Thursday, March 5, 2015

Maya The Bee Movie Coming To Theaters!

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We are pleased to announce Maya the Bee coming to theaters.  This is not a sponsored post.

Maya the Bee is coming to theaters and we absolutely cannot wait to see it - spring time perfection!  We just love everything bees and this sweet movie about Maya the Bee being herself, instead of following the crowd is just up our alley!  And British Bees?  Seriously, what could be better?!  Please check out Maya the Bee Movie in your local theater and enjoy!



                        Maya the Bee Movie Trailer - Check it Out!


Maya the Bee Movie is rated G and has a run time of 79 minutes. For more information about “Maya The Bee  Movie”, please visit www.MayaTheBeeMovie.net  Studio Movie Grill will be presenting “Maya The Bee Movie” at select theaters at 3 pm on Sunday, March 8th and Sunday, March 29th.  Special Ticketing at $3.00.For more information about the screenings, please visit StudioMovieGrill.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Butterfly Googly Eyes Craft for Kids!

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Oh mommas, can you feel it?  See the beautiful tulips filling the markets?  Spring IS coming!  Enjoy the remaining quietness of winter, but start your lovely colorful fun springtime crafts NOW!   Decorate the house, it will brighten your day and delight your kids.  These bright butterfly googly wiggly eye crafts, make us laugh out loud - enjoy! 


You'll Need:

Craft Paper
Googly Eyes
Glue
Tape
Pipe Cleaners
Scissors 
Paint
Crayons



Cut out your butterflies - use all kinds of springy colors and make different sizes
Glue Googly Eyes on
Cut and Tape Pipecleaners to the back of the butterfly
Decorate with paint, crayons and extra craft paper

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Happy Spring!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tinker Bell & The Legend of the NeverBeast On Blu-Ray! #Disney #spon

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Today's post is sponsored by Disney!


Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies is out Tuesday, March 3rd and it's perfect for spring adventure fun!

 

I cannot tell you how fabulous Fawn, the star fairy is in this movie is.  I absolutely love her strong, caring and sweet personality all-in-one.  She follows her instincts and thinks for herself,  even when it is not the popular thing to do.   This is something every mother should do and teach her children.   What a world it would be if women would be strong and follow what they know to be true...even against obstacles.  Love it!  Tinker Bell and her lovely friends are also back, of course, and show true friendship and love for their friend and community.   We are so excited to have The Legend of the NeverBeast in our ever-growing Tinker Bell movies - and are equally looking forward to the next one!

Please note:  there are a couple of scenes involving chasing and capturing the NeverBeast that may be too much for little ones.  You're the mom - you decide!  (sorry for the spoil, I just wanted you to know)



Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast is approximately 76 minutes and has deleted scenes, a bit of animal fun featuring the voice of Jeff Corwin and a not to be missed - Fawn's Animal Song!



This is a sponsored post with Disney. Opinions are my own.  

Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy Prize Pack Giveaway! #DisneyJunior #spon

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Today's post and giveaway is sponsored by Disney Junior.

SOFIA THE FIRST: THE CURSE OF PRINCESS IVY is now out on Disney DVD! Join Sofia and her family in new fun-filled adventures! 


The revelation of a spellbinding secret sets in motion the most thrilling adventure in the history of SOFIA THE FIRST! After learning that the Amulet of Avalor is magical, Amber snatches it while Sofia is sleeping. Unfortunately, she unwittingly unleashes a curse that summons evil Princess Ivy, who threatens to destroy the amulet, seize the crown and turn the entire kingdom black-and-white! Soar through the skies with Amber and Sofia -- aided by special guest Rapunzel -- as they embark on a daring quest to defeat Ivy, break the curse and save Enchancia. Packed with high-flying excitement, plus three more song-filled episodes, THE CURSE OF PRINCESS IVY shows how love, trust, and unselfishly putting others' needs first can truly work magic! - Sofia the First

 
Check out this trailer from The Curse of Princess Ivy DVD!

