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"The Star" movie review

This is a guest post, my first ever. I am sharing a guest review of the new movie The Star. Please read the review here and show some love. I really hope you enjoy it and spread the word about the movie please.

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Things to Do in the Cincinnati area this holiday season

1. Festival of Lights - Cincinnati Zoo. November 18,2017-January 1,2018. This is the 35th year for the PNC Festival of lights and it is supposed to be the best one yet. Free for zoo members. Prices for adults start at $17 online and $19 at the gate, for kids starts at $12 online $13 at the gate. The festivities are 5-9pm Sunday-Thursday and 5-10pm Friday and Saturday. Santa visits start at 4pm. Train rides available for extra costs.
2. Holiday Show- Krohn Conservatory Nov. 18- January 7,2018. Check out the Cincinnati Choo Choo, which will send you back in time and teach you about holiday traditions. Check out all the amazing botanical work done to make everything beautiful and great. Open 10-5 daily. Adults $7.00
Youth (5-17)   $4.00 Children (4 and under) Free. Check here for special holiday hours. Live nativity also available 9-9 every day and is free to enjoy.

3. Light up Fountain Square- Fountain Square. November 24. Fireworks, Santa, music, food, and fun. 6-11pm Free. The ice rin…

Gluten Free Thanksgiving

So many now a days have to be or even choose to be Gluten Free. I have decided to put together some Thanksgiving recipes that are Gluten Free to help you this holiday season.

Green bean casserole: 2 cans cut green beans
1 can gluten free French fried onions (Aldi or Trader Joes)
1 box Pacific Brand GF cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk

*Combine green beans, 2/3 of the can of onions, milk, pepper(to taste) and soup in 8x8 baking dish. Bake in 325 oven for 20/25 minutes. Stir. Top with remaining onions, bake 5 more minutes.

Cheesy Baked Green Beans- Serves 4-6 2 lb. green beans, cleaned with ends removed 1/2 c. heavy cream 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 c. mozzarella 2/3 c. freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish kosher salt pinch red pepper flakes 2 tsp. lemon zest
*Preheat oven to 400°. Place green beans into a shallow baking dish or skillet. Pour cream over beans and scatter garlic. Season with salt and red pepper flakes. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan and bake un…

What are you Thankful for?

Thanksgiving is a little more than a week away. Every year we sit and think about what we are thankful for this year. So I have been thinking and this is what I am thankful for this year.

First I am thankful for the health of everyone in my family. Despite some problems we have all been having, we are all out of the hospital, no major problems right now, and are all relatively healthy. Despite the problems we do have we all wake up to see another day.

Next, I am thankful for having a home to live in. It may not be the best and people may judge us, but it is our home. We own it and are thankful to be able to afford to pay all of our bills. We have a place that keeps us warm and a place to sleep. For that we are thankful.

To go along with the last thing, we are thankful for having food to eat. There are so many people in the world that are starving or die from not having food or that wonder where or when they will get their next meal. We don't have that worry and for that we are ver…

Top Toys 2017 Ages 0-2

So the holidays are quickly approaching and it is time to do some shopping. The younger kids can sometimes be the hardest to shop for. They don't need a lot of toys and so many of their toys are so expensive. I have decided to put together a list of top toys this year for kids ages 0-2 to try to help give you some ideas and hopefully make your shopping a little easier.

1. Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn First Words Smart Puppy   This toy teaches you baby first words with fun songs, sounds, phrases, and exciting hands-on activities. The lights and sounds are sure to delight them. There are 3 levels of learning for you to level up to fit the baby's age and skills. Designed for ages 9-36 months. Sells for around $30.

2. Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Magical Wand Palace  A shake of the magic wand brings the Disney Princess Magical Wand Palace to life with colorful lights, magical sounds, and fun phrases. Little girls can play with their favorite Disney Princesses in each…

What do you do for the holidays?

Having 4 young kids the holidays can get quite hectic. Thanksgiving we usually run to families, although the past 2 years we have had our own Thanksgiving right here at home. This year we are probably changing things up again and going to friends who are like family. The day after Thanksgiving is the day we put up our tree. Then comes Christmas. Usually every year we try to go all out and buy a bunch of stuff. This year we sat and thought, why? What is the need to go all out? They get things from us and from the family. They get plenty and don't really need most of it and a majority gets played with a short while and then tossed aside or broken. It really is quite a waste.

This year we decided we are changing things up. We are doing the 5 gift rule. We are doing something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read, and something they want that they didn't know they want. This is really going to cut down on things that they don't need. Having 4 kid…