Saturday, December 15, 2018

MyBaskets #Review #Giveaway

The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. 


Do you have friends or family that are hard to shop for this holiday season?  I know every year I have at least one person I can never figure out what to get them. 

Gift baskets from MyBaskets is a fantastic idea.  They have a bunch of yummy baskets for Christmas. There are a wide variety of baskets at different prices for different occasions. The company is Canadian so you don't have to pay duty or anything extra like that.


I received the Merry Christmas And Happy New Year basket and I have to say I am very impressed.  There are sweet and salty snacks in it. I haven't tried them all yet but I have put some of the treats aside for when I am craving sweets. 


This is the Merry Christmas And Happy new Year basket:




The following items are included in this festive Christmas gift basket:

FRENCH TRUFFLES: What gets better than a gourmet chocolate French truffle? This intense chocolate flavour will have your taste buds craving more and more of these little treats!
MILK CHOCOLATE BAR TRADITION: This made in Canada milk chocolate is surely the best milk chocolate that you have ever had! This milk chocolate is decadent, creamy, and it is truly such a great and rich bar of chocolate. This bar is a perfect addition to any snack table at an office party, or it makes a perfect gift as part of a gift basket for your recipient at work as well.
COOKIES: Don't let the size of these cookies fool you. These cookies might be bite-sized, but with their great oatmeal flavour and chocolate coating on its bottom, these treats are so tasty!
POPCORN: Light and airy pieces of popcorn meet sweet caramel. Spudniks caramel popcorn is such a tasty snack, you just have to try it!
CHOCOLATE ALMONDS: Caffe Latte almonds are new, award-winning, and your new favourite treat. That's right - coffee-coated almonds from Lamontagne are here!
LINDT CHOCOLATE BAR: Smooth and creamy milk chocolate bar from Lindor treat that all love to indulge in!
GHIRARDELLI: Chocolate and peppermint. A classy combination fit for everyone to enjoy during the holidays!
SAXON HOT CHOCOLATE: Make a nice hot glass of hot cocoa with this creamy mix of hot chocolate!

I have good news for you.  You can win your very own basket.  This giveaway is for Canada only


Christmas Basket from My Basket.ca

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Nun #MovieReview

The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. 

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2,” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.




MY THOUGHTS

I do love a good horror movie and I did love The Conjuring so I was excited to see The Nun.

Unfortunately, I found this movie to be bland.  The story could have been way better and I really didn't find it scary or that creepy really.  I didn't even jump once.  

I am very disappointed with this one. 

I am giving this 2 1/2 out of 5. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Westworld Season Two: The Door #Review

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.




The gravity of a limitless world continues to pull fans in for the second season of HBO’s sci-fi hit series Westworld, nominated for 21 Emmy® Awards across a range of categories including Outstanding Drama Series. Today, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is announcing Westworld Season 2: The Door is coming to 4K Ultra HD ($64.99), Blu-ray ($54.97 SRP) and DVD ($49.99) featuring all 10 riveting episodes plus exclusive immersive bonus features on December 4, 2018. Both the Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD and standard Blu-ray release will feature a Digital Copy of the series.
Westworld Season 2: The Door will also be available to own on digital July 23, 2018. Consumers can enjoy all 10 episodes in high definition and standard definition (retail $38.99/$28.99) along with never-before-seen bonus content.

Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the film written by best-selling author Michael Crichton, Westworld is produced by Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The award-winning HBO series is executive produced by Nolan, Joy, J.J. Abrams, Richard J. Lewis, Roberto Patino, Athena Wickham and Ben Stephenson.

Westworld: Season Two features a star-studded cast led by Golden Globe winner Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind), Golden Globe and Emmy® nominee Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), and Golden Globe nominee Thandie Newton (Crash) along with Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire), James Marsden (X-Men Days of Future Past), Tessa Thompson (Creed), Indgrid Bolsø Berdal (Chernobyl Diaries), Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim), Fares Fares (Zero Dark Thirty), Luke Hemsworth (The Reckoning), Katja Herbers (Manhattan), Louis Herthum (Longmire), Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside), Talulah Riley (Inception), Rodrigo Santoro (300, The 33), Angela Sarafyan (American Horror Story), Gustaf Skarsgärd (Vikings) and Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope).

In Season Two, viewers are welcomed back to Westworld, where the puppet show is over and the newly liberated “hosts” are coming for humankind. Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) takes charge, Maeve (Thandie Newton) is on a mission and the Man in Black (Ed Harris) is back. Chaos takes control in this dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness, the birth of a new form of life and the evolution of sin.


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The second season of Westworld has earned 21 Emmy® Nominations* including: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Evan Rachel Wood), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Thandie Newton) and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Jimmi Simpson).

Own it on 4K UltraHD and Blu-rayTM 12/4

MY THOUGHTS

I watched and reviewed season one last year and I was so very impressed that I couldn't wait to watch the next season but unfortunately, we weren't able to because we don't get the channel it plays on so when I received season two to review I just couldn't wait to watch it.

Season two is just as good as the first season and it is one of those shows we just couldn't stop watching.  Some nights we ended up watching more episodes than we had planned. 

I just can't wait for season 3 to come out because I need to find out what is going to happen next.  

I do highly recommend this show.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Earn Free Gift Cards during the Holiday Cookies Team Challenge



I have a fun way for you to get in the Holiday spirit and earn some gift cards! Swagbucks is holding a Holiday Cookies Team Challenge and they're a lot of fun! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web! 

If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes and earn points towards free gift cards and PayPal cash! The challenge runs from Monday, December 10th to Friday, December 14th. 

Here's how you can join the challenge and the site:  
1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.
2. In addition to earning SB, you'll contribute to your team's total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contributed so far.   

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Shop Bonus on their next gift card! 
Not only that but if you sign up under me this month and earn 500 SB before January 1st, you'll get a 500 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate! Which cookie team will you be on?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Jabra Move Wireless Headphones

The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. 



I don't like big bulky headphones.  I use them mostly when I am walking my dog or when I have to do outdoor chores like mowing the lawn or shovelling the snow and of course, I don't want ones that are wired because the wire gets in the way.



I have recently tried the Jabra Move wireless headphones and I must say I am pretty impressed.   I mean it isn't that expensive compared to some out there.  The Jabra Move is $99 but I have seen it goes on for much cheaper at Best Buy once in a while. 




Anyway, I have recently used these a few times. Once listening to music while my husband was watching tv and a few times while taking walks with my dog.  I have to say I am pretty impressed. The sound quality is excellent, the headphones are pretty comfortable and the on-ear part doesn't hurt my ears (most on-ear ones usually hurt my ears after a little while.

It is easy to control your music, volume and calls from the headset. 

I do love that they are smaller.  Battery life is decent. I have used them for 6 hours without having to charge them and the headphones come with a regular headphone jack if you do need to plug it into your phone.

It comes in 3 colours.  Black, blue and red. 

I am so happy with the Jabra Move wireless headphones.

I am giving this 5 out of 5.