Awesome New Games and Products from Disney Interactive #D23Expo

Star Wars Battle Pods - Premium #D23Expo

As odd as it may sound, I have poison ivy to thank for my gaming passion. Growing up in the woods with a deadly allergy to poison ivy was a bit like growing up in a prison. So my mom took sympathy and compensated by keeping me stocked with all the new games on the market. I'm so excited to tell you about everything we learned at the Disney Interactive panel at the D23 Expo. I was able to attend … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Stay at the Hampton by Hilton in Louisville #WeGoTogether

We had a blast at the Hampton by Hilton in downtown Louisville #WeGoTogether #spon

On the way back home from our Modern Family Road Trip (#MFRoadTrip) we stayed in Louisville, Kentucky at the Hampton by Hilton downtown location. This place was perfect for our family. While we were able to stay for free to facilitate this post, all thoughts and opinions are always my own. The Hampton by Hilton - Downtown Louisville There are numerous reasons my family and I love this hotel. … [Read more...]

The Silly Symphonies Were Just an Experiment #DMEd23Expo #D23Expo

Disney in concert The Silly Symphony #DMEd23Expo #D23Expo

While attending the D23 Expo, we were incredibly honored to sit front row at the Silly Symphonies concert presentation. I was able to attend this event as part of a press junket sponsored by Disney but all thoughts and opinions shared on this blog are my own. Affiliate links included help fund the creative minds of my children. And cookies. The Silly Symphonies This was one of the highlights … [Read more...]

Disneyland Celebrates 60 Years with Diamonds #Disneyland60

Disney's Diamond Celebration #Disneyland60 #D23Expo

Disneyland has been creating and putting magic into the world for six decades. To celebrate, they're filling the sky, painting the walls, and even splashing the scene with diamonds. I was able to attend these events as part of a press junket sponsored by Disney. All thoughts and opinions shared on this blog are my own. Disneyland Turns 60 This was my very first trip to Disneyland so I'm now … [Read more...]

Schedule of Animated Disney Movies Through 2018

schedule of animated Disney movies through 2017 #D23Expo

Animated Disney movies will always have a special place in my life. I grew up collecting, watching, and rewatching all of them on those classic VHS tapes. Remember when you rewind them all?! I am so excited to bring you Disney's animated movie plans for the next couple years. I attended the D23 Expo as part of a press junket sponsored by Disney. All thought and opinions shared here are my own. Any … [Read more...]

Star Wars, Toy Story, and Pandora Coming to Disney Parks #D23Expo #StarWars

Star Wars Launch Bay to be added to Disney Parks #StarWars #D23Expo

Today at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, we attended a live panel for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Huge announcements included Star Wars 'Land', Toy Story Land, and Pandora being added to Disney Parks. I was able to attend this event as part of an all expenses paid press junket sponsored by Disney. All thoughts and opinions shared on this blog are my own. Star Wars Let's just start … [Read more...]

Magical Things are About to Happen at the Disney #D23Expo

#Disney photobomb #D23Expo #Disneyland60 #Frozen #FrozenFever

You probably are already aware that I'll be attending Disney's #D23Expo later this week. I haven't shut up about it. But that's because some truly magical things are going to happen and I simply cannot believe that I'll be there! Disney really does make dreams come true. This trip will be paid entirely by Disney as part of a press junket. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I've included … [Read more...]

5 Ways to #LiveBrighter with Pets – Direct Energy Promo Code

Boating with pets - the Grump Guard is on duty

This summer we have been doing more with our pets. Pets love to get active, and they encourage us to do so, as well. It's a great way to enjoy the nice weather and watch our dogs have a blast. Presented by Direct Energy, Crafted by Sweep Tight. 5 Ways to #LiveBrighter with Pets and Family Go for walks - If it's not too hot out, walks are always a win. We have had some days in the nineties, and … [Read more...]

5 Family Road Trip Printables to Keep Tweens Looking out the Window

Road Trip Activity binders for tweens and teens #MFRoadTrip

We are going on a road trip! We're headed to the east coast from Chicago. We'll be stopping off at really cool places along the way reaching as far southeast as Savannah Georgia. With two kids and two adults in a car, it's going to be quite an adventure. We're prepared with fun printables, audio books, and tons of non-device-dependent activities for the road. Join us using the hashtag #MFRoadTrip … [Read more...]

10 Things to Add to Your Family Summer Vacation Checklist

10 fun ideas to add to your summer vacation checklist #summersafety #ad

Our summer vacation is flying by. We've been lucky to cross several things off our checklist already but we've still got a lot planned! The theme of our checklist is family bonding. With the kids rapidly becoming tiny adults, family time is a huge priority. Pretty soon they'll be off, flying far from the nest and I want them to have happy memories that will draw them back as often as … [Read more...]

Raging Waves is the Largest Waterpark in Illinois #EndlessSummer

Raging Waves Waterpark is the biggest in Illinois. It's just 45 minutes outside Chicago and so much fun! #EndlessSummer #ad

If you're looking for things to do in Chicago with your family, there are about a bazillion. The city is clean, pretty, and bustling with fun attractions for all ages. But, if you're here in the summer, it's well worth the 45 minute commute to Yorkville to spend a day at the largest waterpark in Illinois. Raging Waves Waterpark is a place where you'll make lasting memories, laugh like a kid … [Read more...]

5 Things to Bring on Your Family Bike Ride #GetMoving Giveaway

Don't forget these 5 essentials on your next family bike ride #GetMoving #spon

In an effort to get my family moving this summer we all got bikes. As a blogger I am guilty of sitting for way too long and sometimes half a day goes by where I haven't physically moved. My body is changing and not for the better. I'm getting squishy and... stinky? Good grief, something has got to give! I'm grabbing my family for a long bike ride through the trails just outside my house and have … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget the Road Trip Snacks

Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuits make great family road trip snacks AD

Planning a family road trip can be a lot to take on. Especially if you are traveling with little ones, or going a really long distance. The four of us are headed to the east coast (from Chicago) at the end of the summer and I have already been planning for months! The main thing I need to remember is the road trip snacks! This post has been sponsored by Honey Bunches of Oats, but all thoughts and … [Read more...]

Teen Beach 2 Movie on DVD with Bonus Features #TeenBeach2Event

Teen Beach 2 Movie on DVD with Bonus Features #TeenBeach2Event

The surftastic sequel to Teen Beach is finally out on Disney DVD! The Teen Beach 2 movie is great for the whole family and one you'll be watching well into the winter months. The songs are fun and catchy, the cast is adorable, the dancing will have you on your feet trying to keep up, and the message in this movie is amazing for kids--especially young girls. I was able to screen this movie and will … [Read more...]

How To Throw the Ultimate Teen Beach 2 Viewing Party Printables

Teen Beach 2 Recipes: Fruit Trees #TeenBeach2Event

With Teen Beach 2 coming out in just 4 days, (6/26) you've got just enough time to throw the ultimate viewing party. I'm thrilled to share some awesome ideas, recipes, and crafts with you created by the brilliant minds at Disney. Teen Beach 2 airs on Disney Channel and is available for purchase on DVD this Friday at 8 ET/PT. Teen Beach 2 Viewing Party The Food: First, make sure you're … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss Celebrity Family Feud on ABC #CelebrityFamilyFeud

On the set of Celebrity Family Feud #CelebrityFamilyFeud #ABCTVEvent

Family Feud has been on in the background of my life for as long as I can remember. Playing on the kitchen floor at my grandma's house it was on the tube. While my mom folded laundry that iconic buzzer was going off every time someone shouted an incorrect answer. Now it will be something my kids look back at nostalgically because I still can't get enough. I couldn't be more excited to announce … [Read more...]

My Emotional Response to Disney Pixar’s Inside Out #InsideOutEvent

Inside Out #InsideOutEvent

With Disney movies it's expected that the amount of feelings you experience throughout the show will be exponential. Disney is just like that. But that's why we love them. However, I didn't expect Disney Pixar's Inside Out to have the effect it did on me--and an entire theater full of people. I was able to see the premiere of Inside Out in LA as part of an all expenses paid trip sponsored by … [Read more...]

Must-Have Disney Inside Out Toys for All Ages #InsideOutEvent

Inside Out Anger coffee mug LOVE IT! #InsideOutEvent

Disney really never let's you down. They have the greatest story lines, the best art, and as usual the cutest toys. The Inside Out movie will be in theaters everywhere June 19th. Already the Inside Out toys are flying off shelves! And for good reason! They're awesome! I'm sharing my favorites here and have used affiliate links where applicable. I received several of these products for free at the … [Read more...]

Teen Beach 2 Stars Teach Us How To Dance #TeenBeach2Event

#TeenBeach2 stars Chrissie Fit and Jordan Fisher with Shelley from SweepTight.com #TeenBeach2Event

While in LA on probably one of the most exciting press trips of my entire life, we had the opportunity to have stars of Teen Beach 2 teach us how to dance. Attempt to teach us anyway... Teen Beach 2 Stars Chrissie Fit ("CheeChee") and Jordan Fisher ("Seacat") are two of the stars in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach 2. If you haven't seen Teen Beach, you've got until June 26th to … [Read more...]

Final Farewell From Phineas and Ferb Creators #PhineasAndFerbEvent

Shelley from SweepTight.com with #PhineasAndFerb Creators #PhineasAndFerbEvent #LastDayOfSummer

Phineas and Ferb creators and executive producers, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh were awesome enough to spend half a day with our group of mommy bloggers in LA this weekend. We screened the final episode of Phineas and Ferb, "The Last Day of Summer" followed by a picnic with the guys and Phineas and Ferb themselves! Phineas and Ferb - Last Day of Summer After screening this … [Read more...]

