Bru & Crew – Meet Roman


Roman is 11 years old. I thought his name fit well with Brutus, ind of a whole Rome theme. Richard, Jake, and I picked him up from a family that had free kittens. The only kittens left to choose from was Roman and a long haired kitten, which we knew we couldn't have with Richard and Jake both having asthma. Roman is a super chill, laid back type of cat. Very little bothers him. If I imagined him as a person, he would be a surfer riding the waves all day. The type that is totally adorable, but doesn't know it. When they were younger, Asia (my chocolate lab) would chew on Roman and sort of drag him around. Roman never cared. I think if a cat could shrug his shoulders, Roman totally would. Roman likes attention, but doesn't actively seek it out that much. When I first got him, I was struggling with OCD issues and would "pet" him with my feet. I can dangle my foot over the bed or couch and he'll head butt it. He never much cared to play with toys or strings. I can put them … [Read more...]

Quench Your Thirst With Old Orchard

Who doesn't love Old Orchard Juice? I remember chugging it straight out of the bottle when I was pregnant with my last child. It's just that yummy! With so many flavors to choose from; you're certain to find at least one (but I bet more) to call your favorite. Some of those flavors include: Acai Pomegranate, Blueberry Pomegranate, Kiwi Strawberry, Peach Mango, Apple Cranberry. Then, of course there are the classics: Apple, Grape and Orange. As I was writing this, I started to list descriptions of EACH product Old Orchard has to offer. It didn't take long to realize I'd be here all day. Old Orchard has a ton of awesome products to offer. I'm going to list all of them and the description of a couple of my favs. *64 oz 100% Juice *64 oz Cranberry Naturals *64 oz Healthy Balance *64 oz Juice Cocktails *64 oz Nectars *64 oz Seasonal Juice Drinks *64 oz Very Cherre *32 oz Cocktails *12 oz Frozen 100% Juice *12 oz Frozen Mixers *12 oz Fruit and Veggie … [Read more...]

Bru & Crew – Meet Brutus

Sir Brutus

Jenn at The Rebel Chick is a blogger I respect and admire. She knows her stuff and is incredibly personable. I asked her to give me some blogging advice and she recommended more personal posts. While this is mainly a review & giveaway blog, I do agree it needs more "me". She suggested I write about my cats. This thought had crossed my mind, but somehow when she mentioned it, it was like a lightbulb moment. I am a crazy cat lady. There I said it. Admitting I have a problem is the first step, right? This is no joke, I have seven cats ranging in age from 13 years to 7 weeks. I love seeing fun cat pictures and videos so why not share mine? Of course, this means I need to snap more of both to share, but I have NO problem with that. And maybe Richard will buy me the "big girl" camera I want for Christmas so I can step up my photography game. I thought I would start by introducing each of my feline minions. I do have two dogs as well, so they'll likely make many appearances as … [Read more...]

30 Days of Truth – Day 10

Day 10 - Someone You Need to Let Go, or Wish You Didn't Know Honestly, I can't think of anybody that would fit in this category. There are exes that I would like to junk punch, but none that I'm holding onto or that were so awful I wish I didn't know them. I have such a small circle as it is, mainly family, so everybody that is there deserves it. Do you have anybody in your life you need to let go or wish you didn't know? 30 Days of Truth – Day 1 Something You  Hate About Yourself 30 Days of Truth – Day 2 Something You Love About Yourself 30 Days of Truth – Day 3 Something You Need to Forgive Yourself For 30 Days of Truth – Day 4 Something You Need to Forgive Someone Else For 30 Days of Truth – Day 5 Something You Hope to Do in Your Life 30 Days of Truth – Day 6 Something You Hope You Never Have to Do  30 Days of Truth – Day 7 Someone That Has Made Your Life Worth Living For 30 Days of Truth – Day 8 Someone That Has Made Your Life Hell or Treated You Like … [Read more...]

Cutthroat Kitchen – Superstar Sabotage Tournament Starts October 8th


Alton Brown will be hosting the newest Cutthroat Kitchen Superstar Sabotage Tournament starting October 8th at 9 PM ET/PT. This tournament features all superstar elite chefs in a five episode showdown. Each chef will have to be clever and cunning while out-conniving their opponents in three rounds of sabotage. “Cutthroat Kitchen is equal parts culinary contest and battle of wits and with these food masters competing under the  leadership of the one-and-only Alton Brown, the inaugural Superstar Sabotage tournament is certain to be fierce and funny,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. Only the craftiest will make it through to the final round on November 5th where a winner will be crowned and presented with $75,000 for the charity of their choice as well as the ultimate prize...bragging rights! Some of the chefs include Marcel Vigneron, Johnny Iuzzini, and Alex Guarnaschelli with Simon Majumdar and others taking turns at judging. Be … [Read more...]