Saturday, March 31, 2012



For more than 70 years, the Rubbermaid® brand represents innovative, high-quality products that help simplify life. From its original line of simple, durable housewares, Rubbermaid has developed a major presence in a wide array of categories ranging from home and garden to seasonal and commercial products. Recognized as a “Brand of the Century”, Rubbermaid is one of only 100 companies named as having an impact on the American way of life.
In 1999, Newell Rubbermaid Inc. was created, a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with 2005 sales of $6.3 billion. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and has approximately 30,000 employees worldwide.
Today, Rubbermaid products can be found almost everywhere including mass retail, hardware and home center stores, warehouse clubs, supermarkets, drug stores, department stores and specialty stores. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. is committed to ensuring that the Rubbermaid® brand continues to stand for durable, innovative products that help simplify the lives of people everyday.


The Hidden Recycler attaches to the inside of a cabinet door to collect recyclables out of sight and keeps your counters clear. The bag is durable, machine washable, and made of recycled material. Collect your recyclables and then easily lift the bag from the lid and cabinet by the handle to take them out to your recycle bin.

  • Hinged lid attaches to cabinet door with over the door hooks or screws
  • Bag is made from 65% post-consumer resin
  • Bag is machine washable
  • Comfortable handle for transport
  • 5 gallon bag holds 36 uncrushed cans and is large enough to fit 1 gallon milk jugs
  • Great for single stream recyclers
  • Great for apartment living


I am a huge fan of recycling and have been really trying to teach my kids the benefits of "going green" lately.  Normally my family uses different trash cans to separate our recyclables into but sometimes the kids can get messed up with that.  That is where the Hidden Recycler comes into play, it helps the kids know exactly which trash can you use for recycled goods. 

There are several great features with the hidden recycler as well including the fact that you can lift the bag out making it easy to transport the recycled goods into the larger receptacle.  Another great feature is that the bag is pretty enough to be shown out even though it is not intended to be seen.  Of course the best feature is that it is washable so if something leaks into it you just wash the bag.  Also the bag is small enough to fit under your cabinet but large enough to store 36 cans.

All in all the recycler is a great addition to any household.  It is a must have for any "Green" family or for someone who is just starting out " going green."  You can purchase one now at Rubbermaid's online store here for $ 17.59.  That is an amazing price if you ask me for an amazingly designed and useful product.  You can also enter below for a chance to win your very own Hidden Recycler.  Be sure to enter using the Rafflecopter form below and as always Good Luck!

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

Friday, March 30, 2012






Enjoy Epic Adventures for All Ages On Blu-ray for the First Time March 6

Experience the excitement of four unforgettable family films, FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST, AQUAMARINE, THUMBELINA and THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER on Blu-ray for the first time March 6 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Featuring talented casts and moving stories, these Blu-ray titles make great Easter gifts for the whole family to enjoy.


Celebrate this Easter with an epic Easter basket filled with goodies that will be enjoyed by all, including a copy of one or all four of Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, Aquamarine, Thumbelina and The Man from Snowy River. Use some ideas from our handy tip sheet to aid in coming up with some fun ideas for Easter surprises. And enter at the bottom to be eligible to win a prize pack of these family friendly Blu-rays!


What says better than the beginning of Spring and the celebration of Easter more so than egg-shaped sidewalk crayons?  Get your warm weather festivities started by decorating your bland sidewalk with your friends and family with this fun sidewalk-crayon kit.  The shape allows little ones to get a good grip, though they may not give it back once they get started.



Decorate your little one’s nails with pretty pastel colors in this fun Easter nail polish set just in time for her to return back to school after her Easter or Spring break.  Pair her flowery pink dress with a light purple polish to put on the finishing touches to her back-to-school outfit.


Celebrate this Easter with your young ones as you work together to solve some Easter-themed puzzles that will for sure get the wheels in the heads rolling as they try to solve word search, mazes and cross-word puzzles.  No matter what age you are, puzzles are a perfect and inexpensive activity that can be enjoyed by all.

 Also below is a super cute e-Card featuring Thumbelina just for Easter.

Now be sure to enter below to win your own set of the 4 blu-rays shown above.  Just use the Rafflecopter form to enter...  GOOD LUCK !

Thursday, March 29, 2012


So it totally slipped my mind that I needed to select a winner for my Immortals dvd giveaway since it was Spring Break around my house.

Well,  since I am sure all of you are anxiously awaiting the announcement I will quit with the suspense.

