Steven Spielberg finds Sophie for THE BFG! #TheBFGMovie

Steven Spielberg finds Sophie for THE BFG!

If you are not familiar with BFG, well, please allow me to enlighten you :D  BFG (Big Friendly Giant)  is a book about a little girl named Sophie and her mysterious friend, the giant!  Y’all may not have seen Ruby Barnhill before, but here she is and how stinkin’ adorable is she?!  

“DreamWorks Studios announced today that newcomer Ruby Barnhill has been cast as the young girl, Sophie, in Roald Dahl’s beloved classic story, The BFG. Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaptation of the childrens novel. Published in 1982, The BFG is the tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the beauty and peril of Giant Country. Barnhill joins Mark Rylance who has been cast as the “Big Friendly Giant.” Spielberg will begin production on The BFG in early 2015 and it will open in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016! “

Ruby Barnhill
Photo credit: Dreamworks Studios

From Dreamworks Studios:  DreamWorks Studios announced today that newcomer Ruby Barnhill has been cast as the young girl, Sophie, in Roald Dahl’s beloved classic story, “The BFG.”  Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaptation of the children’s novel.  Published in 1982, “The BFG” is the tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the beauty and peril of Giant Country. Barnhill joins Mark Rylance who has been cast as the “Big Friendly Giant.”

“The BFG” will be 10-year-old Ruby Barnhill’s first feature film role.  She has been acting for two years and will appear in the upcoming BBC BAFTA award-winning children’s drama “Four O’Clock Club.”  Ruby lives in Cheshire with her parents, younger sister and Tom the cat and is a member of her local youth theatre.

“I feel incredibly lucky and I’m so happy,” said Ruby Barnhill.  “Sophie gets to go on this wonderful adventure and I’m so excited that I get to play her.”

“After a lengthy search, I feel Roald Dahl himself would have found Ruby every bit as marvelous as we do,” said Steven Spielberg.  “We have discovered a wonderful Sophie in Ruby Barnhill.”

Luke Kelly, Managing Director of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and Roald Dahl’s grandson, said, “The character of Sophie is one of the most endearing young heroes in Roald Dahl’s stories. She is as brave as she is curious and has an innate sense of wonder. Many congratulations to Ruby on landing the role. We hope that making ‘The BFG’ proves an utterly magical adventure for her.”

DreamWorks acquired the rights to the book in 2010 after Kathleen Kennedy brought it to the company.  Melissa Mathison, who last teamed with Spielberg and Kennedy on “E.T.,” has written the screenplay.  Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Sam Mercer will produce while Kennedy, John Madden and Michael Siegel are on board as Executive Producers.  Kristie Macosko Krieger and Adam Somner are Co-Producers.

Spielberg will begin production on “The BFG” in early 2015 and it will open in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016.  The Walt Disney Company is distributing the film in the U.S. and select international territories while Mister Smith Entertainment is handling distribution in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  DreamWorks’ partner, Reliance, will distribute the film in India.

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Grands!® Cheesy Herb Monkey Bread

Grands!® Cheesy Herb Monkey Bread

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Photo Credit: Pillsbury

How delicious does this look?!  Oh my goodness, this will definitely be on our table very soon.  You could add just about anything you want to make this perfect for your family.  This will also make a great football food for the big game or for a sleepover with the kiddos.  With the new year coming soon, how about your new year’s eve party?  The possibilities are endless!  You could even make a healthier version with low fat Grands and low fat cheese.  My kids are going to LOVE this!  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did :D

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cans (10.2 oz each) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated buttermilk or original biscuits (5 biscuits each)
  • You can find the full list of ingredients and recipe over at Pillsbury!  
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New Trailer From Inside Out Just Released #InsideOut

New Trailer From Inside Out Just Released

Ahhhh-mazing!!!  The new trailer from Disney’s Inside Out looks amazing!  I’m sitting here watching the trailer and can promise you that we have had THIS conversation at our dinner table and many other places.  Disney has nailed the dynamic between parents and their children.  My husband has this exact reaction when I ask him to intervene LOL  This is going to be so much fun and something the whole family will LOVE!  I…CAN’T…WAIT!!!!

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From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.

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Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

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INSIDE OUT opens in theaters everywhere on June 19, 2015!

