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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Chocolate-Strawberry Valentine Popcorn Munch ~ Easy #Recipe for #ValentinesDay

With Valentine’s Day just over a week away, we’ve been going out full Valentine-mode here with recipes, crafts, decorations, and of course V-Day cards! One of our favorite things to do is make my Valentine Popcorn Munch! Now you may have seen the recipe on my blog here before. This year we switched it up… [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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Prepare Yourself for Outdoor & Urban #Survival with Survival Impact Gear! ~ #Review

I received complimentary product(s) to facilitate this review from the sponsoring company. This is 100% my own honest opinion. It’s no secret I love the great outdoors! Hitting the trail is one of my favorite activities to do when I need to clear my mind. Reality is though, just because you head out, you never… [Continue Reading]

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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.

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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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Disney Pixar Easter Egg Challenge ~ #DisneySMMoms

EasterEggOne little thing about Pixar films is that I love seeing all of their “Easter Eggs”!  What’s fun about the Pixar universe is how each film can be tied to another one. This is why I’m super excited today about the Pixar Easter Egg Challenge!

Now if you aren’t familiar with Pixar’s famous Easter Eggs, don’t worry, I’ll explain it to you! Easter Eggs are hidden cross-culture references found in various type of media. Disney and Pixar are FAMOUS for their Easter Eggs and inside jokes featured in their films.

Check out the Pixar Easter Egg Hunt below! This clip can be found exclusively on Disney Movies Anywhere in the Discover area. How many hidden gems you can find???

I was provided this information as a blogger via Click Communications. All opinions are my own.

Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombings One Year Later ~ #BostonStrong #WeRunTogether

Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombings One Year Later ~ #BostonStrong #WeRunTogether

From Boston Marathon Facebook Page

Today is a quiet day. I’m sitting here listening to the rain, trying to collect my thoughts on what happened one year ago today. Back in the summer of 2012, I remember sitting on the back deck of my brother’s new home in Newton. I watched as my toddler gleefully ran around that little fenced yard chasing bubbles. Carefree and full of giggles. Less than a year later, 2 miles up the road, the Boston Police Department and JTTF would be facing off with one of the most wanted men in Boston… a scumbag hiding in a boat in Watertown, who had cowardly bombed the Boston Marathon.

This blog may have Maryland in the name, but if you are familiar with my postings, you know my ties to Boston. The City of Boston is where the people I love most in this world call home. But this post isn’t about me, it’s not about the fear and panic I had that day when I heard the Boston Marathon was bombed…

It’s about the victims whose lives were lost… the survivors who have stayed strong this past year… the first responders who raced to the scene… the runners who ran the extra 2 miles after the finish line to donate blood at Mass General… the individuals who ran TO where the bombs went off to help the injured. Last but not least though, I want to take a moment to remember those who spent countless hours working on the manhunt to find the cowards who set the bombs off. Federal agents and the Joint Terrorism Task Force knew they had a new mission on their hands, and that become the number one priority. The FBI, along with ATF agents, the CIA, DEA agents, and the National Counterterrorism Center named their suspects and began their work.

Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombings One Year Later ~ #BostonStrong #WeRunTogetherThe City of Boston shut down. Again, it shut down. The feds came in with a job to do, and the City understood. Along with police forces of Boston, the manhunt was over within days. One suspect dead, the other captured.

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Moment of Silence for Boston & the Tragic Events of April 15, 2013 ~ #BostonStrong #WeRunTogether

Moment of Silence for Boston & the Tragic Events of April 15, 2013 ~ #BostonStrong #WeRunTogether

From the City of Boston’s Facebook Page

A year ago today, Boston suffered an unimaginable tragedy when cowards attacked the Boston Marathon. This wasn’t just an attack on the City of Boston, but on an international event that brings people from all nations together, whether they love running or not.

Today, Tuesday April 15th, Mayor Martin Walsh invites you to please join Boston in a moment of silence at 2:49 pm (or 1449), to remember the lives lost, the strong survivors, and all those who helped out in any way that they could that day and in the aftermath, especially our first responders and agents.

I have a lot of thoughts on that day, which I plan to share in another post later today. For now I just want to focus on getting the word out about the moment of silence, in hopes that you’ll participate and remember the victims, survivors, and responders.

I was not financially compensated for this posting. Boston is the home of my family, the people I love the most in this world. This is why I’m posting. Opinions are 100% my own.

Chevys Fresh Mex Kids Coloring Contest & Win a Kids Fiesta Party!

ChevysLogoHere in this household we are big fans of Chevys Fresh Mex® restaurant! My son just loves their chicken bites and burritos! So imagine my excitement when Chevys recently announced their Chevys Fresh Mex® Kids Easter Coloring Contest! By entering, your child will have the chance to win a kids Fiesta themed party with six of their friends (10 years old and under) at your nearest participating Chevys Fresh Mex® restaurant. Plus, a parent or adult chaperone will receive a $50 gift card! How awesome is that?

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Entering is super easy! Head to your nearest participating restaurant, and your kids will receive the coloring sheets. They will be able to color their sheets there during their meal and drop it back off.  The guests are also directed to add the contact information on the back of the sheet. Know what’s really great about this contest though? Kids who submit the coloring sheet will receive a coupon to have a free kid’s meal with the purchase of any adult entrée. Offer valid April 21-May 11.

Winners will be randomly chosen on Easter Sunday and the winner will be notified the following day. Fiesta parties must be booked in advance at the location of entry.

The Coloring Contest is valid at the following participating locations, except Miami, Sioux Falls, Annapolis, Hanover, Brandywine, Clifton, Linden and Bloomington. Visit Chevys.com for participating locations. Just a hint to my Marylanders… head to the Greenbelt Chevys location!

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to your participating Chevys to pick up a coloring sheet between April 15th-20th! The sheet MUST be colored by the kids at the location.

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While I was financially compensated with this posting, all opinions are 100% my own.

Get Excited for PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE with a Brand New Trailer! ~ #DisneyPlanes

PlanesFRCollageIn August of 2013, Disney released the animated adventure PLANES. This film has grossed more than $200 million worldwide, with some global markets still to open! When I interviewed Director Klay Hall late last year, he dropped hints that there would indeed be a second PLANES film!

I couldn’t be more excited that Dane Cook returns as the voice of Dusty in PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE! This new comedy-adventure is all about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When Dusty receives the unfortunate news that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he soon ventures into the world of aerial firefighting!

Dusty joins joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger, spirited super scooper Dipper, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers! Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE TRAILER

The new trailer for the second 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.

Did you see the first PLANES movie? Excited for the second one?

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

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