Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Penguins of Madagascar Bluray #Giveaway & #FREE Activity Sheets


 “Hilarious! A zany blast the entire family will enjoy.
Nothing but non-stop fun and laughter!" – Shawn
Edwards, FOX-TV 
Perfect for Easter Gift Baskets, the Blu-ray™ and DVD Come With Two Hopping Penguin Toys Available for a Limited Time
They’re cute...they’re cuddly...they’re back!  From the creators of MADAGASCAR comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds!  In DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world.  It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love!  Introduce the Penguin family to your family on March 17 when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

And for a limited time, get 2 hopping Penguin toys only with the DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Easter DVD and Blu-ray™ pack on March 17 making it the perfect gift for Easter baskets.

 PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR is “a fun, smartly conceived film that will appeal to all movie-goers,” proclaims Bill Bregoli of CBS Radio. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the film received an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A-” CinemaScore® and certified fresh on RottenTomatoes.com.

Directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR features the voice talents of John Malkovich (“Crossbones” Red 2), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), and Ken Jeong (The Hangover), joining Tom McGrath, Chris Miller and Christopher Knights, who are reprising their roles as the Penguins from the beloved Madagascar franchise.

The Blu-ray™ and DVD feature hours of bonus materials that uncover the covert operations of the PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR including several exclusive featurettes, a deleted scene, a music video by Pitbull, a dance tutorial by tWitch, and more.

Free Activity Sheets 

The Giveaway

One lucky winner is going to receive a copy of the Penguins of Madagascar! To enter just fill out the giveaway tools form below. Open to the US only. Giveaway will end 2/18/15. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to Fox Home Entertainment for offering this fantastic prize.

DVD Review: The Story of Women & Art

Too often in the annals of art, women have been on the canvas-but not behind the brush. Confronted by society's daunting restrictions, they have struggled to obtain training, commissions, and critical acclaim. But some enterprising women have defied the odds to produce great works of art and become innovators in their fields. This riveting three-part documentary highlights women's artistic achievements, rescuing them from the shadows of history.

Professor Amanda Vickery escorts us on an unprecedented tour through four centuries of Western art. She journeys from Renaissance Italy to the French Revolution and beyond, covering everything from Dutch genre paintings to French impressionism and American modern art. Along the way, she acquaints us with extraordinary artists including Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, Angelica Kauffmann, √Člisabeth Vig√©e-Lebrun, Berthe Morisot, Georgia O'Keeffe, and many more. From the paintings we see in museums to the clothes we wear and the way we decorate our homes, their influence still resonates all around us.

My Thoughts

It's wonderful to finally have a documentary that focuses on the contributions that women have made to the world of art. In this series,  you'll get to see the art and learn about the lives of these amazing women.This DVD includes three episodes that introduce you to some of the most influential  female artists throughout history. It moves chronologically through time, starting in the 16 hundreds and coming up through the 20th century.

Disc 1- 16-17 Century - Travel from Italy to the Dutch Republic during a time period when the church influenced much of the artist's work. You'll meet Properzia de Rossi, the first female to carve with marble. You'll also be introduced to Sofonisba Anguissola who painted portraits, and Clara Peeters who worked with still-scenes along with a few other outstanding women.

Disc 2- This one is set in the 18th century with the primary focus on  artists in Britain and France.  It was difficult for women to find paid work during this time period and a few brave souls set out to change that. One of my favorite features on this disc was the bit about Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun, who often painted Marie Antoinette. She is only one of many fantastic women introduced in this episode.

Disc 3 - In the 19th and 20th century, a lot of art is influenced by the women's movement. In this show you'll meet Lady Elizabeth Butler, a woman who stepped bravely into the world of war art, Gertrude Jekyll who is renown for her landscaping, and many more amazing artists who have led us into the modern age of art.

This DVD set is simply fantastic, and a must watch for any art lover or women's libber. It's not only an interesting look at history, but also provides stunning visuals of the artwork these women created. If you'd like to grab a copy of this amazing documentary for yourself, its available online at Acorn Media and on Amazon. 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide - Bazooka Juicy Drop Gummies


The fan favorite Juicy Drop brand has just expanded to include Juicy Drop Gummies, a confectionery innovation that lets fans control their flavor experience.  The product combines delicious sour-sanded gummies with the signature Juicy Drop sour gel pen. Using a special “drop zone” on the gummy, consumers combine the two for an amazing taste experience.      

The new Juicy Drop Gummies will challenge taste buds with an exciting line-up of deliciously sour flavors including Knock-Out Punch, Blue Rebel, Apple Attack and Watermelon Blast.

 My Thoughts

Juicy Drops are a fun treat that kids will love to receive this Valentine's Day. They come in four sour flavors including Knock-Out Punch, Blue Rebel, Apple Attack and Watermelon Blast. Each one will have you twisting your face in delight. The package comes with a juicy drop pen that is loaded with extra sour gel. The gummies have a cavity that you can fill up with as little or as much gel as you like. The result is a combination of sweet and sour that kids of all ages will enjoy.

From three to thirteen, all my children loved the Juicy Drop Gummies. Our one quibble is that there aren't as many gummies in the package as we would've liked, and you wind up with a lot of left over gel. Of course, my children found a way to utilize the excess. Overall, we really enjoyed them and will definitely be looking for them in stores.

If you'd like to learn more about Juicy Drop Gummies and the full line of Bazooka Candy, be sure to visit their Candymania website. They have tons of ways to make your Valentine's Day sweet.

Get Professional Results at Home With Vidal Sassoon Salonist!

Vidal Sassoon presents NEW Vidal Sassoon Salonist™ - a revolutionary at-home hair colour system that is inspired by Sassoon’s colour artistry and gives women the tools and techniques that will elevate their home hair colour to an art form.  By incorporating an exclusive two-step technique that treats roots and lengths separately, women can now master the art of rich colour with depth and tones.

In salons, colourists know that an essential component of great hair colour is to treat the roots and the lengths of hair separately because new hair growth and previously coloured hair absorb colour differently. This proven salon technique is the foundation for rich hair colour, full of depth and tones.

The colour formula in NEW Vidal Sassoon Salonist™ has been specifically created to give the perfect consistency for use with a brush and bowl – just as they do in the salon – so women can achieve a precise application at the roots. The exclusive two-step technique uses the science of rheology and an exclusive Vidal Sassoon Serum to change the hair colour formula into an easy to apply glaze, after the treatment of the roots, for a completely tailored colour performance. The result is hair colour full of dazzling depth and tones which is blended seamlessly from root to tip.   

Inspired by Salon Techniques:

With NEW Vidal Sassoon Salonist™ Colour, women are able to master the art of dramatic colour at home:

Step 1: BRUSH ROOTS: Using the professional brush included, brush the roots with Vidal Sassoon colour mixture

Step 2: BLEND LENGTHS: Add the Vidal Sassoon Serum to the mix and smooth through lengths


NEW Vidal Sassoon Salonist™ comes in 24 shades from classic golden blondes and rich, natural looking browns, to intense, fashionable reds.

Vidal Sassoon Salonist™ Permanent At-Home Colour will be available at retail stores in January 2015 priced at $13.99. For further information please visit www.VidalSassoon.com  

Connect with Vidal Sassoon

Face Book      Twitter     You Tube 

My Thoughts

For the most part, I prefer a natural look, but that does not include going gray. With forty inching ever closer, and those pesky gray strands sneaking in more and more each day, dying my hair was no longer an option, but a necessity.  However, with four kids and a hectic lifestyle, I don't have hours to sit in a salon getting my hair done. I have to dye it myself at home. I've been doing this for the last five years, but never have a gotten the salon quality results I experienced with Vidal Sassoon Salonist. This set is easy to use, affordable, and  will have leave you feeling beautiful. But, let's start at the beginning. This was my hair before I got stated:

You can see there were some serious gray roots. One of the benefits of Vidal Sassoon Salonist is that it treats both the roots and the length separately.  Once you blend your components, you use the brush to apply it to the roots.

