8 Summertime Decorating Tips and Ideas for Your Home

Summertime is here! This just means more time for fun and exciting outdoor activities. But before you head out and do some camping and picnics, it’s best to redecorate your home first and give it a summer feel. Below are some tips and tricks that could bring the summertime feel inside your home. They are pretty easy to do and won’t cost you that much to do so. Check them out! Heavy to … [Read more...]

My “Mazda’s Drive At The Track” Experience at the M1 Concourse Event #Detroit #Mazda

Mazda North American Operations and Mazda Motorsports recently hosted a local media “Drive At The Track” at the M1 Concourse for a select group of journalists and other influencers. Proudly named after America’s first highway, M1 Concourse is a brand new motorsport facility located roughly 30 minutes outside of Detroit in Pontiac, MI. There were four new Mazda Miata MX-5 Cup race cars on hand. … [Read more...]

The Drowning, Available To Stream June 1st

Paladin and Electric Entertainment announce their release of Bette Gordon’s psychological thriller, The Drowning, A Film Community production opening theatrically May 10th, 2017. Based on Border Crossing, the controversial novel about violence in children by noted Booker Prize-winning author Pat Barker. The Drowning was adapted for the screen by Stephen Molton and House of Cards showrunner Frank … [Read more...]

The LEGO Batman Movie Review

A few days ago my family had the privilege of catching a sneak peek of the Lego Batman movie. My family was totally excited because we loved The Lego Movie! So, I'm going to fill you in if you should see this film! Gotham City as Batman (Will Arnett) knows it is in a state of chaos. If Batman wants to save his beloved city from the Joker (Zach Galifianakis), he is going to have to do some … [Read more...]

How to Enjoy Entertainment When You’re on a Tight Budget

Many people think that if they don’t have a lot of money to spend, they can’t enjoy as much entertainment as those who have more money in their budget. But, this isn’t true – even if you’re on a tighter budget than ever before, there are still many free and extremely cheap options for entertainment that you can choose. There’s no need to be bored on a budget – whether you’re saving up, in between … [Read more...]

10 Practical Tips to Help You Buy a House before You Turn 30

Who wouldn’t want to have a house to call his own? Of course, everyone is dreaming about it. It’s part of everybody's goals in life. However, it is not something that can be easily achieved especially for a person who is not careful and mindful about his/her expenses. The tendency is that after school, during your first few years of working, all you care about is buying or spending money on … [Read more...]

7 movies on Netflix you haven’t seen, but should watch

Netflix is one of my favorite and easiest forms of entertainment (so many movies and TV shows, at the click of a button!), but it can also be overwhelming BECAUSE it has so many choices. If you're not sure where to start, check out these seven movies, that you probably haven't seen but should see. 1) Philomena. This film is also based on a book, which was based on a real-life story, and I … [Read more...]

Pacifica is a fine addition to Chrysler’s minivan heritage #NAIAS

Nick Cannon, pop culture hipster and host of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” visited the Motor City to help Chrysler debut its brand new minivan, the Pacifica, on the opening day of the North American International Auto Show and FIVE DOLLAR SHAKE was invited for an up close look at the first introduction of this vehicle to the public. Cannon spent the day interacting with auto show attendees through … [Read more...]

Growing Popularity of Zombies

Your home is adorned with posters, images, and memorabilia from Night of the Living Dead, and your DVR is chock full of already-watched episodes of The Walking Dead. You’re either a brain-eating zombie or a prime example of the world’s growing preoccupation with zombie culture. And you’re not alone – zombies are popping up everywhere, from the silver screen to the TV screen and even in video … [Read more...]

Making Money Taking Online Surveys

Taking surveys is a great way to earn extra cash on the Web. There are many companies on the market that will pay you to complete short surveys and share your experiences with decision makers. While most people fill out surveys for extra pocket change, there are some people who make a full-time living simply filling out these surveys online. Sign Up for Survey Sites There are tons of survey … [Read more...]

How The Fantastic Four Reboot Came To Be

As usual, Marvel has a lot going on this spring and summer. It begins with the upcoming release of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, and as we've already written about, there are numerous promotional showings coming along with said release. Most ambitious of all will be the marathon 11-movie, in-theater showing of all of the Avenger-focused movies (which apparently includes GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY). But … [Read more...]

