Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FAIRY TALES HAIR CARE PRODUCTS review


ABOUT FAIRY TALES HAIR CARE

Fairy Tales Hair Care was created over 20 years ago in the Fairy Tales Salon in Hewlett, NY. For years, parents would ask the stylists what were these products that made their children’s hair so soft and manageable. But our stylists just smiled and said it was our secret recipe! The Fairy Tales Hair Care line was launched nationally in 1999 with great success! Within one week of our launch, Rosie O’ Donnell was showing off her bottle of Rosemary Repel Shampoo on her talk show. We were a hit! Parents and kids love these natural products loaded with organic herbs to cleanse, condition style and most importantly, help repel hair lice.


MY THOUGHTS

Now Fairy Tales Hair Care is known for the lice products but they also have products to help that damaged winter hair.  My daughters and I were lucky enough to receive 3 products from them listed below...

  • Tear Free Conditioning Shampoo 12 oz
    Tear Free and so mild. Loaded with Vitamins E and B to restore shine and texture while gently cleansing the hair. Safe for babies and toddlers, too!
  • Detangling Conditioner 12oz
    A daily conditioner that cleans and moisturizes in just seconds – all with no greasy buildup. Extracts of rosemary, aloe vera, cherry bark and chamomile leave hair feeling like silk.
  • Static Free Leave-in Detangling Spray 12 oz
    Static electricity no more! Rehydrates the scalp with pure vitamins and no greasy buildup. Enhances luster and pliability with aloe, rose hips, sage and Vitamin B.


Now I am a huge fan of natural products especially for my kids.  I mean with all those chemicals ot there you can not be too safe.  That is my first reason why I love Fairy Tale products.  Next is that they work amazingly on my youngest daughter's hair ( who has easily tangled hair).  The leave-in spray was amazing on her hair.  Also they smell great and my daughters love the smell of then products.  Another great factor is the conditioner does not make their hair greasy and I even tried it on my hair which gets oily easy and it was not greasy.

I recommend these products for any little girl especially those with easily tangled hair and really dry hair that gets frizzy easy.  These products will greatly help you.  You can purchase the products directly on Fairy Tales website and prices vary around $8.95 depending on the product. 

Also right now there is a contest from Fairy Tales.  The “OH NO, I HAVE LICE?!?” Photo Contest invites parents to snap and post a quick picture of their child(ren) doing his/her best reaction to finding out he or she has lice. The funniest photo will win a $50 Visa Gift Card and a Rosemary Repel 5 pack, plus all entries will receive a 20% coupon code upon submission! Simply like Fairy Tales Hair Care on Facebook to post your picture! So be sure to hurry since the contest ends today so snap that pic now!!!  You can also follow them on Twitter.

So be sure to order some of these fabulous products.  Also do not forget they have special shampoo to deal with lice and even have updates about outbreaks.  Go check out their website today!

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is cmpletely honest and completely my own.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC : THE FRIENDSHIP EXPRESS dvd review and giveaway


ABOUT THE DVD

She may be the smartest unicorn in Equestria, but Twilight Sparkle gets an incomplete in friendship. There’s more to life than learning magic, after all: so Princess Celestia sends her pupil to Ponyville, where she meets five special ponies who take her on exciting adventures and teach her the most powerful magic of all . . . the magic of friendship!


Episodes Include:

Friendship Is Magic, Part 1 (Mare In The Moon)

Friendship Is Magic, Part 2 (Elements Of Harmony)

Over A Barrel

Hearth’s Warming Eve

The Last Roundup

MY THOUGHTS

As some of you know I love My Little Pony and have since I was a little girl.  I love that they have updated it again for the next generation - my daughters!  My daughters were so excited when we opened the envelope and they saw the dvd.

My daughters love watching the show on the HUB and now they have some of their favorite episodes to watch whenever they like.  My daughters love all the characters especially Applejack and Rarity.  Now sometimes i have a hard time watching my kids fav shows but this one I do not mind and I honestly do not think my son minds them either lol.  Okay he is not a fan of the show but he tolerates it better than their other girlie shows as he puts it.

Now all three of my kids loved the bonus first episode of Pound Puppies ( "Yipper Caper").  So it is really like you get 6 episodes of great cartoons for your little one.

This dvd would make a great addition to any little girl's collection and would also be a great addition to an Easter basket. The dvd was released today and is available where dvds are sold at mass retailers and online at Amazon.com for $ 9.99 ( a great bargain in my opinion).   So be sure to grab a copy of it just in time for Easter.

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review pruposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.

Now I have some great news - GIVEAWAY !  So just be sure to enter below using the Rafflecopter form.

Monday, February 27, 2012

ORIENTAL TRADING COMPANY CEO SAM TAYLOR goes "Under" on "UNDERCOVER BOSS"

Now I am sure most of you ahve at least heard of "Undercover Boss" that airs on CBS now on Friday nights at 8PM EST.  If you have not, here is a little about the show...

Each week, the two-time Emmy Award nominated UNDERCOVER BOSS follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies. While working alongside their employees, they see the effects their decisions have on others, where the problems lie within their organizations and get an up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering and rewarding the unsung heroes who make their companies run.

Now I love this show cause it makes CEOs aware of the smaller guy who is the heart of a company in my opinion.  And yes, I have to admit that I have even cried at some of the stories from some of the employees of the companies.  I think this show is great that is connects the CEO in such a unique way to his employees.

