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Book review – My Little Leprechaun

  Can you believe that St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. Seriously... wasn't it just New Year's Day? Valentine's Day seems like it was yesterday. Sigh... time flies way too quickly. St. Patrick's Day seems to be more of an adult holiday. It's not something that most kids (especially little one) look forward to. That is unless you … [More...]

Time for a change? Check out what’s new from VITA Good Life

  How often do you switch things up around your home? Are you someone who hasn't painted a wall or purchased new curtains in ages, or are you someone like me who likes to changes things up every couple of years? Maybe its the Gemini in me, but I get bored with thing quickly - including home decor, wall colors and furniture. Needless to say my … [More...]

How to spend quality time with your four-legged family members

  February is the month of Love, after all, Valentine's Day falls in the month of February. Did you do anything special for Valentine's Day with your significant other? My husband and I didn't do much, but that is OK. The anniversary of our fist date is on February 2nd, so we celebrate that anniversary and Valentine's Day at the same time (21 … [More...]

The incredible Lemon

  Are you a fan of lemons? I know that not many people are because lemons are extremely sour. When our son was little he would eat lemon slices. The sour and bitter taste didn't bother him one bit. I guess that is why he can tolerate extremely sour candies. Blah! I can't eat those things. I like lemons when they are incorporated into … [More...]

10 Ways stress is written all over your face

  According to Dr. Sanam Hafeez Psy. D, Colombia University Professor and Founder of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services in New York City; stress is written all over our face and can result in looking years older when stressed for prolonged periods of time. Dr. Hafeez whose expertise is in understanding neural pathways as they … [More...]

Current Giveaways

Get ready to “rock out” with Rock Dog – coming to theaters this Friday (giveaway ends 2/28/17)

  Are you looking for something fun this weekend to do with your family? Why not check out the latest andimated film from Lionsgate - Rock Dog. When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events. … [More...]

LEGO Batman Movie – In theaters this Friday (giveaway ends 2-18-17)

  Whenever I think of the film The LEGO® Movie, I can't help but think of the song "Everything is Awesome." The film actually was pretty awesome. I honestly didn't think I was going to like it but after I saw it I was totally into it. It had something for everyone and both young and old alike could enjoy it. A new LEGO film is coming to … [More...]

Awards Season Giveaway From Fandango/FandangoNOW (giveaway ends 1/28/17)

  It's awards season. Actually, the season kicked off back on October (2016) with the announcement of the Critics Choice Documentary Awards nominees (October 10, 2016). Awards season ends on February 26, 2017 with the biggest award of them all - The Academy Awards (Oscars). There is still more than a month away from the Oscars, but there is … [More...]

Reviews

Movie Review: Train to Busan – an actual GREAT horror movie

  If you read my blog on a regular basis you know that I enjoy horror movies. I am a big fan of the genre. I was into zombies long before most people jumped on the zombie "bandwagon," thanks to shows like The Walking Dead. I've found zombie movies entertaining since the original Dawn of the Dead (1978). As a child I enjoyed Dracula and other … [More...]

Writing a Good Book Review: Tips and Tricks

  Book reviews, when well-written, offer a critical perspective applicable to the assigned text. These reviews will make an argument either for, or against, the topic at hand. They will provide readers with reasons to agree with, or dispute, the author’s position. Most importantly though, a book review is not simply a summary, but a commentary on … [More...]

“Experience” Disney’s Moana at a Dolby Cinema at AMC Theater

  The movie going experience has changed A LOT since I was a young girl. Some things have stayed the same - like popcorn and candy from the concession stand. But seeing the movie it's self has changed so much over the years, including how movies are made. It's common knowledge that movies made these days are high-tech, made with an arsenal of … [More...]

Entertainment

Scooby-Doo Shaggy’s Showdown

  Scooby-Doo fans - prepare yourself for a rootin' tootin' good time with a all new adventure with Scooby-Doo and the gang. Now available on DVD and Digital HD is the latest adventure in the Scooby-Doo franchise - Scooby-Doo! Shaggy’s Showdown. It's available now from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). It’s high action and spirited … [More...]

Movie Review: Manchester by the Sea

  Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the Academy Award nominated film, Manchester by the Sea. The film is nominated for Best Picture. It's not often that I see Oscar nominated films. I tend to see animated films and horror movies in theaters. I do watch dramas, but usually from the comfort of my own home on the premium … [More...]

Are you a cheater?

    Are you a cheater? Do you cheat on your significant other? Wait! Don't assume I'm referring to infidelity. No, no, no... What I am referring to is watching shows on Netflix. I think we are all guilty of doing that. I know that I am. I've jumped ahead on my favorite series without my husband knowing about it. A good example would … [More...]

My Ramblings

December 9th is National Believe Day – Do YOU believe?

  Did you know that December 9th is National Believe Day? It's part of a campaign called the #SantaProject. Children and adults from around the country are declaring that they believe in Santa Claus. The mission of the campaign is to keep the story of Santa alive in our modern age by filling the internet with the magic of belief. I love this … [More...]

It truly is a small world after all… (giveaway ends 3/31/16)

  I am a very sentimental person. I have A LOT of wonderful memories from my youth. I have things around my home and in storage that have a lot of great memories attached to them. All I need to do it look at an object and all those wonderful memories come pouring back into my mind. Take for example the poreclin dog I have sitting on my … [More...]

The Little Red Wagon…

Think back to when you were a little child. Was there a toy that was very special to you? For me it was my Fisher Price Little People (back when they were made out of wood) and my stuffed animals. In fact I still have the first two stuffed animals I was ever given - Pal and Bridget. Pal is in bad condition. In fact, he doesn't even have a piece of hair left … [More...]