Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse

We do our best to make brush your teeth time fun around here! It goes something like – brush, brush, brush, and swish…

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The swish is an important step that we never miss. It’s not just about having fresh breath. A fluoride-containing mouth rinse, is a great way to protect tooth enamel, fight plaque, and help prevent gum disease. Knowing that, why not make it fun? So, it’s game on with Becca and the new Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse, as they tackle those hard-to-reach areas that toothbrushes can easily miss.

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With Stella or Red Bird perched atop each bottle, the sink beckons and one of the world’s most popular games makes oral care entertaining in its own right. The bubble gum flavor is kid-friendly and the formula is sugar and alcohol-free. Each bottle of Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse also comes with a convenient snap off cup that allows for precise measuring.

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Swish, swish, swish and smile! Turns out cavities are no match for this Angry Bird! Becca loves using this mouth rinse. She gives the clean feeling and the flavors (Bubblegum, Stellaberry) two big beaks up.

A few examples as to why we also love Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse:

  • A convenient “no mess” cup is attached to the bottom of the bottle; makes measuring the right quantity simple. Then, slide it back in for storage (no more messy dripping caps)
  • Sugar-free, alcohol-free
  • Contains fluoride for strong enamel
  • Provides long-lasting anti-cavity protection
  • Freshens breath
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse is recommended for kids ages 6 and up.

It’s available at Target, Walgreens Wal-Mart, CVS, Safeway, Rite-Aid and other like retailers for MSRP of just $3.99.

FireFly is a Dr.Fresh Brand! Connected with FireFly on Facebook and Twitter.

FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. Opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own.

Welcome to the family LuLu

Please welcome our new grand-baby, Louise Fay. She’s just the sweetest little darling.

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She is one lucky girl to be loved by so many! I can’t wait to watch her relationship blossom and grow with her big sister, Becca. There is just something special about the bond between sisters.

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So forgive me if I’ve been running a little behind on emails and blogging lately. I’m slowly catching up, but it’s pretty hard to be focused with this much cuteness going on.

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Just what in the world is Aioli? #EasyAioli #RedGoldRecipes

Isn’t it funny when you have never heard of something that all of a sudden it starts popping up everytime you turn around? That recently happened to me after having received the kit below from Red Gold. It contained sumptuous sounding varieties of their petite diced tomatoes, garlic & olive oil, zesty lime juice & cilantro, hot green chilies and just plain tomato, along with a tomato spreader, a nifty Red Gold apron and a recipe guide.

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So, you might be asking, what out of those items hadn’t I heard of before? The recipe guide was entitled, “Easy Aioli recipes”, and I had no idea what aioli was, and had to resort to looking it up online. I am an avid food show watcher and was surprised that this condiment didn’t ring a bell.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, aioli is “a mayonnaise flavored with garlic and sometimes other ingredients (as red pepper)”. The origin of AIOLI is occitan, from ai garlic + oli oil, it’s first know use was 1896! Wouldn’t you know it, once I looked it up and discovered what is actually was, I started seeing a local fast food joint advertising their new aioli-infused chicken sandwich!

The recipe card further intrigued me, since it contained a base recipe for aioli, which requires a 14.5 ounce can of Red Gold petite diced tomatoes, drained, along with ½ cup light mayonnaise, which makes a tomato aioli. There are nine more recipes given, where you substitute one of the flavored Red Gold petite diced tomatoes and adding some seasonings for more flavor-enhancing options! One that really caught my eye (and perked my taste buds) is the one where you take the basic recipe and add 3 Tbsps prepared horseradish, 1 tsp Thyme and salt and pepper to make horseradish aioli. Sounds so yummy to me.

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On the back of the recipe card are five actual recipes that you can incorporate the various aioli flavorings in. I decided that the “Best Year Round BLT with tomato aioli” was one that I wanted to try. #RedGoldRecipes.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS PREPARATION TIME: 20 MINUTES

Ingredients
½ cup light mayonnaise
1 (14.5 ounce) can RED GOLD® PETITE DICED TOMATOES
4 large lettuce leaves
12 slices bacon, cooked and drained
Ground black pepper to taste

Directions
Combine mayonnaise and RED GOLD® PETITE DICED TOMATOES to make the Tomato Aioli.
(It’s also suggested that you combine in a small bowl and refrigerate to blend the flavors.)

Place lettuce on 4 slices of bread and then add three strips of bacon and top with Tomato Aioli and black pepper. Place slice of bread on top. Cut in half and serve.

I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this, since I never use mayonnaise, let alone light mayonnaise. I have always bought and used Miracle Whip in all my cooking, having been brought up on it. I wanted to stay true to the recipe, so I decided to purchase a large jar of light mayonnaise. This is in hopes that I would just love the aioli and want to try all of the flavors!

We just finished our “Best Year Round BLT with tomato aioli” sandwiches and I have to say that they were great! My husband, ever the purest, had to have sliced tomatoes on his. I, however, let the delectable tomato flavor of the aioli brighten up one of my favorite sandwiches, bringing it to new heights. My husband remarked that with a side of chips and a tall glass of lemonade, this would be the perfect summer lunch. Even though it was a spring 50ish day, I would say that I agree with him, but it was perfect for today, as well! So tasty, something I will definitely be making again in the future.

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I am sure glad that I decided to buy the larger jar of mayonnaise, I am a new fan and a new-found fan of aioli and cannot wait to try out the other medley of flavors the Red Gold Petite Diced tomatoes with their lively flavors have to offer.

Get social with Red Gold and follow along on Twitter and Facebook.
Be sure to visit the Red Gold official website for more information, for some more easy, flavorful recipes and even shop!

Enter to win!
Red Gold’s “How Do YOU Aioli” Sweepstakes!

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To support these new aioli recipes, Red Gold is launching a “How do you Aioli” Facebook contest that runs from May 7 – May 28, 2014. Select which aioli you like the best and enter the contest for a chance to win one of three Red Gold Aioli Prize Packs that includes a Cuisinart Elite Griddler, a Red Gold Apron, and other great prizes. Starting on May 7th, just go to https://www.facebook.com/RedGold and select which aioli that you like the best.

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. All opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own. This blog post contains no affiliate links.

My favorite Instagrams from 2013

I love Instagram! Below is a list of ten favorites from 2013!

Photo-bombed!
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Sighed by Elizabeth Gilbert

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Now that’s a keeper! The fish and my dad..lol

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Sweetness.. our granddaughter & Roxy watching cartoons.

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My family’s reaction to me using technology during our camping trip.

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Puppies! Love when family members add to their pack.

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No more braces!

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Married! Our oldest said I Do.

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Batman, walking down Hollywood Blvd.

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My view while walking the red carpet for the Hollywood preimere of Thor:The Dark World.

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Be sure to follow me on Instagram for another fun year of photo sharing!

I’d love to follow back, please leave your user name or link in the comments.

Delivery Man Red Carpet Premiere @ The Famous El Capitan Theatre #DeliveryManEvent

It was a star studded evening at the Delivery Man Red Carpet Premiere in Hollywood at the El Capitan Theater, and I was there!

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(above Photos Courtesy of Dreamworks Pictures)

Just like the film, the mood on the red carpet was upbeat and fun! It was nice to see the cast up close – smiling, giving interviews, and interacting with fans. It sure made for a great first time experience on the red carpet for me!

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After the preimere, I had the pleasure of attending the VIP after-party at The Hard Rock Hollywood. There, I was able to mingle with a group of celebs that worked on the film, and also spend time with some pretty great bloggers. It was an amazing night, filled with fun moments that I wont soon forget. Like a nice conversation and kiss on the cheek from Vince Vaughn, and laughing it up with this guy, Derrick Arthur. An up and coming comedic actor, I believe we’ll be seeing much more of.

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“DreamWorks Pictures’“Delivery Man” stars Vince Vaughn as affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier resulted in 533 children. David must now embark on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but also the father that he could become.”

Watch for my Delivery Man review, as well as interviews with Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders and Vince Vaughn to be posted here soon!

Stay social with the movie!

Like Delivery Man on Facebook: Facebook.com/DeliveryManMovie  

Follow Delivery Man on Twitter: @DeliveryManFilm

Follow Delivery Man on Pinterest: Pinterest.com/DeliveryManFilm

Follow Delivery Man on Instagram: DeliveryManMovie

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Delivery Man will be in theaters this November 22!

I am working with Disney, Marvel, and Dreamworks as part of this event. They provided me with travel, food and lodging in exchange for my coverage. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own.

Coca-Cola’s America Is Your Park Campaign #TakeItToThePark

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks and Coca-Cola.

