Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NEW ChapStick DUO- perfect for Valentine's Day

🗢ChapStick DUO🗢

Introducing NEW ChapStick® DUO, available in 8 flavors so you can mix, match and attach for 28 flavor combinations, while achieving 8 hours of moisturization

  • Mix, match and attach for your own unique flavor combination
  • Provides 8 hours of moisturization

  • Available in 8 flavors for 28 ChapStick® DUO flavor options

 I think it is the perfect time of year for ChapStick DUO, with cold winter weather ChapStick is always a must have, but I love that just in time for Valentine's Day, the ChapStick DUO with its 8 flavors and 28 combinations is available with it's great moisturizing and fun flavors for kissable lips!

Hershey's Celebrates Valentine's Day with themed flavors and designs for the whole family!


 In recent years, more people are celebrating Valentine’s with their families rather than only significant others (Parenting.com). This year, Hershey is offering classic favorites and new treats that are sure to be enjoyed by all.

 For the Sweets Lover:·        Hershey’s Kisses White Cookie Cupcake - Exclusively Sold at Target·        Kit Kat® Miniatures Red Velvet Flavor·        Reese’s White Crème Covered Peanut Butter·        Reese’s White Crème Peanut Butter 5-oz. Heart For the chatterbox:·        Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolate Conversation Candies·        Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate Conversation Candies RECORDABLE Heart Box - Exclusively Sold at Walmart For the Foodie:·        Cadbury Royal Dark Solid Dark Chocolate·        Cadbury Royal Dark Chocolate with Caramel & Sea For the sharing table:·        Kisses Deluxe 18-piece Hazelnut Filled Chocolates Heart Box·        Royal Dark Chocolate with Caramel & Sea Salt Heart Box·        Reese’s 1lb. Peanut Butter

The Hershey Company has new sweet treats and delicious classics to help everyone feel the love on Valentine’s Day. All products are available at Walmart retailers nationwide unless otherwise noted.

New Valentine’s Day Flavors from Hershey

      *Exclusively Sold at Target* Hershey’s Kisses White Cookie CupcakeAdd excitement and flavor to your Valentine’s Day celebration with the taste of cupcakes! Hershey’s Kisses White Cookie Cupcake Candies pack the taste of cupcakes into just one bite, complete with a satisfying cookie crunch. These candies are perfect for party favors, prizes and décor for any Valentine’s Day theme. Available in 11-oz. bags (SRP $4.39).

      Kit Kat® Miniatures Red Velvet Flavor – Your favorite crispy chocolate treat now comes in a brand new flavor. These Kit Kat® Miniatures are made with the rich taste of red velvet, each individually wrapped with seasonal flair to share with family and friends. Available in 10-oz. bags (SRP $4.39).

Classic Candy Dish Items with a Twist

      Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolate Conversation Candies– Don’t just tell your sweetheart you love them; show them with new Hershey’s Kisses Conversation Candies with messages of love right on the foils. Available in 11-oz. bags (SRP $4.39).

      Reese’s White Crème Covered Peanut Butter Hearts Taste the perfect combination of white chocolate and Reese’s peanut butter in a fun heart shape. These treats are individually wrapped, making them perfect for candy dishes or gifting. Available in a 10oz. bag (SRP $4.39).   

Sweet Gifts from Hershey


      *Exclusively Sold at Walmart* Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate Conversation Candies RECORDABLE Heart Box – Show those close to your heart how much you love them with Hershey’s Kisses Candies available in a heart-shaped box. It’s something everyone in the family will enjoy. Available in a 10-oz. box (SRP $11.99).

      Reese’s White Crème Peanut Butter 5-oz. Heart – A sweet treat with creamy peanut butter and delicious white crème Reese’s White Crème Peanut Butter Heart is a favorite gift of love. Available in a 5-oz. box (SRP $5.49).

      Kisses Deluxe 18-piece Hazelnut Filled Chocolates Heart Box – Hazelnut-filled Kisses Deluxe Candies wrapped in a heart-shaped box make for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone in your life. Available in a 5.5-oz. box (SRP $8.99).  

      Reese’s 1lb. Peanut Butter Hearts – This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself and your loved ones to the perfect combination of milk chocolate and Reese’s peanut butter in a fun heart shape. Item contains 2 8oz. hearts (SRP $10.99).    

Introducing Cadbury Dark Chocolate


      Cadbury Royal Dark Solid Dark Chocolate - Give your favorite dark chocolate fan the special taste of Cadbury chocolate. Available in 5.1-oz. bag (SRP $3.99).

