My Little Pony: The Movie and a Giveaway

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My Little Pony was all the rage when I was a kid.

 

My grandma gave me my first My Little Pony for my sixth birthday. Its name was Baby Glory, and I was in love.

Retro My Little Pony

 

I was excited to see My Little Pony make a comeback, but I knew Ponies were back for good when I sat down on the NYC subway across from this guy:

My Little Pony Costume

 

I’ll likely see a few more of these characters this weekend as Ponydemonium (I should probably Trademark that phrase) is in full force with the release of My Little Pony: The Movie, in theaters October 6th. Have you seen this trailer yet?

My Little Pony: The Movie – Coming to theaters October 6!

A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.

I love it when big names get behind the mic for animated features, because it usually makes for a movie kids and adults can enjoy together. The Pony crew is voiced by an all-star cast, including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe Saldana. The movie features original music and songs performed by Sia, Diggs, Saldana, Chenoweth and Blunt.

My Little Pony: The Movie Giveaway

We’ve teamed up with Lionsgate Premiere to offer a great prize pack to send you and your family to see My Little Pony: The Movie in theaters. You could win:

  • $100 American Express gift card to see the film in theaters with your family
  • PLUS a My Little Pony: The Movie Shining Friends Figure

To enter, just leave a comment below with your favorite childhood toy. We will pick one prize pack winner at random.

For more Pony fun, check out the Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram. And don’t forget to check out My Little Pony: The Movie in theaters everywhere October 6. 

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T-Mobile Customer? There’s Free Stuff Coming YOUR Way

It’s the one year #Thanksiversary of T-Mobile Tuesdays and that’s good news for YOU! 

T-Mobile Tuesdays is an app that thanks T-Mobile customers with free stuff and a chance to win epic prizes. Every week, T-Mobile customers #GetThanked by the Un-carrier with gifts from their favorite brands like StubHub, Baskin-Robbins, Shell, Lyft, and Redbox!

Here’s what’s in store this month:

June 6th 2017

  • Have the app? Prizes being given away range from trucker hats, to movie tickets, to discounts on gas from Shell, and all kinds of ice cream! Be sure to download the app to get these hook ups!
  • On Twitter? Starting at 9:00 a.m. @TMobile will be doling out an epic prize EVERY HOUR in their 12-hour thankathon {including $2000 to spend with StubHub}! Just follow @TMobile on Twitter for details on how to enter!

All Month Long

  • One one Tuesday in the next four weeks in June, EVERY customer will get a $4 coupon from Baskin-Robbins. It’s hot outside! Ice cream for everyone!

Your odds of wining? Pretty fantastic. Over the last year T-Mobile customers have snapped up more than 40 million free gifts! 

  • Binged over 24.5 million hours or nearly 3,000 YEARS of movies
  • Slurped down more than 1 million free Frostys from Wendy’s—enough to fill 350 family size hot tubs
  • Eaten more than 2 million free pizzas—enough to stretch from Mt. Rushmore to Yellowstone National Park
  • Taken enough free Lyft rides to make nearly 4,300 coast to coast trips across the US
  • Pumped millions of gallons of free gas from the Fuel Rewards® Program and Shell —enough to drive to Mars and back

Grab more info HERE and GO AND GET YOUR FREE STUFF!

T-Mobile Tuesdays: FREE STUFF for EVERYONE!

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Wonder Woman in Theaters + a Giveaway

This post is in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures

In the last few years we’ve seen a lot from Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Captain America, a different Batman, a LEGO Batman, Batman’s son, and probably one about Batman’s cousins. Is it just me, or is this superhero list missing something? Come on, where my girls at?

It’s about time we saw a girl superhero on the big screen, and the wait is almost over! On June 2, Wonder Woman comes to the big screen. I’m not going to lie, I watch the superhero movies, but I’m not one to get jazzed about them. This one, on the other hand, is different. I’ve already made plans with my lady crew to go see it, and after watching this trailer, I’m more excited than ever!

I love that this film portrays a strong girl who grows up to be a strong woman who makes a difference for good. It’s a scene we don’t see played out often enough, but one that’s good  for girls young and old to see. I’m excited to see Gal Gadot step into this role.

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot

I can’t say I knew a lot about Wonder Woman before now, but apparently before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Wonder Woman Rise of the Warrior Action Shot

You can also show everyone your warrior with the Wonder Woman gauntlet creator. I was going for a “tough warrior” face, but I think I only succeeded in achieving a “somewhat constipated” face. It was fun to create though.

