@TeddyOutReady: 2017

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

Stodal

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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Friday, May 5, 2017

Galaxy-wide Adventures in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 #GotGVol2

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Guardians of the Galaxy adventures continue in the most recent Marvel movie release. The team travels across the Universe to fight, solve problems, love & find what they are looking for many years without realizing that. In new movie fans join epic space adventures of Peter Quill aka Star-Lord and his gang where everyone is unique and has special skills. They patrol and protect the universe but get into troubles as easy as you can only imagine. I think there is no lack of absolutely crazy character you can encounter in universe, but you can be surprised what everyone want deep inside their hearts. When Star-Lord long-lost father Ego shows up and offers to reunite with son, Peter Quill is happy more than anyone else.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is more about family than fights, more about connections than power and searching the answer to the question: "Why I am here?". Peter Quill finds out who his father is, Nebula does not want to compete with Gamora any more and only wants to have sister in her life. Yondu and Peter Quill is there to learn what is real relationship is.


While the number of battles and spectacular scenes often outperform the number of funny moments and jokes heard in the movie, the real message is that all characters are connected and what to be treated respectfully. Sometime you learn on the Galaxy level about tiny but powerful things which are precious and you never noticed them before.

I was impressed with innocent characters as Baby Groot and Mantis. They are funny, sincere and probably remind someone in your life. This uncovered innocent honesty often uncover what strong, powerful and experienced guys would never say in their life that's why we need them. Need them to show that nothing wrong being crazy, honest and even stupid if it is your real feeling.

Join galaxy - wide adventures filled with music hits and dances. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theatres today, May 5, 2017.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Importance of Backyard Pumps #household

There are so many things you can do with pumps. In fact, they are one of the main parts of our households doing jobs that you do not even realize exist. Like any other valuable part of your home, it is important to keep them up and running all the time.

Pump

Pump is a device that transports fluid by using a mechanical action. Some people also refer to them as "sucker". Although this is a bit of slang it definitely fits the role.

So how does a pump work? It pressure water from area with lower pressure to one that higher pressure. Given that there is a difference between pressures, it creates an energy flux.

Have in mind that there are different types of pumps. When people mention them they usually refer to water pumps. This is normal as there are many of us who have water tank or a pool in our backyards. But there are also some other types in free sale. For example, some of them work based on gases and they are called compressors.

Let’s check what kind of pumps exist.

Types of pumps

There are various ways to differentiate pumps:

  • Based on their main use – pumps for machines, water drain, fuel, sanitation etc. 
  • Based on amount of liquid it can pump – there are those that work with smaller and larger amounts of water 
  • Based on type – we can differentiate centrifugal, clipped, pressure etc. 
  • Based on acquisition height – those that work with lower and higher acquisition 
The most common way we use pumps

As you can see, there are various ways to use a pump. Most common one is centrifugal pump. It can sever a wide variety of purposes for example for cars, washing machines, dish washers etc. In this case, centrifugal force causes movement of the rotor. It start sucking from one side. It can be used for lower and higher acquisition, it doesn’t have the ability to self-pump so it cannot work with smaller amounts of water on with a smaller speed.

Pumps in our backyard

You are probably wondering at this point "This is all nice and well but how can I use a pump in my backyard?" Lets check it out!

Water tanks
Water tanks are the most advanced water collection that you can install in your backyard. They do not require too much space and they beat any other system such as water barrels or stormwater pits.

So, how does this pump work?

First, rain starts falling and it fills the tank. This tank is connected to a pump and filtration system. Also, they are all connected to pipes. Pump is pumping water from tank to pipes and ultimately to your home. Given that this water is from rain and is additionally filtered you can easily use it fro drinking or washing yourself. Entire system will also be connected to a boiler so you can heat this water at your leisure.

Pool pumps

Pool pumps are another types of pumps that are commonly present in households and backyards.

