Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Make a cute Photo Totebag for only $2.00 from York Photo #affiliate

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This tote bag is great for grocery shopping. the library, or a gift for Grandparents

A delicious little ditty with leftovers for later!

My boys are not what you would call "out on a limb" eaters.
They have very particular tastes and when I try to change things,
it doesn't always go over well.
Last night, we opted for chicken. There are so many options but everyone wants something different.
I began browsing Pinterest, and then inspiration struck.
I breaded and fried the chicken and let the family create their own meals.
Here are the ingredients I used:
2.5 lbs Chicken breast. cut into nugget or bite sized pieces
1 cup bread crumbs
2 cups flour
1 packet dried Ranch Dressing
2 eggs, whisked well
Canola Oil
Poultry seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Valentine's Day at @BonefishGrill @tomoson #sponsored

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I cannot remember the last time hubby and I went out for Valentine's Day. Heck, even before kids, we could not think of anything we did special. This year, that all changed!

We had a special night out at Bonefish Grill. While we had carried out from Bonefish Grill many years ago, I had never been there personally. Of course, being Valentine's Day, the restaurant was packed. Thankfully we made reservations and were seated right away.

The menu was full of wonderful temptations and all of the food sounded delicious.

Now, I do not typically have any alcoholic beverages when out, but being it was Valentine's Day and I received a recommendation, I chose the Winter White Cosmopolitan. It was spectacular ! I made this beverage last the entire time we were there and paired it with water. I may need to find out how to make these and have them at our next family gathering !

We started the meal with the Bonefish Caesar Salad and bread with their
Seasoned Olive Oil. I could make a meal out of these 2 items. 

Hubby could not resist getting the Sir Will's Fish & Chips, which consists of Tempura style with house made tartar and French fries. 

I decided on the Fontina Chop. I had never had Fontina Cheese but it was delicious ! The meal was a boneless pork chop topped with Fontina cheese, garlic, prosciutto & mushroom Marsala wine sauce. I paired it with Garlic Whipped mashed potatoes and an amazing Garbanzo Bean/tomato/spinach side.

We were so stuffed we opted out of dessert. I cannot even begin to tell you how pleased I was with everything. From the atmosphere, to our fantastic (and funny) server Eric, our food and drinks. I would love to go back for a date night, even without it being a special occasion.

If you are looking for great food, check out a Bonefish Grill near you.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, February 17, 2014

#WBValentine Who Is Your Cartoon Crush Quiz? Giveaway ends 02/25/14

Who is Your Cartoon Crush? - Everyone has had a crush at some point in their lives, but do you know who your cartoon crush is? Is it Scooby-Doo? Charlie Brown? or maybe Bugs Bunny?
Find out who you would be romantically perfect with!

One winner will receive one of the following DVD's [chosen at Random}
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition
A Charlie Brown Valentine
Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers
Happiness is... Peanuts: Friends Forever
Elmo Loves You
Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: For The Love Of Snack

Giveaway begins on Monday 02/17/14 12:01am EST and ends 02/25/14 11:59pm EST
Open to Residents of the US !

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Meet a Non Typical American Farm Family. The Hemmes Family.. #AmericasFarmers #sponsored

This post was created in partnership with America's Farmers. All opinions are my own.

I did not grow up on a farm, even though I did spend a good deal of my childhood in country. We did not farm but had several around us and had friends whose parents lived a farm life.

America's Farmers give us food and materials to create wonderful products. But do you know the farm life?

After reading over several family stories, I found myself coming back to one. The Hemmes Family. When you think of a farming family, do you see Dad in the fields and Mom baking pies and hanging laundry?

Well, the Hemmes Family is not your typical farm family. April Hemmes is a 4th generation farmer. April's Husband works in town and April runs the farm. She IS the farm. April raises cattle and harvests grains. She takes care of day in/day out decisions and her family as well.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Celebrate Valentine's day with a #ForgetMeNots Giveaway Blog Hop ! #Paypal or #Amazon

Happy Valentine’s Day! MamaNYC is hosting the Forget Me Nots Giveaway Hop and we’re so excited to have an amazing group of bloggers participating. Everyone has a prize to giveaway that is worth $25.00 or more. This event will run until February 14th, which means you will have plenty of time to enter all of our giveaways. Good Luck and Happy Valentine’s Day!

One winner will receive their choice of either
a $25.00 Amazon or $25.00 Paypal

To enter, you must be 18 years of age or older.
As this prize will be emailed, this giveaway is open Worldwide
Begins 02/07/14 at 12:01am EST and ends 02/14/14 11:59pm EST

Good Luck to All !

Enter Other great giveaways from some wonderful blogs

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Celebrate your love with Bonefish Grill ! #sponsored @tomoson

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. 

This Valentine's Day is super special. I get to take my husband out to dinner. This is not a normal occurrence, for more than one reason.
1) I never get to take my husband out anywhere since I do not have a job away from the house that pays me on a regular basis.
2) I cannot recall anytime in the past 12-15 years we have gone out to dinner on Valentine's Day.

Not that these reason are bad or in any way faulted by either one of us, it's just the way we are.
But things are going to change this year !!!
Photo Credit

Hubby and I have reservations at our local Bonefish Grill this coming Valentine's day and the grandparents have graciously accepted the kids (YAY) !

Bonefish has a great offer that's available from Feb 11 - Feb 17th. It's called the Prix Fixe. This dinner for two includes; the Steak and Lobster Duet as well as a salad per guest (House or Ceasar) and a brownie dessert to share. The cost is $29.90 per person.

And if you can't make it out to dinner on Valentine's Day, well, Bonefish Grill will be open for lunch just for you on this special day !

Of course, there are other options if you don't plan on the Prix Fixe, such as the Cold Water Catch options [thru mid February], which include but are not limited to Steamed Icelandic Cod with a citrus Thai Salsa mix and is only 550 calories !

Brunch is also available all year round and include such delicious morsels like Surf and Turf Eggs Benedict, Cajun Shrimp Omelet, and they even have an egg white substitute upon request for health-conscious guests !

Look for my review after the 14th of February,
complete with a wonderful photo journey of the meal and location !

I'm so excited !!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Do you have trouble falling asleep. I do ! Check out my experience with Glysonna #sponsored [Review and Giveaway]

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product in exchange for review/promotion.
No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have always had trouble going to sleep. I can lay in bed, as tired as can be, and still not go to sleep soundly, or even stay asleep. It drives me insane. 

I thought with the running and stepping my exercise, this would help me sleep,
but honestly, it hasn't done the trick.

So, when I was offered the opportunity to review Glysonna, I jumped at the chance.
Glysonna is a drug-free sleep aid that assists in Initiating the natural sleep processas well as sustaining sleep.

My first night taking the Glysonna, I remember about 20 minutes after the directed dose, I started to feel very tired and went to bed. I unfortunately forgot that hubby had to be up super early, so I did not get the directed 8 hours as stated on the bottle.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

The Steady Hand, beautiful crochet & a #giveaway [review] #sponsored

Disclosure: I received a product to review in exchange for promotion and giveaway. No monetary compensation was exchanged.

I love pretty things. Especially when they are handmade.

I was lucky enough to review an item from The Steady Hand recently and fell in love!

I chose the Ivory Double Twist Infinity Cowl N50. It is handcrafted crochet and made with 100% wool yarn
and is 54" around and 3" wide.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Choosing the right Fellowes Shredder #IDSafetySeason @FellowesInc #sponsored

#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Fellowes.
This could include the Fellowes providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment.

Last Month [Yes, that was yesterday], I shared a post about my new Fellowes P-12C shredder.
I let you know how much I appreciated the fact that I could help protect my identity and my credit because this shredder cross cuts all my papers. The Fellowes P-12C shreds credit cards and I don't have to remove the staples when I shred up to 12 pages at a time.

What I want to share with you, is how to choose the shredder that's right for you.
Thankfully, Fellowes provided a handy dandy info graphic, so that made my sharing so much easier !