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Get Animated with Inside Out #InsideOutEvent


I was provided with an all expense paid trip to bring you the details about this movie and others. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. When I was in San Francisco learning all about Inside Out I got to witness a mock “animation dailies” session with Supervising Animators Shawn Krause & Victor Navone, Directing Animator Jamie Roe and Story Artist Tony Fucile. This was such a fun session! I can't even begin to … [Read more...]

Corn Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Corn Salad recipe

The weather is getting warmer and it's time to start cooking out and eating "summer" food! I love BBQ foods, various salads, watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries and iced tea - all things that I tend to splurge on in the warmer months. I also love that hubby tends to cook more in the warmer months since he loves to grill so I get a lot of breaks! ;) Aside from cookouts, we also love to have picnics with the kids. A new favorite of mine to … [Read more...]

All About The Walt Disney Family Museum and Tomorrowland #InsideOutEvent

Tomorrowland Poster #Tomorrowland

I was provided with an all expense paid trip to bring you the details about this movie and others. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. When I went to San Francisco to learn all about Inside Out, I was also taken to visit The Walt Disney Family Museum. What a treat that was! Get prepared for photo overload!! I couldn't narrow it down so I added lots of photos. There's so much to see, it's really … [Read more...]

Are Your Health Issues Related to Indoor Air Pollution? Learn What You Can Do.

Indoor Air Pollution

Are your health issues related to indoor air pollution? Did you know that household air pollution causes many deaths each year? It's a real problem and we all need to take it seriously. In 2012 alone household air pollution made up 7.7% of global mortalities.Check out this infographic below to learn more about household air pollution and see how you can protect your family with just a bit of work and maintenance.    Breathe … [Read more...]

The Visual Storytelling and Lighting of Inside Out #InsideOutEvent

I was provided with an all expense paid trip to bring you the details about this movie and others. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Time for some more Inside Out fun! Being at Pixar really was an incredibly inspiring experience. The people who work there are beyond talented and fun. Today I get to tell you more about our meetings with Patrick Lin, Inside Out Director of Photography and Inside Out Lighting Artist … [Read more...]

Reader Appreciation! It’s Time for a Giveaway for my Awesome Readers!

Blogging is something I started over 4 years ago and I never dreamed it would bring about the things it has. It's been a true blessing for our family and I enjoy every moment of my blogging time. I can't thank you all enough for reading because without you I wouldn't have the opportunities I have. You've made it fun and I thank you so much!  I want to do a giveaway to honor you all and to help bring more readers to Mama on a Green … [Read more...]

A Look Inside the Mind with Ralph Eggleston, Inside Out Production Designer

Inside Out Production Designer #InsideOutEvent

When I left for San Francisco at the end of March I didn't REALLY realize just how interesting the trip was going to be. Exciting? Of course! Disney trips are ALWAYS exciting and I love the various things that I am able to learn and see that I normally wouldn't be able to. I love sharing these things with you all, my readers. BUT, with Inside Out, I was blown away at the research that went into this movie and how intrigued I was with every step … [Read more...]

Ten Patriotic Desserts featuring Firecrackers

patriotic desserts

Red, White and Blue desserts are always fun to feature when celebrating patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. I've gone through Pinterest a million times and found my favorite ten patriotic desserts that feature firecrackers and I've put together the list for you! Check them out below and have a fantastic celebration! 10 Patriotic Desserts featuring Firecrackers 1)Patriotic Firecracker Bites from Mama on a Green … [Read more...]

We Celebrated Earth Month with a Family Garden Project

Easy indoor garden

This post is sponsored as part of my ambassadorship as a YoGetter with Stonyfield. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way.  Gardening is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I have been hesitant though for a few reasons. First, we have a small yard and my husband is VERY picky with his yard and making sure it looks good. Second, I always worry that there will be something in the dirt that we don't need to be … [Read more...]

Spread the Love and Nominate Your Favorite Community Project #UltraHug

Care House of Oakland County

Every time I hear a news report of child abuse I cringe. It's like my heart stops for a brief moment and I need to close my eyes to recompose myself. I can't comprehend how anyone can hurt a child. I just can't. There is no need or reason for it. If anyone feels the need to hurt a child they need to seek immediate help. There's a place nearby that believes as I do: It Shouldn't Hurt to Be a Child. The CARE House of Oakland County is our local … [Read more...]

Vera Bradley Spring Getaway Giveaway Presented by Book of the Year

It's spring!!! Are you ready for some Very Bradley fun!?!   Vera Bradley Spring Getaway Giveaway Hosted by This Mamas Life Reviewz & Newz Kathy's Savings Sweet Cheeks Adventures Thrify Mom's Review and More Couponing Momma Giveaway & Reviews Pink Ninga Blogger It's This or Murder Rockin' My Life Priceless Product Reviews Giveaways & Freebies Free Fun & Fab Findings MamaBreak Mama on A Green Mission Mommy … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Coloring Sheets now available! #AgeOfUltron

Avengers coloring sheets

Less than one week until Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is in theaters! My husband is a huge super hero fan (what man isn't, right!?) and he's getting pretty excited about it! I have the recently released coloring sheets right here for your little ones to enjoy! Ok, ok...so maybe it's not just for them. ;) Click the image for a full PDF version of this coloring sheet and more Avengers characters! This will give you a printer friendly … [Read more...]

Weleda Skin Care – A Natural Treatment for Eczema #WeledaBaby

Weleda Skincare

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Weleda. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and reviews are my own. We've had eczema issues with both LA and Addy, with Addy's proving to be more challenging to deal with. Thankfully we've not had issues with Annie yet. Eczema can be tough for little ones to deal with and … [Read more...]

Earth Week Feature: My Favorite Products Made with Recycled Materials

Record clock

This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are 100% my own and these truly are my favorite products made with recycled materials. When it comes to products made from recycled materials I get pretty geeky. I mean, I really get giddy and may husband often tells me to calm down. With being a true believer in small changes making a big difference, recycling is one small change that I love. It's a small change that can really benefit so many. … [Read more...]

Continuing Our Green Bathroom Changes with Coyuchi and Zabada

Coyuchi Luxury Towels

Recently I wrote about how we are making green changes in our bathroom. I believe in making small changes here and there and over time all of our small changes make big differences. If you've been around here for a while you know that's what I talk about often. With Earth Day this week, celebrate by spoiling yourself a bit and by making more green bathroom changes with the help of Coyuchi and Zabada. I was recently sent some samples of Coyuchi … [Read more...]

Poor Air Quality and Pregnancy

Poor air Quality and pregnacy

Poor air quality and pregnancy? Yes, ladies...that's right. We have something else to concern ourselves with. Even not being pregnant I worry about things like this with my children. It's just a part of life but here's what we can do. Does Bad Air Quality Cause Birthing Problems? There are already so many risks that women need to concern themselves with when they become pregnant. All of a sudden, you have to watch what you eat, the sort of … [Read more...]

Monkey Kingdom Now in Theaters and How You Can Help Protect Monkeys

Monkey Kingdom #MonkeyKingdom

I was provided with an all expense paid trip to bring you the details about this movie and others. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Monkey Kingdom is in theaters starting today! It's the newest Disneynature film and I was lucky enough to see it when I was in San Francisco last month. Just like anything Disney does, it will not disappoint. I have to admit that when I was sitting in the theater viewing Monkey … [Read more...]

Tomorrowland – New Featurette Now Available

Tomorrowland Featurette #Tomrrowland

A new Tomorrowland featurette is now available including interviews with George Clooney, Director Brad Bird and more! Tomorrowland is in theaters everywhere on May 22nd - check it out!   Here are more details about the movie: Tomorrowland DISNEY Website and Mobile site Like Tomorrowland on Facebook Follow Tomorrowland on Twitter Genre:  Mystery Adventure Rating:  PG U.S. Release date: May 22, … [Read more...]

Who Am I When…A Look at My Moods #WhenImHungry

Keeping snacks available to focus! #WhenImHungry

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias Over the years my moods have changed. They've changed drastically with some emotions and not so much with others. Sometimes there are things that make certain moods/emotions better or worse. Recently, I visited Pixar and got a sneak peek at the new Inside Out movie and really got in touch with my emotions and … [Read more...]

Messy Memories and Help from PURELL® Hand Sanitizing Wipes #PurellWipes

Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipes #PurellWipes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurellWipes #CollectiveBias Three little children 4 and under makes for a very busy household. We love being parents and although sometimes it does get frustrating we have to look back on moments and laugh. Sometimes there's nothing more you can do about a situation BUT laugh. This spring, as I'm doing some easy spring cleaning around the … [Read more...]

Small Changes Can Make Everyday Earth Day – EcoFriendly Bathroom Solutions

EcoFriendly Bathroom Solutions

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias Do I live a 100% green life? No. My goal in going green is to make small changes, to inspire others to make small changes and together we can all make a big difference. Every April, since it is Earth Month, I reevaluate my green choices and make new goals of small things I can change. For my household, it's … [Read more...]

Come Along on a Tour of Pixar Animation Studios #InsideOutEvent

Inside Pixar

When I saw there was a tour of Pixar Animation Studios on our itinerary for the Inside Out event, I was thrilled! Pixar!?!? Yes! Pixar is located in Emeryville, California just outside of San Francisco and it's the workplace to many, many extraordinarily talented people! Even the entrance is grand, isn't it!? As you walk towards the buildings you can't help but be blown away by the Pixar lamp and the Toy Story ball! I mean how incredibly … [Read more...]