Let’s Talk Blood! by Kat Cressida (Haunted Mansion VoiceOver Artist) and a Giveaway!

Talk Blood Kat Cressida Red Cross
Today I have the pleasure of welcoming a little piece written by Kat Cressida, a talented and successful voiceover artist, and loved by anyone that rides through the Haunted Mansion regularly! Kat is working hard to get everyone who will listen to donate blood at the Red Cross to help so many that are need.
As the Voice of “BLOODY MARY” – let’s TALK BLOOD. That’s right.  You read that right. See – here’s the THING, friends:
THIS, here, is a HALLOWEEN GIVE-AWAY… with somethin’ BLOODY SPECIAL for YOU… IF you take a certain BLOOD OATH with me . . . BLOODY MARY” . . . (and that OTHER SEXY HOMICIDAL CHICK with an AXE TO GRIND – “CONSTANCE HATCHAWAY”).
TellTale Games brill video game #TheWolfAmongUs was released 4 YEARS AGO (based on Vertigo Comics “FABLES” comic series), and BLOODY MARY” is one of the TASTIEST roles I’ve had the honor of bringing to LIFE at the MIC (huge kudos JULIAN KWASNESKI – one of the finest #VoiceOver directors I’ve had the pleasure to Voice for).

Bloody Mary in “The Wolf Among Us” from Kat Cressida on Vimeo.

SO – as I said earlier: Here’s the THING:
There’s INSANITY goin’ down now – this very minute 1000’s are suffering from either Hurricanes, Wild Fires, Earthquakes, and (still so sad and surreal) Shootings . . . So, yeah – in honor of the ANNIVERSARY of FABLES and #HalloweenSeason- I’m shamelessly REELING YOU IN with a PHENOM video of “highlights” of “BLOODY MARY” vs. “BIGBY WOLF”.
THEN– I’m gonna ask you to JOIN the BLOODBATH . . . by JOINING ME . . . DONATING a pint… to #RedCross.  (See what I did, there?)
I donate FRIDAY (10/13). Every PINT saves a LIFE.  Can YOU think of a BETTER WAY to INDULGE your fondness for all things BLOODY ‘n DARK ‘n GOTH . . . than gifting a little of your blood… to SAVE A LIFE? Didn’t think so!
But WAIT – it GETS BETTA!! While you’re BEIN A SUPERHERO giving so little to save a life – SEAL the DEAL (in BLOOD!!) – If you POST a PHOTO of you DONATING BLOOD at the Red Cross (just click on their SITE to sign up in your area- SUPER EASY!) TAG ME (on FB I’ve got a ‘dot’ between my names!! – Twitter I’m just meAND I’ll RECORD A PERSONAL “THANK YOU” just to YOU and POST IT ON FB, TWITTER, + IG.
We’ll be “blood buddies” (or- whatever) . . . “For as long… as we BOTH shall live . . . ” (Oh wait – wrong ‘homicidal sexy chick with an axe’!)
Seriously: #LetsDOTHIS #GiveNow #RedCross
Kat on Twitter: @KatCressida
Kat on Facebook: @Kat.Cressida
Kat on Instagram: @katcressida

Banshee Giveaway! Pandora-The World of Avatar Banshee Giveaway!

If you have visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom recently, you know there were NO BANSHEE’S available for adoption! I know my family was disappointed last week that none were available. Since we visit often, I hope I can get one for my granddaughter on my next trip. But – you’re in luck! On a recent trip another blogger was able to get one for us to use for a giveaway!

Pandora – The World of Avatar Banshee Giveaway

Pandora - The World of Avatar

Walt Disney World Resort Blockbuster Summer

You know me, so you know I love Disney! Every summer is exciting at the Walt Disney World Resort, but this “blockbuster summer” is filled with extra magic as Pandora – The World of Avatar is now open. This whole new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park offers “out of this world” sites, experiences and attractions. Stepping into the lush tropical landscape, walking under the massive floating mountains and experiencing all that Pandora has to offer is absolutely breathtaking and I’ve partnered with a few of my Disney-loving, blogging pals to share a piece of the magic with one of our lucky readers.

Avatar Flight of Passage

Pandora Mountain Banshees

After riding your own banshee through waves and into caves on ‘Avatar Flight of Passage,’ you can head to Windtraders and adopt one from their very own banshee rookery. Well, usually, you’re able to adopt one. Currently, the cute little creatures were so popular, you’ll have to wait for the next batch to hatch and be ready for adoption, but we have one looking for its forever home today! That’s right! One lucky reader from one of the following blogs will win their very own mountain banshee straight from Pandora – The World of Avatar. Here’s a photo and video of the one you will be entering to win. I’m sorry, the perch is NOT included, but the shoulder perch accessories will come with it.

