The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: September 2017

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Movie Giveaway #1

Hey all, I have some movies to give away. This movie giveaway includes: Arrival and Moonlight. These are two great movies to add to our movie collection!! Just enter below!




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Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer on Digital & 4K UHD 9/19 and 4K UHD/BluRay Combo Pack 10/3.



Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a rollicking new tale of the high seas, infused with all the elements of fantasy, humor and action that have resulted in an international phenomenon for the past 13 years. Johnny Depp returns to his Academy Award®-nominated role as the outrageous, swashbuckling scoundrel Captain Jack Sparrow, and is joined by Oscar winners Javier Bardem and Geoffrey Rush. It was announced at D23 Expo that “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”—the fifth film in the now-iconic “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise—will sail home on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on September 19, and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on October 3.

I will say that Pirates of the Caribbean movies are so much fun!! I love them. And I had been anxiously awaiting this new movie. Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow and he is in fine form. Javier Bardem, one of my favorites actors, joins him. I will have a review in the coming days!


BLU-RAY & DIGITAL in HD:

Dead Men Tell More Tales: The Making of a New Adventure – Get unique access into the making of this exciting new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie with this collection of revealing and entertaining stories that you can view individually or as a “play all.”

* A Return to the Sea – Two talented filmmakers, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, team up to bring “Pirates of the Caribbean” back to the screen. Hear how this new chapter of the tale was developed.

* Telling Tales: A Sit-down with Brenton & Kaya – Meet Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, the young actors behind Henry and Carina. The two sit down together for a revealing conversation on becoming a part of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise and its continuing legacy.

* The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar & The Silent Mary – Oscar-winner Javier Bardem reveals more about his menacing new character and the foreboding ship he helms.

* First Mate Confidential – Go on-set along with Kevin McNally, the affable actor behind the feisty Mr. Gibbs, Captain Jack’s reliable first mate from all five movies.

* Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks – Peer below the depths at how these ferocious, mythical monsters were designed and brought to life.

* Wings Over the Caribbean – Captain Jack has a memorable encounter with Sir Paul McCartney – rock 'n' roll royalty.

* An Enduring Legacy – Take one more look at the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” experience and the impact of “Pirates of the Caribbean” -- the movies, the ride and beyond.

Bloopers of the Caribbean

Jerry Bruckheimer Photo Diary

Deleted Scenes
* Highwayman
* Henry Turner Learns a Lesson from Captain Jack
* A Whale in Poseidon’s Tomb
*Alternate Coda: Murtogg & Mullroy “Flogging”

DVD:

* First Mate Confidential
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, with the screenplay by Jeff Nathanson (“Catch Me If You Can,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”) and story by Nathanson and Terry Rossio. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor.

Facebook:  Facebook.com/PiratesoftheCaribbean
Website:  Disney.com/Pirates
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Creamed Spinach Spaghetti Squash Recipe!

Here is a recipe that I found one day. I made changes to it because it required butter and cream and those are a no no for hubby. So, I decided to use fresh ingredients and also cut back on the fatty ingredients. 

Spaghetti squash is a great way to get the feel of pasta without the carbs. I still eat pasta but sometimes it's good to take a break and actually eat more veggies. It is pretty easy as well. This recipe feeds 2 people. All you need is a spaghetti squash, garlic, fresh spinach (one large package), olive oil, flour and nutmeg. 


First you cut the squash in half. 


Oil the squash inside and out and place face down on a cookie sheet. 
Roast for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 400 degrees. 


Here is the low fat part. If you want a cream sauce without the cream this is how I now do it. It actually tastes pretty good and it works just as well as a sauce with butter and cream. You will need 
1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of flour. Place in a pan and turn the heat to medium and begin incorporating the flour and oil. Then slowly add about 1 1/ cups fat free milk. Of course, you can use 2% or whole milk but we no longer use that. As you add the milk, whisk the flour mixture until it creams. If you want it loose, then add more milk. 
Add salt and pepper to taste. I also love grating in a little fresh nutmeg for taste.  


In the meantime, add a little oil to another pan and saute garlic. 
Then add the fresh spinach until it wilts. Add salt and pepper to taste. 





Add the spinach to the cream mixture and blend. 



Take the spaghetti squash out of the oven and let sit for 5 minutes.


Then take a fork and start scraping the squash so it becomes like spaghetti! 



Add the cream mixture and some parmesan cheese, if needed. 


That's it. The dish was tasty and filling. It is the perfect dish for fall especially since there is so much squash around. And if you want to cut back on the fat and still have a cream sauce, this is the way to go. I use the cream sauce to make alfredo pasta. I use it to just make a creamed spinach when I make steak. It really cuts back on the fat and it is still delicious!

Buen Provecho! 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

COCO Movie poster & Trailer!!

I can't tell you how excited I am for this movie. COCO looks like such a cute and informational movie. I am not sure I can wait until November. I hope you all check it out!


Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.




Like COCO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixarCoco 

Follow COCO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pixarcoco

Follow COCO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pixarcoco/

Visit the official COCO website here: http://movies.disney.com/coco

COCO opens in theatres everywhere on November 22nd!



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

You're Invited to Check out Basic Invite!


