SOS Hydration Products Giveaway

 

 

 

Dehydration is the number one cause of fatigue and exhaustion, affecting everyone from athletes to busy professionals. The problem with staying hydrated is that it can be difficult to do so when you’re on the go.  Dehydration leads to headaches, poor sleep, illness, fatigue, poor performance and low concentration.

 

Using the best in medical and sports science, SOS was engineered by a leading doctor, two former elite athletes, and a retired military medical officer with the purpose of combating dehydration to improve overall human performance.
 
 

 

 

SOS Hydration Partners with ViacomCBS to Launch PAW Patrol® Line of Kids’ Healthy Hydration Beverages Ahead of September ‘National Family Hydration Awareness Month’

 

PAWsome new character-laden line of low sugar, better-for-you  kids’ hydration drink mixes now exclusively available  on shelves at Walmart stores nationwide and at Walmart.com; Hydration Awareness month initiative to educate and motivate around the abundant health benefits of proper hydration.

 

SOS Hydration, makers of science-based, research-proven and best-in-class family hydration drink products, today announced its partnership with leading global entertainment company ViacomCBS to license character images from the hit animated preschool series, PAW Patrol®, produced by Spin Master Entertainment and airing on Nickelodeon, for labeling on its new SOS Kids line. Commencing September 2021, children across America can enjoy SOS Hydration’s healthier and more effective alternative to the mass-market sugary drinks targeted to children. The company’s new child–specific, low sugar electrolyte drink mix formula—SOS Kids, featuring PAW Patrol—is now available online at www.SOSKidsHydration.com,  Walmart.com and, this September, will be exclusively available on shelves in every Walmart store throughout the United States. This coincides with SOS Hydration’s first annual “National Family Hydration Awareness Month” initiative is set to kick off this September, during which the public is invited to learn about the physical, cognitive and emotional benefits of pre-hydrating to avoid becoming dehydrated.

 

“As a dad of two young girls I wanted a better-for-you lunch box alternative to the high sugar, unhealthy beverages marketed at children…plus I understand the power of PAW Patrol, ” said James Mayo, Co-Founder and CEO of SOS Hydration. “My girls love the pups and I love what they stand for. With our company having formulated the first kids-specific electrolyte, vitamin and mineral drink, my wife and I felt the PAW Patrol franchise was a perfect partner since their values mirror our own. The pups now grace the packaging of our SOS Kids line that not only tastes great, but also gives children that boost of hydration—all without the artificial ‘nasties’ and high sugar content of other so-called solutions on the market.”

 

The PAW Patrol pups serve as good role models for children, and this certainly includes making healthier drink choices” said Priya Mukhedkar, Senior Vice President, Packaged Goods, ViacomCBS Consumer Products. “We ’re proud to see the pups featured on SOS Kids hydration products, designed to help America’s youth reap the benefits of a tasty drink they’ll actually enjoy while providing critical hydration that’ll help them stay focused, alert and energized to power through their day. SOS allows families to ‘follow the science’ when it comes to choosing a drink, be it for themselves or their children since families that hydrate together are sure to have more sustained fun for together.”

 

SOS Kids was specially-formulated for daily hydration by SOS Hydration Co-Founder and board certified Internal Medicine physician Dr. Blanca Lizaola-Mayo to help keep children optimally hydrated, and actually avoid becoming dehydrated in the first place—a condition that compromises the body and mind in a variety of ways. SOS Kids has only three grams of sugar; is boosted with Vitamins A and C, minerals Zinc and Magnesium; and contains no artificial additives—all designed to keep kids ahead of their hydration needs so they can perform better and get more from their days. “The first sign of thirst means you are dehydrated,” notes Dr. Lizaola-Mayo. “SOS helps the body absorb water two to three times faster than drinking water alone and provides a better alternative for children over juices, powders and other sports drinks laden with unnecessary sugar, calories, carbohydrates and additives.”

 

Mayo added, “SOS Kids is a valuable addition to our popular adult hydration line that is based off independent and 3rd party research for maximum advocacy,” Mayo said. “We’ve also put our product formulas up for independent research so that we can base our claims on fact rather than self-promotional rhetoric. One need only review the ‘How does SOS Compare’ page of our web site to appreciate the comprehensive suite of reasons putting our formula in a scientific league of its own. We want consumers to fully vet us against our competitors as well as published scientific standards so they can truly understand appreciate what sets up apart and makes our product worthy of their hard-earned dollars.”

