Kids, Tech, Toys June 28, 2016

VEX Robotics Robotic Arm: Unboxing, Review, & Time Lapse Build Video | @HexBug @BestBuy #TechToys #STEM

Have you ever wondered how industrial robots work? You know, the kind of robots that work on assembly lines building other complex pieces of machinery? Now you can unlock the mystery behind these sophisticated robots by building one of your own! Exclusively from HEXBUG comes the VEX Robotics Robotic Arm – a completely functional construction kit inspired by real industrial robot arms. This unique Robotic Arm is hand powered and can pick up and relocate items using four degrees of freedom and an articulated grabber hand. The whole crane can rotate 360 degrees, allowing this miniature robot to perform the complex actions of its real life counterpart.

Entertainment, Giveaways, Movies June 28, 2016

Watch #AdventuresInBabysitting in Style: Win an 80s Themed Viewing Kit | #Giveaway

The new Disney Channel’s ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING is coming to DVD TODAY (6/28/2016) and to celebrate the release I am giving away the ultimate 80s Themed Viewing Kit! The kit will include 80s themed dinner plates, napkins and cups, neon animal print sunglasses, inflatable microphones and boom box, and glow in the dark necklaces. Oh and of course, the brand new Disney Original Movie (the 100th one to be exact) Adventures in Babysitting starring Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson! The movie aired on The Disney Channel Friday and it is amazing. It stays true enough to the classic while still doing its own thing – a true hit!

Entertainment, Kids, Television June 28, 2016

Odd Squad: The O Games on DVD Today | #OddSquad #PBSKids

In the story “The O Games,” select Odd Squad agents square off in several crazy math challenges – from the blob toss to the 25 centigurp dash – for a chance to be Ms. O for a day and run Odd Squad! Agent Otto is chosen to compete, but so is the villainous Odd Todd, Agent Olive’s former partner! Will Odd Todd strategically eliminate each of his competitors so he can win the competition and shut down Odd Squad forever?

Entertainment, Kids, Movies, Printables June 27, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3 Viewing Party Tips, Activity Sheets, & More | #KungFuPanda3 #KFP3BlockParty

I took my girls to go see Kung Fu Panda 3 in theaters opening weekend and we loved it. It teaches some great lessons to kids and is well worth the watch. Jack Black is perfect as Po and the rest of the cast is stellar too. We love the first two and this third installment did not disappoint. Kung Fu Panda 3 is available on Blu-Ray & DVD June 28, 2016 and to help celebrate this release, I want to help you plan the ultimate Kung Fu Panda 3 viewing party!

Entertainment, Giveaways, Kids, Television June 27, 2016

NEW: The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That DVD | #Giveaway

My daughters love watching The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That on PBS Kids – and it is one of my favorites for them to watch as well. I swear they learn something new every time they see an episode. They learn all about animals and science – and so of course, that is why I love it too. We recently got a mini van with a DVD player in the back and it has been a life saver on long car rides. We plan on traveling a lot by car this summer and both girls have made me promise the new The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That DVD will be coming with us so they can watch it. It is called Oh Say, What’s The Weather Today? and features 7 adventures all about weather.

Entertainment, Movies, Printables June 27, 2016

Throw Your Own Finding Dory Party: Recipes & More | #FindingDory #HaveYouSeenHer

It is no surprise that Finding Dory is already a summer hit. It has been the number one movie for two weekends in a row now. I was finally able to take my whole family this weekend (last weekend we were away at Hershey Park – you can read more on that here soon) and we all loved it. If you have not gone yet, be sure to stay all the way through the credits, well worth the few minute wait! I am a huge Finding Nemo fan and Finding Dory is just as good, if not better. Why? There are a few throw backs to the original movie, there is baby Dory, and it will tug at your heart strings. Yes, I cried – more than once. We all love the new characters like Hank (and really want a pet octopus now) as well as Bailey and Destiny. It is an incredible movie and if you have not seen it yet – GO!

Entertainment, Movies June 26, 2016

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Coming to Digital HD & Blu-ray This September | #BeOurGuest

Twenty-five years ago, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” broke ground as the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award nomination for best picture, and now this tale as old as time joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Sept. 6 on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, and on Sept. 20 on Blu-ray and DVD. I grew up watching this movie more times than I can count. It has been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember. Belle is still my favorite princess because you could always find me with my nose in a book. I was so excited to hear that Disney is coming out with a reimagined version of this film (read more on that here) and I cannot wait to take my daughters to the live action version in the theater. I am thrilled that Beauty And The Beast will finally be available on Blu-ray and I cannot wait to pick up my copy this September! The bonus features sound amazing!

Pets, Subscription Boxes June 26, 2016

Basic Training with Pet Gift Box | #PetGiftBox #Military

Khaleesi is always excited to see her new Pet Gift Box arrive! It might sound strange, but as soon as she sees me walking to her with a box, she starts going crazy! She just knows that it is filled with goodies for her. This month’s theme was Basic Training and all of the items inside were military themed. My husband is former US Navy, so we are a huge military family. We love Pet Gift Box because we get to try out new snacks and toys before we would go out and purchase them. The box this month included five great items.

Beauty June 25, 2016

Today on QVC: It Cosmetics IT’s Your Customer Favorites | #ITsYourCustomerFavorites

I am so excited to share that IT Cosmetics IT’s Your Customer Favorites! Four-Piece Collection gives you the power to look and feel like your most beautiful you! Inspired by you – the customers, this exclusive four-piece collection features two of the most-loved products, plus two new game-changers for your beautiful eyes, your beautiful smile, your beautiful you! Best-selling Tightline gets to the root of your lashes for instant definition, while IT Girl favorite CC+ Illumination – supersized for the first time! – delivers full coverage and a radiant, lit-from-within glow. Also included is new Je Ne Sais Quoi, a color-infused lip treatment that helps hydrate and revives the look of your lips with a hint of color – And, because you deserve IT, new Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush does the work for you to create your most flawless complexion every time!