Hallmark Channel Original Premiere of “Heart of the Holidays” on Monday, Nov 23rd at 8pm/7c

I started watching Christmas movies a few weeks ago! I watch them as much as I can, even if I’ve already seen them. The holidays remind me of how grateful I am to have my son and our home! Are you ready for a fun event? Hallmark Channel is hosting 5 Nights of Thanksgiving! Be sure to turn in to the Hallmark Channel Original Premiere of “Heart of the Holidays” on Monday, Nov 23rd at 8pm/7c! I know I will be watching! 

Hallmark Channel Original Premiere of "Heart of the Holidays"

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hallmark Channel. All opinions are my own. 

Last year’s holiday really stood out to me as it was our second Christmas in our new home. I set up a small Christmas tree! I wish I could decorate again but the tree is stuffed at the very back of our garage! 

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Waltzing Into the Weekend With A Royal Wedding

Waltzing Into The Weekend With A Royal Wedding
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August is the month of fun! Who knew? And with all that is going on with the pandemic, we are looking for more ways to have fun at home than ever. What better way than a Friday movie night! Sony Picture has released their latest addition to the sage in The Swan Princess, this time being A Royal Wedding. Join us and Princess Odette at our friend Princess Mei Lei’s wedding. Remember, not everything is at appears to be!

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Week 7 #CampWarnerBros -Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry

Welcome to WEEK 7 of Camp Warner Bros! Tom & Jerry

I have partnered with Warner Bros. for 8 weeks of summer camp- and we will receive products in exchange for sharing my honest opinion and this information. #campwarnerbros

OMG…who doesn’t love Tom & Jerry! I’m over 50 yrs old and will stop whatever I’m doing to watch Tom & Jerry chase after each other. Can’t help laughing every time I watch those two!

MOVIE: Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry

Okay, let’s get back to CAMP stuff- the movie this week is Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry. Now this movie may be an oldie, but it sure is a GOODIE! Now, remember this is a CARTOON, and it’s humor. I know all the campers had fun this week because laughter is the best activity we can do!

About Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry

Tom and Jerry enter an extreme car race competition called the “Super Race” in order to win the grand prize of a beautiful, dream mansion! Driving suped-up hot rods that can adapt to any environment (land, sea or air), they compete in this wild race around the world, encountering famous landmarks along the way and leaving chaos in their wake.

Campers, this week’s camp activity is creating a DIY CARDBOARD CAR!

Tom and Jerry personalized their cars, too. The had so many adventures and saw landmarks that are worth seeing. You won’t stop laughing!

One of my favorite thing to do with my parents back in the day was to go to the DRIVE-IN movie theater. We all would have our blankets, pillows, and snacks! So many beautiful memories!

What about you? I wish we had one near us now- that would be a perfect family fun day. Well, for now, you can do it at HOME- create your drive-in theater and watch Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry.

Create this experience for your kids- easy and inexpensive- a Mom’s Dream Activity! Also, each kid can customize their car. The campers will love to play in these cars for weeks to come!

Click Here- to get printable instructions. You can print or make your own- It’s all about creativity.

We highly recommend the whole family to watch Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry, which is is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray™ & DVD. This movie is GREAT for all AGES!

Here are the previous movie and crafts- #CampWarnerBros

Thank YOU! Please show us your CARS!!!

Week 6 #CampWarnerBros -Alex & Me Goal Chart and Family Workout

I have partnered with Warner Bros. for 8 weeks of summer camp- and we will receive products in exchange for sharing my honest opinion and this information. #campwarnerbros

During this weird time, it’s hard to keep on track and set goals, but we try to do it every day. My daughter being out of school and unable to hang out with friends; we try to take the time to get out and workout. Working out is not my favorite thing to do, but I will do it for my daughter! The movie this week is Alex & Me.

Week 6- Alex & Me Movie

This week’s Camp Warner Bros movie Alex & Me taught my daughter that DEDICATION to something would take you a long way. Alex Morgan is a young female athlete who learns how you need passion, determination, and self-worth to make all your dreams come true.

Alex & Me CD Cover Week 6 #campwarnerbros

About Alex & Me:

Teenager Reagan Willis has one dream – to play soccer like her hero, Alex Morgan. Her bedroom is a shrine to all things Alex, including a life-size poster of the Olympic gold medalist. Yet in the Willis house, Reagan lives in the shadow of her prep football superstar brother, Logan. When Reagan fails to make the cut of the premiere local soccer club team and is humiliated by her rival Claire, she’s certain her ship has sailed. But after accidentally hitting her head, Reagan’s poster of Alex Morgan suddenly comes to life, and everything changes!

Summer is a great time for campers to think of their goals – be it short term or long term! In Alex & Me, Reagan (played by Siena Agudong (“Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn,” and “Star Falls”) uses a chart to keep track of her daily soccer drills as she progresses towards her goals.

Track Goals

Here is the CHART you can print out yourself- Alex & Me Goal Chart

Alex & Me Week 6 #campwarnerbros chart

Campers can hold themselves accountable, and mark off each item on their list as they are completed! My daughter enjoyed writing her goals down for the week, and her goal was not soccer but ARTWORK. She wanted to paint a pair of shoes, so she created a daily task to get it done, and she finished the shoes in 3 days.

Family Workout

Another goal that we both made is to work out every day for five days- we go for a walk for two days and workout in our backyard for three days. I needed this far more than she did, but we had fun and will continue. I like how my daughter looked forward to working out.

So here you go our backyard workout with the BodyGym- we do 15 minutes each on the bar and then stretches.

Working out as a family Week 6 Alex & Me #campwarnerbros

In soccer, developing strength enables a player to control his or her body better when they are striking or heading the ball, making a save in a goal, or changing directions abruptly on the field. Participating in group physical activity can be fun, elevate your mood, and strengthen your body, and bond with your team all at the same time. Print this activity sheet HERE.

Week 6 #Campwarnerbros Alex & Me Activity Sheet

Same with any physical activity – it is super important to teach these tricks early. Getting kids off the video games and TV is so important right now. Yes, it is summertime, but it’s not time to VEG OUT! I saw a big difference in my daughter’s attitude and mood when she got more exercise, and outside time so this is something we will continue. Thank you, ALEX, for teaching my daughter about goals!

We highly recommend the whole family to watch Alex & Me, which is is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray™ & DVD.

Here are the previous movie and crafts- #CampWarnerBros

Thank YOU! Please let us know what your family is doing to keep on track and how you are staying active!

Week 5 – Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans Character Banks #CampWarnerBros

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Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans. This week, when the forces of evil unite from across time and dimensions, it’ll take the combined efforts of distinctly different, yet similar Super Hero teams to keep the universe secure in the action-packed animated mash-up movie.

Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans DVD Cover

About Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans:

In Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans, the comedic modern-day quintet takes on their 2003 counterparts when villains from each of their worlds join forces to pit the two Titan teams against each other. They’ll need to set aside their differences and work together to combat Trigon, Hexagon, Santa Claus (that’s right, Santa!), and time itself in order to save the universe.

If your kids are into TEEN TITANS (which a lot of kids are) then great news- is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD

OUR THOUGHTS~ Ok, I will admit- I have never seen a Teen Titan or Teen Titan Go show, so watching it from a newbie perspective- it was quite funny. Now yes, the humor is a hit and miss, but kids will love it! I do feel that this movie was far more based on the younger version- The Teen Titan Go’s, so just know that if you are Teen Titan OG fan. But there is a lot of ACTION, and that is what you want, so yes, we give this movie TWO THUMBS UP!

Are you ready for the CRAFT of the week!

TEEN TITAN GO VS TEEN TITAN CHARACTER BANK!

TEEN TITAN GO VS TEEN TITAN CHARACTER BANK! DIY for kids

Step One- Print Out the LOGO and the character you want to use HERE– cut them out and put aside.

Step Two- Next spray paint the mason jar OUTSIDE! (well in our area pretty much all the spray paints have been taken off shelves-we had some protesting in this area that caused a lot of damage) but thank goodness we had some at the house. Phew because after going to 2 Targets and 1 Walmart- I was done shopping and wanted to get home. Let dry- we did the night before, so it had plenty of time to dry.

Step Three- Grab the Mod Podge and paint it on the back of the character then put it where you want it on to the jar. Then paint over the image on the jar. Do the same thing with the logo.

Steps to create a Teen Titan Bank

Let dry and BAM you have a BANK! Now what, well kids love to earn money- right? So why not try this summer to give them money for simple chores around the house. Make sure to do chores according to age; here are some great examples.

Giving them personal chores like- making the bed, personal upkeep, thank you notes, and cleaning their room will help them in the long run. Don’t be a parent like I was, and now my 18 year old can’t do anything on his own- still asks me to clean his room.

Oh, I learned my lesson the 2nd time around with my daughter- she helps around the house every day and makes her bed. Now her room needs help, but I’m just grateful she is willing to help her parents out with chores.

My daughter had so much fun painting this piggy bank that she looked around the house for more jars to spray paint. She now has a collection of orange jars. She did say I can use one for flowers. Aww, what a sweetie she is, but I love how she found this craft fun and wanted to do more.

Remember to put a whole in the top- we asked DAD! Teen Titan Bank

Here is the PDF-INSTRUCTIONS to make your own Teen Titan Banks

Here are the previous movie and crafts-

Thank you and look forward to WEEK SIX next week!

Virtual #CampWarnerBros Week 3- Gummy Bear Slime

Gummy Bear Slime- Oh my!

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Virtual #CampWarnerBros Week 3- Gummy Bear Slime

Are you ready for loveable bear hugs, digital culture references, life lessons – and Gummy Bear Slime! Well then- LET’S DO THIS!

My daughter used to make SLIME every day. I remember all the glue I used to buy, but I never bought gummi bears, so I was intrigued by how this slime would turn out.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE GUMMY BEAR SLIME

What you need: Virtual #CampWarnerBros Week 3- Gummy Bear Slime

All you need is Gummy Bears, Corn Starch, and Powdered Sugar to make this slime. I had everything at home but gummy bears, so we went to our neighborhood Target and grabbed a few boxes. We needed extra gummy bears just in case we messed up or ate the first box before making the slime.

MAKING THE GUMMY BEAR SLIME

The process- Virtual #CampWarnerBros Week 3- Gummy Bear Slime

Making slime with my daughter was super fun, and we laughed a lot. The process was a little messy with all the corn starch and the powdered sugar, but oh so much fun! We even ate some of it; it’s okay all the ingredients are edible. The funny thing is that it tasted like bubble gum, but it was better as slime, not a snack.

The process was super easy and took less than 5 minutes. If you have young children- make sure an adult does the mixing of the melted gummy bears, that is some HOT stuff.

My daughter finds doing this very relaxing-

Okay, so we got the SLIME made, now what? Now we watch the movie -We Bare Bears: The Movie. My daughter knows who the Bare Bears are, but I didn’t. They are not the CARE BEARS! However, as an adult, you will pick up on some lessons in the movie- not sure if the kids will, but I did.

At first, the movie is a bit slow, but don’t give up- it will get so much better, and it does have a message. I don’t agree with everything in this movie, but I did get a lot from it- I hope that makes sense. I don’t want to give it away or put my two cents on it before you watch it.

The issues brought up do need to be addressed- just my adult mind working overtime these days. My daughter enjoyed it, and that is what is important. Oh yeah, it’s not a very long movie at all- just a little over 60 minutes.

ABOUT:

We Bare Bears: The Movie follows Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear’s love of food trucks and Internet fame, which leads the brothers to unexpected mayhem, where they must go on a wild, hilarious and dangerous adventure to escape a foe that threatens to tear them apart. Watch as Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear catch the attention of the Department of Wildlife Control and go on a wacky adventure as their world turns upside down, and the Bears are left with no choice but to go on the run!

We Bare Bears: The Movie is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD- NOW.

Are you ready for WEEK 4 and guess what it is SCOOBY-DOO!- WrestleMania Mystery, and it looks like we will be making SCOOBY SNACKS!

Check out Week 1 and Week 2 and see what we have been doing in #CampWarnerBros.

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Are you ready for loveable bear hugs, digital culture references, life lessons – and Gummy Bear Slime! Well then- LET'S DO THIS!  #CampWarnerBros

Virtual #CampWarnerBros Week 2- Science Fun!

