I have two young girls and we are Disney fanatics, so I think it is safe to say we love Frozen in this household. In fact, we still watch it at least once a month, if not more. There are times when we get on a Frozen kick and will watch it every day for a week. Some people might disagree, but to us, the songs and story just don’t get old. Possibly because I have two girls and the sisterly love between Anna & Elso makes me cry every time I watch it (don’t judge). Being the fans that we are, we were thrilled to hear about a new Frozen featurette, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, joining COCO in theaters later this year.
My husband is almost impossible to buy for. So when it comes to Father’s Day gifts, my daughters and I have to think outside the box. We have found some great items while shopping this year, and so I wanted to pass them along to my readers. All items listed were personally tested by myself and/or my husband.
In our house, we love Shaun the Sheep. I have watched stuff from him for as long as I can remember, and I just love that my girls are fans now too. We went to see the Shaun the Sheep movie in theaters and it is one of our best family memories. Naturally, we were thrilled to receive an advance copy of the newest Shaun the Sheep DVD, Animal Antics! Shaun the Sheep: Animal Antics arrives on DVD and Digital HD June 13 from Lionsgate. With seven laugh out loud episodes and new special features, this DVD is a must have for families!
The Live Action Beauty and the Beast is one of my new favorite Disney films. I adored the original, which made me quite nervous about this one, but I was pleased it. And who knew Dan Stevens could sing am I right? This movie just hit stores everywhere this past week and in order to celebrate, we threw another Disney Movie Night Under the Stars! We went all out, Beauty and the Beast style, and you can too (I promise, it is really easy).
One of the most popular Disney movies to date is Cars. It is something the whole family can enjoy. Well, Cars 3 is finally on it’s way to theaters and to help celebrate it’s release The Hopping Bloggers have put together an awesome prize pack for one lucky reader! This package is worth $150!
You all know what a big Marvel fan I am, so of course, I am really looking forward to Marvel’s Black Panther, which hits theaters February 2018. Today Marvel released the poster and I was in awe of it instantly. Chadwick Boseman looks amazing as T’Challa sitting on the throne. He looks very heroic and very true to his character in the comics, which makes me happy. We saw a little bit of him in Captain America: Civil War, but not nearly enough.
There are a handful of shows that both my daughters and I enjoy watching. One of those is Gwen Stefani’s animated series Kuu Kuu Harajuku! Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music, Baby!, contains 14 episodes from Season One and will be available on DVD on June 13th 2017. This series currently airs on Nickelodeon and we record it so we can always watch it together as a family. It is one of our favorite shows – and one I think just about anyone will love!
I have always enjoyed cooking, but I am not one for coming up with good recipes. I have many cookbooks, but honestly I can flip through one for an hour and still not know what I want to make for dinner. That is one of the many reasons I love Terra’s Kitchen. They make dinners easy by sending you the ingredients you need – already prepped. They have a good amount of recipes to choose from, but not too many that you can’t decide. And the recipes are really easy to follow.
Who doesn’t love a good Disney•Pixar movie? I know I do. Some of my all time favorite movies are Pixar – Cars, Toy Story, & Inside Out. I can always count on them to make me cry. You still can’t say Bing Bong in my presence without me shedding a few tears and don’t even get me started on the end of Toy Story 3. So whenever a new trailer for one of their movies comes out, I am sure to start stocking up on tissues. COCO is one that I have been looking forward to since I heard about it at the Animation Panel at D23 two years ago.
You might have noticed that my social media handles have been migrating away from Mama Smith’s and to Mama’s Geeky. That is because I have some pretty exciting news! Mama Smith’s will become Mama’s Geeky over the course of the next few days. Don’t worry, this won’t effect anything. I will still have the same great content, just a more focused name on what I am really all about.