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Disney/Tim Burton Film’s Dumbo (Live Action) Comes to Blu-Ray on June 25

Posted on June 25, 2019 in 2019 Summer Gift Guide

Dumbo has always been on of my favorite movies, and now my 8 year old watches it with me.  He’s not a big “movie” fan, and is usually playing Fortnite, but now he is interested in Dumbo.  This is truly a great “Family” film.  My 22 year old, daughter sat down and watched it with my son & me.

This truly is a great film.  Tim Burton & Disney did it again.  They are setting the score high for their next film!  I loved watching Dumbo over and over, but I always have.

Check out the below for an Animal Cracker recipe, and how to juggle.

These two things come in handy every time we watch Dumbo.  The kids love the Sprinkled Animal Crackers, and trying to Juggle.  These two things have brought us a lot of entertainment, and joy.  And, watching Dumbo is an added bonus.

You’ll be able to pick up the Blu ray, DVD & Digital copy starting June 25, anywhere these items are sold.  Don’t wait, get there early, they will sell out.

With the Blu ray, there are bonus extras:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Easter Eggs on Parade
  • Clowning Around Bloopers
  • Behind the scense look at the Magic of Dumbo And More!

The cast is excellent, and you can read more here.

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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.

Cinderella Anniversary Edition Available on Blu-Ray June 25

Posted on June 23, 2019 in 2019 Summer Gift Guide

You can already enjoy Cinderella on Digital, as of Tuesday, June 18.  But, if you want it on Blu-Ray, or DVD, it’ll be available this coming Tuesday, June 25.

This is amazing.  One of my all time favorite Disney Princesses, coming to Blu-Ray, with over 2 hours of bonus footage.  I am in aww.  I have loved Cinderella since a very young age.  Thie is an iconic film, with lots of love by many generations.  My daughter, who is 22, loves Cinderella as well.  We just sat down and watched it the other night.

 

Cinderella is a story about a young lady, who is taken advantage of by the Step’s- in her life.  She has a fairy godmother, who puffs in a beautiful gown, and sends her to the ball, where her step-sisters are already creeping on the prince.  But, guess what?  In the end, Cinderella shows them.

 

This is a must watch for the entire family.  My 8 year old, son, was even intrigued.  Which, he hardly sits and watches anything for too long.  That is starting to change since he turned 8, but I think he wanted to be the prince.

You can purchase Cinderella, starting Tuesday, at anywhere Blu-Rays are sold.  This is a timeless classic, that you have to get your hands on, if you are a Disney fan.  This is part of the Signature Collection.

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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.

New Baby? Check out Baby Magic!

Posted on June 21, 2019 in 2019 Summer Gift Guide

I have a friend that is getting ready to have a baby.   They are being induced on June 27.  So, as you can imagine, this is a busy time for her.  That’s why I turned to Baby Magic, to help her bring the baby into the world.  Baby Magic is a wonderful company, that has all the baby’s basic needs covered.  From lotion to wipes, and even Hydrogel Patches.  This is amazing!  I remember, 8 years ago, having my little guy, and using Baby Magic, too.

I love this Hydrogel Patch.  It’s great for fevers & overheating, sunburn, discomfort, and even dry skin.  They will love this patch, as new parents.  It’ll bring comfort to their little bundle of joy, which will in turn, be comforting to the parents.

I also love the 3 in 1 wipes.  They have a combination of Chamomile, aloe and vitamin E.  There’s 72 wipes in the container, which will make changing easy.  They are also free from fragrance, alcohol, dyes, SLS, oils, parabens, and phthalates.  These are truly sent from above.

Their lotions, and baby wash are a gift too.  We used them all the time, with Jacob, and occasionally still do, especially over summer break, to get the sweat smell off of him.  Look how cute that gift pack is for the bath!  It’s so great too, with the sweet dreams, like lavender, scent.  And, it makes me sleep, as well.

You may be asking, “Where can I buy Baby Magic?”  Answer is simple, just about anywhere, but I go to Walmart, or even online.  (See the below link to see how to purchase online.)

Trusted by parents for over 65 years, Baby Magic® is a true legacy brand. We believe in tradition and that nothing bonds families together like shared experiences. We embrace the power of a loving touch and the emotional influence scents can bring. Through life’s sweet, precious moments, sleepless nights, messy blowouts and endless cries…just know, we are here on this journey with you. Welcome to the Baby Magic® family.

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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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I Love Honest Hemp Super Breath Buster

Posted on June 21, 2019 in 2019 Summer Gift Guide

I don’t often admit this, but I’ve had halitosis since I was a kid.  People used to make fun of me all the time.  I’d brush my teeth 3, maybe 4, times a day; but nothing helped.  The Honest Hemp Company has changed that for me.  My breath is so fresh when I use this CBD Nano spray.  And, I love the way I feel afterwards.  I don’t feel a high, but I feel a weight lifted off my chest.  I do suffer from bipolar, depression, and anxiety disorders, so this has been a big help for me.

Features ethanol, glycol, natural peppermint, and 160mg of premium US-grown, water-soluble hemp CBD extract. 

This product would be great, even without bad breath.  You would just get the splash of cool, before feeling relief from anxiety.  It’s not a miracle worker, but it’s enough to feel relaxed, a bit.  It’s a great feeling, to not worry all the time.

The Super Breath Blast is even known to kill the “meanest of hangovers” in as little as 5 minutes.  That’s so great to hear!

*Honest Hemp* is a wellness company based in Boulder, Colorado and Los Angeles, California.  Our products are a natural alternative for managing your stress, reducing mild anxiety, and relieving pain from exercise-induced inflammation. We offer great tasting MCT + full-spectrum CBD oil tinctures for daily maintenance, a breath spray for on-the-go supplementing, and a magic balm for topical use. All of our products contain hemp oil CBD, which is derived from the cannabis plant, but is 100% legal and has NO psychoactive affect.  So, you get all the benefits of CBD without feeling high.

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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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What Shampoo & Conditioner do you use?

Posted on June 20, 2019 in 2019 Summer Gift Guide

I’ve recently come across a great product called Pura d’or.  I have thinning hair, and they have a formula for me.  It works magnificently.  Thinning hair used to be a problem, but not any more.  And, it’s inexpensive, especially if you get the monthly subscription.

There are many formulas, of shampoos & conditioners, but the thinning hair formula is the right one for me, and I’m completely sold on this product.  Pura d’or has made me feel young again, hair wise.  I can’t get over how well it really works.

Pura d’or Hair Thinning Therapy System is really great.  It works for all types of hair, at any time of the day.  My husband has been using it for about 3 weeks, and he loves it too, because he also has thinning hair.  I’ve gone to Target recently, and picked up another supply of Pura d’or, so we will have it, when our current bottles run out.  This is a truly great product, and can be bought locally, which is really cool.

For the Hair Thinning Therapy System, here’s it’s description:

  • Get to the Root of the Problem. It all starts with a healthy scalp. This invigorating blend of organic extracts and essential nutrients fortifies hair from root to tip, reducing hair loss due to breakage.
  • Moisturizing Aloe Vera Formula. This formula includes Organic Aloe Vera which replaces H2O.
  • Gentle, Yet Effective. Ultra-nourishing blend of key active naturals including Amla Oil, Argan Oil, Black Cumin Seed, Biotin, Niacin, Rosemary Oil, Saw Palmetto, Green Tea and an exclusive Botanical Blend work together to effectively treat thinning, damaged, and/or color-treated hair. Gentle enough for daily use.
  • Science + Nature. All PURA D’OR formulas combine science and nature to deliver transformative hair therapy. Select Certified Organic Ingredients. No SLS (Sulfates). No Parabens. No Harmful Chemicals. Gluten Free. Hypo-Allergenic. Cruelty Free. Manufactured in the USA. Color Safe. Vegan.
  • Eco-Friendly Manufacturing. Manufactured in the USA in a facility that uses renewable energy

I’m telling you that you have to try Pura d’or.  You will love it as much as my family does.

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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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Welch’s Fruit Snacks are Fantastic!

Posted on June 20, 2019 in 2019 Summer Gift Guide

We love Welch’s Fruit Snacks, in our family.  My 8 year old would take them, everyday, to school.  Now, my 22 year old, takes them everyday to work & school.  She’s teaching this Summer, so this is a great snack for her during lunch.  She loves them, as much as my 8 year old does.  We have been a fan of Welch’s for many years.

Have you tried the Blueberry Fruit N Yogurt Snacks?  They are absolutely delightful.  So delicious, and in just a small snack.  They also come in Strawberry, and Cherry.  These make a great mid-day snack for anyone.  I snack on them, myself, and love them.  I can’t get enough.  I’ve been buying them constantly.  I do limit myself to one pack a day, so they will last a little longer.  I also have 8 year old fingers grabbing them up too.

We are having a huge family cookout for the 4th of July, and this is a perfect snack to put out for the kids.  They will love them.  I can’t wait to share them with everyone.

Welch’s Fruit Snacks come in 10 varieties.  You really have to try any of them, and you will be hooked.  They are THAT good!  I’ve been hooked for a while now.  As I said, my son would take them to lunch with him, but I would come home from work, and snack on them, as well.  You, too, will love Welch’s, as soon as you taste them.  The after taste is just as good as when it’s going down.

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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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Insurance Tips for the Ultimate Road Trip

Posted on June 19, 2019 in 2019 Summer Gift Guide

 

Let’s face it. We purchase insurance for the unpredictable, but insurance companies use statistics to predict the probability of the unpredictable. And we can all agree that the statistical likelihood of a collision, hitting a wild animal, or getting a flat tire increases the more miles you drive. That’s why we have collected tips to add more protection for you and your family or friends during your 13,699-mile journey.

 Before packing your bags, hiring a dog sitter, and piling everyone in, consider some of these tips to ensure a safe, secure, and enjoyable road trip. A little investing up front can go a long way when the unpredictable happens, and while on vacation no less.

Decrease your Deductibles

When you first purchased your car insurance policy, you were probably most interested in keeping your monthly bill as low as possible but still get reasonable coverage. One tactic to reduce your premium is to increase your deductible. The deductible is what you will pay out of pocket before insurance coverage kicks in. If you are traveling on a budget, no one wants to dip into savings to pay a $1,000 deductible in case of a collision or hitting an animal.

 Most drivers don’t know that you can contact your insurance company and make changes to your coverage limits and deductibles anytime during your policy. Decreasing your deductibles to zero (if possible) will provide more funds for excursions, dining, and souvenirs.

Increase your Coverage Limits

There are two basic parts to a car insurance policy: coverage in case it’s your fault (liability), and additional (usually optional) coverage in case it’s someone else’s fault (uninsured and underinsured motorist). You are permitted to increase your coverage limits mid-policy and reduce them again when you return from your trip. This will provide additional coverage because you are more likely to get into an accident for every extra mile on your road trip.

Check Coverage for Each Adult Driver

Many ask the question: Does car insurance follow the car or the driver? The short answers are yes and yes.

 Certain parts of your insurance policy cover your vehicle: comprehensive, collision, and portions of liability (property damage). This means that if another person who is not listed on the policy drives your car, your car is likely protected.

 Other parts of a person’s insurance policy covers themselves and possibly other passengers: portions of liability (bodily injury), MedPay, and personal injury protection.

 In some cases, certain policies from certain companies will cover only those drivers listed on the policy. In other scenarios, the vehicle owner’s insurance will be primary and the driver’s insurance will be secondary.

 If you plan on rotating driving between two or more adults, the safest bet is to have each adult contact their own insurance company and the owner of the vehicle, used for the road trip, can contact his or her insurance company to verify coverage.

Know the Laws

Every state has different laws regarding minimum liability coverage. Most drivers purchase above the minimum requirements. The great news is that if you carry the minimum liability coverage required for your state, and you are in an accident in a state that has higher minimum requirements, your insurance company is responsible for the difference. Keep in mind, however, that the state minimums are hardly enough to cover medical expenses and repairs.

 Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is different. This is an additional premium you pay to get additional coverage in case the other driver does not have insurance or does not have enough coverage to pay your medical bills and other expenses. If your state is at-fault and the state in which you were in an accident is at-fault, then the process is the same as if you were in an accident in your own state.

 However, if you are driving in a no-fault state, and you are in an accident, regardless of who is at fault, each driver is responsible for seeking assistance from their own insurance company. Your insurance company, even if the policy was purchased in a no-fault state, will typically extend your coverage to pay for your injuries.

 Just to make sure you are covered, contact your insurance company if you plan to drive to or through the following no-fault states: Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, or Utah.

Check the Details for Roadside Assistance

Some car insurance companies offer free roadside assistance, but the deductible may be higher and have only the basic benefits. Most basic roadside assistance package include services such as towing, tire changes, jump-starts, lockouts, winching and fuel delivery. However, some packages may include maximum benefits like up to $100 on towing. Other packages may limit coverage within a certain number of miles from home and may even cover hotel stays. Some are paid monthly, some are paid annually, and some are “free” but have even stricter limitations.

 Two or three days prior to departing, contact your car insurance company to get the details on what is covered in your current roadside assistance package. It may be a good idea to max it out for the duration of your trip and then reduce it when you return. You can also consider other services like AAA or those offered through your credit card company. Make some inquiries and get the best coverage for the best price.

Consider Renting a Car

If you just bought your brand new car off the lot, you may be itching for a road trip bonding experience. Or you have a two year old vehicle, a longer than desired daily commute, and you aren’t thrilled about taking on an additional two to 15 thousand miles in a matter of a few weeks to a few months. The costs associated with the wear and tear on the engine, tires, and extra oil changes add up quickly. Renting a car for your ultimate road trip may be a good option.

 When renting a vehicle, you can typically get the increased comfort, extra storage, and additional bells and whistles your vehicle doesn’t have for just a bit more investment upfront. What makes this option even better for a group of adults is that the rental fees and gas expenses can be shared more efficiently and economically. Plus, they can usually be picked up and turned in at multiple locations if your travel plans necessitate it. In addition, most car insurance policies extend the same coverage from your vehicle to a rented vehicle, but not all.

 Be sure to contact your car insurance company to fully understand the details of rental car coverage. It may be wise to consider purchasing the coverage offered by the rental company depending on your situation.

Purchase Travel Insurance

If Gene Simmons can insure his tongue, you can insure your vacation! More commonly purchased by world travelers, this coverage can still come in handy while traveling across the US.

 If you get extremely ill, a family member dies, or you are in a non-vehicle accident, your travel insurance policy will cover cancellation fees, interruption fees, lost baggage, personal items such as laptops, cameras, and video cameras, and even helps out when their is an emergency evacuation or emergency medical needs. It isn’t supposed to act as health insurance, but the emergency medical funds can be secondary to your health insurance.

 Being safe rather than sorry is just as important during your vacation as it is during the daily grind of life. Following the recommendations above can ensure that even a road trip with a few hassles can be amazing, and you at least will not lose the savings towards your next vacation.

 

 

 

Zaneta is a Research Specialist and Writer for carinsurancecomparison.com. Writing and research has been an integral component of her studies in anthropology, instructional technology, technical and professional communication, and adult education. A mountain biker-turned-paddler, she lives in Greenville, SC with her spouse, 12-year-old daughter, three lizards, and two Dachshunds.

 

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New Hampshire Company ‘Buzzagogo Selected to Pitch Buyers at Walmart’s 2019 Open Call Event

Posted on June 18, 2019 in 2019 Summer Gift Guide

New Hampshire resident Joyce Dales — founder of Buzzagogo and inventor of
100% natural cold, flu and allergy nasal swab remedy Cold Bee Gone
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was notified Friday that her company was selected from thousands of
applicants to pitchat Walmart’s 2019 Open Call Event, June 18 through 19 at
Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. The Walmart Open Call is
an annual event that allows small companies and entrepreneurs to have an
opportunity to pitch to Walmart wholesale buyers. This year is the 6th
annual open call event and on average 100 small companies will succeed at
bringing their products to Walmart’s shelves.

Joyce invented Cold Bee Gone several years ago to help protect her newly
adopted daughter who required open heart surgery due to a defect caused by
Agent Orange. She was determined to help her daughter recover as naturally
as possible and thus developed the special remedy — a unique blend of
homeopathic ingredients, including raw active Manuka honey and essential
oils.

What began as sharing the remedy with family and friends evolved into a
product that has gone to the mainstream market across the nation. With the
help of the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center, Buzzagogo has
grown into a company with a product now carried in over 3,000 stores
nationwide. Buzzagogo also recently secured its first round of seed money.
The company is an official sponsor of the Boston Red Sox.

Joyce and her husband Jeffrey run Buzzagogo while homeschooling their two
daughters as they travel around the country in their 1972 Airstream.

Joyce’s little home remedy is making big buzz and Walmart has noticed!

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What is your favorite patriotic movie?

Posted on June 15, 2019 in 2019 Summer Gift Guide

Independence Day was the favorite patriotic movie, followed by:

  1. Independence Day
  2. Captain America: The First Avenger
  3. Saving Private Ryan
  4. Hidden Figures
  5. Top Gun

 

Source: A survey of 912 highly engaged Redbox Customers, 5/7 – 5/12

Others noted the following movies:

Forrest Gump

The Patriot

Pearl Harbor

American Sniper

Air Force One

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Apollo 13

Glory

Black Hawk Down

Patton

Other (please specify):

Miracle

Flags of Our Fathers

The Longest Day

Zero Dark Thirty

1776

Gettysburg

Lincoln

Rocky IV

G.I. Jane

Argo

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Enter to win An Oceanfront Condo or $50,000 Cash!

Posted on June 14, 2019 in 2019 Summer Gift Guide Giveaways

ENTER TO WIN AN OCEANFRONT CONDO or $50,000 CASH!

Win an Oceanfront Condo and Change Your Life! Vacation Myrtle Beach, one of the largest providers of family vacation accommodations in Myrtle Beach, SC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway contest, which features the grand prize of a furnished oceanfront condo at The Caravelle Resort located in Myrtle Beach, SC, valued at nearly $100,000 (or $50,000 CASH, winner’s choice)!!! Other lucky winners will receive a 7-night stay or a 3-night stay at one of Vacation Myrtle Beach’s oceanfront properties.

The newly renovated, oceanfront efficiency condo offers room for up to four guests and includes a fully-equipped kitchen. In addition to its prime Myrtle Beach location, the resort provides convenient access to all of the area’s major attractions, restaurants, and things to do. Families and couples enjoy a wide variety of on-site amenities including an indoor pool, a block-long poolscape complete with a large pool, whirlpool, lazy river, kiddie lazy river, kids’ pool, poolside bar, and plenty of relaxing deck options. In addition to everything you need for fun in the sun, the resort offers an array of dining options as well as an opportunity for rejuvenation and relaxation at its on-site spa.

 

The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway sweepstakes is now open for entries.

For Official Rules and for more information about Vacation Myrtle Beach properties and deals, please go to https://woobox.com/hsfeoo?source=usfam

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