Amp Up Your Style

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Did you catch the VMAs this weekend? I love seeing all the fashion, makeup looks and hair styles that the stars come up with! While I will never be that trendy, my kids and I still like to experiment with red carpet looks for rock star style! For us the best trendy hair style is Super Sleek, and here is my 18 year old modeling her Super Sleek VMA hair style.

VMA1We like this style because all it takes is a hair straightener, some styling products, like the TRESemmé Anti-Frizz Secret Smoothing Creme, and a little time.  And this look was in at the VMAs, since quite a few stars including Katie Perry were showing off straight, sleek hair. [Read More...]

Manhattan Cruises with Classic Harbor Line

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Disclosure: I will receive complimentary tickets for a cruise.

Planning a trip to New York City? Check out these Family Friendly Boat Tours of Manhattan Dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of New York City, Classic Harbor Line hopes for the privilege of escorting you on a relaxing, inspiring and breathtaking sightseeing cruise through the waters we proudly call home.

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The classic yachts – the Schooner Adirondack & Adirondack III and the Schooner America 2.0 (our sailboats), and the Luxury Yacht Manhattan (our motorized yacht) are reminiscent of the classic boats that cruised New York Harbor a hundred years ago.

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SNICKERS Pretzel Snack – Football Fun

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Football season is just about underway!  Whether it is a club, college, high school or professional teams are practicing and getting ready for another exciting season.  My family loves to watch football.  This year we are making an effort to see more games in person, instead of just watching on TV, and we are planning to attend our first game this week.  Of course football also means snacks, so to go along with our first game of the season I created this portable SNICKERS Pretzel Snack with cute little football bags.

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Free Printable Activity Sheets – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day will be in theaters everywhere in October, and I can’t wait to see this adaptation of classic children’s book!  This movie follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life.  Here are some activity sheets that you can use to go along with the book while you wait for the October 10th release of the movie.  Just click on a picture to download a pdf with the free activity sheet.

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Lunch Recipes – Pastrami Rollups with Greek Yogurt Parfait

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Making lunches for school can be a challenge! Even though I homeschool my kids there are many days when we need to make a brown bag lunch, since we attend weekly classes and go on field trips.  My lunch packing is more challenging because my kids are not big fans of sandwiches.   In fact my daughter Eleanor won’t eat recipes with bread at all.  She does however like lunch meat and yogurt.  So we made Pastrami Cheese Rollups along with a Yogurt Fruit Parfait for a perfect portable lunch. [Read More...]

Car Woes

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We have three cars for four drivers, and the newest one is 5 years old. Lately they have been breaking down one after the other, and it is extremely annoying! Last week we had one day where two out of the three were in the shop, which means I spent the entire day driving various people back and forth to work and appointments. So when I see car videos like these it makes me want to start car shopping!

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Back to School Shopping with $75 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

I received a gift card from Fruit of the Loom in exchange for writing this blog post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

Back to School can be a stressful and busy time of year! This year my middle daughter is starting college, which is a huge step, so for us this new school year has brought lots of excitement.

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When we set out to buy school supplies the first top on our list was Walmart, where we were able to get many of the things she needs for school. In college she still needs the standard school supplies, like notebooks, pens and pencils, along with lots of extras like a desk lamp and storage bins.

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Top 10 Favorites at the NY State Fair

Top 10 Favorites at NY State Fair

For my family going to the NY State Fair every year is practically a requirement.  I have lived in New York for 27 years now, and I think I have only missed the State Fair once in all that time.  In fact the first date my husband and I went on was to the State Fair!  Now once you have been that many times a lot of the things are the same, but for some reason it never seems to get old.  So here are my family’s NY State Fair must-dos. [Read More...]

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