Show Your Inside Out #SleepEmotions and Enter to WIN a New Mattress or $5000 from Mattress Firm + Lavender Pillow Giveaway #InsideOutEvent

Show Your Sleep Emotions & Enter to WIN a New Mattress or $5000+Giveaway

By Erin

*I will receive a Lavender Bliss Pillow in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are always my own*


By now you have probably gone out and seen Inside Out. If you have not, then what’s the hold-up? 😛 To get the full experience of this contest, it is best to have seen the movie (but obviously not required to enter by any means.)  To celebrate this amazing film; Mattress Firm is giving you a chance to win by entering the #SleepEmotions contest through July 21.  All you have to do is snap a “sleepy selfie” and follow the instructions below.

What are your #SleepEmotions? I LOVE sleep, and I share Joy’s happiness when I get to sleep in, or catch up on some sleep. Nothing makes me angrier though than a bad night’s sleep next to a snoring monster or just a sleepless night. We all love a full, uninterrupted night of sleep. Sleep plays a big role in all aspects of life, not just physically, but also emotionally; and our emotions shouldn’t get in the way of a great night’s rest. Sleep, or a lack of it, definitely impacts our emotions, so I bring great JOY in giving you the chance to win $5,000 by entering Mattress Firm’s #SleepEmotions Contest!


How to Enter:

1. Snap your sleepy selfie!

2. Visit Mattress Firm on Instagram or Twitter pages and share your selfie using the hashtag #SleepEmotions, or visit their Facebook tab or the contest website to sign up for the contest and upload your photo.

3. Once your entry has been approved within 24 hours, visit the homepage on the contest microsite to search for your entry and locate your unique link to share with your social community for votes and get closer to winning one of the grand prizes.
Entry Period #4: Anger (show your ANGRY side, maybe on a Monday morning? 😉 – 6/19/15 (at 12:00 a.m. CT) – 7/1/15 (at 11:59:59 p.m. CT)
Entry Period #5: Joy (After a blissful nights sleep)– 7/2/15 (at 12:00 a.m. CT) – 7/21/15 (at 11:59:59 p.m. CT)
Note: You can only enter once per entry method per Entry Period.


Contest Prizes:

  • One (1) Grand Prize: $5,000, awarded in the form of a check.
  • Five (5) First Prizes: Beautyrest Recharge Queen Set including queen size mattress and queen size box spring (bed frames not included), ARV: $1,099.00.
  • Five (5) Second Prizes: Two standard memory foam luxury gel pillows, ARV: $258.
  • Twenty Five (Five (5) per Entry Period) Prizes:  Five (5) sets of four (4) movie certificates, ARV: $52. Prizes will be mailed to the winners directly.

Official Contest Rules:



Now, I ALSO have the sweet opportunity to offer this amazing giveaway to you all! You all have the chance to win a comfy Lux Living Lavender Bliss Pillow! The pillow features premium memory foam blended with natural lavender oil, which creates a supportive, plush feeling pillow with the natural benefits of Lavender oil. Lavender has been used for centuries as a sleep aid and has been shown to promote relaxation and sleep quality. This pillow also features ventilated channel technology to ensure maximum breathability, and is molded not to ensure consistency and durability. You can sleep easy knowing that this pillow comes with a 5 year warranty, ensuring peace of mind for years to come. Retail Value $129.00. ONE of my lucky readers will win one of these! SO enter away and GOOD-LUCK! See Sweepstakes Rules Tab on the blog for full details on rules. Open to US Residents 18 and over, Ends 7/15/15 at 12AM PST, winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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Sweet Dreams!! 🙂

Don’t forget to go out and see Inside Out! 


A First Look at Disney Infinity 3.0 and the Inside Out Play Set! #InsideOutEvent #DisneyInfinity

A First Look at Disney Infinity 3.0 and the Inside Out Play Set!

