Cinderella is Arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack!

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Arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere September 15th is the new modern classic of Cinderella.

Disney’s beloved and empowering fairy-tale is told in a new beautiful and magical way with live action people and animals. This new Cinderella movie shines with imagination and magic. Where a young woman from humble beginnings can find true love in the worst circumstances, as her evil stepmother will stop at nothing to make Cinderella a slave in her own house. But with faith and help from some animal friends her dreams of a better life may just come true.

The Blu-Ray combo pack will feature several Bonus features:

    • A Fairy Tale Comes to Life Filmmakers and cast reflect on Cinderella’s enduring power, and the joys and challenges of bringing this iconic tale to life.
    • Costume Test Fun See the work of Academy Award-winning® Costume Designer Sandy Powell (The Aviator, 2004) and share some lighthearted moments with the cast.
    • Staging The Ball
    • You’re invited behind the scenes for the making of the Palace Ball sequence, including its spectacular set, stunning costumes and more. It’s a lavish and massive undertaking…and a magical day on set.
    • Ella’s Furry Friends
    • Discover how the movie’s animal stars honed their memorable performances.
    • Alternate Opening: Ella’s Childhood
    • View moments from Ella’s idyllic childhood that do not appear in the movie. With an introduction by Director Kenneth Branagh.
    • Frozen Fever It’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever – but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.

*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer

Check out the Alternate Opening – Ella’s Childhood from Disney’s Cinderella now before the Blu-Ray release to get a sneak peek at some of the bonus features.

As an added bonus I have included the Cindrella treat bag I created with the beautiful glass slippers featured in this movie. Absolutely gorgeous.

These printables are free. If you download them please consider donating. I love to make and share printables with my readers and any amount helps.

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With over 12 Minutes of Additional Scenes, Including an Alternate Opening, Plus the “Frozen Fever” Theatrical Short!

SYNOPSIS: Celebrate Disney’s “Cinderella,” a modern classic that shines with beauty, imagination…and magic! Despite being mistreated by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly – magic becomes reality!

CAST: Cate Blanchett as Stepmother (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”), Lily James as Cinderella (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), Richard Madden (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as Prince, Stellan Skarsgård (Marvel’s: “The Avengers,” “Thor”) as Grand Duke, Holliday Grainger (“Jane Eyre”) as Anastasia, Derek Jacobi (“The King’s Speech,” “Underworld: Evolution”) as King, and Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The King’s Speech”)

HP Sponsors Free Disney Princes Party Printables

disney Princess Party Printables sponsored by HP

HP, the ink and printer company, has sponsored the most beautiful collection of Disney Princess printables, crafts and recipes on And when I say beautiful I mean it is an absolutely elegant and fabulous collection. They have thought of everything to make A Disney Princess Party a success!

To quote and HP,

Print, glue, cut, and bake a beautiful Disney Princess party with your little ones. We’ve created everything you need to throw a Disney Princess party, with crafts, recipes, and printables inspired by Rapunzel, Aurora, Jasmine, Ariel, and Belle.

Check out their marvelous YouTube video and let your imagination soar.

The printables include beautiful decorations and recipes that no inspiring princess can refuse.

  • The Gorgeous Birthday Banner features a tiara emblem and two doves with the banner shimmering beautiful pastel colors of teal, gold, rose, lavender, and sea green.
  • The Place Cards are decorated with an emblem from each of the five featured Disney Princesses in matching colors.
    • Ariel – A Seashell (sea green)
      Belle – A Rose (Gold)
      Jasmine – A Lamp (Teal)
      Aurora – A Tiara (Rose)
      Rapunzel – A Sun (lavender)
  • The Quote Posters can be framed or displayed in several different locations to give the party a Disney Princess flare. There are five designs for each of the five featured princesses with their emblem and color.
    • Ariel – :Life in the bubbles”
      Belle – “I want adventure in the great wide somewhere”
      Jasmine – “it’s all so Magical”
      Aurora – “If you dream a thing more than once it is sure to come true”
      Rapunzel – “Live Your Dream”
  • The Disney Princess Invitations and Thank you cards are a beautiful combination of each princess’s colors and logo. Each card needs to be filled out with the appropriate information desired, leaving it to us to create our very own unique invitations and thank you cards.
  • The Disney Princess Party Chair Applique are a Logo from each of the featured Princesses in their matching colors. Simply follow the instructions with a little tulle or fabric and every chair at the party will be an elegant throne.
  • Rapunzel’s Cupcake Paint Palette is a great way for party guests to decorate their desserts, using cupcakes as their canvas and sprinkles as their paint.
  • Aurora’s Blue and Pink Cupcakes reenact the dress-making scene with cupcakes. Should it be Blue, Pink, or Green…Perhaps a Swirl?
  • Ariel’s Oyster Pearl Cookies are under the sea delights with a cute candy pearl
  • Jasmine’s Gem Goblets are Arabian goblets perfect for serving the royal drinks
  • Belle’s Enchanted Paper Rose is the perfect magical tabletop decoration. Just be careful not to touch it. We don’t need a beast destroying the party.
  • All of these printables crafts and recipes are free to download and use to help make the most perfect Disney Princess Party ever! Simply click the images below to download the printables or get the instructions for the crafts and recipes.

