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Gone too soon… Celebrate the life of Aaliyah on November 15, 2014 ($150 gift card giveaway ends 10/31/14)

 

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Life is full of surprises. You never know from one day to the next what might happen to you.

Throughout history many wonderful people, both famous and non-famous, had had their lives end tragically. It’s always a sad thing but I think it’s even sadder when it’s a young life so full of hope and promise.

Some people who come to mind are Paul Walker, Cory Monteith, Brittany Murphy, Cory Haim, Heath Ledger, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopez, John F. Kennedy Jr., River Phoenix and Chris Farley to name a few. Of course there have been many more. These are just a few that come to mind.

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Another life that tragically ended too soon was R&B artist Aaliyah. She was killed on August 25, 2001, when a small passenger plane carrying her and her video crew crashed after takeoff from Abaco Island in the Bahamas. She was only 22 years old.

Coming to Lifetime television on November 15, 2014 is much anticipated original movie Aaliyah, The Princess of R&B.

The two-hour movie, executively produced by Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams and staring the multi-talented actress and singer/songwriter Alexandra Shipp, follows the beautiful and talented performer’s inspirational journey.  From her debut on Star Search at the age of ten, the challenges she faced during her rise to become the Princess of R&B and the legacy she left behind, Aaliyah continues to be one of the most successful artists in the recording industry and was named Billboard’s tenth most famous R&B artists of the past 25 years.

Check out the film’s trailer.

 

I think they did a wonderful job casting Alexandra Shipp in the lead role of Aaliyah. She does bare a strong resemblance to the beautiful singer.

Alexandra has been seen in shows such as Days of Our Lives, Awkward, House of Anubis, Victorious and Switched at Birth.

Aaliyah had a promising career ahead of her. Aside from her successful music career, Aaliyah was also making a name for herself in the movie industry too, especially her role in the film Romeo Must Die opposite martial arts star Jet Li. She also won her second Grammy nomination and two MTV Music Video Awards for Best Female Video and Best Video From a Film for her hit single “Try Again” which was featured in the film.

If you would like to learn more about this film please visit the Lifetime website – Aaliyah, The Princess of R&B.

Will you be tuning in? I hope so. I’ll also be live tweeting during the movie in case anyone would like to tweet along with me using #AaliyahMovie. I’ll have more information about that soon.

Mark your calendars for November 15, 2014 to watch Aaliyah, The Princess of R&B at 8:00 PM (EST/PST). Please check with your local television provider for the channel.

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To get you excited about the film I have a special giveaway for a lucky reader. One lucky reader will win a $150 Visa gift card by sharing your favorite Aaliyah song and why you connect to it!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on October 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what your favorite Aaliyah song is and why you connect with it?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional. 

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*I will be compensated for my participation however the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Holiday Tablescapes and a $250 Gift Card Giveaway (ends 10/31/14)

 

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My family and I live in a teeny, tiny condo. I think it’s karma for something bad I did in another life or something. I NEED more space. Not just because we are tripping over each other in our home, but because I love to entertain and decorate for the holidays and seasons. It’s hard to do when you live in a “shoebox” and don’t have a yard. Oh the things I could do if we had a bigger home…

I always joke with family and friends that there is a Martha Stewart wannabe trapped inside of me. I have so many wonderful ideas I’d love to execute in our home but we simply don’t have the physical space to do them.

Take for example entertaining. I’m the type of person who would go all out making name cards for the place settings, play music in the background to create a mood, have a lot of candles lit and anything I can think of to make guests feel at home and like they are at a fancy restaurant.

My Pinterest account is chuck full of decorating and entertaining ideas. I want to do them all! Maybe some day I’ll be so lucky.

We don’t have a dining room. Well, we do but it’s the only area our family can eat so it’s more so an extension of the kitchen. We don’t have a beautiful dining room table but rather a rickety old kitchen table set that was handed down to us from our mother in law. Instead of a gorgeous, shiny, dining room set I have a set with the sheen faded off and cat scratched on all the legs of the chair. You make due with what you can, right?

