Sunday, March 31, 2013





Peter Cottontail wants to be the #1 Chief Easter Bunny and everyone in April Valley agrees...except for his archrival, evil Irontail. Hop along with Peter and his friends as they race through time celebrating all of your favorite holidays to deliver the most eggs...and save Easter for children everywhere


My favorite thing about the Holidays is spending time with my family.  One way we all spend time together is by watching Holiday themed movies especially the Classics like Here Comes Peter Cottontail.

I remember watching this movie on tv as a child with my parents.  So I really love watching it with my kids and keeping the tradition alive. My two daughters really loved this movie and even my son ( getting all 3 to agree on a movie is hard to say the least!).  While I watched the movie, I was taken back in time to when I used to watch it and it's still just as good now as it was then!

I definitely recommend this Classic be added to your movie collection and start a tradition of watching it every Easter with the kiddos!  So if you need an extra something for the Easter basket this year, grab Here Comes Peter Cottontail.

The dvd is available now where dvds are sold like mass retailers and online at websites like  Right now the price varies for it starting at $6.98.  So be sure to share a Classic with  your loved ones!

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

Friday, March 29, 2013

STAY DRY this SPRING and SUMMER with DRY IDEA review and giveaway

As a mom of 3 kiddos, I often find myself constantly on the go and multi-tasking most of the day.  I am sure most moms can totally relate to this.  Of course with all this running around, I need to have a really dependable deodorant so that I am not suffering from "Stinky Armpit Syndrome" as my kids have called it before.  Now in the past I have had to be careful to use just any deodorant especially roll-ons so I was not quite sure about trying  DRY IDEA.

With superior odor protection that lasts for 72 hours and Pulse Activated Wetness Protection, NEW Dry Idea AdvancedDry® Fresh brand antiperspirant and deodorant keeps you feeling clean and confident all day long. It is also formulated with Vitamin E for silky smooth application.


Now as I said my past experience with roll-ons has not been pleased, but DRY IDEA has changed my opinion of them.  I was surprised how dry I actually stayed.  I was afraid the roll-on would not be able to keep me dry since I am always hot, but it did!  I have to say I love DRY IDEA and their new formula!

Another great thing about this deodorant is that it is hypo-allergenic which is another great benefit of using it. It makes it safe for those with sensitive skin.  I have personally had a few rashes sometimes from other deodorants in the past so I try to find hypo-allergenic to prevent that from happening again.  Since I have been using the product for a couple of weeks, I can proudly say that my skin has not been irritated at all.

You can purchase DRY IDEA at most drugstores, grocery stores, and major retailers.  SO grab a bottle today and give it a try now cause I would definitely recommend it to everyone, but do not just take my word on it.  I am lucky enough to get to host a giveaway where 3 of my lucky readers will each get a coupon for a FREE DRY IDEA product so YOU can "NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT!"  All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter form below.  As always GOOD LUCK!


Every year I fixed my kiddos and my fiancee, an Easter basket.  Now usually my fiancee's basket is just candy and maybe a movie, but this year I have decided to give him a LAMB!  Yep, I decided he needed a LAMB - well, a Warm Tradition Lamb Water Bottle that is!

Product Details

The Lamb Hot Water Bottle is really a two-in-one deal. It is a 3-Dimensional and cuddly lamb when not used as an amazing hot water bottle. The fluffy lamb is able to accommodate a 1 liter thermoplastic hot water bottle (that is included) and keep you warm for hours. Perfect for children, teens and adults of all ages!! Keeps you warm at night, helps stomach aches, cramps & muscle aches. Helps warm up cold hands and feet. Helps you de-stress after a long day. Use while camping or at an outdoor stadium. A natural alternative to a heating pad. Perfect to use for your cat and dog too! Made in Germany


I mean this is so stinking cute!  I know my whole family will get tons of use out of him.  I decided to give him to my fiancee for a couple reasons.  The first one was I didn't want to hear the kids fighting over one getting him and not the other two.  The next reason is my fiancee works outside doing manual labor all day and will probably be using him the most.  AND the final reason is well, my fiancee raises Sheep.  I mean it is only fitting that a man who has raised and breed sheep for years to have his very own sheep water bottle!

