Healthy Back-to-School Backpack Recipes & Social Media Contest (GEDC) #schoolspirit

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Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC), a leading dental service organization, would like to offer my readers some creative and healthy back-to-school backpack snack recipes that will make kids look forward to lunches. I know our family sure can use a couple of new idea. Smile Salad Ingredients: 2 cups baby fresh spinach ½ small Granny Smith apple, chopped ½ cup golden raisins 2 tbs balsamic … [Read more...]

Cedar Point is Making Big Waves in 2017 With An All-new Water Park & More

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The world’s best amusement park destination is getting bigger with a multi-year investment to further demonstrate Cedar Point as a complete vacation choice for families and thrill seekers. The major highlight of fun to come is an extensive transformation of Soak City to the brand-new, Cedar Point Shores Water Park. The new park will feature 18 acres of splish-splashing family fun, featuring … [Read more...]

The Wild Life TV Spot, Activity Sheets & Prize Package Giveaway #TheWildLife

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I recently shared the official trailer for Liongate's new movie The Wild Life. Today I'm excited to share a fun new TV spot and The Wild Life prize package giveaway with my readers. The Wild Life looks like a really fun movie. Full of colorful characters, and the message of strong friendships. I'm really looking forward to taking our granddaughter to see it on the big screen. Directed By: … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, Storks in Theaters 9/23/16 #STORKS

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From the studio that delivered THE LEGO MOVIE, the animated adventure features the voice talent of Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Ty Burrell, Jennifer Aniston, and more, comes Storks! Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the … [Read more...]

Disney’s Moana – Extended Olympics TV Spot #Moana

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Light the torch, find your way, dive right in! Watch the extended video of Disney's Moana Olympics TV spot. Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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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...]

Exclusive Interview, Jennifer Garner Talks About #NineLives

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Jennifer Garner stars in the new family movie, Nine Lives, in theaters Friday, August 5th. I recently had the opportunity to join in on a group phone interview with Jennifer Garner. Our family includes two fun and feisty cats, so I was eager to hear her thoughts on what it was like to film with cats. In Nine lives, Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a daredevil billionaire at the top of his game. His … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, The Wild Life #TheWildLife

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From the over-exuberant parrot Mak to the snack-obsessed tapir Rosie, from the persnickety echidna Epi to the acrobatic pangolin Pango, from the ditzy goat Scrubby to the commonsensical kingfisher Kiki and the always-cool chameleon Carmello, things are larger-than-life on a tropical isle that is pure wild animal paradise. Then Robinson Crusoe, a marooned human, arrives in the midst of a furious … [Read more...]

Nine Lives, New Movie Clip & Prize Pack Giveaway #NineLives

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I recently shared movie images and the official trailer for EuropaCorp's new movie Nine Lives. In theaters August 5th. Today I'm excited to share a nee movie clip and fun Nine Lives prize package with my readers. The movie stars Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Malina Weissman, Cheryl Hines, Christopher Walken and Robbie Amell. Nine Lives is the story of a stuffy businessman, Tom Brand (Kevin … [Read more...]

7 Things On Sunday

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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...]

Jim Henson’s Word Party, Streaming Now On Netflix

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Word Party is the new vocabulary building show from The Jim Henson Company that follows four adorable baby animals as they sing, dance and play. The show invites our youngest viewers to help teach the baby animals new words, practice these new words themselves, and celebrate these achievements with a "Word Party!" Word Party is produced using the groundbreaking Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a … [Read more...]

Ice Age: Collision Course Character Photos, Movie Clip & A Prize Pack Giveaway #IceAge #CollisionCourse

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I recently shared the official movie poster, trailer and coloring sheets for 20th Century Fox's Ice Age: Collision Course (now in theaters). Today I'm excited to share a few Ice Age: Collision Course character photos and a fun prize package giveaway with my readers. My family is really excited to see this movie on the big screen. The Ice Age movies have featured some of our favorite animated … [Read more...]

Nine Lives, In Theaters August 5th #NineLives

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I am so excited to share images, and the official trailer for EuropaCorp's upcoming film, NINE LIVES! Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a daredevil billionaire at the top of his game. His eponymous company FireBrand is nearing completion on its greatest achievement to date – the tallest skyscraper in the northern hemisphere. But Tom’s workaholic lifestyle has disconnected him from his family, … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, Ice Age: Collision Course #IceAge #CollisionCourse

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Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new … [Read more...]

The Secret Life of Pets Character Clip, PetMOJI App & Prize Pack Giveaway #TheSecretLifeofPets

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I recently shared the new official trailer and movie poster for The Secret Life of Pets. Today, I'm excited to share fun new meet the character clips, PetMOJI App, and a fun Prize Pack giveaway with my readers. For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, The Secret Life of Pets #TheSecretLifeofPets

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The Secret Life of Pets comes from the studio that brought you Despicable Me and Minions. For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their … [Read more...]

Everyone Gets What They Want @ Rosa Mexicana Resturante #ReviewCrew @Restaurant_Com #sp

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We are a pretty easy going family. We agree on almost everything, except when it comes to dinner. Especially, when it comes to eating out. So, how do you satisfy four teens that can't make-up their minds on Mexican, or Italian, and two adults on a budget? You pull out a smartphone, check the Restaurant.com app, that's how! That is how we found Rosa's Mexicana Resturante, and it's located only a … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, The New Teaser Trailer & Poster for Disney’s MOANA

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Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new feature film “Moana” is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder … [Read more...]

7 Things On Sunday

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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...]

Disney’s Zootopia Available Now on DVD, Digital & Blu-ray with Exciting Bonus Features #ZootopiaBluray

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The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the … [Read more...]

Exclusive Interview with Raymond Persi, Story Artist & the voice of “Flash” #ZootopiaBluray

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Have you seen Zootopia? Being the 4th animated film in history to cross over the $1 Billion mark, chances are you have. As mentioned in my previous interview post with Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Clark Spencer a popular favorite scene takes place at the Zootopia DMV. I have to agree, it's a favorite of mine as well. I laugh out loud every-time I see it. That Flash is a real scene stealer! I don't … [Read more...]

The Art of Animation-An Interview With Renato Dos Anjos & Chad Sellers #ZootopiaBluray

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As I've shared, my recent trip to LA included attending a special press-day event for the in-home release of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ box-office hit Zootopia. Part of our day was spent with the very talented Renato Dos Anjos and Chad Sellers of the animation department. Renato dos Anjos, currently the head of animation at Walt Disney Animation Studios. His previous worked at Sony Pictures … [Read more...]

Interview with Byron Howard (Director), Rich Moore (Director) & Clark Spencer (Producer) of Zootopia

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My recent trip to LA also included attending a special press-day event for the in-home release of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ box-office hit Zootopia. We had the opportunity to meet with and interviewing the creative team behind the film. Here are the highlights of our interview with Byron Howard (Director), Rich Moore (Director) & Clark Spencer (Producer). Q: Tell me about Africa. … [Read more...]