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Friday, November 19, 2010

Disney's Tangled- Review & Giveaway!

Brief Synopsis:

The long-haired Princess Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but when she falls in love with a bandit who was passing by she must venture into the outside world for the first time to find him.



This movie had an audience full of adults and children laughing throughout the film. This film was well written. I love that this classic tale has come to life on film. Rapunzel is not like the other Disney princesses, she's one tough princess.  The theme throughout this movie that we loved seemed to be that if you follow your heart, you will endure hard times on your journey through life. Our kids had a few moments that were a little scary for the kids 5 and under. But they were overall very satisfied with the movie. I think they have done a great job with the movie, other than the things I have mentioned in this post. On a scale of 1-10, we ranked this film a 9 out of 10. (Ten being our most favorite movie.) Mainly based on the brief scene of mild violence. The 3 D effects were definitely top notch. This film is worth seeing, keeps children entertained and parents too. Take your kids to watch Tangled for Thanksgiving!

Our favorite part of the entire movie....

Disney's Tangled can be seen at theaters near you on November 24th, 2010. (In the U.S.A.)

Be sure to LIKE Disney's Tangled on Facebook! 

Fun Facts:

  •   “Tangled” marks Walt Disney Pictures’ 50th full-length animated feature.
  •       Rapunzel has 70 feet of golden hair and more than 100,000 individual strands.

  • Special software had to be created to simulate movement for the hair, no one had ever animated that much hair before and no leading lady has ever had that much hair before!  

  •  If all the hairs on a single head of hair 12 inches long were laid end-to-end, they would stretch 26 miles. If all the hair on Rapunzel’s head were laid end to end they would stretch for 1,820 miles. 

  • Ten women from the production grew their hair out during the making of the film; ultimately each cut about 10 inches of hair to donate to an organization that makes real-hair wigs for people who’ve lost their hair due to illness.

One of you will win a 
Disney's Tangled Prize Pack!

This giveaway ends November 30th, 2010
Please fill out the form to enter.

Prizes include:

Female fit Rapunzel t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (S, M, L, XL)
- General fit Flynn Rider t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (S, M, L, XL)
- General fit Pascal t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (S, M, L, XL)
- Silly Bandz – set of 4 characters (Rapunzel, Flynn, Pascal, Maximus)

Enter using our new form below, good luck!

Another Great CSN Stores Giveaway!

I am excited about this upcoming opportunity to work with
CSN has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from stylish handbags, to modern furniture and great cookware! I have some ideas in mind for things that we need here at our house. One of those things is some new Bar Furniture for the kitchen island. I absolutely love the variety of  bar stools CSN Stores offers. My review will be hosted on this blog and the giveaway will be hosted on my cooking blog: The Polynesian Kitchen. 

Luvs Sample Pack Giveaway WINNER!



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Speak Tongan

I am Tongan, my husband is Samoan. We absolutely love our cultures and the beauty that is found within them. I can understand most of what is being said in Tongan, but I need to work on speaking Tongan. The kids know a few words in Tongan and Samoan. The languages are similar. Most fluent speaking Tongans can understand Samoan and fluent speaking Samoans can understand Tongan.

Polynesians are blessed with cultures that are rich in traditions. Both of our cultures encourage selflessness, love, and family being the center of life. We are definitely learning to embrace our Polynesian heritage. One of the best ways to strengthen & embrace our heritage is by learning the languages of our ancestors. I am absolutely excited about this new website that I found out about on Facebook. It's called Speak Tongan

Speak Tongan is a fantastic site that is easy to use and features audio lessons. It's a beginners guide to speaking Tongan. Be sure to check out the Speak Tongan Terms section of the site. You can listen to the audio on the site for free, but downloads of the audio cost $5-$10. (Very budget-friendly!)

I hope the administrators and creators come up with a Samoan version of the site too. I know that learning to speak our Polynesian languages will bless our lives and the lives of anyone who wants to enrich their understanding of culture and Polynesian languages.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

30% 0ff at Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic

Receive 30% off at Gap (adult, kids AND baby), Banana Republic and Old Navy ALL WEEKEND. Just click the link, print it off and shop away. Returns are good through January, this coupon cannot be used online.

HERE is the coupon link! Enjoy!

Luvs Sample Pack Giveaway!

Luvs is my diaper of choice. I Luv the quality of Luvs diapers and I also love the mellow scent that Luvs diapers have. I was previously a store brand diaper user and loyal customer. The old store brand changed the quality of their diapers and I went back to buying higher quality diapers. Luvs. I absolutely luv Luvs! Luvs contacted me and told me about their recent diaper design change. Luvs truly does care for the opinions of its customers. From recent feedback, they decided it would be best to change the back sheet on their diapers to a really adorable monkey design. The quality will not be changed.
So what does that mean for you?

Luvs is offering 1 of my readers, scissors a free sample pack SIZE 4 ONLY
of their newly designed diapers!

If you would like to win some free high quality fantastic Luvs diapers-- leave a comment on this post telling me what diapers you currently use.I will chose at random.

THIS contest ends 18th, 2010.

Good luck!                                                                                                                            

Friday, November 5, 2010

Disney's Tangled- Swinging Into Theaters Near You

Walt Disney Pictures presents “Tangled,” one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told.  When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair.  Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. In theaters this holiday season in Disney Digital 3D™, “Tangled” is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair.

Thanks to Disney, we are viewing an advanced screening tonight! Yipee!

I am thrilled to take our kids to the newest Disney Movie -Tangled. We have a great giveaway for some Tangled prizes.

Here's what we'll be giving away, stay tuned for our next review & giveaway post:

Female fit Rapunzel t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (S, M, L, XL)

- General fit Flynn Rider t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (S, M, L, XL)

- General fit Pascal t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (S, M, L, XL)

- Silly Bandz – set of 4 characters (Rapunzel, Flynn, Pascal, Maximus)

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