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Wrap your wrist with a beautiful bracelet from the Willamy Collection

 

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This weekend I finally made the decision to go through the bedroom closet and rid it of stuff I no longer need or use. My car is stuffed with thing to donate to a local charity. They sell the items and all the profits goes towards their charity.

While I was cleaning out my closet I found a lot of my jewelry that was lost among the mess. I realized that most of my jewelry is too fancy to wear “out and about” or at work. Most of my jewelry it too fancy. It’s not expensive jewelry, it’s just costume jewelry that looks expensive.

Thank goodness for my wrap bracelet from Willamy. It’s the one piece of jewelry I know I can wear to work, running errands around town and even to a fancy event.

I have seen people wearing wrap bracelets for sometime now, but I didn’t think I could wear one. I have a large wrist and I thought that the wrap bracelets would be too small and uncomfortable for me to wear.

I was offered the opportunity to review a wrap bracelet from the Willamy Collection. I was ensured that it would fit me fine since I can adjust how many times to wrap it around my wrist plus there are more than one spot to insert the button that holds the bracelet on my wrist.

Trying to pick out a bracelet was more difficult than I thought it would. The Willamy Collection has so many stunning pieces to choose from.

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It literally took me well over an hour to pour myself over the site to pick out one bracelet to review. I finally chose the design referred to as “Melody.” I oped for this one because I liked the look of the button/charm that you use to close the bracelet (so it stays on your wrist). I also liked the neutral color (it goes with everything) and the black iridescent beads.

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This bracelet is made to wrap around an average size wrist 5 times. Larger wrists, like mine, can wrap it around 4 times and it will still look and feel just fine.

I wrap mine around just about 5 times and it feels just fine. It’s not too snug.

Wrap bracelets are cool looking. They look like a belt or a necklace (they are really long). To wear it you simply hold one end of the bracelet in your hand and use the other hand to wrap it around and when you are done simply insert the button/charm into one of the pre-made loops. It’s really easy to do.

If you follow me on Instagram (SheScribes) you probably already saw my wrap bracelet from the Willamy Collection.

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Although Willamy has plenty of gorgeous wrap bracelets to choose from in every color combination you can think of, they do carry other beautiful jewelry worth checking out. They have earrings, children’s jewelry, necklaces, headbands and much more. They even do custom work.

Pieces from the Willamy Collection have appeared in publications such as Good Housekeeping and In Touch Magazine. Celebrities also enjoy the pieces from the Willamy Collection including Dean Cain, Thea Andrews and Dancing With The Stars Alumi Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

If you would like to check out all the lovely jewelry available from the Willamy Collection you can visit the brand online at www.WillamyCollection.com. You can also check them out the the various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest). The links are found on the bottom of their website pages.

What do you think about the Willamy Collection?

Willamy Wrap Bracelet

Kimberly

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

 

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Add color and whimsy to your home with Whim™ by Martha Stewart

 

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My mom always told me that I like to march to the beat of my own drums. I have never been one to follow the “norm.” I choose to be different and unique. I’ve always been that way.

My home reflects my eclectic tastes. I have mismatched furniture, my desk is covered with toys (my toys – not toys belonging to kids) and I have rat and mice wall decals on my walls and doors. I know that sounds strange but I put the rats and mice around our home for Halloween a couple of years ago. I thought they looked cute so I kept them up. They look realistic too.

I’m a fun person. I’m a kid trapped in a forth-something year old body. I adore things that are whimsical, cute and colorful. I’m all about having fun and making people feel welcome in my home.

Growing up my parents had a formal living room. It looked like something out of a magazine. Everything in that room looked perfect. As a child I wasn’t even allowed in the room. Call me crazy, but how is that living? I want my home to reflect me and I’m certainly not boring and stuffy.

My husband and I don’t have a real bed. We sleep in the living room on a sofa bed. That is one of the disadvantages of living in a shoe box sized condo. I dream of the day I can have a REAL bed in our own bedroom.

A few weeks ago I was sent information about a new product line from Martha Stewart. I adore Martha Stewart products from home and home wares to pet products (did you know the Martha Stewart brand has pet products?). I joke with family and friends all the time that if we had a bigger home I would turn into Martha Stewart. There are so many things I want to do that I have seen her do on TV and in her magazine, it’s just that our home is not conducive to those things. If given the opportunity I would totally turn into Martha Stewart and host lavish parties and make my home the envy of every home on the block.

