Thursday, December 11, 2014

It's HINTING Season! Is The Canon EOS Rebel T5i on your BEST BUY Wish List ?!

I know that it's on my #hintingseason list this year. I have a Canon Rebel myself and I love it with every ounce of my soul. I would love to upgrade my existing Canon. Now is the time. Wouldn't you love to save $150 on The Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy this holiday season? This offer is only valid 12/7/14-12/20/14.

 The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the top selling DSLR cameras to purchase for exceptional image quality. I love to post impressive photos on my blog, precision Digital Imaging is key for an ideal post. I appreciate the ease of advanced photography with a camera that displays incredible features, and the most ingenious visual interpretations.

The Canon EOS Rebel T5i
  • Captures full sophisticated high caliber full HD video
  • Exhibits a continuous auto focus while recording HD video
  • Features an 18.0 megapixel CMOS (semiconductor light sensor) and a DIGIC 5 (Digital Imaging Integrated Circuit) and is Canon's unique family of signal processing and control units for digital cameras/camcorders to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images
  • Has a 3" vari-angle touch screen that simplifies navigation 

It is imperative in this day and age to equip yourself with quality tools that will enhance your life and initiate your hobbies. I work hard to play even harder. I appreciate the cost-effective finer things in life, and The Canon Rebel EOS T5i is one of those things.

Visit BEST BUY right now to see what your family and friends have on their #hintingseason lists this year, and Don't forget to Join the Twitter Party on December 18th @ 7p.m. CST for your chance to win Best Buy gift cards and other tremendous prizes!

*I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are indeed my own.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mary J Blige-The London Sessions Album Review

I have been a dedicated Mary J  Blige fanatic since the days of her infamous albums:
  • What's the 411
  • My Life
  • Share My World
  • No More Drama
  • Mary
Reminiscing takes me back to the emotional dimensions I would visit in my mind, listening to stimulating ballads that frequently imitated my own unbalanced life.
Mary J. Blige, poised and fearless, takes us to another level with her explosive contemporary album-The London Sessions. UK's own Sam Smith, Disclosure and Emeli Sande are a few of the brilliant artists that conspired with Mary to create this innovative masterpiece.

I was excited to listen to this album with no interruptions-listed below are some of my personal favorites. The Mary on this album sounded revived and restored. The tone and beats proved more healing and therapeutic than on past albums. I found myself genuinely and attentively listening to the words of each song.. My mood improved, I felt pleased and truly captivated by this unique soulful/ UK-esque creation.
  • Therapy
  • Right Now
  • Long Hard Look
  • Worth my time

Mary J. known respectfully as the "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" modestly claims:
  •  Eight multi-platinum albums
  •  Nine Grammy Awards including 31 nominations
  •  A 2012 Golden Globe nomination
  •  Four American Music Awards
This album introduces an impressive concoction of hip-hop soul and ingenious artistic talent proving to the world, that Mary J. Blige has truly evolved. The London Sessions is an exceptional album with a release date of December 2nd on Capitol Records.

If you would like to pre-order The London Sessions, please follow the links below:

You may also visit the Official Mary J Blige website here:

**  I participated in the Mary J Blige The London Sessions album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

LG OLED found at Best Buy -A Spectacular Holiday Gift for the Entire Family!

~Welcome to the Holiday #Hinting Season~

What is the advantage of owning a LG OLED TV? Let me explain what having an OLED will mean for you:
  • You will own a state of the art LG OLED which means the design of this television is only 0.17 " wide at it's most narrow point
  • You will experience Superior picture quality with immeasurable contrast ranging from fiery whites to obsidian blacks
  • You will  revel in the 4 Color Pixel components which  execute intense, luminous hues for your viewing pleasure

The perks of Best Buy's LG OLED TV are endless:
  • Infinite Contrast- With fascinating self-lighting pixels switch on and off individually, offering the first infinite contrast ratio. Higher is better, and infinite has been impossible until now..

  • 4 Color Pixel- A white sub-pixel is added to the traditional colors (red, green and blue) enhancing and improving  the OLED pixel's ability to express more realistic colors. The 4 Color Pixel is LG's exclusive innovation for the next-generation OLED TV.

  • Pencil Thin- This incredibly thin OLED TV has a depth of only .017"(about the width of a pencil). The wafer thin architecture and ingenious components enable a simple featherweight design.

  • Curved Screen- Talk about upgrading your viewing pleasure. The unique screen is created so that your eyes are of equal distance from all parts of the screen while watching. Best Buy is offering this clever spin on technology, for a mere everyday price of $3499.99.

  • WebOS- The new WebOS  is a straightforward platform. The perceptive interface features an exclusive menu which incorporates all of your entertainment choices, organizes viewing history, what's on live TV, and what you may want to watch next, while the LG store is prepared to distribute current movies, TV shows and apps.

You can find out more about the captivating LG OLED TV here

Get your Holiday shop on, and participate in the upcoming holiday #Hinting Season!