First, the entire process starts by drawing water from pool and skimmer. Afterwords, it is delivered to your pool pump. Here, it passes the initial filter and goes to pool heater where it is heated to a desired temperature.

Without pump, water would not be able to circulate through system. It provides the necessary pressure that regulates it.

Conclusion

Life is better with pumps! They are our little helper coming through in our times of need. It rarely breaks and can serve for various things. Hopefully, your pump will serve you as well.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir It's Ladybug! DVD Giveaway (CAN/US)

ItsLadybug

The most Miraculous adventures of Ladybug and Cat Noir continue! While Marinette and Adrien try to manage their school projects, assignments and exams, they never forget about their city and always ready to help. Paris’ favorite crime-fighting duo return in a new volume of the action-adventure, romantic comedy that will have you on the edge of your seat.

The action-packed CGI animated TV series Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: It’s Ladybug! is now available on DVD from Shout! Kids. This release includes six amazing episodes on DVD and a Ladybug paper doll, while supplies last.


When Paris is threatened by super villains, two amazing heroes are our only hope: Ladybug and Cat Noir! With the help of their magical kwamis, this incredible duo team up to outwit the forces of evil… but their biggest challenge might be getting through school.

In their normal lives, Marinette and Adrien are just a pair of young students, but in reality, this terrific twosome must juggle schoolwork, friends, family and growing up in a world where every day is a high-flying adventure!   A top TV show, Miraculous™ is quickly becoming a worldwide phenomenon.

Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: It’s Ladybug! episodes include: Princess Fragrance where even Cat Noir falls under perfume magic,  Gamer Reflekta, The Puppeteer, Antibug and Volpina.

It’s Ladybug! is available now on Amazon and Shout Kids. We are are happy to give away a copy of this DVD to our lucky reader. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below.

The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents, ends May 10, 2017.    

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day Weekend With Disneynature's #BornInChina Movie, Now Playing in Theatres

Born In China

Disneynature’s new film "Born in China" takes audiences on an exciting journey into the wilds of China.

The movie presents wild nature scenery in China which regular people have rare chance to see and experience. The film follows the stories of three animal families, whose life, struggles, love, care and adventures keep you on the edge of your seat. I can even say it is a documentary about real life of panda, monkey and snow leopard families. It is a whole wild world that exists with own rules, participants, struggles, joys and survival.

If you saw pandas in Toronto Zoo, then in wilderness these cute animals are having even more fun. While panda mom Ya Ya is busy rising her first baby Mei Mei, she shows how loving,caring and protective she is. There are amazing scenes in the movie when Ya Ya and her cub are cuddling together. There are also lots of funny moments with growing up cute and curious baby Mei Mei who explores the world by means of mishaps under protection of caring mother.

BornInChina Snow Leopard

On China’s Qinghai Plateau, the highest mountain plateau on Earth live snow leopards. They are very difficult to locate due to their camouflage, precise vision and harsh environment conditions they live in. Snow leopard's white to yellow fur with a gray-and-black pattern helps them easily hide and come almost invisible to others. In the movie we follow the story of Dawa, snow leopard mother with two cubs. She fights for food and tries to keep the area she lives in safe from other predators. While snow leopards look beautiful and athletic like big cats, their life quite harsh. Low temperature, high altitude, snow, steep mountains - not many animals can survive this severe weather conditions. Raise a family becomes a challenge and real struggles make you stronger or kill you.

Next bright wilderness family to watch is golden snub-nosed monkeys. They live in the mountain valleys of central China and swing branch to branch in the leaf forests. To us it was first time to see monkeys like that. They are totally fun to watch, especially how big monkeys jump from one tree to another, almost never miss a branch. Tao Tao's adventures start when his family decide he is no longer need to be under mom's and dad's supervision and do not accept him back into the family. The movie shows those moments when Tao Tao is no longer a baby who needs protection and he has to start his own life as grown-up and build a new family. The conditions change a little when winter comes, so everyone in the family tries to stick together to survive (exactly as it sounds) cold winter days.

