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Monday, April 25, 2016

CURIOUS GEORGE- All 9 seasons now streaming exclusively on Hulu! A Giveaway To Celebrate! #CuriousGeorgeOnHulu

Prizing and samples are courtesy of Hulu.
Curious George has always been a household favorite with my daughter for as long as I can remember. He is super mischievous like she was as a toddler, and most times like adults too. Curious George is an animated series based on the popular books by Margret and H.A. Rey. Aimed at preschool viewers (ages three to five), the goal of the series is to inspire children to explore science, engineering, and math in the world around them. And what better guide is there for this kind of exploration than the world's most curious monkey? 
This show is adorable! It was funny when my kiddo watched it as a toddler because Curious George is like most toddlers! They get into trouble and learn their lessons from it. 
Your favorite monkey is swinging into your home. All 9 seasons of Curious George, as well as the animated film Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey, are now streaming only on Hulu. As with all Kids programming on Hulu, Curious George streams commercial-free.


Hulu is THE streaming destination for the best of TV, and a great selection of films! Plus, you can stream almost anywhere, on any device, including gaming consoles, set-top boxes, tablets, mobile phones, and more. Visit Hulu.com to start a free 1-month trial, for a limited time only.
Hulu is available on most internet-connected devices. Examples: Apple TV, Roku, PlayStation, Xbox, Smart TVs, Laptops + PCs and mobile phones like iPhone and Android-operated phones. This means that it can be accessible from anywhere that you have cell data and/ or wifi! For $7.99 a month, the Hulu subscription service offers premium programming anytime with limited commercials. For $11.99 a month, you can watch Hulu’s premium programming with no commercials. And, for an additional $8.99 per month, Hulu subscribers can add SHOWTIME to their subscription. Making Hulu the only streaming destination with SHOWTIME’s service fully integrated into its user-friendly platform. Be sure to visit Hulu on their social channels to stay up to date with the latest.
Win it: to celebrate CURIOUS GEORGE- All 9 seasons now streaming exclusively on Hulu, one reader is going to win this giveaway! Winner will get a 3-month Hulu gift subscription & Curious George Youth T-shirt. Prizing valued at $38.97. Prizing courtesy of Hulu. Giveaway is open to the USA. Winner will have 24 hour to respond to email claiming prize. All entries will be verified. Giveaway ends 5/9. Goodluck.
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

I have been busy! Check out my Etsy Shop Items!

I have been completely bored out of my mind waiting on our big move in June, so I decided to sell on Etsy! I make custom signs. =) My husband is a BIG Tennessee fan so I made a few things for him as well. Check it out below and let me know what you think!! 
The It's Football Time Sign can be personalized with any state and team name you want, as well as the colors you want.  It is $30 and $10 shipping on my Etsy shop! Buy HERE
16x20. Nana's House Rules Sign. I can change nana to anything. I can also change the blue background to whatever you want, as well as the pink letters to whatever you want. This is $40! You can buy HERE
16x20. In our house canvas with team of choice. Canvas will match team colors. You can choose the state you want with the team you want. Made to order. This is $40 and can be purchased HERE.  I am open to custom orders. If you have an idea, email me at bbrown@thesmallthings89.com
I have 16x20 canvases to work with.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wellness Natural Pet Food's Wellness Complete Health Line Is What Is Best For My Pet! #Sponsored #GrainFreeForMe

