Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Yaheetech Accent Arm Chair with Ottoman - Review

Faythe lounging in the chair

I've lived in my current home for a year and a half now.  One thing I liked when we bought it was the spacious living room.  I entertain in my home often, and appreciate that I can have ample seating when people come over.  I recently added the Yaheetech Accent Arm Chair with Ottoman to my living room as another option for someone to sit.  

WowWow is a fan of the chair too!

The club chair and ottoman set are crafted with plywood and solid wood frame and upholstered with foam filled seat.  The chair itself is a bit smaller in height than an average chair, making it a great accent piece.  The grey velvet upholstery is super soft to the touch.  There are protective pads on the feet of the chair to protect from scratching the floor.  I've placed the arm chair with ottoman in front of a window and it looks quite nice.  The chair is very comfortable to sit in, and can hold up to 300 pounds.  I've also learned that the fabric works well with pets; I can easily wipe away any hair that gathers on it.  

There is some simple assembly in putting the chair and ottoman together.  Both pieces arrived in a large box.  An instruction manual is included but the overall assembly basically just took adding the legs to both the ottoman and the chair.  Easy peasy!  


I'm quite pleased with the overall aesthetic and construction of this chair.  If you're considering purchasing one, the article on How to Pick An Accent Chair for Home Office might be helpful.  

I first learned of Yaheetech, an e-commerce company specializing in the sale of heavy goods, when I was contacted to do a review for the chair and ottoman.  Since becoming aware of all they have to offer, I've definitely got my eyes set on purchasing products in the future.  

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Blue's Clues & You! Blue's Sing-Along Spectacular - DVD Giveaway

 

Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series Blue’s Clues & You! is heading back onto DVD with four music-filled episodes in the all-new Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Sing-Along Spectacular. Available February 2, 2021, fans can join beloved puppy Blue and live-action host Josh (Josh Dela Cruz) as they play Blue’s Clues to learn about different musical instruments, put on a Blue’s Clues Music Concert, start a band and have a dance party. Blue’s Sing-Along Spectacular will have you putting your paws together for Blue, Magenta, The Mailtime Quartet, Slippery Soap, and surprise guest performer – singing sensation Ally Brooke!

Running Time: 1 hr 34 min

The Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Sing-Along Spectacular DVD will also include four American Sign Language flash cards featuring Josh and words from the show. Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Sing-Along Spectacular will be available from Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment on February 2, 2021, for the suggested retail price of $10.99 U.S.

Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Sing-Along Spectacular Episodes:

Song Time with Blue

Blue’s Sing-Along Spectacular “Bluestock”

Blue’s Big Beat Band

Blue’s Big Dance Party

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Pink Panda Gummy Candy - Review and Giveaway



Sometimes I get excited when I find out about new brands or companies that I hadn't known about before.  One of those times was recently with Pink Panda.

Pink Panda, the fruity gummy candy made with only 2 grams of sugar and 90 calories per 1.8oz (23-piece) bag, is now available online throughout the United States. Made with allulose, a natural sweetener, Pink Panda currently has 2 varieties - Treasure Chews and sour Astro Blasters - which are available now online.

Although it's low-sugar and low-calorie, Pink Panda has the same great texture and taste as famous gummy brands.  It's a great alternative for families who want to enjoy their sweets without the guilt or calories. 

The gummies are chewy and taste fresh.  They are a tasty sweet snack, with no funny aftertaste.  They taste very similar to other candies of the same kind on the market.  Each package is individually wrapped, with about ten gummies in each one.  My personal favorite were the Treasure Chews.  The Astro Blasters have a more sour/sweet flavor.  If you're in the mood for gummies without a lot of calories, I definitely recommend Pink Panda.  They taste good and satisfy the sweet tooth.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Allyson's 2nd Baby Shower

The soon-to-be grandpa with Allyson

In just two weeks (give or take) Allyson will be having her first baby.  It will also be the first bio grandchild for us.  The excitement is looming!  

Although we've gotten to the point that we get along, I held a baby shower for Allyson at one time and her mother held another at a different time.  Worked out; I had two to attend!  

decorated cookies


Chex Mix, roll-ups, and chili were part of the menu

Allyson's mom rented a log cabin space in December and held a baby shower with a rustic bear theme.  With the addition of the decorations adding to the already-placed Christmas decor, the place was done up quite lovely.

Several games were played.  My husband ended up winning one and received a gift of an infinity scarf and candle.  Along with presents, guests were encouraged to bring diapers and gifts.  Between the two baby showers, I'd say Allyson is ready.  Now the baby just needs to get here!

Allyson with sister, Emma

The Casagrandes: The Complete First Season - DVD Giveaway

There’s plenty of love, laughter, food, and adventures in The Casagrandes: The Complete First Season DVD! This spin-off from the award-winning animated series The Loud House follows Ronnie Anne, a free-spirited and skateboard-loving 11-year-old who moves to the big city to live with her large and lovable Mexican-American family, the Casagrandes. Featuring all 20 episodes from the critically acclaimed debut season, this DVD release sees Ronnie Anne adjust to big family life in the city as she pitches in at the family Mercado, explores the neighborhood with her best friend Sid, and has fun with her abuelos, tíos, and primos.

 The Casagrandes: The Complete First Season will be available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment on February 2, 2021, for the suggested retail price of $13.99.

Running Time: 7 hrs 31 min

The Casagrandes: The Complete First Season episodes:

Disc One:

Going Overboard / Walk Don’t Run

The Two of Clubs / Vacation Daze

New Haunts / Croaked

Snack Pact / The Horror-Scope

Arr in the Family / Finders Weepers

Stress Test / How to Train Your Carl

Operation Dad

Flee Market / Copy Can’t

Away Game / Monster Cash

Trend Game / This Bird Has Flown

Disc Two:

V.I.Peeved / Señor Class

Fast Feud / Never Friending Story

Grandparent Trap / Miss Step

Slink or Swim / The Big Chill

Karma Chameleon / Team Effort

Guess Who’s Shopping for Dinner? / New Roomie

Mexican Makeover / Uptown Funk

Bo Bo Business / Blunder Party

Cursed!

What’s Love Gato Do With It? / Dial M. for Mustard

 The Casagrandes: The Complete First Season synopsis:

Ronnie Anne is an independent, skateboard loving 11-year-old who moved to the big city with her mom and brother to live with their extended family, the Casagrandes. Her new life promises to be an adventure, now that she’s living under one roof with her grandparents, aunt, uncle, cousins, and a sass-talking parrot. As if that weren’t enough excitement, her bedroom is directly below the bedroom of her best friend, Sid. And on the ground floor is the family run market (the Mercado), which is a gathering place for all their quirky neighbors. While her brother Bobby helps run the Mercado with their gossip-loving Abuelo, Ronnie Anne and Sid explore the city, making fun new friendships along the way. She’s also getting to know everyone in her bustling multigenerational Mexican-American family. Her new life is full of new discoveries, love, laughter and plenty of food!


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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Lena & Snowball - DVD Review and Giveaway

 

A heartwarming story about an unlikely friendship between a girl and a lion cub, Lena & Snowball is available on DVD, Digital, and On Demand from Lionsgate. The Lena & Snowball DVD is available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.   

Official Synopsis:

Bullied at school and lonely at home, Lena keeps hoping she’ll have a true friend someday. One afternoon, her dreams come true — in the shape of a cuddly white lion cub! Lena tries to keep playful Snowball out of trouble, but the clumsy poachers who kidnapped the valuable cub, and the cruel trophy collector who paid for him, are desperate to get him back. As Lena races to rescue poor Snowball, her new friend Jake will do anything to help. Be careful, or Snowball will melt your family’s heart!


My Review:

The main story revolves around Lena and a white lion cub she finds in the woods.  It's up to Lena to keep the cub safe from two poachers who have terrible attitudes.  Lena also has to contend with bullies at school.  With the help of someone she wasn't sure was a friend, Lena is able to get Snowball to safety.

I've watched this film a couple of times with my 4 year-old nephew and 9 year-old niece.  We found it overall to be heartwarming and likeable.  I can't say I was particularly thrilled with the scenes of bullying and name calling but the entire premise of the film made up for it.  MaKynzee and Harley, my niece and nephew, were engaged with the movie and seemed to really like it.


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