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Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Penguins of Madagascar: New to the Zoo

If your kids love Nickelodeon like my little one does, chances are you've seen the feisty Penguins of Madagascar. Well, the Emmy winning penguins are back with two new DVDs: New to the Zoo and King Julien Day. Each DVD has 8 new episodes.

J has loved penguins since the first time she saw the penguin exhibit at the aquarium. Therefore, we were thrilled to receive a review copy of New to the Zoo. We started watching the episodes a few at a time. J loved them all. However, she had her favorites.

The New to the Zoo episodes introduce new characters to the series. You'll meet Frankie the Pigeon, Salvio the boa, Jiggles the red squirrel and Max the cat. Max the cat was J's favorite.

J was glued to the TV during Max's episode, Cat's Cradle. The penguins have to enlist the help of many animals in the zoo to help Max escape from an evil animal control officer that is trying to take him to the pound. As she watched she would exclaim, "penguins", "a kangaroo", "a cat". She loved seeing all of the zoo animals. I think she was a little afraid that the man would catch Max. Luckily, Max fares just fine.

J's other favorite episode was Out of the Groove. Julien and the baboons at the zoo are both wanting the crowds to watch their dancing. Julien skunk bombs the baboons because they are getting too much attention. Therefore, they steal Julian's "groove". J loved the music and the dancing animals.

The episodes are short,which is nice. We were able to watch a couple of episodes a day, without spending hours in front of the TV. However, because there are 8 episodes on the DVD, she can watch more as she gets older. The total running time is 88 minutes.

This series seems geared toward grade school children. J may have been a little young to get some of the story lines, but it didn't stop her from wanting to watch. The colors are very vibrant and the animation is excellent. I found myself enjoying the episodes every bit as much as J. It was a nice change for me as there were some jokes thrown in for the adults. Parents and children alike will enjoy watching these crazy penguins.

The new DVDs were released on Tuesday, August 10th. Both are available at major retailers.

Disclosure: I received a free DVD to review. The opinions expressed are my own. No monetary compensation was received in exchange for this review.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

DownEast Home is Giving Away a $1000 Shopping Spree to Celebrate the Lauch of Their Blog

DownEast Home & Clothing celebrates blog and Facebook community launch with chance to win $1,000 shopping giveaway DownEast Home & Clothing, a fast-growing and locally headquartered store that many Utahans know for offering stylish home furnishings and accessories and women’s brand-name fashions at the most affordable prices, announced in late July its launch of a new blog and Facebook online community. Blog and Facebook Page Offer Decorating Ideas, Chance to Win $1,000 Shopping Spree The At Home with DownEast Home blog and Facebook community offer the latest in home decorating trends, great ideas for entertaining, and new ways to make homes look fantastic while staying on a budget. In addition, they are also the first place where customers can discover breaking sales and promotional events, as well as exchange ideas and tips for decorating and entertaining with one another. To kick off the blog and Facebook page, fans can enter for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree at DownEast Home & Clothing now through Sept. 6.
Utah and Idaho readers, you can enter here by leaving a comment on the blog. Get an additional entry by liking them on Facebook.

2 Free Bloomers With Swing Top at RuffleButts - Today Only!

RuffleButts has a limited edition swing top with which they will be giving you two free bloomers. The top and bloomers on sale will be revealed when the sale goes live at 2pm EST today. Bloomers are usually $17 per pair. I wish I could order ahead for next summer. Sadly, my baby girl is too big. Sizes range from newborn to 2T.

Disney Princess Twin Bed $160 (Was $579)

JCPenney has this Disney Princess metal twin bed for only $159.99. It was $579. It includes a headboard, footboard and rails. This bed is made of steel and features ornate scroll work and finials. There is also a bench that matches the bed available for $111.

You'll want to have the shipped to the store for pick up. Shipping to your home will run you over $100.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tea Collection 10% Off and Free Shipping

Tea Collection is offering free shipping to help with your back to school shopping. The offer is good until Thursday. No coupon code is needed. Use code DLBTS to save and extra 10%.

Cricut and Yudu Buy One Give One

Provo Craft and Michaels have teamed up for the Buy One Give One event. If you buy a Cricut Expression or Yudu at Michaels during the month of August, you can choose the school of your choice to receive a Cricut or Yudu for free. As a teacher, I can tell you that your local school would really appreciate it! Get more information here.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Disney Princess Items BOGO 50%

Toys R Us has Disney Princess items buy one get one 50% off this week. It seemed that everything in the Princess aisle was included. If you have a little Princess, this may be a good time to get some Christmas presents!

Pedipeds From $12 and Shipped Free

Pediped has shoes on sale from $12. Select either boys or girls and then sale. I just bought these Charlie Flex loafers for $12 and Josh Flex shoes for $15. Use code TOTSNOB to get free shipping. I find great prices on Pediped at Amazon but I've never managed to get them quite this cheap before.

Thanks to babycheapskate for the tip. (SKQ6ZJ7CQ48R)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Walmart Swingsets 50% Off or More

This deal may be local. The Ft. Union (Midvale, UT) Walmart has their swingsets marked at least 50% off. The $499 Adventure playset was marked down to $225 and the $399 Adventure set was only $199. The pictures may not be the exact model. There were also metal sets available.

Fleurville Kids Messenger $14.40

Here's a deal for all of you Fleurville fans. Amazon has the Fleurville Kids Messenger for only $14.40 (71% off). Shipping is free with $25 purchase or around $6 without.

This bag is designed for 5-10 year olds and can function as a backpack or a messenger bag. It also includes an insulated lunch tote.