Liza

Aug 262014
 

We’ve all had one.  One of those days where nothing goes our way and all we really want to do is grab a spoon and pint of ice cream and tell the world to take a number.

Alexander has had one of those days.  It starts out with gum in his hair, and just gets worse from there.  And when he attempts to get a little sympathy from his family, he doesn’t find anyone to commiserate with him.  Soon, though, each member of Alexander’s family finds themselves struggling with their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Crustless Quiche Recipe

In the movie, Alexander’s father Ben serves up a crustless quiche recipe for his family.  I think you’ll find this recipe so easy that even if you’re having a horrible day and have little time (or patience) to put dinner on the table, that you’ll be able to pull it off without much trouble. Continue reading »

Aug 242014
 

PBS KIDS has recently announced a few new DVDs as well as new episodes and all new shows.  There are also new apps available, new ways to stream your favorite PBS KIDS shows, and an extra 30 minutes of Sesame Street!

PBS KIDS DVDs

New PBS KIDS DVDs

Daniel Tries Something New released on July 15th.  It has a 100 minute run-time with eight episodes, one of which is “Daniel Goes to School” that Bubbles loves.  There are also some printable activities and coloring sheets included, too. Continue reading »

Aug 222014
 

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Cars.com and their #NewCarFace promotion. All words and opinions are my own.

I remember the very first time I set foot on a car dealership lot.  I was still in high school, anxious to pick out a first new vehicle to take off to college.  Walking up and down the row after row of shiny new cars in ever color under the sun was a little intoxicating, to be honest.

Cars.com #NewCarFace Promotion

While I’d like to say I drove away in my own new car instead of jumping back in the passenger side of the vehicle I rode there in, I cannot.  As I said, I was a high school kid and a used car purchased from a friend was much more my speed than trying to take on car payments and four years of tuition at the same time.  I dreamed, though, of the day that I’d have that “new car face” as I signed on the dotted line. Continue reading »

Aug 212014
 

Fans are already buzzing about the Starz Outlander series.  Have you had the chance to check it out yet?

If not, you really need to. You can even watch a sneak peak on three screen types thanks to Time Warner Cable.  So there’s no excuse not to enjoy at least a little Outlander love.

As I shared a couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to preview the first two Starz Outlander episodes.  At that time I promised no spoilers, but now that the series is in full swing, I can share a bit more of my thoughts and opinions on what I’ve seen so far.

Starz Outlander Series Craigh na Dun

First I have to say, one of the unexpected “characters” of the show is definitely the Scottish countryside.  It really helps immerse you in the time period.  When the sun comes peeking through the trees or you see the fog and mist rolling across the hills, you really feel like you’ve been transported right along with Claire. Continue reading »

Aug 212014
 

I received a prize pack in order to create back to school lunchbox ideas. All thoughts and words are my own.

Kids around the country are heading back to school, triggering the question of “what can I pack for lunch?”  Of course there’s the old stand-by, the sandwich.  It’s a classic for a reason: portable, easy to eat, easy to customize.

Back to School Lunchbox Ideas with an Easy Quesadilla Recipe

But why not send them back this year with something new?  Recently I was challenged by the folks at Azteca to come up with easy back to school lunchbox ideas using their tortillas.  While there are a number of great things I already make that use tortillas, I had to really think about what would be a good lunchbox fit. Continue reading »