Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Welcome to the Dads, Grads, & Everyone in Between Giveaway Hop, hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro!

It’s the beginning of Summer and a time when we’re celebrating Dads and Grads, but in this Hop we’re not leaving anyone out! Hop around to all the bloggers participating in the linky at the bottom of this post to enter awesome giveaways worth at least $25 and don't miss the amazing Grand Prize worth over $475!

For my giveaway, I have something that I think dads and grads (and just about anyone) will like...a $25 Lowe's Gift Card!

Enter using the rafflecopter form below. And then, don't forget to hop around and check out all the other great giveaways.

Good luck!

*Giveaway is only open to U.S. residents who are 18 or older. One random winner will be chosen from all eligible entries. Winner must respond within 48 hours or new winner will be selected. Lowe's is not affiliated with this giveaway in any way. I am personally providing the gift card prize.

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So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, and the Dads and Grads participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Movie Trailer Tuesday - McFarland, USA

Welcome to "Movie Trailer Tuesday - my weekly blog feature where I share movie/dvd recommendations by posting a quick blurb and movie trailer for you to check out. 

What have you been watching lately? Feel free to share in the comments below...


McFarland, USA is a movie from Disney that created a lot of internet buzz when it came out last year. From the previews, I thought it looked like a great story and wanted to check it out, but somehow never got around to it. I finally caught it on tv the other night and watched it with my husband. It definitely did not disappoint! This movie is a moving, feel-good story that the entire family can enjoy. By the way, it is based on a true story which makes it even more inspiring.

Jim White and his family move to the small town of McFarland where he has taken a new job at the local high school. After a bumpy start, Jim starts to see some real potential in a group of Latino students and convinces the principal to let them form a cross country team - a first for their school. Through their hard work and dedication, they are able to form a bond and reach for goals they've never before thought possible.

Rated PG

Monday, May 23, 2016

Cool Finds For A Day At The Pool

It's already the latter part of May and we have not yet been able to open our pool due to so many rainy days. I'm someone who actually enjoys rainy days (most of the time) but I think I've had my fill for awhile and I'm now ready for some clear & sunny, warm days.

Our third-born, Connor, will be graduating high school at the beginning of June and we will be hosting a graduation party at our home - so we have lots of work to do to get the pool and backyard ready and in tip-top shape. Today was the first time that we had decent weather and the guys spent most of the day working outside. One step closer to some fun, family time playing in the pool!

Here are a few cool finds that are perfect for your next pool day...

1. Party Bug Beach Towel - Pottery Barn Teen $19
2. GoFloats Inflatable Palm Island 3-Pack Drink Holder - Amazon $10.29
3. Tropical Beach Tote - Target $14.99
4. Goddess Garden Organics Sport Natural Sunscreen - $3.99-14.99
5. Flonuts Pineapple Inflatable Donut - Amazon $35
6. Ombre Dot Yarn Dyed Jacquard Velour Beach Towel - Bed, Bath, and Beyond $9.99

Book Blast - Schism by Britt Holewinski

by Britt Holewinski



"Schism" is the first book in a new dystopian trilogy that tells a tale of survival, of good versus evil, and of constructing a future with only memories of childhood. A government-created virus is accidentally released before testing is complete and within weeks it kills six billion people, children are the only survivors. Andy Christensen and her two friends travel across the country searching for a safe place to live, but nowhere, it seems, is capable of resurrection. “SCHISM is an engrossing page turner that skillfully deals with dark subject matter in a compelling, through-provoking manner…The writing is crisp and clear, and the novel’s details are well-researched, down to the names of local roads and landmarks and the types of technology used by the survivors.” “This apocalyptic teen drama’s character interactions may draw readers in, but its vigorous story will keep them hooked.” - Kirkus Reviews

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"Born in Boston, Britt Holewinski lived in six different houses across the United States during her childhood, sparking her interest to write about characters who must continually adapt to new situations and locations. Early on, she dreamed of becoming an astronaut; however, shortly after completing her graduate degree, she was offered a job with the CIA. Her years working for the Agency opened her eyes to the world we live in and gave her rare glimpses of what living in a crumbling, post-apocalyptic world might be like. In her spare time, Britt loves to go hiking anywhere with a view, learn French, and visit historical Revolutionary and Civil War sites along the East Coast."

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