My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Games Ponies Play IS COMING TO DVD SEPTEMBER 29! *Review*

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My daughter is a My Little Pony fanatic! She has watched all the episodes on this dvd multiple times by now and she approves of them all. I think it is adorable that she gets to enjoy the same cartoons that I loved as a little one. Games Ponies Play was absolutely adorable for both of my kids to watch because in these episodes they learned about sportsmanship and playing together as team. They always learn valuable lessons from the ponies and for that I love the episodes as much as my kids.

This dvd comes out just in perfect timing for back to school! Being in school kids will be learning sports and being on teams, and  lets be honest, kids would sometimes rather learn from their favorite ponies than their parents about life lessons 🙂

Sportsmanship is put to the ultimate test in Equestria as your favorite Ponies — Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy — prepare for the Games Ponies Play! Included are six awesome adventures that will teach you all about overcoming the challenges of competition through the magic of friendship. Will Spike be able to build up the courage to light the ceremonial Equestria Games torch? Who’s the best athlete in Equestria? And will it matter, when true friendship is on the line? Find out on September 29!

My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Games Ponies Play now available for pre-order at amazon.com,amazon.ca, and shoutkids.com.
My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Games Ponies Play Episodes Include:
Fall Weather Friends
Games Ponies Play
Power Ponies
Equestria Games
Appleoosa’s Most Wanted
The Lost Treasure Of Griffonstone

Smart & Sexy Lingerie *Giveaway & Review (5 Winners)* US Only-Ends 10/31

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Smart & Sexy offers chic solutions for every aspect of your life. Gorgeous and comfortable bras and panties for everyday wear to feel your most confident. Lingerie shouldn’t be just for special occasions, and with the perfect style and fit, we make it easy for you to look and feel sexy at incredibly smart prices. 

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Lace! Need I say much more!? I originally discovered Smart & Sexy while searching for gorgeous lingerie items for my special wedding day. When I checked out their website I could not believe how reasonably priced everything is. I was a little worried that since I was looking at the cheapest prices that I have ever saw for lingerie that I would be getting cheap items, but that could not be farther from the truth! Smart & Sexy sent me 2 pairs of lace boy short panties, and a Push Up Convertible Long Lined Bra with matching Flirty Skirted Thong from their new Boudoir line. Each item is made for both comfort and sexiness and you can tell right when you slip everything on that everything is made of great quality material! 20150918_154839 20150918_154803

As if the lace isn’t beautiful enough I love that the panties and bra each have the tiny rhinestone accents hanging from the bows. Its something extra feminine and adds that little bit class to each item. I love the lace boy short panties for their comfort and the confidence they give me to wear them, but I absolutely can not wait to wear my sexy boudoir set on my wedding night. It is beautiful paired together and I will for sure be getting sets just like it in the other colors Smart & Sexy offers, like red and neon pink!!

I definitely recommend Smart & Sexy to all the ladies who love to treat themselves to fine things in life, like very affordable lingerie! It is amazing what a confidence booster it is for women to know that they have something sexy on underneath their clothing 😉 & Confidence is beautiful!

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GIVEAWAY!! Smart & Sexy has offered to giveaway a pair of lace panties like the ones pictured below to 5 of my lucky readers!! Enter using the giveaway tools link below the picture 🙂

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Also be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram

FIVE (5) winners U.S. Only. This giveaway will remain open until Sunday, October 31th at 11:00 pm CST. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools Entry Form below. Good Luck!!

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Uncorked Ventures *Wine Review*

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“The concept for Uncorked Ventures emerged during a family vacation to South America. While sipping on Pisco Sours along with wines from Chile and Argentina, two brothers-in-law (Matt Krause & Mark Aselstine) discussed their passion for food and wine, as well as their desire for something different, something better.

That something different, something better is Uncorked Ventures

Uncorked Ventures provides its customers with the best wines from California, Washington, and Oregon. A great majority of these wines come from small artisan producers whose wines are not widely available.

By making frequent trips to wine country, we develop relationships with top winemakers that grant us access to the high quality, limited production wines our customers desire.”

Uncorked Ventures Wine Club memberships are great for wine lovers like me! I enjoy tasting a variety of wines and finding new favorites periodically, but being fairly new to wine drinking it can be difficult to really explore different wines since there are so many varieties! It can be a little overwhelming.

