Lugz Giveaway

Welcome to the Lugz Boots Giveaway

Sponsored by Lugz

Hosted by Life With Kathy

This giveaway is for a pair of Lugz women’s tundra 6-inch boots. The winner will be able to choose the color of their liking. They have three different colors to choose from. You can enter below for your chance to win. It will run til 12/26. Good luck to all!

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Kids’ Holiday Safety Tips

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With the holidays upon us, it can be very easy to get caught up in all the excitement  and forget about staying safe. This is especially true for children. To make sure that things stay merry and bright all season long, here are a few things you both you and your children should keep in mind: 

 

Don’t Mess with the Decorations

 

These days, most holiday lights are cool-to-the-touch LEDs. But, just in case, it’s still a good idea not to encourage too much touching of bulbs and other electrically-powered decor. In fact, the whole “don’t touch” recommendation should probably be applied to all delicate (glass) or dangerous (sharp) decorations, as well as the lights. With younger children, keep any precious decorations up high and out of reach, and leave the unbreakable ornaments to them to add to the bottom of the tree. 

 

Be Careful Around Hot Stoves 

 

This time of year often means that there’s a lot of cooking and baking happening, which usually also means hot stoves and ovens. With young children, it’s best to encourage a general hands-off policy. But with older children, you can use this as an opportunity to teach them how to navigate the kitchen safely (and make precious memories while baking cookies or chopping vegetables together).

 

Keep an Eye Out for Fire Hazards

 

Again, most lighting has become much safer over the years. But there are still opportunities for fire hazards with overloaded electrical outlets, dry trees, and unattended candles or fireplaces. In this case, you could make your children active enforcers, and have them help to keep an eye out for any dangerous electrical or open flame situations.

 

Don’t Forget About Food Allergies

 

At school and social gatherings, children are likely to be tempted by all kinds of sweet treats. If your child has any food allergies–nuts, dairy, etc.–make sure they remember that fact. Remind them of other options that they can have, instead. If their allergy is severe, be sure they always have epinephrine or some other recovery medicine with them, in case they forget.

 

Be Ready for Cold Weather

 

This probably goes without saying. But winter weather is notoriously unpredictable. If your kids go over to a friend’s house or outside to play, they will definitely want to have a jacket or coat with them. But also make sure they bring along an umbrella, scarf, etc. to be ready if snow, rain or a cold wind come out of nowhere. 

 

Keep Track of Where They Are

 

With the many gatherings that come up during the holidays, your older children may have their own to attend without you. To make sure your kids are safe, you can always do an online people search on other parents or neighbors ahead of time, to verify there’s nothing criminal or otherwise troublesome that you need to worry about. Otherwise, you can just make it a policy to have your child call or text so you know where they are and that they’re safe.

 

Not too scary, right? By remembering these simple safety tips, you and your children will be sure to enjoy very happy holidays!

Fuller House Season 4 on DVD

We got Fuller House Season 4 on dvd free in exchange for an honest review

 

When Fuller House was first announced I was so excited that Netflix was bringing back one of my favorite childhood shows.  We are now on season 4 and it just keeps getting better.  They are adding a few new members to the family.

With Stephanie expecting her first child which of course a Kimmy is the surrogate and the other kids getting older there is so much fun.  I love that they have truly stuck with a family friendly show.  It still has everyday problems that they solve together in a way that works for everyone.  Working together and a great big hug can fix any problem.

THE POPULAR NETFLIX COMEDY

FULLER HOUSE:

THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON

COMES TO DVD DECEMBER 17, 2019

FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

Two-Disc Set Features All 13 Season Four Episodes

 

On the fourth season of Fuller House, the Tanners, Fullers and Gibblers are set for more fun adventures and life-changing moments. Steve and D.J. face relationship pressures while they try to recreate the magic they used to have when they were younger. Jackson learns how to drive, begins playing high school sports and attends the prom. Max runs for class president. Kimmy deals with pregnancy cravings and worries her relationship with Stephanie will change once she has Stephanie’s baby. Stephanie questions her ability to be a mom. Danny ponders if retirement was the right call, and Fernando gets a surprise visit from his mother.  It’s an exciting season filled with laughs, surprises and good times that fans won’t want to miss!

Abominable Movie and Plush Review and Giveaway

We got Abominable Movie and Plush free in exchange for an honest review all opinions are our own.

OMG DreamWorks hit it out of the park with the new movie Abominable.  I don’t want to give too much away about this one because it had me intrigued threw the whole movie.  Every time I thought it could not get any cuter something new happened.

We start off with Everest a trapped Yeti who is trying to escape. When he finally gets free he has no idea where he is and how to get around in the world.  He runs into Yi, Jin and Peng who decide to help get him back home.  Not really knowing if Everest is good or bad yet they soon learn that he is one of the best friends they could ever have.

Everest brings them on a journey of a lifetime that one of them really needs to help discover herself and re discover her father.  They run into a lot of trouble with the scientists who are trying to catch him and bring him back to the lab.

This movie has a ton of twist and turns and trying to figure out who is really the good guy and who is really the bad guy is half of the fun.

DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s co-production ABOMINABLE is a magical action-packed adventure for the whole family. Yi, Everest and the gang come home just in time for the holidays on Digital December 3, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray™, DVD and On Demand December 17, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

This Giveaway is open to the 48 states in the U.S.

ABOMINABLE Plush and Movie Giveaway

 

Ad Astra Movie Review

We got Ad Astra digital download free in exchange for an honest review all opinions are my own

Now I have to say this movie moved a little slow for me.  It has some great action and a mystery to solve but there is a lot of talking in between.   If you love a movie that makes you think then this is the one for you.It has some big name actors like Brad Pitt and Tommy lee Jones.

Astronaut Roy McBride Heads into space to help solve the mystery of where is father has been for 30 years.  As he is heading to find out he finds a few other mystery’s like what the space program do not want him to know about what happened to his father.  

 

Thirty years ago, Clifford McBride led a voyage into deep space, but the ship and crew were never heard from again. Now his son — a fearless astronaut — must embark on a daring mission to Neptune to uncover the truth about his missing father and a mysterious power surge that threatens the stability of the universe.

Santa Fake

 

It’s that time of year.  there is nothing I like more then cuddling up with awesome Christmas movies.  This weekend I will be cuddling up with some Hot Coco and Santa Fake

 

ALSO ARRIVING IN SANTA’S SLEIGH
A FILM SOUNDTRACK, EP FROM DAMIAN MCGINTY
& COMPANION CHILDREN’S BOOK

 

SYNOPSIS

A classic Christmas movie full of holiday music, sentimental romance, family-friendly comedy, and colorful holiday spirit, SANTA FAKE brings holiday cheer with top-notch musical numbers and brilliant performances by a delightful cast that will enchant the whole family.

Pat Keeley (Damian McGinty, “Glee;” Celtic Thunder), an undocumented Northern Irish immigrant has made his way to NYC where he is taken in, unwittingly, by a crime boss (John Rhys-Davies). Asked to deliver two mysterious briefcases, naïve Pat in a panic ends up in the wrong destination: Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Santa Fe gives him a home and a job as the shopping mall Santa Claus, allowing him to hide in plain sight from both the authorities and the gangsters he is trying to evade. As Pat gets wrapped up deeper into the spirit of Christmas and his role as Santa Claus, he finds that the phony white beard and big red suit are more than just a handy disguise, but instead his real destiny.

SANTA FAKE features an all-star cast including Damian McGinty (“Glee;” Celtic Thunder), Heather Morris (“Glee”), John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the RingsIndiana Jones), Judd Nelson (“Empire;” The Breakfast ClubSt. Elmo’s Fire), Jeff Fahey (“Lost;” Alita: Battle AngelMachete), Tony Amendola (The Legend of Zorro; “Stargate;” Blow; Annabelle), Gary Farmer (Dead Man; “Longmire;” “The Red Road”), Soledad Saint Hilaire (Real Women Have CurvesOcean’s Thirteen), and Pancho Moler (“Ray Donovan;” “American Horror Story”).

Also on its way in Santa’s sleigh, as companions to the film, are the EP “Songs of SANTA FAKE” by Damian McGinty, “SANTA FAKE: The Movie Soundtrack,” and the children’s picture book: SANTA FAKE: You Are Never Alone at Christmas, which will be available in e-book and print.

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS – Package and Holiday Wrapping Centers

 

I know we have a ton of Spirit Riding Free fans here.  Did you know they have special wrapping paper you can get at wrapping centers?  Come see if you town in on the list and see a new clip from Spirit Riding Free Spirit Of Christmas.

Pick up your Spirit Of Christmas toys and get them wrapped how awesome is that?

 

Holiday Wrapping Carts and Spirit Wrapping Paper

From November 22nd – December 22nd, there will be a Spirit of Christmas-branded gift wrapping station adjacent to the Santa HQ in the following 6 major shopping centers:

  1. New York: Queens Center (90-15 Queens Blvd. Elmhurst, NY 11373)
  2. Los Angeles: Lakewood Center (500 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood, CA 90714)
  3. Chicago: Fashion Outlets of Chicago (5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL 60018)
  4. Philadelphia: Deptford Mall (1750 Deptford Center Road, Deptford, NJ 08096)
  5. Washington DC: Tysons Corner Center (1961 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 105, McLean, VA 22102)
  6. Denver: Flatiron Crossing (One W. Flatiron Circle. Ste. 1083, Broomfielkd, CO 80021)

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the activation window, guests can enjoy complimentary wrapping station services and giveaways of the Spirit-branded wrapping paper (while supplies last) from 11am – 6pm.

Christmas Tree Lot Takeovers and Spirit Tree Ornaments

From  November 29th  – December 25th, Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas will be taking over nearly 100 Christmas Tree lots in select markets with key signage.  On key dates and in select locations, visitors can be treated to on-site giveaways of Spirit-branded ornaments and hot chocolate (while supplies last).  Activations will take place on select Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-5pm.

Specific activation dates and locations to be announced.  Updates will be provided as they become available.

