From Cradle to Stage on Paramount Plus

May 5, 2021

 

ABOUT CRADLE TO STAGE:

Directed by Dave Grohl and inspired by his mother, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, and her critically-acclaimed book, From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars, the Live Nation Productions FROM CRADLE TO STAGE is a dynamic personal exploration of the special relationship between successful musicians and their moms. The six-part series will debut exclusively on Paramount+.


Honest, humorous and emotional, each episode features a famous performer and their mother, alongside Dave and Virginia, as they take an impassioned journey home and explore each artists’ upbringing and the tools they received as a young talent to survive the turbulence of success.


Hey there friends! I have always been fascinated with documentaries. Having someone open up and share part of their life with you is a beautiful gesture. In celebration of Mother's day weekend, I invite each for you to check out the new series From Cradle to Stage. Get to know there rock stars and the extra special women in their lifes, their moms! I'd like to thank Paramount+ for sending me this awesome swag pack in celebration of From Cradle To Stage.

Episode 1: “Dan and Christene Reynolds”
*Available to stream Thursday, May 6th*

Dave and Virginia Grohl set off on a journey to discover the secrets behind mothers of world famous rock-stars.  First stop:  Las Vegas, to meet Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds and his devout Mormon “super-mom,” Christene. 

Episode 2: "Pharrell and Carolyn Williams"
*Available to stream Thursday, May 13th*

Pharrell Williams invites Dave and Virginia Grohl to his “Something in the Water” music festival, in Virginia, the state where he and Dave both launched music careers despite fears of disappointing their mothers who were both public school teachers.

Episode 3: "Miranda and Bev Lambert"
*Available to stream Thursday, May 20th*

Country music star Miranda Lambert shows Dave and Virginia Grohl around Lindale, Texas, where she grew up under the watchful eyes of her private investigator parents. When she decided to pursue a career in music, Miranda’s mom, Beverly, became her “mom-ager.”

Episode 4: "Brandi and Teresa Carlile"
*Available to stream Thursday, May 27th*

Deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, Brandi Carlile and her mother Teresa open up to Dave and Virginia about Brandi’s trajectory from a tomboy kid who didn’t fit in to a multiple-Grammy Award-winning, openly gay singer-songwriter. 

Episode 5: "Tom and Mary Morello"
*Available to stream Thursday, June 3rd*

Dave and Virginia Grohl meet up with Tom Morello, a musician and political activist known for “Rage Against the Machine” and “Audioslave,” and his mother, 97-year-old Mary Morello, who was “raging against the machine” long before Tom was born.

Episode 6: "Geddy Lee and Mary Weinrib"
*Available to stream Thursday, June 10th*

In Toronto, Dave and Virginia Grohl meet Rush frontman Geddy Lee and his mother Mary Weinrib, a strong and inspiring Holocaust survivor. In Los Angeles, Virginia gathers together a number of mothers of famous musicians for a once-in-a-lifetime dinner party reunion, where Dave and his daughter Violet perform.


Disclosure:  We were not compensated for this post. However, we did receive screener from the Paramount+ company and the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. We are disclosing this in accordance with the FTC guidelines.

Experience SHREK In 4K Ultra HD with 20th Anniversary Edition Available May 11, 2021

May 3, 2021

 THE GREATEST FAIRY TALE NEVER TOLD AND EVERYONE’S FAVORITE OGRE DEBUTS ON 4K ULTRA HD FOR THE FIRST TIME


EXPERIENCE SHREK LIKE NEVER BEFORE
 
INCLUDES AN EXTRA DISC WITH OVER FOUR HOURS OF FUN BONUS FEATURES
 
OWN THE NEW 4K ULTRA HD COMBO PACK
WITH BLU-RAY™ AND DIGITAL CODE ON MAY 11, 2021
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

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Hey there friends! Do you have a list of timeless movies? Ones that you can watch repeatedly and each time find something you missed the 1st time? Well, I do and one of those is Shrek! I find it so hard to believe it's been 20 years since Shrek was first released! None of my 3 children were even born when it was released, yet they all grew up with Shrek and all this fairytale creature friends. Shrek truly has something for everyone, it's a family filed that all can enjoy.  Bring home the Shrek in 4k Ultra HD with the 20th Anniversary Edition that will be available May 11th. 

