Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne

Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Finding Dory - In Theatres Now!

13 years!!

After a 13 year wait we finally have the answer to how in the tarnation Dory managed to survive the years before she met Nemo and Marlin.

Pack up the kids, get them to the movies in the air conditioning with some popcorn. Recline your seats and enjoy the movie that was made for you. What... you are 23 years old and your 10 year old self is screaming at you to head to the movies... do it. You won't be disappointed.

The characters are just as real and honest as they were in Finding Nemo. This story will make you fall in love with the characters, your own parents and the child within.

Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Water World 2016

Water World is open for the 2016 season! My family and I will be attending the event next weekend for fun rides, and lots of sunshine!

- Water World will introduce Cowabunga Beach, a first-ever of its kind wave pool specifically designed for boogie boarders, offering an ocean style boarding experience. Riders will enter from one of three beach entry points at one end of the pool, and board-surf approximately 100 feet to the attraction edge. At least 30 specially-selected, fresh-water boogie boards will maneuver the continuous three-foot breakers. This new installment replaces the Captain Jack’s Wave Pool that had been on site since 1980.

- Turtle Bay will also be opening. This is a mini wave pool designed specifically for toddlers and
preschoolers to enjoy. It will offer a turtle-themed 18” deep pool that features gentle waves, a
waterfall and turtle-themed spray structures.

Upcoming Events:







Visit Water World for tickets/hours and more information.

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Jungle Book - In Theatres April 15, 2016

Mesmerize, Enthrall, Spellbind, Entrance

These are words I'd use to describe this movie! I spent the first hour of this movie on the edge of my seat staring at the screen in awe. The cinematography is outstanding.

Even as an adult who has seen The Jungle Book since I was a young girl, this movie captivated me at every turn. Key things about the movie:

* No bloodshed. Yes, there is blood, but it is NOT gruesome.
*Death is swift and not drawn out with unnecessary sounds or gore.
*The story is rich, as rich as it was when we saw it in animated form years ago.
*I would not suggest this movie for kids under the age of 7. It can be a tad startling. It is rated at PG-13

The soundtrack is mesmerizing and the cinematography is unmatched for Disney movies. Take your kids out and make sure you see this movie as soon as you can. We will be purchasing it when it comes out on Blueray for sure!

Movie comes out today!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Working out - New Tech Toys - AT&T

New Year, New You, right?

How about New Year, New Toys.

I have been working with AT&T for a few years now, trying out new things, getting my hands on some pretty cool items every year to play with.

This Christmas I gifted my husband with a new Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker - Mint this thing kicks out a TON of sound from the basement while he is on the recumbent bike. He works out to Techno/Dance music and even I dance around the kitchen while he is spinning. It is not only Bose sound quality in a tiny speaker, but it allows for

  • Voice prompts make pairing your devices easier than ever
  • Charge from most USB power sources or a wall outlet
  • Up to 8 hours of music from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Wireless connection to your Bluetooth-enabled device up to 30 feet

It even allows him to enjoy music wirelessly from not just one, but two smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled devices. It’s easy to quickly switch between them with the touch of a button. The speaker will also remember the most recent eight devices you've used, so reconnecting is even simpler. No Bluetooth? There’s also a standard 3.5 mm audio input to allow you to plug into other music sources! This is going for $129.00 on the AT&T store site.

Train smarter with the Fitbit® Surge™ super watch. By giving you an in-depth look at your training stats, sleep patterns, and heart rate readings, Surge helps you reach your fitness goals.
Key features include: 
  • GPS tracking
  • Automatic, continuous PurePulse™ Heart Rate
  • Wireless syncing
  • Bluetooth® connectivity for notifications and music

This thing does it all and it even tracks sleep on the FitBit app. This is going for $249.00 on the AT&T store site. It's worth every penny to track your daily activities, heart rate and not miss any social media happenings!

This year we are committed to working out and making it happen. All these new little toys will make is easier, keep us motivated and help us enjoy more years together!

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. I received these items through AT&T*

Friday, January 15, 2016

Texas Girl with a Colorado Soul

I was born and raised in Texas.
I learned the history, the songs, 
the crazy terms 
and so many other things that make me a Texas girl at heart.

I hate the heat. 
Hate it; makes me wanna cry when I am in it. 
Seriously, I am 42 years old and it makes me cry

When I was 16 my father brought me to Colorado on vacation.
That was it, I told him I'd move here one day.
I did, about 5 years later.

I moved here permanently 
at the age of 27.
I love my life here.
Camping in Colorado can't be missed.

I would not have met the man of my dreams
if I didn't take the adventure half way across the U.S.

However, lately I am feeling a tug at my heart.
I miss my family in Texas.
(and Whataburger, but that is another story)

I wish I could go and make dinner for my folks once a week.
I wish I could go see my nieces and nephews.
I wish I could see my sister and listen to her stories in person.

My soul belongs here in Colorado,
but my heart really wishes everyone else
 I love would just move here and make
it easier on me.

#selfish #sorrynotsorry

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Norm of the North - In theatres tomorrow 1/15/2015

Tonight my husband and I took our two girls (ages 8 & 9) to see Norm of the North, which comes out in theatres tomorrow.

After walking out of the theatre we all had the same feeling. Cute movie, great for younger elementary school kids and had some very strong characters in it. The mother is strong and successful. Norm is funny and not a dumb male character (which is refreshing these days) and the little girl is brilliant and not inhibited by anything.

There are a lot of teaching points in this show and would be great for a class that is learning about helping save the planet and how just ONE person (or bear) can make a difference.

Comes out in theatres tomorrow, which is a fun Friday night movie. If you want to surprise the kids and do the movie on Saturday, feel free to use these printables to keep them entertained on Friday night.

Check out Norm of the North on Facebook as well.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Holiday gift idea - From the photographer - AdoramaPix

Parents are hard to shop for! They never NEED anything but you know you should always GET them something. So this year, My mother is getting a photo, but this one will be different, it'll be on metal! How cool is that, it's unique and will be exactly what she needs for that one spot on her wall she never knows what to do with it.

AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their contemporary metal prints capture memories in rich color and vibrant detail. Because your images are infused right into the metal, and not painted on the surface, their metal prints are extremely durable. Not only will your metal image be water and weather proof, but scratch resistant as well. You can even clean it with glass cleaner. Your memories deserve to live in true, archival luxury with AdoramaPix metal prints.

You can find all the fun gift ideas HERE

My readers get to save! 35% off all metal prints. Use code: pxusfam35m expires 12/15/2015