Pandora - The World of Avatar Banshee Giveaway


Brought To You By

Before you get busy getting those entries in, here are the lovely ladies bringing you this fun opportunity! I encourage you to pay them a visit and say hello. Each site is incredible and unique, and you’ll more than likely find an article or two you really like!

Lauren from Motherhood & Beyond

Lindsey from Redhead Baby Mama

Janice from An Open Suitcase

Emile from Livin’ La Vida Disney

Jane from Jane’s World

Lindsey from Leave A Little Pixie Dust

Anastasia from Teacups & Turkey Legs

Pandora - The World of Avatar

Enter Here:

Okay, and now the giveaway! Hooray! Giveaway is open to residents of the US & UK, 18 and over. All entries will be verified. Giveaway will begin Wednesday, June 14, at 9:00 AM EST and continue to Monday, June 19, at 3:00 PM EST. Perch NOT included. Good luck and as the Na’vi say, “Sivako!” meaning “rise to the challenge.”

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Giveaway ~ Dead Men Tell No Tales ~ Giveaway ~#PiratesLife #TheHoppingBloggers

I love pirates! You love pirates! We all love pirates! Because we all love pirates I’ve joined forces with other bloggers to celebrate the opening of the newest installment on May 26 with a giveaway! Prize value is close to $200! Watch the latest trailer to get yourself in the mood and get those entries in! The giveaway begins today and ends on June 2. Good Luck!!

Dead Men Tell No Tales Giveaway

Pirates of the Caribbean is one of Disney’s most popular series of films. Originally based off the popular ride at the Disney parks, they quickly became a hit. Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth film in the series, will be hitting theaters everywhere soon, and to celebrate The Hopping Bloggers have put together an awesome prize pack for one lucky reader! This package is worth nearly $200 and includes:

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES opens in theaters everywhere May 26th!

Connect with Pirates of the Caribbean

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Enter to win this Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Prize Pack using the form below. GOOD LUCK!

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Disclaimer: An Open Suitcase is not responsible for shipment of prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from The Hopping Bloggers.

FENCES with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis – Blu-Ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Fences Combo Pack GiveawayFences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart. Family dynamic, love, loyalty, father/son relationships and the role a wife and mother silently plays in all of it is only the tip of the ice berg of this film.

I’m a huge Denzel Washington fan and Viola Davis amazes me over and over again in each role she takes on. I’m not sure what I enjoyed most ~ Denzel Washington, Viola Davis or the chemistry and combination of the two together. I think this is one of those movies I may see over and over again!

Denzel Washington directs and stars in this incredible drama which has been hailed by critics. The movie will arrive on Blue-Ray Combo Pack and On Demand on March 14, 2017.

Some people build fences to keep people out — and other people build fences to keep people in. Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and Academy Award® winner Viola Davis deliver the “performance-driven masterpiece” of the year in the film adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Set in 1950’s Pittsburgh, the film takes a passionate look at former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson (Washington) as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. Washington’s directorial triumph “connects with people on a deep, emotional level” and pulses with the universal truths of love and forgiveness, despite what lies beyond your own fence.

The FENCES Blu-ray Combo Pack includes over 30 minutes of fascinating bonus content. With interviews from the cast and crew, including actor/director Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, discover how August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play was adapted from stage to screen. Plus, visit the movie’s Pittsburgh set, learn how Davis prepared for her award-winning performance, and much more.


Enter to win your very own copy of FENCES!

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Giveaway will begin on March 8 and end at midnight on March 14, 2017. Winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to claim prize. If not claimed within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S., 18 years of age and over. An Open Suitcase is not responsible for shipment of prize. Prize will come directly from Paramount Pictures and may take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Paramount Pictures. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Glamping Bloggers Giveaway!

Glamping Bloggers GiveawayWho wants to win some Disney goodies?? The Glamping Bloggers Retreat will be held at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in October, 2017. We are all so excited for this adventure we wanted to celebrate ~ and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a giveaway!

Glamping Bloggers Giveaway

Here’s what you can win:

  • 2 Mickey Mouse Ear hats
  • A Vera Bradley phone case
  • Disney By the Numbers – autographed by the author
  • $40 Disney Gift Card

Now, you all have to promise to follow along in October when we are at Disney’s Fort Wilderness ~ #GlampingBloggerRetreat17 ~ You never know, you just might see some glamping shenanigans! And . . . there might be some prizes for our followers too! It’s bound to be an adventure for sure!

One prize will be awarded to one winner. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States age 18 and over. All entries will be verified. The giveaway will run March 4 to 11:50 p.m. March 17, 2017. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to claim prize. If prize is not claimed within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!

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The bloggers heading to the Glamping Blogger Retreat later this year are an awesome group so be sure to stop by their sites for a visit!

Journeys with Jenn

Lola Lambchops

Sherry Boswell

Post 50 RX

Dawns Dorky Diary

Purveyor of Pixie Dust

My No Guilt Life

Sweet Crazy Life

Fans of Mickey Mouse’s House

My Small World