Tuesday, July 31, 2012

#Giveaway Jeep Liberty Limited Urban Terrain Stroller (Preparing For Baby Guide)

I am getting excited for our little Wyatt to get here. At my appointment last week, my doctor said that we want to go to 36 weeks, that is only a little over a week away!! That said, it is crunch time. Literally, I have my plan written out and I have had my husband doing the shopping that I can not do at this time due to this bed rest. On top of the shopping I have had my husband do, I have also put him to work getting the items I have stored away out and checking them off of the 20th list I have made to make sure everything is in order for little Wyatt! Since I have basically put my husband to work while I bark the orders on what and how and where everything needs to be and what needs to be put together, I have found how grateful I am to have my husband who understands and is patient with me. Well a item that I have gone back and forth on, which is a item I have had as one of the top 10 must haves for me, is the stroller. Now I cant just go with any stroller, I am very picky, and I have to have a stroller that goes with a car seat that I find to be a top pick as well. So when I was chosen to be a Kolcraft Mom, my hunt for that perfect stroller was over. I went over the options available, I went over the specs, features and online reviews, then when it came down to it, I found that the Jeep Liberty Limited Urban Terrain Stroller was the one I was looking for!!
I have had many strollers over the years, but with us, we like to be outdoors, at the park for play and for the kids games, and having a stroller that I can get around with easily is a big plus. So, one of the things that really stood out for me was the three wheel feature, which I have found to be great for maneuvering when going to games and going through the grass. Then when it came to finding the car seat that I would use with this stroller, I found that the colors and the fact that there is a list of compatible car seats, to make the decision a much easier one. Now I was worried about the fit for the car seat, but I found those worries to be put to rest when my husband showed me the seat belt feature, which helps secure the car seat in place, which in hand makes this stroller compatible with a large number of infant car seats. Another great feature that I just love and can not wait to use is the iBaby Sound System, which I can plug in my iPod to while we are out walking at the park, in the canyon or hanging out at a game! I also love all of the space below, and the great toy that I can attach once Wyatt is a little bigger. The great steering wheel attachment has a horn he can honk, car sounds and it also plays music! In fact, I love all of the great features that this stroller has to offer!


  • iBaby™ sound system easily connects to your iPod®and MP3 player
  • Rugged 12" inflatable tires grip all types of terrain
  • Easy-swivel front wheel locks for uneven surfaces
  • "I drive" entertainment toy includes horn, car sounds and music
  • Accepts over 15 different infant car seats so you can create your own travel system
  • Parent tray includes deep cup holders
  • Convenient one-hand & self-standing fold
  • Multi-position reclining seat
  • Grow-with-Me five-point safety harness
  • Large storage basket plus removable cargo bags

I am very satisfied with the Jeep Liberty Limited Urban Terrain Stroller and I know that this stroller will make getting around with little Wyatt so much easier!!! Well, to prepare my readers for their own little ones, the wonderful people from Kolcraft would like to give one of my amazing readers their own Jeep Liberty Limited Urban Terrain Stroller!!!

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This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review and giveaway. This giveaway is only open to US residents.

Quatrefoil by Lenox: America Goes Crazy for Quatrefoil

When it comes to the finer things in life, I find myself dreaming most of the time. I, like many other women out there, love and adore our fine tableware. I like to have something nice to put out for special occasions, and one thing that many of us find to be the nice tableware is the China. With kids, I keep my China put away where they can not get to it, in fact, until I have a good and safe place to display my China, I keep it packed away safely, away from kids and animals. Most of us receive our fine China when we are married, but I know that even after the wedding gifts, I still find myself in awe of beautiful China that I collect, that will look amazing along side my other sets when I can find that perfect place to display them safely. Recently I was sent such a collection. I was sent the Quatrefoil by Lenox collection of China. When you hold new China, you feel how delicate and you find yourself staring at the design and awe over it. Well when I received the Quatrefoil by Lenox, I found myself in that state of awe, amazed over how beautiful something that seems so simple can be. I know that over the years, many have felt the same way about particular pieces of China. I  also know that when I get products from Lenox, I am getting products that are made in America. I love that this amazing setting of China is dishwasher safe, so after I do use it, I can safely wash the dishes and put them back on display until the next time I use them!
A five-piece place setting of Quatrefoil by Lenox includes a dinner plate, salad plate, butter plate, cup and saucer. Statement pieces for entertaining include a serving bowl and an oval platter.
When it comes to the tabletop, millions of quatrefoil aficionados need look no further than America’s iconic name in fine china, Lenox, whose Quatrefoil dinnerware features the pattern delicately outlined in platinum and repeated in bands throughout the collection. Brilliance meets nuance where Lenox has connected the platinum leaf elements with tiny, lustrous gold dots. This technique lends the pattern a jewelry-like quality – if you could lift it off of the plate it would be your favorite necklace. A soft mica grey hugs one edge of the quatrefoil bands, highlighting them perfectly against a backdrop of white bone china. Precious materials, subtle design details applied by hand and superb craftsmanship make Lenox’s Quatrefoil a timeless choice of heirloom quality that also lets you indulge in one of today’s hottest decorating and fashion trends.

