9/25/2013

Make Your Own Graphix Comic

 Make Your Own Graphix

What fun!!! Kids check this out! Make Your Own Graphix sponsored by Scholastic and Goosebumps. You pick what layout, character, object, bubble and setting to begin building your own comic book. Once you are finished you can print it out! It's FREE! Enjoy!

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9/18/2013

Wordless Wednesday: Kitchen & Foyer Paint Project

 Wordless Wednesday: Kitchen & Foyer Paint Project


 Kitchen & Foyer Paint Project

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9/16/2013

Mama's Family Seasons 1 & Seasons 2 DVD Review & Giveaway


Mama's Family Season 1



THIS SEPTEMBER,
 BRING HOME ONE OF TELEVISION'S
ORIGINAL DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES WITH

TWO LONG-AWAITED SINGLE SEASON DVD RELEASES

MAMA'S FAMILY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
&
MAMA'S FAMILY: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON







 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Move over, Simpsons and Bundys!  Sorry, Bluths and Sopranos!  The honor of "Most Dysfunctional TV Family" goes to the Harper clan from MAMA'S FAMILY, the fan-favorite comedy spun off from the wildly-popular "Carol Burnett Show" ongoing sketch "The Family."  Headed by the ornery and formidable matriarch Thelma Mae Crowley Harper, Vicki Lawrence's indelible and abrasive alter ego, the Harper family puts run-of-the-mill relations to shame.  This September, StarVista Entertainment/ Time Life, in conjunction with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, invites viewers to bring home this hilarious -- and sometimes heartwarming - family comedy of the highest degree with MAMA'S FAMILY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON & MAMA'S FAMILY: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON. 

These first two complete season DVD releases - never before available to the home entertainment marketplace -- feature the rare, original broadcast masters (the "Joe Hamilton" cuts) of the episodes which fans have clamored about for years; they also feature Harvey Korman's hilarious introductions as Alistair Quince (spoofing Alistair Cooke).  Each DVD set also contains robust bonus features, including the critically acclaimed and never-available on DVD teleplay "Eunice" and more.

Mama's Family: The Complete First Season(1983)

MAMA'S FAMILY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (1983) - When Vinton Harper (Ken Berry, F-Troop), Mama's only son, drops by to announce that he and his children have been evicted from their home, it sets into motion family dysfunction of the highest order.  Against the wishes of Mama's roommate - her sister, Fran (Rue McClanahan, The Golden Girls) - Vint moves in, starts a romance with an old high school crush (Dorothy Lyman, All My Children), gets married in episode four, brings the entire clan to a very memorable appearance on 'Family Feud' and welcomes several visits from Mama's high-strung daughter, Eunice (Carol Burnett) and her husband, Ed (in Harvey Korman's final series appearance).  THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE contains 13 episodes across 3 discs, as well as bonus programming sure to please every classic TV aficionado!

Mama's Family: The Complete Second Season (1983-1984)

MAMA'S FAMILY: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (1983-1984) - This new collection features 22 episodes in their entirety across 4 DVDs.  SEASON TWO finds the Harper family in rare form, as Mama's highfalutin' daughter Ellen receives Raytown's "Woman of the Year" Award, Mama gets hospitalized after being hit on the noggin with a stewpot (in Carol Burnett's final series appearance), Mama's once-vivacious cousin Gert (Imogene Coca) gets her life enriched, Mama attempts learning to drive (much to the family's chagrin) and decides to run for Mayor of Raytown.  Among bonus extras, this set features the TV movie "Eunice" (1982), a CBS-TV original which was the precursor to the series and takes the Harper family on an unforgettable 23-year journey. 


BONUS FEATURES 
  • THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON - Featurette: Mama's Family Tree: The Branches (All About Eunice and Ellen); Family History: A Classic "Family" Sketch from 'The Carol Burnett Show', featuring Betty White (Show #1012, December 11, 1976) 
  • THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON - Movie: "Eunice" (Original Air Date: March 15, 1982); Featurette: Mama's Family Tree: The Roots (All About Mama and Fran); Interviews: Vicki Lawrence interviews Mama, Vicki Lawrence interviews Carol Burnett, Betty White
ABOUT MAMA'S FAMILY

From the first time the wildly-popular sketch "The Family" aired on "The Carol Burnett Show" in 1974, Vicki Lawrence has been followed by a buxom, blue-haired, purse-lipped, 65-year-old widow.  This is, of course, Thelma Mae Crowley Harper, Lawrence's indelible, abrasive and smart alecky alter ego who would eventually be spun-off into her own delightfully offbeat sitcom "Mama's Family," which debuted on NBC on January 22, 1983 and ran for six seasons.  Set in the fictional city of Raytown, MAMA'S FAMILY revolves around the eye-opening escapades of the Harper clan, headed by formidable matriarch, Mama Harper, a fiery-tempered no-nonsense woman who does not suffer fools gladly.  In fact, she makes everybody suffer a little with her patented snappy retorts that truly put the "diss" in dysfunction.  Across 130 episodes viewers were treated to family comedy of the highest degree. 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

