Kids Will Love this Fun and Easy Orbeez DIY Underwater Adventure Creation!

Trying to keep the kids occupied on hot/rainy summer days is sometimes a struggle. I am always looking for cheap but fun craft activities the kids can do when the weather is bad. I came across Orbeez, and they are so much fun for my kids. I am going to share a fun DIY activity that is not only affordable, but keep the kids having fun for hours and days!

Below is what you will need to create a fun underwater creation with your kids.

Orbeez Underwater Adventure

Bag of aquarium rocks

Small fish bowl

Aquarium plants and decorations

2 containers of Orbeez Grown Orbeez Bottles in clear color (or choose from a variety of colors to give your water a pop of color)

Orbeez Wow World Wowzer Surprise (each contains 1 surprise, purchase as many as you’d like for your aquarium to come to life).

 

 

 

Step 1: Start by pouring the rocks into the bottom of the fish bowl.

 

Step 2: Decorate the fish bowl any way you would like.

 

Step 3: Take your Grown Orbeez Bottles and pour into the fish bowl. Make sure you use enough to fill it.

 

 

Step 4: Reveal which Orbeez Wow World Wowzer Surprise Wowzer you have! Pour water into the top of the glove to reveal your Wowzer.

 

Step 5: Put your Wowzer in the fish bowl.

 

Step 6: Pour water into the fish bowl to watch your fish bowl come to life! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The best thing about Orbeez is that they can be reused again and again to make all kinds of fun creations! My kids had an absolute blast with these Orbeez products! I highly recommend these products to keep your kids busy this summer!

Orbeez Grown Orbeez Bottles are available at Target, Walmart, Walgreens and Amazon. Orbeez Wow World Wowzer Surprise Series are available at Target, Amazon, and Claire’s.

 

*I received the above products in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. 

 

 

Marijean

My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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Why You Should Make a Second Wedding Day Your Idea of ‘Special’

The formality of a traditional ceremony isn’t for everyone, we know – particularly when you’ve done all of that before.  If, like many other people, you’re planning wedding number two, it could be time to put your needs and preferences first.

And do something different….

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A wedding just for the two of you

One option you might want to consider is to get married alone – well,not alone exactly; obviously there would be two of you!  This is a great idea if arrangements for your two families are just too complicated, for example – and you can always have a big party afterwards.

Why not choose a really unusual venue, if you plan to do this; a beach or even a forest for example – yes that is possible.  Or you could combine your wedding with a holiday to a special location you’ve visited together before.

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Whatever you choose,  if it’s just the two of you who’ll be at the event, take the opportunity to pick a location you love.

If, however, the idea of a tiny wedding doesn’t appeal to you, or circumstances make that feel inappropriate, there are lots of other ideas to think about.  You could opt for a more traditional celebration, and include all of your relatives – or choose to do something completely different.

A themed family wedding 

If you both have young children, and you’re coming together as one family, perhaps you could go completely the opposite way to intimate and exclusive?  There are some great ideas out there for really fun themed family weddings that would be an ideal choice – in that case.

Maybe you could think about films, or characters, your kids love as a theme for your event – to help really bring everyone together, One failsafe idea for children, and pretty much everyone to be honest, is a Disney based theme.

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You could just combine elements into your clothing or decor, go completely ‘full on’ – or even hold your event at a Disney theme park. Yes, that’s possible too.

Hire musicians to make your event really special

If you choose to have an intimate event you could consider hiring musicians to serenade you with your favourite songs as you take your vows or enjoy your wedding meal.

Or, if you go for a fun, family celebration you could hire a band to play your favourite music – and to fit your theme.  Here are two ideal options, whether you choose to do your own thing, or have a big celebration with all of your loved ones.

Some final thoughts on your special day

When you get married for the second time, we think it’s the moment to think about your own needs – ahead of any conventions.  So we hope this post has provided a few quick thoughts about how to make your next wedding day your idea of ‘special’.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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DESCENDANTS 3 OUT ON DVD AUGUST 6TH

 

 

Disney Studios Home Entertainment Presents

DESCENDANTS 3 OUT ON DVD AUGUST 6TH!

 

 

This highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie continues the contemporary saga of good versus evil as the teenage daughters and sons of Disney’s most infamous villains – – Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay (also known as the villain kids or VKs) — return to the Isle of the Lost to recruit a new batch of villainous offspring to join them at Auradon Prep. The all-star cast returns in the exciting third installment of the Descendants Series! Out on Disney DVD August 6th!

