96.9 Things I Miss From Arizona

On this Monday-est of all Wednesdays, I’m sharing a little random. Basically, this is me avoiding all the laundry, dishes, dirty bathrooms, and all the unpacking that follows my annual trip to the Princess Half Marathon. There is one thing I miss above all other from Arizona since the move, and it’s probably not what […]

The Nintendo Switch: Anytime, Anywhere

While I’m not a huge gamer, my kids sure are. Especially the 45-year-old one I’m married to. Ahem. When we were offered a chance to check out the new Nintendo Switch we jumped at the offer. Okay, everyone else jumped and I reluctantly agreed. I was pleasantly surprised with what I learned about this new […]

Beauty and the Beast Valentine Cards

February is a month known for love. And we love Beauty and the Beast around here! Here’s a few Beauty and the Beast Valentine’s cards to print and share.  I had a small freakout this morning when I dropped the kids off at school. I saw one child walking in with a plastic bag full […]

Super Bowl Monday Musings

The Super Bowl is still going on while I’m writing this. And it’s a nail biter. Holy cow. But I’m not here to talk about touchdowns and turnovers and penalties. Let’s talk about the halftime show. GAGA, y’all. She killed it. I just shared this fun nugget this morning on Facebook. All the halftime shows […]

The Month of Beauty and the Beast

Hear ye, hear ye! I, Patty Shenanigans the First, decree this month all things Beauty and the Beast.  With the live action movie coming out starring the incomparable Hermione Granger, errr, Emma Watson AND the Princess Half Marathon theme, this just feels like a blogger executive order I can get behind. My husband just asked me why […]

A Great Disturbance in the Force | RIP Carrie Fisher

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.“―Obi-Wan Kenobi Guys. I mean, as if Prince wasn’t bad enough, 2016 had to take our Princess too. Most of the time when a celeb dies, I feel […]

Why Watching Moana Is Better Than Hanging With Your Crazy Uncle | Moana Review

We’ve all got them. That crazy uncle (or maybe whole families?) who can make holiday meals painful. But you still go to the Thanksgiving meal hoping that this year things might be different. I’m going to straight up suggest that you plan your exit strategy now— and that it should include watching Moana, playing in theaters […]

Moana | Family Activities & Poster

Holy wow, y’all. I’ve been waiting forever (ok, so about 18 months) for Moana to hit the theaters. Next week, we finally meet Moana and Maui and follow along with their adventures when Walt Disney Animation Studios releases the action packed movie, Moana. It looks amazing and my little ones can’t wait to see it. […]

First Look: Doctor Strange Meet and Greet at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It was quietly released earlier this week that a Doctor Strange Meet and Greet would happen at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Due to the agreement with Marvel and Universal Studios (or at least that’s the line that’s always given), Marvel characters have not been allowed at Walt Disney World. Until now. The Doctor is IN.   […]

Doctor Strange | Review

Like most of you guys, I said “Doctor Strange… who?” when runDisney announced the Doctor Strange 10K last fall. Since it was happening over Super Heroes Weekend, I had a good idea that this would have something to do with Marvel or the Avengers. But that’s about all I knew. So off to Google I […]