Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Custom Minky crib blanket winner


Green Toys Train Winner


Buttons Cloth Diaper Winner


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chuggington's Annual Twitter party Today & some great Recipes

They are giving away over $600 worth of prizes, including Chuggington: Snow Rescue on DVD



#HonkingHolidays Twitter Party hosted by @Chuggington
Tuesday, November 25 at 2-3pm ET

Tweet with the #HonkingHolidays hashtag to be entered to win the hottest Chuggington toys just in time for Christmas.  Over $600 worth of Chuggington playsets, DVDs, apparel and more will be given away during the party.  RSVP (yes or no) to be entered into the Grand Prize giveaway (http://bit.ly/1uwYilk).  Entry for the Grand Prize will also be available on Facebook (http://bit.ly/1rmuszJ).

Suggested prizing for 2014:
a.    Chuggington Wooden Railway Figure 8 Set $39 (qty 2)
b.    Chuggington Stack Track Brewster's Big Build Adventure Playset $49 (qty 1)
c.     Chuggington Stack Track Excavator Set $89 (qty 1)
d.    Anchor Bay DVD pack incl Chuggineers Ready to Build + Snow Rescue $29 (qty 4)
e.    Personalized Chuggington t-shirt & backpack from Ty’s Toy Box $49 (qty 1)
f.      Chuggington Ready To Run Electric Train Set Wilson's Freight Adventures from Bachmann $214 (qty 1)


Grand Prize for 2014:  Build Your World Starter Kit!
Choice of Chuggington Wooden Railway or Chuggington StackTrack playset pack
g.     2-3 wooden sets
h.    3-4 stacktrack sets

Promotion will include:
- Chug e-blast x 2
- Sponsored tweets
- Sponsored FB posts
- Featured images of product and links to purchase






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Friday, November 21, 2014

Chuggington Snow Rescue Availiable 12/9


Now this is what good children’s entertainment is about! The stories are terrific, the characters are delightful,
and the animation is awesome!” – Dove.org


Chuggington: Snow Rescue
The All-New Winter Collection
Arrives on DVD December 9, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and Ludorum are ringing in the holidays with the Dove Family approved CHUGGINGTON: Snow Rescue as it rides its way on DVD December 9, 2014! Embrace the spirit of the season with this all new festive winter adventure with beloved characters Wilson, Koko and Brewster. In the most wonderful time of the year, watch old and new friends go on a magical ride in these five specials filled with fun and heartfelt lessons enjoyable for kids and parents alike!

It's wintertime in Chuggington and the Chuggers are busy making preparations for the Parade of Lights Festival, adorning themselves in glowing colored lights for a special procession through Chuggington! But, when freezing fog traps Koko and a snowy avalanche derails Fletch, that’s when Wilson and the Chug Patrol team must set out on a wild winter rescue! This action-packed collection features five Chuggington specials, including the all-new Snow Rescue Special airing for the first time this fall on Disney Junior! With added bonuses including new character montages and coloring sheets, your own little Chugger will discover important lessons about safety, responsibility and teamwork. 

A colorful and contemporary CGI-animated TV show from Ludorum, “Chuggington” reinforces early social readiness skills. The series airs daily on Disney Junior and recently made its Season 4 debut with the first-ever primetime “Chuggington” special, “Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue.”


Episodes Included:
·   Snow Rescue Special
·   Iron Chuggers
·   Deputy Chug Patrollers
·   Movie Maker Brewster
·   Toot’s Tall Tale

Special Features:
·   Bonus Badge Quest Episode: Wilson Winter Feed
·   New Character Montages: Fletch, Cormac and Tyne
·   Coloring and Activity Sheets (DVD-ROM)

CHUGGINGTON: Snow Rescue has a run time of 64 minutes and has not been rated yet.

