Disney On Ice – Let’s Celebrate – Minneapolis

 

*I received tickets to Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

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It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains, a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe. Come join the party!

This is the second Disney on Ice show I have been to and they do not disappoint! {You can read about their Passport to Adventure show here}  I went with my friend and her daughter, Miss L again.

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Miss L was too cute. Her eyes were glued to the stage and she waved at the Disney characters to get their attention and say hello.  It is a wonderful show for all ages!

The theme of the show is “Celebrations”. They start off with an UnBirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter and then they have a Halloween Celebration.

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Jack led the Halloween celebration and was joined by other Disney Villains such as Cruella DeVille, Captain Hook, Maleficient, and more!  From Halloween they moved on to Valentine’s Day complete with a visit from the Fairy Godmother and the Disney Princesses! Below they explain to Minnie and Mickey “How Does She Know When You Love Her”

They also celebrated Summer vacations with trips all over the world! They visited Hawaii and had a luau with Lilo & Stitch, a Mardi Gras celebration with Tiana, a Brazilian Carnival, and more!

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Here is part of the celebration in China with Mulan.

After summer vacations they had a Christmas celebration and even had a visit from the Toy Story gang.  Below they sing “The Toys are Back in Town:

The show was incredible! It can be enjoyed by children of all ages.  I highly recommend it.

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Of course they closed it out in traditional Disney amazingness!

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Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush with charging base by ToiletTree Products

 

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
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Two Great Electric Toothbrushes for the Price of One!

With this product, you not only will receive a high quality electric toothbrush for home, but you also will receive a bonus smaller travel size sonic toothbrush to take on the road with you.
Included are 2 toothbrush heads and a recharging station to store and charge your toothbrush when not in use.

I have always used a “manual” toothbrush.  I just bought whatever had the best deal or brightest color and went with it. I found I preferred some brands to others but for the most part they were pretty much the same.  That was totally not the case when I tried the Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush by ToiletTree Products.   I can really tell the difference and my teeth feel cleaner (like after visiting the dentist and getting a cleaning). I had no idea that I just wasn’t getting the job done.  I love that it comes with a travel version too!

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  • Ergonomical and waterproof design.
  • 2 minute auto-timer ensures dentist recommended brushing.
  • Brush operates at 8,800 oscillations per minute which helps to remove more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush.
  • Unit charges on included recharge station using universal voltage (100-240v)
  • 2 brush modes – Clean & Sensitive.
  • 2 Color Options: White or Black

They offer a 100% 365-day money back guarantee to all their customers. That’s how confident they are with our product.

You can find Toilet Tree products on Amazon!


 

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Think BrylaneHome for all your Bathroom Needs

 

*I received BrylaneHome Bath Towels and a Storage Wardrobe to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

BrylaneHome is where value-conscious consumers find everything they need to bring out the best in their homes. Whether you’re searching for a new window look to let in more light and brighten up a room, or the perfect bath accessory to help turn an ordinary bathroom into a home spa, you know you can count on us. You’ll also find the brand-name products you love and trust, such as Singer® Sewing, Waring Pro and Cuisinart® Collections. BrylaneHome is the perfect place for all the right touches at all the best prices.

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I don’t know about you, but towels are important to me. I can’t just buy any towel. They need to be soft and not leave fuzz all over you after using them.  I love my new Studio Bath Collection 6 piece set in Bark from BrylaneHome.  They are super soft.  I really like that I can get the quality I love with out breaking the bank.

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The set comes with two large body towels, two hand towels, and two wash clothes. They also have 16 different colors to choose from.  Of course, now that I have these fantastic towels (and plan on ordering more) I need to find a place to store them.

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This 6-Draw Storage Wardrobe from BrylaneHome is perfect!  It was very easy to assemble. That’s saying a lot. I can do arts and crafts all day but I am NOT (not even close) to a “handy” person.  Not only was it easy to assemble but it didn’t take me long to do it. It’s very light weight also.

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The drawers are perfect for storing towels and things you often find yourself needing in the bathroom like jammies for the munchkins, diapers, and more! The options are limitless. It comes in two color variations to match everyone’s bathroom.  I also love the wooden top. It’s very sturdy.

Are you redoing your bathroom or just looking for some essentials? I suggest checking out BrylaneHome!

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Hasbro New Games – Review

 

*I received Monopoly Jr, Disney Pop Princesses, and Play Doh Cake Sweet Shoppe to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

I’m  thrilled to share the latest product updates and highlights from Hasbro with you as we enter an exciting new year! With just a few clicks below, you’ll find everything you need to kick off 2014 with the whole family!
 
Can you believe we’re coming to the end of February already?! I can seriously remember sitting in the 6th grade hallway watching the high school seniors thinking “I will never make it to a senior, it’s soooo far away”. Now, I can’t believe I graduated almost 18 years ago!  Time does fly by super fast especially the more you age. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. One of the things we love to do is play games! Here are 3 brand new games from Hasbro you should check out!
Right now our favorite is Monopoly Jr.  In fact, I do child care for kids ages 8 to 13 and this is the most requested game.  It is a much simpler version of the standard Monopoly.  There are only $1M bills which makes it easier for the kids.  I said it’s 1 Monopoly dollar but kids insist it stands for $1 million.  Also, rather than trying to remember the property you buy you get little pieces that match your playing piece (car, ship, cat, or dog) so you can mark your property.  The kids love it.
It’s the first Monopoly game for kids, where they earn money the fun way! This Monopoly Junior game is just like the classic game, but it’s designed for younger players: fast, simple, and full of surprises. Kids will learn how to pass Go, buy fun properties like an ice cream parlor, and collect rent while single banknotes keep the transactions fast and easy. When one player runs out of money, the one with the most money wins! This fast-trading property game will lead to hours of fun for budding entrepreneurs!
Includes gameboard, 4 tokens, 20 Chance cards, 48 Sold signs, 90 x M1 banknotes, 4 Who’s Your Token? character cards, and 1 die.
  • Fast-trading Monopoly Junior game is for younger players
  • Game is like the classic Monopoly game but easier for kids
  • Adorable character tokens
  • Properties are fun places like an ice cream parlor and a skate park
  • Single banknotes keep the transactions quick and easy
  • Ages 5 and up
  • For 2 to 4 players

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Another fun one is the Disney Princess Pop-Up Magic Castle Game. Kels and Lil really love Disney princesses. I can’t blame them, I do too, this is a fun one we can play together. The boys have zero interest in it unless it’s to aggravate the girls.
Join your favorite Disney Princesses on a magical journey in this Pop-Up Magic Castle game! The gameboard has a beautiful castle for imagining a whole world of Disney adventures. You can play the game as Aurora, Snow White, Belle or Ariel, and move along the path with spins of the spinner. Connect the board to other Pop-Up Magic games (other games sold separately) for a longer path and even more magic. Friend tokens can help you move even farther down the path, and if you reach the enchanted Finish stone on the board, you win!
Includes gameboard, 4 Disney Princess characters, spinner, 12 friend tokens, gameboard connector and instructions.

  • Pop-Up Magic Castle game has a gameboard with a pop-up castle
  • You can play as Aurora, Snow White, Belle or Ariel
  • Spin the spinner to see how far down the path you can move
  • Reach the enchanted Finish stone first to win
  • Gameboard connects to other Pop-Up Magic gameboards (other games sold separately)
  • Ages 3 and up

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They all love the Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Double Desserts.  We always have a fun time when we play with Play-Doh!  This is a fun one when they have a day off of school or a weekend because they spend a lot of time when they’re playing with it.
Be a pastry chef with your own toy oven and Play-Doh ice cream freezer
Create colorful Play-Doh cakes, then top them off with a scoop of pretend ice cream
You’ll really hear a ding when your Play-Doh cake is finished
Plus Up Your Creations with 2 cans of Play-Doh Plus frosting
Shape a pretend cupcake, pie, or cookie, then decorate and share
Set includes four three-ounce cans of PLAY-DOH modeling compound, CAKE MAKIN’ STATION tool and other fun accessories.
Make sure to check out Hasbro’s new and classic games and spend some time with your family!
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Rustic / Vintage Skeleton Key Bottle Opener Party & Wedding Favors Review

 
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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Our Vintage Skeleton Key Bottle Opener Wedding Favors will truly captivate your guests at your rustic or vintage themed wedding! These pop top bottle opener wedding favors are the perfect way to say “thank you” to your guests for sharing in your special day.

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This is such a unique gift idea. Not only for a wedding favor but any type of favor.  I love vintagey (yes, it’s a word, I just made it up) looking things. This is not only a super cute decoration but also comes in handy when my hubby is opening a beer.

Each alluring keychain measures Each measures 4” x 1.5” (6.5” long including tassel)

Ornate vintage style with a beaded texture design, and is crafted in classic antique copper-colored metal

A fancy brown tassel is attached to the top of each vintage key, and a sturdy bottle opener at the bottom will make opening pop top bottles an easy task

An elegant choice for wedding favors, bridal shower favors, engagements or any celebration!

Each skeleton key is placed in a bed of white satin, within a beautiful bronze gift box with clear top so your guests easily can see its beauty and includes includes a matching brown “For You” tag.

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Lum Lum Dolls – Review

 

*I received Lum Lums to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

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This brand new collection of sweet and adorable pocket-sized dolls, pets and accessories light up when they work together with the magical power of friendship. There are endless ways to connect with Lum Lums!  When girls hold Lum Lums by both their hands, they create a special circle of friendship, and all the dolls in the circle magically light up! Girls can include an unlimited number of Lum Lums dolls and friends into their glowing circle of friendship!  

These dolls are so cute! Kelsey (age 6) and Lily (age 5) love them too! They just think they’re the coolest. They’ve been playing with them daily.  They can be customized with interchangeable skirts, boots, and accessories.  We’ve already picked out a “must have” list to go with their Lum Lums.The new Lum Lum collection features four individual Light-Up dolls including:

  • Floressa – Her amazing flower creations are the highlight at every garden party
  • Trindi – She is a fabulous fashionista with designs that dominate the runway
  • Yummie – Her pastry creations are always the talk of the town
  • Valerina – Her dancing will always steal the show

Each Lum Lum comes with her own pet NuNu and lots of interchangeable fashion accessories and play sets. The NuNu pets share the magic of friendship as they light up with a touch from any Lum Lum.  And there’s more friendship magic: Nu Nu’s also light up when they touch noses with each other. Girls can also create a Lumination Village with a complete collection of light-up themed play sets, including a fashion boutique, a flower vase, vanity set, tea set and fashion set!

You can find Lum Lums in select boutiques and amazon.com!

 

You can connect with them online too!

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Ageless Derma Anti-Wrinkle Cream – Review

 
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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Ageless Derma Stem Cell and Peptide Anti Wrinkle Cream incorporates an apple stem cell extract called PhytoCellTec that has demonstrated 100% effectiveness in measurably reducing facial wrinkles.

I am in my mid thirties and I’m noticing that I’m getting crow’s feet around my eyes. I like to think it’s from smiling so much and not because I’m “getting older”.  My skin has always been dry and sensitive, but since I recently moved from south FL to north Iowa it’s even more dry and sensitive. I’m very impressed with this cream. My skins wants to drink it in.  I honestly can’t notice a difference but that may be because I look at my face every day. I have received compliments though that my face looks brighter.

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Even celebrities, who have access to any skincare product they wish, depend upon PhytoCellTec to maintain their luminous complexions. According to Vogue magazine, film stars such as Julianne Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Helen Mirren all enjoy the dazzling results of using the apple stem cell extract.

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With confidence, we invite you to dare to dream of smoother, silkier, firmer, brighter skin. Ageless Derma Anti-Wrinkle Cream will revitalize your skin’s health and recapture your youthful radiance!

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These are a Few of my Favorite Things #NSNation

 

*I am a Nutrisystem Blogger.  I have received food free of charge as part of this role.

 

Most of my friends have noticed that I’ve been losing weight (I’m down almost 13 pounds!!). I get the normal questions like “what are you doing?” And I get a lot of questions like “Is Nutrisystem hard?” or “Do you really like the food?”

First, Nutrisystem is totally easy! You get prepackaged food! Talk about a time saver. By eating proper portions it’s easier to figure out a proper portion when I’m out to eat with friends. Second, *most* of the food is delicious. I’ll be honest, I don’t like every single thing.  I do like the majority of it though.  I wanted to share two of my favorites.

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How delicious does this look?! It’s the Turkey & Italian Sausage Pizza.  I get to eat things like this for dinner!  It is so yummy!  The first time I had one of their pizzas my thought was “it’s so small”.  I have now adjusted to the proper portion and feel full when I eat dinner.

After dinner (or later in the evening) I even get dessert!

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This is my absolute favorite! It’s their Red Velvet Whoopie Pie! It is so delicious. I love everything about it from the moist red velvet cake to the creamy filling.

I get awesome things like waffles, omelets, and oatmeal for breakfast. I have a selection of soups, fajitas, sandwich rolls and bars for lunch. Dinner is so varied as are the snacks and desserts. I also add in my vegetables, proteins, and smart carbs for the day. I love that I’m able to enjoy good food and still lose weight.

So, what are you waiting for? If you want to lose weight, try Nutrisystem. It works!

Signature Donna

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Nestle Candy – Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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Share the Love this Valentine’s Day with New Treats from Nestlé!  Love is sweet, but candy is sweeter!

I do realize that Valentine’s Day was Friday, but just about anytime is a sweet time to enjoy Nestle‘s! Also, when Valentine’s Day rolls around next year think of them for creative Valentine’s Day cards and treats!

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Create delicious, budget-friendly Valentine’s Day treats that your friends and family will surely love. Add some Valentine’s Day spirit to your desserts by serving up unique treats such as such as SweeTARTS Hearts or Butterfinger Hearts to top off your cupcakes, cookies or rice crispy treats. Try these fun recipes or create your own. The possibilities are endless!
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My favorite were the Butterfinger hearts! I had to give them away or I’m sure I could have eaten the whole bag!

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My husband is a fan of the Bottle caps.  They came in a variety pack that also included Nerds and Laffy Taffy.

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So, whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, any other holiday, or just want a sweet treat, consider Nestle!

Signature Donna
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Little Passports – Review

 

*I received a month of Little Passports to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

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Little Passports is your Child’s Ticket to an exciting global adventure. Inspire a love and understanding of the world as your child learns about a new country every month.

 

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Little Passports is a really fun way to learn. They send a package every month with activity sheets and other items to help your children learn.  They’re even helping children Learn about Winter Olympics with Little Passports for kids!

You just sign up, check your mail box, then discover and learn! There are two different versions.

World Edition (Recommended age: 5-10 years old)

Explorer Kit for Month 1

  • A fun travel suitcase with a letter from our globetrotting characters Sam and Sofia
  • World wall map
  • Travel passport
  • Fun stickers, an activity sheet, and access to online games and activities

Country adventure kits for future months

Sam and Sofia visit a new country every month and send your child:

  • An adventure letter
  • Fun souvenirs
  • Stickers for your child’s suitcase, passport, and map
  • Photos from that country’s sites
  • Online games and activities in our Boarding Zone

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USA Edition (Recommended age: 7-12 years old)

Discovery Kit for Month 1

  • An introductory letter from Sam and Sofia
  • USA Field Guide
  • USA Scratch Book
  • USA Wall Map
  • Disposable Camera and Photo Scavenger Hunt

State adventure kits for future months

Sam and Sofia visit 2 new states every month and send your child:

  • A 32-page activity-packed journal covering 2 states
  • Stickers
  • Pop-out Models
  • Postcards
  • Access to more information and activities online

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Review of the USA Edition

Hi, my name is Jayden.

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I think Little Passports helps kids learn about their states and the country.

It comes with a passport, camera, activities, scratch book, United States field guide book and stickers.

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What I like about it is the camera. You can take pictures of cool things. I also like the United States Field Guide that helps kids learn about their state. It asks them questions about the state like “What is the capital of our state?”

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I think it’s a good thing to get kids my age (I am 10), because if you are learning about your state or other states it will help you a lot.

