The Other Side Of The Door

Maria (Sarah Wayne Callies) becomes consumed with guilt after losing her son Oliver (Logan Creran) in a tragic accident. She learns about a remote Hindu temple where visitors can communicate with the dead to say goodbye for the last time. The grieving mother disobeys a dire warning to never open the ancient door that serves as a mysterious portal. Her failure to follow the rules causes Oliver's restless spirit to return home and haunt the rest of his family (Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky).


I was really excited when this movie came up as one to review. I had seen trailers for it and was really excited to finally get to watch it. My husband, eldest daughter and I sat down last night to watch the movie together after the little three went to sleep. It's a "scary" movie so of course my daughter spent most of it cuddled up next to her dad in anticipation of what scary thing was going to happen next.... and it's not really scary, she's just a scaredy-cat.

I spent the whole movie talking to the television and wondering why she was doing what she was doing. We've all watched the movies where we sit there and yell at the characters "DON'T DO THAT" and they never listen. Why don't they listen? I found the movie very predictable, which was rather disappointing. I wish I had more of the experience that my daughter had. The "edge of your seat" anticipation of what's going to happen next. I would have loved that feel. Sadly, I guess my age is catching up to me and I'm just not as easily scared as I once was. I mean, I watch Stephen King movies as a child and loved the scare factor, I watch them now and wonder why.

As a whole, even though I was disappointed that it wasn't scary and was predictable, I really did like the movie. Maybe different actors may have helped, I'm not sure but this one just didn't have the awesome factor that I like. My husband on the other hand really enjoyed the movie, when it was over he said he really liked it. My daughter, on the other hand, I'm not sure how much she saw through her dad's shoulder haha. I found it quite funny that every time the movie changed music and things got quite you could hear "What's happening?" in a muffled voice from behind daddy's back. All in all, I'd say we each enjoyed the movie for different reasons and definitely enjoyed the time together watching it.

 ~~I received access to the movie mentioned above for free in exchange for an honest written review of my opinion. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers~~

DHX Television Fall Programming Highlights

DHX Television Fall Programming Highlights
Tuesday, September 6 to Sunday, September 11, 2016

- Family Channel heads back to the halls of Keaton with the return of Backstage, September 9 -
- The Deep returns to Family CHRGD with all new adventures beginning September 6 -
-  Angela Kinsey guest stars on a new episode of Yo Gabba Gabba! on Family Jr.September 10 -
- Miles springs a not-so-subtle surprise on Tristan on F2N’s Degrassi: Next Class, September 6 -
Below is a chronological listing of detailed program highlights for September 6-11. All programming is subject to change. 

All times ET/PT

Tuesday, September 6
The X Factor UK – “Audition 4” – New Episode – 7 p.m.
The next set of hopefuls audition in front of the judges hoping to impress and make it through to the next stage of the competition.

Gilmore Girls – “Face-Off” – New Episode – 9 p.m. **F2N Block**
Tired of waiting for Jess to call and make plans for the weekend, Rory accompanies Lane to a hockey game where she encounters Dean and his new girlfriend. Meanwhile, Lorelai confronts Jess about his poor treatment of Rory and Emily walks in on Gran kissing a man.

Degrassi: Next Class – “#RiseAndGrind” – New Episode – 9:45 p.m. **F2N Block**
Miles realizes that Tristan’s insecure about being a virgin and thinks he can help by springing a surprise on him. Meanwhile, Maya asks Vijay to take down his cover of her song, which causes his fans to blow up at her.

Third Wheel – “Dirty Dancing” – New Episode – 10:30 p.m. **F2N Block**
Hunter March and Lauren Elizabeth host blind dates from inside their car and play “Blowin’ Bubbles” and “Noseaerobics” with their guests.

Wednesday, September 7
Gilmore Girls – “The Big One” – New Episode – 9 p.m. **F2N Block**
While nervously waiting for their college acceptance letters to arrive, Rory and Paris compete to give a speech at Chilton Academy’s bicentennial celebration. Meanwhile, Sookie’s strange behaviour has a surprising explanation.

Thursday, September 8
We Are Savvy – “Damage Control” – New Episode – 7 p.m.
When Savvy has its first taste of online trolling, Tehya has to stop Spencer from responding by distracting her with cute cat videos and finger knitting. Meanwhile, Sarah takes a creative approach to blowing off steam with an epic beat-boxing sesh and a round of bubble soccer.

