30 March 2014

Eggstra Special $150 Disney Gift Card Giveaway

 Happy Spring and Welcome to our newest giveaway 

It Starts March 31st and runs till April 11th

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  • Don't Forget To Enter DAILY and you can also enter on my Can Do It Mom Facebook Page
  • The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter after verification of entries and notified by email.
  • To officially accept the prize the winner must reply by email within 48 hours. Make sure that you provide an email address that you check regularly.
  • The giveaway is open to United States residents only, ages 18 yrs old and up.
  • Some of the great Disney Bloggers are listed below who made this giveaway possible ;-) Check out their sites too 

What would you use your Disney Gift Card to buy ?

26 March 2014

Wordless Wednesday - "Under" A Blue Sky at the Festival Of Fantasy Parade

Focused on the Magic
Welcome to this Week's Wordless Wednesday - Our theme is the Letter "U" and I thought of a few pictures from the New "Festival Of Fantasy" Parade faeturing the Rapunzel Float at the Magic Kingdom - 


Flynn Rider


 Thanks for Stopping By and Have a Magical Day.
Hop aboard @ http://www.focusedonthemagic.com/ and check out the other great pictures and a big thanks to Deb for hosting!

Who's Your favorite Rapunzel Character and Why ?


25 March 2014

Muppets Most Wanted Activity Sheets = Fun !

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Follow The Muppets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMuppets

Follow Miss Piggy on Twitter: @RealMissPiggy

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Visit the Official Site: http://disney.com/muppets  

Click below for printables!

24 March 2014

Checking Out "The MythBusters" Exhibit at MOSI

Last week, I had the chance to go to MOSI - The Museum of Science and Industry right here in Tampa. It was the first time I had visited the museum since moving here and it was pretty impressive. I went with a group of 6th graders on a class trip and we were very interested in something that is only there for a short time, the MYTH BUSTERS exhibit. If you have seen their tv show you know why we were so excited to see the exhibit. It had a lot of the props from the show and experiments we could try ourselves. Like run or walk through rain, which way do get more wet, pull the table cloth off the table with all the stuff on it and  "dodge a paintball". I was standing on the side watching the kids and I was volunteered to give it a try it. I was just standing there being a good chaperone and wham the MOSI people found me and asked would you mind helping us with the paintball experiment (lol) - luckily there were 2 other parents there with me and I volunteered them too. I'm not sure they wanted to but, I said it would be fun.

As the experiment started I was thinking maybe I could dodge a paintball. It was based on the short distance between me and the gun 25 feet away and the few seconds to get to me.  But not really, it hit me 2x and after they slowed it down I was finally able to dodge it after the 3rd paintball. It was fun and very exciting, I do want to point out they had me wear a lot of clumsy heavy protective gear including a blast shield so I think that slowed me down too, LOL.

MOSI has a lot to offer including a kids play area to learn more about science, a zip line, weather and human body learning stations. There is a lot of interaction so you can learn hands on about scientific facts, experiments and theories - Why or why not they work and conclusions about them. Lots to learn without really knowing you are.

Click Here for More Info on MOSI 

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22 March 2014

The Muppets are coming to Club Penguin Island for the Muppets World Tour.

Looks like another interesting and fun takeover on Club Penguin Island - with our favorite pranksters The Muppets. Check it out -

The Muppets World Tour comes to Club Penguin Island March 20 through April 1

The Muppets are taking over Disney Club Penguin, the #1 virtual world for kids, for a two-week event where members will be able to dress up like and perform with their some of their favorite Muppets to celebrate the all-new, big-screen adventure Muppets Most Wanted, in theaters March 21. In the movie, the entire Muppets gang takes off on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. And now, penguin players can make their own international performance debuts alongside the Muppets in exotic locations like Paris, Mexico, India, and Germany. Club Penguin members will even get to dress up like the Muppets, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Swedish Chef and more.

LEGOLAND® Florida and Merlin’s Magic Wand Host 100 Local Families as Part of Milestone Celebration

Families from Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida selected to experience a day of fun in celebration of Merlin Entertainments’ 100th Attraction

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (March 21, 2014)-- On Tuesday, March 25, LEGOLAND® Florida will host 100 children from the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida (DSACF) and their families for an all-expenses-paid experience, courtesy of Merlin’s Magic Wand, Merlin Entertainment Group’s charity. Merlin’s Magic Wand gives ill, disabled or disadvantaged children the opportunity to visit Merlin Entertainments attractions around the world and works with local organizations to create memorable experiences, such as special play areas, for children who are unable to visit.

21 March 2014

A Family Fun Afternoon at The Innisbrook PGA Tournament

Over the weekend, I had the chance to do something I never did before - go to see a pro golf tournament. It took place at The Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida and what a beautiful resort it was. The excitement was big as we walked around and figured out where to go. Being our first time we were not really sure where to go first. We followed the crowd to the 10th Hole and stayed for a while. As we learned the golfers would come to us and we got to see some amazing golf played. The resort itself was amazing, I loved the fresh grass under my feet and the bright sunshine of a Florida morning in March. As we continued around the course, we realized how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place and have so many chances to do different things we never did before.

Fyi ~ Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course hosted the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship presented by BB&T, an official 72-hole event. Held in March, the event featured 156 PGA TOUR golfers, with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting area charities through the Championship’s Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities program. click here for more info
Here are some of our pictures from the day. 

Disclosure - I won 4 tickets to go to the golf tournament - In no way did this influence any opinions or comments made here. A very big thanks to VSPC -  for their generosity. 

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19 March 2014

Wordless Wednesday ~ Flower and Garden Collage Fiesta

Welcome to this week's Wordless Wednesday !!

Focused on the Magic

A big thanks to Deb for Hosting - join the hop by clicking on the button above -

What's your Favorite Spring Time FLOWER ? 

Have A Great Day and Thanks for stopping by ;-) 

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18 March 2014

"Frozen" and "Muppets" Inspired Games Receive New Levels and Content

Disney  Interactive released a bunch of new levels and content for two of our popular mobile titles inspired by major films: "Frozen Free Fall" and " My Muppets Show!"

From the big screen to the small screen, we’re launching updates for two free-to-play mobile titles inspired by the Disney films Muppets Most Wanted and Frozen

D23 Turns 5 and There's So Much to Celebrate !

Happy Anniversary D23 - A lot has happened over the 5 years and we have all enjoyed being a part of it. Please take a look at some of the memories, videos and new interaction for members. 

D23 Fifth Anniversary Celebration Video: We put together some highlights of the past five years of D23 (and the D23 Expo!). Hard to get all that into about 2.3 minutes (get it?), but we tried! 

Un-Produced Mickey Mouse Short Morgan's Ghost: We have assembled some rarely seen images from the un-produced cartoon short Mickey Mouse. This members-only feature has some incredible images — many of which have not been exhibited to the public before! 

Favorite D23 Memories from the D23 Team: Recollections from the team here of some moments that have made our time here even more special. 

Take A Look Back at Disney in the Year 1923: From the first issue of Disney twenty-three, this members-only story looks at Walt's arrival in Southern California and creating what would become The Walt Disney Company. 

17 March 2014

New Video - Maleficent's Wings

“Maleficent,” the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty,” reveals the events that hardened Maleficent’s heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora, only to later realize that the child may hold the key to peace in the land.

LegoLand Goes Green For St. Patty's Day - Pics and Video

LEGOLAND Florida was “going green” Sunday night as all 219,000 gallons in The Quest for CHI turned bright green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

Cragger the Crocodile from The LEGO® World of Chima™, presented by Cartoon Network, turned the water from the Quest for CHI ride the staple holiday color after sneaking past his rival Laval the Lion to dump green coloring into the signature ride, The Quest for CHI. By the end of the night, Mount Cavora, which stands 55 feet from the ground and rushes 1,000 gallons of water every minute, flowed  green, giving park guests a unique St. Patrick’s Day photo opportunity.- Very cool 

The LEGO World of Chima, presented by Cartoon Network, is a highly-themed area with a thrilling interactive ride and attractions for visitors of all ages, adding to the park’s already exciting line up of more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. Opened to guests last July, the centerpiece attraction, The Quest for CHI, features an interactive water ride where guests will set on an otherworldly adventure, firing water cannons to help save the CHI.

