Sunday, April 20, 2014

New Videos: More blind bags, toys and Penny!

I'm trying to post a new video each week over on my YouTube channel! I am still so surprised that anyone is watching them. This latest batch features some of my toy collecting addictions and, of course, Penny! 

I hate how blogger previews videos! Just sayin!  Here's Penny trying out a new toy - a discovery wheel in which she had to find hidden treats.

These are more  blind bag openings. I really want to get all of the Lego Movie minfigs. I might just order the ones I am missing online! 

And here's a review of some of my new Littlest Pet Shop pets. I've been collecting these guys "for my nieces" forever and the new line is really so cute! 

I've also done some fun videos with Mommy & Gracie, including a look at some of my favorite Funkos and a really crazy Chubby Bunny challenge.

I hope you'll check out our videos. I know this is a long list! Please like, comment and subscribe, too! 

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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Muppets Most Wanted!

I love the Muppets so much so I was super excited to go see Muppets Most Wanted! We went the Saturday after it's release. 

 I had to get dressed up in some of my Muppets gear for the occasion!   
I was going to bring Kermit with me to the movie and took lots of pics of him throughout the day.

Driving over to Randi's house. 

Stopped at Starbucks since we got to the theater pretty early. We went to the first show around 10 a.m.

Kermie wanted to pose with his pals!

Kermie & me before the show.

Maddie was so good at the theater. We've brought her a few times to kid movies. Usually early shows. She's always pretty happy or falls asleep. She's a lot quieter than most of the kids at the show, too!

Time for the movie!!! Yay!!!!!

Back at my sister's house, we watched Frozen - well some of it. But the guys wanted to watch March Madness. 

So we went to Target! It was a pretty awesome, muppet-y day!

And as for the movie... I really loved it! I know it's not getting the best reviews. I don't think it was as good as The Muppets or any of the classic movies. But I thought it was a lot of fun. There were awesome cameos and great songs. I have been listening to the soundtrack since I saw the movie. I also really loved Tina Fey and Ty Burrell. 

Some of my favorite scenes were in the Siberian prison, where Kermit is sent because he's framed as the evil Constantine. I cracked up every time I saw Danny Trejo in the background. And there's also a great Chorus Line spoof. I'm not sure kids will get that or the whole Cold War-kind of feel to the prison, but thought it was hilarious. 

I do think the Celine Dion cameo was so unnecessary. Yuck. I don't know why they even needed her in that song! I also thought it was disturbing to see a Muppet who looked so much like Kermit doing bad things! He'd never do that! 

I also liked that the movie with songs by Bret McKenzie and a role for Jermaine Clement was a kind of cool Flight of the Conchords reunion!

My 10-year-old friend Gracie said she was bored by the movie, but my nieces are really excited to see. I'm interested to see their reaction. I definitely think this movie was geared more toward those of us who grew up with the Muppet Show and Muppet Movie!

Let me know if you saw Muppets Most Wanted! I'd love to hear your review!


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Penny faces the dark side!

I am really having fun making videos! And I am even more impressed that people are watching them!

Here's a new Penny video. She was being crazy fighting her Darth Vader toy!

I am obsessed with blind bags. I think this started back at Comic Con when I got the Doctor Who Titan figures. I love blind bags so much, I even like opening other people's blind bags! I hung out with my friends Mommy & Gracie recently and helped them do just that! I have been opening lots of Littlest Pet Shop, Lego Movie mini figs and some others.

And I feel like I waited forever for Frozen to come out on DVD! I was so excited I made a video about that, too.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

I haven't been spending much time scrapping lately, but I have gotten a bunch of pages done lately. And some big multiphoto things that have been on the list for awhile. Mostly I've been busy and I'm going to miss another crop this month so I'm going to need to find some time to get some more pages crossed off my list!

By the way, this week was so awesome. I got Frozen on DVD and I just saw Muppets Most Wanted. I got some awesome new toys. We had three parties at work - and they weren't even for anyone leaving - including a surprise wedding shower that really was a big surprise! I am really happy that spring is finally here, even if the weather is still kind of mixed. It's been lighter out when I get out of work. Even work hasn't been as stressful. 

I'm working on another instagram project called 100 Happy Days, in addition to #PennyPug365. I saw some people posting about it on Facebook and I decided to join. I found this detail on the website very disturbing:  71% of people tried to complete this challenge, but failed quoting lack of time as the main reason. These people simply did not have time to be happy. Do you? 

Isn't that sad. People don't have time to be happy. 

My one word for this year is bright and I really am trying to fight my grumpy disposition so I thought this would be a good experiment. I already take so many photos anyway. So the site says people who take this challenge do feel happier and notice other positive side effects, so why not! My username is rmcabana on Instagram if you want to follow my pics. 

Anyway... back to scrapping. Here's my round up of the rest of February and so far in March.

Some pictures from Christmas morning and day 2012. Finally getting some of those pages done!

We took Derek to see the big tree for the first time in December.

My buds & I celebrating at the Rover christmas party.

This photo was in the paper featuring Kylie playing with some legos!

 Maddie was in her Batgirl gear looking so cool!

Mad is so expressive - these were a bunch of pics I took on a car ride. 

Derek is finally taking interest in his little cousin. He had so many things to show her!

Maddie at three months in here cute football hat!

More floor exercise time! It's so hard to believe that she was doing her floor exercise just a few months ago and now she's dong this.... 

Here's mom with her grandkiddos at her birthday party last August. 

Here's a Randi page - she was out running this Powder Puff game on one of the hottest days of the year - just about a week before Maddie was born. 

Here's a page about the award I won at work! It was so cool. Had to scrap it of course.

There was a challenge at TLP about a childhood memory - so I shared this one about how I once had a pet duck for a day. That has been on my scrap list for a long time!

This was tough. Another challenge - no words! I think this page looks so naked, but I think it's cool.

Terra cotta warriors. Finally scrapped. I love these photos so much so I didn't even use elements.

And here are my friends in their sweet production of Wizard of Oz! 

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

More fun with iMovie!

I am really having fun figuring out video editing. I am staying up late putting together videos the way I used to stay up and play with brushes or download fonts when I first started learning Photoshop. Of course, back then, I was also working nigh hours, so staying up late wasn't a big deal.

I've been putting together some videos featuring my baby niece, but I'm saving those for my family. So I've been sharing some Penny stuff and toy collecting stuff. Here are my two newest videos.

I don't like how YouTube/Blogger is displaying! You can't see my graphics! Boo!!!

Here's one in which I open up some Doctor Who blind boxes. I was pretty happy with my haul!

And here's one in which I go looking for this little blue dog that I just fell in love with at Toy Fair! This also has some commentary from Penny! :)

And if you really want to laugh at me, here's a new video from Mommy & Gracie called "Miss Robin's Revenge," in which I get to show off my arrow slinging skills! 

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Saturday, March 08, 2014

The Lost Missons

I'm three episodes in and the final season of Clone Wars is so good! The main cast of characters - Obi Wan, Anakin, Yoda - have barely made cameos. All of the seasons are now available on Netflix. I haven't seen them all - I started watching during Season 5 and have tried to catch as many as I can (which was not easy after it got yanked from Cartoon Network!). The story telling, character development and acting is really good - makes me wish that Episodes I-III were done more like the cartoon version.  There are also some great cameos - David Tennant voices a droid in Season 5.

The trailer for these new episodes is so jammed packed with awesomeness. It looks like they're going to answer so many things the movies don't even get to and there's some Yoda action that looks promising. 

 I don't know if I'm going to get anything done this weekend! I'm kind of sad this is all coming to an end, but I'm really looking forward to the new Star Wars Rebels series. That should help! 


Friday, March 07, 2014

Penny Vs The Pig Popper

I got Penny this new treat holder that's also like a toy - the Party Popper pig. It's freaking hilarious and I just had to make a video about it. Maybe I enjoyed this more than Penny did, but she was hanging out under kitchen table all night hoping to get some more of these treats! 

Check it out! Let me know what you think, too!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Counting down

I am so sick of this winter weather! But I'm trying to get myself out of this. I'm trying to wear brighter colors and I have lots of cool stuff to look forward to help me get out of this funk!

March 15
It's that time again! St. Patrick's Day party at the Rover

March 18
I hate winter but I can't wait for Frozen to be released on DVD! I have been singing these songs for months. And I really can't wait to watch it with my sister.

March 21

March 29
Crop! Can't wait to scrap with my friends! 

March 31
How I Met Your Mother series finale. I'm going to cry my eyes out. 

April 15
My niece Taylor is going to be 11!!! What the what! I'm sure there will be some celebrating involved along the way.

