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Monday, March 10, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
WALT DISNEY RECORDS TO RELEASE DJ SHUFFLE, THE FIRST-EVER DISNEY JUNIOR COMPILATION ALBUM FEATURING NEW DISNEY JUNIOR ANTHEM PERFORMED BY INTERNET SENSATION PARRY GRIPP
Multi-Platform Event Celebrating the Music of Disney Junior Includes Fan-Submitted Videos and New Music-Filled Episodes
"DJ Shuffle," the first-ever Disney Junior music compilation album will be released by Walt Disney Records on TUESDAY, MARCH 18. Showcasing the new Disney Junior anthem, "DJ Shuffle," performed by meme master Parry Gripp ("Do You Like Waffles?"), the album also debuts the song "Hoppin' Out With You," a duet performed by Sofia and Clover from the Annie Award-winning series "Sofia the First" and other songs from favorite Disney Junior series. Featured karaoke tracks include "Blue Ribbon Bunny" from "Sofia the First," "Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Swashbucklin' Version)" from "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," "Time For Your Check-Up" from "Doc McStuffins" and "DJ Shuffle."
The "DJ Shuffle" album will become available for pre-order on TUESDAY, FEBURARY 25 on iTunes and Amazon. A multi-platform event celebrating the music of Disney Junior begins TUESDAY, MARCH 11 with the debut of the "DJ Shuffle" music video on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
Also beginning March 11, parents/caregivers can submit videos via the Disney Junior Facebook page of their child performing popular songs from hit Disney Junior series. The videos will be highlighted across WATCH Disney Junior and DisneyJunior.com/DJShuffle, with some chosen to air on Disney Channel and Disney Junior during a special programming event in April featuring new music-filled episodes and culminating with a family night sing-along. The "DJ Shuffle" on-air programming is sponsored by BAND-AID® Brand of Johnson & Johnson and Blip Toys Disney Princess Palace Pets.
On Monday, March 24, DisneyJunior.com/DJShuffle will debut the game "DJ Jamboree" where kids can create their own unique versions of popular Disney Junior songs. The site will also feature Disney Junior lyric sheets and music-inspired crafts.
The on-air programming event debuts on Disney Channel with a new "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" airing Tuesday, April 1 (9:00 a.m. ET/PT), where the Clubhouse gang joins Minnie on the road for a pop song performance. The event also includes a new episode of "Doc McStuffins" guest-starring Broadway star Sutton Foster on Friday, April 4 (9:30 a.m. ET/PT); a musical-inspired episode of "Sheriff Callie's Wild West" premiering Tuesday, April 8 (9:30 a.m., ET/PT); and a song-filled episode of "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" featuring guest stars Sharon Osbourne, Leigh-Allyn Baker and Ariel Winter, who recur as Mama Hook, the Mermaid Queen and Marina the Mermaid respectively, airing on Friday, April 11 (9:30 a.m. ET/PT). All episodes will encore on Disney Junior as part of a family night sing-along event on Friday, April 18 (5:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT).
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I don’t know if I’ve ever done a #TBT – Throw Back Thursday post, but since it’s rainy and kind of a BLAH day here in Central Florida, I thought .. Why not!
Although our home is a good size, with plenty of bedrooms… the bathroom situation is another story.
Not sure why 100 years ago people didn’t think about needing more bathrooms in a house this size, but I’ve learned it’s really not that big.
About 2 years ago we conjured the project of the upstairs bathroom. WOW! This thing REALLY needed some help.
Here’s an old post I wrote about the remodel. Again.. Kudo’s to the Hubster for doing such an amazing job.
What used to look like this..
Now looks like this:
We are REALLY happy with the way the bathroom turned out.
The vanities that we found at Home Depot fit the theme I had for this bathroom perfectly. ‘Cottage Comfy’ is what I wanted.. and that’s what I got.
I have to say.. as I’ve said before.. The hubster did ANOTHER AMAZING job with all the board and batten work and especially with the removal of the tin ceiling and replacing it with drywall.
A BIG BIG Thank you goes out to Pfister too for allowing me the opportunity to work with them and do a review of the new faucets they sent us.
They style of these faucets work perfectly with the bathroom and the sturdy quality is definitely noticeable.
And now we are looking at the next bathroom redo.
I really HAVE NO IDEA where I want to go with this bathroom. It’s the main bath and the one not only do we use, but any guests that come by. So I have some thinking and planning to do.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
As I learn more and more about all things vegan, I’m enjoying reading about some really interesting people and the different reasons they choose this lifestyle/diet. At the core of it all, it seems we are seeking a healthier lifestyle and want to take care of not only our health, but those of our loved ones too.
Recently I had the opportunity to receive Mayim Bialik’s new cookbook, Mayim’s Vegan Table. Whether you know her as Blossom from the 90’s sitcom or as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory, Mayim Bialik is more than just an Emmy nominated actress or trained neuroscientist. She’s a mom who shares the same concerns as other moms everywhere: wanting nutritious food for you family that they will actually eat.
Mayim, along with prominent pediatrician Jay Gordon, have put together a wonderful cookbook filled with over 100 easy plant-based recipes for breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinners and desserts. All of which are both kid and parent-approved.
The first part of the cookbook is where Mayim and Doctor Gordon help debunk some of the myths about raising a Vegan family. Providing essential information about nutrition, must haves for the pantry, and meal strategies.
Even with all the different research and reading I’ve done already on being vegan, I still found myself underlining and highlighting sections in this book. Reminders like “it’s a commitment to health and well being that necessitates being open to a world of new tastes and textures and flavors.” and since we have to MASS produce livestock to feed our global community, I learned “ We literally use more resources to grow food for the animals we eat than to feed the hungry in our cities, our country, our world.”
A lot of people, like me, don’t necessarily choose to be vegan because of the ethical considerations, but for health and dietary needs. Mayim and Doctor Gordon address that also in the chapter Is Plant-Based Eating Really Better for Us?. Covering topics like problems with dairy and the alternatives to finding protein sources outside the meat/poultry realm, I found a ton of great information here that just reaffirmed to me I’m heading in the right direction.
But beyond all the great information, Mayim’s Vegan Table is packed with great recipes. From Breakfast to Dessert, Mayim’s Vegan Table will not disappoint any vegan cook when it comes to delicious and interesting recipes.
So far, I’ve had fun trying out a few of here soups and salads. The hubster is enjoying that his lunches are getting more and more tastier as I work through this cookbook.
Yesterday I made her Quinoa Salad with Veggies and Herbs. Oh My!! So simple, but sooo delicious!
And thanks to Dacapopress, here’s you have a chance to win your very own copy of Mayim’s Vegan Table!
Enter below… and Happy Vegan Cooking..
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I’ve been a mom for over 22 years now.
By birth I have two beautiful girls.
By marriage I have a handsome, godly, loveable son-in-law
And by the hand of God I have two just as handsome, godly, loveable sons and a beautiful, godly daughter… (and a few other young men and ladies that show up now and than).. all of which have become our ‘adopted’ family.
I just love them to pieces. They make me laugh, they actually LIKE to spend time with us, and I really enjoy watching them walk out their faith.
And I also get to have goofy, mom moments like this one..
Yup. I took a picture of my two of my sons helping serve communion.
Yes.. I’m a goof..
But I was so excited to see the two of the pop up when they said we were about to observe communion. I had no idea they had been asked to serve!
Such a proud and goofy mom moment.. I just had to take a pic..
How about you? Have you had any proud mama moments lately?