Parenting Tips from Rooster In The Secret Life of Pets 2

I love The Secret Life of Pets. It is an adorable sneak peek into the lives of our pets…with a nutty adventure as two dogs learn to get along and accept each other. Granted this film is a few years old, but it is still one of my favorites. Thankfully, our sneak peek into the lives of out pets didn’t end with the first film. The Secret Life of Pets 2 debuted on digital August 13, 2019 and will debut on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand August 27, 2019.



Thanks to UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT I received a review copy and was able to watch my favorite pups, Max and Duke, as their world changes in the best and scariest ways.


The Secret Life of Pets 2 is all about the changes Max and Duke must go through when a new member of the family is born. For a dog that doesn’t like kids, he sure loves Liam. In fact Liam means so much to Max that it leads Max to fear the world and stress when his little owner is not around. Duke attempts to help Max relax but the world is a dangerous place and Max must protect his kid.

This gets even more difficult on a farm when the family takes a vacation. Cows, chickens, sheep and the crazy unknown is almost too much for Max, until he meets Rooster. Rooster is my favorite character in The Secret Life of Pets 2 and he is voiced by Harrison Ford. This is Ford’s first ever role in an animated film and he picked the perfect character to voice.

Rooster says it like it is. There is no whining, there is no excuse. In his mind, just do it and get it done. So when Max comes to visit the farm talking about therapists, fear of the unknown, and the possible dangers his kid could be in, Rooster is not impressed. My favorite scene:

Rooster: Hey, what’s that kid doing in the cage? Something wrong with him? He got the fever?
Max: That’s Liam. He likes to run.
Rooster: So let him run.
Max: Well, Liam’s super fast. We blink, and he’s up a tree.
Rooster: So then your kids up a tree. What’s the problem?
Max: Well, he could fall.
Rooster: He might.
Max: And then he hurts himself.
Rooster: Oh, so he got really high up, in this hypothetical tree? Kid gets hurt, he learns not to do it again. You know how many electric cords I’ve chewed?
Max: Like multiple cords?
Rooster: One. It shocked me. I walked backward for a week, but I never chewed a cord again.
Max: Well, that is great for you, and it explains a lot. But I like to protect Liam from everything.
Rooster: Well, that’s you, and you’re wrong.

Secret Life of Pets 2

Talk about summing up the world of parenting in a fun cartoon. I almost spit my drink when I first heard this conversation and I still laugh over the walking backwards part. I truly wish there was more Rooster in the film.

While the scenes with Rooster are my favorite, there is a lot more to The Secret Life of Pets 2 than Rooster and his epic parenting tips. We have the amazing adventures of Superhero Snowball and his sidekick Daisy,, the time Gidget becomes a cat, the wonderful world of catnip, and so much more. The lives of these animals is far from boring. I will admit, I laughed through most of this movie and I think The Secret Life of Pets 2 is just as good as the first.

This movie also comes with two fun short films. The first stars Agnes, Edith, and Margo with our favorite pill shaped characters, the Minions! Now they want to earn scouting badges and go on an outdoor adventure. Except with Minions, nothing is ever easy and their scouting trip involves poisonous berries, bears, and flood.

The second short is about Gidget becoming Super Gidget in order to save the love of her life, Max, from an army of squirrels. Gidget must use all her strength and smarts to stop their dastardly deeds and find some way to get Max back home.

Get a copy Of The Secret Life of Pets 2 August 27 and let the laughing begin.

Avengers: Endgame Iron Man – Inspired Recipe and Craft

Avengers Endgame is available on Digital, 4K, and blu-ray. The final chapter has been released and we all are stunned, saddened, and wondering what will be next. While we wonder, we can enjoy the wonderful recipes and crafts Disney has released to all of us fans. This time the Craft and recipe is inspired by Iron Man.



The recipe is for Iron-Man inspired cheeseburger sliders. .make the patty, slice the vegetables, and place on a bun to create a yummy entree for the whole family. The ingredients required are:

  • tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tso brown sugar
  • 1-2 grinds of black pepper
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Slider buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Sliced Cheese

The Iron Man paper craft contains a template to print, cutout, and assemble. To get the recipe and the paper craft simply click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print and assemble.

