Marvel Super Heroes Magazine from Disney (Giveaway)

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What has most of the favorite Marvel charactersoutside , pull-out posters for your wall, great articles and lots of  fun games inside?!  Disney Worldwide Publishing‘s new Marvel Super Heroes Magazine! The first issue came out recently, including a Thor comic that you won’t want to miss and plenty of puzzles and brain games for comic lovers. There’s also clip & collect pages with details on some of your favorite Marvel characters so you can learn all about them!  You can grab your own subscription for $29.92 )$39.92 in Canada) online or pick up an individual copy in most retail stores where magazines are sold.











My son love, loves loves this magazine.  He’s all about The Avengers right now, and since he’s not yet old enough to see the film, he’s very happy when he’s able to have “cool stuff” in the mail that’s Avengers related.  Obviously the puzzles and written content are a bit above his reading level right now but he’s loved reading the stories with us and we’ve made up our own letter hunts with the game.  This magazine is recommended for ages 8+.

One reader will win a year’s subscription to Marvel Super Heroes Magazine!


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I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions are my own.

Mama Hook arrives Jake and the Never Land Pirates #DisneyJunior

Guess what?  Just in time for Mother’s Day, we’ll be meeting Mama Hook on Jake and the Neverland Pirates – voiced by the hilarious Sharon Osborne!! I, for one, can’t wait to meet her!

When we’ll meet Mama hook, she pays a visit to Captain Hook and is disappointed in his naughty stealing- and sets to teach him a lesson about sharing.  She’s slated to be appearing in later episodes, as well.  More fun for the parents, I’m sure!

The episode premieres on Saturday, May 12 at 8:30am ET/PT on Disney Channel.  (It will also air at 11:00 AM ET/PT on the 24 hour Disney Junior Channel).


Disney Fairies Fairygolds Exclusive Previews $100 Walmart GC #Giveaway

Disney Fairies 300x250 BannerCheck out the new Disney Fairies page at Walmart with a never-before-seen  preview from Pixie Hollow! Every week there will be a  NEW Walmart-exclusive Pixie Preview to enjoy!  This week’s preview is “Rosetta’s Garden Lesson 1″ and I can’t wait to see what comes next.  We’ve waited so long to have some new fun with our friends from Pixie Hollow!

If you have a little one who loves the Disney Fairies like mine do, you’ll definitely want to head to to check out the fun, FREE crafts, and be sure to check out the Disney Fairies merchandise available for sale at a great price!
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Fairygolds Pixie Playtime Craft Kit: Download a variety of cute Fairygolds Pixie crafts to turn playtime into Fairytime. Print Pixie crafts like fairy name tags, wonder wands, and a Pixie bouquet.
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Fairy Photo Frame: Want to surround a special photo with Fairy friends? Upload your picture to create a lasting memory within a Fairy Photo frame.
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Letter from a Fairy Friend: Celebrate your child’s accomplishments and birthday by sending her a Pixie-perfect note signed by Tink herself! Customize the letter for your fairy fan to make it as special and unique as she is.
To celebrate the Fairygolds, one lucky reader will win a $100 Walmart Gift Card!
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New BRAVE trailer!

I cannot WAIT to see this film!!  It looks awesome!!  Here’s a new trailer for your viewing pleasure :o)

The McClain Sisters speak about family, films and fun #DisneyGlobalEvent #MeetOscar

Last Friday was a pretty amazing day filled with amazing experiences for the 20 bloggers who attended the #DisneyGlobalEvent…including yours truly.  We began the day Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Awards Ceremony & Breakfast at the Festival of the Lion King Theatre, during with the McClain sisters gave a stellar performance of “Rise” which is the theme song for Disneynature’s Chimpanzee.

I’d heard the song several times before Friday morning, and I loved it instantly- but the spiritual message and power of the McClain sisters’ performance blew me away.  They are phenomenal.  Very young, and very talented.  These ladies will go very far in life, mark my words.

Later in the day, after the movie premiere itself, we had the chance to chat with the lovely and fun China, Lauryn and Sierra McClain.  These girls are clearly grounded and very readily attribute that to their parents and family life.

Not only do the McClain sisters sing this song, but they wrote it.  Their music is a family affair- both of their parents help with each of the songs.  That’s some amazing family bonding time, if you ask me.

Listening to these three giggling sisters talking about wanting separate space, only to end up talking on the phone to one another or texting because they miss one another, was just a ton of fun.  Lauryn, the oldest, has her own room, but it’s right across the hall from her younger sisters, Sierra and China.  Do you know that even they  have been impacted by Disney’s Friends for Change?  They said they’ve been better at turning the water off and have started recycling.  Every single person’s changes add up to make a difference- but it’s always nice to hear how the youth of today are being conscientious of our earth.

When asked what inspired “Rise” most, the girls were very quick to answer “when he  (Oscar) lost his mom….  a lot of the battle scenes too…,  it’s spiritual and that was a big thing for the movie…how they all had to stick together if they wanted to survive, you know, they had to be together, you know, and the lyrics was, “Together –Together we’ll rise.

The girls were so in tune with the theme of the movie- the unity of it- how the chimpanzees aren’t able to do anything without one another- to survive, to rise, they have to work together, to stay together.  The main point, of course, was always Oscar.

