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Tuesday Giveaway Linky 2/13

2/13/18
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Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

Happy Valentine's week!  Hope you have a special celebration with your friends and loved ones.

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

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! 

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 Giveaway

My Little Pony: Spring Into Friendship DVD US only, 2 winners Ends 2/14


Hasbro, Spring DVD

Thank you for linking up!


PlasmaCar Giveaway @mamathefox

2/10/18
Giveaway  


These winter days are long and we are looking forward to spring.  Get your little ones outdoors (or even use indoors in the basement) outside and having fun with PlasmaCar!


The Original PlasmaCar is a ride-on toy that does not have pedals, gears or a motor. Instead the rider uses their body to wiggle their way around.

By using their own natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, friction, and the PlasmaCar is naturally kid powered!

   

Available now though Amazon (it’s Prime!)

   

Enter to win (1) PlasmaCar valued at $70

 

Hosted by: MamatheFox.com

Sponsored by: PlasmaCar

Co-Hosted by: MomJunky & Miki's Hope

  Giveaway    

Open to Continental US residents only

Peter Rabbit Review {No Spoilers} @beatrixpotter #PeterRabbitMovie #Sponsored

2/9/18
I attended a free Peter Rabbit screening and received promotional items (thank you Allied).  All opinions are mine.


Movie Review



Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.

Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures Animation
This post is written by The Attic Guy.

Going to an animated movie with my 7-year-old is always a good time but because of my long working hours I'm usually the first in the theater to fall asleep once the lights go out.  Not the case with this movie.  From the opening music to the very end of this movie we were laughing and enjoying this cute cotton-tail, oops I mean fairy tale.  

Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures Animation
The first scene sets the stage of the constant quest for fun and food in Mr. McGregor's garden for Peter and his siblings while Mr. McGregor attempts to rabbit-proof his garden for good.  Peter is the often too brave member of the family and loves causing havoc for Mr. McGregor.  As the feud builds throughout the movie, the pranks get funnier and more extreme maybe even "hare raising!"    

As time goes by the feuds become less about the food in the garden and more about winning the battle for the affection of the artsy lovable lady next-door.  When pranks and retaliations eventually go over the edge homes and relationships are destroyed for everyone involved.  Could Peter put all of the pieces back together and help mend homes and souls?   Better get to the theater and see this movie to find out.  I guarantee you and your children will love this one and what better time of year to have a fun bunny movie, right before Easter!  

Peter Rabbit is in theaters today, Feb. 9th.


Movie Review



Don't forget to download these free Peter Rabbit Activity pages.

Follow Peter Rabbit #PeterRabbitMovie:
    http://www.peterrabbit-movie.com/

Wonder Comes to Blu-ray Feb. 13th #ChooseKind #ShareWonder

2/8/18
Wonder is arriving on Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 13th from Lionsgate, just in time for Valentine's Day.  I couldn't be more excited, as I missed it while it was in theaters and have been looking forward to the Blu-ray release for months.
Lionsgate films, movies based on books

The incredibly moving and heartfelt family film, Wonder, heads to Digital January 30 and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand February 13 from Lionsgate. Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller, and USA Today’s top-selling book of 2017, by R.J. Palacio, writer-director Stephen Chbosky (Beauty and the Beast, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) brings to life the uplifting story of a boy who inspires and teaches others that true beauty is found within.

Certified Freshon Rotten Tomatoes and co-written for the screen by Steven Conrad and Jack Thorne, Wonder stars Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts (2000, Best Actress, Erin Brockovich), Academy Award® nominee Owen Wilson (2001, Best Writing, The Royal Tenenbaums), Golden Globe® nominee Mandy Patinkin (1984, Best Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Yentl; 1995, Best Television Actor – Drama Series, “Chicago Hope”; 2003, Best Supporting Actor – Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, “Homeland”), and Jacob Tremblay (Room, The Smurfs 2).



Wonder follows the inspiring story of the Pullman family, whose youngest child, Auggie, is a boy born with facial differences. When Auggie enters mainstream elementary school for the first time, his extraordinary journey unites his family, his school, and his community, and proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. 

Lionsgate, books made into movies, R.J. Palacio



The Wonder home entertainment release includes all-new special features, including a never-before-seen 5-part documentary, multiple featurettes, a music video, and an audio commentary with Stephen Chbosky and R.J. Palacio. 

