I suck

I do.  I am so busy.  I was supposed to do a few giveaways for you here, a new Doc McStuffins DVD and a new Mike The Knight DVD over a month ago.  And yet, they never happened.

My job is overwhelming.  Not in a bad way, but still.  I’m not only working 9-5 but in the evenings I am doing the social media for the rink and even going back to the rink somenights for paperwork for new employees or uprising issues that need to be dealt with.

On top of that I am still working the trade shows.  This week is the coin show, which I love working, but still.  It takes a lot of effort to get ready to take 3 days off from the rink, make sure I have everything prepared and done and gear myself up for everything that will be waiting for me when I get back.  Not to mention the evenings I will go to the rink after working the coin show for what are sure to be uprising issues that need to be dealt with.

Did I mention the other job I picked up a couple of weeks ago?  Also sorta through the trade shows, but from home on my own time.  I committed to working a 60 hour two week period from home to help the registration team of E3.  This is probably the biggest trade show we work each year and I am honored they asked for my help.  Plus I need all the extra funds I can get since there is an Alaskan Cruise in my near future.  (Un)fortunately, the job only took me 31 hours to complete instead of 60, so I am a little more relaxed (but that also means less dollars, so there is a little more stress).

But with all of this going on this blog has suffered.  And as a result you have suffered.  Sorry about that.

How about some good news?

ADAM IS HOME!

I have missed this face so stinking much it is unbelievable.  But now he is here and I hug him every chance I get.

My baby is as tall as me!

My baby is as tall as me!

 

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Little Mermaid

THE LITTLE MERMAID is coming to Blu-ray combo pack on October 1!

MY LITTLE PONIES: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: ADVENTURES IN THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE

We got a new My Little Pony DVD in the mail this weekend, can’t wait for the kids to watch it.  In the mean time check out these preview clips.

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Cinderella

Caity’s favorite movie EVER IS BACK!

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” and at the stroke of midnight lats night, dreams around the globe really did come true when The Walt Disney Studios opened its prestigious vault to release one of Walt Disney’s most timeless and beloved masterpieces of all time, “Cinderella,” in the highly anticipated Blu-ray™ Diamond Edition Collection.

This enchanting classic comes alive in stunning fashion for in-home viewing for the very first time on Blu-ray high definition with enhanced picture and sound, once again being embraced by new and old generation alike and only available … as long as the spell lasts.

The “Cinderella: Diamond Edition,” with its spellbinding storyline, memorable music, unforgettable characters and spectacular animation, sparkles like never before with a wide-array of bonus features that extend the viewing experience for the whole family to enjoy including never-before-seen material, family-friendly interactive activities, games and more.

“Cinderella: Diamond Edition” will be offered for purchase in several distinct packages – a collector’s 6-Disc Jewelry Box Set (Cinderella Blu-ray + Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True Blu-ray/Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time on a single Blu-ray + Cinderella DVD + Cinderella 2 DVD + Cinderella 3 DVD + Cinderella Digital Copy Disc), a 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD), and High-Definition Disney Digital.

You can download fun games, activities, coloring pages and recipes below!

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Camping with Sid the Science Kid

I camped a lot as a kid, I kinda got camped out.  I think I took my kids camping once maybe twice when they were young but they did get the experience with others (scouts, friends, school).  I have a feeling my grand kids will not camp other than school or another group.

When the grand twins and I sat down to watch the new Sid Science Kid DVD: Sid’s Backyard Campout, they got excited about the idea of sleeping outside.

Madilyn loves watching Sid DVD’s because of all the music involved and Matthew enjoys the actual science and bugs, it’s a good mix for the two of them.

From the Press Release:

Pack some food and bring your backpack because Sid, Gerald and Dad are gearing up for a big adventure!  They’re setting up tents for a campout in the backyard!  Dad is eager to share his love of nature and demonstrates how to have a great time outside with the simplest of necessities.  They look for animals, cook their own dinner, marvel at stars in the sky, roast marshmallows, and sing songs around the campfire.  Join the adventure and sing along!

This DVD retails for only $6.99 and is a great bargain for a 45 minute fun time for the kids.

 

 

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You Must be Brave

If you are going to see this movie.

I have been anxious to see Brave since seeing the first preview almost a year ago.  So has Caitlyn.  When I received the invite to a screening it was for a day when Caity was going camping with her dad so I had to go without her.  I grabbed my trusty friend Sheila and we headed out.

