Today Only: Save on Acer Aspire E15 ONLY $199

On August 29th, for one day only, Microsoft customers can purchase an Acer Aspire E15 laptop for only $199!clip_image002 This offer will be available starting at 7am PT online at the and at select Microsoft retail stores in the US (including Puerto Rico). This full-featured, fast and lightweight value laptop comes complete with Windows 8.1, so you can run all of your favorite apps and services like Office, OneDrive and Skype. If you or your readers are looking for a great back-to-school laptop, this is the one!

· Limited offer. Valid 8/29/2014, while supplies last. Available in select Microsoft retail and online stores in US (including Puerto Rico) only. Not valid on prior orders or purchases. Not combinable with other offers. Price discount does not include taxes, shipping or other fees. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Limit 1 per customer.

Crispy Vegetable Turkey Wrap Recipe #HormelFamily

Wraps are a great way to get kids to eat a few more vegetables. Just put them in a wrap with some of  the fresh Hormel® Natural Choice® ham or turkey.


Crispy Vegetable Turkey Wrap Recipe

3 ounces HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Oven Roasted Deli Turkey
¼ cup Swiss chard
3 sprigs daikon sprouts
1 each medium red, yellow and orange bell peppers cut into matchsticks
1 (6-inch) whole wheat tortilla or flatbread
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
½ tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
Salt and pepper

1. Lay tortilla on plate or flat surface.
2. Layer Swiss chard, sprouts and pepper on tortilla.
3. Pile turkey evenly in center of wrap.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, soy sauce, honey, salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle over turkey.
5. Fold sides of tortilla to center. Fold bottom of tortilla up.

Another Sneak Peek at LeapTV #LeapTV

This is a partnered post with MomSelect, all opinions are my own.

I love all the LeapFrog products. We have been using LeapFrog DVD’s since the kids were babies. Then we moved to the LeapFrog devices and there are so many that we have and my kids still love using them. We’ll be working with them and trying out their new children’s activity bracelets next month. I’m super excited, but for now I want to share with you LeapTV.


Kids need to get some activity in their lives, even when all they want to do is watch TV. And as parents we hate to use the TV as a baby sitter to get a few things done but sometimes, it has to be done. LeapTV has an answer to get minds and bodies moving it’s called LeapTV!


Bacon Pasta Salad Recipe #HormelFamily #HFBTS

I love working with the Hormel Family because we use so many of their products. This recipe that we’re sharing with you today was provided by Hormel and it uses one of our favorite products, bacon. Try this Bacon Pasta Salad.

bacon pasta salad

Bacon Pasta Salad Recipe

2 ¾ cups fusilli col buco pasta
1 corn cob, husks and silks removed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup crème fraîche
sea salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
1 cup basil leaves

1. Heat oven to 425°F. Place bacon on a hollow baking pan. Bake 12 minutes or until crispy. Chop and set aside.
2. In large saucepan of salted boiling water, cook pasta and corn 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente and corn is tender. Drain, reserving ⅓ cup water. Cut corn from cob and set aside.
3. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute or until golden. Add lemon juice, crème fraîche, salt and pepper, reserved water, pasta, bacon, and corn. Stir to combine.
4. Top with basil to serve.

Walgreens Get a Shot Give a Shot #GiveaShot #CollectiveBias #AD #shop #cbias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

With back to school season comes germy season. It’s time to do preventative things to keep your kids healthy this year and I’m happy to participate with Walgreens in the Get a Shot Get a Shot campaign. We’re still on vacation but when we get back we are planning on getting flu shots and I love that when I get a shot at Walgreens we’re going to be giving a shot to someone in need. I love it. It really means a lot to me that I can easily stop for required vaccines, Immunizations for school and back to school items this year, but that every time I get an immunization for my kids at Walgreens……


I am helping them Give a Shot to a child in need. When your child (the program is aimed at school aged children, ages 7 and up) gets their school immunizations, like whooping cough or meningitis at Walgreens, they will help provide a life saving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the United Nation Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign.