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Do you like CANDY? Do you want to make your own? Yum, right! This week in Camp Warner Bros, we are talking about Steven Universe: The Movie! Plus we are having some science fun!

Virtual #CampWarnerBros Week 2- Science Fun!
Virtual #CampWarnerBros Week 2- Science Fun!

SCIENCE FUN AT IT’S BEST!

This week, we are going to have some fun with science, color mixing, and learning patience. Have you ever made ROCK CANDY? But this week it is called Steven Universe’s “Crystal Gem” Candy. – Print PDF!

Virtual #CampWarnerBros Week 2- Science Fun!

We decided to make RUBY RED CANDY! What I like the most about this activity was a lot of the items were things we already had around the house!

Virtual #CampWarnerBros Week 2- Science Fun!
  • Glass Jar
  • Pencil
  • Paper Clip
  • String
  • Food Coloring
  • 3 cups of Sugar
  • Water
  • Funnel- this helped a lot but it is optional
Virtual #CampWarnerBros Week 2- Science Fun!

Since you will be working with hot liquids, make sure that there is adult supervision at all times! It was a fun activity, but remember when I mention PATIENCE- well, it takes some time to get that sugar to form on the string, so you need to give it time. We gave a good 12 hours, and it still needed more time.

Virtual #CampWarnerBros Week 2- Science Fun!

MOVIE- Steven Universe: The Movie

After your candy forms, make sure you are ready to WATCH Steven Universe: The Movie! Which, by the way, the movie is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD! After so many harrowing adventures, Steven and the Gems are ready to celebrate how far they’ve come with a movie musical! Little do they know they’re about to face their worst enemy yet.

The Crystal Gems are a team of magical beings who are the self-appointed guardians of the universe. They are Half-human, half-Gem, and hero Steven is the “little brother” of the group. He is learning how to save the world using the magical powers that come from his belly button, and he goes on magical adventures with the rest of the Crystal Gems. Steven always finds a way to SAVE the world.

As an adult, yes, cartoons can be FUN, but look for the meaning in the movie, and you will have gain some Steven knowledge!

Alright, we are READY for Week 3- which is going to be so much fun! Slime lovers will want to tune in NEXT FRIDAY to our activity Gummy Bear Slime! And the show will be We Bare Bears: The Movie!

You can check out WEEK ONE- HERE

Movie Night? We’ve Got Your Snacks Covered!

Movie Night We've Got Your Snacks Covered!
Beauty Brite Disclosure

Family movie night is one of our favorite activities. There’s just something wholesome about all of us winding down and enjoying a movie cuddled up on the couch with our favorite snacks. I often find myself overwhelmed with what snacks to pick so that we aren’t always eating the same thing, but picking healthy snacks that appeal to everyone’s tastebuds can be a little tricky. Recently though I found a company that takes the hassle out of picking our movie snacks which saves me both time spent at the grocery store and provides a healthy variety of treats.

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A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

Are you looking for a family-friendly holiday movie? Look no further! We love A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish! It is a fun family movie just in time for Christmas!

A Cinderella Story Christmas Wish  Movie Photo Credit Warner Brothers
A Cinderella Story Christmas Wish Movie Photo Credit Warner Brothers

Disclosure: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

I love Christmas movies! They help me gear up for the holidays and are family friendly so you can enjoy them with your loved ones. I also love Cinderella so I was super excited when Warner Brothers send me a copy of the latest installment in the A Cinderella Story series, A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish.

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Veronica Mars (2019): The Complete First Season

I grew up reading Nancy Drew. I loved reading as a kid. My favorite genres to read include mystery, thriller, romance, and suspense. I liked reading Stephen King, Danielle Steel, and Nancy Drew, of course! When Veronica Mars came on to the scene, I knew I found a great show! With all the recent reboots, I’m excited that Veronica Mars is back. Veronica Mars (2019): The Complete First Season is available on DVD October 22, 2019!

Veronica Mars (2019): The Complete First Season

Disclosure: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD, I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own. 

When Veronica Mars was on the air, I didn’t watch it regularly, mainly because it was when I was first married, working full time, and I was a brand new mom. So, I caught a few episodes here and there or whenever I saw it on! While I didn’t watch the show as often as I could, I still consider myself a fan!

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