Adventures of Puss in Boots Only on Netflix

The Adventures of Puss in Boots premiered on Netflix January 16th and children, and parents, everywhere are thrilled. We love the adventure and laughter it brings!

Perhaps you have heard of the legend, the daring hero who craves adventure, seeks know, Puss in Boots!
The Adventures of Puss and Boots Netflix

Now, the world's favorite feline hero, lover will don his signature footwear and spring into action in the all-new Netflix original series from Dream Works Animation,

The Adventures of Puss in Boots named "Best Animated Film of the Year."

"Voiced by Antonio Banderas, the dauntless feline of legend goes on an animated adventure to purloin a priceless golden-egg-laying goose. To help him on his mission, Puss brings along his friends Humpty Dumpty and the super-stealthy Kitty Softpaws."

I am here to tell you Puss in Boots has gotten the green light here!  So fun. We are so thrilled that the boys have these adventures readily available right on the iPad. So yes, showcasing their spectacular visual style and cast of brand-new characters! Now, it is streaming on Netflix!
Cedarmont Kids Bible Songs Netflix

Moms are all happy about the Cedarmont Kids Bible Songs on Netflix! Our children love the Bible Songs!  We love the availability of those on Netflix.

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Check out Netflix for the Adventures of Puss and Boots and The Cedarmont Kids Bible Songs for Kids. The streaming is fabulous. We use our iPad for the boys. They love it. And I have to say, we do as well. We are so happy with our Netflix.

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Netflix. I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions are my own. 

AT&T Go Phone 4GT LTE PrePaid Phone

CarolinaMama NC State Fair with AT&T

We are long time AT&T Customers for our iPhones. We have great connectivity and their service is excellent. I was thrilled to be contacted to help test drive the new AT&T Go Phone 4GT LTE, including trying it out at the NC State Fair. We love AT&T and the NC State Fair is a Fall family favorite. It's a perfect combination.

AT&T Booth 4GT LTE NC State Fair

Here we are having fun taking in the beautiful Carolina Blue NC State Fair day! And of course, sharing the love of the Giant Turkey Legs! What a riot! We went for the apples that were fresh in the NC Produce Exhibit!

We could not resist our photo by the Largest NC Grown Pumpkin! :) 
1,403 .lbs! WINNER! 

NC State Fair Pumpkin Winner! 1,403 .lbs 

We loved getting to see one of our son's NC State Fair Essay Competition WIN!  He won 2nd Place for his age division and we were so thrilled! It was wondertul to see it on display in the Literary Exhibition Hall.

The Go Phone 4GT LTE took this photo of my Boulder Mountain Man and me in this Helecopter at the Fair. The photographer was a ways away and the photo is terrific even under the Southern pines! 

It is a wonderful phone. The screen is a great size. It is not too big or not too small. The phone is very user friendly. As usual, our boys picked it up and instinctively were able to navigate it and they showed us how to use it. :)

Look at the clarity of the 4GT LTE.  Love it!

It has all of the Smart Phone capabilities with the option to pay with a prepaid SIM Card. We love this for children. You can control how much you upload and when. We liked this. We were able to allot a certain amount of money to be used on phone time and texting. This was easy to reload.

You can also put your Go Phone on your smart phone plan. Our boys are young so we used the prepaid option. It was ideal and the photos were beautiful!

As a Social Media Mom, I loved the ease of taking great quality photos and uploading them to APPS right from the NC State Fair Grounds. Fun!!

Now, you can search the best Nation Wide Plans:

"New and existing AT&T GoPhone customers can bring their own 4G or 4G LTE smartphone or choose a GoPhone device to connect to AT&T’s nation’s largest 4G network. AT&T 4G and 4G LTE service is available with any of the new GoPhone smartphone plans, which include:
  • $60 a month for 2 GB of data, unlimited nationwide calling, and unlimited messaging — now double the data at a lower monthly price. Additional data is available for $10 per 1 GB. 
  • $40 a month for 200 MB of data, 500 minutes of nationwide calling, and unlimited messaging. Additional data is available for $5 per 100 MB.
  • $25 a month for 250 minutes of nationwide calling and unlimited messaging, with an optional data package of 50 MB for an additional $5 a month. 
  • All GoPhone monthly plans include international texts from the U.S. to Mexico, Canada and 100 other countries."

