Monday, January 30, 2012

Nuclear Cowboyz Tour to Detonate The Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan - February 11th!

The 2012 Nuclear Cowboyz® tour, the biggest, high octane-fueled, entertainment freestyle motocross tour ever produced, will detonate The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday, February 11, 2012.  Nuclear Cowboyz is the legend of two powerful freestyle motocross tribes whose survival in their futuristic world is told through an action-packed narrative of fearless freestyle aerial feats, gravity defying stunts, and outrageous pyrotechnic displays synchronized to hard rock music.

The 2012 Nuclear Cowboyz tour returns with the greatest cast of freestyle motocross, trials and quad riders ever assembled including recent X Games 17 medalists Mike Mason, Ronnie Faisst and Adam Jones with Taka Higashino, Beau Bamburg, Derek Garland, Nixey Danielson, Brody Wilson, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Dustin Miller, Wes Agee, Geoff Aaron, Keith Wineland, Derek Guetter and brothers Colton and Caleb Moore.

These amazingly talented riders take their unleashed power to the massive ramps with awe-inspiring tricks alongside the sizzling Nuclear Cowgirlz® dancers. Nuclear Cowboyz is a freestyle motocross performance of pure danger and raw energy that catapults the extreme into a heart pounding, unimaginable theatrical explosion.

Immediately following the show, fans will have a unique opportunity to meet their favorite riders and the entire cast of the Nuclear Cowboyz 2012 tour during an open autograph session on the concourse.

Nuclear Cowboyz shows are affordably priced for the whole family and tickets are now on sale, priced at $15 for kids and $30 for adults if purchased in advance. All ticket prices increase $2 on the day of the show. Event tickets are available at The Palace Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, and by phone at (800) 745-3000. You can also purchase tickets at a discount with the voucher code. --------->

Hardcore fans will want to experience Nuclear Cowboyz with a VIP Fallout Zone ticket! A very limited number of these tickets are still available and include premium seating; admission to a private meet and greet with the stars of Nuclear Cowboyz two hours prior to show time; and, a commemorative VIP Fallout Zone credential and poster. Only VIP Fallout Zone ticket holders will be able to take part in the private meet and greet -- it's the ultimate VIP experience. VIP Fallout Zone tickets are priced at $125 each (adults and children).

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

2012 Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System {Review & Giveaway}

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Have you heard, Valentine’s Day is coming up? Did you come up with a gift yet?
Let me make an easy suggestion for you, please buy your sweetie the Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System, because they will just adore it!

The MINI Plus Brewing System is not your average personal coffee maker! Not only can you make coffee, but you can also make cappuccino, latte, espresso, hot chocolate, tea and iced beverages. Essentially, Keurig beverage choices are limitless. What's great about this brewer is that is uses convenient K-Cups which are available at a variety of retailers. Each K-Cup contains a premeasured amount of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Just insert the K-Cup and brewing simply begins with the push of a button.

Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System

The MINI Plus Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage in under two minutes at the touch of a button. With the choice of three cup sizes, the MINI Plus brewer offers a removable drip tray to accommodate short travel mugs. To operate, you simply add fresh water into the single-use reservoir, choose your favorite K-Cup® portion pack, brew and enjoy.

  • Personal Brewer
  • Choice of 3 cup sizes (6 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz.)
  • Single-use water reservoir
  • Energy Savings Mode – Auto Off after 90 seconds

Check out my full review of the Keurig's Special Edition Brewing System HERE.

Fun Additional Accessories 

I love all the additional accessories you can purchase to enhance your at home coffee experience, but my new obsession is the K-Cup™ Storage Dispenser. It contains two holders which keeps a total of 48 portion packs at your fingertips and is ideal for kitchen cabinets, pantries and countertops. A transparent area lets you easily see what flavor is available. The generous opening and slanted interior allows for easy filling and selection. Add more dispensers for unlimited storage of all your favorite K-Cup® varieties.
  • Includes two dispensers
  • Each dispenser holds 24 portion packs
  • Dimensions: 3.00" wide x 9.25" tall x 11.50" deep (each dispenser)

Why Not Try These Flavors?

