Paw Patrol Rubble on the Double DVD Giveaway

Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series PAW Patrol (produced by Spin Master Entertainment) is coming out with a new DVD on January 19, 2021 called Paw Patrol: Rubble on the Double! This brand new DVD will hold a collection of nine episode all featuring a construction theme. It will also shine a spotlight on fan-favorite pup Rubble and it will even include a flashback of how he became a member of the PAW Patrol

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The nine episodes included are:

  • Pups Get a Rubble
  • Pups Save the Beavers
  • Pups Save Three Little Pigs
  • Pups Save the Hippos
  • Pups Save a Cow
  • Pups Find a Genie
  • Pups and the Beanstalk
  • Pups Save Apollo
  • Pups Save the Woof and Roll Show

Grab a copy of Paw Patrol: Rubble on the Double from Amazon.com (affiliate link) or use the rafflecopter form below and enter for a chance to win a copy on DVD. Many will enter, only one will win! Good Luck!

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The War With Grandpa is Fun and Hilarious

1….2….3….4…. I declare a prank war! To be more precise, the war is actually The War with Grandpa. Starring some top names in the movie industry, Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin, and Christopher Walken, the War With Grandpa is old school vs new school. We get to watch this war because it is now available on Digital and Blu-ray Combo.

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I received the chance to watch and review The War With Grandpa and here is what I thought.

Based on Robert Kimmel Smith’s multi-award-winning beloved children’s book, The War With Grandpa becomes a live-action movie full of laughter and fun for the holidays. With an amazing cast and award-winning story, the movie brings out the smiles in their audience. I know I was smiling, awww-ing, and laughing throughout the movie.

The War With Grandpa is about a boy named Peter dealing with…well actually he is struggling to deal with a new live-in relative, his grandpa. The worst part is, his grandpa is taking his room. Frustrated with the situation, Peter declares a wat. Determined to push grandpa out the door, Peter, with the help from his friends, begins his prank apocalypses.

Let me put a warning in here: This is a family friendly movie filled with adorable family moments, lessons, and humor. However, if you have a child that loves to copy what he/she sees in films, this movie may not be for them. There are a lot of pranks in this film ranging from innocent tricks to more dangerous capers. For example, we have the ever popular shaving cream antics but it escalates to a snake in a bed and even the misuse of a life alert. If Home Alone is too much, I would say this movie is also too much for specific children. Parental Guidance and even a pre-watch is a must.

I will admit, even with all the crazy pranks, I wanted more. I wanted to see this war become an all out dug-trench, head to head, destructive antihalation of the two as each character attempts to top the last prank. The movie doesn’t feel like it is lacking, but I just wanted more hijinks. If one is going to make a movie with War in the title, I expect an all out battle.

The battle that does ensue features several pranks that are predictable and cliché, but the film also includes several pranks that I have never seen before. I have never really used a record player, so the prank of making a record fly around the room made me laugh so hard. Is it possible to actually concoct a prank like that and make it work? I have no idea. However, the prank was overly exaggerated and extremely fun to watch.

I think “overly exaggerated and extremely fun” is a great description of the film. The pranks are predictable but fun to watch. With the over exaggerating reactions and acting, it is simply a time killing film of hilariousness. If you are looking for something poetic, artistically brilliant, or containing a script that will make the world change, find something different to watch. The War With Grandpa is simply a fun film that will make the audience laugh, and I like that. I give it 5 stars.

You can buy The War With Grandpa from Amazon.com (affiliate link) ir you can enter for a chance to win a Blu-ray combo pack on my blog. SImply click the image below, scroll to the bottom of the page, and complete the required tasks on the rafflecopter form. Many will enter only one will win@ Good Luck!

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Gingerbread House Gate Recipe and Instructions

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous season 2 premieres exclusively on Netflix January 22, 2021! That means the one month countdown to season 2 starts today! I can hardly wait. The first season was epic!

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In anticipation of the release of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous season 2, we can celebrate the holidays by creating our very own Jurassic World Gingerbread Gates! The PDF below contains printable templates and instructions on how to support and build these Jurassic World gates. simply click the image below to download the PDF and begin the baking fun!

I have included the recipe from the PDF below so that you can get a sneak peek of the ingredients and items needed.

