Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SHOW OFF! Tuesday Link Up Your #Giveaways and #Reviews!...9/29/15

Goodbye September and Hello October! Unreal! However, what is not unreal is Show Off Tuesday. It is a new week for...SHOW OFF TUESDAY! Do you need your reviews to be seen? Do you want to highlight those great giveaways you have? Well, you have come to the right place! Xmas Dolly and myself co-host this linky every Tuesday. Come on, link up and SHOW OFF! You know you want to. ~Naila Moon

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Monday's Music Moves Me...Freebie Week, Again? 9/28/15

Hey, did anyone see the Lunar eclipse last night. As of this entry 6:45PM, it has not started. No doubt it will be cool and music will be written about it. Hee Hee, I know you saw what I did right there but I couldn't help it.

Anyway, being that this is Monday, I welcome you back to another week of rockin' music. Of course you know by now this is hosted by Xmas Dolly, Stacy, Callie, and me! We love having you here to dance the day (or in this case night) away with us. This was supposed to be dancer of the week's choice but sadly, our dancer did not respond so we are having another freebie week to round up September. Please check Dolly's site weekly for what is going on.

In the month of October, I will likely be playing haunting tunes every week and possibly every day as I will become the Crypt Keeper once again. Stayed tuned and come back for that. I know it will thrill you! Bwa ha ha ha

First up and thinking about the moon. Here are the phases in case you need to know it some day...or you are in 6th grade.

Next: I wonder how many of us have spoken hushed words to the moon and stars with a dream on our heart or love on our mind?

Finally: This one is dedicated to my husband. It is not a love song by all means but is certainly that of Pink Floyd which he loves. Did you ever wonder about the other side of the moon? You know, the dark side? ;) NOTE:This is 47 minutes long. So, listen a bit and come back to listen more.  Floyd is always worth it!  ~Naila Moon

Thursday, September 24, 2015

#Disney's "Zootopia" coming out to theaters March 4, 2016 #Zootopia #movies

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Genre:                                      Animated Comedy/Adventure
Rating:                                      TBD
U.S. Release Date:        March 4, 2016

Voice Cast:                   Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman
Directors:                                  Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Co-Director:                 Jared Bush
Producer:                                  Clark Spencer

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.

Girl's Night Out At Home Depot! #HomeDepot

A week ago or so, my daughter, daughter-in-law, and myself decided to try out a do-it-yourself project from Home Depot. We were not sure what to expect but thought it would be fun for a girl's night out. The DIY project was to make a pumpkin flower box.

The project called for us to use power tools and we joked about them letting us handle them.
In fact, we did well and managed not to even break a nail. (chuckles)

 I think we did well and the boxes look great. We could not paint them for a year as it takes that long for wood of this nature to dry. The very next day, we all got mums to put in our boxes and they are currently being proudly displayed at our homes. 

We had such fun and we're looking forward to next months project! We get to make a mosaic mirror.

Disclosure: This post is for your information only. I was not compensated or asked to do this post.  ~Naila Moon

Monday, September 21, 2015

#ShowOffTuesday This is the place! Show Off Your #Giveaways and #Reviews! #LinkUp

It's a nearing the end of September which is hard to believe. However, it is a new week for...SHOW OFF TUESDAY! Do you need your reviews to be seen? Do you want to highlight those great giveaways you have? Well, you have come to the right place! Xmas Dolly and myself co-host this linky every Tuesday. Come on, link up and SHOW OFF! You know you want to. ~Naila Moon

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Monday's Music Moves Me....Freebie Day!

It is Monday which of course means it is time for music and mayhem. Ok, well, maybe not the mayhem but certainly music.

This week we have a freebie week which means I get to subject you...er, I mean share with you music I like or have found.

So, getting to it. I asked my son what songs he would like to hear. 

First up:
This is a popular one right now but a fun one at that. 

Next up: He then suggested this song...

Since he was on a roll, I asked him for this last one...

Rock on! ~Naila Moon

Monday, September 14, 2015

Spotlight Tuesday...9/15/15

It's a new week for...SHOW OFF TUESDAY! Do you need your reviews to be seen? Do you want to highlight those great giveaways you have? Well, you have come to the right place! Xmas Dolly and myself co-host this linky every Tuesday. Come on, link up and SHOW OFF! You know you want to. ~Naila Moon

Hotel Transylvania 2 is coming to a theater near you September 25th! #giveaway #HotelT2

I loved the first movie and I am excited for this next one. Check out Hotel Translylvanis 2 comin out September 25th!

