@TeddyOutReady: July 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Join Favorite Characters in Brand-New Looney Tunes Rabbits Run DVD Release

This summer Warner Bros. Home Entertainment prepared a wonderful treat for all Looney Tunes fans and we are excited to share this amazing news. Be ready to join adventures of Bugs Bunny and friends in the world famous cities in new full-length movie Looney Tunes Rabbits Run.
Looney Tunes Rabbits Run

What happens when Bugs Bunny becomes embroiled in a scheme surrounding the invention of a highly-sought after invisibility spray? The result is a mad-cap adventure set in New York City and Paris titled Looney Tunes Rabbits Run. This brand-new, original animated film will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment August 4, 2015.

In Looney Tunes Rabbits Run, Bugs Bunny is a New York City cabbie who picks up the beautiful but bumbling perfume salesgirl, Lola Bunny, after she’s lost her job at a department store. Bugs, who drives Lola home from work in his taxi, has no idea he’s about to embark on the longest ride of his life! In her spare time, Lola is an amateur perfume maker who’s convinced one day she’ll concoct the world’s most beautiful fragrance and sell it to the House of Moufette in Paris. Unbeknownst to Bugs, Lola, in one of her attempts to create the next big fragrance, has inadvertently invented an invisibility spray, and now the whole world is on their tails to steal her precious concoction! On the run to Paris, Bugs and Lola must outsmart everyone from government officials, to Lola’s greedy department store boss, Giovanni and even Yosemite Sam, all of whom are after Lola’s “scent-sational” invisibility spray. Will Bugs help Lola thwart the bad guys and help her realize her dream of launching her own signature fragrance line?

It’s a heart-stopping, looney adventure that animation fans won’t want to miss! Joining Bugs and Lola is a lineup of favorite Looney Tunes characters including Speedy Gonzalez, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn and many others.

“Bugs Bunny is an enduring character with timeless appeal, who is loved by generations of fans. We’re excited to offer this wonderful new film,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “Looney Tunes Rabbits Run is a clever, entertaining new story that’s perfect for family viewing.”

To celebrate this release, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment offers one lucky Teddy Out Ready reader the chance to win a copy of Looney Tunes Rabbits Run DVD. The giveaway is open to US residents only, no P.O. Boxes please, and ends August 15, 2015.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Gurin Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor BPM-110 with EasyFit Cuff #AutomaticBloodPressureMonitor

Gurin selection of products are impressive high quality medical devices, and we were convinced when tried ones for our family. Getting accurate picture of blood pressure gives a whole picture of your health and alerts about changes you need to make in your lifestyle. Living with high blood pressure is not easy and it should be taken into consideration.

Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor

Every family with members over 50 years old should have Blood Pressure Monitor, due to high risk of cardiovascular disease which increases with age. Our grandmother experiences a high blood pressure and it affects her life a lot. She measures her blood pressure almost every day and gets her the result she needs to know and act accordingly. Accurate measurement is very important.

Easy to use BPM-110 Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor makes blood pressure very comfortable and fast. It consists of a cuff and a large digital panel. The cuff is easy to fit, it is also have a picture how to place it and indicators with arrows and OK sign that you place your hand properly. There are few buttons on the screen panel, Start which turns on and off the monitor. After the measurement is completed the device records it, you can check back up to 60 recorded measurements by pressing M button. There is also a date and time set up feature and an alarm clock to remind it is time to check.

If you or members of your family need to monitor your blood pressure along with keeping a record of past blood pressure readings then BPM-110 Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor is a good choice. This product is specifically designed for people who suffer from heart and blood pressure and it is pretty affordable, around $35 on Amazon.
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Martin's Fantasy Island, Grand Island, New York - Wonderful Amusement Park for the Whole Family Giveaway CAN

Martins Fantasy Island

Our family is a frequent visitor of the local theme parks and even have season passes to Canada’s Wonderland. The biggest problem is that Canada’s Wonderland is always overcrowded during week-ends and you have to spend significant portion of the day in lines for different rides and shows. This constraint encourages us to plan our visits early in the morning, close to end of the day or during unsettled weather.

Martin's Fantasy Island

We were exited to learn that there is another amusement park in driving distance for day trip - Martin's Fantasy Island. It’s located in the middle of Grand Island, New York just few kilometers from the Clifton Hill on Niagara Falls through Rainbow Bridge and Canada - US border and has more than 50 years of history and traditions. We went there on hot Saturday morning and spend just about 10 minutes on the border waiting for our turn to get to US. In another 10 minutes we reached the park.

