"I love you to the moon and back" Nightlight Giveaway

Silkki's Kountry Krafts is giving away this beautiful "I love you to the moon and back" nigthlight just in time for Christmas. This nightlight would make a wonderful stocking stuffer. Great for the nursery, a child's bedroom, in the hallway, bathroom... anywhere you can think of it.

This Giveaway ends on December 1st at 12 am. It's open worldwide.

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Good day everyone, This is not a review, this is not a giveaway, it's not even a media announcement, this is a plea from the bottom of my heart to obtain help with something that I think is very important.  Something I believe will change the world for one family.  But most importantly, I believe this will change the world for one beautiful little girl.  All I'm asking from you today is to open up your hearts and read this post in it's entirety.  If you donate to this family or not it will not have any effect on myself whatsoever.  From the bottom of my heart I hope that as a world destined for greatness, as communities trying to do better things for the world and for each other, I pray that you will check your finances and see if you might be able to help, even a little bit.  Please feel free to email me if you'd like to help or the many options available throughout this post.  Thank you in advance.  (If you follow one of my other websites the rest is the same).....

As most of you know, the Military community is a large part of my life, how could it not be.  Although I am one of those "strong" women who likes to do it on my own; you say strong, I say crazy.  I don't ask for help, I stand on the sidelines and cheer everyone else on because I know what it's like and it's not a burden we should bare alone.  I do what I can to help those close, and afar.  Whether it's a quick text to my friend in NS to say "how are you doing?"  Or a Facebook message to say "I know you can do this, You're an amazing woman!"  Anything to boost the level of esteem and get them back on the positive track.  That's where we all belong and should be.  All the while I remain my best support for myself as well.  No one really understands, I've said it many times before and will many times again I'm sure.  Well, this is my 9 or 10th deployment, I found out recently that a deployment is any time away that is more than 29 days, whether it's training or being gone off to war.  So, wow, I've done this at least nine times on my own with four children.  I have struggled to help my children and guide them through the most difficult times of our lives so far.  It's hard to say it gets better, it gets easier.  It doesn't, it truly doesn't.  We just get stronger, and more resilient.  There is no part of this life that is easy.

  So, with Sailor G being gone once more, deployed for almost 6 months, I spend a lot more time browsing the Military Facebook pages to see "who needs my help today"... of course these people don't really NEED me, I'm sure my little encouraging words aren't changing the world, but they are making someone's day brighter and that is more wonderful than anything in the world.  When I am feeling alone and low, that is the time that I really enjoy reaching out to help others. I makes me feel awesome, gives me something to do other than worrying about my husband's ship, what he's doing, where he is, if he's okay.... the thoughts go on and on.  I decided to check out the page for my local ladies last week and to my surprise there was a fundraiser, I like fundraisers I really love to help people obtain their goals.  But we are not well off people, as you know, we are like everyone else just scrapping the bottom of the barrel hoping to make it through the month without going further in debt.  Sadly (but not sadly), I am an impulsive person when it comes to helping others.  There is a page on Facebook, I encourage you all to "like" it, please like it.  It's called Paws4Molly Molly is the cutest little girl.  There are so many fundraisers going on right now for this little girl.  So many fundraisers because this little girl needs a Service Dog, do you know how much a Service Dog costs?  $18,000 is what this family needs to get this little girl the dog that she desperately needs.  If you have ever met a Military Family then you know they move around a lot, they have a lot of special qualities on a regular day, but then there is Molly.  I have never met this little girl in person.  I have met her neighbor, her neighbor who posted a "free sandbox" on Facebook. Her neighbor is running an online Auction and it's going to be fantastic from what I've heard the prizes are so far.  I have tried to contact as many local people that I can think of who have a product or service they my be willing to provide for this auction.  If you're reading this and you own your own business, would you consider donating please?  If you have an online store maybe you could donate a gift certificate?  Anything helps.

