Shelly's Bits and Pieces: October 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween from WRECK-IT RALPH!



Disclosure:  This cute card was sent to me and I wanted to share it with my readers!  No compensation of any kind was received!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph Coloring Pages

In honor of WRECK-IT RALPH opening in theatres everywhere next Friday, November 2nd, please find 3 fun coloring sheets in the link below!
 https://www.relayit.net/pickup.php?c=JBQ6st8SNK987wkGCjJ2xtfdGgrm7B6bBdRS (this link expires in 7 days) These are the pages you can print:











Disclosure: I received this information and wanted to pass it on to my readers. No compensation of any type was received!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tom and Jerry DVD and Pump It Up Review and Giveaway


On the heels of the release of the new direct to DVD movie, Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and his
Merry Mouse, Pump It Up, national leader in the children’s entertainment category, is hosting a national
sweepstakes.

Beginning September 15, Pump It Up’s Facebook fans from across the country can enter for a chance to win a Pump It Up Party Prize Pack which includes a free party package, Goodie Bag, a Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse on Blu-ray, as well as a Pop–In Playtime pass. The winner, who will be selected at random, will be announced on Tuesday, October 30 at 12:00 PM PDT.  Twenty-nine others will be selected at random to receive the Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse on Blu-ray and a Pump It Up Pop-In Playtime Pass.

Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse, set for release on October 2, 2012, is an animated, action packed family film where Tom joins forces with Jerry to rescue their respective humans from evil villains.

“As a leader in the children’s entertainment category, we always look for opportunities in popular culture to
engage our fan base,” said Lee Knowlton, CEO for Pump It Up. “The Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and his
Merry Mouse Blu-ray is a fun, upbeat film for families. It fits well with our brand.”   Pump It Up’s Pop-In Playtime is a fun destination for kids to play and is designed to encourage social and active behavior through exercising through their bodies and imaginations. Kids and parents are invited to visit their local Pump It Up location to jump, bounce, slide and climb around in the in a fun, safe, indoor environment.  With the Pop-In Playtime punch card program, families who come to play four times will receive their fifth visit free. 

About the Sweepstakes
One grand prize winner will receive a Pump It Up Party Prize Pack which includes a free party package for up to 26 kids, Goodie Bag, Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse on Blu-ray, as well as a free pass to Pop–In Playtime.  Twenty-nine (29) runners up will receive Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse on Blu-ray and a Pump It Up Pop-In Playtime Pass. Must be 18 years old to enter. Not open to residents of Rhode Island. Full sweepstakes information and official sweepstakes rules can be found at:
www.Facebook.com/PumpItUpParty.

About Pump It Up
A clear, national leader in the children’s entertainment category, Pump It Up is a 150-unit franchise specializing in private birthday parties and programs like field trips, camps, open jump time, pop-in playtime and other seasonal special events. Known by most parents as their “kids’ favorite place,” Pump It Up prides itself on offering a trained, safety-oriented staff committed to serving families in a fun stress-free environment. For more information about Tempe, AZ- based, Pump It Up, please visit www.PumpItUpParty.com.

If you are Tom and Jerry fans, you will love this adorable DVD!  We were already Tom and Jerry fans, and this movie just pulled us in!  It is a wonderful movie that the entire family can enjoy.   Along with the DVD, we received 2 free passes to Pump It Up.  We visited the Raleigh, NC location of Pump It Up, and the kids really enjoyed themselves!  The location was busy, but the kids did not seem to mind at all! 

WIN IT! One lucky Shelly's Bits and Pieces reader will Win  (1) standard definition DVD of Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse (approx. retail value $19.98) and two (2) free passes for Pop-In Playtime at any Pump It Up location. 

Simply enter on the rafflecopter form below!  Open to US residents only.  Giveaway ends on 11/01/2012 at 11:59PM est!

