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{Friday Sneak Peek} Big Disney News! Reminds Me Of My Childhood!

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When I was a small girl, my grandmother would read a book to me each night when I spent the night at her house. I am so excited, to share the following press release with you, as it is one of my most loved children's books. This love now carries over with my two small boys, as the book is quickly becoming a favorite in our home too!

DISNEY’S“ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY” BEGINS PRODUCTIONFilm to Shoot Entirely in Los Angeles Area; Hits Theaters October 10, 2014.Disney has kicked off production on “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” the first live-action film adaptation of Judith Viorst’s 1972 illustrated children’s classic. The film, directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. Shooting in the Los Angeles area, with locations in the cities of Pasadena and Arcadia, the Sa…

This Holiday Weekend GO See Monsters University!

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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. Screaming with laughter and oozing with heart, Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”), produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and features music from future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and award-winning composer Randy Newman (“Monsters, Inc.,…

Wordless Wednesday - Cherishing the Last Days of Summer

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Exploring Dinos & STEM in St. Louis

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Lowes Build & Grow - El Chupacabra - #DisneyPlanes

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{Friday Sneak Peek} The Fifth Estate

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Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other …

Shrek The Musical Arrives on Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD October 15

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The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks’ Shrek The Musical, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Called a “triumph of comic imagination” (Elysa Gardner, USA Today) that “never stints on spectacle or laughs” (David Rooney, Variety), Shrek The Musical received eight 2009 Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical, winning Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tim Hatley) and received a Grammy Award® nomination for Best Musical Show Album. Featuring a fantastic score of 17 all-new songs,Shrek The Musicalwas filmed on stage to capture the magic of a Broadway performance and stars an amazing celebrated cast including Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek), Sutton Foster (Fiona), Daniel Breaker (Donkey), Christopher Sieber (Lord Farquaad), and John Tartaglia (Pinocchio). The film was shot live on Broadway with 10 cameras and directed by Michael Warren. Now you can bring the magic of Broadway to your home and get the best seat in th…

Minion Takes Flight Over St. Louis #Despicablimp

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Many Despicable Me 2 fans, across the St. Louis area reported seeing a one-eyed Minion in the sky on Tuesday. It isn't every day that a bright yellow Minion flies over the St. Louis Gateway Arch, but on Tuesday photos started popping up on social media. The Despicablimp is touring the US, as part of a promotional tour for the Despicable Me 2 movie that was released this summer.  I was so excited to be greeted by Jerry, the two-eyed Minion, when I arrived for my flight in the Despicablimp! Did you know that there are many different kinds of Minions? Jerry, is famous for saying "Whaaat?!" His spiked hair and grimace, are what sets him apart from the other Minions created by Gru.  The Despicablimp is only one of 15 airships flying in the world today. It is an A-150 blimp, at 165-feet long, 55-feet high, 46-feet wide, and is hard to miss! I was overwhelmed by the sheer size of the Despicablimp as we were led out to a grassy area in the middle of the airfield. The 8  to 12 man …

Wordless Wednesday - Survived Day Two

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{Review} Back to School with Hallmark SO SO Happy Cards™ & Pics 'n' Props: School Days Activity Kit

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Hallmark. I received product samples to facilitate my review. I received promotional items as a thank you for participating. Hallmark would love to help you create memories as you head back to school! Did you know that Hallmark has a new line of cards from SO SO Happy and a Pics 'n' Props: School Days Activity Kit? Your student would love to find a surprise in their lunch box or book bag from SO SO Happy greeting cards! Your camera can capture the excitement of the first day of school or graduation, with the new Pics 'n' Props: School Days Activity Kit.  Hallmark introduces a line of SO SO Happy cards™, party supplies and gifts aimed at encouraging love, acceptance and positivity among kids. SO SO Happy™is a lifestyle brand from Entertainment One featuring more than 80 whimsical creatures that help pre-teens embrace individuality, build self confidence, and spread kindness. The Hallmark SO SO Happy line includes more than 20 card…

Bring On 1st Grade

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Back 2 School with Walgreens Healthcare Clinic #HealthcareClinic #cbias #SocialFabric

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Did you know that Walgreens Healthcare Clinic does back to school physicals? I was concerned that registering my son for first grade would be a challenge, as we have not found a primary care physician since we have moved. I was thrilled when I stopped by my local Walgreens and found that the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic can do camp and school physicals without an appointment! 
I loved that I didn't have to show a ton of paperwork, or insurance at a reception desk. My kids and I didn't have to wait in a stuffy waiting room wondering if the doctor was on time. Within minutes of arriving, we were signed in and knew how many patients were in front of us. The process was smooth and easy to maneuver with two young children. We loved the bedside manner of the Board-certified Nurse Practitioner, as she explained everything she did prior to examining my son. As a parent, I loved that the nurse and nurse practitioner asked probing history questions, so that my son's medical history did…

First Day of First Grade

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Soar Into Theaters with Disney PLANES

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{Friday Sneak Peek} Disneynature's BEARS - New Trailer

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In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska!  Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”), “Bears” arrives in theaters Apr…