“Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe a final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper and something larger than life, then his essense, his spirit, will be immortalized.” – Ultimate Warrior
Only 3 days after being inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame, the wrestling world has been shaken and saddened to learn that we have lost a legend so suddenly.
Warriors friends and family are in my deepest thoughts. His daughters are so young this is just so sudden and sad.
April 9, 2014 – 1:11 AM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, WWE | No Comments »
IT’S TURBO TIME!
Snail up for the next installment featuring five brand new episodes of DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo FAST (Fast Action Stunt Team) available now, only on Netflix!
Want to enhance your Turbo FAST experience? Get your hands dirty and bake the snail-licious Fast Action Stunt Team-shaped cookies below AND get in the driver’s seat – er, shell! – with the newest HTML5 adventure game, Savannah Slalom.
Savannah Slalom Video Game
Strap in for racing adventure in the great outdoors with Savannah Slalom — the newest HTML5 adventure game from Turbo FAST. Help Smooth Move race across the savannah, dodging hungry meerkats like Savannah Slalom as well as giant boulders and pick up diamonds for extra life or catch power ups from your pal Chet. Optimized for both Web and mobile, Savannah Slalom offers continuous racing gameplay, letting you earn points to level up as you go. Want to make it to the other side? Step on it! Play for free NOW at http://savannah.teamturbofast.com/.
Turbo FAST Cookies
All you need is food coloring, basic sugar cookie dough, toothpicks, mini marshmallows, colorful candy of your choosing, icing…and your imagination! Check out DreamWorks Animation’s Pinterest page for inspiration.
Turbo FAST is an outrageous, high-octane ensemble comedy series teaming the world-famous super-powered snail Turbo with his posse of adrenaline-junkie buddies to form the Fast Action Stunt Team (FAST). Together, they amp up everything to the extreme: extreme adventure, extreme challenges and extreme excitement. No matter how wild things get, the Fast Action Stunt Team always has each other’s backs. Snail Up! Anytime, anywhere, only on Netflix.
April 6, 2014 – 7:04 PM - | Posted in promotions | 1 Comment »
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.
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!
March 30, 2014 – 9:52 PM - | Posted in movie reviews, Reviews | 1 Comment »
Meet The Happy’s, these new adorable toys are ready to play with you!
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.”
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:
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.
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!
March 29, 2014 – 10:02 PM - | Posted in products, promotions, Reviews | 1 Comment »
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!
Faux cookie dough dip
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!
Tease cheese platter
Vanilla sandwich cookies
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.
March 29, 2014 – 8:10 PM - | Posted in recipes | 2 Comments »