August 1, 2020

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Amazon First Reads - Score a #Free Book for Amazon Prime Members this month



Amazon Prime Members can request free book each from Amazon First Reads!


Get early access to editors' picks. Choose one FREE Kindle book each month and shop hardcovers for $9.99 or less. There are eight choices each valued at $4.99 and all books are available in advance of their official September 1st release date.

  • Interference by Brad Parks 
  • Girl Gone Mad: A Novel by Avery Bishop 
  • Deadly Waters by Dot Hutchison Don’t Ever Forget by Matthew Farrell 
  • Honeysuckle Season by Mary Ellen Taylor 
  • Find Layla: A Novel by Meg Elison 
  • The Woman in the Moonlight: A Novel by Patricia Morrisroe 
  • Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Say Good Night by Lauren H. Kerstein
First Reads is a program that offers customers early access to new Kindle books across popular genres from Amazon Publishing. Every month customers may choose one of the books selected by our editors for $1.99.

Joining is free with no purchase obligation. By joining, you receive a monthly e-mail announcing new Amazon First Reads picks. You can unsubscribe from the monthly e-mail at any time by visiting Amazon Local and Amazon Delivers E-mail Subscriptions in Your Account

July 31, 2020

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Camp Warner Bros. - Week 6 - Alex & Me Goal Chart and Family Workout #CampWarnerBros

Shoot for your dreams this week at Camp Warner Bros., as soccer superstar, Alex Morgan, stars in the full-length feature film – Alex & Me! The film follows the uplifting story of a young female athlete who learns how you need passion, determination and self-worth to make all your dreams come true.

 

Summer is a great time for campers to think of their goals -  be it short term, or long term! In Alex & Me, Reagan (played by Siena Agudong (“Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn,” and “ Star Falls”) uses a chart to keep track of her daily soccer drills as she progress towards her goals.Why not have your kids keep track of their personal goals with their Alex & Me Goal Chart - a great tool to motivate kids to strive to be their best!  This way the kids can hold themselves accountable and take charge of their goals.

 



In soccer, developing strength enables a player to better control his or her body when they are striking or heading the ball, making a save in a goal, or changing directions abruptly on the field. Participating in group physical activity can be fun, elevate your mood, and strengthen your body and bond with your team all at the same time!.

 

Parents, make sure you and your kids always use caution when exercising, and listen to your body. If something doesn’t feel right – don’t do it! Daily exercise improves health, can reduce anxiety, and increases self-confidence – and working together to get through this list as a team will make the whole family feel great!

 

  

About Alex and Me
Teenager Reagan Willis (Agudong) has one dream – to play soccer like her hero, Alex Morgan. Her bedroom is a shrine to all things Alex, including a life-size poster of the Olympic gold medalist. Yet in the Willis house, Reagan lives in the shadow of her prep football superstar brother, Logan. When Reagan fails to make the cut of the premiere local soccer club team and is humiliated by her rival Claire, she’s certain her ship has sailed. But after accidentally hitting her head, Reagan’s poster of Alex Morgan suddenly comes to life and everything changes!

An Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion with a penchant for goal scoring, Alex Morgan is one of the top soccer players on the planet, currently playing forward for the United States Women's National Team and the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League. Away from the field, Morgan is also an accomplished author of “The Kicks” series, a collection of chapter books filled with wonderful messages of empowerment for young girls. The first The Kicks book, “Saving the Team,” debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times Best Seller list.

July 29, 2020

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Kids Bowl #Free all summer long!

Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Every Day All Summer Long, Valued At Over $500 Per Child!
 
Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.

After you sign your child up to bowl for free, you will be directed to a page offering the Family Pass for $29.95.   Please note this is optional,  you do not need to purchase this for your child to bowl free.  This is  an option for the rest of the family to have a discounted pass to bowl along with your child.

Standard shoe rental rates apply. 

July 24, 2020

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Trolls World Tour - Perfect for family movie night


DreamWorks Animation presents TROLLS WORLD TOUR, a music- filled, exciting adventure that’s sure to make the whole family sing, dance, and have fun again and again. Join Poppy, Branch, and the rest of the Trolls in the all-new Dance Party Edition exclusively on Digital June 23, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray™, and DVD July 7, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Dance Party Edition includes an interactive dance party mode where viewers are introduced to dance moves to learn while they watch the film, lyrics to sing along, and surprises featuring their favorite characters! This special Dance Party Edition includes bonus content, such as an exclusive original short film starring the unforgettable Tiny Diamond, deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes exclusives with the power-house musical cast of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, George Clinton and many more. This fun and entertaining family film is the must-own movie of the summer.

This upbeat journey that’s sure to get your feet tapping is brought to life through a star-studded cast including Anna Kendrick (Trolls, Pitch Perfect), Justin Timberlake (TrollsFriends With Benefits), Kelly Clarkson (Ugly Dolls), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The Angry Birds Movie 2) and Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades Franchise) as well as Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live,” Playmobil: The Movie), James Corden (Into The Woods, Peter Rabbit), Ozzy Osbourne, Anderson .Paak, Sam Rockwell (G-Force, Jojo Rabit), J Balvin and Anthony Ramos (Original Hamilton Cast, A Star is Born). The film is currently available for early viewing on a wide variety of popular on-demand services as a premium rental offering.

Queen Poppy (Anna Kendrick), Branch (Justin Timberlake), and the rest of your favorite Trolls are back for another musical adventure that’s bigger—and louder—than ever before! In TROLLS WORLD TOUR, Poppy and Branch discover that their kingdom is only one of six musical realms—Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop, and Rock—that were once united in perfect harmony. When the power-hungry ruler of the Rocker Trolls threatens to silence all other music so her tribe can reign supreme, Poppy and Branch must embark on an epic quest to unite the realms of Trollskind, before the songs in their hearts are lost forever! The film is currently available for early viewing on a wide variety of popular on-demand services as a premium rental offering.

I personally loved this sequel more than the first movie!   There are so many great lessons in this film and relevant to today's world. I love the message about differences in culture and music. This film teaches them to be a good leaders and listeners. Music can never be taken away because it's inside of us and that is what matters the most. 
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K Ultra Hd, BLU-RAYTM, DVD and digital:
  • DANCE PARTY MODE – As Queen Poppy makes her way across the lands, this on-screen experience encourages the viewer to sing and dance along as they customize their own musical journey. With sing-along and dance elements, interactive pop ups and more, it’s sure to be a world of fun!
  • TINY DIAMOND GOES BACK TO SCHOOL – In this exclusive original short film, journey back to school with Tiny Diamond as he tries to figure out how to be the cool kid and ‘fit in’.
  • TROLLS DANCE ACADEMY – Compilation of How-To-Dance pieces from Dance Party Mode
    • Pop
    • Waltz
    • Country
    • Funk
    • KPop
    • Reggaeton
  • TROLLS WORLD TOURIST MAP – Cloud Guy provides a quick "tourist guide's" view of the six realms that make up Trolls Kingdom.
    • Trolls Village
    • Symphonyville
    • Lonesome Flats
    • Vibe City
    • Volcano Rock City
    • Techno Reef
  • DELETED SCENES WITH INTROS BY DIRECTOR WALT DOHRN, PRODUCER GINA SHAY AND CO-DIRECTOR DAVID P. SMITH*
    • Cooper's Destiny
    • Let's Go Save the World
    • Bicycle Built for Two
    • Breaktime
    • Meet the Bounty Hunters
    • Making New Friends
    • Cloud 9
  • TROLLS PERFECT HARMONY – Hear from the star-studded cast of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Anderson .Paak, George Clinton, Kunal Nayyar, James Corden and the filmmakers about the history of music featured in the film. From classical to country to rock, pop and techno, the cast and filmmakers reveal their favorite types of music.
  • TROLLS WORLD TOUR BACKSTAGE* – A behind-the-scenes making of featurette showcases Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom, Ron Funches, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Sam Rockwell and Kenan Thompson as some of the talent behind the Trolls and the process of bringing the them to life.
    • Opening Act
    • Headliners
    • Encore!
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR WALT DOHRN, PRODUCER GINA SHAY AND CO-DIRECTOR DAVID P. SMITH
* Exclusive to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ & Digital
 
