Disney Pixar Inside Out on DVD *Review* #2015HolidayGiftGuide

Disney Pixar present an inventive animated film that takes you on a journey from the Inside Out to discover the emotional roller coaster inside your head.

Inside Out is directed and co-written by Pete Docter. This film is set in the mind of a young girl, Riley Andersen (Kaitlyn Dias), who has  five personified emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). These characters tell a story how she leads her through life as she moves with her parents (Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan) to a new city.

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Inside Out is one of my favorite kids movies this year. Disney Pixar has really outdone themselves with this one. I loved every second of this movie as much as my kids!

It is very difficult for kids to understand their emotions when they are young like my two kids and Inside Out had helped them (especially my 4 year old) with identifing what it is that they are feeling. The movie is made exciting and fun but at the same time very educational as well. My 4 year old daughter now finds it hilarious and believes she has little emotion people living inside of her. Its quite adorable. Her favorite is “Silly Island” which her and her brother show me examples of daily (haha) I highly recommend Inside Out as it is a great movie the whole family will love.

On top of Inside Out being a fantastic movie, the bonus features included on the dvd are very amusing and we really enjoyed them as well! You get to learn the process of creating this film and also a very cute short film called Lava! Riley’s First Date is also an included bonus feature (the clip is below).

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EnnoLogic temperature gun duel laser non-contact infrared thermometer-accurate digital surface IR thermometer *REVIEW & GIVEAWAY* #2015HolidayGiftGuide

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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EnnoLogic temperature gun duel laser non-contact infrared thermometer -58°F to 1202°F accurate digital surface IR thermometer -$59.95

Features

  • Dual Laser for precise targeting
  • Easy to read LCD display with white backlight
  • Fast response time with Min/Max display
  • Adjustable emissivity provides increased accuracy for different materials
  • Adjustable High/Low set points with audible alarm
  • Lock feature for continuous readings
  • Retains user settings for laser, backlight, and °C/°F
  • Double molded housing
  • Soft storage case and 9V battery included

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Christmas shopping for my husband is so easy its hard…does that make sense?  The man loves anything that can go into his tool box. Needless to say when I gave him temperature gun to test out he was like a kid in a candy store. I have been told this gun does not disappoint.

He does a lot of work around the house and especially loves working on cars. He promised this temp gun would come in handy on multiple occasions and so far he has proven his statement true. Although I think he just likes to use it on everything because it is fun and powerful (haha). There is always a use for it. So much so, that I am unaware of how he diagnosed and fixed problems prior to owning the temperature gun!

This checks surface temperatures only. You can use it to check the temp of your grill, pizza stone and oven, but it does not check the inside temperature of food. I have not used it for any of those things yet, but my hubby has used it to check insulation leaks in our home. With the weather cooling down it always gets so cold in our home and so this temp gun is finally helping us solve the mystery of where there is leaks in the insulation in the walls.

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He has also used it to help his buddy diagnose a engine problem in his buddy’s car. His friend was so impressed with it that he said he was going to purchase on asap. Not only does this temp gun give out accurate readings and work for multiple uses but it is also built tough. My husband is not gentle with his tools and he’s even dropped this a couple times already and there are no scratches, and it still reads accurately.

We are very glad we have this handy gun available for when we need it, which happens to be often!

You can purchase this Temperature Gun on Amazon HERE for only $59.95. You will get your moneys worth plus so much more out of this tool as soon as you get it and it is made to last a very long time!

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ONE of my lucky US readers will win one of these great thermometers! This giveaway will remain open until Nov. 23 11:00pm CST. Please enter using the link below 🙂

Digital meat thermometer -high-quality cooking thermometer *Review* #2015HolidayGiftGuide

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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Digital meat thermometer -high-quality cooking thermometer -ultrafast accurate and water resistant long probe -$13.95

This digital meat thermometer should be in everyone’s kitchen. I normally do my best to avoid using meat thermometers because the ones I would buy from grocery store would take to long to get an accurate reading or they would break easily. Not this one! I wish I would have had this thermometer sooner! One of the main reasons I don’t have to worry about this guy breaking is because it is actually water-resistant. This does not mean you can submerge into water or put it in the dishwasher, it just simply means that I can test boiling water, and every other steaming item without having to worry about damaging the device. The long probe gives you easy access and you do not have to stand and get burned by steam while trying to get a temp, and the response time is lightening fast. I get my reading in 5 seconds. It is effortless. I am so happy to have this before my holiday cooking starts this year.

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I have used this while grilling so far, and I can not wait to use it on my Turkey this year. I can guarantee my turkey will be A1 this year thanks to finally owning a great meat thermometer! This thermometer is such a great price, it would make for the perfect gift for the person who loves to cook.

You can purchase this on Amazon HERE

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ONE of my lucky US readers will win one of these great thermometers! This giveaway will remain open until Nov. 23 11:00pm CST. Please enter using the link below 🙂

Alisa Pan Sleeveless Short Fitted Floral Print Cocktail Dress *Review*

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Ever Pretty makes dressing fabulous effortless! For that I am always thankful to their very large selection of dresses. I realize more and more that when I wear any of these gorgeous dresses that my confidence is through the roof and that makes a woman very happy 🙂

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  trying it on first. I was viewing their new arrivals and a beautiful dress caught my eye immediately!