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Martha Stewart’s new product line is called Whim™. Whim™ is an exclusive bedding and dinnerware collection from Martha Stewart that is available only at Macy’s, both online and in stores.

The Whim™ product line includes comforter sets, sheets and quilts in playful prints and colors, as well as colorful dinnerware.

I was given the opportunity to review a bedding set from the Whim™ collection. Some people might wonder why someone who sleeps on a sofa bed would want a nice bedding set. It’s for that very reason why I wanted to do the review. Just because I can’t have a real bed doesn’t mean that I don’t want my bed to look inviting and cozy. There is no reason why my bed can’t look as nice and well made as regular bed.

I was sent to review the Whim™ Pretty in Poppy Bed-in-a-Bag set and my choice of sheets. I love the choices I had from the Whim™ collection. I could have picked pink flamingo sheets, turquoise polka dots or zebras. I was leaning towards the pink flamingo sheets but my hubby thought that was too “girly” so I went with the turquoise polka dots.

The great thing about the Whim™ collection is that nothing is supposed to match. It’s all supposed to be fun and whimsical.

Our bed in a bag set even included two throw pillows with mismatched patterns.

Even though nothing truly matches, when you put it all together it really does work well together.

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The comforter, colorful polka dot throw pillow, blue throw pillow and poppy print pillow cases all came with the bed in a bag set. The white sheets and pillow cases with the turquoise polka dots were a separate set from the Whim™ collection. Those are the sheets I could have gone with the zebras or flamingos. I think I made a nice choice.

Here are some other photos of our beautiful bedding. Even our cat Bella approves.

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Not only is the bedding colorful and fun, it’s also VERY comfortable. I love cuddling with my hubby under the comforter. It’s thick and fluffy. Our old comforter was so old that it was pretty much flat. It’s so nice to have a fluffy one again.

With it finally being Spring time it was also nice to put away our drab flannel sheets and make things more colorful and cheery with a new bedding set.

Our Whim™ bedding is great for Spring, Summer and year round. In fact I am thinking about getting other sheets (like the pink flamingos) so that we can swap out the sheet sets throughout the year.

The new Whim™ collection from Martha Stewart also includes very colorful dinnerware that can be mixed and matched too.

I am loving this new collection. I can’t wait to see what else Whim™ has in store.

For more information about this fun, colorful collection visit your local Macy’s store or shop Macy’s online at www.Macys.com. You can also fine Macy’s, and the Martha Stewart brand, on social media.

What do you think about this new collection? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

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Kimberly

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

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Laptops and desktops at affordable prices – plus a $100 gift code giveaway (ends 4/12/15)

 

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It never ceases to amazed me just how much we rely on technology these days. Growing up the idea of a handheld device you could watch movies on, or make phone calls wirelessly from on top of a mountain were not even a thought. The big thing when I was a teen was cable and Sony Walkman portable players.

I also cannot believe how far computers have come. When I was young I had a massive IBM computer that was so heavy it took two people to move it. Back then we only had a black screen and a little square that appeared on the screen (curser). These days computers are small and lightweight and you can take them everywhere with you.

Many of us “need” our computers whether it’s for work or for keeping up with family and friends. Sadly computers “die” and we find ourselves in need of a new one.

Computers have come down in price considerably, but for many their prices are out of reach.

When my previous computer was dying I needed a new one ASAP but I didn’t have the money for it. Thankfully I had a gift card and a little money set aside so I was able to get one that was on sale. It wasn’t the laptop I wanted, but I was desperate for a new one so I purchased it (I like my laptop now. It’s a nice little laptop).

Recently my husband’s laptop started to have a  lot of problems. It’s about 8+ years old – a “dinosaur” by today’s standards. He does so much for me and our family that I wanted to find a way to get him a new laptop to surprise him with. Unfortunately I don’t have the money for a brand new laptop, but can afford a refurbished one.

A refurbished computer is usually a computer that has been previously leased to corporate customer, used as a display/sample unit or returned by customers for a variety of reasons. They are not old or damaged computers – although some might have a scratch or blemish that doesn’t affect it’s functionality in any way.

Refurbished electronics cost much less than their brand new counterparts and work just as well. They are not “rejects” or junk.

