Sony Animation The Star Now On Bluray DVD and HD Digital! #TheStar

Sony Animation The Star Now On Bluray DVD and HD Digital!


From the moment I heard about Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, I was intrigued. I wondered if Sony would be able to pull it off. I have to admit that I am generally not a fan of Christmas movies that tell the story of the birth of Jesus. They seem to never get it right. Honestly, I cannot say the same for The Star. They delicately and in a charming way used the star to guide all of us through the story of that magnificent night. With just one small and brave donkey named Bo we are lead though a journey.  Bo comes from the village mill but is in search of something better. I think that is definitely something we can all relate to in our lives.  When he figures out a way to break free his adventure begins and we are right along for the ride! 


But he doesn’t take that journey alone, he teams up with Ruth, a sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove who has a list of his own ambitions. Along the way we meet a slue of stable animals and three side splitting joke telling camels! As Bo continues surrounded by his friends or soon to be friends they become the  unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told about the very first Christmas. The Star is one you will want to add to your bluray library for sure. It’s a family night movie for years to come with just the right amount of history and comedy to keep us watching it over and over again! Find out more about The Star right here:

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The Star (starring Oprah Winfrey, Gina Rodriguez, Kelly Clarkson, Zachary Levi, Kristin Chenoweth, Tyler Perry, Tracy Morgan, and much more!) is now available from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Sony Animation The Star is available to order here:


Bonus Materials Include:

Star-aoke: Sing-Along with Bo & Friends:

In this all new song, sing along with your favorite characters including Bo, Dave, Ruth and the unforgettable camels, “Life Is Good” Dance-Along: Shake your tail feathers and move your hooves in this fun dance along

Lyric Sing-Along Videos:

Enjoy the eclectic and inspiring music of THE STAR with these colorful lyric

videos that allow you to sing along with your favorite recording artists “The Star” by Mariah Carey

“Can You See” by Fifth Harmony

“Children Go Where I Send You” by Kelsea Ballerini

“We Three Kings” by Kirk Franklin

“Life Is Good” by A Great Big World

Sweet and Sparkly Stars:

Create star-themed cookies to be enjoyed year round

Star Mason Jar Votives:

Let the light of THE STAR shine with this simple yet stunning craft

Faith All Year Round with DeVon Franklin:

A children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and how to keep the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day. 

An All-Star Cast:

Meet the stars of the film and explore the exciting voice cast who bring these amazing characters to life!

THE STAR has a run time of approximately 86 minutes and is rated PG: for some thematic elements.

THE STAR is filled with more than an hour of engaging bonus materials including the “Star-aoke: Sing Along with Bo & Friends, ”a dance along to “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World, plus a collection of fun lyric videos that will have you singing along to the inspiring music from THE STAR. Families can enjoy crafting and baking with “how-to” videos “Star Mason Jar Votives” and “Sweet and Sparkly Stars, ”and they also can go behind-the-scenes to explore the amazing talent who bring these characters to life. In “Faith All Year Round, ”renowned pastor and motivational speaker, DeVon Franklin delivers a fun and engaging children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and keeping the spirit of this inspiring storyalive in us every day.






Disclosure: Sample product provided for the sole purpose of review. All opinions are honest and my own. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. 


National Peanut Butter Lovers Day! Girl Scout Cookies Recipes!

National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! Girl Scout Cookies Recipes!


Calling ALL peanut butter lovers! Today is your day to celebrate and we have the perfect recipes just for you! Want to make your own Girl Scout Cookies at HOME!!!???!! Now you can! Check them out below and if you live close to me don’t forget to save me some! Yum!

Nutty Caramel Turtles

Nutty Caramel Turtles

Created by: Michele Kusma

Nutty Caramel Turtles is the Candies category winner of the 2015 National Girl Scout Cookie recipe Contest Sponsored by Taste of Home®.


Prep: 10 min. Bake: 5 min. + standing

•3 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each)

•12 caramels

•60 pecan halves

•12 Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties® cookies


Preheat oven to 250°. Break each chocolate bar into fourths. Place each piece 2 in. apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Top with one caramel.


Bake 5-7 minutes or until caramel just starts to soften. Immediately press one pecan half on one side for head; press four pecan halves onto each corner for legs. Place one Peanut Butter Patties® cookie over the top of each candy, pressing down to secure. Let stand until set. Yield: 1 dozen.


