Saturday, August 19, 2017


Delivering more rivalry, fierceness and cheer puns like never before, the Bring it On franchise goes global  for the very first time in the high energy sixth installment,Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack, debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD and OnDemand on August 29, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Beacon Pictures. Filled with all-new stunts and choreography, Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack features 19 squads from around the globe, including teams from Australia, U.K., Germany and France, in addition to the Northern Elite Gymnastics and Cheer team from the United States. The film is the perfect hybrid of cheerleading and dance for a non-stop worldwide showdown.

The film stars Vivica A. Fox (Kill BillIndependence Day) along with rising talent, Cristine Prosperi (“Degrassi: The Next Generation,” Betrayed),  Jordan Rodrigues (“The Fosters,” “Dance Academy”), Sophie Vavasseur (Resident Evil: ApocalypseEvelyn), and Gia RĂ© (“Jinx,” “Rocket’s Island”), the film integrates the evolution of social media taking viewers into the cheerleading universe. Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD will come packed with exciting bonus content including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage as well as a hilarious gag reel.

Vivica A. Fox makes her Bring it On debut as Cheer Goddess, the Internet’s most popular “Cheer-lebrity.”  When Destiny (Prosperi), captain of three-time national champions “The Rebels,” is challenged to a global cheer showdown by an edgy new team called “The Truth,” the Cheer Goddess organizes a virtual battle for squads from all around the world.  It seems like the whole world wants to take down Destiny and her team, and they just might succeed, unless Density can rise to the challenge, set her ego aside and figure out who her real friends are.

The film is executive produced by Beacon partners Armyan Bernstein and Charlie Lyons, produced by Mike Elliott (Honey 3: Dare to Dance), and co-produced by Greg Holstein (Kindergarten Cop 2), Genevieve Hofmeyr (Mad Max: Fury Road), Marvin Saven (Death Race 2) and Tony Gonzalez (Bring It Onfranchise). Tony Gonzalez also returns as the choreographer to create the franchise’s most out-of-this world stunts yet.

  • Around the World: Building the Squads – Discover how actors were able to master the escalating difficulty of cheer routines choreographed by Tony Gonzalez featuring teams from South Africa and Brazil.
  • A New Routine – Filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss what sets the latest chapter of the Bring It On franchise apart, including focusing on social media’s potential negative impacts in the world of all-star cheerleading. This piece also includes cheer teams from England, Ireland and Costa Rica.
  • The Look of Bring It On: Worldwide – A look into how the set design and costumes provide a vibrancy and unique flair to the film’s backdrop.
  • Gag Reel

My Thoughts

Bring it on comes back for another competition in Bring it On Worldwide #Cheersmack. This time around, the girls compete in a worldwide competition to see who's best on the cheer-leading field. The film centers around Cheer Goddess. She's been an internet sensation for years. Then there is Destiny, a three time champion who gets challenged to go global. Cheer Goddess decides to take things a step further and make the competition open worldwide. Soon the best squads in the world are competing for the honor of being the best.

My teen daughter loved the original Bring it On when she was a kid, and now she had a blast watching this newest addition with her little sister. As always, the film showcases some amazing talent. We always enjoy the amazing moves in the cheer routines. And, of course, the show isn't all about competition. Kids will also learn about teamwork and the value of loyal friends. If you're a fan of the franchise, you will definitely enjoy #Cheersmack. It's a worthy addition to the series and a great choice for family movie night.

Say Goodbye to Back-to-School Stress and Unwanted Cold Sores - #Giveaway

I can’t wait to get another cold sore, said no one ever. But summer is ending, and that means back-to-school stress is right around the corner. Before you know it, stress is getting the better of you and it’s asking to bring that cold sore back.

On behalf of Quantum Health, makers of Lip Clear Lysine+, a lip treatment and protectant that is proven to cut cold sore healing time in half, we’d like to provide some inspiration for a post about ways to reduce back-to-school stress and prevent cold sores.
  1. Get enough sleep: One of the best stress relievers is a good night’s rest. Try to get seven to nine hours each night. Not only will you get up in the morning ready to face the day, but your immune system will be ready to help prevent cold sores from occurring.
  2. Maintain a healthy diet: An apple a day keeps the cold sore away, and when you eat better, you feel better. Eating healthy helps prevent a cold or a fever, keeping your immune system on point and ready to prevent a cold sore from popping up.
  3. Supplement your diet: A healthy diet is good and supplementing it is even better. Take a high-quality multivitamin and add in a supplement of lysine too. Lysine not only gives your immune system a boost but it fights the formation of cold sores.
  4. Exercise regularly: Exercise makes you stronger and healthier and it’s a great stress reducer too. So rather than take out your stress on your lip, take it out on the court or around the track.
  5. Avoid sun exposure: The summer heat may almost be gone, but that doesn’t mean you’re free from the sun’s effects. UV rays can cause that unwanted breakout to start. When going outside, make sure to put on a hat and use some lip balm with good sun protection such as the Lip Clear Lysine+ Coldstick with SPF-21.

