Jennie Yuen
I recently connected with Ken Reid (Comedian from and based in Boston) and was introduced to his new podcast called TV Guidance Counselor. You can check out on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tv-guidance-counselor-podcast/id821665905


Someone would pick up a random TV Guide, write down everything in it that they want to watch in prime time (8-10pm). Each week Boston Comedian Ken Reid and his guests discuss a specific issue of TV Guide. They debate, consider and discuss their difficult television watching decisions of our past..

Also, check out more details on Ken's Tumblr Page at http://tvguidancecounselor.tumblr.com

Guests have included Laura Kightlinger, JoAnn Willete (Just the Ten of Us, Facts of Life), Melanie Chartoff (Fridays, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Rugrats), Laraine Newman, Michael Ian Black, Kumail Nanjiani, James Adomian, Paul Provenza, Hari Kondabolu, Alex Edelman, Myq Kaplan, Kelly MacFarland, Bethany Van Delft, Danny Tamberelli ("The Adventures of Pete and Pete), Josh Gondelman, Giulia Rozzi, Adam Resnick (Get a Life, Cabin Boy) and more.

Check out last week's episode with James Adomian via SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/kenreidcomedian/tv-guidance-counselor-15

If you like to hear more, follow and stay up-to-date with Ken's posts on his website and social media sites: FacebookTwitter | Youtube | Tumblr | SoundCloud








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Welcome to the Rockin' Green Giveaway!

Sponsored By: Rockin Green

Rockin Green creates a line of healthy, safe detergent that your entire family can use. Whether your water is hard, soft, or somewhere in between, they have a formula specially designed just for your water type. In addition, Rockin Green uses all natural, organic ingredients, biodegradable products, has recyclable packaging, is phosphate-free, vegan, and gluten-free!

Life of a Southern Mom had the pleasure of working with Rockin Green and reviewing one of their products. Visit the website here and read her full review.



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Disclosure: I received no compensation or products for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. "Jen's Blog of Random Thoughts" is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. 




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Healthy Pet is the parent brand of a new collection of all natural cat litter called ökocat. This litter offers pet parents an eco-friendly, super absorbent, and natural odor fighting option made from pine wood and paper pulp. I had the opportunity to try it out in my cat's litter box and received all 4 formulas: Natural Pine, Natural Wood (Clumping), Natural Wood for Long Hair Breeds Clumping, and Natural Paper (Dust Free).


Natural Pine Litter - is free from chemicals, dyes and other synthetics. Its soft cracked pine pellets are easy on cats’ paws and have been lab-tested and proven to absorb more than 5X their weight in liquid and control odor for 7 days. Its strong absorption power inhibits bacteria growth for a cleaner home while leaving a fresh natural pine scent. It has the added benefit of being biodegradable for flushable disposal. ökocat is naturally light weight and comes in a smart compostable package with an easy carry handle and pour spout.

Natural Wood, Clumping Litter - offers the best performance in the natural litter class. Free from chemicals, dyes and other synthetics, its soft ground pellets have been lab-tested and proven to absorb more than 5X their weight in liquid and control odor for 7 days. Its superior clumping and strong absorption power forms firm clumps and inhibits bacteria growth as well. It has the added benefit of being biodegradable for flushable disposal. ökocat is naturally lightweight and comes in a smart compostable package with an easy carry handle and pour spout.

Natural Wood Clumping Litter for Long Hair Breeds - offers superior performance in a natural pellet designed to keep litter in the box and not stuck in your cat’s fur. Free from chemicals, dyes and other synthetics, its specially formulated pellets have been lab-tested and proven to absorb more than 5X their weight in liquid and control odor for 7 days. Its superior clumping and strong absorption power forms firm clumps and it also inhibits bacteria growth. It has the added benefit of being biodegradable for flushable disposal. ökocat is naturally lightweight and comes in a smart compostable package with an easy carry handle and pour spout.

Natural Paper Litter, Dust Free - offers long lasting odor control in a dust-free formula. Made from 100% paper fiber and free from chemicals, dyes and other synthetics, its specially formulated pellets are firm on the outside and soft on the inside. It is fortified with long lasting odor control technology and has been lab-tested and proven to absorb more than 2X its weight in liquid. It also has the added benefit of being biodegradable for flushable disposal. ökocat is naturally lightweight and comes in a smart compostable package with an easy carry handle and pour spout.

Before hearing about ökocat natural wood cat litter, we used silica crystals. I'm glad I switched because ökocat litter actually covers up the bad smell and it absorbs much better. And plus, it's eco-friendly. My cat, Momo, was curious about it when I changed it one day, but it didn't bother him at all.

I first used the Natural Wood Clumping. Then I tried Natural Wood Clumping for Long Hair Breeds. Both are easy to scoop. What I first noticed was that it sticks onto the waste and covers around it. No dust and no mess outside the litter box after Momo done his thing. I'm quite pleased with the results.




FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • Absorbs 500% its weight
  • Natural Scent
  • Odor Shield technology
  • Soft on cat's paws
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Biodegradable and Flushable


The natural wood provides a healthier environment for you and your cat. It’s also better for the planet because only 100% sustainable and renewable wood is used. Biodegradable material won’t sit in landfills for 100+ years like clay litters do.


Disclosure: I received samples of the above mentioned products in exchange for my honest review in this post. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.


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Want to try something on the grill that’s new and exciting this summer? How about a mouth-watering Bleu cheese burger on multi-grain flatbread, with sautéed mushrooms and onions? Chef Demetrios Haralambatos, the executive chef at Kontos Foods, has developed this simple, but delicious, recipe especially for Kontos Multi-Grain Flatbread.



Grilled Bleu Cheese Burger on Multi-Grain Flatbread

Kontos Multi-Grain Flatbread
1 lb. chopped meat for four burgers (80-85% lean)
6 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion
Salt & pepper
6-8 slices of Bleu cheese (or other favorite cheese)
Chilled lettuce or tomato for topping

  1. Using a cast-iron grill-safe skillet, sauté mushrooms and onion in olive oil on hot grill.
  2. Grill 1/4 lb. chopped meat, per person, to taste.
  3. As burgers are getting close to ready, place a few slices of Bleu cheese – or another favorite cheese – on your burgers to melt.
  4. At the same time, preheat 1 slice Kontos Multi-Grain Flatbread (or other favored Kontos flatbread or pita) for 15-20 seconds on each side. Cut bread into two halves.
  5. Build sandwich – add sautéed mushrooms and onion, and chilled tomato and lettuce. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve with fries and a pickle. Enjoy!


“Everyone loves a barbeque. If you’re looking for something extra special to serve, your family and friends will love Chef Demetrios’ bistro-style sandwich. The big, tangy flavor of Bleu Cheese blends beautifully with the juicy burger and sautéed vegetables, topped off with our rustic Multi-Grain flatbread,” said Steve Kontos, vice president of Kontos Foods.



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