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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS TREASURE TROVE is coming to CT!!!! Trivia and ticket info

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove
Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt

This is what is in this years show: 

·         Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt commemorates the legacy of Disney animated films with an all-new medley of Disney tales spanning the years from the first film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to the 50th film, Tangled

·         Audiences will enjoy a gem for every generation in this extraordinary lineup from the Disney animated film vault:

Peter Pan
Alice in Wonderland
The Lion King
The Little Mermaid
The Princess and the Frog

·         More than 50 characters are featured in this action packed adventure that lets families experience their favorite Disney animated films live on ice.

·         See Rapunzel and Flynn from Walt Disney Studio’s hit animated film Tangled come to life on ice.

·         The Toys are Back in Town!  Special appearances by Toy Story favorites, Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear.  Woody and Jessie get the audience up out of their seats, when they teach everyone the “Yee Haw Dance” at the start of the show.


New Disney On Ice Show Comes to Bridgeport January 8th-11th & Hartford January 14th-18th

Hartford, CT – December 8, 2014  — Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt sets the gold standard with a magical medley of Disney tales in one jam-packed ice show that commemorates the legacy of Disney animated films. This skating spectacular visits Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena fromJanuary 8th-11th and Hartford’s XL Center  from January 14th-18th.  Tickets are now on sale.
Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards.  Relive magical moments in this ultimate Disney animation celebration coming to Bridgeport and Hartford.

Tickets for Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove start at $15 for select performances. All seats are reserved. For Bridgeport: tickets are available at or by visiting the Webster Bank Arena CLICK IT or TICKET Box Office. For group rates and information, contact the Webster Bank Arena at 203-345-2300. For Hartford: tickets are available at or by visiting the XL Center Box Office. For group rates and information, contact Mike Cecchinia at 860-722-0639. Restrictions and fees may apply.

To learn more about Disney On Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurtgo to, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.

1.      As Peter Pan teaches the Darling children to fly, what are they sprinkled with that helps them?
Answer: Tinker Bell’s pixie dust

2.      Where does Peter Pan tell Wendy Neverland is located?
Answer: Second star to the right and straight on till morning

3.      Peter Pan is the leader of what group?
Answer: The Lost Boys

4.      How does Captain Hook know when the crocodile is approaching?
Answer: The crocodile makes a tick-tock noise.

5.      What is the name of Captain Hook’s assistant and only friend?
Answer: Smee

6.      Who is Simba’s best friend as a cub?
Answer: Nala

7.      What kind of animals are Timon and Pumbaa?
Answer: Timon is a meerkat and Pumbaa is a warthog.

8.      What does “Hakuna Matata” mean?
It means “No worries”.

9.      Where do Mufasa and his family live?
Answer: Pride Rock

10.  Simba gets trapped in the middle of a stampede of what type of animal?
Answer: Wildebeast

11.  What is the name of Alice’s cat?
Answer: Dinah

12.  How does Alice get to Wonderland?
Answer: By falling down the rabbit hole

13.  Who wished Alice a Happy Un-Birthday?
Answer: The Mad Hatter and the March Hare

14.   Why are the cards painting the roses red?
Answer: They planted the white roses by mistake.

15.   What game does Alice play with the Queen of Hearts?
Answer: Croquet

16.  What is Flynn Rider’s real name?
Answer: Eugene Fitzherbert

17.  On her birthday, Rapunzel’s dream is to do what?
Answer: See the floating lanterns.

18.  Where does The Princess and the Frog take place?
Answer: New Orleans

19.  In The Princess and the Frog, what instrument does Louis the alligator play?
Answer: the trumpet

20.  Which of the dwarfs wears glasses?
Answer: Doc

21.  In the beginning of the movie, what is Snow White standing by when she wishes for her one true love?
Answer: a wishing well    

22.  According to Cinderella, what is one thing even her evil stepmother can’t order her to stop doing?
Answer: Dreaming

23.  What is the name of Jasmine’s tiger?
Answer: Rajah

24.  What object does the Little Mermaid, Ariel, call a “dinglehopper”?
Answer: A fork

25.  What do the fairies rename Aurora when they are raising her in the cottage in the woods?
Answer: Briar Rose

26.  What does the Beast give to Belle so that she can she her father?
Answer: a magic mirror

27.  What did Mulan’s grandmother give her for luck?
Answer: a cricket


Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and includeRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®Monster Jam®Monster Energy SupercrossNuclear Cowboyz®AMSOIL ArenacrossDisney On Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, Disney Live! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Gift Guide & 12 Giveaways!

It is that time again! In honor of Christmas my daughter from Deal Sharing Aunt and I are hosting a Gift Guide and some giveaways! 

