Tuesday, November 24, 2015

David Bowman Art Review...

Thanks to David Bowman Art, I am really excited to tell you about some of his AMAZING products!

First, check out these new beautiful Christmas cards...

My family LOVES these! We can't wait to mail these out. We know each recipient will love them as much as we do! 

More about the cards:

- 5x7 card, w/envelope.
-Bible verse on inside-left/Blank on inside-right
 $2.50 - each
$20 – pack of 12

Make sure and get yours ordered today! I love the bible verse inside and there is even enough room for me to include a family picture as well.

Look how gorgeous this piece of framed fine art is...

I fell in love with this the second I saw it! Being a mom, I was deeply touched but this! I think is it so sweet what the artist has to say about it...

I can think of no greater love than that of a mother towards her newborn child. Bone of her bones, flesh of her flesh… a bond is forged that is unbreakable.
I think of those first few weeks that Mary had with her newborn son. And not just any son… the very Son of God. How would she have felt in those quiet moments, holding Him close?
I dedicate this piece to all mothers.

The light shining from above represents God’s divine favor. Mothers are in partnership with Him in bringing His children to earth. Then, if you blur your eyes a little, you will see the overall composition of the piece is ring shape of light circling from the top, through Mary’s head covering, her shoulder, the baby’s blanket, and back up to the top. This is symbolic of the connection between mother, child, and heaven… and how it is a never-ending circle of love.

Make sure and check out the David Bowman art website here: www.davidbowmanart.com. He has such fantastic products, fine art, books and caricatures! 

Now here is the exciting part...

When you order anything off the website, just type in the word “BLOG” in the “notes” section of the ordering process… and you will receive a free 3x4 print!  One for every $5 of product you purchase. What a great idea for gifts or stocking stuffers!

Thank you David Bowman Art for the excellent products, customer service and also for donating to the Serving Others This Holiday Season project!

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, November 19, 2015


May the best elf win! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios present outrageous holiday fun when SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER arrives on DVD and Digital HD™ on Tuesday, November 17.

Ho-ho-hold on tight for holiday hijinks in this hilarious family comedy starring WWE®  Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin®, WWE Diva Paige™ and AnnaLynne McCord. After losing his job, a slick-talking businessman is given the chance of a lifetime—to be Santa’s second-in-command. But to earn the coveted position, he’ll have to wage an outrageous battle against a scheming elf who wants the gig for herself!

The SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER DVD is stocked full of behind-the-scenes featurettes that are sure to bring holiday cheer.  In the Ho Ho Ho, cast and crew members give their own accounts of the job of Santa’s official helper and what goes on behind-the-scenes in his workshop.   Other featurettes offer fans a profile on WWE Diva Paige as well as additional interviews with the cast and crew as they discuss what the holidays mean to them and the greatest gifts they ever received.

Street Date:                  November 17, 2015
Prebook Date:              October 14, 2015
Screen Format:            Widescreen 16:9 (1.78:1)
Audio:                           English Dolby Digital 5.1                    
Subtitles:                      English / Spanish / French
Total Run Time:           90 minutes
U.S. Rating:                 PG
Closed Captioned:       Yes

Our Review:

Santa's little helper is a fun movie that the whole family will love! I liked seeing some of the WWE superstars in this movie. At the start of this film, everyone hates Dax (The Miz). He is a mean guy that doesn't mind being a jerk to everyone. Santa can see his potential and wants Dax to find the best version of himself. It was fun watching Billy (AnnaLyne McCord) put Dax through a bunch of tests to see if he has what it takes to be the next Ho Ho Ho, Santa's right hand man. I loved when he was at a kids birthday party dressed up as a monkey. All the kids were shooting plastic balls at him. That was hilarious.

Paige is a bad elf in this movie. She thinks she deserves to be the next Ho Ho Ho because her dad did it for many years. So she tries to do whatever she can to make Dax fail so she can get the position. I felt bad for Dax when they were racing in the obstacle course and she trips him, head buts him and makes him lose. We finally see Dax turn around for the good and Santa is happy with him. Then he steels Santa's magic bell and heads back home. He uses it to get a fancy new car, and we started thinking he was bad again. But then he drives to the Youth center that is about to be torn down and makes them stop tearing down the place. Then everyone is happy and Dax and Billy fall in love. This was a cute ending. We loved this movie!

