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Chillounge Night Tampa Coming to Curtis Hixon Park April 8, 2017

Chillounge Night Tampa is back for it’s 7th year, and this year they will return to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Saturday, April, 8, 2017. The grounds  will transform that night into the ultimate outdoor lounge under the stars.

Some of the entertainment guests will enjoy includes:

– DJ Chris Craze spinning the beats
– A Fashion Show by Luxe Fashion Group
– Performances by Phoebe’s Samba Team
and so much more!

For the first time ever Chillounge Night will present on stage THREE live bands throughout the evening. And, the event will be captured live and broadcast onto a large LED Wall using HD Video Streaming.

The event’s ticket sales will benefit Julie Weintraub’s Hands Across The Bay.

This event is going to be a blast, and the cool kids of Tampa will be there. Will you?
Join me at the 7th Annual, Tampa Chillounge Night!!! For more information, and to get tickets, click HERE!
 

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Sunday Funday 11/13/16

Yesterday was a fabulous day! First, I got to go to my second Buccaneers game. This is crazy to me because after maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaany years of never having an opportunity to go to one, I’ve been to TWO actual games this season alone. In 2014 (I think it was) C1Bank sent me to my first pre-season game, but this season I’ve been to not one, but two real games and it’s just the neatest thing ever. Sure, it stinks that the Bucs have a notorious reputation for choking even when they are ahead, but yesterday we WON! I can’t even explain how amazing the energy was.

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And, I now have my very own Bucs shirt because they gave the crowd free shirts for attending. How cool is that?!? Best part? They gave us two extras because they had so many and we can use those for Christmas gifts! This is what the shirt looks like:

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It was also a fabulous day because my hubby and I went to Chipotle for lunch and had a little bit of unexpected income come our way. Loving the manifest your money game. I told Santa recently that I desire $10,000 a month, so I’m taking this extra income as a nod from the Universe that my big paydays ARE coming down the pike 😀

After the game it was a lazy night of watching a movie and eating a yummy dinner of pasta with meat sauce. Overall it just felt like one of the best Sundays I’ve had in a while. I love happy and fun weekends and look forward to many more of them!!

I Want to Re-do My Cross Country Road Trip

Looking back over my whirlwind summer, all I keep thinking about is how badly I want a re-do of my cross country road trip. Don’t get me wrong, I’m incredibly grateful for the fact we got to see and do all that we did, but there are sooooooooooooooooo many places I would have liked to have stayed in longer and had more time to explore. Because of the fact my job can be done anywhere with an internet connection, I hope to re-do the road trip over the course of an entire year. I’d love to have a week in each state and really get to know the areas we only had time to drive by. Sure, there are some places I’d be fine skipping, but the beautiful places, I want to see and explore them again. I want time to hike the trails we had to glance at, I want to eat in the restaurants we didn’t have time to sit in and I want to take more videos and more pictures!!!

I also want to do all of it from the comfort of a MUCH nicer vehicle. One that we can LAY DOWN in so that when it’s too difficult to set up camp, we already have a bed made. It doesn’t have to be an RV, but I would like a vehicle as nice as my mom’s and would love to modify it for the trip. Yea- that’s what I want.

I’m Moving! And Getting a New Car!

I’m moving into a house. I’m not sure where or when, but I’m stating my intentions publicly that within the next year, I’ll be moving into my new house. I’m getting rid of more clutter and paving the way for this to be my reality. I packed up three more boxes of junk for Goodwill today and they are neatly stacked in my car to take to the donation center this weekend. I’ve got more boxes ready to be filled, and I’m organizing more of the stuff that is still in my living space so that when the time comes to pack up to move into my new house, it will be easy to do so. I’m ready for my new home and can’t wait to see where it will be.

