Janice - Celebrating Family

The Nut Job 2

I was surprised when I heard a sequel to The Nut Job was being released. I’ll be honest, I did not like the first movie much. Contrarily, my daughter was “nuts” about the movie (sorry, I couldn’t resist). When she heard about The Nut Job 2, she was very excited and was happily looking forward […]

All Saints (Movie Preview)

The upcoming movie All Saints is based on the inspiring true story of Michael Spurlock, a salesman turned pastor, the small church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. In a time of crisis and uncertainty, hope keeps them going as they work together on an unlikely plan to […]

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I know what you are thinking. Spider-Man has been done, and done again so why should you go see this latest iteration? You should see this movie because this Spider-Man is unique. Not only because it is the result of a partnership between Disney and Sony, but because it is an entirely new take on the character […]

Summer Reading List – Books For Your Tweens and Teens

Even though my children are now both in the tweens and teens categories, I still read books to them. I will read to them until they want me to stop. I love sharing stories with them and having the opportunity to talk about the lessons in these books. We have shared many classics and modern […]

Patriotic Flag Pin Craft in Honor of #USOCarePacks

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #USOCarePacks #CollectiveBias There are many opportunities throughout the year for the community to show its love and appreciation for the troops. We are directly and indirectly reminded of their sacrifices on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, […]

Cars 3

The Cars franchise has grown tremendously since the first movie raced onto the scene in 2006. Lightening McQueen is a household name and Cars Land is a dream destination for kids everywhere. The Cars movies appeal to racing fans and non-racing fans alike. But Cars 3 is not just another racing movie. In fact, I would […]

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid

I recently had the opportunity to drive a 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid and I was quite excited to test it out on our family road trip. I have driven hybrids on road trips in the past and found the gas savings amazing. Toyota adds a little pizzazz on their hybrid models which makes the experience […]

Megan Leavey (Movie Review)

We have all watched personal accounts of war experiences shared on the big screen. These movies always move us and often leave us feeling a little shell-shocked. Megan Leavey is a war movie that is unlike most of the war movies you have seen. It is based on the story of a real-life Marine who […]

2017 Arizona Diamondbacks Promotions

  The 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks Season is in full swing! The Dbacks know how to treat fans and there is always a fun promotion going on. Bookmark this page to keep up to date on specials and promotions from your Arizona Diamondbacks. And don’t forget to read my post on how to have a fun and […]

5 Gourmet Popcorn Recipes for Family Movie Night

Movies and popcorn go together like, well, movies and popcorn. It’s one of those relationships that just seems natural. I will eat popcorn almost any way you can make it. I like it smothered in butter, plain from an air popper, or salted, but sometimes I like to get a little fancy with this high fiber […]

Universal Studios Hollywood: Tips and Must-Dos for the Movie Lover’s Theme Park

I love movies. If you know me, you know that I quote movies (and TV shows) a little too often. I am not sure where this love started. Maybe it was with my earliest movie memories (E.T., Cloak and Dagger, Smokey and the Bandit). Most likely it was during my first visit to Universal Studios […]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

  I love road trips and I grew up in a family that loved road trips. My memories of these trips are full of singing, snacking, game playing, and memory-making. Of course, we should all be thankful that time sums up events and leaves us with a general picture because if I time-traveled back to […]