Haters Back Off #StreamTeam

I am officially old. YouTubers have taken over the world. When my daughter told me about a YouTuber she loves getting her own Netflix series, I knew the times...they have changed. You know what, I'm going to let her tell you all about it...

I'm Maggie, and their are two things I love most. YouTube, and Netflix. So when I found out that Colleen Ballinger was making a show on Netflix, I was so psyched! The show is called Haters Back Off. It is based off a character she created named Miranda. Although Miranda has her own YouTube channel, this show gives a glimpse into her fictional home life.
In the first episode Miranda posts her first YouTube video, in the second episode Miranda joins the church choir, in the third episode Miranda auditions for a movie director, in the fourth episode Miranda does her first show and I am on the fifth episode now.
I'm hoping this show has a second season...'cause I'm loving it! And Netflix...if you're listening...more YouTubers PLEASE!

So, there you have it. My 11 year old daughter has bypassed TV completely and is watching one of her favorite YouTubers, on her iPad, on Netflix. When I was 11, I was waiting for Saturday morning cartoons. AND...I feel old ;) I'm curious, what are your kids streaming?

Wild Garden For Dinner!

I had the opportunity to try Wild Garden quick marinades and pilafs for dinner. WOW...it was good!
Last night we tried the Shawarma marinade over roast beef with the rice and lentil. The beef cooked for about an hour and a half at 375 degrees. The smell throughout the house was AMAZING. End result...
A whole lot of yummy ;P
I served beef over the rice with Brussels sprouts and red peppers. The Shawrama is an "authentic blend of cardamom, cumin, and herbs famously known throughout the Mediterranean." While we used it on beef, it would also be good with lamb, or chicken.
 I could not believe how EASY the rice was. Literally,  just 90 seconds in the microwave and perfection!

If you haven't tried Wild Garden, check them out on Facebook and Instagram. You can also find yummy recipe ideas on their website. What did you have for dinner?


I've become obsessed with these chunky oversized knit blankets. I literally want to drape them on everything in my house. Look at this beauty from Ohhio.
Or perhaps this one from Lauren Aston Designs.
The crafty side in my says, "You should try to make one!" The more sensible side says, "Merry Christmas to me!"

The idea vs the reality of me making one might turn out to be vastly different. Has anyone bought one of these...are they as marvelous as they look?
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