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Blizzard of 2016 {Wordless Wednesday} #blizzard2016 #PA

1/27/16
Many readers may know that our family recently moved from Maryland to PA. This past weekend we experienced blizzard conditions, so I thought I'd share some snow photos with you.

Blizzard 2016
The shoveling and digging out was only beginning..and yes, hubby had to borrow my scarf because we couldn't dry them fast enough!


BLizzard 2016
View from back slider

Storm Jonas 2016
Watching the snow fall Saturday

Blizzard of 2016
Snow pile at entrance to our community


Storm Jonas 2016
Playing on Monday
Blizzard of 2016
That's a lot of snow!

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 1/26

1/26/16
Tots and Me
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.

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! Stop in as often as you can.

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.

Featured Giveaways


Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily ReviewsShelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.


2016 Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Slate #disneysmmoms

1/22/16
Last year, was truly a great year for movies!  Cinderella, and Inside Out were among our favorites (I have yet to see The Good Dinosaur or Star Wars the Force Awakens).

There are some incredible movies coming from Walt Disney Studios in 2016!  There is something for everyone; action, adventure, and more Star Wars!

I've included trailers that are currently available.  My favorites are Finding Dory, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Zootopia, the BFG, and The Jungle Book!

Here is a sneak peek:



2016 Walt DIsney Studios Motion Picture Slate




January 29, 2016 – The Finest Hours (Walt Disney Studios)

#TheFinestHours

The Finest Hours


Trailer:




March 4, 2016 - Zootopia (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

#Zootopia
Zootopia



Trailer:





April 15, 2016 – The Jungle Book (Walt Disney Studios)

#JungleBook

The Jungle Book

  
Trailer:







May 6, 2016 – Captain America: Civil War (Marvel)

#CaptainAmericaCivilWar

Captain America Civil War



 Trailer:



May 27, 2016 – Alice Through the Looking Glass (Walt Disney Studios)

#DisneyAlice

Alice Through The Looking Glass


Trailer: 





June 17, 2016 – Finding Dory (Disney / Pixar)

#FindingDory

Finding Dory


Trailer:



July 1, 2016 – The BFG (Walt Disney Studios)

#TheBFG
The BFG

The BFG



 Trailer:




August 12, 2016 -  Pete’s Dragon (Walt Disney Studios)

#PetesDragon

Pete's Dragon



Fall 2016 – Queen of Katwe (Walt Disney Studios)

#QueenOfKatwe

Queen of Katwe



November 4, 2016 – Doctor Strange (Marvel)

#DoctorStrange

Dr. Strange


Marvel's Dr. Strange


November 23, 2016 - Moana (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

#Moana

Moana

Moana


December 16, 2016 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm)

#RogueOne

Rogue One A Star Wars Story




Rogue One A Star Wars STory



TBD 2016 – The Light Between Oceans (DreamWorks Pictures)

#TheLightBetweenOceans


The Light Between Oceans



No compensation was received for this post.  All info provided by Walt Disney Pictures and used with permission.

Which movie is on your must-watch list?

The Good Dinosaur Comes to Bluray Feb. 23 #GoodDino


The Good Dinosaur Bluray


We are excited for Disney Pixar's The Good Dinosaur coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere February 23!   It's a movie the whole family can enjoy.


From the innovative minds of Disney•Pixar comes a hilariously heartwarming adventure about the power of confronting and overcoming your fears and discovering who you are meant to be. 

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely, and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? 





In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. Bring home this original story full of humor, heart, action and imagination, perfect for the whole family! 





BONUS:                                 Digital HD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)

THEATRICAL SHORT – Sanjay’s Super Team - Sanjay loves the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into his Hindu traditions. Reluctance quickly turns into awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on an amazing journey, returning with a new perspective they can both embrace.

TRUE LIES ABOUT DINOSAURS - We know – it’s preposterous to think Apatosaurs spoke English. Learn more about what separates the fictional dinosaurs of “The Good Dinosaur“ from what scientists know about real dinosaurs.

RECYCLOSAURUS - Pixar takes creative competition seriously. Maybe a little too seriously. Watch as “The Good Dinosaur” crew competes to see which department can create the best dinosaur ever…using only discarded items from the studio’s “free table.”  

THE FILMMAKERS’ JOURNEY - Finding your way from an idea to a film takes a lot of exploration. Director Peter Sohn and his fellow filmmakers talk about the challenging, inspiring, and unexpectedly emotional experience of making “The Good Dinosaur.”

EVERY PART OF THE DINOSAUR - The filmmakers talk about the special animation challenges of “The Good Dinosaur” – including figuring out how to animate a dinosaur who’s really a boy, and a boy who’s got the spirit of a dog.

FOLLOWING THE T-REX TRAIL - Follow the filmmakers as they travel to a working cattle ranch and meet the McKays, a close-knit family whose work ethic, generosity, and stories inspired the T-Rex ranchers of the film.

COMMENTARY - Commentary from director Peter Sohn, story supervisor Kelsey Mann, supervising animator Mike Venturini, director of photography/lighting Sharon Calahan, and supervising technical director Sanjay Bakshi.

DINO BITES - Montage of original animated pieces produced to promote “The Good Dinosaur.”

HIDE AND SEEK - A short animated clip produced to promote “The Good Dinosaur.”

DELETED SCENES
o   The Attack  - An idyllic introduction to the family farm is cut short when a savage predator attacks the newborn Arlo. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.
o   Building the Silo – An admiring Arlo is thrilled to follow along as his father builds a silo for the family farm. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.
o   Waiting for Poppa – Arlo awaits the return of his beloved father on a stormy night, only to be greeted with tragic news. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.

Blu-ray 3D & DVD:
·       THEATRICAL SHORT – Sanjay’s Super Team
Digital Exclusive:
Just Listen - Trace the development of the unique soundscape of “The Good Dinosaur,” from the wilds of British Columbia as Sound Designer Craig Berkey collects sounds, to the recording studio where Jeff and Mychael Danna use instruments from around the world to create the music.



Download these Good Dinosaur printables for more #GoodDino fun at home!


ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. 

Follow The Good Dinosaur for The Latest Updates

No compensation was received for this post.  All info provided by Walt Disney Pictures and used with permission.

Lego Friends Girlz 4 Life Bluray #Giveaway

1/19/16
Warner Bros. Home Video provided me with some of the materials I used in this Blog Post/Giveaway. No compensation was received. The opinions I share are my own.

LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE is now available on digital HD 1/19 and is coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD 2/2 just in time for Valentine's Day!  If you have a Lego Friends fan at home, they will be excited about this fun movie about friendship.

True Friendship in the Glamorous World of Pop! Join Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea, as they learn about friendship, fame and pop star fun in Heartlake City. The girls’ friendships are tested when mega pop star Livi comes to Heartlake City. When our friends’ hit song “Girlz” is stolen by Livi’s manager, it’s time for a cunning plan.


As the girls try to tell Livi the truth about her latest hit single, they all learn that fame isn’t everything and sometimes friendship is the most precious thing in the world. Also be sure to visit the official L2M website to stay updated with all things L2M: www.L2MOfficial.com 



• Grab your pop star microphone because it’s sing-along night! Click the play button to watch the special sing-along music video for Girlz by L2M.
• Listen to the song High Tops by L2M and click to watch the “Meet L2M” video that introduces the next girl-pop power sensation.
• Download the “Girlz 4 Life” Activity Pack and to unlock your inner pop star! Kit includes Selfie props, a “Spot the Difference” game, making the Band DIY pop star instruments, Friendship Card and more!
• Click on LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE Blu-ray Combo Pack for a link where the film can be purchased!  




Giveaway: 

One reader will win a copy of LEGO FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE on Blu-ray
Lego Friends Girlz 4 Life Bluray

Just use the Giveaway Tools form below.  You must be a US resident 18 or older to enter.  You must complete each task entirely or your entries will not count.  

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) LEGO FRIENDS: Girlz 4 Life Blu-ray chosen at Random via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter. Giveaway Ends 2/2/16 at 10:00 AM EST. US Residents **18 and older** only may enter. One entry per household and IP address. Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. The Attic Girl is not responsible/liable for prize delivery. Prize may take 6-8 weeks to ship. By entering the giveaway, you agree to the Giveaway terms/rules.

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 1/18

1/18/16
Tots and Me
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.

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! Stop in as often as you can.

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.

Featured Giveaways

Trim Healthy Mama Giveaway - Winner will receive their choice of either the new Plan and Cookbook OR $30 Gift Certificate to the THM Store - US only Ends 1/20


Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2 DVDs US only Ends 1/19



Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily ReviewsShelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.


Kung Fu Panda Party Ideas #KungFuPandaParty #PandaInsiders #sponsored

1/14/16
We received a Kung Fu Panda party kit as a Fox Insider.  All opinions and Kung Fu Panda love are ours.


Kung Fu Panda Party Ideas

One of our favorite things to do on the weekends is to have a home movie night with a family-themed film we all can enjoy.  

This past weekend we had a Kung Fu Panda party in celebration of the re-release of Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2 on DVD and Kung Fu Panda 3 coming to theaters.   Fox Home Entertainment sent us a really fun party kit including cupcake holders, adorable plush Po, fortune cookies, bamboo straws, goody bags, stickers, and tableware.  

My girls are little and have shorter attention spans, so instead of watching the movies back-to-back, we spread them out over the course of the weekend.  They were so excited to have their very own Po to watch Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2 with!

Kung Fu Panda


Kung Fu Panda party

Since we've all been feeling under the weather these past couple of weeks {colds and bronchitis, tis the season}, we decided to keep things fairly simple.   

We ordered Chinese take-out with fried rice, egg rolls, won-ton soup, sweet and sour chicken, teriyaki sticks, and gave the munchkins spaghetti noodles (our youngest has serious food allergies and the oldest is a picky eater).   We also had slushies, cupcakes, and animal crackers for dessert.



My girl tried out chopsticks for the first time and did very well picking up her noodles.  I was very impressed!  

Kung Fu Panda Party




AK loves animals, especially panda bears, so this series has been a big hit!  There's action, humor, and even some heart-warming moments among the SKADOOSH.   Now that we're all refreshed on the first two films, we can't wait for Kung Fu Panda 3!  

Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2



If you are looking for more ideas to host your own Kung Fu Panda party, check out these great posts from other #FHEInsiders:

Kung Fu Panda Inspired Cupcakes
Kung Fu Panda Inspired Cupcakes from One Momma Saving Money
Kung Fu Panda Chopstick Pouch Craft
Kung Fu Panda Chopstick Pouch Craft from Learning as a Family

Panda Popcorn
Kung Fu Panda Popcorn Snack from As the Bunny Hops
Kung Fu Panda Bento
Panda Bento from Bento Lunch
Kung Fu Panda Party Fried Rice recipe
Chinese Fried Rice Recipe from Mommy Snippets




Kung Fu Panda Printables & Giveaway



Don't forget to download some Kung Fu Panda Printables for the kiddos including party invitations, certificates, book marks, and more.  While you're there, enter to win Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2 on DVD! 

Fox Home ENtertainment Insiders  
What are your favorite ideas for home movie night?

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