A few months ago my family was introduced to Kuu Kuu Harajuku – and we all instantly fell in love. This show is so much fun for my daughters, and it is something I enjoy watching with them. This show currently airs on Nick Jr. and was created by singer Gwen Stefani – and it is pretty amazing. The newest DVD, Super Kawaii, contains 12 (yes 12!!) episodes from season one PLUS new interviews with the voice cast. We received an advance copy, but it hits stores on September 26th.
It is no secret that the Smiths are a family of geeks. We love it all – especially technology. Sphero recently released some new App-enabled Droids and we have been in awe of them! I mean, what Star Wars nerd doesn’t want their own R2-D2, BB-8, or the new BB-9E to follow them around and do their bidding. We were thrilled when Sphero sent us a couple of these to check out – and we can’t stop playing with them!
The Garden Grill is always on our must do dining list when we visit Disney World. In my opinion, it is one of the best character meals that there is, for several different reasons. A Smith Family visit to Disney World would just not be the same without it. My in-laws will be hitting Disney World with us in a few months and we knew right away the one breakfast we had to make sure they did not miss is The Garden Grill. I am thrilled to say that we were able to book it – and cannot wait to show them why we love it so much!
Let’s face it, 2017 has already been a pretty good year for movies. Especially for geeks like me! I mean, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and now we have Thor: Ragnarok to look forward to. I know I have told you guys time after time, but I am am a pretty big comic book fan. I have been reading Marvel Comics since I was a little girl – and Thor has always been a favorite of mine. If you don’t know much about Thor and Hulk besides what you have seen in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), I encourage you to pick up these few comics to familiarize yourself with them more.
Living in an old home comes with lots of handyman type problems – one of which is old plumbing. Because of these pipes, we end up with lots of clog problems in our home. My husband says a lot of it also has to do with my curly, frizzy, crazy hair that sheds constantly – but I am not sure if that is 100% true (it is, but don’t tell him that!). Roto-Rooter has helped us battle quite the list of clogs in the last few months, and I highly recommend it. With more active ingredients and the perfect thickness, Roto-Rooter is the best choice for all types of clogs.
This summer, my family and I hosted several Disney movies under the stars nights. These were a total blast to put together! I themed our snacks, decor, and activities around the films that we were watching. It would only take us a few minutes to set up our screen and projector – and this quickly became something we tried to do every week or so. We have always enjoyed a good family movie night, but there is quite like having one under the stars.
In case you some how have missed it, my daughters and I are HUGE My Little Pony fans! I grew up watching them and I am not ashamed to admit, I have been watching the latest series, Friendship is Magic, with my girls all the time. Even my husband is a fan of My Little Pony. So naturally from the moment we saw the trailer for My Little Pony: The Movie, we knew it was a must see for our family.
As most of you know, I have two young daughters. From the moment they first saw the Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie trailer, they wanted to see it. We ended up going to see it in theaters and I admit, I loved it! My husband and I walked out of there totally shocked that we actually were looking forward to seeing it again. You can’t beat the cast, and, despite many potty jokes, it is hilarious!
As you probably know, Taika Waititi is directing Thor: Ragnarok, which hits theaters on November 3rd, 2017. When I heard this news, I was thrilled – because I love his work. But in talking with friends about it, I was honestly surprised by how many knew nothing about him or his movies. I immediately gave them a list of three movies and told them to watch them right away.
I love playing mobile games. They are a great way to pass the time while waiting on doctor’s offices, or just when you have a few moments to kill. One of my favorites is Operate Now. I have been playing it for a while and it is a lot of fun. In this game, you control the fate of a hospital, it’s staff, and it’s patients. In order to celebrate the release of volume 2 of this popular mobile game, I am hosting a fun giveaway!
My family and I were thrilled to find out that we were going to be able to attend the 2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Our trip was planned for August so we thought for sure we were going to miss it! But the party started on August 25th this year and thanks to Disney, we were able to attend! We went in 2015 and it is something we have been dying to get back to. It is hands down one of the funnest Disney Events because there is so much going on. Here are all the things you can experience this year!
Who doesn’t love a good Disney•Pixar movie? I mean, you are guaranteed to feel love, sadness, and to cry – a lot – for both of those reasons. Take Inside Out for example – I still cannot hear the words “Bing Bong” without shedding a tear or twenty. But that is what makes me love these films so much. They make me feel things. And from the moment I saw the first glimpse of Coco at the D23 Expo in 2015, I knew that it would do the same. The latest trailer and poster just came out and WOW, they have me even more excited for this movie than I already was.
My husband and I have discovered that there are lots of easy household tricks you can do in order to save money. We are always looking for ways to do this, and one we love is Dryel. Between the two of us, we wear a lot of clothes that are recommended to be taken to the dry cleaners. With Dryel, we can dry clean our clothes at home in just three easy steps for a fraction of the cost of a professional dry cleaners. It works just as well (if not better) and takes just about 15 minutes of our time. There is pretty much no reason not to use it!
In this house, we play video games in our spare time. It is a great way to bond as a family – and obviously, it is super fun! One of our favorite games to play together is LEGO Dimensions. We take turns with the controllers and always end up giggling and having a great time. There are several reasons I think you should buy this game and the list just got longer! In stores TODAY (September 12) are a few must have expansion packs. These packs feature some well known and favorite characters from Teen Titans Go!, The Powerpuff Girls, and Beetlejuice!
DisneyNature movies are some of my favorite movies to cuddle up with my daughters and watch. They love them because they are filled with adorable animals, and I love them because – well, basically the same reason. I am always impressed by how much my girls learn about nature and animals when we watch them. Yes, there are usually some rough parts to get through, but they understand the circle of life very well for a 4 and 5 year old – in part due to films like these.