TROLLS WORLD TOUR will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
    • TROLLS WORLD TOUR 4K Ultra HD is available with HDR10+™, providing a premium HDR picture quality. HDR10+ transforms your movie watching experience with incredible brightness and contrast for each scene, delivering brighter brights and deepest darks.
  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.
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#CampWarnerBros – Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans


In Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans, the comedic modern-day quintet takes on their 2003 counterparts when villains from each of their worlds join forces to pit the two Titan teams against each other. They’ll need to set aside their differences and work together to combat Trigon, Hexagon, Santa Claus (that’s right, Santa!) and time itself in order to save the universe.


While chores can be a bore it is a great way to teach kids responsibility and the value of a dollar.– Teaching them to save money and budgeting is a great way to set them up for their future. If they feel like being real Super Heroes – they can even do chores for charity – and have them donate to a cause that can save someone else’s Universe! Start saving in this unique piggy bank featuring your favorite Teen Titan character.   Make sure you have parental supervision! You’ll need just a few simple items to create this masterpiece.

  • Mason Jar with lid
  • Mod Podge
  • Orange Paint (or any color you prefer for your favorite character)
  • Scissors
  • Sponge Brush

Head on over here to access the full instructions as well as the templates!
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Amazon First Reads - Score Two #Free Books for Amazon Prime Members this month



Amazon Prime Members can request free book each from Amazon First Reads!

Get early access to editors' picks. Choose TWO FREE Kindle book each month and shop hardcovers for $9.99 or less. There are eight choices each valued at $4.99 and all books are available in advance of their official August 1st release date.

  • Trust No One by Debra Webb
  • Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing by Allison Scotch
  • Her Final Words by Brianna Labuskes
  • Across the Winding River by Aimie Runyan
  • The Last of the Moon Girls by Barara Davis
  • The Son and Heir by Alexander Miinninghoff
  • White Out by Danielle Girard
  • Clover Kitty Goes to Kindergarten by Laura Salas

First Reads is a program that offers customers early access to new Kindle books across popular genres from Amazon Publishing. Every month customers may choose one of the books selected by our editors for $1.99.

Joining is free with no purchase obligation. By joining, you receive a monthly e-mail announcing new Amazon First Reads picks. You can unsubscribe from the monthly e-mail at any time by visiting Amazon Local and Amazon Delivers E-mail Subscriptions in Your Account

July 18, 2020

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Cents of Style - CLEARANCE Collection 50% OFF Lowest Marked Price & FREE Shipping


Check out Cents of Style's CLEARANCE deal. There are well over 200 different items to choose from with sizes ranging from S-3XL. They have shirts, sweaters, pants, skirts, shorts, tanks, graphic tees, accessories, jewelry and basically a little bit of everything! Items starting UNDER $5 SHIPPED!

WEEK OF DEALS - 7/17/20 - CLEARANCE Collection 50% OFF Lowest Marked Price & FREE Shipping w/code: HOTBUYS
Deal ends 7/19 midnight.

July 17, 2020

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Homemade Fabric Refresher #DIY #Frugal

This is super easy to make and makes our house smell fresh and amazing!   You will need some Gain Scent Boosters, Downy Unstoppables or some sort of bead laundry booster.  An empty spray bottle is also needed.  Instead of buying a new one I just used an old fabric refresher bottle and cleaned it out!

