Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cascadian Farm Cereal and Granola Bars #PlatefullCoOp and #spon

*Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op. All opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*


Did you make new year resolutions this year? One of my New years resolution was to stay fit and healthy. In order to stay healthy, I need a well balanced diet along with healthy habits, and with Cascadian Farm, I can do just that!!


Since 1972, Cascadian Farm has grown beyond our original farm and is recognized as a pioneer in converting conventional farms to organic. By working in harmony with the land, we offer products that balance the needs of the environment along with the needs of your nutrition. Certified Organic, Guaranteed Delicious!

For review I was sent a box of Fruit and Nut Granola Cereal and a box of Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars. I was very excited to be testing these out, along with my sister and girls.

First we tried the cereal and I have to say the raisins, cranberries, crisp rice, whole grain oats, sunflower seeds and almonds really added a great pop and made my taste buds fall in love immediately. Although my girls weren't to impressed with the cereal, they however were in love with the chocolate chip Granola Bars. Even my sister loved the chocolaty taste!!


Overall, we really enjoyed the Cascadian Farm Granola Bars and the Cascadian Farm Fruit and Nuts Granola Cereal and would really recommend trying them out with your family!

To learn more visit Publix.com and CascadianFarm.com, you can also connect with them on Facebook!!



BUY IT: You can purchase Cascadian Granola Bars and Cereals at Publix or other great retailers.

SUPER SAVER ALERT: Right now till January 30th, you can print a $0.75 coupon on your next Cascadian purchase! How awesome!! Be sure to print yours before they run out! Limited quantities!!

*Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op. All opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Campus Book Rentals

*Disclaimer- This is a sponsored post, all opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, Your opinion may differ.*


With Winter classes almost over, what will you be doing with your old text books? What if I tell you about an awesome program that can earn you some money to help pay for your next semester books? Yep you heard right!! Let me tell you about CampusBookRentals.com RentBack program!!

RentBack is a new program that allows students to rent out their old textbooks to other students. This allows the student to make 2-4x more money compared to what they would make through any buyback options. How awesome is that??!!

Check Out How RentBack Works In The Video Below!!

 

You might be asking, well what if I don't have any text books, but I am about to start college this semester? Don't worry!! CampusBookRentals.com has you covered!! With Campus Book Rentals, you can easily rent text books at the comfort of your home or office. They offer new or gently used text books for half the price you would find in your colleges book store. That's saving you up to 40-90% by renting text books from CampusBookRentals.com! Plus by renting, you don't have to worry if your books become devalued by the end of the semester and with their free shipping both ways can really save you money and time. They have over one million customers that rent texts books, reaching over 5,500 college campuses across the nation.

Check Out The Video Below to Learn More About CampusBookRentals.com!



I am a huge supporter of a company that gives back to the community, and Campus Book Rentals does just that! With every book rented, they donate to Operation Smiles!! Now that's something everyone can smile about!!

Some of the Great Features of Campus Book Rentals:
*Save 40 to 90% off of Book store prices
*FREE Shipping both ways
*Can Highlight in the Text Books
*Flexible Renting Periods
*Donation to Operation Smiles with each book rented!
*Live Customer Support
*Largest Selection in the Nation!


To learn more visit CampusBookRentals.com, you can also connect with them on Facebook





To Learn more about Operation Smiles, visit OperationSmile.Org. You can also connect with them on Faecbok and Twitter!!





*Disclaimer- This is a sponsored post, all opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, Your opinion may differ.*

Friday, January 17, 2014

Disney Mary Poppins Blu-ray

*Disclaimer- I received the mention Blu-ray/DVD for review purposes, this did not alter my opinion of the Blu-ray/DVD. All opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*

Get Ready For A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Time By Celebrate Disney's 50th Year Anniversary Of Award Winning Mary Poppins!! Available Now To Own on DVD And Blu-ray At A Retailer Near You!


Released from the Disney Vault in celebration of it's 50th Anniversary, this beloved classic shines like never before on Blu-ray with an all-new digital restoration. Winner of five Academy Award (1964), including Best Actress (Julie Andrews), Best Song (Chim Chim Cher-ree) and Best Special Visual Effects, Mary Poppins is a movie experience your family will enjoy over and over again!

Practically Perfect In Every Way, Mary Poppins flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children. With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke) the spirited nanny turns every chore into a game and everyday into a Jolly Holiday. Share the music, the magic and the joy of Mary Poppins with a whole new generation for the first time on Disney Blu-ray!


