Underdogs {Movie Review + Giveaway!}

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UNDERDOGS, a feel good movie for the whole family, offers an an all-star cast of voice talent headlined by Ariana Grande and  Matthew Morrison along with  Nicholas Hoult, Eugenio Derbez, Bella Thorne, John Leguizamo & Mel Brooks.

Underdogs follows Jake (Morrison), a shy, but talented, foosball player. His passion for the game is rivaled only by his love for free-spirited Laura (Ariana Grande). With her encouragement, he beats the town bully, Ace (Nicholas Hoult), in a foosball game. But everything changes when Ace becomes the world’s best soccer player and returns 7 years later to turn their village into a new sports stadium. He starts to destroy everything and kidnaps Laura in the process. Just when it looks like all hope is lost, the toy figures from Jake’s foosball table come to life! He and the players embark on a wild adventure to save Laura and reclaim their village. With the help of his team, his town, and a little bit of magic, Jake will try to save the day.

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BORN THIS WAY: Inspirational People Making A Difference + Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received a giftcard as part of this sponsored post. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. My opinions may differ from others as well as those of the company.

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A&E has an inspirational show that is coming back for their second season. BORN THIS WAY chronicles the lives of a group of young adults born with Down syndrome as they pursue their passions while defying society’s expectations. The series also follows their parents who share their own journey of joy, sacrifice, and unconditional love.

 

Season 2 of BORN THIS WAY premiers on Tuesday, July 26 on A&E Network. Make sure to tune in and check it out! The show is truly inspirational and  will inspire you to be a better person. Everyone is made differently, but we all have hopes, dreams, and needs. After watching just one episode with my daughter, I feel the need to get out in my community and make a difference. To put a smile on someone’s face and to really be the change that I want my daughter to see growing up. It’s a series I definitely plan to keep up with!

So Who Inspires You?

While there are so many people that inspire me and make a difference in my life, I have to say my biggest right now is all of the teachers that are preparing for the new school year. With school starting back in just a couple of weeks I am nervous, but excited for what the new year will bring for my kiddos. They are growing up so fast! My son is going to 9th grade and my daughter 2nd. We’ve began a little bit of our back to school shopping, but still have plenty left to do. Seeing their excitement on their faces is what makes it all come together for me.

My daughter is very thoughtful and loves to bring a gift to her new teacher on the first day of each school year. We don’t go crazy and spend tons of money on it, but we try to get something practical, but fun.  I find it as a great way to say thank you to the teachers and really show how much we appreciate them. Afterall, it takes someone special to be able to handle and keep the attention of 20 kids all at once.   They  show massive amounts of patience, grace, understanding, and love everyday with a smile on their face. They truly make a difference in our kids lives! My daughter has been lucky to have had such AMAZING teachers thus far. There’s absolutely no way I could thank them enough, but I try to do what I can to show them.

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Giveaway!

1 lucky TCMS reader  will win a  $25 Target giftcard to honor an inspirational person in their life! Simply comment below and tell me about 1 person that makes a difference in your life. Giveaway ends at midnight on 8/5/16.

Barbie Star Light Adventure: One Day Screening Event!

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Calling all Barbie Fans! This one day only screening is the event you don’t want to miss! Fathom Events and Mattel are bringing Barbie™ to the big screen with Barbie™ Star Light Adventure in select theaters nationwide on July 30th!

 

 

Barbie™ Star Light Adventure features cosmic princess Barbie in her first intergalactic mission! Alongside her adorable pet sidekick, Pupcorn, Barbie teams up with new friends to keep the twinkling stars from dimming out and slowing their dance in the sky. During her action-packed adventure, Barbie soon discovers she may be the leader the whole universe has been waiting for!

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The full Barbie screening experience will include an introduction from Barbie, an exclusive “Firefly” music video featuring Lindsey Stirling and sing-a-long lyrics to the “Shooting Star” music video.

 

Find a Theater Near Me & Purchase Tickets!

Barbie fans can visit FathomEvents.com to purchase tickets and find the nearest theater.

Houzem Wooden Hangers {Review}

Disclosure: I received the following item for review purposes only. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. My opinions may differ from others as well as those of the company.

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I’ve always used the traditional plastic hangers in my home. I mean, I preferred them over those old wire hangers I grew up using.  They were more durable and much more appealing to the eye. However, with kiddos, I’ve noticed how easily they break.  I’ve searched for a more durable hanger and these were exactly what I was looking for!

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This set of 20 brightly colored wooden hangers arrived quickly and were well packaged. The easy to open box fit the hangers perfectly and offered a cutout on two of the four corners so that you could see a preview of the hangers. Once opened, I found all 20 hangers neatly placed inside with the corners of each securely padded for protection during shipment. There’s 5 blue hangers, 5 brown hangers, 5 purple hangers, and 5 pink hangers. They measure approximately 17.75″ across the bottom and 9″ from top to bottom straight down the middle. The hook swivels for easy hanging and there are notches for dress straps as well.  There’s a clear rigid sleeve over the base of each hanger  to help prevent pants from falling off as well.

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The hangers are well made and lightweight.  The different colors allow me to color coordinate each family member’s hanger set as well. Purchase a few of these sets and you’ll be ready to organize every closet in the house! I love being able to color coordinate the hangers because it makes it easier when laundry time rolls around.  However you could always organize by season or clothing style if you preferred.

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These hangers are great for all clothing styles. My kiddos use them just as well as we do and their clothing doesn’t fall off or need to be stretched to fit. They are wonderful! Overall, I am very impressed with these hangers and would definitely purchase them again! They’d make for a nice housewarming gift.

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Julep: FREE 6-Piece Beauty Gift Offer With Subscription + Summer Nail Looks!

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I’m loving BRIGHT colors this summer season! There’s no better way to embrace bold colors that a new nail look. Check out these three nail looks from Julep – each featuring polishes from their Summer Brights Beauty Gift for New Subscribers that is FREE when you join Julep beauty box.

Here are the colors used in the looks:

Look 1: Geometric Gems

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Look 2: Vibrant Plaid

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Look 3: Ocean Ombre

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Hooter’s: All you Can Eat Wings On National Wing Day!

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Calling all Wing Lovers!

Enjoy all you can eat wings on Chicken Wing Day Eve, July 28 (all day), and  National Chicken Wing Day, July 29 (from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) .Hooters fans are invited to enjoy as many of those almost world-famous wings tossed in their favorite of Hooters 21 sauces, all for one low price. Visit wingvote.com to find your nearest location’s wing deal and vote…. Offer is available at participating U.S. Hooters locations, and may vary per location.

I Take You A Novel By Eliza Kennedy {Book Review}

Disclosure: I received the following book for review purposes only. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. My opinions may differ from others as well as those of the author and publisher

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Synopsis

Meet Lily Wilder: New Yorker, lawyer extraordinaire, blushing bride. And totally incapable of being faithful to one man.

Lily’s fiancé Will is a brilliant, handsome archaeologist. Lily is sassy, impulsive, fond of a good drink (or five) and has no business getting married. Lily likes Will, but does she love him? Will loves Lily, but does he know her? As the wedding approaches, Lily’s nights—and mornings, and afternoons—of booze, laughter and questionable decisions become a growing reminder that the happiest day of her life might turn out to be her worst mistake yet.

Unapologetically sexy with the ribald humor of Bridesmaids, this joyously provocative debut introduces a self-assured protagonist you won’t soon forget. ~ PRH

My Thougts

I love books that I can dive into and relate to a character. It really makes the book more enjoyable and that’s exactly how I thought it’d be.  I mean, the synopsis gave enough detail to show that it should be a funny, entertaining read so why not jump in and enjoy a good read with a glass of wine! The  book started slow, but picked up and drew me in just enough to keep my attention. However, as the book  went on, I began to lose interest. I bounced around a lot with how I felt about the book.

The characters were developed and had a lot to offer. Lily is a little (ok, a lot) on the wild side and seeks adventure- adventure she doesn’t find in her relationship. She’s  a lawyer and successful, but she can’t seem to get out of the endless loop of drinks and men. It’s an ongoing problem that takes a toll on her relationship. Will is  a dream come true. He’s the type of man that builds a woman up and treats her like a queen. He’s as close to perfect as perfect can get.  However, there’s one small problem- he’s not exactly what you’d call fun. Matter of fact, he’s quite boring. As their wedding day approaches, Lily is faced with a wrath of bad decisions, family members who are trying to ruin the big day, a case for work, and a range of feelings that would drive anyone crazy.

You’ll have to read the book for yourself to find out the ending. There were parts that I thought were funny, parts I didn’t agree with, and parts that make me really dislike Lily. While it isn’t a book I’d read again, I didn’t totally dislike it either. I think the author is brilliant and really has a natural talent. I just think this book doesn’t fully show her potential.

 

 

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Hurry on over to Amazon where you can preview and purchase this book (curently as low as $9)! Remember amazon pricing is subject to change with or without notice at any time. Please remember to verify the price before purchasing.

About The Author

Photo: © Lauren Volo

Photo: © Lauren Volo

ELIZA KENNEDY attended the University of Iowa and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After graduation she served as a law clerk for a federal judge, then practiced litigation for several years at a prestigious Manhattan law firm. She lives in New York with her husband and son. This is her first novel.  ~PRH

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