Apr 182014
 

Disneynature Bears roars into theaters today and I’m so excited for a number of reasons.  First, growing up in rural Maine, I’ve seen my fair share of bears (as in, “Oh, look, guys.  There’s a bear in our yard.”) and I’m really looking forward to a movie dedicated to them in their natural environment.  I also have yet to be disappointed by a Disneynature film; the first four releases were Earth, Oceans, African Cats and Chimpanzee, and they all were gorgeous, engaging movies.

Disneynature Bears #MeetTheCubs #DisneynatureBears

I also love that Disney has continued to invest so much in showcasing nature.  One one of my first visits to Walt Disney World in Florida, we had the chance to visit Discovery Island, which closed in 1999.  It was a zoological park where you could see animals in their natural environment, watch shows, etc. – kind of a precursor to the beautiful Animal Kingdom.

Disneynature Bears #MeetTheCubs #DisneynatureBears

Bears showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.  Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold.  As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf.  Bears captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses — Alaska.

There are some great printable activities that go along with Bears.  Be sure to download them and save them to use again later, too!  There are 23 pages in all, and they include “spot the difference”, trivia, animal cards, and more.

What did you think of Disneynature Bears? What about the other Disneynature movies?

Apr 172014
 

This post is sponsored by HoneyBaked Ham. All words and opinions are my own.

I’ve many times written of how much I enjoy the food choices available from HoneyBaked Ham.  Whether it’s Christmas Eve or Easter dinner, it’s just not a meal without a spiral-cut HoneyBaked Ham.

This Easter will be no different.  I actually just called today to reserve a ham to be picked up on Saturday.  I was told you don’t even need to reserve one, as they have plenty.  So if you’re still on the fence about what to serve, know that you can call them up or even just stop in between now and Saturday and you’ll be able to serve your guests a mouthwatering ham with that signature glaze!

HoneyBaked Turkey Breast from HoneyBaked Ham #HoneyBakedEaster

Back when I was studying the HoneyBaked Ham catering menu for our Big Game party I happened to notice that in addition to ham, you could also buy HoneyBaked Turkey.  They have turkey breasts year-round, and whole turkeys are available seasonally.  So the other day when we were trying to decide what to do for dinner, I suggested that we give one of the turkey breasts from our local Louisville HoneyBaked Ham Cafe a try. Continue reading »

Apr 162014
 

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Urbini. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.

When we were prepping for Bubbles’ arrival, one of the things we researched was a stroller.  I knew we wouldn’t need one right away, but when we looked at the options, I found that there were a number of “travel sets”.  A combination stroller with a car seat that could go from base in the car, to snapping into the stroller.  Very convenient!

People also encouraged me to get a travel stroller.  I kind of brushed the idea off, because the stroller that came with our set was a pretty sweet ride, and I couldn’t imagine why we’d want to use anything else.  Like needing a golf cart when you had a luxury SUV.

Urbini Hummingbird Stroller

Urbini Hummingbird Stroller #Urbini

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Apr 162014
 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Beamly. The opinions and text are all mine.

I remember when LOST first was airing on TV.  I had so many thoughts and questions!  There was a constant stream of “Oh my gosh, does what she just said somehow tie in to what he just did?” moments, and I couldn’t wait to bounce ideas off my friends about what was going on.

Not all my friends were watching, though.  Crazy, right?  So I did what any connected girl would do in our day and age: I went online!  I searched for forums, boards, and webpages where I could see what others were saying about LOST.

The Show Never Stops on Beamly!

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Apr 152014
 

With as many times that we have, today alone, watched Disney Planes, I figured that it’s appropriate to be sharing some new Planes news!  There is a new trailer for Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue – one that we’ve watched roughly 30 times in the past couple of days.  Bubbles begs me to play it every time I pick up my laptop.

Bubbles isn’t the only excited one in the family.  I love that not only are they doing the sequel, but that they’re doing it so fast!  So often you have to wait years for a follow up to something great, but not this time.  Planes: Fire & Rescue will be in theaters on July 18th.

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue - Dusty

Our old friend Dusty (voiced again by Dane Cook) returns to Propwash Junction excited about his racing career.  But when a fateful training run causes a career-ending injury, he decides to train with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base as a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT). The heroic, often life-threatening efforts involved are admirable, but sometimes seem impossible to master, especially when Dusty has injury that can’t be ignored. Continue reading »