By Erin

*As a part of the Inside Out Event I got a first look at Disney Infinity 3.0 and  the Inside Out Play Set. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Disney Infinity 3.0 will be blasting into homes everywhere coming this fall, and you won’t want to be left out. After getting to check it out for myself the other week, I am hooked and cannot wait to play. Disney Infinity 3.0 will be offering several play sets like some Star Wars themed play sets: Twilight of the Republic, Rise Against the Empire, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as an Inside Out play set!

Disney Infinity 3.0 will be released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, iOS, and Android this fall.

Disney Infinity 3.0 and Star Wars

A few other details you may want to know about Disney Infinity 3.0?

1. Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition is joining forces with Star Wars!

Star Wars play sets: Twilight of the Republic includes these characters– Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Darth Maul.

Rise Against the Empire includes–Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Darth Vader.

Coming Winter 2015–Play set based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2. TRON Characters— Sam and Quorra will be available as physical figures at the release of Disney Infinity 3.0.

3. Disney Infinity 3.0 will include more Disney and Marvel content, like Inside Out! 🙂

4. All new Toy Box Expansion Games! Toy Box Takeover and Toy Box Speedway.

5. Lower Price Point.— Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack will now sell for a lower suggested retail price of $64.99

What about the Inside Out Play Set?

The Inside Out Play Set takes players on a platforming adventure through the mind, in what is a sort of sequel to Inside Out. After Riley falls asleep on the couch while watching a horror movie, her subconscious is sent into a state of chaos, and her memories go flying all around Imagination Land. Her emotions: Joy, Anger, Disgust, Sadness and Fear have the task to return all of these memories to headquarters as they fight their way through the chaos of Riley’s imagination, before she wakes up.

Disney Infinity 3.0 Inside Out play sets have 5 playable characters, each with their own unique capabilities. To complete all 25 levels successfully, learning to switch between the characters is a must.


Joy has the ability to glide across gaps.


Anger can walk through beds of hot lava without getting any injuries. I think he’s Angry here since he still has to wait for Disney Infinity 3.0 to come out.


Fear is the fastest in the group and he has the ability to run across bridges and other objects before they can collapse under his feet.


Disgust can jump higher than anyone in the group. She’s also wondering if Disney Infinity is out yet!?


Sadness has the ability to walk on clouds. She thinks it’s sad that Disney Infinity 3.0 isn’t already out for us to enjoy. I agree! 😉

The game can be played as a single-player, but  playing co-op is helpful. With the co-op options, emotions have the capability to help each other. If they have to make their way through the clouds, Sadness could carry Fear, or if they have to go through a collapsing bridge, Fear could pick up Sadness instead.

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Step inside Headquarters and help the crew of Emotions guide Riley back to a happy life in her new home in the Inside Out Play Set coming this Fall!

Until the Disney Infinity 3.0 fun comes out, be sure to go see Inside Out (again)! 😉

Kyle MacLachlan as Dad in Inside Out #InsideOutEvent

Kyle MacLachlan as Dad in Inside Out

By Erin

*I attended a special interview with Kyle MacLachlan as a guest of Disney as part of the #InsideOutEvent! All thoughts and opinions remain my own*

Kyle MacLachlan plays the voice of “Dad” in the new major emotion picture Inside Out. You might remember him from beloved shows such as Sex and the City , where he played Trey, Charlotte’s first husband or from How I Met Your Mother, where he played The Captain. The other week during all of the Inside Out festivities we were able to get inside his head and what he thinks of the film. Disney Pixar’s Inside Out was the perfect film to open this past Father’s Day weekend don’t you think? All of the frustrations and challenges a parent faces while their child grows up in front of their eyes is summed up pretty well. It is sure to be an emotional roller coaster for a lot of families as well as the perfect opportunity to bond and bring up some emotional topics about feelings.


Onto our conversation with Kyle! We jumped right into the good stuff and asked him, What identities would control you?

Kyle replied with, “What would they be, controlling me?  It would be, Wino would be one.  He controls me after 6.  I don’t know if Pete Doctor and Jonas and those guys thought of that one, and it maybe not appropriate for Riley, for that maybe.  Coffee would be another one.They’re pretty much the same.  Don’t you think? I would put underneath that Silliness, just because that’s just kind of my nature. The rest of them would be secondary.”

