Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stubb’s is going to be the star of this years Memorial DAY bbq

I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review 
In the summer my family loves cooking out.  With baseball, vaction and all the other stuff it is tough planning BIG dinners!  But just because I don't have time to make big dinners doesn't mean I want to start giving up good tasting food.  Thankfully my hubby is a grill master (or at least that is what he calls himself)  And okay I admit it the man is pretty good at grilling up food!  Most of the time his great flavor comes from whatever sauces or marinades he used.  

Stubb's offers a whole array of sauces, that making grilling easy and delicious!  And Rocky Stubblefield who is the grandson of Stubb's founder wants to some tips and recipes that are going to making grilling even better

**May is the official kickoff of grilling season with Memorial Day and National burger month.  Stubb's encourages all food lovers to try new traditions this summer, including boosting their favorite burger with condiments that pack more flavor and great taste.
Say goodbye to those boring ketchup covered burgers and hello tasty burgers
Here are a few sauce recipes that can take that burger to the next level

-Mustard + Original Stubb's BBQ Sauce- 1/4 mustard 1 cup BBQ
-Bang BANG Sauce 1/2 up of mayonnaise 3/4 cup of Stubb's Original BBQ.  1 Huge tablesppon of hot sauce!
-Spicy Mayo 1/2 cup of mayo and 3 tablespoons of Stubb's BBQ sauce

Ummmm yeah to heck with ketchup I am covering my burgers with some bang bang sauce for now on!

But that isn't all, if your grilling techniques aren't there it doesn't matter how good the sauce is.  So Rocky has shared some of his favorite grilling tips with us as well
-Start with a clean grill so your burgers don't stick.  He suggest using an onion, you simply but it half and rub it across the grill!  No harsh chemicals and plus it gives a little extra flavor to you next round of burgers
-Make a thumb print in the middle of you patty.  This helps it to cook evenly and not puff up in the middle
-It is a myth that you cannot turn your meat more than once.  To avoid charring turn that burger as many times as needed

Oh and last but not least Rocky has an epic Burger recipe for us

2 lbs. ground beef
2 tablespoons Stubb’s Beef Marinade
2 tablespoons Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Spice Rub
7 oz. can of nacho sliced jalapenos
3/4 cup shredded cheese
3/4 cup Stubb’s Original or Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce
6 hamburger buns
Your favorite hamburger toppings
Cooking Instructions
In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, Beef Marinade, and Bar-B-Q Spice Rub together with your hands.
Use about 1/3 cup of meat and press it into a thin patty with your hands. Top the patty with one tablespoon sliced jalapenos and two tablespoons shredded cheese , leaving at least a ¼” rim around the edge. You can adjust toppings according to your taste.
Press out another thin patty. Place the second patty on top of the first patty and use your fingers to seal the two patties together well. Repeat another five times to make a total of six burgers.
Grill burgers over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes per side, flipping once during cooking. Baste with Bar-B-Q sauce during last 3 minutes of cooking.
Serve on a bun with your favorite toppings.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ozeri review

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
I am going to admit something to you my dear readers..... I HATE COOKING CLEANING!!  I only do so because I have to, not because I want to.  My hubby doesn't understand how I can't enjoy making his meals, serving him and cleaning up after him 😡
 Since I started working last year we divided the chores and now everyone helps out....  Yes my hubby and boys are in misery.
Okay so I know you read the top and saw the words Ozeri review and have to be wondering what is this woman rambling on about??  Well as I said above I hate cooking and cleaning.  I hate having appointment and anything that takes up my time.  My idea of a perfect Saturday is being curled up with a good book and just reading the day away.  I like things that make my life easier and efficient so that I can get back to doing the things I love.
Hence my review on Ozeri, their products make my day to day life a whole lot easier.
I want to highlight 3 of their products today for you:

Ozeri OPL-R Piezoelectric Flameless Stove Lighter


Now I know this says stove lighter, but I wanted to let you know I use it on my grill and it works perfectly!!  You see my starter button went a long time ago, so my hubby has been using a lighter to get it going.  But if the wind is blowing or he moves to fast we lose the lighter flame!   I Love this flameless lighter, he simple puts it into the grill, pushing the buttom and tada!
Utilizes crystal powered piezoelectricity -- where no batteries, matches, lighter fuel, or flint are ever needed
Fitted with durable piezoelectric crystals that produce a tiny electric spark from the mechanical force applied to the handle
Simply position the tip next to the stove gas source and squeeze the handle for the piezoelectric spark to generate
Requires no refills and ships without anything hazardous, and cleans easily due to the absence of any batteries or fluids

Ozeri FS3-R Thermomax Stackable Lunch Box and Double-wall Insulated Food Storage Container

Double-wall thermal insulation that keeps hot and cold dishes near their serving temperature throughout the day
Fully stackable with secure locking mechanisms for traveling with a hot and cold dish (mix and match colors)
Made of stain-resistant and BPA-free materials, completely microwave and dishwasher safe
Shatter and leak-proof uniform construction, with an innovative silicone valve that prevents microwave spills
Convenient 0.75 liter or 3/4 quart size, with collapsible handles for easy handling and storage

Ozeri ZB19 Rev Digital Bathroom Scale with Electro-Mechanical Weight Dial

Synchronized electro-mechanical Dial and LCD automatically illuminate and instantly point to your weight in pounds and kg, for easy-to read results in all light conditions and from any angle
Visually stunning design incorporates a 5.5 inch dial and integrated digital display with stylish chrome accents to create a distinctive retro look with the accuracy of modern technology
Professional quality scale features and an oversized platform made of impact-resistant tempered glass for ideal stability, and a new built-in alarm that reminds you to measure your weight at the same time each day
Uses 4 high precision GX sensors that weigh up to 400 pounds (180 kg) in 0.2 pounds or 0.1 kg increments, with StepOn technology that captures precise weight measurements upon contact 
These are just a few of the many items offered by Ozeri!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Loving Pets providing the best for my furry buddies

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
I love my dogs, not let pets, but as family members.  I get them gifts just like I do my kiddos.  I surprise them with special outttings just like I would my hubby.  I get excited for my day off of work because I can't wait to play catch with Loki or just hangout on the couch with him.

It is no surprise that when I shop for my furry buddies I want the best... AND ONLY THE BEST
I look for stores like Loving Pets that provide high quality products for all my fur babies needs. 

 Tres Chic dining with the Le Bol collection from Loving Pets: Built for durability as well as oh la la! Style, Le Bol features solid, heavy gauge, stainless steel construction paired with brightly colored ceramic-like interiors. Available in 5 colors:
Le Bol
Parisian Gray
Seine Blue 

 These all-natural, bite-sized, soft-chew dog treats are for small dogs and little leaners. The grain, wheat, gluten, soy and corn free treats are available in five varieties:  
And these are just a few of the many items offered by Loving PETS!!


disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review
My boys are 9 and 6, I'm sure if you have little ones this age you to most likely have seen several episodes of The Loud house.  My boys love this show and if I am being honest I myself have enjoyed several episodes.  (Vanzilla being my current favorite!!)
The Loud family's life is a bit exaggerated, but at its core it deliveries the message love your family for who they are.  A message I think we can all get behind.

So we do have a DVR at home, but we travel a bit and my boys can be a bit, well to be honest, a bit hyper in the car.   I get car sick so when they start bouncing around and bumping my seat.  Singing and yelling at each other!  That is why I have been letting them take their travel DVD player in the car.  It keeps them calm and gives me the quite car ride I want/need.  When I realized The Loud House was being released on DVD I just knew we had to have it!  I saw hours of peaceful travel time
Meet the Loud family - a family full of love, chaos, and craziness, and with all of that under one roof, one thing is always for sure: there is never a dull moment in the Loud house! The brand new DVD, Welcome to The Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1, introduces Lincoln Loud, an 11-year old boy who is the middle child of 10 sisters. The Loud House follows Lincoln and his sisters for an inside look at what it takes to survive growing up in a huge family. Lincoln remains the man with the plan to stay one step ahead of the chaos, but whether or not it works is where the adventures begin.
This 2-disc release of Welcome to The Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1 contains the first 13 episodes of the first season and is full of family fun and laughter. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Welcome to The Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1 will be available on DVD May 23.
Inspired by creator and executive producer Chris Savino's (Rocko's Modern Life, The Powerpuff Girls) life growing up in a family of 10 kids, The Loud House is the first series to be greenlit out of Nickelodeon's annual Animated Shorts Program. Season two is currently premiering on Nickelodeon, home to TV's top two animated kids' shows with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Loud House.
Welcome to The Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1 contains the following episodes:
Left in the Dark                        
Get the Message                        
Heavy Meddle              
Making the Case                       
Driving Miss Hazy                    
No Guts, No Glori                     
The Sweet Spot                          
A Tale of Two Tables               
Project Loud House                   
In Tents Debate                        
Sound of Silence                       
Space Invader               
Picture Perfect  
Undie Pressure          
DISC 2:                       
Linc or Swim                 
Changing the Baby                   
Overnight Success                     
Ties the Bind                 
Sleuth or Consequences                        
Butterfly Effect                         
The Green House                      
Along Came a Sister           
     Chore and Peace                       
For Bros About to Rock    
Its a Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud HOUSE                 
Welcome to The Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1 Fast Facts
Street Date: May 23, 2017

Running Time: 305 minutes

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Doggy Comfort

Disclaimer:I was given products in this post for the purpose of review I was not paid to write this review.
My Emma is getting old.  She will be 10 soon and even though I hope she lives for another 10 years I faced the fact that the next couple may be our last.  Right now she has arthritis.  We have her on medicine, but she still hurts when she gets up and down.  I cannot do much for her beside what I already am.  
We got her on medication, my hubby built her a ramp so she doesn't have to do steps anymore and we also got her a memory foam bed!  None of these things will cure her, old age is uncurable, but it will make her comfy!

When we were picking a bad we wanted to go with the best so we went with a memory foam one.  I have a memory foam topper on my bed, so I wanted her to have the same comfort I do.  I also wanted one that was easy to wash.  Emma is old and she does stink a bit so I need one that I could easily wash.  Finally I wanted one that was just the right size for all my pups.  I mean because really with 3 dogs I had to get more than one!

That is why I purchased them from
TrustyPup's premium beds use high-quality human-grade fill materials in unique combinations that offer rest and comfort regardless of a dog's size, age, or sleep style.

Comfort Oasis™ Deluxe Memory Foam Pet Bed (MED 32"x24"x7") 

Sensi Sofa™ Orthopedic Bed (LG 36"x26"x6")
 Remedy Rest™(MED 32"x31"x8") 

To learn more and see all the beds offered by TrustyPup check out their products below: