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RIPE Craft Juices Review and Amazon Discount Code

  I find it amusing how everyone is into more natural types of products these days. Just yesterday my husband and I ate at a restaurant where they were promoting how their products were mostly gluten free, freshly prepared using grass fed beef and other better-for-you ingredients and cooking methods. Growing up there was no talk about natural … [More...]

Give the gift of clean water through World Vision’s Global 6K for Water Run

  Water... it's the most essential thing in this world to support life. Personally, I am a water drinker. I drink water all day long. I admit that I don't always drink the amount I should, but I do try and make a conscious effort to do so. Some people are not water drinkers. They find it too boring to drink. Not me. I enjoy a glass of ice … [More...]

Take your desk chair to the next level with Autonomous ErgoChair

  As a blogger I spend A LOT of time sitting at my desk. I use a laptop, but I am more comfortable using it at my desk, perched on top of a "stand" than I am trying to use it on my lap while seated on the couch. I also need to use an actual "mouse" and not the pad on my laptop. I guess I prefer things "old school," as if I was using a desktop … [More...]

How to Maintain Your Home Appliances

  Home appliances become better-made yet more affordable; it seems, year after year. But this doesn’t mean we should all just keep buying new ones for our homes. That’s not only costly, but also impractical, since these appliances aren’t all made from the same mold, so the difference in shapes and sizes might not really fit into your current home … [More...]

Spring Cleaning Tasks You Might Not Have Thought of

  Spring cleaning is a concept as old as time. As the weather turns milder, the idea of ‘out with old and in with the new’, rebirth and reorganization comes to many. In days past, Spring cleaning meant scrubbing the soot from perpetual winter fires out of everything around the house but these days, the job isn’t quite as tough. There are, … [More...]

Current Giveaways

How would YOU prepare for life on Mars? #MARSDay

  I have always been fascinated by outer space. When I was a young girl I wanted to be an astronaut. I think at some point in their lives, most kids want to be an astronaut. When I was a young girl, my father gave me a telescope. My brother-in-law also gifted me a plethora of books about the planets, stars, space exploration and more. I … [More...]

Movie Review: Sing (giveaway ends on 4/8/17)

  Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the fun, animated musical comedy, Sing.  Sing features the voice talents of an all-star cast including Reese Witherspoon, Scarlet Johannson, Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Offerman, Rhea Perlman and Taron Egerton, to name a few. Sing also … [More...]

New from James Patterson – Humans, Bow Down (giveaway ends 3/27/17)

  Here in the Northeast we are expecting a blizzard tomorrow (March 14, 2017). Needless to say none of us are planning on leaving our home tomorrow. Thankfully I work in the local school district, so I follow their schedule. I have no doubt that we'll have a snow day tomorrow. That's fine with me. I just assume curl up on my couch with a snugly … [More...]

Reviews

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...]

“Experience” Disney’s Moana at a Dolby Cinema at AMC Theater

  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

How would YOU prepare for life on Mars? #MARSDay

  I have always been fascinated by outer space. When I was a young girl I wanted to be an astronaut. I think at some point in their lives, most kids want to be an astronaut. When I was a young girl, my father gave me a telescope. My brother-in-law also gifted me a plethora of books about the planets, stars, space exploration and more. I … [More...]

Movie Review: Monster Trucks

  Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD is the fun, action-packed, family friendly film Monster Trucks.  The film stars Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse), Jane Levy (Don’t Breathe), Thomas Lennon (“The Odd Couple”), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Amy Ryan (Central Intelligence) and Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation”). I knew this was going … [More...]

Movie Review: Lion

  Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the Academy Award nominee for Best Picture - Lion. ' The film stars Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), David Wenham (300),  and Nicole Kidman (The Hours). The film also stars newcomers Sunny Pawar and Abhishek Bharate. Five year old Saroo … [More...]

My Ramblings

Finding the “missing piece” to the puzzle

  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

  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…

  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...]