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As much as I love watching movies, there is nothing like getting outside and active with my family. Having a park with-in walking distance of our house has really helped to create some fun memories with our girls. It doesn’t matter how many times we gather up a few toys and walk to the park, it never seems to lose it’s excitement.

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Our park doesn’t have much in the way of structures, so we relay on bringing our own fun, by doing things together. Like playing ball, and frisbee.

What our park does have, besides a couple of swings and simple climbers, is a nice walking track. Perfect for clearing my mind and taking in some fresh air while the kids play.

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Even Roxy enjoys time spent at the park!

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Does your family enjoy time at the park? Like ours, could your park use a little help? You can vote for your favorite park in Coca-Cola’s America Is Your Park campaign. The winning park will receive a $100,000 recreation grant to be used for improvements, while 2nd and 3rd will receive $50,000 and $25,000 grants, respectively. There will also be a $15,000 wildcard grant awarded to a lucky park chosen randomly from the remaining top 25 parks. Your park can earn points  in different ways, even by just visiting your park.

Head over to America Is Your Park website to learn more!

Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed and photos used are my honest and my own.

Make Your Backyard Party Central This Summer with Frito-Lay #Giveaway

Fire up the grill and grab the chips, summer is finally here! Nothing screams summer like a family barbecue.
We recently kick started summer by enjoying an afternoon and evening outside with our girls. As always, we had a great time.

Chips and dip, and smiles all around as dad. a.k.a. the grill master made the burgers.

They were delicious as usual, and perfectly paired with homemade baked beans and corn on the cob.

Backyard barbecues are always a hit with our family. Especially with Roxy, our basset hound, who manages to find a little “extra” food before the day is over.

Speaking of a hit, these new Ruffles Max Smokehouse Barbecue flavored chips were a HUGE hit with my husband and teenage daughter. While I prefer Scoops and Tostitos Chunky Salsa, they both could not get enough of these.

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Frito-Lay wants to be sure we’re all fully prepared to turn any backyard into party central!

Click and print these delicious and easy recipes! Perfect for any barbecue or get together.

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Enter to win!

One Five Dollar Shake reader will win an awesome Frito-Lay Backyard Party Fan Pack!

Your Frito-Lay Backyard Party Fan Pack will include:

1 Tampico Lantern

2-Piece Chip and Dip Set

1 bag of Tostitos® SCOOPS!® Tortilla Chips

1 jar of Tostitos® Chunky Salsa – Medium

1 bag of use RUFFLES® MAX Smokehouse Style BBQ Potato Chips

1 jar of RUFFLES® Ultimate Barbeque Dip

Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issues with the widget or would rather enter by email, please feel free to contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on July 12th.

Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed and photos are honest and my own.

Fotor, Free Online Photo Editing Review

Being a mom, I take a lot of photos. I snap them, usually with my phone, and sometimes I even send them to our home computer. But, too often that’s where they stop and sit. I look at them on the screen and ask “why”, why have I not bought a newer camera? I know with some real editing most of my photos could be share worthy, even print worthy, but editing can be a tedious and time consuming task. Good software can also cost a pretty pricey.

Thankfully I was asked to review Fotor, a Free Online Photo Editing site. Fotor’s free photo editing features including photo collage, photo effects, text, photo cards and more. No downloads, no need to even create an account.

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I was expecting just the basics, and maybe a limited supply of tools, what I found was endless possibilities!

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Fotor offers a large work space, with a nice selection of tools all around the screen. From the basics, to the extreme. I’ve been playing with it for weeks and still haven’t tried everything.

I found myself a little frustrated that the software will let me add a border and text, but offers a limited supply of fonts, and no way that I can see to change the size of either one.

I do like the before and after photo view. Not having much experience with photo editing, this gives me some prospective while making changes. Most of Fotor photo effects have been quick, and pretty easy to use. Which I really like !

Hello my sweet faced hound! Now I see you!

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My teenage daughter had fun playing around with the collage mode. Fotor offers a lot of control in this mode, like resizing photos, and even the layouts. Though they also have several nice pre-made layouts already avaible. Fotor even offers a wide selection of greeting cards that you can easily customize.

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I plan to keep http://www.fotor.com bookmarked on my family computer. It’s definitely a quick and easy way to turn my so, so photos into share worthy, and even print worthy photos.

FTC disclosure: Monetary payment was received for my time to share this review. I was not asked to write a favorable review. All opinions expressed and photos used are my own and honest.