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...]

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...]

Alice Through The Looking Glass Director James Bobin Talks The Character of Time, Paying Tribute To The Book & Bloomers

Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass is now in theaters everywhere. One of the many talents behind this wonderful and whimsy film is director James Bobin. James Bobin is an English film director, writer, and producer. He worked as a director and writer on Da Ali G Show and helped create the characters of Ali G, Borat, and Brüno. We had the honor to meet with and interview James Bobin while in … [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...]

I’m Going to an All-new Spectacular Event in L.A. #ThroughTheLookingGlassEvent & #ZootopiaBluray

I’m heading back to L.A. (5/22 - 5/24) to join 24 awesome bloggers for a spectacular Disney hosted event! #ThroughTheLookingGlassEvent This promotional trip will include attending the Hollywood Red (or blue) Carpet Premiere of Disney's Alice Through The Looking Glass! I will also have the chance to meet with and interview several cast members and film makers. In Disney’s “Alice Through the … [Read more...]

Join Anson Mount at the final Hell on Wheels premiere & after party! #FightDMD

My favorite T.V. cowboy, and star of one of my all-time favorite series, Anson Mount has teamed up with Omaze to offer the chance for one lucky fan and a friend to fly out west to join him at the Hell on Wheels final season premiere and after-party. The winner will ride together with Anson in an old-fashioned stagecoach, walk the red carpet and check out the episode before anyone else. By … [Read more...]

Restaurant.com Delivers the “Better than Best” Cyber Monday Sale #ReviewCrew #CyberMonday

One of my favorite money saving sites is participating in Cyber Monday! For families who want to avoid the hours of cooking and clean-up this holiday season, Restaurant.com delivers $3 for $25 Certificates with Promo Code: CYBER today only! Find places to meet, eat and be merry from 22,000 restaurants nationwide. And if you’re traveling, you'll want the Restaurant.com on the road with you! Use … [Read more...]

Spend the day with Anson Mount on a Hell on Wheels adventure

Hoot! My favorite T.V. cowboy, and star of one of my all-time favorite series, Anson Mount has joined up with Omaze to offer the chance for one lucky fan and a friend to fly to Calgary to be in a scene of the final Hell on Wheels season. The winner will also get a behind-the-scenes tour and a chance to hangout with several cast members. Then: it’s all about adventure. Fly-fishing, skeet shooting, … [Read more...]

Live like a movie star with online coupons from Groupon

I've been fortunate to attend some pretty nice press trips over the past five years. Thanks to this blog. I've traveled all over the U.S. to visit movie sets, interview movie stars and promote films. Though each press trip has been different, the one thing they all have had in common is luxury. I can admit that staying in expensive Hotels, eating in fancy restaurants, and mingling with the stars … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 02. Helped a friend set up a blog. 03. Was so disturbed by a tv show that it kept me from sleeping. 04. Traded in my LG Flex phone, and switched back to the Samsung Note. 05. Spent an evening with our granddaughters. 06. Reorganized our camping gear. 07. Enjoyed dinner and a game of cards … [Read more...]

Save For Your Next Family Trip with a Few Easy Tips

Family vacations a great way to create lasting memories with your loved ones and strengthen or maintain strong bonds with one another. Unfortunately, you may not always have the funds to do such things. What if there was a way to save money on everyday expenses and put away funds for your next family vacation? Below are a few options to consider. Seek Out Discounts On purchases that you must … [Read more...]

Deal Alert! XFINITY: Kid’s movie sale #XFINITYreviewer

Did you know that you can purchase and download movies from XFINITY? It's quick, easy and they have a ton of movies to chose from. Something for everyone. By simply using your XFINITY remote you can purchase the latest and greatest movie titles to your account. This is just another reason why I love being an XFINITY customer. This holiday weekend, don't miss the XFINITY sale on kid's movies. … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Set Visit & Interviews (part 1) #ABCTVevent #AgentsofSHIELD

Based on Marvel's fictional government organization, S.H.I.E.L.D., this series shows that not all heroes have to be super. About the series: Agent Phil Coulson (Iron Man, Thor, The Avengers) recruits a new team to go into the field and handle any cases involving the strange and the bizarre. Accompanying him is an interesting, collected group of solo field agents. During my recent trip … [Read more...]

My Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens experience in celebration of Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom #MonkeyKingdom

Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure swings into theaters this Friday, April 17, 2015. Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday #XFINITYreviewer

This week I'm listing seven ways my Xfinity X1 service made my recent trip to LA more enjoyable. 01. The Xfinity TV GO app! I had a 90 minute wait at the airport. I was able to pass the time by watching recent episodes of two of my favorite shows (Nashville, Grey's Anatomy). 02. XFINITY On Demand app (Purchases) I was able to purchase a movie on my tablet, and watch it during my … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Filled two Easter baskets for our granddaughters. 02. Drove a new car for review. (post coming soon) 03. Felt heartbroken over the loss of two of my husband's family members. 04. Shopped for a Marvel T-shirt to wear while in LA. 05. Decided to have a quiet Easter at home just the three of us. 06. Enjoyed a day at the salon with my … [Read more...]

Two awesome movies, one marvelous event in L.A. and I’m going! #AvengersEvent #MonkeyKingdom #ABCTVEvent

I'm about to head back to L.A. (4/9 - 4/11) to attend one marvelous event celebrating two exciting new movies - Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (opening in theatres on 5/1) and Disneynature’s MONKEY KINGDOM (opening in theatres on 4/17). This trip will include a group of awesome bloggers! Together we will be attending a special screening of Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, and attending … [Read more...]

My secret to a fresh-smelling car & $25 Walmart Gift Card giveaway #FebrezeCar @SheSpeaksUp

I drive an older car, a 99 Grand Prix, and I love it. Though, I can admit that it's been a decade since my car had that nice new car smell. So, to help battle the odors that come along with age, everyday use and countless camping trips, I have secret weapon... Febreze Car Vent Clips. Don't let the size fool you - they may look small, but when it comes to eliminating odors, they sure are … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Enjoyed an over night visit with friends. 2. Had to decline an offer to attend an exciting Hollywood press trip, due to bad timing. 3. Baked yummy Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. 4. Had our carpets and furniture cleaned. 5. Gave our dog a bath at a do-it-yourself grooming place. 6. Cleaned out and organized our linen … [Read more...]

On set interviews, Liana Liberato & Luke Bracey #TheBestofMe

During my recent visit on the set of Nicholas Sparks’ latest movie; The Best Of Me (in theaters 10/17), I had the chance to sit down with a select group of bloggers, to interview two of the films costars; Liana Liberato (young Amanda) and Luke Bracey (young Dawson). Two very nice, up and coming actors, that were more than generous with their time and thoughts on the film. Blogger: So, how old … [Read more...]

On the set interviews with James Marsden & Michelle Monaghan #TheBestofMe

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I recently had the honor of being a part of a small select group of bloggers to visit the set of Nicholas Sparks’ latest movie; The Best Of Me. If you don't already know, the story is about as romantic as they come. As was the filming location, located just outside New Orleans, in the hot and steamy state of Louisiana. The crew was very accommodating … [Read more...]

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