Debra Messing Returns to NBC Tonight! #MysteriesofLaura

As a working parent, I am so excited to watch NBC’s new fall show The Mysteries of Laura, which debuts TONIGHT with a special preview at 10/9c after America’s Got Talent (before its official debut next Wednesday).

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Debra Messing stars as Detective Laura Diamond, whose skill at cleaning up after her twin boys comes in handy when she’s cleaning up the streets of NYC. Or, to put it shortly, catching bad guys while raising naughty ones. (How’s that for a tagline?!)

Check out the preview clips below!

The Mysteries of Laura – First Look (Sneak Peek)
Cast and show creators introduce you to The Mysteries of Laura.

The Mysteries of Laura – Debra Messing on Laura Diamond (Interview)
She’s the smartest detective in the room, and everyone knows it! Debra Messing talks about her starring role on NBC’s new show The Mysteries of Laura.

The Mysteries of Laura – Kindergarten 911 (Preview)
Preview a scene from NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura.

I’ve been a fan of Debra Messing for a long time, so I know I’ll be watching. What about you? After watching the above clips, are you planning to tune in to The Mysteries of Laura?

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The Mysteries of Laura – Wednesday, September 24 at 8/7c

Summer Wedding Memories with Papyrus & Meijer #Giveaway

I love summer and fall here in Michigan. We do our best to spend it outside, making as many fun memories as we can each year. Camping, swimming, family barbeques. There is also nothing better than a wedding. Committing to a life together in-front of all of your family and friends while celebrating the beautiful seasons is an amazing experience.

We were married during the winter. But, we’ve attended several summer weddings, and post-summer weddings that really stand out in my memory. One family member was married at the lake, under beautiful tress that were full of fall colors.

Now that we are post-summer wedding season the Meijer home department has partnered with Papyrus to offer an amazing in-store deal and a fabulous giveaway for one Five Dollar Shake reader.

About Papyrus

Papyrus believes that life is a celebration!
Their fabulous selection of greeting cards, custom invitations, stationery, gift wrap & more are perfect for any occasion.

The Deal

From today through September 20, Meijer shoppers can instantly score $15 off their order when spending $10 on Papyrus and $50 in the home department!

The Giveaway

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will this fun gift basket from Papyrus, and the Meijer home department.

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Basket includes:

  • Papyrus cards
  • Yankee Candle large jar candle in Pumpkin Spice
  • Bloom or Eco dry bath towel and hand towel
  • Cooking with Calphalon nonstick Panini pan and press
  • Serrated edge turner spatula

Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be contacted by email on October 10th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. No PO Boxes.

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Amy Dunne is missing. Her Pinterest page has been found. #GoneGirl #Giveaway

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Gone Girl’s Amy Dunne has a Pinterest account you can explore. In the upcoming movie thriller Gone Girl by David Fincher, ‘Amazing Amy’ Dunne (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing and all eyes are on her husband Nick (Ben Affleck.). As evidence mounts and speculation rises, Amy’s past is coming into focus on Pinterest. What was she like? What were her interests? Did she leave any clues?

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Explore for yourself at http://bit.ly/AmyDunne.

About the film

Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Release: October 3, 2014
Director: David Fincher
Screenplay by: Gillian Flynn, based upon the novel written by Gillian Flynn
Produced by: Arnon Milchan, Joshua Donen, Reese Witherspoon, Ceán Chaffin
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Official Website | Facebook |Twitter | Google+ | #GoneGirl

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I’m really looking forward to seeing this movie. I’m about half way through the book, and LOVING it. I can’t wait to see how it all plays out on screen. Judging from the talented people behind and in-front of the camera, I’m betting it’s going to be really good.

Enter to win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win the movie tie-in edition of the book and $25 Visa gift card to see the movie when it opens. Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on October 1st. Winner must be 18+ and living in the U.S. No PO Boxes.

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Starbucks Fall Blend Review #FallBlend @Starbucks #coffeeathome

When I think of fall, I think of leaves changing, pumpkin picking, crisp cool weather, enjoying warm fall comfort foods,and desserts, with a cup hot flavorful coffee. Oh, and lot’s of family evenings by our little back yard fire-pit. Those are the best!

