Disney’s INTO THE WOODS Meryl Streep Sneak Peek

With all the current movies and shows about vampires and zombies,
it's only natural that witches should be next!

INTO THE WOODS is coming to theatres on December 25, 2014.

Meryl Streep ventures “Into the Woods” as the Witch who wishes to reverse a curse so that her beauty may be restored. The humorous and heartfelt musical, a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, explores the consequences of the quests of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, and the witch who cast a spell on them.

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The Reservoir Emergency Water Storage System - Review

Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Are you prepared?
Authorities always stress how important it is to have emergency water on hand in the event of an emergency. Many of us probably take for granted the easy access we have to clean water. I'm always amazed at the news stories of people waiting in line to buy bottled water after hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters that interrupt our ability to wash, cook, clean, bathe, flush, and drink. One gallon of water isn't going to go very far.
The Reservoir is an emergency water storage system. Made of heavy-duty, food-grade plastic that meets FDA guidelines, The Reservoir turns your standard bathtub into a storage system that holds 100 gallons of water, more than enough for your entire family and all their water needs for several days.
As soon as you hear a storm is coming, all you need to do is open The Reservoir up, set it in your bathtub, connect the plastic spigot line to the faucet and The Reservoir and let it fill up. It's a much better idea than just filling the bathtub with water, because the sealed plastic will protect the water from dirt, debris, and soap residue.
The Reservoir also comes with a siphon pump for dispensing the water. You can dispense it with the siphon tube into bottles, pitchers, or buckets, depending on what your water needs are at the time.  I think it's a fantastic product and a fabulous way to keep water sanitary, especially if you're already having to deal with other worries that go along with natural disasters.
Don't wait until it's too late! Visit Amazon.com today and order The Reservoir today so you are prepared before something happens. 

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Flavors of America Salt Collection - Review and Giveaway

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Do you realize that Christmas is less than three months away? If you find yourself struggling with buying gifts for men, like I do, then you might want to start looking around now. I usually find that it is easier for me to shop for the women in my life because I just buy them things I'd want. Shopping for my husband and sons is a bit more challenging. I love to shop at Uncommon Goods because they have some of the most unique gifts I've ever seen. Click here to see all their gifts for men.
The Flavors of America Salt Collection is a perfect choice of gifts under $100. Click here to see more gifts under $100. My husband loves salty foods and sea salts are much better for his health. This Uncommon Goods collection of gourmet sea salts comes in eleven amazing varieties: Main Apple Wood Smoked Salt, Washington Alder Wood Smoked Salt, Caroline Hickory Smoked Salt, California Vintage Merlot Salt, New Mexico Smoked Chipotle Salt, Hawaiian Citrus Salt, Balsamic Sea Salt, Hawaiian Black Lava Salt, Seneca Flake New York Salt, and Utah Red Jurassic Salt.
The eleven glass tubes are capped with a cork and store in a wood base that allows you to see all eleven varieties at the same time. It's a beautiful presentation on the kitchen counter. It even comes with a tiny wooden salt scoop so I don't accidentally pour too much salt out at once. These salts can be used for cooking salts, finishing salts and table salts. An enclosed card describes best uses for each salt. These salts are an excellent gift to the man who loves to grill meats and vegetables!
Uncommon Goods has tons of great very unique gifts for men, women, and kids. Shop online here for gifts under $50 and save yourself the hassle of driving, parking, and fighting your way through the mall. Sit back and relax in your jammies and do all your shopping at www.uncommongoods.com. You can sign up for their enewsletter HERE. Be sure to like them on Facebook and Twitter, then enter below to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Uncommon Goods!
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Planet Weidknecht WhoopTee Custom T Shirts - Review and Giveaway

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When I started my blog a few years ago, I never dreamed I would be seeing my blog name on a t shirt. WhoopTee.com is the fast, simple, affordable way to design your own custom t shirts. Using their online designer tool, I chose the t shirt category from a list of products for men, women, and kids, that also includes hoodies, sweatshirts, collar shirts, pants, shorts, and even pet apparel. Creating my t shirt design was so easy because I just uploaded my blog header as a jpg file, resized it to fit the t shirt, then added my blog URL underneath the logo.
Then WhoopTee created my shirts and shipped them to me within the week. The shirt is a great quality shirt and the printing is clean and crisp. Even after a few washings, nothing faded on the shirt. Custom t shirts are perfect for blog advertising, team sports, family reunions, school functions, and so much more. Whooptee.com can print just a few or a whole truckload for you! Check out all their product options at www.whooptee.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Then enter below to win one of two Planet Weidknecht WhoopTee Custom T Shirts!
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Disney's FROZEN Trailer Released

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FROZEN opens in theatres everywhere on November 27th!