I want a home on a lake so that my husband and I can enjoy some water sports. I see us grilling in the back yard as the sun sets over our lake. I see a jet ski, a boat and a canoe. I see our dogs playing in the yard. I see a fun craft room for some exciting creations that I’m going to have a blast painting, building and designing. I see an office with my husband’s desk next to mine. I see a wonderfully organized home, gorgeous kitchen with lots of healthy foods, a stunning living room and the most comfortable bedroom of ever! My bathroom looks more like a spa than a residential bathroom. I also have an area perfect for filming a variety of Youtube Videos.

In my garage is my new car. I will have this car before or after I get my new house, but either way it will be a nice new car with working air conditioning, windows that go up and down with ease, great gas mileage and plenty of room for me, my husband and our two dogs for any road trips we may randomly take.

I’m looking forward to receiving these things from the Universe. I’m excited for this new chapter and all the fun adventures that are headed my way. I’m grateful for all that I have.

Want to Start Your Own Business? Check Out the Ultimate Startup Bundle!

When you’re bootstrapping a startup, it’s normal to have times when you feel stuck. Discouraged. And in way over your head.

Which is probably why so many startups fail in the early years. It’s hard to predict the bumps and roadblocks you’ll hit along the way, or which ones you’ll lose the most sleep over.

Of course, you’re willing to do whatever it takes to make things happen. Start and run your business lean. Hustle hard until you hit your stride. Study and learn from smart entrepreneurs who’ve gone before.

But you’re up against a lot of challenges, too.

Maybe you’ve got great ideas but you’re lacking the specific business know-how. Money is probably tight. Your time is stretched thin. You’re bombarded with information but not sure who to listen to or what to do next.

You want to do things right and to do that, you need to learn from the best.

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These hand-picked resources are designed to address each part of your startup journey with all the right tactics, tools, strategies and business helps to guide you on the road to success.

Including resources like Hooked (Nir Eyal), The Growth Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Jeff Goldenberg and Mark Hayes), The Lean Brand (Jeremiah Gardner), Born to Win (Zig Ziglar), and Booked (Josh Turner), it covers everything you need to know about:

  • Getting Started
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  • Mindset
  • Marketing
  • Getting Sales
  • Copywriting
  • Product Creation Finance
  • Productivity
  • Scaling

With a product value of over $3,300, it’s the full meal deal and was carefully curated to give entrepreneurs like you an edge as you build your business.

In fact, it’s the sort of thing I only wish had been around when I launched my first startup.

At just $97 for the entire bundle, it’s a far cry less than you’ll pay for many monthly membership sites (often $50-$100 per month), online business courses (typically $999-$5,000), and let’s not even talk about the tens or hundreds of thousands you can spend on a traditional business degree.

With content from over 60 top authors, it’s a robust library of business resources that covers the A to Z of creating, marketing and scaling a successful startup.

But you’ve got to act now because the Ultimate Startup Bundle is only around for a few days, and then the team that created it loses their license to make this incredible library available.

Many of the authors and publishers have taken a big risk to make this happen for you, and in return they’ve agreed to keep it to just 6 days.

As an added bonus, along with the products in the bundle you’ll receive free access to premium online software services to support your business, like ConvertKit, ClickFunnels, SamCart, and Thinkific, worth over $900, which makes the small investment of $97 even more of a no-brainer.

Don’t just survive the startup journey. Get the roadmap and guidance you need to make your business thrive. Click here to get your Ultimate Startup Bundle or learn more about what’s included by scrolling down.

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What’s in the Ultimate Startup Bundle?

So very glad you asked! Here is just some of the content that is included broken down by category:

Copywriting

  • Content Warfare: How to find your audience, tell your story and win the battle for attention online by Ryan Hanley at RyanHanley.com ($2.99)
  • Hi-Leverage Conversion Tweaks Crash Course by D. Bnonn Tennant at Information Highway ($68.00)
  • May I Have Your Attention, Please?: Your Guide to Business Writing That Charms, Captivates and Converts by Mish Slade at Mortified Cow ($3.99)
  • Powerful Words: Discover Your Secret Language for Personal Success and Maximizing Impact Through Emotional Connections by Clark Gaither at Dr. Burnout ($9.97)
  • You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins at Goins Writer ($0.99)

Finance

  • Founder’s Pocket Guide: Friends and Family Funding: Complete Answers for Entrepren by Stephen Poland at 1×1 Media ($7.99)
  • Founder’s Pocket Guide: Raising Angel Capital (From Amazon: Startup Crash Course: Angel Funding) by Stephen Poland at 1×1 Media ($6.15)
  • Launch Your Dream 1st Steps Bundle by Natalie Joy at Defining Your Joy ($300.00)

Getting Sales

  • 6 Months to 6 Figures: The Fastest Way to Go From Where You Are to Where You Want to be Regardless of the Economy by Peter Voogd at Game Changer’s Academy ($9.97)
  • Buy Your Own Island: The Ultimate Guide to Breaking Free and Making Your Dreams Reality by Danny Flood at Open World ($9.99)
  • Customer Manipulation: How to Influence Your Customers to Buy More & Why an Ethical Approach will Always Win! by Chloe Thomas at Chloe Thomas ($0.99)
  • eCommerce Delivery: How your Delivery Strategy can Increase your Sales by Chloe Thomas at Chloe Thomas ($4.99)
  • eCommerce Marketing: How to Drive Traffic that BUYS to your Website by Chloe Thomas at Chloe Thomas ($8.70)
  • eCommerce MasterPlan 1.8: Your 3 Steps to Successful Online Selling by Chloe Thomas at Chloe Thomas ($6.99)
  • Lifestyle Entrepreneur: Live Your Dreams, Ignite Your Passions and Run Your Business From Anywhere in The World by Jesse Krieger at Jesse Krieger ($7.99)
  • QuitN6 Internet Business Course by Steve Reed at QuitN6 ($300.00)
  • Selling Among Wolves Audio Coaching Program by Michael Pink at MichaelPink.com ($147.00)
  • Twitter Marketing That Sells: How to Convert Your Twitter Followers into Business Dollars by Mike Kawula at Social Quant ($99.00)

Getting Started

  • Create, Automate, Accelerate: A Radical New Blueprint To Building A Business (And Life) That’s Exciting, Has Purpose And Gives You The Freedom You Want by Leon Jay at Leon Jay ($6.95)
  • How To Plan Your Entire Year On One Sheet Of Paper: The Simple Plan For Doubling Your Sales And Profits by Laura Posey at Simple Success Plans ($5.95)
  • Job Escape Plan: The 7 Steps to Build a Home Business, Quit your Job and Enjoy the Freedom: Includes Interviews of John Lee Dumas, Nick Loper, Rob Cubbon, Steve Scott, Stefan Pylarinos & others! by Jyotsna Ramachandran at Happy Self Publishing ($2.99)
  • Launch Your Business: The 5 Step Solution to Do What You Love, Quit Your Job and Have the Freedom to Travel and Live Life on Your Own Terms by Rosetta Thurman at Happy Black Woman ($7.97)
  • Mastermind Course by Dan Miller at 48 Days ($20.00)
  • Plan Twice, Build Once: Lessons learned from over 100 conversations with extrodinary entrepreneurs by Michael Sacca at Rocketship ($39.99)
  • The Simple Strategic Plan by Laura Posey at Simple Success Plans ($47.00)
  • The Invisible Organization: How Ingenious CEOs are Creating Thriving, Virtual Companies by Mitch Russo at Mitch Russo ($9.99)
  • The Juicy Guide to Entrepreneurship: Advice on How to Energize your Brand and Squeeze More Soul Into Your Business by Maria Ross at Red Slice ($0.99)
  • The Small Business Life Cycle: The No-Fluff Guide to Navigating the Five Stages of Small Business Growth by Charlie Gilkey at Productive Flourishing ($5.99)

Lead Generation

  • Booked: The digital marketing and social media appointment setting system for anyone looking for a steady stream of leads, appointments, and new clients by Josh Turner at Josh Turner ($2.99)
  • Internet Prophets Masterclass by Steve Olsher at SteveOlsher.com ($997.00)
  • Moving From Blog to Business by Caz and Craig Makepeace at yTravel ($67.00)
  • Stop Thinking Like a Freelancer: The Evolution of a $1M Web Designer by Liam Veitch at Freelance Lift ($8.99)
  • The Key to More Customers by Brian Lofrumento at Brian Lofrumento ($497.00)
  • Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur: What You Really Need to Know to Start Your First Business by Brian Lofrumento at Brian Lofrumento ($9.95)

Marketing

  • Brand Identity Breakthrough: How to Craft Your Company’s Unique Story to Make Your Products Irresistible by Gregory Diehl at Brand Identity Breakthrough ($4.99)
  • Email Marketing Demystified: Build a Massive Mailing List, Write Copy that Converts and Generate More Sales by Matt Paulson at Matthew Paulson ($2.99)
  • Email Persuasion: Captivate and Engage Your Audience, Build Authority and Generate More Sales With Email Marketing by Ian Brodie at Ian Brodie ($6.49)
  • Entrepreneur’s Guide To The Lean Brand: How Brand Innovation Builds Passion, Transforms Organizations and Creates Value by Jeremiah Gardner at Jeremiah Gardner ($9.99)
  • Facebook Ads Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started by Mojca Mars at Super Spicy Media ($29.00)
  • Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections by Derek Coburn at Derek Coburn ($2.99)
  • Storytelling for Startups: How Fast-Growing Companies Can Embrace the Power of Story-Driven Marketing by Mark Evans at Mark Evans Consulting ($24.99)
  • The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand out From The Crowd by Allan Dib at Successwise ($2.99)
  • The Connection Algorithm: Take Risks, Defy the Status Quo, and Live Your Passions by Jesse Tevelow at Jtev ($2.99)
  • “The Power of Personality for Your Small Business: How to Use Personality to
    Capture the Attention, Hearts and Wallets of Customers”
    by Jessica Drury at Heartlines copywriting studio ($3.99)

Mindset

  • Born to Win: Find Your Success Code by Zig Ziglar at Ziglar ($8.99)
  • From Burnout to Balance: A Small Business Owner’s Journey Through Personal and Business Growth by Paul Redmond at RDA Accountants ($9.99)
  • How to Deal with Irrational People: What to do When Common Sense Fails and “Crazy” Behavior Prevails by Paul Colaianni at The overwhelmed brain ($3.49)
  • Project: Success: How to Break barriers & Bring Your Ideas to Life by Mark Sieverkropp at Sieverkropp ($9.99)
  • The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5 by Taylor Pearson at Taylor Pearson ($3.99)
  • The Juicy Guide to Entrepreneurial Inspiration: Advice on How to Spark Your Creativity and Activate Your Inner Fire by Maria Ross at Red Slice ($2.99)
  • The Successful Mistake:How 163 of The World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Transform Failure Into Success by Matthew Turner at TurnDog ($9.99)
  • Train Your BrainTrain Your Brain: How to Build a Million Dollar Business in Record Time by Dana Wilde at The Mind Aware ($7.99)
  • When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business by Jamie Notter & Maddie Grant at Work XO ($7.99)

Product Creation

  • Collaborate: The Modern Playbook for Leading a Small Team to Create, Market, and Sell Digital Products Online + Online Course by Tom Morkes at TomMorkes.com ($297.00)
  • Evolved Enterprise: How to Re-Think, Re-Imagine, and Re-Invent Your Business to Deliver Meaningful Impact and Even Greater Profits by Yanik Silver at Evolved Enterprise ($19.00)
  • Hooked: Workbook (Amazon says: Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products), doesn’t mention a workbook. by Nir Eyal at Nir and Far ($12.99)
  • Non Obvious 2016 Edition: How To Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict The Future by Rohit Bhargava at Idea Press Publishing ($3.99)