$60 Disney Gift Card and Limited Edition Flower and Garden PIN #Giveaway

The Spring Fling Giveaway - Starts Monday March 17th and ends March 31st at midnight.

I have teamed up with some great Disney Bloggers for a Spring Time Giveaway of some Disney Spending Money for your next trip, vacation, cruise or even some Disney shopping. 

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FYI ~ 
  • The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter after verification of entries and notified by email.
  • To officially accept the prize the winner must reply by email within 48 hours. Make sure that you provide an email address that you check regularly.
  • The giveaway is open to United States residents only, ages 18 yrs old and up.


What Would You Spend the Gift Card ON if you WiN ?

These are the fabulous Magical Disney Bloggers who made this giveaway possible !

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13 March 2014

Press Release -Design Virtual #Vinylmation Figures with Disney's FREE 'Create Your Own' App

Design Virtual Vinylmation Figures with Disney’s FREE ‘Create Your Own’ App

Today, Disney Interactive released Vinylmation: Create Your Own, a new FREE app for iOS and Android that lets Disney fans unleash their inner artist and design a virtual Disney Vinylmation character using paint, accessories and decal patterns. This FREE app is a fun and easy way for kids to explore their creativity and experiment with self-expression.

Free download on iOShttp://bit.ly/1nUsVAv

Free download on Google Playhttp://bit.ly/1cVlSXk

Central Florida Dunkin' Donuts Celebrates Free Iced Coffee Day 3-19

Dunkin’ Donuts Welcomes Spring with Free Iced Coffee
Participating Dunkin’ Donuts Restaurants in Central Florida to Offer
Free Small Iced Coffee All Day on March 19

WHAT:                 Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, is welcoming warmer temperatures with a cool treat – “Free Iced Coffee Day.”

                                On Wednesday, March 19, the day before the new season kicks off, participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Central Florida-area will offer guests a free 16 oz. cup of Dunkin’ Donuts’ freshly-brewed iced coffee, which is double brewed every time to ensure full flavor with every cup.

The Dunkin’ Donuts’ Iced Coffee is available in its legendary Original Blend and a new Dark Roast blend that is carefully roasted longer for a bolder, richer flavor and stronger finish.  To add delicious flavorings, guests can customize their beverage with one of eight different flavors, including French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Toasted Almond, Blueberry, Coconut, Cinnamon, Caramel and Raspberry.

The brand also introduced a full lineup of seasonal beverages and snacks to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the month of March. Perfect for the “top o’ the morning” or any time throughout the day, Dunkin’ Donuts’ March menu includes Irish Crème and Mocha Irish Crème Coffees and Lattes, Lucky Mint Coolatta®, Mint Hot Chocolate and two new donuts- Mint OREO® and Mint OREO® Creme. Additionally, Dunkin’ Donuts also introduced the new Eggs Benedict Breakfast Sandwich.

WHEN:               Wednesday, March 19 – all day

WHERE:  Central Florida area Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DDCentFla).

Happy St. Patricks Day and Hope you'll stop by Central Florida DD on Wednesday for your free coffee.

What is your favorite Dunkin' Donuts Coffee and or Treat ? 
Mine is the Mint Oreo Donut with a cup of Hot Chocolate Mint Cocoa.  

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12 March 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Showing Our #DisneySide

welcome to this week's wordless wednesday !! showing our DisneySide and we have so much fun doing that everyday ;-) 

Focused on the Magic

We had so much fun with the green screen at the party. Having the "Frozen" backgrounds to add once we posed for our pics was so fun. There are so many combos you can do wight he green screen, it lets everyone show how they can imagine what's behind them. It was a great highlight to the party. Everyone was showing their DisneySide with Olaf and Marshmallow. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join the hop @ http://www.focusedonthemagic.com 
and a big thanks to Deb our Hostess at Focused On The Magic 

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11 March 2014

Our #DisneySide Party Was A Cool Blast of FROZEN Fun

 After all the planning the DisneySide party has come and gone. It was a fantastic time and I was very worn out afterwards.  So, I guess that means we had a great time!  We decorated in our theme of Frozen, making everything blue and white from balloons to cupcakes. We made a bunch of Snowflakes to hang all over giving it the winter Arendelle feel. And when the guests arrived I got so excited after all the planning and the baking.  It was finally time to see them react and show their DisneySide! I found some Frozen trivia online and when I went through the questions myself I was thinking they were pretty hard.  I did see the movie but, there were ones I didn't know the answer to. Thank goodness for the answer key, I was thinking. I wanted to make it really fun and with some hints to the kids all but one was answered.

