6.26.2014

Sherlock, take me away! #StreamTeam

I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team. I received a welcome kit which includes a year’s subscription to Netflix. Opinions expressed are my own.

I first saw Benedict Cumberbatch being ABSOLUTELY awesome as Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness. A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Yes, you can catch it on Netflix.
After having plowed through both Walking Dead, and House of Cards...I was a woman without a show. Thank goodness, Netflix has more than enough on the menu to help out ;) My show dujour...
Holy Sherlock love Batman! This show is absolutely brilliant! It's smart, it's funny, it's fast paced. I can't get enough of it. I very much enjoy trotting around London with the boys. Since I only have two episodes left, I'm really trying to savor them.

Oh, and in case your wondering...YES, that is Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) as John Watson. Watching his relationship with Sherlock...is such a treat.

I have to stop talking now, because I don't want to ruin anything. Jim Moriarty...O.M.G. best villain ever! That's all I'm going to say...'cause I'm not going to blow it...but the fall...SO awesome!

GO...watch it...then come back and tell me how much you love it!

6.20.2014

Camp Mommy Heads to the Shedd Aquarium!

Let's face it. Summer in Chicago is expensive. As a work at home mom, paying for summer day camp is a daunting thought. If my kids wanted to go to camp, I'd do all I could to make it happen. That being said...they don't have any interest in camps. SO...it's Camp Mommy for my team this summer.

Some strategically placed memberships are a great way to get the kids out and exploring without breaking the bank.
This week, we checked out the Shedd Aquarium...SUPER fun! Membership gets you entry to all exhibits as well as the aquatic shows, which we took FULL advantage of.
Benny had to bring his penguin Waddles. Now that the Lincoln Park Zoo has closed their penguin house, the Shedd is the only place in the city to see them.
The Stingray Touch exhibit is just about the coolest thing my kiddos have experienced. We knew nothing about stingrays, and they actually are very cool. Yes...I did touch one...and no I won't tell you what it feels like. You'll have to stop on by and see for yourself ;)
 We spent the morning checking out the Jellies and all the other sea experiences the Shedd had to offer. I was particularly struck by the Beluga Whales. It honestly felt like they were as curious about us as we were about them.

This was our first trip of many to the Shedd Aquarium this summer. Go Camp Mommy!

*While I was invited to check out the Shedd Aquarium, I was not compensated for this post. All opinions and experiences are mine.

6.02.2014

Maleficent...LOVED it!

Maleficent
Yes...the horns look better on Angelina...but not by much.

I took both the kiddos to see Maleficent on Saturday. I did NOT expect to LOVE this movie as much as I did! Not only did I love it, Maggie TOTALLY loved it. She wants to be Maleficent for Halloween. Yes, I can make that happen;)

I loved that  they showed you why Maleficent was so angry. (She had good reason.)

I really did not expect to actually root for her. She was crossed, she got mad and she lashed out. All perfectly understandable actions given what happened. She also realized she made a mistake, and worked to fix it.

It's nice to see her go through something and come out on the other side. Bottom line, it's about redemption.

I've seen a lot of negative reviews...mostly saying "Meh". I don't understand "Meh" on this movie. It's anything but. The computer graphics, the costumes, the sets...Ah-May-Zing.

My kiddos are 7 and 8. Not too scary and both boy and girl loved it. Have you seen Maleficent?

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