A look behind the animation of Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast!

Tinker Bell Animation

Over four years. That's how long it took for the concept of Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast to go from concept to finished animated film. Can you imagine?!  It must be so interesting to work on a project like this and pour yourself into it for 4 years, all the while knowing that at the end you'll leave a tangible piece of artwork behind - a piece of the Disney legacy really.  On my recent press trip to Los Angeles with Disney, I got to sit down with Mike Greenholt, the Animation ... ...continue reading

Enter to win a Bubble Bum Booster Seat + $100 Walmart Gift Card!

Bubble Bum

As parents, you know we're passionate about car seat safety.  We all want to keep our children as safe as possible, but sometimes unexpected circumstances can pop up and you might not be prepared. This is where Bubble Bum comes in!  BubbleBum is the cost effective, portable, lightweight, brightly colored, inflatable car booster seat for children ages 4-11. It easily deflates and folds flat so it can be carried on-the-go, making it perfect for vacations, rental cars, taxis, school pick up or car ... ...continue reading

Frozen Fever – NEW trailer is now available! #FrozenFever #Cinderella

Frozen Fever

Are you ready to see the NEW trailer for Frozen Fever, the new Disney short?! Here you go:  In “Frozen Fever,” it's Anna's birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk. Frozen Fever will be opening ahead of CINDERELLA (Eeeeeeeek! I can't wait) on March 13th! ... ...continue reading

A look behind Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast with Director Steve Loter and Producer Makul Wigert

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

On my recent press trip to Hollywood with Disney and ABC, I had the pleasure of previewing one of Disney's newest animated films, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast. Not only that though, I also got to sit down with the people behind the film, including Director Steve Loter and Producer Makul Wigert. This might have been my favorite part of the experience. It's so fascinating to hear the story behind the movie and learn how the ideas for this new animated feature came to ... ...continue reading

Hey Photographers! Butterfly Backdrops Review & Giveaway!

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I may have become just a little obsessed with taking about a million pictures of my baby these first few weeks.  Newborns are just so pose-able and sleepy and tiny that I can't help but pull out my camera at every given moment!  Sure, my phone camera could do the job, but when you have beautiful backdrops and floordrops at your disposal, why not make something beautiful, dramatic, and worth printing for your wall?!  When I was putting together props for Miss B's baby announcement, I started ... ...continue reading

Find out more about Big Hero 6 from actors Ryan Potter & Daniel Henney! #BigHero6Bloggers

Big Hero 6

Did you hear that Big Hero 6 has just surpassed Beauty and the Beast to become Disney's third most successful animated film of all time?  What an achievement!  The film has grossed over $520M worldwide and it's sure to pull in even more since it comes out on Blu-ray and DVD today, February 24th. On my recent Disney and ABC press trip to Los Angeles, I got to sit down with the film's stars and directors (be sure to check out my interview of the film's directors Don Hall and Chris Williams for ... ...continue reading

Big Brother and Big Sister Pins! Free Printables for New Siblings!

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Adding a new baby to the family can be a hard adjustment for young children!  Especially when a LOT of focus is on the new baby, and the older siblings feel a little neglected with all the demands of a newborn.  Sometimes, the new big brother or big sister needs a little gift or a little recognition to help them feel like they are still a very important member of the family, and that they have a new big role to fill! One quick and simple way to give them a badge of recognition is to make ... ...continue reading

The Keurig 2.0 is now available in Marsala, Pantone’s Color of the Year!

Keurig Marsala

You may recall that I had the distinct pleasure to review the Keurig 2.0 K550 last year.  This brewer is quite revolutionary in that it can brew a single cup OR a carafe of coffee! We just love ours. If you're in the market for a new brewer, or if you love Patnone's 2015 Color of the Year as much as I do, you'll be thrilled to know that Keurig just released the Keurig 2.0 K450 in Marsala, a deep, earthy reddish brown. Here's some info about the brewer from Keurig: So many choices. So ... ...continue reading

McFarland, USA actors interview with Carlos Pratts, Hector Duran, Sergio Avelar, Johnny Ortiz, Rafael Martinez, Michael Aguero & Ramiro Rodriguez

McFarland, USA actors

 I've teamed up with Disney for this post. Photos courtesy of Disney and Mama Latina Tips. Can you imagine what it would be like to be a young actor in Hollywood?  Better yet, can you imagine what it would be like to be an average high school kid chosen to act alongside Kevin Costner in a Disney film?!  This is exactly what happened to three of the young men in the new film "McFarland, USA".  Based on the 1987 true story, McFarland, USA follows seven novice runners from McFarland, an ... ...continue reading

Wholesale Princess Review & Giveway! Adorable and Affordable!

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I have a little princess of my own, and I can still hardly believe it!  For months, I've been gathering and making the cutest things I can find to dress her up in, and while I'm having the time of my life, I'm also discovering how putting together an adorable wardrobe can really add up!  For only one outfit, you've probably got a dress, bloomers, tights, shoes, and a headband or bow.  These are small things, but I didn't realize how much I could spend by the end of it!  I've tried my hand at ... ...continue reading

5 tips to help soothe a teething baby. Plus, help find the Hyland’s Tooth Fairy to win great prizes!

Teething

  I've teamed up with Sampler and Hyland's Baby for this post.  Teething is the worst! Knowing that your little one is in pain is just a horrible feeling. I remember when my toddler was an infant and transformed from a happy, playful baby into an irritable mess. I turned to friends and my pediatrician for advice but was disappointed when most of the recommendations I got were for rotating over the counter medications. I always try to use more natural remedies before resorting to Tylenol ... ...continue reading

McFarland, USA review, plus insight from Director Niki Caro!

McFarland USA

There's just something about sports films. Kevin Costner said it himself in an interview I did with him just two weeks ago on the press junket for McFarland, USA.  He also told us that the best kinds of sports films are more about the people, and less about the sport itself. This couldn't be more true of Disney's newest film McFarland, USA.  Based on a true story from 1987, this movie follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, ... ...continue reading

Elite Serum Rx – Get Great Eyes and Win a Great Prize

Elite Serum Rx

I've teamed up with Elite Serum Rx for this sponsored giveaway. I'm not a fan of aging gracefully. I know I have to do it, but I don't have to like it. I constantly battle every new line and wrinkle I see in the mirror. It's not so much that I want to look 30-ish forever, because I know that won't happen. I just want to look as good as I can for as long as possible, and I figure the harder I combat the effects of aging on my skin now, the better I'll look later...  makes sense right? ... ...continue reading

9 shows to binge watch right now!

Binge Watch TV

I've teamed up with the Netflix #StreamTeam for this post.  I used to be an avid TV watcher. I'd catch my weekly shows and my DVR would be overflowing with other juicy shows to watch. I was a pop-culture superstar... then I had a kid, and for me, recreational television watching got pushed to the wayside. I just couldn't keep up so I went without watching any shows for over two years (TWO YEARS?!). By the end of the day I was wiped out and my husband and I never seemed to be in the same place ... ...continue reading

An interview with Director Patrick Osborne from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ short film Feast, from

Feast - Patrick Osborne

photos: ©2014 Disney. On my recent press trip with Disney and ABC, I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with the creator and Director of the Disney short "Feast".  He provided some insight about what exactly goes into creating a short film - from concept to pitching the idea to the studio to the animation process.  I don't think the average person could even fathom how much time, effort and manpower it takes to create a 6 minute short.  It gave me a whole new outlook and appreciation for ... ...continue reading