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Chick-Fil-A Truett’s Luau

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Imagine how excited the kids and I were to see that we had a brand new restaurant that had just opened in our area this month. We have passed by it several times and I promised the boys that we would go there to eat over their Christmas break and what better day to go than New Year’s Eve. The restaurant is located in Fayetteville, GA off of Lanier Ave/Hwy 54. I was told by the hostess that its the first of its kind among many more different ones to come. I have always been a fan of Chick-fil-A and their awesome service. I can’t ever remember a time when I have ever had bad service at one of their restaurants and that’s one of the primary reasons why we dine there at least twice a month.

The moment that we entered the restaurant we were greeted and immediately seated. The restaurant was decorated with Hawaii décor and the servers were dressed in Hawaiian theme uniforms…too cute! Here’s a look at what they have to offer on their menu:

Appetizers:

  • Calamari
  • Roasted Shrimp
  • King Hawaiian Rolls

Soups & Salads:

  • Asian Salad
  • Cobb Salad
  • Island Chicken Salad & Greens
  • Chicken Noodle, Vegetable & Creamy Potato

Sandwiches

  • Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich
  • Luau Fish Sandwich
  • Aloha Fish Sandwich
  • Truett’s Luau Burger
  • Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich
  • Island Chicken Salad Sandwich
  • Chick-fil-A Nuggets
  • Chick-fil-A Grilled Nugget

Entrees

  • Seared Ahi Tuna
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Maui Shrimp
  • Traditional Hawaiian Plate

Breakfast

  • Loco Moco
  • Chick-fil-A Breakfast
  • Chick-n-Mini Breakfast
  • Banana Macadamia Nut Pancake
  • Aloha Breakfast

Desserts

  • Handspun Milkshakes
  • Pineapple Macadamia Nut Milkshake
  • Hawaiian Shaved Ice
  • Frosted Pineapple
  • Kouko Cake

Of course the kids decided on chicken nugget kids meals and Hawaiian Shaved Ice for dessert. I decided to have the Maui Shrimp which was served with jasmine rice and stir-fry vegetables. I did not want the vegetables so I decided to get waffle fries instead. The atmosphere at the restaurant was simply amazing and it is indeed a great place to visit. The highlights of the restaurant include the fact that their is a waterfall outside that you can enjoy while eating which will be greatly appreciated in the warmer months and lets not forget that you can also host luau parties here in the warmer months. How cool is that? I can’t wait until the spring. Stay tuned for future post as they have upcoming events in 2014.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

~Naturalbabydol

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TOYS“R”US® Tabeo™ e2

28 Dec

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Operating system: Android Jelly Bean 4.2

  • 8″ Screen
  • Dual-core 1.0 GHz processor and a quad-core GPU offer quick and easy browsing, viewing and gaming
  • Customizable parental controls let you limit the content your child views and the amount of time he or she spends using certain apps
  • Preloaded with 30 apps, including learning apps like Operation Math, games such as Bejeweled 2 and Fruit Ninja, and more
  • tabeo App Store offers access to thousands of free apps, with 25 preselected apps suggested to help children with special needs learn and develop specific skills
  • Removable hard case with rubberized siding shields the tablet when dropped from a low height or when bumped into other objects
  • Dual-facing camera, microphone, built-in speakers and G-sensor
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Plays video files with .avi, .mp4, .mkv, .mov and .flv extensions
  • MP3, WAV, APE, OGG and FLAC audio playback
  • 8 GB of internal storage; expandable up to 64 GB with a microSD card (sold separately)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Bluetooth and WiFi enabled

Sold Only at Toys R Us

Retails for $129.99

I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas. I felt the need to write this post on Toys R Us’s new android Tabeo e2 Tablet which was supposed to be the next generation of awesome tablets for kids. After conducting weeks of research and reading countless reviews I decided to purchase a set for my two younger sons ages 10 and 7. My primary reason for the purchase was to one provide them with educational tablets that in others opinions had been compared to an iPad except this was a less expensive version and more kid friendly. I currently own both an iPad2 and a mini iPad and my kids are on them non-stop conducting research for school, watching kid movies or playing games. I figured this purchase would be a great investment.  First of all these little boogers are not easy to find. I searched for over a month trying to locate these devices. I had to travel to multiple counties here in Atlanta to finally get my hands on two of them. Ok lets fast forward to Christmas Eve night. I was  already up super late playing Santa Claus and imagine how disappointed I was when I plugged the devices in to charge and two hours later attempted to complete the parental information on the tablet. The tablets will not work if you do not complete the parental information and the issue that I was having is that the tablet would not load. UGH!!! Not to mention that I purchased two and neither one of them worked correctly. I gave the tablets try after try to no avail did neither one of them work. Needless to say that I was livid! So the kids never knew that they had them and I returned then to Toys R Us on the day after Christmas only to find out from the nice lady at customer service that they have been getting returns on the Tabeo E2 all day. All I could do was say Wow! This tablet gets zero stars from this Mommy!

~Naturalbabydol

Powerocks Review Week One

24 Dec

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Blogger 101: Always have a charger on hand in the event that your iPhone, iPad or Android phones battery completely dies.

I was excited to find out that I was chosen to receive the Powerocks Magicstick to demo and provide an honest review on the product.  I allowed my Magicstick to completely charge over night so that I would be able to effectively give my honest review on how it stands up against previous brands that I have used in the past. Honestly for me I am on Social Media from the time I wake up in the morning until the time that I go to sleep at night so one can only imagine how many times my battery dies on all of my devices in a day. On yesterday I decided to put the Magicstick to the test. I discovered that both my iPhone 4S and iPhone5 batteries were dying so I plugged my iPhone4S which had a 40% charge @ 11:46am  into the Magicstick for its first charging session and here where the results:

I can say from my experience that the charging process was quick and needless to say that I was happy so I decided to charge my iPhone5 as well. The iPhone5 was already at 69% when I began to charge it and here are its results:

  • @12:43pm the charge was @69%
  • @1:08pm the charge was @90%
  • @1:21pm the charge was @97%
  • @1:31pm the charge was @100%

Hey in my book that’s lightning fast charging especially for a Social Media Manager and Blogger. I am constantly on the go and using all of my devices to post up to the minute moments on social media. I was also able to charge both devices a second time later on in the day so hey…so far so good! Stay tuned for more news on my Powerocks Magicstick.

My Powerocks is here!!

23 Dec

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I’m super excited because my Powerocks portable charger arrived on yesterday and I can not wait to give it a try. I have tried several in the past that only lasted a week so I’m curious to see how the powerocks will compare to the others that I have used. I travel international often and the need for me to have a dependable charger is a must have for my career. The powerocks can be used for all devices including but not limited to phones, cameras, portable game systems, GPS devices, mp3 players and more!

The powerocks device is made using the highest quality materials and the best lithium-ion battery available. Its is conveniently small and suppose to be very powerful! I liked the fact that when I opened the package I noticed that there is a bag to store your charger in which is major plus for me because it prevents it getting damaged in my purse. I also noticed the bright red light when I plugged it in to charge which lets me know what percentage of charge I have which is another plus. Basically a red light means 0-30%, a green light means 30-70% and blue means 70-100% HOW COOL IS THAT? We’ll lets give it a try! I have it charging and tomorrow I will give it a go!

**You can receive a 20% Discount by using code: Powerblog20**

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~Naturalbabydol

iPhone5 from Aio Wireless Blogging Adventure #1

22 Dec

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Everyone knows that Bloggers absolutely love receiving packages and on last week when I arrived home there was a FedEx package waiting on my front porch. It always feels like Christmas when your opening a package (at least to me it does). I was pleasantly surprised to see that Aio Wireless sent me an iPhone5 to use and review. I am a die-hard Apple person and I presently own an IPhone4S, iPad2 and Mini iPad. I know your probably saying that its sort of extreme but as a blogger these are all necessary tools and essentials to our lives or at least my life. I’m also a Social Media Manager so for me I make my living solely on all Social Media outlets so to add an additional iPhone product to my collection was AWESOME!.

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I am presently an iPhone4S user and while some say there aren’t many different features between the 4S and 5, I totally disagree. The iPhone 4S is a glass design, smaller screen (3.5″), apple A5 processor and 30-pin connector versus the iPhone5 which has an aluminum and glass design, larger screen (4″), Faster processor (Apple A6), thinner and lighter, supports ultra-fast wireless (LTE) and uses the Lightning connector. Now what does all of this mean to a blogger like myself? A lot! The iPhone5 is so much faster its just that simply and it also takes the best pictures especially #selfies. I know right! We’ll it’s the truth. My world is wrapped up in having the ability to post quickly, snap the perfect picture to upload for my business and having ultra-fast wireless (LTE). My iPhone4S is from a different cellular company in fact a well-known carrier. I can not tell you how many issues I have been having lately. Let’s fast forward to my experience using the iPhone5 with Aio Wireless service and I’m simply in love. Since having my new iPhone5 I have experienced lightning speed service like no other. Plus Aio Wireless does not make you sign a contract. How cool is that? It’s a plus in my book. I’m a single mother and when I want to upgrade my phone without paying outrageous prices this is a major factor for me but its a business decision that I must make and most times I am forced to purchase a new phone. We’ll not anymore! Aio Wireless has the latest smart phones and tablets, no annual contracts, reliable nationwide coverage and simple plans and straightforward pricing. If you haven’t already please take out a few minutes and visit their site (www.aiowireless.com)  to learn more about this amazing company.

~Naturalbabydol

Disclosure

I received an iPhone5 to help inform my writing and to review. The review is based solely on my opinion of the iPhone5 and the cellular service.

Power Rocks Magic Stick

11 Dec

My life is very hectic. I am a single mother of three kids, Social Media Manager and a Lifestyle Blogger. One can not imagine what a typical day looks like for me. People hear that you’re a Social Media Manager and they think it’s the easiest job in the world but no one understands how much work is involved, traveling to events and the millions of times that I post on Social Media outlets throughout both the day and night. Basically its a 24/7 career but I absolutely love it. One can only imagine how many times my iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone go dead. Trust me its too many times to count so when the opportunity arose for me to try out a new gadget, well lets just say I was excited to be afforded the opportunity.

Just incase you’re not familiar with the Magicstick here are some exciting pointers about this charger:

  1. The Magicstick  2800mAh is compact and lightweight which is great for a Social Media Maven like myself always on the go.
  2. The Magicstick 2800mAH size is perfect because it fits in any pocket, purse or backpack and you never have to worry of getting stuck with a phone or mobile device.
  3.  The Magicstick is easy to use and  carry. A single USB port and corresponding cable with micro to USB connections let  you charge a variety of devices seamlessly.
  4.  The Magicstick also features a  smooth, brushed aluminum finish available in a variety of colors. An included  drawstring carry case keeps it protected and always handy for use. Just grab,  go, and get charged up with the Magicstick.

The Magicstick can be found on www.powerocksmedia.com and retails for $49.99 and is available in the following colors: black, blue, red, silver, pink, green and charcoal. The battery capacity is 2800mAh and has a lithium battery. I’m super excited to have the opportunity to review the Magicstick  and I can not wait to see if the Magicstick can handle my demands. I haven’t received my charger yet and I will post weekly updates on my experience with the Magicstick.

~Naturalbabydol

Preserving Place

9 Dec

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The Preserving Place is an amazing unknown secret located in the Westside Provisions District on Howell Mill Road which recently opened September 11.  The preserving Place  is Atlanta’s only home for cooking classes, specialty cooking supplies and house-produced preserved food.  Founded by Martha McMillin, Preserving Place draws inspiration from South Carolina Piedmont heritage and the refined architecture of Charleston. I had the pleasure of stopping in on Saturday and I will be the first to admit that I’m not a person who is fond of preserves and when I walked into the store I had no idea what to expect. I was invited to the Westside Provisions District by Oh! Nikka for a day of shopping. We were instantly greeted and were provided with samples of select preserves that were made in the store. I was especially impressed when we were shown the kitchen in which they host classes. My opinion of preserves soon changed when I sampled the spice grape preserves which soon became my favorite and of course I purchased a jar along with a bag of Speltine Vegan Spelt Crackers. Needless to say that I’m in love with preserves. If you’re in the Atlanta area and you haven’t stopped in to tell Martha hello then you should and while your there pick up a few jars of their homemade preserves.

