SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: September 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Disney's Frozen The Songs CD Review and ~~Giveaway~~ #Frozen #DisneyMusic

**I received a copy of the soundtrack as a member of Entertainment New Media Network.  All opinions are my own and this post may contain affiliate links**

Just in case you don't know me, I am a HUGE Disney Fan and absolutely loved Frozen!!! I was lucky enough to be invited to see parts of Frozen before the movie was even finished!!  I saw the scene with Elsa singing "Let It Go" and even before the movie became the monstrous hit it is now, I knew it was going to be epic!!

My family has also fallen in love with the movie.  Last year for my sons talent show, he sang "In Summer."  I have to say, he was awesome!!

When I was given the chance to review the soundtrack CD, I said but of course!!!  The second it came in the mail, I ran out to my car to start playing it.  The kids and I have listened to it non stop every day in the car.  I can see us wearing it out!!

The CD includes all the great songs from the movie, and goes on sale tomorrow.  You can purchase it through Amazon.  You also have a chance to win a copy here!!  I am giving away two copies of the CD!!  This is a quick giveaway (It ends on Friday,) so get those entries in now!!!


Burbank, CA –On September 30th, Walt Disney Records is set to release Frozen: The Songs featuring all 10 songs from the Oscar ®-winning film, a vinyl edition and a Spanish language version Frozen Canciones de Una Aventura Congelada, plus the digital score album from composer Christophe Beck. The specially priced Songs CD also includes a fold-out poster and stickers.

The Frozen soundtrack is the top-selling album of 2014 and spent 33 consecutive weeks in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, including 13 consecutive weeks at No. 1. It is certified triple Platinum, selling more than 3.2 million units and over 8.4 million tracks. The “Let It Go” film clip from “Frozen” has been viewed over 300 million times on YouTube.

The soundtrack peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Overall Chart (and in 31 countries), plus Amazon’s Overall Music Category, Pop, and Overall MP3 charts. At Spotify, the soundtrack was No. 1 in the U.S. for 14 consecutive weeks, with over one quarter billion streams worldwide. Both versions of “Let It Go” (Idina Menzel and Demi Lovato) have a combined 87 million streams.

The album has sold over 6.2 million units worldwide and has received multi-Platinum and Gold certifications in 18 territories, including 20x Platinum in Korea and 4x Platinum in Japan.

Featuring original songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Winnie the Pooh”) and Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”), and an original score by Christophe Beck (“The Muppets,” Oscar®-winning short “Paperman”), “Frozen” won two Academy Awards® (best animated film and best original song with “Let It Go”) and a Golden Globe® (best animated feature film). It is the fifth highest grossing film of all time and the highest grossing animated film earning more than $1.27 billion globally. Released wide domestically on Nov. 27, 2013, “Frozen” posted the No. 1 industry all-time Thanksgiving debut and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ biggest opening ever. The film’s Feb. 25 digital debut was the biggest digital release (sell-through) ever; its Blu-ray/DVD release on March 18 was No. 1 on the Nielsen overall disc charts for eight non-consecutive weeks.

Frozen: The Songs track list follows:

1. Frozen Heart Performed by Cast
2. Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Performed by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monnand and Katie Lopez
3. For the First Time in Forever Performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel
4. Love Is an Open Door Performed by Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana
5. Let It Go Performed by Idina Menzel
6. Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People Performed by Jonathan Groff
7. In Summer Performed by Josh Gad
8. For the First Time in Forever (Reprise) Performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel
9. Fixer Upper Performed by Maia Wilson and Cast
10. Let It Go (Demi Lovato Version)
Performed by Demi Lovato

Frozen: The Songs, Frozen: The Songs Vinyl Soundtrack, Frozen Canciones de Una Aventura Congelada and the Frozen Score digital album will be available on September 30, 2014. The Songs album and vinyl are now available for pre-order at

Frozen: The Songs:

Frozen: The Songs Vinyl:

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**I received a copy of the soundtrack as a member of Entertainment New Media Network.  All opinions are my own and this post may contain affiliate links**

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Macy's Boston Tree Search Contest @Macys #Christmas #Spon

**I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.**


I am a Christmas junky!!  It is my favorite holiday, and I look forward to it every year.  Thanksgiving ends, and on Black Friday all my decorations are up and lights are on!!  

