Thursday, May 29, 2014

Photos from Maleficent Premier in Hollywood

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MALEFICENT is rated PG and releases in theaters everywhere on May 30th!

"Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever. 
The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

“Maleficent” is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Michael Vieira, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. “Maleficent” opens in U.S. theaters on May 30, 2014.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Memorial Day Deals From My Inbox

I get a ton of emails every day and many of them are sales and deals. I normally just browse and delete, but I thought I would share some with you....

Diamond Candles-

Memorial Day Weekend Sale
Start your summer with fresh scents sure to brighten your home. Let our beach inspired Summer Time Ring Candlecarry you away to a sandy paradise or enjoy a summer picnic treat like our Watermelon Wedge Ring Candle.
Sale ends tomorrow. Receive 25% off all items. Use gift code MDAY32 at checkout to receive your discount.


No More Rack-

               I just love this site and now, for memorial day, you can grab all you want and it all ships free. Yes, that's right...FREE SHIPPING NOW !!!!


     I just placed an order for curtains from them yesterday. For Memorial Day, Stoneberry is offering 20% OFF EVERYTHING!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wonka Peel-a-Pops

I shopped at Kroger this week just so I could grab some of the new Wonka Peel-a-Pops. After seeing all the ads about them, I knew the kids were going to want these. 

These Wonka pops are a blend of the fruit flavored gummy outside and the soft vanilla ice cream inside. All you have to do is peel the gummy layer like a banana and presto, you have ice cream. My kids thought it was hilarious that they could play with their ice cream and they loved the mix of grape and vanilla flavors. 

I love that these were a reasonable price at Kroger. I hate trying something new and finding out you don't like it, after paying a bundle for it. With 8 in a box and 3 kids, i knew i was going to need more than one.

I like that these are easy to peel, so Wonka lovers of almost any age can enjoy them. The mix of flavors is unique and takes a minute to get used to. I prefer to just eat them in bites so you get both parts every time. These aren't real messy and the ice cream holds up well after removing the peel, so there is no rush to finish it quickly. 

*I was provided with a sample box to test this product. All opinions are my own and not influenced by receiving a sample item. 

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Adovia Dead Sea Mud Shampoo

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I am blessed with long hair that is perfectly straight. I say blessed because this means I don't have issues with tangles, knots and other issues some people have with theirs. The downside to this is that my hair refuses to hold curl of any kind. I have tried everything from curling and crimping irons to professional perms with no luck at all. This can be a hassle if you are looking for a little body and bounce from your hair.

I recently had a chance to try the Adovia Dead Sea Mud Shampoo, which I was hoping would help me with the flat hair issue.I also love to dye my hair and that results in damaged and dry locks, so I had multiple issues to address. Made from a mix of natural ingredients including Dead Sea Mud, Chamomile and Olive Oil, this shampoo is formulated to add hydration and moisture to the scalp, leaving you with healthier and more attractive hair, which is just what I needed.

When the shampoo first arrived, I instantly noticed the grey color of it. I guess I should have been expecting that, being a mud based product, but I admit I was a little leery about putting that grey stuff in my hair. Since I had agreed to review the product. I really had no choice, so I swallowed my fears and went ahead with it. Let me tell you, that was a great decision to make.

When I first applied this, and began lathering, it lent a very strange feel to my hair. It almost felt dry and tangled while washing which was the opposite of what I expected. Once I began to towel dry my hair, this got even worse. My hair seemed full of knots and tangles and felt almost straw-like to the touch. I was slightly concerned that it may have given me the opposite of what I was looking for, but once my hair dried all the way and I was able to brush it, I was amazed.

My hair felt softer and full of body. You could actually see a difference in how it laid and how thick it looked. The biggest change I noticed was the shine. Granted, my hair is bright red, so it has some shine of it's own just from the color. The shine I noticed after using this was totally different. My hair felt silky and it even had some sight curl to it, which I had never seen it do before. I noticed the change easily indoors, but once I stepped out in the sun, the change was stunning. The shine coming off of my head was amazing and it felt so much more healthy and alive to me.

I have used this product several more times since the initial use and each time it feels strange during, and right after use, but wonderful once it is clean and dry. I am assuming this has to do with the nutrients in the shampoo seeping into my hair. Whatever the cause, I love how this improved the look and feel of my hair and I will be using this shampoo every time I wash it.

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Cassani Fogless Shower Mirror

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You can bet that every day you will find my husband standing at the sink to shave his face. Now, I know that he has to shave, and I don't want him looking like a grizzly bear all the time, but I don't want a sink full of hair either. I am always complaining about this and now I have found something to help put a stop to it for good.

The Cassani Fogless Shower Mirror is a unique little piece that allows my darling husband to groom himself in the shower, where the hair can run down the drain and be out of sight permanently. This compact mirror uses Anti-Fog Nanotechnology to stay free of cloudiness and fog, allowing you the best view possible, and a cleaner, closer shave.

The Cassani mirror is incredibly easy to hang. You simply decide where you want the mirror to go, remove the backing from the included hanger and press firmly. The mirror sits straight and stays put for a fast and easy shave. There is even an included hanger for your razor, keeping it right there within reach when needed.

We have used this mirror several times, not only to shave but to dye my hair as well. It can be removed from the hanger and put back in seconds, allowing you the freedom of using it for other things if desired. I hung this under the shower head so it is out of the direct spray as suggested, but still in a perfect place for shaving needs. It has held up as claimed and remained fog free every time. The instructions do tell you that for extra long showers, you may need to lightly rinse to remove any cloudiness, but this has not been an issue at all for us. 

