5-Hour Energy Yummification Contest Winners

I am not a huge fan of energy drinks but I do like to drink 5-Hour Energy drinks on days where I don’t have the energy to get through my day.  5-Hour Energy recently had a contest where they asked their fans to film a video of what they mix their 5-Hour Energy shots with.  The winners were recently announced and I wanted to share the winning combinations with you because they sound amazing and I am going to have to try them.

First Place ($50,000 prize): “Pomelimelade” by Tim Merlau, Los Angeles, CA

o   This winning submission mixes a Pomegranate 5-hour ENERGY® shot with limeade, and then takes us on a musical journey through all that can be accomplished over several hours (spoiler alert:  it’s a lot).

o   “Pomelimelade”

§  1 glass Limeade

§  1 shot of Pomegranate 5-hour ENERGY®


 Second Place ($30,000 prize): “Ramalamadingdong” by Mark Golembeski, Los Angeles, CA

o   The second place video helps us turn that 2:30 feeling frown upside down by mixing a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with lemonade.  This video has it all: a clown, a puppy, a guy in a tutu, and much more.

o   “Ramalamadingdong”

§  1 glass Lemonade

§  1 shot of Berry 5-hour ENERGY®

Third Place ($10,000 prize): “Arnold Power” by Zac Sheorn, Lugoff, SC

o   The third place winner reminds us that you don’t have to be good at sports, but mixing a Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY® shot with decaffeinated iced tea helps keep you refreshed while practicing.  And practicing.

o   “Arnold Power”

§  1 glass Decaf Iced Tea

§  1 shot of Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY®

I have to say that the one I am most excited to try is Ramalamadingdong.  It seems like the one that I would enjoy the most out of the 3 of them.  If you want to check out the video’s you can click right here to watch them.  If you love energy shots and/or drinks that make sure you try these and let me know what you think of them!

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Coyne PR & 5-hour Energy.  The opinions expressed in this review at 100% mine.
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Minute Ready to Serve Rice #LoveEveryMinute


When I was approached to do this review I was super excited because I eat tons of rice and I am always on the look out for quick and easy things I can throw in my purse to eat for lunch while I am at work during the week.  They have tons a great “recipes” of things that you can mix in with all the different kinds of Minute Ready to Serve Rice.  They have 10 different kinds and flavors.  I chose just to get the white rice kind because it was the one that I felt I could mix with the most things and everyone knows I am all about options.  Here is what I chose to do with the first one.


I made pizza rice because I just happened to have pizza sauce because I recently bought some gluten-free pizza crusts and I still had left over sauce and pepperoni that I could use.  I used another bowl to mix it all up in because I didn’t want make a mess and I wasn’t sure if the little container that the rice came in was going to be big enough.  I didn’t measure anything I just put enough sauce in until it look good enough and then I add the cheese and pepperoni.  I did cut up the pepperoni into little pieces because I figured that if I left them like they came they would be too big and I was glad that I did cut them up.  Here is a picture of the cheese and pepperoni before I mixed them in.



I mixed them in and then I warmed it up for a few more seconds because I wanted the cheese to melt and what not.  I really did enjoy this one and I know that I will make it again that is for sure.  This literally only took minutes to make and it was great tasting.  I am going to make rice pudding tonight.  All you have to do is warm up the rice and then add one vanilla pudding cup to it with raisins and you have a great desert.

These also are great for lunches because they are affordable.  They are by far cheaper than fast food and they are better for you as well.  These have become my new go to lunch items because of the price and they are better for me than other things that I eat for lunch.  They also make great deserts as well.  If you are looking for quick and easy lunch items check this out and I know you won’t be disappointed.

Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is an ideal portable solution for lunch or breakfast because you can eat it on the go, straight from the cup. In just 60 seconds, you have fully cooked rice for any meal or snack. You’ll never get bored with your lunch since there are 10 flavorful and wholesome varieties. If you’re looking for a healthy option, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice provides easy portion control since it’s conveniently packaged in two individual single-serve cups.

Visit http://www.minuterice.com/ for recipes, including Minute® Ready to Serve Stir it Up recipe ideas and more information about the Minute® Rice family of products.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.

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GoGoBot #GogobotTravel

If I could pick anywhere to go to I have decided that I would want to go to New York, New York.  GoGoBot is a great site to use when planing your  vacations.  It has all of the information that you could ever want when it  comes to booking a hotel to planning what you are going to do while you are there!  I am going to be planning my dream trip using GoGoBot and here is what I would be doing if I had the money to travel there.

