Valentine's Holiday Gift Guide 2017 For Woman Edition

I love Valentine's Day although I have never gotten the Queen treatment I wish for the gifts of jewelry, candy, flowers, balloons and dinner. Usually I get a card and a box of candy and there was that time I got a huge stuffed bear which was really cute but the men I dated weren't really Valentine kind of guys.

If I had my way here is a list of some of the things that would blow me away.

French Macaron Collection from Gift Tree

True Love's Wish Bouquet from Gift Tree

Kombucha Jar & Brew Kit from UncommonGoods

Red Wine & Dark Chocolate Gift Basket from Gourmet Gift Basket

Herkimer Diamond/Birthstone/Raw Stone Necklace from whatanovelidea on Etsy

Glowing necklace from EpicGlows on Etsy 

You Are So Loved Mug from Smallglow on Etsy

You've Got My Heart Frame from Undertheblossomtree 

Set of Pearl Candle Holders from MaidenLongIsland 

Spa Day
Salt Cave Session 
Loot Crate Subscription Box - Anime 
Glossybox Subscription Box  - My Review
Goddess Provisions Subscription Box  
Pop Sugar Must Have Subscription Box
Love Goodly Subscription Box
Little Lace Box Subscription Box 
Love With Food Subscription Box
BoCandy Subscription Box - My Review
Japan Crate Subscription Box 

Amazon Echo! If I didn't have one I would be asking for one. I love my Echo. Alexa works out with me, plays my music, gives me the weather, mediates with me, sings Happy Birthday gives me the news, and so much more. 


Michael Kors Perfume is so pretty 
VonShef Bamboo Steamer with chopsticks and wax liners
Free Standing Jewelry Mirror with tons of space
Highlight Valentine's Day Ceiling Projector 

Amazon Fire Tablet  

Amazon Fire Stick with Alexa Capabilities 
Mini Red Roses in Jute Votives from Jackson and Perkins


Disclaimer: I received nothing for mentioning these companies. These are not sponsored gifts. I simply would love to have these if someone was buying for me.

Mark You Calendar: Feb 7th - The Trolls Party Edition

LOL Watch GloZell Green have some fun with her friends while watching Trolls!


A hit with audiences and critics alike, DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS, is the “feel-good” movie of the year receiving an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A” CinemaScore® and a Certified Fresh rating on DreamWorks TROLLS, the fresh, music-filled adventure packed with humor and heart dances onto Digital HD on Jan. 24 and Blu-ray™ and DVD on Feb. 7 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The colorful, richly textured Troll Village is full of optimistic Trolls, who are always ready to sing, dance and party. When the comically pessimistic Bergens invade, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on an epic journey to rescue her friends.  Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.

From Shrek franchise veterans Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After) and Walt Dohrn (Shrek 2, Shrek the Third), TROLLS features the voice talents of Golden Globe® nominee Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, The Accountant), Grammy and Emmy® Award winner and Golden Globe® Award nominee Justin Timberlake (Friends with Benefits, Shrek the Third), Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award nominee Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl”), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad, How to Train Your Dragon), Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winner Christine Baranski (“The Good Wife,” How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Grammy Award nominee Gwen Stefani (“The Voice”), Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award nominee John Cleese (Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After), Emmy® Award winner James Corden (“The Late Late Show with James Corden”, Into the Woods), Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winner Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent, “Arrested Development”) and Ron Funches (“Undateable,” Get Hard).

“The movie’s message, and it’s a lovely one, is that we all have a wild-haired, beaming doll of happiness inside. ‘Trolls’ will put you in touch with yours,” proclaims Owen Gleiberman of Variety.

Give your new year an optimistic start with TROLLS PARTY EDITION on Blu-ray™ February 7, 2017 and Digital HD January 24. Exclusive to TROLLS BLU-RAY PARTY EDITION – take your Trolls Party to the next level with four interactive Party Mode features where you can use your remote to engage with the on-screen fun. Shower the screen with glitter during party scenes, drop cupcakes when things get scary, high-five Cloud Guy, join Mr. Dinkles for “OH SNAP” moments and much more!
TROLLS Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD Includes:
  • Party Mode - Sing, dance and laugh along with the Trolls in this engaging, interactive feature.*
    *PLUS, only on Blu-ray: use your remote to conTROLL fun on-screen moments! 
  • Travel Through Troll Village - Cloud Guy narrates a fun exploration of Troll Village.
  • The Potion for Stop-Motion - Part behind-the-scenes, part stop-motion tutorial, this featurette explores the process of creating Poppy's visually stunning scrapbook.
  • Creating Troll Magic - Trolls Production Designer Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin leads a kid-friendly exploration of her role as production designer on the film before highlighting four key stages of creating the animation with detailed visuals of each stage.
  • Troll 2 Troll - Poppy and Branch have a friendly debate on important topics such as “Cat vs. Dog.” *
  • Inside the Bunker - An in-depth exploration of Branch's "special" place, narrated by Cloud Guy. *
  • Deleted Scenes with Intros by Director, Mike Mitchell and Co-Director, Walt Dohrn.
*Blu-ray and Digital HD only

Think Jam: Mandy Rodgers, 323.648.3376,

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January is Walk and Train your Dog Month + BilJac Giveaway

This month is Walk and Train Your Dog Month and Biljac has some great tips for you and your favorite four legged friend.

1. Getting to know you pet.  When you first get a dog the best thing you can do for yourself and the pup or dog is to learn what makes them tick. Do they like to run, play with toys that bounce or squeak or are they more of the cuddling type? Do they like to lounge or run outside. Do they like chin rubs or belly rubs. Just like us our dogs have different likes and dislikes.

2. Develop a relationship.

3. Build Trust.

This is where BilJac Training Treats are perfect for your pet. They are the perfect size for a reward while training your pet.  For much more about training your pet visit Biljac.

