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Tammy Litke is a Dallas blogger, blogging since 2008.  She loves to watch movies, play video games, spend time in the kitchen, and travel.  Between recipes and reviews you'll find many helpful and some just plain funny posts on her blog. Welcome, pull up a chair and stay for a while!

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Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day, September 26th

John Chapman, or you may know him as Johnny Appleseed, was born on September 26, 1774. Yes folks that's just a week and a bit away!  Whether you have pre-schoolers or grade schoolers there are fun things you can do to celebrate this day.  Homeschoolers can plan a whole day around Johnny Appleseed and of course others can bring their knowledge and fun to school and celebrate before and after too!

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Pollo Tropical® Comes to Frisco, TX

Pollo Tropical, the beloved Florida-based fast-casual eatery, opened its third and fourth Texas locations in Frisco earlier in September.  It is a distinctly Caribbean-inspired restaurant, featuring bold and tangy flavors using savory island spices, mixed herbs and citrus.  These are blended into rubs and marinades that enhance the flavors of fresh vegetables and pork, beef and Pollo Tropical's signature chicken dishes.

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Rita Hazan's Ultimate Shine Color Gloss Collection

Celebrity hair colorist Rita Hazan recently introduced the newest in her Ultimate Shine Color Gloss collection in the following forumlas: Brown, Red, and Blonde.

The Ulitmate Shine Color Gloss ads lustrous shine to help color-treated hair maintain its vibrancy between salon visits.  After spending countless hours in the laboratory perfecting each shade, Hazan is pleased to expand her existing line (which included Breaking Brass and Clear Gloss) to address these specialized hair colors.

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Put your feet up, it’s HALF TIME™ by Applegate and Giveaway

I don't know about you, but I've always had a problem with people wanting to know what's in my lunch.  From grade school to work places, I've had my Holly Hobby lunchbox to my brown paper sack pawed and gone through seeing if there was something in there worth offering a trade for or to mooch.

I think I've solved one of the problems.  That one being the lunch bag itself.  I figured if I disguised it in such a way to repel people rather to invite them, perhaps they would leave my lunch alone.

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Meal Planner Review/Giveaway

A number of weeks ago a fellow local DFW blogger, Carrie, asked if I'd like to review one of her Meal Planners.  I was eager to do so because my meal planning skills of late have been dismal.  I even subscribe to an online meal planning service and haven't opened any of the e-mails in months!  It is the curse of being busy and trying to fit every minute of time into a summer that goes by too, too quickly.  But when we dropped Amber off at college, I knew that I needed to start meal planning again or we were destined to eat frozen dinners and canned beans for the next four years.

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Big Hero 6

Have you all been to the movies lately?  If you haven't then let me clue you in on a release that will be coming out in November from Walt Disney Studios called BIG HERO 6

Better yet...let me show you!

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New Gadget Recoil Winders is the Solution to Tangled Cord Clutter

Everyone can relate to tangled cord frustration when they confront a knot of headphones, USB cords and cell phone chargers. Spring-loaded and totally automatic, Recoil Winders is the first-of-its-kind cord cleanup product giving consumers a solution to tangled cord clutter.

Recoil Winders’ efficient and time-saving retractable design ensures cord protection and organization in homes, offices and for people on-the-go. Check out this 30 second video to see Recoil Winders in action and how they solve the problem of tangled cords:

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Breakfast Makes Cents at Market Street - Recipes for Cereal & Yogurt

Faux Lemon MeringueThe average cost of lattes for a week could buy you a month of breakfast choices at home. Starting today until the end of September, Market Street is featuring a special selection of breakfast items in their weekly ads, all designed to help you create a quick, easy, nutritious breakfast at home and save.  Savings on cereal, biscuits and yogurt will be a part of the event, and I've got a couple of recipes below that you can make with the items you purchase and saved on!

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Dolphin Tale 2 Premieres this Friday

Dolphin Tale 2 opens in theaters this Friday, September 12!

Dolphin Tale 2 tells another true story inspired by the life of Winter Dolphin, but also involves a new baby dolphin named Hope who was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in 2010.  Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, and Harry Connick, Jr., are all back for Dolphin Tale 2.

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Mockingjay | The Rebel Warrior Posters! #OurLeadertheMockingjay

Have you seen the REBEL WARRIOR POSTERS for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 featuring the fearless rebels of District 13: BOGGS (Mahershala Ali), CRESSIDA (Natalie Dormer), MESSALA (Evan Ross), POLLUX (Elden Henson), GALE (Liam Hemsworth), and CASTOR (Wes Chatham)?

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