Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Giveaway: CRESBI crates system makes grocery shopping so much easier without using bags and bags and bags...

This awesome product is a great Christmas gift idea for anyone on your list, including yourself. What is this product I am talking about? 
It's CRESBI crate system.
Say bye to all those reusable and plastic bags for grocery shopping!




Grocery shopping to me is too much work-putting the groceries in the cart, out of the cart to scan, back in the cart with bags flopping over. Load and unload too many times. 

My first use of CRESBI crates and I said bye to the bag. 

what I like about CRESBI crate system:
  • Lightweight crate for grocery shopping with carry strap
  • Foldable
  • Stackable
  • Pop open your crates
  • place it in your cart
  • load it with UPC labels up
  • put it on the check out belt
  • let the cashier scan the items in your crate (without having to take the items out)and put the crate back in your cart
  • Load the crates into your car 
  • done! how easy is that. 
  • If your store has hand held scanners, even better for less in and out of the cart work. 
  • plus you can use these crates for any kind of shopping, storage, traveling, organizing.




The reason I think that CRESBI CRATES are so awesome is because I don't have to use store grocery bags or dirty rumpled up reusable bags anymore. The crates are easy to store in your car, ready for your next grocery store trip. A two pack of crates fits perfectly in this easy to carry tote with strap. Plus you don't have bags tipping over and groceries rolling all over the floor of the car.

 Oh, you can also run the crates through the dishwasher if you need to!





From Linda Fritz: the woman that came up with this super solution to carrying your groceries.
"I am the inventor of the CRESBI crate system and I came up with my concept of "boxes are better than bags" 2 years ago. I had started growing fresh edamame to help Kentucky school kids eat healthier several years ago.  Because the delivery boxes got soggy and I hated plastic bags, I had purchased some small plastic produce bins and came up with a way to carry more than one into the store to get my groceries"; https://www.cresbicrate.com/cresbi-crates/systems








Benefits of CRESBI CRATES:
1. offers more value - every system gets a thermal insert 


2. offers American content - the strap is designed and made in the USA and can be branded with your name on it. The bottle insert and bag are USA made.
3. offers more versatility - the strap can be attached on the ends like a basket or on top so you're hands-free
4. offers way more choices - check out my tiger, pet paws or Earth Day Every Day strap designs - plus orange, purple, sky blue and clear crates are coming in December!
5. replaces all the plastic bags in your grocery cart
6. Look for accessories for your Cresbi Crate

There is also a USA made  bottle divider for wine, beer, or other beverages,  available to use with the Cresbi Crate system:




Giveaway: One winner will be sent the Tye Dye Bag and said winner can pick  two crate colors that will go into the Tye Dye Bag with Adjustable Tye Dye Shoulder Strap. 






are you here and the rafflecopter widget isn't? click on the link to make it appear!

a Rafflecopter giveaway






Disclosure: I was sent Cresbi Crate system to review. The comments and views are my own. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TRAILER FOR “CINDERELLA” just released! see it here!

A childhood favorite film is coming to life in Cinderella live-action in theaters this March. The story of the glass slipper, the handsome prince, and of course the step sisters who aren't so very nice! Watch the video and see Cinderella as you remember her, but now you are older and this is real like. Feel the emotion and power of this romantic story a bit more grown up and without the animation it's a brand new look at Cinderella.



the payoff poster, featuring Lily James as Cinderella, was photographed by Annie Leibovitz exclusively for the film’s campaign. Additional photos by Annie Leibovitz featuring the cast from the film can be seen in the costume feature of Vogue magazine’s December issue, on stands now.



A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.

CINDERELLA opens in theaters MMarch 13, 2015
Genre:                          Live Action
Rating:                          PG
U.S. Release date:        March 13, 2015
Running time:                TBD

Cast:                            Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård,
Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter
Director:                       Kenneth Branagh
Producers:                    Simon Kinberg, Allison Shearmur, David Barron 
Executive Producer:      Tim Lewis
Screenplay by:              Chris Weitz    







Website:                              http://disney.com/Cinderella
Like us on Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/Cinderella
Follow us on Twitter:       http://www.twitter.com/CinderellaMovie
Follow us on Google +:    https://plus.google.com/+disneycinderella
  #Cinderella


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bobby Flay hosts all-star special Thanksgiving at Bobby’s this holiday season on November 22, 2014.

