Thursday, September 16, 2021

Heck Of A Labor Day Weekend - 2021


obligatory selfie!

Just like most other weekends I'm off work, I spent Labor Day weekend at our campsite at Woodyz Acres Campground in Missouri.  The place and its people have become our second home and family.  Because the owners were busy with their daughter's birthday parties, me and another friend took over operations of Activity Directors.  The schedule was packed full!

The owners, Marty and Kasi, with their three girls.  They were dressed up for the middle child's birthday party.

Friday night was pretty low-key.  We just hung around, gabbed with friends, ate a ton of food, and rode the trails on our Side by Side.  Saturday was a whirlwind of activities.  Throughout the day were cornhole tournaments and scavenger hunts.  Tammy and I entertained the kids with a Cake Walk.  Later in the day was Candy Bar Bingo for the kids, followed by regular Bingo for the adults.  

Dalton and Jason calling the numbers for Bingo

Sunday was a Poker Run for kids and adults, a water balloon fight for the kids, and a "Pick A Duck for a Prize" game for the kids.  It was followed with Candy Bar Bingo, regular Bingo, and a movie for kids on the outdoor projector.  Sunday also included an outdoor church service on TV and a large inflatable water slide.

me posing for pics with vehicles made up to resemble those from the 'Cars' movie. (Yes, I'm wearing a tutu!)

I think it all went over well.  There wasn't much time to relax, considering I was busy with a bunch of stuff to do.  But, I have no complaints.  Now we're planning on how to make next year even bigger and better!

The water slide was wildly popular.

How did you celebrate Labor Day weekend?

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Blue's Clues & You! Story Time with Blue - DVD Giveaway


Get ready to celebrate 25 years of Blue’s Clues with the special 2-disc DVD release of Blue’s Clues & You! Story Time with Blue! Available on September 14, 2021, this DVD is full of fun stories from Blue and her friends as they use their imagination, attend a pajama party, and discover Blue’s favorite part of bedtime. Also featuring a bonus disc with eight episodes from the original series, Blue’s Clues & You! Story Time with Blue will capture the hearts of both new and nostalgic fans of all ages!

 The Blue’s Clues & You! Story Time with Blue 2-disc special edition is available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment on September 14, 2021, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

 Disc One - Blue’s Clues & You! Story Time with Blue:


Story Time with Blue

Blue’s Big Imagination

Pajama Party with Blue

Sleepy Singalong with Blue

Special Features:

Freeze Dance!

 Disc Two - Blue’s Clues: Blue’s Biggest Stories:


Blue’s Big Birthday

Treasure Hunt

Blue’s Pajama Party

Magenta Gets Glasses

Steve Goes to College

Blue Takes You to School

The Legend of the Blue Puppy

Blue’s Room Snacktime Play Date

Special Features:

Blue’s Memory Photos

Blue’s Room Shorts

Blue’s Clues & You! Story Time with Blue synopsis:

Are you ready for Story Time with Blue? Play Blue’s Clues to help figure out Blue’s favorite story. Then, imagine along with Josh and Blue, attend Blue’s first pajama party, and help Blue’s friends discover her favorite part of bedtime!

This special 2-DVD set also includes Blue’s Biggest Stories in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Blue’s Clues! Steve and Joe join Blue and all of her friends for more stories!

Blue’s Clues & You! Story Time with Blue fast facts:

Street Date: September 14, 2021

Disc One Running Time: 1 hr 30 min

Disc Two Running Time: 4 hr 46 min

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Giveaway ends on Thursday, September 16th at 11:59 PM ET.  Five (5) winners will receive a $100 gift card to spend at Sam's Club.


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Saturday, September 11, 2021

The Boss Baby: Family Business Blu-ray - #BossBabyFamilyBusiness Giveaway


The Boss Baby is back and reporting for business in DreamWorks Animation’s THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS, a hilarious sequel guaranteed to bring the whole family together for non-stop adventure and laughs. On August 31, 2021 The Boss Baby Family Business is available to own on Digital and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray™ and DVD on September 14, featuring an all-new short from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  Building on the success of the first film, welcome back brothers Ted (Alec Baldwin) and Tim (James Marsden) as they’re introduced to a brand-new boss baby, Tim’s daughter Tina (Amy Sedaris), who is on a mission from BabyCorp. The entertainment extends beyond the film with all-new exclusive bonus features offering endless fun and sure to get the entire family into the ‘back-to-school’ mode.  These features include a brand-new animated short, deleted scene, gag reel, interactive Creative Experiment Labs, Boss Baby Art Class and more.

This family animation comedy also includes a star-studded voice cast featuring Alec Baldwin (It’s Complicated, The Departed), James Marsden (Hairspray, X-Men Franchise), Amy Sedaris (Puss in Boots, Elf), Ariana Greenblatt (Love and Monsters), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Eva Longoria (‘Desperate Housewives’), James McGrath with Jimmy Kimmel (‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’) and Lisa Kudrow (‘Friends’, Booksmart) also returning. THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS is directed by filmmaker Tom McGrath and is produced by Jeff Hermann.


In the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers—Tim and his Boss Baby little bro Ted—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Enter new boss baby Tina with a cutting-edge approach and can-do attitude that is determined to bring them together again...and inspire a new family business.


ALL-NEW ORIGINAL SHORT “PRECIOUS TEMPLETON: A PONY TALE” - In this original DreamWorks animated short, Precious Templeton has entered the Perfect Pony Pageant in hopes of winning top prize. Just as the winner is about to be announced, the crown jewels are stolen. What will they do now? Find out in this hilarious original short.


DELETED SCENE – “Time Out” with introduction by Director Tom McGrath.

NEVER GROW UP: THE BIG BABIES BEHIND THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS – Get behind the lens with cast and filmmakers as we uncover how The Boss Baby: Family Business came to life. Dive deeper into the inspirations for each character and see what it took to bring this animated feature to life.

“TOGETHER WE STAND” LYRIC VIDEO – Sing along with Tabitha as she performs “Together We Stand,” in this whimsical lyric video.

ROLL CALL – Meet the voices behind the babies as we take a cast roll call of The Boss Baby: Family Business.

Alec Baldwin – Boss Baby (Ted)

Amy Sedaris – Tina

James Marsden - Tim

CREATIVE EXPERIMENT LAB – Schools in Session! Join us in the creative experiment lab to become a scientist in your own home. Hosted by James Marsden (voice of Tim), we’ll teach you everything you need to know to pass science class with flying colors.

Potato Power

Volcano To Go

Plastic Fantastic

BOSS BABY ART CLASS: HOW TO DRAW – Ever wondered what it would be like to be an animator? Get a firsthand look at how to draw your favorite Boss Baby at home with this fun drawing tutorial. Hosted by Catherine Rader, one of the lead story animators of The Boss Baby: Family Business, you’ll see step by step how to bring this big baby to life.

Boss Baby (Ted)


Precious Templeton

FEATURE COMMENTARY – Feature Commentary with Director/Exec. Producer Tom McGrath, Producer Jeff Hermann and Production Designer Raymond Zibach.

Street Date: September 14, 2021

Rating: PG for rude humor, mild language and some action

Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish

Run Time: 01:47:05

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Check It Out: #SaveAtHSN Giveaway

Win a $100 e-gift cards to spend at HSN! is giving away five $100 e-gift cards to spend at HSN!

Giveaway ends on Friday, September 10th at 11:59 PM PT.  Five (5) winners will receive a $100 e-gift card to spend at HSN.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Baby Shower for Grandson-To-Be

Diamond Painting I crafted and my husband framed that we gifted to Nicole

Sometime in October I will be welcoming my second grandson into the world, Waylon Eric.  To celebrate, I held a low-key baby shower for mama-to-be.  My son was unable to attend because he was at work, but it was still a nice gathering.

Allyson and I planned the baby shower with a cactus/southwest theme.  Another friend recently had a shower in her honor and offered for us to use her decorations.  So, we scored on that front.  We also lucked out in that the venue didn't cost to use.  We used the annex building behind the church.

Nicole with a set of onesies she received

As far as food, we set up a nacho bar that included tortilla chips, cheeses, sauces, chopped burger, and beans.  Baby Mama didn't want a cake or cupcakes.  Her request was brownies and fruit salad.  Easy enough!

Logan was one of the few guys that attended and he won the jar of Hershey's kisses by guessing the closest amount in the jar.

The games were simple and quick.  We did a Baby Words Unscramble game, Match Baby Animals to their Mama game, and a Guess How Many Kisses in the Jar game.  Afterwards, Nicole opened her gifts.  

It was simple, yet fun.  And baby Waylon was graced with many gifts.  Can't wait till he gets here!

Monday, August 23, 2021

Manly Man Co Edible Gifts - Review and Giveaway

My husband isn't hard to buy for. He's not super picky and likes most anything given to him. I'll admit, though, that I'd personally rather gift him something that's unique or entertaining rather than another package of socks or shirt. A company that definitely fits his personality is Manly Man Co., with their collection of food gifts for men.  

One of Jason's favorite snacks is jerky, and he was super stoked to receive the Beef Jerky Flower Bouquet from Manly Man Co.  Each bouquet's "vase" is a Manly Man pint glass and is pre-arranged, sealed and packaged fresh with oxygen absorbers in a stylish branded box. The bouquet is delivered fully assembled.  There are four available flavors; Jason received Original.

The jerky is cut to resemble petals and stems, forming a jerky bouquet.  Rather than flowers, your man is getting an arrangement of jerky heaven.  The pint glass has the Manly Man Co. logo on front and can be kept and used as a drinking glass.  Jason claims it's "his" glass for "his" tea.

It didn't take long after presenting Jason with the beef jerky bouquet that he started snacking.  He was very impressed with the taste and texture of the beef jerky.  Because he didn't eat it all at once, he did put the remaining pieces in a resealable bag to keep them fresh until it was time to snack again.  Now that I know how impressed Jason was with the Beef Jerky Flower Bouquet, I'm going to shop Manly Man Co. in the future.  I like the various food gifts they offer and the way they are presented.

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