Other great options include: 

ATT&T GoPhone monthly plans are also available for quick messaging and basic phones, with several plans to choose from. For $35 a month, basic phone customers can get 500 minutes of nationwide calling, unlimited data and unlimited messaging.
AT&T GoPhone smartphone customers can also choose a $50 unlimited talk and text plan with Wi-Fi data only. 
For more information on AT&T GoPhone and a complete listing of plans, visit

Check out the Go Phone 4GT LTE, and We'll see you next year!  Thank you AT&T! 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by AT&T. All opinions are my own. 

Rayovac Alkaline Batteries - Power Up for 2015

Happy New Year! 2015! We're ready for great things.  Our Holiday Season has been a wonderful time of family, reflection and fun!

Christmas was Merry and Bright.  The boys' toys were powered up with Rayovac Alkaline Batteries where they last longer. Our boys love their Wii.  So, when Grandma and Grandpa give them Wii games, they are over the moon. Again, I love working with Rayovac and keeping the Battery Basket full of Alkaline Batteries from Rayovac. They last longer and super charge our devices, games and more.

Rayovac Advanced High Energy Alkaline Batteries are the best.  Here are the boys in action showing you how much their love their Rayovac charged Wii. Yes they love helping Mom with work. :) And I have to say, it is pretty fun when I get a chance to work with my boys.

Of course, Rayovac Alkaline Batteries are in all the convenient and popular sizes 
like AA, AAA, 9Volt, etc. 
Follow Rayovac on and Twitter @Rayovac for all the updates and coupons throughout 2015!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rayovac. I am a Rayovac Power Blogger. All opinions are my own. 

All Hail King Julien - New Year's Eve Countdown - Netflix #StreamTeam

New Year's is Here! This New Year's Eve Netflix has a really great treat for you and your kids. You can have a whole lot of fun and still get the children to bed at a reasonable hour. Netflix is here to help you with that by allowing you to stream your show at whatever time you would like after 8pm. 

Welcome King Julien from Netflix. Remember Madagascar's King Julien...?  Well, he is back! 

Check out the YouTube King Julien Video here. 

King Julien is back .... Discover the wild world of Madagascar as the king takes on the jungle’s craziest adventures in this comedy series. With his loyal sidekicks Maurice and Mort, they meet a whole new cast of colorful animals, including ambitious head of security Clover and the villainous Foosa. No one can stop this king from ruling with an iron the air...wavin' like he just doesn't care.

"The streaming service has launched an on-demand, three-minute New Year’s Eve countdown hosted by King Julien from Netflix’s All Hail King Julien series, CNNMoney reports. The animated Netflix show, which stars characters from the film Madagascar, will let families experience New Year’s Eve without staying up too late — families can start the program whenever they choose, be it 8 p.m. or 11:57 p.m."  Time Magazine

Besides New Year's and catching King Julien, Netflix always has fun Holiday and Seasonal options like our favorite, The Muppets Christmas Carol. So fun!

Remember Netflix streaming for all of your family movie needs. We love the kids selection and even being able to view "Veggie Tales 'It's A Meaningful Life.'" This is another favorite that is available. So, check out Netflix and stream right from your iPad or if you're on the go even your iPad mini.

And a very Happy New Year to you! Cheers 2015!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Netflix. I am a member of the Net Flix Stream Team. All opinions are my own. 

Ford Flex Fabulous for Family Travel #Review

In our recent trip, we traveled to Hilton Head Island in the Ford Flex.  We love the space and the gasoline mileage of this vehicle.  We had so much fun in this vehicle.

It is a very comfortable and spacious vehicle. Our family of (4) had so much space for our (4) day getaway to the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.

We took it everywhere once we arrived on the Island.  Yes, even Fishing. :)  My husband was very happy driving this beauty. Here he is just as we arrived in South Carolina. He is such a handsome car model. :)

Ford Flex
Here is my happy face enjoying the interior to the Ford Flex. So roomy and it has all the features. We love all of the outlets and USB ports. Tech Rules. Thanks, Ford.

The interior is beautiful. The design is user friendly and simple to navigate. "The Flex does a masterful job of combining style with luxury. The Limited model, for example, features perforated leather-trimmed front seats and a color-keyed leatherwrapped steering wheel with wood inlay with audio and speed controls."

See how nice the Ford Flex is inside. There are (7) Seats. The back row is removable. That is awesome! We removed this row for all of our suitcase gear. So, it is perfect for travel.

Here is the beautiful view from the Driver's Side. I love all of the setting you can 
set up - like cruise control, iPhone, etc. 

The interior of the Ford Flex is so spacious and comfortable. We love the Technology and 
Digital Connections. Even all the Cup Holders were so helpful for say Starbucks. :) 

The Ford Flex Technology is one of our favorite things about the Flex!  Check out the 
awesomeness of the Ford Flex Technology.  The 3.5L EcoBoost® Engine was so smooth and comfortable. 

