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Wednesday, January 28

Enter to #WIN the $3,500 grand prize (plus pork rinds for a year!) #PorkRindDay

 

Enter to win the $3,500 grand prize (plus pork rinds for a year!) by going to the Pork Rind Day website: http://www.rudolphfoods.com/porkrindday/

Never know unless you enter! Plus Pork Rinds make the easiest Game day Snacks!

YouAreWhatYouLike Personality Test! #YouAreWhatYouLike #CubeYou #Free #Facebook #App #Personality #Test #Spon

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post through Sverve, I was compensated for my experience.




Ever wonder what your Facebook Likes tell about your Personality?

The Cambridge University has created a free, easy to use, scientific personalty app, for, YouAreWhatYouLike.

YouAreWhatYouLike also helps discover your Facebook twins, and opposites based upon likes. You can even share results on your wall, and their wall.


This is all about having fun, being curious and open to learning more about yourself! It’s amazing how Facebook likes can be informative of our behavior and even our personality, it could be a little scary, but nowadays it’s a very discussed topic on the web! You can leverage it to engage your audience.


Compared to my Friends Likes, I am 93% Conservative & Traditional, 54% Well Organized, 50% Shy & Reserved, 86% Assertive & Competitive, and 96% Emotional & Stressed.



Find out your Personalty according to to the YouAreWhatYouLike App, it's as easy as a few clicks,



Saturday, January 10

Gortons #RealisticResolution Challenge, SparkPeople Review & Giveaway @gortonsseafood

Disclaimer: I received Product to Facilitate a Review/Giveaway.



Recently I had the opportunity to review Gortons Simply Bake Salmon, and Shrimp Scampi for SparkPeople Realistic Resolution Challenge. Not only were both high in protein, but they were low calorie, and extremely easy to prepare.  The Simply Bake came in baking bags, and it was as easy as turning on the oven, and placing the packs inside on a sheet.  I pan steamed brocolli, and added the Shrimp Scampi in the pan as well.

I used my rice cooker and added dried hot peppers, garlic, and onion to saffron rice.  It was an easy meal, and a perfect balance of carbs, vegetables, and Gortons for protein.

Overall, I was quite impressed with how tender & juicy the Salmon came out with little effort on my behalf (It was already seasoned, and everything!) The Shrimp Scampi I didn't want to share either! They were both a delicious treat.  I also liked that the Simply Bake comes with 2 Salmon Packs, and the Shrimp Scampi was enough to feed 2 people as well. Being that I am a Marylander, and we love our Seafood, I enjoyed Gortons. Next I am going to try Gortons Grilled.




Gorton's Blogger Giveaway

Have you ever heard of Spark People? Spark People have a positive, realistic out look on what to eat, and how to lose weight.  Sign up for Spark People Realistic Resolution Challenge, http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/realistic-resolution.asp There is a 30 - Day Challenge along with Recipes, and ways to motivate ones self on their site. They also have a cook book, and book, but the challenge is free! So sign up!

(Click the Image to Get Started on the Realistic Resolution Challenge.)


You can also enter Daily to win more from Gortons, and Spark People on The Gortons Eat Smarter Sweepstakes! Never know unless you Enter! So enter here daily, http://gortons.com/special-offers/promotions. Don't forget to check out the Coupon Deals either!!

Check Gorton's Real. Smart. Seafood out on their Social Medias;


Enter to Win 2 Full Value Product Coupons for GORTONS, an Insulated Tote bag, The Spark People Cook Book, The Spark Book, and The Spark People 28 Day Boot Camp Workout DVD! I received the Same Swag, and let me tell youuuuuuuuu, the Insulated Bag is HUGE!

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My Gortons Swag Giveaway Starts 1/10/2015, and Ends, 1/16/15 11:59 PM EST. U.S. Residents Only. Good luck!

Thursday, January 8

Enter to #Win A #StepUp #GrowWithUs High Chair System PLUS $100.00 #UpWeeGo #Giveaway #Spon

I received compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are mine and mine alone.

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Looking for a high chair but not just any old high chair. I have been there trying to find one that was cleanable, useful, would it last 6 months or 6 years. There is a one out there. Not only could you practically take it outside and wash it down with a hose if it was that bad but it will last. Maybe you want 3 kids and this is your first. It will most likely be in good condition come that third kid. Take the chair outside, why not.

