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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Book Review: Crashing Cars by Craig Lieberman


Go behind the scenes of the production of "The Fast and The Furious" and "2 Fast 2 Furious," the movies that launched a multi-billion dollar franchise and reignited the motoring passion for millions of fans globally. Written by the film's Technical Advisor, Craig Lieberman, who not only consulted on the film, but also owned and built several of the main cars for the movies including his own personal Toyota Supra Turbo, his R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R and his Nissan Maxima. Lieberman worked closely with Universal's production and post-production teams and consulted on every aspect of the film's production, from the dialog and the vehicle selection to marketing and Home Theater release.

MY THOUGHTS:

If you are a car enthusiast and/or a fan of the Fast and Furious film series, you’ll enjoy this book called “Crashing Cars: How a Motion Picture Franchise Turned it into an Art” written by Craig Lieberman. This is the 3rd edition that was released in June of 2017. In his book, Craig shares about his experiences and talks about how he got involved with Universal Pictures. There’s a lot of great details on the discussion of what car was assigned to each movie character, how the “hero cars” came about, modifications, special effects, and much more. It’s pretty fascinating to know how everything is put together of the stunts in the filming as well.

I remember when I first watched the film at the theatre. My first reaction was how excited I was to see the film that is based on the import scene. I also enjoyed the creativity of the special effects. Before, I wasn’t really a fan of the flashy graphics, but it grew on me over the years and I notice more cars out there at car shows that had these cool designs. And being a Graphic Designer, I found interest in designing my own vinyl graphics for my Honda Civic. I’ll talk more about how my passion grew for tuning cars in another post.


You won't expect to see any photos in the book if you’re wondering, but you can find them available through Craig’s Instagram account @craiglieberman_42 with descriptions. Some of the information are also on his Instagram that might not have been mentioned in the book. It is definitely a good read and inspiring for those with the passion for cars and tuning as well as to learn more about the cars used in the films.

WHERE TO BUY: The book is available on Amazon.com




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Friday, June 15, 2018

Pizzer Time Subscription Box Giveaway [US Only]


Sponsored By: Pizzer Time
Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy




About Pizzer Time:

Pizzer was invented and collaborated on by 2 culinary trained chefs with over 30 years of experience in the pizzeria industry and owned one of the most popular pizzerias in New York City and Long Island. Our recipes go back decades and have been perfected through years of experience and culinary training. After years of our out of state customers at our Pizzeria would comment and say “you guys have the best pizza, I wish you delivered to Maryland or Florida or New Jersey”. At first we laughed it off but then we created a method that affords us the opportunity to deliver our pizza and maintain the exact same quality as if our customers got it right out of our oven in house.

Whether you enjoy cooking in your home or love the taste of a hot fresh pizza right out of the oven or you want both, Pizzer offers, not “New York style pizza” but real and authentic New York Pizza with ingredients that were created and made right here in New York by New Yorkers with absolutely top quality products. We use the best tomatoes for our sauce and the best cheese money can buy and our dough recipe goes back decades. We hope you will take the opportunity to enjoy making your own pizza at home and more importantly enjoy having a hot fresh pizza right of your own oven. Buon Appetito!!

Open To US residents ONLY in the following states; New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Must be 18+ to enter

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THREE (3) lucky winners will receive a Pizzer Time Subscription Box  ($165TRV) with extras!

What's Included In The Subscription Box:
Ingredients to make 2 pizzas
Choice of topping for each pizza
2 Pan Pizzer Cooking Set
Rolling Pin
Pizza Cutter
($55 RV)
 
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First Time Trying Got2b Fresh It Up Dry Shampoo


I was recently introduced to Got2b Fresh it Up Dry Shampoo and received a complimentary product to try. It was a bit pricey for a small bottle. Out of the three selections available, I chose the Clean & Refresh as that one seems more suitable for my hair type. I've never used dry shampoo in the past nor really know much about it. I learned that the Got2b Dry Shampoo is suitable for all hair types and it gives you a clean and crisp fragrance that lasts all day. This dry shampoo instantly absorbs oil without leaving white residues.

How to use: Hold can 8 – 10 inches from dry hair, section hair & spray into roots. Use in short bursts. Using your fingertips or a towel, massage scalp thoroughly to distribute & brush out excess. Now you are freshed up for another day!


MY THOUGHTS

What I like is that it instantly makes my hair look less oily. I have long and somewhat straight hair. Sometimes my hair appears oily at the roots after a workout or when I wake up in the morning. This product is great for traveling and on-the-go when you miss a day or two to wash your hair in the shower.

What I didn't like are some of the ingredients in the product such as butane and propane. As with any aerosol sprays, it's usually flamable. See below for the ingredient list.

