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Utah Dance Film Festival – Feb 24-25

What should you do this weekend? Awaken your soul, mind and body. You don’t dance? That’s okay. You can enjoy screenings and live performances from talented artists. Dance, dance, dance! Fourth Annual Utah Dance Film Festival at SCERA Center for the Arts Orem, Utah – February 3, 2017 – The fourth annual Utah Dance Film Festival…

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New Enchanting Trailer for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Here it is, folks! The all-new enchanting trailer for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!     This new trailer features new footage, with Ariana Grande and John Legend’s duet of the iconic song Beauty and the Beast. Directed by Bill Condon, the film brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life in a stunning, cinematic event. I am as ‘certain as the sun’ that this is going to be the best movie ever!!! So, how close do we think the live-action will be to the animated classic? Will the live-action have some of those fun sayings like Cogsworth’s promises- “Well, there’s the usual things: flowers… chocolates… promises you…

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The Ice Castles are calling & we must go!

Yesterday, we went on an adventure here in Utah. It’s a family-fun tradition we do every Winter, the Ice Castles in Midway, Utah. It’s a whole lot of frozen fun. And it’s not just for families; we saw a bunch of couples on romantic dates, some were young and some young at heart. We also…

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Beauty and the Beast | New Pictures & Clips + Celine Dion

I have news to share with you about Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! First, Celine Dion, Five-time GRAMMY® winning and best-selling recording artist, will perform an all-new original song, “How Does A Moment Last Forever,” for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! Written by eight-time Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin”) and veteran lyricist and…

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Moana Interview with Utah Filmmakers

  I had the pleasure of interviewing two filmmakers from Disney’s Moana, David G Derrick Jr, a Story Artist, and Hyrum Osmond, co-head of animation. David G Derrick Jr. & Hyrum Osmond were generous enough to take time out of their busy schedules to sit down with three of us and answer our questions. We…

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Mermaid Swimming in Maui

*My family received this experience at no charge. These are my opinions.   Have you ever had a mermaid wish? Have you ever wanted to be flippin’ your fin? I have, I have my whole life. When I was a little girl and watched The Little Mermaid, I wanted to be Ariel. I wanted to…

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Best Day Ever

* My family received this experience at no charge. These are my opinions.   When we plan a trip to Maui, we know we are planning a snorkeling adventure with Maui Snorkel Charters. Why? Because the crew makes you feel like you are part of their family too. Doug, Trish, and their daughter, Brittany take…

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CARS 3 Teaser Trailer

Put the brakes on everything … STOP. From this moment, everything will change. Check out the teaser trailer for Disney/Pixar’s CARS 3 Ummm, what do you think?!?!?? CARS 3 opens in theaters everywhere on June 16, 2017!

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The Way to Moana | Review

Disney’s next big movie, Moana, is about to flood theaters on November 23rd. I was thrilled to be invited to an early VIP screening of it with my family. Let me tell you, Moana, is a stunning, moving movie about a young lady finding her true self. Before you begin the movie… You are going…

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Moana | Printable Activity Sheets |

Are you counting down the days for MOANA to come out too?! My family is. We actually have two countdowns going…well, sort of. Our countdowns are mashed together. In less than two weeks, my family will be embarking on an adventure to Maui!!! The ocean is calling & we must go! I AM a MERMAID, right?!  MOANA is…

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DOCTOR STRANGE | Mom’s Review |

Marvel’s Doctor Strange is the newest movie in the Marvel universe to hit theaters. Even though I consider myself a big Marvel fan, (I mean who doesn’t love Thor, right?), I had never heard of Doctor Strange before seeing the promos months before. {insert wide eyes emoji face} I know, I know, Marvel Fan fail…

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Just keep swimming… at SwimLabs

Typically, when you think of the bare necessities of raising kids, you think of the basics: Teach them how to walk Teach them how to communicate with other (ex: words, sign language) Of course, there are a bunch of other important skills we need to teach, like no hitting, be kind, say please & thank…

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Is Queen of Katwe well played?

Disney’s Queen of Katwe is about a young girl from Uganda with a big dream and how she achieves it.   Life in Katwe is a constant struggle for 9-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), she spends her days selling vegetables on the streets, so school is not an option. Her mother, Harriet (Lupita Nyong’o), is a…

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