Martin's Fantasy Island offers four unique shows through the day, Water Park, Thrill Rides, Kiddie Land and Miniature Golf. There are a lot of cafés with a good quality food and concession stands throughout the park were you can find beverages, cotton candy, candy apples, popcorn, hot dogs, nachos and ice cream. There are few souvenir shops with good variety of items to choose from. What we liked a lot that there are not too many people in the park. The longest line to the ride was within ten minutes and many of them you can take without any waiting time.

When we visit any theme park we are trying to watch its shows to get idea what that park is about. Shows reveal the soul of the park and build connection between us and that particular place.

Golden Nugget

First show we watched was “Golden Nugget Saloon Show”. It is western saloon show inside the Golden Nugget Saloon in Western Town and filled with lots of country music singing and foot-stomping dancing. This show has two different alternating shows, is performed four times daily and can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

Martins FI Shows

Second show is “Wild West Shoot-Out” features some of the roughest, toughest cowboys. We watched as the Marshall and Calamity Jane fight off the bad guys as the Old West comes to life in the streets of Westerntown! It is interactive show and Teddy was given a gun to “shoot” a bad guy and got complimentary DVD with best Shoot-Out shows of the last 50 years. It was interesting to know that some of the actors played in the show 50 years ago and compare them then and now. There are four different live shows per day.

Another show called “Pirates of Fantasy” and more interesting for younger children. It is fearless action adventure on the high seas. There are two shows daily at the Midway Theater. Last show is a Puppet show. Four different shows filled with loveable characters performed daily inside Basgetti's Restaurant. We enjoyed our puppet show, it was very kind and moving performance. Showtimes for shows are scheduled in a way that you can watch them one by one and just need to reserve a time during the day for it.

Martins FI Rides

After watching shows we had a lunch in “Boopers” and took few rides. Antique Cars, Bumper Cars, Tilt-A-Whirl, Carousel, Slide and Rock-n-Roll Teddy liked the most. There are a lot of rides for teenagers and adults in the park. It was a very hot summer afternoon when we finally reached Water Park. That place was crowded and we realised where all people hid. We rode thrilling Water Slides, took relaxing Lazy River few times and swam in enormous Wave Pool. Teddy also spent some time in Dinosaur Pool enjoying water fountains.

Martins FI

After Water Park we took Iron Horse Train ride and saw some parts of the park that didn’t see before. We made a stop in Kiddie Land and Teddy tried Magic Ring and Doggy Dog Coaster. We also bought some souvenirs in “The Western Shop”.

Sleeping Giant

We’ll come back for sure. The park slogan is “Spend the day … not a fortune!” and with day admission from $15.95 to $27.95 US it is true. In the rest of 2015 park is open every day except Monday until September 7th and on week-ends only from September 12th to 20th. It has something that you will remember for a long time.

And that's not all, we have very exciting news for our Canadian readers, a chance to experience the fun, shows, thrills  and rides of  Martin's Fantasy Island for themselves.  One lucky Teddy Out Ready reader will win Martin's Fantasy Island prize pack which includes five day admission tickets for the 2015 season, five food vouchers and a $50 gas card. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck!

Please note that the park is located in US and visitors need to have valid travel documents to cross the border and pay required duties. 

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Get Soothing & Relieving Massage with SantaMedical Kneading Massager Cushion #KneadingMassagerCushion

A while ago I had a spa retreat at Ritz Carlton in Toronto, and one of the services I had chosen was neck and back massage. It was really good and brought so much relief to stiff muscles due to my sitting at the computer desk almost all my adult life. I thought it would be great to have a massage therapy more often. While I already saw on the market some massaging chairs, they are fantastic, even my auntie has one, but I think they take much space to use them at home and they are quite expensive.

SantaMedical Kneading Massager Cushion

Recently I had a chance to try SantaMedical Kneading Massager Cushion. It looks thin and lightweight (what I like) but it is also very powerful. This Kneading Massager Cushion is easy to set up, simply attach it to the chair at home or office using special elastic band. It can also be used in a car using special accessories included to the set.