Ingredients: Butane · Propane · Alcohol denat. · Oryza Sativa Starch · Isobutane · Pentane · Silica Dimethyl Silylate · Parfum · Hexyl Cinnamal · Linalool · Benzyl Salicylate · Cetrimonium Chloride · Limonene · Butylphenyl Methylpropional · Citronellol · Benzyl Benzoate · Benzyl Alcohol · Phenoxyethanol · Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone · Geraniol · Citral · Coumarin





Disclosure: I received samples of the above product(s) for my review in this post as part of the Chick Advisor Review Club Campaign. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Voortman S'mores Wafers


The limited edition Voortman S'mores Wafers are made with real cocoa. No artificial colour, flavour, or high fructose corn syrup. Includes heating instructions on the pack. A convenient way to enjoy this campfire treat!

I've always loved Voortman cookie products. Finally, we have the S'mores wafers packs in Canada. My boys love them and I pack a few for their school snacks. These S'mores wafers are so good! I couldn't just eat one, but had to have a few more. If you want to eat one right away, microwaving the wafers for 5-10 seconds was a really good idea because it tastes even better warm, just like the real S'mores.





Disclosure: I received free samples of the above product(s) for my review in this post as part of the FamilyRated Review Club Campaign. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.

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New Quaker Overnight Oats - Chilled Oat Cereal


When I heard about the new Quaker Overnight Oats, I was excited to try them. I've never had oatmeal cold, so it was a bit odd for me. At night, you simply add milk, place in the fridge to cold-steep, and leave overnight until the morning. Then breakfast will be ready when you wake up.


Two flavors are available:
1. Toasted Coconut & Almond Crunch
2. Raisin Walnut & Honey Heaven

I wake up in the morning, always feeling a rush to get ready to head out and then remembered my overnight oats. I didn't really like the texture too much. The oats were a bit chewy when it's cold. I would've prefered it warm. Instead, what I did was pour the contents into a microwaveable bowl and warmed it up in the microwave for about 20 seconds. After having it heated, it was a lot better! I tried both flavors on different days and they both tasted good.

If you want it creamier, add a few tablespoons of yogurt. You can also adjust the amount of milk used to achieve your desired consistency.





Disclosure: I received samples of the above product(s) for my review in this post as part of the Influenster Campaign. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Mott's* Mr & Mrs T* Cocktail Mixes {Review}


Escape to the Caribbean with this delicious rum-based cocktail. A rich mixture of pineapple and coconut flavours with just the right amount of sweetness.

Mott’s Mr & Mrs T is the category leader in cocktail mixes that provides an easy solution for mixing cocktails/mocktails when entertaining at home. Since consumers like variety, Mott’s Mr & Mrs T is offering more variety to choose from to make it easier for consumers have more diversity on hand.

Bring out your inner mixologist and use Mott's* Mr & Mrs T* at your next social gathering to create delightful cocktails (or mocktails). They are offered in 5 delicious flavours:

Mott's* Mr & Mrs T* Mai Tai Cocktail Mix
Mott's* Mr & Mrs T* Blue Raspberry Martini Cocktail Mix
Mott's* Mr & Mrs T* Margarita Cocktail Mix
Mott's* Mr & Mrs T* Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail Mix
Mott's* Mr & Mrs T* Pina Colada Cocktail Mix

Out of the five flavours of the Mott's Mr & Mrs T Cocktail mixes to choose from, it was a hard decision to pick just one. I finally chose the Pina Colada. I prepared it and shared the drinks with my family. We enjoyed it. I found it a little too sweet so I added some more ice to my mix. It was very good and refreshing. This product has the perfect blend of rich pineapple and coconut flavours, with a deliciously sweet finish; great tropical flavor.





Disclosure: I received samples of the above product(s) for my review in this post as part of the Chick Advisor Review Club Campaign. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Get 500 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in June


All throughout June you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 500 SB bonus! Here's how:

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3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned over 4000 Swagbucks and redeemed Amazon gift cards.


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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

"Ralph Breaks the Internet: WRECK-IT RALPH 2" New Trailer


ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz—along with her best friend Ralph—ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film, features several of the original princess voices, including Auli‘i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”).

Ever wonder how Ralph and Vanellope actually get to the internet? And who do they meet once they’re there? A brand-new trailer is now available for “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.”

Check it out here via YouTube: https://youtu.be/Axi0vuEijCE


“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a webite entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.” Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Cedar Rapids,” co-writer “Zootopia,”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-Ralph 2” hits theatres on Nov. 21, 2018.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

HelloFlavour.ca BBQ Box from Influenster {Review}


It's BBQ season and I've got my HelloFlavour.ca BBQ Box from Influenster to get started! I received the products complimentary for review purposes.


The Club House La Grille Brown Sugar Bourbon Mix-in sauce makes burgers taste even better! It's really sweet and juicy and it was easy to make. I'm definitely making it again on our next summer BBQ gathering.


Check out the Breakfast Burger Recipe here:
https://www.helloflavour.ca/recipes/breakfast-burger?utm_source=influenster






Disclosure: I received samples of the above product(s) for my review in this post as part of the Influenster VoxBox Campaign. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

2018 2nd Korean Consul General Cup & Taekwondo Festival [Photos & Recap]

On May 19th, 2018, the 2nd annual Korean Consul General Cup and Taekwondo Festival took place at the Richmond Curling Club (5540 Hollybridge Way) - not too far from the Lansdowne Skytrain Station (about a 10 min walk). Taekwondo Poomsae competition started around 9:30am and then board-breaking later on. I brought my son along and knew he would have a great time. Although we arrived later in the afternoon, we were able to watch the sparring competition and cheered for our team-mates as well as greet a few of our Taekwondo Masters.


The little ones were super cute and it's pretty amazing how well they did in the competition. If you have children who train in Taekwondo, the tournaments would be a great opportunity to showcase their skills in either Poomsae (patterns), Sparring or Breaking.




Beautiful trophies were awarded to all the competitors.




It was a great event where we get to learn a little bit about the Korean culture, practice Taekwondo, and eat delicious food.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Miley Cyrus Wore Custom Sydney Evan Jewelry to the 2018 MET Gala

On May 7, 2018, GRAMMY Nominated Singer Miley Cyrus wore jewelry by Sydney Evan while appearing on the red carpet for Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York.

Miley wore a custom Baguette & Round Bezel Medium Hoop Earrings with a Large Bezel Cross, Pyramid Spike Cross Charm, Small Spike Studs, Pave Chain Link Ring in Yellow Gold, and a necklace, all by Sydney Evan.







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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in May


All throughout May you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, or PayPal cash.                        

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how:                   

1. Sign up using this link                   
2. Earn 300 SB total before May 1st, 2018. You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it!                   
3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned 7000 SB and spent it on Amazon Gift Codes.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Amazed to be Receiving the 2018 Good Neighbours Award

Thank you ANHBC for an amazing evening and I am humbled to be receiving this award. Special thanks to FHNH for the opportunity to share my expertise and provide creative support to the committee as well as to give back to the community.


This has been an amazing experience and to know there is support from everyone here at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House. I'm grateful to have known these wonderful friends and staff.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Pura Stainless Drinking Bottles Bundle Prizepack Giveaway



Welcome to the Pura Stainless Drinking Bottles Bundle Prizepack Giveaway! This giveaway is part of our Mother's and Father's Day Gift Guide and is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network! Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.


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ONE (1) lucky winner will receive 4 Pura Stainless Drinking Bottles Of Their Choice Plus An Assortment Of Accessories! This Giveaway is valid to United States residents only, 18+. Giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) June 15, 2018. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Book Review: The Yoga of Leadership by Tarra Mitchell


How we care for our bodies and minds has been pushed to the background of casual discussion, but it’s time for a self-care renaissance says author Tarra Mitchell.

Why? Because leaders who take care of their bodies and minds perform at a more optimal level, thus inspiring their teams to strive for and reach their highest possible level of work. They also serve as positive examples.


In her new book, The Yoga of Leadership, Tarra Mitchell explains, "Your personal well-being is directly connected to your success." Leaders who prioritize their physical and mental well-being draw all kinds of benefits, including:

* More positive, stable emotions, leading to less chaotic decision-making
* Lasting energy to maintain productivity and engagement
* A more positive outlook, leading to a better ability attend to the needs of their team
* Fewer instances of being sick, injured or missing work

Tarra shares exercises to help individuals and groups create an organizational culture that works for everyone – especially Millennials. With a combination of actionable information and personal stories, Tarra demystifies time-honored, ancient teachings and shares them in a light and accessible way. Formative moments in her youth, education, and motherhood bring abstract wisdom down to earth. Her keen and touching reflections remind us of our common humanity and fundamentally similar needs. This book's approach has the power to build a generation of great, inspiring leaders, transforming lives, organizational cultures, and even societies.

With Tarra’s guidance, you will customize personal practices that work for you. Your practices will help you strengthen your relationships and improve your health and wellbeing. You will return to her words throughout your life as you take on new roles, embrace new challenges, and inspire new constituencies.

MY THOUGHTS:  I enjoy yoga because it relaxes me. I finally had the chance to look through this amazing book. I am very impressed with the content and how she shares her tips on staying positive. In "The Yoga of Leadership", it's not about how to do yoga or will it show you the movements, but it offers specific tools, techniques, and practices for managing stress as well as improving concentration. This is what we really need - to focus and maintain a healthy living through yoga and exercise.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tarra Mitchell is incorporating her distinctive background in business and yoga to contribute to the great conversation around leadership and consciousness. Tarra’s work experience has allowed her to develop relationships with a wide variety of personalities in the global business arena. Highlights include directing billion-dollar investment fundraising events, forging new business ventures and relationships in Asia and Europe, and advising entrepreneurs and executives. 

A twenty-year practitioner of yoga, Tarra is a registered yoga teacher at the five-hundred-hour level. Her fascination with human behavior and culture led her to concentrate her academic studies on international business and explore much of the world for business and pleasure. Global awareness continues to influence her perspective. Tarra lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children.




Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the mentioned book from the PR firm or publisher in exchange of my review. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.



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