What We Wore - Throwback Thursday Link Up

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As daughter #3 of 4, I spent many of my elementary school years wearing hand-me-downs from my older sisters. My mom, being very handy with a sewing machine, also added several inches of cotton fabric to the bottom of pants legs so we could wear them longer. My absolute favorite pair of jeans had ruffle of Holly Hobbie fabric and my second favorite had a fabric ruffle with a Budweiser Beer print. Yes, really. My oldest sister always got the new clothes and I remember that being a source of envy for me. A family of six must have been quite a challenge to keep clothed. I learned from my mom to never buy anything unless it's on sale and to shop garage sales and secondhand stores for great deals. Those early lessons of frugality have stayed with me my entire life. I still shop the sale racks at stores and love going garage-saling, although I haven't worn Holly Hobbie jeans in several decades. What was your favorite childhood clothing item?

Ozeri Stainless Steel Earth Pan - Review

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When I head into my kitchen to cook, I rarely think about things like, "How does the manufacturing of my skillet affect the environment?" Luckily, Ozeri thought about all that before I headed into the kitchen. Their Stainless Steel Earth Pan is manufactured with ETERNA, the world's longest-lasting 100% PFOA-free non-stick coating developed in the USA. PFOA is a harmful chemical used in making traditional cookware.
This pan is beautifully constructed of the highest quality 18/8 stainless steel with TriPly construction and a polished mirror exterior. The non-stick coating is fabulous. The other day I made Roasted Veggie Egg Scramble and had no problems with the veggies sticking while I roasted them. Plus, Ozeri made sure I don't need to worry about my eco-friendly pan releasing harmful fumes or toxins.
When I added the eggs, I had no sticky issues when I cracked them into the pan or when I scrambled them. The cooked food slid right out of the pan onto my plate. The handle is very securely attached with three rivets and the handle stays cool even when the cooking temperatures are high.
After cooking, I set the Ozeri Stainless Steel Earth Pan on another burner to cool down before cleaning it. Trying to clean eggs off a skillet is usually a frustrating job. Once I even threw away a pan because the eggs were nearly cemented onto the pan.
I held the Earth Pan under warm running water to get it wet and nearly all of the "skillet leftovers" rinsed right off. Then I added just a small drop of liquid detergent to the middle of the pan and wiped it out with a wet washcloth. There was no scrubbing required, no scratching required, and no rewashing required.
I absolutely LOVE the Ozeri Stainless Steel Earth Pan. In fact, it just might be the best one I've ever used. It certainly cleans up faster and easier than anything else I own. I definitely recommend it. Oh, I almost forgot to mention, it comes with a full warranty!
You can find out more at ozeri.com and purchase yours at Amazon. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
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FREE Wondershare Video Converter Pro

For THREE DAYS ONLY you can download a FREE copy of Wondershare Video Converter Pro. That's a $49.95 value! This offer is valid ONLY from 9/26/13 to 9/28/13. 

Wondershare Video Converter Pro is a powerful video converter for Windows to help you convert videos and extract audio. You can also easily download and convert wonderful web videos like YouTube to iPhone, iPad, iPod and more for enjoyment on the go. The APEXTRANS™ technology means conversion speed is 30X faster than before. It also has batch conversion to convert multiple videos at once, plus it allows you to Save your video with custom profiles and presets to any format with a click. It lets you convert video and audio to one of tons of preset formats optimized to fit Apple devices, Windows Phone 7, Android phones, video game consoles and more. It even has one-click web video download. Video Converter Pro has editing functions, such as split, merge, crop, clip, add special effects, watermark and add subtitles. You can also import and edit subtitle files in .srt, .sst and .ssa formats to make videos more personal. Use the real-time preview to ensure optimal video quality. The included media player lets you play nearly any media file, watch movies instantly and smoothly because it takes up less memory, enjoy media files effortlessly due to an "everything-at-your-fingertips" design, and enjoy the big screen experience like never before. Sounds great, doesn't it? Well it is!


