Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CHEEP BOUTIQUE needs YOUR help! BE sure to VOTE today and tomorrow !

I am a huge fan of handmade items and was so excited when I found CHEEP BOUTIQUE



They feature some beautifully hand crafted products at amazingly low prices and the items change frequently.  Here are some of the items featured right now...




I mean you can not beat quality hand crafted items at affordable pricing.  SO you should definitely check out what they have to offer right now on their website and be sure to sign up for their daily updates.

Also Cheep Boutique is currently renovating their website and are entered in a contest to win some upgrades.  The website that receives the most votes wins the upgrades.  Also Cheep Boutique is hosting a giveaway as well for a $50 gift card.  Just click here to help them in the contest and enter for a chance to win the gift card.

BUT be sure to hurry cause the contest ends TOMORROW, MAY 31 at 5PM. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

DAY 7 OF ROYAL WEEK FEATURING IMPERIAL TOY'S GLOW FUSION HI-BEAM SABRE review


Super Miracle Bubbles Gow Fusion Hi-Beam Sabre with Glow Fusion Bubble Solution. 2-n-1 giant bubble wand and Hi-Beam Sabre. Includes wand, bubble solution and Activatitors.

MY THOUGHTS

Now this is the final product in my week long of Royal Fun from Imperial Toys and I saved my kids' favorite for last.  The Glow Fusion Bubbles was the biggest hit with my kids.  We had a glow in the dark bubble tag game then the kids played hide and seek. 

The bubbles can be a little messy or a lot if you play like my kids did.  I recommend you wear "play colthes" when using them.  Now my kids' clothes did come clean where they got the glow-in-the-dark bubbles on them but I would still be safe and wear play clothes. 

Creating the glow bubbles could not be any easier.  You simply miss 2 different activators into the bubble solution and Voila!  Glow in the dark bubbles!  Just be sure you mix it completely.  Then get ready to have tons of fun!

Now as I said my kids played tag with them so them and our yard were glowing.  I wish I had been able to take pictures but I was afraid of getting my camera wet and damaged.  Even our dogs were glowing!  Then after they were out of bubbles, they played hide and seek.  This was hilarious since they were all aglow.


Check out another video from Time To Play featuring the Glow Fusion bubbles and the other products available from the line.




Now you can purchase the Hi-Beam Sabre online at Amazon.com for $ 17.51 and also at various retailers that sell Imperial Toys products including Wal-Mart and Target.  So grab some glowing fun today and get outside and play!


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


DAY 6 OF ROYAL WEEK FROM IMPERIAL TOYS FEATURING KAOS TIE-NOT review

Tying Made Easy! The KAOS Tie-Not™ is an essential bonus tool that makes tying and filling water balloons easy! Simply assemble the Tie-Not filler and the Tie Not tool together as one convenient mechanism. Attach the Tie-Not to a garden hose and slide on the balloon. Fill with water and detach balloon by sliding the end through the slot. Quickly pull bottom off the Tie-Not tool and you are ready to rock your water balloon fight! KAOS Tie Not includes 50 biodegradable water balloons.

MY THOUGHTS

I love sharing water balloons with my kids but I hate tying them.  Often I would spend a lot of time before the fight filling up balloons.  Of course that would mean that when I filled up so many and we ran out that the battle was over.  Trust me it did not take me long to get tired of busted water balloons while trying to fill up enough. 

Enter the new KAOS Tie-Not - one of my summer life savers lol!  I love how simple it is to use and how many more I can make now.  Plus even my son can use it to fill them up to which is always a great thing!  I absolutely love this product!  I am amazed that this product has not been around more.  I am now looking forward to more water balloon wars with the family since setup is now easier.

Now I have mentioned how easy it is to use but another great feature of the product is the price.  You can purchase it on the Imperial Toy website for the LOW price of $ 3.99!  So save yourself the pain of struggling to tie water balloons and grab this product today.

