Monday, September 15, 2014

Interview with Josh Book: Supervisor of Sheriff Callie's Wild West Pilot Show

Last week, I shared with you information about the new App "Mr. Cupcake Has The Sprinkles."  This is an interactive storybook app for kids ages 2-8.  What drew me to this app was it's creators, Josh and Jennie Book.  Josh oversaw Computer Generated animation on the hit animated TV shows “Bubble Guppies” and “The Penguins of Madagascar”, and the pilot for Disney Junior’s “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West”.

Having ties to Disney peaked my interest, obviously!  Josh agreed to an interview about his work with Disney, Sheriff Callie and animation in general.  Welcome Josh, to A Disney Mom's Thoughts, and thank you for your time!
Josh Book from
How long have you been in animation? How did you get into this field?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Awesome #DisneyBabyGifts from Walmart {#spon}

Babies are the best!  Now that my youngest son is 2, I can honestly say I miss babies.   That doesn't mean I want more, but I do miss babies! :)  When I was pregnant with my boys, I was always looking at baby gear, clothes, toys and items.  My list of "must haves" was a mile long.  Each time I went to Walmart for groceries, I spent too much time ogling over the baby items- especially the Disney Baby items.

Disney Baby had so many items that were top on my list for my babies.  The great part was Disney had the same products with different feature characters for boys and girls.  A few must have Disney Baby items for parents with a new baby are:
Now that my "baby" is 2, Disney Baby products are still high on my "must have" lists!  These are the items we are looking to purchase soon for our toddler!

Not only are these products great for having around the house, at grandma's house or packed for day care, they are great to have on a vacation to Walt Disney World.  As we are preparing for our fall Disney trip, I'm definitely going to bring some of the above items with us.  Having fun items like these from Walmart help your baby or toddler have a sense of familiarity in the hotel rooms, help bring an additional touch of Disney magic to your vacation and help make your child more comfortable using items from home that have pictures of their favorite characters. Disney Baby helps all families create magical moments right from the start™.

This post was sponsored by Disney Baby and I was compensated to write it. Regardless, what I have written is my own opinion and experience, and I hope you find it of use.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Mr. Cupcake Has the Sprinkles {Giveaway}

Mr. Cupcake Has the Sprinkles is an interactive storybook for kids ages 2-8 available through the Apple Store, Google Play and Kindle Fire.  It was released TODAY!  

This story is about Mr. Cupcake getting ready for Mr. Cookies birthday party.  He gets all his belongings and is ready to go... but hears a mysterious crunching noise.  Mr. Cupcake can't figure out what it is!  Can you help?  

This story was created by Jennie and Josh Book.  They own the animation studio, Mighty Yeti Studios.  Josh has worked on the Disney Jr. show Sheriff Callie's Wild West!  Check out their work and give them a like on Facebook or a follow on Twitter!  

If you'd like your own copy of Mr. Cupcake Has the Sprinkles, please fill out the rafflecopter form below.  One winner will be selected!  Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was given a free copy of Mr. Cupcake Has the Sprinkles for helping promote the release.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Go Picnic Planes: Fire and Rescue Meals {Review & Giveaway} #spon

Our family was sent two GoPicnic ready-to-eat-meals a few weeks ago to review.  This was the first time I had heard of GoPicnic.  When I was originally contacted I had to look at their web site to see what it was all about.  What I came away with from looking at the web site was this was a healthy alternative to the pre packaged lunches found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.  I was impressed when I saw they had meals for special diets: gluten free, vegan, kosher, all natural and non-GMO.  

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Best Way to End a Disney Vacation: Magical Blogorail Red

Welcome to those of you joining me from Frontierland Station and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

The best way to end a Disney vacation is to book the next one before you leave... but that's not realistic for my family!  Instead, we like to visit our favorite park, Magic Kingdom.  I always like to end in this park because 1) it's my favorite and 2) I want the last "memory" to be with Cinderella Castle.  There are several things we do on our last day in this park but I make sure we get lots of photographs (with my camera and PhotoPass photographers) and we make those last minute purchases on Main Street.  

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Minnie's Food Truck App {Review}

Recently, we were given the app "Minnie's Food Truck" to review. Even though I'm a mom to boys, we love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and all the characters- even the girls! My 2 year old loves "Mimmie!"  He likes her more than Mickey, who he refers to as "Mimmik".  Below you will find our review followed by the information provided to us about the app.  Enjoy!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Walt Disney World Freebie Friday: Medicine

Did you know if you get sick at a Walt Disney World park you can ask a cast member for medicine?  According to the WDW web site: "Nurses are available during normal park operating hours to offer over-the-counter medications, bandages and other quick remedies so that you can begin enjoying your vacation again."

I have also heard that you can ask a cast member at a gift shop for over the counter medication.  Some may have small packets under the register for guests.