Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Zoo Cams: One Way of seeing zoo animals when you can't get to the Zoo.

Disclosure: I was given the information to share with my readers from Dropcam, and no compensation was received. I just wanted to share their site with you all!

I was contacted by Dropcam a few months ago, regarding their drop cams at some zoos.  I love the idea, because when Steven and I went to Animal Kingdom at WDW we were always scoping out the cameras for behind the scenes where the animals were. We love animals, and I'm sure that your kids or grandkids do, too!  My two favorites on the Dropcam site are the giraffe cam and the one about the tortoise!
I'm going to share the link with you, so that you can stop by there, too!
Welcome to the Dropcam Virtual Zoo!
It's a way of watching some animals on days when you can't quite get the kids over to the local zoo, and it's quite enjoyable, too (my words!).

Monday, July 21, 2014

Undone with @AmandadeCadenet (Sponsored)

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received information from Lifetime to share with you.

LOS ANGELES, (July 7, 2014) – It’s time to get Undone with @AmandadeCadenet in Lifetime’s all-new live talk series, hosted by Amanda de Cadenet (The Conversation).  Premiering Thursday, July 24, at 10:30pm ET/PT, the half-hour show will explore the hot topics trending in pop culture and feature interviews with celebrities or newsmakers who will join de Cadenet to hang out and chat about anything and everything that went down that week.  As the first and only female driven weekly series of its kind, it’s the ultimate interactive pop culture mash up where anything can and will happen.   Leveraging her die-hard social media following, de Cadenet will engage with viewers across all platforms, seamlessly taking the conversations happening online live on-air. 
Eight episodes of Undone with @AmandadeCadenet have been ordered and will be filmed live in Hollywood each week.  “I am extremely excited to rejoin forces with Lifetime to make Undone with @AmandadeCadenet, a new and innovative live primetime talk show.  Lifetime proves once again that it really does listen to its audience and has paid attention to the demand that there be another female voice in the talk space,” said de Cadenet.
De Cadenet is a British television personality, renowned fashion and portrait photographer and entrepreneur.  In 2012, de Cadenet executive produced and hosted the Lifetime and web series The Conversation, which explored the modern woman through candid, powerful and in-depth interviews with some of the world’s most famous and influential women, including Jane Fonda, Lady Gaga, Gwyneth Paltrow, Miley Cyrus, Eva Longoria, Kelly Preston, Alicia Keys, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Donna Karan, Ivanka Trump, Olivia Wilde and Gabby Sidibe.  In 2005, Amanda published a compendium of her photography, Rare Birds (powerHouse Books).
Undone with @AmandadeCadenet is executive produced by de Cadenet and Embassy Row’s Michael Davies (The Talking Dead, Watch What Happens Live) as well as Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and David Hillman of Lifetime. 
Embassy Row is a New York City-based television and digital production company dedicated to developing and acquiring original formats for television networks and online distribution in the U.S. and abroad. The company specializes in the genres of talk, games, competition, comedy, factual, food and sports and are pioneers in the areas of brand and social media integration.  Recent credits include:  Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, Oxygen’s The Glee Project and AMC’s The Talking Dead. Embassy Row is a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television.
Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies.  As a result of the network’s aggressive programming strategy that has doubled the hours of its original programming, 2013 marked Lifetime’s second straight year of growth among Total Viewers.  Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LL0C, a subsidiary of A+E Networks.  A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
A+E Networks Official Press Site: http://press.aenetworks.com

Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask (review)

Have you ever tried to get to sleep, and for some reason or another, you can't? The ceiling fan may be running and the temperature of your room is fine. But, you are a night shift worker and sleep during the daytime, or you maybe a day shift worker sleeping at night. There may be a slight of light shining somehow into your room, and it's trying to keep you awake!

I tried Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask and the ear plugs that came with it recently. It was quite comfortable, and my eyelashes didn't touch the material inside the eye area of the mask! To me, when I can blink inside a mask and the eye area doesn't touch the lashes, I'm a happy camper! Woo
 hoo! I didn't see any light sneak in around the edges, either! The band has a velcro fastener on the ends of it, and it holds securely. The ear plugs were also comfortable. Did I tell you that it comes with a little bag to hold the sleep mask and ear plugs in it? Well, it does! The sleep mask is definitely a great idea for those who need to sleep and want the light blocked from their eyes! They're great for trips and everyday use! I do recommend them!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, July 14, 2014

2 Ice Ball Mold Review

Have you wondered how you could make ice balls at home for adult beverages or lemonade or iced tea? They're easy to make with the 2 Ice Ball Mold set! You wash the set of 3 molds, which come apart into two pieces and the fold-down funnel, before use. After putting them back together, you use the funnel to fill them to no higher than the fill line. Put them in the freezer for 4 to 6 hours (I left mine in overnight.), and once the ice is frozen, you can use them. Separate the two halves and place the ice ball in your drink! What I like about the ice balls is that I didn't notice a watering down effect from them in my margarita, as the ball melted! I tried them in our tumblers, which are about the size of a highball glass. I haven't had the chance to try them in a thinner glass of ours yet.

