30 September 2016

Inspirational!! Disney Movie Review "Queen Of Katwe"

After seeing "Queen Of Katwe" this week, it stirred many emotions. I really loved this movie because, of its inspiring story. It is based on a true story so before I saw it I knew a little about this amazing girl's story. You take so much from this movie ~ Love, Inspiration, Family, Drive and Humor. This moving plot of a young girl from Uganda, Africa with not much going for her but, somehow she still becomes a Queen. One life lesson I learned is it's important for all of us to remember how much we have going for us and not dwell on what we don't have. To also believe in ourselves when it seems hopeless, and in this movie it took one person to give hope to her. To see beyond the despair and the poverty. These are some of the things I really enjoyed in this movie, life lessons that I or (anyone) can relate to.

With all the movies I review - This is one of the best movies to come out this year, because the main character Phiona is beyond inspirational. The way she plays chess is amazing, incredible, genius and magical. She is someone young girls can look up to and our daughters can learn from. She teaches us in the movie it's not where you come from but, where you are going and the journey getting there. The movie is a brilliant look at how the game of Chess can change lives by making new friends and building self confidence. I mean to go from practically nothing, poverty you can't even imagine to becoming a Chess Champion. This is something you have to see. I recommend it for all ages, there is no violence just laughs. Queen of Katwe proves you don't need much but, someone to believe in you and your family too. 

The characters are very strong and determined in this movie, not only Phiona herself but, her mother Harriet play by the magnificent Lupita Nyong’o, the actress is amazing in this part. In the movie she has 4 children and no husband (he dies). She is cautious at first about the chess playing, then sees how much this will change her daughters life and become very supportive. Robert Katende played by (David Oyelowo) again so incredible a performance as Phiona's  mentor and teacher. He teaches the kids in the village to play chess at the community center. So one day Phiona follows one in, she wants to see what's going on. Not only does she learn the game of chess, she beats the best players from allover Uganda and still manages to keep her kind, sweet spirit in the wake of others telling her she doesn't belong. Remember poor and a girl, not much acceptance where she lives. It just amazing this story, definitely check it out. Oh and the best part through all this competition and learning - we also find out she can't read or write, so she learns to do that too.

I really think this story is one that will truly inspirer for years to come. We can all learn more about life from playing Chess. It teaches patience, strategy, will, drive and self-confidence. Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!

movie over view 
For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family. 

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23 September 2016

It Smells Amazing! Nexxus Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist #Review

I have been using the Nexxus Dry Shampoo for a few weeks now and I really Love this product. It lets me move a lot faster in the morning when I'm getting ready for the day. I like that I can save time because, not having to wash my hair every day is something that takes a lot of time when you are trying to move fast. I have thick/curly hair and doing the whole routine from washing to styling has been something I've been wanting to make easier. I definitely recommend this product to anyone, I feel it's a great addition to the morning routine. It can save you time and we all need that. 

The smell was also another BIG selling point, it smell so pretty and fresh. There is a stunning fragrance about your hair when you are done. Your hair is left light and airy, not heavy and all the dirt and grease are gone. I was surprised how well it worked, my hair can get kinda dirty from not washing just 1 day and this dry shampoo definitely improved the look and feel. I definitely recommend it and say it worked well for me. 

I received a free sample of the product from Influenster for my opinion - in no way did this influence my statement here. #ad #Influenster

Thanks :-)

22 September 2016

Brand New Today! #Disney Princess: Charmed Adventures for Mobile Devices

Here is Today's Disney news! 
These famous Disney voices have returned. Mandy Moore, Jodi Benson and Anika Noni Rose bring Rapunzel, Ariel and Tiana to life in new adventure game.

Disney released a brand new game today called - Disney Princess: Charmed Adventuresan adventure-filled mobile game that inspires kids to dream big, just like some of their favorite Disney Princess characters — Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel and Tiana. Bringing some of these iconic characters to life in the game are the original voice talent from their respective films: Mandy Moore as Rapunzel (Tangled), Jodi Benson as Ariel (The Little Mermaid) and Anika Noni Rose as Tiana (The Princess and the Frog).

