Welcome to the 14 Days of Love series! Each day, I will be sharing the answers that were given to me by 14 content creators that I connected with on social media.
Today is Day 11, and our feature is Lauren. She focuses her blog on Disney topics, advice, financial tips, and more. Here's more about Lauren:
I asked each of my featured creators to answer a few questions for me. Check out Lauren's answers below and head on over to www.LaurenyLoves.co.uk to show her some LOVE!
Q: WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR BLOG/YOUTUBE CHANNEL?
The thing I love most about having a blog is the freedom to write about everything that I love and share that with other like minded people. The great thing about having a YouTube channel is it’s something to look back on, my YouTube channel is a joint venture with my fiancé so it’s great to do that together.
Q. WHAT DO YOU HOPE PEOPLE WILL KNOW YOU AND YOUR BLOG FOR?
I hope people will know me for being honest and down to Earth in an industry that often gets carried away with numbers and portraying an unrealistic lifestyle I hope I’m showing the life of an average girl and how that’s ok!
Q. WHAT TOPICS DO YOU MOST LOVE TO COVER ON YOUR BLOG?
I cover all sorts on my blog and that’s just the way I like it! My favourite content to write will always be my Disney content and my money-saving advice posts though. Disney because it’s so fun and magical and the money-saving posts because I hope I’m helping people.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE POST AND WHY?
Q. WHO ARE YOUR INSPIRATIONS AND WHY DO YOU LOVE THEM?
My inspirations are definitely other bloggers who are like me, keeping it real. It’s so refreshing to read content from average girls who are killing it on their blogs. Lifestyle blogs are definitely my favourite because I like a wide range of content.
Q. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER BLOGGERS?
My only piece of advice would be just keep doing what your doing, in a world where it’s so easy to compare yourself to others keep in mind that life on social media is heavily editing and it’s perfectly fine and normal if your life doesn’t look like the edited version of someone else’s!
Laureny Loves | www.LaurenyLoves.co.uk
Twitter | @LaurenyCaton
Instagram | @laureny.c
YouTube | Josh & Lauren's WanderWorks
Halloween is rapidly approaching. As I was brainstorming ideas for Blog-tober, I thought that it would be a unique idea to take some Halloween personality and trivia quizzes and share with you my results.
If you want to take these quizzes for yourself, just click the heading and they will open in a separate tab or page. If you'd like, I'd love to hear your results, so leave a comment with your results, or Tweet me!
Without further ado, let's get into these quizzes and results!
I'm sad that I did so poorly on this one. Turns out, I don't know as much about scary pop culture as I thought I did. How did you do?
According to this quiz, I should dress up as an "Adult Beef Taco." The revelation of this result was followed by "You believe a well balanced-diet involves having a taco in each hand, so just go ahead and dress up like one!" I can't argue with it there!
It says "for you, nothing beats hanging around..." OK... "You're also loud, strong, and have an excellent sense of hearing. You come off as annoying from time to time, but that's only because you don't like being alone." Awww, I'm annoying?
who was burned alive by vengeful parents after he murdered children. Death doesn't let Freddy stop him from exacting his revenge on the people of the town and he uses sleep to get into children's heads to kill them. On top of being determined, you're pretty creative and always find the most interesting ways to solve your problems." I knew I was creative, but I never imagined it would link me to a murderer!
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I haven't had the pleasure of having my own children just yet, but I know that many parents struggle around Halloween to find activities to do with their children that aren't inappropriate for their age.
After all, Halloween is all about the scares, gore, and spooky creatures. I could totally understand why this would scare a child. So, as a huge fan of movies, I always think a movie night is the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit. However, watching kid cartoons can be rather boring for you.
To make it easier for my readers who are parents, I wanted to highlight some of my favorite Halloween movies that are kid- and adult-friendly as well as provide a list of movies that I think could work. You can find that list at the bottom of the page! Let's get started!
I'm a bit biased, but I love Jack Black! When Goosebumps came out in 2015, I had to get to the theater to see it. As an adult, I really enjoyed the movie. I also think that children will also enjoy this movie. It isn't too spooky and has a great twist waiting for you at the end!
PLOT: Zach Cooper has just moved from his big city lifestyle to a small town where his mother will be the principal at his new school. He meets Hannah, his neighbor. Zach becomes fearful for Hannah's safety as he notices that her father is very strict about her leaving the home.
After hearing a ton of scary sounds, Zach breaks into Hannah's house and finds original copies of R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" series. But when they open the book to check it out, they unleash Stine's imaginative monsters. Will they return the masters to their books? Watch to find out!
THE HAUNTED MANSION (2003)
Eddie Murphy provides so much comic relief in The Haunted Mansion that you'll forget that its even supposed to be spooky!
PLOT: Jim Evers is a real estate agent looking to make the big bucks. He decides to take his wife Sara and kids out for a vacation. But, because of his workaholic nature, he stops by a creepy mansion he had gotten a call about earlier.
Sara goes missing and Jim quickly learns that the creaks in the floor boards aren't the house settling, but are rather the hundreds of ghosts haunting the mansion. He and his kids go on a quest to find his wife and save the ghosts of Gracey Manor!
If you're looking for a cute animated film, Coco is one of my favorite. It really captures Latin culture and Dia de Los Muertos, which I don't believe was actually highlighted in a film like this before.
This one is certainly a throwback, but Casper is such a great kid-friendly Halloween movie. I mean, he is Casper the FRIENDLY ghost after all!
HOCUS POCUS (1993)
This Disney film has become near synonymous with Halloween, which many people cuddling up in their beds throughout the season to enjoy the movie, starring Bette Middler and Sarah Jessica Parker.
PLOT: Max and his family move to Salem, Mass. and decide to check out the Sanderson Sister's home. Max lights a candle and it awakens the sisters, who are dedicated to sucking the lives out of the children of Salem to preserve their youth.
Max, his sister Dani, and Max's friend Allison spend Halloween night trying to stop the witches with the help of Bynx, a magical cat who was once a boy! Will they triumph over the witches? Watch to find out!
OTHER MOVIE IDEAS
- The Halloweentown Series
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- The Scooby Doo Movie
- Hotel Transylvania (one and two)
- Monsters vs. Aliens
- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
- The Shrek Series
- The Addams Family
- Corpse Bride
- Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- The Harry Potter Series
I hope you enjoyed this list of kid-friendly movies that you will also enjoy as a parent. I hope you have a great weekend and spend some of the time watching these flicks!
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