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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Stock Your Kitchen with @turbopot Cookware!

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If you are looking for new cookware for your kitchen, let me be the first to recommend Turbo Pot! They offer the fastest, most energy-efficient cookware line available for gas ranges. The Turbo Pot cookware heats up to 50 percent faster than standard cookware -- thanks to a revolutionary technology that incorporates highly conductive heat exchanger fins at the base of the cookware.


Turbo Pot also has the same desirable features associated with top-tier cookware lines, including mirror-polished finishes, keep-cool handles, heavy-duty construction and well-made riveting.


Although I don't have a gas range, I am still really LOVING my Turbo Pot! My favorite feature and the first thought I had when I opened my Turbo Pot Stock Pot was how it is made and how much I LOVE the heavy-duty 304-grade stainless steel that this pot is made from!


The Turbo Pot is also very sleek and I love how unique the design is: the highly conductive heat exchanger “fins” at the base of the cookware dramatically improve heat transfer and optimize fuel efficiency.


The saying “a watched pot never boils” doesn't apply anymore when you use the Turbo Pot ™ stock pot! This techno-advanced cookware is perfect for making stock, broth, and soup; boiling lobster, shrimp, and corn; or deep frying turkey. The high-performance heat sink saves time and energy, enabling you to cook hotter and faster, just like professional chefs. The Turbo Pot™ stock pot boasts uniform heating to reduce hot spots. Reduce cooking relative emission to keep your indoor air fresh.


I love to cook up soup, boil some corn on the cob or make up a big pot of spiced apple cider with this stock pot and I LOVE how fast it boils! The whole line just looks so sleek and professional and I love having it in my kitchen!

Buy It:

You can purchase the Turbo Pot Stock Pot for $76 from their website.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

@SmirnoffUS Sips to Sweeten Your Valentine's or Galentine's Day

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Are you looking for the perfect sweet drink to make for your Valentine or Galentine today?

Then check out the recipes below from Smirnoff that are perfect for anyone – no matter your relationship status or whether you are celebrating Valentine's or Galentine's Day!

The first is the “Hibiscus Punch”, that is bound to make any Galentine’s get-together a little less sour and a little more sweet. Made with Smirnoff No. 21, this is a quality recipe that won’t break the bank!

Hibiscus Crush 

Courtesy of Sylvia Fountaine of Feasting at Home


  • 16 ounces Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka (2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 32 ounces lemon lime soda
  • 1 lemon- sliced
  • 1 lime-sliced
  • 1 orange- sliced
  • 4 cups crushed ice
Place hibiscus, water and sugar in a small pot to simmer over the stove for 5 minutes. Once sugar is dissolved, set aside to cool. Strain. Place vodka, triple sec, soda and sliced citrus in a punch bowl or beverage container. Add hibiscus infusion. Stir. Right before quests arrive add 4 cups crushed ice.

The “Secret Admirer” is the perfect cocktail to serve up for your date night, which features Smirnoff’s most popular flavor, Smirnoff Raspberry

Secret Admirer 

Courtesy of Sylvia Fountaine of Feasting at Home


  • 4 ounces Smirnoff Raspberry
  • 1.5 ounces Chartreuse
  • 6 fresh raspberries
Place all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into two vintage martini glasses. Garnish with fresh raspberries. You could sugar the rim for extra sweetness.

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You can purchase Smirnoff at your local spirits retailer

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Perfect Chocolate for Valentine's Day!

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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow (don't forget a gift for your loved one)! If you need some suggestions for the sweet tooth in your life, then let me recommend Blissfully Better Chocolate!

They just launched a brand NEW flavor and I am loving it! It is Toasted Coconut and it is the perfect mix of chocolate and coconut - I can never just stop at one!


Blissfully Better Chocolate is not only delicious it’s even better for your taste buds-- it’s certified organic and sweetened only with low glycemic coconut nectar making it a great option for those who have diabetes and low tolerance to sugar!


Not a coconut fan? Make sure to try their other flavors too:Sea Salt Caramel Thins, Crunchy Quinoa Toffee Thins, Almond Toffee Thins

Buy It:

You can purchase Blissfully Better chocolates online or at a local retailer.

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Book Review: Baby & Toddler Basics: Expert Answers to Parents' Top 150 Questions

This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network. All opinions are 100% my own.


As a mom who had three children in 5 years, I definitely have had my ups and downs as a young mother! SO many days I had questions I needed answered but was too tired to do anything about it. I didn't know what sources to trust, who's advice to take and which direction to go. Parenthood really is one of the hardest jobs on earth and mostly because of all the decisions parents have to make!

One of the hardest issues I had to deal with all three of my children was breastfeeding successfully. For some reason, my body did not supply enough milk to help my child grow. Although I have nothing against bottle feeding and formula, I really want breastfeeding to work and it was extremely frustrating that my body didn't work well enough to nourish and help my baby grow! I struggled with this issue for years trying everything until I was exhausted! Finally, I had to realize and accept the fact that I need to supplement. It was a hard road but I am proud of doing my best no matter how I fed my baby!

Motherhood is definitely a hard road but so rewarding with the love you receive from your children. But I sure wish I would have had a book in my early years that I could just open up and get all my biggest questions answered!


If you are a new mother or parent, YOU are in luck because there is a great new book that does answer your top 150 questions about your new baby and toddler! It's called Baby & Toddler Basics: Expert Answers to Parents' Top 150 Questions and it really is a great comprehensive book that can help you navigate those early years of being a parent!

From fever to stomachaches, injuries, safe travel, allergies, vaccines, safe sleeping and everything in between (including problems with breastfeeding!), Baby and Toddler Basics: Expert Answers to Parents’ Top 150 Questions (AAP, February 2018) , the upcoming book by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ spokesperson, leading practicing pediatrician and top-selling author, Tanya Altmann MD, FAAP answers Parents’ Top 150 Questions about babies and toddlers based on her over 20 years in practice.


I really like the format and how easy it is to find the answers to the questions you have...even with a lack of sleep! The simple, clear Q & A layout makes searching for answers just as fast as an internet search, but with immediate expert advice that parents can fully trust. Baby & Toddler Basics is like having a “portable pediatrician” in one’s diaper bag, on the nightstand or on one’s mobile device (for parents who prefer e-book), always ready with reassuring answers, immediate expert advice that parents can fully trust.

Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP (known as “Dr. Tanya”) is a renowned practicing pediatrician who founded Calabasas Pediatrics and an assistant clinical professor at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. She is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson and is the author of several books.


My advice to new parents?

Don't be afraid to ask for help on those really tough days, get a great baby/toddler book like Baby & Toddler Basics: Expert Answers to Parents' Top 150 Questions to help answer all the questions you are sure to have and be ready to accept that things won't always go the way you planned!

Buy It:

You can purchase Baby & Toddler Basics: Expert Answers to Parents' Top 150 Questions for $11.56 from Amazon.com


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Monday, February 12, 2018

Treat Your Valentine Like Royalty with Crown Royal Drinks!

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Are you looking to treat your Valentine to a royal and special drink this Valentine's Day?

Then let me recommend the Royal Dynasty recipe below made with Crown Royal Vanilla, one of my favorite liquors of all time! It tastes so amazing with everything, especially the Ginger Beer used below!

So this Valentine's Day impress your sweetheart and treat them like royalty with this Royal Dynasty recipe: 

Royal Dynasty


  • 1.5 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla
  • Top with Ginger Beer
  • Squeeze of Fresh Lime Juice

Garnish with Lime Wedge

Buy It:

You can purchase Crown Royal Vanilla from your local retailer


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