“VeggieTales In The House” An original series on Netflix! Enter to win 3-months of FREE Netflix #Giveaway

VTITH001(1)

VeggieTales, the most popular faith-based children’s entertainment brand, unveils a brand-new Netflix original series for kids, VeggieTales In the House. The all-new series marks the first time in the 21-year history of VeggieTales that Bob, Larry and the veggie crew venture off the countertop for exciting new adventures, while remaining true to the values-driven storytelling that has long made VeggieTales such a beloved part of childhood. The first five 22-minute episodes will be available for Netflix members in the US, Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France to watch instantly. “There’s a whole world that’s been right under our noses this whole time, and we can’t wait to see it,” said VeggieTales star Bob the Tomato. Echoed Larry the Cucumber: “The sweet potatoes are so excited, they don’t even know where to starch!”

VeggieTales In the House Logo

In VeggieTales In the House, the veggies will take on a new, refreshed look as DreamWorks Animation puts its creative muscle behind the beloved faith-based brand. VeggieTales creator Big Idea became part of DreamWorks in 2012 as part of the studio’s acquisition of Classic Media. “We’re excited to give the beloved VeggieTales a brand new adventure,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content, Netflix. “For many of our 53 million members worldwide, this will be the first time they’ve been introduced to the world’s most entertaining vegetables. We hope many more families become fans of this wholesome preschool series.”

In each 22-minute episode of VeggieTales In the House, two separate 11-minute stories impart important life lessons, designed to please both young viewers and longtime fans of the VeggieTales brand. Every episode also includes brand-new songs and, of course, the famous closing phrase that has been at the heart of VeggieTales from the beginning: “God made you special, and He loves you very much.”

You can watch “VeggieTales In The House” an original series on Netflix now!

Enter to win!

You can also enter to win 3-months of Netflix for FREE so that you can watch and enjoy the brand new exclusive-to-Netflix series of VeggieTales here on Five Dollar Shake!

Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on December 12th. Winner must be 18+, and live within the United States. No PO boxes. If you already have Netflix you can apply the credit to your account. If you don’t have Netflix you don’t have to enter any credit card info to claim your prize.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions express are still honest and my own. Sponsor to handle all prizing.

The November Man Blu-ray Review

TheNovemberMan_bluray

Five years into his retirement, CIA veteran Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is pulled back into service to help retrieve a Russian agent — also his former lover — who has incriminating evidence on Federov, a corrupt Russian leader. When a different CIA team, led by Devereaux’s former protege (Luke Bracey), shows up, the mission goes south and Devereaux’s ex-lover is killed. Now a rogue agent, Devereaux drags a relief worker (Olga Kurylenko) along on his mission to settle the score.

My thoughts:

I feel the need to first share that in my opinion Pierce Brosnan still has it. He’s the man! Yet, this movie, as action packed as it is, just didn’t do it for me. The storyline is pretty good, and it seems in the beginning to have all the makings of a great spy movie, until it becomes a bit too ridiculous for me. I found myself focusing more on Luke Brancey’s hair, and lack of messiness, and less on the storyline. I’m not sure where this film went wrong, directing, producing, editing, but I was glad to not have seen it in theaters. Which is disappointment for me because I really wanted to like this movie.

As always these are just my thoughts.

The November Man is available now on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD.

FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Winter home maintenance with Filtrete Filters #HealthierHome

Just like spring cleaning, my husband and I have a winter home maintenance routine that we like to follow every year. Things, like draining and removing our outside hose, putting our storm windows in place, swapping out our seasonal clothing, and putting in a fresh Filtrete Healthy Living furnace filter. It all helps keep our family comfortable during the cold winter months.

This time of year also brings cold and flu season. Using a Filtrete Healthy Living Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filter (MPR 1900) helps to capture microscopic particles that can carry airborne bacteria and viruses in your home. So it’s also a simple step in keeping our family healthy.

filtrete_2_winter

Regularly changing your furnace filter is also one major way to help your system run efficiently, because a dirty filter slows down airflow and makes the system work harder.

We have been using Filtrete filters for years, it’s a name we trust, and quality we rely on.

Made of the highest quality materials, it’s no surprise that Filtrete filters have been helping families breathe cleaner air, inside millions of homes for over 25 years.

Get to know Filtrete! Visit the Filtrete website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter @Filtrete .

Register to receive seasonal e-newsletters featuring special offers, filter change reminders, better home living tips and more at www.Filtrete.com.

I am a proud 3M-sponsored blogger. Opinions are my own and honest.

Kenny Chesney @ Ford Field #Detroit #TheBigRevivalTour

Hold onto your hats Detroit, because one of Country Music’s biggest entertainers – Kenny Chesney is bringing The Big Revival Tour to Ford Field on Saturday, August 22nd 2015 and he’s bringing Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert and Chase Rice with him.

