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Just in Time for Helping Clean Up ~ Mean Green Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Posted on November 30, 2017 in 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Reviews

Mean Green is amazing, and just in time for Christmas, I’ve discovered it.  Mean Green is a fabulous Multi Purpose Cleaner, that is helping me clean up, after my baking, and cooking for the Holidays.  My husband loves it, more than the leading brands.  He says, “Man, it really cuts the grease on the grill.”  My 20 year old, daughter, loves Mean Green, too.  She said that it really helped to clean up the stains on her work clothes.  “Just a couple of sprays, and in the wash, with a little Biz added, and pow, clean,” she said.

Mean Green is a great degreaser, and multi purpose cleaner.  Why would you buy anything else, once discovering Mean Green.  I gave a bottle to my Mother In Law, and her husband.  They used it on their car windows, and she said “streak free”.  My husband used it in the basement, where he’s remodeling, right now, and he said it really cleaned up the messes he’s made.

My mom, on the other hand, is using the Mean Green Wipes.  She loves them.  Says she did her windows, in the picture window.  She said that the windows came sparkling clean, and the Christmas Tree just sparkles.

There is an entire line of Mean Green products.  We currently are using the Multi purpose line, but we will be investing in all of the products available.  I have seen how well the Multi Purpose Cleaner works, so I can just imagine the other products work wonders, as well.

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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.

Home For The Holidays ~ Netflix

Posted on November 30, 2017 in Announcements Netflix


Time for some BRAND NEW magic from your friends at DreamWorks Animation Television with Home for the Holidays! Based on the popular Netflix original animated series, Home Adventures with Tip & Oh, the Home for the Holidays special finds Oh experiencing his very first Christmas on earth. Unfamiliar with any of these human traditions, Tip does her best to explain Christmas to Oh and they decide to bring the holiday magic to Boovsland. When the Boovs’ unfounded enthusiasm and outlandish interpretation of Christmas wreak havoc and threaten to ruin the holiday for everyone on Earth, Tip and Oh have to get help from some special new friends to save the Season!  Kelly Clarkson plays an animated version of herself and sings “Oh Holy Night” as well as “Christmas is a Feeling.” Ben Schwartz joins the merriment as an animated version of himself, singing “Eight Days of Latkes” spreading the joy of Hanukkah. Through unforgettable Christmas classics in addition to new holiday songs – Tip and Oh learn that what matters most during the holidays is the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when surrounded by your loved ones! DreamWorks Home for the Holidays is coming exclusively to Netflix this Friday, December 1st!!


Enchantails Mermaid Book Set Giveaway

Posted on November 30, 2017 in Giveaways

Mermaid Adventure Books

Review & Giveaway

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Holiday Contest and Sweeps

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Easter Babe’s Theory

Presents The:

Mermaid Adventure Books

Review & Giveaway

5 -Winners

Holiday Contest and Sweeps recently had the pleasure to review the amazing collection

of Mermaid Books from Enchantails. Each book will take your child on a adventure they

will enjoy more than once. Every little girl dreams of mermaids and these books will

expand their imagination even more. Reading is critical in the development of our children

who have become dependent upon their laptop’s, computers and other electronic devices

rather than picking up a book and reading it.

Winner must reside in the Continental United States and be 18+ years of age to be

eligible to win


Let’s Take A Look At Each Book:

Enchantails Mariana Realm: Tasi and The Danger of the DeepBook One

Smart, outgoing and artistic, Tasi is much more interested in hunting for treasures and creating art with her Sea Buddy.Copper,the tiger tail seahorse than she is being a Royal

Daughter .But the other merfolk in the Mariana Realm are builders and don’t understand.Tasi’s

talent.. A mermaid named Fan is determined to get Tasi in trouble before she can impress

her father ,the king.Tasi has a chance to prove her gift is more than a silly hobby when a

explosion of lava threatens the Castle.Will she be able to rally the help she needs in time to save

her family from the danger from the deep? Or will Fan succeed in making Tasi look like a fool in front of the entire kingdom?

