June 28, 2015

Two Thumbs Up! Fun Movie for the Whole Family #Minions

Are you ready to laugh with the family? Minions is out in theaters next month and I guarantee you and your family will LOVE it! My family and I laughed the whole way through as we learned how the Minions began and watched as they met interesting characters along the way. Keep reading to find out why we give #Minions Two Thumbs Up!
Minions follows the story of Stuart, Kevin and Bob and we were so excited to get to meet them the other day at the advanced screening. 
My daughters took their mini-Minions to the screening and showed them to Kevin and Stuart. Stuart didn't look very impressed.  
 The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time.  Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. Seriously, the laughs start as soon as the movie starts and just keep going from there. 
But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside lovable little Bob and teenage rebel Stuart —ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.
 Along the way we meet some new friends and I will not give any spoilers away, but these new friends are a lot of fun and are in some of our favorite scenes in the movie. 
 The trio embarks on an exciting journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation.
Check out the trailer below!
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney & Steve Coogan
Directed by: Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda
Rated PG

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So, who is your favorite #Minion? I think I love Bob the most, he really is the most lovable. But I do like that Kevin is the leader and Stuart definitely has his moments too... it is so hard to choose. Thankfully I don't have to pick just one, go see Minions out July 10th! 

June 25, 2015

Summer Fun at Knott's Berry Farm #NewAtKnotts

Disclosure: My family and I were invited by GigaSavvy to a media day at Knott's Berry Farm just so I can share with you all the awesomeness they have going on. All opinions are 100% mine.

Lately, I have been sharing about all the fun that is going on at Knott's Berry Farm and I really hope you get out there soon, real soon, like this Summer. Knott's has added some really exciting shows, music, and a new ride all on top of everything that is already awesome at Knott's. A couple weeks ago I mentioned some of the fun coming up this Summer and now I get to share some more of it with you.
The Ice shows at the Charles M. Shultz theater are amazing! This one is no exception! It is such a fun show to check out. Especially during the Summer when it's hot outside, get inside and cool down for a bit and watch the show. I mean how fun is it to watch Snoopy and friends skating around through Hollywood I mean Snoopywood.  
The new Vertical Impact show is pretty intense and super high energy. The acrobats and their skills are amazing and you totally have to stop and watch. The whole show is set to fun fast music and is something for the whole family. Now, my girls are kinda obsessed with getting a trampoline. 
I can talk about Knott's newest ride Voyage to the Iron Reef all day. I have been telling everyone about it since we got a sneak peek last month. My family love the whole experience, it's fun and interactive and we have so much fun shooting as we go. The friendly family competition is a lot of added fun as we all rack up our points to see who has the highest score. What was your highest score? Keep the family competition going and check out the new laser tag and arcade right below Iron Reef. Seriously, Knott's has you covered! So much family fun!  
I've told you about all the new Summer fun at Knott's but I just had to share with you one of my favorite parts of visiting Knott's. The food of course. You would think I had enough Boysenberry during the Boysenberry Festival earlier this year, but no way. Everyone knows Knott's has the best fried chicken, as you can see my little on completely agrees, but how about that Boysenberry Pie? Next time you are at Knott's, promise me after all the fun, you will stop for some of their famous fried chicken or a slice of their delicious Boysenberry Pie. 
So tell me, have you been to Knott's yet this Summer? A lot of these shows are only available through mid-August. 

June 22, 2015

Father's Day Traditions and a Sneak Peek at #HotelT2

Our Father's Day tradition is heading to the beach. We live in LA so the beach is only a 25 minute drive for us and we love it! The beach is one of our favorite places to visit year round and it's only getting more fun now that the girls are getting older and I don't have to watch them like a hawk so they don't eat the sand or walk into the ocean. This is my husband's favorite place to be, so we happily oblige and accompany him. 
With Father's Day being at the start of the Summer another favorite tradition is S'mores! We got this cute package in the mail just in time for Father's Day with the note to check out the new trailer to Hotel Transylvania 2! The first Hotel Transylvania is one of our family's favorite movies and we are so excited to see the next one.

Check out the trailer right here:
Drac's pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny - and in for a major cultural shock of her own - "Vampa" Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But little do they know that Drac's grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood - andhumans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania - things are going to get batty!