Veronica Mars DVD Giveaway


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Following a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign that ended on April 12, 2013, Veronica Mars was shot over 23 days during June-July 2013. It will be released in selected theaters nationwide on March 14th, 2014.

On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don’t seem right with how Logan’s case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.

See it In Theaters MARCH 14 or Pre-order on DIGITAL HD. For more information on the Veronica Mars Movie visit the website theveronicamarsmovie.com or follow @veronicamars on Twitter.

Check out the The Veronica Mars Blog App where you can have fun with Veronica Mars: Purity Test Marshmallow Super-fan Trivia – Think you know all there is to know about Neptune, California? Test your Veronica Mars knowledge with all 3 levels of super-fan trivia and find out if you are the ultimate Marshmallow!

Enter to win your own Veronica Mars DVD. All you have to do is enter via the Giveaway Tools widget below, make sure to do the mandatory entry for all of your entries to be valid.

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Veronica Mars DVD 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. **All prize packs will ship after the DVD release date ETA May 2014.
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March 12, 2014 – 9:34 PM - | Posted in Giveaways | 50 Comments »

Winter Blues? Castaway Bay Will Fix Those Right Up!


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It’s been a long, long very cold winter here in Ohio, in fact I will really be surprised if it ever ends! I know it will, but ugh, can it end now already? I need a break, the family needs a break, we need some sun, we need some warmth we need something to do besides trek around in the snow all day long!

Thankfully, a few weeks ago, we did get the chance to get into some 80 degree weather, and get into our bathing suits and swim thanks to a visit at Castaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio.

Sandusky isn’t a far drive for us at all, in fact I’m surprised we’ve never decided to visit the indoor water park before. The girls were excited, and although hubby had to work, I brought my best friend with me to enjoy the warmth, she’s from Canada so she was going through the same weather we had been, if not worse.

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Castaway Bay’s water park is attached to the hotel, where you can also find gift shops, restaurants, an arcade and of course the water park itself, all inside a nice warm building. There’s also a shipwreck when you first walk in along with talking parrots (no their not real).
Once we checked into our room, the first thing the girls wanted to do was go swimming, but I wanted to do a little walk around the hotel since we’ve never stayed there before. The hotel was really nice, clean and the staff were very warm and welcoming.  What I loved about our room, was that it also had a mini fridge to use and a microwave, important when traveling with kids!

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We walked past the arcade which of course we had to walk into. You can buy credits on a re-loadable card and game away to win prizes. Think of Chuck-E-Cheese. You can win at claw machines, or win tickets or credits on your card to choose prizes over by the desk, perfect for families!

After our little tour around the hotel and into the arcade and gift shops we went back into our room, changed into our bathing suits and away we went to have some swimming fun! Walking into the water park, it was heaven!! It was so nice and warm! 82 degrees in fact! There was so much to do and see! Water slides, a wave pool, a shallow play area for toddlers even a raft ride! My favorite part included, the hot tub which went from indoors to outdoors, and even in the winter, going outside was almost refreshing being in that hot tub with the snow all around you.

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The girls favorite part was probably the wave pool, at times it’s calm, just a time to swim around and then the waves start and the fun begins!
No one wanted to leave when it was time, dinner time of course! We were treated to a buffet that included pizza and salad which was perfect! After dinner, it was time to go back get into our suits again and hang our in the water.

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After a long day of swimming, a night in the comfortable beds was just what we needed, but come morning, no one wanted to leave, including myself. Will we return to Castaway Bay? That’s a big fat YES! Even in the spring/summer and Fall months, this is a great place to visit, very family friendly and fun to be had by all!

You can find out more about Castaway Bay and how to reserve your room by visiting castawaybay.com, a great place to stay this summer if you’re visiting Cedar Point!

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February 24, 2014 – 11:03 AM - | Posted in travel | No Comments »

Dry Air No More With A Luma Comfort Humidifier


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With the winter months, we notice our home gets very dry, so a good humidifier is a godsend, plus with winter comes colds, and if you have kids, you know how much a humidifier can help with those sore throats and dry coughs.

The Luma Comfort HCW10B Cool & Warm Mist Humidifier helps you out whether it be a dry home and you’re trying to prevent dry skin, or allergies or colds. I love the look, it’s very sleek and modern design, in fact you probably wouldn’t know it was a humidifier at first look.

The Luma Comfort HCW10B has automatic humidity control. What does that mean? Well, the unit will send out the proper amount of humidity in the room thanks to the build in hygrometer. It also allows for both cool and warm misting. One thing I love is that the tank is anti-bacterial and removes easily. We’ve had humidifiers in the past that got very yucky, quickly. I don’t have to worry about that with the HCW10B.

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There’s also a demineralization cartridge that keeps the Luma Comfort HCW10B clean and function and controls lime scale and mineral build up.

You’ll also find that the Luma Comfort HCW10B humidifier has a digital LED display, silent operation, a low water level indicator and runs for up to 40 hours on a single tank. I also really like the memory function. If the unit is turned off, once it’s turned on again it goes back to the last setting. The 12 hour timer allows you to set how long you want it to run, fill the tank and away you go, ready to use!

This is for smaller rooms like a bedroom or office (suggested rooms up to 538 sq. Ft.), so using it in the kids room was great, we also used it in our office when using that room as well. I can’t recommend this humidifier enough, we just love it! It’s something I’d recommend if you’re looking for a humidifier for a smaller space.

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February 22, 2014 – 1:01 PM - | Posted in Reviews | No Comments »

Is It Time To Jump Into Schooling for your Dream Career?


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A lot of my friends are heading back to school right now. With our kids getting older we’re able to take back our own time and do certified-nurses-assistantsomething we would love to do. I’ve even thought about going back myself, but for me, I’m just too busy right now and don’t think it’s the right time, or I’d have the focus I should. However, I do have a few friends that have gone back to school to be CNA’s or a nurse and they are loving it! It’s tough, but they’re getting through it.

A great place to get started if you are looking to become a Certified Nursing Assistant is to visit www.findcnaclasses.com. Visiting this website can help you get started on your journey by finding a class for you in your own area.

You can also take CNA classes online which can help you out by allowing you flexibility and the ability to take classes around your schedule. For those with kids I know this is a huge bonus!

FindCNAClasses can help you learn about the different programs and what you would be looking forward to learning, as well as telling you about the different schools available near you that you’re able to enroll in.

There’s always a need in the medical field, so if you were even thinking about being a CNA head over and take a look, even if you’re not ready just yet, when the time is right you’ll be a step ahead of yourself!

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February 22, 2014 – 12:38 PM - | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Toopy and Binoo Invade the USA


logoTb_frThose who may not know, I’m Canadian. Although I live in Ohio now, I’m originally from Ontario Canada and moved here to the USA about 12 years ago. That said, we’re up in Canada a lot, that’s where all of my family and friends still currently live, so I’m happy to say that my daughters not only know a lot about Canada, but also got to experience Canadian television shows that they New06_Toopy_Binoocan’t see here in the USA. All of my old childhood favorites included.

One of their favorite channels when they’re up there when they were younger (and even still true today) is Treehouse. One of the cutest shows they would watch is Toopy and Binoo. This super cute animated series is geared toward preschoolers so it’s been a while since my oldest has watched, and my youngest as well, but when they were in that age group, they just LOVED it.

Toopy (a mouse) and Binoo (a cat) is a truly cute, funny and colorful show. Binoo and Toopy are a great pair with their vivid and crazy imaginations and with Binoo only using expressions to tell his feelings and stories, Toppy (the talkative one) is the perfect friend for him. These two remind me of my own daughters, who are the same way!

Toopy and Binno inspires preschoolers ages 2 to 6 to expand their creativity while reinforcing positive values such as friendship, good manners, creative thinking, and humor. Funny in an age-appropriate way, Toopy and Binoo teaches children daily skills and encourages them to use their imaginations.

A phenomenal hit TV series in Canada, Toopy and Binoo is now available for the first time ever to US audiences exclusively on the Toopy and Binoo TV YouTube channel which features more than 100 full, five-minute episodes, each with laughs and stories the whole family will enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/user/toopyandbinootv.

Follow Toopy and Binoo on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure: I received Toopy and Binoo products in exchange for a post about the show. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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February 21, 2014 – 12:07 PM - | Posted in twitter party | 1 Comment »

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