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Financial Literacy Month: How to Have the Money Conversation with Your Kids

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  As a parent you are constantly helping your children develop an understanding of the world around them.  As your children grow older, the conversations evolve from teaching your children basic skills, like manners, to more complicated topics, like financial management. April is Financial Literacy Month, so it’s a great opportunity to try and … [More...]

Access your camera’s photos instantly with Eye-Fi

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  I love taking pictures. My husband always jokes with me about how I can take 100 pictures of a butterfly just to get the shot I want. A simple walk in the park with my camera can result in hundreds of photos. I usually weed through them when I upload them to my computer and only keep the best shots. I'm not a great photographer by any means, but … [More...]

Outback’s Wood-Fire Grill meal is a 3-course meal for $11.99 #OutbackBestMates

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  T.G.I.F! It's almost officially the weekend. I'm sure many readers will be heading out with their friends and family tonight or this weekend to do fun things and grab a bite to eat, or maybe a few cocktails. If you need a little help on deciding where to go you should certainly check out Outback. Outback has a special promotion going on right … [More...]

Movie Review: Disneynature Bears in theaters today (April 18, 2014)

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  Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend with your family? Would you want to do something that would help support our national parks? If you answer "yes" to either of these questions you should consider taking the family to see the newest Disneynature film, Bears, which is in theaters today (April 18, 2014). Disneynature has released … [More...]

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return in theaters May 9, 2014

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

    Landing in theaters on May 9, 2014 is a new animated film in the Oz franchise called Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return. The film stars the voice talents of Lea Michele, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters and Patrick Stewart. The music was written by Canadian … [More...]

Current Giveaways

Channeling Your Inner Germophobic + Making More Happen with a #GermFreewithStaples kit (giveaway ends 4/26/14)

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  Winter might be a thing of the past (finally!) but that doesn't mean we're free of colds, the flu and a hodge podge of other illnesses. Many of us also have to deal with seasonal allergies too. Would you consider yourself a "germaphobe"? A germaphobe is someone who is obsessed with keeping things clean and sanitized to fight off germs and … [More...]

Win a beautiful necklace inspired by DisneyNature Bears (retail value $218). Ends 4/18/14

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  Opening on Friday, April 18, 2014 is the latest film from DisneyNature called Bears. Bears is the story of a young mother bear, Sky, and her two adorable cubs, Amber and Scout. I had the opportunity to screen the movie a few weeks ago (look for my review this Friday) as well as take a trip to the L.A. Zoo where I had the opportunity to see a … [More...]

Pirate’s Booty® Partners with Fox’s RIO 2 for a Booty Shakin’ Good Time (giveaway ends 4/20/14)

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  RIO 2 has flown into theaters TODAY, April 11, 2014. It stars the voice talents of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Will i am, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Mann, George Lopez, Rodrigo Santoro, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Natalie Morales, Kristin Chenoweth, and Jamie Foxx. The entire cast of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they … [More...]

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Access your camera’s photos instantly with Eye-Fi

248372_10150256119028973_4781348_n-650x487

  I love taking pictures. My husband always jokes with me about how I can take 100 pictures of a butterfly just to get the shot I want. A simple walk in the park with my camera can result in hundreds of photos. I usually weed through them when I upload them to my computer and only keep the best shots. I'm not a great photographer by any means, but … [More...]

Movie Review: Disneynature Bears in theaters today (April 18, 2014)

DisneyNature-Bears-Poster

  Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend with your family? Would you want to do something that would help support our national parks? If you answer "yes" to either of these questions you should consider taking the family to see the newest Disneynature film, Bears, which is in theaters today (April 18, 2014). Disneynature has released … [More...]

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Antboy? (In theaters TODAY!)

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  When you think of super heroes, who comes to mind? I think of Captain America, Spiderman, the Incredible Hulk, Batman, Superman and Mr. Incredible. Have you ever heard of Antboy? In select theaters today (April 16, 2014) comes the family friendly action adventure film Antboy. Antboy is a Danish film that has been seamlessly dubbed into … [More...]

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Movie Review: Disneynature Bears in theaters today (April 18, 2014)

DisneyNature-Bears-Poster

  Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend with your family? Would you want to do something that would help support our national parks? If you answer "yes" to either of these questions you should consider taking the family to see the newest Disneynature film, Bears, which is in theaters today (April 18, 2014). Disneynature has released … [More...]

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return in theaters May 9, 2014

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

    Landing in theaters on May 9, 2014 is a new animated film in the Oz franchise called Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return. The film stars the voice talents of Lea Michele, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters and Patrick Stewart. The music was written by Canadian … [More...]

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Antboy? (In theaters TODAY!)

Antboy Movie Poster

  When you think of super heroes, who comes to mind? I think of Captain America, Spiderman, the Incredible Hulk, Batman, Superman and Mr. Incredible. Have you ever heard of Antboy? In select theaters today (April 16, 2014) comes the family friendly action adventure film Antboy. Antboy is a Danish film that has been seamlessly dubbed into … [More...]

My Ramblings

Celebrity Spokespeople vs. REAL People

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  Do you ever watch television and see a celebrity pushing a product or service and wonder "Why him/her?" For example, Tommy Lee Jones promoting Ameriprise Financial and Catherine Zeta-Jones trying to get you to sign up for T-Mobile. I wouldn't associate these people with the things they are trying to sell you. In fact, I am never swayed by celebrity … [More...]

Resolutions, Diets, Inspiration and Laughter… oh my!

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  Did you know that almost every day of the year has something special assigned to it? Most of these "holidays" and observances are unknown to most of us. For example, February 28, 2014 is National Pancake Day. This coming Saturday (January 4, 2014) is National Spaghetti Day. There are also weekly and monthly observances. Bald Eagle Appreciation … [More...]

A look back at 2013

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  With the dawn of a new year hours away I thought I would take this time to look back on 2013 and reflect on it's ups and downs. 2013 flew by - literally. I think this was the quickest year I have ever experienced. I can still vividly remember watching all the New Year's festivities on TV last year. It seems like only yesterday. I know that is an … [More...]