This post is sponsored by Wellness Natural Pet Food and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share the reinvented Complete Health Line and other Wellness Products, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Wellness Natural Pet Food is not responsible for the content of this article.
If you have been a long time reader, you now that we love shopping at PetSmart and Max, my Maltipoo loves shopping for new food and products. I am thankful that he doesn't have a sensitive stomach and he loves trying new things. 
If you haven't "met" him, meet Max. He is a 2-year-old Maltipoo and loves his newest line of food from Wellness Natural Pet Food, called the Wellness® Complete Health™ Line. If you haven't heard of this food, you are missing out. Max LOVES this food. He has a love for all things chicken. I was thrilled to see that this food is a chicken recipe, too! I was also happy to see that this dog food is a natural dog food! It is also a grain free dog food. This is part of their reinvented food! Keep reading to learn more!
Let's face it- our pets are our world and my dog is mine.  I treat him like he is my own child. Like my children, I want what is the best of the best for him. We are always open to trying things and when given the chance, we love to take chances to try new things. Maximus is always full of energy and he is always fun! All that I have ever wanted for him is his health to be great and with the Wellness Complete Health Line, I know that he will be healthy! There are several awesome reasons why I love this food, and why you should purchase it for your pet too! This food is made with balanced blends of high-quality proteins, grain-free carbohydrates, select fats and nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables to provide the energy and nutrition your pet needs to thrive. 
Max needs his energy to run around the yard. Thankfully, he has plenty of it! This food also has high-quality protein for full energy! It has prebiotics and probiotics to support healthy digestion, as well as vitamin A & E to support healthy immune system. This dog food comes in several flavors. If your pet doesn't like chicken like my silly dog does, there are two other flavors to try as well! It comes in Complete Health Grain Free Adult Deboned Chicken & Chicken Meal Recipe, Complete Health Grain Free Adult Lamb & Lamb Meal Recipe, as well as Complete Health Grain Free Adult Whitefish & Menhaden Fish Meal Recipe. 
Overall, we are thrilled with this food. If you are looking to try it yourself, please head on over to your local PetSmart and purchase today! You will not regret it! I am so very thankful that we tried Wellness Natural Pet Food, you will be too! Be sure to follow their social channels below to stay up to date with the latest! Thanks for reading!
Have you tried Wellness Natural Pet Food products for your pet? If not, will you try it after reading my post? 
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wellness. The opinions and text are all mine.

Monday, April 18, 2016

How to do text spying on smart devices efficiently

When we talk about text spying or maybe just even reading the text messages on another smart device, we take it to mention all texts be it they from SMS, IM chats, and/or emails. The simplest way one could do that is to get a hold of the device and if it is not locked just check it and read the different messages. Although it can be done the problem is that you would have to be fairly close to the person who owns the device or it would have to be yours in the case you have given to someone else for use. The other drawback of this method is that you probably won’t have a permanent record of the text messages unless you copy them onto an external storage or email them, which is doable but it wouldn’t be a very efficient way of spying – takes too much time, increases the chance of getting found out.
A Better Way?
They say there is always a better way to do things, keeping this in mind, if you search the Internet you will find several apps like xnspy that facilitate text spying. These apps support multiple OS and also allow for the monitoring of more than one device at a time through a single interface. The catch is nothing comes easy, even with these apps you will need some degree of social skills. As they all require that you get your hands on the device at least once for the installation of the app. Manual installation is required for Android devices (rooted/non-rooted) and jailbreak iOS devices. For no-jailbreak devices you only require the iOS credentials for installation, physical access to the device is not required.
Once installed these apps will let you remotely monitor the incoming and outgoing text messages from the device; they can be in the form of SMS, IM chats, and/or emails. These apps are usually discrete so most probably the device user will be unaware of the app that has been installed. The other thing is that these apps will store all the conversations that have taken place via the different texting channels, so you will have a record of them as well. Another thing is if you still do not wish to monitor each and every SMS, IM Chat or email, you can set up watchlists consisting of different words. If any of those words are used via any channel you will be sent some sort of notification via email or SMS. The email will have details such as the contact email, date and time, and the message containing the watchlisted word.
The Preferable App
So we have found a suitable and efficient way that allows us text spying on smartphone. The next logical question is which app or software should we opt for. There are many apps out there that say they are the best. We need to keep the following factors in mind the app should be small, it should have stealth and it should not affect the device adversely i.e. drain the battery, use too much RAM, slow the device down, etc.
After extensive searching and experimentation, we found an app that fits the bill. The app is called xnspy and is quite a well-known spying app with great stealth features and very small footprint complementing its discreteness. It provides the app user with a web-based dashboard which can be accessed virtually from anywhere in the world. It monitors all text messages via the different channels such as SMS, IM Chats, and email. It also allows you to set up watchlists for words and has a ton of other useful monitoring and tracking features. Xnspy can also track web activities and has a useful location tracking service as well.

