Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fingerlings Baby Monkeys #FingerlingsFriday



Meet Fingerlings Baby Monkeys - a line of six super cute pet robots that come to life with 50+ sweet and silly interactive animations spanning realistic monkey sounds, blinking eyes, head turns, and
​ ​
grip
​ping hands​
.

​K
ids can pet 
​or​
 swing them
​ to see how they react​
, and even blow them kisses or rock them to sleep! 




​S
et to be the next toy craze (think hatchimals circa '16)
​, ​
Fingerlings just 
​launched 
on Friday
​ 8/11
​ for $14.99​
 - and for the first week of sales, WowWee will be donating $1 per unit sold to the animal conservation nonprofit, WildAid



My Thoughts

Fingerlings are adorable little toys that are sure to be the next big craze. These cute little monkeys are pets you can wear on your fingers by using their hands or their tails.  My daughter got to try out Sophie, which is the white monkey. She just loved all the cute noises she makes. There are more than forty different sounds and animations packed into each monkey. Their eyes even open and close.  They are lots of fun to play with, but one of our favorite things about Fingerlings is that they are inspired by real finger monkeys which are an endangered species. Part of the profits in their first week of sales is going to an animal conversation charity.




Fingerlings come in a variety of fun colors including pink, white, purple, blue and black. With so many options, both boys and girls are sure to find one they love. They are small, so they'll make great stocking stuffers this holiday season.  There are no small pieces to lose, and they come with batteries already installed.  Best of all, they are only $14.99 each. They also have some cute play-sets available. If you want to beat the holiday rush, grab one today. They are available now in stores nationwide.

The Poseidon Adventures – Miniseries Blu-ray



The greatest danger is already on board.

The blockbuster phenomenon now becomes a precedent-setting new miniseries that raises the stakes—and the fear factor—in a thrilling adaptation of Paul Gallico’s bestselling passage of unfathomable suspense. 

As the luxury liner Poseidon slices through the waters of an ocean storm, the greatest danger is already on board - a terrorist with an explosive message for the world. Detonated on New Year's Eve, the blast capsizes the ship leaving a motley crew - the madman among them - struggling for survival in this upside-down life-and-death drama.

With an all-star cast, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE is an ingenious mix of breathtaking special effects, heart-pounding human drama, and alarming suspense surpassing all that has come before for sheer epic adventure—level by terrifying level.


My Thoughts

Based off the novel by Paul Gallico, The Poseidon Adventures is about a luxury cruise ship with a terrorist hidden among the passengers. After detonating a bomb, the ship capsizes, and those on board are trapped underneath the water. Even worse, the terrorist himself is among the survivors. The passengers have to struggle for survival against an ocean and a mad man.

As someone who already had a fear of water, I can guarantee that after watching this, I will never be taking a cruise.  This mini-series will have you on the edge of your seat, biting your nails and holding your breath. The special effects were amazing, and the cast all gave stellar performances.  Having it done in a mini-series format was a great idea. They were able to stay much truer to the original story line than if they tried to pack it all into an hour and a half. Overall, a great film I would watch again and again.

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts #Giveaway @stampinup @SMGurusNetwork

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts Giveaway

Welcome to the Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts Giveaway!

This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
There are 3 winners one for each month May kit, June kit, July kit.
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

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

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Java John Z's

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Now let’s get to the sponsor!

