Thursday, July 31, 2014

Michael Jackson Costume Review



My son is one of the biggest Michael Jackson fans.  We are preparing to have a Michael Jackson themed party for his 10th birthday next year and preparation for this have begun.

First things first.  What will he wear?  I found the perfect Michael Jackson jacket on the Wholesale Halloween Costumes site.  My son is 9 and is a bit lean and tall, so I ordered a large.  The large is a great fit.  Even if he grows a little by the this time next year he can still wear it.  I really liked the material, it is durable and well made considering it is a kid's costume.  My son is going to wear this so much, well he has worn it a lot.  It is holding up pretty well.  It s easy for him to put on, he pulls it over his head and snaps the velcrow back.

When I surprised him with this Micheal Jackson costume.  He immediately had to strike an MJ pose.  So far he has the jacket and a glove, but that was enough to brighten his day.  We will purchase the rest of his costume soon.


 Now that he has this jacket we are watching more Michael Jackson videos and he is doing more impersonations for me.  I have also shared MTV Michael Jackson news with him and guess what?  He is addicted to that also.  He is definitely has the best of both worlds.




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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends Review - Circus Shows

Fraternal Friendship

My family has attended several Ringling Brothers shows and they were all good, but Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey presents Legends was one of the best shows I have seen.  My family loved it!!!

As made our way towards entrance of Staples Center the fun began.  It was as if the show began outside, by seeing some of the acts outside, we were excited about what we would be in store for when we entered.  Initially, my son was a bit shy, but my daughter could not wait to strike a pose.



After we made our way inside, we participated and watched the preshow.  We love dressing up and never want to miss this part of the circus.


It is like my son has grown up with this circus, there was a time we would put him in the costumes and he was so tiny.  Now that he is not a toddler anymore they hang a little better.  During this time we were given the opportunity to take pictures with some of the acts, dress up and see small shows. My son was so excited he did not get many signatures for his program.  He was fine with the few signatures that he did get.    There was also a raffle for Chick-fil-A.  I did not enter, when they announced the winner would receive one year of Chick-fil-A, I was so upset with myself.  Well, I guess that is a sign that I did not need it.

Every act was amazing beginning with the Asian elephants, the two wheeled wonders,  a tale of fraternal friendship (our favorite), dreams take flight. accelerated amazement, the adorable amazing animals, the fantastical feats of horsemanship, that was just the first half.   The second half was amazing as well.  It definitely began with an adrenaline rush with the adrenaline high performance that had stunt riders.



There was never a dull moment.  We found ourselves mesmerized  with the show and we did a bit of clowning around ourselves.  We had an enjoyable experience and are looking forward to next year.


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Good2grow Review - Nutritious Drinks For Kids



Just this morning as my son was rushing out for summer camp, he asked could he have a bottle of good2grow before he set out for his day of fun.

He has been drinking good2grow for a couple of months now and really likes it.   I was not too sure if he would want like the character sip top, but when we went to the store, he was excited about the variety of characters to choose from.   We also picked out characters for our house guests for when they came over, so we selected characters for boys and girls.  My son's favorites are Spider Man and Phineas.  My concern should have not been, if my 8 year old son would like them , but if my 19 year old daughter would want one. When she saw these she took one of the single serve juices with the character she liked, I think it was Spongebob, really.....  It was not just the character, but she is always on the go and needs something that is spill proof.  But, do not get me wrong she is keeping her inner child alive, she really liked the character top.   Yes, these sip tops are spill proof.  

My son has always loved juice and I usually purchase all natural juices.  Good2grow has no added sugar, is non GMO, has no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. We have tried the fruit juice and fruit and veggie blend and my family likes them both.


Recently we had guest over and gave them a bottle of good2grow.  The true test was when we gave a bottle to a 18 month old.   I really wanted to see how well the drink would hold up.  There was no spillage.  I wanted to see, because my son had been taking a bottle to his school that is a green school.  We are not allowed to throw anything away.  He tried explaining to his teacher that the top was to be used on refill bottles and it does not spill. Needless to say, she did not believe him.  I continued to send him to school with it.  I am guessing she finally realized the drink did not spill.

