Saturday, April 28, 2012

Flicka Country Pride Review and Giveaway...

Country Music Superstar Clint Black and his wife Lisa Hartman Black shine in the Heartwarming Family Adventure Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD May 1
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From the pages of Mary O’Hara’s popular novel My Friend Flicka, the year’s most inspiring coming of age story arrives just in time for Mother’s Day when Flicka: Country Pride gallops on to Blu-ray and DVD May 1 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Directed by Michael Damian (Flicka 2, Marley & Me: The Puppy Years), Flicka: Country Pride stars country music superstar Clint Black (Flicka 2), Lisa Hartman Black (“Knots Landing”) and Kacey Rohl (“The Killing”) in a heartwarming adventure for the entire family.
When Toby (Black) takes on a job at a stable with Flicka in tow, the owner’s teenage daughter Kelly (Rohl), quickly bonds with the wild horse. A budding equestrian rider, she hopes to break Flicka for an upcoming competition, despite her mother’s (Hartman Black) disapproval. With the competition approaching, a rival trainer stealing business, and a growing fear they may be forced to sell the stable, Toby steps in to turn things around for Kelly and her mother.
Grammy Award® Winner Clint Black is one of country music’s superstars with over 20 million albums sold worldwide.   Having written over 100+ songs including 23 #1 songs Clint is an active philanthropist overseeing numerous charities.
The Flicka: Country Pride Blu-ray and DVD has two behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film and a never-before-seen music video. 
Flicka: Country Pride Blu-ray and DVD Special Features
· The Making of Flicka: Country Pride – The Legend Continues
· Black is Back – The featurette focuses on the character of Toby, played by Country Music Superstar Clint Black, his return to the Flicka franchise and how Flicka: Country Pride truly became a family affair.
· Full-Length Music Video 
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Flicka: Country Pride DVD: 
Street Date: May 1, 2012                    
U.S. Rating: G       
Total Run Time: 111 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes

Our Review... 

It was amazing to visit the Flicka Country Pride movie set! I really enjoyed seeing parts of it being filmed! The horses, scenery and actors were incredible! I loved being able to interview some of the cast. It was awesome how passionate they each were about their characters. Come visit my post HERE of my exciting trip. My family was excited to watch this movie! 

We loved seeing Clint Black, his wife Lisa Hartman Black and their daughter all work together in this film. We have loved all the Flicka movies. It's fun to see how Flicka bonds with Kelly (Rohl) so fast. Flicka basically tells Kelly she wants to train to be a show horse so Kelly starts teaching her to be a jumper. Toby (Black) is a really good guy and helps Kelly and her Mom with their problems. There are a couple romantic parts in the movie too. This is a good family movie, we liked watching it together.

The making of the movie on the special features is pretty cool too. You get to see where they made the film and listen to some of the actors talk about the movie. It has beautiful scenery, I know first hand because I was there!

From Country Stage to Silver Screen
Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD May 1
Exclusively at Walmart, Sam’s Club® and

Clint Black is known around Nashville as a country music star, but he’s been spotted in film roles as well, including Flicka 2 and Maverick. But Black isn’t the first country star to find his footing in films! Here, we will count down the top southern singers in film, including Tim McGraw (The Blind Side), Dolly Parton (9 to 5) and Taylor Swift (Valentine’s Day).

Enter at the bottom of this feature to win a copy of Flicka: Country Pride on DVD!

Tim McGraw in The Blind Side
Tim McGraw is a celebrated country artist, with hugely successful albums and a multitude of award wins. But his first starring film role was actually in 2006’s Flicka! Since then, McGraw has appeared in many successful television shows and movies, the most celebrated of which is 2009’s The Blind Side. In The Blind Side, McGraw played Sean Tuohy opposite Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock.

Dolly Parton in 9 to 5
We all know Dolly Parton for her hit songs like “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You,” but she is also a fantastic actress! Parton’s very first film role was as buxom secretary, Doralee Rhodes in 1980’s 9 to 5. Not only was Parton nominated for two Golden Globes for her role, but she also wrote and recorded the film’s theme song (also called “9 to 5”), which went on to become number one on both Billboard’s Country and Hot 100 charts. Parton has since starred in many successful films, including The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Steel Magnolias.

Taylor Swift in Valentine’s Day
Taylor Swift is, at the young age of 22, a beloved country artist with multiplatinum-selling albums and numerous Grammy Awards under her belt. Swift made her film debut in 2010’s star-studded film, Valentine’s Day, as the love-struck high school student, Felicia. For Swift’s comedic role she won the Teen Choice Award for Movie Female Breakout. Swift followed up Valentine’s Day by voicing Audrey in 2012’s The Lorax.

Faith Hill in The Stepford Wives
Faith Hill is well known for having sold more than 40 million records worldwide and for winning five Grammy’s and myriad of other awards. Her first acting role was in a 1995 episode of the television show “Touched by an Angel,”  and Hill made her one and only film appearance to date in 2004’s reboot of The Stepford Wives alongside Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick and Glenn Close.

Dwight Yoakam in Sling Blade
Dwight Yoakam has been popular since the early 1980s, and in that time he has sold more than 25 million records and recorded over 20 albums. Though Yoakam has appeared in 25 films and numerous television shows, he is probably best known for his acclaimed performance as the abusive Doyle Hargraves in the 1996 film Sling Blade. Since Sling Blade, Yoakam has starred in many successful films such as Panic Room, Crank and Four Christmases.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012


With an expanded menu that includes classic items, along with a wide range of exciting, new offerings, BURGER KING® is giving you even more reason to HAVE IT YOUR WAY®! Sure to appeal to WHOPPER® lovers, as well as those seeking more choices, the enhanced menu includes a variety of made-to-order Garden Fresh Salads, Snack Wraps, Real Fruit Smoothies, Frappés and Crispy Chicken Strips.

New Garden Fresh Salads at BURGER KING® are made fresh daily with premium ingredients that can be topped with your choice of TENDERCRISP® or juicy TENDERGRILL® chicken. Varieties include:
  • Chicken BLT Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with a three cheese blend, thick cut bacon, tomatoes and red onion, served with Ken’s® Avocado Ranch dressing
  • Chicken, Apple and Cranberry Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with crisp apples, dried cranberries, bleu cheese and Ken’s® Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  • Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with 100% romaine lettuce, tomatoes, shaved parmesan cheese, and home-style croutons
New Snack Wraps at BURGER KING® provide quick, flavorful snacks for less than 400 calories each. Snack Wrap options include:
  • Honey Mustard Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap ~ A flour tortilla filled with crispy, marinated white meat chicken, a three-cheese blend,  and a combination of spring mix, romaine and iceberg lettuce, all topped with Ken’s® Honey Mustard Dressing
  • Ranch Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap ~ A flour tortilla filled with crispy, marinated white meat chicken, a three-cheese blend,  and a combination of spring mix, romaine and iceberg lettuce, all topped with Ken’s® Ranch Dressing
New Crispy Chicken Strips at BURGER KING® are made with white meat tenderloin chicken, marinated and lightly battered in seasoned home-style breading. The new Crispy Chicken Strips are perfect for dipping in one of eight BK® classic or bold new sauces and are available in 3 or 5 piece servings
New Real
Fruit Smoothies at BURGER KING® are offered in 12, 16, and 20oz. servings, and are made fresh to order with real fruit, low-fat yogurt and juices blended together. Each smoothie provides a full serving of fruit and is offered in the following varieties:
  • Tropical Mango
  • Strawberry Banana
Rich and smooth Frappés at BURGER KING® are made to order and provide the perfect combination of sweet Mocha or Caramel flavors, a hint coffee and ice. Offered in 12, 16, and 20oz. servings, frappes are available in the following varieties:
  • Mocha Frappé ~ The perfect combination of sweet flavor, a hint of coffee and ice all topped with whipped topping and a swirl of fudge
  • Caramel Frappé ~ The perfect combination of sweet flavor, a hint of coffee and ice all topped with whipped topping and a swirl of caramel
*At participating restaurants, nutritionals available upon request*

We went out for a great dinner as a family to try some of the new menu items above. My personal favorite was the Chicken, Apple and Cranberry Garden Fresh Salad. I love that it even had bleu cheese! My hubby loves the Mushroom and Swiss BK toppers. Make sure and check out all the new awesome items they have, you will be glad you did :) Thanks BURGER KING for the amazing dinner!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Monday, April 23, 2012

HBL Revitalizing System Review...

I am really excited to tell you about some of the HBL hair care products! 

I received the HBL Volumizing Shampoo, HBL Volumizing Conditioner and the HBL Revitalizing Treatment. Read a little about each of these amazing products below... 

Volumizing Shampoo: Gently cleanses, smoothes and adds volume to all hair types. Jojoba Seed Oil moisturizes strands and improves elasticity while Keratin Amino Acids naturally repair and strengthen. Silk protein seals and smoothes the cuticle.

Volumizing Conditioner: Smoothes, volumizes and protects hair for fuller, thicker and more manageable results. Vitamins A, B and E act as natural anti-oxidants as Panthenol thickens and moisturizes the hair shaft and silk protein seals and smoothes the cuticle. 

Revitalizing Treatment: Intensifies any conditioner or chemical service to its highest possible level for amazing results on all hair types. Revitalizing Treatment can be added to color treatments, perms, relaxers, neutralizers, or any chemical service to help prevent damage, breakage and color fading. High levels of rich Keratin Amino Acids naturally repair and strengthen hair, adding elasticity, while Panthenol thickens and moisturizes strands. 

It's great that the shampoo gently cleanses and is safe for colored hair. Yes, I do color my hair to hide the grey (I have teenagers :). I love that the conditioner has vitamins in it. I added the Revitalizing Treatment to my last color treatment. After using these products now for awhile my hair feels healthy and soft! I really like that these products are not drying like so many volumizing products can be. The HBL Revitalizing System I got to review is wonderful and makes my hair look so fantastic!

Thank you HBL for the awesome products and customer service!