40th Season Celebration at Six Flags Great America

40th Season Celebration at Six Flags Great America

This year Six Flags Great America is celebrating #40seasons of rides, food, fun, and entertainment. On May 29th, 2015, Six Flags celebrated their 40th birthday, and I was so excited to be there with my family to celebrate! My family received passes to the park for free in exchange for my posting about the #40seasons celebrations; all opinions are my own. 40th Season Celebration at Six Flags Great … [Read more...]

Summer Fun for the Whole Family #MedievalSummer Giveaway

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School is finally out! What sort of summer fun do you have planned for the family? Have you considered taking everyone to Medieval Times? If not, you really should. My family and I had a total blast! Were able to go free of charge to facilitate this review, but all thoughts and opinions shared here are my own. Summer Fun for the Family The best part of Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is … [Read more...]

The Good Dinosaur – Fossil Era Fun

The Good Dinosaur - Fossil Era Fun

The Good Dinosaur is making its way to theaters, and it looks like a good one. The newest effort from Pixar, The Good Dinosaur is a new take on the classic story of friendship and self-discovery. The Good Dinosaur - Friendship, Family, and Facing Your Fears What if the meteor that killed off the dinosaurs never hit? What would the world look like with humans and dinosaurs living side by side? … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Family Fun Outside #KeepPlaying Giveaway

Outdoor family fun #KeepPlaying #ad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats. All opinions are 100% mine. Making time for family fun can be difficult when everyone is so busy with all things life. But, we mustn't forget the importance of family fun for reducing stress, building memories, and strengthening relationships. 5 Tips for Family Fun 1. Make the time. You really do have to MAKE it. It's not … [Read more...]

I’m Going to LA ! #InsideOutEvent #TeenBeach2Event #PhineasAndFerbEvent

Disney Pixar's Inside Out movie poster #InsideOutEvent

Disney has been a part of my life since I can remember. Some of my favorite childhood memories include binge watching all my favorite Disney VHS tapes on rainy days or at sleepovers. So... it is with monumental excitement that I announce:  I will being heading to LA to attend an amazing Disney event--the red carpet premiere of Disney Pixar's Inside Out! We'll also be doing a bunch of other fun … [Read more...]

Tomorrowland Movie is Great for the Whole Family – Review and Printables

#Tomorrowland

Earlier this week I had the honor of attending an advance screening of Disney's Tomorrowland movie. Don't worry, I won't spoil anything if you haven't seen it yet. But I seriously suggest you see it as soon as you can! It hits theaters everywhere TONIGHT! (May 22, 2015.) While I saw this movie for free with my family, all thoughts and opinions shared here are my own. So excited! Headed into the … [Read more...]

5 Fun Outdoor Games for You and Your Dog

5 Fun Outdoor Games for You and Your Dog

Outdoor games for you and your dog About the author: Olfa is the founder of DogVills: a blog about dogs and sharing delicious hypoallergenic dog treats. With the weather heating up, we’re all itching to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, including our dogs! It’s time to ditch the indoor games and get back to nature! Dogs LOVE playing outside as much as you do, especially since it … [Read more...]

New Captain America Movie, Civil War is on Its Way

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The new Captain America movie, Civil War is finally on its way! BOOYAH! Marvel Studios has officially begun production on this bad boy, and it's going to be insane. This will be the first crossover in the Marvel cinematic universe. I'm having a full-on geek out, right now! This Captain America Movie is a First for Marvel This. Well, this is absolutely awesome. I know, I know! I use that word a … [Read more...]

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is Kicking Butt Memory Game Printable

The Avengers

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is finally here! Let the butt kicking commence! That's right, baby. Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and a host of other super powered heroes are currently doing battle with Ultron on the big screen. BOOM! This is the big time, folks. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is setting the stage for some big events to come like … [Read more...]

The Avengers Assemble May 1st – Coloring Sheets

The Avengers Assemble May 1st Coloring Sheet

Avengers, assemble! That's one of the best phrases in all of comic-dom, and the Avengers assemble May 1st for the most epic Marvel film yet. To celebrate the impending release of the 2 1/2 hour thrill ride that is "Avengers: Age of Ultron", Marvel has released another amazing trailer and some coloring sheets for the kids, as well. The Avengers Assemble to Take on Ultron "Avengers: Age of Ultron" … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Ant-Man Movie Looks to Pack a Punch

Marvel's Ant-Man Movie Looks to Pack a Punch

The Ant-Man movie, Marvel's newest addition to their cinematic universe looks like it's going to be a winner. I have to admit, when I first heard about an Ant-Man movie starring Paul Rudd, I was skeptical. I love Paul Rudd, but I associate him with comedies. After seeing this trailer, though, I'm convinced! The Ant-Man Movie: Tiny but Hugely Important A super hero that can shrink might sound … [Read more...]

