Friday, November 29, 2013

Aunt Mitzi's 90th Surprise Birthday Party!

My Auntie/Godmommy and me!
My Dave loves Auntie too!

The very surprised Birthday Girl!
All my cousins there were so many people there.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Dinner for two - A delicious Spiral Ham for two - How wonderful!  And  Turkey tomorrow when my babies come!  Woo Hoo.  Going to let them put ornaments on the tree too! :)  

Friday, November 22, 2013

College books rentals, and a new program Rentback Review!

Okay, around here we have a great college called "Waubonsee College".  I know at the high cost of college tuition everyone is looking to cut corners.  Well, I have a friend that has given me some information I'd like to share with you, and that's Campus Book Rentals.

To all you college-goers out there here's some info & the perks of renting textbooks.
  • save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
  • free shipping both ways
  • can highlight in the textbooks
  • flexible renting periods
  • we donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented; and
  • and you can find more at their above website too!

They’ve also set aside $90,000 in textbook scholarships to be distributed to students in communities just like yours. That’s a lot of books in hopes to touch a lot of students who could use a helping hand.
So pass the word about Campus Book Rentals and you can make a difference too!
You can follow them on Twitter at:  and on facebook:

Now, I just want to say one more thing, and that's Campus Book Rentals also has what they call "Operation Smile"!  What this is Operation Smile it's a "Making a difference program"!
What We Do Offer Places To Donate
Transforming children's lives through surgery.
 First off, they have a partnership with Operation Smile. It's an awesome organization that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. The long term improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible, and they feel honored to support the children of Operation Smile, and turn those smiles into smiles Just like these here.

Sisters.  The oldest on the left started college, and then she decided to start a family in hopes she could go back some day.  The baby sister on the right is studying right now to be a nurse.  These young hopefuls need a break with all the tuitions, and extra bills, and Campus Book Rentals is here to try and give them that help.

Okay, so I've told you about and one more thing I would like to mention that I found out about is their new program, RentBack (, check this out.

RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students... which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options! (selling their books back at the end of the semester) now is that cool or what?  

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Delivery Man opens in theaters everywhere November 22, 2013!

“It’s a great premise that is a little bit crazy,” says Vaughn,
“but underneath it all the movie is about family, about
connection and about finding your way, so it has a lot of
heart to it. The movie deals with real issues that families
go through, what people go through in life trying to find
their way and be successful, in a very authentic way. But
there’s also an underlying optimism, warmth and love
to the film that’s very powerful and funny.”
I had the unique privilege to see "The Delivery Man" on the red carpet, and I was in awe!  I had already loved Vince Vaughn from "Fred Claus" (as you know I'm a big Christmas fan), and he was most excellent in that movie also.  The Delivery Man just showed a similar part of him being the funny man that he is, but yet in a serious way!  Now, he is definitely a big family man to say the least in both of these pictures it comes out, but especially in, "Delivery Man".  In fact, he was supposed to show up to the opening, but his wife was in labor, so I guess I can forgive him for that.  It didn't matter because The Delivery Man was awesome.  It will not disappoint I promise you.  I laughed my butt off where I should, and shed a tear a few moments later.  It was just awesome.  You almost felt like you were there.  A part of the movie.  I'm telling you you have to go see this movie.  I know here ya go!  Here's a taste on what you will see!

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DELIVERY MAN releases in theaters on November 22nd!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Disney’s "MALEFICENT"!

This is the most fabulous, exciting, movie...  I mean wait... just watch this...

 So, see what I mean?  Kinda gives you a chill don't it!
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MALEFICENT releases in theaters everywhere on May 30, 2014!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Thor: The Dark World! Now at theaters.

Posted: 08 Nov 2013 12:01 AM PST
Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World   Space ships?  Worm holes?  Amazing!

 Thor: The Dark World (Marvel Studios) opens in theaters today. The 112-minute movie is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some suggestive content.

Read more: Thor: The Dark World – an unexpected sci-fi story about evil elves

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Star Wars: Episode VII to Open December 18, 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII to Open December 18, 2015 

With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.

The official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season, but also ensure our extraordinary film making team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J. J. Abrams (Super 8Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek)and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost ArkThe Empire Strikes BackReturn of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible - Ghost ProtocolJack RyanStar Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (TintinWar of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.
Shooting is scheduled to begin spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Delivery Man in theaters everywhere 11.22

Delivery Man - Featurette "Guardian Angel"

This movie is the best.  What a concept, and funny, but yet heartwarming.  Don't miss it.
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DELIVERY MAN releases in theaters on November 22nd!

Getting Ready for Baby: Essentials for Newborns

Recently, I discussed doing a Guest Post with my friend Tanya, and this is what we came up with (I collaborated just a tiny bit, but Tanya did the entire article.  Picture is mine).  So sit back and enjoy our...
"Getting Ready for Baby: Essentials for Newborns"

Being pregnant is a magical time for most mums and, while some may suffer more than others, knowing that there’s light at the end of the tunnel continues to spur mums on and keep them staying positive. It’s certainly not an easy time but, as long as you focus on the good, any discomfort that crops up along the way can be forgotten about.

While, for the most part, being pregnant brings with it a chance to step back, relax and calm down a little, it’s difficult to shut your mind off completely. Despite friends and family telling you to take it easy and to relax whenever you can, it’s hard when you have so much to think about!

From scan dates and blood tests to plans for the nursery and what to pack into your hospital bag, there’s a lot to think about and, while nine months may seem a long time, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it passes by.

One of the things that you need to consider in advance of the big day is what sort of essentials your baby will need once he has entered the world. The more you can prepare before his birth, the better. After all, what brand new mum will want to be traipsing around baby stores as soon as they’ve left the delivery ward?

So, what does a newborn baby need?

  • A Car Seat – if you’re planning to both be driven home from the hospital, a car seat will be essential. One that fits onto a pram or travel system would be even better.
  • A Pram – As mentioned above, a pram is a must if you hope to be getting out and about to show him off to everyone!
  • A Cot – While an actual cot could wait a little bit, a Moses basket that can be put next to your side of the bed will aid in night feeds. It’s recommended, nowadays, for them to sleep in your room until they’re 6months old, too.
  • A baby mobile for them to be stimulated by when they’re in their cot or Moses basket will help them to be entertained while they’re awake (and you’re not!)
  • Nappies and toiletries – it’s up to you whether you choose to use disposable or reusable nappies. Whatever you choose though, make sure you have plenty.
  • Clothes – various sizes are ideal because it’s amazing how quickly they grow! A good selection of babygros, sleepsuits and outfits will be helpful – although, remember, you’re likely to get plenty of cute little outfits as gifts.
  • Muslin squares – these are often considered to be even more of a must-have than bibs. They can be used for almost everything and are bigger than bibs, too.
  • Feeding supplies – these aren’t really necessary if you’re breastfeeding but if you plan to express or formula feed, they’re crucial.

While this list certainly isn’t an exhaustive one, it gives you a basis to work from. Start buying little bits before he’s born, or add them to your baby shower gift list to help inspire others!

 Post was sponsored by "Written in collaboration with Tanya."

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