It is a tradition for us to get our Christmas tree either Friday or Saturday after turkey day at the latest.  We spend hours searching for that perfect tree!! I make my Husband hold them up so I can look at them from all different angles!!  He also does the needle test, where he stomps the tree a little to see how much falls off!!

For me, I need a tree that doesn't shed a lot, smells nice, is full and sturdy enough to hold all of my precious ornaments, and is at least 6 ft tall.  This is our last years tree, and I think we did a great job with it!!

We buy our trees from a local farmer.  We only have one tree on our property, and it would not make a very good Christmas tree.  I have always wanted to grow my own, and I have tried.  They never survive though :(

Do you have terrific Christmas trees on your property??  Do you have that one tree that is just perfect??  How would you like to make it a star??

Macy's and the City of Boston, are looking for that just right tree to be THE TREE on their Downtown Crossings Marquee for the upcoming 2014 Holiday Season!!  If you are willing to donate your tree, Macy's and the City of Boston will harvest, transport and position the tree, and give you a $1000 Macy's gift card as a big thank you!!

They are looking for only evergreen trees, either fir or spruce, standing 40-50 feet tall and displaying full brush to be considered. It must also have a single trunk from top to bottom and be easily accessed by our harvesting crew.

To enter the contest, take a photo of your perfect tree, and send it along with a 4x6 card with your name, daytime phone number, address, email address, location and height of the tree to:

Macy's Perfect Tree Search, Attn: Macy's 

Special Events, 11 Penn Plaza, 11th Floor, NYC, NY 10001

Hurry and get those entries in.  The contest ends on October 10th!!  I hope one of you gets picked!!!  I can't wait to see the final display!!!

**I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.**

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Giveaway Link Up 9/26/14

Have a great weekend everyone!!

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tips for Setting Up an Online Store #Sponsored

**This post is a sponsored post written by someone else.  I was compensated for this post.**

Setting up an online retail store has gotten easier over the years with many companies offering to create websites, provide hosting services and update the site for a relatively low cost. In fact, there are many options available that let you create your own website using simple-to-use templates. However, unlike the movie “Field of Dreams,” just because you build it does not mean they will come. You must understand how to get search engines to find the site, something known as ranking. You must then get customers to purchase from the site, a process known as conversion. Finally, you want those customers returning to buy again, something called retention. These tips can help you with your ranking, conversion and retention so that your online store is a success.

Be Unique

One of the most important things to remember about websites is that search engines want to return results that are unique. If you are selling products you are producing yourself, that is usually not difficult. However, if you are selling items manufactured by someone else, chances are you will be using product feeds that include pictures and descriptions supplied by the manufacturer. This means your content may be exactly the same as a competitor’s content. Instead of simply placing the manufacturer’s description on the site, rewrite the descriptions in your own words. Consider taking your own photos with the products in use rather than using the ones provided by the manufacturer. The more unique your site, the more likely it is to get found by search engines.

Establish Yourself as an Expert

The internet provides a wide range of places for people to shop and it is difficult for a new company to compete based on price. Therefore, establish yourself as an expert in your industry by writing a high-quality blog post on your industry. Include links to your products to bring customers to your website. Share what knowledge you have regarding your product niche so that customers feel they can come to you when they have specific questions.

SEO Matters

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is critical to success in today’s online world. SEO is an ever-changing process and it is important to keep up with changes to search engine algorithms and adjust your website accordingly. It is harder for product pages to rank as high in search engines than blogs or white papers as product descriptions are normally short, making them less attractive to search engines. Expand the page content by allowing customers to share products and opinions using social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.

These simple tips can help you grow your online retail store even with the stiff competition that exists today. By developing knowledge of SEO, establishing yourself as an expert and creating a unique, easy-to-load website, you will develop the rankings, conversions and retentions you want when you start an ecommerce store

**This post is a sponsored post written by someone else.  I was compensated for this post.**

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series On DVD October 21st

Winner of an amazing 22 Emmy® Awards, Pee-wee's Playhouse is a cultural touchstone for a generation and for the first time in beautiful high-defnition, Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series is arriving in a highly anticipated 8-Disc Blu-ray™ Box Set October 21st from Shout! Factory! Scream along to the secret word with Pee-wee Herman and pals in 45 wildly entertaining episodes meticulously remastered, including Pee-wee's Christmas Special. Fans and readers can pre-order Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray™ box set now at: Amazon

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Pee-wee’s PlayhouseThe Complete Series
Bring Home This Highly Anticipated 8-Disc Blu-ray™ Box Set
Featuring All 45 Wildly Entertaining Episodes and the Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special

All Remastered in Spectacular High-Definition!