The winner of the Immortals dvd is ...  Pauline Mendes.

Congratulations !  Also thank you to all my readers for entering and keep your eyes for more giveaways coming soon!

ORB FACTORY : STICK 'N CLICK KIT review and giveaway


Located in Halifax Nova Scotia, The Orb Factory Limited is a provider of award winning crafts & activity products. We enter 2012, our 21st year in business, with brand new lines and exciting new products. We are now sold in over 50 countries, have won numerous awards and have become a recognized and trusted name in the toy industry.


Product Features

  • 50 bright colored shapes
  • 100 connectors
  • 100+ jewels
  • 32 holographic stickers
  • 2 ring bases & shoelace clips


My daughters and I love to do arts & crafts together.  It is part of our bonding time.  So of course my girls were super excited when the Stick 'N Click kit came in the mail.  My oldest daughter loves jewelry so she was extremely excited to get to create her own masterpieces.  Now the kit comes with everything you need and is simple to do. 

Now I will warn that it has small pieces so be careful around young children who like to put things in their mouths.  Also some smaller kids may need help placing the stickers on evenly.  My daughters had no problem putting the stickers on so I just sat back and supervised basically. 

My oldest daughter wore her masterpieces to school and the other girls loved them.  She came home and told me that they all wanted to make their own.  So I may be getting some later on for a girls day.  You can buy the kits online at the Orb Factory website and online at for $14.99.  These kit is sure to be a favorite for any little girl in your life.  Also would make a great addition to their Easter basket.  Be sure to grab one today.

Now the best part...  I have the opportunity to host a giveaway so one lucky reader can win their own Stick 'N Click kit.  Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win.

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

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


French Toast Official School Wear™ is America's leading brand of school uniform. Since 1958, our company has provided families with quality children’s wear and boys and girls school uniforms at great prices. Our selection of uniform styles and sizes is second to none, from toddler size uniforms through young adult, French Toast carries over 6,000 individual colors, styles and sizes in stock, all year round! French Toast uniforms can be found at retailers across the nation, or on-line . You can also request a catalog and place your order by phone by calling  1-800-FRENCHTOAST.

Now I was given the opportunity to review a few pieces from the French Toast clothing lines.  Now it was a hard decision to decide on.  There are great selections in both the boys school uniforms and girls school uniforms categories.  I finally decided on the choices below...

First is a Pullover Sweater for my son. 
This is a sporty and warm addition to any boy's wardrobe. This pullover sweater has taffeta detail at placket, faux leather basket weave buttons and deep kangaroo pockets at the affordable price of $ 18.98.

My son loved this sweater when I let him try it on.  Now I ordered it a size bigger so he could have it next year too. The sweater is quality made and looked great on my son.  I know it will keep him warm too next fall and winter.

Next were a few pieces for my daughters... Pleated Hem Jumper paired with Short Sleeve Peter Pan Blouse with Lace Trim Collar.

  An easy-to-wear style with pleated hem and cute grosgrain ribbon finished with a bow. Back zipper closure.
The peter pan collar blouse with lace edge detailing on the collar gives a little flair to our original classic. Wrinkle No MoreTM fabric and center placket (right over left) button closure.

The jumper and blouse make a great combination that looks super adorable on my daughters.  Also the outfit is affordable at $11.98 for the jumper and $9.98 for the blouse.  That is just a little over $20 for the whole outfit.  Besides loving the price, I also love the fact that the blouse is made from Wrinkle No More fabric.  That helps make my life easier and helps my kids always looking nice.  Now I also thought my daughters might need a sweater to help keep them warm too.  So I chose the Cable Front Cardigan.

New to our school collection, we proudly present our glam cable cardigan. With all the right-now fashion details including bell cleeve, mock turtleneck and baby doll shaping, this will become her go to sweater to wear with everything.

Now I loved the design of this sweater and my oldest daughter adored it.  I love the fact that she can wear it with her jumper or with a pair of blue jeans.  All of the clothing I received for review were high quality made.  Plus all the Kids School Uniforms are affordably priced as well.  You can also search for your school's dress code on their website which is a great function.  This will definitely help tons of parents who are not used to a dress code for their kids like I am.  My son starts middle school next year which has a dress code.  French Toast is a great place to find all your school uniform needs.  I will definitely be returning before next school year.

You can follow French Toast on Facebook and Twitter.  You can also sign up to join their email list as well.

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


The Doodle Roll® () is, manufactured by Imagination Brands Co., LLC, a small US based company and Made-in-the-USA. They are competing in WalMart’s “Get on the Shelf” contest and they need lots of votes. If they win, their products may be available both online and in WalMart stores across the country.

An all-in-one portable arts & crafts activity kit, the Doodle Roll® contains a roll of paper and crayons in a compact package that doubles as a handy dispenser. A perfect “anywhere, anytime” family product, the Doodle Roll® is available in two sizes with a safe EZ tear edge.
How can you help Doodle Roll get the most votes?
Vote via Facebook & Text Message every day from now until April 3rd
From this link you can:

  • Vote daily via Facebook
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I was lucky enough to get to review Doodle Roll with my kids and they loved it.  I loved it for so many reasons.  First it comes with crayons and paper so you do not have to buy anything else.  Next Doodle Roll is great for helping kids with their writing.  I have one daughter in Kindergarten and one who will start next year so we have been practicing their letters and numbers alot lately.  The final great reason I love this product is that it promotes creativity which is huge in my household. 

Now there is just less than a week in the contest for Get on the Shelf so be sure to vote for Doodle Roll and help them secure their spot on the Shelf!

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

Tuesday, March 27, 2012



Join real-life zoologists, writer/producers Chris and Martin Kratt as they transform into animated versions of themselves and embark on incredible edu-taining journeys in WILD KRATTS: Predator Power.  Combining humor, adventure and fun, WILD KRATTS: Predator Power brings kids face to face with some of the most wild and exciting predators in the animal kingdom through astonishing live-action footage and presents age-appropriate science concepts along the way. As they explore the world and science through animals, the Kratt brothers and their trusty team actively apply their new knowledge to extricate themselves from hilarious and suspenseful predicaments while empowering kids to do their part in protecting wildlife and saving the planet. Viewed by 8 million households each month, WILD KRATTS features a unique blend of live action and animation creating unlimited potential for education and storytelling. The WILD KRATTS: Predator Power DVD includes four adventures that take kids on fantastic journeys to explore the deep sea with sharks, fly through the sky with eagles, howl with a wolf pack, find out why cheetah cubs mimic their mothers and more!

The DVD includes the following episodes:
  • Stuck on Sharks- Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark and soon learn that the giant predator of the sea actually has lots of challenges to contend with.
  • Mimic in the Grass- While exploring why some animals mimic the looks of others, Martin and Chris encounter a cheetah cub and its mom. But before they know it, the mom is ‘cat-napped’ so it’s up to the Wild Kratts team to spring into action on a rescue mission.
  • Little Howler- Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They learn that wolves are very social animals with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members.
  • Raptor Roundup- Martin and Chris challenge themselves to ID as many hawks, eagles, owls, falcons and vultures as they can. But they soon realize that an evil villain has been capturing them all! They’ll have to use everything they know about classification and birds of prey to round up the raptors and return them to where they belong – living free and in the wild!


My kids love Wild Kratts and so do I.  I was thrilled to get the opportunity to share the latest Wild Kratts dvd with them.  They loved it especially the parts where they learn about the animals (which is my favorite part too).

My son really loves the Raptor Roundup episode.  So much that his class did a thing on raptors partly because of this episode.  I love that my kids learn so much about animals and also that Wild Kratts teaches them to respect and take care of animals as well.  Another great thing about the show is that it is for both boys and girls and can even reach a wide range of age groups. 

Wild Kratts : Predator Power is available where dvds are sold and online at for $ 11.49.  So be sure to grab a copy for the animal lover in your life.  Also it would make a great addition to an Easter basket.

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

Monday, March 26, 2012

ADVENTURES OF TINTIN dvd review and movie viewing kit


The incomparable team of Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson brings the world-renowned stories of HergĂ© to life in the rollicking and wildly imaginative THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, bursting onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD (all with UltraViolet™), On Demand and for Digital Download on March 13, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Winner of the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN has been called “a grand thrill ride of a treasure hunt” (New York Post) and the “most delightful dose of pure entertainment since Raiders of the Lost Ark” (Minneapolis Star Tribune). Featuring groundbreaking and visually-stunning motion capture animation, an outstanding cast of voice talent headed by Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig, and a thrilling story filled with non-stop action, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN is a must-own film that the entire family will enjoy watching again and again.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson comes the epic adventures of Tintin. Racing to uncover the secrets of a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune — but also an ancient curse — Tintin and his loyal dog Snowy embark on an action-packed journey around the world that critics are calling “fun for the whole family.” (ABC-TV Chicago)


I had never really heard of TinTin before watching this movie and I have to tell you this movie got me interested in him.  I love when a movie can do that.  Now this movie is entertaining and exciting for all ages - old and young. 

I personally love the dog, Snowy.  I want a dog just like that.  My son loved the adventure of this movie as did my fiancee.  We were constantly laughing and were excited to see what would happen next.  This is definitely a must have movie for every family. 

We were also fortunate to receive a movie viewing kit with this movie as well which featured the following items...

  • Snowy TY beanie
  • Desktop Globe
  • Chocolate "Gold Coins"
  • Compass
  • Magnifying Glass

  • This kit made the movie even better for my kids as they pretended to be helping TinTin and Snowy solve the mystery along the way.  They have since then made up their own mysteries to solve with TinTin and Snowy.  I love to see their imagination at work so much.  This movie was a great addition to our Spring Break!

    The movie is currently available where dvds are sold and online at for $ 16.99.  So be sure to grab a copy today for the whole family to enjoy.  Also do not forget Easter is fast approaching and this would be a great addition to the basket for your little adventurer.

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

    Friday, March 23, 2012


    Wow, so far 2012 has flown by to me.  It is already Spring and next week will be my kids' Spring Break.  I have tons of activities planned for us.  Most are just arts and crafts and even some bedroom remodeling for the kids.

    We also got a new pool!  Nothing fancy just one of those you can buy at Wal-Mart and have up in a few hours.  (I do have a post coming about our issue with our pool water turning brown and how we resolved it in case others have the same problem).  SO there will be swimming next week weather permitting.  It has been super hot here in the South so hopefully that will continue for next week.

    I am hopefully still going to get a post up everyday but some days may be harder than others. I hope to get a bunch done before Spring Break gets here.  Also I do have some giveaways coming so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for them.  I also have some Pinterest crafts posts coming for you crafty people.

    So hopefully next week will be a fun week for my kiddos and hopefully they will get along.  (Fingers Crossed!)

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    BREAKOUT KINGS SEASON 1 dvd review


    Now renewed for its second season, “BREAKOUT KINGS” follows some unconventional partners working to catch convicts on the run. Driven by the fact that there are few things more dangerous than a prisoner who has just escaped and tired of following protocol, veteran U.S. Marshals Charlie DuChamp (Laz Alonso) and Ray Zancanelli (Domenick Lombardozzi) are taking an unorthodox approach to their work: using former fugitives to catch fugitives. If they agree to help, the fugitives’ sentences will be reduced for each escaped convict they bring in. However, if any of them should try to escape themselves their sentences will be doubled. Will the “BREAKOUT KINGS” wait for their freedom, or will they go on the run themselves?


    I had seen the show a couple times before I received Season 1 on dvd and really enjoyed it.  Of course after watching it from the first episode I enjoyed it even more.  I love the whole idea behind the show and they even feature one of the characters from Prison Break ( which I never watched but wish I did sometimes).  If you like detective shows then you are sure to love this show as well. 

    Now the Season 1 dvd set comes with 4 discs and over 9 hours of show to watch so be sure to grab some popcorn to see if one of the "cons" tries to pull a fast one.  The setis available where dvds are sold and online at for $ 31.99.  Would make a great Father's Day gift since Father's Day will be here in no time.

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

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012



    Get set for big laughs, good times and cool tunes with the Scooby-Doo gang as they travel to the super spooky parts of the Deep South for the Vampire-Palooza Festival. The event kicks off with good fun and lots of tasty Southern snacks, but it’s not long before the festivities are interrupted by a real vampire who threatens the townsfolk and tries to take Daphne for his vampire bride!
    Good thing our intrepid heroes don’t believe in the bloodsuckers — or do they? Packing a little garlic never hurt anyone, except a vampire, and so the gang sets out to investigate. Could the culprit be the descendant of a famous vampire hunter who is trying to sell his book? Or is it the festival’s owner, who is trying to use vampire lore to promote the fair? Maybe it’s the festival’s traveling musical troupe, whose very handsome lead singer is taking his vampire role just a little too seriously?

    Things get more complicated when Shaggy, believing he’s been bit by a vampire, decides to hide from his friends in the swamp, but his loyal friend Scooby-Doo will not abandon him. And when Daphne goes missing, can Fred and Velma bring everyone together to prevent her from becoming the vampire queen? Everything culminates in a not-to-be-missed song-filled showdown in the swamp!

