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Announcement:
Sorry I have been MIA, I am still here!
It's been a busy summer with my kids and the family, so I have not been able to update as often as I like.
But with my kids heading back to school,
I am back and hopefully I will have everything up and running like usual soon.
Thank you for your patience!


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September 27, 2014

Littlest Pet Shop: Passport to Fashion DVD Review

*I received a free product for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine. 


Blythe Baxter has two amazing gifts – she can talk to animals and can create amazing fashion!  Together with her pet friends- Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Russell the hedgehog, Penny the panda, Vinnie the gecko and Minka the monkey, Blythe is determined to make her dream of a career in fashion come true. On September 23rd, 2014,  join the fun as Blythe and her friends take their adventures global with Littlest Pet Shop: Passport to Fashion,  a new DVD collection from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. Join Blythe and her animal friends as they visit exotic cities such as Paris, Rio and Shanghai and learn that true friends will support you no matter what!
 
Featuring five episodes from Season 2 of the popular series , Littlest Pet Shop: Passport to Fashion delivers captivating entertainment the whole family can enjoy and contains a brand new bonus sing-along. Featuring all-new original music by Daytime Emmy® Award nominee Daniel Ingram and the vocal talent of Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Nicole Oliver and Peter New, Littlest Pet Shop currently airs on The Hub TV Network in the US.  Fans can pre-order their copies of the collection now by visiting ShoutFactory.com
 
Episodes Include:
To Paris with Zoe
Shanghai Hi-Jinks
Plane It On Rio!
The Expo Factor, Part 1
The Expo Factor, Part 2
 
Bonus Features:
Sing-Along

Our Review:
My 8 year old daughter finally outgrew Littlest Pet Shop. I honestly never imagined that the day would come, especially since she was loving it long after all of her friends outgrew it. I thought about gathering up all  of her Littlest Pet Shop toys, clothes and DVDs to donate them. Thankfully I did not because it turns out that G man's little preschool friends love them. Whenever we have little preschool girls over at the house for playdates, Littlest Pet Shop is always a big hit. The Littlest Pet Shop: Passport to Fashion DVD is no exception. This DVD contains 5 great episodes that little girls adore. I have watched parts of it during playdates, and I thought it was just as good as the other Littlest Pet Shop DVDs we own. 

To buy it, please go to Amazon.com.


September 26, 2014

Kushyfoot Fall Review & Prize Pack Giveaway

*I received free products for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine.

Although school has started, it is still hot and toasty here in Southern California. I, for one, am totally ready for Fall to arrive. I am excited about wearing my scarves, boots and cuddling up with my kids next to the fire place. To help me get ready for Fall, Kushyfoot generously sent me a package of their Fall 2014 products to check out. I received the following:


-- The New Kushyfoot Shaper Tight (#12205--$9.99)

-- Updated Rib Pattern Tight (#12201--$7.49)
-- Fleece Trouser Socks (#3649--$5.99) 
-- Trouser Fishnet and Classic Styles (#3498--$7.99/2 pair)
-- Microfiber Crew Socks (#3492--$3.99) 
-- Extreme Low Cut Foot Covers (#3669/3671--$7.99/2 pair) 
--Kushyfoot FLATS TO GO in a variety of styles ($9.99)







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. The Opaque (12200),  Rib (12201), Chevron motif (12202) and Diamond pattern (12203) comprise Kushyfoot's impressive grouping. There is a color and style in our range for every outfit and every woman,” says Brown.  Brown also points out, "Our quality is made to last and even our Fishnet tight (12204) is solution-based, eliminating the “Curse of the Fishnet” by incorporating the incomparable comfort of Kushyfoot’s reflexology-inspired sole in place of the old open-mesh foot. In black, it adds a chic edge to every outfit."  A Fishnet trouser sock (3498) is also available in a 2 pair pack that includes a classic trouser sock for a retail of $7.99. This combo pack is great to have on hand to wear with pants. A little fishnet peaking enables a conservative customer to be a little daring.  Rib (3499) trouser styles are also sold in a 2 pack combined with a classic trouser sock that provides the variety that women enjoy  for accessorizing. Newly designed combo packs for an updated rib and chevron pattern are 3673 and 3672 respectively, priced as the others.

