Archives for October 5, 2016

Anaheim GardenWalk Supports the Eclectic Orange County Arts Scene with Art on the Walk Event Beginning October 14th Multi-Sensory Event Features Live Music, Dancers and More— Highlighting Artists from Local Universities, Art Associations and Schools

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Anaheim GardenWalk, a premier entertainment and dining destination in Orange County, will kick off its new Art on the Walk program with an interactive event on October 14.

 

The program is designed to give back to the community by showcasing the work of Southern California’s most talented artists throughout the Anaheim GardenWalk property.

 

The launch event will feature live entertainment including dance and musical performances from Sean Oliu, one of the six finalists on the NBC/ Telemundo program LA Vos Kids, the Spanish version of The Voice, an acoustic set at the House of Blues and a live four-piece band, My Guilty Pleasures, featuring rock and R&B classics. Artists participating in the event include: Artists Republic Gallery, students and teachers from Fairmont Private Schools, Chapman University and the Anaheim Elementary School District, the Anaheim Family YMCA in collaboration with ‘Stamp Pop’, Anaheim Art Association, Downtown Anaheim Association, Squared Co and Melina Ahmadzadeh, Graphic Design & Illustration. Of special note is a collection shown by Mike Stanley and Alyja Kalinich featuring the works of noted Russian painter, Nicolay Paskevich.

 

WHY:                     Anaheim GardenWalk is dedicated to supporting the community by providing opportunities for non-profit organizations, school and universities, and emerging artists to showcase their art to the hundreds of thousands of guests that visit the property each year.

 

WHEN:                  Friday, October 14, 2016 from 6 to 10 p.m.

 

WHERE:                                Anaheim GardenWalk: 400 West Disney Way, Anaheim, CA 92802

 

 

 

CONTACT:              For more information, visit http://www.anaheimgardenwalk.com

Credit:   Anaheim GardenWalk

DNA Miracles® products are a Must this Fall!

I just love these high-quality natural body care and wellness products for babies and children!

Here are a few of our favorite DNA Miracles Products!

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DNA Home Solutions Bundle with Bottles: Price $39:95

Your little miracle needs a clean and safe environment to grow up healthy and strong. Make cleaning a breeze with DNA Miracles Home Solutions Bundle with reusable bottles, and let the products do all the hard work for you. To keep your home squeaky-clean, each bundle includes packs for a Nursery + Playroom Cleaner, Fruit + Veggie Wash, Spot + Stain Remover and Bottle + Dish Soap. Cleaning agents derived from plant substances and compounds leave no harsh residue or fumes. Non-toxic, biodegradable, and Phosphate free.

What I really like about these products is that they are reusable, easy to use and there are no harsh chemicals! My absolute favorite is the Bottle + Dish Soap!

 

DNA Miracles Natural Diaper Cream: Price: $17.95

DNA Miracles Natural Diaper Cream is a natural, nontoxic cream, specially formulated to moisturize, soothe and protect your baby’s most sensitive areas. This cream helps seal out wetness and insulate against irritation to keep your baby’s skin soft and smooth-looking, while supporting normal skin barrier functions to help keep the skin hydrated.

I do not have a little one in the home but this was a hit with my niece! 

 

DNA Miracles Natural Hydrating Lotion: Price: $15.95

DNA Miracles Natural Hydrating Baby Lotion is a natural, non-toxic body lotion, specially formulated to moisturize your baby’s face and body, and help soothe minor skin irritations. Moisturizes with a combination of emollients and herbal extracts for skin that looks and feels smoother and softer, while supporting normal skin barrier functions to help keep the skin hydrated. Gentle on baby’s sensitive skin and suitable for newborn use, this lotion helps moisturize and soothe your baby’s skin.

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 DNA Miracles Natural Foaming Wash & Shampoo: Price: $13.95

DNA Miracles Natural Foaming Wash & Shampoo is a natural, gentle, non-toxic body cleanser and shampoo specially formulated for your baby’s delicate skin and hair. Gently cleanses, moisturizes and conditions the skin and hair with surfactants derived from coconut oil. Suitable for newborn use.

DNA Miracles Natural Soothing Ointment: Price: $22.50

DNA Miracles Natural Soothing Ointment is a nontoxic formula strong enough to soothe and yet gentle enough for the softest skin. Using natural ingredients like willow herb and coconut oil, this ointment protects your child’s sensitive skin while locking in much-needed moisture. DNA Miracles Natural Soothing Ointment helps keep your baby’s skin healthy and hydrated while providing soothing comfort.

