A New Horror Series February 14 at BlackBoxTV's YouTube



Los Angeles, CA - Come one, come all! The official trailer for the thrilling new horror anthology series "Welcome To Daisyland" is out today. Step on up, if you dare, and get the first glimpse of the Daisyland Carnival, where dreams come true and nightmares begin! 

Led by temptress and ringmaster Daisy, portrayed by Pepi Sonuga (Ash Vs Evil Dead, Famous In Love), "Welcome To Daisyland" will give viewers an inside look at what happens at Daisyland once the gates have closed and all the patrons have gone home, when the cast of the music and mayhem shadow show come to life. Each member of the troupe has a dark gift and job to fulfill, as Daisyland is not just a carnival but a place for the collection of souls.

Directed by award-winning film maker Tony E. Valenzuela (Silverwood, Harper's Globe, Green Eyed World) and Executive Produced by David Edwards (Rock Star INXS) while being presented by Spitfire Music and BlackBoxTV, "Welcome To Daisyland" will premiere on Valentine's Day, February 14, on the BlackBoxTV YouTube channel. Music and orchestration for the series was provided by acclaimed hard rock outfit The Dead Daisies.

Additional cast will include Jessica Amlee (Heartland, Greenhouse Academy), Tru Collins (Insecure, Awkward), Kellan Rhude (The Axe Murders of Villisca, You Can Play), Aaron Groben (Face Off, Comedy Bang Bang), Jarrett Sleeper (Stranger Than Fiction), George Todd McLachlan (Josie) and Sam Aotaki.

"Welcome to Daisyland" is our Valentine's Day gift to both fans of horror and BlackBoxTV," declares director Tony E. Valenzuela. "It's a music and mayhem shadow show that brings together two things I'm passionate about, namely dirgy swampland rock n' roll and good, bloody horror."

Don't forget to tune in for the first episode on February 14 at BlackBoxTV's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/blackboxtv/ 

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Fuller House: The Complete Third Season A Review

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Two-Disc Set Features All 18 Season Three Episodes 

BURBANK, CA (October 10, 2018) -- Have mercy! The third season of the heartwarming family comedy Fuller House is set for release on DVD, January 22, 2019, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. One of television’s most beloved families is back to entertain viewers with 18 hilarious new episodes, featuring guest appearances by original Full House cast including John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin. Get ready for more laughter and good times as the Tanners, Fullers and Gibblers embark on a brand-new set of entertaining adventures. Fuller House: The Complete Third Season, will retail for $24.98 SRP. The third season of Fuller House will also be available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

Major life events take place on the third season of Fuller House. Steve and C.J. make plans to get married in Japan and the gang heads overseas for the big wedding, but before anyone has a chance to say “I do,” a big revelation has an impact on the nuptials. Plus, Stephanie makes plans to get in-vitro fertilization, D.J. tries to get Tommy into a prestigious preschool, and Fernando buys Kimmy’s childhood home and restores it to its former glory. Meanwhile, Jackson and Ramona start high school where Ramona tries out for her school’s dance team while Jackson becomes a joke at his school after slipping on a piece of bologna during lunch. Joey, Jesse and Danny come home to celebrate 30 years since they initially moved in together to raise the Tanner girls. It’s an unforgettable season filled with laughter and love for the Tanners and their friends on this beloved family comedy.

The series, which has earned a 2018 Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for “Outstanding Children’s Program,” has already been renewed for a fourth season on Netflix.

“Fuller House is a hilarious and touching series that keeps getting better season after season,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. She added, “The way in which this program came back to television after so many years and managed to completely captivate multiple generations of viewers all over again, is remarkable. We are delighted to release another season of this wonderful comedy on DVD.”

Fuller House is the continuation of the ‘90s ABC series Full House in which eldest daughter D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure, Full House, A Christmas Detour) is now a veterinarian and recently widowed mother trying to raise three boys on her own. She is joined by her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin, Full House, Walt Before Mickey) and best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber, Full House, The Skateboard Kid 2) and Kimmy’s teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Bringas), who move in to lend their support and help raise D.J.’s kids. The Full House original cast, including Bob Saget (Full House, Entourage), Lori Loughlin (Full House, When Calls the Heart), John Stamos (Full House, Grandfathered, Scream Queens) and Dave Coulier (Full House, Robot Chicken), make guest appearances throughout the series.