From what I have seen, babies, kids and young adults love good2grow.  It is a healthy fun drink.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Molina Healthcare Well Checkups- Affordable Family Health Insurance






Sometimes we take our health for granted and do not find time for well checkups.  Although, I do not have Molina Healthcare, as my healthcare provider, they try to keep their members healthy and informed. Molina is led by the Molina family, yes I did say family.  A family that cares about you and your family by offering low cost medical insurance.

This past March, I was hit with a healthcare scare and wished many times over that I was on top of my well checkups.  It is not a difficult task, but I let life get in the way and found myself in the hospital.   I have been anemic all of my life and am supposed to take my iron pills and eat food high in iron.  I do eat very healthy and I exercise.  Well,  after having my son 9 years ago, my anemia worsened and when the doctor told my I may have to start receiving blood transfusions.  I opted to not get my well check ups as often.  I thought I would do things my way and I failed miserably.   The day I was rushed to emergency my hemoglobin was at a low 6, in which it should be at 12.  I initially came to emergency, because I was experiencing stomach pains, in which we later found out was a bleeding ulcer.   I took my life for granted.  I have two children that need me and I did not take time to get my well check ups and here I was in the hospital and later under a doctors care for 2 months.  This could have been prevented.

If you are failing to get your well checkups for whatever reason, you may want to head over to the Molina Healthcare site and get on track.

Molina Healthcare works closely with you and your family to ensure you are staying healthy from year to year. Based on your age, well checkups may include the following:
  • Immunizations (Shots)
  • Physical Exam
  • Height/Weight/Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Lead Screenings
  • Vision and Hearing
  • Dental Screenings
  • Developmental/Behavioral Screenings
  • Well Woman Services
    (Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer and STD/STI Screenings)
  • Health Education
  • Medications Review
Checkups can make sure you are in good health. They can also make sure your child is growing and developing well. Seeing your provider for a checkup can also help find health problems early. Health problems that are found early can be treated to keep the problem from getting worse.



 Based on your age and gender, your provider will do different screenings and tests. He or she may also perform other screenings and tests if you are feeling symptoms.

It is important to work with your provider to make sure all of your health care needs are met. You may want to talk to your provider about:
  • Physical health
  • Safety in your home
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Mental health (i.e. stress, depression)
  • Physical activity
  • Sleep habits
  • Drug, alcohol or tobacco use
I am hoping my story is a reality check for many of you.  Do not take your life for granted.  Head over to Molina Healthcare and see what they have to offer.


The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them.  I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content.
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Stonefire Grill New Menu Items @stonefiregrill




My daughter and I went overboard sampling some of the new menu items at Stonefire Grill, West Hills. Oh my goodness!   I had every intention of eating light, because you can do that at Stonefire, but I ate a lot of everything.  Yes, I did.  My daughter overate as well.  We do not do this often.  We will blame it on the delicious food Stonefire prepares for their guests.

Our sampling began with whole shrimp, prepared with fresh lemon, olive oil, garlic, chili flakes, and parsley, served with quinoa.  I absolutely love quinoa, I have always loved Stonefire's quinoa.  I do not usually eat shrimp, but for some reason I ate this shrimp,  it was delicious. My daughter on the other hand could have eaten every shrimp Stonefire had.  She loved it!

My love fest for Stonefire grew as each dish was brought out.  When a platter of sandwiches were presented, I had no idea my palate was going to go crazy for the turkey salad sandwich.  I was more than surprised.  At that point I only wanted to eat that sandwich .  But, I knew I had to try the other items as well.



Although, I was in love with the turkey salad sandwich I sampled other items also, but that sandwich was definitely on my mind.  We sampled some of the salads and I am a big fan of Stonefire salads.  You cannot go wrong with any of the salads.


