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I am so excited to say we have a new family member Apple.  Apple will be my sons service dog and my son could not be more excited.  One thing we always worry about is Apple getting out and her tags falling off.  We might never find her.  I know what people always say when they are trained right that will never happen.  This is wrong no matter how much training they have, they are still animals the unexpected can always happy.  Then Personalized Cart got ahold of me and I found the perfect solution.

This personalized collar is not only cute its perfect if she ever goes missing.  My home number and her name are engraved right on the collar.  Even if her ID tags fall off which I have seen happen to other dogs her info is right on the collar.

I love that they even had a matching leash to go with the collar.  As you can see Apples Mommy Willow is modeling the leash and collar.  Apple is only 8 weeks so she has to grow into the collar.  It is also adjustable so it can grow with her.  We love how the red checkered looks against the dark black fur she just looks fantastic.

Personalized Cart has a wide range of gifts for anyone in your life.  There is nothing like a great personalized gift for the someone special in your life.  If you are looking for the perfect gift this year make sure to check them out.  They have quick shipping, reasonable prices, and their pieces are beautiful and high quality.  I will definitely be shopping here in the future.

 

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EARLY MAN Movie Claymation kit #Giveaway

I was so excited when these showed up.  Not only did i get a great movie for me and little guy we also got a fun project to do together. This was a fun movie about DUG and his best friend Hognog as they try to unit the early caveman tribes.  This was funny and entertaining to watch.   The Claymation kit was fun for me.  My son kind did his own thing with the clay , but that’s the beauty of it they can do anything their imagination can come up with. With the help of a smart phone it can become your very own Claymation movie.   If you are looking for a whole day of fun then this is a perfect way to go.  Play all day with the kit then relax with a great family movie at night.

Star-Studded Animated Comedy for the Entire Family!

The Hilarious Tale Rolls onto Digital on May 15 and 

Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on May 22 from Lionsgate®

SANTA MONICA, CA (April 17, 2018) – Meet the team that rocked the Stone Age when Early Man arrives on Digital May 15 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand on May 22 from Lionsgate. From Aardman, the award-winning tribe that brought you Wallace & GromitChicken Run, and Shaun the Sheep Movie, this prehistoric romp tells the epic story of Dug the caveman and his goofy friends who challenge invaders to a game of soccer in order to win back their home. Perfect for the young and young-at-heart alike, the cheerful tale told in charming, well-crafted claymation is Certified Fresh™ on Rotten Tomatoes and is full of “abundant delights” (Ella Taylor, NPR). Starring in the film are Oscar®-winner Eddie Redmayne (Best Actor, The Theory of Everything, 2014; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Tom Hiddleston (Thor: RagnarokKong: Skull Island), Maisie Williams (TV’s “Game of Thrones”), as well as Timothy Spall (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetHarry Potter Franchise).

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the Earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend, Hognob, as they unite their tribe against a mighty enemy — Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City — to save their home.

The animated world of Early Man has extensive special features including never-before-seen featurettes that reveal the love, passion, hard work, and magic that goes into creating an Aardman Studios animated film. Early Man will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $29.99, respectively.

 

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Before the Beginning of Time: Creating Early Man” Featurette
  • “Nick Park: Massaging the Funny” Featurette
  • “The Valley Meets the Bronze” Featurette
  • “Hanging at Aardman Studios: A Workshop Exploration” Featurette

For Artwork: www.lionsgatepublicity.com/home-entertainment/earlyman/

Trailer: https://youtu.be/T2w0YiwKqBU

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earlymanmovie/

Instagram: @earlymanmovie

Twitter: @earlymanmovie

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2017

Title Copyright: Early Man © 2018 Studiocanal S.A.S. and The British Film Institute. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: PG for Rude Humor and Some Action

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 89 minutes

BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen 2.39:1 Presentation

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation

BD Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English Descriptive Audio

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English Descriptive Audio

     

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EARLY MAN Movie Claymation kit

 

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Solo: A Star Wars Story giveaway

Han Solo is an important part of the Star Wars story, so it is about time he got his own film! To help celebrate its release, The Hopping Bloggers have come together to bring our readers a Solo: A Star Wars Story prize pack worth over $120!

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4 Easy Ways to make your Kids more Active

In this day and age, it can seem like a challenge to keep your kids away from their screens. As a matter of fact, it has been estimated that only one out of three American children spend time on physical activity every day. But many times, parents are at fault for not instilling the love of physical in their kids at an early stage. The sooner you get them to enjoy physical activity, the greater the chances they’ll develop into active young adults. Here are some simple tips you can use to make your kids more active.

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Be Active Yourself

The best way to get active is to be a good role model and lead by example. Kids naturally want to emulate their parents and be more like adults, so if they see you being active and enjoying the benefits of an active life, they will want to join in. Try to constantly talk about the benefits of exercise so they might be intrigued and see it as a positive thing.

Make it Fun

Physical activity doesn’t always have to be about exercise. If you can, try to make your home more conducive to fun physical activities. A backyard pool is a great way to get them into swimming, and swimming is one of the best physical activities you can partake in. You could also go to a site like Trampolinify.Com and learn how to find an affordable trampoline that you can add to your backyard. Most children love trampolines, so you know it will be put to good use. And not only that, but trampolining can be deceptively demanding and a great way to improve overall fitness. Any way that you can associate fun with physical activity will increase the chances of them voluntarily being more active.

Listen to them

Also, you should listen to your child and find out what he enjoys. Maybe he wants to grow up to be a professional basketball player. That would be a great opportunity to add a basketball net to your driveway or even get them to join a league. But make sure that they actually want to join since they might lose interest and actually come to resent the sport if you push them too hard.

Limit Screen Time

This one can be a little more delicate. If your child has already formed an addiction to screens, then getting them to unplug might be a challenge. However, by taking baby steps, you can reduce their dependence. You can start by instilling rules like no screens during dinner. Or hold a family game night every week where everybody unplugs from their devices. This way, they won’t associate time away from their devices as punishment and you’ll also be able to form a much closer bond as well.

Conclusion

With these few simple tips, getting your child to be active should be a breeze. Just remember to start early and try to make it as fun as possible if you want them to make it a habit.

Secrets of a successful website

Anyone and everyone can make a website if they so choose, but not all are considered successful. A successful website is one that attracts many visitors, possibly creating sponsor revenue, and, if you are a business, it is one that converts those visits into sales, or clients.

Looking good

An attractive, professional site will give visitors confidence in your product from the outset.  Your site can be vibrant, if that reflects your business, but don’t go overboard by opting for clashing colours and thinking you need outlandish designs. Before you design your site, take a look at other successful sites and businesses for inspiration.

 

Clear content

Potential customers want to know certain things from the beginning: what you can offer , why they should choose you over your competitors, and what it is going to cost. Ensure your page is user-friendly so that visitors can see exactly what you offer and what they need to click to get the precise information they are looking for. Concise content is always preferable to hyperbole, so keep unnecessarily complicated descriptions off your site. One example of a completely stripped-back website is Lolhit.com which presents visitors with a joke when they click on a big red button. The concept is simple, yet effective.

 

Great images

Pictures can be attention grabbing, and clear, interesting images keep site visitors interested and will draw their attention to your content. It is important that you don’t infringe any copyright laws so use your own images, edited to the best quality for web pages, or use sites such as Pixabay.com that allow you to download and use images for free.

 

Know your audience

This applies to all content and images used on your website. Consider whether your audience will be drawn to a more casual approach with witty writing and imagery, or if your product or business requires a much more professional writing style.

 

Switch it up

Keeping content fresh with regular blogs means that visitors will want to return to your site to see what’s new. Your static content can benefit from updates too every so often as this can push up your ranking in google searches.

 

Search Engine Optimisation

Also known as SEO, search engine optimisation is what gets your site to the front of the queue when people conduct online searches. Including keywords in your content is a wonderful way to improve your ranking and each page should contain several instances of a key word of phrase applicable to your business that people are most likely to search for. For example, if you sell clothing, you can assume that potential customers will search using the phrase “cheap fashion”, or “cheap dresses”, or even, “dresses for weddings”. There was a time when website creators would simply create hidden pages upon pages of just keywords, but Google soon put a stop to that, so be careful not to overdo keyword usage in your content.

 

Regular updates and attention to your website can reap fantastic rewards.

Ultimate tips for safeguarding your Brazilian hair

You’ve just bought a new Brazilian wig or a bundle of hair extensions from a site like Hot Brazilian Hair. Normally, you would love for it to look as good as possible and to last for a long time. If the product starts shedding, we are quick to judge the manufacturer blaming quality of the product. However, we need to consider that it may also be due to our negligence.

All these hair items are prone to damage. In most cases, the damage done depends on how we took care of it. If you want your wig to last longer, you should follow these instructions.

 

Proper daily care

 

Wigs and hair extensions require constant care each and every day. Prior to putting them, make sure to detangle it by using your finger. Whenever you comb it, make sure to do it slowly as you don’t want to shed hairs. Like with real hair, it’s necessary to brush it from the top to bottom.

 

Hair washing

 

Similar tricks work when you’re washing hair. Again, you need to start by properly detangling the product and again, you need to be very gentle. Weaves should never be rubbed against each other. In that sense, Brazilian wigs and extensions are different from your own hair. Oil deposits are constantly being created on the top of your head. They can easily damage the extensions and in worst case scenario, they may even cause an infection. Because of that it’s necessary to wash your hair regularly.

 

Be careful with tools

 

People may go overboard when it comes to styling. Have in mind that by simply having extensions, you have the wanted style; there is no need to combine it or to try new things. Even though you’re able to dry them and use various tools, you shouldn’t actually do that. Hair extensions are very similar to real hair and they take damage from the same sources. Using a hair iron may seem cool and may revamp your extensions but it will also cause extensive, irreversible damage.

 

Use natural products

 

If you’re washing hair extensions, make sure to use natural products. Anything that has too many chemicals can be counterproductive so make sure to shy away from such items. Instead, try going for natural solutions as well as products on a natural basis.

 

Make sure to properly wash

 

When washing your extensions, you will have to use conditioner first and shampoo afterwards. Also, whenever using products (even if they’re natural) make sure to rinse them properly.

 

Additional tips

 

 

  • Washing and conditioning is something you need to do all the time
  • Do not be too fancy wish your hair; there is no need to rub it or twist it
  • Detangling is a must
  • It’s much better if you’re able to dry your hair naturally, without using a hairdryer
  • Too much sun can cause damage
  • Make sure to brush your Brazilian wig and extensions downwards as you would with real hair
  • Don’t forget to comb curly hair lace closure with your fingers

 

  • If in doubt, always check things with your stylist, hairdresser or anyone who knows better

 

There is a good reason why these products are so popular: they allow us to have hair from our dreams. Even though these bundles are not that expensive and you’re able to buy them on a constant basis, there is no need to lose money on them. In other words, there is no need to ruin your wig before it has run its course. By properly maintaining your products they will last longer, you will have more fun with them and ultimately, you will be more stylish.

Black Panther Movie Out May 15th #BlackPanther

I have to admit I did not know if I would like Black Panther.  This charter is new to me.  I of course had seen him a few times but really did not understand his origins.  I loved that this movie went into the history.  We get to find out how the Black Panther came to be and why.  This is a must for me to love a character.  The movie was action packed and fantastic.  I am so excited that I now have this one in my collection.

Black Panther

Black Panther was an action-packed movie from beginning to end.  It really told the story and keep me sucked in to what would happen next.

10 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT MARVEL STUDIOS’ BLACK PANTHER

To celebrate the in-home release of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, we’ve uncovered 10 stellar secrets from the making of the epic super hero saga. The mighty new Marvel movie is released Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere on May 8 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand onMay 15. Wakanda forever!

SUPER HERO SECRET #1

THE COMIC BOOKS WERE A HUGE INSPIRATION FOR THE FILMMAKERS

When it comes to the inspiration behind the story of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, director and co-writer Ryan Coogler admits that he delved deep into the history of the acclaimed Marvel comic book series. “We pulled from all of the comics,” Coogler explains. “When you watch our film, you will probably see something from every writer that has touched T’Challa’s character in the Black Panther comics. Everything from Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s initial runs through to Don McGregor, Christopher Priest, Jonathan Hickman and Brian Stelfreeze. We grabbed from it all. Each writer left their own mark, so Agent Ross [played by Martin Freeman in the movie] came from Christopher Priest’s run and the character of Shuri came from Reginald Hudlin’s run. Each run left something for us to pull from, but we pulled from absolutely all of them.”

 

SUPERHERO SECRET #2

THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL ON SET WAS MIND-BLOWING FOR THE ACTORS

“It was incredible to walk on to the Wakandan sets,” enthuses Danai Gurira, who plays Okoye in the movie. “Our production designer, Hannah Beachler, was amazing. I remember walking into the Tribal Council room and thinking, ‘This room is stunning.’ The floors were see-through. There were massive, beautifulpanther statues. The throne was very African. The entire décor was very African. It was an amazing experience, which was very rich for my character because I stood there and I thought, ‘This is like nothing else on the planet and it’s my character’s job to protect it.’ Hannah pulled from lots of awesome traditional African esthetics. You don’t get to see it in the movie, but she also designed T’Challa’s office, which was another amazing room on set. We shot some scenes in there, which were left out of the movie – but the office was constructed and it looked amazing.”

