Gobblefunk Glossary Just In Time For The BFG Opening #TheBFG
I am so excited that Disney’s The BFG will be opening in theaters everywhere this Friday, July 1st! My kids have all read the book and are itching to see what one of their favorite books looks like on the big screen. This is the first time that Steven Spielberg has directed for Disney and it’s an amazing and magical film that must be seen on the big screen! For my son, this is his favorite book ever and this will be his first experience reading a book and having it adapted into a film. This is going to be such a magical experience for him <3 I just cannot wait to experience it with him! In celebration of THE BFG opening, I wanted to share our fun coloring sheets and activity pages with all of you. Be sure to print out the attached “Gobblefunk” glossary so you and your kids can have fun learning The BFG’s language!
Print the Gobblefunk Glossary now 🙂
About The BFG:
The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.
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My Little Pony The Movie Logo Is Here #MyLittlePony
Just a few weeks ahead of Bronycon, the largest My Little Pony convention in the United States, Hasbo Animation is giving us a sneak peak at the logo for The My Little Pony Movie that is in production! There are “squee’s” to be heard for miles coming from my house right now LOL The new logo with bubble letters and cute sparkles has officially debuted! My daughter is headed to BronyCon next month and I am sure this will be the talk of the convention. Watching this unfold will be so much fun for her and watching her get this excited is always fun for the whole family!
Some of the voices for the new characters in the My Little Pony Movie include Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Uzo Aduba, Liev Schreiber and Michael Pena. The film will keep the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’s “Mane 6” actors such as Tara Strong and Ashleigh Ball, and others, as the core Pony herd on the big-screen. I’m so happy about this because my daughter has grown to love these characters in My Little Pony. Be sure to stay tuned, because I’m sure there will be so much more to sare as The My Little Pony movie is slated to hit theaters Oct. 6, 2017! Thanks for the heads-up Hollywood Reporter!
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Clean eating is important for a healthy lifestyle. Humans were made to eat from the earth. Processed foods are putting chemicals in your body that were never meant for human consumption. It’s causing an increase in behavioral and physical issues. If you’re not sure how to eat clean, here are some healthy recipes that you need to try.
Spinach and Shrimp Salad
When people think of salad, they often think of iceberg lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, cucumber, and other delicious vegetables. You probably top it off with some ranch dressing. The first issue is the ranch, because it has more than 100 calories per serving, and people tend to put at least 4-5 servings of it on a salad. The other issue is people tend to get sick of eating the same things over and over again. There are so many different types of salads you can eat. The spinach and shrimp salad is healthy, delicious, and packed with protein. It is made with fresh baby spinach leaves, bacon, jumbo shrimp, fennel, grape tomatoes, red onion, shallots, and balsamic vinaigrette.
Vegetable Hash & Poached Egg
If you’re tired of just eating vegetables, make sure you change it up a bit. The poached egg gives you a creamy punch to the vegetables because you slice it and let the yolk run down along them. To make this, you need sweet onion, red potatoes, zucchini, zucchini squash, fresh green beans, tomato, and chives. Chop all your vegetables and cook them over medium-high heat with some extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil. Add some spices of your choice, and remove from heat once the veggies are browned. To poach the egg, fill a saucepan with water and bring it to a boil. Once it’s at a full boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and add a teaspoon of vinegar. Gently crack your egg into the water and cook for three minutes. While it’s cooking, plate your vegetable hash. When the egg is finished, remove it from the water with a slotted spoon and place it on your vegetables. Top your food with some parmesan cheese and it’s ready to eat. If you want some extra flavor, you can top the meal with a sauce of your choice. HamptonCreek foods makes delicious, healthy sauces such as chipotle, garlic mayo, and sesame ginger.
Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken
Stuffed chicken is always delicious. It’s a great thing to make because you can play with different ingredients to stuff it with. You can keep it simple and stuff it with some provolone or make something more complex like the Mediterranean stuffed chicken. This chicken is stuffed with red pepper, crumbled feta cheese, pitted kalamata olives, and fresh basil. Mince the kalamata olives and red peppers and put them in a bowl with the basil and feta cheese. To stuff the chicken breast, you’ll need a thick breast that you can slice. Chicken breasts have two short sides and two longer sides. Slice one of the shorter sides so you create a pocket. Be slow and precise so you don’t slice too far and open up any of the other three sides. Another way to stuff chicken breast is flattening and rolling it. Flatten the breast with the base of a coffee mug or a rolling pin if you don’t have a flattening tool. Once it’s flattened, put the stuffing on top of the breast, and then roll it up inside. Hold it together with toothpicks. Season your chicken with salt and pepper and broil for about 15 minutes.
Zucchini Taco Boats
Tacos are delicious, so what do you do when you want to cut out the unhealthy taco shells. Your options are flour shells full of gluten and empty carbs or corn shells that are highly processed and filled with genetically modified corn. Neither of those choices is great. Most people opt for a taco salad, but that can get old. If you want something new and fresh that will give you added nutrients, try zucchini taco boats. To make these, you just need zucchini, taco meat, green onions, and cheddar cheese. Cut your zucchini lengthwise to make the boats. Bake the zucchini in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and add the cooked taco meat and top with shredded cheese and chopped green onion. Put the pan back in the oven and cook until the cheese is melted. If you have to have it, top with a little sour cream. However, if you want to keep it completely healthy, you can some plain Greek yogurt instead.
