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Friday, December 14, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: LuMee Light up Phone Cases!



I received samples from LuMee for the sole purpose of this review


Being a blogger/influencer means I take a lot of pictures, and sometimes big cameras just aren't practical anymore (in fact, I haven't used a regular camera in 2-3 years and haven't even owned one for a year now). So phones are where it's at. They are small, you likely have them with you wherever you go and these days they take EXCELLENT pictures, so are perfect for those quick moments. 

But sometimes the lighting is terrible and produces bad quality photos/selfies. That's where LuMee comes in with their lit up phone cases. They offer DUO and SELFIE cases, DUO has lights on the front and back of the case and SELFIE just has lights on the front. 

I received the LuMee DUO Metallic Marble in Gold




Monday, December 10, 2018

Pink Lemonade Shop Review & GIVEAWAY!



I received samples from Pink Lemonade Shop for the sole purpose of this review

I have been using Pink Lemonade Shop cloth pads for 5-6 years now! I started out with pads from a few different shops and very quickly ended up with just my Pink Lemonade pads. They have been my favorite by a long shot and have been exclusive PLS for 4-5 years. I use a Diva Cup so I really only need a few pads as backups, yet I have over 80 in my stash. I love them so much and Sue just keeps releasing awesome prints that I have to have!

When she asked me to do another review for her, I jumped on the chance! I will forever love fluff mail and would love to share about her wonderful company, yet again!

I received 3, 8" pads and 2, 9" pads. These are mostly all I use since I use them as backup or on super light days.
I received Purple dyed Bamboo Jersey, Scales Minky, Buffalo Plaid Minky and 2 dyed Organic Bamboo Velour pads



Thursday, December 6, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Cuddle + Kind



I received samples from Cuddle + Kind for the sole purpose of this review


I've heard about Cuddle + Kind in the past, I've always admired their super cute, hand knit dolls made in Peru. Every single detail you see on their dolls has been hand knit, hand loomed, hand embroidered and crocheted by artisans using knitting expertise that has been passed down for generations. They create heirloom quality items and their hope is that their dolls can be passed down for generations as well. 




Monday, December 3, 2018

Goosebumps 2 on Digital 12/25 and DVD/Blu-Ray 1/15



Based on the best-selling book series by R.L. Stine and starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris Parnell and Ken Jeong

GOOSEBUMPS 2

On Digital December 25th
Coming to Blu-ray & DVD January 15th

Bonus Features Include a Gag Reel, Three Deleted Scenes, Five Featurettes and 3 “Slappy-oke” Sing Alongs



CULVER CITY, Calif. (December 3, 2018) – You’re in for a fun scare when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment unleashes GOOSEBUMPS 2 debuting on Digital and available via the Movies Anywhere App on December 25 and coming to Blu-ray and DVD January 15. Slappy the devious ventriloquist dummy returns to run amuck, in this second installment of the family-friendly franchise based on R.L. Stine’s beloved book series. Standing in Slappy’s way is a terrifyingly talented cast including Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Jeremy Ray Taylor (It), Caleel Harris (Castle Rock), and Chris Parnell (Rick and Morty), with Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians).


The GOOSEBUMPS 2 Blu-ray, DVD and Digital bonus features include a gag reel full of hilarious hijinks, three all-new deleted scenes and five featurettes. Between the chills, thrills and goosebumps, watch the cast get a case of the giggles in the “Gag Reel.” Dive deep in “Thrills & Chills- The Making of Goosebumps 2” with Madison Iseman, along with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew. “Meet the Monsters” gives fans a sneak peek of how the scary creatures were brought to life. In “Slappy’s Audition,” watch what happens when Slappy auditions for the role he was born to play. In “Science with Slappy,” enter the Slapatory where Madison, Jeremy and Caleel join Slappy for some electrifying experiments! And get ready to sing along with three hilarious “Slappy-oke” songs.  Who knew dummies could sing?

Synopsis:
Be careful what you wish for. With their after school junk business, best friends Sonny and Sam hope to find treasure in other people’s trash. But when cleaning out the old Stine house, they open a locked book that frees a supernatural nightmare- Slappy! Now, with the help of Sonny’s sister Sarah, they’re in a race against time to get the sinister dummy and all the creatures he’s brought to life back into the pages before he unleashes total pandemonium!

Based on the beloved Scholastic book series by R.L Stine, GOOSEBUMPS 2 was directed by Academy Award®-winner Ari Sandel (2005, Best Short Film-Live Action, West Bank Story) from a story by Rob Lieber and Darren Lemke and screenplay by Lieber. The film is produced by Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz and is executive produced by Timothy M. Bourne and Tania Landau. GOOSEBUMPS 2 is a Columbia Pictures, Scholastic Entertainment Inc./Silvertongue Films, Inc and Original Film production.

Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:
§  Gag Reel
§  Three Deleted Scenes:
§  Five Featurettes
    • “Thrills & Chills – The Making of Goosebumps 2”
    • “Meet The Monsters”
    • “Science With Slappy”
    • “Junk Brothers – Call Now”
    • “Slappy's Audition”
§  Three Slappy-Oke Sing Alongs

GOOSEBUMPS 2 has a run time of approximately 120 minutes and is rated PG for scary creature action and images, some thematic elements, rude humor and language.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Keeping your Child Busy at Home




Whether you have one or several children at home, keeping them busy on a regular basis can be a task at times.

That said you want your children to be entertained and as happy as possible.
So, how do you go about keeping them busy when home?

Games and More Await Your Child

Among some of the better activities to keep your children busy when home:
1. Games – If your child has not had a gaming experience up to now, you may well want to change this. Games such as Xbox and others are quite popular with both kids and adults. With that in mind, wouldn’t the holidays or a birthday be the perfect time to get your child an Xbox? If you are thinking along these lines, make sure to put some research into what you will get for your child. One of the key accessories to such gaming is of course the headset. Take your time to find the best headset for Xbox One. In doing so, you want a headset that is comfortable. You also seek one that prevents outside noises from interrupting the game-playing fun. You can opt for the Stealth 300 Headset, Recon 200 Headset, Elite 800X Headset or many others. The bottom line is playing games can be a great activity for your child. Heck, you can even get in on the fun with them too.

2. Friends – Allowing your child to have his or her friends over on a regular basis is also a good thing. Your child can bond with their friends in spending more time with them at your home and elsewhere. Over time, this bonding can lead to great friendships for years to come. Since it is your home, be sure to put some rules in place for when your child is entertaining one or more friends. You might also consider inviting some of the parents over at times. This can make for one big house party that all can enjoy. When you put some entertainment in your life and that of your child’s, everyone wins.

3. Family – Time with the family may seem in short supply these days. With many parents working, kids in school and doing activities once class lets out, time as a unit can be hard to come by. With that in mind, do your best to make sure your child has quality time with the family. Not only does this mean his or her parents, but also any siblings at home. If there are grandparents nearby, be sure to have them over for visits as often as possible.

4. Chores – Last, what child enjoys doing chores at home? That said such tasks are good for teaching your son or daughter responsibility as they grow up. This allows them to be better prepared for when they go off to college or even the military after high school. Having a responsible child willing to help out is good for them. It also of course takes some of the pressure off of you to get everything done.

In keeping your children busy at home, do your best to see to it boredom is never a major issue.