Wonder Woman Gauntlet

Wonder Woman Giveaway

If you want a chance to win tickets to see Wonder Woman in theaters, plus a nice prize pack, comment below and tell us about a Wonder Woman in your life. We will pick one person to win:

  • A $50 gift card to see the film in theaters
  • A Wonder Woman hooded sweatshirt, t-shirt, backpack

Wonder Woman Prizes

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid in Theaters + a Giveaway

This is a sponsored post, the words and opinions are all mine. 

Family road trips are a childhood rite of passage most kids miss out on today. I grew up in New Mexico, and every summer my family would pile in our van for a road trip. I think it was a 12-16 hour trek each way to Utah and Idaho to visit family. Of course, by the time I tell my kids about these trips, I’m sure they’ll be uphill both ways. I probably will have had to walk or push the van for a good portion of it too. Even though the trips were a pain at the time, they made for great memories.

Here we are in Idaho hanging with my aunt and some cousins. I’m the camera shy baby in the red overalls. I guess not much has changed over the years.

Family Vacation

My most unforgettable trip happened when my brothers and sisters made me laugh so hard I wet my pants. Now I’m not going to say how old I was at the time, but let’s just say I was old enough to not be wetting my pants in the car. We were in the middle of nowhere, and my parents refused to stop and delay our schedule. Instead, my mom made me alternate between sitting on a plastic bag and hanging my tail end out the window to speed up the drying process. I can laugh about it now, but back then I wasn’t amused.

I immediately thought of that story when I saw the trailer for the new movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. It will be in theaters May 19, and it embodies all that can go wrong (and right) when a family drives across the country together.

The movie is based on the best-selling book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. In the film, the Heffley family sets out to visit their Meemaw for her 90th birthday. When Greg secretly plans a detour to a video game convention, the trip encounters some, uh, issues. If you ask me, that’s what makes for the best family vacations.

Even if you’ve never taken a road trip of your own, you can now go to WimpYourself.com to create your own family photo like this one:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID GIVEAWAY

We would love to send you and your family on a road trip of your own. Well, a road trip to the movie theater in your town, that is. We’ve teamed up with 20th Century Fox to give one lucky winner

  • A $100 Visa to see the movie in theaters with your family
  • A copy of the hardcover book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

To enter*, just leave a comment below with a favorite family road trip memory or destination. We will pick one prize pack winner.

Check out Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul in theaters everywhere May 19.

 

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Movara Fitness Resort Review

Movara called and we said yes! Our winter workouts (or lack thereof) had us itching to bust out of our routine so we headed to Southern Utah to bust a move. Here’s our Movara Fitness Resort review  (You might also recognize it as the Biggest Loser Fitness Resort). We survived to tell the tale!

image via Movara Fitness Resort

Week Long Program

Here’s a peek at a standard day at Movara.  That’s right. One day. Stretches, hiking, fitness classes, educational series, swimming, oh, and you eat too. 1200 calories a day. We were FREAKING OUT. But guess what? It actually felt like a lot of food. We learned a lot about what our bodies can do, how we prepare our food, and how to deal with the occasional bought of hangriness and the urge to emotionally eat our feelings. 

MFit

Not ready for the whole week? Short on time? You can sign up for their new Mfit program which is a one day program that is a great sampling of everything that Movara has to offer. 

“Movara just recently launched a new one-day program called Mfit, which is offered on Saturdays. It essentially gives you a taste of everything that the one-week structured program has to offer. The day kicks off with a body assessment , followed by a delicious healthy breakfast, then a beautiful hike in the red rocks of Southern Utah.

Once you get back to the resort, you will enjoy a nutritious gourmet lunch, followed by additional fitness classes and a lecture.Wrap up your day with   some much-deserved pampering with a spa service of your choice. Mfit is for every one of every age and fitness level and a perfect way to spend the day with friends, a spouse or a family member and, for all the caregivers out there, for a change, have someone take care of you.On that note, so many people are understandably looking for a physical, mental and emotional reset,and that is exactly what Mfit offers.One day. Every Saturday. Change your life with Mfit.”