Peanut Butter Trail Mix Fudge

Created by: Kim Varner


Prep: 10 min. + chilling


1 pound white candy coating, chopped

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 package (6-1/2 ounces) Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties® cookies, coarsely chopped, divided

1 cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts, divided

1/2 cup chopped dried cherries, divided

Line a 9-in.-square pan with foil, letting ends extend up sides. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating with peanut butter; stir until smooth.


Stir in 1 cup chopped Peanut Butter Patties® cookies, 1/2 cup peanuts and 1/4 cup cherries. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining chopped Peanut Butter Patties® cookies, peanuts and cherries. Refrigerate until firm.


Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container. Yield: 2 pounds.


Girl Scout Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Peanut Butter Sandwich Banana Pudding

Created by: Angela Lively


Prep: 30 min. + chilling


2-1/2 cups cold whole milk, divided

1 package (5.10 ounces) instant banana cream pudding mix

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

4 to 5 medium bananas, sliced

1-1/2 packages (8 ounces each) Girl Scout Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies, divided

Whisk together 2 cups milk and pudding mix. In another bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese until smooth. Fold in whipped topping, then pudding.


Crush six Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies; set aside. Dip 24 Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies in remaining milk; place half in a 3-qt. bowl. Top with half the banana slices, then half the pudding mixture. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Top pudding with reserved crushed Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies. Yield: 12 servings.


Peanut Caramel Thumbprint No Bake Cookies

Created by: Janet Gill


Peanut Caramel Thumbprint No Bake Cookies is the Cookies/Brownies/Bars category winner of the 2016 National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest Sponsored by Taste of Home®.


Prep: 30 min. + chilling


3/4 cup peanut butter chips

1 cup dry roasted peanuts

1 package (8 ounces) Girl Scout Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies

3 tablespoons butter, softened

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

20 caramels

2 tablespoons half-and-half cream

1/3 cup milk chocolate chips

1 teaspoon shortening

Line 24 miniature muffin cups with paper liners.


Microwave peanut butter chips until melted. Pulse peanuts in a food processor until chopped. Reserve 3/4 cup. Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies in processor with remaining peanuts until fine crumbs form. Add softened butter, peanut butter and melted peanut butter chips; pulse until mixture is consistency of soft cookie dough. Meanwhile, microwave caramels and cream until smooth.


Roll tablespoonfuls of peanut butter mixture into balls; roll in reserved chopped peanuts to cover. Place balls in paper-lined muffin cups. Press a deep indentation in center of each with your thumb or the end of a wooden spoon handle. Cut a small hole in the tip of a pastry bag or in a corner of a food-safe plastic bag; transfer caramel mixture to bag. Pipe into indentations.


Microwave chocolate chips with shortening until smooth. Transfer chocolate mixture to a pastry bag or a food-safe plastic bag with the corner cut; drizzle over cookies. Refrigerate muffin cups at least 30 minutes before removing cookies. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Yield: 2 dozen.

Disney Pixar COCO Now On Bluray DVD and HD Digital! #Giveaway

Disney Pixar COCO Now On Bluray DVD and HD Digital! HD Digital Copy Giveaway (FIVE Winners)


In Disney/Pixar’s vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure, aspiring young musician named Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, the charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael Garcia Bernal) becomes an unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions.

As for my family, we are SO excited about COCO playing in our own house and car and train! We had the chance to check out COCO recently at Epcot at Walt Disney World. The video is below. Check it out! We also have a giveaway down at the bottom of the page for an HD Digital Copy (5 winners)!

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Disney Pixar COCO has a lot of surprises in store for you and the family to enjoy:


Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Music of Coco
  • Paths to Pixar: Coco
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • In-Home Exclusive: Welcome to the Fiesta
  • A Thousand Pictures A Day
  • Mi Familia
  • Land of Our Ancestors
  • Fashion Through the Ages
  • The Real Guitar
  • Dante
  • How to Make Papel Picado
  • How to Draw a Skeleton
  • You Got the Part!
  • Un Poco Coco
  • Coco Trailers

Check out our other posts about COCO here :•pixars-coco-new-clip-featurette-now-available-coco/


GIVEAWAY: Enter on the rafflecopter below- We have partnered with Disney Pixar COCO to bring five readers each an HD digital copy of the movie COCO! I can’t wait to see who wins! What a wonderful addition to your Disney collection! Win it for yourself or for a friend! Winner chosen March 5 at 11:59pm and contacted via email. Winner has 24 hours to claim prize before a new winner is contacted. 

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Disclosure: We have partnered with Disney Pixar COCO to host this giveaway. All opinions are that of my own and honest. Contact me at and @3decades3kids across all social media platforms.