By Drew Bennett

Husband, Dad, Blogger, Photographer, Transformers Fan and Wired Kayaker

  • Results Screen

    Do you enjoy taking quizzes? Do you like them to be about Disney or Disney related things? Do you enjoy sharing your results with friends and comparing their answers? You should probably check out the new app from Disney Interactive called Inquizitive. Check out all about it below. read more!

  • Special Lunch

    I’m always looking for activities to do with Andrew and Eva. More-so Andrew because I have him with me all day long. We’ve been making creative lunches together and they are nothing compared to the lunch art that people are making over at Disney Family. They are inspiring though. I may have to get some Smucker’s® Uncrustables® to see what we can make for special lunches together.

    Families can Jump Start 2015 with New Recipes, Crafts and Activities from Disney Family and the Chance to Win a Disney Parks Vacation Package

    Disney Family offers mom and families a big library of thousands of recipe, crafts, and activities, all in one beautiful, easy-to-use site. There’s also a “Mom’s Disney Sidekick” section, which is presented by Smucker’s® Uncrustables® and offers tips and ideas on making the fun and magic of Disney easy and convenient. New ideas have just been added to help jump start 2015 and the return to the classroom. Bring Disney to life at home with fun recipes and articles like:

    Uncrustables and Disney are also hosting the Show Your Disney Adventure promotion where one winner and 3 guests will receive a magical vacation package at Disney Parks. To enter, share a photo showing your Disney Side online at or through the Disney Applause app starting today through February 16.

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to persons 18 years of age or older, who are, as of entry, legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 United States or D.C. Promotion begins on 1/20/15 at 12:00:00 (noon) PM (PT) and ends on 2/16/15 at 11:59:59 PM (PT). Limit one (1) submission per person per day. Submissions will not be judged. The winning submission will be posted on Sponsor’s and The J.M. Smucker Company’s respective websites, Facebook pages, newsletters and other media outlets. Click Official Rules for full eligibility and submission details.

  • Photo-A-Day #3578

    Playing more with my new 85mm lens for the NX1. I didn’t get to take any snow pictures today but when I got to work I put my special edition Funko Pop Groot figure that glows in the dark on top of my new Loot Crate box. I am still really enjoying the sharpness of that 85mm lens. The Groot figure is also pretty photogenic. In the background I have a Skylanders Tree Rex figure and then some Skylanders candy and a water color done by David “Mex” Hernandez of me as a a little kid along with Little Schmidtty, comedian Mike Schmidt. But all that stuff is sufficiently blurred because the depth of field on this lens is sick.

  • Strange Magic - Now Playing

    After hearing about it for so long, Strange Magic has hit theaters and many of my friends have already gone to see it. There were those who had the good fortune to see it at Skywalker Ranch and interview George Lucas and there were those who have seen it in theaters. Reports are coming back that this is a fun movie and I would love to take the kids to see it. I have some fun stuff for you about the movie including some Fun Facts, a new featurette and some downloadable activity sheets.

    “Making of Strange Magic” Featurette

    Click Read More to get to the Fun Facts and downloadable activity sheets. read more!

  • Last year I got to meet Cookie Monster and David Rudman the man behind the Muppet. It was really nice to meet him and talk about Cookie Monster and what Sesame Street is doing with that character. Cookie Monster has been starring in many parody sketches this year and last but this is his first hour long special. I am looking forward to watching it.

    Cookie Thief About PBS
    Image Credit: (c) 2015 Sesame Workshop. All rights reserved.

    New special: “The Cookie Thief”

    • PBS KIDS and SESAME STREET will premiere an all-new one-hour special on February 16. “The Cookie Thief,” During the special, a cookie art museum has just opened on Sesame Street. Cookie Monster and his friends feel as if they’re in a whole new world, but when art suddenly starts to disappear, Cookie Monster quickly becomes a suspect. Can Cookie Monster clear his name? Will they find the missing art in time or will Cookie Monster be banished from the museum forever? “The Cookie Thief” is a fun, action-packed special in which Cookie Monster explores self-regulation concepts – such as impulse control, following directions and managing emotions.

    The second announcement is also related to David Rudman. He and his brother Adam have created a new series called Nature Cat which will premiere this Fall. More info on that show below. read more!