LG  55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

*I (the reviewer) have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free*

I-X Center Christmas Connection (Cleveland Ohio) WIN 4 Tickets for this weekend! November 21-23rd

How would you like to attend the IX Center's Christmas Connection, taking place this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio?

Blaze a trail as you shop until you drop November 21-23 at the I-X Center!

You will enjoy:

  • More than 600 booths
  • 100 NEW vendors
  • Gift Wrapping
  • Shop-N-Drop- Which allows you to enjoy your day without carrying around your heavy purchases
  • Special SantaLand kid friendly shopping at the Sugar Plum Shoppe and letter drop off to Santa's mailbox
  • Christmas Carol singalongs with Mrs. Claus, the elves, and a few of their special friends

There are some fantastic new features to come and see for yourself at this year's show:
  • Christmas-Story-House
  • Monica Potter
  • Breakfast with Santa

Take a trip back to Cleveland Christmas past as you walk through the I-X Christmas Connection entryway, featuring the Sterling Lindner Davis Christmas Tree and iconic replica items from A Christmas Story House. Pose for photos with the infamous flagpole, leg lamp and firetruck.

Monica Potter, star of NBC's acclaimed drama series Parenthood, will be sharing her latest and most personal project at I-X Christmas Connection: Monica Potter Home. Monica Potter Home produces a line of home goods that are locally made by artisans and craftspeople in the Ohio Valley. Each season a new set of unique, high-quality, handcrafted items are made available and we are thrilled to kick off the winter collection at the show!

Breakfast with Santa presented by Schwebels ticket includes:Breakfast,General Admission to I-X Center Christmas Connection, a special gift from Santa, and plenty of photo opportunities!

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I-X Christmas Connection tickets are on-sale now. Purchase your General Admission or Breakfast with Santa presented by Schwebel's tickets online or buy discount tickets at any Ohio Discount Drug Mart. Discount Drug Mart is the Official Discount Drug Store Ticketing Retail Partner of I-X Christmas Connection.

*For helping to promote this event, I have been given 4 general admission tickets to attend and enjoy this event with my family, and 4 general admission tickets to give away on my blog.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy-Giveaway #2 Easy Entry!-WINNERS!!!

I really barely had the package open yet and immediately Mr. Parks grabbed the Purex Crystals Aromatherapy bottle and started sprinkling it into the load of wash that was crammed in the washer.. Hey! I said.. Wait a minute! Mr. Parks said.. Oh.. you probably need to take a picture for your blog huh? I said.. Did you even read the directions? I actually witnessed him reading the directions as he sprinkled the fragrant crystals into my stinky wash..
There are 3 amazing fragrances to choose from:

  •  Energy-A stimulating and powerful citrus explosion, sure to keep you motivated all day
  • Well Being- The amazing mood enhancer with the entrancing scent of fresh blossoms
  • Serenity- The mild scent of water lilies keeps you calm and tranquil all day

Here's what's left.. Mr. Parks washed..and washed..and washed.. I'm lucky..I'm very lucky, I'm not complaining at all!
The fragrance of the crystals was FANTASTIC, and I was able to get the stench out of some sour dish towels and a comforter that was in the linen closet for awhile.  I love any laundry product that can help to eliminate odors and smells amazing before and after my wash is complete. Mr. Parks requested that we buy the other fragrances with the coupons, but I insisted that I give them away! I am super excited to try the other aromatherapy filled scents, and look forward to the purchase in the future.
The Purex Brand provided me with "Energy" Purex Crystals Aromatherapy in exchange for a product review. All opinions expressed here are my own.
Purex Crystals Aromatherapy is the ultimate in laundry enhancers. Do you enjoy that fresher than fresh clean laundry scent? Do you love a laundry product that can eliminate odors and has its very own in-wash scent booster?

Look no further! You can win a FREE coupon giving you an opportunity to try a full-sized Purex Crystals Aromatherapy bottle for yourself!

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  A very innovative and creative woman named Marie Cavanaugh spent hours each Christmas, in her South Dakota farmhouse, making delectable chocolates and pecan rolls to give away as holiday gifts.

 Marie utilized her aunt's pecan roll recipe, adding her own extraordinary touch. This simple recipe launched Marie unknowingly into the art of making delicious, savory specialties. She was soon encouraged by friends and family to start her own business, and easily met the high demand for her sweet treats with the help of her husband George and five children.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

The IX Center Fabulous Food Show! Cleveland Ohio! Nov 14-16th ! -Amazing Event! Recap!

Check out Michael Symon's "Ode to Cleveland" here!

I was overly excited to attend the Fabulous Food Show at the I-X Center this past weekend! I was granted media credentials which made me feel extremely important and anxious to head into the event.

We honestly didn't know just where to head first, we decided we should purchase a few tickets for the food trucks, the International wine pavilion, beer pavilion, and spirits lounge.