When I opened the package and saw him ( I say him but it is probably a girl.  Oh well, I think it is a boy!) , I fell in love with how stinking cute he is.  I mean he is soft and so simply adorable that my daughters had a fit over him as much as I did!  I had to pry him away from them.  I had to try it out before I give it to my fiancee; you know so I could do a thorough review or that is what I will say!  LOL  The water bottle works wonderfully and I wonder how I survived 3 pregnancies and all without it. I know my fiancee is going to love this after a long day of work to help him relax.

SO if you have been struggling to find an Easter gift for your loved one, then check out Warm Tradition for a lamb water bottle or any other their many other styles.  OF course the lamb is definitely one of the cutest if not the cutest available!  The lamb water bottle is available now for only $19.99 which is a great price if you ask me!  Also right now you can get free shipping on all orders over $75 and also you can sign up to become a member of the Water Bottle club for even more discounts and such!

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


Looking for a movie to add the kiddos' Easter basket; then Rise of the Guardians is a great choice...

Based on William Joyce's the Guardians of Childhood book series, Rise of the Guardians is a gorgeously animated film about Boogeyman Pitch Black's attempts to spread darkness and fear throughout the world and the guardians' attempts to foil him. Charged with the duty of watching over the children of the world, guardians Sandman, North, Tooth, and E. Aster Bunnymund are loved by children everywhere. When the Man in the Moon appoints Jack Frost to be the newest guardian, the other guardians doubt that Jack can be of much help against Pitch, especially considering that the children don't even believe in Jack Frost's existence. But when Pitch prevents Tooth from collecting the children's teeth, keeps E. Aster Bunnymund from hiding eggs on Easter, and turns the children's happy dreams into nightmares, the guardians realize that they're going to need all the help they can get. The children stop believing in the guardians one by one, and the question that remains is what can one fun-loving, somewhat immature boy with the power to freeze everything he touches possibly do to counteract the fear and darkness enveloping the world?


Rise of the Guardians is one of the movies my kids and I have been anxiously awaiting to come to dvd ever since we saw the trailer.  I was so excited when I got the opportunity to review the dvd with my kiddos, but I was even more excited when I got a package containing some AWESOME Swag!  Check out the pictures below of what I pulled out of the box...

First there was this FABULOUS bag that I fell in love with!

So I was in love with the bag then I opened it up and got even more excited...

I know it is kinda hard to make out all the goodies in the bag so I am including a list below...

  • Bunny Ears ( perfect for Easter and of course representing my fav character in the movie )
  • Rise of the Guardians dvd/blu-ray/digital copy featuring 2 hopping eggs
  • Rise of the Guardians pink watering can ( my oldest daughter fell in love with it)
  • Rise of the Guardians flower pot with Forget Me Not seeds
  • Assorted Candy
  • Tattoos for the kiddos featuring their fav characters
  • Easter Egg stands featuring the characters
  • Last but definitely a big hit in our house - Rise of the Guardians LED nightlight
My kids and I were so excited with all the goodies.  Next week we are planning on planting our seeds as soon as we get done with our small kitchen remodel so I can put the flowerpot in my windowsill.  Also I am going to paint it with them first.  We are also putting up the Nightlight in our bathroom.  

Of course after seeing all the goodies, my kids were biting at the bit to watch the movie finally.  So we gathered the necessities - Popcorn, Pillows, and of course a few of our favorite people to watch it.

I have to say I loved how unique the characters were and everyone seemed to have a different favorite.  I love the Easter Bunny!  My son loves North aka Santa.  My oldest daughter loves the Tooth Fairy while my youngest didn't have a favorite really ( it kept changing through the movie LOL).  My fiancee preferred  the Easter Bunny too.  Of course we all loved Jack!

Besides loving the characters, I also loved how beautiful the animation was.  I am always a huge fan of beautiful films and animation.  I also love the message behind this movie  I mean slowly Pitch tries to rob kids of the "Guardians".  I recently had to deal with kids at my daughters' school telling my oldest that Santa was not real.  She was heartbroken and after much convincing we all were able to show her he was real.  This movie helped bring that home even more.  

I have to say this movie is a must have for every family and it would definitely make a great addition to Easter baskets this coming Easter.  The dvd is available at most retailers nationwide and also at online retailers like  Right now you can get the blu-ray/dvd/digital copy of the movie for just $ 14.99.  So share the magic of the Guardians with the kiddos in your life and grab your own copy!

* I received the above mentioned items solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinions are completely my own and completely honest. Easter Egg Hunt Today, March 29 (Friday)

Today you can go on an Easter Egg Hunt at  This will be a fun way to either score a discount or possibly a gift code for FREE bunny slippers.  You can learn more here.  So take time today and  go hunting for eggs!

Monday, March 25, 2013

PUREX with CRYSTALS review and giveaway

Now with the enchanting fragrance of Purex Crystals.

Purex plus Fabric Softener is now available with the most popular Purex Crystals fragrance! With Purex plus Fabric Softener you can trust that your laundry will come out bright, white and clean… and with the crystals freshness you’ve come to love.

As a mom of 3 children, I often find myself struggling to find time to get everything finished.  With there only being 24 hours in a day, I realize that using Fabric Softener can sometimes be forgotten.  I hate when I get distracted doing something else and realize I forgot to put in my Fabric Softener.  Luckily for me, Purex has now resolved this problem by including Purex's wonderful Crystals in there latest laundry detergent.  

I can not tell you how excited I was to review this latest Purex product ( Well, to be honest I have been excited for all the Purex products!!! ) This one though combines two products that I really love - Purex and their great smelling Crystals.  With this combination, my clothes smelled wonderful and of course it still had the wonderful cleaning power that I expect from Purex.  The other great thing is that Purex with Crystals is still really affordable like the other Purex detergents.

If you are a huge fan and supporter of Purex, you have to try out Purex with Crystals.  Also right now there is a sweepstakes to win over $1,000 from Purex.  So be sure to enter the Experience the Enchantment Sweepstakes for a chance to win and also for extra entries in my giveaway.  As I said before I have been lucky enough to get the opportunity to host a giveaway so  if you enter below you can have a chance a FREE coupon to try it out for yourself.  There will be 3 winners!!!!!  Just enter the Rafflecopter form below and GOOD LUCK!!!!

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

Thursday, March 14, 2013


I love the movie Wreck-It Ralph and so do my kiddos!  Since Spring Break is coming up, my kiddos and I will be definitely be doing the stencils along with the other activities.  So be sure to print yours today.

download Activity Games

Use the printable stencils to jazz up everything from clothes to book covers! Then break out the scissors for a Pixilated Paper Craft and a Picture Puzzler featuring all of your favorite characters!


Recently I had the pleasure of reviewing Chasing Mavericks.

Chasing Mavericks is the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (played by newcomer Jonny Weston).  When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (played by Gerard Butler) to train him to survive it.  As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing. Chasing Mavericks was made with the help of some of the biggest names in the surfing world, and features some of the most mind-blowing real wave footage ever captured on film. Enjoy this inspirational story of surfing legend Jay Moriarty and his quest to conquer the now famous Mavericks wave.

 It is a beautiful must-see movie.  I have also been fortunate enough to get to host a giveaway for a movie prize pack as well.  The prize pack contains...

Chasing Mavericks blu-ray...

2 Live Like Jay surf bracelets...

And the great news is there will be 3 WINNERS!!!!!!!!