 

To learn more about the science of hydration, and see the full line of SOS Hydration products for both adults and children—including SOS Kids featuring PAW Patrol—visit www.SOSKidsHydration.com.

 

About ViacomCBS Consumer Products

ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) oversees all licensing and merchandising for ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, VCP’s portfolio includes a diverse slate of brands and content from BET, CBS (including CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution), Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Showtime. With properties spanning animation, live-action, preschool, youth and adult, VCP is committed to creating the highest quality product for some of the world’s most beloved, iconic franchises. Additionally, VCP oversees the online direct-to-consumer business for CBS and Showtime programming merchandise, as well as standalone branded ecommerce websites for Star Trek, SpongeBob, South Park, and MTV.

 

About Spin Master

Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY) is a leading global children’s entertainment company creating exceptional play experiences through a diverse portfolio of innovative toys, entertainment franchises and digital games. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands PAW Patrol®, Bakugan®, Kinetic Sand®, Air Hogs®, Hatchimals®, Rubik’s Cube® and GUND®, and is the toy licensee for other popular properties.  Spin Master Entertainment creates and produces compelling multiplatform content, stories and endearing characters through its in-house studio and partnerships with outside creators, including the preschool success PAW Patrol and nine other original shows along with multiple short-form series, which are distributed in more than 190 countries. The Company has an established digital presence anchored by the Toca Boca® and Sago Mini® brands, which combined have more than 50 million monthly active users. With close to 2,000 employees in 28 offices globally, Spin Master distributes products in more than 100 countries. For more information visit spinmaster.com or follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @spinmaster.

 

About SOS Hydration SOS Hydration is a science and research-backed electrolyte drink for both adults and children that is based on proven sports and medical findings to help the body absorb water two to three times faster than drinking water, alone. The brand’s corporate mission is to drive the hydration education though facts and apt formulations rather than marketing spin and hype. NBA great and former Olympian Charles Smith is actively involved with the company, and Kevin Harrington—famed sales and marketing guru and original Shark Tank member—recently joined the SOS team as an investor and advisor. SOS has also partnered with Global Empowerment Mission and Bethany Frankel’s BStrong Foundation on philanthropic endeavors. SOS Hydration is founded by former quarter mile runner, former British Mile Champion and former Army officer James Mayo who serves as company CEO; Blanca Lizaola M.D, a board certified Internal medicine physician finalizing a fellowship in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology; and former national middle distance runner Tom Mayo. Learn more and get hydrated at www.SOSHydration.com.

 

** This press release may contain “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the goals, beliefs, plans or current expectations of SOS Hydration, taking into account the information currently available to our management. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact.

 



GIVEAWAY

a Rafflecopter giveaway

One winner will receive the follow SOS Hydration Products: the Kids Variety Packthe adult sample pack, and a water bottle.  (RV $25.99)SOS HydrationSOS HydrationSee below for terms and conditions. Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 10.2.21

All entries will be verified—only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Any person who has won an award (or whose household has won a prize) in any promotion sponsored by the Sponsor in the thirty (30) days before this contest start date is not eligible to win a prize in this contest. Entrants who have created social accounts purely to enter Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. Void where prohibited by law. One person entering per household, please. Chatty Patty’s Place and Tabbys Pantry are not responsible for the shipment of the prize.

 

Home Building: 4 Tips For Treatments

 

Building a new home is an exciting experience. You get to finally live in your dream house, and it’s one that you helped design. So you know exactly what you’re getting. However, there are some things about the process of building a new home that might not be as fun. For example, there are decisions to make about treatments for the exterior of your house. Should they be painted or stained? What color should they be? 

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

Are You An Outdoor Or Indoor Person? 

Choose the exterior treatment based on how you will use your house. If you plan to be out in the sun a lot, it might not be best to choose stained wood because stains are glossy and could reflect sunlight into your eyes. On the other hand, painted exteriors can weather well. So painting might be better if you spend most of your time indoors but want an outdoor space for entertainment or gardening work. Additionally, paint is easier to clean than stain. Wood that has been sealed with polyurethane also resists water damage much more effectively than unstained wood does. Stains do have their advantages. They tend to look richer and bring out natural figures in the grain of certain woods like cedar while also giving them some color.