The Orange Truk has some truly delicious cuisine the Lobster and Blue Crab balls were an amazing delectable treat..I wanted a bite of my husband's and when I turned around, the Blue Crab ball was GONE.. I can't remember exactly how many times we returned back to The Orange Truk, but it was worth every single savory bite!

The Manna Truck was a delicious addition to my Fabulous Food Show quest. I enjoyed the amazing lobster slider and Mr. Parks enjoyed the pulled pork slider.. Once again, I missed out on my chance to steal a quick taste of the pulled pork slider.. It was gone in record time!

I met Jonathon and he was so nice and informative, we talked and laughed and enjoyed ourselves at The Manna Truck. Very cool people indeed.

The Manna Truck has a great mission that they are extremely proud of and stand behind. Read it here!

Barrio tacos provided us with the most enjoyable tacos, I don't know if I can even explain to you how incredible they tasted, I think we returned a total of 3 times, and I am not ashamed.. I will have one of each please!

Can you see these tacos?

How 'bout now?

Ok... What about NOW?!

I was literally speechless and wasn't sure which one I liked better..The chicken, portobello or pork. So..So.. Good..

How Good? Eye-roll back good..

Mmm..Hmm..Oh yeah..

Just guess what was next? Another one of my favorite things.. The Wine Pavilion!

How could I not be excited when the display was this captivating..

What was this thought-provoking drink you ask? Well Viniq of course! You shake it to make it shimmer..

And it actually does just that. This Vodka Liqueur was worth every bit of it's shimmering inspiration. 

Yuengling -America's oldest brewery has a few contests going on, I searched for the Instagram contest after the show, but couldn't find where to enter.. Now you know how I love a good contest! You can enter to win this awesome Yuengling tailgate trailer for your own personal use. Yay! 

Did you say beer garden? Don't mind if we do!

Tickets galore..

Mr. Parks enjoying his brew.
Mrs. Parks enjoying her Moscato.

Did I tell you how much I was enjoying this Moscato?

This Elio Perrone was simply exquisite. it was the sweetest wine available at the event, and my very favorite!
We headed back for some mouthwatering eats to absorb some of our beer/wine pavilion visit.
I wanted to see what the Streat Mobile Bistro & Production Catering was all about. You know when the movies are produced right here in our beautiful city of Cleveland, Ohio? Yep! They do that..Notice they label themselves as a "production" catering establishment. I spoke with Izzy (Chief Chaos Fixer) per his business card, and decided on the jerk chicken slider..

My oh my.. This sure does look marvelous!

And it was.. every single bite.. Thanks Izzy! Hope to see you on the next movie set.. forgot to give him my card!

I thought the artistry at this booth was simply amazing..

There were many celebrity chef cooking shows/demonstrations taking place during the event, but we were too excited to stop for very long. 
We tried some of the Sauteed True North was so fresh and extremely tasty.

One more truck! I'm not even sure what Mr. Parks was so excited to devour.

Grassfed Cheese allowed me to sit on their "cow"ch to rest my feet for awhile.

Nothing like some media swag.. Thanks you so much! lots of goodies in here!
 Can't wait to try the: 
  • Pope's original recipe BBQ Sauce
  • Grinder's signature hot sauces
  • Baklava from Sweets from the heart
  • White Knot Designs-custom made coaster for wine glasses
  • Le Creuset Measure Magnet


*I was given a media pass/guest pass and two tickets to give away on my blog in return for promoting this event. All opinions here are my own.

**How would you like to head to one of the most amazing events coming to Cleveland, Ohio in November?

Are you interested in participating in an amazing culinary experience like no other?

Would you like the opportunity to win a pair of tickets for your very own to attend this event?

The I-X Center is proud to present the 9th annual Fabulous Food Show, November 14-16!

Stay tuned to the blog for further details on the giveaway!

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The I-X Center is proud to present the 9th annual Fabulous Food Show, November 14-16!

Appearing live, with 100 demos on six stages at the Fabulous Food Show presented by Giant Eagle Market District: Mark DeCarlo, Martie Duncan, Tyler Florence, Carla Hall, Ingrid Hoffman, Nadia G, Jason Roberts, Michael Symon, and more! 450 companies sampling & selling for the holidays, wine, beer and spirits tastings, food trucks and live music. New this year: Local Roots Artisan Pavilion, Healthy Living Pavilion presented by Vitamix, Block Party hosted by Michael Symon and Salsa Fiesta! with live music and a salsa dancing competition hosted by Ingrid Hoffmann. Don't miss the biggest culinary celebration in North America at the I-X Center! General Admission Tickets on sale now at Giant Eagle, Giant Eagle Market District, Discount Drug Mart and Also available, reserved chef seating and VIP experiences which allow you to get up close & personal with your favorite celebrity chefs!

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For more information, visit www.fabulousfoodshow.comMichael Symon's "Ode to Cleveland"