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High chairs of my past have had food buildup on them and it was gross. The chairs seats would be covered in something I don't even know what you'd call it. Food gets stuck int he cracks on the chair and in the cloth seats. Theres eventually a point of no return ad you just have to toss it out. Up Wee Go Step Up High Chair is the perfect gift for that expecting mom too! Kids use high chairs for over a year. It's worth the investment if it makes the parents life easier.

They even have stairs you can use to climb up into bed or attach to the slide for some fun times. I don't know about you but my son is 1. He sits in a high chair everyday and gets so messy. We also have a plastic slide that he loves. I have never seen a toy used so much. If only the steps on my slide came off like the Up Wee Go High Chair that would make life easy and also possibly brushing teeth.

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Are you into Eco things? They even have a recycling program. You can receive money toward a new high chair by recycling your old ones. Check it out HERE.
Back up this amazing high chair and all the fun extras the company offers. Check out their KICK STARTER. You get a major discount if you buy now.
Want to read up on more info about the chair and what they have to offer. READ HERE
Check out the fun color options too!! Customize it to your favorite colors choices!

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PLUS A $100 Gift Card or Paypal Of Your Choice!

TERMS- This high chair is not in production yet but the company is raising funds to produce it early to mid 2015. This is not a guarantee on product thought I think they will do awesome at raising the funds. You will receive a coupon to redeem one free high chair when they do start to produce. Since we all like instant gratification. We are also including one $100 gift card or choice to the winner along with the coupon. So You still win something awesome and now! Plus something for later!!
You must reside in the continental US. Be 18+ years or older. This blog is not responsible for any mishaps with the prize or shipping. This giveaway ends January 24th at Midnight EST.

 Share your thoughts with us by including hashtag #UpWeeGo in your social shares.

Want to pre-purchase it for a great, incredible deal you won't see again? Sign up HERE

Best Buy Education @BestBuyEdu @FETC #FETC and #FETC2015 @BestBuyWOLF #Spon

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.



Best Buy isn't just for the home, and office. Think of Electronics that make learning fun.  Are you attending FETC in Orlando, Florida between January 20-23? If you are you should check out Booth #131. There will be daily demos and guest speakers from Google, MakerBot, EdTeach, Amplified IT and Ergotron, and anticipating questions about your class rooms educational needs.

We all know each individual learns differently, and each curve can be boosted! My son just started Early Special Ed for ASD, and I can't imagine a world without electronics, and all the positive sensory learning from just a touch screen.  Teachers, and volunteers are very important developmental learning!




Best Buy Education Technology makes it easier than ever to give students the tech tools they need to succeed.

Don't be overwhelmed, technology is always changing, and the fun thing about technology? It's the ease, and availability to learn new products. Account Managers will consult with you, offer knowledgeable, unbiased advice and guide you to the product and service solutions that best meet your needs and budget. Whether you are rolling out new devices in the classroom, launching a BYOD initiative, or upgrading the technology throughout your school, Best Buy can provide the products, support and protection you need.


Best Buy can build the right solution for your school

Knowledgeable Advice

A dedicated Education Account Manager will consult with you, provide unbiased advice and guide you to the right solutions for your school. You’ll have one point of contact and get the personal attention you need every step of the way.

The Latest Devices

Partner with Best Buy to outfit your classrooms and offices with the latest education technology from top manufacturers you trust. - Chromebooks, laptops, tablets, touch screen displays, printers, charging carts, advanced A/V

Expert Service

Best Buys team of professionals will assess your technology needs and provide all the services you require, including installation, asset tagging, device management and more.

Professional Support

From pre-sales engineering to post-sales support and training, Best Buy will help you manage your technology and protect your investment. - Geek Squad® Support, Geek Squad Protection, training and professional development


Best Buy can help you choose the right platform for your classroom.  From Chromebooks, and Chrome Management, Android Devices, Window-based Solutions, and BYOD Made Easy!



Wednesday, January 7

Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Cherries and White Chocolate Coconut Square Bites #Recipe using Clif Bars! #gfWalmart #GF #Spon


Disclaimer: I received compensation through Sverve to facilitate a review/recipe.  All opinions, and images are my own.


My family already enjoys Clif Bars, so when I was asked to create a recipe using the Gluten Free Clif bar I was super excited.  Walmart always has a huge variety of Clif bars.  Also they are pretty low cost,  considering they are Gluten Free, up to 9grams+ Protein, and Vitamins for under $1.50 a bar. You'd be surprised at all the Gluten Free Products at Walmart.


