Craving Something Sweet? Stay on Track with a Sweet Snack Hack!

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Craving Something Sweet?

Stay on Track with a Sweet Snack Hack!

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I’ve been doing really well with my weight loss and I’m still down.  I have to admit though that I still crave sweet things. Thankfully I’ve learned many sweet things that are better for me and I can add another one to the list, Yoplait Light Yogurts!

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They provide a simple way for women on a New Year’s weight management or wellness plan to help stay on track! Yoplait Light is a, healthy and filling snack that helps bridge the gap between meals, or the perfect late night treat for a little something sweet after dinner.  It also tastes amazing!

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My two favorite flavors (so far) are the Apple Pie and Lemon.  I also really like that I can find them just about anywhere making it easy to keep my fridge stocked.

Yoplait Light is a great snack any time of day, but especially in the evening. Available in more than 20 different flavors, such as Boston Cream Pie, it is the perfect companion to help kill that dessert craving without losing on great taste.

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Yoplait has gone and outdone themselves. Not only do they have these awesome new yogurts, but they came up with these tasty Snack Hacks which are all 150 calories or less!!

Check out all the amazing Snack Hacks here.

These recipes make it so easy to keep my resolutions and with all the different options I won’t even get bored.

Make sure to visit the Yoplait Pinterest page for more ideas and inspiration on snack hacks! Let me know if which one you want to try!

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Enjoy the Ride with the Mitsubishi Outlander

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For me, the holidays are all about family.  We skipped the white Christmas this year and headed to South FL to spend the time with my family.

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We had an amazing trip and made lots of wonderful memories. One of our favorite memories was driving around in the Mitsubishi Outlander.

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For starters, it’s a great looking vehicle. I love the style and the inside was also very comfortable.

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I loved the push button start and the way the car handled. The back up camera was very useful as well.

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The trunk space was amazing! It was one of my many favorite features. All the back seats fold down for maximum space.

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I love all the seating! There is the standard back seat that can hold 3 and there are two additional seats that fold up in the back area. Kelsey and Lily actually preferred to ride in the back.  It has child safety locks and windows that we used.

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The automatic tailgate made it very easy to load.

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I love the you can connect your phone. The car also has voice command which was very cool.

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We loved the car and the memories we were able to create in it!

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Combining great looks, remarkable fuel efficiency and lots of standard features, calling this crossover SUV a “base” model is a bit misleading.

  • 166-hp, 2.4-liter MIVEC 4-cylinder engine

  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

  • Front-wheel Drive

  • FUSE handsfree Link System w/USB Port

  • Leather Wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

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An Inside Look at Marvel’s Agent Carter #AgentCarter #ABCTVEvent

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If you have been following me for any length of time you know I am a HUGE Marvel fan! I just love the movies, shorts, television shows, and more.  I am beyond excited to share with you about their newest addition, Agent Carter!!

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There is an amazing show called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that usually airs on Tuesday evenings on ABC.  Did you ever wonder where S.H.I.E.L.D. came from?  It all seemed to start with a movie you might have heard of – Captain America!

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Do you remember the Captain’s girlfriend, Peggy?  We went from the captain’s crash to when he woke up in the future. Did you ever wonder what happened to Peggy and all that time in between?  Yes, there was an Agent Carter short, but now you’ll see even more with this brand new series, Agent Carter!

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MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” starring “Captain America’s” Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life – Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” along with the short “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.” (Marvel/Katrin Marchinowski)

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I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with  Co-President of Marvel Studios, Louis D’Esposito (also Executive Producer on “Agent Carter”) and Marvel’s Head of TV Jeph Loeb (also Executive Producer on “Agent Carter”) to discuss bringing Agent Carter to series on ABC.

We asked them why they went the direction they did rather than starting with the development of S.H.I.E.L.D. for those who already know and love the show. Why did they go back all the way to the S.S.R. (Strategic Scientific Reserve)?

