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…

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3 Summer Pool Cleaning Tips

Summer Pool Cleaning Tips from #CloroxPool

Clorox Pool & Spa has sponsored this post giving you summer pool cleaning tips to make your life easier this summer.  Summer is here and it’s officially pool season! We have been in our pool almost every day since early May. Every year around this time my husband and I look at each other and…

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Which type of massage will Dad want? #Massage4DadsDay

  Aftershave? Neck tie? Power tools? No… What Dad’s really want for Father’s Day is a little bit of pampering. A massage, maybe? In addition to relaxing, massages can benefit Dad’s health! It has been said that massage can lower blood pressure, increase circulation, and decrease levels of cortisol–a stress hormone. This Father’s Day, wake…

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PowerSound II Personalized Bluetooth Speaker

PowerSound II Personalized Bluetooth Speaker Review and #Giveaway

I received a PowerSound II personalized Bluetooth speaker to help me write this post. Powerstick.com is also providing a personalized PowerSound II to one of my readers! I recently was approached by the folks at PowerStick to check out one of their Bluetooth speakers. Honestly my first thought was, “another Bluetooth speaker?” I review a lot…

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Construction Birthday Party Ideas

Construction Party Ideas

I’m excited to have my friend Stephanie from Spaceships and Laser Beams here today sharing all about construction party ideas. We sure had our share of them when Michael was younger–he LOVED vehicles!  _____________ Hey Mom! Are you hoping to build fun birthday memories for your little guy? Consider hosting a construction themed birthday party….

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Apple's iOS 8 Features (in terms that make sense to non-developers)

Apple iOS 8 Features In Terms That Make Sense #iOS8

Apple’s iPhone Operating System iOS7 was a big update. Even so, there were big improvements to be made. I watched the live stream Worldwide Developers Conference  this morning and sifted through the jargon to bring you what you want to know about the newest Operation System, iOS8.   Consumer iPhone iOS 8 Features   Refined Notification Center The…

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How to embed a video into a blog post

Your smile for the day (and how to embed a video in a blog post)

Have you ever seen those hilarious YouTube videos, like this one, and wanted to share it with everyone you know? I love this video–they’re adorable! In order to share this video with you, I have embedded it into this post. That means that instead of giving you a link to it, I’ve made it so…

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Maleficent: A Parent's Review

Maleficent: A Parent Review

Are you wondering if Maleficent is too scary for your kids? I’d take kids ages 8 and up, and would watch the following clips and view the images below with younger children before taking them. Here’s my Maleficent Parent Review:   A lot of kids will be asking to see the new Disney movie, Maleficent…

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Maleficent Print & Play Activity

Maleficent Printable Activity

Think you know the story behind Maleficent–the villain in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty? Think again! Maleficent is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the…

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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…

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How do I use #AmazonCart?

How to use #AmazonCart to Shop on Twitter #cbias

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias. We live fairly far out of the city of Tucson, so “running to the store” isn’t a phrase we often use. We save our trips and run several errands…

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50 Creamy Dessert Popsicle Recipes

50 Creamy Dessert Popsicle Recipes

I think my favorite thing about summer might be making popsicles (or ice pops, as I call them)–you can freeze anything and turn it into a treat! Here are some of my favorite creamy dessert popsicles of the summer. We have a Zoku pop maker and love it, but to be honest… I’m ordering some…

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5 Summer Jobs for Teens (that look great on a resume!)

5 Summer Jobs for Teens (That look great on a resume!)

Summer is fast approaching, and your teen may be looking for a job to keep them occupied and to give them some extra cash. Or maybe you’re looking for a job for them… to keep them out of your wallet and off your couch! Be on the lookout for a great job, though, and not just one that…

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Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition: A Family Review

Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition Review

I spent a week driving the new king of Toyota’s truck line-up: the 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 CrewMax 4×4. Wow. That’s my big take away. The truck is huge. HUGE. We’re using to driving big cars, so that wasn’t anything new. The interior space inside the Tundra was something I didn’t expect. The boys loved…

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What I'm loving: my health & fitness favorites

What I’m loving: my health and fitness favorites.

A portion of this post is sponsored by Whole Foods Market. There are affiliate (and non-affiliate) links in this post. I’ve been trying to find that fine line of balance–for me, my family, my work, my blog… I wish the line was neon and flashing sometimes! Health and fitness is a big area that I’m…

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Celebrate summer with grilled pizza (and Drumsticks!)

Celebrate Summer with Grilled Pizza #SummerGoodies

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This #shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.  Summer is here, and we are celebrating every way that we can. We love summer because we can enjoy the sunshine a little longer, eat dinner a…

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