Maybe you don't have an online store, or physical store, maybe you're just someone with a big heart that has an extra $5 they can spare??  Any little bit helps, I do not know how much has been saved so far for this Service Dog, I know they have a gofundme account, I also know those take away from the donated money, which I don't think is right.  You're donating $10 to a cause you're whole $10 so go to that cause, but that's another rant for another time.  This post is all about Molly and her family's need to raise $18,000.
  Did you know that if three thousand six hundred people all donated just $5 they would have that goal.  Did you know that is the population of a little hamlet?  Not a lot of people need to donate to reach this goal.  Even a small town donating just $1 would reach their goal, but since there is now little village of 18,000 people standing in line to donate $1 maybe we all could donate some.  Please consider donating to this fund.  If you had any extra money to spare wouldn't you want it to go to helping a very beautiful little girl?   I donated $50 the day I picked up my "free sandbox" and I didn't even need a sandbox, I mean I need a sandbox but could have gone without.  I'm very happy that I went in that day, I had only planned on giving $20 but, as I mentioned before, my impulse kicked in and I handed over a nice new $50 that I had been saving for the purchase of my miniature horse.  I know $50 is just a small amount in the larger picture of what this family needs (to us it's a huge amount hehe) but it helps Molly.  Every bit helps Molly; big or small.  These are the days that I wish I could just win the lottery and have some money in the bank to donate to things like this.

Raising a Military family is difficult enough but to have a child who needs stability while traveling across the country, across the world even, that has got to be tough on this family.  I can't even imagine how it must feel for Molly when she's a little older, to pick up and leave everything that is comfortable.  This little girl needs something to love, that will love her back, other than her family.  I have heard so many great things about service dogs and believe they work wonders for people who need them.  There is a little girl right now, in my neighborhood, in my Military Family, who needs this more than anything.  Right now she needs to have the comfort, the strength to go through life knowing that this dog will always be there for her.

  These dogs are amazing companions, well trained to help ease the stress and provide comfort for their handlers.  Molly needs this dog.  #Paws4Molly is looking for donations today and you can help!  If you would like to donate to Molly's fund please do so, head over to their Facebook page and offer to donate today.  Go to the Online Auction next month and bid on some things (Good Luck) I will post about that when the time comes.  The gofundme page is also another way, if you would like to Donate through my website with your paypal or credit card that's available as well.  All funds sent to me will go to Molly's family to get them the Service Dog they dream of.  This is a goal, a selfless goal, this family has set to make their daughter's life better, to enable her to participate in life as she deserves to.  It's going to be a tough road for this little girl, not that it hasn't already been, and she deserves the love of a companion who is their FOR her as this dog will be.  These dogs are specially trained to do a job, and from what I have learned Molly would benefit greatly from the blessings of being able to have one of these dogs in her life.  Please help if you can.

I want to leave you with a letter that Molly's Mom wrote to me when I asked for a little background on this little girl....  Thank you and God Bless each and every one of you.....

"Hi Sally,
I’ll tell you a bit about Molly and if there’s anything missing that you wanted to know about her, please feel free to ask.
Molly was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome and hypotonia (low muscle tone).  She had a lot of feeding difficulties from the start, and on her first day of life, they had to insert an NG (nasogastric) tube to ensure she was consuming enough milk.  We’d try nursing or bottle feeding, but she just couldn’t do it.  She spent her first 16 days in the NICU, and that is where my husband and I learned how to feed her via her NG tube.
We brought her home and within weeks, she was also diagnosed with reflux for which she was put on medication.  She remains on that medication to this day.  Having the NG tube on her face was very inconvenient for her (and us) and it delayed her physical development.  We also blamed the NG tube for the daily bouts of projectile vomiting she had.
She started speaking around 13 months old.  Her first (and only) word, was Ma-ma-ma.  I loved it.  She started sitting up unassisted at 14 months old.  At 17 months old, she had surgery for her G-tube, which she still has to this day.  Unfortunately, the daily projectile vomiting did not go away once the NG tube was gone, so I started searching for a solution.  I found one, in the form of a blended diet.  At 23 months of age, we transitioned Molly to a blended diet of ‘real’ food.  It changed her life (and ours).  Her projectile vomiting went away the very day we took her off of formula, and it has never returned.  Molly is now fed four times a day via her G-tube.  She gets the same food as we eat, except I blend it first in our blender, then pour it through a strainer to ensure there are no lumps that could clog her G-tube.  She cannot eat anything by mouth.  It causes her reflux to act up, and we believe she also dislikes the textures in her mouth.
Around the time of Molly’s G-tube surgery, I realized she had stopped saying Ma-ma-ma.  She also spent a lot of time staring up at lights and flapping her hands in the air.  She had also stopped making eye contact.  I brought up my concerns with our pediatrician.  I told her that I felt Molly was showing signs of autism.  We were in a ‘watch and wait’ pattern for a while, but finally this past January, Molly received her official diagnosis of autism.
As a military family, we know we are going to be moving around a lot, and it is going to be very stressful for Molly and us each time we have to move to a new place and start her at a new school and train them on her feeding and all of her needs.  A service dog is going to be a constant companion to Molly.  The dog will be allowed access to all public places, be it her school, her doctor’s office or hospital visits.  It will be wonderful for her to have this constant friend at her side each time she has to start at a new school.  Her dog will be trained to do things such as pressing the button on the exterior of a building to open it and acting as a barrier between her and the public if she gets stressed.  The dog will also be trained to sense when she is getting upset and will place firm but gentle pressure on her legs to calm her, as pressure is very calming to Molly."

