Beauty and The Beast 3D Review

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ magical classic “Beauty and the Beast” returns to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™, introducing a whole new generation to the Disney classic with stunning new 3D imagery. The film captures the fantastic journey of Belle (voice of Paige O’Hara), a bright and beautiful young woman who’s taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) in his castle. … [Read more...]

Killer Elite Out on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Copy 1/10/12

Based on a true story: When his mentor is taken captive, a retired member of Britain's Elite Special Air Service is forced into action. His mission: kill three assassins dispatched by their cunning leader. Genres: Action | Thriller Director: Gary McKendry Writers: Ranulph Fiennes, Gary McKendry Starring: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro, Yvonne Strahovski and Dominic Purcell … [Read more...]

A Visit With My Nephew & We Bought A Zoo Review

We had the pleasure of having our nephew stay with us over the holiday weekend. The kids (12 & 13) mostly do their own thing when he comes to visit. Yet,certain things are a must: like several trips to the video rental store so the kids can pick out multiple movies and games. There is also a minimum of one pizza night depending on how long he stays. This was a three night stay, so we only ordered … [Read more...]

New Boots For Dad! #LUGZ

My husband is very low maintenance. A real jeans and T-shirt guy. And he wears them well - I have no complains. Well, maybe one complaint! My husband wears work boots every day to work, he wears them most of the time when he is not working. We wears his boots until he literally can-not wear them anymore. You think I'm joking? Far from it! His current boots started out tan and are now black and … [Read more...]

The Eagle Q & A Chat with Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum in The Eagle. Photograph: Matt Nettheim The Eagle: The Eagle is a 2011 historical epic film directed by Kevin Macdonald, and starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, and Donald Sutherland. Adapted by Jeremy Brock from Rosemary Sutcliff's historical adventure novel The Eagle of the Ninth (1954), the film tells the story of a young Roman officer searching to recover the lost Roman eagle … [Read more...]

You’ve Been Sentenced & Twisted Fish

I was sent a complimentary copy of You've Been Sentenced also offers multiple methods of play and you can purchase several add-on card sets to keep things fresh. The available add-on decks include: Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge™ Deck Sports Highlights Deck Sci-fi and Fantasy Pop Culture Deck Gourmet Cuisine Deck This fun for the whole family board game scores high … [Read more...]

Wrong Turn 4 Review & DVD Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. WELCOME TO THE PLACE THAT RAISED THE MOST DANGEROUS KILLERS YOU NEVER WANT TO MEET… Win a DVD copy of WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS Before their victims ever hit a “Dead End,” one family took terror to a gruesome new level. In 1974, Glenville Sanatorium was the site of a brutal and horrific crime, as three hideously deformed cannibals went on a merciless … [Read more...]

Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides – Review & Pirate Party

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides set sail on DVD, stunning high definition Blu-ray™, eye popping Blu-ray 3D™ (a first for the legendary franchise) and Movie Download on October 18, 2011 ! Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney … [Read more...]

Truvia Lunch Makeover Challenge

The Truvia® Lunch Makeover Challenge encourages families to reduce those sugar-laden foods in lunches across North America and replace it with delicious recipes using the naturally sweetening power of the stevia plant. Truvia® utilizes rebiana which is the best-tasting part of the stevia leaf. I really appreciate that Truvia® is all natural, has zero calories and taste great with no bitter … [Read more...]

Water for Elephants Review, Novel/ DVD Bundle Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Water For Elephants is a dark, violent, yet beautiful love story. It's a gorgeous film to look at, and an easy one fall into. It stands out as one of my favorites of 2011, if for nothing else for it's unique style of telling the story of a passionate love triangle. Going in I wasn't convinced on the casting, but was fast sold the undeniable chemistry of these … [Read more...]

Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends 2011

If you read my blog or follow me on any social media sites, then you already know of my love for Cedar Point. This past weekend I took the girls to enjoy Cedar point's HalloWeekends. It was a spooktacular time! We were lucky to have near perfect weather as we enjoyed our favorite coasters like The Millennium and The Raptor. When it comes to Halloween, Cedar Point goes all-out! From our drive into … [Read more...]

Stanley Home GrimeGuard Glass Cleaner Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Having a basset hound in our family can be pretty messy at times. It's not just that she sheds year round, or that she can create a puddle of drool in a matter of minutes, but more so that her big beautiful nose leaves big not-so beautiful spots on our glass front door and end tables daily. One thing I've learned over the years is that not all glass cleaners … [Read more...]

The Tree of Life Review

The Tree of Life is an impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's, the film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn), through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). My thoughts: The Tree Of Life is not for everyone. Nor is it a … [Read more...]

Disney’s The Lion King Diamond Edition on Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray Hi-Def

The Lion King: The Lion King Mufasa (James Earl Jones) just had a baby cub named Simba. All of the animals come to the ceremony, except for Mufasa’s brother Scar (Jeremy Irons). Scar desperately wants to be King, but can’t. As long as Mufasa and Simba are there. Soon Simba is able to walk and talk and is voiced by Jonathon Taylor Thomas. After hearing about an elephant graveyard from Scar, he … [Read more...]

Girls Night In Bridesmaids Party & Movie Review

Bridesmaids is marching onto DVD, Blu-ray and digital download on 9/20/11! I had the pleasure of inviting my friends over for a Saturday night advanced viewing party. It was the perfect ‘Girls Night In’. My house was filled with amazing friends, good food, great drinks and a whole lot of laughs! We did so much laughing that Vicky (one of my closest BFF's) told me the next day her face actually … [Read more...]

The 5th Quarter DVD Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Summary: When a close-knit family is nearly broken by tragedy, hope is restored by their eldest son who carries the weight of victory on his shoulders in THE 5TH QUARTER, coming to Blu-ray and DVD August 30 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. A recent recipient of the Dove Foundation’s “Family-Approved” seal for all audiences over the age of … [Read more...]

Dolphin Tale, Movie Review

Dolphin Tale tells the sweet “based on true events” story of Winter, a dolphin that lost its tail after getting caught in a crab trap off of the Florida Gulf Coast. Also at the heart of the story is Sawyer, a fatherless boy that not only cuts Winter free but also takes on the role of Winter's mother during recovery as the dolphin learns to swim anew, with a first-of-its-kind prosthetic dolphin … [Read more...]

Byron’s BBQ Review

Summer is finally near! If your family is like mine barbecues are a major part of enjoying summer. One of our favorite summer meals is BBQ-Pulled Pork. But some times standing over a hot grill to slow cook pork and make homemade sauce isn’t exactly appealing after a long day or hectic schedule. It can also be hard on a budget. Byron’s BBQ-Pulled Pork I was able to enjoy a lot less time prepping … [Read more...]

Jody’s Popcorn, Review & Discount Code

Attention popcorn lovers! Attention gourmet snack fans! I'd like to share with you my latest find - Jody's Popcorn! With over two dozen different types of popcorn and delicious indulgent snacks, Jody's is your place to shop. I had the pleasure of receiving three bags of Jody's Popcorn to share with my family. Now, I should point out that my family takes Family Movie Night very serious. The … [Read more...]

Rio, Movie Review

Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy Synopsis: From the makers of the hit ICE AGE series comes RIO, a comedy adventure about taking a walk on the wild side. Blu is a domesticated Macaw who never learned to fly, living a comfortable life with his owner and best friend Linda in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota. Blu and Linda think he's the last of his kind, but when … [Read more...]

Having The Proper Tools, Flat Iron Review

Watching our daughter prepare for her first year of middle school has been such an excited time. I've really enjoyed the mother, daughter shopping days for school supplies and clothes. The first week of school could not have gone better. I'm so proud of how Allison has embraced these changes in her live and grown in to such a beautiful young lady. Each morning she is up early, in a great mood … [Read more...]