Capture Life’s Memories, Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i @ Best Buy! #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason

Capturing memories of our life together, with our children and grandchildren, is a way of life for our family. It’s not just for those special occasions. Life moves fast, and children grow up quick. There’s just no time to be playing around with a cell phone, and leaving the quality of our photos to chance.

This year I have one word for Santa – Canon!

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Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.

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  •   Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
  •   Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
  •   Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
  •   The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for a gift, you can’t go wrong with Cannon.

“Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20″

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Holiday shopping @ Twelve Oaks Mall & A $100 Gift Card Giveaway #TwelveOaksHoliday

I recently took my daughters to Twelve Oaks Mall for an afternoon of holiday shopping. Having so many stores to choose from we were able to cross off almost every gift on our shopping list. Even those hard to shop for friends. And, with so many great sale prices, we were also able to purchase a few things for ourselves. Like new outfits for Christmas day.

I was able to score a great deal on a new holiday look for myself and one for my teenage daughter at JCPenny, leaving us enough money for a little fun and indulgence shopping before heading home.

Toys, clothes, local flare, even tickets to see Wicked at the Detroit Opera House – if it’s on your list, you can buy it at Twelve Oaks Mall!

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Hurry, and experience the wonder Twelve Oaks has to offer this holiday season, including the famous Frozen display! A must for any Frozen fan this year.

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Twelve Oaks is a major regional shopping center located in Novi, Michigan featuring nearly 200 distinctive specialty stores and restaurants. Taubman is the owner, manager and/or leaser of regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia. Taubman centers like Twelve Oaks make holiday shopping fun and easy for the whole family!

Enter to win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a $100.00 gift card redeemable at any of the Taubman centers nationwide! Please check their list of locations before entering.

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 January 2, 2015. Winner must be 18+ and live within driving distance of a Taubman shopping center.

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Trailer Park Tuesday, Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out #InsideOut

From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.

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Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Inside out opens in theaters everywhere on June 19, 2015!

Oh, this looks really good. We’re big Disney and Disney/Pixar fans in our house. I’m sure we’ll be seeing this one in theaters.

How about you? Are you a Disney/Pixar fan? What are your thoughts on the Inside Out trailer?

Stay up to date on this release on like Pixar’s Inside Out on Facebook!

7 Things on Sunday

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

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1. Shopped for Christmas gifts online. Free shipping is the bomb!

2. Watched the season finale of Gracepoint, and found it very anticlimactic when the killer was my very first guess.

3. Enjoyed an evening of dinner, and board games with my parents.

4. Had to turn my head while my grandbaby had her ears pierced.

5. Spent an afternoon at the mall, shopping for myself.

6. Watched Wedding Crashers for what could be the millionth time, and still laughed out loud.

7. Woke up and felt wide awake at 5am on a Sunday. And was not happy about it.

Take control of your curls with the InStyler Tulip Auto Curler #Instyler #RSVPInStyler

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I recently received the above three stylers from Vocalpoint to consider reviewing here on my blog. Having two daughters in the house, this was one review I had no trouble finding help with.

Instyler Max 2-Way Rotating Iron
With the MAX, you can create straight and sleek styles or add incredible body and volume. Wrap your hair around the rotating barrel and you can achieve beautiful soft curls or perfect beachy waves.

Ionic Styler Pro
Amazing styling power of ceramic heat combined with frizz-fighting ionic molecules to transform dull, frizzy, lifeless hair into healthy-looking, shiny hair full of bounce and body!

Tulip Auto Curler
Curling your hair has never been so fast and easy. With the tap of a button, you can have perfect curls and waves every time. With the unique open barrel design of the TULIP, your hair is visible and exposed at all times, preventing hair from getting tangled in the unit.

My teenage daughter with mid-length hair likes the Instyler Max 2-Way Rotating Iron and has been using it almost daily to add volume and control to her style. My older daughter with longer hair is in-love with the Tulip Auto Curler. With a new baby at home, it’s not something she has time to use everyday, but when recently getting ready for a holiday party – the results were just beautiful!

See for yourself…

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I think we have a winner! The Tulip Auto Curler can be a bit tricky to handle at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s an easy and fabulous styling tool.

A few notes from the package:

  • Open ceramic barrel designed with anti-tangle technology
  • Safety guard for burn-free styling
  • 2-way rotation with 3 rotation settings to curl left, curl right or alternate
  • 3 heat settings range from 350 to 430 degrees to accommodate all hair types
  • 3 timer settings to achieve a variety of looks – beachy waves, soft curls and tight striking curls

I would recommend any of the three above stylers to someone who enjoys styling hair. Each make for a great gift! They are a lot of fun, and seem to be made very well. Most important – they show great results.

Discount code!