Tristan & Eve Titanium Wedding Band

9 Dec

I had the opportunity to receive one of Tristan & Eve’s Mens 8MM Titanium Wedding Band Ring Brushed Middle Grooves and Raised Ridges with 11 Channel Set CZ to review. “This high quality mens wedding or anniversary ring is the perfect combination of sophistication with masculinity. A short row of 11 channel set cubic zirconias shine brightly without making the ring feminine. The grooves and brushed middle surface also reinforce the masculine ideal within the ring. Made from pure titanium, this is a light ring and will make a wonderful gift for your husband or partner” (http://www.tristanandeve.com/). The ring arrived in a cute little black bag that can be reused to store your ring. I decided to allow my seventeen year old son who normally doesn’t like to wear jewerly assist me with the review. Upon receiving the ring I gave it to my son to wear for the week to see how he felt about the ring. My son wore the ring for the first week everyday to school, after school activities and also during basketball practice and games. I was quite surprised when my son told me that he received compliments from a host of people on his new ring and how much he really enjoyed wearing the ring. This is a surprise from a person who never wears any jewerly. I think that this is a great ring to purchase for an engagement, wedding or promise ring. I think it also makes the perect Christmas gift and you still have time to place your orders by going to http://www.tristanandeve.com for only $18.99 or you can also purchase it from Amazon for only $17.99.

~Naturalbabydol

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Muriels’ Kitchen

9 Dec

I had the opportunity to eat in at Muriel’s Kitchen which is located in Piccadilly Circus in London. Muriel’s Kitchen opened in 2011 and quickly became one of South Kensington’s most popular places to eat. “The concept was inspired by the owners true ‘no-nonsense’ Grandmother whose kitchen was the heart of her home. The restaurant continues to use her secret of recipes, which have been passed down from generation to generation and can still be enjoyed in every meal that is served on their menu. To pay tribute to her legacy, the logo is her real signature! Muriel’s has an amazing menu to choose from but I decided to have my favorite fish and chips. No one can’t come to London and not have fish and chips. The hostess, server and manager were simply delightful and attentive to each guest. The restaurant was filled with customers from the time I arrived until my departure and I can see why because they have some of the best food in London. I had a great time and even asked to take a few pictures. If your ever in London please make sure that you stop by and have some fish and chips or steak. I can assure you that on my next trip you will find me at Muriel’s.

~Naturalbabydol

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Mario’s Birthday Celebration @ Pins Strikes

25 Nov

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My youngest son will be turing seven on this coming Friday November 29 but because I will be traveling abroad for business I decided to have his birthday celebration a week early. We chose Pins Strikes located in Stockbridge, GA because he wanted to bowl, ride on the bumper cars and play laser tag. The party was scheduled to start at 12:30 and when we arrived we were greeted by our host Erin who was absolutely the best host. The party began with the kids bowling against each other and two lanes and boy did they have a great time. Its amazing watching young men playing against each other and enjoying each others company. The kids enjoyed pizza and Superman Cupcakes made my yours truly (Snazzy Cakes, LLC.) then they went on to have a blast in the bumper cars which was a blast! I even rode and had a great time! The bumper cars are spinning bumper cars and allow you to move faster than the average bumper cars. The finally activity before they played in the arcade was laser tag. We had a blast playing against each other on teams trying to invade each others camp to earn the most points in hopes of becoming the champions. In my opionion Pins Strikes is a great place to host your childs birthday party and will indeed be the destination for our next party. We would like to thank Erin for her amazing service!

~Naturalbabydol

 

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