Thursday, December 18, 2014

Into The Woods 'On the Steps of the Palace' Clip: Opens Christmas Day!

Tonight I am attending the sneak peek of Into The Woods, out in theaters Christmas Day.  As you might be able to tell, I am super excited about this movie.  It's the kind of movie right up my alley; great music, great costumes, a great cast and Johnny Depp (swooning)!  What else could a girl ask for?  What I am especially surprised about is how excited my son is over this movie.  Recently, he has become a movie snob.  As a blogger, I get many sneak peek invites and lately he has been "too cool" to attend some of the movies with us.  Not this time!  He has been asking over and over when we are going to see Into The Woods and I am thrilled.  Tonight is totally your night, bro!  Look out for my movie review of Into The Woods next week!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Sharp AQUOS Crystal: Exclusive Smartphone for Sprint, Boost & Virgin Mobile

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received a sample device to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Since this past March, I have had the honor to be a Sprint Mom Ambassador.  Let me tell you, I have enjoyed every waking minute of it!  I try to keep up on all the latest and greatest when it comes to new tech gadgets, especially phones.  So you can image how much fun I had testing out all the hot new phones on the market.  I was able to try out the HTC One M8 with Onyx Studio Speaker, the Kyocera Hydro Vibe, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport and last but not least the: Sharp AQUOS Crystal Smartphone.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Nutrisystem Week 11 & 12: End of the Nutrisystem Journey & Lessons I Learned

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It is always a bit sad when good things come to an end, and  that is exactly how I feel now that I am at the end of my journey on the Nutrisystem program.  I have been on the program now for a total of 3 months and have lost 11 pounds, that averages to almost 4 pounds a month!  Amazing!  I have to admit, I am a little nervous to continue my weight loss journey "Nutrisystem-free."  I've been totally spoiled.  On the program, I did not have to think about what I needed to make for each meal nor did I have to prepare any foods before hand.  Nutrisystem totally put the convenience into dieting!  And on top of all these great aspects of the program, I am also going to miss the food!!!  The program was so easy to stay on because it tasted so good!  Who wants to choose a fatty meal when a healthy Nutrisystem meal is right at your finger tips?

Through my life I have been on MANY dieting programs, one would think that I know all there is to know about it.  But every program is different and I can definitely say that I learned a lot from my experience on Nutrisystem.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Foodie Collection: Skinny Cookie & Bar Recipes

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The holidays are truly my favorite time of the year.  I enjoy everything about them; the family togetherness, the giving of presents and the baking.  Oh, how I love to bake (and eat)!  However, all this baking (and taste testing) can sure put a damper on a healthier eating lifestyle.  Usually, holiday baking calls for lots of sugar, butter and all the other "fattening" ingredients.  That is why I decided to be a bit proactive this year, I compiled a list of "Skinnier" Cookie and Bar Recipes.

This Foodie Collection of Skinny Cookie and Bar Recipes contain a wide variety of some awesome looking treats.  A couple of my favorites are the Skinny Rocky Road Bars, you bet I would choose a chocolate recipe to make the top of my list, and the Cocoa Carrot Cubes from Country Fit Family.  I am also really looking forward to making the Honey Christmas Cookies from Our Family World, this is an amazing alternative to the classic sugar cookie.

You see, you can still enjoy all festivities of the holidays, including the baking (and eating), without it effective your waistline!  Happy Holidays!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Look to Best Buy for Your Holiday Shopping: Best in Camera & Camcorders #CamerasatbestBuy

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If I were to pick the best purchase I made in the last year, hands down I would choose my DSLR camera.  My camera has taken my pictures to the next level!  As a blogger, having great pictures is a must but as a parent, having quality photos of family memories is priceless.  And where do I go to for quality cameras?  Best Buy, of course!

Best Buy has the best selection in the latest technology.  I want to highlight three cameras in particular, the Nikon, Samsung and Sony.  These cameras are perfect for this holiday season because they come equipped with WiFi capabilities and make picture sharing easy!  So check them out.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Disney Pixar's Inside Out Opens June 19th 2015: New Trailer

Do you ever feel like your kid has multiple personalities?  You know what I mean, at one moment you have a playful, sweet little boy and then next moment THE ANGRIEST BOY IN THE WORLD.  Well, maybe I am exaggerating a bit but it does seem like those emotions can change with the flip of a switch.  Disney Pixar's new movie, Inside Out is going to give us a glimpse into that complicated brain of theirs!

Family Movie Night with The Guardians of The Galaxy: A Super Fan Movie Night

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Ever since I took my kids to see The Guardians of The Galaxy last summer, they have become Super Fans.  No joke.  If you were to ask my 6 year old daughter what she wants to be for Halloween next year, she will tell you "Rocket Raccoon, of course!"  And my son declares The Guardians of The Galaxy to be his favorite movie of all time.  So, when I heard that December 9th would be the release date for The Guardians of The Galaxy DVD/Blu-Ray, I knew we had to make it a "Super Fan Movie Night!"