Friday, July 25, 2014

Disney Junior Big Book of Fun Can Solve the I'm Bored's This Summer!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Parragon Book Buddies Blogger Program, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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We've got less than a month to go, before Back to School.

How about you?

Kids driving you nuts?

Reached your zenith of activities and just tuckered out, 
but don't want to put the kids fronting the TV all day?

How about something that keeps their brains happy and working,
but feeds their TV character rush?

Here is your solution:

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Step into the adventurous world of Disney Junior characters! Play beach volleyball with Jake and the Never Land Pirates, have a drawing lesson with Doc McStuffins, and set the table for a royal banquet with Sofia the First. With over 170 pages of stories, activities, games, and crafts!

For Miss Grace, this has turned into a reward book, for keeping up with her daily work sheets and keeping up the good beahvior! She loves seeing her favorite characters like Sofia and Doc:

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The book is aimed more at ages 4-8, with easy activities like those above, selecting which comes first and what instrument for which ailment, and below:

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Picking the colors of the rainbow and selecting the right shadows, 
are great cognitive working skills!

There are also harder ones, that require reading, and counting like the ones below with Jake and Doc.

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We also use the older activities as a branch off for writing (on a separate piece of paper) the answers, 
and working on spelling and handwriting. It's always great when you can add learning into fun activities!

All in all, this book is a great way to break up the Summer routine for your kids!
Miss Grace loves it and gives it a high five!

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These Meat Shredding Claws Will Make YOUR Life SO Much Easier!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge, from My Caveman Tools, via Tomoson , for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

How do you shred your BBQ meat?

I bet you use the 2 fork method, like we used to, don't you?

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And the inevitable happens- your hands get sore and cramped up don't they?

But now you have a choice. 
 Meat Claws (not forks) that shred, handle and carve meat with minimal effort, 
just like the tools you see members of the National Barbecue Association, Outdoor Cooking Channel, BBQ restaurants and BBQ cook-off contestants use!

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They look different, because they are!

 These Meat Claws have 6 prongs each, making them three times faster to use than regular BBQ forks. That means less stress on your hands! And FYI, those prongs are pretty darn sharp! I have a puncture wound to prove it (be careful getting them out of the box, they're in there pretty tight!)! 
These Meat Claws are a MUST have for pulling pork and beef! Check them out:

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In literally 4 minutes, this much pork was shredded out!

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when were you able to shred that much pork in 4 MINUTES with forks? 
Right, never!

Another quick pass thru, and we had finely shredded meat, and one small pork roast lasted for 3 meals! 

Even clean up is easy! The Meat Claws are heat tesistant, BPA free, so you Never Have To Worry About The Tips Melting, and making them Dishwasher Safe, for Easy Clean-Up! Score!

But they are perfect for more than shredding!

You can use them to hold your meat, or your watermelon, while you carve it!

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Yup, no large unwieldy knife or fork to hold onto while carving! With their 6 prongs, they keep your meat in PLACE, making carving 10 times quicker!

The handles also help to make them your perfect carry tools for hot meat too! Now you can carry your meat out of the pan, without dropping or burning your hand

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There is NO slipping or sliding- your meat stays PUT until you pull the Meat Claws out!

Christmas is on its way, and the Meat Claws are going on my list for everybody who loves to make their own shredded BBQ!

To make the Meat Claws even more enticing- they have a LIFETIME FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! If you feel your shredder forks don't live up to expectations, you can return them no questions asked! Plus there are purchasing bonuses! They are the best $20 you'll spend for BBQ!

To Purchase:
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- Bonus #1: Free download of The Grill Master's Essential Barbecue Recipe Book- it includes 
5 Professional BBQ Recipes Great For The Family, like DIY BBQ Sauce Recipes, Ribs, Chicken, and even Kabob recipes! You also get a $5 off coupon for your next purchase! 

- Bonus #2: Free 3 Month Subscription to WiseJack Cooking Recipes for Men (Featured on Fox)
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Purchase them HERE!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Winners Looking Forward to August?

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1, Niessen Massey Vanilla- # 23 Seyma S

2. Raggamuffin DVD- #40 Linda B

3. the Lords Prayer- #7 Linda K

4. Groovy Lab in a Box- #101 Kate B

5. Power Cord- #167 Janet F

6. Boiron Pack- # 18 Latanya T

All winners have been notified by email.

Thanks to everyone who entered to win!

Recipe Weekend: Grilled Bleu Cheese Burger on Multi-Grain Flatbread

Disclosure / Disclaimer:  I received this info, free of charge, from Kontos Food,  for blog posting purposes. No compensation,  monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post/review. Nor was I told what to say, all opinions are my own, and yours may be different.

We started the week off with a 'Blue', so only fitting we end the week with it too!

Want to try something on the grill that’s new and exciting this summer? 

How about a mouth-watering Bleu cheese burger on multi-grain flatbread, with sautéed mushrooms and onions? 

Hungry yet? LOL

Chef Demetrios Haralambatos, the executive chef at Kontos Foods, has developed this simple, but delicious, recipe especially for Kontos Multi-Grain Flatbread.

Grilled Bleu Cheese Burger on Multi-Grain Flatbread

Grilled Bleu Cheese Burger on Multi-Grain Flatbread


Kontos Multi-Grain Flatbread
1 lb. chopped meat for four burgers (80-85% lean)
6 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion
Salt & pepper
6-8 slices of Bleu cheese (or other favorite cheese)
Chilled lettuce or tomato for topping

1. Using a cast-iron grill-safe skillet, sauté mushrooms and onion in olive oil on hot grill.
2. Grill ¼ lb. chopped meat, per person, to taste.
3. As burgers are getting close to ready, place a few slices of Bleu cheese – or another favorite cheese – on your burgers to melt.
4. At the same time, preheat 1 slice Kontos Multi-Grain Flatbread (or other favored Kontos flatbread or pita) for 15-20 seconds on each side. Cut bread into two halves.
5. Build sandwich – add sautéed mushrooms and onion, and chilled tomato and lettuce. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
6. Serve with fries and a pickle. Enjoy! 

“Everyone loves a barbeque. If you’re looking for something extra special to serve, your family and friends will love Chef Demetrios’ bistro-style sandwich. The big, tangy flavor of Bleu Cheese blends beautifully with the juicy burger and sautéed vegetables, topped off with our rustic Multi-Grain flatbread,” said Steve Kontos, vice president of Kontos Foods.

About Kontos Foods
Founded in 1987, Kontos Foods, Inc. is a Paterson, NJ-based provider of traditional Mediterranean foods for restaurants, hotels, food service, retail specialty stores and supermarkets worldwide. The family-owned company specializes in hand-stretched flatbreads, including the Kontos Pocket-Less Pita, Fillo dough, pastries, olives, gyro meats, and Greek yogurts, as well as nearly 50 varieties of multi-ethnic flatbreads. Kontos, which has over 225 employees and was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos together with his son Steven, together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry. To learn more, visit www.kontos.comYou can also find Kontos Foods on Twitter@KontosFoods or on Facebook at www.facebook/KontosFoods.

World’s Best Story: Rewarding Readers and Book Bloggers for Telling the World They Found a Great Story!

I am really excited to tell you about an innovative new contest platform for both readers and writers. Laura Fabiani of iRead Book Tours is now a proud sponsor for World’s Best Story!

iRead Book Tours has brought us some great books, so I was happy to share about this great contest with you!

More and more authors and writers are discovering the power of readers. Books are written for the reader audience, so why not have a say in telling others we think a writer’s story has blockbuster potential? That’s what World’s Best Story allows you to do.

In view of this, I hope you will join me in helping to spread the word and to sign up as a member of World’s Best Story to find talented storytellers and get great prizes. 

But first let me tell you more about World’s Best Story.

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World’s Best Story was launched at BookExpo America on May 28. It’s the first social contest to reward readers and writers with exclusive partner prizes. So what does this mean for you?

If you are a writer:

1. Submit your story. Entering is free and the entry period ends Aug 12.
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If you are a reader:

1. You get the chance to be the judge, discover new stories and win great prizes.
2. When you sign up to become a member, you automatically get $10 to spend at Beyond the Rack. Signing up is easy, requiring only your name and email.
3. When you rate and vote you’ll get a chance to win cool prizes, and the grand prize package includes a $2000 shopping spree at Beyond the Rack!

So how can you help spread the word? There are several ways:

  1. Write a post about it (like this one) and you can be entered in a giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card and one of 6 $25 Beyond the Rack Gift Cards
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