Participate in the 2016 WrestleMania Reading Challenge #WWEMoms


Wrestlemania Reading Challenge

It’s always a great time of year for Wrestling fans, it’s getting down to Wrestlemania time! That means a ton of activities are going on, or coming up, and that includes something for the younger fans. The Wrestlemania Reading Challenge!

WWE and First Book have been doing the Wrestlemania Reading Challenge for a few years now and that includes 2016. This year, a sweepstakes contest and social media campaign has set forth to encourage kids and their families to read together.

In honor of Wrestlemania 32, WWE is donating 32,000 books to the Dallas area (where Wrestlemania is being held). WWE is asking kids and their families to sit down and read together for just 15 minutes every day, once you’ve done that, simply visit wrestlemaniareadingchallenge.com and enter the contest. Entrants will enter the amount of minutes they read that day and share on social media that they’ve taken the reading challenge.

There will be two grand prizes and 10 second prizes that include things like a replica WWE World Heavyweight Championship title! You can find the complete contest details and rules by visiting wwereads.com.

The challenge has already started and runs through Friday, Feb. 19th so there’s still time!

Teachers, are you in the Dallas area and interested in getting involved? Your encouraged to submit a “book wish” to Fist Book and be entered to win books from WWE for classrooms and programs until Feb. 19th. One school will be selected to receive a visit from WWE Superstars, a reading celebration and a 1,000 book donation to their school!

I have been compensated for this post as I participate in the WWEmoms campaign – all opinions expressed here are my own.
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February 15, 2016 – 1:37 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, Wrestlemania, WWE | 1 Comment »

Romantic Comedy THE DOG WEDDING


The Dog Wedding

The new romantic comedy THE DOG WEDDING opens in theaters March 11. This fun, smart movie has something for everyone and is the first-ever film to explore the popular dog ‘puptials’ trend!

The film stars beautiful German acclaimed actress Rosalie Thomass, who was just awarded Best Actress at the Bayerische Filmpreis (Munich). Her Co-Star is World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler Matthew Bloom, known worldwide as Head Coach of WWE “NXT”, the fast-growing WWE brand, and popular WWE Network program.

The film is also the big screen debut for 100 canine couples who won “The Dog Wedding” Photo Contest. Over 500 photos of dogs in wedding attire, from 41 states and 12 countries, garnered 250,000 votes (including two from Sarah Jessica Parker). The winners, which total 3 million social media followers, include rescue ambassadogs Titus & Hailey, celebrity rescue Chloe Kardoggian and the inspirational Simon The Blind Pug. Their photos grace the film’s unique opening credit sequence.

Love at first sniff for two bulldogs sparks an unlikely romance between an overworked German businesswoman and an American wrestler in this bark-out-loud comedy. For the newly enlightened executive, sent to Arizona to close a pickle factory, their dog wedding becomes the surprise battleground to test her lifelong obedience to her CEO/father. Making her U.S. film debut, German star Rosalie Thomass plays opposite WWE’s Matthew Bloom, Bernhard Schütz and a delightfully eccentric cast.

The exclusive New York engagement begins March 11 at Cinema Village. The exclusive Los Angeles engagement begins March 18 at Laemmle’s Music Hall. The film’s Premium VOD pre-theatrical release begins February 12 on iTunes, Verizon Fios and Dish Network.

A share of every ticket sold benefits canine charities, including Canine Companions for Independence, Long Island Bulldog Rescue, MSPCA-Angell and Juno’s Place. Over $20,000 has been donated already from the film’s sold-out premieres.

THE DOG WEDDING (96 mins., MPAA rated PG-13, USA, 2016) Directed by James Lefkowitz. Written by Jason B. Hurwitz and James Lefkowitz. Starring Rosalie Thomass, Matthew Bloom, Bernhard Schütz. A 25th Frame Release. Distributed by Double Exposure and Quiver Digital.

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February 15, 2016 – 12:14 PM - | Posted in Entertainment, Movies, WWE | No Comments »

Valentine’s Day Brunch Ideas – Coconut Banana French Toast


Coconut Banana French Toast

Coconut Banana French Toast

Servings 6
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
1 banana
1 cup milk
1 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
11/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
12+ slices bread
2 T Coconut Oil

Instructions:

Heat griddle and brush with coconut oil. Blend remaining ingredients (except bread) in a blender until smooth. Pour into a shallow dish. Submerge each slice in mixture and place on griddle.

Cook till golden brown, then flip over to cook other side. Serve with maple syrup.

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February 9, 2016 – 6:50 PM - | Posted in recipes, Valentines Day | 2 Comments »

Chocolate Mocha Bundt Cake


Searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert recipe that will wow your family, or that special someone? This Mocha Bundt Cake is packed with love and flavor, not to mention also low in sugar! A Valentine’s Day (or any day) chocolate indulgence with half the guilt and twice the jolt. This decadent, delicious mix of chocolaty goodness, with a hint of coffee flavor, is the perfect ending to an amazing Valentine’s Day dinner!

Chocolate Mocha Bundt Cake

Chocolate Mocha Bundt Cake

Ingredients:
2 cups cake flour, plus more for dusting
2/3 cup high quality cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the pan, room temperature
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/4 cups sour cream
5 tablespoons cold brewed coffee
Butter Coffee Pour Over (recipe to follow)

Directions:
– Preheat the oven to 350°F.
– Generously grease a Bundt pan with butter. Set aside.
– In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
– In a standing mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter and sugar. Beat on medium speed until the mixture is smooth and light in texture (about 5 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping down the bowl after each addition. Add the sour cream and coffee and mix until combined.
– Gradually add the dry JUST until incorporated.
– Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt and bake until the center of cake springs back when touched and a skewer inserted near the center comes out clean (about 45-50 minutes).
– Remove the cake from the oven and pour Butter Coffee Pour Over mixture over the hot cake. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Release the sides and bottom of the cake from the pan with a narrow metal spatula or knife. Invert the pan onto a plate or cake stand. Remove the pan and dust with cocoa powder or powdered sugar before serving.

Butter Coffee Pour Over

Ingredients:
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup brewed dark roast coffee
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar

Directions:
– Add ingredients to a small sauce pan over low heat, stirring until all the sugar has dissolved. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.

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February 8, 2016 – 5:49 PM - | Posted in recipes, Valentines Day | No Comments »

“I Love HUE” – Paint On The Valentine Charm With Duri


Duri Nail Polish

Valentine’s day is upon us, how many of you are looking for a last minute gift idea? Why get the usual chocolates or flowers, why not give the gift of color?!?! Duri Cosmetics brings you the perfect set of polishes for Valentine’s Day.

Duri Valentine Hues

Their Valentine inspired hues come in some great colors like:
EVERY DAY IS A VALENTINE – a pigment rich true red
CUPID RULES – a modern bubblegum pink
ICED ROSES – a ten digit worthy pastel floral bouquet
UNEXPECTED KISS – a sheer, orchid pink
SWEETHEART – a bright, red-orange shade.

Duri Valentine's Gift Box

 

Whether you purchase them for yourself, or give them of a gift, Duri nail polish brings something new to a Valentine. To make things even better, Duri is allowing you to customize a Valentine’s Day Gift Box with your four favorite hues for just $24.

Duri Polishes are available retail for $6 each and can be found on www.duri.com. Duri nail polishes are completely safe, environmentally-friendly and 3 FREE (no DBP, TOLUENE, FORMALDEHYDE).

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February 8, 2016 – 4:50 PM - | Posted in Reviews, Valentines Day | 1 Comment »
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