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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

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...]