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray also features Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR), growing Lionsgate’s library of titles featuring both Dolby Vision and Dolby TrueHD. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray versions feature Dolby TrueHD, which provides the most authentic lossless audio experience available for the home theater. Together Dolby Vision and Dolby TrueHD allow consumers to experience both cutting-edge imaging and lossless audio sound technology for an immersive entertainment experience.



Timed to the book’s sixth anniversary, and to Valentine’s Day, Wonder will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.


4K UHD/BLU-RAY/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Summer of Fun” 5-Part Documentary
    • “A (com)Passion Project” Featurette
    • “Family Matters” Featurette
    • “A Technical Wonder” Featurette
    • “A Note of Kindness” Featurette
    • “We All Deserve a Standing Ovation at Least Once in Our Lives” Featurette
  • “A Child’s Sense of Wonder” Featurette
  • “What a Wonderful World” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Stephen Chbosky and R.J. Palacio
  • “Brand New Eyes” Music Video
  • Wonder Soundtrack: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette


DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Stephen Chbosky and R.J. Palacio
  • “Brand New Eyes” Music Video
  • Wonder Soundtrack: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette





Click the photo below to find out how to make your own Astronaut Papier-Mache Helmet.



Follow WONDER #WondertheMovie #ChooseKind #ShareWonder 



Pinkalicious & Petterific Premieres Feb. 19th Plus Pinkalicious Party Activities @pbskids #PBSKids

2/7/18
On February 19, 2018, PBS KIDS will premiere PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC, a new animated series based on the best-selling Pinkalicious book series by Victoria Kann. The new show encourages kids to engage in the creative arts and self-expression, covering areas such as music, dance and visual arts – all proven to strengthen children’s cognitive and emotional skills and help them learn more effectively.


PBS Kids, tv shows, Victoria Kahn

My two daughters adore the book series, and have been eagerly anticipating this new show!

PBS KIDS is giving fans a special sneak peek on pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video App.  {AK & AB have already watched them over and over again}

Three full-length 11-minute stories are now available; additional stories will roll out on digital platforms every Friday until February 19, when PBS stations will broadcast a special, one-hour series premiere event. The series’ on-air premiere will feature five 11-minute stories, one of which guest stars Marlo Thomas, who voices a dragon named Gertie.

PBS Kids, tv shows, Victoria Kahn

PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC follows the adventures of Pinkalicious and her brother, Peter, as they explore the town of Pinkville with their neighborhood friends. The imaginative Pinkalicious finds creative opportunities everywhere she looks, with Peter and her friends Jasmine, Rafael and Kendra in tow. She inspires everyone around her to be creative and find imaginative solutions to problems, and expresses herself in ways that encourage children to do the same.




“At PBS KIDS, we seek to inspire kids through storytelling,” said Linda Simensky, Vice President, Children’s Programming, PBS. 

PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC offers us the opportunity to put the spotlight on arts and creativity in a way we’ve never done before, to highlight the importance of the arts as part of a whole-child learning approach and encourage kids to express that creativity in their daily lives.”

Produced by WGBH Boston, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC encourages kids to engage in self-expression and the creative arts, covering areas such as music, dance, theater and visual arts. 

Each episode includes two 11-minute stories featuring Pinkalicious, Peter and their friends, and one live-action interstitial. The interstitials will feature real-life kids creating art, as well as profiles of professional artists. Renowned musicians such as blues recording artist Vaneese Thomas, dancers such as New York City Ballet principal Ramar Amasar, and author-illustrator Victoria Kann are among the artists featured.

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Series Premiere On-air Rollout:


Airs Monday, February 19
Pinkalicious & Peterrific One-Hour Premiere

Airs Tuesday, February 20
Fairy House/Pinkabotta & Peterbotta

Airs Wednesday, February 21
Slumber Party/Puptastic

Airs Thursday, February 22
Invisible Band/Best Pink Present

Airs Monday, February 26
Dancing Shoes/No Honking

Airs Tuesday, February 27
The Sand Palace/Zoo Day
Airs Wednesday, February 28
Plantastically Pink/Painting Pixie
Airs Monday, March 5
Pinkalicious/Glitterizer
Airs Tuesday, March 6
All Tangled Up/Above the Clouds
Airs Monday, March 12
Snow Fairy/To Catch a Leaf
Airs Monday, March 19
Peter’s Blues/Pink Raspberry


To get your kids even more excited about the premiere, here are some pinkatastic essentials to host the perfect PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC premiere party!   These crafts and activities are designed to encourage creativity and self-expression through baking, drawing, playing and creating.  




Find even more  PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC activities at the website.


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