3 Things We Can Learn From Taylor Swift’s NYC Move

It's always fun to watch big celebrity moves. When a celeb moves from one city to another, they oftentimes make headlines. The biggest … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

Heineken is, of course, a globally-known name for beer, but I didn't know before watching Kidnapping Mr. Heineken that Heineken was also an actual person. The film is based on real-life events, but unfortunately delves in to said events immediately, without giving us much backstory on either the man himself or his captors. Official synopsis: In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off … [Read more...]

Four Business That Found Success After Failing on “Shark Tank”

"Shark Tank" is a television reality show that airs on ABC and strives to match new companies with investors. ABC boasts that it helped companies make millions of dollars and increase their customer bases. Though the show often features three to five companies every week, not everyone walks away with a deal. Some decide that they don't want to accept the offer given to them, and others fail to … [Read more...]

Biggest movie flops of 2014

Sometimes the trailer is the best thing about a movie. What this means for the audience is, unfortunately, in some cases the trailer might be writing cheques the film can’t cash. Here is a list of the biggest, most anti-climactic build-ups and subsequent let-downs of 2014’s cinema releases: 1.Transformers: Age of Extinction The loud, flashy robots were back, creaking and thrusting through a … [Read more...]

Is it time for a shake up in casino movies?

The forthcoming release of The Gambler, starring Jessica Lange and Mark Wahlberg, has got tongues wagging as to whether or not the remake will do the original justice this November. Directed by Karel Reisz in 1976, the original film starred James Caan as a literary professor who made one too many bad choices when it came to indulging his gambling vice. The film was a hit in the 70s – but … [Read more...]

The Expendables 3, The Cast, The Excitement & Will They Make A Fourth?

The cast at Cannes 2014 Fans of gray-haired action franchise The Expendables should be able to see the third in the series by the time they read this. It's been released in London and is due to hit theaters in the US on August 15th. The cast is amazing, adding to the line-ups from the first two - I can't wait to see it! Cast Personally, I found that The Expendables 2 was great fun, I'm a big … [Read more...]

It’s Prom Season at JenJenHouse!

Looking for the perfect dress for the prom, a wedding, or any other special event? Be red carpet ready with JenJenHouse! There is an amazing selection of special even dresses and so many ways to customize your search and your dress! I have a body type that I feel is difficult to dress. With JenJenHouse I can narrow down my search to find the perfect dress for me! I can choose to filter by … [Read more...]

TENZI & the companion game “77 Ways to play TENZI” Review & Giveaway – 3 Winners!

A couple weeks ago I shared my experience with a new game, TENZI. With a suggested retail price of under $15.00, TENZI makes a great gift. The best way to buy it is to find it in your local store so that you’re able to pick out the dice in the color combination that appeals to you. I actually bought mine at my local Hallmark store. Now, along comes a companion game for TENZI, called 77 Ways to … [Read more...]

Help! My Teen is Driving!

If you thought teaching your teen to drive was stressful, wait until you have to set him free and let him actually drive. Without you there. On the wide-open roads. With all of the other crazy drivers. Yeah, it’s enough to cause any parent to have a full-on anxiety attack. So what can you do to help ease the worry and make the experience a positive one for both of you? Take a Deep … [Read more...]

Flowers: A Timeless Gift for Timeless Relationships

It’s not every day that you find a relationship that stands the test of time. Whether you just met the love of your life or are celebrating a gold anniversary, this person is the one you have chosen for a lifetime and they should feel your love and devotion. One of the most significant ways you can show this affection is by sending the gift of flowers. You can choose from a solitary rose or a full … [Read more...]

Accidental discovery of a new, fast-paced dice game that you’re going to love!

While on a shopping trip to Hallmark for a Christmas ornament, I stumbled upon what turned out to be the perfect gift for my niece, a dice game called “Tenzi”. It stated on the package that it’s the world’s fastest game. Since I am always on the lookout for a different type of game, I thought that I’d give this one a chance. I wasn’t disappointed. Last night, for New Year’s Eve, three of us … [Read more...]

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village #Detroit #Review

Happy Holidays! My name is Toni from My Book Addiction and I am thrilled to be posting on Five Dollar Shake today. Thank you so much for the invitation, Jenn! I've always wanted to take my family to Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village. Every year we hear the fireworks from our living room and have always wondered what it would be like to go. Well, this year was a dream come true. It was a … [Read more...]

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