They explained that then it would look a lot like a show we already have and rather than doing the same thing again they wanted to do the journey that got us there. There was another reason they shared, “Also that would put Hayley in a position where she’s already empowered, for us the Marvel hero has to overcome something in order to become an even better hero is a more interesting challenge. ”

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We asked them if we were going to see more of Agent Carter in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. now and the answer was, “I think it’s safe to say  that it’s all connected.”  Of course this lead into a conversation of easter eggs and tying in the cinematic universe into the show. “We love planting easter eggs” we were told and they shared that if you watch Iron Man 2, Tony Stark is wearing the same robe his dad was wearing in the Agent Carter Shorts.

When we asked if Captain America might make a guest appearance the answer was, “That would be fantastic.”  They explained he has an extraordinary schedule, but the door is always open to him as it is to all of their incredible cast.  You can take that however you like ;)

I did have an opportunity to screen an episode and I can’t wait for tonight! This show is going to be amazing. I also had the chance to visit the set and interview Agent Carter herself, Hayley Atwell!  I’ll posting all of that next week so make sure to watch for it!

Make sure to check out Agent Carter Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC!

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Smooth Skin with Anavita

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Smooth Skin with Anavita

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Say Goodbye To Wrinkled, Sagging, Dry Skin In Just A Few Short Weeks!

You can have more beautiful, smoother skin in just 2 to 4 weeks and see continuing improvement for 12 weeks (sometimes even sooner).  You will quickly reduce fine lines and deep wrinkles, firming and replenishing your skin to look noticeably younger, without needing expensive procedures like Botox or dermal fillers.

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I thought who best to try this product on but my own mother. Even in her silver years she has beautiful skin, but we all know a girl could never never turn down a chance for potential improvement! As the instructions indicated, I asked her to use this skin cream day and night to her face and neck for about four weeks, before we determined its effectiveness. Two weeks into the trial, I checked in for her feedback. She noted that she did not see any noticeable differences. Before shots are above and after shots are shown below. That being said, she did indicate the cream was light and moisturizing and had a nice, light scent.

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After the conclusion of the four weeks, although she did not report feeling a noticeable difference, I did notice a firmer appearance. In addition, the cream did serve well as a daily moisturizer and there were no negative side effects as a result of using the cream. I would recommend Anavita as an everyday, higher-end moisturizer and with time, the user may indeed reap the anti-wrinkle benefit offered by this cream.

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Simply massage on Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream after washing your skin in the morning and again at night.

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Anavita’s non-irritating cream is well-suited for all skin types with a tested history of safe and gentle action by a long list of satisfied users. It is recommended for normal, dry, oily, and sensitive skin.

Your Single-Bottle Solution To Combat The Signs Of Aging

You no longer have to buy a collection of products to fight the signs of aging since Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream serves as a moisturizer, day cream, night cream, and makeup base.

Their unique formula stimulates collagen production and rebuilds the cellular matrix of the skin using three clinically proven ingredients – a super-absorbent form of hyaluronic acid, Argireline (5%), and Matrixyl – a combination that makes this anti-wrinkle cream for face and neck extraordinarily effective.

Your skin will benefit and look years younger from our high quality ingredients that are paraben free and not tested on animals. You will have smooth, toned, attractive skin again.

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Their top priority is to provide you with 100% satisfaction, and nothing is more important for our company than giving you a positive experience. We welcome any questions you may have about our products.

As a company based in Tennessee, USA, we take great pride in our skin cream. The Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream is manufactured for us in Canada under strict Canadian cosmetic manufacturing guidelines.

You want to look your best, and we want to help you achieve that with a great product for smoother, younger-looking skin.

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Jabra Headphones from Best Buy are perfect for your New Years Resolution

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I can hardly believe it’s already 2015!  I feel like time is flying by, in fact the older I get the faster time flies. I’m also realizing that most of my resolutions are geared to getting into shape and staying in shape along with eating better.  One of the items that was on my wish list this past Christmas were the Jabra Headphones. You can find Jabra on Bestbuy.com

I will be the first to admit that working out is not the first thing I think of when I get out of bed – in fact my first thought is how much longer can I stay in bed.  I am learning though that by working out and exercising I feel so much better and have a lot more energy.  I love listening to music so having good music and a great way to listen to it is an incentive for me. It actually makes me want to work out.

