Great evening all. I am writing you today just to give you a heads up about a wonderful deal. If you love to save money and I do not know too many people who don’t, but for a limited time only (June 9th), you can get up to 12.50 cash back by purchasing one of the following when you use the Ibotta app:
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I had my teeth whitened once and it was quite the experience. I loved the results, however I could not afford to keep it up, but this is the next best thing for a lot less money:)
I love saving money especially when it is on products that I purchase anyway and this is one product that I would purchase more often if I can either catch it on sale and/or with ibotta cash back deals. Plus, you can earn an additional $.50 bonus with the purchase of a Luster Premium White whitening kit (Pro Light or 2 Minute White) and a toothpaste (Power White or Luster NOW!).
Have you used a teeth whiting system before? If so, do you still use it?
On a beautiful day in Atlanta, I was given the opportunity to attend a media night preview for a wonderful restaurant opening, Varuni Napoli in Krogs Street Market thanks to Culinary Local. My guest and I were not paid, but were able to try various menu items for free in exchange for our honest and unbiased reviews.
Most of my life I have wanted to go to Italy and eat my way around the area, but due to it being so expensive, we will have to save up a little more before I can get there. In the meantime, I jumped at the chance to try an Italian pizzeria and it was in an area of Atlanta that I had never been and we had a ball.
Guests were given a special event menu to select the items they wanted to try and we noticed that everyone from the cashier, servers, bartenders, pizza maker station and the owner, were very inviting and nice. Just their attitude made me want to come back before I even tried the food.
Fresh ingredients, some of which were/are from Atlanta suppliers and some flown in from Italy. I am already spoiled and I know that any authentic Italian restaurant that I try from this point on, better taste just as good or I will not go back:) The crust: 4 simple ingredients and 1 of which is from Italy. Awesome restaurant and atmosphere.
Next time you are looking for an authentic Italian pizzeria, make sure to check out Varuni Napoli in the Krog Street Market and let me know I may just meet you there.
There are 2 locations in Metro Atlanta and to find out more information about the Owner, restaurant or ingredients, click here: https://www.varuni.us/.
Have you tried Varuni Napoli? What is your favorite pizza?
From birthdays, Christmas’, to our fast approaching Father’s Day, there is always a reason to celebrate the man, or men (hey, dad’s and grandpa’s need to be celebrated, too) in your life! After a while, it gets tedious to get special gifts, or do special things for those men in your life and we end up getting meaningless gifts that will be thrown in the trash after a few years to come. Well, I am here to change that today! I want to share with you all special things that you can do for the man in your life, because he really does deserve it. Here are my very best ideas for special things you can give, or do for your man:
1. Take him on a vacation
This is definitely the most expensive option in this list and it is not for everyone, but hear me out! If you can afford it, taking him on a surprise getaway is an amazing idea. According to The Huffington Post, the more vacations you take, the happier you will be. I know the traditional saying is “happy wife, happy life,” but I think it goes both ways – if you have a happier husband or boyfriend, you are sure to be happier, as well. Going on vacation will you happier, less stressed, more relaxed and it will put you in a better mood overall. If I need another reason to convince you to go on a vacation, then let it be the fact that you get to go, as well. 😉 Make sure you do not plan the trip for yourself, though. If your man loves adventurous trips, but you love sitting on the beach, make sure you don’t choose a beach trip! Keep in mind that this is for him, not you!
2. Give him a day of rest
Everyone needs a day of rest! A great idea for this is to call out of work for him without letting him know, if possible. Turn off his morning wake up alarm and let him sleep in! Start the morning with breakfast in bed, then let him do his favorite things throughout the day – you can let him run the show! Make sure not to let him lift a finger, though! If there is a chore that needs to be done, do it for him. If you choose to do this, a perfect day would be a Friday or Monday. Friday is a great option because you would get his weekend off to a great start! Monday is also a great option because everyone dreads a Monday. Not getting up early, when you think you have to would be a fantastic start to the week! Rest is becoming a lost practice and the more we need it, the less it is actually happening and instead, we fill our calendars to keep ourselves busy..
3. Give him a gift that will last a lifetime
Giving a gift that will last a lifetime is as special as an item will get. When thinking of a gift, you want to make sure that it is high quality and from a reputable source. While there are many fantastic gift ideas that will last a lifetime out there, one of my favorite ideas is a sword from Swords of Northshire. Swords of Northshire offers Samurai Swords, Ninja Swords, Knives, Custom Swords and Accessories. They are a reputable source for swords for a few different reasons. First of all, they have fantastic reviews. If you check out their website, you will see for yourself. They also have wonderful customer service – they not only have a customer service telephone number, but you can also reach them through email and live chat, as well. On top of both of those reasons, they also hand forge their swords in the town of Longquan. Longquan is located in China in the Qinxi mountainous area. Longquan has over 2,600 years of sword making experience (it can be traced back to 770-476 BC), when the town was founded, making longquan swords are the most traditional ancient weapons of China. When purchasing a sword through Swords of Northshire, you know that your sword will go through the most tedious, perfected forging process in Longquan, ensuring that you receive the best product possible.
4. Give him something that he has wanted for a while
It seems like we are constantly going through life wanting something new, each day, so I am positive that you have heard your man point out something that he has been wanting. It could be something small, or something on the larger side, but as long as he wants it, you are good to go!
5. Have a fancy dinner
Food is one of my biggest passions, so you know that a fancy dinner is the way to my heart. Search for fancy recipes and make your own dinner at home, or take him out to a special restaurant in your area. If you make him dinner at home, set the mood by playing some light music, opening a bottle of wine and lighting some candles. If you go out to dinner, I am sure the restaurant will set the mood of romance for you!
No matter what you decide to do for the man in your life, if it comes from the heart, it is sure to be special. If you are still having a hard time deciding what to do after all of these tips, just take time to really think about what he needs and wants and you will get your answer! Don’t forget to check out Swords of Northshire if you think your guy could be interested in a sword or knife!
How to Use a Knife is a sharp-edged comedy sizzling with spicy banter and second chances! In the chaotic hustle and bustle of a Wall Street restaurant, Chef George gets a fresh start when he takes over this melting-pot-of-a-kitchen. Two rowdy Guatemalan line cooks, a wet-behind-the-ears busboy, and a reserved African dishwasher serve up drama nightly. But the heat really turns up when immigration sneaks in, looking for a wanted man. How to Use a Knife bursts with grinding suspense, crackling energy, and piercing surprises as secrets from the past come to a boil.
The title alone makes me very curious, but I am interested in what happens to this wanted man.
Tickets and More
How to Use a Knife runs May 19 through June 25 (Press Opening May 26) at the Horizon Theatre in Little Five Points/Inman Park. (1083 Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, corner of Euclid and Austin Avenues). Performances run Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8:30pm, and Sundays at 5:00pm, beginning May 19, 2017 and are currently scheduled to run through June 25, 2017. No Saturday matinee May 20 or June 3rd.
Tickets start as low as $25 (plus sales tax) and are on sale now. Prices change based on availability and demand, so buy early for the best prices! Three play subscriptions also available. Internet convenience fee added to all online orders. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating. Tickets and information are available at 404.584.7450 or www.horizontheatre.com.
For the last two years Horizon Theatre Company’s energetic hit musicals AVENUE Q and THE TOXIC AVENGER were huge successes when we played to sell-out crowds under the trees and stars in Piedmont Park. We are back for a third time! This time with our hilarious musical comedy NOBODY LOVES YOU!
The game of love is on! Tune into “Nobody Loves You,” the TV show-within-the-show that follows attractive singles pairing up to find love. When Jeff, a philosophy grad student, snags a spot on this reality dating show in trying to win back his ex, he finds himself breaking the rules to expose its “authenticity.” That is until he unexpectedly falls into an onset love connection with Jenny, an enticingly prickly producer. Along the way, we hit all the reality TV high points – tearful confessionals, the steamy Hot Tub Room, the Crush Ceremony, and explosive truths in the Minefield Tango. Take a behind-the-scenes ride through this hilarious musical comedy about the intimate and gut-wrenching quest for love while millions of viewers watch!
So come laugh and party with us in Piedmont Park this summer (in The Promenade area near the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Sage Parking Garage).
Bring your own picnic or purchase from onsite food trucks and concessions/bar. Audiences can bring their own food, water, and soft drinks – but no alcohol or glass. Wine, beer, water and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Grounds open for picnicking at 6pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.
