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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.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Twist of Fate by Rachael Anderson Book Review

Twist of Fate
Are you in the mood for a quick fun holiday romance?  Then you want to carve out some time to read Twist of Fate by Rachael Anderson.  This is a perfect one sitting read.
Length: 100 Pages

Twist of Fate by Rachael Anderson

This was originally published as part of the All I Want holiday romance anthology.
When a postcard meant for Kenzie winds up in Ty’s mailbox, Ty’s faced with a decision. Should he tell her that her fiancé is breaking up with her and let it ruin her favorite holiday, or should he do what he’s wanted to do since he met her – make a move and hope that he can win her over before she discovers there won’t be a wedding after all?

Praise for Twist of Fate
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Though it was a novella ( which usually leave me unsatisfied – kind of like a meal that leaves me hungry after I’ve eaten everything on my plate)- this was just right. A perfect way to unwind for a few hours. The characters were delightful and the story had good momentum. Very worth reading! ~Lynn (Amazon Review)

Great book. It’s a fast and easy read with a fun plot, and really funny dialogue. The characters are interesting and likable. We all know what’s going to happen at the end of the story but the journey is very fun. This book is on my list to read again. ~ Jackie (Amazon Review)

My review;
I just finished reading Twist of Fate! It was one of the best short stories I have ever read. Kenzie and Ty are adorable, even their 2 completely different kinds of mothers grow on you. This story made me feel like I would have liked to be there and actually see it all work out. The way that they met and the way they acted with each other is priceless.  I give this book a 5/5. It is a great Christmas for anyone who likes a quick pick me up. I was given this book for the purpose of a review and all opinions are my own.

Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop

I am so glad to be a part of this giveaway hop hosted by Bookhounds & I Am A Reader, Not A Writer! There are over 150 bloggers hosting Giveaways!

I am giving away a book and hot chocolate.

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Aoleon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga- First Contact by Brent LaVasseur Book Review

Book Details:

Book Title: Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga - Part 1: First Contact, written and illustrated by Brent LeVasseur
Category:  Middle-Grade,
Genre: Science-fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Aoléon Press
Release date: January 31, 2015
Available for review in:  pdf
Will send books: Internationally
Tour dates: Dec and Jan
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

Crop circles magically appear in Farmer Johnson’s field. A mysterious light sweeps over the night sky and awakens Farmer Johnson and Gilbert, the boy next door.

Curious, Gilbert ventures out to discover the source of the light and stumbles into a beautiful Martian girl sitting in a crop circle. Farmer Johnson also investigates the strange light, and thinking that Gilbert and Aoléon are vandals, he chases them. But they sprint to Aoléon’s saucer and escape only to be pursued by the U.S. Air Force.

Gilbert has never been attacked by swarms of giant killer robots. Never met strange aliens from other worlds. Never skyboarded across a megalopolis hidden deep inside an extinct volcano. Never trekked across a vast Martian desert. And never been eaten alive by a gigantic slor (well, almost never, unless you count Billy the fat bully at school).

And luckily, he has never ever confronted an evil ruler of Mars bent on conquering the Earth to steal its cows.

Never...until now!

This may be the adventure Gilbert always wished for.

If only he can survive.

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Buy The Martian Girl Song!

Another World - Single

Featuring Élan Noelle

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 the Author: 

Mr. LeVasseur enjoys crafting good stories based on lovable characters designed to translate well to multiple media formats such as books, games, movies, and toys. He lives in New York when he is not commuting between Southern California and Olympus Mons, Mars. His hobbies include writing, 3D animation, musical composition, and intergalactic space travel. He also enjoys various sports such as skiing, running, and exospheric skydiving.

Connect with Brent:   Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Aoléon: The Martian Girl 

My review;
    I just finished reading Aoleon The Martian Girl and I loved it. This is Part 1 and I cannot wait to read more stories written by  this  author. Gilbert who has never done anything special meets a young Martian girl and nothing has ever been the same again. Gilbert and Aoleon are frightened of Farmer Johnson so they have taken off in her spaceship, when he shows up, to find out what's going on.  Gilbert is able to experience an adventure that he will never forget. I really liked the  storyline and the characters.
    I think that this is a great story for children who love to dream.  Gilbert's adventures are really fun to read. I give this book a 4/5.  I was given this book for the purpose of  a review and all opinions are my own.