Friday, October 19, 2012

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Disclosure:  This is a guest post.  No compensation was received for posting it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Brio My Very First Phone Review


Several months ago, I received a Brio My Very First Phone for the little ones to review.  The phone was sent to me from Hello Baby in the UK.  The phone is cute, and little miss carried it around everywhere so she could answer her calls.   Here is a picture of the phone:
Little Miss especially enjoyed the mirror, and I would often catch her watching herself as she spoke,or jabbered into her phone.  She enjoyed the squeaker buttons too, and for her first play phone it was nice to have.  I would love to see a second phone, made just as well, that offered different sounds when you pushed the buttons.  One that would ring would be a huge plus!  The manufacturer recommends this phone for ages 10 months and up, which does seem about right.  This is still in little miss's purse, and she uses it when she plays, but I have noticed the play decreasing as she gets older.

All in all, we love the construction of the phone.  It is very sturdy!  It is cute and a nice playtime item for your older infants and younger toddlers!

Disclosure:  We received a free phone from Hello Baby to facilitate our review.  No further compensation was received.  All opinions are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces Family.





Moonrise Kingdom On Blu-Ray and DVD Tuesday Oct 16!


ALL-STAR CAST AND NEW DISCOVERIES DELIGHT IN HIT TALE OF FIRST LOVE FROM ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED FILMMAKER WES ANDERSON

MOONRISE KINGDOM

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 16, 2012 ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK WITH UltraViolet™, ON DVD AND ON DEMAND FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

"WONDROUSLY BEAUTIFUL. ONE OF MR. ANDERSON'S SUPREME ACHIEVEMENTS" - MANOHLA DARGIS, THE NEW YORK TIMES

OVERVIEW: A star-studded and visually stunning box office hit, and a tale of first love directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore), Focus Features' Moonrise Kingdomwill be available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet™, on DVD, On Demand and on Digital Download on October 16, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom follows two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore - and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way.

Charming screen newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward star alongside Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Academy Award® nominees Edward Norton (American History X) and Bill Murray (Lost in Translation), Academy Award® winners Frances McDormand (Fargo) and Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton), Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), and Bob Balaban (Gosford Park). Moonrise Kingdomis a movie that critics are calling "extraordinary from start to finish" (Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies).

The Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and a Digital Copy of the film compatible with iPhone®, iTunes®, iPad®, iPod®, iPod® touch, Android™ and online retailer partners, as well as UltraViolet™. UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers, and TVs. Consumers can now enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.

Disclosure:  No compensation was received for this post!  I just wanted to share the information!

Wreck-It Ralph - Film Clip "Ralph Meets Vanellope"



From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time? “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.



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Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter-Available on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 23


Producer Tim Burton and Director Timur Bekmambetov's

Thrilling Look at the Secret Life of Abraham Lincoln Wields its Axe onto

Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™ and DVD October 23

Includes Exclusive Animated Graphic Novel and

Loaded With Never-Before-Seen Killer Content

The election season is about to get a whole lot bloodier as historical legend throws his hat into the ring in ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, arriving on Blu-ray™3D, Blu-ray™ and DVD October 23 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. A citizen by day and a hunter by night, this action-packed film with cutting-edge visual effects shows the Lincoln you know – with one additional quality of which you were unaware... until now.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER explores the secret life of Abraham Lincoln before he became President, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (Dark Shadows) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead.

Based on the New York Times Best Seller novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER stars Benjamin Walker (Flags of Our Fathers), Dominic Cooper (Captain American: The Frist Avenger), Anthony Mackie (The Adjustment Bureau), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Rufus Sewell (The Tourist). The Blu-ray™ 3D and Blu-ray™ are loaded with killer content and hard action, including an exclusive never-before-scene animated graphic novel prequel about the origins of vampires in the U.S.A. Prebook is September 12.


 Disclosure:  I received this information and wanted to pass it on! No compensation of any type was received!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Scrumptious Salads from the Mediterranean

Today, I have something special for our Shelly's Bits and Pieces readers!  JoEllen Krauss has given us some delicious recipes!

BIO:
JoEllen Krauss, mother of two kids, is an advocate of healthy eating and brings this passion to his home providing tasty and healthy meals to her family. When she’s not in the kitchen she reads romance novels and writes freelance for 1800WheelChair.Com. In this guest post she shares yummy Mediterranean salad recipes. Enjoy!

