Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Velata Crepe Maker Review...

Thanks to Karen, an independent consultant with Velata, I got to review some really awesome products!

We were excited to get the Velata crepe maker because my family loves crepes! Every time we go to a restaurant that has crepes, that's pretty much what everyone orders.

Light & fluffy crepes — easy as 1-2-3!  There are so many different creations you can make with crepes.

We put apple pie filing with whip cream in them, Mmmm. Next, we made some with whip cream, raspberry syrup and chocolate drizzled over them. How can you go wrong with that? They were a huge hit!

Another thing we loved is the Premium Belgian Chocolate! All you have to do is put this in the microwave to melt it and drizzle it over your crepe. If you are a chocolate lover, and who isn't, this is a dream come true. We couldn't believe how easy it was to make these crepes with this crepe maker. My hubby even wanted to try it. He said "this is awesome" and continued to make them for the whole family. Next time we are going to put eggs and cheese in them, or eggs and sausage.

The crepe maker is really easy to clean too. All you have to do is wipe it with a wet paper towel and dry it and it's all clean. It comes with a spatula that makes removing the crepe after it's cooked simple.

The whole family will enjoy dipping, flipping and filling their own crepe creations; and there’s no end to the sweet or savory options for any meal, snack or dessert — any time of the day.

Watch the fun video below...

Thank you so very much Karen for the fabulous 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.*

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Stationery Studio Review...

Thanks to The Stationery Studio, my family was so excited to receive one of their amazing products!

Check out the adorable personalized gift I got for my sweet granddaughter...

It is a chair, stool and puzzle all in one! We picked out the beautiful natural maple with her name in pastel colors. It also comes in primary colors. You can order your very own personalized here

Now let's see what Kaydence thinks of it...

A chair of my very own, I love it!

Next, she was excited to discover it's also a puzzle. Kaydence had lots of fun taking apart her name and trying to figure out what order they go back in.

Alright, it's all put back together. Now I can have a seat after all of that hard work. :)

Now, time to test out the stool...

This will be perfect for the bathroom! She can wash her hands and brush her teeth at the perfect height. 

This product is a huge hit! Daddy and Kaydence approve with big smiles!! 

Make sure and check out all of the fun items this really great company has. The entire team understands that the joy of giving is as much fun as the joy of receiving. It’s all about celebrating life’s best moments with personalized gifts for all occasions.

Thank you so very much The Stationery Studio for the amazing 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, October 3, 2015

Oriental Trading Halloween Review...

Thanks to Oriental Trading, my family is really excited to tell you about some of their amazing Halloween products!

This is what our box of goodies looked like when it came...

Every year Halloween is a huge hit at our house! We love to pass out candy to all of the kids in the neighborhood. The kids enjoy coming to our house every year to see what we will be dressed up as and handing out.

We are going to pass out Pop Rocks and some other fun candy and toys this year. Check out all of the fun things we got from Oriental Trading...

We got a wide variety of yummy candy that we know everyone will love. We also got some really cute smiley face pencils, notebooks and bookmarks. 

The adorable gift bags to put everything in are so fabulous! My family is already having fun putting the gift bags together. We are tying them with orange and black curling ribbon to close them.

If you are planning on having a Halloween party this year, make sure and check out this great company! They have over 400 super cool Halloween items on their site. Including everything you will need to pull off the best party of the year.

I had such a hard time deciding what to get because of all the options. Oriental Trading is really great to work with and the product ships fast right to your door.

Thank you so very much Oriental Trading for the amazing 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.*

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pitch Perfect 2 Blu-ray Review...

Pitch Perfect 2 came to Digital HD on September 1st and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand September 22 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment!

Pitch Perfect 2 is packed with more original musical arrangements, memorable one-liners and offbeat romance as the original’s most beloved characters fight to regain their former glory on a worldwide stage facing off against the toughest competition on the planet.

Beca (Anna Kendrick), Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) and the Barden Bellas are back to pitch slap the world! After a scandal threatens to derail their last year at Barden, the three-time defending champs worry that they've lost their harmony for good. With one chance left at redeeming their legacy, they must face off against the toughest competition on the planet: German super group Das Sound Machine, and fight for their right to win at the World Championships of A Cappella. It will take the power of sisterhood to find their voice and see what it takes to be the world's top pitches!
  • Never Before Seen Treblemakers Performance
  • The Making of the Riff- Off
  • Das Sound Machine Finale Breakdown
  • Snoop in the House
  • Green Bay Rap
  • Line-Aca-Rama
  • The World Championships of A Cappella
  • An Aca-Love Story: Bumper and Fat Amy
  • Elizabeth Banks’ Directorial Debut
  • Legacy: Hailee Steinfeld
  • Aca-Camp
  • Residual Heat Internship
  • Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Extended Musical Performances
  • The Bellas Are Back  

Featuring hysterical behind-the-scenes bonus features, never-before-seen deleted footage, all-new musical performances and a hilarious gag reel.

Our Review:

Pitch Perfect 2 is a good movie! There are so many funny parts in this movie and in between the comedy there is some great music. I love the 2 commentators, John and Gail. They are so funny and John is always saying inappropriate things. Gail tries to smooth over what he says. It's pretty funny watching the two of them. We love all of the characters in this movie. I laughed at all the things Flo would say. She was always talking about getting deported or things that happened to her in the past. It is so funny the way she talks about them.

Who can forget Fat Amy. Everyone loves her. She is so funny and so likable in this film. I thought it was awesome that she paddles across the lake to proclaim her love to Bumper. She is singing, then he starts singing and they kiss and fall to the ground. I loved watching Das Sound Machine, they are really good at singing. But the Bellas really blew them away at the finals. This is a fun movie everyone will enjoy.

There are some cool special features on the Blu-ray. I loved the gag reel and the Finale break down of Das Sound Machine. There are extended/deleted scenes, extended musical performances, Green Bay Rap and much more!

Website: http://www.pitchperfectmovie.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pitchperfectmovie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pitchperfect 
Instagram: https://instagram.com/pitchperfectmovie
Hashtag: #PitchPerfect2 

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.*

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

2015/2016 Scotties Facial Tissues 5th Annual TREES ROCK video contest...

It’s that time of year again – the start of the 2015/2016 Scotties Facial Tissues 5th Annual TREES ROCK video contest!

The campaign, open to students in grades 3-6 provides them with environmental curriculum and tips about the many amazing things trees do in our community. To enter, students are encouraged to shoot a 1-3 minute video to tell Scotties why trees are so important. The grand prize winner (determined by a national vote) will receive $10,000 to use on a sustainable project at their school.

All videos are to be submitted by November 13th, 2015 at www.ScottiesTreesRock.com. The top 10 finalists will be announced in December 2015, and from there the videos will go to a national vote to determine the winner by early 2016. Prize money will be awarded at a celebratory event in April / May of 2016.

Scotties created the Trees Rock program out of a passion for the environment and a desire to share the message of sustainability to students. Despite the decline in environmental education at schools, studies have proven that learning about nature enhances “critical thinking and basic life skills” along with establishing “increased engagement and enthusiasm for learning and reduced discipline and classroom management problems”.

An increase in environmental education not only helps students in science, but in other subjects such as reading and math. Scotties has conducted outdoor classes and tree plantings throughout the country and seen firsthand the passion and excitement from young people when they learn about the world around them.

Thank you Scotties for all you do, this great Trees Rock Contest, and for the amazing products! 

Now, make sure an watch the fabulous new Scotties 2015 TV Advertisement below...

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.*

Monday, September 21, 2015

Scentsy Review, Giveaway and Online Party!

Thanks to Karen, an independent consultant with Scentsy, I got to review some awesome products!

Have you heard of or seen the Scentsy Element Warmers yet? They are really cool warmers that are a little bit different than what we are use to seeing from Scentsy. The Scentsy Element Series Warmers do not use Scentsy light bulbs to heat the wax, instead they use an electric heating element that safely warms the wax to release fragrance and does not have the normal illumination that comes with a light bulb warmer. They are perfect for smaller rooms like offices, dorms and bedrooms.

Check out the Itsy Bitsy Scentsy Element Warmer...

This three-piece Element Warmer consists of a warmer base and dish that rest on metal legs. My hubby fell in love with this spider. He is so cute! We love his legs. This is going to go perfect with all of my other Halloween decorations around my house. We have always loved Scentsy products and we are always excited to see all the new things they come out with.

These new element warmers are really cool. You don't have to worry about buying replacement bulbs when they burn out. All you have to do is plug it in and the heating element warms up the wax and your house smells great. I love when people come over and the first thing they say is "your house smells good". We love to put out different Scentsy warmers every month depending on the holiday or season.

Next, check out the Whoot Nighlight Scentsy Warmer...

Whoot is a finely detailed warmer that glows golden when on. Flip the switch and watch this symbol of wisdom come to life. I was so excited to finally get this! I have wanted it for a long time. It looks so cute lit up.

They have so many fun warmers, there is something for everyone. Even some that my kids like for their rooms.

I also love my new bars. We got some new fall scents that we are excited to try out!

Scentsy believes that every employee, consultant, hostess and customer are part of the Scentsy Family. Authentic Scentsy Candle Bars melt in your plug in candle holder releasing the fragrance without using a flame. This wonderful way to enjoy an aroma filled home is a clean, safe and convenient way to use a candle.

Now here's the really exciting part... 

Check out the current Scentsy catalog and join my online party. Each person that orders something will also be entered to win a surprise Scentsy gift package!

Just go here, then click on the party tab, then click on my open parties tab, then select Shauna Chambers party! Ends Friday Sept. 25, 2015!

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.*

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bamm Bamm Rubble Halloween Costume Review...

Thanks to Costume SuperCenter, I am excited to tell you about one of their great costumes!

This year we are excited to wear Flintstones costumes! My hubby is going to be Fred, I will be Wilma, our son Bamm Bamm and his wife Pebbles.

Here is my son's costume...

I love how neatly packaged it came. It even includes a hanger, so it fits perfect in the closet until he is ready to wear it.

My hubby has always wanted a 6 pack of abs so he was excited to try this costume on.

Here he is wearing the costume...

We love to dress up in couple costumes on Halloween and pass out candy to all of the kids in the neighborhood. Everyone enjoys coming to our house every year to see what we will be dressed up as.

We are going to pass out Pop Rocks and some other fun candy and toys this year.  I am already having fun putting the gift bags together. We always try to pass out candy that goes along with our costumes, so that should go perfect with our new Flintstones Costumes.

Costume SuperCenter has so many things to pick from. I could spend hours on their website. We are planning on ordering some more accessories to go along with our costumes. We are going to have so much fun taking pictures as the Flintstones family.

This is a good quality costume with lots of accessories. It has the top half with all the muscles, a wig, shorts and it also includes the feet. I think the feet are hilarious and totally make the outfit complete!

I can't wait for October to get here so we can show off our new costumes. My hubby and I are for sure big kids and love this time of year.

Thanks Costume SuperCenter for the fantastic costumes 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.*

Monday, September 14, 2015

MONKEY KINGDOM Blu-ray Review...

From the Studio behind CHIMPANZEE and BEARS, comes...

