Win A Trip To Hawaii With The Finest Hours


When Alianna was in the hospital 11 years ago I had one person that helped me through everything. She was my rock, my confidant, my greatest ally. My Mom. She stepped up and took care of Dakotah for me, traveled back and forth to John’s Hopkins to help me when Alianna was in the PICU and she held me when I cried. I don’t think I would have made it through that time without my Mom’s unwavering support. A lot of people would say “So what, she is your Mom, she had to do that.” No. She didn’t. She didn’t have to put her whole life on hold for a month and a half to help me. She didn’t have to run me to countless doctors appointments, fix dinner for us, or anything else. But she did and that is what makes my Mom my hero. It isn’t just me she helps. She helps countless others with small ( and big) gestures. She leaves a mark on peoples lives and I would give anything to be just 1/8th of the human being she is.

Disney’s newest movie “The Finest Hours” wants to know about someone that helped you. You can leave your 100 word story on their Tumblr page. Not only will you give that person the recognition they deserve but you will also be entered for a chance to win a trip to Hawaii! What better way to thank someone for helping you?

The Finest Hours

A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Presented in Digital 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.

The Finest Hours hits theaters  January 29th 2016! Check out all the latest info via the website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

The Good Dinosaur- More Activity Sheets and My Bloggy Friends Are Going To LA!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the dinosaurs hadn’t went extinct? What if the asteroid that erased their existence hadn’t hit? To be honest, I think it would have been kind of cool! Could you imagine having a pet dinosaur? How AWESOME would that be? I think I would name mine Fred. I am not sure why. It just seems like a good dinosaur name. Very distinguished and classy sounding! I would also put him in a tuxedo and top hat. But no cane, he may hit me with it.

Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” asks that question. They are going to take us on an  epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

AN UNLIKELY PAIR - In Disney•Pixar's THE GOOD DINOSAUR, Arlo, an Apatosaurus, encounters a human named Spot. Together, they brave an epic journey through a harsh and mysterious landscape. Directed by Peter Sohn, THE GOOD DINOSAUR opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 25, 2015. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

The Good Dinosaur

Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” opens in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.

You can follow all of the adventures on  social media!

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Also, some of my amazing bloggy friends are heading to LA for The Good Dinosaur red carpet event and other fun events! Check out some of their posts here:

Trippin’ With Tara

Mrs. Kathy King

Pink Ninja Blog

Sippy Cup Mom

The Bragging Mommy

Southern Bella Ways

And many more but unfortunately I couldn’t find all the posts! BUT, you can stay up to date with all the fun by following these hashtags:

#GoodDinoEvent | #ABCTVEvent | #LionGuardEvent | #DWTS |#blackish | #TheMuppets


The Good Dinosaur Activity Sheets

Just hit download, save, and print! You will need a program that reads PDF files! Super, Super simple!




Celebrate The Release of the “Alice Through The Looking Glass: Trailer With Some Alice In Wonderland Makeup Tutorials

My youngest loves Alice in Wonderland. Well, to be honest she is a huge fan of Tim Burton also. So it is no surprise that Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is one of her favorite films. She is ecstatic over the newly released teaser trailer for “Alice Through The Looking Glass” which will be directed by James Bobin. It will be interesting to see his vision come alive on the screen.

I am super excited too because that means Johnny Depp is coming back and we all know how much I love Johnny Depp. Oh how I love Johnny Depp.

Alice Through The Looking Glass

Alice In Wonderland Makeup Tutorials


Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.


Alice Through The Looking Glass will be in theaters May 27th, 2016.

Alice In Wonderland Makeup Tutorials

To get ready for the release on “Alice Through The Looking Glass” I thought it would be awesome to find some Alice In Wonderland Makeup tutorials inspired by the first movie. We will of course get into tea parties at a later date. Because a release as big as Alice Through The Looking Glass deserves some major parties!

The Mad Hatter

The White Rabbit

Red Queen

Cheshire Cat

I also have some wonderful posters for you! If you need an idea on what to do with these AMAZING posters, check out my “How to Make A Desktop Slideshow On Windows 10” post!


Mia Wasikowska is Alice in Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Mad Hatter


Red Queen

Helena Bonham Carter is the Red Queen in ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.


Sachal Baron Cohen is Time in ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.

White Queen

Anne Hathaway is the White Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass.


New #TheForceAwakens Posters- How To Make A Desktop Slideshow Background on Windows 10 !!! #MLBStarWarsEvent

SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!! It’s here! It’s here!! My Life, Blogged has entered a galaxy far, far away and for an ENTIRE month I will be having a #MLBStarWarsEvent! How cool is this? There will be recipes, product reviews, and a little birdie told me there may be a HUGE giveaway. I am super giddy because I have been a Star Wars fan almost my entire life! Before we get to How To Make A Desktop Slideshow Background on Windows 10 let’s talk a little about Star Wars!

What better way to kick off the My Life, Blogged Star Wars Event than new #TheForceAwakens posters. They are soo awesome. Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge Darth Vader and Yoda fan. I love all the characters but those two are the ones I collect. But I am so looking forward to the new chapter, The Force Awakens and finding new heroes to root for. And of course root for the originals too. I just can’t believe it is almost here.

I have had some of you ask why I post the posters. What can you do with them? It is not like they are real posters. Some of you find it kind of weird. It’s okay, we all know I am a little weird so I understand. I have found the best thing to do with the posters is make them desktop backgrounds. On Windows 10 you can make animated desktop backgrounds. It is really, really easy and I will show you how!


How To Make A Desktop Slideshow Background

First you need to create a new folder in your pictures folder and name it anything you want. Then download the posters and save them to that folder. You can get the posters here:

Kylo Ren



Hans Solo


You can find your pictures folder in your file explorer.



Right click on your desktop and then choose PERSONALIZE.


After you click personalize you will set up your slideshow with the following settings. Of course you can change the time and size to anything you want.


Background– Slideshow

Album– This is the folder that you saved in your pictures folder. Just click browse, find the folder, and then choose this folder.

Choose times to change pictures– I did every 1 minute.

Choose your size– I use fit so it has the black background and I can see my folders on my desktop real good.

If you are a more visual person here is a small video I did of the process.

About Star Wars- The Force Awakens:

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt. Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases in U.S. theaters on December 18, 2015.

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The Good Dinosaur Pumpkin Stencil and Activity Book #GoodDino


THE GOOD DINOSAUR (L-R) Arlo and Spot. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
THE GOOD DINOSAUR (L-R) Arlo and Spot. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

I am looking very forward to The Good Dinosaur. It looks so good and something we can enjoy as a family. Much like this new activity book! It is chocked full of fun things for you to do with your kids, including a pumpkin carving stencil. Unfortunately we do not carve pumpkins here. I know, I know we are lame but neither of my girls were really into it. We found it easier to just buy the ones you put the bulbs in. But a lot of my Disney blogger friends are filling up Facebook and Twitter with their carved pumpkins! Just search #GoodDino and you will find some. I think they look so cute!!

About The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?  Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Denise Ream (“Cars 2”), Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” opens in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.

The Good Dinosaur Pumpkin Stencil and Activity Book

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