If it’s been a while since you were able to let your hair down and relax a little, it’s about time that you spent a night at a casino. Whether you place bets at the online casino, mobile casino or at the bookmakers, gambling on the latest games or sports betting is a great way to let off steam whilst giving yourself that opportunity to win a jackpot.
Sports gambling is one of the most exciting ways to be a punter as the action is live, and therefore the odds of the bet out of your hands. You can bet for the favorites or bet against the odds, go for the outside or go for the most popular option, depending on how your mood takes you and whether you feel like you want to take a risk. Going to the book makers with your friends, or even just being there with other punters can increase the thrall of the bet, especially if you all bet on the same horse or team to win. It doesn’t matter what tactics you choose to play, sports betting is perhaps one of the most exciting ways to gambling due to the element of live play.
Online casino games or mobile games are also a fun way to play at sites like OnlineCasinoAustralia.com.au. Once you’ve put a deposit down you can choose to play slot-machine style games, usually styled to feature the latest superhero or cartoon character, or to bet on classic games such as poker or blackjack. The great thing about online games is that there are lots of bonuses to win, and high-rolling jackpots, and you can just keep playing as long as you top up your deposit. Whatever your method of partaking in gambling, whether it’s through games or through sports, it can be a fun and exhilarating way to relax at the weekend, especially if you don’t have to look after the kids for a while.
July 19, 2013 – 12:07 PM - | Posted in daily life | 3 Comments »
You read correctly, the Ultimate Warrior is returning to the WWE ring, well…virtually at least. WWE 2K14 will include the “Founding Father of Life Intensity” as an exclusive playable character for those who pre-order the game at any participating retailer for Xbox 360 games or Playstation3.
“Immortality is inspiration, pure and simple. An example to others that they, too, can do things larger than the life they are actually living, and Ultimate Warrior was the pure embodiment of this belief, in what has proven to be a very attention-getting and inspiring way,” said Warrior. “It was my good fortune to be his creator and performer, and I am humbled by all those fans who’ve not only kept his legacy alive, but deepened it over time. In WWE 2K14, Ultimate Warrior’s creed, ‘Always Believe,’ lives on.”
The Ultimate Warrior made his WWE debut in 1987 and is considered a pop-culture icon not only because of his in ring skills but think about the music, ring entrance, personality and energy, the Ultimate Warrior is someone who even those who are not wrestling fans know about.
Though he faced many rivals throughout his career, including Honky Tonk Man, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, Sgt. Slaughter, “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Undertaker, perhaps his most celebrated match was against Hulk Hogan in “The Ultimate Challenge” at WrestleMania VI on April 1, 1990. Warrior defeated Hogan that day to unify the WWE Championship and Intercontinental Championship, becoming the first WWE Superstar ever to hold both titles simultaneously.
“There has never been another WWE Superstar quite like the Ultimate Warrior – his intensity and energy is unmatched, and his legacy is undeniable,” said Chris Snyder, Senior Director of Marketing at 2K. “Fans love him, opponents fear him and everyone can agree that he’s one of the most iconic Legends in WWE history. Pre-ordering WWE 2K14 is the only way we mere mortals will ever have a glimpse into the greatness that is Ultimate Warrior.”
Become Immortal – 2K’s lineup of premier sports simulation titles expands with the company’s upcoming release in the renowned WWE video game franchise, WWE 2K14. Developed by Yukes for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, WWE 2K14 is positioned to be the most electrifying, authentic and comprehensive WWE video game experience to date. WWE 2K14 is not yet rated by the ESRB. Players who pre-order WWE 2K14 will receive Ultimate Warrior at no extra cost on launch day on October 29, 2013 in North America and November 1, 2013 internationally.
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July 19, 2013 – 9:10 AM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, Wrestling, WWE | No Comments »
We’re in the middle of a heatwave here in Ohio, which means I don’t want to do anything but sit on the couch, be on the computer or watch T.V. and be in the nice cool air conditioning. It also really means that I don’t want to turn on my HOT oven and cook! That’s why during the summer months, grilling outdoors is always one of the best solutions if we’d rather not eat out.
I admit. I’m not an champion griller. I’m trying to do better though. Steak and corn on the cob are usually the most I can do, as well as burgers and hot dogs. But let’s admit, that can get mighty boring! So I’ve been on the hunt for some new recipes, something yummy yet easy enough for me to conquer on the grill.
Just returning from Las Vegas, I’ve got drinking on the brain still (yes, I didn’t do enough while I was out there), so I wanted to find something with a little kick, something with a touch of brandy on it to give some yummy flavor.
I’ve looked through a boatload of recipes, from steak, chicken, fish and even desserts. But I think I’ve found something great I could pair with some grilled veggies that the entire family would love. How does Grilled Peppered Filets with Brandy Peppercorn Sauce sound? Here’s the recipe below:
Grilled Peppered Filets with Brandy Peppercorn Sauce
4 Filet Mignons
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons freshly cracked black peppercorns
1 tablespoon freshly cracked red peppercorns
½ tablespoon kosher salt.
3 cups Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, or other good-quality, robust red wine
3 tablespoons butter, divided
2 shallots, minced
½ tablespoon freshly crushed black peppercorns
½ cup brandy
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup beef stock
Salt to taste
To prepare the sauce: pour wine into a nonreactive saucepan and bring to a boil. Let reduce over medium-high heat until about ½ cup remains, about 20 minutes.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in a small heavy saucepan and sauté the shallots and peppercorns over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the brandy, carefully ignite, and let flame for 3 or 4 minutes until the alcohol is burned off. Continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes, until the pan is almost dry.
