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Disney’s Pixar’s Incredibles 2 Coming in 2018! Check out the New Trailer!

I am super excited about the news I’m sharing today!  Have you heard about the upcoming Disney Pixar’s Incredibles sequel?

Incredibles 2 hits theaters on June 15th, 2018 and after watching the newly released trailer, my family has already started the countdown!

Seriously how cute is this baby?!

Disney Pixar’s INCREDIBLES 2 Synopsis 

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

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Visit the official INCREDIBLES 2 website here: http://disney.com/incredibles2

INCREDIBLES 2 opens in theatres everywhere on June 15, 2018!

 

Our Thanksgiving Morning Tradition

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Our Thanksgiving Morning Tradition

As a little girl, I remember waking up to a call from my Nana every Thanksgiving morning, asking if I was watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  My mother always hosted Thanksgiving dinner, however, Nana would arrive in the morning before Santa made his way down the streets of Manhattan.
I hold these memories close to my heart, and that is why I made sure to keep the tradition alive with my own children. 

We started another tradition a few years ago of spending Thanksgiving in Charleston, South Carolina with my brother and our parents.  We rent a large house on Kiawah Island and enjoy some family time, yet we still wake up every Thanksgiving to watch the dazzling floats and Character Balloons fill up the screen.

This year marks the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Macy’s has added some epic performances to the opening of the Thanksgiving Day Parade.  It will feature an all-star cast of celebrities all singing and dancing together in a performance of Dancin’ in The Street!  Also, as part of the first hour of festivities, Gwen Stefani will perform White Christmas at the Bryant Park ice rink!  New York during the holidays is always a breath-taking sight, while I wish I was one of the 3.5 million spectators that will be lining the streets of Manhattan, I’ll have to settle for being one of the 50 million people watching from the home, and cozying up with some coffee and my munchkins sounds just as good.  I can’t wait to see these performances though!

Make sure to tune in at 9 a.m. ET to watch the new opening of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Do you remember the first time you tuned in to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? What about the parade do you look forward to most each year?

6 Tailgating Made Simple Tips

This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! as part of an Ambassador Program and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

It’s football season, and that means tailgating time!  Tailgating to me is the best part of attending an NFL game.  You get to pull into a parking lot with all your friends, eat great food, play games, relax, and have fun, while you wait for game time.

We went to the Buccaneers vs. Patriots game last week, and it was one for the books!  Amazing memories, great game, and lots of fun.  At the end of the night, I had myself convinced I “needed” season tickets.  Unfortunately, my hubby squashed that idea, with the logical response that my family isn’t in town often enough for us to tailgate that often. 

Tailgating can be fun whether you have a full over the top set up, or just a chair and a grill.  The atmosphere is what makes it so much fun, but I have a few tips that will make you afternoon at the game go smoother.

Tailgating Made Easy Tips

Freeze all your bottled water, it will keep your food and cocktails cold without having to take up precious cooler space with ice.

Bring hand sanitizer, usually the only bathrooms around are porta pottys.  Porta pottys and a table full of food doesn’t sound like a great idea, keep hand sanitizer on the table.

Put your tickets in your glove box, you’ll be walking around and having fun for hours outside, the last thing you want to do is drop your tickets in the middle of a parking lot somewhere.

Bring a big plastic tub to bring all your dirty dishes home.  I love being able to toss all the dirty stuff in a bucket and deal with it at home.  This makes clean up quick and easy so you can get cleaned up and into the game faster.


Use a helium balloon as a spot marker.  You know how I said last weeks football game was epic?  Well I left out the part where me and three family members got lost after the game and it took us over 2 hours to find the car!  Someone mentioned tying a balloon to the top of your car or tent, so everyone can find you, this will always be a must for me now!

Bring easy and delicious snacks!  A tailgaiting party isn’t complete without some delicious dip to sink your chips into, or crackers in my case!   We love Heluva Good! Dip because there are so many other dipping options!  With a assortment of flavors including French Onion, Buttermilk Ranch, White Chedder and Bacon, Bodacious Onion, and more, they really have a flavor to satisfy everyone’s taste buds and to pair with whatever you want to dip.  We dip pretzels, bread, veggies, crackers, and so much more! 


At last weeks tailgate, I went with a full cracker tray with three great flavors of Heluva Good! Dip.  The dips fit easily in the cooler, the tray was easy to set up, and most importantly, everyone loved it!  Everyone could snack all afternoon without needing utensils, plates, or getting messy.
What is your favorite food to dip?  Make sure you look for these bold-favored dips in the dairy aisle at a store near you!

These are some simple ways I make tailgating easier for my family.  What’s your favorite tailgating tip?

 

 

How to Save on All Your Family Adventures ~ Plus a Great Discount Code!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Entertainment®, in which I was compensated. All opinions are my own.

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I have used the Entertainment Coupon Books for as long as I can remember.  I remember my mom buying the books each year as part of our sports fundraisers.  I would sit and flip through the “activities and attractions” section, thinking about which coupons my parents might use.

I guess I’ve always had a wanderlust spirit.

As an adult, I continued to buy the Entertainment Premier Savings Books for myself each year, either to help support local fundraisers or just because I loved the savings they offered.  However, as time has passed and technology evolved, I found myself buying a book that would just sit on our coffee table to be flipped through occasionally.  I would use the attraction coupons all the time because those were outings that I would sit and plan, but I knew I wasn’t getting the most out of my savings book.
Like most of you, I am busy!  Three kids, a house to run, a business, and so on, my brain gets to full and I would often find myself at a retail checkout counter or at a restaurant table remembering that I had an awesome coupon, that was sitting on my table at home.

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So, I was ecstatic when I learned that Entertainment had come up with a solution that will benefit all us on the go moms, who are also trying to save and stay on budget.  The digital membership!  You can now download the Entertainment app and access all those amazing deals!

Now all the coupons and savings that have kept me buying the Entertainment Premier Savings Collection books for decades, are going to be used to the best of my ability, and I couldn’t be more excited!

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For over 50 years, Entertainment® has been the leading provider of unbeatable local discounts throughout the U.S. and Canada. Allowing consumers to enjoy doing more for less cost while supporting local businesses in the community. Consumers have saved over $22 BILLION since 1962, and that number will continue to grow as it offers amazing discounts that we can now have in the palm of our hands all the time.

I recently received the 2018 Tampa Bay Edition and there is so many great deals I am already planning to use.

Some of my favorites include:

Buy one admission to Skate World and receive one admission free.
Buy one admission to Jungle Bounce and receive one admission free.
Buy one admission to Clearwater Marine Aquarium and receive one admission free.
All the Chuck E Cheese coupons offer a big savings for my family on rainy days.
Plus, great discounts to the Sunken Gardens, Dolphin Landings, and countless other attractions, stores, and restaurants!

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As a family of 5, these coupons really help us stretch our budget, and allow us to take our children on fun experiences they might otherwise not be able to experience.

Have you bought an Entertainment Premier Savings Coupon Book recently?

Now’s the time to try it again, Use promo code SAVE5 to receive $5 off all Entertainment Books plus free shipping!  (Expires 9/25)

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Create an Epic “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” Viewing Party with Movie Night Snacks and No-Sew Costumes!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Snyder’s-Lance, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #Pop4Captain http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Create an Epic Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie Viewing Party

My kids love Captain Underpants!  We have all the books and have already preordered the “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” DVD at Walmart.  As our excitement builds for the movie’s DVD release, I have started prepping for a perfect Family Movie Night Screening Party.  Complete with the perfect movie night snacks and DIY Captain underpants costumes.

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Captain Underpants is perfect for a family movie night, with incredible voice talent of both Kevin Hart and Ed Helms.  Also, best of all this film has a lot of heart!  The story explores the great friendship of two boys and their love of writing and creativity.  This is such a great message for kids to see, while they laugh uncontrollably at the outrageous humor.

This movie is receiving A+ reviews and is certified fresh, so make sure you pre-order your copy of the Captain Underpants DVD today!

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Snacks:

After we have busted out all the blankets and pillows in the house to create a comfy viewing area in the living room, it’s time to think about the best movie night snacks that are not only delicious for the kiddos, but also easy.  I’m prepping a party amid back to school and sports season, so convenience is important.  I headed to Walmart to stock up on Pop Secret popcorn and Lance crackers, both of which are normal staples in my home and perfect for a movie night party!

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You can’t have a movie night without popcorn!  My kids are always pulling out the Pop Secret Movie Theatre Butter Popcorn when ever a DVD enters my home.  We choose Pop Secret because of the great butter taste, it’s delicious and a great quality popcorn.  The bags pop quickly and fully!  So, this will definitely be on our movie night snack bar.

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I grabbed 4 packs of red plastic cups for under $1 at Walmart and cut underpants shapes out of cardstock.  Then I simply hot glued the underpants to the cups and filled them with popcorn.  This is a simple way to add some fun to your snack table!

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Lance Sandwich Crackers are another snack that we will undoubtedly have on a snack bar table.  Lance has been making little sandwiches for over 100 years with two awesome crackers on the outside with incredible spread in-between.  These cracker packs have been a snack time staple for my family for as long as I can remember.  My Nana used to pack them in her cooler bag whenever my brother and I would go with her to the playground or for a picnic.  Now I always keep these flavorful, wholesome, filling, and portable snacks on hand.  They are perfect for school snacks, on the go, and when I need to keep a group of kids happy. 

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Captain Underpants Costumes

With snack handled and a viewing area full of comfy blankets and pillows it’s time to add some extra fun to your viewing party with easy no-sew Captain Underpants costumes!  Aidan got a kick out of these cute costumes and I know my nephews will be all smiles on movie night.

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To start with I grabbed a package of plain white underwear in the boys section of Walmart.  I made sure to get a size that would easily fit over their clothes. 
This takes care of the “Underpants” part.

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Now for the cape!

You’ll need:
Red Felt by the bolt, 1 Yard easily made 3 capes so have it cut to your preffered length.

Large piece of Black Felt
Large Piece of Yellow Felt
Fabric Scissors
Glue Gun
Printable Template (Underpants / Cape)

Optional:
Velcro (if you’d like to add it to the collar opposed to just have a hole cut open)
Iron on Adhesive (if you want a stronger hold that will last in the washing machine, use iron on adhesive instead of a glue gun)

Create the Capes:

Cut the red felt to your desired length, depending on the ages of your guests.  I went with 24” by 32”.

Print and cut the free printable template.

Fold the felt length wise and trace and cut the capes neck hole and shoulder curves.  Once you have done this, you have a basic felt cape that can be decorated in countless ways.

For the Captain Underpants cape we I traced a large circle with the black felt, using a salad bowl and cut that out along with an underpants shape with the yellow felt.

Next, I hot glued the black circle to the center of the cape.  Then, added the underwear shape to the center of the black felt circle.

The entire process took me about 15 minutes, and if I had chose to use iron on adhesive or Velcro, the process still would have taken less than 30 minutes.

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I can’t wait to see a bunch of little Captain Underpants’ smiling and laughing on September 12th!

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Preorder:

The Captain Underpants DVD is will be available in Walmart stores 9/12! Be sure to reserve your copy now by pre-ordering today! While supplies last

 

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