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...]

General Mills Brings The Minions To Your Cereal Box! #Minions @GeneralMills #Giveaway #Ad

    As you all know, my family and I had the opportunity to head to New York City to see the advanced screening of the Minions movie.  You can read all about our adventures HERE!  Not only did we enjoy the film immensely, but we are now obsessed with collecting Minions memorabilia and collectibles.     In the nick of time for their new movie to take the summer box office, General Mills has partnered with the Minions to offer exclusive Minions Buddies in specially marked boxes of General Mills cereals!    General Mills is wants to continue to connect their fans with what they love.  Nestled inside each box, you will find one of six select Minions Buddies about to hit the big screen.     Minions aficionados and cereal fans can both collect all six Buddies in each participating brand of General Mills cereals, including Honey Nut Cheerios, Banana Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reese's Puffs, Trix and Golden Grahams.      These specially marked boxes of Big G cereals … [Read more...]

This July, Go Back To Where It All Began… #Minions @Minions #Ad

    This past week, my family and I had the opportunity to attend the advanced screening of the Minions movie here in New York City.  We were all very excited because we have always loved these funny characters and were curious to see what a movie dedicated entirely to their story would be like.    Many of the coming attractions promised that it would be a hilarious and entertaining film and it certainly did not disappoint.  All of us were laughing from the beginning to the end of the movie and it really did give us a broader perspective into who the Minions actually are and where they originate from.    The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions commences at the dawn of time.  Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, the Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable and ill-reputed of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to … [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...]

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With A Fun Salsa Recipe! #CincoDeMinion #DespicableMeDos

*I did not receive any compensation for this post and all opinions are 100% mine.    Any Cinco de Mayo celebration would be incomplete without delectable food that friends and families alike can share as part of their gatherings and celebrations.  To celebrate the release of the animated film Despicable Me 2, which debuts in theaters on July 3, 2013, Chef Isa Souza has created the "Cinco de Minion" salsa recipe.“Cinco de Minion" salsa recipe: Ingredients: 3 yellow bell peppers (2 chopped and reserve the 3rd to serve) 1 small onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, diced 2 tablespoons of sour cream 2 teaspoons of salt 3 tablespoons of olive oil ½ teaspoon of ground cumin ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper Preparation: Heat a medium-sized pan at high temperature.  Add the olive oil, followed by the garlic and onion, stirring constantly.Add yellow bell pepper. Reduce the temperature and season with salt, pepper and cumin. Mix well and let it cook for about 15 minutes on … [Read more...]