Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Bad Guys Review...


Available to own on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD on June 21, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home.

Showcasing a brand-new crew of lovable and edgy characters bursting with personality, the film embraces individuality with each character’s unique skillset, ranging from hacking and disguise to muscle and drive.

Never have there been five friends as infamous as THE BAD GUYS—Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula. 

After years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught. Mr. Wolf brokers a deal to keep them out of prison and the Bad Guys set out to fool the world into believing they’ve gone good.

Packed with huge laughs and edgy action, being bad has never been so fun in this action-comedy from DreamWorks Animation.

Our Review:

My family really enjoyed this movie. We love that it has humor for all ages. The Bad Guys movie has a good story behind it. There were a lot of twists and turns that you don’t see coming. You don’t know who is bad and who is good. That is one of the many things that makes this movie so fun to watch. 

We loved when the wolf saved a little old lady, and his tail starts wagging. He has never felt that feeling before and it felt good. That was one of our favorite parts of the movie.

All of the characters had something unique that they brought to the table. They worked together as a team in order to accomplish the heist or whatever they were doing. In the end they all wanted to be good together and to show each other how much they care about each other.

The Blu-ray has a ton of bonus features as well. We also loved watching the making of The Bad Guys and all of the Deleted Scenes. 

  • ALL-NEW ORIGINAL SHORT “MARASCHINO RUBY” - In this original DreamWorks animated short, The Bad Guys are at it again, but not in the way you think. They’ve gone good! Find out what happens to the team after they go rogue in this sweet original short.
    • Original opening
    • Snake Attack
    • Extra Secret Base Tour
    • You Can’t Fake Good
    • Post Credits: Scientist Button
  • DEVISE THE PLAN: MAKING THE BAD GUYS – From book to storyboard to the silver screen, join the cast and filmmakers as they devise how to bring The Bad Guys to life.
  • ASSEMBLE THE CREW – Go face to face with the voices behind our favorite animated bad guys – Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, Ms. Tarantula & Mr. Piranha.
  • IT'S SHOWTIME: CAST TABEL READ – Teamwork is the ultimate ingredient in pulling off a job without a hitch. now that they’ve agreed on the plan, it’s time to bring the cast of The Bad Guys together for their first table read.
  • SNAKE'S FROZEN POP SHOP – Want to learn how to make your own version of Mr. Snake’s favorite frozen pops? With these easy recipes, you’ll be on your way to chill-ville in no time. Want to go the extra mile? Create your own frozen pop disguises.
  • FROM THE DRAWING ROOM – Learn step by step from The Bad Guys head of story, Nelson Yokota, how you can create your very own storyboard and draw the film’s main characters
    • How To Storyboard
    • How To Draw Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, Ms. Tarantula, Mr. Piranha
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY – Feature Commentary with Director Pierre Perifel, Producer Damon Ross, Head of Story Nelson Yokota, Head of Character Animation JP Sans, and Production Designer Luc Desmarchelier.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Things I do to help refresh and declutter my home...

I am really excited to share with you some things I do to help refresh and declutter my home. When things are in order it helps me to stay calm and to feel a lot better.

I like to set goals and write things down. It helps me to stay motivated and follow through. I also like to share my goals with family and friends that uplift and support me.

My grandma Anderson use to say, "A place for everything and everything in its place". We try to do this in our home. That way we don't spend hours looking for things if we know where they are.

I love cute baskets, drawer organizers, and decorative boxes. On the top of my fridge, I have my baggies and other things I use often neatly inside a basket. It looks pretty and also makes them fast and easy to get when I need them.

Hanging instruments on the wall is another great storage solution. My family loves having good music in our home to help keep a calm and peaceful atmosphere.

My angel mom taught me how to play the piano when I was young. I used to love listening to her play the piano and my dad sing. Music is truly therapeutic and such a blessing in our lives!

Plants also provide lots of different benefits. They boost moods, improve the air quality indoors and much more. I always find it refreshing to add a new plant when redecorating. We have some tropical plants that we love to show and tell people about when they come visit us.

If you know me well then you know how much I love purses, shoes and clothes. I have a really cool shoe rack that holds some of my shoes. My hubby bought it for me as a gift a few years ago. I think I might need another one soon. I love all of the different ways you can get creative with organizing purses and clothes. I could seriously go on and on just talking about that. I will have to write more about that in the future.

To help things look elegant I try to declutter often. This helps things look tidy, organized and makes a huge difference. My hubby and I put things into piles that we sort, donate or throw away. To help us not get too overwhelmed we usually try and do one room at a time.

Another great idea is to hire a professional moving company like Movin' to help you move or to help you get rid of old items or furniture. They can help with packing, unpacking, moving, rearrangements, storage unit moving, and much more! Salt Lake City commercial movers help you to make things go so much faster.

