Entertainment - Practical Frugality

Trolls BluRay #Giveaway {Ends 3/3} #MovieNight

Welcome to the Movie Night Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Review Wire. This hop will run through March 3. Each participating blog is providing a movie related prize valued at $20 or more. The prize at this stop will be a Blu Ray copy of the Trolls Movie. Trolls Popcorn *Picture and Instructions Coming Soon, still caring for sick child. Entry-Form An InLinkz Link-up
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Budgeting

Maximize your Tax Refund & Upgrade your electronics with Samsung at Walmart

This post, Maximize your Tax Refund & Upgrade your electronics with Samsung at Walmart, was sponsored by Samsung as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Samsung at Walmart I do most of our household shopping at Walmart each week, to stop up on the items that are essential. I typically park in the same general area of the parking lot, use the same entrance each time, and shop the store in a pattern. I like to go up and down each aisle to explore and see what's new, and…
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Entertainment

Shows to Netflix Binge

Shows to Netflix Binge One of the most common questions I see from friends and family on Facebook is, "What show should I watch on Netflix next?" There are SO MANY good choices, my wish list is always bursting. Of course, the choice you make will depend on what genre shows you enjoy watching, but the list I usually share is long, and sometimes I forget a few when I'm offering a suggestion. I thought I'd take the opportunity to share my suggestions with all of you, and then I can refer people to this list, and I won't forget…
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Disney

Finding Dory Gift Ideas

Finding Dory Gift Ideas When my kids were little, Finding Nemo was one of their FAVORITE movies, so when we heard Finding Dory was being released, we couldn't wait to see it :) Of course we had to buy a copy when it was released! We were so excited, I even posted the movie Finding Dory was "Coming Soon" way back in 2013! Finding Dory - BD Combo Pack (2BD + DVD + Digital HD) When kids are young, they really like having toys and games with their favorite movie characters on them and collecting the movies too. Even though my kids…
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Disney

Disney MOANA Cake Mix Pineapple Bars Recipe #Moana #RWM

"This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Walt Disney. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Disney Moana Opens TODAY, Nov 23, 2016!!! It's rated PG and I can't wait to take my boys to see it :)  We have always loved Disney movies, and Moana is definitely on my must see list! By now, most of y'all now I love themed related recipes, crafts, school supplies, etc. So, it'll come as no surprise to you that in honor of the Disney Moana release today, I've made…
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Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls I love Netflix, and binge watching shows. Sometimes I re-watch shows that were favorites when they first aired, such as Friends, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Andy Griffith, etc. Other times, I like to watch shows that I missed when they originally aired. I've recently discovered Gilmore Girls, and I have no idea how I missed this the first time. IT'S SO GOOD! I've seen some of the merchandise previously, and had no idea why someone would want a mug with "Luke's" on it, but now I know and I want one too, haha! If you haven't seen the show,…
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Galaxy Note7 at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Galaxy Note7 I am breaking out of my comfort zone this year, attending BlogHer Conferences. I am an introvert. I like shopping online, working online, and communicating online. I do enjoy being in the presence of my family and friends, and attending BlogHer is an opportunity to meet my online peers, colleagues, and representatives from the brands I enjoy working with. Best Buy has a wonderful blogger program and they are fantastic to work with,…
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Best Beach Reads

I LOVE going to the beach, and it's essential to have one of the best beach reads tucked away in my bag (or loaded on my Kindle). There's not much that's more relaxing to me than reading a great book while sitting on the beach. When selecting the perfect book to take with me to the beach, I tend to choose from a handful of genres. I like chick lit, suspense/mystery, humor, and legal thrillers. My list of preferred books is probably different than those full of the newest releases, because my list tends to favor my favorite authors. There…
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Top 5 Favorite Yachts featured in movies

Thanks to Addison Yacht Charters and MVM Media for sponsoring this post on my Top 5 Favorite Yachts featured in movies! We love to watch movies in our house, and always have. I remember people laughing twenty years ago when we were creating our wedding registry at Target, and scanning movies onto the list, haha! While we each have our personal preferred genres, we can usually agree on an action movie that we'll all enjoy watching. Many of these movies include luxury items such as exotic cars, luxurious vacations, crazy parties, and gorgeous yachts. I have a few friends that have…
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Plantronics BackBeat FIT Bluetooth Stereo Headset #MiniVanTures

Thank you to my partners at Verizon for allowing me to test out the newly released HTC 10 as we depart for a summer of MiniVanTures, and for sponsoring a Giveaway of a Plantronics BackBeat FIT Bluetooth Stereo Headset. My kids and I are departing on a journey this summer, visiting or passing through at least 10 states, maybe more depending on what route we decide to take home. When my partners at Verizon heard that I was taking a long trip, they generously offered to let me test out the newly released HTC 10 with it's fantastic video/camera, updated apps,…
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Monopoly at McDonald’s $25 GC #Giveaway {CLOSED}

It's Monopoly Time at McDonald's! One of my favorite PR Teams to work with, is the McDonalds of Eastern New England. They sent us this fabulous Monopoly Package to help us celebrate Monopoly Time at McDonald's. One of my son's is a Special Olympics athlete, and the other two volunteer to serve as Unified Partners when needed (we are fortunate to have SO MANY partners that sometimes a few of them need to sit out an event so they don't outnumber the athletes!). McDonald's is a sponsor of the Special Olympics in our area, and we appreciate their support and all…
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Thomas & Friends #Giveaway {Ends 3/18}

Enjoy these great Thomas & Friends themed crafts, snacks, movies, party supplies, school supplies, & gift ideas Thomas & Friends Kids are excited about the release of Thomas & Friends: Start Your Engines! Movie today, and I'm excited to offer a copy to one lucky reader! I've gathered some Thomas & Friends themed ideas, such as crafts, snacks, movies, party supplies, school supplies, and gift ideas for you as well! I know when my own kids become fascinated with a movie, they really enjoy doing crafts, making snacks to look like the characters, and then want to have parties around…
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Kung Fu Panda

Kids are excited about the release of the upcoming Kung Fu Panda Movie. If you have someone in your family who is a BIG Kung Fu Panda fan, this is the place for you! I've gathered some Kung Fu Panda Craft Ideas, Kung Fu Panda Snack Ideas, Kung Fu Panda School Supplies, Kung Fu Panda Party Supplies, Kung Fu Panda Gift Ideas, and Kung Fu Panda Costume Ideas. Kung Fu Panda Craft Ideas: Paper Plates Lantern Projects Kung Fu Panda Snacks: Panda Cupcakes Marshmallow Treats Fake Sushi Kung Fu Panda School Supplies: *Some of these aren't available online yet, that…
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Air Bud “Monkey Up”

Air Bud Entertainment's "Monkey Up" is available for digital download today and is available on DVD, and features Crystal the Monkey, from Night at the Museum films, We Bought A Zoo! My kids LOVE the Air Bud Series of movies, we have seen them all multiple times. They were excited to see all the previews, and had hoped to see it during it's limited run in our local theater, but basketball practices and games didn't allow it. They will be excited to find out that the DVD is released TODAY, and mom has already gotten a copy to watch after…
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Dinosaurs are Different #Giveaway {Ends 12/31}

 Dinosaurs are Different *The links in this post may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support his blog. Thank you! Details: Join Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don as they discover cool features and adaptations that make every dinosaur species different. This motley crew of eager explorers will uncover the 'how' and 'why' of features such as feathers, specialized teeth and large frills by asking questions and proposing their own theories - ideas they can test. The Pteranodons learn that everyone is unique, even the dinosaurs within their own family. Buy It Now at Amazon.…
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