Archives for June 1, 2015

FIRST LOOK! Action Image of Luke Evans as “Owen Shaw” in the New Thrill Ride Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Road to Fast” Campaign Debuts Original Art and Behind-the-Scenes Video with the Stars of “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” Thrill Ride Opening June 25 as New Grand Finale of Theme Park’s World Famous Studio Tour

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Universal Studios HollywoodSM continues its “Road to Fast” campaign with the debut of the Luke Evans (“Owen Shaw”) poster for its all-new thrill ride “Fast & Furious—Supercharged,” opening June 25 as the grand finale of the world-famous Studio Tour.

A detailed look at the making-of this revolutionary new attraction, featuring commentary from the cast, including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans and the producers, can be seen here.

“You’re completely immersed in the experience…you’re on a high-speed chase…it’s an amazing experience, and the guys that build these are true magicians,” said Luke Evans.

“Fast & Furious—Supercharged” is a technologically advanced, epic ride that reunites stars from the Fast & Furiousseries in a groundbreaking mega-attraction designed to catapult guests into the high-stakes underground world of street racing at perceived speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour.  This high-octane ride is conceived as a new installment to theFast & Furious franchise and will debut as the grand finale to Universal Studios Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes Studio Tour that can only be experienced at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.

Join the conversation online using #FastFuriousRide, and for all the latest news, “Like” us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @UniStudios.

Credit: Universal Studios.

Crocs for the Summer time! A Real Must-Have!

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I love Summer and to me..Summer means less time wearing socks. Actually, my son almost lives in Crocs all year around! (It’s a good thing that we live in Sunny Southern California!) Yes, I know there are the simple Flip Flops! I love those too. But, they aren’t usually very sturdy.  My son doesn’t like them and always prefers Crocs. So, this time I decided to see why he loves them so much. I received the Women’s Crocband Pink/bluebell  and my son received the Crocband Mens Ocean/white. He loves the color of his and is pretty thrilled that he now wears Men’s sizes in his favorite shoe brand. (He’s 11 and doesn’t like being referred to as a little kid.)

I have to say that these have quickly become my favorite go-to shoes for the beach and for heading to the pool. I like that they are comfortable, easy to put on quickly and quite sturdy. I now see what my son is simply crazy about Crocs! I love them too!

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Find these and so many Summer styles at Crocs.com. They also do have some really cool Flip Flops! I just imagine they are much sturdier too!

Self Disclosure: I received free Crocs to facilitate this post. Any opinions expressed are my own. Logo credit: Crocs.

Kidpreneur Inspires Youth to Get Cooking

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A kid with a passion for cooking since age two, Step Stool Chef is inspiring kids everywhere who share his love for food. With the motto, “Little guys can do big things too!,” Step Stool Chef has joined the ranks of top chefs, cooks, bloggers and foodies on the step-by-step cooking app SideChef to share his recipes and make cooking fun and easy for cooks of all levels and ages.

Ranked in the iTunes Store’s Top 10 apps in the Food and Drinks category and named on USA Today’s best apps of 2014, SideChef provides audio and visual directions, automatic timers and even tutorial videos and tips to guide cooks along the way.

The following are a list of Step Stool Chef’s recipes that are perfect for the little cook in your household:

  1. Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese
  2. Pizza in a Bowl
  3. Mac and Cheese Bites
  4. Taco Buddies
  5. Rainbow Pasta Salad
  6. Italian Baked Tilapia Parmesan & Basil Pesto Rice
  7. Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole
  8. Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze
  9. Vanilla Ice Cream Souffle
  10. Cupcake Fondue
  11. YaYa’s No Bake Strawberry Shortcake

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Taco Buddies http://rdrct.it/sidechef?recipe/2223

For more information please visit SideChef.com.

Self Disclosure: No Compensation was received to post. Credit: Step Stool Chef/Side Chef.

The best summer camp on a budget

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Looking forward to Summer break? I know that we are! This is our last week. But, that doesn’t mean that learning has to stop. Education.com’s DIY Summer Camp is a great way to have fun while learning and you don’t even have to go away to Camp!

To help preventing the summer brain drain, the “Do-It-Yourself Summer Camp” includes 10 weeks of themed activities, both on and offline. Themes like “under the sea,” “animal adventures,” and “summertime science” provide kids with free resources on all subject areas including math, reading, science, and more. Kids can create their own ocean in a bottle, make a crocodile costume, or even solve the mystery of why crayons melt in the sun!

I love the idea of an Ocean in a bottle! I know we will be doing that craft this Summer!

Free resources are available within the DIY Summer Camp, and parents can also chose to subscribe for an Education.com Plus account for $5.99 per month (three summer months would cost $18), or a $3.99 per month billed annually if they’d like access to all of Education.com’s recourses.

You can check out the DIY Summer Camp at: http://www.education.com/summer-adventures/.

Credit: Education.com. No compensation was received to post.

FIRST LOOK! Action Image of Dwayne Johnson as “Luke Hobbs” in the New Thrill Ride Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Road to Fast” Campaign Debuts Original Art and Behind-the-Scenes Video with the Stars of “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” Thrill Ride Opening June 25 as New Grand Finale of Theme Park’s World Famous Studio Tour

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Universal Studios HollywoodSM continues its “Road to Fast” campaign with the debut of the Dwayne Johnson (“Luke Hobbs”) poster for its all-new thrill ride “Fast & Furious—Supercharged,” opening June 25 as the grand finale of the world-famous Studio Tour.

A detailed look at the making-of this revolutionary new attraction, featuring commentary from the cast, including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans and the producers, can be seen here.

“When you have something as unique and special as the Fast & Furious franchise, you want to create an experience for the fans that they can only feel and experience at Universal Parks,” said Dwayne Johnson, continuing, “To be immortalized in a ride, is a very cooI thing.  I get a chance to become Luke Hobbs and kick ass…all in 3D.”

“Fast & Furious—Supercharged” is a technologically advanced, epic ride that reunites stars from the Fast & Furiousseries in a groundbreaking mega-attraction designed to catapult guests into the high-stakes underground world of street racing at perceived speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour.  This high-octane ride is conceived as a new installment to theFast & Furious franchise and will debut as the grand finale to Universal Studios Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes Studio Tour that can only be experienced at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.

Join the conversation online using #FastFuriousRide, and for all the latest news, “Like” us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @UniStudios.

Credit: Universal Studios.

 

Become A Local Celebrity via U-Haul’s Photo Sharing Campaign, #UHaulFamous

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U-Haul wants to make you a local celebrity via its first ever photo-sharing campaign, #UHaulFamous. How can you participate? When you Instagram a photo of your own U-Haul adventure with the hashtag #UHaulFamous, your photo could end up being printed on one of5,000 U-Haul trucks sweeping North America. In addition to submitting via Instagram, #UHaulFamous photos can be submitted online at www.uhaulfamous.com, where participants can also track the whereabouts of the moving truck(s) featuring their photos.

Find out more here.

Credit: No compensation was received. Posted as a courtesy. Credit: U-Haul.