Sunday, January 26, 2014

DigiPals Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I was given free product and information from DigiPals in order to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my own!

Have you wished that you had a cute protective cover for your cellphone or smartphone? And that it could clean the screen to your phone, too? Well, this is exactly what DigiPals can do! They can both cuddle and clean the screen to your smartphone or cellphone! They have two zippered compartments, one on the outside, so that you can carry lip gloss, money, ear buds, a driver's license or even a credit card. The main zippered compartment is where you insert your cell phone or smartphone.  The main compartment has a soft microfiber zippered compartment that fits most of the cellphones or smartphones, iPods or similar products, game players and even some small digital cameras. I haven't tried my digital camera in it yet, but will have to do so sometime! I do need to mention that I have a case on my iPhone, and with the case on, it still fits inside the DigiPal!

see the soft material on the inside of the DigiPal that you clean your phone or other item with!!

It cleans your cell phone, smartphone, iPod, game player, or digital camera without chemicals. You gently rub the DigiPal over the item while it's inside the DigiPal! No lint or dust is left on your screen! I love how it cleans my screen on my iPhone , especially after my makeup gets on it, or if I've been having a personal summer and have been sweating (or if my son has pressed his face by accident on my phone!)! I carry my DigiPal with my iPhone in it in the outside pocket of my purse, and it keeps my smartphone covered! Did I tell you that they are machine washable, too? I haven't washed mine yet. The DigiPals Carrier, Case, and Cleaner (All-in-one!) comes in a penguin, a monkey, an owl, and a turtle!
 To find out more information, stop by DigiPals .

I have an Owl DigiPal to give away to one of my readers. All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter below!

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Two giveaways going on right now!

Don't forget the Sun laundry detergent giveaway and the Wondershare giveaway!! I pick the winner for the Sun Detergent, and at Wondershare it's an open giveaway at their site through sometime tomorrow! Don't miss both of these!!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Unlimited Giveaway of Wondershare Video Converter Pro for Windows from January 22nd to 24th (Sponsored)

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Half Popped (Book review and Giveaway)

Disclosure: I was given a book and information in order to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my own!

Half Popped is a book written by Jeff Feuerstein, and illustrated by Dayna Brandoff and Alex Miller (a sister and brother team!). Shel Silverstein inspired them with the rhyming. The artwork is a combination of photography and illustration, which is very neat!

Now, I'm sure that you are wondering what this book is about, and I will tell you! Kenny the Kernel is a popcorn kernel, and he's a friendly one. One problem, he was only half-popped, as a result of the microwave stopping. He was with the unpopped kernels at the bottom of the bowl, after the popped kernels were consumed by the human. He left the bowl and started on a journey, stopping at the fridge first. He met the baby carrot, followed by the red and green grapes, then onward. Each one of the foods that he met, he had a positive comment for them. I don't want to give the ending away, but I will tell you that it is a good one! I loved the message/lesson that you can take away from the book, about self-confidence, to look at yourself as others see you!  A compliment goes a long way! It's definitely a great children's book! The illustrations in the book were great! I love the detail in the pictures! I really wish that it was around when Steven was little, it's such a great book!

I have some links for you to check out for further information! Kenny the Kernel

Meet Kenny

Meeting the author and the illustrators

To purchase the book

The Blog

Kenny the Kernel on Twitter

Half Popped on Facebook

The Half Popped group is giving one of my readers a Half Popped book of their own! That is so awesome! To enter, please use the Rafflecopter below!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sun Detergent (Review and Giveaway) (ends 1/24/14, USA only)

Disclosure: I was given free product in order to facilitate a review. The opinions that are expressed in this review are mine and my family's.

Having a small family of 3 and 4 birds don't necessarily mean that I don't do much laundry! Our son Steven always seems to change clothes after he gets home from high school. My husband wears jeans and a t-shirt or polo shirt to work, and then he changes into shorts when he gets home. Me---well, I wear a uniform to work and end up in pj's or other clothes depending on if it's a day off or not. We cover our cages with sheets at night. So, if you include all of the above, along with our bed linens, towels at least twice a week, and other miscellaneous laundry, I do about 10+ loads a week. I have a HE washer, so I need a HE compatible laundry detergent! I was given the opportunity to try Sun Laundry Detergent, and I gave my husband's jeans the chance to put it to the test! He doesn't work outside, but in the course of a work day or a day off around the house, they get grubby. (I forgot to take a pic of the jeans before they went into the washer!) The load in the picture below is of some throws, a small pillow and some other laundry that I used Sun on one day! We got the Tropical Breeze liquid laundry detergent, and I put it into the dispenser. After the jeans came out of the washer, I looked at them and smelled them. They were clean! I was quite happy, to say the least! I used it on my nursing uniforms, which I tend to get tube feeding liquid on at times--- it got them clean, too.The sheets that we use to cover the birds with at night came clean, too!

As you can tell from above, I was happy with the results! Why don't you start out the new year by switching to Sun! Instead of using the leading brand, which could cost an average of 22 cents a load,  opt for Sun which costs only 6 to 7 cents per load! Think of the savings you'll have for your summer vacation or for Christmas later on this year!

Tropical Breeze smells like mango, tangy berry, and kiwi, along with white musk and hibiscus to remind one of Hawaii! Between the laundry powder and the liquid detergent, they come in a variety, Clean and Fresh (also available in HE), Fresh Morning Breeze, Mountain Fresh (also available with a bleach alternative), Fresh Lavender, Free and Clear (This is the one that I think that my husband would have picked if I had sent him out with the coupon! He tends to pick out Fragrance Free products, if he's given the choice!), and Plus Oxi (also available in Island Essence). The laundry powder comes in two load sizes, 41 and 88. The liquid comes in 5 sizes, 30, 41, 50, 78, and 125.

Stop by  Sun Detergent for more information!

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Important information about the review and giveaway!

HI dear readers and new visitors! Just wanted to let you know that the Review and Giveaway has been updated. I did extend the date through the 20th when I added in the amount of the gift code just now. Stop by and enter now!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Netflix: Upcoming Titles (Sponsored Post)

Disclosure: I was given information from Netflix to share with my readers. No compensation was received. 


Avail 1/1
Dexter: Seasons 5-8

Avail 1/5
Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Season 2

Avail 1/8
The Lying Game: Season 2

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Being Human: Season 3

Avail 1/15
An Idiot Abroad: Seasons 1-3


Avail 1/1
Duplex (2003)

Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Eileen Essel, Harvey Fierstein, Justin Theroux, Maya Rudolph

New York City couple Alex and Nancy dream of the departure of their upstairs neighbor, who's hogging a rent-controlled apartment they'd dearly love to have. If she doesn't move out, they may have to takmatters into their own hands.

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Charming sociopath Tom Ripley maneuvers into the lush life of Dickie, a young heir vacationing in ItalyHired to persuade Dickie to return to America, Tom embraces Dickie's posh lifestyle and takes extremmeasures to hold onto it.

Avail 1/2
Drinking Buddie (2013)

Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston, Ti West, Jason Sudeikis

Workmates at a small Chicago brewery, Luke and Kate are romantically involved with others but also thbest of friends -- on and off the clock. Things get complicated, however, when the couples spend a
weekend together at a lakeside retreat.

Good Ol' Freda (2013)
Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping tmake it big: the Beatles. In Good Ol' Freda, the band's former secretary tells her personal stories for thfirst time in 0 years.

Avail 1/3
Jack Reacher (2012)
Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Jai Courtney

When ex-military cop Jack Reacher investigates an elite sniper charged with killing five people, he teams up with a beautiful defense lawyer -- and they soon find themselves drawn into a dangerous cat-and-
mouse game in this exciting thriller.

Avail 1/4
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann, Derek Mears, Pihla
Viitala, Ingrid BolsΓΈ Berdal, Zoe Bell

Fifteen years after outsmarting a sinister witch by pushing her into an oven, a now-grow Hansel and
Gretel are pooling their wiles to take down witches as professional bounty hunters in this action-packereimagining of the classic fairy tale.

Avail 1/5
The Last Stand (2013)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Knoxville, Forest Whitaker, Rodrigo Santoro, Jaimie Alexander

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a border town sheriff who's taken up his post after tragic events broughan end to his tenure with the LAPD. But his quiet life is interrupted when a drug boss escapes FBI
custody and flees straight toward his town.

Avail 1/16
Spy Kids 3: Game Over
Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Holland Taylor, Sylvester Stallon, Salma Hayek

In the continuing adventures of the two spy siblings, Carmen gets caught in a virtual realitgame
designed by the kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker, and it's up to Juni to save her by battling through thgame's levels.

Avail 1/17
The Square (2013)
Inspiring and intense, this critically praised documenta ry chronicles the popular uprising in Egypt thacaptivated the world with scenes of courage and freed om in the face of violent opposition, igniting a
history-making revolution.

Avail 1/19
Rent (2005)

Chris Columbus's faithful adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical set in New York's East Villagboasts a slew of stars from the show's original Broadway cast, including Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp,
Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs and Jesse L. Martin. Based on Puccini's opera "La boheme," the story follows
a group of scrappy bohemians who face true love, broken hearts, drug addiction and AIDS -- and payinrent to high-powered oppressors.

Avail 1/24
Mitt (2014)
Following his bid to win the U.S. presidency, most Americans believed they knew Mitt Romney. Witunprecedented access, this documentary tracks Romney from 2006 and his first effort to win the
Republican nomination, through the 2012 elections, revealing the man behind the sound bites in an
authentic view the public rarely glimpsed during the media frenzy of a national campaign.

Avail 1/29
The Croods
Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke

When an earthquake obliterates their cave, an unworldly prehistoric family is forced to journey througunfamiliaterrain in search of a new home. But things for pessimistic dad Grug go from bad to worse
when his daughter meets a clever cave boy.