Believe Movie Review

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The movie takes place in a small Virginia town whose community is slowly dying. Matthew, is now the owner of a business now no longer making money and is forced to make personnel and salary cutbacks, which manages to anger the local union and the workers.

The town gets even more upset when he threatens to cancel the town’s annual Christmas celebration and soon thereafter all heck breaks lose..

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Believe Movie Review

In his effort to save jobs, Matthew toys with slicing some salaries, but that causes the union to call for a strike. Later, these representatives vandalize his property and even send some thugs to beat him to a pulp.

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Left for dead on the other side of the tracks, Matthew is cared for and nursed back to health by a young man named Clarence that manages to see the best in everything and at times it is a little annoying but kids tend to give people more chances than adults. You will see just that in this movie.

Clarence manages to change Matthews heart and at the same time just may change yours as well. It is certainly a feel good movie and great for around Christmas season.

Have you seen Believe?


Inman Park in Atlanta is the Place to Be

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This post is sponsored by Horizon Theatre, but all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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Hubby and I try to do something different every date night and this one was no different. We usually venture out somewhere and love doing it and Inman Park is one of our favorites areas of Atlanta to explore. I wanted to mention to you just in case you are thinking of stepping out to a different part of Atlanta, this is one place that should not be overlooked.

Inman Park is smack dab in what I would call the artisty district. Many opportunities to sitesee with all of the unique homes and businesses in the area not including people watching. If you love that alone this is one of the places to do that. There is no telling what you may see, from people with various forms of expression (dress, attitude, talent (singing and/or drawing on the street and more). Speaking of talent, one of the best places to see a great play that includes singing from very talented and unforgettable actors and actresses, including producers, set designers and more are found at the Horizon Theatre smack dab right in the middle of Inman Park.

Inman Park in Atlanta is the Place to Be

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Now through April 30th, the Horizon Theatre is featuring an Off Broadway Hit called Nobody Loves You. This is a musical comedy that takes place on the set of a reality TV dating show. It does make you wonder to what degree of manipulation after seeing the play some of the reality TV shows have in it.

Horizon Theatre is in Inman Park and Little Five Points and every single play that I have had the pleasure to attend manages to be better than the last. It has the perfect setup in the sense that it is intimate where you feel that the play is just being put on for you, but the actors, producers and all of the staff involved perform as if they are on Broadway. They are just that excellent.

The current play is Nobody Loves You which is about Jeff, a grad student in pursuit of winning his girlfriend back but ends up a contestant on a Reality TV show only to find that she is not one of the cast. He attempts to expose the show’s authenticity and low and behold he falls in love with Jenny, a producer on the show. There are lots of little surprises here and there so make sure to pay attention.

Tickets are $25 and the play with intermission is about 2 hours long, however if you get a little hungry or thirsty they have refreshments and light snacks available.

After the play if you are hungry feel free to enjoy a wonderful dinner in one of the great eats in the area, note this is not a list of all the great restaurants, but I wanted to focus on two, Cameli’s:

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One of my favorites from the first time going and I have not forgotten about it is Frontpage News: Even though I have mentioned this restaurant before, it is worth mentioning again..Great food, drinks and music

 

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Inman Park in Atlanta is the Place to Be

Cheers and here is hoping that you enjoy my recommendations for why Inman Park in Atlanta is the Place to Be so if you see me make sure to stop me and say hello. I am sure that I will see you at Horizon Theatre if nothing else for this play and many more.

Have you been to the Inman Park area? If so, what is your favorite aspect of the area?


Chemical Free Cleaning with e-cloth

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e-cloth is declaring 2017 as the year to Ditch the Chemicals! Study after study has proven the harmful effects of household cleaners and the time has come to rid this risk from your life. e-cloth is the worldwide leader in chemical-free cleaning. We’ve developed a cloth that cleans with just water.

I know. Just water? Who would have thunk it? I would not have until I actually put my hands on one of those magical cleaning cloths to use and it is true. All I did was wet the link-free General Purpose Cloth, wring out the water and then commenced to clean. Most of us grew up like I did using some form of cloth, spraying the area that needed to be cleaned with some form of cleaning solution and get to cleaning.

