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Tote your New Year to being organized

Happy New Year to you! Perhaps January should be name organizational month, maybe it already is, I don't know, sounds like a google moment.  Storage totes are stacked high in my basement, full of holiday decorations, old photographs, the kids artwork, keepsakes, and mementos. My husband says the same thing every time we happen to be in the basement at the same time. "I don't care how much stuff you have just get it in a tote. Totes, bins, or containers do lend a hand in neatness. Last year after Christmas I sorted, clean out, and label in detail my Christmas totes. I guess not good enough because I never  unpacked my snow flake decorations I put on the dining room chandelier or the kids stockings. I had a a few stockings I used for decoration so I used those for the kids this year. I'd rather not buy any more totes, because that means I bought more stuff. Or maybe it means I am more organized, yeah, it's that one, more organized. Here is a view from my shopping car

Disney's Sofia will be in Christmas Day Parade

The parades on Thanksgiving and Christmas are so fun!  We are usually traveling during those times to relatives, but I tune in until we have to load up the car. The Christmas Day parade is the best! It's so much fun to have the parade on the television, the kitchen full of people cooking and the kids opening their gifts. The Sofia The First character will make her Disney Parks debut in the 29th Annual "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" airing nationwide on Christmas Day, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., ET; check local listings) on the ABC Television Network. It was also recently announced that Sofia will be joining the Disney Junior – Live on Stage! show at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney California Adventure in early 2013! Disney's first little girl princess, Sofia was introduced in the music-filled animated television movie "Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess" which debuted on November 18, 2012 and became the #1 cable telecast

Cirque Eloize ID comes to the Kimmel Center

Les Miserables Movie Review

A few days ago I was at the screening for this film. It is so good. Excellent I might add. It's a full of emotion, pain, suffering, love, death, and romance and humbling. The audience cheered and cried during the showing. I don't think anyone moved from their seat the entire time. No popcorn or bathroom runs. It was captivating beyond words. It opens Christmas Day in theaters.  Make a date this week to see it!  Honestly, I was invited to see this movie for the review and I'd pay to see it again. It's that incredibly awesome. The cast is so talented, the singing is wonderful, and the settings are so real like. It's truly an experience as stated in the synopsis below.  Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by The King’s Speech’s Academy Award®-winning direc

Why I am number 2 on the Christmas Tree

In the house I grew up in, decorating the tree was done as close to Christmas Day as possible. We did not decorate the tree until then because that is closest to Jesus's birthday. The celebration is Christmas Day and the days after that-like in the song the Twelve Days of Christmas. My brother, sister and I have our own box of ornaments. Each ornament is marked with a square of masking tape on the back with a number on it. I was number 2 since I was the second born. We were responsible for putting our ornaments on the tree the day before Christmas. Then we would go to the late service at church. When we came home from church it was past midnight and we were tired, but the tree looked so lovely now decorated and lights twinkling. Off to bed we would go dreaming of presents, and the wonderful smells of Christmas dinner filling the house early in the morning. When each of us got married, we were given our box or ornaments to take to our new home. I've started the same thing with m

Monsters Inc., 3D new photos from opening night and Featurette just out!

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Monster, Inc 3D opens this Wednesday in theaters!

Monsters, Inc.,” one of Disney•Pixar’s most beloved and visually imaginative feature films ever, returns to the big screen to delight a whole new generation of audiences and fans alike, this time in stunning 3D. The now-classic Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure “Monsters, Inc.” is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children—and at Monsters, Inc., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources. Believed by monsters to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis. But when a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career i

Share your Sticky Situations Stories and enter them in WET ONES Contest

My kids can spend hours playing with Playdoh, I admit I like to make shapes and join in on the fun with them.  We have had one to many clumps of Playdoh end up mashed into the carpet. I came up with the idea of using a "splat mat" (that was really for use under a high chair) and spreading that out on the kitchen floor for them to keep the playdoh off the carpet.  Perhaps a heavy duty shower curtain might work well also, we even used an old Twister Mat for more play space. When it comes to markers, go with the washable ones. We had a section of the wall in our living room my kids thought would be a perfect "canvas" for their art work. It was colorful, but did not look to attractive to guest I'm sure!  I was able to wipe it off now and then, but eventually had to repaint the wall. I did explain to them not to write on the wall, but you know when you aren't looking, they're going to do it. It's OK to let them be creative, but on paper would be better, r

Radio Disney is celebrating Noon Year's Eve! Come Join the FUN!

