Four Generations of Tradition & Cheerios™ Morning Snack-mix Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveABox #CollectiveBias I spent a lot of time with my grandma when I was young. I was her baby's baby, so we were very close, and kept a special relationship, through to my adulthood. She lived a simple, healthy lifestyle compared to today's world. She walked everywhere, spent hours … [Read more...]

5 tips on litter training & Fresh Step Total Control with the Power of Febreze

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #yougottabekittenme #CollectiveBias Our family includes two beautiful rescued cats. Raphael, and Harley may look a lot alike, but their personalities couldn't be more different. Raphael came to us from a shelter, and is playful, silly, and easy going. Harley, was rescued from a home full of … [Read more...]

Affordable DIY 4-ingredient Tangerine Sugar Scrub

This is a basic four ingredient, affordable sugar scrub that is great on your hands and feet. There really isn't a better natural exfoliate than sugar (white or brown). A natural scrub does not have to be expensive. In-fact I've paid good money in the past and ended up with a salt base scrub that felt nice while I used it, but the effects actual tore and dried out my skin. Never … [Read more...]

Easy & Delicious Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken recipe

Of all of the tasty slow-cooker meals I have been making recently, this one might just be my favorite. Ingredients: 6-8 pieces of chicken (I use wings, legs & thighs) 1 40oz bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce. (I use Sweet Baby Rays) 2 tbs brown sugar 2 tbs chili powder (3 if you want more of a kick) 1 tbs garlic powder 2 tbs ketchup 1 tbs honey A dish of Salt & … [Read more...]

Mummy Pizza recipe, inspired by Hotel Transylvania 2 #Hotel2 #FandangoFamily #Sp

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. The crisp, cool weather, delicious comfort foods, and of-course Halloween. Every year, the season seems to go by way too fast. So, we start celebrating early in our house, with decorations, baking and enjoying Halloween movies. During our granddaughter's recent visit we decided to prepare a fun spooky lunch, in celebration of Hotel Transylvania's sequel, … [Read more...]

Keeping snacks & drinks cold while on the go, our Igloo Maxcold Max Pack review

Igloo introduces the MaxCold® MaxPack, a backpack-style cooler with 25% more insulation, to its line of soft-sided options. Drinks and food inside stay cooler longer, while padded straps ensure comfortable carrying no matter where you go. MaxCold – 25% more foam – stays cooler longer Crushproof EVA molded top zipper compartment – fully insulated Expandable front drop pocket with mesh … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Set Visit & Interviews (part 3) #AgentsOfSHIELD #ABCTVEvent

During my recent trip to L.A., I was part of a select group of bloggers invited to visit the filming location and live active set of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It was an amazing experience to be there, to watch a scene being filmed, and to have the opportunity to talk with and interview several of the series creators, and cast members. Truly, it was an honor. Based on Marvel’s fictional … [Read more...]

#AvengersEvent Exclusive Paul Bettany & James Spader interview #AgeofUltron

While in L.A. for the Avengers Event our group of bloggers had the chance to chat with Avengers: Age of Ultron cast members Paul Bettany (Javious/The Vision) & James Spader (Ultron). Two very talented actors with long impressive resumes. To be honest, I was a bit nervous, and star struck to sit at this table. Turned out, I had nothing to be nervous about. It was an incredible experience to … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Set Visit & Interviews (part 2) #ABCTVevent #AgentsofSHIELD

Based on Marvel’s fictional government organization, S.H.I.E.L.D., this series shows that not all heroes have to be super. During my recent trip to L.A., I was part of a select group of bloggers invited to visit the filming set of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I have since learned that we were the first group to visit the top-secret set. Which is pretty cool. The cast and crew were so … [Read more...]

Exclusive interview with Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) & Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill) #AvengersEvent

When I was in Los Angeles last month for the Avengers: Age of Ultron press event, I had the chance to join in on a group interview with Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill). SPOILER ALERT…a couple of the following answers could be viewed as spoilers if you have not seen the film. To Jeremy, I saw you (in the movie) as a great role model for dads. How do you see your … [Read more...]

Exclusive Interview with Producer, and President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige #AvengersEvent

We've come along way as mommy-bloggers! Are you kidding me!? To sit at table and talk with several stars of what is likely the biggest movie of the year was AMAZING! To talk with the talent behind the film (Joss Whedon) and the man that makes it all happen, Producer and the President of Marvel Studios - is on a level all of it's own. While in L.A. for the Avengers Event our group of bloggers … [Read more...]

Exclusive Interview with Writer and director Joss Whedon #AvengersEvent

Chances are you know who Joss Whedon is, if you don't... Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. He also happens to be a writer and director of a little movie franchise inside the Marvel universe titled Avengers. While in L.A. for the … [Read more...]

