Ratchet And Clank Movie Review

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IN THEATERS FRIDAY!

  Cast: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Marc Graue, Alessandro Juliani, Dean Redman, Armin Shimerman, Sylvester Stallone, Bella Thorne, & Lee Tockar Director: Kevin Munroe Co-Director: Jerrica Cleland My Favorite crush in the movie: Clank of course!  

Two very unlikely heroes struggle to stop a terrible alien, Chairman Drek (Paul Giamatti) from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet (James Arnold Taylor) is a sweet “Lombax” who is the last of his species on a backwater planet, Veldin.  He grew up on his own having no family at all, having crash landed on Veldin as an infant and taken in by Grimroth (John Goodman), a local ship mechanic, who is more like a dad than a boss.  Clank (David Kaye) is a pint-sized robot who is not very fierce at all.  Clank is a living computer who has access to tons of information but is more like a child than a super smart computer.  Ratchet had just failed at trying to become a Galactic Ranger and was laughed at.  He was so depressed that he sadly decided he should learn his lesson and dream smaller.  Clank was involved in a crash that landed him on Ratchet’s planet and was quickly rescued by Ratchet.  Just in time to help Ratchet save his planet.  They had stumbled upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets.  They joined forces with the same Galactic Rangers that Ratchet was made to feel he would never be good enough to be.  Along the way they discovered many things, like a true friendship, heroism, discovering their own self worth and most of all confidence.     ratchet clank clank Overall thoughts of the movie: I love family movies that are more than an adorable movie. I love family movies that teach valuable lessons when no one realizes they are being taught.  Ratchet & Clank does just that.  It teaches so many valuable lessons: self confidence; don’t give up; dream big or dream small; be a hero; be a friend; fight for what you believe in; fight for what is right. My favorite line in the movie was, “To be a hero you don’t have to do big things, you just need to do the right ones.” Well, that hit me like a ton of bricks; it was that impactful. The lessons taught are all lessons I aspire to teach my sons. These alone are enough good reason to make this a must see movie for your family.  Adding that the story line is as adorable, as its characters, and this movie is more than a must see.  

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Raspberry Iced Tea

Get your rocking chair ready because it’s exactly where you will want to be sitting while sipping this delicious Raspberry Iced Tea.  There is nothing better to cool down on a hot summer day.
raspberry iced tea Summer is coming and my porch is the perfect place to enjoy a nice cup of Raspberry Iced Tea.  I waited many years to finally have a great porch that is just perfect for enjoying a cool breeze, rocking in my rocking chair and sipping on my iced tea.  There is nothing like a cup of homemade raspberry iced tea.   This tea is super easy to make and you will be making it often.  Keep a batch in the fridge at all times.  You just never know when the breeze will be blowing and your rocking chair will be calling.

Raspberry Iced Tea
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Cup Sugar
  2. 7 Cup Water
  3. 3 Oz Fresh Raspberries
  4. 3 Tea Bags
Instructions
  1. Bring Sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Add in your raspberries. Crush your raspberries while in the pot, you can use the back of a large spoon for this. Turn off heat and let sit until cooled, aprx. 25-30 minutes.
  2. Boil 6 cups of water. Add tea bags in and let steep for about 5 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Strain raspberries from syrup. Mix syrup and tea into pitcher and continue to let chill in the fridge.
  4. Serve over ice with fresh raspberries.
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SPRING CLEANUP Giveaway!

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1) You must be a Shop Your Way member to enter. So if you aren’t a member then JOIN HERE FOR FREE and you can click on Enter the giveaway.  

2) Click the tiny white square box just below to ENTER (If you are viewing from mobile, it will say “Play Sweeps”)  If you are not seeing the tiny white square, CLICK HERE to be brought to the SYW sweeps list and look for the INSTANT WINNER’S CHOICE: YARD PICKS $1000 Giveaway  in the list.

$10K SPRING BASKET Giveaway!

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2) Click the tiny white square box just below to ENTER (If you are viewing from mobile, it will say “Play Sweeps”)  If you are not seeing the tiny white square, CLICK HERE to be brought to the SYW sweeps list and look for the $10K SPRING BASKET Giveaway  in the list.

The Best Anti-Aging Face Mask with Only 2 Ingredients

The Best Anti-Aging Face Mask with only 2 ingredients (that you probably already have in your kitchen or in your garbage) Also excellent facial and body scrub.

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Most face masks with all natural ingredients are good for your skin. They tighten and firm the skin, brighten face too. There’s no need to buy those expensive beauty treatment at the drugstore when in just a few minutes you can whip up your own all natural beauty mask that will give your skin a boost of moisture and help prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Plus all those creams and beauty treatments from drugstores are primarily loaded with chemicals and toxins that are not good for you and your skin and they simply don’t work. 

