9/8/19

Experience a whole new world of magic and adventure with Disney’s Aladdin! Two ways to enjoy this Disney classic with the new live-action adventure (starring Will Smith as Genie) and the signature edition of the animated classic (starring the late Robin Williams as Genie). 

Add two great movies to your Disney Home Movie collection now on Digital as of the end of August and coming to BLU-RAY September 10!

Disney’s Aladdin is one of my favourite classic animated movies ever! What’s great about the live-action versions of our favourite classics is that Disney does a magical job at keeping the essence of the original while presenting a whole new world to a whole new audience. If you love the animated version, you and your family will definitely enjoy the live-action movie!

DISNEY’S ALADDIN


Available on Digital August 27 and Blu-rayTM September 10Disney’s “Aladdin,” the thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, lands in homes on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on Aug. 27, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Sept. 10. Fans of all ages will enjoy the exciting, humorous tale of the lovable “street rat,” Aladdin (Mena Massoud), courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and the larger-than-life Genie (Will Smith) with all-new bonus features. The release of the live-action adventure coincides with the addition of the original animated classic to the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection  —  granting “Aladdin” fans everywhere the opportunity to own both magical movies. 

 DISNEY’S ALADDIN SIGNATURE COLLECTION


Available on Digital August 27 and Blu-rayTM September 10Embark on a magic carpet ride with the entire family when Disney’s original animated classic “Aladdin” soars into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, granting nonstop laughs, action-packed adventure and Academy Award®–winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score) for the first time in 4K Ultra HD™. The Signature Collection Edition of “Aladdin” takes flight two weeks early in 4K Ultra HD™ and Digital in HD Aug. 27 and lands on 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ Sept. 10 — with a brand-new sing-along version; all-new bonus features, including original cast recordings; and classic bonus material. 


WIN IT




Enter to win BOTH movies using the raffle copter ballot below! Must be Canadian 18+ to enter! One winner will be chosen on September 16th to win BOTH movies! 



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*Posted in participation with Disney. All comments and opinions are those of the author.*

8/12/19

It's hard to believe summertime is almost over! We have been keeping our days (and weeks) busy full of summer activities! I'm sure you did too! Between summer camps, swimming pools and bbq's, it's been another summer of non-stop busy!

With the end of summer comes back to school and back to busy mornings. Hamilton Beach has some great small appliances that make keeping the routine (for yourself or the kids) intact while on the go.

Shake it up, Baby!



A single-serve personal blender that doubles as a travel cup? Yes, please! The Hamilton Beach Personal Creations Single-Serve blender is perfect for those busy morning breakfast smoothies. What better way to make your morning shake and take it with you without piling on the dishes first thing in the morning! This blender is compact, unlike other conventional blenders and the pitcher doubles as a travel cup complete with sippy style lid.

Java if you must:


Single-serve coffee makers are all the rage! The Hamilton Beach Flex-brew single-serve coffee maker is really great because it takes both k-cups OR you can use the handy single-serve cup that’s included and brew your favourite coffee right at home. 

Ice, ice, baby!

Did you know: You can brew iced coffee right with your single-cup brewer by brewing it slowly over ice. Add sugar and milk to taste. You can add more ice or pop it in the freezer for a few minutes to get your desired coldness. 
You can also blend ice cubes, coffee, milk and your desired amount of sugar or sweeteners for a homemade iced coffee slush!

You can find my own ice coffee recipe over on Her Real View Blog! 

8/1/19

Disney’s DESCENDANTS 3 IS AVAILABLE ON DISNEY DVD AUGUST 6TH! 


​This highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie continues the contemporary saga of good versus evil as the teenage daughters and sons of Disney’s most infamous villains - - Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay (also known as the villain kids or VKs) -- return to the Isle of the Lost to recruit a new batch of villainous offspring to join them at Auradon Prep. When a barrier breach jeopardizes the safety of Auradon during their departure off the Isle, Mal resolves to permanently close the barrier, fearing that nemeses Uma and Hades will wreak vengeance on the kingdom. Despite her decision, an unfathomable dark force threatens the people of Auradon, and it’s up to Mal and the VKs to save everyone in their most epic battle yet.



Win it! 

Win a copy of Disney’s Descendants 3 by filling out the ballot below! Must be 18+ Canadian residents only! Ballot closes on August 10th, 12:00AM EST. One winner will be drawn at random to win a copy of Disney’s Descendants on DVD! 

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*DVD provided to us for review. All comments and opinions on this blog are those of the author*

7/26/19

*Thanks StickerKid for sending us complimentary labels for review! Opinions are those of #AMEblog.*

Summertime is the season for fun! Family outings to the beach, sleep-away camp for the older kids and sleepovers at grandmas house; things will go missing. It's inevitable when you have kids. 

How many things have gone missing over the years? I’ve since lost count. Even us adults will misplace our items more times than I care to admit.



One thing I find does help is personalized labels. The kids like decorating their items with them which gives them a sense of uniqueness and can make the item feel more special with their name on a fancy sticker. Not to mention if they DO lose them in a setting like camp or grandmas house, they’ll know who the item belongs to. 

StickerKid sent us some personalized samplers to check out and we just love them. They’re no more expensive than other personalized sticker brands and they have more options when it comes to colors, fonts and emoji/graphics you can use on them. 



