Hands down one of my favorite parts of going to a comic convention is checking out all of the cosplay. I love looking at all the details and recognizing the time that people put in to their outfits. Cosplay has always intrigued me and if I was more talented and crafty, I would cosplay pretty much everywhere I go. Instead I stick to bounding and wearing themed dresses. Niagara Falls Comic Con this year was filled with great cosplay. Everywhere I looked, there was another great outfit to check out.
My kids live for summer – as I am sure most do. Especially at their young age – they are 5 and 7. My whole family looks forward to grilling dinners, playing games in the yard, and just having fun together in the warm weather. Something else my girls are passionate about? Well that would be PJ Masks. Like their Mama, they are big superhero fans. I have started them young with stories about Iron Man and Spider-Man, and so when they first saw PJ Masks on Disney Junior, they fell in love! This summer I am combining two of their loves, outside fun and PJ Masks!
Cloak & Dagger are a couple of my favorite comic book characters. I have always loved how connected they are and how if you see one without the other, it just doesn’t seem right. So when I heard that Freeform was going to have a Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger show starting this summer, I was thrilled. Freeform is home to some of my favorite shows, like The Fosters, so I had a feeling this was going to be a big hit for me. When I was given the chance to watch the first few episodes before they aired, I was super excited. Trust me when I say, this show is going to hook you from the start – Marvel fan or not!
This summer, I have been on the hunt for new toys for my girls. Fun things for the whole family, that they can enjoy inside on rainy days, and outside when the weather is nice. Here in Upstate New York we don’t have a lot of summer time. We basically skip Spring and go right in to Summer after Winter. We need to take advantage of the time we get. Since I have been researching lots of great toys, I figured I would share the list with you guys. Enjoy!
I admit it, before this press event I had never watched an episode of Quantico. Now, I have had several friends tell me that I needed to, and that I would love it. Season three started last week and I knew ahead of time that this season could be a stand alone season – meaning that you would not have to see the first two seasons to enjoy it. But after watching the first episode, I plan to go back and watch the first two seasons. It sucked me right in and I immediately became invested in the characters. Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin joined the cast this season so I was excited to get to talk with her and Executive Producer and Showrunner Michael Seitzman.
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.
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!
My youngest daughter is obsessed with Puppy Dog Pals. I mean OBSESSED. Her fifth birthday party was Puppy Dog Pals – and her cake came out amazing by the way. We made sure that her gift was a Puppy Dog Pals playhouse. This was months ago and she still plays with it every single day. So when I found out that Disney Junior was releasing the first season on DVD, I knew she needed it. They sent us an advance copy and when it came in the mail, she cried happy tears.
Trolls: The Beat Goes On Is A Family Favorite on Netflix + Win A Prize Pack! | #DreamWorksTrolls #Trolls
In case you missed it, I told you a little bit ago about new episodes of Trolls: The Beat Goes On hitting Netflix. This is one of my family’s favorite shows to watch together right now. We end up signing along and laughing with each other. It truly is a fantastic way for our family to bond – and I think it will be for yours too! In order to help celebrate the new episodes that were released earlier this month, I have teamed up with DreamWorks to bring you an awesome prize pack! You can win two soundtracks plus an adorable Trolls figure!
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Trolls: The Beat Goes On first premiered on Netflix in January 2018 and was an instant hit in our house! The whole Smith family went to see Trolls in the theater and instantly fell in love with all of the characters. We have since watched the movie at least 50 times (likely more). So when we first found out about the Netflix show, we were thrilled. When the first season was released, we binged them all in a single weekend. The fact that the second season is being released so soon, has us over the moon. Thanks to Hasbro, we now have some amazing Trolls toys to celebrate with!