Bullock’s Buzz is up for Top Blogger Influencer, and would love your vote

alainaMy good friend, and blogger buddy, Alaina, has a wonderful site that is up for Top Blog Influencer this year.  And would love it if you would take a second to vote.

All you need to do is go to this link, and click the thumbs up.  Give it a second to register.  That’s it!

Her site is Bullock’s Buzz, and you can go to this link to check out her blog.


101 dalmationsThis Valentine’s Day, Share the Humor, Suspense and Adventures With Your Family!


Available for the First Time on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack,

Disney Movies Anywhere and On-Demand – February 10th


Featuring All-New, Never-Before-Seen Animated Short! 



Synopsis:  Pick your favorite spot to watch—anytime and anywhere—and get ready for a fun-filled adventure with the Diamond Edition of 101 Dalmatians! Pongo, Perdita and their super-adorable puppies are in for thrills, hilarious spills and an epic action-packed adventure when they face off with Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most fabulously outrageous villainess. When Cruella dognaps all of the Dalmatian puppies in London, brave animal heroes launch a daring plan to save all puppies from Cruella’s clutches! Unleash all the excitement and suspense of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, a beloved classic you’ll want to share with your family again and again!


Cast:   Rod Taylor (Inglorious Bastards, The Birds) as Pongo, J. Pat O’Malley (The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland) as Jasper and Betty Lou Gerson (The Fly, Cats Don’t Dance) as Cruella de Vil

Producer:          Walt Disney


Directors:             Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton S. Luske and Clyde Geronimi


Writers:                Story by Bill Peet. Based on the book “101 Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith


Release Date:       February 10, 2015 (Direct Prebook: 12/16; Distributor Prebook: 12/30)


Product SKUs:      Digital HD & SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere & On-Demand


New Bonus Features:         

All New Short – The Further Adventures of Thunderbolt

Walt Disney Presents “The Best Doggoned Dog in the World” (1961 Version)

Lucky Dogs


Dalmatians 101: Hosted by Cameron Boyce (Disney Channel’s “The Descendants”)

Plus a Selection of Classic Bonus Features

Ratings:                                G in US & Canada (bonus materials are not rated)


Feature Run Time:          Approximately 79 Minutes


Aspect Ratio:                     1:33:1


Audio:                                  Blu-ray: 7.1 DTS-HDMA / 1.0 Dolby Digital (English); 5.1 DTS-HDHR (French) & 5.1 Dolby Digital (Spanish)


Languages:                         English, French and Spanish


Subtitles:                            English (ESL/SDH), French and Spanish


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$40 million expansion in january 2015

Luxury Gourmet Inclusive® Hotel is Elevated with New Essence Section

Featuring 64 Luxuriously Appointed Suites and The Fives Plaza

MIAMI (October 28, 2014) — Azul Hotels by Karisma, a premier collection of Gourmet Inclusive® properties located throughout the Riviera Maya, Mexico and Negril, Jamaica, today announced a $40 million expansion of the award-winning Azul Fives Hotel by Karisma in Playa del Carmen.  The expansion of Azul Fives Hotel, scheduled for completion in January 2015, will include an Essence Section featuring 64 luxuriously appointed suites and The Fives Plaza with three gourmet restaurants, two bars, a coffee shop, and a gym.


“Azul Fives Hotel has become a favorite destination of visitors and our decision to expand was a direct response to an increasing demand for one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites, personalized service and unique experiences,” said Mandy Chomat, vice president of sales & marketing for Premier Worldwide Marketing, the exclusive worldwide representatives for Azul Hotels.


Azul Fives Hotel’s Essence Section will encompass 64 contemporary one-, two-, and three-bedroom Essence Suites, including Essence Swim-Up Suites and Essence Sky Suites with expansive private rooftops complete with daybeds, Jacuzzis, BBQs and views of the lush tropical gardens, pristine pools, nearby cenote and mangroves.  The spacious suites are perfect for couples traveling together or families who typically request connecting rooms as they offer ample shared living spaces and private accommodations.  The newly expanded area will also boast two of its own pools with swim-up suite access.


At 13,000 square feet, The Fives Plaza at Azul Fives Hotel will introduce three new exquisite a la carte restaurants: Koh Thai (wok cuisine), Oka Sushi (Japanese cuisine), and La Brasserie (French bistro cuisine) plus two new bars: Nineteen Ten Mexican Cantina and The Gin Bar with 20 different types of premium gin.  Additionally, a new coffee shop, Kafeina, with patio terrace and a state-of-the-art gym will debut.  Guests will enjoy the alfresco atmosphere while being serenaded by live music under the Mexican sky.


Guests of Azul Fives Hotel will also enjoy the existing five a la carte gourmet restaurants at The Beach Club overlooking the Caribbean Sea, including Sea Olive (cuisine du soleil), Meso Tapas (Latin American cuisine), Flavours (world cuisine), Arezzo (Italian cuisine), Oriola Beach Club Grill, and multiple bars and lounges such as Zky, a stylish sky bar and lounge serving spectacular Caribbean views alongside the latest cocktail trends.


A 10,000 square foot Zen-inspired Vassa Spa beckons, inviting visitors to a VIP couple’s massage suites, hydrotherapy areas, weight training systems, cardio equipment, on-site bridal and kids suites, wedding packages, and relaxation lounge.  Guests will also enjoy a new beachfront Sky Massage palapa for the ultimate pampering experience.