I Love You Salvatore The Five Families Series by Marita Hansen Release Blitz

I Love You, Salvatore
The Five Families Series
by Marita A. Hansen
Publication Date: December 21, 2014







The Five Families series is a collection of standalone novels and novellas centered around different members of ruling mafia families on a famous island off the southern coast of Italy.
Every love story is important, whether it ends in a happy-ever-after or tragedy, because two people shared something so special that it made them value each other’s life more than their own. I know this is true because my life with Salvatore Santini was a beautiful love story… One that ended far too soon. But I would rather live for only one day with him, than suffer a lifetime without him. Being with Salvatore was worth a thousand deaths. Through him, I experienced heaven on earth, something very few people find. So don’t cry for me, I was truly happy. But if you can’t stop your tears, save them for Salvatore… The one I left behind. Books from this series can be read as a companion to The Santini Brothers and My Masters' Nightmare series. I Love You, Salvatore covers 26 years, chronicling Rosa's and Salvatore's love story. It's broken up into 3 parts: The Early Years (age 10-19), The Middle Years (20-29), The Final Years (30-36), with a current 2014 scene spliced through. It's from Rosa's point of view.

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About the Author

NATIONALITY AND CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: I'm a true blue Aucklander, born and bred in New Zealand. I tend to write about cultures I have connections to, such as Croatian and Maori. I would love to visit Croatia again as I have family there. However, in My Masters' Nightmare, I have started writing about Italians . My husband is part Italian and I also have a degree in Italian. SPORTS: As a teen my favorite sports were karate, badminton, and running. I also did unarmed combat and played in a touch rugby team (my gym teacher made me do the last one!) Now, I stick to coaching soccer and running. I have completed two marathons, numerous half-marathons and one 30K run. CAREER PATH: I started off as a Graphic Designer, then went to Auckland University, where I got a BA degree in Art History and Italian Studies and a post-graduate Honors degree in Art History. I worked in the Art History field, then became a full-time artist, doing commissions. I eventually lost all of my senses and gave it up to be a poor, starving writer, smh. FAVORITE FOODS: I'm vegetarian. I love pasta based foods, tofu, chocolate mousse and golden queen peaches. BAD HABITS: I'm a major procrastinator that can't seem to earn money to save myself! STATUS: Married to my high school sweetheart (which he hates me calling him). We have two kids.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Where Dead Bodies Lie by Kat Cazanav Book Blitz and Giveaway

Where Dead Bodies Lie (The Body Dowser Series, #1)
Release Date: 12/16/14

Summary from Goodreads:
For as long as I can remember, I have been told to follow three important rules;
Always guard my ability
Never share my secret
And pretend to be normal.

However, those three little rules don’t make my life easier. I still find dead people and deal with strange visions. Not to mention, an attraction to a boy who doesn’t exist. Whenever we cross path’s he mists away like smoke on a mirror. He drives me crazy, that Kaff Cooper.

As a flock of dead crows fall from the blackened sky, Kaff becomes the only one who can see the truth straight to the dark underbelly of who I actually am.

My hands feel the pull to extract the forsaken, the lost, the forgotten. It comes as naturally as breathing and there is no stopping it. 


A few more steps into the shadows and the lightness of a feather brushed against my cheek. Instinctively, I turned around, expecting to see someone but instead I lost my balance and stumbled forward, arms extended to catch my fall. I landed on my knees, my hands scraped by broken twigs and rocks. I shifted my focus from my hands to a crumbling neighborhood further off in the distance. Barely visible through heavy fog, the dilapidated buildings had a rippling effect. There was no clear explanation for it, but looking back on that moment later, I realized the nausea, dizziness, little black dots floating across my eyes, even the black crows passing overhead, were all precursors to what was about to happen.

The ground rumbled and opened up, like a woman spreading her arms wide to take me in. There was only one frightening explanation for this and as absurd as it seemed, it made sense.

Body dowsing. Someone was waiting for me in the limitless black hole beneath my feet.”

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