I was well pleased with the 2 Ice Ball Mold set! They were easy to clean and easy to fill and use! My family hadn't tried them yet, so I don't have their opinions! I think that you will like them too! You can purchase them from Amazon.com!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Falcon Dust -Off Mobile Screen Cloth (Review)

Disclosure: I was given a screen cloth and information from Falcon in order to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my own and son's!

Have you got fingerprints or even leaned your cheek with make-up or sweat against your cell or smartphone? What did you use to clean it off? Maybe some of you used a Kleenex or a part of your clothing to wipe them off? The screen doesn't always come clean, well at least from my experience!
I recently tried the Falcon Dust-Off Mobile Screen Cloth, and I really like it. It is a double-sided microfiber cloth that can be machine washed in the gentle cycle for repeated use. I don't recall throwing it in the washer yet, but I have been using it to wipe off fingerprints on Steven's iPad, my iPad, my husband's Samsung Galaxy 5, son's Galaxy 4 (hand-me-down referb), and my iPhone. And, I've used it on my glasses, too! I have been trying to format a video that I've taken of how I've used it, and once I get it set up, I will post it as an addendum to thus review. It worked and we were happy with the results!

You can use the double sided cloth to wipe smartphones and cellphones, tablets and eReaders, any type of portable screens on gaming devices (we found his old Gameboy and Nintendo DS yesterday, and I will have to use it on their screens sometime.), eyeglasses and sunglasses, and auto touch screens.  It's made of a durable microfiber which can clean sensitive surfaces on your devices of dirt, cosmetics, grime, facial oils (I put it to the test several times after I had a sweaty face on my iPhone, and it worked great!), and last but not least makeup. You can carry it in your purse or your briefcase!
Check out their site for more patterns and colors! Dust-Off
They are also on Facebook  under Dust-Off.

The back of the package, in order for you to see a bit more of it!

The front side of the package!

The red side!

The "sassy" leopard side of the cloth!

Using the opposite side of the cloth to clean his iPad!
Shiny, and no prints!
Cleaning Steven's iPad screen!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

How To Train Your Dragon 2 soundtrack (Review)

Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to stream the full sound track, and received information from Relativity Music Group and DreamWorks Animation in order to facilitate my review and to share information with my readers! The opinions expressed here in the review are mine solely!

Jonsi, who's the frontman for the Icelandic atmospheric rock band Sigur Ros, collaborated with composer John Powell on DreamWorks Animation's recent movie soundtrack, which came out last week. I've been listening to it, and I honestly can't find one song on it that I don't like! I can imagine how it's playing throughout the movie, and I haven't see it yet!  There's 19 tunes on the soundtrack and I know that you'll enjoy them.

The soundtrack's available on Amazon.com. A ZinePak edition of the soundtrack is available at Walmart and Walmart.com, and it will have the 19 tracks on the cd, a 64-page magazine with dragon -related items in it. Enclosed below is a list of the names of the tunes on the soundtrack!
I enjoyed the soundtrack and you will too!
01. Dragon Racing
02. Together We Map the World
03. Hiccup the Chief/Drago's Coming
04. Toothless Lost
05. Should I Know You?
06. Valka's Dragon Sanctuary
07. Losing Mom/Meet the Good Alpha
08. Meet Drago
09. Stoick Finds Beauty
10. Flying with Mother
11. For the Dancing and the Dreaming
12. Battle of the Bewilderbeast
13. Hiccup Confronts Drago
14. Stoick Saves Hiccup
15. Stoick's Ship
16. Alpha Comes to Berk
17. Toothless Found
18. Two New Alphas
19. Where No One Goes

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

How To Train Your Dragon 2 in IMAX! (Sponsored)

Disclosure: I received information from IMAX in order to facilitate this sponsored post. In doing so, I have the chance of receiving an IMAX pack for the movie!

Have you or your family seen How To Train Your Dragon when it came out awhile back? Son and I did and we really enjoyed it (and we still play it on the Blu-ray on occasion!)! Okay, well, I've got more great news to share with you! How To Train Your Dragon 2 is coming out this Friday, June 13th! The second chapter of this fantastic DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon  franchise is coming, or should I say, flying to all IMAX theaters domestically  in select in engagements. (IMAX makes 3D so much better for viewing, in my honest opinion!)The IMAX 3D release will be digitally  remastered.into the image and sound quality of the IMAX experience, creating a unique environment that will make audiences feel as though they are flying alongside heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless!

And there's more excitement, because Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler. Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Kristen Wiig reprising their respective voice roles. They are being joined this time by Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou, and Kit Harrington!

For more information : How To Train Your Dragon 2

For IMAX theater locations and local showtimes: Locations and showtimes