Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Big Trip on DVD - Giveaway!



Hey neighbors!!

The Big Trip released yesterday.  I am a little late posing as we were out all day yesterday.  This is perfect for children.  It is rated G and is from a writer of Madagascar.  This will definitely hold the attention of your children.


The story line includes a slightly dizzy stork (Carl), who mistakenly delivers a baby panda to a grumpy brown bear.  A group of unlikely friends join together to make a "big trip" to take the baby panda to his proper family.  Each character has some sort of unique trait.  A rabbit (Oscar) that talks too much, a scared wolf (Janos), a pelican (Duke) who loves to tell stories, and a poetic tiger (Amore), along with the grumpy bear Mik-Mik) and baby panda head out on a dangerous trek.  On the trip they have to travel a dangerous river, cross a desert, make it through an elephant stampede and rescue the baby panda after a sneaky python steals him away.  They find out they can work better together than separately.  This is worth adding to your collection.  The Big Trip received a positive rating from Dove.


You can view the trailer below.


SRP is $14.98.  The Big Trip is also available on Digital and On Demand.  Giving the characters a voice was Drake Bell and Pauly Shore.

Five neighbors will receive their own copy of The Big Trip, so be sure to enter below.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Buying a Car? Remember These Simple Steps to Avoid Getting Ripped Off

Whether shopping for the latest model of a favorite automotive brand or investing in a pristine used vehicle, taking the keys to a new ride can be a breathtaking experience for any motorist. Of course, that means making it through a purchasing process that can be complicated and marked by unsavory salespeople willing to charge too much, provide too little, or both. Whether it is your first car or just the latest being added to a fleet, there are a few easy tips that can be implemented to speed up the purchase while bypassing any potential roadblocks along the way.

Look For a Dealer You Can Trust

There are plenty of businesses vying for the next local car buyer to start a search in person or online. Nevertheless, it can also be easier than ever to find cars for sale in Abbotsford, BC by dealers and private sellers who are trustworthy and honest. While beginning the process with an internet review of area options is a great idea, there are other ways to get some direction. Ask trusted friends and family members who they recommend. Perhaps more importantly, these inquiries might alert a buyer to dealerships he or she should avoid at all costs.

Figure Out a Budget and Stick to It

In the high-pressure environment of an automotive showroom or dealer's lot, there can be too much information to adequately process. For that reason, it is advisable to go into the conversation and resulting negotiation with a bottom line. Be sure to understand the market value for the type of vehicle being considered and be prepared to stick to the previously determined price. Though a little wiggle room is probably appropriate in some situations, there is no reason to agree to a price that does not seem fair. 

Do Your Homework Before Buying

As beautiful as the perfect automobile might look and as smooth as that test drive might be, there is no reason to rush into the purchase of any vehicle. Make sure to get sufficient evidence through an expert inspection or review by a trusted mechanic to convince all involved that the vehicle is in proper operating condition and priced fairly.
In our modern society, many people consider a reliable vehicle to be a necessity. That means these individuals need to confront an often confusing and intimidating process. Fortunately, the steps outlined above can make everything progress as smoothly as possible.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Ripley's Giveaway Extended!!

Hi all!!

Just a quick message to let you know we have extended the Ripley's Books giveaway to January 3rd. I have been sick and then with the holidays did not get to promote this the way I would have liked.  So please take the opportunity to enter and share this giveaway with us.  Original post to enter is HERE.

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday!!  Thanks for stopping in and see you soon!!




Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Bernie the Dolphin 2 Interview with Kevin Sorbo



Hey neighbors!!

Let me share a little about Bernie the Dolphin 2, and then I will share the interview.

Bernie the Dolphin 2:

A heartwarming adventure for the whole family, Bernie the Dolphin 2 arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand on December 17 from Lionsgate. Starring Kevin Sorbo and Patrick Muldoon, the film is approved by the Dove Foundation for all ages. The Bernie the Dolphin 2 DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS 
Kevin and Holly are thrilled that their dolphin friend Bernie has come back to the harbor. But so has their old enemy Winston (Kevin Sorbo, TV’s “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”), who’s just gotten out of prison. As the kids have fun with playful dolphin Rascal and sassy parrot Mango, Winston is forced by his old partner to help kidnap the talented Bernie. Can Kevin and Holly uncover the scheme and save their splashy friend before it’s too late? This charming family comedy also stars Patrick Muldoon (Starship Troopers).

