A New Dawnn

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fresh Brewed Berry Iced Tea {Recipe}

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Growing up holidays were always spend with family. Either my parents or my uncle were in charge of the picnics or holiday dinners. Everyone would make their signature dish or drink and we would spend the day playing games and just having fun. I remember being a little girl and thinking how I couldn't wait until I was older and had my own family to throw big celebrations like that. I wanted my kids to have the same fun memories with family like I did. Fast forward to today and holidays are spent just like I hoped, with family enjoying the day together. Since we're getting ready for our big July 4th picnic this weekend, I wanted to put a delicious and fresh spin on one of my favorite drinks so I made this fresh-brewed Berry Iced Tea.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sheriff Callie's Wild West Prize Pack Giveaway

Do you have a little one at home who is a fan of the Disney Junior hit show, Sheriff Callie's Wild West? Then I have a fun giveaway for you! Available today, Walt Disney Records has released the Sheriff Callie's Wild West soundtrack. To celebrate, my friends at Walt Disney Records want to give away a fun prize pack to one lucky reader!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Entertaining Essentials You Don't Want to Forget

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Entertaining during the summer months is a must. We love to have family and friends come over, swim in the pool and just spend quality time together. It's moments like these that memories are made. So it's something we do a lot and not just in the summer. We love hosting get togethers year round, but summer parties are just that much more fun. Even just a little BBQ or get together requires planning. You need to make sure you have enough food, drinks and even entertainment for your guests. What about important things like toilet paper? 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Longest Ride arrives on DVD July 14th - Enter for Your Chance to Win a Copy

THE LONGEST RIDE, based  on Nicholas Sparks' beloved novel, is releasing on Blu-ray and DVD July 14th and one lucky reader is going to win a copy.Starring up and coming stars, Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood,  THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

5 Major Questions About Going Solar

A lot of homes in our neighborhood have switched to solar energy and it's something my husband and I have been putting some thought into. It's seems everywhere we look another house or company has converted to solar energy. Since it's not uncommon for us to lose power frequently during the summer months when thunderstorms are common, the idea of reliable electric coupled with the monetary savings only seems like the logical choice for us.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Throw an Easy Minion Breakfast Party

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There was nothing more exciting during breakfast when I was a little girl then finding that hidden toy in the cereal box. Since I was the big sister, I would always come up with reasons why I had to be the one to find it and my poor little sister always believed me. Then we'd end up fighting over the toy and who got to keep it. Oh the memories I have all because of those little toys. Things aren't much different today. Now it's just my son who gets super excited over the toys in the box. I'll admit there have been plenty of times in my adult life that I've bought cereal just for the toy. Lucky for him he doesn't have to worry about sharing his prize, at least for a few more years!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Join the DreamWorks HOME Twitter Party This Friday, June 26th

Dreamworks Animation's HOME Party Edition is being released on Digital HD this Friday, June 26th. To celebrate Dreamworks is hosting a Twitter party with the director, Tim Johnson. He'll be answering questions and tweeting along. Come on over to Twitter starting at 4PM PT/ 7PM ET and follow the hashtag #HomeMovieParty. There's lots of fun planned including prizes and surprises!! Hope to see you there!


Road Trip Ready with This DIY Monogrammed Beach Tote Project

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One of the great things about living in New Jersey is spending gorgeous summer days at the beach.  We live only about an hour away from our closest beach so it's the perfect place to head for a day trip. There have even been days we even made impromptu trips just to take a walk on the boardwalk and play. Those trips are what inspired this  DIY Monogramed Beach Bag project. I wanted to have bag I could leave in my car during the summer months with the essentials for a beach trip or even a trip to a friend's house to go swimming. If I had a bag packed in the car with towels, sunblock, etc. then it would be easy to just grab our swimsuits and go.