Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Descendants 2 Available on DVD August 15


In Descendants 2 the villain kids are back and the stakes are even higher in the highly anticipated sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants”! The story deepens in the music-driven sequel to the global smash hit "Descendants," as the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains try to find their place in idyllic Auradon. When the pressure to be royally perfect becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the run-down town.  Uma, still resentful over not being selected by Ben to go to Auradon Prep with the other Villain Kids, stirs her pirate gang including Captain Hook's son Harry and Gaston's son Gil, to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon, and unleash all the villains imprisoned on the Isle, once and for all. Bring home all the mischief on DVD August 15th!
The Villain Kids are Back and the Stakes are Even Higher in the Highly Anticipated Sequel to the 
Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants”!

DESCENDANTS 2
Available on DVD August 15th

Overflowing with More Action, More Catchy Music, 
Unforgettable Dance Numbers and New Villain Kids! 

Featuring Never-Before-Seen Bonus Material Including Cast Secrets, Bloopers, a Deleted Song
and a Free Necklace with Five Interchangeable Icons!

Synopsis: The story deepens in the music-driven sequel to the global smash hit "Descendants," as the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains -- Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay (also known as Villain Kids or VKs) -- try to find their place in idyllic Auradon.

When the pressure to be royally perfect becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the run-down town.  Uma, still resentful over not being selected by Ben to go to Auradon Prep with the other Villain Kids, stirs her pirate gang including Captain Hook's son Harry and Gaston's son Gil, to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon, and unleash all the villains imprisoned on the Isle, once and for all.

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Director: Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical” franchise)
Exec Producers: Kenny OrtegaWendy Japhet (“The Italian Job”), Josann McGibbon (“Runaway Bride”) and Sara Parriott (“Runaway Bride”)       
Producer: Shawn Williamson (“50/50”)
Writers: Sara Parriott & Josann McGibbon 

Cast: Starring are Dove Cameron ("Liv and Maddie"), Cameron Boyce ("Jessie"), Sofia Carson (Hollywood     Records recording artist, "Adventures in Babysitting"),Booboo Stewart ("X-Men Days of Future Past"), and Mitchell Hope reprising the roles of Mal, Carlos, Evie, Jay and King Ben, respectively. Starring as the new villains areChina Anne McClain ("A.N.T. Farm") as Uma, the daughter of Ursula; Thomas Doherty ("The Lodge") as Harry, son of Captain Hook; Dylan Playfair ("Some Assembly Required") as Gil, son of Gaston; and Anna Cathcart ("Odd Squad") as Dizzy, daughter of Cinderella's evil stepsister Drizella and granddaughter of wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine. Also reprising their roles in this sequel are Brenna D'Amico as Jane, the daughter of Fairy Godmother; Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother; Dianne Doan as Lonnie, the daughter of Mulan; Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad, the son of Cinderella; Zachary Gibson as Doug, the son of Dopey; Keegan Connor Tracy as Belle and Dan Payne as Beast.

Release Date: August 15, 2017 
Release Format: DVD 

Bonus Features:                 
Cast Secrets - Personal secrets are revealed by cast members Dove Cameron (Mal), Cameron Boyce (Carlos), Sofia Carson (Evie), Booboo Stewart (Jay) and China Anne McClain (Uma) during the filming of the movie.
Bloopers - The cast cracks up on set during some crazy takes.
Deleted Song and More – Includes an extended song, a deleted song and two alternate endings.
Descendants: Wicked World - A collection of all the animated shorts from season 1.

Ratings: TV-Y (US); G (Canada)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby; Spanish Dolby 2.0 
Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish

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Our 2 girls LOVED this sequel Descendants 2. They really like the necklace and metal charms that came with the DVD. I was glad they could split the charms and each get to wear a necklace.  After watching the DVD a few times, I could hear them singing along with the movie, so they never got tired of it and continue to watch and enjoy the songs, story and especially the Villain Kids who are the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's beloved villains we grew up with. I think it's a fun spin on the Disney classic villains.

Friday, August 4, 2017

LG InstaView Door-in-Door Energy Efficient Refrigerator

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

LG Instaview Refrigerator available at @BestBuy  http://bby.me/z2zt



LG’s InstaView™ Door-in-Door® refrigerators’ tinted glass panel lets you knock twice to check out what's in the frig and choose items without opening the door. Which decreases cold air loss and helps keep food fresh longer!


I love the energy efficiency will save money on our utility bills by lessening the time my family spends deciding what they want with the door wide open.

I really like the modern style with a sleek design, tinted glass panel, fingerprint smudge resistant surface of this refrigerator.

There is a variety of large capacity models for large or small families that give you a lot space and keep food conveniently organized and easily accessible.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sony Unlocked Mobile Phones available at Best Buy -Xperia Premium and Ultra models

 

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free #ad @sony @BestBuy 

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra




  • This phone has a borderless 6” edge-to-edge Full HD display - provides an extraordinary mobile viewing experience.

  • Presenting two exceptional cameras this new 23MP main camera formerly found only on Sony’s flagship smartphones and a 16MP front-facing camera upgraded to include a 23mm wide-angle lens.

  • This awesome new phone is only available at Best Buy.



Sony Xperia XZ Premium




  • Featuring the first of its kind in a smartphone, is a 4K HDR Display and Super Slow motion Camera.

  • The 19MP main camera comes with the world’s first Motion Eye camera system, featuring Predictive Capture to help you get just the right shot, and Super slow motion video recording, which captures life moments in ways no other smartphone can.

  • The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor works great for creating Super slow motion videos, watching 4K HDR videos, or playing the latest PlayStation games on PS4 Remote Play.

  • Available at Best Buy where these unlocked phones work with the following major carriers - AT&T, Verizon and Cricket

Sunday, May 28, 2017

F is for Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

“F” is for Frozen Strawberry Lemonade! Check out this frozen fun fruit inspired recipe that is a must this Memorial Day. “F” is also for “Fan” of Gordon Ramsay and I’m excited to see his live show @TheFWordFOX and take away some fantastic cooking tips. The F Word premieres Wednesday May 31st, at 9/8c on FOX. #ad



Frozen Strawberry Lemonade (Ingredients for every 2 glasses served.)


For the strawberry layer:


1 to 1 1/2 cup frozen strawberries ¼ cup simple syrup * ½ cup cold water ½ cup ice
For the Lemonade:
2 lemons, juiced (discard seeds but keep the pulp) ¼ cup simple syrup 1 cup ice

Instructions


In a blender combine the strawberries, ¼ cup simple syrup, ½ cup cold water and ½ cup ice. Blend until smooth. The mixture will be thick enough to spoon into 2 glasses. Rinse the blender carafe and add the lemon juice, lemon pulp, ¼ cup simple syrup and 1 cup ice. Blend until smooth and pour over the strawberry mixture in the glass.
Garnish with lemon slices or strawberries if desired.

The kids love to add a splash of their favorite lemon lime soda for the fizz factor!

For quick non layered version add all ingredients to blender.
Serve immediately
Notes-
* Simple syrup is made by combining equal parts water and sugar. I used 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until it starts to boil and all the sugar is dissolved. Cool and refrigerate in a mason jar until needed.



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tastykake brings us Spring Edition and Easter Offerings!

TASTYKAKE

Tastykake’s new snacks are the perfect additions to a springtime picnic in the park an Easter egg hunt or a grab-and-go snack anytime. 

Spring is the season of rejuvenation, so why not energize your snack game with Tastykake’s new treats? 



Spring Limited Time Offerings
  • Lemon Kandy Kakes are a springtime twist on a Tastykake classic. These treats feature moist, white cake layered with lemon flavored filling covered in white confectionary coating.
  • Peach Cobbler Mini Donuts feature a fluffy, white cake donut enveloped in a sweet, crunchy layer of peach cobbler crumble.
  • Cherry Sweet Rolls feature a sweet roll with delicious cherry filling and topped with creamy icing.
Easter Offerings
  • Easter Snowballs are delicious creme filled chocolate cakes covered in a pink coconut marshmallow coating.  
  • Tasty Tweets Cupcakes are creme filled chocolate cakes topped with scrumptious icing and colorful Easter sprinkles. 



Tastykake's Spring Edition and Easter Offerings are perfect for this time of year! I will be serving the Spring Edition Cherry Sweet Rolls and Peach Cobbler Mini Donuts on Easter Morning with coffee to start the days Annual Egg Hunt! I am putting the snowballs tasty tweets and kandy kakes in the kids Easter baskets.  

