FanGirl Friday, Giveaways, Kids, Movies, Television July 20, 2018

Win Tickets to See Teen Titans GO to the Movies & More! | #TeenTitansGOMovie

My entire family loves the show Teen Titans GO! My husband and I are a tad bit into superheroes, in case you never figured that out, so of course we are raising our girls that way too. This show is something that all four of us can enjoy. We laugh at the silly potty humor and enjoy the mischief the teens get into. My youngest LOVES Starfire and my oldest is a big fan of Raven. When we found out there was going to be a Teen Titans movie, we all freaked out. You know we plan to be there opening weekend! And I want one of my lucky readers to be able to go to theaters to see it too – plus win some other great goodies!

Entertainment, Movies, Television July 19, 2018

San Diego Comic-Con: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: A Collection of Trailer Reaction Videos | #SDCC

San Diego Comic-Con is this weekend and I wanted to be there more than anything but it is Grandmother’s surprise 90th birthday party and that takes precedence. Boo. I will be trying my best to keep up with trailers (check out my YouTube channel for all the trailer reaction videos) and news. I will be sharing what I can here, as quickly as possible. So if you don’t want to miss any of my reaction videos, bookmark this page and come periodically. 

Books, Collectibles & Subscriptions, Entertainment, Gaming, Movies, Travel July 18, 2018

The Ultimate San Diego Comic-Con Survival Guide | #SDCC

Trust me, I wish more than anything that I was going to be attending San Diego Comic-Con this year. Unfortunately it falls at the same time as a really important family event, so I am going to have to miss it. The only thing that makes this OK for me is that I know Marvel is not going to be doing any panels there. It kind of makes it an OK year for me, as a huge Marvel fan, to miss. Although I know there will be some pretty amazing announcements from DC, Warner Bros, and so much more. But just let me think I won’t be missing anything. Please.

Books, Giveaways, Kids, Printables July 17, 2018

Story Time Is Changing As My Daughters Get Older Thanks to I Can Read! Books | #ICanReadBooks

One of my favorite times with my daughters is story time. From the moment they were born, I would cuddle them and read to them. Well, times are now changing in the Smith household as both girls are reading to me at story time. Sure, I help out with a few words here and there, but they do the majority of the reading, all thanks to I Can Read books. I would be lying if I said it doesn’t make me tear up every now and then. Them reading to me just proves that they are growing up, something I thought I was ready for, but I am not. For a chance to win I Can Read! books of your own, make sure you check out my giveaway at the end of the post.

Giveaways, Movies July 16, 2018

Enter to Win Overboard on Blu-ray PLUS a Cooking Prize Pack! | #OverboardMovie

I love a good movie – and Anna Faris has always been one of my favorite actresses. Even after what she did to Chris Pratt, but hey, that is a whole other story. I was really excited to check out her new movie, Overboard, because it looked like a fun movie that my husband and I would like. Well, I was right! It is super cute, and had some pretty funny moments. Overboard released on digital July 17th and DVD/Blu-ray on July 31st and to help celebrate I am offering a fun Italian cooking prize pack to one lucky reader! 

Coupons & Savings, Giveaways, Shopping & Gift Guides July 14, 2018

5 Perfect Birthday Gift Ideas for Her PLUS Win A $300 Gift Card to My Gift Stop!

I love shopping. For myself, for friends, for family – it is just something I really enjoy. Whenever I do shop though, I am usually looking for companies that give back. And that is what I found in My Gift Stop. They not only offer luxury goods at an affordable price, they are dedicated to giving back to society! My Gift Stop does this by donating 5% of every sale to the global medical relief nonprofit, Direct Relief. They have great gift ideas for just about anyone in your life including name brand sunglasses, handbags, shoes, and more. My mom and sister both have birthdays coming up, and here are my top 5 birthday gift ideas from My Gift Stop.

Kids, Local to CNY, Travel July 13, 2018

Fighting Summer Learning Loss at The Strong Museum | #museumofplay

My daughters will be entering Kindergarten and Second Grade this September. I don’t mean to toot their horns here, but they are both really smart girls. Their report cards this year had my husband and I beaming and more proud than I could have ever imagined. But I know all too well that the summer slump is real, so I feel it is important to keep their education up while they are out of school. One of our favorite local ways to do that is head to the ultimate play destination for all age – the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.

Disney, Kids, Television July 12, 2018

10 Fun Facts About Disney Junior’s New Show, Fancy Nancy! | #FancyNancyEvent

I remember when my daughters got their first Fancy Nancy book. It was a Halloween one and we must have read it at least ten times that night. They were immediately hooked on her and honestly, I can’t blame them. She is fun and spunky, just like they are. Not to mention her incredible sense of fashion! So when I heard that Disney Junior was going to have a Fancy Nancy show, I knew we would be tuning in for every episode! While in LA recently, I was lucky enough to watch two episodes as well as chat with Executive Producer/Director Jamie Mitchell and Story Editor Krista Tucker. Here are 10 fun facts about Disney Junior’s Fancy Nancy that I learned from this interview.

Marvel, Movies July 11, 2018

Ant-Man and The Wasp Director Peyton Reed Dishes on the Future of the MCU & More! | #AntManAndTheWaspEvent

One of my favorite things about my job is getting to talk to directors and producers about all the behind the scenes and planning of films. Things like that really interest me so when I met with Director Peyton Reed about Ant-Man and The Wasp, the morning after seeing the movie, I was so excited and anxious. I wanted to know every little detail and everything that went through his head because this movie is everything. The first thing we talked about was the mid and post credit scenes (read more about that here), and then we moved on to this hilarious movie!

FanGirl Friday, Marvel, Movies July 10, 2018

How Ant-Man And The Wasp Built Me Up Only To Break Me Down Again (SPOILERS!) | #AntManAndTheWasp

WARNING: THIS ARTICLE IS FILLED WITH SPOILERS FROM ANT-MAN AND THE WASP! If you have not seen it and do not want any spoilers, please come back after you have seen the movie. Now that Ant-Man and The Wasp has been out for a week, let’s discuss it. This movie was brilliant, if you ask me. Filled with humor, exactly what I would want in an Ant-Man movie. But honestly, the girls take center stage in this one and kick some serious butt. And then, well, read on to see how Marvel built me back up after Infinity War with much needed humor, only to rip out a tiny piece of my soul during the mid-credit scene.