Mar 302012
Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream Finale Castle

Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream Finale Castle

A princess who turns into a frog after kissing one, a glass slipper that transforms a cinder girl into a princess and enchanted hair that glows and grows


As I watched Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream, I was reminded of a time when life was filled with pure joy and innocence, when magic and make believe filled fanciful day dreams. And, when I looked over at my daughter to see her face lit up with pleasure as she watched her [current] favorite princess perform; and saw a hint of a smile on my mom’s face that spoke more of nostalgia than doting grandma as she watched the scenes unfold, I truly felt the magic that is Disney….

Dare to Dream opens with a lively skating performance followed by Mickey, Minnie, Daffy and Goofy making an appearance to introduce what the show is about. The beloved characters also make quick appearances in between sets to introduce the upcoming story line and entertain the audience with the funny banter for which they are so well known. Continue reading »

Mar 262012

There are so many different projects that kids can do to celebrate spring! Here are a few easy spring crafts for kids that I found on the internet. Some adult supervision may be required, but what a great way to spend quality time with your children!


Tissue Paper Bunny


Easy Kids Crafts for Spring - Tissue Bunny

This one might be take a little more time than some of the others, but the end result is great. You can get creative and try other shapes too. Here are the instructions from

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Mar 222012

Review of Young King Arthur - Dallas Children's Theater - Mina Frannea

Review of Young King Arthur at Dallas Children’s Theater

Arthur has many adventures as a young boy with the help of Merlin and other lovable characters

by Mina Frannea

Young King ArthurIn Young King Arthur, we get to know Arthur as a young boy learning about life with the help of mystical Merlin and other magical friends. Arthur has many adventures with his foster brother Kaythat are indirectly engineered by Merlin. Merlin uses these experiences to both guide Arthur and to assess his behavior so he can determine if Arthur will be a good King in the future. Continue reading »

Mar 142012

Disney on Ice - Dare to Dream - All Princess Finale

Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream is coming to American Airlines Center March 28 through April 1st!


My daughter is beyond excited to see Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream and, I have to admit, the princess loving kid in me is excited too! (That’s not so bad, is it?)

Here’s the general scoop on the show

Join a celebration of royal proportions when Rapunzel, Tiana and Cinderella star in Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream, an all-new live production coming to your hometown!  Relive memorable moments from Tangled, The Princess and the Frog and Cinderella as a cast of world-class skaters brings the romance, humor and adventure of the films to life in this contemporary skating spectacular. Continue reading »

Mar 082012


Kite Festival in Arlington this Weekend


When: Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 10am to 2pm
Where: River Legacy Parks in Arlington
Cost: $5 per participant

This family friendly event includes kite building workshops, stunt demonstrations and contests for kites of every shape and size.

There are kite contests that are open to all ages and begin at 12:30pm. Contest categories include Best in Show, Most Unusual Kite and Highest Flying Kite. Ribbons will be given for First, Second and Third places. Visit their website for more info.

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Mar 012012

Davy Jones Dies of a Heart Attack at Age 66


Those were the headlines the world woke up to yesterday. A nostalgic sadness overcame me because Davy was my “crush” back in the days of the Monkees show. I remember looking forward to each rerun, watching the shows multiple times and never getting tired of seeing Davy, Mickey, Peter and Mike being goofy and making great music.

Until now, I didn’t realize that the guys didn’t start out as a band, but that they were actors who were casted in a show looking for “4 insane boys.” I think whoever casted Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith did a pretty good job considering that the show became a hit sensation and the Monkees evolved into an internationally popular band entertaining millions with iconic songs such as “Day Dream Believer” and “I’m a Believer.”

I would love to see the show come back in tribute to the boys….Farewell Davy…


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