Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hand Puppets #FandangoFamily @Fandango #Giveaway #Ad

    Although I have always been a movie buff, it takes a special film to get me really excited and make me want to go see it on its opening weekend.  Star Wars: The Force Awakens has me literally on the edge of my seat in anticipation.  So much so, that I have already purchased tickets in advance for my entire family the weekend that it debuts in theaters in December.  Let me tell you, that is the first time that I have bought movie tickets that far in advance!     This movie is special for me because of the nostalgia involved in watching the original Star Wars movies when I was a kid with my siblings.  I have nothing but great memories of the three of us being glued to the big screen watching some of our favorite characters like Han Solo, Princess Leah, Yoda and Chewbacca on their intergalactic adventures.       In this continuation of the epic space opera saga, a downed stormtrooper goes on a journey reconnecting him with … [Read more...]

DIY Minions Sugar Cookies Decorating #FandangoFamily @Fandango $50 GC #Giveaway #Ad

    We first met the Minions when we watched the debut of Despicable Me a few years ago.  They were the servants of the villain Gru and their loyalty and dedication to him never faltered.  This summer, we learn about their origins and the backstory about how they came to be the sidekicks of such an infamous super villain in the new Minions movie.     Narrated by Geoffrey Rush, we learn how the Minions evolved over the centuries throughout their quest for new evil masters to serve.  Along the way, they encounter notable historical figures and find themselves in comical situations that we have come to expect from them since we met them years ago.     As a result of their new movie, adorable Minions-inspired DIY crafts and recipes have begun to pop up all over the place.  My contribution to the new Minions craze are these delicious Minions Sugar Cookies.  They are the perfect snack for enjoying after school or for serving at … [Read more...]

Honor Your Favorite Hero This Father’s Day! #FandangoFamily @Fandango #Giveaway #Ad

    This past week, I spoke to my boys about what we are going to do to for my husband this Father's Day.  They always get excited when we plan surprises for their dad because they are both very close to him.  Also, they realize how much he sacrifices every single day to make sure they enjoy the very best that life has to offer.  Immediately, they told me that they definitely wanted to make cards for him and we brainstormed ideas for themes that we could follow in order to decorate these cards.     My nine year-old son said that many superheroes save the world and never quit just like the Avengers.  He then went on to say, "Daddy is my superhero because he never quits on me no matter what and he always saves the day when something is wrong."     I was so deeply touched by his words that I decided right then that we would make Father's Day cards using the new film, Avengers: Age of Ultron as inspiration for these cards.  Since this is the ultimate superhero movie, it is perfect … [Read more...]

Take An Intergalactic Road Trip With Fandango! #FandangoFamily @Fandango #Partner

    As a member of the Fandango Family, we have the opportunity to watch awesome movies together all of the time.  It's so easy to watch trailers, read reviews, find movie show times, and buy movie tickets in advance.     Let me tell you, my son is so excited about the premiere of the Dreamworks new animated feature Home this Friday, March 27th.  We had the chance to watch the trailer for it the last time we went to the movies and he immediately turned to me and said, "Mommy, I want to see that movie!"      I have to admit, watching the unlikely friendship blossom between the human girl, Tip and the banished Boov, Oh,  really warmed my heart too.  Their adventures as Oh searches for a new place to live promises to make for a perfect family film.  I also love that it teaches our sons lessons about tolerance and accepting others for who they are.     To celebrate this interplanetary connection, I am going to share a delicious cookie recipe with all of you.  After all, what could be … [Read more...]

Make Minions Digital Greeting Card! $25 @Fandango GC #Giveaway! (4 Winners) #FandangoFamily #Ad

    I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season.  Today I took advantage of doing some last-minute gift shopping because I find myself falling way behind on that this year.  Luckily, there are still some great offers online and most stores are offering free shipping with guaranteed Christmas delivery so it looks like I'm going to make it after all.     One of my favorite gifts to give during the holidays are Fandango gift cards.  They are perfect for giving to all of the people on my list because they can be used to see such a huge variety of movies.  This is especially true for the tweens and teens in our family who like to plan their own outings without the interference of adults.  Fandango makes it easy for them to plan to see the films that they want to see with their friends.     Unfortunately, I also haven't had time to send out Christmas cards this season either.  Luckily,  Fandango has launched a customizable Minions Holiday video and digital greeting card maker! This … [Read more...]

Making Family Memories With Fandango! #FandangoFamily @Fandango #Sponsored

    Going to the movies as a family is something that we love to do.  Not only are we all huge movie buffs, but we also love to spend time together making memories.  Recently, we planned one of these treasured outings to see Big Hero 6 with the kids.  My husband and I knew that this would be the perfect film to go see with our boys because it features a lovable robot named Baymax that performs some heroic acts with his group of friends.     One of my favorite things is seeing my sons' reactions when we are watching movies.  During Big Hero 6, they were sitting up on the edge of their seats as Hiro Hamada and Baymax band together with their techie friends to save San Fransokyo from the evil plot that threatens the entire city and its inhabitants.     I especially loved the messages of friendship that the film portrayed.  After all, Baymax was designed to take care of people and he never faltered from his responsibilities as a friend and protector.  He immediately became my sons' … [Read more...]