#TheBoxtrolls: Behind the Scenes + #TwitterParty

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Today's the big day, my friends!! After months of waiting, reading, playing and crafting, The Boxtrolls has arrived to theaters across the country.  We can finally meet Eggs, Oilcan, Fish and the other Boxtrolls! So excited to see this one!  Check out this behind the scenes look at the movie, and let me know what you ...

Give yourself a break and let someone else worry #LifeLockHealthyCredit

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Doesn’t fall just seem like a time to breathe again? I love the carefreeness and fun of the summer, but the return of structure that comes with back to school is not unappreciated. If you aren’t feeling the structure in your life yet, there are a couple of things to get in the groove of ...

#TheBoxtrolls: What Makes a Family + Twitter Party 9/26

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The Boxtrolls is coming to theaters TOMORROW, September 26! I don't know who's more excited to go, but we Martins can't wait to get to the theater to see this movie.  It's been a fun summer reading the book and doing fun crafts and activities building up to this and it's finally almost here! Check ...

Share a video, support Make a Wish #WishPower #StraightTalkTesters #Giveaway

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If you had one wish, what would it be? What is one thing that you would love to see or do in your lifetime that would bring you fulfillment? Would you travel to Paris? Meet someone you admire? I can think of lots of things I’d like to do, if given the opportunity. The thing ...

Pull-Ups and Potty Training

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I recently returned from a quick trip to beautiful Wisconsin and the first ever on-site event at the Kimberly Clark headquarters.  Kimberly Clark is located in Neenah, Wisconsin and the great people at KC make Pull-Ups training pants as well as many other products we all know and love.  I was so fortunate to travel ...

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 ...