Imagine a world without oceans…



Imagine if you could for just a few moments what life would be like without our oceans. You wouldn’t be able to spend lazy summer days lounging on the beach. You couldn’t enjoy your favorite seafood dishes. You would not be able to take a cruise down to the Caribbean. But there is so many more repercussions to an ocean-less world aside the obvious.

A new documentary airing on Netflix on August 15, 2014 explores what life could be like if we continue to destroy our oceans. It’s called Blue Mission.

More than four years in the making, Mission Blue is legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle’s eye-opening wake-up call to save the ocean. Directed by Fisher Stevens (The Cove) and Robert Nixon (Gorillas in the Mist), the film follows Dr. Earle on her global quest to protect the ocean — and the extraordinary marine life that call it home — from the powerful forces of pollution, overfishing and climate change. The film also sheds light on Sylvia’s remarkable personal story and professional journey, from her earliest memories exploring the ocean as a young girl to her days leading daring undersea missions, offering insight on the sacrifices, difficulties and tough choices she faced along the way.

As a witness to oceanic and marine life change over the past 60 years, Sylvia is a steadfast warrior, leading the charge to restore the ocean to health before it’s too late. And Mission Blue is her warning call.

As Sylvia says: “No ocean; no life. No ocean; no us.”

It’s certainly a sobering thought. I know there is already a lot of irreparable damage done the the oceans and sea life.

Here is the documentary’s trailer for your enjoyment.


It looks interesting and I plan on catching it on Netflix. The documentary will also be available in select theaters on New York City and Los Angeles.

What do you think about the film? Do you think you’ll watch it? Feel free to share your thoughts.

Mission Blue


*I was not compensated for this post. I am sharing this information for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my  own and not influenced in any way. 

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Bubble Guppies: Get Ready for School! Available on DVD July 29, 2014




I know many people don’t want to think about this but back to school time is right around the corner. In fact some children return to school in a matter of a weeks.

For some children the first day of school can be stressful. They worry about what their new teacher will be like, if any friends will be in their classroom and getting used to a new routine.

If your child or grandchild is a fan of the popular series Bubble Guppies their new DVD is perfect for back to school time.

The new DVD is called Bubble Guppies: Get Ready for School! 

The DVD comes with a special Bubble Guppies pencil case which is perfect for school, while supplies last. The pencil case is really cute.

Bubble Guppies: Get Ready for School! features the following episodes;

Get Ready for School! 

Oona’s worried about her little friend, Avi! It’s his first day of school and he’s nervous. From cubbies to free play, the Guppies show viewers the ropes and teach them about school.

Good Morning, Mr. Grumpfish! 

The Bubble Guppies have a substitute teacher, Mr. Grumpfish, and he doesn’t seem to like anything! It’ll take a lot for the kids to convince Mr. Grumpfish that their favorite things are worth singing about!

Good Hair Day!

Gil’s hair grew really long and he better get it cut soon, because today is Picture Day. But when Gil arrives at the hair salon, he sees that everyone in town wants to get haircuts, too! Watch and discover if Molly and the Guppies can work together to help a busy hairdresser give everybody fabulous new ‘dos in time for the photo.

Check It Out!

Gil lost his library card while returning his favorite books to the library. Gil and his Guppy friends will have to dive into all of Gil’s favorite books to find it again.

Construction Psyched!

Goby needs help from the Bubble Guppies to retrace his steps and find his lost toy dump truck at a construction site before a wild bucking bulldozer crushes it!

The Moon Rocks!

Blast off with the Bubble Guppies – it’s time to learn all about the solar system!

This DVD would make a pre-back-to-school gift that you can watch and enjoy with your child or grandchild. It might also be a great way to start a conversation about going back to school and find out if they have any concerns and what they are most excited about.

Bubble Guppies: Get Ready for School! is available on DVD July 29, 2014. The suggested retail price is $16.99. Look for it where most movies are sold.

Bubble Guppies


*I received a free screener copy for my participation. There was no compensation. 

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New DVD releases from Nickelodeon Home Entertainment



The temperatures are rising and many people are looking for ways to stay indoors to keep cool. Crafting, playing games and reading are all great indoor activities. Watching movies is also another option.

Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution have just released four new DVDs (sold seperatly) that might be of interest for both children and adults (as adults my husband and I enjoy a few of these shows). The new DVDs include some of Nicelodeon’s popular characters from hit shows –  RugratsSpongeBob SquarePantsTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Sanjay and Craig. Each exciting title will retail for $9.99.

Rugrats: Reptar Returns!
Rugrats is goin’ green with outrageous adventures featuring the one and only giant green T-Rex, Reptar

·       Runaway Reptar
·       Reptar 2010
·       The Big Showdown

Running Time: Approximately 72 Minutes

Rugrats: Outdoor Shenanigans!

Reunite with the Rugrats in exciting outdoor adventures that include a trip across America, a search for a moose, a hunt for buried treasure and more!

·       Discovering America
·       Barbeque
·       Moose Country
·       Sand Ho!
·       Gold Rush

Running Time: Approximately 71 Minutes

I haven’t seen Rugrats in ages. I don’t think they were on the air when my kids were born in the late 90′s but I could be wrong.

Even though I was a young adult when Rugrats were very popular I enjoyed watching them. There is something so silly about them that you have to love them. Angelica is the girl you “love to hate”. Chuckie seemed like the perfect friend for little Tommy Pickles who was always getting into mischief.


It was a lot of fun watching the Rugrats DVDs. The brought back memories. Even our teen daughter thought they were cute.

The DVD, Rugrats: Outdoor Shenanigans!, would be fun to watch on a cross country trip if you have one planned for the summer with our family.

The DVD Rugrats: Raptar Returns! would be fun for the dinosaur fan in your home.

Nickelodeon: Robot Invasion
Nickelodeon brings out the heavy metal with SpongeBob SquarePantsSanjay and Craig, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!  Catch robot-themed tales that include awesome technological creations and partying innovations.

·       Krab Borg! / Rock A Bi-Valve (SpongeBob SquarePants)
·       Metalhead (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
·       Traffic Island / Partybot (Sanjay and Craig)

Running Time: Approximately 71 Minutes

Nickelodeon: Heroes in Action!
Its Nickelodeon heroes to the rescue in these action-packed adventures that include superhero Patrick-Man challenging the Dirty Bubble, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles battling an unhinged villain in mechanical armor, Sanjay and Craig joining a peculiar police force, and more!

·       Patrick-Man! / Gary’s New Toy (SpongeBob SquarePants)
·       I Think His Name is Baxter Stockman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
·       Muscle C.O.P.S. / Cold Hard Cash (Sanjay and Craig)

Running Time: Approximately 70 Minutes


We’re big Spongebob fans in my home. We watch Spongebob often on TV. None of us have seen the episode Rock A Bi-Valve before.

We love Patrick-Man! That episode is really funny.

My husband really likes Sanjay and Craig. It’s taken me a while to warm up to the series/characters but I’m starting to find them funny too.

Muscle C.O.P.S. is weird (seeing them with huge muscular arms) and Cold Hard Cash is funny (I could have done without the diaper incident).

All four DVDS are sure to keep you and your family entertaining for hours. It’s a fun way to “beat the heat”.

Look for the DVDS where most movies are sold.

For more information about these series visit www.Nick.com.



*I received free screener copies in order to do these reviews. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Attention all Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TNMT) fans…




If you, or a loved one, are fans of the popular series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles there is a new DVD available TODAY (July 1, 2014) where most movies are sold. The DVD is called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Good, The Bad and Casey Jones.

Did you know that TMNT premiered to a whopping 3.9 million viewers and was the top rated series on Nickelodeon in 2012 among boys ages 2-11?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles explores the companionship of four teenage brothers who learn to rely on themselves and one another to unravel the mystery of their existence as well as grow into the heroes they were destined to be.

In the new DVD viewers will watch brothers Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo adventures in six exciting episodes from the current season. That comes to over two and a half hours of ninja action!

During these episodes, the Turtles find themselves encountering new threats throughout the city including a battle with another mutant turtle called Slash, and even team up with teenage vigilante Casey Jones to stop evil.

The DVD is being released by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution. The suggested retail price is $14.99.

Here is a run down of the episodes found on the new DVD.

Slash and Destroy

The Turtles find themselves being hunted by a new threat–another mutant turtle called Slash, who has a personal vendetta against the brothers.

The Kraang Conspiracy

Feeling left out of the action, April insists on joining the Turtles on a mission to TCRI, where they learn a shocking secret about April’s past.

The Good, The Bad and Casey Jones

After encountering mutants and ninjas, Casey Jones decides to take on “pure evil” alone. When he meets Raphael, the two hot-headed fighters must put their dislike for each other aside and work together against a common foe.

Fungus Humungous

A fungus mutant spreading through the sewers causes the Turtles and April to experience their worst fears as Leonardo must face his greatest fear–losing his team.

Metalhead Rewired

When Donnie upgrades Metalhead’s artificial intelligence, he must decide if he can trust a sentient Metalhead…or if he has created a new foe.

Of Rats and Men

When the Rat King returns, Splinter must overcome his fear of the Rat King controlling his mind in order to defeat his foe once and for all.

Personally I am not a fan of the series, but I know that many children and adults are. That is why I thought I would give you a “heads up” about the new release.

For more information about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles visit Nickelodeon at www.Nick.com. There you’ll also find games, episodes and more.




*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 


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Beat the Heat with Movies on Demand (giveaway ends 6/30/14)





Summer is here (although not “officially” for a few more days – June 21st). Already it’s way too hot and humid for me. I already keep the curtains closed, have the AC cranked and refuse to leave the home unless I have to. I am not a fan of the heat or humidity.

Because I don’t like to go out much during the summer months I need to find indoor things to keep me and my family entertained. I have my blog, and I like to read and occasionally do crafts or projects around our home. I also tend to watch a lot of television. Sadly all of our favorite shows are on hiatus which leaves us with repeat after repeat. This is why we end up watching a lot of movies during the summer months. It entertains us and we don’t have to be bored with the same repeats we’ve already seen a dozen times.

Thank goodness for Movies on Demand (MOD). They have a lot of great titles coming out this summer that is sure to keep both my husband and I entertained, as well as our whole family.


Movies on Demand plays a lot of current movie favorites, movies that come out the same day as they do in theaters and even movies before they come out in theaters.

Personally I think steaming movies is the way to go. It’s a lot less expensive then taking a lot of people to the theater, you don’t have to worry about standing online for tickets, wasting gas to get to/from the theater or even go outside and brave the summer heat. It’s a lot easier to order a movie to watch on your TV, gather your family around and even a few friends, make some snacks at home (the concession stand at the theater is $$$) to enjoy as you watch the movie.

To give you an example, for my family of four to go to theater it would cost $12 per person for a ticket ($48) and at least $15 per person for snacks – popcorn or candy and soda or water ($60). That means for my family of four it would cost around $100 to go see a movie in the theater, not taking into account gas and the time it take to get to/from the theater.


Don’t get me wrong. I love going to the movie theater. Sometimes there are movies that you must see on the big screen. But from a practical point of view it’s not always financially feasible to go to the theater with your family.

Most Movie on Demand movies cost between $2.99 – $5.99 depending on your local provider and the movie title. Generally these are the prices.

  • New Releases: $3.99 – $4.99
  • HD Releases: $4.99 – $5.99
  • 3D: $6.99
  • Early Screening or In Theater Titles: $6.99 and up
  • Library Titles: $1.99 – $3.99

Remember, these prices may vary depending on your provider.


Which makes better sense… Spending $100 to take my family to the theater or $4.99? I think that is a “no brainer”. Plus you don’t have to venture outside in the heat and humidity.

Movies on Demand is a great option for those days that are just too hot and humid to be outside. Plus you don’t have to worry about late fees or having to wait for a movie to arrive in the mail.

There are plenty of great titles to choose from and they are always adding to their line up. Here are just a few available titles.

Coming soon…

Movies on Demand Summer 2014

For more information about Movies on Demand visit www.RentMoviesonDemand.com. You can also find Movies on Demand on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and  YouTube.

Movies on Demand would love to give a lucky reader a prize package so that they can enjoy some great movies this summer from MOD. The prize package contains;

  • $50 Visa Gift Card
  • $20 Cable Cash to rent movies
  • Chips and Salsa
  • Candy & Popcorn
  • Drinks

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on June 30, 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 movie you would love to watch on Movies on Demand? It can be a current title or an upcoming movie.

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 have partnered with Movies on Demand to bring you this information and giveaway. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Movies on Demand is providing the prize package. 

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New DreamWorks YouTube Channel



Have you heard the news? DreamWorks has it’s own YouTube Channel called DreamWorksTV where they will be showing original content for families to enjoy. The channels trailer is posted above.

Shrek, Puss in Boots and the Kung Fu Panda himself join YouTube’s  talent roster of A-list vloggers with today’s launch of DreamWorksTV, an original content destination for families on YouTube with the promise of delivering dreams and laughs on every screen.

DreamWorksTV combines DreamWorks Animation’s expertise as a global family entertainment brand with the digital savvy of AwesomenessTV, the fastest growing online destination for teens, which DreamWorks acquired a year ago.

DreamWorksTV will showcase original live-action and animated short-form content that is laugh-out-loud funny, featuring fresh new voices and iconic characters.  Series highlights include family-friendly versions of reality TV (Prank My Parents, Record Setter Kids), original animated web series from top creators (Jimmy Blue Shorts, Gorillaville and Report Card) as well as vlog posts from DreamWorks’ stable of fan favorite characters.  Richie Rich, an original scripted series based on the iconic comic book character, will also make its debut this summer.

The ambitious effort will be overseen by AwesomenessTV founder Brian Robbins with a team assembled for DreamWorksTV.

Among the series that will be featured on DreamWorksTV are:

Live Action:

  • OMG – A live-action sketch comedy series featuring up and coming kid comedians.
  • Record Setter Kids – Hosted by YouTube star JennXPenn, features kids from all  over the country who come up with wacky records to break.
  • Prank My Parents – Kids get a chance to play tricks on their parents in this fun hidden-camera series where kids make all the rules.


  • Jimmy Blue Shorts – This animated sketch comedy created by Zach Aufdemberg and produced by Oddbot is hosted by talking jean shorts.
  • Gorillaville – This punny slapstick comedy by Ron Yavnieli centers around three gorillas who wreak havoc, perpetually disturbing the peace in their otherwise idyllic wildlife preserve.
  • Report Card – “Let’s get newsie” with a top flight anchor team of cardboard cut-ups in a stop-motion series created by Jimbo Matison.
  • Public Pool – Everything happens at the Puddleton Public Pool. Teenagers!  Musclemen!  Wimps!  Inflatable Rafts!  Bad Swimwear! It’s all fodder for fun in this irreverent ensemble comedy by David Fremont (Liquid TV).
  • Fifi Cat Therapist – Have a seat on the couch and tell all to Fifi, cat therapist extraordinaire.  This sassy house-cat tells it like it is to neighborhood animals seeking advice in this animated comedy by Mike Blum (Lilo & Stitch).

Additional series include Watch This, curated “best-of-the web” shorts, as well as RetroToons, highlights from the Classic Media library.  New original series will be launched throughout the summer.

We love Shrek and Puss in Boots always cracks me up. :-)

I’ve already watched a few episodes on the channel. It’s good, clean, wholesome family entertainment that both young and old can enjoy. Best of all it’s free and you don’t need any special equipment to watch the various episodes. Simply visit www.YouTube.com/DreamWorksTV.

What do you think about the YouTube channel? Do you have a favorite DreamWorks series or character?



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