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Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop ~ $750 value

Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop ~ $750 value

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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Photo Credit: Hershey’s

We made a lemon version of these Chocolate Crinkle Cut Cookies over the summer.  I cannot wait to try the chocolate version.  My kids are bound to go crazy over them.  We are big chocolate lovers around here and love trying new recipes, especially around the holidays.  Be sure to share your pictures when you try these.  I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as we did!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa or HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • You can find a full list of ingredients and recipe over at Hershey’s!
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New Trailer For Monkey Kingdom Out Now #MonkeyKingdom

New Trailer For Monkey Kingdom Out Now

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Oh my goodness!  If you could hear the collective “SQUEE” that just happened in my living room while watching this trailer LOL  I am so excited to bring you the first trailer to the new Disneynature Movie Monkey Kingdom.  Disneynature does such an amazing job of showing animals in their habitat in such a personal way.  We will get to know the relationship between these animals and their surroundings.  We will also grow to love them and learn how we can help them.  Be sure to keep an eye out for learning materials to accompany this movie as it gets closer to release!

About Monkey Kindom:

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family is forced to relocate, where she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future. Featuring a rich cast of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards and monitor lizards, “Monkey Kingdom” is directed by Mark Linfield (“Chimpanzee,” “Earth”) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Chimpanzee,” “Bears”). With music from award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Shrek” movies), Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure—the follow-up to 2014’s “Bears”—swings into theaters April 17, 2015. For more information about the film and the conservation program, go to www.disney.com/monkeykingdom.

About Disneynature:

Disneynature was launched in April 2008. Its mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. The first five Disneynature films, “Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats,” “Chimpanzee,” and “Bears” are five of the top six highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Chimpanzee” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Disneynatures’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and the films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening-week attendance for all five films, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has planted three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, cared for chimpanzees, educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation and funded research and restoration grants in U.S. National Parks, supporting conservation projects across 2.9 million acres of parkland and protecting endangered species.

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MONKEY KINGDOM opens in theatres everywhere on April 17th!

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Christmas Cookie Tree

Christmas Cookie Tree

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Photo Credit: Pillsbury

I have wanted to make a Christmas cookie tree for years! I absolutely love this one from Pillsbury and think you will too. It looks so, super simple and fun to create with the kiddos. We have been creating something new each day of December and I think this will absolutely have to go on our “to do” list in the next few days. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.

Ingredients:

  • 6 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 sticks Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 3 cups Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 (10-count) set star-shaped cookie cutters in graduated sizes (2″ to 8″ diameters)**
  • You can find the full list of ingredients as well as the recipe over at Pillsbury!
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Peanut Butter Secrets

Peanut Butter Secrets

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Photo Credit: Jif

I’m still hunting Christmas cookies for Santa!  I found these deliciously simple looking cookies on Jif’s Pinterest page.  I cannot wait to try them.  My son is going to LOVE them, I just know.  He’s such a peanut butter fanatic.  These would also make great gifts for the peanut butter lover in your life.  Just put them in a mason jar with a ribbon tied around it and VOILA!  I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we did!

Ingredients: 

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • Or 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • Or 1 teaspoon Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 cup (6 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
  • You can find the full list of ingredients and recipe over at Jif!
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New Trailer Just Released For Strange Magic #StrangeMagic

New Trailer Just Released For Strange Magic

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Oh yes!  We are finally getting a peak at what Strange Magic is going to be all about, well, *some* about :D  I can already see that my 15 year old is going to have a new favorite movie and that is AWESOME!  Strange Magic looks like so much fun with whimsy and comedy around every corner.  What a great way to start off 2015, with fun and magic!

From Touchstone Pictures:

“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”) from a story by George Lucas, “Strange Magic” will be released by Touchstone Pictures on Jan. 23, 2015

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STRANGE MAGIC opens in theatres everywhere on January 23rd!

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Gingerbread-Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Gingerbread-Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

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Photo credit: Pillsbury

If you’re looking for cookies this holiday season, then Pillsbury has you covered.  All of your favorite recipes and even some new ones.  These gingerbread-turtle thumbprint cookies look amazing!  I can just smell them baking.  I am going to try them as part of our cookie delivery to the local shelter next month.  I can’t wait to taste them!  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (30 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated gingerbread cookies
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup dulce de leche or caramel dessert topping
  • You can find the full list of ingredients and recipe over at Pillsbury!
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Win a new 32″ Smart TV

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The Radical Thought of Not Dieting #CoreUnDiet

The Radical Thought of Not Dieting

my weight through the years

Those are all pictures of me at different stages of weight gain/loss.  Right now, I’m closest to the 2014 picture, although I have been actively trying to lose weight this year.  I lost about 40 pounds earlier this year with diet and exercise.  I’ve gained about 20 of it back.  This doesn’t mean that I won’t try again!  I am not a quitter, but I am frustrated with the constant roller coaster of gaining/losing weight.  What can I do?  Can I ever keep it off?  Losing weight is definitely not the hard part; keeping it off is!