Enchantails Grileglas Realm : Lucienne and the Leopard Boy Book 1

Lucienne is an adventurous mermaid often forgets she a Royal Daughter.She regularly gets

into trouble for her escapades She tries to relate to the other mermaids of the Grileglas Realm,

but doesn’t feel she fits in.One day she meets a boy named Leo, an outcast in the realm.Leo

belongs to a dangerous merpod of leopard boys who find adventure in seal racing.Lucienne

and Leo thinks their relationship is harmless until Lucienne Sea Buddy, a Gentoo Penguin

named Prince, becomes bait for the next seal race.It’s up to Lucienne to save Prince in time.

Will Leo honor their friendship and help Lucienne? Or will he side with the leopard boys

and allow both of them to become trapped.

  Enchantails Kumi Tai Realm: Kelani’s Secret Island Book 1



Kelani is kind, spirited royal mermaid who seeks out adventures on her secret

island. A deadly adventure interrupts her usual tranquil visits to her hideaway

with her Sea Buddy, Kelki an endangered Maui Dolphin. Uninvited guests discover

her lagoon and begin to destroy the island. Kelani makes an unlikely friendship, and

faces her greatest fear in the form of air-breathers (humans). Can Kelani save her island?

Can she keep her realm a secret? Or, will the air-breathers ruin her island and expose her


Click Here to visit the Enchantails Website for more amazing Mermaid Products

that every little girl would love to own.

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This giveaway is in no way associated, endorsed or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter

or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway will also be valid in the

Continental United States only. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This event

will come to and at 12:00 AM (EST) 12/15/2017

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PackagefromSanta.com is Amazing

Posted on November 29, 2017 in Announcements


Start a new and memorable tradition this Christmas with PackageFromSanta.com, the ONLY Santa memory service that does it ALL! Personalized LETTERS, PACKAGES, CALLS and VIDEOS from SANTA!

Do you want to see your children’s face light up in amazement when they get a personalized letter from Santa Claus? Of course you do! This not just a letter from Santa. It’s an amazing experience – it’s joy, memories, wonder and happiness in a box! You can choose a specific letter theme and then customize it yourself to include details that only Santa would know!

Every package also comes with a FREE personalized CALL and VIDEO FROM SANTA that can be scheduled any time. This techy part of the PackageFromSanta.com was unreal! So surprisingly well done and high-end and my kids LOVED it!

It’s such a joy to see my children continue to BELIEVE and PackageFromSanta.com really helped make the magic happen in my household this year! So grateful!

PFS has an A+ Rating with the BBB due to their unmatched high-touch customer service so you can be confident that you are making a wise purchase. They have real people on the phone ready to help answer questions. That’s unheard of these days! Such a nice touch.

Click here to see a video to learn more about this very special Santa memory service that will be a part of my family for years to come!

The Platinum Package ($69.95) comes in a red box includes:

Personalized Letter from Santa
BONUS! Personalized Video from Santa (retail $9.99)
BONUS! Personalized Phone Call from Santa to a cell phone OR land line! (retail $9.99)
Personalized Nice List Certificate
Autographed Santa Claus Photo
Autographed Rudolph Photo
Genuine North Pole Stamp
…and so much more!

It also comes with a 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Wow! They are THAT confident your child will LOVE it!

There are 3 different packages offered, so you can choose a price point that works with your budget. I will be reviewing the top of the line Platinum package ($69.95).

Order this holiday must-have for your child at https://www.packagefromsanta.comand save 25% OFF your order when you use FAMP17 at checkout.


Avengers Infinity War Preview

Posted on November 29, 2017 in Announcements clip Disney

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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR opens in theaters everywhere May 4th, 2018!


Great Stocking Stuffers Listed Below

Posted on November 28, 2017 in 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Reviews

We could always use ideas for Stocking Stuffers, so where better to get them, than here.  These are all great ideas.  I always liked when my mom would put a drink in our stocking, and a treat.  That way, when we were opening presents, we had something at our fingertips.  It was the perfect idea, that I carried on for my children.  And, I do stockings for 13 children/adults, so these will all be in our stockings!

