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Where do your eggs come from?

Disclosure: I received this product and other items for free in exchange for my honest review and to share information about Nellie's Eggs.


My kids are really starting to love eggs, from omelets to scrambled eggs and toast, eggs are on the menu just about every other day. And if you're going to be eating eggs everyday, you should know where they came from. While some of us have the opportunity to go to local farms and buy fresh foods, living in the big city (Chicago) doesn't award us this fresh option. 

A Kinder Kind Of Egg

 Nellie’s Certified Humane Free Range Eggs are raised in a Certified Humane, free range environment. 

What does that mean?

Nellie's hens have: 
  • easy access to outside environments with real grass and the freedom to move about
  • they are given antibiotic free feed and fresh water 24/7
  • a comfortable place to live whether its inside or outdoors 
  • full protection from migrating birds that have been exposed to bird related diseases
  • and protection from ground predators such as foxes and coyotes

Nellie's hens are not:

  • locked in a cage with no freedom to roam and be free
  • packed into a small space and expected to produce
  • injected with antibiotics and hormones 

And to top it off "Good Eggs" has wonderful health benefits. Nellie's eggs are protein packed and loaded with 13 essential vitamins and minerals. Knowing all of this about Nellie's Certified Humane Free Range Eggs made me change my thoughts on what I eat and where it comes from. And the eggs taste so darn good!


Being aware of what you feed your family is so worth it for the future. So, whether you like your eggs scrambled, boiled or deviled- knowing where they came makes them taste so much better!



Go here to learn more about Nellie's eggs and to find a store that sells Nellie's eggs near you! 




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Hard Rock Cafe World Burger Tour Backstage Pass #worldburgertour

Disclosure:  “The information, gift card, gift pack and giveaway have been provided to me by Hard Rock International.”

A few posts back I shared a little information about the World Burger Tour at Hard Rock Cafe, you can read that here. Today I'm offering you a tiny backstage pass or a sneak peek into the World Burger Tour going on at HardRock Cafe until June 30.

The awesome people at Hard Rock Cafe sent me a gift card to test the flavors of the World Burger Tour, just so I can share my experience with you. So my family and I jumped into the car and went on a little road trip (very little trip, downtown Chicago is only 15 minutes away from our home), to see 
what this World Burger Tour was all about.
The World Burger Tour at Hard Rock Cafe will give you a taste of international flavors to celebrate burger season. The Hard Rock chefs at their cafes have the freedom to create a unique Local Legendary Burger that captures the flavors of their city.

Starters

When we go to restaurants one of the most essential features of the menu is the appetizer list and sometimes (depending on the day of week) the cocktail menu. We ordered the sampler platter that included a variety of Hard Rock Cafe specialties and classic handheld pre-meal bits. And to top it off the international burger flavors, they've crafted some cocktails you just have to try. My cocktail choice was called ALL JACKED UP :)
(All Jacked Up in cool collectors glass that you can take home)
At our local Hard Rock Cafe the World Burger Tour flavors were:

English Breakfast Burger (London, UK)
Java Lava Burger (Seattle, WA)
Jamaican Jerk Burger ( Montego Bay, Jamaica)
Tandoori Chicken Burger (Mumbai, India)

There were also some yummy flavored french fry options to pair with your burger. I tried the Java Lava Burger (Seattle, WA) a beef patty awakened with an espresso rub (hence Seattle's specialty) and covered with oozing cheddar cheese and jalapeno lava sauce.
This burger was very good, but very spicy (people with spicy appetites will love this burger)!
I enjoyed my burger and ate it peacefully, because my kids were enjoying their food as well. One of the first things I checked for on the Hard Rock Cafe's website was the kids menu. And it was packed with great kid friendly options.

If you're out and about during the warm days of June looking to try something unique, visit Hard Rock Cafe for the World Burger Tour. This burger experience will offer you a small taste of the world between 2 buns!


