Thai Chili Shrimp Pizza ~ #Recipe

When I’m in a scramble to create dinner at times, I admit, I sometimes run through the drive-thru or order a pizza. Time is huge issue with me in trying to prepare a dinner and spend time with my family after a long day at work. Luckily I’ve been find more and more recipes to… [Continue Reading]

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Unique Hand-Crafted All-Natural Wood Watches by JORD ~ #Review

With Father’s Day approaching in June, and April is the birthday month for many of my friends, I have GIFTS on the brain! Believe it or not, last Friday was actually my BFF’s birthday. Now I had been trying to come up with gift ideas for him for awhile now. So when I had the… [Continue Reading]

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Captain America Berry Shield Tart ~ #Recipe In Honor of #CaptainAmerica: The Winter Solider

We couldn’t be more excited for what movies Hollywood has to offer in 2014! What of films we are quite anticipating here in the MommaRambles household is CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER! We are HUGE fans of the Marvel franchise. My little guy just loves Iron Man, Thor, Captain America…, while this momma loves Chris… [Continue Reading]

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Easy #Recipe for Irish Soda Bread ~ In Honor of Captain America: The Winter Soldier ~ #CaptainAmerica

In case you haven’t been able to tell from the amount of Marvel themed posts on this blog… we are HUGE super hero fans in this household, especially my little one! Lately he’s been all about the show Marvel’s Avengers Assemble on Disney XD. While the show centers on the newest Avenger, Falcon, it still… [Continue Reading]

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Read with Me Scout by LeapFrog: Perfect Gift For Preschoolers! ~ #ReadwithMeScout

I can’t believe my little man will be 3 years old in a few months! Times flies by so fast. Lately I’ve been thinking about preschool for next year. I’ve been on the hunt for educational toys that will work with him on numbers, colors, shapes, and of course reading. With so many brands and… [Continue Reading]

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New MILLION DOLLAR ARM Clips + Interview with Jon Hamm! ~ #MillionDollarArm

New MILLION DOLLAR ARM Clips + Interview with Jon Hamm! ~ #MillionDollarArmYou know what I absolutely love about Spring? Baseball season starts!! I may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with all things baseball (Go Red Sox!)… so that is exactly why I’m super excited about the release of Disney’s latest film MILLION DOLLAR ARM!

The film tells the true story of sports agent JB Bernstein, played by Jon Hamm, who finds himself in quite a rut career wise. He soon concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitcher by hoping to turn a young cricket pitcher into a major league baseball star! JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” It is there that he discovers two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball! Hoping to sign them to major league contracts, JB brings them to the USA for training. While the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.

Be sure to watch the featurette below which includes an interview with the film’s star, Jon Hamm!

Interview with Jon Hamm

Keep scrolling because I have even more MILLION DOLLAR ARM fun in store for you!

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Thai Chili Shrimp Pizza ~ #Recipe

Thai Chili Shrimp Pizza ~ #RecipeWhen I’m in a scramble to create dinner at times, I admit, I sometimes run through the drive-thru or order a pizza. Time is huge issue with me in trying to prepare a dinner and spend time with my family after a long day at work. Luckily I’ve been find more and more recipes to create a deliciously scrumptious dinner, and not spend most of the night slaving away in the kitchen.

One of those dishes is Thai Chili Shrimp Pizza! This pizza combines many tastes that I most certainly enjoy… Thai peanut flavoring… spicy chili pepper… delicious shrimp… and of course, PIZZA! Best part? You can make this meal in 30 minutes or less.

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Galaxy Playdough For Your Lil Guardian! ~ Inspired by @Marvel’s #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy @Guardians

Galaxy Playdough For Your Lil Guardian! ~ Inspired by @Marvel's #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy @GuardiansWith the little man now 3-years old, his curiosity and interest in everything is increasing by the minute! I’m constantly looking for new activities, crafts, ideas, etc to keep his mind stimulated. I recently called up one of my teacher friends to get ideas of what type of activities she has in her classroom. She told me I could stop by her classroom after school was out one day to look at what she had to offer. As I walked into the room, I noticed a bunch of large clumps of playdough in one section of the room. She told me how the kids are learning about space and had made “moon rocks” out of the dough. Definitely looked like an activity my son would enjoy!

As I took home the instructions she gave me for homemade playdough, and gathered ingredients, I was thinking about how much fun my son would have creating these moon rocks. Moon makes me think of space… space makes me think of galaxy… and since I’m such a Marvel nerd, galaxy makes me think of the upcoming film GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! Now my son is a huge fan of the Avengers Assemble cartoon. If you’ve been watching lately, you know that the Guardians have started to make a crossover appearance. Needless to say, he is now a Guardians fan!

So here I present to you what my friend refers to as Galactic Dough… but we are going to call it Galaxy Playdough in honor of the upcoming GUARDIANS film!

