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. Continue reading »

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 052014
 

Marvel’s Captain American: The Winter Soldier is in theaters!  I’m looking forward to my husband and I being able to catch it the next time Ashley is home and takes Bubbles out for a play date.  Marvel movies have long been some of my favorites, and I have heard nothing but amazing things about The Winter Soldier.

Captain America and the Black Widow #CaptainAmerica The Winter Soldier

While I really do love all the Marvel characters, Captain America has always been one of my favorites.  He’s devoted to his country, does the right thing, and values those who feel the same.  Plus, let’s be honest, Chris Evans is easy on the eyes.  And Black Widow gets some screen time in this one, which I also like. Continue reading »

Feb 172014
 

I can’t believe I’m typing this, but Bubbles turns 3-years-old this month.  Seriously, I know the cliches about growing up so fast and how time flies – but it’s just so true.  She’s more preschooler than toddler, and lets us know what a “big girl” she is on a regular basis.

Her birthday party will be this weekend, and when offered multiple choices on party themes she, unsurprisingly, chose Disney Planes.  So this week I’ve been working on a few favors and supplies.  I still need to finish up the party favors and treat bags, plus finalize my cake design.  But I think I have all the table decorations and paper goods so not too much left to do.

Disney Planes Party Ideas - Free #Printables #DisneyPlanes

Which is good, because Bubbles is super-excited about her party.  She asks every morning if it’s her birthday yet, rattles off the guest list, and asks about her Disney Planes cake.  She also has invited pretty much everyone at any store we’ve been to in the past two weeks. Continue reading »

Feb 112014
 

It’s always an exciting day when a new Disney show or movie becomes available on DVD.  Today’s it an offering from the Disney Junior channel, which of course makes the youngest member of our household quite excited.  Especially since it features all of her classic Disney character friends.

We received a review copy of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie-rella on DVD, which released today.  Our family is no stranger to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so I was sure we’d love this new tale, and I wasn’t disappointed.  Your little ones (and maybe some of you big ones) will love it.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie-rella DVD + Popup Castle Play Set #Disney

In Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie-rella, Minnie’s friends have her hard at work taking care of chores in the Clubhouse.  They’re trying to keep her distracted while they get her a surprise present, but the chores tire poor Minnie out.  She falls asleep and dreams she is Minnie-rella. Continue reading »