There are several possible explanations for this new obsession with an ancient shape. One is that when Americans travel internationally, bringing a bit of quatrefoil into the home environment may harken holidays spent in Paris, London, Florence or Venice without resorting to framing that postcard of the Doge’s Palace (below, left). The four-leaf shape is also a symbol of good luck, a talisman for those seeking to surround themselves with good omens in uncertain times.

Another trend-starter is the pop-culture influence of hit television series such as the medieval-chic-fantasy art direction of HBO’s Game of Thrones,
the pretty fairy tale castles (below right) of ABC’s
Once Upon a Time, and opulent Italian Renaissance architecture as seen in Showtime’s The Borgias. Whatever the inspiration, the quatrefoil is a beautiful pattern with timeless appeal that’s undeniably having a moment in 21st century design.
So until I can get my safe spot for my beautiful new collection of Quatrefoil by Lenox China, I will keep it safe and stored away, awaiting a time in the near future when I can display and use the beautiful pieces!!

You can follow Lenox on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lenoxusa/ and on Facebook as well to stay updated on the amazing pieces they have available!! https://www.facebook.com/Lenox

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.

Ice Age Continental Drift Arctic Games for the Kinect

Like so many other kids out there, my kids love Ice Age from the great movies to the characters, and when the newest of the movies came out a few weeks ago, they were ecstatic. From being introduced to the new characters to watching the newest adventure that the friends go on, the new Ice Age movie has been a hit in our house. On top of the great new movie that my kids loved seeing in the theater, we were sent the new Ice Age Continental Drift Arctic Games for them to play on the Kinect! My kids love playing on their Kinect and the new Ice Age Continental Drift Arctic Games has made for a great game to add to their collection! I love that the Kinect games get the kids up and moving, and in this game there is tons of action, adventure and fun that the kids both enjoy!!

Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games is the video game extension of the fourth installment of the Ice Age franchise, Ice Age: Continental Drift, where gamers of all ages can use teamwork or go head-to-head as Manny, Sid, Diego and their furry friends in motion controlled competition that’s fun for the whole family. When their island is set adrift in the midst of continental upheaval, Manny and the herd encounter a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates with a secret treasure.  Having trouble deciding on how to split the treasure evenly, they collectively decide to settle the problem through a series of off-the-wall sporting events including ski jumping, ice smashing, and glacial hopping.  Ultimately, the winner of the most events will be entitled to the prize.  As the prehistoric games begin, players must side with Manny and the herd, or the seafaring pirates to determine the fate of the riches.

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.

#Giveaway 1 Case of Bare Fruit Snacks: Packing Healthy Snacks for Lunch (Back to School Guide)

We as parents, want to provide our kids with the best, especially when it comes to what they put in their bodies. With the new school year here for some and just around the corner for others, I have been on the prowl for those snacks that will be great both for putting in their lunches and for after school snacks. We know that when it comes to chips, kids want them, they think that they have to have them, but what if they could get the chips and take in a healthy snack all at the same time? Well that is what I have found when I was sent a bag of the Bare Fruit Cinnamon Apple Chips to review. I tried them for myself and I found them to be a very great snack food, and they also have that chip like crispiness that I know my kids love. After I sampled some of the apple chips, I had my kids try them out as well, and after getting a empty bag back from them, I knew that I had found an alternative that is one that I can feel good about instead of giving them chips. I love that in every bag of Bare Fruit there is two servings of fruit, which is a plus. Another plus is that their fruit is just that, it is fruit. For example, with the cinnamon apple chips, the ingredients are just that, organic apples and organic cinnamon, nothing else. On top of the obvious facts of the nutrition value that the Bare Fruit Snacks provide for you and your family, I also love that I can stock up on the Bare Fruit products either online or at my local grocer. Well to get my readers in gear for back to school lunches and snacks, the wonderful people from Bare Fruit would like to give one of my amazing readers a case of the Bare Fruit products!!!

