Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Photobomb Yourself Into A Scene of New Girl


New Girl Season 2 is now available on DVD.  Head over to New Girl Season 2 Photobomb. Pick your favorite scene and add your very own photo from your computer or your Facebook page!

Have Fun!

Special Features

  • Extended version of Virgins
  • Full of Schmidt
  • Gag reel
  • Audio commentary on Cooler
  • Deleted scenes
  • Closed Captioned

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Zac Efron Has Definitely Grown Up Since High School Musical #focusfeatures

That Awkward Moment (Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots) from
Focus Features

Sunday November 3rd We Turn The Clocks Back - Stay On Track With Tickety Toc! #daylightsavings #ticketytoc

Turbo On Blu-Ray, DVD and Combo Pack November 12th & SOME FUN ACTIVITY SHEETS FOR KIDS @FHEInsiders #TurboFastFun

Laugh it up with the visually stunning, heartfelt comedy-adventure for fans of all ages this holiday season! “Fresh, fast and funny” (Lou Lumenick, New York Post) and garnering four stars from Shawn Edwards with Fox TV, DreamWorks Animation’s TURBO has been hailed by critics as “pure family fun” (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview) receiving outstanding audience reaction and a coveted “A” CinemaScore.

Directed by David Soren and from the team behind family favorite franchises MADAGASCAR and KUNG FU PANDA, TURBO is “a movie both kids AND adults will adore!” (Deidre Behar, Clevver News) and features laugh-out-loud performances from an incredible voice cast of today’s biggest stars: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolf, Michelle Rodriguez and Samuel L. Jackson.

Experience big dreams and even bigger laughs when TURBO arrives on Digital HD on October 22 and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on November 12.  Taking the fun-filled spirited adventure of the film, the Blu-ray and DVD are packaged with a TURBO pullback toy racer, while supplies last, making it a great gift for the holidays!

I love when companies tie in all kinds of fun promotions for movies especially when it involves keeping my kids busy. Check out these fun activity sheets

 Have fun and look for more activity sheets and a giveaway coming your way!

The Wolverine and The Wolverine Unleashed!


Crazy Busy

Hey my dear friends,

I wanted to let you know that I have been working as a sub at my children's school so haven't been around, lately and when I get home, man it is crazy busy. Between homework, dinner, Cub Scouts, Brownies, shopping, house stuff, etc my life has been hectic.

Hopefully in the next few days I can play catch up and with the holidays coming, hope to get whatever work they give me.

Talk to you all soon and I apologize for being absent.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Extra Entry for Janis Thomas Sweet Nothings

Put the extra entry word into the extra info area of the rafflecopter on the giveaway for Sweet Nothings!

Monday - Sweet
Tuesday - Chick Lit
Wednesday - divorce
Thursday - Starting Over
Friday - Mr. Right
Saturday - Journey
Sunday - Ruby

Thursday, October 24, 2013



Even if you’re not on the front-line, the candy, gum and treats for Halloween find a way of making it front and center.  So, instead of the guilt, stay fit and healthy with these five Halloween fitness tips from FITWEEK ™.

1.     Be the kid, go trick-or-treating.  Make it an event by going shopping with your friends for cool Halloween costumes, then chart a long walk in any neighborhood and have your own trick-or-treat event.   If you have kids, dress up with them and bring your friends along, expand the group and get some exercise.

2.     Find a pumpkin patch. Searching for the perfect plump pumpkin can be a fun and active event of lifting and turning. Look for pumpkin patches and orchards near you and make it an outing.

3.     Turn the trick-or-treating candy event into an exercising event.  In between trick-or-treaters, do the following exercises to tone and tighten your arms and legs:
a.     10 side leg lifts
b.     10 squats
c.      10 bicep curls
d.     10 tricep curls

4.     Have a taffy pull.  An old-fashioned taffy pull is both fun and demanding on the arms.  The taffy pulling part of making taffy is a great workout for biceps and triceps.  The best part: you can roll and wrap your taffy when you’re done and hand it out on Halloween as your own homemade candy treat.

5.     Go on a ghost tour. Many cities have spooky walking tours that will raise your spirits and perhaps others, too! Check out daily deal sites for special offers around this time of year. 