Dates: June 14 – June 17, 2017
Days and Times: Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM.
Prices: FREE General Admission Tickets, $15* Reserved Seating Section Tickets (close to the stage), $35* Reserved Table Seating (close to the stage). *Plus sales tax/small service charge. All tickets available now. No refunds or exchanges. PURCHASE ONLINE ONLY.
Tickets and info: www.horizontheatre.com
Info only: 404-584-7450
MADE POSSIBLE BY THE LORIDANS FOUNDATION
(Press release courtesy of Horizon Theatre)
With Mother’s Day tomorrow, I wanted to share a few special internationally-inspired brunch recipes that I thought might be of interest timed to the holiday and beyond. Each exotic recipe below is complemented by Nando’s beloved PERi-PERi sauce. Those looking to add a spicy spring spin need to look no further than the flavorful Zucchini and Tomato Baked Eggs, Pineapple and Sweet Potato Kebabs or Cornflake Chicken! You still have time to purchase the sauce at Kroger, Publix and Walmart.
The South African/Portuguese sauce, beloved by Ed Sheeran, Drake, Bella Hadid and more, brings bold flavor and spice to any dish via its main ingredient, the African Birds Eye Chili, a unique pepper hailing from Mozambique. Also worth noting that according to Harvard, spicy foods may even help you live longer – making it the perfect ingredient for all mom’s out there who appreciate a little spice in their life!
Chicken, Pineapple & Sweet Potato Kebabs
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
4 Chicken breasts with skin on, each cut into 3
1 Pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks
2 Sweet potato, washed and cut into chunks
2 Yellow peppers, quartered
2 Red peppers, quartered
Bay leaves, to garnish
3 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Cup Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce
½ Cup coconut cream
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Skewer the chicken, pineapple, sweet potato, yellow peppers and onion onto a large skewer garnishing each end with a bay leaf.
2. Combine the olive oil, Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce and coconut cream in a mixing bowl. Coat the kebabs with the spicy marinade and place in the oven to roast for 45 minutes or until the sweet potato is cooked and golden brown.
Zucchini and Tomato Baked Eggs
Preparation Time: 8 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
1 Yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1 Zucchini, chopped into small chunks
½ Red pepper, cut into small chunks
14 oz. Canned tomatoes
2 Tbsp Oil
1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
1 oz. Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce
Pinch of salt
1. On medium-low heat combine the olive oil and cumin seeds in a deep, medium skillet and stir until fragrant.
2. Add the onions and a pinch of salt to the skillet and stir until they begin to brown, then stir in the zucchini and red pepper.
3. Pour the canned tomatoes over the top of the veggies so that it makes an even layer and swirl Nando’s PERi-PERi on top. Let simmer for 5 minutes
4. Crack the eggs into the skillet, ensuring enough space between them
5. Take skillet off heat and place under a hot grill until eggs are cooked, about 5 minutes
6. Top with fresh cilantro and serve with chunks of warm bread if desired
PERi-PERi Cornflake Chicken Strips
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 12-15 Minutes
2 Chicken breasts with skin off, each cut into 4 strips
1 bottle Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce
½ Cup plain flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
½ Cup crushed Cornflakes
1. Preheat oven to 425°F
2. Coat each strip of chicken in the flour mixture and dip in Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce before covering with the crushed cornflakes
3. Lay on a slightly greased pan and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes
4. Enjoy by dipping in more of your favorite Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce
PR release (picture and recipes) from Missions Media LTD.
I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
Go Organically Fruit Snacks are a brand of GMO-free fruit snacks available in three varieties, all of which are USDA-certified organic, made with real fruit purées and real fruit juices. These fruit snacks have 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and are a good source of Vitamins A and E. Go Organically® Fruit Snacks are also gluten-free, preservative-free and made with natural flavors and colors from natural sources. The three varieties available are Fruit Medley, Tropical, and Mixed Berry.
Snacks are a favorite in my household and the Fruit Medley fruit snacks, were the perfect substitute for my sweet tooth just less fattening:) Each box comes with eight individually wrapped snack pouches. To see where to get them for yourself, check here.