Now I am not sure how many of you know Oriental Trading, but I love their catalogs and products.  I really love the fact that they over bulk products.  This makes it so great for birthday parties and Vacation Bible School and teachers to be able to get enough product for an affordable price.  Well, I am super excited to announce that their CEO ( Sam Taylor - shown below ) will be on an upcoming episode of Undercover Boss airing on March 9th.



Now this is a huge episode for a few reasons.  First Oriental Trading is the first E-commerce/catalog retailer to be featured on the program, as well as the first company from Nebraska. This is also the first time all of the front-line jobs highlighted in the show occur within the same facility.  Now how impressive is that.  Here is a little more about Oriental Trading...



About Oriental Trading CompanyOriental Trading Company is the nation’s largest direct retailer of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties, and a leading provider of school supplies and affordable home d├ęcor and giftware. Recognized as one of the Top 50 Catalog Companies and one of the Top 20 Online Retailers for Customer Satisfaction, Oriental Trading Company employs approximately 2,000 employees and offers more than 30,000 products to individuals, teachers, schools, churches, businesses and not-for-profit organizations. From pink flamingos, party supplies and wedding favors to holiday decorations, beading supplies, and crafts, Oriental Trading Company makes the world more fun.

Situated on a 120 acre parcel, the company’s world-class fulfillment center boasts the capacity to house over 100 million items, contains over four miles of conveyors, and utilizes a specialized tilt tray sorter which travels at a speed of 415 feet per minute and processes over 40,000 units per hour. The sorter is the fastest of its kind in North America, and the fulfillment center ranks among the top five in the U.S. for unit volume shipped out of a single facility. Driven by technology investments and talented employees, Oriental Trading maintains a 99.8% on-time delivery rate and 99.9% unit accuracy.

Now I am going to be lucky enough to get to do a review of the whole process of ordering and receiving products from Oriental Trading in the very near future.  So please be sure to keep an eye out for that.  Also I will  keep you reminded of the upcoming episode in about 2 weeks .  So if you have DVR set it now - MARCH 9th at  8 PM EST on your local CBS channel

Be sure to like Oriental Trading on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.  Also there will be a hashtag associated with the upcoming episode #OtcBoss so be sure to share your thoughts about the show by using it. 

And keep an eye out for my upcoming review!

Internet issues

Okay so the past few days I have been a little absent from posting.  That has mostly to do with my internet.  It has decided to work when it wants to.  At first I thought it was my router acting up and followed directions to test that and after Saturday I ruled it out.  We are now thinking it is the main line that comes into our house or the dsl line from the jack to the modem.  We are testing both and hopefully an answer will be realized this week.  I am hoping like maybe by Wednesday.  Either way I will post when I have an available window too.  Thank you for your patience and keep your eyes peeled from some great reviews and giveaways coming asap.

Friday, February 24, 2012

PUSS 'N BOOTS out on dvd today - GRAB a COPY today!



DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED WORLDWIDE SMASH HIT
DEBUTS IN SPEC-CAT-ULAR DOUBLE DVD AND BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACKS
ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH

HOLLYWOOD, CA –  Nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) fur-ociously funny and globally renowned PUSS IN BOOTS makes a triumphant debut on DVD and Blu-ray on Friday, February 24, 2012.  Hailed by critics and audiences alike, the film has been lauded as “hilariously funny” (Associated Press), “charming [and] brilliant” (Wall Street Journal) and praised for its spectacular visuals and glorious 3D animation.  Filled with hilarious action and adventure, the true tail—er, tale—of how Puss became a hero long before he met Shrek delighted audiences of all ages with its non-stop laughs, daring deeds and original story.  Featuring the extraordinary Antonio Banderas as the voice of the irresistible and legendary cat, PUSS IN BOOTS boasts a sensational cast of voice talent, including Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris.

The PUSS IN BOOTS Double DVD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include the exclusive debut of an all-new adventure called Puss In Boots: The Three Diablos.  Antonio Banderas returns to voice the title tabby as Puss plunges head first into a brand new adventure, picking up right where the movie left off.  Tasked with recovering a princess’ stolen ruby and facing off against three mischievious foes, Puss embraces his destiny and once again proves why he is the stuff of legend.  All of the Combo Packs also include loads of fun and surprises not seen in theaters, and the Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Pack features both PUSS IN BOOTS and Puss In Boots: The Three Diablos in eye-popping, high definition 3D for the ultimate home viewing experience.



MY THOUGHTS

I absolutely love Puss N Boots and I knew I had to review the movie that is all about how he became Puss N Boots.  My whole family was thrilled when we received the movie and could not wait to watch it together.  This movie is great and my only complaint is that it is not long enough - lol!.  Honestly I do not know who liked it more me or the kids.  But of course I am biased cause I am a huge fan of him.  I even have a stuffed animal of him. 

But honestly the movie is great for all ages.  Kids will love it cause well it is a cartoon and funny.  The great thing though is that parents can enjoy it too since it does have some adult humor in it as well.  It is a great movie for families to enjoy together.  We also loved the all-new adventure featuring "The Three Diablos".  I think my daughtes love it more than the movie itslef.

We were also fortunate enough to get a movie viewing kit with the movie which is shown below...


The kit included 2 masks of Puss N Boots and Kitty Softpaws, SunMaid Raisins, 2 packs of ACT II popcorn, some "golden eggs", "Magic Jelly Bean", and a glass water bottle.  My kids loved the movie pack as did I - I claimed the glass water bottle of course.  We are planning on having a viewing party with some family and friends so they can all see how much fun this movie is. 

The movie is available now where dvds are sold and online at Amazon.com for $ 17.99.  So be sure to grab one for the whole family to enjoy.  I mean how can you say NO to this face....



* I received the above mentioned product slely for review purposes.  The above mentioend opinion is completely honest and completely my own.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

BUTT BENCH review


Butt Bench® is a sturdy, high-quality patent-pending bathtub seat made of natural wood. This tub seat supports your weight – use it to make shaving easier, or sit down, relax, and turn your shower into a sauna. Butt Bench is also a great bathtub storage ledge!

More Features

Butt Bench® brings a natural look to your bathroom and comes in beautiful cedar wood or pine wood. Built in sliding suction cups hold the bathtub seat in place. No need to make holes in your wall or install anything permanently. Butt Bench can be removed or uninstalled with ease. Acts as additional storage for your bottles and cleans easily. This bath seat is sealed with a water-proof finish making it resistant to water.

MY THOUGHTS

Now as a woman, I love the Butt Bench especially when I get out of the shower.  I use my bench to sit on to put on my lotion or sunless tanning cream.  I have also used it to sit on while I shave my legs.  It really has come in handy with this and it also makes a great shelf to store your shampoo bottles and such on.

Now of course I have 2 little girls who still take a bath and who could get hurt if they played on the bench.  There is a simple solution to this, just take the bench out.  Installing and uninstalling the bench is simple and takes seconds.

The Butt Bench would also be a great gift for those who can not stand in the shower to bathe or those who can not support theirselves for long period of time.  They are available online at the Butt Bench's website and come in different colors including Cedar ( the one I received and is shown above), Natural Pine, Pink Pine, and White Pine.  They start at $ 43.95 but would be worth piece of mind for a loved one in need of it.

So ladies why not get you a bench to help make shaving easier or grab one for your loved one who needs it. Also be sure to keep up to date by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

* I receved the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.



DINOSAUR TRAIN : EGGSTRAVAGANZA dvd review


What can be better than a basket full of Easter eggs? How about a train full of dinosaur eggs! Buddy and his Pteranodon family set off for new adventures as they encounter baby hatchlings and dinosaur eggs of all shapes and sizes in DINOSAUR TRAIN: EGGSTRAVAGANZA! They’ll learn that all dinosaur families are different, and so are the ways of nurturing them. And who knows, they might just solve a mystery or two while they’re at it! From the world-renowned Jim Henson Company, PBS KIDS and Paramount Home Entertainment, the DINOSAUR TRAIN: EGGSTRAVAGANZA DVD includes eight exciting edu-tainment adventures and is packed with loads of special features including interactive games, coloring pages, a Dinosaur Reference Guide, information for parents and more.


MY THOUGHTS

My youngest daughter loves Dinosaur Train like most young kids do.  I also have to admit that I like the show too and wish it had been on when my son was little cause he would have loved it ( huge dino fan ).  So imagine my little girl's excitement when I handed her the dvd to watch.  She squealed and ripped it open so she could see the baby dinosaurs and eggs. 

Immediately after she put it in, all you heard was her singing the theme song ( DINOSAUR TRAIN!) which I have to admit gets stuck in my head quite often.  She was glued to the tv and would come running for me to see certain parts of it.  Since her first viewing, she has watched it several more times and I am sure she knows every word almost.  So she gives it 2 thumbs way up!

The dvd is already out and available where dvds are sold and online at Amazon.com for $ 10.49.  This movie would make a great Easter basket addition since it has an egg theme to it.  So run out and grab a copy today so your little one can climb aboard the DINOSAUR TRAIN!

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinioin is completely honest and completely my own.

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR : OPERATION : GET DUCKY dvd review


Those wacky Penguins are back for eight exciting egg-ventures featuring their newest pal, Ducky, and a few bunny friends. After Marlene discovers a lost egg, the Penguins volunteer to egg-sit until they can find its mother. When the egg hatches the Penguins put Ducky into Penguin training, but King Julien is jealous and wants to raise the duckling to be his second-in-command.

The dvd contains the following episodes:

1. Paternal Egg-stinct
2. Hard boiled eggy
3. April fools
4. Siege the day (my kids really like this episode)
5. Operation: neighbor swap
6. Otter gone wild
7. Two feet high and rising
8. Sting operation


MY THOUGHTS

My family loves the penguins so we were thrilled for another dvd of them.  Now we had not seen most of the episodes on here so the kids of course loved that.  I have to say my daughters and I loved Ducky.  How cute is a baby duck wanting to be a spy!  We laughed outloud the whole time.  If you love the Penguins then you will definitely love Ducky (who is a mixture of all 4 penguins). 

The dvd is already out and available where dvds are sold and also online at Amazon.com for just $9.99.  You can not beat that kind of price.  Also I think that since it has a duck on it, it wold be  great Easter basket present.  So grab a copy today and put it in the kiddos Easter basket.


* I received the above mentioend product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely my own and completely honest.