I was asked to compete in a “tablescape” challenge from Corningware and Corelle. They asked me and other bloggers to create a beautiful tablescape and share it with our readers. They will also be picking the best tablescapes to be re-created in local Corningware, Corelle and More stores.

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CorningWare, Corelle and More outlet stores are the place to find everything you need to prep, cook, bake and display your handiwork this holiday season. The stores carry all your favorite brands including Corelle, CorningWare, Pyrex and Snapware.

I know I am not as talented as others, nor am I great at capturing photos, however it sounded like a fun idea. I was up for the challenge!

I was sent a gift card and asked to visit my local Corningware, Corelle and More store to pick up goodies for my tablescape. I was tempted to purchase Christmas items but I ended up going with a fall theme since it’s the fall here in the Northeast and it could be used for a fancy fall dinner, Halloween and Thanksgiving (although for Halloween I’d add some creepy accessories like spiders and severed fingers – LOL! Just kidding).

I had a vision in my mind. I went up and down the aisles of my local store to find just what I was looking for. I found some beautiful dishes with a fall leaf theme. In fact they had plenty of beautiful designs, but I wanted to keep it a “fall” theme. The next time I go back I am going to pick up a white embossed set that I also fell in love with. The other set would look great for a winter/Christmas tablescape.

I felt like a kid in a candy store. There were so many things I wanted to buy but I had to keep my tablescape a priority. If you happen to visit one of the stores be forewarned… you’ll want it all! LOL!

While I was there I picked up a few accent pieces too like a butter dish (we don’t have one) and some cute salt and pepper shakers. To complete the look I picked up some pieces I already owned.

This is what I came up with.

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I think it turned out pretty good.

I have some serving pieces too that I thought were great to serve a meal with. The bright and cheery colors remind me of fall. One of the pieces in the set (a turquoise piece) was in the fridge at the time I took this picture.

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The serving pieces, butter dish, roll dish and dishes are from Corningware and Corelle. The glasses, flatware and a few accent pieces were also from the Corningware, Corelle and More store.

The table cloth is upside down. I had purchased it BEFORE I picked up the dishes for my tablescape and it didn’t match so I flipped it upside down so it was white with faint images of leaves on it.

Someday when we finally have a dining room table I am going to play around with tablescapes until I can perfect it. Things like this make me happy. I am legitimately thrilled when it comes to doing things around my home to make it look nice and welcoming not only for guests but also my family. After all, family deserves nice things too.

If you would like to try your hand at a tablescape and would like to pick up new dishes, flatware and serving pieces, visit your local Corningware, Corelle and More store. To find a location near you visit http://www.shopworldkitchen.com/stores. You can also check them out on Facebook.

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Corningware, Correlle and More has generously offered to give a lucky reader a $250 gift card to Corningware, Corelle and More. PLEASE NOTE that the gift card will ONLY work in the Corningware, Corelle and More store. It will not work online. Please check the above link to make sure there is a location near you. 

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on October 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what kind of tablescape you would like to create OR why you would like to win this gift card?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional. 

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Kimberly

*I received a gift card to purchase items to create my tablescape. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Earth to Echo Movie Giveaway (ends 10/31/14)

 

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Coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on October 21, 2014 is the sci-fi family film Earth to Echo.

I did not see the film in the theater so I am looking forward to receiving a copy of the film to enjoy with my family.

This wonderful journey, “full of adventure, bravery, excitement, and friendship…has something for audiences of all ages” (Claudia Puig, USA Today). The “lively and likable” (Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times) tale is told through the eyes of Tuck, Munch and Alex, a trio of pals who make an out-of-this-world discovery. After receiving signals on their phones, they meet Echo, a small, but amazingly energetic, alien trying to make his way back to his home planet. As they race to help their new friend, the boys will discover that little Echo has touched their hearts in unexpected ways and changed their lives forever.

Here is a trailer for the film. PLEASE NOTE that the film is no longer in theaters.

 

It looks cute. I think it might be a modern day version of E.T. I think Echo is adorable too.

Here is an interesting article that gives you suggestions on how your family can have their own “Earthly Adventures”.

Earth to Echo is a tale told through the eyes of Tuck, Munch and Alex, a trio of pals who make an out-of-this-world discovery. The best friends venture out of their neighborhood to find the true meaning of friendship. After receiving signals on their phones, they meet Echo, a small, but amazingly energetic, alien trying to make his way back to his home planet. As they race to help their new friend, the boys will discover that little Echo has touched their hearts in unexpected ways and changed their lives forever. To prepare you for this adventurous, exciting and heart warming film, we have compiled a list of the best ways to spend time with your friends- outside and away from your cell phones!

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Pick Up Games

There is nothing like starting a sports pickup game with all your neighborhood friends. Between sitting in class all day and coming home to do homework, a quick game, whether it is hockey, baseball, basketball or soccer, will let you use up some of that energy you’ve been storing! Not only this, but this is an awesome way to make new friends.

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With your parents permission of course, take a cruise around the neighborhood with your friends! Also, make sure you wear a helmet. You can use your imagination and make fun adventures out of your journey!

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Hide N’ Seek

A neighborhood game of Hide N’ Seek is the ultimate outside activity. With permission from your parents, and of course, using the buddy system when it comes to hiding, Hide N’ Seek is sure to be an awesome time.

Backyard Campout

Ask your mom and dad to set up a backyard camp out for you and your friends! Start by setting up a tent and marking your territory with your sleeping bag! You can spend the night telling scary stories and eating S’mores!

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Chalk

The most underrated outside activity has to be chalk! It is so much fun to create fun pictures and even games with all your friends. You can play hopscotch or tic-tac-toe or use your imagination to draw wonderful pictures!

I agree about chalk. Chalk is A LOT of fun.

Growing up I was never home. I was always off on adventures with my cousins. I miss those days!

Look for Earth to Echo where ever movies are sold on October 21, 2014.

You can find the film on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram too.

Have you seen the film? What did you think about it?

I have a copy of the film I can give away to a lucky reader.  

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on October 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this giveaway.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional. 

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Kimberly

*I will be receiving a free copy of the film in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Help support Breast Cancer Awareness & Research with Harley-Davidson’s Pink Label Collection (giveaway ends 10/31/14)

 

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I think it’s wonderful that so many companies, brands and organizations make a point of helping Breast Cancer awareness and research this month by offering pink or pink ribbon products and other ways of raising funds.

Did you know that Breast Cancer affects men as well as women? My grandfather had Breast Cancer back in the 80’s and have to have is left breast removed. Breast Cancer might not be as common in men as it is women but please be aware that it can and does happen to men too.

Here are some sobering facts about Breast Cancer from BreastCancer.org.

  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • In 2014, an estimated 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 62,570 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
  • About 2,360 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2014. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
  • About 40,000 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2014 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989 — with larger decreases in women under 50. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.
  • A woman’s risk of breast cancer approximately doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. About 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it.
  • About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.
  • The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).

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I truly wish there was a cure for this horrible disease. I am grateful that there have been plenty of medical advances to help women with Breast Cancer but there is still so much research that needs to be done.

Harley-Davidson is one of the many brands to help find a way to raise funds for Breast Cancer research and awareness. They have a special collection called the Pink Label Collection of MotorClothes and apparel.

Since 2010 Harley-Davidson customers have helped to raise over a million dollars. The funds goes towards organizations that help support and empower women affect by Breast Cancer. Their motto is “You’re not alone, because we ride with you.

When you purchase apparel and accessories from the Pink Label Collection of MotorClothes you are helping to support women affected by Breast Cancer through the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the After Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Young Survival Coalition.

