Thursday, March 26, 2015

Giveaway: $50 Fandango Gift Card! is our favorite site for getting all the 411 on upcoming films and purchasing our movie tickets. To be honest, Fandango has spoiled us! I honestly don't remember the last time we walked up to a theater box office to purchase tickets. With Fandango, I can select the movie, the theater, the show time and our seats from the comfort of my laptop or smart phone. 

With so many great movies getting ready to hit theaters, like DreamWorks HOME, I want to offer one of my lucky readers a chance to win a $50 Fandango Gift Card so that you too can utilize and enjoy all of the perks of purchasing your movie tickets with Fandango!

To WIN just complete the steps below and leave your email info in my comments section. A winner will be selected at random.

Don't forget to tag your family movie moment tweets and photos with #FandangoFamily to share them on the Fandango Family Media Wall!!!
Disclosure: As a Fandango Family Blogger I was offered a gift card in order to facilitate this giveaway. All opinions are my own!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fandango Family: HOME in Theaters this Friday!

The much anticipated DreamWorks film, HOME, is headed to theaters this Friday, March 27th and I've got a couple fun ideas to help get your little ones ready for an out-of-this-world adventure!

Home is about an overly confident alien race called Boov, taking over Earth in search of a new place to call Home. As Earth's inhabitants are being relocated, a young, resourceful girl named Tip, escapes capture and finds herself with an accidental accomplice...Oh! These 2 fugitives stumble upon the adventure of a lifetime in this hilariously funny and warm family film.

My kids love a good donut and it was super easy making these HOME themed donuts and surprising them after school! I picked up 3 jelly filled donuts from my local donut shop and covered them in orange frosting. All that was missing was the swirl and with a little black cake gel we were good to go. They were so excited to see the donuts, but the real fun happened when we cut the donuts in half and purple jelly appeared...nailed it!


Jelly Filled Donuts
Orange Frosting (add 3 drops of yellow food coloring and 3 drops of red food coloring to white frosting)
Black Cake Gel

The kids had to have something fun to drink with their OH-nuts so I whipped up a batch of BOOV Brew and they literally jumped out of their seats!

BOOV Brew:

Grape Juice
Orange Slices

I think our little HOME celebration was a huge success and now my kids are more excited than ever to see HOME in theaters this Friday!

Be sure to visit for more fun recipes inspired by DreamWorks HOME like these Oh-So-Awesome Cookies:

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Disclosure: As a Fandango Family Blogger, I received compensation from Fandango for my time and participation in the Fandango Family Digital Network. Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions remain my own!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Giveaway: Spring Into Fun with LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin!

Spring Break is just around the corner and there is no better time for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to release a new LEGO Ninjago title for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. Available TODAY is LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin bringing to life the story of LEGO Ninjago: Masters if Spinjitzu.

In this title, Ronin, along with his army of dark samurai, is on a mission to steal the Ninjas’ memories using an ancient and powerful weapon called the Obsidian Glaive. Players will battle foes while exploring a mysterious new island, as well as iconic locations from the TV series, including the Ice Temple, the Toxic Bogs, Chen’s Island and the mountain village of Spinjago, where the Ninjas train in the art of Spinjitzu. Using their Spinjitzu abilities, players can unleash each Ninja’s unique elemental power to deal with bad guys and solve puzzles. The Ninjas can even team up to create the fabled multi-elemental Tornado of Creation.

I'm offering one lucky reader their very own copy of LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin for either the Nintendo 3DS or the PlayStation Vita. Just complete the steps below and leave your email info in my comments section.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was offered a sample copy of this title in order to facilitate my review. These are just my two cents!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easter at The Lakes!

It's that time of year again! Time to color those eggs and take your photo with the Easter Bunny! Next month, The Lakes in Thousand Oaks is hosting their annual Easter Egg-stravaganza and you don't want to miss it!

Hope to see you there!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run Giveaway!

Endless runner app inspired by The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, in theaters NOW

Bikini Bottom fans can venture off the beaten path with the all-new SpongeBob SquarePants game, SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run. This app is an endless runner mobile game available now for iOS and Android and coming soon to Amazon app stores. 

In the app, SpongeBob and Plankton are racing to find the lost Krabby Patty formula in 3 seaworthy locations including Bikini Bottom, Apocalyptic Bikini Bottom and a real-world beach.  When he is not running, SpongeBob is flying past obstacles with Plankton’s jetpack, floating in a bubble through a coral forest, racing through Bikini Bottom in the Patty Wagon, or has Plankton jumping through his surreal imagination.  When the running gets tough, SpongeBob gets heroic as he transforms into Super SpongeBob.  The new upgrade allows SpongeBob to knock through any obstacle in his way without risk.


  • Customize SpongeBob with unique costumes like Caveman and Pirate
  • Run through iconic locations including Bikini Bottom, Apocalyptic Bikini Bottom and on a beach
  • Power up with Plankton using shields and magnets
  • Become Super SpongeBob and knock everything out of SpongeBob’s path
  • Hilarious dialog between SpongeBob and his arch-rival Plankton
  • Compare distance and scores after your run with other players
  • Custom animation and voice-overs with SpongeBob and Plankton created just for the game
I'm giving away a FREE Downloadable Code for SpongeBob fans to enjoy this new app. To WIN just complete the steps below and leave your email info in my comments section.
Good Luck!

This Giveaway is now CLOSED!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spoil Your Valentine With!

Valentine's Day is around the corner and has just what you need to spoil your special Valentine. Nothing says "I Love You" better than a mountain of sweet treats. has a fresh batch of 2015 Valentine’s Day gifts and at the top of that batch is this gorgeous From The Heart Tower!

Feast your eyes and taste buds on this tower of goodness that features four beautiful boxes overflowing with delicious chocolate truffles, gourmet chocolate covered fruits, crunchy and creamy yogurt-covered pretzels, hand-crafted popcorn and so much more.

From The Heart Tower includes the following:

(6) Lindt Truffles - Assorted Flavors - Shells of exquisitely smooth, slow-melting chocolate that are filled with creamy truffle centers.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries by Marich - 2.3 oz. - Sweet dried strawberries that are coated in rich chocolate and covered in a shell of strawberry candy.
Chocolate Covered Blueberries by Marich - 2.1 oz. - Natural dried blueberries covered in rich dark chocolate and smooth blueberry white chocolate.
Chocolate Covered Cherries by Annalie's Chocolates - 4 oz. - Sweet and tangy cherries smothered in creamy milk chocolate.
Tangy Wild Strawberries by - 8 oz. - Bright and sweet strawberry flavored gummy candy.
Yogurt Covered Pretzels by Auntie Trudies - 6 oz. - Crisp pretzels dipped in silky white yogurt. Salty and sweet and perfect to eat!
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Kettle Corn by - 1.4 oz. - Gourmet kettle corn coated in fresh cinnamon dust and sweet brown sugar.
Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper Kettle Corn by - 1.4 oz. - Freshly popped kettle corn powdered with gourmet sea salt and tangy black pepper. Sweet and spicy!

This amazing gift is sure to please that special someone in your life. Order your Gift Baskets now to ensure delivery by February 14th!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was offered sample product in order to facilitate my review. These are just my two cents!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Microsoft Store and Girl Scouts Unite!

Microsoft Store in Westfield Topanga Mall is teaming up with Girl Scouts to help girls earn their Digital Movie Maker badge through a workshop available this month at Microsoft Store:

Only 25 spots are available so make sure you register before February 11th!