Saturday, November 24, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday 11/23, Low Entry Giveaways!

$40.00 credit to (@12pm CST) - All 50 U.S. States - From Downriver to Downright Country *GT

Family 4 pack of Tickets to see Marvel Universe Live (@2pm CST) - Nashville, TN - From Downriver to Downright Country *GT

RADIO FLYER: 100 Years of America’s Little Red Wagon - book - U.S. - The Soccer Mom Blog *GT

3 Boxes European Organic Infant Formula - U.S. - Mommy to Max *RC

Over 250 Entries:
NIV Adventure Bible Polar Exploration Edition (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Emily Reviews *GT

Precious Moments Little Book of Thanks - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Boy Erased signed book & movie soundtrack (2 Winners) - U.S. - She Scribes *RC

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Ralph Breaks the Internet - Movie #Review! #RalphBreaksTheInternet

In RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is in theaters now!

Click Here for some Ralph Breaks the Internet Coloring and Activity pages! The link will take you to a Zip File that you can download!

My thoughts:
My three children and I really liked "Ralph Breaks the Internet." It was funny, entertaining, and helped you to remember the first movie in the beginning. The parts with the Disney princesses are so cute, and awesome! I can see a new girl's Disney princess pajama line coming out! There is one scary part in the movie when all of the Ralphs that make up the virus join together to make a really big Ralph. But other than that, the movie is great! No one dies! I am liking Disney for that choice. I don't like watching movies with my kids in which a character, good or bad, dies. Check out the TWO new clips below!

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RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET is now playing in theatres everywhere!

Thursday 11/22, Low Entry Giveaways! Happy Thanksgiving!

Beloved Devotional For Young Women - Main 48 U.S. States - Lim by Lim *GT

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

LifeTales App - One Year Child Journal Subscription Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 12/2 #ad #HolidayGifts #ChristmasGifts

A Minute A Week. A Lifetime of Stories. 
Create An Amazing Gift For Your Future 21-Year-Old!

LifeTales, a free story-sharing app, is launching a new premium add-on called Child Journals — an effortless way for parents to create an intimate gift for their future young adult; priceless time capsules from mom, dad, grandpa or anyone they invite to share a story.

Child Journals, through the LifeTales iOS app and later this winter through their website and android, transforms the traditional photo album into a priceless treasure that includes video commentary from Mom and Dad of 20 years ago … and 15 years ago … and 10 years ago … telling her how they felt, what they were thinking, how their child was behaving and more —while it was happening!

Child Journals makes it easy to preserve everything from everyday moments to key milestones and precious moments. Users simply choose the frequency they’d like to record (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly) and set an optional reminder. When they receive the reminder, they record a video message of any length, describing what’s happened recently in their child’s life and – more importantly – the intangibles: their feelings, the child’s behavior, the story behind photos — things that can only be told in a commentary. As an option, they can also include their favorite photos and videos of the week, add text captions and audio recordings. Or, they can snooze or dismiss the alarm.

Memories are safely stored and easily accessed at any time, through the LifeTales platform. The Journal can also be downloaded to the user’s hard drive at any time!

Post-launch, there will be more features, including Growth Charts, Milestones, Special Galleries for report cards, artwork, and other memorabilia. These will be included in the subscription at no additional cost.

Child Journals are now available for a monthly subscription fee of USD $1.99 per month per journal or USD $4.99 per month for the Unlimited Family Plan. For the price of a cup of coffee or a bag of chips each month, parents can create the gift of a lifetime – for themselves, and your child. During the pre-launch phase, LifeTales is offering a limited-time sale price of just $1.99 USD per month for the Unlimited Family Plan. Users can lock in this very low rate for a maximum of five years.

The Unlimited Family Plan also includes the use of the Social Memoirs premium add-on, specially designed to help parents capture and preserve the stories of the grandparents. With Child Journals, parents can gift their child with their own life story. And Social Memoirs makes it easy to also share their grandparents’ stories.

About Child Journals
Child Journals is an easy-to-create digital journal about your child, an intimate gift from Mom and Dad for your future young adult. The stories are mostly told by Mom and Dad (back when he had hair). And by invitation-only, some stories can also be from Grandma, Grandpa (who is no longer around), and family friends.

