Friday, April 29, 2016

"Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir" US/CAN-Ends May 14/16

Nickelodeon's "Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir" on DVD May 3‏
Los Angeles, California – Get ready to bug out with two new super heroes! The exciting new 3D CGI animated TV series Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is coming to DVD on May 3, 2016, from Shout! Kids, in collaboration with ZAG. The release features seven incredible episodes, bonus features, and a French language track – très bon! Wildly successful on Nickelodeon, its legions of fans worldwide know that Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is superhero super fun.

Marinette and Adrien, two seemingly normal kids live what appears to be an ordinary teen life in Paris with daily encounters that create amusing circumstances in school, with friends, family, and even with strangers. But when the evil Hawk Moth threatens their beloved city of Paris, they transform into the superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir using super powers gained with the help of their magical friends. Hawk Moth is using his evil energy to transform normal people into super villains, so our two heroes need to use all their skills to defeat him.

Becoming Ladybug is a complicated process. First, Marinette needs a "Kwami," which is a tiny magical assistant (called Tikki). She also needs a "Miraculous," which is a magical accessory (her special pair of earrings). Tikki uses the Miraculous to transform Marinette, but her Ladybug super powers only work for a limited time!

It is a good thing that she gets a little help from her superhero partner, Cat Noir even though she insists she doesn't need him. If only she knew Cat Noir's true identity – her school crush, Adrien! It will take a lot – friendship, teamwork and skill – to outwit Hawk Moth. Will Ladybug and Cat Noir be able to balance their double lives and keep Paris safe? Will they ever find out each other's true identity? Until then – there is a whole city of baddies to defeat… SPOTS ON, CLAWS OUT!

Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir episodes include:

“The Bubbler,” “Mr. Pigeon,” “Stormy Weather,” “Timebreaker,” “Copycat,” “The Pharoah,” and “Lady Wifi”!

Bonus Features:

Episode Animatics


Cast and Crew Interviews

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Shout! Factory Films, Shout! Factory Kids, Scream Factory™, Shout! Factory TV, Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

ZAG, a privately held firm founded by Jeremy Zag, specializes in the creation and global distribution of kids and family entertainment franchises such as Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. ZAG’s multiple divisions located in United States, Europe and Asia focus on the production of high-quality CGI animated and hybrid (live action and animation) feature films, TV series and games with a 360 approach including digital content and music. Zagtoon established in 2009 in partnership with veteran, Jacqueline Tordjman, has produced almost 200 half-hours of original content, which airs on major broadcast channels in over 120 markets worldwide. Other divisions include its Feature Film division ZAG Animation Studios (joint-venture created in 2014 with Michael Barnathan and Chris Columbus), ZAG Digital and ZAG Records. Visit us at

Miraculous™ is the trademark of ZAGTOON and METHOD. All Rights Reserved. © 2015 Zagtoon-Method Animation-TOEI Animation-SAMG-SK Broadband - AB - De Agostini editore S.p.A. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care-US Only-Ends May 11/16

Today I have some great products to offer you and I am sure you will like them. Sorry but its for US only.

Recently I received some products from Dr. Sharp and they are wonderful.A tube of toothpaste for the grandchildren when they come over, they have toothbrushes here and use them all the time. A pack of floss, another tube of toothpaste for hubby and I and a bottle of mouth wash.
Dr. Sharp created a line of oral hygiene products to give people a healthier alternative. His product line includes children’s toothpaste, adult toothpaste, fresh mint mouthwash, and dental tape. All products are safe to use, made in the USA, and are gluten-free, have no artificial colors or flavors, are vegan, non-GMO, alcohol-free, fluoride-free, and cruelty-free. Plus, they help whiten teeth and have xylitol, which is a natural sweetener that also helps to fight off cavities. The products are safe for the entire family.

About Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care

Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care is a line of natural oral care products that were created by Dr. Bruno Sharp, a fourth-generation dentist. All products are made from natural, safe ingredients, and are made in the USA. The product line includes toothpaste for children and adults, mouthwash, and dental tape.
For more information about Dr. Bruno Sharp and his dental practice visit
The sponsor has offered these same products to one winner in the US only. So get the entries in and good luck everyone.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mothers Day Promotion-Canada Only-May 6/16

We have a great giveaway for the mom's and mom's to be out there. Raincoast Books is kindly giving away a total of 6 books with a gift value of $140.Take a look at this prize package.
I chose two of these books and they are the Daily Motherhood and the Letters to My Mom. Sadly, my own mother is no longer with us but I thought my grandaughter would love the one book and my daughter in law the other. The sayings in the Daily Motherhood are just awesome.


This colorful and reassuring picture book follows Babysaurus on an adventure as he enlists his prehistoric friends to seek his Mamasaurus. Is his Mamasaurus the fastest in the jungle? No. Is she the loudest? No. Is she the best flyer? No! Of course, Mamasaurus has been right there all along. And when Babysaurus needs a little help, she is ready with a big hug and a sweet, leafy snack. For Babysaurus, his Mamasaurus is the best mamasaurus in the world! Stephan Lomp has illustrated several books in his native Germany, and in this debut as both author and artist, he has created a fresh twist on a perennial theme that will win the hearts of little ones and their mamas as they snuggle up to read a new favorite.

Stephan Lomp is the cofounder of an award-winning underground comic anthology and has previously published three picture books in Germany. He lives in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Letters to My Mom
Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.

Lea Redmond
Mom will truly treasure this keepsake forever. The twelve fold-and-mail-style envelopes (ten prompted, two blank) invite sons and daughters to capture memories and express gratitude for Mom, seal up the envelopes with the included stickers, and postdate the letters. When Mom breaks the seals in the future, she'll receive an invaluable gift: a tangible reflection of her child's love.

Lea Redmond is a creative consultant and the brains behind the Letters to My series, The World’s Smallest Post Service, Connexio, My Museum journal, Lucky You!, the Tandem Activity Book, and Conversation Dice. Her creative workshop, Leafcutter Designs, offers curious goods, surprising services, and projects for participation: She lives in Oakland, California.

Mothers of the Village
Why All Moms Need the Support of a Motherhood Community and How to Find It For Yourself

C. J. Schneider

So many mothers feel like something is out of joint, something is missing - and maybe the truth is that we're all just missing each other.

C. J. Schneider found herself in the middle of a perfect storm after giving birth to her third child and moving to a new neighborhood. Conditions for misery and postpartum depression were ideal: she was isolated, lonely, and exhausted with three young children at home. As she started talking with other mothers, she realized that she was not alone in her experience of feeling alone.

In her unique voice, Schneider intelligently and compassionately offers practical advice on how to create the essential community that mothers need. Given the many examples of communal mothering from the past and around the world, as well as modern examples of communities in which mothers are thriving, the research is clear: since the beginning of womankind, mothering has been a communal effort.

Mothers of the Village affirms that as mothers connect with each other and learn to work with each other, despite the challenges, they may find a piece of themselves that they have felt missing all along.

C. J. Schneider lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband, three sweet children, a wild imagination, and a distaste for all things laundry. Though she had many adventures before motherhood-exploring and working in Asia, Europe, and Africa-her greatest and most challenging venture has been discovering the wonder of family and building a village of friends and fellow moms.

Daily Motherhood
365 Days of Inspiration for the Hardest Job You'll Ever Love

You are exactly who your children need. No one can fill your shoes. No one can give what you have to offer. No one can love or know your child like you do. That is the privilege of being a mother.

Catherine Arveseth, Motherhood Realized

Every mom needs a pick­-me-­up now and then so why not every day? With 365 gorgeously designed quotes about motherhood,one for every day of the year, Daily Motherhood is the perfect gift for every mother. This beautiful quote book will inspire, uplift, and energize moms, reminding them why they do what they do and recommitting them to the world's greatest job: motherhood.

Welcome to a place where parents are celebrated, not compared. Where heart is at the center of our families, and family at the center of our homes. Where boo-boos are still kissed, cake beaters are still licked, and mistakes are still okay. Welcome to a place where books-and family-are beautiful. Familius: a book publisher dedicated to helping families be happy.

The Dreamday Pattern Journal: Heraldic - Paris (Sorry no photo)
Coloring-in notebook for writing, musing, drawing and doodling

Laurence King

The Original Pattern Journals are a new concept in luxury stationery. Each journal contains patterned pages for coloring-in and doodling interleaved with blank pages for taking notes and drawing. Each has a visual theme associated with a particular period or place, whether Renaissance Florence, 1920s Manhattan, or Mid-Century Scandinavia.

Composed of cream and gray stocks and featuring colored endpapers, richly patterned covers, and a bellyband, the journals are a perfect blending of the traditional blank journal and the current craze for coloring-in books. This is a series that can be used as beautiful, functional stationery but each volume will also become a unique personal notebook with your own designs and coloring.

The first four titles in the series are:

Renaissance -Florence - Art Deco - Manhattan - Heraldic - Paris - Mid-Century Modern - Scandinavian Design

Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone
Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening

Becky Blades

No matter how hard they try, parents never have time to teach their children everything they need to know before they leave home. Luckily, Becky Blades has compiled the best tidbits of advice into one thought-provoking, conversation-starting book. Covering everything from posture to finances, with a hint of motherly sass, Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone is the perfect gift for leaving-the-nest kids, or anyone in your life who could use a little bit of coming-of-age common sense.

Becky Blades is a writer, artist, business strategiest, and philosopher of creative, adventurous living. Since selling her award-winning public relations firm, Blades has served on corporate boards, as a civic advocate for the arts and entrepreneurship, and as a consultant and mentor.

Blades' blog,, celebrates the art of beginning. She has started 2,865 projects and finished 127. Among the unfinished are two almost-launched daughters, proving her point that it's not what you finish, it's what you stART.
One lucky mom is going to win these six books so get your entries in today and good luck everyone.
Many thanks to Raincoast Books.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Ice Chips-2 Winners-US/CAN-ends May 7/16

So for those who have won some of these Ice Chips before, you know when I say they are delicious, I am being honest here. They really are nice tasting and are great for people with diabetes.

I was approached again to hold a giveaway for these candy. So for those who have never heard of these,
this is what I received. I love the Root Beer candy and the Licorice and they are the first usually to be gone. My grandchildren love them as well as everyone who tries them.

Featured on the ABC Hit TV Show, SHARK TANK it's Ice Chips Candy and the "Grannies!"
These smart, sassy and vibrant ladies; Charlotte Clary and and Bev Vines-Haines are millionaire entrepreneurs; health care advocates and makers of the candy that is taking the world by storm: ICE CHIPS CANDY!
ICE CHIPS CANDY came into being when the Grannies were looking for a candy that was good for their 41 grandchildren and friends of theirs who had diebetic maladies. They made the candy when they were told it couldn't be done.
And ICE CHIPS CANDY took off. Not only all natural, but good for your teeth and TASTES GREAT!

Ice Chips candy is different because it
*tastes amazing
*no aftertaste
*beneficial to teeth
*recommended for diabeica
*reduces new tooth decay
*reduces cavity causing bacteria
*inhibits growth of dental plaque
*stimulates saliva flow
*does not impact insulin levels
*contains ZERO net effective carbs.

These candy contain Xylitol. It is a natural occurring sweetener found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables. Its even found in small amounts in the human body. One teaspoon of Xylitol contains 40% less calories than sugar and is nt utilized via the same insulin pathways as sugar. Because of the slow absorption rate, the metabolic capacity is never exceeded when xylitol is administered by mouth.

Sucking on ICE CHIPS xylitol candy 3-5 times per day is recommended for maximum benefit. Ideally, use immediately after a meal or snack. Expectant mothers may use ICE CHIPS. Recent studies have found a link between consuming Xylitol during pregnancy and stronger teeth in infants.

So enter today so you can maybe win a package of these ICE CHIP candy and see for yourself how good they really are.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Pound Puppies:Showstopping Pups-US/CAN-Ends April 30/16

The canines find new pup-ularity in five fantastic tales!
The Pound Puppies are in the spotlight for this brand new collection of adventures from Shelter 17! Join Lucky, Niblet, Cookie, Squiet and Strudel as they display their song and dance skills, solve a mystery, become superheroes and encourage a faded TV star to return to glory!
Winner of the 2012 Humanitas Prize in Childrens's Animation, the Pound Puppies series stars the voices of Eric McCormack, Yvette Nicole Brown, Michael Rapaport, John DiMaggio, Alanna Ubach, Rene Auberjonois, and M. Emmet Walsh.
Episodes Include:
*The Accidental Pup Star
*It's Elementary, My Dear Pup Club
*Hot Dawg!
*The Watchdogs
*Back in Action

One lucky winner has a chance to add this DVD to their collection so good luck to everyone.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Avon Spring Giveaway-US/CAN-April 21/16

My friend Tammy Embrich has offered up a fantastic giveaway for you all. Take a look at all that will be in the winner's package.

Check out this video about the giveaway products.

Avon Spring Giveaway - Total Worth - $105.42 Includes Free Samples

US and Canada
Something new here, and just in time for the spring and summer season. A season for new beginnings and growth. A generous giveaway from Avon Representative - Tammy Embrich

A business that's been empowering women for 130 years, and counting

Just (1) of the many reasons why Tammy believes in Avon and their products...The company is well known for regularly donating toward (ending breast cancer - something that's close to her heart).

