Monday, July 21, 2014

July's #UdderlySmooth Twitter Chat July 27th


This Post is written as part of a continuing relationship I have with Udderly Smooth, though I might receive compensation in the form or product or money all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Wow where did July go? Can't believe it's almost over already. That means we better hurry if we are going to get in a Twitter Chat with Udderly Smooth.  This is one of our usual chats, not a formal Twitter Party. As usual there will be fun and prizes while you learn about all the great things Udderly Smooth products have to offer. Please Join us:

July 27st, 9 PM EST
Hashtag:  #UdderlySmooth

Prizes: 
9 winners will receive an Udderly Smooth gift basket: 


Grand Prize:
One lucky winner will receive a Pandora Bracelet with this cute little cow bead.

Who knows, if we get trending there may even be an extra prize thrown in.

Please help get the word out by RTing:
"Join @UdderlySmooth and @mmc67 for a Twitter Party July 27st. 9PM EST. Great fun & prizes. 
RSVP here: 
http://www.theshakerofsalt.com/2014/07/julys-udderlysmooth-twitter-chat-july.html  #UdderlySmooth "


Rules:
US and Canada are eligible to win prizes. 
All winners are chosen by Random.org from those who have RSVPed and are actively tweeting.
Must be 18 or older to win a prize. 

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Huggies Stylish Baby Wipes, More Then Just For Baby Bums


Though this is a post sponsored by Huggies, all opinions expressed are my own.


Have you seen the new Huggies baby wipes?  They sure have spiced things up with their Clutch 'n' Clean wipes and the new Designer Tubs

Check this out: 

 There not just for baby's bums anymore. I love to take the clutch everywhere with us. Throw in in the purse and your good to go. These are perfect for the messes the little guys get into. Try breaking out one of those old white tubs and they boys are sure to think you have lost your mind. Their not babies anymore, why are you trying to use baby wipes on them?  When I carry the clutch they just know they are going to get clean.
Headed to the beach for the day? These are perfect to pack along with the towels and sunscreen. 


The clutches come in three fun designs and can be refilled over and over and come with a handy strap that make them super portable. 


The new designer tubs are the perfect stylish wipes for the home. With several designs to choose from your sure to find one that fits your decor better then the old, boring white plastic.










Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mrs. Potato Head’s Travel Tips and Packing Essentials

Disclaimer: This post is to tell you about Disney Movies Anywhere. I was not compencated in any way for passing this info on to you, unless you count the warm fuzzy feeling it gives me to share Disney with you all.


Finally School is out for the summer. Are you traveling this summer? Looking for some great travel advice? Perhaps we can all learn a thing or two from the items Mrs. Potato Head Packed up for Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story movies. 
In honor of Disney Movies Anywhere's "Pixar's Summer Movies To GO," she lists some travel tips just for you. Below you will see the female spud's essential packing list.

MRS. POTATO HEAD’S SUMMER TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

‘TATER TRAVEL TIP #1: MAKE A LIST!
Mr. Potato Head can be a klutz when it comes to packing, which is why Mrs. Potato Head loves to make a list of packing essentials for their vacation needs. It’s a good idea for the sweet potato to start planning her list weeks before the traveling ‘taters head off on their journey. By planning so far in advance, you are much less likely to miss off any travel necessities!

‘TATER TRAVEL TIP #2: ROLL UP, ROLL UP!
Who wants to iron an outfit when you reach your destination? Mr. Potato Head doesn't, that’s for sure! Instead of folding your clothes and placing them in your suitcase, try rolling them. Tightly rolled clothes are less likely to get heavy wrinkles from fold creases and they take up less room.

‘TATER TRAVEL TIP #3: PACK LIGHTLY!
Nobody wants to be weighed down with heavy baggage, especially if you’re a tourist ‘tater who wants to wander around with ease. That’s exactly why Mrs. Potato Head suggests everybody packs lightly. Pack layers of clothing that you can easily put on or take off. And think twice about adding that spare pair of shoes to your luggage. Do you really need them?

‘TATER TRAVEL TIP #4: KNOW THE RULES!
Mrs. Potato Head is a stickler for the rules. Get to know them all before you travel, especially if you’re flying! If your journey involves an airplane ride, make sure you pack correctly and don’t place any large liquids (such as a regular-sized bottle of perfume or a can of hairspray) in your carry-on luggage. All liquids brought onto planes must be in 3.4-ounce bottles or smaller. And they must all be placed inside a single, clear, quart-size zip-top bag.

‘TATER TRAVEL TIP #5: CARRY-ON VALUABLES…
What would Mr. Potato Head do without his trusty bowler hat and his angry eyes? Well, every now and then luggage gets delayed or lost – and that’s exactly why it’s a good idea to pack your travel essentials and valuables in your carry-on bag. Never put them in your checked luggage! Make sure your ID, passport, keys, money, credit cards, jewelry and electronics are safe and secure in your carry-on bag, as well as items like extra contact lenses and a spare pair of undies. Happy traveling!


MRS. POTATO HEAD’S PACKING ESSENTIALS

Mrs. Potato Head says: “I’m packing your extra pair of shoes!” 
Don’t be a couch potato on your summer vacation; head outside and explore. When you’re packing your bags, make sure you’ve got comfortable shoes in your luggage. Nobody wants sore tootsies!  

“And your angry eyes, just in case!”
Who wants to get angry-eyed in the blazing sunshine? Nobody! That’s why it’s important to pack your sunglasses. If your eyes need some extra help, don’t forget to take your spectacles and contact lenses, too.

“A dime!”
A few dollars will certainly help ease your summer vacation needs. It also helps to have a credit card for any unexpected incidentals, as well as the purchase of the odd souvenir or two. See if you can seek out a bargain!

“Cheese puffs!”
Don’t forget to pack some snacks for the journey. If you’re a picky eater, it might be wise to add a few of your favorite munchies to your suitcase to ensure you’ve got lots of treats to eat while you’re away, too. Mmmm!

“A spare set of lips!”
Mr. Potato Head can swap his lips with a spare set if they become chapped or sore in the sizzling sunshine. Non-spuds can’t do that, which is why it’s a good idea to pack some lip balm for your travels. Pucker up!

“A key!”
It’s always a good idea to keep all your essentials together in one place, including your keys, money, ID and passport. Be a safe spud on your travels; don’t be a loser this summer!

“Sunscreen!”
Never forget to apply sunscreen in the scorching summer sun… Or, you’ll end up baked!


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Monday, June 2, 2014

June's Udderly Smooth Twitter Party


This Post is written as part of a continuing relationship I have with Udderly Smooth, though I might receive compensation in the form or product or money all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Due to Illness and life we have had to postpone a couple Twitter Chats. We have come to the conclusion that it's time to do something about that. 
We have decided to invite you all to hang out with us. This is one of our usual chats, not a formal Twitter Party. There will be fun prizes and perhaps a surprise or two. Check it out:

June 15th, 9 PM EST
Hashtag:  #UdderlySmooth

Prizes: 
9 winners will receive an Udderly Smooth gift basket: 


Grand Prize:
One lucky winner will receive a Pandora Bracelet with this cute little cow bead.
Please help get the word out by RTing:
"Join @UdderlySmooth and @mmc67 for a Twitter Party June 15th. 9PM EST. Great fun & prizes. 
RSVP here: 
http://www.theshakerofsalt.com/2014/06/junes-udderly-smooth-twitter-party.html"

RSVP:

Sunday, June 1, 2014

5 Apps To Take Your BBQ And Grilling To The Next Level


Disclaimer:
I am a member of the Verizon Lifestyle Blogger Program.
Though this post is written as part of the program all opinions expressed are my own. 

It seems there is an app for everything, and cooking on the grill is no exception. I recently went searching for some apps to load load on my Droid Motorola Maxx. I quickly found out there are tons of them, but, I think following 5 apps will help you take your outside cooking to a whole new level. If you find a great one that is not listed please feel free to share below.


