EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!!
The Lego Movie has probably been one of the BIGGEST hits in my house this year, my girls anticipated it coming out well before it was in theaters. Once they saw it, they were not disappoint one bit, they LOVED IT! If you have kids, this is a must have movie, and it comes out TODAY June 17th!!
The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO mini figure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously under-prepared.
Chris Pratt (Moneyball) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (The Campaign) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson (Taken) voices the president’s powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.
Starring as Emmet’s fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Emmy nominee for 30 Rock), as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, 30 Rock), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO mini figure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC’s Parks and Recreation) as a craggy, swaggering pirate, obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (Community) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.
With this super cool app below, you and your child can create a mini 6 second LEGO GIF video that can be shared to Twitter and Facebook. Videos instantly get posted to YouTube for everybody to enjoy! (YouTube Channel)
ENTER TO WIN!!! That’s right, I’m giving away a copy of The Lego Movie on Blu-Ray for you and your family to enjoy at home! All you have to do is perform the mandatory entry below in the giveaway widget and you’re entered! Don’t forget the optional extra entries for an even better chance to win.
This post is sponsored by PartnersHub, all opinions are of my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more info. Each household is only eligible to win The Lego Movie Blu-Ray via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
June 17, 2014 – 10:20 AM - | Posted in Giveaways | 101 Comments »
So how much of a Marvel fan are you? A big Guardians of The Galaxy fan too? Well then you’ll want to check out this contest! Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Marvel Studios is looking for the REAL Guardians of The Galaxy, could that be you? Check out the release below:
SEEKING REAL “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, Dolby® Laboratories and Visa Signature are joining forces for a nationwide MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”—GUARDIANS OF GOOD contest in conjunction with the August 1, 2014 release of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.
MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”—GUARDIANS OF GOOD invites real “Guardians of the Galaxy,” young men and women (ages 14-18) from across the United States, to share their stories of how they are bettering their communities through service, science or innovation, and gives them the opportunity to connect with a galaxy of Peer Guides—who are already doing great things—to learn from their successes. Entries will be accepted between June 11, 2014 and June 29, 2014.
Application forms, eligibility requirements, official contest rules and more information are available at http://www.marvelguardiansofgood.com.
Applicants for GUARDIANS OF GOOD will participate in online sessions with Peer Guides, who will include representatives from generationOn, Broadcom MASTERS®, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” Ultimate Mentor Leadership Council. Peer Guide sessions are scheduled to take place between June 13, 2014 and June 21, 2014. The Peer Guides will discuss their personal stories of service, science or innovation as well as learnings and advice.
Following the Peer Guide sessions, all applicants will then submit a short video explaining how they are improving the galaxy and what inspiration and guidance they received from their Peer Guides. The five best video entries will be selected as winners.
The five winners will each receive: Two round-trip tickets to Hollywood, including hotel accommodations, from July 20 through July 23, 2014, to be on the red carpet at the World Premiere of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” on July 21, 2014; an invitation to the first-ever GUARDIANS OF GOOD INNOVATION & SERVICE SUMMIT on July 22 at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, where professionals and peers will share their knowledge; a backstage tour of the Disneyland Resort; and a red-carpet screening of the film at a Dolby® Atmos TM Theatre in or near the winner’s hometown.
GUARDIANS OF GOOD INNOVATION & SERVICE SUMMIT is scheduled to include presenters from NASA/JPL, speaking on the monitoring and protection of Earth through asteroid detection and Earth-observing satellites and ensuring the safety of Mars spacecraft during a comet encounter, Disney Imagineers, generationOn, Broadcom MASTERS®, Discovery Science Center, & Disney Global Community Outreach.
For more information about MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”—GUARDIANS OF GOOD, please visit http://www.marvelguardiansofgood.com.
About the Contest:
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest commences on or about 6:00 AM PST on June 11, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM PST on June 29, 2014. Open only to persons who are 14-18 years of age and legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and not employees of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, MARVEL, generationON or any of their parent, related or affiliated companies nor members of their households or immediate families. Limit one (1) entry per student. Winners must be able to travel on July 20, 2014. See Official Rules at www.marvelguardiansofgood.com for full eligibility and entry requirements, prize description, conditions and limitations. The official contest sponsor is Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.
James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige, p.g.a. producing, and Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. The screenplay is written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.
June 16, 2014 – 12:13 PM - | Posted in promotions | No Comments »
Have you ever been inspired by another woman in your life? I’m sure you have, there are several women who inspire me, some I know personally, and some I don’t yet they’re still an inspiration.
The woman I’m most inspired by would be my mother. She’s overcome depression, she’s overcome child abuse and is now an advocate for it, it’s inspiring to see her overcome so many things, and finally push through the barrier and move on with her life making a difference and being a happier and better person, she truly is amazing. Here’s my entry: https://twitter.com/wrestlingaddict/status/477976455637651456
So who can you think of? Maybe you have a few women in your life who inspire you for one reason or another. Family Dollar and Dove want you to think long and hard and then share a photo of an inspiring women in your life to be entered to win a trip to New York City.
How can you do this? It’s easy, take a photo of you and an inspiring family member, then upload the photo to Twitter or Instagram with the Hashtag #FDBeautyIs. Make sure you register your information with Family Dollar and post your photo URL for an extra entry each day.
Right now you can also save yourself some money with Family Dollar. Go in-store to save $2 instantly when you buy any 2 participating Dove items at Family Dollar, offer is available from 5/29-6/26. So what are you waiting for, go register and see the life feed as well at FamilyDollar.com.
Who’s your family inspiration? If you enter the contest I’d love to see your photos, leave your links below.
This post is sponsored by Global Influence, all opinions are of my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more info.
June 14, 2014 – 8:35 PM - | Posted in daily life | No Comments »
The Ad Council and the WWE have partnered up for an amazing PSA that encourage dads to recognize their critical role and give them the tools to help get more involved. They had some great WWE Superstar Dads and their kids do some amazing videos (the Roman Reigns one is my favorite). You can see them in my previous post here.
To celebrate this new PSA from the Ad Council and WWE, the WWE Moms is having a special Twitter Party!
A Special WWEmoms Twitter Event
When: Thursday, June 12, 2014
7:00 – 8:00 pm ET
4:00 – 5:00 pm PT
‘Take Time to Be a Dad Today’
Join myself (@wrestlingaddict) and the @WWEmoms as well as special guests Rowena Patrick from @AdCouncil and David Miller from @Fatherhoodgov this Thursday, June 12 at 7 pm ET as we discuss our new PSAs about responsible fatherhood and the various resources available at Fatherhood.gov.
RSVP and attend the party for a chance to win an iPod nano, a Kindle Fire or a Vivitar X327 Digital Camera!
Email RSVP@theonlinemom.com (subject line: WWEmoms) and include your Twitter ID
Spread the word and RT this post to your followers, then join us on TweetDeck or HootSuite (#WWEmoms) this Thursday between 7 – 8 pm ET
Prize winners will be announced during the party! Hope to see you there!!!
I am part of the WWEMoms program with the WWE and may have been compensated for this post, all opinions are of my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more info.
June 10, 2014 – 9:29 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, twitter party | No Comments »
Besides blogging, besides wrestling, I love to travel! In fact we’re probably traveling most of the summer to various places, locally and internationally. Ok, well maybe not so internationally. Do you consider Canada international? Thing is, that’s where I’m originally from, so you’ll catch us up there quite a bit, however, one issue heading up there, is always our online communications. Unless we’re at my parents, or connect to a free public Wi-Fi, we’re pretty much SOL and on our own.
A lot of times, traveling to Canada, or just around the USA we often use a VPN (Virtual Public Network) whenever we’re using shared or public Wi-Fi. Just a little way to protect ourselves even more if we’re doing ‘personal’ things online. Another reason we use a VPN is that it allows us to use things like Hulu, Netflix, the WWE Network, Spotify and Pandora when we’re in Canada, because they’re either not available there, or like Netflix is totally different. So when we want to connect to our American Networks normally we use a VPN.
I was recently introduced to a different VPN from what I normally use, TunnelBear. I love the way it looks and works, very minimal, and streamlined.
TunnelBear like our other VPN allows us to connect to a USA network like we are there, rather than being in Canada. Inf act TunnelBear will allow you to connect to nine different countries! So no matter where you are, you can virtually be anywhere, when I’m home in the USA I can connect to Canada and use the Canadian Netflix if there’s something on there I’d like to watch but we haven’t got yet.
You have the options of “Tunneling” via Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States.
So maybe you don’t travel a whole lot like we do, but maybe, just maybe that one time you do travel out of the country, you want to catch up on your favorite shows, or listen to your favorite station on Pandora or Google Music and you’re denied because that country doesn’t have access. Well, now by using TunnelBear you can bypass, and stream your favorite show or music just like you were at home.
The free version of TunnelBear allows you to use 500mb of Data every month. However, if you tweet once a month and ask them for extra data, they’ll reward you with an extra Gig!
There are also two paid subscriptions that are available as well, the $4.99 a month Giant Plan which you purchase for your desktop and will give you unlimited data on that and two mobile devices, and the $49.99 a year Grizzly plan which is the same plan as the Giant, but saves you 17% by paying it all up front.
TunnelBear is on both my mobile and laptop devices, and I’ve loved using it so far, i highly recommend checking it out, even if you’re not traveling out of the country, you’ll be able to access other countries and keep yourself a little safer online while traveling throughout your own.
This post is sponsored by Sverve/TunnelBear, all opinions are of my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more info.
June 9, 2014 – 5:54 PM - | Posted in Reviews, travel, Travel Tips | 2 Comments »