X-Men: Days of Future Past Freebies and More!

Thank you to Global Influence for the chance to share this fun info about freebies from X-Men: Days of Future Past with you guys in a compensated post – enjoy!

I’m pretty sure that everyone reading this has heard of the X-Men movies, right? Most were already familiar with them from the comics we read as kids, and there have been quite a few of the movies made in the past few years. {I tried to look it up to find exactly how many it’s been, and found a lot of different answers. I know we personally have seen 4. And I was very amused that on a page about the Wolverine movie, there was an ad for Great Wolf Lodge. I’m easily amused…. :)} Anyway – needless to say, we’re pretty excited for the new film coming out soon – X-Men: Days of Future Past. X-Men movies are always super popular when my nephews come to stay for a sleepover, and taking them to the theater to see this when it comes out May 23rd would be serious fun. If you haven’t seen the previews yet, check out the epic awesomeness {and keep reading to learn how to get some cool free stuff!}

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Behind the Scenes of Disney’s Maleficent – #Maleficent

“I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream….” We all remember this song, right? It’s from the classic Disney movie Sleeping Beauty, that most of us grew up watching as kids. And now, that classic story is back – not just “re-imagined” or “re-made” – but showing a whole new side to the villain from the movie, the evil Maleficent.

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The Land Before Time – Complete Collection Set

The Land Before Time – Complete Collection Set. This was one of my favorite movies as a little girl – and one of the first that I saw in a movie theater. Lately Abby has had a big fascination with dinosaurs {what kid doesn’t go through that phase, right?} – so I rented this for her. She totally fell in love! So today, as I was searching for a few new movies to buy for her, and came across this deal, I knew I had to grab it. Thought I’d share with you ladies too :)

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11 Ways to Enjoy Disney’s Frozen Movie

Unless you’re living under a rock, I’m sure you know that today was the official DVD release of Disney’s amazingly popular hit film, Frozen. Frozen has been crazy-popular with both moms and kiddos – it has a wonderful message, a heart-warming story, and features a seriously spectacular soundtrack.

Frozen - Disney's Frozen on DVD

So, as we prepare to watch it – again, but for the first time at home – tonight, I thought I’d share some of my absolute favorite Frozen moments from around the web. Funny videos, fantastic party ideas, and more. Even though most of us are ready to shake off the frozen weather of winter in anticipation of spring and sunshine, let’s all take a little more time to relish in the frozen-ness of the season, shall we? :) [Read more...]

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Why I Love the Muppets – #MuppetsMostWanted

Starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey, Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour where they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper.

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Are you a Muppet Lover too?

Ok, seriously – is there anyone who doesn’t love the Muppets? My first Muppet memory {Muppery?… } is of that old 80′s Christmas special, A Muppet Family Christmas. Remember that one, from the late 80′s? {Does that age me, mentioning that I’m a child of the 80′s?} Kermit and the gang go to spend the holidays with Fozzie and his family, at the farmhouse. I also was a total Fraggle Rock junkie as a kid, and they make an appearance in this movie too – making it even better. I cannot even count how many times I watched this as a kid. Need a trip down memory lane?….

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Family Date Night: Smurfs 2 Dinner & a Movie

As a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community, this family date night shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study to share fun dinner and movie night ideas using featuring Tyson Batter Tenders & Smurfs 2.

By now, you guys know I love any type of theme night, right? With some creativity, a bit of DIY skill, and just a little extra time, any mom can create a really fun family date night on a budget. And for me, the easiest way to put together an easy family day {whether dinner or playdate} is to base my theme around a super fun family movie. {A couple recent examples: Monsters U lunch, Little Mermaid crafting party} This week, I decided to do a fun movie date night featuring the new Smurfs 2, and those totally yummy Battered Chicken Tenders from Tyson. Some of you might remember me whining – er, mentioning – that I’ve had the flu for 3 days now. But even being under the weather, this was an easy little evening to put together, and the kiddos had a blast. I think I’m feeling better already… :)

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How to Make Unique Family Movie Night Gift Baskets on a Budget

I love to give movies as gifts. One – you can always score amazing deals on Amazon, like the big list I have here for you today. And, there are so many fun ways to give movies as gifts… We have an Elf Magic doll that brings little random gifts for the kids during the month of December – things like a new movie to watch that night, candy and treats, or a new holiday story book. Or, they’re perfect for gift baskets – you can go basic and make a family movie night gift basket: Use a big popcorn bowl or bucket, add a movie or two, snacks and popcorn, maybe even send it with a big cozy blanket too. Or, get creative and build a basket around a favorite movie – I’ve added a bunch of ideas below each of these awesome movie deals. {But remember – prices flip fast at Amazon, especially this time of year. I’m posting this on 11/30/13 – the further away from this date, the more the prices may vary!} So whether you just want to buy some classic family favorites for yourself at a total steal of a price, or build some fun gifts, I hope you enjoy my ideas and deals!

The Goonies

Everyone loves The Goonies, right? It’s perfect for all ages – and you can get it right now for only $4. To build a gift around this, get those gold coin candies, candy rings and candy necklaces, Baby Ruth candy bars, truffles {ala the Truffle Shuffle}, pirate eye patches and accessories, a The Goonies T-shirt or two, and pack it all into a little $3 dollar Treasure Chest gift box. Fun, right?

Princess Bride

This is one of my favorite movies – I could never watch it enough times: The Princess Bride. Right now it’s on sale on Amazon for only $3 bucks! If you wanted to make this into a giftable basket, here are some ideas of things to add: Princess Bride pub glasses, cute little love notes – “I’d come from mostly dead for you,” a bottle of Princess Bride wine, some Reece’s Peanut “Butter cups”, Pirate Sword Picks with a little ham and cheese gift set, and this awesome Storming The Castle Card Game. And just for fun, add a set of “Hello, My Name Is” Labels that you can personalize to finish the phrase – “Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die…” [Read more...]

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