Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Chasing 120

 A highly successful but unscrupulous health mogul promises his followers 120 years of robust life if they stick to his "Bible-based" regimen and buy his products. Through his vast Wellness 120 empire, based in the Portland, Oregon area, the charming and charismatic Dr. Tyler Belknap has amassed a cult-like following of people who are working to achieve 12 decades of life. In nationwide infomercials and books, the fast-talking Texas adman-turned-preacher targets Christian consumers with Biblical-sounding promises of health and longevity. Many of his followers seem to enjoy improved health. But others suffer serious side effects from foods and supplements laced with exotic substances and GMOs developed in Belknap's secret underground research facility in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Belknap and his cronies will stop at nothing to keep their edge in the market, bribing politicians and officials, coercing suppliers, sweeping dissatisfied customers under the carpet and crushing whistle blowers. In the midst of this culture of false promises and religious-sounding fakery, Belknap's creative director Dave Whitman and his wife Marcia have enjoyed a comfortable life. Suddenly they find themselves at the center of a huge crisis when their teenage son suffers severe brain damage from one of Belknap's psychoactive substance-laced foods. They must come to grips with the fact that the captivating and persuasive leader they have admired for decades is a crook-and that justice does not always happen in this world. Yet in spite of all that, they learn that life goes on and thrives-even though houses of cards in which we sometimes misplace our faith may fall around us

Review: I really enjoyed this book. The premise was interesting due to the focus we all seem to have on staying young and living longer. I loved how the characters were written. They are believable and they are super relate able. The way each of them has been drawn in over time. How hard it is for them to believe what they are actually seeing. And then the end when it all starts to unravel.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Let There Be COFFEE!

 Today is National Coffee Day. I thought I would give you all some ideas as to haw to get your coffee on in a spectacular, worth of a holiday kind of way.

Morning Coffee-

How about making a Copy Cat Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. I mean it is all fan you should be fabulous in your torn tee shirt and messy hair. Right?
I "borrowed" this from  http://cincyshopper.com

1 1/2 cup Water
1 1/2 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Pumpkin Puree
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Cloves

Sunday, September 28, 2014

$100 Paypal and Book Giveaway

Real Army of Moms is so happy to be swinging into fall that we want to celebrate with a giveaway!

Carole P. Roman is starting the Fall season off right with two brand new books, 
If You Were Me and Lived In Greece and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis.

"Captain No Beard and his crew of loyal pirates heave anchor for another adventure, this time in the icy waters of the Arctic. Captain No Beard's steering a course due north, sailing by the light of the North Star. Everyone on the crew wonders what the captain's up to, especially as he gets embarrassed when they ask. When the captain finally admits his plan, the crew discovers he plans to steal the aurora

Friday, September 26, 2014

Dove Foundation Sharing Family Friendly Films

The Dove Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to family-

friendly entertainment, has partnered with YEKRA, a versatile digital film

distribution platform,to launch The DOVE THEATER, using YEKRA’s custom digital theater platform. 

DOVE now offers a curated collection of films suitable for family audiences.

The DOVE THEATER, comprised only of films marked with DOVE’s highly-

respected Seal of Approval,launches with recent hits and fan favorites such as

Dolphin Tale, Happy Feet, Where the Wild Things Are,and Gone with the Wind.

This partnership between The Dove Foundation and YEKRA provides a destination for the millions of families that rely onThe Dove Foundation’s rating system to access family-friendly and safe content. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

How To Create An Incredible Outfit On A Budget

5311892719_d0885fa7cd_z.jpgWhen you're a mother, the most important thing is your children and their welfare. That means that you could end up spending all your income on your little ones, leaving little cash to treat yourself. Just because you have children, that doesn't mean that you can't be fashionable. Creating stunning and stylish outfits is easy with a little know-how. Taking the time to treat yourself to a new look is vital to your well-being. Sometimes mothers lose their identity. They are too wrapped up in being parents that they forget that they are people too. If cash is tight, but you still want to look great, it is possible. Here

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

You Are So Full of...Shrimp

 Agent Daddy's Birthday was last week so we decided to go to Red Lobster for his Birthday Dinner. He loves seafood and can really put it away. With Red Lobster doing their Shrimp Fest all you can eat shrimp I thought this was a perfect match.

 Agent Daddy was convinced that there was a catch on the number of shrimp you could "really" have so he ordered the Shrimp Cocktail as an appetizer.

Amazing Gifts to Give the Kids This Christmas

Kids have it all. It seems that last Christmas has only just gone, and we are preparing for it all over again. The kid’s toys have finally been given a permanent home, now you have to make room for a new wave of gifts! Despite all of this, it’s always nice to see the joy on their faces on Christmas morning. Of course, buying presents for the child that has it all can be daunting. What else can you get them that they don’t already have?

