6 Gifts Ideas For Women

by Janell on July 27, 2017

My husband and I just celebrated 20 years of marriage. But we are not the type of people that surprise each other with gifts very often for birthdays and anniversaries. I even tell him not to give me Valentines flowers. Yes – they are beautiful but I would rather spend time doing something together.

I think moms don’t do enough splurging for themselves so here are a few things that I think would be great gifts. They are definitely things that I don not treat myself to very often. So here are 6 things you can do for that special woman in your life!

Plan a fun weekend getaway. Before we had kids we tried to make sure every year we would go on a fun vacation. Once we had kids and moved overseas all of our vacations were spent going back to Florida to visit our family. Don’t get my wrong – Florida is an amazing place to visit but it’s nice to go somewhere new and spend time with each other. Find a place close to home so you don’t have to take time off of work r spend much time traveling.  Read more…



It is back with all new episodes! With the portal to the Netherworld wide open, Puss, Dulcinea and their fellow San Lorenzans must horde off a stream of monsters wreaking havoc in town. Together, along with the Junior Puss

Squad, they swing into action as they battle these creatures and the mysterious force behind them, travel to the mystical Netherworld, and try to save San Lorenzo from destruction, only on Netflix tomorrow, July 28th!

Here are a few clips you can enjoy to get you excited about the release! Read more…


What to Do to Save for Rainy Days

by Janell on July 26, 2017

Sometimes it feels almost impossible to put some money away.  For some people, the earnings for the previous month are already distant memories by the time the next pay day comes around.  This is why many people have to borrow moneyer use a credit card in order to deal with even with the smallest emergencies.  However, with the ailing economic outlook it is now more vital than ever to start putting away something right now. Here is how you can do this.

Create a Reasonable Saving Plan

It is not just enough to desire to have savings. You need to have a reasonable plan in place to achieve your desired savings goal.  This starts by mapping out a realistic amount to put away each month. If you think about setting aside $100 every month, you’ll have $1200 at the end of a year and $6000 saved in just five years. When you have settled on a reasonable amount to put away, set up direct debit into a savings account to ensure it is enforce. When you begin to feel more comfortable in your newly found savings habit, consider increasing the amount even further. Read more…


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Last week there was a ton of news that came out of the D23 Expo. I love all things Disney, so seeing all this really makes me excited. This is an awesome recap of everything you need to know!

“At The Walt Disney Studios, we could not do what we do without the support of the many Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars fans around the world,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios.  “We feel like our fans are a part of the family, and the D23 Expo is our chance to give a little something extra back to them.”

So sit back and read the recap of Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm news from D23!

A WRINKLE IN TIME (#WrinkleInTime) opens in theatres everywhere on March 9th, 2018!

Sean Bailey welcomed A WRINKLE IN TIME cast members Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Chris Pine along with newcomer Storm Reid and visionary director Ava DuVernay to the D23 stage, where they thrilled fans with a first look at the film’s teaser trailer and teaser poster. The film, which is an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic, takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and ultimately, the triumph of love. Read more…


Top 10 Stain Offenders

by Janell on July 25, 2017

Unfortunately for all of us, stains happen, and usually at the worst possible time. Luckily, most carpet stains can be treated with the right liquid solutions and a little bit of elbow grease. Remember, it is important to read the carpet label to make sure the following solutions won’t lead to damage. When you are cleaning, be sure to dab instead of rub.


Mud is one of the most common carpet stains you will encounter. People track mud onto carpets by walking through it and then walking on your carpet, making it a frequent visitor to your home during spring and rainy weeks during the summer.

To tackle these stains, scrape off any dry, excess mud with a blunt object before dabbing it with water to remove as much as possible. Then, mix a quarter teaspoon to a teaspoon of mild cleaner with a cup of warm water and dab until no more brown spots appear on the rag when you dab. To finish up, dab with cold water to remove any cleaning agents from the carpet. Read more…


The $600 Dead Bug

by Janell on July 25, 2017

Do you ever have something happen to you and just laugh about it? Well that happened to us over the past week and I think you will also think it is pretty hilarious.

On July 4th, we were drying some clothes while we went in and out of the house to watch fireworks from our back yard. When they were over we went upstairs to kiss our kids good night and we smelled something burning. It was only in the loft so we thought that it was either the dryer or maybe some of the smoke from fireworks that got into our house and we could smell it.

The next day I dried some clothes and I didn’t smell anything so I was happy because I thought that the dryer was fine.

That next night I was drying a load of clothes. My husband was upstairs in the loft and yelled to me to shut off the dryer because he smelled a burning smell again. I was pretty bummed because I didn’t really want to buy a new dryer. Read more…


Goodyear is a name that most everyone knows and has trusted for their vehicles. Having a good set of tires on your car is important for your safety… why not make sure that you have the same great quality shoes from a brand that you trust?

Goodyear has been around since 1898. That’s a LONG time for a company to stay in business. To me, it shows just how great of a company it is. Goodyear now sells many useful items, not JUST tires. Read more…


New Poster Now Available for BLACK PANTHER #BlackPanther

I just love how all the Marvel movies go together and all the story lines intact and you get to learn more about the characters. I love to watch all these movies to see how they all fit into the big picture.

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

BLACK PANTHER arrives in theatres everyone on February 16, 2018!

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Watch Now - THOR: RAGNAROK New Trailer + Poster Released #ThorRagnarok

I love a good super hero movie and my absolute favorite are the Avenger movies! This year I am so excited about the release of THOR: RAGNAROK. (My other favorite character, HULK is in this movie too! )

THOR: RAGNAROK opens in theaters everywhere November 3rd! (My birthday weekend!)

In Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk! THOR: RAGNAROK is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

Watch the new trailer now:

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