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Lights! Camera! Action! Be a Star at Hollywood Wax Museum

During a recent trip to Branson, Missouri, the family had the opportunity to visit the Hollywood Wax Museum.  The Hollywood Wax Museum is easy to spot along Highway 76 thanks to the gigantic, life-size King Kong statue high atop the building. 

Dear Martese Johnson, Honor Students and Fake IDs

My heart ached upon hearing of the brutal beating of a young African American college student.  This morning my youngest son suddenly entered my room and a photo of a bruised, bloodied Martese Johnson being arrested flashed on the tv screen. 

The Berenstain Bears STILL Cranking Out Books After All These Years

The Berenstain Bears books have been around as long as I can remember.  I remember watching The Berenstain Bears on PBS when I was a kid.  I remember checking them out from our local library and purchasing a Berenstain Bears book or two from the school book fair when I was a kid.  The Berenstain Bears were popular because there was always a moral to the story and I guess that's one of the reasons the series has lasted so many years.  I did a little research and found out the series premiered in 1962.  Flash forward 53 years later and The Berenstain Bears are still at it.  Thats' pretty amazing isn't it? 

Get Those Fab Pics Off Your Phone and Share Them

How many fab photos do you have on your phone?  50?  100?  200+?

Time to release the pics from the imprisonment of your phone.  
Has your phone replaced your camera?  I used to lug my camera with me all the time but now I find myself using my cell phone to capture those can't miss moments.  Sharing pics on social media or via text is great but some of those pics are so fab they're worthy of something more special.  Those are the pics I use as greeting cards, calendars, and photo books.  

Flintstones and WWE: Stoneage Smackdown Blu-Ray Combo Pack Giveaway

When Fred loses his family's vacation money, he hatches one of his hair brained plans to get it back. It's a sports entertainment spectacle that involves throwing his best bud, Barney into the wrestling ring with the likes of John Cenastone (John Cena), Rey Mysteriopal (Rey Mysterio) and even The Undertaker, with Fred himself as event promoter! The crowds roar, the "clams" are pouring in from ticket sales and even Mr. McMagma (Vince McMahon) is taking notice of all the hoopla. Including all-star appearances from The Boulder Twins (Brie and Nikki Bella) Marble Henry (Mark Henry) and Daniel Bry-Rock (Daniel Bryan), it's time to get the whole family together for hard-hitting, side-splitting laughs from the most epic event in all of prehistory!

Own it on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and Digital HD 3/10 and be sure to check out the interactive app below to:
    •Take the quiz to find out which Flintstones and WWE Stone Age Smackdown Star YOU 
are?
• Download the fun activities - an…

Have You Ever Visited a Hollywood Wax Museum @USFG

Have you ever visited one of those tourist-y Hollywood Wax Museums?  No matter where we vacation:  Orlando, San Francisco, LA, New York, Branson, there is always one of these wax museums.  For a long time I avoided them thinking they were a) kinda creepy, b) too tourist-y and c) just creepy.

She's the FIRST In Her Family to Go to College

As I waited in the lobby to pick up my kids, I overheard a teenager whining to her mom "I need a 19".  "That's not good enough."  "Maaaahhhhhhmmmm... it's good enough.  It's not like a school grade"  

"How a 19 gonna get you into college?  Do you have all the paperwork?" the mom asked fumbling through a huge stack of papers.  

"Yes" replied the teen bluntly.

"A" tap
"C" tap
"T" tap tap tap.

"Ooh this too much" said the mom.

I smiled.  Someone's going to college.  I leaned in slightly listening deeper to their conversation.  The mother daughter bickering continued for a few minutes until the mom rose from her chair completely frustrated with her daughter.  The daughter let out a huge sigh.  

"Are you okay" I asked.
"Yes ma'am."  She said softly looking down at her laptop.

Her mom returned and sat down between us.  "Ooh this is so frustrating" she said lookin…

5 Tips to Help You Get Ready for Your 2015 Spring Break Road Trip

This has been a wicked Winter but rest assured Spring will soon be here. I know it's hard to believe while those mounds of dirty snow just outside your window but hang in there Spring is on its way!

As we gear up for our annual Spring Break Road Trip I decided to share some traveling tips with some of my fellow road warriors.  These tried and true tips are sure to help you save money as you and your family gear up for your road trip. 


#1  Make Sure ALL of Your Tires Are Properly Inflated
         Winter has wrecked havoc on city streets and potholes are everywhere.  Lessen your chances of a blowout by making sure your tires are properly inflated.  My mechanic suggests steering away from those gas station tire inflators with the auto tire gauge and don't rely solely on the your car's tire pressure monitoring system.  He suggests a quick visit to your local mechanic or tire shop is the best way to make sure your tires are properly inflated.  Don't forget about the spare ti…

The Legend of Korra–Book Four: Balance Coming to DVD March 10

The Legend of Korra is a hit in the Three Boys and an Old Lady household.  We are so excited to receive for review the latest in the series.

The Legend of Korra–Book Four: Balance arrives on Blu-ray and DVD March 10 for fans to relive all the excitement from the final season. 


Top 5 Things We Love About St. Patrick's Day

Time to pull your fave green shirt out of the closet. Yep, St. Patty's Day will soon be here. Hurry though, unlike Valentine's Day and Easter, the shopping days for St. Patrick's Day are few. How will you celebrate the holiday?

Check out our list of fave things to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
  1. Parades
  2. Beer...green beer
  3. Shamrocks
  4. Don't Pinch Me I'm Wearing Green
  5. Corned Beef

Parades
Mother Nature has wrecked havoc in one of the most notable St. Patrick's Day parade routes. Boston has seen a record-setting amount of snow so much that the local government is calling on citizens to help clear the parade route. Massive piles of snow won't stop revelers in their annual celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Way to go Boston!

Another famed St. Patrick's Day parade is the World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day parade in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Hot Springs boasts the annual parade along a road Ripley's Believe or Not's dub…

Check Out "Fool for You" by @TheCurtisFields

What are you listening to lately?

   What song is on constant replay on your daily commute?

Right now, I am vibing to Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" and the youngest of Los Tres Amigos is jamming to Vance Joy's "Riptide" and our family is rocking out to The Curtis Fields "Fool for You".

During last week's date night, Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" came on the radio.  I asked Hubby to turn it up and told him this song reminds me of us 'cept for the "I'll be loving you until we're 70" verse.  I will love Hubby ALWAYS!!!  The lyrics are a beautiful testament of endearing love and also remind me of couples we know in our family and at church who have been married much longer than our 17 years. 

"Riptide" on the other hand is a song I just heard yesterday evening.  The youngest and I were talking and listening to tunes when the song came on.  I was just about to switch stations when he jumped in with "…

The Best of Elmo 3 Now on DVD feat. Janelle Monae and Common

Elmo is back and more lovable than ever as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, release Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo 3 on DVD and digital on March 3, 2015. 


Today Only - Get a Free Stack of Pancakes at IHOP

Today is National Pancake Day!

Stop by your local IHOP and snag a complimentary short stack. Hurry this offer is only valid today, March 3, from 7 AM to 10 PM at participating IHOP restaurants. This is a fab freebie but everyone is encouraged to make a donation which will benefit area local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  This year IHOP hopes to raise close to $3.5 million.

For more info or to locate an IHOP near you visit http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/pancake-day-details.html

Anyone making a donation of at least $5 will receive a coupon for $5 off your next visit. 
Winner winner, pancakes for dinner!!!


Bubble Guppies Fin-Tastic Collection Now on DVD

This spring, dive in with the Bubble Guppies for six underwater learning adventures in the new DVD collection Bubble Guppies Fin-Tastic Collection. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Bubble Guppies Fin-Tastic Collection will be available on DVD today, March 3, 2015, for the suggested retail price of $21.99.


PAW Patrol: Marshall and Chase On the Case! Now on DVD

Did you know Paw Patrol was a winner of the 2104 Parents Choice Award in the TV Category for Fun Stuff (K2-5)?

Everyone’s favorite PAW Patrol rescue pups, Marshall and Chase, take fans on exciting rescue missions in this new DVD release from Nickelodeon’s number-one preschool series, PAW Patrol. PAW Patrol: Marshall and Chase On the Case! stars Marshall and Chase alongside the other PAW Patrol pups in eight new, action-filled adventure fans won’t want to miss. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, PAW Patrol: Marshall and Chase On the Case! will be available on DVD today, March 3, 2015, for the suggested retail price of $14.99.


PAW Patrol: Marshall and Chase On the Case! includes the following episodes:

Pups Pit Crew/ Pups Fight Fire - Ryder and the PAW Patrol have to rescue Alex when he takes off on his new “super trike.” Marshall proves to be a true hero when he puts out a real fire during a race for the Fastest Fire Pup tro…