Milestone Baby Cards Review

I was given the product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

I’m often comparing all the things I am doing differently with the girls.  Just the other day I was going through Ji’s baby pictures and trying to figure out when some of them were taken.  I recorded her milestones in a very old school way.  I wrote the date and milestone on that back of each picture!   Dahlia on the other hand,  has her milestones recorded in the picture itself.   This time around, I’m  using the super cute baby cards by Milestone Baby.

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Milestone Baby makes super cute cards that make that help you commemorate special moments and also make for thoughtful congratulatory gifts.  They have collections for weddings, pregnancies, toddlers and even twins!

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I also love that they offer free printables for those first holidays and other national days.  Milestone Baby cards come in 22 languages so there is a collection for everyone.

 

How do you record your baby’s milestones? Not on the back of a picture, right?

 

-Ruby

 

Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale Friends+Give Away

I received a DVD and bookset in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed are my own

I love anything that is timeless. Design, clothes, homes, names and even fairytales. I feel like all things timeless help establish personal connections with people of different generations. So when I was asked to share the news about the up-coming release of Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale, I was all in. Who doesn’t know or can relate to the  Synopsis: ONCE UPON A STORY, IN A FOREST FAR AWAY…

Everyone knows “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” but after that story ended, a remarkable friendship began! Team up with newfound best friends Goldie and Bear on amazing adventures as they laugh, play and learn important life lessons in the wondrous Fairy Tale Forest.

I especially love that I get to share the same experience with my readers because one lucky winner will get the Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale DVD + FOUR large padded cover fairytale books that will make perfect keepsake for any child!

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More about Disney’s Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale

Release Date: April 19th 

The  DVD Includes 7 Episodes for Over 2 hours of Classic Fairytales with a Twist!  Plus FREE Exclusive Playtime Fun Activity Kit with Re-Usable Stickers, Games and More! 

 

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I would also like to note that the audio can be set to English, French and most important to me Spanish!

Voice Cast: Natalie Lander (ABC’s “The Middle”) as Goldie; Georgie Kidder (Disney XD’s “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as Bear; Jim Cummings (Disney Junior’s “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”) as Big Bad Wolf; Mitchell Whitfield (“Winx Club: Beyond Believix”) as Humpty Dumpty and Woodsman; David Kaufman (“Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”) as Jack and Brix; Mary Birdsong (Disney XD’s “Crash & Bernstein”) as Mother Bear, Mother Good and Jack’s Mom; Barry Wiggins (“Dog & Me”) as Father Bear

So, climb a beanstalk with Jack, try on Little Red’s famous hood, outsmart the tricky Big Bad Wolf, and much more. Join Goldie and Bear – and your favorite fairytale and nursery rhyme characters – for magical, song-filled fun you’ll treasure today and ever after!

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THE GOOD DINOSAUR REVIEW & RECYCLO WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

Last Sunday, we got to watch THE GOOD DINOSAUR for the third time. On this day, my husband’s family joined in on the fun, and although all of the seven persons that were in the room with us were all adults, they were all just as interested in the movie, maybe even more than my two-year-old daughter.

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.

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There is much to love about The Good Dino, it touches on subjects of loss, friendship, family and inner strength. If you are looking to treat your kids to a new movie, looking for a unique gift or just want to add to your collection, I recommend that you pick up THE GOOD DINOSAUR.  The Disney Pixar animated film will be available via DVD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and Digital HD on February 23rd. That’s today!

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and, if you have been following along,  three lucky readers who entered The Good Dinosaur’s Recyclosaurus Challenge are going to won a DVD copy of their own! Aren’t they all so creative?! Look below to see if you are one of the lucky ones!

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I hope that everyone enjoyed this fun giveaway! If you want more of the THE GOOD DINOSAUR click HERE for some awesome coloring pages.

*This is non paid post. I did receive a copy of THE GOOD DINOSAUR for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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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DEAR SOFIA: A ROYAL COLLECTION DVD REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

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                                                       Bring Home on Disney DVD September 29th

I’m the type of mom who sits down and watches movies and cartoons with my toddler and really get into it!

