Tips On Planning The Perfect Mother/Daughter Day With Your Teen

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Find Your #Aah #CollectiveBias Between being a mom, having a full time job, a blog, and keeping up with the household, my life has been crazy busy lately. As hectic as my schedule can get, being a mom is by far the most important job on my list. So time spend with my girls is precious. Here … [Read more...]

Everyone Gets What They Want @ Rosa Mexicana Resturante #ReviewCrew @Restaurant_Com #sp

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We are a pretty easy going family. We agree on almost everything, except when it comes to dinner. Especially, when it comes to eating out. So, how do you satisfy four teens that can't make-up their minds on Mexican, or Italian, and two adults on a budget? You pull out a smartphone, check the Restaurant.com app, that's how! That is how we found Rosa's Mexicana Resturante, and it's located only a … [Read more...]

$3 Bestie Sale on Restaurant.com #ReviewCrew

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The best way to one’s heart is through their stomach! Celebrate Best Friend’s Day by treating your Bestie to a dinner out. For 2 days only, Restaurant.com is serving up $25 Certificates for only $3 with Promo Code: HEART. There is nothing better than good friends. I have been friends with this awesome bestie since the beginning of high-school! When we meet for dinner, we sometimes spend hours … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Red Robin’s new Red Ramen Burger & a great deal for college students

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Ramen Burger, the Elusive Burger Sensation, to be Available for the Masses at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews. The ramen burger – the latest food frenzy to sweep New York and Los Angeles – is going national for the first time! Guests can visit Red Robin restaurants around the country to get a taste of the highly sought after culinary craze. To celebrate the limited time offer, Red Robin has … [Read more...]

Eat more, spend less with the $3 sale on Restaurant.com #ReviewCrew #sp

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Spring has sprung! There’s no better way to celebrate than taking the family to enjoy alfresco dining and fruity drinks. To bring in the new season, Restaurant.com is serving up $25 Certificates for only $3 with Promo Code: SALE. All their other deals are on sale too! For example, grab a $10 Certificate for just $1.20. Restaurant.com is the trusted and valued source connecting diners, … [Read more...]

Golden Chopsticks, an East Side Favorite #ReviewCrew @Restaurant_Com #sp

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Chinese food has been a favorite of mine for years. Like most favorites, I tend to play it safe and stick to my usual restaurants when eating out. While recently planning a dinner and movie date with our teenage daughter, I decided to branch out and give a new Chinese restaurant a try. We used the restaurant.com app, put in the theater address, and found a great deal for Golden Chopsticks, right … [Read more...]

A little something for everyone @ The Next Chapter Bookstore & Bistro #ReviewCrew @Restaurant_Com #sp

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Our most recent Restaurant.Com find took us to downtown Northville, Michigan. A very charming town filled with old-fashioned street lamps, out door benches, and a nice collection of restaurants, and small shops. Tucked inside a small historic building we paid "The Next Chapter Bookstore and Bistro" a visit for brunch. From the outside this bookstore/bistro doesn't really look like much. Once … [Read more...]

Five Food Tips to Help Ease the Winter Blues

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This winter has been pretty mild for most of us, but day after day of gray skies can really bring on a case of the winter blues. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), affects up-to 20% of adults. As the chill sets in and the wintry darkness looms, you can fight SAD by eating the right foods and boosting your vitamin intake. Here are five tips, along with a low sugar, and low carbohydrate diet is … [Read more...]

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour, Restaurant.com Deal #ReviewCrew #Detroit

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More than just eating out, Restaurant.com's Night Out in Detroit is "A phenomenon of historic proportions" (The Washington Times). See "Riverdance — The 20th Anniversary World Tour" at Detroit's Fox Theatrer this June. Each package includes a ticket for a Main Floor seat and a $50 Restaurant.com eGift card, a $106 package value. Now this is a great deal. Perfect for a date night or family evening … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Tried a new restaurant and liked it a lot. Canceled a road trip to Ohio because of winter weather. Below zero temps, high winds, snow and icy roads. Was awake working past 1:00 am on a week night. Finally saw The Revenant. Wow, really good movie. Very intense. Ruined a turkey dinner. Turkey looked cooked but was raw in spots. Yams were over … [Read more...]

My favorite blog posts of 2015

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Looking through my 2015 archives brings back a lot of great memories. There are so many things that I enjoyed sharing with my readers. Below is a list of fifteen of my favorite blog posts of 2015. Exclusive Paul Bettany & James Spader interview #AvengersEvent Being a longtime James Spader fan, he was everything I had hope for. Friendly, talkative, and really cool. First official movie … [Read more...]

Breakfast is served, without the mess or breaking our budget thanks to @Restaurant_Com #ReviewCrew #sp

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The week between Christmas and New Year's Day is usually a busy one around here. The kids are home from school, and my office is typically closed for the week. So, between hosting holiday events with friends and family, we tend to over schedule our days off with as much fun as possible. That leaves very little time for cooking, and cleaning. Well, at-least that is what I strive for each year. Who … [Read more...]

Great gift idea! Restaurant.com Dinner & a Movie ONLY $30! #ReviewCrew #dinnerandamovie

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The holiday season ushers in festive foods, décor, and winter's highly anticipated movies of 2015! Explore the galaxy, sing with the Chipmunks or solve a Sherlock mystery—and dine out with Specials by Restaurant.com Dinner & a Movie deal. Now through December 20th for $30, you’ll score two movie tickets PLUS a $100 Restaurant.com eGift card to redeem for a star-rated restaurant. Spend … [Read more...]

Dos Hermanos Restaurant & Market, a real hidden gem #ReviewCrew @Restaurant_Com #sp

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One of the things I love about using Restaurant.com is finding places to eat that we've never been to, right in our own neighborhood. Our most recent find is an awesome little Mexican restaurant, and market named Dos Hermanos. This was our first time at Dos Hermanos, so we had no idea what to expect. From the street, it's the market that really stands out. When we first arrived I thought we … [Read more...]

Restaurant.com Delivers the “Better than Best” Cyber Monday Sale #ReviewCrew #CyberMonday

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One of my favorite money saving sites is participating in Cyber Monday! For families who want to avoid the hours of cooking and clean-up this holiday season, Restaurant.com delivers $3 for $25 Certificates with Promo Code: CYBER today only! Find places to meet, eat and be merry from 22,000 restaurants nationwide. And if you’re traveling, you'll want the Restaurant.com on the road with you! Use … [Read more...]

Our Pie Five Pizza experience #PieFive

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We were recently invited to experience Pie Five Pizza, at their new Southfield, Michigan location. Pie Five Pizza is a trend-setting, fast-casual concept offering individual handcrafted pizzas with fresh ingredients made-to-order and prepared in less than five minutes. Pie Five offers a nice list of specialty pizza, as well the option to totally create your own. Each pizza or salad being made … [Read more...]

Trying something new, thanks to @Restaurant_Com #ReviewCrew #sp

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These are busy times for our family. Due to our active work schedules, we eat out a lot this time of year. Most of the time we tend to frequent or order from the same local restaurants. I can be a creature of habit that way. Thanks to Restaurant.com and being a part of the Review Crew, we have been trying to break this habit, and getting out to try new restaurants and foods. It's been really fun. … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Baked a dozen blueberry muffins with the help of our eight year old granddaughter. Finished season four of Longmire on Netflix. In our opinion, it was the best season since the first. Enjoyed a much needed evening of visiting and laughing with family. Had dinner at our local Mexican Restaurant that goes all out for Halloween. So much fun! Made … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Enjoyed a late dinner with friends. Spent an afternoon cooking, and watching a movie with our granddaughter. Won $48 the first time we played Keeno. Played again and won nothing. Burned a loaf of garlic bread. Not just a little, really burned it. Black. Started pulling out our Halloween decorations. Had a good time at Rib Fest, a local barbecue … [Read more...]

Our Mother, Daughter lunch @ Lakeshore Grill (Macy’s) @Restaurant_Com #ReviewCrew #sp

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Back to school time is a busy time of year. Add together eleventh grade homework, drivers training, and our sixteen year old daughter getting her first part-time job, and it becomes just plum crazy. Yet, as crazy as it has been, we still managed to fit in a nice mother/daughter shopping day at the mall that included a fancy lunch at Lakeshore Grill inside of Macy's. The perfect way to kick-off the … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Came home from a fun three day camping trip with friends. 02. Booked another camping trip. 03. Felt lost after leaving my planner at work. Time to ditch it, and start really using my phone. 04. Finally watched Every Secret Thing, and loved it. Support women in film, and watch it on demand. We need more credit's like these. 05. Spent a … [Read more...]

Buddy’s Pizza offers all-you-can eat pizza to benefit Capuchin Soup Kitchen #Detroit #Slice4Life

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What's better than all-you-can-eat pizza? All-you-can-eat-pizza for a cause! Join Buddy’s Pizza on Monday, Apr. 13 as the family-owned Detroit original celebrates its 39th annual 'Slice for Life' benefit meal in partnership with the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. all 11 Buddy's Pizza locations, will host an all-you-can-eat two-topping pizza and salad meal for patrons who … [Read more...]