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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Williams Sonoma Debuts Limited Edition BEAUTY AND THE BEAST LeCreuset Cookware

Beauty and the Beast

SAN FRANCISCO--Williams Sonoma, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) portfolio of brands, in partnership with Le Creuset, is announcing its first collaboration with The Walt Disney Studios. The kitchenware retailer is debuting an exclusive Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Soup Pot by Le Creuset to coincide with the release of the live-action adaptation of the 1991 Disney classic. The limited edition blue-enameled cast iron soup pot is decorated with the signature Beauty and the Beast rose with an oversized gold knob bearing the inscription, “Be Our Guest.” Starting today the limited quantity of five hundred pots is available for purchase at williams-sonoma.comlecreuset.com and Le Creuset Signature Stores. Williams Sonoma stores nationwide will also host events celebrating the film’s release in partnership with Le Creuset.

“Disney is an iconic brand that brings nostalgia and delight to people of all ages,” said Janet Hayes, President of Williams Sonoma. “In partnership with Le Creuset, Williams Sonoma is pleased to offer this special edition pot to those who loved the original film and the next generation who gets to experience this legendary story for the first time. We are also thrilled to welcome Disney fans into our stores for one-of-a-kind experiences.”

The collaboration is part of Williams Sonoma’s continued partnership with one of the first cookware brands the 60-year-old kitchenware retailer imported. Faye Gooding, CEO of Le Creuset America commented: “Beauty and the Beast is an all-time classic and we’re proud to support this live-action adaptation with our exclusive ‘Be Our Guest’ soup pot. At Le Creuset, we strive to inspire and empower people everywhere to make joy through cooking and how better to accomplish this than with this magical collaboration with Disney and our great partners at Williams Sonoma.”

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On Saturday, March 4th, Williams Sonoma stores across the country will host the Beauty and the Beast Junior Chef Cooking Class with movie-inspired kid friendly recipes created in collaboration with Le Creuset. To find out more details contact your local Williams Sonoma store or visit: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/pages/store-events/store-events/junior-chef-classes.html  

To learn more about this exclusive product, please visit: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/le-creuset-beauty-and-the-beast-soup-pot/  

ABOUT WILLIAMS SONOMA
Since its founding by Chuck Williams in 1956, the Williams Sonoma brand has been bringing people together around food. A member of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) portfolio of brands, 
Williams Sonoma is a leading specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home, providing world-class service and an engaging customer experience. Products include cookware, cooks’ tools, cutlery, electrics, bakeware, food, tabletop and bar, outdoor, cookbooks, as well as furniture, lighting and decorative accessories. Each store offers cooking classes and tastings conducted by expert culinary staff. A comprehensive gift registry program for weddings and other special events is available in stores and online. On williams-sonoma.com and the Williams Sonoma blog, Taste, customers can find recipes, tips, and techniques that help them create delicious meals and wonderful memories. Williams Sonoma is also part of an active community on FacebookInstagram, Twitter, PinterestGoogle+ and YouTube.

ABOUT LE CREUSET
Since 1925, Le Creuset has focused on inspiring and empowering people everywhere to make joy through cooking. From the company's original enameled cast iron cookware to stoneware, stainless, accessories and more, Le Creuset offers products across a range of materials and categories that guarantees the right tool for the right job. Le Creuset celebrates the role it has played in the lives and kitchens of cooks around the world, and looks forward to continuing to make memories with generations to come. For more information, please visit www.lecreuset.com/about.  

ABOUT DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in Disney’s live-action adaptation “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast,” the screenplay is written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, p.g.a. and Todd Lieberman, p.g.a. with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Don Hahn serving as executive producers. Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.

Click HERE to see the official Beauty and the Beast trailer. 


Like BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyBeautyAndTheBeast

Follow BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beourguest

Follow BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautyandthebeast/

Visit the official BEAUTY AND THE BEAST website here: http://movies.disney.com/beauty-and-the-beast-2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens in theaters everywhere on March 17th!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Salad Recipes that are Perfect for Spring

light and healthy spring summer salad recipes

Are you looking for the perfect salad for Springtime? One that's not too heavy, not too filling, but is light, colorful and just right? I just curated a post over at Blissfully Domestic that I think you'll find to be the solution to your Spring salad woes! Click here to check it out!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Two NEW Videos Featuring Belle and Bringing Beauty to Life

Beauty and the Beast

The most anticipated film of 2017 is coming soon. March 17. That's only 23 days away, y'all! Who's ready? My kids ask me every day if it's in theaters yet. Mabry, my 3-year-old asked me today, "Peez, can we go to Booty an da Beas? Peez?" She's as excited as the big kids!

The amazing events team at Disney Social Media Moms gave us an eight minute sneak peek of the film. You guys, it's breathtaking! Emma Watson is a perfect Belle. Luke Evans as Gaston is a swoon-worthy match. And, how about Josh Gad as Lefou? I have to admit, when I close my eyes, I see/hear Olaf. But, Josh is a hoot, and he plays this role histarically!

Check out this short clip of the opening number. I think you'll agree, this is going to be a MUST-SEE film of the year!




This next video is of the actors and producers telling us why Beauty and the Beast is special for each of them.



"This version of Beauty and the Beast will define a whole new generation in a wonderful way." - Josh Gad

Are you excited? I've already written on my calendar, in BIG letters, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, so no other plans will be made for that evening. Come on, March 17!


Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017. 

