Thursday, October 30, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide - Tickety Toc Christmas Present Time DVD #Giveaway



Preschoolers and families nationwide are in store for the most “tick tocktastic” season yet when “Christmas Present Time,” the latest title in the hit Tickety Toc DVD series from Anchor Bay Entertainment, lands under the tree! The special compilation of five funny and festive episodes, featuring all the winter-themed fun and holiday hijinks from the popular Nick Jr.® TV show, will debut on DVD on October 14, 2014.

Synopsis:
In “Christmas Present Time” (SRP: $14.98), it’s Christmas time in Tickety Town and Tommy and Tallulah are determined to make every merry second count! This all-new collection of seasonal adventures – including the Christmas Present Time extended special – brings viewers along as the twins find a new way to make snow, build a giant igloo, roll the biggest snowball ever and even help Santa fix his sleigh in time for Christmas Eve. But when their zany escapades get out of hand, the twins look to their friends, McCoggins, Pufferty, Madame Au Lait and Tooteroo, to help them make things right!

Episodes include:
·         Christmas Present Time
·         Winter Time
·         Snow Time
·         Igloo Time
·         Leaf Sweeping Time

DVD Bonus Features:
·         Coloring Pages





The all-new “Christmas Present Time” DVD is the gift that keeps on giving for young fans; families who purchase the new title can receive a free Tickety Toc book, “Welcome to Tickety Town,” from Scholastic! And to help spread even more Tickety Toc cheer this season, Anchor Bay Entertainment is partnering with Pik-Nik for a delicious national cross-promotion. Beginning in October, more than 100,000 Pik-Nik French Fried Onion canisters will include an on-pack call-out promoting “Christmas Present Time” and a special mail-in-rebate offer.

Tickety Toc follows the everyday adventures of 6-year-old twins, Tommy and Tallulah. Traveling through the special Tickety Toc clock, where the twins live, audiences enter a CGI world of eclectic characters as they tag along on exciting escapades filled with slapstick surprises. Tommy and Tallulah’s strong “can do” spirit often produces an unanticipated outcome, but their individual approach to sticky situations and joint resourcefulness always shine through and save the day! Through the twins’ madcap adventures, Tickety Toc explores teamwork, social responsibility and problem solving – important concepts for preschoolers as they learn and grow. Tickety Toc has quickly become a top performing afternoon show on Nick Jr. (Nielsen) and has been picked up for a second season.






The Giveaway 

One lucky winner is going to receive a copy of the Tickety Toc Christmas Present Time DVD.  To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway will end on 11/21/14. If you have already won this title on another blog, you are not eligible to enter or win. Open to the US only. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to the sponsor for offering this fantastic prize.



Orkin "Mouse in a House" Game & #Giveaway #MouseInAHouse




Fall has arrived, and cooler weather has come with it. Whether or not you know it, your warm house is an open invitation to unwanted guests looking for a cozy winter vacation: rodents. Each fall, rodents migrate from their outdoor “summer home” to the warmth, food and shelter of their “winter timeshare” – your house!

Being human has its perks, like having a cozy house to enjoy during the winter, but imagine having to survive as a mouse? Try your luck by playing “Mouse in a House” – a choose-your-own-adventure game that puts you in the shoes of a rodent looking to survive the upcoming harsh winter season – try your best to stay alive and see how long you last!

Orkin uses the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your home. To learn more about pest control grounded in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call 1-800-800-ORKIN®.

Orkin Pest Control Facebook Page: facebook.com/OrkinPestControl

Ask The Orkin Man® Twitter Page: twitter.com/AskTheOrkinMan
Orkin YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OrkinVideo 
 
 Why you will LOVE Orkin’s #MouseInAHouse Blog App:
• Play the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure #MouseInAHouse Game to test your survival skills and see if you can survive the winter. 



The Giveaway

One lucky winner is going to receive an official Orkin #MouseInAHouse Cozy Fleece Winter Blankets (4'x6'). To enter, fill out the giveaway tools form below.Each household is only eligible to win Two (2) Orkin #MouseInAHouse Cozy Fleece Winter Blankets via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Giveaway ends 11/17/14 and is open to the US only.




DVD Review: Murdoch Mysteries Season 7






Murdoch Mysteries, Season 7 (DVD/Blu-ray Debut) - “If you haven’t seen it, you must.” (Globe & Mail) - The hit Canadian mystery featuring forensic sleuthing in the age of invention is back for a seventh installment. Deftly written with plenty of period charm, this critically acclaimed mystery series centers on the brilliant detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye), a pioneer of crime-solving technologies in Victorian Toronto. Based on novels by Maureen Jennings, Murdoch Mysteries airs on the CBC in Canada and recently began airing in the U.S. as The Artful Detective on Ovation. The DVD and Blu-ray 5-disc sets include 18 episodes and nearly two hours of bonus featurettes. Season 7 made its U.S. premiere on Acorn TV.

