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


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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Gift Guide & 12 Giveaways!

It is that time again! In honor of Christmas my mom from 3 Partners in shopping 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.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Postcard from Santa Review + Giveaway

Send your child a personalized postcard from Santa, reminding them now what they have to do to be on the Nice List. Let Santa be the Motivator! Order Today and watch your child try SUPER hard to be good! Postcard will arrive in 5-7 days. 

Don't forget to order your own and get 15% off with this code pcSantaDSA
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My Review:
I sent this to my niece and didn't tell her parents because I wanted an adult reaction too! My niece LOVED it. She was so ecstatic that Santa knows her name and knows all about her. My sister in law called me and loved that it was personalized! I was able to include her type of schooling, her dancing, swimming and so much more. This is great for kids to believe in magic and the spirit of Christmas. I also thought that I could say "Santa IS watching you, we have proof" for those parenting moments! I am giving this product a 5/5. Delivery was fast, and customer support was great as well. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Nellie by Cynthia Woolf Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway

Nellie (The Brides of San Francisco I)

by Cynthia Woolf

Quick Facts                                        
Release Date:  November, 2014                
Genre: Historical Romance. Western                                              
Formats to buy: Paperbacks and all ebook formats

Book Synopsis
Nellie Wallace is a young widow with two children. In post civil-war New York, the men are scarce and none want the burden of a wife with children. Her dead husband's family is wealthy, and cruel. Desperate to escape their influence, and eager for a home, a husband, and a stable life for her children, Nellie decides to make a new life in San Francisco as a mail order bride.

Saloon owner Blake Malone is a bachelor and likes it that way. He worked hard for everything he has, but the San Francisco City Council won’t approve his plans to build a family emporium unless he is a family man himself. The solution? A mail order bride from New York who will bring him a ready-made family, stability, and the council's approval.

Blake expects his future wife to care for his home and, other than helping him impress the city council, to stay out of his business. He expects life as usual. What he gets is an unexpected desire to win Nellie's heart, a dangerous threat to his new bride, and a rich benefactor determined to steal his new family out from under him.  Blake believed his battle for success a hard one. But he will discover that the battle to win Nellie's heart and keep his family safe is going to take everything he's got.



April 28, 1865
RAP! RAP! RAP!If only she could fix her problems with a needle and thread she’d be set. Nellie looked up from the socks she was darning toward the knocking on the front door.Who could that be? She set aside the socks, straightened her dress, checked her reflection in the mirror on the wall in the hall, patted her blond hair back into place and then answered the door.“Mrs. Robert Wallace?” asked the soldier in dress uniform who stood at attention on her front porch.Oh, God. No. Please. No. “Yes,” she said, trying to keep the tremor from her voice. “I…I’m Mrs. Wallace.”The young soldier handed her an envelope. “I regret to have to inform you that Lieutenant Robert Wallace was killed at the Battle of Appomattox on April 8, 1865. I’m sorry for your loss, Mrs. Wallace.”Nellie didn’t know what to say over the lump in her throat. She always knew this could happen—from the first moment Robert joined, to his last farewell eight months before Violet was born.“I, uh, thank you, Officer…”“Black, ma’am. Sergeant Black.”“Thank you for letting me know, Sergeant.” Her grip tightened on the door knob. “I…I have to sit down now.”“Of course, ma’am. Do you need help?”Nellie shook her head. “No. Thank you. I’ll be alright.”The man saluted her, turned and walked down the sidewalk to the waiting carriage.How many of these calls did he have to make today? Was I the only one? I doubt it. Not in a city the size of New York.She closed the door and leaned against the wall next to it, her legs no longer able to support her, she slid to the floor. Tears left salty trails on her face, but for the life of her she couldn’t remember crying. Screaming, cursing God, yes, but crying, no. Even though our marriage wasn’t what I’d dreamed it could have been when I was a child, I shall miss him. He had his good side, he was funny and could make her laugh. He was gentle every where except…no I will not think about that now. I endured and have two beautiful children.How am I to tell Henry his father is dead? Violet was just a baby and didn’t know her daddy but Henry… Her son missed his father something fierce. Robert had doted on Henry. They spent so much time together that Henry cried for days when his father left the last time. And now I have to tell him his father is never coming home. How do I do that?She wiped her cheeks with the backs of her hands, took the hanky from her apron pocket and blew her nose.  No need to put it off. The task would be difficult enough, without waiting and making it harder. Perhaps she and Henry could grieve together. In any case, she needed to be strong for her son and daughter. She was all they had now.Taking a deep breath, she mounted the stairs to the play room and her children.

Get to know the author:

Cynthia Woolf is the award winning and best-selling author of ten historical western romance books, one short story, and one novella in the anthology Lost in a Kiss, with more books on the way. She was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the mountains west of Golden. She spent her early years running wild around the mountain side with her friends.

Their closest neighbor was one quarter of a mile away, so her little brother was her playmate and her best friend. That fierce friendship lasted until his death in 2006.

Cynthia was and is an avid reader. Her mother was a librarian and brought new books home each week. This is where young Cynthia first got the storytelling bug. She wrote her first story at the age of ten. A romance about a little boy she liked at the time.

Cynthia loves writing and reading romance. Her first western romance Tame A Wild Heart, was inspired by the story her mother told her of meeting Cynthia’s father on a ranch in Creede, Colorado. Although Tame A Wild Heart takes place in Creede that is the only similarity between the stories. Her father was a cowboy not a bounty hunter and her mother was a nursemaid (called a nanny now) not the ranch owner.

Cynthia credits her wonderfully supportive husband Jim and the great friends she's made at CRW for saving her sanity and allowing her to explore her creativity.


Where are you from? I was born in Denver, Colorado and raised west of there in the foothills west of Golden.
Tell us your latest news? My newest book, NELLIE, The Brides of San Francisco, Book 1 is available now and I’m working on the second in the series ANNIE.

When and why did you begin writing? I started writing my first book in 1990. I’d always wanted to write a book, but that was the year that I first joined RWA and actually started learning to write.

When did you first consider yourself a writer? I think when I published my first book in 2011, I thought, ‘Yes, now I’m a writer.’

What inspired you to write your first book? My mother and father met on a ranch in Southwestern Colorado outside a little town called Creede. Their story inspired me to set my first book there. TAME A WILD HEART is that book.

Do you have a specific writing style? No

How did you come up with the title? My critique partners always help me title my books.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? Spousal abuse is not aceptable.

How much of the book is realistic?  I think all of it is.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? No

What books have most influenced your life most? The books of Johanna Lindsey are the most influential as far as my writing goes.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? Johanna Lindsey

What book are you reading now? Silver Storm by Michele Callahan

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Michele Callahan, Jennifer Zane and K. L. Docter are all authors to watch.

What are your current projects?  I’m working on ANNIE, The Brides of San Francisco, Book 2

What would you like my readers to know?  I’m very grateful to your readers and all readers that you like my books and want to read them.



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