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The We Stand with Boston 10K Walk ~ #WeStandWithBoston #BostonStrong

Last week I wrote a post on the events of April 15, 2013. I admit, it was an emotional post for me to write… However while typing the words into my WordPress draft, it reminded me that there was something I needed to do. There I was telling you all to go out, never stop running, and do exactly what the cowards had tried to stop the City of Boston from doing… living their lives. I needed to take my own advice and get out and run! Unfortunately in my own clumsy way, in doing so, I rolled my ankle and strained my knee. Ugh!

I had signed up previously for the We Stand with Boston Run on April 21st to benefit the One Fund Boston, which serves to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during 2013 Boston Marathon. There were 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon options. At the time of registration, I was up for the challenge and chose the 10K. Now here I was, April 21st (yesterday), and on the gimpy side to say the least. I couldn’t let it stop me though. I just couldn’t.

So what did I do? I walked. I grabbed my 40 lb toddler, placed him in the 25 lb stroller, and pushed that 65 lb bundle for 6.2 miles. My pace was slow, and of course my time is way off from my usual 6.2 mile runs. But I did it.

The The We Stand with Boston 10K Walk ~ #WeStandWithBoston #BostonStrongI must say though, the weather was absolutely gorgeous yesterday, so there was no reason NOT to get out and walk! Do I wish I could have gotten out and actually RAN for Boston? Of course. Though just because I knew I was going to walk and that my time would be slow, I didn’t let it stop me from participating.

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Unique Hand-Crafted All-Natural Wood Watches by JORD ~ #Review

Unique Hand-Crafted All-Natural Wood Watches by JORD ~ #ReviewWith Father’s Day approaching in June, and April is the birthday month for many of my friends, I have GIFTS on the brain! Believe it or not, last Friday was actually my BFF’s birthday. Now I had been trying to come up with gift ideas for him for awhile now. So when I had the opportunity to learn more about Wooden Watches by JORD, the light bulb went off!

Now my bestie is quite a punctual man. He’s a stickler for time, and trust me, I always hear it when I show up my usual 10-15 minutes late. He has quite a collection of watches, which is why he’s probably always on time (or early!). So what better gift to give him than a truly UNIQUE watch, different from any of the other ones he sports.

JORD watches are designed to take people back to nature and away from today’s metal & rubber. We want to challenge the norm by making unique time pieces as a focal point for everyday fashion.

JORD crafts 100% natural Wooden Watches for a truly unique look. They use everything from bamboo to blackwood to sandlewood to cherry to maple to teak. I absolutely LOVE that JORD uses sustainable materials to create their watches.

JORD sent the Black & Maple design from their Sully Series, protected in a box and cushioned on a JORD embellished pillow. It was the perfect little gift box to wrap the gift up in.

Unique Hand-Crafted All-Natural Wood Watches by JORD ~ #Review

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Print Super Fun Activity Sheets from PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE! ~ #DisneyPlanes

There are so many awesome movies hitting the theaters this year! We are HUGE fans of Disney’s PLANES that came out last summer… so imagine our excitement when the sequel PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE was announced! Today I’m excited to share with you super fun activity sheets that include both mazes, coloring sheets, games, and more. I’ve already printed and given the coloring sheets to my toddler. He is have such a blast with Dusty and friends.

Download Print & Play Activities Disney’s PLANES: FRE & RESCUE will hit theaters July 18th! I’m sure it is going to be a great family film, just like the last one. Just click the button above and start printing away to get in on all the fun PLANES action in anticipation for the upcoming film.

PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE TRAILER

The new trailer for the film is out now on Yahoo! Watch it below:

Don’t forget to connect with PLANES on Facebook and Twitter! Be sure to track all the Planes fun with the hashtag #DisneyPlanes. PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE opens in theaters on July 18, 2014!

Want to learn more about this awesome film franchise? Check out our PLANES tag here on MommaRambles.com! We are big fans of Dusty and his friends and are always happy to feature them here on the blog.

I was provided this information as a blogger via Walt Disney Studios. All opinions are my own.

Date Night Look! ~ Inspired by #Maleficent

“Bad girls do it well” ~ M.I.A.

Can’t argue with those wise words. Sometimes we just have to enjoy a night and let our inner fierce bad girl out. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet for MALEFICENT, you haven’t seen fierce. That is the first word that comes to mind. Angelina Jolie is FIERCE as one of Disney’s favorite villains, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty fame.

So after watching the trailer again for this classic retelling, I couldn’t help but get a little inspired. I know I needed a night out, and was digging Maleficent’s sleek look below. Doesn’t it just make you want to grab your man, let out in your inner bad girl, and head out for the night?

Maleficent2I wanted to come up with a look that was fierce, flirty, and paid homage to one of my favorite bad girls. Keeping reading to see how you can get this look, and don’t forget to watch the trailer below!

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