Hot Pursuit Trailer #HotPursuit

The new action-comedy Hot Pursuit will be in theaters May 8th.  This movie stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara and looks like a classic buddy movie!

Hot Pursuit - new movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Sophia Vergara


An uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofía Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

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Ginger Mint Julep

With spring in the air and Kentucky Derby day approaching it is the perfect time to make a refreshing Ginger Mint Julep.

Ginger Mint Julep - a refreshing cocktail perfect for Kentucky Derby parties


According to estimates about 120,000 Mint Juleps are sold at Churchill Downs over Kentucky Derby weekend.  I have never been able to attend the Kentucky Derby, but this drink will make you feel like you are part of the action. It takes the traditional Mint Julep and adds a little bit of ginger to liven up the flavor.Continue Reading

Ant-Man Trailer

Ant-Man will be in theatres this summer – on July 17th. The movie stars Paul Rudd as a master thief Scott Lang, whose Ant-Man suit gives him the ability to shrink in size but increase in strength.  In the movie he learns to embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind the spectacular Ant-Man suit.

Ant-Man Trailer

Marvel just released the first the first official trailer, and it looks like the movie will be a fun mix of action and humor. Check it out!Continue Reading

Spring Entertaining with RO*TEL’s Rockin’ Guac

This post is sponsored by ConAgra RO*TEL.

Spring has finally arrived here in New York – better late than never! When it comes to spring entertaining quick and easy ideas are key for me, like RO*TEL’s Rockin’ Guac paired with Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas!

RO*TEL Rockin' Guac and Bud Light Lime-a-Rita - perfect for Cinqo de mayo

I love guacamole. Nothing beats the smooth and creamy taste with just a hint of lime, and it is perfect for dipping corn chips, pita bread or veggies.  RO*TEL’s Rockin’ Guac recipe makes guacamole even better because  using RO*TEL’s tomatoes with green chilies adds a little bit of spice and zest to the guac.  Plus the guac just looks so pretty with bright little flecks of tomatoes in it!Continue Reading

Take a Coffee Break with McCafé Coffee

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Everyone needs a little “me” time – especially busy moms.  Sometimes it seems like I am being pulled in millions of different directions at once, between the kids, the pets, homeschooling, cooking, cleaning and running errands.  So I try to take a little time for myself most afternoons, to relax and enjoy some downtime, and lately I have been taking a relaxing coffee break with a cup of McCafé coffee.

Ways to take a break and create relaxing "me" time

Most people think of coffee as a morning beverage, but I usually drink it in the afternoon.  I like to relax and really savor a cup of coffee, and my morning are usually much too hectic for that! By mid-afternoon I am ready to sit down and take some time to drink a cup of nice hot coffee as a way to recharge for the evening.Continue Reading

The Longest Ride – $25 Gift Card Giveaway

I will also receive a gift card for posting this giveaway.

The new movie The Longest Ride will be in theaters this Friday, April 10th!


Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world.  As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple.  Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, The Longest Ride explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.

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Apple Cider Pork Tenderloin – Slow Cooker Recipe

Our lives seem to get much busier in the spring, which means I am using my slow cooker even more!  This recipe for Apple Cider Pork Tenderloin is perfect for busy nights, since it goes together quickly and is ready when you are.

Apple Cider Pork Tenderloin - a delicious slow cooker recipe with pork tenderloin cooked in apple cider with apples and onions - crock pot recipe

To make this moist roast I simply put some onions and apples in the crockpot, and then placed two pork tenderloins on top. I added some spices and poured in apple cider vinegar and apple cider, and let it cook all day.  My mom makes a pork roast like this, but she always used beer instead of cider as the cooking liquid.  I thought cider would work just as well, and sure enough it did!Continue Reading

DisneyNature Monkey Kingdom Activity Guide

Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom will be opening in theatres in just a few weeks, on April 17th.  This movie is the latest in a series  of theatrical releases designed to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture an amazing variety of nature subjects and stories.


I love this series of movies, which not only feature amazing photography and adorable animals, but also help raise funds for environmental causes. For example, DisneyNature has announced that for every ticket sold opening week (April 17-23, 2015), they will make a donation to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats. This short featurette highlights some of the amazing results that have come from these films!Continue Reading