Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarf, what can be said about this classic film that hasn’t been said a million times over. It was the first full length animated film and the one that started it all for Walt Disney. This simple Brothers Grimm story of a charming little princess saved by seven adorable dwarfs […]

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Johnny Appleseed

Walt Disney Studios created a 19-minute animated segment in ‘Melody Time’ (Also featured in Disney’s American Legends) featuring Johnny Appleseed.  ‘The Legend of Johnny Appleseed’ tells the story of an apple farmer wishing to go west, but can’t because he’s tied down by his orchard. Then an angel appears, setting Johnny on a mission. The […]

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Toy Story 3

Hey all! Welcome to Sunnyside! The final movie in our Toy Story series is a memorable classic! My children LOVE it and it’s constantly requested for movie night. Brandon and I are finally immune to the emotional turmoil that Disney/Pixar put into this movie. While the first 10 mins of ‘UP’ will wreck your entire […]

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Country Breakfast Bowl

Inspired by ‘Toy Story of Terror’ and Disney World’s restaurant ‘Woody’s Lunchbox’. This easy breakfast creation is my new go-to recipe for over-night guests. The Tater Tot’s and sausage gravy is incredibly filling and will make you ready for mid-morning nap! Hope you enjoy this delicious and hearty meal! Made this recipe? I would love […]

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Toy Story Shorts

Have you seen all of the Toy Story Shorts? These were too cute not to write about. It’s a great way to spend the evening with your little ones. I incorporated the shorts through out our week and the kids had so much fun! Partysaurus Rex Party at our house!!! Rex’s bath time party couldn’t hold […]

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Toy Story 2

I’m not very big on sequels, but Disney/Pixar can somehow manage to make them work! First off, who knew a toys life was so stressful!? If this was a live action film, it would be so intense! The lead being abandoned, KIDNAPPED, and developing Stockholm syndrome. Just when all hope was lost, his friend saves […]

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Peter Pan

Based on J. M. Barrie’s play ‘Peter Pan’, this was Walt Disney’s 14th animated feature film and the 9th movie on our list. A classic story of a boy that never grows up, that loses his shadow while listening to Wendy tell her brothers about the grand stories of himself. He befriends the Darling children, […]

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Little Sous Chefs

“Anyone Can Cook!” – Ratatouille I love getting my kids involved in the kitchen! Don’t get me wrong, it can be extremely stressful, but the pride and joy that is shining from their face is worth every “sucked breath”! I’m amazed at how willing they are to help and how fast they learn!! Charlie Beth […]

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‘Zootopia’

Judy Hopps: “I came here to make the world a better place, but I think I broke it.” Chief Bogo: “Don’t give yourself so much credit, Hopps. The world has always been broken, that’s why we need good cops. Like you.” ‘Zootopia’ is a fast paced movie filled with beautiful animation, loveable characters, and a […]

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Coco

Charlie Beth has been “dying” to see this movie since the first time she saw the previews! We all loved it!! I thought she would be afraid of the skeletons, but of course Disney/Pixar did such a fabulous job making it colorful and kid friendly! She was so fascinated by them that we bought a […]

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Cincinnati Chili

I was inspired to make our favorite baseball snack, Cheese Coneys, after watching ‘Casey at the Bat’ in Disney’s ‘Make Mine Music‘(available here). We live in Virginia and don’t always have our favorite canned chili available, so we came up with this recipe. Cincinnati Chili’s unexpected flavor combinations and thinner consistency is like no other […]

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Make Mine Music

My kids liked this collection of musical shorts, but I felt their attention span wander after the first two or three. Brandon and I really enjoyed it, we grew up watching several of the shorts and loved reliving our childhood.  ‘Make Mine Music’ is very remnant to Disney’s ‘Fantasia’. Lots of classical music and stories […]

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Homemade Cracker Jacks

This yummy treat of caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts will be your new favorite for movie night, especially for Dumbo! I think this homemade recipe is a Home Run and true to the original slogan “The more you eat, the more you want”. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples is a simple way to sweeten […]

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A Magical Movie Night Checklist

  I could not wait to start our weekly movie night and share some of our favorite Disney Movies with our kids! Since they are still very young, I thought we should start on the Classic Walt Disney Animated Movies, Pixar, and Hybrid films (including animation, such as Mary Poppins). I plan on omitting any […]

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