Gingerbread Gate

  • Difficulty: easy
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Jurassic World Gingerbread Gates


Credit for Gingerbread Gate Design: https://popcornerreviews.com/

Ingredients

    Ginger bread cookies
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 5 cup flour, plus extra for dusting
  • Royal Icing
  • 3 tbso meringue powder
  • 4 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water (divided) – 1/4 cup for the icing base and remainder to reach desired consistency
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Food coloring (red, yellow, brown, black, green and more)
  • Supplies
  • Small, round icing tips
  • Icing Bags
  • Paring knife
  • Wax Paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookie Stencils (print and cutout)
  • Large baking sheet

Directions

  1. Prepare the Gingerbread cookie dough by combining all of the ingredients in a large bowl, adding the flour gradually until combined.
  2. Cover the dough and chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours
  3. Once the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
  4. Roll out a large piece of dough to 1/4 in thickness directly onto a baking sheet. Use the stencils to cut out the shapes with a paring knife. Bale for 17-19 min (until firm and dark brown around the edges).
  5. Prepare the royal icing by mixing the meringue powder, powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1/2 cup warm water until combined.
  6. Follow the instructions in the provided PDF to make each Gingerbread cookie

Delicious Gingerbread Cookie Recipe and Decoration Instructions from Nickelodeon!

Christmas is two days away, the kids are home, and a happy chaos is echoing through the house. It is a great opportunity to sit the family down and watch some Nickelodeon favorites to celebrate the holidays! In anticipation of the coming of Christmas, Nickelodeon shared these delicious Gingerbread Decoration Instructions! We can learn how to make Blue and Josh’s house out of gingerbread and how to turn regular gingerbread cookies into our favorite Nickelodeon characters.

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To get started, make the gingerbread cookie dough using the recipe provided below. Once it is rolled to 1/4 inch thick, use the template to cut out Blue’s house shape and use cookie cutters to create the following shapes:

  • Bow
  • bone
  • football
  • gingerbread man
  • paw print
  • Star
  • Square
  • House (use template)

Once all the shapes have been punched in the dough, bake according to instructions. After the cookies have cooled, start the decorating. Be sure to click and download the instructions below to learn how to decorate all the Nickelodeon cookies

Gingerbread House

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Nick Gingerbread recipes.


Credit for Gingerbread House Design: asthebunnyhops.com

Ingredients

    Ginger bread cookies
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 5 cup flour, plus extra for dusting
  • Royal Icing
  • 3 tbso meringue powder
  • 4 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water (divided) – 1/4 cup for the icing base and remainder to reach desired consistency
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Food coloring (red, yellow, brown, black, green and more)
  • Supplies
  • Small, round icing tips
  • Icing Bags
  • Paring knife
  • Wax Paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookie Stencils (print and cutout)
  • Large baking sheet

Directions

  1. Prepare the Gingerbread cookie dough by combining all of the ingredients in a large bowl, adding the flour gradually until combined.
  2. Cover the dough and chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours
  3. Once the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
  4. Roll out a large piece of dough to 1/4 in thickness directly onto a baking sheet. Use the stencils to cut out the shapes with a paring knife. Bale for 17-19 min (until firm and dark brown around the edges).
  5. Prepare the royal icing by mixing the meringue powder, powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1/2 cup warm water until combined.
  6. Follow the instructions in the provided PDF to make each Gingerbread cookie

Marble Cake Pops Recipe Inspired by The War With Grandpa

The War With Grandpa is available now on Digital and on Blu-ray and DVD December 22nd! To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of The War With Grandpa we’re excited to share this tasty recipe to add some fun to your holiday treat table. Ring in the holiday season with these festive Marble Cake Pops!

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With just a few ingredients and supplies, these cake pops are easy to make and delicious to eat. The supplies needed are:

  • 9-imch round vanilla cake
  • 3-5 tbsp. of vanilla frosting
  • White candy melts
  • red candy melts
  • cookie dough scoop
  • 9-inch candy treat sticks
  • cake pop stand
  • baking sheet

To get the recipe and the instructions click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then simply print and create!

After grabbing the recipe, be sure to go and enter for a chance to win The War with Grandpa on Blu-tau combo. Or buy it from Amazon.com (affiliate link).

Celebrate the Holidays with Nickelodeon and Their Printable Holiday Cards!

Hanukkah is here and Christmas came early for all us Nickelodeon fans! Many of our favorite shows are on DVD this holiday season! From Spongebob Squarepants to Paw Patrol, our holidays are filled with fun adventures. To help us celebrate the holidays, Nickelodeon released adorable holiday cards that we’re so excited to share ! The kids will love filling them out and using them as gift tags or sending them to all their friends and relatives.

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The Characters included in these 8 printable holiday cards are:

  • Patrick
  • Spomgebob
  • Paw Patrol
  • Hey Arnold
  • Blue’s Clues
  • Jojo

To download simply click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print, cutout, and fill in the info to make your holidays filled with fun!

Be sure to check out Nickelodeon’s DVD holiday collections on Amazon.com (affiliate link)

The War With Grandpa Blu-Ray Combo Giveaway!

It’s the wise guy vs the pint size when Robert De Niro gears up for an epic prank battle in this heartfelt family comedy now available to own for the first time on digital and available on Blu-ray December 22 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. When Grandpa comes to live with his daughter and grandson Peter, a begrudged boy looks for ways to cause havoc in his grandpa’s life. He didn’t expect retaliation which leads to an all out prank war. Old School vs New School, who will win?

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about The War With Grandpa:

Sixth-grader Peter (Fegley) is pretty much your average kid—he likes gaming, hanging with his friends and his beloved pair of Air Jordans. But when his recently widowed grandfather Ed (De Niro) moves in with Peter’s family, the boy is forced to give up his most prized possession of all, his bedroom. Unwilling to let such an injustice stand, Peter devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa Ed won’t go without a fight. Soon, the friendly combatants are engaged in an all-out war with side-splitting consequences.

Alongside De Niro and Fegley is a top-notch cast including Academy Award® nominee Uma Thurman (Kill Bill series, Pulp Fiction), Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street, “Modern Family”), Cheech Marin (Cars series, Coco), Golden Globe® winner Jane Seymour (Wedding Crashers, “Jane the Virgin”), Laura Marano (Lady Bird, “Austin & Ally”) and Academy Award® winner Christopher Walken (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can) that bring even more laughs throughout the mischievously funny and charming film. From director Tim Hill (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, “SpongeBob SquarePants”) with a script by Tom J. Astle (Get Smart, Failure to Launch) and Matt Ember (Get Smart, Epic), THE WAR WITH GRANDPA is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

With the purchase of THE WAR WITH GRANDPA on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards special rewards via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, signed collectables, box sets, win exclusive prizes and more! For FREE registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.

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A Craft Fair Had An Item that Brought Back Fun Ski Memories

I found the perfect decoration to put on my door for the holidays this year and every year after! I was at my final craft fair of the year selling some of my crochet goods when I saw a booth by Wood and Glass Creations selling adorable skis from reclaimed wood. I had to have them! Not only were they absolutely adorable, but skis also have a significant meaning in my home. Let me tell you why with a wonderful winter story that actually happened.

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Many years ago, when I was still in grade school, my family took a trip to Eaglecrest, a ski resort in Juneau, Alaska.  It has different levels of difficulty from the bunny hill being one of the easiest to Ptarmigan being one of the hardest.

As a family we decided since no one had really ever been on skis that we would take lessons.  My mom, who doesn’t even like to read instructions, found this idea tedious.  I mean, how hard can it be to glide downhill? But since the whole family was together and enjoying the snow, she reluctantly took a lesson. 

The first lesson was basically: this is how you put your skis on, this is how you stand, and this is how you stop. It was all pretty easy and mundane for a woman who balances like an Olympic gymnasts.  But, since the lesson was paid for, she completed the pizza stop technique before bailing. 

Now, my mom has never, and I mean never done anything the constitutes as “the safer route”.  Her main goal has always been go big or go home.  So after her first and might I add only lesson, she looked at the bunny hill and scoffed.  With so many newbies and kids skiing on the bunny hill, my mom obviously found this hill thrill-less .  Each level of difficulty looked unappealing and a waste of valuable ski time.  And let’s face it, the adrenaline rush seemed non-existent.  That is, until she hears just how amazing Ptarmigan is. 

Before she can even second guess her decision, she hops on the ski lift and makes her way to the top of expert ridge. Through what I have heard and the legends that were shared after, her downhill mastery went something like this:

After leaving the ski lift and glancing around for only a second, my mom, never changed her decision to commence with her downward motion. If anything, the determination pulsing from her body made the mountain tremble. This was gonna be a good day to fly. 

With her adrenaline pumping, my mom left the edge and began her amazing journey through the snow.  With each second she rocketed down the mountain faster.  The bodies of other skiers are left almost standing still.  Their only mark in her path is the sound of a whoosh as she quickly passes by their stagnant bodies. 

I should note that her one and only lesson never taught her how to move while on skis.  She never learned the back and forth motion, to do a wave upon the snow. Instead, my mom had become one with her skis, gliding across a cloud as she raced to the bottom with ease.  Her smile crossed the distance of the valley as she screamed to herself in excitement. That is, until a blip formed in her path.  Ahead she spied a small dip in the snow like a tiny ditch.  Realizing her lesson never taught her to turn, she crouched her body a bit more for better aerodynamics and figured she would fly over the tiny hole.

