Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Free samples from Zarabee's, Emergen C, and Patriot Gardens

Do you like free samples? I do! 

I use them for:

  • travel
  • home
  • guests
  • gifts
  • try a new product
  • donate to a charity
  • share with a friend or relative

Here is a look at some of the sample I sent away for and received last year:

If you would like to start your own stash of free samples, follow along for free sample offers.
Click the link-highlighted word, fill out the form and your sample should be sent to you. (Supplies are limited and this blog does not guaranteed fulfilment.)

Here are today's offering:

free Zarabee's children's gummy sample.

free Emergen-C sample

free Radish seeds to plant from Patriot Gardens

Monday, January 26, 2015

2015 release schedule from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, with images.

Is your 2015 calendar already booked up?!

Save some dates to fill in for this year's line up from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures release dates. 

Starting with January 23, 2015 is Strange Magic and finishing the year December 18, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. All year long there are great titles to entertain the family. 
See you at the popcorn stand!

Month by Month here is the lineup:

January 23, 2015 - Strange Magic (Touchstone Pictures / Lucasfilm)

February 20, 2015 - McFarland, USA (Walt Disney Studios)

March 13, 2015 – Cinderella (Walt Disney Studios)

April 17, 2015 – Monkey Kingdom (Disneynature)

May 1, 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Marvel)

May 22, 2015 – Tomorrowland (Walt Disney Studios)

June 19, 2015 – Inside Out (Disney / Pixar)

July 17, 2015 - Ant–Man (Marvel)

October 9, 2015 -  The Jungle Book (Walt Disney Studios)

October 16, 2015 – The Untitled Steven Spielberg Cold War Spy Thriller (DreamWorks Pictures)

November 25, 2015 – The Good Dinosaur (Disney / Pixar)

December 18, 2015 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm)

Friday, January 23, 2015

STRANGE MAGIC is in theaters now! See the trailer, get free printables, and images right here!

“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”) from a story by George Lucas, “Strange Magic” will be released by Touchstone Pictures on Jan. 23, 2015.

TOUCHSTONE PICTURES               January 23, 2015
Rating:       PG                            

Cast:   Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob EinsteinPeter Stormare

 Strange Magic – “Making of Strange Magic” Featurette

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

THE BOXTROLLS comes to Blu-Ray 1/20/15. Enter for chance to win one of 5 copies in giveaway.

THE BOXTROLLS is available on January 20, 2015 ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD from UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT. Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win one of 5 copies.

Makes a great gift for:
Valentine's Day
Surprise movie night
Sleepover night
Snow Day

this is at the movie theater where the hubby jumped in the photo
This film is imaginative and full of lessons of community and family. The BoxTrolls maybe trolls and look a little scary, but they are a family that loves each other and sticks together.

The BoxTrolls come out at night from underneath the city and take anything that is not nailed down, well they take things that are nailed down too-like numbers off houses. From clocks, toasters, gears, forks, records, and anything else they find laying about in the town they gather it all up and take it to their city beneath the city that is full of treasures and whimsy they have made. The residents of the town fear them and hide in their houses at night.

All the Boxtrolls are troll looking except one little boy named Eggs who grows up and becomes curious of the city above him. One day he ventures into the city during the daylight hours and ends up getting caught by the town's evil worker, Archibald Snatcher . This man gathers up the Boxtrolls trying to rid the city of them and earn the respect of the town's men in power. The ruler of the town is so busy tasting cheese with the other rulers that he does not pay attention to his daughter that keeps warning her dad the BoxTrolls are outside. Things go bad when the evil worker tries to take over the town and kidnaps Winnie. 

"Quirky, mischievous and good-hearted, the Boxtrolls are unique creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs in a fantastical charming cavern below the bustling streets of Cheesebridge. But when the evil Archibald Snatcher schemes to capture Eggs’ family, it’s up to Eggs and his feisty new friend Winnie to save the Boxtrolls!

Based upon the book Here Be Monsters!, The Boxtrolls features valuable discussion of “good versus evil” and is funny, clever, exciting, and sometimes even profound. It contains some edgy content is recommended for viewers 12 and over."

visit BoxTrolls.com for games, trailers, interactive adventures and fun!

"Starring, in voice performance, Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones), and Elle Fanning (Maleficent), the new movie from animation studio LAIKA, the makers of the Academy Award®-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, comes to Blu-ray™ 3D and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet on January 20, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment."

Giveaway: For your chance to win one of 5 copies of The BoxTrolls BluRay packs, enter the Raffelcopter widget. 5 Winners will be chosen and each sent 1 copy of the BluRay Combo Pack. Open to resdients with a USA mailing address. No Post Office Boxes. 

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

PADDINGTON is in theaters this Friday 1/16! Trailer and FREE activitysheets!

PADDINGTON OPENS this Friday, January 16, 2015 in a theater near you. 

Make a date to see it this weekend. This fun loving bear is out for adventure! I've always been a fan of Paddington Bear, it must be that coat! My oldest daughter has a Paddington Bear from years ago when Macy's sold them one Christmas. 

When I was packing my Christmas decorations away I spotted a small plate I bought way before I had kids that was from a gift shop I worked at-Paddington Bear again!

Whatever your age this movie is a family fun time! Make a movie/play date with your children's best friends or go as a family and have dinner at the kids favorite restaurant.

From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you." and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

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