While sampling the salads, I noticed my daughter was extremely quiet.  She was sampling the roasted cauliflower pita.  She has never liked cauliflower, but on this day she could not get enough of it.  She says the only time she will eat it, is if she orders a roasted cauliflower pita from Stonefire Grill.



We sampled many items, but I was most impressed that Stonefire Grill consists of family members taking part in everyday business.  Justin Lopez director of marketing shared the benefits of eating healthy and his family's  desire to share this with their guests..  I was almost floored when he told us his brother was in the kitchen preparing our food.


Stonefire Grill is not like many family, owned restaurants.  Clearly they have grown, but the family continues to roll up their sleeves and prepare food with love.

They definitely prepare their food with lots of love, I am still thinking about the turkey salad sandwich.  Stonefire Grill will see more of me and my family.

You have to have to visit Stonefire Grill and try anything on the menu.  I can guarantee to  you will love it.  My daughter and I are now eating foods we normally do not like.


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Friday, July 25, 2014

The Other Woman on Blu Ray and DVD July 29th - The Other Woman 2014





The DVD release THE OTHER WOMAN is July 29th, 2014, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Nicki Minaj.

I wanted to see this film.  Although, I missed it while it was in theaters, I cannot wait to see it in the comfort of my own home.  After seeing the previews I had every intention of going to see the movie while it was in theaters but I missed it.  I am now looking forward to seeing this film on DVD.  I think I may have to invite some of my girls over to watch this as well.  I am expecting to laugh uncontrollably.  





Just in case you need to know what the film is about,  here is the synopsis:

A devious husband strikes up an extramarital romance with a single lawyer and is found out when the she accidentally meets his wife during a surprise visit to the philanderer's home. Unbeknownst to him, the women form a friendship without first confronting him. Shortly after joining forces, the duo becomes a trio set on revenge when the two women meet a third woman he's also been involved with. Antics ensue as the determined women remain steadfast in their quest to get even.

Now tell me,  don't you think this is going to be a great film?

 Do not forget to pick up your copy of The Other Woman on July 29th!




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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Raspberry Ketones and Weight Loss Reviews #TomsonRaspberry






If you are looking for a natural weight loss supplement.  I think Pure Raspberry Keytones Extract may be the product to use.

I say this because, I am not one to use any supplements to aid in weight loss, but I have tried this and I am seeing a gradual weight loss.

Please note that I have increased my workouts, in which that may be the reason, but Raspberry Keynotes does curb my appetite.  I do drink a lot of water before, after meals and throughout the day, in  which these are things that also promote weight loss as well.

My body is sensitive when it comes to supplements, so I did try taking the two capsules daily and then switched to one daily.   Sometimes I did skip some days.

I did begin to eat eat less.  If I tried to eat more than I should, I felt sick.

The only thing I did not like is the bloating.  It would fill a bit uncomfortable.  It did not matter how much water or tea I drank the bloating remained.  I did notice if I ate more fruits or vegetables that would help. I absolutely despise the bloat.  I could not get enough of doing crunches.    

Do not expect to meet your goal weight over night without exercise and eating properly.  I do believe even if you are eating poorly, you will lose weight, but it will be very slow.

How it Works- Proven Fat Burner and Appetite Controller. In Vivo and In Vitro studies, it shows that it increases the Fatty Acid Oxidation; stimulate Adiponectin, which is a protein involved in regulating Glucose Level and Fatty Acid Oxidation. It burns the Body Fat and Converts it into Energy when Body needs it and that is how it helps Body to Control Appetite; as a result it is Appetite Suppressant. Raspberry Ketones Works as an Efficient Weight Loss Supplement when it combined with balanced diet and Regular Exercise. When one does Exercise, it require body to burn extra energy and also burn extra calories, and if you are taking Raspberry Ketones, it burn the Existing Body fat to convert it into Energy which is required for Exercise. As a result one doesn't need extra nutrition to get energy for exercise

I have not seen a significant loss, but I do believe Rapberry Keynotes works.  I have lost inches, nothing major.




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