Ten talented and successful home cooks from around United States compete in intense culinary challenges, as they are mentored by some of Food Network’s most popular chefs. The All-Star Academy hosted by Ted Allen is premiering Sunday, March 1st at 9pm ET/PT. The home cooks are competing for a $50,000 grand prize in. Each competitor with the guidance of their mentor, must compete over eight episodes in challenges that would propose difficulties for even professional chefs, while elevating their culinary skills to make it to the finish line.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
I really enjoy having useful devices in my home, in the car and when we travel. There are many technology devices that make everyday activities convenient. This TaoTronics' Battery-Powered Motion-Sensing LED Stick-Anywhere Nightlight has become useful for us, as I have placed it in the entrance to our home, so I have a light source when I walk in. I like that the energy saving LED light is bright, and has a white light instead of a dull light.
This Air Vent Mount Car Smartphone Holder from TaoTronics® is a good alternative to suction cup enabled car accessory holders. Having the phone “at our fingertips” attached to the car air vent is very useful. I like that it holds our phone securely without scratching it using two padded expandable arms. The way this holder is designed enables it to fits most phones with different charging inputs. Another advantage of this holder is that it can be turned 360 degrees making it easy to view your phone at a comfortable angle as well as to use larger screened phones in landscape mode.
The Coverplug™ is a durable, molded, and paintable plastic panel that plugs right into an electrical socket to cover the entire outlet. I really like this innovative outlet cover, which is held securely in place by posts on the back that align with the ground openings and does not require tools for installation or removal. The specially designed plastic that is used can be easily paintable to match our wall color.
We can gift our doorway with style and heart, with a Welcome a Cure Pink Ribbon Mat, that helps raise money for Breast Cancer research. Carpet One has partnered with 12 interior design experts who have added their flare for color and home fashion to the mix of beautifully designed and durable indoor-outdoor mats.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
It is important to take time to love ourselves and feel good. I enjoyed reading and going through DK's Natural Beauty book written by Susan Curtis, Fran Johnson, Pat Thomas, and Justine Jenkins. The book has lots of tips and techniques that we can use, and it encourages using easy to find, gentle products such as herbs, plants, and other kitchen ingredients to care for our skin and body.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Everyone has to do laundry… and Crystal Wash is something that saves us money, and it is better for the environment. It has clinically demonstrated to be as effective as detergent and allows us to do 1,000 loads of laundry without using detergents, chemicals, dyes or perfumes. I am looking forward to using Crystal Wash, which sounds like an efficient and natural way to do laundry.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
After transforming the cabinets with Rust-OleumWe have used Rust-Oleum about three years ago to transform our front porch, and love the results. Due to our trust in their products my husband and I undertook a DIY project during the holidays using the Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation kit. Using this kit to transform the kitchen cupboards to our preferred colour is less costly compared to changing the entire cupboards or doing messy demolitions.
We love watching Monster Jam shows, and every year it gets better and interesting. You can take a look at the pictures we took in 2014 and 2013. We love watching this power sport with bikes, and the freestyle show of the trucks doing neat tricks. Here are some pictures of this years roaring trucks...