Mary Poppins on Bluray:
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Language: French, Spanish, English
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Rated: G
Run Time: 139 Minutes

~BONUS FEATURES~
*All New Becoming Mr. Sherman - Enjoy A Conversation Between Legendary Composer Richard Sherman and Actor Jason Schwartzman (Who Plays Richard Sherman in Saving Mr. Banks) About Writing Songs For Mary Poppins.
*All-New Mary-Oke Sing-Along
*Deleted Song - Chimpanzoo
*A Magical Musical Reunion With Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and Richard Sherman
*Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
The Making of Mary Poppins


Our Thoughts:
Being a child of the 80's, I have always adored Mary Poppins growing up. It was always a delight to sit down and watch it with my late Grandmother and enjoyed spending that time with her.  Now I am excited to be able to sit down with my girls and share those same memories with them!

At first, I didn't think they would enjoy Mary Poppins, because its not all animated, but to my amazement, they really enjoyed it. I was shocked as they sat there and bopped along to the music and smiled as Mary, Bert, Jane and Michael went on their adventures.

Sometimes, I wish a lady would fall from the sky and help me with my two youngest mischievous children, wouldn't you? LOL...

Overall, we enjoyed watching this movie as a family, and I would totally recommend this timeless classic to your Family Movie Library or even your children's Disney Movie Collection!!



Be Sure To Check Out The Mary Poppins Fun Clip Below!!



About Walt Disney Studios:
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

To learn more visit DisneyDVD.com, you can also connect with them on Facebook!


BUY IT: You can purchase Disney's Mary Poppins on Blu-ray for a suggested retail price of $39.99 at a retailer near you, for more info and where to buy visit DisneyBluray.com!

*Disclaimer- I received the mention Blu-ray/DVD for review purposes, this did not alter my opinion of the Blu-ray/DVD. All opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*

Disney Plane's Blu Ray

*Disclaimer- I received the mention Blu-ray/DVD for review purposes, this did not alter my opinion of the Blu-ray/DVD. All opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*

Get Ready To Soar High In The Sky, With Disney's Newest Movie, Planes!! Available To Own On DVD and Blu-ray, At Retailers Near You!!


The World of Cars takes flight in Planes, Disney's high-flying animated comedy revved up with action and adventure. Join Rusty, a crop duster with sky-high dreams and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take on the world's fastest flyers in the greatest air race ever. Dusty has a huge heart but two big problems....he's not exactly built for speed, plus he's afraid of heights. His courage is put to the ultimate test as this unlikely hero aims higher that he ever imagined. With a little help form his friends, Dusty finds the courage to be more than he was built for - and the inspiration to soar. Experience Disney's uplifting story of bravery and friendship on Blu-ray with never-before-seen bonus features.


Planes Bluray:
Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Language: French, Spanish, English
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Rated: G
Run Time: 91 Minutes

~ACTION-PACKED BONUS EXTRAS~
*Deleted Scenes
*Exclusive! Fran'z Song
*Top Ten Flyers - Count down the world's most famous aviators with host Colin Cowherd
*Meet The Racers
*Klay's Flight Plan


Our Thoughts:
My girls and Nephew was excited to sit down and watch Disney's new Planes movie, and yes I admit, I was too!! I was a huge fan of Car's with the adorable Lightening McQueen and Mater, so I just knew Planes would be just as good and I was right!!! Its just like on the racetrack but this time in the sky!!

I loved the determination of Rusty!! Being a plain dust cropper that was scared of heights, he knew what he wanted in life and chased his dreams!! He trained and became a great racer!! I loved the theme of the movie and it has such a cute story line!!!

Overall, This Blu-ray Movie of Planes, was nothing less than AMAZING! It was just the cutest and we would totally recommend Planes for your Child's Disney Movie Library!!


Take A Sneak Peak Of Planes Below!



Love Plane's? Check Out Some Cool and Fun Downloadable Activities Featuring Some Of Your Favorite Planes!!

Download Soaring to New Heights Games & Activities

About Walt Disney Studios:
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

To learn more visit DisneyDVD.com, you can also connect with them on Facebook!


BUY IT: You can purchase Disney Planes on Blu-ray for a suggested retail price of $39.99 at a retailer near you, for more info and where to buy visit DisneyBluray.com!

*Disclaimer- I received the mention Blu-ray/DVD for review purposes, this did not alter my opinion of the Blu-ray/DVD. All opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Disney's The Little Mermaid Ariels Beginning and The Little Mermaid II Return to the Sea 2 Movie Collection

*Disclaimer- I received the mention Blu-ray/DVD for review purposes, this did not alter my opinion of the Blu-ray/DVD. All opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*

Go Under The Sea With Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian and All Her Friends In This First Time Ever Blu-Ray 2 Movie Release, The Little Mermaid Ariel's Beginnings and The Little Mermaid II Return to the Sea!!


