Saturday, October 25, 2014

Disney's Maleficent is Being Released on Blu-ray and Digital HD Nov. 4th

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I thoroughly enjoyed watching Maleficent on the big screen so I am most excited to see it come out on Blu-ray DVD. This magnificent tale has us follow Maleficent's side of the story in this twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty.” In an unforgiving mood after a neighboring kingdom threatens her forest, Maleficent places an irrevocable curse on the king’s newborn daughter, the Princess Aurora. The problem is that Maleficent finds herself liking the girl as she grows older but the curse is already in place.

Princess Aurora: Don't be afraid!
Maleficent: I am not afraid.
Princess Aurora: Then come out.
Maleficent: Then you'll be afraid. 

Disney’s most iconic villain “MALEFICENT” comes to life for all to own, November 4. Starring Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, “Girl, Interrupted,” 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be made available on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms.

Extras include joining the cast and crew as they explore how Disney’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty” was re-imagined as an innovative, live-action epic in “From Fairy Tale to Feature Film.” Discover how King Henry and Maleficent's opening battle scene was created using gigantic wire rigs and elaborate choreography in “Building an Epic Battle.” Learn how playing Aurora was a fairytale come true for actress Elle Fanning in “Aurora: Becoming A Beauty.” And find out more about the meticulous detail that went into creating Maleficent's elaborate head wraps, rings and other accessories in “Classic Couture.” Viewers can also relive the film’s journey to the screen through concept art, layered visual effects and behind the scenes footage in “Maleficent Revealed.”

To celebrate, here is a bonus clip titled, “Aurora: Becoming a Beauty.” In this clip, Elle Fanning talks about playing the beautiful Princess Aurora and what the character means to her.  

Bonus Features:
Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD/SD & Disney Movies Anywhere
  • From Fairy Tale to Feature Film - Reimagining Maleficent for a new generation
  • Building An Epic Battle –Creating the clash between Maleficent and King Henry’s Forces
  • Classic Couture - Examine Maleficent’s spellbinding head wraps and jewelry.
  • Maleficent Revealed - Explore the layers of extraordinary special effects.
  • Aurora: Becoming A Beauty - Elle Fanning reveals her lifelong love of Disney’s original animated classic.
  • Deleted Scenes:
    • “Stefan In King's Chamber”
    • “Pixie Idiots”
    • “Diaval asks about the Curse”
    • “Pixies Seek Asylum”
    •  “Suitor”
  • And More!

Feature Run Time: Approximately 97 minutes

Click the blogger button below, it includes details on making your very own Princess Aurora costume as well as a Maleficent scepter, wings and horn! 
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I did not see it in theaters with my 6 year old because I thought it might be too scary for her or that it would not interest her but after watching it I think she is a child that will actually really love the movie. This Blu-ray copy has so many extras that make it really worth owning. The picture and sound quality are so clear and crisp and the movie itself really takes you into the dark side of a villain. I love this twist on the Disney original and it will surely be watched over and over on family movie night. It comes out just in time for the holiday gift buying season.

Connect: You can connect with Maleficent on Facebook, @Maleficent on Twitter and Disney Pictures @DisneyPictures on Twitter.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Think Pink with Nancy Rose Performance

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October is Breast Cancer awareness month and I think it's great when companies partner with charities to support wonderful causes like this.

You may have suffered from breast cancer or know someone who this cause I'm sure, personally touches most of our lives.

Nancy Rose Performance, has joined the fight against breast cancer, and has partnered with its first ever charity, Walk the Walk America (WTWA), an organization dedicated to bringing awareness and support to women battling or recovering from breast cancer.

For all of October they have transformed this tank to bring awareness and making them pink. 

Nancy Rose will sell these special edition "pink" tanks for $40 and all profits will go to WTWA!

