@TeddyOutReady: August 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season Giveaway US

The Vampire Diaries remains The CW’s #1 show with young female demos. Fans can get sucked into all 22 one-hour episodes from season six and gorge on nearly two hours of gripping extras — including two brand-new featurettes, episodic audio commentary, the 2014 Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes and a gag reel. The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season will be available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 1, 2015 thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release. Season Six is also available to purchase on Digital HD.

The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries continues its sixth season with more delicious drama to sink your teeth into. In season five, after a passionate summer with Damon, Elena headed to Whitmore College with Caroline, not knowing Bonnie sacrificed her life for Jeremy’s. Meanwhile, Stefan and Caroline’s friendship deepened as they stood up to the Travelers, a nomadic witch tribe driven to strip Mystic Falls of magic and cast out its supernatural residents. In the shocking season finale, Damon, fearing he would lose his loved ones on the crumbling Other Side, made a huge sacrifice to bring them all back — with catastrophic and heartbreaking results. Season six follows the characters’ journey back to each other as they explore the duality of good versus evil inside themselves. Matt Davis reprises his role as Alaric Saltzman, recently returned from The Other Side. Plus, the season will make you misty-eyed as the departure of a major character will turn lives upside down and leave us asking what happened to Mystic Falls.

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 4-disc Blu-ray will feature a Hi-definition Blu-ray, and a Digital HD copy of all 22 episodes from Season Six.  Good news, The Vampire Diaries will return for a seventh season on The CW this fall.

We are very excited about this release and happy to give a chance to win a copy of The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season to one of our US readers. Simply fill the Form below and Good Luck! The giveaway ends September 14, 2015 and open to US residents only (no P.O. Boxes, please).

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Friday, August 28, 2015

The Originals: The Complete Second Season Giveaway US

Just in time for the season three premiere on The CW, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release The Originals: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray and DVD September 1st. Season Two is also available to purchase on Digital HD. Averaging nearly 2.2 million viewers weekly, The Originals is one of The CW’s top shows this season. Fans can get sucked in all over again on all 22 one-hour episodes from season two, plus over an hour of gripping extras — including the 2014 Comic-Con panel, featurettes, behind the scenes, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. The Originals: The Complete Second Season will be available on DVD and on Blu-ray September 1, 2015.
The Originals

As Original vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson returned to the vibrant, supernaturally charged city of New Orleans in season one, he was stunned to learn — along with his siblings Elijah and Rebekah — that Hayley, a werewolf, was pregnant with his child, and his vampire protégé, Marcel, whom the Original siblings had thought long dead, was ruling the French Quarter. Soon, a bloody war escalated between vampires and witches — the stakes raised by powerful teenage witch Davina and by Klaus’s bond with Cami, a student with a painful past — and a ruthless pack of wolves seized the opportunity to stage a violent coup. Now, in season two, a new status quo must be adjusted to, as the newly empowered werewolves control the city. Klaus struggles with weaknesses as Elijah desperately tries to save Hayley — now a hybrid — from a vicious spiral of self-destruction. Meanwhile, with the re-emergence of several Mikaelsons, “family is power” takes on new meaning. 

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, The Originals: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1.

The 3-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and a Digital HD copy of all 22 episodes from Season Two.

Season Two of The Originals stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries, Ben Hur), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries, Saving Hope), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle), Charles Michael Davis (Grey's Anatomy), Leah Pipes (Sorority Row), Danielle Campbell (Prison Break) and Yusuf Gatewood (The Interpreter).

The series is based in part on the character Klaus from The Vampire Diaries novels by L.J. Smith. The Originals will continue for a third season on The CW in fall 2015.

Now giveaway time, one our lucky US reader will will a copy of The Originals: The Complete Second Season for themselves. The giveaway ends September 12, 2015. For your chance simply fill the form below and Good Luck!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Exfoliate Your Body for Soft Skin with Dead Sea Mud Soap #soapdotclub

I heard so many good things about artisan soaps and their multiple benefits to the skin, so I decided to take time and try some new products from Soap.Club for myself. Soap.Club products made of natural and organic ingredients, no way to worry about getting irritated or itchy skin after using.From the wide variety of fragrances I chose Dead Sea Mud, because it looked an absolute luxury and I was looking for a gentle body exfoliation skin care.

