Bucket list with a twist charity raffle @ Pretty Lady Salon #Detroit

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I have been a customer at Pretty Lady Salon for several years. I can always count on the talented staff at Pretty Lady to take great care of my hair, and to meet all of my beauty needs. Though to be honest, the true allure of being a Pretty Lady Salon client is not just great hair and nails - it's so much more. It's knowing the salon owners Alice Barra and Tammy Pilat and their incredibly friendly … [Read more...]

Easter shopping @ Twelve Oaks Mall & A $100 Gift Card Giveaway #MyTwelveOaks

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I recently took my daughter to Twelve Oaks Mall to do our Easter shopping, and to visit their adorable Bunnyville. We had a great time! It was nice to create some fun mother/daughter memories, and be able to cross off my entire shopping list at the same time, while visiting only one location. We came home with everything we need to make this Easter, a fun and memorable holiday for the entire … [Read more...]

2015 Mazda Mazda5 Grand Touring Review

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I recently spent a week driving the above 2015 Mazda5 Grand Touring. It's a nice looking car, and a pretty nice ride too. Most of the vehicles I’ve reviewed over the past few years have been matched up with a family vacation or road trip of some kind. Not this time. This one I put to the test with my daily routine and my family’s busy schedule. The 2015 Mazda5 offers a high level of … [Read more...]

Our favorite girl power movies & a $100 Fandango Gift card Giveaway #FandangoFamily

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Have a teenager, looking to trade the traditional princess movie for some real "girl power". Check out our list of favorites, you wont find a damsels in distress here. 01. The Hunger Games (2012) PG-13 Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Blew a tire on the freeway on my way home from work. 02. Had no choice but to hit a front end after it blew off of a car in front of me, again, on the freeway. 03. Started considering a new route home that does not involve the freeway. 04. Received my travel itinerary, hotel confirmation and e-tickets to LA next month. 05. Started … [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...]

Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom – New Featurette & Free Activities #MonkeyKingdom

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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 extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give … [Read more...]

Michigan made film, A GIRL LIKE HER opens in select theaters 3/27 #AGirlLikeHerMovie

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Written and Directed by, Michigan Native: Amy S. Weber Sophomore year has been a nightmare for Jessica Burns. Relentlessly harassed by her former friend Avery Keller, Jessica doesn't know what she did to deserve the abuse from one of South Brookdale High's most popular and beautiful students. But when a shocking event changes both of their lives, a documentary film crew, a hidden digital … [Read more...]

Enter to Win a DreamWorks HOME Prize Pack #DreamWorksHOME

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I recently shared the official DreamWorks HOME trailer and movie info with my readers. Today I have a fun prize pack giveaway that includes a $25 Visa gift card to go see the movie. The movie looks and sounds adorable! When Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl … [Read more...]

Stay hydrated with DripDrop #drinkdripdrop @SheSpeaksUp #spon #review

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The importance of staying hydrated is nothing new in our family. Our teenage daughter struggles with Vasovagal syncope, and a major side effect of this condition is that her body has trouble absorbing sodium. Which she corrects on a daily basis with a larger in-take of salt, and by drinking a LOT of water, with electrolytes. This also makes it much easier for her to become dehydrated than most … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Went an entire week without cooking a meal,and felt guilty about it. 2. Sent the final payment on a large medical bill. 3. Accepted an invitation to return to LA next month for the Avengers:Age of Ultron press junket. 4. Stayed awake way too late every week night. Adjusting to the time change maybe? 5. Enjoyed a fun family movie night. … [Read more...]

Two exciting March premieres on Nat Geo WILD and Enter to win a $25 PETCO GC & Garden Tool Set

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You can always count on Nat Geo WILD for great family entertainment. Next week Nat Geo WILD brings two exciting premieres that you wont want to miss. Aloha Vet Premieres Saturday, March 21, 9 PM ET/PT Island hop with one of Hawaii’s best-known veterinarians, Dr. Scott Sims, as he treats animals on the go. Unlike most vets, Dr. Sims sees both wild and domestic animals, large and small, and … [Read more...]

My secret to a fresh-smelling car & $25 Walmart Gift Card giveaway #FebrezeCar @SheSpeaksUp

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I drive an older car, a 99 Grand Prix, and I love it. Though, I can admit that it's been a decade since my car had that nice new car smell. So, to help battle the odors that come along with age, everyday use and countless camping trips, I have secret weapon... Febreze Car Vent Clips. Don't let the size fool you - they may look small, but when it comes to eliminating odors, they sure are … [Read more...]

Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb free activity sheets & Blu-ray Giveaway #NATM3Insiders

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If it’s laughter you’re after, get ready for the most hilarious night ever! Ben Stiller leads an all-star comedy cast, including Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Rebel Wilson and Ricky Gervais, for one final, fun-filled Night at the Museum. This time, Larry Daley (Stiller) and his heroic friends embark on their greatest adventure yet as they travel to London in order to save the magic that brings the … [Read more...]

Chuggington Live free coloring sheet & family 4-pack ticket giveaway #Detroit

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CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure is making it's way to the Fox Theatre (Detroit) on April 12th 2015. The North American premiere tour of CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure, produced by Life Like Touring and Ludorum, rolls into the Fox Theatre on Sunday, April 12 with performances at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; locally presented by AT&T. The live-action, musical children’s … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Tried a new recipe (slow cooker beef stew) and loved it. 2. Praised our teenage daughter for having all A's. 3. Watched two new pilot series (Secrets & Lies, Battle Creek), and liked them both. 4. Played three games of Monopoly Jr. with my granddaughter. 5. Started reading a new book (Wild). 6. Had a sinus headache for three days. 7. … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, #DreamWorksHOME

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When Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human, and together they discover the true meaning of the … [Read more...]

Baby it’s cold outside! Bundle up with HOT deals from Xfinity #XfinityReviewer

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With this winter bringing record low temps, there has never been a better time to consider upgrading your home entertainment and making the switch to the Xfinity X1 operating system. The X1 Platform is like nothing you've experienced before. We recently upgraded to Xfinity X1, and with blazing fast internet, and what feels like an endless amount of movies and television to watch we don't … [Read more...]

Nerd Block, subscription box review

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Nerd Block is a monthly mystery subscription box for ‘geeks’ and ‘nerds’. Each subscriber receives a box filled with toys, collectables, and a custom t-shirt every month. Cost is $13.99-$19.99 a month depending on Block preference. How it works is to visit Nerdblock.com, set up a subscription and then chose a block theme that best suits your personality and interests. There is even a … [Read more...]

Vudu Insurgent Movie Ticket Deal

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Purchase select movies on Vudu and receive a reward code which you can redeem for an e-Movie Cash® certificate valid for one admission (up to $8.00 total value) to see "Insurgent" at participating theaters. The e-Movie Cash® certificate is valid from 3/20/2015 - 4/30/2015 (or when "Insurgent" is no longer in theaters, whichever is sooner) at participating theaters. Limited to one reward … [Read more...]