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It's time to move our kids out of their dorm rooms for the year. Campus BellHops brings the strength to get the job done.

Tomorrow we will be moving my daughter home from her Freshman year at college. When we moved her in to her "Castle" because she really did live in a castle, the soccer team was there to ferry all her things to her third floor room. Living in a castle did not warrant an elevator or lift, and there are flights of stairs. Imagine Harry Potter's living quarters, and that gives a pretty good picture of where she lived this year.           How are we going to get all that stuff down three flights up zig zag stairs cases?   this is the main stair case, then it's two flights of these zig zag steps. It's a work out. Dad and she will have to figure that out. Better yet, we can have Campus BellHops do the work, yes Campus BellHops. Wish they were around when I went to college. I lived on the 8th floor of a dorm and the elevator was always broken.     Do you have a child heading off to college in the Fall? Maybe you already have one enrolled in college. I know with our first

Iron Man 3 - Clip "Air Force One Rescue" is ready for you, are you ready for the film May 3?

Get ready for some high flying rescue by Iron Man:       Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley       join the conversation:   IRON MAN 3 on Facebook:  IRON MAN 3 on Twitter: @Iron_Man   website:  

Are you ready to watch the Monsters University Trailer? Get a sneak peak until it arrives June 21 in a theater near you


All My Children and One Life to Live are coming to Hulu at midnight tonight! Never miss a show again!

Are your daytime hours to busy to watch your favorite shows? If you are a fan of All My Children, or One Life to Live, good news is here! You'll be able to watch them when you want, and where you want. The shows will premiere on Hulu starting at midnight on Monday, April 29th. The shows will also be available on Hulu+ and iTunes for on-the-go viewing. 30 minute episodes available each weekday, with a recap on Friday Guest appearances by Snoop Lion, Riff Raff, and Nervo   premiere of All My Children     The cast of All My Children:         One Life to Live on The Online Network, premieres on Hulu Monday, April 29th at midnight.   The cast of One Life to Live :        All my Children   Show synopsis All My Children revolves around the lives of the residents of fictional Pine Valley. For nearly forty years, this town has seen the trials and tribulations of its dynamic families. Now your favorite stories are back, and more dramatic than ever! Plot outline Since 1970, the resid

Loggerhead Apparel Giveaway, Enter for your chance to win and wear thier signature shirt made in USA

I have a handful of shirts and sweaters in my closet that are some of my favorites, mainly because of the quality, the time in my life I bought them, and that they are made in the USA.  I remember my mom would always look at the labels in clothing to see where it was made, she told me to always look for the USA label when buying clothes. Where are your clothes made? Perhaps a country you don't even know where it is or ever heard of.  Make a good decision and seek clothing made in your own country by your fellow neighbors!  If you like to buy American, but don't know where or what to buy, USA Love List can steer you in the right direction. This site is all about items made here in the United States. Clothing, shoes, home items, baby items, and much more are all listed on USA Love List. It makes it easy to find and purchase from USA manufactures. Loggerhead Apparel is made in the USA, they also partner with conservation efforts to protect Loggerhead Turtles. I love the classic l

Dinner time with Rose Romano's Italian Peppers, can you top that?

Tonight's dinner is all about Rose Romano's Italian Peppers. It's Thursday night, the hubby is home from a long business trip, one daughter is home from school, and I'll be cook and dishwasher, which means- I will load the dishwasher after dinner. So, what did we have for dinner with Rose Romano's Italian Peppers? I made Chicken Ricadi, a  recipe from the cookbook that accompanied the jars of Italian Peppers. There are  two types of  toppings, one with Marina and Red Bell Pepper, and one with Mariana and Green Bell Pepper.  The toppings are a creation to honor the Romano and Angotti families culture and cuisine brought from Italy to the United States. The product is all natural, and does not contain synthetic preservatives. It's fresh bell peppers simmered in Marina sauce, and we all gave it a thumbs up for taste and versatility. To find a store in your area that carries these delicious delicacy toppings visit their web site   Here you'll fi

You are invited to celebrate Crayola's 110th Birthday fun! Enter to win a trip to their Grand Opening.

Crayola is making big plans to celebrate their 110th birthday, and you can join the fun. Here is how: Follow the 8 original crayons on their adventure Learn more about each color enter to win a trip for 4 people to celebrate their birthday and the Grand Opening of the all new Crayola Experience coming May 2013.     Visit the Crayola Facebook page and click "enter now" for your chance to be first in line when the Crayola Experience reopens. The new Crayola Experience features four floors of new interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind attractions that will bring the magic of color and your child's creativity to life!   The winner will be among the first to experience the fun, along with a three- night, all-expenses paid stay.    

Wordless Wednesday, backyard

can you find the red Cardinal in the tree? onions in the vegetable bed one lonely asparagus shoot in a veggie bed that needs weeded

THOR: THE DARK WORLD Trailer just released, see it here today!

