A New Dawnn

Friday, July 3, 2015

The Longest Ride Date Night Tips and More

It's not often I get time to myself but when I do, I love to curl up with a good book. I'm a big fan of Nicholas Sparks' books and his movies. His latest movie is arriving on DVD and Blu-ray July 14th. I'm thrilled to share this clip from the movie and I'm even giving away a copy of the movie!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

This July 4th We're Going HOME! #HomeRoadTrip

 This July 4th weekend we're headed on a little road trip to spend time with family. Anytime the kids get to go to grandma's house they're excited. Thankfully we still live in the same state, but it's still a long enough road trip that I need to make sure we're have plenty of things to do for the kids. The baby will sleep for most of the ride but my son gets bored in the car after awhile. So I packed up a bag full of some fun activities to keep him busy. We even received this awesome HOME road trip kit to help make our trip even more fun!

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!