Friday, August 29, 2014



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Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – TV Spot

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Genre:                                      Family Comedy
Rating:                                      TBD
U.S. Release Date:                    October 10, 2014
Cast:                                        Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne
Director:                                   Miguel Arteta
Producers:                                Shawn Levy, Lisa Henson, Dan Levine
Executive Producers:                Philip Steuer, Jason Lust
Writer:                                       Rob Lieber
Based on the novel by:              Judith Viorst

Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one.
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.

In theaters Oct. 10, 2014, Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—and soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

·       Director Miguel Arteta won the 2001 Independent Spirit Award for best feature under $500,000 for “Chuck & Buck.”
·       “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” published in 1972, was written by Judith Viorst,   illustrated by Ray Cruz and inspired by Viorst’s sons Alexander, Anthony and Nicholas. With more than 2 million copies in print, it became an ALA Notable Children’s Book and won a George G. Stone Center Recognition of Merit, a Georgia Children’s Book Award, and distinction as a Reading Rainbow book. Viorst penned the sequels: “Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday” (1978) and “Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move” (1995).
·       The 1972 book was first adapted to the small screen as a half-hour HBO animated musical in 1990 before Viorst collaborated with composers Charles Strouse (music) and Shelley Markham (musical score) for a 1998 stage musical at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
·       “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is the first live-action film adaptation of the children’s classic.


Hosted by Josh Gad, the Voice of Olaf

All-New Exclusive ABC Special Features Interviews with Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff,  Josh Gad as well as John Lasseter and the Frozen Filmmaking Team



“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award®-winning film “Frozen,” now the biggest animated feature of all time.   A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” airs TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. 

            Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought “Frozen” to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer, artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter—the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big-screen animated musical.   Viewers will take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of the fictional kingdom of Arendelle  and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the film’s unforgettable look and feel.

            This special will also include some exciting announcements about the next chapter of “Frozen” and a never-before-seen preview of “Frozen” characters Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on an upcoming episode of ABC’s smash-hit “Once Upon a Time.”

The program will culminate in an exclusive sneak peek at the action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6,” currently in production at Walt Disney Animation Studios –under wraps until now – as the team prepares their next big-screen epic.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is hosted by star Josh Gad (voice of Olaf) and features interviews with “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell (voice of Anna) and Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa) as well as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer and “Frozen” executive producer John Lasseter, Academy Award®-winning filmmakers, including directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. This one-hour special will also feature exclusive insights and commentary from art director Mike Giaimo and talented artists from the art direction, animation and effects teams. The exclusive sneak peek of “Big Hero 6” is presented by the film’s directors, Don Hall and Chris Williams.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is produced by Lincoln Square Productions. Jeanmarie Condon is senior executive producer and Rudy Bednar is director of “The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic.” 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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GearMaxx Screen Protectors Are Fantastic!!

I love having a top of the line phone because it allows me to do everything I do online, with only the touch of a finger. The downside to this is trying to keep your phone from getting damaged. You can keep it in your pocket, a case or whatever other place you deem safe, but that doesn't mean your screen will stay perfect.

I was fortunate enough to be sent screen protectors for my phone and my husbands from the fabulous people at GearMaxx. These not only protect your screen, but minimize the strain on your eyes by blocking 99% of UV rays emitted by your phone.

I first applied the cover to my husbands Galaxy S5 using the easy to follow instructions. The protectors are cut to specifically for each phone giving you a perfect fit every time and making it that much more simple to apply. Each kit comes with 2 screen covers so you have one to share or an extra one for yourself. The kit also includes a microfiber cloth, dust eraser and squeegee tool, meaning you have everything you need right in the package. 

The application process is simple. You wipe your screen to remove any dust and dirt and peel the first backing piece (labeled #1) from your screen protector about an inch or so. Next you flip the protector over and align with your screen starting at the top. Carefully press the top corners onto the screen in the correct place and peel the rest of the backing with one hand, while you press the rest of the protector down with the other. Use the included squeegee to gently push out any air bubbles. Once you have everything aligned correctly and all bubbles removed, peel off the #2 backing piece and you are done.

