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Have you see the movie “The Secret Life of Pets” yet? I took my son while it was still in theaters, and we both enjoyed it. I thought it was going to be another movie that you, as a parent, sat through because you love your kid- but it was super cute, and I even laughed out loud a few times. I’m all for shows and movies everyone can watch (and that go beyond simple “endurance” as a parent). If you’ve not seen this one yet- do. It’s fun. And it has a great message too, without being at all preachy.

It’s available in stores everywhere as of December 6, so you can go get your copy any time you want.  (It’s a great holiday gift, as well.) Here is a trailer of the movie, in case you haven’t seen any yet.

My son was eleted when the movie came- and he was even more excited when he saw it came with a Secret Life of Pets poster as well. He even got a hat and stickers- perfect for this holiday season. He (of course) immediately popped the movie in. We also watched it together over the weekend when daddy was around.


Neither he nor I had a favorite character, they were all fun. Max, of course, was great- but there would be no movie without Duke or Gidget, and Pops is too much. It’s hard to talk about why we love the characters without giving away the movie- best just to watch it. Another reason to get a copy of the movie is that The Secret Life of Pets DVD or Blue Ray comes with 3 Mini Movies as well as features nearly an hour of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies: the all-new Norman Television and Weenie PLUS Mower Minions which debuted in theaters.

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The main premise of the movie is “Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?” Find out what these pets are up to when their owners head out. The same people who created Despicable Me made this one, so you know it will be funny.


One of the reasons the movie was so funny? The all-star voice cast had to have a hand in it, I think.  This includes Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan, and Albert Brooks.

We received the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Target Exclusive featuring 4 pages of decals. The combo pack comes with the Blu-ray,  DVD, and a Digital copy. Plus, you can decorate your room, car, office, laptop, or wall with 4 pages of decals featuring main characters and their funny personalities.

One of you can win a copy of your own- feel free to enter using the RC form below. Good luck! Ends Dec. 30, 2016.

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Win a Copy of Nine Lives #CatHomeMovieNight #NineLives #NineLivesInsiders


An all-star cast, a collection of cats, whats not to love? Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, and Christopher Walken star in this purr-fect family comedy. Nine Lives is sure to make a cat-lover out of everyone as you and your family enjoy all of Mr. FuzzyPants’ hijinks! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment just let this cat out of the bag- grab your copy today.

About the movie-

Nine Lives [Blu-ray] 02454327496 Movies Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner and Christopher Walken star in this purr-fect family comedy! Billionaire Tom Brand’s (Spacey) workaholic lifestyle has distanced him from his beautiful wife Lara (Garner) and adoring daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman). Hoping to make amends, Tom buys Rebecca a cat for her birthday. But a bizarre event lands Tom inside the cat’s body. Now, Tom must either cough up proof that he’s a loving dad – or he’ll spend the rest of his life coughing up hairballs in this hilarious romp directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (“Men in Black” films).

Featurettes: “Letting The Cat Out Of The Bag: The Making Of ‘Nine Lives'”, “Russian for Herding Cats”.

Features- Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken, Malina Weissman.


We recently sat down for a family night in, and gave the movie a watch. My son had been wanting to see it. He loved it, and it was not as bad as I thought it would be (look, as an adult, not every kid movie is up my alley, ok? Let’s just be honest.) There were parts I was amused by, and even though it was coney, it was cute. He has watched it quite a few times. He has watched the movie a few times now- mostly with our pets.

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While the movie didn’t get the best reviews with critics, I have to tell you it was better then I thought it was be. It wasn’t one of those “painful to watch” kid movies. My son really enjoyed it, and your kids will as well, if they are cat lovers. It was silly, it was schtick-y, it has all that physical humor kids like- it was cute.


The cats liked it as well- but how couldn’t she, right? They also loved all the cat goodies that 9 Lives sent for them to play with- so they can “get into the movie” themselves.


Too bad the bowls didn’t say “Mr. Fuzzypants” like the kitty in the movie  🙂 My son loved that name. See, the cheese- factor goes over super well with the kiddos, LOL.

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One of you can win a copy of the movie for yourselves- feel free to enter via the RC code below. Good luck! Ends Dec. 16, 2016.
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WIN Ice Age: Collision Course #ScratInSpace #CollisionCourse

Have your kids seen the new movie, Ice Age: Collision Course, yet? My son watched it over and over as soon as the DVD arrived- he really enjoys this series.

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Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

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The cast includes returning favorites as well as some new voices, including Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Adam Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Wanda Sykes, Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Strahan, Melissa Rauch, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

We had a great family night in watching the movie. My son likes Scrat the best (always chasing that acorn) and Sid as well, while I prefer cantankerous Manny.  He’s just being practical, after all. He was very excited when he saw the new movie had arrived, and it came on a good day- he wasn’t feeling very well, and had stayed home from school that day.

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He snuggled up under the Ice Age blanket, which was super soft and fluffy, and got ready for the show to start. I was hoping he would nod off, but no such luck, lol. My son says his favorite parts include “the crystals”, but I won’t say any more just in case you have not seen the movie yet- no spoilers, LOL. You also get to meet the daughter of Manny and his wife, who has a surprise of her own to shock (and upset) her dad with.

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Nothing sets off the minds of curious, passionate kids quite like space.
Visit HERE to join Scrat on an educational journey through our galaxy! Where kids can have a fun and immersive experience, that puts them into the captain’s chair and shows them what it would be like to be in space with Scrat!

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My son loved checking out the night sky himself to see what Scrat saw- are your kids at all interested in space or the constellations? He was so excited with the new Smithsonian telescope- it was an upgrade from his last one. He got some ideas of where to look from his new star gazing book as well. What’s not to love about National Geographic?

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One of you can win a copy of the movie for your own family- just feel free to enter to win using the RC form below. Good luck! Ends Dec. 1, 2016.
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WIN Trolls TruMoo Halloween Sweepstakes Prize Pack #DreamWorksTrolls

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Are your kids excited to see the soon to be released film, Trolls? The film has partnered with TruMoo Chocolate Milk to create TruMoo Chocolate and Orange Scream milks featuring Poppy and Branch from the new Trolls movie- fun, yes?

TruMoo has also launched the TruMoo Halloween Sweepstakes where you can enter codes found on caps of specially marked TruMoo milk products for a chance to win a family cruise plus weekly Trolls prizes.


Now for a limited time, TruMoo Chocolate and Orange Scream milks feature Poppy and Branch from the new Trolls movie. Whether served in a glass or incorporated in creative recipes like Poppy’s Orange Scream Pudding Parfaits, “Trollicious” Chocolate Cheesecake Dip and Truly Colorful Crepes, every little Troll and Bergen will be asking for more.


Enter the TruMoo Halloween Sweepstakes for a chance to win a DreamWorks Experience Cruise! Just enter codes found on caps of specially marked TruMoo milk, and your family could win a DreamWorks Experience Royal Caribbean Cruise plus weekly Trolls prizes!

Sweepstakes ends on 11/16/16 at 11:59:59 a.m. PT. For complete Official Rules, go online to

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TROLLS – In Theaters November 4

From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs.

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious curmudgeonly Branch (Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Together, this mismatched duo embarks on a rescue mission full of adventure and mishaps – trying to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.

Utilizing music to further the film’s narrative, the Trolls soundtrack is produced by Justin Timberlake and features five original songs including songs by Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Anna Kendrick and Gwen Stefani, in addition to a number of classic hits from the ‘60s through the ‘80s.

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Russell Brand, Zooey Deschanel, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Quvenzhané Wallis, with John Cleese and Gwen Stefani

Directed By: Mike Mitchell; Co-Director: Walt Dohrn

Produced By: Gina Shay

One (1) winner receives

  • $25 Visa gift card to see TROLLS in theaters
  • TruMoo-branded thermos (valued at $30)
  • Coupon for free Trolls-branded “Orange-Scream” TruMoo milk

Please feel free to enter by using the RC code below. Ends Nov. 14, 2016. Good luck! (I fixed the issues from Oct. 25th- I’m so sorry for all of you who tried to use the RC on that date and could not, please accept my apologies! It’s fixed now, thank you!)
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3D Coin Art Review and Giveaway!

Use Your Spare Change to Create a Work of Art!

3D Coin Art Is Fun For All Ages

We had so much fun with this flag! This might be considered a toy, but really it is also a learning experience and a piece of artwork, all rolled into one! My son really enjoyed looking around the house for loose change, and in his piggy bank, to fill this piece of art up!

Saving loose is a great way to learn money management and how important saving money really is, even if it is ONLY coins! Those coins can really add up! This 3D Coin Art takes something we should all already be doing and makes it extra fun!  3D Coin Art™ by New York City-based NSI International Inc. is an innovative way to create amazing 3D works of art out of coins. It’s a puzzle AND a bank all in one! Your kids can create a model that is built with spare change!

3D Coin Art Is Fun For All Ages

There are two really neat pieces of artwork to choose from either the American Flag or the Empire State Building. The American Flag is awesome and I would also love to see the Empire State Building put together. Can you imagine how beautiful that would be? Seems weird to say “beautiful” in relation to coins, but I think that is what it would be.

We did not have enough change to fill the entire thing right off the bat – so we are really looking forward to filling it up completely. Right now, my son it displayed even without the full set of coins and it looks great!

They make it SUPER simple to fill the flag from start to finish!

Fill the coin wells using the Easy To Follow diagrams!

3D Coin Art Is Fun For All Ages

Use Pennies to form The red stripes

3D Coin Art Is Fun For All Ages

Use Nickels to make the white stripes

3D Coin Art Is Fun For All Ages

Use Dimes as our flag’s sparkling stars!

3D Coin Art Is Fun For All Ages

You can pick up the 3D Coin Art United States Flag for only USD $19.99 + $8.99 P&H. There is a 10% discount on all additional United States Flags ordered, plus $8.99 P&H. You can get the 3D Coin Art Empire State Building from Toys R Us too!

3D Coin Art Is Fun For All Ages


One lucky winner will receive a 3D Coin Art Flag and 3D Coin Art Empire State Building (ARV $40). To enter, leave a comment on this post and then just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm on 9/28/16. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was given a sample of the Super Wubble in exchange for my honest opinions. All opinions are mine and mine only – no opinions are ever influenced by samples or compensation for a review.

Super Wubble Bubble Ball Review and Giveaway!

Super Wubble Bubble Ball Review & Giveaway

The Super Wubble Bubble Ball is a kid’s toy that looks like a giant translucent bubble. But instead of floating away and popping, it provided us with hours of fun and is so strong you can even sit on it! And believe me, we tested its limits!

The all new Super Wubble Bubble ball is made with Xpandium, our incredible new material that is stronger, more tear-resistant and patchable with the included emergency repair kit. It’s still just as squishy, stretchy and fun as ever, but now it can withstand even more play! The included battery-operated pump inflates the Super Wubble Bubble ball in minutes. When you’re finished playing, you can even deflate Super Wubble Bubble ball and put it away for next time.

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Super Wubble Bubble:

  • Looks like a bubble, plays like a ball
  • Xpandium is super-stretchy and super-strong
  • Squishy, stretchy and fun
  • Battery-operated pump included
  • Ball easily deflates for storage
  • Pump requires 4 AA batteries (not included)

You need to make sure that you have NEW batteries because the pump requires them without a doubt. With the nozzle firmly in place, I attached the pump and hit the switch. If your Wubble is not airing up, you probably do not have the nozzle in far enough. It took about 3 minutes to inflate to the recommended size of a little under 3 feet. After removing the pump and nozzle, and making sure the valve was depressed into the balloon, the Super Wubble Bubble Ball was ready to go!

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According to the “About” page, the Wubble is made from “top-secret super-thermo-stretch-tacular stuff.” They go on to elaborate by saying it’s a specially engineered synthetic rubber that contains no PVCs, latex, BPAs, pthalates (a plastics hardener), or other “yucky stuff.” And of course – we love the no “yucky stuff” right?

Overall, we were very happy with the Wubble ball. It gaves us hours of fun, laughing, and more fun. And if eventually it pops, the company has a lifetime guarantee that they will replace the ball! We would definitely recommend this toy to people who are looking for something fun to play with, especially indoors.

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Jay Franco And Sons Spider-Man Collection Review And Giveaway

Jay Franco And Sons Spider-Man Collection Review And Giveaway

I recently got the chance to review Jay Franco & Sons Spider-Man Collection which includes a Spider-Man Pillow Buddy, Spider-Man Hooded Beach Poncho, and a Spider-Man ZippySack.  Especially if your kiddo loves spider-man. You do not want to miss out on these amazing Spider-Man goodies – so don’t forget to enter to win your very own.

Our Spider-Man Pillow Buddy goes everywhere with us – in the car, on long walks outside, and to bed every night. My son loves his pillow buddy and plays with him non-stop. I love the size, look, and the fact that the Spider-Man Pillow Buddy is very easy for children of all ages to hold onto. Plus, he is super squishable.


The Spider-Man Hooded Beach Poncho makes bath times easy and enjoyable for those who weren’t always a fan of bathtimes. They will be now. The Spider-Man Hooded Beach Poncho is best for young kids, perhaps 5 and younger, because of the size. The Poncho is easy, soft, and fun to wear. You can not beat this bright hooded poncho that will last your children years of use whether at home or the beach.

My son loved the ZippySack. The ZippySack fit just like a fitted sheet does, and it’s fleece material was soft and warm for him all night long. It was so nice to go into his room the next morning and see his sheets still snuggly on the bed.  ZippySack stayed in place all night. The ZippySack is so easy to open and to make the bed later. If you ever wanted your kids to ENJOY making their bed – you need a zippysack.


You will love these products for your kids as much as I have for my son. RaffleCopter is an easy way for you to enter to win these amazing Spider-Man products.

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If it’s the Snow White tale you’re looking for, discover the story that came before in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, coming to Digital HD on August 2, 2016 and 4K Ultra HDTM, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on August 23, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Huntsman: Winter’s War on Blu-ray™ and DVD includes an all-new extended edition of the epic action-adventure, plus exclusive bonus features that reveal the movie’s behind-the-scenes secrets.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War stars Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury RoadMonster) as the evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Emily Blunt: SicarioEdge of Tomorrow) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love. As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between good and evil is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Chris Hemsworth: ThorStar Trek Into Darkness). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain: The Martian,The Help) — the only woman who has ever captured his heart — Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity.

One of you can win a copy of your own- just feel free to enter using the RC form below. Good luck! Ends 9/16/16
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