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WE’VE MOVED!!! WE ARE NOW AT WWW.NATURALBABYDOL.COM

21 Jan

Good Morning Everyone!!!

We wanted to let you know that we have moved from http://naturalbaby.wordpress.com to our new site HTTP://WWW.NATURALBABYDOL.COM

PLEASE BE SURE TO COME OVER AND JOIN US THERE!

THANK YOU!

~NATURALBABYDOL

 

Press Release: Fantasy Abounds When Knights & Dragons Unite

15 Jan

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FANTASY ABOUNDS WHEN KNIGHTS & DRAGONS UNITE

Medieval Times and Dragon Con partner for a theme night of fantasy, cosplay, and competition.

ATLANTA (January 15, 2014)—In a realm where fantasy abounds, two imaginary worlds collide with Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament’s inaugural Dragon Con Night, a partnership with Atlanta’s famed pop culture convention.

On Friday, January 31 for the 8:00pm show, Medieval Times entices guests to find their inner geek in pursuit of making memories and bringing imagination to life. Doors to the Castle officially open at 6:45pm, and the program begins with a costume contest featuring a $1,000 grand prize for the winning adult’s costume (ages 13+) and a deluxe Medieval Times gift basket for the winning child’s costume (ages 12 & under). All costumes are welcome, and there is no need for costumes to be medieval in nature. All contestants must arrive by 6:45pm in order to be eligible for entry. Celebrity judges include Roy Wooley, two-time Face Off runner-up and Netherworld makeup artist, and Medieval Times’ Head Knight and cosplay genius, Jason Jones.

In hopes of welcoming fans of fiction, Medieval Times offers substantial savings for this special show with All Seats $28 using code 28DCON.  Upgrade packages are additional, but guests in costume will receive a free upgrade to VIP Royalty, while supplies last. Please arrive early, as VIP Royalty is in limited supply.

Don your finest costume, step into a world of fantasy, and join Medieval Times and Dragon Con for an experience where heroes are born and legends take breath. For reservations, please visit the gift shop at Sugarloaf Mills, call 1-888-WE-JOUST (935-6878), or visit bit.ly/dconknight.

About Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Medieval Times Entertainment launched in Majorca, Spain, in 1973 and opened its first North American Castle in Kissimmee, Fla., in 1983. Now regarded as North America’s longest running and most popular dinner attraction, more than 50 million guests have experienced Medieval Times at Castles in Buena Park, Calif., Schaumburg, Ill., Hanover, Md., Lyndhurst, N.J., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Dallas, Atlanta, Orlando, FL and Toronto, Ont., Canada. In 2007, the company moved its North American headquarters to Irving, Texas, close to the company’s Chapel Creek Ranch in Sanger, Texas. Medieval Times is online at http://www.medievaltimes.com and reachable at 1-888-WE-JOUST (888-935-6878).

About Dragon Con

Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, pop culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe! Dragon Con is a 4-day event comprising approximately 3500 hours of panels, seminars, demonstrations, and workshops, with over 30 specialized programming tracks that include writing, alternate history, anime, gaming, costuming, space, science, independent film, podcasting, Star Trek, Star Wars, X-Files, and many more. Now in its 28th year, Dragon Con will be held Labor Day weekend, August 29 – September 1, 2014 at The Hyatt Regency Atlanta, The Atlanta Marriott Marquis, The Hilton Atlanta, The Atlanta Sheraton, The Westin Peachtree Plaza and The America’s Mart. Visit www.DragonCon.org for more details.

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Live up to your Resolutions & Vision Board Aspirations in 2014

15 Jan

On yesterday January 14, 2013 I decided to leave the office for lunch instead of sitting in my cubicle pretending that I am having lunch when in reality I am still working. I was in the mood for Shrimp and Grits so I decided to come to Broad Way Diner located in Fayetteville, GA. It’s a great spot for me to escape the day’s hustle and bustle of the corporate world. I celebrated my 38th Birthday on this past Saturday and a few of my aspirations are to expand my business, continue on my blogging journey, travel to at least five new places in the world, take my kids to at least three states that they have never visited and enlarge my territory. I was sitting in my cubicle today and I realized that may of the people that I work with will never live their true dreams, never reach for anything other than what they can see in front of them, never truly experience life because of fear or aspire for better. Why? I have learned in my experience that just as the saying goes “A closed mouth will never get feed”. I encounter countless individuals daily that have million dollar ideas but penny ambition to work hard to see their dreams come to fruition. I thank God daily for creating me a “fearless woman”. Its 2014 and I’m sure New Year resolutions have been made and vision boards created but my question to you is what have you done up to today that has put you one step closer to your dreams/goals? You’re vision board is compiled of many things that you hope to accomplish in 2014 but what have you done to drive the process. You have to put in the work. Have you put in the work? One must not sit around and expect for a successful business, new car or home, new position at work or that much deserved raise to fall in your lap. Life just doesn’t work that way. YOU HAVE TO PUT IN THE WORK!