Scrumptious Salads from the Mediterranean

If you are looking for a quick, easy and affordable alternative to your usual Wednesday casserole or weekend burgers, then perhaps whipping up a fresh Mediterranean salad can defer the meal monotony. Mediterranean cuisine is known for its fresh and exotic cuisine, but you don’t have to live in Greece to bring some of these foods home to your table. Try some of these Mediterranean salads that are easy on your wallets, taste buds, and time.

Mediterranean Greek Salad

This salad is great side dish, or even a main dish! Add more or less of each ingredient or different ingredients altogether to make this salad yours! Use the following as a starting point for your salad.

Ingredients

 3 cucumbers
 1 ½ cups crumbled feta cheese
 1 cup Kalamata olives (or your favorite olive)
 3 cups diced Roma tomatoes
 1/3 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes
 ½ red onion

Thinly slice the cucumbers; seed them if you would like. Slice the olives you decided to add to your salad. Dice up the Roma tomatoes, the sun-dried tomatoes, and red onion. Toss everything together until evenly distributed.

As for the dressing, there are a wide variety of potential dressings that can be used for this salad. You can try oil and balsamic vinegar, pre-made Greek dressings, or vinaigrettes. Like before, go ahead and experiment with dressings until you find something that you absolutely love. That’s the beauty of this salad; there are so many different combinations in which you can eat this salad. The best part is, it tastes fantastic every time and it’s healthy!

Lamb Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

This salad has a little more substance than a traditional all-vegetable Mediterranean. This salad turns a classic Mediterranean dish into a unique salad that is still light, healthy and tasty.

Ingredients

For lamb meat:

 1 pound ground lamb
 2 teaspoons minced garlic
 1 teaspoon rosemary leaves
 1 teaspoon oregano
 I teaspoon salt
 ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

For dressing:

 ½ cucumber
 7 ounces plain Greek yogurt
 2 teaspoons minced garlic
 1 tablespoon lemon juice
 1 tablespoon olive oil

For salad:

 Chopped Romaine lettuce
 1 ripe tomato, sliced
 1 red onion, sliced thinly
 1 cup Kalamata olives

To make the gyro meat, begin by preheating your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine the lamb and the spices and knead the mixture until it is smooth and even. Mold the meat into 4 small sausage-like chains, or loafs. Keep them approximately the same size. Put the meat in the oven and bake on a sheet for about 16 minutes. Afterwards, take the lamb out of the oven and allow it to cool before you slice it thinly.

To make the dressing, start by grating the cucumber. Squeeze as much of the excess cucumber juice into a side bowl as you grate. Combine the grated cucumber with the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Add the excess cucumber juice until your dressing has reached a consistency to your liking.

Lastly, assemble your salad. Wash and break the lettuce, slice the tomatoes, chop the onion, and slice the olives and toss everything together. Apply a generous amount of the lamb meat to your salad and top with the dressing. Alas! A completely homemade gyro salad!

Another great way to use this recipe is to chopped/shred the salad and the lamb meat and stuff it into a pita pocket. This is a great way to add a little starch and carbohydrates to the dish if you are a little more hungry than usual. Enjoy!

Add a glass of your favorite wine, a white tablecloth, and a candle to the setting and enjoy a beautiful and healthy dinner. You'll feel like you are dining right on the Mediterranean!

Disclosure:  This is a guest post.  No compensation was received for posting it!  A very special thank you to JoEllen for the delicious recipe!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Touch: The Complete First Season on DVD October 16th


 
 
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Martin Bohm is a widower and single father who is haunted by an inability to connect to his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son Jake. But when Martin discovers that Jake can predict events before they happen, everything changes. Touch is available on DVD on October 16th.
 

 
In honor of the upcoming release of the First Season of Touch, here are :
Five Ways to Connect With Your Child
 
In Touch, Martin has a hard time connecting with his son, Jake. In this feature, we will provide parents with helpful tips on how they can better connect with their children, including having weekly family meals and making yourself more available to talk, attend events, etc.
  
Prepare Family Dinner
 
 
 
Set aside one evening a week when your family can prepare and eat dinner together. Allow each person to choose the recipe of the week and set a rotating schedule so everyone has a chance to make a favorite dish. Not only will you be spending time with one another, but your children will learn basic cooking skills while you learn more about their favorite foods.
 