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I recently received the below gift package from Starbucks to review their new limited edition Fall Blend of coffee.

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This blend is layered and full-bodied, a medium roast that creates a cup that’s hearty and refined. Made of fresh spice notes, coffees from Kenya to add citrusy brightness as well as beans from Peru that offer balance and a subtle nuttiness – it’s the perfect segue into the brisk days of fall

Bringing me right back to all of the things I love about fall. Starbucks Fall Blend pairs perfectly with hearty comfort foods and fall desserts of the season – like pumpkin pie or bread! Yum!

Starbucks Fall Blend is a great way to ease into the back-to-school morning routine. Enjoying a cup of Starbucks in the midst of getting kids out the door, and to school on-time is often the closest this mom get’s to any “me time” on a weekday. It’s also a great eye opener in the morning. Helping me wake up, and bring my all, which is a great thing, because some of those unplanned moments while getting ready for school have been my favorites. I wouldn’t trade them for anything.

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Starbucks Fall Blend is one of our favorites. The aroma is heaven as it brews.

Share your favorite fall moments on Twitter! Use the hashtag #FallBlend and don’t forget to follow and tag Starbucks @Starbucks!

Fall Blend is one of three limited-time only, new seasonal blends that Starbucks offers. Available exclusively at major grocery stores for $8.99 per 10 oz. package, now through the fall season.

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions and photos used are honest and my own. I was not asked or influenced to write favorable review. This blog post contains no affiliate links.

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I’ve done over the past seven days.

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1. Was upset to hear that A&E canceled the series Longmire.
2. Signed an excited new contract for blogging.
3. Ordered two new books from Barns & Noble.
4. Spent a fun evening shopping with my teenage daughter.
5. Had my hair done. Trying really hard to grow it out.
6. Went to opening weekend of HalloWeekends at Cedar Point. (blog post coming soon)
7. Got home from Cedar Point at 3am, and then slept in past 10.

How about you, how was your week?

A Look back @ Rose Byrne, Enter to win a #NeighborsMovie Blu-ray Combo Pack

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Rose Byrne has developed into one of Hollywood’s most versatile actresses. The Australian beauty has played numerous roles, from her goody-too shoes portrayal of Helen in Bridesmaids, to her roles in horror films like 28 Weeks Later and Insidious, she has shown the ability to effortlessly transition from one character to the next.

In Neighbors, Rose Byrne plays Kelly, the loving wife to Mac (Seth Rogen) and mother to their adorable baby Stella (Elise & Zoey Vargas). While it’s Rogen that’s typically known for his comedic chops, Rose more than holds her own in the film, often stealing scenes from the rest of the hilariously funny cast. The great thing about Rose playing Kelly, is that she gets to break the typical Mom and wife mold seen in most raunchy comedies. Instead of being the responsible adult who always looks to straighten out her kids and goofball husband, she’s often taking part and even playing a leading role in the debauchery that takes place in the film.

In celebration of the DVD & Blu-ray release of Neighbors on September 23rd, we take a look back at the moments that made Rose Byrne our girl crush.

BRIDESMAIDS
One of the most memorable scenes from 2011 comedy hit Bridesmaids is the scene in which Annie and Helen are giving toast speeches at Lillian’s cocktail reception to celebrate her upcoming wedding. Annie & Helen trade off giving increasingly ridiculous toasts to the bride, in an effort to out-do one another. The fact that Byrne is able to hold her one, and even one-up the ever-funny Kristen Wig served as a testament to just how funny she could be.

X-MEN FIRST CLASS
2011’s X-Men: First Class served as a rejuvenating entry for the X-Men film franchise. The introduction of new characters, along with a new era and setting helped to reinvigorate the franchise. Much of the success if then film can be attributed to the stellar cast that assembled to bring the iconic comicbook characters to life. Rose Byrne plays the role of Dr. Moira MacTaggart, a genetics doctor who is willing to do whatever it takes to get answers. In what is one of the risqué scenes of her career, she smoothly and seductively works a room of politicians in nothing but lingerie. Her persistence pays off, as she is able to sneak away from the party and get the answers she needs.

