7/29/14

Stubb's Legendary Bar-B-Q Freezer Meals - Review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Since 1968, Stubb's Legendary Bar-B-Q has been serving Texas some of the most delicious barbecue sauces, rubs and marinades. With their new heat-and-eat lines, Stubb's Bar-B-Q can now be enjoyed in the comfort of your home!
Found in the freezer aisle in select stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas and Missouri, these delicious meats can be warmed up in the microwave in less than ten minutes. Each smokehouse meat even comes with a packet of Stubb's Bar-B-Q Sauce enclosed. We tried out the Chopped Beef, the Pulled Pork, and the Spicy Smoked Sausage with Four Peppers and Cheddar Cheese.
All three meats are delicious, high quality products! Our favorite, by far, is the Spicy Smoked Sausage. It's an affordable way to enjoy Stubb's at home. We also picked up two bottles of Stubb's Bar-B-Q sauce (Original and Smoky Mesquite) and have been adding the sauce to everything from shredded chicken to scrambled eggs. Stubb's also offers several side dishes in the freezer section.
Check out all of the delicious Stubb's products at www.stubbsbbq.com!

Pep Boys New Apparel Line - Review #fashion

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Now your favorite guy (or gal) can grab all their favorite car brand gear at Pep Boys stores nationwide! This new line of apparel and accessories includes caps, belts, tshirts for kids and adults, zip hoodies, pullovers, Mechanic’s shirts, jams, pants, jackets and performance polo shirts.
In addition they are offering key chains, wallets and cell phone cases. I received one of their Ford Motor Co. caps, a Corvette seatbelt-style belt, and a Mustang tshirt and they are very high quality products. Ranging in price from just $9 to $20, these new items will easily fit into your clothing budget.
The Ford Motor Co. cap is a mesh cap, allowing for great air circulation on even the hottest days in the garage. The screen-printed logo on the front will last through many years of wear and the adjustable plastic strap on the back means it will fit all sizes.
The Corvette seatbelt-style belt is really unique. It closes just like a seatbelt and is also adjustable. All the new products are marked "official licensed product" so you can be assured you are getting the real thing and not some cheap knock-off product.
The Ford Mustang tshirt is really sharp, especially because of the classic Mustangs printed on the back of the tshirt. I've always dreamed of owning a classic Mustang, but this tshirt is probably the closest I will ever come to owning one! The line includes familiar brands such as Mopar, Mustang, Camaro, Ford, Chevy, Corvette, Charger, Cobra, Ram, Firebird, Challenger, Honda, and Shelby.
Be the first to grab the new gear at your local Pep Boys store or order yours online at www.pepboys.com. They offer FREE shipping for orders over $75, and right now you can also save 25% on online orders over $100, so don't delay!

7/28/14

Russo's New York Pizzeria, Pflugerville TX - Review #dining #travel

Disclosure: I was provided dinner at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Tucked into the Stone Hill Town Center in Pflugerville, Texas, you'll find Russo's New York Pizzeria. Don't let the name fool you though because they serve a lot more than just pizza! My husband and I ate at Russo's last week and met with Brad Davis, the managing partner, and his handsome young son.
Walking into Russo's, the first thing we noticed was the incredible pies in the pie case near the door. We were greeted by the smiling faces of the hostess and seated by Brad's son, who often helps out his dad around the restaurant.
Our friendly waiter, Drew, delivered absolutely delicious bread and seasoned oil, along with a menu that contained quite a few pages in a spiral booklet. He jokingly called it an encyclopedia because of the number of meals they have to offer. From pizza to pasta and everything in between, it took us a while to decide what to eat!
For our appetizer, we dined on the Roasted Prosciutto. It's a buffalo mozzarella that is wrapped in thinly sliced ham, battered and fried,  then served with a marinara sauce. It's incredibly delicious. Russo's offers a wide variety of appetizers, soups, and salads, along with their many meals and mouthwatering desserts.
We finally settled on a New York Village Pizza, mostly because it contained the toppings we usually like to eat on pizza - pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, black olives, bell peppers, Canadian bacon, hamburger and mozzarella cheese. I am a true pizza addict, but we've never had a pizza like this!
It's absolutely delicious, all the way down to the last bite of the crust. The toppings are all fresh, and the scrumptious crust is seasoned. It's not an overly thick crust that is made to be a filler, but rather it's both soft and crispy, and just enough to contain the mountain of toppings. It's baked to perfection in a brick oven. My husband, who rarely eats more than two pieces of pizza, actually ate four pieces.
Although we told ourselves to save room for dessert, somehow our tastebuds had other ideas. However, we ordered dessert anyway, deciding it was well worth feeling too full later. I ordered the Chocolate Italian Cream Cake and my husband ordered the Italian Cannoli -- both were amazing! He managed to finish his dessert, but I had to ask for a take home box. I stowed away 1/2 my cake, the last piece of pizza, the lettuce and tomatoes from the appetizer, and the leftover bread for lunch the next day (and it was delicious then too).
I can't wait to go back again. Since they offer about 15 different pizzas, plus a build-your-own pizza menu, we definitely must try some more combinations. Russo's even offers a gluten-free menu. I can't wait to try their pastas and calzones. Honestly, I'd have to say that Russo's is my new favorite restaurant! It's a great place for families and they offer a kids' menu too. Their service is fast and friendly. Be sure to ask for Drew -- he's a fabulous waiter!
Visit Russo's at 18816 Limestone Commercial Dr, #500 Pflugerville, TX, 78660
Give them a call at 512-252-7444
Check out their menu and find a Russo's near you at:
www.nypizzeria.com
You can even order online!