Clean eating doesn’t have to be tasteless. These recipes are all healthy and delicious. You can find more recipes on Pinterest so you don’t have to keep eating the same things all the time.
Oh my SQUEEE! We have a new Baby Dory Clip that is aaaaaaaDORABLE! Those eyes, that voice, oh my goodness! My kids didn’t stand a chance. They might have jumped through the screen to give her a hug if they could! Baby Dory is simply a-DORY-able (see what we did there?) I know you’re going to love it! We’re headed to Memphis this week to see Finding Dory at the drive-in theater. Have you seen it yet? You really need to if not. If you have seen it, then go see it again 😀 We have been holding out to go to the drive in and see it with Grammy, but this clip may just have amped up the excitement. I’m sure my kids are going to be bouncing around until we actually get to see it on Thursday. I’ll let y’all know if we survive the wait! Let me know what you think, below.
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. “Finding Dory” swims into theaters TODAY.
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past.
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I was given the opportunity to try out LivRelief and see how I like it. Much to my surprise LivRelief really did relieve my knee pain quickly and naturally; just like they said it would! With Father’s Day happening last weekend, I decided to cut the grass so my husband didn’t have to . This is the only time I ever cut the grass LOL Well, it has been a couple of weeks since the grass has been cut because we went on vacation last week. This is south Louisiana, so there has been plenty of rain and sunshine and rain and sunshine. You know, that amazing cycle that causes the grass to grow very quickly?! Our backyard was out of control! The front yard wasn’t so bad, but the back, eeeeek.
After finishing the yard, I didn’t feel too bad. I was tired from the heat and pushing the mower, but I wasn’t too achy. I knew I would be achy in the days to come since cutting grass was not one of my normal activities. In order to head off any aches or pains, I rubbed LivRelief into my knees before I went to bed that night. I am not one to wait until my knees start aching before I treat them. With torn ligaments and arthritis in my knees; I know they are going to ache; it’s just a part of my life. To my surprise, my knees were not aching when I woke up the next morning, but just to be sure, I rubbed more LivRelief cream into my knees before I got dressed that morning, then repeated before I went to bed that next night. I am more than happy to report that my knees NEVER got achy after cutting the grass! That has not ever happened, at least not in my memory!
The next day, I went walking around the neighborhood. I love to walk, but have gotten out of the routine lately because of vacation and, well, summertime! My knees always ache after my walks, and sure enough, this day was no different. I went home, drank a bottle of water, and rubbed LivRelief on my knees (I’m really getting hooked on this stuff). Within an hour my knees were feeling better! They weren’t 100% pain free, but the pain was definitely more manageable that normal and I was able to forego the Ibuprofen! Anytime I can find a natural remedy that allows me not to take a pill; I am sold! But, don’t take my word for it; try LivRelief for youself. You can find it over HERE at amazon and give it a try 😀 Buy LivRelief now and receive $2 off your purchase when you use promo code ONU56TLNduring checkout on Amazon.com.
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Amazon’s Annedroids Is Back For Season 3 #ANNEDROIDS
This post is sponsored by Amazon Studios. All opinions are 100% my own.
I am so excited to share with y’all that Amazon has announced that they are going to debut the third season of its Emmy-nominated original kids series Annedroids on June 24 on Prime Video! I don’t know if you’re kids are into this Amazon series or not, but mine sure are! Annedroids is the reason we have FireTV in our house LOL We had Amazon Prime and the kids watched Annedroids on my laptop one day. They were hooked! Annedroids is a live-action adventure series about Anne, a young female scientist, her human friends and the android assistants she’s created, and the amazing scientific discoveries they make while undertaking the biggest experiment of them all: growing up. The series spotlights, through trial and error, how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can inspire children to do great things.
Hannah was so excited to see that the third season of Annedroids brings back Anne (Addison Holley, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood), and her friends Nick (Jadiel Dowlin) and Shania (Adrianna Di Liello, Stage Fright). We were able to get a sneak peek into the new season. So, now no one can talk to Hannah because she’s pretty certain she’s a superstar now 😀 In this new season the trio embarks on more adventures and experiments with their android friend, Pal (voiced by Millie Davis, Orphan Black) who’s more interested than ever to become a real kid. Hannah just doesn’t quite grasp why Pal isn’t “real”. In her mind, Pal is the best friend of everyone on Annedroids! She watched the first two episodes from the new season and is probably more excited than she should be to see the rest of the season. I see some binge-watching of Annedroids in our summer’s future. Oh wait, we’re headed on a road trip soon, this will be perfect for her to finish watching in the car! (Mommy win!)
“We’re excited to debut a third season of Annedroids and are thrilled about the series’ recent recognition with the Television Academy,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “Our customers have embraced Anne and her tenacity to innovate through trial and error, a powerful message to kids.”