I was so thankful to discover Uncorked Ventures and learn that they offer different memberships for you to purchase that include two different types of wine with each shipment either monthly, every other month, or quarterly with a full printed description and history of the wines you are receiving for under $100. It really helps you learn about the brand background, location of the vineyards and of course the wine itself. I love being educated  on things I take an interest in and wine is definitely one of those things.

I received one bottle of Myka Cellars Central Coast Pinot Noir and one bottle of Sharecropper Cabernet Sauvignon both are fantastic wines. My favorite out of the two was the Myka Cellars Pinot Noir. It was such a  lovely sweet tasting, fruity wine. Definitely one I’d choose to enjoy time and time again. The Sharecropper Cabernet Sauvignon was not exactly for my taste, but my fiance who normally does not drink wine, loved it. It does have a fruity taste, but it also had a minty finish I did not enjoy as my as my fiance.

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Another thing I love about Uncorked Ventures is that they offer Wine Gift Baskets! Can you think of a better gift to give or receive? Yeah, neither can I! The gift baskets can include chocolates and other gourmet items. I do highly recommend for anyone who has a taste for the finer things in life to check out Uncorked Ventures. Whether it is for yourself, or for a loved one, these deliveries are going to make someone very happy. You will not be disappointed.

magnetStreet Wedding Invitation *Review*

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I am officially planning my wedding, finally! It is such an exciting time in every woman’s life. I want to enjoy this time planning and not have to stress about anything. Invitations are probably the most important detail in my wedding planning, after finding my perfect dress, of course 😉

magnetStreet makes designing your invitations fun and simple. I can not explain how much I appreciate the fact that designing my invites are effortless and fun. I love that I can simply choose my wedding colors and go from there. I was in heaven choosing my design and customizing my invites. I heard so many stories about brides stressing about their wedding invites and how hard it can be to find the perfect ones and I wish o could tell every future bride about magnetStreet. I couldn’t believe how perfect and simple it was for me to not only choose my design but also customize the entire invitation.

My theme is country/rustic with the colors of coral and mint. Once you have your theme in mind, picking out your invitations is quite simple. I found the most perfect design for my theme and I could not believe how quickly I decided. I chose the Country Lace invites and I will customize with my colors. I will post pictures of my actual invitations when I receive them.

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I love that not only can you find and create your perfect invitations, but you can also design your enclosure cards, RSVP inserts, and Thank You cards with the same beautiful design you chose. MagnetStreet really does make things so simple for you! You can browse through the different designs Here

SpeakStick Bluetooth Shower Speaker *Review*

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The SpeakStick Bluetooth speaker is my new favorite gadget. If you know me, you know I love music. I listen to music almost from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed. Normally when I take a shower I avoid listening to music while in the shower and then I will put in my headphones while I blow dry my hair. The only reason I avoid music during the shower is because I have put my phone in the bathroom with me before and it caused water damage just from being in the room filled with steam. And so I have not made that mistake again. Now thanks to the SpeakStick I can listen to music while in the shower.

I had a problem with the speak stick sticking to my shower wall. For some reason it will not stick to the tile, I am unaware why but luckily it sticks to just about everything else so I suction it to my mirror in the bathroom and it stays put until I have to peel it off. The speak stick is not only a speaker it is also hands-free Bluetooth microphone so you can answer calls on it also.

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I found a great use for our speaker during our trip to the lake! My family and I love music by the water while we’re outside grilling and relaxing but we never like to have our phones out baking in the sun, or risk getting them wet, so the SpeakStick was perfect for our outing!! The range was great because I was able to keep my phone tucked away in my purse covered in towels while letting the music play and the volume was perfect for our family, it wasn’t too loud to disturb other lake visitors, but it wasn’t too low to where we couldn’t hear it.

It even started to rain while we were there and I didn’t have to worry about the speaker messing up or cutting our music off. It was fantastic. It suctioned to our cooler effortlessly and did not move or slip until we forced it off.

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This little speaker is worth every cent! I love it and will bring it everywhere with us. It is great for so much more than just the shower!!

You can purchase your SpeakStick Here available in a variety of colors.

Also, check them out on Facebook

Toddler Avengers Assemble Hulk Toddler Costume *Review*

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My son and superheroes, go hand in hand. I always knew little girls were famous for dressing up, but I never knew my sons dress up closet would be as packed as his sisters! My boy loves superhero everything and especially when it comes to dressing up.

His favorite is the Incredible Hulk, and after seeing The Avengers movie with his daddy there is no changing his mind that he wants to be the Hulk not only for Halloween this year but everyday since he received the costume.

