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

MOvie

  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...]

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...]

Refreshing Santa Cruz Organic Agua Fresca Beverages

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  What is your favorite beverage to enjoy during the dog days of summer? For me, nothing beats an ice cold glass of unsweetened ice tea. Growing up I used to enjoy sweetened ice tea, but as I got older I stopped enjoying drinks that are overly sweet. I am simply not a fan of sweet beverages, with the exception of the occasional Lemonade Ice … [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...]

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...]

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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)

BabyDollSpafinder

  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...]

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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

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

MOvie

  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

NineLives-FinalPoster

  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...]

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...]

My Ramblings

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...]

Dear Self… What words of advice would you give yourself?

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  Recently we had a family member pass away. He was a wonderful man - so full of life. My husband posted on his own Facebook page how "hugs were not an option" referencing our relative who passed away. Its true. It didn't matter who you were - friend or relative - our deceased loved one always hugged everyone. Even the first time I met him he … [More...]