Attend Sporting Event or Extracurricular Activity
 
 
No matter what activities your children take part in, stay up-to-date on how practices or rehearsals are going. Ask when special events or performances occur so you can plan your schedule ahead of time in order to attend. Remaining informed and involved in your children’s interests is key in expressing how proud you are to be their parents.  
 
Family Game Night
 
A fun way to connect with your kids is to plan a family game night a few times a month. There are many options out there from classic board games like Monopoly to word games like Catch Phrase. A nice way to end a game night is to have the winner choose their favorite place to grab dessert at a local ice cream or frozen yogurt shop.
 
Photo Sharing Project
 
 
A creative way of connecting with your children is by doing a photo project together. You can create a physical scrapbook using supplies from a local art store. Or for the tech-savvy parents, you can create a blog or photo e-book with your children. This is a great way of sharing stories andremembering fun times.
 
Take an Evening Walk
 
 
One way to re-connect at the end of a busy day is to take an evening walk with the entire family. Communication is key in keeping any relationship healthy so this is a relaxing and easy way to talk with your kids. Also, it is nice to be active with the family so switch it up with a bike ride or rollerblading.   

Disclosure:  No compensation was received for this post.  I just wanted to share with my readers!
 

Unjunk Halloween with UNREAL Candy

My family, like most that I know, loves Halloween.  One of the reasons it is so popular is because the kids get LOTS of candy when they Trick or Treat.  In recent years, I have given out crayons and other non-edible items to reduce the sugar intake by the local kids...even at a small amount.  My daughter and my husband are both chocoholics and getting them to give up their candy can be a hard task. However, when we were sent some samples of UNREAL Candy, they both had a change of heart.

About UNREAL Candy:   UNREAL candies can proudly claim:
· No corn syrup
· No hydrogenated oil
· No artificial flavors
· No GMO’s
· No synthetic colors
· Responsibly sourced ingredients, including:
o Traceable cacao beans from Ghana and Ecuador
o 100% sustainable and organic Palm Kernel Oil sourced from a sustainable and
organic plantation in Brazil
o Dairy from free-range cows pasture raised without antibiotics or added
hormones
o All natural origin colors, coming from plants like beets, red cabbage, etc.
o 30% less sugar, 60% more protein and 250% more fiber per serving on average
compared to the leading competing brands



Our thoughts:    THUMBS UP!

We first sampled the UNREAL 54, Candy coated chocolate with peanuts.  Great taste and I preferred them to the more well known brand.  The UNREAL 8, Chocolate Caramel Peanuts Nougat Bar was next.  I'll admit, I ate most of this myself.  I loved it!  Perfect amount of everything to me, and not overly sweet.  My daughter took the entire UNREAL 5, Chocolate Caramel Nougat Bar to school with her.  She shared with her BFF and they both really liked it.  (We actually had to go to CVS to buy more)  The last item we had to review was the UNREAL 77, Peanut Butter Cups.  My hubby had eaten our review sample before my daughter and I got home, and he loved it!  His only request was more peanut butter, LOL.  My daughter and I purchased one so we could try it, and it was another winner!

With all that being said, the question remains...Would we buy UNREAL Candy?  The answer is, Yes!  We bought some to give away on Halloween and some for my daughter and her BFF to share at school.  I feel better knowing my family, although still eating candy, is eating candy that is better for them. 

For more information about UNREAL Candy, you can visit their website, follow them on twitter, like them on facebook.

Disclosure:  We received samples to facilitate our review.  No monetary compensation was received.  All opinions expressed are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.


                                                                                        

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Customize your dress at eShakti

Back in June, we were planning our August cruise and I was trying to find a nice black dress for my fourteen year old daughter to wear on formal night.  We looked in so many places and had no luck finding anything that was appropriate for her to wear.  We were in the middle of looking when eShakti offered us a dress of our choice to review.  My daughter and I looked over their website for literally and hour before we could narrow her choices down.

