Boo! Two A Madea Halloween

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I am a huge fan of Madea.  This Halloween make sure you check out BooTwo!  A Madea Halloween.   Madea is always so much fun.  This is a family movie or a date night movie.  No matter who you take with you, GO SEE IT! 

Madea and the gang are back for this hilarious sequel. Madea, Bam and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must literally run for their lives when monsters, goblins and the bogeyman are unleashed. PG-13 For sexual references, drug content, language and some horror images.

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Why You're Not Getting The Most Out Of Netflix And What To Do About It

Netflix is now the world’s most popular TV and entertainment streaming service, and it’s not hard to see why. It doesn’t matter what you’re into, there’s going to be something in its expansive library that takes your fancy. The amazing thing about Netflix is the size of its enormous repository, and the fact that it is constantly growing, with new shows and documentaries added practically every day. Suffice to say, it’s better than regular TV.

Many people like the fact that Netflix offers flexibility. For years, the regular broadcasting TV networks have been telling us that we have to watch TV programs at certain times of day, whether that’s convenient for us or not. But now that’s all changed, thanks to the fact that with Netflix, you’re able to watch what you want when you want.

There are some problems, however, with Netflix that might be getting in the way of your enjoyment. Here’s why you’re not getting the most out of your Netflix account and what to do about it.

You’re Not Using Sleep Features

We all know that the main reason people buy Netflix is because, after a hard week at work, all they want to do is flop in front of the TV and watch episodes of their favorite drama back to back. Usually, they fall asleep in the process, but Netflix carries on regardless meaning lots of annoying rewinding when they finally come round.

But according to Digital Spy, there are now Netflix-integrated socks which detect whether or not the wearer has fallen asleep. The socks work by detecting movement. If the wearer is moving in a way that is consistent with being asleep (like not moving much at all), the socks send a signal to the TV and on comes a warning light. If the user doesn’t respond, then the stream is paused and the user can pick up where they left off when they wake up.

You’re Not Updating Your VPN

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According to Secure Thoughts, Netflix has been cracking down on people using VPNs to access their services. But, as the site points out, there are ways to continue using the service, even if you’re accessing it from a virtual private network. All it requires is a little research on your part, and you’ll soon be watching your favorite series once more.

You’re Not Randomising Content

Netflix, like Youtube, has a lot of choice. There are literally thousands of dramas, movies, and documentaries to choose from. Sometimes, it can all get a little bit overwhelming, and many people just stick to the content they know.

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But to really enjoy Netflix, you’ve got to break out of your viewing rut and try watching something new - and different. The great thing about Netflix is that you never really know what hidden gems you’ll discover on the network since it has so much to offer. The AllFix Google Chrome extension adds a randomize button to your browser, allowing you to get more randomized content in your Netflix feed.

How to celebrate National Pumpkin Day

If you love pumpkin spice, NOW is the time to get your Captain Morgan Jack O' Blast and make these delicious drinks!  
Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast is the first pumpkin spiced rum to ever hit shelves, as a blend of Caribbean rum and everyone’s favorite fall flavors - including fresh pumpkin, cinnamon and other autumnal spices. Whether you’re preparing for your Halloween party or carving Jack-O-Lantern’s with friends, Jack-O’Blast is the perfect way to toast to the pumpkin holiday. Happy National Pumpkin Day!  Enjoy!

Orange Pumpkin Smash 
·         1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast
·         2 oz. orange juice
·         2 oz. club soda
DIRECTIONS: Combine Jack-O’Blast and orange juice in a glass filled with ice and stir. Top with club soda and enjoy.

·         1 oz. Jack-O’Blast shot
·         4 oz. Lager 
DIRECTIONS: Drop shot of Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast in a glass of lager beer and enjoy.

Blasted Brew
·         .5 oz. Jack-O’Blast
·         .5 oz. Cannon Blast
DIRECTIONS: Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a shot glass.

Please drink responsibly and NEVER drink and drive.

Jack O' Blast Hot Chocolate with Toasted Marshmallows

Fall is in the air! ahhh  We know what that means.  All things pumpkin.   This spiked hot chocolate is sure to satisfy your pumpkin craving.    Make a large batch so all your friends can enjoy.  

This recipe makes two (2) servings

  • 1 oz. Captain Morgan's Jack-O-Blast Spiced Rum (each mug)
  • 1 oz. Bailey's Pumpkin Spice Irish Cream (each mug)
  • 2 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 4 1/2 tbsps Dark Chocolate syrup
  • Marshmallows

  1. In a medium sauce pot over low heat, add two (2) cups of heavy cream and four (4) tablespoons of dark chocolate syrup, stir ingredients until the heavy cream is a rich chocolate brown.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat source and divide the hot chocolate into two mugs.
  3. Add one (1) ounce Bailey's Pumpkin Spice Irish cream, and one (1) ounce of Captain Morgan's Jack-O-Blast Spiced Rum into each mug of hot chocolate.
  4. Top each mug with three (3) medium size marshmallows, then torch marshmallows using a baker's Crème brûlée torch, or place the mugs onto a cookie sheet and brown the marshmallows in the oven using the broil setting. 
  5. Serve.
Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive

Getting In On The Ground Floor: Seeing The Stars Before They're Huge

Everyone loves the classics. At least, everyone pretends to love the classics for fear of appearing uncultured. If you devote a lot of time to seeming to be a cultural maven, you'll even know the little bits of info that trip others up. Did you know, for example, that Peter Pan wasn't written as a good guy? Do you refer to Romeo and Juliet as a great romance, despite the fact they both die completely unnecessarily?

The classics are fine and have their place. They are classics for a reason, of course. The entire works of Shakespeare and the music of Beethoven were edgy and new once. They have stood the test of time and thus became classics. But now, they're the past. Unless we come up with some new classics, cultural historians will just look back on this decade as being when all the greats died. How depressing would that be?

So there's a lot to be said for getting out there and seeing what's new before it becomes huge. Seeing something different, that pushes boundaries, is essential so that art forms can move forward. Whether it's visual art, music or drama, there's something to be said for the classics. But step outside the comfort zone, and you'll find there are great works being made today, too.

Music: Go See An Unsigned Band

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Do you recall the first time you heard your favorite group or singer? For many of us, we came to them late, hearing their third or fourth album, or a single from it on the radio. We then went back through their back catalog and realized: "Yeah, I love this new stuff. But the debut album is life-changing!".

How exciting would it be to get in on the ground floor with a band like that? Unsigned bands play all the time, all over the place. And by going to see them you may hear some uninspired dirge - but you also might see the new Beatles before they become huge.

Drama: Not Everything Worth Seeing Is On Broadway

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Broadway is the home of the big stage show with plays, musicals and more selling out nightly. Many people now appearing in Hollywood blockbusters have come from those stages. Many more make a great living appearing on those stages. But before a show hits the big theaters, it often has to prove its mettle in smaller houses. Sometimes, even with established stars. Buying Off-Broadway tickets is a chance to see something innovative before the creators lose control of it.

Movies: The Independent Scene Holds Real Wonders

Think of your favorite actor, and all the great films you've seen them in. These days, they make one or two films a year. Back when they were new, they often had to make at least twice that to earn a living. And so they have long, long filmographies.

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Many of those movies never got to the big multiplexes, and were instead arthouse classics. If there is a small independent cinema near you, go and see something today. Ideally, you won't have heard of any of the actors in it. If you like that film, keep an eye out for the stars in other movies - you'll have a chance to see some excellent films.

Time to Put Your Feet Up and Relax! The Perfect Couples Movie Night

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Whether you’ve just started dating or have been together for years, a movie night with your other half is always a good idea! It’s cheap, convenient and you don’t have to move off the sofa- what’s not to love? Especially after a long week, when going out or doing anything energetic feels like far too much hassle. Now the weather is cooling down and the nights are drawing in quicker, it’s the perfect chance to start introducing couples movie nights back into your routine. Want to plan the perfect night in for you and your loved one? Here are a few things to think about when setting it up.