5 Fun and Exciting Birthday Party Themes for Your Kids

Birthday parties are always fun! It’s the happiest day especially in a child’s life. And as parents, we surely wish to give our children the best and most memorable birthday every year.

What’s a better way to celebrate a birthday than to have a party? Well, a birthday party with awesome theme will surely make it more fun, memorable and awesome. Here are some ideas that you could use as inspiration when planning the next birthday party of your child. It’s time to take your party planning skills to another level.
  • Princess Theme – is your baby girl celebrating her 7th birthday party? A princess theme is always a winner! If your daughter is the girly type then she will be ecstatic to have a princess-themed birthday party. She will get to wear a princess costume complete with cute little tiara. If you decide to go for this theme, it is advisable that you set up the venue to be magical and colourful. A tea party sounds very appropriate for the princesses and princes. You can prepare desserts like cakes, cookies, macarons, eclairs, chocolates etc. You can also come up with games appropriate for the theme. 
  • Superhero Theme – well, if the girls have princess theme, the boys will surely love a superhero theme. Little boys love their superheroes. Most of the times they feel and act like they are superhero - like Superman, Batman, Spiderman, The Avengers among many others. You should let your kid choose a superhero that he wants to be in his party then play around the theme. Be sure to announce in the invitation your kid’s costume so no one else will arrive at the party wearing the same costume.
  • Hollywood Theme – another theme that you could prepare for your kid’s party is Hollywood theme. Isn’t it fun to see little girls and boys wearing glamorous outfits – tuxedo and gowns acting and looking like adults? It’s super cute! This theme is perfect to be held during dinnertime. Make sure to arrange the table setting elegantly. You can check physical stores near you or simply buy Harris Scarfe cutlery and plate set online to complete a glamorous and stylish party.
  • Alien Invasion Theme – is your kid a fan of aliens, spaceships, zombies and other scary creatures? An alien invasion-themed party is indeed perfect. You should prepare the venue as scary as possible. It would be great to have booths that will keep the kids entertained all throughout the party. Some games will surely be fun too!
  • Rockstar Theme – another cool idea is to use a rock star theme. Let your kid wear some leather outfits and eyeliner like a cliché rockstar. Prepare some booths for photo, face painting and others. The kids will enjoy this kind of party without a doubt!
Children can be competitive among their friends. They definitely want their birthday party to be the coolest party of the year. So help them achieve this goal by coming up with a themed event. But overall, planning a birthday party will allow you to show your love for your dearest children.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Max Is A New Dog Thanks To #PetSmartGrooming Salon! #Sponsored

This post is sponsored by PetSmart® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about PetSmart Grooming Salons, but we only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmartis not responsible for the content of this article.
We are frequent visitors of PetSmart®. I think of my Maltipoo, Max of my own son. He means the world to me and making sure that he has the best of the best is a priority. Every time I groom him at home, I don't feel like he is getting the best. He is always so choppy and not to mention it is a HUGE mess. Thanks to PetSmart Grooming, he can not only look his best, but mommy can have a breather and let someone else do the work for me. 
When I visited their website and made the appointment, it was super convenient to choose what I wanted to have done for him. Not only do they groom dogs, but they have packages for cats too! Check out the package that I was able to get for my baby, Max! It was so affordable as well. It is important to know that when you take your dog to get groomed, they MUST be up to date on their Rabies shot. Thankfully, Max was. They have options for him, not limited to but including: Bath, Bath with FURminator®, Groom with FURminator®, & Groom. I chose to have him groomed! You can choose a time and a groomer that you want to groom your pet. Grooming includes a haircut and style. 
Service includes Bath services plus a full haircut or shave. When you book online or via the app, you are also able to add additional services. Those services range from A haircut and style.Service includes Bath services plus a full haircut or shave, to Nail Grinding, Stenciling, Nose and Paw Balm, Featuring, Pet Facials, Nail Polish, Chalking and More! Since it was his very first time going, I chose for the basic groom. I did not want him to be overwhelmed at all.Overall, I was so happy with the result. Max was treated great and I will be going back next month. Max was taken care of to the fullest and that is a plus for me. I have never left him with a stranger and I had complete piece of mind knowing that he was okay. Visit a PetSmart Grooming Location near you to get your dog groomed for the Spring Season! You can also visit them on their social media to stay up to date with the latest on things! 
Have you ever visited a PetSmart Grooming Location? I would love to hear!