Stampin’ Up


Paper Pumpkin

May Paper Pumpkin

May Paper Pumpkin

See review HERE.
Melon

June Paper Pumpkin

See review HERE.
Pumpkin July

July Paper Pumpkin

See review HERE.

~~~~~~~~

GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/10/17.  The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.  If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!

Hump Day #Coupons



FEATURED COUPONS

Save $5.00 on one (1) 4 lb or larger bag of Muse Dry Cat Food, any variety 

Earn $3.00 when you purchase Huggies® Diapers, Pull-Ups® Training Pants OR GoodNites® 

COUPONS.COM

Save $1.00 any TWO (2) Happy Baby or Happy Tot snacks
Save $1.50 One (1) pint of Breyers delights
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) ORTEGA Products
Save $1.00 On Any TWO (2) Welch's Fruit Snacks, Fruit ?n Yogurt™ Snacks or Fruit Rolls (8oz or larger bag or 6ct or larger box)
Save $1.00 on ONE (1) Olive Garden Salad Dressing product (any size)
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE PACKAGE of any Annie's™ Organic Yogurt
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Phillips Colon Health product (24ct or larger)
Save $1.00 on TWO (2) packages of EZ Foil Pans (Available at Walmart)
Save $0.50 On any Colgate Toothpaste (3.0 oz or larger)
Save $1.00 On ONE (1) Psssst! Dry Shampoo full size (Available at Walmart)
Save $3.00 on any (1) AVEENO Face Moisturizer, Cream or Treatment product (excludes trial/travel and clearance products)
Save $5.00 on any TWO (2) BIC Disposable Razor Packs (excludes trial and travel sizes)
Save $2.00 on any six (6) 3 oz cans or 2.1 oz broths of Muse Wet Cat Food
Save $5.00 on one (1) 4 lb or larger bag of Muse Dry Cat Food, any variety


SAVINGSTAR

Save 40¢ On any ONE (1) Mahatma® Rice Mix.Expires 9/15/2017.Save $0.40.(Only at Walmart)


SMARTSOURCE (CANADA)

Save $1.50 when you buy any ONE Herbal Essences® Shampoo AND ONE Herbal Essences® Conditioner, Styler OR Treatment Product (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save 50¢ when you buy any ONE Always® Pantiliners Product (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save 75¢ when you buy any ONE Tampax® Pocket Pearl Product (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save 75¢ when you buy any ONE Always® Infinity® Product (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save 50¢ when you buy any ONE Always® Ultra Extra Heavy Night Pad (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save 75¢ when you buy any ONE Always® OR Tampax® Radiant Product (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save 50¢ when you buy any ONE Charmin® toilet paper (12 double rolls or more ) (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save 50¢ when you buy any ONE Bounty® napkins OR paper towels (6 rolls or more) (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save $2.00 when you buy any ONE Pampers® Cruisers Diapers (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save $2.00 when you buy any ONE Pampers® Swaddlers Diapers (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save $1.50 when you buy any ONE Pampers® Baby Dry Diapers (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save $2.00 when you buy any ONE Pampers® Training Pants (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save $1.00 when you buy any ONE Pampers® Pack of Wipes (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save $3.00 when you buy any THREE Gain® products (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save $1.00 when you buy any ONE Pantene® Hair Care Product (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save 75¢ when you buy any ONE Olay® Bar, Body Wash OR Body Lotion Product (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)
Save $1.00 when you buy any ONE Tide®, Gain®, Downy® OR Bounce® Product (excludes trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs)


HOPSTER

Save $3.00 on any ONE (1) DerMend Product. Unlock when you complete 1 Ferndale Laboratories, Inc activity.
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Hilary's product. Unlock when you complete 1 DEW - Drink Eat Well, LLC activity.
Save $3.00 off any TWO (2) BAGS or K-CUP® BOXES of Community® Coffee


IBOTTA

Earn $2.00 when you purchase MorningStar Farms® Frozen Veggie Pulled Pork
Earn $0.50 when you purchase Similac® Go & Grow Pouches
Earn $2.00 when you purchase Go & Grow by Similac® Toddler Drink
Earn $2.50 when you purchase Windex® Original Glass Cleaner & Mainstays™ 5’’x 7’’ Linear Frame Combo
Earn $0.75 when you purchase Disney Frozen® Cheese
Earn $0.75 when you purchase Duracell® Batteries
Earn $2.00 when you purchase SlimFast® Advanced Nutrition Smoothie
