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October is Adopt a Shelter Pet Month (giveaway ends 10/31/17)

  I cannot imagine a life without pets. My earliest memories included pets (our dog Dutchess). Over the course of my lifetime we've had dogs, cats, a horse, hamster, birds, fish and Hermit Crabs. Almost all of our pets have been adopted. The only "purchased" pets were the horse, my sister's dog (he was a purebred), and the other little … [More...]

Go with the Gut: 7 Foods to Eat for Better Skin, Hair and Mood

  All symptoms of the body from thin, dull hair, and sallow skin, to acne breakouts, body aches and sluggish energy all point to the gut. Gut health is incredibly important making mindful eating an essential part of longevity and anti-aging. If you want to feel vibrant and maintain a youthful appearance up to 15 years younger than your actual … [More...]

Movie Review: Escape Room

  Available now on DVD is the thriller, Escape Room. The film stars Evan Williams, Annabelle Stephenson, Elisabeth Hower, Dan J. Johnson, John Ierardi, Kelly Delson, and Iris Avalee, to name a few. I am honestly not familiar with any of the actors, but that is OK. Tyler (Williams) is about to celebrate his 30th birthday. His girlfriend, … [More...]

Movie Review: Girl’s Trip

  Now available today on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the comedy film, Girl's Trip. Girl's Trip features Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish. This film is rated "R", and rightfully so. If you have seen the red band trailer for this film you'll know why. It can be a bit raunchy at times. Girl's Trip … [More...]

The Best Athletic Clothes for Winter

*This is a guest post. The opinions are that of the author's and do not necessarily reflect my own. Just because the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean you can’t lead an active lifestyle outside! One of my favorite things about the changing seasons is being able to switch up my wardrobe. Leading an active lifestyle is so much easier with cute … [More...]

Current Giveaways

October is Adopt a Shelter Pet Month (giveaway ends 10/31/17)

  I cannot imagine a life without pets. My earliest memories included pets (our dog Dutchess). Over the course of my lifetime we've had dogs, cats, a horse, hamster, birds, fish and Hermit Crabs. Almost all of our pets have been adopted. The only "purchased" pets were the horse, my sister's dog (he was a purebred), and the other little … [More...]

The Snowman – in theaters October 19, 2017 (exclusive giveaway ends 10/23/17)

  I have to admit, I am a fan of watching movie trailers. Not necessarily when I am sitting in a movie theater waiting to watch a film (those trailers go on forever!), but I will watch them online when I'm at home. It's a great way to get a "heads up" about new movies on the horizon. A few months ago I saw a trailer for the film The Snowman. … [More...]

My Little Pony: The Movie – Giveaway! (ends 10/2/17)

*This post is in partnership with Lionsgate.  Making its way to a theater near you is the much anticipated (at least with the kids that I work with) film My Little Pony: The Movie. It opens nation wide on October 6, 2017. I'm surprised that no one thought to make a major motion picture about My Little Pony sooner. It's such a popular franchise. It's … [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

Movie Review: Escape Room

  Available now on DVD is the thriller, Escape Room. The film stars Evan Williams, Annabelle Stephenson, Elisabeth Hower, Dan J. Johnson, John Ierardi, Kelly Delson, and Iris Avalee, to name a few. I am honestly not familiar with any of the actors, but that is OK. Tyler (Williams) is about to celebrate his 30th birthday. His girlfriend, … [More...]

Movie Review: Girl’s Trip

  Now available today on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the comedy film, Girl's Trip. Girl's Trip features Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish. This film is rated "R", and rightfully so. If you have seen the red band trailer for this film you'll know why. It can be a bit raunchy at times. Girl's Trip … [More...]

Movie Review: Baby Driver

  Rev up your engines! The high octane film, Baby Driver, is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download. Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, John Bernthal, Eliza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm and Jamie Fox. Baby (Elgort) is the getaway driver for a crime boss, Doc (Spacey). He's serving penance for robbing Doc. As his … [More...]

My Ramblings

December 9th is National Believe Day – Do YOU believe?

  Did you know that December 9th is National Believe Day? It's part of a campaign called the #SantaProject. Children and adults from around the country are declaring that they believe in Santa Claus. The mission of the campaign is to keep the story of Santa alive in our modern age by filling the internet with the magic of belief. I love this … [More...]

It truly is a small world after all… (giveaway ends 3/31/16)

  I am a very sentimental person. I have A LOT of wonderful memories from my youth. I have things around my home and in storage that have a lot of great memories attached to them. All I need to do it look at an object and all those wonderful memories come pouring back into my mind. Take for example the poreclin dog I have sitting on my … [More...]

The Little Red Wagon…

Think back to when you were a little child. Was there a toy that was very special to you? For me it was my Fisher Price Little People (back when they were made out of wood) and my stuffed animals. In fact I still have the first two stuffed animals I was ever given - Pal and Bridget. Pal is in bad condition. In fact, he doesn't even have a piece of hair left … [More...]