The first-ever Academy Award® winner for Best Animated Feature, SHREK, celebrates its 20th anniversary this spring. SHREK is a hilarious adventure comedy that stars the voice talents of Mike Myers (AUSTIN POWERS franchise), Eddie Murphy (THE NUTTY PROFESSOR), Cameron Diaz (CHARLIE’S ANGELS) and John Lithgow (“THE CROWN”). The incredibly original and unique blockbuster film that launched three sequels, a spin-off, TV series, holiday specials, theme park attraction and more has stayed a fan favorite and a must own for all ages! Universal Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates with SHREK 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever on May 11, 2021 as well as Blu-ray™ and DVD. Adventure into over four hours bonus material including a bonus disc that comes with five episodes from “The Adventures of Puss in Boots” television series and ten shorts including Scared ShreklessThe Pig Who Cried WerewolfThe Ghost of Lord Farquaad and more!

You've never met a hero quite like SHREK. The endearing ogre sparked a motion-picture phenomenon and captured the world's imagination with…the Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told! Critics have called SHREK "not just a brilliant animated feature, but a superb film on any level" (Larry King, USA Today). Relive every moment of Shrek's (Mike Myers) daring quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) with the help of his loveable loud-mouthed Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and win back the deed to his beloved swamp from scheming Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). Enchantingly irreverent and "monstrously clever" (Leah Rozen, People Magazine), SHREK is an ogre-sized adventure you'll want to see again and again!
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K Ultra Hd, BLU-RAYTM and DVD:
  • TEN SHORT FILMS:
    • Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Party
    • Far Far Away Idol
    • Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos
    • The Ghost of Lord Farquaad
    • Scared Shrekless
    • Thriller Night
    • The Pig Who Cried Werewolf
    • Shrek the Halls
    • Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular
    • Shrek's Yule Log
  • FIVE EPISODES FROM “THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS” TV SERIES:
    • Episode 1: Hidden
    • Episode 2: Sphinx
    • Episode 3: Brothers
    • Episode 4: Duchess
    • Episode 5: Adventure

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K UHD & BLU-RAY™:
  • Shrek's Interactive Journey: I
  • Spotlight on Donkey
  • Secrets of Shrek
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Shrek in The Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
  • Music Videos
  • Commentary with Director Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson and Producer Aron Warner

BONUS FEATURES ON DVD:
  • Spotlight On Donkey
  • Secrets of Shrek
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
  • Music Videos
  • Commentary with Director Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson and Producer Aron Warner

SHREK 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM and DVD.
  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away. 
ABOUT UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT:
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
 




Sleepaway Camp Label Giveaway

April 27, 2021

Hey there friends! I don't know about your family, but we are so ready for summer travels. I think labeling our families belongs is a great idea especially if we are traveling with family or friends. The Sleepaway Camp Label Pack is a huge value-packed collection of waterproof labels and tags specially designed for everything that goes to sleepaway camp! Identify all camp essential gear, from clothes and footwear to toiletries, swim gear, life jackets, and more, with these overnight camp labels that are a must-have summer item! This pack includes 10 Large Rectangle Labels, 24 Small Rectangle Labels, 70 Tag Mates Stick On Clothing Labels, Shoe Labels (4 pair), and Personalized Bag Tags.

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Giveaway

10 winners will receive a Sleepaway Camp Label Pack from Mabel’s Labels (RV $39.95). See below for terms and conditions. Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 21 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 5.12.21.


All entries will be verified—only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Any person who has won a prize (or whose household has won a prize) in any promotion sponsored by the Sponsor in the past thirty (30) days before this contest start date is not eligible to win a prize in this contest. Entrants who have created social accounts purely to enter Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public.

The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. Void where prohibited by law. One person entering per household, please. Chatty Patty’s Place, Cook With 5 Kids, and The Review Wire are not responsible for the shipment of prizes.

