Showing posts from June, 2013

RMHC - Day Of Change

You may think, “It’s just one penny.” or “How much can one person really help?” but when pennies, nickels and dimes add up it can help change the lives of families and help children heal with the support of RMHC.On July 1, 2013, RMHC and its local Chapters once again invite you to join us for the RMHC Day of Change - to stop into your local participating McDonald's restaurant and drop your small change into a RMHC Donation Box. Help us make a big impact on the 7 million children and families served by RMHC annually.
Spread the word, tell your friends and family, make sure to get a group together to celebrate the Day of Change ar your local McDonald's. Coin by coin, dollar by dollar, your change will add up to make big change when dropped into a RMHC Donation Box on July 1. © McDonald's Corporation

Monsters University Hidden Gems!

Fans of Disney*Pixar’s feature films love to scour the screen in search of the Hidden Gems the filmmakers sneak into each film: WALL•E’s explorations uncover a Mike Wazowski antenna ball, paying homage to Monsters, Inc., and in Up, the classic Luxo Jr. ball can be seen in the girl’s bedroom as Carl Fredricksen’s house flies by her window. Disney*Pixar’s MONSTERS UNIVERSITY features a few such gems, three of which are revealed here:

A113 – The School of Scaring classroom number is A113, which refers to the former classroom of John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton at CalArts. The number makes an appearance in every Pixar feature film.

Pizza Planet – The Pizza Planet truck is in the driveway of the JOX fraternity house when Mike is riding Archie the Scare Pig down Greek Row. The Pizza Planet truck, which first made an appearance in "Toy Story," has made a cameo in nearly every Pixar feature film.

Luxo – The Pixar Luxo ball is in graffiti on the wall behind Clair…

{Friday Sneak Peek} Smurfs 2 - Opens July 31st

In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world¹s greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue? Returning cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry as Smurfette and Hank Azar…

{Review} Cascade Platinum Pacs Scrubs Away Stuck-On Food!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for 

Do you dread washing dishes? Are your plates and glassware speckled with water spots and streaks? Countless times I have purchased dish washer detergent, run a full cycle, and then find out that my dishes still aren't clean and have lost their sparkle and shine. The idea of then washing the dishes by hand, just makes me want to imagine that the dirty dishes will wash themselves! There has to be a better way!

There is a solution, and its found in Cascade Platinum Pacs! Cascade is so powerful, it helps your dish washer stay sparkling! It has a triple action formula, that helps prevent residue on your dishes, and even filming on your machine. Cascade Platinum scrubs away tough 24 hour stuck-on food, eliminates the need to pre-wash dishes, and has the Grease Fighting Power of Dawn! 

My family and I enjo…

Wordless Wednesday - Weathered


The Lone Ranger - Opens Next Week, on July 3rd!

I am so excited to be heading to an advance screening of The Lone Ranger, tomorrow! There are so many reasons to love this film...but I will give you two! Can you say Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter? I just love them both, and cannot wait to see them in a film together!

The Lone Ranger, is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed a man of the law, into a legend of justice! Unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption!

Are you as excited as I am to see this film? It opens nation wide, next week, on July 3rd!

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20th Anniversary of the Sandlot & TASK Field Dedication #CardsCare #TASK #STLSandLot

Thanks to Cardinals Care, FOX Sports Midwest, 20th Century FOX Home Entertainment, and the 20th Anniversary of the "Sandlot" a field was dedicated to some very special children in Fenton, Missouri. It was a morning I will never forget as Fredbird, the Fox Midwest Girls, and the staff of TASK all rallied around the children who were just smiling from ear to ear in anticipation of playing on the new baseball field! 

David Mickey Evans (the Director) and Patrick Renna (Ham Porter), explained to those in attendance that the Sandlot was more than a baseball movie, it was a movie about friendship! Take a group of misfits, clean up an open lot, and all you need is a's where the real lessons in life were learned. The amazing thing about the "Sandlot," is that baseball was inclusive and allowed a kid with zero talent, to become legendary!

"Your killing me Smalls," and "Play ball,"were quoted as Pat Renna played with his team. The score didn&#…

Monsters University Releases in Theaters TODAY!

I was invited to see Monsters University, on Tuesday, at an advance screening, and loved it! There are so many great things to share with you, I will try to contain my excitement as I write!  Make sure you are there with plenty of time for the previews, as you will be treated to an extended clip for Planes, a preview of Frozen, and the big release of the Blue Umbrella!

I thought the Pixar Short Film, Blue Umbrella, was artfully done, and was a feast for the eyes! The tale was unexpected, as every day objects draw you into the story and you cannot help but cheer for the Blue Umbrella, on his quest for love. (Look for the rain gutter, he was my favorite in this amazing short film.)

Monsters University, blew me away! It was beyond what I had hoped for, as I write this I cannot wait to take my 6 year old! He has asked what my favorite part was, and there are just too many, to select just one favorite scene  I promise I will not reveal any spoilers, so that you can enjoy the film just as muc…

{Friday Sneak Peek} Frozen

Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearlessoptimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring music from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”).

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Lone Ranger Ride For Justice #LRRideforJustice

In support of Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” releasing in U.S. theaters on July 3, Disney kicked-off of The Lone Ranger Ride for Justice Tour in New York City's Union Square on June 12th. Life-size statues of the Lone Ranger and Tonto appeared atop an iconic building on 18th Street in Union Square. Fans gathered for a meet-up in Bryant Park and participated in a hunt to find the statues and were given Lone Ranger prizes and screening passes.
The tour continues across the country ending in L.A., just in time for the movie's opening on July 3rd.  The Lone Ranger and Tonto will be gracing rooftops, mountaintops and famous landmarks along the way, only staying long enough in each city to be discovered by the locals before they continue their ride westward to Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, St. Louis, New Orleans, Denver, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Hol…

Wordless Wednesday - Ted Drewes Frozen Custard #StLouis


Heading to the Advance Screening of Monsters University!

Very excited to see Monsters University tonight! Have you registered yet, to attend MU?
Monsters University is a Disney Pixar Film which arrives in theaters June 21st! You can create our own monster and school identification here: (

Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer.  The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
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Color Your World - Blog Squad Challenge #ColorYourWorld #BarelyThere

I was challenged by Barely There® to shop at Kohl's and "Color Your World," by finding a summer outfit that would best complement the pink Barely There® Custom FlexFit®Bandini™!  Are you kidding me? Of course I would love to shop on behalf of Barely There®, and take pictures! 
I found a great pair of pink mesh Rock & Republic Peep-Toe Platform High Heels, to complement my Barely There® Custom FlexFit® Bandini™ in this amazing new bright color. I paired the look with a white HeartSoul Lace Back Top, and my favorite pair of skinny jeans! Just a few accessories from Kohl’s, like a silver cuff, and I was ready to head out for a day with the girls! I am ready for the summer, as my Barely There Custom FlexFit® Bandini™ is seamless, tagless, is great for layering, and has convertible straps to match any of my looks!
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Happy Fathers Day! Love Mike & Sulley of Monsters University