Thursday, December 31, 2015

RoboDog


RLJ Entertainment brings you Robo-Dog is available on Digital Video as well as on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 on Jan. 5, 2016.The movie is directed by Jason M. Murphy (The Unbroken) and stars Patrick Muldoon (Starship Troopers), Olivia d’Abo (“The Wonder Years”), Michael Campion (Finding Eden) and Wallace Shawn (Toy Story). 
He sits, plays fetch and he can move at super speed, bark at incredible volume and speak like a human being! He’s Robo-Dog, the most amazing mechanical mutt ever invented. 

When genius scientist Tom Austin sees that his son, Tyler, needs a new best friend, he locks himself in the garage, tinkering with spare parts, and creates the most incredible canine the world has ever seen! But Tom’s greedy ex-boss, Mr. Willis of Epic Industries, finds out that Robo-Dog is powered by a technologically advanced super battery, and he plots to steal it for himself. If the Austin family and Robo-Dog can’t stop him, Mr. Willis could accidentally blow up the whole town. It’s up to a hairy, hardwired little hero to save the day! 


My Opinion: This is a great family film that teaches kids about Science and parents wanting to make the world a better place for their kids but at what expense? I found this very entertaining and kept my interest as I like dogs and a happy ending.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Happy Baby Wrap

If you are a mom or going to become a mom I want to tell you about Happy they make baby wraps for to you to wear and carry your baby in but as a mom it is more then just carrying your baby you get the closeness and special bond that mother and child have not to mention he or she will feel calmer and more confident. I got the Sapphire Blue Happy Wrap which is designed for today’s active mom or dad being stylish, comfortable and fully adjustable.  It is lightweight and breathable, ideal for hot weather, fully adjustable ensuring a perfect fit every time! Ergonomically supports your baby up to 25 lbs, no buckles or rings that may break, allows for discreet nursing, upright position helps reduce colic/acid reflux, luxuriously soft, machine washable and  100% Made in the USA.


My Opinion: It was a challenge for me to put on as I have never wore one before but after it was on it was comfortable. I found my dog Fiona really enjoyed being in this wrap as she loves to sleep on my lap and can do so while I am at the computer working.
To see more visit http://www.happybabywrap.com
Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.



Bestowed December 2015 Box


Bestowed is a monthly subscription box which I got to review at a reduced rate to share with you my wonderful readers. I got a lot of different healthy items in this box which I want to tell you about and they were


Hemp Pro 70 Vanilla and Chocolate flavors Hemp Pro 70 is a protein powerhouse! First, it's a water soluble hemp protein powder which means you can literally put it in your shaker cup with your favorite beverage for nutrition on the go! We love that this dairy and soy-free powder is great first thing in the morning as your breakfast smoothie or perfect for that post-workout recovery shake! Plus, the creamy chocolate flavor of the rich fair trade dark chocolate and the delicious vanilla flavor will satisfy even the sweetest tooth! 

Familia No Sugar Added Swiss Muesli This Swiss Muesli is the perfect blend for those looking to stay away from added sugars. It’s verified Non-GMO and made through an environmentally-friendly process. The fruity apple flakes bring a natural sweetness, while the rolled oats, wheat, barley and millet provide sustainable all-day energy. Along with the roasted almonds and hazelnuts, this is wholesome, tasty muesli that keeps hunger at bay. Also came with a coupon to save at the store with.

Lundberg Sriracha Rice Chips Give into those snack cravings with a hearty dose of brown rice! Lundberg Rice Chips are filled with whole grains, plus easy-to-read ingredient lists and Non-GMO Project Verified seals. This healthier-for-you snack option will satisfy more than just your tummy!

Explore Asian Soybean Spaghetti  with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce Explore Asian’s Ready-to-Eat meals are non-gmo, gluten-free and filled with protein packed beans and savory sauces, from sun-dried tomato to red tomato and coconut curry. All 3 varieties are high in protein, fiber and iron and low in sodium, carbs and fat.


Nature’s Bakery Apple Cinnamon Fig Bar  his bar is made with thoughtful ingredients - whole grains and NO high fructose corn syrup. It’s a cholesterol-free, dairy-free, soy-free fig bar with zero trans-fat that’s a delicious, healthier alternative to cookies and candy. And its Non-GMO Project verified, Kosher Certified, and Vegan Certified.


Simply Organics Spice Right Everyday Blend Pepper and More There’s a revolution coming to your kitchen table: salt and pepper are being transformed by a new seasoning sensation! Reach for Spice Right Everyday Blends to add crave-worthy flavor from all organic ingredients. The All-Purpose blend is a savory, salt-free, organic seasoning featuring garlic, black pepper and sage. The Pepper and More is a big, bold pepper carefully blended with chilies, garlic, onion and sea salt. And the Cinnamon Sugar Trio delivers the perfect warm, delicious spicy and sweet flavor.


My Opinion: I love the different items in the box and my favorite are Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar, Simple Organic Spice Right Everyday Blend of pepper and more. The Rice Chips are too hot and spicy for me and the muesli gets stuck in my throat with my throat issue no one seems to know what it is. I wish the box would have some lotion or lip balm like the first ever box I got had.


Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Dove Dry Spray Cool Essentials

As a member of Influenster I get sent free products to try from time to time and this time I was sent Dove Dry Spray Cool Essentials. This is an antiperspirant spray that goes on instantly dry and delivers 48 hour odor and wetness protection with Dove’s unique ¼ moisturizers for softer, smoother underarms. Enjoy the delightful scent of cucumber and green tea

My Opinion: I was surprised by the results as I currently use a lotion type deodorant that goes on wet and protects well. I am a believer now of this one as it kept me dry and no body odor from sweating. I think I may switch to a dry spray for now on.


Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

SteelMaster LockIt Desktop Inbox


If you work in an office and stuck at a desk all day you more than likely have an inbox for all the incoming work you need to do or use it for things you need to address. Shoplet recently sent me a Lock It Desktop Inbox from SteelMaster which has a lockable compartment provides privacy and security for confidential items such as interoffice mail envelopes, file folders, delivery sleeves and more. Inbox provides storage and stacking of standard mail and deliveries. Made with durable steel construction with a scratch- and chip-resistant finish. Non-slip, non-mar feet will not scratch surfaces.

My Opinion: I currently do not work in an office but I found a way to use it for my important paperwork on top and the locked part I keep checkbook in and other things I do not want people to see. I found it works well and made the area tidy.
Shoplet has so many Office Supplies at http://www.shoplet.com/ , Swiffer Dry Refill System at http://www.shoplet.com/janitorial-supplies/  , Replacement Cash Drawer http://www.shoplet.com/mmf/usrch and Exam Gloves at http://www.shoplet.com/medical-supplies/


Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

New York Style Pita Chips Recipes For New Year's Parties



Well it is that time of the year again where we say goodbye to one year and welcome a new one. I always like to make New Year’s resolutions and some people like to reflect on the past year. New Year’s Eve there are so many parties and maybe you might be hosting some. Let me share with some easy recipes from New York Style Pita Chips to serve at your party.

Butternut Squash Bruschetta Dip
Prep Time: 20 minutes
 Cook Time: 8 minutes
Makes 3 Cups of Dip
INGREDIENTS:
2 TBSP. Olive Oil
3 Cups Diced Butternut Squash
½ Cup Coarsely Chopped Dried Cranberries
2 Ounces Procuitto Chopped
1/3 Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
1 TBSP. Chopped Fresh Sage
DIRECTIONS:
Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add squash and cook 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until squash is tender-crisp.
Stir in cranberries and prosciutto. Cook 2 minutes or squash is tender.
Remove from heat, let cool; stir in blue cheese and sage. Serve with New York Style Pita Chips, works best with New York Style Ancient Grains & Flaxseed, Chia Seeds & Quinoa, Sea Salt, Parmesan Garlic & Herb or Red Hot Chili Pepper Pita Chips.
*Substitute 1 (16-oz.) package frozen diced squash for fresh squash. Reduce first cook time to 3 minutes.







Strawberry Marscarpone Dip
Prep Time: 15 Min
Serves: 2 1/2 cups

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup Mascarpone Cheese
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
1 Tbsp. Grand Marnier
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
3 Tbsp. balsamic glaze



DIRECTIONS:
Beat mascarpone with ricotta, maple syrup, and Grand Marnier in large bowl with electric mixer until thoroughly combined and smooth. Spoon mascarpone mixture into serving bowl and enjoy.
Top with strawberries and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve with New York Style Pita Chips, works best with New York Style Ancient Grains & Flaxseed, Chia Seeds & Quinoa, or Sea Salt Pita Chips.





Goat Cheese Logs 3 Ways
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Makes 12 Servings

Goat Cheese with Fig Pistachios and Cranberries

INGREDIENTS:

1 8-11 oz. package goat cheese
3 Tbsp. fig spread
1/3 cup coarsely chopped pistachio
1/3 cup coarsely chopped dried cranberries

DIRECTIONS:

Place goat cheese on shallow plate and brush fig spread over goat cheese. Combine pistachios and cranberries and pour over goat cheese. Roll goat cheese in pistachio mixture, pressing mixture into goat cheese until evenly coated. Serve with New York Style Pita Chips, works best with New York Style Ancient Grains & Flaxseed, Chia Seeds & Quinoa, Sea Salt Pita Chips.

Goat Cheese with Chipotle, Honey & Peptitos

INGREDIENTS:
3 Tbsp. honey
1/8 tsp. ground chipotle chili powder
1 8-11 oz. package goat cheese
1/3 cup pepitos (pumpkin seeds)
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

DIRECTIONS:
Combine honey and chipotle chili powder. Place goat cheese on shallow plate and drizzle honey mixture over goat cheese. Combine pepitos and cilantro and pour over goat cheese. Roll goat cheese in pepitos mixture, pressing mixture into goat cheese until evenly coated. Serve with New York Style Pita Chips.

Goat Cheese with Pesto, Pine Nuts & Sundried Tomatoes

INGREDIENTS:
1 8-11 oz. package goat cheese
1 Tbsp. prepared pesto
1/3 cup coarsely chopped pine nuts
1/3 cup coarsely chopped sundried tomatoes


DIRECTIONS:
Place goat cheese on shallow plate and brush pesto over goat cheese. Combine pine nuts and tomatoes and pour over goat cheese. Roll goat cheese in pine nut mixture, pressing mixture into goat cheese until evenly coated. Serve with New York Style Pita Chips.



So those are the simple recipes to make for New Year’s Eve and let me know how your guests like them. To see more visit http://www.newyorkstyle.com/

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.


Winner's List


MINECRAFT STORY MODE PC STEM CODE: ERIKA W.
WORLD VISION SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT: ROBERT B.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Bauli Pandoro and Panettone Cakes recipes by Celebrity Chef Luca Manfe


Celebrity Chef Luca Manfè, winner of Masterchef Season 4, is making it easier than ever to whip up festive desserts this holiday season! Using Bauli Pandoro and Panettone Cakes. Chef Luca can teach you to make Apple Pandoro Bread Pudding, Panettone Berry Trifle and so many more in under 10 minutes! That is quick and easy so you can enjoy more of the holiday festivities and less in the kitchen cooking.


Air Wick Holiday Collection


To celebrate the holiday season and the special role scent plays in making a house a home, Air Wick captured the unique scents of one family’s home, and delivered them to a loving father of 6, Kearen Feller, who is currently serving in the military in Qatar. Air Wick documented this special delivery in a heart-warming video, kicking off its Home is in the Air campaign. The video depicts the emotional power scent has, bringing, Kearen closer to home for the holidays, through a special scent collection that features the scent of a broken-in baseball glove that’s been in the family for generations; a cozy crackling fire the family enjoys during group sleepovers; and a fresh baked apple pie from a time-tested family recipe. The physical and emotional distance between The Feller Home and Kearen is relatable to anyone returning or separated from home this holiday season.  Kearen may not be by his family’s side, but says he can now smell these scents, close his eyes and feel the atmosphere of home.
I am so blessed to be able to try some of the scents and share them with you along with this the touching video above.  Let me tell you about them!

