Paddington Movie Night

*This post was sponsored by BSM Media and Starz but all opinions and recipes are my own.

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We missed out on Paddington the movie coming out in theaters so we could not wait until it came out on DVD. Thankfully it is NOW available for digital download! Check out the Paddington Parties website for places to order the movie as well as free downloadable games and coloring sheets!

I downloaded our movie from Amazon.com and since we have a Smart TV, we could play it right on our TV! I love movies that are family-friendly and not only is it suitable for the little nuggets but a movie my husband and I actually enjoy watching and we all enjoyed Paddington!

We invited 10 of our friends over for some yummy snacks and some movie-watching fun. Check out the recipes below that you can make for your Paddington Party!

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First we have Bear Paw Cupcakes. I was sent a box of Duff’s Wild Thing cake mix and icing which was perfect for these easy cupcakes. You can find these cake mixes at your local supermarket.

Just bake the cupcakes in cupcake liners according to the box. Let them cool, then ice them. I am kind of in love with Duff’s cream cheese icing. It’s thick and creamy and tastes like homemade.

Top with Oreos and brown M&M’s for the feet. They were so easy to make that my kids helped!

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For these Paddington Hat Drink toppers, I printed these Paddington printable hats. These are by Living Locurto and is for personal use only.

I had my kids cut them out. Then we put 2 slits in them and stuck the straws through the hats. If you want them to really hold up, you can print them on cardstock. 

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Next up is Marmalade Peanut Butter Sandwiches. It’s basically a PB&J so you can use jelly.  But we made them with marmalade to get into the Paddington festivities. 

We used raisins for the eyes and nose, bananas for the ears and nose, and sprinkled a little sugar and cinnamon on top to make it look a little furry.

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Last but not least was Marmalade Cinnamon rolls. 

I posted my cinnamon roll recipe here. This is for pull apart bread, but for the rolls just roll the dough up instead of cutting it into squares.

For the icing, I added 4 Tbsp of Marmalade and boy were they devoured!

 All 10 kids watched the movie and were glued to it which was nice since the adults got a little chatting in.

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Even the youngest enjoyed the movie.

 

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The party was a success and we all enjoyed the movie. And if you want me to be really honest, we have already watched it two more times!

Paddington will be available in stores April 28th but you can scoop it up on digital download right now! So head over here and check it out!

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To stay up with the latest Paddington News, follow them on Twitter , Facebook and Pinterest!

Were you a Paddington Fan growing up?

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Graduation party ideas with Tiny Prints

This post is part of a campaign with Tiny Prints and LooksiSquare.  All opinions are entirely my own.

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It is almost that time of year when school comes to an end and lots of people will be graduating! My husband actually graduated from his second stint in college last May and boy has our life changed since. We threw a graduation party with some of our friends and I will never forget how much fun it was!

No matter if you have someone graduating from high school or college, you need to check out Tiny Prints Graduation stationary! You can use Tiny Prints to invite all your friends and family to the big Graduation Day or even use them for Graduation party invites!

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HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

 

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If your in the market for a new laptop, you need to check out the HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop. I have had my laptop for about 3 years and it’s starting to show some wear.  So I have been researching what brand I should go with this time.

The HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop provides extreme performance of AMD’s most powerful mobile processer to deliver exceptional Gaming and Entertainment experience– the AMD FX Special Edition APU. The AMD FX Special Edition APU introduces mobile systems with AMD’s highest performing APUs, exclusive at Best Buy. When you are looking for a notebook, the AMD FX Special Edition APU will provide you with unbelievable performance, gaming and productivity. 

The HP Envy TouchSmart 15.6” touch screen laptop  makes multitasking a breeze so you can spend more time with your family!  The Quick AMD FX series processor is great for daily tasks such as managing your personal life or streaming movies or videos. It also provides great video quality for gaming or catching up on your favorite videos. We let our kids watch videos on our iPad. Recently they accidentally broke it so they have been using my phone.  But this laptop sounds like it would be a better option.

Plus if you go with Best Buy you can get Free Shipping on orders $35 and up or free store pickup and you can pick up your order in as little as 45 minutes. I have personally used their free store pickup before and it’s always a breeze!

What do you think about this new laptop?

 

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Check out the brand new Poise® Thin-Shape pads #RecycleYourPeriodPad

 

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I have to say after having 4 kids I recently figured out I cannot jump on trampolines anymore! I was jumping with my kids on our trampoline and literally thought my bladder might fall out! TMI I know but I think as women the more we talk about our imperfections, the more we can help each other. 

So why have I switched from pads to thin shaped Poise? It’s a little thing called LBL.

What is LBL?
One in three women experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) – little leaks that can be triggered by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercise or jumping on a trampoline.
But what causes LBL?

Since none of us are exactly alike, there are different reasons for LBL. Check them out below.

• Physical changes from childbirth, pregnancy, hysterectomy or menopause
• Being overweight
• Complications from surgery, stroke, or chronic diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease
• Bladder or urinary tract infections
• Bladder irritants (certain foods and beverages)

LBL is not a huge thing you have to worry about but it can be embarrassing. With Poise® Thin-Shape pads, there is nothing you have to worry about because they can protect you.

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So now you are going to have TONS of unused period pads and I have a great way to #RecycleYourPeriodPad!

If you know you have to have a c-section, I had 4 by the way, bring them to the hospital! You can put them on top of your scar and they will absorb any extra blood. The first c-section I had the nurse told me about this and it sure did help from ruining my clothes. And it was actually more comfortable than having my pants touch my scar! 

Plus you can get a free sample! So why not try these out?!

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Get your free sample here! 

 Today’s post is sponsored by Poise, by my love for their LBL products is all my own!

 

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Tulip Festival April 10-May 9th

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Since moving to Colorado we were so wrapped up in my husband finishing school, we didn’t take many vacations or enjoy what Colorado and the surrounding states have to offer but we plan to change that! 

Starting April 10th and going until May 9th is the Tulip Festival is Lehi, UT. We were planning on attending but my husband changed jobs just last week so we are going to have to attend next year for sure!

The Tulip Festival is an annual event designed to welcome and celebrate Spring with nearly 100 different varieties of tulips in every possible color.  Guests will see more than 250,000 tulips on display during the event at Thanksgiving Point’s 55-acre gardens and every year there are new exhibits. 

It just started getting warmer here in Colorado and I can’t imagine a better way then to enjoy something like this festival!

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There is food, music, vendors and even storytelling is included on the weekends to make for a fun, family-centered weekend activity. The colorful flowers provide families with fun photo opportunities and the chance to enter their photos into an event contest. I took some family pictures with my oldest son in some tulips almost 8 years ago and haven’t taken any since. So taking pictures in the tulips is something I really want to do!

And even better, the event is not only family-friendly, but budget-friendly as well

Adults are $15 while tickets for children are just $12. All children under the age of 2 can attend for free!
The event takes place April 10 to May 9 (closed Sundays) from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 The event is located at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens at 3900 N. Garden Drive, Lehi, UT
 More information here!

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