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Food & Drink January 16, 2018

Keto Diet & Intermittent Fasting Two Week Update: Struggles, Favorite Recipes, & More | #Keto

As you might know already, I started the Keto Diet with Intermittent Fasting two weeks ago. I have succeeded with no cheating – plus a 30 minute workout (21 day fix) 6 days a week. My weight at the start was 174 pounds (I hate admitting that). Which is significantly more than I care to be. My first goal is 155 (healthy weight according to BMI) and my overall goal is 140. I am happy to say that after 2 weeks of hard work and delicious fatty foods (a total perk to Keto!), I now weigh in at…

Disney, Disney Planning January 15, 2018

17 Can’t Miss Meet And Greets at All 4 Parks in Walt Disney World | #DisneyPlanning #Disney

As I am sure you know, my family and I are Disney Vacation Club Members. We went so often that we decided it would make financial sense to join. Our only regret? That we didn’t join sooner. Because of this we tend to slow down a bit at the parks (however I honestly think we still move faster than the average Disney World goer). Some trips we tend to focus on the rides and the shows, and not as much on the meet and greets. That being said, there are a handful at each park that we try our hardest to make it to, no matter what our plans are. 

Music January 12, 2018

Get The Debut Album From Whole Damn Mess – The Queen and The Outcast – Now | #WholeDamnMess

You might know this about me already, but I am a huge fan of music. There is a record player in my front room on the first floor of my house and whenever I need a moment to myself to just relax, I sit in there and put it on. Music is so powerful, so I was thrilled to get the chance to preview the debut album from Whole Damn Mess, The Queen and The Outcast. I was pretty much blown away by this album. I enjoyed it so much that I listened to it three times in a row. It was really powerful and is clearly all about a fantastic love story.

Marvel, Movies January 11, 2018

A Marvel Cinematic Universe Countdown to Infinity War: One Movie A Week Until May 4th! | #Marvel #InfinityWar #CountdownToInfinityWar

This may come as a huge shock to you, but I am a bit of a Marvel fan. All kidding aside though, the countdown is ON for Avengers: Infinity War and I am over the moon excited about it. I am not ready for some of my favorite characters to die, or willing to admit it will happen, but let’s just say my purse will be full of tissues when I hit the theaters on May 4, 2018. In order to prepare ourselves, I teamed up with my girl Amy from As The Bunny Hops. Together, we created a viewing schedule for all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films – one a week until Infinity War hits theaters. We even did all the hard work and found out where you can watch them.

Disney, Kids, Television January 10, 2018

The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar – 5 New Episodes Now on DVD! | #DisneyJunior #TheLionGuard

In this house, we love Disney. I think pretty much every one knows that. Because there are young girls in the house, Disney Junior is almost always on the TV. There are so many great shows, like Vampirina, that we all love to watch as a family. The Lion Guard is another family favorite so we were thrilled to see a new DVD release from them this week. The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar collects 5 of our favorite episodes (we are all suckers for a good villain like Scar) and is available now on DVD!

Giveaways, Kids, Movies, Printables January 9, 2018

Win a $70 My Little Pony: The Movie Prize Pack to Celebrate It’s Release Today! | #MyLittlePony

I am a huge My Little Pony fan, always have been. I grew up watching these ponies and have adored watching the new (and old) episodes with my daughters. The fact that they are still just as popular with young girls fills my heart with happiness. I learned a lot from this group of friends – and I think my girls have too. When we found out that there was going to be a brand new movie, of course we rushed out to watch it in theaters. Well, now you can bring My Little Pony: The Movie home! The Mane 6 are joined by fun new friends voiced by an all-star cast in this magical adventure arriving on digital December 19 and Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on January 9 from Lionsgate.

Disney, Disney Planning January 8, 2018

Inside The Disney Vacation Club Resort: Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village with Video! | #AnimalKingdomLodge #DVCMember

My family goes to Walt Disney World quite often. In fact, we are Disney Vacation Club members so we are there at least twice a year, if not more. One of our favorite places to stay is the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Yes, it is a bit far away from most of the parks (not Animal Kingdom of course), but it is still a great place to stay. I totally adore the lobby and all of it’s decor. Plus, Boma is one of the best places to eat in all of Disney!

