Tuesday, September 15, 2015

PJ Masks, a New Band of Superheroes {Joins Disney this Fall}

Look, up in the sky! It’s a cat. It’s an owl. It’s a gecko. It’s the PJ Masks – and it’s Time to Be a Hero!

PJ Masks will have its world premiere Friday, September 18, with back-to-back episodes launching at 11am and 11:30am on the Disney Junior block on Disney Channel. Following the show’s debut, PJ Masks will air on Fridays at 11am on Disney Junior on Disney Channel. Episodes will also encore on weekends at 10am and 7:30pm on Disney Junior the Channel (24-hour channel).  

The premiere season of the colorful and inventive new CGI-animated series from Entertainment One features 52 eleven-minute episodes that follow 6-year-old Connor, Amaya and Greg, who transform into their dynamic superhero alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their special animal amulets. Together the three friends embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries, having thrilling nighttime adventures and learning valuable life lessons all along the way.  

With its distinctive look and laudable mission of helping kids discover their own unique “inner superhero,” PJ Masks has all the right stuff to empower preschoolers and be a real hit with today’s families. Young viewers will love the show’s courageous, instantly-endearing characters combined with its focus on adventure and discovery. Parents and caregivers will appreciate PJ Masks’ emphasis on the importance of friendship and teamwork along with imaginative play and creative problem-solving the PJ Masks way – without the “kapows” and “thwacks” found in older superhero shows! 

PJ Masks is produced by eOne, the company behind the worldwide hit Peppa Pig, and Frog Box in collaboration with the award-winning French animation studio TeamTO, along with Disney Junior and France 5. The uniqueshow is based on French author Romuald Racioppo’s imaginative and striking picture book series “Les Pyjamasques.” A much-loved publishing property in its native France, where the books debuted in 2008, the series currently includes 15 titles with plans for two new releases every year.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Disney Descendants on DVD {Review}

Have you seen Disney's new movie Descendants? If you loved High School Musical or Teen Beach movie than this one is right up your alley. I think the pop music and story line is upbeat and cute. I like that they are sticking with the whole the villains are evil theme that the original Disney movies portrayed but that their kids don't have to be. They have been given a bad rap because of who their parents are and the way they grew up but that doesn't mean they can't change their futures. I am definitely bugged by a few of the hero kid characters like Chad and Aubrey as they are snobby and Chad is pretty douchey if they were truly good characters as Cinderella I don't think I'd let my son walk around acting like that - he's the true tool that they make him out to be. But this upbeat fun movie proved to provide a little fun entertainment for my entire family. Even if the only entertainment it provided for the adults was laughing at the poorly done costumes (the daughter of Mulan looks like she bought a cheap Chinese dress at a party store and Prince Ben's crown looks plastic) and the cheesy musical numbers every few minutes, I think they butchered "Be Our Guest". This was definitely a winner in the eyes of my 7, 10, and 11 year old daughters. The free bracelet our DVD came with was a nice touch and all of my girls wanted it but it broke only a few hours after my ten year old had it on.  If you're looking for something that will entertain your kids for a few hours then this DVD is right up your alley (my kids actually watched it twice the day we got it).

From the Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega ("High School Musical" franchise") comes this original contemporary story of classic Disney characters reinvented and the introduction of modern Disney lore. Enter this new epic universe of relatable tween characters on a journey of self-discovery. New on Disney DVD, and a complete with never-before-seen bonus and a FREE bracelet!

In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney's iconic "Beauty and the Beast") is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen, and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step sisters. These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evie, and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes, including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and Mulan. However, the evil teens face a dilemma. Should the follow in their nefarious parents' footsteps and help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. No monetary compensation was received however I did receive product from my honest review.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Disney Descendants {Activity Sheets}

The countdown begins! In 3 more days you can catch the untold story of Disney classic characters in Descendants on Disney DVD July 31st! As you start planning your family movie night you can include these awesome activity sheets. 
Download Descendants Activity Sheets

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Shopkins School Supplies {Creative Kids Brands}

The Shopkins craze has definitely hit our house! My seven year old daughter is especially taken with these cute little household objects that have faces. Moose Toys has come out with three different seasons of these toys where you can find in blind baskets and other products common, rare, ultra rare, limited edition, etc versions

Back to school shopping means school supplies and lots of them in our house with three kids so we were super excited to find that Creative Kids had partnered with Moose Toys and created Shopkins School Supplies! We were lucky enough to be sent a few of these products to try and share with our readers. We love the Shopkins pencils that come in a four pack - they're pink with purple erasers and have cute little Shopkins characters on them. We were also sent two erasers a large eraser and a sticker book with over 1200 stickers! I think the sticker book was the biggest hit with my seven year old because she found big stickers inside of Cupcake Queen (Season One). We didn't find Shopkins until Season Two and the collectible Cupcake Queen is pretty much impossible to find anywhere so this was the highlight of her day.

If you're school shopping for your child for the upcoming school year be sure to check out the Shopkins line and add some fun pencils and erasers to your child's backpack!

My seven year old daughter recently decided after watching lots of YouTube videos that she wanted to start creating her own so she has a brand new channel where you can see the video we took of our new Shopkins school supplies.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.No monetary compensation was received for this posting, however we did receive product in exchange for our honest review.

Back to School Labels {Label Daddy 20% off!}

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These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels -- they're washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.No monetary compensation was received for this posting, however we did receive product in exchange for our honest review.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Slide the City {Rexburg, Idaho} July 11th #slidethecity

On Saturday, July 11th - East 7th St. will be transformed as participants ride inflatables down this giant slide spanning three city blocks. With music, local vendors, and giveaways, this family friendly event promises to be a highlight of the summer. For a limited time, My readers SAVE 10% with promo code USFAM -- 

Get your tickets here! https://secure.slidethecity.com/affiliate/usfamilyguide/rexburg

A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Rexburg Rotary Club. Rexburg Rotary Club of Idaho founded on May 1, 1920 is an organization designed to provide service to the community, to the people of the world at large, to professions, and to the club. The collective leadership and expertise of 1.2 million members helps this organization tackle some of the world's biggest challenges, locally and globally. They channel their commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity; Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, International Service, Youth Service. To learn more visit their website at www.rexburgrotary.org or www.rotary.org

Participants can purchase a one, three or unlimited slide pass. Tickets are now available, starting at $13.

Is there an age or height limit?
All who are over 46 inches tall and over 5 years old are invited to slide, but remember if you're under 18 you'll need to get a sign off from your legal guardians.

Are there group rates available?
If you have a group with 20 or more participants send us an email.

What do you do to address water conservation?
Water conservation is also a priority at our events. We strive to have zero environmental impact on the community. The Slide was designed to have zero water loss, and it treats and recycles the water safely and efficiently throughout the day. When permitted, we donate the water back to the community. Methods of disposal include local reclamation centers, parks, golf courses and other places dependent upon local regulations.

Don't forget, my readers will SAVE 10% with promo code USFAM for a limited time Get your tickets here: https://goo.gl/CCOR4A

10% of code expires 6/13 - so be sure to register by then!