#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, ...

Things to do before you travel #LifeLockSafety

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Being prepared for a vacation can make or break the entire experience. If you’re anything like me, you spend countless hours preparing to make sure that nothing is forgotten. I make lists. I make lists of my lists. I go over and over the luggage, to be sure that each article of clothing is included. ...

Glazed Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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This post brought to you by LIBBY’S Pumpkin. All opinions are 100% mine. We are right back in the swing of activities now that summer is here.  Swim team, swim lessons and tennis lessons are daily for each of my 3 kids for the next 6 weeks.  We are on the GO and not always ...

10 Easy Weeknight Meals

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Sometimes it’s easy for the day to race by, whether it’s because you’ve had a hectic day at the office, the kid’s busy schedules or you’re just taking time for yourself. Dinners aren’t always planned and at the end of the day, it can be hard to gain motivation to cook at all, let alone a ...

Moonshine BBQ makes me smile. #OutbackBestMates

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I have a confession to make.  Recently, I took my family to Outback Steakhouse for a fun family night (the nice folks from our local Outback invited us). Now, I knew all about the Moonshine BBQ menu items because I had sampled them in April at the Bloomin' Brands headquarters...but I hadn't been able to ...

Credit monitoring is not proactive identity theft protection #lifelocksafety

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Have you ever been in a fender bender? If so, you know the headache and inconvenience it causes. What if you got in a fender bender (one not your fault), and found out afterwards that the insurance policy you had been paying for each month didn’t actually cover anything.?! Your vehicle would not be fixed. ...

Follow the World Cup with Windows Apps #worldcup #brasil2014

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Calling all (fellow) soccer fans!! Happy World Cup!  #WorldCup and #Brasil2014 are here, and I have some Windows and Windows Phone apps help you to make the most of World Cup 2014! Don’t miss a beat! Follow FIFA World Cup with Windows Apps ESPN FC on Windows and Windows Phone offers comprehensive worldwide football coverage 24/7 for all ...