Thursday, June 30, 2016

Disney's THE BFG - Opening in Theatres Everywhere this Friday July 1 #THEBFG

I think for once, I am more excited to see a Disney movie tham the kiddo is and she is really excited to see this.  Every time the previews come on, she wants to know which day we are going so that we can watch it and we have watched the trailers numerous times.

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Are you excited to see the The BFG? Are your kids??

A little snipit: 

The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. “I think it was kind of genius of Roald Dahl to be able to empower the children. It was very, very brave of him to introduce that combination of darkness and light which was so much Disney’s original signature in a lot of their earlier works like in ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Fantasia,’ ‘Snow White’ and ‘Cinderella,’ and being able to do scary, but also be redemptive at the same time and teach a lesson, an enduring lesson, to everyone, it was a wonderful thing for Dahl to have done, and it was one of the things that attracted me to want to direct this Dahl book,” says Spielberg

 The BFG” opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Pfirst Series 2-Handle Kitchen Faucet Review

Stainless Steel Pfirst Series 2-Handle Kitchen Faucet - G136-200S - 1

Pfirst Series 2-Handle Kitchen Faucet

Please note: this model has been discontinued and replaced by a similar model.

Features:

  • Pforever Seal - advanced ceramic disc valve technology with a never leak guarantee
  • Spout swivels 360 degrees for maximum maneuverability
  • High arc spout for added clearance and reach
  • Pfister Pforever Warranty® covers finish and function for life
  • 1.75 gpm @ 60 psi
I love being a member of the Pfister blog family and getting to review their fine products.  This is actually my second review with them.  You can see my first here

This is what it looked like in the box. 
Not to many parts, don't look bad at all.



This is the faucet that it is replacing. 
Out with the old, in with the new.



I think, okay, what I know is this . . .when you are replacing faucets in your place.  The hardest, longest, most frustrating job is taken out the old one.  Things get corroded.  Mainly important parts that need to be twisted to come off.  There are a lot of scraped knuckles, mumbles under the breath, and threats of using a hammer on it.

Lucky, there is help.  Always good to have a Dad help you out.


And a niece that fits under the sink.


Finally, with some luck and the right tool, the old faucet is removed.



 I'll tell you straight up, putting the new one in?  No time at all.  Took about 10 minutes, if that.  

The only "extra" item that does not come in the box, that you will need, is the Plumbers Paste that you will need to seal it.  But, as you know, you can pick that up at any local hardware or big box stores.

After that went on, it was minutes later and the lines were on and tightened and the water was turned back on.  Yay! No leaks.  Always, make sure you check to make sure everything is tight and nothing is leaking.  

Tightening of the hoses.


Last one.  

Job well done.



And the finished product.
Shiny and new


Everyone is completely happy and they love the shiny new faucet.  

As mentioned above, Pfister no longer makes this model, but you can get similar ones.  For ease of being installed and for the way it really fits in with the decor I would give it two thumbs up.  Anyone could easily put this in as there are only a couple of parts, just the matter of taking out the old one.  

Why don't you head on over to Pfister and see what they have to offer?  I'm sure that you can find one that would suit your needs.  Besides kitchen faucets, they also  offer bathroom fixtures and more, for any budget.

Two thumbs up for ease of installation.
Two thumbs up for price.
Two thumbs up for looking good in this decor.  I think it would look good with any kitchen decor. 

Want to take this time to send our thanks and gratitude to Pfister for allowing Lollipops 'n Ladybugs to participate in this review and for allowing us to be a part of Friends Of Pfister.  If you want to check that program out, click here.

DISCLAIMER:  As a member of Friends Of Pfister, I received the product mentioned above free of charge in return for my honest review of the product. All opinions mentioned herein are my own and were not influenced by any outside source.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lightlife Smart Dogs Review & Giveaway #MomsMeet

My family and veggie dogs, take them or leave them?

I was excited when I was contacted by MomsMeet to do a review of Lightlife Smart Dogs.  I am always interested in finding healthy alternatives to what we currently consume and hot dogs are one of our more frequent selections.  

The product I received to review:



Let me tell you a little bit about Lightlife.

The company began in Massachusetts in 1979, with the idea that they would create tasty and vegetarian dishes.  They have stuck to their roots, grown in size and products and have continued to make their products from plants and not animals, thus they are meatless.  Their products are Non-GMO and they continue to grow.  Their products vary from Smart Dogs, Sausage and deli meat as well.  