 I got the Life Scents Spiced Apple Crumble Candle which is layers of pastry crust, spiced apples and vanilla burning in multiple layers.  

I got scented oil warmer to share with guests to my home to Life Scents Snowflake Vanilla Cookie Scented Oil Just like hosting a holiday cookie party at home! Deliciously rich vanilla custard is complemented by festive spiced punch and chestnuts slowly roasting in the background. 

Life Scents Berry Cool Winter Scented Oil with this layered winter indulgence. Mounds of fluffy whipped cream are bursting with juicy wild berries and a kiss of fresh mint leaves on top!

My Opinion: I really like how one minute I smell the vanilla custard but the next spiced punch then the next roasted chestnuts these Life Scent candles are truly amazing with the different rotating scents. I am also going to be gifting some of these this year as I can share the scents with others.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.


Freely


Freely is a monthly subscription box that is for Christian Women featuring spiritual content and curated by Korie and Sadie Robertson from Duck Dynasty.  Right now you can subscribe for $35/month subscription, $42/ one time gift or $99/ for 3 months. Let me tell you what I got in the December Box
Strong and Kind By Korie Robertson with Chrys Howard ($24.99) In Strong and Kind Korie Robertson with the help of her mom, Chrys Howard, and with insights and stories from her husband, Willie introduces nine character traits that children need in order to lead a successful life. And though there are no perfect parents or perfect children, Korie shares principles based on biblical wisdom and time-tested practices that will help you parent your own one-of-a-kind child.

This Bar Saves Lives Dark Chocolate Cherry & Sea Salt ($24.99/ box) is packed with crunchy almonds, tart cherries and cranberries, and drizzled with antioxidant rich dark chocolate. The bars are all-natural, non-GMO, gluten free, kosher, Rainforest Alliance certified and just plain awesome. For every bar you buy, a packet of life-saving food is given to a child in need.

DaySpring  Share Courage Scripture Shareable 32 cards ($4.95) Is there someone you know who could use some joy, hope or encouragement? Perhaps you could use a dose yourself! Scripture Shareables are the ideal way to share God's Word and let someone know you care! Waitress having a bad day? Leave an encouraging Scripture along with your tip to make her day a little brighter! Cashier a little grumpy? Pass along words of encouragment and a Scripture Shareable that she can read over and over! Bless someone's heart today!

Glory Haus  Korie Robertson Being Perfect, Being Real Magnet ($8.50) Being perfect isn't as important as being real.' - A great quote from Korie Robertson's new book, Stong and Kind, now on a magnet!

You Wood Sadie Robertson “Live Original” Necklace ($22.00) YouWood and Sadie Robertson have collaborated to create the Live Original "Diamond in the Rough" necklace.  
The diamond represents the lives of women caught in the sex industry and victims of trafficking.  YouWood believes that these women and children are like diamonds in the rough: beautiful and original.   Proceeds from this necklace go towards freeing women from the sex industry in Sadie's home state of Louisiana.  The necklaces are assembled by survivors of trafficking. This is Limited Edition
Hand Made in Louisiana U.S.A., Assembled by survivors of trafficking and the Chain Length 24 in.


DaySpring Sadie Banded Journal Being Kind ($8.99) Sadie Robertson is the modern girl next door we've come to love on television, along with her Duck Commander family, and she loves to encourage those around her by living out and sharing her faith.  Gift this fun and inspiring mini journal to young ladies as a place to pen hopes and dreams, Scriptures, quotes, God-thoughts, and much more!

My Opinion: This is a nice monthly subscription box that is worth the price you are paying as the contents are worth much more. I love the way the box arrived and the box is very cure with the bike on it. The contents inside go to a great cause and helps others around the world. I look forward at becoming a kinder and nicer person as there are times I am not and I hate that about me.

To see more visit http://www.freely.com/


Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Katie Black Medium Saffiano 88 Handbags


I recently found 88 Handbags is a vegan brand and no animal products are used.
The founder of 88 is a lifelong vegetarian and believes that the environment would benefit from the reduction of factory farming. Various vegan leathers are used in production. The scientific names are PU (polyurethane) and PVC (polyvinylchloride) PU is better for the environment and so although more expensive 88 only use PU in our bags. 88 develop all of our own custom hardware, again with a focus on the best way for the environment and not necessarily the cheapest way.

I was recently sent Katie Black Medium Saffiano Satchel; the Katie is an unequivocally chic example what you'll need to navigate the town come rain or shine. She provides a modern sensibility with a go-getters attitude and surprises all who encounter her simple elegance in sumptuous saffiano. Our signature 88 brand handbag is a perfectly sized and durable addition to your already stylish and sophisticated look. A slender optional strap lets you masterfully switch from a handheld to an over-the-shoulder carry, and with two interior zip and smartphone pockets, your ever-demanding life just became effortless. Katie is exceptional

My Opinion: I really like this handbag as it has multiple pockets inside and that is what I like I hate purses that has one spot to just drop everything and make a mess I like an organized purse so I can find things. The fact this one is priced affordably is a plus not to mention the materials used.
To see more visit https://88-eightyeight.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/88handbags/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/88_handbags
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/88.eightyeight/


Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Waiting On Spring By John Rossini From FramedArt.com



I know the holidays are winding down but with a new approaching why not redecorate and reorganize a room in your house? I would like to reorganize my computer room but redecorate my living room and with that said I have bare walls that need color and art work to put on it. I recently discovered FramedArt.com which has so many different styles of art from Abstract, Decorative, Fine Art and more. I got a black framed Waiting on Spring by John Rossini this artwork features a stunning image of two Cardinals on a water pitcher contrasted against the country winter scene. I love cardinals as they are so pretty to listen to outside in the winter/spring months and they also mean something more to me which is a loved one coming to check on me. I have so many dear loved ones that have pasted on that I wish were here to see me now as they died when I was a child or in my twenties  that I miss dearly and know someday I will see again soon.
My Opinion: This piece of art work arrived perfectly wrapped and I was in awe with the picture and can’t wait to finally get this on the wall in the living room as soon the weather is colder and the holidays will be gone to allow more time to do those redecorating things I want to do in my house. The Framed Cardinal Print is beautiful and looks amazing.




Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.


LockIt Monitor Riser from Shoplet



I have a very messy desk where I keep my computer with all the papers, pens, pencils, stapler and other office supplies. The monitor itself is way too low for the height of the chair so I am always straining my neck which is not good as I get a sore neck after wards. SteelMaster Lockit Monitor Riser from Shoplet is a great solution for my problems as it Provides privacy and security for personal items. 

Lockable compartment secures personal items including tablets, phones, data devices, wallets, keys and more. Rear-access ports allow device charging cords to pass through while locked or unlocked. Unit can be cable-secured to work stations through rear and bottom openings (cable not included). Durable steel construction with scratch and chip-resistant finish supports monitors up to 40 lbs. Black color blends seamlessly with most monitors and other computer equipment and ships with rubber feet to prevent movement, slippage, or scratching surfaces.
My Opinion: It has made my work area neater and more manageable to use and with the locked compartment I can store papers and other thing is do not want to misplace.


Shoplet also carries so many office supplies and furniture including ink& toner at http://www.shoplet.com/
Rubbermaid Vacuums, Trash Bags at http://www.shoplet.com/janitorial-supplies/
Mmf Wedgy Pen Clipboard at http://www.shoplet.com/mmf/usrch
Soaps Bodywashes at http://www.shoplet.com/mmf/usrch


Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Lockable Suggestion Box From Shoplet


If you work in an office you may notice in the break room a suggestion box. I remember that all business what to hear what you the employee or customer have to say good or bad but it has to be anonymous else what is the point?  I have to say Shoplet has got you covered with a SteelMaster Lockable Suggestion Box  this is Multi-purpose box is ideal for securely collecting keys, suggestion cards, key cards and more. Multi-orientation design enables front or top opening door to suit user needs. Mounts to vertical wall studs with diamond shaped hole pattern. Drop slot accepts larger key fobs while providing anti-fishing deterrence, durable steel construction with scratch- and chip-resistant finish. Non-slip, non-mar feet will not scratch surfaces.
My Opinion: I was surprised at how heavy this is but it is perfect for keeping things private as far as suggestions, compliments, complaints and more. I like that it can secure to a wall or counter and comes with 2 keys for locking and unlocking.


Make sure to stock up on your discounted office supplies at http://www.shoplet.com/ 2016 will be here before you know it.  Purell hand sanitizer http://www.shoplet.com/janitorial-supplies/ to prevent the spread of germs and viruses.
Multi-Tiered inbox for all the work you need to organize http://www.shoplet.com/mmf/usrch
Wheelchairs for the patients that come in to a doctors office and have trouble walking http://www.shoplet.com/medical-supplies/

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.




Davidson's Organic Tea

Tea is a wonderful product to drink not only does it taste good but it has many medicinal properties. I was recently given the opportunity to review Davidson’s Organic Tea that is also Fair Trade.

I was sent a variety of teas and I want to tell you my readers about them and they were
Meyers Lemon Tea with honey 8 tea bags is a unique combination of relaxing chamomile, round and mellow rooibos and lemony Lemon Myrtle, with just the right amount of real organic dried honey in every tea bag. This light and fruity, wonderful either hot or iced; Lemon lovers will be very happy!
Tulsi Rose Petals 2 tea bags blends three varieties of Tulsi (Krishna, Rama and Vana) with beautiful scarlet rose petals, relaxing chamomile and tart lemon myrtle for a delightful mint and rose fragrant tea. Indulge in the goddess of Ayurvedic love and elixir of life that this blend provides.
Ginger Chai Loose Leaf 10 gram sample has the warm and soothing feeling of a ginger tea with an extra spicy chai taste thanks to our blend of black tea, herbs and pungent spices. This unique blend has all of the flavors and qualities you’d expect from a chai but with the kick of ginger. Being used for more than 2,000 years by Ayurvedic practitioners, ginger has been known to aid digestion, relieve stomach problems (nausea and motion/morning sickness), intestinal gas as well as menstrual cramps. Enjoy a cup before or after any meal. Add milk and sweeter to taste to make a delicious ginger chai latte.

Te De Hibiscus 8 quart bag iced tea blends flavorful tart hibiscus with orange peel and a hint of cinnamon. Winner of the World Tea Expo 2004 Best Herbal Iced Tea award, this blend brews brilliant red in the glass and has an intense tartness. Hibiscus tea is widely consumed in Latin American countries, where the tea is heavily sweetened to offset its sharp character. Whether you like it tart or tart and sweet, this iced tea will refresh you on the hottest day. Also contains a whole day`s compliment of vitamin C. 100% Organic!

Herbal Christmas 8 tea bags  delivers all of the flavor of the original blend which is  our magical combination of complex herbs and pungent spices, nested in a base of rich organic black tea, brings you all the best of the season, with none of the caffeine. Sweet and complex, this tea is the perfect choice for serving with holiday desserts or any time you need a relaxing moment for yourself. Christmas Eve will never be the same without this organic herbal blend!
My Opinion: I really like the Te De Hibiscus it has a nice flavor to it. The Meyer Lemon I had as I felt a cold coming on and wanted to take care of it before it got worse. These also would make great Christmas gifts.
To see more visit http://www.davidsonstea.com/



Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.