Enter the Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge! #TheBoxtrollsCC #TheBoxtrolls

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Focus Features, the creative minds behind The Boxtrolls movie, set to open in just a week (eek!), has partnered with the Imagination Foundation. The mission of the Imagination Foundation is to find, foster and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world. Focus is working with the Imagination Foundation to sponsor a Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge, where kids ...

Surface Lightens Load for Backpack Awareness Day #lightenmyload #windowschampions

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Times have changed a whole bunch since I lugged all of my notebooks and textbooks to all my classes from K through my grad school time.  I never had a laptop, a tablet, anything!  Students are kicking off the new school year, and it goes without saying that technology like laptops, tablets and readers are ...

Dining al fresco

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Summer’s wrapping up and it’s coming upon one of my favorite times of the year, fall. I adore this season almost as much as spring. Why? It’s the best time to get outdoors EVER. Summer was great, but some days are just soo scorching hot that you find yourself pining away for the comforts of ...

Fall Allergy Cleaning Checklist #HealthierHome

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Fall is here, and if you’re like me you worry about allergy season. When the seasons change, my family finds ours flaring up often. In the past, we’ve been reactive and scurried around to find solutions for our horrible allergies. We quickly learned the importance of being proactive when it comes to combating them! There ...

Build a Boxtroll and Win! #BuildABoxtrollSweeps #TheBoxtrolls

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With just under a month until The Boxtrolls comes to theaters (9/26), the kids decided they wanted to make their OWN Boxtrolls.  We saved some shipping boxes (the kids wanted to make themselves Boxtrolls, I decided we should start on a smaller scale...). Really, what you need are some cardboard boxes and your imagination.  Maybe ...

Back to school safety #LifeLockUltimatePlus

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It’s back to school time again, and a common subject that comes up is that of safety. While that’s always something to worry about (especially when you’re a parent), back to school time brings up a whole bundle of concerns in itself.  Back to School Safety How will your child get to school?   Can they walk to the ...

#BuildABoxtrollSweeps: Enter to Win! #TheBoxtrolls

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We are just over a month out from the premiere of The Boxtrolls movie. My family cannot wait to see this movie- if you remember, we've been reading the book that the movie is based on, Here Be Monsters (The Ratbridge Chronicles). The Boxtrolls promises fantasy, whimsy, ingenuity and, of course, a whole lot of ...

Surface Pro 3 $150 Off for Students #WindowsChampions #backtoschool

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Microsoft is offering $150.00 off Surface Pro 3 for college students between August 3 and September 6 to help them get the tablet that can replace a laptop for a great price. It’s the perfect classroom companion for any student: just click in one of the colorful Type Covers to turn out a term paper, ...

Monitoring driving habits #StraightTalkTesters #giveaway

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The Safe Drive Car connection by Straight Talk is a really great device, which greatly decreases the worries of having a driving aged child. As part of Straight Talk’s new product category “connected life” the Safe Drive Car Connection helps you keep up with your teenager when they’re on the road, and allows them to ...

Fabulous Side Dishes (Giveaway)

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Whether you’re cooking a dinner for two, cooking for the family, or hosting a dinner get together, you’ll need some good side dishes. While it’s true that the main dish is usually the hero of any meal, side dishes are still important! You certainly don’t want to serve canned corn to guests! With these recipes, ...