Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Break Travel Tips for Families From TravelOn



Spring break is right around the corner and families everywhere are escaping their daily routine to have some family-fun. Packing for an entire family can be challenging, but check out these easy tips to make your trip go much smoother!

1.      Pack Smart and Soon! Spring weather can be tricky, so make sure to pack layers for everyone in the family! Light sweaters and cardigans are the perfect items to pack, as they do not take up a lot of space.

Another pro-tip for packing is do not wait until last minute! Make sure everyone is packed ahead of time to avoid rushing and forgetting important items, like sunscreen, hand sanitizers, etc. Don’t forget to order your TravelOn Hand Soap Sheets ($10.00). These pocket-sized biodegradable sheets are a must-have when traveling with children, and help everyone avoid touching germ-filled surfaces. Easier to carry than a bar of soap, these paper-thin soap sheets dissolve almost instantly in water, giving you a handful of cleansing suds anywhere. TSA compliant and biodegradable, the palm-size container holds 50 sheets.



2.      Boredom Busters- No matter how many activities you have planned, kids get bored at some point. To avoid whining bring coloring books, travel games or download new apps!

3.      Plan ahead-Whether enjoying a staycation or traveling to a new destination, create a rough itinerary including things to do in the area, restaurants to try, etc. A great app for parents is GetBeen! Rather than trusting on an unreliable restaurant reviews in unfamiliar cities, GetBeen allows users to see friend’s restaurant, hotel, and amusement kid-friendly suggestions on all of your travels! By planning ahead, you can stick to your budget and avoid unplanned expenses.

4.      Don’t forget to have fun! Remember, this is your vacation too! Sit back and relax, you deserve it!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Leading an Industry by Embracing Technology



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Once a rooster crowed in the morning signaling a new day was breaking and now a cellphone rings or a gentle email notification chimes announcing a new dawn. Handheld technology has quickly taken its place among the most prolific advancements of the 21st century, and long gone are the days of actual alarm clocks, let alone crowing roosters. Cars have cameras, refrigerators can send grocery lists, and face-to-face conversations happen across oceans and time zones. Almost nothing seems impossible with technology as a trusted ally. The impact technology has on everyday life is evident, but how is it affecting business?

How can technology help a business evolve?
Businesses need to change with the times and embrace technology if they want to remain relevant. When companies latch onto cutting-edge developments, they see marked growth and projected success, whereas those who rely on antiquated techniques are fizzling into the background. It is more important than ever for businesses to adapt their operations to accommodate the ever-changing technological climate. In many cases, when companies grasp onto cutting-edge innovations it is directly proportional to the portfolio of products and services they can offer customers. However, for businesses to utilize technology, it does not necessarily mean they need to hire a full-time social media coordinator or issue tablets to a fleet of employees. It is about accepting new technologies which improve business and embracing the things that drive sales and profits, while also increasing customer satisfaction.

A Case Study in the Countertop Business
There’s one company in Atlanta, holding fast to the implementation and development of groundbreaking technology in their business, Premier Surfaces. Premier Surfaces specializes in natural stone countertop design, fabrication, and installation. Technology in the countertop business means so much more than just a tablet or Twitter account. Premier Surfaces uses technologies like a laser templating system, allowing technicians to digitally, and precisely, measure the size of a countertop area. This technique has replaced physical templating which was much more apt to human error.

Premier Surfaces also uses Slabsmith Perfect Match Technology. Slabsmith Perfect Match Technology is the newest and the most advanced technology available in the natural stone countertop fabrication process. It allows the professionals at Premier Surfaces to take high-resolution images of a natural stone slab and transfer those images to a computer. Then digital 3D renderings of a kitchen or bathroom are created. The Slabsmith Perfect Match Technology lets customers see exactly how their new natural stone slab will appear in their home or office before it is cut and fabricated. This technology ensures seams and patterns look exactly how the customer expects them to when they are installed. Premier Surfaces is the only natural stone countertop company in the area using this cutting-edge technology. Perhaps it is these types of state-of-the-art technologies which have allowed Premier Surfaces to weather the recession and show growth every year since the company’s inception in 2002. It also allows them to offer a 100% lifetime warranty on their craftsmanship.

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An Award in Technology
Eric Tryon, the President, and CEO of Premier Surfaces is a strong proponent of using the emerging technologies within the natural stone countertop industry. In fact, he won the 2016 Stone Fabricator of the Year by Stone World Magazine. Eric and Premier Surfaces have won many awards throughout the years, but this particular accolade is given to someone who demonstrates four distinct qualities, as cited by Stone World:
  1. Cooperation in sharing technology with the industry.
  2. Willingness to pioneer in the use of new technology.
  3. Fostering educational programs for the training of stoneworkers in industry methods.
  4. Promoting technological progress through association work.