Add the cream, turn up the heat to medium-high, and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the reduced wine and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes longer. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, season with salt, and simmer until 1 cup remains, about 10 minutes more.
Bring the steaks to room temperature and brush both sides with the mustard. Combine the peppercorns and salt on the plate and roll the steaks in the mixture, pressing to coat each side well. Grill the steaks over direct medium-high heat for about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare, 6 to 7 minutes for medium, or to the desired doneness. Transfer to serving plates and spoon with the warm sauce over steaks.
Do you have any recipes that are great on the grill that I should try out? Post them in the comments below, I’d love to try and feature them!!
July 18, 2013 – 12:50 PM - | Posted in recipes | 2 Comments »
I remember when my oldest daughter first started school. I hated the fact that they wore uniforms. Everyone would tell me it was better, more cost effective. But I’ve found that far from the truth, especially when I find cute uniform clothes for both of my daughters to wear to school.
The Children’s Place is one of our favorite places to pick up uniform pieces. With a picky 7 year old, and an “I Don’t Care” attitude of a 9 year old, The Children’s Place always has something ‘common ground’ that they both end up loving!
My oldest daughter would love something like this:
My youngest is a little more of a ‘girly girl’ so a skirt or dress would be more her style, something like:
The Children’s Place is giving away to one lucky reader a $500.00 gift card!! How helpful would that be for back to school shopping? I know I could use it, so I’m sure one you could as well. Below are all the details along with the giveaway widget so you can enter..GOOD LUCK!!!
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July 16, 2013 – 12:15 PM - | Posted in Giveaways | 117 Comments »
It’s summer,and to WWE fans that means the coming of SummerSlam!
It’s one of my favorite pay-per-views and my husbands as well. It’s like Wrestlemania of summer!
One of WWE’s biggest pay-per-view events which will be on Sunday August 18th and this year Los Angeles will be hosting along with the Doritos Brand.
Doritos Jacked fans will have the opportunity to be rewarded through two SummerSlam opportunities. Fans will be able to win an unforgettable SummerSlam viewing party through a promotion through Dollar General, or the second is a chance to be a WWE Fan Correspondent presented by Doritos Jacked! This contest offers Doritos Jacked Fans a chance to interview WWE Superstars as a correspondent for the WWE app, which has been downloaded more than 6.5 million times since it’s debute last year.
Details are as follows:
• Doritos Jacked Brand and Dollar General SummerSlam Viewing Party Promotion – Fans can unleash the excitement of WWE by entering to win the ultimate hometown SummerSlam viewing party hosted by WWE Legends Sgt. Slaughter and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, plus thousands of other prizes and access to exclusive WWE videos and games. As part of the national in-store promotion with Dollar General, fans who purchase two bags of Doritos tortilla chips in a single transaction will receive a 20-digit code at checkout that can be entered online at unleashthewwe.com for a chance to win. The promotion runs through Sunday, July 21, 2013. For full details and official rules, visit www.unleashthewwe.com.
• WWE “Fan Correspondent presented by Doritos Jacked” Contest -
The Doritos Jacked brand and WWE are searching for potential fan correspondents in Brooklyn, N.Y., Austin, Texas, Laredo, Texas, Green Bay, Wis. and Sacramento, Calif. to interview a WWE Superstar for the WWE app as they step out of the ring at five Monday Night Raw® events leading up to SummerSlam. To enter, consumers must show their correspondent skills by creating a short video of themselves and the bold question they would ask a WWE Superstar.
Videos should be uploaded to WWE’s YouTube Channel prior to each event (visit Youtube.com/WWEFanNation for full contest rules and timing.) For each event, three fans will be selected to win tickets to a Monday Night Raw. One lucky fan may also be chosen to be the WWE app correspondent for the night. The WWE app is currently available on the iOS, Android and Windows 8 platforms.
The contest has already started, which included a Monday Night Raw in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 15; Austin, Texas, on July 22 and Laredo, Texas, on July 23 but you still have time to be a winner for; Green Bay, Wis., on Aug. 5; and Sacramento, Calif., on Aug. 12.
This isn’t just it though, both Doritos Jacked brand and the WWE have more exciting things underway for SummerSlam. Keep checking the Doritos Facebook page for more information as details become available.
The Doritos Jacked brand and WWE have more exciting plans underway for SummerSlam. Fans can continue to check www.Facebook.com/Doritos for more information as details become available.
“By teaming up with WWE, we will deliver over-the-top experiences – just like our Doritos Jacked product line – to our fans, making it a summer to remember,” said Ram Krishnan, vice president of marketing, Frito-Lay. “Just like WWE Superstars and Divas, we know our fans are fearless so we have one more surprise in store this summer that will push this bold experience to a whole new level.”
“WWE has the most passionate fans – fans who will do anything to get in on the action,” said Michael Pine, Global Head of Sales and Partnership Marketing, WWE. “We’re thrilled to reward our fans with bold, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that only the Doritos Jacked brand and WWE could offer.”
The Doritos Jacked product line is everything fans love about Doritos tortilla chips, only jacked up for a bigger experience. Forty percent bigger, bolder and thicker, Doritos Jacked chips offer a one-two punch of intense flavors followed by a twist of spice or tanginess that packs the ultimate crunch. Originally introduced in spring 2012, the Doritos Jacked product line now includes three flavors: Enchilada Supreme, Ranch Dipped Hot Wings and Spicy Chipotle BBQ.
SummerSlam will be broadcast live on pay-per-view Sunday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. ET. for more information about Summerslam visit wwe.com.
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July 14, 2013 – 12:18 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, Wrestling, WWE | No Comments »