Archives for October 2013

DISNEY CHANNEL stars and their Halloween Pumpkins! Happy Halloween!

CANDICE HUCKEBA, MADDIE WHITBY, MORGAN TOMPKINS, JAKE WHETTER BENJAMIN KING JOEY BRAGG KALI ROCHA TENZING NORGAY TRAINOR DOVE CAMERON  MICK FRANCESCA CAPALDI  G. HANNELIUS KEVIN CHAMBERLIN PEYTON LIST    KARAN BRAR    CAMERON BOYCE    SKAI JACKSON    ROSS LYNCH, RAINI RODRIGUEZ, LAURA MARANO, CALUM WORTHY

Photos: RADIO DISNEY – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Rick Rowell)
CANDICE HUCKEBA, MADDIE WHITBY, MORGAN TOMPKINS, JAKE WHETTER
LIV AND MADDIE – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Tony Rivetti)
BENJAMIN KING
LIV AND MADDIE – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Tony Rivetti)
JOEY BRAGG
LIV AND MADDIE – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Tony Rivetti)
KALI ROCHA
LIV AND MADDIE – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Tony Rivetti)
TENZING NORGAY TRAINOR
LIV AND MADDIE – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Tony Rivetti)
DOVE CAMERON
DOG WITH A BLOG – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Tony Rivetti)
MICK
DOG WITH A BLOG – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Tony Rivetti)
FRANCESCA CAPALDI
DOG WITH A BLOG – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Tony Rivetti)
G. HANNELIUS
JESSIE – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Tony Rivetti)
KEVIN CHAMBERLIN
JESSIE – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Tony Rivetti)
PEYTON LIST
JESSIE – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Tony Rivetti)
KARAN BRAR
JESSIE – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Tony Rivetti)
CAMERON BOYCE
JESSIE – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Tony Rivetti)
SKAI JACKSON
AUSTIN & ALLY – Disney Channel stars and Radio Disney On-air personalities celebrate “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun, by creating their very own Jack-o’-lanterns. (DISNEY CHANNEL/Ron Tom)
ROSS LYNCH, RAINI RODRIGUEZ, LAURA MARANO, CALUM WORTHY
Photo Credit: Disney Channel

Captain No Beard~ An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life by Carole P. Roman

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Looking for a fun and engaging book for younger children? Captain No Beard is a fun book for children ages 3-6. Follow along on the imaginative and creative adventures of Captain No Beard and his fun loving crew which includes animals such as Linus the loud-mouthed lion and Mongo the mast-climbing monkey. A great bed time story! I give this one a thumbs up! Find this book on Amazon.com. Check out the Author’s website!

Self Disclosure: I received this book free to facilitate this review but any opinions are my own.

Skin Care Products from mark. Perfect for the upcoming Winter Season!

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Looking for a wonderful lightly scented skin care line up for the upcoming holiday season? mark. has you covered! I just love the New Snowdrop Flower line up! The Get Misty Snowdrop Flower Body Mist is refreshing and it really hydrates my skin. I just love the light scent. It retails for $12.00. The Whipped Up Body Butter is rich in vitamins and skin conditioners and I love using this one after a bath because it really leaves my skin soft. Retails for $10.00. I also received the Three’s a Charm in the Snowdrop Flower fragrance and this 3-in-1 Cleanser is a Mom-must-have! It can be used as a body wash, daily-use shampoo and my favorite use..the bubble bath! I know my hands really get dried out in the Winter, so the Hand It Over Super Moisture Hand Cream is really great for the upcoming season! It leaves my hands so soft! It is so affordable too at a price of $4.00. But, my favorite is the Just Buffing Snowdrop Flower Body Exfoliator! This one both cleanses and gently polishes the skin! Retails for $10.00. All products can be found at mark.  They are a special limited edition, so don’t miss them!

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Self Disclosure: I received products to facilitate this review but any opinions are my own.

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to set your clocks back this weekend! Tick Tocktastic tips inspired by Tickety Toc

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The Unexpected Homeschooler by Diana Starr Giveaway Opportunity!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Unexpected Homeschooler by Diana R. Starr

The Unexpected Homeschooler

by Diana R. Starr

Giveaway ends October 31, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

Floppy The Mystery Dog And The New Kid Giveaway Opportunity!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Floppy the Mystery Dog and the New Kid by Denise A. Bloomfield

Floppy the Mystery Dog and the New Kid

by Denise A. Bloomfield

Giveaway ends October 31, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

New Room On The Broom Games app from Magic Light Pictures Fun for young children at Halloween and anytime!

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There’s room on the broom for everyone in this high quality game app for 3–7-year-olds, featuring beautiful design based on Alex Scheffler’s original illustrations.  Offering children a safe, entertaining and interactive experience they can enjoy time and time again, Room on the Broom Games provides eight imaginative activities that players can interact and explore within, while practicing early learning skills such as counting, creativity and literacy.   Collectively,the games explore the world of Room on the Broom, complementing the experience of reading the book and watching the film. Key characters are featured and players get to help them fly, eat and explore their world. Designed to ensure players and parents feel comfortable and safe in the digital space, there are no in-app purchases.

 

The new Room on the Broom Games interactive app is available through the iTunes store for iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone and iPod Touch; and on GooglePlay and Amazon for Android devices, priced at $4.99.

 

Julia Donaldson comments, “‘When Magic Light first mentioned to me the idea of producing a game offering children a different way to engage with the Room on the Broom characters, I was confident that they would produce another beautiful high-quality product to sit alongside their films and merchandise. The games have been especially designed to echo traditional children’s games of observation and memory and are a lovely addition to the world of Room on the Broom.” She adds, “ My own favorites are feeding fries to the dragon and creating constellations of stars!”

 

Axel Scheffler added,  “I’m delighted to see how my original artwork has been used to create such beautifully produced games that give children the opportunity to explore the world of Room on the Broom in a whole new way.”

I had the opportunity to try out this creative and fun app and was quite impressed with how creative it it! I loved the creating constellations of stars and young children will have so much fun with this app! I just love the characters! My favorite is the Cat!

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Fans can play with their favorite characters—Witch, Cat, Dog, Bird, Frog and Dragon in these magical games:

 

  • Join the stars – Fly through the air and connect all the sparkly stars to find the right image!
  • Find the hat – The Witch has lost her hat! Is it behind the tree? Help Dog find the hat in the woods.
  • Windy day collecting game – It’s a windy day and Cat needs help collecting a few things, will you help? Be careful not to miss them!
  • Find the bow – The Witch has lost her bow! Is it in the hay? Help Bird find the bow in the field.
  • Find the wand – The Witch has lost her wand! Is it under the lily pad? Help Frog find the wand in the pond.
  • Drawing with stars – Light up your imagination by creating pictures in the night sky. Place the numbered stars where you wish and watch the witch transform it into a dot-to-dot picture.
  • Dragon loves fries – The Dragon is hungry and is planning to have fries for his dinner! Feed the dragon fries and avoid the other falling objects from the sky!
  • Fly the magnificent broom – Whoosh! Join the gang on the magnificent broom and fly through the starry night sky. Take control and steer the broom to collect letters, which spell out a word!

Additional Room on the Broom products include:

Room on the Broom books from Penguin Group.  Hardcover (SRP: $16.99) and Board Book (SRP: $6.99) versions are available wherever books are sold.  I also received this book and it’s such a cute story!

   Room on the Broom DVD from NCircle Entertainment, available at Barnes & Noble, Target and Walmart, Toys”R”Us, amazon.com, Kmart (SRP: $9.99).  Named “Best Animated Short” by the Toronto International Film Festival Kid’s Festival, beautiful CGI animation brings the book’s drawings to life under the direction of Max Lang & Jan Lachauer.  Gillian Anderson (The X Files) provides the voice of the witch; while Timothy Spall of Harry Potter fame, lends his voice to the dragon. Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) narrates the story, which also features the recognizable voices of Martin Clunes, Rob Brydon, Sally Hawkins and David Walliams portraying the helpful animals that comprise the witch’s family.

Room on the Broom plush from Kids Preferred, available at barnesandnoble.com.  Witch, Dragon and Cat are perfect for kids of all ages. These surface-washable, soft and moveable plush, help kids to bring the classic story to life with their own twists and imagination. The lovable Witch is 15 inches (SRP: $12.95), Dragon is 8 inches and Cat is 7.5 inches (pricing currently unavailable). I also received the Witch and she is just  perfect for Halloween!

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FYI: Watch out for a special Halloween broadcast of this multiple award-winning animated movie in its first U.S. broadcast slots on 24-hour preschool network Sprout, airing on Oct 30, 31, Nov 29 and Dec 7.

AND – check out The Room on the Broom website for some fun FREE activities including how to make your own wand, a “can you find” challenge, help Witch through the maze to find her bow, and a fun word search puzzle.

Follow Room on the Broom on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roomonthebroomus

For more information visit: www.roomonthebroom.com/us/game

Self Disclosure: I received products to feature this giveaway but any opinions are my own.

 

The Hanging Tree by Michael Phillip Cash Enter this Giveaway! If You Dare!

Author, Michael Phillip Cash is introducing arrival of his new novella, The Hanging Tree with a new giveaway just in time for Halloween. 
Don’t dare to miss this one!I know I can’t wait to read it!

 

Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life.
Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by
dating someone he does not approve. Under the moonlit sky in Long Island,
Arielle and her boyfriend meet beneath the infamous hanging tree. The couple’s
destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are
determined by an ancient curse. Will her future be determined by the past or
will Arielle’s choices alter the course of her life?

Along with a copy of his book, he is giving away a $50 Amazon card or Paypal cash!  Enter below for your chance to win, if you dare.

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Disclosure: Author, Michael Phillip Cash is sponsoring this giveaway. SoCal City Kids and the blogs co-hosting this event are not responsible for prize shipment.
This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or and other social media outlet.
Giveaway is open World Wide.
Giveaway ends: Nov. 8, 2013 at 12 AM MST
Winner has 48 hours to respond after notification via e-mail or  forfeit prize and another winner will be drawn.