    Birthday Banner
    HP Place Cards
    Quote Posters
    Thank You Cards
    Chair Applique
    Rapunzel’s Cupcake Paint Palette
    Aurora’s Blue and Pink Cupcakes
    Ariel’s Oyster Pearl Cookies
    Jasmine’s Gem Goblets
    Belle’s Enchanted Paper Rose
    For more information and Disney Princess Printables see

    Here are some other items from to help create the effect such as napkins, table covers, and more!

    Celebrate Father’s Day With These Disney Junior Cards

    Sometimes Father’s Day cards can be tough to pick out for the little one in the family. What best describes their love for their dad? This year Disney Junior makes it a little more simple with free printable Father’s Day cards and pins. Go out of this world on a galactic adventure with Miles from Tomorrowland or travel the seas in search of fun with Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Each series has two father’s Day cards worth giving to any space adventurer or seafaring dad.

    Free Disney Junior Fathers Day Printable Cards

    Miles from Tomorrowland features two galactic Father’s Day cards reading:

  • Dad, My love for you is even bigger than Jupiter. Happy Father’s Day
  • Dad, You’re out of this world. Happy Father’s Day
  • Jake and the Neverland Pirates features two nautical Father’s Day Cards reading:

  • Yo Ho, Who is the best dad in the world? … You Arrrrr! Happy Father’s Day (shaped like a boat)
  • Dad, You’re a real treasure. Happy Father’s Day
  • There are also two Mickey Mouse Club House Pins that make excellent creative Father’s Day Cards. Print, Create, and let him wear them all day.

    Don’t forget to tell him who the Dad of the year is with the printable “Dad of the year award.”

    These printables are free to download. Click the images below and save the PDF to your computer. Then Simply print and create for Tons of Father’s Day Fun.

    Disney Junior Father’s Day Printables
    Miles from Tomorrowland card 1
    Miles from Tomorrowland card 2
    fathers day mickey mouse pin
    Jake and the Neverland Pirates card 1
    Jake and the Neverland Pirates card 2
    fathers day mickey mouse clubhouse pin
    Dad of the Year Award

    Patriotic Red, White & Blue Fruit Parfait Recipe

    Salute the Red, White, and Blue with the mouth watering berry and yogurt Patriotic Fruit Parfait from With very few ingredients, this no-bake dessert features red and blue berries and a delicious yogurt of your choosing. it is the perfect healthy and fresh finish to any BBQ party or 4th of July celebration.

    Patriotic Fruit Parfait Recipe

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    I find the best berries for the recipe are strawberries and blueberries. Any berry works as long as they are red and blue, but there is something delicious about dipping strawberries into Greek Yogurt…NOM!

    To make this recipe, follow the directions below. I have also included a link where you can purchase the Clear Plastic Champagne Toasting Flutes Glasses. This recipe will also work in small Mason jars to help give your party that rustic feel. In fact, I am sure you can layer these items in any cute vessel and the food will still taste extraordinary. Pick something that matches your party’s vibe and run with it.