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Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Thanks to Sibu Beauty I got to review some of their awesome products! Sibu is The Seabuckthorn Company. They produce and sell juice, oil and oil capsules, tea, lotions and creams, soap, and other products both edible and for topical application.

I was really impressed will all the products they have and that everything they offer is made of the highest quality Himalayan Seabuckthorn on Earth. 

First I love the sea buckthorn oil I got! It has long been used as a topical treatment to aid in the relief of skin conditions such as eczema, acne, rosacea, burns, and wounds AND as a traditional beauty treatment to preserve youthful skin tone and texture. It is also a secret remedy to fight wrinkles and age spots. I really like that the bottle has a dropper tip it makes it easy to use!

My next favorite product is the Repair & Protect facial cream...
    This sea buckthorn facial cream, with omega 7 fatty acids, helps boost collagen production and creates the perfect barrier to moisturize, rejuvenate, repair and protect. This light, non-greasy cream is ideal for daily use and offers a pleasing, light citrus scent. It is paraben-free and cruelty-free, and contains NO dairy, yeast, wheat, gluten, sodium or preservatives. I have been using this facial cream and love it! I really like that it's 100% natural. It makes my face look and feel so good.

    I love that the facial soap is mild and great for sensitive skin. The facial cleanser is also amazing! I like that the cellular support softgel supplements promotes healthy skin from the inside out. The sea buckthorn body cream softens my skin and makes it feel so fantastic. It is great that it has shea butter, aloe, olive oil and much more. My skin gets so dry and my face loves the night cream! The new clarifying toner gives my face a great refresher when it gets dry. Make sure and check out the Sibu website here to learn more about each product. I am happy to have found out about Sibu products, my skin loves you Sibu :)

    More About Sibu Beauty...

    The journey to create a successful company can be as arduous as scaling a Tibetan mountainside, but well worth the view from the top. Bruce McMullin founded Sibu in 2003 after series of events led him to Calcutta, India where he crossed paths with an ayurvedic specialist in Chinese plants and herbs. In passing, this expert mentioned a powerful holy fruit, the seabuckthorn berry.

    From there McMullin's quest took him to new heights, figuratively and literally, as he journeyed to some of the most remote locations of the Himalayas to find the superior source of seabuckthorn that is the foundation for all Sibu products.

    Sibu is on Facebook here and Twitter here

    Thank you Sibu Beauty for the awesome products and customer service!

    Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*

    Saturday, April 7, 2012



    Featuring Family Friendly Audio Track The Whole Family Will Go Wild for this Heartwarming Adventure Starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson On Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download April 3

    This Easter, be unpredictable, do something crazy and embrace your wild side! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents an inspiring adventure based on a true story of one man who brought a zoo back to life and family back together in WE BOUGHT A ZOO, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download April 3. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) and starring Matt Damon (Contagion, True Grit), Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and Thomas Haden Church (Easy A, Sideways), WE BOUGHT A ZOO is “a sweet-natured tale…that you’ll want to see with your kids” (Liz Braun, Jam! Movies).

    Benjamin Mee (Damon) is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young children.  Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city with a unique bonus feature: a zoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park, where dozens of animals reside under the care of head zookeeper Kelly Foster (Johansson) and her dedicated team.  With no experience, limited time and a shoestring budget, Mee sets out with the support of his family and the local community to reopen the zoo.  Now, Benjamin is no longer reporting an adventure story; he’s living it in his own backyard.

    Featuring an incredible musical score composed by Jónsi of the band Sigur Rós, the WE BOUGHT A ZOO Blu-ray is loaded with over 2½ hours of special features including 20 deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, four behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentary with Director Cameron Crowe, star J.B. Smoove (The Sitter, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Editor Mark Livolsi, and more. The film also features an English Family Friendly Audio Track that earned the Dove Seal of Approval.

    Street Date:                       April 3, 2012
    U.S. Rating:                       PG
    Total Run Time:               124 minutes

    Our Review...

    We bought a Zoo is a good movie and it's based on a true story which makes it even better. There are lots of laughs and some sad times but it's neat to see the relationship between Benjamin (Matt Damon) and his son Dylan (Collin Ford) grow from them yelling at each other all the time to a loving father, son relationship. I think the little girl Rosie stole the show. She was so cute and made you smile and feel good inside. I loved when she looked after the peacocks and then they had babies and she named all of them. It was fun watching the eggs hatch. I liked when Benjamin asked Rosie if he is doing anything right and she said "Well you're more hansom than the other dads, lots of them don't have hair so that's good." When Buster the bear escapes they are all trying to find him and have tranquilizer guns in case they see him. Then Benjamin finds him and walks up to Buster and he hits the gun out of Benjamins hand and it looked like Buster was going to eat Benjamin when one of the other zoo keepers shot him and he fell asleep. This movie has a lot of heart to it. You really fall in love with these animals and the characters in the film. It's a great family movie!

    The DVD special features called It's a Zoo, shows you all the animal trainers and what goes into making a movie with animals. It was cool to see all these different animals with their trainers and how they get them to perform for the camera. I loved the part with the little monkey. He is so cute and could do a lot of tricks.

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