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Tyler Perry’s Book Higher Is Waiting Giveaway

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“This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Penguin Random House. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

Tyler-Perry-Higher-Is-WaitingI can kinda understand if you have not heard of the following: House of Payne or For Better or Worse, but if you have not heard of Madea and all of her shaniegans I want to ask one question: “Where have you been hiding?” :)

Tyler Perry, the man behind all of the above and then some has done something that I have on my bucketlist to do one day and that is to write a book and impact people in a positive way. He has done such a thing and it has dropped today!! Tyler’s book, Higher Is Waiting, he speaks about the challenges in life and it is meant to inspire readers to climb higher in their own lives and pull themselves up to a better, more fulfilling place. If you know any part of his back story, you know what he has been through and how it has made him a stronger and more caring individual in spite of some of the obstacles which some of us probably could not bare, but God!!!

I have not had a chance to read it yet as it arrived today, but I have heard him speak and if any of what I heard is in the book then we are in for some laughter and some tears.

 

Giveaway Details:
The giveaway is for 1 copy of Higher is Waiting by Tyler Perry.
Several other bloggers will run the same contest and if you have win the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again.
Winners address must be prepared to provide their email and mailing address when the contest closes on 2nd of December.
FYI: Shipment make take 4-6 weeks.
Prizing provided by Penguin Random House

 

 

Please pass this contest along. This may be the book someone needs to help push them in the next direction they need to go in life.

Stay tuned for more reviews, giveaways and more.

 

 


Sympli Styled Fashion For All Women

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Sympli Styled Fashion For All Women

Fit to flatter.  Fabrics that feel as good as they look. Infinite layering possibilities. Meticulous details. These are just a few of the factors that make Canadian clothing label Sympli a wardrobe game changer.  Every Sympli garment is designed with a singular purpose to be that confidence-boosting piece a woman will reach for, rely upon and make her own, combining it in endless variety with other go-to items. I have received these pieces free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review of their products.

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“We are women designing for women,” says company founder Jan Stimpson.  “We believe that great fit, ease of movement, quality fabrication and beautiful drape transcend body type, size and age.  Sympli is about freedom of movement and expression, and as a result every woman wears it well.” The idea for the line was born when Stimpson was frustrated in her search for the ideal tee. Realizing there was no single definition of such a garment, she set out to make finding perfection a matter of options, not luck.  Today, the brand encompasses a multitude of evolving styles that together, yield infinite wardrobe possibilities.

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The fabric is of premium quality, very soft, and durable. I am so impressed and happy that it is machine washable and wrinkle free. I can attest truly to the wrinkle free because I did have it in the packaging for a while and the iron did not touch it at all. No one could tell that it was not ironed and I was glad. Why you ask? Well, I am like most people. I hate ironing.

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This is a perfect brand for every lady no matter the figure type and not every brand can say that. They have so many awesome styles and colors that it is so hard to pick just one outfit. Made to mix and match so feel free to load up. I am so pleased and would wear this brand anywhere at anytime and feel free to dress the pieces up or down. Sympli Styled Fashion For All Women I must say again!! 

Have you tried the Sympli clothing brand? If not, you are missing out and are in for a real treat once you do try the clothes.     

 

 


Surya Brasil Vegan Nail Polish

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Surya Brasil Vegan Nail Polish

Received these products free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review of the products. #suryabrasilbeauty #ad

 

Surya-Brasil-Nail-polishFall is here and some cool colors come with it, from the various colors of the leaves to even those new colors of nail polish for the Fall season. I have noticed right along with you and I have come across a brand that had a great idea and that was to come out with exotic animal nail polishes. Inspired by nature’s vibrant colors and there are 16 of them so you are bound to find some you like.

Surya Brasil is the brand that I want to introduce to you. I do not often do my nails unless it is for a special occasion or something because usually the polish comes off too quick, but I found that with all of the washing of my hands and washing my hair that Surya Brasil’s polish lasted longer than the ones I am use to and on top of it the brand is also 7 Free. 

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I did not know what it meant either, but apparently there a lot of horrible things found in nail polish usually so Surya Brasil does not include:

  • NO Camphor
  • NO DBP
  • NO Formaldehyde
  • NO Parabens
  • NO Toluene
  • NO ingredients of animal origin
  • NO animal testing

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In fact, they are a leader in natural, organic and vegan cosmetics, so don’t just stop by and get their Exotic Animals Nail Polish, try out their hair and skin care as well. Surya-Brasil-Exotic-AnimalSurya Brasil will cause me to pamper myself more often knowing that the polishes last longer on my nails and because it does not have those harmful ingredients. Have you checked out the wood caps and the lovely animal illustrations on each bottle. How detailed is this!!

Will you join me in trying Surya Brasil Exotic Animals Nail Polish? If so, what color or colors do you want to try?


Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration – Fighting Blindness #ffbamd #ad

October 22, 2017 / Inspiration, Main Menu / 0 Comments
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Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration – Fighting Blindness

Disclosure: Sharing this PSA (blogpost) for Foundation for Fighting Blindness via FrontGate in exchange for compensation.

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Every year nearly 10 million Americans go blind due to AMD or Age-related Macular Degeneration, but a cure is in sight! 

Since the year of my birth, 1971, Foundation Fighting Blindness has provided funding for research on cures for blindness with intense focus on AMD. In fact, with the research FFB has already made possible, treatments to stop and in some cases even reverse retinal disease is a reality. This is great news for people over 55 and their families. With AMD it is nearly impossible for grandparents to enjoy the little things in life such as playing games, watching movies and one of my favorites, when I was little, reading to their grandchildren. I know I used to enjoy being able to do things with my grandparents and would have missed out had they had this battle. 

Download the FREE PDF Packet as part of the Driving Research & Saving Sight campaign that is being used to increase public awareness of AMD. The packet shares everything you want to know and more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration which includes causes, what it is, treatment, etc. Those that are over 55 and their families that care to save sight are encouraged to download this material! Speak to your family and friends about this. Once the vision goes it is challenging to get it back. Spread the word about AMD and possibly save the vision of someone you love.

 Foundation Fighting Blindness has a video with more information ⇓

 

Do you or your family member suffer from AMD? If so, how are you/they coping with it? How is your eye health? What do you do to take care of your eyes?


Tyler Perry’s BOO 2! Madea Halloween Contest. #AD #RWM #BOO2

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Tyler Perry’s BOO 2! Madea Halloween Contest. #AD #RWM #BOO2

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“This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Lionsgate. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”
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Check out the super creepy and scary trailer for Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, in theatres October 20th!

What is Boo 2 About:

Madea and the gang are back for this hilarious sequel, Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween.  Madea, Bam and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must literally run for their lives when monsters, goblins and the bogeyman are unleashed.

What is the Rating:

PG-13 For sexual references, drug content, language and some horror images.

Like Contests?:

One winner will be picked to receive a Boo 2! T-shirt (random sizing) and Boo 2! Stencil Kit. Note:  If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again.  Starts 10/16 and ends 10/26!!

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SOCIAL: #Boo2

What Halloween movies are you looking forward to watching this year?


3 Delicious Ways To Enjoy Tetley Super Herbal Tea Immunity

October 9, 2017 / Foodie, Main Menu, Product Reviews
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                                                                    3 Delicious Ways To Enjoy Tetley Super Herbal Tea Immunity                                                                           (Received a sample box in exchanged for my honest and unbiased review)

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Good morning loves. This is the time of year where there is a lot of rain and much cooler temperatures, which sometimes brings colds and flu and for me more drinking tea in any kind of form whether that is cold sweet tea, warm tea or in a cocktail. I am coming today quickly to remind and introduce to some 3 delicious ways to enjoy Tetley Super Herbal Tea Immunity.

