Nov 302016
 

Watching Christmas and holiday movies is one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season.  In fact as a tween and teen (okay, fine, and as a college kid) on Christmas Eve I would stay up as late as I could manage to keep my eyes open and watch them.  Considering we opened gifts at 5 a.m. I think I even managed to pull a few all-nighters.

New Holiday Movies for 2016 include Kate & Mim-Mim A Christmas Wish, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Daniel's Winter Wonderland, and more

I have a few tried and true favorites that I have to watch every year: Elf, The Santa Clause, The Polar Express.  I also like to check out new releases in the hopes of discovering a few new favorites each season. Continue reading »

Nov 292016
 

Finding Dory was one of our favorite movies from this past year.   The entire family was excited when the DVD showed up on our doorstep from our friends at Disney.  To celebrate it’s arrival and our Finding Dory movie night I decided to make some quick Finding Dory pretzels.

These Finding Dory pretzels are a fun and easy partner to a Finding Dory party or movie night. Use candy melts & a couple quick tips to make Dory & Nemo pretzel rods!

I started by making the Dory pretzel rods and then I decided that I also wanted to make Nemo pretzels, too.  No mess and something you can easily eat with your fingers they were the perfect movie night snack. Continue reading »

Feb 022015
 

Bubbles has been very excited about Valentine’s Day this year.  I think part of it is how closely it both follows Christmas and precedes her birthday.  It’s just an exciting time of year.

She has been asking what we’re going to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and as this is the first year she’s showed much interest, I’m leaving it up to her.  (Within reason, of course.)  So while that’s unlikely to mean a fancy dinner out for hubby and I, it will mean a lot of family fun for all of us, and I prefer that any day of the week, anyway.

7 Family-Friendly Valentines Movies and Shows for Valentine's Day 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 »

Oct 162014
 

With a majority of my formative years falling in what’s affectionately known just as “the 80s”, it should be no surprise that I love that era.  I mean, what’s not to love about the decade that brought us the music of both Bon Jovi and Paula Abdul (“Forever Your Girl” and “Livin’ On a Prayer?”  Aces.)

The Goldbergs

The Goldbergs Complete First Season now on DVD

Last year when The Goldbergs came out on TV, I was a little beside myself with joy.  I watch that show alternating between shouting “yes!” and laughing out loud, because I remember.  That striped shirt that Barry often wears?  I know people that wore that shirt (big props to the wardrobe folks, by the way). Continue reading »