New Strange Magic Family Activity Sheets & Cookie Recipe


“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”) from a story by George Lucas, “Strange Magic” will be released by Touchstone Pictures on Jan. 23, 2015.

Strange Magic features the voice talents of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Alfred Molina and Peter Stormare, and more.

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In celebration of this release, click on and print the below Strange Magic family activity sheets and yummy cookie bar recipe.

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I love that this movie has a different look to it. I have a feeling it’s going to be a big hit.

What do you think? Do you think you’ll go and see Strange Magic when it comes to theaters?

The Book of Life Activity Sheets, Recipe & Blu-ray Giveaway #BOLinsiders

Celebrate the New Year with the ultimate family adventure. Bring home the magic and excitement with “The Book of Life” coming to Blu-ray and DVD January 27, 2015.


Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites you and your family to join Manola, Maria and Chuy as they embark on a magical journey that takes them on an adventure of a lifetime in THE BOOK OF LIFE available on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™ and DVD January 27. Written and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro, the characters venture to the Land of the Remembered and embrace the rich culture and family history brought to life by the all-star voice cast of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman, Kate del Castillo, Christina Applegate and Ice Cube.

The Book of Life is a breathtaking animated comedy with a dazzling visual style unlike anything you’ve seen before. Torn between the expectations of his family and the desires of his heart, a young man named Manolo sets off on an epic quest that spans three spectacular worlds in order to reunite with his one true love and defend his village. Not your ordinary fairy tale, The Book of Life is a wondrous fantasy-adventure filled with magic, music and fun!

In anticipation of this fun release I have a free recipe and activity sheets to share! Just click the images below to print and enjoy!

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The Book of Life Blu-ray™ brings culture and comedy into your home with unforgettable special features for parents and kids alike. Continue the fun with an all-new bonus short “The Adventures of Chuy”, highlighting the film’s lovable scene-stealing pet pig. Additionally, relive the musical hits from the film with the “Music Machine” featuring Latin-inspired versions of popular songs by Mumford & Sons, Radiohead, Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart and more!

The Book of life on Blu-ray

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Free Eat Like an Animal Cookbook & $100 Door to Door Organics #Giveaway #EatLikeAnAnimal #ReZoopie #DetroitZoo

We are super excited to hear that Detroit Zoological Society and Door to Door Organics have teamed up to create a fun, colorful ReZoopie® cookbook to help families tempt tehir kids into eating healthy fruits and vegetables, just like their favorite zoo animals.

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You can view and/or print the ReZoopie® cookbook for free using this link:!
Courtesy of The Detroit Zoo.

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Kicking off the holiday season with a Febreze inspired recipe & DIY home decor & gifts #FebrezeHoliday @SheSpeaksUp

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walmart, SheSpeaks and Febreze. All opinions expressed and photos used are 100% honest and my own.

Now that Halloween has past, I’m ready to kick off the holiday season! The holidays are my favorite time of year. Here in Michigan the winter brings a lot of sparkling white snow, and within our family – a lot of making memories. Each November I look forward to giving thanks, spending time together, and enjoying the rich delicious food and scents associated with the holidays, like Apple Tart, Vanilla Latte, and Frosted Pine – I just love them.


I recently received this Febreze Home for The Holidays Collection scentspiration kit filled with with various holiday activities, recipes, DIY home décor and gift ideas, and several products from the limited edition Febreze Holiday Collection.


The Febreze NOTICEables work great in our house. We use them in several high traffic areas, including the room our dog bed stays. It does a great job at replacing the hound smell with a nice aroma of our choice. Currently we’re enjoying the sweet scent of Vanilla Latte.

Nothing helps kick off the holiday season like baking. Here is an easy Apple Tart recipe curtsey of Febreze and Walmart. It not only filled my kitchen with a delicious scent, but put a nice smile on my family’s face. Let me know if you try it!


Another way I like to celebrate the holiday season is decorating. I try to start small and have the house filled with a warm holiday feel before Thanksgiving. This year I started with these easy DIY coffee filter trees. They turned out so elegant that I still can’t believe they are made of filters. I’m actually thinking of making a few to giveaway with gifts this year.


Next on my list is planning to make Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar. I think they’ll make for great teacher gifts, and for several other people on my list this year. I’ll update this post and let you know how this one goes. They sure look and sound nice.


The limited edition Febreze Holiday Collection can be found at your local Walmart.

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Thanks to Febreze Holiday Collection for not only eliminated odors, but for helping my family kick off the holiday season. The Frosted Pine sure has be thinking of Christmas.

The collection includes scents of Frosted Pine, Apple Tart, Toasted Almond, Vanilla Latte, and Sugared Cranberry.

What scent reminds you of the holidays?

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.


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.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Door Hangers

Birthday Cake coloring Sheets

Don’t miss this Crustless Quiche recipe!

Crustless Quiche recipe

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!

New recipes from the film CHEF

Last month I shared the movie poster and trailer for CHEF.

CHEF is expanding to more cities TODAY & you can join in on the fun!

Dreaming of the scrumptious food served up in CHEF?! Now YOU can recreate them in your own home and share with friends and family! To help celebrate the expanding release of Jon Favreau’s newest, mouthwatering comedy, I’m excited to share these awesome recipes created by the remarkable food truck pioneer who helped make those flavorful scenes happen – Chef Roy Choi!


