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Movie Alex & Me Featuring Alex Morgan Comes to Digital June 12, 2018

Posted on June 11, 2018 in 2018 Summer Fun Gift Guide clip Movies

Alex & Me

Alex & Me is a great film.  It showed my 7 year old he could overcome a lot.  He really enjoyed watching it, as did my daughter.  This film is so fascinating.  We loved watching it, as a family.  Even the man of the house got into watching it.

Teenager Reagan Willis has one dream – to play soccer like her hero, Alex Morgan.  Her bedroom is a shrine to all things Alex, including a life-size poster of the Olympic gold medalist.  Yet in the Willis house, Reagan lives in the shadow of her prep football superstar brother, Logan.  When Reagan fails to make the cut of the premiere local soccer club team and is humiliated by her rival Claire, she’s certain her ship has sailed.  But after accidentally hitting her head, Reagan’s poster of Alex Morgan suddenly comes to life and everything changes.

 

You will be touched by this film, and your child will realize that dreams can come true.

I’ll be giving a copy away, soon!

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post.  The opinions I share are my own.

Need a Bag for the big trip? Look no further than Thirty-One!

Posted on June 11, 2018 in 2018 Summer Fun Gift Guide kids Reviews women

I love Thirty-One.  Their bags are perfect.  We are going on an overnight stay, and the In The Clear Tote is the perfect size for mine and my spouse’s clothes.  It’s so big, and spacious.  I could probably even fit my 7 year old’s clothes in it.  There’s even a hidden pocket, in the tote, to keep my pills in.  This is great!This bag, is by far, the best bag I’ve received.  I love Thirty-One, and can’t stress that enough.  In The Clear Tote is going to be the bag of the week.  When I take it with me, to the waterpark, everyone will envy it.  I’ll love telling them where to get their bag at.

I also received The Getaway Tote.  My sister is flying to Myrtle Beach, and this is her bag, for the plane.  It’s the perfect size, to get on flight, and she will be able to put all the necessities in it.  I love this bag, as well.  However, she asked me to use it, so how could I say no?  The size is 14.75″H x 13.75″L x 6″D, which will be great to put her phone, ipad, etc. in.

I also received the Pinch Top Eyeglass Case, which will keep my sunglasses protected from getting scratched.  It even matches my In The Clear Tote.  Isn’t that sweet?  I wear big, funky glasses, and they fit in this wonderful case.  There’s even a zipper on it, to keep  your identification, credit cards, etc.  This really is the top of the line Sunglass/Eyeglass case.

The Crossbody Organizing Tote is wonderful, too.  It’s going in the backseat, with Jacob, Grandma, and myself.  That way I have snacks, drinks, and games at my fingertips.  It’s a 4 hour drive, to where we are going, so this is the perfect bag for the backseat.  Very spacious, but won’t take up much room, in the backseat.

There are different styles for these bags, but the features are all the same.  And, any of them will do for you, what they are going to do for me.  My husband calls me a bag lady.  I never turn down a great bag, and Thirty-One has never disappointed me, when it comes to a great bag.

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

Have you seen the new Pillow Pets?

Posted on June 5, 2018 in 2018 Summer Fun Gift Guide

I’m in love with this Patriotic Pillow Pet.  My mother in law’s birthday is July 4, and she said she’s getting one of these.  I would’ve given her mine, but my 7 year old took it.  It’s so festive.  I love the stars on it’s back side, then you open it, and poof a field of stars.  My son sleeps with it every night.  Jacob loves that he can use it as a pillow, or have it as a stuffy.

If you know someone who has a birthday on, or around July 4th, this is the perfect gift.  They will remember their birthday all year, with this little festive guy.  I shouldn’t say little, because he’s a great size.

Pillow Pets have been around for a while, but this has to be, by far, my favorite one.  There’s so many to choose from, but this is a perfect little gift for someone you love, this July 4.