This app has to be #1 on the list because it is so informative. It will start you out with the basics, starting out with how to light a charcoal fire and how to prepare and turn your meats. It also provides some of the best recipes I have tried. Even better then just providing the recipe, when you find the recipe you want to try it automatically makes out a shopping list. If you find a favorite recipe there is a share option that makes it easy to pass it on to your friends through email.
App price: $4.99


This app is pretty self explanatory. All you have to do is select your meat and the thickness and GrillTime will set a timer, tell you when to flip and notify you when it's done. Perfect for those who don't want to be a slave to the grill. Filled your grill? Don't worry you can set this for more then one kind of meat.
App price: $1.99


From Google Play:
"The Pit Pal is an all-inclusive BBQ app for your Android mobile device. It was built with the end goal of being able to help produce more consistent BBQ for backyard cooks, competitors, as well as caterers and restaurateurs.
The Pit Pal enables more consistent BBQ through the use of historical tracking of cooks and results taking into account common BBQ variables such as the temperature and duration of the cook, or the sauce/rub combination, or even the type of wood used or the weather at the time of the cook. Tracking these variables allows the pit master to look back at previous cooks and continue to cook and tweak variables until the perfect combination is hit. And then have the data to replicate that combination at any time.
This is a free app



If you've ever run out of propane halfway though cooking and have a“standard” 20 pound steel propane tank this app is perfect for you. The BBQ TankMeter acoustically measures the amount of propane in your tank. Believe it or not, this app works by holding your phone 6 inches from your tank. When you tap the "Test" button a display message will come up saying "listening for the tank". All you have to do now is strike the center of the tank with your knuckle or a spatula. The tank will then display the message "Reading Tank". The results will then be displayed and tell you just how much propane is left in the tank.
App Price: $2.46


5: Grill-It! Grilling and BBQ Recipes


No grilling/BBQ top app list would be complete without some great recipes and the Grill-It! app has plenty. The app will help you make everythign from meats and seafoods to the meal starters and veggies. 

New recipes are added regularly and they notify you when they are. 
App Price: $1.99

Hope you enjoy these apps, and happy grilling!!!






Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Bose SoundLink Mini: A Summer Must Have






Disclaimer:
I am a member of the Verizon Lifestyle Blogger Program.
Though this post is written as part of the program all opinions expressed are my own. 


On A recent gathering of Verizon Lifestyle Bloggers in NYC we were gifted the Bose SoundLink Mini. This Speaker has proven time and time again that great things do indeed come in small packages. Bose, a company who is well known for their high quality speakers has raised the bar on bluetooth speakers. Here are just a few reasons why this speaker is the perfect summer accessory. 
The size and weight of this speaker is perfect for throwing into your bag and going. It measures just 2x7.1x2.3 inches and weighs just 1.5 pounds. Just don't be fooled by the speaker's small size. The sound that comes from it is impressive to say the least. The sound that comes from this little speaker is easily compared to much bigger plugged in speakers. 
The speaker is solid with the metal and aluminum shell but if you want to protect it even more you can purchase it's optional soft cover for just $24.99.
Your SoundLink Mini can be brought along on all your summer adventures. After fully charging you are ready to bring listen to your favorite tunes for up to 7  full hours. The Mini is charged though it's own charging cradle, not a micro USB port like many other Bluetooth speakers. 
The SoundLink is great for a day out with your friends. It can remember 6 different Bluetooth devices which makes it perfect for all your friends to bring their favorite tunes. 
Final Conclusions:  
Though the price of the speaker ($199) may seem a bit expensive, I think this is a case of you get what you pay for. The Sound of this speaker is unlike any portable Bluetooth speaker I have tried to date. I think the size is perfect for portability and would recommend it to anyone. 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Udderly Smooth Twitter Party 4/13/14


This Post is written as part of a continuing relationship I have with Udderly Smooth, though I might receive compensation in the form or product or money all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Due to Illness and life we have had to postpone a couple Twitter Chats. We have come to the conclusion that it's time to do something about that. 
We have decided to invite you all to hang out with us. This is one of our usual chats, not a formal Twitter Party. There will be fun prizes and perhaps a surprise or two. Check it out:

April 13th, 9 PM EST
Hashtag:  #UdderlySmooth

Prizes: 
9 winners will receive an Udderly Smooth gift basket: 


Grand Prize:
One lucky winner will receive a Pandora Bracelet with this cute little cow bead.
Please help get the word out by RTing:
"Join @UdderlySmooth and @mmc67 for a Twitter Party April 13th. 9PM EST. Great fun & prizes. 
RSVP here: 
http://www.theshakerofsalt.com/2014/04/udderly-smooth-twitter-party-41314.html"

RSVP: