2016 Toyota Camry XLE Review #DriveToyota

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I recently spent a week driving the 2016 Camry XLE to review. The Toyota Camry has been the bestselling car in America for 12 years. In my opinion, it is very well deserved. I was impressed while reviewing the 2015 Toyota Camry XLE, and found the 2016 to be comparable. With very little changes. The 2016 Camry is offered in five trim packages: LE, SE, XSE, XLE and SE (with special … [Read more...]

Great gift idea! Restaurant.com Dinner & a Movie ONLY $30! #ReviewCrew #dinnerandamovie

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The holiday season ushers in festive foods, décor, and winter's highly anticipated movies of 2015! Explore the galaxy, sing with the Chipmunks or solve a Sherlock mystery—and dine out with Specials by Restaurant.com Dinner & a Movie deal. Now through December 20th for $30, you’ll score two movie tickets PLUS a $100 Restaurant.com eGift card to redeem for a star-rated restaurant. Spend … [Read more...]

Dos Hermanos Restaurant & Market, a real hidden gem #ReviewCrew @Restaurant_Com #sp

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One of the things I love about using Restaurant.com is finding places to eat that we've never been to, right in our own neighborhood. Our most recent find is an awesome little Mexican restaurant, and market named Dos Hermanos. This was our first time at Dos Hermanos, so we had no idea what to expect. From the street, it's the market that really stands out. When we first arrived I thought we … [Read more...]

Coffee Beanery, Holiday Coffee Sampler Variety Pack review #HolidayGiftGuide

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Looking for the perfect gift for the coffee lover on your in your life? Visit Coffee Beanery for plenty of tasteful and festive gift options. We recently received the above Coffee Sampler Variety Pack from Coffee Beanery to review. With the holiday season being the busiest time of the year, that focuses mostly on kids and family parties, Coffee Beanery's flavored coffee is the perfect … [Read more...]

Last Chance for Blu-ray/DVD savings! #EAA

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Remember my "HUGE Blu-ray & DVD Charity Sale #EAA" post? Time is almost up! Don't miss this awesome DVD & Blu-ray sale happening at EAA! You can view the sale here: http://www.entertainmentaidsalliance.net/ … [Read more...]

Gift ideas for babies, toddlers and young kids #HolidayGiftGuide

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The Ollie Swaddle Baby will go "gaga" over this cozy swaddling solution! Designed to decrease fussiness and assist in self-calming, the Ollie Swaddle also improves the quality and duration of sleep! Features elasticity to allow freedom of movement and an opening at the bottom for hassle-free diaper changes, as well as custom-developed moisture wicking material to reduce overheating. Also has a … [Read more...]

Shop Barnes & Noble For Creative Gift-Giving #ad #BNCreativeGifting

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Motherhood and Barnes & Noble. All opinions are my own! Barnes & Noble stores are places of creativity and discovery, with a huge selection of bestselling and classic books or kids and adults, as well as a vast selection of unique gifts, toys, games, music, home and digital products. We spend a lot of time as a family, shopping, and enjoying … [Read more...]

Very Merry Meijer Thanksgiving #MeijerGivesThanks

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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...]

HUGE Blu-ray & DVD Charity Sale #EAA

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“The world has come a long way toward the realization that HIV/AIDS is everybody’s problem. In Los Angeles, no one has worked harder or more effectively than the Entertainment AIDS Alliance to wage this war by providing grants for urgent social services… and by raising awareness in an industry that is uniquely well-positioned to bring this disease to the attention of the world.” – Steve Tisch … [Read more...]

My Friend Teddy, interactive bear review & giveaway

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My Friend Teddy is the bear that really knows you! Teddy is a cuddly, huggable bear that talks, laughs and is designed equally as a personalized plush toy companion and a development tool for preschoolers. Teddy fosters caring, sharing and learning through his personalization feature. Parents bring Teddy to life by downloading the free app to an iOS or Android smart device and customizing child … [Read more...]

Under $5 beauty stocking stuffers

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Looking for fun stocking stuffer ideas? Check out these great deals from VO5 and Zest. VO5’s Hot Oil Treatment: The iconic, once-weekly, one-minute pre-shampoo treatment is ideal for women wanting to add a little TLC to her hair during winter’s dryness and heat-based style tool damage. Formulated with VO5’s 5-vitamin formula, Hot Oil helps to restores moisture and add shine leaving hair looking … [Read more...]

VTech InnoTab MAX , Review & Giveaway

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Built to grow with your child for years of learning fun, the educational and powerful 7" tablet contains a dual-core CPU with up to six times the processing power of previous generations! The award-winning InnoTab MAX, available in blue and pink, now includes an educational content bundle containing eight apps, along with one free Toca Boca app, perfectly complementing classroom learning. We … [Read more...]

Resort Bamboo Bed Sheets from Cariloha.com Review & Giveaway

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When it comes to our bedroom, it is the one room of the house my husband and I consider "our space". It's where we go to relax at the end of each day, to enjoy a little peace and quiet, to watch some of our favorite shows, and to just be alone. It's truly our comfort zone. I recently received a set of Resort Bamboo Bed Sheets from Cariloha.com to review. Cariloha is a premier, luxury-brand … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Enjoyed dinner and a movie with a friend. Helped our granddaughter with homework. Baked a dessert without following a recipe and loved it. Bought an item on eBay. Sold an item on a local Facebook group. Was awake working past midnight three nights in a row. Received a very nice email from a previous giveaway winner. … [Read more...]

Deal Alert! James Bond Ultimate Collector’s Edition + DHD

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All the Bond films are gathered together in this one-of-a-kind boxed set– every gorgeous girl, nefarious villain and charismatic star from Sean Connery, the legendary actor who started it all, to Daniel Craig. Experience BOND with this fitting tribute to the most iconic and enduring secret agent in movie history. Visit Fox Connect for details and to purchase the James Bond Ultimate Collector's … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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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...]

A diamond in the rough, my latest resale find

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I had been toying around with the idea of buying a game table for my family room. For our occasional family game night, and pinochle night with the girls, it has always been a pain to have to lug out the needed card table and folding chairs from the basement, which was never an easy task. Although a hassle to store, a card table and chairs can be readily setup and moved. At the time that I was … [Read more...]

Paper Towns Blu-ray review & giveaway #PaperTownsInsiders

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After the phenomenal success of The Fault in Our Stars, author John Green returns with another heart-warming tale in PAPER TOWNS, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 20. Join rising stars Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff in the breakout performances of their careers as they go on an epic journey of love and adventure. For a limited time only, get your Paper Towns fan pack Blu-ray with collectible … [Read more...]

The Salvation Army thrift stores host Fall Savings Spectacular

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One of my favorite places to shop resale is The Salvation Army thrift store. Just recently while looking for t-shirts, our teenage daughter found a jacket and a winter coat that she loves. Both combined cost us less than thirty dollars. A total score for our tight budget. The Salvation Army’s Fall Savings Spectacular is just around the corner. All 34 metro Detroit Salvation Army thrift store … [Read more...]

Click, Save, Smile – The Future of Online Spending

Make no mistake, times have changed. Whilst once there was an unwritten rule in place that stated the cost of something was directly linked to both its quality and desirability, this trend has been replaced by a far more palatable, cash-saving dynamic. The age of online thriftiness is well and truly upon us. Whilst this doesn't necessarily extend to every avenue of life – for example, pulling out … [Read more...]

Eat, Sleep, and Play, giving love back to our cats @MuseCatFood #MyCatMyMuse #ad

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyCatMyMuse #CollectiveBias These two cats (Harley & Raphael) are more than just pets, they are part of our family. Having two was not our plan, but it sure turned out to be for the better. They do everything together, eat, sleep, and play. They both have added so much laughter and … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Have had a sinus headache for three out of the past seven days. Made my first big pot of chili of the season. Stayed awake way too late after watching American Horror Story. Stopped at a thrift store with our teenager,and ended up buying her a nice winter coat. Enjoyed having my parents over for dinner. Tripped and feel over our dog and threw my … [Read more...]

Free Halloween Events @ Bass Pro Shops

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Looking for free Halloween fun for the kids? Visit Bass Pro Shops October 24 - 31th. Decorate a Trick-or-Treat Bag - Sunday, October 25th from 12 to 5 Create a Halloween Decoration - October 26-30th (Monday through Friday) from 6-8 Halloween, Decorate a Trick-or-Treat Bucket from 2-7 Bring home a Free 4x6 Photo with the Peanut's Gang! Saturday, October 24th and Sunday October 25th from … [Read more...]