My Thoughts

I think this is one of my favorite crime based shows. I love period drama, and I love learning about criminal investigations. This show combines both in a late 1890 - early 1900 setting. You'll learn how forensics experts solved the cases before they had the help of computers.  The cast of characters are funny, interesting, and diverse. I especially love the female coroner who is making her way in a man's world. While the main characters are fictional, along they way they cross paths with some famous figures from history. This season includes 18 exciting episodes.

Episode 1: Murdoch Ahoy - Detective Murdoch and Chief Inspector Brackenreid are forced out to sea when when a threat on a new ship needs to be monitored.

Episode 2: Tour de Murdoch - Murdoch enters a bike race and one of his opponents ends up dead.


Episode 3: The Filmed Adventures of Detective William Murdoch - A man is murdered during a film and the director is so impressed with Murdoch he wants to make a movie about him.

Episode 4: Return of Sherlock Holmes - Murdoch joins forces with Sherlock Holmes to solve a murder.


Episode 5: Murdoch of the Living Dead - Murdoch suspect there is more to the story when a daughter takes the blame for her mother's murder.

Episode 6: Murdochophobia- A patient dies under odd circumstance while trying to cure their phobias and Murdoch faces a few fears of his own.

Episode 7: Loch Ness Murdoch - A purity pageant contestant turns up dead in the water. Is it a competitor or a sea monster?

Episode 8: Republic of Murdoch - Crabtree must return to his hometown of Newfoudland to find the answer to a murder.

Episode 9: A Midnight Train to Kingston - Murdoch and his team are stuck on a train with
James Gillies on his way to be executed.

Episode 10: Murdoch in Ragtime - A singer is found dead which leads Murdoch to a shady jazz club.

Episode 11: Journey to the Center of Toronto - Murdoch is baffled by a series of jewelry robbers because it appears the culprit tunneled in by hand.

Episode 12 Unfinished Business - A death bed confession doesn't add up and Murdoch decides to dig a little deeper.

Episode 13: The Murdoch Sting - The president of the bank goes missing along with this fiance.

Episode 14: Friday the 13th, 1901 - Julia and Emily are trying to enjoy a bachelorette party but one of the guests turns up dead.

Episode 15: The Spy Who Came Up to the Cold - Murdoch and the team try to figure out who attempted to assassinate the American president.

Episode 16: Kung Fu Crabtree - A Chinese official searching for rebels is murdered and Crabtree is put on the case.

Episode 17: Blast of Silence - Two influential men are found with noise-activated bombs strapped to their chests.

Episode 18: The Death of Dr. Ogden - A competitive puzzle solver is murdered and the real puzzle is figuring out who did it.

 This series is definitely a refreshing switch from the norm, and I'm looking forward to getting the other seasons. If you want to take the advantage of a full set of amazing old world  stories, than this is the box set for you. You can order Murdoch Mysteries Season 7 on both DVD and Blu-Ray on Acorn Media or amazon.




Holiday Gift Guide: Linge Ballet Slippers




It seems as though babies are on the move from day one. From wiggling, to crawling, to walking, their little feet just can’t keep still! With all that movement, they need a shoe that's cozy and secure, but moms also want something adorably stylish for their little one. With Linge Shoes new line of baby and kids’ flats, they get the best of both worlds.
Linge Shoes babies and kids’ ballet flats are the ideal footwear option for kids of all ages. The soft leather and stretchy ankle strap ensure a perfect, comfy fit for every little foot. These cozy shoes are the perfect companion for babies, toddlers, and children, from their first steps to their first day of school.
But wait! There's more. Linge Shoes originated as the must-have ballet flat for women, so moms can reap the benefits of a comfortable and stylish ballet flat too! Mommy & me shoes have never been so comfy or fashionable.
Our Thoughts
These are the cutest shoes my daughter had worn to date! They are made with quality material and I feel will withstand a lot of wear. There is an elastic tie to tighten around foot. I feel this isn't practical sure to the fact that no matter how I tied it, it continually comes undone. Also not even a full day of wear and I've already had one shoe lose its elastic.


These shoes are the perfect match to any outfit though. And they stay on very well. We tend to have issue with her pulling shoes off, not with these. I am super impressed with these affordable and adorable ballet slippers.

We have received several compliments on how adorable they are. And I am happy to tell anyone who is willing to listen where these adorable flats came from. Don't worry, they have slippers for us mom's too! All different colors, you and your little one can have matching ballet slippers! What better way to share special moments!

These make the perfect gift this holiday season, and are sure to be the talk of the holiday parties! Visit Linge's social media sites to stay connected!

Facebook
Twitter

Babt K'tan Review



The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier is an innovative soft cotton baby carrier that is an ideal blend of a sling, wrap and carrier, providing the positions and benefits of all three. There is no other carrier available like it. It is a ready-to-wear wrap that enables parents & caregivers to comfortably carry infants and toddlers (from birth to 3 years) in multiple positions.

There are many reasons why baby wearing is beneficial. Every baby loves to snuggle with their mother and this hands free way of putting a baby to sleep is a time saver. Not only can your hands be free to take care of other children, you can also cook if you must. Comfort your baby while taking care of your house and feeling that "guilt" that accompanies many parents who feel they aren't spending enough quality time with their little one.