Our Movara Fitness Resort Review

The Food

1200 calories a day. You heard me right. 1-2-0-0 calories a day and you’ll be pushing yourself physically all day long. Crazy right? I thought so. Here’s the crazy part . . . I was eating all the food and doing all of the workouts and I WASN’T HUNGRY.  The food was not only amazing, it was also perfectly prepared to see me through these big days. I learned a lot about quality calories (and I’d never really thought much about calories in the first place). 

Eating 1200 calories at Movara Fitness Resort was actually REALLY amazing!

The Workouts

You can read more about their fitness program HERE.  We did all the things! Hiking, Zumba, Stretching, Circuit, Swimming, (and of course hot tubbing and steam rooming and spa’ing . . . that’s a thing).  It felt accessible for all fitness levels. You can Zumba your heart out, or side step it if you just can’t find the rhythm (ahem . . . that’s me). There’s no judgement, all kinds of fitness levels, and all kinds of friendly help and motivation (no drill sargeants). 

Movara Fitness Resort Packing List

They’ve got towels, the robes, the workout gear. Heck, leave your yoga mat AT HOME. Here’s what you really need to bring:

  • Yoga Pants / Sweats
  • Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • Swim Suit
  • Flip Flops
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Running Shoes / Cross Trainers
  • Camera / Chargers / Electronics
  • Vitamins and Medications
  • Sun Block
  • Hat
  • Layers

Don’t worry about:

  • Hauling your own yoga mat
  • Dressy clothes (I didn’t touch my jeans)
  • Food (All of your meals are covered, and don’t even dream of sneaking treats in here . . . cheater!)

Movara Fitness Resort Discount

Want to go? You in? Mention Today’s Mama when you call to book and you’ll get $200 off your package. 

ENTER TO WIN!

We’re giving away the chance to spend a day at Movara with their new Mfit program. Check it out!

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Rock Dog Movie Premiere and a Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Lionsgate.

A few years ago my nephew visited and asked where I kept my dog. I told him I didn’t have one, and he quickly let me know I was wasting my adulthood. I think he was onto something, but until I move out of my “no dogs allowed” apartment building in Manhattan, I have to get my puppy fix (not to be confused with “puppy fixed,” because those are two VERY different things) elsewhere.

That’s why I’m looking forward to the February 24th release of Rock Dog. It’s a movie about a Tibetan Mastiff who finds a radio and leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, but quickly sets in motion a series of unexpected events.

I’m such a sucker for movies that encourage kids to chase their dreams! Today’s Mama wants you to chase your dreams all the way to the theater. That’s why we’re giving away a Rock Dog movie prize pack that includes a $100 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters with your family, as well as a Rock Dog beanie, tambourine, and temporary tattoo.

Rock Dog Movie Giveaway

You’re sure to recognize and love the Rock Dog movie cast. Luke Wilson takes the lead, with Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia, Matt Dillon, and Sam Elliott all lending their voices. I can’t wait to see them do their thing on the big screen on February 24th!

Rock Dog Movie Cast Poster

You don’t have to wait for the movie to reach theaters to get your rock on. You can click here to get FREE activity and coloring pages now.

Rock Dog Movie Coloring Pages

And don’t forget to enter the contest below for your chance to win.

The Rock Dog Movie Contest

To enter, leave a comment below telling us what your kids dream of being when they grow up. We’ll pick a winner on February 24th at 5PM MST.

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LEGO Batman Movie Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures. 

Are your kids counting down to February 10th? MINE ARE.

They’ve been quoting lines from the LEGO Batman Movie trailer for MONTHS. My son did a wildly entertaining reenactment of the lobster in the microwave scene on Christmas Eve for my family.

True story.

To celebrate we’re giving away a LEGO Batman prize package that includes a $50 Visa gift card so you can see the film in theaters on February 10th, plus a LEGO Batman t-shirt, lunch bag, and stickers. ($65 value.) Entry details at the end of this post!

And you can run like Batman, drive like Batman, DJ like Batman. Do it all in the LEGO Batman Movie Game App, now available for free on the App Store and Google Play! Download now.

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.  Like ‘The LEGO Batman Movie on Facebook, follow on Twitter and Instagram for more hilarity. 

WE. CAN’T. WAIT.

To enter, leave a comment below telling us which character is your kiddo’s favorite. We’ll pick a winner on Monday, February 6th.

Disney Getaway Giveaway

The only person as exciting as Santa is Mickey Mouse. It’s science. So taking the happiest day on the calendar and combining that with the happiest place on earth?! That’s mind-melting-scream-your-guts-out-BLISS. 

