Healthy Back-to-School Backpack Recipes & Social Media Contest (GEDC) #schoolspirit

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Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC), a leading dental service organization, would like to offer my readers some creative and healthy back-to-school backpack snack recipes that will make kids look forward to lunches. I know our family sure can use a couple of new idea. Smile Salad Ingredients: 2 cups baby fresh spinach ½ small Granny Smith apple, chopped ½ cup golden raisins 2 tbs balsamic … [Read more...]

Cedar Point is Making Big Waves in 2017 With An All-new Water Park & More

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The world’s best amusement park destination is getting bigger with a multi-year investment to further demonstrate Cedar Point as a complete vacation choice for families and thrill seekers. The major highlight of fun to come is an extensive transformation of Soak City to the brand-new, Cedar Point Shores Water Park. The new park will feature 18 acres of splish-splashing family fun, featuring … [Read more...]

A New Family Favorite, Easy Weeknight Sweet & Spicy Glazed Chicken #SpreadTheHeat #ad

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpreadTheHeat #CollectiveBias Being a mom that works full-time outside the home, and also a blogger, time with my family is precious. Sometimes, I feel that I have so many things to-do in a day that it is impossible. Yet, week after week, I somehow pull it together. I do it with a lot of … [Read more...]

DYNATRAP Natural Mosquito Trap Discount & Review

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We love spending time outdoors. From spring through fall, we spend a lot of our days in our backyard, and evenings on our front porch. What we don't love are the bothersome bugs. This year the Asian beetles have been a real problem. Which is upsetting after we decided to spend the money on upgrading our porch furniture. Thankfully DYNATRAP sent us The Original Insect Trap to review. The … [Read more...]

The Wild Life TV Spot, Activity Sheets & Prize Package Giveaway #TheWildLife

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I recently shared the official trailer for Liongate's new movie The Wild Life. Today I'm excited to share a fun new TV spot and The Wild Life prize package giveaway with my readers. The Wild Life looks like a really fun movie. Full of colorful characters, and the message of strong friendships. I'm really looking forward to taking our granddaughter to see it on the big screen. Directed By: … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray Combo Gift Card Deal @ Target

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Pre-order Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (3D BD+BD+Digital HD) Blu-ray for just $22.99 (available to ship September 13th) at Target.com and you'll score a free $5 Target Gift Card. … [Read more...]

The App That’s Completely Changing Back to School Shopping

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It's back to school season, which probably means that you've been stuck in an endless spending spree all month (the horror!). There is nothing more time-and-money consuming than Back to School shopping season. Why? First, you've got to manually search for and find the best deals and discounts on everything your kids need - from clothes to office supplies to your school's specific requests. Then … [Read more...]

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Official Trailer, See It Here! #RogueOne

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Lucasfilm’s ROGUE ONE, which takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, tells the story of unlikely heroes who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, and Forest Whitaker. ROGUE ONE is directed by Gareth Edwards, produced by Kathleen Kennedy, … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, Storks in Theaters 9/23/16 #STORKS

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From the studio that delivered THE LEGO MOVIE, the animated adventure features the voice talent of Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Ty Burrell, Jennifer Aniston, and more, comes Storks! Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the … [Read more...]

Disney’s Moana – Extended Olympics TV Spot #Moana

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Light the torch, find your way, dive right in! Watch the extended video of Disney's Moana Olympics TV spot. Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated … [Read more...]

Top Mates Aussie Finishing Sauces, Meatball Recipe & Review

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About Top Mates Aussie: Way, way back (in 2005), down under in Australia, a company was created to bring the first ever “Top” quality food partner for BBQ and other great meals with friends. Before this, only those boring old sauces and tired old relishes, chutneys and artificial jellies existed. The company, Top Mates (branded as Spoonfed Foods in Australia), became a quick success in Australia. … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Celebrated our granddaughter's second birthday. 2.Had two people that I don't know, stop me to say that they love my hair. 3.Was excited to hear that my mom and step dad sold their house. 4.Firmed up plans for our last trip up north for this season. 5.Started shopping around for a new, well newer car. 6.Organized our laundry/ storage … [Read more...]

