7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I’ve done over the past seven days.

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1. Was sad to see True Blood come to an end.
2. Took my daughter, and granddaughter to the movies to see Maleficent, again.
3. Hosted a fun get together with family and friends at our house.
4. Laughed until we both cried over geeky, hashtag jokes while watching Batman with my daughter.
5. Enjoyed a fun overnight visit with old friends.
6. Watched my husband teach our teenage daughter how to shoot a gun.
7. Did a little riffle shooting with them, and then shot my first pistol.

Strawberry Shortcake Berry Best Friends Free Coloring Sheet & DVD + Digital Giveaway @FHEInsiders

It’s friends first for Strawberry Shortcake and her favorite gal pals in Berry Best Friends! When Orange Blossom’s general store overflows with a new line of fruits and veggies, she tries to handle all of the details without any help from others, and, as a result, she’s exhausted! Strawberry is excited to be building a new marketplace, but has a tough time learning how to graciously say, “no, thank you.” Both soon learn that talking about what you need is the berry best thing to do. When the BFFs form a new band called Strawberry and the Sweet Beats, they’re all jazzed to head out on the road…except for Orange, who is afraid to admit that she doesn’t want to leave home. Once she tells her friends how she feels, she’s ready to set out for a rockin’ good time!

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Available on DVD September 16, 2014!

DVD Special Features

  • Printable Coloring Page
  • Bonus Digital Copy of Berry Best Friends
  • Bonus Digital Copy of Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie (for limited time)

I also have the below coloring sheet to share with my readers. Fun for any sweet Strawberry Shortcake fan!

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Trailer Park Tuesday, This is Where I Leave You #TIWILY

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When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

Screenplay By: Screenplay by Jonathan Tropper, Based on the novel “This Is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper.

Directed By: Shawn Levy

Produced By: Paula Weinstein, Shawn Levy, Jeffrey Levine; Executive Producers Mary McLaglen, Jonathan Tropper.

Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard and Jane Fonda.

In theaters September 19, 2014

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It’s always fun to read the book before the movie, right? Join Warner Bros. Pictures’ #TIWILY book discussion on the film’s Facebook page each Wednesday, and take part in the conversation for a chance to win signed movie posters and a trip to the premiere in Hollywood!

I haven’t read the book – yet. I’m now thinking of bumping it up on my list. It sounds really good, and I know I’ll be seeing the movie while it’s in theaters.

How about you? Have you read the book? Any plans on seeing the movie?

Watch for a “This is Where I Leave You” giveaway to be posted here soon!

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“Maleficent” comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014

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Disney’s “Maleficent”, is a wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty”. Available November 4, 2014, on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms.

After enchanting audiences around the world and grossing more than $700 million in worldwide box office, this live-action, fantasy adventure casts a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray and Digital HD, featuring stunning high definition picture and sound, plus spellbinding, all-new bonus features, including several deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes that take viewers deeper behind the scenes of the filmmaking magic.

Join the cast and crew as they explore how Disney’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty” was re-imagined as an innovative, live-action epic in “From Fairy Tale to Feature Film.” Discover how King Henry and Maleficent’s opening battle scene was created using gigantic wire rigs and elaborate choreography in “Building an Epic Battle.” Learn how playing Aurora was a fairytale come true for actress Elle Fanning in “Aurora: Becoming A Beauty.” And find out more about the meticulous detail that went into creating Maleficent’s elaborate head wraps, rings and other accessories in “Classic Couture.” Viewers can also relive the film’s journey to the screen through concept art, layered visual effects and behind the scenes footage in “Maleficent Revealed.”

“Maleficent” stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning (“Super 8,” “We Bought a Zoo”), Sharlto Copley (“District 9,” “Elysium”), Sam Riley (“Control,” “On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Harry Potter” series), Lesley Manville (“Another Year,” “Secrets & Lies”), Juno Temple (“The Dark Knight Rises,” “Atonement”) and Brenton Thwaites (“Oculus”). It marks the directorial debut of two-time Academy Award® winner Robert Stromberg (Best Achievement in Art Direction, “Avatar,” 2010; Best Achievement in Art Direction, “Alice in Wonderland,” 2011). It was written by Linda Woolverton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The Lion King”) and produced by Joe Roth (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Oz the Great and Powerful”).

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Bonus Features:

Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD/SD & Disney Movies Anywhere

  • From Fairy Tale to Feature Film – Reimagining Maleficent for a new generation
  • Building An Epic Battle –Creating the clash between Maleficent and King Henry’s Forces
  • Classic Couture – Examine Maleficent’s spellbinding head wraps and jewelry.
  • Maleficent Revealed – Explore the layers of extraordinary special effects.
  • Aurora: Becoming A Beauty – Elle Fanning reveals her lifelong love of Disney’s original animated classic.

Deleted Scenes:

  • “Stefan In King’s Chamber”
  • “Pixie Idiots”
  • “Diaval asks about the Curse”
  • “Pixies Seek Asylum”
  • “Suitor”

And More!

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7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I’ve done over the past seven days.

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1. Spent hours on unfinishing our basement, after being flooded with sewer water. Still have a lot of work to do.
2. Took a break from it, and went camping up north.
3. Enjoyed a nice visit with my daughter, and both granddaughters.
4. Sold an item on a local Facebook group.
5. Went to the movies with my daughter, husband and dad to see Expendables 3. Loved it!
6. Started back to school shopping. Found great prices at Staples this year.

If I Stay, in theaters now

Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate. “If I Stay” is based on the best-selling novel of the same name.

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Staring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds and Stacy Keach. Directed by R.J. Cutler. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual material. “If I Stay” is in theaters now!

You can watch the trailer here in my previous blog post.

I recently had a Five Dollar Shake team member attend an advanced screening of “If I Stay”, and she had the following to say about the movie.

“In a nutshell… It was very good – a tear jerker for sure but with light touches of humor throughout the movie – which in my opinion didn’t make it to dark or depressing throughout the whole movie…it made it “real”. I wouldn’t suggest it for those that have lost a Mom/Dad/Brother/Sister tragically-

It was a reality check for families to understand what is important in our lives…and that is – each other and not to take for granted that we all will “always” be there.

It brought me to question – even if I lost all my family around me tragically – could I live or would I want to live…? It shows that not only family can love and care … but in fact extended family and friends would be there – to help me through getting up, dusting off, pulling through and moving on in life..not to say it wouldn’t be the hardest path I would tread… ”

- Suzanne

Will you see If I Stay? Or have you seen it already? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the movie?

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Free Activity Sheets #VeryBadDay

Get your lucky charms ready! Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is coming to theaters on October 10, 2014.

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In celebration of this fun release I have a few fun activity sheets, and a delicious Crustless Quiche recipe to share with my readers.

Just click on each link below to print in .pdf form.

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Birthday Cake coloring Sheets

Don’t miss this Crustless Quiche recipe!

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Starting Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Ed Oxenbould, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, and Bella Thorne, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day will be in theaters October 10, 2014.

Get social with this release by following on Twitter and Facebook!

First Look @ Paul Rudd as Marvel’s ANT-MAN #AntMan

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

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I love Paul Rudd, and pretty much all things Marvel, so I’m betting this will be a fun film. Can’t wait to see some footage.

ANT-MAN is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (“Behind The Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.

Marvel’s ANT-MAN will be in theatres next summer on July 17th, 2015!