@TeddyOutReady: May 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

Max2 Movie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Infinity Jars Apothecary

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

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

Infinity Jars

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

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

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

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Chirp! Chirp! Adorable Little Live Pets Surprise Chick Toys

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

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

Surprise chicks toys

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

Little Live Pets Surprise Chicks

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

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

Little Live Pets Surprise

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

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

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

Digimon Tri Reunion

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

Children’s Medicines For Cough Relief


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

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

Stodal Boiron

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

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

Warm weather is on the way and though we prone to get sick and catch flu or cold much less during summer months, having syrups at home or taking them with you when travelling is a good idea to give children fast relief. For more information about Boiron line of product for children please visit their web site and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
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Friday, May 5, 2017

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


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 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.


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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