    “Vampire stories are a hugely popular genre with consumers and now Scooby-Doo has his very own modern-day vampire encounter in this exciting new film,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Marketing Director of Family & Animation Franchise. She added, “This is Scooby-Doo’s first ever musical, which we think is a fun concept that goes well with the premise of the film. It actually takes us back to Scooby-Doo’s early television series, which incorporated a lot of musical elements. We think viewers of all ages will enjoy this DVD release.”

    DVD Bonus Material:

    Sing-A-Long: Sing with Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, and the rest of the cast from the movie in the Scooby-Doo Vampire Sing-A-Long. Includes six songs for fourteen minutes of fun.


    Now I am a huge Scooby fan.  Have been as long as I can remember so I was thrilled to get to review a new movie featuring one of my favorite dogs!  My kids also like Scooby which is great to me.  Now this Scooby movie is different from the rest in one way - It's a musical!  Now I know some of you were not thrilled when I said musical, but honestly it is not all singing.  Of course my daughters loved the singing parts and also the bonus material where they could sing along .  Surprisingly though even my son enjoyed the singing as well.

    This dvd has gotten tons of use in my house since we got it.  My kids love it.  My son even took it to school for their movie day.  This dvd would make a great Easter basket addition.  The dvd is available where dvds are sold and online at for $14.99.   So 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 completely my own. 

    Monday, March 19, 2012

    MARCH MOOLA MADNESS - Family Game Night Faves Prize Pack GIVEAWAY

    Well, it is here - March Moola Madness.   I mentioned in the past, that I would be a part of a huge blog prize hop.  Now what this means is that every blog that is a part of it will over their own prize pack valued at least $50.    Also there is a grand prize available to all those who enter the all the giveaways - $300 cold hard cash.  Thsi cash prize is generously given by Save and Make Moola.  Now Save and Make Moola has tons to offer especially a page where you can download and clip coupons.

    Now I am excited to over a wonderful prize pack - Family Game Night Faves Prize Pack (sponsored from McNeill Designs ) which includes

    • You’ve Been Sentenced! word game
    • Six themed add-on decks for You've Been Sentenced game
    • Twisted Fish game

    You've Been Sentence board game

    The real fun begins when players have to read their sentences out loud and explain what they mean to the rest of players. They form the jury and vote thumbs up or down on whether the sentence and justification stand and the points are scored. 540 cards with over 2,500 words insure billions of possible sentences so the game is never repetitive and has unlimited re-play value.
    Multiple other methods of play are available on our website that turn "You've been Sentenced!" into not just a game, but a full game system! We even have a lesson plan to turn "You've Been Sentenced!" into a classroom teaching tool. This game makes learning grammar and sentence construction fun and easy.
    Bringing friends and families together
    "You've Been Sentenced!" appeals to all ages and skill levels. Socially interactive, players become members of the Jury and can ask a player to justify and defend the grammar, sense and meaning of the sentence. The player has a chance to convince the Jury to accept their often outrageous and hilarious sentences.

    Holding all the cards
    "You've Been Sentenced!" is not just a single game. It's a "Game System", with numerous additional games and activities for the basic set available free of charge at our rules page.

    Never the same game twice
    A word deck with over 2,500 individual words, plus Wild Cards, ensures an infinite number of sentences, guaranteeing maximum re-play value. "You've Been Sentenced!" offers unlimited play, without ever becoming stale or repetitive.

    Add-On Packs

    NASA Space Terminology Pack
    a Rafflecopter giveaway
    Turn outer space into inner classroom fun with the officially licensed NASA deck. Packed full of out of this world words that will amuse and inform students learning their planets and points beyond.

    Pop Culture Pack
    Do you know Lindsay from Jen? What's an IM? And how do you crump? If you don't know, you may just learn something from your students!

    Sports Highlights Pack
    Ready, set, hike! This deck contains the lingo of the field, court, and diamond, legendary sports heroes, technical terms, and favorite teams.

    Sci-Fi and Fantasy Pack
    Warn your students to set their phasers for stun and prepare for a warp speed ride through the most memorable of the ever popular sci-fi/fantasy genre!

    Brain Buster Pack
    Test your vocab power with the Brain Buster Word Challenge A-L Add-On Deck.

    Gourmet Cuisine Pack
    A budding Rachael Ray or Emeril Lasgasse will appreciate this deck, which is filled to overflowing with famous chefs, exotic spices, and all of the kitchen gizmos necessary to cook up some fun

    Twisted Fish

    13 unique Fish characters in five different colors, plus 8 unique "Zingers" that allow you to break the rules, makes "Twisted Fish" a unique game experience. The real challenge takes place when asking for the fish cards you are collecting. Now you have to be specific about the type of fish and color you are seeking. "Twisted Fish" challenges you to remember every question asked at the table. It is challenging and fun right down to the very last card!
    We promise you'll fall hook, line, and sinker! "Twisted Fish" offers laugh-out-loud fun for the entire family.
    Will you be the family card shark? Or will you be the lowly shrimp?
    • Twisted Fish's game play takes the traditional game of Go Fish and adds new, essential twists. The familiarity of the rules allow for quick learning.
    • Unique Zinger cards ensure that the game is always exciting and fresh.
    • Developed by toy and game veteran Martin Uniacke and Hollywood special-effects artist Jody Fedele.
    • Humorous, original illustrations created by Jody Fedele keep players laughing at the fishy antics of an aquarium full of comical characters.
    • Suitable for ages 8 and up. The whole family will love Twisted Fish for its hilarious game play and outrageous characters.
    • Cultivates memory skills as players track cards that "swim" around the table from player to player.
    • Both Skill and Luck are needed, making it fun for all ages and skill levels. 

    Now my family received all of the above games and we loved them.  Unfortunately my daughters are not old enough to really play them yet.  My son loved them.  We did share the games with my family over a weekend and they all had a blast with them as well.  What I love the most is that You've Been Sentenced helps promote grammar and is different every game (which I love so much). 

    Now the games and add-ons are available online at McNeill Designs.  You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates and deals. 

    * I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely mine.
    Now the GREAT part - The GIVEAWAY!  GOOD LUCK!   Just enter below with the Rafflecopter form!

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    GIVEAWAY WINNERS ! ( Sorry for the delay)

    I just wanted to apologize for the delay in getting my giveaway winners picked and announced.  It has been a hectic and chaotic last few days, weeks at my household so I am playing catch up alittle.  So without further ado... THE WINNERS ARE...

    Rebound dvd  - Anna

    Homework Caddy  -  Lizzy Allen

    Purex coupon  -  Charline Stanley

    Little Angels dvd set  -  Anna Frugal

    Chuck & Friends dvd  -  Rita Spratlen

    PrintRunner postcards  -  Donna Davenport

    My Little Pony dvd  -  Ryana Cattell

    Winners you will be receiving emails this afternoon so please be sure to keep your eyes peeled for them.  If you do not receive one today, please contact me through my email or any of the other ways ( Facebook page, Twitter, or Leave a comment here).  As always thank you for entering and please continue to do so.  I have some exciting giveaways coming soon!

    TOM and JERRY IN THE DOGHOUSE dvd review


    Join the favorite cat and mouse duo along with their co-star Spike the Dog in Tom & Jerry: In the Dog House, a collection of shorts comprised of some of the funniest episodes from Tom and Jerry Tales, Tom and Jerry Greatest Chases and classic, theatrical Tom and Jerry shorts. Each cartoon is filled with fur-flying, action-packed chases, schemes and pranks that will delight kids and their parents time and again.

    Included is the award winning short Quiet Please! in which Spike warns Tom not to make a sound while he naps. Other classic shorts included are Tom’s Photo Finish, in which Tom frames the family dog in order to avoid getting into trouble. In another featured classic, Cat Napping, Tom tries to fish at a private lake guarded by Spike. Also featured is Solid Serenade, in which Tom tries to serenade Toodles, a beautiful lady feline but not before he finds an ingenious way to get past Spike the dog. These and several other rollicking favorites are featured in this set.

    Featured Shorts:

    • 24 Karat Kat
    • Destruction Junction
    • Beefcake Tom
    • Bend it Like Thomas
    • Tom’s Photo Finish
    • Game Set Match
    • Cat Napping
    • Cat Fishin’
    • The Bodyguard
    • Quiet Please!
    • Solid Serenade
    • Slicked-up Pup
    • Puttin’ on the Dog
    • The Framed the Cat
    • Tot Watchers
    • The Invisible Mouse
    • Pet Peeve
    • Feeding Time
    • DJ Jerry
    • Beach Bully Bingo
    • A Life Less Guarded
    • The Dog House

    “Some of Tom and Jerry’s most entertaining moments take place when Spike the Dog is in the mix. This DVD is a collection that features some of the funniest, most action-packed scenes the three characters have shared,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Marketing Director of Non-Theatrical Franchise. She added, “Tom & Jerry: In the Dog House is a must-have DVD for Tom and Jerry fans of all ages and for anyone who appreciates great animation.”   


    My family loves Tom & Jerry especialy my two daughters so I was thrilled to get to receive a dvd containing some fo the best of them.  My kids especially love the ones that include Spike so this was a great dvd for us.  I really love the fact that it has some of my favorite Tom & Jerry cartoons on it as well as some of the newer ones.

    This dvd is for old and young Tom & Jerry fans alike.  It has something for both and also is great for Spike fans.  The dvd is available now where dvds are sold and online at for $ 14.99.  So grab one now.  The dvd would make a great addition to your kiddo's Easter basket plus it is a cartoon that you can enjoy with them as well.

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



    This exciting adventure for the whole family stars Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson & the Olympians), Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean films), Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil films) and Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz (Best Supporting Actor, Inglourious Basterds).

    With powerful special effects and explosive visuals, The Three Musketeers comes to life onscreen as Athos (Matthew Macfadyen), Porthos (Ray Stevenson) and Aramis (Luke Evans), along with aspiring warrior, D’Artagnan (Lerman), embark on a dangerous and legendary mission across Europe to save both their King and country – “all for one and one for all.”

    The Three Musketeers is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil) and co-written by Alex Litvak (Predators).

    The 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD contain special features that include audio commentary with the director, deleted and extended scenes, cast and crew stories and a special 17th century action featurette.  Exclusive to the Blu-ray editions, Access: Three Musketeers allows viewers to explore and enjoy insider information with behind-the-scenes trivia and interviews as they watch the film.

    OUR THOUGHTSI think this is the version of The 3 Musketeers for the teens.  It has special effects and fight scenes sure to entertain the teens in your household.  My son enjoyed the movie more than I expected .  My daughters of course did not watch the movie but I never expected them to nor planned it.  I enjoyed the fight scenes but wanted more depth and story.  All in all it still was a great action movie with some cute guys!

    It would be a great movie for a teen sleepover or teen get together.  The movie is currently available where dvds are sold and also available online at for $ 14.99.  Be sure to grab a copy today.

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


    Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked is coming to dvd March 27th.  To kick off its upcoming release,  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has  partnered with to bring you an exclusive Pinterest contest and board where you can “Pin Your Crafty Chipmunk Ideas To Win!” 

    You can read more about here.  I have included the basic details about it below so be sure to get crafty with the chipmunks with your kids.  I plan on working on some ideas with my kids this weekend and will post anything we come up with next week.

    Pin It To Win It - Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and are hosting a contest on Pinterest!  Participants will be entered to win a copy of the Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download Combo Pack.

    To enter, pin your crafty, DIY chipmunk ideas to your board and be sure to use the hashtag #chipwrecked. will re-pin your idea and contact you via Pinterest if you are a lucky winner!

    Friday, March 9, 2012

    Reminder that Oriental Trading Company's CEO will be on UNDERCOVER BOSS tonight!

    I had shared with you last week that Oriental Trading Company's CEO Sam Taylor will be featured on UNDERCOVER BOSS on March 9th.  Well, that is tonight and the episode will air on CBS at 8EST.  So be sure to set your DVRs or catch it on tv tonight.

    UNDERCOVER BOSS always has some great stories about the employees at large companies and I am sure tonight's show iwll be just the same.

    You can also tweet about the show using the hashtag #OtcBoss while watching the show or even after the show.  Please be sure to tweet me your thoughts of the show and all.  My Twitter handle is @HENNESSEE0509.  DO not forget when tweeting about the show to include the hashtag.

    So again do not forget to catch tonight's episode.  I will also be reminding you on Facebook when the time gets closer tonight.  Also be sure to keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming review of Oriental Trading Company.

    * I received gift card in exchange for posting about the show. 

    INSIGHT dvd review


    Directed by Richard Gabai, this film festival award-winner has garnered critical acclaim from top film publications including Variety, TV Guide, Yahoo! Movies and more. The film was supported by a theatrical release in over twenty markets and stars Natalie Zea ("Justified," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Hung"), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, "The Young and the Restless"), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future Trilogy, The Addams Family), Adam Baldwin ("Chuck," Full Metal Jacket, The Right Temptation) and Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Reunion, American Pie, "Party of Five").

    While attempting to save the life of a fatally-stabbed young woman, ER nurse Kaitlyn is accidentally electrocuted by a backfiring defibrillator. Upon awakening, she begins to experience memories that are not hers, but rather those of the now-deceased victim. With her sanity in question and nowhere to turn, Kaitlyn must weave through the woman’s past and piece together her memories before the killer strikes again. 

    Now I am a huge fan of thrillers especialy crime pyschological ones.  Well, INSIGHT is definitely one of those.  It is a movie that will have you thinking you got the answer just to throw you another twist in the movie.  It is definitley one of those movies that you need to not miss a minute of or you could really get lost in. 

    I do have to say that I enjoyed all the twists of the movie and I think the actors did a great job.  And personally the ending surprised me and left me thinking for a good while after I finished the movie.  This movie would make a great movie for couples to watch after the kiddos go to bed. The movie is currently available where dvds are sold and online at for $ 19.99.  So grab you a copy and get some popcorn and cuddle up close.

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

    Thursday, March 8, 2012


    Ever enjoyed dipping cookies in your milk?  My whole family enjoys it.  Of course we do not enjoy losing our cookie in the milk or getting our hands all wet by dipping.  Well, a father and son have solved this problem with ULTIMATE COOKIE DIPPER.  Here is how it works...

    The core of the smiley face opens the chamber that holds the cookie inside the Ultimate Cookie Dipper as the cookie is dipped into the milk.
    Once the Ultimate Cookie Dipper is dunked into the glass of milk, the openings of the smiley face and other openings running along the outer rum of the circle allow milk to flow in making the cookie moist.

    Upon pulling the Ultimate Cookie Dipper out of your glass, the milk easily drains from the same openings, giving you a perfectly dipped cookie. Enjoy a sip while you dip! The Ultimate Cookie Dippers attached disposable straw makes it easy to quench your thirst while eating the perfectly dipped cookie.

    Recommended dip time is 7 seconds per cookie.


    My kids were so excited to get to try these out and they loved the smiley faces on them.  They were a huge hit with the kids since my daughters sometimes lose their cookies in the milk.  I also loved that there was no milk dripping all over from the dunking.  Another great thing is you can drink the milk while dunking, thanks to the straw on the side. 

    These make milk and cookies even more fun than before.  Kids will love these and mom will be happy to have them as well.  The only real problem is if the kids leave the cookies in the milk to long.  That can get a little messy but other than that it is a great and handy product. 

    Also I have been telling you about the Wal-Mart "Get on the Shelf" contest.  Well, Ultimate Cookie Dipper is also in this contest and you can click here to vote for them to become the new member of the Wal-Mart family.  You can vote once a day til the contest ends!

    While you are waiting to see if they win, you can purchase them at the product's website store for $3.00 each.  They are available in the colors shown above in the first picture.  You can also follow them on Facebook for updates and such.

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

    IMMORTALS dvd review and giveaway


    The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king's mission. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion's raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man's future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.


    Now I am a huge Mythology fan.  I have been since junior high when we had to learn all about it.  I especially love Greek Mythology.  So when I heard about IMMORTALS I was super excited.  I had hoped it would not disappoint me.

    I have to say I enjoyed the movie especially the special effects in the fight scenes.  Now just to warn you this movie is graphic at parts.  But I have to tell you again the special effects are incredible.  Now the story was good too but I would have enjoyed them stretching it out a little partly because I like the movie and second because ti would have been nice for more story in between the great fight scenes.  Also some scenes can be a little dark.

    The actors did an amazing job on this movie and Mickey Rourke as the villian was a great choice.  i recommend this movie to special effects fans and also to Mythology fans.  The movie is currently available now where dvds are sold and online at for $ 16.99.  Now i have some good news you can also enter below for a chance to win your own copy of the dvd.  Just enter below in the Rafflecopter form.  GOOD LUCK!

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

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    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 GIVEAWAY!!!! Your chance to win custom postcards!

    I am super excited to announce that one of my readers has the chance to win a set of custom postcards from  Here is just a little piece of information about them... was established with little more than a small press and a dream. Ten years later our company became one of the foremost quality printers in Southern California. Our commitment to provide the best value and high quality full color printing at affordable price made our company grow.  PrintRunner is a full service high quality printing company located in Chatsworth, California.  PrintRunner is your convenient online printing resource. Check out their postcard printing services online.

    Now the winner of this giveaway will win a set of 100 (5x7) postcards.  The postcards are printed only on the front on 14 PT. UV Coating on the front.  They will be read to ship in 4 days after you place your order.

    You can follow PrintRunner on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on any specials or deals they may have going on.  Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.

    *Thank you to PrintRunner for providing us this giveaway, I will receive a set of postcards for hosting this.