Monday, October 7, 2019


The stars of Disney’s upcoming “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” celebrated the film’s world premiere in Hollywood at the El Capitan Theatre last week. Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skein and Jenn Murray joined director Joachim Rønning, screenwriters Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue, and producers Joe Roth and Duncan Henderson.“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” opens October 1, 2019.

In Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” a sequel to the 2014 global box office hit, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play. The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Philip is cause for celebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors, as the wedding serves to unite the two worlds. When an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be family.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Book Review: Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine

East meets West in the kitchen as you discover the nourishing treasure of Chinese medicine.

Food is our most powerful medicine. In this book, "Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine", it teaches us how to apply the ancient wisdom and traditions of Chinese medicine to food. You'll be introduced to a new way of thinking about yourself and you will learn what you need to eat to achieve balance and ultimately improve your health.

Eating is something we must do to survive and thrive. But, eating is also about togetherness, connection to ourselves, others and nature around use, as well as about culture and pleasure.

Eating is a sensorial experience and in this book, Ellen Goldsmith, licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese medicine practitioner and educator, and Maya Klein, recipe developer and culinary expert, have created a delicious journey through the seasons and suggested seasonal menus as well a complete section on over 30 condiments and recipes for everything from post-partum to post-surgery to help rebuild vitality.

There is an entire body of knowledge about food and healing that has been well-recorded in China for over 2500 years and embedded in their everyday lives. A great many people have lost their connection to food as a source of healing and health. The wisdom shared in this book can be adapted across many cultures to help people reconnect to the fundamental source of their health: food. This is essentially a food therapy book embedded in the wisdom of East, translated for the West with brings pleasure to nourishment and healing for you and your family.

The 200+ enticing recipes, organized by season, help you easily put the theory of Chinese medicine into practice. You'll soon be on your way to utilizing the principles you've learned and applying them where they count most -- in your kitchen.

About the Authors:

Ellen Goldsmith, MSOM, L.Ac., Dip. C.H., is Co-founder of Pearl Natural Health, a naturopathic, acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic in Portland, Oregon. She is a graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine, with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine.

Ellen is a licensed acupuncturist, and certified in Chinese herbalism. She has taught Chinese Dietetics and its application in practice for NUNM’s Classical Chinese medicine program for the past 14 years and is currently adjunct faculty for the Masters of Science of Nutrition program and the Undergraduate College. 

Maya Klein’s passion for food has brought her to recipe development and cooking instruction, a departure from her professional training as an economist. Her Japanese and Czech heritage are reflected in her flexibility and innovation; the wide difference between these cuisines has facilitated her stretch outside of conventional foodways. 

Maya's work includes recipe development and testing for commercial clients and for numerous cookbooks, including The Joy of Cooking and eight books as assistant to Alice Medrich. She is co-author with Alice Medrich of James Beard Award -- winner Flavor Flours.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the above book for my review in this post. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Six Month Countdown to 100th Vancouver Auto Show

Jimmy Pattison Named Honourary Chair of 100th Anniversary Auto Procession 

Vancouver, BC – Six months from today the doors of the Vancouver Convention Centre West (VCC) will open and history will be made as western Canada’s best attended trade and consumer event, the Vancouver International Auto Show, will mark its 100th anniversary.

The Vancouver Auto Show has always been a showcase for new technology, and the celebratory event (March 25-29, 2020) will reflect British Columbia’s rich automobile history, while also showcasing what’s next for the industry.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming auto enthusiasts from across British Columbia and the Northwest to the 2020 event,” says Blair Qualey, President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA), which also presents the annual Show. “Planning for the 100th event started more than a year ago, and we’re excited to showcase many special vehicles, activations and displays that will be part of the 2020 event. Today marks the official countdown to the start of the celebration.”

Highlights of the 2020 show will include a special procession that will wind its way through the streets of Vancouver, ending at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, to officially open the show.

“We are honoured to announce one of the most impactful contributors to the sector in Canada, Mr. Jimmy Pattison, will be our Honorary 100th Anniversary event Chair and the Grand Marshall of the procession,” added Jeff Hall, Chairman of the NCDA Board of Directors. “The 100th Anniversary procession will include vehicles that represent each decade of the Vancouver Auto Show.”

“I’m very proud of our own involvement in the automotive industry. It’s where our company began back in 1961,” said Mr. Jim Pattison. “Today, the automotive industry remains the heart of our organization.”

Other highlights will include a special invitational Concours style showcase that will include more than fifty special vehicles, some never previously displayed, as well as a Look To The Future display, showcasing emerging and advanced technology options for consumers.