I had no issues applying these to the Galaxy S5 or to my HTC One M8. Both protectors were perfectly fitted to our phones and once applied they are amazingly clear. I noticed no change in the colors of the screens or in how they handled. The touch features still work perfectly and my screen looks great. 

My favorite part of the GearMaxx screen protectors is how nice they are. I have tried protectors in the past that were really flimsy and peeled back after a short period of use. These are a thicker variety and have not moved at all since being applied. I can rest comfortably knowing my screen is safe and if I ever want to change it or take it off for any reason, these protectors can be cleaned and used again!

GearMaxx offers protectors to suit your  tablet, notebook, gaming console and digital camera too. This means you can have the same quality protection on all of your devices! These particular covers can be purchased on ebay for only $11.99. The prices vary depending on the device, some being less and some being more, but I think they are well worth it!

* I received complimentary samples for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

School Is Back In Session

Even though summer is hectic and the kids have a way of making the days seem to last forever, I hate when it is time for school again. I dread the early mornings and all the extra details that come with three kids in school, and all of them being in advanced classes. They have assignments, meetings, trips, fundraisers and chaos galore. I wish they could just stay home all the time, but then I would probably lose my sanity in under a year and have to spend some quality time in a padded room.

The worst part of school is keeping track of who needs what, has to be where, can't forget this and must have that. They always have some special project to do or assignment they have to work on at home, so that means I have to do them all too. I am mom and I have to fit it in between writing, posting, planning, cooking, cleaning and about a million other things during the day.

I have learned over the years to try and be as prepared as possible. I try to always have paper, pencils, crayons and markers, glue and other random school related items on hand. At least this saves me from having to make extra trips to the store for a roll of tape or construction paper.

What about you? Are you excited when the kids start school or do you dread the daily routine that comes with it?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Zoku Quick Pop Maker Giveaway

Even though the kids are back in school, I still try to find little things to do with them for fun. We like to craft, bake and anything else we can all do together. I am always searching for new ideas to entertain us for awhile. I bet one of you could have some fun with this Zoku Quick Pop Maker!

Zoku Quick Pop Maker Giveaway
Welcome to the Zoku Quick Pop Maker Giveaway!
Sponsored By: Zoku
If you love popsicles then you have got to get you a Zoku. Zoku is made up of a team of creative individuals who make and design products that will make our daily lives easier and better. Their first product put into production is The Quick Pop Maker. The Zoku Quick Pop Maker can make delicious frozen treats in as little as seven minutes. The quick pop maker can make 3 popsicles at a time and comes with everything you need to be able to create 6 popsicles each time. This is a really great thing especially if you have kids in school. It makes the perfect after school snacks. Michelle over at Sweet Southern Lovin had the opportunity to review the Quick Pop Maker. Head on over here to check out her review and for a recipe.
**Giveaway Details**
August 26th 12PM EST to September 2nd at 11:59pm EST
Open to Continental US only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Prize: One lucky reader will win a Zoku Quick Pop Maker. RV $49.50
**How to Enter**
Enter using the Entry Form below. By entering you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions listed on the Entry Form. All winning entries will be verified. Winner will receive an email from and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. All entries are optional.

*Participating bloggers did not receive any compensation for this giveaway. Sponsor is responsible for prize shipment. Any questions*

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Surpahs Digital Body Scale Updated

If there is one item I have never really kept in my home before now, it would have to be a bath scale. Being a single mom with 3 kids, I was always working and taking care of them which didn't leave much time to worry about weight.

The past several years I have had multiple surgeries on my foot, leaving me stuck in bed and not walking for months each time. With nothing to do except sit, I noticed a change in my weight. It is hard to exercise or move around when you have to keep your leg elevated most of the time, so it didn't take long to put on a few pounds. 
Since being able to walk again, I have started to focus more on taking those pounds back off and getting into better overall shape. This was when I realized that having a scale at home would be a good addition to my arsenal. I could keep track of my weight loss, and would always have it there to remind me to watch what I was eating. When I was given the opportunity, I knew reviewing the Surpahs Digital Body Scale was a perfect fit for me.