Share double the enchantment, an ocean full of adventure and all your favorite characters from the original under-the-sea Disney classic - now more brilliant than ever with high definition picture and sound!


The Little Mermaid Ariel's Beginning:
Long before Ariel walked on land and into Prince Eric's heart, she was one of seven beloved daughters of powerful King Triton. But times were troubled in the underwater kingdom - and music was banned! In this magical adventure, Ariel, her fun-loving sisters and her loyal friends Sebastian and Flounder strive to bring music and friendship back to Atlantica - featuring breathtaking animation and some thrilling surprises.

Ariel's Beginning Blu-ray:
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Rated: G
Run Time: 77 Minutes

~FEATURES~
*Splashdance: A Dancer's Adventures Under The Sea
*2 Deleted Scenes
*4 Sing-Along Songs
*Mermaid Discovery Vanity Game


The Little Mermaid II Return to The Sea:
Meet Princess Melody, Ariel's daughter, as she splashes onto the scene in this enchanting sequel. Even though her parents tell her Merpeople and Atlantica are "Old Fish tales" Melody dreams of being part of that magical world. In an unforgettable story that will take your breathe away, all the good creatures on land and under the sea, must join forces to show Melody that both worlds can live in perfect harmony.


The Little Mermaid II Blu-ray:
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Rated: G
Run Time: 75 Minutes

~FEATURES~
*Storybook - Read To You by Jodi Benson, The Voice of Ariel.
*Deleted Song - Gonna Get My Wish
*Classic Animated Short - Merbabies


Our Thoughts:
My niece Trista and My girls, really loved this Blu ray 2 Movie Disc Set!! These girls are so into princesses and mermaids, so I knew these movies would be a huge hit and I was right!!!

If you know me by now, I am a huge Disney fan, I absolutely love watching every Disney movie with my children!! To be honest, I never seen these sequels to The Little Mermaid, so I was anxious as my girls to sit down and watch these classics!

We watched both movies back to back starting with Ariel's Beginnings. We really loved Ariel's Beginnings as it showed Aerial as a young child and You even got to see Ariel's mother!! I always wondered what she looked like and what ever happened to her! To find out more be sure to check out The Little Mermaid, Ariel's Beginnings!!

The Second movie was The Little Mermaid II, and it was about Ariel daughter, Melody. Melody was curious about her heritage, that she travels to the sea to become a mermaid. But it all turns bad she runs in Ursula's evil daughter Morgana came into the picture!!! To find out what Morgana has in store, be sure to check out The Little Mermaid II!!

Overall, we loved this Blu-ray 2 Movie Disc set, It was awesome hanging out with Ariel and her friends, in her under the sea adventures. We would totally recommend these awesome movies and I am sure these movies will make for a Great Family Movie Night and perfect for your Disney Movie Collection Library!!


Be Sure To Check Out Some of The Movie Clips Below!!

Aerials Beginnings:



The Little Mermaid II:


About Walt Disney Studios:
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

To learn more visit DisneyDVD.com, you can also connect with them on Facebook!


BUY IT: You can purchase The Little Mermaid 2 Movie Collection on Bluray for a suggested retail price of $39.99 at a retailer near you, for more info and where to buy visit DisneyDVD.com!

*Disclaimer- I received the mention Blu-ray/DVD for review purposes, this did not alter my opinion of the Blu-ray/DVD. All opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*

Jake The Never Land Pirates - Never Land Rescue

*Disclaimer- I received the mention Blu-ray/DVD for review purposes, this did not alter my opinion of the Blu-ray/DVD. All opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*

ARRRGGGG Matey's Are You Ready To Go On An Adventure to Save Never Land? Help Jake Save Never Land, in His New DVD, Jake The Never Land Pirates - Never Land Rescue! Available To Own On DVD At A Retailer New You!


Will The Magic Of Never Land Disappear For Ever?

The fate of Never Land hangs in the balance as magical treasures are mysteriously vanishing: Jake's sword, Izzy's pixie dust - even the directions on Cubby's map! To save the day, Jake goes on the "Forever Quest" to restore power to the source of Never Land's magic, the legendary Forever tree. Join him on a thrilling expedition inside and enchanted cave, under the sea, and all the way to the top of Mount Destiny! But Jake needs help from his trusty crew - and YOU - to succeed against all odds and outsmart Captain Hook. Awash with exciting surprises, unforgettable music, and eight more swashbuckling adventures. Jake's Never Land Rescue will make you believe in the everlasting magic of true friendship!


