GooToobz and DoodleJamz

We got the GooToobz free in exchange for an honest review all opinions are our own

We got a chance to play with these at Sweet Suite and I loved them.  As you know I have a little one who loves sensory toys and the GooToobz are so much fun.  You can get lost in the squishiness and just relax way.  They have a few different designs you can play with I love the GooToobz soda the best.

If you have a little one or a big one that could use a nice sensory toy to help them relax or you just need one to get you threw a work day I totally recommend the GooToobz.


The new GooToobz Sips and GooToobz Gamers are a line of transparent, sensory tubes filled with a satisfying mix of goo, glitter and beads – super on trend! GooToobz Sips are designed to look just like favorite trending drinks like Bubble Tea, Milk Shake and fizzy Soda Pop! GooToobz Gamers are designed to replicate classic video game controllers. Both are available on Amazon!



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DISNEY’S 100 continues…

Disney’s 100th anniversary celebration continues with the exciting release of The Nightmare Before Christmas. 


Included is the re-mastered film, on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Disc and digital code.


The Nightmare Before Christmas can be found at Walmart offering an exclusive collectible pin September 5th.






Experience The Nightmare Before Christmas, the fun-filled musical fantasy from Disney and creative genius Tim Burton, with this spirited, full-length, Sing-Along Edition! Featuring a marvelous mix of memorable characters and 11 ghoulishly captivating songs by Danny Elfman—it’s frightful fun for the whole family.


Feature Run Time

Approx. 77 minutes



U.S. Rated PG




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DIY In The Home: What Can You Do?


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There is no denying that calling out professionals to tackle repairs and household maintenance jobs can be expensive. And while there are many things that you should leave in the pros (gas works and electrical work, for example), there are also a great many things you can turn your hand to when it comes to DIY in the home to help you get the job done yourself. Let’s take a look at some DIY fixes you can get started with to help you improve your home.


Appliance Repairs

There are different degrees of appliance repairs, and some need the skill and experience of trained contractors. But there are also more minor repairs you can try yourself to help you get the job done quickly. You can buy dishwasher replacement parts from this website to help you repair broken parts and accessories in your dishwasher; you can change the oven door seals, re-gas your refrigerator, clean dryer vents, and even replace burner grates on your stovetop.


Painting and Decorating

Painting isn’t too hard to do, and there are so many tutorials online for hanging wallpaper and getting that neat line on the edges for your paintwork. Start with a small area first to see how you get on. Don’t forget to clean and prep the walls before starting to help you get a good result. Once you get the hang of it, you can move on to more extensive wall sections until your whole house has had a complete makeover.



Landscaping is hard work, but you can do many different things yourself to help overhaul your outdoor space and avoid paying someone to do it for you. DIY jobs you can do externally include mowing the lawn, adding in decking, swapping out paving for a new flooring type, laying artificial turf, and, as you might have seen on social media, creating either an in-ground or inground pool to enjoy in the hot weather.


New Flooring

New flooring can be expensive, and you need to pay someone to fit it for you. With the help of some online guides, you can quickly learn how to revive existing wooden flooring and varnish it to bring it back to life; you can learn how to lay artificial wooden flooring and even properly lay carpet. You can find out what you need to prep the area, any underlay that needs to go down, and how best to finish it off for a good look. Again, start with a smaller room or area that isn’t as obvious, maybe inside a utility room or additional bathroom, to get a feel for what you need to do. You can work on carrying this through your home into bigger rooms once you are confident you know what you are doing.


When it comes to DIY in the home, there are many jobs you can teach yourself so you can get your home looking good and in good working order. Remember not to overestimate your abilities and never take anything that can be dangerous.


MEG 2: The Trench – No Megalodons Were Harmed in the Making of This Movie

Who else is super excited for this movie. I have seem Meg at least 100 times I can not wait for Meg 2.


No Megalodons Were Harmed in the Making of This Movie


West Palm Beach, FL, July 5, 2023 —Steve Alten’s preoccupation with prehistoric sea creatures opened up an underwater world of creative possibilities for the New York Times bestselling author, spawning his legendary MEG series and the 2018 blockbuster movie, THE MEG. And now, fans of frightening shark tales have another reason to celebrate: the big screen sequel, MEG2: The Trench, hits theaters in August, and moviegoers won’t believe the array of aquatic horrors that surface this time around.


“Anything could be down there. We simply have no idea,” Alten said in a recent interview, referring to the Marianna Trench where his prehistoric marine life muses lurk.


Coinciding with the buzz surrounding the movie release is Alten’s announcement of his seven-volume collector’s edition set, appropriately titled MEG: Legacy. Each (faux) leather-bound book contains one of the six (soon-to-be seven) MEG novels, plus one of the six comics that make up MEG: The Graphic Novel. The prequel, MEG: Origins, has been woven into the first book to create a new 25th anniversary edition. Other features and bonuses include two never-before-released MEG: Angel of Death novellas, new MEG artwork, photos and commentary from the author.


