Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DINOTRUX Toys for Holiday Gift Giving! #HolidayGiftGuide

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With Season 3 of DinoTrux already underway on Netflix, it's the perfect time to consider DinoTrux toys for your holiday gift giving. Kids (and adults!) everywhere love the action packed boys included! Netflix is awesome too...not only can they watch DinoTrux any time that they want to, but also tons of other shows and movies as well. 

These DinoTrux toys are so cool! Each one is designed to spark your child's imagination and provide tons of fun for them. My son can literally play with his DinoTrux toys for hours and love it, so I'm confident that other little DinoTrux fans would be happy to receive these toys for the holidays too. 


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In support of the upcoming action/horror film UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS, the latest installment in the blockbuster UNDERWORLD franchise, Screen Gems has partnered with the wildly popular platform Snapchat to develop the first ever sponsored interactive 3D Lens to reach their 150+ million daily users and allow the studio to communicate with Snapchatters in the most interactive and personal way. The "Underworld 3D Lens" uses a smartphone's gyroscope to build an immersive Underworld-themed environment around the Snapchatter rather than the standard overlay to which users are accustomed. As teh phone turns, the background adapts to the movement.

The "Underworld 3D Lens" will be released nationwide on December 29, 2016 but fans will have the opportunity to "snap to unlock" and get a sneak peek via Snapcodes released prior to the launch starting December 1, 2016. The custom Snapcodes will be incorporated and amplified through various social and content partners, TV, and print materials in the weeks leading up to Lens' release.

As one of the film's promotional partners, Snapchat's augmented reality, immersive experience is spreading awareness and excitement for the film. The 3D Lens transports users into Underworld and drops them into a 360 degree environment. By panning to the sides, fans can explore the various worlds from the movie. In addition, the Lens transforms the user into a vampire similar to the film's lead character Selene, played by Kate Beckinsale.

If you can DREAM IT, you can BUILD IT with MEGA Tracks! #HolidayGiftGuide

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Get ready for high-speed action this holiday season with Lionel Mega Tracks!

Mega Tracks is a revolutionary rail system where kids use their imaginations to design and build endless race courses. It's a super flexible rail system that is not only easy to put together but fun because no two race courses ever need to be the same. Utilizing the clamp and construction system included with Mega Tracks, kids can build their creations just about anywhere, including the floor or even attaching them to furniture. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sprint LG X Power Smartphone #Giveaway #TisTheSeason

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The holiday season can get busy and hectic for most families, so I like to do things to keep our household running as smooth as possible and to also keep everyone happy and connected. One thing that keeps us all in the loop and connected is great phone service and devices. This year why not live life to the extreme with an awesome smartphone, if nothing else?

The LG X power from Sprint has everything you need to accomplish your holiday tasks and keep you covered...snap those holiday photos, have a movie marathon and even an impromptu dance party with your phone being the DJ! Awesome! With nearly two days of battery power, the LG X power smartphone can do it all with time to spare!

DVD Box Sets from PBS for the Holidays! #HolidayGiftGuide

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Looking for a few great gift ideas for the kiddos this year? PBS Distribution has two adorable 
holiday box sets that are perfect for your little one.

WILD KRATTS: A Creature Christmas
In this special fun-filled holiday movie, the Wild Kratts crew is resting and relaxing as they get ready for the Wild Kratts Christmas party after a busy year filled with amazing creature adventures! It's too bad their arch villains Donita Donata, Gaston Gourmand, and Zach Varmitech are about to spoil the fun. The sound of jingle bells is replaced by alarm bells as the team discovers that Donita, Gaston, and Zach are capturing baby animals from around the globe. With Christmas fast approaching,c an Martina and Chris rescue their baby animal friends and return them to their homes in time for the holidays? (SRP $6.99)

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Daniel's Winter Wonderland
This new DVD features four stories including "A Snowy Day," "Daniel's Winter Adventure," "Neighborhood Nutcracker," and "Baking Mistakes." In the stories "Daniel's Winter Adventure" and "Neighboorhood Nutcracker," Daniel discovers that when sledding, ice skating, or learning a dance for The Nutcracker ballet, "if something seems hard to do, try it a little bit at a time!" In addition to these grr-iffic stories, kids can watch Daniel and Miss Elaina play snow astronauts in "A Snowy Day," And Daniel and Prince Wednesday make cookies with Baker Aker in "Baking Mistakes." (SRP $6.99)

Disclosure: I received the above movies for review. All opinions are entirely my own.

PBS Complete Series Box Sets are Perfect for Holiday Gift Giving! #HolidayGiftGuide

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With the biggest shopping season in full swing, it's a great time to think about buying for everyone on your list. Whether you are buying for  women or men, PBS has some awesome DVD Box Sets that are sure to please. Check them out below!

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection 
This holiday season will be the ULTIMATE celebration for millions of Downton Abbey fans. PBS Distribution has released two all-new complete box sets of the series as well as officially licensed Downton Abbey merchandise. The new sets feature all six seasons of the epic and multi-award winning drama.

  • Downton Abbey 3.5" Resin Castle Ornament (SRP $12.99) ~ Honor the history and elegance of the grand architectural style of Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) with this beautifully detailed ornament made of high-quality resin that will allow you to enjoy Downton Abbey's classic style for years to come.

  • Downton Abbey Trio Pull Bell Ornament (SRP $13.99) ~ Whether you spent your days upstairs or down, the ringing of bells was a constant sound. This replica of the trio pull bells used by the family and staff of Downton Abbey will help you ring in the holidays year after year.

  • Downton Abbey Rotating Musical Glitter Dome (SRP $59.99) ~ This elegant glass glitter dome features a detailed look at the castle and with the flick of the wrist you can see the magic at Downton. This collectible is perfect for every Downton fan in the family.

  • Downton Abbey Porcelain Tea Cup LED Night Light (SRP $24.99) ~ This stylish teacup and saucer nightlight will illuminate your hallway or any room with its bright LED light and easy on and off switch. It's the perfect gift for tea enthusiasts and Downton Abbey fans alike.

Disney Magic & Imagination come together for The BFG! #TheBFG

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Another extraordinary Disney movie has arrived for home entertainment ~ Disney's The BFG!

The BFG unites the talents of three of the world's greatest storytellers ~ Roald Dahl, Walt Disney, and Steven Spielberg ~ to bring to life the classic tale of a courageous little girl named Sophie and a gentle and charming Big Friendly Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. 

Families and Friends will be swept away, just as my family was, by this spectacular adventure and will also be impressed and delighted by the extensive bonus features, including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The BFG." According to Mr. Spielberg, "It's a story about friendship, it's a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it's a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems."

I completely agree with Mr. Spielberg's description of The family and I watched the movie together and laughed together at certain scenes while empathizing with the characters in other parts of the movie. The life lessons are wonderful just as they always are in a Disney film which is another reason why I encourage my children to watch Disney and why I love watching the movies with them! The BFG will definitely not disappoint any audience and is one that I highly recommend adding to your home entertainment collection. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Disney's Pete's Dragon is available for Home Entertainment (November 29th)!! #PetesDragon #Giveaway

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For many years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace, who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales...until she meets Pete! 

Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete's descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham's stories. With the help of Natalie, an 11-year-old girl who's father Jack owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs and the truth about his dragon. 

Tickets are now on sale for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY ~ Who's EXCITED?? #RogueOne

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The wait is almost over...advanced tickets are now on sale for Lucasfilm's highly anticipated film, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY! Awesome! 

To celebrate this upcoming film, several theater chains and ticket sellers are offering special promotions and you can find it all right HERE!

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY arrives in theaters on December 16th in 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D! Be sure to get your tickets early and connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Red Carpet Dresses at an Affordable Price #CelebrityDresses #FormalDresses

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The holiday season is here and with that comes lots of holiday parties, family events and of course winter weddings. These special occasions give us a reason to go shopping for just the right gown or dress, get our hair and nails done and go out looking like a million bucks!

Although we want to look like a million bucks, we don't want to break the bank to get that look or any look, right? It's a good thing that there are a few awesome websites that carry gorgeous formal dresses and other accessories while being completely affordable. Not only do they offer dresses for holiday or cocktail parties, but also for other special events such as a wedding. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

FREE 12x8 Canvas Print Offer! #CanvasOnSale #BlackFriday #GiftIdea

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Just in time for those holiday gifts! 

This is an awesome deal...I just received a FREE 12" x 8" canvas print and I want to share this amazing opportunity with all of my AWESOME readers. 

All you need to do is to click on the link HERE ~ Upload your favorite picture ~ Choose 12" x 8" canvas print and enter the Voucher Code from the website in the basket. Once you have placed your FREE canvas print, you can share this amazing offer with friends so that they can get a FREE canvas print too! Keep your FREE canvas print or present it to someone as a gift! 

Disney Pixar's #CARS3 opens in theatres everywhere on June 16, 2017!

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We loved Cars and Cars 2, and now we have something else to 
look forward to next summer...CARS 3! 

