The 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, Knows No Limits #DriveToyota

I'll be honest, when I think of mid-size, SUVs or crossovers that can handle winter conditions here in Michigan, the word Hybrid has never crossed my mind. Though, the name Toyota sure has. I've had the pleasure of reviewing several vehicles from Toyota over the years, and they never disappoint. I just recently spent a week driving the 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, and it just so happen to be a week … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Enjoyed an afternoon and evening with our granddaughter. 2.Watched season two of Ballers on HBO. Review and giveaway coming soon! 3.Took our Christmas tree and decorations down and put them away. 4.Watched the first season of Divorce on HBO. Can't say I really liked it, but I didn't hate it. Either way, I don't see how it is labeled a … [Read more...]

Easy Vegan No-bake Mini Cheesecake Recipe #VeganFoodShare

We tried a lot of new vegan recipes over the holidays. This Easy Vegan No-bake Mini Cheesecake recipe was a delicious surprise. A big hit with our family and friends. Ingredients CRUST: 1 cup packed pitted dates 1 cup raw walnuts FILLING: 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup agave nectar Optional: 2 Tbsp salted natural … [Read more...]

A Dog’s Purpose, Prize Package Giveaway #ADogsPurpose

A Dogs Purpose opens in theaters on January 27, 2017. The film stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, with Dennis Quaid and features Josh Gad voice as the dogs featured in the story. I recently started reading the book, when it was suddenly swiped by our teenage daughter. Having a teenager that likes to read as much as she does, I'm happy to let her finish the book first. We are both dog … [Read more...]

2017 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate Is Here and It is FABULOUS!

2017 is going to be another incredible year of films from Walt Disney Studios. There is not one movie on their slate that I am not excited to see. There is something on their list for everyone. Below is a list of what Walt Disney Studios has in the works for 2017, movie goers rejoice, because this slate looks fabulous! March 17, 2017 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Walt Disney … [Read more...]

PetMatrix SmartBones® Review & Prize Pack Giveaway #SmartBonesChews

With the new year comes many new year resolutions. Like most people, eating healthier is high on my family's list for 2017. It's also on our list for our four-legged girl, Foxy Roxy. Our sweet basset hound is twelve and very much a part of our family, so keeping her active and healthy is a real priority. When it comes to eating healthy, PetMatrix has made it easy to include your dog with a chew … [Read more...]

Disneynature’s Born In China, In Theaters 4/21/17 & Free Activity Sheets #BornInChina

Disneynature welcomes John Krasinski into the family as the narrator of Born In China! "I've been a huge fan of the Disneynature films for a really long time," said Krasinski. "I think I've seen them all a couple times and to be asked to be a part of something that I feel is not only so beautiful and such great storytelling, but is so important, I was honored to be a part of it. To find this … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Finished setting up our Christmas decorations. Made dinner and Christmas shopping plans with a good friend. Cut a couple of inches off my hair. The older I get, the shorter it seems to get. Made the switch back to an iPhone (7 plus) after my Galaxy Note crashed. Unfortunately I lost all of my contacts in the process. Ugh. The struggle is … [Read more...]

Celebrate The Season With A Movie Night, #AngelsSing on DVD

I celebrated the holiday by putting together a nice evening with friends. We enjoyed dinner, drinks and spent time talking about the holiday season and what it means to each of us. We also enjoyed watching the holiday movie Angels Sings. Of course topping my list of meanings is my family. Photoed below are my husband and two granddaughters (2015). With them, I am so very blessed, for me, my … [Read more...]

5 Tips For A Fun Holiday Sleepover & Original Christmas Classics Giveaway #ClassicHolidayInsiders

We are a close family, our granddaughters spend a lot of time here with us, and often sleepover. So much so, our home probably feels like their second home. While every visit with our girls is special, every once in a while we go out of our way to make their night something extra fun. Like kicking off the holiday season. We've been doing this for a few years now. Below is our tips on creating a … [Read more...]

Sesame Street Live “Make A New Friend” @ Fox Theatre Ticket Giveaway #Detroit

No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Making its annual return, Sesame Street Live will visit … [Read more...]

New Sing Holiday Video, Activity Sheets & Prize Package Giveaway #SingMovie

I recently shared a look at Universal Pictures’ new movie Sing. Today I’m excited to share a fun new holiday video, free activity sheets and a Sing prize package giveaway that includes a $25 Fandango Gift Card. Don’t let fear stop you from doing the thing you love. Watch the new holiday video featuring a special message from Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly and don’t miss SING in theaters … [Read more...]