Only available for a short period of time is my all-time favorite flavor, Golden French Toast by Green Mountain Coffee. 

Flavors of buttered French toast with a touch of cinnamon, drizzled with sweet maple syrup. Stock up now as this variety is available for a limited time only! It's super delicious and smells like heaven.

Not a coffee drinker, why not try, Cafe Escapes' Specialty Flavor Chai Latte or the new Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa. Both are delicious and adds a nice change to your regular coffee routine, plus, who doesn't LOVE hot cocoa, especially in the winter?!! Now, go ahead... grab your sweetie, snuggle up and sip some hot cocoa together topped with LOTS of marshmallows... ahhh, romantic, isn't it?

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Friday, January 27, 2012

2012 Get Fit, It's Fun Guide: EatSmart’s Precision Digital Bathroom Scale {Review & Giveaway}

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If you have set New Year's Resolutions for yourself, you're not alone. Although sometimes, making a New Year’s resolution is a lot easier than keeping them. Sadly, according to research, 90 percent of resolutions don’t survive the year. But sticking to your resolutions can be a little easier with the assistance of EatSmart’s Precision Digital Bathroom Scale.

The EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale is versatile, easy to use and great for any home. Simply step on the scale and in seconds you'll have an accurate readout on the EatSmart's oversized 3.5" LCD display. Its modern, sleek design of tempered glass compliments any surrounding and weighs up to 400 lbs.

  1. EatSmart "Step-On" Technology - Get instant readings! No more tapping scale to turn on.
  2. Large 3.5" LCD Display with cool blue backlight- Easy to read from any distance.
  3. 4 High Precision Sensors - Consistent and accurate measurement
  4. 3 Measurement Modes: Pounds / Kilos / Stones
  5. Graduation Increments of .2 lbs. / .1kg
  6. Sturdy Tempered Glass Top with large 12" x 13" Platform
  7. Max Weight: 400 lbs / 180 kgs 
  8. Auto Calibrated; Includes 4 AAA batteries 

ace and friends thoughts

The scale is very simple to use.  Insert the four AAA batteries, which are included (yea!)  and turn it on.  Easy, right? You can then choose which type of measurement you would like to use (ex: lb or kg). On it's first initial use, you must first auto-calibrate it. A super simple step prior to use. What I really liked about this particular scale is that you don't need to tap it first to turn it on, then have to wait for it to zero out before you can obtain a weight reading. The EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale has a step-on technology that allows for an immediate weight reading. The scale has very steady platform and the digital screen is large, bright and easy to read.

So, if you looking for a great way to stick to your New Year's Resolutions and to stay on track, make sure to get yourself a  EatSmart’s Precision Digital Bathroom Scale. It is the perfect addition to any health-conscious home!


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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Have you heard of P90X?

Tony Horton's 90-Day Extreme Home Fitness
Tony Horton's 90-Day Extreme Home Fitness Workout DVD Program is a great way to get your work out at home. Try it! #Ad
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

*The Big Year* on Blu-ray and DVD - January 31st! {Giveaway}

The Big Year Debuts on Blu-ray and DVD
January 31st 

Brad (Jack Black) tells his father that he can relate to a certain bird species because both he and the bird are both generally underestimated. Here, after taking this quiz, you'll be able to see what kind of bird you might most closely resemble. Are you an avid decorator like the bowerbird? Do you like to show off your dance moves to impress the ladies like a riflebird? You'll know for sure what bird best suits your personality after taking our test!

Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson portray three men from very different walks of life, facing a mid-life crisis, a work-life crisis and a no-life crisis.  In the biggest competition of their lives, they undertake an unforgettable trek through North America, engaging in hilarious and bizarre adventures and forming friendships that will last a lifetime!
What Bird Are You?
1.     If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

a)    Australia, for sure!
b)    I’ve always wanted to explore a tropical rainforest!
c)     I don’t like to travel; I’d rather just stay home.
d)    I can’t choose just one place! I want to travel everywhere!