My Thoughts

I hate cold sores. Not only are they painful, they're also embarrassing. I always feel like people are staring at me when I have a cold sore on my lip. It's even worse when I see my kids get one. My six-year seems to get them at least a few times a year, and it can take weeks for them to go away. Lip Clear Lysine is always my go-to choice for treatment.

Lip Clear Lysine is an over-the-counter treatment that gives me the quick results I want. In just a few days, cold sores will improve, and they heal in half the time it usually takes with other treatments. Plus, it glides on smooth, and feels just like lip balm. It doesn't leave any medicine taste on your lips, which makes it much easier to apply to my daughter's lips. One tube lasts for months at a time, and it's available in all my favorite stores. This winter, you can be sure you'll find a tube of Lip Clear Lysine in my medicine cabinet.

The Giveaway

One lucky winner is going to receive a Lip Clear package which includes the Lip Clear ointment and the Lip Clear Coldstick.   To enter, just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway will end 09/09/17 and is open to the US only.  The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to the sponsor for offering this great prize!

Laugh In The Complete First Season

The '60s gave us "in-crowds," "be-ins" and "love-ins," and starting in 1968, the happening place for free-form comedy was Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, broadcast from beautiful downtown Burbank. Straight man Dan Rowan and wisecracking co-host Dick Martin led a gaggle of goofballs through a rapid-fire assault of one-liners, skits, bits and non sequiturs that left viewers in hysterics and disbelief. Anything and anyone in the public eye was a target.  Political correctness?  Forget it!  The off-the-wall groundbreaking, Emmy Award-winning show would go on to anchor the Monday 8 p.m. time slot on NBC until March 12, 1973, transforming both pop culture and the medium of television. 
Following the acclaimed release of LAUGH-IN: THE COMPLETE SERIES (available exclusively through, the TV-DVD archivists at Time Life are making ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON available for classic TV aficionados
and comedy lovers alike.  Comprised of 4 DVDs and 14 complete episodes - 64% of which have never before been available at retail -- the star-studded set delivers audiences to the beginning of the landmark series which became an instant classic and one of the most popular shows in the history of television. 
Flip Wilson as Adam (now residing outside of the Garden of Eden); Tim Conway and Cher as John Smith and Pocahontas; a silent salute to presidential candidate George Wallace; a Mod, Mod World look at the Olympics -- these are just a few of the zaniest things crammed into Season 1.  Also making their appearances for the first time: Goldie Hawn's giggly blonde, Judy Carne's "Sock-It-To-Me" girl, Jo Anne Worley's anti-chicken-joke militant, Ruth Buzzi's perpetually-frustrated spinster and Arte Johnson's "verrry interesting" German soldier.  The biggest news, however, was the first national television appearance of Tiny Tim, the ukulele-toting, falsetto-singing throwback to a bygone era of American pop music.  He made the rest of the cast seem normal -- and Dan and Dick squirm.  The show's first season was also highlighted by long running fan favorite features including "Sock It to Me," "Cocktail Party," the "Joke Wall", and the first appearance of Johnson's elderly Tyrone F. Horneigh and Sammy Davis Jr. introducing the all-time classic sketch "Here Comes the Judge".
ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON includes hours of specially-produced extras, including the rare Laugh-In pilot, an all-new interview with creator and executive producer George Schlatter, 25th Anniversary Cast Reunion Highlights and Laugh-In Bloopers.

My Thoughts

Laugh In was a hilarious show that aired until 1973.  Now it's available for the first time on DVD. You can enjoy television legends like Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, and Tim Conway as they crack jokes and bring to life hilarious skits on the small screen. There are also tons of amazing celebrity guest stars on each episode including Sally Field, Jerry Lewis, Dinah Shore, and many more.  Each scene is fun and original, and something you can watch over and over and it never gets old. In addition to the complete first season, you can also catch the pilot episode and lots of hilarious bloopers.

There are so many amazing aspects of this show. I always loved when they would pop out the boxes and tell jokes. I really miss the old shows with the funny skits like this one. They are so much better then reality shows, and you could watch just one episode and actually be able to follow. TV shows today just don't have the same humor, and the younger generations don't why what they're missing. If you love this television classic, you can grab a copy of Laugh In: The Complete First Season on DVD in stores nationwide or online.

Outdoor Get Togethers Giveaway! 3 Prizes ~ 1 Winner! @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the Outdoor Get Togethers Giveaway!

There is 1 winner for this giveaway. 1 Lucky Winner will receive all 3 prizes pictured above!
This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
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Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views


Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Java John Z’s

Teach My Yoga Mat Set – Hop & Learn Giveaway


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Sabatier 8-Inch Chef Knife

Read My Review Here

MR. BAR-B-Q 3 PC Kickstand Handle Tool Set

Hershey’s S’mores Caddy

1 Lucky Winner Receives All 3 Prizes!


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Friday, August 18, 2017

Her Monthly Membership - Angel’s Package

Your period. This monthly visitor isn't one that you normally look forward to, but the Her Monthly Membership gives you a reason to welcome your monthly friend. Special treats, indulgent beauty items, pretty baubles, and even an assortment of pads and tampons can be shipped to your door each month. Instead of dreading your monthly friend, welcome it with a comforting package to soothe the aches and help those five-seven days pass with a little less hassle. Her Monthly Membership makes it all about pampering YOU.