You’re probably taking a great many pictures and videos now — they’ll be a treasure for your child one day — but you’re missing the most important part: your feelings, your child’s personality and behavior, Mom and Dad’s hopes and dreams, love and emotion. All these things can’t be photographed; they’re in your head and your heart, so they need to be spoken!

It will be fascinating for your 21-year-old to look back on their life. It will also be an incredible reference one day when they’re a parent, as they see what they were like themselves at the same age as their child.

Give a lifetime of memories to the one who will always be your baby. For more information on Child Journals, visit Child Journals are currently FREE for one month! Check them out! I know my kids would love this! They have their own phone that they share and they love to take photos and videos of one another and their friends.

Every LifeTales story starts off private. When you’re ready, pick each person you’d like to share it with, and share each story differently. No false persona and no competition for likes; just you, being you, and sharing it with the ones who really care!

Use any combination of pictures, video, text, and audio. Invite contributors to create and tell stories together, and easily access your organized archive anytime, anywhere. Available from the App Store, or via browser for Android or desktop users. For more information, visit

Record your Thanksgiving and Christmas Memories and download the LifeTales App. Now! You can also give your loved ones a one year membership for Christmas or Holiday Gifts!


LifeTales is giving away a One Year Free Subscription to their Child Journals (Currently a $23.88 value)! Giveaway is open to residents who live in All 50 U.S. States only, 13 years of age or older. Giveaway ends on 12/2/18.

Disclosure: I was paid a small fee to post this ad and giveaway post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. I have not downloaded this app. yet, but I probably will because it sounds awesome and I'd love to check it out! You should too! Download it for FREE, then if you'd like to have more options, pay the small fee to do more!

The Smithsonian Exploration Station: Space & Human Body

The Smithsonian Exploration Station: Space
Take a trip into the stratosphere with Smithsonian Exploration Station: Space! With informative text and full-color photographs, young astronomers will learn about the intricate makeup of our solar system as well as distant galaxies and constellations. The 56-page fact book combined with the sticker sheet, space figurines to play with, and the glow-in-the-dark stars make this space experience interactive and engaging.

56-page fact book
30 stickers
22 glow-in-the-dark stars
2 figurines (astronaut and rocket)

Discover what makes your blood pump and your muscles stretch in this hands-on learning experience! With fascinating facts, full-color photographs, a plastic model skeleton, and 25 fact cards, Smithsonian Exploration Station: Human Body is a fun, engaging way to learn about the inner workings of the complex systems that make the human body.

56-page fact book
30 stickers
1 plastic model skeleton (13 pieces)
25 fact cards

There are three The Smithsonian Exploration Station: Space, World Atlas, and The Human Body (6-8 years; $21.99) Kits. The World Atlas set looks just as awesome as the ones above. A study was recently done on what children and adults would rather have for Christmas, a gift or an experience? Most everyone chose an experience. Reading these books and playing with these Exploration Station sets can fuel your child or grandchild's imagination. Maybe you will help them to become a space explorer, world traveler, a nurse, doctor, or something more!

My thoughts:
Both my six and nine year old girls love their kits! They both agreed on who would get which set, but they've been sharing them! My six year old daughter is finally reading, so these are perfect for her. I can see classrooms ordering these to use with their science lessons in schools. Especially when small children are just starting to learn about space and our planets, how the human body looks on the inside and how things work, and especially when they start learning about the states they live in, and that the world is so much bigger than they believe. Any child ages six to nine years of age would be happy to receive one of these for Christmas!

Disclosure: I received the Space and Human Body Exploration Station kits to review from Smith Publishing. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

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In order to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set! Your cash back comes in the form of SB points, which you can redeem for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or get PayPal cash! 

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3.00) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday 11/19, Low Entry Giveaways!