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is a worry-free way of driving. 

The 12 Speaker Sony Audio Speakers were fantastic. They are a Teenager's dream. 
We LOVED listening to our music, and the Teens', all vacation. 

The Rear View Camera makes the car worth every penny. We LOVE 
this functional and safe technology upgrade. 

Check out the list of Technology Options. 

So, we totally agree with Ford, that the Ford Flex is a Marriage of Strength and Smarts! Take a look. 

Check out a Ford Flex and enjoy it for a great road trip and family travel!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ford. All opinions are my own. 

Family Travel: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC

Our Family Travel recently took us to the lovely, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC

Hilton Head Island has held so many sweet memories for my family and me.  When I was a college girl, University of South Carolina, I Nannied at Hilton Head Island. Then, it was surreal to return years later with my own tots in tow.  My sweet husband, our family.  Life full-circle is to be cherished.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC

On our November trip, Palmetto Dunes was spectacular for our family's vacation memories. Palmetto Dunes is such an integral part of Hilton Head Island with their expansive Oceanfront property and its Island presence.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has been "Named to the Top 25 of Travel + Leisure magazine's list of the World’s Best Family Resorts, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island has earned this distinction by providing a world-class golf experience alongside vacations that are sure to please the whole family. There's something to do and see for everyone, no matter the age, no matter the interest. Its 2,000 acres, nestled on three miles of sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean Beachfront provide the perfect venue for three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis centerand an 11-mile lagoon perfect for kayakingfishing and exploring the pristine natural environment. Offering vacation homes and villa rentals to accommodate groups of all sizes. Palmetto Dunes is the award winning resort that’s by, for, and about the family."

714 Barrington Place, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Hilton Head Island, SC

Our condo at Barrington Place was fabulous!  This Master Bath had a huge walk in Shower with marble. This was perfect for rinsing off the sand from the beach.  I know, Girls/Moms, we go right for the Master Bath.

The dual sinks were wonderful, too. I made a jewelry tree out of this pretty tree. 
It worked so well, I had to photograph it to take him to remember. 

The Master Bedroom was wonderful and comfortable. It had everything we needed and extra
blankets and pillows. Linens. 

Master Bedroom, 714 Barrington Place
Palmetto Dunes 

Our boys had a great room with Twin Beds and a Full Walk In Closet with a 
Fabulous Bathroom. 

The bathroom was beautiful and spacious. 

2nd Bedroom Bath, Palmetto Dunes, HHI

The laundry room was perfect and upgraded with washer and dryer.

Our family loves the Ocean.  Truly, the boys were so happy to SWIM in the Atlantic in mid-November!  We were so fortunate that the weather hovered at 68 degrees for us.

We even had some Sunshine to go with these moderate temperatures. Naturally, we spent much time outdoors enjoying the beach and activities at Hilton Head.

We were elated to go Fishing on the Beach!  Who has fished in the Atlantic? :) For me, it has been a while but for our boys, it was a fabulous first!  

Carolina Mama & Sons
Hilton Head Island Ocean Fishing
Hilton Head Outfitters

They were overjoyed. We all were. I was reminded of my Daddy taking me fishing in South Louisiana. He taught me how to bait the hook! I got to show my sons. This was one of those parenting moments I savored. What joy! And I have to say, they were so impressed with Mom wielding the mullet and baiting their hooks ... until they got the hang of it and they were off. 

We are an active family and we felt so special and spoiled when Hilton Head Outfitters Bike Rentals had Bicycles adjusted to our height and complete with Baskets locked and waiting for us right outside of our condo. These were so handy.  The convenience made us so eager to bike everywhere. :)

We loved the abundance of Biking Trails all around the Island. And of course, our personal favorite was biking on the Beach. Our Family thrived on the island biking.

We biked to lunch and to the General Store.  Our sons biked up and down the Island together. You may rent helmets. We chose to bring our own helmets for a perfect fit and ease.

Also, Hilton Head Outfitters Bike Rentals had two locks available so we could lock up our bikes and helmets any time and anywhere.  Our pretty red bicycles greeted us at our Condo entrance.  Thank you, Hilton Head Outfitters. 

Hilton Head Outfitters Bicycles
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort SC

At Sunset our Beach Walks looked like this, our boys and their 
Light Sabers and Rayovac Flashlights! 


