Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Out on Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital and 4K Ultra HDHD on Aug 22

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 marks the Studios first in-home title to release in stunning 4K Ultra HD format, providing consumers with the ultimate home entertainment experience with next-generation high dynamic range visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the film’s storyline continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians (Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket) must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.  Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand. This blockbuster sequel featuring the world’s favorite band of intergalactic misfits, blasts into homes on 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray on Aug. 22.

The sequel stars…

Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Trek Beyond”) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (“Spectre,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Drax, Vin Diesel (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7”) as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper (“Joy,” “American Sniper”) as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Walking Dead”) as Yondu, Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Big Short”) as Nebula, Pom Klementieff (“Ingrid Goes West,” “Oldboy”) as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby,” “Everest”) as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan (“The Knick,” “This Is Us”) as Taserface,  Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin, Tommy Flanagan (“Gladiator,” “Sin City”) as Tullk,  Laura Haddock (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Luther”) as Meredith Quill, with Sylvester Stallone (“Creed,” “The Expendables”) as Stakar, and Kurt Russell (“The Hateful Eight,” “Furious 7”) as Ego.

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DIY Floating Halloween Bucket / Candy Bowl

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This DIY Floating Halloween Bucket is such a fun and easy project to do and it only costs a few dollars to make.  Trick or Treaters are sure to be amazed by this unique bowl.

Supplies:

  • Bowl for candy (I got a plastic one from Dollar Tree for $1)
  • Halloween bucket (I paid $1 at Dollar General for mine)
  • Fork (I got a 2-pack at Dollar Tree)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Candy

Instructions:

  1. Bend your fork so that you get a good angle for the bucket to be floating over the candy bowl like its pouring out.  Some forks are easier to bend than others.  I had to get my boy friend to bend this one because it was so “heavy”
  2. Hot glue the fork to the inside of the bottom bowl.  Since the fork conducts heat, the glue stays gooey for a long time so I used ice on the back side of the bowl to cool down the hot glue and fork.floating-bucket-fork2
  3. Hot glue the fork to the inside of the Halloween bucketfloating-bucket-fork1
  4. Hot glue candy all around the fork so that you can’t see the fork any longerfloating-halloween-bucket-closeup
  5. Lastly, fill the bottom bowl with candy.  I probably should have bought one more bag of candy to weigh it down more because it seems a little top heavy right now.
Isn’t this the coolest idea ? I can’t wait for our annual Halloween party now !
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Winner of the Marcos Pizza and Pure Leaf Tea

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The winner of the certificate for a free large Marcos pizza plus a half gallon of Pure Leaf Tea is…

Author: ellyn zitter (myklz@…)
Comment: my favs are mushroom,chix, garlic.

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DIY Spooky Snake Halloween Wreath

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Here is a simple DIY Halloween wreath using 2 packs of plastic snakes and a willow wreath from Dollar Tree and a can of spray paint.  After painting the wreath and the snakes a dark grey color, I hot glued them onto the wreath.

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Total cost of this wreath is around $7…

  • 2 packs snakes from Dollar Tree $2
  • willow wreath from Dollar Tree $1
  • spray paint $4 at Walmart
If I had to do this wreath again, I think I would have gone with a grapevine type wreath instead.
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Beat Bugs Toys and DVDs Now at Target

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Last month I posted about the new Beat Bugs preschool series on Netflix and now I want to share with you all the coolest Beat Bugs products and DVDs.  You can entertain the kids with such awesome toys such as the Beat Bugs® Molded Sing Along Karaoke, the Beat Bugs® Molded Walkie Talkies and Beat Bugs DVD.

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I received the following toys which were all so amazing:

  • Beat Bugs® Molded Walkie Talkies – Stay in touch with all your awesome friends with Beat Bugs, bugged out walkie talkies! Perfect for indoor and outdoor play, for wherever the adventure takes you. Age 3+ recommended.
  • Beat Bugs® Molded Sing Along Karaoke – Now you can sing along with your favorite Beat Bugs with this portable karaoke. And even sing along to “I am the Walrus” 30 second clip included. Age 3+ recommended
  • Beat Bugs® Fab Figures Buzz – Buzz is always buzzing with enthusiasm and always up for the next great adventure. Buzz’s colorful 3-inch scale figure is exquisitely designed with fine detail. She is articulated for posing, storytelling and other creative play. Collect all of the beautiful Beat Bugs Fab Figures (sold separately) so Buzz can get by with a little help from her friends.
  • Beat Bugs® Fab Figures Jay – Jay is full of exuberance and ready to take you on a daring adventure. Jay’s colorful 3-inch scale figure is exquisitely designed with fine detail. He is articulated for posing, storytelling and other creative play. Collect all of the beautiful Beat Bugs Fab Figures (sold separately) so Jay can get by with a little help from his friends.
  • Beat Bugs® Crick Plush 7″ – Crick is a gentle inventor and inspiring companion for all of your magical Beat Bugs™ adventures. The Crick Plush is colorful and beautifully detailed.
  • Beat Bugs® “All You Need is Love” (Season 1, Vol. 3) DVD – A misunderstanding sees Walter his love away and sends him looking for new friends.

