Thursday, January 18, 2018

Arriving on DVD January 30th -- Nella the Princess Knight (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Journey to a Far Away Kingdom with Nella, 
Nickelodeon's Brave Young Heroine 

Available on DVD January 30, 2018
Do you have a Nella the Princess Knight fan in your house? My youngest daughter, Bella, can't get enough of this show.  And, whenever it comes on the television, I find myself singing along to the catchy theme song, which then stays in my head all day.  With so many boy-knight shows on television, it is nice to see a show geared towards young girls, that features a princess knight.  Bella especially loves how Nella has dark skin like she does, and how she is so courageous, and is always ready to take on daring quests to protect her kingdom. 

Whenever Nella the Princess Knight is on, we all have to be silent so that Bella can watch. This is one show she is glued to the television and can't look away.  There is so much adventure and fun that she is afraid if she talks or gets up for something, she will miss a great part. :-)  Being such a huge Nella the Princess Knight fan, you can only imagine how excited Bella was the other day when we received an advance copy of the new DVD, which contains 8 full-length episodes (all of which have already aired on television).  We were getting ready to head out the door for a class, so Bella was quick to grab from the mail to bring along for the car ride.  And, by the time we got to where we were going, Bella was all smiles, as she had so much fun watching some of her favorite episodes.  And, on the drive home, she watched the entire DVD again, before putting it back in the DVD case to bring in the house for future viewing. :-)

We have only had this DVD for a short time, but Bella has been opting to watch this DVD when it is her television time.  She can't get enough of this DVD, and I know fans of the show will feel the same way, once they watch the DVD.  Bella gives this DVD two thumbs up, and can't wait for more Nella the Princess Knight DVDs to come out, so that she can grow her collection of this population animated series further.

So, be sure to mark your calendar for January 30th, when this DVD arrives in stores.  Or, pre-order now and have it arrive to your doorstep on the release date, so that you can surprise that special Nella the Princess Knight fan in your life with it.  

More about this upcoming DVD release:

"Nickelodeon's unconventional princess, Nella, is bringing action-packed adventures into homes with her first DVD release, Nella the Princess Knight, featuring eight exciting episodes from the show's first season. On January 30, 2018, fans can join Nella on daring quests as she transforms into a princess knight and courageously defends her kingdom. Whether she's searching for a lost invitation or rescuing a phoenix, Nella is always ready to stand up for what's right. 
Nella the Princess Knight is produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media distribution and will be available on DVD January 30, 2018 for the suggested retail price of $10.99."
Nella the Princess Knight contains the following episodes:
  • Princess Nella's Orc-hestra                  
  • That's What Best Friends Are For                    
  • Big Birthday Surprise              
  • Sir Clod                      
  • The Blaine Game                    
  • Knightly Knight Dragons                    
  • Inside and Seek                       
  • Up All Knight              
Nella the Princess Knight fast facts:
Street Date: 1/30/2018
Catalog: 59194146000 (US); 59194149000 (CAN)
Running Time: 88 Minutes
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish and French Stereo
S.R.P.: $10.99 

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Monday, January 15, 2018

Forever My Girl, Arriving in Theaters January 19th, Will Make for a Great Date Night Movie #forevermygirl @4evermygirl

Disclosure: I was provided with promotional product in exchange for promoting this upcoming movie release. However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

In theaters this Friday, January 19th!!!

Did you set any resolutions for 2018?  For me, I made two resolutions that I hope I can keep...1) Make a point to have "me time" each and every day, even if it is just 10 minutes at the end of the day, or first thing in the AM before the girls get up; and 2) Have a date night with my husband at least once a month (hopefully outside the house).  Last year I gave up drinking soda and stuck with it, and this year I wanted to make resolutions that would benefit not only me personally, but also my husband and my girls.  With two young girls, ages 6 and 7, which I am a stay-at-home home to and also homeschool, it is hard to have a date night outside the house, with everyone's busy schedules.  The girls are in classes 3-4 nights a week, and my husband has been busy with projects at work, which keep him later at night or have him coming home and pulling out the computer after the girls go to bed to continue working.  Life gets busy, and we adults/parents, usually put ourselves last.  But, I have found that without "me-time" to refresh and recharge your batteries, or finding "adult-time" to reconnect with your significant other without the kids around, the family as a whole can suffer.  So, this is why I am trying my hardest in 2018 to make time for myself and my husband and I, in hopes for a stronger family with more love and a little less stress from the craziness of everyday life.

This year will mark twenty-one years that my husband and I have been together.  We met in college and began dating my freshman year of school, and after college we moved into an apartment together, rescued a dog which was like a child to us, and then began our life as a family.  Fast forward to today and we have two beautiful and smart young ladies, who stole my husband's heart the moment he laid eyes on them.  When we started dating, he said that he gave him whole heart to me, but that all changed once the girls arrived, as his heart which he says grew times times larger, now has unconditional love for all these of his girls.  And, each and every night when he tucks the girls in to bed after reading them a bedtime story and kissing them goodnight, he reminds them that they are forever his girl. And, when he kisses me goodnight, he tells me the same thing. The girls love hearing him say you are "Forever My Girl," and I hope they remember this as they grow older and spread their wings.  They will always be "Daddy's little one," and the ones who made his heart grow bigger. I still remember him telling me in the delivery room right before we welcomed our first daughter, that he had butterflies similar to those he had when we went on our first date in college, which was dinner and a movie.  He was filled with all sorts of emotions -- happiness, nervousness, love, etc., and when I went into the labor, these emotions came rushing back, and once he set eyes on Savannah, and then Bella a year later, he fell madly in love, at first time, all over again.  February, we will be celebrating our anniversary and I am already planning a fun dinner and movie night out.  We will be heading to the same restaurant we went to 21 years ago, and then take in a movie at the theater we went out.  It will be nice to go back to where it all started and enjoy quality time together, and then return home to our two girls, who completed our family and filled our hearts with so much love, more than we ever imagined or could have hoped for.  