#AvengersEvent Exclusive Interview with Aaron Taylor-Johnson & Elizabeth Olsen on #AgeofUltron

While in L.A. for the Avengers Event our group of bloggers had the chance to chat with Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver) and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch). Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, are Marvel characters; Brother and sister twins Pietro and Wanda Maximoff. Having already seen the movie, it was nice to see that these two actors have the same great … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron: Chris Evans & Chris Hemsworth interview #AvengersEvent

Marvel's Avengers are about to assemble back onto the big screen in what is likely to be one of the biggest movies of the year, Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1st). During my recent trip to L.A. I, along with a select group of bloggers were able to attend the movie's press junket day, and a big part of that day included a double dose of Chrises. I'm not going to lie, being able to meet and ask them … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Set Visit & Interviews (part 1) #ABCTVevent #AgentsofSHIELD

Based on Marvel's fictional government organization, S.H.I.E.L.D., this series shows that not all heroes have to be super. About the series: Agent Phil Coulson (Iron Man, Thor, The Avengers) recruits a new team to go into the field and handle any cases involving the strange and the bizarre. Accompanying him is an interesting, collected group of solo field agents. During my recent trip … [Read more...]

Two awesome movies, one marvelous event in L.A. and I’m going! #AvengersEvent #MonkeyKingdom #ABCTVEvent

I'm about to head back to L.A. (4/9 - 4/11) to attend one marvelous event celebrating two exciting new movies - Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (opening in theatres on 5/1) and Disneynature’s MONKEY KINGDOM (opening in theatres on 4/17). This trip will include a group of awesome bloggers! Together we will be attending a special screening of Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, and attending … [Read more...]

15 Movies I’m looking forward to seeing in 2015 #FandangoFamily

Welcome 2015! With every new year comes the anticipation and excitement of new and upcoming movies. And, this year is already shaping up to be a blockbuster for any movie fan! Below is a list of fifteen movies that I’m looking forward to seeing in 2015. 01. Escobar: Paradise Lost (Jan 16) 02. Cake (Jan 23) 03. Black or White (Jan 30) 04. Insurgent (Mar 2015) 05. The Longest Ride (April … [Read more...]

On set interviews, Liana Liberato & Luke Bracey #TheBestofMe

During my recent visit on the set of Nicholas Sparks’ latest movie; The Best Of Me (in theaters 10/17), I had the chance to sit down with a select group of bloggers, to interview two of the films costars; Liana Liberato (young Amanda) and Luke Bracey (young Dawson). Two very nice, up and coming actors, that were more than generous with their time and thoughts on the film. Blogger: So, how old … [Read more...]

On the set interviews with James Marsden & Michelle Monaghan #TheBestofMe

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I recently had the honor of being a part of a small select group of bloggers to visit the set of Nicholas Sparks’ latest movie; The Best Of Me. If you don't already know, the story is about as romantic as they come. As was the filming location, located just outside New Orleans, in the hot and steamy state of Louisiana. The crew was very accommodating … [Read more...]

On the set interview with Nicholas Sparks #TheBestofMe

Back in May, I had the honor of joining a select group of bloggers in visiting the New Orleans set of Nicholas Sparks' latest movie; The Best Of Me - based on his novel of the same name. The movie was on it's last day of filming, taking place on one beautiful southern plantation. The home owner was also on set, sharing that the plantation had been in their family since 1876, and that it's … [Read more...]

Making memories with McDonald’s Happy Meal & Go-Gurt #Giveaway

As you may know, McDonald’s is now offering Go-GURT Low-Fat Strawberry Yogurt as an additional side option for kids in its Happy Meals. This Go-GURT is made exclusively for McDonald’s with 25 percent less sugar than the leading kid’s yogurt and is available in all restaurants nationwide. The decision to include Go-Gurt in Happy Meals is another step in the McDonald’s partnership with the … [Read more...]

ABC’s “The Neighbors” A Hidden Jem

That silly, science fiction comedy series on ABC, "The Neighbors", Yeah - it's worth checking out. About The Neighbors: The series, set in New Jersey, revolves around a family that has relocated to a gated townhouse community called "Hidden Hills". Upon their arrival, they discover that the entire community is populated by residents from another planet. Amongst their myriad quirks, these aliens … [Read more...]

Cobie Smulders and Chris Pratt Interview #DeliveryManEvent

While in L.A. for the Delivery Man Event our group of bloggers had the chance to chat with co- stars Cobie Smulders (Emma) and Chris Pratt (Brett) . Q: How did you first become involved? CS: I’m sure all of you know this, but I’ll repeat it anyway. It’s based on the original film (which) is a French Canadian film by the name of Starbuck. I saw that a couple of months before I even read … [Read more...]