15 September 2016

They Are So Fun!! Add Disney Stickers to Your Messages on iOS10

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media launched Disney Stickers, a series of sticker packs that enable Apple iOS10 users to have more fun with their iMessage communications with Disney characters and props. 

Disney Stickers users can tell their daily stories through a modern day blank canvas – the iMessage platform – and express their creativity and storytelling through rich, animated stickers featuring characters and art from beloved Disney stories. Pump up a vacation photo with a sticker of Stitch from Lilo/Stitch; share your excitement for the weekend with a sticker of Joy from Inside Out; or celebrate epic teamwork through a Han and Chewie sticker from Star Wars — Disney Stickers convey everyday emotions and expressions that are better said with visuals than words. watch hilarious video below.

14 September 2016

Movie News! Storm Reid Cast as Meg Murry in Disney's A WRINKLE IN TIME

Very exciting news to tell you guys about that was announced today. The upcoming Disney film A WRINKLE IN TIME. After an extensive search, The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce that 13-year-old Storm Reid will play the lead role of Meg Murry in the upcoming Disney live action adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle’s A WRINKLE IN TIME.

13 September 2016

Marlow's Tavern #Orlando ~ NEW FALL Menu Has Tasty RIBS & A Whiskey menu

Highlights include win a patio party for 10 guests, special menu items i.e. (RIBS) Now Through October 17 + new drink concoctions = a really Super Satisfying Meal. 
A local favorite here in Orlando - Marlow's Tavern is kicking off the fall season with the annual Ribs & Whiskey menu of drool-worthy food and drink specials available at all four neighborhood taverns in Central Florida.  

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 13 through Monday, Oct. 17, guests will squeal with joy while devouring barbecue, handcrafted cocktails and featured drinks.
Marlow’s is also offering fans a chance to win a patio party for 10 guests at the Marlow’s location of their choice. Beginning Sept. 16 through Oct. 8, participants can enter the sweepstakes by providing their contact information through Marlow’s Facebook page. Fans who refer their friends and family to participate will receive bonus entries.  The winner will be announced on Oct. 12.  
The Ribs & Whiskey celebration menu features three delicious slathers served tableside - Jack Daniel's glaze, East Carolina barbecue and Marlow's chipotle barbecue sauce. Each gives a sweet, spicy, smoky or tangy zip to the perfectly seasoned ribs. Guests will find an assortment of seasonal fare on the menu, including:

Check Out This Beautiful Poster!! #Disney's Moana - New Poster Available!

Just Love It!!  Here’s the new poster for Disney’s Moana coming to theatres in 3D this Thanksgiving. Plus a brand new trailer will debut this Thursday!

01 September 2016

Brick or Treat to Scare Up Candy, Fireworks & Gentle Halloween Fun at LEGOLAND Fl. This October!

Happy September and with start of the Fall - We look forward to a very scary and fun Halloween season at the theme parks. Here's the info on what you can expect at Legoland Florida!!

The Halloween party #BuiltForKids returns to LEGOLAND Fl. on 11 dates in October, featuring a LEGO lineup of spooky, kooky, brick-tacular activities and extended park hours. Expanded last year with even more lightly frightful fun, Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly is an all-day event included with park admission — no extra ticket required!

Offered every Saturday and Sunday in October, plus Monday, Oct. 31, the popular annual event includes a special Halloween-themed fireworks spectacular on 10 of the 11 event dates, meet-and-greet opportunities with a ghoulish gallery of LEGO monsters and a stunning, brick-built model perfect for scary selfies and snapshots. Joining the lineup of special activities this year is a kid-centric parade free to all guests who come dressed up in costumes.

Parked in Market Plaza will be the 13-foot-long Vampyre Hearse, a giant LEGO model inspired by a set from the now-retired LEGO Monster Fighters series. For this year’s Brick or Treat, the hot-rod hearse made out of more than 280,000 LEGO and DUPLO bricks has been enhanced with spooky sound effects and ghostly lights, making it an even-more-perfect photo opportunity for boys and ghouls.
Highlights also will include: