My girls love a good Halloween party. Halloween has always been a favorite holiday in our house. There is nothing like doing some fun Halloween crafts, watching a spooky movie, and eating yummy Halloween treats! The weather is getting cooler and the leaves outside are changing. It is one of my favorite times of year! I wanted to share with you some fun, simple, and inexpensive ways that your family can celebrate Halloween, just like mine does!
My girls are super in to crafts. They love to create gifts for family members – especially around the holidays and for birthdays. So when I asked them if they wanted to come up with some fun valentines, they jumped at the chance. Something that they love almost as much as crafting is Welch’s Fruit Snacks. My oldest always takes one to school with her for lunch and my youngest enjoys one at home daily as well. We had an absolute blast designing valentines for our family and friends together – and snacking on Welch’s Fruit Snacks of course!
I am a huge Star Wars fan and am currently counting down the days until Rogue One: A Star Wars Story© TM Lucasfilm LTD is out in theaters. So imagine how thrilled I was to hear that Kleenex brand is partnering with Lucasfilm LTD to launch limited edition boxes featuring Rogue One: A Star Wars Story designs! I have two young girls (ages 3 and 5) which means we always have tissues around the house. When shopping, I look for fun designs on the tissue boxes to add some flair to our decor. Being a total Star Wars nerd means that I cannot wait to get these on display in my home! They hit shelves this Fall, just in time for cold season. When you are done with the tissues, or if you simply want to have some fun with these awesome Kleenex boxes, I have an easy DIY craft you are sure to love!
My family has been waiting for The Secret Life of Pets to come out since we saw the first teaser trailer. We have a pug ourselves and always wonder what she is up to when we leave her at home. This movie is sure to be cute, fun, and downright hilarious – just look at the stellar cast! To help celebrate the release, I have put together some super cute easy mask and puppet crafts featuring the animals of the film. Since this film is all about pets, I have partnered with Simple Solutionpet care products, to bring you these today.
Summer is almost here, which means that school is almost over. If the prospect of 6 weeks with the kids at home fills your bank balance with dread, then don’t sweat it. We have devised several different ways that you can keep the kids occupied. There’s no need to worry. These have all been devised with your budget in mind. They won’t break the bank!
ALL HAIL KING JULIEN Season 3 comes to Netflix today, June 17th! My girls and I love to watch this show together – we cannot get enough of that crazy King Julien! My husband even likes to watch it with us now and then. We can’t wait to sit down and binge watch this season together. With Father’s Day coming up, why not name dad the King of Dads with this fun printable King Julien crown! Kids can decorate it however they want and then make dad wear it around all day. Sounds like a win to me! I know my husband would love anything the girls made for him. Just download and print the crown out here. Have fun!
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ comedy-adventure “Zootopia” has broken records worldwide, earning nearly $1 billion at the global box office and becoming one of the highest grossing original movies of all time. Critics and audiences of all ages have fallen in love with the wonderfully innovative mammal metropolis of “Zootopia” and the comedic chemistry of rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). In fact, critics have hailed “Zootopia” as one of the best films of 2016 and Richard Roeper from Chicago Sun-Times calls it “One of the best animated films ever.”
Happy Earth Day everyone! I hope you find great way s to celebrate today. I plan to take my daughters outside and spend some time with them enjoying the environment – and cleaning up our local park. In case you are looking for some fun ideas, I want to share with you some activities from Dreamworks Animation!
As most of you know, Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out this week. My husband and I are huge Star Wars fans and we saw the movie in theaters. It was so good! We also have it on Blu-Ray and have watched it with our daughters – and our 4 year old loves it! She is a huge fan of Rey – who I think is a great role model for young girls like her. To help celebrate the release, I wanted to share some fun activities with you. There are tons of awesome coloring pages that your little ones (and you!) are sure to love! Download them below for hours of fun – and then check out a bonus clip featuring Poe and a couple about BB-8!
I am really looking forward to Finding Dory! This film looks amazing – and since it is Disney/Pixar, you just know it is going to be great! I loved Finding Nemo (in fact, I saw it in theaters) and I cannot wait to take my girls to see this! Finding Dory comes out a week before my daughter’s 5th birthday so we plan to take all her school friends to go see it for her party! It will be a great kick off to the summer too! One of my daughters’ favorite things to do is color and so I was thrilled to discover these brand new Finding Dory coloring and activity sheets! Download them below and print them for your little ones – I promise, they will love them!
To celebrate the Digital HD release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens I have some special crafts and recipes to share with you! Click on the BB-8 button below for Rey’s Portion Bread recipe, a BB-8 Bookmark, and more! I am also sharing some pretty great clips from the bonus features of The Force Awakens that focus on Rey and Finn! I cannot wait to sit down and watch this movie for the second time this weekend. I know there are lots of things that I did not pick up on. Have you seen it yet? If not, stream it this weekend, you will not regret it!
Check out the Pinterest board I put together above that is full of nerdy Easter Egg ideas! If you know anything about me, then you know I am a super geek. Now that I’ve hopefully inspired everyone with these nerdy Easter egg ideas, I’m ready for all of you to show me what you’ve got. This contest is like cosplay for eggs. I have teamed up with The Fairytale Traveler and we want to see your nerdy egg creations! Feel free to let your imagination run wild and get as creative as you can. We’ve partnered up with some of the nerdiest bloggers on the world wide web to make this uber fun.
I love The Jungle Book. I grew up watching it and have loved sharing it with my girls as well. Since I found out about the new one, I have been waiting patiently for it! It comes out right before my birthday (April 15, 2016) and I cannot wait to check it out! The footage that I saw at the D23 Expo this past summer was incredible – and I know it is going to blow everyone away! The voice cast is amazing with actors like Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, and Christopher Walken. Having them voice some of my favorite characters of all time is, well, pretty awesome! My daughters were thrilled when I printed out these new The Jungle Book activity sheets for them (download and print yours below) – we had so much fun with the maze and of course, making the Hexaflexagon! That is one of their favorite activities to do when it comes to Disney movies! Enjoy!
It is the last day of the year guys – wow, did 2015 fly by or what? There were so many amazing movie and guess what? Plenty more amazing ones are coming out in 2016! One of those is Zootopia – and I want you to celebrate Zoo Year’s Eve tonight with the brand new trailer for ZOOTOPIA featuring the all-new original song “Try Everything,” written by singer-songwriter Sia and songwriting duo Stargate, and performed by Grammy-winning international superstar Shakira. It is incredible and the single will be available everywhere 1/8/16. Revered worldwide by herds of fans, Shakira voices Zootopia’s biggest pop star Gazelle who is a socially conscious celebrity with equal parts talent and heart. I for one, cannot wait to see her in this movie, she is going to be great!
Since the moment I heard about Zootopia, I knew it was a movie that I would be taking my daughters to see. I was lucky enough to get the inside scoop and see some great clips (like the Sloth clip you can check out in the preview below) before others when I attended the D23 Expo and that just solidified my thoughts. When I took my daughters to go see a movie in the theater recently, there was a preview for Zootopia and after seeing that on the big screen, it has been all they will talk about. They cannot wait to go, and I promised them, when it comes out in early March 2016, we will be there. I personally cannot wait to go myself – I just know it will be a hit!