The activation markets are as follows:

  1. New York (14 locations)
  2. Boston (11 locations)
  3. Philadelphia (11 locations)
  4. Los Angeles (12 locations)
  5. Chicago (13 locations)
  6. Dallas – Fort Worth (10 locations)
  7. Washington DC (17 locations)

Spirit Riding Free Spirit Of Christmas DreamWorks Preview Clips

We got this beautiful present from DreamWorks  Spirit Riding Free All opinions on this post are our own

 

Spirit Riding Free Spirit Of Christmas is on Netflix today December 6th. Come see all the Christmas fun Spirit and the gang have.

 

 

In DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas, Lucky and her friends embark on a Christmas Eve adventure into the city to find the perfect gift, but their return to Miradero for holiday festivities is ruined when an avalanche derails their plans. In the midst of chaos, the PALs meet their favorite singer Sally Jessup whose honest, heartening music gives hope and strength to the stranded train passengers as they try to make their way home.

Katherine McNamara (ArrowShadowhunters) joins the cast of the holiday special as singing sensation, Sally Jessup in a heartfelt performance featuring original holiday songs.

Check out three exciting clips from DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas below!

 

 

 

Ready Or Not Movie Review

We got Ready Or Not free in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  This is not a movie for the kids.

As most people know from the previews this is a Mystery/Thriller movie.  What the previews did not tell you is just how funny this movie is too.  I was on the edge of my seat and laughing at the same time for this whole movie.

Grace is getting married.  She is so excited to be getting married to the man of her dreams he is rich handsome, and she will finally be getting the family she has always wanted.    After her wedding day it is a family tradition to play a game on her wedding night with the whole family.  The family money comes from games so while she does not really understand she is still a little excited to be included.  When it comes time to play the game she picks a card and of course it has to be the one card you don’t want.

When the family hunt begins Grace has to use everything she knows to help get her out alive.

As Grace is trying to survive we get a few surprise on who is actually on her side and who is not.  This movie has a ton of twists and turns and a whole lot of comedy that you are going to love.

Getting Healthy Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

We’ve all heard the news, we should be eating healthier and getting active, looking after our bodies, hearts and minds and ensuring that we don’t put any unnecessary stress on our muscles, bones and joints through overeating or indulging too heavily in calorie ridden drinks. 

While getting healthier is always easier said than done, particularly as people seem busier than ever before, meaning there is less and less time to dedicate to getting fit. Another key aspect in why many people struggle to obtain a healthy lifestyle comes from the smaller budgets we have now, with the economy in western worlds struggling and wages stricter than ever before. 

Luckily for us, getting healthy doesn’t have to cost the earth, especially when you shop smart! We’ve put together the following advise to help you make informed decisions that save your waistline without hurting your wallet in the process;

Stop Purchasing Expensive Equipment

It’s the oldest excuse in the book, I can’t do X without Y. Of course, in some circumstances, it’s the absolute truth, you wouldn’t send a roofer to a job without a hammer, but exercise doesn’t have those restrictions. Anyone can jog, jump, hop and skip on the spot with no equipment required and you shouldn’t let anyone convince you otherwise. If you are wanting to start exercising but the idea of a run doesn’t take your fancy, check out a set home workout that covers stretches and details the types of exercises that cater to certain muscle groups. 

Think exercise equipment is going to be your motivating factor? Avoid shelling out on brand new and potentially expensive equipment, instead look at second-hand equipment such as professional used gym equipment, refurbished treadmills and brand new equipment that no doubt ends up in your local charity shops. 

Eating Healthy Does Not Mean Eating Bland

Another poor excuse for getting healthy or eating better; “I just think healthy food tastes bland” is the mantra of someone that hasn’t really tried to cook healthier instead settled for a boring grilled chicken and portion of tasteless boiled vegetables. You can eat healthy and still enjoy every last bite of your delicious meal without feeling guilty! Look to websites like bbcgoodfood.com and foodnetwork.com who offer a library of recipes categorised as “Quick and Healthy”, “Cheap and Healthy” and even by the number of calories in a single portion. 

When combined with a quality recipe app that allows you to import recipes from across the web, you can generate shopping lists with all the ingredients you need to cook all your meals, making it easy to find cheaper, store-brand ingredients and reducing the amount of food waste. 

Swap a Personal Trainer with An Accountability Friend

Personal trainers are a great way to start a good habit and remain accountable however, they aren’t usually included in gym memberships (which are already an expensive investment!). Rather than shell out even more per month, find a friend that is also looking to change up their lifestyle habits or join a social media group for people looking to do the same and find yourself an accountability partner. 

An accountability partner is someone you check in with once a week to make sure you have both completed your individual healthy lifestyle agendas, whether this means working out a certain number of times a week, enjoying a healthy meal every evening or ensuring you haven’t fallen off the hurdle and turned back to snacking. It’s a great way to get support when you are struggling with making changes and have someone to talk, vent or celebrate with when things are or aren’t going to plan. 

 

Getting healthy doesn’t mean a boring life, simply adding a few good habits that improve your diet and keep you active, both mentally and physically. Start your healthy journey today and look forward to feeling better in yourself and your appearance!