For more detailed information about the Vancouver Auto Show, March 25-29, 2020, and its many features, visit: www.VancouverInternationalAutoShow.com

About the Vancouver International Auto Show

The Vancouver International Auto Show is owned and operated by the New Car Dealers Association of BC (www.newcardealers.ca). It is British Columbia’s new model showcase for the Canadian automotive industry and represents nearly 40 distinct brands from the world’s leading manufacturers.
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Monday, September 23, 2019

Disney’s “Mulan” Official Teaser Trailer

The epic tale of a fearless young woman who risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known, opens in theatres on March 27, 2020.

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Enter to Win 1 of 10 Xcentz Sports Headphones [US Only]

Welcome to the Xcentz Sports Headphones Giveaway!

Hosted by: Love, Mrs. Mommy
Sponsored by: XCentz
Product Details:
  • Bluetooth 5.0 Headphones: Xcentz Bluetooth neckband headphones has double moving coil so you can get superb bass sound. The latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology features faster & stable signal transmission, clearer sound quality and lower power consumption. 
  • Extended Playtime: Listen for up to 8 hours nonstop on a single charge. A 10-minute charge keeps you going for 70 minutes. 
  • IPX7 Sweatproof: Sweatproof design keeps liquids out and the internal components protected.
  • Magnetic Earbuds: The built-in magnet attracts the earplugs when you don’t use them. Versatility used in running, jogging, gym and other kinds of sports. 
  • Lightweight Neckband: Xcentz Bluetooth neckband headsets weigh only 0.75oz in flexible and durable silicone material. 3 different ear tips size (S, M, L) offer personalized comfort and stability.

We're giving away 10 of these sports headphones, but if you want to buy one outright, we have an exclusive coupon code! When you buy the Xcentz Sports Headphones on Amazon, enter code XCENTZS88 to drop the price to $17.99 + FREE shipping! Expires October 20, 2019.


TEN (10) lucky winners will each receive a pair of Xcentz Sports Headphones!

Giveaway open Worldwide and must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway ends October 20th, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

FORD v FERRARI: New Trailer & Poster Released - In Theatres November 14!

20th Century Fox has released a new trailer and poster for their upcoming film FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale). The film follows Shelby and Miles, who battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. FORD v FERRARI also stars Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon. The film will be released on November 14 by The Walt Disney Studios.

Watch the new trailer HERE: https://youtu.be/I3h9Z89U9ZA

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Production Underway in South Carolina on Disney+ Original Film "SAFETY" Directed by Reginald Hudlin from Walt Disney Pictures

BURBANK, Calif. (September 13, 2019) — Production has begun on Walt Disney Pictures’ “Safety,” a drama inspired by the uplifting true story of former Clemson safety Ray McElrathbey, in South Carolina. The film, which is directed by Oscar® nominee Reginald Hudlin (“Django Unchained,” “Marshall”), written by Randy McKinnon (“Where the Water Runs”) and Nick Santora (“Scorpion,” “The Fugitive at Quibi”) and produced by Mark Ciardi (“Chappaquiddick,” “Invincible”), will stream exclusively on Disney+.

“Safety” is the empowering story of Ray McElrathbey, a young man facing a series of challenging circumstances, whose faith and persistence help him to triumph over repeated adversities and play football on scholarship at Clemson University, all while struggling to raise and care for his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr.

“This is a powerful script that touches everyone who reads it; and now we are assembling a cast of wonderful young actors who will bring Ray McElrathbey’s amazing true story to life on the screen,” says director Reginald Hudlin.

“Safety” will film on locations in both Clemson, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia before wrapping production in mid-November. The film starsJay Reeves (“All American”) as Ray; Thaddeus J. Mixson (“The Grind”) as Fahmarr; and Corinne Foxx (“47 Meters Down: Uncaged”) as Kaycee.

About Disney+:

Launching on November 12, 2019, Disney+ will be the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, together, for the first time. From The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney+ will offer ad-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content. Alongside unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment, and 30 seasons of “The Simpsons” in the U.S., the service will also be the exclusive streaming home for films released by The Walt Disney Studios in 2019 and beyond, including “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Aladdin,” “Toy Story 4,” “The Lion King,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” “Frozen 2,”and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The service will launch in select geographic territories, including U.S., Canada, and The Netherlands, followed shortly by Australia and New Zealand, with the expectation to be available in all major markets within the first two-years. Visit DisneyPlus.com to learn more.

About Walt Disney Studios:

For more than 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world.
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