My husband is a HUGE Kingdom Hearts fan. In fact, he is currently in the process of getting a Kingdom Hearts tattoo on his arm – and it is pretty fantastic. When we found out that GameStop was creating an EXCLUSIVE Kingdom Hearts Funko POP box, well, we were pretty darn excited. I have quite the Funko POP collection – OK, I will admit it, I am addicted to them. And my husband “lets me” keep his in my office, so I was all for him getting this box.
My husband is super talented when it comes to crafty things. He creates a lot of the DIY stuff here at Mama’s Geeky, including my daughters’ Star Vs. The Forces of Evil Halloween costumes! These cosplay outfits came out so good that we had talked about getting some professional photos taken. As if by magic, shortly after I received an offer to work with one of my favorite studios again – Portrait Innovations.
I have always loved playing video games – ever since I was a young girl and got my first Nintendo system. I enjoy all types of games, but some of my favorites have always been the LEGO games. These games can occupy me for literal hours on end. We own quite the collection of them – Harry Potter, Marvel Super Heroes, Dimensions, and now we have added the LEGO Ninjago Movie! I was super excited to see this show up in the mail because I just knew I would love it!
My husband and I totally lucked out and pre-ordered Hatchimals last year as soon as we heard about them. We had a feeling they were going to be one of the hottest toys for Christmas – and we were right! When they arrived at our house, our daughters went crazy. At the time, they were 3 and 5, and had said they found their best friends for life. We had a blast unboxing them and my girls have played with them nearly every day since. So when we heard that Spin Master had something up their sleeve for this holiday season – we just couldn’t wait to hear more.
Something that I have always wanted to do while visiting Walt Disney World is attend a fireworks dessert party. In fact, we almost bought tickets to one during the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year. So imagine how excited we were to see a dessert party on our itinerary for our Copper Creek press event! I told my daughters right away and they started jumping up and down talking about all of the desserts they were going to eat. Honestly, I was more excited for the prime viewing spot for the Happily Ever After fireworks – but of course, the desserts were a great perk!
We are a family of gamers – so imagine our excitement when Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions showed up on our doorstep! One of the reasons we were practically jumping up and down was because it was nearly a full three weeks before it’s release to the public. This is a game that we had been waiting a long time for, and we couldn’t wait to dig right in! My daughter, Ivy, and I started playing it immediately – and quickly became addicted to it.
Everyone is finally back-to-school and working hard. But Snoopy would like to remind parents and kids to take a break from the grueling homework and serious textbooks every once in a while with these two new and entertaining Peanuts-themed books! Enter to win copies of Hugs for Snoopy and Peanuts for Inspiration and Relaxation!
I am so excited to let you guys know that I am heading to LA for the #ThorRagnarokEvent with 24 other awesome bloggers in a couple of weeks! Make sure you follow along 10/9 to 10/11 as I do so many cool things including walking the red carpet at the Thor: Ragnarok premiere. I will also be chatting with some of the cast and filmmakers, so if you have any questions, please let me know. That is not all we will be doing though, so check out the full details here.
Whenever we go to Walt Disney World or on a Disney Cruise, one of our favorite things to do is watch the cartoons on the TV. So imagine how excited we were to see that a bunch of Halloween & Christmas themed ones were put on to a DVD. When we were sent a copy of Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary, we opened it right up and put it on. Watching these cartoons totally transported us back to Disney World, and we felt like we were really there again. I just know this DVD will be watched whenever we are missing it there (which is all the time!).
One of my favorite things to do with my girls is cuddle up and read a good book. It is something that we look forward to doing almost every day as a family. Recently, we received an advance copy of Bruce’s Big Move from Disney-Hyperion, and I must say, we loved it right away. The story itself is cute and funny – and we can’t help but love the grumpy bear Bruce. It even teaches a great lesson to kids – there’s no place like home.
My girls and I cannot wait to go see My Little Pony: The Movie in theaters next month! We are a family of huge pony fans – even my husband wants to go see this movie! So since we heard about this film, we have been eagerly awaiting the release. On top of the fact that we love the characters, the cast is stellar – making this a must see movie for us! Zoe Saldana is one of my favorite actresses so I am dying to see her voice Captain Celaeno.
My family and I were thrilled when Disney invited us to come check out their latest Disney Vacation Club Resort, Copper Creek, this past weekend. All I can say is WOW! Believe me when I say, you could spend your entire vacation at the resort and not get bored. But don’t get me wrong, no Disney trip is complete without at least a few days in the parks! However, Copper Creek is a great place to stay if you wish to spend a half day (or full day) hanging out at the resort to take a break from the busy of the parks.
My young daughters and I love to read together. It is something we try to do at least once or twice a day. We are always looking for new books to add to our library, so we were thrilled to get an advance copy of Cookiesaurus Rex! This book had us all giggling uncontrollably – even my husband. If you are looking for a book that will make your belly sore from laughing so hard, this is it. Cookiesaurus Rex will bring families together with all of its fun!
In case you have not picked up on it yet, my family is big in to Walt Disney World. We are Disney Vacation Club members and visit at least twice a year – despite the fact that we are all the way across the country in Upstate New York. Animal Kingdom has always been a half day park for us – full day if we decide to check out all the animals and take our time. But now things have changed. Honestly, we could probably spend an entire day in new part of the park, Pandora – The World of Avatar, especially taking in to consideration those pesky wait times that come along with brand new rides opening.
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.