I would for sure rather stay in a condo for sure.  I am not a huge fan of hotels and since I would be there about a week or so a condo is a great way to save some money on food because you can do your own cooking.  GoGoBot has a list of all of the places where you can rent a condo or a hotel room.

I really like these condo’s because who doesn’t want to be right at times square???  You can click here and see more of the pictures of these condos.

There are so many things to do there that I decided I would just list a few of the things that I would love to do while I was there.  This list doesn’t even touch on how much shopping I would be doing!

You can go here and see more of the attractions and things that you can do while in New York.  Since I have done all this research on going there I am going to start saving so that I can go there and experience what it is like to be there.

If you are planning a trip you really should use GoGoBot because it makes it so easy to see everything you can do.  It is great to have everything all on one page and at one location.  For my next trip I am for sure going to be using GoGoBot to plan it!

Gogobot allows you to tap into the knowledge of your friends when planning a trip anywhere. You can find like-minded travelers and inspiration for your next vacation, creating easy-to-use wishlists you can return to again and again.

And when you are not in vacation mode or planning a trip, you can discover hidden gems in your own neighborhood for entertaining guests or a weekend staycation.

The best part? Every page on Gogobot is personalized. You can see reviews from your friends and people you are following at the top, which allows you to weed out the noise and fraudulent reviews that become a problem on other review sites. Check out Gogobot today!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gogobot. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Amazing Artwork With #AlphabetPhotography


 I was so excited when I this offer to get a free picture because I have always liked the look of them.  I was so excited when I found out that I was chosen to get one and review it.  These would make great gifts for the holiday’s.  They are something that can dress up an area in your home or office.  I chose to get my daughters name who I placed for adoption almost 8 years ago.  This is what mine looks like:
Alphabet Photography-Whole PictureI am still kicking myself because I didn’t take pictures of how well it was shipped.  I was totally shocked at how well they packaged it to ship.  I do tons of online shopping and this was by far the best wrapping I have ever seen.   You definitely don’t have to worry about the glass or any other part of the picture breaking while they are being shipped to you.  I also love how each on of the pictures is signed by the person who put together the picture for you.  Here is a picture of the artist who put mine together:

Author Signature

They also have over 1000 different pictures that they can use to make your words or names.  I love the fact that I could add the hearts to the front and back of the picture.  Here are a couple of close ups on the letters themselves:

lastletters 2

As you can see they are great pictures and a great present to give.  Like  I said before they are great to put up in your house of office.  It would be nice to get your last name done and then put it above your fireplace or behind your desk in your office.  They are great quality and they have so many different pictures of each letter that you can spend hours mixing and matching different letters together until you find something that totally matches your personality and also the decor you already have in your home.

If you are looking for unique gifts this is one that I am sure anyone would love to receive!

The perfect customized gift that includes photographs from all over the world, this is the original Alphabet Photography. Celebrity owners include: Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate, Tyra Banks, Ryan Seacrest, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, John Schneider, Nelly Furtado, and many more!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Alphabet Photography. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Sleep Pink

Sleep Pink

As everyone knows October is breast cancer awareness month.  My great grandma on my dads side of the family died of breast cancer before I was even born but I have always wished that she would have been around because she seems like she was a great women when she was alive.  It is sad to know that the chances of a women developing breast cancer is 1 in 8.  Estroven is trying to get women to band together by hosting pink themed parties.

Movie Night

For my Sleep Pink party I decided that I wanted to get together and just relax and watch movies.  As you can see I picked tons of chick flick movies but there is also a great list here if you are looking for other ideas.

We also had pink drinks along with pop corn from the theaters because who can have a movie night without stopping by and getting the good popcorn from the theaters!  Here is also a great place to get idea’s of drinks and food you can make for your own “Sleep Pink” party.

During the month of October, Estroven is providing women with the necessary tools to host a Sleep Pink-themed party on SleepPink.com. The site will allow party hosts to upload photographs of their events, and for every photo, the company will pledge $100 to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It will also provide information to help organize the Sleep Pink parties including downloadable invitations, menopause-friendly
drink and food recipe suggestions, as well as décor and entertainment ideas.

