It’s a Pillow, It’s a Pet, and Now It’s Got a Scent! + Giveaway

Remember Pillow Pets?  They’re those super cute stuffed animals that double as a pillow.  They were a big deal when my daughter was first born, and eight years later, she still keeps her Magical Unicorn on her bed.  It’s easy to see why they’re so popular with the kids:  they’re soft, squishy, and always ready to comfort you whether you need a hug or a nap.

Pillow Pets Logo

Over the years, My Pillow Pets has expanded to include all kinds of fun items, from body pillows to Dream Lites.  (My son can’t go to sleep without his penguin night light!)  While attending Toy Fair last month, I stumbled across a My Pillow Pets product that was new to me:  Sweet Scented Pets.  Maybe you’ve already heard of them, but I was pretty excited about my discovery.

Like regular Pillow Pets, Sweet Scented Pets stuffed animals can be instantly transformed into a pillow with the simple release of a velcro strap.  They make great playtime pals and travel companions, and they’re so soft and cuddly, you’re little one won’t want to let go.  There’s one feature that makes these different though, and I bet you can guess what it is.

Blueberry Muffin Bear

They smell amazing!  Each Sweet Scented Pet has what I’ve been calling a flavor patch, which is a small addition that adds big fun in the form of a subtle but very yummy fragrance.  Their currently available scents include Icepop Penguin, Blueberry Muffin Bear, Cookie Pup, Cotton Candy Unicorn, and more.  Who wouldn’t love a cuddly plush that smells like chocolate chip cookies?

Wondering which of the new scents we decided to try out?  I won’t keep you in suspense any longer.  It was a tough decision, but we went with Popcorn Panda and Milkshake Cow.

Popcorn Panda and Milkshake CowOkay, these guys are a problem for me.  They smell so good…I can’t stop sniffing…and then I get hungry.  Buttery popcorn?  Yum.  Strawberry milkshakes?  Yum.  We’ve got sweet and savory covered with these, and I’m kind of in heaven. But oh yeah–these aren’t for me, are they?  As you can imagine, the kids are in love with their Sweet Scented Pets too.  They’ve been carrying their pets all around the house with them, and they insist on taking them with us whenever we go for a car ride.  They never get tired of squeezing and smelling their new stuffed animals.

Sweet Scented Pillow Pets

My daughter Renee would like to tell you all about Milkshake Cow herself.  (Pay attention and you’ll notice a cameo from her little brother too.)

She gives her smile of approval!

Some good-to-know info about the fragrances used on Sweet Scented Pets:

  • Scents are made in the US
  • Scents are made from earth friendly materials using sustainably harvested trees/cotton
  • Scents are BPA-free and phalate-free
  • Scents are certified by the International Fragrance Association
  • Scents are compliant with USA & EU toy regulations

Sweet Scented Pets are every bit as huggable as you’d expect them to be, and they add a little something extra delicious to play time and cuddle time.  Head over to SweetScentedPets.com to grab one for yourself.  Shipping is free from now until Easter, so it’s the perfect time to buy.

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My Pillow Pets is generously offering Game On Mom readers a chance to win a Popcorn Panda and Milkshake Cow!  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and over.  Ends 4/16/17 at 11:59 PM ET.  Good luck!

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Rogue One is Available on Digital HD, and We Celebrated with a Twitter Battle! #TeamEmpire

Sunday night was a fun time over at the Comeau household.  If you were following us on Twitter, you already know why–it was the evening of our Rogue One Digital viewing event! Disney Home Entertainment sent us a package full of goodies to help us get our party started.

Rogue One Digital Viewing Party

Using our new Roku streaming stick, we were able to add Rogue One to our Disney Movies Anywhere collection and watch it on Digital HD along with other fans.  To add to the excitement, we participated in a Twitter party where the Rebel Alliance battled against the Galactic Empire.  We were on #TeamEmpire!

Enlist Now! #TeamEmpire

As you can imagine, there was plenty of banter, and the discussion covered everything from quotes to cupcakes.  Enthusiasm for their causes abounded on both sides, but if there was one thing #TeamEmpire and #TeamRebel agreed on, it was that K-2SO is pretty awesome:

 

They did such a good job with him–don’t you think?

Movies are always more fun when you can experience them with other fans, and our Twitter battle was the perfect way for everyone to connect while we watched Rogue One together.  It was every bit as fun to see it on Digital HD as it was in the theaters, and it’s so convenient to be able to watch it on any of my devices where and when ever I like.  Plus we still had access to some great bonus features:

  • A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.
  • Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
  • Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance, and passion.
  • K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
  • Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
  • Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
  • The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
  • Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.
  • The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of “Star Wars: A New Hope” – as well as one of her most memorable foes­ – back to the screen.
  • Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.
  • Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect “Rogue One” to the Star Wars

Good bonus features bring so much more value to owning a movie, and these did not disappoint.  If I had to pick a favorite, I’d go with “The Empire”…mostly because it features you-know-who, and to me, he is Star Wars.  Maybe Darth Vader shouldn’t give me warm fuzzy feelings, but

Oh, and you might be wondering who won the Twitter battle.  #TeamRebel triumphed this time, but you can’t say #TeamEmpire didn’t put up a good fight!

Rogue One: Team Empire

On the off chance you don’t know about the movie already, a little info on Rogue One:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.  “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opened in US theaters on December 16, 2016.

Rogue One

I have been a Star Wars fan since I was a very little girl, and I’m always nervous when they come out with new movies, but Rogue One exceeded my expectations.  It answers some important questions from the original Star Wars movie, but it’s amazing all on its own.  If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t wait.  If you have seen it already, watch it again.  It only gets better!

Rogue One is available right now on Digital HD and will be coming out on Blu-ray April 4th.


Sunny Spring Days Giveaway

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We are celebrating Spring with this fun Sunny Spring Days giveaway for families! Coordinated by Mommy Scene and sponsored by the participating brands, this fun giveaway has something for everyone! One lucky winner will receive all of these awesome prizes when the giveaway ends 4/14/17.  [Read more…]


Sing Auditions, Special Features, & a Chance to Win the Musical Comedy of the Year

My family and I saw Sing just before it left the theaters.  My kids had been begging me to take them to see it, and even though I wasn’t sure it was the kind of movie I wanted to spend crazy ticket prices for, I eventually gave in.  To be honest, it reminded me of those ridiculous reality shows that I could never stand to watch, and I was sure I’d be sitting through 2 hours of terrible, recent top 40 nonsense.  Well, let me tell you how very mistaken I was.  I came out of that movie singing as loudly as the kids did.  (Maybe more.)  We received a complimentary copy of Sing for our family movie night on Sunday, and it was even more fun the second time around.

SING Movie

For those who haven’t yet seen it yet, a quick recap:
The Sing movie is the work of Illumination Entertainment, the studio that brought us Despicable Me, Minions, and The Secret Life of Pets.  In it, we follow koala Buster Moon as he attempts to save his crumbling theater by putting on the world’s greatest singing competition.  There are some ups and downs throughout the contest, but the characters overcome every obstacle and come out stronger in the end.  You’re afforded plenty of opportunities to laugh and sing, and I especially love that the movie features songs from a wide variety of genres.  It’s full of big names, but don’t buy it because of that.  Buy Sing because it’s great family fun and the kind of movie that gets better every time you watch it.

Sing Movie Special Edition

And you can grab your own copy starting now!  The Sing Special Edition on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD was released on March 21st, and it’s packed full of extra features.  In preparation for her very own Sing audition, my daughter has watched the included lyric video for the original song “Set It All Free” about a thousand times.  She’s sure that she wants to be a singer when she grows up and is so very excited (and a little nervous) about sharing her performance with you:

 

That’s my baby!  I’m pretty proud of that cutie pie, but back to business…

There are tons of other interesting bonuses like character profiles and more music videos, but we’ve been getting the most use out of the 3 mini movies.  Whether you’re watching Eddie’s experience with his life coach, Gunter babysitting, or Miss Crawly’s adventures in online dating, you will be rolling with laughter.

Sing Mini Movies

The fun didn’t end there for us.  We were sent a Sing backdrop, and the kids have been having the best time posing with it.  It’s been kind of like a real life bonus feature.

Sing Movie Night Fun

Sing really is the musical comedy of the year!  We’ve had the DVD for a few days now, and the kids having been watching nothing but the whole movie or one of the extras.  My personal favorite is “The Best of Gunter”, and I think it’s worth owning the DVD just for that.  Piggy Power!

To learn more about Sing, visit the official website at http://www.SingMovie.com and be sure to check out their FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages.

Ready to find the music that lives inside you?  Grab your copy of the Sing Special Edition today!
We’ve also got a chance for you to win your own copy of Sing on Blu-ray!  Just enter via the Giveaway Tools form below.  Open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 4/6/17 at 11:59 PM ET.   Good luck!
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It’s Springtime at Bonefish Grill Again, and They’ve Got Chocolate!

Thank you to Bonefish Grill for providing gift cards to allow us to share our experience with our followers.

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Bonefish Grill, so we thought we’d give you an update on some specials they have for the spring season!

Bonefish Grill Logo

Their regular menu is always a safe bet, but Bonefish is so good at coming up with interesting and delicious seasonal items, and we never miss a chance to try them out.  (If that happens to afford me an opportunity to have my favorite bread and pesto dipping oil, so be it.)

First up for this trip were the Georges Bank Scallops:

Bonefish Grill Georges Bay Scallops

Bonefish Grill gets these beauties off the coast of New England–apparently, that’s considered “scallop paradise”.  These scallops are grilled, served over a creamy parmesan risotto, and topped with Applewood bacon.  A side of their fresh green beans completes this delectable meal.

Also featured on their new seasonal menu is the Cedar Plank Norwegian Salmon:

Bonefish Grill Cedar Plank Norwegian Salmon

As the name indicates, the salmon is roasted on a cedar plank.  For an amazing sweet and savory flavor, they top this with a honey and Dijon glaze.  Jasmin rice is served on the side along with a vegetable medley of fresh asparagus, button mushrooms, pearl onions, and peas.

This one is part of their standard menu, but I always try to show something for those who aren’t into seafood:

Bonefish Grill 8 oz. Filet Mignon

You can’t go wrong with a Filet Mignon–tender, perfectly seasoned, and delicious.  My mouth is watering right now just remembering it.  Forgive me for not being more experimental with my choice of sides, but I find it impossible to not order their au gratin potatoes.  They’re just too good to pass up.

We don’t always get dessert, but when I saw the Chocolate Creme Brulee on the menu, I didn’t hesitate to order it: [Read more…]