Soap Club Dead Sea Mud

Dead Sea Mud reminds me Dead Sea mud mask for face but now I can say I received a treat for the body. I like how this soap naturally exfoliated my skin, removing dead cells and making it look young (and I know I need that, aging is not very pleasant thing). I noticed that my skin became softer and tender without drying and getting “lemon” skin feeling. Usually after purifying and exfoliating, the skin looks bright and dry but not in my case. I think Dead Sea Mud soap perfectly fit any bath routine, since it is not only a great cleanser but also a natural purifier making my skin smooth. Dead Sea Mud soap gives a soft gentle lather and it lasts much longer than regular bar soaps.

Dead Sea Mud Soap

If your skin is sensitive Soap.Club soaps are simply the best choice for irritated skin. The company offers their customers the ability to purchase their natural soaps online or through monthly membership service. They also make a perfect gift because each soap is individually wrapped, and the selection of scents is to any taste, just check them out.
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Get the Freshness of Ocean Breeze with Soap.Club #soapdotclub

Bath time has never been so wonderful if you add some beautiful scents. Soap.Club company offers a wide selection of hand made soaps using only natural and organic ingredients. Their products gentle on skin and have over 60 scents to offer their customers. In Soap.Club arsenal there are only natural and organic colorants, fragrances, essential and plant oils. Recently we received Surf’s Up Natural Soap from Soap.Club, it has refreshing, masculine scent and combines natural coconut & olive oil, shea butter and pure essential oils to provide an invigorating boost of energy and give a feeling of ocean breeze freshness.

Soap Club

My husband does not like bar soap much, mostly because they tend to finish fast for him. This Surf’s Up Natural Soap was like a trip to childhood for him when we all used bar soap but only they did not have this fantastic scent of ocean breeze. The soap makes soft gentle lather to clean the skin and moisturize at the same time. For my husband is very important to have soaps made of natural ingredients to avoid skin irritations and itchy skin. Plus he does not like strong scents and this Surf’s Up Natural Soap brings what he is looking for in soaps, nice scents and gentle cleansing.

Surf’s Up Natural Soap is pretty thick 3″x 3″x 1″ to last much longer and individually packed. I found it makes a perfect gift to a picky man in your life, I’d say that it is practical, good for health and unique since you choose the right scent. Available on-line and via Amazon, Soap.Club offers only premium quality bath & body products for everyone. Enjoy your bath time!
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Treehouse Big Day Out Is Back to #Toronto this September

Back by popular demand, Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse Big Day Out is returning for an exciting live event jam-packed with fun for the whole family. Hosted by Treehouse, Canada’s #1 specialty channel for young children, the two-day live event will feature exciting activities for kids of all ages and special performances by headline act, The Wiggles, and Treehouse’s own children’s music duo, Splash’N Boots. Last year it was such a wonderful event, we enjoyed the The Wiggles and Splash’N Boots performances, were singing and dancing.

Treehouse Big Day Out 2

Treehouse Big Day Out is not just big, it is a huge festival for kids and families, there are so many great activities to enjoy. You can watch performances, meet favorite characters, play and participate in various games at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, the whole area will be dedicated to children, music, dancing and having fun.

Treehouse Big Day Out will mark the first stop on The Wiggle’s Canadian tour where they will sing songs from their brand new CD and DVD, “Rock & Roll Preschool” that will also be featured in the new season of their hit TV series airing on Treehouse. Joined on stage by their lovable friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus, founding member Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle), Emma Watkins (Yellow Wiggle), Simon Pryce (Red Wiggle) and Lachlan Gillespie (Purple Wiggle) can't wait to deliver a rocking good time for families at Big Day Out. Since joining the Treehouse family in February, Splash’N Boots have become a household name for families with young children across Canada. The JUNO Award-nominated duo bring the joy of music and dance to the stage with the same fun and engaging energy that entertains little ones in the short Splash’N Boots episodes that air throughout the day on Treehouse.