For me, I can tell you this tank is well worth the support and donation! 
Why you’ll love it: 
  • Crafted from silky smooth, Peruvian pima cotton blended with a touch of Lycra®. 
  • The fabric’s four-way stretch gives it amazing shape retention and it’s cut so it hugs where it needs to and loosens up a bit where it needs to. 
  • Preshrunk so it fits the first time—and every time. 
  • Racerback styling looks sleek and adds support. 
  • Exercise however you want—the flat seams won’t chafe, rub or scratch. Ahhh. 
  • 100% of profits go to Walk the Walk America

So if you're looking for a way to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, THINK PINK, and buy one of these "pink" basic tanks today!

Connect: You can connect with Nancy Rose Performance on Facebook, Pinterest and/or @nancyroseperf on Twitter

U•Konserve Makes Reusable Food Storage Fun

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At the beginning of my journey to help me and my family be more green it was hard. Mainly it was my past behaviours that I had to change and one of those was trying to use more reusable products on a day to day basis instead of constantly using disposable goods. U•Konserve uses quality, waste-free and reusable lunch-packing and food-storage solutions that every single person in the family can use.

I have already been using several of their products for months now, especially with packing my daughter's lunch for school. Things have gotten a little more exciting (it is the little things that get me) as they have their new Neon line of products.

*One Round large stainless steel container with new neon top
*One Food Kozy Snack bag in new neon color
*One Bamboo utensil which has a spoon on one end, a fork on the other in neon mesh bag

The BPA-free and PVC-free food kozy snack bags are easy to clean and great for sandwiches or crackers.

Their 16 oz leak-proof stainless steel containers are non-toxic, BPA-free and non-leaching.These are great for lunches on the go, leftovers, picnics or basically anytime you have to store food. 

The reusable bamboo duo (one side is a fork and one side is a spoon) is super functional because the fork has full-size tongs. My oldest daughter just loves me to pack this for her school lunch. The utensil is extremely lightweight, durable, made of sustainably harvested bamboo and hand-finished with a food-safe oil.

These products make packing lunches or putting away leftovers as fun as it could ever be. At least they are easy to use, nice quality and cute. These are a great way to reduce waste and I enjoy teaching my daughters how to be a little more "green."

Connect: You can connect with U•Konserve on Facebook, and @KidsKonserve on Twitter.

Era Organics - Natural Ingredients, Powerful Results + Giveaway (2 winners)

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When I find a face/body cream I love I usually stick with it!

Now that I'm in my thirties I have really focused on a daily skin regimen. Not all skin types age the same and I find with myself, a wrinkle will pop up here and a wrinkle there. Especially on my forehead.

Another thing I like to find in a face/body cream is good ingredients and I found one that I'm absolutely in love with and wanted to share it with you today!

Era Organics Complete is my new obsession! Seriously guys! You need to try it! 

It's for all skin types and nearly all skin conditions. It has a huge list of ingredients that are amazing and all natural.

  • Organic Aloe Vera
  • Organic Manuka Honey
  • Coconut Oil
  • MSM
  • Shea Butter
  • Blue Green Algea
  • Olive Oil
  • Hemp seed Oil
  • Cehami Extract
No junk at all!

This cream really has no scent so you won't find strong fragrances listed on the ingredients. I love that because when I smell strong fragrances coming from a cream it's almost as if my skin breaks out right that minute...not really...but my skin does not agree with fragrances.

It's so thick but not greasy. So when I use this at night before bed I do not wake up feeling greasy and oily.

Again this is my new obsession and I certainly will be purchasing this when I run out...oh...and a little bit goes a long way!

Along with this special giveaway Era Organics would love to give Outnumbered 3-1 readers a special code for 25% off, simply use the code: X5S62OS3

Here's your chance to win! How would you like to win your own jar of Era Organics? I have one 4oz cream for the grand prize winner and 2oz for the runner up, so that's two winners!!

To enter the giveaway please follow all of the directions below! If you don't follow the rules, you can't win!