      Cadbury Royal Dark Chocolate with Caramel & Sea Salt – A delectable combination of caramel, sea salt and dark chocolate fit for the perfect Valentine’s Day. Available in 5.1-oz. bag (SRP $3.99). 

      Royal Dark Chocolate with Caramel & Sea Salt Heart Box – Savor the smooth tastes of Valentine’s Day with these creamy caramel & sea salt filled dark chocolates. Available in a 3.85-oz. box (SRP $4.99).  

 I love this new trend of spending Valentine's Day as a family and having Valentine's Day just for lovers! I think Hershey's line of Valentine treats has something for everyone and I really like that!  I have to admit the Conversation HERSHEY'S KISSES milk chocolate heart box with the recordable message is my favorite.  It is our little ones first Valentine's Day so I recorded my sweet song that he adores and I know it will make him smile and I will keep it in his Keepsake Box as his first Valentine.  

The special flavors are so much fun and really good. The Cupcake Kisses are delicious, as well as the Red Velvet KitKat miniatures.  The Reese's peanut butter hearts are adorable and so yummy! The kids really enjoy the Conversation Hershey's Kisses with the messages on them.  I think it is a fun and tasty way to celebrate Valentine's Day for the whole family!

Oriental Trading- One stop shopping for Valentines Day!

💟Oriental Trading💕

 I really love what I got from Oriental Trading for Valentine's Day! I chose the beautiful flower bouquet and matching wreath for myself and I chose a fun cup and filled it with the Valentine themed pencils and some mini tootsie pops,for our 2nd graders teacher. I also got 3 HUGE bags of bulk candy and friendship bracelets to share with her classmates for their "Friendship Day" Party at school.

I love how easy it is to shop on Oriental Trading website.  It is organized by Holidays, themes and occasions, games, toys, crafts and party supplies, which makes it nice to be able to find just what I am looking for.  I really like that they have such a large variety to choose from and the shipping has always been fast and arrived at my doorstep, which I find to be a big convenience. I am happy, the kids are thrilled and the teacher is very pleased!

Monday, January 30, 2017

ELENA AND THE SECRET OF AVALOR - Bring Home on Disney DVD February 7th

Join Elena and Sofia in their Adventure Together as they Bravely Defeat
the Evil Sorceress Shuriki! 


Bring Home on Disney DVD February 7th

Includes the TV Movie, Plus Four Additional Episodes,
a Music Video and a FREE Exclusive Flying Jaquin Mobile!

Synopsis:                      See how it all began, and discover the secret behind the legend of Disney’s new Crown Princess!  Frozen in time and trapped inside the Amulet of Avalor for over forty years, Elena has finally found the one, brave princess who can set her free: Sofia of Enchancia!  With help from magical flying Jaquins, spirit animal Zuzo, and young wizard-in-training Mateo, Princess Elena must unite her people and battle the evil sorceress Shuriki (voiced by the legendary Jane Fonda) to reclaim her throne. Experience adventure beyond your wildest dreams with the spectacular story of Elena and the Secret of Avalor!
Voice Cast:                          Aimee Carrero (Freeform's “Young & Hungry”) as Princess Elena; Ariel Winter (ABC’s “Modern Family”) as Sofia; Jane Fonda (“Grace and Frankie”) as Shuriki; Jenna Ortega (Disney Channel's “Stuck in the Middle”) as Princess Isabel; Chris Parnell (“Sofia the First”) as Migs; Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”) as Luna; Carlos Alazraqui (Disney Pixar's “Inside Out”) as Skylar; Emiliano Díez ( “George Lopez”) as Francisco; Julia Vera (ABC's “General Hospital”) as Luisa; Christian Lanz (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Chancellor Esteban; Jillian Rose Reed ( “Awkward”) as Naomi; Joseph Haro (“Awkward”) as Mateo; Jorge Diaz (“The 33”) as Gabe; Keith Ferguson (Disney Pixar's “Inside Out”) as Zuzo; and Joe Nunez (“Jake and the Neverland Pirates”) as Armando

Recurring Guest
Voice Cast:                          Constance Marie (Freeform's "Switched at Birth") as Doña Paloma; Rich Sommer (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Captain Daniel Turner; and Lucas Grabeel (Freeform’s “Switched at Birth”) as Jiku.

