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Shugar Soapworks – Beautiful soaps that not only clean, but also saves lives

  I love to fill my home with beautiful things - most especially things that smell lovely. I pride myself on making my home very welcoming and inviting to friends, family and guests. When I know we're having company over I go all out to make sure our home is not only clean, but I also like to add a few nice "finishing touches" to truly delight … [More...]

zulily Presents: Fall for You – Styling lesson, trendy fashions, budget-friendly clothing and more!

  I don't know about you, but whenever the seasons change I take a good, hard look at my wardrobe. It seems like I am always in need for a few new pieces to add to my collection. It's not so much that I "need" something new, but more so that I "want" something new. I like to keep up with the trends, and after I've worn a piece for more than a … [More...]

Fake Candles Craft – Great for all seasons/holidays (and so easy to make!)

  I will be the first person to say that I am not very crafty. I used to be, and I still want to be, but it's not always easy for me to do the crafts I want to do. I simply don't have the time between my family, work and my blog. I also don't have the physical space needed to do a lot of different crafts. On those occasions I do a craft it's … [More...]

Home Warranties – a “must have” for all home owners

  My family and I live in New York state. Thankfully we haven't been exposed to too much bad weather, except for an occasional hurricane (Sandy) and snow storms. My heart goes out to everyone in Texas and Florida affected by recent hurricanes. I cannot even begin to imagine how horrific those events were. I saw photo and videos on television … [More...]

Get the party started with Netflix Birthdays-On Demand Videos

  Let's face it, all parents want their child's birthday to be extra special. There is just about nothing we'll do for our children, especially on their birthdays. My kids don't really care much about their birthdays anymore (one is almost 18 and the other is 20). They would rather hang out with their friends then their family. That's fine. … [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

Get the party started with Netflix Birthdays-On Demand Videos

  Let's face it, all parents want their child's birthday to be extra special. There is just about nothing we'll do for our children, especially on their birthdays. My kids don't really care much about their birthdays anymore (one is almost 18 and the other is 20). They would rather hang out with their friends then their family. That's fine. … [More...]

My Little Pony: The Movie coming to theaters October 6, 2017

*This post is in partnership with Lionsgate   I always find it amazing what books and television shows make it to the big screen. Some I think are just silly and I don't have much hope for them. Others I question why no one thought of it sooner. Such is the case with My Little Pony. My Little Pony toys came about in the early 80's, when I was … [More...]

Happy 35th Anniversary E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

  Do you every have those little moments in life where you realize just how old you are getting? Sadly, that happens to me more times then I care to remember. Often I get that "I'm old" feeling when I find out how long a favorite book or movie has been around for. Take for example E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. The film was released in 1982 when I … [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...]