They also like to GIVE BACK to the communities and they contribute 5% of their profit to organizations that promote healthy people and a healthy planet. 

About the Smart Dogs Veggie Hot Dogs:

*Certified Vegan and Non-GMO project verified.
*7 grams of protein and only 50 calories per Smart Dog (there jumbo dogs have a bit more).
*All the Lightlife products can be found in the refrigeration section of your store (right next to the salads).
*Prices for this product range from $2.99 to $3.99 (I found mine for $3.49).


What did we think?

Cooking them up on our griddle.




Product reviewers:

Me and the kiddo!!

Please note, this is our first attempt at trying a veggie dog of any kind, so we had to take that into consideration.  

To start with, they did have a pleasant aroma to them, but to me, the texture was a little rubbery by touch.  I was worried that because of that, they wouldn't brown up very well, but as you can see from the one picture above, they did brown.  I would bet that they would really cook up well on a outdoor grill.

They cooked quickly.  The aroma was still pleasant, truthfully, smelled like a hot dog to me and if I set them next to regular meat hot dogs, I think that most people would have a hard time telling them apart.  

As for taste, to me, they are okay.  They tasted somewhat like what you would expect a hot dog to taste.  No after taste.  Not chewy. But you could tell that they were a little different then a regular hot dog.  Not a bad different, but just different.  

Kiddo eating hot dogs is always an adventure.  She doesn't like them on hot dog rolls, she doesn't like any condiments on them, just wants to eat them whole. Her thoughts, to be truthful, she wasn't impressed at first.  Said that they didn't taste like hot dogs, but tasted like vegetables.  

Thus her toothless first bite look



She took her bites, swallowed what she had and declared that, "no, I don't like them."  So, I told her that was fine, it was something new and it is okay not to like a product.  

Ten minutes later, she gets up, gets her plate and continues to eat the Smart Dogs.


She changed her mind and says that she does like them, but would love to try them next time cooked out on the grill.  I told her, me too. I bet they would be wonderful cooked on it. 

In the end on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the best hot dog we have had (based on all hot dogs, not just veggie dogs), we gave them a 7 1/2.  Would we purchase them for our family?  Yes, no doubt that I would purchase Smart Dogs to replace the hot dogs that we currently use.  It is nice to have a healthy alternative to the foods that we already consume.

To learn more about Lightlife, please feel free to check them out on their social media accounts:


Disclaimer:  I received this product, free of charge from the Moms Meet program, who in turn, received it directly from the sponsor. As a Moms Meet Blogger, I agreed to receive this product and post my honest opinions about said product.  My opinions of this product do not reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or LightLife, and as always, all opinions are 100% our own.  

Time for a giveaway!!! YAY!!!

Four winners will each received two coupons for FREE Lightlife products.  

Rules:

*Open to residents of the US who are 18+
*Please, only one entrant per household.
*Giveaway will end on 7/12/16 at 11:59 p.m.
*Winners will be emailed by me at the end of the giveaway and have 72 hours to respond with address so that I can get the coupons mailed out.  
*Please make sure that if you take credit for doing an entry on the rafflecopter form, you actually do what is requested.

Good luck! 


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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

MOANA from Disney - New Teaser Trailer

Can't wait to see this!!!!











Trailer




Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/disneymoanaFollow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/DisneyAnimation
 Visit the official MOANA website here: http://movies.disney.com/moana
 Genre:  Animated Comedy/AdventureRating:   TBDU.S. Release Date:   Nov. 23, 2016 Voice Cast:   Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson Directors:    Ron Clements, John MuskerProducer:   Osnat Shurer Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. For more information, visit http://disney.com/moana, like us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/disneymoana; follow us on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation; follow us on Instagram, https://instagram.com/DisneyAnimation. 


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Monday, June 6, 2016

Reader/Follower Appreciation Giveaway

I like to do these little types of giveaways for our readers/followers, and I'm hoping that you all like them as well.

For this giveaway, we will have two winners. Each winner will win a $5 Amazon eGift code.

Rules:

Open worldwide (must have a valid email) 18+
Giveaway will end on June 29, 2016 @11:59 p.m. est
Only one entrant per household.
Winner will be sent the Amazon eGift code once they have confirmed their email address.

Easy entries and good luck!

Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by us here at Lollipops n' Ladybugs and is not associated with facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram, etc.

No bloggers were injured in the making of this giveaway, lol. 


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