SUPER HERO SECRET #3

THE PRODUCTION TEAM TOOK A TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA TO RESEARCH THE MOVIE

“We took a really important trip to South Africa to do a ton of research for Black Panther,” reveals production designer Hannah Beachler. “We went up and down the country, which helped immensely when we started to create the sets. It was incredible to see all the colors, the textiles and the way things were built. In the end, we shot a lot of plates and second unit footage in South Africa. We shot footage in Uganda, which was used to show the farm land and open space of Wakanda. It was beautiful. We also shot at Victoria Falls in Zambia. When the fighters come flying through the falls and get to the challenge pool; that flight through the falls is Victoria Falls. But when you get to the challenge pool, what you see behind them is a bit of Iguazu Falls, which is in South America. We smashed the two together because we wanted a horizon.”

SUPER HERO SECRET #4

SEBASTIAN STAN WAS ONLY ON THE BLACK PANTHER SET FOR ONE DAY

“The tag scene with Bucky [played by Sebastian Stan] at the end of the movie came as a wonderful surprise to me,” explains Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri inBlack Panther. “I was so happy when I read about it. Props to Ryan [Coogler] for adding it to the movie. This scene was shot quite late in the production, but I really enjoyed it. It was a beautiful day on set and I thought it was a great way for us to find out where Bucky had been hiding in Wakanda. We shot the scene in a forest area somewhere in Atlanta, but it only took a day. Sebastian was really great to work with. He’s a good chap.”

SUPER HERO SECRET #5

THE IN-HOME RELEASE IS PACKED WITH DELETED SCENES AND OUTTAKES

Marvel fans can delve deeper into the wondrous world of Wakanda with the exclusive bonus features packaged with the in-home release of the movie. Not only are there behind-the-scenes featurettes and never-before-seen outtakes, but there are also a number of deleted scenes. “There are a couple of scenes with Okoye and W’Kabi [played by Daniel Kaluuya] that I would love people to see,” explains Danai Gurira. “There’s a scene between Okoye and W’Kabi, which takes place after Killmonger tells us what he’s going to do with the kingdom. Okoye is very disturbed by her man seeming to positively respond to Killmonger. There’s also a scene where W’Kabi and Okoye go head-to-head. Okoye pushes W’Kabi to a place where all the rage he had towards T’Challa comes out. I hope some of those moments end up in the deleted scenes.”

SUPER HERO SECRET #6

LUPITA NYONG’O HAD TO LEARN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES FOR THE MOVIE

“The African language that we speak in the movie is Xhosa, which is a Bantu language from South Africa,” reveals Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Nakia in BlackPanther. “It has the clicks which my native tongue does not have, so I had to learn it for the movie. I worked very closely with a dialect coach to get it right. I also speak Korean in the film, which was a doozy. A week before we shot the scenes in South Korea, they finalized exactly what Nakia was going to say, so all week I kept practicing the lines over and over again. However, I slipped up from time to time. At one point, the Korean extras laughed because they told me I’d said something about a barbecue by mistake – but we got there in the end.”

SUPER HERO SECRET #7

LETITIA WRIGHT DISCOVERED SHE’D WON HER ROLE IN A RATHER UNUSUAL PLACE

“The audition process was really interesting,” admits Letitia Wright. “I sent over two tapes from London and I didn’t think anything would happen – but then I got a call asking me to fly out to Los Angeles for a screen test. That’s where I met Ryan [Coogler] and Chadwick [Boseman, who plays T’Challa]. Thankfully, we had an immediate connection. I went home and I didn’t hear anything for a couple of weeks – but then I was called back for another screen test. This time, I flew to Atlanta and they put braids in my hair – and I knew I just had to have fun with the audition. I remember thinking, ‘Man, if this happens, it will be very special for me.’ A couple of weeks later, I found out they wanted me for the role of Shuri. I was standing at a bus stop in London when the call came through. I went crazy! I was screaming at the bus stop! I was overjoyed to be part of this epic movie.”

SUPER HERO SECRET #8

CAST MEMBERS HAD TO TACKLE A GRUELING SIX-WEEK BOOT CAMP

Before the cameras started to roll on Black Panther, cast members flew out to Atlanta to prepare for the movie’s awe-inspiring action sequences. “The boot camp lasted six weeks,” reveals Danai Gurira. “It was really helpful to get athletically conditioned for the film shoot, although we also got into the specifics of the movements of our characters. We learned fight choreography, as well as different techniques of how our character was going to move on set. It was intense, but I learned a lot. Okoye is the general of the army and the head of the Dora Milaje, so the way she fights is very traditional. Her movement with the war spear comes from very ancient movements of the nation. It was really interesting to learn.”

