#PickUpHappy with Happy Cards at Kroger & $50 Visa Giveaway!

After a long day of running errands with the kids, we still had to go grocery shopping. While picking up the items we needed at the grocery, I remembered that I needed to get a gift for my friend’s birthday. I really didn’t want to go anywhere else to shop for a gift, we were ready to get home for the day. After scanning through the gift cards for something that would interest my friend. We found the Happy Dining gift card, the perfect gift card for her. You can #PickUpHappy with Happy Cards at Kroger, just like we did.

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We chose the Happy Dining gift card because it’s perfect for anyone who loves to eat out and you have many different restaurants to choose from. Get happy with Happy Cards, a hot new gift card available at select Kroger stores. Select your Happy Card (Happy Dining, Happy Guy, and more) and load it with any amount from $20 to $500. The best part of purchasing gift cards at Kroger is Earning Fuel Points. Yep, when you #PickUpHappy with Happy Cards at Kroger, you earn fuel points. You can pay for your Happy Card with cash, debit, or credit card, and earn fuel points for your gift card purchases.

Since Happy Cards has so many great options for dining and shopping, (Choose one card, many brands, get more freedom), I decided to pick up a Happy Guy gift card to give to my happy guy. I grabbed a few other Happy Cards to give later or maybe save it for myself for a rainy day.

Happy Dining Card

The Happy Dining Card is perfect for dining out with the family or to use for date night. You have many dining options to choose from including McCormick & Schmick’s, Brio, Texas de Brazil, Cheesecake Factory, Red Lobster, and Bravo!

 

#PickUpHappy with Happy Cards at Kroger

Hollywood Darlings

Interview with Hollywood DarLings on PopTv

Hollywood Darlings

Hollywood Darlings

Hollywood DarLings is PopTv’s newest original comedy series starring our favorite stars from the 90’s. Jodi Sweetin (“Full House,” “FullerHouse”), Christine Lakin (“Step By Step”), and Beverly Mitchell (“7th Heaven”). The premiere is Wednesday, April 12, 8 pm ET/PT. 

Hollywood Darlings turns the camera on real-life friends, who are bonded by a sisterhood that only they can share, as former child stars who grew up in the 90’s limelight. In this improvised comedy, the three ladies play exaggerated versions of themselves in their current Hollywood lives. With the support of one another, This girl squad can take on anything when it comes to parenting, friendship, marriage, careers, and life in LA.

We will also see cameos from Soleil Moon Frye, Andrea Barber, Lance Bass, Patrick Duffy and a few more of our favorite 90’s stars.

Hollywood Darlings

Coverage of the POP TV series HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS
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We recently sat down to interview the cast of HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS on PopTv. Jodi Sweetin, Christine Lakin, and Beverly Mitchell. We talk motherhood, their careers and of course the show, Hollywood Darlings. I really enjoyed this interview.

Abigail Spencer timeless

Interview with Abigail Spencer, Lucy Preston on NBC’s TIMELESS

Abigail Spencer

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Abigail Spencer, who plays ‘Lucy Preston‘ on NBC’s new action-adventure series TIMELESS. You may know Abigail as ‘Amantha Holden‘ on Rectify, Oz the Great and Powerful, This is Where I Leave You, Chasing Mavericks, This Means War, The Haunting 2, and Cowboys and Aliens.

You may have seen Abigail on television too. Her previous television credits include multi-episode appearances on Suits, Mad Men, Children’s Hospital, and NTSF: SVU, as well as the cult comedy Burning Love.

Most recently, Abigail Spencer can be seen in the role of Lucy Preston on NBC’s New Hit show TIMELESS. TIMELESS airs MONDAY’s 10/9 on NBC.

Abigail Spencer timeless

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TIMELESS

Timeless is a thrilling action-adventure series that every family will enjoy watching.

A mysterious criminal, Flynn (Goran Visnjic) steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer) a history professor; Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) a soldier; and Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) a scientist, who must use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. But can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it’s too late. In case you missed the first episode, there was a twist at the end when Lucy’s present had been altered.

Abigail Spencer Timeless

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This week’s episode is very interesting and brings up a very important time in history the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. What will Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus do to preserve history as we know it?
“The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln” airs Monday, October 10 at 10/9c on NBC
The team can save the life of one of our history’s greatest men. Lucy (Abigail Spencer), Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) chase terrorist Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) to the night of Lincoln’s assassination, where they are horrified to learn that Flynn’s linked up with history’s notorious assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Putting aside a tragedy of her own, Lucy speculates that Flynn intends to send the fragile nation into chaos by making a bad thing worse, and a debate rages among the team: should they alter history if it means changing it for the better? This episode you do not want to miss!
Abigail Spencer as Lucy Preston

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Interview with Abigail Spencer

Stacey– What drew you to the role of Lucy?

Abigail– As an actress, you become invested in this person (the character). I didn’t want to play a hero. But when five other actresses that are reading for the role themselves, call and say “this role is perfect for you. You need to play Lucy”. I was still unsure until I met with the creators of the show. You need to identify with the character, have a connection with the role. Lucy is an underdog, and I really respond to that. I love how the teacher is the hero. Lucy’s super power so-to-speak is her intelligence. Lucy is a great role model for woman.

Stacey– There is a debate in the show, should they alter history if it means changing it for the better?  If you could change history to alter it for the better should/would you?

Abigail– That is definitely a debate in the show, changing history if you could? That is also a hard question to answer because we are all connected, so there is a ripple effect, ramifications for our actions. We all matter in the grand scheme of things. It’s a matter of fate vs. free will. On a personal level, yes there are moments in my life that I would like to have gone differently. But if things had been different, then life would not be as it is now. We learn from history, not to repeat certain aspects, to learn from our mistakes.

Stacey– As a working mother, How do you have a work/life balance?

Abigail–  Work/Life balance is the constant quest. You need to be totally present for your kids. My son Roman(8) has been on every set that I’ve worked on except when he is in school. If we are shooting out-of-town, I fly home on the weekends. As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. Thanks to a great family friend, my nanny is a huge help with my son keeping a routine. Just like any mom, I take it one day at a time. To quote Amy Poehler “Every working mom needs a wife”.

TIMELESS is going to be NBC’s new hit series. My family and I enjoy watching the show Monday nights at 10/9c on NBC. Check your local listings. This show brings history to life, and we enjoy that.

This post is in partnership with the Role Mommy Writer’s Network.

Don’t forget to tune into Timeless on Monday’s 10/9c on NBC.

Have you seen the first episode? What do you think of the show?

As a side note, my son’s name is a character in the show. Can you guess which one? Tell me below in the comments what you think.

Which character has the same name as my son?
Dr. Ken

Interview with Ken Jeong, ABC’s Dr. Ken

Dr. Ken airs Fridays at 8:30 pm ET/7:30 Central on ABC.

Dr. Ken

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I am a big fan of the ABC show Dr. Ken. My family and I watch the show every Friday night. We know we are guaranteed a laugh. So I was very excited when I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Ken.

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Jeong, from the ABC show Dr. Ken. You may know him best as the Asian mobster Mr. Chow in the hit comedies The Hangover, the Hangover 2 and 3. Ken has had memorable roles in the feature films, Knocked Up as the Doctor, Role Models, Pineapple Express, and Step Brothers. He was most recently seen in Universal’s Ride Along 2. Other film credits include The Duff, Transformers 3, Despicable Me 2, and Nom of the North.

We have seen Ken on TV as well. Ken was a series regular on the critically acclaimed NBC show Community. His most recent endeavor is the ABC show, Dr. Ken. This show is based on Ken’s life before acting.  Before he was an actor Ken was a real honest-to-goodness M.D.

About Dr. Ken:

Doctor turned actor/comedian Ken Jeong plays Dr. Ken Park, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. Ken brings medicine and laughter together as a grumpy and annoyed HMO doctor. He is always trying to be a good doctor, as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. Dr. Ken’s challenging professional life is trumped only by his home life. Luckily, his therapist wife Allison is just the right partner to keep things sane.

Dr. Ken

Dr. Ken, Season 2, Episode 201 Image Courtesy Sony Pictures Television

This Friday’s (10/7) episode, Ken’s real-life daughter will make an appearance on the show. When a neighbor girl, Emily, (Molly Jeong) stands outside the kitchen window staring at Dave (Albert Tsai), and Molly, (Krista Marie Yu) and D.K. try to scare her off. Ken is surprised when he learns Pat, instead of him, is asked to emcee this year’s annual Welltopia banquet. Clark (Jonathan Slavin) and Damona (Tisha Campbell-Martin) debate relationship as it relates to their individual partners.

Dr. Ken

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Interview with Dr. Ken.

Stacey– What do you want America to take away from your show?

Ken– Our ultimate goal is to entertain. We want families to laugh. We wanted to show the perspective of the Asian American family, without being preachy or very Asian-centric. It a very modern, and updated perspective of a 2nd generation Asian American family. We want the show to be relatable, grounded, and dig deeper into real life situations.

Stacey– Your real-life daughter Molly is playing Emily, a neighbor girl, in this week’s episode. Will she have a recurring role on the show?

Ken– Yes, my real daughter Molly has a role in this week’s episode and next week’s episode as well. If she appears in more episodes depends on the storyline and her agent (her mom/Ken’s wife). I had a few proud parent moments while watching my daughter during the taping. She really was very professional, especially taping in front of a LIVE studio audience.

Stacey– Dr. Ken is based on your real life before you became an actor/comedian. Will the show follow that direction as well, or will it continue as it is now, with an HMO setting?

Ken Dr. Ken is based on my real life before I became an actor. I wanted the show to be an alternative timeline to becoming an actor. It reflects my life as if acting never happened. I really did work with my wife at the same company, like the characters are portraying on the show.

I really enjoyed speaking with Ken as he spoke about the show, the cast, and everyone behind the scenes. Ken is a hilariously funny guy and Dr. Ken is just as hilarious to watch. To learn more about ABC’s hit comedy, Dr. Ken, visit the website. Don’t forget to tune in on Friday nights at 8:30 pm ET/7:30 pm Central on ABC. Check your local listings for the channel.

 

This post was written in partnership with the Role Mommy Writer’s Network.

Don’t Forget to Watch

Dr. Ken on Fridays at 8:30 pm ET/7:30 pm Central on ABC.

Do you watch the show, Dr. Ken?
Tell Me below in the Comments!
Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

What will you be doing this summer? Are you planning a summer bash? Will you have a Movie Night?, Picnics, Backyard BBQ’s, a Beach or Pool Parties? There is so much to do and explore this summer. You can plan your summer parties with Evite. Set the mood for a fun and exciting get-together with friends or family with an Evite™ Summer Invitations. Evite has endless options to help you plan the perfect day.

This is sponsored in partnership with Evite. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Are you Planning a Summer Bash or a Backyard BBQ?

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

Are you planning a summer party or an intimate get together with family or friends? Then let Evite help ease the burden and set the atmosphere with a festive invitation. Plan your summer parties with Evite.

Plan Your summer Parties With Evite

This summer I will be planning and hosting quite a few parties. It seems my house is the place to gather for any friends or family get together’s and holiday celebrations. In order to save my time and sanity, I use Evite to send beautiful and creative invitations to my guests. My guest can RSVP, and Evite will keep track of who is coming or not for me. It is one less thing to worry about when you plan your summer parties with Evite.

 One party I host every summer is a July 4th, Independence Day, Celebration. All of my family and friends gather for a day of outdoor fun. Guests enjoy themselves with the many activities offered from eating grilled food in the backyard, swimming in the pool, the many outdoor games like volleyball, ladder ball, horseshoes, and cornhole, exploring the woods, a bonfire in the evening for toasting marshmallows for smores and an elaborate fireworks display that everyone contributes too.

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

Evite has many invitation options to help me find the perfect one for my event. Their line of summer invitations are decorative and convey summertime fun. I will be sending the above invitation to my guests. I will customize the invitations with the proper details of the location and time. You can also choose to have a custom invitation where you can upload your own picture and create a one-of-a-kind invitation.

Evite is more than invitations and cards. They also have many party ideas to get you set up for the perfect party. Guest can even send a hostess gift when they RSVP. Check out the many features Evite has to offer.

A few more invitations I will use for my Summer Celebrations are below

Plan Your Summer Parties With Evite

For our many Backyard BBQ Parties

Plan Your Summer Parties with Evite

Plan Your Summer Parties with Evite

 

 

Set the mood for a fun and exciting get-together with friends and family with an Evite Summer InvitationEvite has endless options to help you plan the perfect day. So why not plan your summer parties with Evite.

What Parties will you be planning this summer? A Movie Night? A Backyard BBQ? A Picnic in the Park? A Pool or Beach Party?
Tell Me below in the Comments.

 

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This is sponsored in partnership with Evite. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.