Disney, FanGirl Friday, Kids January 5, 2018

5 Reasons We Go To Disney on Ice Every Year | #DisneyOnIce #DreamBig

As you likely already know, the Smith family are HUGE Disney fans. We are Disney Vacation Club members and visit Walt Disney World at least twice a year. We pretty much eat, breath, and live Disney, so when Disney on Ice comes to town, we always make sure to go see it. This year, thanks to Feld Entertainment, we were able to attend opening night. The theme for this show was Dream Big, and I am not going to lie, it made me tear up a few times. We go ever single year, and here is why.

Pets, Travel, Vehicles January 4, 2018

Pineapples, Puppies, & Superheroes: The Story of Two Friends & One Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid | #NiroRoadTrip

When Kia asked me to take a California road trip in their brand new 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid for a couple of days, I didn’t even have to think about it. The icing on the cake? I would be doing it with one of my best friends – Shelley from A Magical Mess. I have known her for a few years now and can honestly say she is one of my favorite humans on the face of the Earth. She is also just like me – Type A personality. So of course we had multiple documents detailing what we wanted to do with our trip before we even left our homes. But it wasn’t until the morning of our trip that we came up with our full theme – Pineapples, Puppies, & Superheroes.

Food & Drink January 2, 2018

Starting the Keto Diet with Intermittent Fasting to Shed The Extra Pounds | #KetoDiet #Keto

One day about a month ago I looked in the mirror and was disgusted. A while back I lost a lot of weight, and was looking and feeling great. Well, life happened and I put back on a lot of those pounds (luckily not all of them). Some of my friends had recently lost a lot of weight on the Keto Diet (high fat, medium protien, low to no carbs), so I decided to do some research. My husband is a science guy, and doesn’t believe anything unless it is proven. And so he decided to do his own research. We both came to the same conclusion – Keto was for us.

Movies January 1, 2018

My 10 Favorite Movies of 2017 (& 5 in 2018 I Can’t Wait For!)

2017 was a fabulous year for movies. Some of my very favorites were released – and I was lucky enough to attend the red carpet premiere for two of them! While there were a lot that I loved (and a handful of ones I did not), there were 10 that really stood out to me. Yes, there is pretty much a common theme with them – I am a total comic book fan girl and this list shows it. So without further ado, here are my top 10 favorite films of 2017, plus 5 that are slated for 2018 that I just cannot wait for!

Collectibles & Subscriptions, Marvel, Movies, Toys December 31, 2017

The Perfect Way to Display Your Funko Pops in Style – with Display Geek! | #Funko

I have been a collector of Funko Pops for a while now. It all started when I got one as a gift – and now I cannot stop. They are so cute and the perfect way to feed all of my different fandoms. From The Walking Dead, to Game of Thrones, to Marvel and Star Wars – there are so many to choose from. Personally, I have always had a problem with unboxing them. I try. And a select few would be opened. Maybe it is the collector in me, but I just couldn’t bring myself to open them up – until now.

Books, FanGirl Friday, Marvel, Movies December 29, 2017

5 Comic Books to Read Before Seeing Black Panther in Theaters! | #MCU #Marvel #BlackPanther

Black Panther is hitting theaters in February 2018 and is highly anticipated by Marvel fans everywhere. I am certainly one of those fans who is dying to see what Marvel does with this film. Admittedly, I am sad knowing that Storm won’t be in it – but thanks to that exciting deal being worked out by Disney and Fox, we might see her in the future! Wakanda is one of my favorite places in the Marvel Comics world, so seeing it become a part of the MCU is pretty awesome. If you don’t normally read the comics, but want a good background on the man himself, Black Panther, before heading to theaters in February, here are 5 books I think you should pick up. 

Gaming December 27, 2017

Why You Need to Download Fortnite Battle Royale NOW! | #FortniteBattleRoyale

The holidays have just ended and you may have received (or given) a PlayStation 4 as a gift. I have had one for a couple of years now and have a decent collection of video games. That being said, over the holiday break, I just started playing Fortnite Battle Royale. It has quickly become very addictive as I have already spent several hours playing it – and forsee many more in my future. Fortnite is easily my current favorite video game right now (second to Call of Duty WWII and Super Mario Odyssey). I believe it is also available on XBOX and PC. 

Beauty & Fashion, FanGirl Friday, Giveaways, Shopping & Gift Guides December 22, 2017

5 T-Shirts Every Geek Needs (and where to find them!) | #GeekCulture #GeekClothing

One of my favorite things to collect as a geek is T-Shirts. There are just so many out there depicting my favorite TV Show, movie, and video game characters. GameStop and ThinkGeek are my favorite stores to go to so that I can load up on new apparel. Here is a list of five of my favorite shirts I picked up there recently. Be sure to check out your local store and see what you can find.