There are some really good special features too. The "Ho Ho Ho" which tells you about what that position is and why people want it. There is also "Introducing Paige" which talks about her character in the film. Also "Holiday cast and crew".

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and VOD. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox, a 21st Century Fox Company.

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, November 16, 2015

Udderly Smooth Review...

I am super excited to tell you about some of the fantastic Udderly Smooth® products!

First, I love the new scents of their Hand Cream...

The Apple Blossom is enriched with Aloe Vera, the Baby Powder is enriched with vitamin E and the Fresh Citrus is enriched with Shea Butter. Wow these are amazing! I wash my hands a ton and apply hand lotion often. I am so in love with each one of these!

Next, I used their awesome Foot Cream with Shea Butter...

This superb foot cream moisturizes, smooths roughness and softens dry feet. It contains Shea Butter to make a more intensive moisturizer. I put this on before I went to bed last night with some fuzzy socks. My feet were nice and moisturized when I woke up this morning!

If you have dry skin, you'll absolutely love the Original Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream...

Original Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream is a greaseless, stainless water-based moisturizer with a light fresh fragrance. I really like the rich moisturizing ingredients. This cream feels so heavenly on my dry skin! I'm super impressed with it and highly recommend it!

Of course our precious 3 month old grandson Kooper and 1 year old granddaughter Kaydence love these products just as much as we do! Here they are with their new Udderly Smooth cow...

What a blessing that these products are gentle and safe to use on any age from babies to elderly! Each one of the Udderly Smooth items are wonderful and get a huge thumbs up from our family!

Watch the below video to learn a little more about this fabulous company...

Made in the USA for over thirty years, these products contain rich moisturizing ingredients.

Not your average moisturizing lotion- Udderly Smooth® can be used on dry skin, cracked skin, for diabetes foot care, as a facial moisturizer, as a general moisturizing lotion and many other uses. Pioneered by a Pharmacist, reasonably priced and made in America’s heartland.

Thank you Udderly Smooth® for the excellent products, customer service and also for donating to the Serving Others This Holiday Season project!

Make sure and head on over to visit the Udderly Smooth® site. They have such incredible products and are also on Facebook, and Twitter!

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.*

Friday, November 13, 2015

Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show 2015...

I am super excited to tell you about the Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show

Over 400 booths to shop, with unique, one-of-a-kind items, arts & crafts, specialty foods and more. Entertainment and cooking demonstrations take place Friday and Saturday. Get a picture taken with a real bearded Santa.

My Review:

I love to shop, so I was so excited when I found out this show was back in town! This is the best place to get all of your Christmas shopping done in one place. There is something for everyone on your list here. Even the guys will like it.

I was surprised with how many booths they have. If you like fun, unique things then you'll love this show. They have lots of yummy food as well, so after you get done shopping you can grab a snack and watch some fun entertainment. You definitely don't want to miss this Christmas gift show! 

Santa Claus at the Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival

Bring the little ones to make their wishes known to a real bearded Santa and have their picture taken. Santa can be found in the Christmas display area in the center of the hall.

Where? South Towne Expo Center – Sandy, Utah

When? Friday & Saturday 11 – 2pm  &  3pm – 7pm

Sunday 11 – 4pm
The Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show opens this week Nov. 13-15th 2015 at the South Town Exposition Center with some of the best entertainment around! Make sure you check out the entertainment program to plan your visit. Utah is home to some of the best dancers in the world and many of these future stars will dance here! It is fun for the whole family!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Thanks to ZeroWater, I got to review one of their amazing products. I am really excited to tell you all about it!

I received their 10-cup pitcher...

Enjoy pure-tasting water with the latest filter pitcher technology. The ZeroWater filtration system combines FIVE sophisticated technologies that work together to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your tap water, delivering you great tasting water. This 10-cup system comes with, our patented Ion Exchange filter, a laboratory-grade water testing meter and a guarantee to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your tap water.
ZeroWater's first layer of filtration, activated carbon and oxidation reduction alloy removes the chlorine taste you are accustom to with tap water. The Ion Exchange stage removes virtually all dissolved solids that may be left over from public water systems or even leached into your water from piping such as Aluminum, Lead, Zinc, Nitrate and more. Three additional stages are included to remove other impurities and to ensure your water receives the appropriate amount of treatment time to deliver a "000" reading on your laboratory-grade Total Dissolved Solids meter included. ZeroWater: Advanced water filtration.
My Review:
I love that it features a 10-cup reservoir! We drink a lot of water and it is the perfect size for us. The spout is great and makes it so easy to fill any bottle or cup. Another thing that is awesome, the convenient space-saving design. The built -in TDS meter holder is also impressive. Blue was a brilliant color to pick, my personal favorite.

My family gives our new ZeroWater 10-cup pitcher a thumbs up! The water tastes so fresh and yummy out of it. Need a gift idea that would be useful that everyone will love? You found it! We have a wedding coming up soon and plan on ordering one for that. We will also include a set of extra filters to go with it. What a superb Christmas or anytime gift this would make as well!

Thank you so very much ZeroWater 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.*

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Cranberry Friendsgiving $2,000 Photo Contest...

There's a new holiday in town! It's called Friendsgiving and it's all about celebrating Thanksgiving with your closest friends – either on Thanksgiving or the weeks before or after.
In recent years, Friendsgiving has become the hottest dinner party on social calendars and its popularity keeps growing… promising to be bigger than ever this season! 
To toast this new American tradition, the Cranberry Marketing Committee, USA (CMC) is launching the Cranberry Friendsgiving Photo Contest - giving party-goers the chance to be $2,000 richer for their next dinner party!

Cranberry Friendsgiving Photo Contest Details:
The contest runs from October 26th through December 14th 2015. A copy of the official rules can be found at CranberryFriendsgiving.com. Enter as many times as you'd like and don't forget to tag and tell your friends! To enter,
  • Share your cranberry creation on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest) with the hashtag #FriendsgivingCranberryContest
  • Upload your pictures at CranberryFriendsgiving.com. The contest page is also accessible through uscranberries.com

For more inspiration on how to feature cranberries at your Friendsgiving, follow @uscranberries on TwitterInstagram and Pinterest, 'Cranberry Cravers' on Facebook or visit uscranberries.com/health/recipes.

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, November 3, 2015

Inside Out Blu-ray Review...

From the Imaginative Minds of Disney-Pixar Comes a
Major “Emotion” Picture Beyond Compare!


Along with an all-new animated short “Riley’s First Date?”
And an extensive line-up of bonus features

On Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere October 13
On Blu-ray 3D
, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and On Demand November 3

SYNOPSIS: Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside their head? Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” takes an exciting and hilarious journey into the mind to find the answer. Based in Headquarters, the control center of 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy. She strives to make sure Riley stays happy as she operates alongside fellow emotions Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. It’s “an instant classic,” raves Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times. Experience it like never before on Disney Blu-ray!

October 13, 2015 – Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere
November 3, 2015 – Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand

Riley's First Date? (In-Home Exclusive Animated Short Film) Riley, now 12, is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door. Can Mom and Dad's emotions handle “Riley's First Date?”
LAVA (Theatrical Short Film) - Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, LAVA is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
Story of the Story - Director Pete Docter talks about the evolution of Inside Out, from the ideas and memories that inspired the story through the hurdles, explorations and experiences that helped shape it into the film it is today.
Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out - Inside Out filmmakers, from voice actors to animators to production crew, talk about their paths, their goals, the challenges they've faced and the lessons they've learned along the way
 Mixed Emotions - Inside Out's filmmakers talk about how they decided which emotions to focus on in the story and how they went about creating each one's distinct personality and visual identity
Mapping the Mind - Inside Out's artists take you through the years-long process of designing and creating a world everyone knows, but no one has ever seen - the human mind.
Our Dads, the Filmmakers - Elie Docter (daughter of director, Pete Docter) and Grace Giacchino (daughter of composer, Michael Giacchino) bring you behind the scenes for an inside look at the making of the film.
Into the Unknown: The Sound of Inside Out - What is the sound of a memory forming? Sound designer Ren Klyce describes the challenges - and the unique solutions - involved in creating the aural world of Inside Out.
The Misunderstood Art of Animation Film Editing - Learn more about the crucial role of an animation film editor, who helps take     the story from its earliest, most exploratory versions, to the final, polished film you see onscreen.