She chose the Summer poplin halter dress and we went to the size chart to choose just the right size for her.  You  can choose the standard sizes, or completely custom sizes.  It is a wonderful way to order a dress, because you can get the exact length you want, and choose the neckline you prefer.  Here is the dress she chose.
 
When the dress arrived, she was exited and tore into the package like a kid on Christmas morning!   I could not believe how grown up she looked in this dress.  WOW!  We love the fact that it can be worn on many different occasions and the look can be changed by wearing a jacket, or even by going strapless! 

eShakti has a wide variety of dresses in sizes that range from 0-36W!  You can customize the dress that is right for you!  What do you think?  Check out eShakti and find your perfect dress!



Disclosure:  We received a dress at no charge to enable our review.  No monetary compensation was received!  All opinions stated are honest and are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.



Sunday, October 7, 2012

Stopain Cold Review


Every time I vacuum or mop, my neck starts aching and my shoulders hurt.  It has a lot to do with the degenerative disk disease in my back, arthritis and fibromyalgia that I suffer from.  Taking an over the counter pain medication had always been the way I handled the pain, until I discovered Stopain Cold!   

Stopain Cold had been sent to me to review and for some reason, I always had an excuse not to try it.  One afternoon, I had taken some acetaminophen and it had not touched the pain in my shoulders.  I grabbed the Stopain Cold roll on and rolled it on my shoulders.  The feeling of a "cold heat" began immediately and I started to feel my muscles loosening.  I had my daughter use the Stopain on the rest of my back and neck, and I could not believe how fast it worked.  I am not saying it is a cure all.  What I am saying is that it loosened my muscles and relieved the aching in my neck and shoulders!  I really like the scent too!

My daughter plays basketball and softball and her muscles get sore.  She used the Stopain Cold on her sore legs, and she was very pleased.  She prefers the roll on medication to taking an oral medication!

Stopain is manufactured and marketed by Troy Healthcare, LLC, which is located in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. That’s right: Stopain is 100% Made in the U.S.A., and when you buy their products – unlike many of their competitors – every dollar you spend helps support American industry and American families.

You can learn more about Stopain by visiting their website.  They can be followed on twitter and liked on facebook too.  Give them a try!  Stopain Cold worked for my aches and pains.  They made a believer out of me!

Disclosure:  I received a sample of Stopain Cold to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was received.  All opinions are honest and are those of myself and the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Love Never Dies Review


 My husband loves Phantom of the Opera, and a few months ago we were offered the opportunity to review the sequel, Love Never Dies. We were excited to watch it, especially when we read this synopsis. The year is 1907 and ten years have passed since the Phantom's disappearance from the Paris Opera House. He has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak-shows of Coney Island. In this new electrically-charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar. All that is missing is his love - Christine Daae. Now one of the world's finest sopranos, Christine is struggling in an ailing marriage to Raoul. So, it is with excitement she accepts an invitation to travel to New York and perform at a renowned opera house. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan, to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island, not knowing what is in store for them...

Love Never Dies did not disappoint.  It started a little slow, but by the third act, I was hooked. The way Love Never Dies was filmed seemed a bit off to me at times, but if you are there for the story, not the (not so hidden) microphones, it is fine! If you like musicals, my hubby and I think you will enjoy it! We will be watching it again!





Disclosure: I received a free copy of Love Never Dies to review. No further compensation was received. All opinions are honest and are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family!

Explore the Ocean

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Take a Break with Gamesville's Reel Cash Critters

My mom is an online game junky.  She loves playing all kinds of games and usually I find her on Gamesville. One reason she enjoys Gamesville is because of all of the free games!  Being around her has rubbed off on me and there are times during my day when I just want to sit back and relax with an online game.  I love playing the relaxing games like BINGO, slots and even enjoy role playing games.  Recently, I became aware of a new slot game called Reel Cash Critters on Gamesville!  I played free, but now I have been updated to a Gold Membership, and I love it!!
Reel Cash Critters is not your typical slots game. To play, you wager your GVs (Gamesville’s virtual currency that you win by playing games) and spin. You can win cash prizes from $5-$10, obviously a great part of the game! 

