7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Bought and arranged new flowers in our front yard. 02. Made plans to visit the Smokey Mountains on Labor Day weekend. 03. Was awake way too late on a weeknight watching a Mike & Molly marathon. 04. Enjoyed an evening with my parents and our granddaughters. 05. Took the girls to the park. 06. Had a great time visiting and having … [Read more...]

Sidekick Castle Bounce House Giveaway

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Welcome To The Bounce House Giveaway! Sponsored by Blast Zone   Giveaway by JennsBlahBlahBlog.com Jenn’s Blah Blog has teamed up with Blast Zone to bring one lucky person a chance to win a Sidekick Castle Bounce House. To learn more about this amazing sponsor, Blast Zone, and all the exceptional products that they offer, check out Jenn’s Blah Blog’s recent post - Family Fun With Sidekick … [Read more...]

Deal Alert! XFINITY: Kid’s movie sale #XFINITYreviewer

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Did you know that you can purchase and download movies from XFINITY? It's quick, easy and they have a ton of movies to chose from. Something for everyone. By simply using your XFINITY remote you can purchase the latest and greatest movie titles to your account. This is just another reason why I love being an XFINITY customer. This holiday weekend, don't miss the XFINITY sale on kid's movies. … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Cleaned behind and underneath our kitchen appliances. Ew! How does it get so bad, so fast? 02. After three weeks of working past 11pm every night, I'm finally ready to slow it down a little. At least for a day or two. 03. Took our basset hound to a do-it-yourself grooming facility. I prefer to drop her off and pick her up clean, but … [Read more...]

Discover your pool personality with Kayak Pools #PowerofthePool

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Making the decision to shop for a pool is an exciting time. When you add a pool to your yard, you're adding a lot of fun experiences for the whole family. Knowing that summer is just around the corner, it's easy to get caught up in being ready to start those fun experiences, and rush into buying. But how do you know which pool is right for you? Right for 1) family, 2) home, 3) lifestyle, and 4) … [Read more...]

Get ready for Nat Geo WILD’s “Barkfest”

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It’s May! And that means it’s time for Nat Geo WILD’s inaugural BARKFEST, a full weekend of programming that celebrates man’s best friend, airing May 15-17. Friday, May 15: World’s Greatest Dogs - Friday, May 15 at 8 PM ET/PT These are the stories of extraordinary dogs: a surfing therapy dog, a bionic dog, a dog with the world record in scootering, and many more. We’ll meet these … [Read more...]

We Love Moms Video #PeanutsMovie

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Celebrate Moms and all the reasons we love them with a brand new video from THE PEANUTS MOVIE. Featuring all your favorite Peanuts characters, this heartfelt video is a great way to show your mother just how much she means to you! THE PEANUTS MOVIE – IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 6 Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like … [Read more...]

Free Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON coloring sheets #Avengers #AvengersEvent #AgeOfUltron

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With Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON arriving in theatres everywhere this Friday, May 1st, I'm excited to share some free coloring sheets with my readers. Click on the below image to view and download a fun 15 pages to share and color! Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris … [Read more...]

Fun family memories with our Kayak Pool #PowerofThePool

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Thinking back to my childhood there are some fun memories that really stand out. Having a Kayak pool in our yard is definitely one of them. Enjoyed by all of our friends and family, our house was the place to be. I don't know how my sister and I didn't grow gills, we swam so much. Our parents never had to worry about where we were, because we were always in our back yard. I have great … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Added another camping trip to our summer calender. 02. Found cat poop in our tub! 03. Enjoyed a fun Marvel Avengers Movie Night as a family. 04. Tried a new bran muffin recipe that turned out horrible. 05. Slept in until 10 am. This never happens. 06. Shopped for spring and summer clothes. 07. Spent a few much needed hours with one … [Read more...]

Marvel Avengers Movie Night, Meijer sponsored #giveaway

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Avengers: Age of Ultron will be assembling in theaters on May 1st. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron (James … [Read more...]

Monkey Kingdom movie review #MonkeyKingdom

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Set in the storied jungles of South Asia, “Monkey Kingdom” showcases the adventures of new mom Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey who’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. 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 … [Read more...]

When you give to the March for Dimes, you help save lives

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The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to nearly half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the … [Read more...]

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie ticket giveaway #Detroit

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Olympia Entertainment and Etico Productions once again present the children’s favorite, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, a family production that explores the tasty chain reaction set in motion when a little boy offers a cookie to a visiting mouse. This heartwarming stage adaptation, produced by Performance Network Theatre, returns for another delicious run at the City Theatre on Saturday, June … [Read more...]

Enter to Win – True Meaning of Smekday, the book that inspired HOME, & Smek for President #Smekday #Home

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The book that inspired HOME, now a major motion picture! ABOUT TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY It all starts with a school essay. When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a … [Read more...]

Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Digital Family Movie Night Giveaway #VPMovieNight

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Our recent Family Movie Night included dinner, arts & crafts and a digital copy of Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb. It was actually the second time that we've watched this movie. Only this time we had a house full of kids. It was so much fun. We all really enjoyed Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. It's one we're happy to have added to our collection. Filled with fun … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven thins Ive done over the past seven days. 01. Watched several more Marvel movies to prepare for the LA Avengers: Age of Ultron press junket. 02. Had a bad dream that kept me awake for hours. 03. Bragged about our teenage daughter's grades. 04. Was up past midnight working two nights of the week. 05. Took our granddaughter and nieces to see Dreamwork's HOME. 06. Added another … [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...]

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...]

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...]