We want to give you the chance to experience that Christmas morning meltdown for yourself, by wrapping up a Disney Vacation for Four under your tree. (And we mean “meltdown” in the very best sense of the word.)

You could win, 4-two day ParkHopper Passes and 3 nights hotel accommodations at your choice of Disneyland or Walt Disney World from ParkSavers.com!

Win a trip to Disneyland or Disney World!

 

All ready dreaming up a trip of your own?

Want to know how to save a little cash planning your own trip? Check out ParkSavers.com!  

Be sure to check out some of their current deals:

Enter To Win!

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Note: Hotel selection based on availability at booking. Hotel will be a standard room (sleeps 4) at a Disney or equivalent neighboring property. 

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Deck The Halls: American Girl Doll Giveaway

We wanted to make “Decking the Halls” a little easier so TodaysMama.com is hosting a giveaway-a-day to fill your stockings, trim the tree, and stuff things under it! Be sure to check back daily for new giveaways and chances to win!

American Girl

American Girl’s newest BeForever character, Melody, brings a message of love and hope to girls this season through her inspirational story of growing up in Detroit during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

Melody’s story comes to life through the 18-inch Melody doll, historically authentic 1960s doll outfits and accessories, and Melody-inspired clothing for girls ages 8 and up (Prices range from $9.99 to $250) 

Deck The Halls: American Girl Doll Giveaway

Holiday time is also about spreading goodwill to others, and American Girl’s new WellieWishers line is designed to help teach younger girls ages 5 to 7 the skills of kindness, empathy and being a good friend.

 The WellieWishers line features five character dolls, early chapter books, garden-themed accessories, and clothing for girls (Prices range from $5.00 to $250)

Girls can tap into their “can do” spirit and have hours of fun with an array of other fun gift ideas and stocking stuffers, including the Mega Bloks American Girl construction line ($3.99 to $69.99), American Girl-themed cookware and cookbooks from Williams-Sonoma ($9.95-$59.95), and engaging advice and activity books ($9.99 to $24.99). And, last but not least, girls and their guests can enjoy a memorable day at American Girl’s retail stores nationwide. Holiday-related events and experiences are available throughout the season.

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Deck The Halls: Minted Gift Ideas {+ 3, $100 Gift Cards!}

We wanted to make “Decking the Halls” a little easier so TodaysMama.com is hosting a giveaway-a-day to fill your stockings, trim the tree, and stuff things under it! Be sure to check back daily for new giveaways and chances to win! {Be sure to click HERE for your chance to WIN from Minted.com!}

Gift Ideas From Minted.com:

Deck The Halls: Minted Giveaway

Fabric

I’m not one to geek out over textiles . . . but their fabrics are ADORABLE {and seriously the best gift idea!} Check out the kids fabrics. I bought my daughter a couple of yards of different fabrics for Christmas and I’m so excited for her to open them!

I added about 30 fabrics to my favorites — but here are a few I loved:

Owl Party

Owl Party Fabric On Minted

Cotton Cloudy

Cotton Cloudy Fabric On Minted.com

London Calling

London Calling Fabric On Minted.com

Let’s Go Glamping

Let's Go Glamping Fabric On Minted.com

Modern Photo Frame

Modern Photo Frame on Minted.com

There are SO many fabrics to choose from! Imagine these cute prints in Teepees, Tablecloths, Pillows, or Curtains!

A few tips:

  • You must order a minimum of 1 yard
  • You can change the color scheme of the fabric you are looking at by clicking on the circles below the main image
  • There are 2 fabric options (Premium Cotton and Luxury Linen)

Art & Photo Gifts

Children’s Art

Adorable! We’ve got the baby animals hanging in my youngest girl’s room! There’s an option on some of the prints when you order to have your print signed (no extra cost)!

Baby Animal Prints on Minted.com

Art For Your Older Kids

Perfect for my tween daughter!

Bug Print on Minted.com

My teenage son would love this one. (My husband too)!

Jupiter Art Print (Land Cruiser)

Art For Everyone!

There are so many options to choose from: Fine Art PrintsPhoto Art & Gifts, and Custom Art & Maps (the custom silhouettes that will melt your heart).

Art Gifts From Minted.com

The bottom line is, I had no idea how much Minted.com has outside of stationary and cards. 

Want to do some shopping for yourself or someone you love? We’re giving away 3, $100 gift cards to Minted.com!

Enter to Win HERE!

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