 

"Monsuno" debuts tonight on Nicktoons at 8


About “Monsuno”Millions of years ago, “Monsuno,” a living DNA, hitched a ride to Earth in a concentrated asteroid pocket. When it landed on Earth, the impact drove the dinosaurs into extinction. The “Monsuno” DNA lay dormant until a scientist named Jeredy Suno activated it, sending a rippling wave of movement back into action. By doing so, Jeredy may have reignited the end of the world but he also created its salvation, the “Monsuno” monsters. Now, it’s up to his son Chase to learn the secrets of “Monsuno” and help save the world from impending destruction. ). In the 52-episode series, the fate of the world lies in the hands of a group of
heroic kids who wrestle with the power to command and battle creatures called “Monsuno.” Following the
premiere, “Monsuno” will air in its regular timeslot on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on Nicktoons.
“Monsuno” will also air on Nickelodeon channels around the world starting in the Summer of 2012.


Premiere Episode Details: “Clash”/”Courage”In the series debut episode, “Clash” (premiering Feb. 23 at 8:00 p.m.), Chase and his two best friends learn that Jeredy is missing. Jon Ace and S.T.O.R.M. (Strategic Tactical Operatives for Recovery of Monsuno) join Chase at the lab, but it is soon revealed that they are after the fully-loaded Core that Jeredy left behind for his son.


Then, in “Courage” (premiering Feb. 23 at 8:30 p.m.), Chase discovers that his father had created a Monsuno called Quickforce, who is being held captive and experimented on by S.T.O.R.M. Chase leads a brave infiltration of the S.T.O.R.M. facility in order to save Quickforce.


Be sure to check out the new series tonight and let me know what you and the kiddos think about it if you see it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

NATIONAL CHILDREN’S ORAL HEALTH FOUNDATION AND TOOTH FAIRY 2 JOIN TO HELP AT RISK CHILDREN

Larry the Cable Guy and Brady Reiter from the all-new movie Tooth Fairy 2, have joined with National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® (NCOHF) to help at-risk children receive essential oral health services and education.   The duo created a Public Service Announcment (PSA) which teaches children the importance of good oral health care.  Dental health professionals from across the country will get the exclusive first look of the PSA when it debuts at the America’s ToothFairy Celebration of Smiles event  February 23, 2012 at the Chicago Hyatt Regency-McCormick Place.

Larry the Cable Guy will have a special message for all in attendance, with his co-star Brady making a guest appearance to launch the America’s ToothFairy Kids Club. 

“We are thrilled to partner with Twentieth  Century Fox Home Entertainment and Tooth Fairy 2 stars Larry and Brady, to promote children’s oral health,” stated Fern Ingber, MEd, NCOHF President and CEO.   “How wonderful to have Brady at the Celebration of Smiles to launch the America’s ToothFairy Kids Club, which will provide fun, quarterly activities and Tips from the ToothFairy to encourage positive oral health behaviors.”

Mary Daily, President  & CMO, WW Marketing, from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment added “We always look for partnerships that can help compliment and expand the story of our projects. Larry the Cable Guy as the Tooth Fairy lends itself to great family fun and partnering with the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation is a perfect fit."

National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy was formed in 2006 in an aggressive response to eliminate pediatric dental disease by providing community programs with the comprehensive resoures to deliver vital educational, preventive, and treatment services to children of the most vulnerable populations.  NCOHF has delivered nearly $10 million in direct funding, donated dental products and educational resources to its non-profit Affiliate network and community programs throughout North American reaching millions of children with oral health services.


About Tooth Fairy 2 
Coming to Blu-ray and DVD March 6 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Larry the Cable Guy stars as Larry Guthrie, a fun-loving dreamer with a serious mission: win back the love of his life before she makes a terrible mistake and marries the wrong man!  In his attempt to get back on his long lost love’s good side, Larry visits the school where she works and make’s a horrible mistake…  He accidentally tells a child that the Tooth Fairy is just a myth.  Crushing the child’s dreams sets off a chain of events that are far more than Larry bargained for including being  “sentenced” to become a Tooth Fairy or face  having his memories erased for good…PLUS losing any chance of getting back the girl of his dreams!  Larry is brought before a 500-year-old Tooth Fairy stuck in a 10-year-old girl’s body (played by newcomer Brady Reiter) for sentencing.  The Tooth Fairy demands that Larry make retribution by temporarily serving as a Tooth Fairy and proving that Tooth Fairies really do exist. His mission?  Larry must collect 20 teeth in 20 days. With his orders in hand, Larry embarks on a journey to prove the existence of Tooth Fairies and to win back the love of his life.

THE ADVENTURES OF CHUCK & FRIENDS : FRIENDS TO THE FINISH dvd GIVEAWAY

POPULAR KIDS SHOW MAKES ITS DVD DEBUT!

Drivers, prepare to buckle up! The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Friends To The Finish will arrive on DVD on February 14, 2012, from Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. Featuring 10 exhilarating episodes, The Adventures of Chuck & Friends also touts a color-your- own-cover activity.

Friday, February 17, 2012

WORLD'S BEST CAT LITTER CONTEST - ENTER FOR A YEAR SUPPLY OF LITTER!

World's Best Cat Litter is offering cat owners the opportunity to win a year supply of kitty litter. 



Five lucky winners will be selected, and each will receive a year's worth of World's Best Cat Litter™ Scented Multiple Cat Clumping Litter that is now available at Target nationwide.




All you have to do is ...



Simply click on the badge below to enter the giveaway on their website.


The contest ends February 29th so be sure to enter today and Good Luck! 

FREE APP - FreshGames Brings Sweet Taste of Cake Pop Party to iOS

Many of you may know that Cake Pops are all the rage right now for birthday parites and such.  Well, now there is an app for them brought to you by Fresh Games.  Read more about it below...

FreshGames is proud to announce the release of their addictive free app Cake Pop Party for all iOS devices. Indulge your sweet tooth as players create whatever their imagination can think of. Whether it’s your favorite celebrity, beloved pet or tasty treat, once the “Cake Pop Party” starts, it never stops. Don’t believe me? Check out what our fans have came up with on their interpretations of comedian Russell Brand and the Jedi Master Yoda as a delectable cake pops:

I absolutely love this one!  Love Yoda!

Cake Pop Party is the first Cake Pop app to be released on the iTunes.  It also includes the fantastic Pop World that allows players to share Cake Pops creations such as the two featured above with their friends, family and the world alike. In addition, players can expect:

  • Incredibly realistic HD art
  • Stick tags for a personalized message
  • Unique hidden surprises in Cake Pops
  • Recipe Cards on the back of each Cake Pop
  • Goody Store to purchase additional ingredients/theme packs
  • Facebook login for easy sharing to Pop World
  • Intuitive touch screen engineering
Now here is the great news,  it is absolutely FREE!  Yes, you read that right - Free so go grab it now! You can also follow them on Facebook to stay current .

FREAKY PETS viral video contest - enter today!

Abandon Entertainment
Interactive (AIE) today announced the launch of its ‘Freaky Pets’ viral
video contest. Capture a video of your pet at its most hilarious moment and
send it to gweek@freakypets.com. Participants could win up to $1000.










Freaky Pets is a popular new product from Abandon Entertainment that
combines reversible plush creatures (cute on one side/cranky on the other)
with a browser based 3D virtual world for kids (and adults) of all ages.
Join in the fun at www.freakypets.com.
( This is the Freaky Pet my son has shown above).


All videos must include a Freaky Pets image, product or musical
component. Freaky Pets music can be streamed for free through Jango.com,
and images are available at www.freakypets.com. There will be four prizes
in the following categories, and one grand prize winner.


- Most Cute: $300

- Most Cranky: $300

- Most Creative: $300

- Most Loveable (animal rescue groups only): $500

- Grand Prize: $1,000


The winners of the Most Cute, Cranky, Creative and Loveable prizes
(chosen by AIE) will be announced on March 16th. Fans will determine the
grand prize winner by voting at http://store.freakypets.com/contest-videos.
Winners will receive a gift certificate to their choice of popular stores (including BestBuy, Apple,
Staples, and Petco). Additional prizes, including plush toys and gift
certificates to the FP online store, will be awarded to fan favorites.



Official Submission Guidelines:

-All videos must include a Freaky Pets image, product or musical
component. FreakyPets music can be streamed for free through Jango.com, and
images are available at www.freakypets.com.

-Videos should not exceed 3 minutes in length.

-Submissions must be received by March 14, 2012.

-To submit an entry, upload your video to a video sharing website
(YouTube) and email the link to gweek@freakypets.com.

-Videos may only be submitted by contestants aged 18 or over.

-No animals may be hurt or abused in the making of the video.

-Abusive or foul language/actions will result in automatic disqualification.

-Any music or images (other than those from Freaky Pets) used in the video must either be owned by the submitter or in the public domain.

-By submitting a video, the fan gives AIE the right to use their
submission as they choose.

-Videos will be screened by AIE to ensure that they adhere to the above
rules. Videos that do not comply with these rules will not be eligible, and will not be included on
the contest page.

About Freaky Pets


Freaky Pets (www.freakypets.com) are guaranteed to make life interesting
no matter what planet you live on! Freaky Pets is a new interactive product
from Abandon Interactive Entertainment that combines a unique line of
transformable plush creatures with a browser-based 3D virtual world for
kids (and adults) of all ages. More information, contest updates, and
Facebook-exclusive content can be found at the Freaky Pets Facebook page,
www.facebook.com/FreakyPets.

THE LORAX dvd review

ABOUT THE DVD

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax is the classic TV special that tells the tale of how an enterprising but greedy villain named the Once-ler, strips a forest of its lush Truffula trees, bringing them to near extinction for the sake of profit. 

The story begins with the Once-ler, a faceless businessman who lives alone in a sad, gray wasteland.  He recounts how he first became obsessed with the Truffula trees’ potential to make him rich and how the Lorax, an endearing and wise little forest creature, tried to warn him that his greed was making him crazy.  

It’s the Lorax’s job to “speak for the trees,” the wondrous Truffulas, that make up the beautiful forest in which various wildlife live, including Brown Bar-ba-loots, the Swamee-Swans, the Humming-Fish and the Lorax himself. The Once-ler, bewitched by the beauty of the Truffulas, greedily chops them down so he can mass produce versatile garments, called “Thneeds” out of the Truffula’s colorful tufts. As the trees swiftly disappear, so do the Brown Bar-ba-loots, the Swamee-Swans and the Humming-Fish. The wise old Lorax continuously warns the Once-ler but his words of wisdom are for naught as the “Thneed” business booms and the Once-ler is blinded by greed. What will it take for the Once-ler to learn his lesson? Will the Truffula trees become extinct or is there hope for regeneration?

The Lorax is a beloved, classic TV special that features a beautiful story which delivers a very powerful message,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Marketing Director of Non-Theatrical Franchise. She added, “Dr. Seuss’s classics are timeless and engaging for viewers of all ages. We’re delighted to bring this moving story onto Blu-ray. It’s a must-have for anyone who appreciates a heartwarming, meaningful film.” 

