First Look at Paul Rudd in Marvel’s ANT-MAN #AntMan



Eeeeek, squeee and whatever other noises I can make! I’m totally geeking out here, not only because I pretty much love every Marvel movie that has been released {get thyself to the movie theater to see Guardians of the Galaxy} but I also LOOOOOOVE Paul Rudd. Like love. I mean, watch this Lip Sync Battle with Jiimmy Fallon below.

How can you not love him?! So that is why I was excited to hear that he would be starring in Marvel’s Ant-Man!

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Ant-Man is scheduled to release in theaters on July 17th, 2015 and today the first look at Paul Rudd as Ant-Man has been released!

Paul Rudd as Ant Man

Are you excited to see Paul Rudd in a Marvel movie?

Homemade Dole Whip Recipe #DisneySide



A few months ago, we had friends over for our #DisneySide party! It was such a blast and I can hardly believe we will be in Walt Disney World in just  a few months! One thing I can’t wait to get is a Dole Whip – delicious pineapple-flavored soft-serve ice cream available at both Disneyland and Disney World.

When we had our Disney planning party at home, I knew I had to serve up some homemade Dole Whip and I found the perfect recipe over at Chocolate Covered Katie. I wish my picture could have been a little bit prettier, but all the kids {and adults!} were too excited to start eating them that I only had time to snap a quick picture before it was completely gone! Best of all, it was SO easy to make and SO delicious!

Homemade Dole Whip

Dole Whip at Home


  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 cup milk {I used coconut milk!}
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar of choice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  • - Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
  • - Pour into a Ziploc bag and then freeze for 20 minutes.
  • - Before serving, set out your cups and then cut off a corner of the bag to pour like soft-serve.
  • - Enjoy!

One of my favorite things about Disney is the FOOD! I think my favorite is tied between the Schoolbread and the Dole Whips! What’s your favorite Disney treat?


Entertainment Checklist for Summer Travels with Kids #DisneyMoviesAnywhere



This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Disney Movies Anywhere blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

We’ve been traveling with my son since he was a baby. Since my husband doesn’t do flying, we travel everywhere by car. My son has gotten used to our road trips but only because I’ve learned to be prepared with plenty of entertainment. From a 4 hour road trip to visit relatives in Kentucky to our annual 16 hour road trip to Walt Disney World, I make sure that my kids are bored at all. Check out my entertainment checklist and tips for traveling this summer with kids!

Entertainment Checklist for Traveling with Kids

Tips for Traveling with Kids this Summer

Visit the Library

Before any road trip, we always visit the library. I’ll let my son pick out 10-15 books that he has never read before. Then, I’ll put them in a reusable bag and he’s not allowed to look at the books until we are on the road. When he starts to get antsy, I’ll hand him a new book and it will keep him occupied for some time.

Pack Snacks and Drinks

It never fails – we will be a few hours into our road trip and one of the kids will want a drink or a snack. I make sure to pack our small soft cooler with juice boxes, milk, sliced fruit and other snacks like graham crackers and Goldfish. This way, you have easy access to hand the kids snacks and you’re saving money by not paying those high prices at gas stations.

Create an Entertainment Checklist

Kids can get bored easily, so I always make sure to have plenty of stuff to keep them occupied and entertained in the car. Here are some of my favorite must-have items on our Entertainment Checklist!

Entertainment Checklist for Summer Traveling with Kids


1. Mickey Mouse Toon Car Road Trip Book – The perfect book for younger kids headed out on a road trip! It’s an interactive book that makes fun sounds and perfect for little ones.

2. Minnie Mouse Travel Play Set – If your little one wants to be just like Mom, get this fun play set! Complete with a purse, passport and “camera”, your little one will have fun in the car going through all of her belongings.

3. Mickey Mouse Travel Pillow – For long road trips, it makes a huge difference if your child is comfortable. When my son settles in to watch a movie, I like him to be comfy and happy. This Mickey Mouse Travel Pillow is so soft, I want one!

4. Disney Cars 2 Look and Find Book – Look and Find books are perfect for both older and younger kids. When you buy a book with characters your child loves, you can’t go wrong! It keeps their brain sharp while they have fun!

5. Toy Story Bingo - Bingo is a fun game to play in the car with kids. Mom or Dad {whoever isn’t driving!} can call out the characters while your little one tries to get Bingo! This Toy Story themed one makes a road trip even more fun!

6. Disney Movies Anywhere – We have a portable DVD player in our car but I an’t tell you what a pain it can be to change out the DVD’s or when your child has a meltdown that the movie stops because you had to turn off the car to get gas. We can now avoid that because we exclusively use the Disney Movies Anywhere app on our iPad and iPhones. No more having your child pick out only 5 DVD’s for the trip or leaving them at your destination {this happened to us once and we were devastated to lose Disney movies that were in the vault!} because now you can have all of your Disney movies with you at all times!

No more carrying around DVD cases….now everything is on your Disney Movies Anywhere App!

Disney Movies


The Disney Movies Anywhere App is easy to use. I downloaded the app, signed up and connected it to my iTunes account and then I was able to start streaming Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies right to my iOS device. Plus, when you register and connect your account, you get a FREE copy of Pixar’s The Incredibles! If you’re on the road and don’t have service, you can even download the movies to your device for offline viewing.

We always get each Disney movie on Blu-ray/DVD as soon as it comes out. They all come with a digital download code and you can take that code and redeem them in the Disney Movies Anywhere App. If you choose to just download your movies from the app, you’ll still earn Disney Movie Rewards and parents can feel secure as each purchase goes into a virtual locker with parental controls!

You can even access exclusive Disney content for free! Before even starting to watch a movie, my son explores the app to find new things to watch. There’s original programming, never-before-seen videos, fun facts about your favorite movies and more!

Pixar Summer Movies to Go

To celebrate the launch of the Disney Movies Anywhere App, a new Pixar movie will be released each week at the special price of $14.99! Movies are regularly $19.99, so this is a great deal for a limited time! This week, Toy Story 2 was released which is one of my son’s favorite movies! Check out these 8 Awesome Facts about Toy Story 2 and then download the movie for only $14.99!

With lots of travel coming up this summer including a trip to Walt Disney World, we will be set when it comes to entertainment in the car for the kids! How do you keep kids entertained in the car?

17 Minute Exclusive Peek at Guardians of the Galaxy + Collectible Poster! #GuardiansofTheGalaxyEvent



Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters on August 1st and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s got an awesome cast and it’s a Marvel movie! What could be better?! Plus, Happy Birthday to ME because on July 7th {my 30th birthday!} there will be a Guardians of the Galaxy: An IMAX 3D First Look where you’ll get a sneak peek of 17 minutes of exclusive footage.

Director James Gunn says,

“We’ve re-mastered some of our epic sequences into the IMAX 3D format, taking the scope and scale to new heights while creating a truly immersive, cinematic experience that will take you further into the Marvel Universe than ever before.”


Tickets to the July 7 Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”:  An IMAX 3D First Look are free and are available now for U.S. and Canadian screenings on a first-come, first-served basis through I just snagged two tickets for my husband and I to attend!

Fans who attend this sneak peek will also receive a limited-edition collectible Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” IMAX poster. I am in LOVE with this poster!


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Guardians of the Galaxy is in theaters on April 1st!

Disney on Ice Presents Frozen! Buy Tickets in St. Louis Now!




We always enjoying the Disney on Ice shows each year. When I heard that they were going to start touring with a Frozen show, I knew that my family would have to be there! If you’re in St. Louis, tickets are on sale now!


Disney on Ice Presents Frozen

Disney On Ice presents Frozen visits St. Louis from February 26 to March 1 for eight performances at Scottrade Center.

The Academy Award®winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic of two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa.  Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers.  Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear.  Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

Disney on Ice Frozen Anna and Elsa Picture

In Disney On Ice presents Frozen, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all.

To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa.  Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating.

Disney on Ice Frozen Anna and Elsa

Disney on Ice Presents Frozen St. Louis Schedule

Venue: Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103

Date and Time of Performances:

Feb. 26 – 7pm

Feb. 27 – 10:30am/7pm

Feb. 28 – 11am/3pm/7pm

March 1 – 11am

Tickets start at:  $15

To order tickets by phone:  1-800-745-3000 To order tickets  

Not in St. Louis? Visit the Disney on Ice website to see if the show is coming near you!