Wishes and Star Darlings, Disney’s new Tween series

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This post is sponsored by Disney Press.  Do you remember the first time you made a wish? It might have been at a birthday, after you blew out some birthday candles.  Maybe it was the first star you saw at night. Many of us have been making wishes in many forms for centuries- and the brand-new ...

Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie Recipe with Spinach & Cottage Cheese

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This tasty Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie is an excellent way to deliver a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals to you or your kids. And if they don’t see you add it in they will never know it contains spinach! Fresh fruit adds sweetness and flavor, creating a tasty craveable snack that is much healthier than ...

New Year, New Tech iMac + Kate Spade Giveaway‏

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I have a super fun surprise for two of my fabulous readers- I can't even wait! A group of bloggers and I have teamed up to bring you a fabulous giveaway you can't resist! We're giving one precious follower a grand prize of a brand spanking new 21.5" iMac and the second prize winner will receive a ...

Norm of the North Polar Bear Vanilla Puppy Chow Mix Recipe

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Have you seen the previews for Norm of The North movie yet? Every single time it comes on my kids get worked up into a dance frenzy- dancing along with Norm and begging me to take them to see it as soon as it comes out in theaters. This family friendly film will be released ...

Leftover Ham and Scalloped Potatoes au Gratin with White Wine (Recipe)

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One of my favorite things to do is make a huge ham for Christmas dinner- not just for Christmas but for the leftovers.  Comfort foods abound with ham and this recipe is no exception...My family devoured this one tonight and I just had to share! Making this leftover ham recipe in a cast iron skillet is ...

Ring in the New Year from the couch (with Domino’s)

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Since going out on New Year’s requires pants and might not include pizza, now you can ring in the New Year with Domino’s from the most exclusive spot in town – my couch. I have to confess to you that New Year's is kind of not a big deal for me.  I mean, yes, a fresh ...

Hotel Transylvania 2 Printables & In Home Release ‪

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THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 ON DIGITAL. Johnny and Mavis had a baby, and his name is Dennis. When Johnny and Mavis take a trip to see where Johnny grew up and to spend time with his family, Dennis is left in the care of Drac and friends. While Mom and Dad are "mini-marting" ...

Easy Weeknight Dinner Idea: Cheesy Chili Bombs

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Here's a fun and easy weeknight dinner idea - Cheesy Chili Bombs - plus it's quick and kid friendly! These are great for a fast dinner or even a picnic dinner on the go. You can always swap out turkey for the ground beef and use low fat cheese to make it a little healthier, and add some ...

Super simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas: Backdrops

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Let's see. It's December 17th. I've been moving elves for 20 nights already. Of those 20 nights, I have forgotten to use my own printables and had to come up with a quick idea that didn't involve the printer, couldn't find tape, or really just couldn't even. So with another 7 or 8 nights of ...

The best games for Family Game Night

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Friday nights in our house are Family Game Night (sometimes, Family Movie Night too- depends on how late dinner goes and how much fun we're having with games). Today's family schedules are hectic.  People work later than ever before, kids activities go later and later, and honestly, it's really easy to let together time fall ...