Need some help in the kitchen? Looking for some new dishes? Tune in on Saturday to Food Network for an all star cast of cooking!

FOOD NETWORK CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING FLAY-STYLE WITH HOLIDAY SPECIAL THANKSGIVING AT BOBBY’S ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND AT 12PM ET/PT

Bobby Flay Joined by Katie Lee, Sunny Anderson, Alex Guarnaschelli and Michael Symon for Turkey Day Feast With All the Trimmings


Bobby Flay hosts all-star special Thanksgiving at Bobby’s this holiday season, complete with favorite recipes, delicious tips and expert culinary advice to help viewers prepare for their own upcoming feast.  Along with co-host Katie Lee, Bobby welcomes his friends Sunny Anderson, Alex Guarnaschelli and Michael Symon to the party to share their favorite Turkey Day dishes, traditions and personal family memories. Thanksgiving at Bobby’s  premieres on Saturday, November 22nd at 12pm ET/PT.

“Thanksgiving is Bobby’s favorite day of the year and it shows - he’s opened up his table to our audience for a personal look at how his family and friends celebrate,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. “The dishes, tips and tricks that Bobby and his friends share will inspire everyone planning their own holiday meal.”

Bobby always makes the turkey for Thanksgiving and this year he’s preparing Roasted Turkey with Mustard Maple Glaze.  Katie uses a little inspiration from the South to make her grandmother’s Cornbread Stuffing with Herb Butter, while Sunny’s Sage and Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole is an ode to her mother’s sweet potatoes with melted marshmallows.  Alex offers the unexpected and delicious vegetable dish Broiled Cauliflower Steaks with Parsley and Lemon and Michael finishes off the meal with a Chocolate Pumpkin Pie.   Other dishes on the menu include Holiday SangriaMashed Potatoes with Buttermilk, Black Pepper and Green Onion, along with Katie’s take on a classic Deviled Eggs appetizer.


At FoodNetwork.com, viewers can find all-new Thanksgiving recipes, behind-the-scenes photos and more.  During the show, get your Thanksgiving questions answered live on Food Network’s Facebook page and on Twitter, with hashtag #ThanksgivingFeast.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Holiday gift top picks in children's picture books: OH MY, OH NO and FRANK.

Wrap of your holiday gift giving list for the little ones in your life. These two wonderful picture story books from Running Press are the perfect fit under the Christmas Tree.

 OH MY, OH NO! 
Hardcover $15.95 US
by Lisa Charrier



This first book, Oh My, Oh No, is adorable and fun for parents to read to their child. The illustrations are soft colors of whimsy and love. Watch your child try to get dressed like you or put on make up, or even serve you a piece of cake and you might say Oh My, Oh No-because there is a big mess. That's learning and love of mother and child.

Gift idea: 
  •  young children 
  •  new parents or parents to be for their child's book collection
  • teachers for their classroom
the perfect book to celebrate the bond between a mother and child. This cheery call-and-response book with Agnès Domergue’s beautiful watercolor illustrations shows the delightful message that love matters most of all.

*********************************************************************************
Kids will love to hear the story about a bear who’s always late
 FRANK! 
Hardcover $16.95 US
by Connah Brecon. author and illustrator.




With mischievous humor and bold illustrations, Frank! is sure to be a family favorite.

This second book is titled FRANK. A cute bear all cuddle up in his vest and scarf on his way to school, he shows up late everyday. Not because he is was being rude or meandering, it is because he liked to help out people along the way-which made him late to school everyday. But then, one day at school he saves the day! The illustrations are just too cute!!! Frank looks like a cozy, confidant bear. He knows just what he is doing. 

Gift idea:
  •  young children in pre-school and up
  •  new parents or parents to be for their child's book collection
  • teachers for their classroom
  • gift exchange at school or organization
  • go to the author's blog and print out the free coloring sheets to go with the book and add to the gift! 
Both books make lovely holiday gifts, plus they are flat and easy to wrap or use a gift bag. Visit Running Press.com/kids for these and other book gift ideas.




Disclosure: I was sent samples of these books. The comments and views are my own.


Into The Woods new Trailer and images! In theaters December 25, 2014

Starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, “Into the Woods” is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch who has put a curse on them.

  




































INTO THE WOODS
DISNEY
Follow us on Twitter: @IntoThe Woods

Genre:                                    Musical drama
U.S. Release Date:                 December 25, 2014
Rating:                                   PG
Running time:                         TBD


1 NEW Official Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Logo

First look at STRANGE MAGIC film. In theaters January 2015.

