Disclosure: I am a reviewing partner with Sony Pictures and received a copy of the new Goosebumps 2 movie to facility the review. No additional compensation was received and all opinions are solely my own.
Goosebumps 2 was released in the Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital Copy combination pack on Jan 15th and we were luckily enough to have the opportunity to recieve a copy to review. The hubby was out so the kids and I made a date night of it for a fun time of scares. Since it's a sequel I don't feel the need to go into the premise, not to mention I mean pretty much anyone of legal age has an idea of the Goosebumps books by RL Stein so you my readers already know it's a kids based horror-ish movie. What you don't know is it's a feel good movie too! I will go into greater detail after I get through the basic questions:
First thing is how does it rate to the original?
It rates right up there only with a bit more flare than the first. With the "Mr. Chow" actor from the Hangover playing the eccentric neighbor it really added some unique elements. The kid actors also did a really good job at playing with the Monsters making it seem like they were really there especially the giant gummy bears. Slappy the puppet and main villian is voice by Jack Black.
What was the favorite part for the kids?
Luke and Lily both loved the Evil Gummy Bears! They thought the concept of everything Halloween coming alive to be both fun and "cool".
What was my favorite part?
Well as a mother I really loved the underwritten message of teen kids need to appreciate their mothers and home. Like many of the Goosebump stories this one has a feel good learning moment this one is geared toward teens and I really appreciate it.
So was it a good movie?
I think it was a really good movie I am kinda sad I didn't catch it in theaters as I bet it was fun with the giant spiders and surround sound Overall, I would say grab this movie and enjoy a night in with the family!
Disclosure: I received these knives at discount for my honest review and share with you my readers. If I thought they were shit I promise I'd have told you!
So it's a long running joke in my house that if it's sharp I will likely injure myself on it so when I told the hubby that I would be reviewing a set of Knives from Vremi he laughed at me. Then headed online to shop for accidental death and dismemberment insurance on me.... I told him go big honey! Just kidding! I am not quite THAT bad, but am I likely to have scarred up hands and possibly lose a finger in my lifetime... well maybe. I however could not pass up trying out a set of colorful knives. I had seen them all over Amazon knowing I want something to brighten up my SUPER white kitchen and knowing my husband who's the real cook in the house will not let me go crazy colorful on the walls.
As you can both see and read above I like these knives for more than the color. After having used them for a bit now I can also say that they stay sharp. Overall these are a great find for under 20.00$!
Disclosure: I received this for review at no cost to me. I will give it an honest review and share it with you my readers.
Above you can see my extremely handsome model or husband wearing the Heat Therapy Mask also known as an Electric Heated Eye Mask by Graphene Times. The mask is designed to be an alternative to the hot stone therapy that relaxes the eye lids improving circulation and reducing dark circles. I can't attest for any of that but I can tell you that I really liked how relaxed my eyelids were after wearing it. I went with the high setting for a while then moved it to medium and it felt really relaxing.
My main critique is that it's not self charging and that you have to keep it attached to a power pack or plugged in while you wear it. If they could in the future improve that I believe it will be a must have product. Especially for those with tension headaches. I get them right behind my eyes and before I was using a hot wet towel on my eyes now I can plug this bad boy in and get it going. Overall this is a good product very soft and doing what it claims. If you are interested in grabbing one for yourself head over to Amazon and look for the Graphene Times product! Or click the link here!
Disclosure: I received compensation for sharing my opinion about survival and prepping with you my readers.
I have a friend who has been preaching to me for over 5 years that it is time to prepare. You know the kind of person right, the friend you though was a little crazy but you loved them tirelessly anyways. The friend who’s garden is always going no matter what the season, that has a stockpile of canned goods and knows how to make their own cheese. The same friend who is ordering water filtration systems, stockpiles heirloom seeds and taught me to make my own cheese. I absolutely love this friend, but always thought he was a bit paranoid in the level at which he was prepared. That was until the most recent events with North Korea and the false alert sent to Hawaii this week it brings home how close we as a country, really are to the conflict. Living in the United States all of my life have left me with what I know perceive as a false sense of security. Honestly I am the one who isn’t quite grasping how bad things could potentially get, not that wonderful prepper friend of mine. I have never worried that something might happen other than natural disasters that might cause my family to need to be prepared. After finally coming to the realization that maybe we need to also prepare, my friend told me not to worry quite as much as a couponer I am a step ahead of the rest.
