Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hard Rock Wants to Know: Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?

HR LogoFor years, the Hard Rock Café has catered to the adult crowd. With great music history, amazing food, and a rock-centric atmosphere, adults were always able to have, not just a meal, but an experience. When you went to the Hard Rock, it’s impossible not to look at all the rock-n-roll memorabilia and remember the songs and bands that you loved.
However, one group has not been able to enjoy this: children! Well, I’m glad to say that the Hard Rock is changing all of this with their new Hard Rock Roxtars: a group of characters designed to give children an experience while you eat at the Hard Rock Café or stay in the Hard Rock Hotel. But Razzi, Sir Kingston, Styler, Buddy Jr., and Skiddley all want to ask the same question: Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?HR Roxtars Logo
This is a costume contest that is being done at Hard Rock locations all across the country. During the contest, kids eat free at a Hard Rock Café location with a paying adult, and they can win a Hard Rock Café gift card or a 2015 birthday party for 8 of their closest friends and family! So, for the cost of an adult meal, you child can eat for free (which is REALLY helpful), AND they have the chance to win amazing prizes. Who wouldn’t want to participate in that?
And just who are the Hard Rock Roxtars? Well, there’s:

o Razzi™, “the motherly type” who is famous for squishy hugs and keyboard skills
o Sir Kingston™, a British-invasion inspired rock-and-roller on lead guitar
o Styler™, a free-spirited and accompanying guitar player
o Buddy Jr™, a wild man who loves nothing more than a good drum solo
o Skiddley™, the lead singer and “Mr. Cool” of the group
Dress Like a Hard Rock Rock Star: 
· To launch the Hard Rock Roxtars, Hard Rock Cafe is hosting “Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?”  Contest to encourage guest interaction with the new Hard Rock Roxtars characters, kids menu, and merchandise
· For one night, during the “Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?” Contest, kids eat free* at Hard Rock Cafe with a paying adult
· Guests can bring their favorite pint-sized rock star dressed in their best costume to the cafe for a chance to win a Hard Rock Cafe gift card or a 2015 birthday party* for eight of the rock star’s closest band members and entourage
· For additional information about the Hard Rock Cafe “Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?” Contest, contact your local cafe for contest details
Eat Like a Hard Rock Roxtar:
· Children who dine at Hard Rock Cafes worldwide are greeted with their own Hard Rock Roxtars activity book, themed menus, guitar-shaped plates and photo opportunities
· As part of The National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program in collaboration with Healthy Dining, a mission and online resource that helps parents and children alike select healthy menu options when dining out, Hard Rock Cafes worldwide will offer healthier food options, such as Skiddley’s “Not-so-diddley” chicken breast and “Twisted ‘n tasty” cavatappi pasta 
Stay Like a Hard Rock Roxtar:
· The brand also has plans to globally expand the program to engage families traveling to select Hard Rock Hotels®, with the Roxity Kids Clubs®
· Children who stay at Hard Rock Hotel locations with their families will receive a special Hard Rock Roxtars Activity Book at check-in and unlimited entertainment at Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club, a family-friendly, music-inspired haven, where kids can rock to their own rhythm, catch a live Hard Rock Roxtars performance or take part in experiential, engaging and music-infused learning activities
*Restrictions may apply
Here are some links that might be helpful:
·  Hard Rock website: www.hardrock.com
·  Hard Rock Roxtars website: http://www.hrroxtars.com/
· Hard Rock Twitter: https://twitter.com/HardRock
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*Disclosure: “The information, gift card, gift pack and giveaway have been provided to me by Hard Rock International.” +No celebrity or musician has endorsed the “Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star” contest

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

5-hour energy Yummification Contest winners

The yummification contest is over and there were some really great entires. I cant wait to try some of them. I loved the winning entry it was delicious!!!

The winning videos and recipes are posted at Image3http://5hourenergy.com/yummification. And some of them are funny, so go check them out.

here is the first place recipe -

· First Place ($50,000 prize): “Pomelimelade” by Tim Merlau, Los Angeles, CA
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). 
  • “Pomelimelade”
    • 1 glass Limeade
    • 1 shot of Pomegranate 5-hour ENERGY®

· Second Place ($30,000 prize): “Ramalamadingdong” by Mark Golembeski, Los Angeles, CA
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. 
· Third Place ($10,000 prize): “Arnold Power” by Zac Sheorn, Lugoff, SC
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. Image2

Go check out the winners and comment below if you tried any and loved them.

Disclosure: The 5-hour ENERGY® samples, gift card, and information have been provided by the makers of 5-hour ENERGY®.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Book Review: A Mother’s Secret



A Mother's Secret

By Amy Clipston

Book Description: Carolyn Lapp dreams of marrying for love. But will the errors of her past destroy this dream forever? Carolyn Lapp longs to have a traditional Amish family. But she lives on her brother’s farm with her parents and her 15-year old son, Benjamin. Carolyn has never revealed the identity of Benjamin’s father and lives daily with the guilt and shame of her youthful indiscretion. Her brother simply will not forgive her. His answer is to arrange a practical marriage for Carolyn to Saul, a widower with a little girl. But Carolyn isn’t convinced that Saul really loves her and believes he is simply looking for someone to help raise his daughter. When Benjamin causes trouble at a local horse auction, horse breeder Joshua Glick decides that he must be taught a lesson. Carolyn and Joshua are unmistakably drawn to each other, but Joshua mistakenly assumes that Benjamin is Carolyn’s brother. Carolyn fears that if he discovers the truth, her past will destroy their budding romance. After years of shame and loneliness, Carolyn suddenly has two men vying for her attention. But which of them will give her the family - and the unconditional love - she’s longed for?

My Thoughts: A look into the world of a single Amish  mother. Watching Carolyn overcome her own guilt and see that she is not being judged for her past not by God or the others in her community was interesting o read. I was assume that no mater what religion you are you would feel some of these feelings. The relationship that Benjamin forages with Joshua is in my opinion just as important as the love story. The author develops these characters fully and makes you fall into the story. I highly recommend this book if you like Amish fiction.

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