30 October 2015

An Impressive Sneak Peek @ UPCOMING COVERS FOR #DARKKNIGHT III: The Master Race

You gotta check out the amazing artwork here. These character pics are dark, bold and ready to tell a story. Batman, Wonder Woman and Robin ~
So Check Out This New Art for the Dark Knight III Book 2 Mini Comic Cover, Plus Variant Cover Treatments From Eduardo Risso, Cliff Chiang and Frank Miller!!!

Even though we are still a few weeks away from the debut of DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE (on sale 11/25), but that doesn’t mean we’re gonna stop whetting your appetites with more from the upcoming chapters in this highly anticipated saga!

Feast your eyes on some new artwork for Book 2, on sale December 23: First up, Eduardo Risso’s been working overtime on DKIII, and his efforts have yielded pure gold. The Amazon Warrior,
Wonder Woman is the featured character in the “DARK KNIGHT UNIVERSE PRESENTS” mini comic bound into each copy of Book 2, and she looks like she’s ready to take on anything or anybody!

Risso isn’t stopping there; he’s also working on a 1 in 50 variant cover for the Book 2, with Batman looking as menacing and mean as ever! Keep an eye out at your local retailer for this one!

Superstar artist Cliff Chiang is also contributing to the cause, with this sweet 1 in 10 variant cover homage to DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, with Carrie (Robin) Kelly helping an injured Batman after his first encounter with the Mutant Leader.

And what would a set of variant covers be without representation from the Man himself? Here’s Frank Miller’s rendition of the Dark Knight; this art will be the basis for his 1 in 100 variant cover for Book 2. Even beaten, bloodied and bruised, Batman still looks like a character you don’t want to mess with!

Wow - Major bad-ass that Batman is!! But we all knew that, LOL!!

Impressive - Can't wait to read them. How about you?

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Ridiculously Funny - Open Season: Scared Silly check out ... #OfficialTrailer

 Here's the 411 on the DVD - coming this Spring!! don't be scared silly to read more .....

29 October 2015

#Halloween Cupcakes - Oogie Boogie

Thanks to searches on Disney Family - I found the greatest Halloween cupcake recipe to do this week. I'm sharing it with you so you to can have a creepy, spooky Oogie Boogie Halloween!! 

Oh You Also Need Some Marshmallows too!! Then 
  •  Frost the cupcakes with a thin layer of icing.

    Place a half marshmallow on the center of each frosted cupcake.

  • Cut off the tip of the plastic decorating bag so that the opening is about 3/4-inch wide. Then fill the bag with green frosting (not too full or the frosting will come out the top when you squeeze it).
    Working with one cupcake at a time, pipe frosting around the base of the marshmallow and then up and over it, moving toward the center and ending with a large peak.
  • Smooth the surface of the frosting with a butter knife, periodically dipping the tip of the knife in water so the icing will be easier to spread. Don't worry about making it perfectly smooth -- it will look even more like Oogie Boogie with a few lumps and "wrinkles."
  • Snip a pair of narrow licorice eyes and a wide licorice mouth for each cupcake. Use the tip of a toothpick to gently press the candy pieces into the frosting face, angling the eyes a bit to resemble Oogie Boogie's.

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This Is Awesome! #Halloween Ice Cream Cake with Candy Inside, Pumpkin Piñata Cake #Review

It's New - Piñata Pumpkin Patch Cake 

Baskin Robbins

 "I really like it and want another piece" - was the first things out of their mouths. I had the whole family gather round and try this new, beautifully designed looking Halloween cake. For this Halloween season head over to Baskin Robbins and check out the Piñata Cake, it's filled with candy. Cool right! I mean what an awesome idea to fill an ice cream cake with M&M's! The Piñata cake has vanilla cake on the bottom and ice cream on the top with a thick layer of orange frosting, and the M&M's all throughout the middle. So when you cut the pumpkin open the M&M's spill out, it was just like a piñata at a party. The family and I very much enjoy the flavors of the cake and the fun of cutting it open. 

Pick your own flavors!
Our dedication to variety has given you the ability to make your cake exactly how you love it, so ingredients will ultimately depend on your customized choices

Another suggestion for Halloween might be this delicious Halloween Oreo Cake too.... 
This cake is perfect for candy lovers, the new Piñata Pumpkin Patch Cake, is dressed up like a "jack-o-lantern" and features a candy-filled center that pours out – just like a piñata – as soon as it’s cut. 

Take the classic, top-selling OREO® Cookie Cake and dressed it up for Halloween, featuring festive OREO® Cookies complete with spooky eyes. 
This spooky spin on a classic favorite with the new OREO® Cookie Halloween Cake, featuring the brand’s traditional OREO® Cookie Cake decorated in orange and topped with festive Halloween OREO® cookies. 

Baskin-Robbins’ ice cream cakes can be customized with any ice cream flavor, including the October Flavor of the Month, Trick OREO® Treat, or the seasonal rich and creamy Pumpkin Pie ice cream, and can be purchased in-store or online at www.baskinrobbins.com/onlineordering.

A returning favorite, Trick OREO® Treat is Baskin-Robbins’ fun twist on the candy-filled trick-or-treat bag on Halloween night. This flavor features vanilla-flavored ice cream packed with Halloween OREO® cookies, along with Baby Ruth® and Butterfinger® candy pieces for an ice cream flavor so delicious it’s terrifying. Trick OREO® Treat ice cream can be enjoyed in a cup or cone, or in a Milkshake, throughout the month of October at participating Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide.

Also, for an extra sweet treat this month, this is Awesome!

Baskin-Robbins is continuing to celebrate its 70th birthday with its “Celebrate 31” promotion on Saturday, October 31st. For fans looking to enjoy something extra sweet this Halloween, for one day only on October 31st ice cream lovers can enjoy any scoop for just $1.31* at participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide, including the Orlando area. Scoop offer good on every size scoop. Waffle cones and toppings are extra. Cannot be combined with other offers. Plus applicable tax.

Disclaimer: I was given a piñata cake for free to give my honest opinion on. In no way did it influence anything written here. Thanks and Happy Halloween!!!

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28 October 2015

Download “Disney Gif” for Android to Share Disney, Star Wars and Marvel Gifs

Disney Gif has something for everyone. 

Disney Interactive released an Android version of Disney Gif, an app that lets users easily send gifs and emojis of their favorite stories and characters via text, email, and other messaging and social platforms. Featuring: 
  • Disney, 
  • Star Wars
  • Marvel, 
  • Disney•Pixar, 
  • ABC and 
  • Disney Parks
Whether you're feeling 
  • happy, 
  • sassy, or 
  • villainous 

27 October 2015

Check Out This Scrumptious Looking #CrabCake - Crabtober Fest at Cocoa Beach, Florida

Welcome Crab Lovers!!!
Doesn't that look amazing and today I'm sharing the recipe to make it with you. Keep reading for details on the crab festival and the complete recipe are waiting below. And don't miss Crabtober happening right now in Cocoa Beach, Florida - just a short drive from Orlando and or Disney. Enjoy!!!!

THE Westgate Resorts’ Cocoa Beach Pier is wrapping up Crabtober Fest, now through Oct. 31 at the pier’s Boardwalk Bar and Pelican’s Bar & Grill.

Fresh crab takes center stage in a number of mouthwatering dishes, including crab cakes with a spicy remoulade, crab-stuffed potato skins with sriracha-infused sour cream dipping sauce, snow crab legs, crab pasta with garlic, tomatoes and a sherry cream sauce and crab twisters with a creamy mozzarella sauce, fresh bacon bits, diced tomatoes and green onions.

Visitors can also enjoy live entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, daily specials Monday through Friday, and happy hour from 4 – 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

25 October 2015

#TheGoodDinosaur Product Line "Roars" Into Stores #Holidays

Unearth a new “dinomite” ( You Got That Right) product assortment inspired by The Good Dinosaur

This is going to be such a great movie, from the preview I saw to the cute merchandise below, I am excited as I can be. I Love these cute characters they are so adorable and featured below are some of the new products that are based on the new Disney-Pixar movie out this Thanksgiving. Lots of pics show the merchandise below and with the Holidays coming, there are so many gifts that your kids would love, from bedding to books to pjs and toys. 

Disney Consumer Products ~ shows us new product collection inspired by DisneyPixar’s animated adventure The Good Dinosaur, which thunders into theaters on November 25, 2015, featuring Arlo, an Apatosaurus who finds himself on a life-changing adventure alongside an unlikely human friend named Spot. DCP’s cross-category product lineup ranges from figures and apparel to home décor and novelty items from Disney Store and best-in-class licensees TOMY, Just Play, and many more. Whether playing with Arlo and Spot figures, dressing up in your favorite dinosaur apparel, or reading about everyone’s favorite prehistoric friends, families can continue their prehistoric journey outside of the movie theater with these products.

“Dinosaurs fascinate kids and adults alike, and Pixar Animation Studios’ unique take on our prehistoric friends has allowed us to bring a whole new level of personality and storytelling to products for fans of all ages,” said Josh Silverman, executive vice president of global licensing, Disney Consumer Products.

The Good Dinosaur story extends through Disney Publishing Worldwide’s Disney Press titles, a storytelling app that features original sound and video clips from the film, and Little Golden Books by Random House with formats ranging from leveled readers to board books to storybooks. The program gives readers a hilarious and heartfelt introduction to the new DisneyPixar adventure.
The Good Dinosaur products are available now at mass and specialty retailers nationwide, Disney Store locations and DisneyStore.com. DisneyStore.com also offers a Personalized Shop that allows fans to customize a variety of items, from tech accessories and school supplies to apparel and party invitations, with their favorite characters from the movie. 

Highlights from the product line include:

Figurines & Plush:
·         The Good Dinosaur Galloping Butch by TOMY ($39.99 )
·         The Good Dinosaur Animated Talking Arlo with Spot by Disney Store ($24.95)
·         The Good Dinosaur Core Figurines by TOMY  ($4.99 – $19.99)
·         The Good Dinosaur Feature Plush by Just Play ($24.99)

Apparel & Accessories:
·         The Good Dinosaur T-Rex Hoodie by Disney Store  ($32.95)
·         The Good Dinosaur Family T-Shirts by Disney Store ($14.95 – $19.95 each)
·         The Good Dinosaur PJ Sets by Disney Store ($16.95 each)
·         The Good Dinosaur Kids Footwear by ACI ($21.99)
·         The Good Dinosaur Backpacks by Global Designs Concept ($19.95)
·         The Good Dinosaur Slippers by Disney Store ($16.95)
·         The Good Dinosaur Arlo Role-Play Costume by Disney Store ($39.95)

#Halloween Happenings! SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium Divers Perform Underwater Pumpkin Carvings

Orlando¹s new aquarium surprises and delights guests by creating jack-o¹-lanterns during dive shows ~
­ SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium is putting a new twist on pumpkin carving by taking the traditional Halloween activity underwater! At select times throughout the day, the aquarium¹s divers perform fun and educational dive shows for guests in the Indian, Atlantic or Pacific Ocean habitats, surrounded by sharks, rays, sea turtles, fish and other marine life. *In the spirit of the upcoming Halloween holiday, several divers have taken their pumpkin carving skills to new levels by carving designs, such as turtles, sharks and more, to create ocean-themed jack-o¹-lanterns while submerged in the Indian Ocean habitat.

A Very Exciting Update for Android Users - Disney Magic in Their Texts

Download “Disney Gif” for Android to Share Disney, Star Wars and Marvel Gifs

Really incredible news for Android uses, you too can add lots of Disney magic straight from their phones. Adding to the everyday boring texts, we can now add loads of fun to our messages. :^)
 Disney Interactive released an Android version of Disney Gif, an app that lets users easily send gifs and emojis of their favorite stories and characters via text, email, and other messaging and social platforms. Featuring content from Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, Disney•Pixar, ABC and Disney Parks, Disney Gif has something for everyone. :8)
Whether they’re feeling happy, sassy, or villainous, users can find the perfect gif in the app’s curated galleries, which are categorized by emotion.  They can also search by franchise, with designated sections for Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, Disney•Pixar, and ABC that are easy to browse. More than 1,000 gifs are live now, and more are added regularly – keep an eye out for new additions in the featured section. :=^)

24 October 2015

Star Wars-Themed Fruit and Veggies Join #Disney and Marvel Healthy Offerings

This is a great idea, I'm always happy as a busy Disney mom to see more healthier options for my kids. Really all kids and having the Disney/Marvel/Star Wars characters on the packaging doesn't hurt at all. I was given info to pass on to you about the new products for kids (adults too) to enjoy, I think this is awesome - don't you? Details and cool pics below... 

@ PMA Fresh SummitYummy Yoda Grapes and Delicious Darth Vader Apples Inspire Star Wars Fans of All Ages to Stay Fit and Eat Right

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) brings the power of the Force to the produce aisle, unveiling new healthy Star Wars branded fruit and veggie offerings to celebrate the addition of Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company’s Healthy Living Commitment. Just in time for the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, families can enjoy Star Wars-themed bagged apples by Sage, citrus fruit by Dayka Hackett, carrots by Kern Ridge and grapes with Yoda-themed packaging by Four Star, which all meet nutritional guidelines put in place by The Walt Disney Company. A sampling of the new product line will be revealed at the PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo October 23-25 in Atlanta, Georgia (Booth #5129).

