And the Oscar Nominations Are In…

Posted by Lauren the Web Girl on January 15, 2015

The list of Academy Award nominations is officially in. There are some surprises (no Jennifer Aniston nomination for Best Actress? And where was Amy Adams, who just won a Golden Globe for her performance in ‘Big Eyes’?) and some “well, duh” moments, like when you notice that ‘Birdman’ earned nine nominations.

4764440136_3f75b62db4The Best Actor category looks like it’ll be a tight race. Eddie Redmayne grabbed a Golden Globe for his performance in ‘The Theory of Everything’ but then again, Bradley Cooper is earning a lot of buzz for his role in ‘American Sniper.’

If you saw any animated movies this year with your little ones, you may be surprised to find that ‘The Lego Movie’ was left off the Oscar nomination list this year.

So, let’s hear YOUR opinion. Who do you think deserves a little gold statue at this year’s ceremony? Which movies did you see this year?

For a complete list of Oscar nominations, click here. 

The Video That All Parents Will Find QUITE Relatable

January 12, 2015

If you’re a parent, grandparent, or caregiver, then you’re probably all too familiar with the “where do babies come from?” talk that you had to have with your kids or grandkids at some point. It’s awkward, it’s funny, and now it’s been captured on camera as a site called The Cut filmed parents trying to break down the logistics of the birds and the bees for their kids.

There are plenty of cringe-worthy moments, and also some really funny ones. Click here to watch, laugh, and reflect on your own similar conversation as these kids get their first lesson on the facts of life.

This Video of Owners Skyping with Their Dogs is a Must-Watch.

January 05, 2015

If you’ve ever Skyped with your pet while you’re out of town, turns out you’re in good company. In this new video (discovered via People), you see a compilation of owners Skyping with their furry friends. But instead of just searching for the source of the sound and losing interest, these pups quickly respond in an adorable way. Check out the video below. My personal favorite? The German Shepherd at the 2:55 mark. Adorable.


Traveling for the Holidays? Want Some Entertainment? This is Exactly What You Need.

Posted by Lauren the Web Girl on December 19, 2014

Are you traveling to go see family or friends over the holidays? In need of some entertainment, preferably the kind that requires headphones so you can drown out chatty airplane seat neighbors or fighting kids? Then you’ll want to check out a podcast called “Serial.” It’s a new phenomenon that has people absolutely hooked, and if you love true crime dramas and great reporting, you’ll be just as fascinated.

Here’s the description of the podcast from the “Serial” website:

On January 13, 1999, Adnan Syed was a hurt and vengeful ex-boyfriend who carried out a premeditated murder. Or he was a bewildered bystander, framed for a crime he could never have committed. After 15 months of reporting, we take out everything we’ve got – interviews and documents and police reports – we shake it all out, and we see what sticks.

“Serial” is a spinoff from the creators of “This American Life” , so if you’re a fan of that podcast, you’ll probably enjoy this too. If you want to get started, check out Episode 1 here. Warning: you’ll probably become addicted. But in the best way possible.


Ready to Make Some Cookies This Holiday Season? Check Out These Unique Recipes

Posted by Lauren the Web Girl on December 08, 2014

Are you doing a cookie exchange this holiday season? Looking to send something delicious and homemade to friends or family? Skip the basic chocolate chip recipe and try one of these unique creations. Just don’t blame us when you immediately get requests for more goodies:

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oreos? Tasty. Chocolate Chip cookies? Very tasty. Combine them together using this recipe and you’ve got a delectable treat.

Red Velvet Cookies with a Cream Cheese Swirl

Red velvet recipes are perfect for this time of year, and the cream cheese swirl makes this recipe tangy and delicious.

Two-Tone Cinnamon Cookies

These cookies look festive and fun, and taste equally amazing. They’re perfect if you’re looking to impress guests at a holiday party.

Stained Glass Ornament Cookies

Another great option when you really want to “wow” party guests or are looking to give cookies as a gift this year. They look complicated, but are surprisingly easy to make.

Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies

This is a classic Christmas cookie recipe that’s sure to be a hit at your party.

Do you have a favorite holiday cookie recipe? Share it with us in the comments!