Friday, May 27, 2016

Santa Cruz Organic's Review & Giveaway

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I'm always looking for ways to get my kids to eat more healthy. I love when they eat organic. So, I was excited to try Santa Cruz Organic juice and applesauce. Santa Cruz Organic is a pioneer organic brand, and they offer over 50 natural products ranging from juice to peanut butter. Make sure you check out all their products!
Above is my daughter, Faith, tasting the Santa Cruz Organic Pomegranate juice. She loves it, in fact, the bottle is almost empty. The juice is gluten-free and lightly sweetened. The juice is 60 calories per serving. I do like the flavoring, but it tastes like tea to me. It's very light and refreshing.
We also tried the lemonade and the mango passionfruit flavors. Each drink contains fruit juice to fuel healthy bodies. The lemonade tasted like a "Snapple" drink to me. It was tart and had very little sugar. I love tart lemonade. The mango passionfruit was our favorite. It was sweet and very flavorful. We decided to use the rest of the juice to make popsicles.
My daughters couldn't wait to pack the Santa Cruz Organic apple sauce in their lunch boxes. Even my youngest daughter, who is one of the pickiest eaters ever, enjoyed the tart apple sauce.

Santa Cruz Organic are non-GMO project verified, lightly sweetened, and gluten free. Those facts totally make me want to buy more to fuel my kids in a healthy manner. Santa Cruz juices retail between $3.20-$3.49, depending on the location. I recommend giving them a try. I'm glad we did!

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Review

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Last night my co-blogger, Stephanie, and I took our 9 year old daughters to see the Broadway version of Beauty and the Beast at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan. We were in for a treat with a fantastic cast and beautiful scenery!

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs composed by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton. 

The original creators of the Broadway production have reunited for this new touring production. The play is directed by Rob Roth and choreographed by Matt West, with Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward (Tony Award® winner for her work on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Lighting Design by Natasha Katz (five-time Tony Award® winner), Scenic Design by Stanley A. Meyer, Sound Design by John Petrafesa Jr. and Music Supervision by Michael Kosarin.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress.  If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end, and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Based on the 1991 Academy Award®-winning animated feature film and celebrating 20 years since its Broadway premiere in 1994, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has been seen by over 35 million people worldwide in 22 countries, and has been translated into 9 different languages.  This production launched in February 2010 and has been seen by 3 million people while playing over 1,000 performances in all 50 United States and 8 Canadian Provinces.  Currently, there are four other productions playing around the world including Paris, tours in Japan and Germany, and a new international tour that currently will visit over 12 countries in two years.
The story is adapted pretty close to the original version, but with a bit of adult humor thrown in. Since this is the Broadway version, it lasts for over two hours. I don't recommend this play for kids under the age of eight. It's a longer play and contains a little bit of adult content. I would still rate it PG, but some adults may not find it appropriate for younger children or those children that have trouble sitting for that long.

My favorite character in the play was Gaston. He was PERFECT! He had an incredible singing voice and totally nailed the arrogant part. Gaston has been my favorite character in Beauty and the Beast since seeing a fabulous actor at Disney World. The scenes and sound effects in the play were stunning and spot on. My daughter, Keira, also loved Gaston. She loved that he was so funny and full of himself. Crystal~
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My daughter Rylie and I loved the familiar songs and lines of dialogue. The classic humorous lines from the Disney movie had the whole audience laughing. Mrs. Potts had an excellent voice. I also enjoyed the dancing by the ensemble. I was really impressed with all the scene changes and special effects, like the fog and lightning. I would definitely go see this show again the next time it comes to Detroit.
~ Stephanie

You still have time to get your tickets for the Sunday performances! There are shows at 1 pm & 6:30 pm.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Detroit as part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series.  Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Fox Theatre from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22.