For EXTRA ENTRIES, tell me what southern California surfing town Jay Moriarity grew up in...

A - Santa Cruz
B - San Diego
C - Huntington Beach 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


I just realized that I picked a winner for my Borax coupon giveaway but never did post it or send the email.  SO apologies for that.  The last copy weeks or so have been super crazy and busy but hopefully the next few days I can get things situated.  So without further ado...



Congratulations!!!!  I am sending out an email today and if I do not get a response back in 48 hours I will pick a new winner.  Also for those that entered and did not win, do not be discouraged cause I will be hosting another giveaway for another free coupon shortly so be sure to sign up for email updates to stay in the loop!

Thank you as always for those who entered.


Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue and Hollywood newcomer Jonny Weston star in this inspiring true story of courage and friendship the whole family will love. When 15-year-old Jay Moriarty (Weston) discovers that the mythical Mavericks surf break is real, he reaches out to local surfing legend Frosty Hesson (Butler) to train him to ride it. What begins as a mentorship turns into an extraordinary bond that transforms both their lives, as Jay and Frosty learn valuable lessons about conquering fear in pursuit of your dreams. Featuring the most spectacular wave footage ever captured on film, Chasing Mavericks is packed with action and drenched with excitement!


I have always been a huge fan of inspirational true story movies so I was really excited when I got the chance to review Chasing Mavericks.  First off the scenery in the movie is beautiful and breathtaking!  You immediately want to go to the beach while watching this movie or at least I did.  I also really wanted to try surfing after watching this movie.  Of course not massive Mavericks.  But when you are not that great of a swimmer, it is usually advised to stay off the board!  Well, surfing is on my bucket list with swimming.

Now back to the movie...

This is a great family movie with a wonderful inspirational message for all.  All the actors did an amazing job with their characters. And you may laugh at me but I did get a little teary eye during it.  ( I am kinda a crybaby at true story movies! ) Of course I think this is a great movie for those true story fans but it is also great for movie lovers in general.  The dvd would make a great addition to any movie collection.

The dvd is available now where dvds are sold and at online retailers like  Right now you can purchase the dvd version of the movie for just $ 14.96 at Amazon.  So be sure to grab a copy today and be inspired!

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

Monday, March 11, 2013


Based on the original Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon short, Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century, Duck Dodgers is the Daytime Emmy® Award-winning animated, sci-fi series that originally aired on Kids’ WB and centers on Daffy Duck, as the hero Duck Dodgers who is charged with protecting Earth from its biggest enemy, Martians. Duck Dodgers is always ready to swoop in and save the day, the planet and the galaxy – with a little luck and a lot of help, that is. He may be an intellectual featherweight but his duckbilled laser gun counts as heavy artillery. Joining him are some all-time favorite Looney Tunes characters, which make appearances in several of the series’ episodes.

Featured Episodes:

Disc 1:
1. The Trial of Duck Dodgers / Big Bug Mamas
2. The Fowl Friend / The Fast and the Feathery
3. Duck Deception / The Spy Who Didn’t Love Me
4. Duck Codgers / Where’s Baby Smarty Pants?
5. I’m Gonna Get You, Fat Sucka / Detained Duck
6. K-9 Kaddy / Pig of Action
7. Shiver Me Dodgers

Disc 2:
8. The Wrath of Canasta / They Stole Dodgers Brain
9. The Green Loontern
10. Quarterback Quack / To Love a Duck
11. Hooray for Hollywood Planet
12. The Queen Is Wild / Back to the Academy
13. Enemy Yours / Duck Departure


I love sharing the classic shows with my kiddos.  The great thing about that is that my kiddos seem to love them as much as I do and did.  Duck Dodgers is no different.  My three kids really liked the show especially my son!  He has since then made it his go-to dvd to watch at bedtime.  And honestly No matter how many times he watches an episode, I still hear him laughing out loud.  

