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Advance Screening DreamWorks new movie Home (Passes available)

March 17th, 2015 at 07:03 am
Tweet Home is a movie my kids spied as a trailer while watching another months ago and my little one noted that it was close to her birthday so wanted it as her birthday...

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Advance Screening DreamWorks new movie Home (Passes available)

March 17th, 2015 at 07:03 am
Tweet Home is a movie my kids spied as a trailer while watching another months ago and my little one noted that it was close to her birthday so wanted it as her birthday...

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Starting 2015 with a bang… literally!

January 30th, 2015 at 08:01 am
Tweet January 30th and it has taken me forever to come up with the right words to write my 1st post of the year. Not because I did not have enough to say, ask hubby how...

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An open letter to my loves! All of them! #PutYourHeartToPaper

February 12th, 2015 at 11:02 am
Tweet The following is a post sponsored by Hallmark but all words are mine alone! To my dear husband Ramesh, I recall my mom saying that she felt bad for the guy that had...

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  • Advance Screening DreamWorks new movie Home (Passes available)
    Tweet Home is a movie my kids spied as a trailer while watching another months ago and my little one noted that it was close to her birthday so wanted it as her birthday surprise party. Don’t you love how excited kids get about their birthday? My favorite thing about...
    by at March 17th, 2015 at 07:03 am
  • Alvin Ailey hits #Boston! Win 4 tickets!
    Tweet As far as I can remember I have been in awe of Alvin Ailey. And all of this just from blurbs and on television. The moves mesmerized and captivated me to literally jaw dropping moment. There is no doubt that talent oozes out from the performance. About Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey American...
    by at March 16th, 2015 at 07:03 am
  • Party, with a Side of a Cause! #PartyLikeAGoodSport #ad
    Tweet In a world of “gimmees” setting a tone of gratitude at birthdays seem most apt. Last year we asked guests to bring in canned food for the joint birthday for my daughters and it was giving a present to the guests to as I heard them express gratitude of...
    by at March 16th, 2015 at 06:03 am
  • An open letter to my loves! All of them! #PutYourHeartToPaper
    Tweet The following is a post sponsored by Hallmark but all words are mine alone! To my dear husband Ramesh, I recall my mom saying that she felt bad for the guy that had to live up to my high standards and me telling her, the right guy would consider our relationship...
    by at February 12th, 2015 at 11:02 am
  • Disney On Ice presents Frozen in Boston! (Giveaway)
    Tweet You would have to be living under a cave to have not heard about the movie Frozen. Even if you are one of the rare people who resist watching it (I can’t understand why), the Frozen euphoria that has swept the world would not go unnoticed. Since Frozen hit...
    by at February 10th, 2015 at 10:02 am
  • Chatting to Nicole Kidman about the movie Paddington! #paddingtonmovie
    Tweet I was fortunate enough to get a chance to interview Nicole Kidman. I was even more fortunate to do it over the phone, which meant I could sit in my sweatpants and not feel so inadequate in her beautiful company. Nicole Kidman has grown on me as an actress. I think...
    by at January 30th, 2015 at 08:01 am
  • Starting 2015 with a bang… literally!
    Tweet January 30th and it has taken me forever to come up with the right words to write my 1st post of the year. Not because I did not have enough to say, ask hubby how that is never possible, but because as you get more “known” the pressure to say the right...
    by at January 30th, 2015 at 08:01 am
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    by at December 6th, 2014 at 09:12 am
  • Get passes to an advanced screening of Paddington! (200 available) #Boston
    Tweet Paddington has been a bear I have grown up with. I’ve watched it as child and followed keenly on his adventures. The first time I went to London, I made a point of looking up Paddington and why yes of course I went to Paddington Station. I also got myself a...
    by at December 4th, 2014 at 01:12 pm
  • Get passes to an Advance screening of Annie! #Boston (50 passes)
    Tweet Annie was a movie that we all grew up on.  It was a classic tearjerker that filled us hope and joy. That spunky red hair was iconic. Time for an update! I am so excited about this movie more so for the cast. The original was a tough act to beat and the producers...
    by at December 4th, 2014 at 08:12 am
  • That time we slept in the Museum Of Science! #Boston
    Tweet I have done some pretty crazy things in life, thanks to the blog, and outside of it. Flying up in a chair with helium balloons for promotions with the movie UP, ziplining in Utah at a conference, cruising TWICE, Cancun (TWICE), Disneyworld (TWICE), Disneyland, and...
    by at December 1st, 2014 at 09:12 pm
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    Tweet There are many people who love Black Friday, me I’m a Cyber Monday girl. Listening to the radio the top 2 categories for sought after items is technology followed closely behind by toys. GameStop gaming provides a marriage of both worlds and on cyber Monday...
    by at December 1st, 2014 at 04:12 pm
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    Tweet Raise your hand if you take a million more photos with your smartphone! Now keep your hand up if you are consistent with printing and managing your pictures? I thought so! Just too many of you out there like me who are click happy but not so print happy. I don’t...
    by at November 23rd, 2014 at 03:11 pm
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    by at November 20th, 2014 at 07:11 pm
  • Great American Bulb Swap hosted by Cree LED Bulbs
    Tweet I love little changes to my home that not only save the environment but my utility bills too. Cree is going to show us the New Cree LED bulb which is shatter-proof, so wave goodbye to glass shards and also costs a mere $7.97. It lasts up to 22 years and personally...
    by at November 20th, 2014 at 06:11 pm
  • Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy (Discount + Giveaway)
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    by at November 13th, 2014 at 09:11 am
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    by at November 13th, 2014 at 08:11 am
  • A meal for me, a meal for you! #ShareAMeal100 #shareameal #ad
    Tweet This is a sponsored post! I know this is the time where you see major toy drives because so many kids don’t get toys at the holidays. I get that. Heck, I donate to that (and will be this year). But there’s something more kids need. They need food. Yes,...
    by at October 31st, 2014 at 01:10 pm
  • Project Sunlight’s focus on Child Hunger! #ShareAMeal100 #shareameal #ad
    Tweet No child should go to bed hungry. Period!  When Unilever asked to partner with me to talk about this subject, I wholeheartedly agreed. As a mom the image of some child not having food is painful. When I’m late to eat lunch or any meal I can barely focus, I’m...
    by at October 17th, 2014 at 09:10 am
  • Six Flags and Fright Fest! Win tickets!
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    by at October 17th, 2014 at 09:10 am
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    Tweet I’ve been turning down a lot of opportunities to travel recently. As much as they drive me postal at times, I don’t like being away from my family, but when my the fabulous people at Carnival Cruise Lines asked me I said yes. Why? Because social good...
    by at October 17th, 2014 at 08:10 am
  • National Geographic 2014 International Photography Contest for Kids!
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    by at October 9th, 2014 at 08:10 am
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    by at October 9th, 2014 at 07:10 am
  • Great Wolf Lodge celebrates Halloween, Thanksgiving and Winter! (Win a stay)!
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    by at October 9th, 2014 at 07:10 am
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    by at October 4th, 2014 at 07:10 am
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    by at October 1st, 2014 at 10:10 am
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    by at September 15th, 2014 at 09:09 am
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    by at September 11th, 2014 at 07:09 am
  • Being comfortable in your skin (color)
    Tweet Growing up in South Africa during Apartheid, your life was pretty much about race. Where you lived, schooled, shopped, everything!   When I got to USA I was happy to experience things differently. As time has moved I realized there is still more work to...
    by at September 6th, 2014 at 04:09 am
  • On Becoming American!
    Tweet So weird to say that. American. Like I’m a fake or something or I need to specify I was not born here or something. 2 weeks ago I became an American citizen. Reading that makes my tummy feel so queasy. Being an immigrant does not go without the feelings of...
    by at September 2nd, 2014 at 10:09 am
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    Tweet Dolphin Tale 2 has our family excited. Dolphin Tale had something for everyone in my family including my hard-to-please hubby who has a huge love for animals. For me having a special needs child I have a super soft spot for anyone in the face of adversity. The kid...
    by at August 27th, 2014 at 06:08 pm
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    Tweet A few months ago I scored a bargain and bought 2 iPad minis for my girls (which NEVER happens for Apple products). My hubby was reluctant about letting the girls have their own devices since we are extremely cautious about them being online, but I maintained they...
    by at August 16th, 2014 at 07:08 am
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    by at July 25th, 2014 at 01:07 pm
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    by at July 19th, 2014 at 05:07 am
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    by at July 19th, 2014 at 04:07 am