Earn $1.50 when you purchase SlimFast® Advanced Nutrition Shakes
Earn $1.00 when you purchase SlimFast® Original Shake or Shake Mix
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Kona Brewing Co.®
Earn $1.50 when you purchase Milk-Bone® Farmer's Medley™ Dog Treats
Earn $1.00 when you purchase 1893™ from the makers of Pepsi-Cola®
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Lemon Lemon™ Sparkling Lemonade
Earn $1.00 when you purchase IZZE Fusions™
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Diet Coke® & Wheat Thins Combo
Earn $0.50 when you purchase Pure Leaf® Tea
Earn $10.00 when you purchase August Smart Lock
Earn $10.00 when you purchase August Doorbell Cam
Earn $10.00 when you purchase August Smart Lock
Earn $10.00 when you purchase August Doorbell Cam
Earn $10.00 when you purchase August Smart Lock
Earn $10.00 when you purchase August Doorbell Cam
Earn $10.00 when you purchase August Smart Lock
Earn $10.00 when you purchase August Doorbell Cam
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Lantana® Hummus
Earn $0.25 when you purchase Martha White® Baking Mixes
Earn $3.00 when you purchase Huggies® Diapers, Pull-Ups® Training Pants OR GoodNites®
Earn $2.00 when you purchase Lindsay® 100% California Olive Oil
Earn $2.00 when you purchase Lindsay® 100% California Olive Oil
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Jack Link's® Beef Jerky
Earn $1.50 when you purchase Jack Link's® Extra Tender
Earn $0.75 when you purchase Gatorade® Protein Shakes
Earn $0.50 when you purchase Girl Scout Cookie™ Inspired Baking Mix
Earn $2.00 when you purchase Villa Massa Limoncello
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Coca-Cola Brands & Wheat Thins Combo
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Samuel Adams® OctoberFest
Earn $2.00 when you purchase Samuel Adams® OctoberFest
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Samuel Adams® OctoberFest
Earn $0.50 when you purchase Gold Peak® Tea
Earn $0.50 when you purchase Gold Peak® Tea
Earn $0.00 when you purchase 20% cash back at Hallmark Gold Crown
Earn $0.00 when you purchase 20% cash back at Hallmark Gold Crown
Earn $1.00 when you purchase DaVinci® Pasta
Earn $0.75 when you purchase Zout® Stain Remover
Earn $1.00 when you purchase L’Oréal Paris® Infallible Paints Eyeliner or Eye Shadow Products
Earn $2.00 when you purchase L’Oréal Paris® Cosmetic Face Products
Earn $0.75 when you purchase Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Clover Sonoma Yogurt
Earn $0.75 when you purchase Clover Sonoma Non-GMO Milk
Earn $0.50 when you purchase Cascadian Farm™ Organic Granola Cereal
Earn $0.75 when you purchase [ yellow tail ]® Wine
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Butterball® Ground Turkey
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Horizon Organic® Good & Go!
Earn $0.75 when you purchase Green Valley Organics® Lactose Free Cream Cheese
Earn $0.75 when you purchase Green Valley Organics® Lactose Free Sour Cream
Earn $1.50 when you purchase Redwood Hill Farm® Goat Milk Yogurt
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Green Valley Organics® Yogurt
Earn $4.00 when you purchase Banyan Reserve Vodka
Earn $1.25 when you purchase Bundle Organics™ Juices For Expecting & Nursing Moms
Earn $2.00 when you purchase Bundle Organics™ Pregnancy & Lactation Support Teas
Earn $0.50 when you purchase Ortega® Crispy Taco Toppers
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Caribou Iced Coffee®
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Caribou Iced Coffee®
Earn $1.00 when you purchase SunnyD® Pouches
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Mamma Chia® Organic Chia Vitality Granola Clusters
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Mamma Chia® Organic Chia Energy Beverage
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Mamma Chia® Organic Chia Vitality Beverage
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Mamma Chia® Organic Chia Squeeze 4-Packs
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Odom's Tennessee Pride® Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Moe's® Breakfast Bowls
Earn $0.75 when you purchase all® POWERCORE® PACS
Earn $2.00 when you purchase all® POWERCORE® PACS
Earn $2.00 when you purchase L’Oréal Paris® Lip Products
Earn $0.50 when you purchase Purex® Crystals™
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Hershey's® Cookie Layer Crunch
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Jack Daniel's® Barbecue Sauce
Earn $0.50 when you purchase Gatorade® Thirst Quencher
Earn $0.75 when you purchase Ortega® Good Grains Blue Corn Taco Shells
