I’m Bored Free Summer Printable

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My kids are finishing up their last week of school before summer vacation starts. I have to say, I am pretty excited to be done with this school year. The break from waking up at 6 am and making school lunches will be nice. I’m not looking forward to, however, the “I’m bored” comments from my kids. Thankfully, we have an extremely busy summer ahead filled with lots of weekend getaways for my son’s lacrosse tournaments. One thing I will be making sure to pack is my Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen. Protecting mine and my families skin is very important to me.

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Whether we are going to a lacrosse tournament, soccer tournament, or just hanging around outside, this bag is always with me in the summer packed full of all the things I need like this Blue Lizard® sunscreen. If you aren’t familiar with Blue Lizard® products, then you need to be! Their products contain a unique zinc oxide formulation and provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection (SPF30+). I personally like it because I can easily find it at Walmart Stores and it is a brand trusted by dermatologists (for over 15 years!!), pediatricians and moms! Head to your local Walmart to pick up a bottle of the Blue Lizard® Sensitive, Baby, Face, or Sport! I picked up the Sensitive version, but all varieties were located in a center aisle display near the toiletry section of the store!

*For children under 6 months of age, please consult your pediatrician before using any sunscreen. For children older than 6 months, Blue Lizard® Baby or Sensitive products are recommended to minimize risk of skin sensitivity.

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While we will be having our extremely busy moments this summer, we will have some down time too. The one thing I do NOT want to hear is, “I’m bored”. Those two words drive me crazy! Especially in the summer! There is so much kids can be doing to keep themselves occupied. I put together this great (and FREE) I’m Bored printable for you to print out and hang on the fridge.

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Print Your FREE I’m Bored Printable HERE

Once you print this off, hang it on your fridge, and when your kids utter those two words you don’t want to hear, simply point to the list. If your kids are like my son, and a long list of items may be too hard for them to choose something to do, you can either pick for them or make an I’m Bored jar and have them randomly pick a slip of paper. What they pick, they do! Use the printable as a checklist…sort of like a summer bucket list…with a few chores thrown in between. Don’t worry, I have your back!

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Remember…any activities you do outside this summer, make sure you put on Blue Lizard® sunscreen! Protect that skin! If you are heading out to your local Walmart to pick up the Blue Lizard® Sensitive sunscreen, be sure to join iBotta and earn $4.00 when you purchase Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen – Sensitive, 5 oz. bottle only.

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Blue Lizard® sunscreen has a patented Smart Bottle™ technology. What does this mean? When the bottle is exposed to harmful UV sunlight, it changes from white to blue! This is a great teaching tool for your kids on when to re-apply sunscreen!

Pick up Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen today and enjoy the wonderful summer outdoors!!

The Shack Movie Review

If you haven’t seen The Shack yet, you need to stop what you are doing and watch it. I’m not even kidding. The book (found here on Amazonthe shack) is one of my favorite books. I literally could not put it down. It was beautifully written and left you really thinking. When I heard the book was being made into a movie, I knew I had to see it.

*This post may contain affiliate links. I received a copy of The Shack for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own*

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About The Shack

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, written for the screen by John Fusco (The Forbidden Kingdom) and Andrew Lanham (The Glass Castle) & Destin Cretton (The Glass Castle), and directed by Stuart Hazeldine (Exam), The Shack takes us on a father’s transformative spiritual journey. After a family tragedy, Mack (Worthington) spirals into a crisis of faith and questions God’s existence and life’s purpose. Mack is unable to move on, until he gets a mysterious invitation to an abandoned shack. There, God reveals Himself in the form of three strangers led by Papa (Spencer). Mack’s journey will transform audiences of all ages, in this movie that you will want to watch over and over.

Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Director Stuart Hazeldine
  • “Touched  by God: A Writer’s Journey” Featurette
  • “God’s Heart for Humanity” Featurette
  • “”Heaven Knows”: The Power of Song with Hillsong United” Featurette
  • “Something Bigger than Ourselves: The Making of The Shack” Featurette
  • “Premier Night: A Blessed Evening” Featurette
  • Deleted Scene

My Thoughts

I really enjoyed the movie. Even though I knew what was going to happen, since I read the book, the movie was beautifully executed and drew me in immediately. I personally believe that Octavia Spencer was the PERFECT person to play Papa.

The Shack is available for purchase right now! So don’t wait, pick up your copy today!

