Celebrate Mother’s Day with flowers and Lionsgate’s Forever My Girl, now available on Digital, DVD, and Blu-ray!

April 28, 2018

This is a sponsored conversation shared by Wrapped Up N U on behalf of Lionsgate’s Forever My Girl.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with flowers and Lionsgate’s Forever My Girl, now available on Digital, DVD, and Blu-ray!

Forever My Girl tells the story of country music superstar Liam Page (Roe), who left his bride, Josie (Rothe), at the altar, choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown, Liam is torn between his two worlds.

We are thrilled to be teaming up with Lionsgate to make Mother's Day extra special with this great giveaway. 1 lucky reader will receive Lionsgate’s Forever My Girl Blu-ray and 1-800-Flowers $50 gift card.

For more information about this movie click here.
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Snack Smarter with Snack Nation

April 25, 2018

Having worked in an office for many years, I know all about snacking temptations. Let's face it, vending machines don't always promote or contain the healthiest snacks. A great choice to replace these unhealthy snacks is to check into office snack delivery. After recently searching the web for better alternatives I found one that I think is rather grand in conception and execution. Have you heard of SnackNation? If not let me tell you a little more about what I found. It is a monthly snack box that mail aims is making healthier snacking more fun and available in the work environment! They guarantee that each box will feature snacks with no artificial anything in them, including colors, sweeteners, and flavors. They offer over 5,000 different snacks from 1,500 premium brands
 Plus, they donate 10 boxes to a family in need for every box delivered. A company that has a heart and gives back? Who can't get behind that!
They offer a wide variety of snack choices including gluten-free, vegan, paleo-inspired, and healthier indulgences items so there is truly a snack for everyone!
Each SnackNation box contains 150 single-serve snacks. Your custom box includes a rotating selection from their library of premium snacks. Get bars, chips, jerky, granola, trail mix, dried fruit and more. Prices start at $249 including FREE delivery and a also display case. They also offer a shop at home box that is great for families!

They even offer a free trial box for companies, so what's stopping your company from giving them a try today? 

Wishing you all happy and healthy snacking and as always keep it Southern Y'all!

Therafit Footwear Mother's Day

This is a sponsored conversation shared by Wrapped Up N U on behalf of TheraFit.
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Mother's day is just around the corner, have you found mom the perfect gift yet? Might we suggest the gift of comfort with the Summer women's fabric slingback sandal by Therafit footwear? They are available in 3 colors: Black(as shown), blue and pink. This makes them the perfect go-to shoes for both Spring and Summer. Being a southern girl I absolutely love these shoes! They are so lightweight and comfortable. They are perfect for the busy mom on the go that is always on her toes.
I really like that these shoes are slip on and so very comfortable. They are super cute with casual jeans or shorts and also look great with dress pants or a shirt. They are also easy to keep clean and offer great support for tired overworked feet. I'm not sure if you guys noticed the round things inside the heel of the shoe but they serve a function. You are able to adjust the impact protection and cushion level to fit your own personal needs by removing these rods to suit your foot. You are able to leave all 3 in, remove 1 or all 3...it's totally up to you!

Summer is Therafit's new everyday sandal. Featuring bold fabric uppers, this sandal will bring casual comfort to your everyday wear. With contoured footbeds, superior arch supports, and deep heel-cups, the Summer will stabilize and support your foot during those daytime outings and evening strolls.

Therafit Footwear products are designed for optimal support and cushioning with the goal of providing you with reliable comfort, protection and relief from arch pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, pronation and other foot pain symptoms.

The Summer women's fabric slingback sandal are just 1 of the many styles offered by Therafit make sure to visit them today to find your perfect fit. And as always keep it Southern Y'all!

Get GE Premium Finish at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service for free.

Looking to update your kitchen appliances? Best Buy has a large selection of GE Premium Finish appliances, the modern, sleek design adds a smooth elegance to any kitchen. As a busy mom of 3, I love how easy it is to keep these GE Premium Finish Black Stainless clean. They are fingerprint-resistant and wipe clean with not much effort. Visit your local Best Buy today to see what all the GE Premium Finish has to offer!

GE is the leader in premium finish options, giving shoppers the ability to design a unique kitchen package suited to personal needs and style. Focus on Black Stainless Finish:

  • Bold and sophisticated appearance
  • High-gloss finish that makes a statement in any kitchen
  • Fingerprint-resistant and easy to maintain and clean
Black Stainless was designed for those who want to make a statement. Combining a glossy, bold black hue and the contemporary brushed metal appearance of stainless steel. Black Stainless adds sleekness and originality. It wipes clean in seconds, remaining free from smudges, but full of character.

As always keep it southern y'all!

Forever My Girl comes to Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and On Demand April 24 from Lionsgate

April 24, 2018

The Heartwarming Romance Comes Home on Digital April 10 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on April 24 from Lionsgate

SANTA MONICA, CA (February 20, 2018) – A country music superstar finds himself torn between his career and his one true love in Forever My Girl, arriving on Digital April 10 and on Blu-ray™  (plus  Digital), DVD, and On Demand April 24 from Lionsgate. Based on the first book of the New York Times and USA Today best-selling series – The Beaumont, by Heidi McLaughlin – Forever My Girl  was written for the screen and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf (Midnight Juliet) and is jam-packed with original songs from country music mega-producer Brett Boyett (TV’s “Nashville,” “Friday Night Lights”). Alex Roe (RingsHot Summer Nights) and Jessica Rothe (La La LandHappy Death Day) star alongside Abby Ryder Fortson (Ant-Man, TV’s “Togetherness”), John Benjamin Hickey (HostilesFlags of our Fathers), Tyler Riggs (Boomtown), Peter Cambor (TV’s “Grace and Frankie,” “NCIS: Los Angeles”), and Gillian Vigman (Step BrothersThe Hangover) in this sweet, uplifting love story.

I love a truly good love store, so I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of Forever My Girl. It was a very sweet movie that I shed a few tears over and also had some giggles with. It is one of those movies that I can watch over and over again. It's a great movie to add to your collection today!

Forever My Girl tells the story of country music superstar Liam Page (Roe), who left his bride, Josie (Rothe), at the altar, choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown, Liam is torn between his two worlds.

The Forever My Girl Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

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Year of Production:  2017
Title Copyright: Forever My Girl © 2017 Saved Message LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG for thematic elements including drinking, and for language. 
Genre: Romantic Drama
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Feature Run Time: 108 minutes
BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen 2.39:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen 2.39:1 Presentation
BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world.  In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies.  Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a 16,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure.  The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base. 

ZOMBIES on Disney DVD on April 24th

At Seabrook High It’s Zoms vs. Poms in 
Disney Channel’s Newest Original Movie!

At this School, it takes GUTS to be Yourself!

On Disney DVD April 24th

Featuring Exclusive Bonus Content Including Bloopers, 
Deleted Scenes, Zombie Survival Guide to High School and More!

Synopsis: Disney's "ZOMBIES" is a music- and dance-filled story set in the fictitious world of Seabrook, a cookie-cutter community brimming with perky conformity 50 years after a zombie apocalypse. Today, the zombies pose no threat, but are required to live in Zombietown, an isolated, rundown community infused with their unique creative spirit. When zombies are finally allowed to enroll in Seabrook High School, the charming, charismatic zombie Zed, who is determined to play football, meets freshman Addison who dreams of being a cheerleader -- the ultimate form of status in Seabrook. Addison takes a lot of flak for befriending Zed and his zombie friends, but comes to learn that zombies and cheerleaders aren't so different after all. Zed and Addison work together to show Seabrook what they can achieve when they embrace their differences and celebrate what makes them a community.

Get ready to sing and dance along with the kids at Seabrook High School in ZOMBIES on Disney DVD today! My daughter has always loved sing-alongs and this has got to be her new favorite. The movie is catchy and poppy full of teenage fun! It’s a must have grab ZOMBIES on Disney DVD on April 24th!

Cast: Milo Manheim as Zed; Meg Donnelly as Addison; Trevor Tordjman as Bucky; Kylee Russell as Eliza; Carla Jeffery as Bree; Kingston Foster as Zoey;
and James Godfrey as Bonzo.

Director: Paul Hoen
Executive Producers: Effie Brown and Paul Hoen
Writers: David Light and Joseph Raso

Bonus Material: Zombie Blooper Reel (DVD Exclusive) - Laugh out loud at the Cast of ZOMBIES in this compilation of the funniest bloopers and outtakes from the making of the film. TRT: 3:53

The Zombie Survival Guide To High School (DVD Exclusive) - This piece uses a visual motif of a Zombie Survival Guide, with styled infographics and hosted by the talent. We go down the list of some of the most important survival tips for Zombies and humans on how to get along and make the best of high school. TRT: 2:24

Dance Tutorial – Join Meg Donnelly (Addison), Kylee Russell (Eliza) and ZOMBIES Choreographer, Christopher Scott, as they show you how to dance along to the ‘BAMM” Music Video. TRT: 3:38

Deleted Scene #1 (DVD Exclusive) - It’s a Cheer-tastrope TRT: :57

Deleted Scene #2 (DVD Exclusive) – New Jacket, New Name TRT: 1:09

Audition Tapes (DVD Exclusive)
Milo Manheim Audition TRT: 1:16
Meg Donnelly Audition TRT :57
Music Video – “BAMM” TRT 3:39
Lyric Video – “BAMM” TRT 3:23
Trailer #1 TRT: 2:20
Trailer #2 TRT 1:50

Release Date: April 24, 2018
Packaging: DVD
Rating: TV-G
Feature Run Time: Approx. 94 minutes (excluding bonus)

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French & Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish
Closed Captions: English


For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

© 2018 Disney

Convenience of using an app to get life insurance with Jenny Life

This is a sponsored post with Jenny Life Insurance and BraVoMark. All opinions are mine.

Life insurance is something we don't like to think about but it is something we will all need at some point. The process can be very overwhelming for any family and painful to think about the death of a loved one. Life insurance is something we do for the loved ones we leave behind. The passing of a loved one is trama enough without taking into account of the struggle of the financial burden and hardship that can come from the loss of an income. As the wife of a sheriff's deputy, I often wonder if our family has enough life insurance? It's all so confusing however this is an issue we want to address far from the time we need it. 

For all these reasons we are thrilled to be teaming up with Jenny Life to share with you how easy acquiring life insurance can be. Jenny Life, is a Seattle-based team of insurance specialists and software engineers that came together to develop an easier process to share information with us all. They developed a mobile application that is compatible with both Apple or Android phones. The mobile application allows you to get a quote and apply for life insurance in a few minutes, it is entirely EXAM-FREE and is for the entire family. The Jenny Life application allows you to get an instant quote and apply for life insurance entirely from a mobile phone and is available in 48 states.

Although Jenny Life works for anyone, it was built specifically with moms in mind. “Over 60 percent of mothers don’t have life insurance and we view this as a public policy issue,” said Chirag Pancholi, co-founder of Jenny Life. For more information, you can visit www.jennylife.com. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter to get all the latest updates or check out their videos on Vimeo.

As always keep it southern y'all!

Charleston Chew Vanilla Hot Cocoa

April 20, 2018

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Charleston Chew Vanilla Hot Cocoa by Tootsie Roll. The opinions and text are all my own.

Hey there everyone! Can you believe it's April is almost over? I can't this month has just flown by and I'm so behind on everything! We have been really busy with all the kid's end of school year activities including testing at school and endless afternoons on the golf course for our older 2 kids. I hope everything is going well for you guys.
Another month brings a great new item for us to try in our Kcup brewer. We are thrilled that one of the items we received is Charleston Chew Vanilla Hot Cocoa.
I remember when I first had a Charleston Chew bar, it was around the time I was in 9th grade. I had just gotten braces months before and on a whim grabbed a new candy to try at the store. Much to the dismay of my orthodontist, I loved it. I'm sure you can guess that began many broken brackets from eating those yummy bars!
If you have never had a Charleston Chew it is a milk chocolate bar filled with a vanilla nougat goodness. The hot cocoa has the same flavor combination in a warm cup of yum! It has rich creamy milk chocolate flavor with notes of the vanilla nougat. It is also available in 2 other flavors, chocolatey nougat and strawberry nougat.  

Make sure to visit our giveaway for the chance to win a box of your very own by clicking here
As always keep it southern y'all!

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Spring into Great Flavor with recipes from StarKist

April 17, 2018

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of StarKist.com. The opinions and text are all my own.

Spring has sprung in south Georgia and it's a great time to try some new recipes! We are thrilled to be teaming up with StarKist to share their bold and spicy collection along with some great recipes. These recipes are so easy to make, packed full of goodness and delicious.

Candace Cameron Bure (most famously known as DJ Tanner back in the Full House Days) developed her own Broccoli Sriracha Tuna Bowl using StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD Sriracha.

Broccoli Sriracha Tuna Bowl
Tuna Creations® BOLD Sriracha
Whole wheat rice or cauliflower rice
Steamed broccoli
Shredded carrots
Scallions (optional)

Thai Noodle Bowl

2 – 2.6 oz. pouches StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD, Thai Style

1 package (7.1oz.) Soba noodles
4 Tbsp. sliced green onions (about 3, white and green parts)
1 cup broccoli, blanched

Soy Ginger Dressing:
1 tsp. grated ginger
2 Tbsp. soy sauce, low sodium
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
½ tsp. honey

1. In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for the dressing.
2. Heat soba noodles according to package directions. Split between 2 bowls.
3. Divide dressing between the bowls and toss with soba noodles to coat.
4. Top with tuna, green onions and broccoli.

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 – 2 minutes

Sriracha Tuna Ramen Noodle Salad


2 pouches (2.6 oz. each) StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD, Sriracha
1 package (3 oz.) Ramen noodle soup, flavoring packet discarded
½ avocado, pitted and diced
½ cup shelled edamame
8 oz. coleslaw mix
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
¼ tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. low sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. diced cilantro

In a medium bowl, crush the ramen noodles into small pieces.
Combine with avocado, edamame, coleslaw mix, vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and vegetable oil. Mix well.
Top with tuna and cilantro and enjoy.

The StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD line now comes in 6 delicious flavors and provides different levels of heat to any meal (shown in The Heat Index below). In addition to the StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD Thai Chili Style, Tuna Creations® BOLD Jalapeño, Tuna Creations® BOLD Hot Buffalo Style, Tuna Creations® BOLD Tapatío and Tuna Creations® BOLD Sriracha, StarKist introduced Tuna Creations® with Rice & Beans in Hot Sauce.

With a portfolio of 15 flavors in the StarKist® Tuna & Salmon Creations® line of single-serve pouches, there is something for everyone. Choose from Tuna Creations® Ranch, Lemon Pepper, Sweet & Spicy, Herb & Garlic, Bacon Ranch, Honey BBQ, Hickory Smoked and Salmon Creations® Lemon Dill and Mango Chipotle. These convenient, single-serve tuna and salmon pouches make it easy to reach the recommended two servings (8oz.) of seafood weekly.

This new, boldly seasoned tuna flavor retails for approximately $1.34 per pouch and can be found in the shelf-stable tuna section in grocery stores nationwide. For more great StarKist recipes click here.

As always keep it southern y'all!

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Parenting a Teen With Mental Health Issues: A Guide for Parents

As a mom, I believe mental health issues in teens is a very hard thing to talk about and deal with. Since it's an issue that can not be seen from the outside we often choose to ignore it or believe it's just a phase our children will grow out of. Let's face it the teen years can be a hard time for both parents and teenagers alike. During these years a child that once believed you hung the moon and stars may start to distance themselves from you in the quest to become their own person. There are many options available now when it comes to your teens' mental health issues including being able to talk to a counsellor online. This is a great option for teens that may feel shy or insecure about the feelings they are having.

During adolescence hormones cause brain and body changes that affect sleep, eating habits, emotions, and also social well-being. Our teens are constantly trying to adjusting to the fluctuations in these hormones. No parent ever wants to see their child struggle and not be able to fix the issue for them. A recent study conducted by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) suggests that about 20% of all teens either have or are likely to have a serious mental illness between the ages of 13 and 18. Add to that approximately, 8% of teens meet the diagnostic criteria for major depression. Across the length of adolescence, one in five teens has experienced depression at some point in their teenage years. What's even scarier is these are just among reported cases and do not factor in those that do not seek help. It is common for teens to be moody in short-term, there are some classic warning signs to watch for if you think your teen is suffering from longterm issues. If your teen suffers from a combination of these issues for 2 weeks for more it could be time to seek help.

  • Poor concentration
  • Feeling depressed
  • Lack of interest in once enjoyable activities
  • Sleep issues
  • Showing signs of increased anxiety or worry
  • A decline in school grade

Fortunately, depression is a very treatable issue and there is help out there for families. The best way to get help for your child with mental health issues is to talk about what’s going on in a safe, loving environment. Know you are not alone and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There is no shame in asking or seeking help from outside sources. By providing a line of open communication with approval and unconditional love and support the healing process can begin. I highly recommend reading "Parents Guide: How To Help Your Teen Cope With Mental Health Issues" by The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake.

STASH Jasmine Blossom Green Tea

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of STASH. The opinions and text are all my own

As most of you know the south is kinda famous or infamous for our sweet tea. Sweat tea with lemon is pretty much the official drink of the south. So, I never really tried many hot teas even though my mother grew up in New Jersy. She grew up drinking hot teas, so anytime I have the chance to try "fancy" tea I think of her. She enjoyed her hot teas with honey, lemon, milk or sugar. I remember always thinking it was such a grown-up drink to enjoy.

One of the first things I noticed about this tea when brewing was the smell. I really expected it to have a very flowery perfume smell but boy was I wrong. The smell is clean and pleasant smelling and I enjoyed it very much. I personally found the taste to be subtle and relaxing. I find it very helpful to drink it at night to relax my body and mind before bedtime. I love being able to brew this STASH Jasmine Blossom Green Tea in my Keurig brewer, it's so quick and easy. This is truly a really lovely tea from beginning to end and can be enjoyed hot or cold.

As a southern girl raised on sweet tea I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the STASH Jasmine Blossom Green Tea. I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking to try tea in a K-cup form. 
Would you like to try this product yourself? You can buy it now on Amazon and also enter for a chance to win a box too by clicking HERE.

As always keep it southern y'all!

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How To Become A Medical Transcriptionist

April 15, 2018

This is a sponsored post

Becoming a healthcare documentation specialist, or a medical transcriptionist means that you listen to recorded dictation for physicians and then translate them into written reports. Medical transcription is a flexible job which means there isn’t a lot of formal requirements on becoming one other than having a high school diploma. Sometimes, education beyond a high school degree however and a certification training can make you a more competitive job candidate though. So what are a few steps to become one? Here are a few to get you started.

1. Earn your GED - As stated before, having a high school diploma, also known as a GED is the only real formal requirement to becoming a medical transcriptionist. If you’re an adult without one, you can take a test to earn your GED. Most states require that you are at least sixteen years old before you can take the GED. You can even take the GED without attending classes, but it does help to review the material before you take the test. There are also many online resources available and nearly every town offers GED classes.

2. Assess Your Typing Speed - As a medical transcriptionist, most of the time will be spent listening to the doctor's dictations and transcribing that information into a written form. You’ll need to be able to keep up a good typing speed as you transcribe. However, you don’t need to be extremely fast. About forty-five words per minute is an average speed to allow you to transcribe quickly and accurately. You can test your typing speed on various websites and if you’re a slow typer, these online typing courses can help increase your speed.

3. Choose Your Credentials - This is not a necessary step but getting credentialed will give you an edge in the job market. There is two certification available in the medical transcriptionist field. There is a CHDS also known as a Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist or an RHDS which is a Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist. Both are offered through the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity or AHDI.

4. Work In A Physician's Office- Physician’s office's employee medical transcriptionists to work on site either in their clinic or hospital. The best way to look for job openings in that field is to make a list of hospitals and physician’s offices in your area and call. You can also look at job posting websites like Monster or Craigslist.

5. Third Party Transcription Service Office- Perhaps instead of working within a hospital, you’d like to work in an off-site area from the hospital. These tend to have a more traditional office-like atmosphere where you will work in a cubicle surrounded by another medical transcriptionist. If you like a structured nine-to-five environment, working for a third party transcriptionist service may be for you. This option may require you to be at work for specific hours every day. You can also find these listings on Craigslist, Indeed or Monster.

6. Work From Home- A huge benefit to becoming a medical transcriptionist is that many physicians or hospitals can allow you to work from home! This option will give you the most flexible as you are able to make your own hours. It may require you to purchase your own equipment, You’ll need a good computer with an internet connection, a foot pedal and transcription software plus a place somewhere within your home to work. What’s a foot pedal? This allows you to start and stop recordings as you are transcribing without having to lift your hands off the keyboard. You can purchase a foot pedal and the software online such as Amazon or Office Max.

Image: iMedX

Thinking of starting today? A great company to look into is iMedX. It was founded in 2002 and is an integrated medical document management and health information solutions company based in the Atlanta, Georgia area. It offers a full suite of high-value revenue management solutions including those that are in the medical transcription field plus coding services, result-based consultation, education, training opportunities and data analytics! If you want IMedX to focus on driving your company with positive results and success of thousands, it’s one that you can count on day in and day out to help with all your transcribing needs.

As always keep it southern y'all!