 

CLICK HERE to GET this SIMPLE life changing RECIPE

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Breakfast Sandwich Waffle

Flaky delicious crescent crust with a garden omelette baked on top creating this amazing Breakfast Sandwich Waffle. Super easy to make and can be catered to your taste.
Breakfast Sandwich Waffle

Breakfast is one of my kids favorite meals.  We especially love breakfast for dinner.  This delicious breakfast sandwich waffle is a great candidate for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  It is really delicious and so easy to make.  You can set up a little waffle bar and have your kids join in the fun adding their own ingredients on top.  No one will be complaining that they don’t like their custom made breakfast sandwich waffle. 

Take these opportunities to load up on veggies as well.  There are certain times you can get your kids to eat lots of veggies and this is definitely one of those times, the colors alone make the waffle so much prettier.

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Breakfast Sandwich Waffle
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Ingredients
  1. 3 Eggs
  2. 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese
  3. 1 Tube Crescent Rolls
  4. Cut up Vegtables
Instructions
  1. Scramble eggs to your liking. Can also be egg whites.
  2. Place 3 pieces or crescent roll on your warmed waffle maker. Having some space in between is fine since they are going to puff up a little. You will need to tear off some of each piece to make them fit well. Close lid for 15-30 seconds and just lightly start cooking the crescent rolls.
  3. Put shredded cheese on top.
  4. Spoon scrambled eggs on top.
  5. Put your vegetable on top.
  6. Close lid and cook for 1-2 minutes until cook all the way.
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Save Money This Earth Day with LG Studio #bbyed

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

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Did you know that Best Buy has the latest in energy and water efficient appliances from entry-level to premium to help you save time and money?  Earth day is on April 22nd and I am so excited by the Energy Star certified Washers and Dryers at Best Buy. Not to mention the amazing sale they are having right now in honor of Earth Day. Best Buy is doing their part and for that I am very grateful.  

Not familiar with Energy Star certified?  

ENERGY STAR certified Washers*:

•             Use less energy. On average, a new ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer uses 280 KWh of electricity and can save you $40 a year on your utility bills compared to a standard model.

•             Use less water. A full-sized ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer uses 13 gallons of water per load, compared to the 23 gallons used by a standard machine. That’s a savings of more than 3,000 gallons of water, per year!!

•             Is your washer over 10 years old? Washers built before 2003 are significantly less efficient than newer models. If you have a standard clothes washer that is over 10 years old, it’s costing you, on average $180 a year.

ENERGY STAR certified Dryers*

•             Use 20 percent less energy than conventional models without sacrificing features or performance

•             Sensor Drying. Use sensor drying, not timed drying. ENERGY STAR dryer models incorporate advanced moisture sensors to help you reduce your dryer’s energy use. This feature ensures that your dryer will automatically shut off when clothes are dry

•             Low heat setting. Longer drying cycles on a low heat setting use less energy. When you purchase an ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryer, look in the informational materials shipped with the product for which cycle was tested for certification and how the dryer’s other cycles or settings may use more or less energy.

•             Consider gas. Eighty percent of dryers in the US are electric. If you have the option, consider using a gas dryer to save money and reduce your environmental impact.

As much as we want to be informed and knowledgeable about everything, we just can not know everything.  Best Buy has done the leg work for us and when you see that Energy Star label you can have full confidence that it is meeting all of the above.  We all want to do our part to help protect the Earth.  Not only are we being good to the Earth we are also reducing our use of water and energy (which means less money spent).  Its a win win no matter how you look at  it.  

While shopping around the Earth Day Sale, I spotted the LG Twin Wash & Sidekick and I must say it was love at first site!  It lets you do two loads at once, so you have more time to do the things you’d rather be doing in life. It’s LG’s ingenious way of helping today’s consumer divide and conquer their daily workload. First helping them divide and conquer their laundry, then enabling them to divide and conquer every other part of their day.  I was pretty much sold right here and now because I do laundry for 6 people and I need help!   LG Twin Wash & Sidekick must have heard my cries.  

The product itself can amaze, but the innovation behind it is what inspire; as soon as you see it in action, you’ll understand. It’s completely in tune with what trendsetters need to tackle their daily grind – innovative solutions for their real (busy) life.

·         The innovative LG TWIN Wash is all about efficiency, helping you get more clothes cleaner in less time. With a combined capacity of up to 6.6 cu. ft., the TWIN Wash boasts an ergonomically elevated and angled door that makes loading and unloading easier. Plus, the LED control panel is located on the door, right at your fingertips.

