Monday, October 20, 2014

Giveaway: Powerful Euroflex Monster Vac #euroflex

I am excited about the latest giveaway from Euroflex, maker of the Monster Vac.   From October 20th - October 30th, Euroflex will be giving away a Monster Vac to those who enter the contest.

One lucky winner, announced on Halloween, will win the Monster Vac, which has twice the suction power of the Dyson stick vacuum and weighs much less.

The contest is live here:

I am hoping one of my readers will win this.  If you do please let me know.  Good Luck!!!

I will be posting a review of the Euroflex soon, so I cannot wait to share my experience with the Monster Vac.  So check back soon.

Disclosure:  Product was received in exchange for post.
Don't be afraid to be free!!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Freedom Friday - Chicken Liver vs. Chopped Liver - Grandparents Story

I could not stop laughing when my daughter told me this!   She and her grandpa have the best relationship and conversations.  I love when she shares their experiences and conversations.

A while ago my daughter and her grandpa were having a conversation.  She was talking about something that made him feel left out.  He let her know by asking, "What am I chicken liver?"  My daughter began laughing and replied, "Oh Grandpa it is chopped liver, not chicken liver."

Initially  I was surprised that he said chicken liver, but then I realized chopped liver is not a term he would have normally used.  He will usually say southern terms that he grew up saying, but not this one.  I am positive people having being asking, "What am I chopped liver?" since before I was born.   I wonder if this is new to him.   I may have to investigate.

Lately it seems that he and my mom are trying to be "hip",  maybe this one of those things.  Chicken liver????  Daddy you are free to say, chicken liver.

I love it!!!

Happy Friday!!!
Don't be afraid to be free!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Judge Review #thejudge #Thejudgemamarazzi

Last week The MOMS hosted a private screening of The Judge, starring Robert Downey Junior.

This is one movie I could not wait to see.  When I received my invitation I was so excited!  I had seen numerous trailers either by myself or with someone and if someone was with me I would say, "I have to see this movie."  That time has come and gone and I loved it!!!!

This movie was more than I expected.  It was so good, I have been telling everyone they have to see it!  Despite what critics are saying I like Robert Downey Jr. outside of The Iron Man suit.

The Judge is a powerful film that touched me in many ways, as mother and as a child.  It had an old fashioned feel, in which I have not seen in a long time.

In this film  the Palmer family is experiencing family tension.  Hank Palmer (Robert Downey) returns to his childhood home.  His father (Robert Duvall), the town judge, is suspected of murder and all of the drama unfolds forcing father and son to reconnect.

The family dynamics were very realistic.  The relationship between father and son were believable.   I sat in the theater thinking of the times, I have been frustrated with a parent or my parents being frustrated with me.  Like in real life, things get pretty bad and the family bond is very powerful.

Besides, the tension between father and son, Hank has two brothers. Dale (Jeremy Strong) he is  a little slow witted and charming.  He warmed my heart throughout the entire film.  There is also, Glen (Vincent D’Onofrio) a former high school baseball star that is haunted with regret and disappointment that his career came to an end after an accident.  Both brothers have always been there for there father, unlike Hank.

I was in for a huge surprise when I saw Dax Shepard, he played an unseasoned lawyer, that just could not seem to get it together.  I absolutely love Dax Shepard.  Now, don't get me wrong I love Robert Duvall and Robert Downey also, but Dax was the icing on the cake.  The cherry on top was Billy Bob Thorton.  He played the prosecutor in this film.  We all know he is a great actor and he was great in this film, but I must say he looked really good.  I had to ask my friend seated next to me if that was him.  Again, he looked really good.  

This all star cast was phenomenal.

Besides the cast, many situations were easy to relate to.  There was some symbolism and tradition. For example there is a scene were Hank is rewarding his daughter with one of my childhood favorites.  A piece of Bit-O-Honey.  Later in the film it is revealed that his father would give him the same candy as well. Mind you Hank and his father were at odds for many years.  Despite what trials we may face there is always a connection with our family even when we are trying to fight it.

I was taken in by this movie I did not realize it was 2 hours and 20 minutes in length until the movie ended and I checked my watch.  It was well worth the time.  More movies like The Judge should be made.

The Judge is a must see film, that I plan to purchase when it comes on DVD.

Disclosure:  Product/compensation was received in exchange for review.
Don't be afraid to be free!!!