Category: Entertainment

How to Safely View the 2017 Solar Eclipse

How to Safely View the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The 2017 Solar Eclipse is coming!  Will you be watching?   What is the total solar eclipse? August 21st will provide a rare and amazing phenomenon where the moon moves between the Earth and the sun, blocking the the sun from our view and casting a shadow. Here’s a quick video that gives an intro to the eclipse. Where will the total solar eclipse be visible? Only a specific portion of the United States will see the total eclipse, those along the moon’s special path which starts in Oregon and continues diagonally to South Carolina. The rest of us not […]

Posted August 1, 2017 by Julie in Entertainment, TopPosts, / 1 Comment
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Tips for Family Fun this Summer

Tips for Family Fun this Summer

Summer is coming! Well, for those of us in Texas, summer has already arrived. But for many others, temperatures are just starting to get comfortable and allow for fun time in the sun. Kids might be out of school (not mine, he’s in daycare no matter the time of year, but you know, other people’s kids) and parents might be looking for activities and ideas. Fear not, my friends, I have collected some amazing posts about summer activities and ideas for summer fun to share with you so gather your list-making-tools and start perusing these posts. Beach Time and Outside […]

Posted May 31, 2017 by Julie in Entertainment, Family, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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How to Celebrate Game Day with Houston, from the comfort of your own home

How to Celebrate Game Day with Houston, from the comfort of your own home

Houston is hosting the biggest game of the year, and you know what that means – your snack plate will be filled with Tex-Mex and Jalapenos, and some BBQ sliders with a side of Dr. Pepper or Sweet Tea. Yay Texas! Things to do in Houston If you’re traveling to my town to watch the game or tailgate, here are some must-see local stops you should consider visiting if you have some extra time the weekend of the Big Game. Discovery Green – a 12-acre park with tons of activities and things to see and do. Enjoy a lovely pond and views […]

Posted January 18, 2017 by Julie in Entertainment, / 1 Comment
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Books I’m Loving Lately, 2016

Books I’m Loving Lately, 2016

  It is no secret that I am a reader. I love books. Lately, it feels like I am collecting books more than reading them, but hey, I still read when I can. Usually, this means on my commute. Thanks to Audible I can make that happen. Yay for audiobooks. I wanted to share some of my favorite books I read (or listened to) this year. As you can see, I have genres I enjoy and stick to reading for the most part. I have read over 60 books this year, and these are the books that are on my […]

Posted December 14, 2016 by Julie in Entertainment, / 4 Comments
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Halloween Trick or Treating Safety Tips

Halloween Trick or Treating Safety Tips

Happy Halloween! This is one of my favorite holidays as an adult, and it is certainly a fun holiday for the littles. But going out trick-or-treating can be on the dangerous side. Here are some safety tips for having fun on Halloween. Halloween Safety Tips Always have an adult with the kids. There are so many safety concerns, and not just traffic related. Make sure everyone knows how to cross the street safely and hold hands. Make sure they know not to get in a stranger’s car. Be sure to carry flashlights. Know the schedule and route. If you’re not […]

Posted October 31, 2016 by Julie in Entertainment, Family, / 3 Comments
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The cutest Infant & Toddler Halloween costumes for under $15!

The cutest Infant & Toddler Halloween costumes for under $15!

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I absolutely love all the dressing up, decorations, and all the exciting celebrations going on around town – pumpkin patches, trunk or treat events, etc. Now that  I have a baby, Halloween is all the more fun because I get to dress him up! Kids grow super fast, and I certainly don’t want to spend a fortune on a costume he can only wear the one time.  So I have put together this fun collection of adorable Halloween costumes for infants and toddlers that cost under $15! Infant and Toddler Halloween Costumes for under $15 […]

Posted September 27, 2016 by Julie in Entertainment, , / 5 Comments
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Watch Mom Life on TV! #BetterThings on FX

Watch Mom Life on TV! #BetterThings on FX

Have you heard about the new series on FX called Better Things? It perfectly describes how chaotic mom life can be! A show about a working mom (Sam), a single mom at that, who barely keeps up with her three kids and all her life responsibilities? Each of Sam’s daughters has her own issues and demands on Sam’s time and sanity, and also a mother who is not quite all there. Add to that a busy career as an actress, and you get one exhausted lady who has seen it all, heard it all, and no longer gives a [insert not family-friendly word here.] […]

Posted September 18, 2016 by Julie in Entertainment, Giveaways, Sponsored, / 57 Comments
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Lunch and Learn with Comcast #XfinityParents

Lunch and Learn with Comcast #XfinityParents

This #XfinityParents campaign was sponsored by Comcast via Houston Bloggers. Opinions are my own. Last Thursday, I attended a special Houston Bloggers event at Xfinity’s Houston Galleria location. We really got to experience a lot of Xfinity’s products and services and enjoy a guided tour and chat with their representatives. It was a great lunch and learn! That particular location is very well placed to serve a great number of customers in the busy Galleria Area. I was very happy about the location, myself, since it is just a few blocks from where I work and I could easily take […]

Posted June 21, 2016 by Julie in Entertainment, Sponsored, / 6 Comments
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10 Books I’ve Been Reading Lately

10 Books I’ve Been Reading Lately

*May is Get Caught Reading Month. What have you been caught reading lately? According to Goodreads, I have read 23 books so far this year. Here are my 10 favorites so far, not in order of anything. 1. Menagerie, by one of my favorite authors. 2. The Short Life of Sparrows 3. Runes 4. Immortals, sequel to Runes. 5. Confess, by another favorite author. 6. Winter, the finale to the Lunar Chronicles. A 5-star read! 6.5. Fairest, Levana’s story, from the Lunar Chronicles (short story, so decided not to count it by itself) 7. Numbers Game 8. Defects 9. All […]

Posted May 3, 2016 by Julie in Entertainment, Memes, / 22 Comments
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Tips for Attending a Drive-in Movie

Tips for Attending a Drive-in Movie

A few weeks ago I had my very first drive-in movie experience. We went to see Jurassic World at the Showboat Drive-In with another family. I was super excited about this because Hubby and I can’t go to a movie together without having to pay for babysitting, so we haven’t gone to a movie together yet. This way, not only could we see a movie and bring the baby with us, but I could even nurse during the movie from the privacy of my car. Score! But, being inexperienced with this type of movie viewing style, we definitely learned a […]

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