In addition to all the live performances on tap, Treehouse Big Day Out will feature an array of fun-filled family activities, including meet and greet photo opportunities with fan-favourite Treehouse characters and a Nelvana digital play station featuring free WiFi to download the new TreehouseGO app, and much more.

the Wiggles Meet and Greet
All attending kids will also receive a festival program full of activities and colouring pages for even more BIG fun at home! Visit Treehouse Big Day Out for more details.

Taking place at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto on September 12 and 13, 2015Treehouse Big Day Out will offer two separate ticketed events each day – a morning event starting from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with stage shows from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and an afternoon event from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with stage shows from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This special event also will be televised on Treehouse this Fall.

Tickets for Treehouse Big Day Out may be purchased at Ticketmaster.  You can save 20% on  select festival tickets using TreehouseGO promo code ThGO20 or bigdayout20. Get your tickets today as they are selling fast, and the good performance seats are usually taken first. Hope you join us for this event!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mike & Molly: The Complete Fifth Season on DVD Giveaway US

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings the fifth season of the hilarious hit comedy Mike & Molly to DVD today, August 18, 2015. It’s a season full of laughs, challenges, and triumphs for one of TV’s most lovable couples. With an advance on her first book, Molly (Emmy® winner Melissa McCarthy) has become a real writer and must juggle the pressures of her publisher’s deadlines with the challenges of writer’s block. Meanwhile, Mike (Billy Gardell – My Name Is Earl, Jersey Boys) must deal with his too-close in-laws and the looming debt he and Molly will have to pay if she doesn’t finish her book. Together, they embark on the next chapter of their lives as their crazy, hilarious love story continues to unfold.
Mike and Molly

When Molly returns from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop with a publisher’s check in hand, it’s official: Molly’s a real writer! Now all she has to do is bang out that romance novel and start signing books. No sweat, right? As Molly struggles to cope with writer’s block, her publisher’s bizarre notes and stressful deadlines, her hubby feels the pinch. And with his in-laws living under the same roof and his partner dating Molly’s sister, Mike’s got his own world of drama to deal with. But when it comes to making true love work no matter what life throws in their way, this couple writes the book. Good times are here in all 22 Season Five episodes filled with life, laughs, and love.

Season after season, Mike & Molly remains a solid fan favorite. It’s a show that resonates with its viewers. Melissa McCarthy is brilliant in her role as Molly and Billy Gardell is delightful as Mike. Together they create an exceptional comedic team,” said Rosemary Markson, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. She added, “We’re excited to release another exceptional season of this remarkable comedy on DVD.” An enduring fan favorite, Mike & Molly averaged 9.986 million viewers per episode in its fifth season. The hit comedy also ranked as top 10 broadcast network sitcom with Women 18-49 & 25-54.

Actress Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy® for her role as Molly in 2011 (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series) and has received nominations for the same role in 2012 and 2014. She also received an Academy Award® nomination for her incredible performance in the hit feature comedy Bridesmaids. Created by Mark Roberts (Two and a Half Men, The Naked Truth), Mike & Molly is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television.

August is full of fantastic releases and giveaways too! One our lucky US reader will win a copy of Mike & Molly: The Complete Fifth Season on DVD with all 22 episodes filled with life, laughs and love. For your chance simply fill the form below, the giveaway is open to US residents only (no P.O. Boxes please).

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Follow Adventures of Favorite Fairytale Characters in The Seventh Dwarf DVD Giveaway CAN

For all animation fans and classic fairy-tale stories, The Seventh Dwarf , the highly the highly anticipated motion picture is coming out on DVD, Blu-ray 3D and digital via iTunes on August 18, 2015. I see that initially the story taken for from classic one Snow White got an absolutely new twist and making one more time to re-think that every character in the story is important and unique. 

