GIVEAWAY. INSTANT FAMILY DVD and art prize pack from Paramount Pictures. Use the art set every instance you watch the film.

How was your weekend? I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Saturday with my husband and youngest daughter. It was really fantastic, but so crowded.
I was ready for a cold drink and lunch/dinner by the end of the afternoon. We headed to Whalburgers Restaurant in Philadelphia. You know, the famous Whalberg brothers, Donny, Paul, and Mark from their music, movies, television shows, and restaurants.
And guess what-I watched a movie staring Mark Whalberg this weekend also.
the mr. takes a selfie with the brothers at Whalburgers
By Sunday night the hubs and I were ready for some living room time on the couch with a movie, I had been waiting a few days to watch a certain film, but thought I'd wait to the Mr. was available. So Sunday night was the night!
We watched: INSTANT FAMILY, starting, Mark Whalberg and Rose Byrne.
This Blu-Ray combo pack, DVD, and  Digital version will be for sale in stores on Tuesday March 5, 2019. Shop for the Blu-Ray-DVD-Digital Combo where you buy films. Watch the trailer on You Tube  PG13.

The film begins with Pete (Mark Whalberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) as a couple that flips, (not literally flips) but remodels houses. After work each day, they come home to their dog and clean, comfy home.

Somehow the topic of Foster children is introduced by Ellie to Pete. There is discussion among the extended family, Foster Parent meetings, and a chance to meet Foster Children at a picnic in the park.

They set out to Foster one child, but learn this one child has two other siblings, So, the family agrees to Foster all three children. Ya know, I was thinking how great it would be for all these kids to be together with such great Foster Parents, in a cozy house, their own bedrooms, and healthy meals. I sure would want to stay with my siblings.

The meddling family members don't understand any of their motivation to foster children. But, gosh as the days go by and love grows deep, they get it, the kids get it, and I get it.

Their last home was dirty, the yard was like a dump-honest, and the Foster parents were just plain ole' mean. I think Pete and Ellie were just shocked to see the kids living conditions. It's one of those moments you say "kids get in the car, go, go now, get in the car" we will rescue you from this place.

Do you think these three kids would cause a ruckus? Well, they do.
The youngest wants to eat potato chips for every meal. The oldest wants her independence, and the middle boy seems to always be getting injured.

Pete and Ellie learn that these kids are used to taking care of themselves and it's hard for them to let the Foster parents be in charge. Plus, there is a mother for these kids who was just released from jail.

The kids Mother is deemed worthy by the judge to let her have the kids back to live with her. I think the oldest child is thrilled, the youngest two seem to want to stay with the family. But what we don't know is that there is more to the Mother's lifestyle.

Through a emotional up and down experience for the Foster parents, the Foster Grandparents, and the Foster Parent case workers, their is a lot of who is right and wrong in this film. That means that there are so many people that love these kids that everyone thinks they are right in how to raise these three Foster kids.

Pete and Ellie feel nothing but instant love for these three Foster Kids, but the three Foster kids do not feel the same. It takes time, trust, and a lot of messes to earn each others trust, but not love, that comes instantly.

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Don't miss the end options of the film, where you can see left out scenes, a interview with the director and his story of how his family grew with Foster Children. glad there was more to watch...I didn't want the film to end...

The heartwarming film, inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders, follows Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) as they decide to start a family and stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family. INSTANT FAMILY also stars Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro and Margo Martindale. 

Disclosure: I was sent the Blu-Ray combo pack and prize pack for this post. The comments and views are my own. 

THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART in theaters February 8, but first the Lego MINI ROOM

Hey, New Jersey area peeps-tomorrow, February 7, 2019 the Lego Mini Room will be at WalMart in Manville, NJ. You can find them on 100 North Main Street in Manville.

How cool is this "mini room"! It's a large scale kinda mini room, so you can sit next to the Lego's own Emmet  and snap a picture of him or with him.  Of course you'll want to share it on Instagram, Facebook, and anywhere else, so be sure to use the hashtags #TheLEGOMovie2  #AwesomeWeek so you can check out all the Awesome Mini Room photos.

The Lego Movie 2:The Second Part will be in theaters Friday, February 8, 2019. 

Here are some fun and game links to go along with the movie Awesomeness:

Queen Watevra Wanabi Game

General Mayhem Attacks Game

Film's Website

Valentine's Day gift giving from Cuddle and Kind dolls for everyone on your list, even yourself.

Only one  more day of January left on the calendar. Wahoo! I love snow, but it's time to move on to February-you know the month of hearts, candy, flowers, and gifts. Ah, the ever popular gifts of Valentine's Day, and the cute love bug cards for that special someone in your life.

Before you turn the page to February in your date book, make a date with some very cuddly friends. Cuddle and Kind dolls to be exact. Just look at these dolls will ya! I mean wozza these dolls are so darn adorable and gift able. Yes, order now for Valentine's Day gift giving.  And don't miss the special offer when you order.

The unboxing of my Cuddle and Kind dolls: ready???
Here we go...

visit Cuddle and Kind info on their mission to help feed children in need. 

 ISLA, the mermaid is on the left and on the right is IVY, the bear.
Shown are the 20 inch dolls, also availalbe in 13 inch dolls.

So here's why I seriously love these dolls:
+Every doll is hand knit with natural premium cotton.
+Embroidered by hand.
+Heirloom quality.
+Soft and Cuddly.
+Meets or exceeds safety standards in US and Canada.

+Fair Trade
+1 doll = 10 meals. just a sec, I'll tell you how this works...for every doll purchased 10, yes 10 nutritious meals are provided to children in need through Cuddle and Kind partners like Children's Hunger Fund, World Food Program USA, and Breakfast Club of Canada to name a few. 
+cuddle+kind has been able to give over 7 million meals over 3 years time.

A family of five created Cuddle and Kind and is on a mission to help feed children. In three years time, over 7 million meals have been provided to children in need. Jump over to Cuddle and Kind's web site to see more about their mission, AND the many other adorable dolls, and prints for your gift giving this Valentine's day.
Each doll comes with a name tag with "about me", their birthday, on the back of the tag.
What did you order from Cuddle and Kind for this Valentine's Day surprise for your little ones or even grown ups. Haven't looked yet? say what...go to... that's all, just click the link and get shopping for your Valentine's day gift giving.

Disclosure: I received Cuddle and Kind dolls for this post. The comments and views are my very own.