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May 28, 2021

Spirit Untamed Movie Review & GIVEAWAY

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Dreamworks.
Synopsis: When a young, adventurous girl crosses paths with a headstrong, wild horse, nothing can get in their way. Join Lucky Prescott as she adjusts to her new life with her father on the frontier and falls in love with a spirited mustang along the way. When Spirit’s herd gets stolen by a ruthless horse wrangler, Lucky and her new pals Abigail and Pru defy the odds to bring them back to safety and learn to trust themselves and their horses along the way.

Genre: Animated Adventure
Cast: Isabela Merced, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Walton Goggins, Andre Braugher and Eiza González
Director: Elaine Bogan
Producer: Karen Foster
Spirit Untamed is the next chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s beloved franchise that began with the 2002 Oscar-nominated film Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron and includes an Emmy-winning TV series. The film is directed by Elaine Bogan (Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television’s Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia) and is produced by Karen Foster (co-producer, How to Train Your Dragon). The film’s co-director is Ennio Torresan (head of story, The Boss Baby), and the film’s score is by composer Amie Doherty (Amazon’s Undone, DreamWorks Animation’s Marooned).
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May 24, 2021

Easy to make Beef Stroganoff Recipe

I was searching the inter-webs for new recipes that utilize items in my pantry and freezer. I came across this one and decided to give it a go. My first attempt was a tad bit watery for my taste. After a few tries I finally have the consistency we enjoy, so enjoy!
What will you need:
1-2 pounds frozen meatballs, I did whip up a batch for this recipe 
1 can of Beef Broth, I used a 16 once can
1 cup heavy cream 
1 cup sour cream 
4 oz. cream cheese 
You can use any noodles, today we used spaghetti because it's what we had 
Salt & pepper to taste
Pinch of basil & oregano optional
Start by searing your meatballs with oil until brown on all sides. I use avocado oil but you can use what you prefer. Cook your noodles as directed on the box while you make the "sauce". Next dump your beef broth in and spices. Simmer for 5 minutes, then add heavy cream, sour cream, and cream cheese. 
Add cooked noodles and stir together.
Serve & Enjoy!
Have you ever made Beef Stroganoff??
What spices do you use in your recipe??

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May 23, 2021

RV Bathroom Remodel featuring SimpleCoat

"It won't be easy, but it will be worth it". 
Last week I shared we purchased an RV stuck in the 70s. We have been diligently remodeling it to get ready for this year's camping season. You can check out my RV Kitchen Remodel article, in case you missed it. Today I want to share our bathroom RV transformation.
This post is a sponsored in collaboration with Simple Coat. I was given a sample to help facilitate my review. All comments and opinions are my own.
Pictured above is the "before" of what we started with. I have to say it was the smallest room yet WOW, it needed a facelift. In my opinion of course, some of you might have been fine leaving it the way it was.
I first took out all of the stuff left behind and just gave it a good ol' scrub down! Then, I painted the walls using a water sealer to help keep moisture from ever being an issue in here. Next I addressed the bathroom vanity/counter tops. I used SimpleCoat's non-toxic multi-surface treatment. It helps to effectively seal and protects surfaces. I like making natural textures look brand new and perfectly polished with out any high end costs.
Just a few drops of SimpleCoat's ultra-concentrated formula goes a LONG way!

SimpleCoat helps to protect a variety of surfaces not just bathrooms including stainless steel appliances, outdoor furniture, hard plastics, stone countertops like granite, marble, and tile, wooden cutting boards, leather boots and shoes, bags, brass instruments, and more. SimpleCoat Is availabile on Amazon just click away here: rebrand.ly/simplecoatmay
This photo above is what it looks like after we finished the revamp in the bathroom. I replaced the "vanity" with black brackets to hold the countertop up more securely. I replaced the flooring, shower curtain and fixtures. This FABULOUS mirror was a thrift store found my mother scored for $8 ya'll!!
Thanks Mom ♥
By using the SimpleCoat it also shields surfaces from liquids, stains, odors, and fingerprints. Wipe on with a soft cloth, wipe off excess. No drying time Non-toxic, eco-friendly formula safe around children and pets! It helped complete our very small counter yet worth the step!
What do you think of our RV Bathroom Remodel??
Have any recommendations of what we should do next??
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May 18, 2021

16 Tips for taking Kids Camping

 

Camping is one of those activities you either love as a passion or could not care less about. When I told my friends we were taking the boys for a family camping trip the reactions were priceless. I guess most people think traveling with children under a certain age automatically make you a bit "off your rocker"?! Personally, I find it rather easy to camp with kids and felt I should give some of the tricks we use. Maybe some of these will encourage you to take your kids camping! 

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Tips for Visiting the Zoo | Zoological park in Erie, Pennsylvania

“People forget the good that zoos do. If it weren’t for the zoos, we would have so many species that would be extinct today.” - Betty White
With plans to spend more time outdoors, I’ve started spending a lot of time at the local zoo. I’ve even traveled to other states to visit their zoos. Some places have more exhibit than others, but none have disappointed me yet. If you’re looking to do more outdoor activities, and you’d like to see animals while you’re at it, you should start visiting the zoo.
Tips for visiting the zoo:
● Try to visit during the week. If you don’t have work on a weekday, make it a priority to visit the zoo that day. While you can visit any day of the week, it’s normal for zoos to become crowded during the weekends when most people are off from work and school. You’ll have more space to move around and see the exhibits that you’re interested in the most. 
● Pack a lunch. Why waste money on expensive food and spend a long time waiting in a line? If you’re there to see the animals, you’re better off packing a lunch and eating it at one of the open dining areas. You’ll save time, keep your family fed, and have more time to walk around the zoo looking at different exhibits. 
● Take pictures. Be sure to take as many pictures as possible. You never know what exciting things you’ll see. You might catch many wild animals when they’re at their best and are enjoying all the attention they’re receiving. You’ll love having these photos to look back on in the future.
Would you like to see lots of exhibits? 
If so, which zoo do you plan on visiting?

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RV Kitchen Remodel featuring Purple Royal Seat Cushions

“Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” 
I have a confession to make. I get “crazy off the wall ideas”. What can i say, I DREAM big! Last weekend pretty much topped the charts both money wise and project wise. If you know me in real life you probably already knew this. It's kind of a running joke, "What will Liz do next"? Well, my friends, I bought an RV. 
This post is sponsored in collaboration with Purple. All comments and opinions are my own.
Not a small one no no no, a 32ft long with an interior stuck in the 70s. Like it needs so much work that I literally had buyers remorse on DAY ONE! Not because it was in rough shape but because it was going to be a PROJECT. I often wonder if I just love projects because I always seem to be doing one.....

The first day was PURE demo. The 2nd-6th days were spent painting. Then we laid new carpet....⁣ ⁣Then I headed to our local Purple dealer, Raymour Flanigan to check out our options. Now, I will not say I was going in with expectations because I was not. We don't have a mattress but they were mentioned in EVERY RV/Camper forum so I wanted to see for myself what the hype was all about.
What I want form these Purple products:⁣
Durability ✅⁣
Purple grip ✅⁣
Cooling features ✅⁣
No pressure support ✅⁣ ⁣
Versatility and Mobility ✅⁣ ⁣
Our new Purple products were such a great addition to the kitchen makeover. I can easily slide them on and off my chairs. They can even be moved to the outdoor entertainment spaces when we host visitors. I am super happy with the Purple Royal Seat Cushion + Back Cushion we selected. 
While the list of things we have to STILL do is long. I will have so many upcoming RV remodel before, after, Tips, tricks and essential suggestion posts coming up. 
Anyone else Camp? Own an RV?? Recommendations welcome!!⁣
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May 1, 2021

2021 Spring Gift Guide

All gifts in this guide presented a sample for quality control to ensure the best suggestions were being given. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

We all know that being a mom is a full-time job! Maybe you don't KNOW but I am here to tell you it truly is. If you are a Mom(parent really) you have probably have felt unappreciated, taken advantage of, stressed out and a bit crazy at times. Let's make sure to appreciate those powerhouse women in our lives who somehow manage to get it ALL done! Here is to the mother's who worry about our children's hygiene, scraps, BO-boo's, emotions, schooling, what they are eating, education, what they wear, how they speak to others, the list is endless. Cheers to you! You are doing it, you are AWESOME and YOU are appreciated! Your child will learn through your examples. Remember to take some "you-time" and smile! Here are a few gift suggestions for this coming Mother's Day and the Spring Season!
Need a unique gift for a Mother in your life? Send a Punchbowl Digital Mother's Day greeting cards with a video message, include a gift card, schedule in advance and they are deliver by text or email! They are even hosting a "2021 Mom of the Year Video Contest"!! Find all the details on this page. They are encouraging people to nominate any mom they know (friends, sisters, aunts, daughters, grandmas, and more), and no reason is too small. 
Danica Rose is a lucious and vibrant flavors of crisp white peach, fresh cut melon with tart strawberry and hibiscus. A crisp well-balanced wine perfect for date night, celebratory beverage or Virtual night in with the girls. 
Shop for some Danica Rose Wine here.
Anyone else remodeling an RV or their bathroom?? I don't know about you but I love updating things. We are using this Nebia by Moen showerhead, pictured above, and I have to say if you are in the market, this is a QUALITY product. Meticulously engineered for optimal warmth, rinsing and body coverage, Nebia by Moen offers a superior shower experience through atomization, the process of breaking up water into tiny droplets. This patented spray technology creates the sensation of more water, while actually using 45% less than a conventional showerhead. This means each water drop works harder to get you clean, refreshed and ready to take on the day. 
The Ultimate Meal-Prep Cookbook, which features 25 thoughtfully curated, absolutely doable weekly meal plans that take the stress and guesswork out of dinner planning, grocery shopping, and ingredient prep. From comfort foods and lighter, healthful fare to one-pot meals and globally inspired dishes, there are a range of flavors, cuisine types, and cooking methods. Plans are introduced with a handy guide that contains a grocery list (with a maximum of only 12 ingredients!), ingredient prep-ahead and make-ahead lists, and ingredient substitution information that helps you customize meals to your tastes and what you have on hand. Shop for your copy of Ultimate Meal-Prep Cookbook!
Kō Hana Distillers, Hawai‘i’s only farm-to-bottle rum distillery, announced that it has leased an additional 220 acres of farmland in Hale‘iwa on O‘ahu’s North Shore, further expanding its heirloom Hawaiian sugarcane farming operation. The harvests from this new field, which can begin as soon as one year, will enable Kō Hana’s rum production to reach 75,000 cases per year. We have a Rum and Coke fan in the family and this was the perfect gift for them! 
With Trust Biologic’s line of cruelty free, vegan, gluten free, and all natural products, CBD has no age limit! Fight aging, improve skin health, and reduce inflammation, imbalance, aches, and pains with their 4 key formulations. From adaptogens to cannabinoids, their formulators, chemists, scientists, and licensed estheticians have come together to create products for the unique needs of those needing not not only age gracefully, but confidently as well.
Switching things up this year by adding a "Kid's Gift ideas section". Without these adorable blessings many of us would not be parents. So in true form, I decided to give you some fun hands on items to enjoy with them during the Spring and Summer time!
Does your budding little artist also have a thing for stuffies?  If so give this Paint Your Own Squishy by Doodle Hog a try!  This medium sized white squishy (great for our sensory kids, too!) comes with brushes and three colors of paint so your child can customize their new treasure.  After a short amount of time your freshly painted squishy is dry and ready for squashing!  So much fun, minimal cleanup and creatively encouraging, this squishy makes a great gift for any child looking for something to hug and get their creativity going. Check them out here.
Have you ever wished you could bring your sidewalk chalk doodles to life? When you head outside with your Chalk Alive 4D  Interactive Chalk Art kit you can do just that! Use the 3 reusable stencils and washable chalk to create your masterpieces and then scan them with the Chalk Alive app on your phone to bring your creations to life. Follow prompts to interact with them and you can even screenshot and record your experience to share with your friends! Your doodles just got way cooler and way more fun!
Make craft time easy and fun with Creative Roots Paint your Own Turtle. This amazing little kit has everything you need for your little one to make an adorable ceramic turtle to add character to your garden or bring life to your windowsill. This kit includes 6 vibrant acrylic paints, your ready to paint turtle, and a paintbrush. You bring the imagination, and Creative Roots will handle the rest!

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