A Blue’s Clues & You! Prize Pack #Giveaway from Nick Jr.

Get ready for one of the mist ultimate Blue’s Clues and You! giveaways. Nick Junior has announced that one lucky winner has the chance to win 4 Blue’s Clues & You! Live on Stage tickets plus a VIP swag bag, a Rainbow Puppy Push, and a Blue’s Clues & You coloring book. No purchase is necessary but the you must be a legal resident of the 48 contiguous US and DC and be at least 18 years of age or older. The giveaway will end 7/13/22..

While the above information is great to know, I bet you are wondering how to enter. That part is probably the easiest of all. Simply head over to nickjrsweepstakes.com and join the free newsletter. You will then automatically be entered for a chance to win the grand prize!

Here is what the grand prize contains:

  • 4 Tickets to Blue’s Clues & You! Live on Stage Show in Long Beach, CA on 11/6/2022
  • 4 Tickets to Post-Show Photo Experience
  • Roundtrip Airfare for 4 to Los Angeles, CA
  • 3 Night Hotel Stay
  • Ground Transportation to/from Airport, Hotel & Concert
  • Show Swag Prize Pack
  • Rainbow Puppy Plush Toy
  • Blue’s Clues & You! Colorful Coloring Book

If you don’t win the grand prize, don’t worry. Nick Jr. has announced that there will be 20 runner up winners who will receive the adorable rainbow puppy and the coloring book! Honestly, I am entering for a chance to get the puppy. It is sooo cute!

Remember to read the terms and conditions, official rules, and the privacy policy before entering. All of the relevant information can be found here: Terms and Official Rules. Good Luck!

The Bad Guys is Ocean Eleven But for Kids and I Love It

On June 21, 2022 The Bad Guys was released on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment! THE BAD GUYS Collector’s Edition showcases an all-new original short and comes filled with never-before-seen bonus features including deleted scenes, exclusive interviews with cast and crew, Mr. Snake’s frozen pops recipes, character drawing tutorials and more, offering endless fun and sure to get the entire family into ‘summer’ mode. You can grab a copy of the movie from amazon.com (affiliate link)

I received the opportunity to review this movie (Thanks Universal and Dreamworks) and here is what I thought.

Out with the truth, I have never read the books, so when I started watching The Bad Guys, I had no idea what to expect. From the cover, it looked like a group of animal bad guys going to do bad things. Since it was a comedy I expected hilarious antics as they tried to pull off their heists. I had no idea there was so much more to the film!

Spoilers Below!

The Bad Guys is Oceans Eleven but for kids. After robbing a bank and going on the most epic car chase that can only be rivaled by the Fast and Furious series, Wolf and his friends get home to relax among their stolen loot. But when the mayor calls them out as ‘has beens’, Wolf talks his friends into the ultimate heist, stealing the unstealable Golden Dolphin trophy. The amazing theft would put them back on top as the worlds most notorious criminals. Thus the Oceans Eleven planning and heist begins.

First the planning, where each member of the team has a task that must be completed in order for the heist to succeed. Mr. Wolf sweet talks the mayor, Mr. Shark is the distraction, Mr. Snake is the rope, Tarantula hacks the security, and Piranha is the strength. Even though Mr. Wolf is like George Clooney and plays the brains of the operation the team would fail without every member present and doing their assigned task.

However, these notorious criminals quickly find out that the heist may not be as easy as expected when equipment malfunctions start wrecking havoc on their heist. From unhackable computers to wardrobe malfunctions, everything quickly leads to possible incarceration. It takes a sly Mr. Wolf and his George Clooney like intellect to get the mayor to give them a chance at redemption, at being good.

The redemption arc takes the viewers on a fun side quest as we watch The Bad Guys attempt to be good and make the choice of kindness. The Con-cation (con vacation) quickly turns into more work than planned when sharing turns almost deadly, saving cats turns excruciating, costumes turn demeaning, and a muddle of guinea pigs lead to bad publicity. Of course, as a viewer, these selected scenarios are hilarious and I found myself laughing at each scene. I have to say, the guinea pig heist had me in stitches! We all knew Mr. Snake had hunger motives. I think what made it even more hilarious was his dragon onsie. OMG just look at their costumes in the picture below. I am still laughing.

While this movie is hilarious in many parts, it also contains a ton of awwww moments. When Mr. Snake finally shares his push pop with Mr. Shark, you can’t help but go awww. When the friends show just how close they are, more aww moments. When they learn what the tail wag means, double awwws. The aww moments all lead up to the motto, friends are forever, no matter what happens. The growth of emotions as the Bad Guys learn about their feelings is complicated but adorable and wonderfully told.

I love this movie. Simply put the characters, the art, the voice overs, and the story all lead to a climatic and hilarious end that made me laugh, go awww, sit in shock, and so much more. The most hilarious quote goes to Shark and his, “Oh I forgot, I’m not pregnant.” One of the most shocking moments is when Mr. Shark eats Mr. Snake, I sat there dumbfounded wondering if that really did just happen. And of course, Mr. Wolf saving that adorable kitten is a great awww moment. I give this movie 5 stars! It is fun for the whole family!

I didn’t talk about a few characters to keep a few surprises in the film. You will either see the switch coming or it will come as a great surprise. I encourage everyone to watch The Bad Guys.

Patrick Star Show Strawberry Star Cookies #Recipe and #Giveaway!!!

Today marks the release of The Patrick Star Show: Season 1 Volume 1 on DVD! This family SpongeBob spin-off sitcom series goes back in time to when Patrick lived at home and hosts his own show with the help of his sister, Squidina Star. It is a fun chaotic show featuring some of Bikini Bottoms iconic residents. The Patrick Star Show: Season 1, Volume 1 will be available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment on June 21, 2022, for the suggested retail price of $13.99.

In celebration of The Patrick Star Show Season1 Volume 1 coming to DVD we have two spectacular announcements! The first announcement is we have a fantastic cookie recipe inspired by Patrick Star! Use the recipe below to make the delicious sugar cookie and top with strawberries and a blueberry. You will need a star shaped cookie cutter which you can grab from amazon.com (affiliate link). Click the image below to download the recipe or follow from our page.

Strawberry Star Cookies

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

A recipe inspired by The Patrick Star Show.

Credit: Cutefetti.com


  • 1 Cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • white cookie icing
  • 20 large strawberries
  • 24 blueberries
  • Star Shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Parchment Paper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a stand mixer, whip butter for about 2 minutes on medium. Turn mixer on low and slowly add granulated sugar until combined. Add egg until fully combines. Add vanilla extract until fully combines. Add baking powder until fully combines. Slowly add flour in until fully combined and dough appears light and fluffy.
  3. Placed dough on a floured cutting board and roll out until dough is 1/4 inch thick
  4. Use cookie cutter to make star-shaped cookies out of the dough. Place them in your making sheet and bake for 6-7 minutes. Set on cooling rack
  5. While cookies are baking, cut stems off strawberries and make thin slices from the center length wise. You may need to trim the strawberry slices down width wise to fit on your cookies perfectly.. Pat dry and set aside
  6. Wash and dry blueberries. Pat dry and set aside
  7. Once cookies are cooled completely, add white cookie icing to each and let set for 20 minutes.
  8. Gently press 5 strawberry pieces and 1 blueberry into the center of each cookie
  9. Enjoy immediately (best) or store cookies in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

The second announcement is beyond exciting! We are hosting a giveaway!!! That means you can either buy The Patrick Star Show Season 1 Volume 1 on DVD or enter for a chance to win the DVD by using the rafflecopter form below! Tweet, comment, follow, like,, or comment to get an entry. Do more than one or all of them to increase your chances!

In this SpongeBob spin-off series, fans travel back to a time when Patrick was still living at home. This family sitcom stars Patrick and the rest of his family as they are constantly disrupted by Patrick’s wild whims and surreal imagination.  The Patrick Star Show Season 1 Volume 1 comes with 13 episodes featuring everyone’s favorite Spongebob star, Patrick. The episodes are:

  • Late for Breakfast/Bummer Jobs
  • Stair Wars/Enemies a la Mode
  • Lost in Couch/Pat-a-thon
  • The Yard Sale
  • Squidina’s Little Helper/I Smell a Pat
  • Gas Station Vacation/Bunny the Barbarian
  • The Haunting of Star House/Who’s a Big Boy?
  • Terror at 20,000 Leagues
  • To Dad and Back/Survivoring
  • Just in time for Christmas/Klopnodian Heritage Festival
  • X Marks the Pot/Patrick’s Alley
  • Pearl Wants to Be a Star/Super Sitters
  • The Patrick Show Mid- Season Finale

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Lionsgate Family Camp DVD #Giveaway!

On June 28, 2022 Family Camp will make it’s DVD, Digital, and Video on Demand debut from Lionsgate! When two families compete for the camp trophy, everything under the sun can go wrong. What will it take to keep the families together? Watch the Family Camp DVD to find out. Family Camp will be available for the suggested retail prices for DVD is $19.98, Digital $14.99 and Video On Demand for $5.99.

When Grace Ackerman signs her family up for a rustic summer Family Camp, a comedy of errors ensues as these polar-opposite families must share a yurt and compete for the camp’s coveted games trophy. It’s not until the two dads end up lost in the woods that their faith and family bonds are truly tested in this heartwarming family comedy.

Family Camp stars Tommy Tommy Woodard (Zombieworld, The Dance), Eddie James (Mom Goggles, TV’s “The Glory of Christmas”), Leigh-Allyn Baker (TV’s “Good Luck Charlie,” Swiped), Gigi Orsillo (Sleeper Agent), and Mark Christopher Lawrence (Sleeper Agent, Fear of a Black Hat).


  • Trailer
  • Heart of Family Camp
  • Who Are the Skit Guys?
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary
  • Rhett Walker Goes Behind the Scenes
  • Eddie’s Yurt Tour

In anticipation pf Family Camp coming to DVD, we are hosting a Giveaway thanks to Lionsgate! Simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter for a chance to win Family Camp on DVD. Tweet every day to earn even more entries. Many will enter, only one will win. Good Luck!

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How to Make a Smurf’s House #DIY

The Smurfs Season 1 Volume 1 is out on DVD today  from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment for the suggested retail price of $10.99! That means all of us fans can “la la la la” through a whole new series featuring our favorite blue characters the Smurfs! They are also joined by a whole new clan full of female Smurfs! Check out my review here!

Grab a copy of The Smurfs Season 1 Volume 1 on DVD today at Amazon.com (affiliate link). Or try your chance at our giveaway!

To celebrate the release of The Smurfs Season 1 Volume 1 on DVD, Nickelodeon has provided a wonderful craft that families can create to make their own smurfy village! Simply gather a few supplies and let the building begin!

You will need:

To get the instructions click the image below and download the PDF. Then create your own village.

DIY Shield & Armor Inspired By PAW Patrol Rescue Knights! – Printable

The PAW Patrol: Rescue Knights DVD is now available! That means fans of the rescue pups can now watch crazy adventures with dragons, knighthood, and princesses. Add a few new vehicles and we have a full medieval gone modern six episode DVD of awesomeness! From rescuing dragons to saving their friends, these pups are on the case. Grab a copy of the DVD from Amazon.com (affiliate link) and start the amazing knight adventure.

To celebrate the release of PAW Patrol: Rescue Knights on DVD, Nickelodeon has provided a way for fans to join in in the knighthood rescuing fun! With just a little glue, a printed template, and some cardboard, we can become knights! By making knightly armor fans can become rescuers, prepare for tournaments, defend a kingdom from evil dragons, and care for their friends in the most knightly way possible. Print them template below and begin the adventure.

To make the Shield and Armor you will need:

Once you have collected the necessary supplies, follow the instructions on the template to make an epic sword and shield.

DVD Review of Nickelodeon’s The Smurfs and Blossom’s Blueberry Bark Recipe

The Smurfs Season 1, Volume 1 will be released on DVD June 14th, 2022, featuring some iconic characters from the classic Smurf s with new art and new stories thanks to Nickelodeon! Smurfette, Papa Smurf, Gargamel, and more will all show up in this 9 episode collection on DVD! The episodes are:

  • Smurf-Fu / Diaper Daddy
  • Who nose? / Clumsy not Clumsy 
  • Unsmurfable Smile / Mind the cat
  • Where’s Papa Smurf? / Who’s Heftier? 
  • Smurfs in disguise / Joke’s on you
  • The Scariest Smurf / DRIIINNGGGGG!
  • My Smurf the Hero / Alien Smurf
  • Smurf your seat belts! / Leaf it alone
  • Bringing up Smurfy / The Makeover

I got the opportunity to review the DVD and here is what I thought!

I grew up with the classic smurfs and their “la la la la” singing, the classic Gargamel and his need to suck the magic from the Smurfs, and the classic Azrael and his need to eat the Smurfs. I remember watching the cartoon every time it was on the TV and I remember identifying with Clumsy because of my crazy ability to simply trip over air, fall up the stairs, and break anything within a 10 ft radius….In fact, I still identify with Clumsy. So when I was asked to review a new series featuring The Smurfs, how could I refuse?

First impressions of the all new Smurfs series is we are not in the classic world anymore. The art is very different. We have gone from 2D images to 3d digital rendering where small details like different fabrics will show different textures and fibers. The artists putting the new series together spend a lot of time showcasing the difference between leather and other fabrics. Check out the image below. The Smurfs have a shiny blue skin, their dresses are dull to simulate almost a felt like fabric, and the leather vests look, well, leathery. Even the background image features different textures for the leaves, stones, and metal objects. I am very impressed.

In the new series we still get Smurfs that are named after their main attribute. We still have Grumpy Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Jokey Smurf, Hefty Smurf, and more. Many of these characters come from the classic show but have been reimagined for the next generation of Smurf Fans. Hefty is still strong, Clumsy is still Clumsy, and Brainy is still….annoying. The gang is all there and is lead by the beloved Papa Smurf. However, thereare new additions to our Smurf family, there are now female Smurfs other than Smurfette!

The female Smurfs come from the movie Smurfs: The Lost Village. “The Smurfs” series continues the story as the two clans come together to create all new adventures and chaos. It is fun to watch them collaborate and learn. For example in Smurf your Seat Belts! Stormy, a female Smurf, and Handy work to create a flying device to keep flying Azrael at bay. At first they compete to see who is better but end up working together in the end, proving that teamwork is amazing. I am loving the fun these new Smurfs provide and the dynamic between the two clans is interesting to watch.

The Smurfs Season 1 Volume 1 features the first 9 episodes from the ne series. It contains much of what we have come to love from The Smurfs, but also something new for an all new generation to fall in love with the little blue characters. I love the art, the characters, and even, the themes, such as teamwork, that flow through each episode as mayhem ensues. I give this collection five stars and look forward to more Smurfy adventures!

In celebration of The Smurfs Season 1 Volume 1 coming to DVD June 14, 2022 here is a delicous recipe the whole family can enjoy called Blossom’s Blueberry Bark! To get the recipe simply click the image below and save the image to your computer. Then print and create to make some delicious treats

To make the recipe you will need:

  • 6oz Light Blue Candy Melts
  • 4oz Confetti Candy Melts (White with Pastel Sprinkles)
  • 4oz Pastel Pink Candy Melts
  • 4oz Pastel Yellow Candy Melts
  • 2oz Dark Blue Candy Melts
  • Skewer
  • Light Blue Sprinkles
  • Icing Flowers
  • Dried Blueberries

Nickelodeon The Smurfs Season 1 Volume 1 Smurfy DVD #Giveaway

Get ready for the smurfiest DVD featuring our favorite Smurfs in The Smurfs Season 1 Volume 1! This episode collection features 9 episodes that contain 2 stories each. that is 18 smurf-tastic stories! These fantastic stories’ will be released on DVD June 14, 2022 from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment.

The Smurfs Season 1 Volume 1 DVD contains the first 9 episodes from the new Nickelodeon series, The Smurfs, that takes fans on all-new adventures with Smurfette, Papa Smurf, Gargamel, and more. The episodes will push the charm, absurdity, and humor of the original series to even greater heights! Smurf we go! The 9 episodes are:

  • Smurf-Fu / Diaper Daddy
  • Who nose? / Clumsy not Clumsy 
  • Unsmurfable Smile / Mind the cat
  • Where’s Papa Smurf? / Who’s Heftier? 
  • Smurfs in disguise / Joke’s on you
  • The Scariest Smurf / DRIIINNGGGGG!
  • My Smurf the Hero / Alien Smurf
  • Smurf your seat belts! / Leaf it alone
  • Bringing up Smurfy / The Makeover

To celebrate this smurfy release, I am hosting a DVD giveaway for The Smurfs Season 1 Volume !. Use the Rafflecopter below to enter for a chance to win this nine episode smurfy collection.