Clearly Filtered Clean Water Pitcher - Review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Water is the best thing for your body. My kids will tell you that whenever they complained about a headache, a stomach ache, or even muscle ache, I would tell them to drink more water. Water is good for your skin, your hair, your organs, and everything else about you!
Having water on hand that is PURE is very important too and I love the new Clearly Filtered Clean Water Pitcher! It's so easy to use - just fill with water and let it drain through the filter. Put the pitcher in your refrigerator so that it's always nice and cold. The shape of the pitcher makes it easy to pour and easy to store.
The Clean Water Pitcher comes with a handy tool to help you change the filter, after about 300 fillings. This pitcher features a patented anti-flouride technology and is made from 100% BPA free, non-leaching Tritan plastic. The water not only tastes good, it's good for you!
Get your Clearly Filtered Clean Water Pitcher at
and keep yourself hydrated the delicious, healthy way!

Modere Repairing Hair Mask - Review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Modere creates excellent quality products that are safe for the environment and inspired by nature. Their collection of products includes personal care products, household care products, and health and wellness products, and each is designed to exceed your expectations. For more than 25 years, they have been providing customers with an experience that is both modern and artistic.

 For the past few weeks, I've been using the Modere Repairing Hair Mask. My hair is very thick and curly, and tends to frizz terribly in hot, humid climates. I've called Texas home for over 20 years and it seems my hair gets frizzier every year. It may have something to do with aging as well, but I'm always on the lookout for products that will improve my hair. The Repairing Hair Mask is a rich, creamy, hydrating treatment and I've been using it after shampooing. It is similar to a conditioner, but much thicker and I leave it on for five minutes before rinsing. It has a light scent to it and makes my hair feel so soft. It's helped a lot in controlling the frizziness in my hair, especially on very humid days. I really like it! Modere's hair care product line also includes shampoo, conditioner, and hair serum, so you're sure to find what your hair needs too.
Modere offers a personalized customer experience, free shipping, unmatched rewards, and fun incentives for shopping with their company. They are all about safe, affordable, well-designed products that will enhance your life and your home. Visit www.modere.com and use promo code 881393 to receive up to $25 off your first order!
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7/25/14

OrnamenTrap for Pretty Pest Control - Review

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The flies have been unbearable this summer! It seems like every time I open a door, three more come into my house, bringing their nasty germs with them. The Rescue OrnamenTrap has rescued me with their Fly Trap and Yellowjacket Trap.
The OrnamenTrap is so easy to set up. It comes in three pieces - the pretty outer lantern design cylinder, the inner plastic pouch of powdered pest attractant with lid attached, and a simple twisty tie to attach it to any tree. It is a very pretty way to control pests!
We attached the twisty tie to the lid of the pouch and lifted the lid from its base to expose the fly attractant. We then screwed the lid onto the decorative base. The lid has grooves in it that allow water to be poured in to mix with the powder. That's the same spot where the flies go in and don't come out.
Once the water is mixed with the powder, it dissolves and the OrnamenTrap is ready to hang in a tree. It's recommended to hang it about 20 feet from the door of a structure. We have just one tree in our yard and fortunately its about 20 feet from the front door.
Using the twisty tie, we attached it to our lone oak tree and it really looks pretty. It looks a lot more like a brass lantern than a plastic bug trap. We hung the Yellowjacket OrnamenTrap on the shed in the backyard. So far, they both work wonderfully and it's a fabulous alternative to spraying toxic chemicals all over the property.
You can find out more about OrnamenTraps and other great pest control products at www.rescue.com. Check their locator list to find out where to buy OrnamenTraps near you!
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5 Reasons MyRegistry.com Is the Number One Destination for Baby Registries

Are you expecting a baby? It's such a wonderful time in life and there are so many fabulous baby products to add to your wish list! Expectant moms and dads can now get everything on their wish lists for their newborn from just one universal baby registry. MyRegistry.com is the premiere destination for universal gift registry services! They offers moms and dads the flexibility to choose items like cribs and strollers from any store in the entire world, including the local mom and pop shops that don't have a website or the national chain superstores that have everything online.
Here are the top five reasons why MyRegistry.com is the number one source for baby registries:

1. You can SYNC YOUR REGISTRIES
MyRegistry.com allows you to sync with other registries like Giggle, The Land of Nod, diapers.com, Amazon, and Target. You can keep all of them organized onto one universal gift list. While you're busy with doctor visits and setting up the nursery, the synced registries are automatically updated each time you login to your baby registry or when somebody visits. Your friends and family will only need to go to one place to buy your baby’s present.

