Skylanders Trap Team: We Trapped Kaos & Renewed Our Bond

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Huge thank you to Activision for making one very special part of this post possible. More on that below. Christmas was almost a disaster. Actually, it kind of was. See, Jacob wanted Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition more than just about anything. Back in November, I dutifully ordered it before it went out of stock. At least I thought I did. It arrived and I didn’t even look at it. I wrapped it and put it away, so excited that I got him this limited edition game! On Christmas morning, I waited anxiously as he opened it. His eyes lit […] Read more »

Take a Romantic Journey AWAY & BACK with Hallmark Hall of Fame

Away and Back

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hallmark Hall of Fame. All opinions are 100% mine. Have I ever told you about my obsession with Hallmark channel? During the holidays, I watch every single movie they make. After the holidays, I still record at least one a week to watch on the weekends. What can I say, I love the sweet stories and happy endings! The Hallmark Hall of Fame knows their movies, they’ve been making them for more than 60 years! I’m really excited about AWAY & BACK, premiering on Sunday, January 25th at 8 […] Read more »

My Top 3 Holiday Movies To Watch On Christmas Eve

Top 3 Christmas Eve Movies

With Jingle Bells ringing in your ear every time you shop, the pressure of sorting through your list, and the bustle of shopping after work, you may have overlooked one small detail: once all the presents have been opened, all the tears shed, all the hoots of delight raised, and all the wrappings cleared from under the tree, what do you do for the rest of Christmas Eve? Naturally, you pop in a video or catch a streaming video. With at least a dozen good movies to pick from, I’ve made a list of the top 3 I thought were […] Read more »

Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars Activity Sheets

Phineas and Ferb Star Wars

*This post contains affiliate links. In honor of the release of the Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars DVD, I have some really cool activity sheets for you today! About Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars From  Amazon: A couple of summers ago in a galaxy far, far away, Phineas and Ferb are happily basking in the glow of Tatooine’s twin suns — until plans for the Death Star accidentally fall into their hands, thrusting them (and Agent P) into a galactic rebellion and an epic struggle of good versus evil in PHINEAS AND FERB: STAR WARS(TM). Will Phineas and Ferb be […] Read more »

Life’s Plot Twists Build Character (inspired by Disney’s Maleficent)


Life never goes according to plan. Ever. Show me one person who says “everything went exactly as I imagined it” and I’ll show you a person who probably led a boring life. Just like on a rollercoaster, it’s the twists and turns that make life so exciting. Take, for example, the life of Maleficent, the ‘villain” in Sleeping Beauty. Up until the recent Disney film starring Angelina Jolie, we never really got to hear her side of the story. Why did she curse Aurora? What was her motivation? Turns out, the curse stemmed from a plot twist in her life: […] Read more »

Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray Box Set with Clips

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If you grew up in the late 80s, chances are you remember Pee-wee’s Playhouse quite fondly! The zany Paul Reubens played the even zanier character of Pee-wee, first made popular by a series of goofy movies. The show almost instantly became a cult hit. Now, nearly 30 years after it first aired (in 1986) you can bring home the complete digitally-remastered series on Blu-Ray. You can also grab Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Seasons One and Two in a high-definition 4-DVD set. I received that for review and have Jake watching it now!   Pee-wee’s Playhouse: A Show Ahead of Its Time Pee-wee’s […] Read more »

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Must-Haves for Fan Girls (or Guys!)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Must-Haves for Fans

With summer here and my television choices severely limited, I recently finished off a Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon. I have every season on DVD and it’s been a few years since I watched them all back-to-back! Took me about three weeks to run through them. Back before Jacob, it would have taken me less than a week! I used to stay up till 5am watching it, then crash until after noon. Ah, those were the days! Since I’m still immersed in a full-on Buffy obsession period (that will last for about a month before the marathon runs its way […] Read more »

Join Me for Great TV Convo on Beamly!


If you’ve been a regular reader, you probably know that I watch way more television than I should admit to. I mean, in a time where everyone is all “oh, we NEVER watch TV, we only do healthy activities,” here I am admitting that I have approximately 40 shows programmed to record on my DVR. Of course, some are summer-only shows and others are back-up shows for when my favorites are on hiatus. I don’t actually watch 40 shows every week! More like 20. I think my love of television springs from a very media-centric family. My grandfather worked on […] Read more »

Delivery Man on Blu-Ray: Great Comedy for Movie Date Night!

Delivery Man

I received a complimentary copy of Delivery Man in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I’ve been a huge fan of Vince Vaughn since I first saw him in Swingers years ago. If he’s in a movie, chances are I want to see it. Not just because he’s a good-looking guy, either. He’s just a fantastic actor, especially when it comes to comedy. I received my copy of Delivery Man before it even came out, but I’m having blu-ray problems. Namely, a lack of a working one, so I had to wait to watch it at […] Read more »

Celebrate the Release of Muppets Most Wanted with Lipton Tea

Muppets Most Wanted

This post is brought to you by Global Influence. All opinions are my own.   Who’s excited about Muppets Most Wanted? It just released into theaters across the country on Friday, March 21st.  Have you seen it yet? I plan to take Jacob to see it this week after school one day. I figure it should be less crowded during the week, so we’ll be able to get better seats.  I grew up with the Muppets, so I’m definitely looking forward to this one. Jacob wasn’t properly introduced to the characters until the first Muppets revival movie came out. I […] Read more »