyn must decide who she can trust, because the wrong choice could end her life.

*Mature Content Warning* Sex, swearing and adult content. You've been warned. This is the first book in the Call Me Cat Trilogy. Leave Me Love and Tell Me True are now available in this sexy mystery series.

He loves me and hurts me. The more intense his possessiveness becomes, the deeper the scars he leaves. And, I take in everything; the good and the bad, the love and the jealousy...until I can't do anymore. Our love is blinding, tainted, intense. Our love is punishing, broken, not meant to last. It is beautiful, deep and adorned with can't live without you's, don't leave me's. And sorrows and imperfections. Yet if I had to start all over again, I'd choose you...always you.

Book one of a three-part erotic romance series.

Mature audiences only!


Hannah Dyer’s crazy mother was abusive and an alcoholic. At the age of sixty she adopted an infant, and now that she’s dead, Hannah must raise the child. But fighting the effects of severe burns sustained in childhood may be all that Hannah can manage. Defined and alienated by both emotional and physical scars, Hannah fears that she might be abusive and crazy, too. Burden of Breath alternates between the intervening years since the fire and the present as Hannah struggles to separate from her mother’s crippling influence - even from the grave. Anger and isolation force Hannah to confront her emotional and physical damage, and she transforms her life in ways she could never have imagined.
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