Plan Ahead 

After choosing your exterior treatment, you need to decide how much paint or other material will be used on the job. This is often determined by which type of construction process was chosen for building a new house. Stick-built versus modular homes or site-built houses with a frame and siding versus one constructed from concrete blocks. These processes use different amounts of materials in their construction methods, so it’s important to think about what kind you want beforehand if cost isn’t too big an issue. If deciding between two types of exterior treatments like stain and paint, plan ahead. Stains might require more coats than paints before the color reaches its full opacity level. On average, expect three coats of water-based latex paint or two coats of oil-based paint. Remember to treat all your wood exterior with a treatment, like Nisus, for pests and termites. 

Budget Well

Consider the price difference between stains and paints before deciding on an exterior treatment for your new house, but don’t let cost be the only factor you consider. Stains are more expensive to apply than paint is. If choosing between these treatments at this stage of planning, think carefully. Future costs associated with stain maintenance will likely add up quickly compared to just painting your home instead. You can save some money by choosing a paint treatment that comes with an anti-graffiti additive. Still, this option is more expensive to purchase in the first place.

Fit In Or Stand Out? 

Don’t forget to consider the aesthetics of different exterior treatments. Houses with stained wood exteriors can look very traditional. At the same time, homes that are painted tend to stand out more in modern communities. If you’re building a new house for yourself, this might not be an issue. But if you want people living nearby to envy your home instead, carefully think through all design aspects before making final decisions. Make sure the treatment you decide on fits well with any plans for landscaping or other outdoor activities like gardening. Natural materials also often play better than man-made ones. So keep that in mind, too, even though each type has advantages and disadvantages depending on how frequently you use it.

Photo by JT Creative from Pexels

 

Global Toy Leader Schleich Launches US Search for a Child Chief Storytelling Officer

Calling all kids with storytelling superpowers! Casting calls taking place virtually through September and in-person at FAO Schwarz in NYC on September 25

Charlotte, NC, September 15, 2021 –  This fall, Schleich (pronounced Shh-like), the leading manufacturer of animal characters and playsets, is looking for one special kid with outstanding storytelling and imaginative powers to fill the role of Chief Storytelling Officer. Schleich believes that storytelling sparks imagination and play, which  help prepare kids to change the world. In addition to earning $10,000, the CSO will star in Schleich’s 2021 holiday ad campaign.

VIEW THE OFFICIAL SCHLEICH CHIEF STORYTELLING OFFICER CASTING CALL VIDEO 

AND APPLY HERE

“We certainly spend plenty of time at Schleich thinking about animals and fantasy characters. But you might be surprised by how much of our time goes to thinking about storytelling and imagination, the true cornerstones of our brand,” said Kelli Masilun, Director of Marketing, North America at Schleich USA. “But since our office is full of grownups, we often find ourselves in need of the type of storyful inspiration that can only come from our world’s greatest storytellers–kids themselves.”

Parents are encouraged to help their kids audition by sending in a video, or attending a live casting call at FAO Schwarz in New York City on September 25 from 8 – 10:30am. Visit bit.ly/schleichcso to upload your video or register for the live casting call. Advanced registration is open now and required for the live casting call.

About Schleich

Founded more than 80 years ago by Friedrich Schleich in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Schleich is one of Germany’s largest toy manufacturers and a leading international provider of figurines. The famous Schleich figurines are sold in more than 60 countries and are loved by children around the world. As a global player with Swabian roots, Schleich currently generates more than half of its sales outside its core market in Germany. The Company is majority owned by Partners Group, a global private markets investment management firm. Further shareholders are the management team around Managing Director Dirk Engehausen (CEO). The design of the Schleich play worlds, the manufacturing of the production tools and all quality and safety checks are carried out in Germany. Production itself takes place at the company’s site in Schwäbisch Gmünd and in other production plants abroad.

The Forever Purge 1 Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

 

OMG all I love all the Purge Movies.  This one went a little different then the rest of them did.  This is the forever purge and everything goes wrong.  They did not have as many creative killings, but it will still keep you glued to the screen till the end.

The old rules of the Purge are broken as members of an underground movement, no longer satisfied with the annual night of anarchy and murder, decide to overtake America through an unending campaign of mayhem and massacre. No one is safe. On the morning after the Purge, a masked gang of killers attacks a wealthy Texas ranching family and their workers. Exposed by daylight, the two groups are forced to band together and fight back as the country spirals into chaos and the United States begins to disintegrate around them.