The McClain sisters are just like you and me.  They have movie nights.  They love their Chick-fil-A (I haven’t ever been, but I think it is fairly safe to assume that if we had it here in CT that I would love it too).  They have sister nights.  They understand that while friends may come and go, sisters are forever.  Sometimes they just hang out and talk about their days and their weeks, often ending in hysterical laughter.  They are sisters, and they are friends.  They have a very strong faith in God that is evident both in their conversation and also in the way they view one another, how they respect one another, and how they place importance on the things that matter most.  The girls are proud of one another- they speak with so much love and pride in their voices when they talk about their parents’ backgrounds and musical talents, and of their brother’s musical abilities.  They speak with pride of China’s status as a “breakout star” on the Disney channel.

It’s really quite refreshing and grounding to spend time with these lovely young women.  I’m honestly excited to see what comes next for them.

Chimpanzee opens in theaters TODAY, April 20th.  See the film and save chimpanzees!!  (Check out my thoughts on the film)
Watch “Rise” now. You won’t be sorry.  Then go visit Christie from Average Moms Wear Capes and see her thoughts!

 This interview was part of a press trip I was invited on by Disney and Global Resort Homes.  Travel, accomodations and expenses were provided to me.  All opinions are my own. 


#Chimpanzee Prize Pack Giveaway #MeetOscar

I am over the top excited for today.  Not only will we be attending the red carpet premiere of #Chimpanzee, Disneynature’s newest film, we will also have the chance to interview Dr. Jane Goodall, the McCain sisters, the directors of the film and more…it promises to be an amazing day!!  When we arrived here at Global Resort Homes yesterday, we were met in each of our bedrooms with our very own Oscar plush, Chimpanzee book and reusable shopping tote.  Having seen the movie, I can tell you I do not know of anyone who won’t fall instantly in love with little baby Oscar- he’s so sweet and innocent.  The chimps absolutely draw you in and I’m in awe of how emotionally connected I felt to the chimps throughout the entire film!! (Wait for my review next week!)

In celebration of the film coming next week, one reader will win a Chimpanzee prize pack including the Oscar plush, the book and the reusable tote. 

To enter: Simply leave me a comment and tell me how YOU work on conservation in your life.  That’s it.  One entry.  You can come back each day and leave an additional comment if you would like extra comments.  

This giveaway will end on THURSDAY April 19th and I need to send the winner info by 8PM EST on Friday, April 20th (the day the movie is released!!).  Giveaway is open to US and Canada.

No compensation was received for this post. I was invited on this press trip and all expenses were paid for.

7 Day Dream Vacation #Giveaway!!! #DisneyGlobalGiveaway

I got the most exciting news last night!!  One lucky person will win a 7 day DREAM vacation for 4 to Orlando, Florida!!  That’s right- one lucky, LUCKY person will be winning a 7 day vacation that includes:

  • 4 Bedroom Global Home for 7 nights
  • 4 tickets to Disney World
  • 4 tickets to Sea World
  • 4 tickets to Aquatica
  • Dinner for 4 at your Rental House by Chef Linda
  • 4 tickets to Florida EcoSafaris Cypress Canopy cycling
  • Airboat Ride for 4 at Boggy Creek Airboats
  • Chimpanzee Gift Pack
  • Chimpanzee Necklace Designed by Alex Woo
  • $100 AMEX Gift Card from Pegasus Transportation

If you want some sneak peaks into what we’re doing, since you will be doing most of what we’re doing, simply look for the #DisneyGlobalEvent hashtag on your favorite social media sites.  You’ll see photos and tweets from all of us here on the trip!!  We will be attending the red carpet premiere of Chimpanzee tomorrow, and don’t forget- it opens in theaters everywhere on April 20th!

GOOD LUCK!!!   I’m excited to see who wins!!!!!! This giveaway ends on MONDAY night so hurry up and enter!!!!!!!!!!

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“Rise” from the McClain Sisters for Disneynature’s CHIMPANZEE is now available for viewing

Rise for Disneynature Chimpanzee**Note 3/27: I just heard that we will be MEETING and Interviewing the McClain sisters during the #DisneyGlobalEvent next month!! **

We JUST saw this on Disney channel earlier tonight and I love it.  Friends for Change is such a great program, and it’s only helping ME to get even more excited for the Disneynature Chimpanzee event I’ll be attending next month in Kissimmee, Florida!!


“Rise,” written and performed by McClain Sisters after being inspired by Disneynature’s feature film CHIMPANZEE, is the latest Disney Friends for Change anthem.  With the motivating lyrics “Together we can do anything,” the song captures the central message of the program:  when kids and families work together, they can inspire each other and their communities to make a lasting, positive change in the world.  “Rise” is the fourth Friends for Change anthem to be released with a benefit back to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.  This contribution marks nearly $1 million awarded through the music campaign to charities working to protect the planet and conserve nature for future generations.

Check the video out right here!

FREE Muppets Activity Pages & Coloring Sheets!

In case you haven’t found these yet or remembered to print them- some REALLY fun and FREE Muppets coloring pages for you and the kiddos!!  The Muppets comes out on DVD and BluRay TODAY, March 20th- have you gotten your copy yet? Download Activities!