Archives for March 26, 2015

OGOBILD toys for building animation fun!

Inside Animate

Looking for something fun, creative and will spark imagination in kids? OGOBILD + Animate is the answer! This Kit combines constructive play with stop motion animation movie making. I love how this one teaches the basics of stop motion animation. Kids can even share their finished films with their friends and family. This really is so creative!

This is a lot of fun and I recommend for all kids ages 6+. I like that it isn’t complicated and it is fun for both boys and girls. OGOBILD BITS are also sold separately and are also fun! They are really cool characters that your child can create. My son and I had a blast with this one! This really is a Must-Have for upcoming Spring Break! To find out more, check out the website!

More info:

The OGOBILD with Animate It! Kit contains a building kit with OGOBILD construction parts, instruction book introducing stop motion animation, a steady-mount webcam, and software certificate for the Animate It! Express software.
  Warning: Product rated for ages 6+. Package may contain small parts.
 Find online at the OGOSTORE. You can also find out store retailers near you.


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

Hoppy Paws for Easter!


Looking to make the Easter special for kids or decorate for a party? Hoppy Paws Easter Bunny footprints is the perfect way to do just that! Decorate indoor and outdoor surfaces using Hoppy Paws‘ stamp kit to create a fun Spring holiday for kids using safe, non-toxic, biodegradable ink. The best part is it washes off using only water- no mess, no fuss. Hoppy Paws are just $6.99.

We received a free sample and haven’t used these yet. We are planning to use this one for Easter! You may remember that we received the Leprechaun set for the past St. Patrick’s Day. We can’t wait to use this one for Easter! So much fun for younger kids! 


Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this holiday post. Photo Credit: Hoppy Paws.

All Mascara is Not Created Equal by Jessica Landmon This gift book makes a great read to pass along to a sister, daughter or friend. GIVEAWAY Opportunity!

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“This book is [more of] a woman-to-woman guidebook for life.”—-Jessica Landmon

I am sharing with you,  the release of Jessica Landmon’s first book, All Mascara is Not Created Equal (February 2014, Women Get Real Press). I recently had the chance to read this book and really recommend it. It’s refreshing, insightful and fun to read!

More about the book:

All Mascara is Not Equal takes spirituality to the modern woman. Tackling issues such as body image, fear, depression and many others, Landmon has tips that are practical, spiritual and apply to any struggle in between.


Originally written to help her daughter counter the social media haze of today’s pop culture, Landmon has now expanded the book to all women readers. With God’s faith leading her, she hopes to be a “life changer” for every woman that reads or hears her words.

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Jessica is the founder of Women Get Real Ministries and devotes her life to addressing women’s issues such as anxiety, fear and faith in a Godly manner that enlightens the lives around her. She has ministered women;s groups for over a decade and hopes to bring as many women as possible into Christ. Jessica loves what she does and plans to continue her work for as long as God has her her work in His image. She is happily married and blessed with two wonderful children. She currently resides in Southbury, Connecticut. For more information about her and her ministry work, go to

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win a copy of this wonderful book! To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is March 30th, 2015 at noon PST. US and Canada.

Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to participate in the Book Blog Tour.

Ozeri 3-Piece Adjustable Ceramic Knife Stand A Kitchen Must-Have!


Looking for a modern looking Knife Holder?

This is a very lightweight but durable knife stand and since it is so lightweight, it is easy to transport and move around. I like that you don’t have to put it together and that you can also buy the 3 set knives (it is designed for the Ozeri Elite Chef 3-Piece Ceramic Knife Set, with separate spaces for a 3″, 6″ and 9″ knife) to go with it. It looks quite stylish and very modern and takes up so little space! A Must-Have in the Kitchen! It stands securely on a flat surface such as the Kitchen Counter. Just keep out of reach of young children.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample of this product in exchange for an unbiased review.



More info:

  • Holds up to 3 kitchen knives, each with a protective enclosure that prevents blade damage from contact with other knives.
  • Adjusts from flush to an angled position so that the knife handles can be staggered or arranged in a row.
  • Made of durable acrylic with a reflective black veneer.

You can purchase on It is Sold by Moderna Housewares LLC and Fulfilled by Amazon.

Self Disclosure: I received a free product for review purposes. Photo Credit: Ozeri.

Baskin-Robbins Celebrates 70 Years with Celebrate 31 Guests are invited to enjoy discounted $1.31 ice cream scoops and $3.31 Classic Two-Scoop Sundaes on Tuesday, March 31st at participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide

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Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, today announced the kick-off of a festive “Celebrate 31” promotion to help celebrate the brand’s 70th birthday throughout the year. On Tuesday, March 31st at participating Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide, guests can enjoy any 2.5 or 4 oz. scoop of ice cream in a cup or a cone for $1.31 per scoop and Baskin-Robbins’ Classic Two-Scoop Sundae for $3.31.* Additionally, Baskin-Robbins will offer other sweet frozen treat deals on each 31st of the month through the end of the year.


Guests can enjoy this special “Celebrate 31” deal on their favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors, including classics like Pralines ‘n Cream, Very Berry Strawberry, Rocky Road, Mint Chocolate Chip and World Class® Chocolate. Baskin-Robbins’ Classic Two-Scoop Sundae includes two scoops of a guest’s favorite ice cream topped with caramel, hot fudge or strawberry topping and finished with a dollop of whipped cream, nuts and a cherry.