Halloween Trick Or Treat Bag Giveaway - 3 Bags!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Halloween is my daughter's favorite time of year. She gets ready September 1st decorating her room and the other rooms of the house. While we love the time of year, I am also very careful and talk to both my children about safety during this time of year. Yes, people are generous but we cannot trust everyone. 

FedEx and Safe Kids have partnered to make sure our children and their parents are educated about Halloween Safety!

Here at the top safety tips Safe Kids and FedEx we should all remember while trick or treating this Halloween:

  • 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 9:30pm. 
  • 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, SafeKids Worldwide and FedEx created the Safe Kids Walk This Way program in the US 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 children 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 safety, particularly among young 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 their Facebook page

As part of this initiative, Safe Kids and FedEx are providing kids with reflective materials to promote visibility as well as important safety information for children, parents and drivers. 

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

Included in the bag (flashlight, reflective tags, stickers for kids!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was received to host this giveaway. I will be receiving my own bags.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Never Forget Your Vitamins Again - Gummy Vitamins Are Not Just For Adults

I believe in taking vitamins, I really, really do but constantly forget. I don't want to have them sitting on the counter especially since my counter is like 12 inches by 12 inches;there is no room for anything except what needs to be there.  So, I put them in the cabinet and remember when I spot them, "Oh yeah, vitamins!" I sometimes forget them for 3 or more days.... until now!

Smarty Pants have created vitamins and supplements that I really, really want to take. Why!? Because they are delicious. I wish I could eat the whole bottle. My husband and I have yet to forget our vitamins in over 3 weeks. We both relish the moment we pop them in our mouth.

Gummies in general are a favorite of mine and my kids love their gummies so it only stands to reason that all vitamins should be in gummy form.

Smarty Pants is Made in California in a GMP certified facility, always gluten & casein free with no artificial sweeteners or High-Fructose Corn Syrup, SmartyPants’ Adult Complete are made with Eco, Natural, and Organic ingredients. The only Multivitamin + Omega 3s + Vitamin D gummy on the market, SmartyPants is the highest quality solution that happens to taste absolutely delicious.

The Mulivitamin + Omega 3s + Vitamin D are delicious. They come in orange, lemon and cherry flavors and you will love taking them. I cannot believe there is fish oil in these. I have taken Omega 3 vitamins and burp fish oil for hours. Not with these!

We swear by these. So good for you and taste good too! We love that we can take up to 6 a day.

We also got to try Smartypants Weight Management Complete which I personally loved. They are filled with fiber and D3, C, B6, B12, Omega 3 DHA and EPA also the ol' important folic acid.

D3, C, B6, B12, Omega 3 DHA & EPA & Folic Acid
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The suggested dosage is to start with two and move up to 6 slowly because of the fiber.

They taste good and knowing that they are good for you and

The hardest part about taking these vitamins is to stop at the recommended dose. They are really good.

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was received to review these products.

There's No Place Like Home - The Wizard of Oz DVD Giveaway

Last month I wrote about The Wizard Of Oz coming up on its 75th Anniversary. Can you believe it? One of the greatest family friendly movies ever made and is still a classic today. When I became a parent I remember thinking, I cannot wait to introduce the kids to The Wizard of Oz.


Home is where the heart is and my home is wherever my family is. For so many people this sometimes means living in deplorable conditions, sometimes even their car. Habitat for Humanity has been doing something about that since 1976 and now they have partnered with Warner Brothers to help a fundraising drive to benefit Habitat for Humanity's mission.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporate Responsibility Team Up for Year-Long Fundraising Campaign at

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporate Responsibility (WBE) announced today a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to launch "There's No Place Like Home," a campaign celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the classic film, The Wizard of Oz™. The year-long program kicks off today with a digital fundraising campaign and, throughout the year, will feature several themed initiatives and events supporting Habitat for Humanity's work to create decent, safe and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.  

