Friday, December 6, 2013

CARD.COM makes it easy to stay on budget with holiday spending #review

  • “I wrote this review as a part of a Blog Friendly PR outreach campaign for, I was compensated for me time but all opinions are my own.”

Every year I have to remind myself to stay on budget with my Christmas shopping especially since I shop year round for great deals.  Since I do that, it is easy for me to go over my budget.  Lucky for me, can help me with that since it is a loadable card so I can put as much or as little on it to keep me in check.

Of course another great factor is that you can use the card online at your fav retailers like so you do not have to miss out on any great cyber deals too.  Then there is another feature I love - picking your own card design from a ton of choices.  I love not having a boring looking card and I choose the cat in the sweater design ( check it out below!)

Now tell me that card is not stinking cute!  Of course there are tons of other adorable ones as well.  Tell me below which ones you liked.  Now I have shared a few of my favorite things about the card, but here are some more added details and features...

  • This is a debit card, like the one from your bank, and you can use it EVERYWHERE Visa is accepted -- except it's way cooler and cuter than your boring bank card.
  • Free to order, activate and load.
  • Free app and check deposits from your smartphone.
  • Free direct deposit.
  • Free card-to-card transfers, any time, anywhere, in seconds.
  • No overdraft fees -- never goes negative!
  • Safer than cash - 24/7 support, Visa fraud protection and 100% FDIC insurance on funds.
  • No debt, financially responsible, no interest/credit/APRs.
  • No credit check and approval in seconds.
  • 22,000 in-network ATMs.
  • Thousands of cool, unique card designs to choose from, including brands like: Garfield, Popeye, Betty Paige, James Dean, Care Bears, Walking Dead, Star Trek, Autism Awareness, Breast Cancer Research, Shark Week, Where's Waldo, Doodle Jump, Three Stooges, Nancy Drew, etc.
  • Free for 30 days - then $5.95 monthly fee, which is waived when you direct deposit over $800 in the previous 30 days. This fee is the same as the Walmart prepaid card and much less than many of the competitors. It's also much less than overdrafting your bank account, paying for a checking account or using a credit card.

Now besides this card being great for holiday shopping.  It would be great for kids who are off to college so they can learn budgeting or simply so they have money for those needed and unexpected expenses!  

Now I did have the opportunity to try out the card and had no problem at all using it at a couple of my favorite stores and even at Redbox ( which I know with some loadable cards doesn't work).  Plus I even got a compliment on how adorable my card was!  Now I do have to say though that I was not a huge fan of the monthly fee, but it is not as high as some of the other ones I have seen with some checking accounts or even other loadable cards.  

So if you are like me and can get a little gift giving happy, maybe could help you stay the course plus you get the opportunity to choose your own design!!!!

So while you are checking out, be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook as well. Also they are even on Pinterest.  So be sure to follow them now!

Monday, December 2, 2013


* I received the below mentioned product solely for review purposes only.  The below mentioned opinions are completely honest and completely my own.

Everyone in Kawaii Crush World loves hanging out at the Hyper Happy Mall – there's just so much to do. Stop by the Fashion Boutique and choose from over 10 outfits and accessories. Thinking about adopting a Kawaii pet? Visit the Pet Shop for a kitten, bunny, or poodle (or all.) and get them groomed and styled. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor to grab a bite at the Burger Shop or to snap a picture in the photo booth. There are so many places to visit let Holly Molly Shop show you around the Hyper Happy Mall.


My two daughters love miniature playsets like the NEW Kawaii Crush Hyper Happy Mall one.  SO when I received it in the mail, I knew they would be super excited to play with it.  

The playset only comes with one figurine so if you are like me and have multiple girls; be sure to grab another figurine like I have done. (the little figurines make great stocking stuffers!)  The set comes with tons of little accessories so be careful if you have wee ones in the household who like putting things in their mouths.

As I said the playset has tons of accessories that add to the hours of playtime possible.  Also all the accessories and playset are brightly colored which I simply love and I know my little girls will too.

The playset is available now where toys are sold nationwide and available at online retailers like Amazon.  The price at Amazon is about $45 but I recently saw this same playset marked down so keep an eye out!  Be sure to grab this playset and some of the other adorable Kawaii Crush figurines for the little girl on your list!


