Friday, September 30, 2016

QUEEN OF KATWE is in theaters now! See the trailer here!

  • QUEEN OF KATWE
  • Rated PG
  • Opens in theaters everywhere September 30, 2016

What's the movie about?
“Queen of Katwe” is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.




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What does this back pack have to do with the Queen of Katwe? 

This: HSN is excited to partner with Soular Backpacks! For every Soular Backpack purchased, a solar-powered backpack is given to a child in Africa to help study at night. Currently, children are using kerosene lamps, which can cause health complications. Soular Backpacks use natural energy from the sun during a child’s walk home from school. 
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Do you still need more info on the movie? 

OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:
“Queen of Katwe” is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair from a screenplay by William Wheeler, “Queen of Katwe” is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, p.g.a. and John Carls, p.g.a. with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers. The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo, Oscar® winner and Tony Award®nominee Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.






For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family. Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” will open in U.S. theaters on September 23, 2016.




Monday, September 26, 2016

Retro Halloween decorations made in USA.

Do you remember the rolls and rolls of Mrs. Grossman's stickers for sale in gift shops? I don't see those for sale in any stores, perhaps I need to look at different stores, but you can order direct from Mrs. Grossman's. 

I ordered this box of 30 rolls of stickers to handout to the little cousins. They'd be fun for classroom, trick or treat, craft time or to tuck in a greeting card.


Decorate your greeting cards, treat bags, or art projects. From Mrs. Grossman's-three sheets to a pack.



             
I'm becoming a big fan of paper cut outs, they remind me of childhood, and they are easy to pack away after the holiday. You can hang these up on doors, walls, or windows. A little spooky, but just for fun. 

These are made by the Beistle Company in Pennsylvania. Look for this brand at party stores and online party stores, or Amazon. Sorry to say Beistle doesn't take orders unless you have an account with them and are a shop keeper or the like.  


Paper fan pumpkins for Halloween and Thanksgiving.
From the Beistle Company in USA.


Shop sales after Halloween for your party supplies for next year.
Check out grocery stores, drug stores, and big box stores.

Disclosure: non sponsored, non affiliate, non compensated. 
Yeah, I'm writing it because I can! 

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