Thursday, April 17, 2014

WHAT'S YOUR BURGER PERSONALITY? JOHNNY ROCKETS GIVES GUESTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD YOUR OWN BURGER



Global restaurant chain Johnny Rockets have announced their latest menu concept - the new Build-Your-Own-Burger (B.Y.O.B.) ordering option. With a price point starting at $5.49, the new menu presents you as a diner, with the opportunity to individualize your burger – as unique as your personality - far beyond standard offerings. 
 
As part of the new B.Y.O.B. program, you will be able to choose from a broad range of hamburger toppings, with hundreds of available flavor combinations. You can begin with one of four protein options including chicken breast, turkey, 100% soy Boca® burger and Johnny Rockets’ famous 1/3-pound hamburger made with 100% fresh, never frozen, all natural beef. You  can then create hundreds of iterations of the classic hamburger with fresh toppings that include lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, jalapenos, relish, as well as a variety of cheeses and newly-introduced sauces. Add-ons include all-meat chili, fried eggs, smoked bacon, grilled peppers, mushrooms and onion rings.Johnny Rockets will also debut a new artisan burger bun, as well as a variety of new sauce options including a zesty chipotle ketchup. 
 
And of course the restaurant will still carry their signature crispy American fries and premium ice cream shakes as well as a variety of classic sandwiches that have made Johnny Rockets an iconic dining destination since it opened its first location in Los Angeles in 1986.  Since that time Johnny Rockets has grown to more than 300 locations across the globe, serving 18 million hamburgers each year.
 
The B.Y.O.B. menu was rolled out at all Johnny Rockets restaurants nationwide on April 14th and will run till June 29th.

Gerry and I will be making a visit to one of the Orlando Johnny Rockets locations in June:

Orlando locations:
4200 Conroy Rd
Orlando, FL

9101 International Dr #1100
Orlando, FL

Watch For It- Travel Blogging Orlando





It seems like we have only got back from Arizona, and here we are planning our next escape. This time we have set our sights on Orlando, Florida. We've been before , but just didn't see everything last time, plus our time share company had a deal of $200 for a one week condo stay, at the Westgate Leisure Resort  so thought it would be a perfect time to go back! Orlando has so much to see and do though, and love the weather there.


With so many things to see and do, it will be a great trip...





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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2014 Mother's Day Gift Guide



Mother's Day is one of the most important holidays of the year. Moms do so much for us and ask for so little in return. It is nice to do something for them on this special day. Whether you get a gift that is big or small, your mom is sure to like it, as long as it comes from the heart. 

Check out gift ideas such as:


Vanilla gift cards -



·         Vanilla Gift cards allow users to buy what they want, where they want. They are accepted anywhere Visa/ MasterCard are.
·         They come in a variety of themes and designs so they can personalized for the person who is on the receiving end.
Available in $25, $50 and $100 denominations the Vanilla Visa gift card can be used at millions of locations* where Visa debit cards are accepted. 





Suga Babes




Looking for a sweet Mother's Day gift? Suga Babes has the answer. Love, Layla is our signature line of 100% organic and vegan based bath and body products. We pride ourselves on quality products and ingredients. We use only high-grade natural products and we believe everyone should have the privilege of being pampered! Suga Babes bath and body products are great for eczema , psoriasis, ichthyosis vulgaris and ageing skin. Suga Babes is the sweet shoppe for all of your skincare needs.


**Watch this spot for more great Mother's Day gift ideas.

Review : Gravity Defyer Shoes


Gerry recently had a chance to try out the Men’s Madroad casual shoes from Gravity Defyer.

These are so comfortable and very stylish as well. With hand stitched detail they look very nice for a casual outing or even a more formal affair. The company called Gravity Defyer, has years of research going into the development of amazing VersoShock technology, that offer shock absorption technology for a very pain free and comfortable way of walking. The shoes feel different than what Gerry is used to wearing, putting a spring in his step!