* I received the below mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The below mentioned opinions are completely honest and completely my own.

You Never Know when this Balloon will Boom!
In Boom Boom Balloon, nobody knows when the balloon will go boom! It’s simple and easy 
game play keeps players guessing as to when it will blow. Each player takes a turn rolling 
the dice. For every number they roll, they must push in a stick the same number of clicks.
Before you know it there’s a ton of pressure on the balloon making it want to go boom!
Who Will Make it Pop?
Tension mounts as players take turns rolling the dice. The more you roll, the more pressure
 is put on the balloon. Watch as it stretches, squishes, strains! Will the next click make it pop? 
Nobody knows! If the balloon goes boom on your turn, you’re out!
Non Stop Fun!
Boom Boom Balloon is non-stop fun for 2 or more players ages 8+. There are 12 silly faced 
balloons inside the box. Players can always substitute regular balloons for additional play. 
Get started and wait for the tension to loom with the non-stop fun of Boom Boom Balloon!

Game at a Glance:
  • Easy out of the box play
  • For 2 or more players, aged 8+
  • Comes with an easy to assemble balloon frame, 12 balloons, 10 sticks,a die, and instructions


In my household, we love board games and Family Game Night so I was excited when I received one of SpinMaster's hottest games for the Holiday season - Boom Boom Balloon!  Since there is over a 4 year gap between my son and 2 daughters, this makes it hard to find a game for all 3.  Boom Boom Balloon helps bridge the gap and makes it fun for all 3.

Now the game is simple - Do not be the one to pop the balloon!  I know my kiddos are simply going to love playing this game this Holiday season.  Now the game does only come with just 12 balloons, but Spin Master is coming out with a replacement pack of 20 balloons.  Of course I have heard of others using your basic balloons.  

Now if you are like me and have a wide age gap in kids, this game makes it fair for all ages and of course it makes it fun too.  It is a great game for parties or Family Game Nights .  The game is available now where board games are sold nationwide and on online retailers like Amazon , who has it for under $15 right now.

So if you love fun games for your kiddos or have a kiddo who is a board game fan then be sure to grab a copy today!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


* I did not receive any compensation for this post.  I just wanted to share it with my wonderful readers!

Dress your Boon FLAIR High Chair in its best Thanksgiving attire and share via social media using #turkeyflair and you will be entered to win $150 in Boon products**. Check out the creativity at

Boon knows how crazy things can get during the holidays, so they’ve already done some of the work and created a handy feather template for you... Or, show ‘em what you got and make your own feathers. Use any materials you have laying around including construction or scrapbooking paper. Boon encourages any Thanksgiving themed FLAIR!

The contest period ends Nov. 30, so get going! Details are on Boon’s website, and official rules are available here.

Winner Selection:
Selection of prospective winner will be chosen at random by Boon from all eligible entries received via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest and designated with the hashtag #turkeyflair during the contest period. All entries will be monitored and gathered on The prospective Prize Winner will be notified electronically via a comment by booninc on the photo used to enter on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest, or via a direct Tweet to the prospective winner’s Twitter handle from booninc.

Friday, November 22, 2013

GIVEAWAY - LAZOO ZOO! app FREE download and Lazoo products giveaway!

* I did not receive any compensation in exchange for this giveaway.  Just wanted to offer an awesome giveaway for my readers!

Lazoo Zoo! has ten wild, hungry animals to meet and feed, including the Lion, Ape, Chameleon, Giraffe, Hippo, Whale, Crocodile and Crab. Players choose from dozens of flavorful foods to feed the creatures. Kids will be surprised by the fun and imaginative ways each species reacts: giraffes magically change spots, lizards change colors and primates can sprout new hairstyles in a flash! Spice up the menu by drawing original culinary creations and snapping a screenshot of beastly buddies happily chomping them down!

Lazoo Zoo! is now available for download for free on iOS devices through the App Store. For more information on Lazoo products, please visit, or follow Lazoo on Facebook and Twitter.  Check out the trailer below...

Now my kiddos and I have not played the app yet ( cause well, I haven't had time to download it yet ), but I have to say that it looks and sounds really cute!  SO I will be downloading it this weekend in between my cleaning and Holiday chaos!  So be sure to grab a download yourself and while you are waiting for it to download...ENTER THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY featuring LAZOO ZOO! products shown below.

-          Holes! A Coloring Book by Lazoo
      -          Squiggles! A Drawing Book by Lazoo
    -          Kiri, Lazoo’s giraffe stuffed animal

This is a stinking cute prize pack which would be great with the Holidays right around the corner.  So be sure to enter the Rafflecopter form below after of course you download the LAZOO ZOO! app... And as always GOOD LUCK!

Friday, November 15, 2013


* I received the below mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The below mentioned opinions are completely honest and completely my own.

Racing in the late 1960's was dominated by one car: the Ford GT40. Four time consecutive winner of the "24 Hours of Le Mans," the GT40's legacy lives on in the Ford GT. Produced from 2005 to 2006, just over 4,000 of these cars were built. Expensive and hard to come by, the Ford GT was prized by collectors and racing fans alike. Many owners put their own ideas into the car's paint job, something you can do as well with the Design Masters Ford GT Sketchbook. For race car drivers age seven and up, the Ford GT sketchbook includes more than 50 stencils, more than 250 stickers and 30 sketch pages. Turn the Ford GT into a work of art with the Design Masters Ford GT Sketchbook.


My nephew loves movies like Fast and the Furious and especially loves the hot cars in them.  So when I was given the opportunity to review a Design Masters sketchbook; I jumped at it.  I was even more thrilled when I received the Ford GT sketchbook since my nephew loves them.

The sketchbook has tons of stencils and stickers to make each GT your very own masterpiece!  It has 30 pages which means tons of possibilities for the opportunity to make the perfect collector's car!  

I love the fact that the sketchbook will encourage my nephew to be artistic which is great since he loves to doodle in his sparetime!  I am sure he will absolutely love this sketchbook and I can not wait to see what designs he comes up with!

So be sure to grab your future car designers a Design Masters sketchbook today!  

MALEFICENT - TEASER TRAILER ( It looks like such a GOOD movie!)

So I recently heard about Maleficent coming out next May.  I was wondering if it would be any good then I heard Angelina Jolie would be playing Maleficent so... I kinda figured it would be good, no great!

  And from the look of the teaser trailer, I was right!  So don't take my word for it; check it out yourself!!!!!

Like MALEFICENT on Facebook:

Follow Disney on Twitter: @DisneyPictures

Official website: 

MALEFICENT releases in theaters everywhere on May 30, 2014!

Thursday, November 14, 2013


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Follow the trend and make your very own Shambala Bracelets! Share and trade with your best friends.


• 13 luxury rhinestone beads
• Over 40 stylish beads
• Waxed cord
• Cotton thread
• Colour instructions


My daughters love jewelry and they love helping me make them something special.  So we were all excited to receive the kit to make our very own Shamballa Bracelets especially since they are all the rave right now.  

My daughters loved the beads in the kit and how they sparkled.  Now I did have to help them with the threading and knotting on the bracelets, but I expected that.  The bracelets have quickly become my daughters go to ones.  They even want another kit so they can make bracelets for Christmas gifts!

If you have a crafty girl who loves jewelry in your life, then this kit would make a great gift!  Right now you can purchase the kit on Amazon for just $11.99.  This would make a great gift idea or you could get it before the holidays and have your crafty girl make em with you for gifts for her besties or other family members.  So grab a kit today and get crafty and stylish!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


* I received the below mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The below mentioned opinions are completely honest and completely my own.

Simple and unique watercolour painting technique Create perfect works of art every time! Each canvas comes pre-printed with the unique Aquarelle outline The outline prevents the paint from running and when the canvas dries, adds detail to your artwork Mix the special liquid watercolour inks following the colour chart, or invent your own for even greater creativity
More product information : Getting creative could not be easier! Aquarelle is a brand new watercolour craft concept, which is simple yet extremely effective. The technique helps you create perfect works of art – every time. The watercolour canvas is pre-printed with a thin white wax outline, which acts as a guide for the picture and prevents the colours from "running". Once you've completed your design, the wax design becomes a perfect white outline, showing all the detail in your painting. The unique liquid watercolour ink allows you to mix just about any colour you can dream of. Either the follow the colour guide included in the box, or if you are feeling really creative, you can always mix up your own blend of colours. The set contains three canvasses, a double ended paintbrush with two strengths, liquid ink, pallette and a pipette. • Winner of Best Creative Product at Olympia Toy Fair 2012 • Unique printed boards ensure image outlines remain “clean” to give that special watercolour “look” • Mix the inks following the colour chart, or invent your own for even greater creativity 
Contents: The set contains three canvasses, a double ended paintbrush with two strengths, liquid ink, pallette and a pipette.

My oldest daughter and I loved how easy it was to paint our last Aquarelle project so I was excited when I got the opportunity to review another one especially since it had 3 canvasses so me and both my daughters could enjoy it together.

This kit was just as easy as the first one plus it had the same opportunity to be able to mix your own colors which my daughters loved to do.  Also like before I love that it is outlined on it to help prevent messes in the pic but it also adds more definition to it as well.

I think Aquarelle is perfect for boys and girls and would make a great Holiday Gift .  It helps them be more creative than your normal paint by number kind of kits because you mix your own colors.  So kids' creative sides really get to shine with Aquarelle.  You can purchase Aquarelle now just in time for the Holiday season to begin.  You can find them on Amazon where the price varies depending on the size of the kit from around 5 to 20 dollars.  The dolphins kit is about 12 dollars right now on Amazon so be sure to grab a couple kits for your budding artist!

SORRY for my ABSENCE....

I just wanted to give an update about my short absence.  I have unfortunately been dealing with a sick kiddo for the last few days.  I took her to the Dr and luckily he said it was in the beginning stages so with some medicine she will be free and clear shortly.

SO I should be up and back in full swing tomorrow with tons more goodies for my Holiday Gift Guide!  I hope all of my readers are having a great week!

Thursday, November 7, 2013


* I received the below product solely for review purposes only.  The below mentioned opinions are completely honest  and completely my own.

 Professional investigations made easy. With tips from German forensic biologist Dr. Mark Benecke, these exciting activities will turn you into a skilled detective! Learn how to use scientific methods to examine clues and become a forensic expert yourself.
Contents: 1 Magnifying Glass, 1 Plastic Bottle, 1 Measuring Tape, 1 Pair of Tweezers 1 Pipette, 1 Pair of Safety Glasses, 1 Packet of Plaster, 5 Small Crime Scene Bags, 1 Piece of Filter Paper, 1 Funnel, 1 Roll of Dough, 1 Insect Card, 1 Picture with Clues, 1 Small Tube, 1 Small Tube Holder, 1 ID Badge, 5 Fingerprint Cards, 10 Crime Scene Cards, Detailed Instruction Manual

My son and I are both huge CSI fanatics.  We love the show and both love to solve "mysteries."  When I was a teen, I wanted to be a CSI investigator but knew I could never stomach the really bad scenes.  My son is just like me, loves the science but not too thrilled with the bad scenes.  Lucky for us, Science X has a kit to help us with our CSI fascination.
The Science X CSI kit has 12 activities to help any kiddo become a good detective.  The kit comes with several needed items, but also needs everyday items to help do the activities.  After receiving the kit, I decided my kiddos and I needed would need to do a Whodunnit? party. ( Yes, we loved the show this past summer! )  So I am currently working to put together an awesome CSI party - kinda a murder mystery dinner show! 
I know my kiddos will be excited to take fingerprints and analyze evidence and of course even isolate DNA.  Yep, the kit can help any kiddo do that.  Also the kit can help kiddos get excited with science which is a really great thing in my book!  The kit is available from Ravensburger.  Right now you can purchase the kit online at Amazon for under $25 right now.  SO be sure to grab a kit for any detective to be in your family! It will definitely make a great gift this Holiday season.


* I received the below mentioned product solely for review purposes only.  The below mentioned opinions are completely honest and completely my own.