Creating the Ideal Stylish Dress for Your Body Type

Fashion and beauty are inextricably linked. A woman truly knows the importance of dressing well. Even when it comes to the fashion industry, styling takes precedence. Trends may come and go quickly, and it's not always easy to figure out how to tailor them to our individual and, of course, stunning body types. Nevertheless, fashion is about looking and feeling good in the clothes we want. This guide shows you how to find the right dress that complements you best.

Take a Cue from Your Body Shape
Your body shape as a woman may fall into one of the following categories: straight, pear, apple, triangle, hourglass, diamond, or oval. Understanding your body type and how to style it will help you find the perfect outfit for every occasion. Some clothes, such as maxi dresses, come with loose styling that flatters all body types. These ladies’ dresses are so versatile in such a way that you can wear them at any time of the day, whether it be shopping or dinner dates.

You can always keep a relaxed yet chic look with these pieces of clothing. From here, things just get better. Maxi dresses can be worn by women of all heights, as long as they have the right body form. When you consider your body shape, factors like size, length, and style come to mind.

Create a Fashion Complement
Are you slim and looking for the perfect summer dress? Why not complement your figure with a piece that accentuates your legs while forming around your hips to reveal your feminine curves. Consider an outfit, such as a simple skater dress, and wear confidently and stylishly in the daytime. When it gets too cold at night or during winter, layer up with calf boots, a cardigan, and thick tights to keep warm and stylish.

Remember that there is no one-size-fits-all style for dresses as each individual has a unique body shape. Your shape may feature areas you consider your strongest features and parts you intend to conceal. Hence, find the right dress that manipulates these areas to provide a stunning look. For example, a pear-shaped lady (small bust and wide hips) should select outfits that emphasize the waist. An A-line dress with large sleeves will compensate for a narrower upper section.

For an apple-shaped figure (undefined waistline coupled with slender legs), choose clothing that conceals the waist. Sashes and belts will be great accessory options as well. Look no further on what outfit to wear for this body type. A-line dresses are your best bet. What about women who have strawberry shapes (broad shoulders and backs in addition to slim hips and legs)? Select tops with deep necklines and skirts with fluted hemlines (either full or flared). Avoid wearing tops that add to the upper section.


More Tips on Making a Fashion Statement
The summer months are great for pastel colour schemes. Pick dresses with soft nude shades of brown and pink–the favourite hues for an incredible summer wardrobe––to remain light and trendy. Make a strong fashion statement on any special occasion by choosing a retro flapper dress (knee-length, dropped-waist, low-cut back, high scalloped hemline, and boxy cut). Finally, add a touch of glitz to your ensemble.



Spring To Health with Superior Source Vitamins

April 25, 2021

Special thanks to Superior Source Vitamins for sponsoring this post and giveaway. Please see the terms and conditions on the giveaway widget for more information.

Spring To Health! With the beginning of Spring, it’s a beautiful time for renewal from the winter chill. What better way to celebrate the Rites of Spring than to focus on your health and well-being – eating right, enjoy taking walks and smell the roses, and of course rethink your vitamin regimen to give your body renewed vitality, energy and to boost your immune system.


What Makes Superior Source Vitamins UNIQUE: 


Superior Source Vitamins are MicroLingual® – “Under the Tongue Technology”. These TINY tablets work fast and are quickly absorbed into the body, dissolving in seconds – NO pills to swallow! Supplements that are swallowed lose as much as 50% of the potency in the high acid environment of the stomach.

  • No pills to swallow – large or small

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  • No chemical binders, No excessive fillers

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Vitamin B-12 • Vitamin D3 • Vitamin C • Zinc Plus • Biotin    

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Vitamin D3 - Vitamin D works in conjunction with calcium to help develop and maintain strong bones and teeth; is essential in maintaining eye health and helps maintain skin, teeth, eyes and the immune system.*

Vitamin C – Tangy Orange Melts - Vitamin C helps develop and maintain healthy skin and bones, to form collagen and also enhances the absorption of iron from plant-based foods we eat. Vitamin C also provides support to the body's immune system. NO sugar added and “melts” in your mouth. This is preferable to most “chewable” vitamin C products that typically are loaded with lots of sugar.* 

