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Disclosure: I received a copy of Yogi Bear’s All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper in exchange for posting this information. The synopsis, images and movie clips were provided by Warner Bros.
The DVD includes a bonus episode “Is this Goodbye, Charlie Brown?”
Visit the official Peanuts on DVD Website to learn about this and other Peanuts DVDs. The Dallas Public Library carries several copies of this DVD!
Disclosure: I received a copy of Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales DVD to review. The synopsis, images and movie clips were provided by Warner Bros. All opinions are my own.
I also noticed that the Dallas Public Library has seven copies of this DVD, so check your library if you’d like to watch it for free.
Visit the Official Website to learn more about Flipped.
Disclosure: I received a copy of Flipped to review. The synopsis and images were provided by Warner Bros. All opinions are my own.
I recently received several DVDs from Warner Bros. to review, which I will be posting today. The first is Samantha: An American Girl Holiday.
Purchase the DVD: You can purchase this DVD new for $18.95 or less, or used for around $10. Or, I noticed you can get the Felicity and Samantha: An American Girl 2-DVD gift set for $19.59.
I also noticed that the Dallas Public Library’s Bookmarks branch at Northpark Mall has ordered a copy of this DVD. Head to your local library to see if they have a copy and check out the DVD for free to see how you like it before you buy it!
Visit the Official Website to learn more about Samantha: An American Girl Holiday.
Disclosure: I received a copy of Samantha: An American Girl Holiday to review. The overview, images and movie clips were provided by Warner Bros. All opinions are my own.
I think most people are familiar with the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas movie. This movie has played on television every Christmas season since 1974. But what you may not know is it was digitally remastered and re-released in October!
Buy this DVD
The Dallas Public Library carries four copies of this DVD and, not surprisingly, all copies are checked out!
Visit the Official Website to learn more about the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas DVD.
Disclosure: I received a copy of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to review. The synopsis, images and movie clips were provided by Warner Bros. All opinions are my own.
Once upon a time, many baby animals were being born at once — so many that the storks couldn’t keep up as much as they tried. It eventually got to be too much for the storks and they started crashing into each other!
The result? Twelve jumbled animals that the storks decided to call JUMBiES!
The storks took the JUMBiES to a wonderful island they called JUMBiELAND where these animals could stay until the storks could find new homes for them.
Three of these cute JUMBiES arrived at our home recently, to my daughter’s delight. They are:
Zumbo the Zelephant (Zebra + Elephant)
Leopold the Leopird (Leopard + Hornbill Bird)
Yuri the Moosecow (Moose + Cow)
When the package arrived, I noticed the JUMBiE “sand dollars” that were included with the JUMBiES stuffed toys. Each sand dollar features one of the JUMBiES, a value and the JUMBiE’S motto. For example, the one that features Filbert the Blabbit (Blue Bird + Rabbit) is worth fifty sand dollars and has “Don’t keep it a secret, Blabbit!” written on the back. I used the sand dollars to create a fun discovery game for my daughter, which she talks about in this video review:
What I like about JUMBiES:
- They’re cute and unique
The JUMBiES that we received are well-made, but they are best suited for children 3+ years old due to the potential choking hazard of some small, hard parts on the toys (JUMBiES’ eyes, Moosecow’s antlers, etc.).
Win Two JUMBiES!
One lucky reader will win two randomly selected JUMBiES!
- Visit JUMBiELAND.com and tell me which JUMBiE you like best.
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Disclosure: I received three JUMBiES, two comic books, and several sand dollars in exchange for writing this review and hosting this giveaway. All opinions in this review belong to me and to my daughter.
In case you didn’t hear – Norah Jones’ latest album …Featuring was released two weeks ago on November 16.
Whenever Norah Jones’ song “Don’t Know Why” comes on the radio, I turn it up. I love that song! So when One2One Network asked me if I’d like to review a copy of …Featuring, I didn’t have to think too long about whether or not to do it.
This album includes 18 songs where Ms. Jones collaborated with such artists as Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, the Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams, Herbie Hancock and Outkast…. quite a variety! Yet, despite the variety of styles of the artists and songs on this album, I thought it flowed rather nicely.
The 18 songs represent some of the multi-Grammy Award winning singer’s musical collaborations from the past decade.
Little trivia tidbit for DFW readers: Did you know Norah Jones grew up in Grapevine, Texas, attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas and the University of North Texas before her career took off?
My favorite songs on this album are:
- Love Me
Want to learn more? Visit these sites:
Buy …Featuring Norah Jones for only $7.99 on Amazon.com and get a $5.00 promotional code for Amazon Video on Demand (limited time promotion).
Disclosure: I received a copy of …Featuring from One2One Network in exchange for this review and I am entered to win one of five $50 gift cards. All opinions of the album are mine. Your opinion may differ, so please listen to the sample songs on Amazon.com before purchasing the album!
I am embarrassed by how long it has taken me to write this review and post the giveaway, but on the positive side, I have had a lot of time to try out the software!
If you use your printer regularly like I do to print coupons, rebates, and other documents, PretonSaver will help you save money on ink while you print to save money on other items!
I waited until the last minute to print my tags and had no replacement ink in the house. I used this opportunity to see if PrestonSaver could help me get all the tags printed so they were still legible enough to be scanned/read at the sale.
I’m happy to report I was able to successfully print all 50 pages of tags, and I continued to use the black printer ink cartridge for another month before having to change it. While the quality wasn’t great, it was decent – especially knowing the ink cartridge was almost out of ink. I felt like I really stretched the life out of that cartridge.
Once I changed the ink cartridge, I tried the PretonSaver program again and could not tell a difference in the print quality unless I changed the savings percentage to the maximum 70% savings.
I have a bag full of ink cartridges that I need to take somewhere to recycle. I am hopeful I will no longer have such a full bag of cartridges now that I am using PretonSaver whenever I print.
The only minor annoyance I found was that each time I printed something, the box (shown above) would pop up and ask me to select a quality percentage before I could print. I thought it would be nice if I could click a ‘do not show this’ box and keep all printing at default of 35%. I just realized this option does exist, but you have to right-click on the Preton icon in the lower right corner of your browser and unclick the “Prompt before Printing” option. I would love to see this on the pop-up itself, but I understand why it is not there.
- Have a document with images and text, but only want the text? Click “Print text only” to remove the images during printing.
The features and system requirements listed on the PretonSaver Website include:
- Reduces consumable spending by up to 50%
- Windows® XP SP2 and up, Vista or Windows® 7
Download a free, 30-day trial (Black Friday through Cyber Sunday sale so this would only be valid on 11/28) or get a free, two week trial any other time, and test it out for yourself!
You can buy a one year license to PretonSaver Home for $19.95 or a lifetime subscription for $34.95. They also have subscriptions for multiple computers and for office environments.
Preton gave me four, one year PretonSaver Home licenses to give away to four lucky readers!
- Leave a comment letting me know why you want to win one of the licenses.
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Disclosure: I received a one year PretonSaver Home license and four to give away. All opinions are my own. The features and system requirements lists come directly from PretonSaver.com.
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