The 5 Things You Should Know About WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL

Jim Caviezel;Alexander Ludwig

Director Thomas Carter’s sports-themed drama WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL, chronicles De La Salle High School’s pivotal 2004 football season. And why is a high school football team put on such a pedestal? For those that don’t know, De La Salle is one of the most victorious teams ever in the history of football – NFL and college teams included. During that fateful season, the team – led by … [Read more...]

The 5 Things You Should Know About IF I STAY


I don’t know about you, but I love a good romance film – even better if there’s a strong grief element injected into the narrative. Films like LOVE STORY, THE NOTEBOOK and this past year’s THE FAULT IN OUR STARS have all been grief-tinged romance novels-turned-beautiful-cinematic-adaptations. Now it’s director R.J. Cutler’s turn at bat with his adaptation of Gayle Foreman’s young … [Read more...]

Sleep Training For Grown Ups #UpGradeYourSleep

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I received one or more of the products mentioned below for the purposes of this post. All opinions are my own. For as long as I can remember, sleep and I have not gotten along. I mean, I love it. I LOVVVVEE sleep, but getting it and enough of it? Pfft, it was like searching for the holy grail. Somewhere between babyhood and adulthood I lost my ability to just sleep. I replaced it with … [Read more...]

Back To School: DIY Tie Dye Pencil Case #LowesCreator

DIY Tie Dye Pencil Case

I am a member of the Lowe's Creators and Influencers and received a gift card for the project below. However, all opinions and photos are my own.    It's back to school time aka the happiest season for parents! Because one can only watch so many Disney Channel and hear "I'm boreeeed" before going loopy. Sofia was excited too, and nervous. A new class, new teacher, new friends! I … [Read more...]

Top 10 Items For Back To School- 2nd Grade Edition #paypalit

Back to School: Top 10 Picks for Your 2nd Grade Gal #paypalit

This is a sponsored post with PayPal. All thoughts are my own. Every year it happens. We spend so much time enjoying the last bits of summer, that we forget about Back To School shopping. I make a mad rush to each store, battling crowds and crowds of parents just like me, those who held on to those last few summer suns, all tanned up and searching for crayons, erasers and folders. I have … [Read more...]

Pantech Vybe Is Perfect For Tweens and Teens

Pantech Vybe

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are of the author's. This past weekend I was given AT&T’s new Pantech Vybe mobile phone, which is a great phone for tweens and as we prepare for the new school year. In my opinion, the The Pantech Vybe is a good first phone. The messaging feature is very easy to use. I remember when I had my first phone. It was very important that I kept my mom up to … [Read more...]

#LolaTalks: Ham And Cheese Panini

ham and cheese

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Being Latino and Oscar Mayer. However, all opinions expressed are my own. When it comes to feeding my family, we rely on a few easy staples that we can just transform many ways. Now that school is gearing back up (can you believe it!!), I am thinking of ways to prepare delicious afterschool snacks to provide some fuel for homework time. My … [Read more...]

The Hundred Foot Journey: A Journey to Your Foodie Heart


When someone asks me why I love movies so much, my answer is simple: because movies are some of my best childhood memories. I think the same can be said about my love of food, it's not just the flavor... it's the memories. Apparently, I'm not alone. "Food is memories" is one of the stand out quotes from Disney's The Hundred Foot Journey, and in a way, it's what defines the film. Hassan … [Read more...]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Review


To be honest, when I was invited to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie I expected it to be bad. I even asked Yolanda if I could be honest in my review. However, I was pleasantly surprised with this movie. The story is about four turtles named after famous Renaissance artists. The leader is Leonardo. He’s the one with the blue mask and carries two katanas. Rafael has a red mask, … [Read more...]

6 Facts From Behind The Scenes Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Sing it with me... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...teenage mutant ninja turtles....teenage mutant ninja turtles, heroes in a half shell. TURTLE POWER. This is the TMNT of my youth. It wasn't exactly my choice of show but my husband and my brother loved it. They can each talk about their favorite episodes and the history behind the story. It was clear to me that TMNT fans were just like any other … [Read more...]