Apr 132014

While I absolutely love all the new Disney movies and characters, the Winnie the Pooh movies will always had a fond place in my heart.  There’s just something about that lovable bear, unlucky Eeyore, cute little Roo, and all the other friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.  I even still have the plush Easter Eeyore with the butterfly wings that my Gram bought me over a decade ago.

Disney Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo on Blu-Ray + Homemade Playdough Carrot

So when Disney recently offered to send us a copy of Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo – on Blu-ray for the very first time – I was excited to have the chance to share it with Bubbles.  She’s a big Eeyore fan and was happy to sit and watch it with me.  The Blu-ray packaging also comes with a free Springtime with Roo mobile that you can put together, and she was excited to work on that with me. Continue reading »

Apr 132014

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard product/service at a reduced price or for free.

I have a confession.  A few years ago, I kind of laughed at people who bought Smart TVs.  I just didn’t get why you would need access to the internet from your television when you could go online from a laptop or even your phone.

A couple of years ago we decided we wanted to upgrade the flat screen in our living room and move the old one to the bedroom and the TV we ended up happening to be a Smart TV.  I say “happening” because it definitely was not a deciding factor, and I honestly never thought we’d use those features.  But then I realized that I could push a button and access things like Amazon, Hulu, even watch YouTube videos.  In beautiful high-def on a big screen.  And suddenly, I was sold.

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard at Best Buy #HarmonySmartKeyboard

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Apr 122014

The Muppets have always cracked me up.  I remember watching them with my Dad as a little kid, and the 3D show at Hollywood studios has always been one of my favorites.  Of course, Miss Piggy and Kermit are icons, but I also love Beaker, Animal, Sam the Eagle, and the Swedish Chef.

Ricky Gervais, Miss Piggy, and Kermit the Frog on the Muppets Most Wanted Soundtrack #MuppetsMostWanted

A bit ago I was invited to attend a screening for the new Disney Muppets Most Wanted.  Unfortunately, we weren’t able to attend but I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it once we have a chance to get to the theaters.  With hilarious stars like Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey, you really can’t miss. Continue reading »

Apr 112014

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Having lived in Florida – twice now – I can honestly say it’s one of my favorite states.  There’s just so much to do there!  And many of those things can be found in one big area: Gulf County.

Bubbles has been asking to go to the beach for awhile now.  I keep telling her Mama wants to go, too!  I’m definitely anxious to get my toes in some sand and feel the sun on my skin again, especially after the exceptionally long winter we’ve had. Continue reading »

Apr 092014

I didn’t drink a whole lot of milk as a young adult.  In fact, I can remember once claiming to my grandmother when I was young that I was lactose intolerant just so I wouldn’t have to drink it.  Of course she had known me all my life, so I’m not sure why I thought it would work.

Fortunately Bubbles doesn’t have that problem.  Milk is the first drink she asks for.  I thankful that is comes so easy, at least for the time being, because 95% of bone building happens by age 20. Females are born with lower bone density than men which creates a higher need for daily calcium intake, so we really need to step up our game, in general.

Both Sissy and I could take a lesson from Bubbles.  I know that I don’t get the amount of calcium I should, and I doubt that with the heavy schedule of a college senior that Ashley does, either.  She and I aren’t alone, though: almost 70% of women, on average, are calcium deficient, and for teen girls specifically, that number jumps to 86%. Continue reading »