Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Welcome to Hotel Transylvania Dracula's lavish five-stake resort where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends Frankenstein and his wife the Mummy the Invisible Man the Werewolf family and more to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis's (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. For Dracula catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything!


My kids and I have been super excited to see Hotel Transylvania since we saw the first trailer on tv.  So the moment it arrived, we immediately had to pop it in and well, we LOVED it.  

Dracula really does capture how a parent feels about letting their baby grow up.  I mean even if the situations are really different ( I mean my babies are not vampires ), I could relate to the story line.  Of course my family also loved that there was a hidden hotel just for all the monsters.

My family and I were literally laughing out loud the whole time in this movie and it has quickly become a family fav ( we have watched it several times now).  This dvd is definitely a must have for every family.  The dvd is available now where dvds are sold and online at retailers like which currently has it for $ 19.52.  Of course this week, Kmart has it on dvd for only $15.  So shop around first, but be sure to grab a copy today!

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


The unbelievably fun adventures of Tonka Chuck, the little dump with big dreams, and his friends Digger, Handy, Rowdy, Biggs, Boomer and Flip continue with 10 more exciting cartoons from The Adventures Of Chuck & Friends! Watch them roll, race and fly their way to adventure and friendship! 

Episodes Include: 

1. When Trucks Fly

2. Unidentified Rolling Object

3. On A Role

4. Mystery, He Rode

5. Anchors A-Wheel

6. Senses Of Direction

7. Super Sweeper Chuck

8. Keep On Trackin

9. Chuck And The Lost Hubcap Of Gold 

10. Shine On


One might think that Chuck and Friends is more geared to boys and you would probably be right for the most part.  Of course my two daughters have tom-boy in them so they like it as well, but then I am sure alot of other girls do too.  Also my nephew really loves the show since he is a huge Chuck fan so it is a great show for all of them to watch together.

One of the great things about this dvd is that it has 10 episodes which provides tons of entertainment!  Another great thing about the show is that it always has a great message for kids and as parents we all love not having to worry about the shows our kiddos watch.  

Now this dvd would be a perfect gift idea for any little boy or girl if she loves Chuck too.  It would make a great addition to Easter baskets since Easter is fast approaching!  The dvd is available at most stores that sell dvds and also at online retailers like  Right now you can purchase the dvd at Amazon for only $ 8.99 and it qualifies for free shipping with a $25 Amazon order.  That is a great price for 10 episodes if you ask me so grab a copy or two today!

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


exclusively at Wal-mart and includes the episode 
"Too Many Pinkie Pies" from Season 3
Come join the fun! It’s the biggest collection of parties in Ponyville and you’re invited! Get your Pinkie Pie party outfit ready to enjoy five outrageously awesome parties with everypony’s favorite friends- Twilight Sparkle, Apple Jack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Spike and the ultimate party planner herself, Pinkie Pie! 

The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series is currently airing on The HUB TV Network. 
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic- Pinkie Pie Party Episodes Include:

  • Feeling Pinkie Keen
  • Party Of One
  • Baby Cakes
  • A Friend in Deed
  • Too Many Pinkie Pies
Bonus Features:

  • Sing-Along
  • Party Activity Kit


My two daughters are huge PONY fans especially my oldest.  One of the favorites is Pinkie Pie.  I often joke that my oldest is a lot like her - full of spunk and very energetic!  SO she squealed in delight when she saw the dvd and immediately begged for the opportunity to watch it.  

Since I grew up with My Little Pony, I love sharing a new series of it with my girls.  Also I love that my girls enjoy a great wholesome show with great lessons in each one.  This dvd is as great as the others in our collection and to say my daughters love it is an understatement!

This dvd is exclusive to Wal-Mart and is available now.  It would make a great birthday gift or Easter basket addition for any little girl in your life!  So be sure to grab a copy today for the special Pony fan in your life.

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

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


For the FIRST-TIME EVER this complete animated series, that includes 23 FULL-LENGTH EPISODES and 46 ORIGINAL JACKSON 5IVE SONGS, is available to fans everywhere! With 2 complete songs in each episode you can join JACKIE, TITO, JERMAINE, MARLON and MICHAEL on tour, laughing at their crazy adventures and singing your heart out along the way GROOVY!

Disc 1
It All Started With...
Pinestock, U.S.A.
Mistaken Identity
Bongo, Baby, bongo
The Winner's Circle
The Wizard of Soul
The Tiny Five
The Groovatron
Ray and Charles: Superstars
Farmer Jacksons

Disc 2
Jackson Island
The Michael Look
Jackson Street, U.S.A.
Rasho Jackson
A Rare Pearl
Who's Hoozis
Michael White
Groove to the Chief
Michael in Wonderland
Jackson and the Beanstalk
The Opening Act


Now the Jackson 5ive was a little before my time, but I still loved the music.  I have even seen the cartoon reruns and enjoyed them.  I knew my two daughters would love the singing since they love my Jackson Five cd.  Of course I was right, they loved the music and were up dancing around to it.  I love to share some classic music with them.

The dvd set is available now and is a great addition to any Michael Jackson or Jackson 5 fans collection.  It is also great of course to share with the next generation!  You can purchase the dvd set where dvds are sold and of course online at for $ 16.93.  So be sure to get a copy today!

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


Bob the Tomato is ready to share 3 favorite VeggieTales episodes about ways we can show love to others! PLUS 5 New "Bible Bits" - fun story shorts that show examples of forgiving, helping, giving, praying and sharing!

  • Includes Tomato Sawyer & Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue

  • Abe & the Amazing Promise and

  • King George & the Ducky


    VeggieTales have become a huge part of my children's movie collection which I love.  Sometimes I honestly do not know who loves VeggieTales more - me or the kiddos.  I was really excited to see that Lettuce Love One Another features some of the great oldies like King George & the Ducky ( which my son loves ).

    I simply love the oldies and am glad I can share them with my little girls who have not had a chance to see them.  I am even more excited and glad to add them to my collection.  Now my kids have watched this dvd more than once and I love that because I don't have to worry about what they are watching.

    This dvd is perfect for VeggieTale fans of all ages!  It would make a great gift for a special occassion or just because.  Right now the dvd is on sale at for $9.99 which is a great price.  It also qualifies for free shipping if you purchase $25 or more from specific products.  So grab a copy today!

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

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Shout! Factory DVDS make GREAT GIFTS for the KIDDOS this VALENTINE'S DAY!

    Ponies, Pets and Phantasms: Shout! Factory Kids
    DVDs Make Perfect Gifts for Valentine’s Day
    Monsuno: Destiny

    The MONSUNO series is an epic boys action adventure series where kids discover, command and battle creatures with tremendous destructive potential. When a race to harness the power of Monsuno ensues between a group of everyday kids and the evil forces focused on destroying the Earth, our heroes spring into action to defend the planet. Built around powerful, action-driven animation, dynamic characters and a deeply woven original story mythology, MONSUNO provides a completely original entertainment experience.  Shout! Factory Kids has released  Monsuno: Destiny, the first DVD collection based on the highly popular animated series on Nicktoons! Delivering five action-filled episodes and captivating entertainment that kids and families are sure to enjoy, the DVD features bonus content including Behind-The-Scenes Videos and Character Bios.

    The Littlest Pet Shop:Little Pets, Big Adventures

    Littlest Pet Shop is an animated half-hour comedy series that follows Blythe Baxter and her father as they move into a Big City apartment above the Littlest Pet Shop store - an amazing day-camp for pets of all kinds including a doggie diva, dancing gecko, a sweet, adorable panda and others. Her real adventure begins when she discovers that she alone can miraculously understand and talk to all of the pets. Blythe joins them on fantastical adventures that include uproarious song-and-dance sequences featuring all-new original music by Daytime Emmy® Award nominee Daniel Ingram and the vocal talent of Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Nicole Oliver and Peter New.  Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures , the first DVD collection based on Hasbro’s popular Littlest Pet Shop brand and new animated series . Delivering five fun-filled episodes and captivating entertainment the whole family can enjoy, the DVD will also feature bonus content including coloring sheets and the all-new featurette “A Look Behind The Pet Shop Doors.”

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic -Pinkie Pie Party                     

    Let’s Paaaarrr-ty! My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - Pinkie Pie Party  from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios! Bonus features include a Sing-Along and a Party Activity Kit. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - Pinkie Pie Party  will be available exclusively at Walmart. Come join the fun! It’s the biggest collection of parties in Ponyville and you’re invited! Get your Pinkie Pie party outfit ready to enjoy five outrageously awesome parties with everypony’s favorite friends — Twilight Sparkle, Apple Jack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Spike and the ultimate party planner herself, Pinkie Pie!