Next he told us about being a Dad and how much of the character he was able to bring on-screen because this was kind of normal character departure from what he normally plays. “It was fun to do this guy, being a Dad myself, I was able to bring a little bit of my relationship with my son in and it was encouraged actually by Pete and Jonas and Ronnie, they wanted my personality so I was happy to try different things.  Some worked, most didn’t but it’s always good to throw them out there just as ideas. But the process is strange because you’re sitting with a Microphone and you don’t have anything visually to work off  of and Pete would feed me all the information of what was happening in the scene and I would read it and go into my head and play it out in my head so it was like I was shooting my own little Movie as I was saying the words; walking into the room, sitting down on the edge of the bed and saying things got a little hand, you start asking questions like, would I say that from the doorway or would I knock? You begin to put it together in your brain; let me try it this way and then let me try it starting it here.” He found the process rather fascinating.

“Most people I think would be bored to tears but I love just how to interpret those words, in the most interesting way, hopefully that’s the difference between doing it in front of the camera where you’re actually just walking through it and you can feel it yourself to just playing it out in your head as you go.”


Kyle’s son will be 7 next month, has he seen the movie yet?

He’s seen the trailers on it like the Dinner scene. “He loved the Dinner Scene.  He says, the foot is down, the foot.  He loves that part. He’s seen a couple moments but, I’ll take him to see it at some point this summer.” This was followed by asking if he feels like he can see the emotions in his son’s head?  

“I totally see it in him. He’s coming up on 7 so they’re still trying to figure out how they all work together.  Joy is the dominant one for him as well but he can bring in some disgust with attitude, which I’m sure he’s picked up at school.  He definitely, has this silly gene from me. That comes from my Grandmother in fact. You begin to see and recognize, not only in him but in other people as well. I was doing an interview earlier where the Writer said, why don’t you take your hand off the Anger button to his son. I was like OK, so maybe this will enter our consciousness in a whole different way.”

WHAT ARE THEY THINKING? -- Pixar Animation Studios takes audiences inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Guided by her five Emotions - Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith), Fear (voice of Bill Hader), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) and Anger (voice of Lewis Black) - Riley struggles to adjust, and when Fear, Disgust and Anger are left in control, even a simple family dinner takes an unexpected turn. Also featuring the voices of Diane Lane as Mom, Kaitlyn Dias as Riley and Kyle MacLachlan as Dad, Disney•Pixar's "Inside Out" opens in theaters nationwide June 19, 2015. ©2014 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Photo Credit: Disney/Pixar

We a were all very curious to find out what the difference between Voice Acting and Standard Acting was like?  Could you relax in Voice Acting?

He told us, “Going to work as an Actor, they sort of tell you what time, they pick you up sometimes, they feed you, they tell you what to wear.  They tell you what to say.  They tell you where to stand.  They tell you when to stop, they tell you when to go.  They tell you where to sit and you’re waiting.  They tell you where to eat lunch.  So it’s pretty nice not to have to do a whole lot. Voice Acting is nice because, there’s not a Camera that you have to be aware of necessarily. Although they did film all of the stuff that I was doing just to capture the physical gestures and mannerisms and a little bit to incorporate I think in the role or in the drawings. But it’s different, challenging, because as I said earlier, I run the scene in my head so I’m recreating, cause I don’t see all the stuff.  It’s sort of described, he’s at the door, he’s at the bed.  I’m like, when does he get there?  How does that work and when is his line when you reach out and touch your hair, would you like pat our hand?  All that is running in my head as I’m doing it, trying to recreate it up here.  And that takes–  You get exhausted doing that actually.  But there’s only 2 hour sessions so that was OK, yeah.”

INSIDE OUT - Pictured (L-R): Riley's Mom, Riley Andersen, Riley's Dad. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Photo Credit: Disney/Pixar

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