“Since its founding in 1945, Baskin-Robbins has been all about flavor variety and innovation, so we’re excited to celebrate our 31-flavor heritage with guests through our ‘Celebrate 31’ promotion all year long,” said John Costello, President, Global Marketing and Innovation for Dunkin’ Brands. “This special promotion gives us an opportunity to celebrate our 70th birthday and thank our guests for their loyalty by offering special deals on our most popular ice cream flavors and frozen treats throughout the year.”


In addition, Baskin-Robbins is offering guests its Bunny Roll Cake and Flower Garden Cake this month, for the perfect addition to any spring-themed party. The Bunny Roll Cake is decorated with bunny ears and a cute cotton-tail, and the Flower Garden Cake features a colorful array of spring flowers. Both cakes can be customized to include any ice cream and cake flavor combination to fit guests’ spring time needs. The cakes are available at participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide and can be pre-ordered in-store or online through the brand’s online cake ordering website.


For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of ice cream flavors and frozen desserts, visit or follow us on Facebook (, Twitter ( or Pinterest (


* Offer valid on March 31st. Participation may vary. Sundae offer does not include Banana Royale, Banana Split, Brownie Sundae or Layered Sundaes. Scoop offer good on every size scoop. Waffle cones and toppings are extra. Cannot be combined with other offers. Plus applicable tax.

I know where my son and I will be on Tuesday!


About Baskin-Robbins

Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s 36th annual Franchise 500(r) ranking in 2014, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream and soft serve, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 7,500 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,200 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Photo Credit: Baskin Robbins. Review coming soon! Stay tuned!


Universal CityWalk Races onto the Scene with a Furious 7 Takeover Featuring Advance Screenings of the Highly-Anticipated Furious 7, a Fast & Furious Movie Marathon, a Display of Race Cars from the Film and Original Wardrobe Display Advance Screenings of Furious 7 Begin on Thursday, April 2

Universal CityWalk revs up for a turbo-charged takeover with Universal Pictures’ Furious 7, featuring a flurry of activity in support of the film’s April 3 release, including a Fast & Furious movie marathon at the AMC Theatres, an exclusive first-look at Furious 7’s 1967 Camaro and an original costume display, including attire worn by Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in the new action thriller.

As the choice L.A. destination to see the latest installment in the Fast & Furious film series, Universal CityWalk’s AMC Theatres will jump-start the excitement with advance screenings of Furious 7 starting at select times every seven minutes after the hour beginning on Thursday, April 2.  The AMC Theatres will also bridge the gap to this latest film with an exciting two-day movie marathon at CityWalk, featuring all previous six Fast & Furious films on Tuesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 2.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the advance screening of Furious 7 and the Fast & Furious movie marathon at the AMC Universal CityWalk Theatres and IMAX, visit

The exciting Furious 7 takeover also provides guests with an exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with genuine artifacts from the new movie, including the 1967 Camaro that character Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) drives. Located on CityWalk, outside the AMC Theatre, the grey muscle car—with its 500 horsepower and 4×4 tires—offers fans a picture perfect photo opp through Sunday, April 5.

Authentic wardrobe worn by Dominic “Dom” Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) will also be on display exclusively at the AMC Theatres from Friday, March 20 through Friday, April 10.

The non-stop action and charged atmosphere shift into high gear as CityWalk’s state of the art outdoor concert venue, “5 Towers,” celebrates the Furious 7 takeover with a D.J. party spinning songs from the film series’ entire music library, including new sounds from the latest movie soundtrack as part of the opening weekend festivities from Thursday, April 2 through Saturday, April 4.

Universal Studios Hollywood will join in on the takeover as the theme park prepares to introduce its all-original thrill ride “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” on Thursday, June 25.

“Fast & Furious—Supercharged” is a technologically advanced, epic ride that reunites stars from the Fast & Furiousseries in a groundbreaking mega-attraction, conceived as a new installment to the dynamic Fast & Furious films that can only be experienced at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.  Featuring characters made famous by Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” will catapult guests into the high-stakes underground world of fast cars in a harrowing escapade—at perceived speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour—to save one of their own from an international crime cartel.

Located within Universal Plaza, a convergence of original Fast & Furious prop cars will be on display for guests and fans of the film series, including Dom’s 1970 Dodger Charger R/T.  The black, V8-powered car first appeared in The Fast and the Furious and has been a mainstay in every action-packed film since. The grey 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner that Dom first drove in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift will also be on display, along with the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that belonged to Letty in Fast & Furious 6.  The car display will be available throughout the summer.

For a behind-the-scenes look at “Fast & Furious—Supercharged,” please click here. The 90-second footage offers insightful perspective on the making of this adrenaline-charged attraction along with interviews with Fast & Furious franchise cast members and stars of the ride, including Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson.

More information about Universal CityWalk is available at Regular updates also can be found on CityWalk’s Twitter @CityWalkLA, Facebook page Universal CityWalk Hollywood and Instagram @CityWalkLA.Join the conversation online using #FastFuriousRide, and for the latest news, ‘Like’ Universal Studios Hollywood onFacebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter at @UniStudios.

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A. SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk  entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.  World-class rides and attractions include the incredibly popular 3D Ultra-HD adventure, “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and immersive “Super Silly Fun Land,” the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” the intense, award-winning ride, “King Kong 360 3-D” on the behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, “Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride” and “Jurassic Park® —The Ride.” As part of its milestone 50th anniversary celebration in 2015, Universal Studios Hollywood will debut a slate of dynamic new attractions including the electrifying 3D-HD thrill ride, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” as the grand finale to the famed Studio Tour, “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and the “Nighttime Studio Tour,” offering evening tours of the iconic movie backlot every weekend this summer and on select nights.