The seventh dwarf

The story takes us to the eve of Princess Rose’s 18th birthday ( I think the release on the 18th of August is not just a coincidence). Everyone in the kingdom has come to Fantabularasa Castle to celebrate including Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. But just before the stroke of midnight Bobo, the youngest dwarf, accidentally pricks the finger of Princess Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) with a cursed needle and sends the kingdom into a century-long slumber! To find Rose’s true love Jack to save her with a kiss, Bobo and the other six dwarfs must go on a treacherous journey, face a fiery dragon and outwit the jealous, scheming and evil witch, Dellamorta!

While our little one loved watching this release, I think the story went through some modern upgrade, adding new features that now stories has shows and jokes which are quite sophisticated for young audience. Not everything is straightforward as bad characters are not that bad and good one sometime not so brave as used to be. One thing we loved for sure are the songs coming out very often. Our boy liked Bobo and how he was able to handle different tough situations. There is also a good team work in the movie. The quality of this CG-animated motion picture is amazing, we loved all characters and actions even though we watched just a DVD version.

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The Seventh Dwarf DVD contains the following bonus features:
  • Character Profiles 
  • Sing-Alongs 
  • Downloadable Royal Birthday Invitation 
Thanks to Shout! Factory, we are excited to giveaway a copy of The Seventh Dwarf to one lucky Canadian reader. The giveaway ends September 3, 2015. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below. Please follow Shout! Factory on Facebook and Twitter for more information. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Teen Titans Go!: House Pests Season 2 Part 2 Out on DVD August 18 & Giveaway US

August is full of amazing releases and surprises. It is does not matter that now is back to school season when new animation DVDs are coming out. New The Teen Titans try to keep things as crime-free and boredom-free as possible as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment introduces Teen Titans Go!: House Pests Season 2 Part 2 on DVD on August 18, 2015.
Teen Titans Go

Teen Titans are a GO, GO, GO! Join DC Comics characters Robin, Raven, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Cyborg in their never-ending quest for goof, justice and maybe a little couch time. Things kick off with a backwards battle as Robin faces off against his Bizzaro World counterpart, Nibor. Raven is pushed to her limits during Crazy Day and it’s anything but a vacation when the Teen Titans visit Starfire’s home world. Don’t miss a single serving as the Titans have their hands full keepin’ the scene both crime-free and boredom-free in this all-new 2-disc collection!

I am always impressed how kids remember the names of characters and what they did, their powers and skills. For our US readers we are excited to gave a chance to win Teen Titans Go!: House Pests Season 2 Part 2 on DVD which is about to hit the stores tomorrow. The giveaway ends September 2, 2015 and open to US residents only (no P.O.Boxes please). Good Luck!

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Blood Pressure Measurement with SantaMedical Deluxe Aneroid Sphygmomanometer #AdultDeluxeAneroid

High blood pressure has no symptoms and you never know that you have a problem unless you measure one. When I was in hospital to give a birth to my child, my blood pressure was really high but I simply did not feel anything. My grandmother had a high blood pressure and I remember she always needed sphygmomanometer to measure one.

Adult Deluxe Aneroid Sphygmomanometer

Blood pressure varies and depends on activities you take; it is the lowest when you are sleeping and higher when you exercise, it also changes at different times of the day. To get the right measure of brood pressure is better at home sometimes than at doctor’s office and pharmacy, because at home your body conditions pretty stable and you do not feel nervous or stressed about it.

For us it is very important to have a good quality tool to measure blood pressure, recently we had a chance to try SantaMedical Adult Deluxe Aneroid Sphygmomanometer from Gurin. It brings high accuracy results and made with quality materials talking about inflation bulb, blood pressure cuff. This type of sphygmomanometer is often used by health professionals. The only thing is that this set does not include the stethoscope so we need to borrow one to measure or take this sphygmomanometer with us. This Deluxe Aneroid Sphygmomanometer does not require any power or batteries to operate; in some cases we found it helpful. The set also includes zippered carry case. It is important that multiple measurements of a blood pressure need be made in order to gain an accurate reading.

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While on the market there is a wide selection of modern monitors, my grandparents used to this type of device where all results are listed on a manometer. It takes time to learn how to properly measure blood pressure using this Deluxe Aneroid Sphygmomanometer at least for me, it looks easy at first glance but the hardest part is to place a stethoscope at the right spot, and then collect the results.

SantaMedical Adult Deluxe Aneroid Sphygmomanometer price is very affordable for this quality sphygmomanometer, around $20, it is listed on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.
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Friday, August 14, 2015

2 Broke Girls: The Complete Fourth Season DVD Giveaway US

Since first season I was so much into watching 2 Broke Girls. This funny and make us laugh at every episode. Through the season my preferences were changing, I liked so much Caroline during first season, next year something changed I think Max Black became funnier. And absolute favorite of all season has always been Sophie played by Jennifer Coolidge who does not change her TV image since Legally Blonde. I still remember how we discussed with friends till losing our voices who is the coolest in 2 Broke Girls and why.
2 Broke Girls

This August TV's favorite comedic duo that manages to turn life's lemons into lemon cupcakes is back and more hilarious than ever as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you 2 Broke Girls: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD. The DVD release will include all 22 half-hour episodes from the fourth season, plus exclusive unaired scenes and a gag reel. In its fourth season on CBS, 2 Broke Girls delivered an average of 9.8 million viewers weekly and was one of the network’s top five sitcoms among Women 18–34.

Season Four serves up sweet success for two of Brooklyn’s hottest waitresses, Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs), as they plan to strike it rich with their new cupcake T-shirt business! The shirts are selling like hot cakes, until a couple of unfortunate situations happen, and the two entrepreneurs are back at square one — and broke again. Love is in the air as Sophie (Jennifer Coolidge) and Oleg (Jonathan Kite) plan their wedding, with Max and Caroline as the bridesmaids and Earl (Garrett Morris) and Han (Matthew Moy) along for the ride. The girls still worry about ways to make money, but their friendship is worth a million bucks. Season Four also features appearances by guest stars Kim Kardashian West, Lily Aldridge and Sandra Bernard.

2 Broke Girls The Complete Fourth Season

“We are delighted to release the next installment of 2 Broke Girls on DVD,” said Rosemary Markson, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. “The series earned its second consecutive People’s Choice Award nomination this year for Favorite Network TV Comedy and continues to be a fan-favorite. We’re excited to give these dedicated fans not only all the episodes we know they love, but also exclusive bonus features that will keep the laughs going even longer.”


DVD FEATURES 
  •  Gag Reel 
  • Unaired Scenes 
 22 HALF-HOUR EPISODES 
1. And the Reality Problem 12. And the Knock Off Knockout
2. And the DJ Face 13. And the Great Unwashed
3. And the Childhood Not Included 14. And the Cupcake Captives
4. And the Old Bike Yarn 15. And the Fat Cat
5. And the Brand Job 16. And the Zero Tolerance
6. And the Model Apartment 17. 17. And The High Hook-Up
7. And a Loan for Christmas 18. And the Taste Test
8. And the Fun Factory 19. And the Look of the Irish
9. And the Past and the Furious 20. And the Minor Problem
10. And the Move-In Meltdown 21. And the Grate Expectations
11. And the Crime Ring 22. And the Disappointing Unit

We are excited to share some good news, one our lucky US reader will win 2 Broke Girls: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. For your chance simply fill the form below and Good Luck! The giveaway ends September 1, 2015 and open to US residents only (no P.O.Boxes please).

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Growing Active Kids Tri-FUN Kids Triathlons #TriFUN

Triathlon for kids is a great way to learn about popular sports and take a part in it thanks to Tri-Fun Triathlon events taking place across Ontario in Vaughan, Milton, Mississauga and Oakville. This non-competitive race series give children an opportunity to become triathlon athletes for a day: bike, swim and run in one set, learn the rules and be winners just for participating.