    Patriotic Red, White & Blue Fruit Parfait Recipe
    Items needed:

  • Clear Plastic Champagne Toasting Flutes Glasses
  • Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. of low-fat vanilla yogurt or your favorite Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract or 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 oz. frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed
  • 3 cups fresh raspberries and/or cut-up fresh strawberries
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • Directions:
    1. In a large bowl, stir together yogurt and almond extract or vanilla.
    2. Fold in whipped topping.
    3. Alternate layers in the champagne flute of the berries with layers of yogurt mixture.
    4. Cover each parfait and let chill for up to 1 hour.
    Makes 6 servings

    Happy 4th of July!

    Nick Jr Free Fathers Day Printables, Crafts and Activities

    Sometimes the hardest person to buy for is dad, especially for the younger kids. They have their own ideas of what dad would want, and those ideas usually coincide with new Yo Gabba Gabba! Toys or Dora The Explorer coloring book. Their minds go instantly to what they think dad would want through what they would want. It is cute, they are thinking of dad, but it can be difficult to try and deter them from the toys. Nick Jr. has fixed this problem with a great line of Father’s Day Printables featuring their favorite Cartoon characters! Now the little ones can join in on the fun and create something amazing for dad.

    Free Nick Jr Fathers day Printables

    There are so many ways to celebrate Father’s Day with these great printables! For starters, there is a wonderful Father’s Day banner featuring some of the more iconic characters from the Nick Jr. Have the kids help set it up and watch as their eyes light up when they see characters that they recognize. There are also great gifts like coupon books, frames, and fun fathers day crafts. There are even a few activities that Dad can do with the kids and have fun.

    Don’t forget the Father’s Day card. Have the little one pick out their favorite to give to dad. All it takes is a printer and a little imaginations to have the greatest Father’s Day.

    All of these printables are free to download. Then just print and create! These were found on Nick Jr.’s Printable Father’s Day Page. Click the link to discover even more printables, crafts, and recipes and enjoy hours of fun.

    Nick Jr Fathers Day Printables
    Yo Gabba Gabba! Father’s Day Pop-Up Card
    Milli Father’s Day Card
    Geo Father’s Day Card
    Mike the Knight Father’s Day Card
    Dora’s Printable Father’s Day Card
    Dora’s Colorable Father’s Day Card
    Dora Father’s Day Pop-Up Card
    Bubble Guppies Father’s Day Cards
    Kai-lan’s Father’s Day Pop-Up Card
    Wallykazam King for the Day Crown
    Nick Jr Fathers Day Banner
    Father’s Day Match Up
    Father’s Day Paper Plate Photo Frames
    Fathers day Coupon Book Nick J
    Blue’s Kiss Coupon
    Dora’s Father’s Day Album
    Dora Food Flags
    Diego Food Flags
    Dad’s Briefcase Brag Book
    Bubble Guppies Things I Love About Dad
    Backyardigans Dad’s Day Story

    Free Printable Arrow Bookmarks

    I am just gonna put it out there, I am a huge fan of Arrow the TV show. The last season ended in a perfect array of happiness, which for me was epic. Lately, all the books and movies I have been watching and reading have ended with so many of my favorite characters dying, I needed that one glimmer hope. I am so glad Arrow could give me that. Now comes the hardest part…waiting for the next season.

    Since Stephen Amell will be portraying Casey Jones in the next Ninja Turtles movie, it may be a while before the next season is produced and released. Therefore, I have created a little something that all us arrow fans can take with us to keep the series close as we wait. Like I said, I read a lot of books, so I figured bookmarks would be the best way to sport my Arrow fandom.

    These bookmarks are designed after the Arrow cubeecraft I created. (To grab the free printable paper craft, scroll to the bottom of this post and click the cubeecraft image.)

    The bookmarks feature a block design of Arrow himself, a view of his mask, and his quiver. They are free to download. Click the image and save the PDF to your computer. Then it is simple to print and create. These Arrow bookmarks will not fail your books. They will save your location with pride and geekiness.

    While these are free to download, I do accept donations to help keep the hobby alive. Simply click the paypal button to send a $5.00 donation. This is not a requirement, just a simple request if you find they are worth a donation. ENJOY!

