The Finest Hours – Disney Movie Review

The Finest Hours – Disney Movie Review

When it comes to movies, when I see ‘Based on a True Story’ anywhere in the promotional material I tend to turn away. 9 times out of 10 they are based on sad, tragic stories and I ugly cry enough during sad fictional movies – I can’t deal with sad real life movies!


How to Manage Daytime Hunger

How to Manage Daytime Hunger

I have been compensated by Glucerna for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.Talk with your health care provider about a diabetes management plan that’s right for you. #GlucernaHungerSmart #CollectiveBias

Since I moved in with my BFF and her diabetic mom I have stopped buying the tempting, quick foods I used to. Now, I’m making the majority of meals and snacks from scratch, carefully choosing ingredients and how I prepare them. One of the hardest things about being diabetic is managing hunger in a way that won’t spike sugar levels but still leave you satisfied. (more…)

Zuppa Toscana Recipe – Olive Garden CopyCat

Zuppa Toscana Recipe – Olive Garden CopyCat

So, Kale is this super important food (which is why it gets a capital ‘K’) and we’re supposed to (according to some super smart people somewhere) eat it regularly. I have known this for a while but chose to ignore it because – Ewww, kale!. Leafy green vegetables aren’t anywhere near the top of my food pyramid… honestly, they’re not even on the thing. I don’t like spinach or cabbage and can only tolerate turnip/collard greens if they are cooked

I have known this for a while but chose to ignore it because – Ewww, kale!. Leafy green vegetables aren’t anywhere near the top of my food pyramid… honestly, they’re not even on the thing. I don’t like spinach or cabbage and can only tolerate turnip/collard greens if they are cooked just right, which is a rarity.


Win a Copy of Kindergarten Cop 2  #KinderCop2

Win a Copy of Kindergarten Cop 2 #KinderCop2

One of my all-time favorite movies is Kindergarten Cop. I quote the movie at least twice a week and I’m shocked when some people look at me like they have never watched it.

Of course, they’ve seen it; everyone has watched Kindergarten Cop at least once in their lives, right?!

Because if you have never heard Arnold Schwartzanager say “It’s not a tumah”, then you are so missing out!

I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume you have seen Kindergarten Cop. Don’t correct me if you haven’t, I would never be able to look you in the eye. Instead, I’m going to smile and say, GET READY TO WIN A COPY OF Kindergarten Cop 2!

Find out more about the movie below the giveaway entry form!

Enter to win a DVD copy of Kindergarten Cop 2. The contest is open to U.S. residents only.


Kindergarten Cop 2


 Kindergarten Cop 2




Universal City, California, February 16, 2016 – A family favorite gets reimagined in Kindergarten Cop 2, a fish-out-of water comedy available on DVD and Digital HD as well as On Demand on May 17, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Don Michael Paul (Jarhead 2: Field of Fire, Tremors 5: Bloodlines), Kindergarten Cop 2 stars action superstar Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables 3, Workaholics) and Bill Bellamy (White Collar, Royal Pains) along with an adorable ensemble of young actors and is bursting with laughs for the entire family.

Assigned to recover sensitive stolen data, a gruff FBI agent (Dolph Lundgren) goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, but the school’s liberal, politically correct environment is more than he bargained for.

The Kindergarten Cop 2 DVD and Digital HD will delight longtime fans and new viewers alike with hilarious bonus features including deleted scenes, a gag reel and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. 


  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel 
  • Kindergarten Cop 2: Undercover 


Presented By: Universal 1440 Entertainment, Imagine Entertainment


  • Dolph Lundgren
  • Bill Bellamy
  • Sarah Strange
  • Aleks Paunovic

Directed By: Don Michael Paul

Screenplay By: David H. Steinberg and Murray Salem and Herschel Weingrod & Timothy Harris

Story By:   Murray Salem

Produced By: Mike Elliott

Executive Producer:  Dolph Lundgren

Edited By: Vanick Moradian

Production Designer:  Tony Devenyi

Director of Photography:  Kamal Derkaoui

Music By: Jake Monaco

Casting By: Jeff Gerrard DiGerolamo, Sean Cossey, CSA, J.J. Ogilvy



Street Date:  May 17, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number:  63174718 (US)/ 63174720 (CDN)

Layers: Dual Layer

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1

Rating: PG-13 for some violence and suggestive material

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Thai (feature only), Korean (feature only), Cantonese (feature only)

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese

Run Time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

Take the Pain out of UTIs with Uricalm + Giveaway

Take the Pain out of UTIs with Uricalm + Giveaway

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I think I was 12 the first time it happened. I remember crying because it hurt so bad when I used the bathroom. It felt like razor blades were ripping through my bladder. I remember going to the doctor and learning for the first time about urinary tract infections. It was all downhill from there. After a few visits, it was determined I was one of the lucky people with recurring UTIs. 

At first, we thought it was something I was doing; using the wrong soap, not wiping properly.. but turns out sometimes it just happens. In fact, it’s actually pretty common for women to experience recurring UTIs and even some men.

Fact: Up to half of all women will experience a painful UTI in their lifetimes and 20% will experience recurring UTIs. 

Here I am in my mid-thirties and still endure the pain and frustrations that come with urinary tract infections. Thankfully they are not as common as they were in the past, but they still suck. Uricalm sent me (for review purposes) a couple of their products to try: URICALM® MAX and URICALM® Cranberry. You can get a $3.00 coupon at

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I can personally vouch for this and the fast relief it provides. I’m talking, within 15 minutes of taking it fast relief. Luckily you can find it nationwide at most retailers.

Uricalm® Cranberry is a daily cranberry supplement that helps support urinary tract health*. The primary active ingredients in these are cranberries and D-mannose. Both ingredients have been shown (in studies) to help support a healthy urinary tract*. 

Did I mention these are chewable? Don’t worry – they don’t taste bad 🙂 They’re great for those of you who can’t stand to drink cranberry juice, but still want the health benefits that comes from them. You can take this daily.

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