Chemical Free Cleaning with e-cloth

How to use:

Wet thoroughly and wring out all excess water. Fold into a pad and wipe.

Caring for the e-cloth:

A hot water rinse and that is all. Machine wash regularly in hot water and use a small amount of detergent (organic and non-toxic) and rinse well. Hang dry or tumble dry.

My take:

I cleaned the bathtub and it did work with just water. I was surprised due to the area that I was cleaning, however with a little elbow grease I was able to clean the bathtub. It appears that it will take the same amount of time to clean with or/ without a cleaning agent.

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To purchase your own: E-CLOTH – General Purpose Cloths – 4 Cloths

Follow e-cloth:

www.ecloth.com
www.facebook.com/eclothUSA
Twitter: @ecloth
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Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/eclothCleaning

So are you going to take part in the #ditchthechemical2017 campaign with e-cloth?


Bump It Off Cleaning Aid Review

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

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Bump It Off Cleaning Aid Review

(From manufacturer): Bump it Off is a reusable silicone sleeve designed to perform a variety of household tasks efficiently and effectively. Eco-friendly and versatile, this mighty tool features gentle bristles on one side and smooth bumps on the other enabling it to take on any house chore thrown its way. BUMP IT OFF fits comfortably in your hand in multiple positions, allowing you to concentrate scrubbing power in the palm of your hand or on your fingertips. The first product to receive four family choice awards in the same year, BUMP IT OFF is a household rockstar and makes the perfect addition to your house cleaning regimen.

There are 4 specific ways that this product can be used: Laundry, Kitchen, Pet and Body, however, I only tried it in 2 areas, laundry and kitchen.

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My Turn:

Like I mentioned before I used it in two areas:

Laundry: 

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I sprayed some of my favorite stain remover on my hubby’s shirt and instead of what I usually do which is scrubbing one side of the collar to the other to aid in loosing the stains. I decided to use the Bump It Off product and it does make addressing the collars easier and faster. 2 Thumbs up.

Kitchen: 

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I used the side with the smooth bumps to clean the pan and it worked well, however I did notice that if it was not on a flat surface that the product was not effective. It would be more effective if the sides had the smooth bumps or bristles so when you are addressing a non-flat surface Bump It off is still working. Definitely cannot clean the inside of a cup/glass. 1 Thumbs up and 1 Thumbs down

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Have you tried Bump It off before? What do you think about it? 


Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo 2017 ATLANTA

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Disclaimer: I am an official blogger for the 2017 Atlanta Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo and I have received complimentary passes in addition to discount codes and an affiliate link for #GFAFExpo tickets. Gluten-Free

 

Things are certainly looking up more and more for me. Why you ask? Well, I am going to be able to for the 2nd year in a row be one of the Official Blogger for one of Atlanta’s hottest events, Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo.

Last year I went and please click here ⇒ #GFAFExpo Recap of the event from last year and all of the great brands and information I came back home with and to this day some of the brands I am still using because they are that great.

Since having challenges with miscarriages, I have been on a quest to see if maybe just maybe my challenges were/are due to gluten and to be honest the results are still inconclusive. I actually found out after some testing that I am more allergic to some of my favorite foods, pineapples and eggs. Go figure. I can honestly tell you I feel better as a whole when not eating gluten and that alone is worth giving it up for good. It has not been easy since I love cake, but I am willing to attempt to change for the better. Who is with me?

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Details about the Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo 2017 Atlanta

Where is it: 

Cobb Galleria Centre–Exhibit Hall A
Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

When is it: 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 20th, 2017
10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 21st, 2017

 

What Can You Look Forward To:
Entry into the vendor fair with over 100 brands
Valuable coupons at the vendor booths
Samples from the vendors are considered to be gluten free.
Discounted products available for purchase
Informative classes related to the gluten free and allergen-friendly lifestyle
Free reusable bag to carry your goodies and you will receive many more

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5 Free tickets for 1 free Adult Single Day Pass by entering below:

Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo 2017 Atlanta Giveaway

 

 

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However if you do not want to take a chance with luck you can always get your tickets ahead of time and skip the line. You can even save money by getting your tickets ahead. From now up until April 19 you will receive an additional 30% off: Gimme Tickets Now or you wait until and between April 20th and my birthday, May 19th you will receive 20% offIs it too late tickets. See below the codes to use to get the discounts.Discount-Gluten-Free-Allergen-Friendly

30% off  w/ code EARLYBIRD (thru 4/19)
20% off w/ code ADVANCE (thru 5/19)

This is such as awesome event that you will want to stay connected and to do so please follow #GFAFExpo: 
Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo on Facebook
Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo on Twitter

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Have you been to a #GFAFExpo? What did you like the most about it?


How to stay Comfortable All Day with prAna

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I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), 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. The opinions posted are my own.

I never ever thought about sustainable clothing let alone knew what it meant until last year. After attending the Shiftcon conference last year where they featured brands who are ethically responsible, eco-wellness conference and so much more and saw that in the swag bags that there were some cool headbands included. Little did I know then that I would be able to work with the brand in this capacity and that brand was/is prAna and feel free to go here ⇒http://www.prana.com/about-us/sustainability.html to read more about their sustainability efforts.

After making my top 2 selections, I was pleasantly surprised at what I ended up with and how nice there really were in person. The brand makes clothing for every activity and adventure every day. The clothing is so soft and extremely comfortable that one can wear they literally in every capacity. They are comfortable and non-restricting that you can sleep in them. Strong enough that you can exercise and perform any outside or inside activity in them.

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I decided to dress the items up with a pair of wedges and some of my favorite jewelry pieces.

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To shop the look, please click on the item below and receive an additional 15% off (excluding sale items) by using MOMSG4B

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About prAna

prAna, an ancient Sanskrit word for breath, life, and vitality of the spirit, started out in 1992 making clothing that worked well for climbing and yoga. It turned out that the clothing worked well for lots of other passions too, so prAna added new products with “purpose” in mind and scoured the world for design inspiration. prAna creates versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day.

They also participate in business with like-minded folks who want to promote conservation and create positive change. Sustainable materials like organic cotton, hemp, and recycled poly along with Fair Trade, and Renewable Energy initiatives are just a few of the things that prAna supports.

prAna is so awesome that they are offering all of my readers a 15% discount off your entire order (excluding sale items) by using my unique discount code: MOMSG4B. So I invite you to visit their website: www.prana.com and take a look at what they have that you may like. For all of you yoga lovers they have mats and other accessories to meet your needs.

Have you tried prAna before? If so, what have you ordered and how well did you like it?


Atlanta is my home now

April 12, 2017 / Foodie, Main Menu, Product Reviews
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I am a proud transplant from Michigan, the “D” in particular and very proud of it, but have found a new love, Atlanta. There was a time in which you would be able to listen to me and tell that I was not from Atlanta, but not so much anymore. In fact, people say that also about my hubby which is awesome. Atlanta is a great place and I do not mind being associated with it.

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One of the things that I love from Michigan are the great professional sports teams that they have there and the great inexpensive food choices. I found after moving here that I am not missing out on either one by moving here. There are great professional sports teams in Atlanta, like the Falcons which were in the Superbowl, the Hawks who are currently in the championship and the Braves that will start their season this week in their new stadium.

Speaking of great food choices, Church’s Chicken, has been one of my staples and I was happy as can be when I saw that I can get the same great tasting okra in Atlanta as I did back in Detroit. Almost everytime and I mean everytime I go to Church’s I have to have okra. It is a no brainer.

Being from out of state like I mentioned, it was good to see that this company is involved right in the community in which they have their businesses. Check out below how much Church’s stays true to its roots in Atlanta.

Take advantage of the Church’s meal deals going on now:

Atlanta Meal Deal: 8pc Shrimp and 5 hush Puppy Bites at $3.99
Atlanta Meal Deal: 2pc Fish and 5 hush puppy bites at $3.79

 

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Yes, my meal from Church’s Chicken today included okra (of course), daily 2 piece special and I snuck in some Hush Puppy Bites all of which satisfied me and left me full. I had to sneak in a box of chicken strips too for my dinner which I will be putting on my bed of salad fixings to make my salad a more hardier meal.

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Again when you get a chance check out what Church’s Chicken is doing for our community, because #ChurchslovesAtlanta just as much as we love them.

 


Benecos: Pure and Organic Makeup

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Benecos: Pure and Organic Makeup

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I like surprises the most when I get to surprise others, so I jumped at the chance to surprise my hubby at work this past Friday. His office was having a surprise departure get together for him and part of the surprise was for me to show up. Not only did I show up, but I showed up quite differently than I left the house in the morning and he had no clue.

To help me with this, I enlisted the help of Benecos: Pure and Organic Makeup brand to help me get dolled up. Ever since I have attended Shiftcon, I have been on a quest for making more natural, organic and clean choices with food and in addition household products as well. Prior to today, I only knew about one brand that I met at a conference not to long ago, however, I recently was introduced to Benecos and received the following for free in exchange for my honest review.

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Benecos is a company from Germany, created by Uli Jacob, founder of True Natural.  Not only are the products they recommend free from harmful ingredients like phthalates, or dangerous synthetics – they even offer full ingredient disclosure on their website to ensure every product is safe for you, your family, and the environment.

I was happy at the result of the natural Watermelon lipstick and the Choco Cookie natural eyeshadow and so was hubby. He could not keep his eyes off of me and for that I have to thank the brand for that as well as producing products that are not harmful to me. Next up: the benecos Happy Nails – Nail Polish: Cherry Red and once I try this out I will come back and let you know whether it is a keeper or not.
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The Brand wants to share that the products featured by True Natural use only safe natural ingredients — never any petrochemicals, synthetic preservatives, colors or fragrances⇒. We offer full ingredient disclosure to the international standards (INCI), and ingredients are Certified Organic and Vegan wherever possible. All products are cruelty-free.

All Benecos items are GMO, Soy, Gluten AND Cruelty-Free! Shop the brand ⇒ True Natural

Have you ever used the Benecos/True Natural brand?

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The Big Ketch Entices Guests w/The Big Easy Now Through April 30

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 (Press Release courtesy of Melissa Libby & Associates)

THE BIG KETCH ENTICES GUESTS WITH THE BIG EASY NOW THROUGH APRIL 30

A taste of New Orleans on the menu in Buckhead and Roswell

 

WHAT:

The kitchen krewe at The Big Ketch is bringing the soul of the Southern coast to Atlanta with a special New Orleans-themed menu available now through April 30. This special menu features the following:

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Available all day:

  • Crawfish Bites – flash-fried crawfish tails with Lowcountry aioli ($8.95)
  • Gator Bites – marinated gator tail bites flash-fried and served with New Orleans barbecue sauce ($8.95)

Lunch features:

  • Fried Crawfish Po’ Boy – shredded lettuce, tomato and Lowcountry aioli ($14.95)
  • Gator Tail Po’ Boy – shredded lettuce, tomato, rémoulade and a drizzle of New Orleans barbecue sauce ($13.95)

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Dinner features:

  • New Orleans BBQ Shrimp – blackened shrimp over smashed tomatoes with grilled green beans and Worcestershire-spiked creole garlic butter sauce ($21.99)
  • Seafood Gumbo – blackened shrimp and crawfish tails served over a creole seafood gumbo with seasoned rice and flash-fried okra ($22.95)

WHEN:                                

Now through April 30, 2017

WHERE:

The Big Ketch in Buckhead

3279 Roswell Road

Atlanta, GA 30305

404-474-9508

 

The Big Ketch on Canton Street

1105 Canton Street

Roswell, GA 30075

770-993-5749

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About The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill

Who doesn’t love a day at the beach? That’s the spirit behind The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill – fresh, casual seafood, prepared with a gourmet touch. Atlanta’s local beach house first opened its doors in Buckhead in 2010, followed by a second Roswell location in 2015. Known for sourcing the highest quality seafood and offering friendly service in a relaxing atmosphere, The Big Ketch is the perfect place to dine with friends and family any day of the week! For more information, visit thebigketch.com.


