Celebrating the release of Dumbo!

Dumbo, the grand live-action adventure from Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, which expanded on the beloved animated classic and sent spirits soaring, prepares for a landing today!  Fall in love again with this heartfelt story when it swoops into homes on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD  Movies Anywhere and physically on 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD with never before seen bonus features, deleted scenes, bloopers and more!

I grew up with this movie and loved being able to share it with my kids and grandkids.  It's always a special moment reliving my memories while making new ones with family.  And who doesn't love animals, right?! We made a night of it learning how to juggle just like the circus performers in the film and snacking on Showstopping Sprinkled Animal Crackers while watching the movie.  Did you know that juggling actually sharpens your mind and quickens your reflexes, so start practicing with the step by step guide we've included below.   

The Swan Princess - 25 Year Anniversary!

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Golden Globe-nominated animated classic THE SWAN PRINCESS, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is making the fan-favorite available in brilliant high definition for the first time ever with a collectible anniversary edition Blu-ray and in 4K HDR on digital, both available on October 29th. As fans reminisce over 25 years of the beloved series, they will also be able to enjoy the newest magical installment when THE SWAN PRINCESS: KINGDOM OF MUSIC debuts on DVD and Digital August 6.
THE SWAN PRINCESS, a magical, musical animated adventure based on the classic fairy tale "Swan Lake" has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. The winner of the Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence and the Parents' Choice Award, it's the heartwarming story of the beautiful princess Odette, who is transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer's spell. Held captive at an enchanted lake, she befriends Jean-Bob the frog, Speed the turtle and Puffin the bird. Despite their struggle to keep the princess safe, these good-natured creatures can do nothing about the sorcerer's spell, which can only be broken by a vow of everlasting love. THE SWAN PRINCESS is bursting with color, dazzling animation, beautiful music and the vocal talents of Jack Palance, John Cleese, Steven Wright, Sandy Duncan and Michelle Nicastro.
The 25 anniversary Blu-ray release includes an all-new featurette entitled “A Look Back, Tease Ahead,” plus a variety of additional archival features.
In the newest film in the series, THE SWAN PRINCESS: KINGDOM OF MUSIC, our favorite princesses are back in an all new feature-length musical adventure. Princess Odette is hosting a music competition to celebrate Princess Alise’s birthday - the winner will sing at her grand birthday ball! Prince Li of Cathay has entered, but his sister Princess Mei Li has stowed away on his ship to seek help from Odette and Derek for Chen, who has been cursed to live as a dragon. Lucas and Alise are reunited but Prince Li’s arrival makes Alise doubt her feelings. While Li and Lucas fight for Alise’s heart, Derek and Odette try to help Mei Li and Chen break the curse. Who will win the music festival and will Chen ever be free from his curse?

Included with the Kingdom of Music DVD are interactive sing-alongs featuring two all-new toe-tapping tunes from the film and a behind-the-scenes featurette that explores how the world and characters of the film were brought to life.
THE SWAN PRINCESS has a runtime of approximately 90 minutes. THE SWAN PRINCESS: KINGDOM OF MUSIC has a runtime of approximately 83 minutes. Both films are rated G.

It's Jerky Day! Celebrate with T.O.P. Chops Snacks

Beef jerky can be known for its tough and chewy texture, but one snack brand believes consumers deserve a more tender experience. And in honor of National Jerky Day, they’re celebrating with 50% off first-time orders. Now that is a discount you will want to take advantage of!! T.O.P. Chops Jerky is a handcrafted jerky made from American beef with no additives or preservatives, and it’s grown from an at-home hobby to a thriving, national snack brand disrupting the jerky industry—in just six short years.

Dusty Jaquins, who is one of the co-founders of T.O.P. Chops, started making jerky from his Atlanta kitchen using an old family recipe. Everyone who tried it raved over the taste and texture, encouraging Jaquins to take the jerky to market. Jaquins and his fellow co-founder, Luke Sellers, knew they had to share the southern-born beef jerky with the world.

Today, T.O.P. Chops Jerky is a national brand, offered at many major grocery retailers across the country. What makes the jerky better? Jaquins explains how special and different come down to three important things:

T.O.P Chops only uses USDA Graded Select or better beef

Most jerky that’s made in the U.S. uses ungraded meats from dairy cattle, which are cows that no longer produce milk. Jaquins says, “T.O.P. Chops changes the standard by only using USDA Graded Select or better beef that’s sourced from steers raised in the U.S.” He explains how using American beef from steers—as opposed to dairy cattle—makes their jerky incredibly tender and provides an authentic beef flavor.

Thin cuts make moist jerky

The majority of beef jerky is what Jaquins refers to as cowboy jerky—it's hard, it’s tough, you have to gnaw at it. But he and business partner Sellers believe life is already tough enough, and they want to provide a more positive eating experience. As a result, they slice their beef very thin using a Veri-Thin™ slicing process. This reduces the cooking time, retains the meat’s moisture and renders an easy-to-chew jerky.

Marinades infused with antioxidants

While most premium jerkies on the market have similar levels of fat, sugar, and sodium,
Jaquins wanted to offer a “better-for-you” beef jerky. To do this, he and Sellers partnered with food science and culinary experts to enhance the recipe. This effort culminated in a new ingredient called plum powder, which not only reduces added sugars and sodium but also creates a product packed with antioxidants.

The plum powder sweetens the jerky marinade. The team of jerky artisans use a small amount and let it sit overnight to give the jerky a strong, high-quality meat flavor with some subtle notes of sweetness and spice.

T.O.P. Chop Jerky comes in four flavors, including Original, Teriyaki (my fav), Sweet & Spicy and Red Chili Pepper. Jaquins recommends his personal favorite Sweet & Spicy because “I'm not a lover of extremely hot foods, and the sweet and spicy has a nice balance. It’s a mild heat with a little sweetness to it."

This jerky knows no limits!

The dried meat snack industry has seen significant growth over the last decade, and T.O.P. Chops plans to grow right along with it. Dried meat consumption is up 18% and 92% of millennials replace one meal a week with a wholesome snack like jerky. The brand is getting ready to launch in Costco and Target stores in August 2019 and has scheduled launches in other large grocery chains in September and October of this year.

50% Off your first order!!

How to Keep Your Kids Learning This Summer with Free STEM Program

According to a recent article by Oxford Learning, students lose 2-3 months of reading skills over the summer on average. “A majority of students (56 percent) want to be involved in a summer program that “helps kids keep up with schoolwork or prepare for the next grade,”” said Ruth Peters Ph.D.  GSK’s Science in the Summer is a free STEM program for children in underserved communities across the country. This year’s summer enrichment program “The Science of Me”, sponsored by global healthcare company GSK and administered by one of the nation’s premier centers of science education, The Franklin Institute, engages children in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning and exploration. Overall, this program will aid 26,000 students nationwide during the summer months.

Celebrate National Cheese Day with GIORDANO’S

Today, June 4th is National Cheese Day!!!  I think this honestly applies to all of us whether we want to admit it or not.  Who doesn't love cheese in one way or another.  There's no better way to enjoy gooey globs of cheese than to have a greasy, fresh hot pizza!  We were invited out to Giordano's Pizzeria to celebrate National Cheese Day today.   This was a first for us at Giordano's but I am a huge fan of deep dish pizza so knew we were made for each other!  Just a heads up if you are planning on trying their famous Chicago style deep dish, they do make it fresh which is about a 45 minute wait.  But that leaves plenty of time to have a salad or try some of their amazing appetizers.  Something that caught my eye was lightly fried lemon peel - what! Yes!  Sounds really odd, but oh so amazing! Lemon peel is actually really good for you. This does have a strong lemon taste but you have to try it. So good!  It comes in their appetizer Calamari and More which includes tender calamari mixed with artichoke fritters, lemon rings, banana peppers and fennel all lightly fried and served with their house made marinara sauce.  

After forty five minutes of good conversation and mouth watering appetizers our pizza was on it's way.  We could not wait to do the cheese pull challenge, in fact there was a little argument at the table on who was going to get to do it first lol!  My husband won......


Epic right!  Guess who got dibs on that gooey, cheesy piece of pizza - yup that's right - me! 

Their signature mozzarella cheese is specially produced for Giordano's by Wisconsin cheese makers using only the very best milk from hard working local farmers.  It is aged to perfection and freshly shredded in house every day to ensure rich, creamy, buttery flavor and the legendary Giordano's melt. 

Giordano's is inviting cheese lovers all over the Las Vegas area to share your best cheese pull on social media with the hashtag #Giordanos for a chance to win a $25 gift card.   To further the celebration, Giordano's is offering 20% off any restaurant order today only!  Missed celebrating today? Don't worry you can still get $5 off a frozen pizza shipment online for a week, now through June 11th.  

Get Cheesey with Giordano's

20% off Today June 4th (Dine In, Carry Out or Delivery)

Share your best cheese pull with hashtag #Giordanos for a chance to win a $25 gift card

Save $5 online when you order a shipment of frozen pizzas between now and June 11th with code: CHEESE

Vegas Superkarts Special for Locals & Military

Starting now through Sunday, June 30, Vegas Superkarts by Exotics Racing is offering Las Vegas residents and U.S. military an exclusive annual membership, valid for 12 months. Guests can enjoy the new fleet of 4-stroke, gas-powered Sodikart SR5 270 CCs on the city’s longest, widest and fastest outdoor go-kart racetrack all year long. 

The Vegas Superkarts membership will include a special price of $25 per race, one complimentary birthday race and 10 percent off all Exotics Racing supercar experiences. 

Vegas Superkarts

7065 Speedway Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89115


Toy Story 4

Yes, I shed a tear just watching the trailer. I love when a movie can continue on and is something my children and I both love and know. Looking forward to number four! On the road of life there are old friends, new friends, and stories that change you. Watch the new trailer for Toy Story 4 now, in theatres June 21.