Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Rock N Stroller CD #Review

Good afternoon folks! A beautiful day here that is slightly warmer than it has been recently. But we have been spending some time inside and enjoying some music and movies. So when this came in, we were all very excited! Rock N Stroller is such a fun idea and these CD's are so cute!

I wasn't quite sure what exactly to expect when I got the offer to review these. After all, Rock N Stroller leaves a lot to the imagination. But these are so fun! If you enjoy some of the oldies, these will bring back many memories for you. And they are upbeat and funky enough that the little ones will enjoy them.

Rock-n-Stroller was created by Matt Zarley and Andy Zulla. ​After enduring endless hours of listening to kids sing the latest top 40 tunes on any of those popular kids cover song CD’s, Andy says he and Matt had an idea.  Wouldn’t it be awesome if these songs (that kids love to sing incessantly), were the songs that we actually wanted to hear?  And with that question, the concept of Rock-n-Stroller was born.

Rock-n-Stroller picks up where those other CD collections left behind...classic, timeless songs that are beloved by generations.   The first album contains 10 classic hits from the 70’s and 80’s like Into the Groove, Take on Me, and I Wanna Dance with Somebody. The tunes are rock  and pop hits that are re-recorded by talented young artists. The result is a sound that young children and parents will want to sing-along to again and again. The second album continues where their first CD collections leaves off, with timeless pop and rock songs originally performed by artists like Elton John, The Beatles, Huey Lewis and ABBA and more.

Personally, I had fun listening to the tunes like Surfin' USA and Sweet Dreams. B loved the upbeat ones and went dancing all over the kitchen while they were playing. And yes, she has asked for them to be played more than once, turning the volume up and just having fun.

 These are great CD's that you and your children, or grandchildren, will enjoy. Bring back memories and make more with your little ones as you walk to these, dance to them and let loose for a bit.

The Rock-n-Stroller Volume I CD is available for download on iTunes or on Amazon for $9.99 or $8.99 as a downloadable MP3.  Rock-n-Stroller Volume II will be available for sale on Amazon and iTunes September 8, 2017.

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. This is a sponsored post, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Kidnap Starring Halle Berry! DVD #Giveaway #KidnapMovie #DontMessWithMom

Hi there readers! Fall weather is definitely here and this makes it the perfect time to cuddle up on the couch and pop in a DVD. And boy do I have one for you today. I have not seen this one yet, but I will be posting a review shortly once it arrives. Take a look at the synopsis and check out the trailer for Kidnap, starring Halle Berry.

Kidnap is the story of a mother who must  confront a parent’s biggest fear and the relentless  pursuit that ensues as she grows increasingly empowered to  rescue her child. Bring home the “intense, suspenseful and  thrilling” (Dave Morales, Fox-TV) adventure on  Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital and discover a special  behind-the-scenes featurette that takes viewers inside the  film’s powerful story.  A typical  afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom  Karla Dyson (Academy Award® winner Halle Berry) when her  son suddenly disappears.  Without a cell phone and knowing  she has no time to wait for police help, Karla jumps in her  own car and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers.  A  relentless, edge-of-your seat chase ensues, where Karla must  risk everything to not lose sight of her own son.  In this  tense, action-fueled thriller, from the producers of  Salt and Transformers, one mother’s heroic  attempt to take back her son leads her to ask herself how  far she will go to save her child. 

Anyone excited to see it yet? I have been offered to host a giveaway where one of my readers will win a copy of their own! This is USA only! Giveaway will end 11/8 and winner will be chosen via Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Chicken Salad Chick Restaurant Visit with #Review

I am so excited to share with you all today about a restaurant I was able to visit recently. I am telling you all, this has got to be one of my favorite top three restaurants to ever visit! I was very impressed with the food, the service, and the overall vibe of the eatery. May I present to you, Chicken Salad Chick!

The closest location to me was about a 30 minute drive, but believe me when I tell you it was well worth it, and I would gladly drive it once a week, just to grab a quick bite at this place. Now I know you all are wondering what the big deal is about a restaurant that serves chicken salad. Readers, this is not just, "another place that sells chicken". This is an eatery that not only delivers the freshest, most delicious tasting chicken salad I have ever eaten, but they do it all in a style you don't often get, and all made new every morning!

When I arrived I was impressed first of all by the exterior and interior of the restaurant. This is a very classy, upscale looking location, full of southern charm. You walk in and feel at home right away between the beautiful decor to the friendly welcome given by the employees. Loved it from the start!

For my review, I was given the option to choose anything I wanted, which was so hard! They have salads, wraps, chicken salad in a cup or on bread, and sides that would make you salivate. I finally chose The Chick as a trio. The Chick is one scoop of either their chicken salad or their pimento salad along with one side. When you upgrade to the trio you get to choose three items. So I picked out Lauryn's Lemon Basil, Buffalo Barclay and Classic Carol.

