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Get back to beauty basics with Rite Aid this fall – plus enter to win a $525 Beauty Gift Box!

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  As the temperatures soars, and our minds are dreaming about cooling off at the pool or beach, it's hard to think ahead to the fall. Personally my mind has been on the fall since the start of summer. I am not a fan of summer. It's my least favorite season (yes, I actually like winter more than summer). We are already seeing back to school … [More...]

Check out what’s new at Bonefish Grill

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  Ahh... summer time. I have such fond memories of summer vacations from when I was a child. From the many adventures my cousins and I would have to lazy summer days fishing at my cousin's neighbor's pond. I think it was all those years of fishing and eating what we caught that helped me to develop a love of seafood. Even my kids really love … [More...]

Help alleviate Back to School stress with a little help from Fruit of the Loom’s Bonus Bonus Contest

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  There are four words in the English language that can bring chills down the spines of both parents and children – Back to School Shopping. When I was a child I hated to hear those words because I knew going back to school was right around the corner. I actually enjoyed the shopping part. I still remember how I would perfectly label all of my … [More...]

Caged No More – Now available on DVD

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  As a parent I worry about the safety and well being of my family. It took me a long, long time to feel comfortable enough for my kids to do things like walk the dog (far enough where I couldn't watch them from the window) or to/from the bus stop (about 1/4th of a mile up the hill). Even though my daughter is in college and my son will be … [More...]

Turbo ExtremeSteam – Great for your home and wardrobe

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  Let me confess something to you - we don't own and iron or even and ironing board. We had them when we were first married (20 years ago), but we hated to use them. When we had things that needed to be ironed they would just sit in a pile in the corner of the bedroom for weeks at a time. I hated to iron, and so did my husband. It's a boring, … [More...]

Current Giveaways

2016 America’s Better Sandwich” Contest (giveaway ends 7/26/16)

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  Do you consider yourself a sandwich person? Do you crave a good old PJ&J? Does the idea of a grilled cheese sandwich make your mouth water? Or are you a fan of the classic BLT? Personally I love the classic ham and Swiss on rye, with lettuce, onions, mayo and just a little bit of mustard. Mmm... yummy! I'm also a big fan of scrambled … [More...]

Looking for a great summer read? Check out Baby Doll by Hollie Overton (giveaway ends 7/31/16)

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  When I think of summer a lot of things come to mind - the beach, hanging out by the pool, vacation, barbecues, picnics and reading. The summer is a great time to catch up on all of those books you have been meaning to read but never had the time to. It's also a great time to grab a good book and find a shady spot to read and let your mind go … [More...]

Fandango is offering collectible The Secret Life of Pets gift cards (giveaway ends 7/31/16)

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  Have you had the opportunity to see The Secret Life of Pets yet? If not, I would recommend it. It's a really cute movie. There are a few intense scenes that might not be good for very little children, but over all it's a fun family movie. My husband and I saw the movie last weekend. Our kids didn't go with us because they are teenagers and … [More...]

Reviews

Beautiful, colorful, gem jewelry from Biographie (giveaway ends 7/31/16)

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  Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am a simple person. I have a few main staples in my life that I stick with. That doesn't meant that I don't enjoy mixing things up a bit - I do! After all, I'm a Gemini and we tend to get bored with things easily. Just ask my husband and how many time I've asked him to re-paint rooms and move … [More...]

Smart Portable Car Jump Starter Powerbank for Smartphones & Digital Devices

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  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

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  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...]

Entertainment

Caged No More – Now available on DVD

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  As a parent I worry about the safety and well being of my family. It took me a long, long time to feel comfortable enough for my kids to do things like walk the dog (far enough where I couldn't watch them from the window) or to/from the bus stop (about 1/4th of a mile up the hill). Even though my daughter is in college and my son will be … [More...]

Don’t Worry Baby – opening in theaters July 22, 2016

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  Opening in select theaters across the country tomorrow is the dark comedy Don't Worry Baby, written  and directed by Julian Branciforte. Don't Worry Baby stars John Magaro (Carol, The Big Short, Woody Allen's Upcoming Series). Chris McDonald  (Happy Gilmore, Thelma and Louise), Dreama Walker (CBS's The Good Wife), Tom Lipinski (USA … [More...]

Nine Lives – coming to a theater near you on August 5, 2016

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  Are you looking for the "Purr-fect" summer film? If so, you should check out Nine Lives which will be pouncing in a theater near you on August 5, 2016. The film stars Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walkin, Robbie Amell, Malina Weissman and Cheryl Hines.  Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a daredevil billionaire at the top of his … [More...]

My Ramblings

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

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  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…

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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

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  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...]