    $5.00 USD

    Arrow Bookmarks by SKGaleana

    The arrow Cubeecraft mentioned above can be found on my blog by clicking the image below.
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    Father’s Day Chocolaty Super Dad Cupcakes Recipe

    Super Dad Cupcakes

    They say the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Meaning, give him some delicious treats and he will love you for life. I don’t know who “they” are, but I do know it works with my father. I get the biggest welcoming smile when I bake cupcakes just for him. If it works with my father, I am sure it will work with others. So why not bake the father’s day gift this year and give all the dads what they really want..CUPCAKES.

    Of course we can make it extra special by adding Super dad Cupcake toppers and wrappers. Let him know he is a SUPER DAD.

    The Father’s Day Chocolaty Super Dad Cupcakes Recipe are a yummy chocolate cupcake with a blue buttercream and hazelnut frosting topped with a super dad cupcake topper. Follow the instructions below to make some super cupcakes.

    Chocolaty Super Dad Cupcakes

  • Toothpicks
  • Super Dad Cupcake Toppers
  • Super Dad Cupcake wrappers
  • Tape or glue
  • Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, soft
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Milk
  • blue food coloring
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, diced
  • Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place Baking Cups in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
    2. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; set aside.
    3. In small bowl, mix boiling water and cocoa until dissolved.
    4. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Beat 2 more minutes.
    5. Beat in vanilla and egg until blended.
    6. On low, alternatively add flour mixture and cocoa mixture, beating just until blended.
    7. Divide batter among muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes.
    8. Remove from pan and let cool completely.

    1. Using a mixer, cream butter
    2. add vanilla
    3. slowly add powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time. Make sure it is mixed well after each addition
    4. add 1 tsp of milk at a time until desired consistency.
    5. add blue food coloring 1 drop at a time. Mix well after each addition to get to desired color.
    6. stir in hazelnuts
    7. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.

    1. Cut out the cupcake toppers and glue or tape them to the toothpicks
    2. Top each cupcake with a Super Dad Cupcake Topper.
    3. Display and enjoy!

    Super Dad Cupcake toppers and wrappers are needed for the cupcake to look Super! They can be purchased and downloaded from my etsy store or You can send me $7.50 via paypal and I will email the toppers and wrappers within 48 hours. There are 12 super dad toppers (6 of each design) on a 1 page PDF and 2 cupcake wrappers on a 1 page PDF. Print as many pages as you need to decorate all your cupcakes.

    Cupcake toppers
    Cupcake wrappers
    Super Dad Cupcake Toppers image SKGaleana

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    These cupcake toppers are for personal use only and they may not be shared or forwarded. They cannot be used commercially or for profit. This is an Instant download so there is no shipping charges. Fast and easy. If you have any questions please ask before purchasing. Read our Terms and Policies for more information.

    4th of July Strawberry and Stripes Cake Decor

    Show pride in our country and celebrate our independence day with’s beautiful 4th of July Strawberry and Stripes Cake. This delicious DIY cake decoration has strawberries and blueberries arranged to capture the essence of the American Flag represents. While it may not contain all 50 stars or all 13 stripes, it will give off that 4th of July independence day vibe with colors of red, white and blue. Add it to your next barbecue for a delicious dessert and a wonderful conversation piece.

    Trivia: What do the 50 stars and 13 stripes on the American Flag represent? The answer is at the bottom of this blog post.

    Strawberry and Stripes Cake Recipe

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    This recipe doesn’t include a cake recipe. It requires an already baked 9 x 13 inch rectangular cake. Below are the ingredients and items needed to create the Strawberry and Stripes Cake. Follow the instructions on how to decorate the cake for best results. However, this is a DIY project and anything similar can be done. For example, replace the strawberries with another red fruit, like raspberries, and still pull off the American Flag image. It can then be called Raspberries and Stripes Cake. Cherries or red grapes could also make a great substitution.

    Strawberry and Stripes Cake Decoration Instructions
    Items and ingredients needed:

  • A rectangular 9 x 13 cake (your choice of flavors)
  • Cake Tray
  • White Whipped topping
  • 48 blueberries + extra for the base
  • 36 strawberry halves
  • The amount of berries listed is a general estimate. The amount of blueberries and strawberries is relative to the size of the berries. If the berries are small you will need more of them to complete the Strawberry and Stripes Cake flag.


      1. Frost the entire cake with the White Whipped Topping.
      2. In the Upper left hand corner place 48 blueberries in a rectangle. Place 8 blueberries across and place 6 down, evenly spaced apart (see image).
      3. Start at the end of the top line of the blueberries. Place strawberry halves down into the frosting in a straight line across the cake. Conitnue this patter right below the first line of strawberries to form the stripes of the American flag. there will be about 6 lines depending on the size of the strawberries.
      4. Add extra blueberries around the sides of the cake to add a little festive decor..
      5. Display and enjoy!

    Serve these yummy pieces of cake in the perfect printable dish. It may be called a hot dog holder, but it can be used for any inspired 4th of July food! They can be purchased from my etsy store or send me $4.00 via paypal and I will email the hot dog holder within 48 hours. This one page PDF features one DIY patriotic food holder. Print as many pages as you need for all of your guests.

    Patriotic Hot Dog Holder SKGaleana

    These hot dog holders are for personal use only and they may not be shared or forwarded. They cannot be used commercially or for profit. This is an Instant download so there is no shipping charges. Fast and easy. If you have any questions please ask before purchasing. Read our Terms and Policies for more information.

    Trivia: What do the 50 stars and 13 stripes on the American Flag represent?
    Answer: the 50 stars represent the 50 states that make up the United States of America. The 13 stripes that alternate in red and white represent the first 13 colonies.

    Disneynature Monkey Kingdom On Digital HD, DMA and Blu-ray


    From the Studio behind CHIMPANZEE and BEARS, comes Monkey Kingdom narrated by Tina Fey! This breathtaking feature film will be on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) and Blu-ray Combo Pack September 15th, 2015.

    Monkey Kingdom is a spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, finds her world forever changed when she welcomes her son Kip into her colorful extended family. As Maya strives to keep Kip safe through unexpected and sometimes perilous adventures, amazing footage captures all the magic and surprises of their magnificent world. Maya and her family will make you laugh and warm your heart as she realizes her dreams for her son’s future.

    Grab a copy of Monkey Kingdom from to watch this amazing adventure. For every Digital and Blu-ray Combo Pack sold during first-week of sales, Disneynature will make a donation to Conservation International in your honor to help protect endangered species in their natural habitat, supporting conservation project across Indonesia, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.

    As an added bonus Disney is giving all DisneyNature Fans a wonderful 3 part package of printables featuring activities, facts and more about the Monkey Kingdom. ‘
    You will find:

  • Termite Origami
  • Monkey Shadow Puppet
  • Monkey Mask
  • Word search
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Conservation Catcher (Like a fortune teller or cutie catcher)
  • Educational guide for grade 2-6
  • Worksheets
  • That is over 120 pages of fun and facts!

    Monkey Kingdom Free Printables

    To download the free printables click the links below and save the PDFs to your computer. Then just print and create for hours of family fun or for the perfect lessons about Monkeys.

    23-Page Family Activity Pack – Includes Shadow Puppet, Termite Origami, Monkey Mask and more!

    74-Page Educator’s Guide – Includes 74 pages of lessons and activities for grades 2-6

    27-PageBlack and White Students Guide – 27 pages of activities for the students

    A New Dragon is to Debut on DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge

    Dreamworks Drangons Race to the Edge

    Starting June 26th, 2015 Netflix is releasing a whole new How to Train Your Dragon series called “Dragons: Race to the Edge.” Hiccup, toothless, Astrid, Fishlegs, Snotlout, Tuffnut, and Ruffnut will discover new artifacts and new dragons including one called Death Song. Personally I think the Death Song Looks like a beautiful butterfly. That is until I learned what the beautiful monstrosity is capable of…shiver.

    Death Song dragon

    Check out the brand new sneak peek of the, “Death Song” and its horrific abilities. No, it has nothing to do with oily fish and bad mutton and everything to do with trapping dragons in an amber rock substance. When a mysterious song lures the dragons (and their riders!) to a remote island they find themselves in fatal danger. The discovery of a new dragon species, aptly named “Death Song,” imperils them all!

    Check out another sneak peek of this upcoming series on my blog here: DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge. It has an Indiana Jones vibe and tells a little more about the “Dragons: Race to the Edge” story.

    Be sure to watch this new series on Netflix making it’s debut June 26th, 2015.