Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Earth to Echo #Giveaway! #EarthToEcho

I will receive the same prize pack in exchange for this post.




Friendship is the greatest adventure of all. In theaters July 2, 2014.

Tuck, Munch and Alex are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever.

Rating: PG
Cast: Teo Halm, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Reese Hartwig and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt

Visit all the Earth to Echo websites - #EarthtoEcho
Visit the Official Website
‘Like’ Earth to Echo on Facebook
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Calling all adventure seekers! EARTH TO ECHO opens in theaters on July 2nd — but you can also have a fun  journey in the meantime with the brand new Geocaching EARTH TO ECHO Adventure! Geocaching is a family-friendly activity, where adventure seekers can use an app or GPS on their mobile devices to search for cleverly hidden containers placed in nearby neighborhoods. 

I have several friends who LOVE geocaching. I'd love to see what you find, so feel free to leave me a comment if you find something fun!
 
Go on a Geocaching adventure in your city with Earth To Echo! Play to unlock the mystery today.
 
  

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Paddington #PaddingtonMovie



This Christmas, a small bear will make a big splash.

From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he  begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you," and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
 
Director: Paul King
Written by: Paul King
Screenplay by: Henry Paul King
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Nicole Kidman


My kids thing this movie is going to be funnnnny. They were cracking up at the trailer. What do you think? Will your kids like this? Will you watch it because it brings a piece of your childhood to life?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Make Fireworks with Great Party Gear from Oriental Trading!



Oriental Trading has some marvelous 4th of July party supplies. I LOVE the holiday, personally, and I love that my kids love it too. So, we always get some fun patriotic attire and costume jewelry to help celebrate. And, of course, we have to have some great glow-sticks for the fireworks at night!


Oriental trading has pretty much anything you could want to help celebrate. Whether you are looking for parade goodies to pass out and throw to the children, or if you just want to have a great family barbecue, there is something you'll want from Oriental Trading.

We received several great items from Oriental Trading for review.  We chose a great patriotic assortment, as well as some really fun glow bracelets, patriotic friendship bracelets and some fun loop bands for our fun loop loom.





The Fun Loop Loom and Patriotic Fun Loom bands are prefect for making our patriotic bracelet.

This bracelet is really simple to make, and I will feature a tutorial on how to make it next week (sometime the week of June 23rd). Keep watch for this simple tutorial!

The kids have had a lot of fun trading and giving away their friendship bracelets, and it brings back a bit of my childhood too (I know I wasn't the only one who collected arm loads of friendship bracelets)!

The glow stick bracelets are great, I love that they help keep my kids visible during dusk and night when I can't see as well. I can give each child one and then keep an eye on their bracelets- it makes them much more visibile. The set we have have red, white, and blue bracelets, as well as a striped bracelet (although I think this bracelet glows a bit darker).

So, get your order in now to make this Fourth of July a fantastic party...and make sure to order extra Fun Loom Bands to be prepared for the great tutorial I have planned!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day! #AveenoDad #MC #Sponsored



My husband is amazing. Really. He's the best father I've ever met. People always ask me how "I" do it when they see us out with the kids, but the truth is, "I" don't. I'm not the at-home parent. I work outside the home and my husband does not. We truly have to work together to raise the children, and while it's not always sunshine and roses, it is very rewarding.... it's especially rewarding to me to see the children interact with their dad.

Raymond (my husband) has always been very engaging with our children. He loves to play and be silly with them, which they adore and return so much love to him. From making breakfast with sound effects to a calming bedtime bath, he's there to help make it special.



Orrin isn't a huge fan of baths, and they are short and sweet, but Raymond tries to make them as soothing as he can with lots of fun afterward. While he was fussy during bath time, extra special tickles and lotion can make up for the frightening water. You can see the love on Orrin's face for his daddy after his bath...it's enough to make my heart melt. <3 p="">


Aveeno sent us samples of their baby wash and lotion to try out with our little ones. We've used Aveeno products in the past, so we were pretty familiar with them, and we knew we'd enjoy them. They were wonderful, as expected. The light scent of the baby wash is nice, and the unscented lotion is great for sensitive skin.  Aveeno products definitely help Daddy keep bath-time gentle, and we'd definitely recommend the products.

I hope all Dads out there have had a wonderful Father's Day! Remember to hold your children tight and never forget to tell them how much you love them. 




Friday, June 13, 2014

Earth to Echo Trailer #EarthToEcho







Friendship is the greatest adventure of all. In theaters July 2, 2014.
Tuck, Munch and Alex are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever.
 
Rating: PG
Cast: Teo Halm, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Reese Hartwig and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt

Visit all the Earth to Echo websites - #EarthtoEcho 
Visit the Official Website
‘Like’ Earth to Echo on Facebook
Follow on Twitter, Instagram & Tumblr
Subscribe on YouTube


 
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