Disney Pixar just released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming movie, CARS 3! I have to say that although I already know to expect big surprises from Disney, I'm more than excited for this one! My kids and I have watched CARS from the beginning and still keep the movies in our home entertainment collection. 

Stay connected with CARS 3 on Facebook and Twitter!

Christmas Forest ~ A Place Where Magic Happens ~ Fresh Wreath #Giveaway!

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With the holiday season upon us, it's time to start thinking about Christmas decorations for your home, office or any other place that you want to have a festive look for this fun season. One of the first things I do is think about a gorgeous wreath (or 2!) to hang on my front door because I absolutely love that look as I'm walking into my home and want my guests to see and feel that joy as well. 

This year I received a beautiful fresh wreath from the Christmas Forest, the Polka Dot Frenzy Wreath. Christmas Forest sold their very first handmade Christmas Wreath back in 1976 and has been bringing the holiday spirit to customers ever since then with their handcrafted, one-of-a-kind creations. Each wreath invokes the spirit of the forest, flooding your senses with the delightful aroma of fresh pine trees. What a wonderful way to set the holiday tone in your home and they also make great gifts for friends, family or even as a corporate gift

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Keep the Beard Clean with Beardsmen Spirit Bold Forest Beard Shampoo

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Does the man in your life have a beard? Over the years the beard has been gaining popularity with countless men sporting facial hair including celebrities and professional athletes. I personally love a man with a beard and other facial hair but unfortunately, the beard doesn't take care of itself!

Luckily, there are grooming products that give men the power over the beard, and allow them to no only groom the hair but also wash and condition it as well. Beardsmen Spirit Beard Bold Forest Shampoo is awesome! I received a sample and although I don't have a beard ~ a good friend of mine used the beard shampoo and wash and absolutely loved the results! 

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Coolest Holiday Gifts For Children,Teens & Adults! @3DLightFX @usfg

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Finding cool gifts for my kids gets more difficult every year. After all, in this day and age, it seems like kids have more than we did when I was young and they are not as easily impressed. Luckily I found something really cool that I know will be impressive and it's also something that they will use for a long time. 

3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Lights are the perfect gift this holiday season. They are sold at Target and have a full range of comic book, super heroes, Disney Princess, sports and car lights that look as though they are popping right out of the wall! So cool! They are battery operated and cool to the touch so you can place them anywhere in the room. Your kids will love having these on their walls and they're also the perfect additions to a den, family room, man cave or office. 

Give Thanks, Save Money & Enjoy some Thanksgiving Cocktails! #TurkeyDay

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These days there is no reason to pay full price at the grocery store so as you're planning your Thanksgiving feast, take a look at the tips below that will make it super easy to save money. Jeanette Pavini is Consumer Advocate and shopping expert for and has created a cheat sheet that will make it super easy to save on everything you holiday dinner. 

Thanksgiving Grocery Savings Cheat Sheet:

What holiday food items are other shoppers saving money on? This confirms at a glance the items on your grocery list that you should not pay full price for. 
  • Baked Goods ~ 2.3 million coupons activated with 36.5 % annual savings
  • Baking Supplies ~ 4.8 million coupons activated with 48.7% annual savings
  • Cheese ~ 8.5 million coupons activated with 32.3% annual savings
  • Confections ~ 3.7 million coupons activated with 38.9% annual savings
Six Holiday Feast Secret Saving Rules:
  1. Don't overdo it! Search online for a meat calculator. Enter the number of kids and adults and find out exactly how many pounds you will need. It will even tell you how much gravy and stuffing is necessary for the meal.
    1. Price matching can apply to turkeys too! For example, Safeway guarantees the lowest price on frozen turkeys and will match a competitor's price when you show them their ad or coupon.
    2. Build your menu around "loss leader" items. The prices of certain foods have gone up this holiday season, but grocery stores have "loss leaders" or items on sale at below cost that they use to lure you into the store. The good news is turkey is often a loss leader this time of year.
    3. Think beyond Turkey Day. As for a rain check even if a sale item won't be restocked by Thanksgiving Day. You still need to eat in December, so why not take advantage of those Thanksgiving deals.
    4. Raid the freezer. Dig into the depths of your freezer in search of leftover rolls or sliced bread like the often neglected end pieces. Thaw it out for Thanksgiving and use this bread hodgepodge to make stuffing. 
    5. Use social media! Be sure to check out the Facebook and Twitter accounts for your favorite coupon sites, stores, and manufacturers. Many times, you will hear about upcoming sales and promotions before they are announced plus get special insider coupons!

    Looking for a new & exciting GIFT IDEA for your little (or big) #LEGOfan? @BrickLoot

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    With Christmas just around the corner, we are all looking for exciting and new ideas for those on our lists. Every year I attempt to put a smile on the faces of my children with gifts that they will love and that they will continue to play with over and over again. 

    This year I had the opportunity to review an amazing subscription box from Brick Loot. This monthly subscription box is ideal for any LEGO and Brick fanatic and is filled with cool things to keep them interested and busy. Each box contains 4 - 8 items that are hand picked by Brick specialists who scour the globe searching for the newest brick products. Items include LEGO kits, mini-figures, and other accessories that are delivered to your door each month, without fail. The best part is that they are all compatible with LEGO bricks and other custom building sets. 

    Experience the memories of an authentic Santa Letter the Christmas! @santaletters1 #LettersFromSanta

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    Every child WANTS to believe in Santa Claus, but let's face it, the kids today are much smarter and often demand more proof than just simple letters from Santa. I know that my kids do!

    What if there was an easy, inexpensive way for you to ensure that Santa Claus remains a strong belief in your child's heart? Well, there is! offers you three unique treasure chests of authentic, custom Santa Claus goodies, sent right to your child, directly from the North Pole! It's a bundle of proof with YOUR CHILD'S NAME ON IT! Awesome! Every package is painstakingly crafted, packed and shipped with care and even includes a real Santa return address and genuine North Pole Stamp.

    But that's not all! Santa further proves his existence with a Personal Phone Call and Personalized, Movie Quality Video starring your child! That's a $15 value, absolutely FREE with EVERY package!

    Disney's Queen Of Katwe on Digital HD on January 10th & Blu-ray on January 31st! #QueenofKatwe

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    Home audiences will cheer for Disney's Queen of Katwe, a new film which has earned widespread critical acclaim. This movie is based on a vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of Uganda whose world changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

    It is a remarkable story of perseverance against all odds that will leave viewers feeling humbled and inspired. "Queen of Katwe" also takes the audience behind the scenes with filmmakers, as well as the cast and their real life counterparts, through extensive bonus features, including a three-part documentary highlighting the amazing personal stories behind the film.

    Thursday, November 17, 2016


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    From Lucasfilm comes the FIRST of the Star Wars stand-alone films, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empires ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. How exciting!!!

    Red Robin Serves Up Limited-Time #Cocktails for the Holidays

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    Ready or not, this is the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year ~ the holiday season! Most of us are busy planning for family gatherings, shopping for the ideal gifts for our loved ones and basically running non-stop to ensure that everything for the holidays is perfect and goes off without a hitch, right? 

    This year, let's all take a break and enjoy ourselves in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle by stopping at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews for a tasty meal and a delicious cocktail. For a limited time, Red Robin is offering guests the Bourbon Sour cocktail which is a unique twist on the classic whiskey sour featuring Maker's Mark and other delectable ingredients. Take a look at the recipe below for a bit of holiday spirit!

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Butterball Goes On Demand for Thanksgiving with 24/7 Texting! #TalkTurkey #Giveaway

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    Butterball is a name that we all know and love and especially around Thanksgiving. Not only is a Butterball turkey the most delicious and juicy turkey around, but Butterball takes their support to an entirely new level.

    We all know that Butterball offers the Turkey Talk-Line but now they've stepped it up ~ for the first time you can actually text cooking questions to experts at Butterball. Awesome! From November 17 - 24, 2016, customers can get support and advice at the touch of a button, whether it's cooking questions or how-to tips for Turkey Day. By texting (844) 877-3456, consumers can have the speedy answers they need to make the perfect Thanksgiving meal!

    Friday, November 11, 2016

    Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze is available just in time for the HOLIDAYS!

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    Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze is available now on DVD (plus DIGITAL), Digital HD and On Demand! With that being said, it's time to experience this all new installment of everyone's favorite animated series just in time for the holiday season. Our favorite wolf pups ~ Stinky, Claudette, and Runt are taking on a blizzard to rescue their lost parents before the holidays in this unFURgettable adventure! In addition, this new movie features two never before seen deleted scenes. Awesome!

    This is a favorite in our movie collection and one that my kids watch over and over again. I anticipate that this movie trend will continue well into the holiday season too!

    ARLO THE BURPING PIG arrives November 15th #HolidayGifts

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    Arlo the Burping Pig will be available soon and this is definitely one movie that the entire family can enjoy, so get ready for lots of laughs, squeals and a bit of barnyard belching!

    When David and his family move to a new city, everyone is super excited...except 7 year old Talia. She's not as thrilled as the rest of the family to be in a new home and new city. Until she meets sassy Arlo, who's just escaped from the circus and belches really loud every time he eats! 


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    From overcoming a fear of spiders to trying something new, Caillou empowers preschoolers to take on life's little challenges and to explore the world around them in this newly released DVD from PBS Kids! 

    Refresh your Beauty Routine with Colgate Optic White! #DesignerSmile

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    With the Fall in full swing and the holiday season just around the corner, it's so important as a Mom to set aside time for myself. The upcoming months are going to be super busy with shopping, family gatherings, school programs and other holiday activities and events and it's so easy to get wrapped up in everything that I tend to forget about ME! No cool for any Mom...we all need some time for ourselves and we all need to take care of ourselves just like we do our precious families. After all, without us on the front lines, where would they be?

    One way that I like to refresh my beauty routine is to focus on having a whiter and brighter #DesignerSmile. Having a gorgeous smile is one of the best accessories we have on a daily basis and especially for all of those family photos during the holidays! 

    Colgate always comes through for me and I'm a long time Colgate fan whether it's toothbrushes, mouthwash or toothpaste. The latest innovation from Colgate Optic White is the Colgate Optic White Platinum High Impact White Toothpaste. It actually whitens your teeth more than any box of the leading whitening strips to give you up to 4 shades of visibly whiter teeth starting in just 3 days! Awesome! 

    If you're like me you will definitely want to ensure that your #DesignerSmile is ready for the new season and you'll want to do that with Colgate Optic White Platinum High Impact Toothpaste. Try it out and see the results for yourself! 

    Check out Colgate products HERE and get some valuable coupons HERE!

    Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample from Colgate-Palmolive to facilitate this review. All opinions are entirely my own.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016

    Check out the new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST poster! #BeOurGuest #BeautyAndTheBeast

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    How exciting!! I just received the brand new Beauty and the Beast poster for Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic. This film is one that I'm patiently waiting for as it's one of my favorite Disney stories. The cast alone is something to look forward to and includes Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. Wow!

    Visit the Beauty and the Beast website and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

    Opening everywhere on March 17, 2017!!!

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    Sauza's Election Day Cocktail That Deserves Your Vote #Vote2016

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    If you've been paying attention to this year's Presidential race, then surely you are in need of a cocktail by now. Election Day is finally here and the candidates have seriously brought the heat on all levels, so Sauza Tequila created a cocktail to match their fire! 

    The Sriracha Cocktail is packed with Presidential punch ~ it's spicy Sriracha ingredient combines well with the sweetness of agave syrup, leaving the person drinking it anything but undecided on whether or not they want another. Enjoy!

    Sriracha Cocktail
    • 2 parts Sauza Signature Blue Silver
    • 1/2 teaspoon of Sriracha
    • 1 part agave syrup
    • 1 part lime juice
    • 1 part Triple Sec
    • Red Pepper for garnish
    Preparation: Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain over ice into a salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with a slice of red pepper.

    Saturday, November 5, 2016

    Road Tripping Made Simple: Who Said Traveling With Kids Was Stressful?

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    If you’re planning a vacation with the kids, a road trip is an excellent idea. You can hit the open roads, and explore at your leisure. Traveling with kids can be hard work. But it doesn’t always have to be stressful. Here are some failsafe tips to make sure your road trip is plain sailing.

    Planning your route
    The last thing you want when you’re on a road trip is to get lost and end up driving around for hours. Before you set off, plan your route, and make sure you know exactly where you’re going. Mark out potential stopping points and note down the location of gas stations. Take a map with you, just in case you can’t rely on your phone or Satnav. If you’re going on a very long drive, it may be best to stop somewhere for the night. Have a look at potential locations on the map.

    Getting comfortable
    Traveling by car is one option, but you may be more comfortable if you consider other options. One idea is to hire or even buy an RV. If you enjoy road trips, it may be worth investing. You can read RV reviews and compare prices online. Initially, you may be spending a lot of money. But you will recoup your money quickly if you use your new wheels frequently. With an RV, you’ll save money on accommodation, as well as being able to travel in comfort.

    Thursday, November 3, 2016

    Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE is now playing EVERYWHERE!! #DoctorStrange

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    You've waited patiently and it's finally here!

    The coolest movie of the year is finally playing in theaters everywhere ~ Dr. Strange! This is the last chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a movie that is a must-see on the big screen. So who's ready to open up a world of Marvel magic with Dr. Strange?