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Hi TRC Gang! Recently, I had the opportunity to host a sneak peek viewing party for the new CBS All Access show The Good Fight. This show is a spin off from the creators of the The Good Wife. Being that I am a fan of the show series The Good Wife, I was very excited to see what they had came up with this new show.


Once the day rolled around to host the party, I was very happy. I had already been sent a party pack with goodies for my guest and myself. The pack included gourmet popcorn, a trivia game, cute cups with the show logo on them, napkins, note books, posters, and a Roku (my gift for hosting). It all came in a cute tote bag. All I had to do was add in other food and drink items and we were ready! 

In an effort to not spoil your viewing pleasure, I’m not gonna dive too deep with my review of this show. All I am going to say is that The Good Fight is definitely a must watch. I loved the casting and writing so far. I would love to see more when it airs. I know you may be wondering what is CBS All Access and how can you get it?

CBS All Access is a streaming service where you can stream live tv plus 8,500 shows on-demand for a small fee. There are currently two packages offer Limited Commercials ($5.99 per month) and Commercial Free ($9.99 per month). Even though I really enjoyed the sneak peak episode of The Good Fight, I am up in the air about playing to access it. I guess will decide before the show airs on February 19th. 

Do you have CBS All Access? How do you like it?

As you all know, losing weight has been a real battle for me. Sometimes I have won, then other times the weight with it’s sneaky self has sucker punched me. The journey has not been easy by far. However, I try to continue to have a focused mind no matter what the scale reads.  
In November of 2016, I recommitted to my journey of losing the pounds. There have been some good and not so good days. Trying to lose weight is hard as SHIT (excuse my language)! It has always puzzled me how you can put on weight effortlessly and as soon as you want it off, it’s hard to take off. Crazy! Then you can lose it and gain back even more than what you had before. How many of you have done that? I know I have! Nevertheless, even though getting the weight off is hard, it can be done.

Since November, I have lost a total of 60lbs. Just by changing some things around. I have never been a bad junk food eater or anything like that. I just like good food! Yes, you can over do it on the good stuff too! I had to do some tweaking to my everyday lifestyle (this is a new way of life, not a diet for me y’all), then I started to see changes! I’m really proud of myself!  I still have a long way to go though. I promise to keep you all updated on my journey more as well. 

If you are on a weight loss journey, let’s support each other! Join me on MyFitnessPal @CheleVon and subscribe to me on my YouTube channel for tips. We got this! 

You’ve been making plans for your ultimate wedding day. In your dreams you think of unique ways to make your wedding like none other ever seen before. In those dreams you see a Wedding Registry from Dominos because you and your mate fell in love over a slice of their delicious pizza. 

Well, dream no more, now you can have that Wedding Registry from Dominos. Starting today, they’re rolling out the aisle runner for their wedding registry at dominosweddingregistry.com. 

“Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so we wanted to give recently engaged couples that are passionate about pizza the chance to register for something they both truly love as much as their partner,” Jenny Fouracre, Domino’s spokeswoman, tells The Knot exclusively. “Choosing wedding gifts can be a daunting process, especially if couples can’t agree on what to register for. Our registry aims to bring couples together over their shared love of pizza.”

Domino’s loyal fan base helped in making a wedding registry happen, especially since so many couples include the cheesy goodness in their wedding day.

“Our customers constantly tell and show us on social media how pizza plays a role in their wedding, whether it’s for the bridal party, a late-night treat for the reception and other day-of experiences,” says Kate Trumbull, Domino’s digital marketing director. “We wanted to make it easier for people to request something fun they’ll get excited about. Who doesn’t love pizza? From our perspective, you can give and receive a wide range of really fun, unique packages that tailor to the couple, like the ‘Thank You Card-a-thon’ package for when you’re cranking through those thank-you notes after the honeymoon.”

How can you create a registry? It’s very simple. Just add in your information and select the photo, message and items you want, and then you can share your wish list with family and friends on social media or pop it on your wedding registry with a unique URL. Also, your guests can also search for a registry by using your names and wedding date. 