STRANGE MAGIC, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015.

STRANGE MAGIC is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic, which created the CGI animation for 2011’s Academy Award®-winning film “Rango,” bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects.


 STRANGE MAGIC on Facebook: http://facebook.com/StrangeMagicMovie

STRANGE MAGIC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/StrangeMagic

#StrangeMagic

more about the film:

With a story by George Lucas, STRANGE MAGIC is directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”), produced by Mark S. Miller (associate producer “Mars Attacks!”) and executive produced by George Lucas, with a screenplay by David Berenbaum (“Elf”), Irene Mecchi (“Brave,” “The Lion King”) and Rydstrom. An extraordinary roster of film, television and Broadway stars lend their voices to “Strange Magic,” including Alan Cumming (CBS’ “The Good Wife,” Broadway’s “Cabaret”), Evan Rachel Wood (“The Ides of March”), Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway’s “Wicked”), Maya Rudolph (“Big Hero 6,” “Bridesmaids”), Sam Palladio (ABC’s “Nashville”), newcomer Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina (“Chocolat”), Elijah Kelley (“Hairspray,” “The Butler”), Bob Einstein (HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Peter Stormare (“Fargo”). Well-known music producer Marius de Vries (“Moulin Rouge”) serves as both the musical director and composer.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mega Giveaway! 20 copies of film on Blu Ray of PHINEAS AND FERB: STARWARS. 20 winners!

Hold onto your remote control because this is a mega big giveaway. The promotional company I am working with is offering a gigantic giveaway of 20 copies of the film on BluRay of Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars. Watch the video in this post to see more about this fun film.

 Makes a great holiday gift!


closed:Giveaway:
Twenty winners will be randomly chosen
Each winner will be sent one Blu Ray set.
You man not win more than one time. 
Open to residents of USA. NO Post Office Boxes.
Plus FREE inside every DVD is a collectible Perry-In-Carbonite keychain! 
Winner's copy will be sent direct from promotional company. 

ready to enter???


click on the link if the rafflecopter isn't showing up:



a Rafflecopter giveaway
the winners are listed on the rafflecopter widget!

thanks for entering and sharing.

congratulations to the winners!  
PHINEAS AND FERB: STAR WARS
About The Release:
Bring home the ultimate intergalactic adventure when the plans for the Death Star accidentally fall into the hands of Phineas and Ferb who (along with Agent P, of course) become thrust into a crisis to stop the evil Darthenshmirtz. The epic battle to restore balanceto the universe includes the full-length adventure, Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars and 5 additional episodes.





Synopsis:
A couple summers ago in a galaxy far, far away, Phineas and Ferb are happily basking in the glow of Tatooine’s twin suns – until plans for the Death Star accidentally fall into their hands, thrusting them (and Agent P) into a galactic rebellion and an epic struggle of good versus evil in Phineas And Ferb: Star WarsTM.
Will Phineas and Ferb be able to resist the Dark Side? Will Stormtrooper Candace finally bust a Rebel? Can Agent P stop Darthenshmirtz from using his Force-powered “Sith-Inator”?
Featuring 5 additional episodes for over 2 hours of action-packed fun, this mind-blowing, intergalactic adventure is a blast for all ages! May the Ferb be with you...always.

Disney Home Entertainment BluRay release

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New FREE activity sheets from BIG HERO 6

New free activity sheets from Big Hero 6:
just click on the image and print!















For lots more Big Hero 6 fun go to Walt Disney

#BigHero6
#MeetBaymax
#Balalalala


Like BIG HERO 6 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6

Follow Walt Disney Animation Studios on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation 

Follow BIG HERO 6 on Tumblr: http://bighero6fans.tumblr.com/

Visit the Website: http://www.disney.com/BigHero6  

New CD from CAT STEVENS: YUSUF – Tell ‘Em I’m Gone:



Cat Stevens new album YUSUF, Tell 'em I'm gone,has the reminiscent sound from what I remember growing up with his songs on the radio. Memories of a time and place I used to know back in my thoughts. This is his first recording since 2009 and was recorded all over the world. 

The sound of his new album adds 10 new recordings. There are also recordings of songs like You are My Sunshine on the album.