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You can take your training to the next level and get the ultimate wireless workout with Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless, new earbuds.  Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless is an all-in-one training solution that combines an in-ear biometric heart rate monitor, immersive Dolby® Digital sound and real-time voice coaching. It’s US Military grade durability certifications will inspire runners, cyclists, and exercisers of all types to beat their best performance.

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With a built-in intelligent app – Jabra Sport Life – exercisers will also get the most out of their Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds, helping them plan, track and evaluate each workout.  It has never been so easy to test fitness levels and aerobic capacity, adjust heart rate zone levels to optimize training, and set goals based on distance, time or calories burned

Compatible with smartphones with BT capabilities

What are some of your tips to stay excited about working out?

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Azazie – For all Your Dress Needs

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Azazie – For all Your Dress Needs

 

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Every girl needs a really good dress. I have found, especially as I get a little bit older, that having a good dress is a necessity for me. I never know when there will be a semi formal or formal event or wedding that I’ll need to attend and I love having a go to dress. By good dress I mean one that fits and compliments my figure.  I just love the selection over at Azazie.

Azazie is on a mission reinvent the way you shop for special occasion dresses. We believe that everyone should own custom-made pieces that are of the highest quality and tailored for a perfect fit – all the while being affordable. Our unique platform matches your needs to the skilled craftsmanship of a small group of artisan tailors and ships that one-of-a-kind dress right to your door.

I chose the Azazie Rylee Bridesmaid Dress in the color “pool”.  It’s a beautiful dress and very flattering.

Style Rylee by Azazie is a knee-length A-line/princess bridesmaid dress in a gorgeous chiffon. The attractive dress features a halter neckline and zipper up back style. A playful bow detail on the dress makes it feminine, flirty and sweet. Azazie’s Rylee style comes in sizes 2-26W.

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One of my favorite features of shopping on their site is the fact that I can choose the color and actually see the dress in that color before making my decision.

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The dresses do not run true to US sizes. I would highly recommend following their size chart no matter how much different their size is to what you normally wear.

I am thrilled with the quality of the dress. This site is perfect for bridesmaids dresses, prom dresses, and a fantastic place to find your “go to” dress. You can also find bridal gowns and accessories on the site.

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry with the help of Udi’s Gluten Free #EatDrinkBeMerry

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Sometimes holidays and group gatherings are difficult for me because I have to eat gluten free. I have learned to eat before and keep snacks in my purse.  Most people don’t realize how many things have glutens in they don’t have to worry about glutens themselves. I do have friends that go out of their way to make sure I’m able to eat, but that’s not always the case.  One of my favorite gluten free brands is Udi’s.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry with the help of Udi's Gluten Free  #EatDrinkBeMerry #GlutenFree #reviewI’m not sure if you’ve been on their website lately or if your local grocery store carries their stuff, but the new burrito’s are so good! I didn’t realize how much I missed eating burritos until I had one.  They have breakfast versions and others that are for lunch or dinner.  They even sell just the plain tortilla shells so you can make your own homemade burritos, soft shell tacos, quesadillas and more.

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Their Classic French Dinner Rolls will be perfect for Christmas Dinner.  I will be able to eat bread rolls with everyone else! They have a full selection of Breads, Rolls, and Buns here.

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Then there are always the classics like my favorite breakfast, Cinnamon Raisin Bagels.  There are so many great options and they’re all gluten free!

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Contest: They’re giving away holiday prize packs similar to the one I received and 500 Free Product coupons in their Eat, Drink, Be Merry giveaway! Readers just have to share their favorite holiday dishes, drinks and celebrations HERE to enter.

