DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1


dragonsMy oldest daughter is a huge fan of the How To Train Your Dragon series, and has been so happy watching the first 10 episodes of the tv show Dragons-Defenders of Berk Part 1.

Based on the Academy Award nominated movie How To Train Your Dragon, Dragons-Defenders of Berk Part 1 follows Hiccup and his dragon training friends as they battle to protect their island home. These young Vikings must put all their dragon training skills to the test to defeat some dangerous and surprising new enemies! In addition to new adventures and villains this Cartoon Network TV series also introduces 4 brand new dragons to the franchise in its episodes.

There are some great features in this DVD. Not only do you get to watch all of the Dragons-Defenders of Berk Part 1 television episodes but you also get the Dragon Tracker bonus feature that takes an in-depth look at the 4 new dragons: Screaming Death, Fireworm Queen, Flightmare and Skrill. You also get to take a look at a featurette by visual effects supervisor David Jones as he explains the history behind the new dragon, Screaming Death. There’s also a fun Superfly Dragon Mash-Up music video. There’s also a code for the Digital HD UltraViolet download and an exclusive offer for battle gear and a one month’s free subscription to School of Dragons, an online game based on the How To Train Your Dragons franchise.

My daughter just loves this series and can’t wait for How To Train Your Dragon 2 coming to theaters in June. If you have fans like I do, this is something you may want to put this in an Easter basket this year!

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March 30, 2014 – 9:52 PM - | Posted in movie reviews, Reviews | 1 Comment »

Get Ready For The Happy’s!!


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Meet The Happy’s, these new adorable toys are ready to play with you!

The Happy’s are a line of interactive puppy and kitty plush pets that play and can be trained to perform tricks. They also make more than 25 different silly sounds. You can play different games like “keep away” or if you roll their ball you can watch The Happy’s chase after it. They also love treats and will come running when you offer one as well as perform a trick just to get one!
All Happy’s treats work with any Happy’s pet – so the more treats, the more tricks the Happy’s will do! From the imagination of ZhuZhu Pets® toymaker Cepia, LLC, The Happy’s are scampering onto shelves this spring, just in time for Easter.

“With The Happy’s, we wanted pets that would really play with you and these little guys do that and more,” said James Russell Hornsby, CEO of Cepia LLC. “We captured the playful unpredictability of a puppy, a ball and a treat and multiplied it! The Happy’s play with you and with one another – get them in a group and witness a pet-palooza of pure magic.”

pTRU1-18161063dtThe Happy’s Characters

Four sweet and silly characters compose The Happy’s litter, each with its own name and unique personality. While each pet comes with its own treat to unlock special tricks, all of the treats are compatible and will work with any Happy’s pet.

Bentley –No ordinary retriever, Bentley’s GOLDEN and comes with the blue Happy Treat bone. His favorite trick is to chase his tail!

Sport -A sweet Goldendoodle, Sport comes with the red Happy Treat bone, is obsessed with chasing balls and loves to perform a wiggle trick!

Chance -A Beagle that’s true to his name, Chance loves to explore and comes with an orange Happy Treat bone and will perform a jump trick!

Mittens –A pure cotton ball white kitty, Mittens is anything but high maintenance! She comes with a yellow fish treat and loves to sneak up with a purrfectly-timed pounce!

The Happy’s™ Playsets and Accessories

The Happy’s show off dance and agility moves with special playsets and accessories:
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Rockin’ Playground:Through the magic of IR technology, the Rockin’ Playground signals The Happy’s and they all come running! When they get close, they perform a trick. Press the button on the sign and The Happy’s will either chase their tail or perform a silly dance to music. Watch them wobble and bobble with the added fun of wobble toys

Agility Training Set:The Happy’s are always ready to learn new tricks. Teach them to go through the tunnel, play on the see-saw and maneuver through the cones.

Accessories
Chase and Play:The Happy’s are magically drawn to the ball — they chase and pounce on it!
Happy Treats:Each Happy Treat unlocks a different trick. The more treats, the more tricks such as beg, chase tail, wiggle and pounce!

Ride-On Accessories:The Happy’s love to cruise around in the Speedy Sports Car and Zippy Skateboard! Both run on Happy Pet Power and work with all pets.

Fashion Carrier and Scarf:The Happy’s travel in style with the Fashion Carrier and coordinating scarf. The Fashion Carrier has a handle for easy carrying and a pocket inside for your pet’s Happy Treat. The scarf is pre-tied, and has a Velcro closure.