I love that this can be easily removed if we no longer want it there, yet it stays put nicely for as long as we do. I am enjoying a hair free sink and would suggest this to those of you battling the same issue. 

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Valentia Even Glow Serum - Antioxidant Skin Treatment - 20% Vitamin C

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Fighting the battle with age is not something I take lightly. I do not want a face full of wrinkles, and I am doing what I can to prevent that and to keep my skin looking young and healthy as long as possible.

One of the tools I am using in my fight is the Even Glow Serum. This antioxidant treatment features 20% Vitamin C to help eliminate dark spots and discoloration of the skin. The serum helps your skin to absorb moisture and combat the signs of aging to leave you with smooth, wrinkle free skin.

The unique blend of ingredients is said to eliminate dry, peeling and cracked skin. The serum is designed to increase collagen production and prevent sagging and other signs of aging by plumping up the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

I have used this product several times so far and have been satisfied with my results. The vitamin c serum is easy to apply and doesn't leave a residue on my skin. It does have a mild citrus scent, but not one that is overpowering.

After several applications, I have noticed that my skin feels softer to the touch and appears to be more smooth. I didn't have any wrinkles to begin with, so I can't say if it has helped any in that area. I do know my skin had taken on a kind of dry look lately and this has eliminated that completely. I plan to continue using this to keep my skin moist and soft as long as possible.

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Happy Birthday to Me!

I debated about posting this since I am not so thrilled about getting older. In the end though, I figure it is better than the alternative, so here goes.

I am officially 34. As always my birthday is just days before Mother's Day and you never quite know which one will get the most focus. I just wait quietly to see how things will turn out either way.

My wonderful husband brought me some of my favorite cut flowers. I don't know what it is about those crazy daisies, but the bright colors make me smile every time. I would rather have them than a ton of roses, and bless him, he knows that about me.

I had mentioned before that he got me an iPad Air a few days early, so I wasn't expecting anything as far as gifts, but was thrilled with the chocolate silk pie he brought me. I do love me some chocolate.

He also drove around 30 minutes just to bring me back my favorite pizza. I know some of you might be thinking pizza isn't all that special for a birthday dinner, but it is my absolute favorite food and favorite place ever to get it from.

I also received several cute cards with money and checks from my mother, grandmother and my in-laws, and of course a little perverted card from the husband too. Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014




THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY arrives in theaters everywhere on August 8th!

In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory's culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan's gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.

Directed by Lasse Hallström, and starring Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. The executive producers are Caroline Hewitt and Carla Gardini. The screenplay is written by Steven Knight, based on the novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais.

Sunday, May 11, 2014


1 NEW Official Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Logo

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.

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MALEFICENT - New Clip and Posters Now Available!!!

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MALEFICENT is rated PG and releases in theaters everywhere on May 30th!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

MILLION DOLLAR ARM - New Clip and Featurette Now Available!!


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MILLION DOLLAR ARM opens in theaters everywhere on May 16th!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets Giveaway

I recently had an opportunity to try the Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets. If you have not heard of these yet, pay attention! These dryer sheets smell amazing, and the scent lasts a long time too!

The Purex Crystals Sheets are available in Fresh Spring Waters and Lavender Blossom scents. I received a box of 120 Fresh Spring Waters sheets to try. I could smell these before I even opened the box, and much stronger after opening. I noticed right away how thick the sheets were and how great they smelled. Normally I go for fruit or flowery scents, but this nice, clean scent was actually one I would buy again.

I tried these right away on freshly laundered sheets. Once they dried, I changed the bed and went about my day. When my husband came in from work, he walked into the bedroom and asked what the smell was, so I knew they were holding their scent well. I am obviously not going to leave my sheets untouched for 30 days to see how long the scent does last, but even after 2 days, I noticed I could still smell them when I went to bed.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Have You Tried the New Herbal Essences Body Wash?

I am one of those people who like to try different options. I never buy the same scent of laundry detergent or dishwasher tabs twice in a row, and I always look for new smelling candles and air fresheners too. When it comes to shower products, I am just the same. I like variety.

As a member of Crowdtap, I recently had a chance to try a sample of Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Body Wash for a sample and share review. I had not had a chance to try any of the varieties yet, so I immediately opened this to smell it. I just love the fresh, clean scent and the gorgeous teal color of this body wash.

I was as satisfied with the results of this Herbal Essences product as I have been with others in the past. I find the scents enjoyable, but not overpowering, and like that the smell stays with you after the shower too. This body wash has a nice consistency, not too thick like conditioner, but not runny either. I plan to try the other options to see which is my favorite scent.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Nature's Best Vitamin C Serum Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I told you before that I am on a mission to be more healthy, and along with that comes clean, clear skin. I have been trying several different skin products lately and was offered a chance to review Natures Best Vitamin C Serum by Mystelic Beauty as part of my search.

The first thing you notice when opening this, is the smell of citrus. It isn't overpowering, but you can clearly smell it and it gets stronger after applying to the face. The serum goes on fairly easily and it just a bit thinner than I would like. It wasn't running everywhere, but you can't apply a lot at a time or it will start to drip.  It takes only seconds for this to absorb into your skin though, and you do notice a softening and smoothing feel to the area after. I have been using this 1-2 times daily as suggested. and have noticed that I now have more silky feeling skin, and I have a decrease in blackheads and acne too.

This serum is proven to remove toxins and stimulate Collagen to help reduce the effects of aging and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. This helps minimize the appearance of scars and acne and reduce skin damage too.  Nature's Best Vitamin C Serum is the highest quality available and is made in the USA in an FDA Certified Cosmetics lab, so no worries about what is in it, or what effects it may have. The organic ingredients make this perfect for all skin types too.

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