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Disney, Giveaways, Kids, Printables, Television December 11, 2017

Tangled: The Series Queen for a Day Teaches Kids to Be Themselves | #Tangled #TangledTheSeries

Everyone in my family is a HUGE Rapunzel fan. Tangled is hands down one of our favorite Disney movies. We watch it together at least once a month. A while back, when it was announced there was going to be a Tangled show, we were all thrilled! We tuned in on premiere night and have been hooked ever since. Tangled the Series: Queen for a Day is a special that aired in November. We loved it, so were super excited to get an advance copy of it on DVD! It hits stores December 12th – just in time to be the perfect stocking stuffer!

Disney, Giveaways, Movies December 8, 2017

Become One with The Force & Enter to Win a Star Wars: The Last Jedi $300 Prize Pack! | #TheLastJedi #StarWars

Star Wars: The Last Jedi FINALLY hits theaters December 15th. Episode VIII is highly anticipated as fans want to know answers to many questions. Who are Rey’s parents, what has Luke been up to, and so much more. Will we find the answers? We hope so! To help celebrate this release, The Hopping Bloggers have come together to bring our readers a fantastic Star Wars giveaway worth over $200!

Disney, Gaming, Giveaways, Movies, Shopping & Gift Guides December 7, 2017

10 Must Have Star Wars Gifts that Mega Fans Will Geek Out Over! Plus A Chance to Win a Life Size BB-8! | #StarWars #TheLastJedi #Giveaway

With the latest film, The Last Jedi, hitting theaters, Star Wars is on everyone’s minds. We ALL have at least one mega Star Wars fan on our shopping list this year, and if you are like me, you might be one of them. There are so many Star Wars items out there, that it can be difficult to weed out the must haves for huge fans. Don’t worry though, GameStop has you covered. With a huge selection of toys, games and even kitchen gear, you can make your Star Wars fan a VERY happy Jedi this Christmas!

Gaming, Tech December 6, 2017

Why the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gaming Headset Makes the Perfect Holiday Gift for Gamers | #TurtleBeach

Something you probably know about me is that I am a gamer. I have been playing video games for over 25 years and am totally blown away by the progress and technological advances that have been made. I enjoy all types of games, but some of my favorites are shooters and RPGs. In order to fully experience these, I have always wanted to get a really good gaming headset. Thanks to Best Buy and Turtle Beach, I now have an incredible set – the Stealth 700 for PS4 Pro & PS4!

Giveaways, Kids, Movies, Television November 30, 2017

5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Any Snoopy & Peanuts Fan – Plus Santa Snoopy Has a Set for YOU to Win! | #Snoopy #Giveaway

My family loves Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang. It just does not feel like the holidays until we watch their holiday movies. I was raised on Peanuts and am now raising my daughters on them as well. They are big fans of Snoopy, Lucy, and Charlie Brown! If you have someone like this in your life, allow me to tell you about 5 great Peanuts gifts! Plus, enter for a chance to win them all!

Marvel, Movies November 29, 2017

The Avengers: Infinity War Trailer is Finally Here- Watch My Reaction Video! | #Avengers #AvengersInfinityWar #Marvel

Marvel fans have been waiting patiently for the Avengers: Infinity War trailer to drop and the day has FINALLY come! Hold on to your hats, because it will blow you away! Personally, I have been counting the seconds until this moment would happen. Jumping every time I saw #InfinityWar trending, wondering if I missed it. Well, it is FINALLY here!

Gaming November 24, 2017

Mama’s Geeky’s Must Have Video Games Series: Super Mario Odyssey | #PlayNintendo #SuperMarioOdyssey

One game that I have been looking forward to since it was announced is Super Mario Odyssey. Knowing that it was coming out was one of the deciding factors on us getting the Nintendo Switch when we did. From the early trailers for this game, we could tell it would be fun for the whole family and an instant hit – and we were right! The game play and use of controllers is phenomenal – not to mention the story line. This game quickly became one of our favorites and I highly recommend it for any Nintendo fan!