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron - Good Morning America Takeover Photos

Avengers Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk) and Jeremy Renner (Hawk Eye) takeover Time Square on Good Morning America, April 24, 2015 in support of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, in theatres Friday, May 1
MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will hit theatres May 1!

Genre:                                    Action-Adventure
Release date:                         May 1, 2015
Running Time:                       141 min.      
Cast:                                       Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård with James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Writer/Director:                    Joss Whedon
Producer:                               Kevin Feige, p.g.a.
Executive Producers:             Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

DisneyNature Monkey Kingdom

Disneynature's big-screen adventure "Monkey Kingdon" supports Conservation International and its efforts to protect monkeys and endangered species across Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Indonesia

BURBANK, Calif. (April 24, 2015) – Thanks to support from moviegoers nationwide, Disneynature and Conservation International are pleased to announce the results of their conservation initiative tied to the new movie “Monkey Kingdom,” in theatres now. As part of the program, Disneynature committed a portion of opening week ticket sales (April 17-23, 2015) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund in support of conservation projects in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Indonesia, including:
·  Programs working across 1 million acres of some of the world’s most biologically diverse ecosystems
·  Protection of important habitats for thousands of species, including 29 different types of primates and other wildlife such as Asian elephants, Javan leopards, sun bears and the giant ibis
·  Planting thousands of trees to create a “green wall” that protects two major national parks and a watershed that provides fresh water to more than 30 million people
·  Educating visitors, community members and school children about the importance of local conservation of nearby endangered habitat
·  Ranger training and patrols to monitor and protect 185 acres of endangered forests
·  Operation of a gibbon rescue-and-rehabilitation center
“Disneynature’s films help the audience care about and understand nature,” said Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO of Conservation International. “That alone is an incredibly important contribution to conservation. But Disneynature does more than tell a powerful, emotional story. It is committed to supporting programs in the field that directly benefit at-risk ecosystems, as well as the animals and people that depend upon them. This kind of support helps organizations like Conservation International create lasting impact on the ground.”
“Disneynature films are created to entertain and engage audiences while contributing in a meaningful way to the planet, and Monkey Kingdom succeeds in both,” said Paul Baribault, Vice President, Marketing, The Walt Disney Studios. “With these films, Disney is proud to support the work of leading organizations like Conservation International in preserving our natural world for future generations.”
To learn more about the work Disneynature is supporting with Conservation International HERE

About The Movie
Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colourful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighbouring monkeys, Maya's whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.
Featuring a rich variety of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards and monitor lizards, “Monkey Kingdom” is narrated by Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), directed by Mark Linfield (“Chimpanzee,” “Earth”) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Chimpanzee,” “Bears”). With music from award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams ("The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," “Shrek” movies), Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure—the follow-up to 2014’s “Bears”—swings into theatres April 17, 2015.