Like BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyBeautyAndTheBeast

Follow BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beourguest

Follow BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautyandthebeast/

Visit the official BEAUTY AND THE BEAST website here: http://movies.disney.com/beauty-and-the-beast-2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens in theatres everywhere on March 17th!





Sunday, February 5, 2017

Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp

Jaguars Training Camp

It seems only fitting to repurpose this post on Super Bowl Sunday! I love looking back through these old photos of my boy. I hope you'll enjoy them, as well. After all, Gus Bradley is no longer the head coach of the Jaguars. This is like real history stuff right here! :)

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that Jonah started playing football at a local park. What began as a way for him to get out and exercise a couple of times a week with friends turned into a passion for him. When he started in the Spring it was a training camp type thing. Once he decided he loved it, we signed him up for the full-fledged game practicing. Jonah eats, breaths and sleeps FOOTBALL!

A while back, I read on Twitter that the Jacksonville Jaguars opened up 13 practices to the public. All I needed to do was go online and sign up for the dates we wanted. We went to two.

A couple of weeks ago Jonah and I went to EverBank Field to experience the Jacksonville Jaguars first Training Camp of the 2014 NFL football season.

Before heading towards the stadium we stopped at WalMart for a football. Jonah was so excited to be able to get autographs from a bunch of the players. And boy, did he get a LOT of autographs!! {as a momma, I was super bummed for him when the ONE player he waited for wouldn't stop to sign a football card because his family was with him. Chad Henne, Jonah was super upset but, he looks forward to getting your autograph really soon!}

On the days that we went to the practices, the temperatures were in the 90's and the heat index was near or over 100 degrees. It was HOT! I have no idea how those football players practice in that heat. It was sure fun to see it all happen, though. Living in Jacksonville, in a city with an NFL football is so cool. Never before were we really football fans. We certainly weren't Jaguars fans. But, now having a football player, our family has a new appreciation for what's right in our backyard. We LOVE our Jaguars!!

{Here's a BUNCH of pictures from the first practice and of Jonah getting autographs. Enjoy!}

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Friday, February 3, 2017

LOU -- A New Pixar Short

LOU -- read details at jonahbonah.com

This is exciting, friends. I'm a huge fan of Pixar Shorts. You know, the short, animated films, played at the beginning of new Disney/Pixar movies. The most recent favorite of mine is, Lava. Remember, the lonely, singing volcano, who finds true love when the tides change, I think that's how the girl volcano comes about. Either way, super cute! "I lava you." Remember?

Pixar is at it again. I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Dave Mullins, writer and director of LOU, at the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. He worked day and night to create ideas that would catch the eye of Pixar. Once the original idea of LOU came to fruition, it was in and out of production. Once finished, he graciously let us have a first look at the Short in full. Dedicated to his dad, you're going to want to see LOU! I'm gonna warn you, it's a bit of a tear jerker. 

Coming soon. Check it out! 

LOU

When a toy stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.

From Pixar Animation Studios, director Dave Mullins and producer Dana Murray, “Lou” opens in theaters on June 16, 2017, in front of “Cars 3.”


Friday, January 27, 2017

9 DIY Hearts Crafts for Valentine's Day

I love Valentine's Day. All things hearts and red and pink and Cupid. Oh, Cupid, that cute little guy!

Each year I have good intentions to decorate my mantel and hang a heart-shaped wreath on the front door. Each year I peruse blogs for fun crafts. And each year I don't decorate my mantel or hang a heart-shaped wreath. Not this year! I vow to make at least one of the following crafts AND hang a wreath!

Below I've gathered nine lovely heart ideas that are perfect for anyone to recreate. Grab a chair, your latte and a notepad and pen to make a list of the supplies you'll need to get started!

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/1/ LOVE Bowl - It has SPARKLES...need I say more?


9 DIY Hearts Crafts @jonahbonah

/2/ Heart String Art - This could be a pretty mindless activity. Grab the needed supplies and park yourself in front of the TV. Catch up on The Bachelor. Or Downton Abbey. Whatever drama show is your vice.

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/3/ Heart Pincushion - The sewist in me LOVES this craft. Make one for someone you love who sews!

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/4/ Heart Pom-Pom Wreath - Did you make pom-poms when you were a kid? I did. A million of them! I would wind and wind the yarn around a piece of cardboard, tie it off and then trim the strands until it was a cute little pom. Now you can find a fancy pom-pom maker at the craft store for less than $10. Give this wreath a try today!

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/5/ Red Heart Shaped Ice Cubes - Wouldn't it be fun to surprise the kids on Valentine's Day morning with these ice cubes? And the sprinkles trimmed glass? Be still my heart!

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/6/ Heart Shaped Bookmark - SUUUUPEEERRR simple craft for the book lover in your life!

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/7/ Burlap Valentine's Gift Bags - These would make great little bags to give small Valentine's treats to the neighbors, the mailman and your children's teachers. Fill them with candy or hot cocoa mix.

9 DIY Hearts Crafts @jonahbonah

/8/ Lighted Marquee Heart - The tutorial for this marquee is amazing! Use it to make the pictured heart or a letter. Wouldn't one of these be a great addition to a child's room? I love it!

9 DIY Hearts Crafts @jonahbonah

/9/ Heart Bokeh - As a photographer, I'm always looking for new ideas to take unique pictures. Heart bokeh? Yes, please!

Which of these heart-shaped crafts is calling your name? I'd love to see what you make! Will you share with me? I'm @jonahbonah on Instagram or leave me link to your blog  in the comments.

Wanna see more great crafts with hearts?? Check out this post I wrote on BlissfullyDomestic.com.