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

DAY 5 OF ROYAL WEEK FEATURING KAOS CYCLOPS review

KAOS Cyclops is a dynamic one-handed water balloon launcher that reinvents the traditional water balloon fight by taking it to a whole new dynamic level of “getting soaked”! Kids and adults can kick-up the level of insanity with an extreme water balloon fight! Each KAOS Cyclops launcher is designed to comfortably launch water balloons up to 100 ft with a simple flick of the wrist. KAOS Cyclops has a large scoop top for quick reloads and comes with 50 biodegradable KAOS water Balloons. Perfect for birthday parties, summer family gatherings and serious wet Summer Fun for all ages!

MY THOUGHTS

Water balloons are an excellent way to have fun and stay cool on a hot summer night here in the South.  My son is a huge fan of water balloon fights so he was super excited to see the Cyclops from Imperial Toys.  He quickly called it for our family water balloon war!

The KAOS Cyclops is easy to use and definitely gives you an advantage for hitting long distance targets.  It is sure to make the war more challenging.  My son was super exicted to get to be the first to use  Cyclops.  It was so easy for him to use.  All he had to do was flick his wrist and well, of course he had to aim at his targets.  It was that simple.  It deifinitely made it harder to dodge him since he could reach farther.  Just check out this video from Time To Play featuring the KAOS Cyclops below...


You can purchase it where toys are sold at most retailers like Target and Wal-Mart and also online at the Imperial Toys website for just $9.99.  Be sure to arm yourself with it before your next water balloon fight!

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

DAY 4 OF ROYAL WEEK FROM IMPERIAL TOYS FEATURING THE BUBBLE TURBINE review

Wow! Look at those humongous bubbles! The new Super Miracle Bubbles Bubble Turbine is guaranteed to provide kids and adults with the seamless ability to create humongous bubbles and a variety of spectacular bubble tricks.

MY THOUGHTS

My kids love bubbles and I love to watch them running through the back yard chasing them.  Before I got the opportunity to work with Imperial Toys, I had seen the Bubble Turbine and knew my kids would love it. 

The Bubble Turbine comes with two different attachments - one big round one and one with several smaller holes.  Now my daughters had some trouble using the big round one at first but finally started making bubbles with it.  The other attachment was a lot easier for them to use. 

Now we have an upcoming birthday party coming up soon for my youngest daughter and I plan on having a huge bubble war which would be perfect a perfect use for the bubble turbine.  I will defintiely be purchasing more since my daughters sometimes fight over the only one we have right now.

Right now you can purchase one on the Imperial Toys website for just $12.99 and it comes with a bottle of Super Miracle Bubbles!  So grab one today for the little bubble popper or lover in your life!

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

A LONG HECTIC WEEK IS OVER

Recently I am sure you have noticed last week that I did not post much.  Well, that is because my sister and brother-in-law recently took a week long vacation and I watched all 3 of their children. Now first let me applaud all moms who have 5 or more children every single day and handle it with grace on their own. 

I have had my hands full and it was never ending around my house.  I am now currently trying to catch up on my blog posts and also getting all my household chore caught up.  So with all the excitement around my house, I have not been on my computer every day.  I am sure you may have noticed that there were no posts for Days 4-7 of my Royal Fun Week with Imperial Toys.  Well, I had set them up in advance and did not realize that they had not posted on the correct days so I will be posting them manually today so be sure to check them out.  I am not sure what went wrong but I am back in gear and will have it all fixed asap.

Thank you again for reading my blog and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways to come and some reviews of great products!

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

As a daughter of a veteran who served 8 years, I truly appreciate our soldiers and veterans. I thank those who have given their time and those who still do for our country and also especially those who gave their lives for this country! And to all of them and their families, I say...


Friday, May 25, 2012

BURN NOTICE AND WHITE COLLAR COMES TO DVD (GIVEAWAY)


SUMMER SIZZLES WHEN TWO OF

TELEVISION’S STEAMIEST DRAMAS

COME TO DVD









BURN NOTICE Season 5 and WHITE COLLAR Season 3

Feel the Heat on DVD June 5








Temperatures rise when USA Network’s hit shows BURN NOTICE Season 5 and WHITE COLLAR Season 3 explode on DVD June 5th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Take home two of TV’s sexiest special agents and experience the action, adventure and danger all over again with never-before-seen footage and special features.



CRIME SOLVING WITH A SIDE OF QUIRK



Burned government agent Michael Westen is a tough guy who just happens to have a soft spot for yogurt – especially blueberry. And he is not the first investigator to have a strange-but-endearing habit. Take a look at some of Michael’s brethren who also have strange affections or habits that make them unique characters.






MONK



Tony Shalhoub won three Emmy® Awards for his portrayal of private investigator Adrian Monk, who suffers from a seemingly incurable case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Only with the assistance of a personal nurse is he able to leave the house to combat germs and solve mysteries.




PATRICK JANE (The Mentalist)



Patrick Jane is a consultant for the fictional CBI (Californian Bureau of Investigation) on The Mentalist. Despite unconventional methods and an outright defiance for policy and procedure, he always gets the bad guy in the end. And he always makes time for tea.






HOUSE



Dr. Gregory House is famously brilliant Chief of Diagnostic Medicine at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey, where he leads an equally brilliant team of diagnosticians. And though House has been described as cynical and cranky, he never fails to deliver on a near-impossible diagnosis… so it’s almost okay that he is addicted to pain medication.




SPECIAL AGENT SEELEY BOOTH (Bones)



David Boreanaz stars alongside Emily Deschanel as Seeley Booth in Fox’s Bones. In addition to serving the FBI, he is a former U.S. Army Special Forces sniper… and he really loves his colorful socks.  Which might be only slightly less quirky than his favorite belt buckle, which says “Cocky.”








FOX MULDER (X-Files)



FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder, played by David Duchovny, has some theories about extraterrestrial activity that are widely considered by his peers as spooky and far-fetched. And when he’s enjoying some well-deserved down time, you might find him throwing pencils into his office ceiling.





DEXTER



Dexter is a genius investigator with a nasty affinity for, well, murdering those who deserve it. Blood spatter pattern analyst by day, killer by night. The series has enjoyed wide critical acclaim and popularity, earning its star, Michael C. Hall, several awards and nominations for his portrayal of Dexter, including a Golden Globe.

Now I have some exciting news !!! I have I am lucky enough to host a giveaway where 2 lucky readers will win a copy of both the Burn Notice Season 5 and the White Collar Season 3 dvds in time for Father's Day or just for theirselves.  Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter form below and as always GOOD LUCK!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

DAY 3 OF ROYAL WEEK FROM IMPERIAL TOYS WITH DISNEY PRINCESS ENCHANTED BUBBLE TEA PARTY review

As you know I have already shared 2 different great products from Imperial Toys this week and now I have a fantastic toy from them just for the "little princess" in your life.  It is the Disney Princess Enchanted Bubble Tea Party!

This tea set is absolutely adorable and is perfect for every little girl especially those who love the Disney Princesses.  My 2 daughters loved this toy the best and it has provided them with tons of hours of imaginative playtime.  It comes with enough for " two place settings".  The teapot holds the bubble solution that you can pour into the cups which are actually the "bubble wands" .  SO are the spoons that come with the set.  The plates that come with it are deep enough to hold plenty of solution for a fun tea party. 

I have to say that I loved the whole concept behind this set .  It is just perfect for my 2 daughters and also sparks their imagination which I love.  It was so much fun to sit them outside and watch them have their own tea party and they even dressed up like princesses which made it even better.  I completely recommend this set for every little girl.  My youngest daughter is having a birthday party coming up soon and we are planning on letting the girls play with it at the party.  I am sure it will be a hit with all of them.

You can purchase the Tea Set at retailers and online at Amazon.com for $ 39.34.  So grab one today for the little princess in your life. 

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MAKE 'N BREAK JUNIOR game review


On Your Block, Get Set, Go!

Each player has their own wooden building blocks and races to be the first one to complete the building shown on the card. Be careful that your blocks don't wobble. This popular game concept in a version for younger builders trains fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and concentration.      
 
Contents: 27 Building Blocks in 5 Colors, 50 Building Cards Printed on Both Sides, 48 Chips, 1 Card Holder, 1 Set of Rules

MY THOUGHTS


I always love it when I find games that my whole family can play.  This game is one of those games that is simple enough for my youngest but is still fun for my oldest. The concept is easy... you just build the building on the card displayed and be the first to grab one of the blocks showing you finished. There are natural colored wood blocks that you place in the center and everyone gets one when they are done except the last person. 

