Monday, September 30, 2013

Movie Money!

If your family is anything like my family, well, then you are movies buffs! We love to rent and buy movies, as well as go to the theater to see new releases sometimes! And sometimes, with the amount of money we spend on our movie habits, it can get a little bit crazy. So now we enjoy movie streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Redbox, and all those sorts, some free, some with a fee. But what in the world do we do with all of the DVD’s that we have already accumulated and probably will never watch again?

Well, sell them, of course! And I do not mean at a garage sale or back to a movie store! I mean selling them online! We can get cash for our old movies! How awesome is that? It lets us keep fueling our movie habit, ha ha! I do not know if that is good or bad, but it sure us fun! And there are some really great movies coming out that we did not get to go to the theater to see, and are anxious to watch at home. Movies like: Iron Man 3, Gatsby, The Croods, The Heat, The Internship, etc. Plus, getting cash for our old movies also can allow us to have a date night out once in a while to actually go and see a movie in the theater! Like the new Hunger Games (woot woot!), and Captain Phillips, and the new version of Carrie! Eeeks! We love movies, as you can tell, so it is nice to find creative ways to get to be able to do something that we love and enjoy.

What are some of your favorite movies of all time? I still love Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner. Some movies are just too good to not love!

The Croods Indoor Adventure Party

The Croods is coming to DVD and Blu ray TOMORROW - October 1st and we got to celebrate with an awesome party, courtesy of Fox Home Entertainment (thanks!).

Ten kiddos and a their mamas stopped by over the weekend for a screening of The Croods. As part of our party, our guest each be received some awesome party packs:
1 puzzle
1 paint set
1 popcorn cup (with microwave popcorn)
1 bag to hold it all
1 blanket
1 cuddly plush
and some The Croods activity sheets
Eep (Emma Stone) is a girl in a family of cavemen living and hunting in pre-historic times, talking about how her family is one of the few to survive, mainly due to the strict rules of her overprotective father, Grug (Nicolas Cage). In their cave home, Grug tells a story to the family, which includes his wife Ugga (Catherine Keener), his daughter Sandy, his son Thunk (Clark Duke), and his mother-in-law Gran (Cloris Leachman) with a character who mirrors Eep's curious nature. He uses this story to warn the family that exploration and new things pose a threat to their survival, and says to never not be afraid. This irritates the bored and adventurous Eep, and when the family falls asleep after dark, she ignores her father's advice and leaves the cave when she sees a light moving outside.

Seeking the light's source, she meets Guy (Ryan Reynolds), a clever and inventive cave boy. She at first attacks him but then becomes fascinated with the fire he creates and is eager to learn more. He tells her about his theory that the world is reaching its end and asks her to join him. She refuses and Guy leaves, but not before giving her a noise-making shell to call him if she needs help. Eep is then caught by Grug (who had been searching for her), and is later grounded for what she had done. Grug brings Eep home and is joined by the rest of the family, who Eep tells about Guy and shows the shell given to her, only for them to destroy it in fear of new things. An earthquake then occurs, sending everyone running for the cave, only to be stopped by Grug moments before the cave is destroyed by falling rocks. They climb over the wreckage to discover a land with lush vegetation, much different from their usual surroundings of rocky terrain. Grug takes his family into the forest to find a new cave. The family is chased by a Macawnivore (a large, macaw-colored machairodont later called Chunky) and attacked by a swarm of Piranhakeets (deadly red-furred, piranha-like birds). And this is all just the beginning! We loved this movie and we partied hard and had so much fun!


Wearever Underwear

Wearever Men's and Women's Incontinence Underwear: Choose Wearever Underwear for maximum protection and reusability. The selection of absorbent male and female incontinence undergarments feature sewn-in Unique-Dri pads that trap liquid and are treated with odor eliminating Agion antimicrobial fibers. Wearever offers various styles to meet every preference. More economical than disposables, Wearever incontinence underwear is recommended good for 200-250 washes.
I got the Wearever Women’s Lovely Lace Trim Incontinence Panties in black. They are the fashionable alternative to regular cotton panties, without sacrificing comfort or reliability. These panties are the reliable and economic solution to disposable incontinence products; they last for 200-250 washes and are backed by the Wearever brand. Lovely Lace Trim Incontinence Panties are a soft, silky nylon trimmed with stretch lace. The Agion antimicrobial fibers reduce the bacteria that cause odor and have a waterproof outer layer to prevent leakage and provide double protection, leaving you feeling safe all-day long. These incontinence panties are an elegant sexy style with generous rear coverage. Our incontinence panties come with a sewn-in, super absorbent Unique - Dri pad to trap liquid for all-day protection with no inserts or disposable pads required. Machine wash and dry these panties for optimal durability of up to 250 wears. This specific pair is built for light to moderate incontinence.
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Sparaj Prelaunch Box

Discover and explore Asian wellness products and destinations with Sparaj! Gift Boxes featuring Bath & Body, Spa, Home Wellness, and Aromatherapy products from Grassroots Artisans across Asia. Sparaj are purveyors of fine spa, body care, home wellness and aromatherapy products found across Asia. Their focus is on discovering high quality products in design and ingredients and delivering to you an exclusive custom gift box every month.

I recieved the Prelaunch Box and it was amazing, here is what all came in it:

Plai Herbal Hot Ball
Jasmine Natural Soap
Mini Dew Drop Diffuser (totally love this!)
Organic Facial Kit

Cymbopogon Body Care

Here is a promo code to share just for my readers: OFFTHEWIRE ($5 off, until November 30th, 2013).

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Guide to Finding Your Ideal Testosterone Levels

Both men and women produce and use testosterone naturally. The amounts they use, however, vary dramatically. Testosterone is mainly thought of as a "male" hormone because it is produced in the testicles. Women produce it as well, in the ovaries and the adrenal glands, only in much smaller amounts. The amount of testosterone each person needs will depend greatly on how much their body produces on its own, the type of activities they choose to participate in and their overall state of health.
Managing your testosterone levels may require an estrogen blocker or a testosterone booster, or maybe even bio identical hormone replacement therapy. These are the options that you may need to research once you discover your ideal testosterone levels. What you need to know is that there are basically three ways to improve testosterone levels if they are low. First, you can lose some weight. being overweight or obese causes a lack of usage of free testosterone levels. Second, you can decrease your stress levels. Stress causes a build up of cortisol which causes you to store belly fat and have adrenal fatigue. Third, and finally, you can take supplements to help get you one your way. Boosting vitamin D and zinc are a great place to start but there are also a lot of over-the-counter testosterone boosters as well. Adaptogens are popular ingredients and act as natural testosterone boosters, these ingredients can be found in TestRush from VH Nutrition, ase well as other products. You can read reviews and order TestRush here.
Testosterone is a hormone and it acts as a catalyst for many functions in the body. It can affect sex drive, hair growth, muscle growth and bone strength. Women need much smaller amounts than men to achieve hormonal balance and maintain good health. Women athletes or those who are used to strenuous work that entails heavy lifting and high levels of endurance will often produce more testosterone to maintain the delicate hormonal balance within the body. Women who live a more sedentary lifestyle will produce only what is needed by the body to function.
Men, on the other hand, will often boost their testosterone level to increase muscle mass and improve strength and physical capabilities. Weightlifters and body builders will supplement their testosterone levels to ensure their bodies have enough to produce extra muscle mass. The amount of testosterone that add will be comparable to the amount of muscle mass they wish to produce. If it is their goal to look like Derek Jeeter, a slight increase would be called for. If they want to look like the next superstar of the WWE, then larger doses will be called for.
Men who have a hormonal imbalance due to testicular cancer or other reproductive issues my increase testosterone supplementation to achieve a healthy balance. When a man suffers from an illness such as testicular cancer of an endocrine disorder, supplementing synthetic hormones may be their only option to regaining and maintaining the synergistic balance they need to stay healthy and in good shape.
The basic rule of thumb when trying to determine how much testosterone a person needs is fairly simple. Normal lifestyle activities and exercising three, or even four, times a week will not call for a boost of testosterone. The body will manufacture what it needs according to the nature of a person's activity and how well their body functions. If a person chooses to push past the normal boundaries, they may decide to supplement their efforts by using a supplement that increases muscles mass and helps to improve strength.
A personal trainer will be able to provide sound advice as to how much testosterone must be added to achieve a person's specific goals. It will also prevent an athlete from consuming too many supplements and endangering their health. For men with health issues and stress that affect how the body produces testosterone, working directly with a physician will be the solution that is in their best interest to pursue.
Researching a person's body type, their activity level and their expectations is the best way to create a guide for finding their perfect testosterone level. Every person is different as to how their body functions and what it is capable of metabolizing in a healthy manner. A person must understand how their body works and how supplements will affect them before they make the decision to supplement.

Gary B. Rubio of Northampton, PA is a financial advisor and a personal fitness trainer.

Scratch & Grain

All Natural Cookie Kits! Scratch & Grain makes homemade baking made easy! Individually packaged and labeled, high quality, pure, mostly organic ingredients. The cookie kits contain individually packaged, high quality, mostly organic ingredients, including whole wheat flour, or gluten free flour, and heart healthy flax. They created this product as a way to enjoy baking but skip the mess, hassle and inconvenience of traditional baking.
We got the Chocolate Chip Cookie Kit. It's hard to beat these chocolate chip cookies! Using 8 easy steps and 8 simple, high quality individually packaged ingredients you will quickly, and mess-free, have 9 to 12 delicious cookies. The homemade baking mixes come with all individually packaged ingredients, replicating the baking from scratch experience and taste. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Kit includes:
All-Natural Chocolate Chips
Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
Organic Cane Sugar
Organic Brown Sugar
Organic Ground Flaxseeds
Organic Vanilla Powder
All-Natural Sea Salt
Baking Soda

So easy and so yummy!!!! Check it all out at Scratch & Grain on Facebook, as well as Scratch & Grain on Twitter.