Tetley-Tea-Orange-VitaminCSome facts about this tea since it is blended with orange and peach it has vitamin C, which helps with the normal function of the immune system, has antioxidants and fiber.

  1. I enjoyed the first time my tea as regular iced tea and I threw some peaches in it, however, Tetley has provided a great Sparkling Peach Tea recipe that is great anytime of the year.

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Sparking-Peach-Tea2. Hot tea for those times you want to curl up in a corner with a book and drink some hot tea. It may as well be tea that adds to your immune system instead of tea that does not add anything to your body. Favorite cup, one peach and orange tea bag, steeped for 5 minutes and enjoy.

Tetley-Super-Herbal-Tea3. The last is one of my favorite ways to escape after a long day of work. To help ease some of the stress, I make a cocktail (peach bourbon tea), prepare as you would prepare 1 cup of iced tea, add 2 parts of bourbon and add more sugar to taste.

Tetley Super Teas Voted #1 Beverage Product of the Year and I can see why after trying a member of the Immunity Tea family.

What is your favorite way to enjoy tea?


Tiff’s Treats: Warm Cookies Delivered To Your Door

October 7, 2017 / Foodie, Main Menu, Product Reviews
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Tiff’s Treats: Warm Cookies Delivered To Your Door

(Thanks to Tiff’s Treats and Atlanta Food & Lifestyle Bloggers Society for this opportunity. I have received these tasty cookies, gift card for additional cookies, and more for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion).

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I am not sure about you, but there have been several times in my life where I have had things delivered to loved ones and friends, but never has it been cookies at least not until recently. Tiff’s Treats is a brand that you can have delivered warm cookies delivered to your door and not just yours, but to your loved ones. Be on the lookout for one of these cars and if it is not coming to your house, I hope you know the neighbors who are about to get this delivery.

Sweets are one of my comfort foods. Some people want mac n cheese, fried chicken, chicken noodle soup, etc, but I want some yummy ooey gooey cookies and please please let it be chocolate chip. Those are my favorite unless you make it a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie then I would move that chocolate chip cookie out of the way:)

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I almost could not wait long enough to take pictures before I almost used my teeth to get into that ribbon and start munching. I was able to slow myself down and take my time to take the pictures, but believe you me I did not want to do so.

On this day, hubby was about to leave me for one of his many trips that month and I just wanted to sulk and have a pitty party, so what did I do? I had a warm cookie party. As soon as I took the pictures, I let him taste one before he left and I ate like four in a row and I was so grateful that it was an assorted bunch, so I had like one of each and then would sulk some and then repeat:).

Tiff's-Treats-Warm-Cookies-DeliveredA special surprise that was in the package was the tiffblitz which was vanilla ice cream blended with chunks of chocolate chip cookies and brownie bites. Topped with crumbled sugar cookies. So tasty.

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Do you have a special someone that could use some tasty goodness to their door? Check out their delivery areas.


6th Annual Atlanta Chili Cook Off October 7th

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6th Annual Atlanta Chili Cook Off October 7th

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Fall brings cooler weather, sweaters, more warm food and drinks including CHILI!!! Atlanta is the place to be for exciting events and this one will not be disappointing for me because I am a chili creator and eater. I am not sure if you heard of it, but it is the Atlanta Chili Cook Off in Brookhaven celebrating it’s 6th year. I will be eating my weight in chili this day:)
I have received 2 passes to attend the event for free in exchange for sharing my opinion about the event before, during and after.
Event Details
6th Annual Atlanta Chili Cook Off in Brookhaven
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time:  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brookhaven Park – 2660 Osborne Rd, Brookhaven, GA 30319
  • Taste Chili & Brunswick Stew from 75+ Restaurant & Amateur Competition Teams (chili peppers up)
  • Live Music Atlanta Retro Band, Martay Partay & DJ Suspense (strike a pose)
  • Kidzone with Free Admission for Kids 12 & Under (aww I wanna play)
  • Cold Shock Top, Goose Island IPA, Bud Light, Budweiser Beer, Wine & Electric Vodka Lemonade (so cook)
  • Portion of proceeds benefit Atlanta Fundraising Foundation & Brookhaven Park Conservancy (totally cool)
  • $2,500.00 in Prizes & Awards for Top Amateur Teams, Restaurant Teams, Most Spirited Team & People’s Choice!  Come win bragging rights, plaques, medals, prizes and more! (cannot wait to see who wins)
TICKETS
General Admission: Unlimited chili tastings starting at 1:00 P.M.
VIP: You get a whole hour ahead to enjoy Unlimited Chili Tastings, Open Bar, Commemorative Spoon, Swag Bag & more. (A limited number of tickets will be available…this will sell out.)