What make the game unique are the mini games and critters – who doesn’t love cute woodland creatures?  Within the game, you can hit the “Spin-o-Matic” which is a dial that you spin and depending on the critter that you land on, you get an extra GV bonus. 
If you are a Gold member you get another game on top of the Spin-o-Matic. “Reel Slots Shots” is a county fair-style shooting gallery where you can win GVs. Ducks, rabbits, and even our mascot Poke pop up for your chance to hit. The more you get, the more GVs you win. 


Finally, the favorite part of this slots game is the team battle aspect. At the beginning of your game, you get put on either the Skunk Team or the Raccoon Team. When the team battle starts, you can choose to go to the room where the battle is happening or choose to skip it. After everyone is dispersed to their teams, you try to spin your machine as many times as possible to win the most GVs. You play with your team and the team with the highest total amount of GVs wins. There are 6 battles throughout the day, and 2 of them give out cash prizes. Since everyone is a winner at Gamesville, for the cash prize games, one member of the winning team and one member of the losing team are selected to win the cash prize.  
RCC isn’t the only game that pays you money on Gamesville. Some of the jackpots for the various games can reach up to $10,000!  Plus, if you’re a Gold member, the Jackpot is doubled. If you play Reel Cash Critters, be sure to play other games like Frantic Fish or Super Chef to boost up your GVs. 

I really enjoy playing Reel Cash Critters, and although I have not won any money yet, I was chatting with a lady yesterday who won $5.  I can see this becoming a daily thing, because I enjoy the chatting between players almost as much as the game!  

Want to give Gamesville and Reel Cash Critters a try?  You can use this special Mom Spark Link to register and you will get 10,000 free GVs!!!!  Sound Good?  You can also follow Gamesville on Twitter and like them on Facebook to keep up with their latest announcements about their games and promotions!

Disclosure:  This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received a Gamesville Gold Membership and compensation for my time investment and work on this campaign. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Frankenweenie: Ask Mr. Whiskers



As you know I am very excited that Frankenweenie is getting ready to hit theaters. I want to pass along this video. I think you will like it! I do! Make sure you “like” FRANKENWEENIE on Facebook and then Ask Mr. Whiskers about YOUR future!

Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. I'm excited for the movie and thought you would enjoy this!

iPad 3 Holiday Event

Welcome to the iPad3 Holiday Giveaway Event!

Hosted by Mom Blog Society
Special thanks to our lovely co-hosts Mom to Bed by 8, Thinking Outside The Sandbox, Moms Living Thrifty and Food N Service for their help bringing this giveaway to life!

Apple iPad Wi-Fi 16 GB – 3rd generation

Pick up the iPad and suddenly, it’s clear. You’re actually touching your photos, reading a book, playing the piano. Nothing comes between you and what you love. To make that hands-on experience even better, they made the fundamental elements of iPad better – the display, the camera, the wireless connection. All of which makes the third-generation iPad capable of so much more than you ever imagined. Everything you do with iPad, you do through its large, beautiful display. And when the display is better, the entire iPad experience is better. The Retina display on the iPad features a 2048-by-1536 resolution, 44-percent greater color saturation, and an astounding 3.1-million pixels – in the same 9.7-inch space. That’s four times the number of pixels in iPad and a million more than an HDTV. Those pixels are so close together, your eyes can’t discern individual ones at a normal viewing distance. When you can’t see the pixels, you see the whole picture. Or article. Or game. In ways you never could before.

Product Features

  • 9.7 Retina Display; 2048 x 1536 Resolution
  • Apple iOS 5; Dual-Core A5X Chip with Quad-Core Graphics
  • 5 Megapixel iSight Camera; 1080p Video Recording
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); 16 GB Capacityes: 1 x Headphones – Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1 x Docking / port replicator – 30-pin dock connector
  • Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life; 1.44 lbs

One lucky reader will receive an iPad 3 Generation {16Gb, Wi-Fi}!

Giveaway ends November 1st at 11:59pm, open worldwide, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Lincoln: A first look at the movie

This new Dreamworks movie is being released in November. It houses a great cast, and I am really interested in taking it in! Check out the clip and tell me what you think! Disclosure: No compensation of any type was received for posting this. I just wanted to share the information I received with my readers!