2.     How do you attract a member of the opposite sex?

a)    I give make them something unique, or give them a memorable present.
b)    I woo the opposite sex with my sweet dance moves!
c)     I show them that I will be committed and protective of them in the future.
d)    I treat them as my equal and try to find an activity we can share with one another.

3.     What is your favorite color?

a)    Anything bright and flashy!
b)    Blue
c)     Yellow
d)    Brown

4.     What is your hidden talent?

a)    I’m really crafty; I can make cool things from common objects.
b)    I’m a great dancer!
c)     I’ve been told I have an interesting singing voice!
d)    I’m super resilient – I can do a lot on little sleep and with few or no breaks.

5.     How would you describe your personality?

a)    I’m really complex, so I can’t succinctly describe my personality.
b)    I’m outgoing and independent – the life of the party!
c)     I’m a homebody, but I’m fun to be around and really protective of the things and people I love.
d)    I have tons of friends and live a sort of jet set lifestyle – I’m definitely a world traveler.
Mostly A’s
You are most like a bowerbird! Bowerbirds are renowned for their unique (and crafty!) courtship behavior. Males will build structures (called bowers) out of sticks and brightly colored objects in an attempt to attract a mate. Bowerbirds are also extremely good at mimicking other creatures, including pigs, waterfalls, and human chatter. This complex behavior has led many to believe that bowerbirds are the most behaviorally complex species of bird. Bowerbirds are mainly found in varying parts of Australia.

Mostly B’s

You’re a riflebird! Male riflebirds are polygamous and known for their flashy mating “dance.” During this courtship display, the male will fully extend his wings, raise his tail and hop upward while swinging his head (allowing him to show off his blue-green breast shield). Female riflebirds observe this “dance” and, if satisfied, will reward the male by mating with him. The females then take care of their young without male assistance. These birds are mainly found in the rainforests of New Guinea and Northeastern Australia.

Mostly C’s

You are a blue tit! One thing that blue tits are known for is being “resident” birds, meaning that they do not migrate. Blue tits are very popular garden birds in Europe due to their perky acrobatic performances and interesting calls when feeding. Blue tits are also very protective of their nests and eggs, and exhibit a lot of excited behavior when feeding and nesting. Blue tits will also nest in any suitable hole, including artificial nesting boxes (most birds will not readily settle in an artificial nesting box).

Mostly D’s 
You’re most like a bar-tailed godwit! The bar-tailed godwit migrates in flocks to places like East Asia, Alaska, New Zealand, Australia, Africa and northwestern Europe. Bar-tailed godwits take the longest non-stop flight of any bird species, traveling from New Zealand to the Yellow Sea in China! These birds also share the responsibility of incubating and caring for their young between both the males and the females.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

2012 Get Fit, It's Fun Guide: #Trop50 {Review & $50 Spa Week Gift Card Giveaway}

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New Year's Resolutions. Yep, I've set a few - and one of my main resolutions is to try and track my calorie intake more consistently. With that said, it's going to make me more accountable for what I am eating AND drinking. Healthy eating and drinking takes some work, but I'm up for the challenge.

If you, yourself, have set some resolutions for 2012 that include getting healthier and watching what you consume, make sure to check out Trop50, it will fit in perfectly with your new routine. 

Tropicana's Trop50 is another healthy alternative from Tropicana that offers 50 percent less sugar and calories, and no artificial sweeteners. Trop50 is the first juice beverage to be naturally sweetened with an all-natural stevia-based sweetener. Now you can manage your weight and consume less calories without sacrificing the great taste that you have grown to love from Tropicana.