Triathlon 2015 Milton

Tri-Fun Triathlon race is well organized; there are lots of staff member and volunteers around to guide you in every step in your race. They are not only helpful but also encourage and support every child. This year is second one we decided to join Tri-FunTriathlon in Milton and it was very successful. It was great to see that more families and kids take a challenge this year to support a good cause. If last year Teddy was a little bit lost what to do and how, this year he was more focused on tasks and confident about himself.

At the beginning of the race every child receives a package at the Transition zone and a racing bib for identification. The first part - swimming was very easy for Teddy, he decided to swim on his back saying that way he can faster cross the pool distance 12.5 m. This part has to be done with a parent for younger children. Next step was biking, we run to our bike location to put on trainers and ride. On the way Teddy met lots of supportive fans and vigorously pushed the pedals to move forward.

The last step was running 100m towards the finish line. Since Teddy was in the youngest group (3 to 5 years old) and distance was not very long, he crossed the line very fast. Every athlete’s name was announced at the finish and all kids received medals for the completion of the race.

Fun Zone

It was great experience for both parents and kids. Weeks before the triathlon race Teddy was very excited and was looking forward to participate. Even if he goes swimming or biking it is one side of activities, but when these activities in one set, it becomes more challenging and interesting. The feeling of accomplishment and confidence in own abilities are so important for young kids. We were very lucky and proud to participate in Milton Tri-Fun Triathlon race for children.

Games Trifun

After the race the whole family headed to Tri-Fun Zone filled with activities for kids and adults like a jumping castle, Lego building station from Bricks4Kidz, healthy treats from Longos,  drinks from Melitta coffee and much more.

Last Tri-fun Triathlon race this year will be taking place in Oakville on August 23 and registration for this event already sold out. We are looking forward to 2016 schedule for more fun, games and valuable experience!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New Preschool Series Playdate from Sinking Ship Entertainment & DHX Television Airing This Fall

We love watching preschool programs, each one is unique and special, some are educational, another entertaining or both, but always bring smiles to children's faces and make kids happy. This fall we are looking forward to new preschool series called Playdate. It is a combination of live-action and puppets, what I think will be quite interesting to watch.

Playdate

Sinking Ship Entertainment, recent recipients of three Daytime Emmy Awards, and DHX Television announced the production the new preschool series Playdate. A mix of live-action and the skilled puppeteering of Dina and Frank Meschkuleit, the series showcases the unexpected adventures Jacob and his friends’ stuffed animals encounter when they leave them alone. Playdate’s first season will see 13 half-hour episodes and is slated to premiere on DHX Television’s preschool channel which will be rebranded to Family Junior in Fall 2015.

“We’re always exploring new ways to connect with preschoolers and the notion that toys come to life when children aren’t looking is an enchanting and relatable premise for our audience,” said Michael Goldsmith, Director, Original Programming, DHX Television. “With the ample experience that Frank and Dina bring and with our award-winning production partners at Sinking Ship at the helm, we’re confident this series will capture the hearts of our young viewers and their families as they join the toys’ on their exciting escapades.” 

Every child believes their toys come to life when they’re not around and on Playdate, they really do! Meet Mac, Sammy, Priscilla and Buckie – the beloved stuffed animals of Jacob and his friends who venture out on their own playtime adventures when the children are away. They do their best to complete the kids’ playtime adventures but usually end up causing some kind of mess or chaos along the way. Since the kids can never know their toys come to life, Mac, Sammy, Priscilla and Buckie have to finish their escapades before the kids come back and make sure they’re exactly where they started off. Luckily, Norman, the family dog, makes the perfect fall guy for any of their hijinks.


Playdate stars Millie Davis (Odd Squad, Orphan Black) as Molly; Scarlett Dovey (This is Scarlett and Isaiah) as Gwen; and newcomers Aidan Wojtak-Hissong as Jacob and Nirvaan Kwan as Enzo. Commissioned by DHX Television, Playdate was created by Dina and Frank Meschkuleit. Frank is one of Canada’s premier puppeteers with a wealth of knowledge having worked on popular kids programs including Fraggle Rock, Toopy and Binoo and The Mighty Jungle.

The series was developed by J.J. Johnson and Christin Simms and is produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment. Sinking Ship recently won three Daytime Emmy® Awards for children’s series including Outstanding Pre-School Series for Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Take Care of Your Joints with Colchicine #health

Gout or podagra is one of the oldest, known diseases. This condition represents reoccurring arthritis affecting different joints within a body. Back in the day, this sickness was very common for nobility and is connected with bad diet and excessive consumption of alcohol. Nowadays, it is really easy to control this condition by changing diet, implementing physical exercises and by using medication. It can be divided into two categories: primary and secondary gout. Primary is caused by hyperuratemia of unknown origin while the secondary is caused by hyperuratemia of known origin.

This disease is very common for males. Only 5 % percent of women suffer from gout and this usually happens during menopause. Sickness affects older people, usually after 40 years of age.

Health

Gout appears abruptly, during night, followed by extreme joint pain. This pain is so enormous that even contact with a blanket can cause a negative sensation. Usually, only one joint is affected by gout but it can also affect numerous joints at the same time. Patient can easily notice changes; entire area becomes swollen, stretched and red. Sometimes, because of the inflammatory process within a body, increased temperature and shivers may appear. Inflammation usually last for up two weeks and after that, it completely recedes. However, the problem will reaper soon after, attacking the same area as it did before.

There are certain factors that stimulate development and reoccurrence of gout. People who are eating heavy food, intestines, fish, individual who are using a lot of fat and spices in their diet, as well as consummation of alcohol can lead to creation of gout. Surgical interventions, use of certain medication, loss of weight and injuries can also be connected to this illness. If this problem is not correctly treated, it will become chronic after some time.

Treatment of gout includes two processes. First is treatment of arthritis while the other is treatment of hyperuratemia. Similarly to many other diseases that can become chronic, it is necessary to start treatment immediately. If the person takes all the necessary steps at a right time, it is possible to remedy the issue. Having in mind that condition is caused by bad diet, it is only natural that the diet should be immediately altered. Also, patient will need to drink a lot of water.

Natural

Perhaps the best drug for treatment of gout is Colchicine. According to You! Drugstore, this medicine can easily relieve symptoms of the disease. Drug is used orally, with or without food. Each case is particular and dosage needs to be tweaked based on that. The only thing that a patient needs to have in mind before using this medicine is that grapefruit and grapefruit juice can cause negative effect. As such, they shouldn’t be combined with Colchicine 0.6mg.

People who have liver and kidney problems, patients who are allergic to this drug or pregnant women, shouldn’t use Colchicine. The most common issues with this medicine are stomach irritations. Patient may suffer from nausea, stomach pain or vomiting. Other side effects are usually very rare.
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Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Casual Vacancy Mini-series Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD on August 4

Ever wanted to know what happens in a quiet almost perfect little town at a fist glance and  then you should check new Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release The Casual Vacancy. The HBO three-part mini-series are based on the bestselling novel by J.K. Rowling and will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on August 4!
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The Casual Vacancy is produced by Brontë Film and Television, written by Sarah Phelps (Eastenders, Great Expectations) and directed by Jonny Campbell (Doctor Who, Shameless). The mini-series centers on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty façade, however, is a town at war. The rich at war with the poor, children at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils. Don’t miss your chance to own this gripping new drama as The Casual Vacancy comes to Blu-ray and DVD on August 4, 2015.

Special Features include:
  • An Introduction to The Casual Vacancy 
  • Adapting The Casual Vacancy 
  • Casting The Casual Vacancy
The plot of the story is pretty intriguing and keeps you involved from the beginning to the end. For our readers we are happy to host a giveaway, two lucky winners will receive a copy of The Casual Vacancy for themselves. The giveaway is open to US residents only (no P.O.Boxes please) and ends August 17, 2015. 
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