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FanGirl Friday, Gaming, Kids August 18, 2017

Nintendo’s Miitopia is A DS Family Game All Kids Will Love | #NintendoBlogger #Nintendo #Miitopia

I love playing with my Nintendo DS so I was really excited to test out the new game, Miitopia. I had watched the trailer video for this game many times and already had it on my wish list. When it arrived I asked my mom to open it up right away. I then played it non-stop for about two days. It was all I could think about! This game is so much fun and I know any kid will love it!

Gaming August 16, 2017

Wizard Roll From RoosterFin Games Promotes Family Bonding | #RoosterFin

We area  gaming family. At least three or four times a week we all sit down together and play a board game. Don’t get me wrong, we love playing our video games together, but sometimes a good board game can bring you close together. I remember playing games with my mom and sister all the time growing up, and they are some of my fondest memories. I hope to create that for my girls. One of our favorite gaming companies is RoosterFin. They have a long list of fun family games – many of which we own. Our newest favorite is Wizard Roll.

Disney, Kids, Television August 15, 2017

PJ Masks: Time To Be A Hero – Now on DVD! | #PJMasks #Disney

One of the shows that my girls LOVE is PJ Masks. This show is super fun and airs on Disney Junior. Since the moment it came out, it has been a hit in our home. It focuses around three kids that become superheroes at night. There are some other kids that become villains. This is one of the shows that I can sit and watch with my girls and get totally in to. It is funny, entertaining, and even teaches kids some pretty great lessons. PJ Masks: Time to Be A Hero is out on DVD now – and we highly recommend it.

Disney, DIY, Television August 14, 2017

DIY Star Vs. The Forces of Evil Costumes: Star Butterfly & Ludo | #Disney #DisneyXD #SVTFOE

When we found out that we were going to be at Walt Disney World during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, we were thrilled! We went a few years ago and have been dying to go back. When we booked our first trip as DVC members for the end of August, we thought for sure we were going to miss the 2017 party. But luck was on our side and it turns out we will be able to attend MNSSHP! Right away, we started planning our costumes. It took some debating, but we finally settled on one of favorite Disney XD shows – Star Vs. The Forces of Evil!

Television August 13, 2017

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season Comes Home 8/15 | #LegendsOfTomorrow

The Smith family loves all things related to comic books. In case you have not already figured it out, all four of us are huge geeks! We live for that kind of thing. After a long day and the kids are finally in bed, one of our favorite things to do is binge watch a good show. Not too long ago, my husband and I discovered DC Legends of Tomorrow. We binge watched season one, and so we were thrilled to receive an advance copy of season 2! We started binging it right away – and were not at all disappointed!

Books, FanGirl Friday, Marvel, Television August 11, 2017

5 Comic Books to Read Before the Marvel’s Inhumans Airs on ABC | #Inhumans #Marvel

I am really looking forward to Marvel’s Inhumans coming to ABC in September. The Inhumans comic book series is one of my favorites and has been for a long time. The characters are all amazing and the story lines always have me hooked. Black Bolt and Medusa are one of my absolute favorite comic book couples. Now, I know many people out there don’t know much about The Inhumans. I put together a list of my favorite trade paperbacks that are sure to get you hooked on them – and also ready for the ABC TV Series!

Giveaways, Kids, Movies, Printables August 8, 2017

The Girls Are Back In My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Magical Movie Night | #MyLittlePony #Giveaway

My girls LOVE everything My Little Pony. Most of their favorite movies are Equestria Girls movies and so they were thrilled to learn the Equestria Girls are back for a magic-filled triple feature! We received an advance copy of My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Magical Movie Night and my daughters were over the moon! We watched it almost immediately – and then again and again. I admit, I really enjoyed this as well! It is a great family movie for any My Little Pony fans!

Kids, Movies August 7, 2017

Why My Kids Are Obsessed with Boss Baby – Now on Blu-ray & DVD | #BossBaby

From the moment we saw the first trailer, my girls’ were anxious to see Boss Baby. When it hit theaters, we took them to see it on opening weekend. They were jumping and down while we waiting to go in and could not. Wait through the entire movie, they had smiles on their faces. They kept asking my husband and I if we saw certain parts of the movie and wanted to make sure that we did not miss anything. After Boss Baby ended, they asked us if they could watch it again. Right away. Every single time we went to the movies after that they asked if we were going to see Boss Baby.

