Movie Night & Febreze Our #NoseBlind Test #Giveaway

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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Did you know that most of us become “Noseblind” to odors in our own home? Basically, we’re so used to smelling them that our brain decides that they are no longer important, and eventually stops recognizing them all together. Kind of like living with a hound, like we do. She’s part of our family, and we love her. Even though I use a lot of products to try and keep our home smelling fresh – I’m sure our guests pick up on her odor much more than we do.

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Our #NoseBlind test
Have you seen the humorous Febreze commercials featuring their NoseBlind challenges? I’ve seen a couple of them, and in all honesty have been pretty skeptical. This week I had the opportunity to take the test myself along with a couple of friends during a movie night.

A fun chick-flick (Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club), three bowls of smelly popcorn (Extra Butter, Movie theater butter, and White Cheddar) and of course two of my friends that are not noseblind to our home. We were ready to put the Febreze Meadows & Rain product line to the test!

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I’m happy to share that the Febreze products came out on top! Passing the test! They not only rid of Roxy’s hound odor, which is a job in it’s self, but tackled new as they happened odor instantly, such as our popcorn. Not masking the odors, but eliminating, so there was no sign of them throughout the night. I’m really impressed! As were my friends.

Take your own Noseblind test. Then share your results with Febeze on Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to use the #NoseBlind hashtag!

Enter to win!
One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a Febreze Prize Package, plus a $60 American Express cash card!

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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 August 17th. Must be 18+ and live in the U.S. to win. No PO Boxes.

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Rent The Lego Movie @ Redbox & Score a $5 coupon, Enter to win prizes

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The Love It Forever Promotion: Rent The LEGO Movie from Redbox and provide your email addresses at checkout for a $5-off coupon to purchase the 3D Blu-ray or Blu-ray/DVD combo pack at participating retailers.

The Build a Redbox Kiosk Contest: From now until July 28, build a Redbox kiosk and post a photo to Instagram using the hashtag #RedboxLEGOMovieContest. Ten winners will receive a The LEGO Movie prize pack, including a year of one-night Redbox Blu-ray rentals (52 promo codes), a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack of The LEGO Movie and two The LEGO Movie mini-figures.

Popsicle: Rules for Being A Kid Guidebook #PopsicleRules

Summer is in full swing and I, along with Popsicle brand have the perfect tool for you and your family to make the most out of this next month. Popsicle – America’s favorite ice pop loved by generations recently released the official downloadable “Rules for Being a Kid” guidebook, to encourage families to get creative and celebrate the fun of what it means to be a kid this summer!

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Only Original Brand Popsicle pops can bring out the kid-at-heart in all of us, so the brand asked families across the country to help compile a guidebook of the top “rules” for how to have fun like a kid – whether it’s owning a tutu in every color or running through the sprinklers to cool off.

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Select rules were featured in the guidebook and have been entered for the chance to win $500 and to have their “rule” on future, limited-edition boxes of Popsicle pops! Even celebrities like Brooke Burke, Peter Facinelli and Holly Robinson Peete helped spread the word!

Our #PopsicleRules for being a kid is to get outside and visit the pool as often as we can…

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Visit the official Popsicle Facebook page to download the guidebook and for more information about Popsicle pops.

How will you make the most out of the next month?

Join in the fun on Twitter by tweeting @Popsicle your #PopsicleRules for being a kid!

FTC Disclosure: free product was received as a thank you for sharing the above information. Some photos used were supplied, some are my own. All opinions expressed are honest. This post contains no affiliate links.

7 Things on Sunday

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

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1. Spent a nice evening visiting with my Aunt and her dog, Jasmine
2. Shopped with gift cards and bought a new camping table and inflatable mattress.
3. Watched Rob the Mob and really liked it.
4. Enjoyed birthday cake with our granddaughter. She turned seven.
5. Had six teenagers sleepover the night before driving them to and from Van’s Warped Tour.
6. Had three of them sleepover after the concert.
7. Had two of them sleepover the next night. It’s been a full house for three days.

Backyard Camping & Rio 2 Digital Download Review #RIO2Insiders

When our recent road trip to up north had to be canceled we decided to celebrate the release of Rio 2 with a fun backyard camp out.

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Our back yard is a far cry from the amazon, but with a tent, some Rio 2 activities, campfire and Rio 2 Digital Download, it was a fun adventure for the whole family. One we wont soon forget.

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We kicked off the day with a fun scavenger hunt that led Becca to finding her Rio 2 goody-bag. The bag was filled with activities, travel essentials, Rio bracelets and fun tattoos! After a campfire lunch and just like any other camping trip, my husband and hound took their afternoon nap in the tent. Becca and I spent that time enjoying our Rio 2 activity sheets. Our favorite 3D Ball Soccer. We laughed so hard, I don’t know how anyone could have been napping.

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After dinner we downloaded Rio 2 using iTunes. Downloading was easy, and faster than I expected, and by using iTunes we scored a whole flock of fun movie extras! The best part of digital download is that we now have access to the movie anytime, anywhere by using our phone or tablet. This will come in real handy the next time we do make it up north! It’s along car ride for the girls.

Our thoughts on the movie;
If you enjoyed the first Rio movie, you’re going to enjoy this one. Even though there are some jokes that older kids and adults are more likely to catch, the movie is fun for the whole family. Becca who is about to turn seven and our teenage daughter who just turned fifteen both really enjoyed the movie and have watched it a second time already. The animation is stunning, filled with emotion and colorful characters. Then of course there is the music. Just like the first installment Rio 2 has a great uplifting soundtrack. I’m not always a fan of animated films, but this one I’m happy to have in our home library.

Rio 2 is available to purchase on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray combo on July 15th, or you can visit the iTunes store NOW to purchase Rio 2 on HD Digital Download!

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.

Witches of East End Season One on DVD Review & Giveaway #WitchEEDVD

“Witches of East End” stars Emmy award-winning Julia Ormond (Temple Grandin) as Joanna Beauchamp, an ageless mother trying to keep a supernatural secret from her daughters, Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum; Step Up) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston; (500) Days of Summer) so they can lead a normal life. But when Joanna’s estranged sister (Mädchen Amick; “Twin Peaks”) arrives to warn her of an evil entity out to destroy them all, Joanna is forced to reveal the truth about her family’s magical legacy. Co-starring Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Eric Winter (“Days of Our Lives”) and Daniel DiTomasso (“Beauty and the Beast”), this powerful and enchanting drama series will cast its spell on you!

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Available now on DVD!
Special Features include:

  • Falling Under Their Spell
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Cat Blooper Reel (my personal favorite)

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Even though Witches of East End has a great cast, I was a bit worried I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the series. I was, and still am a big fan of the series Charmed. I thought for sure I would be consistently comparing the two. Well, I’m almost finished watching season one and am happy to say I was wrong. Witches of East End is a well put together series, and completely stands on it’s own. And, for the record – it’s much darker than Charmed. I’m really enjoying it, and am hoping to complete the first season before the preimere of season two on Lifetime 7/6.

Witches of East End: Season 1 on DVD is available to purchase now on Amazon.

You can also enter win it here on my blog! 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, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. or Canada. No PO boxes. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on July 24th.

Blessed be…. and good luck.

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