Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart – Review

My family and I had a great time at Disney On Ice on Wednesday night at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. I had been looking forward to it for quite a while but I didn’t tell my girls until the day before. Otherwise they would constantly be asking “Are we going to Disney On Ice today?!”. Everything Disney does is great, so I knew I would enjoy the show but watching the joy on my girls faces is what I love the most. We’ve been to a few different Disney On Ice shows and Follow Your Heart definitely did not disappoint!

img_2180Meeting Mickey and Minnie before the show was a huge bonus! Mae is still talking about it!

familyphoto2-1-of-1The show opens with Riley from Inside Out, her hokey teammates, and a cheer squad in a fun musical number.

riley-1-of-1emotions-1-of-1A Beauty and the Beast act follows and this was very entertaining! I love how Disney finds new ways to retell the Classic stories.

beauty-1-of-1Follow Your Heart has a couple of aerial performances that are really unique. When I asked my oldest daughter Clara what her favorite parts were she said it was the aerial acts. The first one is The Little Mermaid doing acrobatics while dangling on a rope from the ceiling. And the second is Rapunzel and Flynn Rider flying through the air on yellow silks that represent her long locks.

rapunzel-1-of-1Halfway through the show, the production takes a brief intermission (15-20 minutes). It’s a great time to grab a snack or the kids can have their picture taken with various backdrops in the concourse. The second half opens with the summer’s hit “Finding Dory”.

dory-1-of-1Finally, the last half hour of the show is dedicated to Frozen. My three year old Mae was waiting all night for this! Even if you are sick of Frozen by now, you’ll appreciate the beauty of this act. The snow falling, costumes, choreography, and set is all incredible!


All the other Disney princesses make an appearance in the show as well as other favorite characters from Toy Story. It is an overall fantastic show!

Tickets are still available for the remaining performances at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, VA.

  • Friday, October 21st @ 10:30 a.m., and 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 22nd @ 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 23rd @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

You can also catch the show in Baltimore October 27th – 30th.













Barbie and Her Sisters in a Puppy Chase + GIVEAWAY!


My girls are slightly obsessed with the Barbie movies, so they are very excited about this new release! I am very thankful that they give me peaceful road trips and time to get dinner made! I have 10 copies of Barbie and Her Sisters in a Puppy Chase on DVD/Blu-ray/Digital HD to giveaway. Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win! 

Barbie™ and her sisters discover everything’s better when you do it together in this splashy, sun-kissed adventure!  After the girls and their pets arrive at an island paradise for Chelsea’s™ big dance competition, they decide to make a quick side trip to see the nearby Dancing Horse Festival. But when their furry friends go missing at the event, it’s up to the sisters to find them before Chelsea’s™ show. While the puppies are out having an adventure of their own, the girls must use their imaginations and work together to find their furry friends in this tail-wagging good time!



Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart + Trivia


The countdown is on…..less than 3 days until Disney On Ice is coming to Fairfax, VA October 19-23! I can’t wait to see the show and watch my girls faces light up with pure joy! Here is some fun Disney trivia to play with your kids!


Q: What does Dory do when she doesn’t know what to do?
A: Just keep swimming.

Q: Who likes warm hugs?
A: Olaf

Q: What does Ariel refer to as a “dinglehopper”?
A: Fork

Q: On her birthday, Rapunzel’s dream is to do what?
A: See the lanterns

Q: In which movie is Mickey Mouse the Sorcerer’s Apprentice?
A: Fantasia

Q: Name as many Disney Princesses as you can
A: (most wins, 13 total)- Cinderella, Show White, Belle, Aurora/sleeping beauty, Tiana, Rapunzel, Ariel/little mermaid, Jasmine, Mulan, Merida, Elsa, Anna, and Pocohontas

Q: Name all 7 of the dwarfs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
A: Bashful, Sneezy, Dopey, Doc, Sleepy, Grumpy and Happy


SenSations Party Designs + Giveaway!


As parents, we want our children to have fun, unique and memorable parties to celebrate their birthdays. But the party planning process can be stressful with all the time and money it takes. I’m all for anything that saves time and simplifies things for me, so I was excited to hear about a new local party design company.

SenSations Party Designs was started by an Arlington mom who has a passion for entertaining. She was tired of the generic themes at the party supply chain stores and decided to make her own party-ware and decorations. Now, her goal is to help other busy parents plan and deliver the perfect, one-of-a-kind social event that will leave you and your guests delighted. SenSations focuses on attention to detail and high quality products to make every party special on any budget. Check out the website to see some of the adorable creations by the owner, Meredith. The options are endless as she will take any theme or idea you bring her and make something truly unique.

We are giving away this fun SenSations “Trick-or-Treat” banner and 8 personalized goodie bags! This is perfect for anyone who is throwing a Halloween party. It would also be cute to have as a decoration in your home and the goodie bags could be used for your children’s friends! Just leave a comment on this post to enter! A winner will be selected and notified on October 18th.












Advance Screening: Trolls


I am hosting an Advance Screening of Trolls on Saturday, October 15th 2016 at 11:00am at AMC Hoffman Center 22 (206 Swamp Fox Road, Alexandria, VA 22314).

Release Date: November 04, 2016
Rating: PG
Synopsis: From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ Trolls. This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach. Featuring original music from Justin Timberlake, and soon-to-be classic mash-ups of songs from other popular artists, the film stars the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Gwen Stefani, and many more.

I have 25 admit-4 tickets available. Please click here to download your passes.

Website: https: www.dreamworks.com/trolls


Monster Jam 2017


Washington D.C. Monster Jam Triple Threat Series presented by AMSOIL® Tickets On-Sale Now

 Tickets start at $15 for Monster Jam at the Verizon Center

Washington D.C. (September 27, 2016) – Feld Entertainment Inc. announced today that tickets for Monster Jam Triple Threat Series presented by AMSOIL®, the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet, are now on sale. Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $15. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com and the Verizon Center box office.

Monster Jam will be performing at the Verizon Center on:

  • Saturday, January 28 @ 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 29 @ 1:00 p.m.

The AMSOIL series can only be seen in select cities across the country and features the most extreme athletes of Monster Jam.  Washington D.C. fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. These premier athletes vying to be the nation’s capital champion are:

  • Grave Digger
  • El Toro Loco
  • Pirate’s Curse
  • Shark
  • Alien Invasion
  • Zombie
  • Monster Mutt Rottweiler
  • Blue Thunder

*Trucks/drivers subject to change

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to125 to 130 feet in distance and up to 35 feet in the air.

The Pit Parties on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. give fans the opportunity to meet the Monster Jam athletes and get up close to the Monster Jam trucks. Pit Passes are available for $10 at the arena box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or Charge by Phone at 800-745-3000. Same day event ticket along with Pit Pass required for entry.

For more information on a Monster Jam near you, please log onto www.MonsterJam.com or follow us via our social channels below:

About Feld Entertainment

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com.



The Pike & Rose Experience

 streetview-1-of-1Pike & Rose
11580 Old Georgetown Rd
North Bethesda, MD 20852

The new Pike & Rose neighborhood in North Bethesda has become a go-to spot for shopping, dining and entertainment for my family. It is such a bright and happy area along  Rockville Pike and as a bonus for us, it’s only a few miles from our house. I absolutely dread going to the Mall. It takes forever to find a parking spot and then you have to waste more time getting to where you need to go inside the Mall and fighting crowds on top of that….no thank you! I find Pike & Rose to be stress-free starting with the garage parking – it’s convenient and the first two hours are free.



I first discovered Pike & Rose when my husband and I were looking for new restaurants for date night. It’s always fun and interesting to try new places. First we had a great meal at Summer House – it’s a must! I love the vibe and the food is fantastic. We have also gone back for other dates at City Perch and Del Frisco’s Grille. When our girls are dining with us we like to eat at either &pizza, Chipotle, or Roti. And for a sweet treat – froyo at Tutti Fruitti is always a good choice!


Not only do I love the dining options but the shopping is top notch too! I was so happy once I found out there was a Gap at Pike & Rose. This means no more dreaded trips to the mall for my family’s wardrobe essentials. I purchased a lot of back-to-school clothes for my girls at the Gap Kids because they are priced well, cute, trendy, and durable. I also get a lot of the classics like denim, khakis, and t-shirts for my husband and I at the Gap. And their workout clothes are great too!


Yogaso is my go-to store for the truly unique and special clothes for my girls. They sell clothing and toys from around the world. You can get things here that you can’t find anywhere else. It’s a great place to purchase outfits for those special occasions like the first day of school, birthdays, family photos, or holidays. I picked out an adorable Petite Lucette top and skirt for Mae’s first day of pre-school. She loved it and begged to wear it again on the second day of school!


In addition to the Gap and Yogaso, there is also a brand new Nike Factory store, Francesca’s, and Lucky Brand store. There is also a Season’s Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom that is perfect for anyone who loves to cook. And also a great place to purchase gifts.


Entertainment & Events

The iPic theater at Pike & Rose is definitely the coolest theater in our area! My girls thought it was so special to have a reclining seat with a pillow and blanket. And the free popcorn delivered right to their seats was an added bonus!


Pike & Rose also holds special events throughout the year and we are big fans of their PIKEkids series. The kids events are held on the last Saturday of each month for ages 12 and under. They are usually free but require an RSVP to reserve a spot. Stay up-to-date on all the events here.

At one PIKEkids event this summer my girls had fun creating edible art at Seasons Taproom. The kids used fresh berries, edible flowers, freeze dried fruit and Seasons Balsamic Vinegars to make their own edible creations!


At another fun PIKEkids event this summer, we enjoyed an Instrument Petting Zoo and a performance by the band, Here Comes Trouble at AMP powered by Strathmore.


Pike & Rose’s third annual Piketoberfest is coming up on October 8th from 1-4pm. It is free to attend. There will be a craft beer tent, lawn games, and lots of kids activities. Plus live music sponsored by AMP by Strathmore. There will be food for sale and sampling by Carluccio’s, City Perch, Del Frisco’s Grille, Summer House, Stella Barra, and Roti. Sidewalk sales and special offers from Gap and Gap Kids, Francesca’s, Lucky Brand, Nike, Season’s Taproom and Yogaso Boutique.

You definitely need to go check out Pike & Rose if you haven’t been yet. It’s an all around beautiful and comfortable place for dining, shopping, and family entertainment!








Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart + GIVEAWAY!


We are so excited for this show! And I am thrilled to be giving away a family 4-pack of tickets to see the performance on Wednesday, October 19th at 7:00pm. Leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win! I will choose a winner at random on Tuesday, October 11th.


Featuring Disney•Pixar’s Record-Breaking Animated Hit Finding Dory and Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out

 Tickets are on sale now!

 [Fairfax, VA, September 8, 2016] – Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is bringing Disney•Pixar’s record-breaking animated feature Finding Dory to the ice for the first time in this live production produced by Feld Entertainment. The ice-skating extravaganza featuring Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out, Disney’s Frozen and other beloved Disney stories visits EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA on October 19 – 23, for 9 performances. Tickets are on sale now.

Just keep swimming with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they embark on a life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family. Cheer with the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out –Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust– as they help Riley find the confidence to win the hockey championship and experience the emotional rollercoaster of growing up. Venture to wintery world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true through their virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and The Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into Fairfax, VA!

There’s something for everyone in a show that features 60 characters. The wintery world of Arendelle sets the stage for Olaf and Kristoff as they help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. Audiences will celebrate friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and more pals from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story. With Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse leading the way, this new Disney On Ice production will excite and amaze fans of all ages.

Date and Time of Performances:

  • Wednesday, October 19th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 20th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 21st @ 10:30 a.m., and 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 22nd @ 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 23rd @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Stay current on the latest developments through social media, including instructions on how to access presale codes for future Disney On Ice productions:

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIce

Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #DisneyOnIce #FollowYourHeart @NicoleFeld (Show Producer)

YouTube: www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce

Instagram: @DisneyOnIce

Members of the media should visit www.FeldEntertainment.com/PressRoom for more information.  Photos can be found at www.FeldEntertainment.com/hrp (username: feldmedia; password: photos).

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart are on sale now and start at $20. Tickets are subject to availability, and VIP and Front Row seating is limited.  Market pricing applies to all tickets.  All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, via www.ticketmaster.com, and the EagleBank Arena box office.  For group rates and information, contact 202-661-5061.



Barbie Starlight Adventure + Giveaway!


I have 10 copies of Barbie Starlight Adventure to giveaway! Please comment below to claim one! This is the perfect treat for little girls! My daughters both loved the last Barbie movie “Barbie: Spy Squad” and they are super excited about this new one:

Barbie™ and her devoted pet sidekick, Pupcorn, fly high on fun hoverboarding adventures across a beautiful, far-off planet. One day, everything changes when the twinkling galaxy stars start to dim and slow their dance in the sky. Although nervous about leaving her home, Barbie™ travels to Capital Planet to join a special rescue team on a mission to save the stars. Once there, she meets galactic hoverboard champion Sal-lee and a team of talented new friends. Barbie™ soon discovers that if she listens to her heart, and with the help of her friends, she might be the leader the whole universe has been waiting for!






Wayside Farm Fun!

Wayside Farm
5273 Harry Byrd Highway
Berryville, Virginia 22611

Fall is just around the corner and Wayside Farm will be opening next week on Saturday, September 17th! Each season they turn their 120-acre working farm into a unique Fall Festival with pig races, hayrides, pumpkin drops, corn mazes and much more! The best part is this year Wayside has kindly offered all of you 20% off – just mention Capitol Momma at the register! 

​General Admission……..$10/person
2 and under………………..FREE
Military with ID…………….FREE
Group (10-20)……………..$9/person
Group (20 or more)……..$8/person


Wayside also has some fun events this year:

Family Friendly Pumpkin Run

On Sunday, October 23 they will have their popular Pumpkin Run around the farm.  The morning starts with a kids’ 5K obstacle run, followed by a carnival where the kids will be entertained so that Mom and Dad and older siblings can walk/run a 5K around the farm.  After the race, the farm will open and all families are invited to stay and play.  100% of proceeds from the race are donated to Loudoun Breast Health Network.  To register or for more information, visit http://www.waysidefarmfun.com/pumpkin-run.html


Spooky Night Time Corn Maze

On October 21st and 22nd from 6-10 PM the Loudoun Valley Drama Club will turn the maze into a spooky haunt. Visitors can choose to either navigate the corn maze in the dark at night without extra spooks, or pick the spooky path and plan to be scared!

Redskins Corn Maze

This year the farm is celebrating all things Redskins, including the Kirk Cousins Corn Maze (as seen on ESPN!) How cool is this?! Go skins!


Make sure to include Wayside in your family fun plans this Fall! They will be open weekends September 17 through October 30.