The Curse of Princess Ivy DVD is approximately 114 minutes and has additional episodes of -  "The Amulet Of Avalor," "Princess Butterfly," "The Emerald Key"
Disney Junior Puzzle!

Decorate Your Own Mirror!


Sofia the First Stationary Set!


We are giving away a Sofia the First DVD Prize Pack!  
US residents only please and shipping is via company and we are not responsible for shipping or use.

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This is a sponsored post with Disney Junior.  Opinions are my own.  We are huge fans of Disney Junior! Yay!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spring, Dragonflies & Breakfast Fun!

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Can you feel it?  Spring is just around the corner and while we are still enjoying winter and snow, we simply can't help but dream about color, dragonflies and fun!

Grab a cute springtime cookie cutter and turn your morning toasties into spring inspiration!  Add some French preserves, grass fed butter and fresh fruit and viola - your ready for spring! 

Happy Spring, Lovelies!

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Rainbow Play Salt for Spring!

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While we are still enjoying the lovely winter weather, the colors of spring are calling to us!  Last spring we posted this Rainbow Rice and as pretty as it is, we just love the rock salt more - so sparkly!  Both projects are wonderful for sensory and play fun.  Rainbow Salt is one of the easiest and most enjoyable crafts we do.  Invest in a box of liquid watercolors (about $10 on Amazon) and it last a looong time and brings hours upon hours of happy colorful fun! 

Spring colors are the best! 

Don't forget your kitchen play tools!


Place about a cup and a half into your plastic bag, pick a color and squeeze a few drops in.  If you want it darker, squeeze a few more drops in.   Zip tightly and have little ones shake the bag to mix the colors!

Repeat for each color in a separate bag.

Pour onto cookie sheet to dry.  Doesn't take very long and they're ready to play!

Include lots of "tools"  - dough rollers, spoons, whisk, measuring cups...anything you want!  And keep in mind play-dough tools are perfect too.


Ingredients - 

 (just grab in the baking section of store, bottom shelf and about $2.00!)
Plastic zip or closed bags

Please stop over at Hello, Wonderful - an absolutely gorgeous site and she has the loveliest crafts for kids - her Rainbow Salt Crystal Painting is our kind of colorful happy fun!


Absolutely the easiest and interesting craft for kids!  This rainbow salt keeps my little one busier than any other craft we do!   Seriously.

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Happy Spring!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Win An Onyx Stainless Steel Ice Cube Tray for Healthy Living! #spon

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Today's post and giveaway is sponsored by Onyx Stainless Steel kitchen products!

Onyx Stainless Steel containers has everything you might need in your kitchen.   Onyx stainless steel ice pop molds are a must for summer fun and these stainless steel, vintage looking ice trays are my absolute favorite for every day kitchen prep.  My husband thinks they are the greatest thing since...well...ice trays!  They are available on their website and I have purchased them at Williams Sonoma too!

Stainless Steel and will not absorb odors.
BPA free (of course)
Dishwasher Safe

Absolutely perfect for making baby food too!

Freeze water or any type of juice you like and take out the separator and place the lid on.
The juice will keep fresh without any freezer smells until you need the ice.
A must-have for every kitchen!
The new Onyx Stainless Steel and Glass Containers keeps your food safe and odor free.


We are giving away an 
Onyx Stainless Steel Ice Tray & Lid!  

Prize is US only and shipping if via company. 
We are not responsible for shipping, use or prize.


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This is a sponsored post with Onyx Containers!  Opinions are my own.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Natural Food Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway! #spon

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Today's post is sponsored by Ryland Peters & Small Publishing and The Natural Food Kitchen!


If you follow me on Instagram or here on the blog, you know full well that it takes a lot to impress me, food wise.   Well, Jordan Bourke has a stellar new cookbook out, The Natural Food Kitchen  and doesn't disappoint!  I am extremely impressed with Mr. Bourke's recipes, ingredients and food philosophy!   The Natural Food Kitchen is my kind of cookbook - full of dinners, side dishes and desserts that will please your taste buds and your health.   Mr. Bourke's  "Pantry Essentials" section is an excellent example of a pantry and he doesn't use anything I don't highly recommend and also has super healthy alternative suggestions for eliminating dairy, wheat and processed sugars. 

You really can have healthy food that is indulgent and great tasting! - Jordan Bourke 

Sections in The Natural Food Kitchen - 

Pantry Essentials
Small Bites - full pre-dinner or pre-party dishes to share
Soups & Sandwiches
Salads & Lighter Dishes
Meat & Poultry - Quail with Borlotti Beans, Roasted Poussin & Spiced Chicken to name a few recipes
Fish & Seafood - Red Mullet & Coconut Rice, Spice-Crusted Sea Bass with Mango Salsa
Vegetarian Plates - Pumpkin & Coconut Laksa, Spinach Kofta Curry
Cakes & Desserts - you simply must try the Fruits of the Forest Cake!  You'll know it when you see it...you can't resist!  Divine!  Also the Chocolate & Pistachio Cake, Baklava, Fresh Blueberry Tart and Chocolate & Nut Butter Tart are to be devoured! 

Obviously these are just a few of over 60 recipes in The Natural Food Kitchen!

Bottom line?  The Natural Food Kitchen is an absolutely gorgeous cookbook, the entire book is a joy to read and cook through, as it Jordan Bourke's delightful introductions to each recipe.  I am absolutely thrilled to have The Natural Food Kitchen cookbook in my kitchen!   



We are over-the-moon to have THREE copies of The Natural Food Kitchen to giveaway!  TWO copies will be given away HERE and ONE copy on Instagram!  Please feel free to enter as many times as you wish.  US only please and prize is shipped via publisher, we are not responsible for shipping, prize or use.  Thank you for reading little island studios!



This is a sponsored post.  Opinions are my own.  I absolutely love this cookbook and would never recommend if I didn't!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Count With Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep Picture Book! #spon

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Today's post is sponsored by Candlewick Press & the new Count with Maisy picture book!


Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep has just launched and just in time for spring!  Gorgeous colors and of course,  delightful art and verse by Lucy Cousins!  Count to ten and lift the flaps as Maisy looks for the baby chicks at the farm!  


We just love this book and recommend for ages three and up, please not the flaps can tear easily if little one isn't careful.  (this is not a board book)



Can your little one find all ten chicks?  What else can they find along the way?

We are giving away one hard cover copy of Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep! 

US only please and prize is shipping via publisher - we are not responsible for shipping or use.

Numbers not included - they are from Hape Toys!



We are so very pleased to work with Candlewick Press finding wonderful new books that you and your little may like.   Opinions are my own.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Wild Blueberry Coconut Muffins!

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Today we are making a batch of wild blueberry coconut muffins with gluten free sprouted oat flour.  If you do not have sprouted oat flour, use spelt flour, it's amazing and easier to digest and much less processed than traditional flour!

Stir in the blueberries just until blended...or until purple!

Ingredients:

3/4 cup of Wild Blueberries - Frozen is great
1/4 cup and extra for topping - shredded coconut - unsulffered and unsweetned (you know, real coconut)
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
2 tbs. Coconut Oil
1 Cup - Sprouted Oat Flour (Spelt is another favorite and works fabulously)
1 Egg
2 heaping teas. (plus a sprinkle extra for topping) Vietnamese Cinnamon
1 heaping tbs. Phyllum Fiber 
1 teas. baking powder (no aluminum)

1/4 walnuts chopped for topping sprinkles - optional

Kids love to sprinkle the coconut, add the muffin liners in and stir in the blueberries!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all of your ingredients - wet first then add dry
fill muffin cups 3/4 full

Bake on 350 for about 20 or until done

Enjoy with organic fair trade coffee!

Sometimes there is a blender incident and messes are made.
Bake and cook with your kids anyway!

Enjoy a cup of coffee, muffin and read little ones a new book!



As always we use organic and / or Verified Non-GMO ingredients. 
The blueberries in this recipe are frozen and actually not organic, they are wild picked, from Canada and never sprayed with any pesticides! (thank you Trader Joe's)

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This is not a sponsored post.