It’s snuggle time, all the time! The Pillow Pets® Americana Red Puppy is the plushiest and friendliest stuffed animal you can find! Get tons of warm snuggly happiness and cuddle up every day and night with the Pillow Pets Americana Red Puppy! USA fans of all ages will enjoy a touch of room decor along with the practicality of everyday use as both, a toy for imaginative play and a pillow for television, bed or travel time. This super-soft chenille plush folding stuffed animal is so cuddly they’ll never want to put it down! The Americana Puppy Pillow Pet is an ideal nap-time companion – not to mention a comforting partner on road trips or airplane rides. Pillow Pets® are anything but just another pillow. Starts out as your pal, then unfasten its belly and quickly becomes a comfortable pillow! Enjoy a great and fun bedtime solution that will have your kids running to their room with their new pet for a good night’s rest on their new favorite pillow. Opens to an 18-inch pillow. Made of high-quality washable chenille. BPA-free and Phthalates-free materials.

Their size is perfect, as I said, my mother in law wants one, to use as a pillow.  So, they are perfect.

Go to the Shop Link, below, to see how to save 25% off your purchase, and possible free shipping.

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

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Peace Frogs Shirts are so Comfortable

Posted on June 4, 2018 in 2018 Summer Fun Gift Guide

I kid you not, I wear mine, wash it, and wear it again.  My mother in law says she’s sick of seeing my Peace Frogs Shirt, only because I wear it so much.  It’s so comfortable, and fits so perfectly.  I wish I’d have heard of Peace Frogs sooner, they’d have been out of stock.  I love this shirt.  Purple is my favorite color, so that may be why, but the frog on it, in retro colors, is awesome too.  There’s nothing to not like about this shirt.

My husband received one too.  He wears his a lot, but not as much as me.  I don’t think anyone could wear a shirt as much as I wear my Peace Frogs shirt.  I love that they have shirts for causes, and even dog shirts.

These shirts are so soft, it’s like you aren’t wearing anything.  However, they are thick enough to absorb your sweat on hot summer days.  They are super comfy, and when washed, didn’t fade.

In the words of one of our customers, “Peace Frogs is not icons or products, but really a state of mind.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Peace Frogs is a full line of clothing, designed to help promote positive and optimistic thinking throughout the world. Our clothing places a premium on comfort, quality, and style, but it also allows you to spread a little bit of a positive feeling every time you wear it.

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

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Ducktales Destination Adventure is sure to be a hit with your kids!

Posted on June 4, 2018 in 2018 Summer Fun Gift Guide Disney

Ducktales is one of my husband’s favorite cartoons, so it’s no surprise that my 7 year old loves it too.  They sat down together, and watched Ducktales Destination Adventure.  I don’t know who was more into it, my 7 year old, or 40 something year old.  It was cute, and I love Huey, Dewey, and Louie, who doesn’t?

An ancient tomb in Toth-Ra, the mountain peak of Mt. Neverrest, a vacation island for Greek gods…global expeditions await! Thanks to Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby, trillionaire Scrooge McDuck is back in action, leading the way to death-defying exploits stretching all the way from Duckburg to legendary destinations around the world. Let the greatest family adventures begin!

Ducktales Destination Adventure is being released on June 5, 2018.  So, run out and get your copy tomorrow.  You will love it, as do my family.  My almost 21 year old, sat down with her little brother, and dad, and watched it as well.  She was laughing, having a good time.  I’m so glad that this cartoon brought my family together, for some good times.

Episodes:

  •    The Beagle Birthday Breakout!
  • The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!
  • The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!
  • The Spear of Selene!
  • The Missing Links of Moorshire!
  • Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System! Lin-Manuel Miranda as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera aka Gizmoduck (featured in this episode).

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Disclaimer:

This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

 

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Pictures On Gold is a wonderful site to order from

Posted on June 3, 2018 in 2018 Summer Fun Gift Guide

I love Pictures On Gold.  I’ve used them, for gifts, twice now.  I get a beautiful picture of my two kids, and put it on something memorable for my mother.  She loves it every time.  The dog tags I got her are super cool.  She wears them with pride, because they are her grandkids.

My kids think it’s cool, how their pictures is on there, so perfectly.  It looks just like the picture on my phone.  You couldn’t have a more exact replica.  This will have cherished memories for a long time.

