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Around Chicago:The Hard Rock World Burger Tour

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

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

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. 

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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Indoor Activities for those Springtime Not so Sunny Days

 It's springtime and spending more time outside is a must for overactive kids. However, some days will not be sunny and perfect for outside play. That's when we (parents) need to be creative. When I brainstorm activities for my kids my two main focuses are keeping their bodies active and brains moving. We recently had the opportunity to play with a couple of items from Lakeshore Learning and my kids loved them!

Ceramic Knife Box Set Review

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review.
I was contacted by someone on the behalf of Muthbaki to review their Ceramic Knife Box Set With 3 Knives, Translucent Sheaths & A Potato Peeler. And boy, what a difference it makes when you have a fresh set of knives to cook with. I felt like a five star chef for a short minute with these knives! My husband and I were recently discussing how we needed to purchase a new set of knives. So this review opportunity could not have come at a better time.

Features:

Set includes 3 knives with translucent white sheath and a peeler
The ultra sharp ceramic blades that will retain sharpness longer than stainless steel blades
Ceramic blades that do not corrode
Blades that are naturally more resistant to bacteria than regular knives
Lightweight
Easy grip handles
Stain proof
Rust proof


What I like:

I've never used a ceramic knife before and I was pleasantly surprised that they could cut so well and not be the traditional knife. The handle on each knife and peeler has an easy grip, which was helpful when cutting tougher foods and the handle doesn't slip out of your hands if your hands are wet or greasy, I love that! This knife set was the smoothest cutting set of knives I've used in a long while. They cut veggies and even crusty French bread with ease and clean (Without crumbs everywhere). I love that they are sharp but not intimidating or scary to use. And these knives are so easy to clean. For the great price of $25.99 they knives are so worth it! Its a great deal for quality tools in your kitchen.

You can purchase of learn more about Ceramic Knife Box set at Amazon
What are some of your go to kitchen tools that help make your life a little easier?
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Spring Clean with a Multi Surface Cleaner #SCJMessyMoments @Walmart

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pledge® and Acorn Influence. However, all opinions expressed here and anywhere else on this blog are my own.
It's that time of year "Spring Break" which also means spring vacations or (for most) spring-cleaning! And while most of us have a huge focus on deep cleaning around the house during this time, Pledge® Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner is the product to use for quick and easy clean up everyday.
(Clean up in the kids room made so much easier)
It's that time of year "Spring Break" which also means spring vacations or (for most) spring-cleaning! And while most of us have a huge focus on deep cleaning around the house during this time, Pledge® Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner is the product to use for quick and easy clean up everyday.

Pledge® Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner can be used to clean multiple surfaces like: metal, finished wood, electronics and more. And not only does Pledge® Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner just clean, it is a 2 in 1 cleaner and disinfectant. You can depend on it to kill 99.9% of germs, including the flu virus (kids spread the most germs). Instead of using 2 or 3 different cleaning products to combat dirt and germs. Pledge® Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner makes my job easier with just one bottle.

One of the biggest problem areas in the house is our electronics, like all of them!

 (I use this thing everyday for everything, it had been splashed with paint, sneezes, and more)


                                         (Although these get used everyday the dust accumulates fast)
As you can see most of the furniture in my house is dark, so you can see that dust clearly. I need to wipe down the electronics every 2 days because I like my surfaces to look shiny and new. Pledge® Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner makes my job so much easier and I feel better knowing that it's a real clean (germs be gone). Using this product to wipe down different surfaces is pretty awesome! No matter what surface you wipe there is no sticky or greasy residue left behind and it's shiny and clean after.

Pledge® brand products are the products that I've used for years to dust the surfaces in my house, I depend on it. And with Pledge® Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner I can clean, dust, and disinfect all with just one bottle. It's so convenient to walk around the house with one bottle and clean just about everything in my house, everyday. 

Where do I shop for my cleaning supplies? Walmart, of course! Not only are the best prices at Walmart, but everything you need is so easy to find. You can find Pledge® Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner and other cleaning essentials in the Home Cleaning aisle of your local Walmart.

What are some of your cleaning "Hacks" for spring cleaning?

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