I think we learned so much after watching one movie. There are more animals presented in the movie like migrating chiru and flying cranes, you can feel that everyone is connected to each other. Viewers enjoy spectacular scenery, breathtaking images of nature and the wild life otherwise you probably will never see in your life. The best thing is that all of them are real creatures of our planet, who are living, struggling, fighting, rising families and being happy every single day.

The movie opens in theaters on April 21, 2017. Moviegoers who see Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film "Born in China" during its opening week (April 21-27, 2017) will benefit the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Based on opening-week attendance, Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the WWF to help protect wild pandas and snow leopards in China.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tangled Before Ever After DVD #TangledTheSeries Giveaway CAN

Tangled Before Ever After DVD

Rapunzel is a very special princess. She has long beautiful hair which can heal and she brings so much light to everyone she meets during her life. Every person turns to become better even her so called mother becomes younger because of Princess Rapunzel. The princess's parents become happier because their daughter is back. Eugene who seems a step away to be a prisoner turns out a quite a good guy in love. Even forest bandits realize that there is so much more in this life than just being robbers and they have dreams they cherish and hope come true after they meet Rapunzel.

Glad to see that the Tangled story get new continuation on Disney Channel. Now every Friday turn on your TVs on at 7pm to see favorite Princess series on Disney Channel Canada. After all those years stuck in a tower, everyone’s favorite “barefoot princess” (Mandy Moore) yearns to make up for lost time. With the help of her true love Eugene (Zachary Levi), pals Pascal and Maximus and daring new friend Cassandra, Rapunzel postpones her wedding and royal duties to defy danger and boldly explore life beyond Corona’s walls. Sparkling with fun, adventure and music from the legendary Alan Menken, Tangled Before Ever After is a magical movie event!! Lots of adventures await young princess. She has to learn a lot, and sometimes be persistent to get what she wants.


To celebrate the launch of Tangled Before Ever After on Disney Channel we are glad to team up with Walt Disney Studios Canada to give away Disney Tangled Before Ever After(original movie) DVD to one our lucky Canadian reader. The DVD also has an exclusive Rapunzel's journal inside. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck! The giveaway ends April 24, 2017.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Natural Skin Solutions From SBT Seabuckthorn

SBT Seabuckthorn

Sea buckthorns are used for centuries to treat various disorders, reduce inflammatory conditions and skin irritations like acne, eczema and dry skin. This powerful plant is used in making skin care and anti-aging products for its healing and soothing effects. It is also used to treat tumors, asthma and heart disorders.

Now all those sea buckthorns benefits you can find in the products of Canadian company SBT Seabuckthorn. Based in Vancouver this company focuses on making natural healing solutions. They carry wide varieties of items from oils, teas, skin care, mom & baby products, cleansing bars and hair care.

 Seabuckthorn

Recently we had a chance to try sea buckthorns skin care and were impressed with quality and positive effect on the skin. The product I tried first was SBT Seabuckthorn Anti-Aging Skin Cream. Containing pure organic SBT Seabuckthorn oils, this cream helps to fight wrinkles and smooth fine lines. It is absorbent but not quite fast, so you need to massage it a little bit. Getting older makes me choose my skin care wisely and focus on skin care which effectively nourish and rejuvenate my skin. SBT Seabuckthorns Anti-Aging Skin Cream carries multiple rejuvenating benefits, it penetrates deep into the skin, moisturize, and nourish it making it soft and young. I like the cream being all natural, odor free and vegan. I use it during the day and very happy with it as it is perfect base for makeup.