This digital scale is lightweight and compact, allowing it to be moved easily or stored without taking up a lot of room. The large LCD display makes it easy to read from a standing position, instead of having to lean over to see your weight clearly. The display shows the whole pounds and the decimal so you can track your weight to two tenths of a pound. 

The scale is super easy to use too. It instantly turns on when you step on it and starts calculating. You have your results in seconds and you don't have to push any buttons or switches first. It is auto calibrated, so it comes ready to use and it turns itself off when you finish, so no wasting batteries. 

I have used this scale for a couple of months and it still performs perfectly. The scale remains intact and functioning as intended and I have only had to replace the battery once. I have had no issues of any kind and am still 100% pleased with this scale. 

*I received the mentioned  product for review purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Dial Coconut Water Body Wash and Giveaway

One of my favorite ways to end a long day is in a nice hot shower. I love to relax under the spray and let my tensions drain away, then get squeaky clean before heading to bed. I love to lather myself with a great smelling soap and am always keeping my eye out for a new scent I might like.

When I first saw the new Dial Coconut Water washes, I wondered how different they would be from others I have tried. The clear color intrigued me. I had never seen a clear scented wash before, and it made me want to try them for that reason alone. I was sent the Refreshing Mango scent to review. Loving fruit smells, I decided to try it right away.

I noticed an immediate difference in how this felt. The soap is very silky and almost slippery. It seems to work best when applied with a pouf, loofah or sponge, as suggested on the package, versus a washcloth or by hand. I like that it produces a nice lather and rinses easily too, leaving your skin feeling soft and clean. My favorite part of this was the scent. I absolutely loved the smell of this body wash. The aroma is nice and pleasantly fruity, but not overpowering.

I am happy to be able to share this with some of you too. I have 3 FREE product coupons to give away. Because I want to spread the joy as far as possible, I am going to have three winners who will each receive one full value coupon for their own bottle of Coconut Water Body Wash!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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First Look at Paul Rudd in Marvel's ANT-MAN!!!

Shot on location in San Francisco, Paul Rudd stars as Scott Lang AKA Ant-Man, in Marvel Studio's Ant-Man, scheduled for release in the U.S. on July 17th, 2015.  


Principal Photography Begins in San Francisco
For July 17, 2015 Release

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (August, 18, 2014) – Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s “Ant-Man.” The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.

Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (“Behind The Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.

The film also includes outstanding additional cast including Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “The Bourne Legacy”), Bobby Cannavale (“Danny Collins,” “Annie,” “HBO’s “The Long Play”), Michael PeƱa (“End of Watch,” “American Hustle”), Abby Ryder Fortson (“Togetherness”), Judy Greer (“13 Going on 30,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), David Dastmalchian (“The Dark Knight,” “Prisoners”), Wood Harris (“Remember the Titans,” “The Wire”), John Slattery (“Mad Men,” Marvel’s “Iron Man 2”) and Gregg Turkington (“The Comedy,” “On Cinema”) and multi-hyphenate T.I. (“American Gangster,” “Takers”).

Based on the Marvel comic character first published in 1962, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in Marvel’s “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the upcoming Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.  

Director Peyton Reed’s creative team also includes Oscar® winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter (“Titanic,” “21”), production designer Sheppard Frankel (“Identity Thief,” “Horrible Bosses”) costume designer Sammy Sheldon Differ (“X-Men: First Class,” “Kick Ass”), visual effects supervisor Jake Morrison (Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” “The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers”), stunt coordinator Jeff Habberstad (Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”) and six-time Oscar® nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudik (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”).  The editors include Dan Lebental, ACE (Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” Marvel’s “Iron Man”) and Colby Parker Jr. (“Lone Survivor,” “Hancock”).

Marvel Studios’ upcoming release schedule includes Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015, Marvel’s “Captain America 3” on May 6, 2016, and Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” on July 28, 2017.  

Guardians of the Galaxy Clip: “Dancing Groot”



GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is now playing in theatres everywhere!