This device is designed based on shiatsu massage mechanism and provides a relaxing kneading massage whenever you need it thanks to its portability and weight. Kneading Massager Cushion can be used not only for your neck, shoulders and back muscles, but also on legs and hands. I use the Kneading Massager Cushion for my back and our grandfather like it to get a relaxing massage on his hands and abdomen, this massager is so versatile in usage.

The SantaMedical Kneading Massager Cushion offers two modes: rotating and spot massage using two automated programs which you can switch to get clockwise and anti-clockwise movement. It delivers not only a quality massage but also saves you time because you can use it when watching TV, working at your desk, driving a car, talking over a phone etc.

Overall, we like SantaMedical Kneading Massager Cushion a lot and recommend it to everyone, the price is very good, around $40 on Amazon, what makes a perfect gift almost to anyone who has tired muscles and needs a relaxing massage even from time to time.
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Allay Menstrual Pain Therapy #myallay

If you ever feel pain associated with period, cramps, bloating and swelling then you should check Allay®. Allay® Menstrual Pain Relief Therapy is a safe, drug-free solution to discomfort associated with menstruation.

Allay

Allay® Menstrual Pain Relief Device looks like a heat pad an oval shape with a microchip, it is designed to emit low-level energy impulses which quickly relieve inflammation and pain, providing comfort and supporting natural healing. If you have endometriosis then the pain can be really strong and lasts for few days. While most of my friends do not tend to share this delicate topic, only noting that you are a women you can experience temporary discomfort due to period and it is pretty normal. If a pain is a result of endometriosis and it continues to grow, you may not feel much pain at first, but later it can hold you from doing regular activities and be dangerous to your health. Allay® takes menstrual pain very seriously and their device is very effective in reducing and eliminating the pain at all.

The device I received consists of a wire loop placed into the pouch; a small electric current is being passed through. When you activate a device on top, and place the pouch on your skin, magnetic field impulses flow into your tissue and activate the cells in the swollen tissue. Activated cells pump fluid out of tissue what reduces bloating, swelling and pain.

While it is possible to wear the device during the whole period time, I found that I need it only for few hours to relieve the pain. I like how easily and fast the device treats the affected area, reduces an inflammation and increase the blood flow.

For more information please visit company web site, you can also check the results of Allay® Clinical Study.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

One-second Reading Infrared Family Ear Thermometer from Gurin #InfraredFamilyEarThermometer

The Infrared Ear Thermometer gets a one second reading with beep by measuring the infrared heat inside the ear. It is perfect in case you need to get fast and accurate results.

Infrared Ear Thermometer

Recently we had an opportunity to try Infrared Family Ear Thermometer from Gurin. This compact and one-button device works fast to take body temperature for the whole family. The thermometer does not require disposable prove covers, simply use alcohol swab before and after use. Gurin’s Infrared Family Ear Thermometer gives accurate results, we tested and compared it with other thermometers.

This Infrared Family Ear Thermometer is pretty small (about a wrist size) and light-weight, that’s why I think kids are not scared when someone approaches them to measure body temperature. It is also perfect for travelling since the thermometer does not occupy much space and has a good quality cover cap to protect the sensor tip. The thermometer has a large LCD display which shows all the information. The icons on the screen indicate if the temperature measured is outside the operating range (93.2F to 109.4F). We also like symbols on the screen, featuring the temperature indicators, where a smiling face means that a body temperature is within the appropriate range, lower than 100.4F and a frowning face symbol alerts that the body temperature is equal or higher 100.4F.

Gurin Infrared Ear Thermometer

Overall, Gurin Infrared Ear Thermometer is great quality product and affordable too, you can get it for only $29.95 on Amazon.ca. My only concern that the thermometer gives Fahrenheit readings only, would be nice to get Celsius measurement too.
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Very Healthy Spiral Vegetable Slicer #veryhealthy

We like making different shapes with food, various funny characters and decorate our plates before lunch and dinner. When I first saw The Very Healthy Spiral Slicer, it looked like a very interesting kitchen tool; I was wondering if it needs much hand work to make all those funny spiral noodles, since it does not require electricity to work. To my surprise when I tried to use it to make zucchini noodles it was very easy and fast.

Spiral Slicer

We love eating veggies and make different salads but our boy after he started solids not much into vegetable world except may be cucumbers and carrots. We decided to make cucumber noodles and see how he reacts to it. I think he liked how funny cucumber looked on a plate and now we create different dishes using Very Healthy Spiral Slicer. You can make them look like waves of the ocean, clouds, colorful hair or anything your imagination can come up to. Kids love them so much and I think they forget that these are veggies they do not like and consider those noodles as a part of the play.

The Very Healthy Spiral Slicer has two sides to use to create noodles of different thickness. A top lid helps to hold a veggie and avoid getting your fingers into the slicer. Very Healthy Spiral Slicer is dishwasher safe and can be easily cleaned with a little brush included to the set. Last week we have relatives who visited us and we treated them with one of the recipes found in The Very Healthy Spiral Slicer mini book. We prepared Zucchini Pasta with Basil Walnut Pesto, tasted really nice especially with fresh basil.

Very Healthy Spiral Slicer

The size of  Spiral Slicer is quite small, so that it easily fit any kitchen, you can also take it with you when go for a road trip as we did when went to the cottage.

For more information please visit Varietyland online, you can also check Very Healthy Spiral Slicer on The Very Healthy Spiral Slicer . Now the sale price for the slicer is $18.95 which also includes a e-book with 20 healthy recipes.

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2 in 1 Professional Clinical RY230 Large LCD Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer #NonContactInfraredThermometer

Children are getting sick very often. From cold and flu to stomach irritations and viruses, teething and other conditions no matter what season of the year we have, kids always need to have their body temperature measured properly.

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We have a very good ear thermometer and it works just fine, except the situations when we want to take our kid’s temperature during nights or when he sleeps and do not want to disturb him. Recently we had a chance to try 2 in 1 Professional Clinical RY230 Large LCD Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer. I like that the thermometer is non-contact to measure the body temperature, very useful when our kid is sleeping without waking him up. With little babies and toddlers this thermometer has many great features; children cannot be quiet even for a second to take their temperature and this Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer gives speedy results on a big LCD digital screen. The measuring distance is 3-5cm.

As for accuracy we tested the body temperature using two thermometers, the both show pretty much same results. I like that the data displayed in Celsius and Fahrenheit, since I am more into getting the data in Celsius and my folks in Fahrenheit. There are three modes to measure what was new to us, this Thermometer can take the temperature not only body, but also a room and a surface. It is very important because during hot day your body temperature can be higher than normal and if a room is air-conditioned, the way you feel is not stating that you have a fever but just need to adjust to an existing environment.

Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer

2 in 1 Professional Clinical RY230 Large LCD Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer is equally can be used for both children and adults. Besides measuring body and room temperature you can use this thermometer to take surface temperature. It is great for some objects in the kitchen like plates and cups to make sure children do not touch them, or in a car where temperature inside can go up easily on a hot day making it dangerous not only for kids but adults too. 2 in 1 Professional Clinical RY230 Large LCD Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer has a feature when the temperature goes too high, the auto alarm turns on. You can also do not need to remember what temperature was few hours or days ago as this thermometer records the last 32 measurements.

Overall, 2-in-1 Professional Clinical Large LCD Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer is a great product for the whole family, easy to use and quick with results. It is light-weight (4.8 oz) and conveniently designed to fit your hand. For more information about the product, please visit company web site. You also check them on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca, the price is very affordable for this quality product, around $40.
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Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Second City Vampire Campfire Show in #Toronto

School's out for summer and children get more opportunities to explore and learn something new. From travelling, camps, events and shows there are lots of things to do during summer time. Last week we had an opportunity to see The Second City Vampire Campfire show in Toronto. It turned out we attended the show exactly after spending a week at the cottage where we had a campfire almost every day.

Vampire Campfire

Teddy and our grandparents were excited to see the live show. I can tell you that Vampire Campfire is interesting and fun; nothing can beat interactive live performance with catchy songs and dances. Even the music you hear mostly played by a pianist with some additional sound effects.

The story of Vampire Campfire is about five monster families which decide to send their children to a remedial camp where their kids can finally become real monsters. Children are given assignments (it seems I sound like a school but not that much) to engage into activities. But the training goes far beyond the regular camp time, when the industrial villain decides to cut all the trees including the ones at the camp and make the entire world flat. It is time to take some monstrous transformations, use the skills and show everyone who the real monsters are.

Vampire Campfire show The Second City

The Second City theatre is very cozy inside and has a good sound. We like how interactive the show is, there is never been a single boring moment. Lots of kids were at the show we attended and they actively aired some interesting phrases and commented to support the performance. You can also hear some Toronto related jokes, what a comedy show without that!

Overall, Vampire Campfire is a fantastic show to see for the whole family; you will get the real taste of the live comedy performance and enjoy it to the fullest. The show takes place on Wednesday and Thursdays at 1:00pm at 51 Mercer Street in Toronto. Vampire Campfire is recommended for families with kids ages 4 - 13 and lasts until September 3rd. Tickets are $14 and family 4-packs are $45.

The Second City Entrance The Second City Theatre
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Superheroes Getting Tiny, Is it an Evolution? #AntMan

The ability to shrink to the size of ant is incredible, imagine how many things you can do being a small size. Not sure if I would love to but new Marvel superhero movie Ant-Man gives an overview what you can do when shrinking to the size of an insect and back simply by wearing a special costume.

AntMan

The story of Ant-Man starts with release from jail of Scott Lang, who mastered to steal an amount of money from a bad guy what caught attention of Dr.Hank Pym, a scientist played by Michael Douglas. Dr. Pym who initially created Ant-Man suit tries to protect it and do not let his research get into malicious hands. Unfortunately, Hank Pym’s student, protégé and a pretty good scientist Darren Cross developed his own Ant Man suit and eager to sell it for big bucks to the military. Knowing how much trouble and chaos can bring the mass production of ant man costumes, Dr.Hank Pym offers Scott Lang to join him in the efforts of saving the shrinking suits technology against using for military purposes. In this journey Scott Lang learns a lot about minuscule world, rules of tiny creatures and great teamwork including how to communicate with other ants and insects.

Marvel AntMan

The movie is full of witty jokes and funny moments, which smoothly match the flow leaving you with good feelings. Have to mention a group of Scott Lang friends played by David Dastmalchian, Michael Peña and the rapper T.I., these three buddies are so amusing; when they gather together means let the fun begin. Superheroes meet other superheroes, so get ready to see familiar Avenger building and encounter with one of them.

Our favorite part is the fight between Ant-Man and villain Darren Cross in Scott Lang’s little daughter toy land when they ride a little train, throw wagons and do other things. It was funny to see how two grown-ups fight among toys and finally, when huge Thomas the Tank Engine shows up on front yard.

Marvel’s Ant-Man hits theatres July 17th.
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ontario Welcomes Our Daily Red #ODRCanada

Kurt Lorenzi

Last week was quite busy for us but we could not miss attending Our Daily Red wine tasting event in Toronto. After the morning filled with performances, organic and vegan wine was exactly what we needed to celebrate bright and hot summer day.

Our Daily Red from California launched in select LCBO locations across Ontario this June. On July 9, in the afternoon we joined Our Daily Red wine and food tasting at Summerhill LCBO where the Our Daily Red own winemaker Kurt Lorenzi introduced his red wine and answered all our questions. It was nice to learn from professionals and meet other people who love red wine. At the event there was a vintage mobile wine bar set up, making it convenient and easy to serve customers. Our wine tasting was not full without delicious food, pairing organic wine with organic goodies was an amazing experience, thanks to The Healthy Butcher canapé.

Canape Wine Tasting

This USDA certified organic, vegan, gluten-free and without any preservatives wine is now available for purchase for $13.95. Inspired by Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, as you see on the bottle, Our Daily Red brings a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Ruby Cabernet and Carignan grapes. The vineyards around California’s Central Valley, where warm weather and well-drained soils, make organic winegrowing very successful. Since red wine contains a number of antioxidants which protect your heart, fight aging signs and bring many other health benefits, drinking one or two glasses of Our Daily Red each day can be very beneficial. Our seniors, who are leading a health-conscious life style, noticed a difference in Our Daily Red, it may not taste like regular red wine but it does not irritate the stomach and does not give a strong headache. It is always great to try different types of wine to see the difference.

Our Daily Red wine Sign Our Daily Red

We often use red wine not only for drinking but also in our recipes, Our Daily Red is a perfect fit for any dish which require red wine or may be it is time to come up with special Our Daily Red recipes.

The event was fantastic and we left taking with us some Californian warmth and fruits aromas knowing that we still have almost half of the summer to enjoy with a glass of wine in hand.
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