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Time to declutter!!!

Decluttering expert Tracy McCubbin, founder of dClutterfly, has 10 tips and tricks to declutter and organize your home in preparation for kids to go back to school, including:
Before the onslaught of this school year’s crush of homework and artwork, make sure you have decluttered last year’s!After a summer of “I’m bored” you’ll have a great idea of what toys your kids really play with.  Time to donate (or toss if they are broken) toys that didn’t get touched.  And don’t forget the holidays (more stuff) are just around the corner.  3.1% of the world’s children live in America, but they own 40% of the toys consumed globally.Did summer reading lists create a glut of books in your home?  Time to do a purge of the books that won’t get read again or won’t ever be read.  Also, return the overdue library books!Running around in bathing suits and sprouting up like weeds means your kids have outgrown a lot of last year’s clothes. Time to do a deep dive on their clothes and donate the clothes the…

Shimmer and Shine - Magical Pets of Zahramay Falls

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Savannah is still young enough to not be into all of the Nickelodeon shows, but she does have some that she likes.  We have not introduced Shimmer and Shine on a regular basis, but I have seen the kids going crazy over it and she loves it when she does get to see it on TV.  Lucky for Shimmer and Shine fans, Nickelodeon  has released a new DVD.
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The fascinating pets of Zahramay Falls come out to play in the new DVD - Shimmer and Shine: Magical Pets of Zahramay Falls. In this magical DVD collection, viewers are introduced to Shimmer and Shine's exotic animal friends including a rainbow tiger, a color-changing fox and more! Fans can join their favorite genies-in-training and their fur-ever friends as they compete in a tale…

Almost time for #TheNutJob2

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We love the First Nut Job, so we are so excited to see this one! Just thought I would share with you! Maybe I can take the kids as a treat to celebrate my birthday?  It comes out August 11, so get ready!



THENUTJOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE In Theaters August 11 Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where theevil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park. THENUTJOB 2 also features the voice talent of Katherine Heigl (TheNutJob), Jackie Chan (Kung Fu Panda 3), Peter Stormare (Penguins of Madagascar), Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man), Isabela Moner (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life), and Maya Rudolph (TheAngry Birds Movie). 
Cast: Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Moynihan, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Bobby Cannavale, Isabela Moner, Sebastian Maniscalo, Peter Stormar…

So much fun @BeauBiloxi

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If you remember me talking about how much we love the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi, you might be curious as to why I take my kids to a "casino."  There are some people that just don't realize how much there is to do there.  Today, I want to share more about "The Beau!"

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First of all, as I have mentioned before, The Beau Rivage Resort and Casino is so much more than just a hotel and casino. When we went to Biloxi to handle things after the death of Marc's dad (years ago), we were lucky to be stranded there. Not sure what I am talking about?  The weather was bad and that was when the Ice Storm hit the south. We were stuck at The Beau and it could have been worse.  They have several restaurants…

Fun night with the @BiloxiShuckers

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Life has been pretty hectic lately around here. (Saving that for another day!)  I just wanted to recap about an amazing time we had over summer break and share a bit with you.  If you have been here for a while, you might know that we love Biloxi, Mississippi. In 2015, they went and upped their game, bringing in a Minor League Ball team!  (See what I did there?) You read that right, they now have a baseball team!  Last year, we were not able to make it to a game, so when we planned our summer trip for this year, we planned it based on their home schedule and I am so glad we did!
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When we got to Biloxi, we came right in time for bad weather. It ended up changing our plans some, but it all worked out for the best and we made the most of it!  We were able to make it to a Friday night game and the tickets we were given were amazing seats! Broxton had so much fun he…