The All-Star Cast Returns in the Exciting Third Installment of the Descendants Series!

DESCENDANTS 3
Available on Disney DVD August 6th

Featuring Never-Before-Seen Bonus Material Including a Blooper Reel, Deleted Scenes
and Under The Sea: A Descendants Short Story!

Synopsis:  This highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie continues the contemporary saga of good versus evil as the teenage daughters and sons of Disney’s most infamous villains – – Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay (also known as the villain kids or VKs) — return to the Isle of the Lost to recruit a new batch of villainous offspring to join them at Auradon Prep. When a barrier breach jeopardizes the safety of Auradon during their departure off the Isle, Mal resolves to permanently close the barrier, fearing that nemeses Uma and Hades will wreak vengeance on the kingdom. Despite her decision, an unfathomable dark force threatens the people of Auradon, and it’s up to Mal and the VKs to save everyone in their most epic battle yet.

Cast:  Dove Cameron as Mal, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Sofia Carson as Evie, Booboo Stewart as Jay; Mitchell Hope as Ben; Sarah Jeffery as Audrey; Jadah Marie as Celia; with Cheyenne Jackson as Hades; and China Anne McClain as Uma.

Director: Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical” franchise)
Exec Producers: Kenny Ortega, Wendy Japhet (“The Italian Job”), Josann McGibbon (“Runaway Bride”) & Sara Parriott (“Runaway Bride”), Susan Cartsonis (“Freaky Friday”)
Music Composer: David Lawrence
Choreographers: Jamal Sims and Kenny OrtegaRelease Date: August 6, 2019
Release Format: DVD
Bonus Features: Blooper Reel 
Deleted Scenes
Under The Sea: A Descendants Short Story

Ratings:                              TV-Y (US); G (Canada)
Aspect Ratio:                     1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)
Audio:                                  English 5.1 Dolby; Spanish and French Dolby Digital
Subtitles:                             English SDH, French & Spanish
ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

 

Marijean

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MARVEL STUDIOS  “AVENGERS: ENDGAME” RELEASES ON DIGITAL JULY 30 AND ON BLU-RAY™ AUG. 13

MARVEL STUDIOS
“AVENGERS: ENDGAME”
RELEASES ON DIGITAL JULY 30 AND ON BLU-RAY™ AUG. 13

 

 

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame,” the climactic conclusion to an unprecedented, 11-year cinematic journey in which the Avengers take one final stand against Thanos, delivered the biggest opening weekend in history and is currently one of the highest-grossing films of all time. On July 30, Avengers fans around the world are invited to assemble once more for the in-home release of “Avengers: Endgame” on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere, followed by a physical release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand beginning Aug. 13.

MARVEL STUDIOS’ CLIMACTIC CONCLUSION TO 22 FILMS AND ONE OF THE TOP FILMS OF ALL TIME

MARVEL STUDIOS
 “AVENGERS: ENDGAME”
RELEASES ON DIGITAL JULY 30 AND ON BLU-RAY™ AUG. 13

Extras celebrate Stan Lee, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, the women of Marvel, the Russo brothers, deleted scenes and gags — and early Digital viewers receive an exclusive Steve and Peggy featurette

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame,” the climactic conclusion to an unprecedented, 11-year cinematic journey in which the Avengers take one final stand against Thanos, delivered the biggest opening weekend in history and is currently one of the highest-grossing films of all time. On July 30, Avengers fans around the world are invited to assemble once more for the in-home release of “Avengers: Endgame” on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere, followed by a physical release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand beginning Aug. 13.

Fans who bring home “Avengers: Endgame” will gain hours of additional screen time with their favorite cast members and filmmakers who have shaped the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Bonus features include a tribute to the great Stan Lee; the tale of Robert Downey Jr.’s casting as Iron Man; the evolution of Captain America; Black Widow’s dramatic story arc; directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s experience at the helm of both “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”; the making of an epic battle scene with the women of the MCU; the creation of Bro Thor; deleted scenes; a gag reel and more.

The must-own, final chapter of the 22-film MCU series, “Avengers: Endgame,” will be packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their in-home entertainment experience. Viewers can bring home the film two weeks early on Digital 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD and gain access to an exclusive extra highlighting the love story of Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Peggy Carter. A physical copy of “Avengers: Endgame” is available as a 4K Cinematic Universe Edition (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray and Digital Code) and a single DVD. Fans who wish to revisit all four films in the Avengers franchise may opt for a Digital bundle, which includes “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.”
BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):
Digital Exclusive:

  • Steve and Peggy: One Last Dance – Explore Captain America and Peggy Carter’s bond, forged in moments from previous films that lead to a momentous choice in “Avengers: Endgame.”

Blu-ray & Digital:

  • Remembering Stan Lee – Filmmakers and cast honor the great Stan Lee in a fond look back at his MCU movie cameos.
  • Setting The Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr. – Hear the tale of how Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark in the original “Iron Man” — and launched the MCU.
  • A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America – Trace the evolution of Captain America with those who helped shape the look, feel and character of this compelling hero.
  • Black Widow: Whatever It Takes – Follow Black Widow’s journey both within and outside the Avengers, including the challenges she faced and overcame along the way.
  • The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame – See how Anthony and Joe Russo met the challenge of helming two of the biggest films in cinematic history … back-to-back!
  • The Women of the MCU – MCU women share what it was like to join forces for the first time in an epic battle scene — and be part of such a historic ensemble.
  • Bro Thor – His appearance has changed but his heroism remains! Go behind the scenes to see how Bro Thor was created.
  • Six Deleted Scenes – “Goji Berries,” “Bombs on Board,” “Suckiest Army in the Galaxy,” “You Used to Frickin’ Live Here,” “Tony and Howard” and “Avengers Take a Knee.”
  • Gag Reel – Laugh along with the cast in this epic collection of flubs, goofs and gaffes from set.
  • Visionary Intro – Intro by directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
  • Audio Commentary – Audio commentary by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. Josh Brolin returns as the film’s infamous villain, Thanos.

Marvel Cinematic Universe characters restored to the universe in “Avengers: Endgame” include Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Tom Holland as Spider-Man, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Dave Bautista as Drax, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Linda Cardellini as Laura Barton, and Vin Diesel as Groot with Chris Pratt as Star-Lord and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Reprising their roles, Rene Russo returns as Frigga, John Slattery as Howard Stark, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Taika Waititi as Korg, William Hurt as Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross and Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce.

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” is directed by Emmy Award®–winning directors Anthony and Joe Russo from an original screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Kevin Feige produced the film, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Trinh Tran, Jon Favreau, James Gunn and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s creative team also includes director of photography Trent Opaloch (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”); production designer Charles Wood (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Matrix”); editors Jeffrey Ford, ACE (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”), and Matthew Schmidt (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”); three-time Oscar®–nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”); Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”); six-time Oscar nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther”); and stunt coordinator Monique Ganderton (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Atomic Blonde”).

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. ©2019MARVEL

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.
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My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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Mothers Making Money

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As mothers, the demand on our time is often very frustrating, juggling ten things at once, our number one priority, is always, to give our children the attention they require and to be there when they need us. With time often against us, it’s important not to neglect ourselves either, we still need the capacity to earn for our family and not to forget, do the things we enjoy. When it comes to earning a living, we usually fit it in around our children, which means working when they are in school. We all need to make a living and don’t want to be out of the work environment too long, yet it can be a struggle for many to find suitable hours that will not affect their children too much. That’s why a home business or part-time job is ideal for the busy mum.

Making a Living As a Mum

If you bake a lot and it’s something you love to do, or you are crafty and make craft items for fun, have you ever considered starting up a business and selling them online or in your local area? You could have total control when you worked and when the kids needed attention you would be right there for them. You could even get them involved, teaching them and who knows, they may find success with it in the future. Working from home is great for mums as they generally have good time management and organisation skills which is often required when you run a business from home.

Find a Flexible Job

Working part-time is another option to look into. Instead of managing the cost of childcare, you could request hours when the kids are in school. Part-time work with flexible hours such as cleaning or cafe work is ideal for this. This keeps you in the work environment and can give you much needed adult conversation too. It could be very useful if you work a couple of hours in the morning and be able to get home in time for the children. Working part-time may not give you all the finances you need, but you could top it up with blog writing or a home business.

Blogging

Designing your own blog can be really fun. All the content is chosen by you and you are talking about the things you enjoy or have experienced. When you run a business from home and are using a PC or MAC, there are tools that can speed up your tasks and save you time, making your life much easier. Upskilling on a computer is invaluable when it comes to creating a blog or social networking. There are some great guides and technical skills out there, try https://setapp.com/how-to/split-screen-on-mac-for-extra-productivity if you find yourself wreslting with a mac.

For mothers who have chosen to work part-time around their kids, although they might not be making a fortune, they have the satisfaction of being there when the kids need them until they are at an age where they are more dependent. It’s a personal choice for us all and can add personal fulfillment at every level.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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