Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition - Review

Mystery in the Mist Edition

The Sherlock Holmes of Mousedom Embarks on a Heroic Journey when
“The Great Mouse Detective” Mystery in the Mist Edition
Arrives for the First Time on Blu-rayTM and HD Digital on September 18, 2012

Film Synopsis:
On September 18, 2012, fans can experience Disney’s greatest little mystery, in High Definition picture and sound, and go on a great big adventure as “The Great Mouse Detective” Mystery in the Mist Edition arrives on 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital. When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London’s master toymaker, the brilliant Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ultimate trap and foil the perfect crime. This family classic on Disney Blu-ray proves big heroes come in small packages.


Vincent Price (“Edward Scissorhands”) as the voice of Professor Ratigan Barrie Ingham (“The Triangle”) as the voice of Basil of Baker Street Val Bettin (“Shrek”) as the voice of Dr. David O. Dawson Susanne Pollatschek as the voice of Olivia Flaversham Candy Candido (“Herbie Rides Again”) as the voice of Fidget Diana Chesney (“Robin Hood: Men in Tights”) as the voice of Mrs. Judson Eve Brenner (TV’s “The Mentalist”) as the voice of The Mouse Queen Alan Young (TV’s “Mickey Mouse Works”) as the voice of Flaversham
Directors: Ron Clements (“The Princess and the Frog”), Burny Mattinson (“Tarzan”), David Michener (“Oliver & Company”), John Musker (“The Princess and the Frog”)
Producer: Burny Mattinson (“Mickey’s Christmas Carol”)
Writers: Peter Young (“Oliver & Company”), Vance Gerry (“Hercules”), Steve Hulett (“Oliver & Company”),Bruce Morris (“Hercules”), Matthew O’Callaghan (“Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas”),Melvin Shaw (“The Lion King”), Ron Clements, John Musker, Burny Mattinson, David Michener
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Suggested Retail Prices & Product Configurations:
Mystery in the Mist Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Blu-ray Disc +1 DVD) =$29.99 U.S. and $35.99 Canada
HD Digital = Consumer should check with their preferred digital retailer for pricing and additional information.
Rating: G in U.S. and Canada. Bonus material not rated. Approximately 74 minutes

Bonus Features:
“So You Think You Can Sleuth” – Viewers get an introduction to private investigating to kick off the “Great Mouse Detective” film.
“The World’s Greatest Criminal Mind” Sing-A-Long Song – young fans can sing along with Vincent Price to the song’s villainous vocals.
“The Making of the Great Mouse Detective” – In this bonus feature, fans get a behind the scenes look at this classic film.

Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray: Widescreen 1.78:1
DVD: Widescreen 1.78:1 Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions
Audio: Blu-ray: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 DVD: English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

NUBY Easy Go Suction Bowl & Spoon Review

Nuby Easy Go Suction Bowl with Spoon - fuschia, one size
The Nuby Easy Go Suction Bowl & Spoon is a great on the go product or great for use in the home too! We just got the chance to try ours out during Channing's first cereal experience! Out of excitement, he kept grabbing for the bowl. I was very happy to see that the suction cup bottom kept the bowl securely stationed on his highchair tray! Since then, It has come in very handy to pour dry cereal in while we are on the go. The lid attaches very tightly and the spoon snaps perfectly in place on the top of the lid. This is a neat feature because it keeps the spoon clean and it prevents it from getting lost at the bottom of the diaper bag. I did have a little trouble snapping the lid back on but once the lid is on, it is on very tightly and wont be just popping off! We highly recommend this product!
As always, this Nuby product is BPA free.
(The spoon in the photo is not the spoon that comes with this product.)
Unfortunately the spoon that came with the bowl hit the floor shortly after we got started. It was a bummer because it worked much better than this spoon!
You can buy your own Nuby Easy Go Suction Bowl & Spoon at:

I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own

Thursday, October 18, 2012 Review! offers many great breastfeeding products for nursing moms! Their newest product addition is the Fenugreek supplement.
 Fenugreek for Breastfeeding Mothers
"Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is an annual herb native to the Mediterranean region of the world. Fenugreek is used throughout the world as a culinary spice and has been used by women for centuries as a "galactagogue" - a natural product to increase the production of breast milk. Fenugreek contains diosgenin, a plant-based estrogen, which has been shown to increase milk flow in lactating women to help support breast milk production."
My Thoughts: I started to notice an increase in my milk supply within a week of using this great product. I took two capsules a day and by the end of the first week I was make almost 2oz more at each pumping session. After a couple of weeks of using this product I have been able to take this product once a week and still produce the same amount of milk.  I love that I saw quick results and that I only had to take 2 capsules a day instead of other fenugreek supplements that require moms to take up to 8 capsules a day. I also love that these products are high quality organic supplements. Just like with any other Fenugreek supplements, I did notice a slight maple syrup smell after taking it for a couple of days. I would highly recommend this product to moms!
(Of course always consult your physician before taking any supplements)
Fairhaven Health Fenugreek can be purchased for $14.95 for a 1 month supply
Nursing Postnatal Breastfeeding Multivitamin
I was also able to try the Nursing Postnatal Multivitamin from
"Most prenatal vitamins do not contain enough of the specific nutrients that lactating women need to ensure health of both mother and baby."
I learn something new everyday! I thought that by taking my prenatal vitamins everyday after delivery was cutting it but I guess not!
" In recognition of a growing body of research that points to widespread Vitamin D deficiency among adults and children, Nursing Postnatal includes 700% Daily Value of Vitamin D (2800 IU). Once believed to be important only for bone health, recent research has revealed the critical role that Vitamin D plays in the prevention and treatment of a wide array of conditions, including high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, obesity, seasonal affective disorder, prostate cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, diabetes, rickets, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis."
My Thoughts: These vitamins truly make me feel great when I take them. I love knowing that I am getting enough Vitamin D and B Vitamins to support my baby and I's health! These pills are very easy to swallow and are not as bulky as most vitamins. These vitamins also have never upset my stomach and they dissolve easily! (I tested it in a cup of water!)
Fairhaven Health Nursing Postnatal Blend can be purchased for $15.95 for a 1 month supply
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I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!

