‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Debuts a New Trailer / In theaters August 19th #KuboMovie @kubothemovie

 

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Focus Features will release the new movie from animation studio LAIKA nationwide on August 19, 2016

 

 

Synopsis:

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.
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Director: Travis Knight
Writers: Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”)
Voice Cast: Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, and Matthew McConaughey

Marijean

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Moving “Down Under”?

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Have you ever considered moving overseas? A college friend of mine recently moved to Australia with his family, and from his updates and pictures, it looks like life “down under” is suiting them all very well!  I admit, the idea is fascinating to me, although I always imagined it would be a huge undertaking to move half way across the world!  However, in a place like Australia where they speak the same language and have relatively few cultural differences, I can see where it would be an attractive place for Americans and other expatriates looking to move abroad.

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Aside from great weather, affordable housing, and plenty of business opportunities, the cost of living in Australia is low and residents generally enjoy a good quality of life.  Not to mention, the list of places to go and things to see in Australia is endless – beautiful beaches, amazing wildlife, the vast Outback, fabulous modern cities, like Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria.

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A quick search online for houses for sale in Melbourne gives you a lot of great choices of housing that will suit every need of a family. Browsing and looking at all the amazing communities in Melbourne makes me think purchasing a new home “down under” would be a really fun experience!

So what are your thoughts about moving overseas? Does the idea of becoming an honorary Aussie appeal to you?

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My name is Heather Little and my husband and I have two sweet girls and one crazy dog. We moved to Florida 6 years ago and have loved every minute of it! I enjoy crafting, good food, shopping, and of course travel!

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Make Mom Some Yummy Brunch Recipes with Honey Bunches of Oats @HBOats #MothersDay

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching on May 8th. Would you like to serve Mom breakfast in bed? Or, maybe Brunch in bed? I have 3 great recipes she will love that include the delicious Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal. These are super easy, so instead of spending lots of time in the kitchen, you can spend time with the one who matters the most on this day!

 

Triple Berry Crisp

 

Triple Berry Crisp

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 65 minutes

Serves 12

Ingredients 

2 Tbsp. flour

2 Tbsp. sugar

3 Tbsp. butter or margarine

3 cups Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal Honey Roasted

1 pt. (2 cups) blueberries

1 pt. (2 cups) raspberries

1 pt. (2 cups) strawberries, sliced

1 cup sugar

3 Tbsp. tapioca

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour and 2 Tbsp. sugar in large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cereal.

Mix berries in 2-quart shallow baking dish.

Mix 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and tapioca in large saucepan. Cook on medium heat until mixture comes to full boil, stirring constantly. Pour over berries; toss lightly. Sprinkle with cereal mixture.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes. Serve warm.

 

Crunchy Monkey Bread

 

Crunchy Monkey Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Serves 16

Ingredients 

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cans (16.3 oz each) refrigerated biscuits

1/3 cup Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted cereal

1/3 cup chopped pecans

1/3 cup raisins

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 12-cup bundt pan.

In a large plastic food storage bag, combine sugar and cinnamon. Separate dough into 16 biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters. Place in the food storage bag and shake the bag to coat.

In a small bowl combine cereal, pecans and raisins. Arrange in biscuit pieces in pan, layering the cereal mixture among the biscuits.

In small bowl, mix brown sugar, melted butter and vanilla.

Pour over biscuit pieces. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate and place in the center of table. Allow guests to pull apart the pieces of monkey bread to serve. Enjoy warm.

 

 

Honey of a Muffin

 

Honey Muffin

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Serves 12

Ingredients

1-1/3 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 egg

1 cup milk

1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

1-1/2 cups Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted Cereal

Directions 

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Beat egg in small bowl; stir in milk and butter. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. (Batter will be lumpy.) Stir in cereal.

Spoon batter into greased or paper-lined muffin pan, filling each cup 2/3 full.

Bake 20 min. or until golden brown. Serve warm.

 

 

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My name is Marijean, I live in Sunny FL with my wonderful husband and 2 children. I love Disney, Coffee and Blogging :)

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