The Bridge to Never Land!

November 30, 2011 by  
Filed under books, product reviews

They did it! Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have written another fantastic Starcatcher book!  We have read them all and were not expecting another. The Bridge to Never Land  pleasantly surprises!  In this book the characters, Sarah and her brother Aiden, have discovered a secret mysterious riddle hidden in an antique desk.  They set off in a quest to discover what secret it holds.  Could Peter Pan be real? Could the Starstuff be real? If so, what happened to it?

We had a blast reading these books together out loud as a family so that we can all enjoy the stories together.  The Bridge to Never Land refers to pages in the earlier books, but you do not have to read the earlier books to thoroughly enjoy The Bridge to Never Land.   The writing is so vivid and it transports you into the book as soon as you read the first paragraph and holds you there throughout the adventure.  This is the perfect addition to the whole series.

The characters are engaging and in-depth. I not only highly recommend The Bridge to Never Land but ALL the Starcatcher Series and the Neverland Series books by the same authors!

The Bridge to Never Land written by authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson is available Hardcover, Paperback, audio CD and Kindle editions.  It retails for $11.50 at

I (happily) received this edition for my honest review and no other compensation was received.


Hill’s Science Diet Age Defying Cat Food Review

November 30, 2011 by  
Filed under pets, product reviews

As your cat becomes a senior it’s diet needs change.  Hill’s Science Diet Age Defying Cat Food has just the specialized formula your senior cat needs to live a healthy and happy life.  Hill’s Science Diet provides tailored nutrition that helps fight the effects of aging, enhances digestion, defends the body and brain against aging, and promotes soft skin and a healthy, radiant coat.  This formula is designed specifically for cats ages 11+.

Hill’s Science Diet invites you to take their quiz to find out how old your cat really is by answering a few quick questions!  The results may surprise you.  Find out your cat’s true age, as well as get access to tips and coupons by clicking here.

Enter To Win!

Hill’s Science Diet not only wants to help your cat feel healthy and young, they also want to give away a wide selection of prizes!  Right now you can log onto the Hill’s Science website and enter to win for prizes such as a Canyon Ranch Spa Resort Vacation, Spa Gift cards, Drinkwell Fountains, FURminator deShedding tools, All In One Scratchers, and Free Science Diet Food Coupons.  Get in on the chance to win here!  Giveaway ends:  January 1, 2012

Thanks to Hill’s Science Diet, I had the amazing opportunity to try their Age Defying Senior Cat Formula with my own cat “Mama’s”.  Mama’s is our 12 year old senior cat whom our family loves dearly.  When I heard about this opportunity I was very interested to see what this formula of cat food had to offer compared to other brands on the market.

If there’s one thing I am interested in, its keeping Mama’s as healthy and happy as can be!  Our family wants her around for as long as possible, and Hill’s Science Diet Age Defying Cat Food promises to help you make it all possible.  One thing I liked right away was the small pieces.  Mama’s is older and seems to be getting sensitive teeth in her old age, as most cats do.  The small pieces enable her to enjoy her food without tooth pain, as well as have an easier time digesting her food.

{ Mama’s enjoying her new Age Defying cat food! }

 { Don’t worry: I didn’t let her eat it all at once, lol! }

I love that Hill’s Science Diet Age Defying Cat Food helps fight the effects of aging in as little as 30 days!  She’s getting a little portly as well in her old age, and Hill’s has a formula that keeps digestion up and weight regulated.  Just what Mama’s needs!

We’ve been on the formula about a week now and Mama’s has taken to the change in cat food amazingly well.  I am very interested to continue this food and see how she improves.  I’m also excited to see how this formula improves her skin and coat, which Hill’s promises a great improvement on.  I feel really good about providing her with a cat food that is tailored just for her age.  We’ve had no problems whatsoever with this food so far, and I would recommend it to any cat owner of a senior cat.  Mama’s and me give it two thumbs up!

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* Disclosure:  I was provided a sample from the above named company in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and are not a result of any outside influence.


“Disney Villains Costume Pack” for Disney Universe Now Available

November 29, 2011 by  
Filed under promotions

Disney Interactive Studios brings extra mayhem and magic to its’ latest video game, Disney Universe, with the downloadable “Disney Villains Costume Pack” available now.  The “Disney Villains Costume Pack” is the first downloadable content available for Disney Universe on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network and the PlayStation®Network.  Players can suit up and battle friends in five brand new costumes inspired by Disney’s most infamous villains including Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians), Hades (Hercules), Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty), The Evil Queen (Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs) and Ursula (The Little Mermaid).

Individual costumes for the upcoming “Disney Villains Costume Pack” will be available for download for 99 cents on PlayStation Network or for 80 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE, and the complete package will be available for $2.99 on PlayStation Network or for 240 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE.

Disney Universe plans to introduce additional downloadable content in the future including the “Jungle Book Costume Pack” in January inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 1967 release and the “Muppets Costume Pack” in March with costumes based on Kermit, Miss Piggy, and their friends.

Disney Universe offers a four-person multiplayer action experience, with frenzied gameplay that appeals to players of all ages. The game features 45 classic and contemporary iconic character costumes inspired by well-known and legendary properties, such as the Disney•Pixar hits WALL•E and Monsters, Inc., Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Academy Award® winning classics The Lion King and Aladdin.

Disney Universe is now available for the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ system from Nintendo and Windows PC.

For additional details about Disney Universe, please visit for more information.


Celebrate the Holidays with SpongeBob!

November 29, 2011 by  
Filed under entertainment, holidays, kids, product reviews

Holiday’s with SpongeBob 3-DVD gift set is out and absolutely full of favorites!  The disks included in the set are Spongebob Halloween, Spongebob Christmas and To Love a Patty!

SpongeBob is kind, caring, silly, loyal to his friends and has a fantastic work ethic!  What is not to like?  His friends Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Crabs and his little pet snail Gary add lots of fun and silliness to their adventures.  SpongeBob is one of the few television shows that all of my kids can watch together since it does not seem to have an age limit . . . according to my almost grown son! (I can hear him laugh every time he watches . . . every time!)

If your family already owns all of the season box sets, as our family does,  these episodes are already included spread out throughout the seasons.  Even so, my kids like these very much since they do not have to go looking for all the winter and holiday episodes. Now they’re organized together on each disk.

Episodes for each disk :

A SpongeBob Squarepants Christmas :  Christmas Who?, Procrastination, Snowball Effect, Survival of the Idiots, Mermaidman and Barnacleboy IV, Chocolate with Nuts, As Seen on TV, Pizza Delivery, Squeaky Boots

To Love a Patty :  To Love a Patty, A Flea in Her Dome, Mermaidman vs. SpongeBob, Le Big Switch, The Donut of Shame, Blackjack, Blackened Sponge

SpongeBob Squarepants Halloween :  Scaredy Pants, Imitation Krabs, Frankendoodle, I Was a Teenage Gary, Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost, The Secret Box, Band Geeks, Welcome to the Chum Bucket, My Pretty Seahorse, Idiot Box

Buy it – Holidays With Spongebob retails for $29.99 at

I received (happily) the DVD set in exchange for my honest opinion.




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