·         Hashtag: Make sure to use #EatDrinkBeMerry with any tweets and Instagram posts so we can share your posts with our followers as well!

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Jackson Galaxy Cat Toys Keep my Cat Entertained

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My cat, Tiger, is part of the family.  He is protective, loving, and very entertaining.  I always want the best for him from his veterinary care to his food and even including what he plays with.  We recently got a few Jackson Galaxy Cat Toys and he loves them!

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The Jackson Galaxy Collection fuses product insights from Jackson’s 20+ years of experience as a trusted cat behaviorist with Petmate’s 50+ years of leadership in the pet industry. The line focuses on cats as the heroes in Cat Play with a wide variety of products offering fun and interaction to cats and their families.

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Tiger is a Maine Coon and turned a year old back in May.  He’s a big boy (his breed is the largest domestic cat breed) yet has the energy of a kitten and loves to play.   His favorite toy we received is the Cocoon.

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He does like to hide inside and even catch a nap, but his favorite thing to do is …

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… sit on top of it.  He’s so silly.  He’ll sit on top of it and play with all of his toys.

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One of those toys he really enjoys playing with are these soft shapes in bright colors.  He loves playing “fetch” with them and rolling around while batting at them.

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The Galaxy Wand is another toy that he enjoys.  The pole extends so that you can wave the feathers around. He enjoys trying to catch them.

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We also got him a mouse that vibrates when you pull the tail.  It scared him at first and he was hesitant to approach for the first day. Once I let him play with it by himself while it was not vibrating he was okay with it. Now he attacks whether it’s still or buzzing.

They have even more toys for your feline to enjoy no matter what their personality is.

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Keep Toasty Warm this Winter with Heat Holders®

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When I first moved to the midwest from South FL I really had no clue how to dress. In FL if it drops below 70 degrees we just threw on a jacket and gloves.  Temperatures actually hit 70 below zero with wind chill during winter last year!  That’s a HUGE difference and it meant learning to layer and how important it was to have a really good winter coat.  I feel much more prepared this winter.  I’m also really excited about my new hat and socks from Heat Holders®!

Heat Holders® are the warmest socks ever! They are over 7x warmer than regular cotton socks and 3x warmer than ordinary thermal socks. They are better than heated, electric or battery operated socks because you can just put them on without fussing with batteries, wires etc. Heat Holders® means No more cold feet! They are made using a unique 3 step process which makes them the Warmest Thermal Socks!

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I got chose a really pretty purple winter hat. I love the color and I really love how warm and comfortable it is.  I also really like the longer length of the hat because I am able to pull it down over my ears keeping them warm as well.
Heat Holders’ warmest-ever hat is here! The new, Chunky rib Heat Holders 3.4 Tog Hat is exceptionally thermally effective, with a new Heatweaver plush insulating liner that has been developed to hold even more heat in.  The soft fur-like lining feels great against the skin and it’s also very efficient at using the heat that naturally rises from your head to keep you warmer for longer.
  • Outer: 53% Polyester 47% Acrylic, Lining: 100% Polyester
  • New ‘Heatweaver’ plush lining
  • Stretchable rib construction
  • Advanced insulating yarn
  • Machine washable at 40°

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I think my favorite product is their Twisted Yarn Thermal Sock!  It keeps my feet nice and warm no matter what type of show I am wearing. They are amazingly soft too! I’d love to get a pair in all the different colors.

When temperatures fall, pull on this pair of Heat Holders thermal socks and enjoy the extreme warmth that these seriously chunky socks will provide.

The warmest in thermal socks, these Heat Holders have a massive tog rating of 2.34 keeping your feet fully insulated with the specially developed extra heavy bulk yarn.

The inside of each sock has been intensively brushed, giving them a sensationally soft feel, while holding more warm air close to the skin therefore keeping feet warmer for longer. The long pile cushioning, means these socks will not only help keep feet cosy but protected and supported too. 