The World Burger Tour ends June 30th. So don't miss a chance to visit your local Hard Rock Cafe to see what international flavors are on the menu.
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Around Chicago:The Hard Rock World Burger Tour

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Get your taste buds ready for the 2016 World Burger Tour at your local Hard Rock Cafe. And if you live in Chicago maybe I'll see you there! 

Hard Rock World Burger Tour 

Hard Rock Cafe locations in North America are celebrating the start of burger season with a menu showcasing international Local Legendary™ Burgers.

The limited-time World Burger Tour menu is available Sunday, May 1 through Thursday, June 30, 2016

This year, Hard Rock is also offering a literal World Burger Tour, a travel package that takes the most adventurous burger enthusiasts on the road (and the skies) to sample offerings from the World Burger Tour menu at Hard Rock Cafe locations in London, Athens, Buenos Aires and Seattle!

 For more information on the World Burger Tour website

Backstage Burger Pass


Hard Rock gives chefs at their cafes the freedom to create a unique Local Legendary Burger that captures the flavors of their city. This year more than 160 local burgers were evaluated by Hard Rock’s culinary team with fan favorites selected to headline the World Burger Tour menu. Throughout May and June, Hard Rock Cafe menus* will feature the following World Burger Tour offerings:

English Breakfast Burger (London, England) – a Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with sliced ham, a sausage patty, a fried egg, a portobello mushroom, arugula and garlic aioli and served with a side of baked beans

Java Lava Burger (Seattle, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty grilled and dressed in a house-made espresso rub and topped with lava sauce, crunchy java onions, bacon, melted Cheddar cheese and garnished with a fried jalapeño

Tandoori Chicken Burger (Mumbai, India) – a dark meat chicken patty seasoned with aromatic spices and fresh herbs, topped with mint mayonnaise and served with a side of cucumber 

Jamaican Jerk Burger (Montego Bay, Jamaica) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with banana pepper rings, mango jalapeño cream cheese and jerk mayonnaise

ATOMIC! Burger (Las Vegas, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with Atomic beer-battered peppers, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, garlic chipotle ketchup and chipotle mayonnaise

Tango Salsa Burger (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with andouille sausage, Monterey Jack cheese, chips de batata, a fried egg, salsa criolla and garlic aioli 

Greek Burger (Athens, Greece) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with arugula, feta cheese and a tomato slice 

Aloha Burger (Honolulu, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with SPAM, Monterey Jack cheese, a grilled pineapple ring with sweet soy glaze, guacamole and pico de gallo

Hard Rock Cafe has created cocktails that perfectly complement World Burger Tour offerings. Served in Hard Rock’s iconic mason jars, adult guests can order with the suggested pairing or mix it up with any other burger from the limited-time menu. New cocktails include:  


All Jacked Up – created to balance the Jamaican Jerk Burger’s spicy flair, this cocktail features a mix of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, PJ, Orgeat and lime juice, garnished with orange and pineapple wedges and a cherry 

Crisp Sipper – inspired by the Aloha Burger’s sweet and savory taste, this cocktail features a mix of Hendrick’s gin, Monin Cucumber, lemon, orange and raspberry, topped with tonic and garnished with rosemary and thyme

MelonPalooza – designed to complement the fresh flavors of the Greek Burger, this cocktail features a mix of Midori Melon Liqueur, Malibu Rum, Hard Rock’s house-made sour mix and PJ, garnished with slices of pineapple and strawberry

Sweet & Fiery – inspired by the ATOMIC! Burger’s spicy flavor, this cocktail features a mix of Absolut Peppar Vodka, Canton Ginger Liquor, Blue Curacao, lemonade and ginger beer, garnished with a red pepper 

 Black Cherry Melonade (non-alcoholic) – created to complement the rich espresso of the Java Lava Burger, this mocktail features a mix of Black Cherry Real and Monin Cucumber, topped with ginger beer, garnished with a cucumber slice and a cherry 

Burger Tour for the Roadie

For those a little more hungry, Hard Rock will bring its menu to life and offer a unique burger experience that takes guests’ taste buds on an international journey

Hard Rock, in conjunction with global experience agency RPMC, is offering a World Burger Tour travel package that includes stops at iconic cities including London, England; Athens, Greece; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Seattle, United States. This four-stop, once-in-a-lifetime excursion celebrates the cities that inspired Hard Rock’s World Burger Tour

The World Burger Tour travel package is a private, 10-night trip that includes flights, first class hotel accommodations, ground transportation and exclusive dining and music experiences at Hard Rock Cafe locations in each city not typically available to the public 
And just to get you a little more excited about Hard Rock Cafe and the World Burger Tour I have a little giveaway just for you! One lucky winner will get a Hard Rock Cafe gift pack that includes: oven mitt pair, apron, and spatula.


The Rules: Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Giveaway is open to US Residents only and will end on 5/30/16 11:59 PM. One lucky winner will be chosen at random using rafflecopter.com on 5/31/16 and will be contacted via email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. A Chicago Mom or Hard Rock Cafe is not responsible for any lost or stolen prizes. Void where prohibited.


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Mother's Day Gift Guide Featuring ModCloth

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Looking for last minute, Mother's Day gifts? This is just so hard for me every year, like what to get for the lady that has everything. And where to shop is another tough one! If you are getting tired of the flowers or gift card ideas, time to change it up a little with something from Modcloth. Modcloth has something for every type of lady. And, I've put together a gift guide with lovely things from ModCloth that all Mothers would love! I especially like the items on my guide because they are a little bit more personalized and detailed, which make the gifts that much more special. 
Eyeshadow Palette | Earrings | Cat Clutch | Hair Pins | Necklace | A Spotless Home Book | Jewelry Stand | Notebook Set | Hello Sun Print | Mint Rose Gold Watch

Everything on this list, just about covers every type of lady: new moms, creative moms, fancy moms, and we can't forget Mother in-laws. I like when shopping at Modcloth they have everything from clothes, jewels, and even accessories to spruce up your home. Shopping at Modcloth can be a one stop shop! 

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Mommy, What's in your Bag? Summer Essentials! #PoiseLinerLove

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Poise® and Acorn Influence. However, all opinions expressed here and anywhere else on this blog are my own.
Summer is not quite here yet, but all the outdoor activities have already started and we (Moms) are always on the go! Not only it important to have your mommy survival kit ready for the kids, but you also need to make sure you have you covered.

As a mom we deal with so many things that we do not have control over, but there are special products that can make your life a lot less stressful. Today, I want to talk a little about a very common case that affects many women, especially moms, that some would be considered "taboo" to talk about. LBL (light bladder leakage) is very common in women after that have children and LBL is rarely discussed in our community. And since it's not discussed, many women don't know that there are products designed specially for LBL. I didn't!

Did you know that LBL affects 1 in 3 women for all kinds of reasons (not just women who gave birth)?


My LBL stems from the birth of my 2 kids and that I have a condition that causes me to cough really hard. LBL affect all women.
One of my summer (and everyday) essentials is Poise liners. Poise liners are designed specifically for LBL, they lock away wetness, stays in place, and moves with your body. Like many other women I went straight to the period pads aisle for protection against LBL, and let me tell those pads are not for LBL. Poise liners are a light option for protection against a totally different kind of wetness. Poise Liners has you covered with discrete levels of absorbencies base on your individual needs. You cannot get LBL protection with period pads. With Poise Liners, you can live worry-free knowing that you are protected wherever you are this summer. 
And to make your life even more easier, and since you love Walmart anyway! You can conveniently purchase Poise Liner at Walmart and even get them in an affordable value size that will put a stop to your daily drugstore visits.

Learn more about LBL and Poise Liner Love on their website
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