MEG: Legacy is my gift to my most dedicated readers, the ‘MEGheads,’” Alten said. “Only 5,000 sets are being printed, and they won’t be sold in stores or on Amazon — only on my website,”


Fans can pre-order each book individually, or pre-order the entire seven-volume set. Part of the proceeds from MEG: Legacy are being donated to support an innovative cancer protocol. Alten himself was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer and is undergoing treatment.


About the Author

Steve Alten is the bestselling author of 18 thrillers, including the MEG series. His first novel, MEG, published in 1997, launched the free teen reading program, Adopt-an-Author, and was adapted for the big screen and hit No. 1 at the box office in August of 2018. The sequel, MEG2: The TRENCH, debuts in movie theaters this August.


For more information, visit, or follow the author on Facebook ( or Twitter (@meg82159).


Camp Hideout Opening September 15 #CampHideoutMovie

We got to preview Camp Hideout free in exchange for an honest post. All opinions are our own


Did you ever go to camp as a kid?  I went for a few years and had the time of my life.  Of course unlike Noah I was not on my last chance before juvie. He barley makes it on the bus and ends up next to a new soon to be friend who knows all the ins and outs of camp.

Going from really having no one to depend on to a group of friends you can depend on is a shock for Noah.  When his past comes back for him he’s going to need all the friends he can get. This is perfect story of friendship, fun and sticking together to make it a great time.  The shenanigans They get up to are so funny.  This is a great family movie night movie.


Camp Hideout – opening September 15, 2023

  • A story of friendship, belonging, and summer camp shenanigans, this film is perfect for the whole family. The nostalgia of the camp experience will appeal to audiences of all ages.
  • In this PG, family-friendly film, the kids learn what it truly means to forgive and the power of faith. This film can encourage Hollywood to prioritize these types of movies.
  • This film stars two fan-favorites: Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) as the camp owner, Falco and Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) as the camp counselor, Jake




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The Horror Movie Night Cookbook: Deliciously Deadly Recipes Inspired by Scary Movies

We got this awesome cookbook free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own


There are very few things in this world that I love more then food and horror movies.  When I saw this cookbook I knew I had to have it.  I love that I can pick my favorite movies then make a few great snacks or meals to go with it.

Introducing The Horror Movie Night Cookbook: 60 Deliciously Deadly Recipes Inspired by Iconic Slashers, Zombie Films, Psychological Thrillers, Sci-Fi Spooks, and More by Richard S. Sargent [ISBN: 978-1-64604-491-7; $19.95; Ulysses Press; July 2023], a killer new cookbook offering thoughtful and tasty food and cocktail pairings inspired by the actual content of chilling classics like JawsPsychoScreamThe ConjuringThe Evil DeadHalloween, and more!

If you’re looking for kitschy Pinterest recipes like coffin-shaped cookies or zombie finger sandwiches, look elsewhere. With The Horror Movie Night Cookbook, you’ll find recipes inspired by horror’s most frightening favorites, including:

  • Crawling Steak (Poltergeist)
  • Campfire Sour (The Blair Witch Project)
  • Zombie Baby Kale Salad (Dawn of the Dead)
  • Bloody Floaties (Jaws)
  • Alligator Bites (Crawl)
  • The Mama’s Boy Martini (Psycho)
  • And more!

Unlike other movie-themed cookbooksThe Horror Movie Night Cookbook takes you inside the films. “Inspired by the film itself, the recipes are built around food that is being eaten in the films or iconic lines or characters within. It’s not just a cookbook to pull out in October,” Sargent says. “My recipes are thoughtful and creative meals that can be served any time of the year.”

Now, in the infamous words of Julie James… What are you waiting for?

iLive “DURO” Waterproof Wireless Speaker Review

We got the iLive “DURO” Waterproof Wireless Speaker free in exchange for an honest review all opinions are our own.

I was so excited when I got the chance to review the DURO I have a wireless speaker, but it is a few years old and I did not realize hoe much technology had changed and how much better the sound is now until I hooked it up.

First thing I loved is how easy it was to hook up.  I have to admit if something has to many steps I will normally give up.  This was not only easy, but it talked to me so I knew what I was doing.

The second thing I loved is that is is waterproof.  My parents now have a pool and it was so much fun to hook up this speaker and not worry if it got splashed.


The last thing I loved it the sound.  As I said above I never realized how bad the sound was on my old speaker until I hooked this one up and I was amazed.  The sound was clear and crisp and it really got a lot louder then my old one did.

The iLive “DURO” Waterproof Wireless Speaker is a must-have for summer. With an IPx5 rating (meaning splashproof, water-resistant, sweatproof, etc.) and a shock absorbing cover, the speaker was made for tunes by the pool. It has 2 built-in full range speakers and passive subs, has up to a 10-hour battery life and Bluetooth capability so you can bring the party anywhere.

Enter to win a customized child’s Friendly Monster tee


It’s almost Halloween season! Halloween doesn’t always have to be scary or spooky. Rosie Likes It’s Etsy shop has tees for all occasions. Her line or festive Halloween tees for kids and nurses is cute and fun!

Check out these shirts and sweatshirts for children and nurses. These are two groups that like to be festive but need to be mindful not to spook those around them. These custom shirts and sweatshirts may just do the trick.

I just love these Halloween shirts and sweatshirts for any Halloween get together.

You can also find pretty totes on the site, like the customized tote that was sent to me! I love it! It’s perfect for taking shopping, to the library or a day at the beach! Makes a great gift too!
They even have fun mugs! They make great gifts for teachers and service workers.
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4 Ways to Bring More Adventure Into Your Life

There’s a lot to love about having a steady everyday routine. But it’s also important that we break from that routine every now and again. After all, life is for living, and we owe it to ourselves to make the most of our time on this planet. And one of the best ways to do that is to have as many adventures as we can. 


If it has been some time since you went on an adventure, then this page is for you. Below we’ll outline some key ways to keep your adventure cup overflowing.

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Travel Solo


For various reasons, people are generally pretty reluctant to travel by themselves. But there’s a lot of value in doing so. For one thing, you’ll be challenging yourself, and invariably you’ll learn that you’re a lot more capable than you thought you were! Sometimes, we just have to throw ourselves off the deep end and see what happens. Of course, there are some places where, for safety reasons, you shouldn’t travel by yourself. But so long as you choose a safe country, you’ll find that the adventure it takes you on is highly rewarding.


Head into Nature


You can very much find adventure in your city (more on that below), but for a quick and easy way to have an adventure, take a look at going into nature. No matter where you live, there’ll be a green space nearby. All you’ll need to do is pack some supplies, put on your hiking boots, and get out there. You’ll get bonus adventure points if you spend the night camping under the stars. It’s a fantastic way to remind yourself of just how amazing life can be from time to time.


Spend Time in Another City


Another option is to consider spending a considerable amount of time in another city. If you have a remote job, then this will be easier to set up than you might think. You’ll just need to rent out your place for a couple of months, and then find somewhere to stay in your chosen city. That shouldn’t be difficult, since there are furnished apartments available in all major cities across the country. You’ll have the security of knowing that your home life is still waiting for you, while also getting to enjoy an entirely new city. Although it’s possible that you like your new city so much that you decide to move there full time!


Off the Beaten Path Destinations


It’s also recommended to look at travel destinations that are slightly off the beaten path. Visiting London, Paris, or Rome is all good and well, but you’ll be going into those places with a strong sense of what to expect. On the other hand, if you visit somewhere that isn’t on the usual tourist trail (say, North Macedonia), then you’ll find that it’s inherently interesting and adventurous, all because you don’t have any preconceived notions of what to expect. It’s a big world out there, so pick a random place and get going. 

Simple Fixes To Common Beauty Problems

Looking your best can often be a challenging thing to achieve. But if you are keen on trying to have a better appearance, then there are a few things that you might be able to do to help that along. A lot of this, in truth, comes down to knowing how to fix some very common problems that might occur with your beauty. In this post, we are going to take a look at some of the things you can do to fix your common beauty issues that you might run into. Let’s see how you might approach these right now.


Deodorant Marks


If you find you often have deodorant marks on your clothes, that can be a frustrating situation to find yourself in. However, it’s also a relatively simple one to fix, and it’s therefore not something you really need to worry about that much, if at all. To avoid this, you simply need to be careful about which kind of deodorant you use, as some types, and some brands, tend to mark a lot more than other ones. So if you can just use trial and error here, you should be able to avoid those that cause the issue in the first place.

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Gaps In Teeth


To be truly beautiful, you obviously need to have a good smile, and there are unfortunately all kinds of things that can get in the way of this if you are not careful. For instance, if you have any missing teeth, or you have teeth gap issues, then this is something that can detract from an otherwise beautiful appearance. To help with that, you might want to think about what you can do to fix the dental problem itself, right at the source. Then you are going to look your best overall in no time.


Too Much Perfume


It happens to the best of us. It’s so easy to accidentally apply too much perfume, especially if you are getting ready for a special event and you are keen to make sure that you smell your best. But if you find you have done this, it’s usually a simple case of airing yourself out for a few minutes. Even just a brisk walk around the block can do it, as well as perhaps changing your jacket if it is clinging to that. In any case, this is going to help you a lot if it happens to you.

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Wrong Style


From time to time, you need to change up your style, or at least check that you are still happy with the kinds of clothes you tend to wear. If you are, then you can carry on, but if not then you might want to think about changing your style somewhat, and that might be easier than you think to achieve. It’s something that is going to make a huge difference to how you feel about yourself in general too, so it’s definitely worth your while.