The Dirty Dunk- Making Laundry Fun For Kids!

My 9-year-old is like other children her age, she never seems to keep her clothes off of the floor in her room and it is always a mess. She doesn't like doing her laundry- but hey, what kid does. We recently came across a new product called The Dirty Dunk! If you haven't heard of The Dunk Collection, check out their Mission Statement!
Mission Statement: The Dunk Collection is about family fun and having its products in every bedroom, dorm room, office and bathroom in America. We connect authentic basketball inspired products to sports minded families seeking exciting and entertaining ways to combat the mundane chores of laundry, trash and bathing. We define our premium experience through our products, our presentation, our customer service and our extraordinary people.
The Dirty Dunk is a pretty neat product to get my child involved with keeping her room clean. It is a great product for dorm rooms with less space as well. This product is neat, and if you watch the video below, my daughter is going to tell you all about it. 
As my daughter mentioned in the post, setting this up is easy. There are padded hooks that go over the door. The rim slide in easily and you pull the button on the string to be sure that it is closed. This product is super sturdy and holds a great amount of her clothing. It comes with a 45“ long nylon net to hold her clothes tight! 
I honestly love how this helps keep Lydia's room clutter free. It is so neat! Overall, I think it is a clever idea and great product. You can purchase this product for $34.99 on their website. This will make the perfect gift for girls, boys and people of all ages! What are you waiting for? Go purchase one today! Visit The Dunk Collection on their social channels to stay up to date with the latest!
Win it: The Dunk Collection is giving one of my readers their own Dirty Dunk! Giveaway is open to the Continental USA. Giveaway will end 4/27. See footer for complete rules. The sponsor will be shipping the winner their prize direct. Goodluck. Enter below!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Refuel on the road with Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas!

*The Small Things received a gift card to facilitate this post*
We love to travel. We love it when we get to stop by a  Pilot Travel Center and Flying J Travel Plaza while on the road. We recently went on a road trip and  Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas were the only gas stations we stopped at while on the road! If you haven't stopped at one, you are missing out. They have approximately 650 interstate travel centers and travel plazas focused on superior customer service and enhanced offerings for trucking companies, professional drivers, RV drivers and traveling motorists.
I always love stopping here because they have the BEST crushed ice. They are also the nicest places to gas up and rest your feet. This past year, Pilot Flying J made significant renovations to bathrooms and showers at Pilot and Flying J locations across North America. The next time you stop at a Pilot Travel Center or Flying J Travel Plaza, your bathroom experience could include Italian tile, state-of-the-art LED lighting, low water consumption toilets and eco-friendly hand dryers.
If you need to refuel your body and grab a bite to eat, you HAVE to try their pizza! It is THE BEST. People don’t usually think they’ll find high-quality, fresh pizza at a travel center, but Pilot Flying J’s PJ Fresh Pizza is “Unexpectedly Awesome.” PJ Fresh Pizzas are made with 100 percent real mozzarella cheese, and its dough is braided on-site by hand. PJ Fresh Pizzas are also prepared with a variety of toppings – from pepperoni and sausage to an array of vegetables. PJ Fresh Pizza is available at more than 250 Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas across North America.
When you’re on the road, quality coffee can be hard to come by. Thankfully, Pilot Flying J offers the “best coffee on the interstate.” Sourced from top regions around the world and roasted by Pilot Flying J’s exclusive head roaster in Portland, Oregon, Pilot Coffee offers seven different blends at most locations, as well as a wide selection of creamers, toppings, syrups and take-home coffee options. And to ensure you have the best possible coffee experience, exclusive Coffee Hostesses can be found at numerous locations, where they work to keep all containers continuously filled and fresh, and offer recommendations to help customers choose the right blend for their needs and tastes.
They also offer Iced Coffee, Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate and of course Soft Drinks and More! Check them out while on the road! You can also check out their locations here.  Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas will not disappoint! They also have a rewards card! If you're a frequent customer or professional driver, Pilot Flying J has rewards designed specifically for you. With MyRewards, it's your card, your choice. To get started, visit any participating Pilot or Flying J location to pick up a MyRewards card then register it on the website! 
You can also get gift cards are these locations! They make great gifts and are easy to use instead of the worries of using a debit card or any worries of losing your wallet! Pilot and Flying J Gift Cards work just like cash at any Pilot or Flying J location. You decide the value and the card retains any unused balance. You may purchase gift cards or add value to the card at any time at participating Pilot and Flying J locations. Great for gifts, thank you's, emergencies, and trips! Be sure to check them out on their social channels to stay up to date with the latest! 
Have you ever stopped at a Pilot Flying J location? 
Win it: One reader is going to win a $50 GC to Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas. The Small Things is sponsoring this prize. The card is good at any location. Check to see if a location is near you, or near where you will travel before entering. Giveaway is open to the USA only. Giveaway ends on  5/10/16. See footer for complete rules. Enter below. Goodluck.

