Friday, April 17, 2015

Dial Baby Body + Hair Wash and Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash Review and Giveaway!

Dial Baby
Body + Hair Wash
Dial Kids
Foaming Hand Wash

Dial is gentle on babies' and kids' skin!

For 67 years, the Dial brand has been developing trusted personal care products for clear, healthy skin.  Dial is excited to announce its entry into the babies' personal care with Dial Baby Body & Hair Wash developed with pediatric dermatologists for babies' perfect skin.  It gently removes environmental dirt for a head to toe clean.

ALSO introducing Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash.  It was developed with pediatric dermatologists and makes hand washing fun for all ages!  The formula is gentle on hands and kids' skin, helping parents make smart decisions when it comes to kids' perfect skin.

*Developed with Pediatric Dermatologists
*No added parabens
*No artificial dyes
*pH balanced

I LOVE Dial!  I have used Dial for years in various forms, and they have never disappointed me.  This is no different.  Now they have a Body and Hair wash for babies and a foaming hand wash for kids!  Both products are exceptional!  My kids have VERY sensitive skin.  They break out with skin conditions often if I am not careful about what goes on their skin.  These products are gentle enough for my kids' skin and they love the feel and the smell!  Win-Win for them and me!

Get one of your OWN!!!


With Disneynature’s MONKEY KINGDOM opening in theatres everywhere this Friday, I wanted to make sure everyone was aware what happens when you buy a ticket opening week!

See MONKEY KINGDOM opening week (April 17-23) and Disneynature will make a donation in your honor to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats. Learn more at


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MONKEY KINGDOM opens in theatres everywhere this Friday, April 17th!

Marvel's Ant-Man

The brand new trailer for Marvel’s ANT-MAN, starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas is now available! 

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ANT-MAN opens in theaters everywhere on July 17th!


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Genre:                         Action-Adventure
Rating:                         TBD    
U.S. Release date:      July 17, 2015  
Running Time:            TBD
Cast:                            Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Tip “Ti” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Jordi Mollà and Michael Douglas
Director:                       Peyton Reed
Producer:                     Kevin Feige
Executive Producers:   Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Edgar Wright, Stan Lee
Story by:                      Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish
Screenplay by:            Adam McKay & Paul Rudd     


The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.

Star Wars NEW Trailer!

Yesterday, in Anaheim, California, J.J. Abrams (writer/director/producer) and Kathleen Kennedy (producer) kicked off Star Wars Celebration with an exclusive new look at STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. They welcomed surprise special guests from the film: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaacs as well as veterans of the original saga Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, and Peter Mayhew. The talented team of filmmakers and actors shared a behind the scenes look at the upcoming film and, to the surprise of fans around the world, debuted a brand new teaser trailer.   

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS will be in theaters December 18, 2015!

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Billy McGuigan at the Holland Center May 15th!

Audience Chooses Songs For This Unique Rock And Roll Revue

– Omaha Performing Arts presents Rock Legends with Billy McGuiganin the Scott Recital Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets are limited and are $35 in advance. Call 402.345.0606 or visit the Ticket Omaha Box Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. Rock Legends is a part of the 2014/15 1200 Club Series.
Rock Legends is a multi-media rock and roll revue created by the Omaha audience favorite, Billy McGuigan, featuring elements from rock concerts and rock tribute shows. During the performance, audiences can vote – through the power of their applause – for the songs and music they want to hear. Music ranges from the ’50s rock and roll to psychedelic ’60s, groovy ’70s and on into the ’80s. The multi-media show will likely include music by Elvis, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, Pink Floyd, Sir Paul McCartney and more. Rock Legends takes on the personality and taste of the audience making each show unique.
For the show, McGuigan will be joined by his brothers, Matthew McGuigan (vocals, bass) and Ryan McGuigan (vocals, acoustic guitar), as well as Jay Hanson (lead guitar/vocals), Rich Miller (percussionist) and Tara Vaughan (vocals, piano).

The McGuigan brothers grew up as Air Force brats moving to different base installations regularly – the McGuigan family moved to Omaha in 1990. The boys developed a love of music from their dad, a tech sergeant in the U.S. Air Force who would entertain them with his guitar when he was home from duty. “There was always music in our house. Whether it was background for dinner, up front for parties or required listening because of the release of a Beatles-related album, music was always the forefront of our family,” said Billy McGuigan. He has become a staple on the Omaha stage, performing his original music as well as popular tributes to The Beatles, Buddy Holly and many others. 

The 1200 Club transforms the Holland Performing Arts Center’s most intimate venue, the Suzanne and Walter Scott Recital Hall, into a relaxed nightclub setting where patrons can experience performances by nationally and internationally known artists in jazz, blues and comedy. While enjoying the evening’s entertainment, audience members may purchase hors d’oeuvres and cocktails served right to their candle-lit table. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Terence Blanchard: E-Collective To Play Jazz-Centered Blend Of Funk, R&B

Omaha Performing Arts presents Grammy®-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard in the Kiewit Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15, and are available at, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. Blanchard is part of the 2014/15 Jazz Series.

The New Orleans trumpeter has made a name for himself as a renowned composer, arranger and bandleader, winning five Grammys® along the way. For his Omaha performance, Blanchard will perform with his latest musical collaboration, the Terence Blanchard: E-Collective, a jazz-centered exploration into the fusion of funk, blues and R&B. The Terence Blanchard: E-Collective features an R&B-oriented rhythm section that is driven by Oscar Seaton on drums, Donald Ramsey on bass, Charles Altura on guitar and Fabian Almazan on keyboard, piano and synths.

King-Devick Test from Remove From Play Testing!

Concussions are a big deal.  My husband has had many from all of his sports he has played.  I have one son who has had one.  Concussions can wreak havoc on a persons body at the time of the concussion, but even years later.  It is important that teams begin implementing concussion screenings in youth sports and spreading the word about Remove From Play’s test.

We need to make a difference in schools and youth sports teams across our country by spreading the word. If you have the time today, could you take a look at The King-Devick Test and Remove From Play Testing including a link to the Remove From Play Team Mom Playbook. The Remove From Play Team Mom Playbook is the ultimate tool for any team mom to use in assisting her to bring this affordable concussion-screening tool to her child’s school or team.

Here are the many links that may come in handy to you:

-          Remove From Play Website –
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As a middle school teacher, I see many students who have suffered concussions during sports seasons.  It is a big deal.  It is not something to be taken lightly, therefore, in my is time to take a stand.

Thanks for your time and consideration!