Let’s talk about these fabulous Stainless Steel Photo Dog Tags:

  • Stainless Dog Tag includes a 5mm Stainless Ball Chain.
  • Item can be engraved with message, names, dates or monogram.
    Engraving doesn’t delay your shipment.
  • Picture Engraving is scratch and water resistant and included in the price.
  • 1 1/4 Inch x 2 Inches In Stainless Steel
  • What Shape is This Item? Dog Tag
  • All Sterling Silver is protected with a tarnish resistance to help it last for years without tarnishing

And, the price is amazing.  You’ve got to go check out the price.

But, if the dog tags aren’t your taste, there’s plenty more to choose from.  Just take a look.

That’s not even the best part:

Our Readers Save 10% off your order! – Use code “famguide10” to save 10% off your order at http://www.picturesongold.com/ Not to be used with any other offers or discounts.

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

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Keystone Meats are Delicious!

Posted on June 2, 2018 in 2018 Summer Fun Gift Guide

I cooked Spaghetti the other day, and my husband will only eat it, if it has ground beef in it.  Well, I hadn’t thawed any out, but I remembered I had Keystone Meats Ground Beef, so I used it.  And, from using it I can tell you that you can’t even tell it’s from a can.  Tastes just like the ground beef you get in the butcher shop.

I didn’t even tell Joe that it was canned ground beef, and he never said a word.  Didn’t taste any different so why would he say anything.  I have one more can, and I plan on making sloppy joes with it.  I have this great recipe for sloppy joes, but it’s not my recipe, it’s our local school’s recipe.  But, I did want to show you a picture of how good this ground beef looks, too bad you can taste through a picture.

Flavorful ground beef hand-packed into a convenient can makes your recipes quicker. Our all natural ground beef has only two ingredients: beef and salt. Perfect for easy meals like taco salad, spaghetti sauce and more!

I also received Keystone Meats All Natural Beef, but didn’t take a picture of the BBQ beef I made.  It was just as delicious.  Again, didn’t even know it came out of  can.

Premium USDA beef hand-packed into a convenient can makes your recipe easier. Our all natural beef has only two ingredients: beef and sea salt. Perfect for quick meals like stew, stir fry and more!

I love canned meat.  It stays fresh forever, and you don’t even have to refrigerate, or freeze it.  It stays fresh, just sitting on the shelf.

There’s even two sized cans.  If your family is small, you can get the small can, if your family is larger, you can get the 28 ounce can.  The bigger can goes a long way.  And, there’s more than just beef, go take a look.

We eat dinner with my in laws a lot, because they live right next door.  They didn’t even notice it was canned meat!  This stuff is great!

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

 

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Cave Tools has an Amazing Grill Set

Posted on June 2, 2018 in 2018 Summer Fun Gift Guide

Looking for the right Grill Set for the new grilling season?  Look no further, Cave Tools has just what you need.  If you are thinking of tailgating, this is definitely the set for you.  So many features, in one set of Grill equipment.

I love Cave Tools, and this Cave Tool is no different.  It takes care of all of my needs, with these 3 tools.  The serated edge, on the spatula, is perfect.  I cut through my meat to make sure it’s done properly.  This Grill Set is just what we needed.

Features include:

  • *** INSTANT 10% SAVINGS ON PURCHASE OF 2 OR MORE *** SUPER HEAVY DUTY bbq grill tools set – We use 20% thicker stainless steel than normal barbeque sets so they are extremely durable and will never bend or break when picking up large pieces of meat from smoker
  • SPATULA BOTTLE OPENER FOR TAILGATING – serrated edge for cutting, contoured tip for easily flipping burgers, oversized face for large steaks – Grill Tongs Have 6 Teeth for turning hot dogs and sausages & Includes Metal Loop that Latches Shut for Easy Storage
  • DISHWASHER SAFE FOR EASY CLEANUP – Extra Wide Hanging Hooks with Leather Straps fit on any grill tools holder including Weber Genesis Big Green Egg and all other barbacue models
  • Comes with 25 Professional Cooking Recipes – STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS AND DETAILED TUTORIAL VIDEOS are great ideas for the family
  • LIFETIME SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – Just in case you are unhappy with your bbq tools set you can return it for a full money back refund. We Take Customer Service That Seriously

And, if you order through this link, you will save 15% by entering code GRILLSET15 at checkout.

