Summer Dive-In Movie Party

Do you have summer traditions that you do year after year?  I'm a sucker for creating traditions and building memories, and when it comes to summer backyard movies are a must.  But, this year we are putting a fun twist on this classic summer pastime with a movie poolside.  Grab some snacks, pull up a pool float and get ready to watch a movie under the stars at this colorful Summer Dive-In Movie Party! Every summer we host a backyard movie for friends, but this year we decided … [Read more...]

Oscar Party Photo Booth

When I was growing up I dreamed of being an actress. I would put on little shows for my family and I took every opportunity to be in the spotlight.  I loved watching the award shows and just knew one day I would walking the red carpet.  Fast forward a few years and I may not be getting ready to walk the red carpet in Hollywood, but I'm ready to shine on the red carpet at our Oscar Party Photo Booth. I love having friends over to watch the red carpet fashion and the Oscars. Everybody loves … [Read more...]

Grinch Munch Popcorn

Traditions play a big part in our holiday celebrations. Every year we look forward to the arrival of our elf, decorating gingerbread houses, and serving others with our 12 Days of Service Project and watching our favorite holiday movies. It's these little things that help make the holiday feel truly magical. The holiday season would not be complete for our family without our annual How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie night. This year we are making the Imperial Sugar recipe for Grinch Munch … [Read more...]

Fab-BOO-lous Halloween Party And Boo Kits

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #BOOItForward #CollectiveBias One of my favorite things about being a mom is creating traditions for my family. I love traditions and I think they are so important. They allow families to connect generations, pass on cultural or religious beliefs, teach values and create extraordinary and lasting memories. The holidays are the perfect time to create family traditions, and with … [Read more...]

How to Plan an Outdoor Movie Night

Now playing on a lawn near you, a fun summer flick under the stars.  This summer kick-off the season with an outdoor movie night.  As the heat from the long summer days subsides and the evenings cool off it's the perfect time to entertain guest.  We've partnered with Enbrighten Cafe Lights by Jasco to show you how easy it is to plan an outdoor movie night. Our family loves going to the movies, but it can get expensive when you have to buy high priced movie tickets and overpriced snacks for a … [Read more...]

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

I'm a pretty competitive person, but I also love rooting for the underdog.  Who doesn't love a feel-good movie or story about the triumph of the underdog? There is something so heart warming about the determination and effort put forth from the underdogs.  We cling to the hope that despite all of the challenges and setbacks that their grit, determination and heart will come out on top.  This past weekend I had the privilege of seeing an advanced screening of the new film, Eddie the Eagle and my … [Read more...]

Christmas Outdoor Movie Night

Outdoor movie nights are a fun way my family enjoys watching movies. Living in California we still get to enjoy a little evening time outside during December. So, I created a Christmas outdoor movie night! I set up our inflatable movie screen, set out some chairs, and added a little concession stand table for all the movie night guests. Everyone was so excited to watch Santa Claus is coming to town! While out shopping, I stumbled upon the cutest fleece blanket throws! The colors … [Read more...]

The Boxtrolls Movie Night and Edible Popcorn Boxes

"This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Universal Pictures, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BoxtrollsFamilyNite http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” I can't think of a better way to start the weekend than cuddling up on the couch with my kiddos for family movie night.  It's the perfect way for us to unwind from a busy week and it's an easy and inexpensive way to create wonderful memories together.  I'm always looking for new … [Read more...]

Glam Oscar Party Ideas

When I was younger I always wanted to be an actress.  Maybe it was my flair for drama, but I loved everything about the movies, theater and the Hollywood stars.  I wanted to live that life.  Fast forward a few years, and while I would still love to see my name in lights, be on TV and famous, for now I'll have to settle with living vicariously through the happenings in Hollywood.  Which is exactly why I love award season and will be planning a few parties to take it all in!  I've partnered with … [Read more...]

Popcorn Bar and Outdoor Movie Night

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Wet-Nap but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #showusyourmess  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” We love watching movies, but nothing beats watching them under the stars!  Now that the weather is warmer, we've started one of our favorite family traditions back up.  The Popcorn Bar and Outdoor Movie Night at the Leeson Theater are now back in business. I've always been fascinated with … [Read more...]