Category: home_entertainment

Google WiFi Makes The Whole House A Hot Spot

google wifi points

Hot Spot: Google WiFi makes the whole house a hot spot. // This post is sponsored by Google.  All opinions, and naughty children are my own.  Thank you for always being so kind + supportive of the sponsors that keep Petit Elefant running. // Over the last two or three years, I’ve gotten super hot and heavy with my e-reader. Every couple of weeks I’ll download four or five audio-books from my library to listen to while I do everything…
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New Movie: Going In Style + $100 Giveaway

going in style premiere

New Movie: Going In Style (and a $100 Visa gift card giveaway!) // This post is sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures.  All opinions, obviously, are my very own.  Thank you for always being so kind + supportive of the sponsors that keep Petit Elefant running. // UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed.  Thank you everyone who left a comment!  I loved reading all about the adventures everyone is planning.  You guys have some good ideas up your sleeves, and it…
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12 Romances To Watch With Your Valentine

romantic movies to watch with your valentine

Romances: 12 to watch with your Valentine I don’t know how you celebrate Valentine’s Day, or even if you do, but if you’re anything like me, things are a little casual. My husband and I have been married almost 19 years, and we realized early on in our relationship that fighting 900 other couples for a spot at Olive Garden on Valentine’s Day is the opposite of how we enjoy spending our time. While the entire student population of the…
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This Turkish Soap Opera Is The Gift We All Need

This Turkish Soap Opera Is The Gift We All Need

Turkish Soap Opera – The Gift We All Need We have so much to talk about but before we even get started, has it ever occurred to you to watch a nighttime soap opera in a different language?  I mean, I watch BBC shows all the time, so I kind of get it* (*not really) but I don’t know how it has never occurred to me to watch another country’s subtitled version of say, Grey’s Anatomy.  I watched season 1…
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Holiday Shows For Every Age On Netflix 2016

holiday shows

Holiday Shows For Every Age On Netflix 2016 (right now!) I don’t know about you, but I spend a significant amount of every Christmas break snuggled up with my family in front of movies and shows I don’t normally have time to watch.  It’s my idea of a very good time.  We light a fire and keep it stoked for better part of our holiday break and take turns choosing shows to watch on Netflix while we do massive puzzles,…
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How I Use And Love Google Home

google home

Google Home: how I use it, what I love about it, and why I’m completely obsessed. Have you heard of Google Home?  It’s okay if you haven’t, because it gives me a chance to talk about my obsession with it, and to share how I use it all day, every day.  We’ve become inseparable, my Google Home and I. So, let’s discuss. What is Google Home?  Well, it’s a smart speaker a with a built in assistant for your home….
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Netflix Gilmore Girls Premiere – Behind The Scenes!

Gilmore Girls Premiere

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life premiers on Netflix on November 25th, 2016, but my daughter Sofie and I saw the first episode, ‘Winter’ at the red carpet premiere in Los Angeles last week. I’m here to tell you what to be excited about in the first episode, (don’t worry, no spoilers!) and plenty of insider details for all you diehard Gilmore Girls lovers. And also to report I’ve never fan-girled so hard in my life. By the way,…
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Halloween Movies to Watch on Netflix

movies to watch on netflix on halloween

Movies to watch for Halloween. It’s Halloween!  Which is one of the best times of year, if you ask me.  Any excuse to dress up as your favorite _________ (fill in the blank), party with friends + family, and eat candy is a-okay with me. As an adult the very best kind of Halloween for me is one where I get to stay home, wear a wig or comfortable  stretchy-pants costume of some kind, and watch a good Halloween movie. …
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Everything You Hoped For (And More!) In Bridget Jones’s Baby

bridget jones's baby movie

Bridget Jones is one of the most lovable, relatable female characters in books and film from the last 20 years, so you can imagine Bridget Jones fans everywhere (or maybe just me) were wary about the new 3rd installment in the series.  How can you really improve the ending from the second book and movie?  I mean, #MRDARCY4LYFE.  But take my word for it: this might be the best Bridget Jones movie yet. The movie opens with Bridget, predictably alone…
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