Experience Pee-wee’s Playhouse like never before! All 45 wacky episodes, plus the Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special, have been meticulously remastered from the original film elements — and now you can see this ground-breaking series for the first time in beautiful high-definition!  

Scream along to the secret word with Pee-wee Herman and his pals: Jambi the Genie, Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Reba the mail lady, Captain Carl, Magic Screen, Conky, Globey, Chairry, Pterri, Randy and all the rest. Pee-wee’s PlayhouseThe Complete Series Blu-ray box set, with special bonus content, debuts on home entertainment shelves October 21, 2014 from Shout! Factory.   Also available to own on the same day is
Pee-wee’s PlayhouseSeasons One and Two in a high-definition 4-DVD set. Mecka-lecka hi, Mecka-hiney ho!

Winner of an amazing 22 Emmy® Awards, Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a cultural touchstone for a generation, and its visually dynamic design and offbeat sense of humor were a genuine phenomenon.  Whether reliving childhood memories or introducing this beloved series to a new generation, the newly re-mastered Pee-wee’s Playhouse will take you back to being a kid.  This is an essential Blu-ray collection for loyal fans and collectors.

TV Guide named Pee-wee’s Playhouse #10 on their list of THE TOP 25 CULT TELEVISION SHOWS EVER!  For over 25 years, the enormously popular Pee-wee Herman and innovative television series Pee-wee’s Playhouse, created by, and starring Paul Reubens, has captured a special place in the hearts of millions of viewers, young and old.  Since its initial premiere on CBS in 1986, this highly acclaimed children’s program became Saturday morning appointment viewing for kids in the ‘80s and ‘90s and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist ever since.

Pee-wee’s Playhouse is an educational, artistic and entertaining show that teaches kids strong ‘life lessons.’  With its innovative production design and Reubens’ rich original characters and humor, Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a magical place that sparks creativity and imagination—and brings joy to children and adults alike. Parents and grown-ups have always enjoyed the show’s many double entendres. The series features beloved regulars Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne), Reba the Mail Lady (S. Epatha Merkerson), Miss Yvonne (Lynne Marie Stewart), Captain Carl (Phil Hartman), The King of Cartoons (William Marshall), Jambi the Genie (John Paragon), Ricardo (Vic Trevino) and Mrs. Rene (Suzanne Kent). And of course, Chairry, Pterri, Conky, Magic Screen, Clocky, Cool Cat, Dirty Dog, Chicky Baby, Penny, the Dinosaur family, and the rest of the gang!

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: Season 4 New Featurette

About “R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series”
Anthological storytelling comes to television in this half-hour, live-action children's series that embraces the thrill of the chill, the nervous page-turning giggle and the scream that only comes when someone - or something - touches your shoulder on a dark and stormy night. "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series," winner of the 2013 and 2014 Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Children's Series, takes viewers, young and old, on a creepy new adventure every week. This is the show kids won't let their parents watch by themselves! The series is inspired by the master of kids' horror R.L. Stine ("Goosebumps").

For Immediate Release
August 25, 2014


Celebrity Actors China Anne McClain, Sean Giambrone, Mason Cook, Luke Benward, Nolan Gould, Joey King, Freya Tingley and Margot Kidder To Star in Episodes of the Spooky Anthology Series

LOS ANGELES — “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series,” the Hub Network’s hit, spooky anthology series, inspired by the master of kids’ horror R.L. Stine (“Goosebumps”), returns Saturday, October 4 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT with several stand-out guest stars. The all-star list includes China Anne McClain (“A.N.T. Farm,” “Sing Your Face Off”), Sean Giambrone (“The Goldbergs”), Mason Cook (“The Lone Ranger,” “Legends”), Luke Benward (“Cloud 9,” “Ravenswood”), Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”), Joey King (“OZ the Great and Powerful,” “Fargo”), Freya Tingley (“Hemlock Grove,” “Once Upon a Time”) and acclaimed actress Margot Kidder (“Superman”). The fourth season of the half-hour series will introduce a new set of spine-chilling thrills taking viewers young and old on a creepy new adventure every week on the Hub Network, champions of family fun and the only network dedicated to providing kids and their families entertainment they can watch together.

