8/31/14

Ripley's Believe it or Not! Reality Shock #sponsored

Disclosure:  I received a copy of Ripley's Believe it or Not! Reality Shock! for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Ripley's Believe it or Not! annual books fascinate my teenage son.  (After all, what teenage boy doesn't enjoy a good "can't bear to look but can't look away" kind of book? Check out 2013's annual Dare to Look or 2012's Download the Weird for examples.) This year's annual Reality Shock! is no exception.

Releasing this September, Reality Shock! has some really strange stories that might just shock you.  (Or make you want to read more.)  The content in this large hard covered book ranges from cute to creepy.  You may find yourself spending a few hours browsing all 256 pages of extraordinary and bizarre things! 

Stories include:
Ripley's Believe it or Not! books

  • ANIMALS – meet real-life wolf-man Werner Freund, who lives with a pack of wolves and feeds them directly from his mouth
  • SPORTS – find out why the new British sport of bubble soccer is such a kick
  • BODY – you won’t believe how a 56-year-old grandma can function with 18-inch long fingernails; she hasn’t cut them in 20 years!
  • FEATS – Canadian Lonnie Bissonnette is like no other BASE jumper – he hurls himself off bridges in his wheelchair
  • ART – learn about one photographer’s “Snot Shots” – they certainly are something to sneeze at
  • FOOD – people at one festival dine on octopus – while it’s still alive!

I'm more a fan of the cute stories in this book. One of my personal favorites features a skateboarding mouse:







This section about near misses with cars was pretty amazing too:





These types of books are not for the faint of heart.  If you or your kids enjoy bizarre stories and relish the opportunity to gross out your friends, then you will definitely be drawn to Reality Shock!  My teen totally enjoyed sharing some gross facts with me that led to some pretty interesting conversations!  And best of all, he wasn't staring at a screen.

Ripley's Believe it or Not! annuals are a great way to get your older kids excited about reading.  It would make a great gift for birthdays, Christmas, or any special occasion.


Ripley's Believe it or Not! Reality Shock 


Where to Purchase:

Ripley's Believe it or Not! Reality Shock is available in stores and online for $28.95.  If you purchase at the previous link, for a limited time it is only $16.99 with free shipping (except Alaska, Canada, & Hawaii)!


8/26/14

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 8/26

Tots and Me
Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways. 

Our co-hosts this week are Sue from My Photopage and Shelly from The Attic Girl.

A co-host spot has opened up with Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up. If you would like to co-host with us, we would love for you to fill out the form linked up here.

I ask that co-hosts have family friendly blogs. As co-host, you would be posting the link up every other Monday evening at 7pm EST and sharing about it on your social media, starting September 1st. You will be able to share 2-3 of your own giveaways and will have a backlink in the post. 


Now, onto this week's Link Up!

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Featured Giveaways

Back to School/5 Year Blogiversary Prize Pack-Fun Products & $30 Amazon GC/Paypal 
US only Ends 8/31


Little Tikes Fun House Bouncer Giveaway US/Canada (excluding Quebec) Ends 8/28


Kreation Krate Giveaway Continental US Ends 9/2


Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Blu-ray US only Ends 9/4
Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me & Emily @ Emily Reviews along with Sue from My Photopage and Shelly from The Attic Girl.


8/20/14

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Blu-ray, Activity Sheets & Giveaway #OzInsiders #ad

I will receive a copy of Legends of Oz as a Fox Home Insider. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. 
Fox Home Entertainment
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is coming to Blu-ray & DVD August 26th!  I've been a fan of the Wizard of Oz since I was little and am excited to share the magic with my little girl.   We haven't seen it yet, so we've been eagerly anticipating its release for our next family movie night.


Kids of all ages will love this musical, animated journey back to the magical world of Oz that features a legendary cast, including Lea Michele from TV’s “Glee,” Dan Akroyd, Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Patrick Stewart, Kelsey Grammar and more. A devious new villain, the Jester, rules over Oz and Dorothy must return from Kansas to rescue her old friends: the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man. Set to irresistible new songs from Academy Award®-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams and featuring a host of delightful new characters, this animated return to Oz is sure to be a family-favorite filled with fun and laughs for generations to come!

Special Features
  • Legends of Oz: The Music of Oz
  • Legends of Oz: The Legacy of Oz
  • Sing Along the Yellow Brick Road
  • Legends of Oz: Activity Sheet
  • Theatrical Trailer

While your kids are enjoying the movie, they can enjoy these activity pages.  They are also fun for rainy days!  Just download to your computer & print at home.  

Legends of Oz Activity Sheets:

Free Activity Pages




 Free Activity Sheets, Printables

 Free Printables


Giveaway:


One reader will receive Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return on Blu-ray{$29.99 value}
Fox Home Entertainment

Just use the Rafflecopter form below.  You must be a US resident 18 or older to enter.  You must complete each task entirely or your entries will not count.  

 This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 9/4/14 at 12:01 AM EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter. One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  The Attic Girl is not responsible/liable for prize delivery.


Disclosure:  I will receive a copy of the movie as a Fox Home Entertainment Insider.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. Sponsor is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.


8/17/14

When The Game Stands Tall Screening #Giveaway


Jim Caviezel
Are you a sports movie fan?  Then When The Game Stands Tall coming to theaters August 22nd might be right up your alley!


Rated: PG


Director: Thomas Carter
Cast: Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Alexander Ludwig, Clancy Brown and Laura Dern

Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. 


I have passes to give away to the August 20th screening at the Cinemark Egyptian 24 theater in Arundel Mills for 5 of my readers (4 tickets per winner)!

Theater:  

Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD
7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, MD 21076
800-326-3264


Screening Date & Time: 

Wednesday 8/20/2014 at 7:30 PM


If you'd like to attend, just leave a comment telling me who you will bring with you and/or why you want to see this movie {and your email so I can contact you if you win}.   Please note that you need to arrive at the theater early; seats are not guaranteed.

Giveaway Ends 8/19/14 at 12:01 AM EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter. One entry per household and IP address.  Winners will be drawn using random.org and will have **24** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  The Attic Girl is not responsible/liable for prize delivery.  Winners will receive a link to a site to download their tickets; you must register with the site in order to redeem your tickets.

Disclosure:  No compensation was received for this post. 

8/13/14

That About Sums It Up {Wordless Wednesday}






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