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Heat Holders® also carry neck warmers, joint warmers, gloves, tights, leggings, thermal underwear, snugover fleece, and blankets!
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My Dolphin Show Has a Holiday Gift Just For You

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My Dolphin Show Has a Holiday Gift Just For You

Happy Holidays to everyone from the family-friendly iOS game My Dolphin Show by Spil Games! To get you ready for the upcoming holiday festivities, we wanted to share these fun activity buttons with you.

The first button includes instructions on how to make your very own dolphin origami. The other provides a code that gives players 300,000 coins, allowing them to purchase a lot of the game’s creative costumes and unlock new worlds! We’ve also included a trailer showcasing some of the cool tricks you can do.

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Give the gift of Hasbro this year!

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Your children will jump for joy when they see these Hasbro toys under the tree on Christmas morning! I just wanted to share two of the many choices they have for you.

Give the gift of Hasbro this year!

If you have followed me for any time at all you know we are HUGE Star Wars fans.  Logan is going to flip out when he opens up this Star Wars Command Star Destroyer Set.

The galaxy is in turmoil. Rebel spaceships are striking out against the evil Galactic Empire and the forces of the dark side. The Empire’s sinister agents are intent on flushing out Rebel spies and crushing the Rebellion forever! Will you lead the Rebellion and take on the powerful Imperial armies? Or will you give in to the power of the dark side and impose order on the galaxy by tyranny and force?

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Logan will be all to re-create epic battles and even create new ones! The Star Destroyer includes 9 figures as well!  He is going to have so much fun! Plus additional figures and vehicles can be purchased separately so he can expand his collections.

  • 9 figures and vehicles from Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  • Remote controlled Star Destroyer that fires Energy Blast balls
  • Command Controller launches Star Destroyer forward and back
  • Exclusive Luke Skywalker figure available only in this set
  • Includes Darth Vader, 3 Rebel soldiers, and 3 Stormtroopers
    Ages 5 and up
  • Vehicle requires (4) 1.5V AA alkaline batteries, not included.
  • Controller requires (2) 1.5V AAA alkaline batteries, not included.

You can purchase the Star Wars Command Star Destroyer Set here.

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The Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target Set is going to be another hot gift on Christmas morning.  All the kids love to play battle and they’re going to have so much fun playing outside with this. I love that it comes with a target as well for single player occasions.

Test your accuracy with the Precision Target Set! The set includes everything you need for target practice: a Firestrike blaster, a target, and 10 Suction Darts in 2 different colors. Just stand up the target or hang it from a door, and take aim with the light beam when it’s your turn. Your Suction Darts stick to the target, so you can see your accuracy improve with each shot! Sharpen your dart-blasting skills alone or take on a friend in a suction-dart showdown. Either way, you’ll become a sharpshooter with the Precision Target Set!

FEATURES:

• The Precision Target Set has everything you need for target practice or a competition.
• Target can stand up or be hung on a door.
• Blaster’s Light Beam Trigger activates the precision Light Beam, which works on targets up to 15 feet away.
• 10 Suction Darts work with most front-loading N-Strike blasters (sold separately).
• Darts come in 2 colors so you can tell whose shot is whose.
• Ages 8 and up
• CAUTION: Do not aim at eyes or face.
• TO AVOID INJURY: Use only darts designed for this product. Do not modify darts or dart blaster.
• Requires 2 “AAA” batteries (not included).
• Suction Darts only work with front-loading blasters.

Give the gift of Hasbro this year!

Hasbro has everything you need to make it a magical Christmas for your munchkins!

 

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Grid Iron Grill – My Favorite Lunch Stop in Webster City

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My Favorite Lunch Stop in Webster City

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This past Saturday I spent the day in Webster City, IA with my fellow #NorthIowaBloggers. We had a full day of fun (watch for more posts coming) and I was starving!  We stopped for lunch at the Grid Iron Grill and Sports Lounge.

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The owner, Burk Risetter, came out and chatted with us and welcomed us.  The atmosphere was relaxed and great for friends and the whole family.  My favorite part of the whole visit was definitely the food!

