Vegan Sweet Potato & Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie #VeganFoodShare

Ingredients: 5 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed 1 cup brown or green lentils, washed and picked over 3/4 cup uncooked steel cut oats 1 + teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound mushrooms, divided 1 large carrot, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup red wine 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon soy sauce 3/4 cup low-sodium vegetable … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Took one of our cats to the vet for an allergic reaction. 2.Started fall cleaning. Cleaned our baseboards, and under and behind all furniture and appliances. 3.Bought tickets to see Billy Gardell in November. 4.Watched the pilot episodes of This is Us, and Pitch. I really liked them both. 5.Bought a few new Halloween decorations. 6.Tried a new … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Doctor Strange, New Movie Feature & Images #DoctorStrange

Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a young, arrogant surgeon with a promising career, loses his ability to operate after a terrible accident. Despondent and suicidal, Dr. Strange seeks advice from a mystical being known as the Ancient One and learns that he is the newly designated Sorcerer Supreme, responsible for protecting the planet from evil. With his girlfriend Clea and his loyal … [Read more...]

Lentil & Black Bean Vegan Soup (spicy) #VeganFoodShare

Our teenage daughter has been vegan for a long time now, and though we chose not to be we still try to support her by finding new recipes the whole family can enjoy. This is our newest soup recipe. It's high in protein, very hearty, and has a spicy kick to it. Perfect for chilly fall evenings. Ingredients: 2 tables spoons of extra-virgin olive oil 2 carrots, cleaned and cut 1 glove of garlic, … [Read more...]

New Storks TV Spot, Plus Prize Package Giveaway #Storks

I recently shared the official trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures new movie Storks. Today I’m excited to share a fun new TV spot, Storks Tulip the Builder game and a prize package giveaway with my readers. Storks looks like a really fun movie. Even our teenage daughter is excited to see it. I can remember when I was young and talking with my friends about where we thought babies came from. We … [Read more...]

Cedar Point’s 20 Years of Fear Is Here! #Halloweekends

If you read my blog or follow me on any social media sites, then you already know of my love for all things Cedar Point. From spring through fall, anytime is a good time to visit the park for our family. But, one of our favorite times to visit the park is right now. For HalloWeekends. HalloWeekends is when Halloween takes over Cedar Point, and this year they are celebrating 20 years of fear. … [Read more...]

Hey Local Readers! Bring Your Flock to the Free Advance Screening of #STORKS

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore.com. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, … [Read more...]

Lightspeed Products Add Fun to Our Summer & Fall

When boxes are delivered from Lightspeed Outdoors, the whole family gets excited. We enjoy camping from spring through fall, so we are always ready to try out new gear. We recently received the following products from Lightspeedoutdoors.com to review. The 4-Person Vermont Pro Tent The Vermont 4-Person Tent Pro is completely free-standing and utilizes a quick-setup drawstring hub. This tent is … [Read more...]

Comcast X1 DVR With Cloud Technology, Available Now In Michigan

Comcast just announced that its X1 customers across Michigan can now download programs they have recorded on their digital video recorder (DVR) to watch on IP-enabled devices, such as laptops, tablets and smartphones, or stream them using an Internet connection, anytime and anywhere. The new service, called X1 DVR with Cloud Technology, provides customers access to virtually their entire TV … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, A Dog’s Purpose

Based on the Best-Selling Book "A Dog's Purpose" is about a dog's quest to discover its purpose in the world over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners. Josh Gad voices the reincarnating pooch in the trailer for A Dog's Purpose. Directed by: Lasse Hallström Cast: Britt Robertson, Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, John Ortiz Unleashes into theaters: January 27, 2017 Follow … [Read more...]

Salvation Army Thrift Stores Offer Big Savings This Labor Day

Back-to-school season is upon us! Whether it’s back-to-school or back-to-college, join The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center family thrift stores as they celebrate the start of a new season with the annual Labor Day sale. Visit any of the 36 metro Detroit Salvation Army thrift store locations to enjoy 50 percent off clothing on Monday, Sept. 5. Most stores will open at … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Scrubbed and cleaned our floors. Title and hardwood. Cleaned and organized our laundry/cat room. Enjoyed taking out daughter back to school shopping. Took my car in for a new water pump and sway bar. Had a sever sinus headache that lasted three days. Suffered from a bad case of writes block/ blogger burnout. Watched Gus Van Sant's The Sea of … [Read more...]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...]