Approximately 94 min.

Feature Film: PG in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF



Our Review:
Inside Out is a fun movie that everyone will enjoy! We really liked the idea of showing what goes on inside our heads. This movie has so many emotions that are exactly how we feel every day and to see them come to life is great. They break it down to 5 main emotions; fear, anger, joy, sadness and disgust. All of these emotions are so funny in their own way. I loved how Joy is always so cheerful and happy. I thought it was funny when Sadness told Joy not to go into the long term memory because she will get lost. Then Joy says "come on, stay positive" and Sadness says "ok I'm positive you will get lost in there". 

It cracked me up when Joy and Sadness go into Riley's subconscious and they said, oh no this is where Riley's worst fears are. Then they see broccoli and grandma's vacuum. I felt bad for Riley when she ran away and all her emotions were mixed up. Then Joy and Sadness had to work together to put back her core memories and also help create some new ones.

There are some great special features on the Blu-ray as well. You have to watch "Lava" it's a song that volcano's sing and they fall in love. There is also mixed emotions, Riley's first date and more.

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 26, 2015

Olive Garden Spirit Night...

On Tuesday November 3rd 2015, each Olive Garden restaurant nationwide will host a Spirit Night and donate 10% of in-restaurant sales to their local high school. This initiative is in partnership with the NFHS Network, the nation’s leading high school sports media company, and is part of Olive Garden’s ongoing commitment to support its local communities.

NFHS Partnership Details:

· Join us on November 3rd 4-10 pm

· All you need to do is enjoy: Each Olive Garden location has previously selected a benefiting local high school.

· OG is giving back: 10% of all in-restaurant sales will be donated to that school, up to $1,000 per restaurant.

· Show your school spirit: Guests are encouraged to wear the school colors as part of the celebration.

· Visit ANY location: All 800+ Olive Garden locations nationwide are participating. To find your nearest location, visit OliveGarden.com.

My family is so excited to go to Olive Garden on November 3rd to support our local high school. We love eating there! My hubby said they have the best bread sticks ever, and I have to agree. They are very delicious. We think it's really cool that Olive Garden is giving back to the community and donating to local high schools. 

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 12, 2015

Epson PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab Review...

Thanks to Epson, I got to review one of their amazing products. I love pictures so I am really excited to tell you all about it!

Epson recently introduced the PictureMate® PM-400  personal photo lab...


I love how compact and lightweight it is! I can take it with me anywhere I go.

Designed to quickly share milestone memories and special moments – at family gatherings, parties, and more – the PM-400 prints beautiful borderless 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" photos, fast.

The new PictureMate model also functions as a complete wireless solution with Wi-Fi Direct and seamless printing from an iPad, iPhone, tablet or smartphone.

More about the PictureMate PM-400
This compact wireless printer makes it easy to quickly print beautiful photos with a range of features and capabilities:
  • Total wireless solution — print from iPad, iPhone, tablets and smartphones; includes Wi-Fi Direct
  • High-quality photos, fast — print vibrant 4" x 6" photos in as fast as 36 seconds
  • Share prints for generations to come — durable prints last up to 200 years in album storage
  • Worry-free handling — photos are smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant
  • Conveniently print stacks of photos — Print Packs available (with ink and paper included)
  • Print your favorite photos, PC-free — 2.7-inch color display and built-in card slot to preview and edit photos
  • Easily edit photos — get custom prints with Auto Photo Correction; crop, remove red eye and more
  • Get your photos, your way — print in color, black-and-white or sepia, with or without borders
  • Print or share, anywhere — easily print from a tablet or smartphone with Epson Connect™; support includes Android™, Apple® iPad and iPhone, Chromebook™, Fire™ OS, Mac® and Windows® devices

Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE pictures and this is the best printer ever for me. My whole family loves the PictureMate and we give it a HUGE thumbs up!

Watch the great video about it below...

Thank you so very much Epson 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.*