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October 31, 2014

The Retro Monsters Cereals are back - And this time with snacks! #retromonstercereal #PlatefullCoOp

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I can remember eating the monster cereals as a child growing up. I always thought they were so cool and wondered why they didn't make a cartoon out of them. When things like this make a reappearance I'm always excited because then I can share them with my kids. Of course they don't always think everything from my childhood is cool. However, they did think these cereals were awesome. I think it was the marshmallow pieces, but my son said it was the taste of the cereal itself. He even went as far as asking to open all three boxes at once so he could mix them to see how they would taste all together. I thought it was a little strange, but both kids seemed to enjoy it. Who knows? Maybe it will hit the shelves someday as Monster Mix-ups or something crazy like that.

This time when the cereals came out they were accompanied by some awesome snack items too. My daughter and I had fun putting the "tattoos" on our tongues from the Fruit Roll-Ups. As for the Count Chocula Treats..well, my son ate the entire box minus the one my daughter was able to get her hands on when the box was first opened. Let me tell you she was NOT happy. Looks like this mommy will be heading to Target this weekend to stock up on some monster snacks before they are gone too!

The Retro Monsters are back! Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry cereals are once again hitting the shelves at Target in their retro packaging and they’ve brought Monsters snack items for you to enjoy as well. Try Count Chocula Treats, Boo Berry Fruit Roll-Ups and Franken Berry Fruit Roll-Ups in special retro packaging, found exclusively at Target. Perfect for nostalgic cereal fans and Halloween lovers, Monsters cereals and snacks are fun for the whole family. You can see more about The Retro Monsters on Facebook here:

Feeln Movie Subscription Service & Prize Pack #Giveaway (5 winners) - Ends 11-14

I've owned a Roku box for awhile now and have checked out a few different subscriptions services for watching movies and television shows. I've found some that I removed after the free intro period was over, and I've found a few I'm still using. One of them I have that I've really enjoyed is Feeln. It's full of family friendly movies that we can all enjoy together. The first movie I noticed that was available was Ferris Bueller's Day Off - a great movie in my book. Then I saw The Karate Kid, Grease, Free Willy, and the list goes on. I however ended up starting with the movie Click with Adam Sandler because I remembered it being good for some laughs. It had both of my kids, and even my husband laughing in no time. That to me says a good family movie night. I am so glad that I've had the opportunity to check out Feeln and plan to keep using it with my family. This weekend we plan to check out some of the Feeln originals to see what they are like.

Feeln is a movie subscription service featuring films that entertain, inspire and delight audiences of all ages. Subscribers can enjoy a broad range of movies, including Hollywood blockbusters, critically acclaimed Oscar winners, Feeln Originals, and classic favorites.

Try it now:
You can sign up for a FREE 1-week subscription to try out Feeln for yourself. Feeln can be activated on Roku, XBox, Google TV products, your computer, and on your Apple or Android tablet or phone with their easy to use app.

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5 lucky readers will each win a 1-year Subscription to and promo prize pack. This giveaway will end November 15th at 12:00 AM EST. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If no response, a new winner will be chosen. Open to residents of the US.

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Gamesformotion put a "Sweet Spin" on Childhood Games with Chocolate Pieces

The idea of combining games and chocolate together in my opinion is genius! It's the two things most kids would tell you are two of their favorite things: candy and games. The first game we opted to play was Candy Land. It's one of my daughters favorite games so I was pretty excited to see just how it would be played out with her. It had four character pieces so we were all able to play together at the same time. The chocolate pieces in this one were the replacements for the color cards you use in the original game for moving your person closer to the candy castle. And the reward was a golden chocolate coin for being the first to reach the end. Lots of great uses of chocolate! We ended up playing the game a few times before we opted to start digging into the chocolate squares. It was really a lot of fun, and with the extra incentive of winning chocolate in the end the kids were even more competitive than usual to win. But it was all good in the end because there were plenty of chocolates for everyone. We saved a few of the games for some cousins that are coming to visit soon so we can share the fun (and chocolates) with them too.

Gamesformotion (, announced today the release of classic childhood board game favorites including Candy Land, Monopoly, Clue, Battleship and more, which will all exclusively feature game pieces that you can eat. All of the chocolate games have the same essential features as their famous counterparts, except that their cards and letter tiles have been replaced with the finest Belgian milk chocolate encased within printed wrappers. Rules for all of the games have been slightly modified by Gamesformotion to ensure they’re always fun and easy to play. Now instead of playing solely for the bragging rights of winning, in many of the games, you now win all of the chocolate that you could hope for in one sitting.

Buy it:
All games will be available at Target, CVS, at select SuperValu store locations, Kmart,, Meijer and Fred Meyer, Bed Bath & Beyond and select smaller distributors with retail prices starting at only $9.99.