Zinc Plus - Zinc is an essential mineral required by more than 300 enzymes for the support of multiple systems and functions in the human body. In addition, studies have indicated that zinc promotes recovery from the common cold and supports immune health. Our Zinc Plus tablets are formulated with vitamin C and Elderberry as added protection for your health.* 

Biotin - Biotin helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, promotes nail and hair strength and supports cell growth.*

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You Don't Need Huge Crowds To Make A Memorable Wedding

April 21, 2021

When you’re planning your wedding, it’s important to consider what really matters to you in terms of the ceremony and how you celebrate it. To a lot of people, it’s an opportunity to gather up as many people for the biggest celebration possible, but that might not be your speed. But we are often encouraged to have big weddings to make them feel “special.” That need not be the case, however  Here are a few ways to make sure your wedding feels phenomenal even without the huge crowds.


Image - Pixabay License


Personalize it as best as you can

One of the considerations that you have to deal with when planning a big wedding is ensuring that it fits the overall sensibilities of the crowd. However, with a smaller audience, you can make it a lot more personal without worrying about everyone “missing” the point. This can include your own readings, music choices, personalized vows, and even making sure that every guest has a role to play as part of the ceremony, little or large. It creates an atmosphere of inclusion and makes sure it’s one the guests won’t forget in a hurry.


Enjoy a wedding with a vista

One of the benefits of a smaller wedding is that it opens up so many more locations for you. For instance, you don’t have to be as considerate to the needs of so many people, allowing you to get out to the kind of landscapes you find most inspiring. You can, for instance, feel much closer to nature and creation with a trip to a mountain wedding venue. More venues are able to accommodate you, too, if you don’t have an overly large party.


Get away from it all

Aside from choosing the kind of venue that better suits your needs, you can also take the opportunity to have a wedding and a vacation bundled into the same trip. A destination wedding can see you and your loved ones enjoying a location that you have always wanted to visit or perhaps one that has special meaning to you and your soon-to-be spouse. Of course, additional travel can make things more expensive so you might want to consult those that you definitely want at the wedding about how to help them make the trip.


Include people in events around the wedding

If you’re keeping the whole wedding tight-knit, then you can also make sure that the lead-up to the wedding includes that same tight-knit gang. For instance, rather than planning two big separate bachelor and bachelorette parties, it’s becoming a lot more common for those with intimate friend groups to have a joint celebration that includes everyone. For instance, you can take everyone out for a spa and adventure day, giving both sides of the party time to mingle and build a rapport before the big day itself.


It’s not the crowd that makes the wedding. It’s the occasion and how you choose to celebrate it. Hopefully, the tips above help you find the ways that best suit your needs and wants.




How to Manage COVID Isolation Fatigue

April 13, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever before have worked from home. At the same time, people have been cautious about leaving their homes and interacting with other people. While this has helped to control the spread of the virus, it has had some negative effects on many people. One issue that many are struggling with is isolation fatigue, which comes when someone spends too much time away from others. There are several symptoms that could show you are struggling with isolation fatigue.

Feelings of Loneliness

One of the most common signs that someone is struggling with isolation fatigue is that they can feel quite lonely during the day. This is particularly the case for people that live alone. Those that are struggling with isolation fatigue may feel quite isolated and down about not being able to interact with friends and family in the same way they did before. 

Anxiety and Depression

While those struggling with isolation fatigue may feel isolated initially, these feelings can eventually turn into more significant feelings of anxiety and depression. Being away from people that you love and care about is hard and not knowing when you can see them again can be even more challenging. This could result in extended periods of depression or even anxiety attacks.

Lack of Motivation 

Staying motivated during an increased period of isolation is challenging. Without the daily interactions in front of other people, you may find it hard to want to work hard, exercise regularly, or even follow a healthy diet. This can have a lasting impact on your personal relationships, career, and health well after the pandemic is over.

How to Reduce the Effects of Isolation Fatigue

While isolation fatigue is quite common today, there are ways that you can help to beat the effects of it. Following these tips can help you feel less isolated and ensure that you are living the best life possible during the pandemic.

