Camp Warner Bros. - Week 7- Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry #CampWarnerBros

This is probably one of my favorite weeks. I was a huge fan of Tom and Jerry when I was a child and love sharing them with my kids. While we cannot get to a drive in these days (we have been but with COVID and everything we are staying away), we have done outside family movies in our gazebo but tonight we are doing our version of a drive in movie to watch Tom & Jerry The Fast and The Furry. If you’ve ever been to a drive-in movie, you know how much fun it can be; from piling in the car with your cozy blankets to enjoying your favorite snacks in the Summer air! 

If you have a box you and your child can create a fun drive-in movie experience for your kids that is so easy.  Have your child decorate the car the way they want. My kids use to put pillows, blanks and stuffed animals in their box when they were small enough to fit in a box. It is so much fun and kids can use their creativity and let their imagination run wild for hours with a box and a marker or crayons and these printables.

Once you car is completed – the family can all sit back, relax, and get nostalgic while watching America’s favorite cat and mouse duo as they race around the world in Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry!

About the movie:

About Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry

Tom and Jerry enter an extreme car race competition called the "Super Race" in order to win the grand prize of a beautiful, dream mansion! Driving suped-up hot rods that can adapt to any environment (land, sea or air), they compete in this wild race around the world, encountering famous landmarks along the way and leaving chaos in their wake.

If you do make a car we would love to see what you come up with. Please share it on your social media with the hashtag #CampWarnerBros. I cannot wait!

My kids are too big for boxes so my kids and I decided to head to a “driveway movie” not to be confused with a drive-in movie!  We grabbed some 🍿 and Twizzlers to and watched Tom & Jerry The Fast & The Furry now on Blu-ray, digital and DVD. I love that my kids still want to watch cartoons with me when I ask for a family friendly movie night. They are the best.  #CampWarnerBros

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered. 

About Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry

Tom and Jerry enter an extreme car race competition called the "Super Race" in order to win the grand prize of a beautiful, dream mansion! Driving suped-up hot rods that can adapt to any environment (land, sea or air), they compete in this wild race around the world, encountering famous landmarks along the way and leaving chaos in their wake.

7 Tips for Living on a Budget Long Term


More people are struggling financially than ever before. It's easy to underestimate just how stressful it is to live day to day when money is tight, but for millions in America, which is becoming just the latest reality. There are steps you can take that will make money management a lot easier. No matter how tight your budget or how much debt you're struggling with, a more frugal approach to living can help a lot more than you might have thought. Living frugally doesn't have to mean selling everything but your children! Here are seven tips for making life easier, even if you're facing long-term budget limitations.


Start Saving

It might seem impossible, but no matter how tight your finances are right now, you should be trying to put as much to one side as possible. Putting money away should always be a priority, and even more so when your budget is seriously limited. The goal is to ensure that you have as much control over your money as possible and having emergency reserves is vital. If you have any income, then try to put around 10% of it away. Do that before you do your shopping or pay your bills. The cash that is put away can be used to help cover you for any money emergencies, and that can help prevent debt issues from becoming worse.



Families can have an easier time with their spending if they all work together. If you have a partner, then you both need to have a clear idea of your money issues. Don't let one person be in sole charge of the finances, because that can lead to arguments (and is a pretty unhealthy relationship dynamic too). Have money goals that you agree on, such as vacations or business ideas. Both people in the relationship must be honest about their money situation and their spending habits. The more that you discuss your finances, the easier it will be to agree on where the money is being spent.


Meal Planning

This can save more money than you think. If you have a dependence on takeaways and UberEATS, then it's time to take a more considered approach to your food. More people than ever are using meal planning to cut down on how much they spend or to ensure that they are getting healthy meals regularly. However, you need to start planning your meals right down to the cent. You're going to need to know exactly how much every meal that you plan on having this week is going to cost. Make a shopping list and take an hour every week to create the meal plan that best works for you and your household. There are lots of tips to prevent overspending during the weekly shop, so take advantage of them!