Shaping tights (12205) have the added benefit  of figure and leg enhancement. There are women that choose to wear this option on a regular basis so that they always project a streamlined figure and self-confidence. Other wearers may choose the product for special occasion, but either way, this new tight is a wardrobe essential, retailing for $9.99 and available in equally as indispensable, black. Worth noting is that this particular Kushyfoot product  has been certified as LYCRA® beauty fabrics, a  certification program for shaping products that assures their comfort and performance features.  Fleece lined tights (12206) and Fleece lined trouser socks (3649) add the soft, rich comfort for which fleece is known without the bulk, retailing for $8.99 and $5.99 respectively. Each is super supple and certain to produce a relaxed and contented feeling for the wearer from the moment they step into these leg wear gems.  The fleece styles are particularly popular when temperatures dip.

The Flats to Go®  grouping is truly a signature Kushyfoot category.  Savvy women carry around this product in its mini-purse pack everywhere they go! Lightweight and ultra-portable, it’s the perfect solution to achy feet. Ideally used indoors and on smooth surfaces, women are even stashing an extra pair in their cars, suitcases (perfect for airport security and avoiding bare feet in yucky places!) and desk drawers at the office.  Ballet flats continue in a range of stylish and classic colors, textures and patterns (patent, metallic, snake skin print, alligator embossed and fleecy leopard--the softest, trendiest of all). Sandal and open toe versions sell year-round for resort getaways and warm weathered regional demand. They’re even perfect for getting a pedicure!  All styles have the same super-comfortable 3-dimensional massaging sole for relief from high heels and are sized 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10 at a suggested retail of $9.99.

Available in over 10,000 doors around the nation and online, and in more than 40 styles, Kushyfoot delivers unheard-of comfort and high-end quality at affordable price points. Flats-to-go, tights, trouser socks, anklets/crews, foot and toe covers, shoe cushions, sport socks (including pedicure and yoga socks) and home/dorm socks comprise the collection.  Kushyfoot also offers men's socks and liners. Note: ALL RETAILS QUOTED ARE STORE BASED. Kushyfoot.com sells on a multi package basis.


Although I am a fan of all kushyfoot products, I do have some favorites. I have a couple pairs of Flats to Go in my car for those days when my feet bother me from wearing uncomfortable shoes and need a break. I like wearing the black tights with my Fall boots. But my absolute favorite is the fleece trouser, they are  soooo soft and cozy.

To buy the products I received to review, please visit Kushyfoot online store.

Many thanks to Kushyfoot. The company has generously offered the same products I received to review as giveaway prizes to one of my lucky readers. This giveaway ends on Oct 10, 2014.

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September 25, 2014

Musselman’s Apple Sauce Review & Prize Pack Giveaway

*I received a free product for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine. 


School has started and we are practicing healthy snacking with Musselman’s Apple Sauce.We were lucky enough to have received  a jar of Musselman’s Unsweetened Apple Sauce, a package of new Musselman’s Big Cup Apple Sauce, a handy swap card to inspire healthier snacking with a few recipes to get you started, and a drawstring backpack to keep me (and my little ones) organized and on-the-go.
If you have been following my blog, you probably already heard about my kids' love for Musselman’s Big Cup Apple Sauce. While my little guy love apple sauce and will eat any brand of apple sauce, his big sister is a loyal customer. She will only eat Musselman’s apple sauce. For years, I have tried to find other brands for DD to try (mostly because most restaurants we go to serve other brands of apple sauce), but she complained that they don't taste as good as Musselman’s. As such, Musselman’s is still our favorite brand. 

You could use Musselman’s Apple Sauce for cooking, but my kids love eating it as afternoon snacks. If you would like to try Musselman’s Apple Sauce, please check your local supermarket.

Many thanks to Musselman’s. The company has generously offered a prize pack that includes that same products we received to review. This giveaway ends on Oct 9, 2014.

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Transformers Rescue Bots: Mystery Rescue DVD Review

*I received a free product for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine. 


The TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, CHASE, HEATWAVE, BLADES and BOULDER, are charged with the important task of protecting the town of Griffin Rock.  Relying on their courage and friendship, these Transformers are also aided by a family of first responders, chief among them is a young boy named Cody.  This is a big task at the best of times, but even more so when uncovering the mysteries of Griffin Rock!  This mystery-themed collection of TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS  will be released on DVD September 2nd, 2014 from Shout! Factory Kids, in conjunction with Hasbro Studios. Featuring five exciting episodes that the whole family can enjoy, this DVD is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $14.93.