Deluxe Bed & Blanket:After a busy day of playing, The Happy’s need rest! You can tuck them into their soft, fluffy bed with five styles from which to choose.

The Happy’s will be available at major retailers beginning this spring, with even more pets to follow later this year. The Happy’s pets, playsets, and accessories range in price from $5.99-$24.99, ages 4+. The launch of Happy’s will be supported with a national media campaign including TV, radio and social media. For more information, please visit www.the-happys.com and watch for my review of The Happy’s coming soon!

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March 29, 2014 – 10:02 PM - | Posted in products, promotions, Reviews | 1 Comment »

“Faux” recipes for April Fool’s Day from FamilyFun


What better way to fool your friends this April Fool’s Day then with a few deceptively delicious tricks?! FamilyFun Magazine has two “faux” recipes to celebrate April’s Fool’s Day in good taste.

FamilyFun’s “faux cookie dough dip” has the texture and flavor of homemade cookie dough, but it’s actually a dip in disguise. Also be sure to try the “tease cheese platter” where cookies and candy chews stand in for the traditional savory snack.

Check out the April Fool’s Day recipes below!

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Faux cookie dough dip

Ingredients:
Chickpeas
Brown sugar
Peanut butter
Oats
Milk
Vanilla
Salt
Baking soda
Chocolate chips
Apple slices

Directions:

In a food processor, blend 11/2 cups chickpeas, 6 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 cup peanut butter (we used a natural, unsweetened variety), 3 tablespoons oats, 1 tablespoon milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and baking soda. Fold in 1/3 cup chocolate chips. Serve with apple slices or other fresh fruit. When snack time is over, tell your kids they are now full of beans!

 

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Tease cheese platter

Ingredients:

Vanilla sandwich cookies
Sugar Sprinkles
Fruit chews

Directions:

To make the crackers, pull apart several vanilla sandwich cookies. Leave the filling intact and scatter green sugar sprinkles on half the pieces. Scrape away any filling from the others. For the cheese, soften white and orange fruit chews (we used Tootsie Fruit Rolls) in the microwave for a few seconds, then shape into cubes or roll the candy flat and use a knife to trim it into rectangles. Form the holes with a small cookie cutter or piping tip.

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March 29, 2014 – 8:10 PM - | Posted in recipes | 2 Comments »

First Annual Loomy Awards!


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If your kids are anything like mine, you have these little tiny colorful bands all around your house, yes I’m talking about the Loom Bracelets. My daughters love making them for themselves and their friends, and I HATE finding them all over my house, but it’s something creative they like to do and it’s better than sitting in front of the TV, so I just overlook it and make them clean it up!

Being as it’s award season, this April, “loomers” from far and wide are getting their own awards, and can submit their creations for a chance to become a Super Loomer in the 1st Annual Loomy Awards!

The Loomy Awards are sponsored by The Original Loom Boom, a first-of-its kind product intended to organize, display, transport and share your loom bracelet creations. Winners will be chosen from four categories: Best Bracelet, Coolest Charm, Wackiest Wearable, and Best Loom Boom. Three winners will each receive a $250 gift card, and one grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card! Plus, all winners will receive a special edition of The Original Loom Boom! Entries can be submitted on The Original Loom Boom’s Facebook page beginning on March 30, 2014, and winners will be announced on a live web award show April 30, 2014.

So is it your chance to win an award and showcase your band creations and loom talents? Get creative and submit your entry to the 1st Annual Loomy Awards beginning March 30th.

One lucky reader from A Wrestling Addicted Mommy will win their very own Original Loom Boom! Simply enter via the Giveaway Tools widget below, and be sure to do the mandatory entry for all of your entries to be valid.

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March 29, 2014 – 5:37 PM - | Posted in Giveaways | 61 Comments »

March Madness From Medieval Times – All Seats $28!


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Medieval Times For Just $28? That’s a huge deal! If you’ve never been, now is the time to take the family out for a night of fun! We’ve been a few times, and love it and have a great time every time we do go to a show, in fact, we just came back from the Medieval Times Castle in Shamberg, IL can’t wait to show you that post and photos when it’s up later this weekend!

Until then, grab this deal while you can so you and your family can enjoy the experience like we have!

Only until March 31st is this deal available, so GET ON IT! Visit MedievalTimes.com to find the castle near you and purchase your tickets, and use the code to use is 28MM (not valid at the New Jersey or Dallas castle).

Don’t forget to check out their Facebook page for more information and promotions!

ENJOY! And you never know, you might just see us there!

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March 29, 2014 – 4:54 PM - | Posted in promotions | No Comments »
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