The fright-fest kicks off with two episodes airing back-to-back featuring Sean Giambrone and Mason Cook. In the episode “I’m Not Martin” airing at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, Giambrone stars as “Sean,” a hospital patient set to get his tonsils removed, but fears the cursed hospital may have other plans that include amputating his foot. This episode is based on the short story of the same name written by R.L. Stine.  

Followed by that is “Grandpa’s Glasses” at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT featuring Mason Cook as “Bo,” a curious boy who accompanies his mother to his deceased grandfather’s home. After trying on his grandfather’s glasses, he realizes they may not be alone in the house, as a sinister spirit seems to be lurking about.

“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series,” winner of the 2013 and 2014 Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Children’s Series, is produced by Front Street Pictures in association with The Hatchery, LLC. with Dan Angel (“Goosebumps”), Billy Brown (“X-Files”), Harvey Kahn (“We Don’t Live Here Anymore”) and Kim Arnott (“The Debaters”) serving as executive producers.

Guest Star Bios:
China Anne McClain is an actress and singer whose starring roles include the Disney Channel Original Movie “How to Build a Better Boy,” the Disney series “A.N.T. Farm,” for which she won an NAACP Image Award, ABC’s reality singing competition “Sing Your Face Off,” which she won, and Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne.” She also sings in a pop girl group with her sisters called McCLAIN. (Episode airs November 8, 2014)

Sean Giambrone currently stars as the youngest family member on ABC’s sitcom “The Goldbergs.” He is also a series regular on Cartoon Network’s animated series “Clarence” and will soon be voicing the lead character in the upcoming film “Russell Mania.” (Episode airs October 4, 2014)

Mason Cook is a series regular on TNT’s new hit drama “Legends” and recurs on ABC’s sitcom “The Goldbergs.” In 2012, he starred as Eddie Munster in NBC’s Halloween special “Mockingbird Lane.” His feature film credits include supporting roles in “The Lone Ranger” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” and a starring role in “Spy Kids 4.” (Episode airs October 4, 2014)

Luke Benward recently starred in the hit Disney Channel Original Movie “Cloud 9” and recently recurred on the ABC Family drama series “Ravenswood.” He can next be seen leading the cast in the Civil War motion picture “Field of Lost Shoes.” His past credits include lead and supporting roles in such movies as “How to Eat Fried Worms,” “Minutemen,” “Girl vs. Monster,” “We Were Soldiers” and “Dear John.” He also recently recurred on the Disney series “Good Luck Charlie.” (Episode airs November 1, 2014)

Nolan Gould is best known for playing Luke Dunphy in the Emmy® Award-winning series “Modern Family.” He has previously guest starred on the Hub Network’s “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series” and Disney’s “Good Luck Charlie,” and has had roles in such films as “Field of Lost Shoes,” “The To-Do List” and “Friends with Benefits.” (Episode airs November 15, 2014)  

Joey King was recently seen in the series “Fargo” on FX, as well as the films “Wish I Was Here,” “OZ the Great and Powerful” as the China Girl, “White House Down,” “The Conjuring” and “The Dark Knight Rises.” Her past film roles include starring as Ramona in “Ramona and Beezus,” “Crazy Stupid Love” and “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.” She was also a series regular on NBC’s “Bent” and guest starred on the Hub Network’s “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.” (Episode airs November 29, 2014)

Freya Tingley recently starred on “Hemlock Grove” on Netflix and had a recurring role as Wendy Darling on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.” In 2014, she played Frankie Valli’s daughter Francine in “Jersey Boys” and was the lead in the Lifetime television movie “The Choking Game.” (Episode airs October 25, 2014) 

Margot Kidder is an acclaimed film actress best known for playing Lois Lane in the “Superman” movies of the 1970s and 1980s. She has also starred in the films “The Amityville Horror,” “Willie and Phil,” “Some Kind of Hero” and “The Great Waldo Pepper.” Kidder recently guest starred on the television series “Smallville” and “Brothers and Sisters.” (Episode airs October 18, 2014)

About the Hub Network

The Hub Network is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) that champions family fun by providing relatable, funny, family friendly entertainment experiences that children and their parents can enjoy together. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub Network’s lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at The Hub Network rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in more than 70 million U.S. households. The Hub Network logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
To find the channel in your area, please visit and check the channel locator at the top of the page.

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

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