The small, happy town of Griffin Rock has a mystery on its hands. Make that FIVE mysteries! And it’s up to CHASE, HEATWAVE, BLADES, BOULDER and the Burns family to solve them. Do they have the sleuthing skills for the job?  Join the suspense and the fun as Cody and the TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS confront ghosts, search for the legendary Maine Ridge Monster, chase gremlins and more!    

Executive produced by Jeff Kline (TRANSFORMERS PRIME), TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS features the vocal talents of LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lacey Chabert (Party of Five), Steve Blum (TRANSFORMERS PRIME), Maurice LaMarche (Emmy® Award winner for Futurama) and the legendary Peter Cullen who voices OPTIMUS PRIME when he makes cameo appearances in the series. The TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS series is currently airing on The HUB TV Network in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.

Episodes Include:
Countdown
The Haunting Of Griffin Rock
Spellbound
Blame The Gremlins
Feed The Beast

Our Review: 
My daughter loves watching Transformers animations. In fact, we have several DVDs that my husband watches with her. Unfortunately, sometimes my little guy (who is a preschooler) has a hard time understanding the plot even though he wants to watch the show with his big sister and daddy. The Transformers Rescue Bots Mystery Rescue DVD is perfect for him because it is easy to understand but still has all of the same features that the other Transformers animations offers. He loves that cars turn into giant robots. He also loves that they work together to solve mysteries. 

To buy this DVD, please go to Amazon.com.

September 23, 2014

National Preparedness Month Opportunity with Master Lock: Review & Giveaway

*I received a free product for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine. 


Master Lock Helps Consumers Prepare for Severe Weather


Company Offers Tips for Keeping People and Possessions Safe and Secure During Stormy Seasons

North America is home to thousands of severe weather situations every year -- from thunderstorms to tornados and wildfires to hurricanes. Since many of these storms strike without much warning, Master Lock encourages consumers to prepare now to ensure their families and belongings stay safe during even the most tumultuous events.

"Storms can be devastating no matter what," said Rebecca Smith of Master Lock. "But there are some simple steps families can take now -- rather than when an emergency has already occurred -- to reduce their risk of loss and aid them in the recovery process, if needed."
Master Lock offers these tips to help families prepare for severe weather:

1. Learn the language. Beginning October 22, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in the U.S. will add two new threat levels to its weather outlooks for storm days at risk of producing tornados, hail or high winds. Risk categories will now include "enhanced" and "marginal," in addition to the existing "slight," "high" and "moderate."
In Canada, citizens can depend on Environment Canada for severe weather warnings and watches. In April, Environment Canada updated its list of alert types to more accurately describe the severity of different weather hazards.
Learn the language of your national weather advisory organization so you can prepare appropriately for severe weather. 

2. Prepare in advance. Severe weather may strike without warning, so take the basic steps now to ensure your family is ready should a storm strike when you're home or away.
If you're home when weather hits, an updated emergency kit is essential. Consumers listed water and non-perishable food as the two most important items in their emergency kits, according to the 2014 Safety and Security Survey*. Store these items in a cool, dry place and replace them every six months to ensure freshness. By writing dates on containers when you store them, you'll know exactly when it's time to swap them out. Don't forget to pack for your pets, too.
In the event that severe weather hits while you're out of town, ensure that a trusted friend or neighbor has the appropriate codes to access your property if needed. A resettable combination padlock, such as the Master Lock M175XDLF Combination Padlock, is a convenient option for securing your gate or fence since it does not require a key. It also allows you to change the combination as often as you wish, including when you arrive back home for added security. 

3. Create a backup plan. Personal memorabilia and family/business documents were listed as the top two items people would want to save from their homes in case of a severe weather situation. To ensure these important documents remain intact after an emergency passes, store them in a Sentry®Safe fire safe that offers protection against fire and flood. To aid with disaster recovery in real time, store digital copies of these important documents -- including insurance policies -- in a secure online storage hub like the Master Lock Vault. The Master Lock Vault is free and can be accessed 24 hours a day, via smartphone, tablet or computer, allowing for easy access in any situation. 

4. Secure outdoor belongings. Storms can often be most damaging to the exterior of your home, due to either heavy winds or rain, or damaging hail or lightning. In case of inclement weather, lock up all possible outdoor belongings in a covered shed or garage, and secure the door with a padlock built to survive extreme weather situations, such as the Master Lock M115XDLF Covered Laminated Padlock. For items that can't be moved to an inside space, such as patio furniture, lock them tightly together and to another sturdy surface, if possible, with a secure cable and locking system like the Master Lock Python™ Adjustable Locking Cable. These tactics may also safe-guard your belongings against looters in the worst-case scenario if you are forced to evacuate your home. 

