Dreamwork’s Spirit Riding Free Spirit of Christmas Special and Gifts

Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas is coming to Netflix December 6th! In anticipation of this upcoming Christmas feature, Dreamworks sent out a wonderful Christmas gift featuring Spirit Riding Free toys! I received this beautiful gift from Dreamworks this week! It was wrapped in beautiful red paper and tied with a bow. I placed it under the tree thinking about how great it looked with all the tree lights. It wasn’t there very long because I get too excited and usually open my gifts early. But, while it sat there for 30 seconds, I enjoyed it’s beauty and took a picture.

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After the longest 30 seconds I have ever endured, I ripped off the paper and pulled out gift after gift. At that moment I realized just how much time and effort Dreamworks put into this Christmas present. I am so honored by what they have sent me and my family.

Inside I found:

  • Spirit Riding Free Spirit & Lucky Grooming Paddock
  • Spirit Riding Free Collector Doll & Horse of Bebe & Sergeant
  • Spirit Riding Free: Lucky’s Guide to Wintertime Whimsy
  • Spirit Riding Free Ornament
  • Spirit Riding Free Coffee Cup and Hot Chocolate
  • Spirit Riding Free Wrapping Paper

The first item I received was the Spirit & Lucky Grooming Paddock. This item is huge! It includes a poseable Lucky Doll, Spirit the horse, one foal, and lots of accessories to have the best Paddock around! The playset features an upstairs loft, washing station,tack storage, and corral nursery. It is such a fun item that it even includes stickers to decorate the paddock. I truly can’y believe this item was sent as a gift. It is so wonderful!

The second gift to come out of this wondrous box was the Collector Doll & Horse of Bebe & Sergeant which will be released Jan 1, 2020. They are a perfect compliment to the Spirit & Lucky Grooming Paddock. Sarge has fully groomable and soft hair..I love petting it. Time to get this horse in braided style..

Image from Amazon.com

The third item was a wonderful Christmasy book called Lucky’s Guide to Wintertime Whimsy. This interactive guidebook comes with nonfiction elements about horse care in cold weather, recipes for holiday treats, easy-to-make winter crafts, coloring pages, a poster, stencils, postcards, crafts, quizzes, games, and other seasonal activities! There are even items that pop out of the book to build and play with such as a checkers board game and little cardboard figurines. So much awesome fun!

The hot chocolate and mug, wrapping paper, and ornament were wonderful little additions to the Christmas gifts. The hot chocolate is gone but rest assured it was well enjoyed and the mug will be a fun family cup we will all love to use.

All of these items are amazing and fun. They are perfect for all of us Spirit fans and horse lovers! Thank you so much Dreamworks for the gifts. I highly recommend these fun toys!

Printable Abominable Movie Night Party Kit

From the studio that brought you How to Train Your Dragon, this heartwarming and humorous story follows teenage Yi (Bennet) as she encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in China, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Trainor) and Peng (Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Paulson) to help Everest get home. 

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In honor of Abominable being released on digital yesterday and coming to Blu-ray December 17th, Dreamworks has released 3 special clips for all the fans to watch. Check out each of the clips below.

Everest Creates Blueberries
Jin & Peng find Yi & Everest
Everest & Kids Escape on Dandelion

Now for the the awesome printables. Thanks to Dreamworks we have an amazing party kit featuring recipes, activities, and games. We will find:

  • Everest Cookies Recipe
  • Everest Snowballs Recipe
  • Everest’s Journey Home
  • Unscramble
  • Word Search
  • Copy Everest
  • Coloring Everest
  • Everest Ornament
  • The Abominable Adorably Ugly Holiday Sweater
  • Build Everest’s Home

To download these printables simply click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print and follow the instructions for tons of family fun.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Steelbook Collection

In a previous blog post we recently shared the news of Avatar: The Last Airbender The Complete Series 15th Anniversary Steelbook. Each book featuring a different element (Water, Earth, and Fire) and the covers combining to form a beautiful triptych. The stunning new artwork was created by artist Caleb Thomas. Check out all the details by clicking the image below or go to the blog post here.

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Now we have a few more images to share. Below you will find the new art that makes up the backside covers of the 3 collectible steelbooks.  Thomas was handpicked to design the collection’s covers after series co-creator Bryan Konietzko became a fan of Thomas’ art style on social media. The collection’s production run will be limited to 20,000 units. Ptre-order yours today at Amazon.com.

Avatar The Last Airbender The Complete Series 15th Anniversary Steelbook Book 1
Avatar The Last Airbender The Complete Series 15th Anniversary Steelbook Book 2
Avatar The Last Airbender The Complete Series 15th Anniversary Steelbook Book 3

DreamWorks Announces Holiday Special Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas Starring Katherine McNamara

DreamWorks Animation unveiled the heartwarming trailer for the holiday special of its Emmy® Award-winning series Spirit Riding Free titled, DreamWorks Spirit of Christmas. The trailer shows Katherine McNamara (Arrow, Shadowhunters) joining the cast of the holiday special as singing sensation, Sally Jessup in a heartfelt performance featuring original holiday songs. DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas premieres on Netflix December 6

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Along with the trailer, Dreamworks released several sneak peek images to get the fans excited for the new holiday special. The pictures include those featuring Sally Jessup (Katherine McNamara). Check them out below!

Grab some awesome Spirit Riding Free printables from my blog here and get prepared for the December 6th release of Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is 15 Years Old!

NEW YORK – November 20, 2019 – Nickelodeon’s critically-acclaimed, Emmy® award-winning series receives the SteelBook® treatment as Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Series Blu-ray 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook Collection arrives on February 18, 2020. The 3-book collection features stunning new artwork by artist Caleb Thomas, with each book featuring a different element (Water, Earth, and Fire) and the covers combining to form a beautiful triptych. Thomas was handpicked to design the collection’s covers after series co-creator Bryan Konietzko became a fan of Thomas’ art style on social media. The collection’s production run will be limited to 20,000 units.

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Created by Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, Avatar: The Last Airbender aired on Nickelodeon from February 2005 through July 2008, garnering both critical and audience acclaim while also winning Annie®, Genesis®, Primetime Emmy®, and Peabody® awards. The series features an iconic blend of anime and traditional animation, alongside a talented voice cast including Zach Tyler Eisen (The Ant Bully, TV’s “Little Bill”), Mae Whitman (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, TV’s “Parenthood”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, “Family Guy”), Jack DeSena (TV’s “All That”, “Grounded for Life”), Dante Basco (Hook, TV’s “The Legend of Korra”), Dee Bradley Baker (TV’s “SpongeBob SquarePants”, “Gravity Falls”, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), and Mark Hamill (Star Wars franchise, TV’s “Batman: The Animated Series”). The fan-favorite series has spawned a beloved animated sequel series, The Legend of Korra, as well as an upcoming live-action remake (with its original creators) to be produced for Nickelodeon and Netflix. Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Series 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook Collection will be available on February 18, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment for $97.99.

More about Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Series 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook Collection:

Synopsis:
Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Four nations. One war-torn world. Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the epic saga, Avatar: The Last Airbender, with this 3 SteelBook® collection, featuring all-new art for each book! Go back to the beginning to experience the animated series that quickly became a phenomenon with a huge fan base that spans the globe! This complete collector’s edition includes all three powerful books: Water, Earth, and Fire.

Seasons:

  • Book One: Water
    • Season 1 – 20 episodes – Aired 2/21/05 – 12/2/05
  • Book Two: Earth
    • Season 2 – 18 episodes – Aired 3/17/06 – 12/1/06                      
  • Book Three: Fire
    • Season 3 – 16 episodes – Aired 9/21/07 – 7/19/08

Bonus Content:

  • Book One: Water
    • Behind the Scenes Kung Fu Featurette
    • The Making of Avatar – From Real Life to Animation
    • Behind the Scenes: The Voices of Avatar
    • Ask the Creators Featurette
    • Original Uncut Animatic – Episode # 15: Bato of the Water Tribe
    • 4 Audio Commentaries with Creator, Cast & Crew
      • Features Dee Bradley Baker (voices of Momo and Appa), Ben Wynn (sound effects), Aaron Ehasz (Head Writer) and Co-Creators: Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino
    • Behind the Scenes with the Avatar Cast & Crew
    • Avatar Pilot Episode with Audio Commentary
    • The Making of Avatar – Inside the Sound Studios
    • The Making of Avatar – Inside the Korean Animation Studios
  • Book Two: Earth
    • Original Uncut Animatic – Episode # 21: The Avatar State
    • 7 Audio Commentaries by Creators, Cast & Crew
    • Interview with Creators and M. Night Shyamalan
    • The Essence of Bending with Bryan Konietzko and Sifu Kisu
    • Avatar Super Deformed Shorts
      • Bending Battle
      • Swamp Skiin’ Throwdown
      • School Time Shipping
    • Escape From the Spirit World: Animated Graphic Novel                           
  • Book Three: Fire
    • 11 Audio Commentaries by Creators, Cast & Crew
    • The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender
    • Book 3 Finale Pencil Test Animation
    • Into the Fire Nation at San Diego Comic-Con

Avatar: The Last Airbender – 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook Collection Fast Facts:
Street Date: February 18, 2020
Amazon Landing Page: http://www.amazon.com/avatar
Catalog: 59210181000 (US); 59210182000 (CAN)
Running Time: 24 hrs 22 min
Audio: Books 1-3: English 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
            VAM: English 2.0 Dolby Digital
US Rating: Not Rated
CN Rating: Book 1: V1 & V5: G and V2 – V4: PG
                  Books 2-3:  V1 – V4: PG – Frightening Scenes

US S.R.P.: $97.99
CN S.R.P.:  $107.99

DIY Costume for the Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon is on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital now! It is a funny, heartwarming story about Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down Syndrome who runs away from a residential nursing home to fulfill his dream of attending the pro wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). On the road, Zak meets Tyler (Shia LaBeouf!!), a small-time outlaw who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together, they set out on a wild, life-changing journey and try to convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing-home employee charged with bringing Zak back, to join them.

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Now we can become the one and only Peanut Butter Falcon by creating the epic costume with this fun DIY! Simply click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then follow the instructions to become the PBF.

Paper Dolls by Cory Releases New Dresses for Frozen 2

Most of my readers know that I am a fan of Paper Dolls by Cory. His work is beautiful. The best part is they are fun, they are free, and they are printable. Normally when I start talking about his work I start rambling and geeking out about the details he includes in his paper dolls. He really understands the characters and their costumes.

Several years ago, Paper dolls by Cory released an awesome set of Frozen paper dolls featuring Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Hans. They came with several different costumes and the classic closed eyes. I shared them on my blog here.

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With Frozen being such an awesome movie, loved not only by Cory and myself, but millions of other fans around the world, Paper Dolls by Cory continues to update the costumes Anna and Elsa wear. Some are from the films and others are his own design, such as the Pumpkin Spice Dresses…I so wish they were canon/

With Frozen 2 being released Nov. 22, Paper Dolls by Cory has released a brand new set of dresses for Anna and Elsa. Elsa’s purple dress is beautiful! To download click the image below and save it to your computer. Then print and create to place on the Elsa and Anna dolls.

I will be keeping an eye out for more designs and post them as I see them. You can also follow Paper dolls by Cory on his Facebook page to get the latest designs.

DIY Cute Disney Snowflakes

Getting ready for the holidays is always fun when Disney is involved. I always go out of my way to find fun DIY Disney decorations that will deck my halls with a little magic. Sometimes the decorations are simply a piece of paper with well place holes to make snowflakes. Thanks to Family Disney, we have several templates of some of our favorite Disney characters.

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FYI: all these snowflakes will require a craft knife. All cutting should be done by an adult.

Snowgies Snowflakes from Family Disney

First on the list of awesome snowflakes are the small little Snowman boogers from Frozen Fever called Snowgies. These snowflakes are fun and easy to make. Simply print out the template, fold along the lines, and cut the pattern out. Then hang them all over the house for the holiday!

Mickey Snowflakes from Family Disney

Second on the list of snowflakes is the classic Mickey Mouse Silhouette beautifully cut into a sheet of paper/ To make, print out the template, paste to the folded paper, and cut it out. Then make small cuts to make the perfect unique snowflakes.

Moana snowflakes from Family Disney

The third snowflake features the iconic Moana waves and oar. Print the template fold and cut to make this beautiful snowflake. You’re Welcome.

Mickey and friend Snowflakes from Family Disney

Fourth in the list is so much easier;there is no folding required. Simply print the pages, cut out the Mickey snowflake shapes, and display. Mickey Mouse and his friends will then be decorating your house in holiday cheer!

Princess Snowflakes from Family Disney

Fifth and last on the list of these fun Disney Snowflakes are the Princess Snowflakes. Like the Mickey and friends snowflakes, the princess snowflakes are a simple cut, fold in half and display. Turn them into a mobile or hang them around the house for all the princess fun.

There are so many more snowflake templates out there. Simply do a google search and the flood of designs will fall across your screen. Even I have shared other snowflakes on my blog…like the Star Wars snowflakes or the Frozen snowflakes.

Gooey Frankenstein’s Monster Rice Crispy Treats from Fred Meyer

I absolutely love it when I find fun recipes online, especially when they are Halloween theme. I have shared a few on my blog, and this season is no different. Thanks to the Fred Meyer’s website, I have found several new recipes that have been added to my Halloween Recipe collection. One of my favorites I want to share are these wonderfully green Frankenstein’s Monster Rice Crispy Treats.

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Ok..I should state that I have changed the title of these crispy rice treats from “Gooey Frankenstein Crispy Rice Treats” to “Gooey Frankenstein’s Monster Rice Crispy Treats.” I did this for two reasons: 1. Frankenstein was the doctor not the monster, so it is Frankenstein’s Monster that these treat emulate. 2. I have always known these types of crispy treats as “Rice Crispy Treats.” Calling them “Crispy Rice Treats” felt weird.

On the plus side, this title change means nothing because the recipe has remained the same in it’s classic gooey green fashion. So whether it is a Frankenstein treat or a Frankenstein’s Monster treat, it will all taste delirious!

To make the Gooey Frankenstein’s Monster Rice Crispy Treats simply follow the instructions below. Be sure to visit Fred Meyer’s website for more fun recipes. Who knows, I may even share another here.

Gooey Frankenstein's Monster Rice Crispy Treats

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

These perfectly gooey, crispy treats are spookily fun to serve at a Halloween party. Get your kids involved by having them draw their own Frankenstein face.


Credit: Fred Meyer

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bag (16 oz.) mini marshmallows
  • Green food coloring
  • 5 cups Kroger® Crispy Rice Cereal
  • Black decorating icing
  • 16 candy eyeballs

Directions

  1. Prepare an 8”x8” pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and cook until completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in green food coloring.
  3. Add the cereal and stir until combined. Pour into the prepared pan and gently press the treats flat.
  4. Allow to cool fully, then cut into 8 rectangles. Use the black icing to make Frankenstein hair and mouths on each rectangle, then top with candy eyeballs. Serve and store leftovers in an airtight container.

Coloring Page of Chester McFreckle from Funko’s Wetmore Forest

Not all monsters from Wetmore Forest run around and have fun in sporadic bursts of amusement. There are some that take life very seriously and seek the comforts of silence and solitude. That is what makes Wetmore Monsters amazing; there are so many different kinds. One such monster is Chester McFreckle.

Our next Wetmore Forest resident is Chester McFreckle! If there were such a thing as a serious Pop! Monster, Chester would be it. By nature Pop! Monsters are playful and rambunctious but Chester likes to stand out buy chilling out. Smart and stoic, this little antlered fella is more likely exploring alone or wandering a hidden trail, then to be frolicking with is furry friends. His natural curiosity often leads him into sticky situations but his intuition and smarts usually save his tail in the end.

Funko
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Chester McFreckle is the next monster I have made as a coloring page. With antlers like a deer and freckles on his nose, Chester is an adorable monster ready for coloring.

To download the Chester McFreckle coloring page:

  • Click the image below
  • Save the PDF to your computer
  • Print the PDF
  • Color with your favorite coloring tools

Click the images below to get my other Wetmore Forest monster coloring pages.

Snuggle-Tooth
Tumblebee
Butterhorn