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PAW Patrol Rescue Knights Review and Castle Cupcake Recipe

June 7, 2022, PAW Patrol: Rescue Knights is coming to DVD! That means fans will be able to take and all new adventure with their favorite pups in 6 fantastic episodes inspired by dragons, knights, and kingdoms. Each rescue is jam packed with our favorite pups, new vehicles, and soaring adventures. Fans can buy the DVD from Amazon.com (affiliate link) and take the adventures home.

I got the chance to review this marvoulous episode collection and here are my thoughts.

I will admit, anything PAW Patrol is big in my house. I love all the teamwork lessons, the problem solving skills, and the empathy that each episode showcases and teaches their audience. It has enough entertainment to keep the little minds occupied and it has a great balance in morals.

PAW Patrol: Rescue Knights continues the the entertainment and morals in their episode collection. While The adventures take place in a fantasy world of dragons, knights, and kingdoms, their true core never changes.: helping others.

The episodes are:

  • Quest for the Dragon’s Tooth
  • Pups Save a Dozing Dragon
  • Pups Save a Tournament
  • Pups Save the Baby Dragons
  • Rescue Knights Break the Ice
  • Pups Save the Bone in the Stone

My favorite episode is when the Pups have to save baby dragons from Claw in Pups Save the Baby Dragons. When Claw steals some baby dragons, the pups must really follow their motto, “No rescue is too big, no pup knight is too small!” because the baby dragons are bigger than the pups. This means is will take a team to rescue the babies and return them to their mommy. Let me just say, when babies are involved, nothing goes as planned.

Pups Save the Baby Dragons is my favorite episode because the dragons are so cute and I love the teamwork to get the babies back to their momma. Using their new machines, their brains, and, of course, the baby dragons, they work hard to rescue and return the adorable flying fire breathing bundles of joy. If you have never seen a pup ride a dragon, get ready for that to be crossed off your bucket list.

With Baby Dragons, high flying adventures, epic rescues and a fantasy like theme, I truly love this episode collection! PAW Patrol: Rescue Knights continues the themes we have come to love such as teamwork and problem solving in a brand new way. wrapped up with dragons, knighthood, and rescues. I give it five stars!

In anticipation of PAW Patrol: Rescue Knights coming to DVD, Nickelodeon has given all their fans a great way to celebrate the release with a fun DIY Rescue Knights Castle Cupcake recipe. With just a few ingredients, fans can be creating their own kingdom in no time.

Ingredients needed:

  • Cupcake mix in your choice of flavor
  • white icing
  • food dye (green, blue, and red)
  • Silver sprinkles
  • silver candy dust
  • sugar cones
  • gold fondant
  • toothpicks
  • dog bone candies
  • printable PAW Patrol Flag template

To get the recipe, click the image below and download the image. Then print, create, and enjoy!

PAW Patrol: Rescue Knights DVD #Giveaway!

PAW Patrol: Rescue Knights is coming to DVD June 7th, 2022 featuring everyone’s favorite Rescue Pups. This time their adventures take them on a knight’s quest as the rescue Dragons, use new Dragon Knight Vehicles, and dawn amazing Dragon Knight armor. Each episode is all about protecting a kingdom, the residence, and any friendly creature within the realm.

The episodes included in the DVD are:

  • Quest for the Dragon’s Tooth
  • Pups Save a Dozing Dragon
  • Pups Save a Tournament
  • Pups Save the Baby Dragons
  • Rescue Knights Break the Ice
  • Pups Save the Bone in the Stone

In anticipation of the PAW Patrol: Rescue Knights coming to DVD, SKGaleana is hosting a fun DVD Giveaway! Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter for a chance to win the most epic DVD! Comment, post, share, and follow to earn more entries and increase your chance of winning. Many will enter only one will win! Goodluck!

Contest ends June/24/2022

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