Eczema and Dermatitis Soothing Salve

Next product we tried was Eczema & Dermatitis Soothing Salve. This 100% natural salve became Teddy's saver this year. Our little man had eczema patches on his hands and while we could use some prescribed medication we decided to try the natural SBT Seabuckthorn eczema salve. The problem is that these patches do not disappear easily, while treating them Teddy still experienced effects of cold weather and getting dry skin on his hands. We did not need to use much of the salve but we had to use it almost every day, because Teddy goes to school, spends some time outdoor and involved in other activities. When temperature changes, indoor and outdoor conditions make his skin irritated. Eczema & Dermatitis Soothing Salve is pure silk and absorbs pretty fast. It is very effective in healing, moisturizing and protecting delicate child skin against dryness and irritation.

Seabuckthorn nutritional skincare is great addition to any beauty routine and perfect treatment for healing an irritated skin. For more information about seabuckthorn berries and their positive effects, please visit SBT Seabuckthorn.
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Friday, March 31, 2017

Disneynature's "Born In China" Advance Screening Passes Giveaway #Toronto #Vancouver #Calgary

Born In China Disney Nature

Disneynature's new True Life Adventure film "Born In China" takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence.

A two-year-old golden snub-nosed monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera— faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together.

Opening in theaters on April 21, 2017. 

Moviegoers who see Disneynature’s film "Born in China" during its opening week (April 21-27, 2017) will benefit the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Based on opening-week attendance, Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the WWF to help protect wild pandas and snow leopards in China.

In partnership with Walt Disney Studios Canada we are excited to give away advance screening passes to the spectacular "Born In China" movie in Vancouver, Toronto & Calgary. The screening will be taking place on Wednesday, March 19 at 7pm. Here are some details:

TORONTO
Cineplex Yonge & Eglinton
7:00 PM

VANCOUVER
Cineplex Marine Gateway
7:00 PM

CALGARY
Scotiabank Chinook Theatre
7:00 PM

Winners will be awarded GoFobo codes to get their passes. Each pass admit four. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents who can attend the select screenings & ends April 15, 2017. 

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Join Three Day Easter EGGstravaganza 2017 on Centre Island

Easter EGGstravaganza

April is almost here and Easter long weekend is fast approaching. Though we are still wearing winter clothes and wish the weather outside brought a little sunshine, Centreville Amusement Park invites families to join Easter EGGstravaganza, Toronto’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt presented by the Lindt Gold Bunny. Three days, Friday April 14, Saturday, April 15 and Sunday April 16, 2017, Centre Island hosts Easter EGGstravaganza from 11am to 4pm. Join Beasley Bear and his special guest, The Easter Bunny, for a fun filled day on Toronto Island over Easter Weekend. This egg-citing pre-season event features some of your family's favourite activities. Get your face fancifully painted, feed some farm animals at Far Enough Farm and top it all off by taking part in Toronto’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt! Collect brightly coloured eggs hidden throughout Centreville and Far Enough Farm to redeem them for amazing prizes.

Before you start your hunt stop by the Basket Decorating Station where you’ll be able to purchase and customize your very own basket with a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Bumble Bees

Search Centreville and Far Enough Farm for colourful plastic eggs and redeem them for prizes from the Lindt Gold Bunny, Play-Doh, Dare Foods, Quaker Oats, Kerr's Candy, Sensible Portions' Veggie Straws, Ring Pops and more! Three fantastic days filled with egg hunts, rides, bouncing castles, face-painting and other family friendly activities. Starting at 11:30am there will be scrambles every ½ an hour till 3pm.

Take picture with the Easter Bunny and Beasley Bear, then head on over to the furry residents at the Far Enough Farm. You can meet the new itty bitty chicks, baby bunnies, see daily feedings of the pigs, birds and sheep & milk the artificial cow!

Ford Car

Enjoy some of your favorite Centreville rides such as Antique Cars, Bee Ride, Leapin' Lily Pad and other. The Easter EGGStravaganza is a pre-season event. A selection of available rides will be confirmed prior to the event date.

Tickets are $15.00 per person, pre-purchase online and get a free ferry ride over to the island with PROMO CODE: EASTER. Each person requires an admission ticket for this event.