My husband actually handled the interview, which was done over the phone, so I have transcribed it below for you all!! Enjoy!!

James: Can you share any behind the scenes happenings from Bernie the Dolphin 2?

Kevin: One of the coolest things was when we were over there in Mainland on the east coast of Florida is that it was the same marina where they shot The Creature From the Black Lagoon.  As a kid I grew up watching the reruns of that multiple times.  It always freaked me out because I grew up on a lake in Minnesota and every time we would go swimming somebody would bring that up and you would think, there could be some creepy creature swimming right below us. Sort of what Jaws did to wreck ocean swimming for some people.

James: Is there anything in particular you liked about acting in Bernie the Dolphin 2?

Kevin: I love the way they wrote my character.  I love the redemption value of the character, because my guy was a bit of a jerk in the first one. I think a key element in both these movies Bernie 1 and 2 is that there is a lot of humor. It is a rated G movie and I have said it before there are not a lot of n rated G movies out there. Kudos to Lionsgate for doing that. I get stopped all the time by people asking to please make more movies that families can see.  There are like 80 million households out there that want movies that there 7-10 years old can watch and all ages will enjoy. My character gets a work release type program to get out of prison and he gets stuck in the last place he wants to be, the place that actually put him in prison.  His guilt and the kid's forgiveness of him and their father who has every right to be angry at him, gives him a second chance. They wrote a really wonderful transition, it wasn't cheesy, it wasn't something where people say, give me a break.  People can see that this guy really feels bad for what he did.

Bernie the Dolphin 2 released on December 17th and is available for purchase.  Pick up both 1 and 2 if you have not seen the first one yet.  Watch the trailer below!




Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Ripley's Books for the Holidays!!

Hi Neighbors!!

Looking for perfect gift ideas for all ages and tastes?  Ripley’s Publishing has got them!  

For the little ones Ripley’s has produced a set of fun and interesting board books that are designed to give a child a fun time as well as a learning experience.  Two of these are "Funny Feelings" and "Odd Opposites"! Odd Opposites is just like it sounds with one page giving a word such as hot with the word cold on the opposing page, each accompanied with a nice colorful illustrations.  Funny feelings is slightly different with a word that describes a feeling such as bored or nervous with the appropriate picture on the next page. With great graphics they are sure to be a winner with both boys and girls.




For the next age level there are picture books such as Gabby and Norman.  Stunning, colorful,  illustrations, of the expected quality by John Graziano. These books have full sentences and then the pictures tell the rest of the story.  Gabby and the Dark concerns a brave green sea turtle who overcomes his fear of the dark and Norman and the Flight features an African penguin who is determined to fly.




Ripley’s Readers Nitro Circus books are designed to help children build their confidence and reading skills and this is done by stories containing information that includes fun and entertaining topics.  As everyone knows,  Nitro Circus is an explosive action sport that features the best athletes in BMX, FMX, Scooter and Skate riding!  “You Got This” features Travis Pastrana, the “ringleader” of Nitro Circus, who became the World Freestyle Champion at age 14!  “Never Say Can’t” stars Bruce Cook, who began riding dirt bikes at age five believe it or not, and then was injured attempting the world’s first motorcycle jump.  Nine months later he was back on his cycle and the rest I will let the reader learn!

The Nitro Circus “Best of” books are perfect for the next age level with more detailed information. Just like the Ripley Readers, Nitro Circus books are filled with fantastic pictures.  “Best of Scooter” is 63 big pages and features many scooter athletes and is packed with everything from recording wild feats to safety information!  “Best of BMX” follows a similar pattern but this time focuses on the BMX world.  Again 63 educational and fun pages!


For teens to adults “100 Best BIONS” and the “Ripley’s Believe it or Not-Beyond the Bizarre” are fantastic reads that will delight both in amazing facts and beautiful pictures!  “BIONS” stands for “Believe It or Not Stories” featuring the most popular and unusual stories that have been told, both from the past and of recent times!  “Beyond the Bizarre” is an oversize Ripley’s book and is a whopping 255 pages, making this treasure not only a great addition to your library but a great bargain!  With stories like “Bear Parade,”  “If looks Could Kill” and “Balloon Dog,”  you will have much to be thrilled about and have many stories to share with friends and family!




So grab a handful of the Ripley’s Believe it or Not books for the holiday season!  You will be glad you did...and so will the ones who receive the books!

Visit the Ripley's website to choose the books, and you will be taken to Amazon to purchase the books.  Follow them on their social media.
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Ripley's Believe It or Not is allowing us to run a giveaway for a set of their books.  Should be the same we received, but may vary due to availability.  This giveaway is a shorter time period than normal and books will not be received until after the Christmas.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Simplily - Great Gift Idea!!



Hey neighbors!!

When you are looking for gifts, consider Simplily Co.  They have wonderful travel bags and other gear!!  We took ours on our Pigeon Forge trip in the fall.  It was so nice!!  

They have weekend bags, toiletry bags, jewelry bags, bags for shoes, small backpack, totes, and insulated bags!  Any bag you could possibly need for travel bags can be found at Simplily, other than huge suitcases.  



The above bag hung in the cabin bathroom the entire week, and I could just grab what I needed.


This little bag worked great for carrying my jewelry and a couple small hair clips.


Slipped it right inside the weekender bag.  I was also able to stuff in the bathroom bag!



I love this set and have them all stored together in my bedroom for our next trip!!  Simplily presently has some deals going on, so be sure to visit the Simplily website and grab a few gifts!  Also take a moment to follow them on their social media.
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE

See you soon, where neighbors share!!




PlayMonster Has Gifts!!

Hey neighbors!!

If you are shopping for children for the holidays, you need to check out PlayMonster!! They have a wide range of toys and games perfect for all ages.  On their site you can shop by age, brand or category.  This makes shopping so much easier, and they have toys and games for ages from birth to adults.

We received several items from PlayMonster and I am still amazed by the variety of items they have available.

Look at the adorable Fuzzikins Camper Van.  It is actually several activities in one.  There is the van and the flocked cats for hours of playtime, but it also comes with 5 washable markers and color-in stickers to decorate the van.  The markers can also be used to color designs on the cats.  Your child can design their cat's own look, and then rinse them off and decorate them again!  A toy that is packed full of fun.





Next is the My Singing Monsters.  My Singing Monsters are from a game on the App Store and Google Play.  Basically you raise Monsters that each make their own sound, so you can create intriguing melodies and songs.  These toys fromPlayMonster will sing on their own, or will sing in sync with other monsters.  You can collect the different Singing Monsters as well as their babies and eggs.  I know several children that would enjoy this!!


We also received 3 different games. Draw Into Crime, 5 Second Rule Jr. and The Logo Game.


Draw Into Crime - This game was created by an 11 year old girl who entered her idea in the Chicago Young Inventors Challenge. You need 3 or more players ages 6 and up.  One player saw the crime and uses the book of suspects to locate the criminal. The other players ask question to try and get a description, which they must draw on their sketchpad.  The closest sketch to the original pic in the Suspect Book wins. You flip panels in the Suspect Book to create the suspect and there are 240 different suspects that can be created.


5 Second Rule Jr. - Designed for 3-6 players, ages 6 and up.  Answer questions like:
Name 3 Super Heroes
Name 3 things you dip in Ketchup
Name 3 Zoo animals
Sound easy?  What if you have a timer counting down 5 seconds?  You have to be fast to win the game.  And if you spit out something funny, all the better!!


The Logo Game - This game is set up for 2-6 players ages 12 and up.  There are 400 cards with questions about logos and brands that we all know and see everywhere we go.  Questions like:
What type of pepper is the main ingredient in the mild Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce?
Known for it's polo shirts, which clothing company features a crocodile on it's logo?


As you can see PlayMonster has a variety of toys and games available, and this is just a very small sample of all you can find on their website.  Take a moment to stop in and grab a few toys and games to finish off your gift list.  You can also find them on their social media.
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE

Thanks for stopping by today, where neighbors share.


Flybar Holiday Gifts!!

Hey all!!

I have a few gift ideas to share from Flybar!! They love to create safe, fun, exciting products for you and your family to enjoy.  They are much more than Pogo Sticks now and are continuing to grow.  So when you get too the end of this post, be sure to follow them on their social media, so you will be the first to know about new products.

