googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: December 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Enjoying the Holidays with Pepto-Bismol. #PinkRelief

When I was younger I would eat a lot, I mean a lot.  I would always get double burgers or eat two burgers with a large drink and fries. I was sort of active with work and taking a martial arts class, so I never really had any stomach problems with eating all of this food. I would burn all of it off within a few classes...or so I thought. 

As I got older things started to change. My eating habits were not as lavish and I would occasionally develop heartburn because of some of my food choices. Luckily, I would get help for my upset stomach with my new friend Pepto-Bismol. Pepto-Bismol became a regular staple in my refrigerator.

Monday, December 28, 2015

100 years of Disney Magic! How long is this show going to be? #giveaway

DISNEY ON ICE: 100 YEARS OF MAGIC is coming to the Chicagoland-area and we are so excited to go.  We've mentioned before that love we attending these shows.  There is nothing like the feeling of watching all of your favorite Disney characters come to life before your eyes and reenact scenes from their respective movies.  This year's show is going to be amazing to see how they cover 100 years of Disney magic.  

The Fandads dress up for the holidays #sponsored

Photo by GlitterGuts 

Look at that couple in the picture above.  You would think that they are always dressed up and going to all the trendiest places, but that is the complete opposite. The PlayCHIC fashion show was the one time where we both were able to dress up and I got to represent Fandads with my Star Wars Rebel Insignia tie that I purchased at

Now while I like to dress up every now and then, I am not a fashion blogger.  When I worked as a teacher, I would always come into the classroom with a shirt, tie and dress pants.  Occasionally I would show up wearing a pair of jeans to class and it would blow the kids minds that I actually owned a pair.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Get ready to celebrate Zoo Year with ZOOTOPIA!

With the presents already opened and the cookies eaten, it is time to start thinking about the New Year or Zoo Year according to the inhabitants of Zootopia. So what are you going to do to get ready? How are you going to celebrate the Zoo Year?  Well, thanks to our friends at Disney, we have a fun party pack for you to download and use for your end of year celebration.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It's here! The Fandads Holiday Gift Guide.

It's that time of year again where we let you know about some great gifts to get those special people in your family.  Hopefully you will find something in our guide that will be the perfect fit or you will see something that you will want for yourself.

Are you ready to begin? Ok, let's go!!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic

One thing that my family and I love doing is attending the Disney on Ice shows.  We have been taking our daughter to these shows since she was about 3 years old and it's one of the events we all look forward to attending as a family.

Next year Disney on Ice will celebrate 100 years of Magic with their latest show: DISNEY ON ICE: 100 YEARS OF MAGIC, maybe I could have set that up differently, but this seems like it will be a show that is full of excitement and a lot of characters.

Here is the official press release from Feld Entertainment about the latest show. 

The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. This monumental ice skating spectacular is slated to open at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., Jan. 20 - 24, then move to Chicago’s United Center, Jan. 27 - Feb. 7, 2016.

Audiences will be a part of the magic of Disney as Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 beloved characters starring Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and featuring an ensemble of Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. The wintry wonderland of Disney’s Frozen also comes to life with Anna, Elsa, and the hilarious Olaf, as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo, Disney’s Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime.

The legacy of Disney is displayed through 14 classic and modern stories in this epic production that features an international team of award-winning figure skaters, high-energy choreography and a breathtaking set.  With over 30 melodious masterpieces such as “Let It Go!,” “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” and “Hakuna Matata,” Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic is the ultimate Disney fan experience.

Allstate Arena performances of Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic are scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, and Thursday, Jan. 21; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, and Sunday, Jan. 24. United Center shows are 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, and Friday, Jan. 29; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31; 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, and Friday, Feb. 5, and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, and Sunday, Feb. 7.

Tickets, starting at $20, are available at the Allstate Arena and United Center box offices, all Ticketmaster locations, on the web at, and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Parking for all performances is free with ticket purchase in all official Allstate Arena and United Center parking lots. Service charges, facility and handling fees may apply.

To learn more, visit Disney On Ice at, on Facebook and YouTube.

Stay tuned for our next post about this show and a giveaway for tickets to attend with your family.

Thank you for reading.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The BFG trailer looks spooky good!

I remember reading THE BFG when I was in elementary school. I was such a big fan of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, that I pretty much wanted to read everything that Roald Dahl wrote. When I read THE BFG, I thought it would be really cool to have a giant for a friend. I mean, imagine how easy it would be to travel or get something off the top shelf?  

Monday, December 14, 2015

Playing with toys at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair #ChiTAG

A few weeks ago the Fandads took part in Chicago Toy and Game Week and it was a blast like always.  We saw some amazing fashions and played with some pretty cool toys. Here is a quick recap of what went down that fun filled weekend. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

"Who wants $20?" Free screening of DADDY'S HOME in Chicago!

The last time Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg were together in a movie it was in an off-beat police comedy called "The Other Guys" and I found it to be funny and strange at the same time.  It was a great premise and these two actors had a fun chemistry with each other. 

The Rocky Connection. #Giveaway

I remember one time when I was younger my grandparents on my father's side came to visit. I've talked about my grandfather before on this blog and he's the reason why I participate in Movember, but this is one memory that has always stayed with me.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Coloring with the Force thanks to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? It was almost like a million bloggers all cried out at once and then silence...but not for everyone.  This weekend a few of my fellow bloggers are heading to the HUGE #StarWarsEvent in Los Angeles and I will be following along via the hashtag #StarWarsEvent.  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Counting Down to Christmas with Arlo from The Good Dinosaur

Remember when you were younger and the anticipation for Christmas once December hits? Did you "X" out the days until Christmas? I remember doing that with my calendars and just could not wait until the day came when I could celebrate with my family and see what gifts were waiting for us under the Christmas tree.

If you have children (or are just a kid at heart) you know that advent calendars are a better way to count down the days until Christmas than just drawing an "X" on the calendar.  If you are like me and waited until the last minute to get one and can not find the one you are looking for, I'm looking at you Lego Star Wars advent calendar, than this is a quick and easy one to make at home with your children. 

Countdown the days with Arlo and see what's hidden behind the doors each day.  I would tell you what's being door number 2, but I think I should keep it a surprise.  What are you waiting for? Start that printer and get to printing and cutting!! 

Click here to print out your own and to let the fun begin!

THE GOOD DINOSAUR is in theaters now. Get your tickets here and avoid the lines. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Where's Luke? I have a theory.

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens releasing in a few weeks, the big question has been: Where is Luke?  Well, after sitting down and looking at the teasers and trailers a few times I have come up with a theory.