Recently, I went to the Youth Spark competition that Microsoft holds. This is a competition where the greatest minds compete with projects that can make a huge difference in the world. One of my favorite projects was to raise awareness for a disease that there is medicine for where people need vaccines but people have to know there is a need for these vaccines. Shot@Life is a company that helps people in communities much like the communities these students were trying to help. Now I’m no a genius coming up with life saving programs, but I can help by supporting by Walgreens Get a Shot Get a Shot with Shot@Life.

Are you ready to help a child get a shot?



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Sony Pictures’ Foxcatcher Movie Trailer & Poster

On behalf of Sony Pictures Classics, we are excited to share a NEW Official Teaser Poster from the upcoming film FOXCATCHER, starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo & directed by Bennett Miller!


Based on true events, FOXCATCHER tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. 

When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz’s bid for Gold and the chance to "coach" a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave).


Flattered by the attention and entranced by du Pont’s majestic world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as a father figure and grows increasingly dependent on him for approval. Though initially supportive, du Pont’s mercurial personality turns and he begins to lure Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle that threatens to undermine his training. Soon du Pont’s erratic behavior and cruel psychological game-play begin to erode the athlete’s already shaky self-esteem. Meanwhile du Pont becomes fixated on Dave, who exudes the confidence both he and Mark lack, knowing that these are things even his money cannot buy. Fueled by du Pont’s increasing paranoia and alienation from the brothers, the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.

FOXCATCHER is a rich and moving story of brotherly love, misguided loyalty and the corruption and emotional bankruptcy that can accompany great power and wealth. As with Academy Award® nominee Bennett Miller’s previous feature films, CAPOTE and MONEYBALL, he explores large themes in society through his complex character portraits of real people.

The Best 25 Edamame Recipes

Food can be good for you and taste good and it’s taken me 34 years to realize that. Edamame is now one of my favorite things to snack on. So we scoured the internet to bring you the Best 25 Edamame Recipes.

25 Tasty Edamame Recipes

  1. Roasted Corn and Edamame Salad
  2. Baked Parmesan Edamame Bites with Creamy Wasabi Dip
  3. Brown Rice and Edamame
  4. 10-Minute Restaurant-Style Steamed Edamame
  5. Edamame Mushroom Wontons with Dipping Sauce
  6. White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon
  7. Chickpea and Edamame Salad
  8. Chopped Edamame Caprese Salad
  9. Vegetarian Recipe Black Bean Edamame Burgers
  10. Pork and Edamame Soup
  11. Crunchy Edamame Toasts
  12. Crispy Parmesan Edamame (Soy Beans)
  13. Edamame, Cranberry, & Feta Salad
  14. Edamame Fried Rice
  15. California Roll Quinoa & Edamame Feta Salad
  16. Edamame Quinoa Salad
  18. Spinach and Edamame Salad
  19. Keiko’s Spicy Dynamite Edamame
  20. Chocolate Covered Dry Roasted Edamame {Trader Joe’s Copycat}
  21. Pasta with Ricotta and Edamame
  22. Hummus Edamame Veggie Wrap
  23. Edamame Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette
  24. Open Faced Fried Egg Sandwich with Edamame
  25. Spicy Edamame Dip

Family Fun At The Beach Vacation: Destin Florida

I’m on vacation at the beach and it’s been amazing. I love seeing my family and the location is amazing. The beaches of Destin, San Destin, and Santa Rosa Beach are amazing they have the beauty of the Caribbean and the sand is white as can be.


beach fun

It’s a great place to go with family.




Deli Meat, Egg and Avocado Toast recipe #HormelFamily

Enjoy a stress-free morning with your kids after packing their lunch with a fresh Hormel® Natural Choice® ham or turkey sandwich. With zero preservatives and no artificial colors or MSG, Hormel® Natural Choice® deli meats are a fresh way to give your little one a protein boost during the school day. And remember—deli meat isn’t just for lunch! Enjoy this Deli Meat, Egg and Avocado Toast recipe with your family as a tasty breakfast idea to keep tummies full all morning long!


Deli Meat, Egg and Avocado Toast Recipe

1 teaspoon butter
2 eggs
Salt, to taste
4 slices HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Honey Deli Ham, heated
¼ to ½ avocado, sliced
2 slices crusty artisan bread, toasted and buttered
Freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese

In medium skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add eggs. Sprinkle with salt. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or to desired doneness.
Layer ham, eggs and avocado slices on toast. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. Makes 2.