Saturday, August 30, 2014

MEGA BLOKS: Saban's Power Rangers Super MEGAFORCE

We build a lot around here. My kids enjoy taking on new challenges and this month we are going to attempt to build the Power Rangers SUPER MEGAFORCE Sky Ship Showdown by MEGA BLOKS. This awesome project includes 306 pieces that will make 2 different sky ships, the Red Ranger Sky Ship Zord with working side-cannon launcher and Damaras’s evil ship. Also included are super-posable Red Ranger and Damaras micro action figures with weapons. Both ships are combinable with other Mega Bloks Power Rangers Super Megaforce buildable playsets!

This weekend, Power Ranger's fans will celebrate the 4th bi-annual Power Rangers official fan-run convention, Power Morphicon, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. Fans can expect an action-packed experience with the cast of Power Rangers Super Megaforce and a super-charged panel that will reveal an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming season, Power Rangers Dino Charge. For more details, please visit

If you can't make it out to the convention this weekend, you can see all the action during Shout! Factory’s live streaming digital event Power Morphicon LIVE, on Saturday from 11AM PT to 5PM PT, exclusively on

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. As a Saban Brand-Bassador I was offered sample products in order to facilitate my review. These are just my two cents!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Maze Runner!

So many great movies to see this year! Based on the best-selling YA novel by James Dashner, The Maze Runner is an action-adventure film releasing in theaters September 19.

When Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

Official websites - #MazeRunner
Visit the Official Website
Like ‘The Maze Runner’ on Facebook
Follow @MazeRunnerMovie on Twitter

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Disney FROZEN Party on Club Penguin Island!

Disney’s Frozen Comes to Disney Club Penguin
Disney Club Penguin is bringing the magic of “Disney’s Frozen" to Club Penguin Island from August 21 - September 3. During the Frozen Party, members will be able to dress up like their favorite characters from the film, including Olaf, Sven, Anna, Elsa and Kristoff.
Players will start the party by searching for Elsa’s magic snowflakes that are hidden around the island. Once members complete the snowflake quest, they will earn the ability to transform into Olaf or Marshmallow and freeze objects around the island. While players are searching for the snowflakes, Elsa will be constructing her Ice Palace on Club Penguin Island for players to explore. Once the Ice Palace is complete, players will be able to hear a special performance of “Let It Go” when they visit.
During the Frozen Party, Club Penguin and “Disney’s Frozen” fans can:
·         Choose from a number of member-only costumes to dress their penguin characters in, including Olaf, Sven, Anna, Elsa and Kristoff themed outfits
·         Search for seven magic snowflakes that will give members special powers to freeze items around the island. All players can thaw frozen objects by using the heart emote
·         All players can visit Elsa’s Ice Palace igloo to hear a special instrumental performance of “Let it Go,” as well as decorate their own free Ice Palace themed igloo
·         Members will also be able to transform themselves into Marshmallow or Olaf or even create their own snowman Puffle

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

This is Where I Leave You!

I absolutely adore Jason Bateman...ADORE! He is by far one of my favorite comedic actors. He literally makes me laugh out loud. His casual sarcasm reminds me a lot of my own sense of humor and I am so excited to share a new film coming to theaters with an awesome cast of funny actors. Jason Bateman is joined by Tina Fey, Jane Fonda and Dax Shepard in this hilarious film about family and heartache.

When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

In theaters September 19th!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Get Back to School Ready at The Children's Place!

It's that time of year again! The time when we run around frantically trying to get our kids ready to go back to school. Where did the Summer go? I did not see Fall approaching so quickly, but I sure am glad that I can always count on The Children's Place to help me send my kids back to school in style.

The Children's Place offers such a wide variety of styles for kids of all ages. I can always find something to please each of my 3 children. My kids know exactly what they want when it comes to their fashion. My daughter loves dresses, skirts, animal prints and anything pink. I found so many cute pieces for her, not only for back to school, but for any occasion. Camouflage and denim styles are trending this Fall  along with bright patterned skirts, jeggings and hi-low tops. Layering is big this season!

My son's have different taste when it comes to their favorite looks. My youngest son is all about cool elastic waist shorts with licensed graphic tees like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He found a Michelangelo Ninja Turtles hoodie and immediately put it on even though it was a hot August day in So Cal! Luckily, his friend was close by and able to help him zip his new hoodie up. I say "HIS" because once it was on, there was no way I was leaving that store without it!

My oldest son is more into camouflage and graphics tees with funny phrases and images on them. He's a gamer, an athlete and a skateboarder so he can easily find a handful of tees to suit his style. He can never have enough athletic apparel. He always goes straight to the active section of The Children's Place and this season he was so excited to see camouflage active wear. Score! Layering tops is big for boy's this season as well.

I always love uniform shopping for my kids at The Children's Place. I get great quality, great styles and amazing prices! This year the Uniform Shop is offering 40% off styles and there are so many different pieces to choose from. We found ties, sweater vests, cargos, pleated skirts, knee highs, shoes and so much more. Thanks to The Children's Place, we are definitely ready for school. Here's to another great year!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was invited to a store event and given a gift card in order to facilitate this review. These are just my two cents!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

b4 Products in Every Backpack!

My kids went back to school last week, but before we said goodbye to Summer vacation and hello to school, we made sure their backpacks were well stocked with all the necessary tools to make the transition back to school a little easier. I always pack the usual essentials such as crayons, markers, scissors, glue and a ruler. This year, I added a "must have" item in their backpacks and pencil cases. A new hand sanitizer that I am really excited about called b4 Products.
b4 Products is a hand sanitizer that refreshes and cleans all while giving back to the community. b4’s purpose is to change lives through charitable giving. Yes, that’s right — b4 gives back.
b4 gives 50 percent of all profits from sales to children-focused causes. Yes, really! The profits are donated through The Midway Foundation and more than $1.3 million has already been donated to 150 organizations.
 Here are some highlights on b4 Products:
  • The b4 hand sanitizer is specially formulated to kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria
  • Each single-use gel hand sanitizer is packaged in eye-popping, bold colors
  • Hand sanitizer packets can be co-branded – b4 works with companies to customize colors, logos, etc.
  • b4 hand sanitizer moisturizes hands with Vitamin E and aloe  
  • All b4 products are made in the USA
  • b4 is a triclosan-free hand sanitizer
My kids really enjoy the bright colors of each single use gel. I watched them use the gels to clean their hands before having a snack and their friends quickly asked them what the little packs were. Luckily, I had enough to go around and they were an instant hit. Clean hands and fun colors? Score!
I keep a stack of b4 packets in my purse and in the car just in case soap and water is not accessible. b4 hand sanitizers leave your hands smelling fresh and feeling clean.
*b4 is offering a special savings for my readers. Enter promo code: b4health at checkout and receive 15% off any online orders. Orders over $35 receive free shipping

You can find b4 Products in Staples stores this September 20th!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was offered sample products in order to facilitate my review. These are just my two cents!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Move Over Sharknado...Here Comes Barknado!

Fresh off the heels of Shark Week, man's best friend is blowing into town to take a bite out of cable television in the humorous spinoff Barknado! Starting Sunday, the Hub Network will kick off "Bark Week" featuring the cutest animals from "America's Cutest," "It's Me or the Dog," "Bad Dog!" and "Too Cute!" along with dog-themed family movies.

"Bark Week" kicks off Sunday, August 17 with special presentations of the movie "Cats & Dogs" followed by the Animal Planet series "Bad Dog!", "It's Me or the Dog" and "America's Cutest." Beginning Monday, August 18 to Friday, August 22, the Network will also air an episode of Animal Planet's "Too Cute!" followed by a dog-themed family movie. It will cap off each night with an episode of "America's Cutest," an episode of "Bad Dog!" and an episode of "It's Me or The Dog."

"Bark Week" will also give viewers a humorous look into the wonderful world of dogs with fun dog-umentary pieces airing as interstitials throughout the week. Much like the brave explorers of "Shark Week," who lower themselves into shark infested waters in the name of science and learning, the pieces will feature the Hub Network intrepidly entering a dog-infested bark park to study the habits of the domesticated canine it its natural habitat.

Full "Bark Week" Schedule:

Sunday, August 17
8 p.m. ET: "Cats & Dogs"
10 p.m. ET: "Bad Dog!"
11 p.m. ET: "It's Me or the Dog"
12 a.m. ET: "Cats & Dogs"
2 a.m. ET: "America's Cutest"
Monday, August 18
6 p.m. ET: "Too Cute!"
7 p.m. ET: "101 Dalmatians"
9 p.m. ET: "America's Cutest"
10 p.m. ET: "Bad Dog!"
11 p.m. ET: "It's Me or the Dog"

Tuesday, August 19
6 p.m. ET: "Too Cute!"
7 p.m. ET: "102 Dalmatians"
9 p.m. ET: "America's Cutest"
10 p.m. ET: "Bad Dog!"
11 p.m. ET: "It's Me or the Dog"

Wednesday, August 20
6 p.m. ET: "Too Cute!"
7 p.m. ET: "Snow Buddies"
9 p.m. ET: "America's Cutest"
10 p.m. ET: "Bad Dog!"
11 p.m. ET: "It's Me or the Dog"

Thursday, August 21
6 p.m. ET: "Too Cute!"
7 p.m. ET: "Good Boy"
9 p.m. ET: "America's Cutest"
10 p.m. ET: "Bad Dog!"
11 p.m. ET: "It's Me or the Dog"
Friday, August 22
6 p.m. ET: "Too Cute!"
7 p.m. ET: "Scooby-Doo"
9 p.m. ET: "America's Cutest"
10 p.m. ET: "Bad Dog!"
11 p.m. ET: "It's Me or the Dog"