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    Disclosure: I am part of the Netflix Stream Team.  As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. Hopefully spring will soon come.  Up in the Northeast it has been one cold spell after the other.  The good thing about being stuck inside is getting to watch a lot of Netflix.  We have become experts of the Netflix Kids section. We have decided to give you our favorite TV shows and movies for kids on Netflix. TV Shows: Phineas and Ferb: This is an intelligent and creative series for both kids and parents.  Emphasizes getting outside and actually doing something in the summer and teaches parent to give kids time to be bored and create their own entertainment. Star Wars Clone Wars: A new addition to our list.  No real educational value other than learning about Star Wars…which when I think about it is just as important! Super Why: A favorite of both boys, and emphasizes reading. All the Marvel and DC shows.  You honestly can take … [Read more...]

(Video) #DisneySide @ Home Celebration Ideas and Tips

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Disclosure: I teamed up with Disney on their #DisneySide campaign to do a fun Princess and Pirate DIY Headbands and am hosting an in home celebration. As always, my post is my unbiased opinions. Everyone has that Disney Side! That spirit of fun and love of magic that helps you see hidden mickeys everywhere, sing Disney songs as you work or play, wear your favorite Disney inspired fashions and day dream about the next great Disney adventure. You know the Dancing Hotdogs family are huge Disney lovers with both Mickey Ear and Tiara collections so we can show our Disney side and make every day filled with magic and pixie dust. You have probably seen all the commercials and social media buzz on Disney’s latest campaign #DisneySide which is giving everyone the opportunity to celebrate their Disney side with @ home celebrations. We are SO EXCITED to partner up with Disney to host an in Disney Side Home celebration and I have some great ways to share the Disney magic with my … [Read more...]

(Video) Disney Junior’s Henry Hugglemonster DVD Review and Giveaway

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Update this giveaway is closed. Congrats to Tracie. Image courtesy of Disney Junior's Henry HuggleMonster Disclosure: Disney Junior's Henry HuggleMonster is sponsoring this giveaway and provided me a DVD for review purposes.  As always my post is my unbiased opinions. Have you met the latest Disney Junior family member, Henry HuggleMonster?  He is the cutest little monster you will ever meet! Synopsis: Welcome to the newest, happiest, most monster-rific spot on the map - the wonderous land of Roarsville - where five-year old Henry Hugglemonster lives, plays and learns something "roarsome" every day!  Together with his loving parents and grandparents, big brother Cobby, sister Summer, baby bro Ivor, and a town full of cuddly monsters.  Henry embraces all the joys and challenges of growing up. From the creators of Doc McStuffins you know it is going to be cute.  Check out this toe-stomping clip. As you can see in true Disney Junior fashion, the show is bright, … [Read more...]

Watching Holiday Classics on Netflix #NetflixKids

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Disclosure: I am part of the Netflix Stream team. Now that the bustle of the holidays it is the perfect time to sit with family and relax for a bit during the holiday.  The days before the holiday usually consist of preparations for holiday parties and family gathering, but there is a nice moment between Christmas and the New Year where people can just relax and take a deep breath before the new year.  While I would usually say that it is best to get outside and enjoy the outdoors it is a bit harder during the winter.  To tell the truth, there sometime nice about cuddling together as a family and watching some shows or a nice movie, one of our favorite traditions during the holiday is watching holiday movies.  This was the first year that Rock and X got the chance to watch holiday movies like Mickey’s Magical Christmas and Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales.  Their absolute favorite this year was The Polar Express.  D loved the older version and we have read the classic book to the … [Read more...]

The Lone Ranger Blu Ray Review

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Disclosure: We received a copy of The Lone Ranger on Blu Ray.  This post represents my unbiased opinion. The Lone Ranger was released today on Blu Ray.  You probably didn’t watch the movie when it was in the theaters. You would think that by bringing back Director Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp from the worldwide hit Pirates of the Caribbean series, Disney was hoping for another grand slam at the box office.  It is hard to fault them.  Let’s look at the formula.  Bring in a handsome lead (ex. Orlando Bloom), take a historic setting (ex. British Empire era Caribbean) add Johnny Depp as a quirky, off beat character that helps out the hero and you should have a guaranteed hit on your hands right? Unfortunately, the critics were less than kind leading to horrible numbers at the box office.  If you read the reviews from the press you would think that the movie was the worst thing ever.  In reality, I kind of liked it.  I am not saying that it deserves to be on anyone best pictures … [Read more...]

