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Adult Fan of LEGO Night @LDCPhiladelphia This Thursday! #LDCPhiladelphia #sponsored

7/18/17
As a LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia Ambassador, I received annual passes for my family to attend events and share updates with my readers.  All opinions are mine and come from a LEGO® loving family.

Adult nights at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia

This Thursday evening (July 20), LEGOLAND®  Discovery Center Philadelphia will be holding its very first Adult Fan of LEGO®  Night from 7:30-9:30PM!  

These events are specifically for adults 18 and over who wish to visit the Center without a child present in an "adults only" atmosphere.  No kids allowed, only kids at heart!  This will be the first of many Adult Nights, occurring the third Thursday of each month from here on.

The theme this month is Beach Party.  There will be a LEGO®  prize for the best-dressed costume for the night!

There will be opportunities to take part in building challenges and competitions hosted by the Master Model Builder.  

You will also be able to purchase food and beverages from the Coffee Shop and Cafe until 8:30PM.  Enjoy an exclusive offer in the LEGO®  Shop:  FREE small pick-a-brick up with a $75 min. purchase as well as enter the raffle to win great LEGO®  prizes

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia

Tickets are $19 if purchased online or $24 walk up price.  To find out more visit:  https://philadelphia.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/whats-inside/events/adult-fan-of-lego-nights/

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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky

7/17/17
linky, contest

Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

It's been a crazy weekend.  If you've stopped at the blog, you may have seen that Photobucket was scrawled across my entire blog.  Photobucket has decided to charge for third party hosting and has blacked out many people's blog designs, and photos hosted on their site.
I finally had to install a new template to get The Attic Girl back up and running.  I will be working on finding old images as well to see if I can recover them.

Let me know how you like the new look!

So glad you could join us!  

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! 

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

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Smurfs: The Lost Village now on 4K, Blu-ray & DVD #SmurfsMovie #sponsored

7/13/17
I will receive a copy of Smurfs: The Lost Village for review.  All opinions are mine.


Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, movie reviews

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
Directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2) from a screenplay by Stacey Harman (“The Goldbergs”) and Pamela Ribon (Moana) and based on the characters and works of Peyo, SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE is produced by Jordan Kerner and Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews; with Raja Gosnell and Ben Waisbren serving as executive producers.  Based on the characters and works of Peyo.  Music by Christopher Lennertz.  Imagery and Animation by Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.

Smurfs: The Lost Village features an all-star voice cast, including platinum-selling recording artist Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel, Joe Manganiello as Hefty Smurf, Jack McBrayer as Clumsy Smurf, Danny Pudi as Brainy Smurf, Michelle Rodriguez as SmurfStorm, Ellie Kemper as SmurfBlossom, Ariel Winter as SmurfLily, with Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf and Julia Roberts as SmurfWillow.

“Kids at Heart! The Making of Smurfs: The Lost Village
Making an animated movie is no easy task, but in this exclusive clip you’ll get a lighthearted look at how the film was made with both interviews from the cast and animators as well as silly re-enactments featuring adorable kid versions of the talented team. 


DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:
§  Filmmaker Commentary
§  Meghan Trainor “I'm A Lady” Music Video
§  The Emoji Movie Sneak Peek
§  Featurettes:
  • “Kids at Heart! The Making of  Smurfs: The Lost Village
  •  “Demi Lovato Meets Smurfette”
  • “Lost Village Dance Along”
  • “Smurfify Your Nails”
  • “Baker Smurf's Mini Kitchen”
  • Meghan Trainor “I'm A Lady” Music Video
  • “How To Draw Smurfette”
  • “How To Draw Brainy”
  • “How To Draw Clumsy”
  •  “Making The Song ‘You Will Always Find Me In Your Heart’"
  • “The Sound Of The Smurfs”

Review:

Smurfs: The Lost Village is definitely one of our favorite movies of the year!   I love that this film is all about girl power; it focuses on Smurfette and how she stumbles upon a new smurf she has never seen before.  This leads her to a fun discovery of adventure and a feeling of belonging in a way she has never experienced.   (Can you imagine being the only girl in your tribe?)

There are some great themes for kids about growing up, accepting who you are, and understanding that we are all unique and embracing the things that make us "different."

My two girls loved every heart warming minute of it from the catchy songs to the funny moments like when Julia Roberts as SmurfWillow says "Whatever you say, Papa thing."




This is one DVD I know we will be watching over and over again! (can you say Meghan Trainor on repeat?)



#Smurftastic:

For more Smurftastic fun, check out these Smurfs: The Lost Village Activity Sheets.

Try making this Smurfs Muddy Buddies Recipe at home for your next movie night!


Recipes, movies, entertainment, The Lost Village

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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 7/10

7/10/17
contests, link up

Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

Did you have an enjoyable 4th of July holiday weekend? We sure did!
 So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways!

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! 

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

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Thank you for linking up this week!


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The Queen is Coming To Tea Book Tour & Giveaway

7/8/17
I received a copy of The Queen is Coming to Tea for review.  All opinions are mine.

My girls and I love to have tea parties.  We play dress-up, set up our tea set, and enjoy a snack to go along with our tea (they usually substitute juice as they are not quite tea connoisseurs).  It provides many opportunities to use their imaginations, sparks fun conversations, and hopefully makes good deposits in their memory banks.

Many times we'll also enjoy a story about tea parties.  Our latest new book discovery is The Queen is Coming to Tea by Linda Ravin Lodding.


Linda Ravin Lodding, book reviews, tea parties, kids books, books about tea parties


About the Book:


Can Ellie and her furry friends get everything ready in time for tea with the Queen?

One day there was a knock at Ellie’s door. There stood the Queen’s Footman.
“A message from Her Royal Highness.” He offered Ellie a note on a silver tray.
May I please come for tea?
Sincerely yours,
The Queen Herself
Book tour, book review

When Ellie finds out the Queen is coming to tea, she snaps to attention! With her best friend, Langley the Elephant, Ellie travels to Paris, China, Italy, and New York to make sure they have everything they need for tea with the Queen. But will the Queen patiently wait? And what exactly will be waiting for the Queen?


About the Author and Illustrator:

LINDA LODDING is originally from New York, but has spent the past fifteen years in Austria, the Netherlands, and now lives in Sigtuna, Sweden. Visit her at www.lindalodding.com.

After finishing her studies, CONSTANZE VON KITZING worked in the cover department at Der Spiegel. She now works as a freelance illustrator, teaches, and runs an art shop in Cologne, Germany, where she lives with her family.


The Queen is Coming to Tea whisks your child away on an imaginative journey around several major cities in the world. The illustrations are beautiful pastels that are appealing and perfect for the tea party theme. My girls enjoyed learning a bit about other places they aren't familiar with, especially China. They especially loved the tea leaves in the shape of a dragon's tongue! And the surprise at the end was special!



Want to enjoy a tea party at home? Try this yummy tea recipe:

Peach Mango White Iced Tea Recipe

Ingredients:
4 Cups Water
3 White Tea Bags
1 Peach
½ Cup Chopped Frozen Mango
1 tbsp sugar plus Sugar to Taste

Instructions:
  • Boil the 6 cups of water; remove from heat
  • Steep the tea bags about 5 minutes; remove bags and allow tea to cool to room temperature
  • Add chopped peaches and mango to a mixing bowl and mix with sugar; let fruit soften
  • Place fruit in pitcher and pour cooled tea on top; add sugar to taste and stir
  • Chill and serve



Giveaway:

Sourcebooks is hosting a giveaway for two copies of the book and two ceramic tea sets  {US/Canada 18+ only}

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