Monday, October 9, 2017

Halloween One Stop Shopping!

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I think I get just as excited as the kids when it comes time to prepare for Hallows Eve! I love the decorating, the crafts, the costumes and the party supplies!


What I really love is that I can order everything I need online from Oriental Trading and get it shipped right to my door.


I like that I can get bulk candy for the trick or treaters in our neighborhood, craft projects for the kids classrooms, along with indoor and outdoor decor and party supplies in a huge variety of themes and costumes with accessories,all without breaking my budget!


This years theme is an spooky graveyard come to life on Hallows Eve! The ground breakers, tombstones, sculls and spiderwebs and hanging ghouls from the trees give it a super spooky feeling and the kids just love it! 

As I was setting the scene up in the front yard the kids school bus drove by and the bus driver stopped to check out what was going on and the kids were all yelling "awesome" and all agreed our yard looked amazing! I like that I can add on every year to this theme or change it up and go with something completely different than the year before. Oriental Trading has such great prices that we can afford to do that and show the kids in the neighborhood a great time! 








Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” Cruises Home Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on Oct. 24 and Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray™ on Nov. 7

Disney and Pixar present CARS 3, a fast-paced new tale of Lightning McQueen, his classic CARS friends and a new spirited trainer Cruz Ramirez! Lighting finds himself pushed out of racing by a new generation of faster and younger cars and goes on a journey to discover where he belongs in this new type of high-octane competition. 

CARS 3—the third film in the now-iconic CARS film franchise—will cruise home Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on Oct. 24 and Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray™ on Nov. 7!

 

“Cars 3 is a lovely, clever and entertaining generational tale with tons of heart,” 
– Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times








Lightning Strikes Again When Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” Cruises Home
Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on Oct. 24
and Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray™ on Nov. 7

The high-octane hit revs into homes with extras for the whole family, including
an all new mini-movie starring the demolition derby legend Miss Fritter,
inside access to the cast, filmmakers and more!


Race fans of all ages are invited to ride along with the “Cars 3” crew for hilarious and heartfelt extras, including an exclusive new mini-movie, “Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool,” taught by the queen of the Crazy 8; a feature detailing how real-world race training influenced filmmakers; the journey taken by voice actor Cristela Alonzo and team while shaping tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez; behind-the-scenes access to the story team who crafted Lightning McQueen’s third chapter; deleted scenes; and much more.

“Cars 3” is Disney•Pixar’s first in-home title released in stunning 4K Ultra HD format, the next-generation viewing format with four times the resolution of HD and exceptional high dynamic range (HDR), resulting in brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays than ever before. With 4K Ultra HD, viewers will feel like they’re at the center of the action—holding their breath during the dramatic crash that launches Lightning’s journey, feeling the pulse-pounding action at the Florida International Super Speedway, and getting down and dirty at the Crazy 8 demolition derby.




Bonus Features*

Blu-ray & Digital:
  • Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool (Exclusive new mini-movie) – Enjoy blindsided testimonials from the Crazy 8’s, touting the transformative impact Miss Fritter’s Racing School has had in reshaping the direction of their lives
  • Theatrical Short: “Lou” – When a toy-stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.
  • Let’s. Get. Crazy. – Get schooled in the world of demolition derby, the “rules” of figure 8 racing, and how Pixar puts the crazy in the Thunder Hollow Crazy 8 race. This piece is hosted by Lea DeLaria.
  • Legendary – a close, historical look at the racing legends Wendell Scott and Louise Smith, whose tenacity and perseverance got them into the race even when they weren’t invited.
  • Ready for the Race – Disney Channel’s Olivia Rodrigo and NASCAR Racer William Byron check out the Hendrick Motorsports campus to showcase how real-world race training influenced the filmmakers.
  • World’s Fastest Billboard – Blink and you will miss all of the graphics and “car-ified” advertisements created by Pixar’s Art team to make the ”Cars 3” world as believable as possible.
  • Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car That Could – Join Cristela Alonzo and the filmmakers on their journey to create a race-car trainer turned champion racer.
  • Generations: The Story of “Cars 3” – For the story team, creating Lightning McQueen’s next chapter didn’t involve just a tune-up, but a complete overhaul. 
  • My First Car – A collection of illustrated first-car stories as narrated by members of the “Cars 3” cast and crew. “A Green Car on the Red Carpet with Kerry Washington,” “Old Blue,” and “Still in the Family.”
  • 5 Deleted Scenes – Each deleted scene is set up with an introduction as to why it was removed from the film. Deleted scenes include “The Boogie Woogie,” “The Jars of Dirt,” “Lugnut,” “The Bolt,” and “More Than New Paint.”
  • Cars To Die(cast) For – Take a look at the phenomenon of die-cast toy collecting and the more than 1,000 unique designs that exist in the Cars universe.
  • Commentary – Brian Fee (Director), Kevin Reher (Producer), Andrea Warren (Co-Producer) and Jay Ward (Creative Director)
  • And more…

DVD:
  • Theatrical Short: “Lou” & “Commentary”

#95 by the #s in “Cars 3”
  • 5 – As “Cars 3” gets underway, world-champion racer Lightning McQueen is riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood.
  • 11 – Lightning McQueen raced into moviegoers’ hearts 11 years ago—making his rookie debut in “Cars” in March 2006—and remains an iconic character today.
  • 24 – The dramatic, slow-motion crash scene in which Lightning McQueen hits a wall and rolls several times takes 24 seconds.
  • 95 – Lightning McQueen still sports the dynamic #95 with his signature lightning-bolt graphics. He displays five distinct looks in “Cars 3,” including one that pays homage to his original paint, a primer look he gets following the devastating crash, a custom wrap ordered by Sterling, and more.
  • 198 – Lightning McQueen tops out at a speed of 198 miles per hour on his last lap with Cruz Ramirez on Fireball Beach. But Lightning’s nemesis—next-gen racer Jackson Storm—races at speeds pushing 207 mph.