(Video) Wonder Forge Board Game Reviews

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   Images courtesy of Wonder Forge Disclosure: We received the games below from Wonder Forge for review purposes.  This post represents my unbiased opinion. The holiday's are approaching and Wonder Forge has come out with a bunch of Board Games based on some of our favorite children's shows: Doc McStuffin All Better Game Make the boo boos go away like Doc McStuffins! Each slap bracelet bandage is a different mystery ouchie. Take turns trying to figure out which doctor tool will make things all better! It’s a fun game of pretending and playful problem-solving! Made for children over the age of two years old, the Doc McStuffins The game promotes Matching, memory skills, taking turns and playing together. The Doc McStuffin's All Better! game can  be found at most major retailers where games are sold for around $24.99. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Flying Attack Board Game Send the Turtles flying to knock off Shredder’s Foot Clan as they climb the big, teetering … [Read more...]

(Video) Disney Infinity Hack-a-thon and Giveaway Sweepstakes

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Update! Giveaway closed! Congrats to Lucas. Disclosure: We were invited to the Disney Infinity Hack-a-thon event and received a Disney Infinity Starter Pack for review.  This post represents my unbiased opinion. Disney Interactive’s latest game Disney Infinity is set to be released, August 18, 2013.  The Dancing Hotdogs family was invited to preview the game before it’s release for the Nintendo WiiU and speak with the developers of the game about the experience of working on one of Disney’s most anticipated games. Here is our video from the event: Disney Infinity combines the popular use of figurines and powerbases similar to the Skylander’s video game series with the whimsy and magic of all the Disney properties.  Players are able purchase figures that when placed on the Disney Infinity base is instantly transported to the game and playable. Each figure has totally unique abilities and come from a wide variety of films including live action movie characters from the Pirates of the … [Read more...]

(Video) The Must-Go Walt Disney World Venue You Have Never Visited! #DisneySportsFestival

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Image courtesy of Disney and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Disclosure: The Dancing Hotdogs family was guests of Walt Disney World for the ESPN Wide World of Sports Festival Media FAM. As always my post is my unbiased opinions. I know bold statement but it is true! I have been to Walt Disney World as a child and now with my Dancing Hotdogs family several times but until this past year when I participated in the Disney Social Media Moms runDisney fun run I had never set foot on the amazing facility that is the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Last week because of our incredible relationship with Walt Disney World the whole Dancing Hotdogs family was invited for a press trip to explore the ESPN Wide World of Sports. ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, hosts more than 350 events and 350,000 athletes from more than 70 countries each year, is the leading multi-sport venue for amateur and professional sports in the nation, accommodating 70 different sports. The 255-acre … [Read more...]

(Video) I’m Going to Disney World with ESPN Wide World of Sports! #DisneySportsFestival

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Image courtesy of Disney Disclosure: The Dancing Hotdogs family will be guests of Walt Disney World Resort for the ESPN Wide World of Sports Festival Media FAM. As always my post is my unbiased opinions. As you can see the Dancing Hotdogs are sports enthusiasts and we are headed off to Walt Disney World Resort for the ESPN Wide World of Sports Festival Media FAM weekend! Did you know? ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, hosts more than 350 events and 350,000 athletes from more than 70 countries each year, is the leading multi-sport venue for amateur and professional sports in the nation, accommodating 70 different sports. The 255-acre complex is where youth athletes get to experience the “I’m Going to Disney World” moment. I got to run through this amazing facility during the Disney Social Media Moms fun run with runDisney and I am very excited to see how Disney and ESPN do youth sports! I know it will be an amazing weekend so follow @dancinghotdogs , @DisneySports … [Read more...]

G.H. Cretors Popped Corn Review

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  Disclosure: We received the sampler pack for review purposes.  This is my unbiased opinion. As you already heard we went to Disney last month for a couple of days and while it is great to eat the foods available there at the park, sometimes it is easier for my wallet and healthier to bring your own snack. Fortunately, we received a shipment of the G.H. Cretors Popped Corn before we left for Orlando.  For those of you not familiar with the Cretors name, C.Cretors invented the popcorn machine over 125 years ago.  Since then, the Cretors family has been following in his corn popping footsteps and recently launched this new brand of gourmet, GMO-FREE popcorn. Obviously, as a site that began as a movie review site we have acquired a taste for popcorn and have tried all different types, varieties and quality.  With that said, we enjoyed each and every G.H. Cretors flavor. Included in the $20 shipment we received was the following flavors: Chicago Mix:  this is a sweet … [Read more...]