#LondonHasFallen! Coming out on Digital Download and Blu-ray SOON!

Just announced this morning, Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, and Morgan Freeman are back in action for the explosive sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, LONDON HAS FALLEN. It is available on Digital Download May 31st and Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD June 14 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Keep your eyes peeled, I am hoping to secure a review copy so that I can tell you details about bonus features and more! Meanwhile, check out the trailer below!
Visit London Has Fallen on their social channels to stay up to date with the latest!
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Viewing Kit Reveal & More!

A special thanks to our friends at Disney and Hasbro for sending us this movie viewing kit for a feature! 
Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack 4/5 and Digital HD 4/1.You can read more about the release and details such as special features via this blog post.  We were lucky enough to receive a movie viewing kit to feature here on The Small Things, and I wanted to share it with all of YOU!
My 9 year old was super stoked to do a video reveal for all of you to see what we received and she was nervous. Bare with her, but here it is! Our reveal!
This movie kit was pretty amazing. I will break it down for you here on the blog, too! You can find all of these products at retailers such as Toys R Us, Walmart, Target and on Amazon as well!
As mentioned in the video, you can't have a movie viewing party without a movie. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available on Amazon for $19.95. Prices are subject to change at any time. Lydia loved this book. Star Wars absolutely everything you need to know. It tells about the movie and literally everything. It has a SRP of $19.99 but I found it on Amazon for you, for only $12.84!
We received several party supplies to use at our party. You can find Star Wars party kits pretty much anywhere, but they have those on Amazon as well.
The Star Wars First Order Stoomtrooper Nerf  Blaster was a hit. Amazon has it for $33!
Lydia loved her Star Wars Rey Nerf Blaster! Amazon has it for only $24.19!
She also received Star Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Deluxe Electronic Lightsaber. It is $23.99 on Amazon.
She loves this Star Wars: The Force Awakens Home 3.75 inch Home Entertainment Pack Takodana Encounter. It is $39.99 on Amazon and she said she isn't going to open it. 
Lastly, we received a R2-D2 bop it! It has the real voice of C-3PO! This is only $20 on Amazon! I hope you enjoyed checking out all of the items we received! Remember that prices on Amazon are subject to change at any time! Visit Star Wars on their social channels to stay up to date with the latest!
Star Wars on Facebook | Star Wars on Twitter | Star Wars on IG | Star Wars on YouTube
Photo credit: Starwars.com
You can throw the ultimate viewing party! Star Wars has some amazing tips for how-to on their blog! Check it out