ChesneyPresale-936x264

“Kenny Chesney’s stadium shows are always full-blown concert experiences, none more than his 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour with good friend Eric Church sharing the bill. When the 8-time Entertainer of the Year was readying his Big Revival Tour, he thought about the markets where Church hadn’t played on his previous run – and asked the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Album of the Year winner for the double-Platinum Chief to join him for the markets he’d not already played.”

“Chesney is the only country artist in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years; impressive given headlining began in 2002. Deemed “The King of the Road” by The Wall Street Journal, his summer concerts are legend – and he’s already begin this touring cycle with his 13th #1 Country Album The Big Revival, which has spawned the multiple-week #1 “American Kids” and “Til It’s Gone,” which hit Billboard’s Country Charts at #18 with a bullet on add date.”

Woo-hoo, this is sure to be a great time!

When: Ford Field on Saturday, August 22nd 2015

Tickets: On-sale Friday,December 5th @ 10:00am

Presale and ticket information will be available on www.fordfield.com.

Trailer Park Tuesday, Jurassic World #JurassicWorld

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.

J-world_movie poster

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

Director: Colin Trevorrow
Written by: Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, Judy Greer
Based on Characters created by: Michael Crichton
Produced by: Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Thomas Tull

Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015.

Continue to follow the countdown on www.JurassicWorld.com and visit www.JurassicWorldMovie.com.

This is one movie that I know my family will be seeing on the big screen, in 3D. We’re all pretty excited about it.

How about you? Any plans to visit Jurassic World?

Trailer Park Tuesday, Pitch Perfect 2 #BardenBellas #PitchPerfect 2

pitchperfect2_movieposter

The Barden Bellas are back in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to 2012’s smash hit. The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.

Director: Elizabeth Banks

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Alexis Knapp, Katey Sagal, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine.

In theaters: May 15, 2015

Let the countdown begin! We’re super excited about this sequel. Planning to see it opening night with my teenage daughter.

How about you? Did you see Pitch Perfect? Any plans to see Pitch Perfect 2 in theaters?

Jingle All The Way 2, Free activity sheets & Blu-ray Giveaway #JingleInsiders

Fill your stocking with a new holiday classic that will have the whole family laughing when Jingle All The Way 2 arrives on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and Digital HD December 2 from WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Comedy superstar Larry the Cable Guy and WWE Superstar Santino Marella bring laughs and holiday spirit to this second installment of the successful film franchise.

Two desperate dads compete in a no-holds-barred battle to be the best father and make this the best Christmas ever! Fun-loving, laid-back dad Larry (Larry the Cable Guy; Cars, Tooth Fairy 2) is having a bear of a time finding the perfect Christmas gift for his eight-year-old daughter, Noel. The season’s hottest toy, The Harrison Bear, is all sold out, and Noel’s new stepfather wants to keep it that way — so he can be the one to make her holiday wish come true. When Larry learns all Noel wants for Christmas is the bear, he’ll stop at nothing to make his little girl happy and get her the toy of her dreams…Co-starring WWE Superstar Santino Marella, Jingle All The Way 2 is heartwarming and hilarious fun for the whole family!

Jingle All The Way 2 is directed by Alex Zamm (Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, The Tooth Fairy 2) and produced by Michael Luisi (Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery, Christmas Bounty, The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown) and Vicki Sotheran (The Sandlot 2, The Sandlot: Heading Home).

In celebration of this release I have a few fun holiday activity sheets to share with my readers!

Just click on each image to enlarge, print and enjoy.

JATW2_madlibs

JATW2_Maze

JATW2_santa

The Blu-ray Combo and DVD bonus features including deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, a mock Public Service Announcement from Larry and Santino advising how you can stay safe while shopping this holiday plus a special Harrison the Bear TV commercial and an exclusive interview with the hottest toy of the season.

Jingle2BDBoxArt

The holiday cheer continues… enter to win a free Jingle All The Way 2 Blu-ray Combo here on Five Dollar Shake!

Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on December 12th. winner must be 18+ and live within the confidential U.S or Canada. No PO boxes please.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

FTC Disclosure: I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider. I receive free products and other benefits as part of this partnership. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own. This post contains no affiliate links.

Watch for more Jingle All The Way 2 fun to be shared including a viewing party, and movie review.

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I’ve done over the past seven days.

1515170_1400893346838336_398315029_n

1. Enjoyed an over night visit with friends.
2. Had to decline an offer to attend an exciting Hollywood press trip, due to bad timing.
3. Baked yummy Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.
4. Had our carpets and furniture cleaned.
5. Gave our dog a bath at a do-it-yourself grooming place.
6. Cleaned out and organized our linen closet.
7. Pulled our Christmas tree and decorations out of the attic.