A Cure for the Monday Morning Blues: Horsing Around with Torero & Purple.

A Cure for the Monday Morning Blues: Horsing Around with Torero & Purple

By Erin

After the crazy heat this week, it was nice to relax a little bit with the horses in these “cooler” 80 degree temperatures over the weekend. They were just as happy as we were for a break from the nasty  100+ degree heat. Especially Purple as the heat made him very sick this past week and he has lost a lot of weight very quickly from it; he didn’t do well with the heat at all. Thankfully it has cooled down and he is getting back to his normal self and eating like a pig again. Now they are all playing, horsing around and back to their silly goofy selves. Torero really thinks he is something special (but I think I’d have to agree with him on that one). Is he funny enough to help cure those Monday Morning blues? What do you think?  😉


Top Torero attempting to be serious.


This is the REAL Torero though…. 😉 Signature  move: his tongue hanging out. He’s so silly.

Top Torero

He’s got a lot of personality! So fun to watch these guys.

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Five Fun Facts About the Maze Runner #MazeRunner

Five Fun Facts About the Maze Runner #MazeRunner

By Erin

*I attended as a guest of Fox to see this movie and to sit in on the press junket, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.*


Just imagine if you were a kid who woke up in an elevator lift, its pitch black, and you had no memory other than the fact that your name is Thomas. When the doors fly open, Thomas is pulled into a huge glade by a bunch of teenage boys who also have no memory besides what they should be called. They all share a strange vocabulary and mysterious fate from being tossed into a prison-like world colonized by young men where a giant ever-changing maze, could kill you as no one has ever survived the night there in the maze. Inspired by the first book in James Dasher’s thrilling young adult series, The Maze Runner,  and directed by Wes Ball. Lets watch as they attempt to break free from the dangerous maze.


Last month I got to listen in with cast of the film as they told us what it was like to be on set and create this world that was to become, ‘The Maze Runner.’ So here are 5 fun facts from the cast, that you might not otherwise already know about!

1. The cast created a world without adults. Do they think it runs better, with or without adults now?
 The mean the age range of the cast was kind of crazy. The youngest guy on set was Blake Cooper who was playing Chuck; he was 12 years old, considered to be very mature for his age, gave an amazing performance and was quite confident in his abilities. Aml Ameen was the oldest.

They became a real kind of family, very close indeed and kind of looked after each other. There was varying levels of experience in terms of life and acting. They all really looked out for each other. Some adults helped them make this movie, they had a little help in that respect. 😉 But it was an amazing kind of experience.

2. If the cast could choose a movie and take that movie’s ensemble of characters and put them in the maze along with their characters, which movie would it be?

Dylan O’Brien thinks the cast of “E.T.” could help them out. Will Poulter thought the “Stand By Me fellows” would be fun. Kaya Scodelario wanted some girl power in the picture and suggested “Bring It On!” or “The Spice Girls.”

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Top 8 Must Have Tailgating Essentials from Sam’s Club! #SamsClubTailgating

Top 8 Must Have Tailgating Essentials from Sam’s Club!

By Erin

Thank you to Sam’s Club for sponsoring today’s post and helping me get ready for tailgating this Football Season.

Sams Club Tailgating

It’s football season, which means only one thing! Time for a tailgating party!  Whether you have been to a million tailgating parties or none, camped out outside the stadium before the game starts or  just thrown a viewing party from your own home to watch the big game, these tailgating essentials will help you make planning a cinch and be ready for the game in no time!

It doesn’t matter if I am watching an NFL , College, or High School Game, Sam’s Club has ALL of my tailgating essentials. Here are some of my tailgating favorites.

My Sams Club Tailgating Essentials

1.Portable Grill

Portable Stainless Steel Gas Gril with Cover

When out tailgating in a parking lot, the last thing you want to do is have to haul a huge heavy grill around. This makes having a portable grill an absolute essential! Tailgating from home?  Having a good portable grill can come in handy then too. At just under $100, here’s a perfect option for a portable gas grill of great quality that you can grab at Sam’s Club.

2. Good Food

Tailgating Food

You can’t have a party without good food.  A tailgating party is no different. Think hamburgers, hot dogs, dips like guacamole and cheese dips made with Kraft Velveeta and Hormel Chili No Beans are always a hit. You can’t go wrong with those. You will also want plenty of fruits and veggies, chips, hummus, and other tasty snacks to nibble on throughout the day and into the night. You will want to have plenty enough to keep everyone in your party happy, it will be a long day being there before the game as well as afterwards. Don’t forget the condiments for your burgers and dogs either!
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