Wednesday, July 1, 2015

7 Sizzling Tips to Save Money and Energy this Summer

Summer is officially here and with the heat comes a higher electric bill especially in Florida. As the days get longer and hotter, air conditioners need to run longer to keep things cool. In fact, A/C units can run up to twice as long in the summer as compared to cooler months, accounting for more than half of the electric bill.

According to Florida Power and Light Energy Expert, Tiffany Spence, "There is a seasonal difference in customer bills. Summer bills are always higher because we're all using more electricity. Not only is the sun out in full force, but the kids are out of school and guests are coming to town. There is a lot of activity in our homes." 

While Florida Power & Light customers already have typical bills that are the lowest in the state and 30 percent below the national average, there are easy ways to help make them even lower. So before firing up the fireworks this July 4th holiday, try these seven tips to help save energy and money:
  1. Go outside: Cook using an outdoor grill instead of the oven to keep the kitchen cool.
  2. Use smaller appliances: If cooking inside, do it with a toaster oven, microwave or crock pot. These smaller appliances use less energy than the oven and add less heat to the kitchen.
  3. Consider cold snacks: When it's hot outside, a cold alternative such as sandwiches, vegetables or fruit make for delicious snacks without having to use the oven.
  4. Grab in bulk: Reduce the amount of cold air escaping from the fridge by opening the door once to get all necessary items.
  5. Fill it up: Run the dishwasher with a full load and use the air dry option, if available.
  6. Turn it off: When leaving to watch a parade or fireworks, remember to turn off lights and fans. Fans only keep people cool, not rooms, so if you're not at home, there's no reason to run them.
  7. Turn it up: Turn the thermostat up to 82 degrees or higher if you're traveling for the long weekend. And remember to close window blinds and shades to block out the sun's heat.

Visit to take FPL's Online Home Energy Survey and use the Energy Dashboard to learn how to save up to $250 a year.

Source: FPL

Thursday, June 25, 2015

"Terminator Genisys" Prize Pack Giveaway

John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be. "Terminator Genisys", starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, hits theaters on Tuesday, July 1, 2015 and we're giving away a prize pack to one lucky reader!

The prize pack includes a pair of headphones, a t-shirt, a cup, a poster AND 6 tickets to see the movie at any Regal Theaters. All you have to do is enter your valid email address below and a winner will be chosen!

Check out Terminator Genisys Trailer: 


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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle" Now Available on DVD and Digital HD

Everyone's favorite monkey is back and I'm so excited for my children to enjoy the monkey that I grew up with as well. Available today on DVD and Digital HD is "Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle" and my children gave this movie 10 stars!

When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, a little monkeying around forces him to crash-land in Africa. While a worried Man with the Yellow Hat searches for him, Curious George bravely explores the jungle and makes new animal friends along the way. Reunited at last, the two best pals have an unforgettable adventure shared with their new friends! Featuring the voice talents of Angela Bassett & John Goodman, with music by the Plain White T’s, join Curious George on his fun-filled journey that the whole family will enjoy!

The soundtrack will be available June 23, 2015 on Back Lot Music, featuring the new original song “Welcome to Paradise” performed by Plain White T’s and score by composer Heitor Pereira (DESPICABLE ME, MINIONS).

Let Curious George join your kids selfies! Use the Brand-New Free Photo App:

Sing-Alongs – Sing along to your favorite songs from the film
  • Ordinary Superman
  •            Welcome to Paradise
  •            Beautiful Wild
  •            Together Forever

Check out these bonus clips: 



Friday, June 19, 2015

Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas by Neiman Marcus

It's Friday and you're still wondering what to get dad for Father's Day! It may be a little too late to do online shopping unless you are lucky enough to get overnight shipping or if Dad is ok with getting a late gift. If those options are not possible, then it's time to get in the car and drive to your nearest Neiman Marcus store and spoil Dad. 

Check out the list below: 


47mm Runwell Men's Chronograph Watch, Stainless Steel/Ivory Dial 
Made by hand with the desire to craft the finest watches with the choicest materials—the Shinola Runwell watch collection boasts American heritage and Swiss parts. Featuring a classic field watch design with a sleek, round dial and bold numerals—the Runwell artistically defines Shinola's mantra, "Where American is made."™
  • From the Shinola Runwell Collection.
  • 47mm stainless steel case with double curve sapphire crystal.
  • 24mm five-link stainless steel bracelet with deployant clasp.
  • Ivory dial with Super-LumiNova® hands, Arabic numerals, and hour markers.
  • Detroit built Argonite 5021 quartz movement with Swiss parts.
  • Chronograph function with 2 subdials; date window at 6 o'clock.
  • Water-resistant up to 100 ATM (100 meters/330 ft.).
  • Made in USA of Swiss and imported materials.


Modern Anchor Leather Bracelet, Navy 

  • Miansai bracelet in cowhide full-grain leather.
  • Golden-plated brass signature Miansai anchor.
  • Made in USA of Italian material.


Rockrunner Mesh Sneaker, Navy 
  • Valentino men's mesh sneaker with suede and leather trim.
  • Lace-up front.
  • Padded collar and insole.
  • Signature Rockstud detail trims heel counter.
  • Rubber sole provides traction.
  • Made in Italy.


Paul Smith 
Jack Striped Socks, Gray 
Paul Smith "Jack" striped socks.
  • Ribbed cuff prevents rolling.
  • Cotton/nylon; machine wash.
  • Imported.

FRIGO by Revolution Wear

Four of the world's biggest stars, Derek Jeter, 50 Cent, Carmelo Anthony and Timbaland, have come together along with one of the founders of Tempur-Pedic to form the power-house team behind FRIGO® and are changing the undergarment industry for men.
FRIGO®, comes from entrepreneur Mathias Ingvarsson, the former Vice President and European Director of Tempur-Pedic and features the patented signature FRIGO ZoneTM, providing ultimate support and adjusts to give a customized fit while also offering men optimal comfort with style and practicality in mind. The line includes various T-Shirt styles made from enhanced high-tech performance fabrics as well.

Frigo No. 1 Exclusive Boxer Briefs:
  • State-of-the-art fabrication: constructed mostly of smooth performance microfiber with ultra-light fabric on the crotch so you don't feel constricted and breathable mesh zones to keep you cool
  • Patented, adjustable interior mesh pouch keeps you supported and prevents sweating and chafing
  • The pouch's soft lock adjustment system lets you adjust the fit to your own preference
  • Next-generation waistband features covered seams for a near-seamless feel and Coolmax wicking fabric to keep you dry
  • Bonded (almost stitch-free) body for a smooth, seamless feel
  • Laser-cut vents in the rear for added ventilation
  • Silicone-lined leg openings anchor the fabric, preventing ride-up

Frigo by Revolution Wear No.1 Exclusive T-shirt 
  • Engineered with three comfort fabrics, including ultra light fabric, enhanced performance fabric by Eurojersey® Italy, and cool mesh
  • Features macro laser-cut vents for ventilation
  • Mesh zone below nape for ventilation
  • Mesh zones at armpits
  • Seamed along sides
  • 29 inch long sides from shoulder to hem (size L)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Our 2015 Father's Day Gift Guide

It's that time of year where we honor the outstanding father's in our lives! But according to a survey at, only 73% of people plan to purchase a gift for Dad this year, compared to the 83% who purchased Mother's Day gifts for Mom.  Yes, Father's Day gift shopping is usually challenging due to the holiday being so close to graduation celebrations, weddings, summer camp expenses, etc. but don't leave your dad feeling unappreciated on his day!

Check out this list of gifts for Father's Day and don't forget to purchase in time for June 21st!

Friday, June 12, 2015

RED Digital Cinema Opens its Retail Store in Miami

RED Digital Cinema is hosting a Grand Opening event on Saturday, June 13, 2015 to commemorate the opening of its newest retail store located in Miami, Florida. Situated in the heart of the Wynwood Art District—home to over 70 collections, museums, and galleries—the newly designed space will showcase the latest RED camera innovations and serve as a gallery for works shot on RED.  

