Very Merry Meijer Thanksgiving #MeijerGivesThanks


Just another reason to LOVE Meijer! If you are in-need of some holiday feels, make sure you watch the video in this blog post. So awesome! Meijer gave thanks in a big way this year when it once again surprised an unsuspecting customer in each of its 223 stores by “gifting” them their entire shopping cart filled with Thanksgiving groceries and gifts upon checkout. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based … [Read more...]

Love The Coopers, my thoughts on the movie

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Love The Coopers follows the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. Rated PG-13. (CBS FILMS) Love The Coopers in in theaters NOW. … [Read more...]

Love the Coopers, movie and giveaway #LoveTheCoopers #ad

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samples & prizing are provided by CBS FILMS Love The Coopers follows The Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. I have a … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday


Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Started my Christmas shopping. Enjoyed an evening with my aunt. One of my very favorite people. Camped out in our living-room with our granddaughter on a school night. Saw the movie Burnt, and really enjoyed it. Went for a nice walk with our daughter and basset hound. Tried a new crock pot recipe and loved it. (blog post coming soon) Started … [Read more...]

Santa’s Little Helper, movie giveaway #SantasInsiders

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May the best elf win! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios present outrageous holiday fun when SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER arrives on DVD and Digital HD™ on Tuesday, November 17. Ho-ho-hold on tight for holiday hijinks in this hilarious family comedy starring WWE® Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin®, WWE Diva Paige™ and AnnaLynne McCord. After losing his job, a slick-talking … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal! Home Alone is returning to the Big Screen


Home Alone will be back on the big screen for a two day Special Holiday Event this month (November). Fathom Events and 20th Century Fox are bringing Home Alone back to theaters for two nights only on Sunday, November 8th and Wednesday, November 11th. The movie will play at 4:30pm and 7:30pm local time on each of those days at participating theaters (though it has been noted that Cinemark … [Read more...]

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas ticket giveaway #Detroit

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Families will join Nancy in a very fancy holiday celebration as Fancy Nancy: Splediferous Christmas plays at the City Theatre from Friday, November 20 to Sunday, November 22. What could be fancier than Christmas? Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles - and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh … [Read more...]

Capture Life’s Memories, Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i @ Best Buy! #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason

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Capturing memories of our life together, with our children and grandchildren, is a way of life for our family. It's not just for those special occasions. Life moves fast, and children grow up quick. There's just no time to be playing around with a cell phone, and leaving the quality of our photos to chance. This year I have one word for Santa - Canon! Best Buy is the ultimate … [Read more...]

Holiday shopping @ Twelve Oaks Mall & A $100 Gift Card Giveaway #TwelveOaksHoliday


I recently took my daughters to Twelve Oaks Mall for an afternoon of holiday shopping. Having so many stores to choose from we were able to cross off almost every gift on our shopping list. Even those hard to shop for friends. And, with so many great sale prices, we were also able to purchase a few things for ourselves. Like new outfits for Christmas day. I was able to score a great deal on a … [Read more...]

Poinsettia Lane Collection from ProFlowers


Did you know that more than 40% of people prefer to decorate with live flowers and plants for the holidays? I've found that having them in our living room not only adds a festive look, but gives the room a nice warm feel, and scent. Puts me a in a good mood every time! Whether you're planning to decorate your own home, or give them as a gift, ProFlowers has a beautiful Christmas Collection this … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday


Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Shopped for Christmas gifts online. Free shipping is the bomb! 2. Watched the season finale of Gracepoint, and found it very anticlimactic when the killer was my very first guess. 3. Enjoyed an evening of dinner, and board games with my parents. 4. Had to turn my head while my grandbaby had her ears pierced. 5. Spent an … [Read more...]

New Spray Antiperspirant Deodorants @ Meijer

New Spray Antiperspirant Deodorants

The holidays are such a busy time. The shopping lists and the to-do lists seem to go over for miles. Let's not forget the parties. I know our calender is pretty much full of events now, through the new year. We all like to look nice while celebrating with family and friends during the holiday season. The one thing we don't have time to think about is our deodorant failing. That can sure ruin a … [Read more...]

Eli’s Cheesecake Sampler Review & Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide


I recently received an Original Favorites Cheesecake Sampler from Eli’s Cheesecake to share with my family and friends. Let me start by saying, if and when you see this box being delivered to your home - you know you're in for a special treat. That is why we're happy to add Eli's Cheesecake to our 2014 Five Dollar Shake Holiday Gift Guide! Cheesecake is a favorite dessert around here! Since … [Read more...]

Our Jingle All The Way 2 viewing party #JingleInsiders #JingleAllTheWay2


Jingle All The Way 2 is available NOW on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and Digital HD. Comedy superstar Larry the Cable Guy and WWE Superstar Santino Marella bring laughs and holiday spirit to this second installment of the successful film franchise. Two desperate dads compete in a no-holds-barred battle to be the best father and make this the best Christmas ever! Fun-loving, laid-back dad Larry … [Read more...]

Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise, the secret to great-tasting leftovers #LeftOverFriday @Hellmanns


Not sure what to do with your holiday leftovers? Thanksgiving Turkey is delicious but it can quickly dry out in the days following. Hellmann’s Mayonnaise is my secret to making turkey moist and delicious. The key to great-tasting leftovers is using quality ingredients that complement each other. Hellmann’s Mayonnaise helps bring flavors together to keep every bite satisfying. For more than … [Read more...]

Jingle All The Way 2, Free activity sheets & Blu-ray Giveaway #JingleInsiders


Fill your stocking with a new holiday classic that will have the whole family laughing when Jingle All The Way 2 arrives on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and Digital HD December 2 from WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Comedy superstar Larry the Cable Guy and WWE Superstar Santino Marella bring laughs and holiday spirit to this second installment of the successful film … [Read more...]

Thankful for Migraine Relief with Ausanil #sweeps


Thanksgiving officially kicks off the holiday season and for most of us, that means living and laughing with loved ones. But, let’s get real, the holidays can also mean increased stress levels. For millions of migraine sufferers (myself included), that increased stress along with changes in routine and eating habits, can mean more migraines. If you suffer from migraines, you are not alone! The … [Read more...]

Wild Lights @ the Detroit Zoo #Detroit #Giveaway #WildLights #DZWildLights #VIOC


Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights with more than five million LED lights that will illuminate trees, buildings and more than 100 animal sculptures throughout the front of the Zoo. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities including a craft, carolers, ice carvers and can even write a letter to Santa. The Detroit Zoo also invites guests go on … [Read more...]

Disney’s Into The Woods, new trailer and character posters #IntoTheWoods

Into The Woods

I am beyond excited about Disney's Into The Woods coming to the big screen! Just out the new movie trailer, and stunning character posters. “Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the … [Read more...]

Kicking off the holiday season with a Febreze inspired recipe & DIY home decor & gifts #FebrezeHoliday @SheSpeaksUp


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walmart, SheSpeaks and Febreze. All opinions expressed and photos used are 100% honest and my own. Now that Halloween has past, I'm ready to kick off the holiday season! The holidays are my favorite time of year. Here in Michigan the winter brings a lot of sparkling white snow, and within our family - a lot of making memories. Each November I … [Read more...]

HoneyBaked Ham & Turkey, It’s Whats for Easter! #HoneyBakedEaster #Giveaway @biz2blogger #Spon

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FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. All opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own. This post contains no affiliate links. #HoneyBakedEaster #spon #Giveaway I recently received a HoneyBaked Ham gift card to shop with, and bring home dinner to review with my family. Okay - we … [Read more...]

Share Joy with Starbucks Holiday Blend #ShareJoy


Just because the kids have finished unwrapping their gifts doesn't mean the holiday season has to come to an end. In-fact it's the perfect time to sit back, relax and share a little joy as adults. Take the time to bask in another year of togetherness and to create new moments we wont soon forget. Sharing Starbucks' smooth, yet hearty Holiday Blend adds a nice warm touch to those moments.   I … [Read more...]

Where have I been ??


I was hacked! A few days ago my main email address was hacked. Some of you may have gotten an email from me stating that I was stranded out of the country and needed money to return home. Rest assured - I"m fine, home in Michigan, safe and sound! Though, I am confident to now have all my accounts safe and secure, the processes unfortunately cost me a month of emails and email contacts. Oh, did I … [Read more...]