About the Movie: 
Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 has been rated PG by the MPAA for the following reasons: SOME SCARY IMAGES, ACTION AND RUDE HUMOR.

Staring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade
Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky

Check out all the cool sites that Sony pictures has for the movie. I personally love the website with games, trivia, and all sorts of stuff.
Visit all the Hotel Transylvania 2 Sites

Would you like to win the above cool swag? Simply enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance. Good luck. (Said in best Dracula voice)

1 Winner will receive:
 - 1 Cape, 1 Stationary Set, 1 Vampire Fangs, 1 Blobby Putty and 1 Activity Book

Disclosure: Naila Moon of Just the Stuff Ya Know is working with Sony Pictures and the Review Wire to promote this film. I will received the same items as above and will be compensated for the post.
Giveaway begins 9/14/15 and ends Midnight 9/29/15. This is a U.S. giveaway only.  The winner will receive all of the above items but I am not responsible for prize shipment.

NOTE: You MUST enter your full name and mailing address in the first entry but the sole entry does not constitute a win and at least one other entry must be entered. Names and addresses will not be soled or used for any other person than to contact winner and send prize.

All entries will be verified and chosen at random by random.org. If you have won this prize on another blog you will only be allowed one prize per household and will not receive a second prize.

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Hammermill Color Copy Paper & Stanley Bostich Dynamo Stapler Office Supplies #Review #shopletreviews

When it comes to my office work, sometimes I need to make copies of documents or items to send to other people. That means that I need paper for my copier/scanner. 

Now, I am here to tell you that I have used all kinds of paper and not all paper is the same. I received this color copy paper from Shoplet.com and it is simply great. This particular paper is made for color copy digital printers. Did you know there is a difference?

Hammermill Color Copy Digital  is a really bright white paper that is great for high volume work. It is made to work on the kind of printer I have which is the laser digital printer. It takes the print of the ink better which makes for a better copied sheet. This is important for me as sometimes my documents need to be completely clear for a client or business I am working with.

Hammermill says that the paper will not jam in my copier, although I cannot attest to that, that seems like a win for me. It is also acid-free which is great for when I do art projects or scrapbooking. I simply do not want my paper yellowing. 

The best thing about this paper it is made from wood that came from a certified managed forest which means when they cut the wood, they replant. Shoplet has always boasted their commitment to recycling when at all possible, so, I like this!

-------------------------------------- Join CARE. SHARE. GROW. To Plant 1M Trees ☼-----------------------------------------

Since I am continually buying or receiving the latest things for my office, it was really nice to receive a new Stanley Bostich Stapler. This is not just any old stapler. It actually has duo action. Sound cool, right?

Well, not only does this stapler staple 20 sheets of paper at a time but it also sharpens pencils. Bostich designed the stapler with the pencil sharpener on the end. They also designed the stapler with a soft grip and ergonomic shape so that those of us using it will have nothing but pure comfort.

The stapler also comes with a staple remover and can lay flat or upright for which-ever I may prefer.
I like the red color that mine came in but they do have black for those who prefer the sleeker look.
They certainly do not call it "dynamo" for nothing.

Disclosure: Shoplet sent me all of the items mentioned for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Monday's Music Moves Me...Music That Tells A Story 9/14/15

Hello my musical friends! It is time once again for Monday's Music Moves Me. We are moving right along into September which is unreal but true. It is beginning to get cooler here in Missouri which I love. That means Fall is here and that makes me a happy camper.

So, I digress...this week is another theme week which is: Songs that tell a story. Hmm....interesting. This was picked by our first returning Spotlight Dancer, Ramona from Create With Joy.

Let's go. 

First up: A couple of years ago, I was introduced to this great song and video by Carrie Underwood. It is a haunting song and one about two women being scorned.

Next up: Phil Collins has been know for his very moving songs and sometimes his imagery has been top notch. This song spoke about the homelessness and whether we see them or not.