So now as I stare at the stockpile I have let dwindle over the last year, I begin to make a true need type of plan. Taking a page out of my friends book I am starting with seeds. If the grocery store isn’t available how am I going to feed my family? I am going to use My Patriot supply and get the starter pack of Heirloom seeds at 29.95 for the Organic Seed Vault that should last up to 5+ years if I don’t ruin them. I will have 21 varieties that can be planted and seeds be harvested then replanted. This makes a 1 time investment technically a forever investment. All 21 are specifically selected to germinated pretty much anywhere in the US which is pretty astounding. Overall I think my head has finally cleared the fog of security and now it’s onto gardening into a little bit of security. My next endeavor will to begin to can. Slowly but surely I will build a bug in stockpile that hopefully will be enough to make any sort of issue that could potentially arise easier on my family. Praying that it doesn’t need to be needed in the saving my family from starvation kind of way, but by getting started with seeds and my normal couponing stockpile they will be things that I have “incase”, but will also use in the meantime. If you are interested in looking at some cool prepper stuff spend some time over on My Patriot Supply’s website, I honestly didn’t know they even sold half of the stuff they do.
Disclosure: I received this in exchange for my honest opinion.
If Christmas was a sport, the SunTail Mermaid Tail/Monofin is exactly how you win! This will be one of the gifts that they talk about until summer and bug you to let them use before then. As a matter of fact be ready for the requests to go to the gym to the heated pool with you, just so they can try it out. This gift will be one you find them in the bathtub in Christmas night, just trying it out. I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to review one this year and I have to say wow! From the Tail cover which is well sewn and absolutely beautiful to the actual monofin which is built for heavy use I can not imagine a way to convert my little "fish" to a mermaid.
Our daughter Lily absolutely loves to swim, in the summer months it's pretty close to impossible to get her to go a day without asking to swim. Also at 8 years old she still has a bit of the magic in her imagination and I can only imagine the stories I will hear about all the "under the sea" adventures she will have in her Tail. It was genuninely hard on the site to select which one to pick for her as they offer so many colors all of which are so different. They also offer Sharkfins for your little sharks as well and if they are anything like the mermaid tails in terms of quality you will not be disappointed. The Monofin that comes with the mermaid tail is built sturdy, it will help them move through the water with ease as well as really kick those glutes into work.
Above you can see we ordered the Blue Lagoon since Lily is moving past the pink stage, but there were so many beautiful patterns that you can definitely pick what fits your little mermaid's personality. Above you can see the coloration. It is elastic-y like a bathing suit would be and the hard plastic monofin goes under the suit. It's really genius so then it goes over the bathing suit for easy removal. I selected up one size because it's winter and who knows what she will be wearing by summer, we are in a major growth period and it's stretchy so we should be able to get through a couple of summers with this one. Overall I would say the quality on this monofin/mermaid tail is spectacular and it's a must for your little mermaid this Christmas!
Check them out on www.SuntailMermaid.com and make sure to use the coupon code BestGiftEver at checkout for 10% off your order!
Disclosure: In exchange for sharing this with you I will be receiving one to review for quality.
Growing up when The Little Mermaid came out all I wanted to do was be a mermaid. I would swim around our pool pretending with my feet together to actually be a mermaid. That was then, this is now and my daughter is at the stage of wishing she was a mermaid every time she swims, but I can actually help her dream get realized with a Sun Tail Mermaid tail! The Sun Tail Mermaid and Shark fins are created to be the world's best swimmable tails and flippers. Their tails are soft, comfortable and come in a wide variety of designs and colors. The high quality swim fabric has a 4 way stretch to give them the motility in the pool for all their mermaid dreams.
Sun Tail Mermaid's monofins are extremely comfortable and virtually unbreakable. Their patented monofin is several steps ahead of everyone else in engineering, durability, comfort, and functionality. So it will last them longer than anything else you might find on the market. The propulsion and control is exceptional. The monofins come in a wide range of beautiful colors, so you can match your mermaid tails or look amazing wearing it alone.
With Christmas right around the corner head over to Sun Tail and check out all their offerings and don't forget to use this great 10% off Discount on your order.
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Disclosure: I received this at reduced cost in exchange for my honest opinion and to share it with you my readers.
My husband recently retired from the military, having been required to be clean shaven everyday he has moved to the other spectrum. He is on a planned beard grow out so he won't be utilizing the tight and close shaving, but I am very hopeful he will at least trim the beast up a bit. The tool that will get the most use I suspect as he is nose hair trimmer at least I truly hope. Seeing him pull them out is one of the most awful things to see. Let me tell you a little about this particular set.
The Sminiker 5 tool All in one grooming set offers a complete trimming and styling of facial hair for men. It offers a full trimmer including a detail trimmer, nose trimmer, beard and mustache trimmer and stubble comb. I am honestly not 100% sure what each of them are for but I do know what I hope he uses first. I played a little bit with the nose hair trimmer it sounds to be strong I wasn't brave enough to see if it hurts. So I sent my husband in with the mission... as I write this he is currently on a commercial break determining if it's going to pull or trim. His determination is that it trims and tickles but does not pull, which is pretty awesome. That is exactly what I hoped for, I just want him to have a way to keep his nose hair trimmed without any discomfort so he will actually use it and this one does. Another key feature is the main trimming unit is rechargable with the stand providing each accessory a home and an easy to identify charging by blue light. I bet this also could be used as clippers for body hair or even head hair for those who like to keep it very short. It comes with distance combs/guards that will provide the guide to keep the trimmer from over trimming.
In the future my husband will be using this to groom his beard to something a little less wild and I look forward to that day, until then it will still be super useful as it keeps the distinction between eye hole and beard start and nose hair and mustache. Just because he likes a beard doesn't mean he has to look like a wild man. If you are looking for a similar product for the man in your life this is definitely a great option. At under 30 bucks it's definitely a great gift option.
Check it out here onAmazon!
Disclosure: I received this in exchange for my honest experience, and honestly I think I should have listened to the manufacturer and you will see why below.
Above you can see our new family member Odin. He is an Australian Shepard Mix and is growing to be a big boy at least quite a bit bigger and more distructive than our teacup Chihuahua Lulu. Because we now have a bigger boy and he has an overwhelming desire to eat our couch we had to get a solution to prevent that so when looking for things to review I looked up Couch covers. This one was offered to me at reduced cost to try it out. I'd like to say it's the perfect solution however for our couch which is a "pleather" or fake leather plastic-y material this definitely didn't fit the bill.
As you can see above it fits, but the retailer recommend that you don't put it on leather and the movement when we sit down causes it to slide. On a more fabric type couch I imagine it would actually it the needs well. It has a strap that goes along the back, small foam blocks that are sewn in and go in between the cushions. The material is quilt like and very durable and despite it sliding we use it anyways because it keeps Odin from eating cushions so ultimately it fulfills all our true needs. As a true #Sofaprotector it's providing us the utility even if for us it's mainly double wrapped around the seat cushions. Either way I am happy with the cover and so far Odin is too because he can sit on the couch with his new family.
Disclosure: I received this as an item to review in exchange for my honest opinion no other compensation was received.
When you get the chance to realize a mini dream for your spouse you do it right? Well I came upon an opportunity to review this Ghillie Suit or #Camohuntingsuit from Sniper Outfitters and was overly elated. And luckily for me this suit meets all his expectations. This XXL Ghillie suit is designed explicity for those who are looking to do an outdoor activity that requires concealment and camouflage within a wooded leafy area. Although currently in California where we live this isn't the coloration we would need since the golden state should really be called the burnt state this time of year, but come mid-fall it will be absolutely perfect. With it's light weight netting even if it's warmer this fall he will still be able to wear it without feeling like he is going to overheat. It's a little on the snug size for an XXL but I am guessing that is so that he doesn't get himself caught on the bush he would be croutching down behind. I am honestly not a hunter so I wouldn't know exactly how that works other than being a deer blind up in a tree.
The quality of the suit seems to be better than expected for the current Amazon price of around 40$ which if I'd had known I probably would have purchased it sooner. Originally I thought it was going to have drapey things hanging off it but all the ends meet up with the suit so nothing is hanging off. If that is what your looking for this probably isn't for you but if you are looking for one that you can easily jump up to get another shot at your target like bow hunting my husband says this is what you would need. Definitely a great option for those looking for a suit that will conceal them in the wood for so many fun outdoor activities but are on a budget.
Check it out here on Amazon!
I received these glasses for review to share the great style options, quality and savings options at GlassesShop.com, my opinions are 100% my own. Aren't they lucky I love them, honesty can be a tough pill to take.
Nerdy glasses are 100% in right now which is a dream for those of us who with age have begun to feel their vision slowly slipping away. I love the fact that what I equate to 80s old lady glasses are in because honestly they look better on me than a lot of more modern rimless fashions. Yay for me! Did I also mention they match the hair color of this month? Double win for me plus when I move onto the next color chances are they will match as well! (Note... yeah I am 100% due for some root touch ups lol but I've been busy) I love that they seem to be sturdy enough to handle my rough wear even to the beach like above, so far so good a couple weeks in without any major damage or lose fittings. Quality is on point with these cuties!
I am also super excited about how much they cost to replace when I do by habit lose them and need another pair. I got these for review from GlassesShop.com the frames themselves come in at 29.99 so not a bad start now I'm sure your thinking yeah but how much for the lenses. Because honestly that is where a lot of discount glasses sitesget you well for my prescription with standard clear lenses they clock in for another 21 bucks so right now 50 bucks I have a pair of super cute prescription glasses. With some super cute styles as low at 12.95 you can score a great deal here without even trying and right now if you enter in code extra25 for orders over 49 bucks you get an extra 25% off plus free shipping!