The blue and white "Frozen" cupcakes went in minutes, I wished I had baked more. Then they moved onto the "Mickey" Brownies which were so fun to make. I loved how excited they were to see the themed food I made. It was great, they were having as much fun as I was. I loved that I could incorporate other Mickey props that I had gotten over the years, including a Mickey serving tray I got on the Disney Cruise Line. A lot of these props were also used in our fun "Hidden Mickey" game. The winner counted 109 Hidden Mickey's in the house. The game was to go around to each room in the house and count every Mickey everywhere. I bet there were even more.

I think my favorite part was when it came time to get creative and show their DisneySides with the Hanes T-shirts. My idea was for them to take a blank canvas and create their favorite Frozen moment, character or theme from the movie. So I gave them the t-shirts and markers and waited to see the creativity fly. I was so impressed and loved what they had done. They each won prizes for creativity and said they were wearing them to school on Monday.

Frozen themed Snowflakes 

More Snowflakes 

Mickey Cupcake Holders 

I loved making the Mickey Confetti for the table center piece and they thought it was so cool too. I used one of my scrapbooking tools to make it.

They each loved their Mickey Love print as their thanks for coming gift and I added a bunch of other gifts too like Disney magnets, vinylmations and pins. Also included in their goody bags were some Craisins and stickers. We also had fun putting on the Goofy tattoos and talking about awesome Disney Memories from trips past and future plans.

I want to thank everyone for coming it was a blast, and thank all the DisneySide sponsors - American Tourister, Hanes, Ocean Spray, runDisney and HP for all their great products that was included in my DisneySide Home Celebration kit. I could not have done it without them and their great products.

Disclaimer: I was given a kit of products from companies to host a DisneySide home party. In no way was any of the opinions here influenced by anyone. All content is based on honest opinions and experiences. Thanks ! 

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10 March 2014

An amazing new extended clip from Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

In Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Steve Rogers teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.  

Like Captain America on Facebook: facebook.com/captainamericamovie

Follow Captain America on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/CaptainAmerica

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER releases in theaters everywhere on April 4th!

OPI Celebrates the Muppets with Limited Edition Nail Lacquers Inspired by Disney's New Film Muppets Most Wanted

OPI announces the launch of eight new limited edition nail lacquers inspired by Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted. With an all-star cast including Kermit the Frog, Constantine, Ricky Gervais, Miss Piggy, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and the whole Muppet gang, this family comedy is directed by James Bobin and written by Bobin and Nicholas Stoller. Muppets Most Wanted opens in theaters on March 21, 2014.
 “The Muppets are a fun-loving, colorful cast of characters. These eight new nail lacquers were inspired by their latest adventures in Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted, which include a glamorous international stage tour – and lots of surprises,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP.  “Fashionable Miss Piggy is represented through soft pink, peach and pearlescent hues, as well as a frosty sapphire blue – Miss Piggy’s Big Number – to match her fabulous tour gown. The remaining four shades highlight the film’s unexpected elements and include a color-shifting mauve and three sparkle-packed lacquers – including my personal favorite Gaining Mole-mentum, a gold and rose chunky shredded glitter.”

06 March 2014

The LEGO Movie "Weekends" Return This Weekend at LEGOLAND ® Florida

With a record-breaking box office debut, an action-packed video game and a contagious song, everything is awesome with “The LEGO® Movie,” and kids and parents alike just can’t get enough. So, it’s no surprise that these fans are looking to LEGOLAND Florida for more movie-themed fun in a fantastic LEGO inspired theme park setting. Back by popular demand, The LEGO Movie Weekend festivities will return to LEGOLAND Florida every weekend in March starting Mar. 8, bringing back scavenger hunts, photo opportunities as well as new family fun with a chance to help transform Miniland USA’s New York City into the famous Bricksburg.

“The LEGO Movie” Weekend at LEGOLAND Florida includes the following activities:
New! The LEGO Movie Take Over of Miniland’s New York City – Miniland USA
Guests can use their imagination to build their own unique LEGO model to help LEGOLAND Florida Master Model Builders transform Miniland USA’s New York City into Emmet’s home town, Bricksburg. Master Model Builders will add iconic LEGO Bricksburg Models each weekend such as:
  • The construction crane hoisting “The LEGO Movie” Logo over the city.
  • Lord Business’ Evil Lair
  • Batman’s Batwing Vehicle
  • Benny’s Spaceship…and more!

Celebrate with Some White Chocolate #Cheesecake - Today is the Day

Happy National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

OK, so if you know me - you know how much I love cheesecake and there's a day to celebrate one of my favorites. I'm a bit obsessed with cheesecake - I do make my own and buy it too. I have tried many and I think hands down Cheesecake Factory is the best. Not only for a variety of flavors, great texture and delicious tastes. No one can come close not even Juniors in New York. Two of my favorite flavors are Oreo and Godiva, the one I love to make is Oreo and Oreo with hint of orange flavor. Enjoy !!

 Today- March 6th - is National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day! 

 and now a little history about this Delicious subject 

A Greek writer named Athenaeus recorded the oldest surviving cheesecake recipe. The ancient dessert called for just three ingredients—cheese, honey, and flour. Despite its simplicity, the Greeks believed that cheesecake had special powers. Brides and grooms ate it as wedding cake, and athletes enjoyed it before the first Olympic games in 776 BC!

The cheesecake we know and love today relies heavily on cream cheese, which wasn’t invented until the 1870s. By the early 1900s, cheesecake appeared on almost every restaurant menu in New York City and soon became a nationwide sensation. People love to experiment with interesting cheesecake flavors like piña colada, turtle, pumpkin pecan, crème brûlée, red velvet, and today's reason to celebrate, white chocolate.  Courtesy of PunchBowl.

 What is Your Favorite flavor of Cheesecake?

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04 March 2014

Wordless Wednesday - MARCH Calendar Shot

Focused on the Magic

Welcome to this week's Wordless Wednesday - These March Calendar Pics are of the Flower and Garden going on this year - 2014 ! Hope this brings a little warmth and joy to you.

A big thanks to Deb for Hosting - Join the Hop @http://www.focusedonthemagic.com

Have a Magical Day ! 

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Disney Infinity - PC Updates

IT was announced that the Disney Infinity PC game will allow new and existing online players to download true-to-property Play Sets for the first time.  Additional new content include waves one and two hexagonal power discs, select pre-made Adventures and Mastery Tutorials. These functions were previously only available on the best-selling Disney Infinity console game.

Additionally, the update also introduced a new Toy Box rewards program.  Fans who log-in and play Disney Infinity on PC at least four times over the course of a week will earn new pre-made Adventures and a variety of toys they can use to make one-of-a-kind Toy Box creations.

Disney Infinity Launches Major Updates for PC Game
New Content Expands Connected Play Across Consoles, PCs and Mobile Devices

Disney Interactive announced today that the Disney Infinity PC game will allow new and existing online players to download true-to-property Play Sets for the first time.  Additional new content include waves one and two hexagonal power discs, select pre-made Adventures and Mastery Tutorials. These functions were previously only available on the best-selling Disney Infinity console game.

The update also introduced a new Toy Box rewards program.  Fans who log-in and play Disney Infinity on PC at least four times over the course of a week will earn new pre-made Adventures and a variety of toys they can use to make one-of-a-kind Toy Box creations. Those Toy Boxes can then be shared and played with friends on any platform, regardless of the one it was created on, including the Disney Infinity Toy Box app for iOS and Win8.

Players can download the PC game at https://infinity.disney.com/ and content updates can be purchased on the website at https://infinity.disney.com/pc-shop . Details of the content offerings are listed below: