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The Staircase: Limited Series HBO Max Original DVD Giveaway

Thank you to Warner Brothers Discovery for the DVD for review. All opinions are my own

The Staircase: Limited Series DVD

Where does the truth lie? Now available on DVD, digital retailers and on HBO Max, The Staircase: Limited Series gives you all 8 1-hour episodes and the DVD includes bonus content including Inside the Episodes featurettes and a set tour.

The Staircase: Limited Series HBO Originals was nominated for 2 Primetime Emmy® Awards as well as Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series. Pay attention and don’t believe all you think you know as you move through the episodes. Was this an accident or a murder? Was it a murder from a stranger or someone unexpected? There are several people who want to know.


Inspired by a true story, The Staircase follows writer and war veteran Michael Peterson after the suspicious death of his wife Kathleen. On December 9, 2001, Michael makes a frantic 911 call reporting Kathleen has fallen down the stairs of their Durham, NC home. But when the district attorney brings murder charges, members of Michael’s blended family must choose whose side they’re on and which version of events to believe. As the case becomes engulfed in a media circus, a French documentary film crew arrives to meticulously chronicle its many twists and turns. Intertwining multiple perspectives and timelines, this gripping limited series explores the elusive nature of truth, while serving as an intimate portrait of a family’s grief.


Joel McKinnon Miller, Rosemarie Dewitt, Dane DeHaan, Tim Guinee, Maggie Cohn, Sophie Turner, Colin Firth, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Juliette Binoche, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, Frank Feys, Toni Collette, Vincent Vermignon, Odessa Young, Parker Posey, Olivia DeJonge, Antonio Campos, Cullen Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg

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Tips and Tricks

Countdown your special events in 2023 with Funko Advent Calendars

Countdown your special events in 2023 with FUNKO Advent Calendars

When you hear of advent calendars, you may think of 24 days before Christmas. Now, when I hear advent calendars, I just think countdown to excitement and special memories to be made. With the Funko’s The Office advent calendar, my teen thinks of collectibles! This is because Christmas is not the only fun event we count down to in the year.

The grandkids may countdown to Grandparent visits or kids want to countdown their birthdays. Teens want to countdown to age 16 or graduation day. Because Funko has advent calendars that are not Santa chocolates, you can use them all year round. Send one to family before they come visit you or enter retirement. Like all of the occasions I mentioned, these calendars make the anticipation that much more fun.

Each day, open the door to a mini Funko collectible relatable to its feature. Any guesses what we will open with The Office on the last day? My bets are on, Belsnickel!

Know anyone with a special event in 2023 who loves The Offie, Star Wars, Disney, Harry Potter (to name a few)? Send them a Funko countdown in advance!


Replay your memories with a video book from Heirloom! 

Replay your memories with a video book from Heirloom! 

It is one thing to see photos of loved ones over special occasions – the Holiday cards, wedding announcements and new baby or home photos when you can’t be close. But, what elevates a good photo is voice and movement. Heirloom is you video book, like a photo book, but when you open it a screen plays videos and sound that was meant for you to watch.

You upload a video or create a file containing multiple videos or photos that will play as a slideshow and pick a cover! There are covers for all occasions. I chose the Wedding cover so I can document all the planning, meet ups and celebrations that will lead up to my little sisters wedding this June as her Maid of Honor. I have already captured dress try on day and will have meeting days, bridal showers and bachelorette party as well as getting ready. Then I can put them in order in a file and upload them into a book and gift this summer. I will make sure to share on my social media how it all turns out.

As a customer to start, with all of your photos/videos ready to go, head to Heirloom, upload, find a cover and send the book. A 10 minute playback is $49.99 and 20 minutes is an extra $20 ($69.99). The book ships free and it plays right away as the book is opened. You can add gift box options as well so it arrived in a very classy box and wrap. You can skip the gift wrap if sending to yourself to wrap and gift. This is such a great gift for family and friends who have to be away for holidays and special occasions. Start today at Heirloom.


Trendhim Foldable Water-Resistant Discover Tote Bag

Trendhim is a store that offers products for the explorer or adventurous man (or woman). The Lazy Bear gear line at Trendhim has the best of quality to offer as well as the signature detachable tag with adventure phrases. The Discover Tote is a water-resistant tote that is lightweight and easy to carry around while traveling.

The stylish Danish design has explorer packed all around it. There is a large inner zipper pocket to store cards and cell phone as well as an outer zipper pocket to store more necessities. The shoulder strap allows you to carry the bag around the shoulder easily as the bag itself is very lightweight. When not in use, it folds up and can be tossed in your luggage without taking up much space at all.

Another fun feature is that the detachable tag and the words ‘DISCOVER’ are reflective. Unfolded: you get 14 15/16″ x 4 1/8″ x 16 1/8″ to carry items as you travel. Find great gifts like this Discover Tote at Trendhim for Holiday gift giving!