Inside Out: A Wonderful Family Movie, Made With Tweens In Mind


  Inside Out, the newest film from Pixar, opens today nationwide. We attended a preview, and I am so excited I can finally tell you all about it!  As the story begins, we meet Joy, voiced by Amy Poehler. Joy is an emotion belonging to newborn baby Riley. As Riley, voiced by Kaitlyn Dias, grows […]

How to Train Your Dragon 2 PreScreen VIP Giveaway with Spinmaster #HTTYDToys

How to train your dragon 2 vip tickets

How to Train Your Dragon is a HUGE hit in our house. My boys have read several of the books, seen the first movie about a hundred times, have all episodes of the DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk and Defenders of Berk. I can’t tell you how many dragon “action figures” and toys we have as well. […]

Godzilla Movie Review and DIY Craft & Party Supplies

Godzilla DIY Craft & Party Supplies

A while back, my Godzilla obsessed middle boy (who is nearly 10 now) drew a picture of Godzilla v. Mothra and said simply, “Knit this for me.” After scoring various websites, I found suitable patterns to alter into these radioactive creatures.    I found this pattern at Knitting at Knoon and modified the T-Rex to […]

The Nut Job Opens This Friday


  “The Nut Job” opens this Friday, January 17th at theaters everywhere. Starring the voices of Will Arnett, Brendan Frasier, and Katherine Heigl, “The Nut Job” tells the story of a ragtag band of woodland creatures, struggling to find food to sustain them through the winter. When they discover a new nut shop opening in […]

Man of Steel #FashionFriday

Superman Outfit #FashionFriday

I don’t know who is more excited for this movie, myself or the boys. Either way, I would totally rock this outfit at the premier. 😉 Man of Steel by coloradomom featuring retro tees Retro tee$20 – 7 For All Mankind super skinny Converse Sergio Rossi patent leather Dorothy Perkins rhinestone Chain […]

Get Tickets for an Advanced Screening of Escape From Planet Earth

Escape From Planet Earth

Here is a chance to get to see the movie before it’s released on Valentine’s Day! Saturday, February 9 at 10am at the AMC Westminster Promenade. To register for tickets for a chance to see the movie, click here. ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH In theaters Thursday, February 14 Rated PG The 3D animated family […]

Finding Nemo in 3D – Swimming to a theater near you!

Finding Nemo 3D

Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” dives back into theaters and homes this year in breathtaking Digital 3D™. The must-“sea,” must-own Oscar®-winning underwater adventure—featuring the unforgettable Marlin, his forgetful friend Dory and the lovable young Nemo—returns to the big screen in a spectacular 3D theatrical release beginning September 14, 2012, and then swims into living rooms for the […]

This is 40 – Judd Apatow, Paul Rudd & Leslie Mann Nail it Again!

this is 40 movie paul rudd leslie mann

This movie needs to be in theaters ASAP. Really. The trailer is NSFW (probably, well, maybe? I love it and have watched it 15 time just this morning, so I’ve been desensitized to it’s contents, but maybe wait until there aren’t kids around at least. Your co-workers will crack the heck up though so maybe […]

Theater Shooting in Aurora During Dark Knight Rises Midnight Showing

Aurora Theater Shooting teens in prayer

There is one suspect in custody after 12 people were shot and killed at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center. There were at least 50 people injured. The youngest of those injured is 3 months old. Early reports say this is the second highest mass casualty shooting by a single gunman […]

The Dark Knight Rises – Should kids under 13 see it?

The Dark Knight Rises Movie Poster 2012

[quote]Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families affected by the Aurora shooting during the midnight showing of this movie. For more information and to find out how you can help or talk to your kids about this tragedy, please see our post – Theater Shooting in Aurora, Colorado During The Dark Knight […]

The Amazing Spider-Man – Appropriate for Kids Under 13?

amazing spider man movie poster

Well today is the big day! The day many Marvel fans and fanatics have been waiting for. The Amazing Spider-Man opened nationwide. I got a chance to see it last night in IMAX 3D and was thoroughly entertained. Amazing special effects I’d put akin to The Avengers movie that was released earlier in the year. That said, […]

The Avengers ~ {Fashion Friday}


I got to go the a prescreening here in Denver Wednesday night for The Avengers. All I can say is, WOW! I’m not a Marvel fanatic, but have seen quite a few movies and have my favorites (hey, Iron Man… How you doin’? *wink wink*). What I love about this movie (besides the fact that I saw it in IMAX 3D) was that you don’t have to be a true fan to love the movie. Alternatively, if you are a fanatic, you will love it even more! A hint to anyone seeing it, stay until the credits are finished. It will give you a big clue to the sequel. 😉

Note to parents: This movie, while loud with a few intimidating characters and a couple scenes that make you jump, was very kid friendly. If your child loves superhero movies, this is perfect. There wasn’t any bad language that I noticed and no sexy scenes or half-nekkid women (sorry guys!). It’s PG-13, but I think it’s perfectly fine for kids 8 and up.

So, now besides doing a regular review, giving away the plot and boring you with press releases, I racked my brain at how to cover this movie. Since I have already been to Disney and now back home, why not continue my Fashion Friday posts. I took 3 characters from the movie, Captain America, Hulk and Black Widow and made 3 separate looks that were inspired by these characters. Let me know what you think!

Click through to see all the looks and how the characters look in the movie that inspired them!

Five Lessons Every Kid Should Learn

Life Lessons from a Mom

There are five lessons every kid should learn in life. Unfortunately, many kids either don’t learn them until later in life, or at all. 1. Nothing in life is free. I don’t know how many times my kids want to go to McD’s or BK for the “free” toy. Um, no, that toy is $3.99 […]