Monday, March 30, 2015

Brown Sugar Cured Ham Recipe

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 Brown Sugar Cured Ham Recipe
What you will need:
Ham
Honey
1 can of pineapple chunks
Brown Sugar (I used light Organic)
 Place your ham in a oven sized pan. I used a Reynold's Wrap liner, for easy clean up. Dump the pineapple slices/chunks in along with the juice from the can.
 I then coat the outside of the ham with the brown sugar! Cover honey over top and close the bag up.
 Since my Ham was already cooked it baked for about 1 hour at 365.
Cook until your Ham is nice and golden around the edges. 
Serve & Enjoy!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

March Picks for Netflix #StreamTeam

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**I received a free subscription to Netflix for review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
We took our Laptop with us on Vacation this month so we could tune in to our Netflix shows! One of Mac's prick this month is LEGO: Legends of Chima
"In the once-peaceful land of Chima, conflict breaks out between eight animal tribes over Chi, a substance that can both sustain life and destroy it". We were lucky to actually meet one of his beloved characters whilst at Legoland!
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1. Silver Linings Playbook
2. Chef
3. Safe Haven
4. Catching Fire
5. Freaks and Geeks
6. Dirty Dancing
After he was asleep from all the excitement, we were able to watch some movies! I just LOVE Nickolas Sparks and was excited to see some of his videos to watch. Adding some of the old classics like Dirty Dancing, Grease and Little Rascals. We love Netflix, cannot wait to see what they add next month.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Portrait Innovations #PortraitsDotCom

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 **I received a VIP experience to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
As a professional Blogger I take photos a LOT! Unfortunately, I have very little of the three of us, together, as a family. Not because I don't want some but we are the three musketeers and usually one of us have to hold the camera. I decided to make an appointment at Portrait Innovations and change that!
 Luckily my family is very well versed in photos. Since I take photos rather often but here are a few tips just in case your family isn't so "trained". Make sure to eat beforehand so no one has the hungry grumbles. Bring extra clothes JUST in case of spills, stains or mishaps. Use the restroom before you start because you never know when you "have to go"! The staff was super friendly and our session didn't take long to get some great shots, thankfully. I love photos, don't get me wrong, but there are only so many times you can smile in an hour without a breakdown, especially if you have little one's!
 We love shooting several backgrounds for different seasons and gift ideas. I love creating gifts to send to our family members so I try to spice it up a bit. We created photos with backgrounds, photo books, calendars for next year even. I love gifting calendars to grandparents from photo sessions!
 I also love to create shots for special birthdays coming up! For instance sending this picture above to my Mom on her birthday. Just little ways to surprise them. I also enjoy shots like this for holiday cards such as: 
Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas.
The money shots I usually have blown up, matted and framed for our living room wall. Even though I will send these prints on a smaller scale as personalized gifts to I like to have them displayed. Our little family grows so fast and it is so nice to capture these moments. Not just for our family members but us as a family. If you are interested in some Family photos check out
Portrait Innovations they have some great Easter specials going on right now!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Legoland Florida Resort #LEGOLANDFL

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 **I received a free complimentary tickets to facilitate this review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
When I found out we were heading to Legoland I kept myself off their website. I wanted to give an honest review, as always, so I had no idea what we were in for! Legoland is housed on 150-acres of interactive theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, restaurants, shopping, a breathtaking botanical garden and the LEGOLAND Water Park all geared to families with children ages 2 to 12.
This is a great place for kids, I recommend getting to the park early. They do not allow early entry so you will have to wait in line at the front gate. After entering we tried the Island in the Sky ride. It is a 150- foot rotating platform that gives guests a 360° view of LEGOLAND Florida.
Next we headed to this double Decker Ferris wheel. Children can ride some of their beloved Lego pieces, how neat is that?
In between rides, shops and attractions were Lego made statues. The Park is filled with them and we couldn't help but stop and take photos with some of them. Great for Family vacation photos!
Throughout the Park they also had Lego Characters walking around.
Mac was in LEGO heaven!!
Next we stopped into the Barn. An air-conditioned play area for children to slide, climb and crawl around a whole host of friendly farm animals. This was so nice to sit and enjoy some air conditioning when outside was 82 degrees.
Within this Barn it housed a toddle spot and a Baby Care Center, presented by Winter Haven Hospital, provides a nursing and changing area and bottle warming station.
Once we finished our Barn fun we headed over to the Tractor ride. Mac felt right at home, on the farm, with chickens and gardens! These rides throughout the park are so nice because adults and children can ride no matter their size!
LEGO Kingdom takes you back to medieval times with the LEGOLAND Castle where spells are cast and many knights, damsels and dragons are found.