Exclusive Interview, Jennifer Garner Talks About #NineLives

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Jennifer Garner stars in the new family movie, Nine Lives, in theaters Friday, August 5th. I recently had the opportunity to join in on a group phone interview with Jennifer Garner. Our family includes two fun and feisty cats, so I was eager to hear her thoughts on what it was like to film with cats. In Nine lives, Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a daredevil billionaire at the top of his game. His … [Read more...]

The Importance of Consistency in Dog Training

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When it comes down to training your dog, you need to make sure that they understand that you’re in control of everything that happens. You want to make the best decision to move forward with the right dog, but if they’re not listening to you then this could be a problem. This is why consistency with dog training is extremely important. You have to ensure that using all of the dog training tips … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, The Wild Life #TheWildLife

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From the over-exuberant parrot Mak to the snack-obsessed tapir Rosie, from the persnickety echidna Epi to the acrobatic pangolin Pango, from the ditzy goat Scrubby to the commonsensical kingfisher Kiki and the always-cool chameleon Carmello, things are larger-than-life on a tropical isle that is pure wild animal paradise. Then Robinson Crusoe, a marooned human, arrives in the midst of a furious … [Read more...]

Nine Lives, New Movie Clip & Prize Pack Giveaway #NineLives

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I recently shared movie images and the official trailer for EuropaCorp's new movie Nine Lives. In theaters August 5th. Today I'm excited to share a nee movie clip and fun Nine Lives prize package with my readers. The movie stars Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Malina Weissman, Cheryl Hines, Christopher Walken and Robbie Amell. Nine Lives is the story of a stuffy businessman, Tom Brand (Kevin … [Read more...]

7 Things On Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Celebrated our granddaughter's ninth birthday. Watched an advanced screening of Nine Lives. (review coming soon) Made plans for a weekend trip up north with cousins. Participated in a phone interview with Jennifer Garner. (blog post coming soon) Enjoyed having our two year old granddaughter for two days. Tripped and twisted my ankle pretty good. … [Read more...]

Jim Henson’s Word Party, Streaming Now On Netflix

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Word Party is the new vocabulary building show from The Jim Henson Company that follows four adorable baby animals as they sing, dance and play. The show invites our youngest viewers to help teach the baby animals new words, practice these new words themselves, and celebrate these achievements with a "Word Party!" Word Party is produced using the groundbreaking Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a … [Read more...]

Easy & Delicious Twix Ice Cream Cake Recipe

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Looking for an easy summer dessert recipe? Wow your family with this Easy & Delicious Twix Ice Cream Cake. You will need: 20 Ice cream sandwiches 1 (16 ounce) container of whipped topping 1 (12 ounce) jar of caramel topping, room temperature 2 Twix candy bars Place half of the ice cream sandwiches side by side in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Cover evenly with half of the caramel topping, … [Read more...]

Our 2016 Kia Sedona Review

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I have never seen myself as the mini van type. To be honest, I really enjoy driving smaller, zippy cars. It's what I am use to. Though to be fair - there are mini vans, and then there are cool vans with a lot of storage and a long list of really nice features. With that being said, I recently had the opportunity to test drive the 2016 Kia Sedona SXL for an entire week. I'm not saying that I am … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, A New Look @ Marvel’s Doctor Strange #DoctorStrange

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In celebration of the cast’s appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, a brand new poster and trailer have been released for Marvel's Doctor Strange! After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant and conceited surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil. Directed by Scott Derrickson , Doctor Strange stars … [Read more...]

Ice Age: Collision Course Character Photos, Movie Clip & A Prize Pack Giveaway #IceAge #CollisionCourse

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I recently shared the official movie poster, trailer and coloring sheets for 20th Century Fox's Ice Age: Collision Course (now in theaters). Today I'm excited to share a few Ice Age: Collision Course character photos and a fun prize package giveaway with my readers. My family is really excited to see this movie on the big screen. The Ice Age movies have featured some of our favorite animated … [Read more...]

Will Be Back Soon

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Sometimes you just have to let go of everything and do a lot of this! I have some fun things to share with my readers, and will be back to posting in a few days. … [Read more...]