If you need more room, then storing things that are seasonal in boxes really can help with space. I store a lot of items I don't use very often in boxes. Then we just pull them out as needed. My large storage room with lots of shelves is great for storing things in.

I love to add new art, pillows and furniture in my home...

I recently bought some new pillows and a leather recliner. It felt so good to get rid of the old chair we had for many years. I am trying to go through each room and get rid of things that we don't need anymore. Things tend to pile up so fast and it helps to get rid of something old when you bring something new in. It really makes me happy to have a clean and organized home!

I like to share my personal ideas and love to hear others as well. We can learn from each other, and it is always fun to try new things. Hope you enjoyed hearing about some things I do to help refresh and declutter my home. :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Santa Barbara Inn Review...

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf
of Santa Barbara Inn. All opinions are 100% mine.*

Thanks to Santa Barbara Inn I am super excited to tell you about their amazing hotel!

This was the perfect place for us to spend our romantic getaway at. It is so luxurious and the staff helped make our stay truly phenomenal.  

We were sent a text message before we even arrived with useful links explaining different things they provide. Then throughout our stay we received excellent customer service that made our experience very glamourous. 

We fell in love with the property and how gorgeous it is as soon as we arrived!

When we pulled up the valet staff opened each of our doors and were happy to help us with our luggage.

Then we entered the lobby to check-in...

We were greeted with warmth and excitement about our arrivalThe lobby sparkled with beauty and brightness. 

It is so impressive how immaculate everything is and the views of the ocean are stunning!

Check out some of the elegant details in our room...

The pineapples on the headboard and the beautiful decor are incredible. We had a good night's sleep on the really comfy bed.

We are both super picky with our pillows and bedding and they were heavenly.

The gorgeous bathroom with two sinks was perfect for both of us getting ready at the same time. That is another must have for my hubby and I. 

When we got up in the middle of the night or early morning the heated bathroom tile was great.

The elegant robes and slippers were another thing that helped us feel so pampered. 

The ocean view balcony was fabulous...

It was so nice and relaxing spending time visiting on the balcony as we listened to the ocean waves. 

The outdoor furniture was classy and comfy as well. 

We dined at their Convino Restaurant during our stay...

They offer a charming oceanfront setting that we really love. It was so awesome enjoying our meals with such breathtaking views.

When we woke up hungry we looked forward to going to the Convivo Restaurant. 

Look how delicious our breakfast was...

The freshly baked Spiced Pecan Cinnamon Roll was so sweet and yummy. We also loved the Chorizo & Egg Scramble Piadina with sweet peppers and fontina cheese.
Our food was very delicious, and the service was fantastic!
After breakfast we headed over to the oceanfront terrace...

We thought the hot tub and heated outdoor pool were a great place to relax and spend time at as well.  

The flickering gas lanterns, fire pit and views were very impressive.

My hubby and I both loved getting away and spending some much needed alone time together. 

Make sure and check out Santa Barbara Inn we know you will love it as much as we do.
It was really fabulous to be treated like royalty during our entire stay!
Thank you so very much Santa Barbara Inn for everything we can't wait to come back and visit again! 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Luckeymom's Chocolate Review...


*This is a sponsored post written by me on
behalf of Luckeymom's. All opinions are 100% mine.*

Thanks to Luckeymom's I am super excited to tell you about some of their incredible products!

Jennifer makes the sweetest personalized goodies. The love and detail she puts into each item sure shows.

We couldn't wait to open up all of our surprises to enjoy during our romantic getaway.

Look how beautiful everything is packaged...

These are perfect gifts for lots of different celebrations!

Not only does each item look fantastic, they also taste so delicious. We love the high quality chocolate and how amazing it is.

The chocolate pops, chocolate covered Oreos, chocolate peanut butter cups, chocolate & caramel covered pretzels and other items are all so yummy! 

As long as there is chocolate, we are both happy.

My hubby and I sure are enjoying the yumminess!

We had lots of fun with these as well...

Our breakable candy-filled chocolate bombs are awesome! My hubby and I had fun breaking them open. We loved finding the surprises inside and enjoying them together.

We think their cake pops are great too...

We love how soft, fresh and good they are! These are great to take on the go. We took some of them with us to the beach for a sweet treat.
I think these would be perfect for our grandkids birthday parties. Kids will love them and so will the adults. 
Check out their Tiffany & Co. inspired, Little Blue Box...

I was so excited when I opened the box to find a special surprise. Inside is a picture of my dear Angel Mom. 

These are one of their best-selling items and my personal favorite. All of the items including the box are edible. 

I love that these can be personalized with different colored rock candy to match a wedding or different occasions

Our personalized "Love You S’MORE" was so wonderful! It tasted even better than the campfire ones and we are craving more of them already!
Make sure and go follow Jennifer to see lots more of her fabulous creations. 
Thank you so very much Luckeymom's for the amazing chocolates, we love everything! :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Father's Day Gift Guide 2022...

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the
companies included in this gift guideAll opinions are 100% mine.* 

I am super excited to share some of our favorite companies with you in this Father's Day Gift Guide!

First, check out some Vont products we love...

The Blaze Tactical Flashlight is a huge hit at our house.

It has an incredible battery life and they are built to last. Testing included freezing, under water submersion and being ran over by a full-sized truck!

Our family is really impressed with how brilliantly bright these incredible flashlights are. They are perfect for gifts!

We also love their LED Lanterns...

Their collapsible design reduces or increases the light as you collapse or expand them. 

When collapsed they are compact and they easily fit in your backpack or emergency kit, just what dad needs. 

They are constructed with aircraft grade materials and are able to survive a 10-foot drop.

These fabulous lanterns are high quality and warranted for life! They are covered against loss, theft, defects in materials and workmanship for as long as you own them.

Make sure and check out all of the brilliant Vont products.


Next, we love eCreamery and their yummy products...

Since 2007 eCreamery has been churning classic favorites, original flavors and customers’ unique creations.

Their ice cream artists create each and every flavor in a small batch process, then hand pack and label each pint with love.

eCreamery Ice Cream is dishing up delicious Father’s Day gifts that are sure to have Dad licking the spoon. 

They also offer collections that pair ice cream with cookies for the ultimate “Go Big or Go Home” gift for Dad. All of their gifts include fun Dad’s Day greetings, too.

The 4-Pint Collection includes 4 awesome flavors. They are all incredible and so creamy!

My hubby's favorite so far is the Double Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Cashew Brittle.

Our family always looks forward to enjoying their yummy products at our gatherings. 

These are going to be perfect for Father's Day.

Make sure and check out eCreamery we know you will love them as much as we do!


Another one of our favorite companies RealGiftBOKS has amazing gifts that are stunning...

They have great gift options that would be perfect for Father's Day! I am so impressed with the items they make.

We love their cool Barrel Stave Coasters...

They are created from authentic bourbon barrel staves straight from Kentucky. We think it's great that no two will ever be exactly the same.

I think these are so cool and they look amazing!

Now check out their Wall Mount Bottle Opener...

These mounted bottle openers are handcrafted and sealed with 3 coats of Minwax polyurethane clear coat.
The back charring will not leave marks on walls, clothing etc. The opener is made from solid cast iron.   
We also love their incredible cutting boards... 

They are the perfect size for cutting vegetables, meat and cheeses. At 18" long it makes a wonderful charcuterie board for those weekends of entertaining.

All the wood is food safe and rubber feet are attached for stability. The edges are beveled for easy grip when moving or lifting. It's great the corners are gently rounded as well.

Thanks t0 RealGiftBOKS you can really spoil dad!


Next, Stuckey's has the perfect Father's Day gifts...

This world famous company started in 1937. We love that it is a family owned business.

Ethel “Stephanie” Stuckey aims to continue the legacy started by her grandparents of providing a fun and quality experience for the roadside traveler. 

Check out their yummy pecans...

Following trusted recipes, the company roasts freshly picked pecans using only natural ingredients to create a snack that is high in fiber and rich in antioxidants.

We love all of them, they are so delicious!

They also have great clothing, hats and lots of other options that dad will be thrilled to receive.

My hubby loves his Stuckey's hat and shirts. He wears them often and says they are comfy.

The famous pecan rolls are another one of our favorites!

We like the different gift boxes they have to pick from.

Those who remember the Stuckey’s of yesterday will smile with approval on the Stuckey’s of today. It’s a sure bet that W.S. Stuckey, Sr. would, too.

Make sure and check out all of Stuckey's products!


Next, I know all of the people on your list will love a Brondell Air Purifier...

We are excited to have the Horizon in our home!

The Horizon’s composite filter combines four filtration layers plus Intelligent Ion Technology to create a five-stage filtration system. 

Horizon’s True HEPA filtration removes 99.97% of particles and allergens, including dust, smoke, pet dander, mold spores and pollen. 
With allergy season here, this is a must have for us.

The LED touch panel and 3 fan speeds are wonderful. It is lightweight and easy to move from room to room.

We also love the Revive Air Purifier and humidifier...

Using evaporative humidification and dual true HEPA filtration, Revive doesn’t just purify the air but refreshes it as well.

The four operating modes and auto off timer are great.

With a dual suction system the Revive is able to move through more air faster and evaporative humidification makes for a more consistent humidity level.

We think it's awesome that it's not only a air purifier but a humidifier as well!

Head over now to get your amazing Brondell products!