Mako Mermaids – “Where’s The On Button” – New Episode – 7:30 p.m.
The Trident is every bit as powerful as Zac imagined but he can’t get it to work! He wonders if the Trident needs to be activated by moonlight and breaks into Rita’s secret grotto.

Gilmore Girls – “A Tale of Poes and Fire”– New Episode – 9 p.m. **F2N Block**
When the Inn experiences a minor fire, Lorelai must find rooms for the guests of the Independence Inn at various homes around town. Meanwhile, Rory makes an extensive list of positives and negatives when trying to decide amongst Harvard, Yale and Princeton.

Friday, September 9
Taking the Next Step – “National Auditions Part 3” – New Episode – 7 p.m.
The 12 remaining dancers must face their toughest challenge yet and perform a solo dance to impress the judges at Nationals. Only six dancers will survive the cut and make the trip to Canada to continue their auditions on The Next Step set.

Backstage – “Restart” – Mid-Season Premiere – 7:30 p.m.
School is back in session, but nothing is what it was before the break. New musical partnerships, changing dynamics in the dance stream and missing faces in the halls have all of Keaton’s students coping to adjust.

Black Beauty – Feature Film – Network Premiere – 8 p.m.
When Black Beauty (voiced by Alan Cumming, The Good Wife) is forced to work as a taxi horse in the city, he must fight through thrilling hardships and triumphs to find himself back in the care of loving owners.

Sixteen Candles – Friday Night Movie – 10 p.m. **F2N Block**
A young girl’s (Molly Ringwald, Raising Expectations) “sweet sixteenth” birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Saturday, September 10
Full Out – Saturday Afternoon Movie – 4 p.m.
A young gymnast’s (Ana Golja, Degrassi: Next Class) Olympic dreams are crushed when she suffers a debilitating injury.
All times ET only

Tuesday, September 6
Turbo FAST – “Curse of the Cicadas/Beat a Fajita” – New Episode – 5:30 p.m.
The snails accidentally wake a group of cicadas from their hibernation and after the bugs begin eating the town’s food supply, the snails go to extreme measures to rid the city of the pests. Then, a celebrity chef steals Tito’s taco recipe and challenges the crew to a race against his own group of racing snails.

The Deep – “Bad Luck Fish” – New Episode – 6 p.m.
Someone is responsible for wrecking Dolos’ boat, sinking the Aronnax and placing the Rover in deadly jeopardy. Fontaine believes that a fish is behind the mischief and it’s up to her to solve the problem and get everything back to normal.

Thunderbirds Are Go – “Under Pressure” – New Episode – 6:30 p.m.
Lady Penelope, Parker and Gordon must rescue the lone crewmember inside a malfunctioning underwater extraction platform.

Saturday, September 10
The Adventures of Figaro Pho – “Fear of Everything/Fear of Being Weak/Fear of Growing Old” –
New Episode – 8 a.m.
On a particularly fearful day, Figaro confronts what seems like an endless array of terrors. Then, Figaro becomes convinced that he is the weakest person in the world and is eager to become strong as quickly as possible. Later, when Figaro wakes up with an old man’s cough and a sore back, he becomes terrified that he has significantly aged.

Rio – Feature Film – Network Premiere – 6 p.m.
When Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg, Now You See Me), a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway, The Intern), he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams.

Bear Grylls’ Survival School – Season Finale – 8 p.m.
The campers have been airlifted by helicopter into the Welsh mountains for a gruelling final exercise. After a night out alone they are hungry and exhausted but it will take great determination to navigate their way to safety.

Sunday, September 11
The Adventures of Figaro Pho – “Fear of Unfamiliar Toilets/Fear of Duplication/Fear of Hiccups” –
New Episode – 8 a.m.
When Figaro’s toilet breaks, he has no choice but to face his fear and find somewhere else to go to the bathroom. Then, Figaro accidentally clones himself and the second Figaro causes major chaos. Later, Figaro is chiselling a statue when he is suddenly cursed with an incurable case of the hiccups.

What Parents Don’t Know – New Episode – 4 p.m.
In this hilarious episode, kids put their parents to the test with a special game of “Cereal Quiz.”
All times ET only

Saturday, September 10
Yo Gabba Gabba! – “School” – Season 3 Premiere – 3 p.m.
Brobee and Toodee discover there is no reason to be afraid of going to school when Miss Angela teaches them fun and new things. Actor Angela Kinsey (The Office), the rock band The Faint and composer Mark Mothersbaugh guest star.