About DisneyNature
Disneynature was launched in April 2008. Its mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. The first five Disneynature films, “Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats,” “Chimpanzee,” and “Bears” are five of the top six highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Chimpanzee” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Disneynature’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and the films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening-week attendance for all five films, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has planted three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, cared for chimpanzees, educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation and funded research and restoration grants in U.S. National Parks, supporting conservation projects across U.S. National Parks and protecting endangered species. For more information about Disneynature, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

About Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF)
For 20 years, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has worked to save species and habitats and to connect kids to the wonder of nature.  To date, DWCF has granted more than $27 million to support conservation programs in 114 countries.  DWCF is a Disney initiative to conserve nature for future generations and is not a US 501(c)(3) public charity. More information about DWCF's efforts for wildlife, wild places and the people linked to their survival is available HERE

About Conservation International
Since 1987, Conservation International has been working to improve human well-being through the care of nature. With the guiding principle that nature doesn't need people, but people need nature for food, water, health and livelihoods—CI works with more than 1,000 partners around the world to ensure a healthy, more prosperous planet that supports the well-being of people. Learn more about CI and the "Nature Is Speaking" campaign, and follow CI's work on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

~~Giveaway~~ Silkki's 'member Me Bear

Silkki's Kountry Krafts has met the 250 fans mark on Facebook and has decided to giveaway a very special prize.
Silkki's 'member Me Bears are wonderful keepsakes that will remind you of those wonderful years when your baby needed you most, toddler years, school sporting events, weddings, any time that holds a special place in your heart that you want to remember over and over again.

Instead of leaving that sleeper in the closet never to look at again, why not turn it into a beautiful, one of a kind teddy bear?  Silkki's 'member Me Bears will be a wonderful addition to your child's room, or your room?!  I can't keep all the beautiful clothing that my children had when they were little so they have been heading out to the workshop at Silkki's Kountry Krafts to be turned into beautiful teddy bears that my children can play with, love, cuddle, and keep forever.  They are one of a kind, even with the same material the print is never the same on each because it falls in different places.

Silkki's 'member Me Bears regularly start at $60 Canadian.  They are made with or without button eyes and can have a name and/or date added to the chest/tummy.  This covers return postage back to the purchaser.  All you have to do is slide your favorite outfit(s) into a padded envelope or a box and mail them to Silkki's Kountry Krafts in Ontario, Canada.  Upon receipt of your items Sally gets to work making your bear.  Then ships it back to you.  You are updated on arrival of your items, on when they are being send back to you in the mail and then you get a tracking number so you can watch your parcel in motion as it's on it's way to you.
But right now and until April 1st at 12 am you have the chance to win one of these beautiful bears for FREE.   You are required to pay shipping to send your items TO Sally but everything else is covered in the giveaway.  This is open worldwide so anyone has the chance to win.

If you're interested in one of these beautiful Bears enter below.  Leave a comment letting me know what kind of bear you'll be praying to win.  Will it be a sports bear, a baby bear, a wedding bear, anniversary, Grandparent reminder??  Will it be a gift for Mother's Day for a lucky lady in your life? Will you keep it yourself?  I'm so curious to know who and what kind of bears people are thinking of having made.  Good luck everyone.  Remember to stop back and find out who won!!

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I need your opinion everyone...

As you all know I had moved to another hosting site for a little over a year.  I'm slowly bringing things over here to this website but I'm not sure if I should continue... Am I wasting my time?  Does anyone care to read what I've done since December 2013?  Will you go back in time to read them?  I have been copying and pasting, just making sure to date stamp them for when they were really written but I don't know.  Should I move over all my reviews, all of my giveaways (obviously they are all closed now) and all the media announcements(which are all old news now)?  I don't want to deprive you of my opinions if there is a post you didn't read while I was on the other website, it was so confusing and a pain in the but that it really wouldn't surprise me if people didn't follow me there.  Please give me your opinion, should I keep posting everything?  Will you read it? Comment below and let me know if you have any interest in those things from the past, or should I just delete the old website and move forward with reviews, giveaways and media announcements coming in the future?  Let me know your thoughts!!

I'm back....

