Archives for April 14, 2016

Pley Offers New, Lower-Cost Subscription and More Toys Than Ever Before!


Do you have a child who loves legos or other toys? Looking for a way to try these toys out and buy if you like them? Then Pley may be for you!

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Pley is thrilled to announce the introduction of a new, lower-cost program enabling even more kids to rent educational toys, and an even wider catalog that includes toys for preschoolers and toddlers.
Launched with a portfolio of 500+ construction toys including the latest LEGO and K’NEX sets, Pley has announced its expansion into preschool products as well as a  brand-new, $19.99 per month plan.
We had the opportunity to try it out and my son is still in the process of building a Lego Sydney Opera House. This is a really cool way to try out the legos and see if we want to keep them!
There are many benefits of Pley! I like that the toys can be rented and less clutter! I also love that it is for both  boys and  girls!
To find out more about Pley, go to or call (888) 812-8749.
About Pley:
Pley is the leading toy rental company, offering the coolest toys while helping parents save money, reduce clutter and conserve the environment. With a variety of subscription types, members can choose from over 500 toys and never be bored of their toys again. Once they finish playing, they simply swap out their toy for another one and enjoy unlimited fun.
Self Disclosure: I received a free trial subscription to facilitate this post.

Cookie Jar Doughnuts are at Krispy Kreme!

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I love doughnuts and I love cookies so I was thrilled to visit my favorite doughnut place, Krispy Kreme to try their latest Cookie Jar doughnuts. You don’t want to miss these delicious doughnuts! The flavors are Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Oreo Cookies & Kreme and Snickerdoodle. They are all really yummy!

My favorite is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!

If you love chocolate chip cookie dough and doughnuts, you will love this one!


These are only available for a short period of time, so don’t miss out!

Check out Krispy Kreme for more information!

Self Disclosure: I received free coupons to try out these delicious doughnuts.

THE SHIP THAT HAS OUTLASTED TIME: The Queen Mary Celebrates 80 Years of Public Life New Churchill Paintings Exhibit and Public Events Planned


No other ship of her era remains in public service, or is recognized around the world for its engineering and design advances, or continues to attract thousands of visitors each month as does the venerable Queen Mary ( Launched by King George V and his consort Queen Mary on Scotland’s River Clyde in 1934, the world’s most advanced passenger ship of the time endured over two years of ‘fitting-out’ before making her debut on the world stage. It is estimated that over 60 million people have been personally ‘touched’ by the ship since that premiere sailing – or Maiden Voyage. That voyage that will be celebrated again by contemporary ship enthusiasts, VIPs and the public – May 26 through May 28, 2016.

Indeed, the Queen Mary has outlasted time. The ship’s legacy, historical worth and cultural influences continue to impress over a million on-board visitors each year. To commemorate the ship’s eight-decades of star performances the BBC, BBC Four, Smithsonian Channel and Scottish Television Productions have co-produced a new hour-long documentary that is set for global distribution coordinated with the 80th Anniversary of the Maiden Voyage. The documentary tells the ship’s story as interpreted by those whose lives were immutably changed by being aboard as a passenger, crew member or wartime ‘guest.’

The ship’s WWII service – and the ferrying of over 800,000 Allied personnel during those dark days – saw the glamor of her 1936 debut set aside in favor of navy gray. Her Blue Riband speed awards now served to outrun lurking Nazi U-boats, eager to seize the bounty Hitler had placed on her. That incomparable speed and the skills of her captains and crews assured that every voyage was safely completed, including those involving the 20th century’s most illustrious statesman, The Right Honourable Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965). Known and revered for his political acumen, wartime leadership and personal courage – Churchill had a love affair with the Queen Mary that pre-dated her launch and continued until his passing.

NEW CHURCHILL EXHIBIT: As part of the 80th Anniversary of the Maiden Voyage, the Queen Mary will dedicate a new gallery space on the ship to host the first-ever exhibition of paintings by Sir Winston Churchill. The gallery will be dedicated May 26 by his great-grandson Randolph Churchill.

AN EVENING WITH CHURCHILL: In further celebration of the ship’s anniversary and the connection to Sir Winston, a gala dinner event – open to the public – is planned. Presenters will include Randolph Churchill and Lord Alan Watson (MP), a respected Churchill expert and author.

80TH MAIDEN VOYAGE PUBLIC DAY: The ship’s company, Randolph Churchill and others will officially recognize the Queen Mary’s 80th Anniversary – May 27. “The Queen Mary’s eighty years of public service includes 49 years as the iconic symbol for the City of Long Beach and its world-class harbor. The ship’s notoriety and global recognition have continued since her retirement from sea-duty. As we celebrate her legacy and cherish all who have sailed or worked on the ship – we are also looking forward to new and bright horizons – as the Queen Mary, the ship that has outlasted time, continues her career as the world’s most beloved ocean liner,” said Queen Mary General Manager, John Jenkins.





For information concerning ticket purchases to anniversary events, free public day scheduled events and other details, please visit:

For More Churchill Paintings Information, go here.

About the Queen Mary
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary ( features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary features award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 346 staterooms.

Find The Queen Mary is here:


Credit: The Queen Mary.

Enter to Win: Kellie Pickler Get in Shape for Summer Sweepstakes


Enter for your chance to win a work out prize pack full of Kellie Pickler’s favorites to get in shape for the summer! The grand prize package, sponsored by Rockin’ Refuel, includes:

  • $1,000 to use to meet your fitness goals, whether it be yoga, CrossFit or barre, the winner can customize to their own interests
  • $500 gift card to spend on a new workout wardrobe
  • $1,000 retailer gift card to fuel your healthy lifestyle
  • Wireless headphones
  • Fitness tracker
  • Kellie Pickler memorabilia – autographed The Woman I Am CD
  • Year’s supply of Rockin’ Refuel Lean Builder to be sent quarterly

Total value estimated at $3,270!


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To enter the Rockin’ Refuel Get in Shape for Summer Sweepstakes with Kellie Pickler, follow the instructions online here: The sweepstakes is now live online until 11:59 p.m. CT, April 27th.

Credit:  Rockin’ Refuel.