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Play Anywhere Personalized CD – Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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Music has the unique ability to literally transport you back to a different place in time. That road trip from 1989, that summer you learned to swim at the lake, the songs from your wedding, and endless and countless others. Music is a universal language that keeps on telling stories and generates emotions like Nothing else. Happiness, heartbreak, birth, companionship, sports – memories and times in life are defined with song. Imagine selecting a bunch of those tunes and compiling them into a personalized CD. Select the tunes, personalize the artwork with images of your choice and then choose the recipient.
This is such a cool idea! I absolutely love that this is such a creative gift.  You have full creative control over the final product. The music is also available for download across all your devices. smartphone, tablets, and computer. When you gift a CD, they receive a gift code instructing how to enjoy their content… everywhere.
When I first went to the site my intentions were to create a gift for someone else, but I have to be honest. I got WAY too excited when I hit the 90′s genre!  Boy did it bring back Jr High and High School memories (I graduated in 1996).  I totally made myself a 90′s Jams mixed CD!
I totally love my personalized CD! I was able to pick the songs I wanted and even put them in the order I wanted them.  They have so many songs and so many genres.  I created my CD cover.  They also have gift packaging if you’re sending it to a friend.
So if your’e truly looking for a unique gift and sick of spending double the amount of money just to hit the skip button, check this out.
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Rug Pad USA – Review

 

*I received a rug pad to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

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Our Eco-Cushion pads are the ultimate luxury rug pad solution – ideal for higher end Oriental rugs.  Eco-Cushion is top of the line in regards to cushioning, longevity, and non-slip support.   Unlike cushioned polypropelene rug pads (that will pack down over time), Eco-Cushion padding will stay soft year after year.

Eco-Cushion rug pads are manufactured using a process that has minimal impact on the ozone layer and constructed primarily of bio-based, renewable, and eco-friendly materials – including 100% natural soybean oil and a non-slip organic polymer coating.   Many of the traditional pvc and rubber rug pads on the market contain potentially harmful fillers that might “out-gas” after many years of use (hence the aweful “out of the box” odors associated with traditional rug pads).

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I don’t know about you, but I can not seem to keep my run in one place in my kitchen.  I have a laminate floor and a long runner type rug. It’s constantly sliding and turning. It probably doesn’t help that I have a cat that likes to drag it too. I was pretty excited to get my rug pad knowing it would totally help to keep it in one place.

Not only does it now stay in place (very well I might add), but I get another bonus I wasn’t even expecting. Support.  I spend a lot of time in the kitchen between cooking meals, baking, and washing dishes. I didn’t even realize how much my feet needed the support until I stood on my rug with the pad.  I have the Eco-Cushion rug pad which  is about 1/4” thick and provides extra cushioning and comfort.

Recommended: High end rugs (especially Oriental) on all floors and finishes.

Use With: hardwood floors and polyurethane finishes, hot and humid climates, tile, stone, and marble

  • 1/4″ thickness provides ample cushioning
  • 100% Safe for all floors – Ideal for hardwood floors and polyurethane finishes
  • Manufactured more eco-friendly materials, including organic polymer and soybean oils
  • Easy to clean, simply hand wash and dry
  • 20 Year Warranty – Made in the USA

You can purchase several different rug pads on their site here.

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Marvel Super Hero Mashers Review & Giveaway #MyMashUp

 

*I received Marvel Super Hero Mashers to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

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Make your own hero mash-up with these customizable Marvel figures! All their parts are removable so you can swap parts from other Super Hero Mashers figures (sold separately). Then you can give your mash-up a battle upgrade! Customize and gear up your superhero adventures!

Needless to say, we were pretty excited to receive our package with our Spiderman and Hulk Super Hero Mashers.  We opened the packages and immediately started switching their parts. We couldn’t put them together as themselves, they’re called mashers for a reason.

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Here’s our Hulk mash up.  He had the body and web from Spidey and his legs.  We tried to put Spiderman’s head on Hulk’s body and his own legs, but his skinny legs couldn’t hold himself up. Instead, we switched out heads:

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We have had so many variations of these two and I now have a list of what is wanted for Christmas this year. Let me give you a hint: It’s ALL of the rest of the characters!

They have Spiderman, Hulk, Iron Man, Wolverine, Iron Patriot, Thor, Captain America, Doctor Doom, and Hawkeye.
You can find out where to purchase all the Marvel Super Hero Mashers here.

  • Includes figure and accessory.
  • Super Hero Mashers figure is totally customizable
  • Head, arms and legs detach
  • Give him different superhero parts from other Super Hero Makers figures (sold separately)
  • Missile launcher works with any Super Hero Makers mash-up

Ages 4 and up.

Marvel products are produced by Hasbro under license from Marvel Characters B.V.

Signature Donna

 

Are you ready for a giveaway?!

We’re giving a set of Marvel Super Hero Mashers to one lucky reader! All you have to do is enter on the rafflecopter below! Good luck!

*Open to US only. Ends 2/20/2014 at 11:59pm EST.  Hasbro will send 2 random Mashers to the winner. You may or may not receive the same ones I did.

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Thor: Dark World DVD – Review

 

*I received a copy of Thor: Dark World to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World arrives on 3D Combo Pack, Single-Disc Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand February 25th and will be available on Digital 3D and Digital HD on February 4th! Bonus features include an exclusive first look at Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, never-before-seen extended and deleted scenes and more!
Check out the trailer!

I am a HUGE fan of Marvel and I am obsessed have a love and appreciation for Thor and Loki too! This movie does not disappoint. There were several surprises (even you haven’t seen it, go get it, now!)  I have seen it at least a dozen a few times.  I have a special love for this film because I was able to attend the Red Carpet premier to it out in Los Angeles!

From The Studio That Brought You Marvel’s The Avengers 

 

MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Bring Home The Ultimate Battle for The Cosmos with Exclusive Bonus Features!

Available on Digital 3D and Digital HD February 4th, 2014

And on 3D Combo Pack (3D Blu-ray™, 2D Blu-ray, Digital Copy),
Single-Disc Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand February 25th, 2014

 

 

Synopsis:                Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.  In the aftermath of Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness.  Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

 

Cast:                     Chris Hemsworth (Marvel’s Thor, Marvel’s The Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman) as Thor, Natalie Portman (Marvel’s Thor, Black Swan, Star Wars Episodes I-III) as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston (Marvel’s Thor, Marvel’s The Avengers, War Horse) as Loki and Anthony Hopkins (Thor, Silence of the Lambs, Nixon) as Odin.

Director:                Alan Taylor (TV’s Game of Thrones, TV’s The Sopranos, TV’s Mad Men)

Screenplay:           Christopher L. Yost (Revolutionary Road, Snitch)

Christopher Markus (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise)

Stephen McFeely (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise)


Story by:                 Don Payne

Robert Rodat

Producer:                Kevin Feige, p.g.a. (Marvel’s The Avengers, Marvel’s Iron Man Franchise)

Executive Producers:     Louis D’Esposito (Basic Instinct, Marvel’s Iron Man, Marvel’s The Avengers)

Victoria Alonso (Marvel’s Iron Man, Marvel’s The Avengers, Big Fish)

Craig Kyle (X-Men: Evolution, Ultimate Avengers, Iron Man: Armored Adventures)

 Alan Fine (Marvel’s The Avengers, Marvel’s Iron Man, Marvel’s Thor)

                                        Nigel Gostelow (Batman Begins, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Da Vinci Code)

Stan Lee (Marvel’s Iron Man, Spider-Man, Marvel’s Thor)

Release Date:         February 4, 2014 for Digital 3D (Select Retailers) and Digital HD

February 25, 2014 (Direct Pre-book: TBC; Distributor Pre-book: TBC)

 

 

Bonus Features:

(3D Combo Pack, BD, DVD & Select Digital Retailers)

                 

 

·       Never-Before-Seen Extended and Deleted Scenes

·       Gag Reel

·       Exclusive Look – Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier

o   Get an exclusive first look at the latest installment in the Captain America franchise and its incredible cast of characters, including Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Director Nick Fury, Chris Evans, our hero Steve Roger’s, his new ally Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon played by Anthony Mackie, and a mysterious enemy from the past…the Winter Soldier played by Sebastian Stan.

·       A Brothers’ Journey:  Thor & Loki

o   In this 30 min feturette go behind the scenes with filmmakers and cast as we explore two of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Universe with stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) & Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and journey through the key moments that have defined and endeared these characters to audiences around the world.

·       Scoring Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World with Brian Tyler

o   Go behind the scenes with the filmmakers and acclaimed composer Brian Tyler for a look at the creation of the movie’s stunning original score.

