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Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic is Coming to Long Beach and Ontario January 18-21

I was invited to attend a media event in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic is coming to Southern California and making stops at both Long Beach Terrace Theatre and Ontario! Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions at Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic.

disney-live-mickey-and-friends-coverJoin Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! disney-live-mickey-minnie-donald-goofySee the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split and gets her ready to meet up with Prince Charming at the Royal Ball! disney-live-cinderella-prince-charming-and-fairy-godmotherCheck out the Toy Story gang as they defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box,  with the help of the green army men! Watch the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. There’ll also be special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie, disney-live-aladdin-jasmine-genieDisney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic will be at the Long Beach Terrace Theatre on Thursday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m. and  Friday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Long Beach Terrace Theatre  is located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802. Tickets for these shows start at just $20 and are available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com,. You can also charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.
*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

The show will also be at Citizens Bank Business Arena in Ontario on Saturday, January 20 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 21.at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.. Citizens Business Bank Arena is located at 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764
TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $20 and are available for purchase online at DisneyLive.com or Ticketmaster.com,  You can also charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or purchase in-person at the venue Box Office.
*prices subject to change;additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

You never know what to expect or who might join in the fun. In Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic, you hold the ultimate key to unlocking your imagination.

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Ring in the New Year at The Triangle in Costa Mesa

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

If you’re looking for something fun to do to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year, head over to The Triangle in Costa Mesa, where you’ll find a variety of dining and entertainment options, perfect for creating a memorable night with family or friends.Here are some of the offerings you’ll find there, nye-the-triangle-exteriorTavern+Bowl – Both Family and Adult Bowling packages will be offered at Tavern + Bowl on Sunday, December 31. The Family Bowling Package is $99 per lane, with up to six people on one lane. Reservations are available from 1 to 3:30pm, 4 to 6:30pm, and 7 to 9:30pm. The Family Package includes bowling, shoe rentals, and buffet-style food service with three flatbread pizzas, boneless wings and Caesar salad, along with unlimited soft drinks, and one glass of Champagne or sparkling cider per person.
The Adult Bowling Package is $129 per lane, with up to six people on one lane. Available from 10pm to 1am, this package includes three hours of bowling, shoe rentals, buffet-style food service with three flatbread pizzas, boneless wings, Caesar salad, and a shared appetizer of nachos and spinach dip, as well as unlimited soft drinks and one bottle of Champagne.nye-bowl-tavernBoth Bowling packages must be booked and paid for in advance with Tavern+Bowl’s events department. Please call 949.438.2320 for reservations.
Tavern+Bowl will also have Open Bar Packages available, with times from 9 to 11pm, and 11pm to 1am. Tickets are available for $30 per person in advance, and $40 per person at the door. Included in each ticket are domestic and premium draft beers, bottled beer, house wine, well cocktails and soft drinks. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Costa Mesa Ticket Sales.nye-la-vida-cantinaLa Vida Cantina – Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends at La Vida Cantina’s festive brunch on Sunday, December 31. Guests can enjoy La Vida’s brunch menu with bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys from 10am to 2pm. La Vida will reopen at 5pm for a New Year’s Eve Party, which will include live music, a DJ, dancers, Happy Hour pricing including $2 street tacos, $3 Coronas and domestic draft beer, and $5 margaritas.

On Monday, Jan. 1, La Vida Cantina will also host a New Year’s Day Brunch Party from 10am to 6pm, with bottomless Mimosa and Bloody Marys, Happy Hour all day, live music and a DJ, $3 Coronas and domestic draft beer, and $5 Margaritas. Also, if you celebrate New Year’s Eve at Time Nightclub, bring your admission ticket to La Vida on Monday to get one entrée 50% off when you purchase one entrée.NYE-at-the-triangleTime Nightclub – Festivities at Time Nightclub will begin at 9pm on New Year’s Eve with DJ Morten performing. For tickets, please click here:nye-time-nightclub-1On New Year’s Day, Time Nightclub will also have a Daybreak Party from 6am until 12 noon, with more entertainment by DJs Danger House, Trevor Shawn, Rozco, Snowball and others. For tickets to the New Year’s Daybreak Party, click herenye-time-nightclub-2Saddle Ranch Chop House – A Prix Fixe menu will be available at Saddle Ranch Chop House beginning at 7:30pm, and VIP Bottle Service table reservations will be available at 10pm. Packages, which include dinner, live entertainment, a magnum of Champagne, party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight, begin at $396 for four people. To purchase tickets, click here. For more information, call 949.287.4652.nye-saddle-ranchThe Triangle is conveniently located at the end of the 55 Freeway, where Newport Blvd., Harbor Blvd. and 19th Street intersect, in Costa Mesa. The center offers seven levels of free parking, as well as a Valet on the first level near Tavern + Bowl. nye-the-triangle-logoTo sign up for their newsletter, please go here. Connect with The Triangle on Facebook and Instagram.