Productivity

  • Automate Your Routines, Guarantee Your Results by Kathryn Jones at Kathryn Jones ($3.99)
  • How I Automate Everything with Zapier by Brian Keith at Red Beard Consulting ($50.00)
  • The Healthy Habit Revolution: Create Better Habits in 5 Minutes a Day by Derek Doepker at Excuse Proof Fitness ($2.99)
  • The Juicy Guide to Brand Building: Advice on How to Attract Loyal Fans and Amplify Your Message by Maria Ross at Red Slice ($2.99)
  • The Juicy Guide to Time Management and Goal Setting: Advice on How to Wrangle Your Calendar and Slay Overwhelm by Maria Ross at Red Slice ($2.99)
  • The Personal Productivity Handbook: A Step-by-Step Program to Supercharge Your Productivity by Paul Minors at Paul Minors ($19.00)
  • Work Smarter: 500+ Online Resources Today’s Top Entrepreneurs Use To Increase Productivity and Achieve Their Goals: Updated and Expanded for 2015 by Nick Loper at Side Hustle Nation ($2.99)
  • Yes Yes Hell No: The Little Book for Making Big Decisions by Brian Whetten at Core Coaching ($9.95)

Scaling

  • Feed a Starving Crowd: More than 200 Hot and Fresh Marketing Strategies to Help You Find Hungry Customers by Robert Coorey at Feed a starving crowd ($0.99)
  • Online Sales Formula: a Six Step Model to Grow Your Impact and Income Online by Brian Dixon at Dixon Agency ($12.99)
  • Scale: How to Grow Your Business by Working Less by Frank Bria at FrankBria.com ($8.99)
  • The Growth Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy: 100 Proven Growth Hacks for the Digital Marketer by Mark Hayes & Jeff Goldenberg at Rocketshp ($9.99)
  • The Virtual Assistant Solution by Michael Hyatt at MichaelHyatt.com ($2.99)

 

Click HERE to get your Ultimate Startup Bundle!

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AMAZING Deal for Startup Entrepreneurs!!

Hi bloggy friends!!

Every once in awhile, I run into some pretty cool people, and like to share their work with you.

Today, I want to tell you about a wonderful team I’ve been working with recently, namely Ryan and Stephanie from Ultimate Bundles. For several years now, they’ve been putting together some incredible eBook and eCourse bundles.

You’ve probably seen some bundles around from time to time, but they’re not all created equally. What I love about Ultimate Bundles is the sheer quality of the resources included each bundle, they way they tie them together to make them instantly actionable, and the bonuses included with each one.

And, because I know how much you care about starting and growing your business, I have a feeling you’re going to love their newest bundle, and I want to let you know that it’s available now for just a few days.

It’s called The Ultimate Startup Bundle. See? I knew you’d be interested! 🙂

Ultimate Startup Bundle

The bundle contains more than 60 best-in-class eBooks and eCourses designed to help you:

  • start a business from scratch, even if you have no cash, connections, or are short on time
  • organize your days, weeks, and months to be more effective, do more in less time, and generate more revenue
  • build an audience of raving fans ready to buy anything you create
  • connect, collaborate, and create with linchpins and mentors who will skyrocket your success
  • double your sales and profit
  • scale your business from $0 to $100,000+ in one year
  • get the confidence to take smart risks, and begin reaping the rewards today
  • and learn to relax and recharge by putting your business on autopilot

The combined value of everything in the bundle is over $3,000, but you get everything for a humongous 97% off!

Worried about information overload?

Don’t be: there’s a handy Startup Roadmap to help you take action right away.

Ryan and Steph (and their awesome team) only put out a few bundles each year — because they spend so much time researching which resources would be BEST suited to the needs of people like you. Because of their commitment to including only the best eBooks and eCourses, over 130,000 people like you have purchased an Ultimate Bundle in the past three years.

That many people simply can’t be wrong!

The Ultimate Startup Bundle is available to you now, but only for a few days.

On August 8 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time, The Ultimate Startup Bundle (2016 Edition) will no longer be available.

Click here to find out more and buy The Ultimate Startup Bundle (2016 Edition)!

All the best,
The Famous Ashley Grant
famousashleygrant@gmail.com
www.famousashleygrant.com

P.S. Included in the bundle is over $900-worth of incredible bonuses – everything you need to start and grow your business, including 2 months of ConvertKit ($58), 1 month of Clickfunnels ($297), 3 months of SamCart ($297), and more for FREE.

***I’m an affiliate for Ultimate Bundles. Clicking on any of the links above will re-direct you to a sales page whereby if you purchase one of the company’s products I will earn a commission. This costs you nothing, but helps support my blog. Thanks in advance for your support!!!***

 

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Review of bd’s Mongolian Grill 6-11-16

On June 11, 2016 I had the amazing opportunity to check out bd’s Mongolian Grill in Lakeland, Fla. Although they gave me and my husband a free meal, and gave me $25 to give away on my site, this did not impact my review. All opinions are my own.

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I was already planning on coming to Lakeland on June 11 for the Florida Festival of Flavor & Fire at the Lakeland Center. So, when bd’s reached out and asked if I would be interested in checking out their restaurant I jumped at the chance! I invited my father-in-law and my husband and off we went to Lakeland to stuff our faces with yummy foods.

Around noon on that Saturday we stopped by bd’s and since we had a reservation we were seated right away. Speaking of which… I highly recommend a reservation if you plan on stopping by Friday or Saturday evening for dinner or for lunch on Saturday or Sunday.

BDMongolian_1016After looking over the menu both my husband and I agreed that the best value would be the unlimited create your own bowls which included unlimited bowls of stir-fry and unlimited salad and unlimited soup from their homemade soup bar. This option is served with your choice of white or brown rice, flour tortillas or lettuce wraps.

BDMongolian_1010I almost immediately went for green peppers, onions, white rice, steak, pork and a variety of spices.

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After I chose what I wanted I walked over to the largest wok I’ve EVER seen where the fab staff cooked up my goodies and then delivered it:

BDMongolian_1019As they cooked they sang funny parodies and entertained the crowd and delivered my meal to me with a smile. So fun! I took a video of the fun singing, but unfortunately, in true #bloggerfail form accidentally deleted it while I instagrammed the images of my experience…sigh…

Of course, at this point the pictures stopped while I stuffed my face just enough to leave room for a second helping.

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The best part? If you’re not 100% sure what to order, there are cards at the front of the salad and meat bars that give you recipes that can help you decide what to put on your plate for the staff to cook up:

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Check out the recipes, pick your favorite and order up! Then, once you have tried it, go back for round two.

BDMongolian_1011You can stack your plate as high as you want as long as it won’t fall on the floor. LOL! Then, head back to the wok and have it cooked up again!

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My only complaint? The room we sat in had too many tables in chairs. My group repeatedly complained about how little wiggle room there was and whether or not this was a fire code violation. Nonetheless, all of us enjoyed what we ate thoroughly!

Sadly, the weekend we went the beer and wine license had not yet been approved, so we didn’t get to try their adult beverages. Then again, this was probably for the best since it was only stop 1 of 2 for our Lakeland adventures.

Bottom line: Lunch at bd’s Mongolian is a fabulous value, and if you leave hungry you did something wrong. I highly recommend eating here. If I’m ever in Lakeland again, you can bet I’ll be eating at bd’s once more! It was so good!!!

 

 

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The Summer Menu at Winghouse is an Overall WIN!

Tonight I had the exciting opportunity to try some of the yummy dishes at Ker’s Winghouse on Hillsborough Ave. with the Tampa Bay Bloggers. Although my meal was comped and I was given a gift card as compensation, this did not influence my review. All opinions below are my own.

Ker’s Winghouse unveiled its new summer menu and I gotta tell you guys, it’s damn tasty! Lots of pulled pork awesomeness and it’s an overall huge win in my book. Here’s what I tried tonight and what I thought of each item:

These yummy Pretzel Bites come with two dipping sauces – honey mustard and Wisconsin Cheese Sauce. I’m a bigger fan of the cheese for sure! Off to a good start? I’d say so. Give me more of the food!!!

Next up was The Pork Nachos. These nachos feature crunchy tortilla chips topped with slow roasted bbq pork, jalapenos, diced tomatoes, shredded cabbage, cilantro lime sauce and Wisconsin Cheese sauce. And yes. They’re every bit as delicious as they sound!!! I really liked these a lot and would highly recommend them.

Then, it was time for the Taco Salad which features lettuce topped with chili, cheese, diced tomato, fried jalapenos, tortilla chips, and a cilantro lime cream sauce. I personally would have done a different dressing for this salad, but it’s still pretty good nonetheless. The fried jalapenos were an interesting touch too. I’ve never seen that done before, but it worked and took away a bit of the spice.

After that we were given some Chicken Pasta Salad to nosh on. This dish features white meat chicken, rotini, cucumbers and Parmesan cheese. This could use a splash of Italian dressing imho, but I thought the chicken on top of it was good. I couldn’t help but laugh as my husband declared, “I’ll never get used to cold pasta noodles. It’s just not right.” That lapse in judgement aside, with a little dressing on top I think this dish could be a great side. Not sure I’d recommend it as a meal though.

I can’t believe I forgot to Instagram these, but we also got to try the summer tacos. You get your choice of shrimp, chicken or pulled pork. Below the photo shows all three, but I of course went for the pulled pork. I was very happy with my choice. So tasty!

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Don’t hate me y’all, but this was my favorite bite tonight! The pulled pork sandwich was our final dish and it comes with coleslaw and fried onion strings on top and it is simply heaven in your mouth!!!! I know, what a shocker- I loved this and it was pulled pork. But, seriously, it’s soooo good I didn’t even need the pickle and chips that it comes with. And, it’s huge. You can even ask for extra bbq sauce if you’re so inclined. A MUST if you’re a pulled pork fan.

So, we weren’t technically going to get this to try, but after chatting with the manager, about desserts, he brought my table a slice of the new guava cheesecake. This is one of the few things that Winghouse doesn’t make on site. They order them in from a local bakery. Holy guava Batman!! So yummy! It was really quite tasty and I guess we were a little too obnoxious about how much we liked it because before we could say #datcheesecakedoe everyone was getting a slice to try.

I had an absolute blast trying these dishes and can’t wait to visit again to catch a game or just to stuff my face with good eats. The staff was so friendly and I even got to bring my hubby. Super fun!

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And, p.s. LOVED sitting with Billie Jo of Tampa Bay Afternoon Delight. She and her hubby were a hoot and a half to dine with 😀

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Enter to Win a FREE $25 Gift Card to bd’s

bd’s Mongolian Grill, the popular create-your-own stir-fry restaurant, has returned to Lakeland under corporate ownership as of Monday, June 6, 2016.  The restaurant is located at 1474 Town Center Drive, in the Lakeside Village shopping mall.

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To celebrate, the restaurant has sent me a $25 gift card to giveaway to one of my lucky readers! You can register to win below beginning at 12:00 EST 6/8/16.

Enter to win by 6/11/16 at 11:59 p.m. EST. A winner will be chosen on Sunday 6/12/16 and announced Monday 6/13/16! Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor 🙂
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My First Time – in A Book Fair! (Coming 9/17/16)

On Point Book Fair

For the first time this fall, I’ll be an author in a book fair. Most people don’t know this, but I’ve now written three books under my own name. Slowly, but surely my plan is to start promoting these books and future books that I plan to write. Anywho, the book fair I’m participating in is the On Point Executive Center Book Fair, and this year’s exciting event will be held at none other than Westshore Plaza in Tampa!  It’s going down on Saturday, September, 17, 2016! Want to join me as a featured author? Read more about this literary event and sign up HERE!