·       Audio Commentary with Director Alan Taylor, Producer Kevin Feige, Actor Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau

·       And More…

 

Ratings:                            PG-13

Feature Run Time:            1 hrs. 51 min. 53 seconds

Aspect Ratio:                   1.85:1

Audio:                              Dolby Digital Surround Sound

Languages:                     English, French & Spanish

Subtitles:                          English, French & Spanish

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Jungle Book – Review

 

*I received a copy of Jungle Book to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

Get ready to sing along with Mowgli all over again as Disney’s The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition comes to Blu-ray™ for the first time ever on February 11th, 2014! This Diamond Edition is packed with more than just the bare necessities of bonus features, including an alternate ending and an interview with Richard M. Sherman, Diane Disney Miller and Floyd Norman!

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I vividly remember watching this moving A LOT with my grandma when I was little.  It has always been one of my favorites.  I would sing and dance and then ask her to play it again.  Of course I had to wait because you had to rewind the VHS tape, but I loved it.  My grandma is no longer here with us, but I love the warm memories this brings back. I’m also really excited to make new memories with this movie and my grand daughter!

Find Clips and Free Activity Sheets for the Jungle Book here

Make Mowgli and His Jungle Family A Part of Yours When

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Swings onto Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital on February 11, 2014

 

Film Synopsis:                  Now for the first time ever on Blu-ray with glorious digital high definition, Disney’s Jumpin’ Jungle Classic has never looked so lush or sounded so good! Beloved characters, swinging music and new behind-the-scenes bonus features make this Diamond Edition Blu-ray a must-have for every family’s classic collection!

Meet the most unforgettable characters and embark on a thrilling adventure with Mowgli as he journeys deep into the jungle and learns “The Bare Necessities” of life from happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear. Meet Bagheera, the wise old panther, and crazy King Louie, the orangutan. But watch out for the cunning tiger Shere Khan and Kaa, the ssssneakiest snake in the jungle!

Explore your family’s wild side as you venture into The Jungle Book for extraordinary adventures and a heartwarming tale that celebrates the true meaning of friendship.

 

Voice Talent:                      Phil Harris (Robin Hood, The Aristocats) as Baloo the Bear; Sebastian Cabot (The Sword and the Stone, Winnie the Pooh) as Bagheera the Panther; Bruce Reitherman (Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree) as Mowgli the Man Cub; George Sanders (All About Eve, Rebecca) as Shere Khan the Tiger; Sterling Halloway (The Aristocats, Alice in Wonderland) as Kaa the Snake; J. Pat O’Malley (Robin Hood, Mary Poppins) as Col. Hathi the Elephant/Buzzie; and Louis Prima (The Continental Twist Hey Boy! Hey Girl!as King Louie of the Apes

 

Producer:                             Walt Disney

 

Director                                 Wolfgang Reitherman (The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, The Aristocats)

 

Writers:                                 Larry Clemmons (The Fox and the Hound, Robin Hood, The Aristocats)

Ralph Wright (The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh, The Aristocats)

Ken Anderson (The Rescuers, The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh)

Vance Gerry (The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh, Robin Hood)

**Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling Mowgli Stories.

 

Music:                                      Music by George Bruns, Songs by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman.  “The Bare Necessities” by Terry Gilkyson.”

 


 

Release Date:                    February 11, 2014

Direct Prebook                December 17, 2013

Distributor Prebook: December 31, 2013

 

All-New Blu-ray               Introductions by Diane Disney Miller and Richard M. Sherman

Bonus Features:             Alternate Ending – Mowgli and The Hunter

@DisneyAnimation: Sparking Creativity

Music, Memories & Mowgli: A Conversation with Richard M. Sherman, Diane Disney Miller and Floyd Norman

Disney Intermission – Bear-E-Oke hosted by Baloo

Bear-E-Oke Sing A Long

I Wanna Be Like You – Hangin’ Out At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

 

DVD Bonus Features:                   All the Classic bonus features included in the original DVD release

 

Packaging:                          2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack  (BD + DVD + Digital Copy), DVD and Digital

 

Feature Run Time:       78-minutes

 

Rated:                                      G in U.S. & Canada (Bonus materials are not rated)

 

Aspect Ratio:                      1.75:1 formatted for 16×9 TV screens

 

Sound:                                    Blu-ray: 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (English); Original Theatrical Mix (English); Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (French and Spanish)

DVD: Original Theatrical Mix (English); Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (English, French and Spanish)

 

Languages:                         English, French and Spanish

 

Subtitles:                              English SDH, French and Spanish

 

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