Friday, July 3, 2015

DVD Review : Teen Beach 2

Dive in and rock out with the hottest surf sequel under the sun! Now that summer ‘s over and school has begun, Brady (Ross Lynch) and Mack’s (Maia Mitchell) relationship seems headed for a wipe-out – until Lela, Tanner and the “Wet Side Story” kids show up! Dazzled by the novelty and variety of the modern world, Lela wants to stay, but the real world and the “reel” world just don’t mix. Can Mack and Brady find the magic to get the kids home and get their own romance back on track before it’s too late? Packed with electrifying song & dance numbers and hilarious fish-out-of-water wackiness, Teen Beach 2 is “wow-abunga” fun for everyone.

My Thoughts

My kids loved the first Teen Beach, so they were super excited to see the sequel was coming out. If you missed the first film, Brady and Mack were unwittingly pulled into a old sixties musical during a freak storm. In the sequel, the characters from the movie wind up in our world. 

 The new school year has put a strain on the main character's relationship because Mack is focused on her grades and Brady has a big secret.  In Wet Side Story, things aren't going so well either. Lela wants more than just a summer romance, and when she swims out into the water with her boyfriend following,  they wind up in our world. 

Lela is entranced with the real world, but when she and her boyfriend are constantly bursting into song, things start to get awkward for everyone.  So Mack and Brady have to try to figure out how to get them back into the film before the movie disappears completely.

This movie is tons of fun with lots of great songs and dance numbers.  The acting is a little over the top at times, but it fits the plot. I loved most of the movie, but the ending fell a little short for me. I don't want to give too much away, but the relationship between Mack & Brady took a turn I wasn't expecting and it was sort of disappointing. However, it's still a fun movie and a great choice for family movie night.

SwageU Bluetooth Headphone #Giveaway

Welcome to the SwageU Bluetooth Headphone Giveaway


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Prize Package: One SwageU Bluetooth Headphone from Rokitboost (color varies) Dates: The event runs through 7/9/15 11:59 PM EST Value: Retail on these is $59.99
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Win a $500 GC to Shoebuy!

ShoeBuy is running an Instagram contest throughout the month of July for a chance to win a $500 ShoeBuy Summer Shopping Spree. All you  need to do to enter is follow the ShoeBuy Instagram account, @shoebuydotcom!

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Available on DVD July 7, 2015

NEW YORK – May 21, 2015 – Everyone’s favorite Nick preschool stars are ready to party and play in this one-of-a-kind DVD collection, Nickelodeon Bunch of Play Dates. This three-disc collection is jam-packed with over seven hours of educational and musical fun. Viewers can explore their musical side with six song-and-dance filled episodes, take a trip out west for a rootin’ tootin’ good time, or explore their imaginations with six nursery rhyme and fairy tale-themed episodes. Featuring eighteen episodes from Dora the ExplorerTeam UmizoomiBubble GuppiesGo, Diego, Go!The Wonder Pets!Ni Hao, Kai-LanThe Fresh Beat Band, and Blue’s Room, this exciting collection is available at a hot, low price!  Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Nickelodeon Bunch of Play Dates will be available on DVD on July 7, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $19.99.

Nickelodeon Bunch of Play Dates includes the following:

  • Disc 1: Dance to the Music
    • Dora the Explorer – La Maestra de Musica            
    • Team Umizoomi – Butterfly Dance                       
    • Bubble Guppies – We Totally Rock                     
    • Go Diego Go! – The Iguana Sing-Along    
    • Wonder Pets – Save the Beetles/Fiddler Crab on the Roof              
    • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan – The Ants Dance          
    • Special Features:
      • Bubble Guppies: Sing-Along Music Videos              
      • Bubble Guppies: I Need to Rock!               
      • Bubble Guppies: Rock It!                           
  • Disc 2: Rootin’ Tootin’ Wild West
    • Bubble Guppies – The Cowgirl Parade                  
    • Team Umizoomi – Shooting Star!             
    • Dora the Explorer –Pinto, The Pony Express                   
    • The Fresh Beat Band – Hip Hop Hoedown            
    • Go, Diego, Go! – The Great Roadrunner Race                  
    • The Wonder Pets! – Save the Pony Express                      
    • The Wonder Pets! – Help the Groundhog!  
  • Disc 3: Once Upon A Rhyme
    • Bubble Guppies – Who's Gonna Play The Big Bad Wolf?             
    • Team Umizoomi – The Umi City Treasure Hunt               
    • The Fresh Beat Band – Royal Wedding                 
    • Dora the Explorer – Dora Saves The Three Little Piggies             
    • The Wonder Pets! – Help the Cow Jump Over the Moon/Save the Unicorn                       
    • Blue’s Room – Little Red Riding Blue                   
Nickelodeon Playdates Pack Fast Facts:
Street Date: July 7, 2015
Catalog: 59170878000 (USA); 59170879000 (CN)
Running Time: 420 Minutes
S.R.P. $19.99

#ad OAXIS Launches Smart Wellness Line on Pozible #Giveaway #MeetTheNewYou and #OAXISWellness

This post was created in partnership with eAccountable. All opinions are my own.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Made in America Jewelry for 4th of July

This post was created in partnership with eAccountable. All opinions are my own.

The 4th of July is a day to celebrate all the USA stands for. So while we are celebrating the red, white and blue, it’s important to me to highlight products that are made in America. I like to showcase the works of diverse American artisans, which helps fuel this country’s economy. 

According to ABC World News Tonight, there is a significant positive impact – both economic and social - of buying goods made in America. On the flipside, there is often a negative impact on third-world workers when Americans purchase goods made in those countries. In many cases, buying goods produced off-shore fuels extremely low wages, oppressive working conditions and even worse.
That’s why there is a renewed movement in the US to be conscientious in our buying decisions. Made in America has gained amazing support from those that create products in the US and shoppers – like you.

So, show your support for small US businesses. Have a positive impact and look fabulous doing so. Visible Interest is among those great businesses that also love to feature Made in America products. All of their jewelry is designed by American artists and craftsman. And their selection of modern jewelry pieces is gorgeous.
In fact, Visible Interest made ABC World New Tonight’s Made in America List both in 2013 and 2014.

To shop all their Made in USA modern jewelry, go to Shop By Category and select Made in USA in the dropdown menu, then search by type of jewelry including earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. Shop Now!