If you are feeling festive and you want to adopt your Saint Nick guise, there are some great presents you can bestow to your kids this year. Be inspired by this guide.

1.    Razor Electric Scooter

If you are keen for your kids to get a little more exercise and fresh air, the Razor Electric Scooter is the way to do this. A motorized scooter is an excellent way to ensure that they are getting outside and away from the television. This is a neat gift that your kids are sure to love. They are well built and well designed. What is more, they can be a little speedy too. This may not be the ideal gift for younger kids, but older kids are sure to love this nifty scooter. It comes in a wide range of colors, so that girls and boys can enjoy the Razor Electric Scooter.

2.    My Walking Pup

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

You Can Have Me All to Yourself

TidBitts “Direct-to-Fan” Platform Launches
The Next Evolution In Online Publishing
Authors, celebrities & experts offer curated, exclusive, ad-free and “bite-sized” content for only 99¢/month
Many bloggers like my self blog out of love for writing. Over time our family starts asking " Are you ever going to make any money?" Well the answer now is "Yes!" I can still creat creat content on my blog, while creating special bitesized humor for my fans who subscribe.

Just to give you a taste the first month is on me. 

There are many Authors,Celebrities, and bloggers who are excited to be able to create special exclusive content for their fans. Here is what just a few of my Tidbitts family are saying.

Dazzling Darkness

Book Description

April 25, 2013
A secret lies buried beneath the haunting statuary in Old Willow Cemetery. In Concord, Massachusetts, the surrounding woods are alive with the spirits of transcendentalists Emerson, Thoreau, and Alcott. Elias Hatch, the cemetery keeper, is the last of modern-day transcendentalists. Does he know the secret power buried in Old Willow Cemetery? Would he reveal it?

Next door to this cemetery is a lovely gabled house. When the Brooke family moves in, the secret of Old Willow strikes.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Guinness World Records® Celebrates 60 Years with the 60 Years/60 Words Challenge!

For the past 60 years, Guinness World Records has inspired millions of people to achieve record-breaking feats. To celebrate these amazing feats, Guinness World Records is launching the 60 Years/60 Words Challenge on September 8, 2014.

Kids 7–12 can enter this national competition by selecting their favorite GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record and telling about it in EXACTLY 60 words! The entries can be poems, raps, videos, posters and/or short essays, but they each must include PRECISELY 60 words! The competition winner will earn a $500 scholarship, a copy of the  Guinness World Records  2015 book, their photo in the 2016 book, and a $500 grant for his/her school. 10 semifinalists will win a copy of the  Guinness World Records 2015 book. Kids can enter online or by mail at www.60words.guinnessworldrecords.com. Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, and representation of the record. The competition ends December 1, 2014.

Educators, youth groups, and parents can also access fun English Language Arts activities on the website under the Parents and Educators/Youth Groups buttons. These activities get kids’ creative juices flowing!

"The competition is a fun way to celebrate 60 years of record-breaking achievements," said Stuart Claxton, Marketing Director for Guinness World Records. "I am looking forward to seeing some of these kids break their own records in the future."

About Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records (www.guinnessworldrecords.com) is the global authority on record-breaking achievements. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book has become one of the biggest-selling copyright titles of all time, selling 120 million copies to date in 22 languages and in more than 100 countries. The internationally renowned brand is now also available across a number of platforms—GWR's global television shows are watched by 250 million viewers annually; digital media and online record-processing services attract more than 50 million visitors a year; and the live events team annually entertains and inspires 1.5 million people around the world. GWR receives more than 1,000 applications each week and has a specialized team of multi-language record managers and adjudicators who travel the globe to verify official record attempts. GWR also has a commercial division (Guinness World Records Corporate) that offers accessible record-breaking business solutions to other organizations and brands.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

New York Fashion Week and High Heels

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International Auto Show Comes to Orange County



October 2-5, 2014

50th Anniversary Auto Show to Feature New Models, Ultra High-
End Exotics, Classic Cars,Test Drives and More ANAHEIM, Calif.

Model Orange County International Auto Show rolls into the Anaheim
Convention Center with more than 500 new model vehicles commencing on
Thursday, October 2 and running through Sunday,October 5.

The convention center will be filled with all the auto industry has to offer, including exotics, alternative fuel vehicles, celebrity rides, classic cars, hot rods, tricked-out tuners, more than 100 test drives, kids activities and more.

There is something for everyone to check out at the OC International Auto Show! This big event kicks-off the 2015-model auto show season, offering
consumers the chance to compare hundreds of new models side by side from more than 35 manufacturers, all under one roof.

