Thursday, July 28, 2016

Is the Presidential Election a top priority for College Students? #backtoschool #Casio

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Do college students really care about the upcoming presidential election? Surprisingly, college students are more concerned about education loan repayment than who will be elected into office. CampusBooks, the leading textbook price comparison website, released results from a national survey this week that 8 in 10 college students are concerned about repaying their student loans more than the election. 

The national survey conducted by Campbell Rinker, revealed that 63 percent of recent graduates carry student loan debt and that two-thirds of students work full or part-time jobs during school. Students appear far more concerned about loans than the current political season, with a bare 54 percent majority expressing greater interest in politics due to the presidential election, and with Hillary Clinton essentially tied with Donald Trump at 12 - 13 percent supporting either candidate.

This survey also revealed that using apps is second only to texting as the most prevalent activity on smartphones (owned by 94% of students), Twice as many students own a smartphone compared to a tablet, and three times as many compared to a desktop computer. Not surprisingly, only 5% of students reported using their smartphone to make calls.

c2 Performance Tights Exceed My Expectations!

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For the past few months, I've been wearing, evaluating, testing and completely loving my new c2 Performance Tights! I started out by wearing them to the gym, wearing them when walking or running and now wear them any time, no matter if I'm working out,  just relaxing at home and even when running errands. They are super comfortable!

These performance tights are extremely soft and literally feel like you're wearing nothing at all. The fit is perfect, the material is easy to care for (no snags or pulls at all), and the insulation feature is ideal for those who need something super warm in the winter, yet cooling and the quick-dry fabric kept the sweat off of my skin and me completely dry. This is awesome because as much as I like to stay active, wearing wet, sweaty clothing is not appealing to me!

Monday, July 25, 2016

SING STREET arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand #SingStreet

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Named one of the BEST movies of the year so far by Rolling Stone, TIME, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, the Chicago Tribune, Yahoo, and many more, SING STREET arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand tomorrow! Awesome!

SING STREET is the ideal movie to take us back to the 1980s and is set in Dublin. The story is seen through the eyes of a 14 year old boy named Conor who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents relationship and financial troubles. In addition to all of this, he's trying to adjust to his new inner city school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher.

Get In the Spirit Of Summer with Tequila Don Julio!

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Tequila fans rejoice! Although National Tequila Day has come and gone this year, there are still plenty of reasons to enjoy a yummy cocktail. Instead of reaching for just any bottle to whip up a batch of the same old margaritas, bring your beverage A-Game with specialty cocktails made with Tequila Don Julio. As Mexico's original luxury craft tequila, Tequila Don Julio is sure to elevate your experience and add authenticity to any celebration.

As if you need an excuse to enjoy tequila this summer, get in the spirit with these fun and fresh sips created by mixologist Ben Scorah. 

If you're looking to impress, try the Snapped cocktail, an unexpected mix of sugar pea infused Tequila Don Julio Blanco and lime juice that's guaranteed to have your guests coming back for more. More of a tequila novice than an agave aficionado? Not to worry! the It's So Easy, made with Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh grapefruit and lime juice, ginger beer, and basil, lives up to the name and will instantly upgrade your fun-day activities! 

The Perfect Cocktails to Celebrate Tequila Any Day!

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Although National Tequila Day has once again passed us by, there are still so many reasons to celebrate. Whether your reason is that you have a great job, the perfect significant other, a supportive family and friends or even just because you're having an awesome and amazing day ~ Pick up a bottle or two of Hornitos Tequila and enjoy the day and evening while going outside the box and trying a new spin on a tasty cocktail with the recipes below. 

Bottom's up for National Tequila Day!

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This summer is loaded with numerous fun and interesting holidays but National Tequila Day is by far one of those designated days with the most potential for having a great time. Before diving right into the fun and a few delicious tequila recipes, let's explore some interesting facts about this beverage that has enough clout to reserve an entire day for celebrating.

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1. Americans consume over 50 million liters of tequila on a yearly basis. 

2. There are actually a few benefits to drinking tequila. Who knew! First, start with quality tequila, meaning one that states "100% Agave" right on the label. According to Mexican law, tequila must be made from only the Blue Weber Agave plant from the Tequila region in the state of Jalisco. Be sure to check out the bottle from now on.

3. As for health benefits, experts agree that a shot of tequila before lunch can stimulate your appetite and one immediately after dinner can aid in proper digestion. Some also say that tequila can aid in lowering cholesterol and alleviating tension headaches, all in moderation, of course!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Discover the Royal Sonesta Hotel at the Houston Galleria

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I've discovered that Houston is a truly amazing city and there is so much to do and see while in the great metropolis. I recently went to Houston for a for a weekend of business mixed with pleasure and had the opportunity to stay at a very luxurious hotel ~ The Royal Sonesta Hotel at the Houston Galleria!

When I say the word "luxury" I do sincerely mean it as the ideal adjective to describe this uptown hotel. From the moment you walk through the doors this place is certainly abundant in opulence and splendor in such a way that you almost forget about your purpose for being there and can only look around in complete awe at the decor, and gorgeous design of this establishment.

Who wants to WIN a Coach Handbag? #FanAppreciation #Giveaway

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Monthly Designer Handbag Giveaway

Welcome to the Monthly Designer Handbag Fan Appreciation Giveaway!

Welcome to the Designer Handbag Giveaway hosted by Jenns Blah Blah Blog! We decided to put a little spin on our tradition monthly Coach Handbag giveaway that we have been doing for over a year and add some more designer handbag brands for your to choose from such as Coach, Ivanka Trump, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Gucci, Kate Spade, Dooney & Bourke, Ralph Lauren and more. Jenns Blah Blah Blog and all her amazing blogging buddies have come together to give you a chance to win a designer handbag of your choice! 

Friday, July 15, 2016

WOW your guests with a few simple summer cocktail hacks!

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From BBQs to beach parties, there's no shortage of reasons to mix up a delicious cocktail this summer. Being the bartender of the group proves to be an invaluable skill for warm weather entertaining, but Pinnacle Vodka knows that not everyone has quite mastered the perfect pour ~ or cocktail for that matter!

Starting this summer, Pinnacle Vodka is coming to the rescue to help overcome entertaining challenges like this one with the "Life Skills of the Highly Entertained" series. In the first installment, the experts at Pinnacle will show you how with tips and tricks along with some simple recipes to help avoid a cocktail fail and become a master in mixology.

Choose Ingredients Wisely ~ Start with a high-quality spirit like Pinnacle. It's distilled five times for an incredibly clean, smooth taste. As your base, fresh fruits and juices can help elevate any cocktail ~ treat your guests to freshly squeezed and premium ingredients to create a Pineapple Punch, and they'll notice the difference for sure!

Master The Muddle ~ When adding herbs and fruit to the bottom of the Everblooming Fizz, treat ingredients differently for maximum flavor. Delicate muddling for leaves and herbs, a bit more muscle in your muddling for fruits and vegetables. Muddling up some great cocktails makes for extremely happy guests!

Stir Things Up ~ While shaking up a drink can be fun, that doesn't mean you should do it with every recipe. Our Moscow Mule should be stirred because too much shaking creates foam, which can "water down" the overall recipe or change the drink's flavor profile. 

The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 3 Now Streaming on #Netflix!

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The world's most legendary sword fighter, Puss In Boots, swings into action with more of your favorite fun-filled magical adventures in the all-new Season 3 of The Adventures of Puss In Boots!

Season 3 picks up where the epic cliffhanger from last season left off ~ Puss must go toe-to-toe against the evil Bloodwolf. When Puss realizes he can't do it alone, he forms the Senior Defense Squad and joins a rowdy band of Sky Pirates to help the fight against the Bloodwolf, and the only way to watch is on Netflix...July 15th!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Disney's Beauty and The Beast ~ First Look! #BeOurGuest #BeautyAndTheBeast

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Here's a first look at the beautiful teaser poster for Disney's upcoming and highly anticipated live-action retelling of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST based on the animated classic which refashions the classic characters and musical numbers from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience. 

The film, which stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald with Ian McKellan and Emma Thompson, opens in theaters everywhere on March 17, 1017!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Blaze and the Monster Machines: Fired Up! Available on #DVD July 12th

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In this new DVD, Blaze must put his best "wheel" forward to save the day in Blaze and the Monster Machines: Fired Up

Fans of the speed racing, STEM-savvy monster truck won't want to miss this brand new DVD collection that includes some of the most high-octane action adventures yet! Whether it's morphing into a fire truck and putting out fires, embarking on slippery adventures to save a truck wash, or racing to deliver medicine to cure sick trucks, Blaze, AJ and their friends are sure to use science, technology, engineering and math to save the day. 

As a parent, I can certainly appreciate a fun movie that not only keeps my kid's attention for some period of time but also incorporates an educational value into the message as well. They are being entertained and learning at the same time. Awesome!

Flight of the Butterflies on Blu-ray July 12th ~ #IMAX #Giveaway

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Calling all nature enthusiasts and those who appreciate the beauty that nature has to offer! Flight of the Butterflies is all at once a natural history epic, compelling detective story and a scientific adventure at best. This captivating film allows the viewer to experience one of the most incredible natural phenomena on earth ~ the migration of hundreds of millions of Monarch Butterflies. 

This truly inspiring film is a favorite at theaters and science centers around the country and will fast become a favorite in your home entertainment collection just it has in my own collection of movies.

The Adderall Diaries ~ A Twisted Journey Through Sex, Drugs, and Lies #Bluray #DVD

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In the Adderall Diaries, we follow a journey to uncover the truth about the author's past in this sexy, gritty film that has arrived on Blu-ray and DVD for home entertainment. 

Oscar nominee, James Franco, is riveting as a famous but troubled author whose fascination with a high profile murder case brings his own dark past into focus. Based on the best-selling book by Stephen Elliot, The Adderall Diaries follows his desperate journey through sex, drugs and lies as he tries to separate fact from fiction and ignite a life changing romance. Ed Harris and Amber Heard co-star in this gritty story about the shocking discoveries that lie beneath the truth.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Find The Right Outfit For Your Little #NFL Fan

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You don't have to run around town to find an adorable outfit for your little NFL fan. Shopping websites such as BabyFans carries a wide selection of NFL baby clothes. Here are several benefits of buying NFL clothes for your baby online.

There Are Different Teams Available
It's easy to find baby clothes that represent your favorite team when you shop online. The teams usually include the Balitmore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys. Your baby is sure to look adorable during your next Super Bowl party. You can even dress your baby to surprise a loved one who may be cheering on a different team.

Fun & Games in Houston ~ Go Sugar Land Skeeters! #GoSkeeters

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I may very well be the last person on Earth who has never attended a professional baseball game ~ until now! It's not that I've never wanted to participate in cheering on a professional team, but have never had the opportunity and quite honestly didn't realize how much fun it would be.

I recently had the chance to attend a Sugar Land Skeeters baseball game and for those not familiar with the Skeeters, they are a professional baseball team located in the outskirts of Houston and have been playing home games at Constellation Field since 2012. Although not affiliated with Major League Baseball, this team is part of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.