For more information visit Centreville Easter EGGstravaganza

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Vtech Baby Amaze Pretend & Discover Kitty New Doll To Play and Learn

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Baby Amaze™ Pretend & Discover Kitty is new innovative toy for little babies to play with. This soft doll dressed up as a kitty designed to introduce your child to new world of play and fun. My niece treats this doll as a baby who wants to play. Recommended for children ages from 12 months to 5 years, Pretend & Discover Kitty gives the ultimate play experience for kids, encouraging them to interact and take actions.

I think kids intuitively understand that they play with a baby who pretends to be a kitty and wants your child to join that game too. With multiple funny phrases and sounds, children find that they spend very good time together and learn something new. I feel that children not only play but also are encouraged to take some responsibilities as they copy their parents and think that the kitty is their own baby. They play together various game, sing, dance and fall asleep. This plush kitty  is great for snuggles and safe for play, it is so soft, that kids love hugging her and having nap time together. If you press doll's tummy, little ones will hear some facts about kittens, four catchy sing-along songs, learn how to count from one to five and the days of week. At the age of 12 months children learn a lot and fast.

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Teddy thinks nowadays little kids (younger than he is) get very cool toys. I also agree with him. I think my niece is very lucky to play with new vtech toys showing her pretend plays and teaching numbers, singing and interaction. I am also sure she will grow up as an animal lover, treat them with respect and take care of nature. Everything starts at young age: learning, care and respect.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Sesame Street: Elmo and Cookie Monster Supersized Fun DVD Giveaway (US)

*Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with free copies of the DVD I am giving away in this giveaway post. 

Elmo and Cookie Monster make the best—and cutest—team on Sesame Street in this fantastic selection of skits, songs and stories featuring everyone’s two favorite monsters! Dance and play along with Elmo, Cookie Monster and their Sesame Street friends in the thoughtfully curated compilation, Sesame Street: Elmo and Cookie Monster Supersized Fun, featuring fan-favorite stories “Cookies of the Caribbean,” “Elmo The Musical: Prince” and more.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Sesame Workshop, the non-profit, educational organization whose mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder, will release Sesame Street: Elmo and Cookie Monster Supersized Fun on DVD April 4, 2017.

It’s a pirate’s life for Cookie Monster in “Cookies of the Caribbean” when he takes on the role of Captain Snack Sparrow! Cookie and his loyal partner must use their knowledge of shapes and colors in order to solve the treasure map’s twists and turns. Will Captain Snack Sparrow be able to solve the map’s many obstacles in order to claim Davey Jones’ secret cookie jar? In “Elmo the Musical: Prince” Elmo creates a musical adventure that makes him a Prince living in a beautiful royal kingdom.

Using the power of his imagination, Elmo sings and dances as his musical unfolds. Prince Elmo and his trusty royal guards soon get notice that his beloved townspeople are being threatened by a terrible dragon and need Elmo’s help immediately! When Elmo arrives to save the day he comes face-to-face with the dragon and his terrible breath terrorizing the town. Join Elmo and his royal guards on their imaginative and musical adventure to rid the town of stinky dragon breath once and for all!

ELMO AND COOKIE MONSTER SUPERSIZED FUN

Elmo and Cookie Monster Supersized Fun is new entertaining compilation every child will enjoy. Kids are invited to dance, play, grow and learn with everyone’s favorite furry friends.

Sesame Street: Elmo and Cookie Monster Supersized Fun is coming out on DVD April 4, 2017. In partnership with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment we are excited to give away three DVD copies of this best of the best selection of music, dances and stories to our lucky US readers. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck. The giveaway ends April 10, 2017!

