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PRODUCTION UNDERWAY ON “MALEFICENT II” WITH  ANGELINA JOLIE AND ELLE FANNING REPRISING THEIR ROLES  FROM THE WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE HIT Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, Robert Lindsay and Harris Dickinson Join Cast of the Fantasy Adventure Directed by Joachim Rønning Production has begun on “ Maleficent II ,” a sequel to the 2014 global box office hit “Maleficent,” at Pinewood Studios and on locations throughout the U.K.. Oscar® and three-time Golden Globe® winner Angelina Jolie (“Girl, Interrupted,” “Wanted”) and Elle Fanning (“The Beguiled,” “Super 8”) reprise their roles as the dark fairy Maleficent and Princess Aurora, respectively, two characters from the studio’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty,” whose untold story was brought to life on screen in “Maleficent.” Michelle Pfeiffer (“Murder on the Orient Express,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp”), the Golden Globe® Award winning, Emmy® nominated and three-time Academy Award® nominated actress, joins the cast as Queen

Meet the Author: A Few Thoughts from Kevin Meehan, Author of Isoceles' Day

Last month I received the book Isosceles' Day to review as part of our Bedtime for Babies book review. I am so excited to have the opportunity to share a guest post from the author of the book, Kevin Meehan.  Isosceles' Day is the first children's book for this author and we really enjoyed the book and look forward to sharing with our youth reading group this Summer.  With the eyes of a child we learn how to see! The concept for Isosceles' Day is based upon the innocence we humans frequently have as children; often lost as we become educated adults. I wanted to capture the essence of seeing animal's possible interactions removed from our common sense of reality. Instead of a linear story traditionally told, I introduced silly, fun, whimsical behaviors and interactions of our domesticated pets with unusual friends not normally seen in an ordinary story. Shaking up reality in a fanciful, untraditional way. I feel that in many ways I was able to achieve this;

A Visit to Elvis' Birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi

Graceland is a mecca for Elvis fans like my sister.  Ticket sales from Graceland are the primary reason Elvis ranks high on the list of top earning celebrities who've passed.  I think Michael is the only celebrity who outranks Elvis' earnings.   A few blocks from Graceland on a quiet street in Memphis sits a small 4-bedroom, 2-bath ranch style home.  Elvis bought the home in 1956 when he was just 22 years old.  I surprised my sister with a visit to his home on Audobon Street a few years ago.  She was so surprised as she'd only visited Graceland and had no idea about this lesser known Elvis Must See.  This year, we added another notch on our Elvis Sites with a stop in Tupelo, Mississippi to visit Elvis' birthplace. Elvis' father, grandfather and uncle built the small, two room house where Elvis and his twin brother were born.   The Elvis Birthplace features a replica of the home, the family's church and even a car like that his parents owned. 

Instant Pot Barbecue Ribs

Can't barbecue outside this weekend?  Try these delicious Instant Pot BBQ Ribs. This Winter has been more rainy days than snowy ones and that means we can't fire up the smoker which means we haven't had Hubby's smoked ribs in months. I was craving ribs and decided to break out the Instant Pot.  Winning Hubby over on the idea of a slab of ribs in 30 minutes took some swaying.  He believes the only way to grill is low and slow and outdoors in our big smoker.  I figured it was worth a go thinking if all else failed I could finish the up in the oven. I'd seen recipes for Instant Pot BBQ Ribs where you could cook a slab in 30 minutes and I was up to the challenge. I love my crock pots, but I LOVE my Instant Pot.  It is my current cooking appliance crush.   Start with 1 rack of baby back ribs, some dry rub, a cup of water or apple juice and your favorite barbecue sauce. Instructions: 1.  Remove the membrane from the ribs and pat the ribs dry. 2.  Seas

Daphne and Velma coming to Blu-ray, Digital and DVD on May 22 #DaphneVelma

** “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”** Daphne and Velma is out on Blu-ray from Warner Bros Home Entertainment as well as Digital and DVD on May 22, 2018. Jinkies! Your favorite mystery solving teenagers are back in an all-new, live-action feature length movie! State of the art robots and high-tech gadgets are common sights at Ridge Valley High, an innovative center of learning for some of the brightest minds in the country, including new transfer student, the bright and optimistic Daphne Blake (Sarah Jeffery) who is excited to finally go to school with her online bestie, the whip-smart  and  analytical Velma Dinkley (Sarah Gilman).  But not everything is as innocent as it seems as mysterious disappearances begin to plague the top-performing students on campus. Once cheery and full of life, kids now appear in a “zombiefied” state - lifeless and shells of themselves.

Life is a Beach Giveaway Hop

Spring is in full swing.  The birds are singin'.  The pollen is falling and temps are FINALLY warming up.  So what better time time to start planning our Summer getaways. This year - as always - we are beach bound.  It's one of our fave places to visit given we only get to the beach once or twice a year.   Last year's visit to Cozumel was one for the record books. We stopped by this little restaurant and dined on grilled shrimp in a cabana right on the beach.   'Ohana also has a line of tequilas in flavors I had never seen before.  Tropical flavors such as coconut, mango and pina colada.  Hubby and I tried the 'Ohana peanut butter tequila.  The owner said folks either love it or hate it... we LOVED it!!! As I was sipping all I could think of was how good this peanut butter tequila would taste as a baste on my tequila wings.  It would be like a tequila satay wings type dish. * * * G I V E A W A Y * * * One lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady blog reader will r

Looking for a Bible for Your Kid? Check out the NKJV Early Readers Bible from Thomas Nelson

It's no wonder the NKJV Early Readers Bible made my list of Top Books of Faith for Kids.  I mean this Bible is perfect for new readers and it's full of colorful illustrations and resources. As a Booklook Blogger I received a copy of the NKJV Early Readers Bible for review and we give it 2 thumbs up!! Check out the  Book Description Help your kids get excited about learning God’s Word! The NKJV Early Readers Bible offers the respected New King James Version® translation and 192 pages of helpful maps, charts, articles, study tools, and more. It’s the perfect first full-text Bible for children ages 7 to 10, and it comes in a fun, shiny foil cover they will love. The NKJV Early Readers Bible offers tons of extra resources to help your children understand what they are reading, at a very affordable price. Your kids will love the shiny foil cover, and the text is printed in a large-print type, so it’s easier for them to read.  This engaging Bible also includes 192 pages of

5 Great Books to Gift Mom this Mothers Day

Still haven't found the perfect Mother's Day gift?  Well, there's still time to grab the perfect gift for Mom. FaithWords has lots of books for moms of all ages.  Books that will inspire, touch and warm mom's heart.  Books make perfect gifts.  Whether your mom prefers ebooks, audible books or loves turning pages, FaithWords has a book your mom is sure to love. Here are just a few of my favorites from the Spring 2018 slate. First up is Joyce Meyer.  My friend, Tracey, introduced me to Meyer over a decade ago.   Meyer's personal story is one of overcoming and her new book, Living a Life You Love is very empowering. Living a Life You Love by Joyce Meyer #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer explains how to love every part of your life in spite of life’s obstacles and challenges. Click HERE to hear an excerpt from Living a Life You Love by Joyce Meyer As many of you know my son was born with a severe speech deficit. I remember the first tim

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in May

All throughout May you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, or PayPal cash. When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how: 1. Sign up using this link 2. Earn 300 SB total before June 1st, 2018. You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it! 3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned Swagbucks that I exchange for gift cards to all of my favorite stores including Walmart, Amazon, Target and more.   This month I'm gifting the graduates with Visa gift cards. 

Bubble Guppies: Bubble Puppy's Awesome Adventures Available on @NickelodeonDVD

The Bubble Guppies are swimming back to DVD for a new release starring everyone's favorite aquatic dog, Bubble Puppy. Available May 8, Bubble Guppies: Bubble Puppy's Awesome Adventures includes five fluffy, deep-sea adventures that find Bubble Puppy in in all sorts of situations that he must overcome with the help of his fellow Guppies.  I can't lie I put the video in for the kiddos and it never fails I end up watching with them.  Is it sad that I know all the Bubble Guppies characters?  I don't think so.  I know the little ones will be excited to see there's a new pet in Bubbletucky.  Whether they're working together to build Bubble Puppy a new doghouse or diving deep to meet the Wizard of Oz-tralia, there's no shortage of aquatic adventures. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Bubble Guppies: Bubble Puppy's Awesome Adventures will be available on DVD May 8 for the suggested retail pr

A Quick Pit stop at the B.B. King Museum

A couple hours drive from Memphis, you'll find Indianola, Mississippi, the birthplace of legendary Blues guitarist, B.B. King.  King died in May 2015 and the museum opened in 2008.   The building is on old cotton gin where King used to work as a kid.  The cotton gin has been restored and is now a building rich in music history. Inside are lots of interactive exhibits showcasing the legendary guitarist.  Your visit begins with a film documenting the life of King and an exhibit hall detailing events in the life of B.B. King from his time in the Mississippi Delta juke joints to his career in Memphis and beyond.  The grounds of the property are full of treasures paying homage to King and the music he loved.  Near the entrance is a guitar - a tribute to King's beloved Lucille.     Also, a series of bronze poles emblazoned with song titles and the guitar notes of those songs.  B.B. King's grave is at the far end of the museum's grounds in an area dubbed the

May the 4th Be With You Solo A Star Wars Story Coming to Theatres May 25th

May the 4th be with you! Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Paul Bettany. SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY opens in theatres everywhere on May 25th! Check out the trailer below We are so excited because Donald Glover has joined the cast as Lando Calrissian.  I remember Billy Dee Williams as Lando back in the day.   Like STAR WARS on Facebook: Follow @STAR WARS on Twitter Follow @STAR WARS on Instagram Visit t