31 October 2014

Manic Drive Releases New Album VIP - and We Love It!

*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.




  I'll be honest...I hadn't heard of Manic Drive before receiving a copy of VIP to review, but I just had a good feeling about 'em by looking at the album cover. It was one of those things I couldn't explain. Christian rock is normally not my forte, being the non-denominational creature that I am. These guys give off some seriously good vibes!

23 October 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy to Release on Blu-ray Combo Pack 12/9!

From Marvel, the Studio That Brought You “Iron Man,” “Thor,”
“Captain America” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” 
Comes the Year’s Must-Own Blockbuster!

MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Get it First on Digital HD plus Disney Movies Anywhere November 18th, 
and on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and On-Demand December 9th


The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands into the cosmos when brash space adventurer Peter Quill steals a coveted orb and becomes the object of a relentless bounty hunt. To evade his enemies, Quill forges an uneasy truce with Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly assassin Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb, he must rally his ragtag band of misfits for a desperate battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy. Featuring amazing new characters and exclusive bonus features, this must-own blockbuster will have you hooked on a feeling… of pure adrenaline!

The film features Chris Pratt (“The Lego Movie,” TV’s “Parks and Recreation”) as Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana (“Avatar,” “Star Trek”) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (“Riddick,” “The Man with the Iron Fists”) as Drax, Vin Diesel (“Fast and the Furious” series, “Riddick”) as Groot, Bradley Cooper (“American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) as Rocket, Lee Pace (“The Hobbit” series, “Lincoln”) as Ronan, Michael Rooker (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan (“Oculus,” TV’s “Doctor Who”) as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (“How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Gladiator”) as Korath, John C. Reilly (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”) as Corpsman Dey, Glenn Close (TV’s “Damages,” “Tarzan”) as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro (“Traffic,” “The Usual Suspects”) as The Collector.

Follow Guardians of the Galaxy on Facebook for new information pertaining to the film and grab your own copy on Blu-ray Combo Pack 12/9 when it hits retailers nation-wide!

Monsters University Invites You to PARTY CENTRAL!



Join a monster of a party with the Disney Movies Anywhere premiere of PARTY CENTRAL.  The Disney•Pixar short is now available to view for free for the first time, and reunites everyone’s favorite monsters, Mike and Sulley, for another hilarious adventure.  Download the Disney Movies Anywhere app for iPhone or iPad to watch Party Central now, for a limited time!

Featuring Billy Crystal as Mike, John Goodman as Sulley and directed by Pixar's Kelsey Mann, Party Central features Mike and Sulley's return to Monsters University for a fun-filled weekend with their Oozma Kappa fraternity brothers. The gang is throwing their first party, but no one’s showing up. Luckily for them, Mike and Sulley have come with a plan to make sure “Party Central” is the most epic party the school has ever seen.

Go to Disney Movies Anywhere to find out more about collecting, watching, and taking your favorite Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies anywhere you go! Visit www.disneymoviesanywhere.com or download the app at http://di.sn/hvV





01 October 2014

Heroes Save the Day in August's Loot Crate! {Review}


  It's time for August's Loot Crate review! Woohoo!

Snack Guilt-Free with Harvest Snaps! {Review + Contest}


This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  For the longest time I could only find my favorite snacks, Snapea Crisps, at a single grocery store. I would have to make a special trip there every time I had a craving for these little green morsels. There must have been a pea-explosion recently, because I now see these delicious snacks everywhere I go! 

23 September 2014

5-hour ENERGY Yummification Contest Winners!

* The 5-hour ENERGY® samples, gift card, and information have been provided by the makers of 5-hour ENERGY®. All opinions are my own, however, and the winning video really is hilarious! 



Remember the 5-hour ENERGY Yummification recipe video contest I posted about last month? Winners have now officially been chosen! Were you one of the top three winners of some major cash and fame?



First Place ($50,000 prize): “Pomelimelade” by Tim Merlau, Los Angeles, CA
o   This winning submission mixes a Pomegranate 5-hour ENERGY® shot with limeade, and then takes us on a musical journey through all that can be accomplished over several hours (spoiler alert:  it’s a lot). 
o   “Pomelimelade”
§  1 glass Limeade
§  1 shot of Pomegranate 5-hour ENERGY® 



·         Second Place ($30,000 prize): “Ramalamadingdong” by Mark Golembeski, Los Angeles, CA
o   The second place video helps us turn that 2:30 feeling frown upside down by mixing a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with lemonade.  This video has it all: a clown, a puppy, a guy in a tutu, and much more. 
o   “Ramalamadingdong”
§  1 glass Lemonade
§  1 shot of Berry 5-hour ENERGY® 

·         Third Place ($10,000 prize): “Arnold Power” by Zac Sheorn, Lugoff, SC
o   The third place winner reminds us that you don’t have to be good at sports, but mixing a Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY® shot with decaffeinated iced tea helps keep you refreshed while practicing.  And practicing. 
o   “Arnold Power”
§  1 glass Decaf Iced Tea
§  1 shot of Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY® 

Winning videos can be viewed at 5hourenergy.com/yummification



Los Angeles really is a hotbed for amateur film-making, way to go Angelinos! 

16 September 2014

Heroes to the Rescue! Disney's Planes Comes to Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD November 4th!

I am so excited to share that Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue film is coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD November 4th!



Disney's "Planes Fire & Rescue" is landing on Disney Blu-ray™  Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms November 4th! The follow-up to last year's "Planes" comes the world famous racer Dusty Crophopper who joins an elite fire and rescue unit and learns what it takes to be a true hero. The high-flying comedy adventure also comes jet packed with an all-new exclusive animated short, deleted scenes, music video and more! 



Jace is a HUGE fan of the first Planes (and Cars, and Cars 2) and we can't wait to add this one to our collection! 

Is your kiddo a fan of Planes or Cars? What is his/her favorite character?