Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Get Ready for School with Thomas & Friends ~ DVD Giveaway

On Track To Learning In This All-New Back-To-School Release!
Available On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand
 July 10, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment 

Thomas and his engine friends are taking you right to the head of the class in the all-new, releaseThomas & Friends®: Schoolhouse Delivery, available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand July 10, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Get ready to learn about loyalty, friendship and fun with the engines on Sodor with special deliveries and new adventures on the tracks.

For over 65 years, the award-winning Thomas & Friends has taught timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation, inviting generations of children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. 


School’s in session and there are important lessons to be learned on the Island of Sodor. Diesel gets a hero’s welcome when he makes a Really Useful delivery to the schoolhouse. Percy gets a lesson in responsibility after he runs into trouble trying to be like the bigger engines! Henry gets trained in how to handle health and safety emergencies; while Hiro teaches Thomas about his happy homeland. Join the Steam Team for a bright journey to the Head of the Class!

Episodes include:
·                             “Diesel’s Special Delivery”
·                             “Being Percy”
·                             “Henry’s Health and Safety”
·                             “Happy Hiro”

·                             “Guess Who?” Puzzles

Thomas the Tank Engine™ was created by a father for his son over 65 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages.  The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Children embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. 

For the 11th consecutive year, Thomas & Friends® was the number one license in the preschool toys category in the United States, according to The NPD Group, Inc. Thomas & Friends also holds the #1 spot for overall top preschool property in the US, and it was a top 10 property in the entire toy industry for 2011.  The unrivaled popularity of the global brand continues with Thomas ranking as the top toy property in the UK for the past 12 years, and also holds the number one preschool toy license in theUKGermany and Australia.


Type:  TV on DVD
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5
Closed Captioned: English
Format: 4x3 Full Screen (1.33:1)
DVD Feature Running Time: 48 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital

In My Opinion:

Thomas the Train is a wonderful cartoon for kids. My daughter was never really into it, or so I thought. When we received this DVD in the mail, she flipped out! She just HAD to watch it right away! She has quite a collection of DVDs and I have to say, this is one of her most favorites. She absolutely loves Thomas and all his friends, and Sir Toppam Hat. I think this is an excellent movie for both boys and girls to watch as you are trying to prepare them for back to school!

You can win a copy of Thomas and Friends: Schoolhouse Delivery!!!

Giveaway Rules:
Giveaway ends 08/03
Open to US Residents only
For any questions please see Official Rules

Mirror Mirror Review


 Directed by visionary filmmaker Tarsem Singh (Immortals)
, MIRROR MIRROR is a visually-spectacular, fresh and funny 
retelling of the classic Snow White legend. This family comedy features a star-studded cast including Academy Award®-winner Julia Roberts as the evil Queen, breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White, Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the Prince, and Golden Globe® nominee Nathan Lane as the hapless bungling servant to the Queen. The film also stars Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) as the King and Mare Winningham (Brothers) as Baker Margaret and showcases the stunning costumes from Academy AwardĂ‚®-winning designer Eiko Ishioka (Dracula).

The Blu-ray includes sparkling extras including a behind-the-scenes featurette, a toe-tapping dance-along to the reworked Nina Hart song "I Believe in Love" performed by the film's Collins that plays over the end credits, interactive digital storybook, deleted scenes and much more.

MIRROR MIRROR tells the story of Snow White (Collins), a princess in exile and the evil Queen (Roberts) who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film is produced by Bernie Goldmann (300), Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) and Brett Ratner (Rush Hour franchise). MIRROR MIRROR'S screen story was written by Melisa Wallack, and the screenplay was written by Marc Klein and Jason Keller.

MIRROR MIRROR was theatrically released by Relativity Media and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD June 26 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

MIRROR MIRROR DVD Special Features: 

MIRROR MIRROR Blu-ray Special Features: All of the DVD Special Features, plus... 

• "I Believe in Love" Dance-along
• Mirror Mirror Interactive Storybook
• Deleted Scenes
    • "Alternate Opening"
    • "So You Are From Valencia?"
    • "I Need Meat"
    • "Snow White is Dead"
    • "Thank You For Coming"
• Digital Copy of the film

In My Opinion:

We really loved this movie! My daughter is not quite 5, and she is not one of those kids who will only watch Cartoons, so I knew she would at least give this a shot. She loves fairy tales and has the original Disney version of Snow White which she likes a lot. We watched this movie together and I have to say, it is the best family friendly non-animated movie that I have seen in a long time! My daughter is one of those kids who will literally watch a movie over and over and over (back to back with no break in between) so I am sure after about a week she will be able to recite every word!

If you are looking for a great family movie be sure to take a look at this one!!!

*Disclaimer*  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tumbleos ~ Review & Giveaway

My daughter is a level 2 gymnast and is about to start competing in meets this January. She LOVES gymnastics, and we love that she loves it. But, if you know anything about the sport, it is very demanding. She practices A LOT, and has to have leotards to practice in. Leotards can be extremely expensive, and lots of times the less expensive ones are not the best quality. When I came across Tumbleos I knew I had to contact them! 

Since my daughter is only 4, she of course likes the brightly colored and "girly" leos. I try to look for ones that are not too grown up looking, even though she is at competitive level, she is after all still a little girl. Tumbleos has anything you could possibly want! They have a selection of materials and styles, and you choose what you want and they custom make it for you! I have paid upwards of $50 for a plain colored practice leo. With tumbleos you can pick the style and colors you want for a GREAT price.

The leotard that I got for review was the heart top style, and the main part of the leotard is made of the multi-swirl fabric that my daughter loved. The top is grape mystique. Mystique is a very shimmery shiny type of fabric. It is very pretty! It also came with a matching scrunchie made of the swirl fabric!!!

Here is a video and some pictures of BR (my daughter) in her leo!!! (I wanted to get a pic of her in the gym, but parents aren't allowed at practice because they can't risk distractions!)


Here are some pictures of my super talented baby girl!! (Yes I am one proud Mama!)

Super cute leotard, right???!!!! My daughter loves it! It fits her very well (no wedgies with this one LOL) and she loves the bright colors and matching scrunchie. I love it too. It is very well made, all the seams are strong and I don't worry that it will fall apart when I wash it. She has worn it to practice multiple times, and I have washed it after every time, and it still looks brand new. The material is still in perfect condition, and there are no spots that have been rubbed off from the beam or the bars, which I have seen happen on multiple leos. I would definitely recommend Tumbleos to any other gym mom. I give them a 10!

Guess what? Tumbleos is going to offer one lucky person the chance to win a custom made leotard of their very own!!!! If you know anyone in gymnastics, you know what an awesome offer this is!!!!

Giveaway Rules:
Giveaway Ends 7/31/2012
Open to US Residents only
For more questions please see Official Rules

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