Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap Review and Giveaway!

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http://www.dialsoap.com/
Dial has been a trusted name in our home for many years.  I can still remember my grandma having Dial hand soap in her bathroom while I was growing up.  Hand washing is so important to keep the germs away - especially with kids in your home!  Well recently my family and I were given a new hand soap to try from Dial's Boutique Collection.  It's their Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap and I must say we are loving it!

http://www.dialsoap.com/category/hand-soap/liquid-hand-soap
This new hand soap really adds luxury to your hand washing experience!  I absolutely love the scent!  It is very indulgent and is inspired by freshly cut sugar cane.  The amazing tiny micro scrubbers gently cleanse your skin for a deeper clean.  I also love the moisture from this hand soap.  I do a lot of hand washing because I'm with kids all day.  My hands tend to dry out from all of said hand washing but I really haven't noticed much dryness since I started using the Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub!

You will love the other scents from Dial's Boutique Collection as well.  I have used the Water Blossoms and Coconut Lime Verbena scents and my family loves them!  My kids actually want to wash their hands because the Dial Boutique Collection Hand Soaps smell so wonderful!  Pick up some of this amazingly luxurious Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub today!

http://www.dialsoap.com/category/hand-soap/liquid-hand-soap
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Our Penguins of Madagascar Family Movie Night! #PenguinsChillOut #PenguinsInsiders #PenguinsMovie

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Last weekend we got to have a Penguins of Madagascar Family Movie Night!  My daughter had one of her friends over and we had a great time with activities and delicious ice cream and the kids were thrilled to see the all new movie: Penguins of Madagascar!  We received an awesome movie night kit that contained a fun ice cream maker, ice cream bowls, activity sheets, and some adorable plush penguin characters from this adorable movie!

First we all had a great time doing some activity sheets from the film.  Please feel free to print these activity sheets to do with your own family!  The kids loved the coloring sheets and the spy kit most of all!






After we did all of our activity sheets, the kids were excited to see the movie!  They each got to choose a plush toy to keep for their very own and were thrilled to watch to movie with their penguin characters!



During the movie they made their very own ice cream with the super cool ice cream maker that came in our movie night kit.  We simply added the ingredients and the kids were able to shake the ice cream maker while they were watching the movie.  They had a great time making their own ice cream!  When it was ready I gave each child some ice cream and they happily ate it!  



These kiddos absolutely love our weekly family movie night!  They get to stay up late and eat junk food and get to spend some much needed family time with us.  We love it too!  This movie was especially cute!  I have loved seeing these smart and crazy Penguins in all of the Madagascar movies so was thrilled to see that they now have their own movie!  The kids all love Skipper, Private, Rico and Kowalski!  They even loved the new characters from the North Wind team that we met in this movie!

Make Family Movie Night a tradition in your home and bring home Penguins of Madagascar today!  (You also may want to get your kids some "Cheezy Dibbles"  Mine have asked for them repeatedly since seeing this movie!  Oh and by the way, they have asked to watch this movie at least 10 times since our movie night!  It's a hit!!!

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Night at the Museum 3 Family Movie Night! #Night3MovieNight

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Last weekend my family and I had the opportunity to have a Night at the Museum 3 Family Movie Night!  I must confess that I hadn't seen the first two movies in this trilogy, so I was so happy that the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders included a copy of the first movie "Night at the Museum" as well as a copy of the Blu-ray combo pack of the third movie which included a download of the second movie as well!  We were on our way to a super fun Trilogy to watch as a family!  The Fox Home Entertainment Insiders hooked us up with some really fun activities, snacks and toys to try our in collaboration with these films!

We were excited to receive a gift card to Pizza Hut for our Family Movie Night!  My kids love to order pizza and their preferred topping is cheese.  Pizza is always my weakness so of course I enjoyed a few pieces too!  Here are some cute pics of my kids enjoying their Pizza Hut Pizza!



After dinner we had a great time with some super fun activities to get us all geared up for the Night at the Museum trilogy!  You can print all of these fun activities to do as a family too!




After the activities we started with "Night at the Museum" and worked our way through the trilogy.  We were given popcorn and other delicious snacks to enjoy with our movie!  The kids had a great time watching the museum come to life after hours and have asked to watch these movies over and over again since our movie night.  I for one thought all three movies were great!  Ben Stiller is a great actor and I love that he has more than one role in this film.  I think he's hilarious as the caveman.

This movie night was super fun for our family and we really want to thank the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders for allowing us to have such a great time!  You can have a fun family movie night with your family as well!  Kids of all ages will enjoy Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.  Pick up your copy today!

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Our Russell Madness Family Movie Night! #RussellMadness #RussellInsiders

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Last Friday we had a super fun family movie night incorporating the adorably fun new movie entitled Russell Madness!  My kids were given three cute plush Russell dogs that they haven't stopped taking to bed with them ever since we received them.  Our movie night was a blast and the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders hooked us up with some wonderful items to make our movie night extra special.  First of all we received a coupon for a free Minute Rice product and I was able to try a delicious new recipe in which my family ALL loved.  Now with three kids that's saying something!  We lead a very busy life and when I can find an easy and nutritious meal that my family will eat, well that's kind of like magic!  I just had to share this great recipe with my readers!  
https://www.minuterice.com/

Ingredients:
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 cups milk
1 cup frozen peas
2 cups Minute White Rice, uncooked
2 cans (6 oz. each) tuna fish, drained and flaked
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:
PREHEAT oven to 375 F.  MIX soup, milk and peas in medium saucepan.  Bring to boil on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.  ADD MINUTE White Rice and tuna; mix lightly.  SPOON into a 2-quart casserole dish; sprinkle with cheese.  Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.


After dinner we had a great time doing our Russell Madness games and activities that I have included in this post for you all to do with your family as well.  Bella and I had a great time playing Boxed In!  Sam loved the Word Search and Ava loved coloring in the Dot-to-dot of the cute pooch Russell!


Please feel free to download these printable activities so that you can also host your own Russell Madness Family Movie Night!




After dinner and activities it was time for the movie itself!  Russell Madness begins with a puppy that just steals your heart!  He can't find a family of his own and they kids found it hilarious when Russell pees on a child who picks him up trying to pick out a pet.  Poor Russell isn't picked again!  After running away from the pet store Russell meets a family trying to revive a wrestling arena.  With the adorable coach, "Hunk" - this cute monkey that you see pictured on the cover, Russell becomes a famous wrestler.  This movie is just so cute.  I love animals - especially dogs and monkeys so this was just such a great one for me to watch personally.  The kids loved it and have watched it numerous times since our actual family movie night!

After the movie it was time for dessert!  I can't leave out our other two sponsors for our Russell Madness Family Movie Night!  We were given a coupon for a free box of Joy Cones!  My kids chose waffle cones of course!  We love to crumble up our waffle cones over a bowl of ice cream so you can be sure to get a piece of those delicious crunchy waffle cones in every bite!

http://www.joycone.com/
Although we weren't able to go out for ice cream that night - it was past the kiddos' bed time.  We were also give a gift card to go out for ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery!  This is my absolute favorite ice cream place.  I love being able to pick my flavors and toppings!  While you are there next you can pick up a coupon good for $2 off a Blu-ray or DVD copy of Russell Madness and try out this yummy creation: Hunk’s Banana Split Decision™!  Oh it looks delicious!!!

http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/

Don't forget to enter to win your own copy of Russell Madness!  I have a giveaway going on right now!  If you are not my lucky winner, make sure to pick up your own copy!  It's such a fun and adorable family movie!

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Russell Madness Blu-ray Giveaway! #RussellInsiders - CLOSED!

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http://www.amazon.com/Russell-Madness-Blu-ray-Milchard-Ferraro/dp/B00S58LLAC/
Synopsis

RUSSELL MADNESS tells the story of Russell, an undersized but big-hearted terrier who dreams of having a family of his own. After running away from his pet store, Russell gets taken in by The Ferraros, a family desperate to revive their grandfather’s pro wrestling arena. That’s when they discover their new pet pooch has incredible wrestling skills. With help from his coach, Hunk, a savvy and hilarious monkey, Russell rockets to the top of the pro wrestling world and becomes a famous sports superstar. But when a dishonest promoter double-crosses the Ferraros, Russell will face his biggest challenge and discover that the strongest tag team is family.  RUSSELL MADNESS is rated ‘PG’ by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).


Enjoy these super fun activities to do with your kids based on this adorable movie!




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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Berenstain Bears' Please & Thank You Book Review and Giveaway!

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http://www.amazon.com/Berenstain-Bears-Please-Thank-Book/dp/0824919459/
I have always loved The Berenstain Bears'!!!  I love all of their books and the television program as well.  My kids have honestly grown up on the books,  We read them on every occasion that we can.  We have books for every life event: Too Much Homework, Peer Pressure, etc.  Well recently, I had the pleasure of reviewing the book: The Berenstain Bears: Please & Thank You Book.  I have been trying to teach Ava her manners in every instance that I can.  She knows to say please when she wants something.  It's so hard to say no to her because she is so darn cute with her "Pretty Please!"  We are working really hard on Thank You!  I guess once she gets what she wants she doesn't care as much to let you know she's appreciative.  Each child needs to learn their manners so the book The Berenstain Bears: Please & Thank You Book is great for all of our little ones who need some help remembering when to say "Please", "Thank You" and "You're Welcome!"

This book is a hardcover board book, so it's perfect for our little ones!  Mama Bear makes cookies and her cubs all want one.  They are reminded of the proper thing to say: "Please, may I have a cookie?"  Mama Bear is happy to give them a cookie when they use their manners.  In this crazy day and age when life is so busy, it really is nice to go back and work on our manners with who else but the Berenstain Bears!  We all remember growing up with these awesome books!  Teaching our own kids their manners just became more fun with the loveable Berenstain Bears!  Pick up your copy of The Berenstain Bears': Please & Thank You Book today!

Synopsis:

Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962 and the Bear family celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012! Here the charming and lovable Bear family is once again introducing children to the typical issues and questions that they face every day.

In The Berenstain Bears’ Please & Thank You Book, little readers are introduced to the importance of manners, through gentle reminders given to Brother, Sister, and Honey as they await their milk and cookies. The short story and well-loved characters provide toddlers a perfect introduction to valuable life lessons and routines.

About the author:
Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Though Stan died in 2005 and Jan in 2012, Mike carries on his parents’ love of creating Berenstain Bear stories from southeastern Pennsylvania, which looks a lot like Bear Country.


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Penguins of Madagascar Blu-ray Giveaway!

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http://www.amazon.com/Penguins-Madagascar-Blu-ray-Tom-McGrath/dp/B00SK573RU/
 “Hilarious! A zany blast the entire family will enjoy.

Nothing but non-stop fun and laughter!" – Shawn
Edwards, FOX-TV 

Perfect for Easter Gift Baskets, the Blu-ray™ and DVD Come With Two Hopping Penguin Toys Available for a Limited Time

LOS ANGELES, CA – They’re cute...they’re cuddly...they’re back!  From the creators of MADAGASCAR comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds!  In DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world.  It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love!  Introduce the Penguin family to your family on March 17 when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

And for a limited time, get 2 hopping Penguin toys only with the DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Easter DVD and Blu-ray™ pack on March 17 making it the perfect gift for Easter baskets.

 PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR is “a fun, smartly conceived film that will appeal to all movie-goers,” proclaims Bill Bregoli of CBS Radio. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the film received an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A-” CinemaScore® and certified fresh on RottenTomatoes.com.

Directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR features the voice talents of John Malkovich (“Crossbones” Red 2), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), and Ken Jeong (The Hangover), joining Tom McGrath, Chris Miller and Christopher Knights, who are reprising their roles as the Penguins from the beloved Madagascar franchise.

The Blu-ray™ and DVD feature hours of bonus materials that uncover the covert operations of the PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR including several exclusive featurettes, a deleted scene, a music video by Pitbull, a dance tutorial by tWitch, and more.




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You can pre-order Penguins of Madagascar on Amazon for only $22.99!

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.