Sunday, May 18, 2014

Disney's CINDERELLA - Teaser Trailer




The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham-Carter) steps forward and – armed with a pumpkin and a few mice – changes Cinderella’s life forever. 


 A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. 



 Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Kenneth Branagh (“Thor,” “Hamlet”) and starring Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Elizabeth”), Lily James (“Downton Abbey”), Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) and Academy Award-nominee Helena Bonham-Carter (“The King’s Speech,” “Alice in Wonderland”), “Cinderella” is produced by Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Elysium”), Allison Shearmur (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”) and David Barron (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”). The screenplay is by Chris Weitz (“About a Boy,” “The Golden Compass”). “Cinderella” will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on March 13, 2015.



Monday, March 10, 2014

KaBOOM! is Searching for America's Most Playful Family

KaBOOM! is Searching for America's Most Playful Family

Does your family participate in sports? Hike together? Play at the nearby park or playground? Then join us to celebrate the importance of why play matters—for kids, parents, grandparents, guardians, families of all kinds—by showing the world how your family loves to play!


Cartwheel, sprint or flip your way into the contest by capturing photos and stories that showcase fun ways your family stays active and you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of more than 1,000 prizes, including the most playful vacation of them all—a GRAND PRIZE trip for four to Walt Disney World® Resort or Disneyland® Resort.


Only 5 days left to enter


Click here for details.  

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Showing My Disney Side with a Disney Side @Home Celebrations Party

I was recently given the chance to show my #DisneySide during my daughters birthday.  I thought what a better way to show how much we love Disney then throwing a princess/prince party.  Everyone was invited to wear their favorite princess costume or prince costume to the party.

                I decorated the house using red table cloths make royal curtains and a royal carpet.  As guest were arriving I played the Disney Parks vacation playing DVD, many guest started to share their favorite parts about Disney.  

 I decorated the tables with Mickey table cloths , napkins and cups.


 We played Disney Bingo with the kids.  The adults had a blast answering Disney Trivia questions.



 We even had a special princess cake.


We took photos of everyone decked out in their princess and prince outfits.  As part of the thank you we sent everyone pictures of  them in their outfits with the castle in the background.  Thankfully we were given the HP photo card packs to help us print the photos out.  Our guest even had the chance to take a pack home to have fun printing out their family photos.

Overall are party was a huge success, everyone loved showing their #DisneySide and loved getting out of the house since we have had so much snow this winter!

**I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebrations.  The opinions expressed here are my own.**

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Make a Claw Game at Lowes Stores

Claw Game
Saturday, February 22nd
 at 10:00 AM



No need to put quarter after quarter into this fun project-it's a guaranteed win! Bring your kids to Lowe's this weekend and they can build their very own Claw Game! The fun starts at 10am on Saturday morning. You need to register -click here to register


For more information & locations : www.lowesbuildandgrow.com

 This event is appropriate forkids ages 6 and older

 Cost: free

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Make a Craft Foam & Felt Butterfly at Michaels Kids Club

KIDS CLUB® Craft Foam & Felt Butterfly


February 22nd


10am -12:00 pm




Be a social butterfly! Kids, create something fun this February. Join us for our Craft Foam & Felt Butterfly Event. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2

For more information and locations  www.michaels.com

This event is appropriate for  ages 3 and older


Cost: $2

Friday, February 14, 2014

Kids Club Heart Painting at Michaels

KIDS CLUB® Heart Painting


February 15th


10am -12:00 pm





Crazy for crafts! Kids, create a Heart Painting in the spirit of February. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2


For more information  www.michaels.com

Location 601 W Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA

This event is appropriate for  ages 3 and older


Cost: $2

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Make a Love Note Holder at Lowes Home Improvement Stores

Love Note Holder
Saturday, February 8th
 at 10:00 AM


Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe's oSaturday,February 8th  register to make  a Love Note Holder .  The fun starts at 10am on Saturday morning. You need to register -click here to register


For more information and locations: www.lowesbuildandgrow.com

 This event is appropriate forkids ages 6 and older

 Cost: free