"Warner Bros. Consumer Products has been fortunate to delight fans of The Wizard of Oz through the years with a multitude of products, and our 'There's No Place Like Home' campaign is an extension of our appreciation for this classic film and those who love it," said Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "The initiative will not only drive excitement among the iconic film's legions of fans, it will help generate important funds for Habitat for Humanity – a fitting partnership as we celebrate this milestone anniversary."
Ron Sanders, president, Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution said, "Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to be included in this partnership with Habitat for Humanity. We're hopeful the significant monetary contributions it will generate will lead to the repair and rebuilding of communities worldwide and provide safe and secure places for families to live. What better way to be involved with this worthy organization than to arrange for The Wizard of Oz and its famous phrase to provide the key sentiment for this terrific campaign."

"Warner Bros. is committed to making positive contributions to the communities in which we work and live," said Susan Fleishman, executive vice president, Worldwide Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Warner Bros. Entertainment.  "As the studio has enjoyed a long partnership with Habitat for Humanity, this serves as an ideal opportunity for us to use the affinity for a classic title like The Wizard of Oz to create awareness and support for such a worthy cause."
"Every day, in locations all around the world, we see how having a decent home can change lives and transform communities," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "Adequate and affordable housing is foundational, and stable housing is inextricably linked to better health, education and livelihood opportunities. The simple statement is true:  There's no place like home."

Warner Bros. and Habitat for Humanity will offer a dedicated website and corresponding Facebook application where consumers can support the "There's No Place Like Home" campaign throughout the year.  All donations to the "There's No Place Like Home" campaign will support Habitat for Humanity's mission to create housing in partnership with low-income families.  The campaign will also feature local Habitat for Humanity build events around the country, kicking off with a marquee event in the greater Los Angeles area's city of Long Beach on September 24. The event will be co-sponsored by IMAX and will be supported by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and Cafe Press.

Additional WBCP licensing partners supporting the national "There's No Place Like Home" campaign include Hallmark, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group, Workman Publishing, Westland Giftware, Cafe Press, Trendsetters, Harper Design, Tonner Doll, Thomas Kinkade and Jersey Jack Pinball, who will donate product for the tiered-level reward program.  More partners and activities for the "There's No Place Like Home" campaign will be announced in the coming months.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz musical, which is currently touring nationwide, is also participating in the "There's No Place Like Home" campaign. Venues in select markets will facilitate donations each time a patron checks into the local theatre on Facebook.
Beginning September 20, The Wizard of Oz 3D will be presented in the immersive IMAX® 3D format and return to the big screen for an exclusive one-week engagement in IMAX® theatres across North America. Following the IMAX® theatrical release, on October 1, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release a limited and numbered The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition, which will consist of a five-disc set including Blu-ray™3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and UltraViolet™ versions of the film.  Loaded with exclusive collectible 75th Anniversary memorabilia, a new documentary, The Making of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz; and over 16 hours of extras. Three more editions will be available separately: a two-disc 3D/Blu-ray, a single-disc Blu-ray, and a two-disc DVD. All four will contain the new documentary and extra content. For more information, visit

About Warner Bros. Entertainment Warner Bros. Entertainment, a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company, is a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses. A Time Warner Company, Warner Bros. stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry, from feature films to television, home video/DVD, animation, comic books, interactive entertainment and games, product and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.

About Habitat for Humanity InternationalHabitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 3 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates for fair and just housing policies and provides training and access to resources to help more families improve their shelter conditions. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To get more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit

Warner Bros. joined forces with Habitat for Humanity to kick off the “There’s No Place Like Home” initiative on Tuesday, September 24 in Long Beach, CA with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.

Execs buildEmployees from Warner Bros., Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, as well as sponsors IMAX Corporation and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, were on site to participate in the home build as well as a beautification project at the nearby Burnett Library.
Other notable attendees included vocal sensations, Pentatonix, and the cast of The Wizard of Oz Musical.

Chuck jonesRepresenting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity,  artist James Mulligan designed the beautiful Wizard of Oz themed mural for the Burnett Library. Volunteers worked diligently with Mulligan to complete the mural, which was revealed at the close of the event. The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will continue their relationship with the Burnett Library by setting up special “Wizard of Oz” art days where artist volunteers will work with the children visiting the library.
HabitatThis event was a fantastic beginning to the year long campaign which supports Habitat for Humanity’s work to create decent, safe and affordable housing in partnership with hardworking, low-income families. For more information on how YOU can get involved, visit
Follow this link to see video footage Extra about the Habitat for Humanity build:
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