I love the fact that it is a fun game with simple rules.  My daughters love the game and can even play it by themselves.  ( This is great for when I am busy cooking dinner or cleaning !)  Also I let the girls design their own buildings on paper and use them as part of the game.  They enjoy this and helps get their creative juices flowing.

The game is available on the Ravensburger website for $24.99 and is sure to be a hit with the whole family.  So be sure to grab this fun building game today.

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

DAY 2 OF IMPERIAL TOYS ' ROYAL FUN WEEK BRINGS the TURTLE TOPPLE SPRINKLER review

So on the first day of Royal Fun Week, I told you about a bubble toy from Little Tikes and today I am telling you about a waterplay toy from them - Turtle Topple Sprinkler.


ABOUT THE PRODUCT

A kids water sprinkler that is super fun and super adorable! Kids will enjoy hours of outdoor fun. Just the right amount of water and the right amount of motion for a splashing good time. A great part of any outdoor game and can be used with kid’s water slides.

MY THOUGHTS

My kids have always loved sprinklers especially on a hot day.  Trust me here in the South we get our share of HOT days so a sprinkler is always welcome.  Now the Turle Topple Sprinkler is super cute!  MY kids and I loved the silly faces on the turtles.

Also setup is easy of course, you just screw it onto your water hose the turn on the water!  The water shoots out of all 3 turtles causing them to move around a little.  Now my youngest use to hate sprinklers when she was little if they put out tons of water and sprayed everywhere.  I have to say this sprinkler seems to give just the right amount of water and motion for even the younger kiddos who could be scared at first.

This sprinkler is currently available at several retail locations and you can click here to see the complete list.  You can also purchase it online now on the Little Tikes website for $10.99.  So be sure to grab this adorable sprinkler to help the kiddos stay cool on those HOT Summer days!

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

Monday, May 21, 2012

IMPERIAL TOYS BRING ROYAL FUN TO BOYS AND GIRLS WEEK starts today with LITTLE TIKES 3-D BUBBLE CAMERA review

ABOUT THE PRODUCT
The Little Tikes Bubble Camera powered by Super Miracle bubbles is a great way for young photographers to enjoy hours of picture snapping fun while creating tons of magical bubbles! The Little Tikes Bubble Camera blows tons of bubbles out of the lenses, includes an easy grip handle and activator made especially for small hands. The Little Tikes Bubble Camera encourages active play, imagination, and love for the arts while mimicking mommy and daddy with their cameras! Includes Super Miracle Bubbles Premium Plus Solution in 100% recyclable bottle.

MY THOUGHTS

My youngest daughter loves to try to take pictures especially with her play princess phone.  When I received the Little Tikes Bubble Camera, I knew she would be super excited!  I showed her the camera and she immediately snatched it up.  I filled it for bubbles for her and sent her outside on one of our many sunny days here lately in the South. 

She preceded to "take" pictures of the puppies in our backyard.  Imagne their surprise when bubbles started coming out at them.  Needless to say they chased her bubbles while she took their pictures. 

Now the camera comes with 3-D bubbles and when you look through the window of the camera, it creates a 3- D effect.  My daughter said they sparkled more when looking through it.  ( She mainly just clicked the camera mostly like a fashion photographer lol!)

The Little Tikes Bubble Camera is perfect for the younger kids to use and hold on too.  Also it cna help eliminate messy spills that some little ones can have cause of knocking over the bottles of bubbles.  I recommend this for anyone who has a little one who loves to take pictures and loves bubbles too.

You can visit this page to see a list of retailers that carry the Bubble Camera.  The suggested price for the camera is $12.99 so go grab one today and be sure to stock up on bubbles too!

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

SPANGLER CANDY BRINGS BACK FRUIT PUNCH DUM DUMS review


ABOUT THE CANDY

In March 2012 Spangler Candy Company introduced new and improved Fruit Punch Dum Dums to the iconic lollipop brand. The flavor is the result of online flavor voting at dumdumpops.com and extensive research from the Dum Dums flavor laboratory. Fruit Punch rejoins the Dum Dums flavor mix after going on vacation in 2002. It is an exceptionally popular flavor in children's juice and candy products.