It is also a great exerciser just like tummy time. It utilizes the same muscles while your baby is in the Baby K'Tan!


Our Thoughts


I have wanted a Baby K'Tan for quite a while and am so appreciative that I get the amazing opportunity to review this item. I have a few different types of carriers, but the Baby K'Tan is by far the most versatile and easiest!

There are two simple items that come with this wrap. The part that criss-crosses and then the piece you tie around baby and behind your back for additional support. It also folds up as a little carrier for your wrap. The material is very soft and breathable, it is a lot softer than another wrap that I have, it doesn't feel scratchy against my skin or my sons. He also doesn't get as hot in this.

The thing I love the most about the Baby K'Tan is the ease of putting it on. I'm not standing next to my car in the parking lot looking at a bunch of material and worrying about it dragging the ground as I try to wrap myself up in complicated maneuvers to fit my baby the way he likes. Also, you can use this wrap for many years, my kids grow small so this is going to last for forever.

My husband likes this wrap more than any others and I can tell he's inquisitive to try it out, he keeps asking if our son can forward face in this when he is bigger. You can position your baby/toddler in so many different positions with the K'Tan, it really is the most versatile wrap!

I have a lovely Denim color but there are many to choose from and they all look so cute! So far I have eaten at a restaurant, gone to a museum and done my regular grocery shopping with the Baby K'Tan!


You can also personalize your Baby K'Tan!

Great for Dad too!


Buy yours here and don't forget to check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Reviewed by Jackie

Lionsgate Horror Movie Giveaway and Blog App #LionsgateHorror




Relive the horror classic! THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT follows a trio of filmmakers on what should have been a simple walk in the woods, but quickly becomes an excursion into heart-stopping terror.

Or dive into a new horror experience - from the director of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT comes EXISTS, for five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway - a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road.

What’s a Halloween party without some creepy background visuals? Download the films and be prepped for this month’s creepy festivities.

#LionsgateHorror








Why you will LOVE The #LionsgateHorror Blog App:

• Scroll through all the GIFs from the films and be sure to watch each trailer to see which film would be a good creepy watch this season. 




The Giveaway
One lucky winner is going to receive an HD download code for The Blair Witch Project.  Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Digital Download code for The Blair Witch Project via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. To enter simply fill out the giveaway tools form below. Open to the US Only. Giveaway ends 11/12/14 at 12pm EST. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply before another winner is selected. 





Outdoor HD Wireless Network Cloud Camera






Filled with costumes, haunted houses, trick-or-treat fun, and loads of candy, Halloween marks a time of year for grownups and kids alike. As you get ready for this year’s scare-fest, D-Link offers some tips for tricking out your standard Halloween fare to help make your front porch spookier than ever with several smart home products – the D-Link HD Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-2330L), D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W110), and mydlink® Wi-Fi Motion Sensor (DCH-S150)

HD Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera
 
Outdoor surveillance during any season is helpful for keeping an eye on things, and with Halloween around the corner, neighborhood foot traffic and pranks can be at an all-time high. An outdoor camera like the D-Link HD Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera monitors the ghosts and goblins, candy thieves and seasonal pranksters, and helps you stay one step ahead of trick-or-treaters. Visit D-Link’s blog for steps on setting up a Pumpkin Camera (or Pum-Cam) on the front steps or watch the how-to video.




 D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

 Wi-Fi Motion Sensor

Our Thoughts

This device was extremely easy to setup. I used the WPS button on the camera and router and it connected on the first try. After that I downloaded the camera driver to my PC from D-Links support website. I installed the driver, detected the camera and setup the network credentials. Now I can simply access the camera using the IP address and log in that was created. You can also set it up to log in to "my dlink" website but for my application that wasn't needed. The included ethernet cable is only about 4 feet long and has a nice weatherproofing cap for it but you would need cat5 outlets or have it pretty close to your equipment to need it.

The camera is approximately 75 feet from my router going through one window and one wall. I was afraid it would be too far but I have a stable connection and clear picture. The camera has a very long power cable that unplugs from the camera so I was able to drill a tiny hole in the wall and fit the cable through the wall to an outlet close by.

Construction appears to be pretty durable. The camera is sealed up nice to protect it from the elements. The stand has 2 screws to secure it to a wall and the arm screws into the stand and crimps everything together to seal it up. My only concern during installation was putting it high enough so it couldn't be easily tampered with. It is white and pretty noticeable. However during the Halloween holiday, using the idea of having it hide in a pumpkin is brilliant and works very well.

The camera GUI has a ton of options from setting up the display, to audio, presets, sd card, etc... I have the camera setup to use a 3rd party software for my recordings and then updates it to a google drive account.

Overall this camera works great and will be very useful, not only for the holidays, but day by day as an excellent security camera.

Buy yours here and don't forget to check them out on Facebook, and Twitter !

Reviewed by Jackie