Next, the serum is applied to the length. One of the things I noticed right away, is that this dye didn't have as pungent an odor as some other dyes I've tried. You can still smell the chemicals, but it's not as overpowering. Once applied, I left this on for about twenty minutes. Here is how it turned out.

As you can see, the Vidal Sassoon Salonist not only covered the gray, it added beautiful tone and depth to my hair, leaving it healthy and bright, but with a natural look. I am thrilled with the results, as well as the ease with which it was accomplished. My hair hasn't looked this good since before I started dying it! You can be sure I'll be sticking with Vidal Sassoon Salonist from this point on. 


Book Spotlight & #Giveaway - White Night by Kathi Haacke Morehead

white night tour banner
Joanna Anderson Campbell lived the perfect life ... loving daughter and sister, loyal friend, faithful wife, and devoted mother. She was happy and content. What more could she have asked for? Life could not have been better. At least ... that's what she believed. Until she died. Can death teach the most valuable lessons about life? Jo Campbell is about to find out.

White Night BookCover cropped

Autographed Copy: http://www.kathimorehead.com/ Buy on Amazon (Paperback) | Kindle
    About the author: Kathi - White Night Author PicKathi Haacke Morehead makes her fiction debut with WHITE NIGHT. She is the author of HEART BLEED: Letting go and stanching the flow, and THE BEST FROM THE CHEAP SEATS. She has also written numerous articles for Mind Body Green, and Boomeon. She also blogs daily at A View From the Cheap Seats Today. Kathi lives in Brunswick with her husband Dave and their four finicky felines. Her motto is "love and laugh!"        

Facebook | Twitter | Website | Blog | YouTube | Literary Addicts

Follow the tour here

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Loot Crate #Giveaway

January's REWIND Loot Crate Giveaway!

Sponsored By: Loot Crate
Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy
Co-Hosted By:
PLUS a Big Thank You To All Of The Other Amazing Blogs Helping To Promote!

LootCrate REWINDNow You're Looting With Power!

With the start of 2015 upon us Loot Crate wanted the first crate of the new year to celebrate the geek and gaming icons of the past. Join them as they REWIND and give you EXCLUSIVE items from Star Wars & Voltron!They are also bringing you some epic geek apparel, including an exclusive & licensed shirt, so you can kick off the new year in style! Finally get ready to decorate your desk with an awesome retro gaming-inspired mashup figure!
Follow Loot Crate On:
1 LUCKY Winner will receive the January "REWIND" LootCrate!
So are you feeling lucky today? Are you ready to try and win this REWIND LootCrate for yourself or someone special? Enter Today! Good Luck!
Open to US Only and must be 18+ To Enter
Giveaway Dates: 1/27 12PM EST until 2/6 12PM EST
This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook,
Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only
in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.
This giveaway will end at 12:00 PM (EST) on 2/06/15.

And Now The Giveaway!!!

Good Luck!

Gorton's Realistic Resolutions #Giveaway

Gorton's Giveaway

Welcome to the Gorton’s Realistic Resolution Giveaway

Sponsored by: Gorton’s
Hosted by: Pink Ninja Blogger
Gorton’s has partnered with Pink Ninja Blogger and a group of awesome bloggers to bring you an awesome giveaway!
Did you know that Gorton’s now offers Grilled and Baked products? Gorton’s encourages you to start the New Year off with savings (coupon in the original post), variety, and a natural source of lean protein. To learn more, check out Pink Ninja Blogger’s post by clicking HERE.


ONE lucky reader will win a Gorton’s Realistic Resolution prize pack ($75+ value) consisting of two (2) full-value product coupons, an insulated tote bag, The SparkPeople Cookbook, The Spark book, and The SparkPeople 28 Day Boot Camp Workout DVD.
This giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years or older.
The giveaway will run Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM EST to Friday, February 7, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST
Enter using the easy Giveaway Tools below.
Good luck!
Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to US 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Giveaway Tools) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, or Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.