Mar 092017
 

Disney’s Moana is one of my favorite movies from the last few years.  We received a copy last week from our friends at Disney and watched it three times with two different groups of people over the weekend.

This fresh Pineapple Fried Rice recipe is a great way to celebrate the release of Disney's Moana. Ham, pineapple, and peppers are perfect compliments to each other in this yummy fried rice.

When new movies release, I really love doing a movie-themed recipe or craft to enjoy with my family while we watch.  Originally I wanted to do something with coconuts, because after seeing Moana in theaters I knew they were a focus in the song “Where You Are“.  But it’s not exactly coconut season in Kentucky, so instead, I decided to make Pineapple Fried Rice. Continue reading »

Feb 152017
 

I have a little confession.  I think I enjoy playing with DIY slime nearly as much as Bubbles does.  It’s relaxing and a good way to de-stress.

Green & Gold DIY Slime for St. Patrick's Day - Great gift or easy craft for kids!

We could use a little de-stressing around here, since everyone’s been sick on and off for the last couple of months.  That means we’re also a little behind on our crafting which is something Bubbles and I love to do together. Continue reading »

Jan 092017
 

This shop and my idea for empty dish return has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WipeAwayHolidayMess #CollectiveBias

I love cooking and baking for holiday gatherings.  It doesn’t matter if I’m the hostess or the guest, I look forward to making special holiday dishes to share with friends and family.

Make post-holiday dish return a special treat with a fun food gift

At the end of the meal there is invariably a collection of dishes that get left behind.  Either the contents are still being divvied up when people leave or sometimes the owner just forgets.  A few years ago I came up with a fun idea to pair with the task of returning them. Continue reading »

Jan 052017
 

Today I received one of my favorite emails of the new year: the full 2017 Disney movies slate.  I am beyond excited at the titles that are coming to the theater this year!

Get the full 2017 Disney movies line-up, with trailers, movie notes, movie posters & photo clips from filming

I’ve listed all the 2017 Disney movies for you below in order of release date.  I started to list out the ones I’m most excited for and realized I had written the entire list.  It’s going to be that good this year! Continue reading »

Jan 012017
 

It’s always fun to take a little time at the start of the year to reflect on the one previous.  Part of that process for me is to take a look at all the posts from the last year to see what you really found useful.

Top 10 Posts of 2016 from Views From the 'Ville - recipes, DIY projects, home makeover ideas & more

My goal each time I write something is to hopefully provide you with an actionable idea or project.  A recipe you can make for your family, a DIY project you can recreate, or an activity that your family can enjoy together.  I love when you take the time to leave me comments so I know exactly which of these you’re loving. Continue reading »