Star Wars Rice Krispies Treats

Star Wars Rice Kripies Treats

 “There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it? The Dark Side….and The Light” In honor of Force Friday and all the fun Star Wars excitement (like the Star Wars land announcement, new Star Wars video games, and of course Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming out in December), I thought some fun Star Wars themed […]

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Non-Sandwich School Lunch Idea: Chicken Salad Wraps

Chicken Salad Wrap

School has been in session for a few weeks here already, so I’m constantly looking for fun, simple, and healthy ways to vary what goes in the school lunch boxes. I really don’t like the idea of sending them with a PB&J or ham & cheese sandwich everyday. We’ve got to change it up! So […]

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Disney FROZEN Snack Idea

Disney Frozen Snack Idea

I’m so excited to share this fun FROZEN  snack idea with you today as part of a shop that has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DisneyFROZENGoesFresh #CollectiveBias School is in full swing here and the boys always come home wanting a snack! And, some days I […]

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Be a Cinderella Kindness Ambassador – Help Share 1 Million Words of Kindness


“Where there is kindess, there is goodness. And where there is goodness, there is magic.” Kindness – it’s something we’ve really been focusing on in our house. When tasked with raising three boys, “kindness” maybe isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But, it’s one of the most important things I want to teach […]

Fun Fashion for Boys – Dinotrux at Gymboree {+ $75 Giveaway!!}

Boy Fashion Gymboree Dinotrux

Have little boys that love dinosaurs and trucks? This post is for you!! I’ve teamed up with Gymboree to let you know all about their new limited edition collection featuring Dinotrux! This is some seriously adorable fun fashion for boys! I’ve shared numerous times here before that I have a “thing” for matching and coordinating […]

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Star Wars Jedi Training Birthday Party

Star Wars Birthday Party

It’s no secret that there are some little (& big) Star Wars fans in our house. And, with our two oldest Padawan turning 5 & 8 (with birthdays just 1 day apart), we decided they were finally ready for an “out of this galaxy” Star Wars birthday party! They were SO excited to share the […]

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BIG Disney Gaming News – New Star Wars Games & More for the Holidays! #D23Expo

Star Wars Disney Gaming

Where are my Disney gaming fans at?! My boys are BIG fans of Disney Interactive games like Disney Infinity. And it’s probably no surprise that we love a good Disney Mobile App (Frozen Free Fall, anyone?!)! So, the gaming news from the #D23Expo was SUPER exciting – and oh my goodness are there going to […]

Kauai with Kids: Family Friendly Hotels

Kauai Family Travel

Kauai, Hawaii is pure paradise found in the United States and an absolutely wonderful destination for families! Natural beauty abounds  – amazing waterfalls, the incredible cliffs of the Napali Coast, Waimea Canyon (the Grand Canyon of the Pacific), beautiful beaches, and more! There’s a reason Kauai’s nickname is The Garden Isle. Breathtaking! Clearly, there’s no […]

Disney’s Silly Symphony Short Films – Celebration Concert & Collection #D23Expo

Disney Silly Symphony Concert

Before Snow White and all those amazing Disney classics that we’ve come to know and love, Walt Disney produced a whole series of Silly Symphony short films. In fact, between 1929 and 1939, 75 animated shorts were created!!! And, even though those were created during my grandparents’ childhoods, I recognized some of the cartoons and […]

Upcoming Live Action Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars Movies #D23Expo

Upcoming Live Action Disney Movie Slate

A HUGE part of the excitement about the #D23Expo is all the panels – and boy did the Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios panel live up to the hype!!! While the Disney & Pixar Animation Panel sure was fun & star-studded, the live action panel really stepped it up […]

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

Cherry Limeade Cupcake

Anyone else a big fan of cherry limeades? Mmmm….they’re one of our favorite drinks here, especially in the summer! So, why not put all those delicious flavors in a cupcake?! Hello awesome! Don’t they just look so tasty & fun?! They’re perfect for a party! And talk about the perfect combination of flavors! Homemade lime […]

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection #ShareYourLegacy

walt Disney Records Legacy Collection

Disney Movie Soundtracks are some of my very favorites. As a kid, I vividly remember listening to my The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast cassettes over and over and over. My friends and I knew every word. I even auditioned for some of my high school musicals with Disney songs, like “Poor […]

Disneyland’s All-New Paint the Night Parade Viewing Tips

Disneyland's Paint the Night Parade Viewing Tips

If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland in the near future, the all-new Paint The Night Electrical Parade needs to be on your must-see list! Disney always puts on a good show, but this one is especially spectacular. Paint The Night is one of three all-new shows for the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration (including a […]

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DIY Custom Labels with Leitz Icon

DIY Custom Star Wars Labels

Back-to-school season is in full swing here and with it comes labeling all the things. Between preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school, there’s a seemingly endless list of school supplies all needing to be labeled! So I decided to get a little crafty and create some custom labels for the boys to use with my new […]

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Imagination comes to life with Disney’s Playmation – Hottest new tech toy!

Disney's Playmation Toy

I’m always on the look-out for unique and different toys for my boys! In this digital age, it’s SO easy to get sucked in to hours spent on hand-held devices or mindless video games. Let’s face it, technology is COOL and video games can be super fun! But, I don’t want that for them all […]

A Month of Healthy Snack Ideas – Easy & Creative Ideas

Healthy Snack Ideas for a Month!

Back to school time is in full swing here in Arizona and other places aren’t far behind. Of course, one of the first things my boys need (typed in my best dramatic whine for effect) after school pick-up in the afternoon is a snack. As much as possible, I really like giving them healthier snacks […]

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Upcoming Movie Slate for Disney Animation & Pixar Studios! #D23Expo


One of the highlights of the 2015 D23 Expo, was sitting in on the Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films Panel, hosted by none other than John Lasseter himself. Between gigantic movie announcements, legendary Disney animators/creators, awesome celebrities, and fun surprises, this was quite an experience! Are you excited for what’s in […]

Disney’s Miles from Tomorrowland – Let’s Rocket Travel Pack {Giveaway}

Miles from Tomorrowland Let's Rocket Travel Pack

Who has Miles From Tomorrowland fans at home?! It’s a BIG hit here with my 3 boys! For those who aren’t familiar, here’s a little synopsis: Disney Junior’s “Miles from Tomorrowland” is an intergalactic adventure that charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family – mom and ship captain, Phoebe; […]

Fun Spelling Words Snack for Kids

Spelling Words Snack

In the early school years, letters & words are a big focus of the school day.  Letter recognition, sight words, spelling words, reading fluency, etc – they’re all integral parts of the reading curriculum.  In Kindergarten, Little Brother is starting with some letter recognition activities and will soon move on to sight words. Then, in […]

10 fun Disney animation facts – Walt Disney Short Films Collection

Disney Shorts Collection

Disney animation lovers have something else to get excited about – the all-new Walt Disney Short Films Collection. As part of our D23 Expo experience, we were able to sit down with some great Disney animators/directors/producers and talk all things movie making, especially details on the Disney shorts. On our panel was Peter Del Vecho, […]

Star Wars Land, Toy Story Land, and More Upcoming Disney Parks Attractions!

Disney Parks Updates - Star Wars Land

Did you sense a recent disturbance in the Force? This past weekend was the D23 Expo (Disney’s own fan club convention) where Star Wars fans throughout the galaxy essentially lost their minds over the Disney Parks announcements that include plans for not one, but TWO Star Wars Lands!!! We also learned about plans for Toy […]