We were both very excited, a female-centric movie is rare, especially where the female is supposedly strong and intelligent.  There has been some kerfuffles on the internet regarding Disney’s portrayal of boys in the ads being sexist.  Why do we have to dumb one side down to make the other look more intelligent?  Can’t we all just get along? (RIP Rodney)

After almost 45 minute delay because of technical difficulties on the part of AMC, we were finally ready to watch.

More than once both Sheila and I jumped in our seats and exclaimed when the BIG BLACK BEAR came into the shot.  I don’t know how Caitlyn would have reacted, she is a braver girl than I but I am kind of glad she wasn’t there.  Perhaps we will wait for the DVD to come out before seeing it again.

Other than the violence I enjoyed the rest of the film.  There was a good portrayal of the mother daughter interaction and the triplet boys were adorable.

If your child is less of a fraidy cat than me, you should be ok.  Know your child.

PS. Get there early for the amazing Pixar short La Luna and stay till the end of the credits for a cute little epilogue.

Three Diet Cokes

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Cinderella!

Jake and The Neverland Pirates: Peter Pan Returns

 Peter Pan is back––but his shadow is missing! When Peter loses his shadow while playing a game of Catch-Me-If-You-Can, he returns to Never Land to seek help from his kid pirate friend Jake.

Embarking on one of his most daring and exciting adventures ever, Jake and his kid pirate pals, Izzy and Cubby, along with lookout parrot Skully, must use teamwork to find Peter’s shadow and return it to its rightful owner.

However, their mission is nearly thwarted by the fiendish Captain Hook, and his bumbling first mate Mr. Smee.

But bravery and justice win the day and Jake and his Never Land pirate crew once again reveal what it takes to become heroes.

The twins were resistant at first, only because it was slated to be our nap time movie.  Needless to say (don’t you hate that phrase? Is something is needless to say then why am I saying it?), they were so enthralled by the story their nap didn’t happen til it was over.here are 6 episodes in total on the DVD (but don’t tell the twins that!).

Check out the buttons below for lots of Pirate Easter fun for you and the kids.

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Download Printable Activities!

 

One lucky winner will receive their own copy to watch with their family, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

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A Turtle’s Tale – Sammy’s Adventure *Giveaway*

A sea turtle who was hatched in 1959 spends the next 50 years traveling the world while it is being changed by global warming.

That pretty much sums up the movie on a whole.  But when you break it down bit by bit you can see all the horrible things that have been happening to our environment over the years, not just by global warming but by our own human stupidity and carelessness.

Sammy goes through oil spills, trash in the water, getting caught in fishing and trapping nets not to mention dodging sharks and other predators.

The twins (3 years old) didn’t have much interest but Caitlyn (6 years old) was riveted.  She was hurt and saddened at the idea of humans doing so many bad things to the turtle.  She asked me why all the humans were trying to hurt him and I had to explain that not all the humans were bad but some were making bad choices.  It reinforced the conversations we have had before about all of our choices having consequences sometimes we don’t notice the consequence but it is there nonetheless.

Turtle Tale will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on April 3rd.  Thanks to the lovely PR contact 2 readers will win a copy of their very own!

Just enter using the Rafflecopter form below!

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Hop DVD and Krispy Kreme Giveaway

UPDATED: THE WINNER AS PICKED BY RAFFLECOPTER IS:

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Krispy Kreme has delicious new donuts in celebration of Spring.  The Sprinkled Chocolate Iced Egg with Kreme Filling and the Drizzled Iced Egg with Chocolate Kreme Filling.  The colors are bright and beautiful and I don’t have to tell you how yummy they are, they are Krispy Kreme’s after all!

These new donuts are also inspired by the new Easter classic movie HOP which is coming out on DVD next week March 23.

About Hop:” He was destined to be the Easter Bunny, but all he wanted to do was rock!  When teenager E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream to become a rock star drummer, he meets Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals. Together the two encounter a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures and in the end help each other recognize the importance of family”

You can get these yummy new donuts from now until April 2, so hurry down to your local Krispy Kreme for some Hot and Ready donuts now.

But wait there’s more!

One lucky reader will win:

  • HOP Movie DVD (I can’t send the DVD until it its the stores on March 23) so the prize packs will go out then.
  • Buy One Dozen/Get A Dozen Original Glaze Doughnuts Free at Krispy Kreme.
  • A 12oz bag of Krispy Kreme House Blend Coffee for home brewing
  • A Krispy Kreme Paper Hat
  • A Krispy Kreme T-Shirt

All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter form below and a winner will be chosen on March 23 and notified via email.

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