Earn $0.25 when you purchase Toothpaste - Any Brand
Earn $0.00 when you purchase Amazon Fresh- Free Trial
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Buddig™ Original Lunchmeat
Earn $0.00 when you purchase 2% cash back at Best Buy
Earn $0.75 when you purchase Suave® Body Wash



SAMPLES

Your Choice of Free Maple Holistics Samples
Free Gleen Electronics Cleaning Cloth
Free WellPath Gym Bag, T-Shirt & More

SWEEPS
Win up to 1 Million Plenti Points

Win Dippin' Dots Home Delivery and $500 Gift Cards

Win Two 2018 Jeep Wrangler JLs worth $100,000

COUPONS

Irish Spring Body Wash for $0.25 at CVS

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Back to School Craft - Create Magical Fairy Wands with Westcott Hot Glue Guns

My family is always looking for a way to bring a little magic into our lives. One of our favorite ways to accomplish this is by making our own fairy wands. This simple craft is easy, affordable, and fun for kids of all ages. Even some adults will enjoy creating their own wand. Just follow the simple steps below and see how easy it is to create something magical.


What You Need

Westcott Glue Gum
Glue Sticks
Sticks/Twigs
Acrylic Paint
Paint Brushes
Glitter (Optional)
Anything Else You Want-Rocks, Seashells, Crystals, Stickers,Etc



Step 1 - Gather Sticks 

Gathering your sticks and twigs is completely free and will give you some time out in nature. Go for a walk in the park, nature trail, or anywhere else where trees are plentiful. When choosing your sticks for your wands, be selective. You don't want anything too thick because it will be hard to grip. If they are too thin, they will break easily. Also avoid a lot of bark as this will chip off after you decorate them. Finally, make sure to check for insects.


Step 2 - Paint

The next step to creating your wands is to paint them. Be sure to lay down newsletter or old towels over your work area as this can get messy. Acrylic paint works best, but anything you have on hand should be fine. Just avoid oil paint, because I learned the hard way that it never dries on wood!   Depending on the color you select and the color of your stick, you may need to apply two or three coats. Lighter colors typically need three. Allow the wand to dry thoroughly before moving on to the next coat. With acrylic paint, it only takes about ten to fifteen minutes for each coat to dry.


Step 3 - Glitter

If you decide to use glitter, you will need to do this before the final coat of paint drys. This is very important because it's the only way to get the glitter to stick. I use glitter that comes in a little shaker. You can usually find these in the dollar store. There are three or four colors in a pack. Simply sprinkle the glitter along the wand, but be sure to do it over some type of container so you can dispose of the excess glitter easily. This part is optional and will depend on the design you are working on.


Step 4 - Decorate

This is the really fun part. There are unlimited ways you can decorate your fairy wand. You can use polished stones, pieces from broken jewelry, buttons, or just about anything else you find in your craft box.  The only limit is your imagination. The most important part of this step is finding a good glue gun.  You want your decorations to stay in place when kids are playing with them. The Westcott Hot Glue Gun is my favorite. They heat up quickly, and turn red when they are ready  to use.   Best of all, their glue holds everything firmly in place. Their hot glue pen is perfect for any tiny additions you want to add to your wand. They won't get covered in glue, and you won't get your fingers burned. Here are just a few examples of the types of wands you can create.

Crystal Wand

Fairy Wand
Good Luck wand



Chakra Wand
Drift Wood Wand (Unpainted)

Well, there you go. Beautiful fairy wands that only take about half an hour to make. They are a great craft for birthday parties or rainy summer days.  Best of all, this is a craft that your children will actually play with long after they are completed.  My kids have a whole collection and even my teen daughter still enjoys making them.


To see more fun craft ideas like this one, be sure to visit Westcott Creativators. Look for Westcott Glue Guns & Pens at Michael's.



Murdoch Mysteries Season 10