One of the things I really like about the show is that parents and kids can both enjoy the show.  MY whole family was laughing out loud the whole time!  My daughters really enjoy how things never go as planned but still manage to work out somehow for Duck Dodgers.  

The dvd set is available now where dvds are sold and also at online retailers like Right now the dvd set is $ 14.99 at Amazon.  This dvd set would make a great addition to your kiddos' Easter basket!  So be sure to grab a copy today and enjoy Duck Dodgers with the whole family!

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

Friday, March 8, 2013


Get set for superhero hi-jinks and adventure in Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon as Scooby-Doo! and the gang go head-to-head with a super villain they thought only existed on TV! Scooby-Doo! and his pals make big plans to attend a popular comic book convention. No one however, is more excited than Scooby-Doo! and Shaggy because they get to be part of a big premiere of a brand-new movie that’s based on their favorite superhero, Blue Falcon. Fiction becomes reality however when the hideous Mr. Hyde, a monstrous super villain from the classic Blue Falcon television series comes to life and terrorizes everyone at the convention.

Scooby-Doo! continues to enchant viewers and appeal to new generations of fans,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. She added, “One of the reasons Scooby-Doo! remains popular today is because the series always holds on to its classic premise but makes every effort to stay fresh and relevant with exciting new stories that appeal to all consumers.”

Bonus features include three classic cartoons, Comic Book CaperThe Scooby Coupe and Reflections in a Ghoulish Eye.


My favorite Great Dane is back with another whodunit movie!  I have to say whenever we get the opportunity to review a Scooby movie in my household, I don't know who gets more excited - Me or the Kiddos!  It's probably Me to be truthful.  I am a huge Scooby-Doo fan and have been all my life.  

This movie is really good to me since it is filled with twists and unexpected turns.  I won't tell you what they are so that you can fully enjoy the movie, but I was kinda surprised at one part.  Often times I try to solve the mystery along with those meddling kids and so do my kids and this mystery was really good.  We have watched the movie twice along with bonus features and I have to say Scooby is one of those shows I really do not care if my kids repeat it constantly. 

The dvd is available now where dvds are sold and also online at retailers like  You can purchase the dvd/blu-ray set there for only $ 19,29 and it also comes with an ULTRAVIOLET code as well.  So be sure to grab a copy today.  The dvd would make a great addition to an Easter basket especially if it is Scooby-Doo themed!

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

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

WRECK-IT RALPH now on DVD review

Prepare for adventure when 'the most original film in years' (Bryan Erdy, CBS-TV) that thrilled audiences of all ages drops on Blu-ray! From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in Disney's Wreck-It Ralph. For decades, Ralph has played the bad guy in his popular video game. In a bold move, he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart. As he explores exciting new worlds, he teams up with some unlikely new friends including feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz. Then, when an evil enemy threatens their world, Ralph realizes he holds the fate of the entire arcade in his massive hands. Featuring an all-star voice cast and breakthrough bonus features that take you even deeper into the world of video games, Disney's Wreck-It Ralph has something for every player.


Now the moment my whole family saw the trailer of Wreck-It Ralph, we knew it was a must see for our whole family.  My son was excited to see it since it was about video games and well my daughters thought Vanellope was so cute.  And of course I wanted to see cause it looks like a stinking cute movie!

When we all sat down to watch the movie, it was a big hit!  We have watched the movie several times.  In fact, my son used it several times as his bedtime movie and still has not gotten tired of it.  One of my favorite things about the movie is that it actually features some of the villains from classic video games like Bowser.  My youngest daughter was so excited to see him since we love all things Mario in our household.  My son's favorite thing was the different video games of course!

Of course one of the really great things about the movie is that it teaches a great lesson and is a great family movie.  This movie is a great addition to any family's movie collection and is a must have in my opinion!  The dvd is available now at stores nationwide and also at online retailers like  Right now Amazon has the 4 disc set for $ 27.99 so grab a copy of it today.  It would make a great Easter basket filler that the whole family will love!

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