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(Video) Julius Jr. Rock‘n Playhouse Box

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Disclosure: I am a Saban Brands Mombassador, as always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. Show of hands who loves Julius Jr. the widely popular Nick Jr. TV show! Well rejoice fellow Julius Jr. fans brand new Fisher-Price toys available now at Toy "R" Us ! Check out my video of the Julius Jr. Rock‘n Playhouse Box ($39.99) review. Totally SPARKLERIFFIC, right! This playset brings the playhouse from the Julius Jr. series to life with fun-filled features including lights and sounds on every floor, a 3" Julius Jr. figure, art table, keyboard, microphone, skate board ramp, skateboard, telescope, rocket, and alien play pieces. Skate up the ramp, dance on the light-up dance floor, board the elevator that knows which floor you're on, take a ride on the conveyor belt right into the space world, and more! The playhouse also connects to other Julius Jr. playsets for extended play! The light up dance floor is X’s favorite.  I love how bright and cheery it is … [Read more...]

(Video) KidzVuz Back To School Recap #KidzVuzBTS

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Disclosure: I attended this KidzVuz sponsored event.  As always, my post are based on my opinions and experiences. How do you get the coolest Mom ever title? Take them to a KidzVuz party! And that is exactly who want we did last Friday night for their big back to school night. What is KidzVuz? KidzVuz is a totally safe video review sharing site for kids age 7-12. It’s the ONLY online destination exclusively dedicated to letting tweens have their say and share their views about the stuff they love. This was the first event that Rock was invited and X and I tagged along with hang with some of our favorite blogger families. We: Showed our Broadway glam side with Kids’ Night on Broadway. Had dizzy fun with School Specialty. Saved the world! #YourWelcome Got ready for back to school with Lands’ End Checked out hot new toys from Hasbro and Transformers! Learned about Lifelock and how to keep my identity safe. Hang out with WWE Stars Yup, coolest Mom ever! … [Read more...]

Quick Hit Summer Movie Reviews

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The summer hasn’t even finished and we have already have had some hits and misses in the theaters, but I couldn’t let the summer fly by without mentioning some of the fun summer flicks that I was fortunate to watch so far: 22 Jump Street: To think that 22 Jump Street was made by the same directors as the Lego Movie. While they kept the same meta (wink, wink!) movie feel that the Lego Movie had, you would definitely not bring your child to see this one. With that said, the price of a baby sister is well worth it to watch Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill basically do the same exact movie as before only set in college (not that it is a bad thing), the movie goes out of its way to point this fact out to you as much as possible while also keeping things fresh and funny. It really comes down to Tatum’s and Hill’s chemistry which holds the movie together and provides some of the funniest parts of the movie. Without them all the clever jokes and winks would have just fallen flat. Honestly, the … [Read more...]

Blogger Bash NYC 2014 Recap #SweetSuite14 #BBNYC

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Disclosure: I received a Blogger Bash ticket to attend.  As always, my post are based on my opinions and experiences. This past week, NYC was taken over by exceptional bloggers and brands for the very first Blogger Bash 2014! In the two day conference there were over 100 brands and several hundred bloggers who came together for one goal, “To Make An Impression!” With my marketing, Trumpeting Media and Brillante Media experience I know how difficult putting together a two event can be so I am always in awe when people put together a multi-day conference with so many clients and bloggers. The Blogger Bash Team led by Joey Fortman and Charlene Deloach did an amazing job! They recognize the power of digital influencers and tried their best teach new and experienced bloggers how to grow their brands while networking with industry leaders. The conference started out with the always fun Sweet Suite where there was a line out the door to get in. Where we mingled and got … [Read more...]

(Video) Philips ActionFit Earbuds Review #TechliciousCE

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Disclosure: I received Philips ear buds to facilitate my review.  As always, my post are based on my opinions and experiences. I can’t exercise without either watching or listening to something. Unfortunately, finding the right ear buds that won’t fall out or breakdown due to sweat can be difficult. Currently, I am trying out the Philips ActionFit Earbuds and I found that it has a couple of things going for it. It is superlight and comfortable which was great during running as it was less likely to fall off or start to make my ears sore after a couple of hours. It also handles sweat extremely, due to its rubber construction the buds never felt like they were going to slip or loosen. Finally and most important to me is the cord. I tend to flail a little bit when I run, so I really need a cord that is well constructed and sturdy.   The ActionFit cord is reinforced out of Kevlar meaning that there is a pretty low probability that I will tear the cord apart. Also gone are the days of … [Read more...]

(Video) CE Week Cell Phone Cases Review

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Disclosure: I attended CE Week as press and received samples to facilitate my review. As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. Remember the time when we did not even have cell phones? We would leave our homes without even a care because a telephone booth and 50 cents was enough to call home? Nowadays your cell phone is your life line to call or text loved ones, your GPS and your mobile business center. Unfortunately, it is not indestructible and the horror stories of shattered screens and waterlogging my cell phone has definitely occurred. And as everyone knows that can be very expensive replacement cost with or without cell insurance. While I toured NYC CE Week, I was on the lookout for the best in cell phone cases. Check out some of my favorites: iLuv selfy iPhone Case ($49.99) -Wireless remote shutter allows you to take pictures and videos with your phone from a distance -Perfect for self-portraits and group photos -Remote is conveniently … [Read more...]

(Video) New Trailers #LucyMovie #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

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These movies look like the perfect movies to cure summer boredom. LUCY (July 25 2014) From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014) Featurette: Meet Peter Quill From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a … [Read more...]

(Video) Stitch y Tinker Bell on Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition y En Español

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Disclosure: Disney Infinity was one of the sponsors of Blogger Bash. Big news from Disney. Last night at Blogger Bash in NYC I got a chance to see the new figures of Disney and wanted to share. Fans asked for more Disney…and we heard you! Disney Interactive announced that Stitch and Tinker Bell will join Merida, Maleficent and all of the characters from Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes in Toy Box 2.0 this fall. As two of the most requested characters by the Disney Infinity fan community, Stitch and Tinker Bell will deliver their unique brand of magical, mischievous fun to Toy Box 2.0. Players will be able to create all-new adventures featuring the entire collection of characters from across the Disney Infinity universe, along with hundreds of Disney and Marvel-themed items, locations, props and vehicles. Key highlights include: • Stitch: The lovable “experiment 626" from the popular “Lilo & Stitch” films comes to the Disney Infinity Toy Box … [Read more...]

(Video) New Trailers for #UnbrokenMovie #HorribleBosses2 #BigHero6

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Just wanted to share new trailers for movies coming out in 4th quarter 2014! Walt Disney Animation’s BIG HERO 6 (November 7, 2014) With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Horrible Bosses 2 (November 26, 2014) Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in Horrible Bosses 2. But a slick investor soon pulls … [Read more...]

(Video) 2014 Disney Holiday Gift Media Preview Favorites

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Disclosure: I attended this Disney sponsored event. As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. 2014 Holiday Preview season has started and thanks to our friends at Disney Living and Disney Interactive, I got a sneak peak of the hottest Disney toys and gifts for the upcoming season. Some of my favorites:  Disney Baby Dumbo Outfits ($44.95)   Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile by Just Play ($39.99) Chewbacca Hoodie ($32.95) Disney Princess Palace Pets Magic Dance Pumpkin by Blip Toys ($49.99) Club Penguin Subscription ($7.95 to $59.95) Frozen Ana and Elsa Long John Pajamas by Hanna Andersson ($42.00) Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Edition by Disney Interactive (Starter Pack: $74.99, Play Sets: $34.99, Disney Infinity Figure: $13.99 and Power Disc Packs: $4.99) available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC and iOS platforms. And there is so much to choose from for any Disney Lover any age so get … [Read more...]