Never Land Rescue DVD:
Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment - Disney Junior
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: Spanish, English and French
Rated: G
Run Time: 148 Minutes

*Jake's Never Land Rescue - Full Length Adventure
~ADDITINAL EPISODES~
*It's a Pirate Picnic / The Key To Skull Rock
*The Golden Twilight Treasure! / Rock The Croc!
*Jake And Sneaky LeBeak! / Cubby The Brave!
*Jake's Special Delivery / Seahorse Saddle-up!
~BONUS:~
*8 Playing With Skully Cartoon Shorts
~SUPRISE BONUS:~
Blow Up Sword and Glow in The Dark Stickers!


Our Thoughts:
My girls and Nephew sat down to watch Jake Never Land Pirates - Never Land Rescue, and had a blast. They really loved his adventure as he tried to save Never Land from Captain Hook!! It kept them entertained as Jake would ask them questions and help him earn Gold Doubloons. I was also surprised with a guest appearance from one of my all time favorite Disney Characters, Peter Pan as the Secret Guardian!

My girls and nephew also enjoyed the other awesome episodes that came along with the DVD, plus the bonus surprise, The blow up Sword and glow in the dark stickers!!

Overall, we had a great time spending time as a family and really enjoyed these great adventures Jake took us on! I would totally recommend this great DVD to watch with your children or loved ones, or to even add to your children's movie library!!


About Walt Disney Studios:
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

To learn more visit DisneyDVD.com and DisneyJunior.com, you can also connect with Disney on Facebook!


BUY IT: You can purchase Jale The Never Land Pirates - Never Land Rescue for a suggested retail price of $19.99 at a retailer near you, for more info and where to buy visit DisneyDVD.com!

*Disclaimer- I received the mention Blu-ray/DVD for review purposes, this did not alter my opinion of the Blu-ray/DVD. All opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*

Tragedy Comes In Threes


Have You Heard Of That Saying Tragedy Comes In Threes?

I am starting to believe it. I have had the roughest last year anyone could even begin to imagine. It started when my grandmother passed away in November 2012. Then The Following February, my Father Had a Stroke, only to find out that he had Lung Cancer in his brain, which boils down to that his cancer spread through out his whole body. He under went Brain Surgery and came out like a champ, he's always been a fighter, my hero. The Doctors convinced him to under go Lung surgery in July to remove the cancerous cell in his to right lung by doing an Lobectomy. Well from what I am gathering, Hospice is still caring for my daddy. He had requested them not to tell him what was going on. He looks and as if he was just as healthy as healthy can be, but I know that one day, he will succumb to this horrible disease. I am trying to hold it together, and staying strong for my dad, but to be honest it kills me everyday. I have been traveling back and forth to care for him and spend every moment with him, because I never know when its his last.

If you think this wasn't enough, yet one more tragedy came in to play this year. The Number Three...My children's father. He decided that the world had no more to offer him, and took his life. The feelings that left me when I heard of the news was gut wrenching. I was both sad and mad all in one. I was sad that he took away so much more than his life when he left, I was sad he thought the world couldn't offer him anything else, I was sad for my children who now has no father. Then I got angry, as bad as that sounds, I actually got angry. I was so mad that he was such a coward and had to end his life, ended our children's life, I was mad because he took away not only from his family, but from our children. So close to Christmas, he took the joy out of it, my children's little delicate spirits of something that was suppose to bring families together, tore our world completely apart. He took away from my children's future, no more throwing catch with daddy, No one to give away my daughters at their weddings. He is going to miss the best part of their lives. And that what makes me so angry.

I have always heard that the holidays was the number one time that suicides happen, but I never thought it would be so close to home. I missed the warning signs, I looked past everything. And now I am left with all the what if's. If you or anyone you know is struggling, or showing signs of suicide, don't wait, get help as soon as you see the signs.

This is why I have been absent from blogging. I know everyone was worried, shucks, I was worried myself. I was so far into a deep slump, I didn't think I was ever going to climb out. But I did, I am coping, I am finally reaching the end of the tunnel of which I never thought I would see. I am back. Thanks so much for my awesome readers, followers and fans that has been here, while I was gone. I am so thankful for each and everyone of you!! And I want to thank my best friend over at Mizz Reviews, for staying on my butt and getting me out of this slump I was in. I am so thankful for her and having met her, I just don't know what I would have done without her!! Thanks Lawna, You are my guardian angel!!