22 October 2015

Steve Jobs Film Movie #Review and Pics

As a blogger who reviews movies, I was very excited to see this one. The clips I saw weeks ago were riveting and gave a little insight to what the movie was about. In turn, as we saw it this week I can say it didn't disappoint. It's a movie that tells a story of a man who was dedicated to the point of almost crazy obsession but in good way (lol). We see him first in 1984 at the beginning of Apple when the Macintosh computer was first presented to the world. His dedication to the Macintosh product is indeed none like I have ever seen. His friends and co-workers were there to work and build something fabulous the world had never seen. A huge part of the movie centers around this story.

The movie is a great insight to the life of Steve Jobs and the direction he wanted the world to go in. He wanted everyone to have a computer and be able to go on the internet. He knew the internet was revolutionary and would amaze people. He was so dedicated and determined in this movie, as he described himself as the "conductor" just like in an orchestra. He didn't necessarily know how to build but, he had the leadership and the innovative ideas to make great things. It was simply amazing to see the story play out. 

All through out the movie we get a glimpse of the hardship of running company - trying to be the boss and yet be firm with decisions. It wasn't always easy and it's was a great portrayal of Steve Jobs and his very beginnings. Don't look for this film to be about his entire life - it really just centers on that time where his beginnings of creating the Apple we know today and also his failure with the Macintosh in the 80's through the launch of the iMac. You get to see the disappointment of that epic failure turn into the success of what we know today. It was his ideas that lead most of the great products we have today. It's through failure I think that greatness comes and that we see that in this film especially. I think Steve Jobs movie is a great example of the human spirit - keep trying even when you feel like Caesar.

I highly recommend you see it; especially if you are a fan of the Apple products and or Steve Jobs, you get a behind the scene look of how it all started in the garage in California with Steve Wozniack.

Also, I thought the cast of actors was incredible from Michael Fassbender who plays Steve Jobs to Kate Winslet who plays his very sweet and dedicated assistant/marketing chief  - Joanna Hoffman to the amazing acting by Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniack. And the amazing, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley. I think this movie gives great insight to the iconic company and even if you don't like Apple or Steve Jobs, his story is something of an importance. People can take away from this movie many things, the drama of life but, most important that hard work does pay off. 

Everywhere October 23

STEVE JOBS has been rated for language

Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh.  Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley.  The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.

Disclaimer: I was invited to this movie to give a review, in no way did this influence any opinions in this post. All are true and honest, thank you! 

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#Recipe - Jumbo Shrimp with Smoked Grits, Wild Mushrooms, and Pancetta Vinaigrette

I'm happy once again to share a delicious recipe with you. If you love seafood and shrimp,  this savory dish is just the beginning to an awesome dinner. Let me know what you think of it in the comments below. Doesn't it look amazing?

20 October 2015

All-New, 2-Day MegaCon Fan Days Debuts This November in #Orlando - Tickets on Sale Now

Awesome News coming to Orlando!! Info and Ticket prices below, 

Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural MegaCon Fan Days, a brand-new installment from the producers of MegaCon, the Southeast’s largest annual comic book, anime, gaming and multi-media extravaganza. The two-day show debuts at the Orange County Convention Center November 21-22 and will offer the same fandom and fun of MegaCon with the awesomeness of smaller crowds and lower ticket prices.

MegaCon Fan Days is a family-friendly playground for fans of all ages! The event’s line-up includes autographs, photo ops and panels with celebrity guests; Artist Alley, a ”must experience area” for anyone interested in meeting the comic industry’s rising stars; plus costumed characters and an exhibit hall bursting with 100,000-square-feet of shopping madness. Retailers from across the country will sell comics, original artwork, memorabilia, games, toys, t-shirts and much more. 

Celebrity guests confirmed to appear on both Saturday and Sunday are:

•       Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter films, Star Wars Rebels)
•       Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, The Goonies)
•       John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings)
•       Karen Allen (Indiana Jones)
•       Paul McGann (Doctor Who)
•       Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity)
•       Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy, Remember the Titans)
•       James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Another favorite of MegaCon attendees is the all-star line-up of comic book guests. Confirmed to date to appear are Eisner Award-winning writer and illustrator George Pérez (The Avengers, Teen Titans, and Wonder Woman); and creators Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, Painkiller Jane), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn, Power Girl), Cully Hamner (Red, The Question), Mike Perkins (Captain America, Stephen King’s The Stand), Tim Townsend (Uncanny X-Men, Dr. Strange), and Rob Hunter (Suicide Squad, Firestorm).

“MegaCon Fan Days offers a new opportunity for Orlando residents and visitors to celebrate their fandom at a smaller scale event of the same high quality as our annual show,” said MegaCon Show Director Christine Alger. “Join us to check off some gifts on your shopping list before the hectic holiday season begins!” she added.

Orange County Convention Center
West Building (Hall C)
9800 International Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

MegaCon Fan Days 2015 Showroom Dates and Hours:
Saturday, November 21 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 22 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

18 October 2015

Tickets to #StarWars: The Force Awakens Go on Sale Everywhere Following the Trailer Launch

I'm so happy because some of the most exciting news today!! Another trailer is coming out. Mark your calendar Star Wars Fans! :) tomorrow night more will be revealed. But one thing is noticeably missing in the new poster below Luke Skywalker??
Highlights Include:
  • Lucasfilm announced today that the trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS will debut on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” on Monday, October 19, 
  • during halftime of the National Football League (NFL) game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia, 
  • The game starts at 5:15 p.m. PDT/8:15 p.m. EDT. The Spanish language version of the trailer will air on ESPN Deportes simultaneously,
  • Following the trailer launch, tickets to the highly anticipated cinematic event will be on sale everywhere movie tickets are sold.

 #StarWars  #TheForceAwakens

Lucasfilm announced today that the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” on Monday, October 19, during halftime of the National Football League (NFL) game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. The game starts at 5:15 p.m. PDT/8:15 p.m. EDT.  The Spanish language version of the trailer will air on ESPN Deportes simultaneously.

To commence the countdown for the trailer launch, today Lucasfilm released the Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster worldwide. Following the trailer launch, tickets to the highly anticipated cinematic event will be on sale everywhere movie tickets are sold.

In conjunction with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer debut, the Walt Disney Company is providing unprecedented company-wide on-air and social support (#TheForceAwakens) as well as tying in events and special activities for the day of the trailer release.  

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in U.S. theaters on December 18.

17 October 2015

Give Kids The World Village unveils new Towne Hall #GKTW

I'm pleased to give you info on a very exciting event that took place here in Central Florida. Lots of pics too. Please feel free to pass this on to everyone....

This week a brand new addition was opened to the already fabulous Give Kids the World property, Towne Hall. Towne Hall was built to answer the need for expanded dining space for our families. It also brings all of our restaurants under one roof and it gives us the opportunity to offer entertainment inside when we have inclement weather.In keeping with the joyous and child- friendly feel both in artuctecture and feel through out the 79 acre village, the 2-story building is covered in vibrant, rainbow colors reflect Towne Hall's fun design an decade coated theme. It brings all the restaurants in one place, the new food court was dubbed Cafe Clayton. 

Give Kids The World Village celebrated the dedication of the new Towne Hall building on October 15, 2015. The long-awaited two-story building brought all of the Villages restaurant in one convenient place, allowed entertainment inside in case of inclement weather and brought most of the administrative staff together under one roof.

Total square feet: 53,000
Designed by:
C.T. Hsu & Associates and built by Welbro Building Corporation.

Lower Level: 
A new dining area called Café Clayton. It includes Nancy’s Kitchen, operated by Perkins Restaurant & Bakery;  Katie’s Kitchen, run by Boston Market; and Mama Merry’s Pizzeria, a Papa John’s franchise operated by the Village itself
The Hoppening Place, a 5,900-square foot entertainment venue, complete with stage and high-tech audio-visual system. It can accommodate 893 people.

Upper Level: 
Give Kids The World Village administrative offices and meeting rooms
Three meeting rooms have been adopted by corporate partners Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando. Each partner themed a room to reflect its company. 

The west side of Towne Hall also connects to a newly renovated Gingerbread House, a longtime Village icon. The Gingerbread House previously served as the kitchen and dining hall of the Village. With the opening of Café Clayton, it will be used exclusively for dining. 

By the numbers: 

36000 Concrete blocks
1.25 million pounds of concrete
4 miles of pipe and hoses
3 miles of rebar
12,000 carpet tiles
10,000 individual led lights
5000 pounds of stainless steel

66,874 individual peppermint candies (in the tabletops in the dining hall)