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Movie Review: Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey

  Now playing at the Laemmle Monica Film Center (Los Angeles) and Cinema Village Theater (New York City), is the coming of age film Liza, Liza, Skies are Grey. I don't have any additional information at the moment on other theater release dates, or On Demand. You can visit the film's official website for more information - … [More...]

Movie Review: How to be a Latin Lover

  Available today on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the fun comedy, How to be a Latin Lover. The film stars Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), Selma Hayek, Kristen Bell, Rob Lowe, Raquel Welch, Linda Lavin, Renee Taylor (The Nanny), Michael Cera, Rob Corddry and the adorable Raphael Alejandro.  As you can see, the film has an … [More...]

Curb your cravings with LiquiSlim 24 Water Drops

  I have been on every diet/weight loss program imaginable - Weight Watchers, NutriSystem, Jenny Craig, Slimfast, Atkins, cabbage soup, diet pills, starvation, binging/purging, exercising like a crazy person... you name it, I probably tried it. I even went so far as to have weight loss surgery. Trust me, if there was a miracle pill that would … [More...]

10 Unique Fitness Apps For That Perfect Mind and Body

** This is a guest post. The opinions expressed are that of the author's and do not necessarily reflect my own.   A healthy body grants you the ability to move and achieve physical hurdles, while your mind allows you the capability to think and make decisions. In order to live a good, healthy life, you just don’t need a fit body, but you also … [More...]

Learn to love your skin again with L’BRI

  I love trying out new beauty products. I think that is a "weakness" of mine. I'll never pass up the opportunity to try out new products. In fact, many of the products I use on a regular basis were once products I received to review. I loved them so much that I purchased them again (and again...). When I was younger I honestly didn't give … [More...]

Current Giveaways

Despicable Me 3 – in theaters June 30, 2017 (fun giveaway ends on July 7, 2017)

*This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures. The Minions are coming! The Minions are coming! Coming to theaters on June 30, 2017 is the latest addition to the popular Despicable Me franchise, simply entitled Despicable Me 3. In the new film all of our favorite characters return - Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes, Gru's new wife Lucy and of … [More...]

The House – coming to a theater near you on June 30th (giveaway ends 6/25/17)

*This post is written in a partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures. It's summer time! That means a lot of wonderful movies are making their way to a theater near you. Have you had the opportunity to catch a movie lately? Coming to a theater near you on June 30, 2017 is a new comedy from Warner Bros Pictures called The House. The House stars comedy … [More...]

Power of a goddess. Heart of a hero. #WonderWoman, in theaters this Friday (giveaway ends 6/10/17)

  Coming to a theater near you this Friday (June 2, 2017) is the latest addition to the world of superhero movies - Wonder Woman. I was a fan of the television series back in the day when Linda Carter played the iconic role. The new Wonder Woman is played by Gal Gadot. Gal has been seen in other movies including Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of … [More...]

Reviews

Bring out your inner “Rock Star” with Yamaha

  Do you play an instrument? Have you ever played an instrument? When I was in elementary school we were given the opportunity to play an instrument. We have many options to choose from. For me there was only one choice - the drums! I wanted to learn how to play the drums. I begged my parents to let me take up drums. Sadly, they didn't share … [More...]

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...]

Entertainment

Movie Review: Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey

  Now playing at the Laemmle Monica Film Center (Los Angeles) and Cinema Village Theater (New York City), is the coming of age film Liza, Liza, Skies are Grey. I don't have any additional information at the moment on other theater release dates, or On Demand. You can visit the film's official website for more information - … [More...]

Movie Review: How to be a Latin Lover

  Available today on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the fun comedy, How to be a Latin Lover. The film stars Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), Selma Hayek, Kristen Bell, Rob Lowe, Raquel Welch, Linda Lavin, Renee Taylor (The Nanny), Michael Cera, Rob Corddry and the adorable Raphael Alejandro.  As you can see, the film has an … [More...]

Movie Review – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

  I still remember the first time I heard of a Diary of a Wimpy Kid. My kids took the books home from the library at school. They loved the books. Even my husband got into reading them (he's just a big kid at heart). They were such fans of the book series that they all requested to get the latest book as soon as it was released. Back into 2012 … [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...]