Disney, Movies, Printables November 23, 2017

FREE Pixar’s Coco Printable Coloring Pages, Activity Sheets, & Recipes! In Theaters Now! | #PixarCoco

Pixar’s latest film, Coco, has hit theaters this week and I cannot wait to take my daughters to see it. From what I hear, and have seen from the trailers, it is all about family and music. And those are two things that are very important in our home. We have tried to teach our girls how family is all that should matter from the moment they were born. I am really looking forward to seeing this film, and to help celebrate, here are some fun printable recipes, activities, and more!

Giveaways, Movies November 22, 2017

Join Star Wars & Dole to Unite for a Healthy Galaxy + Win Out Of This World Prizes! | #StarWars #TheLastJedi #UniteWithDole

I am sure that many of you are counting down the days to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – I know I am! It has seemed like we have been waiting for this movie forever, and now it is finally almost here! To help celebrate, Disney has joined forces with Dole once again. Together they have come up with a delicious menu to help Unite for a Healthy Galaxy. As part of this collaboration, they are also hosting a great sweepstakes where you can win a remote controlled BB-8 and more!

Tech November 20, 2017

The Possibilities are Endless with the littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit! | #InventorsWanted #ThorRagnarokEvent

My husband is big into the latest and greatest technology. For years, he has been talking about littleBits and how he couldn’t wait to get our young daughters started on coding and creating circuits. He is right when he says this is an ultra important skill for kids to have these days. littleBits use magnets to help kids easily put together circuits for all kinds of inventing. While in LA for the Thor: Ragnarok Event, I had lunch with them to get a hands-on experience with the Star Wars Droid Inventor Kits. My daughters and husband were thrilled when a couple of these kits arrived at our house for them to play with!

Disney, Kids, Movies November 19, 2017

The Incredibles 2 Teaser Trailer is Here – and It Gave Me Goosebumps! | #Incredibles2 #DisneyPixar

Incredibles came out in 2004 and immediately skyrocketed to the top of my most favorite Disney movies ever list. I sort of have a thing for superheroes, in case you never noticed that. I loved everything about it – the family, the superpowers, the villains, the backstory… It was incredibly (no pun intended) well done. With the way it ended I knew that it left the door open for a second one, and I was dying to see that happen. When it was announced, I was thrilled – and now that time is almost here! Next year (June 15, 2018), Incredibles 2 will be hitting theaters, and the teaser trailer that was just released gave me goosebumps.

Disney, Kids, Movies November 18, 2017

Enter to Win a $150 Pixar Coco Prize Pack Filled With Goodies For the Whole Family! | #PixarCoco #PixarCocoEvent

Pixar’s Coco hits theaters November 22nd – and I cannot wait! I have only heard good, no great, things about this film. It is all about family, which to me, is the most important thing in this world. To help celebrate it’s release, The Hopping Bloggers have come together to bring our readers a fantastic giveaway worth $150!

FanGirl Friday, Gaming, Television November 17, 2017

10 Pokemon Items You NEED From GameStop & ThinkGeek’s Brand New EXCLUSIVE Pokemon Center! | #Pokemon #GameStop

The Smiths are a family of Pokemon fanatics! My husband and I have been playing the video games since we were young kids, and now we are getting our girls started on them as well. At least once a week, we play the Pokemon Trading Card game as a family, and we are constantly battling each other in Sun and Moon on our Nintendo DSes. Because we are such huge fans, we were THRILLED to learn that GameStop and ThinkGeek are launching an exclusive Pokemon Center at their store locations and online!

Music November 16, 2017

5 Soundtracks That Every Geek Needs – #StrangerThings2, #JusticeLeague, & More! | #Soundtracks

Since I do a lot of work on my computer during the day, I am always listening to music. I find that it helps to keep me focused and stops my mind from wandering. Recently, Sony sent me some new music collections to download and I have been listening to them non-stop! They are truly soundtracks that every geek needs to pick up! Download them on Amazon Music, iTunes, in the Apple Store, or head to your local store to pick them up on CD or Vinyl.

Kids, Movies, Printables November 13, 2017

Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature Will Have the Whole Family Laughing | #NutJob2

I am sure I have said this time and time again, but one of our favorite things to do as a family is cuddle up and watch a movie. We have family movie night once a week, and I truly think it is something we all look forward to. When we first saw trailers for Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature, we knew it was a movie we would all love to see. No matter how many times we saw it, we were still laughing! Unfortunately, we didn’t get to theaters to see it, but that’s OK because Universal sent us an advance copy to check out!