I’m Going to Los Angeles for the #PixarCocoEvent

I’m excited to be heading back to L.A. (11/7 – 11/9) to join 24 awesome bloggers for what is sure to be a spectacular Disney/Pixar hosted event! This trip will include the Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere of Disney/Pixar’s COCO, and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE. We will also be focusing on and interviewing talent from the new Disney XD animated show BIG HERO 6 THE SERIES, … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Frustrated by my laptop being down, and our desktop being super slow. I was finally able to get Windows to reinstall on both. Started watching Designated Survivor on ABC to prepare for a press trip. I'm really liking it so far. Enjoyed an evening out with one of my best friends. I need more of that in my life. Helped our daughter throw a … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done of the past seven days. Invited family over last weekend, and through Sunday afternoon. You know you're surrounding yourself with the right people when you spend most of that time smiling and laughing. Drove our older granddaughter to school because it was raining. I forgot how hectic the morning drop off scene is at an elementary school. Parents are crazy! Was awake way … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday, things I focused on while not blogging

I've been blogging in one form or another for over fifteen years. Mostly as a hobby, but over the past six or seven years also as a part-time job, creating a nice additional income for my family, while also working a day job. As much as I love blogging, which is a lot, or I obviously would not still be doing it after all of these years, I recently found myself in major need of stepping away. So, I … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Started buying decorations for our daughter's graduation party next month. Thanks to Orientaltrading.com, for making their website a one stop shop. 2.Cleaned out our pantry and laundry room. Bagged six large bags of trash. Some to donate, some to pitch. It feels good to clean and purge. 3.Went clothes shopping for myself. Something I just … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Signed with a contractor for a new roof, and to rework our garage. Both have been a long time coming. 2.Turned 47. Hard to believe I am so close to 50. Seems like I was 27 just a blink ago. 3.Enjoyed an overnight visit with our granddaughters. They are so much fun. 4.Spent a night awake overthinking things until 3 am. 5.Slowed down on blogging … [Read more...]

I’m Traveling to L.A. for The #BeOurGuestEvent in March!

I’m heading to L.A. (3/4 - 3/7) and will be joining 24 awesome bloggers for a special Disney hosted event! I was invited to a very special Disney, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Freeform & ABC hosted event in March. This trip will include the live-action film release of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the new Disneynature film BORN IN CHINA, the In-Home release of MOANA, the new Disney Channel … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Was invited back to L.A. for a major press junket. Blog post coming soon. 2.Received my family's DNA results from Ancestry .com . So interesting! 3.Came home to a nasty mess from our dog being sick while we were at work. 4.Enjoyed a sleepover visit with our granddaughter. 5.Started watching The Catch & Baby Daddy on-demand to prepare for … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Enjoyed an afternoon and evening with our granddaughter. 2.Watched season two of Ballers on HBO. Review and giveaway coming soon! 3.Took our Christmas tree and decorations down and put them away. 4.Watched the first season of Divorce on HBO. Can't say I really liked it, but I didn't hate it. Either way, I don't see how it is labeled a … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Finished setting up our Christmas decorations. Made dinner and Christmas shopping plans with a good friend. Cut a couple of inches off my hair. The older I get, the shorter it seems to get. Made the switch back to an iPhone (7 plus) after my Galaxy Note crashed. Unfortunately I lost all of my contacts in the process. Ugh. The struggle is … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Put up our Christmas tree 2.Made a vegan green-bean casserole from scratch (way better than the soup recipe) 3.Finished re-watching Weeds from the beginning (still disliked the last season) 4.Tried two vegan chocolate chip cookie recipes and didn't like either 5.Enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving with family and friends 6.Had two fun visits with our … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Took one of our cats to the vet for an allergic reaction. 2.Started fall cleaning. Cleaned our baseboards, and under and behind all furniture and appliances. 3.Bought tickets to see Billy Gardell in November. 4.Watched the pilot episodes of This is Us, and Pitch. I really liked them both. 5.Bought a few new Halloween decorations. 6.Tried a new … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Scrubbed and cleaned our floors. Title and hardwood. Cleaned and organized our laundry/cat room. Enjoyed taking out daughter back to school shopping. Took my car in for a new water pump and sway bar. Had a sever sinus headache that lasted three days. Suffered from a bad case of writes block/ blogger burnout. Watched Gus Van Sant's The Sea of … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Celebrated our granddaughter's second birthday. 2.Had two people that I don't know, stop me to say that they love my hair. 3.Was excited to hear that my mom and step dad sold their house. 4.Firmed up plans for our last trip up north for this season. 5.Started shopping around for a new, well newer car. 6.Organized our laundry/ storage … [Read more...]

7 Things On Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Celebrated our granddaughter's ninth birthday. Watched an advanced screening of Nine Lives. (review coming soon) Made plans for a weekend trip up north with cousins. Participated in a phone interview with Jennifer Garner. (blog post coming soon) Enjoyed having our two year old granddaughter for two days. Tripped and twisted my ankle pretty good. … [Read more...]

Will Be Back Soon

Sometimes you just have to let go of everything and do a lot of this! I have some fun things to share with my readers, and will be back to posting in a few days. … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Took the teens to see a late night showing of The Conjuring 2. I didn't think it was nearly as good as the first movie. 2.Baked a batch of vegan blueberry muffins. They were really good. Recipe hack coming soon. 3.Worried about my husband while he worked a 16 hour day in 90'soemthing degree weather and high humidity. 4.Went to church and … [Read more...]

7 Things On Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Gone to to work on less than three hours of sleep. 2.Stressed too much over things that I can not change. 3.Enjoyed dinner and playing cards with my parents. 4.Made a batch of steak pulled beef. 5.Finally had time to pick-up a prize I won on Mother's Day. 6.Had a fun sleepover visit with our almost two year old granddaughter. 7.Left work early … [Read more...]

In The Recording Booth, & An Interview with Paul McGrath (Zootopia Dialogue Mixer)

Included in our Zootopia In-Home Release Press Day in LA was a visit with Paul McGrath. Paul is a Dialogue Mixer at Disney Animation Studios, with such titles as Planes: Fire & Rescue, Phineas & Ferb, and Zootopia on his 20 yr resume, Paul must really enjoy what he does. A dialogue mixer is a sound editor who assembles, synchronises, and edits all the dialogue in a film or television … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday, Boxing Movies – R.I.P. Ali

This week's seven things on Sunday is seven of my favorite boxing movies. I'm not really much of sports fan. I enjoy watching a little hockey, a little baseball, and a little racing here and there, but I've been a fan of boxing for as long as I can remember. Though, I don't watch it like I used to, I have great appreciation for the sport and am sad to hear of the recent passing of Muhammed … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Flew to LA for the red carpet premiere event of Alice Through The looking Glass. It was an amazing experience. 2.Was on the red carpet at the same time as Johnny Depp. As you can see from my photo, we are now best friends. 3.Had a great time participating in exciting interviews and meeting new blog friends. Lot's of fun blog posts coming … [Read more...]

Alice Through the Looking Glass Red Carpet Premiere @ The Famous El Capitan Theatre

It was an evening filled with wonder, and an after party filled with madness at the Alice Through The Looking Glass Red Carpet Premiere in Hollywood at the El Capitan Theater, and I was there! Before the evening began, our group of bloggers were treated to a front-row experience of a live performance by P!nk. The performance was part of her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live later that night. When … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Re-watched Disney's Alice in Wonderland, in preparation for next weeks Through The Looking Glass red carpet event in L.A. Bought a new dress for the trip. Started letting our teenage daughter drive our car without us. Slept in until 9:00 AM. It was such a gift! I'm not happy to experiencing cold weather again. I'm so ready for … [Read more...]