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Tranquil Turtle from Cloud B (Preparing For Baby Guide)

When it comes to bed time in my house, we have my daughter who has no issues with the dark or sleeping alone in her room, then there is our son, who is scared of the dark and ends up on our floor just about every night with his pillow and sleeping bag. We chose to have the new baby and our son share a room once the baby gets here. This decision was not just made for the fact that the boys should share a room, but also for the fact that we believe that having the baby in our sons room will help him be able to stay in his room at night. I think one thing that helps a child like ours, at least fall asleep in his own room, is having night lights or something that puts off light for him. With the new baby on the way, I thought about the different products that are out there that are made for baby then the ones that are made for older kids, and the more I thought about it the more I looked into the products from Cloud B. Well recently my decision to choose the right product for us to use for the boys room to both soothe and comfort both the baby and our son from Cloud B. I was sent the Tranquil Turtle. I love that this turtle puts off a very relaxing light, one that reminds me of the ocean. It is not too bright nor too dull, it is a very tranquil and comforting light. Then in addition to the light that the Tranquil Turtle puts off, it also plays calming music and it plays soothing sounds of the ocean. In all I found this turtle to not only be very adorable, but it also puts off the light that we need for the boys room and provides music and sounds that I and my husband are hoping that this will help both the new baby when he gets here and for our son as well, sleep through the night!!

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Six Flags #Giveaway from Discover: The Official Credit Card of Six Flags

Summer is here and most of us are enjoying and taking advantage of these summer days with our families. Going on outings, spending time together and taking vacations together. In all we build memories, summer memories that our children adore and will continue to talk about and reminisce on. I think that even as an adult we look back on those summer memories that we had as children and enjoy thinking about the fun times we had. A fun memory that every child deserves to have is going to a theme park. Summer is all about fun and the theme parks around the country are the places to take the family to enjoy whole days of fun. One particular theme park that I adored going to as a child and one that my kids enjoy now is Six Flags. I love that not only is there two Six Flags theme parks right here in Texas that we can take the family to, but that there are also multiple Six Flags theme parks all over the country, and there is even one in Mexico and one in Canada as well! So when we go to visit family in California, we can all go to Six Flags there and make those precious summer memories while having fun! Well, this summer when our family and friends head out to enjoy a day or two or three at Six Flags, I know that when they use their Discover Card, they will get a instant 5% discount right at the gate. Then as they enjoy their time at Six Flags, they can continue to get the 5% discount through out the park, from the food to the shopping as well as more while they are there. I  know this because Discover is the official credit card of Six Flags Theme Parks both online and in person, and when card holders use their Discover Card at any Six Flags Theme Park they will get a 5% discount. Well that is not all Discover Card holders will get this summer. On top of the amazing perk of a 5% discount at Six Flags, from now until September, in celebration of summer, Discover is giving their card holders a 5% cash back bonus. Card holders can get this bonus when they pay for gas using their Discover Card, or when they use their card at theme parks or at the movies on purchases up to $1,500!! I think that the perks are huge especially when you are traveling with the family this summer!! Well to help make some memories for the family of one of my amazing readers, the people from Discover would like to give one of my readers a family 4 pack of tickets to Six Flags!!!

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BuyCostumes.com Star Wars Luke Skywalker Deluxe Child Costume

