Brew and BBQ @ Cedar Point this weekend #IheartCP #Rougarou #BloggingatCP

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Summer is just around the corner, and for our family, that means planning the first of several trips to Cedar Point. Attention thrill seekers, Brew and BBQ lovers! Get your taste buds ready, Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31 Cedar Point is bringing it all together in the park. You'll be able to sample micro, craft and specialty beers from breweries around the region – 146 beers, … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Bought and arranged new flowers in our front yard. 02. Made plans to visit the Smokey Mountains on Labor Day weekend. 03. Was awake way too late on a weeknight watching a Mike & Molly marathon. 04. Enjoyed an evening with my parents and our granddaughters. 05. Took the girls to the park. 06. Had a great time visiting and having … [Read more...]

Sidekick Castle Bounce House Giveaway

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Welcome To The Bounce House Giveaway! Sponsored by Blast Zone   Giveaway by JennsBlahBlahBlog.com Jenn’s Blah Blog has teamed up with Blast Zone to bring one lucky person a chance to win a Sidekick Castle Bounce House. To learn more about this amazing sponsor, Blast Zone, and all the exceptional products that they offer, check out Jenn’s Blah Blog’s recent post - Family Fun With Sidekick … [Read more...]

Save For Your Next Family Trip with a Few Easy Tips

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Family vacations a great way to create lasting memories with your loved ones and strengthen or maintain strong bonds with one another. Unfortunately, you may not always have the funds to do such things. What if there was a way to save money on everyday expenses and put away funds for your next family vacation? Below are a few options to consider. Seek Out Discounts On purchases that you must … [Read more...]

Deal Alert! XFINITY: Kid’s movie sale #XFINITYreviewer

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Did you know that you can purchase and download movies from XFINITY? It's quick, easy and they have a ton of movies to chose from. Something for everyone. By simply using your XFINITY remote you can purchase the latest and greatest movie titles to your account. This is just another reason why I love being an XFINITY customer. This holiday weekend, don't miss the XFINITY sale on kid's movies. … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Cleaned behind and underneath our kitchen appliances. Ew! How does it get so bad, so fast? 02. After three weeks of working past 11pm every night, I'm finally ready to slow it down a little. At least for a day or two. 03. Took our basset hound to a do-it-yourself grooming facility. I prefer to drop her off and pick her up clean, but … [Read more...]

The haps on Cap! Our first update on Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War #CivilWar

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Marvel Studios has commenced principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on “Captain America: Civil War,” the third installment of its Super Hero franchise. The production will shoot on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production, as well as locations in Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland. Set for release in the United States on May 6, … [Read more...]

Discover your pool personality with Kayak Pools #PowerofthePool

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Making the decision to shop for a pool is an exciting time. When you add a pool to your yard, you're adding a lot of fun experiences for the whole family. Knowing that summer is just around the corner, it's easy to get caught up in being ready to start those fun experiences, and rush into buying. But how do you know which pool is right for you? Right for 1) family, 2) home, 3) lifestyle, and 4) … [Read more...]

Get ready for Nat Geo WILD’s “Barkfest”

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It’s May! And that means it’s time for Nat Geo WILD’s inaugural BARKFEST, a full weekend of programming that celebrates man’s best friend, airing May 15-17. Friday, May 15: World’s Greatest Dogs - Friday, May 15 at 8 PM ET/PT These are the stories of extraordinary dogs: a surfing therapy dog, a bionic dog, a dog with the world record in scootering, and many more. We’ll meet these … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

We Love Moms Video #PeanutsMovie

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Celebrate Moms and all the reasons we love them with a brand new video from THE PEANUTS MOVIE. Featuring all your favorite Peanuts characters, this heartfelt video is a great way to show your mother just how much she means to you! THE PEANUTS MOVIE – IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 6 Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday: Watch the teaser trailer for the 24Th James Bond movie #Spectre

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A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Director: Sam Mendes Cast: Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Naomi Harris, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, … [Read more...]

Avengers: Age of Ultron, now assembled in theaters everywhere #AvengersEvent

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Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig … [Read more...]

Free Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON coloring sheets #Avengers #AvengersEvent #AgeOfUltron

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With Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON arriving in theatres everywhere this Friday, May 1st, I'm excited to share some free coloring sheets with my readers. Click on the below image to view and download a fun 15 pages to share and color! Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris … [Read more...]

Fun family memories with our Kayak Pool #PowerofThePool

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Thinking back to my childhood there are some fun memories that really stand out. Having a Kayak pool in our yard is definitely one of them. Enjoyed by all of our friends and family, our house was the place to be. I don't know how my sister and I didn't grow gills, we swam so much. Our parents never had to worry about where we were, because we were always in our back yard. I have great … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Added another camping trip to our summer calender. 02. Found cat poop in our tub! 03. Enjoyed a fun Marvel Avengers Movie Night as a family. 04. Tried a new bran muffin recipe that turned out horrible. 05. Slept in until 10 am. This never happens. 06. Shopped for spring and summer clothes. 07. Spent a few much needed hours with one … [Read more...]

Marvel Avengers Movie Night, Meijer sponsored #giveaway

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Avengers: Age of Ultron will be assembling in theaters on May 1st. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron (James … [Read more...]

Extremely comfortable, and luxurious, my Hyundai Sonata review

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When thinking about my favorite cars, Hyundai has never been a name that comes to mind. Well, that just changed! I recently had the pleasure of driving a 2015 Hyundai Sonata for a week, and just like that - it now makes my short list of cars to consider. In-fast it not only makes my list, it just might be at the top. When it comes to vehicle reviews here on Five Dollar Shake, I pride myself on my … [Read more...]

Monkey Kingdom movie review #MonkeyKingdom

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Set in the storied jungles of South Asia, “Monkey Kingdom” showcases the adventures of new mom Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey who’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South … [Read more...]

My Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens experience in celebration of Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom #MonkeyKingdom

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Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure swings into theaters this Friday, April 17, 2015. Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated … [Read more...]