Saturday, August 29, 2015

SPY Blu-Ray DVD Giveaway #SpyInsiders

I'm so excited that the release of Spy is coming in September.  I've been waiting and waiting on the release of this one.  Melissa McCarthy is a favorite of mine. I think she is so funny.  Spy comes out on Digital HD September 4th and on Blu-Ray and DVD September 29th.    Picture me doing a happy dance. I can't wait to get my girl friends together for a funny movie night.
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Spy coming to Digital HD September 4th and Blu-Ray / DVD September 29th

Queen of Comedy Melissa McCarthy “in her funniest movie yet” (Leonard Maltin, embarks on the mission of a lifetime as secret agent Susan Cooper in SPY. The September 29th Blu-ray release will include two versions of the film - Theatrical and never-before-seen Unrated Cut.  The DVD will feature the Theatrical version.  Both the Theatrical version and Unrated Cut of Spy will also be available on Digital HD September 4th. 
#SpyInsiders photo Spy 1.jpg McCarthy is armed and hilarious in this “outrageously entertaining” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) comedy hit from director Paul Feig (The Heat, Bridesmaids). Deskbound CIA analyst Susan Cooper is about to become the world’s newest — and unlikeliest — secret weapon. When her partner (Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Statham) is compromised, Susan volunteers to go deep undercover and bring down a deadly arms dealer. Loaded with wise-cracking action and adventure, SPY is a mission impossible to resist!

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  I want to laugh just looking at the photos.

WIN :  1 - Living at the Whiteheads Zoo reader will win a copy of Spy on Blu-Ray DVD.  Just fill out the entry form below for your chance . Good Luck!

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"As a Fox Home Entertainment Insider I receive a complimentary copy of Spy on Blu-Ray DVD for review. All opinions shared here are my own." 
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Friday, August 28, 2015

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season Or The Originals: The Complete Second Season Giveaway

New seasons of CW's most loved shows.   The Vampire Diaries and The Originals are coming out on Blu-ray DVD.  Personally, I'm a huge fan of The Originals.  In my excitement about the release I have a fun app to share with you packed full of exclusive content.  This girl loves a good vampire story.

Best of all you will be able to win one Blu-Ray combo pack of either The Vampire Diaries sixth season or The Originals the second season.

About The Vampire Diaries / The Originals

About The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season
The Vampire Diaries continues its sixth season with more delicious drama to sink your teeth into. In season five, after a passionate summer with Damon, Elena headed to Whitmore College with Caroline, not knowing Bonnie sacrificed her life for Jeremy’s. Meanwhile, Stefan and Caroline’s friendship deepened as they stood up to the Travelers, a nomadic witch tribe driven to strip Mystic Falls of magic and cast out its supernatural residents. In the shocking season finale, Damon, fearing he would lose his loved ones on the crumbling Other Side, made a huge sacrifice to bring them all back — with catastrophic and heartbreaking results. Season six follows the characters’ journey back to each other as they explore the duality of good versus evil inside themselves. Matt Davis reprises his role as Alaric Saltzman, recently returned from The Other Side. Plus, the season will make you misty-eyed as the departure of a major character will turn lives upside down and leave us asking what happened to Mystic Falls.
Own The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HDSeptember 1, 2015 .
Contains All 22 Episodes From The Sixth Season Plus Two Featurettes, An Audio Commentary, The 2014 Comic-Con Panel, Deleted Scenes, And A Gag Reel
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About The Originals The Complete Second Season