MY THOUGHTS

Now I absolutely love Dr. Seuss especially now that I am a mom.  I simply love the messages Dr. Seuss always has to offer and The Lorax definitely has one ( and I love the rhyming!).  I am always thrilled when a Dr. Seuss classic is brought to the screen or dvd .  

My 3 children all love Dr. Seuss and they all loved The Lorax.  They really loved the bright colors which is always a hit in our household with all of us.  The greatest thing though was that all three of them got the message loud and clear.  We have watched the dvd several times now.  Something about Dr Seuss just makes you happy so we have to watch it more than once.

This movie is a must have for any movie collection and any Dr Seuss fan.  The movie is currently available where dvds are sold at mass retailers and online at Amazon.com for $  12.99.  So be sure to rush out and get your copy before its too late , then be sure to plan a movie date!

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.

MISS STEPHANIE'S POTIONS review

So recently I stumbled upon an amaing opportunity that Wal-Mart is offering called Get on the Shelf.  Basically what this is is an opportunity for anyone (yes, anyone) to get their products on Wal'Mart's shelf.  What is the prize for the winner, just look below...
  • featured placement on Walmart.com,
  • valuable marketing support,
  • advice on scaling up,
  • and a spot on Walmart store shelves!
Ok the reason I am telling you this is because I stumbled upon a wonderful product that is currently entered into the contest - Miss Stephanie's Potions



Here is a letter from the CEO herself Stephanie Corey...

Dear customers, in an effort to help my young son cope with his fears about going to bed at night, I worked with a team of people (including the fabulous medicine woman) to create a line of products to help children fall asleep naturally.  When I handed my son that very first bottle of zombie spray, I was amazed by the result.  His face lit up, he ran to his room, sprayed the windows and doors (paying especially close attention to the doorknob, as we know how zombies always are polite enough to use the doorknob), and for the first time in months, fell asleep in his own bed!  The nighttime routine was cut from a very stressful 90 minutes down to a completely zen 30!
It dawned on me that other children and parents may benefit from my findings, and as I started to speak to friends and co-workers, I realized just how many children suffer from anxieties, especially around bedtime.  Our products give your children a completely natural way to become empowered and take charge of their anxieties.  Evidence from holistic studies suggests that essential oils do have a calming effect on kids and adults alike, and having the ability to spray them directly on their specific fears will empower any kid, not to mention make their rooms smell really nice! 
We are committed to putting our customers first, and the planet a very close second.  Our sprays and bath & body products are all natural and we do not use any caustic chemicals.  We use local artists for our designs as well as our website and T-shirts, and our sprays and bath & body products are manufactured by a certified green manufacturer right here in the good ol’ USA.  And of course we never test on animals. 

MY THOUGHTS

Now I really wished I had had this product when my son was little.  He saw a commercial once for a scary movie and kept me up all night.  He was convinced a monster was after him.  I just know if he had had Miss Stephanie's Monster Under the Bed Repellant, he would have slept fine.


Now I received the above potion along with 2 other potions ( Werewolf Be Good and Vampire Be Good) and also the great smelling Essence of Fairy Dust bubble bath and body wash (all shown below).



My 2 daughters loved the smell of the sprays but were most excited about the Essence of Fairy Dust bubble bath and body wash.  They loved the fact that is brings them good dreams so much that my oldest daughter did not get up at all because she wanted to make sure her good dreams came true! 

Now they also loved the sprays and "secured" every door and window with them immediately upon me openign the package and sharing it with them.  Their favorite spray to use was the Under the Bed Monster Be Good spray.  Of course they loved them all.

Now I simply love the fact that the products are all natural.  I have been trying to get better at purchasing better natural products for the family.  The other thing I love is that if my daughters have a bad dream I can whip out the sprays and they instantly feel better after a few squirts here and there.  Also their room smells great afterwards plus they love using the sprays and feel so BIG!

Now Miss Stephanie does not just offer you potions and body care products, she also offers clothing and stuffed animals like the adorable Fleabane ( shown below).


I just think this guy is so stinking cute!  I mean who would not want one cause I know I do.  And he is affordably priced at $ 19.99.  Now all the products can currently be purchased online at Miss Stephanie's website.  The sprays start at $6.99 for 2 oz and $9.99 for 4 oz.  The bubble bath and body wash starts at $9.99 for 8 oz. 

Now as I mentioned at the beginning of this post, Miss Stephanie's Potions is currently entered into the Get on the Shelf contest held by Wal-Mart.  You can show your support for these awesome products by voting for her products.  Voting officaly starts on March 7,2012.  SO be sure to grab up a few products while you wait then cast your vote for a great product that is sure to help your little one rest at ease every night.

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioend opinion is completely honest and completely my own.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

CHUGGINGTON dvd - BREWSTER'S LITTLE HELPER review

Just in time to capture the hearts of young trainees this Valentine’s Day is “Brewster’s Little Helper,” the latest title in Anchor Bay Entertainment’s award-winning Chuggington DVD series.  “Brewster’s Little Helper,” a traintastic way for preschoolers to celebrate the holiday, comes to retail nationwide on February 14, 2012. 

A colorful and contemporary CGI-animated TV series from Ludorum that reinforces early social readiness skills, “Chuggington” airs daily on Disney Junior, Disney Channel’s programming block for kids ages 2-7 and their families. 

