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Visiting The Northwest with my Samsung GS8

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These past two weeks have been full of fun and adventure for the end of our summer activities. I took a road trip with my daughter up to Seattle and looped back down through Portland, Oregon. We have the best time navigating through the Rocky Mountains of the Northwest and exploring new places we've never visited.

We packed up our gear and heading out. Some nights we stayed in a hotel and some nights we decided to camp. We camped either in the back of our wagon or put up a tent and hung out by the river and hot springs.  It was mom's turn for a new phone so I got the Samsung Galaxy GS8 and I'm sure glad I did. I took photos and shared short videos on Instagram stories and even mapped out our route using my Samsung GS8.




On the top is a photo of the water front is Seattle overlooking the Puget Sound. The water and sky were so blue and beautiful that day. On the left is the trail head of the Pacific Coast Trail. A few years ago a forest fire had gone through the area leaving a graveyard of burnt tree trunks. Now along with those dead trees are mixed in new growth trees. It was really beautiful to see. To the right is a photo of me in front of Sahalie Falls in Oregon. All the photos were taken with my Samsung GS8.

It's so nice that we live in a time where we have our camera, video camera, phone, and navigation wrapped up into one nice little pocket sized package.

I bought my unlocked Samsung GS8 phone on Walmart.com It was pretty easy and it arrived right before we left on our trip. I that the phone is unlocked. This makes it so you can choose your carrier as well as your own data plan and other services¹.  The Unlocked Samsung GS8 and the Unlocked Samsung GS8+ are both available at Walmart.com and only available online.






Some of the features of the Samsung GS8 include "the world’s first Infinity Screen," and the Galaxy S8+ is even bigger! It's water resistant which was nice since we were near the river and hot springs. It can handle some splashing and even an accidental dunk. Ok, I love this feature, wireless charging on a power up pad (charger sold separately.) So easy!  You can also add to your storage up to 256GB
with a microSD card (sold separately.) The Unlocked by Samsung smartphones means it works on your choice of carrier in the U.S. so you get to choose the one you like best. You can take your take your device anywhere, from Mexico City to Paris and more.² There are fewer preloaded apps too.
Guess what? All Unlocked by Samsung smartphones come with a standard U.S. limited warranty.³

Be sure to check out the full selection of Samsung GS8 and Unlocked Samsung GS8+ here at Walmart.com 





Disclaimers

¹ Wireless voice, data and messaging services on Samsung Unlocked Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices are compatible with most major U.S. GSM and CDMA networks. For these devices, wireless services are available on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile and CDMA networks such as Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular®. Visit www.samsung.com for more information on your device. Support for certain features and services such as VoWiFi and hotspot vary by wireless service provider. Wireless voice, data and messaging services on Samsung Unlocked Galaxy S6 and Galaxy J3 devices are compatible with most major U.S. GSM networks. For these devices, wireless services are available on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile. Visit www.samsung.com for more information on your device. Support for certain features and services such as VoWiFi and hotspot vary by wireless service provider.


SIM card must be compatible with area's available networks. International calling, data services, and coverage vary by network provider. Contact provider for details.

.² This Samsung Unlocked phone will work on any GSM or CDMA compatible network. For these devices, wireless services are available on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile and CDMA networks such as Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular®. Support for certain rate plans, features, and services such as VoWiFi and hotspot vary by wireless service provider. SIM card must be compatible with area's available networks. International calling, data services, and coverage vary by network provider. Contact provider for details.

³ For more information on Samsung standard U.S. limited warranty, go to samsung.com/customersupport/xxx

Cheese Stuffed Seven Layer Mexican Hot Dog * Food & Drink


Graciously sponsored by Hebrew National


It's summertime. Summer has officially started. Backyard parties on the weekends are happening with family and friends gathering al fresco for dinner. Outdoor entertaining is at its height.We kicked up the regular old hot dog up to a spicy, easy, show-stopping dinner that the kids and adults will love. Inspired by our favorite party dip, the seven layer dip, we put together a Cheese Stuffed Seven-Layer Mexican Franks that are cooked in the campfire coals or on the grill.

Cheese Stuffed Seven Layer Mexican Hot Dogs

  • Hebrew National All-Beef Franks
  • Bakery Fresh Hot Dog Buns
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Pico de Gallo 
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Sliced Pickled Jalapenos

Tear enough aluminum fold to cover each hot dog. Slice almost all the way through each hot dog. Stuff with sliced pepper jack cheese. Roll hot dog in foil. Place hot dogs in hot campfire coals or on grill until cheese is melted and hot dog is heated through. 
Place hot dog on sliced bun. Add toppings in order: pico di gallo, shredded lettuce, chopped cilantro, guacamole, sour cream, and top with jalapeno slices. 
Serve with a nice icy cold drinks. Enjoy!





*The combination of franks and these toppings may not be Kosher.
What makes a Hebrew National kosher hot dog premium? It's all about what makes the cut (And what doesn't). We're choosy about what goes into our franks – we use only premium cuts of 100% kosher beef from the front half of the cow and then choose the best from that. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or byproducts. When your hot dog is Kosher, that's a hot dog you can trust! For more summer fun with Hebrew Na1onal, visit facebook.com/ hebrewnational.

Reading Glasses Never Looked So Stylish

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This post is sponsored by Foster Grant Readers with my thoughts on their reading glasses.
I hope you find it helpful.




In my 40's I started to realize I need to use readers to read the small print on labels and even my phone. I had never looked at the reading glasses section before simply because I never needed to. The only time I saw someone using reading glasses is when I saw my mom, aunts or grandma pull out a pair to read something and then quickly tuck them away again for next time. So as you can imagine I was pleasantly surprised when I went looking for a pair for myself. I didn't see myself as an older person who needed those glasses that sit on the end of my nose, you know like you always see in the movies. I certainly felt much more stylish too.


I found several pairs of cute stylish readers in an array of colors and styles that actually fit my personality and how I felt rather than the look that we often think of when we think of reading glasses. Foster Grant Readers has some of the cutest readers I've ever seen. You could wear them and no one would know the difference between these and high-end prescription glasses.




I personally use my reading glasses for several things including using my phone for business, reading the ingredients list on foods (since I'm on a low carb diet I have to watch those list closely) and other small print.  But, everyone has different reasons to use reading glasses and guess what? Foster Grant Readers has several options for readers to fit your own needs too. They include MultiFocus, Light Specs, Sun Readers, eReader, and more in a range of strengths. You get to choose the type that fits your lifestyle and still be stylish. I see a day on the beach with a good book coming up! Foster Grant Readers are all $34.99 or less too.  They are the same quality as prescription readers without the high price tag.




Have you thought about getting a pair or reading glasses and have just been putting it off? Go check out the Foster Grant Readers. They have a lovely selection of colors, styles, shapes, materials and more and you can save 20% when you use the promo code Readers20, expires 10/31/17. Visit the Foster Grant website and tell me which is your favorite pair!