Rapunzel Inspired DYI Flower Crowns + Give Away

Ji’s hair is getting really long. I mean down to her waist long. I’ve been wondering if it’s time to do the first haircut thing but she doesn’t budge.  There’s no way she’s going to do it now after watching the new Rapunzel TV movie. We received an advanced copy of it to review and she has a new favorite princess, so of course, she wants to be just like her now. Long hair and all.
To help her become Rapunzel we sat down and made flower crowns. I’ve always bought them but after making them ourselves there is no way I will do it again. So many possibilities!
1. Pick your flowers. I bought 3 different types.
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2. Separate artificial flowers from the stem.  I forgot to take a picture but you will need to first glue a piece of felt fabric on the headband and then glue the flowers onto that.
3. Let dry for a few minutes and tada! Instant princess!

Read below to find out more about the release of  

Rapunzel, the Effervescent Barefoot Princess with Magical Blonde Hair

and enter to win your own copy for the princess in your life!

With Original Theatrical Voice Cast Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi Reprising Their Roles!
 
Includes the TV Movie, Plus Four Animated Shorts and a FREE Exclusive Rapunzel Replica Journal
Synopsis: After all those years stuck in a tower, everyone’s favorite “barefoot princess” (Mandy Moore) yearns to make up for lost time. With the help of her true love Eugene (Zachary Levi), pals Pascal and Maximus and daring new friend Cassandra, Rapunzel postpones her wedding and royal duties to defy danger and boldly explore life beyond Corona’s walls. Sparkling with fun, adventure and music from the legendary Alan Menken, Tangled Before Ever After is a magical movie event!!
Voice Cast: Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”) as Rapunzel; Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) as Eugene, formerly known as Flynn Rider; Eden Espinosa (Broadway’s “Wicked”) as Cassandra; Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”) as Rapunzel’s mother, Queen Arianna; and Clancy Brown (“Sofia the First”) as Rapunzel’s father, King Frederic.
Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish
Bring Home on Disney DVD April 11th

Comment below the age of when you gave your child their first haircut and be entered to win a copy! 

{Give Away} Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wildly Witty, Vibrant World of “Zootopia” Arrives Home on June 7

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wildly Witty, Vibrant World of “Zootopia” Arrives Home on June 7 via Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere

Have you all seen Zootopia yet? It’s the latest craze around our house! We saw an extended preview at Disney California Adventure and we also took Ji and her cousin to see the movie when it came out in theatres in March. At home it has been viewed a minimum of six times since we received our copy for review a week ago. We knew from the moment we saw the extended preview that it would be a great hit. I loved all of the vibrant colors and cities that made up Zootopia and I definitely forsee lots of birthday parties with the fun theme. Overall, I love the inspiring message that the movie sends to all of the underdogs of the world. You can be anything you want to be!

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Audiences around the world have fallen in love with the wonderfully innovative animal metropolis of “Zootopia” and the comedic chemistry of rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman).  It’s been called one of the best buddy cop comedies in years!  Thankfully, there’s more—much more.  

Features include candid conversations with filmmakers and artists behind Zootopia, an alternate opening, never-before-seen characters and deleted scenes and a sneak peek at some of the hidden Easter Eggs that make reference to Disney Animation’s most beloved films and characters.

Ji loves the movie but she also goes bananas when she hears the an inspiring original song, “Try Everything,” performed by Grammy®-winning, international superstar Shakira (voice of Zootopia’s biggest pop star, Gazelle).

 

TWO LUCKY WINNERS READERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE COPY!

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Zootopia” Arrives Home on June 7 via Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere

 

I received a free copy of Zootopia for my review. All opinions expressed are my own.

 

Update: 6/15/2016

Give Away in now closed

Winners are…

Vanessa C. and Jaquelyn S.!!!

 

Love Day with Daniel Tiger!

 

My little lady has been in love with Daniel Tiger ever since she was six months old. Her first birthday party theme was Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and every morning she asks that I put Daniel on for her. So, with Valentine’s Day coming up and the new release of
“DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: WOULD YOU BE MINE?” and “DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: SUPER DANIEL!” we have had an extra amount of love days around here based on Daniel’s adventures.

1. We made delicious pancakes.
Daddy made pancakes; mommy used cookie cutters to make the cute heart shapes and baby sprinkled them with colorful sprinkles. This activity was easy, fun and delicious!

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2. We shared love notes.
I found these cute hearts at our local Dollar Tree and showed Ji how to say the messages to each other. They are now hanging on our doors and make for sweet Valentine’s month decorations!

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3. We established a family tradition.
Every holiday since Ji was old enough to hold on to things, I’ve purchased window clings and magnets so that she can decorate the house. She loves to help and enjoys seeing her decorations come to life. It’s been a year and a half since we have been doing this, so I’ve established it as an official family tradition!

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“Would You Be Mine?”

Features eight stories including “It’s Love Day!” and “Daniel’s Love Day Surprise.” In “It’s Love Day,” Daniel makes special heart cards to bring to school and hand out. While at school, some of the kids explain how they like to say “I love you” to their friends and family – Prince Wednesday likes to sing, and Miss Elaina likes to give hugs. In the story “Daniel’s Love Day Surprise,” Daniel helps his mom make a special heart-shaped pizza and finds a way to show Grandpère how much he loves him by setting up a special treasure hunt just for him featuring sparkling purple hearts.

“DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: SUPER DANIEL!”

ZOOM! Grab your cape and watch Daniel pretend to be Super Daniel! In the story “Super Daniel,” Dad Tiger forgets to take his lunch to work. Helping to save the day, Daniel, along with Grandpère, heads to the clock factory to ensure dad gets his lunch. Along the way, Daniel has several super adventures with his friends Prince Wednesday and Miss Elaina. Also included on this new DVD is the bonus story “Goodnight Daniel.” In this tale, Daniel is pretending to be Super Daniel when Dad Tiger lets him know he needs to get ready for bed. Young fans can follow along as Daniel takes a bath, puts on his pajamas, brushes his teeth, and gets into bed – just in time for Mom Tiger to read him a bedtime story, “Superheroes Go to Bed Too.”

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The Daniel Tiger  series has become part of our daily life. I love that the simple life lessons that I’m trying to teach my daughter are  being reinforced through catchy musical strategies. I dare you to watch Daniel Tiger and not sing along! Will you RIDE ALONG with us? (see what I did there?) If you haven’t introduced your kids to Daniel Tiger and his friends and family yet, I highly recommend that you do!

What types of things does your family do to say I LOVE YOU? I’d love to hear all about your fun traditions!

Hotel Transylvania 2 On Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD Jan. 12+ {Give Away & Review}

What do you when you when it has been raining for three straight days and you can’t go outside? You pop in a family friendly movie and cozy up with a warm cup of  cocoa. That’s what my two year old daughter and I did last night. We watched the super cute Sony Pictures Animation’s monster family box-office hit HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2!  If you didn’t get to catch in the theaters, then you are in luck because it will debut  on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on January 12th.

In this all-new monster comedy adventure, everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania! However, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is on vacation, things get batty as Drac enlists his monster friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp!

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We laughed  the entire time and my daughter  just couldn’t get enough of the baby, “oh no! baby?” was her favorite phrase to say throughout the movie. As a Mexican, I especially liked the mariachi and piñata that was part of one of three Birthday parties featured. My daughter loves birthday party anything, so she was especially excited about all the “Happy Birthday Jujus” that were happening.

The Blu-ray combo pack and DVD are full of extras, including Fifth Harmony’s “I’m in Love With a Monster” music video, which I personally love! Like many other toddlers, mine is currently obsessed with Youtube toy reviews and tutorials so she really enjoyed the character sketch gallery and the tutorial on how to make the funny and scary sounds of Hotel Transylvania 2.

 

Blu-ray & Digital Exclusives Include

All DVD Bonus Features Plus…

  • Sing Along with Monster Scary-Oke!
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Make the Scary, Silly Sounds of Hotel Transylvania 2
  • How to Throw The Ultimate Monster Party
  • How to Draw Your Favorite Characters
  • The New Guys: Meet Vlad, Dennis, Kakie and More!

 

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HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 has a running time of 89 minutes and is rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor.

 

* This is non-sponsored post but I did receive a free copy of the DVD for my honest opinion and review.

 

 

THE GOOD DINOSAUR in theaters Thanksgiving 2015-Free Printables, too!

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I’m excited for Thanksgiving day to come for two reasons. Reason #1: The delicious food. Reason #2: Disney Pixar is releasing THE GOOD DINOSAUR, which will make for a fun filled family day!

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If you haven’t heard about it yet, here is they synopsis.

“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Check out the trailer!

Super cute, right?

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I have a feeling Disney just created another amazing duo and it made me think of other classic pairs like,

Father and Son/Daughter duos…

THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989)
KING TRITON & ARIEL

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King Triton might the strictest parent of them all but deep down, you know he loves Ariel and always seeks to protect her. Humans are dangerous! Do you think I would want to see my youngest daughter snared by some fish eater’s hook

 
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991)
MAURICE AND BELLE
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Although sometimes a little random, Maurice always seeks to encourage Belle’s creativity and her desire of knowledge. “My daughter, ‘odd’? Huh, where were you getting an idea like that?”
THE LION KING (1994)
MUFASA & SIMBA
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There has been no better and wiser father than Mufasa who gave up his life to protect his son. “Simba, let me tell you something my father told me. Look at the stars. The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars. So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I.” 
POCAHONTAS (1995)
CHIEF POWHATAN & POCAHONTAS
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Chief only wants the best for Pocahontas and always protected her. My daughter speaks with a wisdom beyond her years. We have all come here with anger in our hearts but she comes with courage and understanding. From this day forward if there is to be more killing it will not start with me.”
MULAN (1998)
FA ZHOU & MULAN
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Fa Zhou would have fought for China in order to save and honor his family, because of those values, Mulan was able to do the same. “The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.”
FINDING NEMO (2003)
MARLIN & NEMO
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Perhaps the most adventurous of all parents, crossed the entire ocean to find his little boy, Marlin defied all odds to find Nemo. “I promise I’ll never let anything happen to you, Nemo”
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lovable duos from Pixar we have grown to adore. Do you recognize these cave paintings?
Toystory monstersinc rat cars UPI just know that my little cavebaby is going to love this movie! She’s already getting familiar with the characters through activity and coloring sheets. Well, she mostly scribbles…  But, I’m attaching  good-dino-memory_cards, good-dino_coloring_pages AND good-dino_hexaflexagon, for your little ones to enjoy as well!
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