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Smokehouse 52 Saline - Burnt Ends

Smokehouse 52 Saline – Restaurant Review

We were eagerly awaiting the opening of Smokehouse 52 Saline since it was first announced. When we heard it was opening on Monday night, we stopped in to try it out. We arrived for dinner around 7p and were seated immediately Smokehouse 52 Saline Food Appetizer Our favorite BBQ appetizer is Burnt Ends. Most restaurants, …

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Black Panther Movie Review and Parental Guidance

Black Panther Review & Parental Guidance

Black Panther was the last movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe leading up to Avengers Infinity War. It holds the unique distinction of still playing in theaters when the movie is available for purchase on home video. Black Panther Review Place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Black Panther made his debut in Captain America: Civil …

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review & Parental Guidance

Since seeing a trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, my daughter was asking to see it. We saw it today and I wanted to share our Jumanji review and some parental guidance for this PG-13 movie.  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review Neither my daughter nor I have seen the original Jumanji (1995) or read the …

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Black Rock Review - Grilling Steak

Black Rock Bar & Grill – Restaurant Review

Ann Arbor’s Black Rock Bar & Grill opened shortly before Christmas. We briefly considered it for a family gathering when extended family was visiting. My 12 year old expressed concerns with the safety of the restaurant for her young cousins – and for herself. We decided to pass on it with extended family, but the …

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review & Parental Guidance

We saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Friday night. I wanted to share our Last Jedi review and some parental guidance for this PG-13 movie. It took me a couple days to write the review to reflect on the disparity of the movie’s feedback and figure out how to share our thoughts without divulging …

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Justice League Team

Justice League Review & Parental Guidance

After a jam packed weekend, my husband worked a short day today so we could see Justice League tonight. We saw it in EMAX at Emagine. For their Rewards Members, they are offering a $25 popcorn bucket that has refills until the end of April. With Justice League (already in theaters), Star Wars: The Last …

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Thor Ragnarok: Thor and Loki

Thor: Ragnarok Review & Parental Guidance

My daughter and I attended an advance screening of Thor: Ragnarok on Monday night to facilitate this review. My daughter loved the movie and can’t wait to go back with Dad over the weekend.  Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK..L to R: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2017 Ad: Thor: Ragnarok Thoughts Thor: Ragnarok …

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Staycation at Hyatt Place Ann Arbor - Exterior

5 Reasons for an Ann Arbor Staycation

Last weekend the new Hyatt Place Ann Arbor hosted our family for a Staycation. All opinions are our own. There are plenty of reasons to take an Ann Arbor Staycation. Plus, staying in a hotel is always a treat for the kids. 5 Reasons to take an Ann Arbor Staycation 1 – Get a Break …

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