SUPER HERO SECRET #9

THERE WERE RAP BATTLES BETWEEN THE ACTORS ON SET

An exclusive gag reel has been created for the in-home release, which is packed with comedy bloopers and slapstick slip-ups from the set of the movie. “There were a lot of funny moments during the filming of Black Panther,” recalls Letitia Wright. “Even though the shoot was a lot of hard work and there were some incredibly physical scenes, we always found moments to have fun. We had rap battles in between takes, or we organized dinners and bowling sessions. There was a day where we did a Get Out challenge, because we had [Get Out star] Daniel Kaluuya working with us. Who won the rap battles? To be perfectly honest, I think I was the best. I was up against a lot of people, but their rapping skills were terrible.”

SUPER HERO SECRET #10

LOOK CLOSELY AT THE MOVIE’S KIMOYO BEADS FOR HIDDEN QUALITIES

Hannah Beachler admits she had a ton of fun working on the high-tech gadgets for the movie. “The Kimoyo beads are my favorite,” the production designer admits. “I really pushed the design on them because I knew the beads needed to be something really cool. The Kimoyo beads were originally introduced in the Black Panther comics – but Ryan [Coogler] loved the idea of using them for communicating in the movie. If you look closely at the beads, you’ll see there’s a prime bead, which is given to you when you’re born in Wakanda. There is a little peak on the prime bead, which makes it stand out from the others. All the beads’ symbols light up, but the prime bead lights up completely. A Nigerian language – nsibidi – is used for the symbols on the beads. You’ll also see nsibidi writing on columns of some of the iconic buildings in Wakanda, too.”

We got this movie in exchange for an honest review all opinions are my own.

Fobbles Portable Fog & Bubble Machine Giveaway

Fobbles Portable Fog & Bubble Machine Giveaway! Mega Family Fun Made Easy ~ Ends 6/17 @fogbubbles @SMGurusNetwork

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Tips For Painting Your Home

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One of the easiest ways to upgrade your home is to give it a fresh coat of paint. However, while painting your home may seem like a simple task, it is easy for mistakes to be made. After all, we don’t have professional painters for no reason. So with that in mind, read on to discover some beneficial tips that will help you when painting your home.

 

Sand trim

 

In between coats of paint, you should sand trim to achieve a smooth finish. One coat of paint is not typically enough to hide the seam on the trim and the underlying color. Plus, if you do not sand the surface in between each coat of paint, you may find that the final result is grainy. Therefore, to achieve that desirable ultra smooth finish, you should sand the trim before you apply your next coat of paint.

 

Look into the different effects that are available

 

Nowadays, you can get so many different colors and types of paint that will give your home a new look. You can see a prime example of this at Faux Masters Studio. At this studio, they use paint with decorative effects to create a stunning and unique finish. These paints are designed to replicate the look of natural elements,  including textured sand, sandstone, gems, and woodgrain.

 

Roll paint along the edges

 

When you are painting your home, it is important to achieve a consistent texture and you can do this by roll painting along the edges. If you paint areas next to the trim and corners with a brush then they are going to have a texture that is noticeably different when compared with the paint that surrounds it. To make sure that you have a consistent texture in these areas, you should brush on the paint but then you need to immediately roll it before the paint dries.

 

Clean dirty surfaces before painting

 

Last but not least, this is arguably the most important tip of them all. Because if you paint over surfaces that are oily and dirty, then the paint will easily peel or chip off. Therefore, before you start painting, you should clean all areas that are grimy with a heavy duty cleaner or a de-glosser, which are intended for pre-paint cleaning specifically.

 

So there you have it, some must-read tips for anyone that is going to do a bit of painting in their home. While painting may seem like an easy task, there are actually many different things that can go wrong if you are not prepared and do not use the correct tools or techniques. Hopefully, though, you now have everything you need to do an amazing job.

TULLY Mother’s Day #tully

 

Are you wondering what to do for Mothers Day?  How about a fun movie about the struggles of motherhood.  Tully is a fantastic move that is not only funny , but may just give you another outlook on your life.  Life as a parent can be hard, but how we look on what happens can make all the difference. Take a break this Mothers day grab a little pop corn , sit back and relax.

 

In Theaters May 4, 2018

Director:         Jason Reitman (“Juno,” “Up in the Air,” “Young Adult”)

Written by:     Diablo Cody (“Juno,” “Young Adult”)

Starring:         Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, and Ron Livingston

A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).

Tully

Running Time: 94 Minutes

Rating: R

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A huge thank you to the reps that sent me a fantastic Tully Mothers Day Box.  Any mom can use a little relaxation and this will do the trick.

Tully

 

Product included:

   

  • Sleeping mask
  • Pillow spray
  • Ear plugs
  • Diffuser
  • Essential oil for diffuser
  • Face mask