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The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie DVD & Blu-Ray on December 19 + Enter to Win

I received promotional items in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. 

Laugh it up when “The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie” arrives onto 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital this month! With an all-star cast featuring Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods and the legendary Jackie Chan, LEGO NINJAGO fans can grab the best gift just in time for the holidays: their very own copy to watch at home! .lego-ninjago-movive-box-art

Here’s a synopsis of the film:
In the battle for NINJAGO® City, Lloyd (Dave Franco), high school student by day and Green Ninja by night, gets thrown into the ultimate adventure with his secret ninja warrior friends! Led by the wise and wisecracking Master Wu (Jackie Chan), they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. On their courageous journey, they learn to band together to unleash their inner power in an epic showdown to save the citylegoland-ninjago-world-now-openThis film was directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan. The screenplay was by Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman, based on LEGO Construction Toys.

The Voice Cast Features:

  • Jackie Chan (“Kung Fu Panda,” The Karate Kid”) stars as Master Wu
  • Justin Theroux (“Megamind,” “The Leftovers”) is Garmadon
  • Dave Franco (“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”) plays Lloyd
  • Olivia Munn (“X-Men: Apocalypse”) is Lloyd’s mom, Koko.
  • Michael Peña (“Ant-Man,” “The Martian”) is Kai
  • Fred Armisen (“Portlandia,” “SNL”) voices Cole;
  • Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley,” “The Big Sick”) is Jay
  • Abbi Jacobson (“Broad City”) plays Nya
  • Zach Woods (“Silicon Valley,” “The Office”) voices Zane.

The film’s producers are Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Maryann Garger,Roy Lee and Chris McKay. Executive producers include Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone and Seth Grahame-Smith. The creative filmmaking team included production designers Kim Taylor and Simon Whiteley and music was composed by Mark Mothersbaugh. Feature animation was provided by Animal Logic.
The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” will be available The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc also featuring the theatrical version. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the movie in HD. Fans can also own “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” via purchase from digital retailers beginning December 12.

4K Ultra HD showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

“The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts. Movies Anywhere syncs users’ libraries across their connected accounts, so consumers can watch their purchased and redeemed digital movies on an array of platforms including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers, with more platforms and retailers to come.

“The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

  • Team Supreme: Building NINJAGO® – featurette
  • Rumble in the Bricks- featurette
  • Rebrick Contest Winners- featurette
  • Which Way to the Ocean – mini-movie
  • Zane’s Stand Up Promo – mini-movie
  • The Master: A LEGO® NINJAGO® Short – mini-movie
  • LEGO® NINJAGO® TV Series Sneak Peek
  • Oh, Hush! & Jeff Lewis Found My Place – Music Video
  • Everybody Have a Ninja Day – Music Video
  • Rocktagon – Music Video
  • Warlord Ballad – Music Video
  • Animation Bridge Test – Deleted Scene
  • Baby Fight– Deleted Scene
  • Dock Scene– Deleted Scene
  • Gimme Some Outtakes!
  • Commentary by Director Charlie Bean and Crew
    13 Promotional Videos

“The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:

  • LEGO® NINJAGO® TV Series Sneak Peek
  • Animation Bridge Test – Deleted Scene
  • Baby Fight– Deleted Scene
  • Dock Scene– Deleted Scene

Digital Downloads
On December 12, “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On December 19, “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.giveaway-enter-to-win

I’m also hosting a giveaway for one(1) of my readers to win a copy of “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” on DVD! To enter my giveaway, just leave a comment telling me which one is your favorite LEGO Ninjago! I’ll accept entries until 11:59 p.m. on December 15, 2017 One winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator and notified via email. Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents, ages 18 & older.

Connect with The LEGO Ninjago Movie on Facebook for the latest news! Join in on the conversation at #LEGONINJAGOMovie.

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Tickets Now on Sale for Disney on Ice “Follow Your Heart” in Southern California + Enter to Win

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 


Follow your heart straight to adventure with Disney On Ice! Families will make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when the new ice show Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart arrives to the Greater Los Angeles Area!disney-on-ice-follow-your-heart-1 The ice skating extravaganza features the beloved stories & characters from the smash hit animated movies Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory and Inside Out for the first time in a live production.disney-on-ice-follow-your-heart-2 Performances will take place from December 14 through January 8, 2018 in Los Angeles (STAPLES Center), Anaheim (Honda Center), Long Beach (Long Beach Arena) and Ontario (Citizens Business Bank Arena).disney-on-ice-follow-your-heart-3Just keep swimming with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they embark on a life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they help Riley find the confidence to win the big hockey game.disney-on-ice-follow-your-heart-4Venture to wintery world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true through their virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang.disney-on-ice-follow-your-heart-5The shows will make the following stops in Southern California:

    • Thursday, 12/14 – STAPLES Center
    • Wednesday, 12/20 – HONDA Center, Anaheim
    • Wednesday, 12/17- LONG BEACH ARENA, Long Beach
    • Wednesday, 1/3 – Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario

Tickets for all performances are now on sale with prices starting at just $25! There are also discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating) To purchase your tickets online, please visit AXS.com. You can also charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or purchase them in-person at the venue Box Office.im-having-a-giveaway

I’m also hosting a giveaway for one (1) of my lucky winners to win a family 4-pack of tickets to their choice of opening night at any of the 4 locations mentioned in this post. To enter, fill out the entries on the Rafflecopter.
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Giveaway open to U.S. residents, 18 years and older. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

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6 Necessities for the Baddest Moms Night Out EVER! #BadMomsXmas

This is an Evite paid post. All opinions are my own. 

Ever since I first caught wind of A Bad Moms Christmas trailer, I’ve been giddy! It’s like Christmas is coming early for me this year since it’ll be in theaters on November 1, 2017!  bad-moms-xmas-posterThe first film, Bad Moms, gave me an excuse to let loose with the girls, but I must admit…. I haven’t been out for any kind of “girl time” since then. I’m literally doing a happy dance right now because, come November 1st, I’ll have an excuse to get out with the girls!

a-bad-moms-christmas-2Can you tell I rarely get out? Before we go any further, if you haven’t watched the trailer for “A Bad Moms Christmas” yet, please do:

Here’s the story:
A Bad Moms Christmas follows 3 under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. As if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn’t hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers. By the end of the journey, the moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.

Bad-moms-evite-4I didn’t hesitate to call up a bunch of my funnest (and maybe craziest) girlfriends to start planning the Baddest Moms Night Out EVER! It was so easy to plan it with Evite™, which make helps make getting together effortless and more memorable. In this case “memorable” is more like kick-ass! Excuse my French, I just think an epic movie like this requires a crazy-good Moms Night Out though! How perfect is this Evite™ invitation I chose to send all my friends?

the-baddest-moms-night-out-everI put together a list of 6 Necessities for the Baddest Moms Night Out EVER! 

  • A babysitter (or hubby who’ll be home with the kids ) – First, and foremost, you’re not going to get anywhere without a sitter. Whether you have to hire one or you have a husband who will hang at home with the kids while you go out, find someone reliable and BOOK THEM NOW! Pay them double if you must (I’m referring to a sitter, not your hubby!)! Just make sure you don’t miss out on this!
  • A group of fun girlfriends – Call them, email them, text them, do whatever you can to gather your “Mom Squad” and get them committed.
  • The perfect Evite™ – Have you seen the Evite™collection created especially for “A Bad Moms Christmas”? Evite™ is always the easiest way to bring friends and family together for any event. Which one of these is your fav?
  • Your pre-purchased tickets to see “A Bad Moms Christmas” – Gone are the days of standing in line for hours, or even camping out, before a blockbuster film opens in the theaters! It’s so convenient to be able to purchase your show tickets online and have that peace of mind that you’re already “in” for whichever show your aiming for. Then you can concentrate on pre-partying! (since that IS what a Bad Moms Night Out is all about!) You can pre-purchase your tickets to see “A Bad Moms Christmas, here.
  • An amazing outfit – It’s time to either break out that killer outfit that’s already in your closet or else time to go shopping for a new one that has “Bad Mom” written all over it! I’m not saying you have to go so far as to shave your legs for the occasion, although you may want to, but A Baddest Moms Night Out EVER is not the time to sport your “Mom Jeans”, so leave those at home!
  • Wine! – Whether you’re planning on having some libations and pre-partying at your home or going out to an establishment, you’re going to need wine! And LOTS of it! If you’re not a wine drinker, then substitute it for something else! For someone like me, a mom who rarely gets out of the house, the wine is a definite necessity!

I’m so excited for my upcoming night out with the girls, especially getting out to see “A Bad Moms Christmas”! Have you planned your fun night out yet? Halloween season is practically over and thus begins the other holiday season. Why not plan your own BAD MOMS NIGHT OUT with the girls and Evite and give yourselves the gift that keeps on giving? Find all of the fun designs for “A Bad Moms Christmas” on http://www.evite.com or even on the Evite app.a-bad-moms-xmas-evite-mobile

Enjoy before you give joy this holiday season! If being A “Bad Mom” is wrong, then baby I don’t EVER wanna be right! Don’t forget to grab your tickets today!

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Bring Home the Fang-tastic Fun This Halloween with Vampirina Now on Disney DVD

I received promotional items in order to write this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Exciting news! Just in time for Halloween, you can now grab Disney’s “Vampirina” on Disney DVD! If you haven’t watched this new series on Disney Junior. I can’t enough of this show. She is so cute! disney-vampirina-cover

Here’s a synopsis of the DVD: A young vampire girl, Vampirina (aka Vee), is the new kid in town after her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. In her unfamiliar surroundings, Vee first tries to adapt, change and blend in with her schoolmates but ultimately she learns to appreciate her unique individuality and her friends’ too. Whether they’re making their own music videos, planning a party or throwing a sleepover, Vee and her friends always figure out how to have fang-tastic fun!

The Voice Cast features:

  • Isabella Crovetti as Vampirina
  • Lauren Graham as Oxana Hauntley
  • James Van Der Beek as Boris Hauntley
  • Wanda Sykes as Gregoria
  • Mitchell Whitfield as Demi

The DVD includes these 4 Episodes, 22 minutes in all:

      1. Going Batty / Scare B&B
      2. The Sleepover / Portrait of a Vampire
      3. Vee’s Surprise Party / Vee Goes Viral
      4. The Plant Predicament / Mummy Mayhem

You can watch “Vampirina” weekdays on Disney Junior.
im-having-a-giveawayI’m also hosting a giveaway for one of my lucky readers to win a copy of Disney’s “Vampirina” on Disney DVD! To enter, go to the Rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone! Thanks for reading!

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{Giveaway} Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary on Disney DVD 9/26 + DIY Mickey Inspired Trick or Treat Buckets

I received promotional items in order to write this post. All opinions are my own

Get ready to ride a tide of holiday hilarity when Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary releases on Disney DVD September 26!  These festive episodes of Disney’s Emmy® Award-Winning “Mickey Mouse” Cartoon Shorts will make you laugh yourself silly whether you’re trimming the tree or carving a pumpkin!mickey-mouse-merry-and-scaryThis DVD includes Includes two 22-minute holiday themed episodes, The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular and Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special. There are five 3-minute bonus shorts included on the DVD also:

  1. Ghoul Friend
  2. The Boiler Room
  3. Black & White
  4. Entombed
  5. Split Decision

The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!For Halloween, Mickey has tricked out his house like a “tomb, sweet, tomb” and along with his pals Donald and Goofy, plans to tell hair-raising Halloween stories! However, his attempt at being scary falls flatter than a pancake. Can Mickey conjure up a truly terrifying tale before the stroke of midnight?
Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to migrate south for the winter! But Donald wants to stay put and celebrate his first Christmas with his friends. Mickey creates the ultimate list of everything to make Donald’s first Christmas great, but before you can catch a snowflake on your tongue, Donald has turned into a shivering, sneezing duck-cicle!

The voice cast includes Chris Diamantopoulus as Mickey Mouse/Vampire; Russi Taylor as Minnie/Huey/Dewey/Louie/The Witch; Bill Farmer as Goofy; Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck; Tress MacNeille as Daisy Duck; and Corey Burton as Professor Von Drake. The Executive Producer is Paul Rudish.DIY-mickey-inspired-trick-or-treat-bucketsTo get into the spirit of the Halloween season, my daughter and I decided to make a couple of Mickey-inspired trick-or-treat buckets. I love simple DIYs, especially when they involve Mickey Mouse! I wanted to share ours with you because they were so simple to make and can be easily recreated.diy-mickey-inspired-bucketsHere’s what you’ll need to make your own Mickey-inspired Trick-or-Treat Buckets:

  • Bucket or pail, 1 per person
  • White foam pieces
  • 1/2′ wide ribbon, Halloween colors
  • Trim of your choie
  • Tulle, Halloween colors
  • A black permanent marker
  • Glue gun and refills
  • Scissorsmickey-inspired-1


  1. Grab an inspirational image of Mickey’s glove from the Internet.
  2. Use pencil to draw onto the white foam. Make one for each bucket or pail.mickey-merry-and-scary-1
  3. Cut out shape carefully.
  4. Use the black permanent marker to draw accents and outline the glove.
  5. Stick Mickey’s glove onto the front of the bucket using the hot glue gun.
  6. Cute a few pieces of tool and ribbon and tie onto each side of the bucket, where the handles are and trim edges.
  7. Finally, glue a fun trim around the rim of the bucket

mickey-inspired-2 have-fun-trick-or-treatingmickey-inspired-bucketHow cute did our buckets turn out? My daughter did the majority of the work. She’s my resident artist and I’m really excited to use them when we attend Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Resort. Meanwhile, I’m using them in my classroom to hold rewards for my students. Boy, do they pay attention when I pick one of the buckets up!

enter-to-win-my-giveawayI’m also having a giveaway for one (1) of my lucky readers to win their very own copy of Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary! To enter, leave a comment below and tell me if you about one of your special Halloween traditions. I will accept comments for this giveaway until 11:59 p.m. on October 2. I will choose a winner on October 3 via Random Number Generator and notify the winner. Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents of the Continental U.S., ages 18 and older. Prize has no cash value. 
Don’t forget, you can bring home the laughs and grab Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary! on Disney DVD September 26th!

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{Giveaway} My Little Pony: The Movie in Theaters October 6 + Enter to Win a Prize Pack

I received promotional items in exchange for coverage. All opinions are my own. 

I know a lot of people, including myself, who are excited about the upcoming release of My Little Pony: The Movie in theaters on October 6! When my daughter was little, I think I bought her every single My Little Pony item I could find! I have saved them all in our garage for her kids!my-little-pony-the-movie-charactersHere’s a synopsis of the film:
A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.my-little-pony-the-movie-2Have you watched the Official Trailer yet for My Little Pony: The Movie?

I can’t wait to see it! I think my favorite My Little Pony character is Rainbow Dash. I’m obsessed with anything that has rainbows.

im-having-a-giveawayIn celebration of this fun, upcoming release, I’m hosting a giveaway for one(1) of my lucky readers to win a My Little Pony: The Movie Prize Pack, which includes an activity book, a compact comb/mirror, temporary tattoos, ROE pass to see the film (good for 2), and a bag with a surprise pony inside! To enter my giveaway, just leave a comment telling me who your favorite pony is from My Little Pony! I will close the comments to enter at 12:00 a.m. on October 2. Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents who are 18 and older only, who reside in the Continental U.S.. Prize will be mailed to winner and has no cash value. Good luck everyone! Thanks for reading! my-little-pony-the-movie-posterMy Little Pony: The Movie will be in theaters nationwide on October 6.Check out the official website for the movie here and join in on the conversation by following the hashtag #MyLittlePonyMovie. Don’t forget to follow My Little Pony: The Movie on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram too.

