Those who may not know, I’m Canadian. Although I live in Ohio now, I’m originally from Ontario Canada and moved here to the USA about 12 years ago. That said, we’re up in Canada a lot, that’s where all of my family and friends still currently live, so I’m happy to say that my daughters not only know a lot about Canada, but also got to experience Canadian television shows that they can’t see here in the USA. All of my old childhood favorites included.
One of their favorite channels when they’re up there when they were younger (and even still true today) is Treehouse. One of the cutest shows they would watch is Toopy and Binoo. This super cute animated series is geared toward preschoolers so it’s been a while since my oldest has watched, and my youngest as well, but when they were in that age group, they just LOVED it.
Toopy (a mouse) and Binoo (a cat) is a truly cute, funny and colorful show. Binoo and Toopy are a great pair with their vivid and crazy imaginations and with Binoo only using expressions to tell his feelings and stories, Toppy (the talkative one) is the perfect friend for him. These two remind me of my own daughters, who are the same way!
Toopy and Binno inspires preschoolers ages 2 to 6 to expand their creativity while reinforcing positive values such as friendship, good manners, creative thinking, and humor. Funny in an age-appropriate way, Toopy and Binoo teaches children daily skills and encourages them to use their imaginations.
A phenomenal hit TV series in Canada, Toopy and Binoo is now available for the first time ever to US audiences exclusively on the Toopy and Binoo TV YouTube channel which features more than 100 full, five-minute episodes, each with laughs and stories the whole family will enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/user/toopyandbinootv.
Disclosure: I received Toopy and Binoo products in exchange for a post about the show. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
February 21, 2014 – 12:07 PM - | Posted in twitter party | 1 Comment »
I will admit… I am NOT a Marvel comic fan, it’s just not really my cup of tea. Hubby loves the Marvel films, and I always have to grumble and sit through them, the only one I’ve ever enjoyed was probably Iron Man but this time, I’m actually excited to see a Marvel movie! Tough to believe, but it’s not!
The Guardians of the Galaxy not only looks like a good movie to me, but I do have to tell a secret, it’s also because you can find WWE’s very own Dave Batista starring in the movie as Drax. So yes, I do have alternate motives for wanting to see this movie, but I have seen the trailer and it actually looks like a good, fun movie to see.
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
Meet some of the Characters in The Guardians of the Galaxy…..
Drax (my favorite)
February 21, 2014 – 11:27 AM - | Posted in Movies, Wrestling, WWE | No Comments »
WOOHOO!! Disney On Ice is in the area again! Even though my girls are ‘little’ kids anymore, we still REALLY enjoy going to the Disney On Ice Shows. We get to see our favorite Disney Characters and have a fun family night watching.
Disney On Ice proudly presents Let’s Celebrate at The Palace of Auburn Hills March 19-21st.
This colossal party on ice brings you all of your favorite Disney friends! You can join Mickey and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stich; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween hunt with the Disney Villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe. Come join the party when this spectacular ice show visits your hometown!
March 19-21, 2014 (Show times vary)
Use code 18MOM to purchase tickets for only $18 at Ticketmaster.com.
Valid on the $26 and $20 price levels only. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Must purchase via ticketmaster.com. Limit of 8 tickets per order.
Enter to win a family 4 pack of Disney on Ice Tickets below on the Giveaway Tools Widget, tickets are good for the Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate Performance at the Palace of Auburn Hills for one of the following shows: March 19 @ 7:30pm, March 20 @ 7:30pm or March 21 @ 11am.
February 21, 2014 – 10:04 AM - | Posted in Disney On Ice, Giveaways | 10 Comments »
Unfortunately, The Nut Job isn’t a movie we’ve seen yet, we’ve seen the trailers and previews for it, and it looks HILARIOUS, it’s a movie my girls have been asking to see, but with sickness and snow days it’s been nuts and we haven’t been able to see all of the movies we’d like to. The Nut Job will be available for home viewing in April and it’s probably going to be added to our collection!
The Nut Job, starring Will Arnett (Despicable Me, Ratatouille) as Surly, a mischievous squirrel on a mission to prove himself. The Nut Job comes to Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet as well as On Demand on April 15, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on DIGITAL HD one week early on April 8, 2014.
Surly (Arnett) is a mischievous squirrel with a mission: to find the tastiest nuts for winter. When he discovers a whole store filled with his favorite food, he plans a heist of nutrageous proportions. But the place turns out to be owned by ruthless bank robbers so it’s up to Surly and his furry friends to stop the nearby bank heist and save the town.
Showcasing an all-star cast including Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Whole Lotta Love), Liam Neeson (Non-Stop, The Grey), Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, The Ugly Truth), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Turbo), Jeff Dunham (Arguing With Myself, Spark of Insanity) and Gabriel Iglesias (Magic Mike, Hot & Fluffy), The Nut Job will prove “Enormously Entertaining” for the whole family (Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru)!
The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a Blu-ray, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet.
EXCLUSIVE Bonus Features on BLU-RAY 3D & BLU-RAY:
· DELETED SCENES – Check out Surly, Grayson and the gang in scenes removed from the final version of the movie.
· STORYBOARDS – Watch key scenes from the film brought to life from the original sketches.
· THE GREAT NUT HEIST – Will Arnett, the voice of Surly the squirrel, discusses the great caper story at the heart of the film.
· DANCE-OFF END CREDITS – Surly joins his furry friends and a very special guest for this show-stopping number.
Bonus Features on 3D BLU-RAY, BLU-RAY & DVD:
· ANIMATED SHORTS –
o SURELY SQUIRREL – Meet Surly for the very first time in the award-winning animated short that started it all.
o NUTS & ROBBERS – Surly and Grayson stumble upon a bank heist gone wrong in NUTS & ROBBERS – created by ToonBox Entertainment as a teaser for THE NUT JOB.
You can pre-order The Nut Job now on Amazon.com.
February 19, 2014 – 12:35 PM - | Posted in Movies | 2 Comments »
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