THE FOREVER PURGE stars Ana de la Reguera (Cowboys & Aliens), Tenoch Huerta (Days of Grace), Cassidy Freeman (“The Righteous Gemstones”), Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games), with Josh Lucas (Ford v Ferrari) and Will Patton (Halloween). The film is directed by Everardo Valerio Gout (Days of Grace) and from the mind of Franchise-creator James DeMonaco.

BONUS FEATURES on 4K, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:

  • ALTERNATE STORYBOARD OPENING
  • DELETED SCENE
  • COLLAPSING THE SYSTEM: BEHIND THE FOREVER PURGE – Go behind the scenes to witness the stunts, explosions, and chaos on the set of THE FOREVER PURGE.
  • CREEPTASTIC WARDROBE – A mostly daytime, never-ending Purge mixed with a western theme called for a whole new twist on Purge wardrobe and masks.
  • THEATRICAL TRAILER

THE FOREVER PURGE will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

  • 4K Ultra HD delivers the ultimate movie watching experience. Featuring the combination of 4K resolution, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-ray Combo Pack includes Blu-ray, DVD and Digital copy.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can buy or rent instantly.
  • The Movies Anywhere Digital App simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere.  Movies Anywhere is available only in the United States.
Trailer: https://www.uni.pictures/TheForeverPurgeTrailer
Facebook: /thepurgemovie
Twitter: @UniversalHorror
Instagram: @thepurgemovie
#TheForeverPurge

One lucky U.s Winner will get their very own  Blu-ray Combo Pack.  Good Luck All Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize after I email .

 

The Forever Purge Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Pokémon Invites Fans to Illustrate an Official New Pokémon TCG Card

Today, The Pokémon Company International and Creatures Inc. announced the Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Contest 2022, a fan art contest inviting Trainers from the US and Japan to showcase their creative talents for a chance to be featured in an upcoming promo card for the Pokémon TCG.
Following two similar contests in Japan, the Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Contest 2022 contest will be open to US fans for the first time. The official contest theme is “the daily life of Pokémon,” and Trainers can begin sending entries on October 13, 2021, through January 31, 2022. Winners will be announced in summer 2022.
“With this contest, Trainers will have the unique opportunity of having their Pokémon art be viewed all over the world,” said Barry Sams, vice president of the Pokémon TCG at The Pokémon Company International. “I continue to be in awe of the passion, creativity, and diversity of the Pokémon community, and expanding the Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Contest to the US will offer exciting new perspectives of the Pokémon we know and love.”

Interested Trainers will be asked to capture “the daily life of Pokémon,” which is the official contest theme, and to choose from the following Pokémon as the focal point of their submission: Bulbasaur, Charizard, Pikachu, Arcanine, Galarian Rapidash, Scizor, Greninja, and Cramorant. Entries will be accepted beginning on October 13, 2021, through January 31, 2022, with winners announced in summer 2022.

For full contest details, please visit https://www.ptcgic-cr.com/2022/en/.

Paw patrol giveaway

 

IT’S CATS VERSUS PUPS IN THIS NEW RESCUE-FILLED RELEASE!
PAW PATROL®:
PUPS SAVE THE KITTEN CATASTROPHE CREW

Available on DVD September 21, 2021

 

LOS ANGELES–August 16, 2021–Mayor Humdinger and his kittens are causing all kinds of mayhem in Adventure Bay and only the PAW Patrol can save the day in the brand-new DVD release, PAW Patrol: Pups Save the Kitten Catastrophe Crew! Available on September 21, 2021, this DVD includes the best episodes featuring Mayor Humdinger and his kittens Catastrophe Crew from the hit preschool series PAW Patrol, airing on Nickelodeon and produced by Spin Master Entertainment. There’s no time for kitten around as the PAW Patrol tries to win the Spotless Town award, rescues missing kittens, saves Mayor Humdinger when one of his schemes goes awry and more! 

PAW Patrol: Pups Save the Kitten Catastrophe Crew will be available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment on September 21, 2021, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

PAW Patrol: Pups Save the Kitten Catastrophe Crew episodes:
●Pups and the Mischievous Kittens
●Pups Save the Shivering Sheet

●Pups Save a Clown
●Pups Save the Kitty Rescue Crew
●Pups Save a City Kitty
●Pups Save the Cat Show
●Pups Save a Blimp
●Pups Save a Sweet Mayor

PAW Patrol: Pups Save the Kitten Catastrophe Crew synopsis: Meow! The Kitten Catastrophe Crew is taking over! Mayor Humdinger and the feline troublemakers are causing all kinds of mayhem in Adventure Bay. First, the pups must clean up the kittens’ mess in order to win the Spotless Town Award. Then Farmer Al’s sheep run away and the kittens go missing! Finally, join the pups as they save the cat show and so much more!

PAW Patrol: Pups Save the Kitten Catastrophe Crew fast facts:
Street Date: September 21, 2021
Catalog: 191329202593(US)
Running Time: 1 hr 37 min Audio: Dolby Digital English 5.1, French Stereo, Spanish Stereo
US Rating: Not Rated
US M.S.R.P.: $10.99

About Spin Master
Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY) is a leading global children’s entertainment company creating exceptional play experiences through a diverse portfolio of innovative toys, entertainment franchises and digital games. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands PAW Patrol®, Bakugan®, Kinetic Sand®, Air Hogs®, Hatchimals®, Rubik’s Cube® and GUND®, and is the toy licensee for other popular properties. Spin Master Entertainment creates and produces compelling multiplatform content, stories and endearing characters through its in-house studio and partnerships with outside creators, including the preschool success PAW Patrol and nine other original shows along with multiple short-form series, which are distributed in more than 190 countries. The Company has an established digital presence anchored by the Toca Boca® and Sago Mini® brands, which combined have more than 50 million monthly active users. With close to 2,000 employees in 28 offices globally, Spin Master distributes products in more than 100 countries. For more information visit spinmaster.com or follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @spinmaster.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).

About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHE division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television Studios, Paramount Players, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

 

GIVEAWAY 
 
 
Two winners will each receive  PAW Patrol: Pups Save the Kitten Catastrophe Crew (RV $10.99). See below for terms and conditions. Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 10.1.21

All entries will be verified—only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Any person who has won an award (or whose household has won a prize) in any promotion sponsored by the Sponsor in the thirty (30) days before this contest start date is not eligible to win a prize in this contest. Entrants who have created social accounts purely to enter Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. Void where prohibited by law. One person entering per household, please. Chatty Patty’s Place and Tabbys Pantry are not responsible for the shipment of the prize.

The Official Unicorn SPiT® User’s Handbook Giveaway

 

Where are all of my crafters?! It’s the most crafty time of year.  The seasons are changing and holidays are coming and I have a great book for you inspired by the popular Unicorn SPiT painting trend.

Unicorn SPiT is a paint, gel stain, and glaze concentrate — all in one bottle! It creates a multifaceted, 3-dimensional effect on wood, glass, metal, fabric, pottery, wicker, concrete, laminate and more. Fans love that it’s non-toxic and comes in a variety of outrageous colors.

Back in 2015, inventor Michelle Nicole never imagined her colorful concoction would go from being made in a spaghetti pot in her kitchen to being sold at major art and hobby stores around the world. “When I created Unicorn SPiT, I was skeptical of how it would be received,” she said. “But after seeing the art created by thousands of people using the product, its powers have proved to be real.”

Now, for the first time, Michelle spills the secrets about the best tips and tricks for using the paint to create vibrant works of art in The Official Unicorn SPiT® User’s Handbook: Let Your Creative Juices Flow With Over 50 Colorful Projects for Home Decor, Apparel, Artwork, and Much More! [978-1681987194; $34.95; Rocky Nook; October 2021]. This official guidebook details everything you need to know, including more than 50 projects for artwork, glassware, clothing, and more; mixing color to create unique new shades; easy techniques for applying paint like a pro; tips and tricks on giving new life to old furniture; and much, much more!

The Official Unicorn SPiT® User’s Handbook also tells the inspiring story behind its creation. When she was 21, Michelle started an arts and crafts program at a daycare center for disabled adults and elderly citizens, but she noticed the men weren’t partaking in projects, like macaroni pictures and hook rugs. When she spotted an old piece of furniture off the side of the road, she brought it in for the men to work on. In no time at all, many of the participants transformed pieces of furniture, and the art therapy was energizing the senior citizens.

“Realizing that some of the residents were going to use their hands to color the furniture, I decided to develop a non-toxic product that didn’t emit harmful fumes or irritate the skin. After much trial and error, I developed a vibrantly colorful stain that worked, was safe to use, and smelled like jasmine,” she said. This stain eventually became known as Unicorn SPiT.

