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Throw the Ultimate Tailgate

Football season is back, and that means it’s time to stock up on all the tailgating essentials. Nailing the food lineup is key because few things can ruin a good game like getting “hangry” before kickoff. This year, kick your game up a notch with simple tailgating recipes that bring the perfect blend of flavor and heat. These easy recipes will get you enjoying the festivities in no time, whether you’re tailgating at the stadium or homegating on your couch.

No matter which team you and your friends are rooting for, there’s one thing that all football fans can agree on: wings are the MVPs of game day. Wings have been holding the line ever since 1964, when Frank’s RedHot was the key ingredient in the first-ever Buffalo wings.

After all these years, there’s a reason wings keep their defending champ status: they’re easy to make and a surefire way to deliver that classic Buffalo flavor. Just bake the wings for half an hour to get that crispy coating, toss with your two-ingredient buffalo sau…

Nella the Princess Knight on DVD Today!!!

Nickelodeon's unconventional princess, Nella, is bringing action-packed adventures into homes with her first DVD release, Nella the Princess Knight, featuring eight exciting episodes from the show's first season. On January 30th, 2018, fans can join Nella on daring quests as she transforms into a princess knight and courageously defends her kingdom. Whether she's searching for a lost invitation or rescuing a phoenix, Nella is always ready to stand up for what's right. Nella the Princess Knight is produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media distribution and will be available on DVD January 30, 2018 for the suggested retail price of $10.99. Nella the Princess Knight contains the following episodes: Princess Nella's Orc-hestra                  That's What Best Friends Are For                    Big Birthday Surprise              Sir Clod                      The Blaine Game                    Knightly Knight Dragons������������…

21 Cheap Valentine's Day Date Ideas

1. Evening Drive
2. Movie Night
3. Candlelight dinner at home in the backyard under the stars
4. Stroll at the park
5. Coffee at local coffeehouse
6. Visit a museum
7. Grab the lawn chairs and stargaze from your backyard
8. Create a wine and cheese board
9. Play your favorite childhood board games
10. Workout together
11. Bake a mug cake and share it
12. One on one basketball game
13. Transform your bedroom into a bed & breakfast suite
14. Sip some hot cocoa and snuggle up while watching tv
15. Go window shopping for things for your dream home
16. Test drive your dream car
17. Transform your bathroom into a luxury spa retreat
18. Grab a Redbox movie on the way home from work and have Movie Night at home
19. Create a karaoke bar at home complete with hairbrush microphones
20. Go bowling on Wii or Kinect 
21. Create a vision board and discuss where you’d like to be in 1 year? 5 years? 10 years?

How are you and your lovebug celebrating Valentine's Day?  What are some other cheap Valentine's Day …

I've STILL Got the Christmas Spirit

This post is sponsored by USFG and SantaPNP I know it may sound crazy but I’m already thinking of Christmas 2018. It all started when da Book reminded me of my friend's birthday. I remembered I had signed up for Santa Portable North Pole and sent her a personalized birthday wish from Santa himself. 
I've been making Christmas magic With Portable North Pole for a couple of years now and I love it! PNP is one of my favorite apps.  

What is PNP?  Portable North Pole is a magical console used by Santa and his elves to send personalized video messages to the folks you care most about. In just a few simple clicks, you can provide Santa with all the information he needs to create a unique, tailor-made video message that would even bring a smile to Scrooge's face! 

Portable North Pole videos come in 2 main types: Christmas and Birthday greetings and they're free!  I just sent a birthday greeting to one of my friends and uploaded some pics I took during a recent Girl’s Night Out. …

SHIMMER AND SHINE: BEYOND THE RAINBOW FALLS Available on @NickelodeonDVD February 6, 2018

Discover magic in the most unexpected places in the new Nickelodeon DVD release Shimmer and Shine: Beyond the Rainbow Falls, available February 6, 2018. 
In this fantastical collection of episodes, Shimmer, Shine and Leah travel beyond the Rainbow Falls for all-new magical adventures where they'll explore wondrous locales and meet exciting new friends. Whether they're recovering a magical Genie Gem, searching for Zac in the forest, or rescuing Zeta from a wild whirlpool, Shimmer, Shine and Leah are always ready to work together and lend a helping hand.

Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Shimmer and Shine: Beyond the Rainbow Falls will be available on DVD February 6, 2018, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.
Shimmer and Shine: Beyond the Rainbow Falls contains the following episodes:

Rainbow Zahramay - When all the wishing magic in Zahramay Falls disappears, Princess Samira sends Shimmer, Shine and Leah into Rainbo…

PAW PATROL: SEA PATROL Available on DVD March 6, 2018

Nick's paw-some pups are back to save the day in PAW Patrol: Sea Patrol, available on DVD March 6, 2018. In the newest DVD collection, the PAW Patrol gear up for some underwater crime fighting and problem solving. On these six nautical adventures, including two double-length tails, the heroic pups suit up and doggie paddle their way through some daring deep-sea missions like saving a shark, rescuing a baby octopus, supporting the town pier and more. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, PAW Patrol: Sea Patrol will be available on DVD March 6, 2018, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

PAW Patrol: Sea Patrol contains the following episodes:

Pups Save a Baby Octopus - When a baby octopus gets separated from its mother and sinks the Flounder, the Sea Patrol must save the day.Pups Save a Shark - Hoping to have the whole beach to himself, Humdinger makes a robotic shark to scare everyone away.Pups Save the Pier - The pups wo…

7 of My Favorite Blogger Apps

It's a new year and the blogosphere is buzzing about blogging goals.  Some are focused on generating readership, others on SEO and others on something else, the one thing we have in common is nourishing this blog baby of ours.

Three Boys and an Old Lady is my baby.  I started this blog 10 years ago.  Yep, 10 years.  I've learned a lot of tips and tricks these past 10 years.  Tips on how to make your pictures pop, get that perfect post title, schedule posts, and more and I am so happy to share some of my favorite apps.

Hootsuite: Scheduling posts to multiple social media platforms is super simple with Hootsuite.  Hootsuite is easy to use and versatile.  The search feature is one of my favorite features especially when engaging in Twitter parties or searching for hashtags or keywords.  I've been using the Free version of Hootsuite for years and I love it.  There are Pro and Business versions of the app available for minimal costs.  

Snapseed:  If you take pics using your phone …

RUGRATS: SEASON THREE & RUGRATS: SEASON FOUR Both Available on @NickelodeonDVD February 6, 2018

Following last year's release of the first two seasons of Rugrats on DVD, fans will love the next set of baby adventures with Rugrats: Season Three and Rugrats: Season Four each available on DVD February 6, 2018.

Rugrats: Season Three contains all 52 episodes from the show's third season and features classic episodes like "Naked Tommy" and "Angelica Breaks a Leg." Viewers will have a blast as they join Tommy, Chuckie and the gang as they grab a screwdriver, break out of the playpen and embark on over ten hours of grand adventures to the moon, north pole and even to Chuckie's first haircut!

Rugrats: Season Four picks up right where season three leaves off and contains over six hours and two discs of adorable adventures from season four. Fans won't want to miss the chance to relive the classic Rugrats family vacation, meet Spike's babies or laugh along as Phil and Chuckie discover the joys of dresses!

Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and …

The first Swago: Shopping Edition of 2018!

Still recovering from all of your holiday shopping? The online rewards site Swagbucks has a smart and fun way for you to earn and save when you spend.
Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.

Click here to get started!
Here’s what you need to know to get your 300 SB Bonus(and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern): Go to the Swag page and make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change …

Learning YOUR Body's Normal: The Reality of Amenorrhea

Many thanks to Agnes at Bits-en-Pieces for inspiring me to pen this post.

In my early 20s my menstrual cycle changed dramatically.  

I went from regular monthly cycles to sporadic cycles every 2-3 months eventually to 1-2 cycles a year.  My friends were having "normal" monthly cycles but I wasn't. Even my mom and my sister's cycles were in sync, mine wasn't.  Something was wrong.

During one of my annual gynecological visits I was told I had amenorrhea.  Amenorrhea is the absence of a menstrual cycle.  Amenorrhea is a common condition and most women will experience amennorhea at some point in their life.  During pregnancy, while breast-feeding, some prescription medicines, stress or in menopause are typical times for women to miss their cycles.  Women may also experience amennorhea while on certain types of birth control. 

I figured the stressors of college, relationship changes and relocating were what was causing my cycle to be off. The dreaded self-diagnosis.  In h…

2018 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate!!!

February 16, 2018 – BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios)
#BlackPanther

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposi…

5 Fashionable Blues to Rock This Winter

Temps dipped to a chilly 4° over the weekend. It was so cold I  had to break out the "big coat".   You ever hear that term, "the big coat"?  My great grandma used to call our long coats "the big coat" and once winter's chill hit, it was time to break out the "big coats".

A lot has changed since I was a kid.  Back in the day, the big coats were either black or beige.  Fast forward to today, bold and brightly colored coats and jackets are everywhere which means I can rock a jacket perfectly paired with my colorful boots.

A few weeks ago Macys had their annual sale and I picked up these ZiGiny booties in navy blue and I only paid $20 and I even earned some Swagbucks with my purchase.  
Finding the perfect "big coat" to pair with this boots was easy.  I found this Tom's Ware Womens Trendy Double Breasted Wool Pea Coat on Amazon for under $35.  The color perfectly matches my boots.  

A coat AND boots for under $100?  UNDER $100!!! That …