Romano’s Macaroni Grill Wine Tasting Dinner – Second Month


Sometimes I just love the opportunities my blog gives me and this is definitely one of those times…  I got invited to go back for the second month of the Romano’s Macaroni Grill Wine Tasting Dinner events.  I had such an incredible time last month so I was super excited to be joining them again. I was slightly worried that I would be disappointed since last month was just so fabulous but they did not disappoint me at all !!!


For those that didn’t read my review last month, you can go here to read it.  The cost is $40 per person and you get to enjoy 4 glasses of wine and a 4 course meal. Such a great deal !  I am actually going to next months event with one of my best friends.

This month’s course selections included:

  • Course 1: choice of Baked Prosciutto + Mozzarella or Signature Mac & Cheese Bites (we got one of each)
  • Course 2: choice of Chicken Florentine salad, Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Salad or soup
  • Course 3: choice of Chicken Scallopini, Chicken Rustica or Pomodoro Totellacci
  • Course 4: choice of Lemon Sorbet or Tiramisu


Everything was just so good.   The Signature Mac & Cheese Bites is made in house with 4 different cheeses (including a smoked one) and comes with a truffle cheese dipping sauce.  The Parmesan crusted chicken salad was so good that Rich said he wants to go back in a couple weeks just to get the entree sized one.  He let me get a couple bites and I agree, it was delicious.  It is a combination of fresh greens, crispy prosciutto, roma tomatoes, and parmesan-crusted chicken. Then its topped with both ranch and a balsamic glaze.  So yummy.  The biggest surprise for me was the tiramisu because I don’t really like coffee/espresso type desserts but this was truly scrumptious.  Not an overpowering espresso flavor and very creamy.


I tried to find the date for the next event and I don’t think they have announced it but once they do, I will update this post !!!

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Disney’s “Aladdin” in 4DX Review


One of my all time favorite Disney movies has always been Aladdin.  I saw it in the theater in college back in like 1992 (man I am old) and even owned the Soundtrack.  When I heard they were doing a remake I was super excited and really hoped they did a good job on it.  AND THEY DID !  Many people were wondering how Will Smith would be as the genie and I have to say he was perfect.  I loved that this version stuck very close to the original story-line.  They did add a couple new songs but all the originals that I love were kept in it.  The costumes were soooo amazing.  In fact as I was walking out I overheard other people talking about how much they loved the costumes too.  The dance sequences during the songs were fantastic.  I literally has a smile on my face the whole movie and will be buying it when it comes out  on Blu-Ray/DVD.

Another reason I loved this movie so much was because I went to the 4DX theater here in Orlando.  This is my second time seeing a movie in 4DX and it really adds a whole new element to watching a movie.  The seats move, you get splashed with water, bubbles fall from the ceiling, you may even smell scents being pumped into the theater.  It is like you are in a theme park ride for the entire movie.

Some big 4DX moments in this film include:

  • A fantastic magic carpet flying sequence for the ‘A Whole New World’ scene
  • A fun Cave of Wonders sequence that feels like a Disney theme park ride
  • Jafar’s snake staff creates some fun vibration effects
  • Rain water and face spray are used to great effect in scenes with unexpected water sequences
  • Bubbles fall from the ceiling to give the feel of snow

The seats moving during the magic carpet rides really made it feel so real and I loved the falling bubbles for a cool “snow” effect.  The whole theater was in awe when that happened.  I just can’t say enough good things about this experience !

4DX Theater Locations:

  • Regal LA Live in Los Angeles, CA
  • CGV Buena Park in Buena Park, CA
  • Cinepolis Pico Rivera in Pico Rivera, CA
  • Cinepolis Vista Pointe in Vista, CA
  • Edwards Mira Mesa in San Diego, CA
  • Regal, Union Square in New York, NY
  • Regal E-Walk in New York, NY
  • Regal Pointe Orlando in Orlando, FL
  • Regal Avenues 20- Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL
  • Regal Hollywood Naples in Hollywood, FL
  • Regal Seattle Meridian in Seattle, WA
  • Edwards Houston Marq*e in Houston, TX
  • Regal Warrington Crossing in Warrington, PA
  • Regal UA King Of Prussia in Philadelphia, PA
  • Regal Gallery Place in Washington, DC
  • Marcus Gurnee Mills Cinema in Gurnee, IL
  • Regal Moore Warren in Moore, OK
  • Regal Stonecrest at Piper Glen in Charlotte, NC
  • Regal Cinemas Opry Mills in Nashville, TN
  • Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 in Knoxville, TN
  • Regal Cinemas Red Rock in Las Vegas, NV
  • Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas in Toronto, ON CANADA
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Nintendo Switch, Little Friends: Dogs & Cats Game Giveaway


It’s time to meet your new Little Friends! These adorable puppies and kittens can’t wait to meet you in the first pet training game for Nintendo Switch™!

Play with up to 3 pets at once and own up to 12. Get to know their personalities and feed them their favorite food. Play with your pet using their favorite new toy or take them out for walks and compete in the flying disc tournament, using the Joy-Con™ motion controls or Nintendo Switch touch screen. Each pet has its own personality, behavior and looks. Look after your pet to develop a bond and grow your friendship. Dress them up in more than 600 stylish accessories to make them look their best. Care for your new furry friend to develop a long-lasting friendship.

Pet breeds available: Toy Poodle • Shiba • Chihuahua • French Bulldog • Labrador Retriever • German Shepherd • Japanese Cat • American Shorthair • Scottish Fold

Key features of the game include:

  • Meet your new best friend – Choose from 6 breeds of puppy and 3 cute kittens, including Shiba Inu, Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd and French Bulldog. Give your new friend a name, care for them and develop a bond with them. Lifelike animations help bring your little friends to life.
  • Play with them – Use the Nintendo Switch touch screen to pet your new friend, or take your puppy pal out on walks to keep them as happy as you can. Play ball, practice for the flying disc tournament, and unlock new toys as you play. Play with up to 3 pets at the same time, or use the hotel to keep up to 12 furry friends.
  • Get to know them – Learn what your pet prefers to play and feed them their favourite food. With hundreds of lifelike personality traits, getting to know what each pet prefers is important for bonding with your little friend.
  • Dress up – Choose from over 600 stylish accessories to dress up your new companion. Once they’re ready, take screenshots to remember their amazing outfits.
  • Look after them anytime, anywhere – Take care of your cats and dogs on the go, or put the console in the dock to continue playing on the TV.

Little Friends is available for $49.99 through the Nintendo eShop and North American retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Target, and for equivalent pricing digitally/at retail in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.


Now for the giveaway…..

One reader is going to win a copy of Little Friends: Dogs & Cats for Nintendo Switch.

To enter, leave a comment stating what other Nintendo Switch games you own.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 06/21 at 5 pm EST

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5 Easy Tips to Spice Up Your Kitchen

Have you always loved looking at model homes, admiring the lovely kitchen that undoubtedly completes it? Do you wish you could take pride in your own kitchen, but never got around to doing the remodel? Or, have you always wanted to redo your kitchen but thought that fixing it up would be a lost cause and too expensive?

Whatever the case may be, know that there is hope! It’s completely possible to turn your kitchen into a place that you can be proud of. We have compiled a list of the five easiest ways to redecorate and guarantee that you will love the result.

1. Revamp With New Appliances

The kitchen is the one room in the house that is always filled with a variety of appliances.

Many of us, at some time or another, have fallen victim to the “quick move.” It’s when you are forced to pack everything up and move as soon as possible.

When this happens, we usually end up taking everything in our kitchen, whether it matches or not. Then, we get stuck with the greasy microwave or the dirty toaster that barely works.

If you are choosing to redecorate, you now have the chance to fix this! By simply buying matching or new appliances, your kitchen will look tremendously better than it did before. This is a sure-fire way to make your kitchen feel like new!

2. Choose Modern or Vintage

Some of the most popular styles in the past few years have centered on both modern and vintage looks. Modern offers a clean and slick look, while vintage styles provide a more rustic and homely vibe. Choosing one of these will help you to establish a theme and feel throughout your entire kitchen that’s harmonious and consistent.

Another choice would be to integrate both options. If you choose to do this, you are very free to choose each piece of your kitchen individually, though you do run the risk of the theme becoming muddy or tacky. If this is of any concern to you, just ask for design help when you start the remodeling process.

3. Tile…  But on the Walls

This new trend of accenting the dull space on your walls with tile is taking the remodeling industry by storm. Tile is an easy and inexpensive solution for spicing up the room with some color and patterned design, and lets you explore your artistic tastes.The beauty of this option is that it gives you the freedom to choose from a wide variety of tiles that can match any color or preferences already established in your kitchen.


Some of these tiles in Perth provide amazing ideas for what you can do in your own kitchen!

4. Light it Up!

Another great way to completely redo your kitchen is to purchase some new lighting! You will be surprised at how much a little light can do for this room.

There are numerous choices for choosing new lighting. Overhead lights are bright, fashionable and come in a variety of styles. From chandeliers to strip lights, choosing new lighting is always a great option to accent your favorite parts of the kitchen.

5. New Cabinets

When you move into your home, the kitchen is sometimes dated with the original cabinets that the house was built with. While not of the original cabinets are bad, they are almost always not your first choice.  The cabinets line the perimeter of the room and are usually the first thing you see when you walk in. By changing up your cabinets, you will be incredibly surprised by how different and stunning your kitchen can look!

Choosing to spice up any room may seem like a daunting task, but if you follow these simple tips, how could you not love your new kitchen?

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Romano’s Macaroni Grill Wine Tasting Dinner


A couple weeks ago I got to attend the first Wine Tasting Dinner at my local Romano’s Macaroni Grill.  Every location around the US participated and they plan to do them every month.  It cost $40 per person and included 4 courses and 4 glasses of wine and lasted 2 hours.  SO WORTH THE MONEY !!!


4 courses:

  • Course one was your choice of antipasti… I chose the Bruschetta and my boy friend chose the Sausage and Peppers Flatbread.  The bruschetta was grilled rosemary bread with whipped ricotta, roma tomoatoes, garlic and basil.  IT WAS AMAZING !!!
  • Course two was your choice of soup or salad.  I chose the lobster bisque soup and Rich chose the Bibb + Bleu salad (other choices were a fresh greens salad or tomato basil soup). Both were delicious.
  • Course three was your choice of entree.  We both chose the Signature Truffle Mac & Cheese which was to die for (other choices were Chicken Parmesan or Parmesan Crusted Sole).
  • Course four was your choice of dessert.  I chose the lemon passion which is a citrus cake with lemon curd and whipped cream and Rich chose the Romano’s Cannoli.  Both were delicious.

*Food and wine choices may change from month to month but I am sure they will be just as yummy as this meal was


For the wine pairing you got to pick which wine you wanted from a select list.  I was hoping they would pair the wine for you but they didn’t really do that for us.  Between Rich and I we did get to try pretty much all the wines though.

The next wine tasting dinner is going to take place on Wednesday June 5th from 7-9 pm.  Call your local restaurant to reserve your spot.  Plus if you dine with a group of 6 or more you will receive 20% off.

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Free Bowling For Kids This Summer


Parents can keep their kids active and entertained at Airport Lanes in Sanford, Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando and Aloma Bowl in Winter Park. The entertainment venues will offer two free games of bowling for kids per day from June 3 through August 30. The offer is available from open to 5 p.m. at Airport Lanes and Aloma Bowl, and from open to 7 p.m. at Boardwalk Bowl.

Parents can join in on the fun, too. They can bowl for just $2 per game. Additional games for kids are also just $2.

All participants must purchase shoe rental, and a parent or guardian must be present. Free Bowling for Kids is not available on holidays, and it cannot be combined with any other promotions or offers. The promotion is not available to summer camps or daycares. Children must be 15 or younger to qualify.

To register for the offer, visit before the first visit. Click on the venue and happenings, then click on the promotion flier.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019

Looking for a spectacular gift for Fathers Day? Check out all the ideas below


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CleverMade’s new Cardiff BackPack Cooler is the perfect Father's Day gift for the outdoorsy dad! This stylish insulated leak proof backpack cooler holds 24 cans plus ice, making it perfect for a day at the beach, hiking or picnicking.



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