 The Staff at Palmetto Dunes was so warm and welcoming to our family. From the moment we arrived, to the check out, they are available and friendly.  They were knowledgable and accommodating.  At check in, it was wonderful to meet "Demetria" when we arrived. She showered the boys with M&Ms and Smiles. She also gave us every detail we needed about our stay at Palmetto Dunes.

We enjoy so much about the Island and the Resort. We stayed at the amazing property, Barrington Place. Our property, 714 Barrington Place, was wonderful and full equipped for a family of (4).  It is right on the water with a nice swimming pool and jacuzzi. We had a lagoon view with a porch view of the Ocean. We loved being able to walk right to the Ocean on their private boardwalk.

Our first internet "family photo" was our family Crocs a the beach by our boogie boards. This 
one is sentimental. I had to show our Crocs all these years later. :) I have the 
smallest foot in the family now. :) 

Carolina Mama Crocs 

After driving through the beautiful and abundant low-country of South Carolina, we got checked in and hit the World Famous Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center!  We were so psyched to play night Tennis. Actually, we first took a walk on the beach and watched the sun set which was memorable. Then, we were off to the Courts.  The boys loved Dad showing them how to turn on the lights and pay with the tokens. We had perfect weather and a pretty competitive match. We loved that Security checked in on us. It was nicely lit and safe. And the Clay Courts are a real treat!

Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, an Award Winning Tennis Center, has been named one of the best in the Country. If you are serious about your Tennis Game, Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center is serious about Tennis, too. Check this out:

"In fact, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is the ultimate tennis vacation destination for anyone who wants to improve his or her tennis skills.

  • Ranked among "The 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts" by Tennis Magazine
  • Ranked #2 in the world for instruction and events
  • Ranked #3 in the world for junior programs
  • Ranked #5 in the world overall by Tennis Resorts Online

We had Sunday Brunch at the lovely Bonefish Grill, Hilton Head Island. We are great fans of Bonefish and we loved their Sunday Brunch. You can read all about it here. Bonefish is one of the many wonderful restaurant options at Hilton Head Island. You can dine out for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with your family and enjoy moderate and fine dining fare.  I loved cooking in the perfect kitchen in our condo for our family for some of our meals.

Palmetto Dunes was "Named Top Southern Resort" by Conde Nast!  Our Family agrees. You can take your Family and Friends for a getaway.

Ultimate Family Package Sun 'n Fun Island Escape 

This Family Package is good through February, rates for a 2-bedroom resort view villa start at $196/night now through February.  Rates remain the same for the Holidays. 

*Accommodations through February (no package included) rates are $160 now through February. 


10% OFF +


Hilton Head Kayak & Canoe was reserved for us by Hilton Head Outfitters. We love kayaking. A storm rolled in the afternoon we planned to go so we had to sadly graciously decline.  We had so many fun options there that we didn't get back to Kayak. We have to go back to Hilton Head soon because we need to go Kayaking there. Next time, we're in!  

Hilton Head Outfitters, Kayaking and Canoeing 

Big Jim's on the Trent Jones Golf Course is an energetic and fun place to dine..  Big Jim's is perfect after a great day of golfing and a visit to the Pro Shop.  It was a rainy afternoon.  Our boys had a great pizza. My husband and I had Grilled Fish and Chips. The food was great and abundant.

Big Jim's at Trent Jones Golf Course
Palmetto Dunes Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC
Back at Barrington Place, we had our Family Movie Night and mention Dune House right on the beach....More about the condo itself, awesome layout, we watched "Muppets Christmas" on the condo DVD player. We just rented a Red Box movie, our condo was a great place for down time...

The spacious furnished deck would be ideal Dinners with a little warmer weather, etc.  We had a little coffee outside and kept out Crocs and Fishing Gear there.

So, I completely adored the Kitchen at our Barrington Place condo. It was so fun to cook and 
entertain our crew here. We set up our Coffee station with all of our favorites.  This was so convenient.  The kitchen had a great coffee pot, toaster oven, microwave and was 
fully stocked with kitchen equipment. 

Sunday Morning we had Home Church in our condo. Since the WiFi is FREE with your 
stay, we logged right on a listened to Church from our Pastor at our previous church, 
Venture Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  Such fun for our family to remember
our early days in this incredible and vibrant church family. 

We loved everything about Palmetto Dunes. If you have a chance, book your family vacation getaway and enjoy!  The Ocean is spectacular and the Property and Amenities are immense and unmatched. Thank you Palmetto Dunes and Crew for hosting us and spoiling us.

See you soon.... #TerrellFamilyAdventure :)

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Hilton Head Island, SC 

Warmly,  Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. All opinions are our own.