My Meatballs Got Away...

Hey, everyone!

How have you all been?

I know when I came back at the end of last year I said I was going to be much more active, and I didn't. But there is a reason, a good one I think. Have you ever heard that expression... oh, what is it?... you know the one... Something about having too much on your plate! Well, I don't remember the exact way that the expression goes but it seems to me that when you're plate is already super full and you get the brainy idea that you don't have enough going on so you just add more and more until one day all of your meatballs go tumbling down to the floor. HAHAHA That reminds me of a song...
Yep, that's the song.

Anyway, so I guess I jumped ahead of myself when I first said I was coming back. Switching everything here from the years prior has been very time consuming but I'm getting there. I will eventually have everything back here in one place. I guess that overwhelmed me a little and I was spending so much time just transferring from one blog to the other that I got frustrated with myself that I was doing all of the great new posts that I could have been doing. No, this is not an excuse, I'm just letting you know that I'm human and someone sneezed and made my meatballs all go tumbling down to the floor. I have been spending the past 8 months trying to get everything in order again.

I haven't had much time to sleep let alone do anything that I could review, but that's all going to change. I am going to try to post frequently over the next couple of weeks and then once the four little monsters are gone back to school I will make a point to schedule in some day time with my review blog here. Hopefully some of you are still out there and have been hoping I'd get my act together eventually. I have definitely missed hearing from everyone and sharing my stories with you. I'm excited to be getting back into reviewing and blogging again. I'm going to take it slowly at first so that I don't get overwhelmed but I miss you all and I can't wait to hear what's been going on with you.

Have a great day everyone!

Art Therapy ~Giveaway~ Ends September 16th

This giveaway comes to you straight from Payette Custom Creations, you'll need to follow the link to the store's blog in order to enter the actual giveaway, for those interested in unwinding with some adult coloring this might be the perfect giveaway for you... It's a gift that gives. Maybe you like the idea of personalized cards? Well, what gets more personal than hours spent coloring a card to give to a loved one? This giveaway just keeps giving! Enter today for your chance to win this awesome prize. Also, there are EIGHT, that's right 8 different packs that will be given away. I haven't shared all of the photos from the original post but you can see them all for yourself when you head over to enter the giveaway!  Good luck everyone.

From their website:

Has anyone noticed that "Art Therapy" seems to be an exciting thing right now? I personally have always enjoyed coloring, ever since I was a young girl and although growing up I never really saw it as being therapeutic, I definitely see that now. Nowadays you have posters and pictures, coloring books and so much more that are geared towards adults, and yes there are still many for children too.
Our oldest two daughters actually gave each other big posters last year for Christmas, it was kind of funny actually, they did pick different posters but it was still funny. So, I decided that Payette Custom Creations is going to be getting some stock in that will include some Art Therapy Greeting Cards, Washi Tape, and Tags... How exciting!! I mean I know I'm very excited.

I'm pretty excited to bring these to the store because I know that I get the urge some times to sit back and relax, in the tub with candles, okay well maybe not. My four wouldn't let me be alone long enough to have a bath, 5 minutes in the shower is more than enough for mommy... Anyone else run into this issue with children? I thought they were supposed to grow out of it eventually but it doesn't look like that's going to happen anytime soon in my house.... So, my relaxing comes in the form of sitting on the front deck after the children have all gone to sleep and I just get to take in the cool August night. The sun setting, the smell of brisk air. That's exactly where I love to spend my nights, and definitely how I like to relax, just me and the nice breeze. Especially lately, we've been having some pretty hot days these past two weeks or so. So, that's my relaxation time. Sometimes I will doodle, I always loved to draw. And other times I'll get right back to work... how about you? How do you like to relax? Leave a comment below letting me know, it counts as one entry into this awesome giveaway...

These items will all be in stock by Mid-September but I thought I would offer a giveaway for some of these exciting new items. I will give away 8 different random packs, sorry you don't get to choose. Each giveaway pack will include one (1) random pack of greeting cards, one (1) random pack of tags and one (1) random washi tape roll. Each Art Therapy Pack is valued just over $7.00 Canadian.

Good luck to everyone who enters
:) Happy Crafting!

  Giveaway Post HERE