Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Movie Trailer Tuesday - St. Vincent

Welcome to "Movie Trailer Tuesday - my weekly blog feature where I share movie/dvd recommendations by posting a quick blurb and movie trailer for you to check out. 

What good movies have you recently watched? Feel free to share in the comments below...


With his parents going through an ugly divorce, 12-year-old Oliver has to move to a new home and start a new school. Feeling a little lonely, Oliver begins spending time with his next door neighbor, Vincent - a grumpy old guy who doesn't like anyone, drinks too much and likes to gamble. Although theirs seems like an unlikely friendship, Oliver and Vincent soon find themselves greatly affected by one another.

I like this movie and have, in fact, watched it several times. While the story line may seem a little cliche, it really turned out to be original and heart-warming. Bill Murray does an excellent job playing a cantankerous old grump. And, as a big fan of Melissa McCarthy, it was nice to see her in a somewhat more serious role than her usual comedic characters. Definitely worth the watch!

Rated PG-13 - Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

World of Millions Swag Code Extravaganza

I am sharing the following post c/o Swagbucks. I am a long-time, happy member of Swagbucks and this post contains my referral link. All opinions expressed are my own.

After 7 plus years, Swagbucks has reached a major milestone today - $100 million in gift cards and cash paid out to its members - WOW! 

To celebrate, they’re giving away tons of points (called SB) that you can use to get free gift cards or cash back!


1. The World of Millions Swag Code Extravaganza - 6 Swag Codes (*HINT* These are not the actual codes but the places you can look to find the codes at specified times; times listed are Pacific Time)

7 am PT - Answers
9 am PT - nCrave
11 am PT - Watch
1 pm PT - Shop
3 pm PT - Search
5 pm PT - Instagram

2. Earn 100 SB Get 100 SB - For the 30th only, you can earn up to 400 bonus SB combined through the following activities
  • Discover = Earn 100 SB get a 100 SB Swag Up 
  • nCrave = Earn 125 SB get a 100 SB Swag Up 
  • Answer (Surveys Only) = Earn 150 SB get a 100 Swag Up 
  • Watch Mobile = Earn 200 SB get a 100 Swag Up 

Not a Swagbucks member yet? With back-to-school shopping completed and the holidays quickly approaching, a lot of you are probably thinking about your gift shopping list. Swagbucks is a fun rewards program that gives consumers free gift cards and cash and helps families pay for the holidays simply by doing what they are already doing online like shopping, searching the web, watching videos and sharing their opinions. Here’s a video showing how fun and easy it can be…


There is no limit to how many points Swagbucks members can earn and they never expire. Points can be redeemed for cash via PayPal or for gift cards for hundreds of retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and more. Sign up today and if you earn 300 points, called SB today (that's equivalent to a $3 Amazon Gift Card), you’ll get an additional 300 SB bonus on top of everything else!

I am a long-time member of Swagbucks and have earned countless gift cards and paypal cash. Right now, I'm well on my way to using these rewards to help cover this year's Christmas shopping. It really is so easy and fun!

It’s simple, it’s free and it works. Click here to join today!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Available Now On Blu-ray and DVD - Spy (#SpyInsiders Giveaway)


I am sharing this information as a member of the Fox Home ENT Insiders Blogging Program. In exchange for my participation in this campaign, I received a free copy of this film. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. 

 Available Now on Blu-ray and DVD

 The Locked & Loaded Blu-ray™ Release Comes Armed with an Unrated Cut, the Theatrical Cut, and more than two hours of outrageous bonus features
Queen of Comedy Melissa McCarthy “in her funniest movie yet” (Leonard Maltin, LeonardMaltin.com) embarks on the mission of a lifetime as secret agent Susan Cooper in SPY. 

The global ensemble cast features Jason Statham, Jude Law and Rose Byrne who deliver hysterical performances in this summer blockbuster hit that totaled over $100 million in the domestic box office. The movie was adored by critics who gave it an astounding 95% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com.

McCarthy is armed and hilarious in this “outrageously entertaining” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) comedy hit from director Paul Feig (The Heat, Bridesmaids). Deskbound CIA analyst Susan Cooper (McCarthy) is about to become the world’s newest — and unlikeliest — secret weapon. When her partner (Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Statham) is compromised, Susan volunteers to go deep undercover and bring down a deadly arms dealer. Loaded with wise-cracking action and adventure, SPY is a mission impossible to resist! 

One lucky Alas 3 Lads reader is going to win a copy of Spy

*This giveaway is open to U.S. residents who are 18 or older. One random winner will be selected from all eligible entries. Please make sure I have valid contact information for you in case you are the winner. Winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

*Giveaway ends on 10-5-15 

I'm such a fan of Melissa McCarthy...the lady is just hilarious! What about you? Tell me your favorite Melissa McCarthy movie in the comments section below and you will be entered to win a free copy of SPY.  

You may gain extra entries by tweeting the message below. Leave a comment on this post with your tweet link (you may do this 1 x per day; must leave separate comment for each tweet): 

 Enter to win SPY - one of the funniest movies of the year, starring Melissa McCarthy #SpyInsiders http://tinyurl.com/onh97fa

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fall Ankle Boots Under $50

One of my favorite things about fall is pulling out the boots, scarves, and cozy sweaters - I REALLY love the cool, crisp weather!

When it comes to boots, the options are practically limitless. You can find so many different styles and colors in every price range. This year, the ankle boot trend continues to be very popular. I love the versatility of ankle boots; they work with jeans, skirt, dresses, or even shorts. Whether you want an easy casual look or something more dressy, ankle boots are just the thing.

I recently bought myself two new pair of ankle boots. While I was browsing around online, I found some really great choices. Here are a few of my favorites -- all under $50.

Willow Slouch Boots at Payless
$44.99 (Payless currently has their BOGO 50% off)

Bass Blaine at 6pm.com

Michael Ginnie at Off Broadway Shoe

Report Anise at 6pm.com

Mixed Faux-Leather Ankle Boots at Old Navy

Faux-Suede Zip Ankle Boots at Old Navy