Stay in Contact With Others

While there is nothing quite like seeing someone you care about face to face, you can help to feel less isolated by staying in contact with those that you care about. Some great options for this can include having regular video chats, having phone calls, and even sending emails and text messages. These simple forms of communication can help you feel connected with others.

Have a Routine

When you are going through a period of isolation, and you want to feel good and stay motivated, putting yourself on a routine is very important. You should have a routine that will include all important aspects of your life including a schedule for when you go to sleep and wake up, when you will exercise, and periods of time when you will stay focused on work. Having this will help you stay on track with your goals, will give a sense of accountability, and can help you feel motivated. 

Take a Break

While staying on track and motivated is important, you need to remember that this is a stressful time. Due to this, you should look for ways to relax and unwind when you can. By taking breaks and getting outside in nature, you can get the fresh air that you might need to relax and feel better. 

The pandemic has caused more people to isolate than ever before. After doing this for more than a year, many continue to feel the effects of isolation fatigue. While these symptoms can be significant, there are tips that can be followed that will help you manage your isolation fatigue. 



2021 Mother's Day Gift Guide Roundup So Chic Collection

April 10, 2021

4 COVID Guidelines That Are Challenging Stargirl Actors

April 9, 2021


The COVID pandemic has changed a lot of things for people, including actors for television shows. DC's Stargirl is no exception, and Geoff Johns, the show's executive producer, has implemented several safety measures to protect his cast. Aside from subtle things, like symptom checks, several things could prove challenging for actors. Here are a few of the changes that can make filming more challenging for the cast. 

1. Face Coverings

Everyone is expected to wear face coverings these days, and actors are no exception. Actors are required to wear masks or other face coverings whenever they are not filming. The only time they are allowed to remove their masks is when they are being filmed. While it may not seem like much of a challenge, the cast is probably going to have to carry around several masks a piece so that they can change throughout the day so they aren't wearing the same nasty, sweaty face covering all day. 


2. Social Distancing

Social distancing has become a crucial part of staying safe, although this is impossible when filming a superhero show. Scenes that break social distancing are expected to be done with less talking, and actors are expected to have a negative COVID test beforehand. Since Johns has crafted a great superhero show with lots of action, this could prove challenging for the cast. After all, Stargirl and her sidekick S.T.R.I.P.E. aren't afraid to give the bad guys the boot. One thing that is a saving grace for the show is the cosmic staff which helps Stargirl fight villains from a safe distance. 


3. Limited Staff

Many companies have greatly reduced the number of staff working in the office, and the film industry is no different. To keep actors safe, unnecessary staff have been cut from production, such as hair and makeup artists. This makes it difficult for actors who are supposed to do all of their own hair and makeup unless it involves special effects. Trying to get the same look as they had before could be difficult for the cast, especially if they are not skilled at doing their own hair and makeup. 


4. Limited Capacities

Everyone knows that large crowds are to be avoided. This has resulted in limited capacities, which are carrying over into the entertainment industry. Crowd scenes are expected to be filmed at lower capacities, and extras should maintain social distances as much as possible. Although you wouldn't expect this to affect the actors, it will. Since the number of extras has been severely limited, the camera and audiences will be paying a lot more attention to the main cast, meaning they need to bring their A-game to every performance. 

These and other protocols have been implemented to make television production safe. Stargirl has not escaped these safety measures, and the actors are being affected by some of them, which has made their jobs a little more challenging. While these may make it tougher for the actors, the show continues to the delight of fans. 



The Best Way to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

March 26, 2021

Hey there friends! I hope each of you are having a wonderful week? Today I want to talk to you all about bugs. In particular, the dreaded mosquitoes! Mosquitoes can be a real pain, but it is my opinion that they are extremely bad in the south. We didn't have any very cool temperature this winter this year. Add that to all the rain, and it's already in the 80s here. Fortunately; they don't have to be. There are plenty of ways to repel and get rid of mosquitoes, so that you and your family don't have to worry about being eaten alive all summer when you're trying to enjoy the great outdoors.


This is a sponsored conversation written by Wrapped Up N U on behalf of Ambush Mosquito Traps.

Some Facts About Mosquitoes
  • Mosquitoes are deadly! We know mosquitoes as carriers for several harmful diseases such as Chikungunya, Dengue, Encephalitis, Malaria, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, and Zika virus. It is believed that because of this, mosquitoes are responsible for around 1 million deaths per year!
  • There are a lot of mosquitoes! According to the American Mosquito Control Association, there are over 3,000 different species of mosquitoes throughout the world.
  • Only female mosquitoes bite. This may surprise you and most people probably assume all mosquitoes bite, but no, it is only the females think we taste yummy.
  • What Attracts Her? Carbon dioxide gives insects the signal that blood is nearby, and since we exhale CO2, we make it easy for these pests to find us and other mammals.


Are you looking for a better way to control Mosquitoes? The Ambush Mosquito Traps can help you regain your outdoor space this summer. Living in South Georgia, I feel we have these blood suckers to deal with year around. The winters do not seem to get cold enough to kill them off or reduce their populations. We are thrilled to be working with Ambush Mosquito Traps and to be taking back our yard.


The Ambush Mosquito Traps is a proactive way to to help control the mosquito population in your yard. The Ambush Mosquito Trap comes with an Ambush Lure that releases an Octenol plume which is highly attractive to mosquitoes. This means that while your trap works 24 hours a day to break the breeding cycle, it can be supercharged for outdoor events like a barbecue, so that mosquitoes cloud around your Ambush Mosquito Trap, and not your guests. So you pretty much just set it up and let it run. I'd suggest setting reminders in your phone to replace Ambush Lure every 30 days for maximum effectiveness and control. It's easy to put together and has clear directions on how you set it up. 

Additional trips to help keep mosquitoes at bay

  • Plants That Repel Mosquitoes - One natural way to repel mosquitoes is to grow herbs or plants that have mosquito repelling properties in your yard, garden, or in a planter on your patio. Just a few plants known to repel mosquitoes include: citronella, catnip, catmint, lemon balm, lavender, lemongrass, pennyroyal, peppermint, wormwood, and rosemary. If you are having a barbeque or outdoor event, another way to keep mosquitoes at bay, is to throw any of these herbs on the grill, (rosemary works great for this). Not only will the herbs repel mosquitoes, so will the smoke from the grill.
  • Eliminate Standing Water - One of the best ways to keep mosquitoes away is to eliminate any standing water you may have lying around. This could include standing water in plants, your dog's water dish, a birdbath, gutters, dishes, etc. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, so eliminating standing water will help decrease the number of mosquitoes in the area.
  • Essential Oils That Repel Mosquitoes - Another natural way to repel mosquitoes is to use essential oils that contain mosquito repelling properties. Neem, lavender, citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, eucalyptus, and mint are all great essential oils that can keep mosquitoes away. No need for unpleasant smelling bug sprays or lotions, simply apply a few drops of one of these oils to the skin, or make your own all natural bug spray using a few different oils for a more effective repellant, and you won't have to worry about mosquitoes any longer.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar - Mosquitoes don't like apple cider vinegar, making it a great natural deterrent. Taking 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day, adding more of it to your diet, or moistening a cloth or cotton ball and applying it to the skin are all effective ways to use apple cider vinegar to repel mosquitoes and keep from getting bitten.
  • Attract Bats To Your Garden - Bats love eating mosquitoes, so another natural way to get rid of mosquitoes is to attract bats to your garden. Attracting bats to your garden can reduce the number of mosquitoes significantly, and will also lessen your chances of getting bitten, especially since research has suggested that a single bat can eat over 600 mosquitoes per hour.
We hope you the information we have shared to be helpful to better enjoy your summer. Follow Ambush Mosquito Traps on Facebook and YouTube to stay up to date with all the latest information.




Big SAVINGS with Verizon Wireless Prepaid Plan

Hey there, my beautiful friends! I hope each of you are doing well! Right now, it's more important than ever for us to stay connected. We are a family of 5 and I often feel as if we are all being pulled in different directions constantly, that's why our family relies on Verizon Wireless prepaid plans. Our family has been loyal Verizon customers for well over 15 years and counting. At Verizon, all plans include unlimited talk and text in the U.S. That's pretty important, especially in our family with 3 teenagers. They also offer unlimited text to 200 international destinations.  All plans include access to our 5G Nationwide network. When combined with 5G Ultra Wideband, the fastest 5G in the world (5G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. 5G Nationwide available in 2,700+ cities) you'll get our absolute best performance.

This post is sponsored by Sivan Social. All comments and opinions are my own.

Verizon Wireless prepaid plan offers a wide range of features and plans so you will find the perfect fit for all your family's needs. Currently, you fan get a Free Month of Verizon Prepaid Service Plus Up to $75 Off at Verizon.com offers expire 03/31 (restrictions apply). Now with 5G Nationwide included at no additional cost.


I am an android girl and wanting to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy A21 Prepaid. It has some amazing features 
  • Capture all the moments that matter, from any angle, with the quad lens camera. The 16 MP main camera lets you easily and quickly capture it all. Get creative with the ultra-wide lens to shoot frameable vistas or get up close and personal using the macro lens to take photos with striking detail.
  • Everything pops on the ultra-vivid 6.5" edge-to-edge display. Watch all your favorite memories and share-worthy content come to life in rich color and striking detail on the HD+ screen.
  • Galaxy A21's 4,000 mAh battery won't quit before you do. Spend more time staying connected to the things that matter with a long-lasting battery you can rely on. And when you need to fuel up in a flash, the Galaxy A21 supports Fast Charge for more power in minutes.
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  • It offers the best iPhone display ever for incredible contrast and higher resolution. With Ceramic Shield, which has four times better drop performance.
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I hope you all have a great weekend. Don't forget this offer expires on 03.31, you don't want to miss out on this amazing deal from Verizon.com.




A Week Away: Netflix’s First Musical Film Releases March 26!

March 25, 2021

In this Heartfelt, inspiring, uplifting musical, a troubled teen takes a leap of faith by attending summer camp — and unexpectedly finds love, friends and a place to belong. 

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Netflix.

Hello there, my beautiful friends! I hope each of you are having a wonderful week. If you are anything like me you keep up with all the new releases on Netflix. I'm not afraid to admit that at times I plan on activities according to when something will be on my watch list. If so, I want to give you a heads up that tomorrow, A Week Away: Netflix’s First Musical Film debuts Friday, March 26. That's right, it's time to get your favorite blanket, snacks ready and get ready to sing along! 


A Week Away is Netflix’s first musical film of its kind, releasing March 26th Troubled teen Will Hawkins (Kevin Quinn) has a choice to make - go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. While at camp, and with the help of his music, new friends and love interest (Bailee Madison), he learns the healing powers of kindness, forgiveness, and faith can be found in the most unlikely of places.


A Week Away takes us on an inspirational journey filled with busloads of spirit-filled teens coming-of-age with an uplifting message and soundtrack the entire family will love. Delivering encouragement as teens bond with old friends and newcomers during their annual week-long adventure at camp. Netflix’s A Week Away features a cast including the talents of Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker, Sherri Shepherd.


The official A Week Away soundtrack is available to all digital streaming providers with the physical album releasing April 23, 2021.

Netflix's A Week Away 12 Track Soundtrack features
  1. Let's Go Make a Memory | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker
  2. The Great Adventure | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker, Sherri Shepherd
  3. Good Enough | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling
  4. Dive | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker
  5. Baby, Baby | Jahbril Cook, Kevin Quinn
  6. Place in This World | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison
  7. Big House | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker
  8. Awesome God | God Only Knows (Campfire Medley) | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker
  9. Where I Belong | Kevin Quinn
  10. Best Thing Ever (Stage Version) | Kevin Quinn
  11. Best Thing Ever (Reprise) | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker
  12. Best Thing Ever | Johnnyswim
I hope you each have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to checkout A Week Away: Netflix’s First Musical Film Releases!