 

See highlights below of the pics from 2016. Photo Credits: Armus Media Group

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Crowd-Chili-CookoffLook at the crowd, this event is sure to sell out. You still have time, so get your tickets here: Chili Awaits Ahead

Have you been to the Atlanta Chili Cook Off before? What was your favorite part?


Ozeri INSTAVAC Nesting Food Storage Review

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Thank you Ozeri Instavac and US Family Guide. I received this product to review for my honest opinion. This post contains affiliate links. #ad

I have never used a food storage product due to seeing others reviews of them that were not so great, but with the need to eat better and be able to have some of the fresh fruit and vegetables last longer, I jumped at the chance to review Ozeri Instavac containers.

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I had purchased some veggies from my local Kroger and when I find that specially priced produce I am on it, but I forgot to use it quickly so what did I do? I used some of the veggies and then used the 3 cup size bowl and put it in the refrigerator.

So easy to use and all you have to do is push the air out and the airtight container does the rest. You put down the valve and then press the air out and as you do that it makes a cute noise (whistle) and then you can change the date to the day you put it in the refrigerator.

The Ozeri Instavac kit comes with 4 bowls and lids in different sizes. The sizes are 21 cups (5.0 Liters), 12.7 cups (3.0 Liters), 6.3 cups (1.5 Liters), and 3 cups (0.7 Liters). The lids have a dial on air valve, so you can set the date that you put your food in there so you know how long it’s been in fridge.

Ozeri-WebThe kit is BPA-free, stain-resistant, shatter-proof and as transparent as glass; Freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe; Satisfaction guaranteed.

What everyone wants to know is whether or not it worked? It did work! I went out of town for 4 days and still did not touch it for 3 additional days, so more than a week later the veggies were still good. Worth the purchase? Yes indeed,

Do you use a Food Storage Kit? If so, what kind and how well does it work? 

 

 


Perfect Bar is Perfect for You

September 25, 2017 / Foodie, Main Menu, Product Reviews
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Perfect Bar is Perfect for You

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog and social media accounts. The opinions posted are my own. Compensation for this post was provided.

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Perfect Bars create perfect vibes and who does not like that. Hubby and I have basically been working 2 jobs because let’s be honest having your own business is another job within itself. The perfect bars have come in handy for us. We have been using the bars as partial meals instead of stopping by a fast food restaurant and eating horribly we ate a bar or two and was satisfied.

They are gluten free, non-gmo, contains 20+ superfoods including kale which is a great way to get some veggies into the kiddos bellies without them knowing it.  Each bar is packed with up to 17g (5g in minis) of whole food protein (no whey or soy) to keep you satisfied throughout the day. The size of the minis are perfect for snacking on-the-go, while traveling and especially for every day snacks in lunchboxes.

Perfect Bars were a big hit in my household and the group. They are all very flavorful and delicious and everyone seemed to have found a favorite. Since, I am writing this post, I will share my favorite: probably because I love chocolate was the Dark chocolate chip and peanut butter and my least favorite was the blueberry cashew.

The full perfect bars kept me full for a good couple of hours and actually I am used to eating every couple of hours and there have been times that I forgot to eat, so these would be great as a meal replacement.

What would you say is your perfect healthy on-the-go snack?