As Original vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson returned to the vibrant, supernaturally charged city of New Orleans in season one, he was stunned to learn — along with his siblings Elijah and Rebekah — that Hayley, a werewolf, was pregnant with his child, and his vampire protégé, Marcel, whom the Original siblings had thought long dead, was ruling the French Quarter. Soon, a bloody war escalated between vampires and witches — the stakes raised by powerful teenage witch Davina and by Klaus’s bond with Cami, a student with a painful past — and a ruthless pack of wolves seized the opportunity to stage a violent coup. Now, in season two, a new status quo must be adjusted to, as the newly empowered werewolves control the city. Klaus struggles with weaknesses as Elijah desperately tries to save Hayley — now a hybrid — from a vicious spiral of self-destruction. Meanwhile, with the re-emergence of several Mikaelsons, “family is power” takes on new meaning.
Own The Originals The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HDSeptember 1, 2015
Contains All 22 Episodes From The Second Season Plus Never-Before-Seen Featurettes And Much More!
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Take the  "Are You Fit For Vampire Life?" Quiz and comment with your results. Do you have what it takes to be a creature of the night?  On September 1st come back to take a new "Could You Be a Supernatural Being?" Quiz - the app will be automatically updated with a new quiz experience, so be sure to take both!   Scroll through all the images from the shows and come back every week for new unlocked content. 

Win: One lucky reader at Living at the Whiteheads Zoo is going to win either The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season Or The Originals: The Complete Second Season!  (Prize will be chosen at random by the sponsor.)

Each household is only eligible to win (1) The Vampire Diaries Season 6 or The Originals Season 2 chosen at random via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.  

The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please.  Open to US only! 

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This post was brought to you by Warner Bros. All materials in this post were supplied to me by Warner Bros. Thank You! 
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Path by Tawdra Kandle #OneLastBeachRead

Sharing a new book today from author Tawdra Kandle.  I'm super excited to tell you that The Path is available now.  I've read several of Tawdra Kandle's books and given them all thumbs ups .    Summer is almost over but don't let that stop you from reading when you can.  I know life will be busier but I'm still going to try to fit in reading . My goal is to read at least one book a month.  If I can do it so can you. Keep Reading!


Summer's almost over, but there's still time for #OneLastBeachRead. And you're in luck because the perfect way to end the summer is now live and available everywhere!


Abby Donavan came to the small beach community of Crystal Cove to start over. After a painful affair broke her heart and derailed her burgeoning career, taking over management for the just-opened bed-and-breakfast was the safe choice. In this sleepy town, Abby figured she could bury her memories and forget the pain. When the chance to have her own hotel falls into her lap, though, she can’t resist the temptation. Making the old ipadrt_823x978Riverside Inn into the showplace she’s always dreamed of running offers the second chance she never expected. Abby didn’t expect another kind of second chance to land on her doorstep at the same time. Ryland Kent wants to help her bring the Riverside back to life, and his passion for restoration is irresistible. But as much as she wants to ignore it, she can’t help seeing another spark in his eyes . . . one that offers to reignite her own flame. Sometimes the path to a happily-ever-after is anything but smooth. Buy it now! iBooks/Amazon/All Romance Ebooks/Nook/Google Play/Kobo/Smashwords And join us here today at the HUGE release party, featuring both Tawdra and author Olivia Hardin!   [playlist type="video" ids="2758"]

If you haven't read the first two Crystal Cove Romances . . . now is the perfect time.

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iBooks/Amazon/Google Play/Nook/Kobo "It is rare for characters to stay with me for weeks or months, but these are etched in my mind and heart." Amazon review    

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iBooks/Amazon/Nook/Google Play/Kobo "Real. That's all I can feel for this story. Real. Real life. Real love. Real emotion. Real characters. They stick with you from the first book, to this second one in the series." Amazon review     TK03Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books include YA paranormal romance, NA paranormal and contemporary romance, and adult contemporary and paramystery romance. She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair. Follow Tawdra: Facebook/Twitter/Tsu/Pinterest/Instagram/Website/Newsletter/Amazon post signature

Monday, August 24, 2015

New Metro Diner in Orange Park Florida {Restaurant Review}

Metro Diner is known all over Jacksonville for its one of a kind breakfast like the chicken and waffles.   This June a new Metro Diner opened up in Orange Park Florida.  We were super excited about this new location and couldn't wait to pay the diner a visit.  This new Orange Park Restaurant gets a thumbs up review from this  blogger.  Metro Diner has a great feel to it .   They did a great job of giving the place an authentic diner feel.    Then there is the food and just as you may have heard about the Jacksonville location it does not disappoint.

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Just opened this summer! Metro Diner Orange Park Florida
Be prepared you may have to wait about twenty minutes or so for an inside table.  There is some outdoors seating as well.