5. Go cordless. Power outages are often associated with heavy storms. Be prepared by purchasing batteries for flashlights and weather radios and portable, external battery packs for charging cell phones when the power's out -- just be sure to keep the battery pack charged! If you lose power, remember to unplug all of your electrical appliances such as laptops, televisions and corded phones. Power surges can occur as the result of lightning and can damage plugged-in electronics and appliances. If you still have power during a lightning storm, avoid using corded (landline) telephones, as they can conduct electricity.
Visit www.masterlock.com for additional information or www.masterlockimages.com for high-res downloadable images. 

About Master Lock Company
The Master Lock Company is recognized around the world as the authentic, enduring name in padlocks and security products. Master Lock Company offers a broad range of innovative security and safety solutions for consumer, commercial, and industrial end-users. Master Lock Company LLC is an operating unit of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., a leading consumer brands company. Headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), is included in the S&P MidCap 400 Index. For more information about Master Lock visit www.masterlock.com.

*According to a May 2014 Safety and Security Survey of more than 1,000 Americans conducted by Master Lock via SurveyMonkey.

I remember buying my very first lock and it was a Master Lock. It is a brand I trust to protect my belongings. We use Master Lock and cable for our bikes and we also use Master Lock for our lockers at the gym. To secure and protect your belongings, be sure to check out Master Lock products. 

Many thanks to Master Lock. The company has generously offered a Master Lock Magnum as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers. This giveaway ends on Oct 7, 2014. 

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September 22, 2014

Postman Pat: The Movie DVD & 2 Giveaways

*I received a free product for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine. 



Join everyone’s favorite postman as he sets off on a brand new adventure in the animated family film POSTMAN PAT: The Movie, arriving on DVD September 23, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  For over 30 years, Postman Pat, together with Jess, his black and white cat, has been delighting audiences around the world with his adventures as he delivers the mail in the idyllic village of Greendale.
            POSTMAN PAT: The Movie is the first feature-length film starring the beloved postman from the long-running British children’s series.  This all-new film finds Pat center-stage as a contestant in a televised talent show competition. Will success and fame tear him away from his hometown of Greendale and the friends he loves?  Can Pat foil a sinister plot to replace him with legions of Patbot 3000 robots destined to take over the world?  Only Postman Pat can save the day.

            The renowned voice cast includes actor Stephen Mangan (“Episodes”) as Postman Pat, international recording star Ronan Keating, who provides the singing voice for Postman Pat, Academy Award® and Golden Globe® Award winner* Jim Broadbent (Paddington),
Rupert Grint, who achieved international fame as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, and David Tennant (“Doctor Who”).

 

 

*Academy Award winner Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Iris, 2001; Golden Globe winner Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, “Longford,”  2006 and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Iris, 2001

            The POSTMAN PAT: The Movie DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  The DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $16.99 U.S./$18.99 Canada.

            POSTMAN PAT: The Movie is produced by RGH Entertainment, the animation development and production division of Rubicon Group Holding (RGH), and Classic Media, a media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands.



Postman Pat: The Movie is directed by Mike Disa (Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil) from a screenplay co-written by the award-winning Kim Fuller (Spice World, High Heels & Low Lifes), Annika Bluhm (Head Writer and long-time producer of the Postman Pat television series) and Nicole Dubuc (“Ben Ten,” “The Spectacular Spider Man” TV series, “Kim Possible”).  The film is produced by RGH’s Robert Anich with Rubicon’s Randa Ayoubi and David Corbett with Dreamworks Classics’ Eric Ellenbogen and Doug Schwalbe serving as executive producers.

Our Review: 
Summer is officially over and my kids are back in school, this means that they don't get to watch as much TV as they like. Luckily, after a long day at school, they get to come home and enjoy movies likes Postman Pat. To be honest, we are not familiar with Postman Pat, but they really enjoyed the movie. After watching it with them, I thought the movie was entertaining for young kids, family friendly and kid appropriate. If you are looking a great movie for kids, I recommend checking it out. 

To buy it, please go to Amazon.com

Many thanks to Paramount, the company has generously offered 2 DVD as giveaway prizes to 2 of my readers (each winner will receive 1 DVD). This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents. The giveaway ends on Oct 6, 2014. 


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