 

GIVEAWAY 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

One winner will each receive The Official Unicorn SPiT® User’s Handbook (RV $34.95). See below for terms and conditions. Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 9.30.21

 

All entries will be verified—only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Any person who has won an award (or whose household has won a prize) in any promotion sponsored by the Sponsor in the thirty (30) days before this contest start date is not eligible to win a prize in this contest. Entrants who have created social accounts purely to enter Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. Void where prohibited by law. One person entering per household, please. Chatty Patty’s Place and Tabbys Pantry are not responsible for the shipment of the prize.

Want To Be Happier? Essential Oils Have Been Proven To Have Positive Effects

Some people discovered the benefits of essential oils aeons ago, and how well they work to ease pain and stop the spread of the infection. These oils like lavender, cbd, and camphor, can be used for almost anything, they say. Many people have experienced similar results – why are essential oils so popular? 

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Let’s take a look at some of the current uses of essential oils.

Here are just a few reasons:

Help you relax or invigorate

Some scents will help you come up with new ideas, while others will put you in a state of relaxation. Combine different scents to figure out what works best for you. Do your research ahead of time before trying any oil blends, though. It is essential to use caution when attempting any new combination and consult a professional if you have any concerns.

Clear up skin issues

Essential oils can be used to treat acne, eczema, stretch marks, dermatitis, and so much more. Find the essential oil that best suits your needs and dab it on your skin. You may need to give your skin time to adjust or add gradually to avoid irritation.

Boost immunity

If you’re feeling under the weather, try massaging your chest with eucalyptus oil – it’s been proven effective for treating coughs and congestion because of its antibacterial properties. Try making a homemade vapor rub by mixing camphor (for pain relief), eucalyptus (antibacterial properties), tea tree oil (antiseptic properties), and a moisturizer.

Clear up congestion

Combine peppermint essential oil with coconut oil for an all-natural homemade vapor rub that will help clear away any sickness. Peppermint is a very effective decongestant because it’s a vasoconstrictor, which causes the blood vessels to constrict, helping to stop congestion from being so severe.

Make your house smell delightful

There are many different types of scents you can get from using essential oils – there’s nothing like walking into your home after it’s been treated with ylang-ylang, orange, or lavender. You might want to turn your nose up at the idea now, but once you realize how much money you can save by making your scented products, you’ll jump on the bandwagon in a heartbeat.

Relieve pain

You can use essential oils to help soothe any pain, from muscle aches after a challenging workout to the pain you feel when you have a headache. Some oils may even be used as an anesthetic. Some people say that when you add peppermint or lavender oil to baking soda and then place it onto the affected area, it works to relieve swelling and pain. Of course, everyone is different – some people don’t experience relief until they add eucalyptus oil instead.

Improve mood and digestive health

Want to be happier? Essential oils have been proven time and time again to have positive effects on air – it’s no surprise why people turn to essential oils when they need some severe mood-boosting. The key is finding the right blend (some fats such as lemon and grapefruit are energizing while others like orange and lavender are calming) and knowing when to apply it (before bedtime if you want help falling asleep). Some people have even reported getting rid of nausea with essential oils – give it a try if you’re feeling sick.

Note: Keep in mind that essential oils should never be ingested – doing so can cause poisoning. Avoid getting essential oil in your eyes, and make sure you don’t use too much on sensitive skin without diluting it with a carrier oil first.

Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog DVD Giveaway

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”

 

STRAIGHT OUTTA NOWHERE:

SCOOBY-DOO MEETS COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG

AN ALL-NEW ORIGINAL ANIMATED FILM

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL AND DVD

SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

  Scooby Doo is back and we have a whole new adventure.  In our new episode of Scooby Doo two of our favorite dogs team up for a whole new adventure.  They are going to need both of the dog duo to figure out what is going on.

BURBANK, CA (June 22, 2021) – Comedy is unleashed when two of animation’s most lovable canines team up in Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog a brand-new, full-length animated family film set for release on Digital and DVD on September 14, 2021 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog finds our favorite teen sleuths in the town of Nowhere, where they meet Courage the Cowardly Dog and investigate what makes Nowhere one of the weirdest places on Earth. The release includes three bonus classic Scooby-Doo! episodes. Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dogretails for $14.99 SRP ($19.99 SRP Canada) for the DVD.

