Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lightning McQueen’s Canadian Road Trip in Toronto This Weekend #Cars3

Lightning McQueen Toronto

Lightning McQueen’s Canadian Road Trip is officially in Toronto this weekend. Fans of Disney·Pixar’s beloved "Cars" franchise have an opportunity to see a life-size lookalike of the five-time Piston-Cup champion. Lightning McQueen’s Canadian Road Trip Turbo Charged by Canadian Tire already visited Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and continue hits the road making pit stops at eight cities across Canada in total.  The cross-country tour started in Vancouver on April 29th and wraps up in Halifax on June 17th, all in celebration of the release of Disney·Pixar’s new movie "Cars 3" on June 16.

Throughout the road trip, Lightning McQueen’s life-size replica stationed at select Canadian Tire locations in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto(this weekend) and heading to Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.   
Lightning McQueen Canadian Road

At each location, racing fans have the chance to have their photo taken with the life-size character car, plus test their motor skills at a remote control racecar track.  In addition, Disney Channel will be hosting a Kids’ Activity Pit Stop area with free "Cars 3" arts and crafts for visitors.

We had a chance to visit first Toronto stop of the tours, a life-size Lightning McQueen is amazing. Cars movie fans gather long before the opening to take photos with Lightning McQueen.

Lightning McQueen’s Canadian Road Trip Turbo Charged by Canadian Tire Schedule:
  • Toronto
    May 27 – Canadian Tire at 1019 Sheppard Avenue E, North York
    May 28 – Canadian Tire at 7650 Markham Road, Markham 
  • Ottawa
    June 3 – Canadian Tire at 8181 Campeau Drive, Kanata
    June 4 – Canadian Tire at 3910 Innes Road, Orleans • 
  • Montreal
    June 6 – Canadian Tire at 16821 Trans-Canada Highway, Kirkland
    June 7 – Canadian Tire at 115 Boulevard Brien, Repentigny
    June 9-11 – Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival 
  • Halifax
    June 17 – Canadian Tire at 30 Lamont Terrace, Dartmouth
    June 18 – Canadian Tire at 150 Damascus Road, Bedford
National tour will cross the finish line in Halifax on the opening weekend of Disney·Pixar’s “Cars 3”.

About new upcoming "Cars3" movie:
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage! Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2“), produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short) and co-produced by Andrea Warren (“LAVA” short), “Cars 3” cruises into theatres on June 16, 2017.
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Not All Treasure Silver & Gold! Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Now In Theaters #PiratesLife

Dead Men Tell No Tales

We like pirate stories very much and were excited about all-new Disney release "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales". New generation comes to show their talents and skills, apply what they learned at school, from parents and coaches. In this story when fathers get into the trouble and have no hope to get back to their families only children have enough courage and willingness to find what no one ever saw and experienced. I watched all five Pirates of the Caribbean movies and noticed how people age, kids grow up, but only Jack Sparrow remains the same for decades.

While being everyone's antihero, in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" Jack Sparrow is the most important person. Everyone is looking for him, including deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar. These sailors were locked in the Devil's Triangle by Jack Sparrow and his team. A headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy Henry is also eager to find Jack Sparrow to save his dad from the ocean spell. Under quite adventurous circumstances, Jack teams up with Henry and a brilliant and beautiful scientist Carina Smyth to get to the legendary Trident of Poseidon and solve ocean mysteries.

Dead Men Tell No Tales

The movie is loaded with spectacular battles, warrior ships and scenes of furious ocean. Ghost sailors are chasing the ships and ghost sharks are swimming to catch people. It is a great combination of comedy and adventure to experience with characters. There are lots of passionate intentions along with strong wishes to reach, to save and to find. Captain Salazar is determined to destroy all the pirates, Henry wants to get his dad back and skeptical and practical Carina wishes to solve the mystery. Only Jack wants to avoid all hassles and just enjoy his life.

The movie probably can be scary for young kids, but overall if you like pirates "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is truly enjoyable. Though some characters only show up for few moments, I think the number of pirates, spells and adventures are quite high.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" now playing in theatres across Canada.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Max Returns & Ready for Adventures in New Action-Packed Movie Max 2

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.

Max2 Movie

The story-line is changed, only Max remains the same brave dog ready to serve and save people. First Max movie was quite serious one with the hero war dog who lost his friend and later tried to save owner's family. Kids were teenagers who became adult in one day realizing that life is more serious than just seeing video games.

New story about Max comes to a new level - protect family of the US president. Max is assigned to serve in US president's Secret Service. Being a child of the president is not easy, and TJ, son of US president and Alex, daughter of Russian president Vladimir Bragov, know that quite well. They do not have close friends and always under surveillance of protective guards. When Max arrives to the White House, TJ easily makes friends with the dog and together they try to solve some mysteries.

Max 2 movie is intended for younger kids and can be described as a family friendly comedy to laugh and have fun. Families of US and Russian presidents spend days at the camp near the river where they try to learn more about each other and negotiate new agreement between two countries. Two presidents show their skills in riding, rafting and other activities. The families also try to impress each other with culinary creations from each country, so eating borscht and sandwiches are taking place, not without stomach pain.
Max 2

While villains try to confuse everyone, bad guys' intentions were bravely solved by Max. He is first to help and rescue children when they are in danger. The movie has lots of funny moments and interesting turnarounds. The dog and kids play great in the film, we like how well they get along with each other. Overall, it is a nice movie suitable for everyone, a comedy about family, kids, a dog and bad guys.

Max 2 movie is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD from Warner Bros.Home Entertainment.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Infinity Jars To Preserve Freshness, Aroma, Taste & Quality #household

Infinity Jars Kitchen Bottles
I was looking long time for airtight containers to keep my herbs fresh. Our herbs garden brings decent harvest during spring and summer, often more than we are able to consume. We try to save some for fall and winter to enjoy our dishes and add some favorite flavors to them. After some search I came across Infinity jars. They carry a whole range of glass Jars, Kitchen Bottles, Apothecary Items and cosmetic bottles. Infinity Jars are not just regular containers, their jars are designed to preserve freshness, protect against light rays using Ultraviolet Light Filtering Technology and provide airtight seal. The jars are made from special pigmented deep violet glass created to block harmful rays and extent the shelf life of goodies you keep in them.

My order included 4 jars, two of them I used for spices, one for a lotion and Apothecary jar for a berry mix.

Infinity Jars Apothecary

I like the option to keep our just picked from the garden herbs fresh along with trial mix, homemade granola and seasoning mixes we make from time to time. While first what comes to mind is food, herbs and pantry items to keep in Infinity Jars to preserve the freshness, these containers are perfect for cosmetics and apothecary. The jars are ideal for keeping DIY lotions, creams, masks and soaps, as they protect contents against not only damaging light but also preserve aroma and freshness. There is an option to use pump or screw top designs for your creations.

From design perspective, I think these jars look absolute luxury. They can stand on top of your counters or kept inside the pantry. They look very stylish and functional in their purpose. If you check Infinity jars, you cans see that all products conveniently split by categories, so you choose what kinds of jars you need and what size to get.

Infinity Jars

I decided to take items from different categories and I think it was a good idea to try them for different purposes. Now I think I need my variety pack but in different sizes to meet my need in keeping food, cosmetics and some handmade goods fresh.

For more information about Infinity Jars, their selection of products and designs, please visit their web site. They offer free shipping to USA on orders over $100. The company ships worldwide, please email to sales@infinityjars.com for a custom shipping quote. You also get a cleansing cloth for jars to keep them bright & shiny with every order.

We are excited to partner with Infinity Jars and give away $30 store credit towards purchasing these amazing quality jars. The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents and ends June 2, 2017. Good Luck!

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Chirp! Chirp! Adorable Little Live Pets Surprise Chick Toys

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We have almost all Little Live Pets ever released and always impressed how real these animal toys look and act. I know these are just toys but our kids can recognize Little Live Pets almost in every store with excitement "These are Little Live Pets!!!"

One of the most recent additions to the Little Live Pets family is Surprise Chick toys. These are chick toys which can hatch from their eggs pretty quick. You do not know which chick will hatch for you, it is a surprise. It can be Patty The Party Chick, Blossy The Daisy Chick, Tilly The Dancing Chick, Beacky The Rainbow Chick, Henny Penny The Sunny Chick or the very rare limited edition Lucky Clucky golden chick. They can sing, move and they are totally cute.

Surprise chicks toys

We had a chance to play with two toys: Surprise Chick House which has one egg & chick inside the house and one Surprise Chick. Since we did not know who was going to hatch, Teddy really wanted Golden Chick to be among our toys. We did not hatch Lucky Clucky but we got absolutely adorable Blossy and Henny Penny. They hop around on their legs and their beaks open and close when they are singing.

Little Live Pets Surprise Chicks

The best thing they can hatch over and over again, so you can invite your friends and show them how these little chicks. You can hear a chick chirping inside the egg, then the egg breaks and a little birdie shows up. The shell not technically breaks, it just fell apart and you can see a chick inside. A birdie moves around, sings and it has lovely cheeks. We call our birdies chicks with cute cheeks, they are so adorable. Surprise Chick House is very convenient to keep chicks safe and carry with you. You can carry the House anywhere with you, Teddy takes it with chicks to our playground and backyard to play with them. There is a wall you can fold down when playing and up when carry the house or keep toys safe inside the house.