Eric was chosen as the winner of the Stone Fabricator of the Year because he is a model of how to implement and embrace technology within his business and he encourages others in his industry to do the same.

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Forward Thinking
Eric inspires an innovative spirit in all of his employees, and there are over 155 of them in four different Southeast locations. Showrooms in Atlanta, Georgia, Huntsville, Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, and Chattanooga, Tennessee host talented design consultants, well versed in the Slabsmith Perfect Match Technology. Similarly, Premier Surface installers are required to fulfill an intensive training program guaranteeing they understand the entire fabrication and installation process. Eric is always monitoring the technologies available and making sure his employees are up to date on their training, allowing Premier Surfaces to provide the be possible results.

Eric is consistently looking to the future and planning for the success of Premier Surfaces. He knows technology is a must-have if he wants to remain an industry leader and pioneer. It is Eric’s drive and innovative spirit which led him to form the RockHeads Group. The RockHeads group is an organization geared toward educating “best-in-class” fabricators with practical tips to propel the entire industry forward. It is meant to encourage everyone involved to raise the industry bar. Through organizations like the RockHead Group, Eric and his colleagues are demonstrating a vested interest in the betterment of the entire fabrication industry. Eric knows the industry cannot move forward embracing new technologies if the benchmark is not set to continue improving as a collective whole.

When choosing to work with a business, it is important to evaluate its ability to embrace the newest technologies since this can be a direct reflection of the services offered both now and in the future. Rest assured Eric and Premier Surfaces are on the cusp of innovation and they can provide the latest in trends and design.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spring Break Travel Essentials

As Spring Break is approaching here are some great products that will help in your travel. I have also included some great places also to travel during Spring Break. 

Beauty Essentials:

Face In A Case:

It's BEAUTY FOR THE BUSY. This new magnetic makeup organizer doubles as a stylish clutch in a way that truly makes beauty simple. FACE IN A CASE® makeup clutch is the essential accessory for today's active, smart and stylish woman.
Simplify and organize makeup, cash, credit cards and phone in one sleek clutch. It’s flexible and compact. Great for on-the-go.
This magnetic clutch holds our coordinated makeup palettes. Choose the FACE IN A CASE® Makeup Palette you desire.


Private Show BRITNEYSPEARS™:

 .33 fl oz Eau de Parfum Rollerball – channel the  global pop sensation’s charisma from anywhere in the world  with this rollerball! With notes of dulce de leche, white  florals and Britney’s favorite iced coffee, this scent  will encourage any girl to dance, whether on the beach or  out at night. Available for $15.00 at Target.com<http://www.target.com/p/britney-spears-33-floz-eau-de-parfum/-/A-51784474>




      I ♥JUICY COUTURE :

.33 fl oz Eau de Parfum Rollerball – live  out loud on the go with this travel-friendly, dynamic scent  from the iconic Juicy Couture! Undeniably bold notes of lush  fruits, fresh florals and seductive amber and musk combine  to create a fragrance fit to show your daring, sexy spirit  no matter where you go. Available for $24.00 at  Sephora.com<http://www.sephora.com/i-love-juicy-couture-rollerball-P410463>.




  beachscsape Jennifer Aniston:


 1.0 fl oz Eau de  Parfum – take the scent of a new day at the beach anywhere  your travels take you with the style icon’s latest scent!
Crystalline florals combine with juicy solar notes and  addictive woods to create a scent as serene and soothing as  an oceanfront at sunrise. Available for $39.00 at  Kohls.com<https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2573761/jennifer-aniston-beachscape-womens-perfume.jsp>.



   Giorgio Beverly Hills Glam:

 1.0 fl oz Eau de Parfum – bring sunny  California glamour anywhere you go with this modern twist on  the extraordinary American classic! Bright, sparkling white  floral notes mingle for a fragrance that’s sure to turn  heads and bring a dash of luxury to any vacation. Available  for $42.00 at HSN.com<https://www.hsn.com/products/giorgio-beverly-hills-glam-eau-de-parfum/10073030>.






   Demeter Fragrance Library’s Pina Colada:

 1 fl oz Cologne Spray –  bottle your favorite tropical vacation treat with this fun  spray! Capturing mouthwatering mixture of Cream of Coconut,  Fresh Pineapple and Light Rum blended to perfection, this  scent will keep the wearer feeling deliciously sultry.
Available for $20.00 at DemeterFragrance.com<http://demeterfragrance.com/pina-colada.html>


   Elvis+Elvin Rose Stem Cell Sheet Masks:


 Perfect for on-the-go, the face mask controls the greasiness  on face and protect skin cells from damages with its  antioxidants, relieves sunburns and helps restore discolored  skin to its original color.  A moisturizer that keeps skin  feeling smooth; especially for skin exposed to climate  change and jetlag. 4-pack available for $30.00 at  Elvis-Elvin.com<https://beauty.elvis-elvin.com/collections/skincare-face-mask-sheet/products/rose-stem-cell-mask-4-x-28ml>





Snacks and Drinks:

Founding Fathers Coffee:

Founding Fathers Coffees are high quality gourmet 100% Arabica coffees available in 16 , 36 and 80 count Brew Cups. www.foundingfatherscoffee.com




Places to Travel:

Walt Disney World




Sea World




Sea World Aquatica




Busch Gardens 




Sandpiper Beacon Resort










Saturday, March 11, 2017

Google Chromecast Audio




Play music on your speakers, new or old, wirelessly from your phone, laptop or tablet.
Because Chromecast Audio uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth, you can stream crystal clear hi res sound.
1)      Listen to your favorite tunes on your speaker
○        By using your phone, it’s easy to play, pause, or change the volume from anywhere in the home. And while streaming, you can still text or call without interrupting what's playing or draining your battery.
2)      Crystal clear sound, powered by the cloud
○        Use Chromecast Audio to stream over Wi-Fi which has many advantages over Bluetooth including higher sound quality.
3)      Enjoy hundreds of your favorite audio apps
○        Stream millions of songs, radio stations, and podcasts through apps like Pandora, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Google Play Music. Find more at chromecast.com/apps
 4) Play music everywhere with Multi-room
             Now you can easily fill every room in your home with synchronous music. Simply group Chromecast Audio devices together so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers.




I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product.


Friday, March 3, 2017

Six Flags: Drop of Doom VR

 Six Flags Over Georgiain partnership with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the “Official Technology Partner of Six Flags,” today announced an all-new virtual reality experience, Drop of Doom VR. The country’s first-ever permanent drop tower VR attraction is a thrilling, immersive encounter with giant, mutant spiders and makes its debut on March 11, as part of the park’s 50thanniversary season.

“We continue to explore new opportunities utilizing Samsung Gear VR technology and this drop tower concept is a great example of the ability to change content for different rides,” said Six Flags Atlanta Properties Park President Dale Kaetzel. “We look forward to having our guests experience Drop of Doom as we kick off the beginning of a very special year, filled with new thrills, new reasons to visit and new memories to be made with family and friends.”

Riders, using Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus, will become the pilots of a futuristic gunship under attack by mutant spiders. This intense, interactive adventure features:

·         A high speed virtual vertical ascent up 100 stories, while teetering off the edge of a helicopter;
·         A 360-degree rotating view high above massive city skyscrapers that are under siege by enormous spiders;
·         A high-intensity gun battle against a giant arachnid, spewing baby spiders that virtually crawl all over the rider’s body;
·         A thrilling virtual 100-story fiery plunge straight down between towering skyscrapers; and
·         The final showdown with a spider the size of a van, teeth-gnashing and in full attack mode.

For a limited time only, guests can experience the Drop of Doom virtual reality attraction free with paid park admission.

For Opening Weekend, Six Flags Over Georgia will honor the Big Game bet with its sister park, Six Flags New England. As a result of the Atlanta Falcons’ loss, the park will rename its 240-foot tall swing ride, The Patriots SkyScreamer and Park President Dale Kaetzel will ride the thrilling attraction, wearing a Patriots jersey. The park will sell a limited amount of New England clam chowder to All Season Dining Plan guests.

Later this Spring, the high-action thrill rideJUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis in 4D will make its debut. JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis is an engaging, full-sensory action ride, with guests joining forces with BATMAN™, SUPERMAN™, WONDER WOMAN™, THE FLASH™ and GREEN LANTERN™, using stun blasters to defeat Lex Luthor™, The JOKER™ and his henchmen. Recently named by USA Today as one of the 12 most anticipated theme park rides for 2017, construction on this state-of-the-art attraction and the all-new Metropolis Park is nearly complete.

Six Flags Over Georgia is open on weekends March 11 through May 14 and daily for Spring Break April 1 – 9. Summer daily operation begins on May 20. Season Passes and the All Season Dining Pass to Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water in Marietta, which provide unlimited visits and meals all season long, are available online.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 56 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA) is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit Samsung Newsroom athttp://news.samsung.com.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fashion Friday: Taste The Rainbow

We're trying to heed Maya Angelou's advice to "be a rainbow in someone's cloud." An array of colors and styles await you with Fashion Friday this week...just to give you a visual reminder of being that rainbow. We've picked some of our very favorites, and each of them have a rainbow of color options available. Pants? Check. Tops? Check. Shoes? Check. Booties? Check. Jewelry? Check. Add in our top selling sweatshirts (shamrock, anyone?) and you have a very Fashionable Friday to kick off March. 

Taste the Rainbow!
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