Good day everyone.  I am back.  It has been a little over a year now, a year and close to four months to be exact.  So much has happened for us. We were finally able to buy a house, we applied to be foster parents.  So much to go on about but not enough time right now.  I'm so thrilled I finally got this website to work again, it took a little while I couldn't get it to stop redirecting to yola.com even after I deleted the connection.  It was getting very frustrating.  At first I thought I would love yola.com, thought it would be perfect to wrap everything all in one.  But in the past year I have become so frustrated with the host that I was ready just to give up on blogging all together.  Instead, I turned back the clock and came back here.  I love blogger.com.  It is a very user friendly site.  I couldn't get anything to work properly for blogging purposes at Yola.com.  They have it set up so the landing page cannot be a blog which really sucked.  Maybe one day I will go back, but for now I'm here.  Enjoying my easy blog platform.  I will catch you all up on things very shortly, but for now I need to get dinner ready.  :)  It feels so good to be back here.  I hope to get you all caught up soon.  Take care.


DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox are pleased to share a NEW lyric video for “Feel the Light” by Jennifer Lopez, for the upcoming animation HOME! Featuring Jennifer Lopez and members of HOME's star studded cast including Rihanna and Jim Parsons, the new video gives you a sneak peak at the heartwarming and inspirational journey, that hits theaters everywhere on March 27!

Release: March 27, 2015, in 3D
Director: Tim Johnson
Screenplay:  based upon the novel The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
Producers: Chris Jenkins, Suzanne Buirgy
Cast: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez

When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.

Little Boy In Theaters April 24, 2015

In theaters on April 24, 2015, this heartwarming and inspirational story follows a 7-year old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II to bring his father home. LITTLE BOY is a moviegoing experience for all ages, sure to lift your spirits and show you that with faith, hope and love anything is possible!

LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son. Set in the 1940s, LITTLE BOY is an instant cinematic classic that captures the wonder of life through the eyes of a 7- year-old little boy. Written and directed by Smithsonian Institute Award winning director Alejandro Monteverde, LITTLE BOY highlights themes of faith, hope and love in the face of adversity.

A moviegoing experience for all ages, LITTLE BOY features an all-star cast/crew including Oscar® nominated actors Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson as well as Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Eduardo Verastegui and newcomer Jakob Salvati (the seven-year-old lead actor who delivered an extraordinary, Oscar caliber performance). The film is directed by Smithsonian Institute Award winning director Alejandro Monteverde (BELLA) from a screenplay by Monteverde and Pepe Portillo. Executive produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (Son of God, upcoming NBC series A.D. and Paramount’s remake of Ben-Hur), the film is produced by Eduardo Verastegui, Leo Severino, Alejandro Monteverde, Emilio Azcarraga (Televisa/Univision), Bernardo Gomez (Televisa), Micky Ohare and Sean Wolfington.

RELEASE DATE: April 24, 2015
GENRE: Drama
CAST: Emily Watson, Michael Rappaport, Tom Wilkinson, Jakob Salvati, Ben Chaplin, Cary Tagawa, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Eduardo Verastegui
DIRECTOR: Alejandro Monteverde
WRITERS: Pepe Portillo and Alejandro Monteverde
PRODUCERS: Eduardo Verastegui, Leo Severino, Alejandro Monteverde, Emilio Azcarraga, Bernardo Gomez, Micky Ohare, Sean Wolfington
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Roma Downey, Mark Burnett

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

 As some of you may already know (since I have been so absent lately trying to get this new business off the ground)... I make jewelry, among other things, but today we're talking about the jewelry I make.  And since today is my birthday and I'm feeling super old I thought I would give away a couple of pairs of earrings to some fans of Silkki's Kountry Krafts.
  I know a lot of you were following that page at one time but I closed the original fan page and have started a new one.  I'm trying to build my followers back up so that I can share my crafts with many people.  If you would like to enter my giveaway you just need to be a fan, there are three mandatory entries, the usual, like comment and let me know what you want to win.  This is different from what I usually do here because I not including Silkki's Reviews in any of the Entry options... Shocker, I know.
  But this giveaway is to promote my new business that I share with two lovely ladies, we all make different things but we come together under the umbrella of Krafts R Us.  You can check out our Facebook page or Webstore if you would like to.  We appreciate new fans.  Have a wonderful day everyone.  Good luck if you choose to enter my Birthday Giveaway!!!
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On Silkki's Kountry Krafts Facebook page there is a giveaway going on for ONE pair of these earrings.  All you have to do is head over the the photo post, Like it, Comment the winning score & which earrings you'd like to win, then SHARE the post so all of your football loving friends can enter too.  Don't forget to Like Silkki's Kountry Krafts. How easy is that?  Four simple steps to win some nice football earrings.  I personally loved football as a kid but don't have the time to watch it now as an adult.  Kind of sucks.  But I wish both teams good luck and hope all their fans enjoy the show.

Remember, you have until the game STARTS any entries after that are void!

Tomorrowland Preview TODAY during the Superbowl

Be sure to tune in for an exclusive look at TOMORROWLAND during the big game today!!

Sunday's Canadian broadcast on CTV will have a trailer for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON airing for the first time in Canada during the pre-game show, plus a :30 spot for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and a :30 spot for MCFARLAND airing in-game as well.

TOMORROWLAND opens in theatres May 22, 2015.
MCFARLAND opens on February 20, 2015.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON opens on May 1, 2015

Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses

2015 International CES, Sands Expo Booth #74728 – January 5, 2015 – LyteShot Inc. today announced it will demonstrate its live action, augmented reality gaming platform on the Epson Moverio™ BT-200 smart glasses at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas at the Epson America booth #74728 in the Sands Convention Center.

LyteShot merges the physical and digital worlds with a groundbreaking new mobile gaming platform that turns any place in the world into a gaming arena. LyteShot introduces a sensor-based mobile game system that reimagines mobile gaming from players’ small, in-screen game area of yesterday to the unlimited, real-world outdoors of today. The LyteShot integrated platform is comprised of the LyteShot mobile app system, Lyter handheld device, and the LytePuck sensor, which leverage an array of sensors and combine to deliver an endless supply of games from live-action role-playing games, FPS shooters, new variations of games of tag with obstacles, scavenger hunts with challenges, and adventures with complex storylines.

“By working closely with Epson to develop LyteShot on its Moverio BT-200 smart glasses, we hope to convey the technical versatility of LyteShot as well the depth of user immersion that’s possible,” said Mark Ladd, CEO of LyteShot. “Epson’s accessible smart glasses provide players with a level of comfort and engagement never seen before with mobile games. Once you slip these on, we believe you’ll have more fun and experience more thrills and chills with our imaginative augmented reality games than with any other previous gaming platform.”

“Epson is excited to be working with LyteShot to help them bring to life their compelling gaming application for the Moverio BT-200 smart glasses,” said Anna Jen, director, New Ventures/New Products for Epson America.  “The Moverio BT-200 smart glasses provide developers the opportunity to create exciting consumer and enterprise Android-based applications that take advantage of the Moverio platform’s unique ‘look-through’ transparent display capabilities.”

Leveraging Epson’s patented core technologies, the Moverio BT-200 offers an unparalleled binocular smart glasses experience optimized for augmented reality applications. Micro projectors located on each side of the lens project transparent overlays of digital content directly in the user’s field of view over the real-world environment. In addition to the Moverio BT-200’s sensors for head-motion tracking and hands-free navigation, the smart glasses include a front-facing camera for video as well as image capture that detects real-world markers for augmented reality (AR) applications.

The LyteShot platform on the Moverio smart glasses will be demonstrated at the 2015 International CES from January 6-9, at the Sands Expo Booth #74728. For more information visit www.Lyteshot.com.

The Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses are available through select online retailers and direct from Epson for MSRP $699.99. For more information regarding the Moverio Developer Program, please visit the dedicated site here.

To see the Moverio BT-200 in action, visit the official YouTube channel. To engage with the Epson Moverio team on Twitter. For more information, visit www.epson.com/moverio.

