With Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE opening in theatres everywhere this coming Friday, (September 30th), I'm super excited to share a slew of amazing new clips and featurettes! Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
With Moana opening in cinemas this month, I'm reminded that everyone, big or small, young or old loves a visit to WaltDisney World. But if you don't live close enough to drive there and back in a day, then you will need to make some arrangements for your accommodation. There is actually a huge range of type of accommodation available so it should be possible to find one that suits your need and budget. For some more detailed advice check out my guide below.
Do pay attention to what is included in your package.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Anyone in the surrounding Houston area can attest to how many interesting things there are to do in Houston during almost any time of the year. Next month, there is something really exciting and very family-friendly...The CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow! Awesome!
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Who's ready for a new season of Veggie Tales?
When stocking my pantry or refrigerator with healthy snacks and drinks for my kids, I always look for products that not only taste great but that also offer an all-natural alternative where ingredients are concerned.
BODYARMOR premium sports drinks are exactly what I want in my household and these drinks are an excellent choice for my growing and very active kids. BODYARMOR sports drinks contain coconut water, plenty of vitamins, natural flavors and sweeteners, no artificial colors and potassium-packed electrolytes.
My two young sons are involved in school and community sponsored activities and sports, so having a refreshing drink that quenches their thirst, provides the perfect combination of vitamins and other nutrients and is available in eight great tasting flavors in addition to being low in sodium is a mother's dream! Many of today's top athletes are also choosing BODYARMOR as their sports drink of choice, including Mike Trout, Andrew Luck, James Harden, Buster Posey, Richard Sherman, Dez Bryant, Skylar Diggins and Sydney LeRoux, so if it's good enough for these top athletes, then it's good enough for my growing athletes as well!
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Twenty-five years ago, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" broke ground as the very first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award nomination for best picture. Can you believe it's been 25 years??
The beloved classic won two Oscars, including best song and best original score, as well as a Golden Globe Award for best comedy/musical. Now a whole new generation of viewers will follow the magical journey of Belle, an independent and intelligent, modern-day heroine who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle's enchanted staff ~ a teapot, a candelabra, and a mantel clock, among others ~ and ultimately learns to see beneath the Beast's exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince.
The Walt Disney Signature Collection edition features four versions of "Beauty and the Beast," including a never before released on home entertainment, sing a long version. A host of all new bonus extras include a rare opportunity to gather around the piano with some of Disney's greatest composers, as they sing and share how they've personally been inspired by the film's award-winning music; a look at how Walt Disney himself sought to adapt this famous fairytale; a nostalgic look back with Paige O'Hara, the voice of Belle; behind the scenes access into the recording booth with cast; and a sneak peek at Disney's upcoming live-action retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," arriving in theaters in 2017!
This is a Disney film that my two daughters and I have enjoyed watching for years...from the movie to toys and costumes, my girls have loved and admired Belle. Although they are older now, they are still just as excited to watch this special Anniversary Edition and not only the girls but my sons too! I love a great movie that can be incorporated into a family "movie night" and this one, like all Disney films, is the perfect addition to our home entertainment collection!
Monday, September 19, 2016
Your child needs a car seat from the time you walk out of the hospital until they are at least 9 years old. And, by law, most states now require children to ride in booster seats until they weigh at least 60 pounds or more. Car seats, if used correctly, can dramatically reduce the risk of fatality or injury. But over half of car seats are misused in a way that could reduce their effectiveness and 1 in 3 children killed in car crashes are completely unrestrained at the time of the crash.
Friday, September 16, 2016
new featurette with everyone and remember, Doctor Strange opens in theatres
everywhere on November 4th!
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Save BIG on Digital Media Academy Tech Camps next summer with the Pre-Season Sale! #DMA @usfg @DMA_org #CreateTheNext
It's never too soon to start thinking about next summer!
Save BIG on camp next summer for the kiddos when you take advantage of our pre-season sale ~ the lowest prices of the year on everything from camp to online courses to housing.
Lock in this early bird pricing today when you purchase your Pre-Season Voucher and redeem it as early as November 1st when we announced our 2017 camp line-up!
We're counting down the days until MOANA!
To get us in the Disney spirit (not hard to do!) we are sharing the brand new trailer for Walt Disney Animation Studio's MOANA! This new film opens in theatres in 3D on Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Fall is just around the corner but we can still savor the summer weather while enjoying the delicious flavors of the new season. This Pumpkin Spiced Iced Chai cold cocktail recipe, created by New York City Mixologist, Sarah Morrissey, is sure to get you ready for hoodies, boots, campfires and everything else that we enjoy in the Fall!
Pumpkin Spiced Iced Chai
Pumpkin Spiced Iced Chai
- 2 ounces Bailey's Pumpkin Spice
- 1/2 ounce Cream
- 1/2 ounce Chai Tea Syrup
- Fresh Grated Nutmeg for Garnish
Preparation: Combine Bailey's Pumpkin Spice, cream, and chai tea syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well then strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and enjoy!
Sunday, September 11, 2016
The summer blockbuster hit, Disney Pixar's Finding Dory, swims home just in time for the holidays on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on October 25th and on Blu-ray, DVD, and On-Demand on November 15th. Awesome!
The film's playful and plentiful bonus offerings include Piper the theatrical short film starring an irresistible sandpiper hatchling, an all new mini short featuring interviews with Dory's pals from the Marine Life Institute, a behind the scenes look at the most challenging character Pixar has ever created.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
**This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are entirely my own.**
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Thursday, September 1, 2016
Summer may be winding down, but that doesn't mean the fun has to end. Whether you're throwing a backyard BBQ or pool party, we want to help lighten your Labor Day load with some labor-less cocktails.
Hornitos Tequila, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka and Skinnygirl Cocktails have created some super easy to mix cocktail recipes that will certainly help give summer the proper sendoff it deserves, all with minimal effort and tons of fun! Let's face it...you work hard all year and deserve to have a bit or rest and relaxation on this designated holiday. So, sit back and enjoy the day with friends, family or both all while taking the "Labor" out of Labor Day with these delicious adult beverages. Each recipe below is super easy and they are listed from easy to easiest. Enjoy the day!