Maleficent’s Elle Fanning visits Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland

Maleficent's Elle Fanning

Maleficent’s Elle Fanning visits Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland

I am sure you’ve recognized the name Fanning… yes, Elle Fanning is Dakota Fanning’s younger sister. She’s played a younger Dakota in I Am Sam (2001) and Taken (2002) but she’s ready to take on bigger roles and has quickly become successful like her older sister. She plays alongside Angelina Jolie in the upcoming Maleficent movie as Princess Aurora.

Elle stopped by Disneyland this past weekend for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference to share some footage from Maleficent. Since she plays the iconic character of Aurora, Elle took photos in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. If you’ve followed Sleeping Beauty, you know when Aurora falls into Maleficent’s grasp, it is up to Prince Philip and the Good Fairies to save her from an evil spell. Of course, we’ll have to find out more in Maleficent this May.


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Calling all Amateur Baseball Pitchers – $1 Million Prize in Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest

Million Dollar Arm

Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest

Calling all amateur baseball pitchers!

Although we just received some unwanted snow today her in Northern Missouri, my son has already started baseball practice. He has so much fun playing baseball with his team. I love being able to watch him play and enjoy the sport so much. My son isn’t a pitcher, but I was still excited to learn that Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest.

The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm, an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout. It sounds like an amazing story and definitely one I can’t wait to see on the big screen. And the fact that it stars Jon Hamm is just the icing on the cake! Mad Men is one of my absolute favorite shows so I’m anxious to see Hamm in this movie…. 

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Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway Event

Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway Event

Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway Event

Welcome to the Ultimate Baby Shower Event! We are giving away a huge grand prize package value at nearly $2,000 for baby! This is an awesome prize pack for mommy-to-be, new moms or a great gift to your favorite baby in your life! We are even giving away a crib and matching furniture for baby’s room! This event is hosted by Dixieland Mom Product & Travel Reviews and co-hosted by A Beautiful Ruckus, Budget Earth and Purple Monster Coupons!

One lucky winner will win our GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE with an approximate retail value of $1937!

Rules of the giveaway: By entering this contest, you are agreeing to all terms and conditions. This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, age 18+.  Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Other than the very first task on the Giveaway Tool, ALL other tasks are OPTIONAL, but will give you extra entries in the contest. Other than the first task which is to leave a comment, all others, including follow page rafflecopters etc, are optional, just to make that clear. Any taxes are the responsibility of the winner.  The winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond to the email or they will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be drawn. If you have any questions, please email   Participating bloggers are not responsible for shipment of prizes. This giveaway is NOT associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media site. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.

Grand Prize Package:  arv $1937.00

crib giveaway

Waverly-    Convertible Crib-arv $499… 

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Hanging out with the Celebrity Moms of ABC #ABCTVEvent

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Moms of ABC Event

Walt Disney Animation Studios building I was very excited to learn a Moms of ABC Event would be a part of my press trip to Los Angeles last month. It was an intimate cocktail party on the terrace at the Walt Disney Animation Studios building. The amazing part was that it was just us bloggers and these amazing women. We were able to speak to them one-on-one and get to know each one of them better. Although only some of them are moms in real life, they are ABC moms on their television shows. Not to brag (okay, maybe I am just a little) but here are the amazing ladies I had the opportunity to meet:

Learn more about each of these fabulous women below! … 

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Disneynature Bears Jewelry by Designer Alex Woo Giveaway

DisneyNature Bears Jewelry by Designer Alex Woo GiveawayDisneynature Bears Jewelry by Designer Alex Woo Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Disneynature Bears on April 18, we are giving away a beautiful silver necklace (retail value $198) designed by jewelry designer Alex Woo. Woo is a partner on the Disneynature films and has donated this necklace for us to give away to one lucky fan! Remember, celebrate Earth Day this year with your family and go to Disneynature Bears. We’ll have our review of the movie up this week!

Be sure you check out our Los Angeles Zoo private tour to celebrate the opening of Disneynature Bears!

Giveaway ends Friday April 18, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.  Giveaway is open to US only, ages 18 and older. Tell us how you celebrate Earth Day! Good luck everyone!… 

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