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The Secret World of Arrietty-Coming soon to a theater near you!

During my press trip in September, we were treated to a top-secret screening of this new coming soon to theaters animated movie.  “The Secret World of Arrietty” was a surprise set up for us by the studios and we were actually the first “public” audience to see the movie, world wide.   Disney Animation Studios just released the trailer! Take a look…   Synopsis: Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (voices of Will {Read More}

Holiday Side Dish contest with Nestlé

Yes, I know that today is Halloween and to be thinking about anything other than candy, purple and orange stuff is out of the question but… today is Halloween!  H A L L O W E E N!  The last day of October.  There are only 2 months left in the year.  Do you kind of get where I’m going?  Yes, exactly!  The Holidays!!! The holidays are not just around the corner anymore…they are here already. I was at a {Read More}

Happy Halloween!

  Have a happy and safe Halloween! (:  

Cars 2 is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray! {Giveaway}

That’s right!  The much anticipated sequel to Cars is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on November 1st! This is one movie that the kids and I were dying to see.  We actually didn’t get to see it when it was out in theaters.  I just saw Cars 2 for the first time last Tuesday.   Before I continue on with my review, see the trailer and below that- the synopsis. Enjoy! Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater {Read More}

Local Halloween Fun with OC Parks!

Still looking for something to do with the kids this weekend?  Start your Halloween fun weekend with these awesome events! Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch October 1 – 31 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Weekdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Weekends Irvine Park Railroad’s sixth annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! Activities include train rides, hay rides, a haunted house, a hay maze, pony rides, a moon bounce, face painting (weekends only), picture stands, the OC Zoo {Read More}

Halloween Week- Disney Style!

You can’t get any cooler than that, right?  Today will be all about the wonderful Disney characters like  Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Tinker Bell, Disney Princesses, Disney Villains, Phineas and Ferb, Jack Skellington, Kermit the Frog, and everyone’s favorite Hitchhiking Ghosts from The Haunted Mansion have dressed up for the spooky occasion.  Enjoy! Disney Family.com is truly your one-stop shop for all things “Disney” Halloween.  Having said that, I will provide you with a lot of links {Read More}

Halloween Week- Coloring Sheets and Pumpkin Stencils! Plus a McD’s Treat!

So, are you enjoying all I have for you?   I hope so.  I’ve been having a blast seeing and researching all kinds of different ideas, crafts and recipes made for this spooky occasion.  Today I have all sorts of Pumpkin stencils and coloring  sheets for you and the little ones to enjoy! Están disfrutando de todo lo que tengo de Halloween? Espero que sí. Me he divertido mucho de ver e investigar todas las ideas diferentes, artesanías y recetas hechas {Read More}

Halloween Week- Party Central with Kraft!

Wow, Kraft has got it going on for Halloween!   I’ve been searching the site and picked out a few must-have party games and recipes! Wow, Kraft  está más que listos para Halloween!! Busqué el sitio y he seleccionado unos juegos  y recetas para tu celebración de Halloween! The Games/Los Juegos: Gather 5 assorted boxes with lids (deep enough to put a small or medium bowl inside). Cut a hole in the lid of each box so that a child’s hand will {Read More}

Halloween week- Decorations!

Candy- Check! Costumes- Check! Decorations- ???? Halloween is next week and whether you will be celebrating at school, work or home, these helpful and “economical” decoration ideas will hopefully make any Halloween party spooky and fun! Dulces- Comprados Disfrazes-Hecho Decoraciones??? Halloween ya viene y si vas a celebrar en la escuela, trabajo o en casa, estos útiles y “económico” decoración de Halloween hará cualquier fiesta de Halloween espeluznante y divertido!   Materials Drinking glass Water Dishwashing liquid Instructions Add a {Read More}

Halloween Week! Recipes, tips and ideas for Halloween!

Halloween week is here on Thoughts of a Mommy and this whole week, I will be bringing you yummy recipes, tips and ideas for this coming Monday!   Today we have two goolish recipes from Nestlé for your Halloween Party!! La semana de Halloween ya está aquí! Esta semana, voy a traeréles deliciosas recetas y consejos e ideas para el próximo lunes! Hoy tenemos dos recetas espantosos de Nestlé para tu fiesta de Halloween!! Estimated Times Preparation Time: 20 mins Cooking Time: {Read More}

A scary good time!

Do you have a scaredy cat teenager? I do. As much as I want him to sort of “man” up, he won’t. He has yet to ride the so-called scary rides at our favorite theme park. He hasn’t seen a scary/horror movie and absolutely will not enter a Halloween Haunted House. Every year it’s the same story. He’ll think of the most elaborate excuses to not do anything scary. As he started to notice that kids his age would wear {Read More}

Learn, Create & Share with LeapFrog!

What do you do with alllll the toys in your house?  If your kids are like mine, then I think it’s safe to say that there are toys everywhere! Right?  Some are broken. Others, the parts are missing.  Hair tangled beyond repair?  I say this because it seems that toys (compared to electronics) are beginning to take a backseat in playing. There is a certain “tablet” that we have that, although it really is a blessing to have, it’s become {Read More}

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