We may have gotten into a bit of trouble here and there whilst in the castle ourselves! Saw a few dragons, rescued a princess and rode a roller coaster.
  Mac was excited to Joust since we had just previously been to Medieval Times the night before. Children ride Lego horses through medieval scenes where they experience a simulated joust.
  They only let children ride one at a time so this ride is a little longer of a wait. Keep that in mind on Hot days, although it does have a roof to wait under.
We stopped for lunch, which consisted of Peta sandwiches, apple sauce and a water. Several of the areas had fans and spray water misters to keep you cooled.
Since we had eaten we decided to watch a show. The Pirates’ Cove has a water ski and stunt show, The Battle for Brickbeard’s Bounty, as well as Cap’n Brickbeard’s Burgers. If you are interested, we shot a video of the show HERE.
Pirates’ Cove has been taken over by swashbuckling pirates along the shores of Lake Eloise at LEGOLAND Florida’s very own live action, water-stunt show. Boy do I recommend this show if you are at the Park. It is funny, entertaining and full of action packed stunts everyone will enjoy.
 I also want to mention that they have a SPLASH zone!!
Next we took a stroll into the botanical gardens. Turtles, gators and all sorts of wildlife were around us.
They also have a few sitting areas and waterfalls to enjoy.
Everything pails in comparison to the Cypress Tree. It is very old and VERY large. Each branch roots down and creates another tree that interlocks.
It is so large I could not fit the tree in it's entirty within my photo lens! 
It is definitely worth the hike to go and see it!
What we liked: All the rides accommodated all ages in our family! Most theme parks Mac is not tall enough for rides so in our book this was a BIG advantage. This is a large park but well constructed with lots to see, do, experience without feeling overwhelmed. You don't have to walk very far between things. 
**The Mist Machines were AMAZING on this hot and humid day**
What could be Improved: We had a hard time locating bathrooms. The signs were on the small size and easily missed in all the attraction colors.
Overall Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Chicken Alfredo Recipe

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What you will need:
Milk (any kind will work)
1 Jar of Alfredo sauce
1/2 bottle of beer or soda
Kick 'n Chicken spice
Pasta noodles
Shredded cheese
1 boneless chicken breast
Cut chicken into small pieces and add to a skillet over medium heat. Add the beer, spice and cook until pink is gone.
Once the chicken is cooked add the Alfredo sauce. Fill the empty jar of Alfredo half way with milk and add to the skillet. Place it down to simmer and let heat for about 5 minutes.
Since I enjoy a kick to my pasta dish I add more spice. You can add hot sauce too if you cannot find this spice blend. 
Once the noodles are boiled to perfection top them with sauce. I love this recipe and it has so much flavor you will not be disappointed.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Home Security by MBIntel #MySafeHome #Mombuzz

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This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way. Thank you for reading!
Ever wonder if your home is safe?   
 Do you feel comfortable knowing that you are prepared or are you like me,  completely unprepared?  
Have you been burglarized before? 
 Have you experienced catastrophe from a natural disaster?
MyIntel has come up with a test to help ensure the safety of your home.
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The MyIntel program calculates your current risk level, compares your level of preparedness to the norm, and graphically displays your strengths and weaknesses. privacy is one of the primary tenants of security, every effort has been made to ensure the safety of your information. After taking the free version test to check my homes security I realized quickly we needed to add some precautions. Your family's safety and piece of mind is priceless. Once you realize you are not safe that feeling never goes away. It only takes twenty minutes and really is beneficial.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Meal Enders Review

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 **I received a free product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
     I had the lucky privilege of trying a new MealEnders lozenge over the last few weeks. They are low calorie, drug and stimulant free! They are designed to help people learn to avoid overeating and master portion 
control by clearing  the desire to consume. Unlike extreme diets, meal replacements, appetite suppressants or  supplements that focus solely on your stomach, MealEnders work with  the body’s natural hunger rhythms using a combination of behavioral  psychology and sensory science. 
Each bag have 25 pieces.  There are four different flavors: Chocolate Mint, Cinnamon, Mocha, and  Citrus.
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