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14 Must Watch Childhood Throwbacks on @Netflix #streamteam

14 Must Watch Throwbacks on @Netflix #streamteam
As a #streamteam Netflix blogger, I have received product to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. I have not received monetary compensation. 

There has been an incredible amount of rain this summer and it seems like every weekend has been rainy and cold. Needless to say, we have been spending a whole lot of time indoors. Thankfully, we have Netflix and have been doing some shameful binge watching.

The Hubs and I finished the new season of Orange is the New Black and I could not stop watching Sense8! I was actually sad when the last episode ended and I cried a little, okay, a lot.

The kids have also been watching more on Netflix when LEGOS, books, and coloring no longer hold their interest. There are so many great shows to pick from especially the Netflix Originals, but I've been trying to expose them to old shows that I once loved like Scooby Doo, Jem and Inspector Gadget.

The little one has loved Scooby Doo since she could say Shaggy and the older one shares my love for Courage the Cowardly Dog.

I was more than a little excited to see that Netflix dusted off Inspector Gadget and updated it. If I close my eyes, I can almost pretend to be ten again, watching it with friends after school.

I decided that baby girl needed to see the real Jem and the Holograms, so she will hate the movie as much as I know I will when it comes out. How can Hollywood ruin such a girl positive show by taking away everything that made it worth watching? I guess we were more ready in the 80's to have a strong woman running her own company while taking care of a foster home and competing in the cutthroat music business.


Win Free Gas + Find Out How to Be a Circle K #PolarPopCup Star

Want to be a #PolarPopCup Star + Enter to Win Free Gas from Circle K
I received a gift card for Circle K to facilitate this post. Opinions are my own.

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I don't make it a habit of letting the kids drink soda but slushies are a special treat especially in the hot summer months and we can walk to the Circle K in our neighborhood. Since all drinks are served in that famous cup that stays colder longer, slushies aren't melted by the time we get home.

On our recent trip to Circle K, I caught the little one sipping her slushie before we even moved to the register!
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An Island Home Away From Home is Put-in-Bay Condos #LakeErieLove

An Island Home Away From Home is Put-in-Bay Condos #LakeErieLove

We were provided with overnight accommodations to facilitate this post. Opinions are my own.

When we decided on a date for our road-trip to Put-in-Bay I immediately went to Lake Erie's Shores and Islands website to plan our stay.

Transportation to Put-in-Bay was provided by Miller Boat Line. Read part one of our mini island vacation and see some of the sites through our eyes.

The best way to #PutinBay is @MillerBoatLine #lakeerielove

Shores and Island's website has everything you need to plan your stay from lodging to events. They also have a handy itinerary planning tool to assist you in creating the best vacation possible. As a bonus, they are running a fantastic sweepstake right now just for creating a vacation plan and emailing it to them - hurry it ends 6/29/2015!

Getaway Itinerary Builder on @ShoresIslandsOH  #lakeerielove

Where do Landlubbers Stay?

First up was where to spend the night. I wish we could have stayed longer but we did not find out until the last minute that we could have spent another night due to the Hubs' schedule, but the weekend we went was a popular weekend! It was Pyrate Fest!

Pryrate Fest Fun #LakeErieLove | @mryjhnsn

Pyrate Fest is a five-day festival dedicated to pyrates and the landlubbers who love them.

Lucky for us, they didn't arrive until Friday and Put-in-Bay Condos was able to provide us lodging for the night as well as a golf cart when we arrived.  #LakeErieLove | @mryjhnsn