I know I can always count on Costume Supercenter to have the best prices and availability for my kids’ dress up wants. Needless to say we were able to find my sons perfect Hulk Costume easily, and order it right away.

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The quality of the costume is fantastic seeing as he wears it daily and it still is keeping its perfect shape and color. Even after washing it, it still appears new. The toddler size is a little big on our little man, as it drags below his feet, but he doesnt seem to mind one bit. Plus it gives him more time to enjoy his costume. Our favorite part is that it has the muscles build right into the costume and it looks adorable! The costume also includes a cap that resembles Hulks hair and angry eyebrows. It is such a great costume I would definitely recommend it to all the mini Avenger fans, like my son 🙂

 
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Disney On Ice Presents Let’s Celebrate! Coming to Nashville Oct 1-4. **Family 4pk tickets Giveaway!**

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS LET’S CELEBRATE! PRESENTED BY STONYFIELD YOKIDS 
ORGANIC YOGURT

IS COMING TO NASHVILLE

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 Make an ordinary day extraordinary when Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt brings more than 50 Disney characters to your hometown for one colossal party on ice! This action-packed, all-new show features a magical montage of celebrations and is set to a blend of contemporary music and favorite Disney songs.
Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! Presented by YoKids is performing at Bridgestone Arena, Oct. 1-4.
Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in the celebration of the century. Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! Presented by YoKids will be a memorable and uplifting experience for the whole family!
Ticket Prices: Starting at $15*

Show Times:        Oct. 1, 7 PM
Oct. 2, 10:30 AM, 7 PM
Oct. 3, 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM, 6:30 PM
Oct. 4, 1 PM, 5 PM

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate Presented by YoKids is performing at the Bridgestone Arena October 1-4, 2015. See the Disney on Ice website for more details.

Disney On Ice Frozen Tickets Giveaway:

Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate is coming to the Bridgestone Arena Oct 1-4, 2015 and we have ONE family 4-pack of tickets to give away thanks to Disney on Ice and Feld Entertainment!

This giveaway will remain open until Sept. 21st. Winner will be required to choose the show they will attend from these options:

Thursday (10/1) 7 PM
Friday (10/2) 10:30 AM, 7 PM
Saturday (10/3) 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM, 6:30 PM
Sunday (10/4) 1 PM, 5 PM

The winner must confirm by email within 24 hours or their tickets will be forfeited and given to another entrant. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools Entry Form below!

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Resistance Bands Set by Aurorae Fitness *Review*

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.

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 I had the pleasure of working with Aurorae before for a review of one of their popular yoga mats and ever since then I have been practicing yoga every single day in one way or another. I knew Aurorae has great products that I trust and love so I decided I wanted to take my yoga practices to a new level and decided to try out the Resistance Bands Set by Aurorae Fitness which includes Padded Handles, Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Guide Book, and a Carrying Case.

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I really wanted to start building muscle tone, so that I could get stronger to do some yoga poses that i have trouble doing, but I also know my limits and have heard how great resistance bands could be compared to weights. I much prefer the bands than lifting weights. I seemed to always push to hard when it came to weight lifting and with the bands I feel like I have more control over what I am doing. With that said, the possibilities while using the resistance bands are endless. There is so many different exercises to do with each band as well which the guide book that is included in the set describes in detail how to do each exercise.

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Both my husband and I enjoy using Aurorae’s band while training in different ways. We both appreciate that the handles are padded and are easy to comfortable to use. The door anchor has worked well in every door in our home while staying in place perfectly and does absolutely no damage to the doors which is fantastic because we can choose to workout wherever we are. The carrying case makes it easy to travel with the bands as well. My husband works crazy hours, but he can simply take the bands with him and get a workout in during his break no matter where he is at.

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You can use the Aurorae Resistance band set for Yoga, Pilates, Cross fit, P90X and it comes with a full 2 Year Warranty. They are made with a highly durable latex which is built to withstand repetitive stress during workouts.

Combine multiple resistance bands by using the high-quality metal D-rings to provide varying levels of resistance for a customized workout.

Level of Resistance Bands:

• Yellow= 2-4 pounds

• Blue= 4-6 pounds

• Green= 10-12 pounds

• Black= 15-20 pounds

• Red= 25-30 pounds

My husband and I use our resistance bands daily and we recommend them to all of our fitness friends. I especially recommend to the people who don’t think they can fit a workout into their busy schedules. These bands make accomplishing your workout goals very much possible. You will be surprised how much you and your body will love these. You can order them on Amazon for the low price of $24.95 

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Ozeri- WeightMaster Digital Bath Scale with BMI and Weight Change Detection *REVIEW*

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All hail the last scale you will ever want or need!! I give you, the Ozeri ZB21-W WeightMaster 400 lbs Digital Bath Scale with BMI and Weight Change Detection. I have never had another scale come into comparison to the Ozeri WeightMaster before. 

