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When asked if I’d like a copy of Disney’s Mars Needs Moms to be honest I didn’t know what I was saying yes to. I haven’t seen this movie advertised and had no idea what it was about but the title suggested aliens, (well Martians to be exact) and so I hoped it would be a movie that J would enjoy.

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What can I say……….. except WOW! What a great movie! J was glued to the screen the whole way through!!!

The movie has a great storyline but I don’t want to give too much away. Basically the movie follows Milo and his Mum, who has been abducted by Martians because as the title suggests Mars needs Moms. Along the way he meets some funny creatures and gets help from Gribble, who is believe it or not also human! There’s a really cute moment near the end between Mother and Son, it’s a moment that made me go awww but had J gasping, his eyes wide open and glued to the screen.

Overall this heartwarming story is a very funny movie enjoyed by myself and J. I think all primary school aged children would thoroughly enjoy it and with Christmas coming up it would make a great gift :)

More information about the movie can be found on the Disney page Mars Needs Moms

Thanks to Disney and the lovely people at Porter Novelli I have a copy of this great movie to giveaway.

To enter simply leave a comment. 

Giveaway is only open to Australian residents (sorry)

For a bonus entry like my facebook page here and leave a separate comment telling me you have done so

For another bonus entry tweet this giveaway, again leaving a separate comment telling me you have done so.

Giveaway closes November 5th and the winner will be drawn randomly using a random number selector. 

Good Luck :)

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was given for this review. I did, however, receive a copy of ‘Mars Needs Moms’ to trial and review. All opinions are my own or of my family, where applicable.

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When asked if I would be interested in reviewing a copy of the new Winnie The Pooh DVD I leapt at the chance, afterall who doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and friends.

Well, I’m sad to say J wasn’t looking forward to watching this quite as much as me. He has a gorgeous Winnie The Pooh storybook collection that I have been trying to get him re-interested for a while, J however insists that Winnie The Pooh is “for babies and little kids”………….. he’s 5! In my eyes he is a little kid so I persisted and when it came to the crunch he actually (kinda) enjoyed watching this.

When sad old Eeyore loses his tail, Owl sends the whole gang – Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga and Roo – on a wild journey to help Eeyore and save Christopher Robin from the mysterious backson. In the end, it turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some “hunny.”

The Blu Ray DVD contains the following BONUS FEATURES:
* Winnie The Pooh And His Story Too
* Deleted Scenes introduced by the Director
* Bonus Shorts
* Sing-Along With The Movie
* Disney Song Selection
* Creating The Perfect Winnie The Pooh Nursery
 

This is a great DVD, (as you would expect from Disney) and with a running time of approx 1 hour it’s ideal for entertaining little ones whilst you enjoy a little peace. It’s available in shops now and I’d recommend this DVD for all under 5′s and I could probably see alot of 5-6 year olds watching it too………………. (unless they feel that they’re too old for it, like J hehe). With Christmas just around the corner this would make a great gift, I’m thinking of sending a copy to my niece, at 4 I think she’d love it :)

Thanks to the lovely people at Disney and Porter Novelli I have a Blu-Ray DVD pack to giveaway to a lucky reader.

To enter simply leave a comment below telling me who your favourite Winnie The Pooh character is

For bonus entries tweet this giveaway, like my Facebook page here and leave a separate comment telling me you have done so 

Giveaway closes midnight 22nd October 2011, the winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator

Sorry to all my overseas readers but this giveaway is open to Australian Residents only

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was given for this review. I did, however, receive a copy of ‘Winnie The Pooh’ to trial and review. All opinions are my own or of my family, where applicable.

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“I’m late, I’m late for a very important date!” ……… How many of you remember singing this over and over as a child, I know I do, in fact I can sometimes still be heard mumbling it to myself :)

I loved Alice In Wonderland as a child and I still love it know, in fact I love it so much that on a trip to Disneyworld I was one of very few adults queuing up to have my picture taken with Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, Alice and of course the White Rabbit :) (Husband was little embarrassed)

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland has been restored to it full glory and released on Blu-Ray and DVD, 60th Anniversary Edition! I know it’s hard to believe that this wonderful movie was made 60 years ago!

It’s such a classic movie, full of fun, catchy tunes, imagination and for me lots of memories. I felt sure that J would also love it…………. Whilst he enjoyed watching the movie he also got quite confused with everything that happened in the movie and was very confused with “A very un-happy Birthday to you”, according to J “that’s a stupid song” :)

  

Overall he was very happy to watch the movie again so he obviously enjoyed it a little, his favourite characters were the Cheshire Cat, because “it had a big evil smile” and the Queen of Hearts, because “she was bossy and shouted lots”. :)

I loved watching it again, it brought back so many memories from my childhood. So how many memories have come flooding back to you looking at the pictures above?

The 60th Anniversary Blu Ray and DVD pack is out in shops now RRP $49.95 and contains lots of bonus features

Blu-ray Bonus Features:
Through the Keyhole: A Companion’s Guide to Wonderland.
Painting the Roses Red Interactive Game.
Disney View -Enhanced Viewing Experience.
Walt Disney Color TV Introduction (1959).
Reference Footage: Alice and the Doorknob.
Pencil Test: Alice Shrinks.
Reflections on Alice Featurette
Operation Wonderland (Now in Hi-Def!)
And much more!
DVD Bonus features:
Deleted Scene: Pig and Pepper
Reflections on Alice featurette
And much more!

I’m very happy to have one copy of this to giveaway to one lucky reader

To enter this giveaway simply leave a comment below telling me your favourite Alice in Wonderland Character and Why?

Bonus entry for tweeted this giveaway – please leave separate comment

Bonus entry for liking my facebook page here  - please leave a separate comment

Giveaway closes June 24th 2011

Good Luck :)

Winner will be chosen at random using random number selector

Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment via Digital Parents. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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Growing up Pinocchio was always one of my favourite movies and today it still remains one of my favourite Disney movies, despite the fact that it is now 70 years old!

Disney has opened it’s vaults once again and  Pinocchio has been released on Blu Ray and DVD for a limited time only……….. you only have until 30th June 2011!  I was lucky enough to get the chance to review this fab DVD……………. YAY!

Ok, so to be honest I was going to love this DVD no matter what, so what about J?  I bought J his first Pinocchio storybook last year and it quickly became one of his favourites, (along with Cars and Toy Story).  I wondered if he would love the DVD as much as his book, (he loves books and I had bought the shortened version).  Well as is the usual with J he loved the “baddies” and thought Pinocchio was great.  He was singing and dancing along to “I’ve Got No Strings” and absolutely loved Jiminy Cricket! So I guess Pinocchio gets the thumbs from J too :)

What I love about Disney Classic’s such as Pinocchio being released again is, they haven’t changed anything to make them modern and pc and so watching them takes you back to to the time that you first watched it :)

Remember be quick Pinocchio (along with Snow White) is only available to buy on DVD and Blu Ray until 30th June 2011 so go get it while you can.

I have a copy of Disney’s Pinocchio to giveaway to one lucky winner. To enter simply leave a comment below telling me what your favourite Disney Movie of all time and why

Giveaway closes 16th May 2011, winner will be chosen at random,           Australian residents only

Good Luck :)

 Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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Personalized ~ Mug

I was super excited to be chosen by Marthese to review one of her beautiful personalised mugs. All I had to do was to choose the picture that I wanted to be printed on the mug……………….. after a little bit of thought I decided on a picture of J feeding a Kangaroo at the Zoo.

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J doesn’t drink from a cup, he only ever uses a water bottle so I thought this would make a great first mug for him. I chose to have “lunch time” printed on the mug along with the picture, I thought by making it personal to J, he might be encouraged to use a mug at lunchtime rather than his water bottle.

The mug came beautifully gift wrapped and J loved it when he opened the box, (of course we’ve also had to keep the box and the ribbon because they are special!), he immediately asked if he could use it!
This mug is made of Fine Bone China and the images are not screen printed like you find in most places that offer them…but they are fired in a kiln…which means that they are dishwasher safe..and they do not fade with light or heat.  The image printed on our mug is stunning, it’s bright and looks just like the photo I took. (sorry about picture quality, my camera not really up to the job) Not only was J impressed with the mug but so was I, it really is beautiful.

This would be something I would buy for one of J’s Grandparents (he has 4 Nannies and 2 Grandads!), or maybe even for a good friend back in England, the only thing that would worry me about buying one for them is if would arrive in one piece, (England is a long way to send something breakable, without it getting broken). I think it would make a great personalized gift and even comes gift boxed so there’s nothing left for you to do.

Our only problem now is, it’s so nice and special that J has decided that he doesn’t want to use it anymore because  he doesn’t want to break it and has placed it on his shelf with his other “special things” :)

Marthese also has various other personalized gifts available here , including some gorgeous baubles which I’m already thinking would make great Christmas gifts for some special people in our lives. Also available are various toys, including a good selections of wooden toys, (some of which I have already purchased). I’m a big fan of wooden toys, J loves them and they seem to last so much longer than some of the plastic toys available today.

In order to win one of these beautiful personalized mugs please head over to Romantic Flair Original here and leave a comment telling Marthese how gorgeous these are (they really are stunning) and then leave a comment below to let me know that you have done so and why you would like to win one :)

closing date for entries is 29th May 2011, Australian residents only    Good Luck

You can also follow Romantic Flair Original and find more information on all of the products that Marthese has at her Facebook page here 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy Personalized Mug, courtesy of Romantic Flair Original via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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I received some Biozet Attack Ecosmart laundry liquid in the mail to review a couple of weeks ago…………………… I promise I have done my laundry in the past couple of weeks I just haven’t had the time to post my review, (what with everything that has been going on in our world).  Anyhow I finally got around to using the liquid over the weekend, (another reason it hasn’t been done is I like to finish one bottle before I open another lol).

Here’s some of the info that arrived with it

Biozet Attack Ecosmart is a new laundry detergent that offers advanced cleaning performance without compromising the environment.

The ultra concentrated formula requires only 19ml (20g) to be used per wash: the smallest amount of liquid required for use by any liquid laundry detergent provider in Australia. (Source: Lanfax Laboratories independent test report 2011)

Biozet Attack Ecosmart Green Credentials

  • No fluorescers or bleaching agents and no added phosphorus
  • Contains less than 10%water, compared to the Australian market average of 57 % water
  • Low in sodium, it makes water from the rinse cycle suitable for grey water use.
  • High performance, low in energy consumption (as it is designed for cold water use.)
  • 100% recyclable PET bottle.
  • Plastic refills weighing just 11g (an 80% reduction in plastic packaging) “
All sounds great doesn’t it?………………….. but is it as good as the claims?

I say yes, I’m happy with it’s performance. It did the job it’s designed to do just as well as my usual laundry liquid, however I think I’m tempted to now make the permanent change to Bio Attack Ecosmart.  It left my clean laundry with the same freshly laundered smell that I love (there’s nothing like the smell or feel of freshly washed sheets when you get into bed is there?) but the bottle took up half the space as my usual liquid in my cleaning cupboard and, as I like to do my bit for the environment, this is a much greener way of doing the laundry.

The wonderful people of Bio Attack  have let me give 1 lucky reader of MumtoJ the chance to have  this and see for themselves how good this product is!
For your chance to enter this giveaway simply leave a comment telling me what is the hardest stain you’ve ever had to remove?   (for me chocolate is always the hardest)

Giveaway closes May 9th, Good luck :)
 Disclosure: I received a complimentary Biozet Attack Ecosmart via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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When a copy of Tron Legacy became available to review I jumped at the chance. To be honest with you I wasn’t overly keen on the first Tron movie, it was one of those as a kid that I watched because my brother was watching it and we only had one TV. However I had heard that this film had stunning graphics and a great storyline, 2 things that usually make for good watching :)

“State-of-the-art technology brings this father-son story to life,as the rebellious 27 year old Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND) is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father, Kevin Flynn (Oscar® and Golden Globe® winner JEFF BRIDGES), who was once recognised as the world’s most innovative tech visionary. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade – a signal that could only come from his father – he finds himself pulled into a digital Grid – A place of infinite possibility – and where Kevin has been trapped for the last 20 years. With the help of fearless warrior Quorra (OLIVIA WILDE), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually stunning digital landscape created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced. Complete with never before imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. TRON: Legacy even features a soundtrack spun by Grammy® Award-wining electronic music dup, Daft Punk.”

This movie did not disappoint, I thought the storyline was really good and the graphics in the film were just stunning, even my hubby watched Tron Legacy, which is amazing because he’s not usually a movie kind of guy. We were both very impressed with the vehicles, and who would have thought you could do so much damage with a frisbee ;-) So this movie gets a big thumbs up from the both of us, (much to my surprise).

  

Tron Legacy is available to buy in shops now and I would definitely recommend you give this movie a go, even if you’re not into science fiction, (like myself).                                                                      I have a copy of Tron Legacy to giveaway, to enter simply leave a comment below telling me why you would like to win this movie. 

winner will be drawn May 2nd 2011  

Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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We received a copy of Tangled in the mail to review and to be honest I was little more excited than J when it arrived. I love pretty much all Disney films, (they have a certain quality to them), however J was convinced it was a girl’s movie!

I managed to convince him to give it a go and after just a few minutes he was hooked. He thought the “evil woman,” (Mother Gothel) was fab, (he always loves the “baddies”), but his favourite characters were Pascal, the little chameleon on Rapunzel’s shoulder and Maximus the horse.

Whilst he really enjoyed the movie, I think he still feels it’s abit girly………… however I’m sure it will be one that he’s asking to watch again soon. It’s definitely a movie that I would consider buying for my nieces, (I’m unsure as to whether any of my nephews would enjoy it quite as much). Personally I loved it, it made me laugh and I loved the modern day twist on an old fairytale, I thought Rapunzel’s “girl power” was fab! :)

Tangled will be on the shelves and available to own 11th May 2011 (DVD $29.95, Blu-Ray Pack $39.95, 3D Blu-Ray Pack $59.95)

I have a copy of Tangled to giveaway to one lucky person.  In order to win a copy of this fab movie simply leave a comment below.

Bonus entry for liking my facebook page here  (please leave a separate comment)

Bonus entry for tweeting this giveaway (please leave a separate comment)

giveaway closes Wednesday 4th May 2011     Good Luck :)

Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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J was very excited last week when we received our copies of Handy Manny Motorcycle adventure and also Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie’s Masquerade.  He had originally wanted to go see both at the cinema but he has never been to the cinema before, (abit of a sensory overload) and decided at the last minute that he just couldn’t cope. So I’m sure you can imagine just how excited he was when they arrived in the post :)

“Feel the wind in your hair and join Manny as he packs up his tools for an exciting road trip. They’re heading out to a fiesta grande – Manny’s family reunion! But when Pat veers off in search of his own family Manny’s plans take a detour. Can he race to the rescue in time to make it to the party.”

Those of you that are familiar with the show will know that the series features a Hispanic handy man named Manny along with his tools. Spanish words are incorporated in the script to encourage learning, abit like Dora and Diego for those unfamiliar with Handy Manny. J has never really been a huge fan of either but he loves Manny and his tools and (like the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse) I like the lessons about friendship and working together that Handy Manny teaches. For any child these are important lessons to learn and for an ASD child they are especially hard……… so big thumbs up to Manny and his tools for the helping hand.

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This is a great DVD that shows the importance of family and how family doesn’t have to be blood related, most of us know that in today’s world lots of us have “families” made up of friends, I know ours does :) This DVD is probably aimed at preschoolers but J is 5 and loved it………. I think most 5 and 6 year olds would also find Handy Manny entertaining and most parents will be singing along to the various songs on the DVD.

I have a copy of this fantastic DVD to giveaway to one lucky person. To win a copy just comment below telling me what your favourite family get together is………..(When I was a child Christmas was always my favourite) :D

Giveaway closes Wednesday 20th April  ………… Good Luck!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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Well hot diggity dog……… look what we have here! :)  Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD arriving in post = very excited 5 year old!

This DVD contains 5 episodes of the fantastic Mickey Mouse Clubhouse plus a bonus episode of Handy Manny.

As soon as it arrived in the post J insisted on watching it, he watched it from start to finish which is quite impressive, as it’s total running time is approximately 2 hrs!  (great value for money)  He loves the catchy tunes that Mickey and the gang sing and I’m a huge fan of some of the things that they teach J whilst he’s having fun. Lessons such as friendship, teamwork, sharing and problem solving. Although this DVD is probably targeted at preschoolers I’m sure it would still entertain most 5 and 6 year olds, J has now watched it several times. :)

It’s great value for money, entertaining, educational, musical and fun, what more could you ask for? :)

I have a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie’s Masquerade DVD to giveaway to one lucky person. To win a copy of this fab DVD simply leave a comment telling me if you were invited to a fancy dress party, what or who would you go dressed as?

Giveaway closes Monday 18th April

Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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