7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Enjoyed a three day comping trip with friends. 02. Made plans to host a barbecue on Labor Day. 03. Missed my husband while he worked a lot of overtime. 04. Pulled a muscle in my back. 05. Watched the movie Bridesmaids and laughed at it for the millionth time. 06. Pulled out a few fall decorations. 07. Spent way too much money at … [Read more...]

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Prize Package giveaway #ScorchTrials #spon

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I recently shared the first official movie poster and trailer for 20th Century Fox’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga. Today, I'm excited to share the movie's character posters, along with a Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Prize package giveaway that includes a $25 Visa Gift Card to see the film in theaters. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials hits … [Read more...]

The Force Awakens Around the World: Star Wars Fans Invited to Join Epic Global Event on YouTube #ForceFriday #StarWars

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens products are set to be unveiled in the world’s first-ever global live toy unboxing event. Unfolding over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries, the event will see highlights from the range of epic merchandise revealed in a rolling New Year’s Eve style celebration featuring top digital stars from the Maker Studios network. “Star Wars toys have always played an … [Read more...]

Walt Disney Animation Studios Shorts Film Collection Review & Giveaway

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From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes the Shorts Film Collection, an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films featuring Disney's Frozen Fever, starring Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff, and the Oscar®-nominated Lorenzo. You can enjoy this must-own collection with all-new extras including an inside look at the Disney Animation shorts, featuring introductions and … [Read more...]

Keeping snacks & drinks cold while on the go, our Igloo Maxcold Max Pack review

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Igloo introduces the MaxCold® MaxPack, a backpack-style cooler with 25% more insulation, to its line of soft-sided options. Drinks and food inside stay cooler longer, while padded straps ensure comfortable carrying no matter where you go. MaxCold – 25% more foam – stays cooler longer Crushproof EVA molded top zipper compartment – fully insulated Expandable front drop pocket with mesh … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials #ScorchTrials

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In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces … [Read more...]

Olympia Entertainment is bringing fun family live shows to Detroit this fall #Detroit

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Olympia Entertainment is a sports and live entertainment company headquartered in the Fox Theatre in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. They've been around since the late 1920's, so when it comes to entertainment, their name is one families can really trust. Olympia Entertainment recently released the titles of four exciting live family shows coming to Detroit this fall.   Pokémon: … [Read more...]

7 things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Ordered new dishes. We've been using ours for over 20 years, it was time. 02. Enjoyed a late night of dinner, music, and playing cards alone with my husband. 03. Bought our granddaughter two bags of nice clothes for a steal, on a local Facebook group. 04. Made plans to extend our next camping trip by one more day. 05. Started shopping … [Read more...]

My Friend Cayla, a new interactive doll review & giveaway

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Our granddaughter recently turned eight. She is now at that age that when she comes to visit she needs to keep busy. Becca still being a fan of dolls really helps, as does her love for technology. We recently received "My Friend Cayla" for Becca to review. Cayla is the world's first interactive doll. She thinks, reacts and plays with kids using a downloadable app. Even though the package … [Read more...]

Fandango Movieclips Family Channel on YouTube #FandangoFamily

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Fandango recently launched the Fandango Movieclips Family Channel on YouTube. Showcasing Family movie trailers, original series and videos. What makes this channel stand out over the others is everything shown is family-friendly, making it perfect for all ages to enjoy. With categories like "Animal Tales, Family Classics, and Reel Kids (watch what Real Kids are saying about new movies in … [Read more...]

Buy 1, Get 1 Free Dinosauria @ the Detroit Zoo offer from Valvoline Instant Oil Change

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Valvoline Instant Oil Change has partnered with the Detroit Zoo to offer their customers a Buy One, Get One voucher for a ticket to Dinosauria. Visitors to local Valvoline Instant Oil Change Detroit locations will receive a voucher for a Buy One, Get One on a ticket to Dinosauria at the Detroit Zoo with the purchase of a regular or synthetic oil change. About Dinosauria: guest have the … [Read more...]

Spend the day with Anson Mount on a Hell on Wheels adventure

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Hoot! My favorite T.V. cowboy, and star of one of my all-time favorite series, Anson Mount has joined up with Omaze to offer the chance for one lucky fan and a friend to fly to Calgary to be in a scene of the final Hell on Wheels season. The winner will also get a behind-the-scenes tour and a chance to hangout with several cast members. Then: it’s all about adventure. Fly-fishing, skeet shooting, … [Read more...]

Baby’s Got Soul creative baby clothes review & giveaway

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Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. All photos used are copyrighted to Fivedollarshake.net. Looking for a fun and funky gift that will stand out at any party or baby shower? Something well made, and unique, yet classy enough to not offend. Sounds hard to find, … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron assembling in your home soon!

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Marvel Studios unleashes the next global phenomenon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital SD and On-Demand October 2, 2015. The iconic heroes are forced to reassemble and face their most intimidating enemy yet- Ultron. The home entertainment release includes Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes, Making-of Featurettes, Gag Reel and more! Get it … [Read more...]

Live like a movie star with online coupons from Groupon

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I've been fortunate to attend some pretty nice press trips over the past five years. Thanks to this blog. I've traveled all over the U.S. to visit movie sets, interview movie stars and promote films. Though each press trip has been different, the one thing they all have had in common is luxury. I can admit that staying in expensive Hotels, eating in fancy restaurants, and mingling with the stars … [Read more...]

Enter to win a Top of the Food Chain prize pack, #Trollhunters by horror film legend Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus #ad

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FTC Disclosure: Information was provided as part of an ongoing relationship in which free products and compensation are often received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. All samples & prizing for this post are provided by Disney-Hyperion. Guillermo del Toro has put his talents (writing, producing & directing) behind several successful movies and television series, like Rise … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday #Michigan #Camping

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Sat around a campfire with family five out of seven nights. 02. Laughed harder than I have in a long time. 03. Went three days without access to email. 04. Sat by the pool and started a new book. 05. Enjoyed dutch oven cobbler. 06. Admired the beauty of Lake Huron. 07. Took several naps. … [Read more...]

Summer Zoomance @ The Detroit Zoo #Zoomance #DetroitZoo

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Looking for a nice romantic evening out ? Experience Summer Zoomance at the Detroit Zoo. My family loves to visit The Detroit Zoo. We've taken the kids every-time. Not this time, this time my husband and I will be going as a date night. Something we are way over due for. Summer Zoomance is a 21-and-Older event that features all of the normal Zoo activities, and then some without all of … [Read more...]

DreamWorks Animation’s HOME free activity sheets & HOME Party Edition giveaway #HomeInsiders

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Get the party started and groove like Boov when the summer movie adventure - Dreamworks Animation's HOME arrives on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and DVD on July 28 Th. The story takes place on planet Earth, where an alien race called the Boov invade the planet. However, a girl named Tip manages to avoid capture, and goes on the run with Oh, a fugitive Boov. "Heart-warming and hilarious." - Pete … [Read more...]

Lashmobs and Impromptu Jams

Random acts of kindness have ben around since the 1980s. They're generally spontaneous good deeds, performed by a person or group, with the intention of spreading happiness or providing a specific service to another person or group. In 2003, this need to spread happiness evolved into a new experience: the flashmob. What is a Flashmob, and How Does it Work? A Flashmob is a modern group of … [Read more...]