Are you one of the millions that went to see Marvel Studios Captain Marvel? We got to see an advanced screening last week and by we, I mean my 10 year old daughter and I. Who else would be a better date for Captain Marvel? Of course I want to take my daughter to see a female superhero movie, but what we saw was so much more.Read More
Are you ready to laugh with the family? Minions is out in theaters next month and I guarantee you and your family will LOVE it! My family and I laughed the whole way through as we learned how the Minions began and watched as they met interesting characters along the way. Keep reading to find out why we give #Minions Two Thumbs Up!
Minions follows the story of Stuart, Kevin and Bob and we were so excited to get to meet them the other day at the advanced screening.
My daughters took their mini-Minions to the screening and showed them to Kevin and Stuart. Stuart didn't look very impressed.
The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. Seriously, the laughs start as soon as the movie starts and just keep going from there.
But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside lovable little Bob and teenage rebel Stuart —ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.
Along the way we meet some new friends and I will not give any spoilers away, but these new friends are a lot of fun and are in some of our favorite scenes in the movie.
The trio embarks on an exciting journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation.
Check out the trailer below!
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney & Steve Coogan
Directed by: Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda
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So, who is your favorite #Minion? I think I love Bob the most, he really is the most lovable. But I do like that Kevin is the leader and Stuart definitely has his moments too... it is so hard to choose. Thankfully I don't have to pick just one, go see Minions out July 10th!
USDA's Smart Snacks in School Rule
On June 27th, the USDA announced its finalized “Smart Snacks in School” guidelines, which affect the 100,000+ elementary, middle and high schools that accept assistance from the National School Lunch Program. The Smart Snacks in School rules affect “competitive foods,” which are so called because they compete with the lunch program. Competitive foods are snacks sold in vending machines, a la carte lunch lines and in student stores. These guidelines had not previously been touched for the past 30 years! That is, until the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 set a deadline for the USDA to revamp them. The new rules set limits on calories, fats, sugar and sodium while encouraging the consumption of dairy, whole grains, protein, fruits and vegetables. Schools must comply by July 1, 2014.
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This week I attended a preview for two amazing new exhibits in Buena Park, CA. Titanic the Experience and Bodies... the Exhibition.
First off, let me just say that both of these exhibits were pretty amazing. Titanic the Experience was historical and educational, and Bodies... the exhibition was kinda like something you've never seen before, unless you are a surgeon or perform autopsies. Honestly, Bodies made my stomach feel a little uneasy. Read on to find out why.
Titanic the Experience
Okay, enough can't be said about this exhibit. Seriously, I didn't think that it would affect me at all, I mean I can watch doctor shows on t.v. and blood doesn't make me squirm at all. But, I was wrong. Walking in and seeing the Skeletal system was one thing, I see skeletons every Halloween, no big deal. Then I got to the muscular system. Seeing the layers of skin and muscle, made my stomach feel a little weak. Not enough to make me turn around and leave, the information was way too interesting to turn around. The experience was completely worth my hour long queasiness.