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Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase in Theaters Mar. 15th @WarnerBrosEnt #NancyDrew

2/28/19
I have so many fond memories of book series from my childhood. One of them is Nancy Drew. 

 Warner Bros., Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Red 56 are bringing Nancy Drew back for a whole new generation in Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase coming to theaters March 15th.

©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. In “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase,” (L-R) Nancy (Sophia Lillis) and her best gal pals George (Zoë Renee) and Bess (Mackenzie Graham) gather to make a plan. 


The iconic mystery solving teenager from the classic Nancy Drew books is back with an all-new feature length film that will keep you guessing until the very end!  The clip from “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase” above follow’s Nancy Drew and her friends teaming up to take down high school bully, Derrick.


The film centers on the origin story of young sleuth Nancy Drew (Sophia Lillis) investigating her first true mystery – the haunting of the home of her friend’s Aunt Flora (Linda Lavin).

Lillis, the breakout star of the blockbuster film It, admirably fills the role of the iconic Nancy Drew, a centerpiece of Americana in literature, film, television and videogames for nearly 90 years. 

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Filming Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase between working noteworthy roles in HBO’s Sharp Objects and the It sequel, Lillis embodies the 16-year-old sleuth in this all-new action-adventure that captures the intrigue and entertainment that have made Nancy Drew an inspiration to readers & viewers since her first appearance in 1930.

Lavin’s illustrious career includes two Golden Globe Awards and a pair of Emmy nominations as the star of the beloved, classic television series Alice. A true treasure of Broadway, Lavin’s mantle boasts a Tony Award (Broadway Bound, 1987), multiple Drama Desk Awards and six Tony Award nominations. 

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Her on-screen career spans nearly 60 years, most recently as a series regular on the CBS sitcom 9JKL and a guest appearance on the hit series Madam Secretary. Lavin exudes a radiant love-of-life and nurturing sensibility – while guiding her young partners-in-mystery-solving – as the eccentric Aunt Flora.

Lillis & Lavin work side-by-side in the film as the Nancy tries to solve the mystery of the haunting of the Aunt Flora’s home, and each praises the other’s work as both inspiring and influential in their performances.

“One of my favorite relationships in the film is between Nancy Drew and Aunt Flora,” Lillis says. “They both love adventure and mystery, they’re both independent, and they both know how to deal with obstacles and work through them. I think they see a lot of themselves in each other, and it’s a very endearing relationship.”

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“Linda is very funny in her own way, too – she’s kind of like her character in the way she helps the girls grow and learn and really understand how special life is,” adds Lillis. “She’s very giving as an actress. Having these dialogues, working off each other, was one of the greatest experiences I’ve had as an actress. I’ve learned a lot from her, and I hope I can work with her again.”

“The relationship between Flora and Nancy develops quickly because it’s so honest and connective – they see so much of each other in one another – and that’s how it‘s been working with Sophia,” Lavin says. “Sophia couldn’t be more perfect as Nancy. She has such spunk and savvy. That presence, that smile, the realness of her. She’s present and alive in the moment. She‘s bright and comfortable, and full of promise. It’s been wonderful working with Sophia.”



Moviegoers can see this inspiring relationship blossom when Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase arrives in theaters on March 15, 2019.

I can't wait to share my love of mystery and Nancy Drew with my daughters!  What is your favorite thing about Nancy Drew?

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Ralph Breaks the Internet & Google's Be Internet Awesome Online Safety Program @GoogleforEdu #Sponsored #BeInternetAwesome #RalphBreaksTheInternet

2/27/19
I received a copy of Ralph Breaks the Internet.  All opinions are mine.

We have been looking forward to the release of Ralph Breaks the Internet to DVD and Blu-ray for months.  My two girls loved the first film, Wreck it Ralph, but were even more excited about the sequel because of all the Disney princesses!

Google's Be Internet Awesome Program

Ralph Breaks the Internet is not only a fun family-friendly film, it is a great way to open up discussion about kids' online safety.



Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet is collaborating with Google’s  free Be Internet Awesome program to encourage the fundamentals of digital citizenship and online safety for kids so they can explore the online world with confidence.  It is available in English and Spanish and  consists of an  ISTE standards aligned curriculum, ready-made Pear Decks for each lesson, Interland - an adventure-packed online game about digital safety and citizenship, and a family guide for families to continue the conversation at home.


Kids online safety, Ralph Breaks the Internet


Be Internet Awesome is a wonderful resource for parents and teachers to discuss cyber bullying, privacy, and safety.  We are careful about the content our kids see online on their tablets and computers with filters and kids settings.  But I also worry about my daughters sharing too much personal information and online predators taking advantage of their innocence.  I think it is great that these issues are not only talked about at home, but also at school.

Internet safety for kids, Ralph Breaks the Internet



Like Ralph and Vanellope in Ralph Breaks the Internet, kids can find themselves in tricky situations when navigating the Web. Be Internet Awesome and Ralph Breaks the Internet themed resources and digital tools, including internet safety tips, downloadable activity sheets, educator and parent guides and more, are now available at: g.co/BeInternetAwesome and https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/families.  



Download Ralph Breaks the Internet Be Internet Awesome Activity Sheets:








Also, you can download these Ralph Breaks the Internet activity sheets.

The 2019 Oscar®-nominated film (for Best Animated Feature) Ralph Breaks the Internet is now available instantly on Digital 4K Ultra HD™/HD/SD and Movies Anywhere and physically on Blu-ray and DVD.

What internet safety tips do you implement at home with your kids?

The Little Mermaid Walt Disney Signature Collection Celebrates 30 Years #TheLittleMermaidBluray #Sponsored

2/26/19
I received a copy of The Little Mermaid and promotional items for a home movie night.  This post contains affiliate links.


Disney's The Little Mermaid is a huge favorite in our house.  My four year old has become obsessed with the film lately.  She has literally asked to watch it at least twice a day.  I could probably sing "Under the Sea" in my sleep.

Can you believe that The Little Mermaid is celebrating thirty years of magic?  I think I was twelve when it released.  {How is that possible?}  I love sharing this timeless classic with my kids!

 Walt Disney Signature Collection Anniversary Edition


In honor of its 30th anniversary, two-time Academy Award®-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song “Under the Sea,” 1989) “The Little Mermaid,” dives into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-along mode. 


The magical, musical tale of mermaid princess Ariel — along with loveable sidekicks Sebastian and Flounder, and the love-to-hate sea witch Ursula — is shore to make a splash with all generations when it comes home for the first time Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HDä  and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 12, and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ on Feb. 26.



The Signature Edition of “The Little Mermaid” showcases its award-winning musical score and iconic songs such as “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World” with a sing-along mode allowing you to accompany this beloved cast of characters on their journey.   Never-before-seen bonus features bring legendary composer Alan Menken and some of Disney’s most recognizable leading ladies together around a piano to reminisce, sing and celebrate “The Little Mermaid.”

The latest installment of “Stories from Walt’s Office” compares Walt and Ariel’s love of collecting treasures. Viewers will also receive an inside look at the “The Little Mermaid” cast in their original recording sessions, explore hidden treasures and fun facts from the film, and enjoy a special performance of “Part of Your World” by a cappella singing sensation DCapella. Plus, fans will have access to hours of additional classic bonus features!



“The Little Mermaid” is the seventh title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King” and “Lady and the Tramp.”





Movie Night

Cuddle up in a mermaid blanket, grab some snacks, and enjoy a family movie night with The Little Mermaid!


Walt Disney Signature Collection, mermaid party





Activity Sheets







Fun Little Mermaid Crafts and Recipes 


The Little Mermaid Candy Bark by With Ashley & Co


The Little Mermaid Candy Bark
DIY Ariel Hair Bow by Lola Lambchops



The Little Mermaid







Celebrate The Little Mermaid's 30th Anniversary with these fun to make shrink plastic pins!



DIY Bath Bombs



DIY Mermaid Tail Finger Puppets by Raising Whasians

Mermaid tail diy craft

Tuesday Giveaway Linky 2/25

2/25/19
Tuesday Giveaway Link Up

Things are still pretty hectic here with packing and moving and unpacking... if you have a low-key week, here are some great giveaways to enter.

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! 

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!

Featured Giveaway


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Featured Reviews


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

Thank you for linking up!

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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 2/19

2/19/19
contest linky

Things are quiet here on the blog as we are in the process of moving to a new rental.  Hope you are having a good week!

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! 

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!

Featured Giveaway


Giveaway

Featured Review


Review

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

Thank you for linking up!

Inlinkz Link Party

Thirty-One Gifts Galentine's Prize Bundle #Giveaway

2/13/19
Galentine's Day is a day set aside to celebrate all your gal pals, single or not.  Did you know that this was a thing?  I didn't, but then again, I haven't watched Parks and Rec, where the "holiday" originated.  If Valentine's Day isn't your cup of tea, maybe Galentine's Day is.

Are you opting out of the romantic holiday this month? We're right there with you! Instead of celebrating cupid's arrow we're celebrating the bonds of friendship with Thirty-One. The Mommy Island has joined with some blogging friends to showcase great products from Thirty-One that would make fun gifts to give to your bestie for Gal-entine's Day! 

Check out some of the new products and enter for your chance to win! Thirty-One Gifts So much to LOVE! There are so many fabulous new products at Thirty-One that you can find the perfect gift to match your bestie's style. With Studio Thirty-One they can have a bag that changes to fit their fashion needs every day! 


Thirty-One Gifts Giveaway

Connect with your local consultant today to shop for your gal pals. Thirty-One products are sold through a network of local sales consultants via their websites or home parties. Want to join the team? You can get started today! Visit Thirty-One Gifts to learn more about saving on products and earning income by joining as a consultant or how you can receive rewards by hosting!




Design Your Own Bag With Studio Thirty-One!

Thirty-One Gifts giveaway

Create a fresh look every day with the convertible Studio Thirty-One Modern or Classic Bag. Interchangeable flaps and straps in our Studio Thirty-One Collection allow you to change color schemes, patterns or styles in a snap! Go with a shoulder strap on Monday, then a crossbody strap on Tuesday. Switch out the flap to match your outfit or to add a fabulous pop of color. It’s like owning a closet full of purses, without losing any closet space! 

 All About the Benjamins! 


Thirty-One Gifts giveaway

Their most spacious wallet, the beautiful All About the Benjamins, is all about convenience and style. Made of luxe pebble faux leather, this billfold features 12 credit card slots, two bill slots, and a clear ID window, plus an interior zipper pocket and an open compartment. The entire wallet has a zip closure to keep all contents secure and hidden. Easily turn it into a fashion wristlet by adding one of our Wristlet Straps. Or carry it as a women's wallet with a matching, on-trend handbag, purse or tote from Thirty-One Gifts. 

 Enter The Giveaway! 

One lucky entrant selected by the entry form will receive the Galentine's Prize Bundle! (ARV $128) This bundle features (1) Studio Thirty-One Build Your Own Bag ($80) and (1) All About The Benjamins Wallet ($48). A fun prize to keep or give to your gal pal! 


Thirty-One Gifts

Open to entrants in the US, 18 years and older. Open for entry from 2/13-2/27/ 19 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email to claim this prize or a new winner will be selected. The Attic Girl received no compensation for this post and is not responsible for this giveaway. Neither the host or participating bloggers are responsible for prize fulfillment.

Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 2/12

2/12/19
contest linky

It's almost Valentine's Day!  Have any special plans?  Hopefully the wintry weather will cooperate so you can enjoy the holiday.  If you're snowed in, you can always enter some great giveaways!

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! 

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!

Featured Giveaway


giveaway


giveaway

Featured Reviews




review


review

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

Thank you for linking up!

Inlinkz Link Party

Thirty-One Gifts February Storage Solutions Giveaway

2/11/19
Spring cleaning may be on your mind, especially with the KonMari method becoming so popular {Have you checked out the Netflix show yet?}.  We have a great way to get you started -purging and organizing with Thirty-One Gifts.

Welcome to the Thirty-One Gifts February Storage Solutions Giveaway! 

This event was organized by The Mommy Island and I've joined to help you find storage solutions you're going love from Thirty-One Gifts! 



Thirty-One Gifts Stylish storage solutions for your home are just a click away! Connect with your local consultant today to shop for your sweethearts. Their products are sold through a network of local sales consultants via their websites or home parties. 

Want to join the team? You can get started today! Visit Thirty-One Gifts to learn more about saving on products and earning income by joining as a consultant. 

Thirty-One Gifts

Littles Carry-All 
Caddy Small in size, but big on benefit, the Littles Carry-All Caddy is the perfect solution for organizing the little things in life. From office supplies to eating utensils and cosmetics, this caddy helps keep your life in order by keeping everything right at your fingertips. Great for a gift basket, small toys, crafts, office desk supplies and wrapped candy. 

Thirty-One Gifts

Stand Tall Bin 
Store your towels, linens, blankets, laundry, gift wrap and more in the structured Stand Tall Bin. With two long, webbed handles and a sturdy frame, it’s easy to carry anywhere and capable of holding heavy loads. Put one in each of your kids’ rooms as a laundry hamper or to store toys, games, play clothes or sports equipment, or place it in your guest room to hold extra towels, bedding, blankets, bed pillows, and other useful items.

 Enter The Giveaway! 

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One lucky entrant selected by the entry form will receive the Thirty-One Gifts Storage Bundle! (ARV $80) 

Open to entrants in the US, 18 years and older. Open for entry from 2/11-2/25/19 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email to claim the prize or a new winner will be selected. The Attic Girl received no compensation for this post and is not responsible for this giveaway.  Neither the hosts nor the participating bloggers are responsible for prize fulfillment.

Goliath Games Ultimate Game Prize Pack

2/10/19
Giveaway

Family Game night is a fun activity for these long winter days cooped up indoors. Games on different age levels are a great choice for the whole family to enjoy.  Goliath Games is a favorite in our house.   

Sponsored By: Goliath Games

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner Will Receive - 

The Ultimate Game Prize Pack from Goliath Games!

$100 RV!

Goliath is one of the few global family-owned toy companies in the industry and continues to be one of the fastest growing companies in the world!
Giveaway

Open To US entries and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 2/10 9:00 AM EST through 3/10 11:59PM EST