While February is a few weeks away, our first planned date night out for 2018 will be to see the movie "Forever My Girl."  When I first heard about this movie, I was intrigued to learn more because of the film's title.  Knowing that my husband tells this to my girls and I, I thought this was a sign from above, and the perfect film to start the new year with, for our date night.  For the past few years it has been hard to have a date night out of the house, and we usually end up ordering a pizza or other take out and watch movies after the girls go to bed.  Sometimes, the girls fight to go to sleep and our date night movie turns into a family movie night double feature.  Oh, how I love to cuddle up on the couch with my husband (and girls when they are up), and enjoy quality time together.  These are times when I try to forget about the long to-do list I still have to tackle or the worries of being an adult and just be in the moment and enjoy time with those I love.  

"Forever My Girl," which arrives in theaters this Friday, January 19th, is a perfect date night movie, as it is about courtship, romance and love enduring all things including all the craziness of our busy lives.  If you are not familiar with this movie, here is a brief synopsis of the movie, as well as the official movie trailer...


"Forever My Girl tells the story of music super-star Liam Page (Alex Roe) who left his bride, Josie (Jessica Rothe), at the altar choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over Josie, his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots in the small community where he was born and raised. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his high school best friend, Liam is suddenly faced with the consequences of all that he left behind.  Forever My Girl is an uplifting romantic film about second chances.  It releases in theaters on January 19th.

FOREVER MY GIRL is about second chances and finding our way back home.  This wonderful film is perfect for all of us who believe in courtship, romance, and love enduring all things.  It also has an amazing music soundtrack that includes hot CMA New Artist of the Year nominee Lauren Alaina, Travis Tritt, and Alex Roe who stars in the film as country star “Liam Page.”

Doesn't this look like an amazing movie?  Ever since I first saw the trailer a couple months ago, this movie has been on my radar and calendar as a must see in 2018.  And, I can't wait for this weekend for a dinner and movie date with my husband.    And, when we kiss the girls goodnight and I hear my husband tell them "You are forever my girl," I will smile, knowing that 21 years ago this year we began our courtship which has led us today with a life I never imagined would be possible, and one that I am so blessed to be living each and every day.  

It is not too late to add a few new resolutions for 2018 if you haven't made any as of yet.  If you are like me and have let the craziness of your family's busy schedule get in the way of "me time" or "us time" with your significant other, why not join me in trying to make that much needed quality time.  And, start this year off right with a nice evening out with dinner and a movie.  "Forever My Girl" will delight both men and women, and fans of country music will go crazy for the film's soundtrack.  I keep finding myself playing the movie trailer just to listen to the music.  It is that good and catchy. I will definitely be picking up the soundtrack to listen to in the car, and when I am enjoying "me time."

See you all at the movies! :-)

Disclosure: I was provided with promotional product in exchange for promoting this upcoming movie release. However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Just Announced...DISH to Work with the Google Assistant to Bring Multi-Language Voice Control to Hands-Free TV Experience! #GoogleAssistant

Spanish-language support for DishLATINO customers
Available on Hopper, Joey and Wally set-top boxes paired with the Google Assistant

"DISH recently announced that its customers will have the ability to watch Hands-Free TV™ using the Google Assistant in the coming months. This marks the first time that DISH customers with a Hopper, Joey or Wally can use voice to control their TV in multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
"Throughout 2017, DISH took major strides toward building a suite of voice control options for our customers, including a new DISH voice remote," said Niraj Desai, DISH vice president of product management. "We're pleased to be working with the Google Assistant to offer our customers the ability to control Hopper's video experiences through the Assistant on speakers and phones."
Starting in the first half of this year, DISH customers with a broadband-connected Hopper DVR (all generations), Joey client (all models) or Wally single-tuner HD receiver can use the Google Assistant to control their TV when paired with the Assistant on speakers like Google Home, Android phones or iPhones.

The Google Assistant will be able to help you navigate, play, pause, fast-forward, rewind and search TV content based on channel, title, actor and genre. Below are examples of commands you will be able to ask the Assistant:

●        "Change channel to ESPN"
●        "Tune to channel 130"
●        "Go to the History Channel"
●        "Find the Big Bang Theory"
●        "Search for Game of Thrones"
●        "Search for home improvement shows"
●        "Show me Tom Hanks movies"
●        "Play This is Us"
●        "Skip forward"
●        "Rewind 30 seconds"
●        "Pause"
●        "Resume"
In addition to the Google Assistant, DISH's voice control technology suite includes a recently released voice remote that ships at no extra cost with all Hopper DVRs."

About DISH
DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, DISH has served as the disruptive force in the pay-TV industry, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming Sling TV services. DISH operates a national in-home installation workforce, as well as an advertising sales group delivering targeted advertising solutions on DISH TV and Sling TV. In addition to its TV services, DISH has commenced buildout of a nationwide narrowband "Internet of Things" network that will apply capacity from its strategic spectrum portfolio. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is a Fortune 200 company.
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