Make sure you check out the Beat Bugs website and look for all the greatest Beat Bugs toys and home décor at Target.  Also, grab the kids and watch Beat Bugs on Netflix for a really fun time.

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DYI Shadow Box Gifts Using Wine Corks

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I absolutely love to do crafts in my spare time and here are a couple of really fun ones to do using your silhouette machine, shadowboxes, scrapbook paper and some corks from Oriental Trading (bag of 50).  These are so easy to make and are great gifts for friends and family.

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For the first one, I bought an 8×10 shadowbox and cut out the “The Best Wines are the Ones We Drink with Friends” design using permanent adhesive vinyl (Oracle 651) which I laid down on the top part of the glass. For the inside of the box, I cut scrapbook paper to fit the backing and glued one cork onto the paper so that it hangs at the top. For the rest of the corks I just let them lay loosely in the bottom of the shadow box.

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The second one,  I used a shadowbox bank from Dollar Tree and removed the vinyl design with acetone so that I had a blank box (this is a great way to save money when buying shadowboxes).  The only difference is, these are made of plastic frames instead of wood.  I then typed out the saying in my silhouette software,, cut it out of Oracle 651 and placed it on top of the glass.  Lastly, I cut scrapbook paper and added the corks.

Make sure you check out all the awesome other crafty supplies from Oriental Trading.

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Swag Luau Challenge

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Put on your lei, enjoy some Slack-key guitar, and get ready to eat some Kalua Pork, because Swagbucks is holding a Luau Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!

If you’ve never tried Swagbucks before because you didn’t know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes! The challenge, begins Monday, August 14th at 8am PT, but you can pre-register starting on Friday, August 11th!

Here’s how you can join the challenge and the site:

1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.

2. Starting August 14th at 8am PDT, in addition to earning SB you’ll contribute points to your teams total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.

3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you’ve contribute so far.

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card!

Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before September 1st, you’ll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, and members of the 3rd place team will receive a 30 SB Swag Up Rebate. Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, August 18th at 2pm PT and will expire on Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm PT.

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Disney Descendants 2 Comes Out on DVD on August 15

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In Descendants 2 the villain kids are back and the stakes are even higher in the highly anticipated sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants”! The story deepens in the music-driven sequel to the global smash hit “Descendants,” as the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains try to find their place in idyllic Auradon. When the pressure to be royally perfect becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the run-down town.  Uma, still resentful over not being selected by Ben to go to Auradon Prep with the other Villain Kids, stirs her pirate gang including Captain Hook’s son Harry and Gaston’s son Gil, to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon, and unleash all the villains imprisoned on the Isle, once and for all. Bring home all the mischief on DVD August 15th.

Beginning July 1, visit DisneyMovieRewards.com  and enter to win a Disney Channel 5-movie collection including “Descendants” and “Descendants 2”

Cast:

Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, and Mitchell Hope reprising the roles of Mal, Carlos, Evie, Jay and King Ben, respectively. Starring as the new villains are China Anne McClain as Uma, the daughter of Ursula; Thomas Doherty as Harry, son of Captain Hook; Dylan Playfair as Gil, son of Gaston; and Anna Cathcart as Dizzy, daughter of Cinderella’s evil stepsister Drizella and granddaughter of wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine. Also reprising their roles in this sequel are Brenna D’Amico as Jane, the daughter of Fairy Godmother; Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother; Dianne Doan as Lonnie, the daughter of Mulan; Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad, the son of Cinderella; Zachary Gibson as Doug, the son of Dopey; Keegan Connor Tracy as Belle and Dan Payne as Beast.

Bonus Features:

  • Cast Secrets – Personal secrets are revealed by cast members Dove Cameron (Mal), Cameron Boyce (Carlos), Sofia Carson (Evie), Booboo Stewart (Jay) and China Anne McClain (Uma) during the filming of the movie.
  • Bloopers – The cast cracks up on set during some crazy takes.
  • Deleted Song and More – Includes an extended song, a deleted song and two alternate endings.
  • Descendants: Wicked World – A collection of all the animated shorts from season 1.
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Winner of Sweese Butter Dish

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The winner of the Sweese Butter Dish is…

Author: Mandy Freeman (desrtrat@….)
Comment: I get your emails.

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