Nuby One-Touch Electric Warmer & Sterilizer Review!

The Nuby One-Touch Electric Bottle And Food Warmer

Safely and evenly warms breast milk, formula and baby food
I asked my husband which Nuby product that he would be most interested in trying out and this product quickly came to his mind. He disliked that our little guy had to wait so long for his bottles to warm in a cup of warm water. The Nuby One-Touch Electric Bottle and Food Warmer quickly became a favorite Nuby product in our household.
I've heard many families say that they purchased a bottle warmer and never used it because it was more of a hassle than anything. I would have to disagree. The Nuby One-Touch Electric Bottle and Food Warmer makes our job easier and gets the job done very quickly. It also doubles as a sterilizer which has come in very handy.
To use this product:
  1. Simply plug the warmer in
  2. Add recommended amount of water with the attached measuring cup
  3. place container (bottle etc) in warmer
  4. Push the start button!
It really is as simple as that and does not take long for the bottles to come out at the perfect tempurature. The Nuby One-Touch Warmer & Sterilizer is very modern looking and does not take up much counter space. We do put our unit away when not in use but it is fairly small and easily stores in our lazy susan. I love that when the warmer is done, it automatically switches off which prevents over warming! The best part is that this product can accommodate many different sized bottles including wide based bottles.
One-Touch™ Electric Warmer & Sterilizer
The Nuby One-Touch Electric Bottle and Food Warmer comes with a handy chart that tells you exactly how much water to use based on the size and temperature of the item you wish to heat. I taped this chart on the inside of our cabinet that hold Channing's bottles.
We highly recommend The Nuby One-Touch Electric Bottle and Food Warmer!
I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Blu-Ray Review: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - Anniversary Edition

In Celebration of

Universal Studios’100th Anniversary,

One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time Comes to

Blu-ray for the First Time Ever


Steven Spielberg’s Unforgettable Adventure Debuts in A Digitally Remastered 30th anniversary Edition

Blu-ray™ Combo Pack With Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy & UltraViolet™ October 9, 2012

I was very excited to recieve this DVD for review. E.T. is a movie that a lot of people are familiar with and a favorite to many. The new Blu-Ray version is amazing for those true E.T. fans because of all of the neat bonus features. I always have such an appreciation for what goes into making great films so I always get a kick out of watching this special footage. E.T. is a movie the whole family can fall in love with.

Thirty years after this beloved movie was recently into theaters, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is making it's Blu-Ray debut. The movie has been digitally remastered for a crisp, clear picture, alongside the 7.1 surround sound. In this movie, a young boy named Elliot, his sister Gertie, and Michael meet a lost alien and they help him find his way home before the government can take him away.

The anniversary edition is a two disc set that comes with the Blu-Ray version of the movie, alongside the DVD version, a digital copy, and the new UltraViolet download code, which allows you to instantly stream and download this movie on any device, anywhere.

 The DVD contains deleted scenes from the 2002 version of the movie, as well as an interview with Steven Spielberg on E.T., a look back at the making of the movie, and reunion of the cast called "The E.T. Reunion". The Blu-Ray has most of the bonus features, with the same special features included on the DVD, as well as featurettes called "The E.T. Journals" that shows behind the scenes footage from the making of the film, and "The Evolution And Creation Of E.T." that takes the viewers through the idea of the movie to casting and making of the film. There is interviews and footage on the music called "The Music Of E.T. A Discussion With John Williams", and "The 20th Anniversary Premiere" where you see the score performed live for the re-release premier of the movie back in 2002. Also included is the original theatrical trailer, a special Olympics TV spot, tons of designs, photographs, and marketing, along with the UltraViolet, Digital Copy, and access to pocket BLU app and BD-Live.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition will be released on Blu-Ray Combo Pack Tuesday, October 9th, 2012. Widescreen format, it is rated PG (see above), with a total running time of 115 minutes long - not including special features.
 “When E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial premiered in 1982, it captured the imaginations of people young, old and everyone in between in a way that was unparalleled in modernmovie history,” said Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “A global cultural phenomenon—and the biggest box-office blockbuster of its day—E.T.brought out the child in all of us. We are thrilled audiences will now be able to experience the film in the astounding quality of Blu-rayTM.”

I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Nuby Twisty Bugz Teether Review!

Twisty Bugz™ Teether

Our family has fallen in LOVE with this Nuby toy. The Nuby Twisty Bugz Teether  is a very bright and colorful teether that keeps our little one occupied and feels oh so good on his tender gums.

Channing loves all of the different textures and the fun clicking and clacking sounds this toy makes when you rotate it around. His favorite part to chew on  is the soft cloth petals on the flower.
The bugs have wings that are filled with a non-toxic PurICE that can be chilled in the refrigerator  This gel stays colder longer than normal water filled teething toys. The Nuby Twisty Bugz Teether can be purchased through, or 

I highly recommend this teether to others!
I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!