Monday, February 8, 2016

Chocolate Waffles Recipe: Carnation Breakfast Essentials® 7-Day Challenge

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I am not sedate or serene. Many people in my family, have placid, dignified, demure, perhaps even stately personalities. Both sides of my family are from the South. My father and his people originate from Tennessee while my mother’s side is from the Heart of Dixie, as in New Orleans, Louisiana. Those floaty, tranquil, temperaments do run in the family, mostly in the women, but not in all of us. When my grandmother enters a room everything seems to slow and when she speaks it is almost as if the sounds of the bayou are gently rippling through her velvet voice. Everyone loves her! My mother’s two sisters have this gift of what I call “Southern Grace”. Both can charm the birds out of trees, strays follow them home, and everyone claims to either know them be their friend, or have a story in which one or the other is included. My mother does not possess “Southern Grace”. My mom is a retired charge nurse who still takes care of everything and everybody. Retirement for her means working a few days a month, farming with her husband, doing all he asks of her, raising fish and vegetables in an agroponics operation, and babysitting grandchildren in her spare time. Mom never had the temperament nor the time to be demure. My mother had two children, both of us girls. My sister got the sweet, retiring, Southern Belle, charming personality, and I got the type “A” conquer the world, non-stop, commando-take charge, solve the problem, be responsible, and get out of my way personality. This must happen in each generation because my son got my take charge, knock-em-dead attitude, and my little girl is the beguiling, sweet, Southern Belle.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Recap of St. Louis Auto Show: Drive FCA!


Are you an auto lover?  In the market for a new vehicle?  Or just want to test drive some hot new cars?  Then the St. Louis Auto Show was THE place to be last weekend.

The largest automobile event in the St. Louis area, the Saint Louis Auto Show fueled by Pillips 66 features more than 500 new cars, trucks, SUVs and luxury vehicles from over 25 manufacturers all under one roof.

New Zootopia Clip & Activity Sheets: Opens March 4th



Some amazing movies are set to release this year, on March 4th Disney's Zootopia is opening in theaters everywhere and I am reserving my seat now!  With an all star cast and Shakira bringing the tunes, it is going to be yet another Disney Studio hit that you will not want to miss.  In honor of the movie, I have some fun activity sheets and a BONUS new clip!

Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin), the very first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, jumps at the opportunity to crack her first case—even if it means partnering with fast-talking, scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman) to solve the mystery. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Review: NOW In Theaters


The movie you ALL have been waiting for is now in theaters, Kung Fu Panda 3!  My family and I were invited to a "mini" red carpet event in town to catch the sneak peek of the movie and I have all the details for you!

Living large and loving life, Po (Jack Black) realizes that he has a lot to learn if he's going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor (Dustin Hoffman). After reuniting with his long-lost father (Bryan Cranston), Po must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters. Together, the kung-fu brethren unite to take on the evil Kai (J.K. Simmons), a supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle.

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Finest Hours Opens TODAY January 29th: New Featurette & Clip


Looking for a good movie to see this weekend?  You are in luck, The Finest Hours opens TODAY, January 29th!  The movie is based off the true story of the most daring rescue mission in the Coast Guard History!  The Finest Hours is directed by Craig Gillespie and stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana.  Check out the new clips & feaurette!

Game Day Traditions & Recipes: Preparing Our Home For The Big Day

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Football in our home is more than just another day, it is a celebration.  It's up there with Thanksgiving and Christmas!  We invite family & friends, prepare a menu which would feed a major league football team, and enjoy the day!  However, with any huge celebration comes a huge mess!

Anyone that knows me realizes, I have a bit anxiety over a messy home.  My husband likes to joke about my "messy home super senses."  He says I'm able to hear a crumb drop on the floor from the next room and can smell a dirty bathroom before I enter the home.  So, you can understand my need to not only prepare for game day but also prepare for the clean up afterwards!  This is when I turn to Proctor and Gamble products to ease my Game Day anxiety and allow me to enjoy the celebration!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Disney's Zootopia New Music Video "Try Everything" by Shakira: Available on iTunes


Disney's Zootopia, in theaters March 4th, looks like it will be another winner!  Not only does it look cute AND hilarious but the music is going to knock our socks off!  International superstar Shakira has lent her Grammy® winning voice to Gazelle, the biggest pop-star in Zootopia!

Check out the video!