I’m going to start with the great Sparkling Ice.  If you’ve never had Sparkling Ice, you are missing out.  There is a huge variety of flavors, and they are so inexpensive.  You can even buy them in a family pack, at Walmart.  This would make a great stocking treat, for any aged child/adult.

The Welch’s Fruit Rolls, oh my goodness.  These are delicious, and taste just like the leading brand.  They are fabulous.  You could open the box, and put one in each stocking, or two, depending on the size of your family.  My husband ate the entire box, the last time I bought them.  Yeah, he loves them, and so will your family.

The Carrington Farms Chia Seeds, go to my sister.  She loves Chia, so this is right up her alley.  They are also inexpensive, and would be a great stocking filler, towards the top.  Chia Seeds, from Carrington Farms, are completely 100% organic, and have some great benefits.  Take a look at their page.

One of my mother’s favorite products, Munk Pack.  This amazing oatmeal would make a fantastic filler for any stocking.  You can eat it right out of the fridge, or right out of the stocking.  You don’t need to refrigerate them, at all.  So, to throw one in each stocking, and to have a great, and healthy, breakfast, while opening presents would be a great morning for mom, or dad.

If a family member doesn’t like the Sparkling taste, there’s always Aqua Ball.  This flavored water is fantastic.  My 20 year old has loved it for years, and still loves it.  She sucks it down, when we buy it.  We’ve bought Aqua Ball at Sam’s Club, and gotten a good amount of bottles.  This would be fabulous for any stocking.

Brooklyn Crafted is my favorite stocking stuffer, though.  It’s a great Ginger Ale/Ginger Beer, and after all the junk (cookies, cakes, candy) that I eat, leading up to Christmas, this helps to settle my stomach.  SO, I know what I’m putting in my stocking.

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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.


The Merry Kid-oliday Giveaway! $244 in Prizes!

Posted on November 27, 2017 in Giveaways

Sponsored By:
PlaSmart, I See Me!, Handpainting – Fine Art Prints,
Farm Hoppers, The Pencil Grip, and Ailihen

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Co-Hosted By: FROG Reviews and Ramblings, MomLovePassion,
Homeschool Insights,
Time Mom
, Green Grandma, and It’s Free At Last

1 Lucky Winner Will Receive:

$244 worth of goodies!


PlasmaCarin winner’s choice of
in-stock color! $69.99 RV!

I See Me!

My Very Own Christmas Personalized Gift
! $44.99 RV!

Handpainting – Fine Art Prints

Winner’s choice of any four, 8×10
Pick out a set of 4 prints, or mix and match!
$54 RV!

Farm Hoppers

Winner’s choice of in-stock Farm Hopper! $29.89 RV!

The Pencil

A 24 pack of Thin Stix! $24.99 RV!


HD850 Volume Limiting
with SharePort and Microphone! Winner’s choice of in-stock
color! $19.98 RV!
Open To US entrants and must be 18+ to enter

Giveaway Dates ~ 11/27 9:00 AM EST through 12/14 11:59PM


Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held
responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize
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before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate
in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy
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The Glass Castle is a Fantastic Movie

Posted on November 26, 2017 in 2017 Holiday Gift Guide clip Movies

We watched The Glass Castle the other day, and it was fantastic.  I really like Woody Harrelson, and adore Naomi Watts, so this was a no brainer, for me, to watch.  And Brie Larson played an exceptional role.  Even my 20 year old, daughter, got into watching it.  She said she will have to read the book next.  She always loves to compare the book to the movie.


An all-star cast shines in this inspiring film based on THE NEW YORK TIMES best-selling memoir. Jeannette (Oscar® winner Brie Larson) had a poor but wildly adventurous childhood, raised by her free-spirited father (Oscar® nominee Woody Harrelson) and her mother (Oscar® nominee Naomi Watts), an eccentric artist. But when her father’s behavior become erratic, Jeannette must find the courage to live on her own terms in this uplifting story of unconditional love.