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Kids Under 12 Stay Free With Club Med’s Travel Flash Sale #familytravel

Club Med Kids Stay Free

Starting today, Club Med launches an exclusive Flash Sale where free stays for kids under 12 and savings up to $2,000 per couple. This offer begins on March 23, 2017 and ends on March 29, 2017 - only few days to book an exceptional vacation at a reduced price. From the white sand beaches and warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean to the rich culture and delicious food of Mexico, Club Med’s Flash Sale offers exceptional vacations at a reduced price for stays between April 8, 2017 and October 28, 201. 

For those looking to spend quality couple or family time this summer, it’s the perfect chance to experience the newly renovated amenities and revamped experiences at Club Med. The sale includes savings of up to $2,000 per couple at eight of Club Med’s North American resorts including Turkoise in Turks and Caicos, Columbus Isle in the Bahamas, Caravelle in Guadeloupe and Buccaneer’s Creek in Martinique. As a bonus, kids under 12 years of age stay free at Club Med’s top four family-friendly destinations Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, Cancun Yucatan,  Ixtapa Pacific in Mexico and Sandpiper Bay in Florida. Limit 1 child per full priced adult.

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I always wanted to visit Buccaneer’s Creek in Martinique, so I think it is a good chance using Club Med. Good deal if two adults and two kids going on vacation.

Whether looking to book the perfect getaway, improve athletic skills, or just enjoy luxurious spas and gourmet cuisine, Club Med’s flash sale has a vacation deal for everyone. The perfect vacations exist. You just need to book it by March 29, 2017. Do not wait, summer is almost here.

Don't miss Flash Sale and enjoy great savings on all-inclusive vacations at Club Med! For more information, please, visit https://www.clubmed.ca/o/flash-sale
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My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Transformers DVDs from Shout! Kids & Hasbro Studios Giveaway (CAN/US)

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Shout! Kids always has great releases for children. We are looking forward to them and love watching over and over again our favorite DVDs. Last month Shout! Factory had a bunch of good releases and we were lucky to check them out. The first one Teddy likes is Transformers Rescue Bots: Protect And Explore. My boy loves everything related to Transformers and this DVD was his favorite. The story starts when a mysterious iceberg is spotted off the coast of Griffin Rock. It brings both danger and the interest of an old nemesis. On a nature hike, the Rescue Bots team will have to battle escaped snakes. And when the Burns family is stranded at sea by a swarm of jellyfish, the Bots must control miniature souvenir replicas of themselves. Enjoy these adventures and more in Transformers Rescue Bots: Protect and Explore! In five action packed episodes Chaise, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder solve problems no one else can and prove they are real heroes.
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The second pretty cool release is My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Exploring The Crystal Empire. My niece a huge fan, even more than Teddy, of My Little Pony series. She has a whole set of toys and drew ponies all the time to show how she likes them. In this DVD Twilight Sparkle and her best friends - Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie and Spike -explore the wondrous arctic kingdom, the Crystal Empire! Old enemies return and new friends are made in this collection of 5 episodes that will have you exploring the Crystal Empire with magical adventure! My Little Pony releases always have great Sing-Along bonus features.
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The last DVD release in the the series, little ones will love for sure, is Littlest Pet Shop: Pet Stars. Join Blythe and her superstar pet pals as they are ready to shine Pet Stars! Pepper helps Blythe in a standup comedy contest and Sunil must choose between being the king of the City Park raccoons or going back to the pet shop. Blythe also works to save her friend from looking foolish on a television. Sinister king cobras! Comedy festivals! Pet hotels! And a monkey on Mars?! No matter how famous the pets get, they remain best of friends! Follow adventures of Russell the Hedgehog, Pepper the Skunk, Zoe the Spaniel, Minka the Monkey, Sunil the Mongoose, Penny the Panda, Vinnie the Gecko and Blythe. The DVD also features Sing-Along so that viewers can belt out their favorite song.
Littlest Pet Shop Pet Stars

We enjoyed watching these releases and happy to give a chance our readers to win a set of three mentioned DVD for themselves. Simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and good luck! The giveaway is open to US & Canadia residents and ends April 5,2017!

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