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Danger Mouse is now on Netflix (giveaway ends 5/15/16)

Danger Mouse on Netflix

  I am proud to be a Netflix brand ambassador. My family watches Netflix all the time. Not only do they have plenty of movies to choose from, they also has an abundance of original movies and series, created exclusively for Netflix. Netflix's newest series is an animated one that the whole family can enjoy - Danger Mouse. The world's greatest … [More...]

Nicholas Sparks, The Choice & 1-800-Flowers Giveaway (ends 5/14/16)

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  Are you a fan of Nicholas Sparks books and films? I am. I have only ever read one book from start to finish, but I have seen every film. I even own every film made based on one of his books. Even though I have seen most of his films numerous times each, I still ball my eyes out when I watch The Notebook and A Walk to Remember. I have also … [More...]

Never lose your keys or cellphone again with iHere

iHere

How many times have you misplaced, or worse yet - lost - something of great value to you such as your car keys, purse or your child's favorite plush toy? That was one of my biggest fears when our son was little. He had a plush toy - a cat he named "Bear" - that he took everywhere with him. Bear was his best friend. Had I known he was going to get so … [More...]

Show your appreciation for parents everywhere with these great HarperCollins Children’s Books!

You Made Me a Mother written by Laurenne Sala

  Mother's Day and Father's Day will soon be upon us. These are special days to celebrate the joys of being a mother or a father, as well as to honor our own parents.  There is no denying that there is an incredible bond between parent and child. Even the youngest child can understand that special bond. HarperCollins has published several … [More...]

A great techie gift for moms and dads on the go

San Disk Connect Wireless

  Are you looking for the perfect gift for Mother's Day and/or Father's Day? If so, I have a gift idea that might be great for that special someone, especially if they are into techie gifts. It's called the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick. Some people might already be familiar with the brand name SanDisk. They make a lot of products including … [More...]

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Danger Mouse is now on Netflix (giveaway ends 5/15/16)

Danger Mouse on Netflix

  I am proud to be a Netflix brand ambassador. My family watches Netflix all the time. Not only do they have plenty of movies to choose from, they also has an abundance of original movies and series, created exclusively for Netflix. Netflix's newest series is an animated one that the whole family can enjoy - Danger Mouse. The world's greatest … [More...]

Nicholas Sparks, The Choice & 1-800-Flowers Giveaway (ends 5/14/16)

BD_skew.OCARD

  Are you a fan of Nicholas Sparks books and films? I am. I have only ever read one book from start to finish, but I have seen every film. I even own every film made based on one of his books. Even though I have seen most of his films numerous times each, I still ball my eyes out when I watch The Notebook and A Walk to Remember. I have also … [More...]

Sweet treats from GoOrganic Candy (giveaway ends 5/9/16)

GoOrganic Candy Collection

  I have a "sweet tooth." Thankfully it's not an every day thing, but there are times that I am totally craving something sweet. I think we all experience days like that. I like to keep small candies (bit size and individually wrapped) on hand at all times. I keep most of them at home but I do have some stashed in my car just in case I am … [More...]

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Smart Portable Car Jump Starter Powerbank for Smartphones & Digital Devices

charger

  Let's face it - we live in a digital world. Most people can't function without their smartphone or tablet in their hands at all times. Personally, I don't care. Half the time I don't even know where my phone is. My kids on the other hand sleep with their phones right next to them at night. Even my husband will get up in the middle of the night … [More...]

Never “misplace” your car again with ZUS – the smart car charger

ZUS Charger

  Has this ever happened to you - you park your car in a crowded parking lot (for example a county fair, a packed mall during the holidays...) and you forget where you parked your car? It's happened to me more times than I'd like to remember. The photo (above) is from the last time my family and I went to the county fair. If you forget where … [More...]

Movie Review: Sisters

Sisters Poehler Fey

  Available today on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD is the movie Sisters. Sisters stars Tine Fey, Amy Poehler, James Brolin, Diane Weist, Maya Rudolph, John Cena and John Leguizamo. Maura (Poehler) and Kate Ellis are sisters. They are the complete opposite of on another when it comes to their personalities. Maura is very kind and caring. She … [More...]

Entertainment

Danger Mouse is now on Netflix (giveaway ends 5/15/16)

Danger Mouse on Netflix

  I am proud to be a Netflix brand ambassador. My family watches Netflix all the time. Not only do they have plenty of movies to choose from, they also has an abundance of original movies and series, created exclusively for Netflix. Netflix's newest series is an animated one that the whole family can enjoy - Danger Mouse. The world's greatest … [More...]

Nicholas Sparks, The Choice & 1-800-Flowers Giveaway (ends 5/14/16)

BD_skew.OCARD

  Are you a fan of Nicholas Sparks books and films? I am. I have only ever read one book from start to finish, but I have seen every film. I even own every film made based on one of his books. Even though I have seen most of his films numerous times each, I still ball my eyes out when I watch The Notebook and A Walk to Remember. I have also … [More...]

Movie Review: The Driftless Area

The Driftless Area DVD

  Now available on DVD is the film The Driftless Area. The Driftless Area stars Anton Yelchin (Odd Thomas), Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Frank Langella, Alia Shawkat and John Hawkes. I'm having a hard time trying to decide which genre this film falls under. There is a love story, crime story, supernatural story, thriller and drama all rolled … [More...]

My Ramblings

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

Pal an Bridgette

  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…

Radio Flyer and Hobbes

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...]

Finding the “missing piece” to the puzzle

Me as an infant.

  I have a secret. It's not really a secret to family and close friends, but its something that I don't often talk about. My secret is that I no next to nothing about my biological mother. She abandoned me when I was a toddler and I was raised by my paternal grandparents. All I know is what I have been told by family members. According to … [More...]