Gone Girl – Solve the Mystery

The movie Gone Girl is being released in just a few weeks on October 3rd, and it looks great!  The movie stars Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, whose beautiful wife Amy has gone missing.  Nick becomes a prime suspect in Amy’s disappearance, and his life begins to crumble int a wave of lies, deceits and strange behavior.


What really happened to Amy? She left behind a Pinterest account that you can explore. As evidence mounts and speculation rises, Amy’s past is coming into focus on Pinterest. What was she like? What were her interests? Did she leave any clues? Explore for yourself at http://bit.ly/AmyDunneContinue Reading

The 7 Minute Life Planner Review

7 Minute Life Daily Planner ReviewLike many people I could stand to be more organized! I have the bad habit of trying to juggle to many projects and as a result many things just don’t get done. So I was glad have the chance to review a planner from The 7 Minute Life, a productivity tool designed to help adults organize and prioritize their life, The 7 Minute Life™ Daily Planner.  This planner, which retails for $24.95,  is a spiral bound planner that is much more than just a calendar.


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The idea behind the 7 Minute Life Planner is that most people don’t spend their time on what is really a priority for them, because they are too busy dealing with less important things.  So the first thing the planner does is have you slow down and think about what is important in your life.  Once you have priorities in order then you can organize and simplify your life.Continue Reading

Maze Runner Movie with Gift Card Giveaway

Disclosure: I will receive a Maze Runner gift package.

The movie Maze Runner will be in theaters next week, on September 19th, and it looks like an exciting Sci-Fi adventure.

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When Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

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Sparkling Clean with Finish Dishwasher Detergent

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I love to cook, which is why I post so many recipes on the blog.  But I don’t love to clean the kitchen or wash all the dishes that my cooking creates.  So I have taught my three kids to take over many of the kitchen chores, but shockingly they aren’t big fans of cleaning either!  So we try to make sure we have dishwasher detergent that will really get our dishes clean and sparkling without much effort from us.

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When it comes to cleaning I am all about getting the maximum out of a minimum amount of effort.  For dishes we trust the products from Finish, especially the All in One Gelpacs and the Finish Quantum with Power Gel.  We like to use these in the dishwasher because they dissolve away tough stains.  When my kids clear the table they frequently do a lousy job of scraping the plates, and they certainly don’t bother to rinse them!  So we need a dishwasher cleaner that can handle tough stains and food.Continue Reading

More Free 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 on October 10th, and it looks cute! If you have had a terrible day of your own you can enter this fun sweepstakes by sharing your Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad throwback family photo using #VeryBadDaySweeps on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win an Adventures by Disney trip for four to Disney Aulani, resort & spa!*

And here are some more activity sheets for the movie, to add to the ones I posted here last week. Just click on the picture to download a pdf with the free kid’s activity.

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Dogs Love Treats

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Dogs love to eat, and our dog Ziggy has a new favorite food – apples. We have apple trees in our front yard, and every time we let him out front now he makes a bee-line for the apples trees and starts munching all the ones that have dropped off the tree.


I guess it is a healthy snack – they have lots of fiber anyway! Another things dogs love is bacon – of course! Here is a cute rap video of a dog who loves bacon.Continue Reading

The Sims™ 4 – Smarter Sims and Weirder Stories

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Are you excited about the release this week of the new Sims™ 4 PC game? The new game promises Smarter Sims and Weirder Stories, all of which make for exciting game play.  Sims is one of my family’s favorite games, so you can be sure we were among the first to buy the newest game in this popular series!

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The game was released on Tuesday, which also happened to be the first day of Back to Homeschool for my son. So after a busy day of school work we headed to Walmart to get our hands on a copy, and picked up the Sims™ 4 Limited Edition.Continue Reading

New York City Cruise with Classic Harbor Lines

Last week I was in New York City for a few days, I had the chance to enjoy cruise with Classic Harbor Line for an amazing tour of the city skyline.  My family and I went on the Statue and Skyline Cruise on the luxury yacht Manhattan on a gorgeous late summer afternoon.  This cruise was the highlight of our trip, and we were thrilled to receive the complimentary tickets!


The Manhattan is styled like a 1920s yacht, with wooden railings and comfortable seating inside the cabin.  We stayed on the benches in the bow for the whole trip though, and enjoyed the 360 view of the New York Harbor.  The trip goes out to see Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, and the Captain gave us lots of information about all the sites we passed.Continue Reading