Tickets (starting at $37.50) are on sale now and can be purchased at, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre season subscription packages up to 20% and discounts for groups are on sale now, for details call (313) 471-3099. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour in Detroit June 3-5 + Giveaway

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Moya Doherty is proud to announce the international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand with Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, which is celebrating an extraordinary milestone for an incredible show, as it makes stops in over 60 North American cities during the 2015-2016 season including a stop at the Fox Theatre on Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5; as part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series.

Tickets ($25, $45, $65 and $75) are on sale now and can be purchased at, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. Discounts are available for groups 10+, for details call (313) 471-3099. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.

Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, is currently celebrating a sold out, critically acclaimed run across Europe and Asia and will arrive in North America in fall 2015. To mark the eagerly awaited return of the show to North America, ending a four-year absence, Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour will feature new costumes, new lighting, new projections and the addition of a brand new number, “Anna Livia,” featuring the female members of the Irish dance troupe in an acapella hard-shoe number. For a complete list tour engagements and ticket information for the North American tour cities, please visit

“The success of Riverdance across the whole world has gone beyond our wildest dreams,” said producer Moya Doherty. “The fact that the show continues to draw and excite audiences is a tribute to every dancer, singer, musician, staff and crew member who have dedicated themselves to the show. This 20th Anniversary Tour is a thank you to our audiences and a celebration of what has been an incredible journey across two decades.”

Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour has set design by Robert Ballagh, lighting design by
John Comiskey, costume design by Joan Bergin and sound design by Michael O’Gorman.

With engagements which will include the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, Canada, in October 2015, Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour will play a coast to coast marathon stopping in more than 60 cities.

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London in June of that year, the reaction was unprecedented, with the original 10 performances being increased to 151 in subsequent months. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of 16 years of non-stop touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America. Since its inception Riverdance has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and most recently South America.
Performance Schedule:
Friday, June 3 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 4 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 5 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Facts about 20 years of Riverdance 
- Played 11,000 performances 
- Seen live by over 25 million people in over 465 venues worldwide 
- Played in 46 countries across 6 continents 
- Travelled 700,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!) 
- Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people 
- Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD 
- Sold 10 million Riverdance videos & DVDs 

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Choosing A Path: Homeschooling or Public School

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Before my oldest was born, my heart was leading me towards homeschooling. I hated the day my husband signed her up for a preschool program. It was even worse when she started all day kindergarten. It felt wrong. I did not work and was perfectly capable of teaching her. We had friends and went out on excursions, so socialization wasn’t a concern for me.
It was when she was half way through first grade that I finally brought her home. By then, she believed I wasn’t as “smart” as her teachers. Already, she had decided she was “too stupid” to do the math and hated reading. We had a lot of work ahead of us.
In spite of that, I believed things would be better for her and her younger sister at home. For a time, things were going well for them. They grew to love reading, discovered their personal interests and opinions, and gained a firm foundation. As time went on, however, they grew older. Raging towards teendom, they began to hunger for outside friendships, input, and knowledge.
I got them involved in a co-op, but the distance was a stretch, and many of their friends lived even further away. Finding girls, their age, who homeschooled, and lived near us, was not very fruitful. Though the classes interested them; they wanted more. They enjoyed the group learning experience. It wasn’t long before they refused to do their lessons at home and began “bucking the system” we had. They wanted to go to public school.
I cringed at the idea. I resisted and tried to reject the possibility. Even after my husband enrolled them, I hoped my girls would see all the reasons why I didn’t want them there and would decide to come home. With eyes open, they did see and understand my resistance, and there were moments they did consider homeschooling again. At this time, though, each has chosen different paths.
My younger daughter is loving school and her friends. She is excelling and has made the high honor roll every term this year. My older daughter has applied to the local middle college program and is hoping to attend this fall. Opposite my fears and doubts, my daughters are standing strong, not only in their academics but also in themselves.
Going to public school has not ruined them. The foundation we built is too strong. I am no longer afraid of the influences others may have on them because I have seen the influence they have had on others. Their courage to be themselves, share their faith, and to go against the grain, shines in their daily lives. They are not afraid to question what they are being taught and pursue their understanding of most things. (Math is still an issue for my oldest.) Their friends have not corrupted them either. They have befriended those in need and have strived to be a light in their friends’ lives. At home, they didn’t have such a far reach.
A year after diverting onto this journey I can honestly say it has been a blessing. Not only for their friends and them but me. A blessing to watch them spread their wings, test their faith, and grow. To get a small taste of the fruit which has been sown into their spirits.
Letting them choose their path is a long, ongoing process. A beautiful adventure of growth for each of us. I know the river is just beginning to hit rapids and other treacherous waters. With each white water rush, I get to know them and myself in new ways. There is a freedom in that. 

