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Celebrating the Mini Milestones of Life

Dipped Pretzels for Halloween

As a parent, it’s such a joy to watch your kids celebrate the special firsts in their lives. Whether it’s losing a tooth, starting school, riding a bike or attending a first formal dance, we tend to mark those mini milestones with photos and celebrations. After all, it’s only a “first” once! I’ve had my […]

THE BOOK OF LIFE In Theaters October 17 + #BookOfLife Giveaway

The Book of Life Movie poster

THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant animated fantasy-adventure arrives in theaters October 17th just in time for Halloween, and I’m so excited to see the exquisite artwork come to life on the big screen. The Mexican “Day of the Dead” visuals make an absolutely stunning backdrop for the love story. THE BOOK OF LIFE tells the legend of Manolo, a […]

Book Club: This Is Where I Leave You + Giveaway

#TIWILY book club meeting

I finished it! I hardly ever finish a book within a month anymore, but I read Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You within two weeks, thanks to lots of flight time and long airport layovers. It’s a good thing too, because I really wanted to read it before the movie hits theaters on September […]

This Is Where I Leave You Book Club #TIWILY #TIWILYbookclub

This is Where I Leave You Book Club #TIWILY #TIWILYbookclub

Whenever I hear about a book being turned into a movie, I know it’s a goodie, and I make a point of reading the book before seeing the film. Before I even walk into the theater, I’m already feeling an emotional connection with the story, and I can’t wait to see the characters I’ve grown to […]

Guilty Pleasures: My Top 5 Summer Reads

Little Mercies - Heather Gudenkauf - book cover

When I was little, I had a big pink velour rocking chair where I would sit and read for hours every day. My summers were full of outdoor adventures of course, but when I was inside, I was almost always sitting in that big pink chair lost within the pages of a book. This summer, […]

Transformers: Age of Extinction In Theaters June 27th

Transformers Age of Extinction movie

Whenever I hear the word ‘Transformers,’ I immediately follow it up in my mind with “More than meets the eye.” Some things get ingrained in your memory for life, and apparently The Transformers jingle is one of those things for me. It’s probably because my son played with Transformers toys. A lot. With some flipping […]

Happy Birthday, Paddington Bear! #PaddingtonMovie

PADDINGTON movie poster

Happy Birthday, Paddington!  The world-famous Peruvian bear not only stars in his feature film debut this Christmas, but it was just announced that he’ll be flying high and making a return to the  Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®! I can’t wait to see his cute parade balloon! Right after his exciting Thanksgiving Day adventure, this little […]

EARTH TO ECHO In Theaters July 2 + $50 Visa GC Prize Pack Giveaway

Earth to Echo movie poster

Something mysterious is going on in this summer’s EARTH TO ECHO movie (in theaters July 2nd).  Three best friends start receiving cryptic messages on their cell phones after a highway construction project begins in their neighborhood, and just days before the bulldozing will force them all to move away from each other. Determined to have […]