Kate & Mim-Mim Toys & More – Let Your Imagination Soar – GIVEAWAY

I AM HONORED AND EXCITED TO #TWIRLAWAY WITH YOU AS A KATE & MIM-MIM MOM BLOGGER AMBASSADOR & BRING YOU THIS KATE & MIM-MIM GIVEAWAY!

 

Find Kate & Mim-Mim Toys, Books, Movies, & More – In Stores Now

 

We have been so excited about FINALLY seeing Kate & Mim-Mim merchandise in mass retailers for quite some time. In fact we have been inside since we were able to see some early sneak peeks from Just Play Products. Stick with us until the end for a very special Kate & Mim-Mim Giveaway!

Kate & Mim-Mim Toys from Just Play

 

Just Play offers a variety of toys that can help your little one’s imagination soar to Mimiloo. From plush, both big and small, to collectible figures, and blind bags. They have it all. Here are some of our favorites – if you couldn’t tell from our unboxing video above!

 

Kate and Mim-Mim Figures outside of box.

Kate and Mim-Mim Figures

Kate _ Mim Mim Jumbo Plush

Kate and Mim-Mim Jumbo Plush

Magic Twirl Mim-Mim

Magic Twirl Mim-Mim

Adventure with Kate Doll

Adventure with Kate Doll

Kate and Mim-Mim Small Bean Plush

Kate and Mim-Mim Small Bean Plush

And BRAND NEW – Blind Bags!

Kate and Mim-Mim Blind Bags

Kate and Mim-Mim Blind Bags

 

Kate & Mim-Mim DVDs

 

Kate & Mim-Mim DVDs

Kate & Mim-Mim DVDs

Just released from Public Media Distribution! (see our giveaway below) 

The Mimiloo Zoo | Flight of the Flowers | Balloon Buddies

Newly Released Kate & Mim-Mim Books by Penguin Publishing

 

Kate & Mim-Mim Books

Kate & Mim-Mim Books

Kate’s Wish | Dress Up Adventures | Kate and the Mitty Kats

FOLLOW ALONG

Make sure you follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. I know that if you are already following me, you’ve seen our adventures with Kate & Mim-Mim. But just in case you aren’t be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

Time for a Kate & Mim-Mim Giveaway

 

Kate & Mim-Mim Giveaway - The Mimiloo Zoo DVD

Kate & Mim-Mim Giveaway – The Mimiloo Zoo DVD

 

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Fairy Ball Tonight at Garden State Discovery Museum

Garden State Discovery Museum is a proud supporter of Friendspired. Friendspired shares all of the family friendly events as a part of that partnership. All opinions expressed are our own.

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There is still time to register for the Fairy Ball TONIGHT at Garden State Discovery Museum

The Fairy Queen has requested your presence at the royal Fairy Ball. Upon your arrival, your name will be announced to everyone at court. From there you can do fun fairy crafts, take pictures with the Fairy Queen, dance the night away and enjoy a carriage ride. Sweet and Sassy will be in attendance to get your princess up-do ready. Don’t forget to wear your best royal attire!

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Non-member Children- $30

Member Children- $25

All Adults- $5

*Pre-registration required

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This is one of our favorite events at the Garden State Discovery Museum! There’s so much for the little ones to do. Between various crafts, in which Riley made a cute little firefly nightlight and a wand when we attended previously, to yummy treats and snacks.

Sweet & Sassy is there to help your little one look their best to meet the Fairy Queen. There’s dance parties, and your normal fun Garden State Discovery Museum exhibits!

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You get to spend the evening with your favorite princesses too! We don’t know who wouldn’t want to hang out with some princesses on a Friday night!

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All The GIFS – Hello Kitty StoryGif

 

#ALLTHEGIFS ALL THE TIME

Responding with the right GIF at the right time in any conversation is so satisfying. I can have complete group conversations on end with friends that are nothing but GIFs. Hello Kitty Fans – IT’S TIME!! Zoobe Message Entertainment has confirmed their partnership with Sanrio and Hello Kitty StoryGIF app has been released!!

Hello Kitty StoryGIF is Released

 

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Zoobe Message Entertainment confirmed a partnership with Sanrio GmbH for multiple brands starting with the crown jewel Hello Kitty. Under the deal, Zoobe will create multiple digital products featuring the beloved brands both in 2D and 3D animation. To begin, the Berlin-based startup chose to launch the “Hello Kitty StoryGIF app” last week first on iMessage, Apple’s long-awaited and stylish messaging platform that now includes stickers, apps and other fun features; hitting the Top 10 list almost immediately.

 

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“Hello Kitty’s continued global allure to fans of all ages is astounding,” said Zoobe CEO, Naz Amarchi-Cuevas. “These quick-text GIF stories are snack-sized treats that bring Hello Kitty to life in a whole new way. They connect the brand via emotion and humor through playful story-telling with the expressive animations.”

Zoobe’s next Sanrio StoryGIF apps are expected to feature Gudetama, Mr. Men & Little Miss and Chococat in the coming weeks.  Each app will be followed by themed packs to further contribute to the story creation.

“This new StoryGif app by Zoobe is like nothing currently on the market,” said Egita Di Filippo, Head of Digital Content, EMEA for Sanrio. “We are excited to be on the forefront of a new digital movement with Zoobe, who is leading the way in the marketplace; bridging the messaging world, consumer products and entertainment. Our fans are already in love with the  Hello Kitty StoryGIF app, and having as much fun as we did in the development of it, by spreading our company’s motto “Small Gift, Big Smile!” through animations in their messages.”

 

Find More Information:

Zoobe HomepageFacebook | Hello Kitty StoryGIF on iTunes | Zoobe on Google Play

 

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About Zoobe:

Zoobe is the leading character voice-messaging app that works for both iOS and Android. It enables 3D animated characters to perform their user’s voice messages and then creates easy-to-share video clips. Through its expressive power Zoobe redefines how we connect with each other in our daily smartphone communication.  Our international reach has led to major partnerships with companies such as Sanrio, Sony Pictures, Capcom, ZeptoLab, WWF, AIS, StudioCanal and more.

 

About Sanrio:

ABOUT HELLO KITTY. Hello Kitty was born in London in 1974. Over the years she has become one of the most unique and fascinating characters ever created, a worldwide social icon with relevance to women of all ages, ethnicities and economic backgrounds as well as an inspiration to artists and designers. Her motto is: you can never have too many friends.

ABOUT SANRIO. Shintaro Tsuji founded Sanrio Company Ltd. in Japan in 1960 with the motto “Small Gift, Big Smile” and the aim of bringing happiness to people’s lives through inexpensive goods. His company is today not only home to superstar Hello Kitty, but a global brand concentrated on developing significant marketing strategies for classic Sanrio Characters like My Melody, Kerokerokeroppi, Bad Badtz- Maru, Little Twin Stars, Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, Sugarbunnies, Chococat, Tuxedo Sam, Jewelpet, Kuromi, Charmmykitty and newer acquisitions like the British icons Mr. Men and Little Miss.

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Fall Family Festivities at Garden State Discovery Museum

Garden State Discovery Museum is a proud supporter of Friendspired. Friendspired shares all of the family friendly events as a part of that partnership. All opinions expressed are our own.

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Pumpkin Palooza Is This Weekend at Garden State Discovery Museum

This Weekend – Kickoff Fall Fun

We love the fall, and we love the Garden State Discovery Museum! One of the events that we specifically look forward to is Pumpkin Palooza. It’s a great way to support local businesses and get into the fall spirit. We love it because it’s always the “unofficial” launch of our family’s fun fall festivities. We try to meet up with friends and enjoy the day. There are various activities at both Garden State Discovery Museum and Springdale Farms.

Lots Of Activities

There will are fun activities at both locations including: pony rides courtesy of Okey Doke Ranch, a moon bounce provided by My Gym and JDogs, fall crafts, Farmer Tom’s hayride, a corn maze and paint-a-pumpkin.

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The pony rides alone is what Abigail lives for. In fact, the first time that she ever rode a pony was at Pumpkin Palooza in 2014. Can’t wait to see the difference in these photos after this weekend. I know that is the first thing she will want to do.

Join Us This Weekend

We cannot wait to kickoff our fall fun, we hope that you will join us as well! Pre-order your tickets in advance and SAVE!

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Pre-order your tickets today by clicking below and save THREE dollars per wristband.  All pre-ordered wristbands can be picked up at the Garden State Discovery Museum during Pumpkin Palooza weekend.

 

Member Ticket Sale Price $12 plus tax (Regular Price $15 plus tax)

Non-Member Ticket Sale Price $17 plus tax (Regular Price $20 plus tax)
About the Garden State Discovery Museum
The Discovery Museum located at 2040 Springdale Road in Cherry Hill, N.J., is a hands-on center for infants through 10 year olds. It offers 20 larger than life, kid-powered interactive exhibit areas, and each one is an invitation to touch, explore and create. The Museum is open 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM daily. October through April Saturday hours 9:30AM to 8:30PM . Admission is $13.95 for adults and children; $12.95 for seniors. Children younger than 12 months are admitted free. For more information, call 856-424-1233 or visit www.discoverymuseum.com
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Newest Kate & Mim-Mim Mom Blogger Ambassador

I am honored and excited to #TwirlAway with you as a Kate & Mim-Mim Mom Blogger Ambassador

 

Big News! Guess who is a Kate & Mim-Mim Mom Blogger Ambassador

 

Kate & Mim-Mim Mom Ambassador

 

One thing that anyone knows about me is that our family is huge fans of Kate & Mim-Mim on Disney Junior. That’s actually a complete understatement. If you are friends with me on Facebook, you will know that my profile image has been a photo of Mim-Mim and I since we had a chance to hang out at Blogger Bash this past July!

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Meeting the Creators & Family Behind It all

Those moments featured above were pretty incredible for me, and I will say how very thankful I am to have had the opportunity to meet Scott & Julie Stewart before the Kate & Mim-Mim Breakfast on Day 2 of Blogger Bash. I was the one that was sitting at one of the front tables with tears in my eyes as the theme song came on, trying to contain myself from singing along. Yes, while I may be a “big kid” Kate & Mim-Mim is so much more than that for me. There’s so much more to share about that experience, that it will definitely need a post of it’s own.

Growing Up with Kate

Kate & Mim-Mim has been a part of our lives since Abby was about 1. We were immediately drawn to the series for so many reasons. The fun theme song that opens up into Mimiloo with all of it’s vibrant colors had us at episode 1. Kate is this incredible kiddo that has an even more incredible imagination that helps her to problem solve and thrive in every day life. She’s sassy, spunky, and knows that she can be anything or anyone she wants as long as she tries. When life gets tough to navigate, then she has her good buddy and best friend Mim-Mim to help her through making those scary moments, not so scary.

All of the characteristics and personality traits of Kate are pretty close to identical to our little Abby. Mim-Mim can sometimes remind me of both Billy and I and how we just love to play with her. So when hearing all about how the series came to be and that it’s based on Scott & Julie’s daughter (and their son’s too) and how their entire family contributes to the topics and themes of the show it was clear to me why we loved it so much!

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We have our very own Magic Twirl Mim-Mim (thanks to JustPlay) that we watch the show with often. I can’t tell who loves him more though – Abby or me? We have been waiting 2 years for official Kate & Mim-Mim merchandise. I’m not even kidding. Last year for Christmas we scoured the internet trying to find some presents for Abby because she just loved them so much and wanted her own Mim-Mim. No luck unless someone was making it on Etsy!

 

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Let us know!

Does your family follow along with Kate & Mim-Mim’s adventures? If so, what’s your favorite episode, or challenge that Kate has faced? Who is your favorite character?

Stay Tuned

 

There’s so much that I already would love to share with you about this amazing series, and I cannot wait to add more, especially about some upcoming episodes that I’m excited for. Now that you know we will be sharing more from Kate and Mim-Mim soon, but for now make sure you visit the Kate and Mim-Mim website. While you are there you can see a little bit of what Mimiloo is all about. You can even meet all of her friends. They have a special parents section that shows you what’s coming next and download/print some coloring pages!

Follow Along

Make sure you follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. I know that if you are already following me, you’ve seen our adventures with Kate & Mim-Mim. But just in case you aren’t be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Mimiloo is where we’ll fly

For now – we leave you with this!

 

Lift me up into the sky
See the world through my eyes
Mimiloo is where we’ll fly
And the chances are
You’re all I’ll ever need
Oh-oh-oh
Funny bunny friend of mine

Twirl me around under the sun
Run as fast as we can run
Through the wonders that surround us
The adventure never ends
With some help from all our friends
Oh, there’s nothing that can stop us

We’ll explore it all together
There is so much we can do
If there’s anything that I can count on
It’s my best friend, we’ll see it through

‘Cause you are all I’ll ever need
Funny bunny friend of mine
We will always be
You and me, Kate & Mim-Mim
You and me, Kate & Mim-Mim
You and me, Kate & Mim-Mim
You and me, Kate & Mim-Mim.

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