MY THOUGHTS

 I grew up loving Dum Dum Pops and still do.  SO do my three children.  I was excited to hear that they were bringing Fruit Punch back.  My children had never tried it but I knew they would be hooked the moment they tried it.  As soon as we got our tub of Fruit Punch ones,  I immediately handed each one of my kids one.

The verdict was in... They loved them!  We recently shared them with the guests at my son's birthday party and they were a big hit as well. It is nice to see a great candy still be enjoyed today by young and old.  Now I use the lollipops as rewards for doing good or helping out around the house. 

Also I learned while looking over the DUM DUMS website, that you can collect 20 wrappers and trade them in on DUM DUM merchandise.  Now each item requires a little additional cash and 2 dollars for shipping and handling.  But it still is a great deal if you eat a lot of DUM DUMS.   You can check out the complete list of items available here.

You can also follow them on Facebook for the latest updates and such.  So be sure to grab some DUM DUMS today.  You can get a 1lb tub of your fav flavor for $6.00. 

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

Saturday, May 19, 2012

TEEN WOLF SEASON 1 DVD GIVEAWAY


MTV’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIT SERIES

IS NOW THE HOTTEST DVD OF THE SUMMER








Win a copy of TEEN WOLF THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE, out on DVD on May 22



Discover the story of how one strange night forever transformed one teenager’s life, when MTV’s hit show “TEEN WOLF” Season 1 comes to DVD May 22 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.  Nominated for six Teen Choice Awards®, Season 1 is a must-own for every fan, with an exclusive never-before-seen extended season finale, deleted and extended content and behind-the-scenes extras with the sizzling, breakout stars of the show.  “TEEN WOLF” stars some of young Hollywood’s finest, including Tyler Posey (Scott McCall), Crystal Reed (Allison Argent), Tyler Hoechlin (Derek Hale), Dylan O’Brien (Stiles), Holland Roden (Lydia Martin) and Colton Haynes (Jackson Whittemore).  The series will return for a second season this summer on MTV.

MTV’s “TEEN WOLF is a sexy, suspenseful drama about transformation set against the backdrop of contemporary teen life, with a forbidden, romantic love story at its core, making it a fresh and different take on the iconic movie.  Always an outsider and often unnoticed, Scott McCall yearns to be recognized in some small way that takes him out of his typical state of high school anonymity. When his best friend Stiles convinces him to go into the woods one night to join a police search for a dead body, Scott encounters a creature in the darkness. Narrowly escaping an attack with a vicious bite in his side, the next day brings strange surprises for Scott at school and his life will never be the same.

For your chance to win a copy of TEEN WOLF THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE on DVD, simply enter the Rafflecopter form below and answer the following question for an extra entry :



Which teen gets attacked by a werewolf when his best friend convinces him to venture out into the woods?

  • Scott McCall
  • Derek Hale
  • Stiles
  • Jackson Whittemore

Monday, May 14, 2012

Whoowasit? board game makes great family fun for all ages! #review

As most of you know, I am a huge fan of board games and Family Game Night.  Yesterday my family and I decided to have a Family Game Night on Mother's Day as part of my gift.  I had recently received a new game from Ravensburger to review called Whoowasit? .

Reveal the Secrets of the Speaking Animals and Find the Thief!                    

The people of the castle are in a panic: someone stole the king's magical ring! The ring protects the kingdom against the evil wizard. The castle animals witnessed the thief during the night and can give clues to what the thief looks like. Only children can understand the animals when they speak, so it all depends on you to save the kingdom!

The chest contains intelligent electronics that ensure each game is different and exciting every time.

Listen as the animals speak from the chest and give you clues. By pressing the buttons, you will choose whether to search the rooms, speak with the animals or engage in magic. Work together as a team to find the magical ring before your time runs out!
 
Contents: 1 Magical Chest with Electronics, 1 Game Board, 4 Playing Pieces, 1 Ghost, 1 Cat Game Board, 9 Food Tokens, 4 Key Tokens, 4 Door Tiles, 1 Die, 10 Suspect Cards, 1 Ring
 
 
 
MY THOUGHTS
 
When I first saw this game, I was immediately intrigued by it and just knew my family would love to play it.  I was right, my family loved this game.  It is fun for all ages even my youngest loved playing it.  Since it is only for 4 players, I helped her.
 
My favorite thing about the game is that you are working together as a team to find the thief.  It is a good thing you get to work together as a team since the game is timed ( which is great fro some families who only have a limited amount of time for game night).  It was so nice to see my whole family rushing to solve the mystery.   Unfortunately for us we figured out who the thief was but ran out of time before we could officially solve it by opening their chest.
 
Another great feature of the game is that it is different everytime thanks to the chest which is amazing.  It remembers what has been found and done.  I loved this feature of the game and so did my kids.  The animals give you hints of who is the thief and the chest remembers the clues and can tell you how suspects are left after each clue.  That helps take out the guesswork about how many suspects to remove and such.
 
Besides the chest, my kids' other favorite part of the game would be the GHOST!  He makes the game a little trickier to complete since he cna send you back to start and also makes it impossible for you to enter certain rooms.  My oldest daughter seemed to roll him a lot, sending us all back to start quite a bit.  My kids just loved this and would bust out laughing.  They even made spooky sound effects like the chest did when they had to move the ghost. 
 
This game is a lot of fun for the whole family and also makes the family work together which is great for every family.  I recommend this game for every family!  It is sure to create tons of memories filled with laughter and family fun. 
 
The game is available now at the Ravensburger website for $49.99.  So be sure to get your own copy of the game today and have a Family Game Night this week.
 
* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.

LIST OF MOST INSPIRATIONAL FILMS AND A HOOSIERS DVD GIVEAWAY


Most Inspirational Films


An All New Blu-ray Perfectly Timed For Father's Day Coming On June 5, 2012



The Cinderella story of the Hickory basketball team as depicted in Hoosiers is one of the best inspirational stories in the history film. Here, to honor Hoosiers and other encouraging films, we will feature our five favorite inspirational stories in film, including It’s a Wonderful Life, Dead Poets Society and Harold and Maude.



Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) is a volatile basketball coach with a dark past who arrives in a small, rural Indiana town to attempt to lead the high school team to victory. This group of underdogs needs all the help they can get, and no one would have ever suspected that it would come from the unlikely duo of Dale and his newly hired assistant coach, the town's recovering alcoholic, Shooter (Dennis Hopper). Under Dale and Shooter's guidance, the Hickory team surprises their town - and themselves - by not only becoming an unstoppable team during the basketball season, but also taking home the 1952 State Championship.



Enter at the bottom of this feature to win a copy of Hoosiers on Blu-ray!



It’s a Wonderful Life


In 1946’s It’s a Wonderful Life, we see in a flashback that George Bailey (James Stewart) has spent his entire life giving up his big dreams and aspirations for the good of his family and for his town, Bedford Falls. But in the present, on Christmas Eve, he is broken and suicidal over misplacing an $8000 loan and the scheming of the evil millionaire and slumlord, Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore). George wishes he had never been born, and his guardian angel, Clarence (Henry Travers), falls to Earth, and shows him how his town, family, and friends would turn out if he had never existed. In the end, George realizes his desire to live and that he truly does have a wonderful life.



Harold and Maude



1979’s Harold and Maude is the story of Harold Chasen (Bud Cort), a young man obsessed with death. He regularly stages elaborate fake suicides, attends complete strangers’ funeral services, and drives a hearse, all to the chagrin of his uptight, high society mother. At a funeral, Harold meets Maude (Ruth Gordon), a 79-year-old woman who shares Harold's hobby of attending strangers’ funerals. The pair forms an unlikely bond, and Maude slowly shows Harold the pleasures of the arts, and teaches him how to enjoy and appreciate life.



Field of Dreams


 In the 1989 film Field of Dreams, corn farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) hears a voice in his field telling him, "If you build it, he will come." He takes this as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other Chicago Black Sox players banned from the game. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field. On the field, Ray ends up being reunited with his own father who had passed away, and plays a long-delayed game of catch.