The key to buying refurbished electronics is to know the computer you are buying from and see if they offer any kind of a warranty on their products. Also look for companies that are certified to offer refurbished products.

I really wanted to get my husband a “new” computer, but I knew a brand new one was not feasible. I knew I had to go with a refurbished laptop.

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I found a great buy on refurb.io (spellend with a lower case “r”). Refurb.io offers consumers refurbished desktops and laptops from such brands as HP, Dell, IBM and Lenovo. My husband previous had a Dell but has been borrowing an HP from his job. I know he likes the HP so I opted to get him an HP laptop.

I purchased an HP Elitebook 8440P laptop for my husband. It features a 14.1″ screen, Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of memory and a 160GB hard drive. It sold for $249.00 on refurb.io. The same computer sells at Kmart for $399.99. That is almost a $150 savings!

Reburb.io is both Microsoft Certified and Microsoft Authorized to refurbish computers.

Purchasing refurbished computers is great for college students, families, parents and those who like a great deal.

I should note that my husband is a computer tech. That is his job. He’s been working with computers for almost 20 years and he’s familiar with popular brands like HP, Dell and IBM because he works with them all the time.

I placed my order for the laptop for my husband (shipping was affordable too). The laptop arrived at our door four days after I placed my order. Talk about speedy! I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly refurb.io shipped out the laptop.

My husband LOVED his gift. He’s been using it ever since he received it. So far, so good. He has not noticed anything wrong with the functionality of the computer. After he set everything up (putting the computer on our router, bookmarking his favorite sites, adding our virus protection…) he was all set to go.

I asked him if he noticed anything wrong or if he’s had any issues with the computer. He said “no.” I asked him, as a computer tech, what does he think about the computer. He told me that it’s a really nice computer, it’s in great working condition and it’s just as good as a computer I could have spent hundreds more on.

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The only “flaw” he noticed was a very small dent on one corner. To be honest I didn’t even notice it until he pointed it out. It’s not noticeable unless you are looking for it. I had him purposely look over every inch of the computer – inside and out – that is why he found it. I think if you were not looking for it you wouldn’t even notice it. It does not effect the functionality of the computer in any way.

Another benefit to buying a refurbished laptop or desktop from refurb.io, aside from saving a lot of money, is that it helps to keep the devices out of landfills. Refurbishing the computers and laptops give them new life and they are able to be enjoyed again and it keeps them from ending up in the local dump. I’m all for recycling, repurposing and giving new life to things to keep them from sitting in landfills and destroying our planet.

Buying from refurb.io is a “win-win” situation – you get a great device at an affordable price and it keeps the devices from wasting away in a dump.

If you would to check out what refurb.io has to offer visit refurb.io (type it in you brower exactly or click on the link). The link will take you to the U.S. refurb.io site. You can also change to the Canadian site by clicking on the flag at the top right of the screen and then clicking on the Canadian flag.

Be sure to check the site often as their inventory is constantly changing.

You can also find refurb.io on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Reburb.io is currently offering 10% off of laptops using the discount code LAUNCH10.

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In addition, refurb.io would like to give a lucky reader a $100 gift code towards the purchase of a laptop or desktop on their site. Thank you refurb.io! 

This giveaway is open to U.S. AND Canadian residents only and will end on April 12, 2015 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 want to win the $100 gift code to refurb.io?

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Kimberly

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

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Soft and luxurious sheets from PeachSkinSheets (giveaway ends 4/4/15)

 

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I’m not sure if I have mentioned it on my site before, but my husband and I don’t have a regular bed. We used to. In fact we had a beautiful queen size bed at one point. Sadly, living in a tiny condo meant that we had to give up our bedroom (oh the things we do for our kids). As a result we have been sleeping on a sofa bed in the living room for the past 14 years. It is, by far, the WORST sleeping arrangement, but you do what you’ve got to do.

If you have ever spent any time on a sofa bed you know that it’s probably one of the most uncomfortable things to sleep on. I try to compensate for this with fluffy, snugly pillows and luxurious bedding.

I was recently sent a new set of sheets from a company called PeachSkinSheets.com. They asked if I would like to try out and review a set of sheets. I was happy to take them up on the opportunity.