To find out how to host an Estroven Sleep Pink-themed party and raise funds for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, visit www.SleepPink.com.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Estroven. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Ubokia #UbokiaEverywhere


 I am sure most of you know that I love to shop online but it can be scary at times to place orders through eBay and sites like that because you never know if you are are dealing with a real person or if you are getting scammed.  I also hate how hard it can be to find what you are looking for eBay.  I have found a great new site to use for online shopping it is called Ubokia.  Here are few of the great features that this new site offers:

  • With uTrust, Ubokia is the safest way to buy online.
  • Buying through a blog marketplace means you are connecting with other like-minded people – making it easier to find what you want and in general your interactions are more pleasant than something like Craigslist.
  • Ubokia is easier for buyers because all they have to do is post a want and let sellers come to them. No more searching!
  • Ubokia is easier for sellers because they don’t have to wait to potential buyers to view their products. They can immediately connect with buyers.

I have my markplace on its on page and you can get to it by clicking on my menu bar where is is Ubokia.  I am going to be using Ubokia to list blog designs and also to list other things that I am wanting to sell.  I love that Ubokia puts the products you are looking for in your hands and nothing is better than knowing you are buying things from a trust source.  I love how easy it will be for new people to hear about my design business because of Ubokia!  I also wanted to let everyone know that Ubokia is super simple to use and they have great customer service if you have any problems at all.

Have you tried Ubokia?  What did you think of it?

“I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.”
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I am not sure if you guys have heard about Pogo before but let me tell you that I love the site.  I actually have used the site since I was in a freshman in college.  I found it one night when I didn’t want to study so I was looking for something to entertain me because who really wants to study and do homework when you can find a great game to play.

The first game I found on Pogo.com was Poppit and let me tell you to this day I will always play this game.  It is a fast paced game and is so much fun to play when you need to take a break from working or if you are just looking for something to entertain you.  I can’t even tell you the hours I have spent playing this game.  Once I start playing it I forget that anything else is going on in the world.  Since I am writing a post about it all I want to do is stop and play the game instead of work.

I am sure most of you know by now that I always seem to be on the computer working but I also take time to just relax and take time for me and with that time I am always playing games.  Online games are great because they are easy to use and I can also play they from my phone if I happen to be at an appointment or something like that.

I have included the game below so you can play it.  I knew I better put it at the bottom of the post because if I say it at the top of  the post I wouldn’t get to reading the post because I would be to busy playing the game.  You really need to check out Pogo.com and play Poppit!

“I was compensated for this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.”

Race against the clock and pop as many balloons as you can. To play the Poppit!™ Sprint puzzle game, all you have to do is pop groups of two or more balloons of the same color in one minute. Fast pops of three or more balloons of the same color increase your multiplier and score.

Play the full version of this puzzle game for free* on Pogo.com. Once you register, you will also be able to save your high scores, tokens, and be able to enter daily for a chance to win prizes**. Join Pogo now and play over 100 free* online games!

*Internet connection and EA account required. Must be 13+ to create an EA account.

**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Eligibility restrictions apply. See Official Rules for details and alternative means of entry.

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Home For The Holiday’s

While I watch this video I realize how lucky I am to live at home so I can always see my grandparents and family.  I remember being in college and my one roommate was from New Hampshire and she was so excited for the end of the semester because she got to go home.  I don’t know how people do it when they can’t go home or they have a loved one over seas serving our county.

I wish that everyone could be with their families during Christmas because it is such a good time to sit around and talk.  I know that growing up I thought Christmas was all about what you got and not about family.  After I had my daughter everything changed because it was no longer about me.  As you know I placed my daughter for adoption but it was fun to get the pictures of her first Christmas and see how happy she was.  I love watching little kids reactions when they open their presents and see what they got.

I hope that everyone gets to go home for Christmas so they can spend it with their families and loved ones!

This post is sponsored by T-Mobile.

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Super Skyler

I found this blog last year around this time of year because the radio station I listen to in the morning does a Secret Santa at Christmas time and this lady was chosen as one of the families that they were helping.  After I heard her and her son’s story on the radio I started reading there blog.  Let me just say in the year I have been reading their blog her son Skyler has truly become my hero.  I have watching him fight and fight.  I am amazed that someone so young can keep smiling having gone through everything he has gone through.  I know there are adults out there that couldn’t deal with what this little boy has.  He was recently granted a wish for Make A Wish Foundation.  He wanted a game room so they made him one.  Seeing the joy on his face made me smile.  It was so good to see him happy and smiling.  Right now he is doing so well and I hope that it stays that way.   You really need to go check out his mom’s blog and read his story.  He is an amazing little boy with more courage that I have as an adult.  My one Christmas wish this year is that he has many more birthdays to come!

This post is sponsored by American Cancer Society.

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