Thursday, October 30, 2014

Like Windy Cities? Like Tall Buildings? Like Tightrope Walking? Nik Wallenda does and you can watch him LIVE this Sunday 11/2/14 at 7PM EST.

By Sunday night we will have changed our clocks back one hour, settled in for Sunday night darkness as Winter heads our way, but wait! Don't head to bed yet-gather the family and watch this amazing live TV show!

Tune in this Sunday at 7 PM EST for a live televised event on Discovery Channel this Sunday November 2, 2104, to watch Nik Wallenda tightrope walking between buildings in Chicago, untethered. 

Nik is a devote Christian and is known to actively pray out load during his tightrope wakings. You might have seen him walk in Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. 

Find more about Nik and the live show go to  SkyscraperLive.com




SYNOPSIS/OFFICIAL

Nik Wallenda, known for his skywalk performances over Niagara Falls and across the vast Grand Canyon, is back! 

On November 2, 2014, Nik heads to The Windy City of Chicago where he’ll tackle unpredictable weather, the darkness of night and a wire that inclines almost fifty feet as Nik takes his act to new heights. You’ll be glued to the television as this must see event unfolds LIVE with Nik walking untethered, uphill, and blindfolded in the city where skyscrapers were born.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Get the amazing Wubble Bubble Ball for holiday gift giving! It's a rainbow of bubble ball fun!



So what exactly is a Wubble Bubble Ball? 
It's an inflatable ball that looks like a bubble but plays like a ball. 
It inflates up to three feet. 



Wubble Bubble Ball is available in six colors: Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Red. A rainbow of balls for the backyard.

Did you know this about Wubble Bubble Ball?


  • Target selected the Wubble™ Bubble Ball as a 2014 Top Toy for the Holiday Season. It was listed among other popular toys and games that are sure to be on every holiday wish list.
  • Wubble Bubble Ball is a Family Fun Toy Of The Year Award Winner. The 25 winners are featured in the November 2014 issue of Family Fun Magazine. 
  • Inspired by his children's wish for a real bubble to play with, NSI President Frank Landi developed the Wubble™ Bubble Ball to keep children's love for fun, active play alive.
  • Wubble has won numerous toy awards, including an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, a National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, a Mr. Dad Approved Award, a Parent's Choice Award and the  Dr. Toy Best 100 Picks Award and more!

  • Inspired by his children's wish for a real bubble to play with, NSI President Frank Landi developed the Wubble™ Bubble Ball to keep children's love for fun, active play alive.
Wubble Ball is available at Target, Toys R Us and online atwww.wubbleball.com.

  go to www.WubbleBall.com to learn more.

It's a ball you can purchase that comes in a box with many sides:



After you open the Wubble Bubble Ball Box, unpack the parts and instructions:


To inflate Wubble bubble Ball you will need 4 D batteries, and these are not included in the box, for the pump. Use a fresh set of batteries so the ball will inflate with the pump enclosed in the box.

To inflate Wubble Bubble Ball, follow the directions for placing the valve into the ball:


Place the valve on the pump and turn it on, watch  the ball inflate:



Wubble Ball is fun to play with, but keep it away from sharp objects like tree branches, pets, and rocks. Don't over inflate Wubble Ball. Use the guide enclosed in the box to measure and don't go past 30 inches. 

Wubble Ball is on Twitter @WubbleBall and Facebook facebook.com/wubbleball





Disclosure: “I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.” 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Giveaway: MANIC DRIVE'S newest CD: VIP

Manic Drive's newest album is titled VIP. This Canadian rock/pop band tours USA and Canada bringing their great shows to audiences. They have been in Billboard's top 10 and 20 singles, on Christian Rack Radio, and Contemporary Hit Radio.

This band of 20 somethings are sharing God's word with their own experiences and spiritual maturity. Reaching out to their age group with an modern sound and message. It's a fun CD of songs and music for young adults and families.


For your chance to win this CD from Manic Drive enter the Rafflecopter widget. One winner will be chosen and sent the CD from the company. Open to residents of US and Canada.  Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


a Rafflecopter giveaway





For tour dates and more info on the album go to their official web site.


Official Website: http://manicdrive.com
 #manicdrive 



Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Personalized Books Make a Top Gift During Back-to-School Season


Finding the right gift for a child is often a challenge, even when you know the child fairly well. One gift that has a unique and guaranteed appeal is a personalized book. When you order one of these personalized books from Chronicle Books, you never have to worry about the gift’s relevance or the possibility of the child already owning the same item. During the start of the new school year, when parents are focused on education and children simply want a break from schoolwork, these books can make especially timely gifts.

A Unique, Unforgettable Book

Like many people, you may think of books that only mention the child’s name once or twice in passing when you think of personalized books. Fortunately, it’s easy to find books that are much more tailored through Chronicle Books. Some books begin with a special photograph or a personalized dedication message from you to the child. Other books, such as Speedster, leave space for photos of the child to be added into the illustrations.

If you really know the child well and want to give him or her an especially memorable gift, fully customizable books, such as Princess, are the perfect option. These books work specific details, such as the child’s birthday, hometown, and physical appearance, into the storyline and drawings. You can even incorporate the child’s favorite color. This personalization makes for an unforgettable gift that any child will love reading.