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Be sure and check out the chalk board at the back of the restaurant for daily specials

Once you are seated be sure and check out the huge chalk board in the back of the restaurant for a list of the daily specials.

Meatball Sliders @MetroDiner photo photo 3 1.jpg The meatball slider appetizer could easily make a meal.  It comes with 4 sliders.  I'd never had a meatball slider and have to say that and the special sauce they give you to add to them or dip is delicious.  I definitely could make a meal of these and be satisfied.

My menu favorite the Monte Cristo.  I use to order this sandwich from another restaurant who went out of business years ago.   It's been a long time but I think Metro Diner's version of this sandwich may beat that of the first. It was perfect . Deep fried goodness.

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Monte Cristo Sandwich #MetroDiner

I asked some of the patrons of Metro Diner what their favorites were while I was dining. Here is a look at what the locals had to say : 

 "Fantastic the chicken and waffles," Jon S. 
"The mashed potatoes are real and the turkey was so good, " Jamie L.
"I've been back 4 times already," Jamie W. 
"I like the waffles, "Walker W. 
"I didn't care for the corned beef breakfast, " Hannah S.
"Try the pot roast," Sydney L.
"The pot pie is terrific," Joanie B. 

All this great food and you can get breakfast all day long ! Yay!!

Visit Metro Diner Orange Park :
 2034 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 375-8548

This foodie can't wait to go back and try something new on the menu. Everything I've tried this far has been great. 
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Celebrate with eLuxurySupply and a Gift Card Giveaway

eLuxurySupply Thanks You! Ranked 15th Fastest Growing Company ~ 2015 Inc 5000

I love to hear about companies growing  and succeeding in today's economy. So many great businesses have went under. It always makes me a little bit sad to see when a business shuts there doors . That's not the case for eLuxurySupply however.   eLuxurySupply is  growing !  They'd like to thank all of you for helping make them the 15th fastest growing company in North America.  Way to go eLuxurySupply keep up the good work.

See the full Inc 5000 2015, America's fastest-growing companies list here:
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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Ends 8/23 Get a free backpack with purchase of Kids Shoes @Reebok!

Check it out from @Reebok!  In honor of back to school Reebok is giving away a free backpack with the purchase of kids shoes. We're loving this deal. Check out the details below.  

ENDING 8/23 Don't Miss It !

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Get the school year started on the right foot with a free Disney backpack from Reebok! Just purchase any children's footwear, use the code FREEBAG at checkout between 8/21 and 8/23, and Reebok will give you a free Disney backpack!

Offer: Get a free Disney backpack with the purchase of any children’s footwear at Reebok
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Educator Appreciation Days at Florida Ripley's Attractions

Ripley's Believe It or Not! St. Augustine will be participating in Educator Appreciation Days from September 8 to October 13.  All Ripley attractions will be FREE for educators. Additionally, up to 3 guests that come with an educator will get 50% off their admission.  Say what?  As an educator I'd like to say Thank You Ripley's!  Here is the scoop. 

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Educators FREE September 8 to October 13!
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Thanks Florida K-12 School Employees 
with Educator Appreciation Days

Teachers, support staff get free admission to Ripley's attractions in Florida 

from September 8 - October 18
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (August 18, 2015) - Summer is almost over and school will soon be in session, and Ripley's Believe It or Not! wants to thank Florida K-12 educators by offering them some extended summer fun with the return of Educator Appreciation Days.
All Ripley attractions in St. Augustine, Key West, Orlando and Panama City Beach will be FREE for educators in the state from September 8 through October 18.

Teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff are eligible for free admission; they just need to bring a current pay stub and photo ID when they visit the attraction. 

Additionally, up to three guests that come with an educator get 50% off their admission.

St. Augustine has several partners participating in the event that will also honor the discount, including: Ripley's Red Train Tours, Ghost Train Adventure, Bayfront Mini Golf, Marineland Dolphin Adventure, Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum, Spanish Military Hospital Museum and Villa Zorayda.

For more on Ripley's St. Augustine attractions, visit
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