The Secret World of Arrietty – Movie Review

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Synopsis Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (voices of Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (voice of Carol Burnett). Like all little people, Arrietty (AIR-ee-ett-ee) remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert…

{Love}ly Quotes for Valentine’s Day

quote - Love flies, Runs, and rejoices; it is free and nothing can hold it back by Thomas A. Kempis

In honor of Valentine’s day, I wanted to list some lovely quotes about love. Enjoy!   Hope you enjoyed these Cute Quotes for Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s Day!

Easy Valentine’s Day Craft Idea


I just realized that Valentine’s Day is only a few day away and I have not done a thing yet to prepare for it.  I had all these plans to make crafty things and decorate, but of course my plans never pan out.  So this morning I did a little brainstorming and  looked around the…

Imagine A Life Without Social Media

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Social media websites have become such a big part of our lives that it’s hard to think of life without them. The first real social media network I joined was MySpace.  Remember them?  I have no idea as to what prompted me to join them.  It was such a busy and crazy site that I…

Arthur’s Underwear by Marc Brown: A Review


  Children’s books are meant to entertain children, aside from teaching them how to read, understand sentences, recognize pictures, and hone their imaginations. However, children’s books do have another purpose, and that is to help kids experience different sorts of emotions and situations by “travelling” through them in books. Arthur’s Underwear by Marc Brown is…

February Photo-A-Day Photography Challenge – Self Portrait


So I’ve decided to participate in a photography challenge.  More specifically, the February Photo-A-Day Challenge.  I decided to join as a way to challenge myself to take more photos. Today’s challenge was to take a self portrait.  I don’t really like to have my picture taken because I think I come our horrible in photos,…

4 All Natural Ways To Effectively Lower Your Cholesterol helpful tips tuesday

Philip suffers from high cholesterol. High cholesterol levels are usually treated using certain medications, the most common of which are statin drugs. While effective, these drugs do have certain side effects that could be unpleasant to some individuals. In Philip’s case, the statin drug he was using was affecting his liver. His Doctor prescribed a…

My Grocery Shopping Plan – Smart Grocery Shopping Tips You Can Use

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Although it’s only the three of us, it’s seems like we go through  a lot of food quickly.  We tend to buy a lot of food because preparing our own food and packing lunches and snacks is so much cheaper than eating out.  We have encountered a few problems though with the way we shop….

Doing Simple Service Projects to Help Stamp Out Childhood Hunger #AbbottCFK #CBias

As I mentioned in my post last week, I signed up as a participant in the Champions for Kids Abbott Nutrition Pack a Snack simple service project. The mission of this project was to  create a nutritious snack pack for children in need. This week, I decided to head out to Walmart to purchase products…

I’m A Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger

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Have you noticed the new badge on my sidebar?  Well, I am proud to announce that I was recently selected to be a Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger!  I’m so excited!  As many of you know, Philip does a lot of the cooking around here.  He’s really great with whipping up delicious meals in no…