Summer is FINALLY here, (although it feels like it's been around for awhile!) and we’re amping up the sunshine and happiness with the worldwide sensation SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE! Headed to a theater near you AUGUST 5, Shaun and his flock are off on an unexpected and exciting adventure to the Big City.  Experience all the good summer feels by watching this charming farm family grow up right before your eyes in the delightful “Feels Like Summer With You" Music Video.

In Theaters August 5

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for.  A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe
 Fourth of July weekend!

The Kids In Need Foundation

The Kids In Need Foundation (@KidsInNeed), a not for profit that provides free school supplies to kids who need them nationwide are celebrating their 20th birthday with something sweet!   One lucky crafter will win $5,000! Submit your original cupcake-themed design for an upcoming limited edition Duck Tape print, and you can win $5,000. Check out all the details at 

Fun in the Sun with Australian Gold

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Who knew SPF could be so fun? Australian Gold, of course.  And, this year they are taking sun care to new heights with the addition of three super cute, super cool Hello Kitty products. These new products are perfect for kids and parents alike…and let’s not forget those Hello Kitty fans! My daughter loves Hello Kitty and just joined the Dive Team at our local community pool, so this came just in time! 

NEW! Hello Kitty Frozen Aloe After Sun Cooling Spray
($6.99; Drugstores nationwide)
NEW! Hello Kitty Frozen Aloe Sun Cooling Spray dispenses cooling, white flakes that instantly soothe sun burned skin. Frescolat provides instant cooling that lasts up to 30 minutes.  The aloe formula moisturizes dry, sun parched skin and helps minimize blistering, peeling and chapping. Australian Gold combines cutting edge sun care with Asian skin caring ingredients, Yomogi, Butterfly Bush, and Green Tea to deliver sun protection with exceptional skin care.  Sparkling Yuzu Fragrance.

NEW! Hello Kitty SPF 50 Lotion
($8.99; Drugstores nationwide)
NEW! Hello Kitty SPF 50 Lotion is a safe and gentle mineral lotion formula that is perfect for kids (and adults!) and features a unique, cool fragrance to make sun care fun!  Australian Gold combines cutting edge sunscreen protection with Asian skin caring ingredients, Yomogi and Butterfly Bush, to deliver sun protection with exceptional skin care. Water Resistant (80 Minutes). PABA-Free. UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Protection.  Sweet Starfruit Fragrance.

NEW! Hello Kitty SPF 30 Lip Balm 
($1.99; Drugstores nationwide)
Treat your lips to a tropical vacation with the NEW! Tangerine Tango flavored Hello Kitty SPF 30 Lip Balm that helps prevent sunburn and protects dry, chapped lips. Australian Gold combines cutting edge sun care with skin caring ingredients like Jojoba, Sunflower Seed Oil, Pomegranate and Vitamin E to deliver sun protection with exceptional skin care.

Summer Fun on Wheels with Dynacraft!

Kicking off their summer campaign, Dynacraft has created Experiments in Fun, which is designed to help families rethink what's possible with their kids favorite wheels! For example, this past weekend, Dynacraft transformed Atlanta's Piedmont Park into a Ride-In Theater, complete with a ride-thru ticket booth, bike-up concession stand, old-fashion marquee sign, lively games and photo booth. At sundown, families cuddled up under the stars to watch Universals Pictures Despicable Me 2 on a 40-foot-wide screen. So cool!

Events like these will be happening across the country only with different concepts each time around. To see if they are coming to an area near you - Check Here!

Movie Monday!

KUNG FU PANDA 3 | Check Out The FIRST Trailer!

DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have just released the FIRST trailer for the highly anticipated film, KUNG FU PANDA 3!  The star-studded cast returns to this franchise with Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, and David Cross; joined by newcomers Bryan Cranston, Rebel Wilson,  and J.K. Simmons. Check out the first trailer and get ready for the hilarious adventure to continue in 2016!

KUNG FU PANDA 3 hits theaters everywhere on  JANUARY 29, 2016!

Guess How Much I Love You

Bestselling storybook Guess How Much I Love You celebrates 20th anniversary as deployed military parents use it to deliver a special ‘I love you’ message to their kids back home this Father’s Day
While millions of children will be celebrating Father’s Day with their dads on June 21, for many children whose fathers are serving in the military, dad won’t be at home. But thanks to nonprofit United Through Reading and a very special storybook, there’s a way for every dad to tell his kids he loves them this Father’s Day – however far away he might be.

Nonprofit United Through Reading keeps military families connected by offering service members the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to their children at home from locations worldwide. Although the story may be recorded in a tent in Afghanistan, the child sitting at home watching it can feel like daddy’s home for a few moments before they go to sleep, or whenever they need him. Guess How Much I Love You celebrates the unique bond between father and child, and has struck a chord with many military families. The story serves as a reminder to children that no matter how far away they may be from their parent, their love remains strong enough to bridge even the greatest distances.

This heartfelt video was created especially for Father’s Day and features military parents reading Guess How Much I Love You to their children back home in a United Through Reading recording.