With the back to school season here and in full swing, the chaos of getting everything together can get over whelming. I am one who likes to be prepared ahead of time. I seek out the deals for the back to school shopping and I get what the kids need. Then I look onto the next task at hand for the kids, which is Halloween. It is one of those holidays that creeps up on us shortly after school starts. It seems that right as we are getting into the ease of back to school, it is time to prepare everyone and the house for Halloween. Luckily, I keep an eye on the costumes that my family wants each year, and when I find exactly what they are wanting, I go ahead and get it, to ensure that we have what they want. Well this year, Robert has his eyes on Luke Skywalker. Over the past few months he has developed a love for Star Wars and has wanted just about everything he gets to be Star Wars themed. So when we get into full gear for Halloween this year, you can guess that he wants to go as a character from Star Wars. Recently we were given the chance to review a costume from BuyCostumes.com. When I went on and started looking through the costumes I decided to include Robert in the search and let him pick out which costume would be the perfect fit for him this year. As I had imagined, the only costumes he would consider were the Star Wars costumes and after going through the selection very carefully, Robert chose to go with the Star Wars Luke Skywalker Deluxe Child Costume! Like the costume says, it really is the Deluxe version, it has just about everything my Robert will need for the big day of Halloween, just short of the Light Saber, which we were able to get separately to make the costume complete! On top of the authentic and deluxe looking costume, I noticed that the price for this costume was one that is a very pleasing one. I also noticed that when looking for the costume, that they had a large selection to choose from, not only from the Star Wars collection but from just about any theme we could imagine. When shopping over at BuyCostumes.com, we can find the costumes that everyone in the family will be happy with along with the decorations and Halloween party supplies that we will be needing, all for really great prices!!! So after you get the kids back to school shopping taken care of, get a jump start on your families Halloween needs and head over to BuyCostumes.com!!!!
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This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.

Twinkle Toes: The Movie on DVD July 31st!!

Like many other little girls out there, my daughter adores her Twinkle Toes shoes from Skechers. In fact she has had several pairs of them over the past few years. Recently we were told about and given the chance to review a new movie. We were sent Twinkle Toes: The Movie on DVD! Just like the shoes, this movie is bright and sparkly, with the characters and the story that unfolds! Now we have all seen the commercials for the Twinkle Toes line of shoes, but the character that models those shoes is named Grace, and the Twinkle Toes movie is about her!! Who would have thought that Grace, a girl who not only sports those shiny and sparkly shoes, but has a personality to match, would have stage fright? Well in this movie, Grace starts a new school, which can be very intimidating all in its own, then she finds herself making lots of new friends at her new school. She finds that all she needs to do is be herself and everything will turn out just fine!! Get to know Grace and her friends by going out and getting the new Twinkle Toes: The Movie on DVD July 31!! 

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.

Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand on DVD July 31!!

Robert is a huge Transformers fan, so when we were given the chance to review the new Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand from Shout Factory and Hasbro, he was very excited to watch it!! This DVD features and puts one of the most famous Autobots, and one of my sons favorites, Optimus Prime on the screen! This DVD takes the highlights from the first two seasons of Transformers Prime, which can be seen on the HUB channel! In this DVD, you have the Autobots and Decepticons who join forces so that they can defeat Unicron. They may find themselves as enemies in the past, but when they join forces they find themselves as allies and save planet Earth together! Optimus Prime finds himself to no longer be who he once was after loosing the Matrix he finds that he looses power as well and Megatron finds this as a way to get Optimus Prime to join the Decepticons. The Autobots and Optimus find their fate in the hands of a teenage boy and must trust him to do the right thing! You and your Transformer Prime fans can find out what happens and follow along when you head out on July 31 and get your copy of Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand on DVD!!

DVD Bonus Content:
  • A Look Back At One Shall Stand with Jeff Kline, Duane Capizzi and Steven Melching
  • Animatics

Technical Information
Street Date: July 31, 2012
Running Time: +/ - 2 hours
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic widescreen
Audio: English, Audio 5.1 Surround

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.

Petmate Feeders for Your Cat

In my home we have my husband and I, the kids, my sister in law, then there are our four legged babies as well, which include two dogs and two cats. One of the cats is still a kitten, and she is my sister in laws cat and her name is Nala. She is the black cat pictured below with my sister in law.
As with our kids and our own four legged babies, Nala has become accustomed to being spoiled. I dont see it as being spoiled but others might. For example, the kids each have their toys and snacks and the dogs and cats each have their toys and treats. With Nala in the house, we have to treat her like the other babies and so she also gets extra gifts. Mind you, my sister in law spoils this cat just like a kid already. Well when we were sent a great pack of goodies for cats from Petmate, we decided that Nala would be the candidate for the review! Nala is not your average cat, in fact she is not like any other cat that I have known or owned. She likes to swim and play in the rain, so when we set up the gravity feeders that we were sent for her to try out, the first thing she did was put her paws in the water and start splashing, she found the bubbles in the feeder that would go up as she played witch turned it into a game, knowing that if she splashed enough she could try and catch the bubbles that would go up in the water. Aside from what she now believes to not only be a water feeder, but a new toy for her, we were also sent the feeder for the cat food, which is great to have because when the food gets low it just releases more food into the dish, all we have to do is keep the food inside filled and it will put more food in the cats dish! This dish is also made to keep the food from smelling and growing bacteria, which is a plus since I am the sensitive to smell pregnant mama. Since using the feeders I dont even smell the cats food!! On top of the great feeders, the wonderful people from Petmate threw some great toys in the mix for Miss Nala! She was sent a great toy called the Balance Ball with a fun feather and bell on it. I find it very entertaining to watch Nala and our cat Jezebel, play together with the toy! The other toy, that Nala also adores is the Hunt a Treat, where we can put a treat inside then let Nala have fun getting that treat, which once we put one in she insists that we put another in!! In all, not only were we very pleased with the products that were sent for review from Petmate, but the kitties were also very pleased!!!!

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Britax Stroller Organizer #Giveaway (Preparing For Baby Guide)

Like most moms and families for that matter, we are on the go a lot. I am getting excited, along with the kids, to greet the new school year and enroll the kids in their favorite Fall sports!! With that being said we will be very busy once the new school season starts, from games, after school activities, family fun to the new baby. When you have a new baby added to the picture that does not mean that everything has to stop, in fact in our family, we just add him into the mix and enjoy the ride together! Now I know that even with a diaper bag and stroller to carry mine, the kids and the babies things in, I am still needing more room for things like the beverage I might be drinking, my phone and keys as well as other items I want to be able to access very easily. So when I was sent the Britax Stroller Organzier to review, I knew that this item would be a perfect accessory for us to have and use when Wyatt gets here and we are ready to get into full gear this Fall.
I know that a lot of strollers have the beverage holder on the top, but one thing I can not stand is having a nice cold beverage, then when I go for a drink, it is warm and if it had ice in it, the ice is melted. Well with this stroller organizer, the beverage holder is insulated, which will really come in handy when the husband and I are cheering on the kids at their games or when we are at the park playing with the kids. Another feature that I found to be a huge plus is, the organizer from Britax will fit most strollers!! On top of the insulated drink compartments and the fact that it is versatile to use on most strollers, there is a magnetic center compartment that is big enough to hold some diapers, wipes, and even some other baby items or snacks for myself and the kids! Then you have the three outside compartments, which are perfect for holding the camera, cell phone and keys in, and make getting to the items very easy!! I also like that when I am folding the stroller up to put in the back of the car, the organizer folds up easily and can be stored in the back with out taking up a whole lot of room. I think that storing it when I am not using it in the net under the stroller to be ideal, that way you have everything you need right there when you get the stroller out!!! Well since we are preparing for little Wyatt to join our family here in the near future, the wonderful people from Britax would like to make life a little easier for one of my readers as well, by giving one lucky reader their own Britax Stroller Organizer!!!

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American Reunion on DVD and Blu-Ray

That cast of the awkward but familiar friends are back and ready to update us on their crazy lives. I can remember when American Pie first came out and we all gasped and laughed at the oh so awkward and crazy lives of the teens as they showed us the moments that some of us may even relate to but may never admit to, lol. Then you had the follow ups, from band camp to college then to the big wedding, all moments and milestones in life that most of us can relate to, but put in your face once again with the so called naked truth of how it went down for them. Well in the newest addition to the American Pie movies we have those crazy friends back once again, all grown up and leading living their own lives, but showing the once again raw facts of what life is really like for them, lol. They all get together and are reunited for a high school reunion, and even though they have grown and are leading different lives, when this group of friends are all together at any point in their lives, you know that the chaos and unpleasant awkward realities all surface once again!! This was a movie that made for a great comedy to watch with the hubby. Knowing that this movie is part of the American Pie series of movies, we knew right away that this would be one for us to watch with out the kids!! My husband and I both loved American Reunion and it made for a great movie to add to a evening full of laughs!! So if you are looking for that perfect comedy to watch by yourself, with some friends or with the hubby, then get American Reunion today!!!!!

  • THE “REUNION” REUNION:  RE-LAUNCHING THE SERIES: Go behind the scenes with Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, and the rest of the original cast.  They’ll reveal some of the unique challenges in reuniting the group, and reflect on moments from making the film.
  • JIM’S DAD: From tweezing his infamous eyebrows to online dating, Jim’s dad slowly enters the singles’ scene with some help from Jim and Michelle.
  • OUCH! MY BALLS!: While on set, Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, and many other members of the male cast started the unique hobby of “crotch-blasting”.  See the spark of this unusual craze and its ensuing, widespread popularity.  
BLU-RAYTM Exclusive BONUS FEATURES:  Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.
  • THE “OUT OF CONTROL” TRACK: Throughout the film, Jason Biggs, Sean William Scott, Alyson Hannigan and other cast members pop up on-screen to laugh at, comment and even cut on their fellow cast members.
  • THE BEST OF BIGGS - HANGIN’ WITH JASON B.: A funny snapshot of life on the American Reunion set as cast and crew reflect on the hilarious experiences they have had working with Jason Biggs.
  • LAKE BAKE: Facing scorching heat, page-after-page of script, and yes, even jet-ski stunts, a “day” at the beach stood as one of the production’s biggest challenges.  
  • DANCING WITH THE OZ: Go behind the scenes of Oz’s memorable appearance on Celebrity Dance-off!  Chris Klein discusses his killer moves, slick sweat suit, and what it took to realize this funny moment from the movie.  
  • AMERICAN GONAD-IATORS:  THE FIGHT SCENE: One of the many ways American Reunion ups the ante is with a goofball throw down as the old dogs (Jim, Oz, and company) and the young bucks (AJ and his crew) go toe-to-toe in Great Falls.  The filmmakers take us through what started as a simple line in the script – A fight ensues and the police show up – on to storyboards, crazy choreography, and a half-naked Jason Biggs.  
  • AMERICAN REUNION YEARBOOK: An interactive yearbook of all of your favorite characters from the American Pie franchise. Select a character and get an overview of that character from the films with “Where Are They Now,” cast discussions about the characters, their most embarrassing moment and their favorite activities. A virtual yearbook of who’s who, what’s what and, most importantly, who did what to who!
  • UltraViolet™:  The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, put them in the cloud and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smart phones, currently available in the United States only.
  • Digital Copy:  Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices
  • BD-LIVE™:  Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!
  • pocket BLU™ app:   The groundbreaking pocket BLU app uses iPad®, iPhone®, iPod®  touch,  Android, PC and Mac®  to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player.  Plus iPad® and Android tablet  owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU made especially to take advantage of the tablets’ larger screen and high resolution display.  Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before.  pocket BLU offers advanced features such as:
    • ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL:  A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live functions with ease.
    • VIDEO TIMELINE:  Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
    • MOBILE-TO-GO:  Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
    • BROWSE TITLES:  Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray Hi-Def.  They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    • KEYBOARD:  Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
  • uHEAR:  Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-ray disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.
Cast: Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jennifer Coolidge, Eugene Levy
Written and Directed By: Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg
Based on Characters Created By: Adam Herz
Produced By:  Craig Perry, Warren Zide, Chris Moore, Adam Herz
Executive Producers:  Louis G. Friedman, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz, Seann William Scott, Jason Biggs
Director of Photography: Daryn Okada ASC
Production Designer: William Arnold
Edited by: Jeff Betancourt
Costume Designer: Mona May
Music By: Lyle Workman
Music Supervisor: Jojo Villanueva
Street Date:  July 10, 2012
Copyright:  2012 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number:  61119799 (U.S.); 61123023 (Canada)
Running time:  1 hour 53 Minutes / 1 hour 54 minutes (Unrated Version)
Layers:  BD-50
Picture Format : Widescreen  
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1
Rating:  R for crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, language, brief drug use and teen drinking / Unrated (U.S.); 18A for sexual content (Canada); 13+ Erotisme/Lang Vulgaire (Quebec)
Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound:  English DTS-HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1/DVS2 DD 2.0 (Rated Version), Spanish DTS Surround 5.1, French (Canadian) DTS Surround 5.1

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.

Evenflo SimplyGo Single Electric Breast Pump (Preparing For Baby Guide)

