Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Free samples from Zarabee's, Emergen C, and Patriot Gardens

Do you like free samples? I do! 

I use them for:

  • travel
  • home
  • guests
  • gifts
  • try a new product
  • donate to a charity
  • share with a friend or relative


Here is a look at some of the sample I sent away for and received last year:




If you would like to start your own stash of free samples, follow along for free sample offers.
Click the link-highlighted word, fill out the form and your sample should be sent to you. (Supplies are limited and this blog does not guaranteed fulfilment.)

Here are today's offering:

free Zarabee's children's gummy sample.

free Emergen-C sample

free Radish seeds to plant from Patriot Gardens


Monday, January 26, 2015

2015 release schedule from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, with images.

Is your 2015 calendar already booked up?!

Save some dates to fill in for this year's line up from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures release dates. 

Starting with January 23, 2015 is Strange Magic and finishing the year December 18, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. All year long there are great titles to entertain the family. 
See you at the popcorn stand!

Month by Month here is the lineup:



January 23, 2015 - Strange Magic (Touchstone Pictures / Lucasfilm)
#StrangeMagic



February 20, 2015 - McFarland, USA (Walt Disney Studios)
#McFarlandUSA



March 13, 2015 – Cinderella (Walt Disney Studios)
#Cinderella



April 17, 2015 – Monkey Kingdom (Disneynature)
#MonkeyKingdom



May 1, 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Marvel)
#Avengers
#AgeOfUltron


May 22, 2015 – Tomorrowland (Walt Disney Studios)
#Tomorrowland



June 19, 2015 – Inside Out (Disney / Pixar)
#InsideOut




July 17, 2015 - Ant–Man (Marvel)
#AntMan




October 9, 2015 -  The Jungle Book (Walt Disney Studios)
#TheJungleBook



October 16, 2015 – The Untitled Steven Spielberg Cold War Spy Thriller (DreamWorks Pictures)



November 25, 2015 – The Good Dinosaur (Disney / Pixar)
#TheGoodDinosaur


December 18, 2015 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm)
#StarWars
#TheForceAwakens



Friday, January 23, 2015

STRANGE MAGIC is in theaters now! See the trailer, get free printables, and images right here!

“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., 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 bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”) from a story by George Lucas, “Strange Magic” will be released by Touchstone Pictures on Jan. 23, 2015.


STRANGE MAGIC
TOUCHSTONE PICTURES               January 23, 2015
Rating:       PG                            

Cast:   Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob EinsteinPeter Stormare



 Strange Magic – “Making of Strange Magic” Featurette






Like STRANGE MAGIC on Facebook
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Follow STRANGE MAGIC on Vine: @StrangeMagic

enjoy these free fun party ideas! Click and print.




Sunday, January 18, 2015

THE BOXTROLLS comes to Blu-Ray 1/20/15. Enter for chance to win one of 5 copies in giveaway.

THE BOXTROLLS is available on January 20, 2015 ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD from UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT. Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win one of 5 copies.

Makes a great gift for:
Valentine's Day
Birthdays
Surprise movie night
Sleepover night
Snow Day


this is at the movie theater where the hubby jumped in the photo
This film is imaginative and full of lessons of community and family. The BoxTrolls maybe trolls and look a little scary, but they are a family that loves each other and sticks together.

The BoxTrolls come out at night from underneath the city and take anything that is not nailed down, well they take things that are nailed down too-like numbers off houses. From clocks, toasters, gears, forks, records, and anything else they find laying about in the town they gather it all up and take it to their city beneath the city that is full of treasures and whimsy they have made. The residents of the town fear them and hide in their houses at night.


All the Boxtrolls are troll looking except one little boy named Eggs who grows up and becomes curious of the city above him. One day he ventures into the city during the daylight hours and ends up getting caught by the town's evil worker, Archibald Snatcher . This man gathers up the Boxtrolls trying to rid the city of them and earn the respect of the town's men in power. The ruler of the town is so busy tasting cheese with the other rulers that he does not pay attention to his daughter that keeps warning her dad the BoxTrolls are outside. Things go bad when the evil worker tries to take over the town and kidnaps Winnie. 


"Quirky, mischievous and good-hearted, the Boxtrolls are unique creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs in a fantastical charming cavern below the bustling streets of Cheesebridge. But when the evil Archibald Snatcher schemes to capture Eggs’ family, it’s up to Eggs and his feisty new friend Winnie to save the Boxtrolls!

Based upon the book Here Be Monsters!, The Boxtrolls features valuable discussion of “good versus evil” and is funny, clever, exciting, and sometimes even profound. It contains some edgy content is recommended for viewers 12 and over."


visit BoxTrolls.com for games, trailers, interactive adventures and fun!




"Starring, in voice performance, Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones), and Elle Fanning (Maleficent), the new movie from animation studio LAIKA, the makers of the Academy Award®-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, comes to Blu-ray™ 3D and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet on January 20, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment."






