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Homemade Mani/Pedi Scrub with Coconut Oil

Before we get into how to make my amazing mani/pedi scrub, I should probably let you know why I'm even bothering to do a mani/pedi at home, rather than spend an hour at the nail salon without my children or work. I hate pedicures.  There. I said it.  I also hate seeing photos of your pedicures on Instagram.  *shudder* I can't justify spending $40 for someone to touch my feet. It's not at all relaxing for me...probably because I have extremely ticklish feet and I spend the entire time tensed up and hoping I don't kick someone in the face (and, yes, I've actually kicked someone in the face … [Read More...]

Ant Man Review

ANT-MAN Review #AntMan

MARVEL's ANT-MAN opened in theaters last weekend, taking the #1 spot at the box office. While the $58 million opening fell short of the $60 million projection, it still made a strong showing, especially considering it was up against two other family titles: Minions and Inside Out. I'm going to say right upfront that I loved ANT-MAN. Loved. I mistakenly purchased a Real3D ticket and it ended up being a blessing. I'm not a 3D fan. In fact, I go out of my way to avoid watching films in 3D, but ANT-MAN restored my faith in the format. The 3D photography was used to enhance the experience. There … [Read More...]

$20 Target Challenge

$20 Target Challenge

I love a good challenge, especially when Target is involved. When I saw Megan and Wendy from Long Story Short take the $20 Target Challenge, I knew I had to take it, too. I had originally planned on doing this as a video, but with two children who think yelling at each other is the best summer activity ever it's just not happening. I headed to Target to spend my one hour of free time I had last week (because where else would I go?) and I was pumped to take the challenge. What could I get at Target for only $20?   Inspired by @meganandwendylss: Going in to take the $20 @target … [Read More...]

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5 Best Summer Movies For Kids

My kids and I love having "PJ Movie Day" during the summer. We pick one day a week where we stay in our jammies all day and have movie marathons. Each week, we pick a different theme: superheroes, musicals, Christmas in July, etc. One of my favorite themes is "summer movies". There are so many great classic films about summer, but these are a few of our favorite summer movies for kids. (I may need to make another list of my not-so-family-friendly summer movie favorites because there are so many great ones. I'm looking at you,  Wet Hot American Summer and Jaws.) 1. Gidget: Gidget is cute … [Read More...]

2016 Invictus Games in Orlando

2016 Invictus Games Coming to Orlando

In a statement released by the Invictus Games and Kensington Palace twitter accounts this morning, Prince Harry announced the 2016 Invictus Games will be taking place in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. The Games will take place from May 8-12, 2016. The 2014 Invictus Games were a huge success, not only as an event, but as a means to inspire wounded servicemembers from across the world. I followed the 2014 Games closely and hoped they would continue for years to come. Today's announcement not only means the Games will indeed continue, but it … [Read More...]