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Monday, January 6, 2020

Alamo Drafthouse Twin Cities

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Looking for a unique movie and dinner experience rolled together? Then you have got to check out Alamo Drafthouse! I recently visited my local one here in the Twin Cities and it was such a fun experience!!

We recently saw the last Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie and ate dinner there. It was our first time and we were pretty impressed! I love that there are tables AND the seats still recline!!!

They even had some Star Wars themed drinks and food that we tried!

The service was great! You just write down what you want to order on a paper and stick it in a holder and then the waitstaff quietly and quickly grabs the paper and brings the food.

The popcorn bowls were my favorite thing! They were refillable and came in big stainless steel bowls just like I would eat in at home!

Warning...their food is expensive and we were disappointed that they were out of several drinks for the day already at 7:30pm. But you definitely pay for the experience and you save gas from driving from restaurant to movie theater - you get it all in one!

Check out some of the future January Alamo Drafthouse Twin Cities Signature Series programming including a ‘Dystopian Future’ series.

1/9 - TREMORS Movie Party

1/11 – AN AMERICAN TAIL Cereal Party

1/12 – VHYES Advanced Screening with Livestream Q&A

1/15 – XANADU Glow-Along

1/18 - PBS Kids at the Alamo – WILD KRATTS WINTER

1/20 – THE BIG LEBOWSKI Movie Party

1/22 – COLOR OUT OF SPACE Advanced Screening with Livestream Q&A


1/27 – Champagne Cinema: TROOP BEVERLY HILLS Quote-Along

1/29 – Hopped Up Cinema: WAYNE’S WORLD with Pryes Brewing

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Stay Healthy This Holiday Season with Pure Synergy

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Need a gift for the healthy person on your shopping list? Or maybe a gift to help an unhealthy person on your list! :)

Then check out all the vitamins and supplements that Pure Synergy offers! They are definitely helping keep my family healthy this cold and flu season with some awesome supplements and vitamins listed below:

Pure Radiance C® unites our wild-harvested camu camu and organic acerola cherries with 9 antioxidant-rich organic berries and fruits to yield a 100% natural form of vitamin C. A 100% natural vitamin C free of any synthetic or corn derived ascorbic acid Nutritional support for a healthy immune response, glowing skin & more Valuable flavonoid cofactors & antioxidants for a healthy heart & optimal cellular function A powerful vitamin C formula that’s easy on your stomach with no acidity Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher

77 Rapid Rescue Reach for Rapid Rescue® the moment you start feeling “under the weather” or when you’re exposed or at risk. With its 9 certified organic, herbal extracts, Rapid Rescue® protects you when you need it most. Fast-acting support for a healthy immune response Healthy sinus, throat & respiratory well-being Across the board protection & support for a strong, healthy recovery Optimal defense during stress, travel & seasonal changes Certified Organic, Non-GMO, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free


We’ve maximized the full power of echinacea’s highly researched immune-boosting benefits with our exclusive organic triple CO2, H2O/ethanol and fresh juice extracts. The most advanced certified organic extract with the fullest range of echinacea’s beneficial immune compounds Jump-starts a healthy immune response Serves as an immune aid during travel & seasonal changes Provides powerful support for a full, healthy recovery Certified Organic, Non-GMO, SuperPure®, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher

With 13 essential vitamins and 7 core minerals to build your health foundation, our 2-a-day Multi•Vita•Min™ is made with wholesome organic vegetables and fruits.

Activated with enzymes & probiotics, they’re absorbed just like food & gentle on your stomach
Contains B vitamins to support healthy mood & cognition
Vitamins K2 & D3 for healthy bones; vitamins A, C & E for healthy eyes & skin
Trace minerals for healthy cellular & metabolic balance
Made with Organic Ingredients, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free

Check out all they have to offer from superfoods to extracts to vitamins to keep you and your family healthy this holiday season!

Buy It:

You can purchase Pure Synergy products from their website.

Disclosure: A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

Last Minute Gift Idea: Build Buddiez Snowman

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Need a last minute gift idea for a child on your gift list? Then check out these cute and fun to do craft kits from Build Buddiez!