Battle Boredom

One of the most significant and most underappreciated elements of daily living with financial constraints is that it can get very boring. If you've eaten frugally for a week, you'll start to resent paying for a night at the cinema that costs the same that you spend on a week's worth of meals. Unfortunately, boredom is also extremely likely to make you want to spend money, just for that brief respite. The good news is there are plenty of activities that you can do that will get you out of the house or keep you entertained without spending a cent. Think creatively and look at local community events like hikes or free classes. You could even spend your time starting an online business!


Tackle your Debts

When you find that you're struggling financially, there's a good chance that it is being caused by debt. Debt is an enormous problem in America but ignoring it and hoping that it goes away is not a practical option. If you want to turn your finances around, then you need to take a more considered approach to what you owe, how much you owe, and who you owe. Don't assume that your debt is too large to face because you'll find that doing some research can make it much easier to find a leading provider of debt assistance that can help you tackle what you owe more practically. If you want inspiration, think about how much you spend right now on paying off debts and what you could be using that money for if those repayments could be reduced.


Breaking Down Your Spending

Look at your bank statements and work out exactly where every dollar is going. It can be quite eye-opening to realize that a large chunk of your income is continuously going out of your bank account, often without you even noticing or registering it. Living frugally means knowing where all of your cash is going and cutting down on those unnecessary luxuries. As much as you might miss it, getting rid of your streaming services can easily pay for more than a few meals, especially if you have more than one service that you pay for every month. Don't panic about not having anything to watch, and head to your local library. DVDs can be borrowed just as easily as books, and they're usually free as well.


Start a Side Hustle

Starting a business has never been easier; you don't need a huge cash investment these days either. If you have a skill or you can write in plain English, then you can potentially make money online. Look at eCommerce businesses on Shopify or BigCommerce, and start thinking about what you can sell. Side hustles can work to keep your brain active, but they can very easily become a decent stream of revenue if you commit time to them. There are plenty of side hustle options to consider these days, so find one that matches your skill sets or your interests. You might end up having an entirely new and lucrative career out of something intended to just tide you over.


It's not easy to live on a budget, especially if there is no light at the end of the tunnel. With the right attitude and the right approach, you can quickly find that living more frugally and tackling what you owe can start meaning improvements to your finances. It can be hard work to cope when your outgoings outweigh your incomings, but by being more proactive, you could turn your finances around much more easily than you might have thought.

Skoon Is The Purrfect Cat Litter

As an owner of 3 cats, a pet sitter and avid volunteer at an animal shelter I can tell you that the biggest concern for cat owners is the litter box. It was why my husband didn’t want more cats in the house after we lost our cat baby years ago. My kids always asked for a pet and since I knew how much work was involved with owning a dog I kept my hope up for a cat. As soon as the kids and I started working at the shelter my husband knew we would eventually have one. He never planned for three but that is how it goes. 

We are quick to clean the litter box so there are no complaints from my husband with cat smells but there will always be some smell especially if you are out and they use the box. I have tried many litters over the past few years but last Saturday we tried Skoon and I am so happy we did!

Skoon is the litter brand that understands that while loving your cat is easy, cleaning that designated kitty bathroom is a whole other story. 

Skoon makes non-clumping litter “purr-fectly designed” for feline odor control and super easy maintenance for human convenience. Ensuring that the human-feline bond is one that will last as long as the planet, it’s doing its part to reduce carbon “pawprints” with pebbles that are inherently biodegradable.

My Siamese is probably the smartest and most curious of the my_3_catsss and we the most interested. He is the one who is toilet bowl trained. Only took him a month BTW so I was hoping he would NOT be interested in Skoon.  

Here is what I know:

Skoon is a pebble that absorbs any liquid and orders

When the pebbles are darker you replace them

There is ZERO tracking of litter.

There is no dust so it is better for your cats and you

Skoon DEFINITELY controls the smell! My husband admits that he doesn’t smell the litter box anymore., 

All three cats have used Skoon which comes in it’s own handy dandy litter box and when the litter needs changing, you just grab a new bag of Skoon and change out the “pebbles”.  You can even try it for yourself risk free. I am doing the monthly free delivery which will cost me $24.95 a month which is a bargain for three cats! 

