Entertaining with CVS! Gold Emblem Goodies for Football Season & More

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Did you know that you can get food to entertain with at CVS?  I didn't until last fall and my friends this past weekend remarked that they didn't know you could either.  It's a best kept secret!  CVS has a food brand line called Gold Emblem and they make some great snack foods and options for your next party at your house.  Seriously! This past … [Read more...]

Game Night with Friends: Fun & Some Totally Inappropriate Games

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First things first - if you're easy offended, this first game is most definitely gonna offend you. It's offensive in every possible way. That said, after a couple of drinks with friends, it can be completely hysterical if you can look past some of the cards. Ever played Apples to Apples? This game is very similar. There's a judge and they read … [Read more...]

Vintage Cases for your iPhone at Cafe Press #TBT (And How I’m Reading the Latest Stephen King Novel)

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Right now I'm engrossed in reading the latest Stephen King novel - 11/22/63. I haven't read Stephen King since I was maybe in college, I'm not really one for horror novels at all. But a friend recommended his latest as it's not a horror novel at all but more historical fiction with a piece of time travel thrown in. Intrigued, I downloaded it to my … [Read more...]

My Internet Radio App of Choice: @Songza

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So I know most folks use Pandora but at some point along the way (in the last year), I got turned onto Songza, a free Internet radio app, and I've been turned over to them as a loyal listener ever since.  What do you listen to? Songza is a free internet radio app that has it all.  I think what I love the most is the concierge that greets me when … [Read more...]

Family Fun with Reverse Charades

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One night over the holidays, we opened up a box of the game Reverse Charades to play the game and see what it was all about.  We have the 6+ version and we played with my four family members plus my parents. It was such a blast.  The directions call for at least three teams but we divided up into two teams since we only had 6 players.  Reverse … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek: The Odd Life of Timothy Green #OddLife

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Last week, I was psyched to have the opportunity to check out an early showing of the movie the Odd Life of Timothy Green, a new movie releasing in theaters by Disney later next week (Wednesday, August 15th).  I was happy to get a chance to get away from the buzz of BlogHer to just decompress for a little while and to veg out.  Plus I totally love … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Gift for iPad Users: Compose Paintbrush ($39)

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What will they think of next?  I'm constantly amazed at the amount of incredible things one can do on an iPad.  My latest cool discovery?  Using a Nomad Brush to "paint" works of art on your iPad. It's a stylus and a paint brush and the reviews are incredible for it.   Nomad's Compose RED dual-tip says "Happy Valentine's Day" on it and can be … [Read more...]

Big Miracle: Surprisingly Awesome

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Normally I wouldn't do a movie theater review, but my family and I went to see an early screening of Big Miracle over the weekend and I just had to throw a post up here on how amazing it was.  Nate (8) is now calling it one of his favorite movies of all time and my husband and I were both riveted during the film. The movie is based on a true … [Read more...]

Fabulous Educational iPad & iPhone App: Stack the States

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Okay guys, this app is AWESOME.  I saw Lindsay posting about this on Facebook and knew I had to download it.  Called Stack the States, you have to answer various trivia questions with a multiple choice answer of 4 possibilities. Kids learn about state capitols, state geography and so much more.  (Which state houses which National Park and so … [Read more...]

12 Days of iPad Apps: Day Three: Qwiki

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I continue to use Qwiki, which I reviewed within the first few days of getting an iPad earlier in the year.  This app and website is like a Wikipedia for your iPad.  You can query just about anything and it'll bring back beautiful pictures and an audio tour of whatever you are looking for information about. Use it online if you don't have an iPad … [Read more...]