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6 Smart Tips for Eating Healthy on a Super Tight Budget

  The largest part of the consumer basket consists of food products, which consistently record the highest rise in prices. Sometimes it seems complicated to eat healthy with a limited budget. But healthy food does not have to be expensive. There are ways to better organize your shopping and to spend less money with a few tricks that will maintain … [More...]

Movie Review: Savannah Sunrise

  Now available on DVD (Walmart), Digital HD and On Demand from Anchor Bay Entertainment is the family friendly comedy Savannah Sunrise. Savannah Sunrise stars Shawnee Smith and Pamela Reed. The film has been praised as, "a delightful family-friendly movie filled with both humor and heartwarming moments” by the Parents Television Council. I … [More...]

Must have fashions for your vacation getaway

*This is a guest post. The opinions expressed are that of the author's and do not necessarily reflect my own.  Memorial weekend is a traditional time to meet with your family for a picnic or barbecue or maybe to do some camping. But is it what you really want? Just think about it - those few days can become a perfect mini-vacation! So, call your best … [More...]

Expert Advice to Prevent Vacation Credit Card Fraud

  Summer is coming and with the it the annual travel season begins, something data thieves count on. A particular target this time of year is hotel credit card fraud. Data breaches and information theft is easier for thieves to manage when there are multiple points of access, as can occur at resorts and hotels. Every time you visit the … [More...]

5 Parenting Pro-Tips for Your Child’s Next Dental Appointment

  Is it time for your little one to visit the dentist? Are you stressed about what might happen during the appointment? There’s good news — taking your child to the dentist doesn’t have to be akin to pulling teeth! Dr. Bailey Crow of StoneCreek Dental Care in Warrior, Alabama shares five tips to ensure your child’s next dental appointment goes as … [More...]

Current Giveaways

A Dog’s Purpose – Now available on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD (giveaway ends 5/14/17)

  I am a HUGE animal lover. I love animals in all shapes and sizes. I have great compassion for animals too. I can't even watch those commercials on television about abused and neglected animals. The moment I hear them come on TV I change the channel promptly. Just the other day I was driving to work when I noticed a squirrel in the middle of … [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

Movie Review: Savannah Sunrise

  Now available on DVD (Walmart), Digital HD and On Demand from Anchor Bay Entertainment is the family friendly comedy Savannah Sunrise. Savannah Sunrise stars Shawnee Smith and Pamela Reed. The film has been praised as, "a delightful family-friendly movie filled with both humor and heartwarming moments” by the Parents Television Council. I … [More...]

Wonder Woman – Coming to theaters on June 2, 2017

*This post is in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures. There have been A LOT of superhero movies as of late. I figured filmmakers would eventually get around to one of the most famous female superheroes - Wonder Woman. I used to watch Wonder Woman, the series, on television when I was a young girl. It was the series where Wonder Woman was played by … [More...]

Movie Review: The Space Between Us

  Available today on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the Sci-Fi, romantic drama, The Space Between Us.  The film stars Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino and Britt Robertson. I honestly didn't know anything about this film before watching it. All I know is from what I saw in the film's trailer. It looked very interesting to … [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...]