2. They offer a CASH GIFT FUND
When you'd really rather get cash to buy what you need for the baby or to save for baby's future, you can tastefully register for cash gifts with MyRegistry.com. This groundbreaking, patent pending service allows moms and dads to customize their cash funds for any use. The Cash Gift Fund lets the purchaser give money towards the baby’s college fund, building a nursery, stocking up on diapers, or other essentials.

3. You can GET INSPIRATION FROM OTHER EXPECTING PARENTS
MyRegistry.com features pages of gifts chosen by other registrants in real time. You can get inspiration from the gifts added by experienced moms and dads. What a great way to discover items to add to your registry that you may never have considered! MyRegistry.com also has inspiration boards with hundreds of ideas for items that can easily be added to the registry.

4. You get TOOLS TO ANNOUNCE AND SHARE YOUR REGISTRY
You can send out beautiful eCards right from the site to announce your registry, plus you can enable friends to send eCards on your behalf. MyRegistry.com also allows you to customize your registry's URL to share your gift list to all your social networks. You can also download and print beautiful registry announcements to add to your shower invitation!

5. You can ADD ITEMS FROM STORES WITHOUT WEBSITES
While you're browsing in a brick and mortar store, you can simply scan any product’s universal barcode and add the items to your gift list with a Smartphone. The item will instantly appear on your gift registry with the photo and description. In addition, you can add items from stores with a photo, description, and notes on where to purchase the item.
After your precious bundle of joy is born, you can keep your gift registry active for your child's birthdays, holidays, and any other occasion that calls for a thoughtful gift. Did I mention that setting up the gift registry at MyRegistry.com is FREE? Along with offering services to individuals, organizations and nonprofits can also use MyRegistry.com as a valuable fundraising tool and a convenient resource for requesting supplies and other items for donation. Get started today at MyRegistry.com!

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Five More Exclusive #UnderTheDome Photos #DomeAmbassadors Week 5

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Don't miss Week 5 of Season 2 of Under The Dome! 
Mondays on CBS at 10/9c.
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August Rush - Lakeway Resort and Spa #travel

With summer days dwindling down to a precious few, now is the time to cherish family gatherings, girls’ getaways and last minute vacations! Create your exceptional memories and save with the AUGUST RUSH room rate offer, SAN SABA SPA specials and THE KID ZONE. Summer won’t be here for much longer so rush into LAKEWAY RESORT AND SPA today.

Lakeway Resort and Spa’s AUGUST RUSH rate offer is the best end of the summer deal! RATES STARTING AT $99* (per night, Sun - Thurs) AND $189* (per night, Fri, Sat). Stay August 3 - 28, 2014. Terms and conditions apply.

*Terms and Conditions: FOR STAYS AUGUST 3 – 28, 2014. Friday & Saturday nights require a 2-night minimum stay. Not available holiday weekends. Full prepayment at time of booking. Non-refundable deposit in the event of cancellation, no show, and early departures. No other discounts apply. Rates quoted are per room, per night, double occupancy & do not include taxes or US$20 daily resort fee. Promotion cannot be combined with any specials, limited time offers, and packages. Not valid for meeting and group bookings. Not valid on condo reservations.
Revitalize your skin and get Back to School ready at SAN SABA SPA:

CLEANSE AND BUFF - $180
Buff away old skin with Renewing Mango Scrub and renew your skin’s healthy glow with Detoxifying Moor Mud Wrap

RESTFUL REVITALIZATION - $130
Revitalize your look with our replenishing facial and show off your eyes with an eyelash and eyebrow tint

ROCKIN’ RELAXATION - $110
For this month only, enjoy our popular Colorado River Rock Massage for 50 heavenly minutes

BACK TO SCHOOL -
Haircuts 10% off
Mani/Pedi Services 10% off
An automatic 21% service fee will be added to all spa specials. 

To reserve your treatment at San Saba Spa, call 512-261-7350.
For family fun, the new Kid Zone offers new bounce houses with obstacle course and dual slides and a variety of activities to keep the kids busy. The Kid Zone is an indoor recreational area with a supervised, fun staff that will gladly take care of the kids for a few hours.