MAMA'S FAMILY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON/
THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

Catalog #: 30282-X/30283-X 
Genre:  TV/Comedy 
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 mono


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LHD Giveaways & Reviews

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* Baze and His Silly Friends: The Best Day Ever! CD Ends 9.29.13

* 3 CD Dad's Who Rock Giveaway: Trout Fishing in America - Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers CD , Lloyd H. Miller- S.S. Brookly CD and Mr. Palindrome - Smiley Face Sticker CD Ends 09.30.13

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Dads Who Rock Review & Giveaway

DADS WHO ROCK!!! 

Mr. Palindrome - Smiley Face Sticker


Mr. Palindrome Smiley Face Sticker CD
Mr. Palindrome(Mr. P) is a children's songwriter and composer. He studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA. He met his wife Lili in the states. He currently resides in Sydney, Australia with his wife and their one year old daughter, Ayala. He has several jobs - orchestrator and copyist for Jigsaw Music. He is Assistant Choir Master for the Central Synagogue and director/conductor for various ensembles in Sydney, Australia.

Smiley Face Sticker by Mr. Palindrome is fun filled album with ten songs. Among them are  the popular Smiley Face Sticker, Onomatopoeia!, Mr. Balloon, and Backwards Alphabet.

Social Connect with Mr. Palindrome at Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.


LLoyd H. Miller  - S. S. Brooklyn CD

S. S. Brooklyn CD by Lloyd H. Miller
Lloyd H. Miller is founder of Deedle Deedle Dees, a Brooklyn, NY based music company for children and adults. The S. S. Brooklyn is Mr. Miller's first solo album to be released on October 13, 2013. His new CD  features sixteen tracks including the Youtube song called Seventeen Years(a cicada love song). Enjoy! 



Trout Fishing in America - Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers CD

Trout Fishing in America CD SRP: $14.98, $9.99 Digital
Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers! Trout Fishing in America by Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet have been composing music together since 1976. And with four Grammy nominations and sixteen albums later, they continue to enjoy making music for the whole family to enjoy.

Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers! not unlike the previous albums continues to features fun and exciting tongue-twisters, mind benders, spooky situations and much more. If Dr. Seuss could sing? Hmmm....


Concerts, Tours, and more ...
Keep on track with Keith and Ezra at www.troutmusic.com, Facebook and Youtube.

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9/13/2013

Susan's Disney Family: Growing Up Online Free eBook & The Lorax Blu-ray #...

Susan's Disney Family: Growing Up Online Free eBook & The Lorax Blu-ray #...:                       How did YOU teach your children to surf the web safely?   The More You Know Learning Series, in collaboration wi...

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Eccentric Eclectic Woman: Ultimate Helper Meal Mixes and Betty Crocker Ultim...

Eccentric Eclectic Woman: Ultimate Helper Meal Mixes and Betty Crocker Ultim...: I admit that sometimes even I need some help in the kitchen. Usually it is because I procrastinated, didn't write up a meal plan, and...


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9/12/2013

Baze and His Silly Friends "The Best Day Ever!" Review & Giveaway

Baze and His Silly Friends
The Best Day Ever!

Baze and His Silly Friends "The Best Day Ever!"


BAZE AND HIS SILLY FRIENDS

ARE ALL SET FOR

'THE BEST DAY EVER'


WITH LUCKY DIAZ, SUZI SHELTON, KIRA WILEY, YOSI,
DAVE LAMBERT, "BONES" MALONE, AND STACIA NEWCOMB OF
PBS KIDS SPROUT'S THE GOOD NIGHT SHOW


"Baze and His Silly Friends will have kids and parents dancing around the house ... Parents in the three- to seven-year age bracket will find Toddlerville added to the 'Play it again, please' list." -- Parents' Choice Recommended Award review of Baze and His Silly Friends' Toddlerville

CALDWELL, NJ -- After garnering a Parents' Choice Award for their 2009 album, Toddlerville, New Jersey-based kindie rock band Baze and His Silly Friends decided to rev it up a notch by producing an all-star lineup of "Guest Silly Friends" on the band's third kids'/family CD, The Best Day Ever! (Doodle Hollow Records, $13.99, for ages 3 - 7, run time 29 minutes.) Joining Baze and His Silly Friends are kindie music faves Lucky Diaz, Suzi Shelton, Kira Wiley, Yosi, and Dave Lambert (The Fuzzy Lemons), as well as Stacia Newcomb ("Star" on PBS KIDS Sprout's The Good Night Show), Andrew Freeman (The Offspring, Lynch Mob), and the legendary Tom "Bones" Malone, one of the original Saturday Night Live band members and an original Blues Brothers Band member, who currently plays trombone in the CBS Orchestra for The Late Show with David Letterman, as well as with almost everyone else in the music biz. Says Marc "Baze" Bazerman, founder/leader of Baze and His Silly Friends, "Every song on The Best Day Ever! emerged from my daily experiences as the father of two small sons.  This album is a snapshot of our times together, and, while it absolutely rocks, it has both an edgy and a laid-back feel at times." As proud supporters of autism Baze and His Silly Friends will share a portion of their sales with Autism Speaks to help raise awareness of autism.

Autism Speaks
 Why not check out the Baze and His Silly Friends website at http://mysillyfriends.com.Social Media: Facebook & Twitter

 My ThoughtsWith thirty minutes packed with fun songs like "School Days!", "Superhero",  "Wake Up(It's Time to God to Bed) and  "And Another Bedtime Story" - there is no doubt that you will enjoy dancing, hopping, and singing along with Baze and His Silly Friends "The Best Day Ever!" .Trick or Treating can be even more fun if you consider adding this one to your lil' ones treat bag! Are you having a Halloween Party for the kiddies? What a cool idea to make Trick or Treating more fun! Take it along as you go house to house. Happy Halloween!!! October 29, 2013  purchase a copy from CDBaby.com or iTunes.(online download - pre-release date October 01, 2013) SRP: $13.99 Ages 3 - 7 Run Time: 29 minutes

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One of our readers will be selected to receive a free copy of Baze and His Silly Friends: "The Best Day Ever!" on CD. SRV: $13.99

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This contest is open to US residents only! Walmania! will provide the prize winner their new CD. Please allow amply time for prize arrival. The winner will be chosen at random and has 48 hours to reply with name, address, phone and email. Thank you for your participation in the Baze and His Silly Friends CD giveaway! :)


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9/11/2013

Wordless Wednesday: Cursive Writing

 Wordless Wednesday: Cursive Writing

Homeschool: Cursive Handwriting Practice 3rd Grade


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9/04/2013

Puppy in My Pocket: The Friendship Ceremony DVD


Puppy in My Pocket: The Friendship Ceremony DVD SRP $9.98
  
THIS ADORABLE NEW ANIMATED SERIES BASED ON
THE POPULAR POCKET-SIZED TOY PETS IS FURRY FUN
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

PUPPY IN MY POCKET: THE FRIENDSHIP CEREMONY

Program Description:


When you're sad and feeling lonely, there's a pet in Pocketville waiting to meet you!  In this adorable animated series based on the popular pocket-sized toy pets, Entertainment One invites families to Pocketville, where beautiful kitty Princess Ava matches lucky children looking for a friend with new pets!  One day, however, Ava's jealous sister, Eva, accidentally sends Ava to the 'real world" while real-world girl Kate is sent to Pocketville in her place.  And now, Kate and her new dog, Magic, must now continue Ava's work until she can find her way home.   This debut single disc release features seven complete episodes sure to fill households with furry fun!


For more information: Twitter at https://twitter.com/eOneHomeVideo  and Puppy in My Pocket on Facebook.




My Thoughts

Coming  Tuesday, September 10th, 2013


My daughter and I have had a wonderful time watching the characters of Pocketville in Puppy in My Pocket: The Friendship Ceremony.  Warning! Your child may want to run out and buy a new puppy or family pet! lol Do not fret! If you were unfamiliar with Puppy in My Pocket the TV Series then maybe you have seen the toys and other products sold in your local or online stores? This is a family friendly program that your child is sure to enjoy, especially if you watch it with them. It shares wonderful social qualities such as friendship, trustworthiness and cooperation. I hope you will check it out today.


Puppy in My Pocket: The Friendship Ceremony DVD features seven episodes covering nearly an hour and a half (80 min.) of non-stop entertainment:

  1. Friendship Ceremony
  2. The Unexpected Guest
  3. Evershell The Wise
  4. Going Home
  5. A Big Responsibility Pt. 1
  6. A Big Responsibility Pt. 2
  7. Crest of a Wave



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Wordless Wednesday: Balloon Experiment 2

Wordless Wednesday: Balloon Experiment 2



Homeschool Balloon Science Experiments 2
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9/02/2013

Wordless Weekend: Labor Day Weekend Learning to Swim

 Wordless Weekend: Labor Day Weekend

Summer learning to swim...

Summer learning to swim...

Summer learning to swim...

Summer learning to swim...

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