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Original Prize Candle Tastemaker Moms Campaign

I love candles. I love to have one lit all day long, so my house will smell delicious all the time. I prefer candles that have a long burn time, so I don't have to change them every day but I want the scent to stay strong the whole time it burns.

My newest candle addiction centers around candles with prizes in them. I love the idea of getting a treat after my candle burns down, and the thrill of having to wait to find out what it is. I will be the first to admit I am not the most patient person, but I try to refrain from digging into my candle so it will last as long as possible. Considering my love for candles and prizes, it is no wonder I was thrilled when I was chosen to review a Prize Candle as part of a Tastemaker Mom campaign.

I was provided with a Jasmine Neroli scented candle to try. This was not a scent I had smelled before, so that was a nice addition to an already great project. The 9 oz soy wax candle is designed to offer 40 wonderfully scented hours of burn time,  not to mention the prize inside. That was a lot of positive promise in one little candle, so I was excited to see how well they actually compared to my expectations.

When I first looked at the candle, I could tell it was a soy candle. The wax has a whole different look and feel to it and they don't have the uniform solidness you find in other types of candles. Personally, I like having a soy based candle because it doesn't take nearly as long for it to begin melting. There is nothing worse then lighting a new candle and having to wait an hour to smell anything.

In my excitement to enjoy this new scent, I forgot to read the directions on the box telling you to trim the wick to 1/4 inch each time you lit the candle again. I had to leave shortly after originally lighting my candle and didn't trim it before the second round, so I ended up with a little soot in my candle. It didn't alter the scent any so I just stored the information away for next time.

I burned my candle for over 20 hours before I was able to gain access to my prize. I refrained from digging it out so I wouldn't damage the candle and waste any yummy burn time. The prize was wrapped nicely and then tucked into a small plastic case to prevent any damage to the ring inside. I used tweezers to remove the casing from the wax and allowed it to dry before opening it to get the ring out.

The ring I received was beautiful. It came out fully intact, and with not even a touch of wax on it. I was not looking forward to having to remove wax from my jewelry, so I was thrilled when it came out clean. It was a beautiful blue colored stone surrounded by smaller white stones and set in silver, but I had no idea what it was worth. I followed the easy steps and visited the site to enter the code provided with my prize. It took only seconds for me to find out my ring was valued at $25. That is certainly not the largest prize value you can find hidden in a Prize Candle, but because it fit, and was pleasing to look at, I couldn't care less what it was worth!

I would love to try one of these candles in every scent available, and to see what other gorgeous prizes may be hidden in them. I have added them to the list I keep of items I would buy as gifts. This is a great way for me to remember them in the future, so I will be able to share the experience with others too.

* I was provided with the mentioned sample item for review purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Friday, August 15, 2014

YumEarth Back to School Giveaway

Welcome to the YumEarth Back to School Giveaway

Sponsored By: YumEarth

Hosted By:

With the kids all heading back to school, one of the things on our list are healthy snacks for their lunches. These YumEarth Organics make a perfect addition to any lunch box and they are great for an after school snack too!

YumEarth Back to School Giveaway
Thanks to YumEarth, Crazy About Deals, and an awesome group of bloggers, you get the chance to win 50 packs of YumEarth Organics Fruit Snacks!
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We believe YumEarth tastes better because we choose real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients
grown on sustainable family farms to sweeten our lives and yours...and because we love spectacular flavor
and hand craft all our flavors to make them all tart and bright and delicious!
It is Back to School time and one of the concerns of parents are what your kids are eating for snacks. YumEarth candy are great alternatives for other candy. They are made with all-natural ingredients, no artificial colors or artificial dyes, no gluten, no peanuts, and no tree-nuts. They get to have tasty treats while you have to worry less about them eating all the other stuff found in other candies.
YumEarth was generous to give Crazy About Deals a free pack of YumEarth Organics Fruit Snacks to review. Read all about Crazy About Deals's review of YumEarth.

Crazy About Deals YumEarth Organics Fruit Snacks Review

The Giveaway ends 8/21 at 11:59 pm EST
Prize: 50 packs of YumEarth Organics Fruit Snacks
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pure Raspberry Ketones Natural Fat Burners

I told you before about my experiences with different diet and weight loss products. Now, I want to tell you about the newest product I tried.