Her Monthly Membership has several different packages available. My daughter got to try out the Angel Package which is geared specifically to teen girls. The Angel Package sends you a selection of eighteen pads or tampons each month. You can customize these any way you like. Choose from tampons and pads that range from light to heavy flow, and mix and match them any way you like. In addition to the pads and tampons, there are also a few extra goodies thrown into each box. This month's box included the following bonus items:

Know Your Worth Stretch Bracelet
Mini Nail File
Vanilla Lip Balm

As you can see, there's a whole lot of  fun packed into these  boxes as well as convenience. It definitely makes it a little easier to deal with the dreaded Red Tide, especially for teens. My daughter hates buying sanitary products in stores. With this subscription, she doesn't have to because everything she needs is sent right to her door. For as little as $15 a month, you can give yourself a little pampering to help you make it through that time of the month. Choose from six different boxes for women and girls of all ages. If you'd like to learn more about this fantastic subscription box service and all they have to offer, be sure to visit the Her Monthly Membership website or check them out on their social media.

Perfect Toy to Foster a Love of Elephants

There are few animals more majestic, more adored, and sadly, more poached than the elephant. That’s why wildlife organizations across the globe team up for World Elephant Day on August 12. What better way to raise awareness of the importance of protecting these endangers animals, than by introducing kids to the animal through play. We’ve recommend this playful elephant shape sorting toy from Playgro sure to spark a lifelong love of elephants in your little one!

Playgro’s Elephant Shape Sorter is designed to teach shapes, colors and logic, not to mention introduce toddlers to one of the most interesting animals on the planet. The shape sorter is perfect for toddlers, while the brightly colored and numbered shapes are a great counting toy for pre-schoolers. For 12 months+ MSRP: $14.99 Available online at

  • Develop cognitive skills through colors, shapes & numbers
  • Vibrant colors and patterns encourage visual perception
  • Crinkle sound ears offer auditory stimulation
My Thoughts

My son was fascinated by the bright colors and the crinkley ears when he played with them.My girlfriend brought her one year old over and the two of them played together so sweetly with it. My girlfriend actually told me she was going to go out and get one as well. For my son he was trying to put everything in his mouth, but Kenzie was making elephant noises as soon as she saw it, and it was named "Rosie" by the time the playdate was over. Unfortunately my phone was dead so I could not get any photos of them playing with it. We are in the process of moving from North Carolina to New Jersey and we left the toy with my mother. As soon as we get back with the toy, I am sure it will be right back in my son's mouth, and I will get a picture then, and add it to this post. 

Elephants have been a staple in his toys since he was born, and I am looking forward to helping him learn his shapes and colors like Kenzie was. I love that there is also the added benefit of helping promote keeping elephants safe. It really is a beautiful and vibrant toy that I know my son will get a lot of play time out of. The different blocks and the fun elephant shaped head is a lot of fun. This is a great gift idea for someone as well, and it is so reasonably priced.

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Color For Calm 2018 Calendar Review - Add color every day!

Coloring is so relaxing. There is something special about filling in spaces with color. I have been coloring since a child, but nothing like the detailed coloring books that are available these days. I find myself coloring something each day.

The Color For Calm 2018 Calendar is perfect for a quick and easy coloring project, daily. This box style calendar features a new design for every single day. The sheets can be torn off for coloring or left on the stand. I personally would leave the page on the stand then when it is time to change the date, then I would color the previous day that I am removing.

The Color For Calm coloring calendar is filled with patterns, florals, animals, abstracts and fun designs. There are so many to choose from! It makes it exciting to see what the next day coloring pattern is!  I like the variety of images. There are plenty of Mandalas and other intricate designs. I am not too fond of flowers, but the images included are worth coloring.

Besides being a daily calendar, coloring a page a day, does provide a few moments of calm. They have included coloring pencils which are attached to the back of the stand.

One of the enjoyable aspects of this calendar, the daily pages tear out and are one sided! I like to remove them to work on.  The variety from picture to picture includes small very detailed sections to flowing swirls and more! There are seasonal designs within each month too. This book has definitely kept my coloring attention.

It comes with 5 double sided colored pencils, providing 10 colors to work with. The pencils provide the basic colors. They are not the greatest of coloring quality pencils but having them handy is a coloring plus!

I am thrilled to have this Color For Calm Calendar and am looking forward to each day!  This would make an ideal gift for any coloring enthusiast.

Look for Color For Calm at your favorite book store or order online at many book sellers.

Color for Calm All Year Long 2018 by Carrie Stephens

Box Calendar with Colored Pencils attached to Base

Author: Carrie Stephens
Format: Calendar, 316 Pages
ISBN: 9781631063510
Publisher: Rock Point Gift & Stationery
Many thanks to Quarto for providing the review product.
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest and unbiased review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary.