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Interviewing the NEW Avengers: Aaron

Apr 27, 20151
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Having Lunch At Sanaa, Kidani

Apr 27, 20152

Use To Save Money

Apr 27, 20153

Laughing It Up with Chris

Apr 23, 20154

Need Dinner Ideas? FREE Ground

Apr 23, 20155

Epcot® International Flower & Garden

Apr 22, 20156

Lunch with the Disneynature Ambassador Dr. M Sanjayan #MonkeyKingdomEvent


I’ve never sat and chatted with a Disneynature Ambassador before so at first I was just in awe of his job. This guy has done a little bit of everything. DR. M. SANJAYAN (Disneynature Ambassador) is executive vice president and senior scientist for Conservation International. The global conservation scientist, writer and Emmy®-nominated news contributor focuses […]

Checking out the Monkeys at the LA Zoo for #MonkeyKingdom

Photo Courtesy of the LA Zoo

I love a good Zoo experience and had an amazing time at the Los Angeles Zoo last week in anticipation for the #MonkeyKingdom Movie. We enjoyed a private Tour of the LA Zoo where I saw SO many monkeys! Our visit started with a special MONKEY KINGDOM plush gift: Just monkeying around at the #lazoo […]

WWE Network Get 1 Month FREE PLUS Tough Enough Returns!!


I have 2 EXCITING Announcements to share with you! What IS WWE Network? WWE Network is the only place for every live WWE pay-per-view and a massive video-on-demand library. It’s just like Netflix and Hulu Plus, but also features 24/7 programming. All 12 live WWE pay-per-view events – including WrestleMania, Royal Rumble and SummerSlam at […]

I’ll be Monkeying Around in Florida for the #MonkeyKingdomEvent


This month has been crazy busy for us here at Southern Bella’s Ways and it it’s still going! Starting tomorrow I’ll be in Florida with 24 other bloggers and we will be living in a house together for the next few days. Yep, it’s going to be an adventure! #AllStarVacationHomes I will be living out […]

Uh Oh I Think I’m a Hipster


So I’ve been trying to describe my style and the family style for awhile, but I always scratch my head in annoyance. I don’t like labels. (even though I use them) Through the years I’ve been a little goth, a raver. I did the 90s grunge thing for awhile. As I’ve gotten older I’m not […]

Public School Superhero Book GIVEAWAY


About the Book: In this story about a good kid with a great imagination struggling in a less-than-ideal world, James Patterson brings his bestselling “Middle School”-style humor and sensibility to an urban setting. Kenny Wright is a kid with a secret identity. In his mind, he’s Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak. In reality, […]

Get a Pair of Ariat Jeans for The Longest Ride GIVEAWAY


About the Film Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. As […]

Having my FanGirl Moment at #AvengersEvent


In 2 days I’ll be back in LA living out a FanGirl dream. The NEW MARVEL Avengers Age of Ultron movie will be hitting theaters on May 1st. My entire family are MARVEL fans. In fact, we know the comic history leading up to this part of the Cinematic MARVEL Universe and have been watching […]

An #InsideOut View of the Pixar Animation Campus


I’ve been lucky enough to tour the Pixar Campus before and each time have found it an inspiration beyond measure. We were there for the Inside Out Press Day which I will be filling you in on over the next few weeks. Right now I want to focus on the Campus and lead you through […]

The Improv Games: Destination Imagination


So Gabriel participated in something pretty amazing last month and I was astounded at what talent these 8th graders had. It something called Destination Imagination: The Improv Games. He’s in the REACH program at his school and they formed a team. Here is the basic outline: Create 3 independent improvisational sketches. Research and incorporate improvisational […]

Watch THE DOVEKEEPERS, a four-hour limited event series March 31 & April 1

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***Disclosure: Disclosure: This post sponsored by sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them*** The project stars Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan and Kathryn Prescott in the title dovekeeper roles, Sam Neill as first-century Jewish scholar and historian Josephus, and Diego […]

Are you Ready for The Divergent Series: Insurgent


***Disclosure: Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Summit Entertainment. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.*** If you’ve read The three-book Divergent Series by author Veronica Roth raise your virtual hand! I read the series with both my kiddos. First with Gabriel (13) who […]

Simple Spring Raspberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Simple Spring Smoothie

***Disclosure: Disclosure: This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them*** Did you know that the average American consumes […]

#InsideOutEvent Coming up!


I’ve been able to sneak some info for you guys about PIXAR’s upcoming film INSIDE OUT that hits theaters June 19, 2015. Well next week I’ll be sharing even MORE fun from the #InsideOutEvent in San Francisco! From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, […]