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Chick-Fil-A Truett’s Luau

1 Jan

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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.

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

Three Events In Two Days

23 Nov

OH! NIKKA PINK AND PURPLE BRUNCH

I can truly say that I am living my life! I had the pleasure of attending four different events in two days on last weekend. My Saturday started out with an amazing Pink and Purple Brunch for Oh! Nikka which was held at The Lobby Bar & Bistro located in Atlantic Station here in Atlanta. I have visited The Lobby several times and I have always enjoyed myself and they provide a great brunch menu with a variety of items to choose from so if your ever in Atlanta this is the place to visit.  I almost forgot the “Bottomless Mimosa’s” are amazing!

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NATURAL GIRLS ROCK CHRISTMAS PARTY 2013

I had a great time attending The Natural Girls Rock Christmas Party with my sister Alisha. We had a great time meeting fellow naturals and vendors from the surrounding Atlanta area.

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FOREVER PINK FOUNDATION’S BEST MAN PREMIERE

I had the pleasure of attending the second annual Forever Pink Foundation Movie Premiere on last weekend.The Forever Pink Foundation was created by chapters of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. I attended their first premiere for “SPARKLE” starring Whitney Houston. This year we had the pleasure of supporting the ladies with their second premiere fund-raiser and they chose THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY. If you have never attended one of their events then you are indeed missing out because these ladies know how to host an amazing event and raise money for their communities. The night was filled with excitement leading up to the movie beginning along with swag bags, raffles and great prizes. The Forever Pink Foundation had two jammed packed theatres for THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY premiere. I was blessed to be apart and I can not wait until their next event!

~Naturalbabydol

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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

30 Oct

Midtown
1100 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-475-2277

On Saturday Night October 26, 2013 I was invited to The Oceanaire Seafood Room for a surprise birthday celebration. I arrived at the restaurant at 7:15pm and the celebration was scheduled to begin at 7:30pm. I was pleasantly welcomed as I walked through the revolving door by the maître d’ was very helpful in directing me to the private room that was reserved for our gathering. The guest arrived and shortly thereafter the guest of honor walked through the doors to our private room and was surprised that his family and friends had managed to surprise him for his birthday. The Chef arrived to the table and proceeded to tell us about dishes that have made The Oceanaire Seafood Room famous. Since I’m a true Southern Belle I decided to have their Shrimp & Grits. I can honestly say that they were amazing! I will attach a picture below. The night progressed and soon came to an end. This was my first time visiting The Oceanaire Seafood Room but will not be my last.

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Fright Night at Fernbank Museum

28 Oct
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Martinis & IMAX Fright Night Fernbank

On Friday, October 25, 2013 I had the opportunity to attend Martinis & IMAX Fright Night at The Fernbank Museum as a guest of one of Atlanta’s Socialite Bloggers Oh! Nikka. This was my first time attending the Fright Night and it will not be my last. The night was filled with gruesome goblins, ghost, walking dead and even pirates. The highlight of the evening was “the pair of jacks” (Jack Spade) who stole the night amongst awesome and creative costumes. The night was a total success and I had a ball partying with the walking dead in celebration of Halloween.

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Perfumed Jewelry! A Genius Concept!

16 Jan

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PERFUMED JEWERLY’S STORY

Perfumed Jewelry brings a woman’s two favorites – perfume and jewelry, together in one stunning filigree pendant. Your choice of brand name perfume is infused into a JewelStone which releases your signature scent all day long, every day, for 28 days.

With up to 2,000 perfume and design combinations available through perfumedjewelry.com, you can choose the perfect perfume and pendant to suit your mood, style, or occasion. Each purchase includes your chosen pendant, a complimentary necklace, and three scent-infused JewelStones packaged in a beautiful storage jar.

Fifteen years ago, Renee looked into her mother’s jewelry box and found a scented handkerchief that had scented all of the jewelry in the box. While the scent didn’t last, she thought, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to put perfume and jewelry together?”

Following years of research into a way of infusing real perfume into a delivery system that lasts up to 28 days, Perfumed Jewelry was developed – finally bringing Renee’s dream into reality.