Producer:                            Craig Gerber (Disney Junior's "Sofia the First")

Release Date:                    February 7, 2017

Episodes:                            Elena and the Secret of Avalor (TV movie)
                                                Finders Leapers
Bonus:                                  Prince Too Charming
                                                Royal Retreat
“My Time” Music Video

Ratings:                                TVY7-FV (US); G (CE)
Run Time:                           Approximately 132 minutes (including bonus)
Aspect Ratio:                     1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)
Audio:                                   2.0 Dolby Digital
Languages:                         English, French & Spanish

Subtitles:                            English SDH, French & Spanish

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Pinocchio, on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on Jan. 10, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on Jan. 31

Disney’s timeless tale Pinocchio, considered one of the greatest animated films ever made with two Academy Awards, joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Now it will delight a whole new generation of dreamers with its masterful animation, unforgettable characters and award-winning music. The movie which inspired the world to wish upon a star, arrives for the first time on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on Jan. 10, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on Jan. 31 with hours of new and classic bonus features.

Disney’s Timeless Tale Joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection
 Debuting on Digital HD Jan. 10 and Arriving on Blu-ray™ Jan. 31

D23 members received the exclusive news and first look at the new “Pinocchio” trailer!

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 — This weekend at D23’s Destination D: Amazing Adventures event at Walt Disney World Resort, Tyler Slater and Nicole Nalty announced the addition of Disney’s triumphant animated classic “Pinocchio” to the celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and gave members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club the first look at the film’s all-new trailer. “Pinocchio,” which inspired the world to wish upon a star, arrives for the first time on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on Jan. 10, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on Jan. 31 with hours of new and classic bonus features.

“Pinocchio” is considered one of the greatest animated films ever made, with two Academy Awards® -- for best original score and best original song "When You Wish Upon a Star" – and a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, it will delight a whole new generation of dreamers with its masterful animation, unforgettable characters and award-winning music.

The Walt Disney Signature Collection release includes hours of classic bonus material and exclusive features including a reinvented rendition of “When You Wish Upon a Star” created and performed by music influencers from Disney’s Maker Studios; never-before-seen artwork from the film’s Pleasure Island sequence; archival recordings of Walt himself during “Pinocchio” production; and a recently restored and scored 1927 short featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

“Pinocchio” tells the tale of wood-carver Geppetto's beloved puppet who embarks on a thrilling quest – with faithful friend Jiminy Cricket – that tests his bravery, loyalty and honesty, all virtues he must learn to fulfill his heart’s desire: to become a real boy.

D23 is the official Disney fan club named in honor of the year 1923, when Walt left Kansas City, headed for Hollywood and founded what would become the Disney Studios. D23 celebrates Disney’s stories, characters, songs, and experiences that have captured imaginations the world over, offering members behind-the-scenes exclusives, member events, discounts and special offers.

Bonus Features:
·              Walt’s Story Meetings: Pleasure Island – The Pleasure Island scene in “Pinocchio” had much more development than what is seen in the film. Join Pixar’s Pete Docter and Disney historian and author J.B. Kaufman as they explore artwork recently discovered in Disney’s animation research library revealing some of the attractions, gags and games, which Disney animators created for this iconic location of the film, that never made it on screen.

·              In Walt’s Words – “Pinocchio” – Hear Walt himself discuss the making of “Pinocchio” through archival recordings and interviews.

·      The Pinocchio Project: “When You Wish Upon a Star” – Music influencers Alex G, Tanner Patrick and JR Aquino from Disney’s Maker Studios, a global leader in short-form videos, gather in a creative workspace to create their rendition of the film’s signature song, “When You Wish Upon a Star,” and produce a fresh new music video.

·              Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in “Poor Papa” – This recently restored and scored 1927 short features Oswald the Lucky Rabbit who gets multiple visits from the stork and is forced to attempt various methods to help stop the onslaught of baby deliveries.

·              Classic Bonus Features – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include hours of bonus material, such as the making of “Pinocchio,” deleted scenes, sing-alongs, storyboards and theatrical trailers.

*Bonus features may vary by retailer

Product SKUs: Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD/SD, Disney Movies Anywhere
Feature Run Time: Approximately 88 minutes
Rating: G in U.S. and Canada
Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 1.33:1
DVD Feature Film = 1.33:1
Audio: Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD = English, Spanish, and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
Subtitles: English ESL, English SDH, French & Spanish

I just love that Pinnochio can be seen on Digital HD and Blue-ray and DVD.  It brings back such wonderful memories from my childhood and I am thrilled to share this with a new generation.  Jiminy Cricket and the songs had us all glued to the screen and singing at the top of our lungs.  I think this dvd makes a great gift to pass on this disney tale to kids young and old.