Trailer not working? try this link: Like THOR on Facebook: Follow THOR on Twitter: Visit the website: THOR: THE DARK WORLD   in theaters on November 8, 2013

It's that time of year again, and the ants come marching in. Keep them outside with Combat Ant Strips giveaway

Last week when we had a few warm days, I spotted ants on the kitchen floor. They always come in the back door somehow. I've been trying to keep the floor extra clean of crumbs but one crumb can draw them inside. I've tried a handful of home remedies to shoe them away. That just doesn't work in my house. Combat® ant strips attack the source and prevent the ants from coming back.    I put Combat® Ant killing Strips on the side of the counter by the door. A short time later, it was covered with ants! before:  After: What I like about Combat ® Ant Strips : New Discreet Design Easy to apply No Mess or smell Unique gel bait formula Entire nest is destroyed after the ants are exposed to the insecticide Combat Killing Bait Strips are available in 5 and 10 count strips at most major retailers. Available for Ant and Roach problems closed/Giveaway: The Combat® Brand is offering one lucky commenter their choice of either Ant Killing Bait Strips or Roach Killing Bait Strips. Leave a com

Icarus at the Edge of Time comes to Kimmel Center April 24. Save on ticket price with promo code offered here

Are you a fan of NCIS Los Angeles? You'd better enter to win The Original Soundtrack CD for your chance to sing along

NCIS Los Angeles earns a spot on my television line up viewing. I wouldn't call myself an avid TV viewer, but there are a few shows I like to clear the deck for, this is one of them. Why?  Chris O’Donnell, he is Irish, a good family man, and have been a fan of his since he played Robin in Bateman. LL COOL J and he are an awesome team to watch along with the rest of the cast. And how about that cute, but power packed Hetty! the cast of NCIS Los Angeles Have you ever watched a show without the volume, as in hit the mute button? It's not as exciting without the music. Right. I'll admit, if I am watching a really scary show, I turn the sound off, then it's not as scary. However for NCIS Los Angeles, I don't ever turn the sound down. It totally makes the show. My favorite track on this CD is Never Die by Daughtry. I liked him on American Idol and glad to see him doing so well. This CD has a nice variety of artists and songs.  LL COOL J and  Ne-Yo perform "No More&qu

Need a gift for Mother's Day? How about Father's Day? What about a Graduation Gift? Tiny Prints has a giveaway for you!

Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Graduation Day will be here before we know it. Those first two celebration days are always a tough one for me to shop for. As I grow older, Mother's Day and Father's Day take on more meaning as a Mom and as a daughter. Personalized gifts are just that, something personal for your Mom or Dad, or from your kids to give as a gift.   Tiny Prints Photo Gifts offer great choices to find a special gift. If you have a grad in the family, Tiny Prints has loads of gifts that are perfect for Graduation gifts. I love this phone case, you could make it for the grandparents from the kids or to their mom or dad. Who wouldn't like to carry around their phone with photos of their kids. Plus, it totally makes it their own phone they can recognize from other family members phones all over on the kitchen counter.       Another one of my favorite gifts is this 15 ounce mug. Dad would enjoy his cup of coffee more with the little ones greeting him each mor

Did you watch The Lone Ranger as a kid? Now you can watch the trailer for the upcoming movie!

Hold on to your seat because after watching this trailer, it looks like it is going to be full of adventure! Mark your calendar for July 2, 2013 when it opens in theaters. It's gonna be a great Summer film!!!   Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) and man of the law John Reid (Armie Hammer) are opposites brought together by fate and must join forces to battle greed and corruption. THE LONE RANGER on Facebook: THE LONE RANGER on Twitter: disneypictures THE LONE RANGER website:             OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:     From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the

Why I took the pledge to support moms:

  Being a Mom is an on the job learning experience every single second. We have to pay attention because our kids grow up way to fast. I know we all have those long nights when we are all tired, and babies are crying, but the joy of watching our kids grow up healthy, happy, and loved is so worth lack of sleep, because we can always take a nap! My two girls are turning into young ladies, and young women. I home schooled them when others wondered why and how. It was our time to stay together and learn together. I never have regretted one day of homeschooling. By sixth grade I think we outgrew our school at home, and Dad and I enrolled them in a local Parochial School.  They were ready, they slide right into their appropriate grades and sailed through school with ease.     Maybe our families wondered how the girls learn all they needed to know. Maybe people wondered why we all out shopping while it was "school hours" Maybe their friends wondered why the girls got to stay home f

What does conservation mean to you? For me it's more than a text book with "Conservation" in the title.

When I was in college I took a lot of conservation classes for my major. I enjoyed learning about the earth, the people of the world, and conservation. I learned all kinds of facts and figures on how much natural resource people consume everyday, how much trash we generate, and ways to conserve natural resources.  my books from college on our book shelf in our "library" room at home  At the time I was in college recycling was not really heard of for consumers. We did not have curb side recycling, we were not required to recycle anything, ever.  I took it upon my self to find a drop off place for glass, plastic, aluminum and paper that could be recycled from my parents house while I was still in college. I probably used more gas in the bigger than a yacht station wagon we had getting to the drop off site, but at least I felt I was doing my part. Now cars are more environmentally friendly, recycling is required, and conservation is a household word. Isnt' that wonderful! I