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Marvel Studios Unveils Phase 3 of Marvel Cinematic Universe!!!

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I was never a big Marvel fan until I saw the Avengers. Now I’m absolutely addicted to Marvel! I’m so excited to see all of these new films coming out!!

 

Yesterday morning, during a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the films that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a mix of fan-favorite characters and several heroes who will be making their big-screen debuts. Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man”), Chris Evans (“Captain America”) and Chadwick Boseman (newly announced “Black Panther”) all made special appearances.

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The next two films to be released by Marvel are AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON on May 1, 2015, and ANT-MAN on July 17, 2015. Marvel revealed the dates and titles of nine additional films through 2019, including upcoming Captain America, Thor, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy installments, along with films featuring Black Panther – who, Feige announced, will be played by Chadwick Boseman – Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and the Inhumans.

 

The announced films are as follows:

 

  • 5/1/15 –  AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
  • 7/17/15 – ANT-MAN
  • 5/6/16 – CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
  • 11/4/16 – DOCTOR STRANGE
  • 5/5/17 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 (previously dated 7/28/17)
  • 7/28/17 – THOR: RAGNAROK
  • 11/3/17 – BLACK PANTHER
  • 5/4/18 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART I
  • 7/6/18 – CAPTAIN MARVEL
  • 11/2/18 – INHUMANS
  • 5/3/19 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART II

 

Ten films have already been released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with 2008’s IRON MAN. All 10 films opened at #1 domestically and have collectively grossed over $7.1 billion globally.

 

Two of these films, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS and IRON MAN 3, set records as the #1 and #2 domestic openings of all time with $207.4 million and $174.1 million respectively. MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS went on to become the third biggest film of all time worldwide, while Marvel’s IRON MAN 3 ranks as the sixth biggest film ever. They are the two highest grossing Super Hero films of all time.

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Earlier this year, Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, which broke the April opening domestic record with $95 million, earned $714 million worldwide and is the #5 film of 2014. Most recently, Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY crossed $757 million globally after opening with a domestic August record of $94.3 million and setting an October debut record in China, where it has now grossed nearly $90 million. It’s the #1 film of the year domestically and the #3 film worldwide.

 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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8 Ways to Pay Off Your Debt

 

 

 

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There are few feelings worse than drowning in debt. It’s not always easy to make your debt payments a priority, especially when you have so many bills and household expenses to take care of. Here are a few pain-free ways to get rid of your debt and start living with financial stability.

1. Pay your most expensive debt first (or the debt with the highest interest rate). It’s tempting to pay off your smaller debts right away, but you’ll make much more progress if you get the biggest, meanest debt out of the way first.

2. When it comes to your credit cards, never pay just the minimum balance – you’ll never get the card paid off! If you can’t pay the card off in full, at least pay double the monthly payment.

3. Struggling with paying your debt? If you need to make a payment stat, consider taking out an Idaho payday loan – you can pay it back in a couple of weeks when you receive your paycheck.

4. Balance transfers are a great option for people who need to consolidate their debt or avoid high interest rates. Open a card that boasts 0% interest for six or more months and then transfer one of your card balances to the new card. Keep in mind that this will only help you if you’re able to pay the balance in full before interest accrues.

 

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5. For the time being, stop using your credit card – the last thing you need on top of debt is more debt!

6. Whenever you get unexpected money, put it towards your debt. So long as you have a budget in place, your bills and necessities should be covered – anything extra can go to your loans and credit cards.

7. Make a list of any recurring services you’re paying for. Which of those services or products do you really need? Get rid of anything that isn’t necessary. Recurring payments easily slip through the cracks because you don’t think about them until they’ve already been charged, but they can be a major drain on your income.

8. Part of paying off your debt is making sure that you’re not living above your means. Take a good look at your daily habits. What are you doing that’s wasting a lot of money? Change your schedule or routine to save some cash, then apply that saving to your debt.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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Celebrate Mini Milestones with Netflix #StreamTeam

I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team.

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There are many mini milestones to celebrate all the time. Especially for the younger ones. But I sometimes forget to celebrate them. Netflix has great ideas on how to do just this!

Whatever “firsts” your family is celebrating this fall – from bringing home a new pet to a first school dance – Netflix can relate.

Here are a few that I’m sure will be coming up as I have a teenage son.  How fun would it be to celebrate a road trip! Watch a few episodes of Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives and get ready to hit the road!

 

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First Spelling Bee: Akeelah and the Bee

First Dance: Kickin’ It: S01E20, The Wrath of Swan

First Break-Up: Good Luck Charlie: S01E20, Girl Bite Dog

First Road Trip: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Netfilx even has crafts and desserts to make to celebrate. How fun to make this Memory Box.

Store all your milestone memories — like sports medals, vacation souvenirs, concert tickets and photos — in this DIY keepsake box. Click here to learn how to make your own.

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And I love chocolate covered pretzels .Mini milestones deserve a mini reward, like the sweet-salty combo of chocolate-covered pretzels. Make them extra special by rolling pretzels in your kids’ favorite treats – from Oreo dust and coconut to chopped nuts and sprinkles, the sky’s the limit. Click here to learn how to make your own.

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My daughter and I have been enjoying Netflix. We found some fun movies this weekend to watch, Nightmare Before Christmas, Baby’s Day Out and old seasons of Cutthroat Kitchen. I know that having the kid’s version on her tablet she is safe to watch all on her own.

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Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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LISTERINE Healthy Habit Heros #Sponsored #MC

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

 

Our family has always  had a routine when it to oral care. But this year somewhere in the middle of summer it got de-railed. It’s been hard getting back on track. The kids whine and I let one thing go then the next night the other and before you know it we’ve lost our routine!

 

Now that school is here and the kids have a regular routine, I’m putting our Oral Health Care Routine back on it’s tracks.

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LISTERINE sent me a package with all the things I need for our family.

 

 

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LISTERINE Smart Rinse Barbie Style which is pink and my daughter got so excited when she saw it.  Smart Rinse helps prevent cavities and removes particles brushing may have missed. It’s very easy for my daughter to use. Just squeeze the bottle to fill the cup at the top, swish and rinse.

 

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The LISTERINE ULTRACLEAN Flosser is for me! I unfortunately have spaces that need to flossed after every meal and this tool is perfect to get those hard to reach places.

The LISTERINE POCKET PAKS are a great way to freshen your mouth on the go. It doesn’t just give you nice breath, it kills bacteria for truly fresh breath! I use to buy these for my stepsons for Christmas. Right in the stocking they went. They loved them and it was so easly to place in their pockets.

 

To find out where you can buy LISTERINE products go to: http://www.listerine.com/shop-now

For more tips on oral care go to: http:ww.listerine.com//w/

And check out  The LISTERINE YouTube page featuring the Healthy Habit Heroes video series: http://bit.ly/1ryY7Jr

 

Do you and your family have a routine? Do you find it hard to maintain?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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Halloween Treats, No Tricks

This is a sponsored post with Foodie.com.

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I love the Fall! Holidays are coming. Good Food. Fun Times. Great Memories. While I’m not crazy about cold weather I really do enjoy this time of year.

Everyone is gearing up for Halloween and I thought it would be fun to share some fun Halloween Treats with you. My daughter and I always have fun making fun and spooky treats to share with neighbors. I think the Owl Cupcakes will a big hit this year.

 

 

Check out Halloween Treats

by anne crane at Foodie.com

 

 

 

What Halloween Treats will you be making this year?

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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