When I say mistakes were made, it is an understatement. My mom’s whole day had become a series of unfortunate events leading up to this one massive life changing occurrence. 

My mom hit that hole at nearly the speed of sound and the sonic boom of her hit made the world pause.  The whooshing sounds stopped, the air stood still, and for a brief moment,, all eyes were glued to her. At that pivotal moment when she expected to soar over the snow like an eagle in flight, her skis lodged into the snow drift and came to a dead stop. The most epic depiction of how a slingshot works then ensued as she was launched from her skis. Some might be thinking that this is an exaggeration to add a bit of intense drama to the scene, but let me assure you, I seriously mean she was launched like a rocket. The energy and forward motion of her nonstop downhill momentum had no where to go but into shooting her from her skis and launching her forward parallel to the snow covered ground.  Friction became a theory as she literally broke all barriers of natural laws.  I can only image her as a cartoon character as she flew head first downhill, her cheeks must have been peeling back to her skull. 

I am not sure if she had the events unfold in slow motion,, while her adrenalin rush peaked to maximum, or if it happened so fast that all she remembers is the flight.  I do know that she eventually sticks the landing and tumbles to a not so welcomed stop. And then all went black. Her body sprawled out in the classic accident pose and she can no longer recall about a minute of her life. It was left in the frozen water they call snow forever

Thankfully, rescuers were not far away.  They must have seen her flying down the mountain and knew they were going to be needed.  My mom awoke from her snow induced coma to find 3 men standing over her asking if she was OK, if she could move, and if she knew where she was.  In the distance, another rescuer was in a tree shouting he had found a pole while another was far off up the mountain screaming he found her skis.
You would think at this moment, she would have accepted the assistance to make it down the mountain.  But nooo, not my mom.  Embarrassed and frustrated with the situation she grabs her equipment from the rescuers, puts them back on, and resumes her death defying run down. In the wind she hears one rescuer call out,  “a woman after my own heart, she knows how to take a fall”.

Later the mistakes were felt as the injuries sustained reared their ugly head.  A sprained neck, massive bruises, and a doctor insisting she remain in bed for 3 days.  Normally, she would have defied the doctors orders but when one goes from having a beautifully long neck to no neck at all, listening to a doctor seems wise.  

This event is now forever carved into the memories of every member of my family. So when I found these adorable skis, it seemed appropriate to display her iconic ski trip on the door for years to come. I love craft fairs!

Merry Christmas to all this holiday season!

Free Coloring Page featuring La Grande from Disney’s Princess Palace Pets

Thanks to an awesome fan, Marissa G., I found out that not all the Disney Palace Pets had been turned into epic coloring pages. Not only did she provide the information needed so that I can create the La Grande coloring page, she was also an awesome cheer squad. With the go team go mentality, I put the pedal to the metal and began making the coloring page of La Grande.

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La Grande Story and details:

La Grande was a birthday present to Cinderella from the king (Prince Charming’s father). She is a buttercream corgi puppy with a lighter face and chest, and dark brown nose. It has pale pink cheeks and inner-ear to match its long tail. It wears a blue bow on its tail, a crown, and a blue collar to match its eyes. (disneyprincesspalace-pets.fandom.com)

I took a few liberties in making this La Grande coloring page. The image was so small that the details of her jewels were hard to decipher. I hope I still did her justice.

To download The Berry Coloring Page:

  1. Click the image below
  2. Save the PDF to your computer
  3. Print, color and enjoy

Click the image below to find even more printable coloring pages, activities, and games featuring Disney’s Princess Palace Pets.

Printable Dreamworks Holiday Christmas Cards Are Here!

Every year Dreamworks releases a fun set of printable Christmas cards. Thank goodness 2020 is no different. This year the cards feature our favorite characters as babies from their Dreamworks Jr. shows and movies. The eight printable cards feature:

  • Baby Po
  • Baby Shrek
  • Baby Puss
  • Baby Skipper
  • Baby Donkey
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Baby Po and Baby Skipper are my favorites. I am looking at them with the realization that their eyes can easily be replaced with googly eyes! How cute would that be?!

Each Card also features a fun and cute holiday saying:

  • Ska-Doosh It’s the Holidays
  • Happy Holidays All-Star!
  • Meowy Holidays!
  • Thank You!
  • And In the Morning I’m getting presents!
  • Ready for those Holiday Treats
  • Happy Holidays best friend
  • have a purr-fect Holiday!

To get these printable holiday cards click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print, cut them out, and fill them out to give to friends and family.