Disney’s Moana Sneak Peek

Disney’s Moana Sneak Peek

 

There’s a new Disney princess in town and her name is Moana! A brave teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During this journey she meets a once-mighty demi-god by the name of Maui played by Dwayne Johnson. Together they embark on an action-packed adventure as Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors, and in turn finds herself.

Moana

Moana

Having spent time in Hawaii, an island I love dearly. I have many fond memories and know first-hand the beauty of this magical place. I’m excited to see Disney exploring this culture with its beautiful customs and cannot wait to hear the soundtrack!

Moana

You can catch a sneak peek at the Moana trailer now!

Moana is released in theaters this fall sailing into our hearts on Novermber 23rd, 2016.

 

Essentially yours,

Erika

 

Finding Dory – Color + Activity Sheets

Finding Dory – Color + Activity Sheets

While attending the Disney Social Media Moms Conference, we had the opportunity to preview the first 33 minutes of the new Finding Dory movie. Now, my kids haven’t been particularly interested in finding Nemo, they weren’t even born yet when it was released. So I did not think that this would be a huge deal in my home. But after watching “baby Dory” on screen I just about fell in love!

The ooh’s and ah’s that came from the entire conference audience were well warranted. The opening scene was enough to draw a tear to the eye of everyone watching. So sweet and heart-warming, I found myself getting so excited for this release. And now it’s here!

Finding Dory is officially released in theatres across America. I can’t wait to see the look on my boys faces when we go to see it! I have some really cool activity sheets available for download with all of the favorite characters of this Disney Pixar classic in the making.

It was really interesting to hear first-hand from the producers of the movie about how Finding Dory came about at the conference. The thought and detail that went into this character is remarkable. Where and how she came about, the place she left off in the original movie, and even how they incorporated that into this beautiful story about never giving up was very touching.

You can catch the official trailer here:

You can find the activity and coloring sheets with all of your favorite characters from Finding Nemo and a few fun new characters. Click on the printables below for some fun!

Coloring Sheets

Finding Dory

Finding Dory

Finding Dory

Finding Dory

Finding Dory

Activity Sheets

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Finding Dory

Finding Dory

Finding Dory

Essentially yours,

Erika

100 Good Deeds + Bracelet Giveaway

100 Good Deeds + Bracelet Giveaway

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”      -Mother Theresa

 

There is no other feeling than that of doing a good deed. As human beings we are naturally wired for connection. I wholeheartedly believe people in general are good and wish to do good in the world. I hope to someday leave this world better than when I found it. I do this by living a conscious life and practicing kindness whenever and wherever I can. Good deeds can be done anywhere at any time. They usually involve some sense of spontaneity, and a kind heart, that’s all you need. Intention is everything, the energy in which you do good deeds has the power to negate the deed itself. In the age of social media it’s easy to photograph yourself doing good deeds, or patting yourself on the back for all that you’ve done. What’s done off camera and anonymously will do more social good than a viral post ever could.

I include my children on these decisions so that they can get a better understanding of the world we live in, and how good it can be. So when I came across the 100 Good Deeds Company, I fell in love. They believe in creating a legacy of “do-gooders” and I’m all on board.

Mary Fisher, designer of the 100 Good Deeds Bracelets, believes that “a ‘good deed’ means we’ve gone out of our way to help someone, and should only count if the deed remains anonymous.” These bracelets are not only a fashion statement, but also an everyday reminder to its wearer to do good deeds.

100 Good Deeds

I’m a big believer in surrounding yourself with the kind of people you aspire to be. I’m very lucky to have a community of pretty spectacular friends changing the world in a big way. Joe Snider and Courtney Salamone for instance, started a website at www.Stories Lived.com. They began this project in hopes of being an inspiration for people to shed the light on other inspiring individuals. Creating a space in the virtual world where you can be inspired by the will of the human spirit, and how it has the power to defeat all odds. By shining a light on the people who give us hope, and teaching us so much about overcoming adversity, they are spreading goodness out into the world in a major ripple effect. It seems there is an over saturation of mindless fodder on the internet, it’s such a breath of fresh inspirational air to see that there is a place you can go to marvel at the determination and awe inspiring work of the people who are raising the level of consciousness in our world. This engaging couple is doing their part to raise the veil and shine a light on the beauty of the human spirit. With their film contest currently under way, Stories Lived plans on gifting the winner with a handsome prize to further the work of talented film makers putting energy into the good of this world.

This, among many other kind acts on a day to day basis, made me want do a good deed myself and gift this generous couple with the 100 Good Deeds Bracelet. They have certainly been a continued source of inspiration to me and countless others. I know this Bracelet will be in good hands. I am also going to give away another 100 Good Deeds Bracelet to one of my “do-gooder” readers! Enter the raffle below for your chance to win a bronze bracelet. These encouraging bracelets are not only inspiring, but also beautiful! These bracelets are available at Macys.com and available for only $30. By purchasing one, you are doing a good deed and helping to support women across the world. The bracelets are made by vulnerable women in Africa, Haiti, India, Bali, Indonesia and the United States, many who are HIV+. This project gives the women a way to support their families through their earnings.

100 Good Deeds

How It Works

The bracelets are made from an adjustable nylon braided cord with 100 glass beads and a rubber ring. The bracelet is available in Petite/Small and Medium/Large, depending on wrist size. You wrap the bracelet around your wrist three times and adjust the ring to move it over one bead at a time for each good deed you do. This keeps the good deed anonymous and reminds you to keep doing good deeds as often as you can.

These are the perfect gift for the “do-gooders” in your life, or the people you would like to inspire more good deeding doing!

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Essentially yours,

Erika

 

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