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Cafe Rio Grand Opening in Short Pump Virginia TOMORROW!

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One thing I love about living in Richmond, VA is the amazing selection of restaurants. There is just about anything you can think of here to eat. One of my favorite cuisines, though, has always been Mexican food. Needless to say, I was excited to hear a new place opening near me to check out. I had never heard of Cafe Rio before, but I kept hearing about it coming in 2015 and how great their food is. Being a skeptic, I honestly thought to myself “could it be THAT much better than any other Mexican style restaurant here already?” Well, I had the opportunity to attend a VIP dinner there last night and lets just say fresh ingredients truly make this place stand out! As I browsed the menu, it seemed slightly small. Not a ton of choices.. but this is actually a plus because it helps them move … read more

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bobuCuisine Peeler Set

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I have recently become pretty addicted to kitchen gadgets. Now that I am a stay at home mom, I have much more time to do things in the kitchen. Before now, I mainly had the basics. And a lot of the basics I had were just cheap, dollar store versions that didn’t work that great or broke easily, but I used so little that I was ok with it. Not now! I need products that will last. My vegetable peeler is one of the products I have battled with. The blades on the cheap ones go so quickly! I just can’t peel my vegetables and fruits with a knife (I am not one to trust with knives!) so I keep a peeler on hand. I just thought they all dull in no time. I was recently given the chance to review bobuCuisines peeler set and wanted to give it a … read more

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Tyler’s Coffee- USDA Organic and acid free!

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I am a coffee addict. I can’t get my day going without it. Unfortunately, I am one of those people who can not handle the acidity of coffee. Before I am almost done my first cup I have an upset stomach. It’s a great tool to keep me regular I guess, but if I am ever running late I have to skip coffee and be groggy all day to avoid stomach issues while I am out. I didn’t think there could be a cure. I mean coffee is coffee right? I got the chance to review Tyler’s Coffee recently and that idea is out the window. Tyler’s Coffee is organic, acid free coffee. Created from the highest quality mexican beans and put through a unique “z-roasting” process is said to create a bold flavor while removing the acidity of the bean. So how was it? Well, I was rather disappointed … read more

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Never Smell Like Tuna Fish with TunaSquish!


I LOVE tuna. So do my kids. I think they’d eat it every day if I would let them. So I was rather excited with the opportunity to review this fun product, the TunaSquish! Isn’t that adorable? The big old lips just crack me up! But outside of it’s looks, it claims to serve a purpose that any tuna lover can agree is needed. With TunaSquish, you should never have to touch your tuna again. If there is one thing I hate it is trying to squeeze the water out of a can of tuna and then smelling like fish. I swear I feel like that smell just doesn’t disappear! “Hey honey, want a massage? Nope, you smell like fish!”  (ok, maybe I should continue squeezing it by hand HAHA) But seriously, it’s gross! How can something so good smell s bad? So the idea behind TunaSquish is simple. You … read more

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Pirate’s Booty Cheesiest Joke Review & Giveaway

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I participated in this event on behalf ofWendy’s Bloggers for Pirate’s Booty. I received Pirate’s Booty products to facilitate my review. We LOVE mac and cheese in my house. I make everything from plain mac and cheese to chili mac, tuna mac, veggie mac… you can turn a simple box of mac and cheese into a full meal when you have two kids! We also love Pirate’s Booty Pop Corn (it’s great to keep on hand for toddlers because they won’t choke on real popcorn kernels!) Needless to say we were excited to see Pirate’s Booty release its own Mac and Cheese! Yep, you heard that right! Check out these yummy choices! I received a fun package to help celebrate the release (and let you know how we liked it!) See all these goodies?! I don’t know which my kids like more, the mac and cheese or all the pirate gear! … read more