In all honesty, there is still a part of me that misses having them home. I know, though we could still homeschool, we have made the right choice for them. My desire is for them to walk the path that is best for them. At one time homeschooling was, but now it is not. It has been difficult to accept, especially when I see other families stick homeschooling out successfully. Looking back, though, I’m finally okay with that.

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Nicole Salzano is the author of, “I Should’ve Stayed in Bed”, and owner of The Eccentric Housewife blog; She is the mother of 6, homeschooling and living on a hobby farm in SE Michigan.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

kidpik #1

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I heard about kidpik from a friend. I couldn't wait for my daughter, Keira, who loves clothing as much as I do, to check it out. My 13-year-old daughter was even interested, but the sizes only go up to 14 in girls. kidpik is girl's fashion delivered to your front door for sizes 4-14. 

How does it work? Your daughter fills out a style profile and selects her style. The boxes can be chosen for either one time only, once per season, or two boxes per season. You have the choice of keeping the whole box or selected items. If you keep the whole box, you receive a 30% off discount. The whole box which included over five pieces was $81. Not a bad price at all! I was impressed.
Keira's favorite color is purple. So, I was glad that kidpik took notice of her selections. She received the soft purple shirt, purple jeggings, white shoes, and headband. The shoes were too big. She is technically a 3.5, and I had requested a 4. At kidpik, all you need to do is call customer service if you need a sizing change. I loved the purple jeggings and purple top on her. We ended up sending the white shoes back because they didn't seem like something she would keep clean. Keira spends her recesses chasing boys and quickly wears out her sneakers.
What little princess doesn't love a twirly floral dress? Keira fell in love with this summer dress. It fit her perfectly. She's already worn it to school. It is gorgeous. We kept it.
We also received this floral tee shirt and lacy green shorts. The shirt was massive on Keira and also the shorts. We decided to send them back.
Finally, we received the above tank top and patches for FREE. What a fun freebie!

Would I try kidpik again? Yes. We received a pair of pants, shirt, tank, dress, headband, and patches for about $50. My recommendation to kidpik is that I would love to order boxes whenever. I don't want to wait until the next season because my daughter wants another box for her birthday. I think this is a fabulous idea and so fun for mother and daughter to become excited about together.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” Review

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About Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.  

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo and Martin Freeman, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.
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I was invited to an advanced showing of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War earlier this week. I love Marvel movies and action movies, so I was already looking forward to this latest sequel. At the theater, we had to choose which side we were on, Team Cap or Team Iron Man. I choose Team Iron Man since I was wearing my Iron Man shirt. I received the cool button pictured above. When I got home, my youngest wanted the button.
I enjoyed this movie; it doesn't even feel like it is 2.5 hours long. I think it is worth it to see in 3D, or even in IMAX if you get the chance. I kept noticing how you feel more like you are part of the action.
I laughed a bit at some of the things that Captain America does, but at least we get to see his muscles. Also, I'm not sure which side won the "civil war".
You are introduced to Black Panther. He's getting his own movie. I liked learning a little more about Vision and Scarlet Witch. However, I do miss Thor and Hulk. Watch for Ant Man's new super power. Spiderman is a new actor, the third one if you are counting. He is goofy, for comedy effect, and because that is how he acts in the comic books. Spiderman will be back in another movie, too.
Stan Lee's cameo was especially comical in this movie. Make sure you stay through the credits for not one, but two extra scenes.
There is a lot of fighting action, but I don't think it is too scary for elementary aged kids, and I only noticed one swear word.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Stitch Fix #13

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It has been two months since my last Stitch Fix box. I decided to make this one my Mother's Day gift. I asked my stylist for clothing to make me feel beautiful. I had been feeling rough lately since we just moved and I haven't had time for too much. Somehow, my stylist had read my old note asking for clothing for Florida. I had gone on vacation and come back, but it worked out because I need summer clothing more than anything else. This month I had a different stylist, her name is Erica.

What is Stitch Fix? Stitch Fix is a styling service. When you request a box, the stylist will look at your Pinterest board, that you will set up, to find out your personal style. The stylist picks out five pieces to send you. The five pieces are to update your wardrobe and get you to step out of your "regular" style box. The cool part is you can try on the clothing in the comfort of your home and keep them for up to three days. If you end up purchasing nothing, you only pay a $20 styling credit. If you buy any of the items, the $20 styling credit is applied to your purchase. If you buy the entire box, you receive a 25% discount. The best deal is when you keep the whole box.

Pixley Peeves Halter Top & Dear John Lillie Cuffed Denim Short
Let me first say don't mind the carpet and walls. We just moved in, and I need to pull up the hall carpet and paint. With that being said, let's move on to the goodies. I'm always in need of everyday clothing. I have a dress addiction and would buy nothing but dresses during the summer. In reality, I don't wear them that often. I fell in love with the Pixley top. I loved the neckline on it. It was slightly big around my arms, but it didn't show anything, so I kept it. The Dear John shorts weren't too tight nor too short. Now that I'm older I like body parts a little more covered. I wasn't a huge fan of showing this much of my legs, but I loved the look. I kept both the shorts and top. Good job, Erica!

Dolce Vita Jasmyn Lace-Up Gladiate Sandal
I wasn't sure about these because my feet swell so bad, but I soon discovered that they match everything. You could even wear these with a dress, and they look great. I decided they were essential to update my spring/summer look. Plus, they were padded and comfy.

Adrianna Papell Devorah Dress
As soon as I saw this dress I was in love. I love anything red, white, and blue. This dress looked great but felt a little stiff. Also, I have a few others just like it. I loved the red zipper in the back. It totally made this dress fun. I ended up selling it to another Stitch Fix member on a group. One hot dress!

Collective Concepts Ali V-neck Dress
I had wanted a floral dress because I see floral everywhere. I thought this dress was a little too bold for me. I wasn't a fan of the flowers and the colors. Also, not a big fan of the style. I ended up keeping this one because it paid for itself but it's up for sale. If anyone is interested, it's $75 shipped. It's size small. It should fit a size 4 and 6. The US only!

I was euphoric with this box. I didn't receive anything that I hated. It was all fun to try on for a mini fashion show. I scheduled my next box for the end of May.

Have you tried Stitch Fix? What is your favorite item I received?

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Orkin Mosquito Summer Scientist Giveaway

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Summer is almost here! That means picnics, baseball games, barbecues and all the fun of enjoying the great outdoors with your family. There’s one thing no one likes about being outdoors, though, mosquitoes! Not only are they a nuisance, but they also pose potentially serious health risks. Fortunately, the experts at Orkin study the science of mosquitoes and other pests closely in order to better tailor plans that help keep them out of your home this summer.
To help you better prepare yourself and your family to fight the bite, Orkin presents the “Buzzer Beater” app, which features its deep scientific knowledge of mosquitoes.