I may be addicted to a certain Kitchen Show that you take an already made ingredient, and use it in your recipes.  This is a very easy recipe that I even had my family help turn the  Clif Bars into the chocolate candy bites.


This is how to make Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Cherries, and White Chocolate Coconut Squares using Clif Bars.



Ingredients Needed,
  • Wax Paper
  • Double Boiler (Or use Microwave on 50% Power.)



Cut the Mojo Bar into desired squares. I made my squares a little smaller and wanted to do 10 White Chocolate squares.

Melt the White Chocolate Chips. I used a double boiler, if you dont have one just use the microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds (Don't forget to adjust the Power down or it will burn the chocolate!)




I like the White chocolate to be moldable and not completely melted, and mold it flat on the wax paper. Take a Clif bar square fast, and wrap into the white chocolate like you are making a square present.

Roll the White Chocolate Coated Square into the coconut flakes onto all 4 sides.




Cut the Luna Bar into 4 squares, and then flatten the squares a little thin.

Place a Cherry in the middle of the flattened Luna Bar. Roll into a ball, with the cherry in the middle.

Place on a plate with wax paper.

Melt the Milk Chocolate Chips.



Spoon Chocolate on to the Luna Bar Circles. Repeat until you have your desired thickness of chocolate. I did a few that you could still see an open side of the Chocolate Covered Cherry like it was a mini bowl too.

Go back to the White Chocolate Squares, and pour a little Milk Chocolate if you'd like, and place an Almond on top before it cools.

Refrigerate to help harden the chocolate up, if you want it soft, it's still good!


I already want to make more! I only used 2 Clif Bars, and still have a jar of Cherries ( I love baking these cherries into treats too,) and a lot of chocolate chips left from the Bags I bought. This is a fun no bake alternative. If you want to find more gluten free recipes check out Walmarts Gluten Free in-store event on January 24. I will be going to my Local Participating Store!




Sunday, December 21

Easy turning your car into a #HotSpot with @ATT Unite for GoPhone by @NETGEAR #HolidayGiftGuide #Spon

Disclaimer: I received products to facilitate a review.  All opinions are my own.


Need a few ideas for last minute Gifts? Maybe someone wants a cell phone, or you want to turn your car into a mobile hot spot? GoPhones are affordable, and NO Hidden FEE's!! The cards are easy to find, and most grocery stores, and Best Buy sells them.


What I like about ATT's Go Phone is that there are NO Contracts. It's Pay as you go Plan that still has the latest technology products.


Recently I received ATT's Unite GoPhone by NetGear Mobile Hot Spot. It can connect up to 10 Devices while on The AT&T 4G Network. The Hotspot has a Touch screen which is easy to use.  It's also easy to activate, and install.  I had mine activated within minutes.  

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The wifi network admin login, and passcode is right on the HotSpot Screen (Which only the owner can see.) There is also an option to have a Guest Log-in.  The NearGear hotspot tells you how many devices, and device name is connected to your Network.  To find out how much data usesage is being used, I just log into my account.  Right now I have the $25.00/Month Plan.  That's for 1.5GB of Data.  I think it's perfect for those Nights we are stuck on the ferry, and the Long drives to my parents house. Also not everywhere has Internet, let alone a secure Wifi Connection. This would be perfect for the ones that don't feel comfortable connecting to Open Wifi Networks.


We were stuck on the Ferry tonight, and the Hotspot was a Sanity Saver for my 4 year old, and his Innotab Max Tablet.  He uses his tablet for Youtube, and Nick Jr Games. It's an HOUR wait when you miss the Ferry for the next Ferry. There is no "Free Wifi" in the Country.  Some places don't have internet, but cell phones work!  I liked the convenience of the HotSpot in the car the most so far.


More Info for the AT&T Unite for GoPhone by NETGEAR (Prepaid)
Same features as the AT&T Unite in a prepaid version
• Connect up to 10 WiFi devices
• Secure Internet access via AT&T’s 4G LTE network
• Easy to use color touchscreen
• Up to 10 hours of battery life
Price: $99.99 with no annual contract, no credit check, and no monthly commitment.
Availability: Now, on Amazon and at Walmart or Best Buy stores.