The company now offers a variety of different soles that fit anyone’s comfort needs as well as shoe styles. It is great to rediscover the comfort of walking pain free in new shoes!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Breathable, Healthy Footwear To Make Your Feet Happy




With summer just around the corner (finally!) your feet are looking forward to a welcome break, from being stuffed into socks and thick boots. This is a great chance to try out breathable footwear, sandals and shoes that are giving your feet more freedom. It still gives you the coverage but lets you have more comfort as the weather finally warms up. 

Some brands and styles to try:

Propet-

Shoes engineered for comfort! Designed for life!
Check out:

Blazer:


  • Lightweight, durable mesh and suede upper
  • Ortholite® insole with open-cell PU foam for high-level breathability and moisture management
  • Low-profile rubber outsole with superior traction

Helen-





  • Nubuck upper with comfort padding
  • Three hook and loop closures at forefoot, instep and heel areas for full adjustability
  • Rejuve Motion Technology&trade topsole with microfiber sock lining
  • Cushioning EVA midsole for all-day comfort and support
  • High-performance rubber outsole provides traction and durability for long-lasting support




SOLE Cork Flips-



Cork Flips are a new flip-flop made from recycled cork that relieves foot pain and improves overall health. With a simple but clean design, Cork Flips can be dressed up or dressed down, making it easy to transition from busy days to fun-filled nights.

The orthopedic footbeds used for Cork Flips are custom fit to an individual’s feet to help with their specific foot comfort and alignment problems. Wearing SOLE Cork Flips can help increase balance, improve joint alignment, optimize neutral foot position and equalize pressure distribution.

SOLE Cork Flips rounds out an impressive portfolio of custom footwear produced by SOLE. SOLE Custom Footwear includes men’s and women’s sizes, colors and styles of flip-flops and sandals for summer, short and tall boots for winter as well as running and casual shoes for all seasons. SOLE products, including Cork Flips, are sold at major sporting goods stores across the United States as well as every United States military base. 




** Watch this spot for more suggestions for comfortable footwear.

Pizza Hut® Offers Up Last Minute Tax Filers A Tasty $10.99 Deal

Life is full of deadlines, but none are quite as notorious as April 15 – Tax Day. To help ease stress for all those last-minute filers, Pizza Hut is issuing an online deal that makes mealtime less hectic and easier on the wallet.
Pizza Hut Logo
As an ode to the 1099 tax form, Americans can order a large pizza and one of three signature Pizza Hut sides (Breadsticks, Chocolate Dunkers or Cinnamon Sticks) for just $10.99, online-only on April 15.  Customers must enter the promo code TAXDAY to get the deal. 
"We are featuring the deal online only so it's a way to meet the consumer right where they are," said Doug Terfehr, PR Director at Pizza Hut. "There are more online filers than ever before so we feel this is a great opportunity to deliver a stress-free deal for those who are cramming to finalize their taxes before the deadline."
The pizza giant is known for offering menu items that make mealtime decisions less stressful. From the Big Dinner Box to bundled offers like the $10.99 Tax Day Deal, the brand is dedicated to offering convenient, delicious options that everyone can enjoy.
To take advantage of the Tax Day Deal on April 15 or order any other mouthwatering Pizza Hut menu items, consumers can visit www.PizzaHut.com.
About Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. In 2013, Pizza Hut was named the Harris Poll Equitrend® Pizza Brand of the Year and was the recipient of the Innovation and Leadership in Advertising Award from the American Advertising Federation, 10th District. The only pizza company to be named a top ten franchise in 2013 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Pizza Hut began 56 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and today operates more than 14,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. Pizza Hut also is the proprietor of the BOOK IT!® Program, which is a long-standing children's literacy program used in more than 620,000 classrooms nationwide. To order online from Pizza Hut, visit PizzaHut.com.
Twitter: @Pizzahut
Facebook: Facebook.com/pizzahut
Instagram: Instagram.com/pizzahut

Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2014/04/14/pizza-hut%c2%ae-offers-up-last-minute-tax-filers-a-tasty-10-99-deal#Lz8Rwg0S5ut4Q3d8.99Life is full of deadlines, but none are quite as notorious as April 15 – Tax Day. To help ease stress for all those last-minute filers, Pizza Hut is issuing an online deal that makes mealtime less hectic and easier on the wallet.
Pizza Hut Logo
As an ode to the 1099 tax form, Americans can order a large pizza and one of three signature Pizza Hut sides (Breadsticks, Chocolate Dunkers or Cinnamon Sticks) for just $10.99, online-only on April 15.  Customers must enter the promo code TAXDAY to get the deal. 
"We are featuring the deal online only so it's a way to meet the consumer right where they are," said Doug Terfehr, PR Director at Pizza Hut. "There are more online filers than ever before so we feel this is a great opportunity to deliver a stress-free deal for those who are cramming to finalize their taxes before the deadline."
The pizza giant is known for offering menu items that make mealtime decisions less stressful. From the Big Dinner Box to bundled offers like the $10.99 Tax Day Deal, the brand is dedicated to offering convenient, delicious options that everyone can enjoy.
To take advantage of the Tax Day Deal on April 15 or order any other mouthwatering Pizza Hut menu items, consumers can visit www.PizzaHut.com.
About Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. In 2013, Pizza Hut was named the Harris Poll Equitrend® Pizza Brand of the Year and was the recipient of the Innovation and Leadership in Advertising Award from the American Advertising Federation, 10th District. The only pizza company to be named a top ten franchise in 2013 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Pizza Hut began 56 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and today operates more than 14,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. Pizza Hut also is the proprietor of the BOOK IT!® Program, which is a long-standing children's literacy program used in more than 620,000 classrooms nationwide. To order online from Pizza Hut, visit PizzaHut.com.
Twitter: @Pizzahut
Facebook: Facebook.com/pizzahut
Instagram: Instagram.com/pizzahut

Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2014/04/14/pizza-hut%c2%ae-offers-up-last-minute-tax-filers-a-tasty-10-99-deal#Lz8Rwg0S5ut4Q3d8.99Life is full of deadlines, but none are quite as notorious as April 15 – Tax Day. To help ease stress for all those last-minute filers, Pizza Hut is issuing an online deal that makes mealtime less hectic and easier on the wallet.
Pizza Hut Logo
As an ode to the 1099 tax form, Americans can order a large pizza and one of three signature Pizza Hut sides (Breadsticks, Chocolate Dunkers or Cinnamon Sticks) for just $10.99, online-only on April 15.  Customers must enter the promo code TAXDAY to get the deal. 
"We are featuring the deal online only so it's a way to meet the consumer right where they are," said Doug Terfehr, PR Director at Pizza Hut. "There are more online filers than ever before so we feel this is a great opportunity to deliver a stress-free deal for those who are cramming to finalize their taxes before the deadline."
The pizza giant is known for offering menu items that make mealtime decisions less stressful. From the Big Dinner Box to bundled offers like the $10.99 Tax Day Deal, the brand is dedicated to offering convenient, delicious options that everyone can enjoy.
To take advantage of the Tax Day Deal on April 15 or order any other mouthwatering Pizza Hut menu items, consumers can visit www.PizzaHut.com.
About Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. In 2013, Pizza Hut was named the Harris Poll Equitrend® Pizza Brand of the Year and was the recipient of the Innovation and Leadership in Advertising Award from the American Advertising Federation, 10th District. The only pizza company to be named a top ten franchise in 2013 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Pizza Hut began 56 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and today operates more than 14,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. Pizza Hut also is the proprietor of the BOOK IT!® Program, which is a long-standing children's literacy program used in more than 620,000 classrooms nationwide. To order online from Pizza Hut, visit PizzaHut.com.
Twitter: @Pizzahut
Facebook: Facebook.com/pizzahut
Instagram: Instagram.com/pizzahut

Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2014/04/14/pizza-hut%c2%ae-offers-up-last-minute-tax-filers-a-tasty-10-99-deal#Lz8Rwg0S5ut4Q3d8.99Life is full of deadlines, but none are quite as notorious as April 15 – Tax Day. To help ease stress for all those last-minute filers, Pizza Hut is issuing an online deal that makes mealtime less hectic and easier on the wallet. 
Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2014/04/14/pizza-hut%c2%ae-offers-up-last-minute-tax-filers-a-tasty-10-99-deal#Lz8Rwg0S5ut4Q3d8.99Life is full of deadlines, but none are quite as notorious as April 15 – Tax Day. To help ease stress for all those last-minute filers, Pizza Hut is issuing an online deal that makes mealtime less hectic and easier on the wallet. 
Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2014/04/14/pizza-hut%c2%ae-offers-up-last-minute-tax-filers-a-tasty-10-99-deal#Lz8Rwg0S5ut4Q3d8.99Life is full of deadlines, but none are quite as notorious as April 15 – Tax Day. To help ease stress for all those last-minute filers, Pizza Hut is issuing an online deal that makes mealtime less hectic and easier on the wallet. 
Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2014/04/14/pizza-hut%c2%ae-offers-up-last-minute-tax-filers-a-tasty-10-99-deal#Lz8Rwg0S5ut4Q3d8.99Life is full of deadlines, but none are quite as notorious as April 15 – Tax Day. To help ease stress for all those last-minute filers, Pizza Hut is issuing an online deal that makes mealtime less hectic and easier on the wallet.

As an ode to the 1099 tax form, Americans can order a large pizza and one of three signature Pizza Hut sides (Breadsticks, Chocolate Dunkers or Cinnamon Sticks) for just $10.99, online-only on April 15.  Customers must enter the promo code TAXDAY to get the deal. 

"We are featuring the deal online only so it's a way to meet the consumer right where they are," said Doug Terfehr, PR Director at Pizza Hut. "There are more online filers than ever before so we feel this is a great opportunity to deliver a stress-free deal for those who are cramming to finalize their taxes before the deadline."

The pizza giant is known for offering menu items that make mealtime decisions less stressful. From the Big Dinner Box to bundled offers like the $10.99 Tax Day Deal, the brand is dedicated to offering convenient, delicious options that everyone can enjoy.

To take advantage of the Tax Day Deal on April 15 or order any other mouthwatering Pizza Hut menu items, consumers can visit www.PizzaHut.com



About Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. In 2013, Pizza Hut was named the Harris Poll Equitrend® Pizza Brand of the Year and was the recipient of the Innovation and Leadership in Advertising Award from the American Advertising Federation, 10th District. The only pizza company to be named a top ten franchise in 2013 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Pizza Hut began 56 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and today operates more than 14,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. Pizza Hut also is the proprietor of the BOOK IT!® Program, which is a long-standing children's literacy program used in more than 620,000 classrooms nationwide. To order online from Pizza Hut, visit PizzaHut.com.
Twitter: @Pizzahut
Facebook: Facebook.com/pizzahut
Instagram: Instagram.com/pizzahut

Saving Time and Money When Moving Home

Anyone who’s ever done it agrees that moving house is stressful. It’s an anxious time, wondering whether everything will go through smoothly, but it’s also a huge time and money drain. Given that time is also money, counted partly in terms of working days lost or income not earned if you freelance or work from home, anything you can do to streamline the process is worth investigating.


 Start Early

Packing up your belongings ready for removal is one of the most time consuming aspects of moving house. As soon as you know the move is definitely going ahead, start packing. Sort your belongings into two groups comprised of things you use every day and things you can live without for a while. You can do this in your head, or on paper if you like making lists, rather than physically sorting things. Pack up the items you can live without, including ‘best’ versions of things such as dinner sets.


Pack to Protect


Save money by stockpiling old newspapers and magazines for a few weeks so you have plenty of padding material to wrap up delicate ornaments or crockery. Wrap glasses separately and place sheets of protective paper between nested plates, bowls and cups.

Take extra care with electronic items, wrapping them individually then placing them in a larger box with room for additional padding around the edges. It’s a good idea to stick matching colored stickers on cables and the sockets they plug into before you disassemble everything. This will make putting everything back together at the other end much easier and quicker because you only have to match up the colors. Save yourself frustration by packing the cable and the item in the same box so they aren't separated.


Stay Organized


Clearly label your sealed boxes so you don’t arrive at your new place with a hundred boxes and no idea what’s in any of them. Write on the outside of the box which room it belongs to and what’s inside before you seal it. Be specific: write ‘plates and cups’ rather than ‘kitchen things’.

Arm yourself with good quality packing tape to seal up the boxes. It’ll save you money in the long run since it’s stronger and less likely to come unstuck. It will also prevent the bottoms falling out of heavy boxes, causing delays and possible damage to delicate items.


Maximize the Power of Self Storage


You can get ahead with packing if you put large items into self storage.

Are you moving within the same town? Rent a small self storage room where you can store larger items (such as spare beds) until you’re ready to move them into the new house. Short term rentals mean you can have a room for just a week or two to use as a holding area.

Put boxes of smaller belongings you don’t use every day into self storage too. They’re safe and secure but out of your way, making the necessary last minute cleaning easier and quicker to get through.

By breaking the move into stages, you’ll save time and frustration in the long run. For busy, working people, it’s easier to find an hour or two spare to get a couple of jobs done than it is to find an extra day nearer the time.

It would be misleading to suggest you can take all the stress out of moving home but, by taking it in smaller steps and making the most of storage and packing options, you can save time, money and anxiety.


Drew writes for Big Yellow Self Storage. For more information on removals and moving home see their website or storage blog

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Review: Fellowes AeraMax 200

Review by: Erika and Jon



At first glance, Fellowes AeraMax 200 Air Purifier is attractive - it has a modern, lightweight design and is the perfect size. The front color touch display is simple and makes the air purifier easy to operate! When you first turn on the unit, it takes a couple of minutes to measure the air quality in the room, which we thought was a neat feature. After only a couple minutes, we could smell the freshness and purity in the air - which is quite the change when we have hair (and who knows what else..) floating around in the air from our two fur babies! The Fellowes AeraMax 200 operates quietly, even with the fan on it's highest setting. It also covers up to 200 sq. feet, which is great for our condo! 

Some other note-worthy features of this air purifier include:

- AeraSmart™ Sensor monitors the air quality and automatically adjusts the fan speed to keep your air purified

- True HEPA filter with AeraSafe™ antimicrobial treatment safely removes 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns, including pollen, ragweed and other allergens, viruses, germs, dust mites, mold spores and cigarette smoke

- Aera+™ Mode for allergy and cold/flu seasons

- Fan Speed Indicator lets you manually adjust the fan speed setting – low, medium, high or turbo

- Filter Change Indicators let you know when it is time to replace your easily accessible Carbon or True HEPA filter

- Built-in handle for easy portability

Overall, we are very impressed with the Fellowes AeraMax 200 Air Purifier and are looking forward to using it for years to come because purified air is better air! 

Back Home

Well, we made it home last night about 10 pm. Were suppose to be home a day earlier but that all got messed up. On Friday we flew out of Phoenix on a connecting flight into Denver that was suppose to take us home. Turned out that there was some mechanical problems with one plane and made our plane 2 hours off schedule. That in turned made us late for our connecting flight. Long story short- it was a nightmare. We had to stay in Denver an extra night, where the airline put us up at a "not so nice hotel in our standards", and with no luggage I might add, since they sent it on ahead with our next day's flight already. We had our carry on bag that had my lap top, which was a good thing though, as I was able to cancel a hotel I had booked in Saskatoon, message the kennels where Jakey was staying to tell them we'd be late, plus message family.

