Play Snoopy Pop Game With Your Family! #SnoopyPop @PlaySnoopyPop #Giveaway #Ad

    My family loves to play games and have fun together.  These moments allow us to make precious memories with one another and provide opportunities for us to escape from our hectic weekly schedules involving school and work throughout the year.  Since we are also huge Peanuts fans, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to review Snoopy Pop, the all-new bubble shooter game featuring all of our favorite characters including Snoopy, Woodstock, and the rest of the gang.     Of course, my husband and sons learned how to play the game right away since they are gaming aficionados and often play games on their electronic devices.  I was a little worried that it would take me a long time to get the gist of how to play Snoopy Pop but is was surprisingly easy.     Basically, the premise of the game is that players have to help Snoopy and the rest of the beloved Peanuts characters rescue Woodstock and his flock of bird friends who have been trapped in bubbles.  The bubbles are color … [Read more...]

Learn About Cutting Edge Technology With Ron Smith And Peanuts! #CBXMas @Snoopy #Giveaway #Ad

    I'm very excited that, as a Peanuts Brand Ambassador, I have the pleasure this month of introducing you to Ron Smith of Technicolor.  Ron has worked on the Peanuts specials in three different jobs: first at CBS, which was airing the Peanuts series at the tim, then at Paramount, which was distributing the show at the time.     During our interview, he gave us exclusive insights into the cutting-edge technology of 4k scanning and finishing that’s making our beloved 50-year-old Peanuts classic look as fresh and clean as the day it was created.  That means you’ll see a richer image that’s closer to the original film than any previous digital version of the special.     There are more pixels per inch, so the picture quality is better than ever before on any television screen. Peanuts is a pioneer of this technology, which “future-proofs” A Charlie Brown Christmas and the other Peanuts specials for the day when ultra-high-definition TVs are the standard in every household. And the … [Read more...]

Celebrate Family Milestones With @Netflix #StreamTeam #Partner

   Fall is in full swing in our household.  We had a wonderful time planning for and celebrating Halloween last month and we are now preparing for the other major holidays that are quickly approaching like Thanksgiving and Christmas.  As always, one of the things that we really enjoy doing as a family is getting together for family movie night.  Since our son just started his basketball season on the Junior Varsity team, we have decided to celebrate this milestone by watching films as a family after every one of his games.     Having our boys involved in playing competitive sports is very important to my husband and I because they learn about working together and about good sportsmanship towards their teammates.  Since these post-game movie nights are to highlight my son's athletic accomplishments, we have to let him choose movies that are for big kids since he will be twelve next June and he is not a little guy anymore.  Thankfully, Netflix has all of the titles that he loves to … [Read more...]

SodaStream Unveils Scarlett Johansson As Its New Brand Ambassador! @SodaStream @ScarlettJ #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of SodaStream. I received a promotional item to facilitate this post and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.    Those of you who love bubbles as much as I do will be very excited to hear some important news that I have to share with all of you.  SodaStream, the leading manufacturer and distributor of home carbonation beverage systems, has announced a new partnership with an A list celebrity that will give other celebrity ambassadors a run for their money!     In an exciting unprecedented press event that was held on January 10th, SodaStream unveiled Scarlett Johansson as its first-ever Global Brand Ambassador.  As their new brand ambassador, she will also be the star of the much anticipated SodaStream Super Bowl ad.  In case you missed last year's ad, check out why they created so much noise with it!     Their new Super Bowl commercial is to run in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVIII on Fox on Feb. 2.  Their … [Read more...]

Learn How To Cook And Serve Meat And Poultry! #HormelFamily #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Today's meat has a variety of exciting choices.  You can probably find more than 100 different cuts of meat in your grocer's meat case during any of your shopping trips and more than 1,000 names for those cuts if you travel across the United States.     The problem is that there are specific ways to prepare different kinds of meats and many people don't know what to do with them once they take them home.  Personally, I always have problems preparing meat because I never know how long I should cook it or how to get the best flavors out of it during the cooking process.      Luckily, Hormel Foods Test Kitchen director, Joan Hanson has come up with a tip sheet of information that you can use to prepare different types of meats.  In order to ensure accuracy, use a meat thermometer to check the temperature of the meat that you are preparing in order to … [Read more...]