New Disney by Jumping Beans childrens apparel at Kohl’s


In anticipation of our visit to the Disney Social Media Moms conference in Disneyland this week, we recently shopped at Kohl's and had fun exploring the new Disney by Jumping Beans childrens apparel collection. We received a complimentary $50 gift card to shop the new collection and my daughter found so many items she loved. The comfortable collection full of favorite Disney characters had the perfect clothing pieces for my daughter to express herself. Her new clothes certainly Read More... {Read More...}

Following Featherbottom personalized childrens book


Having a preschool aged daughter and being a pre-k teacher means we have a large collection of children's books in our home. My daughter is just starting to read and I love seeing her discover new favorites. We recently received a personalized childrens book from MarbleSpark that goes on a journey around the world to find all the letters of her name. Following Featherbottom features Felix Featherbottom and his friend Pierre Du Pond traveling all over the globe in search of Read More... {Read More...}

Disney frozen characters (how to make ice toys)

fun with Disney frozen characters

With so many Disney character toys at home there's always a new way to play. Sometimes my daughter plays with the characters in her doll house and other times they are an audience for story time. This week we added a new fun way to play with her favorite character figurines. We made Disney frozen character ice toys and played with them outside in a small plastic pool. My daughter had so much fun pretending the characters were part of a Disney on Ice show. Disney frozen characters ice toys Read More... {Read More...}

Classroom fun with The Happy’s interactive pets


Already loving Zhu Zhu Pets I was excited when I learned about The Happy's, the new interactive pets from the same toy manufacturer. My pre-k classroom full of four and five year olds were the perfect audience to try out the new toys. We spent hours this week playing and learning with our new classroom pets, The Happy's. Playing with the puppy and kitten along with their chase ball and treats was a very exciting experience and provided great learning opportunities. We received Read More... {Read More...}

DIY Princess Aurora color bubbles (princess dress giveaway)


With the new Disney Maleficent in theaters soon, we have been watching Sleeping Beauty a lot in our home. My daughter's favorite part of the movie is when the fairies can't decide if Aurora's dress should be pink or blue. Knowing how much she loves to watch the pink and blue color explosion in the movie, I made her colored bubbles to bring to the park. The washable bubbles were so much fun to play with while she was wearing her new Princess Aurora dress from Read More... {Read More...}

Disney The Pirate Fairy Blue Pixie Dust Rice Recipe


With the release of The Pirate Fairy, on DVD April 1st, my daughter has been pretending to be a pirate fairy and playing with imaginary pixie dust. Blue pixie dust rice was the perfect dinner to celebrate the DVD release. Blue pixie dust rice recipe Blue pixie dust rice ingredients: 1 cup instant rice 1 cup water 1 drop blue food coloring Add chicken like the kind used in my gluten-free mac and cheese and an apple to create a well balanced meal. Add drop of Read More... {Read More...}

Save on your FROZEN DVD purchase with Kidfresh for mealtime fun

kidfresh-meal-and-FROZEN-DVD savings

A couple of years ago during a very busy Thanksgiving week, our family discovered Kidfresh, the healthy and quick meals for kids. The freezer meals are 100% natural and full of hidden veggies. You get all the benefits of a quick meal for your child with out having to sacrifice nutrition. Kidfresh is collaborating with Disney to help you save on the purchase of the newly released FROZEN blu-ray combo pack. Kids are definitely happy with yummy meals and their new favorite movie. Busy parents Read More... {Read More...}

Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic comes to Phoenix April 10-13, 2014 (ticket giveaway)


Disney is celebrating with over 65 characters in their new Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic show. The show shares 18 magical Disney stories with special appearances by all of your favorite characters. 100 Years of Magic will be in Phoenix at the US Airways Center April 10-13, 2014 and we are excited to be giving away a family four pack of tickets to opening night Thursday, April 10. We've seen Disney on Ice performances several times and my daughter has always enjoyed Read More... {Read More...}

DownEast Home Mesa, AZ Grand Opening March 28, 2014


The new DownEast Home in Mesa Arizona is celebrating their grand opening March 28, 2014. I visited the store the evening before the opening and was impressed by the selection of home goods and furniture. The store is full of unique pieces that could happily redecorate my entire home. The pretty home goods, clothes, and accessories provide an eclectic changing collection at great low prices for a fun shopping experience. I enjoy shopping at the DownEast Home store in Read More... {Read More...}

Little Green safe, gentle, and pure products for babies and kids {giveaway ends 4/11}


Growing up with sensitive skin I know how challenging it can be to find the right bath products. I am very light complected and just a touch turns me bright red. Luckily my daughter does not have that same sensitivity but we have been searching for a kid friendly moisturizing shampoo after the winter left her with a dry scalp. When Little Green reached out to me online, I was looking forward to trying the safe, gentle, and pure products formulated for sensitive skin. All the products Read More... {Read More...}