After 7 days of use I am amazed. It is shocking how little clean up there is. This is a no clumping litter which means you only have to pick up the solids. Interestingly enough my cats are using their old box to poop and the Skoon box to pee. I think the Skoon box is small for my cats. We use a cattery size box so I might just jump a Skoon bag into their big box when it comes in. 

Come see what my cats think about Skoon

Budget Friendly Apartment Hunting Tips

If you have ever rented an apartment before, you know the search can be the biggest challenge. This is particularly the case if you have a limited budget. Don’t worry, if you keep reading you can find a few budget-friendly, apartment hunting tips.

Consider Getting a Roommate

One of the best ways to get a more affordable place in an apartment you really want is to get a roommate or roommates to move in with you. By doing this, you can split the cost, which also increases your budget. This is a common tactic for anyone who is looking for options for apartment leasing Lakeside Oakland CA.

Avoid the Busiest Moving Seasons

Even though the availability of apartments may increase during popular moving times, this increase in demand will also drive the costs up. Be sure you understand how seasonality can affect the apartment rental market.

You also need to consider where you want to live. What is nearby? For example, if the apartment is close to a college or university, the highest turnover rates will be between semesters and during the summer.

Ask the Right Questions

Make sure you cover all your bases and get to know all the ins and outs of the property you are interested in before you try to move in. For example, does the landlord charge fees for pets or for your own parking space? These fees and required deposits can drive up the cost of renting an apartment, so keep this in mind.

When it comes to renting an apartment, there are several things to consider. Be sure to keep this information in mind to find an apartment that fits your living needs and your budget. By doing this, you can feel confident that you will get a great place to live and that it will fit your budget. 

Navigating Back to School in the Era of COVID-19

The American Occupational Therapy Association offers guidance for helping students engage in occupations while promoting health and safety in school and at home


NORTH BETHESDA, MD (July 31, 2020)—Returning to school is a complex event, even in a typical school year. With the COVID-19 pandemic and other social uncertainty, new challenges exist to maintain safety, comfort, and learning for students of all ages. To those navigating these uncertain times, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has produced a Back to School Guide and Back to School Tip Sheets to provide practical suggestions for parents, guardians, caregivers, administrators, teachers, occupational therapy practitioners, para-professionals, and students to promote safe engagement in school-based occupations.


“Whether in person, or virtual, the complexity of returning to school requires a holistic approach,” says Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, AOTA’s Vice President of Practice Engagement and Capacity Building, who has 18 years of experience working in school-based practice as an OT, agency owner, consultant, and occupational therapy educator. “Recommendations must focus on the unique needs of all persons involved—children, parents, and the education team. To expand this focus, occupational therapy practitioners provide an approach addressing the environmental, physical, emotional, and behavioral demands.”


AOTA’s Back to School Guide provides support in these various areas of essential needs, including:


“Disruption to familiar routines can cause worry and anxiety in any child or young adult, and the reality is that we need to rethink what social engagement looks like for students this year,” says Susan Cahill, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, AOTA Director of Evidence-Based Practice, who has been an occupational therapist for 23 years, working as a school therapist, special education administrator, and occupational therapy educator. “Wearing masks, sitting away from friends, and meeting up online isn’t what students are used to expectingThe AOTA Back to School Guide includes practical tips and resources to help families and educators adapt routines and create new ones so that kids feel safe and are available for learning.”


AOTA’s Guides and Tip Sheets are available individually by topic or as one large document at


Note: This document also contains an overarching problem-solving model that can be used to address new questions as they arise. The Back to School Tip Sheets were developed using this problem-solving model. The information is intended to be used in conjunction with other direction and guidance provided by public health officials; local, state, and federal governments; and school officials, and is not intended to supplant such direction or guidance. 


