Feb 082015
 

Our plans for Valentine’s Day are starting to take shape.  We’ve decided to go out to lunch for a family “date” in the afternoon, and then that night we may do the indoor picnic about which she’s been asking.  Then probably finish up with one of the family-friendly movies for Valentine’s Day that I shared a bit ago.

Kick off Valentine's Day with your kiddos by watching the new Doc McStuffins Cuddle Me Lambie DVD. Includes free Lambie hair clips, too!

In the morning, of course, we’ll have breakfast.  Maybe some heart-shaped toast with peanut butter to go with her yogurt (her breakfast repertoire isn’t very deep).  After that we like to spend a little time snuggling and watching one of her shows together. Continue reading »

Feb 042015
 

A few weeks ago I received one of the emails that, as a blogger, a movie lover and a Disney fan, makes you stand up and squeal loudly enough that your husband asks what on Earth is wrong.  I was being invited back to L.A. by Disney to cover the #McFarlandUSAEvent.

Kevin Costner stars in McFarland, USA #McFarlandUSAEvent

Unfortunately, due to a previous commitment, I had to turn down the trip.  I was pretty heart-broken to have to do so, as the trip was going to cover some exciting entertainment news that I have been looking forward to. Continue reading »

Jan 152015
 

Just thinking about Jake & The Neverland Pirates the fun theme song pops into my mind.  Sometimes a song getting in your head like that isn’t a great thing, but when it’s Jake it’s awesome.  It puts a little bounce in your step and a smile on your face.

Disney Junior's Jake and the Neverland Pirates Battle for the Book - comes with a fun (free!) checkerboard bandana game and tokens right in the case.

Jake and his friends are characters we really enjoy.  In fact the LeapFrog LeapTV Disney Jake and The Never Land Pirates game has become Bubbles very favorite to play on our LeapTV. And, of course, we watch on Disney Junior. Continue reading »

Jan 102015
 

I’m so, so excited for the Disney movies 2015 slate that was recently shared with me.  It is going to be an absolute powerhouse year with a new Avengers film, a new introduction into the Star Wars franchise, and some other great titles – both live-action and animated.

Disney Movies 2015! The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate for 2015 has been released. Titles include Strange Magic, McFarland USA, Cinderella, Monkey Kingdom, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tomorrowland, Inside Out, Ant-Man, The Jungle Book, The Good Dinosaur, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I’ll have more in-depth coverage of each film as it gets closer to release dates, but here are twelve movie dates and names so you can start marking your calendar. Continue reading »

Dec 272014
 

Disney’s Into the Woods opened on Christmas Day and I have heard nothing but great things about it.  I’ve always loved musicals and musical theater – and actually did some theater in high school – so I’m really looking forward to this adaptation.  Unfortunately I’ve been under the weather for the last few days so we haven’t made it over yet but hope to next week.

Into the Woods fun facts: Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel in Disney Into the Woods

In the meantime I’ve been enjoying listening to the phenomenal Into the Woods soundtrack.  Did you know that the music for the film was pre-recorded over a two-week period at Angel Studios in London with a 56-piece orchestra, composed of some of the best musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic? Continue reading »