I picked out the beautiful Alisa Pan Sleeveless Short Fitted Floral Print Cocktail Dress. Let me just start by saying, I am a sucker for floral prints. I love roses and if I could pull off wearing floral print everything, I just may do that. Back to the beauty that is this dress, everything from the length to the neckline is stunning! I mentioned in my previous review of the Black Club Dress Dress that I am very short in height, so to find a dress that goes above my knee is very difficult for me. I adore that the Alisa Pan cocktail dress falls beautifully right above my knees. The neckline is not too revealing, but it has a gorgeous “v” like cut that adds to the beautiful design of the dress. All of my dresses from Ever Pretty have always been comfortable, but this one in particular is my favorite! The fit is nice and curve hugging, but not in a clingy uncomfortable way. The material is soft breathable. Just perfection! I can’t explain it any other way.

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This dress is gorgeous and I believe I will wear it more than many of my other dresses. I feel like the Alisa Pan floral cocktail dress is both elegant for more fancy outings and it is also casual due to the length and design paired with a pair of black pumps. I love having that option with a dress.

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I am so glad to have found yet another perfect dress match for myself and I am positive you can too.
You can search their selection of New Arrivals Here

If you are looking for a dress to wear to a special occasion or to add to your wardrobe because one just cannot ever own too many dresses 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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SHUCKLES CORN MAZE & PUMPKIN PATCH in Tennessee

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Locally owned FIDDLE DEE FARMS announced today that you are all invited to attend SHUCKLES PUMPKIN FEST & CORN MAZE every weekend from Sept 26th – Nov 8th. This huge festival’s centerpiece is a 10 acre Corn Maze! We are located in Greenbrier, TN – a short 25 minute drive from Nashville.
Fun for the whole family includes “A-MAIZE-ING” attractions, games, farm activities, hay rides, petting zoo, 200 ft. mine slide, ziplines, food and much more!

FESTIVAL DATES & HOURS
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Sept ember 26 – November 8th.
Hours of operation:
Friday – Noon to 10pm
Saturday – Noon to 10pm
Sunday & Columbus Day – Noon to 8:00p.m.

ADMISSION:
$11.89 + Tax
(2 and under are free)

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Disney’s Cinderella now on Blu Ray and DVD

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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When I first heard that they were making Cinderella into a live action movie, I was as excited as my daughter (maybe more?). Excited more than anything because anything Disney does is GOLD especially going from cartoon to live action film. My daughter and I went and saw this while in theater and we both thought Cinderella was FANTASTIC!
Now my kids and I get to sit at home and watch it with our whole family. Even my husband surprisingly enjoyed the movie! Watching it brought back memories of watching the original cartoon movie with my mom when she introduced me to the awesomeness that was Disney and now I am so happy to be able to share this experience with my kids and give them great memories as well.

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SYNOPSIS: Celebrate Disney’s “Cinderella,” a modern classic that shines with beauty, imagination…and magic! Despite being mistreated by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly – magic becomes reality!

Cast: Cate Blanchett as Stepmother (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”), Lily James as Cinderella (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), Richard Madden (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as Prince, Stellan Skarsgård (Marvel’s: “The Avengers,” “Thor”) as Grand Duke, Holliday Grainger (“Jane Eyre”) as Anastasia, Derek Jacobi (“The King’s Speech,” “Underworld: Evolution”) as King, and Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The King’s Speech”)

BONUS: Digital HD/SD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)
• A Fairy Tale Comes to LifeFilmmakers and cast reflect on Cinderella’s enduring power, and the joys and challenges of bringing this iconic tale to life.
• Costume Test FunSee the work of Academy Award-winning® Costume Designer Sandy Powell (The Aviator, 2004) and share some lighthearted moments with the cast.
• Staging The Ball
• You’re invited behind the scenes for the making of the Palace Ball sequence, including its spectacular set, stunning costumes and more. It’s a lavish and massive undertaking…and a magical day on set.
• Ella’s Furry Friends
• Discover how the movie’s animal stars honed their memorable performances.
• Alternate Opening: Ella’s Childhood
• View moments from Ella’s idyllic childhood that do not appear in the movie. With an introduction by Director Kenneth Branagh.
• Frozen Fever It’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever – but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.

*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer       

DMA Exclusive:
• Deleted Scenes
With introduction by Kenneth Branagh
o   Serving (0:56)
o   The Mourning (4:24)
o   Getting to Know You (2:00)
o   The Search for Cinderella (1:14)
o   Dear Kit (2:57)

Can’t get enough of Cinderella? Neither can my daughter! You can use the linked picture below to print crafts and play games!!

Download Cinderella Majestic Games & Craft

You can also view this adorable Bonus Clip: Working with Animals

Don’t miss out on this great family movie! Get yours today!!

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

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.

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