Saturday, December 07, 2019

Product Review: PowerXL Air Fryer ~ The Hottest Gift This Holiday Season!


One of the most popular items for gift-giving this season is an air fryer! And I can certainly see why. Air fryers make it so easy to have your favorite fried foods without the messy oil and calories! PowerXL has a fantastic line of air fryers to choose from. I was given the opportunity to review the PowerXL Air Fryer Pro with Accessory Kit (pictured above), and I fell in love! The 8-quart model is the “big daddy” of the fryers, allowing you to cook your whole meal or make more items for a bigger group. My favorite feature? The One-Touch Pre-Set Buttons (see below).


Just hit the button for what you want to cook (chicken, fries, etc.), and then you can use the arrows on the side if you want to change the temperature and/or the time. It’s fun to experiment with the time and temperature, especially if you’re cooking a lot of food at once. The sliding trays make it easy to re-order your items or flip them, if needed. As you can see below, we made some delicious chicken, curly fries, and zucchini sticks in the air fryer. They were delicious!





The PowerXL Air Fryer Pro comes with a fantastic accessory kit that gives you even more options for cooking, such as a rotisserie spit and stand, 10 stainless skewers for kebabs, a rotating mesh basket, 5 air flow racks, a drip tray and even 3 recipe books! (Recipes are also available on the PowerXL website.) You can also dehydrate veggies, herbs and fruit. We haven’t had a chance to try the rotisserie spit or skewers yet, but they are next on our list. How-to videos are available here.





If you don’t want the extra accessories, or you have a smaller budget or less space for storage, I encourage you to try one of these other options:

The PowerXL Elite Air Fryer comes in a 5.5-quart size and is available in 8 fun colors, such as the two shown below.



Another option is the PowerXL Vortex Air Fryer. You can choose from four sizes: 2-quart, 3-quart, 5-quart, and 7-quart, and two colors: black and red.


Now’s the time to get going on your holiday shopping. Get a PowerXL air fryer for everyone you know. They will LOVE it and use it over and over again! They’re super-easy to clean and store, and will make your everyday cooking or entertaining a breeze! Visit www.powerxlproducts.com to learn more and purchase.




Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate this review, but all opinions are my own.

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (December 7-13, 2019)

Happy holidays! It's a busy time of year, but I hope you can find a little time to relax and de-stress. While you do so, plan to enter some giveaways! Bookmark this page so you can visit often to see what new contests have been added. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share it in the linky below. Don't forget to share this on your social media pages so your friends and followers can join us, too. Thank you!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required.



Tuesday, December 03, 2019

New on IMAX Enhanced 4K Ultra UHD, Blu-Ray and DVD ~ Turtle Odyssey: Bunji's Big Adventure!


Living in South Florida, our family has learned a lot about sea turtles over the years since the turtles often nest on our beaches. Therefore, we were really excited to learn about a new movie that follows the life of an Australian sea turtle, Bunji! Read on to learn more about this movie, as well as a review!

About Turtle Odyssey: Bunji's Big Adventure

On December 3, journey through tropical oceans with one of the sea’s most intriguing creatures, a sea turtle. Russell Crowe narrates Turtle Odyssey: Bunji’s Big Adventure, which will be available on 4K Ultra UHD & Blu-ray®, as well as on DVD, this December from Shout! Factory. The film utilizes the new IMAX Enhanced technology, which offers an expanded aspect ratio and immersive sound for an incredible home viewing experience.

Sea turtles are some of the most majestic and ancient creatures on Earth. For over 100 million years, they have traversed the seas, surviving multiple mass extinctions and playing critical roles in maintaining a healthy, marine food chain. Not only do these friendly animals captivate us as they peacefully glide through the ocean, but their personal journeys of survival are equally fascinating.

Turtle Odyssey explores the unique lifecycle of an Australian Sea Turtle named Bunji and her incredible journey across the ocean. The film follows Bunji from a hatchling into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meeting incredible creatures and having some truly wild encounters.

Review by D.T.

Bunji will melt your heart in her movie, Turtle Odyssey. The adventure follows this Green Sea Turtle from the time she hatches until she lays eggs in her nest. Along her path, she has to learn to take care of herself, avoid sea predators, and face the relatively new threat of human intervention. Through all the twists and turns of her life, her instinct and intellect serve her well, and she finds her way back to the beach where she was born to lay a nest of her own.

