Thursday, July 20, 2017

City Pass Your Vacation with Groupon



To help create the experience they envisioned, City Pass hand-picked the very best attractions in the very best cities across North America, with a savings of up to half off the price of separate admission. They purposely designed CityPASS to include a limited number of the most popular attractions, assuring a great experience that makes the most of every minute, without a ton of research needed.
At CityPASS, think your time at the attraction—whether it’s an aquarium, observatory, theme park or museum—allows you to get connected to the people you’re traveling with, as well as to history or art or nature. By design, CityPASS gives you ample time—9 days—to enjoy a destination, eliminating the need to rush frantically from attraction to attraction to get your money’s worth.



Groupon Coupons is a partnership between Groupon and over 9,000 national retailers with the aim of passing savings along to customers. Every company needs to reduce inventory through sales and this is the perfect bridge for that. Groupon Coupons is an entirely free and efficient way for shoppers to find thousands of coupons and exclusive promo codes from popular stores and companies like Sephora, Ebay, Oakley, PetSmart, Nordstrom, Walgreens, and so many more. Shoppers simply search by store to find the best deal for them.
Check out City Pass on Groupon


I recieved compensation in exchange for this post.

Monday, July 17, 2017

American Heritage Chocolate Recipes

Did you know that cacao beans were used as form of currency dating back to the Aztec Empire, Christopher Columbus discovered America AND chocolate, bringing cacao beans back to the Spanish court in the early 1500s, George Washington drank “chocolate cream” at breakfast, Benjamin Franklin sold chocolate in his print shop, or chocolate has traditionally been included in military provisions throughout history?

Mars Chocolate North America has partnered with sites such as Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Fort Ticonderoga, Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, The National Archives, Monticello, The Smithsonian, and Parks Canada to not only sell AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, fashioned off ingredient lists from the 1750’s, but also to educate consumers on the history of the Americas through the unique lens of chocolate.

Some of the aforementioned venues including The Smithsonian, The National Archives and Old North Church will introduce a new Spiced and Iced Chocolate drink from AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate as well as offer free drink samples, chats with AHC’s Chocolate Historian and 18th century-inspired chocolate-making demonstrations.

To try the drink and other decadent chocolate recipes at home:

Spiced and Iced American Heritage® Chocolate
2 Servings



Ingredients
¼ cup powdered sugar
½ cup nonfat dry milk
2  Tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Drink 
1 ½ cups water

Directions
·        Heat water until gently boiling, then remove water from heat.
·        Whisk remaining ingredients slowly into water. Continue whisking until chocolate is dissolved and smooth.
·        To serve, either: Dispense hot liquid over crushed ice, or; Pour into container and chill overnight.

Note - settling may occur with chilling; if solids present, mix vigorously with whisk until back into solution. Pour over ice before serving

AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Lavender Pistachio Brownies
by AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate




Baking is all about gathering together. So why not whip up a batch of brownies to share? Want to show a little extra appreciation, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate has developed a stunner - lavender pistachio brownies made with our tasty chocolate chunks. So good!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup, chopped American Heritage® Chocolate Block
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • water, vegetable oil, egg as directed on brownie mix
  • 1 TBSP finely chopped edible lavender
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pistachios

Step 1
Follow the directions on the box of your desired brownie mix.
Step 2
Add chopped chocolate, lavender and pistachios to brownie batter.
Step 3
Pour brownie batter into baking pan and bake as directed. Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Step 4
Optional: Top with additional chopped lavender and pistachios.

AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate® Ice Cream (No Churn)
Makes 1 quart




Ingredients
1 ½ cups whole milk
3/4 ounce (3 tablespoons) cornstarch
1 ½ cups heavy cream
6 ounces (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
1 ounce (¼ cup) cocoa powder
½ teaspoon powdered espresso
Pinch kosher salt
4 ounces AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate - GRATED
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
·        Whisk ½ cup milk with cornstarch to dissolve, set aside.
·        In a saucepan, whisk remaining milk with heavy cream, sugar, cocoa powder, espresso and salt until blended. Heat the mixture until just before a simmer.  Remove some of the hot milk mixture with dissolved cornstarch, blending together. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan and continue cooking until mixture slightly thickens.  Remove from heat, stir in American Heritage Chocolate®Drink and vanilla.
·        Pour mixture into serving cups. Once it slightly cools, cover with pieces waxed
paper and freeze. 
CHOCOLATE RICOTTA PANCAKES
MAKES 2 DOZEN 3-INCH COOKIES



Ingredients
3 eggs, separated
8 ounces ricotta cheese
2 ounces milk
1 ½ oz. sugar
½ oz. salt
4 oz. flour
2 ½ oz. AMERICAN HERITAGE® Grated Chocolate
3 oz. butter
                                                                          
Directions
·        Whisk egg yolks with ricotta cheese, milk, sugar and salt. Fold in the flour and chocolate. Set aside.
·        In a separate bowl, whip egg whites to soft peak. Fold whites into ricotta mixture. 
·        Melt butter as needed in a large skillet.  Ladle batter, 1/4 cup per pancake. When edges brown and pancake bubbles, flip over and continue cooking until firm.

AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate is an authentic historic chocolate made from ingredients available in the 18th Century. The recipe repre­sents a true taste of chocolate the way our ancestors would have enjoyed it. Made with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate comes in four unique formats: chocolate sticks, chocolate bites, chocolate baking/grating blocks, and finely grated chocolate drink mix. The perfect souvenir from your upcoming summer travels, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate is sold exclusively at over 200 fine gift shops at historic sites, museums and historic inns across the USA and Canada. It is also available online. Learn more about AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate at http://www.americanheritagechocolate.com, onwww.Facebook.com/AmericanHeritageChocolate, on Twitter @Choc_history and on Pinterest @chochistory or NOW on Instagram at @AmericanHeritageChocolate.

Dog and Cats Treats presented by Chewy.com.

Here are some great treats i got to recently test out with my dogs and cats in the last couple of months. The Taste of The Wild is a great brand but my dogs werent very interested in it. It has great texture in it though. The Evo cat food my cats absolutely loved it.  Great texture and flavors that the cats really enjoyed. 




Made with real roasted meats and fresh fruits and vegetables, these grain-free formulas support a strong immune system, healthy digestive system and overall optimal health.This complete and balanced formula can be fed alone or along with your pet's dry food. It contains sweet potatoes and peas, perfect sources of highly digestible energy, and is supplemented with fruits and vegetables for healthy antioxidants. Not to mention, it has a taste like no other!

*Available in beef, lamb, salmon, and duck*

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Every one of these cans are filled with classic ingredients that work in harmony to keep your cat in tip-top shape. Irresistibly delicious, this low-carbohydrate, grain-free formula is modeled after the diet cats eat in the wild, with high protein levels and easily digested fats. Every can of EVO is fortified with vitamins and essential minerals that make it a great everyday diet.
*Available in chicken & turkey, and Duck*



I recieved these products in exchange for a review. 





Iconic Wooden Roller Coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia To Go Away Forever

Six Flags Over Georgia - the Thrill Capital of the South - today announces the iconic wooden roller coaster, the Georgia Cyclone, will go away forever after Sunday, July 30. The Georgia Cyclone is nearly 100 feet tall and reaches speeds of 50 miles per hour. The classic coaster has given nearly 8.7 million rides since opening in 1990. Six Flags Over Georgia is open daily through August 6.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sony Xperia Mobile Phones Messaging



Xperia XA1 Ultra Messaging - in Priority Order
1.       Display
a.       This phone has a borderless 6” edge-to-edge Full HD display - provides an extraordinary mobile viewing experience.
2.       Camera
a.       Features two outstanding cameras - new 23MP main camera previously found only on Sony’s flagship smartphones and a 16MP front-facing camera upgraded to include a 23mm wide-angle lens
3.       Only at Best Buy
a.     This amazing new phone is only available at Best Buy.
Xperia XZ Premium Messaging - in Priority Order:
1.       4K HDR Display and Super Slow motion Camera
o   The 4K HDR Display is the first of its kind in a smartphone
o   The 19MP main camera comes with the world’s first Motion Eye camera system, featuring Predictive Capture to help you get just the right shot, and Super slow motion video recording, which captures life in ways no other smartphone can.
2.       Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
o   Performs exceptionally for creating Super slow motion videos, watching 4K HDR videos, or playing the latest PlayStation games on PS4 Remote Play
3.       Available at Best Buy

Carrier callouts:

·       These unlocked phones work with the following major carriers - AT&T, Verizon and Cricket


Disclaimer: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card

Back To School with Sally Hansen and Crayola



Sharpen those pencils, pack that apple, and add the final touch to your back-to-school look in an instant! The new Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Collection transports you back to that care-free time of coloring with crayons, sketching out vibrant creations, and jumping back into the September back to school season. Color authorities Crayola and Sally Hansen joined forces to offer a bright, bold, and fun suite of hues that dry in just 60 seconds — so no time is wasted for the woman on the go. With a 60 second dry time, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri®Nail Color’s 3-in-1 formula features a built-in base and top coat to provide shiny, extended wear in a single step in just one stroke. These color specialists did their homework: From a saturated red to a marvelously mod white, here are the 12 new, specially designed shades inspired directly by the Crayola crayon colors we all know and love.

Wild Strawberry
Ripe and ravishing, this primary red crème shade is a classic.

Sunset Orange
As bold as it is beautiful, this hue conjures memories of blissful beachy evenings.

Carnation Pink
Everything’s coming up carnations in this vivid, pretty pink.

Dandelion
Picked right from a sprawling field, this sunny saturated yellow is a force of nature.

Granny Smith Apple
Take it to the tart side in this vivaciously verdant polish.

Cerulean
Rock this hue, it’s a go-to blue for back to school. 

Vivid Violet
Cultivate the feeling of floral fancy in this purple shade that elevates any first-day-of-school outfit.

White
No better way to kick off the year than with a blank slate. Be crisper than a white board with this pristine white.

Razzmatazz
It’s your time to shine bright and be a dazzling star with this raspberry hue.


Scarlet
Show off your summer tan with this red hot mani.

Denim
Casually cool, this jean-ius indigo hue goes with everything.

Purple Heart
Be the Queen Bee in this courageously colorful purple.

Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri® is #1 in the quick-dry segment. The Sally Hansen X Crayola Insta-Dri Back To School Collection will be available July 2017Crayola is the worldwide leader in children’s creative expression products. The Crayola brand is known for its iconic Crayola crayons, and portfolio of colorful and innovative art tools, crafting activities and creative toys.




2 For Tuesdays Sandals

Sandals. You can never have too many pairs of sandals. They are comfy, cute, switch up your look easily, and keep your feet cool. We live in ours, and we have so many cute options this Summer! We're celebrating this footwear fashion with our 2 for Tuesday deal this week...and guys, it is good. Sandals, 2 for $22. Pick your styles...strappy and metallic? Boho? Braided and solid? Mix and match to your heart's content, and check out for just $22 for 2 pairs. To make it sweeter, you get to have them ship for free. 


All the Sandals!
The code is 2FORSANDALS and it will make the final price $22 when 2 pairs are purchased! The code is valid Tuesday, 7/11 only!
2 for Tuesday - 7/11/17 - Sandals 2 for $22 + FREE SHIPPING w/code 2FORSANDALS







Monday, July 3, 2017

2 for Tuesday Americana Celebration


It's time for all the Independence Day celebrations! We wear our Americana gear all through July, and every time the Olympics come around...and we're celebrating Tuesday with prices that are too good to pass up! 2 Americana items for just $17.76!  It's just $8.88 an item...which is a steal on some of our best selling items this Summer! We're talking tees, hats, sunglasses, shoes, stuff for the kids...it's a celebration! 


Americana Celebration
The code is 1776 and it will make the final price $17.76 when 2 items are purchased, with Free Shipping! The code is valid on July 4th Only!
2 for Tuesday - Americana Celebration 2 for $17.76 + FREE SHIPPING w/code 1776







Tree Hut Sweet 16 Contest

Tree Hut, creator of America’s favorite body scrubs and butters! The popular beauty brand is getting ready to blow out the candles for its 16th birthday and in honor of this milestone, they are reaching out to their fans to help them put the “sweet” in their sweet 16! Tree Hut is asking beauty enthusiasts to dream up (and share) their next dessert-themed Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub flavor. The creator of the winning Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub flavor will win not only ‘bragging rights’ but will also be awarded $1,000, a year supply of their favorite Tree Hut products and have their special edition sweet scrub sold nationwide for a limited time!

From now through July 7th, fans will be asked to log onto Instagram or Facebook, “like” and follow the brand’s official social channels and post a photo or video submitting their sweet flavor creation, including the hashtag #TreeHutSweet16Contest and tagging the brand. Tree Hut fans can also visit the brand’s website to submit their suggested flavor or upload photo, video or written submission as a comment on the brand’s Sweet 16 post on their official Instagram page or official Facebook page. Submissions will be judged based on flavor appeal “deliciousness”, creativity and originality.
Following the submission period, the top three highest scoring flavor entries will be narrowed down by the brand and presented to a select group of loyal fans who will help choose the grand prize winner.