Right now, in time for Mother’s Day, Go Organically Fruit Snacks have a great sweepstakes that ends, May 14th, 2017 at 11:59pm, see details below:
What ways are you honoring your Mom this Mother’s Day?
I am an Atlanta Dining Out Ambassador, #affiliate and will receive a small commission with your purchase at no addition cost to you.
Now if you are anything like me and love #BOGO deals, live in the Metro Atlanta Area and love food then check this out. DiningOut Magazine has this great Atlanta Dining Out Passbook which gives you access to 2 for 1 entrees at over 60 restaurants in the Metro Atlanta area!
All you need to do is present the Atlanta Dining Out Passbook, that has the with coupons included, at participating restaurants and you will receive 2 for 1 entrees. My birthday is in less than two weeks and yes indeed, I have eyeballed a couple of places that I would like to visit and this is the perfect way.
Happy Birthday to Me. I love 2 for 1 deals.
The passbook usually retails for $99 but I have a great offer for all of you! Use the coupon code G4BMPass2017 to purchase the Atlanta Dining Out Passbook for only $35! The passbook is valid through November 30, 2017 and you must present the entire passbook (its a small paper booklet) at restaurants. You can USE THIS LINK to see the entire list of participating restaurants and to purchase your passbook now!
Some of the participating restaurants are:
Food 101, Freight Kitchen, Tierras Alto, Guaco Joes, Henry’s, Hook Line & Schooner, Hudson Grille, Ice Martini and Sushi Bar, Industry Tavern, Joe’s on Jupiter, Kouzina Christos, Loca Luna Restaurant and Bar, Lovie’s BBQ, McCray’s Tavern and many more.
And out of this list, I hope to visit at least 4. Hint Hint. How about you? What is your favorite restaurant in Atlanta?
Received this product free in exchange for my honest review.
A great new way to help learn Scripture as well as a great talking piece and way to share your faith with others is by wearing Scripture Tattoos. I was given an opportunity to receive a Verse Tattoo and Designer Pack (with several) free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
I do not have any tattoos (permanent ones) at the moment, and never really considered any until now. I would see others with all types of things that are important to them on themselves and some not so important, but I thought that was worth putting on my body even though it is temporary.
Faith not fear is the one I chose to best describe my life right now. There are a lot of things going on good and bad that I just have to chose to have faith and not fear.
I love that this was easy to apply and the instructions were 100% accurate. Place the tattoo face down on clean skin (no lotion), remove the protective layer, place a moist cloth on top of it for about 30 seconds, press down and then remove. Voila!!!
If you do not want to take your chances with the giveaway, use my coupon code (god4bandme) and obtain 20% off your order.
Have you ever tried a temporary tattoo? What was it?
I have received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
Exercise!!! Who needs some stinking exercise? Well we all need exercise, so there is no sense of running from it. The picture below is after I tackled Kennesaw Mountain and arrived back home safe and sound. Trust me, I was not smiling much while I was tackling the mountain and I may call you a bit strange if you do:)
As I mentioned above, I have received this special cap and I do mean special because it was able to successfully do something no other cap/hat has been able to do and that is be worn with my hair in it’s natural state. I have 4b naturally curly hair that just will not fit in a cap/hat no way no how until now.
Bad hairday? Throw a Spony on it! With the patent-pending Convertible Women’s Ballcap, you can wear it closed like a regular ballcap or open up the back to flaunt that updo. See how it works here: Spony In Action
Elevate your spring and summer style with a cap designed for comfort and convenience! Whatever the weather, the Spony Ballcap has got your back. If it gets warm, open up the back of the cap for ventilation or if there’s a chance of showers, close up the back for protection.
Inspired by an episode of Oprah, Spony was born from a dream to reinvent everyone’s favorite cap. After several variations, the original Spony was created. While first brought to the market internationally, Spony’s determination to be “Made in the USA” finally paid off in January of this year when they received their first American made product. Designed with the modern woman in mind, the comfort of the Spony makes it easy to convert your cap for any occasion!
Look at all that hair and it is holding. My hair did not stretch the cap at all or damage it or anything. All of my hair fit perfectly in the cap and it was comfortable. You do have to watch the velcro but that is not unique in hats that have velcro.
Strongly, I would say that Spony is the Perfect Baseball Cap for My Ponytails and it will be for yours too.