Let's Get To The Giveaway! ...

List Of Products That Will Be Given Away

* Makeup Case - Avon Striped Train Case - $5.99
* Rare Gold Cologne Spray - $9.99
* Anew Vitale Gel Cleanser 4.2 FL OZ - $4.99
* Anew Vitale Day Cream 1.7 OZ - $22.99
* Magix Face Perfector/Primer - $11.00
* Eye Makeup Remover 2 OZ - $4.00
* Skin So Soft Hand Cream 3.4 OZ - $4.50
* Eye Shadow Quad - Tranquility - $8.00
* Foot Works Healthy Intensive Moisture Foot Cream - $6.00
* Beyond Color Lipstick - $8.00
* Cherry Blossom Shimmer Mist - $5.99
* Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 2.5 OZ - $6.00
* Cherry Blossom Body Lotion 8.4 OZ - $3.99
* Cherry Blossom Shower Gel 5 OZ - $1.99 X (2) $3.98

Avon...The company that puts mascara on lashes and food on tables

If you would like to win ALL 14 Products, (FREE Samples and Brochures for 3 months), there are quite a few easy ways to participate

Generous Mix of FREE Samples
PLUS - FREE Samples AND FREE Brochures For 3 Months
Grand Total - $105.42

How can you not love a giveaway like this one. Lots of nice products available to win for one lucky person. Get your entries in today. Good luck everyone.

Friday, April 1, 2016

BooksandBallads t-shirt Giveaway-Canada Only-April16/16

We are now in the month of April and the robins are back and the snow is almost all gone. Spring has arrived finally. Now its time we can dig out our lighter summer clothes to wear. I have a giveaway to help with that.

Recently I was sent two short sleeve t-shirts, one in a lilac color and the other in Coral Silk.
Normally I like my clothing to fit nice and loose but I found these shirts are a bit form fitting for me. They are a size 3XL but I wear that size in other clothing and its always loose fitting on me. I have two more the same size and same colors to give away to one winner.

All of the clothing and other products you can buy from Books and Ballads can be seen here This store has some pretty nice things. Take a look. They are always adding new things in there.
The t-shirts I will be sending out are still in the package they arrived in: In this photo both shirts are in the same bag and the lilac shirt doesn't really show up that well. Its a brighter color like the one I have on.

So if you would like to win these two t-shirts get your entries in. Sorry US but I am sending these out myself and due to the cost of shipping, this giveaway is for Canada only.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Easter

I hope everyone will have a wonderful Easter weekend. If you are travellng, stay safe and enjoy time with family and friends. Don't eat too much of that chocolate. We are having family here for dinner so it will be nice.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Littlest Pet Shop:Pet Tales-US/CAN-April 1/16

These pets are sharing extraordinary adventures and you're invited! On March 8th, 2016, listen closely to Blythe and her pet pals with the Pet Tales on DVD from Shout!Factory, in collaberation with Hasbro Studios.
Join Blythe and her pet friends--Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Russell the hedgehog, Penny the panda, and Minka the monkey as they return for five outrageous tales, including their tangles with fairies and witches, mysterious jungles, quarreling koalas and much, much more! Its all here in this DVD.

Episodes include:

**So Interesting
**What's So Scary About The Jungle? Everything!
**Feud For Thought
**Fish Out of Water
**Proud As A... Peacock?

Bonus feature:

One lucky entrant is going to win a copy of The Littlest Pet Shop DVD so get your entries in today and good luck to everyone.

Friday, March 11, 2016

My Little Pony-Friends Across Equestria-US/CAN-March 26/16

Well it looks like My Little Pony and friends are on a journey again. Every Pony has learned the very valuable lesson that there is no power greater than the magic of friendship. Join Twilight Sparkle and her very best friends--Applejack, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and, of course, Spike-- as they spread the word and the wonderful power of that friendship throughout their home of Ponyville and beyond, aross the vast kingdom of Equestria!
My Little Pony-Friendship is Magic: Friends Across Equestria Episodes Include:
Make New Friends, But Keep Discord
Slice of Life
Amending Fences
Made in Manehattan
The Mane Attraction
Total running time is 110 minutes and it includes a Sing-Along

Here is your chance to add to your child's DVD collection. Get those entries in and good luck to everyone.