Without risking sounding all fan girl, I cannot wait for the new Captain America The Winter Soldier movie! I am that girl, the one who loves superhero movies, action, and great comedic one liners. Marvel Studios has done an amazing job building up The Avengers as a team as well as creating awesome stories for the individuals heroes. I can’t pick a favorite Avenger, I like them all for different reasons. Captain America is the all-American good boy next door hero. His demeanor, ideals, and way he approaches challenges inspire for sure. In The Winter Soldier, I will be interested to see how well he is doing acclimating to our world and of course kicking butt and taking names!
The official rundown of the movie is this:
After everything that happened in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is trying to adjust to modern life and live quietly in Washington, D.C. But a superhero’s work is never done, and when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes entangled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Captain America joins forces with the Black Widow and tries to expose the ever-widening conspiracy all while fighting off professional assassins sent to kill him. When the big picture comes into focus, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of Falcon. Soon enough though, they find themselves up against the Winter Soldier.
Watch the new clips “Defend” and “Changed”
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See CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER in theaters everywhere on APRIL 4TH!
I know I know, it’s been FOREVER since I updated you about how my healthy journey is going. Ok maybe not forever but it has been a few weeks. If you are a regular reader, and I hope you are, you have seen all the work I have been up to on the blog. And although I have written about everything but working out I have been staying active and eating right.
The title is working out no matter what because I have had to push myself this past month. Between crazy deadlines, prepping for not one but two parties (Disney Side and my girl’s birthday), being sick, and the polar vortex, gym time has been hard to come by.
Despite all that I squeezed in a few runs, zumba, and even tried out a body works class. When the gym was not going to happen, I worked out at home. Using my huge exercise ball and my wii fit help me stay determined to be active no matter what my day brought. When I find time to workout when it seems like it is impossible, I want someone to stand behind me blasting an awesome theme song. Why can’t life me like the movies?
For all my fellow busy moms and dads, try out my tips for Fitting in Fitness
Removing toxins from your life is the topic tonight on Mamavation TV. I encourage you to join in and learn from the experts! My favorite toxin-free tips are avoiding chemical based lotions, sunscreens, body washes, etc. If you have sensitive skin like I do it is crucial. But even if you don’t, your skin is your largest organ so take care what you put on it. What you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body!
What is your favorite toxin-free tip?
I love decorating. Whether it is for parties, helping my friends, or just adding some pizzaz to my own house I really enjoy finding awesome items to use. My ideal piece, is different, not something that everyone and their mom bought at the local mass retail store. I want the reaction to be Wow, ooooh, I LOVE it, not oh yeah my neighbor got that one last week and my aunt has it too. Give me special, unique, stand out not dull, boring, and who cares?
That is why I’m excited to introduce you to Minted.
Minted is a website dedicated to bringing you decor, stationary, gifts, and more featuring the some of the best independent artists from 43 countries!
One of their most popular items is the selection of Wall Art prints. The prints are available in multiple sizes, printed on high quality archival paper, and features art by independent artists. Do you have a specific color scheme or theme in mind? The filters at the top of the page are perfect to sort through all the options. If you have the time, I would browse through the entire collection. I really enjoyed seeing the different works, themes, and variety Minted has to offer. Some prints are even available in different color options. You can truly take one of these Wall Art prints and make it your own.
I am loving the simple beauty of this print, Morning Song. It will be perfect in a sun room, living room, or wherever you find you solace with that first cup in the morning.
One of the hats I wear is one of an event/party planner. To me, any party can be amazing if you take the time to make it special for the honoree. Unique decorations and personal touches that make a party stand out are exactly what I look for when planning a party. Minted has an awesome selection of high quality and fun party supplies. From cake stands to straws, banners to invites, they have you covered! The only thing missing are the guests!
Yo Ho Ho Party Decor
Princess Crown Party
The custom art prints really stuck out to me as something fun, unique, and great for personal or as gift ideas. Personal monogrammed art pieces or photo pictures like the one below will really make a statement.
The Heart Snapshop Mix is on my wish list!
Minted is the world’s premier marketplace for independent design. Our mission is to find exceptional artists and designers all over the world and bring their work to consumers who appreciate great design.
At Minted, we love the idea that our products will find their way into your most personal celebrations, and we don’t take that honor lightly. That’s why we only use fine paper stock, rich inks, and crisp printing methods. We guess you could say that quality is an obsession for us. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
This post is sponsored by Minted. I received free products in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own and who doesn’t think their stuff is awesome?
This past weekend my family and friends got together to show our Disney Side! It was so much fun getting together with fellow Disney Lovers and acting a little Goofy. For me, my Disney Side is all about showing off what I love about Disney. The movies, the characters, and what makes a trip to Walt Disney World so special.
Fall through the rabbit hole and find yourself inside my Disney Side.
Disney sent along these great Mickey Mouse Clubhouse decorations. It would’t be a Disney party without a Mickey or two!
Every party needs food! Mickey Mouse nuggets, Mickey and His glove shaped cookies, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Fruit wands, and Mickey & Minnie Cupcakes!
Disney Junior Coloring and Activity Station, Loot, and just having fun with your favorite dolls are all a part of showing your Disney Side
Here be the treasure
I asked everyone to show up dressed as one of their favorite characters. Then we stepped into the Photo Booth and things got a little wild! Can you guess who’s who?
For more ideas on how to show your Disney Side visit Disney Side Celebrations for crafts, recipes, and more!
Who’s your favorite Disney character? How do you show your Disney Side?
This party was sponsored by Disney as a Disney Side promotion. I was given free products to use for this party. All opinions are my own, and you should know by now how much I LOVE Disney!
As a mom, I have continued the traditions of my childhood and added a few new ones. The kids and I love decorating Easter eggs. Last year I decided not to buy the kits but to try my hand at making my own natural egg dyes. We had a lot of fun testing out the “ingredients” and seeing what colors we could come up with. And since the wax crayons never work, I mean who thought that was a good idea they always run and smear! But I digress… The kids and I decided to leave them blank and just enjoy the cute colors.
The other thing everyone young and old loves are those special Easter treats. Hershey’s has been starring in my Easter baskets for as long as I can remember. My favorite was always the REESE’S Peanut Butter Eggs, like touch them and I hurt you love them. My husband grew up looking forward to the REESE’S Pieces and JOLLY RANCHER lollipops. My kids are just chocoholics and prefer plain HERSHEY’S KISSES.
Until now though, I did not even think about Easter recipes using Hershey’s candy. Chocolate may or may not last very long around me and therefore recipes are nonexistent. Hershey’s new site Celebrate With Hershey’s has a lot of delicious looking recipes using their candies. We are planning to make these Easter Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies. You can also find recipes for breads, brownies, cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more!
look yummy right?
Hershey’s also has a lot of ideas for making Easter great on their site: Celebrate With Hershey’s. The kids and I really like the Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolate Kritters Craft. It is easy enough for my 4 year old to make with a little help and my 7 year old can design her butterfly as wild and imaginative as she is.
These will make cute table decorations for our family dinner!
For more tips, tricks, and ideas to make this the best Easter yet, visit Celebrate With Hershey’s
Hershey’s is giving One Teachable Mommy fan an assortment of Hershey’s Easter Candy!
(open to US residents only)
*This is a sponsored post. I received free products from Hershey’s for the purpose of this post and compensation from Global Influence. All opinions are my own.