Scheduled during the monthly Art Walk celebration in Wynwood, the Grand Opening will provide visitors with the opportunity to interact the latest RED innovations as well as to leave their mark on RED’s newest location. Attendees will be encouraged to help decorate the police car in the center of the showroom floor, providing the inspiration for a local artist to turn the car in to a finished work of art that will be used for on site customer demonstrations.

“The Wynwood Art District is the ideal location for our newest RED store,” says RED Digital Cinema President, Jarred Land. “The vibe and art within that area gets the creative juices flowing for everyone – including the local current and future RED shooters.  In addition, the location not only allows us to service shooters in the Miami-area, but provides easier RED access to all of the Southeastern US plus Latin America.” 

The store features hands-on product demonstrations and offers sales, workflow, and technical support while the gallery will be comprised of high resolution prints that are created from RED’s stills from motion workflow.  The stills from motion process allows shooters to easily select their ideal image from footage shot on their RED camera—empowering photographers to capture every moment.

RED Miami Location Information
Address: 72 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127

Phone: (786)-615-6472


Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm est

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

#TechTuesday | Apple Unveils iOS 9

As predicted, Apple has unveiled that the new iOS 9 software for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch will become available this fall. Apple promises that all iOS devices will become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features.  iOS 9 will be available this fall as a free software update for iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and later. Features are subject to change. Some features may not be available in all regions or all languages.

Check out whats to come with the iOS 9:

Monday, June 8, 2015

#MiamiBuzz | Miami-Broward Carnival Event Line-Up

 The colorful and musical backdrop of #Caribbean Heritage Month and #Black Music Month offers the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee Inc. the perfect narrative to kick their plans for the official 2015 #MiamiBrowardCarnival band launch into high gear. The highly anticipated launch is a time to set the tone and give a snapshot of the Miami Broward Carnival season. The event takes place on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 3pm-4am at the Miami-Dade County Fair Grounds(10901 Southwest 24 Street, Miami, FL 33165). Advance discount tickets can be purchased at Named one of the Top 100 Events in South Florida by, Miami Broward Carnival is a rich cultural heritage staple within the multicultural footprint of the South Florida landscape.

This year’s launch marks the first time that the Miami Broward Jr. Carnival Mas bands will participate at the launch with the adults. There will be an arts and crafts fashion workshop powered by the Little Haiti Cultural Arts Complex as well as other activities for the kids. Kids with parents are free from 3pm - 7:00pm and free refreshments will be provided.

The cultural show lineup that begins at 8pm includes; performance by soca artist Iwer George, Explosion Band, and a runway model show with the masquerade bands showcasing this year’s costumes. The Miami Broward Carnival Steel bands Pantastic Steel Band and Silver Stars USA will also perform. Music powered by 99 Jamz Waggy Tee and local artists and DJs. The event is hosted by Giselle D’Wassi One.

This year #MiamiCarnival parade of bands will be held on Sunday, October 11th at the Miami- Dade Fair Grounds from 11am -11pm. This year’s pageantry from the over 20 masquerade bands, promises to be brightly colored and bold. The masquerade bands compete for bragging rights and over $40,000 cash prizes.

Purchase tickets: Tickets are available for an online special of $15. 

Miami Broward Carnival Signature Events
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Event: Miami Broward Jr. Carnival
Location: Central Broward Regional Park-3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Friday, October 9, 2015
Event: Miami Broward Carnival King/Queen/Individual and Panorama
Location: Central Broward Regional Park-3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Saturday-October 10, 2015
Event: Miami Broward Carnival Official J’Ouvert
Location: Central Broward Regional Park-3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Event: Miami Broward Carnival Parade of Bands and Concert
Location: Miami-Dade Fairgrounds-10901 Southwest 24 Street, Miami, FL 33165

Sponsors  for this year’s Carnival include; Yellow Cab Broward 411 Pain, Greater Miami Conventional and Visitor’s Bureau and “With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.” - 

For updated information, please visit:, call 305.653.1877, or follow us @miabrocarnival on twitter and Instagram.


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