Dead Poets Society




Dead Poets Society was released in 1989 and is often included on lists of the most inspirational films. In it, John Keating (Robin Williams) is a radical new English teacher at the uptight Welton Academy Prep School in 1959 Vermont. Through his unorthodox teaching methods, like standing on desks and tearing pages out of books, Keating is able to help his students discover and explore their true passions in life, like writing and acting, instead of succumbing to the lives their parents have dictated for them.



Erin Brockovich


 In the 2000 film Erin Brockovich, Julia Roberts portrays the real life hero of the same name. Not only is Erin a single mother to three children (which is a feat in and of itself), but she also discovers and investigates a massive cover up of industrial poisoning by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and crusades for justice for those who were affected. Brockovich ultimately aids in winning those affected a $333 million settlement.


So be sure to enter the Rafflecopter form below for your chance at winning your own copy of Hoosiers on Blu-Ray just in time for Father's Day!


DINOSAUR TRAIN A to Z SPECIAL TODAY & A SPECIAL CONTEST VIA TWITTER AND FACEBOOK

A-B-C-Dinosaur! The EMMY®-nominated children’s series DINOSAUR TRAIN® will encourage its tiny viewers to practice the alphabet while learning about the diversity of dinosaurs with a “Dinosaurs A to Z” one-hour special premiering THIS MONDAY, May 14th on PBS KIDS!


That’s why they are hosting their first-ever Dinosaurs A to Z Countdown Contest on the new Dinosaur Train’s Twitter and Facebook pages. Everyone and their little paleontologist-in-trainings can help answer fun and educational Dinosaur A to Z trivia questions on Twitter and Facebook for a chance to win Dinosaur Train prizes every day until this Thursday when the contest ends!


Prizes include:


  • Dinosaur Train collectable gifts
  • Grand prizes of one-of-a-kind Dinosaur cartoon art created especially for your little one by Craig Bartlett, the artist and creator behind Dinosaur Train!
Be sure to enter the Contest and also catch the 1 hour special TODAY! 

* I will be given a product in exchange for my post.  The above post still contains my own opinions and is completely honest.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!!

I just wanted to tell all the mothers and mothers - to -be - Happy Mother's Day!  Take time today to spend time with your little ones ( no matter how old they are) and just enjoy the special moments!  The laundry and chores can wait one day or maybe you will get lucky and they will amazingly get done for you! :)

Here is a little comic for all those moms who do it all!



Again have an AMAZING MOTHER'S DAY and take time to RELAX!!!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

WHAT WOMEN WANT giveaway

As we all know Mother's Day is Sunday and most of us owe mom a lot for who were and all she has done.  SO this Sunday is the day to shower her with gifts, but what about showering her with gifts after Mother's Day too.  I am participating in an awesome blog hop featuring an amazing prize pack that is perfect for every mom or woman.  SO be sure to read more about it below and enter for yourself or a woman you love!

A new season of fashion and beauty if quickly approaching. Butler Bag, Karren's Avon (creator/writer for Oh! My Heartsie) and Mom to Bed by 8 (the Iowa-Mom)want to offer one lucky reader a prize package that is sure to tickle your fancy and bring joy to your wardrobe and skin all at the same time.
Butler Bag, "The World's Most Organized Handbag"
The Butler Bag Everyday Tote is a perfectly versatile back. Offered in three colors and create from genuine Nana leather. This bag offers two zippered pockets outside and a compartmentalized interior with zippered "privacy pocket" inside. This is a true organizer's purse dream come true.
Karren's Avon is generously providing a bath and body package plus a few accessories extras to make you smile.
Odyssey Cologne Spray, Odyssey Roll-On Anti-Perspirant Deodorant and Odyssey Perfumed Skin Softener
RARE DIAMONDS Body Lotion, RARE DIAMONDS Shower Gel and RARE DIAMONDS Eau de Parfum Spray
SKIN SO SOFT Signature Silk Moisturizing Shower Gel, SKIN SO SOFT Signature Silk Gelled Body Oil and SKIN SO SOFT Signature Silk Replenishing Hand Cream
Florence Gift Set
Leading Love 2-Piece Gift Set
Silver Coin Purse and Black Wallet
Finally Mom to Bed by 8, the Iowa-Mom wants you to enjoy your stylish night out and is bringing a $50 Visa Gift Card to the What A Woman Wants party for you to do just that.
Giveaway starts on May 11 at 12:01AM and ends May 25 at 11:59PM. Open to the US residents only; must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
Enter to win the What Women Want Giveaway below!