28 WEEKS LATER
Rose Byrne plays Scarlet, an Army doctor helping to rebuild Europe after the outbreak of the Rage Virus in 2007’s zombie film, 28 Weeks Later. The follow up film to Danny Boyle’s classic 28 Days Later is viewed as one of the better horror sequels of all time. A large reason the film being so widely loved is the on-screen charisma of Rose, as well as the break out performance of Jeremy Renner as Sergeant Doyle. Amidst the chaos of the zombie outbreak in the film, Scarlet shows she’s a tough cookie as she disposes of an infected soldier with a well timed headshot. This is hardly the first time Rose has handled a gun, as you will see in the next entry.

DAMAGES
Rose Byrne became a household name with her portrayal of Ellen Parsons in FX’s hit series, Damages. Despite acting alongside one of Hollywood’s most iconic actresses in Glenn Close, Rose had a number of outstanding scenes that proved to audiences that she had one of a kind talent. While her character at times was that of a victim in the show, there wasn’t a more powerful scene than when she took a stand against domestic violence and protected her mother from her father, offering to shoot him in any limb he preferred. Her pointing a gun at him and emphatically telling him to “get the f*ck out” was one of the most talked about scenes from the show.

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Good fences aren’t nearly enough to keep things neighborly when a non-stop rager breaks out in the suburbs next door to sleep-deprived new parents in the comedy blockbuster, Neighbors, available on DIGITAL HD August 12, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The outrageously funny comedy will arrive on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and On Demand September 23, 2014. Both the Digital HD and Blu-ray™ include a never-before-seen uproarious Alternate Opening that Yahoo! Movies’ Kevin Polowy hails as “explosively funny.” The Alternate Opening reveals just how the boys of Delta Psi Beta came to suburbia. The Neighbors Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will also include additional bonus features including a Gag Reel, Line-O-Rama, Behind The Scenes interviews and more.

By all appearances, new parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) are living the American Dream – complete with an adorable baby girl and a beautiful new starter home in the suburbs. Still, the early-thirtysomethings want to believe they have a modicum of coolness left within them. So when they discover that their new next-door neighbors are none other than dozens of Delta Psi Beta fraternity brothers led by charismatic president Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron), they try to make the best of an awkward situation. But when the frat’s parties grow increasingly more epic, both sides of the property line begin to fend for their turf. The neighbors’ relentless sabotage escalates into outrageous one-upmanship, beginning a Greek war for the ages. Also stars Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Enter to Win!

One Five Dollar Shake reader will win a Neighbors Blu-ray Combo Pack. Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on October 3rd. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. or Canada. No PO Boxes.

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Just in-time for fall, Febreze Home Harvest Collection Review @Walmart @SheSpeaksUp #FebrezeFall

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walmart, SheSpeaks and Febreze. All opinions expressed and photos used are 100% honest and my own.

Fall is by far my favorite season. Here in Michigan fall brings crisp, cooler temps, and a lot of beautiful color change. Each year I look forward to celebrating the delicious rich flavors and scents associated with fall, like pumpkin, vanilla and spices – I just love them.

I recently received this scentspiration box filled with various fall activities, recipes, home décor ideas, and several products from the limited edition Febreze Home Harvest Collection.

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Living in a house with kids, and several pets, I have been a regular user of Febreze products for quit some time. I love the way it works. Febreze doesn’t cover up odors, it actually eliminates them and replaces them with some of my favorite scents. Like Toasted Almonds, Vanilla Latte, and Autumn Harvest.

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The Febreze NOTICEable Dual Scented Oil Warmer does a great job at eliminating pet odor. We have one plugged in near our dog’s bed, and another in the room where the cat box located. Febreze makes all the diffidence! The warmers work for such a long time, that I often forget to replace them. Until, I walk into a room and smell the unwanted odor. So, I tend to keep one or two refills on hand. I can’t wait to stock up with these limited edition fall scents.