Founded in 1917, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) represents the professional interests and concerns of more than 213,000 occupational therapists, assistants, and students nationwide. Occupational therapy practitioners facilitate participation in everyday living for people of all ages. The Association educates the public and advances the profession of occupational therapy by providing resources, setting standards including accreditations, and serving as an advocate to improve health care. Based in North Bethesda, Md., AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward promoting the professional development of its members and assuring consumer access to quality services so patients can maximize their individual potential. For more information, visit

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Mark Your Calendar: Rick And Morty: Season 4 On Blu-ray & DVD September 22nd


 Adult Swim’s Out-Of-This-World Series Is Coming To Your Home

Get it Dawg! The Antics Arrive on Blu-ray™ & DVD 

BURBANK, CA (July 31, 2020) America’s favorite crazy scientist and his grandson return for more misadventures when the latest season of Adult Swim’s hit series Rick and Morty: Season 4 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on September 22, 2020. From creators Justin Roiland (“Adventure Time”) and Dan Harmon (“Community”), go on an intergalactic journey across the multi-verse with the award-winning comedy, featuring all 10 episodes from Season 4, and outrageous bonus content including A Day at Rick and Morty: Inside Season 4, Inside the Episode for every episode, Creating Snake Jazz, and more. Rick and Morty: Season 4 is priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD ($29.98 in Canada) and $29.98 SRP for the Blu-ray ($39.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (U.S. only). Rick and Morty: Season 4 is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

Buckle in for disappointment because there’s no way these episodes will be good enough for how long you waited. But maybe they will be? It’s season four! It’s sexy and smooth. Buckle in! Did I already say that? Definitely stay buckled in.

“Rick and Morty remains a ratings leader for Adult Swim and retains an enormously loyal fan base season after season," said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation & Family Marketing. The award-winning series that has spawned comic books, video games, tabletop games, merchandise, music videos and more brings fans a hilarious fresh slate of exciting adventures this season that is sure to get bring laughter into your homes!”

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Rick and Morty: Season 4 Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. Featuring all 10 episodes from the fourth season in high definition, as well as a digital code of the season (available in the U.S. only).

Rick and Morty: Season 4 is available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, Xbox and others. A Digital Code is also included in the U.S. with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.
  • A Day at Rick and Morty: Inside Season 4
  • Inside the Episode for each episode
  • Creating Snake Jazz
  • Directing Rick and Morty
  • Samurai and Shogun
  • Prop Process
  • Character Creation
  • Animation Challenges

10 (22 Minute) EPISODES 
  1. Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat
  2. The Old Man and the Seat
  3. One Crew over the Crewcoo’s Morty
  4. Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktime’s Morty
  5. Rattlerstar Ricklactica
  6. Never Ricking Morty
  7. Promotyus
  8. The Vat of Acid Episode
  9. Childrick of Mort
  10. Star Morty Rickturn of the Jerri

Street Date: September 22, 2020
2 DVD 9s / 1 BD-50
Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – English SDH
Total Runtime: Approx. 220 minutes
Enhanced Content: Approx. 60 min
DVD Price: $24.98 SRP ($29.98 in Canada)
Blu-ray Price: $29.98 SRP ($39.99 in Canada)
DVD/Blu-ray UPC #: 883929656240 (US)
DVD/Blu-ray Catalog #: 1000729993 (US)
Blu-ray UPC #: 883929726233 (Canada)
Blu-ray Catalog # 1000780956 (Canada)
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About Adult Swim
Adult Swim (, launched in 2001, is a WarnerMedia network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.  Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is the #1 network with persons18-24, 18-34 and 18-49 and is seen in 85 million U.S. homes.

3 Fascinating Facts About Translation

If you’ve ever wondered how the world might look different to you if you spoke a different language or marveled at the variation in the world’s 7,000 languages, you might be interested to learn more about translation. In today’s increasingly interconnected world, understanding each other’s languages, whether through Atlanta's leading translation services Cumming GA or simply through your own bilingualism, is becoming more important than ever. If you’re interested in how translation sits at the center of international communication, read on to learn three fascinating facts about this often underappreciated field.

1. The Word "Translation" Comes From Latin

If you’ve ever asked yourself why “translation” is called that, you might be surprised to learn that this word actually has Latin roots. It originates from the Latin word ‘translatio’, which meant “to transfer something”. It makes sense that today, the word would refer to transferring meaning from one language to another!

2. There's an International Translation Day

Given its importance as a field, it might come as no surprise that there’s a day dedicated entirely to celebrating translation. That day is September 30th, and is known as International Translation Day. Perhaps more unexpected is the fact that translation actually has its own patron saint as well, St. Jerome, who completed an early Bible translation for the masses.

3. Punctuation Can Be Difficult To Translate

You might think of translation as only involving words, but depending on the languages involved, translators might have to grapple with how to translate punctuation, too! For instance, English and Arabic, two very different languages, have the same punctuation system. Chinese, on the other hand, contains punctuation that might not always correspond exactly to English.

Translation is not only a fascinating academic subject, but also a vital part of modern international business and communications. With a central role to play in a globalized world, this sometimes underappreciated field will likely remain important for years to come.

Need Something Worthy To Binge Watch? The Outsider: The Complete First Season

The highly anticipated release is out today  – 7/28 – on Blu-ray and DVD! As a huge Stephen King fan I am beyond excited to dive into this. We do not have HBO and I was dying to see it when it was on HBO.  2 episodes in and I stopped. Knowing my husband is going to love it too I am going to wait until he catches up and then we can watch together. 

Amazing plot line, slow burn allowing you to get well invested in the story line and the characters. Mysterious and paranormal enough to keep my attention riveted and a perfect cast! I love everything about it and I am only starting episode 3.   I have tried not to read to much about the story line and while I have this book on my need to read pile I haven't picked it up yet so have no idea where this is going but I cannot wait to find out!

More as we move along through the Season!

What You Need To Know:

 The Outsider is not just for Stephen King fans, as there is something for everyone in this captivating series,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “The series has mesmerized audiences through its incredibly talented actors, thrilling plot twists, and true to life themes of grief and trauma, which will keep you glued to the screen until its electrifying climax.”

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Outsider is a new drama series that follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy. When 11-year-old Frankie Peterson’s body is found mutilated in the Georgia woods, police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) sets out to investigate – with eyewitnesses and physical evidence pointing to Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman), a popular high school teacher, Little League coach, doting husband and father. While the case appears ironclad, Ralph is baffled by the emergence of contradictory evidence that places his suspect in a neighboring city at the time of the murder. The mysterious set of circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, a seasoned cop still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.

The incredible cast of The Outsider: The Complete First Season includes Emmy®- and Golden Globe nominee Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline,” “Ready Player One”), Tony Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Cynthia Erivo (“The Color Purple,” “Harriet”), Bill Camp (Emmy ® -nominee for “The Night Of”), Mare Winningham (Oscar ®  nominee for “Georgia”), Paddy Considine (HBO’s upcoming “The Third Day”), Julianne Nicholson (HBO’s upcoming “Mare of Easttown”), Yul Vázquez (“Divorce”), Jeremy Bobb (CINEMAX’s “The Knick”) and Marc Menchaca (“The Sinner”), with Emmy ®  and Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (“Ozark,” “Arrested Development”) as Terry Maitland.
The Outsider is produced by Mendelsohn and executive producer Bateman (who also directs the first two episodes). The series is written for television by Richard Price (The Wire, The Night Of), who also serves as Executive Producer. Executive producers include Andrew Bernstein, Marty Bowen for Temple Hill Entertainment, Jack Bender, Michael Costigan for Aggregate Films, and Dennis Lehane (episodes 105-110). The series is produced by Bateman’s Aggregrate Films and Temple Hill Entertainment in association with Civic Center Media.
  • Invitation to Set
  • Stephen King and The Outsider
  • Jason Bateman and The Outsider
  • Adapting The Outsider
  • Analyzing Holly Gibney
  • The Outsider: Inside Episodes 1-10

  1. Fish in a Barrel
  2. Roanoke
  3. Dark Uncle
  4. Que Viene el Coco
  5. Tear-Drinker
  6. The One About The Yiddish Vampire
  7. In the Pines, In the Pines
  8. Foxhead
  9. Tigers and Bears
  10. Must/Can't

The Outsider is now available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.

Street Date: June 9, 2020
Order Due Date: May 5, 2020
BD and DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx. 600 min
Enhanced Content: Approx. 40 min

Price: $29.99 SRP ($34.99 in Canada)
3 DVD-9s
Audio – English (5.1), French
Subtitles – English, French

Price: $39.99 SRP ($44.99 in Canada)
3 BD-50s
Audio – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
BD Subtitles – English, French

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was offered.
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