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Zymbol Bracelet - Review

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For thousands of years people have adorned themselves with many kinds of jewelry. The Zymbol line of jewelry for both women and men is truly unique and even multilingual. This Zymbol bracelet is more than just a bracelet because the Zymbol (the shape of the charm) has a message and a meaning decided upon by the gifter.
For example, if you purchase a Zymbol necklace for your spouse, you can demonstrate how to trace out the letters for "I Love You" or "My Best Friend." You could get one for your graduating senior for a message of "Congratulations." Purchase a set of two for newlyweds and show them how to find the letters in the words "Together Forever." 
Give one as a baptism gift with the message "Saved" or "Blessed." Maybe you want one for yourself so you can wear your own personal, inspirational message like "Survivor" or "Believing In Me." The possibilities are endless! Plus, for every Zymbol sold, one is donated to a child in a hospital to provide comfort, love and joy.
The Zymbol Bracelet comes in black, tan or gray. There is a video HERE that shows how to put on this wrap and tuck bracelet. It's a fascinating accessory and every time I wear it, people want me to tell them all about the Zymbol and how it was created by accident.
Download a blank Zymbol worksheet HERE to start tracing out your special messages now. The worksheets are also a great activity for school-age children to practice letter recognition and discovering hidden messages.
Maybe you've seen the Zymbol on Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Melissa Gorga or NFL Pro-Bowl Quarterback Vince Young. It's available as a pendant, a bracelet, a charm, or as earrings. See the entire collection at www.zymbol.net and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Creator Sally says "1,000,000 people could be wearing the exact same symbol but it would mean something different and unique to each of them.”
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How to Find a Real Estate Agent

When looking for a home in a new area, you might not know the reputation of any of the local real estate agencies or their professional staff members. When you need a real estate agent, you want to find someone you can trust who comes with high praise and recommendations.

Working with referral companies in the real estate industry, such as Agent Harvest, you will have a much better idea of who will be working on your behalf to find the home of your dreams at a price you and your family can afford. Of course, you want to have as much faith in your referral agency service as you will ultimately want to have in your realtor, so it is good to find a reputable company that maintains current data and feedback on area agents.

Referral companies use metrics about area real estate agents that include a proven track record of success in finding homes that meet home buyers' and sellers' expectations and price range and an intimate knowledge of your area--or prospective area--and its unique real estate market.

Additional criteria that referral agencies factor include understanding the value of homes and pricing accordingly and excellent communication skills that include being available to clients in returning emails and telephone calls. In a tense time for you and your family, a solid realtor will quickly return your calls and be ready to find answers.

Your realtor will find the fastest means of selling your house and making sure you receive an offer as close to your asking price as possible. Finding that high-selling and savvy realtor is the key to your real estate venture's success, whether you are buying or selling.

A national agency with accurate information on local markets is the best way to find your realtor since you can find out about other markets quite easily. As a company that is only paid by the agent after selling your home, a referral company is highly motivated to find the best real estate agents in your area to find the best since their fee is resting on that contingency.

Your real estate referral company has access to data about local realtors that you won't easily find, if you would be able to find that information at all. Using an expert to find an expert will help expedite the process of selling your home and moving to your new home.

Car Review - Mazda6 i Grand Touring

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20 Reasons I Want the Mazda6 i Grand Touring
1. The sleek, sporty exterior hugs the ground for excellent handling.
2. The all-season tires on 19-inch alloy wheels have 4-wheel disc brakes for safety.
3. It gets great gas mileage - the highway MPG is 40 and the city MPG is 28.
4. The bi-xenon headlights are auto-on and off, plus there are fog lamps and running lights.
5. The ultra-comfortable, highly-adjustable, front bucket seats have a heating feature.
6. It has tons of leg room inside in both front and back, and it seats up to five.
7. There are lots of pockets and cubbyholes for storing books, games, snacks, and drinks.
8. The trunk space is amazingly huge. I could probably fit two bodies in it.
9. It has the proud designation of 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
10. The back seat has a 60/40 fold down split for even more storage.
11. Touchscreen access to Sirius Satellite Radio, USB input, and HD radio with Bose sound.
12. The built-in navigation system is so easy to use.
13. The touchscreen also offers a rear-view backup camera and Bluetooth phone/audio.
14. The car engine starts with the push of a single button. 
15. The key fob provides keyless entry and hides the physical key.
16. It has a power moon roof / sun roof combination.
17. It has heated side mirrors with built-in turn light signals.
18. It's powerful and fast, with front-wheel drive and 184 horsepower.
19. The Skyactiv Technology provides an engine that is quiet, smooth, and efficient.
20. There's a cool baby shark fin on the roof. (You're still paying attention, right?)
I really, really loved driving the Mazda6 i Grand Touring and would love to own one.
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