The original Full House, which centered around three grown men raising three girls in San Francisco, premiered in 1987 on ABC and became an instant hit with viewers. The family friendly series became a pop culture phenomenon. It was praised by fans for its wholesome comedy, lovable characters and valuable life lessons. It aired for eight successful seasons and later aired in syndication. Fuller House premiered on Netflix in February 2016.

Featured Episodes:

1. Best Summer Ever
2. Break a Leg
3. Declarations of Independence
4. My Little Hickey
5. Uncle Jesse’s Adventures in Babysitting
6. M-M-M-My Ramona
7. Say Yes to the Dress
8. Maybe Baby
9. Wedding Or Not Here We Come
10. My Best Friend’s Japanese Wedding
11. Troller Coaster
12. Fast Times at Bayview High
13. A Tommy Tale
14. Surrogate City
15. Soul Sisters
16. Happily Ever After
17. Fullers in a Fog
18. Here Comes the Sun

The 411:

If you were a fan of Full House you cannot help but love Fuller House especially with all the cameos and the girls we grew up with living our lives. It is totally relatable. The girls are starting over have new romances, single parenting with the help of friends and family and making memories. Like so many of us. My friends and I use to talk about this all the time. Coming back around after being married, raising kids and eventually living together like the Golden Girls. I would much prefer living together like this. With friends and family you can do anything.

My favorite character is Kimmy's ex Fernando who tries so hard to be what she needs. If you watched Full House back in the day, seeing Kimmy's childhood home designed by Fernando is everything.  This is the episode we get to see Uncle Jesse and man, not sure what happened but thankfully dealing with babies was done when he was much younger because he couldn't handle it these days. Poor Jesse!

While the show does get a little hokey at times, this is what we loved about Full House. I have enjoyed it since season 1 and love getting to share it with my own kids although I think I love it a little more than they do.

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Putting Together A Pet Bed AND Paranormal Activity? Hmmmmm, Maybe!

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Our cats pretty much sleep everywhere and anywhere. We have one "cat bed" which is actually my old office chair cushion and a bean bag cover with a broken zipper so we were happy to review Veehoo's Elevated Pet Bed.

The bed is black and red, raised, waterproof and portable. We have three cats and were very interested to see if one of them would claim the bed. So far, it is whoever gets there first but the one who seems to like it most is Luna! She is the Alpha and first cat in the house so it is no surprise there.

The Veehoo bed was a little difficult to put together but maybe it was because it was by my tiny 13 year old daughter. The problem she ran into is that it was difficult to get the last part of the frame together since the mat needs to be inserted in the frame and it is pretty squared off. There is ZERO give on the mat. It gets so stretched across the frame that it was hard to get the last part together. Once she finally got it, the Velcro barely reached to close. It is very secure and will not buckle but was stressful. With that being said, the cats all use it. They go under it, on it. Play with it, sleep on it, stand on it, and allow us to brush them when they are on it so it is really a win for us. They don't love being brushed.

We love that it is portable and can easily be used outdoors too since it is raised. Perfect for picnics, camp outs, or chilling on the deck.

As for the Paranormal Activity at around 1:16 Jinxy looks at something than swings his head around as if someone played with his ears. We don't see anything. Do you?

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2 Great Scholastic Reads Plus Read Aloud

This hilarious follow-up to Misunderstood Shark by New York Times bestselling duo Ame Dyckman and Scott Magoon tackles what it really means to be a good friend. Bob is already irate that Shark has eaten him, but when Shark doesn't admit to eating him, Bob is so mad he declares that the ocean isn't big enough for both of them!

Friends Don't Eat Friends is exploding with over-the-top humor and awesome marine facts! For example, when Shark overdoses on Finilla Ice Cream after fighting with Bob, we learn that shark teeth are coated with fluoride. Lucky for Shark, he can't get cavities! Join Shark and the gang for another story and find out if Shark learns his lesson about friendship, or if he really is just misunderstood — again!  

