Watch DC Super Hero Girls and Enter to Win a $100 VISA Gift Card

The following is a sponsored post. While I was compensated for it, the thoughts and opinions expressed below are my own and in no way influenced by the company. 

If your kids are looking for action-packed girl power (and let’s face it – who isn’t) then look no further than DC Super Hero Girls. Or as Abby likes to call them the “super geeyaaallls” (where she get’s this accent, I have no idea). DC Entertainment’s latest animated series features a dynamic group of Super Heroes on their journey of discovering the power of their unique abilities and friendships.

One of the things that I love most about DC Super Hero Girls is how dynamic each of them are. It’s absolutely many of the characteristics that my little super hero girl is;  strong, fearless, edgy, and fun. The series appeals to any girl out there, there is a character make-up for everyone.

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The DC Super Hero Girls YouTube channel makes it easy for your kids to watch their favorite characters, on-demand, from any device.  Just click the link and don’t forget to subscribe to get all the latest videos – below is some great playlists to choose from:

If you are looking for an extended online experience there is also a DC Super Hero Girls Website.  Just click the link to check it out!!!  Here you can meet the characters, view products, watch videos, play games, and create wish lists.

And to add to the fun DC Super Hero Girls USA is also giving away a $100 Visa Gift Card!!! Just click the link at the bottom to enter!

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New Experience with Milly’s Which Craft Art Studio At Garden State Discovery Museum

Milly’s Which Craft Art Studio Opening Soon

Milly's Which Craft Art Studio

Sneak Peek Into New Exhibit

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Last week Friendspired had the opportunity to grab a sneak peek of the amazing new Milly’s Which Craft Art Studio at Garden State Discovery Museum.  This exhibit is so exciting and is sponsored by A.C. Moore.

We love that there will be various sessions for visitors to create art in very unique mediums such as mosaics and papier mache. We love the fact that the artists themselves may even be making appearances thanks to the Discovery Theater artists. We cannot wait to learn how to paint like Vincent Van Gogh with Vincent Van Gogh.

See below for their most current press release.

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A.C. Moore Inspires “Milly’s Which Craft Art Studio” At Garden State Discovery Museum

South Jersey based Craft Corporation Sponsors Local Art Experience for Kids

 

CHERRY HILL, N.J. MAR 24, 2016— The Garden State Discovery Museum is very excited to announce its newest exhibit, Milly’s Which Craft Art Studio crafted by local South Jersey based craft retailer, A.C. Moore. Unveiling on April 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., the exhibit will be a place for children of all ages to learn about and create art.  The art studio will hold sessions throughout the day for visitors to create their very own masterpieces, exploring all mediums from painting and screen printing to mosaics and papier mache.

“Milly’s Which Craft Art Studio Crafted By A.C. Moore celebrates Milly and Herb Iris and their artful life together. Their passion for the arts and belief in Art as a powerful force in transforming lives is reflected in every facet of this new, exciting hands-on exhibit.” Said Garden State Discovery Museum founder, Roree Iris-Williams, “An engaging creative venue for families, school groups, and communities to enjoy crafting and art-making together, the Art Studio is a fitting tribute to my Mom, Milly Iris, who will continue to inspire the next generation of young artists and Art-repreneurs!”

The exhibit will include daily special appearances from the Discovery Theatre sponsored by the Horizon Foundation for NJ players, as master artists teach various creative techniques, including self-portraits signature to the dynamic Frida Kahlo and the thick painting expertise of Vincent Van Gogh.

“It is so inspiring to see our staff pour their creative power into this very special exhibit. There are no boundaries to art and we are excited to give it real presence and space here at the Museum,” said Kelly Lyons, Museum Director, “We’ve been so lucky to first have Milly and Herb Iris inspire the idea and then A.C. Moore come in and give it great wings.  We can’t wait to see our tiny visitors and their parents get crafty.”

The Garden State Discovery Museum will offer a new pottery birthday party option, class field trips, and after hour rental space for painters of all ages.

A.C. Moore will also sponsor four free teacher workshops training teachers with specialized hands-on strategies developed with the Museum’s Education Department to use art across all curriculums.

“Giving back is at the core of everything we do at A.C. Moore and we are elated to partner with one of Cherry Hill’s most beloved neighborhood staples to inspire visitors from both near and far,” said A.C. Moore CEO, Pepe Piperno, “The hope is that this exhibit will bring yet another opportunity to create and share more creativity in our home community.”
In tandem with a creative lineup tailored for visitors, the art studio will house the museum internship program titled, Artist In Residence. The experience will allow students to witness the importance of partnership across all departments, from guest relations to programming and instruction.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for artists and education students alike.  I am especially excited for my [Rowan College At Burlington County] students to be involved in the hands on experience afforded with such an internship,” said Jessica Puma, “The Discovery Museum really builds from within and I am thrilled to present such a rich opportunity to area artists and art students.  Ideas and creativity will abound!”

The art studio will be open to the public during the Discovery Museum regular business hours and slated to host several scheduled classes per day. For more information, visit www.discoverymuseum.com.

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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 more than 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, with extended hours until 8:30 p.m. Saturdays from October through April. 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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About A.C. Moore

Create more. Share more. Save more. ™ A.C. Moore is a specialty retailer offering a vast selection of arts, crafts and floral merchandise to a broad demographic of customers. The first A.C. Moore store opened in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1985, and has expanded to more than 136 stores. Stores are located in the Eastern United States from Maine to Florida.

A.C. Moore is devoted to being the first choice for product selection, value and service that inspires and fulfills unlimited creative possibilities. The assortment, convenience, service and pricing differentiate them from their competitors. The assortment of merchandise consists of more than 60,000 stock keeping units, or SKUs, with approximately 40,000 SKUs offered at each store at any one time. They also offer custom framing in the majority of their stores. In-store events and programs for children and adults provide hands-on arts and crafts experience and encourage the creativity of customers.

For more information about A.C. Moore, visit http://www.acmoore.com/about.

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Celebrate National Bubble Week

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photo adapted from Clint Mason 

This Week Is National Bubble Week

It’s that time of year again! National Bubble Week. From Monday, March 7th through Sunday, March 13th. Even though the weather is a bit touchy lately and cannot make up it’s mind whether it’s time for short sleeves, or snow shoes – that’s no excuse to stay inside.  So get out there and blow some bubbles.

One of the ways that I make sure we are always prepared to embrace those sunshine filled days is creating a Outside Fun Command Center by our front door!

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Inside we have a fun velcro catch game that I loved as a kid. I have such fond memories of playing with my Nan it was one of her favorite games for outside. There’s also some sidewalk chalk for us to unleash our inner artists. Then the best part is our Gazillion Bubbles hand-held bubble blasters!

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Gazillion Bubbles Are The Best

One of our favorite brands is Funrise Toys and Gazillion Bubbles.  They are the best quality bubbles we’ve tested. They have the most popular bubble machine, and now they’ve made that fun a bit more portable with hand-held bubble blasters.  

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Kids can now harness the awesome bubble-blowing power of the Hurricane in the palm of their hand with the Gazillion Bubbles Hurricane Blaster.

Each blaster comes with a 4 oz. bottle of Funrise’s “top secret” non-toxic Gazillion Bubbles solution. Just pour the solution into the reservoir and press the button to create a storm of colorful bubbles!

3 AAA batteries required, not included. Ages 3+, SRP $9.99, Available at Toys ‘R’ Us

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Create three times the bubbles with the new Gazillion Bubbles Triple Bubble Blaster! Simply pour Gazillion Bubbles solution into the specially designed tray and dip each of the three wands of this handheld bubble blower into the solution. Tap to drain any excess liquid, hold the blaster upright, and press the button to create a gazillion bubbles blowing in three directions!

Each Triple Bubble Blaster comes with a 4 oz. bottle of Funrise’s “top secret” non-toxic Gazillion Bubbles solution and a specially designed tray.

3 AAA batteries required, not included. Ages 3+, SRP $9.99, also available at Toys ‘R’ Us.

Test Your Bubble Knowledge

How does a Bubble Gets Its Color? As waves of light pass through the bubble, it gets distorted by reflecting off different layers of soap film called iridescence. (Gazillion Bubbles is also known to have the most colorful and beautiful bubbles available.)

Can You Freeze a Bubble? A bubble’s shell is composed of a layer of water molecules surrounded by two thin layers of soap. Technically, a bubble will freeze below 32 degrees Fahrenheit like all water. The only problem is that bubbles tend to burst after a few seconds, so in order to truly see a bubble freeze, the temperature needs to fall to about 23 degrees for bubble staying power.

Why Do Bubbles Burst? Anything that fractures the tenuous layer of water molecules can cause a bubble to burst. For example, a gust of wind or an object (like your finger) will easily cause a bubble to burst. Bubbles also burst by simply drying out. Moisture within a bubble causes the molecules to draw closer together enabling the bubble to stay formed for a longer period of time. This is why bubbles tend to work best in high humidity environments.

Get Social with Funrise Toys

Gazillion Bubbles on Twitter  |  Funrise Toys on Twitter

Funrise Toys on Instagram  |  Funrise Toys on Facebook

Friendspired was provided with the above mentioned Gazillion bubbles so that we could share our review with our readers.

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Talking Tom Bubble Shooter Game Released Today

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Get Ready for Talking Tom Bubble Shooter

You know that we are all about some mindless fun at the end of the day, especially the kind that helps you relieve a little stress and angst. You also know how much we love Outfit 7’s Mars Pop Game that came out in August.

We are even more excited to let you know that Outfit7 has today launched the next big app from its globally successful Talking Tom character brand. Talking Tom Bubble Shooter, a colorful burst of eye-popping action, is set to be the new frontrunner in the phenomenally successful, 21-app franchise – Talking Tom and Friends – that recently celebrated an astronomical 3 billion downloads.

 

Where Can You Download?

Download for Apple Devices | Download for Android Devices | Download for Windows Devices

About the Game

Talking Tom Bubble Shooter is an immersive and innovative bubble shooter game set in a vibrant theme park, bursting with colorful challenges and “power-up” opportunities. Fans can play solo or go head-to-head for double bubble trouble in a thrilling tournament of triumph and skill. The most sophisticated bubble shooter on the market, Talking Tom Bubble Shooter enables greater control, speed and accuracy when aiming bubbles – making it the perfect go-to for the casual player and the competitive spirit.

 

“We believe Talking Tom Bubble Shooter will quickly soar to become the new favorite Talking Tom game with fans around the globe,” said Samo Login, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Outfit7 Limited. “Highly addictive and entertaining, we’re confident the app will meet the expectations of current Talking Tom fans, while appealing to a new audience that will embrace the fun, competitive elements of the gameplay.”

 

Players of all ages can aim for bubble brilliance at every level. Users pop through layers of bubbles to win games and progress through the theme park, collecting stickers, coins, gems and power bonuses, such as “Mighty Bombs,” “Accurate Lightning” and “Unstoppable Lasers,” as they go.  The collectable stickers unlock more characters to play as – including new character, Talking Hank, and the stylish Talking Angela – and customizable items that make the experience more engaging. While gems can be used to get hold of more stickers, boost energy levels, and more.

 

Since the first Talking Talking Tom and Friends app launched five years ago, the suite of apps has skyrocketed in popularity worldwide.  In addition to cinching a mobile milestone in the family entertainment digital space when it crossed three billion downloads in mid-October,  the franchise has also amassed over 4 billion views of its various branded content on YouTube.  Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series has cemented a rock-solid audience with over  180 million-plus views alone on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app.  The 52×11 minute series airs weekly and features an all-star voice cast led by Golden Globe® and Emmy®-nominee Colin Hanks (“Fargo”) and Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants.”)

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Lexi Loves Bright Mind

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Lexi Loves Bright Mind

I recently shared with you how we were trying to celebrate our golden’s “golden years” with Purina ProPlan Bright Mind. We were eager to make a change to the Bright Mind line because of the benefits that she could receive by having a healthier diet. We are so glad that we decided to make the switch.

Purina ProPlan has a great coupon promotion going on right now.  If you Spend $10 on any Purina Pro Plan Dry Dog or Cat Food* at PetSmart between 8/31 and 10/4, you can save $10 on your next Purina Pro Plan Dry Food purchase, 14-lb. or more, on or before 11/1.

One of the reasons we decided to make the switch is because Purina ProPlan Bright Mind is specially formulated to increase cognitive awareness. Chicken is the first ingredient that was listed on the ingredients, and being so high in protein we thought that was a great sign. Also included in Purina ProPlan Bright Mind is enhanced botanical oils that help to promote alertness and mental sharpness in dogs 7+.

According to experts at Purina Pro Plan, around age seven, the glucose metabolism in a dog’s brain begins to change, which can affect memory, learning, awareness or decision making. Purina Pro Plan discovered a way to promote alertness and mental sharpness in dogs 7+ through nutrition and has introduced BRIGHT MIND Adult 7+ formulas.

The other added benefit was that it contains EPA which is an omega-3 fatty acid and glucosamine to help support her joint health and mobility which is super important to us.  We’ve heard that goldens sometimes have issues with their hips and anything that can help in that area is an added bonus.

 

It stated we’d see visible results within 30 days so we thought we’d definitely give it a shot and start introducing it slowly within her current diet. She was also super happy to make the switch.  She loved the taste and was so excited when it was dinner time.Lexi & Reagan Love Treats

What excited me was when I could see her wheels turning when we would play and I would try to see if she would still master some of her old tricks!  She seemed pretty engaged in giving them a try, which is a change from what I used to see as her normal stubbornness.  Maybe it’s because of all the added extra attention and yummy new food – or maybe there’s something to Purina ProPlan Bright Mind food.  We were able to see visible results within the 30 days and highly recommend it to anyone out there with senior dogs.

Lexi Loves Purina ProPlan Bright Mind

 

We love adding Bright Mind to our daily routine. Are there any special traditions or routines that you share with your dog?

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