 

 

DNA Miracles Chewable Multivitamin – 30 servings ($19.95): Children can sometimes be picky when it comes to eating right and getting the nutrients they need from their food alone. With DNA Miracles® Chewable Multivitamin, you can rest assured it’s packed with essential vitamins and minerals to support your child’s healthy growth and development. Included are vitamin D for the bones, and vitamins C and E, plus zinc, providing antioxidant defense to support the immune system*These delicious mixed berry chewable tablets will make vitamin time your little miracle’s favorite time!

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You can purchase them here.

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post.

Tim Burton charms again in the hilarious and intense Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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Tim Burton graces us with his latest fantastic film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children based on the novel by Ransom Riggs. The story features a young man, Jacob finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time. The danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “Tim Burton, once again, excels in one main category – special effects. Despite CGI now creeping into every film, I love how he makes some monsters look like stop-motion animation. This makes them feel realistic and is a fantastic choice.” Na’im S. adds, “If you like movies that start off with a big action scene and keep that momentum going throughout the whole movie, you should definitely go check this movie out.” See their full reviews below.

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

By Gerry O., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 14

 

 

 

If you are looking for hilarious comedy, intense action scenes, spectacular visual effects, original and unique camera shots, exciting but unexpected story – there is only one film that combines all of these so perfectly and that is: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

 

There are so many elements that create this master piece. A lot of the film contains wonderful and original humor, but also balances it out with drama and intense scenes. The main story also contains strong elements of romance that is spectacular due to wonderful acting and a beautiful script.

 

The story begins when Jake (Asa Butterfield), as a teenager, loses his grandfather. His grandfather’s dying words are to find someone and talk to them about something. This of course is confusing to him and he decides to convince his parents to take a vacation to Wales to find out if all the bedtime stories his grandpa told him about peculiar children with magical-like powers are true. He finds out that there is a very big danger to the children and the home and he is the only one that can possibly stop it. The only question – is he up to the task and is it real?

 

Tim Burton, once again, excels in one main category – special effects. Despite CGI now creeping into every film, I love how he makes some monsters look like stop-motion animation. This makes them feel realistic and is a fantastic choice. The rest of the monsters and special effects can only be described as stunning with stunning detail and realistic looking characters. That isn’t the only great thing about this film though. There is also a legendary and complex story with many twists and turns that keeps your attention and keeps bringing unexpected additions to the plot. The actors truly make the story come to life and excel in their roles. From comedy scenes, to romance scenes, each feels realistic and natural.

 

Speaking of scenes, my favorite would be when they take a giant sunken cruise ship and resurface it. I choose this scene for one main reason – the special effects. Even though the whole sequence lasts less than five minutes, it will leave you in awe as they take a hundred foot long ship and launch it back from the bottom of the ocean. This scene shows how much effort creators really put into the special effects for the movie – this moment is truly a centerpiece.

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children may seem like a great family friendly film, but it is far from that. There is some gore and graphic scenes so it is inappropriate for young children. I recommend it for ages 12 to 18. I give this film 5 out of 5 stars simply because it is so spectacular from the acting, to the exciting story and, of course, to the phenomenal special effects.

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Na’im S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11

 

 

 

 

If you like movies that start off with a big action scene and keep that momentum going throughout the whole movie, you should definitely go check this movie out. Director Tim Burton uses really exotic and unusual special effects that make you feel like you are back in the mid 1900s when the movie takes place. If you watch this movie, you might feel like you are on a big adventure with the Peculiar Children.

 

This movie is about this boy named Jake (Asa Butterfield) whose uncle was killed by one of the evil Peculiars. Jake’s uncle gave him a message right before he died to go to see Miss Peregrine and all the Peculiars. Jake goes on a journey with his father, back in time, to Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children. Jake meets a bunch of different Peculiar Children and they go on a quest to save Miss Peregrine and all the others. The head of the Evil Peculiars, Barron (Samuel L. Jackson) is hungry for human eye balls, which is the only thing that can keep Barron looking human. Barron has the ability of looking like anyone in the world which really throws everyone off in the beginning and ending of the movie. Also Barron has a special peculiarity which really helps him but it hurts others.

 

What is really interesting about this movie is how one character really steps up and leads the team of Peculiar Children to fight the Evil Peculiars. It is nice to see how someone can go from being shy to being a leader.

 

I recommend this movie for 10 to 18-year-olds. Adults will also love this movie because of the thrills and suspense it contains. I do not recommend it for younger kids because it is very scary in some parts and they would probably get very frightened.

 

I give this movie 5 out of 5 solid gold stars for its suspense, thrills and humor and because it makes you want to keep watching to the very end.

Credit: KIDS FIRST!