Swurfer Kiwi Baby Swing:This is a really unique swing from Swurfer and Flybar.  Designed for children from 6 mos. to 4 year (up to 50 lbs.) the Swurfer can be hung just about anywhere you can attach it safely.  You can hang it outside or inside.  With a three point safety harness, you can rest assured that the harness will hold your child in place.  It is made of fabric, rather than plastic for your child's comfort.  The shell of the swing is ergonomically designed to fit the form of your child's body.  The EVA foam liner is mildew resistant and can be wiped clean.  The ropes for the swing are soft for young hands.  The Swurfer Kiwi is available in 3 colors.





31" Complete Skateboard: We received the 31" Complete Skateboard in the Spiral design.  It is a 31" x 8" Double Kick skateboard that is light weight by design.  It is made of  7 ply maple construction.  Well-designed, so you can attempt all your different moves and tricks with confidence.  This particular skateboard is available in 6 other colors/designs.  As always if you are purchasing this for someone younger or who has never ridden a skateboard, be sure to also get them a helmet and pads for their own safety.  Flybar does have other sizes and styles of skateboards available.





Power Drivers:
Remember when many toys of years ago were produced to assist a child in growing, how to think and how to use his hands?  Sure, there are some of those today, but it seems that so many are toys only.  


Well, Power Drivers Rescue Squad line of toys are sure to be much appreciated by parents who are looking for more for their child!  Geared for boys ages three and up, Power Drivers offers a wide variety of vehicles including police cruisers, police trucks, mobile command units, recycling and garbage trucks, front loaders, excavators and more.  



Not just a push and pull toy,  Power Drivers allows your child to take apart and rebuild the vehicle and then they can choose if they want to play with them manually or by remote control, developing their motor skills as they play! And yes, the functions of the remote are a basic forward and reverse but that is exactly what is needed for the ages three and up, any more complex would have made it too difficult to operate.  These easy to assemble multi-part vehicles are available in a variety of colors and each has lots of fun sounds.  And they are durable! Solidly built, easy to play with, what more could you ask for in a holiday gift designed for that young man who is ready to play and learn at the same time.  Grab a couple and put a smile on his face, then watch him go to work! Power Drivers are sure to be a hit this Christmas, so don’t miss out!



Check out the Flybar website to see all their exciting lineup of products.  Then take a moment to follow them on their social media.
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE

Thanks for stopping by, where neighbors share!


Whyte Gate Pet Shampoo for the Holidays!!



Hi Neighbors!!

Whyte Gate Farms sent us their Pretty Princess Oatmeal Pet Shampoo and their Tuff Guy Oatmeal Pet Shampoo.  And yes, they do smell a little different, it is not just the same shampoo in pink and blue bottles.

Pretty Princess and Tuff Guy:
All natural, ultra concentrated pet shampoo scented specifically for female cats or dogs.  Soothing natural oatmeal, jojoba oil, chamomile and other plant extracts leaves coat shiny and clean.

The description is the same, but they definitely smell different.  I really love to be able to use natural products on dogs.  Having 4 Toy Aussies and 1 Doodle we have a lot of dog bathing going on here.  Since two of them love to dig, they get cleaned up a little more often.  The weather doesn't help either, since between rain and then snow and the snow melting they often come in muddy.



We also received their Cat Bath Wipes.  Since we don't have a cat, I really did not have the opportunity to try these.  Whyte Gate's exclusive formula is hypoallergenic leaves your cat clean, smelling fresh, reduces dander and other allergens, decreases loose hairs and reduces hairballs, and keeps your cat's coat soft and lustrous

Whyte Gate contributes a portion of all sales to Orphans of the Storm Pet Shelter.

Visit the Whyte Gate website for more information on their natural home and pet products.  Check out their social media too!
Facebook - HERE
Instagram- HERE

Thanks for stopping by where neighbors share!!

Southern Scholar Socks - Stocking Stuffer



Hi All!!

Doing that last minute shopping?  Consider Southern Scholar Socks.  The perfect stocking stuffer for the guy in your life.  Southern Scholar is a monthly subscription, or you can just order items on the site.  With a membership, you receive a discount online.

Benefits to a membership include:
+ Get new pair each month for as low as $13.75
+ Access to the Members Only Shop w/ up to 50% OFF
Free shipping, returns, and exchanges on all orders
+ Exclusive designs, limited releases, and private sales
+ Access to our Small Batch Tie & Pocket Square Collection


Consider a gift subscription for the holidays!! Visit the Southern Scholar website for more information. You can also follow them on their social media.
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE

See you soon, where neighbors share!