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We started with fried pickle chips, onion rings and loaded potato skins. All were so delicious!

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While enjoying the appetizers we looked through the menu and decided what to order for lunch.  I had a very hard time making a selection.  There were so many options that looked delicious.

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I finally decided on the Bourbon Burger with Sweet Potato Fries! I wish I had a picture but it looked so good I was in a food trance and started eating without even thinking about a picture. The wings above are in bourbon sauce as well.

The Bourbon Burger is a half pound charbroiled patty tossed in their delicious bourbon sauce then topped with sautéed red onion and melted Swiss cheese. I ordered mine with out the bun.  I think I could dunk anything in the bourbon sauce.  It was so good! I thought about licking the plate. We were in a public place so I did not, but it was very tempting. The Sweet Potato Fries served on the side were amazing!  I consider myself an expert on sweet potato fries because I order them whenever and wherever I can find them. These are among the best! They are thick cut and were not at all soggy.  They came with this delicious marshmallow sauce. It was good, but very sweet.  I had also ordered my favorite dipping sauce for them – honey mustard. They were excellent and I ate every single one.

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Back L to R: Alicia from Fit & Farm, Jennifer from Jeni Eats, Me, Amy from Modern Rural Living Front L to R: Katie from On the Banks of Squaw Creek, Sara of All in an Iowa Mom’s Day, and Beth Ann from It’s Just Life

 

All of the #NorthIowaBloggers loved their meals and we were all so stuffed.  We didn’t order any dessert (we didn’t have room in our bellies) but I’ve heard on good authority that the Chocolate Lava Cake is to die for.

Next time you’re anywhere Webster City, IA I highly recommend making a stop into the Grid Iron Grill and Sports Lounge!

The Grid Iron Grill is located at 1121 East Second St. Webster City, IA 50595

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Creativity comes Alive at Kelly Gau Studio

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Me and Beth Ann with our Snowmen

One of my favorite things to do is spend time painting and crafting. I love to create; for me it’s fun and relaxing.  One of my favorite places to create is at Kelly Gau Studio. Kelly is one of my favorite people both as a person and an artist.  She makes these beautiful mixed media lovelies.  You can check out Kelly’s work here.

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Kelly had the table prepared for an afternoon of creativity

I was really excited to bring my fellow #NorthIowaBlogger, Beth Ann from It’s Just Life, to make Snowmen at Kelly’s studio last week. The studio is in Lake Mills, IA and she teaches you the process step by step.  Your cost includes the class and all the supplies you need to make your own lovely.  Here is her Events Schedule.

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Beth Ann working on her Snowman

It’s amazing how we start out with a blank canvas and it slowly comes to life. Kelly is so good with her directions and explanations that anyone can look like a real artist by the end of the project.

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Working on my Snowman

This is about half way through the process. We used paint, scrapbook paper, music sheet and LOTS of modge podge. Okay, I probably used a little too much of the modge podge and Kelly may or may not have instructed me to use less.  I’m sticking to her famous quote “there are no mistakes”  ;)

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My Finished Snowman!

This is my final creation! How cool is that?! I absolutely love it and it’s hanging in my living room. What I thought was so amazing is we all followed the same instructions yet we all had such different works of art.

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All the finished Snowmen done by our class

Her class was so much fun! Beth Ann and I had a wonderful time hanging out with her.  I mentioned before that Kelly is one of my favorite people.  We go to the same church and I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know her over the last few years. I just love that she loves Jesus so much and it shines through everything she does.  She is such a sweet and encouraging light. I just love being around her.

If you’re in the North Iowa (or southern Minnesota) area I highly recommend taking a class with Kelly and letting your creativity come alive!

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The Hottest Apps and Accessories to Make the Holidays Special

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It seems like now a days everyone has a smart phone – from grandmas down to grade schoolers.  Phones are great for people to get a hold of you as well as a source of entertainment. Thinking of getting your kids a cellphone? Here is a free Parent Child Agreement that really helps start that conversation.