$50 Gift Certificate for Nui - Ginger Something Cookie website - U.S. - Living Smart Girl *IG

Over 250 Entries:
Giggles & Joy Kids Book (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Emily Reviews *GT

RoosterFin Games - Monkey Up, Rabbit Pirates, and Pig Tug - U.S. - Finding Sanity in Our Crazy Life *SW

Sunday, November 18, 2018

A Christmas Story LIVE, On DVD 11/20! #AChristmasStoryLive





NOVEMBER 20, 2018


Get set to experience one of the most beloved holiday tales of all time, A Christmas Story, as an exciting, live television musical event with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s release of A Christmas Story Live! available on DVD November 20, 2018. Featuring an all-star cast, and an Emmy®-nominee for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics*, A Christmas Story Live! is a three-hour, live television production that tells the story of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, who dreams of getting a Red Rider BB Gun for Christmas. A Christmas Story Live! will retail for $24.98 SRP. Christmas Story Live! is available now to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

A Christmas Story Live! will also be available on Blu-rayTM courtesy of Warner Archive Collection on November 20, 2018. Warner Archive Blu-ray releases are found via and your favorite online retailer.

The live musical event A Christmas Story, based on the Tony® Award-nominated Broadway production A Christmas Story: The Musical, is a three-hour live television production that originally aired on FOX. The musical is based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, which was written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and the novel, In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, which was also written by Shepherd. The now classic 1983 feature film, which became a sleeper hit, has since taken on a new life, along with growing critical acclaim, to become a perennial holiday favorite.

Produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television and Marc Platt Productions, A Christmas Story Live! stars Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live), Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Lion King), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Ana Gasteyer (Mean Girls, Saturday Night Live), Emmy® Award nominee Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley) and Andy Walken (NCIS).

Award-winning film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (Grease: Live, La La Land) and Adam Siegel (Grease: Live) are executive producers. Jonathan Tolins (The Good Fight) and Robert Cary (Grease: Live) are co-executive producers. Music and lyrics are composed by Benj Pasek (La La Land, The Greatest Showman) and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman).

A Christmas Story Live! originally premiered on FOX December 17, 2017 and reached an audience of nearly 5.2M total viewers.**

“A Christmas Story Live! is a hilarious and touching musical that perfectly captures the innocence of childhood and that sense of longing, and anticipation we have as kids in the days leading up to Christmas,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. She added, “A Christmas Story has become a holiday classic and now viewers can enjoy this treasured story in a whole new way, as an exciting, live television musical. If you’re a fan of seasonal television specials and movies, this is a title you won’t want to miss. We are delighted to bring A Christmas Story Live! to consumers this holiday season.”

"The Ladybug" on Digital, DVD, & On Demand 11/20! - From Lionsgate!

The animated family adventure The Ladybug arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand November 20 from Lionsgate. 

Awarded the Dove Seal of Approval for all ages, The Ladybug is an un-bee-lievably heartwarming film about courage and perseverance featuring the voice talents of YouTube star Lisa “Lisbug” Schwartz, Teen Choice Award winner Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, and Norm MacDonald. The Ladybug DVD includes the featurette “Giving the Characters a Voice: At the Recording Studio with Lisa ‘Lisbug’ Schwartz, Jon Heder, Haylie Duff, and Norm MacDonald,” and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

This would be great to include in your little girl's Christmas Eve Pajama Box!!!

In this adorable family adventure, YouTube star Lisa Schwartz plays a plucky ladybug named Ruby. Longing for the beauty and freedom of Golden Canyon, she escapes her laboratory cage and joins forces with Master Dan, a crafty dragonfly. With help from a hungry frog king, an artistic earwig, and a stinky dung beetle, they make their way to this magical land.

“Giving the Characters a Voice: At the Recording Studio with Lisa ‘Lisbug’ Schwartz, Jon Heder, Haylie Duff, and Norm MacDonald” Featurette.

Lisa “Lisbug” Schwartz (YouTube Personality with 2.2M Subscribers, Not Cool, Party Girl, TV’s “Talking Tom and Friends”), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory, The Benchwarmers), Haylie Duff  (Napoleon Dynamite, Material Girls, TV’s “7th Heaven”), and Norm MacDonald (Billy Madison, The Animal, Doctor Dolittle).