My friend chose the Dixie Chick and Fancy Nancy. We also were able to choose sides, I requested the Mac "n Cheese and she chose the soup of the day, which was Broccoli Cheddar. Each trio comes with a pickle, crackers and a sugar cookie. Now you can also get the scoop on bread as a sandwich, but we decided to go without and just scoop with our crackers.

Once you place your order you get to go sit down, choosing a seat inside or a table out in the beautiful weather, though we opted for a booth indoors. They brought out our food once it was ready, and we were excited to dig in. First I want to tell you about the flavor we both chose as the number one favorite. Then I will give a little bit about the other flavors and extras we received. Now our favorite? By far we decided that Lauryn's Lemon Basil was the flavor we could eat forever.

This is just so refreshing! You get the perfect blend of chicken that is mingled together with fresh basil and lemon, all topped off with the crunch of chopped pecans. Oh my word! Talk about a burst of fresh! This is amazing and I would travel the distance just to get a container of this.

The next favorite was the Dixie Chick. They call it their, "most offensive" flavor because it is full of onion, but wow it was good! Definitely brimming with onion tang, it was delicious.

The other flavors included the Classic Carol, their base to which they add all the other ingredients, the Buffalo Barclay, which I am sure you can guess is spicy with a buffalo wing kick, and the Fancy Nancy, which is dressed to the nines with apples and grapes and pecans.

Now if that all was not enough, the manager brought over samples of several other flavors, and more of their sides! We had so many leftovers that those back at the house were able to reap the benefits from our visit.

And believe me, Lauryn's Lemon Basil was still the favorite by those back home. The options they have available range from the classic to the wild, with combinations you would normally never put together but once you try it, you realize this chain has amazing insight.

Before I am done, I want to rave about the manager for a minute. Stephanie was a super hostess, stopping by our table without hovering, sharing all the tasty tidbits about the food and how it is made. Shhhh, we can't divulge their secret ingredient, but it was great learning more about the ideas behind the design. Stephanie is outgoing, knowing exactly when to drop by a table or when to hang back. I saw her bringing food out to customers, wiping off a table and making sure that the store ran smoothly. Definitely an asset to the chain!

Please, please, check out the Chicken Salad Chick website and see if there is a location near you. They have amazing food and it is well worth your trip! We will most definitely be back in the near future.

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free visit in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Crazy Cups Coffee Butterscotch Flavor! #CrazyCups

So hard to believe that it is almost the end of October here, seems like the past month has just flown by. But one of the nice things about each month is that I get to try out a new flavor of coffee from Crazy Cups. And when you look at the flavor I received this month for review, you will see why they are called "crazy cups".

The box I got sent is Butterscotch. And while I wasn't quite sure how I would enjoy it, I was very surprised by how much we all loved the flavor!

This is a very intense blend of brown sugar, cream and a tad of vanilla. I know, sounds like a rich cup of coffee, right? Well believe me, the explosion of flavor is just amazing! I added a tiny bit of sugar and some flavored creamer of my own, and it really is a perfect shot of joe.

Crazy Cups is definitely a place I would shop for the upcoming holiday season. A box of these would make a great gift and for those people who don't like coffee, are there any of those crazy people reading my blog? They do have other options for shakes, cider, matcha, hot chocolate, etc. And with them all being in single serve form, you could even do a couple boxes of different flavors for a family, or choose the "Create Your Own Sampler" and mix and match flavors. Love this!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Saturday, October 14, 2017

LipSense Lip Colors #Review

Hey friends! I am jumping on real quick today to let you know about an awesome company I was able to review recently. Been a busy week with a vacation trip and back but wanted to share with you all about LipSense that I received from Red Gate Beauty. This is a wonderful new way to wear lip color that lasts!

I was sent two products, a moisturizing gloss and a long lasting liquid lip color. Now I have to tell you, I am not a big fan of the heavy lip glosses, I would prefer a light lip balm that I can apply a couple times a day. But after receiving this, I don't think I will go back to a balm again, other than during the winter when my lips often chap. This duo is pretty sweet and when combined together, they will last the whole day.

The liquid lip color I received in Luv It, and goes on first, and I will warn you, it tingles. When I first applied it, I was unsure if it was supposed to tingle like it did, but then I went on and found some helpful tips and realized it is common for them. The more I used it though, the less time it tingled when I put it on. So after a week or two, it really didn't tingle much at all. It is sticky, and goes on much different than a lip balm, but that is normal. The only thing I didn't care for was the scent, it is almost a chemical scent but quickly goes away. As you can see, the color is nice and light pink, and lasted the entire day.

Now the moisturizing gloss I requested an almost raspberry color called Bougainvillea and it is so pretty, but quite a bit brighter than what I am accustomed to. When it is combined together with the lip color though they work so nicely! And believe me, it makes my lips feel all smooth and moisturized. I am totally in love with them both!


**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**
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