Of all the booths on display at New York Comic-Con, our favorite was undoubtedly Marvel. While it may seem like a bit of a no-brainer that Marvel would be our top pick (given that we’re big fans of Marvel’s superheroes overall), choosing this booth as the best goes beyond our existing fandom. Marvel was a highlight of NYCC 2017 not only because of the iconic heroes and intrinsic good quality that have come to be associated with the brand, but because they took those things and utilized them to create a wide array of things for fans both new and old to see and to do throughout the weekend. Take a tour through Marvel’s booth with us, and you’ll see exactly what we mean.
As you likely know by now, my family and I are huge Disney fans. Several months ago we discovered a new Disney subscription box – the Pley Disney Princess box. It comes every two months and each box is themed to a Disney Princess. So far we have received Ariel, Rapunzel, and our latest box – Merida. This is something that my girls have been loving – and I think many kids would enjoy it. What a great gift for a Disney Princess fan this holiday season.
Welcome to Mama’s Geeky’s Gift Ideas for Men 2017 Holiday Gift Guide! In this guide you will find some gift ideas that will have the man in your life smiling from ear to ear! Whether he is your significant other, brother, father, or friend – these gifts are sure to impress him! Keep checking back as new gift ideas will be added throughout the holiday season. I am even giving you a chance to win some of them at the bottom of the guide – so don’t leave without entering. All of these items have been personally tested by myself or my husband.
At New York Comic-Con, we had the opportunity to check out Marvel Television’s Madison Square Garden panel showcasing the latest season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Executive Vice President of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb led the panel, which included cast members Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez), Henry Simmons (Alphonso “Mack” McKenzie), Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons), Iain De Caestecker (Leo Fitz), Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May), Chloe Bennet (Daisy “Skye” Johnson), and of course, Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson). In honor of it being the fifth season of Agents of Shield, we’re going to share with you THE TOP 5 REVEALS ABOUT AGENTS OF SHIELD SEASON FIVE!
To say I was excited to walk the red carpet at the Thor: Ragnarok premiere and see the film before many others is an understatement. I had been waiting a long time for this movie to come out. Taika Waititi is one of my favorite directions and I was dying to see what he was going to do with this film. When you are looking forward to a movie this much, there is a lot of potential for disappointment. I had a feeling it was going to be fantastic and if my expectations were not met, I was not going to be happy with it. Well, they weren’t met – they were exceeded. Here is why I think you need to rush out and see Thor: Ragnarok opening weekend (November 3rd)!
One of our favorite holidays is Halloween. There is nothing like cuddling up with the family, putting on a spooky movie or TV show, and eating some treats. Our daughters are pretty young still (4 and 6) so we tend to select videos that they can watch – but that we will enjoy too. That is why we love NCircle and were thrilled to get some Halloween DVDs from them. These are must haves for families with young kids!
I am a pretty big fan of Marvel, in case you somehow missed out on that. I have been reading Marvel Comics since I was a little girl – so you can imagine how excited I am about all of the Marvel movies coming out. This is certainly a great time to live in if you are a geek like me. Thor: Ragnarok is the next Marvel Studios film to come out (and I can’t wait for you all to see it – it is so good!!) but after that will be Black Panther. After seeing the latest poster and trailer, I was blown away. I already know this film would be amazing, but now I am really counting the days.
My husband and I are always looking for new shows that we can enjoy together. We love a good comedy and so when we first saw the commercial for ABC’s new show, The Mayor, we thought it might be a good one to try out. Both of us laughed through the whole thing, so it seemed like something we would like. A few of the actors in the show are favorites of ours and we tuned in the first week it aired. I am glad we did because little did I know just a week later I would get to interview some of the cast!
There is nothing like a Marvel red carpet – and no two are the same. I recently hit up LA and attended the Thor: Ragnarok premiere and of course, it was an amazing experience. I was really excited about this one because it was at one of my favorite theaters – the El Capitan Theatre – which I had not been to for a while. It is a totally gorgeous and historic theater and I highly recommend that everyone go visit it at some point in their life. I knew this was going to be a busy carpet, but I didn’t realize just how amazing the vibe would be. It was so high energy and buzzing with excitement.
One of my favorite things about the holidays is hosting friends and families. There is nothing like gathering around the dining room table with those that you love and enjoying some delicious, homemade meals. It certainly helps to have the right appliances in your kitchen – they are sure to make your holidays less stressful. Thanks to LG and Best Buy, you can now save big and prepare for the holidays. Be the envy of your family and friends with the kitchen of everyone’s dreams!
Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with the family-friendly all-new adventures coming to DVD with the release of Vampirina! Vampirina (Vee to her friends) is the new girl in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania and she’s going to be super busy making new friends, music videos, and throwing spectacular sleep overs! This DVD is packed with laughs, new characters to cherish, and heart, Vampirina is a must-own for the entire family! Includes Four Episodes, and it arrives just in time for the spookiest season of the year!
As you probably know, we play a lot of video games in our family. My daughters are pretty young – only 4 and 6 years old. Because of this we need to really pay attention to video game ratings. We know that there are many benefits to gaming for kids and thanks to GameStop and UpNorthLive, we were given some great tips on age appropriate gaming. Sometimes my husband and I forget just how young they are while selecting video games as gifts for the girls.
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!
Not too long ago Disney Vacation Club invited us to come check out their latest resort – Copper Creek. It is located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – where the DVC also has Boulder Ridge Villas. Of course, we jumped at the chance. We just purchased DVC at the Polynesian this past February and have been talking about adding on points at Copper Creek. Well, I can stay after our visit here, we will likely be doing so in the next couple of years. The sooner the better I say – I cannot wait to go back!
You may already know that we are Disney Vacation Club members. We joined on our Disney Cruise in February 2017 – and I have no idea why we didn’t do it sooner. We vacation at Disney World at least twice a year, if not more. When you are 180 days out from your trip, you can make your dining reservations. There are several that we strive to get – and one of those is dinner at Be Our Guest. This is arguably one of the hardest reservations to make, and should always be this first one you shoot for. TIP: Try to book it for one of your last days vs. one of your first days for a better shot at it.