Movie Review: The Founder

This is a great rags-to-riches story. A lot of people don’t know that the McDonalds corporation is actually based on realty deals and land purchases. The movie takes you on a journey through the ups and downs of growing a business.

There are twists and turns that organically develop emotionally with family and friendships. Ruthless business decisions are aggressively made showing the destruction of a lot of relationships. I love business development it’s exciting and fun yet filled with some hard decisions.

They say business is like swimming with sharks, it could be true in many cases, however in my years of diving in and out of corporate life things always even itself out.

Everything that crumbles will be rebuilt. Everything wrong will be made right. Things may seem bleak and even cutthroat but maybe we have to be challenged in order to push ourselves passed the tough times.

Watch it on Netflix

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What I’ve been watching

I’ve been watching “The Super” on Netflix. I didn’t even know this series existed. I am completely addicted to it!

It shows the day to day life of a property manager and it’s great!

There was a time in my entrepreneurial dreams that I wanted to buy an apartment, after watching a few episodes of this series, I’m not gonna ✋🏼

If you have Netflix watch it!

You won’t be disappointed 😊❤️

The iPhone game

I recently purchased an iPhone 7 and I absolutely love it! The size, the weight, the features etc. I agonized over whether I should get it as soon as it was launched. I finally had my chance to upgrade to the 7 and I have no regrets.

Now, the annual iPhone has arrived. This version… iPhone 8.

As a gadget lover I love following the technology trends and watching how far we’ve come. From Bluetooth connections to drones, green screens to flat screens we’ve seen all the developments. Of course I was excited to see what Apple had to offer with the iPhone 8.

Hmmm…

I read all the specs and watched the forever genius ads and videos about the iPhone 8, but I didn’t expect the newest development Apple had to offer was made of glass!! What the..? This took me back to the iPhone 4 when the glass would crack on both the front and the back of the phones if dropped. Why, Apple? Why?! I celebrated the fact that a phone case is optional but now I look at the future of iPhones and I’m confused as to why such advanced phone technology is contained in glass. This is such a disappointment. I’m sure the bells and whistles are amazing, however if it’s housed in glass how could that technology be protected without a case? It just seems odd that the engineers picked this kind of packaging. It just doesn’t make sense.

I don’t see the iPhone 8 or the X in my future. The seduction of the camera advancements almost had me, but the glass design totally lost me.

Who knows? I may change my mind after a few demos and unboxings or I may jump off the iPhone bus. For now, I’ll be cuddling my iPhone 7 doing selfies, making videos, running my businesses and playing on social media for as long as iOS allows.

*sighs

SS

Review: Annie’s Home Macaroni & Cheese

I received the Spring Voxbox and it had a ton of items to test out.  This is the first time I have received complimentary food to review so off we go…  As a proud Foodie I couldn’t wait to try everything so this is one out of many reviews that are coming up soon.

The biggest critics of mac n’ cheese are my boys so this was a fun review to do.  I read the ingredients right away and the rule of thumb is the first 3 ingredients are the most of what the product is made with. I don’t know about others, but for my boys and I, this was the best  boxed mac ‘n cheese, dare I say better than Kraft Dinner.

This literally tasted like fresh cheddar cheese and my boys requested that I order this by bulk.




I found this in Walmart for $      I highly recommend this over Kraft Dinner, the price is more than Kraft but it is so worth it for those lazy days when you only want to spend 20 minutes for a quick snack.

Let me know what you think when you get a chance to try it, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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*This product was sent to me, complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes

Gadget Review: Adrienne Vittadini Studio Wallet with phone charger

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a gadget review, however I had to say something about this pretty yet purposeful gadget targeted to women.

I found this product in Winners while looking for a new replacement for a wallet I’ve had for over 3 years.  I sifted through many styles including a Tommy Hilfiger one and I had to decide between the two.  This is a wallet designed by Adrienne Vittadini it has a phone charger BUILT IN!

I am on my phone all day so yes I have to charge my phone before I leave then pray that my battery isn’t going to die.  I drain my battery about halfway through my day and it is so annoying.  This battery charger has already been a saviour!

The inside pouch has a semi-detachable charge station built inside secured by 2 snap buttons.  It has a micro usb cord with a lightning adapter.  Simple instructions on how to use the usb; flashing red light means charging solid red light means fully charged, blue means charging device. I have an iPhone SE and it fits perfectly in this wallet which has a wrist loop.  I was looking to downsize my ever swollen wallets of the past and this is a great incentive to do it.  So far, when I need an extra charge it’s right there and can be charged discretely without loose external batteries hanging around which isn’t very cute.  Yes as a gadget gal, I will fall for anything that makes gadgets look cute.

If you have a chance to find this wallet or something similar, I highly recommend you pick one up to add to your summer fashion accessories.  This will make an awesome gift for your fellow gadgeteers.  If I find more of these wallets I’m gonna pick one up for my Mom.  😀

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Review: Fast and Furious 8

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Most people I hear were buzzing about Fast & Furious 8, some positive and some negative.  I’ve heard people say “Oh here we go… another Fast & Furious movie” followed by rolling eyes.  However, I’m a huge action movie fan and I was anticipating a great action movie that included “The Rock” and Vin Diesel.

The story starts off with a great racing scene complete with almost hard to believe details, but I didn’t mind.  What’s a Fast & Furious movie without racing and cars blowing up all over the place. I have always loved the story line, my favourite being Tokyo Drift.  Joined by villainess Charlize Theron, in this movie, it had all the twist and turns of a race track.

The story was that of betrayal and involved a lot of history.  I loved that the villain was a woman and the story takes you all the way to the arctic.  Many reviews have not been favourable but I happen to love the cheesiness and the unbelievable events that happen. It’s hard to be cynical when I think about Alien, Commando, even the latest great saga of The Game of Thrones.

If you like movies like Mission Impossible and the 007 movies, you will enjoy this movie. For me, it was nonstop action and I was locked onto that screen.  I highly recommend this movie to anyone who loves good ol’ fashion action sprinkled with humour and drama.

I’d love for you to let me know your thoughts after you watch it.

Happy movie watching

SS

Review: Kong Skull Island

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I’ve loved and hated many movie remakes so when I found out that they were releasing a new King Kong movie I was, naturally, I was curious.  I admit I was skeptical as I’ve seen the King Kong remakes and have been thoroughly disappointed.. until I watched this movie.  Right from the start this movie held my attention.  If you’re into action and enjoy the whole Man vs Beast conflict narrative this is the movie to watch.

Unlike most remakes, where they stick very close to the original story, this new Kong movie direction is the most intriguing.  Instead of jumping right into the destruction of New York City, this movie takes you to a very gritty past of Kong.  I’ve always wondered why Kong was so huge.  Was it gamma rays? Mutation? etc.  they all crossed my mind, but this direction is definitely my favourite.

In this new version, it takes us right into the jungle of 1973 where everything is gigantic and terrifying.  It took me back to the excitement of the Jurassic Park series The action from Kong taking on a giant squid to fighting the weirdest looking monster, named “Skull Crawlers” I still don’t know what the heck it was, but it was vicious to say the least.

The story then leads us to an action packed ending where I felt a series coming up.  I am excited about it and the change has been long awaited one.  Kong is a great classic monster along with Godzilla and this is a great way to explain a lot of the questions I have always wondered.

Kong Skull Island, with the help of CGI (computer-generated imagery), brings out a refreshing direction.  I’m anticipating where the writers will take us in the future of cinema eye candy.

Watch this movie and let me know what you think.

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