The story line is super.  You will really enjoy this movie.  And, it’s a Real Life Drama.

* 9 Deleted Scenes
* The Glass Castle: Memoir to Movie
* A Conversation with Jeannette Walls
* Making of “Summer Storm” by Joel P West
* Scoring The Glass Castle

Connect with The Glass Castle:

Facebook: facebook.com/GlassCastleFilm/
Twitter: @GlassCastleFilm
Instagram: @glasscastlefilm

Shop:  The Glass Castle on Blu Ray


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.


I Live For Canvas On Demand!

Posted on November 26, 2017 in 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Reviews

Canvas On Demand is a great company to order your Custom Canvas Prints from.  I received mine the other day, and I must say I am most pleased.  My 20 year old, daughter, and 6 year old, son, look fabulous.  The picture turned out better than I had hoped, on the enlarged Canvas.

You can even get Canvas to color.  I forgot to order mine, but I’m sure it would’ve been great.  I love Canvas On Demand, and know how well our Canvas Picture turned out.  I’ve never been more pleased with a canvas photo.  The pixels are perfect, the backing is wonderful, and the canvas is superb!  I want to keep it, but I actually had it made for my mom, whose birthday is Christmas Eve.

Whether you need one picture, or multiples, I would definitely suggest Canvas On Demand.  The photo is so clear, and the colors are so bold.  I love it.  My kids both wore red, that’s why I say the colors are bold.  They turned out just as I had hoped.

About Canvas On Demand:

Do You Wonder What You’re Doing Here?

Why do website visitors go to an “about us” page? That’s the question we asked a group of Canvas On Demand guests recently. And from their responses, we determined that such website visitors fall into three different groups: 1) customers, 2) potential business partners, and 3) competitors.

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.


Interview With Jack Varney

Posted on November 25, 2017 in Announcements

How did you get involved in the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society?

I am a former Marketing/Communications Executive with several Fortune 500
companies. I took early retirement to focus on hobbies and traveling. For
the past ten years I have provided my many years of Marketing expertise to
help Anime Conventions grow their base and overall business. I connected
with the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society nearly 3 years ago to help the
Board of Directors ensure long-term growth, stability and regional
exposure. Basically, to help organization remain both competitive and
financially sound. The end goal is to ensure the thousands of local and
regional anime fans have a continued, reliable source of cultural and
educational entertainment for many years to come.

How long have you been interested in Japanese Culture?

For decades.

What lead you to become so interested in Japanese Culture?

In my world travels the Japanese culture is both fascinating and beautiful.
It’s my favorite country to visit. The people place an emphasis on a
cultural heritage built on politeness based on a strong sense of family.
Not to mention the geography is simply breathtaking. From the mountains, to
the ocean, to the metropolis of Tokyo, it’s beauty is visually stunning.

Who is your favorite Voice Actor or Japanese Band member you’ve met?

Unfortunately, there are so many talented individuals in this category it
would be difficult to narrow down to just a few. I do know that the people
I have met who do voice acting for a living are extremely dedicated and
proud of their skills and performances (on and off the screen). As far as
bands, I do enjoy listening to “Dreams Come True”. They are a Japanese new
wave/rhythm and blues band who have been performing worldwide for nearly 30

Have you ever visited Japan?

Yes. Several times.


How did you become the lead PR for these events?

I volunteered my services and expertise. The Board of Directors are great
people who place the emphasis on the “convention experience” and attendee
satisfaction. Being a part of the senior leadership team was a natural fit.

What all goes into being in charge of an event as big as Tekko?

The answer to this question is extremely complex. First and foremost you
are working with an all-volunteer organization.
The best way I can honestly summarize it is focused leadership, dedicated*
teamwork* and flawless execution.
We have nearly 300 volunteers for Tekko alone spread across more than 10+
department. The Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society is like a large family.
We sometimes disagree, but always have each other’s backs. Again, the goal
is to make sure the attendees have a fun time, develop new friends and
relationships and make new memories for years to come.


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