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Does your pet need to go on a diet?

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  It's the start of a brand new year. It's not uncommon for people to make resolutions for themselves when a new year rolls around. It's a great time for a fresh start and to live the life you want to live. One very popular resolution people often make it to eat healthier - often to lose weight. I have to admit that I have made that resolution … [More...]

Learn portion control with Slimware

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  When the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Day, most people are geared up to tackle their New Year's resolutions. Many people resolve to eat healthier, lose weight and exercise more. That had been my resolution for many years, but usually by the second or third week in January I an snacking on chips while sitting on the couch watching … [More...]

Movie Review: Claire in Motion

Claire in Motion

  Now playing at select theaters, as well as being available on VOD (Video on Demand) is the film Claire in Motion. The film stars Betsy Brandt, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Chris Beetem and Sakina Jaffrey. Claire (Brandt) seems to have it all - a loving husband, a successful career, a wonderful young son and a home. One day her husband Paul … [More...]

Get a good night’s sleep with snuggL

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  Do you sleep well at night? Do you find yourself tossing and turning all night long to get in a comfortable position? Do you crowd your bet with many pillows just to help you position yourself perfectly at night in order to fall asleep? If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions... read on to learn more about snuggL (yes, that is how … [More...]

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

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  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...]

Current Giveaways

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

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  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...]

A Dog’s Purpose – in theaters January 27, 2017 (giveaway ends 1/20/17)

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  Coming to theaters across the country on January 27, 2017 is the film A Dog's Purpose. The film stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, with Dennis Quaid and features Josh Gad voice as the dogs featured in the story. I have a copy of the book. It's the next book I'll be reading as soon as I have a chance. If you follow me on … [More...]

Fire & Ice Book Series by an up and coming new author (giveaway ends 12/31/16)

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  Do you have a "Bucket List?" I do. In fact, my list is probably a mile long (if not longer). There are so many things I want to experience like sky driving, going face-to-face with a Great White Shark in one of those diving cages, visiting the Pyramids of Gisa, Egypt and seeing one of my photos published in a magazine or book. Chances are … [More...]

Reviews

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

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  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

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  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

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  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

Movie Review: Claire in Motion

Claire in Motion

  Now playing at select theaters, as well as being available on VOD (Video on Demand) is the film Claire in Motion. The film stars Betsy Brandt, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Chris Beetem and Sakina Jaffrey. Claire (Brandt) seems to have it all - a loving husband, a successful career, a wonderful young son and a home. One day her husband Paul … [More...]

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

3D-BD-TrainToBusan

  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...]

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

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  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...]

My Ramblings

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...]

Welcome 2015! 15 Fun Facts about Me

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  I can't believe it's 2015. What happened to 2014? It's like I blinked and BOOM! It was a new year. That's kind of scary if you ask me. I would like to wish all my readers a happy, healthy and successful New Year. May all your hopes and dreams come true in 2015. To kick off the new year I thought I would share 15 fun facts about yours … [More...]

Farewell to Frosty…

Our daughter (who is now 17) enjoying our friend Frosty - long before he started to fall apart - literally.

  I had a wonderful childhood. My mom and dad made a wonderful life for me. Because of that I have very fond memories of when I was little. FYI... My mom and dad were my paternal grandparents. I was raised by them. Even though they were not biologically my parents I they raised me from when I was a toddler. They always have been - and always … [More...]