How to shred chicken in your stand mixer

Life Hack: How To Shred Chicken in Your Mixer

As I was preparing chicken tacos the other night, a friend asked me what I was doing when I put the cooked chicken into my Kitchenaid stand mixer bowl. When I told her I was just shredding it quickly, she was amazed. You can shred chicken in your mixer? Yes! It takes just a few seconds, and is so much easier than pulling it apart with two forks.   I know this is a simple post–basic. But I just learned about this trick…

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Planes Fire and Rescue Coloring Pages

Planes: Fire and Rescue Coloring Pages

Is your little one dying to see Planes: Fire and Rescue? Just a few more days to wait! From Walt Disney Studios: “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new adventure-comedy about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite  firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous  air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is…

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BIG HERO 6

Big Hero 6

Walt Disney Pictures is at it again with a fun new animated movie coming to theaters this fall.   With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the…

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$100 Target Gift Card #Giveaway!

  Welcome to the A Night Owl June Group Giveaway! Hi friends! Today the friends of A Night Owl are joining up to bring you an amazing $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! And we all KNOW you love Target, so what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below! Open in the USA and Canada. Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014. a Rafflecopter giveaway TERMS & CONDITIONS: this giveaway is open to US and…

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Quiche Lorraine Recipe from Le Cordon Bleu

Quiche Lorraine Recipe from Le Cordon Bleu #100FootJourney

Disney’s new movie The Hundred-Foot Journey arrives in theaters on August 8th! Please enjoy this Quiche Lorraine recipe straight from Le Cordon Bleu chefs!     In Disney’s The Hundred-Foot Journey, Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to…

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5 Ways to thank military members #ChevySalutes

5 Ways To Show Appreciation for Military Members #ChevySalutes

Compensation for this post was provided by Chevrolet via MSB New Media. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Military families sacrifice so much every day, and showing them we’re a thankful country is important. In addition to months spent away from their families, the military is expected to be on call all day, every day for their ‘regular” jobs. They can be called in at any time, made to stay as long as needed, and often miss important events that we…

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: The Movie

You gotta have the bad days so you can love the good days even more. Jack and I are so, so excited about seeing Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. We loved the book when he was younger. This fun family movie looks like one you can bring the entire family to! Here’s a sneak peek: In theaters Oct. 10, 2014, Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows 11-year-old Alexander as…

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Our California Adventures

Our Own California Adventure: Visiting Family, Friends, and Disneyland!

My family and I were guests of Disney for the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. In exchange for a conference fee, we were provided with park tickets, hotel accommodations, meals, and admission to conference events. I was not asked to write about the conference or sponsors in exchange for our experience, but this was a pretty amazing experience and I’m excited to share it with you all! Kia provided us with a car while we were in California so…

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2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Video Recapap

2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Video Recap

We just returned from an amazing trip to Disneyland in Anaheim, California. I have so much fun news and information to share with you, but I know many of you are dying to see our pictures from the event, so here they are–in video format! I’ll be back soon with information from the event! My family and I were guests of Disney for the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. In exchange for a conference fee, we were provided with…

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In defense of Snapchat: Why I allow my teen to use the controversial app

In Defense of Snapchat

I’ve written about the Snapchat app before. I’ve told you about why you should monitor Snapchat and other apps, and I’ve written about how it could be a dangerous app for kids. In this time of new technology, technology that we didn’t have as kids, it’s important to be flexible. I have no previous experience with teenagers, kids who use iPhones, or even kids who use Snapchat. I’m literally making it up as I go along, as I bet you…

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5 ideas for a summer scavenger hunt

Go on a Summer Scavenger Hunt!

Scavenger hunts are not only fun, they’re educational, too. Get creative and develop your own ideas, or modify any of these to make it fit for your local area and the age of your child. This is also a great idea for picnics or family reunions where there are teams working together. Mix things up and provide some more difficult items for tweens and teens and easier items for younger children so they don’t lose interest.  Nature Scavenger Hunts The…

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POGO Pass Promo Code and Giveaway

Phoenix POGO Pass Promo Code and Giveaway!

Summer is right around the corner, desert friends. You know what that means, right? Sunscreen, water, and plenty of inside during the day and outside at night activities!     The POGO Pass gives you admission to 15 different venues/activities in Phoenix throughout the year. I have a POGO Pass promo code for you: BECCA will get you the pass at 60% off, just $39.98 and I have a giveaway! You’d like a list of venues that accept POGO Pass?…

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Life Hack: The best contact lens tip

Life Hack: The Best Contact Lens Tip

When I first got my contact lenses (last month–I know, right?) I read tons of tips and tricks on the internet. My doctor helped me and Karen helped a ton. She was my on-call personal contact lens assistant. But there was one contact lens tip that I had to find out the hard way. Not because people were keeping it from me, but probably because they never thought to tell me. The one thing nobody thought to mention was that…

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Win $75 and FROZEN on DVD/Blu-Ray! #giveaway

 Welcome to the FROZEN Family Movie Night & Shopping Spree Giveaway!  A few of my favorite bloggers are joining together to give our readers the chance to own the Disney animated hit FROZEN and take their family on a virtual shopping spree.  One winner will receive a $75 Amazon gift card and a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy of FROZEN the day it releases, 3/18.    Entry-Form This giveaway is not sponsored by Amazon or Disney. We just love our readers and want to…

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Healthy Casserole Recipe - chicken sausage and vegetables

Healthy Casserole Recipe

This post is sponsored by Pyrex. It’s winter. I want chili. Casserole. Lasagna. Unhealthy stuff. I want unhealthy stuff. Because who wants a salad in the middle of winter? I decided that this year is the year I substitute. Turkey and black beans with the chili. Zucchini lasagna instead of with noodles. And casserole without the heavy soups and creams. Pyrex sent me a baking dish that’s perfect for a healthy casserole. Their 3-quart baking dish comes with a lid and carry…

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Merry Christmas from My Crazy Good Life

Merry Christmas From Me To You!

Merry Christmas! This commercial may have made me a little teary-eyed this season. It’s a little reminder that even teens have holiday spirit–though sometimes it seems like its buried under mountains of sarcasm and eye rolls: