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Win a gift card to Mrs. Green's Natural Food Market and Cafe, now open in West Windsor, New Jersey

Mrs. Green's Natural Market and Cafe is now open in West Windsor, New Jersey! I went to the pre-grand opening to take a look around. It was a bit crowded and there was excitement in the air! We were treated to fresh food samples, activities for the kids, live music, and fun. The staff was eager to answer any questions and the atmosphere was that of fresh food! I love the local food product offerings they have of dairy, meats, breads, and more.  All the produce is organic too.  Mrs. Green's Natural Market is definitely a store to enhance and improve your lifestyle.  Fresh indeed and this is why: Mrs. Green's Natural Market is a neighborhood store, passionately committed to clean, natural foods. We source the best local products whenever available — from  your favorite groceries to produce and baked goods, we support  local . Dedicated to health and sustainability. Devoted to customers who care deeply about the foods they eat. We are dedicated to offering you healthy, good fo

Keeping it spicy in the kitchen with Old El Paso entrees for two.

Old El Paso  new frozen entrees come in all these tasty varieties for your dinner time meals: Shredded Beef Burritos Steak Quesadillas Steak Fajitas  Shredded beef enchiladas Chicken Burritos Chicken Quesadillas Chicken enchiladas Hard to choose right?  Old El Paso frozen meals are great for busy weeknights or date night at home. If you need to feed more than two people, like most families,  just buy more of each meal, mix and match if you please.  We found the meals fresh tasting, easy to prepare and good for any night of the week for mom and dad or the whole family.   The flavors are fresh, authentic and good!  Save the chopping, mixing and clean up at dinner time with Old El  Paso  ready to cook frozen meals. I've got a stash in my freezer for our next Old El Paso night.  Pass the margaritas please!!! Watch Chef Johnathan taste the flavors of Mexico and how he found his  inspiration for Old El Paso frozen entrees: Preparing the meal is a time saver and kitchen clean up saver. We

New Giveaway of MUST HAVE MARVIN! a new book from Shine Bright Kids.

Must-Have Marvin! The Shine Bright Kids series teaches kids the importance of making good choices, from the author of Can't-Wait Willow, Christy Ziglar.  This book is a 10x10 inches size with a really cool raised glittery title. The robot in Marvin's hand is also glittery. The illustrations are very colorful and done by Luanne Marten. The book is for children 4-8 years of age but of course you can read it yourself or read it to any age child. The Shine Bright Kids series is from Ideals Children's Books.  My Mom and Grandmother always had Ideals books for the holidays and I loved to page through the beautiful pictures.  Did you know you can visit Ideals on Facebook  and on their web site ? Hippity Hoppity the Easter Bunny is on his way and Ideals books make the prefect gift for Easter Baskets and gifts. I just love the illustrations of the books. Ideals books for holidays are some of the best gifts too for Mother's day or any day.  Marvin is a bit of a collector of thin

You are invited to the FREE Pre-Grand opening celebration at Mrs.Green's Natural Market and Cafe in West Windsor, New Jersey!

You are invited to the pre-grand opening celebration with Mrs. Green's Natural Market and Cafe opening in West Windsor, New Jersey!!!  When: Thursday March 27, 2014 from 6 PM to 8:30 PM Where: 64 Princeton Highstown Road               West Windsor, New Jersey 08550 The pre-grand opening offers you: Free food sampling Live music Activities for the you and your family  Why shop with Mrs. Green's Natural Market and Cafe ?  Mrs. Green's Natural Market is a neighborhood store, passionately committed to clean, natural foods.  We source the best local products whenever available — from your favorite groceries to produce and baked goods, we support local. Dedicated to health and sustainability.  Devoted to customers who care deeply about the foods they eat.  We are dedicated to offering you healthy, good food at an honest price.   We will always provide quality food and supplement and encourage you to be healthy Our goal is to educate and inspire our customers to eat well and live

The newest trailer from MALEFICENT is now available just in case you can't wait for opening day!

Well, what do you think? Is she good, bad, or are you not sure?  I jumped over to youtube to watch the trailer before I published this post-it has like over a million views already. You might want to buy your tickets early-just saying.  and here's another new trailer for you! MALEFICENT is in theaters everywhere on May 30, 2014.  STORY SYNOPSIS: "Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic a

Book Review of When The Cypress Whispers, a novel by Yvette Manessis Corporon

UWhen The Cypress Whispers  by  Yvette Manessis Corporon is the story of a young woman named Daphne and the special bond she shares with her Greek Grandmother, also known in Greek as her Yia-yia. The book is based on the authors relationship with her Yia-yia. Growing up her Yia-yia told her real life stories of how her grandmother befriended a Jewish girl named Rosa whose family was hiding form the Nazis. Can you imagine a life like that-having to hide yourself and family in another country. Each and every day they had to keep that a secret. The families of the island kept the secret from the Nazis, and told no one that the family was hiding on the Greek island of Erikousa. The island families took a risk in not telling the Nazis that the Jewish family was amongst them because the Nazis made it clear that anyone hiding Jews would be killed along with their family.  Each night the author's Grandmother would open her doors to her home and welcome Rosa inside for comfort and friendsh

Book review of SUBURBAN HAIKU: Poetic Dispatches from Behind the Picket Fence

It's Friday, it's the second day of Spring, and I just read a book. Off to a good start I'd say. Now if I could get the laundry done, and the dishes put away before dinner time that would be some accomplishment.  The book I read this morning is titled SUBURBAN HAIKU: Poetic Dispatches from Behind the Picket Fence.  Do you know what a haiku is? It's a 17-syllable, three line poem. I took a creative writing class in high school and we wrote haiku poems, not that I was good at it, but those three lines of a poem had to hold very meaningful words. It was one topic of the class I actually enjoyed, so when I saw the title of this book I knew I wanted to read it.  The book is written by Petyon Price, a mom living in a suburban neighborhood. Can you relate? I can. We moved into our neighborhood while it was still being built so I think the families all had a common bond, new house, new neighbors, new ways to see how each other decorated, what kind of cars we drove, and who had

Get ready for Disney's MUPPETS MOST WANTED opening day with free fancy nail art tutorials and printables.

MUPPETS MOST WANTED opens in a theater near you March 21, 2104. Get your nails done before the show with these nail art tutorials,and print out the activity sheet for the kids to do while you get your nails done. Enjoy the show! Treat yourself to a manicure or do it yourself with fun styles from the movie.   Like The Muppets on Facebook:   Follow The Muppets on Twitter:   Follow Miss Piggy on Twitter: @RealMissPiggy   Follow The Muppets on Tumblr:  Follow The Muppets on Instagram: @TheMuppets   Visit the Official Site:

Bari Koral Family Rock Band is coming to the Philadelphia area March 29, 2014 so bring the family!

Get ready for  Bari Koral Family Rock Band  release of their fourth album  The Apple Tree & The Honey Bee  this May. But before May is here, you can catch their show in Wilmington, Delaware on March 29, 2014 at the World Cafe Live at The Queen on 500 North Market Street. "As a special treat at their Wilmington show the  Bari Koral Family Rock Band  will offer sneak previews from their soon-to-be-released album,  The Apple Tree & The Honey Bee , recorded in Nashville and produced by the legendary Brad Jones." "People Magazine  named  Bari Koral's  2012 release,  Anna and the Cupcakes , one of that year's coolest albums for kids. Bari's songs are in regular rotation on Sirius/XM Radio's  Kids Place Live , and her recordings have been honored with two Parents' Choice Awards and two NAPPA Awards." Not only is Bari Koral a performer and recording artist, look for her to  host of the world's first yoga-based, movement-and-music TV show for

NEED FOR SPEED is in theaters NOW! Catch a few images of

In an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s that tap into what makes the American myth of the open road so enticing, “Need for Speed” chronicles a near-impossible cross-country race against time — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Like  NEED FOR SPEED  on Facebook: Follow  NEED FOR SPEED  on Twitter:  @NeedforSpeed Follow  NEED FOR SPEED  on Tumblr:   http://needforspeedthemovie. Follow  NEED FOR SPEED   on Instagram: @NeedForSpeed Visit the website:

Ready for a new clip from Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA:THE WINTER SOLDIER- it's here!

  SYNOPSIS:  After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off assailants sent to silence him at every turn.  When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, from

Day 15 of USA in a day. Cooking with cast iron pans.

Day 15 of USA in a Day I've been looking through my house to see where things are made.  If I find an item made in USA I'll be sharing it here. To read days 1-14 go to the USA in a Day tab. One of the most useful pans in my kitchen is a cast iron frying pan. I have several cast iron frying pans in different sizes that get used daily. From breakfast time eggs, to a grilled cheese sandwich at lunch, to a  main dish at dinner, these cast iron pans are great for stove top or oven cooking.  The pan in the photo was made by Griswold from Erie Pennsylvania. The only infomration I found on this company was ebay listings for the skillets. Tupperware. Durable, useful, and found in most kitchens.  Terv i s tumblers keep your beverages cold for a long time!  Available in a variety of sizes, designs, and logos.  Pyrex bowls, casseroles, and measuring cups have been in kitchens and keeping up with the times with changes in styles and colors. I prefer the older Pyrex bowls to the new clear g