12 Recipes Inspired by Julia Child

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I didn’t really know who Julie Child was until I watched the movie, “Julie and Julia.”  What an awesome movie!  And I have to say that her recipes sounded amazing!!! In my recent visit to Foodie.com, I added a few recipes that sounded amazing and that were inspired by Julie Child.  The recipes ranged from […]

Back-to-School Shopping for Our 6 Kids at Kohl’s

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School is just around the corner and that means new clothes and school supplies for the kids.  When shopping for these items, we want the best deals we can get.  That means quality products that are budget-friendly for a large family like ours.  When shopping for our big family, finding everything we need in one location […]

Guarantees Matter When It Comes to Our Electronic Devices

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Imagine this situation.  You’ve just received a new present that requires batteries.  You head over to your stash of brand new batteries and pop in those bad boys to get your new device going.  You replace the cover and go to turn it on.  An immediate wave of disappointment sweeps over you as you discover […]

My First Coach Purse & Wedding Accessory Too!!!

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It’s hard to believe that our wedding is less than 7 months away.  The time is starting to fly by now more quickly than it was 5 months ago!  I’m getting so excited and can’t wait to marry my best friend.  Wedding planning has included shopping for a wedding dress, as well as a veil, […]

Happy 6th Birthday to The Mommy-Files + Giveaway!!!

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It’s hard to believe that 6 years ago, I started The Mommy-Files.  I was married at the time and had a family blog, but wanted a blog that was all my own.  A blog where I could talk about motherhood (both the struggles and joys), connect with friends and family, and share my experiences through […]

“Rio 2″ Flies Onto Blu-ray & DVD + Giveaway!!!

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We loved the movie Rio and were looking forward to Rio 2 coming out on Blu-ray and DVD!  Well we don’t have to wait any longer because we can now enjoy Rio 2 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital copy.  In Rio 2, the cast of the animated hit comedy Rio returns – along with a new flock of […]

Our Newest Favorite Show on Netflix

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I love to watch t.v.  I do.  I admit it.  I find it relaxing to escape real life just for those brief minutes and watch the fictional experiences of others.  Frank and I especially love to watch shows together once the kids have gone to bed.  We’ve enjoyed “Breaking Bad,” “True Blood,” “The Walking Dead” […]

Enjoy Dining Out with Denny’s New Fit Fare Menu

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When you go out to eat, do you tend to worry that what you’re eating is high in calories or fat?  No need to worry about it anymore when you dine out at Denny’s Restaurants!  Denny’s now has a Fit Fare® menu that offers items to guests looking for healthy eating choices without compromising on taste, value […]

Cruising the Carnival Inspiration for Frank’s 40th Birthday!

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If you follow The Mommy-Files, you know that I love to travel and especially love to cruise!  This May, my handsome, smart and amazing fiancé turned 40 years old.  To celebrate his birthday, we decided to go on a Carnival Cruise to Ensenada with some of our friends.  It was so much fun!!!! We decided […]

How to Overcome Allergy Face with ZYRTEC

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®. With Spring and Summer comes beautiful flowers and wispy trees.  However, with this natural beauty also comes allergies.  Allergies not only come with the seasons, but can come with some of our most beloved pets too.  If you’ve ever experienced allergies, you know […]

Excited to Host Our “The Other Woman” Closet Swap Party!

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Have you seen the movie, “The Other Woman?”  Thanks to Fox Home Entertainment, I have the opportunity to invite a few of my close friends and family to a viewing party in my home!  Not only are we gonna eat popcorn and candy, drink wine, eat brownies, and watch the movie, but we’ll all leave […]

My First Experience as Maid of Honor

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In my life, I’ve only been to a few weddings.  The first weddings I went to were when I was a little girl and they were the weddings of my mom and stepdad, as well as my dad and stepmom.  The next wedding I went to was my own at 20 years old and I was […]

Disney’s “Planes: Fire & Rescue” Movie Coming to Theaters on July 18th + Giveaway!!!

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We love to go to movies as a family!  Most recently, we took the kids to see a movie and the trailer played for Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue.  Immediately, my 6 year old whispered to me that he wanted to see it when it came out and the other kids agreed.  Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue will […]

Test Driving the 2014 KIA Cadenza in Comfort & Style

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As a blogger, I have the opportunity to test drive a lot of different cars.  I love driving, so test-driving cars is definitely right up my alley!  I recently got to test-drive one of my favorite cars – the 2014 KIA Cadenza.  Oh my gosh, talk about driving in luxury.  This car rocked! I was […]

Take a Family Daycation to the Beautiful Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, California

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I love to travel and love living in California!  Do you know what I love even more?  Traveling to different beautiful places within the state of California!  Last year, I had the opportunity to check out the newly renovated Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, California.  Let me tell you – it’s a gorgeous hotel […]