The First Item we have is perfect for children and parents alike to help create memories to read and share for years to come! I also thought that this was great for all the Olaf lovers out there! The My Magical Snowman Personalized Book from I see me is a perfect fit! Here is a link to my review:

Item Info:
My Magical Snowman is a heart-warming new personalized storybook that will make your child feel extra special this holiday! The magic all starts when forest creatures come together to build a special snowman friend just for your child. When your child reaches out for a hug, Snowman comes alive! Your child and Snowman sled, skate, make snow angels, laugh and play together in utter delight. Snowman tells your child that he or she is as "unique as a snowflake" and that your child’s love is the magic that fills up his heart. Written by award-winning author Jennifer Dewing, illustrated by artist Amy Schimler-Safford.
I love these books and they make great gifts!

Next is along the same thought, but it is for adults to enjoy memories! is an excellent gift for newlyweds, Valentine's day, or anniversaries. I have gotten a few of them and they are really nice. There is so much you can personalize. You can use nicknames, your favorite radio station, etc. What is really nice is that they have so many options to choose from. They have Bahamas. Paranormal, beaches, historical and more. Plus you get to decide if you want a wild or mild version!  Here is a link to my review:
The Magic Snow Globes by Susie Taylor 
is a personalized story about a very special Christmas gift, one that is priceless, timeless, selfless. The hero of our starring couple finds it unexpectedly. Actually, nearly everything about his finding it is unexpected. He hopes his lover will agree that it is special, even if it requires suspending disbelief and just going with the moment.
    She does, and the result is a wondrous, amazing journey through layers of reality and fantasy that teach them about life and each other while entertaining them with moments of delving into the unknown and carrying them through heights of passion that overwhelm them and take their breath away.
    This is really a sexy tale set around snippets of holiday scenes that brings with it a witty, charming sense of what a loving relationship is really about. It is a special gift you will enjoy giving and reading.

Plus you can add a photo to the cover!

We also wanted to include a gift for really young kids. This clown is perfect! 

My Sister hand makes these and they are washable. They also come undressed (excerpt for the hat) so you can change their outfits. What I like about these is that my sister can personalize them. She made me a bride and groom for my wedding, and she can also make any characters ( Olaf, Disney Princess, Sports teams, Hair dressers, etc.). 

What about the guy on your list? That is always a tough one in my house too! What about candy?  How about if you personalize some M&Ms? That is not really a man cave gift either. 

So we thought about tools and how men never have enough hands for all their gadgets! We thought that this armband would help! See our review here:

For the person that has everything we thought that candy, cookies, hot chocolate etc., would be the best idea. 

We also thought about the person that loves homemade items and we love to unwrap jewelry. Who doesn't?
We also thought about the cook and baker! We have had people that love unwrapping our homemade crocheted kitchen towels!

On to the Giveaways:
We will have 1 rafflecopter on my site and my moms. 

This is what we are giving away:

1. Kitchen lover's basket ~ Handmade hanging towels, homemade dishclothes and 2 cookbooks.

2. A book lover's basket (really a box) of 10 books. Winner will get to pick from the ones that we have available!

3. A second book lover's basket (really a box) of 10 books. Winner will get to pick from the ones that we have remaining after winner #2 above. 

4. A baby giveaway basket ! A homemade clown, a toy and some other items (bottle brush, bibs etc.) This will be for a boy or girl

5. A man cave giveaway basket ~ some tools etc. 

6. A sweet tooth's basket ~ candy, candy and um candy!

7. The Date Night basket ~ make-up, etc.

8. An "I just shopped for hours and wrapped until my hands hurt" relaxation pack ~ A candle, some bubble bath, etc.

9. An " I have no idea what to get them,not even what giftcard basket ~ a $20 Walmart gift card

10. A child's gift basket ~ This will be for a boy and will have games, toys, crayons etc. 

11. A child's gift basket ~ This will be for a girl and will have games, toys, crayons etc.

12. A mom's gift basket ~ A pair of earrings, a bracelet, a Momnesia by Lori Verni-Fogarsi book etc. 

Here is how the rafflecopter will work:

On January first I will pick 12 winners. 
The first winner will pick which number prize pack they want. Then the second winner will pick from the remaining 11 prizes. The third will pick from the remaining 10 prizes left. The fourth winner will pick from the remaining 9 prizes. The fifth winner will pick from the remaining 8 prizes. The sixth will pick from the remaining 7 prizes. The seventh will pick from the remaining 6 prizes left. The eighth winner will pick from the remaining 5 prizes. The ninth winner will pick from the remaining 4 prizes. The tenth will pick from the remaining 3 prizes. The eleventh winner will pick from the remaining 2 prizes. The last  (twelveth) winner will get the remaining prize.