A Look At Disney/Pixar’s CARS 3 #Cars3

From this moment, everything will change. Check out the first official teaser trailer for Disney/Pixar’s CARS 3! Wow, I have a feeling this is going to be fantastic! We love Cars around here. The first two movies were a lot of fun. I'm sure we will be seeing this one on the big screen. How about you? Is your family a fan of the first two films? Will you be seeing Cars 3 when it opens in … [Read more...]

Himalayan Salt Lamp Review

It's no secret that I have been struggling with stress, insomnia and a little anxiety lately. Hence, my lack of blog updates. The thing is, I don't really have a reason to be feeling this way. My life is actually pretty amazing. Turns out what I have been feeling is all part of that lovely gift us women receive as we age, often in our late forties and early fifties. We are all about keeping … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Put up our Christmas tree 2.Made a vegan green-bean casserole from scratch (way better than the soup recipe) 3.Finished re-watching Weeds from the beginning (still disliked the last season) 4.Tried two vegan chocolate chip cookie recipes and didn't like either 5.Enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving with family and friends 6.Had two fun visits with our … [Read more...]

Our Nine Lives Movie Night & Giveaway #CatHomeMovieNight #NineLivesInsiders #Ninelives

An all-star cast, a collection of cats, whats not to love? Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, and Christopher Walken star in this purr-fect family comedy. Nine Lives is sure to make a cat-lover out of everyone as you and your family enjoy all of Mr. FuzzyPants' hijinks! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has let this cat out of the bag, Nine lives is available now on Digital HD, on Blu-ray & … [Read more...]

COMET Insider, November Giveaway

Heads up, flying saucers and robots have invaded Five Dollar Shake, as I am now an official COMET Insider! What is Comet? COMET is a new free network dedicated to science fiction and horror programming, playing the best cult classics, sci-fi adventures and shocking horror tales sure to send a shiver down your spine! Available on television digi-networks and online at CometTV.com, COMET offers … [Read more...]

Holiday Movie Double Feature DVD Giveaway #HolidayMagic

Tis the season to bring home some holiday cheer with Santa’s Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake arriving as a special DVD double feature, as well as individually on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. Both family-friendly animated tales are also available individually on Digital HD and On Demand. Based on the animated television series “SantApprentice,” the perfect gift … [Read more...]

Five Things We Love About The Toyota Sienna #DriveToyota

So fancy that Toyota calls the Sienna the "Swagger Wagon", but when I see it, I see a van. A nice, good-looking, modern van, but a van none the less. I've never been a big fan of minivans or vans. In-fact this was my second time ever driving one. Even though it would not be my choice for day-in and day-out, the 2016 Toyota Sienna has a lot of smart and amazing features. Some of which I was pretty … [Read more...]

Sing Saturday – Attend a Free Screening Thanksgiving Weekend #SingMovie

In partnership with AMC Theatres, Illumination Entertainment is inviting fans nationwide to schedule a FREE day at the movies with #SingMovie over Thanksgiving weekend. Visit SingSaturday.com to SING your way to theaters over the holiday weekend! Tickets for “SING Saturday” screenings are available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 200 moviegoers in line at participating AMC … [Read more...]

Two Easy Ways to Help Michigan Children in Foster Care with Wendy’s

Make a difference in the lives of Michigan children in foster care by visiting participating Wendy's® Tuesday, November 15th. 15% of all sales after 4pm will be donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® signature program, Wendy's Wonderful Kids® to help Michigan children find their forever homes. Thinking of trying Uber? Fist time riders can use the code "4Adoption" to score a free … [Read more...]

Free Alpha and Omega The Big Freeze Activities

Alpha and Omega The Big Freeze is available on DVD and Digital Download today, and to celebrate that release here’s a new activities button for fans to enjoy! … [Read more...]

Get A Free Roku Streaming Stick with Feeln

Give yourself a gift that you'll enjoy through 2018! For a limited time, if you sign up for a 2-year subscription for Feeln, they'll send you a Roku® Streaming Stick®* absolutely free. Watch all the movies and series you love on your big screen, hand-held devices, or computer for only $2.71 a month! We have been using our Roku for a couple of years now, and LOVE it. This is a great … [Read more...]

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