7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Enjoyed a three day comping trip with friends. 02. Made plans to host a barbecue on Labor Day. 03. Missed my husband while he worked a lot of overtime. 04. Pulled a muscle in my back. 05. Watched the movie Bridesmaids and laughed at it for the millionth time. 06. Pulled out a few fall decorations. 07. Spent way too much money at … [Read more...]

Explorer: Warloards of Ivory & Elephant Queen, let’s put an end to pooching #NatGeo

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I love being a part of the Bloggers Gone Wild program, for the Nat Geo Channel "WILD". My family has enjoyed watching several entertaining and educational programs, that I'm not sure we have seen otherwise. This Sunday (9/30) WILD and the National Geographic Channel will both focus on elephants. Hoping together we can put an end to pooching. EXPLORER: WARLOARDS OF IVORY Sunday, August 30 … [Read more...]

Wet Ones, one of our must have products while camping #WetOnes #ad

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Must have camping gear comes in big and small sizes, each equally important. When it comes to keeping our food and drinks cool, coolers are a must have. That's a give-in. When it comes to tackling messes, our must have is Wet Ones. Perfect for cleaning faces, and hands while on the campground! We also found that Wet Ones have the cleaning power to handle pretty much any of our camping surprises. … [Read more...]

The Force Awakens Around the World: Star Wars Fans Invited to Join Epic Global Event on YouTube #ForceFriday #StarWars

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens products are set to be unveiled in the world’s first-ever global live toy unboxing event. Unfolding over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries, the event will see highlights from the range of epic merchandise revealed in a rolling New Year’s Eve style celebration featuring top digital stars from the Maker Studios network. “Star Wars toys have always played an … [Read more...]

Walt Disney Animation Studios Shorts Film Collection Review & Giveaway

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From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes the Shorts Film Collection, an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films featuring Disney's Frozen Fever, starring Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff, and the Oscar®-nominated Lorenzo. You can enjoy this must-own collection with all-new extras including an inside look at the Disney Animation shorts, featuring introductions and … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Challenge Your Savings: A College Savings Plan #360Savings #ad

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A new survey from Capital One Bank revealed that while people feel happiness and satisfaction from saving money, they also find it hard to actually save because of financial constraints and deep-rooted spending habits. Judging from my own experience, I have to agree. Even though I feel a lot better and less worrisome with a larger balance in our savings account, it takes a lot of sacrificing and … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials #ScorchTrials

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In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces … [Read more...]

We have #SanDisk products to our Back to school shopping list @BestBuy

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Our youngest daughter is about to start her junior year of high school. We couldn't be more proud of her, and how hard she works. The amount of school work and level of education that she is handling is way more than we had while in school. As parents, we try … [Read more...]

Olympia Entertainment is bringing fun family live shows to Detroit this fall #Detroit

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Olympia Entertainment is a sports and live entertainment company headquartered in the Fox Theatre in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. They've been around since the late 1920's, so when it comes to entertainment, their name is one families can really trust. Olympia Entertainment recently released the titles of four exciting live family shows coming to Detroit this fall.   Pokémon: … [Read more...]

7 things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Ordered new dishes. We've been using ours for over 20 years, it was time. 02. Enjoyed a late night of dinner, music, and playing cards alone with my husband. 03. Bought our granddaughter two bags of nice clothes for a steal, on a local Facebook group. 04. Made plans to extend our next camping trip by one more day. 05. Started shopping … [Read more...]

Three Must See Family Movies & a $200 Fandango Gift Card Giveaway #FandangoFamily

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The end of summer vacation might be in sight, but there is still plenty of time to visit the theater to see three of this year's must see family movies. 1. Pixar's 'Inside Out' Everyone knows growing up isn't easy. For Riley, the girl at the center of Pixar's new "Inside Out," growing up is made a little bit harder when her family relocates to San Francisco, throwing her emotions — joy, … [Read more...]

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T , brings comfort & safety to our family camping trip

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We recently put the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T to the test of a four day family camping trip. Our trip included, two adults, two teenagers, two tents, four days of clothes, and a whole lot of camping gear. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport hatch did not disappoint, as you can see, we left nothing behind. We even used the Under-Rear-Cargo-Floor Storage Compartment for smaller items. Our … [Read more...]

Fandango Movieclips Family Channel on YouTube #FandangoFamily

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Fandango recently launched the Fandango Movieclips Family Channel on YouTube. Showcasing Family movie trailers, original series and videos. What makes this channel stand out over the others is everything shown is family-friendly, making it perfect for all ages to enjoy. With categories like "Animal Tales, Family Classics, and Reel Kids (watch what Real Kids are saying about new movies in … [Read more...]

Let the good times roll with Igloo’s Quantum 28 Quart Roller Cooler

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Camping has become one of our favorite summer activities. In-fact over the past few years, I'd say we've become quit the advert campers. We go as often as possible. We now have an excellent routine for putting up and tearing down our tent, for organizing our gear, and our packing priorities are spot on. When it comes to camping, I'm all about the food, the drinks and the relaxation. But, … [Read more...]

Buy 1, Get 1 Free Dinosauria @ the Detroit Zoo offer from Valvoline Instant Oil Change

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Valvoline Instant Oil Change has partnered with the Detroit Zoo to offer their customers a Buy One, Get One voucher for a ticket to Dinosauria. Visitors to local Valvoline Instant Oil Change Detroit locations will receive a voucher for a Buy One, Get One on a ticket to Dinosauria at the Detroit Zoo with the purchase of a regular or synthetic oil change. About Dinosauria: guest have the … [Read more...]

Baby’s Got Soul creative baby clothes review & giveaway

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Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. All photos used are copyrighted to Fivedollarshake.net. Looking for a fun and funky gift that will stand out at any party or baby shower? Something well made, and unique, yet classy enough to not offend. Sounds hard to find, … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron assembling in your home soon!

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Marvel Studios unleashes the next global phenomenon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital SD and On-Demand October 2, 2015. The iconic heroes are forced to reassemble and face their most intimidating enemy yet- Ultron. The home entertainment release includes Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes, Making-of Featurettes, Gag Reel and more! Get it … [Read more...]

Live like a movie star with online coupons from Groupon

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I've been fortunate to attend some pretty nice press trips over the past five years. Thanks to this blog. I've traveled all over the U.S. to visit movie sets, interview movie stars and promote films. Though each press trip has been different, the one thing they all have had in common is luxury. I can admit that staying in expensive Hotels, eating in fancy restaurants, and mingling with the stars … [Read more...]

Blast is getting a FREE Boost! How will you use an extra fifty percent? #XFINITYreviewer

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Comcast recently announced it is increasing Internet speeds in Michigan at no additional charge to customers. The company will increase the speed of its popular Blast! tier by 50 percent to 75 Mbps and introduce a new Extreme 150 Mbps speed tier. This latest increase demonstrates Comcast’s ongoing commitment to continue to increase speeds for its customers, as it has virtually every year for more … [Read more...]