I love that they are individually wrapped and just right for snacks on the go, in the car, at the park, waiting for the bus and a fun after school snack.  I love that they are always fresh and moist and I can count on it! 

I found Tastykake in my local Walmart, Kroger, Speedway and Sam's Club stores. Find Tastykake's  HERE in your town


Monday, April 10, 2017

‘Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical!’ Now Available for Pre-Order on Disney Movies Anywhere


Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Disney's Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. Captured live on stage at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre in California, and following its record-breaking, in-cinema premiere for Fathom Events this not-to-be-missed high energy event features Jeremy Jordan, reprising the Tony nominated role he created as “Jack Kelly.” Jordan is joined by original Broadway cast members Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey” and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as “Crutchie,” and North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin,” and Ethan Steiner as “Les” along with members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more “newsies” and more dancing than ever before. Bring it home on Digital, On Demand and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 23rd
Available on Digital, On Demand
and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 23rd

Includes Five Behind-The-Scenes Mini Documentaries!

Synopsis:                                 Captured live on stage at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre in California, and following its record-breaking, in-cinema premiere for Fathom Events this not-to-be-missed high energy event features Jeremy Jordan, reprising the Tony nominated role he created as “Jack Kelly.” Jordan is joined by original Broadway cast members Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey” and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as “Crutchie,” and North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin,” and Ethan Steiner as “Les” along with members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more “newsies” and more dancing than ever before.                                                       Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.




Cast:                                           Jeremy Jordan as “Jack Kelly,” Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey,” Andrew Keenan-Bolger as “Crutchie,” Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin,” and Ethan Steiner as “Les.”

Director:                                 Jeff Calhoun
Music:                                       Alan Menken (Tony Award-winner for Newsies)
Lyrics:                                        Jack Feldman (Tony Award-winner for Newsies)
Choreographer:                  Christopher Gattelli (Tony Award-winner for Newsies)

Release Date:                       May 23, 2017
Release Formats:               Digital, On Demand (U.S. and Canada only) and Disney Movies Anywhere (U.S. only)

Bonus Features:                  Mini Documentaries:
-Episode 1: Return to Rehearsals
Go behind the scenes with Andrew Keenan-Bolger ("Crutchie") and cast as they reunite for the filming of this Broadway smash hit.
-Episode 2: Return to the Stage
After a week rehearsing in the studio, the cast moves to the Pantages Theatre where their performance will be captured on film.
-Episode 3:  Filming Begins
Andrew Keenan-Bolger and other cast members share their excitement as the time arrives to don their costumes and film the show.
-Episode 4: Lights. Camera. Action.
Get an up-close, backstage look as the cast performs the show’s electrifying musical numbers during filming.
-Episode 5: Live Capture Film Day!
Finally, the highlight of the Newsies Movie Event – a thrilling live performance for an audience of loyal and enthusiastic fans!

Rating:                                      PG
Feature Run Time:            Approximately 135 minutes
Audio:                                       English
Languages:                             English
Subtitles:                                French & Spanish

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Check out SoftSoap for Spring & Easter Baskets


#Softsoap body wash 🆕 luxurious scents fill the bath🛀 with amazing fresh fragrance as I wash because they are made with real extracts of 🐝honey, 🌼lavender, 🌸jasmine and 🍑plum just in time for #spring showers🚿! I love that I can get out in the garden🌱🌷🍃 and use 🆕 softsoap hand wash👐 plus lotion💦 to hydrate and leaves my hands feeling soft🐇 again.
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Spring is in the air and I am spending more and more time outdoors in the yard with the kids playing and doing a lot of yard work and gardening, so I am washing my hands a lot more. Since I started using Softsoap brand hand wash Plus Lotion, I have noticed a big difference in the moisture level after washing my hands. Having a household of 7 with 3 little ones and a cat, I am constantly washing my hands, which normally leaves them very dry and cracked this time of year. I noticed a difference right away and will continue to use this hand wash plus lotion because I really enjoy its benefits and I have one in each scent in each bathroom and 1 at the kitchen sink to keep my hands as clean as they are moisturized!