Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cost of Living Changes 1963 vs Now

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The year was 1963
  • President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas
  • Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech
  • Unemployment reaches 6.1 percent
  • Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space
  • The sedative Valium is made available 
Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Lisa Kudrow and Phobe Cates were all born in 1963.

Tippi Hedren made her acting debut in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The Birds and Jerry Lewis made us laugh in The Nutty Professor.

The dollar also went much further in 1963 than it does today!

Minimum wage was a mere $1.40.

Things you could buy for under $1 include:
  • milk
  • a dozen eggs
  • a loaf of bread
  • a 6 pack of beer
For a look at more surprising cost of living changes visit 1963 vs Now created by AAG.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Break and #netflixkids

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After a long day of hiking at the White Tail Mountain Regional Park and then filling our bellies with spaghetti and meatballs as big as your head we settled in for a relaxing evening with Netflix.

When I set up our Roku last month, I was able to set up Netflix profiles for 5 people. Each of these profiles has its own personalized movie and TV show suggestions, and recently watched list, making it more like 5 individual Netflix accounts. Also, each one of these profiles can then be linked to a different Facebook account. This makes it easy to share what you are watching with your Facebook friends and also discover new shows by seeing what your friends are watching.

Naturally the boys each got their own profile. This way while they're visiting Lego Ninjago won't show up in my recommendations. I was also able to set parental controls to make sure their viewing experience was appropriate for their little eyes and kids' profiles can't link to Facebook. Content that is not kid-friendly won't be displayed in searches, recommendations or previously viewed titles while in the kids' section.

I was absolutely amazed that Joey picked up the remote and had no trouble navigating directly to his favorite programs!

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Disney Side @Home Celebrations

Disclaimer: I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. All opinions are my own.

I've been a Disney fan for a very long time! My very first visit to Disney World was in 1972 when the park was still in it's infancy. Just one theme park, filled with magic. And the best rides required E tickets. You had to choose which rides you wanted to go on, there was no all day pass. A trolley ride on Main Street was an A ticket if I remember correctly. Is there even a trolley on main Street anymore?

Our last visit was back in 2004! Whynot and I took a trip to celebrate our anniversary. I think Disney is even more magical rediscovering it as an adult. Magical and EXHAUSTING! We hopped from park to park and squeezed in all the highlights in one day! I don't recommend that approach and yet I'd do it the very same way in a heartbeat!

I was recently contacted to host a #Disneyside @ Home Celebration in our new home. 

Moving to Phoenix has proven that It's a Small World. Who knew that after all these years we'd be living in the same town with 4 friends from our childhood. We invited them over to Be Our Guests and normally this is where I would insert pictures of our evening together. Normally. But our life in the past year has been anything but normal. I laugh now, because the dry heat has dried up my tears. Instead I insert a big old cell phone fail! Sadly I have 2 pictures. 

We really did have a great time reminiscing and I'm looking forward to making great memories with our new found old friends.

I wanted to share an official Disney recipe because these are so yummy and just imagine how much more yummy they are when we added rum ;)

FROZEN Pineapple Whip

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth
  2. Scoop out with ice cream scoop into small cups
  3. Freeze for 20 minutes before serving.
* I used canned pineapple and half and half. I omitted the salt and cut down the sugar to 1 tbsp and as I mentioned above, I added rum. Also, I have since replaced my unreliable cell phone. Life is good!

Disclaimer: I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. All opinions are my own.

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