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 ...

40 Weeks movie follows 15 moms through pregnancy #40WeeksMovie

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Being pregnant is one of the coolest, weirdest, amazing, awe inspiring, scary, blissful, terrifying things that a human being can experience. It's like nothing else and really, there isn't much that can prepare you for it.  When you think about it, it SHOULD be that way.  We are growing tiny human beings, after all!  I've ...

Elf on the Shelf Ideas (Again)

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Elf on the Shelf Ideas (Again)If you love the idea of the Elf on the Shelf, but aren’t sure about where to begin, take a look at some of these fun poses you can try! Kids will love waking up each day and seeing what the elf is up to, and these ideas are some ...

Elf on the Shelf Alternatives

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By now most people have heard of the Elf on the Shelf.   I've even posted him on here....and Christopher PopinKins.  But they aren't the only elves in town.  Given that December is just a few weeks away and many of us have our elves arriving Thanksgiving night, I thought I'd share some of the OTHER elves I've ...

Mr. Peabody Pretzels

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The excitement was palpable in my house over the weekend because “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” was released on DVD last week, which became the perfect choice for our Friday family movie night! I decided to have a little extra fun and make this movie night into a viewing party with the kids’ friends. We enjoyed our ...

Cake Boss Halloween Demo and Giveaway

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Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s hit TV series, Cake Boss, teams up with his talented 11-year old daughter, Sofia Valastro, and Carlo’s Bakery lead decorator, Gabrielle Parisi, in co-hosting Holiday Baking Live with Cake Boss™, an interactive baking demonstration that will be broadcast live from Buddy’s expansive Cake Boss baking facility in Lackawanna, New Jersey. Holiday ...

Creative Galaxy #CreativeGalaxy #AmazonKids

An Amazon Prime Instant Video series for preschoolers, Creative Galaxy introduces preschool audiences to arts and crafts for problem solving.  Creative Galaxy stars Artie and his purple, polka dotted pal Epiphany. Artie is an extra-terrestrial little guy, bright green in color.   Like many preschool programs, each episode is 30 minutes long.  Those 30 minutes are split into ...

Friends turns 20: Central Perk Roast #8OClockCoffee #Friends20

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I still miss Friends. I do. I know it's been gone a long time but I loved that show, I loved the cast and the characters and I kind of came into my own as an adult while watching Phoebe, Chandler, Monica and the gang. I grew to love coffee while watching Friends. Plus, it ...