Perfumed Jewelry brings a woman’s favourite perfume and jewelry together in one stunning filigree pendant.

Each combination is unique and reflects the wearer’s personality, mood and style. (www.perfumedjewelry.com)

Perfumed Jewelry allows you to choose your scent depending on your mood, the occasion, and it lasts all day.

Perfumed Jewelry is not simply a pendant or a perfume. It is a statement that proclaims ‘I am unique’.

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I stumbled upon this company on Instagram and Twitter and I was simply blown away by the genius concept. I was excited to learn more about this brand. I was pleasantly surprised to find out from my research that I could enjoy two of my favorite items: perfume and jewelry all in one. I had the honor to receive Eternity Silver pendant which comes with a 30 inch chain and although there are well over 200 perfumes to choose from I requested Chanel No. 5 one of my favorites. I can recall the moment my mother came home because I could smell the Chanel No.5 that she wore and from a child I feel in love. The necklace comes in the prettiest white box with a black ribbon with Perfumed Jewelry written all over and is basically already packaged to be given as a gift. The perfume JewelStone lasts for 28 days. I have been wearing mine and I have received the most compliments on how wonderful I smell.

In my opinion the ultimate gift to give going into 2014 is definitely a beautiful necklace and pendant from Perfumed Jewelry with a signature perfume JewelStone. Christmas is in a few days and as we go into the new year this is definitely a unique and special gift to present to your special girl for New Years, Valentines Day, Birthdays or as a “just because” gift. The shipping is super face so there is no need to worry about how long it will take to arrive because Renee is very efficient in shipping to you ASAP. I challenge all of my readers to go visit www.perfumedjewelry.com and just for you use coupon code “Naturalbabydol” to receive a 10% discount. Please don’t forget to tag all your pictures on Instagram Perfumed Jewelry & Naturalbabydol1 and on Twitter to Perfumed Jewelry and Naturalbabydol.

~Naturalbabydol

Disclosure

The review is based solely on my opinion and usage of my Perfumed Jewelry.

Influenster #JollyVoxBox

15 Jan

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HAPPY TIMES!!!!

Can you tell how happy I was to finally receive my very first box from Influenster? Let’s just say I was pretty darn excited to go to my postal box and find a box of goodies for me to try. So with anymore wait lets get to it. Just incase you have never heard of Influenster let me give you the details:

Influenster is a free-to-join community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences. Influenster invites its most active members to participate in exclusive VoxBox programs where members receive complimentary products to test and review.  In exchange,  we the bloggers and influensters  do what we love to do: share our opinions with our friends & followers on social media! So what is a VoxBox you ask? VoxBoxes are boxes filled with complimentary products from your favorite (or soon-to-be-favorite) brands. If your interested simply go to http://www.influenster.com

In this particular #JollyVoxBox I received a six count of Skinny Cow Peanut Butter Crème Divine Filled Chocolate Candy, 10 2-Ply Puffs Plus Lotion Tissues, Decorative Duck Tape Mini Duckling, NYC New York Color HD Trio Color eye shadow and Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer.

This was my first time trying the Skinny Cow Candy and trust me although they are only 130 calories they are yummy. I will admit that I thought that they would taste like a diet treat but I was pleasantly surprised. The kids also enjoyed the Skinny Cows as well and I have now added them as an extra treat on my grocery list. As a mother puffs are regularly used in my house and the plus lotion gave them a super soft feel. The NYC New York Color HD Trio Color eye shadow was awesome and it was a plus that they were more of a natural tone which is what I normally wear to work and more popping colors when going out to events. The Decorative Duck Tape was an item that I have often looked at in the store countless times but just never made the decision to actually purchase one and to my surprise I have the opportunity to finally try it. I was a bit creative with mine and covered an old cracked cell phone case. Lastly there was the Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer and the color was Luna. This was indeed not the color for my skin tone. I was not particularly pleased with it nor did I think in my opinion that it looked good on me either so I plan on gifting it to my sister because she has the skin tone color to pull of the look.

In my opinion I was pleasantly pleased with my #JollyVoxBox and will indeed be adding the items to my list of new items for 2014.

~Naturalbabydol

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