Monday, September 18, 2017

Birthdays On-Demand with Netflix

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Did you know: three-quarters of parents in the US feel the pressure to be “party perfect” for their kids? I have been doing big elaborate birthday parties for my son. After so many years I am a pro at it. I don't expect everyone to do this by any means. I have a creative spirit and this just gives me a personal outlet. I do want to support those parents who have more child, who might not be creative or who do not have the time to go all out for Birthdays. 
We are celebrating Birthdays On-Demand with Netflix this month!
Since we are celebrating, we decided to bake a cake, in honor Birthdays on Demand. Creating a simple cake while suggesting fun Children programs you can watch.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fieldcrest Maple Series & Giveaway

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  I am rather excited to share that I am working with JORD watches again. If you follow me on Facebook, you may have heard, I would be hosting a Facebook LIVE Giveaway! I have previously worked with JORD watches and was excited when they reached out to do so again.
If you’re not already familiar with JORD watches, they focus on creating timepieces that are modeled after a modern lifestyle. These wooden masterpieces are made for people who don't just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go! Since I am always on the go traveling for work their mission align perfectly with my lifestyle. Today, I wanted to show you my new piece from JORD… and what better place to do this, than when I was away on a Press Trip?!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Secure your Home Electronics from Hackers

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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.
 My laptop gave me the Blue Screen of Death. I can remember the day like it was yesterday. Someone had hacked our internet & my laptop. For a while I had felt our "high speed" internet was running slower everyday. I had called and setup service calls with no luck. It would happen every so often during different times of the day. We found an app that allows you to see if someone is hacking your internet. I was appalled at the results! I work from home and need the highest internet speeds to keep up with my work load. My neighbors had been dipping into this luxury for months. After blocking access I decided to get proactive and find more protection from this ever happening again! After wandering Best Buy we found the CUJO Smart Internet Firewall.
 Protect your home network with this CUJO Smart Internet Firewall, made in USA. Mobile apps let you control your firewall's settings as it protects networked devices and smart doorbells, cameras and thermostats against hackers.
MAIN FEATURES:
-Business level internet security
- Guards ALL devices in your home
-Parental Controls
-Connects to Router with controlled App
-Blazting Fast (built with 1GB Ethernet)
Luckily, it was just our internet. My laptop was wiped but we managed to get all my work back. My son uses our tablets/phones from time to time different educational and recreational games. I wanted some parental controls for those as well. Here are some CUJO Smart Internet Firewall 
parental controls features I fell in love with: 
- parental controls for all devices 
- internet filter - time limits 
- social media monitoring 
- pause internet - alerts and reporting
 - remote administration
 - user profiles and settings

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Have you ever heard of Whole Foods Market?

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Have you ever heard of Whole Foods Market? They are rather popular in the Southern states and I was surprised to read that is where they originated. 
Whole Foods Market is known for their tough quality standards on artificial food preservatives, sustainable seafood, animal welfare, antibiotics in meat and pesticides in vegetables. Which means? They do not allow hydrogenated fats, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners in any food they sell. To secure this is done while helping the local area they have an entire team dedicated to the region! It’s not just putting products on the shelves,they cultivate local partners and even offer loans help local producers grow and flourish together. They offer digital app coupons and weekly sale flyers! Leaving us customers with a better expectation of what we eat while getting the best value for our money. 
After looking into the Values and mission statements of Whole Foods Market, I am so excited. Why do you ask? A store will be opening in the local Western New York area! Buffalo, NY is located by functioning agricultural dairy, beef and produce farms. It seems only fitting to have one in this area.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Recipe: Instant Pot Stew

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 We have been busy in the kitchen creating recipes! Keeping from using the oven during the heat waves have been tricky. Luckily I was blessed with a Instant pot and have really put it to the test!
Today I created a great Roast stew using a few ingredients I had in the pantry.
What you will need:
1 cup water
1 Pepper
1 onion
Mushrooms
Chuck roast
2 Garlic cloves diced
Flakes of parsley
Salt & pepper to taste