Tego Power

Tego Power provides you with on-the-go products that are functional and fresh in design. They've created the Power Grid and Power Card with endurance and durability in mind.
The Power Grid’s incredibly durable, yet lightweight construction makes it perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle giving you the flexibility to charge your mobile devices anytime and anywhere. It comes up to 80% charged right out of the box and ready to charge any compatible digital device such as an iPhone, iPod, Samsung Galaxy and more. Simply connect your device and the Power Grid automatically goes to work. The Power Grid’s power-house battery holds enough juice to charge most phones twice, or fully charge two phones at once, and its fun design will add personality to your repertoire of techy goods. This is by far the most awesome gadget I own! I love it! The pink color is cool (it comes in other colors as well), and it is really easy, on-the-go power for my cell! Love it!

My lucky readers will get 20% off their order with the checkout code: HOTW20.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Amy Adele Dino Kids Notes

Amy Adele is an online stationery and clothing company that allows you to personalize each item just the way you like it! Visit the site to see over 1,000 of Amy Adele's simply cute designs.
I got Callan these Happy Dinosaur Folded Notes. A happy green dinosaur is featured on this folded note stationery. It will be perfect for Birthday thank-you's after his dinosaur birthday party! Very nice!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Fashion knows no boundaries and neither does ZooShoo. They don’t believe in classifying and sticking to one style - something we pride ourselves on. They cater to the young classy career woman as well as her edgy rocker best friend. The world is a runway show and every day ZooShoo wants to help you debut your new collection! ZooShoo is always searching high and low, far and wide to bring you the hottest products in the fashion industry! You can shop shoes, apparel, and accessories just as unique and trend setting as you. ZooShoo brings you a look for every occasion....why spend the whole day driving around from store to store when the perfect outfit awaits you....just a few clicks away!
I got these amazing pair of Delura Ashberry Buckle Knee High Riding Boots. Rich vegan leather is unexpected and looks fresh on a tough knee high boot. Buckle detail at the ankle and behind the knee are just enough to make these riding boots trend conscious. Non-skid sole and cushioned footbed. I am in love with these boots! They are great for everyday wear! They are so cute!!!! I adore them!

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I Am Funny Tees

Express your sense of humor with funny t-shirts from I Am. Featuring popular catch phrases, funny pictures and hilarious jokes, the shirts are guaranteed to make a statement. Each funny design is hand printed on super soft vintage t-shirts making them great for every day wear.
I got the I Like Big Books tee. This I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie Geek T-Shirt from I Am Funny Shirts may be the perfect shirt to give someone who is a book worm. Of course you may want to keep the funny t-shirt for yourself if you can't keep your head out of a book. Each funny shirt is hand printed in the USA so you know that you are supporting an American business when you buy one. These shirts have a vintage tri-blend fabric that is very soft and they use a unique water-based ink that is actually dyed into these funny t-shirts. This makes the print on the shirts feel soft to the touch, just like an old vintage t-shirt. Each I Like Big Books Funny T-Shirt is a play on words from the popular song "I Like Big Butts." People will certainly chuckle when they see you wearing this shirt. I totally love it! It is soft and cute!

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Friday, September 27, 2013

GalloLea Pizza Kits

Do you love pizza? Who doesn't! If you can't go out for pizza enough, don't settle for frozen! Make homemade pizza in 30 minutes, your favorite pizza any way you like it! Keep a kit in the kitchen, ready to go when you are: midnight, party, dinner, lunch, snack, unexpected guests, what to make in a pinch, GalloLea Pizza Kits are there. Easy, fast and fun. The kit comes in whole wheat, gluten free, or low sodium whole wheat. Make it your way, from simple to gourmet: homemade pizza in 30 minutes.
We got the Whole Wheat Pizza Kit - Makes one 12″ Pizza. In the box: •Sauce •Crust Mix •12.5″ Round Pizza Paper. Simply add water to the crust mix, build your pizza on the Pizza Paper, add your own favorite toppings, then pizza goes directly into the oven (or on the grill), cooking paper and all. With only a few minutes cooking time you’ll have a delicious, nutritious pizza along with a fun cooking experience! The Gallo family Italian sauce recipe has a variety of 9 spices creating a unique and delicious taste – like all their products, very much it’s own. The fresh wheat flour makes a light crust that can be ‘pressed out’ on the paper to make a thin or thick crust, depending on your own personal preference. We used fresh toppings on ours and had a veggie pizza. So good! It was fun for Callan too, to get to help out in making it!


MakIt Plates

MakIt is the Original "Make a Plate" company! They are a proud USA manufacturer, producing up to 1 million personalized plates every year for customers.
We have worked with MakIt before, and just love it! We got the original kit again and had fun making plates! With MakIt’s original kit, you can create a unique design that they'll bond to a plate. It’s sturdy enough to use everyday, and precious enough to cherish forever! Made of break-resistant, durable melamine. Measures 10 inches in diameter. Nontoxic (BPA-free) and dishwasher safe but do not microwave. Kit comes with 25 blank templates.

Getting Fit At Home Deals & Steals

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