RADIO DISNEY RINGS IN 2013 ACROSS THE NATION WITH ANNUAL "NOON YEAR'S EVE"EVENTS FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES ON DECEMBER 31         Events in Philadelphia, Boston, Phoenix and Miami Offer Chance to Enter "The Chevrolet presents: Family Ride of a Lifetime Sweepstakes" Giving One Family a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, Trip for Six to Walt Disney World Resort, and Signed Justin Bieber Guitar and Concert Tickets   Radio Disney, the #1 radio network for kids, tweens, and families, rings in the New Year with its annual "Noon Year's Eve" events for kids and families on December 31. The popular events, taking place in over 20 markets, will welcome kids and families to their favorite locations including local zoos, museums and shopping centers for family-friendly celebrations that give kids the opportunity to have all the fun of New Year's Eve before their bedtime.    Hosted by Radio Disney's local stations, the "Noon Year's Eve" events will

Cobie Caillat "We Both Know" featuring Gavin DeGraw

Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw team up for the film "Safe Haven" “We Both Know” available now on iTunes® Stream "We Both Know" here Click here to view the lyric video for “We Both Know” Relativity Music Group and Republic Records’ original track “We Both Know,” performed by two-time Grammy® Award-winner Colbie Caillat and multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw for Relativity’s upcoming Safe Haven, is now available on iTunes®    Written for the film by DeGraw & Caillat, ”We Both Know” was produced by Dan Wilson--the Grammy®-winning songwriter from the band Semisonic--and will also appear on the soundtrack, to be released by Relativity Music Group and Republic Records in February 2013. In theatres Valentine’s Day 2013, Safe Haven is directed by Oscar®-nominee Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules) and based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks from a screenplay by Dana Stevens and Gage Lansky. The film stars Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Life As We

Review of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Opens in theaters today!

Tuesday night I went to the  screening of: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Whoo Hoo! The boook-Hobbit was written in 1937 by J.R.R.Tolkien, and now you can watch it in theaters starting today. My oldest daughter came along with me to the movie. We watched the film in IMAX 3D with these cool glasses, and it was spectacular!!!     The beginning of the film is very fast paced with battles and such. I was glad to get to the scene of  hobbit's house where Baggins lives in comfort and plenty.  The whole time I was watching the film I kept watching for good to triumph over bad. I think that is why we watch movies-to see the good win in the end. I was amazed at the costumes, characters, scenes, and animals. It's incredible. I have no doubt this film will be packed this weekend. It opens today in theaters! The film shows Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as an older man, then he begins to tell his story to Frodo (Elijah wood). It's a flashback to when wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) 

Giveaway of NetZero 4G HotSpot is the Coolest Spot and you could win one!!!

NetZero Mobile Broadband is a great device for Internet on the go. This little black cube uses the latest 4G cellular networks to provide Internet access in major cities across the country. The Philadelphia metro are has rock solid signal strength and I’m enjoying this from the day I opened the box. My husband took NetZero all the way across the country on his last business trip and had great success using the device The Netzero device comes charged and ready to go. It's like having your own private Internet access point, just turn it on, and connect your wireless device to start surfing or downloading. Various data plans are available and you can take advantage of reliable and instant access to Internet at the fastest speed available. There are  two plans available: Light speed or Warpspeed ( either are way faster than my home network with the kids on it ). At Lightspeed the device is plenty fast enough for email and most video websites, if you want to strea

Help Booskerdoo Coffee Company help out their local Fire Company

How's that cup of coffee tasting these days?   Ready to try out a coffee company that uses the earth's finest beans, roasts them, packages them and ships them out within 24 hours. That's fresh. The aroma is unbelievably awesome. Fresher than Fresh I'd say. The coffee company I am writing about is called Booskerdoo Fresh Roasted Coffee Company. It's located in New Jersey, which is also the same state I reside in. Along with quality and freshness in their coffee, Booskerdoo is committed to their community and customers. Booskerdoo Flagship store in located in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey. Monmouth Beach was impacted by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Homes and business were devastated and the clean up is ongoing. Booskerdoo Coffee was able to reopen it's doors soon after the storm because of the dedication of their local first responders.  The area is still in need or rebuilding and shop owners are working hard to let customers shop again.  My daughter goes to col