Be sure to grab the other fun crafts and recipes inspired by Avengers Endgame from my blog here, featuring Hawk-Eye, Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and The Hulk.

Angry Birds Movie 2 Printable Activities and Crafts

After discovering the deceitful, egg stealing green pigs in the first movie, our flightless feathered friends are back in an all new adventure, Angry Birds Movie 2, which is now playing in theaters. This time Angry Birds and pigs will have to team up against a new threat that puts both islands in danger. Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.



In anticipation of Angry Birds 2 coming to theaters, Sony Pictures has released several printables that we can print and create. There is a DIY pinwheel, DIY Party Popper, Straw Covers, Coloring Pages, and masks. To get these printables click the images below and save the PDFs to your computer. Then print and create for tone of Angry Birds fun.

The Chuck Pinwheel requires the printed template, 1 sheet of construction paper, scissors, straw, pin, and glue. Now we glue the sheets together, cut along the dotted lines, form the pinwheel, and pin it to a straw. With just a little wind, the pinwheel will begin to move almost as fast as Chuck.

Angry Birds Movie 2 DIY craft Ponwheel

The party popper is a fun little craft to share treats that rocket or explode out of tubes. We will need the printed template, ribbons, cracker snaps, scissors, and stuffing of your choice. All we have to do is cut out the template, glue on the cracker snap, roll the template into a tube and tie off each end with a ribbon. Then let the fun begin.

Angry Birds Movie 2 DIY craft party Poppers

Forming an Angry Bird party requires some fun decorations. What better way to decorate than to cover straws with fun Angry Bird Movie 2 images. Simply cut out the circles, cut along the small lines, and slide the straws through the two holes. On a side note, these would also make awesome cupcake toppers or stickers.

Angry Birds Movie 2 DIY craft Straw Covers

The packet below contains 10 fun Angry Birds Movie 2 coloring pages. Simply click the image below, save the PDF, print the pages, and color.

Angry Birds Movie 2 printable coloring pages

The masks are coloring pages as well while also being a fun craft. Puncture holes where indicated, tie strings into the holes, and now we can wear the mask that we have colored.

Angry Birds Movie 2 printable coloring page masks

The Secret Life of Pets 2 Yummy Pet Recipes

This summer is the prefect time to celebrate our pets, and what better way to celebrate our cuddly family companions than with The Secret Life of Pets 2 coming to digital tomorrow and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD Aug 27. This wonderful family fun video explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them and the families that love them, and answers the question that has long intrigued every pet owner: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?



To celebrate, Illumination has released several pet friendly recipes our animals are sure to enjoy:

  • Pops’ Pupsicles,
  • Daisy’s Crockpot Dog Food,
  • Duke’s Doggie Donuts,
  • Captain Snowball’s Super Salad.

The first 3 recipes are for the dogs and Captain Snowball’s Super Salad is for all the superhero rabbits. If you are wondering why there are no recipes for the cats it’s because Chloe probably didn’t want to share them…or Illumination forgot about the cats. I blame Chloe.

To get the recipes click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print and create to make your pets extremely happy…you know…as long as they are a dog or a rabbit.

Avengers Endgame Is a Love/Dislike Movie

The final chapter of the 22 movie MCU series is given a fitting title, Avengers: Endgame.After 11 years, everything we have endured side by side with our favorite characters is coming to an explosive end with a nearly 3 hour cinematic not-to-be-missed story. It is already released on digital but will be on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand Aug. 13.




I will admit, I love/dislike this film. I love the characters, the graphics, the story, the hope, the gains, and the emotions that this final movie managed to induce. It is great to see all of my favorite characters interact as each story line comes to a head and collides to form a cohesive end. I am still teary-eyed that this is the end of the old, however, it looks like it could be the start of something new.

At first we learn how the team has dealt with 50 percent of the animals and humans missing from the planet. It has certainly placed many of our characters into a slump, some more than others…Poor Thor.

Beer Belly Thor

Despite the fact that many of them have had to come to terms with a severe loss in their life, they still show how heroic they are by putting aside their troubles to attempt a one last, all -in move to save the world and the universe from their past failure . The team gets back together!

Of course, the only way to fix the world is to use what destroyed it in the first place, Meaning, once again, the infinity stones are on the list to find. But the only way to do that is time travel. Our heroes must take a trip in the past, which is now their future, so that they can save their future from the past…yeah..that made sense.

In going to the past, it also means that past enemies, past friends and family, and past events will be in the way of their elected quest, and this includes Thanos.

All of their adventures come together in the final scene when Thanos once again threatens the world, and this time, he plans to wipe out all of the terrains. This is where the dislikes come in. But I don’t want to say too much since it would spoil a lot. I know I put a warning above so I will simply say, I don’t like death, especially when it is characters I love. I always feel like the story could have gone another way, where everyone lives and they all stay together.

However, even with my dislike, I still give this movie 5 stars. It really kept my attention through the ups and downs, I laughed and I cried, and it was a fitting conclusion to the 11 year movie series…with the exception of a few things.

Be sure to get all of the fun crafts, printables, and recipes I have posted featuring Avengers Endgame by going to my blog here.

Avengers: Endgame Thor – Inspired Recipe and Craft

Happy THORSday! Avengers Endgame is coming to DVD and Blu-ray Aug 13! To celebrate, we have a new DIY armor and cape craft and a yummy sundae recipe for all the fans to enjoy, this time featuring the god of thunder, Thor..



The Stormbreaker Sundae recipe is a little more complicated then the past Avengers recipes I have shared. it requires creating the Stormbreaker out of fondant, layering treats, and devouring the deliciousness. The ingredients required to make the Syormbreaker Sundae are:

  • Gray fondant
  • Brown fondant’
  • 1/4 cup crushed chocolate cookies
  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tbsp caramel sauce
  • 1/2 golden apple, sliced
  • 2 tbsp chocolate shell sauce
  • Whipped Cream
  • 1 dark cherry

The DIY Armor and cape craft comes with design templates and a how-to guide. Simply click the image below to save the recipe and guide to your computer. Then print and create! Be sure to also get the recipes and crafts for all the other Avengers from my blog (they include Hawkeye, Hulk, Black Widow and Captain America).

Avengers: Endgame Black Widow – Inspired Recipe and Craft

Avengers Endgame is on digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere! It will also be coming to DVD and Blu-ray Aug 13! To celebrate, we have a new DIY craft and yummy recipe for all the fans to enjoy, this time featuring Black Widow (I can’t wait for her solo movie!).



The Meat and Cheese plates are very simple because it is literally pepperoni sticks layered on a cheese spider-web. With only 5 items needed to make, the time it takes to create the recipe is quick and painless…unless some of you are perfectionists like myself. Word of is going to be eaten and destroyed in less than 12 seconds, just get it on the plate.

Black Widow Meat and Cheese plate

The ingredients needed to make the Black Widow Meat and Cheese plates are:

  • Romano Cheese )Brie will also work)
  • 4-5 Mozzarella string cheese sticks
  • Prosciutto
  • Pepperoni sticks
  • Black plates
Black Widow DIY Belt craft

The DIY Black Widow craft turns elastic and foam into a fun Black Widow Belt. Using the template, a glue gun, and some paint, the belt will be ready for and Avengers Adventure!

To get the recipe and the craft, click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print and create to prepare for Avengers Endgame. be sure to also grab the crafts and recipes inspired by Hawkeye, Captain America, and the hulk!

Descendants 3 is on DVD!!!

Continuing the Descendants Saga is Descendants 3, once again featuring Mal, Evie, Carlos,and Jay. This time the group returns to the Isle of the Lost to recruit new students for Auradon Prep. However, this visit leads to a mess load of evil plots, impossible odds, and tough decisions, including the possibility that Villain Kids (VKs) will never leave the Isle of the Lost again. At least all of us fans won’t be locked up in anticipation because Descendants 3 is on DVD today!