Here are Naturalbabydol’s Tips to pursuing your 2014 Goals:

1.            Create your vision board or purchase a journal and make it your vision or dream journal. (I do both so that I have a board at home and a journal that I can have readily in my purse)

2.            Once your aspirations, goals and dreams are written then re-write them individually on post its. (I prefer the long ones so I can write more)

3.            Take the post it notes and stick them in the places you are the most in your house (Bedroom mirror or window, refrigerator, cupboards, doors, laundry room. OK you get the idea! I also stick them in my cubicle at work)

4.            Break down your goals in dreams. Prioritize them so that you can get a better understanding of which ones are easier to meet than the others.

5.            Conduct research. Find a mentor. Arm yourself with like-minded individuals.

6.            NOW THE FUN BEGINS. YOU HAVE TO PUT IN THE WORK!

One aspiration that I wrote in my vision board was to be able to serve on a blogging team for 2014. Although I am fairly new to the blogging world in my mind there are no limitations. I may not be ranked among the top sought after bloggers but who says that I can’t accomplish what I desire to in the blogging world. I wrote the vision and made a plan, and then I started to contact various conferences. Why? Because I will never be afforded the opportunity if I don’t sell myself and distinguish what sets me apart from others. I have the opportunity to tell to the world who I am, what I can bring to the table and how I can build a brand. Because of my aggressiveness I have been selected to work on two blogging teams so far. How’s that for putting in the work? This was just one of many goals written in my vision book and one more entry that I can mark off as complete. I challenge everyone to write the vision, make a plan and PUT IN THE WORK!

~Naturalbabydol

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

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.

Aio Wireless Giveaway!!

20 Dec

Aio Wireless Family Holiday Gift Guide

ZTE for one, ZTE for all!

It’s that time of year when we are all scrambling to choose the best gifts for loved ones.  The latest gadgets and tech are always hot items on the top of many wish-lists and Aio Wireless has a family of device options suitable for everyone. With sensible flat-rate monthly plans and no annual contract, Aio makes it’s easy to give a great gift that won’t break the bank this holiday season.  Whether you’re shopping for mom, dad, a tween or teen, the ZTE family of devices are among the many fantastic options available at Aio Wireless.

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Looking for more than a new phone to gift this year? The ZTE Velox tablet available for $179.99 at Aio Wireless is fully equipped with all the tools needed for work, play or a little bit of both. With a 7’ inch screen, multiple web browsers and the Google Play store, The ZTE Velox is the mobile viewer’s choice this season. Aio offers a tablet plan with 250MB of data for $15 a month with taxes and fees included. Plus, Forbes writer T.J. Mccue had many nice things to say about the ZTE Velox.

All of these options and more are available at an Aio Wireless retail location near you or online at www.aiowirelesscom. That’s right, even if there’s not an Aio store in your city, you can enjoy the simple, sensible, new way to wireless at the click of a mouse. Aio makes shopping for a wireless plan simple with three easy plans to choose from, priced.

But wait! I’m going to provide one lucky winner with their very own brand new ZTE Velox!

And HERE’S how you ENTER!!!

CLICK THE RAFFLECOPTER LINK below and it will take you right where you need to enter!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

THE WINNER IS >>>>KiSheyna ‘Kiwi’ Durham! Congratulations!!!

~Naturalbabydol

Aio Wireless Store Grand Opening in Decatur

16 Dec

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On yesterday London my blogging Elf and I was invited out to attend the Grand Opening of one of the Aio Wireless locations in Decatur where Talking with Tami was the host. I was excited to finally meet her and network with fellow bloggers. The event was a hit and Talking with Tami spoke to the group on the importance of Branding, Blogging 101 and the rules of blogging. I can definitely say that I learned a lot from Tami. Tami covered major key points in the world of blogging and I especially love the way that she emphasis that it’s a business that you must grow and you can not expect it to be an overnight success. Tami also taught us that as a blogger you should take events and promotions that you are passionate about.

We also had the opportunity to go to each station and learn about all of the phones and services that Aio Wireless has to offer including their tablet and accessories. In the event you were not aware there is no contract! That’s right there is no contract  which in itself makes this an awesome cellular service provider. Aio offers three plans that include unlimited talk, text and data which has great high-speed access which includes 4G LTE. Aio customers can choose from a selection of smartphones, tablets and feature phones from ZTE, Samsung, Nokia, Apple and others. For more information please visit www.aiowireless.com. www.facebook.com/aiowireless and www.twitter.com/aiowireless.

~Naturalbabydol

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