Saturday, February 20, 2016

NEW Doc McStuffins Shows Coming To The Disney Channel March 4th! #Adoption #DocMcStuffins

Disney Junior's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning animated series "Doc McStuffins" has some great news!

Grandma, Doc, Mom, Donny, Dad

- This spring, the McStuffins family will experience the joys of adoption and also must learn to adjust to having a baby in the house when Mom and Dad McStuffins reveal to Doc and her little brother, Donny, that they are adopting a baby! The multi-episode story arc begins March 4  (8:00-8:30am EST) on the Disney Channel, and will include storylines focusing on a variety of emotions and situations young children can encounter when a new baby arrives in the family.

Experts Adam Pertman, President and Founder of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and author of "Adoption Nation," and David Brodzinsky, Ph.D., Director of Research, National Center on Adoption and Permanency, and Professor Emeritus of Clinical and Developmental Psychology, Rutgers University, served as consultants on the episodes.

Rescue Ronda, Stuffy, Lambie, Doc

- Season four of "Doc McStuffins" will debut later this summer and will find Doc and her toy friends magically transported to a make-believe town, made up entirely of toys, where Doc serves as chief resident of the Toy Hospital.

Anthony Anderson (ABC's "black-ish"), Molly Ringwald ("Sixteen Candles"), Ellen Pompeo (ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"), Gabourey Sidibe ("Empire"), Vanessa Williams ("The Good Wife") and Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges ("Furious 7") will guest star in the new season.

Marvel Studios Has Begun Production on "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!" #GotGVol2


Principal Photography Begins in Atlanta for May 5, 2017 Release

Marvel Studios has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017. The production will shoot at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Slither”). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord;  Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (“Spectre,”  “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Drax; Vin Diesel (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7”) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (“Joy,” “American Sniper”) as the voice of Rocket;  Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jumper”) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Big Short”) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (“Oldboy”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby,” “Everest”), Chris Sullivan (“The Knick,” “The Drop”) and Kurt Russell (“The Hateful Eight,” “Furious 7”).

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

Director James Gunn’s creative team also includes director of photography Henry Braham (“The Legend of Tarzan,” “The Golden Compass”); production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek,” “Tomorrowland”); editors Fred Raskin (“The Hateful Eight,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Craig Wood (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”); composer Tyler Bates (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “John Wick”); three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”); Oscar®-nominated visual effects supervisor Chris Townsend (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”); stunt coordinator Tommy Harper (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” ); co-producer / first assistant director Lars Winther (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”); and six-time Oscar® nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Captain America: Civil War,”  “The Avengers”).

The original “Guardians of the Galaxy” was a hit with critics and audiences alike, earning over $770 million at the worldwide box-office, and holds the record as the most successful debut film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition, the film’s soundtrack went platinum and was nominated for a Grammy®.

Based on the Marvel comic characters first published in 1969, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man,” and the upcoming release schedule, which includes  “Captain America: Civil War” on May 6, 2016; “Doctor Strange,” November 4, 2016; “Spider-Man,” July 7, 2017; and “Thor: Ragnarok” on November 3, 2017.

Disney’s PETE'S DRAGON flies into U.S. theaters on August 12th! #PetesDragon

Check out the first teaser poster for Disney’s PETE'S DRAGON, a reimagining of the studio’s cherished family film about the adventures of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. Please share with your readers. PETE'S DRAGON, starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford flies into U.S. theaters on August 12th!

Also, be sure to catch the debut of the brand new teaser trailer during "Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60" on ABC Sunday night at 8:00pm EST (7:00pm CST).

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Genre: Live Action
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release date: August 12, 2016
Running time: TBD

Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford
Director: David Lowery
Screenplay by: David Lowery & Toby Halbrooks
Based on a story by: Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field
Producer: Jim Whitaker
Executive Producer: Barrie M. Osborne

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”) and Oscar® winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). The film, which is directed by David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field and produced by Jim Whitaker, p.g.a. (“The Finest Hours,” “Friday Night Lights”), with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Great Gatsby”) serving as executive producer.

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon. Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Saturday 2/20!

Parragon Fairy Tale Activity Book (@1pm CST) - U.S. - New Age Mama *GT

Circle B Ranch products (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Adventures with Kiddos *GT

Good Night, Little Love Board Book - All 50 U.S. States - Cottonridge Homeschool *RC

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Sharks and Dolphins: A Compare and Contrast Book - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Swagbucks 8th Birthday Bash! #Swagbucks

Boy do is there great news for all of you Swaggernauts this weekend.
I heard Swagbucks just announced that they are starting to prep for their 8th Birthday Bash.
React accordingly. This is pretty big news. If you weren't a Swaggernaut in years past, you might not remember that Swagbucks goes crazy with earning opportunities on their birthday. This company has been around forever in web-years and every birthday they do something special to celebrate.
Today through Thursday, February 25th you’re invited to celebrate with Double Cash Back or More through their Online Shopping portal!
How do you get invited to the celebration?
Do what you always do? Head to Swagbucks and visit all of your favorite retailer's websites, it’s that simple!
All are invited to enjoy this exclusive Cash Back shopping opportunity :)
You know that gift you’ve had your eyes on?
Buy it!
All of your favorite retailers are offering Double Cash Back including: 10% Back at, 6% Back at Macy's, 8% Back at PetSmart, 10% Back at, 8% Back at Priceline, and many more!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get to celebrating!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Thursday 2/18!

Assorted MAM Oral Care Products ($30 Value) - U.S. - The Mommy Factor *RC

Holley Gerth Book Set - U.S. - A Delightful Glow *RC

Silly McGilly plush and his sweet story and a March full of fun and laughter (like Elf on the Shelf, but for St. Patrick's Day) - U.S. - How Wee Learn

“The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa” and a large 14” plush Flash the Firefly - U.S. - Mommy's Gone Crazy *RC

Jesus Today Devotions for Kids - book - U.S. - Corine Hyman *RC

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American Sniper DVD (2 Winners) - U.S. - Live and Let Blog *RC

All 3 Red Magic eBooks - Worldwide - Susan Heim on Writing *RC

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 2/17!

AcuRite Digital What-to-Wear Thermometer and a AcuRite Atomic Projection Alarm Clock - All 50 U.S. States/CAN - Healthy Moms Magazine

$25 Gift Card from Divine Consign in Plano and Grapevine - Main 48 U.S. States - The Dallas Mom *GT

Paperback copy of "Wicked Sexy Liar," by Christina Lauren - All 50 U.S. States - Books I Think You should Rad *RC

Not a Fan Daily Devotional - U.S. - It Happens in a Blink *RC

Transformer Rescue Bots: Adventures in Time and Space DVD - All 50 U.S. States - Building Our Story *RC

Healthy Kids Dental Kit (Approx $200 Value) which includes: Adult and kids toothbrushes and toothpaste for a family of 4, a family set of dental floss, Toothbrush holders, Tongue cleaners, Mouthwash + rinse cups, Toothbrush travel cases, Toothbrush timers, Kid’s toothbrush charts + dry erase markers and The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 2/16!

Pollo Tropical Prize Pack {coupons & swag} - Main 48 Continental U.S. States - Sensibly Sara *RC

The Peanuts Movie Prize Pack - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

McDNYTriState Lunar New Year 2016 Calendar (2 Winners) - U.S. - The Mommy Factor *RC

Over 250 Entries:
Pair of Tix to romantic comedy, 2 Across - NY area - Says Me Says Mom *RC

Tornado Tamer - children’s book - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Monday, February 15, 2016

#SwaddleDesigns Muslin Swaddle Blankets #Review & #Giveaway! (US/CAN) Ends 2/29 #Swaddling #sponsored

SwaddleDesigns products are known for their great quality and long lasting value that moms and babies love and enjoy for years.

SwaddleDesigns is also well respected by the medical community – often recommended by pediatricians, nurses, doulas, newborn care instructors.

SwaddleDesigns was founded by Lynette Damir, RN, Designer and Mom of two. SwaddleDesigns is known for their premium quality fabric, fabulous colors and prints, and their innovative 123 Swaddle® pictorial instructional label sewn to the edge of their Swaddling blankets that makes learning how to swaddle so easy.

SwaddleDesigns is Eco-Friendly
In addition to manufacturing locally and offering a certified organic collection, SwaddleDesigns uses many domestic fabrics, sustainable fibers, recycled fibers, and recyclable packaging.

SwaddleDesigns Manufactures in the USA
The vast majority of our products are sewn in Seattle, Washington. We procure components directly from leading suppliers to ensure the quality of our products. SwaddleDesigns consistently delivers high quality, and we enjoy many benefits because of our Made in USA strategy. SwaddleDesigns is proud to be creating American jobs and exporting our products to Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

You can help new parents learn how to swaddle by providing this link.

Learn How to Swaddle a baby by watching the video below!

What is Swaddling?
Swaddling is an age old art of snugly wrapping your baby in a blanket for warmth, comfort and feeling secure.

Why is Supine Swaddling Important?
- Reduces Risk of SIDS
- There is evidence that swaddled back sleeping infants have lower incidence of SIDS than unswaddled back sleeping infants as stated in the Journal of Pediatrics, December 2002
- When baby sleeps better on his back, parents are less likely to use the unsafe tummy position for sleep
- Swaddling helps sleeping infants remain on their backs

Swaddled Babies Sleep Better® 
- A Washington University study proved that infants sleep better when swaddled
- Swaddled babies have fewer awakenings and twice as much REM sleep
- REM sleep is believed to be important for brain development
- When babies sleep better and longer, parents get more sleep, too

Reduces Colic and Fussiness 
- Snug swaddling soothes babies by reminding them of being in the womb
- Swaddling helps prevent over stimulation
- Swaddling helps to contain baby's own jerky movements that can startle him or her awake
- Baby is able to self-comfort by sucking on fingers or hand if swaddled with hands near face – the normal infant has been observed post delivery to bring hands to face within 30 minutes
- Infants are inefficient at regulating their own temperature. Swaddling helps to keep infants comfortably warm when parents choose the appropriate swaddle blanket. SwaddleDesigns® offers cotton flannel Ultimate Swaddle Blankets for cooler to moderate environments and cotton open weave Marquisette Swaddling Blankets for warmer climates.

Can Help Make Breastfeeding Easier 
- Baby’s extra movements are nicely contained when swaddled which can help baby focus and latch-on.
- Tuck baby’s hands into the swaddle to keep baby’s hands from impairing latch-on. Once baby has successfully latched on and is feeding well, the swaddle may be removed, so baby and mom can be tummy to tummy, skin to skin.

SwaddleDesigns soft muslin swaddles are made from high quality cotton and get softer with every wash. They feature prints and patterns sure to delight. Single muslins make it fun to choose your favorite prints and make gift giving easy because the singles come in a lovely gift box.

When your baby gets too big to swaddle, you can buy him or her some zzZipMe Sacks from SwaddleDesigns! Use code FBFan09 to receive 15% off of SwaddleDesigns zzZipMe Sacks!

You can learn more about SwaddleDesigns and purchase their blankets and other baby products at Free Shipping on All orders of $50.00 or more! Save 10% on regular price items with promo code Celebrate.

Connect with SwaddleDesigns on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Pintrest. Sign up for SwaddleDesigns newsletter to keep up with their newest products and sales! (Scroll down on their main page and look for SwaddleDesigns social media links, below it is a place to sign up for their newsletter.)

My Review:
I really love SwaddleDesigns Muslin Swaddle Blankets! I have hosted a few reviews and giveaways for their blankets on my site. I love the quality, softness and cute designs. Seems like the more I was them, the softer they get. I loved when my girls were babies, that I could look on the blanket's label or on the SwaddleDesigns website to learn how to swaddle my babies. It only took me a few tries and I had it down pat!

SwaddleDesigns Muslin blankets are great for swaddling babies, carseat blankets to cover your babies in the spring, summer and fall months, they make great nursing covers, light weight blankets for older babies and toddlers in the summer months, stroller blankets, baby doll blankets, baby doll slings for baby dolls, picnic blankets for my girls inside our home, and more! They seem to find new uses for all sorts of things in our home. Blankets also help to make forts inside our home when we can't play outdoors, which is often here in Tennessee. SwaddleDesigns Muslin blankets are so versatile that you will find more and more ways to use them while your babies are small, and as they grow up too! I can't seem to give mine away.

Win It!

Enter below for a chance to Win Two of Your favorite Muslin Singles from SwaddleDesigns (if no preference, SwaddleDesigns will ship gender neutral prints) (ARV $30.00)! Giveaway is open to residents in all 50 U.S. States and Canada, 18 years of age or older, no P.O. Boxes. Giveaway ends 2/29/16.

Disclosure: I received two muslin singles in exchange for my review and giveaway post. No other compensation was received or exchanged. SwaddleDesigns is responsible for mailing out prizes.

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Monday, 2/15!

The Thinsulin Book (@10am CST) - Worldwide - Healthy Moms Magazine

Owlegories DVD (@10:59pm CST) - US/CAN - Frugal Wife Blog *GT

Cinedigm Valentine’s Basket - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Rustler's Moon - book - U.S. - Stay at Home Mom *GL

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YL 15ml JOY EO - U.S. - YLEO Spoiled *RC

$25 Granite City - Main 48 U.S. States - Yes/No Films *GL

Polymer Goo Kit - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Soccer Sidekick Training Tool - U.S. - Stepfanie's Desk *RC

Hugs & Kisses -Pillows & Sweetheart Gift Bag set - U.S. - SCMaBT *RC

Eat Smart Precision Body Check - U.S. - Running With The Girls *RC

Kindle ebook of TANGLED by Emma Chase - Worldwide - about that story *RC

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 2/14! Happy Valentine's Day!

Carol Navy Color Block Satchel from 88 Handbags (@5pm CST) - U.S. - Angie's Angle *GT

Nickelodeon DVD’s - Blaze and the Monster Machines: Rev Up and Roar! DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: Adventures in Time and Space DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Family 4 Pack of Tickets to Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic (Roanoke, VA) on Saturday, February 20, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. - Outside the Box Mom *RC

TeachMy Deluxe Set of your choice - U.S. - Giveaways 4 Mom *GT

TeachMy deluxe kit of your choice - U.S. - Dorkys Deals *GT

Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids - U.S. - Something 2 Offer *RC

Good Night, Little Love {Board Book for Babies} - U.S. - Just A Little Creativity *RC

The Memory Painter - book, Signed Hardcover w/Vegvisir Decal - U.S. - Gwendolyn Womack *RC

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Entenmanns French Toast Little Bites $40 Prize Pack - U.S. - gaynycdad

Incipio Ultra Thin Portable Backup Battery - U.S. - gaynycdad

“Little Love Letters from God” Board Book - U.S. - Our Everyday Harvest *RC

Good Night, Little Love children’s book - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Once Upon an Elephant children’s book - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Family 4-pack of Cinderella tickets, Tues. 2/16 at the Detroit Opera House - Detroit Area - Yes/NoFilms *GL

One Firmoo voucher for a pair of Rx-eyeglasses/non-Rx sunglasses & $10 Firmoo voucher (5 Winners) - Most places throughout the World - Red-Soled Fashionista *RC