“We’re thrilled to ‘welcome aboard’ another delightful ‘Chuggington’ DVD to our library – and to give kids and families from coast-to-coast a great new treat to enjoy together,” said Erin Carter, Executive Director of Brand Marketing for Anchor Bay Entertainment.  “‘Brewster’s Little Helper’ presents all the most charming and vibrant qualities of the popular ‘Chuggington’ TV series, complete with gentle lessons to help guide young viewers as they ride the rails of life.”

“Brewster’s Little Helper” will have preschoolers honking their horns alongside their favorite trainees, Wilson, Brewster and Koko, through six energetic episodes.  In the title episode, Zephie is determined to prove that she can pull her weight.  After overhearing Brewster’s tasks for the day, she tries to take care of them all, but winds up chugging headlong into trouble.  When Zephie is unable to complete the chores correctly, she realizes she still has some growing up to do.  And, with a little help from Brewster, everything gets back on track.  Each of the additional episodes – Koko Takes Charge, Brewster Knows Best, Zephie’s Zoomaround, Nurse Wilson and Wilson And The Paint Wagon – are filled with loads of fun and coupled with positive lessons for preschoolers such as patience, teamwork, responsibility, friendship, creative thinking and more.

MY THOUGHTS

My daughters love chuggington especially my youngest.  So she was thrilled when I opened up the mail to find the latest dvd from Chugington - "Brewster's Little Helper."   My nephew also loves Chuggington since he is a huge train fanatic. 

I personally love that the show teaches some great lessons and can keep my daughters attention so she can actually learn them.  I also love that their is a female train as well since I have 2 daughters ( my daughters love this too).  The dvd has six episodes and each one of them help teach kids a very important lesson like getting help when you need it. 

This is definitely a dvd to add to your collection if your kids love trains and especially if they love Chuggington.  It is also great if you want to help your kids learn some valuable lessons.  The movie is available now where dvds are sold and online at Amazon.com fro $ 10.49.  So get on board and grab a copy today for the littel one in your life.

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinioin is completely honest and completely my own.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Today is the day to show your loved ones that you love them so be sure to plan something romantic and get them something special.




HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY from me to you!  Be sure to have a safe and blessed day.

Also I wanted to share my favorite love song right now that would make a great Valentine's Day song...


The song is "Woman Like You" by Lee Brice and is available on iTunes.  I already downloaded me a copy of it and plan on using it at my future wedding.

Monday, February 13, 2012

GET YOUR KIDS ORGANIZED WITH HOMEWORK CADDY review and giveaway

Since I now have 2 of my 3 in school, keeping up with things can be a chore sometimes.  Especially with my oldest daughter who feels the need to put things where she wants them.  So imagine my relief when I found the Homework Caddy (shown below in the Fuschia and Zebra caddy).

Here is a little about the product...

The Homework Caddy was created by a mother of three who needed an innovative solution to the papers, books and school projects constantly accumulating on the horizontal surfaces in her house. It specifically addresses all the organization needs most school kids (and their parents face). Best of all - it does this in almost no space at all! It is designed to fit on the back of most standard bedroom or closet doors. It measures 28 inches wide by 36 inches tall. Now you too can turn this bit of unused space into your children's homework organization center!





The Homework Caddy has everything you need to get started organizing right away

*1 Magnetic Dry Erase Board 
with notes and calendar section


*1 Dry Erase Marker 
with convenient pocket


*1 Large Center Display Window 
suitable for lunch menus or schedules


*2 Clear Plastic Supply Pockets 
perfect perfect for pencils, erasers, 
rulers, glues sticks and more


*4 Legal Size File Pockets 
with insertable labels for homework, 
papers, library books, forms, etc.


*2 Bottom Velcro Straps 
for poster board project storage


*2 Magic Hooks 
with come-off-clean adhesive 
so you can start organizing right away


**Made With Durable Material 
to stand up for years of use



MY THOUGHTS

I absolutely love the Homework Caddy and wish I had had it since my son started school.  I received the Fuchsia and Zebra print Caddy for both my daughters since my son is more responsible and can keep up with his stuff better.  

I love how it will fit behind the door if you choose to hide it but I think it is nice enough to be seen. I choose to put the caddy on the front of the door so that we could keep up with it better.  It has definitely made things easier to keep up with.  Also my daughter loves using it which is an added bonus.

The Homework Caddy comes in three other designs besides the Fuchsia and Zebra including Bright ( which is bold colors), Pastel ( which is pretty pastel colors), and Sports theme ( which features several sports ).  They cost $ 25.99 and can be ordered on their website here.   They are definitely worth the price and could also be used to help organize a teens room or even a home office if you like the themes.  I personally love the theme my daughters got.

So be sure to grab a Homework Caddy today to help make your life easier and to help keep up with those important school items.

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.


I have some good news ... I have a Homework Caddy to giveaway.  Just enter the rafflecopter giveaway below.



GET "SIMPLY NAKED" for VALENTINE'S DAY!

I know what you all are thinking...That is kind of a bold title for a post especially from me.  Well, I am not talking about stripping down to your birthday suit ( I mean that is your choice to do with your partner if you like - just be safe).  What I am talking about is Simply Naked Wines.


Here is a little more about the wines from their website...




Now I love a good glass of wine every now and then after the kids go to bed.  Just a few sips to relax with while watching a movie.  I was immediately intrigued by Simply Naked wines since they are not aged like normal.  I have to tell you when I tried my first glass ( which was Pinot Grigio) , I was sold.  It tasted simply divine.



