Interactive Storytelling #StreamTeam #ad

I have some exciting news for parents today!  You may need to sit down for this one folks …

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Not that I want to age you (Ha!), it may look that way but the truth of it is life is in constant change.  I think it’s amazing how quickly some things do change!  Take; for example, technology that is in perpetual change.  Buy a computer today and you’ll see that in 6 months (approximately) it becomes obsolete.  You have to keep up with the changes or you’ll be left behind.

In my opinion, Netflix has revolutionized how we watch “TV” … that’s just it, you don’t even need a TV anymore!  The younger generation isn’t sitting in front of a TV.  Our youth is watching on their iPads, laptops, smartphones, and any other gadget they might have.  The tube might just become extinct in my lifetime.

Netflix has done it again!

If you’re my age; or older, you might remember those books that you are control over the outcome of the story you’re enjoying?  Well, Netflix has thrust innovation into full gear! Netflix  has placed control back into the viewers hands … just in time for summer.

Today, Interactive Storytelling on Netflix launches, allowing children to be in complete creative control of what their characters end up doing and saying by giving them the ability to choose from multiple paths for their favourite characters to play out on-screen. With so many endings and choice points, kids will be able to watch the same title over and over, without hearing or seeing the same exact story – a gift of constant discovery for them, and reprieve for mom and dad!

Netflix is the first to offer something like this on a global scale with three brand new titles, starting with Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, which will be globally available on iOS and TV devices today, and followed by Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile, and Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout later this year.

IMG_3376You sink into the sofa and fire up Netflix. You settle in to watch everyone’s favorite swashbuckling feline Puss in Boots. You chuckle as Puss in Boots finds himself in the story of Goldilocks with the Three Bears staring at him.
And then… you’re asked to make a choice:
Should these bears be friends or foes?
It’s actually your choice to make. Your adventure! You decide how the story proceeds and what Puss in Boots does next.

IMG_3377Kids are eager to “play” with their favorite characters and are already inclined to tap, touch and swipe at screens.  They also talk to their screens, as though the characters can hear them. Now, that conversation can be two-way.

Intrigued?  I suggest getting ready some snacks and drinks so that you and your kids can discover this ‘new world’ together.

Safe journeys!

Get Great Skin #AdventuresAreGold #ad

Do you have skin that’s itchy?  Does it get painful?  You might need Gold Bond® Medicated Anti-Itch Cream.

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For the longest time, I was curious about trying Gold Bond® Medicated Anti-Itch Cream but I thought “will I need a prescription?”  I’m serious, that’s what I thought! It turns out that you don’t.  It’s dry skin cream that can be used for temporary relief of pain and itching associated with minor:

  • Insect bites
  • Skin irritations
  • Scrapes
  • Burns
  • Cuts
  • Sunburns
  • Dry, itchy skin

Why would you use this product over a body cream?  Well, if you have an itch that’s targeted in one location then you wouldn’t need a body lotion.  In fact, with its dual medication formula you’re sure to get maximum pain and itch relief without a prescription.My Experience:

I recently tried it on my own areas of “severe itchiness” and was seriously surprised and thoroughly satisfied with the results.  I have dermatitis that usually just appears on my fingers [fingertips mostly], and it can get quite raw and painful.  Over the years, I’ve tried a variety of creams, and lotions both prescribed and not.  Very few options provided me with positive results, and those that did actually didn’t last for very long. It’s not surprising that I was reluctant to try Gold Bond®, but I tried it with an open mind.  To be sure of my results, I regularly used it for approximately 2-3 weeks, by applying it 2 or 3 times each day, and was beyond thrilled.  The pain from the rawness on my fingers was both soothed and relieved, and I could actually touch the affected areas!  What was even more surprising was that the results were long-lasting; I didn’t have to keep reapplying it to feel like I was protected.

Good to know about Gold Bond®:

  • Steroid free
  • Hydrocortisone free
  • Enriched with Aloe and Vitamin E to gently soothe irritated skin
  • It does what it says it will do

I’m so happy with my results and hope that if you’re feeling any type of itchy, raw, severe dryness, and even pain with your skin that you won’t hesitate to find relief with Gold Bond® because with Gold Bond® there’s no more discomfort!  I’m going to keep it in stock at my house; it’ll basically be my first-aid go-to lotion.

What do I say to you?  You have nothing to lose; it’s definitely worth trying.

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Father’s Day 2017 #LoveHallmarkCA #ad

Father’s Day will be here before you know it!  It’s time to show your appreciation, show your love, and give your praises.  Let’s celebrate dad; it’s easy!

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Share a few sweet gifts from Hallmark; dad is sure to love them any and all gift(s) as long as you give them with love.Pick from:

  • Hallmark’s NEW barware collection – pilsner glassware, coasters, bar towels, and bottle tags
  • Superhero – bottle opener and metal sign
  • Hallmark’s Star Wars™ Collection – grilling mitt & fork, light saber pizza cutter, and more
  • An assortment of Father’s Day greetings – including Hallmark’s NEW Virtual Reality collection
  • Assorted Gift Bags

… tuck your gift(s) into a beautiful gift bag, and don’t forget to include a Father’s Day Card.

Even though there’s just three or four more days of shopping left, there’s no need to panic. Just find your closest store; you’re certain to find the perfect item!

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