Media Release: Tobin Bell, Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Danny Hicks Among Top Celebrities As Wizard World Presents Bruce Campbell's Horror Fest, March 6-7-8

Tobin Bell, Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Danny Hicks Among Top Celebrities As Wizard World Presents Bruce Campbell's Horror Fest, March 6-7-8

Dee Snider, Michael Rooker, Kristy Swanson, Adrienne Barbeau Also Headline Guest Roster; Talented Comics Creators, Variety of Exhibitors, Cosplayers, Robust Programming At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

ROSEMONT, Ill., January 6, 2015 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) continues its 2015 schedule with the inaugural Wizard World Presents Bruce Campbell's Horror Fest, March 6-8 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Held at the same venue as the famed Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, the Horror Fest will focus on all things horror, with appearances by noted celebrities from numerous genre films and television series. In addition to Campbell (The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness), fans can meet Tobin Bell (Saw franchise), Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk of Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Dee Snider (“Twisted Sister”), Danny Hicks (Evil Dead II, Intruder), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead,” Guardians of the Galaxy), Kristy Swanson (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag), Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow, Escape from New York) and others.

Bell will attend on Friday and Saturday; Snider and Tudyk will attend on Saturday and Sunday; the others are scheduled for all three days of the event.

Other well-known Wizard World Presents Bruce Campbell's Horror Fest guests include Evil Dead stars Ted Raimi, Betsy Baker, Ellen Sandweiss and Theresa Tilly, Evil Dead II standouts Sarah Berry and Kassie DePaiva, and Cerina Vincent (Not Another Teen Movie).

Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley at Bruce Campbell's Horror Fest will feature Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Tyler Kirkham (“Action Comics,” “Superboy”), Mort Castle (“On Writing Horror,” “Shadow Show”) and many others.

In addition, all full-price Bruce Campbell's Horror Fest attendees will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover “The Walking Dead” comic, drawn by one of Wizard World's talented artist guests (to be announced shortly). Comics will be issued at registration while supplies last and VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The sixth of 24 events currently scheduled on the 2015 Wizard World calendar, Bruce Campbell's Horror Fest show hours are Friday, March 6, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, March 7, noon-8 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Presents Bruce Campbell's Horror Fest is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday night.

For more on Bruce Campbell's Horror Fest.

About Wizard World

Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World also produces socialcon featuring social media stars and will be launching ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM).

Wizard World 2015 schedule

Media Release: Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation To Make Wizard World Debut At Portland Comic Con, January 23-24

Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation To Make Wizard World Debut At Portland Comic Con, January 23-24

Unique Screenings Featured At Oregon Convention Center To Include Presentations Of ‘Spike & Mike’s 30th Anniversary Celebration’; Sacramento Comic Con Also On Schedule In June

PORTLAND, Ore., January 6, 2015 – Animation shorts are among the most creative and entertaining film genres. Now fans in the Pacific Northwest will have the opportunity to enjoy three new screenings at the award-winning Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation during Wizard World Portland Comic Con on Friday, January 23 (6-9 p.m.) and Saturday, January 24 (7-10 p.m.).

The unique presentations during the event include “Spike & Mike’s 30th Anniversary Celebration”(11+ recommended), “Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation” (18+ Only) and the “Pop Culture Animation Festival” (18+ Only).

Featured within the three Spike and Mike screenings are over 60 award winning animated short films from 11 different countries. Highlights include Oscar, Cannes and Sundance festival winners, videos banned from Europe, and spikes personal best from the fest.

Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation requires a separate ticket purchase ($20 for Wizard World Portland Comic Con attendees; $30 for non-attendees), which includes a free “Spike and Mike Sick and Twisted” DVD.

For more details, visit Spike and Mike website, or to purchase tickets, visit Wizard World.

Spike and Mike's and Wizard World will conduct a similar event at Sacramento Comic Con, June 19-21 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) continues its 2015 schedule with its third trip to the Oregon Convention Center at Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 23-25. Stephen Amell (“Arrow,” Hung”), Evan Peters (X-Men: Days of Future Past, “American Horror Story”), Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf,” Maid in Manhattan), Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness, Dredd), Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones,” 300) and the “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” duo of Ming-Na Wen and Brett Dalton headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza, the second event on Wizard World's calendar of 24 Comic Cons in 2015.

For more on the 2015 Wizard World Portland Comic Con.

About Wizard World

Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World also produces socialcon featuring social media stars and will be launching ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM).

About Spike and Mike's

Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation has been showcasing award-winning short animation festivals at universities, theater chains and across the world since 1977. A literal who's who of current Hollywood directors either premiered or had their first films produced by Spike and Mike Animation, notably Tim Burton, Mike Judge, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter.

Wizard World 2015 schedule.