Xfinity X1 Platform, getting lost within the guide & On Demand features #XfinityReviewer

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We recently upgraded to the new Xfinity X1 Platform. While most cable companies offer premium HD entertainment packages, it would appear they are not all created equal. The Xfinity X1 interface is impressive right from the start up. Stunning picture quality (full HD 1080p even with On demand), and up to date features that have greatly improved our home entertainment experience. The Xfinity … [Read more...]

We made the switch and upgraded to the Xfinity X1 Platform #XfinityReviewer

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We recently upgraded to the new Xfinity X1 Platform, and I can't wait to share all of the details with you! Not just details on how we view home entertainment (though that has greatly improved), but how several features effect our budget, like adding an Xfinity house phone (yes, I said house phone) with Voice2Go has made it possible for us to cut our mobile data plan, while also adding some great … [Read more...]

New Year, New Budget! Save money with Mitsubishi

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Most of us include improving our budget when listing our new years resolutions, but what if you're in the market for a new car? Well, you might want to consider the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage. The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is the most gas efficient non hybrid car on the market today, as well as the most affordable at around $12,995. I recently had the pleasure of driving the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage … [Read more...]

New Spray Antiperspirant Deodorants @ Meijer

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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

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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...]

The November Man Blu-ray Review

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Five years into his retirement, CIA veteran Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is pulled back into service to help retrieve a Russian agent -- also his former lover -- who has incriminating evidence on Federov, a corrupt Russian leader. When a different CIA team, led by Devereaux's former protege (Luke Bracey), shows up, the mission goes south and Devereaux's ex-lover is killed. Now a rogue agent, … [Read more...]

VTech InnoTab MAX , Review & Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

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We recently received a VTech InnoTab MAX and VTech’s Learning Lodge® app store gift card for review. The tablet comes preloaded, ready to use and is quite impressive right out of the box.   Built to grow with a child for years of learning fun, InnoTab® MAX, VTech®’s newest tablet with Android™ learning content, uniquely combines VTech’s expert-supported library of cartridges and … [Read more...]

Streaming family-friendly entertainment with Feeln, App Review & Giveaway

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Feeln is a new destination for great films that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Feeln is available online, in the living room and on the go. "Founded in 2007 by Academy Award winning Producer Rob Fried, Feeln (previously SpiritClips) is a movie subscription service showing films that move, inspire and delight audiences of all ages. Subscribers enjoy a wide variety of content, including … [Read more...]

Cozy Cat Furniture review, A purrrfect gift for any cat owner

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I recently received a Discount Window Cat Perch with Cradle to review for our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. The perch sits 31 inches high to give cats a nice view out most windows. If you have cats, you already know this is as good as it gets in the way of entertainment for these playful pets. Our two cats, Harley and Raphael love this perch and sit, sleep and play on it … [Read more...]

5 Good Reasons to visit @Outback Steakhouse #Detroit #OutbackZooNight

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My husband and I recently enjoyed a nice evening out that included dinner at Outback Steakhouse. It was a perfect evening, and if you haven't been in a while, I highly recommend a visit to your local Outback. The food, the service and even the drinks were wonderful. Could not have been better. Here are my five reason why I recommend Outback Steakhouse. 1. The menu. Outback has something … [Read more...]

French Toast Recipe, #CascadeShiningReviews #Giveaway @MyCascade #DDDivas #sponsored

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This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. So, last weekend I made a mess of my kitchen and I invited all of my friends over to see it! Well, not just to see the mess, but to enjoy a delicious homemade french toast brunch, along with a few Mimosas (mock … [Read more...]

Hurry, get to the Point! Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends is here! #BloggingatCP #Halloweekends

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I've been going to Cedar Point for as long as I can remember. I've made some great memories being in the park with my family as a kid, with friends as a teen and over the last two decades with my girls, as a mom. If you know me offline or follow my social media updates closely, this is not news to you. From birthdays, summer celebrations, even a honeymoon - Cedar Point is our family's go-to place … [Read more...]

Just in-time for fall, Febreze Home Harvest Collection Review @Walmart @SheSpeaksUp #FebrezeFall

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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. Fall is by far my favorite season. Here in Michigan fall brings crisp, cooler temps, and a lot of beautiful color change. Each year I look forward to celebrating the delicious rich flavors and scents associated with fall, like pumpkin, vanilla and … [Read more...]

Lightspeed Outdoors Tent Review, Screen House & Outdoor Blanket Giveaway

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When we go camping it's all about family, enjoying the outdoors, and well for me, the food. There is nothing like Aunt Luann's campfire peach cobbler. Yum! Every summer my husband's family schedules a week of camping. Filled with swimming, canoeing, and late nights by the campfire. Some relatives stay the entire week, while others come and go. It's a great time! This year instead of renting … [Read more...]

Kushies Receiving Blanket Review

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We were recently blessed with a new grand-baby. Louise, A.K.A. LuLu was welcomed into our family just last month. Being a grandparent sure is one of life's sweetest experiences. With every little baby, comes a BIG list of "must haves". Bottles, binkies, diapers, wipes, blankets, sheets, and the list goes on, and on... just ask any new parent. New to me, is Kushies ! Based in … [Read more...]

If I Stay, in theaters now

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Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, … [Read more...]

PB Crave 4 Flavor Variety Pack Review & Giveaway #pbcrave

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Curt’s Peanut Butter Company has developed four unique PB Crave flavors. The exciting new premium peanut butter is produced by Sweet Harvest Foods in Cannon Falls, MN and is now available at Walmart Supercenters and Cost Plus World Market stores across the US. Mmmm, did someone say peanut butter? BP Crave takes peanut butter to a whole new level! With four mouthwatering, natural peanut butter … [Read more...]

Girls Night In with Butterfly Kiss & The Other Woman

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I recently received a fun, unexpected package in the mail. Containing a magazine full of colorful recipes, several cute butterfly tags for wine glasses, two full size bottles of Butterfly Kiss wine and a copy of the movie The Other Woman. All the makings of the perfect "Girls Night In". Being a mom that works outside of the home, life can get pretty busy. It's a nice slow things down every … [Read more...]

Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse

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We do our best to make brush your teeth time fun around here! It goes something like - brush, brush, brush, and swish... The swish is an important step that we never miss. It’s not just about having fresh breath. A fluoride-containing mouth rinse, is a great way to protect tooth enamel, fight plaque, and help prevent gum disease. Knowing that, why not make it fun? So, it's game on with … [Read more...]

Movie Night & Febreze Our #NoseBlind Test #Giveaway

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This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine. Did you know that most of us become "Noseblind" to odors in our own home? Basically, we're so used to smelling them that our brain decides that they are no longer important, and eventually stops recognizing them all together. … [Read more...]