By a stroke of luck, I was able to score a review copy.

NOTE; Spoilers are below.

I could write about the music, which I loved, the cast, which I adore, or the story, which has literally become one of my favorites. However, I want to focus on my favorite part of Descendants 3 which is a message that I think many people, young and old, can connect with. In a time where differences of opinion, looks, and even a political stand can turn some of the most normal people to hate and despair, it is wonderful to see a film share that our differences make us who we are. We can cast aside our hatred and work together to make this world great.

Hades trying to leave the Isle of the Lost in Descendants 3

From the start, we have Mal’s fear of Uma, Villain Kids (VKs) fear of a new school, and a country afraid of Villains breaking through the barrier. It certainly doesn’t help when Hades tries to escape the Isle and attacks Mal, sucking her power away on national television. With so much fear, the peace and happiness in Auradon is short lived, especially when a marriage proposal turns a good girl into a villain..

This now bad girl attacks the kingdom by casting a sleeping spell on all who are in Auradon, leaving the VKs and their friends to try and save the day…if possible. However, in order to save the day, anger and hate must be put aside, they must accept each others differences and learn to get along. For Mal and Uma, that is easier said then done, because there is a lot of bad blood between them.

A not so happy Uma

In this movie, however, bad blood is just a word and being rotten to the core is more of a connection then they realize. This means the enemies, Mal and Uma, find a way to work together and save Auradon, which includes an epic fight scene with an army of knights. Actually, this is one of my favorite scenes in the whole movie. With swords, knights, and awesome dance skills to match the perfect fight song, who wouldn’t like it? Check it out below.

If it wasn’t obvious, I absolutely love this film. It is a perfect ending to the Descendants Saga. The music is marvelous, the cast is fantastic, and the message is one that resonates with all. This is amazing and worth every star of the 5 stars.

For those looking for fun activities to go with the Descendants 3 Movies, click the image below. There are recipes, activities, coloring pages, crafts and more!

Avengers: Endgame Captain America – Inspired Recipe and Craft

In celebration of Avengers Endgame being released on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere today, we have another fun recipe and craft! Along with the Hawkeye Pizza Dip appetizer and the Green Hulk Taco entree comes a refreshing summer drink inspired by Captain America. With it’s red, white, and blue colors it s sure to make the Avengers party a hit.



The Captain America Summer sip take very few ingredients but will be a wonderful addition to any meal. Simply layer each ingredient carefully so they don’t mix, and serve. The ingredients needed are:

  • Sparkling Vanilla Soda
  • 1.5 oz Grenadine
  • Ice
  • Glass
  • Blue Sprinkles
  • Fun Straw

After the meal, enjoy a DIY craft to make the Captain’s sheild out of a flying disk. To get the recipe and craft click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print and create to have a fantastic Avengers Endgame celebration!

Captain America Summer sips recipe and craft

Avengers: Endgame The Hulk – Inspired Recipe and Craft

Like the Hawkeye Pizza dip, we have another fun recipe and craft, this time featuring the Hulk, to celebrate the release of Avengers: Endgame coming to Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere July 30th and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand beginning Aug. 13



After having Hawkeye Pizza Dip as an appetizer, follow the meal with some Hulk tacos. These tacos are green in color to pay homage to the Hulk. With cabbage, chicken, and pickled onions, these tacos will have you screaming, “Hulk Smash Another into my mouth!”

The ingredients required to make these tacos are:

  • 1 LB Ground Chicken
  • Taco Seasoning (1 tsp Cumin, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp coriander, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp Water
  • 6 Spinach Taco Shells (they are green!)
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • Pickled red onions for garnish
  • Lime wedges as desired

Along with the Hulk Taco Recipe is a fun green slime craft called Hulk Slime. Using a few simple ingredients (white glue. green food coloring, foam shaving cream, baking soda, and saline solution) the whole family can Hulk Smash fun slime.

To get the recipe click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print and create for some Avengers Endgame fun and flavors.