  1. Pour some of the laundry booster beads in the cap of the container.
      
  2. Add the beads to the empty spray bottle.
  3. Fill the bottle with warm tap water and shake the bottle until the beads  are dissolved.  It is that simple.  
Making your own fabric refresher is super easy and can save you a ton! I love not having to add Febreze on my shopping list anymore!

July 16, 2020

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#CampWarnerBros - Week 4 - Scooby-Doo!: WrestleMania Mystery

Everyone’s favorite mystery-solving gang joins forces with WWE for the first-time ever in the animated film, Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery,

co-produced by WWE® Studios and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The highly anticipated movie reveals the tale of how Scooby, Shaggy and the rest of the gang protect the coveted WWE championship belt during a trip to WWE City. Full of high-octane action, Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery is available on Blu-ray Combo and Digital HD. The all-new original movie is full of mystery and features some of the biggest names from the WWE. You will want to pin down this fun family adventure!

When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, they convince the entire Mystery Inc. gang to travel to WWE City in the Mystery Machine to enjoy the show. But the trip quickly turns into another mystery as WWE City is full of secrets! A mysterious ghostly bear appears and threatens to ruin the show and steal the championship title belt. With the help of WWE Superstars John Cena, Triple H, Sin Cara, Brodus Clay, AJ Lee, The Miz, Santino Marella and Kane, Scooby-Doo and The Mystery Inc. gang team up to solve the case before it is too late!

WWE Superstars John Cena, Triple H, Sin Cara, Brodus Clay, AJ Lee, The Miz, Santino and Kane will appear in animated form, lending their voices to this action-packed animated film. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon will also lend his voice and appear in animated form.



Purchase Scooby-Doo: Wrestlemania Mystery on Amazon.

My son is a huge Scooby fan, so he was excited to see this new Mystery the gang was about to uncover. He is not familiar with WWE, but it did not matter to him as long as his favorite characters in it! Growing up, my brother was into WWE, so it was always on in my house. This cartoon stayed true to WWE and Scooby fans and WWE will be delighted with this DVD. In this newest installment, the gang takes a trip to WWE City and of course ghastly ghosts mysteriously appear and the gang jumps into action to save the show! Not only do Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred help to solve the case, but so do some of their new wrestling buddies!


Looking for a fun snack?  Campers can get out of the summer heat and into the kitchen (with the help of a grown-up) to fuel up for WrestleMania® with this tasty “Scooby Snack” recipe:

Check out these fun coloring pages to keep the summer camp life going all week!


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DIY No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag


Looking for a super fun, easy way to make your child's favorite last even longer?  Then make it into a no-sew  t-shirt tote bag! A while back at a convention a group of  lovely ladies  taught me how to make this super easy and super adorable bag!
What you will need: 
  • T-Shirt
  • Scissors

Instructions: 
  1. Lay the t shirt flat,  following the seams, cut off the neck on both sides of shirt.  Make sure it scoops on both sides.
  2.  Next cut of the sleeves.  Cutting off the bottom seam is optional.
     
  3. Cut from the bottom up about 3″-4″ long, 3/4″ wide strips all the way across the width of the shirt.  Make sure to also cut the strip in half long way that is on each end of shirt (the fold)
  4. Tie the fringes into knots

July 15, 2020

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Amazon First Reads - Score Two #Free Books for Amazon Prime Members this month



Amazon Prime Members can request free book each from Amazon First Reads!

Get early access to editors' picks. Choose TWO FREE Kindle book each month and shop hardcovers for $9.99 or less. There are eight choices each valued at $4.99 and all books are available in advance of their official August 1st release date.

  • Trust No One by Debra Webb
  • Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing by Allison Scotch
  • Her Final Words by Brianna Labuskes
  • Across the Winding River by Aimie Runyan
  • The Last of the Moon Girls by Barara Davis
  • The Son and Heir by Alexander Miinninghoff
  • White Out by Danielle Girard
  • Clover Kitty Goes to Kindergarten by Laura Salas

First Reads is a program that offers customers early access to new Kindle books across popular genres from Amazon Publishing. Every month customers may choose one of the books selected by our editors for $1.99.

Joining is free with no purchase obligation. By joining, you receive a monthly e-mail announcing new Amazon First Reads picks. You can unsubscribe from the monthly e-mail at any time by visiting Amazon Local and Amazon Delivers E-mail Subscriptions in Your Account
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Tips for traveling with your dog!

Now that warmer weather is here, you may be excited about traveling to see family and friends. Of course you want the entire family to travel with you and that mean Fido too! Traveling with your dog can be fun, but make it effortless when you give these tips a try
  • Local Tag: If you plan to travel far from home, consider having an extra set of ID tags made with a local phone number – such as your local family, friends or even hotel. That way if your pet happens to get loose, his or her rescuer will know that someone is searching for them nearby.  Most pet stores have a do it yourself machine and at under $10 a tag, it is worth it!
  • CollarLeash Poop bags: Remember that taking Fido out of the car for potty breaks must include his collar being secured and him being leashed. Be prepared for them to sniff FOREVER before doing his business. Make sure to clean up after Fido! 
  • Trail Run: Take a trip around the block to see how he reacts. If your pooch gets car sick like one of mine, then reach out to the vet prior to going on the big trip!
  • Buckle up: Like people, pets are safest when restrained in the car – many states have laws about keeping pets in carriers or buckled up while on the road. My one pooch rides in his kennel, the place he feels the most secure!
  • Food and Water: Be sure to bring along Fido’s favorite food so as not to upset his stomach. A travel food and water dish is also perfect for pit stops.
  • Seat Covers/Blankets: Protect your seats from muddy paws, drool, dog hair and accidents! It is also good to bring some extra towels as well!
  • Vaccination Records: Keep a copy of all vaccination records in your dogs travel bad. Should an emergency arise once you are on the road, you will have the important information you need.
Please remember to never ever lock your pet in your car, even for a few minutes!!!  The temperature inside your vehicle can rise almost 20º F in just 10 minutes. In 20 minutes, it can rise almost 30º F and so on as the temperatures rise.    Don't let your pet become a victim of heat exhaustion!

July 14, 2020

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SUMMER Shorts, Tanks & Tees ALL 2 For $26 + FREE Shipping

   

Fashion Friday- 7/10/20- SUMMER Shorts, Tanks & Tees ALL 2 For $26 + FREE Shipping w/code: STAYCOOL
 There is a variety of styles, colors and sizing available from S-3xl. This whole collection of tees, tanks & shorts are ONLY $13 each when 2 or more are purchased + FREE SHIPPING with the code STAYCOOL!

 
Fashion Friday- 7/10/20- SUMMER Shorts, Tanks & Tees ALL 2 For $26 + FREE Shipping w/code: STAYCOOL
Deal: Shorts, tanks & tees 2 For $26 & FREE SHIPPING
Code: STAYCOOL
Active: until 7/15/20 at midnight.



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Scholastic Summer Challenge

Scholastic Summer Challenge


Here's how you can get involved:

Help your kids sign-up at www.scholastic.com/summer

The free program unites communities in a nationwide campaign that celebrates reading for fun while improving access to books during the summer. For 2020, they are excited to share a brand new kids experience in Scholastic Home Base, a free digital destination which offers full books, live events, and games in a safe community for readers! Kids will be encouraged to track their reading streaks™ to earn rewards and unlock book donations, with the goal of donating 100,000 books by July!

July 13, 2020

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Kids Bowl #Free all summer long!

Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Every Day All Summer Long, Valued At Over $500 Per Child!
 
Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.

After you sign your child up to bowl for free, you will be directed to a page offering the Family Pass for $29.95.   Please note this is optional,  you do not need to purchase this for your child to bowl free.  This is  an option for the rest of the family to have a discounted pass to bowl along with your child.

Standard shoe rental rates apply.