Some images and trailer are property of Lionsgate and used with permission for this post. 

This Is Us (Music From the Series) Available for Download September 15

I received a download of this soundtrack in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Confession: I was really late to the game for “This Is Us”!
I’d seen a couple of the series previews and knew it was coming last fall, but I rarely sit down to watch much on television. So, I watched my first episode on an airplane. Well, kind of. I loved the first part but it got cut short as we began landing and they shut it off. Ithis-is-us-deliveryt was still a couple of months before I found myself actually sitting down to really get into “This Is Us”. I binge watched it and WHOA! I was hooked!this-is-us-weddingIf you are one of the handful of people left who haven’t watched it yet, don’t worry! This Is Us: The Complete First Season is already available on DVD so you can catch all of the episodes before the second season starts.this-is-us-prestonDid you know?  
“This Is Us” was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series?  The show chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s and 1990s to their now adult kids Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love, fulfillment and healing in the present day. This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the events in our lives – both big and small – impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death.this-is-us-siblingsIf you asked me to talk about my favorite character, favorite part, or favorite song from the show, I would have a hard time pinpointing those down. I am a fan of every single actor in this cast. They are all amazing in their own way and every storyline has me hooked. Did I mention how excited I am for the Season 2 premiere on Tuesday, September 26 at 9pm on NBC? this-is-us-castIt’s of the most addicting shows I’ve ever watched! When I was asked if I wanted to preview and share about the music for “This Is Us” I thought to myself, “HECK YEAH!”. this-is-us-music-coverThis Is Us (Music From the Series)  is a companion to the show everyone loves and will be available September 15 via UMe. With instantly recognizable hits and classics, an original song and a compelling score, the soundtrack features 20 songs curated by “This Is Us” Creator/Executive Producer Dan Fogelman and his team, music supervisor Jennifer Pyken and composer/musician Siddhartha Khosla. Each musical element is carefully woven throughout the series, with the songs clearly defining a moment or serving as a gentle guide through the complex emotional journey.this-is-us-williamI love the songs so much. I don’t know if it’s because they remind me of different moments in the series or if it’s because many of the songs remind me of my own childhood? For me, music is a way to record memories and hearing certain songs take me back to certain moments and snapshots in time. The entire first season was really special to me and now having the opportunity to download and listen to all of those songs, brings an extra big smile to my face!

This Is Us (Music from the Series) includes:

  • Death With Dignity – Sufjan Stevens
  • You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
  • Willin’ – Mandy Moore – Listen on YouTube here
  • Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith
  • Uptight (Everything’s Alright) – Stevie Wonder
  • The Calvary Cross – Richard Thompson & Linda Thompson
  • Watch Me – Labi Siffre
  • The Wind – Cat Stevens
  • Come Talk To Me – Goldspot
  • Blues Run The Game – Jackson C. Frank
  • If Only – Maria Taylor (featuring Conor Oberst)
  • Northern Sky – Nick Drake
  • If I Ever Was A Child – Wilco
  • Because Of You – Gene Clark
  • Evergreen Cassette (Tape Mix) – Goldspot
  • Without You – Badfinger
  • The World’s Smiling Now – Jim James
  • Photograph – Ringo Starr
  • We Can Always Come Back To This – Brian Tyree Henry
  • This Is Us Score Suite – Siddhartha Khosla

Great News! You can preorder This Is Us (Music from the Series) by visiting here!  You can also join in the This Is Us Music – Facebook Listening Party on Sept. 15 at 10am PT/1pm ET on Facebook.

“This Is Us” Season 2 premieres Tuesday, September 26 at 9pm on NBC and I’ve been counting down the days! Will you be watching it too?