Check out the Trailer Below:

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Ultimate Edition - Review! #TheGrinch

Disclosure: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.




Thanksgiving is next week! Then it's time to start thinking about Christmas! In face, I'm putting up my tree this coming Wednesday! I can hardly wait! The elves will make an appearance too! My kids are over the moon excited about decorating the tree and their elves coming back for a month! It's our Christmas tradition to watch as many Christmas movies as we can from November 1st through December 24th! We usually always start off with "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" animated version! I remember watching it when I was younger when we'd have indoor recess because it was pouring rain outside. I also remember watching it on television when I was a little girl. I think my parents loved it as much as my sisters and I did.

This must-have release features three animated Dr.Seuss specials including How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat and Halloween is Grinch Night. This collection of films is available to own on Digital HD and in a Blu-Ray™ Combo pack which includes a Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital copy.

The two additional specials make movie night even more fun as you get more Grinch time and since these specials are available for the first time in HD, you will be able to enjoy them like never before. This is the must-have edition to everyone’s holiday movie collection.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!:
Magnificently narrated by Boris Karloff (Frankenstein, The Mummy) and directed by animation genius and cartoon legend Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes, What’s Opera, Doc?), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tells the story of the miserable Grinch, who wants to sabotage Christmas for all the Whos in Who-ville.

The Grinch thinks that by stealing the Whos Christmas trees and presents, he’ll succeed in stealing their joy. However, when Christmas morning arrives, the Grinch is taken by surprise when he notices the Whos greet the day joyously singing Christmas carols regardless of the fact that their village has been completely stripped of holiday gifts, decorations and treats. The cheerful attitude of the Whos prompts the Grinch to ponder the true meaning of Christmas and he slowly comes to realize the spirit of the season is not generated by material possessions. Will the Grinch have a change of heart and consider returning the Whos’ Christmas gifts?

The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat:
The Grinch is up to his old tricks again in The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat, the Emmy® Award-winning special directed by legendary animator Friz Freleng. In this special, the Cat in the Hat encounters the Grinch while picnicking one day. He refers to the Grinch as Mr. Greenface, which the Grinch takes an as insult, prompting him to retaliate by building a series of outrageous devices designed to cause all sorts of disruption. First, he creates a “Vacusound Sweeper,” which distorts any and all of the sounds within a 50-mile radius of the Cat in the Hat. Then he creates the “Dark House,” which is the direct opposite of a light house and puts the Cat in the Hat into complete darkness. He then uses the “Flummox Deluxe” to further warp the Cat in the Hat’s surroundings, which sends him and everything around him into complete chaos. Will the Cat in the Hat figure out a way to stop the Grinch and outsmart all his crazy devices?

Halloween is Grinch Night:
When the Sour-Sweet wind starts to blow in Who-ville, all the Whos take cover because this signifies the beginning of Grinch Night, an evening in which the Grinch descends upon Who-ville to terrorize all its citizens. As the Grinch sets out on his journey to Who-ville, he encounters a courageous young Who named Euchariah, who attempts to stall the Grinch from reaching Who-ville. The Grinch however puts Euchariah into a trance in which he encounters all sorts of strange creatures who try to intimidate him. Will Euchariah manage to snap out of the trance in time to stop Grinch from reaching Who-ville?

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: The Ultimate Edition is available everywhere in stores now and online in Digital HD. Digital HD is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray ™ discs for redemption and cloud storage.

Sunday 11/18, Low Entry Giveaways!

"The Violets of March" by Sarah Jio ~ paperback book - All 50 U.S. States - The Book Bag *RC

SmartGames IQ XOXO and Ice Pop Swap - U.S. - GayNYCDad

Disney World Trip Prep Pack - U.S. - The Budget Mouse *RC

Over 250 Entries:
Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Advent Calendar (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Emily Reviews *GT

Smock Bib from (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Emily Reviews *GT

The Giggly Guide of How to Behave - children’s book - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

$10 Chili’s Gift Card - U.S. - GayNYCDad

Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN on Blu-ray - U.S. - GayNYCDad

Full Pipe Chimes Set from Musical Pipes - U.S. - Making Life Blissful *RC