Although short, this movie will teach you quite a bit about the daily life of a sea turtle. As documentaries go, it keeps the excitement and fascination going throughout the film. Russell Crowe narrates it perfectly, with soft curiosity and a few surprises. The camera work is also fantastic, always keeping a good eye on Bunji wherever she goes. This movie is available in Blu-ray and 4K, with all of the details to make you feel as if you are swimming at Bunji’s side. It is a beautiful film about a beautiful creature and will give you a greater appreciation for sea turtles.





Disclosure: A complimentary product sample was provided to facilitate this review. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on purchases made through this link.

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (December 1-6, 2019)


Welcome to December! The Christmas season is in full swing now -- let's celebrate by entering some giveaways! Bookmark this page so you can visit daily to see what new contests have been added. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share it in the linky below. Don't forget to share this on your social media pages so your friends and followers can join us, too. Happy holidays!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required.



Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Dress the Whole Family for the Holidays Thanks to Shinesty!

Everybody knows that the holidays are more fun when you dress the part! At Shinesty, they've made dressing well an art form with super fun suits, pajamas, accessories and much more for the whole family! If you think it's a riot to don matching outfits for Christmas, you've come to the right place at Shinesty! Check out some of these wonderful selections:




Suits, dresses, jumpsuits, pajamas, underwear, pet clothes ... Shinesty has it all and more. I was given the opportunity to sample some pajamas, and I absolute love them! Check out my new 50 Shades of Santa PJs!


These are my new favorite pajamas. They are so soft and comfy. I don't want to take them off! The quality is excellent -- they're beautifully made. Check out some of the other options for the family in Shinesty's Christmas Pajamas Collection:
The PJs above are called "pajamaralls" -- a combination of pajamas and overalls!


I really had a difficult time selecting which clothes to feature in this post because there are SO many amazing options!

And Shinesty isn't just around for the holidays. They have fantastic clothing selections for the entire year, whether you're dressing for Thanksgiving, New Year's, Valentine's Day, the prom, a fancy party, the office, or a day at the beach! Shinesty's got you covered.

One last thing: You MUST read their catalog. It is hysterical. Whoever wrote it should be touring the country doing comedy shows. Seriously.

I hope you'll join me in heading over to Shinesty and checking out all of the colorful, unique, brilliant and fantastic clothes and accessories for the holiday season and all year long!

Website: https://www.shinesty.com/
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (November 23-29, 2019)


Happy Thanksgiving Week! I hope you'll join me this week in celebrating our blessings and showing our gratitude to the special people in our lives. Let's celebrate this special (and food-filled) holiday by entering some giveaways! Bookmark this page so you can visit daily to see what new contests have been added. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share it in the linky below. Don't forget to share this on your social media pages so your friends and followers can join us, too. Thanks for visiting!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required.



Friday, November 15, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (November 16-22, 2019)

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? I have! Three out of my four children have birthdays in December, so I have lots of presents to buy. That's one reason I love to enter giveaways ... maybe I can pick up a great gift! Join me in hopping around to the blogs in this linky for the chance to win great prizes. Be sure to bookmark the page and visit it daily to see what new contests have been added. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share it in the linky. Don't forget to share this on your social media pages so your friends and followers can join us, too. Have a great week!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required.



Monday, November 11, 2019

Enter the #FindYourJoy Contest with MAM and Win BIG ~ Plus an Additional Giveaway for $30 of MAM Products!


As the parent of a young child, the days may sometimes be long but the years are surely short. If you focus too much on the struggles of the day-to-day of raising a child, the good times can easily get lost.

“I hadn't showered, the kitchen was a mess, it was raining outside, and there was food all over baby's face. I groaned in frustration, only to notice that it made her laugh. Hearing her laugh instantly turned my day around and reminded me of what's really important.” – MAM Mom Erika

MAM’s goal is to understand and answer babies' and parents' needs so that they can focus on the joy of being a family, especially when the kids are young. It's important to savor the little moments with your family.

Share a story about a time you were able to look past the day-to-day stress of raising a child and cherish the moment with baby for a chance to win. Three winners will receive a $125 prepaid card and a $75 MAM prize pack.

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GIVEAWAY

In addition to the #FindYourJoy giveaway above, we have an exclusive giveaway on Susan Heim on Parenting! One lucky winner will receive a package of assorted MAM products valued at $30! Enter through the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on November 29, 2019.