The holidays are coming and that means cards and invites! It means invites for our annual Halloween cocktail party. It means birthday invite for and holiday cards. I start early because I love to personalize my cards. Sure buying pre-made cards is easy but why not make it more personal.

One site I discovered was Basic Invite. Basic Invite has cheap party invitations. The variety available is huge. They have invitations for every occasion. Whether it's birthday party invites, holiday party invitations, sweet 16 birthday invitations, wedding invitations, shower invitations or whatever party invites, you will find something here. It's easy to order as well. Just go online, find your design and personalize your invites or cards.


What I love is that Basic Invite offers you custom samples. You can order a sample of your invite before you actually order it. This is great because I ordered Moving Cards before and I hated the paper. If I had seen and felt the sample I would have made changes.


Basic Invites also has over 180 color options. Not all online stationery company offer you that. And that makes it better for you to really customize your invites. The choices will allow you to really make that invite perfect! You also have over 40 color choices for you envelopes. I love that because it will guarantee people know to open this and not just toss it away. Plus all the envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.


The other option I adore is the Free Address Collection Service. You can share a link and the
addresses are collected. Then the envelope is printed for you! Easy peasy!


If you are in the market for invites, check out Basic Invite. It is your one stop shopping site for all things invite and cards. I know I will be checking out the option for my Halloween party and holiday cards. You can use code 15FF51 for 15% off everything site wide!!


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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Happy THORsday!! THOR: RAGNAROK advance tickets are on sale now!

Advance tickets went on sale this morning for Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated THOR: RAGNAROK, which opens in theaters everywhere on November 3rd! Tickets are available wherever tickets are sold.

To celebrate THORsday, new character poster are here. Take a gander. I cannot wait for this movie!! Squeeeeeeeee!

THOR

HELA


The HULK


LOKI


ODIN


VALKYRIE


HEIMDALL (My favorite)


GRANDMASTER


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Firefly ‘Show Us Your Rinse Face’ Sweepstakes + Giveaway!


You all know that I love a good sweepstakes. And, I have a good one for you. Head over to the Firefly Facebook page for a chance to win. The “Show Us Your Rinse Face” sweepstakes is all about the silly faces kids make while using mouth rinse. Grand prize is a trip for a family of four to a top theme park in Carlsbad, CA.

Firefly is on a mission to make sure kids get back to school, not back to the dentist’s office, with fun toothbrushes and mouth rinse that help teach kids healthy habits and make brush time less of a hassle for mom and dad.

The sweepstakes runs now through September 15, 2017. All you do is head over and sign up. Get extra entries but uploading a photo or video of your kids! One entry per person per day.


I also have a gift pack that you can win. It comes with mouthwash and toothbrushes to promote good oral hygiene. Included is a Firefly Fun Pump Anti-Cavity Fluoride Rinses designed to encourage healthy oral care habits that include proper brushing, flossing and rinsing. Each bottle features a 3D character head so children can rinse with their favorite character. A convenient “no mess” cup is attached to the bottom of the bottle that makes measuring the right quantity simple. The sugar-free, alcohol-free formula is safe for kids! The toothbrushes might include such characters as Hello Kitty & Star Wars.

Just enter below.

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Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Take a Night off from Cooking with The Montgomery Inn Barbeque Bonanza + Giveaway!


This Labor Day, I am taking a break. A break from cooking. Thanks to The Montgomery Inn based out of Ohio, I am celebrating by enjoying a wonderful BBQ feast with family and friends that includes 2 slabs of ribs, a tub of pulled pork, beans and 2 bottles of their wonderful sauce!

The Montgomery Inn was founded in 1951 by Ted and Matula Gregory opened a small family restaurant in Montgomery, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. Since then, the Montgomery Inn has delighted consumers across the region and the country. Word is Bob Hope loved their ribs so much, he would get them sent to Palm Springs!


There are two Montgomery Inn locations in the Cincinnati region and one in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. But you can buy Montgomery Inn products online and have them shipped to you.


My BBQ feast came packed in dry ice and ready to eat. It took about 2 days to receive and let me tell you, it looks wonderful! I stored them in the freezer until I get my feast on this weekend! Yum. To help celebrate summer, Montgomery Inn is offering the Barbecue Bonanza ($174.95 value) for $99.95 plus shipping (a $75 savings).



Let me tell you, this food was delicious. All I did was warm the ribs in the oven with a little sauce. They came out juicy and tender. The meat falling off the bone. The BBQ sauce was tangy and spicy. It was not sweet but with a hint of vinegar. Now the best part of the meal were the beans. Holy moley! The beans are made with beef brisket and there were chunks in the beans. Usually I have to doctor the beans for flavor. I didn't touch these at all. They were spicy and we loved them! If you need a quick and delicious meal, you need to try the Montgomery Inn food!



To take advantage of the Montgomery Inn Summertime Barbecue Bonanza, please visit montgomeryinn.com to order online. Or, phone in your order at 1-800-USA-RIBS. Please use Promo code: summerfun and item #004BB. The Montgomery Inn Summertime Barbecue Bonanza runs from August 18 to September 15, which allows you to extend the summer fun for a couple more weeks.

If you want to win a Barbeque Bonanza, enter below!!

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Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.