The 411:

This is an adorably funny book. I have read it at least 20 times in the past week and it never gets old.  My preschool class loves hearing about Bob and Shark. The Baby Shark song is really big with my kids and they are riveted by everything shark these days.

In this book, Bob is upset and wants an apology from Shark for eating him. While this is going on they are followed by a film crew as they are filming the underwater show called Underwater Work with Bob. The crew adds to the humor of the story and my class loves hearing different voices for all the characters. 

Written for ages 3-6 but thoroughly enjoyed by all ages.

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The second book the kids are enjoying this month is The Inpatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach

When a group of caterpillars scamper up a tree to metamorphosize, one of them is still learning about this whole transformation thing.

Who knew that with a little time, and patience, he could become a beautiful butterfly? But the two-week wait inside his chrysalis feels interminable. ("Can I get a comic book?" "What if I need the bathroom?" "Anyone want to play a game?"). His fellow caterpillars all tell him to be patient and let nature take its course, but the waiting is just so hard. Can he do it??

With warmth, wit, and a flair for hilarious cartooning, Ross Burach turns a relatable feeling and an evergreen curriculum topic into an endearing picture book that has all the hallmarks of a modern classic.

The 411:

My preschool class and I love this book. It is so cute. The caterpillar reminds me so much of my daytime kids. In this story the caterpillar learns that there are a few things he must do in order to finally become his ultimate self and it can take a little time too but sometimes waiting is very difficult. We love the little convo the caterpillar has with himself and all the illustrations. To see more of the book watch me read it below.

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Modular Closets Home Organization Expert Shares His Top Tips To Help You Declutter Your Home & Start The New Year Off Right

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I started decluttering January 2nd. It was time and Maria Kondo inspired me like the rest of my friends. We are all decluttering. Lightening up the load has taken a weight off my life. I feel so much better. So I am happy to share this article (with permission) by Marty Basher is the home organization expert at Modular Closets.

Most of us have stress in our lives. It is pretty common. So it is important that we do what we can to limit unnecessary stress, such as messy environments. A messy desk, car, house… a messy whatever can really impede your ability to function at your optimal capacity. So take a few minutes or whatever time you need to get rid of stuff or put things in their places. There is plenty to be stressed out over- don’t let messiness be one of them.

Cleaning up a messy environment gives you a real sense of accomplishment. So many things we do today never really have an end date. They just seem to be ongoing projects that unfortunately don’t provide a measurable point to stop and say “job well done”. Well, cleaning your home, for instance, can give you that “job well done” feeling. It doesn’t take too long and the finished product is a nice, tidy living space that will give you a “well done” pat on the back. Plus, your home is clean!

Clutter can be unhealthy… literally. A lot of clutter may include things that are toxic, chemical-laden or simply just dust-collecting devices. Cleaning out things that you won’t use, and probably don’t need, can reduce dust, thus reducing molds and other airborne irritants. Just cleaning up and decluttering can have a huge impact on the quality of air that you breathe in your home.

Clutter is distracting. A cluttered home can be especially distracting, taking your eye and mind off tasks you want to work on. Clutter has been shown to reduce focus in most adults. Trying to concentrate or complete a task in a room that is full of “clutter/distractions” can increase the time to completion quite significantly. It just might be your cluttered home is also the reason you keep losing things and have to spend time looking for them.

If your clutter is on a grander scale, you may need to ease into the idea of decluttering. Sometimes, the problem with decluttering is the emotional attachment we feel to all our stuff. If this describes you then start with this one tip. Start decluttering with the least emotional items. Take it one room at a time and go through, first removing items with little or no emotional value. Before you know it, you will be moving on to more items and soon be clutter-free.

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Organized and decluttered closets are one surefire way to a more organized life! You will save time and energy not having to painstakingly piece outfits together every morning or searching for that other mitten, soccer shin pad, or you name it. Plus your your mind will feel decluttered knowing that behind your closet and cabinet doors, everything is laid out exactly as you need it to be. Here are a few ways to accomplish getting your closets into shape:

- A hanging shoe organizer is not just for shoes! Attach a clear shoe organizer with pockets to the back of your clothes or linen closet. Use it to store all the stuff that gets lost in most closets. For clothes closets use it to store socks, gloves, swim suits, scarves, and more. For the linen closet, store cleaning products, lost socks, a roll of garbage bags, sponges and scrub brushes.

- With just a few minutes of your time, your clothes closet can be organized and coded to make getting dressed a breeze—it doesn’t matter whether your closet is big or small. Start by categorizing all the shirts. Once pulled together, file them by short sleeve and long sleeved, then match up by color. Next, do the same with pants and skirts. Now, when it’s time to get dressed, you can simply look for a shirt by sleeve length and color. Then you can quickly pair it with a skirt or pants of choice. No more sorting through racks of clothes looking for a missing item stuck between two totally unrelated things.

- If you’re dealing with a small closet, think outside the box and create more space by building up and down. Add storage cubes on top of a shelf. Add a second hanging bar if you need more space to hang clothes. Storage bins fit nicely under hanging clothes rods to store off-season clothes.

- One of the easiest ways to store belts and scarves is by hanging them from simple plastic shower curtain rings. They’re inexpensive, come in big packs and perfectly hold those items that may not have another place to go. Simply snap the ring into place on your closet rod and you’re ready to go!

Bio: Marty Basher is the home organization expert at Modular Closets, the closet units you can mix & match to design your very own custom closet. Homeowners everywhere are empowered to achieve the true custom closet look- for nearly 40% less than standard custom closets. Discover Modular Closets online at https://www.modularclosets.com.

Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes #scholasticbooks

Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes
For Ages 8-12
208 Pages

1338159348 (ISBN13: 9781338159349)
Release Date: February 26, 2019

Lety Munoz sometimes has trouble speaking her mind. Her first language is Spanish and she likes to take her time putting her words together. Lety loves volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter because the dogs and cats there don't care if she can't find the right word.

When the shelter needs a volunteer to write animal profiles, Lety jumps at the chance. But grumpy classmate Hunter also wants to write profiles — so now they have to work as a team. Hunter's not much of a team player, though. He devises a secret competition to decide who will be the official shelter scribe. They'll each write three profiles. Whoever helps get their animals adopted the fastest wins. The loser scoops dog food. Lety reluctantly agrees, but she's worried. If the shelter finds out about the contest, they might kick her out of the program. Then she'll never be able to adopt Spike, her favorite dog at the shelter. Can Lety find her voice before it's too late?

The 411:

Lety's first language isn't English and she is working hard to learn as much as she can. She and her friends are volunteering at an Animal Shelter and need to apply for specific tasks. Lety decides to be the writer for animal profiles. These profiles will help the animals get adopted and must speak about the personality of the animal and drew the adoptee in to that the animal has the best chance at a successful adoption.

Lety is not the only one who wants to write. Hunter thinks he is better and devises a secret competition between he and Lety. They are each to write three profiles and which ever one's animals gets adopted the fasted wins.

This is a great book for middle schoolers. I enjoyed everything about this book and think kids will enjoy the animals, the friendships, the competition and that everyone has a reason for the way they act at times including Hunter.

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Goosebumps 2 GIVEAWAY Plus Science With Slappy #goosebumps2 #ad #giveaway

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Guys....Goosebumps w comes out January 15th on Blu-ray and DVD and if you are looking for a fun movie to watch with your kids or you grew up on the Goosebumps books by RL Stine, you seriously need to see this movie.

To get ready for the movie release how about a fun science experiment? Don't know why gummy bears are used? See the movie to find out!

Welcome to the Slapatory where you can observe, guess, and record your experiments! Watch these gummy bears grow & glow! See our post here

Click below for the recipe and directions.

Goddess and I had a blast with this experiment. You can watch us below. Want to see JUST the experiment? Forward to 3:56.

Even though we think our video is pretty cool, perhaps you want to watch the stars of the movie instead?

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