Cave Tools has all sorts of gadgets for grilling.  Take a look around their site, and even around This Frugal Family, for special codes to save on  your order.  To search for codes, on This Frugal Family, just put in Cave Tools in the search bar.  You will be surprised how much money you can save with these codes.

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Disclaimer:

This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

 

 

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Recapture Peter Pan on DVD & Blu-ray June 5

Posted on June 1, 2018 in 2018 Summer Fun Gift Guide clip Disney

I’m so excited that Peter Pan is coming to Blu-ray for it’s anniversary.  There’s never before seen bonuses, as well.

 

My 7 year old, son, loves Peter Pan, and now it’s remastered, and with the digital copy, I can put it on his net book.  This is so great.  He can watch Peter Pan over and over.  My daughter, age 20, loves Peter Pan as well, so with Jacob getting the digital, she’ll end up with the Blu-ray!  Which is fine, I just need the DVD.  We spread the love in our home.

 

Disney’s Peter Pan is celebrating 65 years, of being a fan favorite.  That’s a long time.  And my favorite ride at Disney World happens to be the Peter Pan ride.  I love how it feels like you are flying!

Here’s some fun activities for the kids, or kids at heart, to go with the movie:

Peter Pan Activity Sheets

That’s a book of 20 pages.  Your kids will have some fun, when you print it out.

In celebration of its 65^th anniversary, Disney’s beloved flight of fantasy, “Peter Pan,” joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, landing in homes on Digital and Movies Anywhere on May 29 and on Blu-ray June 5. With a little faith, trust and pixie dust, every member of the family will let their imagination soar on this epic adventure to Never Land, sparkling with
legendary animation, extraordinary music and both all-new and classic bonus features.

Connect with Peter Pan Below:

Facebook: Facebook.com/PeterPan, Facebook.com/TinkerBell
Website: Movies.Disney.com/Peter-Pan
Instagram: Instagram.com/DisneyAnimation
YouTube: YouTube.com/user/DisneyMovies

Disclaimer:

This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

 

 

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Stomp Rocket will keep your child entertained, outside, for hours

Posted on June 1, 2018 in 2018 Summer Fun Gift Guide

Stomp Rocket

When I first gave Stomp Rocket to Jacob, he went crazy.  He said “Mommy, is this for me?”  Well, he pulled it out of the box, and immediately figured out how it went, and stomped on it.  That little plane went flying.  It was so adorable, to watch him have so much fun.  I’m not an outdoorsy kind of person, so this was all new to me.  Even my mom was amazed at how much fun Jacob was having.

Stomp Rocket is worth every penny, because it kept my child happy for the hours we spent outside, on his birthday.  Now he goes out and plays with it, while daddy watches him.  I told you, I’m not an outdoorsy person.  Hours of fun every time, that’s what we need.  Jacob loves his electronics, so if I can keep him off of them for a while, that’s all that matters to me.  With school coming to an end, we need more outside time.

Joe says Jacob still has a blast with Stomp Rocket, and he’s had it since May 20, of this year.  That says a lot for a 7 year old.  He likes to keep his mind busy, but this is something he loves as well.

Features Include:

  • Run, Jump and STOMP to launch Stunt Planes; 100% kid-powered, no batteries required
  • Includes three different planes (Looper, Glider and Wildcat) designed by aeronautical engineers to perform a variety of amazing stunts
  • Looper plane performs giant loops, Glider plane soars up to 100 feet and Wildcat plane does all kinds of crazy tricks
  • Adjust the angle of flight with the adjustable launch stand, fly into the wind or with the wind and change how these Planes fly
  • Includes 3 stunt Planes, sturdy adjustable launch stand and launch stomp pad with air hose; recommended for ages 5 and up

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Disclaimer:

This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

 

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