Wednesday, May 4, 2016

De-stress on Behalf of THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE: WIN $100 Spa Gift Card & Pre-Screening Tickets in St. Louis


De-stress on behalf of THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE!  On May 20th, The Angry Birds Movie is opening in theaters across the nation!  In honor of the movie and Mother's Day, The Angry Birds Movie is going to treat one lucky reader to a day at the spa.  That's right, today you have a chance to WIN a $100 gift card to spend the day at the spa de-stressing and pampering yourself!  Check below for details on entering.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a chance to win a trip a Hollywood movie premiere of BAD MOMS: Opens July 29th



The new Bad Moms trailer has been floating all across the internet recently.  It opens July 29th and is a film ALL of us moms can relate to.  Motherhood is tough, very challenging and not always perfect, us moms feel like a "bad mom" about 95% of the time.  The other 5% we are just too overwhelmed to think about if we are a bad mom or not.  Most of us need a break, a fun getaway.  Which is why this new contest is PERFECT!

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Bread Recipe


Spring and Summer are quickly approaching and in my household that means fresh fruits galore!!  Oh yes, we are a family full of fruit lovers.  Recently, we took a trip to the local farmers market and picked up some blueberries.  They were delicious but I had bought more than I realized.  So, I decided to use them up by making this delicious bread!  I added a bit of a twist to this recipe by incorporating lemon into it.  The match paired perfect with the blueberries!  Check out the recipe:

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ratchet & Clank Opens in Theaters April 29th: A Movie Review

Recently, I hinted at the fact (okay blatantly told you) that I would be headed to LA to watch the new movie, Ratchet & Clank, which is based on the video game of the same name and give you a review here for Amanda.

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As someone who owns the 2002 version of the game, I was optimistic, yet skeptical about how well the movie would stay true to the game. As I mentioned in my review of the new 2016 version of Ratchet & Clank for Playstation, as well as in the interviews with the cast, the movie follows the story in spectacular fashion. 

Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music: The Fabulous Fox April 26th - May 8th in St. Louis



The highly acclaimed Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is playing at The Fabulous Fox in St. Louis April 26th - May 8th.  We all know the beloved character Maria, played by the very talented soprano Kerstin Anderson, who's "hills are alive by the sound of music."  And of course, the von Trapp children and widowed father Captain von Trapp played by Ben Davis.  I had the chance to attend opening night last Tuesday and let me begin by saying, it was amazing!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Marvel's Captain America Civil War: Girls Reforming The Future Winner


If you remember, about a month ago I shared with you all details about Marvel's Captain America Civil War: Girls Reforming The Future Challenge.  You know I am ALL about some girl power and with more and more women getting into the Science field; I think this challenge is incredible!  it is supported by Science and Entertainment Exchange, a program of National Academy of Sciences, and seeks to inspire young girls to create positive world change for their generation and beyond through science and technology.

Monday, April 25, 2016

RATCHET & CLANK: An Interview with Bella Thorne, James Arnold Taylor and Kevin Munroe


Talk about an action-packed joy ride -- and that was just the interview with Ratchet & Clank Director Kevin Munroe and voice actors James Arnold Taylor (Ratchet) and Bella Thorne (Cora)!

It is always a fun and unique experience talking to anyone involved in the making of a film because you get to hear the ‘behind-the-scenes’ stuff that you may otherwise never really hear about. You get to learn about what makes someone tick, where the whole creative process begins and how it develops, and basically, what makes making a movie like this so much fun!

At the most recent press event for Ratchet & Clank, where we interviewed Kevin, James, and Bella, we got to learn quite a bit about the making of the film, but also got a fun glimpse into each of their lives. We all left the interview in stitches, which is always a good thing when you have actors/actresses that are so easy to talk to.