Giveaway: For your chance to win one of 5 copies of The BoxTrolls BluRay packs, enter the Raffelcopter widget. 5 Winners will be chosen and each sent 1 copy of the BluRay Combo Pack. Open to resdients with a USA mailing address. No Post Office Boxes. 


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

PADDINGTON is in theaters this Friday 1/16! Trailer and FREE activitysheets!

PADDINGTON OPENS this Friday, January 16, 2015 in a theater near you. 

Make a date to see it this weekend. This fun loving bear is out for adventure! I've always been a fan of Paddington Bear, it must be that coat! My oldest daughter has a Paddington Bear from years ago when Macy's sold them one Christmas. 



When I was packing my Christmas decorations away I spotted a small plate I bought way before I had kids that was from a gift shop I worked at-Paddington Bear again!

Whatever your age this movie is a family fun time! Make a movie/play date with your children's best friends or go as a family and have dinner at the kids favorite restaurant.



Synopsis
From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you." and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.




Join Paddington's conversations:

 Website
Facebook
 Twitter


print out this free activity booklet:






















Tuesday, January 13, 2015

STRANGE MAGIC Featurette is here! See the film in theaters 1/23/15




The details:
STRANGE MAGIC TOUCHSTONE PICTURES 
U.S. Release Date: January 23, 2015 
Rating: TBD 
Cast: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Peter Stormare

About the film:
“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., 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 bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”) from a story by George Lucas, “Strange Magic” will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015."

The Featurette:
Strange Magic – “Creatures & Cast” Featurette

 

The social circles:
STRANGE MAGIC on Facebook
STRANGE MAGIC on Twitter
STRANGE MAGIC on Instagram
STRANGE MAGIC on Vine @StrangeMagic

Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Coming this May 2015, Marvel's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

The details:
Genre: Action-Adventure
Rating: TBD U.S. 
Release date: May 1, 2015
Running Time: TBD 
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan SkarsgÄrd with James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury


ONE-LINER:
When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

The New Trailer:
Avengers: Age of Ultron – New Trailer






THE AVENGERS on Facebook 
THE AVENGERS on Twitter

Monday, January 12, 2015

“Show Us Your Wild” Sweepstakes! Easy to enter!

WILD staring Resse Witherspoon is in theaters now.

Enter for your chance to win prizes related to the film. 

How to enter: It's easy!
  • Visit the motion picture Wild official page for directions on pinning movie related images and how to submit your entry. 
  • Pin the required images and be sure to submit your entry. 
  • Read the offical rules also.

Grand Prize:
 One lucky winner will receive the following:
  •   The WILD Soundtrack from Legacy Recordings and Fox Searchlight Pictures
  •   The New York Times Best Seller WILD by Cheryl Strayed
  •   A Gift Certificate for a pair of Danner Mountain Light Cascade boots courtesy of  Danner
  •   Plus other official WILD film goodies.
Ready to Enter?
Go ahead and get pinning over at WILD for your chance to win.

LOOK for an image similar to the one below over on the WILD page. 

This is only an example-it will not enter you into the sweepstakes from this blog. 
Be sure to visit WILD to be entered.




This video has scenes from the film as well as music. This song is really powerful! 

Monday, January 5, 2015

My after Christmas sales haul from Penguins to Pot Holders.

I went shopping the day after Christmas bright and early for half off sales. Here are a few of my favorite finds! I am saving some of these for gifts for next year. 

You can still find Christmas bargains out there! Whatever store you are in look for a clearance section of holiday loot.  Don't overlook your local drug store or card/gift shop too!

Walmart: 





These acrylic canisters with lid and gift tag are perfect for next year's homemade goodies.
cost $1.48 each.  Patterns: penguins, snowflakes, owls, trees, and chevron.

I already filled some of the canisters with treats from relatives and neighbors that shared their homemade cookies with us.


Dish towel and pot holder sets 
cost 99 cents


Pot Holder sets with oven mitt and pot holder. 
Cost 99 cents.
Target:

These paper products are useful anytime of year at half off, use a coupon if you can. Look for holiday food storage bags and containers.



Puffs and Kleenex brand tissues. I was glad to find the canisters at half off because I wanted to buy them but not for full price. 
Puffs two pack, cost $1.49.
Kleenex 3 pack, cost $3.14.


Kleenex hand towels for the bathroom. These fit on the back of the toilet tank or flip them over and put on the towel bar. Great for guests or everyday use. half off cost was $1.49

CVS:

Fun holiday cups at half of were $3.49 and I had $5 coupon on my CVS rewards card. The tissue paper and ribbon were $1.00 each.



The cup has a removable snow globe! 

I hope you find some good markdowns on holiday decorations, gifts, and supplies for wrapping next year. 

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