Mojo Pork Cubanos
6 ounces thinly sliced boiled ham
Softened butter, for brushing
Six 6-inch-long soft baguettes or heros, split lengthwise
Yellow mustard, for brushing
3/4 pound thinly sliced Mojo-Marinated Pork Shoulder, or store-bought roast pork
1/2 pound thinly sliced Swiss cheese
3 half-sour dill pickles, thinly sliced lengthwise

Heat a large cast-iron griddle or panini press. Add the ham slices to the griddle and cook over moderate heat, turning once, until browned in spots, about 1 minute. Transfer the ham to a plate.
Generously butter the cut sides of each baguette and toast on the griddle over moderate heat until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the baguettes to a work surface and generously brush the cut sides with mustard. Layer the ham, pork, Swiss cheese and pickles on the baguette and close the sandwiches.
Generously brush the out-side of the sandwiches with butter and set them on the griddle or press; if using a griddle, top the sandwiches with a large baking sheet and weigh it down with heavy cans or a cast-iron skillet. Cook the sandwiches over moderate heat until they’re browned and crisp on the outside and the cheese is melted, 3 minutes per side on a griddle or 3 minutes total in a press. Cut the cubanos in half and serve hot.
Recipe serves 6!

Pasta Aglio e Olio
1 lb dried spaghetti
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
12 large garlic cloves, cut into thin slivers
1 T crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
Sea salt
Ground black pepper
2 lemons
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and add the spaghetti, cooking until al dente, 8-10 minutes. Drain.
Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic and stir frequently until the garlic is golden brown. Add red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Add the drained spaghetti directly to the pan. Toss until spaghetti is thoroughly coated with the garlic oil.
Remove pan from heat, add the parsley and Parmesan and toss well. Check for flavor and adjust the salt if necessary. Squeeze lemons to taste. Garnish with more Parmesan.


Be sure to catch CHEF in a theater near you this weekend. Click here to find your theater!

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Disney’s Super Buddies Blu-ray Review & Free Activities

There has been “Santa Buddies, Treasure Buddies, even Spooky Buddies” just when I thought this franchise could not get any cuter – Disney unleashed the “Super Buddies”!


“An ordinary day at Fernfield Farms turns extraordinary when Budderball, Mudbud, B-Dawg, Buddha and Rosebud discover mysterious rings that grant them each a unique super power. Before you can say, “Buddies, assemble,” the pups unleash their amazing abilities and race to the rescue when a shape-shifting bully from outer space threatens the planet. But can they succeed in kicking major tail without revealing their new secret identities?”

From the first sneak peek, I knew I was I going to love this movie. Yes, Disney makes these movies for the “kids” and they can be somewhat cheesey at times – but I have such a soft spot for these pups that I enjoy every minute of them! Feeling somewhat bias, I decided to call in a few real critics!


Cuteness aside – these three are going to tell it like it is! So, let the fur fly -

What did you think of this movie?
I love it.
Yeah – I liked it a lot.
I looooved it.

What was your favorite part?
The girl puppy.
When they got their capes.
When they used super powers.
I love to see them run.
I love to see them run too.
Yeah – they are so cool.

Was there anything you didn’t like?
The aliens from outer space
Nope, I like the whole movie.

Would you watch it again?
I don’t know, can I?
Yes, yes, yes!

So there you have it! These three hard hitters giving Super Buddies six thumbs up!

Much to no ones surprise I also loved this movie! Mixing my love for puppies and superheros how could I not? Super Buddies features a mysterious storyline, puppies with superpowers, aliens from outer space and a whole lot of adorable puppy fun. Making this not only a fun family movie choice, but I’m pretty sure my favorite of the Buddies franchise to date.

Super Buddies debuted On Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD — August 27, 2013.

To celebrate this super addition to the Buddies franchise be sure to click the image below to download a free activity pack of dog treat recipes, games, and much more for you to enjoy with your little buddies.

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FTC Disclosure: I received a free Super Buddies Blu-ray Combo Pack for the purpose of this blog post. Opinions expressed are still honest and my own. This post contains no affiliate links.

Make Your Backyard Party Central This Summer with Frito-Lay #Giveaway

Fire up the grill and grab the chips, summer is finally here! Nothing screams summer like a family barbecue.
We recently kick started summer by enjoying an afternoon and evening outside with our girls. As always, we had a great time.

Chips and dip, and smiles all around as dad. a.k.a. the grill master made the burgers.

They were delicious as usual, and perfectly paired with homemade baked beans and corn on the cob.

Backyard barbecues are always a hit with our family. Especially with Roxy, our basset hound, who manages to find a little “extra” food before the day is over.

Speaking of a hit, these new Ruffles Max Smokehouse Barbecue flavored chips were a HUGE hit with my husband and teenage daughter. While I prefer Scoops and Tostitos Chunky Salsa, they both could not get enough of these.


Frito-Lay wants to be sure we’re all fully prepared to turn any backyard into party central!

Click and print these delicious and easy recipes! Perfect for any barbecue or get together.

Grilled Vegetables Quesadilla

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One Five Dollar Shake reader will win an awesome Frito-Lay Backyard Party Fan Pack!

Your Frito-Lay Backyard Party Fan Pack will include:

1 Tampico Lantern

2-Piece Chip and Dip Set

1 bag of Tostitos® SCOOPS!® Tortilla Chips

1 jar of Tostitos® Chunky Salsa – Medium

1 bag of use RUFFLES® MAX Smokehouse Style BBQ Potato Chips

1 jar of RUFFLES® Ultimate Barbeque Dip

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