  •  The Sidekick can pair with almost any LG front load unit. You can wash smaller loads without having to waste water by using the main unit.

·         Add the ingenious LG SideKick pedestal washer to almost any LG front load washer to tackle two loads of laundry — both large and small — at the same time.

·         Discretely styled with a concealed control panel, the LG SideKick not only functions as a secondary washer, but also raises your front-loading washer to a comfortable height and matches the pedestal beneath your LG dryer.

  • 18 months major appliance financing or 10% rewards (increased from 5 to 10% for April!) and 10% back in grocery purchases 
  • Free delivery on purchases $399+

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Women’s Basic T-Shirt ONLY $.99 cents!

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Mix it up with this women’s basic T-shirt from Attention. Styled for a sporty look with a scoop neck and cap sleeves, this tee is a wardrobe staple for its sheer versatility. Cotton-rich jersey knit provides a comfy, flexible fit by itself or as a smart layering piece.

  • Scoop neck
  • Cap sleeves
  • Jersey knit construction
  • Fabric: 95% cotton, 5% spandex
  • Care: Machine wash
  • Imported

This awesome women’s basic T-shirt is priced at $4.99 and you will receive back $4 in points.  Buy 3 and get back $8 in points.  SYW member points act like cash on your instore or online purchase.  Have $4 in points, make a $4 purchase you pay NOTHING.  Plus you will earn additional points on that purchase.  There is no catch and the deals are awesome!

You must be a Shop Your Way member to earn points, so if you aren’t a member then JOIN HERE FOR FREE and you can order this T-shirt by clicking here.  Make sure enter your SYW rewards number in when asked.  

Make sure you see this to know that you are receiving the points back

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The Best Low Carb Pizza Crust – No Cauliflower involved!

If you want a delicious low carb pizza crust recipe, try the “fat head pizza crust.” It’s very popular and has been a life saver for low carbers everywhere!

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My great friend, The Big Apple Mama, who stirred up the internet with her Cloud Bread was looking for a pizza option to fit her healthy lifestyle.  She had made a cloud-bread base for pizza before, and while it’s delicious the “crust” doesn’t hold up much, and is very soft. Fat-head pizza crust holds up like a crispy regular thin pizza crust and definitely doesn’t taste low carb-y. 

This pizza looks absolutely delicious!! I can not wait to make this for myself.  Low card is the way to go and this pizza is giving me so much incentive!

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intelliGLASS Hardened Glass Screen Protector #intelliGLASS


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If you are like me than you have probably dropped your phone plenty of times.  One of my last drops cracked my glass and made me cry! Well maybe not cry, but I really wanted too knowing how much it was going to cost to fix it.  I swore right there and then that I would not let this happen again. Did you know that fixing a broken touch screen can cost hundreds of dollars? Sadly, it does.  😂

I happily have found intelliGLASS which is an ultra high clarity outer shield that will protect your screen from scratches and drops.  As your phone’s outer armor, intelliGLASS will absorb just about any impact, sacrificing itself for your phone.

Each of their screen protectors is crafted from intelliGLASS™, the most advanced protection yet. intelliGLASS™ is crafted from hardened glass that offers better than steel scratch protection, an oil and smudge resistant outer coating, and advanced silicone adhesion that eliminates bubbles and permanent residue.

The result is unmatched protection without losing clarity or touchscreen sensitivity. But that’s not it: we’re so confident that intelliGLASS™ will deliver as promised, we guarantee that it will last the life of your device.

Here are some of its features:

  • SUPER THIN – Get complete protection with the world’s thinnest real glass screen protector. Super-slim glass screen preserves the original aesthetic of your device.
  • ULTRA CLEAR – View bright, crisp colors with maximum transparency and enjoy full touch sensitivity.
  • EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG – Specially crafted to deliver maximum scratch resistance and defend against even the hardest bumps and knocks. intelliGLASS is designed to have better scratch resistance than steel.
  • OLEOPHOBIC COATING – Say no to smudges and fingerprints. intelliGLASS sports a specially formulated oleophobic coating that resists all signs of contact with your finger.
  • EFFORTLESS INSTALLATION – Forget trial-and-error installations. With advanced silicone adhesion technology, you’ll get it on perfectly the first time!  And if it doesn’t, all our products are backed by our world-class customer support.

 

 It was so easy to install!

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intelliGLASS has been gracious enough to offer us a 20% off coupon

20% off coupon: INTELLI20 Making this a must buy, the price is more than right and it could save you hundreds.