    R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series – Vols. 3 and 4             

    R.L. Stine continues his reign as the undisputed master of children’s horror with two all-new DVD collections from the first stellar season of The Hub TV Network’s hit television series “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.” Delivering spine-tingling tales, the award-winning “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series” features guest star appearances from some of young Hollywood’s biggest names, including Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould (Modern Family), Madison Pettis (Cory In The House), Jake Cherry (Night At The Museum), Jodelle Ferland (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Debby Ryan (The Suite Life On Deck) Robert Capron (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Gabriel Basso (Super 8), Landon Liboiron (Terra Nova) and Eva Allan (Caprica). Join these talented young actors as they coax you through the creepy and crawly stories of The Haunting Hour’s first outrageously fun season. 
    So be sure to grab one or more of the above dvds for the kiddos this Valentine's or maybe put them back for Easter baskets as well.

    Friday, February 8, 2013

    20 MULE TEAM BORAX review and giveaway

    Borax is the common name for sodium tetraborate: a naturally occurring substance produced by the repeated evaporation of seasonal lakes.

    20 Mule Team® Borax is 100% natural, and 99.5% pure (there is about a half of 1% of naturally occurring trace minerals). Once removed from the ground it is washed, dried, and boxed for consumers.


    Borax is known for helping boost your laundry detergent, but it also has a lot of other uses from cleaning to fun ones.  I have included a few of those uses below...

    • Pest Control - helps kill ants and roaches.  You can pour it directly onto anthills to kill ants in your yard.  You can also mix it with sugar and water then dab a cotton ball in it and place where ants are to get rid of them in about 24 hours.
    • Preserve flowers - Take fresh cut flowers and place into a box then cover them with borax.  Let sit undisturbed for about 10-12 days. Borax will absorb the moisture and preserve their beautiful shape!
    • Deodorizer - can be used to make stinky sinks smell better and also soak up urine odor in mattresses if you have a little one who still has accidents late at night.
    • Flea Control - sprinkle over your carpet and vaccum will remove fleas and eggs.
    • Christmas Decorations - I searched Pinterest and found tons of these and they are simply adorable.  Simply use pipe cleaners and borax and water. I am definitely making these for next Christmas for my tree and as gift tags.
    • Make Silly Putty and Goop.  Recipes vary but can be found on Pinterest or Google search.  ( I have my own recipes for each featuring borax).
    The list can go on and on like using Borax to help in dishwasher or scrubbing pots and pans.  SO many uses for such a great product!


    I am a huge fan of natural products and have used Borax in the past.  I love the versatility of the product!  I mean how great is it that you can use the same product to remove the smell from your drains, help soften hard water while doing laundry, and clean toilet bowl ring!  We do have hard water where we live so I love the fact that Borax can help make our water softer while getting my clothes cleaner.

    I am also planning on sharing a post at a later date showing how simple it is to make Crystal Snowflakes with Borax and am planning on doing a giveaway with that post as well.  Of course I will also be hosting a giveaway where one lucky reader will win a coupon good for a FREE full-size product of 20 Mule Team Borax at the bottom of the post - just look for the Rafflecopter form.

    Now you can learn more about 20 Mule Team Borax on their website  and also sign up for their eNewsletter and enter any current promotions here .  You can also follow them on Pinterest as well.  And of course you can always follow them on Facebook for updates and such.  SO be sure to grab a box today and enjoy the many uses of Borax.  Of course don't forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a coupon for a FREE box of it!

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

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013


    Sentimental Journey Track Listing:

    1. “Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
    2. “The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin)
    3. “I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
    4. “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
    5. “(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
    6. “Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
    7. “Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott)
    8. “All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
    9. “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox)
    10. “Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques PrĂ©vert)
    11. “Things” (Bobby Darin)
    12. “Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)

      Sentimental Journey, released on January 29th, is a collection of classic covers that takes us through the American Songbook.   On Sentimental Journey, the multi-talented actress and singer brings her stellar voice to songs popularized by some of the most beloved artists of the last century.  Emmy's 12-song 'passion project' is an emotional musical journey, with each song representing a month in the year"Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month," Emmy explained. "Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Wind for June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months."
      Rossum is also an acclaimed actress who currently stars in the Showtime series Shameless with William H. Macy. She also stars alongside Emma Thompson and Viola Davis in the upcoming feature film Beautiful Creatures, which hits theaters on February 13th. Emmy will also be appearing on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on February 6th.


    I have always been a fan of the song Pretty Paper growing up so I was really excited when I saw that it was on Emmy's cd.  I have to say I really love this version too.  This cd is full of other beautiful songs and I have listened to it several times since receiving it.  You can defintiely tell that Emmy is a beautiful and talented singer and I hope she does another cd.

    The cd is available on  Amazon right now and would make a perfect Valentine's Day gift for yourself or that special someone.  I think it would be perfect to include in a romantic basket! SO be sure to grab a copy today or download one! 

     I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.