On set with The Longest Ride cast

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I've been a fan of Nicholas Sparks' writing for years so when I was offered a chance to interview him and see the set of his latest movie, The Longest Ride, opening in theaters April 10th, I couldn't say yes fast enough.  A sweet story of two star crossed lovers, Luke and Sophia, their lives ...

Peanuts Valentine’s Day #SnoopyValentines #FlashGiveaway

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and I can’t think of any better way to celebrate than with Peanuts—where Sally loves Linus, Charlie Brown loves his Little Red-Haired Girl, and everyone loves Snoopy! So I’ve got a great Peanuts Valentine’s Day giveaway for you. You don't know this, but my bedroom growing up had a pink and ...

Garth Brooks loves moms #GarthLovesMom

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Sigh... I already loved me some Garth Brooks having been introduced to his talents in high school (I cannot even tell you how many times we watched his videos on VHS) whoot! That man has some energy and soul that shows through in his voice with every song he sings from a gut wrenching ballad to ...

Nokia Lumia 830 Can Make Your Holiday Brighter #MoreLumia #Cortana

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Five Ways the Nokia Lumia 830 Can Make Your Holiday Brighter   Is it okay if I admit I am freaking out just a little because Christmas is officially this week!? So much to do and so little time! I think that is the anthem of pretty much any busy mom on the planet right now! I ...

Make Your Holiday Shopping Count: Show You Care With We-Care

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Make Your Holiday Shopping Count: Show You Care With We-Care   When the time allows, which is not often, I love to settle in and watch a little TV. Hey! It is cheap entertainment, right?! For 30 minutes or even a few hours, I get to lose myself in my favorite shows. If you like to keep ...

Teaching Kids To Accept Others: Let Rudolph Open The Discussion! #ShineBright

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For many of us, the holidays are about spreading joy, giving back, and loving others. We see the bell ringers at the red kettles all over town and see this as an opportunity to show our kids how to share what we have with others.  We see the trees with paper angles asking us to ...

Rudolph teaches acceptance, diversity, respect #ShineBright

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One of my favorite things about the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas as a kid has always been the holiday specials on TV.  Each was on just once per year and NO ONE ever wanted to miss it.  I'm 40 years old and I still settle in to watch all of my holiday favorites from childhood, as ...

NFL Homegating #NFLHomeGating #ThanksgivingHomegate

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This is the time of year that I lose my husband. While they may sound a bit shocking at first, and possibly like something that is very sad… I have to be honest; I don’t mind so much anymore. At first, early on in our relationship, it was something that seemed a little strange… his immediate ...

Microsoft Black Friday Deals #MicrosoftBloggers #BlackFriday

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With the holidays right around the corner, Microsoft and its partner retailers are excited to announce great Microsoft Black Friday offers. From Surface Pro 3, to Xbox One, Lumia 830 and the hottest Windows laptops, you’re bound to find something for everyone on your list!   Here’s a sneak peek at some of the Black Friday offers! ·         ...

Rudolph turns 50 #Rudolph50 #ShineBright #giveaway

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the longest-running and highest-rated holiday TV special of all time, and it is inarguably a beloved part of the American holiday tradition.   This year is the 50th anniversary of the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  Yes, the sort-of fuzzy and very dated little reindeer with the bright red nose who ...