Narrated by Tina Fey, Own this Breathtaking Feature Film on Digital HD,
Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) and Blu-ray Combo Pack on September 15

Disneynature Will Donate a Portion of First-Week Sales To Conservation International
To Help Protect Endangered Species In Their Natural Habitats

MONKEY KINGDOM, a spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, finds her world forever changed when she welcomes her son Kip into her colorful extended family. As Maya strives to keep Kip safe through unexpected and sometimes perilous adventures, amazing footage captures all the magic and surprises of their magnificent world. Maya and her family will make you laugh and warm your heart as she realizes her dreams for her son’s future.

Release Date: September 15, 2015 

Conservation Program: For every Digital and Blu-ray Combo Pack sold during first-week sales, Disneynature will make a donation to Conservation International in your honor to help protect endangered species in their natural habitat, supporting conservation project across Indonesia, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.


A Special Thank You from Disneynature

Tales From The Kingdom
On The Set of Monkey Kingdom with Jane Goodall and Wolfgang Dittus
Disneynature Monkey Kingdom: The Conservation Story
It’s Our World Music Video Performed by Jacquie Lee

Our Review:

Disney nature movies are so good! Monkey Kingdom is probably the best one I have watched. The narrator does a great job. She makes you laugh and helps you understand what the monkeys are thinking. The monkey's are so cute. I love Maya's hairdo. I felt bad for Maya at first because she is considered the lowest class in the monkey kingdom. We find out she is an amazing woman and she gives birth to a really cute baby monkey too. Raja is the king of this group of monkeys. He doesn't like it when Kumar comes in the picture so he chases him off.

After Maya has Kumars baby, Kumar has to go make friends with everyone so he can stay with Maya. It's so cute watching him make friends and the monkeys hug each other. There is a pretty intense battle for castle rock with another group of monkeys. Raja and his team get defeated and have to flee. We loved watching them try to find food. They go into a little town and start sneaking into stores and grabbing chips and fruit. We were laughing so hard. They are the cutest monkeys ever! I recommend this movie to everyone. You won't be disappointed. My whole family loved it.

There are a bunch of special features you won't want to miss either. I really enjoyed watching, Tales from the kingdom. It shows you how they were able to capture this footage. I'm happy they added this because during the movie I kept wondering how they were able to get some of those shots. There is lots more to watch too!

Social Media Channels:

Website: www.disney.com/monkeykingdom

Facebook: Facebook.com/Disneynature
Twitter: twitter.com/Disneynature
Instagram: http://instagram.com/disneynature
Tumblr:  http://disneynature.tumblr.com

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.*

Thursday, September 3, 2015

LongHorn Steakhouse third annual Grill Us Hotline...

With the last summer holiday weekend just around the corner, it’s time to fire up your grills and enjoy some outdoor cooking, but no need to fear the flame!

This Labor Day weekend, LongHorn Steakhouse will offer free grilling assistance and tips through the third annual LongHorn Grill Us Hotline.

More than 40 Grill Masters will share their expert advice via phone and live text Friday, September 4, through Sunday, September 6, from 12 to 5 p.m. ET. And throughout the Hotline, LongHorn will surprise lucky callers with grilling gifts.

  • Phone: Dial 1-855-LH-GRILL (1-855-544-7455) to be connected to a Grill Master
  • Text: Text LHGRILL to 40679 to get expert grilling tips and live, real-time grilling advice (Up to 2 Messages/request. Message and data rates may apply.)

Finally, LongHorn has unique and delicious recipes for making an entire meal on the grill, including: 

Hickory Salt Crusted Strip

Grilled Guacamole

 Grilled Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon

Strawberry Poundcake Kebobs 
with Grand Marnier Whipped Cream

We love to BBQ in the summer so we're happy LongHorn is having a grill hotline again. My hubby got some great tips last year. Now our chicken and steaks turn out perfect every time. He even got some tips on grilling fish. If you have any questions at all about grilling, don't hesitate to call this hotline.

We LOVE LongHorn Steakhouse! They have the best steaks in town! My hubby and I  are super excited to go there on a date soon. 

Disclaimer: *Please note, I received compensation from LongHorn Steakhouse for this blog post.*