Friday, April 18, 2014

Disneynature Bears

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s upcoming True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting— but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf.

“Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska! Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”), and narrated by native Chicagoan, John C.Reilly ("Wreck-It Ralph").

Recently, we had the pleasure of attending a sneak preview of "Bears" in Tempe. Once again Disney has managed to create a film that can be enjoyed by all ages. The photography of the Alaskan peninsula was breathtaking. When two grown men give it a thumbs up, you know it's good.

Additionally, The Disney Store will contribute $1 to the National Park Foundation for every “Bears” plush purchased between March 10 and May 11, 2014. Disney Store will also award a reusable “Bears” shopping bag on April 22 to guests who bring five plastic bags in to be recycled.

 “Bears” arrives in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ross - Show Off Your Shoes

Disclaimer: I received a gift card from Ross for sharing this information with you.

Show off Your Shoes! 

Have a favorite pair of Ross shoes? Snap and upload a shoe selfie of your favorite pair and add a short description of why you love them for a chance to win one of many prizes!

Once you enter your photo, share with friends and family and invite them to vote each day until
April 18.

Please remember – no brand names or logos showing in your photo.


Make sure to vote for your favorite shoe selfie, as the top three photos with the most votes at the end of the contest will receive the grand prize, second prize and third prize of $500, $300 and $100 Ross Dress for Less gift cards.

Read the official rules here.

Disclaimer: I received a gift card from Ross for sharing this information with you.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Netflix #StreamTeam #TBT

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

Every week I get a little nostalgic as I look through my Facebook feed at all the old photos. Baby pictures, pictures of family vacations, Chrismas and holiday pictures, and weddings. Oh how I love wedding pictures!

This week I'm taking #TBT to a new level.

Who says we have to limit ourselves to photos? Absolutely not! So this Thursday I'm focusing on a few of my favorite sitcoms from the 80s. Sitcoms that I've recently revisited through Netflix.

Family Ties needs only two words to explain why it was so popular . . . Alex Keaton!

For 11 seasons, Cheers was the place to go to take a break from all your worries. A place where everybody knows your name.

The Wonder Years originally aired on ABC from 1988-1993. It was a story about 12 year old Kevin Arnold, played by Fred Savage, growing up in the late 60s and early 70s with his best friend Paul and girl friend Winnie. Oh yeah, and his very annoying brother, Wayne. Still entertaining even 25 years after it first aired!

It's hard to pick a favorite from all the great shows back then, but it sure is fun revisiting an old friend.

Not a Netflix subscriber? I'm giving away a three month subscription code to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment below with your email address and I'll let you know if you've won. Contest ends Friday April 18, 2013.

 Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cost of Living Changes 1963 vs Now

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

The year was 1963
  • President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas
  • Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech
  • Unemployment reaches 6.1 percent
  • Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space
  • The sedative Valium is made available 
Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Lisa Kudrow and Phobe Cates were all born in 1963.

Tippi Hedren made her acting debut in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The Birds and Jerry Lewis made us laugh in The Nutty Professor.

The dollar also went much further in 1963 than it does today!

Minimum wage was a mere $1.40.

Things you could buy for under $1 include:
  • milk
  • a dozen eggs
  • a loaf of bread
  • a 6 pack of beer
For a look at more surprising cost of living changes visit 1963 vs Now created by AAG.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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