How to Craft More Efficiently with Cricut Explore

How to Craft More Efficiently with Cricut Explore

I have never known how to craft. That might sound strange, but I always thought crafting and DIY projects were part of an inherited gene that I just didn't receive. My sister is quite crafty, and so is my mom. I received a Cricut Explore for review purposes; all opinions are my own. This wireless design-and-cut system can make anyone a crafter. I know it has for me! How to Craft More … [Read more...]

5 Educational Activities for Kids to get Their Brains Humming

5 Educational Activities for Kids to get Their Brains Humming

Playtime is important for kids. Studies have shown that adequate play time increases learning, concentration, and mental acuity. When allocating play time, why not make a portion of it mental play time? Here's a list of 5 educational activities for kids that can make learning more than a boring chore. Affiliate links in this post, all opinions are my own. Educational Activities for Kids Don't … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Everyone Needs to See Into The Woods #IntoTheWoods

#IntotheWoods #sponsored

If you get to see one last movie in 2014, make sure it's Into the Woods. If anyone was going to bring this wonderful act to the big screen, I'm so glad is was Disney and director, Rob Marshall. I had the honor of screening Into The Woods before its release with a guest. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Into The Woods Boilerplate: Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers … [Read more...]

7 Exciting Places to Have a Birthday Party

7 Exciting Places to Have a Birthday Party

There are many places to have a birthday party these days. Back when I was young, it was pretty much Showbiz Pizza or Haunted Trails. Kids have much more exciting options these days. Places with lots of activity is a bonus. That way the kids get to burn off some energy while having a birthday celebration blast. Groupon Coupons has sponsored this post. All opinions are my own. 7 Exciting Places to … [Read more...]

Chicago Toy and Game Fair Fun Day Out #ChiTAGFair

Chicago Toy and Game Fair Fun Day Out #ChiTAGFair

We recently attended the annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair. As a Chicago blogger, I received a media pass and free tickets to the event. All opinions in this post are my own. I brought my best friend since preschool and her daughter, Mia, along for the fun. Chicago Toy and Game Fair The Chicago Toy and Game Fair takes place at Navy Pier. It's usually in November, which is the perfect time to … [Read more...]

AMC Theatres Just Got Even Cooler #AMCandCocaColaFreestyle

AMC Theatres Just Got Even Cooler #AMCandCocaColaFreestyle

AMC Theatres are the best choice when it comes to going to the movies around here. Our local one just got even better because it now features a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. AMC Theatres and Coca-Cola Freestyle We love going to AMC Theatres in Chicago Ridge already because they have the best movie seats in town. Each chair is a recliner. … [Read more...]

Baymax is Awesome – Big Hero 6 Rocks

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I got the chance to see an advanced screening of Big Hero 6, and it was awesome! I was able to view the movie free of charge, but as always, I speak the truth. All opinions are my own. It's All About Soul Big Hero 6 is one of those rare family movies that really does have something for everyone. It's a classic story of good vs. evil. It's also a classic story of friendship, loss, love, and … [Read more...]

Family Time – Every Moment Counts Sweepstakes

family-timeFamily Time From Mrs. Fields

Family time is the most important time. Between after school activities, work, and the general craziness of life, family time often gets pushed to the side. That's why I'm so excited to tell you all about the "Mrs. Fields Family Moments" campaign which builds on the USO's "Every Moment Counts" campaign. I am participating in this campaign as a member of The Niche Parent Network & Conference in … [Read more...]

Watch Your Favorite Movies with Feeln

Find your favorite family movies on Feeln

Tis the season for snuggling up with your loved ones and getting cozy to watch your favorite movies. Make accessing your favorite family movies anytime really easy and affordable with Feeln! I received compensation and a subscription to Feeln to facilitate this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Favorite Movies For us, we have several favorites belonging to all sorts of … [Read more...]

My No Good Very Bad Day

My No Good Very Bad Day

Have you ever had a no good very bad day? Has it ever seemed like everything was stacked against you? I certainly have. In fact I've had a slew of them this past week. A No Good Very Bad Day - Or Days Suck As I sit here writing this, weak, fatigued, still recovering from the flu while simultaneously attempting to remain upright, I SHOULD be getting ready for an advanced screening of … [Read more...]

Spooky Campfire Stories Come Alive with Audible

Spooky Campfire Stories Come Alive with Audible

Spooky campfire stories are one of the most fun parts of family camping. When I was a kid, our campfire stories were either read from a book or recounted by memory. With Audible, scary stories can be enjoyed by the entire family at the same time. This way no one knows what's coming, and everyone can be surprised and spooked at the same time. This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was … [Read more...]

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