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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Outback Steakhouse Hosts Charity Event to Celebrate Laurel, MD Grand Opening on January 21 #sponsored




By now, you would think that someone in my family would have picked up an Australian accent from the amount of visits we have made to Outback Steakhouse over the last couple of weeks. We love to visit this restaurant because there are a variety of items to choose from that everyone can enjoy. But, let's not forget the real reason everyone wants to visit Outback Steakhouse – the blooming onion. I could eat one of these every day and never grow tired of them.


I love that Outback Steakhouse has several locations near home. In just about every city that we venture to, there is a restaurant nearby, making it easy to enjoy our favorites no matter where we are. Of course there are those times when we don't always feel like dining in (mainly because of a cranky toddler), so we choose to order through Outback.com and the Curbside Take-Away feature.


I never know what I want to order when I go. In fact, I think I order something different each time. Want to know something else? I rarely order a steak...at the steakhouse. I don't know why that is. It could have to do with how fast I fill up while eating at a restaurant. After ordering an appetizer, eating a salad or a bowl of soup, drinking my water and feasting on the bread, there is hardly any room left for the main meal (which is why I always have a take-home container).


But, I get to enjoy my food eventually. Lately, I've been munching on these new steak tacos:


I've also feasted on the these dishes:



Enough about me and my indulgences. Let me tell you about a few wonderful things happening at Outback Steakhouse.

To celebrate Outback Steakhouse’s grand opening in Laurel, MD (14718 Baltimore Avenue Laurel, MD 20707)  the restaurant is hosting a Charity Give Back event in support of Childhood Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins. A portion of the sales for the day will go directly to the charity. This event will take place on Wednesday, January, 21, 2015. The new location will be open for lunch daily and dinner daily from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. It will be the first in the Laurel area to feature a new “Modern Australia” building design both inside and out.
Be sure you stop by the new location to fill your belly and someone else's heart.


About Outback Steakhouse®
Outback Steakhouse® starts fresh every day to create the flavors that our mates crave. Best known for grilled steaks, chicken and seafood, Outback also offers a wide variety of crisp salads and freshly made soups and sides. New creations and grilled classics are made from scratch daily using only the highest quality ingredients sourced from around the world. For more information, please visit www.Outback.com or www.facebook.com/Outback.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Disney On Ice Presents Worlds Of Fantasy Presented By Stonyfield Yokids Organic Yogurt Is Coming To Baltimore, February 4-8! + Ticket Giveaway #sponsored




Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt comes to your hometown!  This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney/Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story 3 and Disney’s Tinker Bell and The Little Mermaid.

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy is performing at the Royal Farms Arena from February 4th to February 8th.

Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney/Pixar's Cars race across the ice. Dive into The Little Mermaid's enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies as they reveal the magic that lies within! The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever!

From wheels to waves, playtime to pixie dust, your family's favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy with dazzling skating, special effects and beloved characters certain to create a lifetime of memories.


Baltimore, Md.
Royal Farms Arena (formerly Baltimore Arena), 201 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Date and Time of Performance:    
·      Wednesday, February 4th @ 7:30 p.m.
·      Thursday, February 5th @ 7:30 p.m.
·      Friday, February 6th @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
·      Saturday, February 7th @ 11:00 a.m.2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
·      Sunday, February 8th @ 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Tickets start at:                                $15
To order tickets by phone:              1-800-745-3000
To order tickets online:                   www.ticketmaster.com
*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand.

For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Disney On Ice website (http://www.disneyonice.com) and stay current on the latest developments through social media, including instructions on how to access presale codes for tickets as early as May 20th:

To discover more about Disney On Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, log on to www.disneyonice.com, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.
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About Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, DisneyOn Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic YogurtDisney Live! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information on Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com.



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Monday, December 15, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Night At the Museum: Secret of the Tomb + $25 Visa Gift Card & 4D Triceratops Skeleton Fossil #sponsored


NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB
20TH Century Fox
In theaters December 19, 2014

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dick Van Dyke, Dan Stevens, Ricky Gervais, Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson, Mickey Rooney, and Rami Malek

Directed By: Shawn Levy

Screenplay By: Robert Ben Garant, David Guion, Michael Handelman, and Thomas Lennon

Produced By: Shawn Levy, Josh McLaglen, and Mary McLaglen

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Review: Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure at The Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, MD #FFA #sponsored



Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure made a stop at the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, MD last week. I had the pleasure of taking my family to see the show thanks to my partnership with Feld Entertainment. Believe it or not, this was my first time seeing a show at the Lyric. I absolutely loved this experience. Let me tell you why.


First, the location was great. We normally see all of our shows at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. Although the Lyric is a little deeper into the city, there is not as much chaos and traffic around the venue. On this particular night, there was an event being held at the Raven's stadium that prevented us from arriving on time (the one time I was actually on schedule) and the rain added a few setbacks. I made a few wrong turns getting there. But, I finally arrived at my destination just in time to see the show.


The Lyric Opera House is located at 140 W. Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore MD 21201. I love how quaint the area was and how the holiday decor lit up the streets, making it inviting as we took a short walk from the garage to the building. Just behind the Lyric is the Fitzgerald parking garage, located on 80 W. Oliver St., Baltimore, MD 21217. The parking fee was so reasonable at only $10. Getting in and out was a breeze, too. Just make sure you take your ticket with you and pay for it before going back to the car.


We had a mix-up with our tickets upon arrival. It was straightened out in no time. We were given seats in the orchestra, on the left side. It was fairly close to the stage. Thankfully, the Lyric is an intimate theater and makes the seats good enough to enjoy from a lot of locations. This gives each family the chance to see the show not matter how much they can or cannot afford for ticket prices.


As mentioned before, traffic and rain caused us to miss the first part of the show. We arrived at intermission. There is a pre-show featuring Doc McStuffins. This takes place roughly 10/15 minutes before the show. You will need to get there early and plan accordingly if you want to see this (I'm sad we missed this. We are super Doc fans.) Sofia the First is the first part of the show.


Then, there is an intermission. Jake and the Never Land Pirates is the second half of the show. Then, the entire cast takes the stage for a final performance. I would say the entire show runs just under two hours. I think this is the perfect amount of time to capture the attention of everyone before they have a major meltdown.


We really enjoyed our time. My son is almost two and his cousin is two. They sat, sometime on the edge, of their seats and did not make any fuss. I believe they had a blast.


I loved the special appearances by other Disney characters – Micky and Minnie Mouse, Peter Pan and Cinderella. They went over will with the crowd. I also loved the crowd participation moments where they asked everyone to sing along. It was fun to hear the children, and parents, sing along to some of the hits that are on these popular shows. There were bubbles, silly string and confetti blasted into audience. This added another element of surprise and excitement to the show.


As with most of these events, children are welcome to dress up as their favorite character. I always love seeing the little ones walking around in a princess costume, sporting a pirate get-up or having their face painted just for fun. It takes them on another adventure and allows them to escape reality for a moment.

There wasn't much to eat at this particular venue. You will probably want to eat before to hold over your group. There is a nearby pizza spot, just across the street called Two Boots.

Of course, the lobby is filled with Disney merchandise, photograph opportunities and so much more. Be prepared to negotiate with your little ones. I saw a few parents who lost that battle and had bags filled with merchandise. They also sold special gift bags with other characters and items in it for $10.

Overall, we loved this show. It was fun, colorful and kept the attention of everyone. I love how well the cast members resembled the animated characters on the television. Great job on this. I loved the props on stage, too. They were simple, but made a huge impact to the storyline. I cannot wait to get back to the Lyric to see another production.

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