Disney, Kids, Television August 5, 2017

Kids Will Love Kate and Mim-Mim: Super Kate – on DVD 8/8! | #DisneyJr #KateAndMimMim

My girls are obsessed with Kate and Mim-Mim. We watch the show all the time. They also have several toys that they play with and re-enact their favorite episodes. So they were thrilled to hear about the latest DVD release – Kate and Mim-Mim: Super Kate. This DVD features four of our favorite stories from the popular kids series “Kate & Mim-Mim”. We received an advance copy and have already watched it over and over and over. It quickly found a home in our mini-van for longer car rides.

FanGirl Friday, Kids, Movies August 4, 2017

LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain Hits Stores 8/8! | #DCSuperHeroGirls

As you probably know by now, I have two young girls. They are 4 and 6 years old right now and they are huge geeks, just like their mama! Because of this, they are big in to comic books and super heroes. One of their favorite shows and movies to watch is anything that has to do with the DC Super Hero Girls. I love this as well because it gives them great figures to look up to – and of course, I love anything comic book related as well. The DC Super Hero Girls are strong, independent women, so who better for them to place on a pedestal? The latest DVD release, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain, hits stores on August 8th – and it is amazing!

Gaming August 3, 2017

Summer Isn’t Over Yet: Keep It Going with Nintendo New Releases! | #Nintendo #Gaming

Summer is in full swing, and what better way to spend the last few weeks than playing video games with your family? My husband and I both have Nintendo 3DS’ and my daughters have Nintendo 2DS’. I cannot even explain how much I enjoy a lazy Sunday with the 4 of us lounging around the house playing video games together. We like to race in Mario Kart – and of course Quick Link Battle in Pokemon Sun and Moon. We also help each other fill our Pokedexes by trading rare Pokemon to each other. Because I love these systems so much, I want to tell you about a couple fun and exciting new releases!

Giveaways, Kids, Movies August 3, 2017

Room on the Broom Comes to DVD August 8 | #RoomOnTheBroom #Giveaway

One of my favorite things to do with my daughters is cuddle up and read stories. Lately, one of our absolute favorites has been Room on the Broom. My girls are in to everything and anything spooky right now. Halloween is their favorite holiday. So it makes sense that they fell in love with this book because it all about a witch. When I told the girls there is a DVD of this story, they were thrilled. When an advance copy showed up at our door, they asked to watch it right away. And we all loved it!

Disney, Music August 2, 2017

Check Out My Disney Family Dance Party Playlist on Apple Music All Month! | #Disney #FamilyDanceParty

This month I teamed up with Apple Music and Disney Music Group to create a super fun Family Dance Party Playlist! My girls and I are huge Disney fans and we have spent many hours dancing around the house singing our favorite Disney songs. Some of these songs date back to when I was a little girl – and some of them are brand new hits from movies like Cars 3 and Descendants 2!

Marvel, Movies August 1, 2017

Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp Starts Production | #AntManAndTheWasp

Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on “Ant-Man and The Wasp and I am beyond excited! I loved the first movie – despite being a tad bit nervous about it. As you know, I am a comic book girl, and so I prefer the Hank Pym version of Ant-Man. I was hoping to see a movie revolved more around him when it was first announced, but we ended up with a focus on Scott Lang. All that being said, I would not change a thing. Paul Rudd is PERFECT as Scott. Ant-Man is one of the funniest Marvel movies (right up there with both Guardians) and I have seen it more times than I can count.

Giveaways, Television, Toys August 1, 2017

Playmates Toys Introduces New TMNT Samurai Figures + Win An Autographed Usagi Yojimbo | #TMNT #Giveaway

My husband and I grew up watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was always one of my favorite shows, and his too! So when we had kids, of course we introduced them too it. Both girls have seen the old cartoons (and love them) but one of our favorite things to do as a family is watch the new ones. We record them on the DVR and sit down and watch them all together – as a family. We all have a favorite turtle, but there is on character that always stands out to us – Usagi Yojimbo! Usagi is a Samurai bunny rabbit and he is amazingly awesome. We wish he was a regular, but the fact that he is in a three party story arc right now, is going to have to do!