Please enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Reflections by Jena Baxter Virtual Book Tour and Book Review

Pump Up Your Book Tours is pleased to bring you author Jena Baxter’s Reflections  (YA / Historical Fantasy) virtual book tour December 1 – January 2.
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Author: Jena Baxter
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing / Jenabaxterbooks
Publication Date: October 31, 2013
Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-0991167715
Genre: YA / Historical Fantasy
Format: Paperback, eBook (.mobi / Kindle), PDF

When Juliette has a domestic servant beaten for pursuing a young man above her station, she finds herself cursed by a witch to live in a world behind her own mirror. She is unable to leave except on the first night of a full moon.
Juliette is forced to seek what food and shelter the new world provides with the help of a unicorn, a man who is half bear, and a centaur. Together they struggle to survive against lions, wolves, and the challenges of watching their friends live and die through the back of the mirror, as their own world, family and friends moves on without them.
Reflections begins in Regency era London, and ends in Clover Springs, California, an all but abandoned Gold Rush town.
A tale of love, friendship, and facing unavoidable challenges.

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Discuss this book in our PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads by clicking HERE

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PUYB Meet the Author

 Jena Baxter

Born in Ojai, and raised in the San Fernando Valley, California, Jena always loved to read, and dreamed of writing a novel. Having the ability, but lacking the confidence to do so, she enrolled in the UCLA Writer’s Extension, and soon her first novel was in process.
Jena writes YA, historical fantasy, and paranormal romance. She is also a screenwriter, and reads for a screenwriting contest annually. She spends her free time with her husband, amazon parrot, and toy maltese. You can visit her website at

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My review;
I just finished reading Reflections and I found it interesting. I liked the storyline and the characters. Juliette is a mean rich girl who seems to finally get what she deserves.  This book is not only suited for young adults but it also is a good fantasy for others who like fantasies. Hopefully Juliette will learn her lesson but will it be in time ?  I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book for the purpose of  a review.

A City Full of Santas by Pooja Sardana Book Blast and Giveaway

A City Full of Santas

A City Full of Santas Ranked as #1 BestSeller on Amazon India This Christmas is special; really special for Santa. Read this lovely Christmas tale that would re-define the meaning of Christmas. A must read for everyone. Just like Pooja's other books, this book brings love, warmth, and a special message. A story that parents would love to read to their children.
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PoojaAuthor Pooja Sardana Pooja Sardana, is a mother, a teacher, an illustrator, an author, a visionary and the co-founder of PictureBookTree. Her books and her initiative - PictureBookTree have been widely covered in Indian media and abroad. Titled as one of the Unsung Hero in 'Saga of the Unsung Heroes of India" , she continues to touch lives of many through her books and her work. Her picture books for children can be availed free of cost by NGOs or individuals working with Under-privileged children. If you work with under-privileged children, you can drop an email at Picturebooktree (AT) GMAIL (DOT) COM to receive your free copy.
Praise for the Book "Such a lovely story that brings back the meaning of Christmas, one that many will want to read." "Parents/teachers will enjoy reading this story to their children. The children will be full of questions and want to discuss Santa's surprise." "Artwork "pops" off the pages pleasantly and storyline has a great message. A fine addition to any Christmas collection and it is a children's book that I would recommend!"   50_Amazon_Paypal

  Book Blast Giveaway $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 1/4/15 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway -- ~Inspired Kathy~

Murder Tightly Knit by Vanetta Chapman Book Review

My review;

I just finished reading "Murder Tightly Knit" , part of An Amish Village Mystery Series by Vanetta Chapman. I really liked this story, another great book by author, Vanetta Chapman. The story had a lot of twists and turns mixed in between family caring.
The author has combined both English and Amish cultures, as well as romance and mystery and has written a great story. I loved the name of the yarn shop, "The Cat's Meow". I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book by BookLook Bloggers for the purpose of a review and all opinions are my own.

Fight On (Cameron Cruise #3) by Brina Courtney Release Day Blitz

Fight On (Camryn Cruise #3) by Brina Courtney
December 21, 2014
Camryn Cruise is not human. But she will fight to protect those who are.

Kiley is her best friend. And now there’s Finn. Finn with his blue eyes, and his long eyelashes. Finn makes Camryn’s heart stop. She has to decide to not stop for him though. The Sick are coming and if they get inside the walls of Silverlake war will be inevitable.

Death is everywhere.

Camryn Cruise is not human. But she doesn’t know what she is. Not yet.

The world is falling apart and her only escape is Camp Silverlake where she frequently stayed as a child. But Camryn’s summers weren’t filled with crafting and swimming, they were spent learning combat skills and how to protect herself from the outside world.

Now she must return to Camp Silverlake to learn the truth, about who she is and she’ll discover the secret hidden within her blood. A secret that could save them all.




Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.

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