The Right Topic for Any Child

Personalization can make any book more enjoyable, but if you choose a topic that truly appeals to the child, you’ll be giving a gift that is appreciated for years. Fortunately, it should be easy to find a great book for any child, regardless of any age and personal taste, given the wide range of choices available.

Adventurous children will love books such as Speedster and Pirate Adventure, which feature exciting events and stimulating backdrops. Books such as Princess and Sweet Dreams, Fairy will draw children in with their beautiful illustrations and sweet storylines. Children who have younger siblings or a new sibling on the way will enjoy books such as What Big Brother Does Best and What Big Sister Does Best, which help children understand the important roles they play as older brothers and sisters. All of these books can help get children back in the habit of reading and excited to start off a new year of school.

Potential Complimentary Gifts

Back-to-school season opens the door to a wide range of gift possibilities. Throwing in a few gifts that are designed to match the personalized kid’s book you have chosen can make your present even more useful and fun. Some items you could choose from include:

·   Lunch boxes
·   Coloring books
·   Growth charts


 Personalized Books Make a Top Gift During Back-to-School Season

Finding the right gift for a child is often a challenge, even when you know the child fairly well. One gift that has a unique and guaranteed appeal is a personalized book. When you order one of these personalized books from Chronicle Books, you never have to worry about the gift’s relevance or the possibility of the child already owning the same item. During the start of the new school year, when parents are focused on education and children simply want a break from schoolwork, these books can make especially timely gifts.

A Unique, Unforgettable Book

Like many people, you may think of books that only mention the child’s name once or twice in passing when you think of personalized books. Fortunately, it’s easy to find books that are much more tailored through Chronicle Books. Some books begin with a special photograph or a personalized dedication message from you to the child. Other books, such as Speedster, leave space for photos of the child to be added into the illustrations.

If you really know the child well and want to give him or her an especially memorable gift, fully customizable books, such as Princess, are the perfect option. These books work specific details, such as the child’s birthday, hometown, and physical appearance, into the storyline and drawings. You can even incorporate the child’s favorite color. This personalization makes for an unforgettable gift that any child will love reading.

The Right Topic for Any Child

Personalization can make any book more enjoyable, but if you choose a topic that truly appeals to the child, you’ll be giving a gift that is appreciated for years. Fortunately, it should be easy to find a great book for any child, regardless of any age and personal taste, given the wide range of choices available.

Adventurous children will love books such as Speedster and Pirate Adventure, which feature exciting events and stimulating backdrops. Books such as Princess and Sweet Dreams, Fairy will draw children in with their beautiful illustrations and sweet storylines. Children who have younger siblings or a new sibling on the way will enjoy books such as What Big Brother Does Best and What Big Sister Does Best, which help children understand the important roles they play as older brothers and sisters. All of these books can help get children back in the habit of reading and excited to start off a new year of school.

Potential Complimentary Gifts

Back-to-school season opens the door to a wide range of gift possibilities. Throwing in a few gifts that are designed to match the personalized kid’s book you have chosen can make your present even more useful and fun. Some items you could choose from include:

·   Lunch boxes
·   Coloring books
·   Growth charts

These personalized items can help make children more excited to kick off their next year of learning.



Gifts With Staying Power

Personalized children’s books items are great gifts to give during any season, and there’s no doubt that children will love reading and using these items throughout the year. Still, back-to-school season is an especially fitting time to give children the gift of education by teaching them to enjoy books. A special personalized storybook can be the best way to help children develop a lasting love of reading

23 BLAST gets two thumbs way up, five stars fully filled in, and aWahoo go see it this weekend!

My husband I attended the screening for 23 Blast in the Philadelphia area a few weeks ago. I would have sat through round two of the showing if the theater said roll 'em again! 

All thumbs up, All stars fully filled in, go see it this weekend!

Producer, Gary Donatelli, was there at the private screening and we had a nice conversation with him about the film. He also spoke to the audience after the film. See the clip here. The media team was also at the screening and we had a nice talk with them as well. You never know who you'll meet at movie screenings, so this was a nice surprise! 




23 Blast is one of those movies you take to bed with you, it's in your thoughts for days and days.

A great cast of actors, a school setting, family and friends.

Well,  one of the football players,Travis Freeman develops an eye infection which leads to his sight being gone. Just about overnight his sight is lost. Blind.

Shut your eyes for a few minutes. Think what it would be like to never ever open them again. How does that feel. I know, you know. but what would you do now?

Vision isn't in your eyes. It's in your soul.




Starring: Starring: Stephen Lang, Alexa Vega, Mark Hapka, Max Adler, Bram Hoover, Kim Zimmer, Becky Ann Baker, Timothy Busfield, Fred D. Thompson, and Crystal Hunt. 

I remember Timothy Busfield from Thirty Something, and Travis's mom was on a soap opera I seem to remember. The cast is so good, and yeah the football players are too.

As far as taking the family, great for teens and older. It's rated PG 13, but I'd feel comfortable taking children around ten years and older. There is nothing scary to make it PG 13 maybe just some adult situations-nothing to be embarrassed about. 

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