“Annedroids continues to defy stereotypes and expectations,” said J.J. Johnson, series Creator and Executive Producer. “We’re humbled by the critical acclaim the show has received and excited to present our fans with an epic third season of more action, more drama and more robotic mayhem.”
Be sure to check out the trailer for the new season below. Have your kiddos with you and see their reaction. Annedroids is such a fun and clean show for the kiddos to watch. My 11 year old son even loves it! He’s considering going to the STEM Academy here in Lafayette in high school, so all of this robotics is very interesting to him. Take a look below and be sure to let me know what you think 😀
Annedroids recently received 10 Daytime Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Children’s Series, Outstanding Performer in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series and Outstanding Directing in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series. The series also garnered the Grand Prize for Best Production, All Categories at the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence. Additionally, the series received the IPST Education Award at The Goethe Institut Science Film Festival 2014, a Parents’ Choice Foundation’s Silver Honor, and three Young Artist Awards. Common Sense Media also named Anne’s character a top 10 best role models in children’s TV.
On June 24 th , Prime members can stream the third season of Annedroids at no additional cost to their Prime membership with the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at amazon.com/annedroids. Prime members will also be able to download the series for offline viewing on iOS, Android and Fire devices at no additional cost. Annedroids is also available as part of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the all-you- can-eat subscription service designed from the ground up for kids.
Classic Southern Tomato Pie. If you even remotely like tomatoes or pizza; you have to try this classic southern tomato pie! This is a summer staple around our house. My oldest daughter and I can eat tomato pie for breakfast, lunch or supper! I’ve even been known to add a few eggs and turn it into a tomato quiche for brunch.
Being from the south, I was born with a love for home grown tomatoes. I usually choose Roma tomatoes for tomato pie because they don’t tend to lose as much moisture, thus not creating a soggy pie. This pie is perfect even if you don’t love tomatoes. It’s not as “tomato-y” as you might think. I would challenge you to try it, if you like pizza and let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does 😀
Gather your ingredients:
10 medium Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
8 green onions, diced
10 fresh, medium basil leaves, chopped
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
4 Tbsp corn starch
2 deep dish pie crusts
Get to baking!
Poke holes in the bottom of the pie shells with a fork and bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 10 minutes
While the pie shells are baking, prepare tomatoes, basil, and onions.
Mix mayonnaise and cheeses in a large bowl
Once the pie shells are finished baking, sprinkle each shell with 1 Tbsp of corn starch each then layer each shell with 1/4 sliced tomatoes.
Next layer 1/4 onions and basil on top of tomatoes in each pie shell and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Sprinkle each pie with 1 Tbsp of corn starch each. Be sure to sprinkle the corn starch evenly across each entire pie. This helps soak up the juice from the tomatoes and create a more stiff pie.
Next, layer each shell with remaining tomato slices divided evenly between pies.
Layer remaining basil and onions divided equally between pies and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Divide the cheese mixture between each pie until each pie is evenly covered and all of the topping has been used.
Place both pies on a cookie sheet and bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
* * Helpful hint * * I always cover the edges of the pies with aluminum foil before baking, this keeps the edges of the pie shell from burning.
If you liked this recipe, try these other great recipes from Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom:
McDonald’s and Skylanders Supercharge Happy Meals Are Here! #Skylanders
I am so excited to let you know that McDonald’s and Skylanders Supercharge Happy Meals Are Here! Activision and McDonald’s are revealing six new toys inspired by Skylanders SuperChargers favorites! Right now through July 5th, Portal Masters can collect six different characters equipped in sky, sea and land vehicles, including fan-favorite SuperCharged pairings from the game such as Gill Grunt in Reef Ripper, Spit Fire in Hot Streak, Jet-Vac in Jet-Stream and Nightfall in Sea Shadow. My kids are so excited to collect all of them! They play Skylanderswith each other and online, which makes this that much more exciting for them to share their new toys with their friends online.
McDONALD’S® AND SKYLANDERS® SUPERCHARGE HAPPY MEALS
Activision Publishing, Inc. and McDonald’s have teamed up to infuse the magic of Skylands into Happy Meals across the country. Starting today, super cool and unique Skylanders® SuperChargers toys will be landing at participating McDonald’s restaurants across North America. Featuring a lineup of six different characters equipped in sky, sea and land vehicles, fans will enjoy a fun new SuperCharged experience in every Happy Meal.
These toys will be available exclusively at participating McDonald’s restaurants through Tuesday, July 5 or while supplies last!
About Skylanders SuperChargers:
Skylanders SuperChargers ushered in a trailblazing innovation — vehicles-to-life – that put kids in the driver seat of a high octane action-adventure using powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicle toys playable in both the physical and digital worlds. In addition to a rich story-driven gameplay experience, an all-new online Racing Mode let Portal Masters play together like never before.
McDonald’s Happy Meal program includes toys inspired by fan-favorite SuperCharged pairings from the game such as Gill Grunt in Reef Ripper, Spit Fire in Hot Streak, Jet-Vac in Jet-Stream and Nightfall in Sea Shadow, all of which are based on the award-winning video game that pioneered the toys-to-life genre.