However, creating and customizing your registry is the most fun! You can choose from a variety of featured gifts to enjoy before, during and after the wedding (prices starting at $15). For those who aren’t sure what to serve at prewedding festivities like bachelor parties, Domino’s has it covered with a “2 a.m. Bachelor Party Feast.” After you settle into newlywed life together, you can enjoy a “Low-Key Date Night” or take advantage of their “An Excuse Not to Cook.” All gifts will be delivered to the lucky recipient’s as Domino’s eGift cards by email to use on Dominos.com for whatever items they wanted. Your guests can give a physical gift if preferred. They’ll receive a printable confirmation email just perfect for putting inside a card. 

To celebrate the launch of Domino’s Wedding Registry, wedding-inspired pins have been added to the official Domino’s Pinterest page to make all your pizza pinning dreams come to life. 

      
Photo by Dominos 

What do you think of the Wedding Registry offered by Dominos? Will you have a Dominos Wedding Registry for your wedding? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Hi TRC Gang! How many of you liked and still like the group New Edition? If yes, I’m sure you saw the three part movie mini series that aired on BET. When they first announced that it would be airing, I was on it! I was too excited when the time came around for the movie to finally come on.


Photo Credit: BET.com

My Thoughts

I have to say right off, that this movie was put together nicely. The casting for the young and older member depictions were  good. They got as close to look alikes as they could. Some were closer than others. The talent from the cast was amazing. They really worked hard to get down the singing voices, dance moves, and even speaking voices with perfection. Their were also some actors and actresses that we had not seen in some time in the movie as well. 

The music brought back a lot of childhood/teenage memories. It was interesting to see what the group went through on their journey to super stardom. One thing that really stood out to me was when they went to sign the first and second contracts. The question that popped in my head was, where are the lawyers? The second was, did the mothers read the contracts? I know they probably could have got an entertainment lawyer that would have looked over the contracts for free. If the parents had looked over the contacts with a lawyer, the lawyer could have made everything crystal clear for them. That way a lot of cut throat activity could have been avoided off top. However, I get it, they were all just so excited and thinking about how the opportunity in front of them would change their lives. But, you got to know what you’re signing your John Henry to (as my grandfather use to say).

I did notice another thing that stood out to me, all of the mothers were single. I did not see one father in the household. Hummmm?? Well that’s a whole other post! Moving right along. I did like how Brooke Payne stepped in not only as a manager/choreographer, he also acted as a father figure. They respected him and you saw the bond that was there in the movie. I loved that! It was sad to see the amount of drug use. They kept it all the way real and I can appreciate that.

Now, let’s talk about the actions of certain members of the group. Bobby Brown, I love him very much as an entertainer. In his day he was a bad man! In this movie, it showed how much of a show hog he was at that time. It was like in his mind, he was the Michael Jordan of the group and the rest of the group members were his supporting cast. Being late or not showing up for shows is very unprofessional no matter how great you are. That’s just bad for business all the way around. When thay had to make the decision to cut Bobby from the group, that was so sad. I could feel their pain in this because they were not just friends, they were brothers in a sense. 

Ralph, I absolutely loved his voice. Amazing! At a young age he was a very stand up guy. I like how they showed how he was down for his boys by not taking the solo deal presented to him. Instead, he made the decision of it’s all of us or nothing. In the movie, he presented song that he had worked on to the other group members. They were not feeling it at all. The other members took it as he was leaving the group to pursue a solo project. This brought about some harsh words and feelings. I think he should have presented the project in a better way than he did. In my opinion, he could have told them like this; “Fellas, I have been wanting to do a solo project for a long time now. I don’t want to break up the group, I just want to try my hand at it. I have some tracks that I have worked on and I’d like your thoughts on it.” That may have made it go over better and smashed the negative outlook. After all, everyone gets to a point where they want to try new stuff.

Overall, I feel that the production of this biopic was simply amazing! It has really set the bar for others that follow after it. I think it should be put to DVD for fans, as this movie is truly a keepsake. Job well done! 

Did you watch The New Edition Story? What were your thoughts on the mini series? 

Hey TRC Gang! How many of you love a good beat face? Girl I see you over there with your face on slay! I knew your hand was going right up. I’m right with you, here all day for the face beatage. Is that a word? Well, we just made it one! (LOL) Webster take note of the new word “Beatage. Steps up to mic, The word Beatage means makeup that is applied so flawlessly to the face, that you when you see you have a triple take moment and say, “Now that’s good!” #FaceonSlay When you get or pull off a beat like that, oh you have your cuteness all on ten then. Just taking hundreds of selfies! I know how it is. 

Then at the end of the day when it time to take off that MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and BECCA plus those Ardell Demi Wispies (lashes). I hate it! Washing off your makeup can really be a chore. This process can also strip away hydration and vital nutrients for healthy skin. Having a dry looking face is just simply not sexy. Skindinavia has us covered with their new formulation. It’s call the Post Makeup Recovery Spray. You all know I already love their primer and setting sprays. This spray is equally wonderful! It really helps to combat the dry face after washing feeling you get once cleansing is complete. 

How To Use

The Post Makeup Recovery Spray is very simple to use. Just spray it on your face within five minutes of removing your makeup. The spray will restore your skin’s natural pH and reboot its radiance. The Post Recovery spray has ingredients like Zinc and organic Willow Bark to promote healthy glowing skin, plus keeping bacteria from entering your pores after cleansing.

Give the new Skindinavia Post Makeup Recovery Spray a try and be ready for your next flawless beat face! 

Hi TRC Gang! As you all know, I started my healthy lifestyle journey last year. I can not say that it has be all easy and smooth. I have had many bumps in the road along with high hills to climb. Sometimes I just wanted to scream (and I did…lol)! But, seeing the results of my hard work has kept me going.

This year in 2017, I plan to go even harder. One of the things that I struggled with in 2016 was making sure that I had breakfast in the morning. I have never been a person that just loved to eat in the morning. As a kid, my mother would have to make me eat a bit of something before I went off to school. Now, as an adult I am really trying to make it a new habit of eating breakfast. I know that it is important that your break your body’s fast from your sleep.

To jump start this habit, I want to start enjoying more smoothies. They are quick, easy to customize to your liking, and can be very filling. The types of smoothies your can create are just endless! I just love that the are perfect for a person on the go. Just blend, pop it into a tumbler, and you’re on your way!

Have you ever heard of Ninja Kitchen? I just love them! I have done a few post on their units before. They have in my opinion the best blenders. You can really get all of your nutrients from fruits and veggies with them. Plus their units offer a wide range of functions. I was sent over their latest blender unit the Nutri Ninja Ninja Bowl DUO with Auto-IQ Boost. Let me tell you, I have found a new bestie! The foods you can create with this unit are endless. You can make fresh salsa, dips, smoothies, and even cookie dough. This unit has you covered.

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What you’ll get:
(1) 1200-Watt Motor Base with Auto-iQ Boost™
4-cup Nutri Bowl™
Precision Prep Blade Assembly
Dough Blade Assembly
(2) 24 oz. Tritan™ Nutri Ninja® Cups
(2) Spout Lids
(1) Pro Extractor Blades® Assembly
75-Recipe Book

I made my first smoothie bowl of the year with the Ninja Bowl. I came out smooth and delicious. Take a look at the video below.

The Nutri Ninja Ninja Bowl DUO with Auto-IQ Boost is a powerful unit and I recommend it for those of you who are wanting to get into the kitchen more to try your hand at making healthy dishes. It’s a winner! You can purchase one for yourself or a loved one here.


Hi TRC Gang! Happy New Year to you all. I hope 2017 has been awesome for you so far. I know some of you are setting goals that you want to achieve for the year. I know I am! One goal that I am truly focused on is my healthy lifestyle journey that I am carrying over from 2016 to 2017. This year, I want to really get into it by being more consistent with exercise and what I put into my body. 

One of my healthy goals is to cut sugary drinks completely from my diet. I had been doing great with doing this, but every now and then I would fall back into drinking sodas. To try to combat this, I want to start infusing my water with fruit. Drinking plain old water just gets so boring after a while. This is what caused me to have set backs all the time. 

I happened to hop on a site called Tomoson to see what items they had on there. Once on, I came across the Gear Ultimate Infused Water Pitcher. I was so excited to receive this pitcher. The 3 quart pitcher is made of shatterproof acrylic that is also BPA free and food safe. 

What You Get

Pitcher

Infuser Tube

Free Ice Core

Free Recipe Book (e-book)

I just love the sleek design of this pitcher. It has put an end to my bland water days. I can even infuse my favorite teas, which is awesome. You can create some flavor filled drinks from fruits, herbs, and vegetables. The recipe book give you very tasty recipes as well. Great right! It is very easy to clean this unit too! You can hand wash it or place it in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

I highly recommend this pitcher if you are looking to change up the pace with your beverages. This pitcher can be purchased from Amazon. 

FTC: I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.