Couples looking for dream destination weddings will be able to choose from a variety of picturesque locations, from the ocean pier for small but stunning gatherings to the resort rooftop venue for a Sky Wedding overlooking nothing but the azure sea and sky.  Azul Fives Hotel presents couples with unsurpassed quality, excellent value and total flexibility, inviting them to build customized events from start to finish or be encouraged by one of six themes comprising the Memorable Moments Signature Wedding Collection™.  Inspired by brides and influenced by designers, the Memorable Moments Signature Wedding Collection™ presents a carefully crafted recipe of passion and style, including special touches that make each Gourmet Inclusive Wedding Event™ simply irresistible.


Only a few steps away from all suites at Azul Fives Hotel, Azulitos Playhouse beckons little ones.  The impressive facility features a variety of engaging toys and programs, My Gym Children’s Fitness Center activities, and Pack & Play offering complimentary cribs, changing tables, strollers, monitors, bottle warmers, baby spa robes and baby food to make family vacations easy.  Azul Fives Hotel is also ideal for teens featuring a Breeze Teen Club with DJ challenges, movie screenings, Xbox and Wii, a social media corner, pool tournaments, archery, and snack corner with popcorn and soft drinks.


All stays at Azul Fives Hotel begin with aromatherapy and pillow menus.  The Gourmet Inclusive vacation experience at Azul Fives Hotel is carefully catered to guests that prefer quality over quantity.  From the freshest and finest ingredients for an unrivaled culinary journey to ultimate relaxation with 24-hour room service and beach beds, Karisma Hotels & Resorts continuously raises the bar and sets the standard for the world’s finest travel.


Rates at the new Essence Section of Azul Fives Hotel will begin at $217 per person, per night based on double occupancy, including the Gourmet Inclusive Experience (gourmet meals served a la carte, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service and full service concierge), for stays starting January 1, 2015.  Rates are inclusive of taxes and fees.  Hotel reservations can be booked through a GI Vacation Consultant, by calling 1-866-527-4762, or by visiting www.karismahotels.com.

In honor of the newest feature film My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 28th we have this awesome giveaway

Sponsored By:

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Hosted By:  Mom Blog Society & Life With My Two Kids


  • My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks equestrian girls singing toy dolls from Hasbro. Win either a Pinkie Pie or Twilight Sparkle. They talk and sing when you give them a high five!


• My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo

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Disney Planes Fire & Rescue

It’s National Fire Prevention Week and on behalf of Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue (on Blu-ray and Digital HD Nov. 4th), we have some helpful Fire Safety Tips! Learn how to prevent and protect your home and family from fire with a safety checklist, quiz, puzzles and more! Remember what Smokey Bear says, only you can prevent forest fires!

Download Fire Safety Activities
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“Follow” Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE on Twitter

Visit the website

Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE is available on Blu-ray and Digital HD November 4th!

Build A Bear Workshop



I received a Captain America Bear from Build A Bear Workshop a few weeks ago.  Jacob plays with Captain America nonstop. He loves his bear.

Build A Bear holds parties, as well.  It is a great place to take kids of any age. My 17 year old daughter loves Build A Bear, as well.  She got both her and her boyfriend bears there recently. They all love there stuffed animals. Sarah got herself Hello Kitty, and got Josh Spiderman.

Captain America bear is only $48.50, and that’s completely dressed. He really is adorable.  Sorry, but Jacob insisted on being in the picture.

Captain America can be undressed, and is still the Captain America Bear.

There are so many stuffed animals of all sorts at Build A Bear, while there are Super Heroes for little boys, there are Disney Palace Pals, and My Little Pony for little girls.

I think we made a great selection in Captain America for Jacob.

You will get free shipping if you spend at least $40.00, so go pick a bear, dress him/her, and accessorize him/her to the fullest. You can even give them a sound in their hand so your loved one will hear “I love you” or something else.

“Whether you’re inspired to create a silly, sassy, superhero, a motorcycle-riding princess, or any of the gazillion other ideas that flow when you stop, listen and let yourself play again, every Build-A-Bear made is one of a kind.”



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Moments in the Making — Capturing Family Memories with a Digital Camcorder

When it comes to creating high-quality, razor sharp images you’ll find today’s range of camcorders to be the best option around. These digital cameras have come a long way since they were first introduced and you can play back you films and photos instantly via the built-in monitor.


Exceptional picture quality          

To record fabulous family moments as they happen, digital camcorders such as the reliable Panasonic HC-V130 offer high-definition picture quality, which means crystal clear images as well as powerful magnification features. This type of recorder is straightforward to use, making it ideal for beginners; especially useful is the image stabilizer, which is great for taking films while travelling or at parties. You’ll find that a camcorder is the simplest device for obtaining close-up shots, and models such as the Panasonic come with an amazing 75x intelligent zoom function.


Viewing results instantly

The bonus with a camcorder is that you can add special effects to create fun themes to your films, including silent movies, time lapse recording and 8mm movie effects. It all adds to the fun of creating those family films. You can instantly see your shots on the camera’s monitor or connect to a television or computer to watch on a larger screen. Of course, you’ll receive solid audio via a stereo microphone, so you might just be able to capture baby’s first words — if you’re quick enough. This is an excellent way to capture moments in the making and then store them safely on your computer’s hard drive.


Not just for films

As you’d expect from a digital camera, you’ll be able to take photos images as well as make videos. The photos on camcorders easily match the quality of high spec cameras; the amount of megapixels will vary, but the pixel count should be similar to high quality cameras. Again, you can view your photos on the monitor, save to your hard drive and easily share with friends via email. If you’re anxious to take perfect photos and make flawless films then today’s camcorders have sensors that recognize poor filming conditions and automatically adjust for the best results.

Whether you’re shooting dimly lit party scenes, vacation highlights, weddings or family moments you’ll get tremendous results with a camcorder. Take a look at the latest models available and you’ll no doubt be surprised how advanced these tiny units are as well as being very affordable.