“Cars 3” Pit Cast and Crew
“Cars 3” features Owen Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” upcoming “Wonder”) as the voice of Lightning McQueen. Cristela Alonzo (“The Angry Birds Movie”) voices tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez, who tries to help #95 return to greatness, and Armie Hammer (“The Birth of a Nation”) lends his voice to next-gen racer Jackson Storm, whose high-tech speed leaves Lightning McQueen behind. Kerry Washington (ABC’s “Scandal,” HBO’s “Confirmation”) was called on to voice statistical analyst Natalie Certain, Nathan Fillion (ABC’s “Castle,” ABC’s “Modern Family”) provides the voice of brilliant businesscar Sterling, Lea DeLaria (Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”) lends her voice to formidable school bus Miss Fritter, and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton helps bring voice command assistant Hamilton to life.

The third chapter of Lightning’s story pays homage to NASCAR with four characters based on real-life stock car racing legends. Chris Cooper (“Adaptation,” “American Beauty”) voices Doc Hudson’s crew chief Smokey; team owner and NASCAR racing legend Junior Johnson lends his voice to Junior “Midnight” Moon; three-time Emmy® winner Margo Martindale (FX’s “The Americans,” FX’s “Justified,” Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete”) provides the voice of Louise “Barnstormer” Nash; and Isiah Whitlock Jr. (HBO’s “The Wire,” “Cedar Rapids,” HBO’s “Veep”) is the voice of River Scott. The film also features NASCAR drivers and the voices behind the sport, as well as a host of returning characters from Radiator Springs and the “Cars” racing world.

Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2“), produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short) and co-produced by Andrea Warren (“LAVA” short), “Cars 3” is executive produced by John Lasseter, who directed the first two films in the franchise. With a story by Fee, Ben Queen (TV’s “Powerless”), Eyal Podell (actor “Code Black”) & Jonathon E. Stewart (“Doing Time” short), the screenplay was penned by Kiel Murray (“Cars”), Bob Peterson (“Up,” “Finding Nemo”) and Mike Rich (“Secretariat,” “The Rookie”). The film features a score by Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman (“Toy Story 3,” “Cars”), instrumental cues composed by Brad Paisley, and original songs by ZZ Ward and Grammy® winner Dan Auerbach.

Disc Specifications
Product SKUs:           
Digital = 4K UHD with HDR (HDR-10 or Dolby Vision), HD, SD
Physical = 4K UHD Combo Pack (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital HD/SD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD/SD) and DVD
Feature Run Time: Approximately 103 minutes
Rating: G in U.S., G in CE, and G in CF
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Resolution: 4K UHD = 3840 x 2160, HD = 1920 x 1080, SD = 720 x 480
Audio: 
4K UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos, English, Spanish and French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
4K UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (platform dependent), English 5.1, English 2.0
Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 5.1 DTS-HDHR, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
Subtitles: Physical = English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Closed Captions: Digital = English; DVD = English

Social Media
Facebook:  Facebook.com/pixarcars
Website:  Cars.disney.com
Twitter:  Twitter.com/pixarcars
Instagram:  Instagram.com/pixarcars

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Research takes the fear out of purchasing a new/used car.

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First, by going over your budget and seeing exactly what you can reasonably spend on a new/used car. Taking  a into consideration, a loan from your personal bank or credit union, going through the dealership and if you have a trade in, to offset the price.  

Researching on a site like cars.com really helps in seeing what is out there as far as options go.  I like that you can filter just what you are looking for that fits all your wants and needs in your new vehicle purchase.  

Our family of 6 found that by getting a gently used vehicle with low miles, was the way to go for us and enabled us to get exactly what we wanted and stay within our budget.  

Research really takes the fear and uncertainty out of buying a new/used car and after all 3 drivers in our house took it for a test spin, we were all confident in our purchase. 

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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.

Beginning July 1, visit DisneyMovieRewards.com  and enter to win a Disney Channel 5-movie collection including “Descendants” and “Descendants 2”! 

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, August 1, 2017

End of summer combination of creamy chocolate, sweet coconut and bold coffee flavors.

Get Brooklyn Bean Roastery CocoMocha - HERE



I think this CocoMocha is the perfect end of summer combination of creamy chocolate, sweet coconut and bold coffee flavors. What better way to end the sunny days of summer than with this tasty coffee.  I especially enjoy this blend as an iced coffee and sip it all morning and afternoon! 

I love that I can make a gourmet specialty coffee right in my own kitchen first thing every morning! No drowsy driving to standing in line for expensive cups of coffee for me!  The aroma of chocolate, coconut and fresh brewed coffee fills my kitchen and makes me smile as I prepare my cup exactly the way I like it. 


I think this 40 count single serve K-cup dispensing box is perfect for the home and workplace, where everyone one can enjoy this CocoMocha flavored coffee blend any time of the day! I like that I can trust Brooklyn Bean Roastery to use
 only the highest quality 100% Arabica Coffee beans for a fresh tasty cup of coffee every time. The single serving K-cups work great in my Keurig brewer and I can always count on a fresh quick cup of fabulous flavored coffee. I think CocoMocha would make a nice gift for the flavored coffee lover in your life and a wonderful treat for the home and office.