Attendees can sit in the driver’s seats, inspect engines, kick tires, count cup holders, check trunk space, test drive vehicles and take in that new car smell.
Dozens of new models will turn heads on the show floor including the 2015
BMW i8, Dodge Charger Hellcat, Chevrolet Camaro Z28, Cadillac ELR (electric), Jeep Renegade, all-new Honda CR-V,Toyota FCV(fuel cell), Mercedes-Benz B-Class (electric),all-new Nissan Murano, Ford F-150, Hyundai Tucson FC (fuel cell) and more. Additionally, the Kia GT4 Stinger
Concept, 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang and the Mazda 25th Anniversary MX-5 Miata are sure to steal the show.

“This year’s auto show is about celebrating Southern California’s longtime love affair with cars,as the Orange County International Auto Show celebrates 50 years of showing the vehicles of the future,” said Orange County Automobile Dealers Association Executive Director John Sackrison.
“From classic cars to all-new vehicles that have yet to hit dealer showrooms,
this year’s 50th anniversary OC International Auto Show is sure to excite
everyone from extreme car aficionados to everyday drivers .”

After checking out their favorite new models in the displays , licensed drivers are invited to get behind the wheel and test drive more than 100 new model vehicles from 15 manufacturers including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler,
Dodge, FIAT, Ford, GMC, Jeep ®, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Ram, Scion, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Test drives and ride along opportunities will take place both inside and outside the convention center.

Back by popular demand,Camp Jeep® Anaheim returns to the OC International Auto Show. Professional 4x4 drivers will take passengers through an exciting off-road test track, inside the convention center.
The Jeep® test track will thrill passengers with logs, stumps, angled
drive-overs and a climb up a 35-degree Jeep® Mountain to demonstrate the
Jeep’s traction capabilities!

Children are invited to test drive a mini-Power Jeep® and enjoy a 25’ rock climbing wall.

And just because I love all my Motor Heads, I am giving away 5 Sets of two tickets to the Show.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Dark Harbor Discount Tickets

 Have you gotten your tickets for Dark Harbor Yet? You know the Vodoo Priestess is waiting for you. Well I have a discount code for you to get you your tickets for $14. Yep that is right, $14 for select nights. That is $10 off the regular price. See how hard I work for you?

Just Click here to got to the Queen Mary website and order. 

$14 Tickets (pricing expires 9/30)
Valid for Dates: Oct. 2, 3, 9 & 10

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Sip Long Beach

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Sip LBC, Long Beach Wine, Beer & Spirits, a week long event taking place September 21-27 and celebrating the city’s cocktail scene.  Residents and visitors will be shaken and stirred as they explore the city’s dining and cocktail scene.  Many participating venues will offer an array of enticing specials, including…
·        Special “562” cocktails for $5.62
·        Food and drink pairings for $18.88 (an homage to the year Long Beach was founded)
·        All-night happy hour
·        Scotch and whiskey tastings
·        Martini flights
·        Cocktail demonstrations
·        Yappy Hour for pets and their two-legged  companions

 Win A $250 gift Card
  “Picture Yourself in a Long Beach Yellow Cab”  Facebook Photo Contest.  Snap a picture inside or in front of any Long Beach Yellow Cab, post it to Facebook and other social media outlets using #SipLBC, and be entered to win a $250 gift card from Gelson’s Market. 

Participating venues include…
·        Fuego at Hotel Maya
·        Five O’Clock Wine Bar
·         The Sky Room and Up Lounge
·        District Wine
·        Auld Dubliner
·        Roxanne’s Lounge
·         Bo-beau Rooftap Bar
·        The Stave
·        Brix at the Shore
·        The Federal Bar
·        Iguana Kelley’s
·        Sababa Restaurant & Lounge
·        CafĂ© Sevilla
·        Gaucho Grill
·        Alegria Cocina Latina
·        Agave Kitchen + Tequila
·        Sip Lounge @ The Renaissance Hotel
·        James Republic
·        Bay Street Lounge @ Hyatt The Pike
·        Restrauation on 4th
·        EJ Malloy’s Bixby Knolls
·        L’Opera Ristorante
·        Dogz Bar & Grill
·        Russo’s Ristorante

Sip LBC sponsors include Celebrity Cruises, Southern Wine & Spirits, Long Beach Register, Los Angeles Register, Gazette Newspapers, OC Weekly, Greer’s OC, Kiwi Wine Distributors, Absinthe One, Snova Vodka, Diabolo Beverages and Melissa’s Produce with more signing on each day.  Long Beach Yellow Cab and Taxi Magic, which serves Greater Los Angeles, have signed on as the premiere transportation sponsors and are encouraging all participants to Sip Responsibly by offering $15 off the first ride with special Sip LBC code SipLBC2014

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