One of Acorn’s most popular series, MURDOCH MYSTERIES debuts Season 10 on DVD/Blu-ray on August 15, 2017 from Acorn TV, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. Garnering more than two dozen Gemini® nominations and the sole 2016 ‘Fan’s Choice Award’ at the Canadian Screen Awards for Yannick Bisson, Murdoch Mysteries has found a huge audience in North America for its period charm, entertaining mysteries, and likeable characters. Set in Toronto in the late 1890s and early 1900s during the age of invention, the mystery series centers on Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical and dashing detective, who enlists radical new forensic techniques like fingerprinting, ultraviolet light, and trace evidence to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. The DVD 5-Disc and Blu-ray 4-Disc sets each feature 18 episodes and bonus making-of featurettes ($59.99 each, Amazon.com). Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter), Acorn TV is the premier North American streaming service for world-class TV from Britain and beyond and debuted Season 10 in January 2017. Murdoch Mysteries first aired on City and CBC Television in Canada and also airs, after Acorn TV, on the Ovation Channel in the U.S. as The Artful Detective.

Smart and engaging, this award-winning Canadian series returns as Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye) and his friends solve new mysteries in Edwardian-era Toronto. In Season 10, Dr. Julia Ogden (Gemini® winner Hélène Joy, Durham County) deals with post-traumatic stress from her near-death experience; Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris, Hatching, Matching & Dispatching) faces relationship problems; Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig, Where the Heart Is) gets caught up with a passion for soccer; and morgue attendant Rebecca James (Mouna Traoré, Carrie) determinedly pursues her medical education.

As Murdoch and his team face murdered debutantes and cutthroat athletes amid historical events like the Great Toronto Fire of 1904, old enemies come back to haunt them. Along the way, they encounter some of the greatest minds of the time, including horror author H.P. Lovecraft and inventor Reginald Fessenden. Guest stars include Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey), Ari Millen (Orphan Black), Peter Keleghan (The Red Green Show), and singer Alan Doyle

My Thoughts


Murdoch Mysteries is one of my favorite crime based shows. I love period drama, and I love learning about criminal investigations. This show combines both in a late 1890 - early 1900 setting. You'll learn how forensics experts solved the cases before they had the help of computers and DNA.  The cast of characters are funny, interesting, and diverse. This season includes 18 new episodes. 

Great Balls of Fire Part 1 - Several women are interested in a wealthy bachelor, but one of them turns up dead.

Great Balls of Fire Part 2 - Another women is killed and a fire makes it hard to investigate.

A Study in Pink - Murdoch's old friend turned private investigator Pink gets himself in trouble. 

Concocting a Killer - An old case is re-opened and Murdoch realized he may have sent the wrong man to prison.

Jagged Little Pill - Murdoch is investigating the poisoning of a businessman while Rebecca questions the suicide of a fellow student. 

Bend it Like Brackenreid - Murdoch investigates the death of a football player.

Painted Ladies - Several men are found dead with telltale lipstick smudges that lead Murdoch to question a dancer.

Weekend at Murdoch's - Murdoch pretends a victim is still alive to try to catch the killer.

Excitable Chap - A killer in costume lurks around the city.

Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas - Christmas starts out slow until a pair of bombers crash a party.

The Devil Inside - Murdoch has a killer who claims the devil made him do it.

A Murdog Mystery - Murdoch investigates the death of a champion dog.

From Murdoch to Eternity - Murdoch develops a tonic that restores vitality and seeks a partner.

Hades Hath No Fury - An explosion may be connected to a women Murdoch is already investigating.

Master Lovecraft - A young girl is killed and Murdoch suspects a group of teenagers.

Hot Wheels of Thunder - A roller-skating champion is killed and her competitors are suspects.

Hell to Pay - Murdoch finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy when when a danger asks for help. 
All of episodes are a bit on the dark side, but they are always tempered with humor. Both the costumes and the sets are realistic and really help to paint a picture of the time period.   This series is definitely a refreshing switch from the norm, and I'm looking forward to watching the  next season. If you want to take the advantage of a full set of amazing old world  stories, than this is the box set for you. You can order Murdoch Mysteries: Season 10 on DVD on Acorn Media or amazon.