Guitar, harmonica, and blues you'll want to listen to if you've been a fan of Cat Stevens. Songs that let your roam in your mind, make you feel happy and calm. It's a soulful sound.




visit itunes or amazon to purchase 

visit Cat Stevens official web site for tour dates, more videos, and info.




YUSUF / CAT STEVENS – Tell ‘Em I’m Gone: CD/DL
Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, the first new Yusuf / Cat Stevens album in five years, features 10 brand-new studio recordings, including five original tracks and five carefully-chosen cover songs. The album features musical contributions from Richard Thompson, blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite, singer-songwriter Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Tuareg group Tinariwen, and guitarist Matt Sweeney. Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, produced by Yusuf and Rick Rubin, will be available October 27th.



Disclosure: I received YUSUF / CAT STEVENS – Tell ‘Em I’m Gone: CD for this review. The comments and views are my own. 

book review: "One Night Promised"

book review of : One Night Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas

I've read a few romance novels lately, something I don't do often, but they have been good stories. This book is a romance genre, and had me saying "wait, what?"in the end of the book. The mystery was right there in the end.  Livy had me turning pages waiting for her fairy tale life to come true.

Livy lives with her grandmother, works at a diner, and goes out on the town with her friends, she seems like a everyday, average girl. Until, Mr. right is a customer at the dinner and she can't stop thinking about him even though he was such a rude customer, even writing a unfriendly note on the receipt telling her it was the worst cup of coffee ever signing it M.

find this book on Amazon
Their paths meet again while she is working a catering job, M is a guest at the event. He follows her into the bathroom making his intentions clear, to be together for one night, no attachment, no feelings, But from then on they spend days together, not really going on dates, but just staying at his apartment. She doesn't know where he works or much about him, she just wants to be with him. The fancy car the well decorated apartment, the nice clothing, it's everything she wishes for. 

She becomes jealous when she sees him talking to other women. One of the woman tells Livy what M really is. Then we find out who she really is in this story. All along I was routing for her to find her true love, and live happily ever after. Turns out she lives another life than the one I was reading about!

One Night Promised is full of romance, love, or the thought of love, and mystery!

Description of the book:

A book has been provided for my honest review.

 One Night Promised 
Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas 
ISBN: 978-1455559312 
Genre: Fiction, Romance 
Release: August 5, 2014 
Publisher: Forever 416 pages

 Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He's heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she's almost too distracted to take his order. When he walks out the door, she thinks she'll never see him again. Then she finds the note he left on his napkin . . . signed M. All he wants is one night to worship her. No feelings, no commitment, nothing but pleasure.

 Every defense mechanism Livy has adopted during her solitary life is at risk of being obliterated by this confounding man. He's obnoxious but well-mannered. He's a gentleman but aloof. He's passionate but emotionless. Yet the fascination is so powerful, Livy can't deny him . . . or herself. M awakens something in Livy, something deep and addictive that she never knew existed-and that she fears only he can satisfy. But she senses that behind the fast cars, fancy suits, and posh apartment, he's aching inside. To have him, body and soul, she'll have to brave his dark secrets. Delving into his world and breaking down his defenses become her obsession-an obsession that could shatter her heart beyond repair . .

One Night Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Monday, November 10, 2014

Giveaway DVD: "Buck Denver asks… Why Do We Call It Christmas?”

So, why do we call Christmas, Christmas? 

What's with the trees, lights, presents, the birth of one special baby hiding in a manger, and lots more questions your children may ponder upon during the Christmas season. I know some days I do!

This is a wonderful film to watch as a family, but also for kids to watch together or alone for their own quiet time. Of course, they'll want to watch it more than one time. 



Veggie Tale Creator Phil Vischer along with Buck Denver-an intrepid newsman go on an amazing journey to find out about the Christmas Story. It's and educational, whimsical party and your invited to sit back and watch! Then you'll know why we call it Christmas.



GIVEAWAY: For your chance to win a copy of this DVD, "Buck Denver asks...Why Do We Call It Christmas?" Enter the rafflecopter widget-if you only see the link-click that to get to the giveaway. Open to residents of USA and Canada.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

about the movie: Approx. 60 minutes
Cutting down trees? Hanging stockings? Santa Claus? What do any of these have to do with Jesus' birthday?  More than you'd think! 
Join VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer along with intrepid newsman Buck Denver and all his friends on an amazing journey into the world's most popular holiday! Sure, you know the Christmas story. But do you know the story of Christmas? Don't miss the whimsical, educational, Christmical party to end all Christmas parties as Buck Denver Asks … Why Do We Call It Christmas? 
Contains the following topics:
-Where do we get the word Christmas?
-When was Jesus born?
-What do Christmas trees have to do with Jesus?
-Who is St. Nicholas?
-What is Hanukkah?
-Who is Emmanuel?
-Luke 2 Story

official Website: Click here!

get a FREE coloring page for Thanksgiving from Buck Denver and click on the activities tab for tons more fun for all holidays.

get social and find more offers and free printables:







"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Giveaway DVD: "Buck Denver asks… Why Do We Call It Christmas?”

So, why do we call Christmas, Christmas? 

What's with the trees, lights, presents, the birth of one special baby hiding in a manger, and lots more questions your children may ponder upon during the Christmas season. I know some days I do!

This is a wonderful film to watch as a family, but also for kids to watch together or alone for their own quiet time. Of course, they'll want to watch it more than one time. get free coloring sheet from thier pinterest board.



Veggie Tale Creator Phil Vischer along with Buck Denver-an intrepid newsman go on an amazing journey to find out about the Christmas Story. It's and educational, whimsical party and your invited to sit back and watch! Then you'll know why we call it Christmas.



Closed: GIVEAWAY: For your chance to win a copy of this DVD, "Buck Denver asks...Why Do We Call It Christmas?" Enter the rafflecopter widget-if you only see the link-click that to get to the giveaway. Open to residents of USA and Canada.

that silly widget not showing up? click the link to make it appear!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

congratulations to Heidi She was the random winner!


thanks for entering and sharing everyone! 

about the movie: Approx. 60 minutes
Cutting down trees? Hanging stockings? Santa Claus? What do any of these have to do with Jesus' birthday?  More than you'd think! 
Join VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer along with intrepid newsman Buck Denver and all his friends on an amazing journey into the world's most popular holiday! Sure, you know the Christmas story. But do you know the story of Christmas? Don't miss the whimsical, educational, Christmical party to end all Christmas parties as Buck Denver Asks … Why Do We Call It Christmas? 
Contains the following topics:
-Where do we get the word Christmas?
-When was Jesus born?
-What do Christmas trees have to do with Jesus?
-Who is St. Nicholas?
-What is Hanukkah?
-Who is Emmanuel?
-Luke 2 Story

official Website: Click here!

get a FREE coloring page for Thanksgiving from Buck Denver and click on the activities tab for tons more fun for all holidays.

get social and find more offers and free printables:







"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Holiday book gift guide, two classic favorites from Running Press

Two fun book favorites for holiday gift giving that are timeless:

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: It’s Show Time!
 BE JOYFUL: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You Through 

Books make great gifts, and every Christmas my children receive a pile of books from relatives, especially their grandmother! Before long, they were reading to themselves. Buy your children books, go to your local library, just get books in their hands and watch them grow and learn. 

Read to your children, read with them, and listen to them read to you.

You can never have too many books.


Jump on over to Running Press for easy purchasing of these and more great titles.


ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: It’s Show Time!

 (Hardcover; $17.95), by Ross Bagdasarian and Janice Karman,

an interactive book that shows Alvin, Simon, and Theodore putting on a benefit concert to help animals at the local shelter get adopted. It includes eight interactive sound prompts and full-color illustrations throughout.



Gift giving ideas for Alvin and The Chipmunks: It's Show Time! 
Gift to your children
Gift to your young relatives
Gift to family holiday parities
Gift to secret Santa gift exchange
Gift for school exchange
Gift for early present for bedtime reading leading up to Christmas.





 BE JOYFUL: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You Through 
(Hardcover; $7.95), by Charles M. Schulz 
PEANUTS memories with beloved and inspirational quotes.



Gift ideas for Be Joyful: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You Through:
The prefect gift for a teacher
Secret Santa
Co-worker
girl or boyfriend
Elderly persons
Persons in hospital
Grandparents
New parents
Fits just right into a stocking
Easy to tuck into a gift bag with a mug and selection of tea or cocoa
Buy one for yourself for inspiration or quiet time






Disclosure: I received samples of these books from Running Press. The comments and views are my own.

ARM&HAMMER™ has a new Foot Care collection. It's cool mist of relief.

It's the season of hot and humid weather. Hot weather and I are just not friends. Arm and Hammer has two new invisible sprays, one for...