Let me tell you more about it with some information Ozeri shares on Amazon.

  • BMI with Weight Change Detection Technology — Instantly displays your BMI (Body Mass Index), current weight, and your net weight change since your most recent weigh-in, last 3 and 7 weigh-ins.
  • Accurate Weight Tracking with 7 Day Memory — By measuring your weight once a day, the Ozeri WeightMaster empowers you to see how your weight changes from the previous day, the last 3 days and the previous week.
  • Smart LCD with Color Alert Technology – allows you to focus on your weight trend instead of the actual numbers by displaying your weight change in color, with a GREEN illumination for weight loss and RED illumination for weight gain.
  • Immediate and Flawless Results — Performs and displays all calculations on the scale’s LCD without complicated synching or data connection failures common to more expensive wireless and Bluetooth alternatives.
  • Quality Construction with Built-in Intelligence — Weighs up to 400 lbs with auto-recognition technology for 5 unique users. Auto-calibrates with StepOn technology. Made out of impact-resistant glass, and equipped with non-slip scratch-resistant feet.

My favorite thing about the Ozeri WeightMaster is that it remembers and saves information for up to 5 different users and it recognizes each user right after you step on the scale. It includes simple to follow instructions and was very easy to set up and program all of us into its memory. The scale makes it so much easier to track my weight loss. Rather then keeping a journal and sometimes forgetting to write down my last recorded weight the WeightMaster remembers the last recorded weight and tells you by color is you have lost or gained weight since your last time. It also tells you your BMI and the instruction booklet that comes with the scale provides you with the BMI chart to let you know if your BMI is underweight, overweight and so on.

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This scale is honestly everything I’ll ever need in a scale and I don’t think I will ever want another ordinary plain ol’ scale ever again. The Ozeri WeightMaster spoiled my family and I. I love that I can always count on Ozeri to provide the best products. They never disappoint.

You can purchase this scale on Amazon Here

Ruched Fitted Black Club Dress Review by Ever-Pretty

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Summer is in full swing and there is hardly any down time with everyone I know having outdoor parties/get togethers and weddings. I know my life sure has been crazy busy this summer and that leaves me with no time to go from store to store shopping for dresses at the last minute therefore I am thankful that I can count on finding whatever my heart desires on Ever Pretty!

Speaking of my hearts desires, as I was tearing through my closet with a vengeance one day, I noticed I do not own any Little Black Dresses! I know! What kind of woman am I??! So I knew just the place to shop for my go to LBD.

I have been partnering with Ever-Pretty for quite some time now and so I already knew that I loved their gorgeous dresses and without worrying about how risky it is to order a dress without trying it on first, I was able to search for a dress that would fulfill all my Little Black Dress fantasies.

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I picked out the beautiful Sexy Ruched Fitted Black Club Dress Dress. Let me just start by saying, this LBD is everything great that I have ever heard about LBD’s! It is stretchy and clingy in all the right places and boy, oh boy does it make me feel fierce! I am super short so it is tough for me to find a dress that hits above my knees, I love that this little number falls exactly where I want it to. It is a simple LBD but also has beautiful beading that decorate the shoulders.

I can not believe it took me so long to realize I NEEDED a Little Black Dress!

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This dress is gorgeous and although it can definitely be accessorized to be a lot more fancier, I actually love how casual it looks paired with my suede blue heels. I will be wearing this dress with every color heels under the rainbow because it will look fantastic with pops of color. Did I mention, I love LBD’s?!

This is my go to “going out dress”. My husband and I attended an outdoor wedding and I chose to show off my new dress while he decided a more casual look, and I still love the way we look together. LBD’s don’t have to be fancy, but they can be very fancy if you would like them to be. I love having that option with a dress.

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I am so glad to have found my perfect LBD and I am positive you will too 🙂
You can search their selection of Little Black Dresses Here

If you are looking for a dress to wear to a special occasion or to add to your summer wardrobe I will always recommend Ever-Pretty. They have a very large selection to choose from and you are sure to find your dream dress. They also have great sales so always be sure to keep a lookout!

CONNECT with Ever-Pretty and browse their beautiful styles of dresses! You will not regret it!

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