May 282017

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MAX 2: White House Hero Blu-Ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Available for Purchase May 23, 2017 (It’s already out, yay!)


We have our own hero. Her name is Gracie – a shepherd mix, and there is nothing that would stop her from keeping anyone from hurting us.  Despite being 10 yrs old, with recently been diagnosed with diabetes, she would do whatever is needed to keep the entire family safe from harm.  There is a complete sense of peace knowing that we’re safe from harm – someday, we’ll miss that.  Meet Gracie:


Enough about our hero . Let’s move onto “MAX 2: White House Hero” – Who doesn’t love a good movie with man’s best friend?  If you haven’t seen the original MAX movie – it’s a must watch! You’ll laugh.  You’ll be on the edge of your seats.  You might even shed a few tears. (Note – some parts may not be for the sensitive at heart.)

“MAX 2: White House Hero” is going to live up to being an adorable film the whole family can enjoy and will love, just as MAX was, that I’m sure. I can’t wait till our DVD comes.  Read below and learn how you can enter to win a copy in the MAX 2: White House Hero Giveaway (below).


Man’s Best Friend Is The Country’s Biggest Hero.  In the brand new original family film, Max has a new assignment that brings him to Washington D.C. where he’s on a highly-sensitive mission that will push Max’s specialized skills, intelligence and loyalty to the test….read more:

MAX 2: White House Hero

Duty calls again, and our hero dog Max returns to action in “Max 2: White House Hero.” His new assignment brings him to Washington, D.C. to serve on the U.S. president’s Secret Service detail. When a foreign leader arrives with his precocious daughter Alex (Francesca Capaldi), tensions arise between both countries. First Son TJ (Zane Austin), along with Max and Alex, uncover a dangerous plot that puts both kids and both nations in jeopardy. A highly-sensitive mission will push Max’s specialized skills, intelligence and loyalty to the test.

MAX 2: White House Hero is out on Blu-ray from Warner Bros Home Entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack On May 23, 2017 & Digital HD now!

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Play the Game – Remember Your Score, there’s a question on the Rafflecopter Giveaway that will earn you entries.

How to Play

Help Max save TJ and Alex! Click anywhere on the game screen to jump over obstacles and make your best time.

Be sure to watch the trailer and buy Max 2: White House Hero on DVD & Blu-ray (lower left corner).

Onto the Giveaway

  One winner will win:  MAX 2: White House Hero Blu-Ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Please Note: The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please

Giveaway Dates – 5/28/17 @ 3am EST  thru 6/6/17 @ 12am EST

Winner has 48 hrs. to respond

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Jan 292017

21 Romantic Movies for Couples

Like romantic movies?  Here’s a list of 21 Romantic Movies.  Two on the list are favorites of ours, “Where the Heart Is” and “A Walk to Remember.” We watch these over and over again.  If you haven’t seen those – we highly recommend them.  Thank you to Frazzled N Frugal for sharing the list she’s put together.

dear john
Dear John: Military in Movies: Dear Johns Military Advisors

the age of adaline
The Age Of Adaline

A wedding for bella
A Wedding for Bella

the lucky one
The Lucky One

I remember you
I Remember You

Where we started
Where We Started

if I stay
If I Stay

the romantics
The Romantics

the song
The Song

letters to juliet
Letters To Juliet

someone like you
Someone Like You

It Could Happen To You

the notebook
The Notebook

love & other drugs
Love and Other Drugs

what other couples do
What Other Couples Do

date night movie collection
Murphys Romance My Best Friends Wedding Places in the Heart Steel Magnolias

the longest ride
The Longest Ride

a walk to remember
A Walk to Remember

couples retreat
Couples Retreat

fifty shades of grey
Fifty Shades of Grey

where the heart is

Where the Heart Is

We’ve shared 21 Romantic Movies for Couples with you.  Do you have a romantic couples movies you’d care to share with us?  We’d love for you to share your favorites!

Feb 042015

23 Blast DVD Review 

Based on a True Story

23 blast

About the Movie

Rated PG-13 (brief drinking of alcohol on school property) / 1h 42m

As a typical teenager, Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) is a local hero both on and off the high-school football field in his small Kentucky town, but in 1997, Travis contracts an infection that destroys his optic nerve and renders him blind overnight. With the loving help and concern of his parents, physical therapist, coach and best friend, Travis demonstrates what true bravery is: He continues to compete on the gridiron and helps his team advance to the state finals.

Our Take of 23 Blast

For starters, we love movies that are based on true stories.  When you add to the plot a medically based issue – then we find ourselves compelled to watch the movie.

One can have a medical issue from birth or they can live years before one transpires.  I’ve always said that I am thankful that my severely disabled son, who has been that way since he was 3-weeks old, never knew what it was like to walk, to play – he’s never missed anything because he never had it to begin with.  Ironically, my son, has optic nerve damage that left him blind in one eye from a brain hemorrhage.

That said, when Travis lost his eyesight from an infection that one day just overtook his body leaving him with optical nerve damage – he became blind.  Something he once had was gone – completely gone. How does one cope with that?  How does the family cope with that?

In this inspiring movie you will see how Travis, his parents, and friends overcome the adversity that has been dealt their way.  As a mother of a severely disabled child, I could completely relate with how Travis’ mom was feeling about the entire situation.  I give much credit to Travis’ dad for handling the situation as he did – my son’s father didn’t, walking out on us and that’s hard to swallow.

It’s not easy to hear that your child has a disability that effects his sole being.  It’s not easy to comprehend that this precious child you gave birth to is experiencing life in a way that’s not been an envisionment from the day of conception – even before.

So, as this movie unfolded, my heart, as did my teen’s and her friend’s, sank for Travis and his family.  We watched this beautiful family have to deal with adversity that was so unexpected.  But…they prevailed.

Travis found strength to believe in himself through the help of others believing in him. His mother, she found strength when she needed it most, and dad – he went with the flow and came out on top too.  And the state of Kentucky is to be recommended for the laws they have in place for individuals facing adversity as such.

I don’t want to give away the end of this heart-warming story.  You need to see how Travis helps his team move on to the state finals!  It’s a movie that everyone should watch because one never knows when adversity will hit close to home. It’s one that will give you the reason to believe miracles do happen, and no matter the circumstance, you can prevail.  I will tell you though – the ending is miraculous.

23 Blast is a must see movie – it will make you thankful for having the gifts you have and it will make you realize that you can change the life of another who is faced with such adversity.

Connect with 23 Blast!
Watch and share the trailer HERE!
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Check out the 23 BLAST BOWL Official Website — 1 Grand Prize Winner Will Receive: 5 23BLAST DVD’s, an Autographed football from TONY DUNGY, Super Bowl Winning Coach and All Pro Dad National Spokesman, a pizza party for 8-10 guests, and awesome memorabilia from the film! It’s a great opportunity for a small group gathering. You can also find all sorts of conversation starters, discussion guides, and other free resources!
More info about the 23 BLAST BOWL HERE


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