New to me is the Febreze Car Vent Clip that was included in this box. It attached easily and acted instantly on hard to rid of pet odor in my car. Replaced it with the nice fall aroma of Toasted Almonds. I love it! Moving forward, I honestly do not see myself going without one.

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I can’t wait to really dig into this fall inspirational box! It’s packed with fall recipes (Hello- Oven S’mores), fall activities for the whole family, and even crafty home décor ideas. Each a great way to celebrate my love for the season.

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The limited edition Febreze Harvest Collection can be found at your local Walmart.

Be sure to follow Febreze on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks to Febreze Harvest Collection for not only eliminated odors, but for adding that fall festive touch to our home that we enjoy.

Have you ever used Febreze to add an extra festive touch to your home?

Back to School snacks & sandwiches with Boar’s Head

With the kids back to school, anytime is a great time for delicious sandwiches and snacks with Boar’s Head products.

Easy ham roll-ups (made with low sodium Boar’s Head Deli Sliced Ham), along with fresh fruit and veggies make for a perfect after school/ study snack. It not only taste great, but it gives our teenage daughter a balance of energy and brain power that she needs to get through the school week.

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About Boar’s Head:
“Since 1905, Boar’s Head has been a family business. In the beginning we had a very simple idea: Make the finest cold cuts possible. Nothing less. More than a century later, we remain committed to continuously improving our time-honored processes so that we can meet the unwavering standards of quality and service that our customers have come to expect – and deserve.”

All of Boar’s Head premium products contain no fillers, no by-products, no artificial colors or flavors, no gluten, and zero grams of trans fat per serving. So, it’s no surprise to us, that Boar’s Head is our family’s first choice when it comes to sandwiches.

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and we LOVE sandwiches! Knowing that sliced meats are not always made of the best ingredients, my husband and I try to stick with a healthy, lower sodium option whenever available.

Boar’s Head makes that easy by offering a nice varity. Bologna, Black forrest ham, Oven roasted beef, Oven roasted turkey to name a few of the meats. They also offer a nice selection of cheeses such as Swiss, Muenster, Lacey Swiss, American and more. See a complete list on their website.

When shopping – I always ask for Boar’s Head by name. You can really taste the difference.

One of our favorite ways to enjoy Boar’s Head in is Ovengold® Turkey Slaw Sliders!

Ovengold® Turkey Slaw Sliders!

“Enjoy the perfect combination of sweet and savory with coleslaw and Boar’s Head Fiery Chipotle Gourmaise™ deliciously layered on our Ovengold® Turkey, then crowned with a pretzel bun.”

Visit the Boar’s Head website for this, and a variety of other great recipes.

Do you have a favorite sandwich recipe? Try it next time with Boar’s Head, available at your local butcher/ deli and where perineum fine meats are sold.

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“This is Where I Leave You” New TV spot & Prize Pack giveaway #TIWILY

A couple of weeks ago I shared the movie poster, trailer and book club information for “This is Where I Leave You”. Now I have a fun new TV spot and prize package giveaway to share with my readers.

About the film:
When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

Check out this new TV spot!

This Is Where I Leave You stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard and Jane Fonda
Based on the novel “This Is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper.

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As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I’m planning to read this book. It’s now next on my list! I’m also really looking forward to seeing the movie.

This is Where I Leave You in theaters September 19!

Visit the official website
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Enter to win!
One Five Dollar Shake reader will win a This is Where I Leave You Prize Package.

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Prize package Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures includes:

  • $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
  • Tote & Mug

Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on October 1st. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. No PO boxes please.

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New DVD & Blu-ray Coupons

Print them now while you can. The closer we get to the holiday’s (yes, I said holiday’s) the more sales we’ll see.

$3.00 off Nothing Left to Fear, No One Lives Movie $5.00 off Spartacus Seasons 1-4 Blu-ray™ or dvd $3.00 off Words & Pictures on DVD or Blu-ray