I mean with some wines the oak taste is too strong for me so not having any of it was absolutely great.  Beside the Pinot Grigio, they have three other varietals including Merlot. Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.  All four are great to me and I now prefer to have "Naked" wine in my house.  Although the Chardonnay had a little bit more bite to it then I like but it was still a good wine.

Since Valentine's Day is here and the ultimate goal is to have a romantic evening with the one you love.  Why not grab a bottle of Simply Naked wines to compliment dinner.  You can click here to find retailers near you.  You can also follow them on Facebook to keep updated on them.

So be sure to grab a bottle today to pair with your dinner.  I am sure once you have a sip of these wines, you will want all your wine to be "Naked."

  * I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

VALENTINE'S GIFT IDEA - PETJAMAS & SNUGGLEBAGS for your kids' PILLOW PETS



I am sure most of us can relate to having a child that is attached to their favorite stuffed animal or doll especially the latest craze - PILLOW PETS!  With this attachment comes a dirty pillow pet, well, the wonderful people at SNUGGLETIME has fixed this problem with Petjamas and Snugglebags.  Read below to learn more about them.





ABOUT THE COMPANY

SnuggleTimeTM is a woman-owned business, and we come from a large, extended family with lots of brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews. Our family get-togethers not only include relatives from near and far, but also a Noah’s Ark of favorite stuffed friends and faithful plush companions. We know children adore stuffed toys and want to take them everywhere. Unfortunately, “everywhere” means taking them in the bathroom, dragging them along the kitchen floor or across the soccer field, or even visiting with friends where household pets can mistake them for their favorite chew toys.
We know just how inseparably connected children become with their stuffed toys—from morning until night. We also recognize how important it is to keep these constant companions clean, squeezable and cuddly for the long haul.   
That’s why we’ve created a full line of must-have accessories for your children’s favorite plush pillow toys and other plush friends. Created for today’s children on the go, our products offer the perfect snuggly “fit” for your child’s soft and furry friends by combining practicality with ingenuity and a heavy dose of fun.
Any time is snuggle time in our book whether at home, at school or somewhere in between. But, when the day ends, we want to ensure your child and his or her best friend can snuggle and sleep soundly, comfortably and safely—dreaming of the next day’s big adventures. 

MY THOUGHTS

My daughters are no exception to being swept up by pillow pets mania.  They love them.  I have to agree they are cute and quite handy especially when there are sleepovers or we have a family movie night.  Pillow Pets make it easy for them to lounge in the living room floor.  The only problem with all this pillow pet love is that they get so dirty being transported everywhere.  This is where the petjamas come into play.  

My daughters each received one.  My oldest daughter received the Pink Princess Plush and my youngest daughter received the Plush Plum Purple (both shown below).


 









They are super soft and easy to put on the pillow pets.  These would also be great to tell pillow pets apart if you had more than on kid with the same pillow pet.  Of course the best feature is that when these get dirty, you simply throw them in the washer.  It is that simple!  

Now another wonderful product from SnuggleTime is their Snugglebags (shown below in Dreamsicle ( pink/purple).

My daughters each received one of the Snugglebags shown above.  My daughters love camping and I am sure these will definitely come in handy this coming summer when school is out.  Pillow Pets fit perfectly in them and you could also use them for other stuffed animals or dolls as well if your kids do not have a pillow pet.  Plus they also help keep the pillow pet or stuffed animal clean and they can be thrown in the washer as well.  

Petjamas and Snugglebags are both available online at the SnuggleTime website.  The petjamas come in an assortment of colors and cost $9.99 and the snugglebags come in the above color and blue and orange as well.  They cost $ 12.99.  Definitely a great Valentine's Day gift for the pillow pet lover in your life.  So be sure to grab yours today !

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely my own and completely honest.


VEGGIETALES : IF I SANG A SILLY SONG dvd review


ABOUT THE MOVIE

It's a Silly Song Telethon!  Larry hosts the biggest, the silliest, most excellent countdown of Silly Songs in the history of Silliness!  Find out the #1 songs from first and second decades of VeggieTales Silly Songs, voted for by you - the fans!



Includes 20 great Silly Songs:
  • I Love My Lips
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything
  • Belly Button
  • His Cheeseburger
  • Endangered Love
  • The Water Buffalo Song
  • The Song of the Cebu
  • Dance of the Cucumber
  • Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps
  • Monkey
  • The Hairbrush Song
  • Biscuit of Zazzamarandabo
  • The SUV Song
  • Lance the Turtle
  • Gated Community
  • Where Have All The Staplers Gone?
  • Sippy Cup
  • Pants
  • Pizza Angel
  • Goodnight Junior
Plus an All New Silly Song! Witness the debut of an all-new, sure-to-be-favorite Silly Song picked from thousands of fan submitted entries!

MY THOUGHTS

One of the best parts of VeggieTales is the great songs.  My personal favorite is His Cheeseburger ( I even have it on my mp3 player!)  My kids loved this dvd cause well they love the songs.  My oldest daughter especially loves it.  She sings and dances to it.  
We also love The Song of the Cebu.  This song cracks me up every time I see it especially at the end.  The dvd is over 70 mins long which means you have almost an hour and fifteen minutes of silly songs to enjoy.  So you better be ready to laugh and sing along.  
The dvd is available now at mass retailers that sell dvds and online at the VeggieTales store for $ 12.99.  This is another dvd that will make a great addition to any collection.  It would be great as a Valentine's Day gift as well.  So be sure to grab your copy today.

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.