Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rio 2 Flies Into Homes on Blu-ray & DVD {Review}

My family really enjoyed the original Rio movie so we were excited to get a chance to see Rio 2 when it was released last week. My husband, my 9 year old and I all chuckled our way through the fun story that revisits Blu and Jewel, who now have a family of their own. The movie is so colorful and lively with lots of musical numbers that will have everyone singing along! My 9 year old liked it so much, he invited some friends over to watch it the next day. I was busy with chores and could hear them all laughing throughout the show. My husband and I liked the movie but the kids really seem to find it extra funny!
Rio 2 is available to own now on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD. The DVD comes with some fun extras but the Blu-ray is absolutely jam-packed with nearly andhour ad a half of bonus content. There's a deleted scene, character auditions sing-along and dance-along songs and so much more. It even includes 15 exclusive level of Angry Birds Rio!

Get ready to shake your tail feathers! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you deep into the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest for the most fun you’ll have all summer, as RIO 2 debuts on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD July 15. Just in time for summer vacation, this “hilarious family adventure” (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview) will samba its way into your home with exciting bonus features and extras everyone will enjoy. Projected to eclipse more than $490 million worldwide at the box office, the animated hit is the must-own family title of the season. 

Disclosure - I received the product mentioned free of charge for the purpose of review. Opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Cereal and Milk - Still Best Friends After All These Years {Giveaway}

What do Bert & Ernie, Forrest & Jenny and Thelma & Louise have in common? They go together like a bowl of cereal and milk of course! For the 78 per cent of Canadians who eat cereal for breakfast, cereal and milk are practically inseparable. In fact, according to the Kellogg’s Cereal & Milk Survey, 85 per cent of cereal lovers say they can’t have one without the other.

Although it’s clear that Cereal & Milk are best friends in a bowl, the survey revealed that across Canada, star-crossed cereal lovers actually disagree on the ideal cereal to milk ratio. Forty per cent (40%) say that one third of the bowl should be filled with milk. Thirty per cent (30%) maintain that you should add milk only until your cereal begins to float. And a small but mighty six per cent (6%) of cereal experts are adamant that there should be more milk than cereal in the bowl.

I fit into the 30 percent that adds milk until the cereal begins to float. How do you enjoy your cereal? Check out the infographic below for some fun facts about cereal and milk:
In my opinion, nobody knows cereal better than Kellogg's so I'm thrilled to offer a wonderful Kellogg's prize pack to one lucky winner*. Enter using the giveaway form below. All entries are optional so you can choose how you want to enter but remember, the more ways you enter, the better your chance of being the lucky winner! If you are chosen as the winner, your information will be shared with Kellogg's solely for the purpose of prize fulfillment. Canada only!
*Prize may not be exactly as shown

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer Fun Is Finally Here #KinderMom

For me, Canada Day represents the real start of summer, so now that we've made it past that milestone I finally feel like summer is here. This summer is going to be very different around our house because my oldest son won't be around. He flew out on Canada Day to spend the summer with his grandparents in Nova Scotia. This is his first time traveling by himself and by far the longest time he will ever be away from us. Even though it was really hard to say goodbye to him, I know he will have an amazing summer full of memories.

Here at home, we decided we wanted to make a summer full of memories as well so we made a summer bucket list. We each added a few things we want to do in the next two months and hopefully we can get everything checked off by the end of the summer. Here's our list:

1. Meet the penguins at Calgary Zoo
2. Get lost in a corn maze
3. View some fireworks
4. Try a new flavour of ice cream
5. Visit a U-Pick
6. Catch a fish in 5 different lakes
7. Have a water balloon fight
8. Eat a food we've never eaten before
9. Hike up a mountain
10. Visit a waterfall
11. Watch a sunrise together
12. Learn about and find 3 constellations
13. Sleep in a tent

Many of the things on our list involve road trips. Thankfully, I've learned a few things about road tripping with kids over the years. There are some items you just have to have when you're stuck in a car for several hours with the little ones. We always bring neck pillows for comfort, wet wipes for messes and Kinder Surprise eggs for fun and food!

What are your summer plans?

*Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation withthis group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

Monday, April 28, 2014

I'm Heading To Stars on Ice Courtesy of Jergens Skin Care {Giveaway}

I grew up watching figure skating on television so I was thrilled when Jergens invited me to attend the Stars On Ice show when it visits Edmonton next month. I saw the show a few years ago and was so impressed. It's fun to watch talented skaters on TV but it's truly spectacular to see them perform live! If you're in Edmonton, the show will be hitting town on May 9th so pick up your tickets soon. You can check dates across the country HERE.

I also received a generous selection of Jergens products to try out. Jergens Ultra Care Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer is a body lotion loaded with vitamins to help nourish your skin. It's a nice, thick cream with a very light scent. When you apply this lotion, it doesn't absorb right into your skin and disappear. You can feel the silky moisture for a long time.
Jergens Natural Glow is a lotion that gradually darkens skin tone over three days. It's available for both body and face and in two shades - Fair to Medium & Medium to Tan. You apply it as you would any bodyor face lotion but go lightly on your elbows, knees and ankles. I was surprised that this product was white. I was expecting it to be brown but it looks just like regular lotion. It has odour blocking technology to avoid the usual self-tanner scent.
Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream is a body moisturizer intended to transform your skin. It does for your body, what BB cream does for your face. It hydrates, illuminates, evens, firms and corrects your skin. This cream is tinted but sheer and comes in two tones, one for light skin and one for darker skin. It has a really nice, feminine scent that I love!
Jergens has been kind enough to supply a second gift basket for me to giveaway to a lucky reader! The winner will receive the exact same basket as me. Enter using the widget below. You can choose which entries you want to complete and be sure to come back each day for a free daily entry!
 *Disclosure - I received the products mentioned free of charge for review purposes. Opinions expressed are my own.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on Blu-Ray Combo Pack {Review}

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty brings adventure to blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD this month. What I like most about this movie is that it features lots of action but also has a nice storyline. I found it very charming. The story is about the introverted Walter Mitty, who spends his days at work looking at pictures of amazing locales, dreaming about the adventurous life he's always wanted. Then one day, a mishap at work leads him on the real adventure of a lifetime.

Ben Stiller does a wonderful job of portraying Walter Mitty as a man most people can identify with. Of course, he brings lots of humor to the role as well. The supporting cast includes Kristen Wiig and Shirley MacLaine but the biggest star of the film was definitely the scenery. Some absolutely gorgeous locations are featured and the sharp, detailed picture make them breath-taking. The visual effects are incredible as well!

This is a movie you will definitely want to check out on blu-ray to really enjoy the visuals at their best. The blu-ray combo pack also includes some great bonus features. There are several deleted, extended and alternate scenes and lots of behind the scenes features.

With sweeping cinematography and stellar performances THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, tells the story of a timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams and when a negative goes missing must embark on an incredible true-life adventure.

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*Disclosure - I received the product mentioned free of charge for review purposes. Opinions expressed are my own.