The next day was a morning flight that the hotel provided a 10 minute free shuttle service to the airport.
Well, I must have had a touch of something and was both stomach sick and extremely nauseated.I thought for sure I was going to be sick in the shuttle. Got to the airport, bought some Imodium and some Gravol, and started taking those. The flight was 2 hours- and I didn't think I was going to make it, but somehow I did. By the time we landed, the pills were already kicking in and I was feeling better. But a terrible feeling to have to travel like that.

We picked up the truck at the airport in Saskatoon and actually headed over quickly to an RV dealer, where we bought a 1998 Winnebago Brave 31'. We put a deposit on it and will  pick it up in the next week or two. ( A new electric step and hot water heater are being installed).
We're thinking if we can buy them , do a bit of inside work to them, and resell with a profit, we will eventually have the last one we own, in a sense, paid for. So, we'll see how that goes.

When we got home Gerry had a phone message on the phone that he won a survey contest he had done on snowmobiles. Won a $200 gift certificate towards a new helmet. Funny thing is, he is selling his snowmobile and helmets he has right now, ( money will go towards the rv we bought), but hoping he will be able to use the gift certificate for something else in the store it's issued at.


Nice to be back home though. It will take a bit of catching back up on everything, but I'm already slowly getting there. Talk again soon- "Long Island Medium" on soon and don't like to miss. One of our favorite shows :)

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Trendy Birthday Gifts for Kids Under 12

Sometimes it may be hard to keep up with what is popular with today's kids. These things seem to be forever changing. What was in three month ago, may be out now.

When looking for fun, educational or  trendy gifts for kids, for gift giving, consider these suggestions below, that are sure to get a smile out of them.


Mo’s Nose series by Margaret Hyde-




The entire Mo’s Nose series by Margaret Hyde follows a rescued dog named Mo on several journeys as he discovers the beauty and wonder of colors through his sense of smell. The series invites readers of all ages to explore and use their many senses while reading stories that celebrate discovery, organic play and inspire feelings of compassion, service and stewardship. In Mo Smells the Ballpark, the newest book in the series set to come out in May, Mo and his friends experience all of the sights, sounds and SMELLS of the big game.  The charitable elements, charming illustrations and scent-tastic sense of adventure make Mo’s Nose the perfect birthday gift for a special little one! The series is available through MosNose.comBarnesandNoble.comAmazon.com, and select brick-and-mortar booksellers nationwide.





Barbie® Potty Training Taffy: Barbie Doll and Pet Playset-






·         Barbie® doll shows how much she loves her pets by taking good care of them

·         With the Barbie Potty Training Taffy set, you can help Barbie doll feed and clean up after her pets

·         Taffy® dog actually poops — just push her tail!

·         Barbie® doll looks adorable in casually cool capri pants and print t-shirt

·         Animal accessories include a dog food-toting backpack (attached to Taffy® dog), a doggie food dish with treats, a pooper scooper, “poop,” and a trash can!





Global Groove-



Fun hand-felted bag for your young fashionista!  Moss-green bag featuring mushroom scene, with flower and lady bugs.  A perfect garden scene for any little girl!  Made in Nepal. **Your purchase helps a certified fair trade organization that works with women, supporting and developing artisan co-ops in Thailand and Nepal.









With this extensive set you can compose a total fleet! Build a bulldozer, a fire truck, a forklift, a tow truck, a pick-up truck or a van! The cockpits, cabins, scoops, wheels and other attachments can be easily clicked onto the bars. All parts can be combined with all existing SMARTMAX® sets. Together with the bars and metal balls, you can create an endless range of possibilities.

All SmartMax vehicle sets compliment and work with the SmartMax construction sets. 








A cordless and battery-free, the boozik (bamboo + music) synergizes nature with the age of technology. Being both sturdy, compact and light, the boozik is perfect for amplifying on-the-go music, videos and phone calls. 
Watch the video- this is too cool!




** Watch this spot for more trendy birthday gift ideas!
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