 

 

An original animated feature so exciting it’s scratching at the door! Comedy is unleashed when Scooby-Doo, your favorite mystery-solving mutt, teams up for the first time with Courage the Cowardly Dog. The canine colleagues sniff out a strange object in the middle of Nowhere, Kansas, the backwoods hometown of Courage and his owners, Eustace and Muriel Bagge. Soon, the mysterious discovery puts them on the trail of a giant cicada monster and her wacky winged warriors. Fred, Velma, Daphne and Shaggy know that this job is too big for a flyswatter. They’ll need the help of the doggy duo to piece together the puzzle. Can Scooby and Courage overcome their jitters and defeat the insect army before the whole world bugs out? Try not to get scared. We double-dog dare you!

Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog features the familiar voice talents of Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo/Fred Jones, Grey Griffin as Daphne Blake, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers and Kate Micucci as Velma Dinkley. The film also features Jeff Bergman as Eustice Bagge, Marty Grabstein as Courage the Cowardly Dog and Thea White as Muriel Bagge. Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo  Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog was executive produced by Sam Register. The film was produced and directed by Cecilia Aranovich and was written by Mike Ryan.

Bonus Episodes:

  • Scooby Doo, Where Are You! “Decoy for a Dognapper”
  • The Scooby Doo/Dynomutt Hour, “The Gruesome Game of the Gator Ghoul”
  • The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, “Chiller Diller Movie Thriller

Digital

Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog will be available to own on Digital on September 14, 2021Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others. 

Available September 14, 2021

SRP $14.99 US, $19.99 CAN

Run Time 72 Mins

 

 

 
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Struggling To Switch Off? Relaxation Tips For Moms

Do you ever find yourself wide awake in the early hours of the morning even though you feel exhausted, or does your mind race when you crave calm and tranquility? When you’re a mom, it’s difficult to switch off. If you’re struggling, here are some tips to help you relax. 

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Time management

Most parents are familiar with the feeling that there aren’t enough hours in the day. If you work, or you have young kids and you look after them from morning until bedtime, life can get hectic. Time management is an essential skill for busy moms. It’s important to devote time to your kids and your job, but it’s also essential to make time for yourself. Nobody is superhuman, and we all need space and downtime. Even if you only schedule half an hour every couple of days to go out for a walk with the dog, enjoy a bubble bath with a soothing playlist or meet up with friends for a coffee, having time to relax, recharge your batteries and enjoy some time to yourself will have a positive impact. It’s also a great idea to make use of time-saving solutions like shopping online instead of going out to stores, batch cooking to save time in the evenings and getting everything prepped and ready for work or school the night before. 

 

Evening routines

Most parents devote a lot of time and energy to getting their children into a routine so that they get enough sleep. Once your kids are in a routine, make it your mission to establish your own evening regime. Give yourself time to relax and unwind before you go to bed and set times to go to bed and get up in the morning. If you go to sleep and wake up at a similar time each day, this will enable your body clock to adjust. Avoid doing anything that makes you feel stressed or anxious during the evening, for example, checking work emails. Use activities or hobbies, such as reading, listening to music, writing, watching TV, painting or drawing to reduce stress and make you feel calm before bedtime.

 

Herbal remedies

Herbal remedies and natural supplements can aid relaxation if you find it hard to switch off after work or you feel like you can’t shift out of mom mode. If you’ve researched remedies, you may have come across a number of options, such as JongKong Kratom, which you might not have heard of before. With any kind of herbal or natural remedy, it’s always beneficial to read articles on reputable, trustworthy websites and to seek medical advice before trying anything new. Some people find natural remedies hugely beneficial while others prefer to use other techniques or treatments. 

 

Exercise

If your mind is racing, or you feel like you’re swimming against the tide, exercise can be an incredibly effective solution. Physical activity is proven to reduce stress, lift your mood, clear your mind and make you feel more positive. It also has amazing benefits for your body. You don’t have to spend hours on a treadmill or join the gym to reap the rewards of regular exercise. A daily walk, a bike ride or a home Pilates workout will work wonders. There is a vast range of activities you can try from dancing and trampolining to running, hiking, kayaking, surfing, climbing and swimming. Make time for exercise and use it to help you manage stress, have fun and relax. 

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Do you feel like it’s virtually impossible to switch off? If so, you’re not alone. If you find it hard to relax, take these tips on board.