DEAR SOFIA: A ROYAL COLLECTION has to be one of the cutest and most sincere kids entertainment that I have seen in a while. I know that if I were a kid (which I’m at heart)  I would totally be obsessed with this DVD as much as my daughter is. From the moment you get to open the package, you receive an awesome surprise- A FREE Sofia-themed stationary set for kids to write a hand-written letter to Sofia. Each child who submits a letter will receive a response back from Sofia in the mail! My daughter’s only chore is to check the mail and knowing that she will soon be receiving correspondence from Sofia is super exciting to both of us! Your princess or princes can also write to Sofia. The address is below!

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SYPNOSIS: Join Sofia as she receives guidance from Disney Princesses and goes on a daring adventure with Mulan in the Kingdom of Wei Ling, soars through the skies with Jasmine on a magic carpet ride, and discovers important lessons about friendship and life’s true gifts from Belle and Tiana. Packed with endless fun, music and heart – plus two additional episodes – “Dear Sofia: A Royal Collection” is a not-to-be-missed celebration highlighting the qualities that make a true princess – honesty, loyalty, compassion and grace.

I love that the DVD is broken up into episodes. My daughter is only 2 and can only stay still for so long. She enjoyed watching one episode a day since we received the DVD to review. She also loved seeing a different princess on a new adventure with Sofia each time we popped in the DVD!

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     All royals should address their letter to

Dear Sofia

244 Madison Ave

Box #411

                       New York, NY 10016                      

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I’m will be giving away a free copy of DEAR SOFIA: A ROYAL COLLECTION. All my readers and followers have to do is use the hashtag #iamLAmamacita on your royal mommy adventures, and I will pick a random winner from an Instagram post! Look for @lamamacitablog. Good luck! Winner will be chosen Friday 10/02 at 8PM (Pacific Time).

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Dear Sofia Printables

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Dear Sofia Puzzlers

Dear Sofia Maze

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Dear Sofia Differences

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*Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this DVD to review. I did not receive financial compensation. All opinions expressed are my own.

“Have Courage & Be Kind” Cinderella Cupcake Party & Free Printables

 DISNEY’S BELOVED AND EMPOWERING FAIRYTALE TOLD IN A NEW BEAUTIFUL AND MAGICAL WAY
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                                        DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE on September 15, 2015

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If I could make one wish for my daughter is that she grow up to be a kind, generous, humble and courageous woman. Disney’s CINDERELLA does a great job of sending out that message. In fact, the film’s most popular quote is “Have Courage and Be Kind”.  It touched on subjects such as love and loss, family, and even bullying, and my little family and I loved every minute of the movie. All three of us had different aspects that we enjoyed. My husband was impressed with the cast and the humor involved, my daughter loved all the magic, the colors and, of course, the princess. I loved the daughter mother bond between Ella (Lily James) and her mother.  I also love the amazing costumes, especially every single dress that the evil step-mother wore (Cate Blanchett) they all looked as if they were straight out a couture runway.  I got super excited when I popped in the movie and realized that you have the option to play it in English, French or Spanish.  As someone who is raising a bilingual child, it is always a big deal when Spanish is an option!

SYNOPSIS:  Celebrate Disney’s “Cinderella,” a modern classic that shines with beauty, imagination…and magic! Despite being mistreated by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly – magic becomes reality!

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Over 12 Minutes of Additional Scenes, Including an Alternate Opening,
Plus the “Frozen Fever” Theatrical Short!

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Because I found the message of the film to be inspiring, I also hosted a screening party for my daughter and all her little cousins so that they too could learn from it. The theme of the party was  “Have Courage and Be Kind” cupcake party! My family and I love that our girls will grow up together like we did.  We want to make sure that they love, respect and are kind to one another.  The girls loved the party theme.  They watched the movie, colored, argued (and made up), danced, sang, and ate lots of cupcakes. They especially loved when Cinderella herself showed up!

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Cupcake Party5My family and I encourage you to host your own Cinderella party.  I have lots of printables, ideas and recipes to make your party a success.

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If you would like your own copy of the film, follow us on Instagram @lamamacitablog. I will pick a winner who has used #iamLAmamacita on their mommy adventure pictures. The contest is over on 9/15/2015.

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