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Follow Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom To Disneyland and The Red Carpet Premier of Disney/Pixar Cars 3 #Cars3Event

Follow Acadiana's Thrifty Mom To Disneyland and The Red Carpet Premier of Disney/Pixar Cars 3 #Cars3Event

Follow Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom To Disneyland and The Red Carpet Premier of Disney/Pixar Cars 3 #Cars3Event Y’all!  I’m going to Disneyland!  I am so stinkin’ excited to share with you all that Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom has been invited to a very special Disney/Pixar hosted event for CARS 3 June 9 – 11!  I was invited, along with 24 of Disney’s top Bloggers to Anaheim, CA, to walk the red carpet at the CARS 3 (opening in theatres on 6/16) premiere.  While I am in town, I will also attend the

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Meet Opetaia Foa’i, The Musical Inspiration Behind Disney’s Moana #Moana

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14:  Musician Opetaia Foa'i performs onstage at The World Premiere of Disney’s "MOANA" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Opetaia Foa'i

Meet Opetaia Foa’i, The Musical Inspiration Behind Disney’s Moana #Moana I am so excited to finally tell y’all about meeting Opetaia Foa’i while I was in Los Angeles last month!  I did a little research about him before my trip because, to be honest, I wasn’t sure who he was and how he fit into Disney’s Moana.  Stick with me here and I will explain 😀  One thing that never ceases to amaze me with Disney is the immense amount of thought, preparation, and research that goes into every single

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Chatting With Moana Directors And Golden Globe Nominees Ron Clements & John Musker #Moana

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Chatting With Moana Directors And Golden Globe Nominees Ron Clements & John Musker #Moana Okay y’all, this is exciting stuff.  If you’re not huge Disney geeks, you may not get it right away, but just stick with me for a minute here and you can geek out with me….DISNEY STYLE!   While I was in Los Angeles last month covering the red carpet for Moana; I had the opportunity to sit down and chage with the diirectors (and, now, Golden Globe nominees) Ron Clements and John Musker!  There are so many amazing

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Talking With Nicole Scherzinger About Her Role As Moana’s Mom, Sina #Moana

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Talking With Nicole Scherzinger About Her Role As Moana’s Mom, Sina #Moana I had the most amazing trip to Los Angeles last month and part of that amazing trip was the opportunity I had to sit down with Nicole Scherzinger and talk with her about her role as Moana’s mom, Sina in Disney’s Moana.  Of course, All I can think about is how much I want to sing “Don’t cha” with her HA!  If you don’t recognize her right off the bat, she was the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls

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Talking Family, Culture, and Girl Power with Auli’i Cravalho, The Voice Of Moana #Moana

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Talking Family, Culture, and Girl Power with Auli’i Cravalho, The Voice Of Moana #Moana Disney’s Moana is now open in theaters everywhere. Just last week I had the chance to sit down with Auli’i Cravalho, the beautiful young lady who plays the voice of Moana in this new Disney movie.  I don’t know if y’all remember, but I interviewed her a few months ago during the Pete’s Dragon event and we actually got to interview her with her mother.  The whole room was crying during the interview at the sweetness of

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Chatting With Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Musical Genius Behind Moana #Moana

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Chatting With Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Musical Genius Behind Moana #Moana Lin-Manuel Miranda was sitting just a few feet in front of me last week y’all!  Lin-Manuel Miranda!  Just to let y’all know; he is adorable, just adorable!  He walked into the room with a smile on his face and pep in his step.  I’m sure it doesn’t hurt that he walked into a room filled with 25 women applauding him.  I’m not sure if you knew that Lin-Manuel Miranda did the music for Moana, but in case you didn’t already

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Discussing The Significance of Moana And Family With Dwayne The Rock Johnson #Moana

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Discussing The Significance of Moana And Family With Dwayne The Rock Johnson #Moana So, I’m not sure if you heard, but I got to hang out with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson last week 🙂  Well, I got to interview him and take a few photos with him.  “Hanging out” sounds like so much more fun than “press junket”.  So, for the purposes of helping my ego, I’m going to call it “hanging out” 😀  I, along with 24 other bloggers from across the country, was able to spend time asking

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My Magical Experience on Disney’s Moana Red Carpet #Moana

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My Magical Experience on Disney’s Moana Red Carpet #Moana So, did y’all hear?  There was this red carpet event in Los Angeles Monday night and I was there!  Oh yes, the world premier for Disney’s Moana was Monday, November 14, in preparation for the movie opening on November 23.  This was such an incredible experience at the iconic El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.  From the moment I walked onto the red (in this case blue) carpet, I felt like I was back in Maui.  There was amazing Polynesian music

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Fun New Activity Sheets For Disney’s Moana #Moana

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Fun New Activity Sheets For Disney’s Moana #Moana I have some fun new activity sheets for Disney’s Moana!  Disney’s Moana will be releasing in theaters everywhere this month!  That’s right, November 23 to be exact 😀  It will be in theaters everywhere in 3D on November 24, which happens to be my birthday.  Call it coincidence if you will, but I call it destiny LOL   In honor of Moana opening everywhere in less than two weeks, we wanted to get out these new activity sheets including connect-the-dots, Make your own Kakamora and

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A New Clip & Featurette From Disney’s Moana is Now Available! #Moana

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A New Clip & Featurette From Disney’s Moana is Now Available! #Moana There’s a new clip & featurette from Disney’s Moana available just in time for my Disney Moana adventure to begin!  In two days I leave for the red carpet event with Disney  for Moana!  These new clips are so much fun and really give you a great feel for Moana and what this film is bringing to the ‘big screen’.  Are you getting your grass skirts and coconut bras ready for opening day?  Me either!  LOL  We are eating