The 411:

We don't have a dog but dog sit for many others.

This is Rocky and he is well trained thanks to his owner but when we come he does try to push the envelope a little bit. Treats are the perfect way to let this little guy know we are the boss while mom is away and he loves them!

We are able to put his leash on easily. With his mom he doesn't need one but with us he isn't always quick to come back to us if we take him without one. These treats allow us to easily calm him down so we can get that leash on and he can get out and do his business. The treats are small enough that his mom doesn't get upset that we are giving him too many treats and she is happy that the first ingredient one the ingredient list is chicken.


 You can get Biljacs are Pet Food Stores like Petsmart and Petco but also at Amazon 

To Enter the Biljac Giveaway fill out the entry form below before January 26th.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. My reviews are 100% honest and true based on my personal opinion not on a company’s description or request. I am not employed by any company I review for. No monetary compensation was received.

SpacePop Girls Are Not Your Average Princesses

SpacePop is an animated You Tube series that focuses on empowerment, friendship and adventure. This is not your average princesses movie and these five princesses not average princess. After evil Empress Geela takes over the Planets of the Pentangle the girls disguise themselves as musicians and form a band called SpacePop to try to save their respective planets.

Look for this DVD in March 2017

Each of the princesses has their own pet and very different personalities that your girl will love.

Athena is in charge due to her smarts. LOVE THAT!

Hera is too cute. She reminds me of myself when I was younger. Always seeing the good and beauty in everything.

Juno is a rebel and isn't afraid of anything.

Luna is a Diva and was my daughter's least favorite because of her diva attitude but she loved that she has different colored eyes.

Rhea is quirky and is my daughter's favorite. She plays guitar and has a wonderful sense of fashion and style. She designs all the girls clothes.

My daughter was never into Disney Princesses :( she was into smart kids like The Scooby Gang and Phineas and Ferb.

In this movie the royal servant Chamberline must make sure the princesses are safe. These girls will be fine. They are unstoppable and ready for anything.

There is more than just movies featuring the girls.  There are dolls, books, clothes and more.

Visit the SpacePOP website for information on the princesses, see their webisodes and more.

Mark Your Calendar: New Show On Cartoon Network

The Dark Ages are about to get a little brighter…and a whole lot more fun!

I’m so excited to tell you about an EPIC brand-new animated series for kids,
My Knight and Me! The funny, adventure-packed show for the school-age set airs weekdays at 4pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network – and new episodes will be premiering all January long!  

My Knight and Me, for kids ages 6-10, follows the quests of a colorful and charismatic trio of knights in shining armor: loyal, street-smart Jimmy the Squire, daring and determined Cat the Princess, and the bold and courageous Henri of Orange, Jimmy’s dad and a charmingly inept, yet passionately chivalrous knight who might not be the most efficient protector of the realm – but sure is the funniest! Together, the knightly group sets out from the Kingdom of Epic to save the day and brighten the Dark Ages!

A TeamTO Thuristar production, My Knight and Me was created and directed by Joeri Christiaen.


Mark Your Calendar: Season 2 of Just Add Magic Airs This Friday, January 13th

Anything’s possible when you “just add magic”!

I’m so excited to share that Season Two of the popular Amazon Original Kids live-action series, Just Add Magic, will debut on Prime Video on Friday, January 13If you haven't seen the show you NEED TO! Catch it on Amazon Prime Video now. It is a great show for ages 10-15.  My daughter and I loved it.

Based on Cindy Callaghan’s book of the same name, Just Add Magic for kids, tweens and their families, follows the adventures of Kelly (Olivia Sanabia, Extant) and her two best friends, Hannah (Aubrey Miller, Austin & Ally) and Darbie (Abby Donnelly, Suburgatory), who stumble across a mysterious cookbook and discover that its recipes are far from ordinary – they're magical! 
In Season Two of Just Add Magic, the girls’ Last-Ditch Layer Cake breaks every spell in town, which miraculously brings Grandma Quinn (Dee Wallace, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) back to her normal self. Unfortunately, it also brings back an old enemy…Chuck Hankins. Chuck disappeared when he was a teenager, but when he returns 50 years later, he hasn’t aged a day. When he begins to meddle in the girls’ lives, they must put aside their summer of fun in order to save the magic from falling into the wrong hands. As they begin to investigate, they learn that Chuck isn’t just an ordinary troublemaker. In fact, he's capable of much more than they could ever imagine. Chuck is creating his own magic cookbook and may be seeking revenge on the people who spelled him years ago. His master plan will eventually put one of the trio in grave danger unless Kelly, Hannah and Darbie can find a way to defeat Chuck once and for all.

Just Add Magic stars Olivia Sanabia (Extant), Abby Donnelly (Suburgatory), Aubrey Miller (Austin & Ally), and Judah Bellamy (Home). The series also stars Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) as Grandma Quinn, Catia Ojeda (Grey’s Anatomy) as Mrs. Quinn, Andrew Burlinson (Parks and Recreation) as Mr. Quinn, Amy Hill (50 First Dates) as Mama P, and Ellen Karsten (Camp Takota) as Ms. Silvers.

A single-camera live-action series, Just Add Magic is executive produced by Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle) and Joe Nussbaum (George Lucas in Love, Awkward) with Nussbaum also directing several episodes. Luisa Leschin (Austin & Ally) serves as co-executive producer, Matt Goldman (Wizards of Waverly Place) serves as consulting producer and Pixie Wespiser (Good Luck Charlie) serves as producer.

The first season of Just Add Magic, the most streamed Amazon Original Series for kids 6-11 to date, is now available to stream exclusively for Prime members via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs; connected devices, including Fire TV; mobile devices; and online. Prime members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership.

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