Visit RSVPInStyler.com and use code SAVE30 for the 30% discount on the line of InStyler tools!

Learn more on the InStyler website or connect with them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information!

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. All photos used and opinions expressed are my own and honest.

Paddington Brownie Brittle Prize Pack Giveaway #PaddingtonMovie

A few weeks ago I shared the official Paddington movie trailer and a few Paddington themed coloring and activities sheets with my readers. Today I have a new fun Paddington movie poster,Brownie Brittle recipe links and a great giveaway to share!

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From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you.” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

Starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter
Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman.

Paddington arrives in theaters January 16!

Paddington Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle

Brownie Brittle has become everyone’s favorite snack. The award-winning product has received praise from Fitness Magazine and WeightWatchers.com because it’s a rich and indulgent snack at only 120 calories/ounce. To help with packing those lunches and portion control, Brownie Brittle has created a package of 6 of their 1-ounce snack bags. No guess work!

The limited-edition Paddington box comes with the story of the brand’s support of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, and the oh-so-cute Paddington Bear to celebrate The Weinstein Company’s new film hitting theaters this January! Available for purchase here . Visit http://shop.browniebrittle.com and be sure to visit Brownie Brittle on Facebook !

Want to make delicious desserts with your favorite treat? Check out Brownie Brittle’s Paddington’s favorite recipes and Holiday recipes.

Enter to Win

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a Paddington Brownie Brittle Prize Pack, courtesy of The Weinstein Company and Brownie Brittle. Prize pack includes Brownie Brittle (1 box, 6 individual 1oz bags) and a $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters!

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Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on January 6th. Winner must be 18+. Open to US mailing addresses only. No PO boxes please.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Sampler Review & Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

I recently received an Original Favorites Cheesecake Sampler from Eli’s Cheesecake to share with my family and friends. Let me start by saying, if and when you see this box being delivered to your home – you know you’re in for a special treat. That is why we’re happy to add Eli’s Cheesecake to our 2014 Five Dollar Shake Holiday Gift Guide!

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Cheesecake is a favorite dessert around here! Since we don’t have it very often, our standards can be a little high. I’m happy to say that Eli’s did not disappoint. Made of the highest quality ingredients, and care. I swear each bite taste like a little bit of heaven. Just the right blend of creamy and sweetness. Each topping that we sampled, was better than the last. I’m not sure I could pick a favorite. Oh heck, yes I can – I LOVE the Original Plain cheesecake. No frills, no fuss. Just classic goodness. With impressiveness like this, it’s no surprise Eli’s Cheesecakes have been around and loved for over 30 years.

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The Original Favorites Sampler includes : Four slices each of our all-time favorite cheesecakes: Original Plain, Chocolate Chip, Strawberry, and Candy Bar made with Heath® Toffee Bars. 9″ Cheesecake 3lb., 8OZ Serves 16 (Pre-sliced).

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Stay social with Eli’s and follow Eli’s Cheesecakes on Twitter, and on Facebook. Visit the Eli’s Cheesecake website for a variety of delicious dessert options. Perfect for entertaining or gift giving!

You also have the chance to win an Eli’s Cheesecake Sampler 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 29th. Winner must 18+ and live within the continental U.S. No PO boxes.

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Our Jingle All The Way 2 viewing party #JingleInsiders #JingleAllTheWay2

Jingle All The Way 2 is available NOW on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and Digital HD.

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).

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Fox Home Entertainment recently sent me a Blu-ray copy of Jingle All The Way 2, along with a big box of holiday goodies to share with my family. So, of course we created a fun viewing party for our granddaughter and nieces. I couldn’t think of a better way to kick-start the holiday season than a fun afternoon with our girls.

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Our viewing party included festive treats, letters to Santa, Jingle All The Way 2 themed activity sheets, decorating Santa hats, decorating cookies, coloring tree ornaments, and buckets of popcorn while we watched the movie. We had so much fun!

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If you’re like me and a fan of Jingle All The Way (1996), then you’re likely to enjoy Jingle All The Way 2. All I have to say after sending my dad on several searches for “sold out” toys over the years is – the struggle is real. Filled with laugh out loud moments, and plenty of heart Jingle All The Way 2 did not disappoint this family. We all love a good under-dog story, especially when it’s led by funnyman Larry The Cable Guy. Though I might be a little basis when it comes to Larry after having the chance to meet and spend time with him on a movie set a couple of years ago. He’s just a real nice guy. All three girls enjoyed watching the movie. Making it a hit and one that we’re happy to have in our home collection. Though, two out of the three have since asked if I could buy them a Harrison Bear that talks..yikes!

Don’t forget you can download and print your own Jingle All The Way 2 activity sheets here on my previous blog post.

Jingle All the Way 2 is available now to purchase or rent!

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 one affiliate link.