Summer’s Hottest Fashion Trends

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Staying cool and being on trend during the Summer is all about looking great and feeling comfortable and confident. Pack up those sweaters and scarves. Box up your boots and break out your strappy sandals, shorts, and bathing suits. We are talking about all the latest in Summer fashion trends so you can have the confidence to strut to any poolside barbecue knowing you look great and you are rocking the latest trends. These trends are inspired by Hollywood red carpet looks, fashion magazines, and trendsetters with a keen eye for glam and gorgeous.

Show Some Skin

Summer naturally means it is time to show off a little skin and this Summer is no exception. Crop tops and cut outs are all the rage this year. Little peekaboo details in dresses and shirts show just enough skin to give off a sexy, daring vibe. Backless dresses are a trend with a surprise twist sure to turn heads.

Pom Poms

This trend blossomed last year, but it is in full bloom for Summer 2017. Pom poms are on everything from handbags and babydoll tops to sandals and even jewelry. Colored pom pom puff balls add a detail element to apparel and accessories which create a festive Summer vibe.

The Cold Shoulder

One way fashionistas are staying cool this Summer is with off the shoulder tops and dresses. They are must haves for trendsetters in this Summer. Strapless, single shoulder, cold shoulder, or even an off the shoulder with sleeves, any variety of shoulder detail accentuates the look of a hot summer dress or flowy top. The details are all in the embellished neckline and exposing your gorgeous shoulders.  

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Ankle bracelets

Your ankles have been jealous of all the love you have been showing your wrists, ears, and neck. They want to be adored with the latest jewelry trends too. Good thing this Summer the ankle bracelet is making its comeback. So flex your foot and strap on a pretty little bracelet, your ankles will be grateful you did, and your friends will all be jealous of your great style.

Block heels

Step out this Summer in the latest of the revived 90’s trends. First, it was the choker, and now it is the block heel. Summon those retro feelings and slip your pretty pedicured feet into a shoe with a big chunky heel. Dress shoes, sandals and more casual footwear will all be donning a chunky block heel this year.

Blush is Back

Over the past several years we have heard a lot about contouring, bronzers, and highlighters, and while those are still hot in the beauty department, this year it is all about the blush. Blush is no longer taking a backseat to all the other beauty products in your bag. According to Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, “Whether applied with a heavy-hand and a nod to disco or subtly blended from cheek to temple blush was meant to be seen on the spring runways.”

No matter what fashion trend you channel this Summer, make sure to embrace your personal style. Let the world be your runway and show off your sense of confidence. When you own a unique look, you share a point of view with the world. If you are looking for a place to flaunt all the latest fashions, why not head to the pool. An ideal location for pom pom sandals, ankle bracelets, and off the shoulder coverups and bathing suits, the pool is this Summer’s number one accessory.

Better, yet why not head to a pool in your backyard? If you have ever considered owning an above ground pool, now is the time to jump in head first. Rec Warehouse is the Southeast’s largest seller of above ground pools, hot tubs, spas, and saunas and they are located right here in Atlanta. With three convenient showrooms in Kennesaw, Jonesboro, and Norcross, Rec Warehouse has a professional staff ready to help provide you with the assistance needed to install the crystal clear blue waters of your dreams.

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The President of Rec Warehouse, David Doebler, has been in the pool business almost since he was born. He learned the ropes from his father and uncle who started the business in the 1970’s and since has successfully lead Rec Warehouse to sell over 250,000 above ground pools. With his expertise and your personal style, you are bound to create a space for the ultimate Summer getaway – relaxation, entertainment, and cool Summer fun.

Show off all the latest trends in fashion and entertainment when you invite your friends and family over for afternoons in your backyard oasis.