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The Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kits are fun for the whole family! Each pack includes:
Bug Catcher Craft Kits: These awesome DIY bug catcher kits will let your family’s personality shine through while also learning about nature and the world around us. The kits include a variety of foam ladybugs, dragonflies and more!
Bug Nets: Explore the great outdoors with these fun mesh insect nets. They can be used to collect and study butterflies, ladybugs, caterpillars and many other backyard creatures.
See-Through Bug Jars: Reveal the wonders of your backyard with these clear bug jars. Each transparent plastic box has a magnifying lid for better insect viewing. Young explorers love discovering worms, butterflies, ants and insects. These containers allow them to make homes for their new discoveries.
Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters: Scratch faces, designs and more on these Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters! A perfect kids' activity for critter lovers, simply scratch away the black coating to reveal vibrant rainbow colors. Includes butterflies, frogs, turtles and more.
Glow-in-the-Dark Creepy Crawlers: Turn off the lights and let them glow! These vinyl glow-in-the-dark bugs are lots of fun for all ages.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Save Money With Groupon Coupons

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Everyone has heard of Groupon. I'm a huge fan and have been for years. But, did you know that Groupon has fantastic coupon deals, too? These coupons are exciting news for me because I love to save money!

If you're looking for a bargain, Groupon is the place to go for coupons. I found some extraordinary deals from my favorite stores. Right this moment I found a buy two get one free at Ulta, along with great deals from Red Lobster. So now you can skip the Sunday newspaper and check Groupon instead!

Were you aware that you can find Macy'sKohl's, and Nordstroms coupons on Groupon Coupons? I LOVE Kohl's, so I'm super duper excited that I have all the latest deals right on the Groupon website. No more searching all over the internet for bargains, just head straight on over to Groupon.

When I'm looking for something fun to do with my family and friends, I always check Groupon first. I've purchased paint nights out with my girlfriends, eyelash extensions, and vacations. I've always been happy with my purchases and even dealing with Groupon customer service is easy. You can't say that for many companies.

Did you know that Groupon is on Facebook and Twitter? Check them out for the latest deals!

Head on over to Groupon Coupons to save some money. You will be glad that you did!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Harlem Globetrotters in Michigan + Ticket Giveaway

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The Original Harlem Globetrotters will make their 90th anniversary the biggest in their history!
The Harlem Globetrotters began in 1926 as the Savoy Big Five. Now 90 years and 20,000 games later, the team has become one of the most recognizable franchises in sports.
The Harlem Globetrotters continue a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages.
My family has been attending the show for several years now. It's a fun family event that we always look forward to. My youngest daughter is so excited for this entertaining basketball game. She loves the mascot, Globie. Don't expect it to be a regular game, it's more of a comedy show. The players will run through the stands trying to throw a bucket of water on each other. They also pick people in the audience to make jokes about or to pull out on to the court.
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Team Mascot Globie!
How is a Harlem Globetrotter standing on the basketball hoop?!
What is your favorite sport?
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One lucky Mom Among Chaos reader will win a family 4 pack of tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters at 1 pm on 4/17/16 in Auburn Hills, MI.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Zootopia Review and Activities

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A few weeks ago I took my daughters to an early screening of Zootopia. They both loved it. My younger daughter is 9 and a half. She is already wishing for some Zootopia toys and asking me to buy the movie. My older daughter is 13. She wrote the following review.
What I think of the Disney Film Zootopia.
It was adorable! With all of the animals in their human clothes and how they had human jobs. I also liked how they proved that not just big, strong, tough guys could be police officers, but a tiny little rabbit could be one, too.
I felt bad when she got her dreams crushed in the beginning by being on parking ticket duty. But she made the best of it and made it fun. And when the Rhino told her to stop, she just couldn't do that.
Then she took on what she thought was an easy case and found out it was much bigger than she thought. It was nice to see different animals work together, even if they're the opposite types.
Overall I thought it was very inspirational for little girls. It's also cute, funny, scary, and suspenseful. I LOVED it! 
~ Katelyn (Go check out her blog here.)

I enjoyed the movie myself. I don't think it's really necessary to see it in 3D. However, there are some cool 3D parts, like when Judy first arrives in the city from her small farm town, it reminded me of many movies with big city arrivals. I'm sure I will buy Zootopia so we can watch it again and again. I especially liked the music and the theme of not giving up, even when you could fail. 

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I spotted the cutest Zootopia clothes and accessories at Target.
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Learn how to draw Judy Hopps from Zootopia. 

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