You can check out the available Pink Label products at H-D.com/PinkLabel. Some of the available products include a pink Harley-Davidson leather jacket (pictured above), boots, gloves, helmets and hoodies to name a few. They even have lovely jewelry available to help support Breast Cancer too.

Harley-Davidson has a lovely Pink Label Beaded Necklace that is part of the  Pink Label Collection of MotorClothes collection.

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This necklace would make a great gift for the Harley-Davidson fan in your life. It features the Harley-Davidson logo as well as beads engraved with an “H” and “D” for Harley-Davidson.

It has a “lobster claw” clasp which makes it easy to get on/off. I like that it’s adjustable too so you can add a bit of length to it if you need it.

The necklace retails for $60 on the Harley-Davidson site.

I have this necklace. It was sent to me to review. I’m going to be giving it to my co-worker. She’s a young girl who loves to ride motorcycles. She even goes to a track upstate (NY) on the weekends to ride motorcycles on a special race track. She’s also dealing with cancerous cysts in her ovaries. I realize it’s not Breast Cancer, but it’s cancer none the less and she does love motorcycles. I think she’ll really love this necklace.

If you would like to learn more about Harley-Davidson’s efforts to support those affected by breast cancer, visit Harley-davidson.com.

Harley-Davidson would like to give a lucky winner the same necklace I receive to review. Thank you H-D!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on October 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this giveaway.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional. 

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Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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What is it like to live and work in NY? Find out with #NYTough (giveaway ends 10/28/14)

 

Manhattan as seen from the Hudson River.

Manhattan as seen from the Hudson River.

I am a “country bumpkin” at heart. I would rather live in a place where deer and cows (or horses) roam freely in my yard rather than city buses and taxi cabs. But that is just me. I know plenty of people who couldn’t see themselves living anywhere other than a big city including one of the biggest cities of them all – New York City.

I think maybe if I was young an single I would enjoy living in the city for a few years, just to get the full New York City experience. New York City is a very exciting place. In fact my mom, before she passed away, talked about getting an apartment in the city so she could spend some time there since the kids were all grown. My mom loved to travel and experience new things. She once took a trip to China for a couple of weeks – by herself! She just decided one day she wanted to go to China and up and left for a couple of weeks.

Our son is looking forward to moving to New York City when he graduates fro high school. Sadly I don’t think he fully comprehends how expensive living in New York City is (he wants to move to Manhattan).

P&G Brands – Febreze, Head & Shoulders, Bounty, Dawn, Tide and Secret – have come together to showcase the struggles that many New Yorkers face on a daily basis and how tough they are to handle it all. The campaign is called #NYTough and it provides New Yorkers with a break from the challenges they deal with on a daily basis with brands that are tough enough to help them live and thrive in the “Big Apple”.

Manhattan as seen over the Hudson River on a helicopter.

Manhattan as seen over the Hudson River on a helicopter.

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Brooklyn Bridge under construction

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Queens, NY as seen from Roosevelt Island

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Manhattan (left), Roosevelt Island (right) and I believe that is Queens or the Bronx in the background.

The #NYTough campaign has a series of video interviews hosted by local comedian Michael Che. The videos highlight what is means to be “New York Tough” and invited New Yorkers to share their unique stories.

“I grew up on the lower east side of Manhattan and over the past thirty years, I’ve seen just how tough the city can be,” stated comedian Che. “I jumped at the chance to help share some comic relief with the community through the #NYTough campaign because comedy about New York has always been a part of my routine. It’s been a wild experience getting to interview such a diverse group of people, from taxi drivers and dog walkers to starving artists and retirees, about their own New York tough stories.”

New York City is such a diverse city. There are five boroughs and many different neighborhoods. My family grew up in Brooklyn (except me and my sister) and my husband’s family is from the Bronx. It’s amazing how in NYC you can turn the corner and find yourself in an entirely different neighborhood. We’ve heard so many stories about life in the big city.

My family visits the city often. I don’t know how people deal with all that traffic. Just a minor “fender bender” on the West Side Highway (or Harlem River Drive) can cause backups that go for miles and last for hours. Just the other day going into the city there was traffic on the West Side Highway – bumper to bumper – and we were at a complete standstill. For what should have taken 45 minutes to get to (location) took over an hour and a half – twice as much time.

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Random side walk vendor with a bubble machine.

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People EVERYWHERE in Times Square

Even the inner streets of Manhattan can be a driver’s worst nightmare. I don’t know how people navigate those streets. When you toss in people who refuse to obey the street signs (“jaywalkers”), double parked vehicles, truck deliveries and on-going construction – it’s insane!

The noise in some areas of the city can be so loud too. How do you sleep with all that noise going on around you? I go bonkers if there is a cricket in our home let alone listening to people talking, cars honking, sirens and other miscellaneous sounds.

If you don’t like crowds New York City is not the place for you. There are plenty of quiet neighborhoods but when you enter the more “touristy” parts of the city, or the business locations, you can barely move on the sidewalks because there are so many people.

You also have to be rich to live in the city, in my opinion. We once ate at a restaurant and ordered two cheeseburgers, one hamburger and a chef salad plus four sodas and it came to OVER $120! We eat at the same restaurant closer to where we live and would spend half that amount on the same meal.

A few weeks ago we were in the city and spent $12 on two hot dogs, $6 on two bottles of water and $8 on two pretzels. Yikes!

Don’t get e wrong. We love the city. It’s an amazing place. It’s a “one of a kind” place. To me there is no other city like New York City. It’s packed with so much culture, entertainment, education, history and so much more. Yeah, $4 for a pretzel might seem like a lot but when  you are strolling through beautiful Central Park while enjoying that pretzel the price doesn’t matter. Yes, the construction is a nusance, but when you see the end result you know why it was necessary. What the city did to rebuilt after 911 is amazing. We saw “ground zero” a couple of years after 911 and it was nothing but a giant hole in the ground. Now there are amazing buildings and a beautiful memorial and museum.

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Central Park.

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Only in New York will you see unique people like this in Central Park.

A guy offering free hugs in Times Square.

A guy offering free hugs in Times Square.

Take a trip to the “Top of the Rock” (the top of Rockefeller Center) and you’ll be in awe of just how beautiful this great big city is.

I want to give kudos to those who live and work in the city and for being so #NYTough. I also totally “get” why they call New York City home.

You can check out the first video in the series fro #NYTough here – “Man of the Streets” videos. Here is one of the videos for your entertainment.

 

I would also like to encourage readers to check out Buzzfeed for more interesting content – Buzzfeed.com/NYTough.

To see what others are saying about this unique campaign please check out the hashtag #NYTough on social media.

Do you live or work in New York City? Have you ever spent any time in any of New York City’s boroughs or neighborhoods? Feel free to share your experiences.

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911 Memorial Fountain

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Statue of Liberty as seen from the Hudson River.

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New York City as seen from the “Top of the Rock”.

I have a prize package to give to a lucky reader that contains products from the P&G brands participating in the #NYTough campaign. The prize package consists of;

  • One (1) Crest Complete Whitening with Scope
  • One (1) Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant
  • One (1) Bounty paper towels
  • One (1) Head & Shoulders Classic Clean Shampoo
  • One (1) Head & Shoulders Classic Clean Conditioner
  • One (1) Tide Pods
  • One (1) Febreze Heavy Duty
  • One (1) Dawn Platinum Power Clean

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on October 28, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this giveaway and/or if you have any stories you’d like to share about living and/or working in NYC (in case you live in the area).

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional. 

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Kimberly

*I received some free P&G products in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman DVD Giveaway & FREE Activity sheets and more! (ends 10/28/14)

 

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The fun family film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, is now available on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Digital HD and DVD.

Did you see the film in theaters? I didn’t but it looked really cute. Thankfully I have a copy of the film that I am planning on watching this weekend with my family.

Here is a little information about the film in case you are unfamiliar with this delightful animated film.

Unleash the fun at home with the hilarious comedy-adventure, DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman!  Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) is an inventor, scientist and genius who just happens to be a dog. With his son Sherman, he will embark on the most extraordinary adventure imaginable as they race against time to repair history and save the future. “Heartfelt and snappy” (Jessica Herndon, Associated Press), Mr. Peabody & Sherman has been hailed by critics as “a great adventure for the entire family” (Mike Wilbur, NBC Newschannel), receiving outstanding audience reaction and a coveted “A” CinemaScore®.

Directed by Rob Minkoff (The Lion King, Stuart Little) and from the team behind family favorite franchises The Croods and How to Train Your Dragon, Mr. Peabody & Sherman is “fun” and “fast moving” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times) and features hilarious performances from an incredible voice cast of popular stars including Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Max Charles, Patrick Warburton and Allison Janney.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman is based upon the beloved characters that first appeared in in the late 1950s and early 1960s animated television series “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show,” produced by Jay Ward.

There are A LOT of great bonus features that come with the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy Deluxe Edition.

Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features:

  • Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends Show – See the premiere episode of the original 1959 television show.
  • Peabody & Sherman Segments – Watch five segments from the original television series including “Robin Hood,” “Leonardo Da Vinci,” “Louis XVI,” “William Shakespeare,” and “Ludwig Van Beethoven.”
  • DreamWorks Presents: Mr. Peabody & Sherman, A Journey WABAC
  • History’s Greatest Mysteries – A Dog and his Boy
  • Peabody’s Paw Print on History – We take part in the excitement as Mr. Peabody gets his pawprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Cast members Ty Burrell (voice of “Mr. Peabody”) and Max Charles (voice of “Sherman”), join filmmakers Rob Minkoff (director), Alex Schwartz (producer) and Tiffany Ward (executive producer) for the festivities.  Also on hand (or paw?) are some of Mr. Peabody’s very famous furry friends, including Lassie, Beethoven, Rin Tin Tin, and a very adorable dog named George Clooney.
  • Time Travel Memory Match game
  • The WABAC Jigsaw Puzzle game

Additional Special Features:

  • Tour of the WABAC Machine – Peabody, himself, takes us on an in-depth tour of the WABAC machine. He explains what many of the WABAC’s knobs, buttons, and gizmos do.  Exactly what is a Pneumatic Dressilator?  A hemidemisemiquavatron?  And, those windshield wiper controls…how exactly do they help while speeding through the space-time continuum?  Mr. Peabody explains it all!
  • Time Travel: Mad Science – We talk to real physicists Kenneth Wharton and Anthony Aguirre to find out if there is any possibility of time travel, and if so, how it would work. We explore the two time travel theories of the Block Universe and the Multi-Verse.  We also learn why scientists think only forward time travel is possible, and how Einstein’s Theory of Relativity still determines how scientists imagine the possibilities of time travel.
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • World of DreamWorks Animation – Music videos from your favorite DreamWorks Animation feature films
  • Holiday Favorites – Sneak Peeks

I tend to watch the bonus features when I watch movies. With all the great bonus features with this film I might need a whole other night just to watch them all. 

To help celebrate the film’s release I have a lot of fun FREE downloads for you to enjoy with your family. Simply click on the pictures to pull up a larger image that you can download and/or print out and enjoy.

There are bookmarks, activities, coloring pages and even fun math problems to challenge you and your family with.

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CrackTheCode

 

MatchingGame

 

WordUnscrambler

 

PeabodyConnectDots

 

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Peabody_Coloringpage 2

 

ShermanAndPenny_coloringpage 2

 

Sherman-coloringpage 2

 

MathBrainBuster

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I also have a Blu-ray copy of Peabody & Sherman to give to a lucky reader. 

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on October 28, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this giveaway?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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