Not every child (or kidadult) lives in a winter wonderland where making a snowman is as easy as walking out the front door. But you can gift the childhood pleasures of crafting a carrot-nosed character with the Build Buddiez™ Snowman ($3.95) right at the kitchen table. The moldable putty craft kit makes the perfect stocking stuffer for every kid on your list.

Each character in the Build Buddiez Snowman Craft Kit has its own unique personality and look! Pick a top hat or perhaps ear muffs to accessorize the round head. Black buttons or a carrot-nose? It’s up to a child’s imagination. Mold the putty into a two- or three-layer snowman shape and decorate with accessories. Kids report that parents and grandparents enjoy getting their hands into decorating too!

And when you want to triple the fun, check out the Build Buddiez™ Snowman Craft Kit 3-Pack!

With three times the fun, there is enough for everyone! Now in a convenient three pack, children can mold multiple snowmen in one sitting. Perfect for those family reunions and long visits to Grandma’s house! The pack includes three Build Buddiez™ Craft Kit Snowmen filled with 26 mix and match accessories in all!

Buy It:

You can purchase Build Buddiez™ Snowman from Amazon or at Wegman's

Disclosure: A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Perfect Gift for Entertainment Junkies - Mohu Antennas

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Have a TV-lover on your holiday list? Maybe someone who is tired of the expensive cable bill? Then I have the perfect Mohu antenna for your recipient! Cord cutting is growing increasingly prevalent and cost-effective for American households. In fact, 1 in 8 U.S. households who cut the cord save an average of $103.10 per month.
Mohu offers an extensive line of antennas that provide consumers free access to dozens of channels (including ABC) - virtually eliminating the need for cable (on top of all of your costly live TV subscriptions…)

Beyond their range of leading HDTV antennas, Mohu acknowledges that cord cutting is only as good as the self-help you can get, which is why they created the first FREE online cord cutting application that shows users how to cut the cord via Untangle.TV. Untangle analyzes cord cutters’ viewing behaviors to recommend a custom mix of over-the-air (OTA) and over-the-top (OTT) devices and services needed to watch the TV they prefer, at a cost they control.
The Striker antenna from Mohu is the perfect gift to share with your favorite entertainment junkies this holiday, sans the painful cable subscription costs. Additionally, Untangle.TV will allow them to determine the best devices and streaming services to suit your entertainment needs.

One of Mohu’s newest innovations in outdoor antennas, Striker HDTV antenna was designed to be placed anywhere. Striker is able to pick up popular over-the-air channels and shows, including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, The CW, Univision, and more -- all for absolutely FREE. And because over-the-air broadcasts are uncompressed, Striker is capable of delivering the clearest high-definition picture possible, noticeably better than cable and satellite providers.
Striker’s unique design makes almost any location ideal for this HDTV antenna. Place Striker anywhere in or outside your home: crawl space, roof, outdoor siding, interior spaces, as an attic antenna, hide it in a tree or plant -- you can even take Striker on the go!

With FirstStage amplification technology, the amplifier is located right next to the TV antenna, setting the noise floor of the digital system and mitigating the loss created by the cable, giving you less pixelation and increased reception capability for a crystal clear picture. Striker is designed for powerful outdoor TV antenna performance, reaching an impressive 75 mile range to pick up your favorite over-the-air content.

Buy It:

You can purchase the Striker antenna for $99.99 from the Mohu website.

Disclosure: A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

Monday, December 9, 2019

5 Cozy Care Package Ideas to Give to Your Best Friend This Winter

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These Gift Ideas are Perfect for the Winter Season.

Everyone could use a care package pick-me-up during the cold winter months. Photo courtesy of

It is that time of year again, the weather starts getting colder, it starts getting darker much earlier, and the clocks go back an hour. The wintertime can be exciting because it brings on the holiday season and spending time with family and friends, but on the other hand, it also brings frigid weather and keeps everyone cooped up indoors. A lot of people even suffer from seasonal depression during this time of year.

If you notice a friend is feeling down, or maybe you just want to surprise them, a care package is the way to do so. Create a basket full of self-care essentials for the winter season. Since there is probably not much to do outside depending on where you live, put together a cozy package that will help your friend bundle up and enjoy their time indoors. If you need some inspiration on what to include, below are some cozy winter care package ideas for your best friend. You never know, your care package might just be the thing that brightens your friend’s mood.

There is no better best friend care package than one that helps you relax. Photo courtesy of

1. Bathe and Relax Kit

One of the coziest that comes to mind when thinking about relaxing activities, is taking a hot bath. You could put together a bundle of bath time essentials to help your best friend relax. You will want to include something to put in your bath. There are so many different things including bath bombs, bath salts, bath melts, and more. Pick something with a scent your friend will love! You can even include this Essential Oil Crystal Roll-On that soothes stress and anxiety and promotes restful sleep and dreams. Next, you can really include anything you want. Add some candles your friend can light to create a sweet-smelling ambiance. Consider including a fuzzy bathrobe and some slippers so your friend will be comfortable after they get out of the bath. You may also want to include something relaxing they can do in the bath, like read a book.

Your friend will always love a movie night care package! Photo courtesy of

2. Movie Night Bundle

This care package is truly something you can send to pretty much anyone, at any time of year, and it will always be a hit. The crucial piece to this care package is what you are giving your friend to watch. So pick something you know they will love.

Some ideas for movie bundles are 80’s romance, classic horror, or any famous series. For 80’s romance include Pretty in Pink, Say Anything, Can’t Buy Me Love and similar movies. A classic horror bundle can include movies like The Shining, Children of the Corn, Halloween and The Blair Witch Project. For any famous series include all the movies in the series. Consider the Twilight Saga, the Harry Potter Movies, or the Fast & Furious series. If your friend is more of a TV person include their favorite series.

After you figure out what movies/TV shows you want to send, it is time to add snacks! Throw in popcorn and some boxed candy and your good to go! Stay away from including soda if you are sending this in the mail as it will likely explode and ruin the rest of the package.

A pamper session is a great care package idea and might be just what your best friend needs. Photo courtesy of

3. Pamper Yourself Gift Basket

A great theme to promote in any best friend care package is self-care. You want your best friend to love themselves as much as you love them. Making them a basket full of ways that they can treat themselves is the perfect way to show you care. In this gift basket, you will want to include anything your friend can use to pamper themselves. Skincare is a great place to start. Add some face masks, eye serums, moisturizers, and lip balm to create a package that covers all the bases. If you want to skip the hassle, consider this Fresh and Fierce Gift Can which has body wash, face mist, face scrub, a gloss pot, and a shower pouf. You can also include things like fuzzy socks, throw blankets, candles, or whatever else you think your friend will love.

Include a delicious snack in your best friend’s winter care package! Photo courtesy of

4. Baked Goods

There is rarely a time where baked goods are not a great idea, especially when it comes to care packages. Your best friend is stuck in the house all winter, so give them some fresh baked goodies to much on while they are cozied up on the couch. You can bake your special recipe and hand-deliver them if they are close by or head to your local bakery and pick out a few things. The best option for sending baked goods through the mail is to pick something already prepackaged, like this Mrs. Fields Cookie Crate Combo. This way, you know everything is going to arrive fresh and in good condition.

Including some stress-relieving activities in your best friend’s care package is a way to push them to take time for the things they enjoy. Photo courtesy of

5. Stress Relieving Activities

Continuing with the theme of relaxation and self-care, a great option for a best friend care package is some stress-relieving activities. You can really customize this for your specific friend’s interests. Perhaps you want to include their favorite book, a mug, and their favorite tea. Or, you might want to include some watercolor pencils and an adult coloring book. Maybe your friend loves to paint and you get them some paintbrushes and some paint-by-numbers. You can even include a massage or spa day gift certificate. The options are truly endless!

It’s never a bad time to let your BFF know you care, but winter opens the door to all sorts of cozy care package options for your best friend. What’s your favorite way to treat your bestie? Let us know in the comments!

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