Disclosure:
I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may
differ from those of your own. WOMAN OF HOPE AND PRAYER is not responsible for
sponsor prize shipment. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

TOM & JERRY : AROUND THE WORLD dvd review


ABOUT THE DVD

Pack your suitcases and renew those passports! Tom & Jerry: Around the World is your first-class ticket to an entertaining, globe-trekking adventure. An exciting voyage with the popular cat and mouse duo awaits in this 22-cartoon collection consisting of classic theatrical shorts and episodes from Tom & Jerry Tales.


It’s bon voyage for Tom and Jerry as they duke it out as competing street performers in the Big Apple in Way-Off Broadway. Tom chases Jerry through the streets of Naples in Neapolitan Mouse. In Flamenco Fiasco, the dueling duo finds itself in Spain where Tom shows off his fancy footwork as he engages in a very competitive Flamenco dance competition. It’s a trip Down Under in Kangadoofus where Jerry takes refuge with a kangaroo mother and her joeys in an effort to ditch Tom. In Freaky Tiki, it’s “Aloha” for Tom and Jerry as they relax on a Hawaiian beach and find themselves entering an active volcano where they encounter Pele, the goddess of flames. Next it’s off to Tinseltown where Tom conducts a symphony orchestra in Tom & Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl. These and several other captivating adventures are featured on this must-own release.


MY THOUGHTS

My youngest daughter is a huge fan of Tom & Jerry and laughs so much when she watches them.  I have not figured out yet who she is pulling for - the mouse or cat!  I actually think it changes - lol!

My whole family was excited to sit down and watch some good ol' Tom and Jerry for Family Movie Night.  My daughters loved the Flamenco Fiasco and all the dancing.  While watching the movie, the whole house was filled with laughter.  We have watched the movie several times since our first time and the kids still laugh just as hard as they did the first time. 

This dvd is sure to have your family laughing out loud and would make a great addition to your collection.  The dvd is available now where dvds are sold and online at Amazon.com for $ 14.99.  Be sure to grab a copy today.

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

SEED BOMBS FOR MOTHER'S DAY review


Drop a bomb and get plants growing! Attract butterflies and birds! Seed Bombs protect the seeds inside from animals, insects, and too much moisture when they are sprouting. You can throw them, toss them, crush them, or leave them. Then water them and they will grow! Seed Bombs are proudly made in the United States with top quality ingredients.






Seed Bombs come in the four different choices shown above - Butterfly & Bird Mixture, Shortgrass Mixture, Tasty Herb Mixture, and Native Perennial Mix.  IN just 21 days, the bombs will bloom.  Below is pictures of the growth timeline...



First Day
5 Days




21 Days
15 Days













I love how simple Seed Bombs are.  You can dig a hole and plant them or simply throw them out in the spot you want them to sprout before a rain or even crumble them up.  Plus in three weeks, you will have blooming plants!  How great is that?!

Now I received the Butterfly and Bird Mixture, Native Perennials Mix, and the Shortgrass Mixture.  I have just recently had the chance to finally plant mine due to us redoing our landscaping finally.  I have been desperately been wanting to redo our flower beds and we finally had the time and all to do just that.  I will say that I see tiny plants coming up so I am excited and will be following up with my finished results when I can.

I think Seed Bombs make a great gift for any mom who loves to garden or for those moms who love beautiful flowers and do not have a green thumb or time for a lot of fuss with plants.

Seed Bombs are available at Duncraft's website for $4.99 for 6 bombs or 20 bombs for $19.99.  I think this is a great bargain since each bomb covers 1 square foot.  These are sure to add a smile to moms face plus it will provide great memories when her and the kids can plant them together.

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