Finally: Back in the day when MTV actually played nothing but music (gasp, can you imagine), one of the true greats of the "story" videos was Michael Jackson. I stayed up until Midnight for the premiere of his video "Thriller".  Another winner was this one...

That's all for this week. Make sure you link up. ~Naila Moon

Friday, September 11, 2015

Skip The Grocery Store Flavored Waters-Make Your Own! #FruitInfusion #Review

I absolutely like this pitcher! It is an ordinary pitcher, oh no! It is a Fruit Infusion Pitcher, so ordinary is out the door. What is the difference you say? Well, it is that center core. My husband and I decided to add cantaloupe to our pitcher because that is what we had on hand. As it turned out, we found a recipe for cantaloupe flavored water in the companion book I own too.

We let the pitcher sit in the fridge for at least two hours which is what the company recommends (for the record they recommend anywhere between 1-12 hours). We poured our water into glasses and got a mild flavor filled water. It was nice and refreshing.

I will say the longer the water sat in the fridge, the more flavorful it got, this is a big key to getting the full flavor of the fruit. I was able to put a large amount of chunked fruit into the core and the slots allowed for the flavor of the cantaloupe to seep in.

The lid of the pitcher stayed tight but I do caution to not try to turn it when opening it or you could possibly break it which would render the infuser useless. Just turn the lid gently and it will come off.

I like the clearness of the pitcher too because you can see exactly what you are getting.
Note: when filling the pitcher, do not fill it all the way to the top because the infuser will cause water to spill out.

Skip getting store bought waters and make your own. This is a winner for me!

Disclosure: I received this pitcher in exchange for my open and honest review, The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Thursday, September 10, 2015

#Giveaway: Treasure Chest with $25 GC to Toys R Us and Captain No Beard Series of Books by Carole P. Roman

Talk Like A Pirate Day is coming in just nine days! Carole P. Roman and her "character" Captain No Beard want to celebrate this day with an awesome giveaway. Arrg...

This one is a bit different though as every day you have to go looking for clues that lead up to the day. If you are really lucky, you might even find a pop up treasure along the way.

So, what is the final pirate booty you say? Well, Shiver Me Timbers! There is a treasure chest filled with Carole P. Roman's "Captain No Beard Series" of books and a $25 gift card to Toys R Us.
Aye, that sounds like a good treasure to me, Me Mateys!

So, follow the Rafflecopter below for where to find the clues. The more you look, the more entries you have. Good luck with finding the "X"!

DIsclosure: This giveaway was arranged by Away We Go Media on behalf of Carole P. Roman. Naila Moon of Just the Stuff Ya Know has been asked to promote this giveaway and has been compensated for this post. The giveaway begins on Sept 9, 2015 and ends midnight of Sept 20, 2015. This giveaway is open to U.S. only. All entries will be verified. Winner must respond to an email sent within 48 hours or forfeit their prize.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SHOW OFF~ Link up your #Giveaways and #Reviews!

Hey, sorry folks! I have been having net problems AGAIN and using public internet when I can right now. I know my blog buddy, Xmas Dolly  post the Tuesday linky but it is NEVER too late to link up.
So, link those reviews and giveaways if you got them! ~Naila Moon

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Monday's Music Moves Me...Celebrating Labor Day! 9/7/15

Hey there! Welcome back to another Monday and Monday's Music Moves Me. You know us, Xmas Dolly,the hostess with the mostess, the ever lovely, Colette, the fabulous Stacy and yours truly of course. Stacy decided to take off to Hawaii last week without us (uh hm) so she may not be around but please drop by and say hi to her as all of us.

I want to congratulate all the winners from our 5 year celebration. Xmas Dolly has listed all of those on her page if you want to take a gander.

This week we are going theme again, I know, it usually would be a freebie but please hear me out. This week we are celebrating here in the U.S. Labor Day. It is a day to give homage to our working class who helps us make our country great.  Now, I know that we have friends outside of the U.S. so, I say celebrate your working class too. Celebrate what makes your country great!

Let's hit the dance floor now!

First up:These guys have been working their tales off since 1937. You would think that they would have shared their wealth by now. lol

ok, ok, a little humor aside let me move on to the next song. When ever I think of the working class I can not help to think of this great and funny movie.

Finally, although I am no country music guru, I am going to wrap this day up with this song. Happy Labor Day to all. ~Naila Moon