CHUGGINGTON: Snow Rescue DVD
Street date:      December 9, 2014
Pre-book:         November 5, 2014
Catalog #:        DV62594
UPC:               01313262594280
RT:                  64 Minutes
Rating:            Not yet Rated
SRP:                $14.98
Format:            1.78:1 / 16x9
Language:       English
Audio:             Surround 2.0



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This is so cute BooBoo is obsessed with trains right now and he is just going to love this! I love how colorful and fun they are and most of all they are realistic. This is a must stocking stuffer for any tain lover!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Bodycology Gift Sets

Every lady in your life at any age loves pampering and things that smell good. You can find Bodycology products at many stores. Here are 2 sets for every price budget. This first is their 3 piece Bodycology mini collection if the fragrance XOXO and it retails for $4.88 and is available at Walmart.
Experience the best of bodycology with this little collection. Available in: Pretty in Paris, XOXO and Cherish the Moment. This set has 3 pieces and it comes with a foaming body wash, moisturizing body cream and a fragrance mist. It smells great this would be a perfect gift to have around for any time of the year. I would love to get this in my stocking and every year I do end up with some type of bodycology product in my stocking.

The next product is a Bodycology 5 piece set with Pouf in the scent Cherish the Moment.
This set comes with the pouf, exfoliating Sugar scrub, moisturizing body cream, fragrance mist, and foaming body wash. This one has everything you need built into one little kit. The perfect pampering set for anyone you know or even for yourself. 

These sets like these can be purchased at Walmart and at Target make someones holiday basket a merry one and smell good too. I hope my husband is readying this post.

Buttons Cloth Diaper Review & Giveaway


Buttons Cloth diapers are a great diapering system to make life more easier for you. The company is run by a husband and wife team. Their diapers are CPSIA certified which means they are safe for your baby and good for the environment. Their products are made in China, I received a cover and a insert.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Coming Soon The Boxtrools Digital HD on Dec 23 And Blue-Ray Combo Pack on Jan 20

FROM THE CREATORS OF ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED FILMS CORALINE ANDPARANORMAN COMES THE MAGICALLY ANIMATED MOVIE EVENT OF THE SEASON!
THE BOXTROLLS


ON DIGITAL HD DECEMBER 23, 2014

AND ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD JANUARY 20, 2015 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal City, California, November 18, 2014 – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes in the family event movie The Boxtrolls. Starring, in voice performance, Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones), and Elle Fanning (Maleficent), the new movie from animation studio LAIKA, the makers of the Academy Award®-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, comes to Blu-ray™ 3D and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet on January 20, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Boxtrolls will also be available on Digital HD December 23, 2014, just in time for the holidays.

Quirky, mischievous and good-hearted, the Boxtrolls are unique creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs in a fantastical charming cavern below the bustling streets of Cheesebridge. But when the evil Archibald Snatcher schemes to capture Eggs’ family, it’s up to Eggs and his feisty new friend Winnie to save the Boxtrolls!

Based upon the book Here Be Monsters! The Boxtrolls voice cast also includes Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette, Jared Harris (Mad Men), Nick Frost (The World’s End), Richard Ayoade (The Watch), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead).

To view the trailer visit: http://ushe.biz/BTtrailer.

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack include a Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™.
Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6x the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.  
DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away. 
DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets you watch movies anywhere, on any device. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray™ players, game consoles and more. 

Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack  
PRELIMINARY ANIMATIC SEQUENCES 
o Play with Commentary by Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable
o Baby In The Trash
o Eggs In The Underworld
o Man On A Horse
o Trubshaw’s Inventorium
o Cheese Shop
o Tea And Cheese

Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack and DVD
DARE TO BE SQUARE:  BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BOXTROLLS
o VOICING THE BOXTROLLS 
The tremendously talented cast members of The Boxtrolls discuss what it’s like to voice an animated puppet, what each actor brought to his/her role, whether their personalities were similar to their characters, and more.
o INSIDE THE BOX 
The directors, producers, and creative supervisor of character fabrication Georgina Hayns share the challenges of crafting characters who are inside a box.
o THE BIG CHEESE:  ALLERGY SNATCHER 
The directors and producers are joined by Brian McLean, director of Rapid Prototyping, to discuss how the animation studio LAIKA creates the faces for their puppets.   The big story here – literally! – is how Snatcher’s face changes shape due to his cheese allergy.
o DECONSTRUCTING THE DANCE 
Discover how LAIKA combined traditional stop-motion animation with visual effects in order to create the beautiful ballroom dance sequence – and  how costume designer Deborah Cook met the challenge of creating costumes that could flow during a dance scene.
o THINK BIG:  THE MECHA DRILL 
Standing 5 feet tall and weighing over 75 pounds, the Mecha-Drill is the largest stop motion puppet/prop ever created by LAIKA.  Follow its creation from design to completion. 

FEATURETTES
o THE NATURE OF CREATION 
o TROLLS RIGHT OFF THE TONGUE 
o ALLERGIC TO EASY 
o  LET’S DANCE 
o ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS 

FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTORS ANTHONY STACCHI AND GRAHAM ANNABLE
TECHNICAL INFORMATION –BLU-RAY 3D™
Street Date: January 20, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 62129697
Running Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.78:1
Rating: PG for action, some peril, and mild rude humor.
Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (French, Spanish) 
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION - Blu-ray™:
Street Date: January 20, 2015 
Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 62129700
Running Time: 1 hours 36 minutes 
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.78:1
Rating: PG for action, some peril, and mild rude humor.
Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (French, Spanish) 
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION - DVD:
Street Date: January 20, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 62129695
Running Time: 1 hours 36 minutes 
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Rating: PG for action, some peril, and mild rude humor.
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (French, Spanish) 
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French 



About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Guardians Of The Galaxy No Available on Digital HD

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Charlie Banana Cloth Diapers & Wipes Review & Giveaway

I love trying out me diapers and telling others about them. Like many other things in life one type does not always fit everyone. We were excited to try out some One size diapers and wipes from Charlie Banana.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014:NERF N-STRIKE Precision Targeting Set

Something that Brendan always has on his wish list for Christmas and birthdays is Nerf toys. No matter what his age is NERF never gets old. We were able to try out Hasbro's NERF N-STRIKE Precision Targeting Set.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Minky Baby Blanket Review & Giveaway

This Holiday Gift Guide is something for anyone. This is from Minky Baby Blanket. I have blogged for them before and received a super sweet baby blanket you can read that post HERE. The owner Kate is a hopeful adoptive mother just like me. So all her proceeds will be helping her to adopt! This time she contacted me and asked if Brendan would love to try out a blanket for him and of course he said YES! He choose his colors and here is what he received

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Harlem Globe Trotters Coming To St. Louis!

Don't Miss The Harlem Globetrotters Coming to St Louis on Jan. 2. Save $7 Off Select Tickets to any Harlem Globetrotter Game with promo code FAMGUIDE now on sale! The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to an arena near you with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family creating memories that will last a lifetime. The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year against the Washington Generals who were the last team to beat the Globetrotters in 1971, and are now coached by a former member of that team. They are on a mission and will do whatever it takes to win, with a new strategy that is sure to give the Globetrotters a run for their money. My Readers save $7 Off select tickets to any Globetrotter Game this season at http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/tickets Use promo code FAMGUIDE









This is a night for fun for the whole family! We have been going to this for years and it has never been the same and the kids always have a great time.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Green Toys Train Review & Giveaway

We are huge Green Toys fans here in this house and we have many of their toys. Today's toy is not going to disappoint and will be a great item to have under the tree for your little one. Its Green Toys train. It also comes in pink for girls.                                          

Monday, November 3, 2014

Kushyfoot Fall 2014 collection

Kushyfoot is recognized for its chic, well-made, yet affordable tights that are a wardrobe essential for millions of women. With skirts and dresses gaining fashion momentum, variations of boots are worn most of the year, making tights are a top fashion accessory. For just$6.99- $7.49, Kushyfoot continues to present  options that are as durable and comfortable as they are chic...now all beautifully presented in a new contemporary package design.