Dot Jewelry comes with over 1,600 pre-cut paper pieces in a rainbow of luscious colors and coordinating patterns. Follow the step-by-step instructions for making everything from simple one-strand bracelets to stunning statement necklaces. Our custom dot tool lets you pick up dots with ease, while the ruler and clip measure your cord exactly and keep it taut for professional-looking designs every time.
Comes with: over 1,600 dots, custom dot tool, glue with brush applicator, clear cord, sequins, 2 work surfaces, sliding cord-holder, 14 quick-start templates


My daughters and I love to make crafts together on our "Mommy and Daughters Only Days"!  So we were all super excited when we received the Dot Jewelry book and supplies kit.  The book has tons of suggestions and have step by step picture instructions for each design.  The kit comes with plenty of "dots" to make tons of jewelry designs.

My daughters had a hard time deciding what design to make first.  I personally was excited to make the owl design.  My daughters did help while making the jewelry when it came to the gluing part.  Mainly I just had to help them not use too much and also to get it all lined up just right.  But of course after a few designs they needed my help less and less.  We have decided to make some of the designs for Christmas gifts from my girls to other family members.  I think it will be great for my mom who loves jewelry and handmade items.

The Dot Jewelry book is a great gift idea for crafty girls or you can get one before the holidays and have your crafty girl help you may the gifts like mine are.  The book and supplies can be bought online at for only $19.99.  You can also purchase it at select stores nationwide.  Also you can purchase back up supplies there as well.  So if you have a crafty girl or want to have a crafty day with your little girl or girls then be sure to grab a copy this Holiday.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


* I received the below mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The below mentioned opinions are completely honest and completely my own.

The Rebelle line from NERF is a much needed line for girls featuring a bow, crossbow, and several blasters.

Experience real bow action with the Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow! This Nerf Rebelle bow fires the 5 foam darts up to 75 feet for far-reaching fun. Build your bow-blasting skills and reveal your Nerf Rebelle attitude! Take aim with the Heartbreaker Bow blaster and show the world the beauty of strength and power. Arm yourself for action and team up with friends to play together as you make the rules and define the style. With the Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow, real bow action is at your fingertips!

The Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow comes with 5 collectible foam darts in different colors and designs. Slide the included dart storage accessory onto the accessory rail to keep the darts nearby for easy, on-the-move loading and launching. The accessory rail also works with other accessories (not included). The Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow is decorated with pink and purple phoenix feathers for a fierce and feminine look that's just right for glamorous Nerf Rebelle girls like you.

Includes Heartbreaker Bow, 5 darts, dart storage accessory and instructions.

Experience real bow action
Fire darts up to 75 feet
Heartbreaker Bow comes with 5 collectible darts
Dart storage accessory holds 5 darts and fits on accessory rail
Accessory rail works with Nerf Rebelle Mission Central App Rail Mount and other accessories (sold separately)


I have to say that I was so excited to hear about the NERF Rebelle line especially since I have 2 daughters.  I can remember playing with NERF growing up and well I honestly always wanted my own blaster geared more towards girls.  And even though it didn't happen while I was wrong, my daughters can have their own girly NERF blaster.  ( And of course so can Momma now! )  

I was lucky enough to receive a Heartbreaker Bow to review and I have to say it is so pretty!

Now I am saving this for a Christmas gift for my oldest daughter because recently she has been really wanting her own bow cause of her daddy.  I thought I would try her out on the Heartbreaker Bow first then upgrade her.  But of course I had to try out the bow before Christmas and well I loved it.

I have since trying this bow out, grabbed two more ( one for me and one for my other daughter ).  I figured it would be a great way to enjoy time with my girls plus get in some physical activity.  SO because of this I have also decided to make it a  NERF Christmas for the whole family.  I would also love to grab some of the accessories to go with the NERF Rebelle line and even some of the smaller blasters too.

I think the Heartbreaker Bow is perfect for young girls along with the other Rebelle products!  I am so excited to play NERF Wars with my daughters after Christmas and I know they are going to be so excited too.  I think the Rebelle line is perfect for every little girl and is going to be a hot toy item this Holiday season.  

Right now several stores have some great deals on the Heartbreaker Bow where you can score the bow for under $15.  Also right now you can get one on Amazon for $ 14.99 which is a great price.  SO be sure to grab one today for the little girl in you life especially if is she is a fan of the Hunger Games or the recent Disney movie Brave!  Or of course if she is a NERF fan!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


It's that time again - Holiday Shopping Time!  Which of course means it's time to get my 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Guide up in full swing!  I am so excited about the products that are going to be included in my gift guide and I hope you guys are super excited too!

Also I am hoping to post some great homemade gift ideas that I am making for my own family and friends that I have gotten off of Pinterest.  So if you have a great gift idea from Pinterest then let me know below!

So without further ado, let's get the Holiday Gift Guide up and going!  

Monday, October 21, 2013


* I received the below mentioned product solely for review purposes. The below mentioned opinions are completely honest and completely my own.

Your favorite Autobot first responders (Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder) return with five more episodes filled with excitement as they help keep the little town of Griffin Rock safe! Join the Rescue Bots, along with their human friends, as they encounter Dr. Morocco’s strange new invention, learn about the mysteries of the Griffin Rock Triangle and shrink themselves in gigantic adventures that will be fun for the whole family! Find all of this and more in Transformers Rescue Bots: Griffin Rock Rescue! 

Episodes Include: 

The Other Doctor

The Reign Of Morocco

Small Blessings

The Griffin Rock Triangle

Rules And Regulations


Transformers Rescue Bots is a show geared more towards the younger transformers fans like my nephew and daughters ( but my son likes it too ).  The dvd is almost two hours of rescue bots which I know my nephew will love. 

My daughters previewed it first before I let my nephew watch it.  My daughters really liked it better than they do the other Transformers cartoons.  The dvd was not too long to lose their attention.  Actually it was a good length for them both and would be perfect for any young Transformers fans.

The dvd is available Tuesday nationwide where dvds are sold and at online retailers like for $ 13.44.  So be sure to grab a copy tomorrow for your little Autobot fan! 

Friday, October 18, 2013


So you may have noticed that I have been absent here lately or at least I hope you have noticed!  Lately I have been constantly running it seems like.  I am trying to get Holiday shopping done plus everyday chores and errands in between work and everyone's schedules.  Not to mention getting my upcoming Holiday Gift Guide in order.

SO my goal this weekend is to get caught up with everything!  Well, at least make a huge dent in my to do list that is beginning to look like a to do book (LOL).  So expect more posts from me over the next few days to get caught up and then hopefully I will not be absent again til Christmas time where I will be taking a short break for FAMILY TIME!

And of course thank you to my wonderful readers for being patient with me while I get my SuperWoman cape back out !

Monday, October 14, 2013


* I received the below mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The below mentioned opinions are completely honest and completely my own.

With unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures, soaring Academy Award-winning music (1989: Best Music, Original Score, and Best Music, Original Song, Under The Sea.), The Little Mermaid is one of the most celebrated animated films of all time. Now spectacularly transformed for the first time on Blu-ray with digitally restored picture and brilliant high-definition sound! Venture under the sea where Ariel, a free-spirited mermaid princess, longs to be part of the human world. After bravely striking a bargain with Ursula, a sneaky sea witch, Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. With Flounder and Sebastian at her side, Ariel will need all of her courage and determination to make things right in both her worlds.


The Little Mermaid is definitely one of my favorite Disney movies of all time if not my fav!  Unfortunately for my daughters we only had it on VHS tape and recently our VCR bit the dust so we can not watch our beloved VHS.  So when we received the Diamond Edition of The Little Mermaid, it came just in time.  My daughters were thrilled when they saw it since they love it as much as I do!

The Diamond Edition of The Little Mermaid


* I received the below mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The below mentioned opinions are completely honest and completely my own.

Excelsior! The fate of the Tri-State area – and the world – hangs in the balance as Agent P and Danville's most dynamic duo team up with four of Marvel's greatest Super Heroes in one awesome full-length adventure. 

It's thwarted-business-as-usual for Dr. Doofenshmirtz – until a blast from his "Power-Drain-Inator" ricochets off of Phineas and Ferb's space station, hitting Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and Thor. Now the kids must restore the Super Heroes' lost powers before a group of dastardly super-villains destroy the planet! Fortunately, Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. are also on the case, together with O.W.C.A.'s top agent, Perry the Platypus. Aren't Phineas and Ferb a little young to help avert a potential disaster? Yes. Yes they are! Bursting with original songs and six additional episodes, Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel is a must-own, action-packed event of heroic proportions.


Thursday, October 10, 2013


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Get ready for mischief, mystery and marvelous good times in Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Mysteries. You'll follow the clues to fun and adventure as Strawberry and her pals learn to face their fears, become real-life heroines and find some missing VIPs (Very Important Pets)! It's glimmery girl power to the rescue in these stories of friendship and understanding.


My two daughters love Strawberry Shortcake so they were excited to receive the latest dvd featuring her.  The dvd is just over an hour long so it is the perfect length for most kiddos.

My daughters love to watch Strawberry Shortcake and all her friends.  They were really excited to watch the episode that features a mystery since they love to pretend they are mystery solvers.  Of course after watching the dvd, they immediately had to do their own "Berry Bitty Mystery!"

This dvd is great for every Strawberry Shortcake fan or for any girl for that matter.  The dvd would make a great gift for the upcoming Holiday season.  The dvd is available now where dvds are sold nationwide and also at online retailers like Amazon for $ 9.96.  So be sure to grab a copy today for the Strawberry Shortcake fan in your life.

Thursday, October 3, 2013


* I received the below product solely for review purposes.  The below mentioned opinions are completely honest and completely my own.

“Leverage” focuses on a team led by former insurance investigator turned thief, Nate Ford (Timothy Hutton). Together, they try to level the playing field for people whose lives have been destroyed by the rich and powerful. In the final season, the team will be forced to face changing personal dynamics as the relationship between Parker (Beth Riesgraf) and Hardison (Aldis Hodge) heats up, and Nate continues to struggle with inner demons. Among their upcoming jobs, they will target a conniving shipping executive (guest star Cary Elwes); weathly scientist; an ex-hockey-player-turned-team-owner (guest star Treat Williams); a corrupt restaurateur; and a corrupt businessman (guest star Matthew Lillard). In addition, the team will once again face their nemesis, insurance-investigator-turned Interpol-agent Jim Sterling (guest star Mark Sheppard).

Special Features (DVD)

Disc One
 The (Very) Big Bird Job
 The Blue Line Job
 The First Contact Job
 The French Connection Job
 Special Features
        ○   Deleted Scenes
        ○   Episode Commentary

Disc Two
 The Gimme a K Street Job
 The D.B. Cooper Job
 The Real Fake Car Job
 The Broken Wing Job
 Special Features
        ○   Episode Commentary

Disc Three
 The Rundown Job
 The Frame-Up Job
 The Low Low Price Job
 The White Rabbit Job
 Special Features
        ○   Deleted Scenes
        ○   Episode Commentary

Disc Four
 The Corkscrew Car Job
 The Toy Job
 The Long Goodbye Job
 Special Features
        ○   Gag Reel
        ○   Episode Commentary


I hate to admit it, but I did not follow Leverage when it first came on TNT.  Of course when I finally did start watching the show, I fell in love with it.  I loved the whole setup of the show and the characters of course.  So I was upset to hear that the show was ending after 5 seasons, but was really excited when I got the opportunity to review the 5th and final season on dvd.  I have to say they did not disappoint me from the last season.

I love to see what jobs they will do in each episode and how they will all play out.  I have to say that I was really impressed that the writers gave the fans a great series finale, but they also left it where there might be a possibility for future episodes.  ( So fingers crossed that maybe there could be more episodes and / or a movie ).

This dvd set has over 600 minutes of Leverage greatness so you can make it a weekend like I did with a bowl of popcorn.  Also the special features were fun to watch too.

I definitely recommend all Leverage fans grabbing the 5th season dvd set now!  I am also hoping to get the other seasons on dvd. The dvd set will make an awesome Christmas gift for any Leverage fan or you can grab this season and the others to create a new Leverage fan!

The dvd set is available now where dvds are sold nationwide and at online retailers like Amazon for $ 29.96 which is a great price for a tv season!  So be sure to grab a copy today!