Friday’s Five Spring Break Bucket Lists

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Fridays Five Spring Break Bucket Lists

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Fridays Five Spring Break Bucket Lists

Finally Spring is HERE,

Join Us In Seeing Muppets Most Wanted In OKC For FREE

It’s Spring Break for many of you already.

It actually FEELS like spring today…it’s 74 degrees outside!

Our Spring Break is next week and I’m excited to take our family to see MUPPETS MOST WANTED at the movie theater.

If you live close to Oklahoma City OR if you would like to take a trip to Oklahoma City, come see it with us for FREE!

March 12, 2014 UPDATE: I regret to inform you that all of the free tickets for the Muppets screening have been downloaded.  If you were able to download tickets, the ticketing website currently has the incorrect date, but a correction email is going out to all who downloaded tickets.  The correct date is the one shown below, March 19th at 7:30 PM.  Follow FBJ on Facebook to find out about more free movie screening opportunities.

Join Us In Seeing Muppets Most Wanted In OKC For FREE

You and your family are invited to attend an early screening of the newest Disney movie, MUPPETS MOST WANTED. Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon, and Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard.

Wednesday, March 19th at 7:30PM

AMC Quail Springs

2501 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

http://www.seeitfirst.net/pin/369295

Click on the link above and reserve your tickets today.  These tickets will go fast.

Here are 2 fun print outs for your little ones below.  Click on the link below the picture for a PDF version to print out.

Join Us In Seeing Muppets Most Wanted In OKC For FREE

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Join Us In Seeing Muppets Most Wanted In OKC For FREE

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I hope to see you there!  Make sure you come up and say “Hi!”  I’d love to meet you!

A BIG THANK YOU goes to Disney’s wonderful Public Relations executives.

Movies Bring Joy,

Five Pins You Want On Your Pinboard

I think Pinterest is an awesome way to bookmark ideas we love.

Five Pins You Want On Your Pinboard

Today I wanted to share 5 pins I have actually used and would recommend.  They happen to be pinned on my Genius pinboard.  Once you see the pins you will realize why I used that title.

Five Pins You Want On Your Pinboard

1. Being the creative person I am, I fell in love with using washi tape on our phone chargers.  This way we know whose charger belongs to who and it looks pretty dang cute too!

Five Pins You Want On Your Pinboard

2. A thermostat on the wall is not very pleasing to the eye.  I didn’t use a hinged canvas like you see below, but I did put a wooden sign over an ugly security system pad…looks much better.

Five Pins You Want On Your Pinboard

3. The next pin is how to remove all writing off plastic containers to then use as storage or gift containers.  If you have finger nail polish remover in your house or acetone, you’re in business.  Put some on a rag and the writing rubs right off.  It works my friends!

Five Pins You Want On Your Pinboard

4. Now that I have such short hair I don’t need my straightener anymore…at least not for my hair.  My straightener has found a permanent home in my craft room.  It is absolutely the perfect way to iron wrinkled ribbon.  I love to use ribbon for home decor, scrapbooking, crafting and wrapping gifts.  It makes ironing ribbon a snap!

Five Pins You Want On Your Pinboard

5. If you have been visiting Family Brings Joy for a while now, then you know how much I use blue painters tape.  I use it for so many things but I was delighted to find the following pin.  It has made hanging up those certain frames with the holes in the back a cinch to hang.  Use your tape to put in between the 2 holes.  Then take the tape off the frame and stick it to your wall.  I usually use a level on the tape so I know it will be level.  Then hammer your nails on the ends of the tape.  Pull off the tape and voila you are ready to hang your frame.  It has made my life so much easier!

Five Pins You Want On Your Pinboard

Great Ideas Bring Joy,

Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

One of my favorite albums right now is Katy Perry’s Prism (Deluxe Version)Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards.  I used the lyrics from some of her songs to make my Valentine cards this year.  I couldn’t show them to you before Valentine’s Day…it would have spoiled it for my family.

Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

The above is from the song Legendary LoversKaty Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

Below is from one of her more played songs on the radio UnconditionallyKaty Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

The next two are from the song Double RainbowKaty Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

All of these are pretty simple to make.  You could make these for any occasion not just Valentine’s Day.  If you have any questions about how I made them, leave me a comment or shoot me an email.


Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

Make something today,

Friday’s Five Things I Learned At Disney Land

1. The Disney Character I’m most like is Jessie from Toy Story.

There’s a place in the California Adventure park where a computer asks you a bunch of questions to see what character you are most like.  Turns out I’m most like Jessie.

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney Land

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney Land

I found this info out AFTER we met Jessie.  If I would have known of my special kinship, I would have gotten a photo with her too!  Below Jessie signs my daughter’s autograph book.

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney Land

2. There are special cutting artists on Main Street of Disney Land who can cut your silhouette by hand.

You might not think this is cool, but I do!  The lady who cut my kid’s silhouettes has been working this craft at Disney Land for 40 years!  I could not believe my eyes as I watched her.

3. If you feel something in your hair at Toon Town in Disney Land, don’t pull it out of your hair…it might be a bee!

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney LandYep, this happened to me.  I felt something in my hair.  I pulled it out of my hair to find a bee.  As soon as I figured out what it was I let go of it…too late…it stung me.  I haven’t had a bee sting since I was 4 or 5 years old.  It’s pretty painful.  We found the first aid station and they had some good numbing gel for it with an ice pack.  Thank goodness!  For future reference, if anything like this or any other unfortunate accident occurs while you are visiting Disney Land, tell the nearest cast member (worker) and the nurse will come to you.  We had to walk a little ways to get to the first aid station.  The nurse told us she could have came to us.

4. Spending money on an experience is completely worth it! (I already knew this)  In this case it was the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Disney Land.

This was my daughter’s chance to be prettied up like a Disney princess.   The sweet beautician treated her like royalty doing her hair, nails and makeup.

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney Land

Daughter was able to choose what dress/princess she wanted to be.  At the end of the beautifying process they open the curtains you see behind her.  A special mirror is revealed with animation and music. (I wish now I would have taken video)  Here she is…Snow White.

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney Land

Next included a photo shoot in Cinderella’s carriage!

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney Land

Isn’t it gorgeous?!

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney Land

The photographer let me take a few photos with my camera.

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney Land

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney Land

That’s not all…time to meet other princesses!  First is Cinderella.

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney Land

Another favorite…Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney Land

I am so glad we did this.  I will forever have this time etched in my memory…and more importantly I think it will be something she will never forget.

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney Land

5. I don’t like roller coasters, crowds and kids who complain about wait times.

I used to like roller coasters when I was young.  As a matter of fact, I would purposefully ride in the very front and put my hands in the air.  Not anymore…it’s another sign of me getting old.  Boo!  I got motion sick riding Space Mountain.  I hate motion sickness.

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney Land

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney LandI thought going in February was a good time to go to Disney Land…meaning less crowded.  Turns out Valentine’s Day/President’s Day is a popular time to go.  I mean honestly, we could hardly walk through the parks.  Thursday was the least crowded of all the days of the weekend.  I’m so glad we took the kids out of school that day.  Disney Land was more crowded than California Adventure, yet I was very disappointed with the amount of people there.

Fridays Five Things I Learned At Disney LandIf I didn’t already know how impatient my kids are already, I do now.  Sigh…it was incessant whining and complaining about waiting in the lines.  Sometimes they wouldn’t want to go on the ride if they saw how long the wait time was.  And let me tell you, most of the wait times were around an hour.  We learned to use fast passes as much as possible.  The last day we were there my daughter and I only rode one ride all day.  Instead, we went to lots of shows, which I love.

This was our first family vacation without our oldest daughter.  If you are a new reader, she’s a college freshman at an out of state university.  It was weird not having her with us.  This is a different stage of life for all of us right now.  K, if you are reading this, know how very much you were missed.  We thought about ya while searching every shop for a plush Flynn Rider.  I’m sure there will be other Disney opportunities for us to vacation together in the future.

As Tigger says, “Ta ta for now!”

Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way by Disney to write this post.

Disney Brings Joy,