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Save Money with Groupon Coupons!

I’ve said it before, part of my job description as a wife and mother is to save my family as much money as possible. When out shopping, I don’t pay a thing until I’ve searched online for a coupon that I can use. The same is true when I am shopping online. In my head, I can’t help but think that they wouldn’t have coupon codes if the stores didn’t want you to save the money! So why not take that extra minute to do a quick search?!? One thing I really like to do, and highly recommend, is to save money using Groupon Coupons.

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Recently, my son got a concussion during a lacrosse game. This was our first time every dealing with a concussion. While researching the best things to feed my son and what to do for him while he is recovering, I read and was told by many people to pick up a really good fish oil for him. Apparently the fish oil will help heal the brain. The brand recommended to me was Barlean’s.

Thankfully I was able to pick this up at a local health food store near me. Since I was in such a rush to get it, I didn’t even look for a coupon. I know…the horror! Now that my son is getting better, and I am able to think a little more clearly, I started looking at my favorite place for coupons…Groupon Coupons! Imagine my delight when I see that one of my favorite online retailers (Vitacost) has 36 coupons available!

There are a wide variety of coupons available with Groupon Coupons. Some retailers you will find are:

  • Home Depot
  • Hertz
  • Kate Spade
  • Kohls
  • 23 and Me (which I am VERY interested in checking out)

These are just a few of the retailers available. Whether you are booking a car, ordering vitamins or shopping for summer clothes, Groupon Coupons can help you save money! And we all love saving money!!

How did you save money with Groupon Coupons?

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Cinco de Mayo with Qdoba Catering!

If you remember, we had a Qdoba Christmas courtesy of Qdoba Catering and I have to say, it was probably the best Christmas dinner ever! The adults loved it, the kids loved it, and we had leftovers for days! This May, be the Cinco party hero and let Qdoba catering handle everything for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta! It’s the perfect solution for parties big and small! Your Cinco de Mayo party will be a huge it. Trust me. People will be talking about it for years!

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With Qdoba catering, the food is delivered to your Cinco de Mayo party. Each Qdoba catering bar is fully stocked with their delicious chips and salsa, savory meats and fresh toppings. This also includes guacamole made with avocados from Mexico! While your guests are sipping their margaritas, they will have the ability to truly customize their meals to their liking. And lets face it, as the host, how much easier can things get?!?

To order your very own Qdoba catering, visit www.qdoba.com/catering or call 888-736-2224.

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A League Of Their Own – 25th Anniversary

I bet if I said the line, “There’s no crying in baseball“, you would be able to tell me exactly what movie it’s from and who said it. There are movies and lines that just stick with us and A League of Their Own is one of those movies. I was 11 years old when that movie came out and not only did I see it in the theater, but we also had a copy of it on VHS. It was one of my favorite movies. I even got to stand very close to and say hi to Geena Davis when she came to my home town for an archery competition!

*I received a copy of this movie for the purpose of this post. This post may contain affiliate links*

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If you are like me and love A League of Their Own, then you will be happy to know that a 25th anniversary Blu-Ray™ on April 18, 2017. Pre-Order your copy right now and it will ship out tomorrow morning! This movie is on our list to watch for our next family movie night! My kids, especially my daughter, loves all the movies I used to watch, so I am very excited to show her this movie!

About A League of Their Own Anniversary Edition

Besides just being a really great movie, this 25th anniversary edition includes an all new bonus featurette “Bentonville, Baseball & The Enduring Legacy of A League of Their Own,” which is an unforgettable visit to the annual softball game at the Bentonville Film Festival. It features all new interviews with Geena Davis, and so much more! Another thing this Blu-ray includes is 15 deleted scenes. The deleted scene section on DVD’s and Blu-ray’s are my favorite!

Synopsis

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this hilarious and beloved comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna. With baseball lineups and locker rooms left empty during Word War II, the newly-founded All-American Girls Baseball League brought talented women to the big leagues–and brought fans to the stands. The indomitable Dottie Hinson (Davis) finds herself leading a rag tag group of players who end up winning over the heart of their has-been coach, Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks). Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell and Jon Lovitz round out the all-star roster. Based on the true story of the pioneering women who blazed the trail for generations of athletes.

Like I said, A League of Their Own is a great family movie night movie. It has a run time of about 138 minutes and it is rated PG for language.