It’s easy to get started to order by visiting the site, choosing the labels or bundle you want, customizing it to your liking and checking out to pay! The shipping came from Europe and took only about two weeks; plenty of time to order for the remainder of the summer or back to school time! I know I’m starting to get organized early! 



I chose black/white with funny emojis for my teen, pink/purple with piggies for my youngest and red/angry birds for my tween son. 



StickerKid labels are durable, washing machine and dishwasher safe. 
Check out StickerYou for your kids next adventure! You won’t be disappointed! 
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7/25/19

Products provided for this review by the mentioned brand. Opinions and comments are those of the blogger.

Summertime has its moments where the kids just feel bored despite the activities and ideas we give them. It happens, they’re kids. Instead of sitting in front of a device or tv like zombies, I’ve been encouraging my kids (like it or not) to get outside for most if not all day. Not only does it keep them from annoying each other (and us) inside but it’s also a chance to get some fresh air, exercise and spend some quality time together!

Since they are getting a bit old for playing at the park or wading pool, we have been collecting a variety of outdoor toys for the whole family to enjoy like bubbles, the trampoline and water blasters!

ZING brings us new outdoor toys for older kids (and even grownups) with the HyperStrike Bow and Arrow set and the ZAX Throwing Axe!


Now, before anyone gets up in arms these toys are made of plastic and foam, they are in NO way dangerous so any age (5+) can play with them!



HyperStrike gives kids a chance to try their hand at archery. It comes with the bow and four foam ended launch arrows. The arrows whistle when you shoot them into the air from the bow. Super easy to use even if you’ve never shot a bow and arrow set in your life! My teen and I were having fun in our back yard shooting the arrows into our trampoline, using the back netting as our “bullseye” for points! With a little imagination, you can have a ton of fun with the simplest things! 


ZAX Ax is made of foam with suction cups at the end. Set up a flat (preferably glossy) surface (like an old board or tabletop or any flat surface), toss the ZAX with a little muscle and see if you can hit your target! 

Both of these can be found at the ZING toys online shop. HyperStrike is under $40 while ZAX is under $20. 

Have fun! 

7/12/19

We were given the opportunity to sample this album for review purposes. Opinions and comments are those of the author. 
Music and I go well together, it has been one thing I love. It's there for the good times and there for the bad times. Music can help you heal, grow and discover. As parents, we have always had music in our home; the kids enjoy their own styles of music as they are getting older but one thing they heard growing up, from my "CD" collection was Backstreet Boys

I was the biggest fangirl in my teen years; I even had the chance to see them in concert ONCE, even if the seats were so far the guys looked tiny on stage, they put on an amazing show and always released great music *they still do!*. I would love to be able to see them in concert again someday! 

Anyway, this post isn't about the BSB, well, at least not all of them...

You may know him as a Backstreet Boy but did you know Howie D is releasing a family album?

Now, married with a family of his own, BSB Howie D is branching out making music for the whole family with his new upcoming album "Which One Am I"!



"When I started writing these songs with Tor Hyams and veteran Broadway performer Lisa St. Lou, it became clear that together they revealed my own story," Howie says of the inspiration and hilarity that went into writing both the album and the musical.

If you're in the US area, check out the musical debuting soon HERE


"These songs are about a kid who conquers a myriad of his own fears and learns to accept himself for the unique person he really is."

"Which One Am I?" features 12 fun songs including the first hit single "No Hablo Español"! The accompanying video for "No Hablo Español" is a real family affair. Howie D's ten-year-old son, James, plays a younger version of Howie, while Howie's mom, Paula, plays her own mother, the song's "abuelita." Howie himself makes a cameo as a guitar player!

All videos for the Which One Am I? project were shot in collaboration with Full Sail University, whose innovative programs in the arts have long been supported by Howie D.

Listen and watch the official video for "No Hablo Español" below!



"The goal of Which One Am I? is to remind people that no matter what they're going through, they can emerge victoriously," says Howie D. "I especially want kids who listen to the music to come away knowing that everything that happens teaches you how to develop into the person you were meant to be."

I had a smile when I was checking out the songs especially “Which One Am I”, if you’re a BSB fan, it’ll be your new favorite jam! Great values and great music make this album one you’ll want to add to your families music collection!

Which One Am I? is now available at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers! 

Learn more about Howie D. and all the great work he does on his official website www.howied.net

6/28/19

Looking for a fun afternoon or evening out with family, friends or even a date night?


Take them out to the ballgame this summer with Ottawa Champions baseball! I had the opportunity to experience the fun at RCGT (Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton) Park this past weekend with a group of fellow influencers when the Ottawa Champions took on the Quebec Capitales. Although our homeboys didn’t win, it was a really fun night! One of the ladies in our group won the "diamond dig" contest, congrats again Andrea! 


The 2019 baseball season has already begun! You can check out tickets and schedule on the official Ottawa Champions website


Regular tickets are only $15 a seat or you could go all out in a VIP suite like we did. There are special events on special days like ladies nights, discount wings, $5 Big Rig beer, 50/50 draws, contests (like the diamond dig) and fireworks show on Saturday nights! You can also show your support by picking up some Ottawa Champions merchandise at the gift shop! 


Win or lose, getting out to a ball game gives you an opportunity to get some fresh air, relax, laugh and have some fun while you enjoy some good old fashioned baseball. 


Huge thanks to Lyne of @OttawaMommyClub for the opportunity for a fun night out with friends to see the Ottawa Champions play!