This Mother’s Day why not WOW Mom with some fun and unique gifts that she would never think to purchase for herself. I’m a mom of two little girls and I love to receive gifts that I would not think to pick up myself. Sometimes, those are the best gifts – are they not? I decided to put together this list of some gifts that any mom would be thrilled to get. Enjoy!
As a mom of two young kids, one thing I am very concerned about is tobacco and cigarettes. They see them everywhere and my husband and I have been trying our hardest to teach them about how unhealthy they are. We even sometimes over exaggerate with words like “ew” and “gross” when we are near someone smoking. That might seem a tad rude to the smoker, but it seems to be helping out daughters associate negative feelings with cigarettes. I mean, did you know the average age of a new smoker in New York is 13?! 13!!
This may come as a total shock to you – but I am a big Marvel comic books fan. I’m kidding – that should not shock you. And if it does, well that you just don’t know me well enough yet. Stick around and you will figure me out. Over the years I have collected a lot of comic books, but X-Force has always been in my top 5. My favorite run is probably volume 3, which was 2008 to 2010, or Uncanny X-Force, which was the one right after that. The teams were amazing and filled with some of my favorite characters.
Avengers: Infinity War is probably the highest anticipated film of 2018! Marvel fans have been waiting years for this movie to hit theaters, and now the time has almost come! I still have to pinch myself to believe I will be seeing it on April 23rd – at the World Premiere in LA! Be sure to follow along with #InfinityWarEvent for all the inside information! Avengers: Infinity War releases to the public on April 27th and to help celebrate The Hopping Bloggers have put together an Avengers: Infinity War prize pack worth over $300 that everyone will want to win! Trust me, I sure do!
When we were on our most recent family vacation at Disney World, the newest Disney Channel Original Movie came out. I remember my husband and I cuddling up with our daughters on our bed at the Polynesian and watching Zombies. My girls are in to spooky things for some reason, and so this movie was right up their alley! Not too scary, but featuring one of their favorite things – ZOMBIES! Honestly, my husband and I really enjoyed this movie too.
One of our favorite things to do as a family is brick building. We love building from kits, but we also love creating whatever our imaginations can think up. My oldest daughter is particularly good at this so when she discovered Strictly Briks new Trap and Gap Baseplates, her mind went wild. She started thinking up all sorts of creations and could not wait to start building! When I handed her the box I felt like I could actually see the wheels turning in her head. Within minutes, she had some pretty amazing structures built.
We may not be seeing much of Hawkeye lately, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a major part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In fact, not seeing him in the Avengers: Infinity War trailers and posters could mean he is more important than we could even imagine. I have my own theories for him, and in less than two weeks we will know for sure. Sometimes I channel Hawkeye because I love archery. Where I live, there are not many places to shoot around, so I created my own target out of a few things I found in the basement. It was really easy, and did not take long at all.
Incredibles 2 hits theaters in June and after heading to Pixar Animation Studios to learn all about it, I can pretty much guarantee it is going to be the movie of the summer. I was totally blown away by all the work that goes into creating an animated feature film. Stay tuned for all the details on that later, but right now I want to tell you guys all about my experience at Pixar Animation Studios. This place is amazing. I knew it would be surreal to step on to the campus, but I wasn’t prepared for all the emotions I would feel. And all the awesome things I would see.
Puppy Dog Pals is a hit show on Disney Junior and we love it in our home. It features two adorable pug puppies and since we have a pug (and a puggle), this quickly became a favorite in our house. It is one of the few kids shows that we can watch together as a family and all truly enjoy. On April 10th, the first season was released on DVD and we threw our own Puppy Dog Pals viewing party!
Pixar Fest is finally here! That’s right – Pixar Fest opens TODAY at Disneyland Resort. I recently visited Pixar Animation Studios to learn all about Incredibles 2 (so much more coming on that) and while there, I got to chat with the Disney Parks Pixar team. Of course Pixar Fest was the main topic of conversation and let us in on all the details. We also talked about Pixar heading to all the Disney Parks around the world. Personally, I am hoping for more Coco presence in Mexico at Epcot! Pixar Fest runs from today, April 13th, to September 3rd. If you are heading out to California to partake in the fun, here are some don’t miss activities (and food!).