If you’re looking to give a smart holiday gift this year, keep in mind that 58 percent of American adults have a smartphone and 42 percent own a tablet, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. So what about an amazing app?!

Often we may get bogged down by the frenzy that often accompanies the so-called “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” one way to simplify the season for the gift-giver and receiver alike is to give apps and accessories for mobile devices.  As over half of adults have a smartphone, giving the gift of helpful accessories for the gamer or the music lover in your life is an easy way to make holiday wishes come true.

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Whether a friend or family is looking for the latest and greatest, U.S. Cellular has all the season must-haves including the Samsung Galaxy S5, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and iPad Air.  Based on current trends in the industry, the experts at U.S. Cellular suggest the following apps and accessories to help your loved ones get the most out of their devices this holiday. Technology can enable better moments through simplifying and enhancing your life. It’s a great gift idea!

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Beats Solo HD 2 Headphones: Lightweight and compact, these colorful headphones are durable and comfortable. Updated and improved acoustics let you hear all your tunes with clarity and resonant bass. Go solo with confidence and bring your music with you anywhere.

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JBL Flip 2: This wireless, rechargeable battery powered speaker brings rich sound to any on-the-go lifestyle. Small enough to fit in your hand, the JBL Flip 2 features SoundClear echo and noise cancellation technology, so you can use it as a hands-free speakerphone.

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iGrill: Android and iOS users can modernize the primal experience of grilling with the iGrill family of apps. Bluetooth Smart Technology allows users to monitor their grillables with the compact iGrill Mini, original iGrill, or the 4-probe capacity iGrill.  Easy to read displays and customizable alarms mean your steak is cooked perfectly every time.

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Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens System: This much-acclaimed lens system attaches to your iPhone or iPad to provide superior optics and clearer images. The system includes two macro lenses (5x and 10x), a fisheye, and a wide-angle lens. The four-in-one design means changing between lenses is quick and easy.

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Moga Pro Power: Gamers attach their Android smartphone, like the Samsung Galaxy S5, to this handheld game console and use its precision controls to play games. The display is on the smartphone. The Mogas buttons, triggers and joysticks are highly responsive and maneuvers much better than a smartphone’s touchscreen controls.  iPhone users won’t be left out of the game anymore with the Moga Ace. And both units charge your smart phone as you play.

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Moto TC Rally App & Car: Working with the Griffin TC MOTO Rally Car, this app lets you race alone or compete against an opponent. Drive by using your mobile device’s touchscreen steering wheel, or by titling the device itself. The Rally Car is a USB-rechargeable device with impact/obstacle sensors that let players interact with their environment with unparalleled realism.

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Having your Party at SkyZone is a Slam Dunk

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Whether you are looking for a great way to burn off a ton of energy for your younger jumpers or daring teen stunters – SkyZone provides a variety of activities to keep your kids moving.

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Our crew had a great time visiting the Fort Lauderdale facility to celebrate a birthday and the start of our Thanksgiving break. Scheduling for this party of ten was quite simple. Guests are asked to arrive thirty minutes before their scheduled jump time. Upon arrival each guest is checked in by a designated hostess, a waiver is signed and all are given a pair of SkyZone socks required for purchase at a nominal cost.

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There were four well staffed zones for the kids to rotate around while parents relaxed in the cafe or joined to watch from the sidelines. Safety was key for all of our jumpers, I found the staff was on top of making sure the kids had a fun experience while keeping them safe.

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Whether they were perfecting their jump shot, zipping around in a fast paced game of dodge ball, diving into the foam pit or simply bouncing around, our crew was kept moving during their entire stay.

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Once our hour concluded, we were greeted by our hostess who took us to a party room for pizza and drinks that came with our package. The kids were able to relax and refuel before we headed out for the evening.

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SkyZone is a great attraction for kids of all ages. They are reasonably priced and the energy that your kids will expend will be well worth your visit!

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