Sunday, December 31, 2017

Mr. Bubble #Giveawy


January 8th is National Bubble Bath Day. Mr. Bubble, the iconic bubble bath brand that’s been sharing joyous bubbles with kids and their parents for 55+ years, is offering a contest to support those who desperately need a relaxing bubble bath. From today through January 8th nominations will be accepted at bubblebathday.com where 10 winners will receive a year’s supply of Mr. Bubble. And for every nomination and for every use of the Mr. Bubble/National Bubble Bath Day photo frame with the hashtag #everybubblecounts Mr. Bubble will donate $1 (up to $10,000) to the Ronald McDonald House Charities-Upper Midwest.




We are thrilled to not only be involved in helping this great cause but to also give 1 lucky reader the chance to win a bottle of Mr. Bubble to enjoy a relaxing bubble bath! And don't forget, from today through January 8th nominations will be accepted at bubblebathday.com where 10 winners will receive a year’s supply of Mr. Bubble.




Could you or a loved one use a relaxing bubble bath? If your answer is an enthusiastic “yes,” then Mr. Bubble is ready to bubble to the rescue. The loveable bathtime friend of kids and parents everywhere is giving away bubble baths beginning on Dec. 30, 2017, and ending on National Bubble Bath Day on Jan. 8, 2018—10 winners will receive a year’s supply of the iconic bubble bath in the pink bottle.

To enter for a chance to win a year’s supply of Mr. Bubble, just visit bubblebathday.com to nominate yourself or a deserving friend. While you’re there, also learn how you can add the Mr. Bubble profile photo frame to your Facebook profile picture. Hashtagging your profile frame #everybubblecounts qualifies you to be one of 10 people randomly selected each day Dec. 30-Jan. 8 to win a bottle of bubble bath.
For every nomination made at bubblebathday.com and for every Facebook profile photo frame used with hashtag, Mr. Bubble will donate $1, up to $10,000, to Ronald McDonald House Charities Upper Midwest
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Mr. Bubble loves putting smiles on kids’ faces. And the families at Ronald McDonald House are among the most deserving of a little bubbly fun, especially when away from their homes this holiday. 

In addition to the potential $10,000 donation to RMHC-Upper Midwest, Mr. Bubble will deliver bubble-baths-in-a-box to additional RMHC chapters across the country on National Bubble Bath Day. 

“National Bubble Bath Day is Mr. Bubble’s special day. To make the most of it, we are extending the fun from a day to more than a week so as many people as possible can help us celebrate. That celebration culminates with sharing the joy of bubbles with those who need it the most – the families staying at Ronald McDonald House locations in cities across the country ,” said Michelle Hanson, director of marketing at The Village Company, parent company for the Mr. Bubble brand. 


About The Village Company
The Village Company (TVC) has a long and rich heritage in personal care products. Originally known as Minnetonka, Inc., TVC markets some of the country’s most endearing and enduring heritage brands including Mr. Bubble, the #1 bubble bath brand in children’s bath; Sesame StreetÒ Bath ProductsVillage Naturals Therapy™ and Village Naturals Aromatherapy bath products; Soft & DriÒ deodorant; DepÒ hair gels; and La BellaÒ hair and skincare products. The Village Company’s brands are widely distributed through leading retailers in the food, drug, mass and beauty channels. Visit thevillagecompany.com to learn more. 

About Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest
Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to provide a comfortable and caring home away from home that supports keeping families together and reduces stress during a child’s serious illness.  Based in Minneapolis, the organization operates four locations in the Twins Cities and serves more than 5,000 families each year.  Additional information can be found at www.rmhtwincities.org  


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Lugz KING XL #Giveaway

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Welcome to the Lugz KING XL Giveaway!


Prize: 1 winner will receive a pair of Lugz King XL shoes, winner picks size and color.
Beginning Date: 12/31/2017 1:00 am EST
Closing Date: 1/14/2018 7:00 pm EST


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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Lugz WOMEN'S MALLARD #Giveaway!

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Prize: 1 winner will receive a pair of Lugz WOMEN'S MALLARD  shoes, winner picks size and color.
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Closing Date: 1/14/2018 7:00 pm EST


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Friday, December 29, 2017

5 TIPS TO SURVIVE HOLIDAY HEARTBREAK



5 TIPS TO SURVIVE HOLIDAY HEARTBREAK

 

By Dr. Carolina Castaños, Ph.D. and Founder of MovingOn
One of the most painful experiences in life is the end of a relationship.  Most human beings experience the trauma of a breakup and rejection at some point in their lives.   Even those who marry their high school sweet heart most likely have felt the pain of rejection and the fear of losing loved one’s affection.
While the holidays are supposed to be a joyous time, people suffering from heartbreak experience a heightened sense of pain. After a break up, festive holiday celebrations leave people feeling more alone than ever.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people worldwide are affected by depression and as a result nearly 800,000 people commit.  The end of a relationship is unfortunately a top reason someone would take their own life.    
Holidays are an especially tricky time after a break up because we feel even more alone, betrayed, and devastated.  Our significant other is that one special person with whom we share our lives, experiences, and moments.  Good and bad moments.  It does not matter when the breakup occurred because lingering and unprocessed emotions often resurface.
After nearly two decades treating patients and three years developing MovingOn, I can unfortunately report that there is no magic cure or one-size-fits-all approach. What is conclusive is that those who proactively seek help, knowledge and the tools to cope with loss, will have a higher chance of experiencing joy and happiness. 
Here are 5 tips to survive holiday heartbreak:
1. Debunk Your Critical Inner Voice and Love YourselfOne of the hardest aspects of a breakup is how we are left feeling about ourselves.  We question our self-worth, feel unimportant and that we are not enough.  Somehow, we may even feel ashamed or guilty as we feel we have failed.  We think about how we might have done differently to avoid being abandoned.  These self-critical thoughts can take over your life if you let them. To reverse this vicious cycle, it is critical to reconnect with your inner you. Do this by thinking of yourself in the following four ways:
  • Times when you were goofy and laughed with others.  Picture the smile of all those around you.
  • Times when you were soft and gentle with others and with yourself.
  • Times when you were loving, caring, generous.
  • Times when you offered a hand or a smile to someone.
By remembering those good times you will remember what you like about yourself.
2. Balance Isolation and Becoming a Social Butterfly:  If you are crying yourself to sleep is an indicator that you need social support.  A study by Brigham Young University researchers found that loneliness increases risk of death by 26%.  In fact, CEO of Mental Health America David Shern correctly told WebMD, “Lean on your support system if you’ve been depressed and during the holidays take time to get together.” At the same time, avoiding isolation does not mean that you need to attend a party every night of the week.  Honor your feelings, spend quality time high quality friends or family. Finding that happy medium is the key to success.
3. Attend to Your body and Pamper Yourself: While there is no magic bullet or secret potion, there are several actions one can take that have no downside, including:
  • Exercise: According to the Mayo Clinicresearch on depression, anxiety and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise help improve mood and reduce anxiety.
  • Diet: A study from the University of Delaware demonstrated the importance of a good diet in the reduction of depression.  During tough times, make sure your body has the nutrients it needs.
  • Meditation: Studies show that 20 minutes of daily practice for at least eight weeks can ease anxiety and depression. 
  • Relaxation: Take care of yourself in a gentle and loving way. Pamper yourself with a hot bath, a spa day or with whatever makes you feel relaxed, calm and able to receive love from yourself. 
4. Count the People in the Room Who Love You: During the holiday party, instead of thinking about how everyone else is ‘happily’ married or blaming yourself for your plight in life, think about all the people that love you in that room and around the world. Think of moments when others have shown you love: the smile of your child, a friend, a teacher, a parent, a brother or sister. Take note of that love and all those special moments.
5. Recognize What You Need and Act: In the middle of despair, it is crucial that we learn to recognize our needs in a caring and gentle way.  As you connect with your beautiful self and your loved ones, see if you can recognize what you need at this moment.  Ask yourself these questions:
  • Do I need to talk with a professional?
  • Do I need to have a coffee with my best friend?
  • Do I need my parents or a sibling?
  • Do I need to put on sweat pants and rent a movie?
Try thinking about which option sounds best and go do it.  Treat yourself as you would your best friend. 
The holidays are the most difficult time of year for people suffering from a broken heart.  It is during this time that it is important to reconnect with the inner you, lean on those who love you, balance a healthy lifestyle and activity level and seek the help you need.  Most importantly, please know that you are not alone.  You are never alone. 
About Dr. Carolina Castaños
Dr. Carolina Castaños is an award-winning Marriage and Family Therapist with 17 years of experience and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is the Founder of  MovingOn, the first-ever interactive, on-demand, personalized program designed to help men and women struggling following break ups and divorces.
Dr. Castaños has extensive post-doctoral training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for working with couples (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Neuropsychology and Hypnosis. She is a member of the American Association from Marriage and Family Therapy, American Psychological Association, and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
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In ancient Britannia, the warrior who brought down the king stag was named the defender of the land.

Eartha’s brother Balen has been in love with Princess Galiene since they were children. Upon the death of the High King, the tribesmen of the realm vie for the throne, and with it, the hand of the fair princess.

Balen is desperate to win his lady, but a rival tribesman is equally determined to keep them apart.

With her brother, her dearest friend, and the country she loves all hanging in the balance, Eartha must do the unthinkable to ensure her brother’s victory in the stag hunt. Sometimes true love needs a helping hand...or some blood to be spilled.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Mountain Between Us



Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US. Described as “pure entertainment” (Pete Hammond, Deadline), the film arrives on Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD, DVD and VOD December 26. Based on the book by Charles Martin and starring Academy Award™/Golden Globes® winner Kate Winslet & Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba, this movie is a must-see survival drama during which “you’ll be on the edge of your seat” (Andrew Freund,DishNation). Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible.
 
Special features include exclusive deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, including, “The Wilds: Survival Stunts,” “Love and Survival: Creating Chemistry” and “Mountain Between Them: Shooting in Isolation.”
 
THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US is directed by Academy Award™ nominee Hany Abu-Asad with Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Jenno Topping and David Ready serving as producers.



My Thoughts


This was an amazing film from start to finish. Ben and Alex are both in a hurry to get home, but their plane has been grounded due to a storm. Alex decides to rent a private plane, and she invites Ben to join her after overhearing his dilemma.  Things go well at take off, but just as they are crossing some mountains, the pilot has a stroke. Soon their plane goes down, but luckily, Alex, Ben, and the pilot's dog survive with only minor injuries. But they are stuck at the top of a mountain in freezing weather, and no one knows where they are. After waiting a few days, they give up hope of being found, and set out to find their own way back to civilization.  Along the way, they battle wildlife, struggle to find food, and try to stay warm as they travel across the treacherous terrain. 

I thought this was a great movie. I found myself gasping and biting my nails a few times. Kate and  Idris were both amazing, and I hope they get nominated for an award. The wonderful lab was a great addition to the film, and you find yourself rooting for him as much as the humans. I've read a few reviews that claimed some of the scenes were unrealistic. I'm  no outdoors-man, so I can't attest to that one way or another, but I know the whole film was entertaining. I don't mind extending belief to the sake of entertainment. That's what movies are for! This one has action, drama, and even has a little romance.  I think this was a five-star film for both acting and special effects, and I plan on watching it again very soon!


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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

PBS Distribution to release "Caillou's Kitchen" on January 16




PBS Distribution announced the upcoming release of the new DVD CAILLOU’S KITCHEN!” featuring 16 fun-filled stories from the PBS KIDS series CAILLOU. Watch Caillou as he cooks up a surprise breakfast for Mom and Dad, helps Mom prepare a feast for guests, and creates a big gooey mess trying to make some cookies. Caillou also learns all about being on his best behavior when he goes to a fancy restaurant, plays dress-up with his babysitter Julie as they take turns being waiters, and lots more!
CAILLOU’S KITCHEN!” ($12.99 SRP) will be available on DVD beginning January 16, 2018 and has a run time of approximately 60 minutes.  Episodes of CAILLOU are also available for digital download.

Lovable four-year-old Caillou has a boundless imagination that makes every experience an opportunity for fun and play. By sharing in his incredible adventures, children can “make believe” along with Caillou and find new ways to understand and enjoy the world around them. Produced by DHX Media, CAILLOU is designed for preschoolers and airs on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

My Thoughts

I have four kids between the ages of  five and seventeen, and they have all grown up enjoying the antics of Caillou. This lovable character teaches us valuable life lessons in every episode. This DVD includes sixteen fantastic episodes. Each one centered around cooking and tasty food. The episodes include:

Caillou's Kitchen
Caillou Makes Cookies
Caillou's Surprise Breakfast
Caillou Tidies His Toys
Caillou Goes Shopping
All You Can Eat
Sunday Brunch
Recipe for Fun
Caillou Becomes a Waiter
I Scream for Ice Cream!
Caillou's Favorite Place
Caillou's Milk Run
Caillou's Coins
Caillou the Timekeeper
Olive Muddle
Glitter Glitch

My kids just loved this DVD and have already watched it several times. If you have a fan of Caillou in your household, this is a DVD you'll want to have in your library.


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Horseland: The Complete Series




Let's Go to Horseland!
It's a galloping good time as four friends and their talking horses ride together through the ups and downs of being a kid in an incredible place known as HORSELAND

Each amazing young rider has an equally amazing horse - and they come together to practice, compete, and learn from each other. But they will also confront an array of difficult situations that put their honesty, integrity, self-confidence, and sometimes friendship to the test. 

From grooming, feeding, and show-jumping to dedication, respect, and cooperation - HORSELAND is a stable full of life lessons and great friendships.
Episodes:
DISC 1
You Can't Judge A Girl By Her Limo
Win Some, Lose Some
Back In The Saddle Again
Cry Wolf
Fire, Fire Burning Bright
Fast Friends
Pepper's Pain
The Awful Truth
The Competition
The Can-Do Kid
The Best Loss
Boss Bailey
Bailey's New Friend

DISC 2
First Love
A True Gift
Molly & Chili
Wild Horses
Magic In The Moonlit Meadow
The Horse Whisperer
Mosey
The Big Parade
The Bluebird of Happiness
Riding In Style
International Sarah
Changing Spots
The Whispering Gallery

DISC 3
The Secret
Newbies
A New Development
New Pup In Town
A Horse Named River
The Last Drop
No News Is Good News
Talk, Talk
Oh, Baby
Heritage Day
The Princess
Added Weight
Sister, Sister
My Thoughts
Horseland was an adorable series that aired for only a few seasons back in the 80s. The series centered around a group of teens who love riding horses. They even live in a town called Horseland. They spend their days riding, jumping, and grooming their faithful friends. Of course, even equestrians run into a little drama from time to time. The group of friends spends each episode learning about the challenges of life as well as the challenges of caring for their horses. Each time they learn a valuable lesson, and their friendship grows.
My daughter loves horses, and she just adored this series. It was fun for me to watch it with her because it brought back so many memories from my own childhood. The charterers are endearing and the story lines always teach kids something important. Any child who loves horses is going to enjoy this classic series.