Marvel Universe LIVE is Coming to Atlanta!


Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE ! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza, coming to Atlanta & Duluth.

You’ll definitely feel the energy with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more. It’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever. Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance. The fate of the universe depends on it! Continue reading →

Tea Party Birthday | Silhouette Portrait Giveaway – Two Winners!

My little girl turned 5 years old last week. When she was born, it was hard to imagine this little tiny baby eventually growing into a walking, talking school aged kid.

And then I blinked… and she was grown! A perfect little mix of both me and her daddy with her own wild personality. 


Each year I let my girls pick their birthday party theme. This year Natalie picked a tea party theme.

Her party invitation is a freebie from The Shoppe Designs – get it HERE. I altered it to fit the tea party theme.

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I enjoy doing themed parties, creating the decorations, and baking special birthday cakes for my girls. I’ve built quite the collection of party decor, but I still like to make something unique for each party.

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Disney On Ice presents Frozen is Coming to Atlanta!

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Tickets are on sale now. Disney On Ice presents Frozen is coming to Atlanta from October 8-12, 2014!

The heartwarming, Academy Award ® -winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.”

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Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, don’t miss this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship.


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Giveaway | Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic #ATLDOI

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Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! You’ll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many Disney Princesses.

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Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King; Mulan; and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story films; in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you’ll remember forever as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Continue reading →

Nuclear Cowboyz Freestyle Motocross Pictures #ATLNukes

This weekend we went with some friends to see the Nuclear Cowboyz at The Arena at Gwinnett Center! It’s a family friendly show but we decided to leave the babies at home and have a date night without them.



My 4 year old probably would’ve enjoyed seeing the motorcycles but I’m sure my youngest would’ve been scared of all the fireworks. It was very loud and smoky.


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Win 4 Tickets to the Nuclear Cowboyz Show at The Arena at Gwinnett Center! #Atlanta


The highly acclaimed 2014 Nuclear Cowboyz ® tour is an affordable family-friendly choreographed freestyle motocross (FMX) production featuring the tale of an allied tribe, the Nuclear Cowboyz, whose sole commitment is to defeat an indestructible ruler and her army.

The adrenaline-packed show is conveyed through over 1000 gravity-defying stunts and a storyline that will keep kids on the edge of their seats.


These incredible stunts are coupled with heart-wrenching performances by world-famous Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors, which are accompanied by incredible laser displays, and one of the largest arena-based pyrotechnics shows, complete with fireballs, fireworks and eerie fog effects.

Entering its fifth touring year, Nuclear Cowboyz is led by an award-winning creative team and features the world’s top FMX athletes, including 16-time X Games medalist Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg and more. This performance of pure danger and raw combat will bring new meaning to the word ‘Awesome’!

All seats are reserved, and tickets are available at The Arena at Gwinnett Center Box Office. Click HERE to purchase tickets and use the promo code 10NUKE. Everyone pays kid’s price on Sunday! $10!

For more information, visit or Facebook or on Twitter.

Performances are at The Arena at Gwinnett Center are April 26-27, 2014.

Show Times:

  • Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

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McDonald’s New Quarter Pounders and Local Store Opening #myQPflavor

If you’re anything like me, then you probably have a go-to meal whenever you order out. You know exactly what number you’re going to order before you even get there.

Since I’ve been working with McDonald’s, I’ve had the opportunity to try out new foods that I otherwise probably never would’ve even considered. Some weren’t my favorite, and others I fell in love with, like the new Premium McWraps. (Seriously, I love those things.) And now I have a new favorite burger!


McDonald’s is adding variety to its Quarter Pounder offering with three new Quarter Pounder flavors for every personality, including:

  • Bacon & Cheese
  • Habanero Ranch
  • The Deluxe


The Habanero Ranch sounds really spicy but it actually has a delicious kick to it, without being to hot! I was really surprised, especially since I’m not a fan of spicy food. The Bacon & Cheese is probably my favorite of the trio.

The new Quarter Pounders come with all new thick cut Applewood smoked bacon. The bacon is thicker, better bacon and tastes great with all three of the Quarter Pounder flavors.

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If you are in the Atlanta area, you should check out Chris Johnson’s store opening event scheduled for Saturday, July 27 at 1 p.m!

The event will include massage therapists giving free massages, face painting and food giveaways!! The Atlanta Silverbacks, a professional soccer team will be at the store with their mascot to sign autographs and take pictures. As well as a Ronald McDonald appearance and ribbon cutting ceremony.

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McDonald’s store location:
2071 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Nutrition information for all Quarter Pounders and other national McDonald’s food and beverage menu items is available in a variety of ways: Mobile Phone App,, My Meal Builder on, Nutrition brochures, select product packaging, trayliners in restaurant and the toll-free phone line (1-800-244-6227).

The Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association (GAMOA) partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about McDonald’s products and offerings. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time however I was free to form my own opinions.

Interview with Owner Bob Swoszowski #McDonalds


I recently had lunch with Bob Swoszowski, the owner/operator of 11 McDonald’s locations right here in North Georgia.With 40 years of experience (and a radiating personality) I can see why he’s so successful.

Bob purchased his first store with a partner in 1973 and has been striving to provide excellent service to consumers ever since! He said one of his favorite parts of his job is grading stores “white gloves and stopwatch style”. He makes unexpected visits to make sure each of his stores are providing quality food and prompt service. I had no idea they actually timed service or that each store can have up to 3 visits a month to check quality control.


It was really neat being able to see behind-the-scenes. I even learned the secret behind the oh so delicious McDonald’s Sweet Tea, but if I told you, I’d obviously have to kill you. ;)

I also found out McDonald’s is planning to bring back an old favorite this July – Mighty Wings! Which is one of Bob’s favorites, along with the new Quarter Pounder Burgers and the Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie which is the newest addition to the McCafé Smoothie line!

Stop by the sampling truck outside the McDonald’s store on Peachtree during the July 4th Peachtree Road Race for a free sample of the new Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie.

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I was surprised at how good the new Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder was. I probably never would’ve ordered it because it sounds spicy, but it had the perfect amount of kick to it! I tried to snap you a picture before I devoured the whole thing.


It’s very clear that Bob Swoszowski is focused on education and he even has an Employee Scholarship Program! Every employee that works at least 20 hours per week gets a $500 scholarship per year and as long as they are actively enrolled in school, no matter what their grades, they will reimburse them for the cost of books!

Bob even said he doesn’t mind losing employees when they are moving on to bigger and better things. In fact, he encourages it and wants to help better our youth. Our youth is the key to our future! He’s a smart man!

If you’re an Atlanta reader, please be sure to enter to win some free McDonald’s fries! The giveaway ends tonight at midnight! 

The Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association (GAMOA) partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about McDonald’s products and offerings. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time however I was free to form my own opinions.