Pure Raspberry Ketones Natural Fat Burners are extracted from natural sources instead of being synthesized in a lab. This means no additives, binders, fillers or artificial ingredients. Made in the USA, these 500mg capsules are quality tested for assurance. They work as an appetite suppressant by burning body fat and converting it into energy which helps to suppress your appetite.

By using natural ingredients and working with your bodies own normal processes, this product avoids the jittery feeling caused by many appetite suppressants on the market. When combined with diet and exercise, these prove to be a productive weight loss supplement. Exercising makes the body burn energy, which in turn burns calories. By taking these pills in combination with exercise, you are converting stored body fat into burnable energy. This means you don't have to eat more to replace the lost energy, and you are suppressing appetite at the same time. It is a combination that works without any negative side effects.

I took these for about two weeks without any other supplements following the directions of one pill twice a day, 30 minutes before meals with a glass of water. I tried to watch my food intake and increase my activity to achieve the best possible results. I am not going to claim a huge decrease in weight or overly dramatic results. What I noticed was a slow but steady dropping of a pound or two at a time. When doing this over the two week period, I had a drop of around 6 pounds and an increase of energy that allowed me to accomplish more with minimal effort.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Skelita Calaveras Monster High Costume Review

My daughter is a huge Monster High fan. She has themed clothing, dolls, posters and everything in between. When I saw the opportunity to review the new Skelita Calaveras costume, I knew it was a perfect fit for her. Skelita is one of the newer Monster High characters and will probably be on a lot of wish lists this year. All I have to do is add shoes and a little makeup and she is ready to get some candy!

The brightly colored, wavy layers of the skirt make this an eye catching costume from the start. The colors are a bit different in the actual costume than they appear on the site. The blue shown above looks aqua on the site and the green is darker than it looks too. I don't think it makes any difference, and my daughter never even noticed. However, if you are buying accessories like bracelets or shoes to match, I would suggest going with a variety of colors or waiting until you have the costume in hand to make sure it is exactly what you had in mind.

The costume comes with the dress, belt, tights and gloves. The tights and gloves feature cool skeleton bones on them and the top has cute glittery stitched patterns with skulls. This fits perfectly with the darkness of the characters, without being too much for a little girl. It has a soft, velvety feel that I love too. This costume is sure to put the Scream Spirit in your Monster High fan!

Wholesale Costume Club offers a large variety of Girls Monster High costumes, so it shouldn't be hard to find one to suit the little girl in your life. They even suggest a nice selection of accessories, treat bags, makeup and safety lights at the bottom of each costume page. This makes it super easy to get the extras you want, without searching all over the site for them.

The sizing of this appears to run a bit small. I ordered a sz medium, which is normally a size 8-10. My daughter wears a size 8, which is usually a little big because she is so petite, but this fit her perfectly. She has room to move and can even layer under it if the weather is too cold. If I were looking for a size 10 though, I would personally order a larger version of this. You can grab this costume for only $21.98 for non members and $19.96 for members. You can also purchase the wig separately.

*I received the costume for review purposes. No other compensation was received, or expected, and all opinions are my own.

Scentsy Fun in the Sun Giveaway

In case I haven't told you before, I am a huge Scentsy fan. I love the variety of amazing scents they offer, not to mention the unique warmers!. I would have it going in my house all the time but not everyone loves the same scents that I do, so I give them a break every now and then. One of you can indulge your scent addiction by winning this giveaway!

Scentsy Beach Warmer


Sponsored by Believe Wickless

Hosted by Joan's 5 Star Reviews

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Joan from Joan's 5 Star Reviews has had the opportunity to try many Scentsy products and her love of Scentsy has led her to bringing you this fun giveaway. This whimsical Warmer is reminder of a sunny day at the beach, adorned with sand and seashells, and in the shape of a pail, this warmer is sure to be a hit in any home!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

EBATES Back to School Savings

Today's Daily Double

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Macy's

was 3.0%, now Get 10.0% Cash Back

Coupons and Cash Back
Old Navy - 20% off any order. (Restrictions apply.) Code: SAVEMORE
Expires: 8/12/2014
Get 2.0% Cash Back

The Body Shop - Buy 3 Get 2 Free.
Expires: 8/12/2014
Get 4.0% Cash Back

Calvin Klein - Up to 75% off Semi Annual Sale.
Expires: 8/21/2014
Get 3.5% Cash Back

Groupon - 10% off any Local Deal! Code: LOCAL10
Expires: 8/12/2014
Get 6.0% Cash Back

Sears - 15% off Family and Friends Sale or Members choice 10-25% back in points.
Expires: 8/12/2014
Get 3.0% Cash Back!

Kohl's - 15% off any order. Code: SAVE15
Expires: 8/17/2014
Was 3.0%, now Get 6.0% Cash Back!

Staples - 30% off Classroom Supplies. Code: 55791
Expires: 8/16/2014
Was 2.0%, now Get 4.0% Cash Back

JCPenney - Friends & Family Sale - Extra 25% off! Code: JCPFRNDS
Expires: 8/12/2014
Get 3.0% Cash Back

Macy's - 20% off Back-to-School Clothing. Code: LUCKYU
Expires: 8/15/2014
Was 3.0%, now Get 5.0% Cash Back

Back to School Sale (August 12 - 25)
Sephora - was 4.0%, now get 8.0% Cash Back
Amazon Home - was 0.0%, now 3.0% Cash Back
Sam's Club - was 1.5%, now get 2.5% Cash Back
Nordstrom - was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
Kohl's - was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
Panasonic - was 2.0%, now get 8.0% Cash Back
Holiday Inn - was 4.5%, now get 8.0% Cash Back
American Eagle - was 2.0%, now 5.3%
Staples - was 2.0%, now get 4.0% Cash Back
Dell Consumer - was 2.0%, now get 4.0% Cash Back
Famous Footwear - was 4.0%, now get 8.0% Cash Back
Office Depot - was 2.0%, now get 4.0% Cash Back
Expedia - was 4.0%, now get 5.2% Cash Back
eBags - was 6.0%, now get 12.0% Cash Back
New Balance - was 6.0%, now get 12.0% Cash Back
Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th - was up to 3.0%, now up to 6.0% Cash Back
Walmart - was 1.0%, now get 2.0% Cash Back
LivingSocial - was 3.0%, now 6.0% Cash Back - was 4.0%, now get 8.0% Cash Back

Have You Tried Schwan's Home Service?

If you are not familiar with Schwan's food delivery service, you should be. For those of you who may not already know, Schwan's offers a huge variety of food products that they bring to you. Yes, you heard that right. You order the items you want and they deliver them right to your door. Being able to order great food and have it delivered to my home is a huge time saver for me. I don't have to go to the store in search of every item and don't have to make it all from scratch either.

For over 60 years, Schwan's Home Service has provided superior frozen foods with convenient home delivery. Our foods are flash frozen at the peak of freshness and flavor. Choose from USDA Choice meats, wild-caught seafood, flavorful skillet meals, Grade A fruits and vegetables, plus our heritage ice cream, distinctive desserts and much more.

We offer delicious foods to satisfy everyone, including family members with special dietary needs including:

- No gluten ingredients
- Vegetarian
- No sugar added
- Heart healthy
- Low calorie
- Low sodium choices

Schwan's offers weekly specials, coupons, online hot deals and new customer special offers. Join the Schwan's Rewards program and earn 5% back on every online purchase, to be used on a future order. 

100% Guarantee! Love It or Return It! If you're unsatisfied one of our products - for any reason - we will gladly replace it or provide a refund.

My Readers Save $ On Your First Order at Schwans Home Service! -
$5 off $25 Order - Coupon Code: JULIEN2
$10 off $50 Order - Coupon Code: JULIEN2
$15 off $75 Order - Coupon Code: JULIEN15

I have personally tried ice cream, breakfast pizzas, drink mixes and more from Scwan's and have never been disappointed with the food. I will be ordering some great new items from Schwan's to review for you, so stay tuned!!