We have real budgie birds and love playing with toy birds. It nice to see so many similarities Little Live Pets toys to real birds. Teddy liked playing with Blossy & Henny Penny, now he wants to find golden Lucky Clucky so we planning a trip to a toy store to find one.

Little Live Pets Surprise

Little Live Pets: Surprise Chicks toys range in price from $19.99 - $39.99 and are appropriate for ages five and up. Batteries included.

We are excited to to giveaway Surprise Chick toy to one our lucky Canadian reader. For your chance simply fill the form below. The giveaway ends June 1st, 2017. Good Luck!

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

They Are Back on May 16 - #Digimon Adventure Tri: Reunion

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Six years passed since that summer camp adventures when a group of pre-teens found Digimon and crossed over to the Digital World. Digimon stands for "Digital Monsters", and these monsters live in the "DigiWorld". Each child befriended a Digimon so that together they can explore the digital world, fight bad monsters and learn more about each other. Besides adventures in the Digital World, Digimon turns out quite smart in helping to resolve some real, down to earth issues kids experience during school year, at home and with other people. It was great time for young children spent with Digimon at summer camp along with the epic battles between DigiDestines and MaloMyotismon. But at some point, the gates to the Digital World closed and the connection to Digimon is lost. The days continue to pass, children grow and now they enter High School. Their digital adventures seem more like childish dreams and fantasies until one day when bad monster Kuwagamon shows up in the center of the city and starts to destroy everything around.
Digimon Reunion

Digimon Adventure Tri: Reunion is Digimon's first feature-length movie since 2000 and has already delighted audiences and loyal fans across Japan. This highly sought-after film reunites the characters and original cast from the classic series and picks up where the beloved DIGIMON Adventure 2002 series ended. In this release high school students reunite again to protect their real world against bad monsters. While time passed since their first encounter with Digimon in the digital world, children grew up and face new challenges at school, personal life and their families. They have to deal with difficult exams, demanding teachers, family members, rivalry and many other situations taking place in busy teen lives. But the most important they have to find out why the gates to "DigiWorld" become open again.

Taichi, Yamato, Sora, Koshiro, Mimi, Joe, Takeru and Hikari meet with their Digimon and now in real world, in their city Odaiba to fight and protect. We watched with Teddy this movie together. The beginning of the movies was a bit too much with that never ending song "Di-di-gi-mon" so I was almost ready to give up watching it, but after it turned out to quite interesting story. Each Digimon has something in common with a child it befriended. Plus every Digimon can change appearance and personality. It was also interesting to see how children collaborate and what problems they face working as a team. I found that it was quite a challenge as each child has own personality, wishes, preferences and responsibilities towards their school and families.

Digimon Tri Reunion

On May 16, 2017, new anime feature Digimon Adventure Tri: Reunion will finally make its debut on DVD and Blu-ray™ combo pack from Shout! Factory.  Each collectible edition features exciting movie presentation (featuring both versions – English voice cast and the original Japanese with English subtitles) and contains insightful bonus content!  Available in stores at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Amazon and iTunes.  
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Children’s Medicines For Cough Relief


It looks like spring outside, however kids are still getting sick a lot during this time of the year. The temperature changes extremely from minus to +15C in one day here in Canada. Even adults cannot adjust to the changes quickly. Let alone kids who waited long time for lovely sunshine and want to play with friends and spend time outside. Often Teddy runs to a playground wearing only a jersey. He is welcoming sun, but in fact it is around 5-10C and sunshine is only the weather's trick. I noticed that we, both adult and children, tend to get sick more often after long cold winter months. Even in summer there are still chances to catch cold and flu.

I had a chance to try Boiron products for adults before, I especially like anti- inflammatory ointments. They work very well for me and trying Stodal was a great way to deal with cough, cold and flu this year. Stodal, designed for kids ages 1 year to 11 years, is a homeopathic medicine used for cold symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, minor sore throat, dry cough and chest congestion. The selection of product to treat cold and flu is not very big for young kids.

Stodal Boiron

Stodal comes in varieties with few flavors. Honey, vanilla & blackberry sugar-free are the ones we used. Teddy tried Stodal Multi-Symptom and actually likes the taste and I like how it works. During couple of months, we used Stodal to fight coughs mostly and it worked pretty well. Coughs were reduced and Teddy felt much better. But we did not notice any improvements in relieving nasal congestion and reducing runny nose.

My advice is to have Cold and Flu product always in your home. When a child suddenly gets sick, start coughing or not feeling well, parents don't need to panic -just give it your child. Stodal comes with convenient measuring cup so you just need to get the right dosage based on age and body weight.

Warm weather is on the way and though we prone to get sick and catch flu or cold much less during summer months, having syrups at home or taking them with you when travelling is a good idea to give children fast relief. For more information about Boiron line of product for children please visit their web site and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
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