Each eight ounce glass contains just a mere 50 calories. It also contains a full day’s supply of vitamin C and is also a good source of antioxidants vitamin A & E in each serving. Trop50 is available in several different flavor varieties: Orange Juice (No Pulp, Some Pulp and Calcium + Vitamin D), Farmstand Apple, Lemonade, Pineapple Mango, Pomegranate Blueberry, Red Orange, Raspberry Lemonade, Raspberry with Green Tea, Peach with White Tea and Pear Lychee with White Tea.

Make sure to share YOUR New Year's Resolutions with Tropicana and enter to win a $1000 Gift Card sweepstakes on their
Facebook page through January 31, 2012.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

*In Time* on Blu-ray and DVD - January 31st!

In Time Debuts on Blu-ray and DVD
January 31st

Summary: Let the countdown begin.  Leave the existing world behind and enter into a futuristic world where the aging gene is switched off after 25 and time is money, literally, that many can’t afford in the cutting-edge thriller IN TIME, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 31 from  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Featuring an all-star cast including  Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!) and Cillian Murphy (Inception), the film puts an innovative spin on class warfare and explores the corruptness that lies within.

In the future, time has become the ultimate currency and genetic alteration has allowed people to stop aging at 25 years old.  Upon reaching 25, the countdown begins and in order to stay alive everyone must work to buy themselves more time or die within a year.  The rich can buy their way out of the situation, while the rest are left to negotiate for immortality.  When a struggling young man, Will Salas  (Timberlake), comes in contact with a “millionaire,” he is gifted more time than he can imagine.  Falseley accused of murder, Will is a fugitive on the run and becomes determined to bring down the entire system by any means possible.

Get a sneak peak of movie below:

Showcasing stunning visual effects and gravity defying stunts, the IN TIME Blu-ray is loaded with bonus materials including an exclusive featurette “THE MINUTES” to discover the origins of the film’s time based society, deleted and extended scenes, and access to the enhanced IN TIME THE GAME APP.  DVD special features include deleted and extended scenes. 

IN TIME will be available on Blu-ray for an average retail price of  $24.99 and on DVD for $19.99, respectively. 

IN TIME Blu-ray + Digital Copy (Catalog #22378296)

·         “THE MINUTES” featurette
·         Deleted/Extended Scenes
·         Access to IN TIME THE GAME APP

IN TIME DVD (Catalog #2278289)
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes

*Debuts on Blu-ray and DVD January 31st*

[Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from the manufacturer of a PR Agency. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." See ace and friends Disclosure Policy HERE.]
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Kidz Bop 21 {Review and Giveaway} - TWO Winners!

As soon as the kids heard that Kidz Bop 21 was released, they HAD to have it! That's right, HAD to have it! I'm so glad they convinced me of the NEED because we've been singing and dancing along ever since it's arrival. Your kids can feel like a star too while singing along to KIDZ BOP 21 with the latest pop tunes, sung by kids for kids

Are you singing along? I am, no doubt!

Track List: 1. Party Rock Anthem  2. Moves Like Jagger 3. The Edge of Glory  4. You Make Me Feel...  5. Good Life  6. Stereo Hearts  7. Without You  8. Fly  9. Hello  10. We Found Love  11. It Will Rain  12. The One That Got Away  13. Good Feeling  14. Mr. Saxobeat 15. It Girl 16. Someone Like You

ace and friends thoughts: Admittedly, Kidz Bop 21, is, by far, my favorite Kidz Bop album, probably because there is a song from the movie Twilight on it (It Will Rain, originally sung by Bruno Mars) that I absolutely LOVE! Each song is very recognizable because each is a current top pop song. The kids had a great time listening to this new CD and have requested it every night before bed. I certainly appreciate that my kids can enjoy today's hit songs without having to worry about inappropriate lyrics! If you are looking for music that you can enjoy together with your kids, make sure to run out and get Kidz Bop 21, you (and your kids) won't be disappointed!

2 for 1 Special at KidzBop. Visit Kidz Bop to get 2 copies for the price of one! (2 for $13.98). One for you, one for someone else. SWEET DEAL!

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