You will, of course, need some movies to watch! You could search the best Netflix movies, or pick up a DVD when you’re at a store. Alternatively, you could keep your eye out a few days before your night in, and see if anything good is being shown on tv. That way you can record it on your cable/ satellite box ready for the evening. All you have to do is then decide on what you are going to watch! If you have very different tastes, you could each pick a film and watch them both during the night. Or watch one this time and the next on the next movie night.

Food and Drinks
Let's face it, one of the best parts about a movie night is scoffing the delicious snacks. You could whip up something during the day- Pinterest has lots of ideas for this kind of thing. You could order in some fast food if you were feeling lazy, or just pour some snacks and finger foods into bowls. Either way, the food is an essential thing to get right for your couples night! For drinks, you could go with a few alcoholic beverages. Or if you don’t drink (or have work the next day!) something like hot chocolate would be perfect for this time of year.

Cozy Seating
Plenty of cushions, throws and pillows will get your seating area as comfy as possible. Things like throws can wear out, and cushions can become flat over time. If you have found that this is the case with yours, you could look into completely replacing them. Plush, soft cushions and new snuggly blankets are always a delight, and the perfect accompaniment to your couples movie night!

Scented Candles
Not only do scented candles make the room smell nice, but the soft glow is always kind of romantic which is nice when you are spending the evening with your loved one. Candles help to set the ambiance and make everywhere feel extra cozy. If you’re all about fragrance, you could also use wax burners. These allow you to mix and match scents better than full candles.

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Do you include a couples movie night as part of your routine? What are your essentials for a great night in?


This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Warner Bros. Pictures  I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

I am really excited to see the movie STORKS with my family.  Whether you have a baby on the way or not, this animated movie is full of fun and laughs.  It is a MUST SEE MOVIE!  Check out this trailer.

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.

STORKS opens in theaters on September 23rd.  Get your tickets NOW.  Check out the cool games and activities on the STORKS website and follow them on social media.

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Here are some fun STORKS activity sheets! Just right click and save to download and print.

Here is a cool beak to make!


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In the beginning Storks delivered babies.  Friendship, Family and adventure comes to the big screen on September 23rd.  #Storks
About the film Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.  Directors: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland Writer: Nicholas Stoller Producers: Nicholas Stoller, Brad Lewis Executive Producers: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Jared Stern Cast: Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Katie Crown, Danny Trejo  
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In the beginning they delivered babies.  Friendship, Family and adventure comes to the big screen on September 23rd.


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Minecraft Story Mode Review and Giveaway

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A lot of families out there have at least one member who was bitten hard by the Minecraft bug. My family has suffered greatly with the joy of Minecraft. We have been addicted from the first time we played it on Xbox 360. A few years and hundreds of hours and millions of blocks placed later, we are still just as addicted, playing on Xbox One. When we heard about Minecraft Story Mode by TellTale Games, we knew we were going to have to have it. The idea of a playable story featuring the pixelated blocks we all have grown to love, was a very exciting one. My husband and I have played a few other TellTale Games releases, and we've always quite enjoyed the game play and story lines. Most of TellTale's games aren't family-oriented, so we have never played them with the kids. Minecraft Story Mode is rated E10+, meaning it is appropriate for anyone over the age of 10.


Win Art from One Must Dash

 The wonderful Air Prints from One Must Dash are perfect to make any room look more exciting. They have lots of fun designs, many of which are even customizable. I decided to go with the one that jumped out to me immediately, which was the "A Day In May" print. Even the name sounds like springtime. The print itself is a little bit "darker". It has a hazy feel, that I just love.


Nickelodeon 2-DVD Gift Set Giveaway

Great videos for the kids.  You can win these awesome movies from Nickelodeon.  Thanks to Kathy's Savings for the giveaway! 

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