When preparing for baby, there are so many items to get, in order to be prepared. I like to have everything ready ahead of time, because I learned from my pregnancy with Robert, that unexpected things can happen and the baby will come when they come. Unfortunately we are going down that familiar path with little Wyatt this time around as well. I am very grateful that he does not have the medical issues that we had to face with Robert during and after pregnancy, but my body does not do too well towards the end of pregnancy and tries to evict the little tenants way ahead of time. So even though I have gone through my list of must haves just in case Wyatt comes sooner than later, there are still some loose ends that need to be taken care of. One of those loose ends is getting all of the items I need in order to be ready to breastfeed. I am lucky to have my  internet to read the reviews on the breast pumps that are available, but I personally enjoy going shopping in person for the items I need. But it is what it is, and this mama is ordered to stay in bed and endure what may be left of this pregnancy, off of my feet, which means the only research and shopping I can do without ending up having this baby too early, is on the computer. I think the thing that makes my shopping for baby online easier is finding products from companies I have used and trusted in the past. One such company is Evenflo. I have used their bottles in the past as well as their other products for my babies, and when I was sent the new Evenflo SimplyGo Single Electric Breast Pump for review, I knew that my search for a electric breast pump was over! I love that the pump comes in its own case that I can take with me on the go and store easily when I am not using it. I also love that it is not big and bulky and that it is portable, which is not only great for storing in its case, but it also fits nicely in the diaper bag, which I have packed and ready to go for Wyatt's big entrance into the world! I also love that, even though I cant test this pump at the moment, the reviews I have read about the suction are all good ones, which makes me more at ease with the Evenflo SimplyGo Single Electric Breast Pump. I am glad to have found such a great breast pump that I will be able to use soon, and that I can add this breast pump to the rest of the Evenflo products that I have purchased for little Wyatt!!!

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.

New Elmer’s Mobile App Preserves First Day of School Memories

The first day of school is one that we as parents like to capture, share and save as a memory to look back on. This year, Elmer's Products Inc is the official sponsor of The 1st Day of School. They now not only provide the products that our kids need each year when it comes to their back to school needs, but they have now launched the Elmer's 1st Day of School App! While you are preparing to get the kids ready for that big day and you are out shopping dont forget to get your Elmer's products that are on your kids school supply lists, and also enjoy this free app from Elmer's that gives parents the chance to upload, create, edit and share those special moments on the first day of school! The free 1st Day app can be downloaded on iPhone and Android mobile devices by scanning the QR code found on select Elmer’s glue bottles and in-store school supply displays or directly from the iTunes Store or Google Play. While we were out doing our back to school shopping, we found that on the kiosk with the supply lists there was the advertisement for the app as well, so while you are shopping you are sure to remember to get yourself a little something, a free app courtesy of Elmer's Products Inc to celebrate that special milestone in yours and your child's life!! 
Using the 1st Day app, parents can snap photos and create albums to share with family and friends. Once logged on to the secure 1st Day website (the1stday.com), where images and albums are automatically synched up from the app, users can create slideshows, add colorful borders and share galleries via email and on Facebook. The app is also an excellent way for teachers to journal milestones as they upload photos of their room, art projects and events throughout the year and share them with peers and parents.


Friday, July 27, 2012

Ameda Intimates Nursing Bra (Preparing for Baby Guide)

I am at that point now where the reality of Wyatt coming soon is real. Like many other pregnant moms out there, I have had to make a decision, one that is a very important one. The decision is one that comes with that question you are asked throughout your pregnancy and one that I am now preparing for. The question is breast or bottle? Like with my other two babies, I am choosing to breastfeed. I found that being able to breastfeed not only helps create that bond between mommy and baby, and is not only a great choice when it comes to building babies immune system, but it is also a way for me to save money all at the same time. Instead of buying the formula for baby, I provide all the nutrition he will need for the first year, and it is the most natural way of giving baby those important nutrients that he needs. With that said there are many things that still need to be put in place other than being able to produce milk. Like for instance, having good nursing bras on hand is very important. I found after my first baby that having a few nursing bras that fit right, are comfortable and easy to use are very important things when coming to the decision to breastfeed. Since breastfeeding is such a great experience, we as mamas want to also be comfortable at all times during our breastfeeding journey and when I was sent a Ameda Intimates Nursing Bra to review, I knew that this bra would be a great one to use during my breastfeeding journey!! I love how soft the material is, the fit is amazing, almost as if I were not wearing a bra, and the ease from hooking and unhooking the clasps for breastfeeding make this bra one that nursing mamas should invest in! On top of the comfort and ease of use, I also love that the material used to make the bra is a material that is meant to absorb any moisture and prevent bacteria growth and odors, which is very important! With the dual side panels, they adjust to your body as it changes so you can use this bra throughout your breastfeeding journey with baby! Along with the fit and the amazing fact that the material prevents bacteria and odor, the material is made with out any harmful or irritating substances so that you dont have to worry about getting a rash or causing an irritation on baby. In all, when you are preparing for baby and you are looking into products that you will need for breastfeeding then check out the great line of Ameda Intimates from their nursing bras to the nursing camisoles!!

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This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.
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