Also... FX will be premiering Fargo with Mr. John Watson/Tim/Bilbo Baggins - Martin Freeman!

May 3
I am going to see my imaginary boyfriend Chris Hardwick at Caroline's again!

May 18
I've got tickets to see NPH in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Randi and I loved the movie so much and getting to see Neil Patrick Harris is it going to be legend - wait for it - ary!

These next few weeks are going to be so much fun. And the before I know it, my annual birthday week vacation should be just around the corner! Just gotta hang in there for now. 

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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Looking for a Yellow Submarine

A few weeks ago, I posted about my mission to find the K'Nex Yellow Submarine. Well, I finally finished my little video about it! I keep forgetting to turn my phone around when I shoot video so please excuse the verticality of it all!

It was fun to figure out how to do some editing and stuff in iMovie. And I drew this little cover graphic, too!

I feel kind of dorky about posting this on Facebook just yet, but if you do watch, please leave me a comment on YouTube or here or send me a note and let me know what you think!

And... I finally got some Gorilla Super Glue so my Yellow Submarine is DONE! Now I'm just afraid to move it. I'm glad I got it, but K'nex is not my favorite. Legos are way more awesome.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

So many toys!!!

Last week, I went to Toy Fair New York to take photos and video for the Mommy & Gracie show! We were like kids trapped in a toy store. While other people were there to make deals, we squeed quite a bit over the new stuff!

I took so many photos! You can visit the M&G show for lots of video on all the stuff we saw. I tried to narrow it down to stuff I really nerded out over here! So many toys!

Mattel's new Cedar Wood Doll from Ever After High is so adorable! They have some really lovely dolls coming out soon. She was my fave.

Neighthan Rott is a new Monster High character. He's a half-centaur, half zombie dude. The Monster High display at Mattel was one of my favorite things. The new dolls are gorgeous. Including this Dracular/Robecca dolls from the Freaky Fusion line.

Here's a skating Elsa doll from Mattel. She looks like she's singing! Let it go, Let it go...

Moustache Smash from Spin Master looks super fun! You have to smack cards with these sticks. 

And these robots - Boomer and Zoomer - from Spin Master are so cute. They respond to voice and motion. They are really like little pets. 

I think we almost died at Funko. For real. You can listen to use geek out in this video. There was so much awesomeness from Adventure Time blind box tins, new plushies, Arrested Development Funko Pop figures. 

Underground Toys was another one of my absolute faves! One wall was all Star Wars and the other side of the booth was Doctor Who. And in the middle there was stuff from Anchorman and Ghostbusters. It was awesome! 

We also saw Star Trek stuff for pets!

And these awesome Mimoco flash drives - they had Adventure Time, Star Wars, Elvis - and some other cool products that are coming out soon too. 

Madame Alexander had beautiful steampunk Wizard of Oz dolls and some new Muppets! 

I love the details on the dolls - like this little robot Toto!

Hasbro has some awesome nerdy toys. Lots of stuff for Star Wars Rebels and Guardians of the Galaxy. We also saw awesome Marvel mash up figures, mix-up mini Potato Heads and Transformers.

Nerf has a line to help you fight zombies! 

And the new Littlest Pet Shop critters are so adorable! I want this owl!!!! 

This Monster High Styling Head is just so awesome. Lots of changing pieces, glow in the dark features, stickers. I want to play with her! 

Mattel is also releasing some movie action figures, like this Christopher Reeve Superman.

I saw this at Mattel, too. Brought back lots of memories! 

This is Mip, a cool little robot from WowWee. He can carry a bunch of stuff and dance! 

Alice is a new edition to the Once Upon A Zombie line.

These are called Noomies - they are little robots with accessories that make them do different things. Really cute! 

You can shoot at this robot zombie and it will fall apart as it attacks you. 

Really cute plushies from Aurora. Lots of ponies!

Jakks Pacific has these giant action figures - including the Inquisitor from Star Wars Rebels.

I need this little pup! It's so cute! 

This is about all we got to see of Lego. Very secret booth! 

Living Dead Dolls - creepy and cool! 

It's a little Toothless! 

Here I am practicing my zombie shooting skills.

And this was one of the coolest things we found for nerds. It's a monthly subscription like Birch Box - but for gamers and geeks. Every month, Lootcrate will send you fun stuff like Funko Pop figures, Star Wars stuff and lots of fun little things. I think I'm going to sign up! 

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