“If I set my mind to it, I can do anything.”  Have you ever thought about yourself that way?  Are you overweight? If so, why can’t you lose those extra pounds?

If you set your mind to it, you would diet “until the cows come home” to lose all those pesky pounds.  Right?  But, why doesn’t it turn out that way?  Because you have been led to believe by a huge industry that dieting is the solution. It is not. Dieting causes weight re-bound. Every time. You can’t escape that reality and think that somehow “this time it will be an exception.”You can’t think your way to a better resolution.

You have to do something different to lose weight and keep it off. Something radically different. Don’t diet.  Maybe the next time you want to try to lose weight, shouldn’t you try an UnDiet?  Maybe you ought to look into the #CoreUnDiet.

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Save On The Canon EOS Rebel T5i At Best Buy #CanonatBestBuy

Save On The Canon EOS Rebel T5i At Best Buy

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I am such a faithful fan of Best Buy and Canon products.  This year the Canon EOS Rebel was on my Christmas list.  I am still praying that my hubby will come through for me :D  I love posting recipes and crafts that my kids and I do together and would love a new camera to share the best pictures I can with all of you.  In the mean time; I’d love to introduce you to my new obsession.

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The Real Culprit in Weight Gain? #CoreUnDiet

The Real Culprit in Weight Gain?

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I have tried upward of 30 “diet” plans throughout the course of my life.  Granted, I’m forty and have been obese since I was six years old, YES six years old!  I was obese in the early 80′s when childhood obesity was just starting to rise.  I was being raised by a single mother who was also overweight and had no idea how to help herself or me lose weight.  We have so much more information now about obesity and weight loss and the “undiet” just keeps getting better!

Some say it’s because of overeating or lack of willpower. Others say it’s because of the lack of physical activity. Or maybe because of High Fructose Corn Syrup. Or sugar. Or could it be those dastardly artificial sweeteners.  Whatever it is, we are all getting heavier. We know that of course. We see it in our mirrors and changing clothes sizes. Se we diet.

What we need to realize is that dieting causes weight gain. Dieting is the real culprit.  Dieting causes weight gain? Yup.  Think about it…overtime you dieted you lost weight. Right? But for how long? Didn’t you gain it all back? Then added a few extra pounds? Right again?

Maybe the next time you want to try to lose weight, shouldn’t you try an UnDiet?

Maybe you ought to look into the #CoreUnDiet.

 

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Live On Purpose with CORE UnDiet #CoreUnDiet

Live On Purpose with CORE UnDiet

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Are you tired of dieting?  I know I am!  I’m also tired of costs associated with special foods I need to acquire during the dieting process, tired and horrified of food costs while I’m on a diet, tired and frustrated from the weight regain of the lost weight.  This is a never-ending/never-winning cycle that I want to end TODAY.

I estimate that I have lost (and gained back) well over 700 pounds through various “diets” during my life.  Finally, the alternative to dieting is here – CORE UnDiet Products that help us “Live Life On Purpose”.  Along with the weight I’ve lost, I have also dumped thousands of dollars into diet plans that simply  did not work for me.  I am looking forward to learning more about saving my money and my sanity with the CORE UnDiet.  I hope you follow along on this journey and see what we can learn about ourselves!

If you need an effective UnDiet, for yourself or anybody else to Live Life On Purpose, Start Taking the UnDiet Action Today!

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Skylanders Swapforce JUST $4.99 ~ Kmart

Skylanders Swapforce JUST $4.99 ~ Kmart

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Here’s the deal:

The Skylanders Swapforce Adventure pack, battle pack or triple packs are on sale for only $24.99
Use $5 from signing up with ME as your personal shopper (It should have been in your account on 12/12).
Get pack $15 back in points just for buying this set!
WOWZERS!  Final Price= $4.99

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