I was impressed by how many colors PeachSkinSheets are available in. For the full size sheets (the size I needed) there are 13 colors to choose from including Chocolate, Crimson Red, Beach Blue, Midnight Black and Harvest Gold. I opted for the Sage Green sheets. Our living room is green and green is my favorite color.

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The sheets arrived in a box wrapped in tissue paper (a nice touch). The sheets were inside a plastic package with an adorable little peach keychain charm. I wish I knew what happened to the charm. My daughter took it (she thought it was cute) and forgot where she put it.

Later on that night, before crawling into bed, we put the sheets on. I was impressed by just how incredibly soft the sheets felt. That is when I made a connection to the lovely texture of the sheets to the company name – Peachskin! The sheets kind of do remind me of a peach (just not that hairy/fuzzy part). LOL!

The sheets are so nice to sleep on. Even my husband -who doesn’t really think about things like sheets – commented on how soft they felt. He also said that they kept him feeling a bit cool at night. That might be because he’s used to sleeping on the flannel sheets we sleep on in the winter.

These sheets feel so nice that I look forward to going to bed at night just so I can get under these sheets and our big comfy comforter.

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PeachSkinSheets.com sheets are not your average, everyday sheets. They are so much more!

Here are just SOME of the benefits to sleeping with PeachSkinSheets.com sheets.

  • They are made from a 21st Century SMART fabric – the latest high performance sleep technology textile.
  • The sheets have special temperature and moisture management properties which mean warm sleepers stay cool and cool sleepers stay warm.
  • Athletic grade performance fabric wicks away moisture. It doesn’t absorb it like cotton does.
  • PeachSkinSheets.com sheets are 50% more breathable. They breath like workout clothing to keep you comfortable all night long.
  • 1500 thread count
  • Anti-Pilling which means you won’t find those little “balls” all over them.
  • The sheets are soft right out of the package. You don’t have to use them and wash them several times before feeling just how luxuriously soft they are.
  • Rough skin and callouses won’t snag on the sheets.
  • Hypoallergenic and anti-microbial which helps people with skin issues and sensitivities.
  • Colors will not fade and the white won’t turn gray and dingy.
  • Deep 18″ pockets and elastic all around to fit custom number, double pillow top and memory foam mattresses.
  • Stain resistant.
  • Dries quickly and will not shrink.

There are even more reasons why PeachSkinSheets.com sheets are exceptional. For more information about the benefits visit the About Our Fabric page.

PeachSkinSheets sell for $69.95, however every month the brand selects at least two colors as the “Colors of the Month” that are specially priced at $50 for any size sheet set. The find out what this month’s “Colors of the Month” you can visit the Color of the Month page. Be sure to check back monthly as the colors change each month.

PeachSkinSheets also has a Free Swatch program.

If you would like more information, or would like to check out the sheets and other products offered at PeachSkinSheets please visit www.PeachSkinSheets.com. They can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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PeachSkinSheets would love to give a lucky reader a set of their wonderful sheets (winner can choose size and color). Thank you PeachSkinSheets.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on April 4, 2015 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 color sheets do you think you would like to win from PeachSkinSheets?

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Kimberly

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

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Movie Review: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast

 

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Available today (March 3, 2015) is the latest addition to the ever growing Disney Fairies movies called Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast.

I am a huge fan of the Tinker Bell and Disney Fairies movies. I’ll admit that at first I wasn’t keen on the idea of trying to re-do the iconic Tinker Bell and have her go off and make her own films. That all changed when I saw the film Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue. I fell in love with no only the “new” Tinker Bell, but also the other fairies. Since then I have seen every film and have added them all to my family’s home movie collection.

In this new film, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast, the fairies witness of rare comment fly over Pixie Hollow – one that is only seen once every 1,000 years. Even so the fairies go on with their lives as if nothing has happened.

Tinker Bell happens upon Fawn and her newest “rescue” – a baby hawk. Hawks eat fairies, so Fawn harboring a baby hawk could be potentially dangerous to the fairies and other woodland creatures. Fawn is aware of this but she has a big heart and a genuine love for all creatures and simply wanted to help the baby hawk who had an injured wing.

Queen Clarion and the guardian scout fairy Nyx tell Fawn that she cannot rescue every creature she finds. She needs to take the safety of the fairies in mind.

One day Fawn is in the forest when she hears a strange moaning sound. Her curiosity got the best of her and she ventures into a dark and creepy part of the forest to find it’s source. Deep inside a hollow tree trunk, far under the ground, Fawn sees what is creating that moaning sound – a giant, hairy beast with a rat-like tail. She also sees that he has a thorn stuck in it’s paw. Being a huge animal lover Fawn sets out to try and remove the thorn from his paw.

For days Fawn follows the creature around trying to remove the thorn. She observes the beast creating unusual formations with giant rocks.

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After Fawn successfully removes the thorn she quickly becomes friends with the beast. Even though he might be scary looking to most, Fawn doesn’t see him as menacing.

Fawn wants to introduce her new friend to her fairy friends, but she is reluctant. Especially when she finds out that her new friend, which she named Gruff, might be the legendary Neverland Beast- a mysterious creature that can destroy Pixie Hollow.

Can it be true? Is Gruff the Neverland Beast? Is Fawn’s new found friend really an evil creature? To find out you need to pick up a copy of Disney’s Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverland Beast, available today where ever most movies are sold.

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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverland Beast stars the voice talents of;

  • Ginnifer Goodwin (TV’s “Once Upon a Time”) as Fawn, the Animal Fairy.
  • Rosario Dawson (“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”) as Nyx, a Scout Fairy.
  • Mae Whitman (TV’s “Parenthood”) as Tinker Bell.
  • Raven-Symoné (TV’s “State of Georgia”) as Iridessa.
  • Megan Hilty (TV’s “Smash”) as Rosetta.
  • Lucy Liu (TV’s “Elementary”) as Silvermist.
  • Pamela Adlon  (TV’s “Californication”) as Vidia.
  • Academy Award®-Winner Anjelica Huston (TV’s “Smash”) as Queen Clarion.

I love the movie. It’s a bit different than other Tinker Bell movies because Gruff can be a bit scary looking, especially later on in the film. However it’s not a scary story. Little kids can watch this with no problem.

I fell in love with Gruff. As odd looking as he is with his rat-like tail it’s pretty cute. I’m thrilled that the Disney Store has a plush Gruff. I need to get one.

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I should forewarn you that you might need some tissues. The ending can be a bit sad. I know my eyes welled up with tears.

This is a great film that both young and old, girls and boys, will enjoy. It’s the perfect addition to any family movie collection.

There are plenty of bonus features available for this film. My favorite is Jeff Corwin’s Guide to Real-World NeverBeasts. There are some incredibly weird looking creatures roaming out planet – REAL ones too! Like a fish with big red lips and a funky looking lemur-like creature with a super long finger (to help them get bugs out of trees).

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  • 5 Essential Ingredients to Getting Gruff: Uncover the 5 Essential Ingredients in making “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast.” The 5 ingredients are story, design, animation, sound, and making Gruff.
  • My Dad’s Movie: The True Story of the NeverBeast: Director Steve Loter takes us on a personal journey of how his young daughter taught him life lessons that became the story for “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast”.
  • Jeff Corwin’s Guide to Real-World NeverBeasts: From high above the trees to the darkest depths of the ocean, Jeff Corwin takes you on a wild adventure around the world where you will discover some creatures that actually exist in the real world.
  • Deleted Scenes with Intro by Director Steve Loter
  • Tink’n About Animals: From a float of crocodiles to a mob of kangaroos, Fawn breaks down animal groupings by singing her own catchy song.
  • Gruff Love: Meet the big, lovable star of the movie with this musical montage featuring KT Tunstall’s heartwarming song, “Strange Sight.”
  • My Dad’s Movie: Hanging Out at the Premiere: Now that you know how I helped my Dad come up with the story for his movie, join me as I get to see it for the first time. (DMA Exclusive)

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  • 5 Essential Ingredients to Getting Gruff: Uncover the 5 Essential Ingredients in making “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast.” The 5 ingredients are story, design, animation, sound, and making Gruff.
  • Tink’n About Animals: From a float of crocodiles to a mob of kangaroos, Fawn breaks down animal groupings by singing her own catchy song.
  • Gruff Love: Meet the big, lovable star of the movie with this musical montage featuring KT Tunstall’s heartwarming song, “Strange Sight.” 

*Digital bonus offerings may vary per retailer

Here are some fun activities you and your family might enjoy. Simply click on the graphic to download and save them to your computer.

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Download Fawn’s Mind & Body
Kimberly

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

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Movie Review: Digging Up The Marrow

 

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I’m a huge fan of horror movies. I have to admit when I was younger they would scare me. As an adult I have yet to be scared by any horror movie I have seen in the past couple of decades.

As a result of watching horror movies as a child I would not feel comfortable camping outdoors in the woods (Friday the 13th) and I don’t like looking outside windows at night compliments of the pig eyes from Amityville Horror.

Even when I was younger it took a lot to scare me as far as horror movies are concerned. As an adult I find that most horror movies are just silly or they try to be super gross which I find totally unnecessary.

I recently reviewed a horror film called Digging Up The Marrow. It’s available on VOD, iTunes and in select theaters starting today (February 20, 2015). It will be available on Blu-ray and DVD March 24, 2015.

The film stars Adam Green. Adam is also a film and television director, producer and writer. His specialty is horror flicks. Some of his other films include the Hatchet series and the film Frozen (not to be confused with Disney’s Frozen).

Digging Up The Marrow starts off with filmed interviews with people in the horror industry talking about monsters, and the belief of whether or not they exist. Tony Todd (Candyman and Final Destination) and the lead singer of the acid metal band Gwar are among those interviewed.

Adam Green is also interviewed for this film – or so I thought. It turns out he’s part of the film.

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Adam talks about monsters and shares some of the macabre things fans have sent to them. One thing in particular has piqued Adam’s interest. It’s a journal sent in by a fan that talks about real life monsters he has seen with his own eyes. Naturally Adam doesn’t believe him but he thinks it might make for a fun documentary so he sets off to pay the man a visit and film what he has to say about the monsters he’s seen. The man’s name is William Dekker and he’s a retired Police Detective.

Adam visits William and William agrees to be film, although he’s a bit reluctant.

Adam asks William about the monsters he’s seen firsthand. He goes on to discuss children who are born disfigured. He cites some examples in photos. He said these children seem to “disappear” as adults. William says that these “monster-like” children as taken to a place he calls the Marrow. The Marrow is a world beneath our own where these people can live ordinary lives, such as our own. They get married, have children, hold down jobs and die underground. William even claims to know where the opening for the Marrow is.

Adam and his partner find this theory amusing and convince William to take them to the opening of the Marrow. William agrees but demands that they do what he says, including NOT shine light on the monsters as they emerge from the hole in the grown because it will frighten them and they will move on and not be seen from again.

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That night the trio stake out a hole in the ground, found in an abandoned cemetery, that William insists is the opening to the Marrow. That night William says he sees a monster, but Adam and his partner don’t see a thing. Because they can’t shine light on anything they were unable to film it.

The trio go back another time. This time the filmmakers disregard William’s plea not to shine a light and they briefly turn on a light and capture something that appears to be a monster.

Adam is thrilled ad shows the footage to friends in the industry. They don’t believe it’s a real monster. They just think it’s someone who did a great make up job to appear to be like a monster.

Adam continues to try and find ways to capture the monsters William insists emerge from the Marrow. They may even find what they wish for, however that might not always mean in a good way.

What is living in the hole in the cemetery? Could it really be monsters? Could what William has been saying true? To find out you need to pick up a copy of Digging Up The Marrow. Look for it where ever movies are sold (I know it’s on Amazon).

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This film was shot in that “found footage” type of filming – one where the viewer is seeing things at the same time the camera man sees them. It’s meant to look “real” but I knew it wasn’t real because the actor portraying William has been seen in many other movies before. I think the filmmakers could have made the film more convincing if they used an unknown actor.

The film was very slow. Painfully slow at times.

The scenes where they did see monsters were very brief and most monsters only appeared for a split second – literally. Only one monster, the “gate keeper” of the Marrow was seen for about a minute or so.

I wish they would have given a bit more screen time to the monsters. They were really cool looking – something nightmares are made of. I was very impressed by the creatures. They were very scary looking.

If you are easily scared by things that jump out at you on screen then you won’t be disappointed in this film. All the monsters do pop out on screen when you least expect it.

Overall I didn’t think it was a bad film. I’m a die hard horror movie fan so it didn’t scare me, but I was impressed by the monsters.

Here is the trailer for your enjoyment.

 

Kimberly

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

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